politics of other countries. than russia. the father of a russian woman in the us for failing to register as a foreign agent says she is being treated as a pawn while her lawyer says the case was inexplicably linked to the political climate in the states. where his activities were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this if you rushes to start . signing up for the twenty first century so the road trying to melt and road for comes to a close in beijing with sixty four billion dollars worth of investment agreed upon . and french news outlets joined forces to condemn the country's
intelligence service or some of the journalists about a leaked document on arms sales to saudi arabia. who. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our national i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us. right 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 her father told r.t. that his family had been expecting a very different outcome. 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 discriminated against all of them all in solitary confinement with walks only allowed to two hours at night to rio her lawyers we all expected a different outcome the 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. the thirty year old russian is said to have been attempting to influence the national rifle association and other conservative groups in the u.s. several americans involved in politics were suspected to be involved in the case as well. i have reasons to she's not the main goal of the circumstances she had to put in
was to break the will and forces to clearly had knowledge something she might not have done. anything to grant see which is a fine balance but there's nothing they can charge you we need to phone you can we take you to be sentenced to eighteen months just to show she was guilty of something. we spoke to maria bush and his lawyer about the case and the president he believes it means that. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is
a an underlying crime that you 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 she was 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 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 if other countries adopt 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 and i think it's a bad idea the earlier comments by president putin on boots in his case were made
in beijing he was there for a forum focusing on china's massive global trade network known as the belgian road initiative project spans asia europe and africa and over the past few days alone agreements worth sixty four billion dollars were signed off on off reports now 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 routing around exploring new trade routes and the global economy boosting global economy and so lattimer putin position russia as the key energy players sort of an oil exports in 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 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 agreements within the opec plus. our agreement and we don't have any news and information from our saudi partners and any other opec member if
they are ready to exit these agreements 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 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 let him a putin even joked about how he manages to keep his show jewels so jam packed was. that it is proceeded to school kirk. to put you on that i bought it last summer and you just called it was funny. but you're sort of on top of the so far. which the government will support. so here's the second belton road for him
as china strives to become a platform for all sort of business and we've done of reporting from beijing. we heard from economist and financial analyst alexander bond what closer ties between russia and china could mean for the global markets bosko and beijing are already very tightly connected on the multiple levels and they think this initiative is only highlighted the strong bond between the two countries especially this. environment where you have this robot mystery. is. putting the status to higher and that is showing. in the protectionist stance so i think in this environment. the other way is between china and russia can show. their authority of
to this guy in the eyes of the policies and also over the long term i think it's turns a strong message that there is a shift from this world that is led by the u.s. . 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 a power on saturday this according to local officials there police say they have detained a nineteen year old man in connection with the incident which took place during a service to mark in the jewish holiday of passover has been reported that the suspect made in anti-semitic post on a far right online messaging board just hours before the attack if there is are
investigating whether the incident was a hate crime and the assault comes exactly six months after the most devastating attack on the jewish community in america's history eleven people. were killed in that city in pennsylvania the pittsburgh tree of life synagogue where it took place has already responded to the latest incident and says the violence must and even rights lawyer daniel believes it's a dangerous time to be a member of a minority group in america. from pittsburgh i'm in pittsburgh now i was here when the synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh this looks like a very similar incident and it's very clear that these people were attacked because they were jewish in so i believe this is a racism in general which includes and i semitism. has a very large presence in america i think you know it's something america has struggled with for you know a long time it's
a very dangerous time in this country to be in any racial or ethnic minority mean that's just a fact i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which religious and ethnic tensions are high. u.s. military veteran has been charged with eight counts of attempted murder after he plowed his car into pedestrians on a sidewalk in sunnyvale california on tuesday police claim he believed he was targeting a group of muslims and no one was killed in the incident but one of those injured is currently in a coma the police are still investigating the apparent attack and prosecutors say they may add hate crime charges at a later date suspect is said to have been on his way to a bible study class at the time of the alleged ramming witnesses have claimed that the driver's actions indicated the crash was deliberate an allegation his lawyer denies. and his door was open and he was just sitting there and he was
saying thank you jesus thank you jesus absolutely we are disputing. that this was an intentional act this act clearly was a product of some mental disorder or mental defect that caused this to happen so there's no explanation for this other than his service the things he saw and what happened to him mentally while serving our country was suspect peoples's a former u.s. military sergeant served in iraq in two thousand and five in two thousand and six and was later on or a bully discharge his relatives say he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from a u.s. soldier lee dunson gave us his thoughts on the case when you come back from over there are many of your soldiers and fellow comrades were killed so you attribute it to the faith into the people so he made it came back with that kind of street in
his heart and that kind of you know the in his heart and now today we live in a society in america as you know with heightened tensions around religions robbi with the christie do it you explore them just very intense around religion you have to blame a lot it is on the media and of the way that you know these countries and these people have been portrayed as the enemy of united states u.s. authorities have recorded a year on year increase in hate crimes between two thousand and sixteen since two thousand and sixteen between that year in two thousand and seventeen there was a seventeen percent spike in such incidents a former marine sniper who served in iraq told us that veterans don't often get the help they need after returning from conflicts he believes that could potentially have been a factor in people's case. it's a big difference when you come out and when you come back and when you get out of
