the father of a russian a woman jailed for failing to register as a foreign agent says she is a pawn in russia hysteria lawyer says she was sentenced to simply being russian. activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this and she rushes to start. signing up for the twenty first century silk road china's on the road form comes to a close in beijing with sixty four billion dollars worth of investment agreed. and french news outlets joined forces to condemn the country's intelligence service for some. leaked document on home sales to saudi arabia.
or moscow and you're watching all t. international live from a studio with me in the direction welcome to the program. russian national maria has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent a father has exclusively told r.t. that his family had been expecting a very different type come. we weren't prepared for such a rough and on the just court decision. is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it all even though the investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the us has found a culprit over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition
of her confinement unlike before when she was badly treated although discriminated against all in solitary confinement with walks only allowed for two hours at night to rio her lawyers we all expected a different outcome was a fair verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for maria now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account this new jail term. thirty year old maria what was found guilty of trying to influence the national rifle association and other conservative groups in the u.s. several americans involved in politics with suspected to be involved in the case as well. i have reasons to issues that the main goal of those circumstances she had to put in was to break the will and forces to clearly have knowledge something she might not have done.
they are trying to save face to grab to seize to put her behind phones but there is nothing they can challenge it with and to avoid looking ridiculous they sentenced her to eighteen months just to show she is guilty of something. it's back to maryam but today is knowing about the case and the president he believes that. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is
a an underlying crime that he pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion that this would have been investigated or an arrest would have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the car environment where in the u.s. i think that it's almost impossible to to believe that southern politics has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the case and it's one of those things where if the elements of the crime are there they were selectively enforced in this instance i think it's hard to argue. the charges unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not intelligence agent literally it's just doing something for someone else as being their agent none of maria maria's activities in the us were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information there's no political sensitive kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian
federation she's in her shoes supported by americans while she was here financially but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria. i would fear that other countries will start applying the same standards and saying that any american who went abroad to another country and it was involved in civil society organizations and social and met people and networks that's really all we're talking about doing are anything more serious than that and reported back on those activities some in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because i think if other countries adopted the same as you're going to get a tit for tat situation with countries grabbing civilians of other countries as leverage or for other reasons that i think it's a bad idea. you know comments by president putin on bit in his case were made in beijing he was there for
a forum focusing on china's massive global child but the belt and road initiative the project spans asia europe and africa and over the past few days alone agreements with sixty four billion dollars was signed off you know as you donna reports from the chinese capital. well busy few days here in beijing as for the russian president he wrapped up his official participation quite traditionally with a media conference and judging by what he focused on for him these few days were heavily dominated by several things trade and a jeep and economy and this is quite well natural i should say given the very nature of the belton road initiative which is centered i should say a routed around exploring new trade routes and global economy boosting global economy and so lattimer putin position russia as the key energy players sort of an oil export in superpower he stressed that russia is not only a key player on the market but also moscow is ready to increase its production
and consecutively exports oil exports any given time at any given moment russia is ready to meet the oil needs of china and many other partners around the world the only reason it has not done so yet according to vladimir putin is because there's an agreement in place between russia and opec by which moscow has promised not to do so at least until someone now also recently the american president donald trump said that he managed to get an agreement from another player saudi arabia to on the contrary increase their oil output and so i asked putin what he thinks of this and what impact this could have on the global market here's what he told me just because we have an agreement with the opec plus with i haven't heard anything from saudi arabia or any other opec members it was about the intention to withdraw from
the opec deal. now quite naturally i should say there was no way other international geo political agenda could be ignored within the frameworks of the forum here vladimir putin has met with a lot of his counterparts with those whom you discussed so. problems is combating terrorism the situation in syria libya and so on and so forth so while he obviously did have his focus on energy economy and trade not a tool was it the only thing on his list let him of putin even joked about how he manages to keep his share jewels so jampacked was bullshit. but it is proceeded with the school clerk. to put you on that i bought it nor sell and you just called it was funny to me but you're sort of on the right of the folks for which the government was supposed. to so here's the second belton road forum for you as
china strives to become a platform for all sort of business and we've done of reporting from beijing r.t. . economist and financial analyst alexander khattab on what closer ties between russia and china could mean for the global markets. bosko and b.g. are already very tightly connected on the multiple levels and they think this initiatives only highlighted the strong bond between the two countries are especially this. environment where you have this troubled mystery show in. putting the status to higher and that is showing. of protectionist stance so i think in this environment. the d.l.a. is between china and russia can show that there is a and the authority of to this go in the of isolationist policies and also over the
long term i think it sends a strong message that there is a shift from this word that is led by the us. on all levels and that eventually we will see drawing of these situations and of the markets and i think especially for oil for example this is also something that we should take into account. doesn't the french media companies have back three journalists summoned by french intelligence officials over what's been described as a breach of national defense secrecy it comes after a leaked document was published on the use of french weapons in the four year long civil war that's been tearing yemen apart. we express our full solidarity with our colleagues who have done only that job to bring to the attention of citizens information of public interest on the consequences of the sale of french arms since these revelations the government has remained silent on the fact they appear to
have exposed a government line but now three journalists all the ones being investigated they've been summoned to appear before the french general directorate of internal security or the d.g.a. s.l.i. after a feeling of confidential note from the country's intelligence services it showed the french government knew weapons that sold to saudi arabia and the united arab emirates were being used in the conflict in yemen a fact the government has repeatedly denied a war that's left thousands dead and pushed millions to war to the brink of starvation it's been described by the un as the world's worst humanitarian disaster.
