RT News - May 12, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

The U.S. Senate's annual hearing on global threats ends up largely focusing on Russia - sidelining issues such as North Korea and global terrorism. It comes after a protocol photoshoot by a Russian photographer inside the Oval office sparks hysteria and conspiracy theories in US media. RT talks to a Human Rights Watch director barred from Bahrain, a country repeatedly criticised over its human rights record. And a French-language textbook for immigrants sparks controversy in Belgium - over references to terrorism.