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russia's foreign minister demands explanation from the u.s. over the recent downing of a syrian fighter jet as concerns grows over whether washington has its own agenda in syria. remains in golden terror as another attack hits the belgian capital during then detonated an explosive device at a proselyte metro station. this is how much is going to leave the survivors. it's going to be shocking when you see like. the u.k. government is heavily criticized with anger at what people call the small sums allocated for the survivors of the brand belltower firing and.
thanks for tuning in you're watching our team to national just turned nine in the morning here in the russian capital with the u.s. and these two and a top story this hour russia's foreign minister says moscow is waiting for washington's explanations after the u.s. led coalition downed a syrian army plane near the city of raka circle of also stress that the pentagon is still treating various terrorist groups differently. for. me it's the sense we have sure that the u.s. is really targeting i soon but we don't recall america becoming so actively. so what it's called now it's constantly changing its name but it doesn't change its nature. russia has no hold on some cooperation with the u.s. over syria by pulling out of the agreement is signed with washington to prevent collisions in syrian airspace meanwhile australia has announced that it is
temporarily suspending its air operations in syria well the u.s. led coalition says the downing of the syrian fighter jet came in self-defense however says the trauma administration came to power the coalition has already targeted syrian forces as forces loyal to the mask is at least five times jacqueline google looks at how washington is changing its rules of engagement in the conflict. trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more power to the military what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest military in the world but was it a good decision let's take a look at the military's recent actions in syria where the u.s. coalition is supposed to be working to crush eisel and recent months the u.s. led forces attacked pro-government troops five times one of them was the downing of a syrian army jet and the justification was always the same self-defense and what
they also say is they had to respond to the violation of so-called confliction zones which by the way weren't approved by the syrian government ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the u.s. training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad. then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent remember that the confliction zones they're controlled by those forces supported by the u.s. and the syrian government is not allowed there so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks of syrian territory partially hostile to the government what could possibly go wrong i don't
see u.s. forces leaving in the short term they have been deploying more pentagon troops in syria president. ordered hundreds more over the last several months he did indicate that he wanted to lessen tensions with the russian federation that he wanted to focus u.s. military policy towards the elimination of the islamic state. what we've seen however over the last five months since he was inaugurated is just the opposite so it seems in this effort to defeat the us could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar and should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past tweet for just this one from donald trump to then president obama in two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the us
from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c. we heard from several experts and got their take on the latest developments. when our planes are flying over there and into a space where we shouldn't be setting up. so i don't cross these. these lines or you'll be crossing over our target or we have no right to do that we should be over there when we go over there and decide we're going to take over it is an act of aggression and i'm positively opposed to there i think most americans are too if they would get all the information they need i believe it will. simply because that american determined to go ahead with this is. actually into some sort of coordination with that i shall. give us here that study and dig of the message they
realize that that. new space is not safe anymore and he. could be possible so that's why the suspend old that strikes in syria so this is this is this is very good this pressure was very clear it's a spending kind of cool it cool cool deletion on the cd and it was peace with an american as a protest tool shooting down syrian fighters two days ago. we're going on to europe a terror investigation has been launched after a man detonated an explosive device at a process of natural station no casualties happened reporters are to charlotte do bensky has the details. police say that the man triggered a small explosion in brussels central station in the evening of tuesday night during what was essentially the rush hour in the station and there have been some pictures emerging from the scene they are unverified pictures but they appear to
show a man engulfed in flames and that what we have been hearing is that that small explosion and this come from the police that the man was surrounded in that explosion some people say they saw the man and just before he let off his device he was wearing a rucksack we understand and also had a small belt and we understand that it's either the rucksack called the belt that contained the explosives other people saying that there was panic at the scene when they heard that noise take a listen to this i mean. i saw him blowing up his suit which i did to vacuity as many people as possible and there he was just behind me two meters away from the stairs and he still had a belt on him now the police have say that they have shot a neutralized the suspect has been neutralized by the military were present at the scene immediately. they were not the victims. deceased and just consider as a terrorist to hear from eyewitness accounts the man shouting allahu akbar which
means god is great in arabic which is a term that has been used by many other people as they carrying out terrorist incidents what we know at the moment at this incident is under investigation and we are waiting to find out more details of that investigation the attackers identity and motives are still unknown but this is far from the first time that the belgian capital faces a terrorist threat in march last year brussel saw a string of terror attacks with islamic state claiming responsibility those atrocities left over thirty people dead and more than three hundred injured.
you are means under the threat of terror the latest attack took place in paris on monday as a car deliberately slammed into a police van before bursting into flames the driver who was known to police died in the assault both belgium and france remain on high alert we spoke to a number of experts who fear more of such incidents in the e.u. . i think that what you're going to be seeing is an increase in these activities we're only halfway through ramadan for one thing but on the other hand you also have anywhere from fifteen hundred to two three thousand returning. frenchmen. from syria who need to be occupied with and that's going to be their duty now and as long as they've lost the caliphate they're going to be going back to their to their countries and they are going to attempt to wreak havoc and create this kind of thing so that these kind of terrorist activities then become the new normal it does seem like
a very you know regular occurrence we're hearing it all too often it's obviously it's becoming hard to keep track of all of them that they're helping with such frequency and there are so many similarities between them i think arius in this particular case what we find out about him was he you know under the radar did they know about him apparently the guy shops always say was all on the list he he was known to french authorities be interested also because there does seem to be this connection between belgian in france attacks but the france attacks so in november were carried out by a belgian cell and so there is this relationship between belgium and france when it comes to models. u.s. military advisers and afghanistan are finding themselves increasingly under fire from the ferry people there they've been training in to recent incidents alone three u.s.