at the center of all that this storm is a classified by france's military agency the d r i'm real to buy these journalists it should be forty eight french sees a terrorist guns were being used along the sound the game in that tanks and fight is sold to the u.a.e. in action and its missile guiding technology may have been deployed as well in the end of seize a truck mounted home was this had been deployed the year. many border on the saudi side as of the twenty fifth of september twenty eighth see about forty u.a.e. leclerc tanks are observed in a fixed defensive position and advance positions in the west the french government
has continued to repeat the line that weapons it so soundly and u.a.e. were only being used for defensive purposes to our knowledge the french weapons available to the members of the coalition are mostly in a defensive position outside yemeni territory or on call issued rights of way but not on the front line and we are not aware of any civilian casualties resulting from their use in the yemeni theater france is not among the leading arms suppliers of countries in gauged in yemen the concern now is that this investigation by french authorities is about putting pressure on these journalists to break their professions most so love. to reveal their sources show that even ski ulti paris and charlotte mentioned the french authorities in turn have constantly insisted it weaponry is being used for defensive purposes only while the
saudi led coalition denies any deliberate targeting of civilians in yemen political journalist and elizabeth would take us her thoughts on the leak and why it's cause such concern for the french government. i don't think there's any kind of secret that french weapons are being used in yemen and you could very well argue the government has been saying this and preaching about this that since the civil war in yemen was started by rebels against a legally installed government with the support of a foreign power you're wrong this is indeed in defense of a state that's a member of the us it's the position of a number of people from you know america britain saudi arabia etc i think what's different in this specific instance is the detailed nature of the report which is fascinating reading but it also made makes it easier to place possible for agents on the ground so the pentagon feels that this is right economically and it's their
position that's what they are that's how they're defending themselves the question is is this a crime revealing a state secrets on the one hand on the other is there the broader to them is it the brother to the journalist to reveal our something in the public interest the u.s. is pulling out of another major arms treaty and the president came to us to defend american sovereignty or astoria after this break. join me every thursday on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to give us a little bit politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. imagine that you run a blood bank and they in one room are dead patients they've been dead since two
thousand and eight that would be j.p. morgan goldman sachs deutsche bank b.n.p. societies generali just b. c. etc and in the other room you have a living middle class people and the point of blood bank is to take blood from the living middle class people and to transfuse that blood to the dead banks next door as if they've been dead now for more than ten years the people that are in the middle class are going to start to suffer and suffer horribly and many of them will die by the way they won't be getting any of the blood from the other middle class people to keep them alive all the blood all the plasma goes to the dead but.
