he was trying to get. snow. in france violent clashes blocked roads and disrupted transport services a nationwide strike against the government's pension reform bills into days of protests. we saw. fire in a gotcha gas really coming quite quickly and you might get a sense of it just. as you can see that more cheery gas coming down into the probably just to show you people way. nato's 70th anniversary summit exposes new divisions within the blog with a viral hot like video from the event trying world leaders apparently mocking president donald trump. a new investigation reveals that free dating apps such as tinder don't safeguard users from sex offenders get to basic responsibility to
protect women lives. we need the companies to take a moral stand or at least have some sort of responsibility you can't trust it's got me to tell you who's good and bad you need to take that into your own hands. very welcome you watching the weekly here on r.t. international our top story this hour in 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.
demonstrations were held right across the country on thursday may almost say and also clashes between riot police and protesters one of the largest trade unions say as 1500000 people marched in support of the protests all the interior ministry estimates to serve a half that took place i took pause officers used tear gas to disperse the crowds with the most violent rallies occurring in the french capital so it depends the witness them unfold. this strike has been planned for many months now and this is against a proposed changes by the french government 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 future or in fact that they might have to work even longer and that has caused a 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 coming for many hours has turned to a huge tensions with clashes between the police and the protesters we saw a van that was certain i am on fire and they got out tear gas really coming quite close to us and you might get a sense of it just down that you can see there more tear gas come into the protesters shariah and move people away incredible as famous just saying and as you can hear you know we're seeing protests this crushing shops in front of us tear gas is bringing down and those crews are actually. battling you to half contain this fire they've also been tensions elsewhere in front nor just tensions in places like no other cities the suggestion now is that this one day a 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 rolling strike in the lead up to christmas in going on until the new year as the strike is attempt to make the french government rethink 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. early this week nato leaders gathered in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance and 70th anniversary but it turns out people in the host country have little knowledge of its relevance. what do you think are the main 3 achievements of the. year but. in terms of achieving very little i don't know what it's about having no idea that any advantage of nato i honestly don't know anything about it so the flag still
a day and only my husband recognized what it was who were to question. everything a little bit. so one probably to be honest i don't have i don't have even one they does use the occasion to claim that nato is the most successful alliance in history there's some of the members disagree as to what the main threats to the blog are they did agree though to share is running costs more evenly something the us has long been summoned right from political show in case you missed it gives an alternative take on the psalmist. 2 nato $29.00 nation alliance which makes up the whole of the world's military spending yet still calls itself defensive turn 7 c. congratulations nato leaders are lovely. in london some drinks but some president trump accused the president of france and anyone michael 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 the president of somewhere oh yeah i know that one i know that one. called them together last. next to you. the leader of turkey that's the least popular turkey this christmas. that happy that it is. i suppose they are having to listen to this guy's trying listening to. no one. before the main festivities started a select group of leaders have the tools to meet at the u.s. ambassador's residence wheeled in like kids going to. play ball the orange one sat on a golden throne i suppose he does pay for nato presence after all something the
head of the alliance un stoltenberg knows very well but again this is the spine of this is 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. it were great if. you could done so. you could have something different from the us. but. also water. and a coke you. know well with nato it would have become like any increased 70 year old its 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 anniversary party was marred by protests in the british capital some demonstrators vented their anger against certain attendees while others objected to nato pressuring its members to raise defense spending r c america's rick sanchez asked his guests about the current papists 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 thankfully they got it through because it turned out they
didn't have to worry about the 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 which are 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 as a loser from a 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 it's our own foreign policy that reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations and 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 is it's not a good idea for the united states and it's very close allies to have an association
a military cannot close our eyes that's that's what i was trying to say to france and 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 this launch window or what that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance and 991 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact would 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 booed himself and said why don't you get us there. if you are you're going to tell you who it was but one of the european european nato has said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they've been military action all the way to listen to what you just said if you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exactly what if we had had the ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places like serbia libya whatever we want to using nato as
