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i. i must protests in london demanding the government be held accountable for the devastating fire in a high rise housing block that killed dozens of present. and us justice department issues a warning against trusting anonymous sources just hours after the washington post cites sources saying donald trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice . eight am here in moscow six in the morning in london one am in new york for
saturday the seventeenth of june rev you watch a warm welcome this morning this is out international with me kevin now in first today thousands of protesters have marched in london demanding justice and help be given to the victims of the grenfell fire angry crowds blame the conservative government and its austerity policies for the tragedy that happened at that apartment block the official death tolls reach thirty now but it to rise further with up to seventy still unaccounted for. i i i i. i. i. was i i. i over the course of this demonstration this this march speak to some very very angry people was. people get to the
bedroom at night with their people weapons people on the floor and. now i know everything and everything we need people. in life to. for centuries decades it's not about now it's about every minute that we've been lied to that our government has been lines was covering stuff up and we thought enough to bring it closer on the launch of the christians the people of boston you got people killed as a result of their dreams someone should be able to count to go to school for a month or two we have a government that's come down a prime minister that came to the scene of the crime and you have the decency to meet resident ways the elements is ways the ways the papal ways everyone that lived in those flats ways will the tendency of great ways that the new still occupy is that need to know when i sat the anger on the protesters by violence is hard to say that the official response from being completely inadequate and many of the people who are angry about the planning which was done the food the building the gas the
system what put in the in the stairwell so when those caught fire it was a truck and nobody could escape also the fact that ten million dollars spent on cosmetic changes to the outside of the building to make it look that's all for rich residents who live nearby and it was that external cladding which caused the fire to spread so quickly and take so many lives so these protests is very angry at the time and but this is going to be a transformative point in the history of this country judging by the response of members of the public will combine in their cause beeping and supports that is a very popular course this horrible story coming so soon on the back of the election it says everything that's wrong about our society this is one of the richest countries in the wilds one of the richest places in the well this bar in london as well and but this is an area where the poor people live and their lives essentially have been sold up the river based on this crazy ideology of the regular . it's worth noting that the reason may when she went down to the fire to the site
of the tragedy she talked to some fire officers but she didn't talk to any of the local people and i think the reason for that was that she knew that they would they would repent for that for the many catastrophic failings that led to this and i think he's only strengthened the sense in the mind just that we must see the end of this government and see a transition to to a way of governing where we where we fix the priorities in terms of what we need to spend on and then work out how to how to provide the appropriate funding for those priorities not the other way around. trees and he's also been visiting people hospitalized in the blaze she's also allocated five million pounds to those affected demanded a full inquiry into the fatal tragedy but it's not his police boy who reports next the u.k. prime minister is being blamed for more than just a response to the fire. when your own ideas fail just borrow your parent and no one and no community is left behind doesn't that sound
a lot like this no one and no community is left behind and this no community and no one is left behind and this nobody and no community should ever be left behind in fact jermy corbin used that throughout the labor party leadership race last summer he even used it to launch labour's election campaign for the general election perhaps threes in may thought that borrowing a labor phrase would help attract some extra support given how badly she fadden has self-imposed snap general election a vote in which jeremy corbyn went from zero to hero. the conservative leaders song from the left wing labor party's him seat before when she first became prime minister to resume a spoke of opportunities for hard working people we will make britain a country that works not for a privileged. if you but for every one of us many couldn't help but notice
a familiar tone today we set out how we can replace a tard government of the few with a government that is truly for all the people of working britain like a political comedian to reason may has borrowed more than her fair share from the right as well in the run up to the e.u. referendum she was a quiet remain a but this was back then. nigel farage accused of stealing all his policies by getting britain outside the european union controlling immigration and helping small businesses and four years old the british prime minister was running on exactly the same ticket while thrilled to ukip supporters flocked to join the conservative party this was one of them back in october the if it were between them is putting in actually implanting you could policy is fantastic and there's a huge numbers of members and supporters up and down the country considering doing exactly what i have done when public opinion skewed to right to reason may adjusted
her speech and her ideas to fit the agenda when it swung back to the left so did her rhetoric it's textbook electioneering but as to reason may's disappointing results at the polls have demonstrated relying on it too heavily may do more harm than good her poll ratings are now as low as jeremy corbin at the start of the snap election campaign that's not deterred the labor leader from borrowing some of these campaign phrases but only for a law and i'm sure you'll move forward to well during the queen's speech just as soon as the coalition of chaos has been negotiated as possible the labor party stands ready to offer a stronger. on.
