and a very warm welcome to you you're watching us it's not. in france violent clashes blow troy to disrupt a transport services as a nationwide strike against the government's pension reform spills into days of protest. we saw. them on fire and they got tear gas really coming quite close to us and you might get a sense of it just down the hatch you can see that more cheer gas coming down into the protesters trying to move people away from. nato 70th anniversary summit exposes new divisions within the block with a viral hot mike video from the event apparently showing world leaders mocking president donald trump. and a new investigation reveals that free dating apps such as tinder don't safeguard
users from sex offenders gets debated where the responsibility to protect women lies we need the companies to take a moral stance or at least have some sort of responsibility you can't trust these companies to tell you who's good and who's bad you need to take that into your own hands. rounding up some of the biggest stories from the past 7 days this is the weekly here on r.t. international i'm resigning thank you for joining us. and france one of the biggest strikes in years which was supposed to last one day has turned into consecutive days of protests on saturday tensions were high as workers once again took to the streets across the country they were venting their anger against the government's plans to overhaul the pension system and on sunday more protests are expected with public transport disrupted amid fears of violence.
the massive demonstrations were held in winds across the country and those de leon must say i'm known also clashes between police and protesters one of the largest trade union says 1500000 people marched in support of the protest while the interior ministry estimates just overhaul 5 took part offices used tear gas to disperse the crowds of the most vulnerable is occurring the french capital showed 2 bensky witnessed them on the fold. this strike has been planned for many months now and this is against a proposed changes by the french government to the pension system here in france the idea here is that they want to amalgamate number of different systems around 42 different systems into a universal system but people say that i will have a massive impact on their pensions because it will mean that their pensions perhaps could be lower in the feature or in fact that they might have to work even longer and that has caused huge fury here in france the crimes go all the way back more
than a close to god do nor which is where this process was originally due to start off with what was come for many hours is turned to huge tensions with clashes between the police and the protest as we saw a van that was certain i am on fire and they got tear gas really coming right place to us and you might get a sense of it just down that you can see there more tear gas into the protesters trying move people away incredible is famous just getting there and as you can hear you know we're seeing protests is smashing shops in front of us tear gas is bringing down and those crews are battling about battling to half contain this fire they've also been tensions elsewhere in fronts north just here tensions in places like known to other cities the suggestion now is. at this one day strike that was initially planned by transport workers and is now
encompassed teachers health workers the firefighters and even the police could now start a ruling striking in the lead up to christmas and going on until the new year as the strike is attempt to make the french government me think these pension reforms for the moment here in france people are adamant that they want to have their voices heard this come out to the streets to make sure that's happening. earlier this week nato leaders gathered in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance the 70th anniversary but it turns out people in the host country have little knowledge of its relevance. some people what they think are the main 3 achievements of. susan her to her in terms of achievement no i don't know what it's about have no idea any advantage of nato which i honestly don't know anything about i saw the
flags the other day and only my husband recognized what it was poor it's a good question. let me think of a little bit. so one probably to be honest i don't have i don't have even one leaders use the occasion to claim that nato is the most successful alliance in history though some of the members disagree as to what the main threats to the bloc are they did agree though to share its running costs more evenly something the us has long been urging simon right from political satire show in case you missed it gives an alternative take on the somewhat nato $29.00 nation alliance which makes up well over the whole of the world's military spending yet still calls itself defensive has turned 7 c. congratulations nato leaders out a lovely party in london some drinks sprayed some president trump accused the president of france and anyone of being nasty bullied the least popular. video
from being laughed at by trudeau micron and even boris johnson has been seen around the world today wouldn't say exactly plain sailing for this nato meeting but here come all the leaders now coming in with the family photo many of us a president of somewhere oh yeah i know that one i know that on the. together last. next to you the leader of turkey that's the least popular turkey this christmas. and that happy day to. suppose they are home. listen to this guys trying to listen to. the one. before the main festivities started a select group of leaders have the tools to meet at the u.s. ambassador's residence we would in like kids going to sounds as grotto sounds a play by the orange one sat on
