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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 grow over whether washington has its own agenda in syria. europe remains in golden terror as another attack hits the belgian capital after a man detonated an explosive device at a brussels train station. this is how much it's going to leave the survivors of. is it 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 felt our fire in london.
broadcasting live here from the russian capital you're watching r.t. international just turned ten in the morning here in moscow with you as at least two. and the top story at this hour russia's foreign minister says moscow is waiting for washington's explanations after the u.s. led coalition down to syrian army plane near the city off rocker sergey lavrov also stressed that the pentagon is still treating various terrorist groups differently for. the french we have sure the u.s. is really targeting i'm sure but we don't recall america bombing so actively. so. it's constantly changing its name but it doesn't change its nature. russia's now hold that 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 the u.s.
led coalition says the downing of a syrian fighter jet came in quote self-defense however in the last month the coalition has already targeted syrian forces and forces low to damascus five times let's have a look at where these attacks took place the plane was shot down here southwest of the syrian city of rocca as you can see there on the map where the coalition is supporting kurdish troops in their fight against eisel but also the u.s. led coalition conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters here near the al tough fight training base in those cases the same justification was used by bans on that the forces had breached a the confliction zone jaclyn the girl 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 the de 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 an effort to defeat the us could in fact be failing new hotbed the
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 tweets such as 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 have been several experts and got their take on the latest developments. when our planes are flying over there and into a space where we should be setting up by own breeze 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 that 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 will get all the information they need i believe it will
. further simply because the american of the two go ahead with this is. actually going to some sort of coordination with that i shall. be really dangerous here that was that only a big of the message they'd realize that. syrian airspace is not safe anymore only any confrontation would be possible so that's why this is spend all that strikes in syria so this is this is this is very the pressure was very clear so suspending all kind of cool it cool called deletion on the cd and it was with an american as a protest tool shooting down syrian fighters two days ago. a terror investigation has been launched after a man detonated an explosive device at a brussels train station no casualties have been reported artists are due 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 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 rock cycle the belt that contained the explosives other people saying that there was panic at the scene when they hear that noise take a listen to this. i saw him blowing up his suitcase which i do to you like you it is 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 and neutralized the suspect has been neutralized by the military were present at the scene immediately after. they were in the hold 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 phase as a terrorist threat in march last year bustle saw a string of terror attacks with islamic state claiming responsibility those atrocities left over thirty people dead and more than three hundred injured.
meanwhile europe remains under the threat of terror the latest attack took place and paris on monday as a car deliberately slammed into a police van before bursting into flames the driver who was known to the police died in the assault 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 molts you often it's honestly it's becoming hard to keep track of all of them helping with such frequency and there are so many similarities between the areas in this particular case what we find out about it was you know under the radar or did they know about him apparently the guy shops always it was all on the list he was known to french authorities be interested also because there does seem to be this connection between belgium and france a town but the for its attacks in november were carried out by
a belgian cell and so there is this relationship between belgium and france when it comes to politics. u.s. military advisers in afghanistan are finding themselves increasingly under fire from the very people they've been training into recent incidents alone three u.s. soldiers were killed and seven more injured are just not gassed yet reports. that cam shot in a joint afghan and nato military base it's here that the taliban infiltration turned his gun on coalition troops injuring seven american soldiers everyone who knew him was friends with. it 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 sued bad that the rewrote the book on security. oh. no no that they didn't our first american soldiers training afghans were assigned bodyguards then all coalition troops were ordered to have their weapons looted at all times afghan recruits were made to go through an eight step vetting process while an inquisition like nobody purged anyone
dragica yet here we are. some breaking news out of afghanistan three u.s. service members are dead a fourth wounded after a shooting reportedly carried out by a member of the afghan military terrorists seven u.s. army soldiers that have been wounded in northern afghanistan now this comes a week after three u.s. army soldiers were killed in a similar incident to a deadly attack on american soldiers two attacks in the span never really children was three soldiers killed seven wounded when in fire sure it's nothing like two thousand and twelve when green on blue violence killed or injured more than one hundred troops but the scituate. 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. 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 would be 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 or most people will get more frustrated and insecurity will increase afghans a pessimistic they've heard it all before the public says 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. from kabul afghanistan. the u.k. government comes under fresh criticism for its handling of london scran felt our fire the story and more after a short break. thank you for new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
