i don't know that but we are. still without the government setting up a temporary fix just to keep. we look at how the french president sees the chance to. high security facility from russia's most dangerous criminals. we get unique access to see what life is like inside the countries. but some of the country. serial killers terrorists even. held. saudi officials are seen visiting a synagogue in. saudi arabia. or rivals might be maneuvering to secure our positions.
welcome to the program first up for you germany's role as the main player is looking a bit shaky as squabbling over coalition terms continues to leave the country without a government for now a special panel has been set up just so the parliament can keep working but it's taking attention away from its powerhouse position of brussels top table and that could mean opportunities for others as our europe correspondent now explains. it's not often in a game of cards that a jack beats a queen bullets in the game of e.u. power poker a money call may be trying to do just last and use her coal is the use de facto leader not so long ago this would have been unthinkable as uncle merkel was proclaimed foreign white as the leader of the free world.
the chancellor's attention focused firmly on her failure to form a government following the breakdown of coalition talks means that crown looks decidedly steady and that's where the money steps forward the french president is one of the youngest leaders in the world at thirty nine and he comes with some ambitious plans on how he says the european union needs to change. i want a true european asylum office to be created we should progressively establish a european border police. a budget can only go hand in hand with strong political leadership led by a common finance minister europe must have
a joint intervention force a common defense budget and a joint doctrine of action his plans are expansive and would result in more powers going to brussels germany isn't on side with all of his ideas but should that be a shift in the power dynamic between the two countries that might not matter at all . at the helm of europe exercising its dominance certainly rings a bell if you look back through the history books. and once welcomed another young french leader who had big ideas on how to change europe peter all of a. well one win for president because is that the london based european banking or thora he will move to paris when britain exits the block political philosopher tom brooks from the durham law school says that if mccrum strengthens his hand at the e.u. talks will get a whole lot tougher with the problems that may's been having at home with the week
minority government we look across to europe with angela merkel having trouble other problems with other european countries make wrong looking strong it's not a good time to want to negotiate new things with europe when europe has many other things on its plate the real problem here the real headache for the british and theresa may with mccrone is that mccrone ran on a platform of being very pro european and he's very much euro filed support of greater coordination of europe europe coming closer together so i think again bad news for the prime minister with uncertainty hanging over i'm going to merkel's position on a possible snap election later this hour sophie shevardnadze goes head to head with the deputy leader of the alternative for germany party which made unprecedented gains at the expense of the german chancellor and she believes merkel doesn't have the country's best interests at heart. any other solution almost would be better than merkel so there's no reason to stick to her because she has damaged our
country in a way no one ever did it i don't want to have even germany influencing even there the european union with the visions of our chancellor we want to have someone in place who has visions who wants to change the this system of the european union how it works how it functions and then take a more responsible role she manages power this is what she is doing but she has not the interest of the country in her mind no one no one knows what these what she's thinking she's not coming with a vision she has not a vision for the country she's not taking any decision she's not sticking to values she is not a program for the far country the only program she has is the program to save her political power that's all. for additional so i think over here in twenty five minutes
a special report for you now though as we get a unique look inside one of the most highly secured locations in the world it's russia's black dolphin prison and it houses some of the country's toughest most violent criminals. the facilities first mentioned in the history books back in the eighteenth century today though it holds hundreds of inmates and it's known for its brutal rules more augusta was given exclusive access to the site. in these provincial town at the edge of siberia is a prison but it's no ordinary prison this facility has spawned legends meets scandals and investigations the mere sight of the statue has broken the most
solace butches the black doll thing russia's highest security prison it is here that some of the country's worst maniacs serial killers terrorists and even cannibals held in this cell a man who raped forty four miners and killed five children aged seven to eleven some of the people in this prison will never be allowed out so we dread for the things that they've done and then the man in a drunken killing frenzy killed six of his friends in this cell a murderer killed eleven people. seven hundred inmates sentenced to life between them they've killed almost four thousand people everything is procedural everything intended to minimize risk from sleeping
schedules to how inmates are a school that bend to the waist and blindfolded so they can't memorize the prisons layout. it may seem excessive humiliating even but do not forget what these people did to be here to that end every cell door has a description of the inmates crimes any sympathy the gods might feel disappears immediately. you asked me if i'd do it again i thought about it and it would have been better if i died with them i probably wouldn't have done it but it's better to die than sacrifice others eagle was just over twenty when he and his father to go to a rival gang after killing their enemies they attempted to get rid of witnesses ordinary civilians in a restaurant seven dead eight injured he and his father and castrated here do see each other sometimes when he fell ill they transferred me to help him
for a while the most important thing is to avoid becoming him bettered it is so easy to turn into an animal here but staying human that's harder that's why we try both with each other and with the administration to stay human some say a life sentence is worse than the death penalty. but i've been here for seventeen years and i've never heard anyone say they don't regret it or they'd kill more i'm sorry but that's nonsense. i regret it everything is lost and the years go by your health worsens everything passes by i think there are a few people left in here who think they did the right thing they are show you that you were wrong totally wrong you can't do that. dmitri saluted his family his father his mother and his brother he was twenty now he's forty five.
