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almost thirty years this serious problem had not actually been addressed what will that investigation into the chemical industry secrets revealed. by this despicable. hatred to if the us is named as a reason behind a big attack at michigan airport a terror investigation is now underway. the recent spate of atrocities across europe has left politicians and citizens alike regarding tever as a part of everyday reality. for.
prime ministers a story for the handling of the deadly grenfell power fire however it does little to stop the protests. but he got to lose and he won the pound so getting away with this. speech back all those people in the parliament a good look at the part to play. is the u.n. says it's horrified by the loss of civilian life in rocker as the u.s. led coalition makes a final push to force the islamic state out of the syrian city. hello there is eleven am here in the russian capital and you're watching international with me becky aaron good to have you with us we start with news in the u.s. police have searched the home of the suspect in the stopping of a police officer at michigan and court on wednesday the f.b.i.
says the attacks being treated as terrorism and that the suspect has a clear hatred for america. we're investigating this incident as an act of terrorism we have just filed a complaint charging an individual by the name of more chewy he's a fifty year old resident of canada i think suffice it to. be very valuable to. the attackers stopped the officer in the neck the policeman has been taken to hospital and is now said to be in a stable condition just moments before the attack the perpetrator yelled gold is great in arabic suspect and more for two he has been taken into custody jennifer brea did an expose of extremism says the us has made itself an easy target followed wolf attacks now you know there are a lot of countries where you don't see these kinds of things happening but you are
seeing in the west the more liberal and democratic societies where we're trying carefully not to offend you know for the last eight years the united states we actually have policies that prohibited our law enforcement from looking into religious facets behind extremist attacks that means any kind of religious extremism wasn't even allowed to be investigated and so that's why it's particularly in the west they're wanting to export their extremism their violence to the united states and to europe they're wanting to exploit that and everything that they've called upon their adherents to do is to carry out these terrorist attacks in the west and to call on them to carry out these quote lone wolf type attacks on behalf of them and the west has made itself a very easy target specifically europe and the united states where i am by not really investigating our law itself to look at that there for fear of offending people or offending a religion. well the michigan apple stopping is just the latest incident being treated as an act of terror at this year and in just six months europe has seen eleven terror attacks with plots foiled on average every nine days the attacks have
left up to fifty people dead and over three hundred injured there are around sixty thousand potential suspects and one of the latest incidents in europe occurred in paris where an attacker round a car full of weapons into a police van he appeared to have had a gun permit despite being on the terror watch list but the french prime minister expressed little surprise over the us. so sort of no one could be satisfied that someone who's been officially flagged can benefit from this authorization to carry arms certainly not me so the attacker who is on a terror watch list a permit to carry arms and the prime minister is not exactly happy that's that it seems that the terror threat is not causing so much shock nowadays becoming a rather common thing on average every nine days and twenty seventeen a terror attack was attempted across the e.u. while eighty four percent of brits now believe that the attack on british cities is a very likely that's not really surprising and after the mayor of london had this
to say to the public. so what else is part and parcel of living in a big city well now that everybody's ok with the thought of another terrorist attack being imminent some businesses to decide to grab the opportunity to cash in like with anti terrorist germs which has the potential to be a three billion dollar industry and isn't growing demand anything from a liability for businesses reputation which has suffered after an attack so the obvious def insurance payouts then there is more like an anti terror adjudication like they say you can't be too careful so perhaps taking one of these terrorism awareness courses could be of help here are just some of the things you will learn after a completion recognizing unusual suspects of course identifying an explosive device and even techniques on abbey taishan during catastrophic bleeding no time to take
courses no problem take one of these rocket books with you while you're on a train or a bus there is a guide for grown ups and now a guide for kids not a big fan of reading no problem they've got you covered so their needs and they can help you be more. open to create is a concern that people caught up in an attack may not be clear on how to respond in the immediate. aftermath when every second counts more bile apps for the whole family some are free like the citizen aid app while others will cost sure but the bottom line here is how ethical is it to charge for this stuff or even make an industry out of it i would probably go along the line that if we continue with our training with our support and enhancement of our resilience to these scenarios she the fear factor of a terrorist assault becomes less we all have different modeling and how we create the product and what we want to try and do with our training is to try and roundoff
that fear so lost is not completely normal we actually accept it and we deal with it in a robust manner save lives today the number of terror suspects arrested in new you has doubled since last year rising for the third year in a row and it looks like the trend keeps gaining strength so it may be that everything terrorism related will most likely become a new business nish to invest in the gulf answers and giago r.t. . in london clashes broke out between protesters and police as hundreds of people took to the streets in a so-called day of rage. everybody . everybody was mostly. protesters demanded justice for the people affected by the grenfell tower fire