the fact that trump to get elected was a series of bodies and distortions is a reflection of the fact that the voting public could be convinced by that and what we really need to do when one of the reasons as a scientist i'm interested in this is we really need to get people to apply the same standards of politics that apply to science skeptical inquiry empirical testing and demand evidence for what your politicians tell you. welcome back to the program and m.p. for britain's opposition labor party has raised concern that some of the survivors of the ground felt our fire are not being helped and are even forced to sleep rough the number of people presumed dead from the incident has risen to seventy nine with police warning that number could rise further this is the latest video from inside
the burned out building it shows the remains of charred apartments they say everyone who lived in these flats has been accounted for the fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly engulfed the twenty four storey residential block. trees and may has ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help victims but labor leader jeremy corbyn in his letter to the prime minister noted that it won't be sufficient given the scale of the crisis and this is the target has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending priorities. put in 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 mix a 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 it's social care and it's what they're spending on that. spending three hundred seventy media told me for saying thoughts insight joy this is how much is going to the survivors. have been. not good at so it's actually shocking when you see like the. side then yeah. that's the fun of it 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 reading. this is. it's shameful shameful. the philippines army has launched a fresh push to drive i saw militants out of the southern city of merari the military are developing deploying story armored vehicles with warplanes conducting aerial bombing at the terrorists' mortified positions the fighting has now entered a fifth week and claimed at least three hundred fifty.
and the country's been receiving some international help u.s. military advisers are there to assist their philippine cap colleagues but it turns out president about beagle to try to take the never invited them parties miguel francis santiago looks at how the country's chain of command. so how where is president due to take what's going on in his own country now you may recall that when detailed he became president last year he took quite a hostile stance towards the u.s. not an easy task considering you once wore a u.s. colony. the. board he. still should. admit it but it's going on today that 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 to do is 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. five hundred u.s. troops to support regular training activities and note the details now the president know well it turned out he didn't until the help arrived i have not made an appeal as it did not even know that the american government is going to be 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 accepted the situation at this stage frankly president there does seem to be very vulnerable at this stage. not one who doesn't want the. unrest from his own military except the fact that his generals are all pro-american call us and it seems that yes they 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 a foreign power cooperating with its own military and then saying he accepts the situation days later that clearly means that something is not right with your process and giago 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 in question intensifying fears that people will lose their privacy and mcmaster valence that will pose those will be discussed at a meeting next month. the proposal comes from a western alliance known as the five ice formed back in the fifty's in the forty's excuse me it conducts intelligence activities by collecting and sharing data working with u.s. national security agency master valence programs and the u.s. justice department is now seeking new ways to fight encryption as a trend to fight the practice goes global. explains our enhanced mention clued 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 collect and intercept 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. is the good you know. and so you want to do the right parties can access it all of the major messengers whatsapp telegram you name it are encrypted chat 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 when 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 never 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. so in many cases we're dealing with end to an encryption which means that we need to end at the end or the beginning of a conversation rather than intercepting between that is obviously much more complicated it needs to be made possible. we are in. a situation with our government where with you 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 terrorist use g.p.s. receivers what are we supposed to do about that should we stop selling g.p.s. we have to accept it when we deploy technology that stood the better benefit of all of society that some 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. marty new york. stay with us for a boom bust us coming up next here on our to international and. here's what people have been saying about redacted and i suspect it's the law and also the only show i go out of my way to times you know what it is that really packs
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in the broadest measure of trade the u.s. deficit hit its highest level in a year according to first quarter reports the department of commerce says the deficit rose to one hundred sixteen point eight billion dollars in january in the january through march period that's a hike of two points. four percent from one hundred fourteen billion dollars in the last three months of two thousand and sixteen the deficit was the largest since a one hundred nineteen point two billion dollars cafe year earlier the deficit in goods rose to two hundred point three billion dollars from one hundred ninety five point one billion between october and december of two thousand and sixteen this current account read includes investment flows in addition to trade.