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is the most trusted name in news. for the top story of the week welcome to the weekly. this week yet another low point in russia u.s. relations as both countries unleash sanctions on each other moscow expelled u.s. diplomats from russia and then advised the american ambassador to go. the latest attack country by divided ministration cannot. it seems that washington does not want to accept the fact that in the new geo political realities there is no place for unilateral dictatorship and the broken scenarios of containing moscow which the us short sightedly continues to deploy when you risk further degrading
russia u.s. relations we knew that this was coming in one form or another it was just a matter of time and on friday russia very demonstrative retaliated against those punitive measures that washington announced against moscow earlier this week perhaps the most interesting part is that 8 top level washington officials have been banned from entering russian territory we're talking the head of the f.b.i. the director of national intelligence the secretary of homeland security to i people who are powerful decision makers in washington also a lot less to susan rice and john bolton historically to politicians who are you know. this russian rhetoric alongside the names moscow explained that these individuals have been chosen precisely because they all responsibility for promoting america's anti russian policy direction i have to say this is a really strong move because usually such bans are done on the low down in the
quiet they're not announced publicly so clearly the kremlin here is so frustrated by what's going on that it wants to make a really bold korea statement of not 10 american diplomats have been expelled a number of american organizations suspected of interfering in russia's internal affairs have been told that they need to stop their activity and it was also made clear that if the u.s. continues to behave this way the more can and will be done including reducing the diplomatic mission here to just $300.00 and taking action that would be harmful to u.s. business interests so very loud very extensive announcement leaving the door open for an improvement over. but at the same time being practical and preparing for the worst as you see it it comes not long after what americans said they were going to do as regards sanctions what was said on thursday well you have to look at the fucked up to this hostile undiplomatic rhetoric coming from the white house of course now the infamous interview including president putin the killer on
international television and then this final blow out by joe biden signing what can only be a sanction spree so that package includes a $32.00 russian and an individual sanction for allegedly interference in last year's presidential election stateside a range of financial and technology firms targeted for power and cyber attacks on federal agencies 10 russian diplomats expelled borrowing money international made more difficult for russia to and why anyone reasonable would look at this and say well this is pretty extensive apparently joe biden claims that this was his take it easy on russia set of sanctions and that ultimately when he really wants is to be friendly and the pressure dial down united states is not looking to. school is she in conflict with russia we want a stable predictable relationship is the time to deescalate well saying that after announcing
a slew of sanctions is mixed messages it's illogical it's very confusing i mean generally punishment and deescalation don't go hand in hand so you can see why the russian side pointed out that the moment there's a huge disconnect between what russia says of all the what washington says and what washington does cool shroom overseas to refrain from escalation sound hypocritical in essence to trying to talk to us from a position of strength we have repeatedly warned and proved in practice that sanctions and other pressures are not only futile but will also result in disastrous consequences for those who decide on such provocations so clearly normalize. relations between the u.s. and russia are going to require a serious shift in gear but at the moment it does definitely sound that whilst moscow course doesn't want it to terrorists and relations and it's tried everything it can to avoid that at the moment it feels that that might be the only option left well russia also expressed its protests the czech republic which is ultimately
follow the u.s. fleet and expelling russian diplomats 18 we're told to leave the country on saturday now prague is blaming russia for a huge explosion in the depot from 24 seen moscow denies all the negotiations the accusations are up said to specially as early as the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the companies that own the depo so this hostile step is a continuation of a serious event of russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor as the u.s. imposes sanctions against russia the check all sorts he's haven't done their american mostest meanwhile there was an intriguing development when czech police revealed they are looking for 2 russian suspects who were in the country at the time of the explosion the pair already have quite a reputation there having previously been accused by the u.k. of the chalk attack on the script piles back in 2018 meanwhile the moscow has vowed
to respond to prague's expulsion of the 18 diplomats and geo political analysts to run iraq 1st says the accusations need to be backed up with hard evidence. in my view it is at least possible that the depot explosion has virtually nothing to do with russian interference of you. that the czech republic knows about it at least we have to assume this possibility that it has just been used as ammunition against russia at this convenient point of time what is right now is just a suspicion or is there evidence before such evidence has been presented in a convincingly way we have to assume that we are dealing with yet another diplomatic crisis between the western european and also america of course
indirectly involved harkness and russia and there is just the geopolitical ryall which offers us really explain a chance. and while unveiling the latest raft of sanctions the us also cited claims made last year of russia offering bounties to the taliban to kill american troops in afghanistan the white house admits that it has very little to back up those claims but is nevertheless demanding answers from the credit. we felt the reports were enough of a cause of concern they assessed with low to moderate confidence as you alluded to that russian intelligence officers sought to encourage taliban attacks against u.s. and coalition personnel in afghanistan so while there's a lot of moderate assessment of these reports we felt it was important for our intelligence committee to look into it this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here last june it was