which claimed dozens of lives it took the british prime minister theresa may a week to admit the government had failed in its duty to provide help for them. the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without ribs over their heads without even basic information about what happened what they should do that was a failure of the state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that failure do you think that terrible if she comes out here and says that you know maybe. but i think that it's a little like. when they lie in just a little bit i miss my life when they. see. i make choices but it was a little. thing
after this massacre that i could just by people and everyone's going to shout serious say you know this is mean justice and lois needs to be trying and why is that how so getting away with this sort of. the fact that. it was. really. like that to. to to reason my you should take all the blame for this we all introduce the most. people in the house of parliament the good. a good part to play for face march is in reaction to bruce the last terrorist these people see the. immigrant attacks and of course the handling of the grunfeld howard disaster in which at least seventy nine people are known to have burned to death although the death toll is expected to rise i was approached earlier by a quiet man who handed me a leaflet with a picture of a man on it he's that the man was his friend he had lived in granville tower he
wasn't a protester he just wanted to know whether his friend was dead or alive and no information was coming he organizes that at the beginning of the day that that aim was to bring down the government and to shut down london well they've done an excellent job of shutting down london this government can no longer have authority over people's lives because they always will put profit before people people have been saying that they don't know how many people were living in grenfell towers a lot of them were possibly undocumented immigrants and so we possibly will never know how many people were killed. over to syria now where the u.s. led coalition is conducting a major offensive on the city of raka the defacto capital in syria but the terror group islamic state the un secretary general antonio gates harris has expressed deep concern though of the loss of civilian life during the operation he said that he remained alarmed at the human suffering throughout the country warning civilians
are being killed injured and displaced at a quote terrifying rate because terrorism did that the situation in iraq remains particularly grave with people trapped inside the city and facing threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq where trapped and face threats from every direction the united nations and humanitarian partners are doing all they can just stem the suffering in iraq and across syria often at great personal risk. the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as fighting continues in iraq and elsewhere. and according to the u.n. estimates since march in iraq or alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of the u.s. led coalition as strikes independent watchdog al wars which monitors civilian casualties from international astronauts in iraq syria and libya puts the number of
civilian deaths from coalition airstrikes in iraq in syria as high as four thousand since twenty fourteen however the u.s. led coalition itself at mit's less than five hundred deaths it's reported that the coalition has seven full time investigators monitoring civilian casualties that up from two earlier this year. all artes caleb maupin took to the streets of new york to find out how much of ordinary americans know about the plight of civilians in america. if you live in america and you follow the news related to syria here's what you've probably been hearing lately you've heard that the u.s. led coalition down the syrian government jet because it was moving into the deescalation zone of al tam why they say that this syrian jet was posing a threat russia is obviously not happy now what you probably haven't heard about is all the civilians who died as u.s. led coalition forces are moving in iraq you probably haven't even heard of rocca
you heard about what's happening in iraq no. no. you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i think i have heard something about we have a video of someone talking about it here it is just the at the little when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were. there are helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against u.s. armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all
you know all life is precious you know and nobody does really but that's the line they use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in a desk chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the reports that have come out say that more civilians have been killed than i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because there is no they're wearing a badge says i'm i'm a isis fighter right and they're there we have their breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of it friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until like they're shooting at you now that doesn't surprise me say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. oh yeah i mean if they see if there's ten and strikes a day that's treaty expected but again because i think they're making it
a fact of life so it's become normal it has become higher life and once again like i said all life is precious and civilian life shouldn't have to paris for whatever . the reasons we have the reasons be by the hands of our government based on our conversations here in manhattan it seems that average americans aren't really aware of what the pentagon is up to now as u.s. coalition forces are moving in on the city of raka civilians are dying bombs are exploding but the. our plight remains largely under the radar cable map and are seeing new york. iran is preparing to publish evidence that the us they're supporting islamic state last quoting through a media advisor to iran's islamic revolutionary guard and then exclusive interview with r.t. . that it is well and there were. in the past whenever the americans wanted to ramp up pressure on iran impose new
sanctions or pursue their agenda in the region they would accuse iran of backing terrorism but i think that today world public opinion no longer accepts this the world has come to realize that the us despite leading a coalition against dash in syria and iraq does not actually fight terrorism in practice and is in fact supporting it like this. but asking that. there are plans to release documents revealing u.s. support for dash however they are not documents like formal contracts or written texts but they cover activities in the field including locations where they provided help today they show evidence of arms a logistical and medical assistance which are all clues to american support for dash.
