the father of a russian woman jailed in the us for failing to register as a foreign agent says he's a porn studio while the lawyer says she was sentenced for simply being much. more his 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 valves and road for him comes to a close in beijing with sixty four billion dollars worth of investment agreed. french news outlets joined forces to condemn the country's intelligence service for summoning journalists about a leaked document to sunday arabia. and
also dogs christians around the world celebrate easter sunday you can see live pictures now from the service mosque as iconic christ the savior comes. along. to look. at the little one we. want to conquer a mosque and you're watching off the international live from a future with mina to you will come to the program. russian national. 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 her father has exclusively told r.t. that his family had been expecting a very different outcome. we weren't prepared for such
a rough and unjust court decision maria 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 u.s. 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 discriminated against all in solitary confinement with walks only allowed for two hours at night maria her lawyers we all expected a different outcome 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 of. your own maria 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 she said that the main goal of the circumstances she had to put in was to break the will and forces to clearly acknowledge something she might not have done. trying to save face to grab to seize to put her behind bones but there is nothing they can charge you with and to avoid looking ridiculous they sentenced her to eighteen months just to show she is guilty of something.
to maria but there's no way about the case and the precedent. that. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that she 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 charge is unregistered agent it's not foreign it's
not secret agent it's not intelligence agent it literally is just doing something for someone else as being their agent not of maria maria's activities in the us were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information there's no political sense of kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation her she was 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 because 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 is very dangerous because 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 i think it's a bad idea. comments by president putin on britain's case were made in beijing he was there for a forum focusing on time as massive global trade. and vote initiative the project spans asia europe and africa and over the past agreements worth sixty four billion dollars that were signed up because it donna reports from the chinese capital. the busy few days here in beijing as for the russian president he wrapped up his official participation quite traditionally with the 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 see given the very nature of the bolton road initiative which is centered i should see
a routed around exploring new trade routes and the global economy boosting global economy and so important position russia as the key energy players sort of an oil exports superpower he stressed that russia is not only a key player on the market but also most school is ready to increase its production and consecutively exports all exports any given time any given moment that 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 summer 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 bill i haven't heard anything from so. or any other opec members 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 framework of the forum here vladimir putin has met with a lot of his counterparts with the whom you discussed such problems as 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 will let him a putin even joked about how he manages to keep his share jewels sold jampacked. and it is proceeding.
fortunately a sort of a right to. what it. got on the right of the sofa. which the government will support. so here's the second belton road forum for you as china strives to become a platform for all sort of business and we have reporting from beijing r.t. we heard from economist and financial analyst alexander katon. between russia and china could mean that global markets. are already very tightly connected on the bones and they think this initiative is a highlight of the strong bond between the two countries and especially in this. environment.
that is showing. protectionist so i think in this environment. between showing russia. show. the authority of to this go in the. least policies and also over the long term i think it's earns a strong message that there is a shift from this world that is led by you were. on all levels and that eventually we will see a redrawing 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. one person was killed and three injured in a shooting at a synagogue in the californian city of power on saturday according to local officials police say they've detained a nineteen year old man in connection with the attack incident took place at around
eleven thirty in the morning local time during a service to mark the jewish holiday of passover a number of roads in the city have been closed and the authorities are asking people to avoid the area it tack comes exactly six months after eleven people were killed in a shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh. the u.s. is pulling out of another major arms treaty the president claims it's to defend american sovereignty more on that story and more after this break. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next. different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit on fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective sleep i'm used to surprising. you.
