RT News - April 17, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

The German chancellor caves in to Turkish pressure to prosecute a German comedian for mocking President Erdogan. A new poll in the UK points to the rise of Islamophobia in Britain, highlighting a deepening divide between the country's Muslim and non-Muslim populations. Continued unrest over labour reforms in France deals a big blow to President Hollande's popularity, with a majority looking set to abandon him at next year's presidential election. The world's oil giants are in Qatar striving to get a deal that would see the surging oil output frozen, in order to stop the falling price of black gold.