welcome back to the program in a story being closely followed here on r t a question university student who fled and attempted to join the ranks of islamic state has been released on parole officer having more than haul of her sentence she spent two. whole court is across the story for us. twenty three year old. girl of a successfully got out on parole earlier this week and she was sentenced to four and a half years in a penal colony for trying to go and join the islamic state now the defense team actually petition for her early release back in november which clearly didn't fall on deaf ears and she told r.t. that she was overjoyed about her new found freedom. yes is not you it's. i still can't believe i'm free everything is so different i have no idea how to describe my feelings i don't remember the fishing idea to guess i wasn't dissipated my mom take care of your family appreciate everything you have in your life even if you think it isn't significant because they're high price to realize this her saga began back
in two thousand and fifteen with an isis recruiter she met online she left the country to go and marry him in just a little week later she was detained in turkey for attempting to cross the border into syria now although she later helped russian security services contact her ex fiance she was nevertheless still arrested back in october two thousand and fifteen by russian police and prosecutors say that her leaving the country with the intent of joining islamic state was enough to find her guilty but the defense says that carla was blindly in love with someone that at first she didn't actually know to be a member of islamic state and they too were very happy with regard to her release we could interest of which she was very glad that everything ended this way none of us expected to see things happen this quickly finally will see a family reunion varvara is free to do she's a very happy girl but in prison she was the opposite her lawyer also mentioned that a press conference will be held on monday discussing further details about the
trial and are released on parole so we're bound to see new details in the near future. in defense of american sovereignty. that the united states will no longer be part of a landmark global arms control. his iraq's claim as he addressed the annual meeting of the country's national rifle association. why it is strange she will never ratified the where arms trade treaty and i am officially announced today that the united states will be revoking. the effect. of america's signature from this badly misguided treatment we're taking in our signature about. the united nations' arms trade treaty aims to promote global peace and stability and requires that signatories ensure the weapons they're exporting do not end up in the wrong hands more than one hundred countries have ratified the deal the us signed up to it under barack obama but never formally joint here's the un's response to the trump
administration's decision to drop support for the deal the arms trade treaty is the only global instrument aimed at improving transparency and accountability in the international arms trade it is a landmark achievement in the efforts to ensure responsibility in international arms transfers this is particularly important in present times when we witness growing international tensions and renewed interest in expanding and modernizing arsenals president trump also said he would never let foreign bureaucrats quote trample on the us second amendment the right to bear arms investigative reporter david lindorff believes mr trump took the decision in order to galvanize his support base. the biggest supplier of arms in the world is the us and it isn't just a signatory so the fact that trump is canceling that signature is a grandstanding actually to his his what he considers his electoral base of. the
senate never ratified the treaty so it's not in effect the united states doesn't to be the world court it doesn't accept the jurisdiction of the world court it doesn't feel obliged to follow the geneva convention relating to war and genocide so tearing up the is this presidential signature which obama put on it really doesn't have any significant change in the u.s. position. now the french president's long awaited all of france to the end of last protesters appears to have fallen flat they've been out for the twenty fourth weekend protesting social inequality despite some manual micron's promise to cut taxes raise pensions arliss for the civil service the march in paris has been mostly peaceful but there are minor clashes with place in the eastern city of stroudsburg as they present a televised attraction which is that french democracy needs more decentralized
government and organizing public the front and it's part of his ambitious a three month public feedback exercise known as the great national debate. the blaze this month the north shore dom cathedral in paris may have been caused by an electrical short circuit or a discarded cigarettes as two theories are being considered by authorities after they were finally able to access the burnt top building a display of aging over the restoration of the attention fifteen faultline mark. you know all about you we will rebuild the cathedral all but you're on the bottom we will rebuild notre dumb because it's good if i said that because this is what the french expects and at least well because this is what our history deserves because this is our destiny. should we rebuild aspire shouldn't be the same adapted to the techniques and
be rebuilt consistent with a modern diverse france and architect suggest a minaret macron says not or a dam should be rebuilt in line with diversity architects suggested minaret glass roof steel spire the west as sick and france as the dying man a few around. as i need for now i'll be back at the top of the next hour with more updates in the meantime do stay tuned for a boom bust which is next to a naughty international. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic to follow only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of time
time to sit down and talk. american politics it's only going to tent city and the notion that somebody's playing games at the mall or just. those election. believe it influenced the outcome is frankly just frankly absurd to food to compare russia was the stage suno to stage has been following. in influencing the domestic politics of other countries. than russia. they can come and blow our brains out at any given time if we can't really do
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broadcasting around the world covering all aspects of business and finance and how it affects you this is boom but i'm christiane billions for bar in washington d.c. on board coming up the dollar is on the decline across the pacific as china is leading the change for a c.m. to replace the dollar with a get international investor jim rogers joins us to discuss the currency complication plus we take a spin around the globe to take a peek at international markets and how they've been fairing in the choppy ways afraid uncertainty and finally over has read up on their idea despite taking a major hit on q one earnings danielle shay a simpler trading fears us through all the latest moves for i.p.o.'s in the market all that directly ahead but first here's the headline let's go. pledges to cut taxes and spending leave our global report today as president emmanuel macron of
france unveils his response to growing unrest including the still kicking yellow best movement some are expecting major policy proposals from mr mccraw after the presidential coming to what he called a great national debate on economics that exercise was a response to the yellow vest protest movement which is now smaller but still visible and vocal. but while the french president did propose to index pension packages under two thousand euros to protect pensioners from inflation and promise to take out income taxes by five billion euros he seemed to risk disappointing the country with few policy details and a defensive stubborn tone in a national address mr micron posed the rhetorical question how we've gone in the wrong direction and then he confidently judged his own performance informing the french i don't think so a founder of the yellow bus movement responded to president micron's address. i am disappointed.