soldiers were killed and seven more injured artie's more ghastly after points. that camp shane joined afghan and nato military base it's here but the taliban infiltrator turned his gun on coalition troops injuring seven american soldiers everyone who knew him or was friends with him is now under investigation being questioned though the base itself is still operational and training continues what we can safely say is that from now on after this latest incident american troops will be looking at their afghan allies with just that little bit more suspicion. green on blue attacks when afghan forces either infiltrators or defectors purposefully fire on coalition troops it's been a taliban tactic for years this is an achievement for the mujahideen who have
managed to create mistrust among the enemy forces such attacks peaked during a bomb as troop surge it got super bad that the rewrote the book on security. oh. you know that the. first american soldiers training afghans were assigned bodyguards then all coalition troops were ordered to have their weapons loaded at all times afghan recruits were made to go through an eight step vetting process while an inquisition like body purged to anyone it deemed radical yet here we are. some breaking news out of afghanistan three u.s. service members are dead of. north wounded after a shooting reportedly carried out by a member of the afghan military there's seven u.s. army soldiers that have been wounded in northern afghanistan now this comes
a week after three west army soldiers were killed in a similar incident to a deadly attack on american soldiers two attacks in the span of a week three soldiers killed seven wounded sure it's nothing like two thousand and twelve when green on blue violence killed or injured more than one hundred troops but the situation was different then there were fifteen times as many americans in afghanistan and the taliban was losing not so now i understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now the taliban is resurgent taking over vast swaths of afghanistan islamic state is also spreading across the country the afghan army the coalition a beset by challenges time for another troop surge as. some additional forces from the united states will come to afghanistan to take part in
training and advising our national forces if one hundred and forty thousand troops couldn't win this war what difference will four thousand make with these four thousand troops americans cannot defeat the taliban in afghanistan they just want the fighting to continue so they can achieve their goals. with more american troops in afghanistan people will get more frustrated and insecurity will increase afghans a pessimistic they've heard it all before promises of security victory at the end of the day how do you win a war when you can't even tell which of your allies is going to shoot you in the back more i guess do you have. from kabul afghanistan. tourism a place five million pounds to help the victims of the london fire however the spending priorities are still under scrutiny this and other stories just after the break.
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week in the middle of the room sick. deluded. really. welcome back to the program over a dozen people are still being treated in london hospitals for burns smoke inhalation and injuries after grunfeld tower fire in the west of the city a number of people presumed dead has risen to seventy nine and police say that the number could still rise this is the latest video from inside the burned out building and shows the remains of charred apartments police say everyone who lived in these flats has been accounted for the fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly and bolt the twenty four story residential block. series a may has ordered a federal inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help the
victims but labor leader jeremy corbyn in his letter to the prime minister noted that it will be sufficient given the scale of the crisis and to see it has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending priorities. thirteen billion to seventy million. what is it about the british government is spending this money on certain things which things do you think they're spending. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. government this is maybe maybe on the look said bill is quite tall i. bet in france which one is. about one hundred seventy five. almost. social care as in the seventy million you think is social care and it's what they're spending on that. spending three hundred seventy million or me for saying thoughts insight joy this
is how much is going to the survivors. have been the. stuff. not good at so it's actually shocking when you see like. five then yeah. yeah. that's the fun out but i could spend three hundred seventy on politics for the last one should be more. a lot more a lot more i think so they should spend more on those you know like that because there are many buildings. in london. which are in the same state this book impose really need refurbished really. still says it's shameful shameful. the philippines army has launched a fresh push to drive i still militants out of the southern city of. the military
are deploying armored vehicles with warplanes conducting aerial bombing of the terrorists' fortified positions the fighting has entered a fifth week now claiming at least three hundred fifty lives. and the country's been receiving some international help u.s. military advisers are there to assist their philippine colleagues but it turns out president of ricotta turf hey never invited them arctic miguel francis santiago los at how the country's chain of command operates. so how where is president due to
what's going on in his own country now you may recall that when deterred he became president last year he took quite a hostile stance towards the u.s. not an easy task considering you once wore a us colony. the. more you. know of the. economy today the turkey is battling eisel allied groups who invaded the south an island of mindanao and captured one of its largest cities and the u.s. military is there to providing assistance the u.s. embassy in manila claims that the philippines government requested the aid and apparently it wasn't the president who asked for help but the philippines army with the army brigadier general dilla saying to a.p.