we watch t.v. and we see people who have committed two or three murders get sentenced to seventeen or nineteen years that isn't so terrible yes we are guilty before the law yes we are guilty before the public but if they're left out after twenty years why are there fraid of letting us out who in their fifty's could be bothered to do anything all they would want is a normal life here the difference is that life sentences are mostly reserved for crimes of such brutality that they escape reason for individuals deemed a permanent danger to society one inmate released early from the black dolphin committed the murder on the very train that was taking him home most will never see release. inmates can pick where to work in the wood shop on the suing machine they earn money with which they can buy extra food personal items make calls and pay compensation to the victims they even have
visits four times a year with one last thing up to three days i think that. if you take the period when we came into solvent and compare it to know the conditions are entirely different now we have work put unity for self-improvement access to the media. prisoners now have special terminals where they can review their cases complain about abuse or apply for work. they have a library a small church which was built and painted by the inmates themselves and they certainly wasn't even the walls have to be painted in light colors so that they lessen the psychological stress on inmates and staff so they can also take walks sort of the exercise yard isn't anything to write home about but every prisoner has the right this bend and now or another are here every day
walking around exercising or just sitting still so long as they don't mind being watched a far cry from the infamous hell hole described a decade ago but control is total god's check on everyone every fifteen minutes in cell cameras and monitored twenty four seven and there's three doors to every cell this is a cell for those sentenced to life it's locked with a full metal door a cage door and another one for complete security we essentially have a cell within a cell it's easy to see why no one has ever escaped from the black dolphin and for most the uni sure way out is in a coffin or i guess the r.t. from solar let's russia. israeli prime minister's opened up about the
country's covert operations with a number of arab nations and says tell of a fifth looking to expand its work perfective corporation with arab countries is usually covert i believe that this relations will continue to develop and that they will be a fruit for the expansion of the peace orbit however some of that cooperation doesn't seem to be that covert after all perhaps symbolic display to saudi officials have been seen visiting a synagogue in paris with the media calling it a nod to israel. and it comes after the israeli defense forces chief said they were ready to share intelligence on iran with saudi arabia jacqueline bogan next explains why tell of even riyadh might be willing to overlook their differences israel has been a thorn in the side of a number of middle eastern states for what feels like forever singled out and attacked it was just a fact of life that we are freezing all the forms and levels of communication between the israeli enemy and any arab countries while until israel is going ahead
with its crimes against the arab people of palestine and lebanon taking advantage of this race is regime committing war crimes and crimes against humanity just a few years ago the idea of saudi arabia and israel getting into bed together would have been shocking to say the least but now they look to be on the same page or the times they are changing and whispers of growing ties between israel and the arab world are getting louder respect the other side's wish when times are developing whether it's we saudi arabia or with other arab countries we are willing to exchange information with moderate arab countries including intelligence information there are many common interests between us. a high ranking israeli military official has even been quoted as saying that he agreed with every word his saudi counterpart said at a conference in d.c. adding he felt like they could have been his own words being read by the saudi chief now there is a clear reason for this shift remember the old adage of the enemy of my enemy is my
friend i think this is a wake up call for everyone when israelis and arabs and it's all the arabs and israelis i want to agree on one thing. people should pay attention we should stop the syrian takeover so the motivating factor for these unlikely bedfellows is iran and the fear of tehran's growing influence in the region is so strong that it has even elbowed aside the question of palestine it's quite obvious that the saudis would consider today that the image of a threat in the area is the iranian and that's why they were looking for any allies in the in the area also to be against iran in this matter differently that was absolutely israel which we're launching a huge campaign since ages since years against iran so that there would be a kind of a closeness between israel and saudi arabia thinking both that the major in the region is in iran and that's why we believe that you know this i would these are
willing to negotiate even the arab initiative to start with the normalization with israel even before they are addressing the palestinian question and this is absolutely is not acceptable iran has even tried to bring palestine back into focus . issue of palestine is the primary issue within the muslim world and while it seems not anymore. the argentine navy says that a short violent sound was detected near the last known location of one of its submarines in the south atlantic believed has been an explosion the subs now been missing for more than a week with numerous countries helping in the search operation russia is among those help to recover the forty four. missing crew members of the center research ship equipped with deep sea vehicles.