the military and you go back calmer now you're surrounded by the culture that kind of praises. to illegal and horrendous and extremely violent in beijing as an occupation yeah it did lead me to an attempt to commit suicide but it also let me after that after you didn't after it failed it actually helped me out to understand that i need to do something about it i dislike it as the has an impact but also i think it has to do more with socio cultural aspects when we're in iraq i mean a lot of a lot of people who are christians they consider to be like a crusader. friendship presidents along the way to the olive branch to the yellow vest to protection appears to have fallen flat they've been out for twenty fourth weekend protesting against falling living standards despite a manual micron's a promise to cut taxes raise pensions and reform the civil service on thursday
president mccaughan gave a televised address in which he said france needs more decentralized government as well as an easing of the rules on organizing public referendums it followed his ambitious three month public feedback exercise known as the great national debate saturday's yellow vests march in paris remained largely peaceful but in other french cities the demonstrations turned violent. thank. you. for the number of yellow vests protesters in paris told us they are unhappy with how their movement is being portrayed in the media. pseudocode with the sense of
people skills like many others i'm here today because we think there's a small problem with the media the violence is always presented in a same way and it's always presented as coming from the l.a. versus well people have infiltrated the group they don't talk about the police fire that was. going on that could if it was the portrayal in the media is full of they want to make us look for islands homophobic anti semitic just to discredit all movements with citizens you can't smear the citizens but the governments and the media are doing it the. right the booklet to be done where asking the media for equal treatment they cover our demonstrations but when they're peaceful they don't show that. dozens of french media companies have back three journalists summoned by french intelligence officials over what has 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 has 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 by these journalists it should be forty eight french sees a terrorist guns were being used along the sound the yemen that tanks and fighters 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 how was this had been deployed the year. many borda 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 that so to sound the angry way 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 coalition rights of way but not on the front line and we are not aware of any civilian casualties resulting from their use and 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 and most so love. to reveal their sources show that even ski altie paris charlotte just mentioned french authorities in turn have constantly insisted it's a weapon really is being used for defensive purposes only on the saudi led coalition denies any deliberate targeting of civilians in yemen political journalist and elizabeth motamed gives us her thoughts on the leak and why it's caused such concern for the french. 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 illegally 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 ate meat makes it easier to place possible french agents on the ground so the french government feels that this has harmed from not it's not helping and 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 revealing a state secrets on the one hand on the other is there the broader tip of the brother to the journalist to reveal something in the public interest. the russian university student who fled and attempted to join the ranks of islamic state has been released on parole after serving more than half of her sentence she shared with r.t. her first thoughts on going back to normal life.
i'm assigned her sentence of imprisonment for a term of four years and six months with the sentence being served in a general regime penal colony. more difficult for me to believe but i think this is just. absolutely everything seems very different now it was so weird i don't even know how describe it even that is different it's very difficult today just a toll when it just falls right in you like that.
this is some three she's your relatives reshape what you have in life even if it seems insignificant it is very significant but sometimes i understand and this costs here lots. of. some very sad news now bart chilton the host of artie's financial show boom bust has passed away suddenly at the age of fifty eight yards dynamic personality and passion for business greatly enriched the program which is one of the most popular shows on r t america before he joined our organization from two thousand and seven to two thousand and fourteen bart chilton was a commissioner at the u.s. commodity futures trading commission he also worked on multiple local federal and presidential campaigns by his friends and colleagues have described him as strong
and dignified and say that he treated everybody with respect. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world and covering the world of business and finance of the impact upon all of us i'm bart chilton in washington the belly of the beast we are so glad that you're on board i can't tell you how jam packed a show we have already get to it t.v. host and political commentator steve malzberg recalled the last time he was on march. i think that i might have been on the last show that he did which was several weeks ago and you know we had we had our usual fun on the air he always like to make it fun some kind of little joke in the introduction or at the u.n. door or inject a little you more into it and it was just such a pleasure to talk to him all the time and i'd that's that's what i'm going to miss most of all is is chatting with him and and you know him being a part of my daily routine of my life and and he being allowed to be in some way
a part of his and that that's really what i'm going to miss and i'm sure boom bust will go on i know that that's what bart would want he would want this show to go on and to do better than ever and the show will go on indeed but he will be missed you know much more to international. to. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. we're.
going to welcome to worlds apart from twenty two months five hundred sixty four and see well over twenty five million dollars and the worst relationship genius. powers had in decades that's what it seems to produce a report confirming that the american president after all is not a waiting russian top that he didn't see that the russians did not try to pull the strings if the deed was nearing if not the legal and moral right. to discuss that i'm now joined by michael brown and professor emeritus of international affairs at the university of pittsburgh professor britton it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time those a pleasure to be with well it's been almost a week since the miller report was made public so i'm sure you've had the pleasure
of plowing through the truly historic document is there anything in it that surprised you know we've been pretty. directions on this to most of us to. we're taking what everyone was looking forward to in terms of was his conclusions. i think we can examine the. perspectives one a legal perspective you know did the president committed any crimes or offenses the congress might interpret as impeachable truth as a political. looking forward to next year's presidential election. is what effect. relations between washington and moscow well i would
actually stick to the third one and offer one more line of inquiry which is what exactly russians did or did not do because while the democrats and the republicans are still arguing over the legal definition of obstruction they are absolutely unanimous that the russian interference did occur and they were of their ports and . fact deeds that the russian government interference in the two thousand and sixteen election in a quote sweeping and systematic fashion is that the impression that you drew from it sweeping and systematic no or further i must sort of disagree. with the judgment the conclusion reached by. mr amala if one sort or looks at the evidence as presented first of all very little if anything to what's already been known and pub and published. second there is almost
no concrete evidence to suggest that it was the russian government itself much was the sort of from a. design that was implementing a comprehensive strategy designed to determine the outcome of the presidential election that evidences some from. most of it is some or based upon the assumption that any russian. citizen of consequence awol some ohio was close to mr putin bugged out is not substantiated but was presented in the report well i would also take issue with sweeping we know that the miller probe indicted thirteen russian nationals on conspiracy charges that's in relation to social media campaign and twelve on hacking.