a golden throne i suppose he does pay for nato's presence after all something the head of the alliance un stoltenberg knows very well but again this critical issue is that the spine of this is that we have. to get america to pay the bills you know i've always thought that being the head of nato must be the least powerful powerful job in the world so despite their recent differences france is a man you mark on did me trump a newsgroup with to put on a frankly awesome display of man spreading. and passive aggression if you were. were. so because i don't know if. you could have from television from the us. about this but. also water. and a coke you. know well with nato which has become like any 70 year old
it's waistline has expanded since it's prolly become a bit of a financial burden to the family they can't work out who it is like small the russians the chinese all the middle easterns. of the anniversary party was mobbed by protests in the british capital demonstrators were venting that nato pressuring its members to raise defense spending and some claiming this is leading to a global arms race. latin america's rick sanchez asked his guests about the current purpose of nato and if it really is obsolete as donald trump once put it before changing his mind. you're a diplomat you've had a lot of experience in this field what is it that nato either must do today to stay viable or does do we even need it anymore you know it's a bureaucracy in search of a mission i was right in 2016 when he said it was obsolete and so afraid was the establishment that he meant what he said on the very day he was inaugurated and they tried to ram through the addition of
a new country montenegro eventually got through because it turned out they didn't have to worry about intentions once he filled his administration with a bunch of bushies and retreads of the heritage foundation they've simply adopted of the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned into nato as obsolete into let's make nato great again we'll just strong on these countries to pay more for their defense against nobody in particular you think you know has in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been known as a loser from the standpoint of being a naturalized american and having read the founding fathers warning you can't seem to angling alliances i mean what is this but in entangling alliances and our own foreign policy that did reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations nato itself doesn't really contribute a whole hell of a lot there are very few countries with the notable exception i want to say france and turkey but it would put it in as if this is not
a good idea for the united states and its very close allies to have an association a military economic class size that's not what i was trying to say france in turkey could theoretically mount independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for us military operations but the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what i've been hearing go bad what word the word of the destruction will do or what that is what it seems to be of these threads of alliance and $991.00 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact with out of business nato should have as well as why didn't they let russia in i mean that literally that time i've read on many occasions boot himself has said why don't you get is that. oh you're going to tell you how it was but one of the european european nato hacks said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they meant military action although listen to what you just you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exact even if we had a great. ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places
like serbia libya whatever we want to using nato as a player for whatever means can change by the way russia can be s.o.b.'s at one time i got them $850.00 s. but not so much now. but why don't you have a system that allows that ability because because whose interests. are at all these all these are the over these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the dice for rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods for. russia has denied it's been unwilling to cooperate with german authorities over an investigation into the murder of a georgian national in burlington in august after pearl and expelled 2 russian diplomats on wednesday claiming that moscow hadn't been forthcoming enough russian foreign minister sergei lavrov told r.t. on thursday that it appears moscow will again be blamed for a crime it was never involved in. the federal foreign office today declared to employees of the russian embassy in berlin to be persona non-grata with this step the federal government reacts the fact that the russian authorities despite
repeated high level and in fact requests to no sufficiently participate in the investigation of the murder of tony k.k. in berlin zoo. they said we did not cooperate enough this is groundless some countries today recalled the tragedy of m h 17 which my dutch counterpart said we didn't do enough then we supplied them with all the necessary information with data from our radars and so on we gave them everything we rather satellite images the us promised nobody answered that we asked them what kind of cooperate. and they want from us they responded by saying you have to confess you did it that would be corporative if germany wants to follow suit nothing good will come of it that's not a good way to deal with anyone and with russia in particular. the murder in question happened in late august in 1 of the parks the 40 year old victim was shot and killed while on his way to a mosque eyewitness assess cyclists shot at the man in the back of the head and