the situation is critical and we're getting a more glory to two days or seventeen days that submarine has an oxygen supply. side going on ian we know that they will return we have faith we're waiting for them well to continue fighting for and thinking praying the sun begs them professionals they will come back at any moment and we hope that there is a sign is they come back to us just enough that they return where they come back to us alive you know those are wishes that is why we are here. they.
are watching all see on the way the school inspectors planning to quiz girls as young as four about why they wear hejab and how some devious shoppers want to make off with some illicit black friday freebies it's all ahead. when lawmakers manufacture consent instinctive public wells. when the ruling classes protect them. so. the find. me the one percent. nor middle of the room.
johnson masculists i think at least partially. responsible you could you could say for greg said one could say she supported breaks it which is good because with their policy he she made it easier for those advocating to leave it to leave because they saw that they could see how we are struggling with the with their policy of merkel and with the with the millions of migrants coming into europe and then india and also maybe coming to u.k. . next for you for russian athletes are facing more extensive bans based on an earlier suspension by the international olympic committee the international skeleton federation has now also handed out temporary bans for all competitions not
just the olympics the i.o.c. has already imposed lifetime bans on the four libyans after it said they were part of an alleged state sponsoring doping scheme in russia two of them were also stripped of the medals their one of the twenty fourteen sochi winter olympics one of the disqualified athletes told us she feels her ban is politically motivated because the new news is just another day i got a call from an unknown number caused me to comment on the i.o.c. decision i told him that i knew nothing about this no one told me i was completely shocked by this news it's very painful i just wanted to shout it's trying to prove that i'm not guilty i still can't believe it this is very sad and you just imagine a lifetime ban. so you have those who don't intentionally get pork and found guilty and disqualified come back later to the sport and i'm disqualified from life and for nothing i don't understand this decision at all if there is no evidence i don't know how they are going to prove it and why their decision is based on some man's
words and on some expertise this should have made such decisions individually but they threw us all together it seems like you already made a decision a long time ago and all these sessions is just a formality it looks like politics is involved in the decision making. more for moscow's capital f.m. told us that the i.o.c. is mainly targeting russian athletes when it comes to doping. this is a legal process so we have to be very very careful. the i.o.c. of course they don't want to mess things up too much because the russian team are going to bring a lot of value and a lot of money to the winter olympics so they're being very very careful but it is usually cruel to keep biting people and it seems to be used russian athletes are being caught just completely unfair in the greater scheme of things and it definitely is not a fair sports this is going to be more more serious and especially if the russian team is by and it will it will definitely definitely room the olympics. muslim
girls who were here job in england's primary schools are to be asked why they're wearing the religious head scarves it's led to an angry reaction from parents who describe the education watchdogs move as wrong and dangerous for some of the people themselves though it's a question of choice and self-confidence i am a ten year old british four muslim girl who chose to wear the hijab and know that when you look at me you instantly assume that my parents was me to add that you could not be more wrong you are doing office that is ruining my confidence and self-esteem is the young girl in the confidence of many other little girls school inspectors say the move is about monitoring whether wearing a hijab might be interpreted as the sexualization of young girls or more of the parents should speak out if they're concerned about fundamentalist groups influencing school policy a barrister an islamic human rights campaigner we spoke to says children's clothes are not the government's business. this is something that should be a free choice between the parents and the children and it should be something personal and it's not for the state to intervene in such an issue when it's not
necessarily them being made to wear it sometimes it's many girls choice choices i have young girls in my family who chose to wear the headscarf at the age of eight or nine i personally see this this is another reason for the poor institution islam of. where we're really. as a muslim community first we heard about trojan. more now we're hearing about muslim young women being targeted when is this going to stop when are we just going to be accepted as being british as being part of this society being allowed to the freedom to practice our faith as long as we're not harming the other individuals. one of the retail industries busiest days of the year is seeing employees looking to cash in as well to help get your hands on some of the best deals the black friday has to offer some employees in the united states have been selling off their uniforms to help shoppers skip the queues the checkout.
a charity football match in front of a sellout crowd stan collymore took to the page to show today talks to the other star players. and if i can't. give up. i think i should i. did so that's nothing new for me. it was important to me that we didn't forget and . i want to make sure they had a family here we community it's a chance for us to show to the future which i mean it's also a chance for mr to raise up a few quid to help them you know they need it you know when you look at the tower they need everything to me i was never going to miss out today i started q.p.r. and i grew up in a live just down the road so friends and family of so you keep your fans who come to the games. for programs here in a few hours that's it for school. no. bank of china saw
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staring at the prospect of a snap election and months of political uncertainty how can germany carry on this european politics with instability at home. with question marks over this future and when will the broken. welcome to the show it's great to have you on our program now it's been eight weeks since the election and chancellor merkel still can't form a government this is the first time they said.