in. the u.s. justice department has been giving advice to the american public on handling potential fake news especially concerning anonymous sources in a statement now by the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein the he said caution should be exercised we're watching all reading news attributed to unnamed officials he said it could be an effective way of coping with the recent barrels of fake views the girlfriend says santiago explains why the justice department has spoken out hear them. the pedia turny general rosenstein statement has raised quite a few eyebrows especially considering that as of late majority of the american press relies on nothing but not a most sources on the den of sources two sources with links to the counter intelligence community anonymous sources according to anonymous washington post source while the mainstream media seems to love them the justice department is busy reviewing all the fakes no wonder they're getting quite fed up with them at the
d.o.j. take a look at this washington post headline claims that rosenstein threatened to resign after the white house cast him as the prime suspect for suggesting to fire the x. of the i directed james komi when asked about this by journalists mr rosenstein claimed he never said such a thing now c.n.n. a regular in anonymous sources came out saying that according to sources told me would testify that he never told trump that he was not under investigation only as kind of conflict and i took away from it what he did which was he said i've been assured that i'm not under any investigation took away kind of this blanket assurance which we believe comey will say he did not give the president but when mr comey testified he said the exact opposite he actually told mr trump three times that mr president you are not under investigation c.n.n. even retracted their article confirming the original fake news story or how about
this new york times article where not even a sources cited but rather the n.y.t. types it out like a fact that komi days before being fired asked the d.o.j. for more prosecutors and personnel to accelerate the f.b.i.'s investigation into alleged russia's interference in the presidential election but guess what the justice department flatly denied that komi met with rosenstein to ask for more resources and here is house majority leader kevin mccarthy can. firming that these allegations are nothing but faults one of the questions were. public present but he said he's already said it that he has no evidence dick only asked for it for the resources that all the researchers were there but good going and why t. and now c.n.n. is raising eyebrows with their exact quote being or what as the reaction to mr rosenstein is anonymous sources statement wow can it get any better than this in
the world of mainstream media he even managed to offer the justice department francis and thiago r.t. well the justice department statement came just hours after the washington post published an article saying the very same department appointed a special counsel to investigate president trump for alleged obstruction of justice again a named officials was cited we discussed the issue with a number of experts. some time now before his inauguration even if there was briefings going on against that could only because it will contain information that could only have come from a high level some of those of a security classified nature would have expected a major investigation to have been carried out into the engine itself to leaking classified information to the media is a criminal offense the united states as elsewhere but no investigation all got seems to have taken place or fog those leaks but certainly many of the leaks are more political in nature and the fact is most intelligence officers who were
intelligence officers swear and hold a loyalty to the constitution they are not the patron who got them the job by the top of all these organizations there is a political will and in this political level there are number of people who are obligated to serve the people that know what we didn't know and i suspect and i do believe that many of these leaks we're seeing are coming from that political level in the intelligence agencies. the u.n. and human rights watch dogs a seriously concerned they say what a says a mounting civilian death toll from u.s. led strikes against islamic state. the u.n. says hundreds of civilians have reportedly been killed in recent strikes in the embattled syrian city of rocket the i still held hub is under siege by u.s.