then fled the scene the slain man's own car fairly also known as to a kick a was a georgian citizen who since 2017 had lived in germany as an asylum seeker he had ties to a high profile chechen terrorist in russia and 40 against russian troops and police during the 2nd chechen war the man was wanted by russian authorities on terrorism charges. in the case was seized on by the controversial beilin cat investigative group which along with german newspaper dish spiegel were quick to point the finger at moscow with allegations that russian authorities had helped the assassin create his fake identity economist aker hammer told us the evidence presented so far has been inconclusive. you can definitely see that there are certain interests who want to poison the relationship between russia and germany but it seems that there is some cleaning up we're going on with isis and everything around and
this high profile terrorist who might be related to all these happenings in there with isis and syria and so on so i think there can be many more reasons why this was done and who did this apart from russia the problem is that we cannot trust any of those explanations from german governments at all it was already with this group it was with iraq all these so-called big evidences turned out to be just nothing and in this case to make such a big thing like sending 2 people home is without any proven fact it is just a disgrace i'm feeling very ashamed of the federal bureau of foreign affairs. popular free dating app such as tend not to protect in their users from sex offenders on their platform that's according to
a new investigation the protocol look at more than $150.00 incidents of sexual assault over the past decade and i found that the majority of victims were women who have met their attackers through match ups in 10 percent of cases they were paired with men who had already been accused or convicted of sex crimes. or match group which owns the over 40 of the most popular out says they do conduct background checks on their members but only for paid accounts further the company says it disputes the investigation's findings. the implication that we know about such offenders on our site and don't fight to keep them off is as outrageous as it is falls as technology evolves we will continue to aggressively deploy new tools to eradicate bad actors including users of our free products where we are not able to obtain sufficient and reliable information to make meaningful bag ground checks possible chadwick more journalists at spectator magazine every 7 of women's rights
advocate gave us their thoughts on dating platforms and their screening policies. the magic group is a $1000000000.00 company there's no reason why they couldn't allocate just a small portion of their revenue to screen the people on their ab just so that there's just a smaller since of increased safety it's a precaution it's a measure but it's deserved if they appear if they're suddenly saying that we want in order to join the service we want to perform background checks on everyone who joins 1st of all that would kill the business and they know it there's a moral responsibility on these companies that are making billions of dollars 1700000000 dollars from women looking for love to say oh you know what it's too expensive for us to do a little bit to protect you nobody's going to want to join these apps with these kind of 1 if they're doing that they're being this invasive about background checks with that said people maybe shouldn't be on them especially women and not only are
these dangerous for women but it's destroying women so just get all the dating apps if you don't perform your own background checks in your own time with your own money get off we're not going to restrict women from using the internet because there are predators we do deserve for these companies to at least take the step into the right direction why do you want to put that kind of power on these monolithic tech companies and up saying you know ban women from dating apps i'm simply saying you shouldn't rely on this and you can't trust these companies to tell you who's good and who's bad you need to take that into your own hands so if you meet someone do a background check before you did for you go out on a date if they work in tandem with the courts to get the names at least of the 1st and last names in the location of where these people are and perhaps create some type of monitor of their internet that's a step in the right direction it's going to be a mess i think no matter what and there's always going to be people who perhaps
squeak through or don't get picked up who then commit assaults and crimes get a gun ladies. protect yourselves we don't by the way these incidences are obviously extremely rare and you know by and large the vast majority of men are not sexual predators one woman is enough we need the companies to take a moral stance or at least have some sort of responsibility to protect the women that utilize their app and then what happens you know it's it's never going to be a perfect system. it's been a rocky start for some u.s. presidential election campaigns with several runners already stumbling at the 1st hurdle and dropping out but it seems the baby yoda character from a star will spin off could be quite a successful candidate if it through its name into the 2020 presidential race according to a recent poll baby is out trending all democratic hopefuls on social media including front runners joe biden and bernie sanders but that's not going to stop