reported that a russian intelligence offer a taliban link to militants money to kill american soldiers in 2019 the allegations were never proven the pentagon the said more than one so it could not corroborate the reports about certainly didn't stop the mainstream media from embrace in the end tyo story vladimir putin is offering boaties for the scalps of american soldiers in afghanistan now the european intelligence official called this callous shocking and reprehensible overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerged saying those payments did in fact lead to the death of americans russia has rejected the allegations with the foreign ministry branding them the speculations on phobias of the u.s. intelligence community and we've got to take of former u.s. marine corps intelligence officer scott ritter. the mere fact that you have politicians action on intelligence that has appeared on the front pages of the new york times bill is you right off the bat that it's not intelligence it's been it's
clear the size information as opposed to hard intelligence that the united states and russia are adults they they they they sit at the big table they wear big boys pants and their intelligence services do things against one another because that information normally we understand this is the reality of the world but the united states right now is very defensive it's dealing with a changing world a changing reality and the fact that russia refuses to play the game of being subservient to you know a dominant america and so this is a domestic political problem where intelligence is 0 and a political objective as opposed to doing what it's supposed to do providing insight american decision makers about what ground truth and russia is. it has been a week of angry under arrest in the u.s. state of minnesota that follows last sunday's fatal shooting by police of dante
right iraq officers have been resorting to tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. brooklyn set up police claim that dante wright died as the result of an accidental discharge after an officer mistook the gun for a taser but peaceful protests soon descended into looting and violent clashes with police the protests were also seen in other cities including chicago dallas and
portland where the police union building was set on fire the scenes are reminiscent of those in the wake of george floyd's death last year his killing sparked a wave of nationwide protests and we spoke with radio host wayne dupree who served as a board member on the national diversity coalition for donald trump he says it's vital to rebuild trust between police and the minority community. tensions are so diode to the left and right the people that are getting hurt or in the middle what's happening right now it's not going to stop is going to get worse because the leadership around many places is weak there is a lack of trust both of them. and when i mean both sides and there's a lack of trust with within the police community about what's going on within the minority community in then there's a lack of trust within the minority community about what the police. they are doing
because of what they see projected on our media every day there has to be a concerted effort from both sides of leadership leadership of people there everybody can trust to sit down and work out proven solutions and. take it all types of suggestions and try to work on something and bring the trust back between law enforcement and the community. twitter this week bond at the founder of investigative journalism group project vera housefull alleged violations of its policies however it comes off to the group published yet another undercover sting video this time involving a c.n.n. director a strain of using these internally each and eat like a people are getting attacked or is it just a picture that you meant to protect patients. and certainly what.
we're trying to like health like a.v.l. ever like today like i mean it's individuals it's not you know. that's like they're the optics of i don't know that we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know collude directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more roebuck well this is the 3rd on the cover screw published by project farah tossed just this week alone and with more about the other revelations he has auntie's donald korda. the most trusted name in news it's a title c.n.n. has long prided itself on maybe you buy it maybe you don't but what would you think
if a network admin did to deliberately spreading propaganda well apparently they did i do you. believe that it was serious. but again you were creating stories we didn't know anything about. that's b.s. i think that he is the worst president we have ever seen but what president trump just said was undemocratic and false the president seems to think that dominating black people dominating peaceful protesters is law and order it's not he calls them thugs who's the thug here this guy is should not be president cnn's charlie chester's spilled the beans over a tender date he was enticed into by an undercover project veritas journalist he claimed the channel long had a pre-determined agenda to get trump out of office one that flows from the top down
from none other than c.n.n. president jeff zucker himself naturally trying to make joe biden out to be a spring chicken was the other side of the anti trump propaganda calling yeah i mean. we did it right but it was. shaking or whatever and we brought in like so many medical people so like all tell a story like this is all speculation you know you're shocked to hear john. mccain. you know why. he made you savior she. hated me as a. young period sure. sounds a lot like election meddling something c.n.n. has pointed the finger at russia for time and time again blaming on unverifiable claims from u.s. intelligence and its reputation as evidence the. in last year's elections the network claimed that moscow was trying to hurt joe biden's chances by spreading
conspiracy theories about the now u.s. president i'm talking about russia tacking more election russia once again interfered in the race for the white house russia is indeed interfering in the 2020 election with that kind of a double standard it should come as no surprise that people's trust for c.n.n. is on the decline but we don't think that this is all the personal attacks just. makes this worse when you're caught red handed hiding the way you do business from your viewers that's one thing but accusing someone else for breaking the very rules you yourself were caught breaking well that's another it's a rinky dink 2 bit organization what do you want it's c.n.n. that scared defends immunised from any responsibility because nobody takes them seriously and as far as project very jealous and james o'keefe god bless him but how many exposé these must be produced before something's done things done and
nothing jeff zucker still there everybody still there but let me explain simple their ratings are plummeting who wants to watch c.n.n. if there's no trunk what do you do talk about what a great job biden is knowing what a great job camelot harris story i don't think so now me we can't believe what we're seeing and our country is in complete collapse with our borders being destroyed and being invaded daily with a sense of believe a bull distrust with with vaccine an efficacy vaccine malpractise with this anyway and years nothing for them to build up. you're watching r t international it is good to have you with us today after a very short break french lawmakers pos a controversial security bill ultimately penalizing the spread of images of the. that's in the mix of your top stories here on the weekly we are back in one minute
. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic developments only. exist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. strongly believe that. the information. will be. nobody there for the seat.