but local forces with the support of western warplanes across the border over iraq civilian deaths are also reportedly rising in the islamic state stronghold of mosul too which has been under a similar siege for months now u.s. led forces have also been accused of using chemical weapons near civilians in both cities and what could potentially amount to war crimes khaled mopin reports. the u.s. coalition is more than willing to update the world on its activities against the islamic state in iraq and syria have successfully been able to take ground from isis already in rocca i recently walked the streets of east and west mosul i saw for myself that markets and their businesses are reopening the civilians are moving around the city and living their lives however u.n. investigators paint a very different picture of rocket intensification of the strikes we each have behaved at the ground for the various. has resulted not to all the
staggering loss of see if you don't life but because also led to two hundred hundred sixty thousand civilians fleeing their homes and becoming in devon to displease the united states insists that less than five hundred civilians have been killed throughout the entire campaign over the last three years in iraq and syria however the united nations points out that three hundred civilians have been killed in the last four months in iraq alone and the situation in mosul is even worse this is just one example one of these strikes in the area that somewhere between fifty and eighty. civilians may have been killed their planes hit our street and we went to rescue people under the rubble we risk you don't we could see and then we left the area on top of that the u.s. led coalition is being accused of using white phosphorous. u.s. leaders won't confirm whether or not they're using the lethal chemical munition however
they say that if they are they're doing it in a manner that's consistent with international law but human rights watch points out that this chemical puts civilians in great danger burning their flesh down to the bone even a minor burn from this toxic powder can be fatal white phosphorus has been used in syria and iraq previous occasions this time we decided it was time to put out a statement of our own there are no clear rules in terms of using white phosphorous as a weapon it is not covered by international law or it said it's incidental effects can cause terrible injuries to a question is what is it hitting on the ground and adequate provisions being taken to ensure that civilians and not falling victim to white phosphorous that's the nature of urban warfare fighting in close confines of civilians and legitimate targets closely mixed in with each other and there's only one way forward for the u.s. coalition we have already shifted from attrition where we show them from one
position to another iraq syria to annihilate two billion cattle or a fact of life in this sort of situation looks like the united states has made their choice about how they're going to go about defeating i still the only question left is how many more people are going to die for that to happen. r.t. new york coming up it notes we missed all of those stone releases the transcripts of his interviews with president putin the didn't money could say well we'll bring you the details here after the break. global war hawks sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that don't. produce talks product tell you that what we gossip the public by itself a little support of a. lot of the maverick has been telling me you are not cool enough and lets you
fight their product. all the hawks that we along with our we'll watch. it. i don't see a clear out of the strap that is it anyway i only see. things good for today or tomorrow. you have a team of four with brief period of time and then you know divorce immediately i feel that we are in a. bad historical moment in the middle east and it is very difficult to predict how things will be called.
germany's first so-called liberal moskos opened its doors in the capital but according to its founder the grand opening has been a struggle locals in berlin a split over the idea of a mosque which has taken over from a protestant church europe correspondent peter all of us across the story. germany's first liberal mosque opened its doors on friday here inside a protestant church but despite coming together in a spirit of peace it was a plea a police presence visible as the opening so goes the way all a welcome at the even good. no matter what gender sexual orientation all religious affiliation one thing that isn't allowed is the organizers say this is partly to do with security reasons but mostly as that they see that the full face veil has become overly politicized i asked people in the local area what they meet with the new mosque how they do it i get married in this
church and my children were baptized here and now here's a new culture that we have to get accustomed to meet these days we have a multicultural society so we have to deal with. is coming from. standards skeptical about whether it's going to work there is a possibility it could cause some tensions. if there's a positive dialogue between religions and no one says that someone has to be destroyed then i'm ok with that. over it so we're less tolerant he is the catalyst those are not catholics i am catholic and should go over there and ask them why. i was able to grab a quick word with one of the women that will be leading prayers the mosque and ask just what they were hoping to achieve with this project has happened standing by and for us it is important that only people who don't feel welcome in their existing mosques find a place here i can take care of myself but i'm afraid that something will happen tomorrow i need to protect my people. while some politicians of given up on the
idea of multiculturalism in germany here at the grassroots people still believe that it can succeed in some form peter all of a. so influential hollywood filmmakers oliver stone keeps wetting the public's appetite over his interviews with the russian president doesn't he know that he's released the transcripts of their conversations that some of it and make it away including material which did make that four part series on primetime t.v. emily sue is read through publication what you found early morning. well kevin as you know the four part series produced by storm really caused quite a stir in the u.s. mainstream media as a director has been given unprecedented access to the russian president but for those of you who want to get a bigger picture of putin's take on some of the world's most pressing political affairs well this two hundred fifty page transcript that stone just published will do just that and certainly one of the most interesting highlights in this transcript is putin's comments on edward snowden the former n.s.a.
contractor and whistleblower who's been granted asylum here in russia since two thousand and thirteen now it's already been revealed that one of the episodes that putin said he does not agree with what snowden did but in the transcript it's been revealed how putin disputed all over stone statement when he said that snowden is merely a pawn in the game putin said that snowden could only have been a pawn if he was a traitor which he clearly is not and when i asked putin if snowden would ever be extradited back to the u.s. put him said no not under any circumstances as snowden is not a criminal the pair also discussed about syria to which putin said that he thinks the u.s. and russia could reach an agreement to work so much more closer together in the war torn country but the u.s. had to back track of that and he things that's due to political reasons he they want to comment on the current status of the relationship between moscow and washington and putin said that he thinks the biggest mistake on the u.s. is part is that to this day they still have you russia as their main geo political
rival he says the two countries could achieve so much more if only they could just work closer together now this two hundred fifty page transcript documents the about a twenty hour stone has spent with putin between july twenty fifteen and february twenty seventh teen and really it offers a glimpse into putin's personality and how he communicates with his closest staff because at one point stone questioned dimitri peskov who is the kremlin spokes person his boss his boss being put in ever shouted at him to which peskov said no and then putin. added on top of that saying he would never raise his voice because he doesn't think people really understand what you're trying to say and what you mean when you raise the tone of your voice so as you can see there this lengthy transcript certainly gives you a interesting insight into putin's personality and also his take on some of the world's key international affairs. famous saying keep calm and carry on from central moscow thanks for the update this morning see you. next plans for new u.s.