that we don't have good surveillance equipment so we asked the u.s. military for help now the philippine army stressed it was only the equipment and no boots on the ground however the pentagon said it's also sending an additional three hundred to five hundred u.s. troops to support regular training activities and note the details now that the president no well it turned out he didn't until the help arrived. made an appeal as it didn't even know that the medic going to love him it was with . technical and president attorney did not say whether his military went over his head he only said that because of the long time close ties between the u.s. and its ex colony is army has always been very pro-american and now almost a week after that pretty surprising admission we are learning from the president's spokesperson that he quote has accepted the situation at this stage frankly president. very vulnerable at this stage. who does not want the three
unrest from his own military except the. generals are pro-american call us and it seems that yes to live with that kind of situation if you want to stay on in power so when you have a leader of a country not aware of the foreign power cooperating with its own military and then seeing he accept the situation days later that clearly means that something is not right with your process and go r.t. . leading technology companies including facebook and apple are under growing pressure from u.s. and allied intelligence agencies who are said that this guy's plans to press the firms to share encrypted data it comes amid increasing cost and online encryption intensifying fears that people will lose their privacy and that mass surveillance the proposals will be discussed at the meeting next month the proposal comes from
a western alliance known as the five eyes formed back in the fifty's it conducts intelligence activities by collecting and sharing data working with u.s. national security agency mass surveillance programs and the u.s. justice department is now seeking new ways to fight encryption as the trend to fight the practice goes global are these get them up and explains. our enhanced means include forty one point five million dollars to enhance the f.b.i. cyber efforts and twenty two million dollars to address this going dark problem which i think is our most significant law enforcement challenge going dark refers to law enforcement increasing inability to lawfully access collecting hundreds to have real time communications and stored data. now this all sounds really complicated like the kind of thing that can only be of concern to tech savvy teenagers and geeks well that couldn't be further from the truth the deputy u.s. attorney general wants to spend millions of dollars to fight against encryption so what is encrypt it is the purposes of including no message and so you want to do
the right parties can access it all the major messengers whatsapp telegram you name it are encrypting chats this prevents the messages you send and receive from being intercepted by others so why is the department of justice seeking to meddle in a thing that works so well terrorism turns out that isis has been using encrypted messages and planning and carrying out their attacks and to spread their propaganda knowing that the information won't get into the hands of those who want to stop them so cracking down on encryption is not just a us thing. at the moment much of this traffic is difficult for us security agencies to decrypt the privacy of a terrorist can be more important than public safety. later this month five star officials from the u.s. the u.k. australia new zealand and canada will be gathering to share their perspective on why tech firms should be obligated to share their data with policing agencies the
prime minister of the united kingdom included this is a plank in her election manifesto and also insisted that the government have a role in controlling the internet france and germany also voiced agreement with the idea. in many cases we're dealing with end to an encryption which means that we need to enter at the end or the beginning of a conversation rather than intercept in between that is obviously much more complicated but needs to be made possible. we are in a situation with our government where would they know everything about us and we know nothing about what the government is doing they have the right to privacy and secrecy but the individual does not anymore terrorist and other criminals will always use all kinds of technologies to enable their activities i mean terrorists to use drones terrorists use g.p.s. receivers what are we supposed to do about that should we stop selling cheap p.s. we have to accept it when we deploy the technology that's just a better benefit of all of society that some bad people are going to use it. looks
like all of us will be obligated to give up some of our own private space no matter how much we feel that our personal business should be kept strictly personal but what remains to be seen is how effective this will be in the fight against terror able to mop that party in new york. if the united states at war with the syrian government watching the hawks examines that up next on our to international stay with us. here's what people have been saying about rejecting the night this actually does
pull on. the only show i go out of my way to times you know a lot of the really packed a punch at least yap is the john oliver of r t america is doing this. we are apparently better than blues. and see people you never heard of redacted the night . president of the world bank. because you were. seriously send us an e-mail. is the u.k. in crisis after a series of deadly terrorist attacks a hung parliament and the horrific human tragedy of the grand towers as well as the burning issue of breaks that many are asking if the ruling elite. greetings and salutation while many on capitol hill quick shipper with
region fear over the mere mention of the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential elections and russian hacking it appears that the real threat to our boating public may not be from nefarious hidden foreign akers' but from our own two political parties are ongoing blunders and their thirst for power case in point this week it was revealed that a republican to contract a data mining firm accidentally exposed the personal information of just about every single registered voter in the united states of america. i wish i was actually making this up but sadly i am not discovered by upcard cyber security researcher christa vickery the leak contains the sensitive personal data of over one hundred ninety eight million u.s. voters that was compiled and categorized by deep root analytics according to
analysis by the intercept this week it includes a mix of private information and data gleaned from public voter rolls the voters date of birth home and mailing addresses phone number registered party use self reported racial demographic voter registration status as well as a computer modeled speculation about each person's race and religion who predictably deep deep roots analytics as is a suring us that everything is ok that that they were not hacked that this is this this unprotected information leak was was all due to an unexpected side effect from a settings change and that the information was only exposed in the cloud for like you know it's two weeks that's all just two weeks now and no big deal look the other way keep moving forward however vicary told the washington post that in the wrong hands this info could easily be abused saying quote with this data you can target neighborhoods individuals people of all so.