RT News - July 27, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

Germany's economy minister says counter-measures could be taken in response to a harsh new U.S. bill seeking to impose sanctions on the Russian energy sector. EU officials have been raising concerns that European businesses will also be hit. A long-time aide to a number of high-profile U.S. House Democrats is arrested on charges of committing financial fraud while trying to leave the country. But that's only one of the many controversies surrounding the staffer. And, as Venezuela's gripped by a violent national strike called by the opposition - we speak exclusively to the country's president.