sanctions to be levied against russia be met with anger in germany as officials say they're intended to hinder a joint moscow europe gas pipeline covering the forests jacqueline vogel. berlin has joined the wave of criticism over a new u.s. anti russia fiction's bill that would involve winds up on european companies contributing to joint projects i regret that the joint approach of europe and the united states and russia and sanctions has been undermined and abandoned in this way that must not happen we generally reject sanctions with extraterritorial fact meaning an impact on third countries on thursday the senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand sanctions targeting russian industries but it turns out those measures could end up penalize ing european companies the move has infuriated a number of high ranking politicians we cannot succeed the us through to impose sanctions that violate international law and affected european companies involved
in the expansion of europe's energy supply. europe's supply is a matter for europe the united states of america it's up to us to decide who supplies us with energy and how according to rules of openness competition and the trying to ministration seems to have reservations as well with secretary of state rex tillerson making his concerns clear without exception i have yet to have great bilateral one on one a polish side with a single counterpart in any country in europe the middle east even southeast asia that is not said to me please address your relationship with russia it has to be improved so it seems unlikely that this bill into law but it's unclear when or if it will reach the us leaving the us european relationship paying in the balance there is also an irony here that many senators have accused donald trump
america's ties with its closest allies and yet they've now approved a bill that could end up doing just that. washington d.c. . the biggest football event of the summer is set to kick off in russia this saturday later today the fee for twenty seventeen confederations cup set to take place in four cities across the country the host getting proceedings underway petersburg award winning sports broadcaster stan collymore heading up our coverage of the big tournament. russia a new zealander getting ready to battle it out and they're going to be playing at that brand new st petersburg stadium. and. they sound so first impressions exceptional views from stadium it reminds me of when this will of. going to. this is sixty eight stations tell you what i really
want to get fresh local always to be. twenty first century technology preach technology come down to try the way on through you could do this job you can take it back goes no further use the pitch. you got the heater is all right or you'll fall to no let's look at the six hundred this is look surely. this is normally the layout this is yeah i mean the great dressing rooms i mean everybody has their loft. now would you call this tactic full well yeah maybe it would probably be on a on a in the corner here a little wooden so it would just be annoying to hear to be able to see you know the pope opposing teams search all. poultry troops outside the stadium last month there'd be a sale of iraq three hundred thousand tickets and almost ninety percent of those were by russians so it seems that the russians not only want to see russia do well
and hopefully win on saturday nights and do well in the tournament but also that they want to see some of those big teams coming in as well interesting needs to some of the other foreign teams that they also how they're following and they're doing pretty particularly well in ticket sales if you look at the chinese see if you look at the mexico city and also unsurprisingly as the world champions looking at the german team as well as last week or a quarter with new zealand head coach on three months in new zealand creates you know the answer is yes koshare there's literally no point us be in the if we don't believe we can beat russia they're also making. stories about russia in the press or user managers or coaches for. expecting to see in russia. well i went there for the jury november event was good people were very friendly professional i'm looking forward to it certainly not me focused on the any negativity around the two and i think a big part of what we're going to be doing here is seeing what it's going to be like for the founders this is the thing fought for. guarantees me. it's one thing.
for fun it's not a huge thing isn't it is going to be as it's a russian economy particularly difficulty takes all over this toil out of the situation travel pass on match days it's going to be the opening match is going to kick off two and a half weeks of coverage we are going to be looking at the games we're going to bring you much highlights we do a little bit of commentary that will be nice we're also going to be talking to celebrities and we're going to be looking at some of the trickier issues of football in russia hooliganism racism is it there is going to be fantastic the only day much russia new zealand will there be another russian revelation behind that may the best teams win that the tournament commands all say good bye for now but with more in twenty five but it's r.t. dot com follow stories twenty four seven of course let me tell you about what's coming up after the break here not international we go to look at the water crisis is creating chaos for millions of people in india right now if you're in the u.k. are all in very good morning to you early but six twenty eight there with you is the latest episode of larry king now the only.