either. show. drunk but. i agree let's start with know there will be will be a solution to this. it's good to have you with us today a controversial security bill that's been passed by the french parliament and grants additional powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced a widespread criticism for making it harder to call out police abuse that's shed some light on this here's our correspondent charlatans. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also journalists who says well concerned about elements contained in this global
security bill now one of the most controversial elements was all to cool 24 we've discussed it many times and the feelings about this is that it would continue issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of police offices as a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article the sticker in mind though over the protests against article 24.
well the government said it was 3 writing that ought to cool completely but as it's been posted a there are elements that still of being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar man terrance still contains limits on who can and call and publish images all of the police if they see images that publish with an intent to harm physically or mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face a fine of $75000.00 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this no as it's been passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for
the police to be able to monitor a protest potentially and it allows offices to carry their weapons even when they are off duty some have described this move as essentially making roads a dysfunctional democracy. in simple terms this law will significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom but i think security is as important as it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom itself people and not freedom cause harm. done and you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is our right spying on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raised concerns about this
new saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 eating for its 33 against it but human rights organizations say this isn't the end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to francis constitutional court and it's that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become. italian business owners took their anger. continued lockdowns on to the streets this week that the modern restrictions are lifted saying they can't afford to stay closed any longer i understand clashes broke out at one of the protests in iran.
the rally was organized by the open movement which wants to get the country back to work however it was also joined by a far right group whose members apparently threw smoke bombs on police understand one protester was injured another one arrested. in most regions after an easter a lot of restaurants will remain closed at least until the end of april only take
out all delivery services right now amid. concerns of a different kind of emotion on the italian island of sicily where locals are showing a high level of distrust and the astra zeneca vaccine shot according to the region's president up to 80 percent of sicilians refused to get inoculated with that job over safety is that's led to an accumulation of some 100000 used doses the authorities have tried encouraging locals to get vaccinated by scrapping any needs for any appointments but we hit the streets of sicily and spoke to the locals. i turned down the astra zeneca vaccine because i don't think it's safe there have been several suspicious cases in sicily and for that reason i preferred not to risk my health it's apparent that the it's due to bad communication one case in the 1000000 isn't a big deal. the result was the possibility of a narrow but if the virus is more dangerous than the vaccine i would prefer to get
vaccinated there wouldn't there have been many deaths we don't know if this is related to the vaccine or not we're all afraid at the moment i don't want to take the astra zeneca shot it out probably wait for sputnik the but i on the whole of the vaccines have trolls and comes there is no time to waste we have to get back to normality or that just about wraps up the weekly for this hour here on r.t. international though it's been a busy week for your worldwide headlines we are back at the top of the hour with more.
it's been decades since the fall of spain's fascist regime but old wounds still haven't to yield. in the times when you and. me from you know you are. the 1st of the 6 mean older than just and that's important to you know cells and of newborn babies were torn from their mothers and given away and forced adoption i don't really want to even. get my own group or there's a feeling to this day mothers still search for grown children while hope for their birth parents.
are. welcome to still use in eastern ukraine have more than once resulted in a call to arms for pubes western allies raising the threat of a direct confrontation between russia and the west but this past week as the tensions in eastern ukraine where heating up something unexpected happened president biden picked up the phone and placed it direct call to vladimir putin what's on the line here to discuss and now joined by you are retired lieutenant general of the russian army and chairman of the board at the center and mr
brzezinski it's always a pleasure talking to you thank you very much for writing the time. for him right now i heard once from matt hiring a russian general that it is a job where responsible. well it's a great command to not ever be surprised to be cognizant of any outcomes and yet i think there are very few people in must be including among your former colleagues at the ministry of defense who weren't taken aback by biden reaching out to greet him directly i wonder what were your initial thoughts when you heard the news 1st of all 'd i don't overestimate the. quote i don't think that. the present circumstances marie can expect some major changes major improvement of our relations i think that may be american leadership recognize that .