a platform but enemies can change by the way russia could be s.o.b.'s at one time like the 1950 s. but not so much now. but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability i guess because because whose interest is that serve and all these all these are the these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the nice small rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods. russia has denied it's been unwilling to cooperate with jamming authorities for an investigation into the murder of a georgian national in palin in august off the to berlin that's also been expelled 2 russian diplomats on wednesday claiming that moscow hasn't been forthcoming enough action foreign minister sergei lavrov told r.t. that it appears moscow where they can be blamed for a crime that was never involved there. the federal foreign office today declared to employees of the russian embassy in berlin to be persona non-grata with this the federal government reacts the fact that the russian authorities despite repeated
high level and in fact it requests did not 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 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 where are the satellite images the us promised nobody answered that we asked them what kind of cooperation they want from us and 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 berlin's parks the 40 year old victim was shot and killed while on his way to a mosque eyewitnesses there cyclists shot the man in the back of the head and then
fled the scene the slain man zelin current congress really also known as tony k k was a georgian citizen who since 2017 has lived in germany as an asylum seeker he had ties to a high profile chechen terrorist in russia and fought against russian troops and police during the 2nd chechen war the man that was wanted by russian authorities on terrorism charges the case was things done by the controversial beilin cat investigative group which along with the german newspaper dish spiegel were quick to point the finger at moscow that locations that russian authorities had helped the assassin create his fake identity economist i carmo 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 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 send it to people whole is without any proven fact it is just a disgrace and i'm feeling very ashamed of the federal bureau of foreign affairs. poppy a free dating app such as tender are not protecting their users from sex offenders on their platforms as according to a new investigation by american nonprofit organization pro publica the probe took
a look at more than 150 instance of sexual assault over the past decade found that the majority of victims were women who met their attackers through much apps in 10 percent of cases they were paired with men who had already been accused or convicted of sex crimes. so much great which owns over 40 of the most popular apps they did conduct background checks on their members but only for paid accounts for the company says it disputes the investigations findings. the implication that we nor bug such offenders on our side and don't fight to keep them off is as outrageous as it is falls and stick knowledge 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 bank ground checks passable. child with more gentleness to spectator magazine and resurface in
a women's rights advocates gave us that goes on dating platforms and screening policies. the match 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 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 of 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 give up 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 that 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 do good 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. yes 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 and we don't and 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 ad and then what happens you know it's it's never going to be a perfect system. coming up on the program us 2020 preelection rivalry sees an unexpected turn with the baby yoda character from the latest star wars saga spin off out trending the democratic front runners on social media thoughts and other stories they say it's the week after this short break.
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy going for indication let it be an arms race is on offense very dramatic developments only i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. you know world of big. logs and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now. watching closely watching.
welcome back has 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 their baby you know the character from a star wars spin off could be quite a successful candidate if it through its name into the 2020 presidential race according to a recent poll baby godor is out trending all democratic hopefuls on social media including front runners joe biden and bernie sanders but that's not going to stop these 2 and the many others still up for consideration striving to be called the perfect candidate my dad you have has the story. in this imperfect world of ours the who really grail 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 their houllier 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 aren't 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 new york 2 more electable than booted huge 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 it 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 magnet joe biden ease 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 couldn't 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 by. 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 head 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. some world news in brief now a massive fire has torn through a paper factory in the center of the indian capital of new delhi it is 43 people dead that's according to officials the fire has now been posted hours but the rescue operation is still underway emergency services say 50 people have been rescued dozens of workers were sleeping inside the building when the fire broke out factories located near large markets which made the work of firefighters more difficult it's thought to short circuit started the fire. tens of thousands of gathered in hong kong for another antigovernment protests though this time it's been authorized by police some demonstrators brought along american flags the protest began 6 months ago over an hour scrapped extradition bill and now call for greater independence from beijing.
israel has carried out air strikes on the gaza strip in response to rocket fire hours earlier according to local media reports 2 people were injured in the air raid the israeli military says it targeted hamas positions. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international we're back at the top of the at will see them. in the special care summit we could benefit from the relative. yeah but it doesn't go off when. you talk to home don't begin washer think was over forget it. but your book or we'll talk about really a plethora sure boss they are some of the models of the. russian outlets
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