those 2 and many of the still up for consideration striving to be called the perfect candidate emerge casti of has the story. in this imperfect world of ours the who really grill is finding something perfect it is of course impossible but goodness do they really try every 4 years in america elections the eternal search for the perfect candidate a smallish chink in there who we are than that our armor is enough to sink him or her and i really mean the smallest chink for example pete booted judge currently ranked 4th in the democrat candidate polls he's a darling a mayor a family guy openly gay and he even has a disabled dog i mean what an angel but then i see he went too far he helped the homeless participated in salvation army charity events
and that's a christian organization which is sometimes accused of homophobia you know hard core christians and all apparently race issues are the only thing. is slow to grasp what is his excuse for not realizing the salvation army is homophobic hard to imagine a more succinct visual metaphor for i will gleefully work for the act of destruction of my people if it makes me seem in a yacht or more electable than booted shorter with an assurance lee antic with salvation army these activists are literally accusing an openly gay man of supporting homophobia just just let it sink in you haven't dropped out of the race yet unlike camelot harris and one of her crimes as a half black half tamil indian woman was that she just wasn't black enough
skin pigmentation seems to really really matter for a presidential candidate then you. have bernie sanders spent his life trying to power the poor and for his troubles had the d.n.c. election rigged against him last time around but bernie just doesn't get it america doesn't want someone who cares so much for the poor sanders just does not understand that a $15.00 minimum wage will hurt the job market and there's no way we can afford to make education free for everyone and on top of bernie's you know principles and decency he's just ancient. get on much like former vice president and controller see magnate joe biden e's neck deep in just the weirdest stuff begin getting really close and taking the nice
sniff of people's hair now embroiled in ukraine gate he got his little boy a nice cushy job that pays a standing amounts in ukraine the poorest nation in europe and modern civil war to boot i'm sure he can remember all that stuff them ages getting the better of him to his memory isn't what it was then we have elizabeth warren who hasn't quite yet figured out who she is in case you missed that she tried to pass yourself off as part native american which was an exaggeration by which i mean it was entirely made up bashing. no one it seems is good enough homosexual whole move a black woman who isn't black enough an old man that's obsessed with helping the people that need help biden in his has sniffing and seriously what the hell then
again perhaps people wouldn't need pick so much if you know they had something else to talk about if these people had a plan beyond beating trump a clear plan for america and americans but hey maybe not i mean seriously. living stuff. it's been 35 years this week since one of history's most devastating industrial disaster has hit the indian city of purple a highly toxic gas leak from an insecticide producing factory spread to nearby towns with catastrophic consequences and the tragedy left thousands of victims.
the reason for the instant remains unclear to this day with the indian government continuing to argue over the handling of the disaster but the company that ran the factory at the time called it an act of sabotage back in 2018 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail apiece for their rights groups working with the victims said the verdict was too little too late we heard from the curator of the remember bhopal museum he says the consequences of the disaster still run deep. in the 2nd in the current generation and continue to they continue to suffer debilitating health has the impact of the tragedy that took place in 1984 and
who are using many many families were destroyed that were pushed balti because you know able bodied workers who no longer work they cannot bring alleys home they cannot find full employment international attention has been there and my need of you know people's individual small donations have gone and that's a. deans and activists have been honored but lou justice continues to elude them because people of bead didn't after a day he blew literally 95 percent of the vote got about $500.00. that's how bad it was. all staying with india and in the latest news this hour a massive fire has torn through a paper factory in the center of the indian capital of new delhi leaving 43 people dead and that's according to officials the fire has now been put out but the rescue
operation is still underway emergency services say 50 people have been rescued and dozens of workers were sleeping inside the building when the fire broke out the factory is located in a large markets which made the work of the firefighters more difficult and is thought to short circuit might have started the fire. well that's your roundup of some of the biggest stories from the past 7 days here on the weekly will be back with more at the top of the hour. they put themselves. in big get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to go right to be close as it was before 3 of them or can't be good get. interested in the waters of.
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