welcome back to the program christians around the world all marking their most important holy day of the year easter sunday here in russia the main service is held in moscow. is that by the head of the russian orthodox church karylle a key part of the ceremony is the arrival of the holy fire which worshipers say because i've been. inside a church in jerusalem. is believed to have been located as for sunday's festive dishes in addition to easter eggs the end of lent by eating a type of cake called quidditch and a cheese cake type dessert called pasta with streaming the entire service life is commentary that's. live to christ the savior cathedral in central moscow correspondent quarter in front of the donald it's gone while i am here in moscow it's been a very busy time for worshippers can you describe what's happening around. yeah
absolutely for those of our viewers who weren't here with us before to see this beautiful christ the savior cathedral it's right behind me over there and christians from around russia even around the world have been celebrating russian orthodox easter as they call it pasta back there and in other cathedrals around the country now the midnight mass just wrapped up and now the part of the service that's called the holy liturgy is under is underway which will end with a holy communion now this is a really important occasion for in russia because orthodox christianity is the predominant religion here and traditionally this mass is held in old slavonic language but that doesn't mean that parts of the mass aren't held in all different languages because there are a lot of russian orthodox people all over the world and countries like greece and egypt among others now earlier we did spoke speak to people preparing to enter the mass and celebrate this this evening and they told us what. what the holiday meant
to them. all this is a happy holiday holiday break it is honduras of the years that have ever seen as good. as the bride just a fool the christian holidays a family holiday it's a good holiday i have such a good feeling in my heart easter is coming. now about an hour ago we saw the traditional cross procession around the cathedral that's when all the worshippers walk around the cathedral and it's the official and it's symbol symbolizes the official end to lent a forty day fast. last of both meat and dairy products for christians so now tomorrow begins a week of celebration where people can again indulge in meat and dairy products and spend a lot of time with their families earlier we also saw like you said before the tradition
of the arrival of the holy fire orthodox tradition holds that that fire spontaneously appears every easter in jerusalem now on this it occurs on the stone where jesus christ apparently was resurrected on easter and the fire is brought via candles on planes to all different orthodox christian countries and it's believed that if you touch the fire you you won't get burned by it so you're already seeing orthodox christians all around the world with candles lit by this holy fire and you know doing everything to celebrate this night yeah thanks very much for giving us the update on what's going on. reporting from a price a safe in the center of moscow. dozens of french media companies have back three journalists summoned by french intelligence officials over what's been described as a breach of national different secrecy that comes after a leaked document was published on the use of french weapons in the four year long
civil war that's been tearing apart. we express our full solidarity with our colleagues who have done only their job to bring to the attention of citizens information of public interest on the consequences of the sale of french arms says these revelations the government has remained silent on the facts 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. s.l.i. after appealing a confidential note from the country's intelligence services. it showed the french government new 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 francis military agency the d r m revealed by these journalists it showed forty eight french sees a terrorist guns were being used along the sound the game and food that tanks and fighters sold to the u.a.e. are in action and its missile guiding technology may have been deployed as well
in the dish or battalion of seize a truck mounted how was this had been deployed the yemeni border on the saudi side as of the twenty fifth of september twenty eighth about forty you click tanks are observed in a fixed defensive position on the positions in the west the french government has continued to repeat the line that weapons and so to saudi 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. not on the frontline 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 gaged 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 the t.v. ski altie paris charlotte mention the french authorities in turn have constantly insisted that it's 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 were taken of us her thoughts on the leak and why is course 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 a briefing about this that since the civil war in yemen was started by rebels against illegally installed government with the support of a foreign power you're wrong this is indeed in defense of the state it's a member of the us it's the position of a number of people from your 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 ate meat makes it easier to place concentrated agents on the ground so the french government feels that this has harmed front it's not helping it and if it's their position that's what they're that's how they're defending themselves the question is you know is this a crime proceeding the state secrets on the one hand on the other is there the broader tip of is it the brother to the journalist to reveal something in the public interest. in defense of american sovereignty that's had donald trump and the united states will no longer be part of the landmark global arms control treaty his remarks came as he addressed the annual return of the country's national rifle association. my reduced ratio will never ratified the way harms three three and i am officially announcing 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 back 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 and barack obama but never formally joined he is the un's response to the trumpet ministrations 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 our. present troubles and said he would never let foreign bureaucrats quote trample
on the us second amendment the right to. investigative reporter. 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 cancelling that signature is a green standing actually to his his what he considers his electoral base just because 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. on news for the show and thomas will try to cover at the top of the next
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themselves he says. who rejected in the comedy show were americans in america covering american news called foreign agents welcome to the sexy time version of redacted the night i got rid of the live audience of you and me could be alone right it's just you and me baby now as you can tell i only have half a voice which is why we don't have an audience we weren't even sure we were going to tape a show but you know what the show must go on there's a lot of important news so we're going to get through it like this good good glad
you glad you're in it with me it's been over a week since the mahler report came out and a lot of us thought that after it showed most of the mainstream media had been packed full of for two years they might back off and focus on oh i don't know the other hundred ways trump is corrupt rather than sticking with a cold war era conspiracy theory but nope they are voted to there's a lie so i want to show you a little of m s n b c s. morning joe and how they continue to deal with the report and i didn't pick up this i don't pick this clip because it was something special or unusual i picked it because it's standard this is the standard pathetic bowl but watch brzezinski's opening exasperated statement before he even gets to the first question kathleen hall jamieson. the president's attorney proceeding to go on