the primary goal behind the recent announcement that iran fired missiles into syria both accurately detecting and hitting the dash positions was to show our weapons capabilities in the past when these missiles were test fired in iran the u.s. and certain western countries said that iran was lying when it claimed successful launches. of the. us policies. negatively affect regional security the u.s. is not as influential a player as it used to be and it can no longer manipulate regional politics it now has to partner with countries like saudi arabia whose dictatorship and role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region now all the u.s. can manage to do is pick up their check and leave while iran claims the us has lost its influence france has changed its chain of assyria saying it doesn't want to
repeat the mistakes it made in libya we've got that story and more after this short break stay with us. the fact that trump could get elected with a series of lies 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 standard supposed take so they apply to science skeptical inquiry empirical testing and demand evidence for what your politicians tell you. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate is full on awesome
the only show i go out of my way to punch you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than food. and see people you never heard of love redacted tonight president of the world bank so he doesn't really mean it seriously send us an e-mail. hello welcome back the french president a man who looks wrong says he doesn't want to see a repeat in syria of the mistakes made in libya the intervention which françoise the policy of is widely regarded as having feel that global terrorism on the shot to deepen ski reports from past. well he had quite a lot to say about that conflict in libya the current conflict in syria and also about relationships with the united states he almost gave a suggestion that there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the two countries
the u.s. and france which have been historically very strong allies he talked about the politics of donald trump saying it was unpredictable and that that was a source of discomfort we also looked at the historical conflicts that the u.s. and france have been involved in together particularly in libya where he actually said that the intervention of nato allies france and the u.s. alongside other nato allies in two thousand and eleven which eventually helped lead to the removal of colonel gadhafi was actually wrong a mistake and he said that he doesn't want to make the same mistake in syria. france did not participate in the war in iraq and this was right but it was a mistake to enter the war in libya what are the result of these two invasions destroyed states in which terrorist groups thrive i do not want this to happen again in syria president mark owen said that he now believes the removal of bashar
al assad which has been called for by france in the past by his predecessor. is now not an absolute priority he basically said that he's been given no evidence that there is a viable successor to ensure that syria doesn't become as what he described a failed state as libya and he also said that the key now is to ensure that terrorism is the top priority and he's called again for this issue to be dealt with by a coalition of countries coming together and he said dealing with terrorism because that he says is the most pressing issue in today's world. the u.s. state department has made a u. turn on president trump's anti cats are rhetoric with a spokes person demanding explanation from the gulf states for their blockade of though her however policy shifts become something of a trend for the administration as data in very found out. trying to fold the trumpet ministrations every move can literally leave your head spinning take for example the crisis the state department stands as of tuesday is
a demand that the saudis back their claims qatar supporting terrorists now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states have not released to the public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward qatar but late two weeks ago trump didn't seem to be mystified when he said qatar does sponsor terrorism the time it come to . our to end its funding. and the throne. and its extremist. ideology and the tweet term even credited his trip to the middle east for spring on the decision to split with qatar struggling to follow the logic so my but maybe that's just how the trump team works everyone gets to do what they want for one the defense secretary can make decisions about sending more troops to afghanistan without asking the president to understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan
right now the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat is dropped in afghanistan no need for presidential approval we are so proud of our military and it was a rather successful bit if you walk around. everybody knows exactly what happened the u.n. ambassador the secretary of state am going to show advisor can say different things about key international issues within the span of just a few days getting assad out is not the only priority and so what we're trying to do as obvious obviously defeat isis there has to be a degree of of simultaneous activity is so i think we have to learn the lessons of the past and learn the lessons of what went wrong in libya when when you choose that pathway of regime change when we don't see a peaceful syria with assad in their government planes in syria are being shot down without any permission from the commander in chief what i. do as i authorize by military we have the greatest military in the world trumps famous beautiful armada is heading not in the direction he thinks it is we said that he was heading there
and it was heading there is heading there but maybe all this confusion is exactly the plan i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is and let me tell you but recently everyone is left guessing allies enemies and his own administration talking verger r.t. washington d.c. russia's defense minister has had two and counters with nato jets in just one day or flying over neutral waters of the baltic sea now this video was filmed by a journalist on board the plane with. flying to the russian city of cullen grad you can see a nato f. sixteen jet flying just meters from the wing tip of russian su twenty seven men squeezed between them to ward off the fighter the second and counter happened on the minister's way back an f. sixteen tailed his plane without approaching. well nato says it had no information that the russian defense minister was on board adding the base jets were following standard procedure. coming up next the nazi international well the pot looks at the
a deal in the sand on the swim in that are equal to two inches means or what equals this tells me going on in condolence this would all be done still named today if you would that to those of you know this is this is a downside to all the sitting on. the. back. welcome to all the part of the election of donald trump has polarized american
society in many ways including in its attitudes towards clever and what's appropriate trial supporters still see him as a truth smart deal breaker the salt of the earth while his critics describe him as the ultimate in their amorous we're nothing but contempt is there any middle ground between the two to discuss that i'm now joined by lawrence krauss as theoretical physicists and cosmologists as well as a merciless critic of donald trump mr kraus it's great to talk to you thank you very much it's true it's great to be here i think i'm a merciful. but not a member. of the no far too kind to him but let's talk about that but. a short while a little bit later because i want to ask you first about russia i know that many people in the united states believe that russians. are just decides of the same coin but i beg to differ so i want to bring what brings you here to this country i came here for this amazing festival the to talk to thousands of people about so it's been an amazing experience i'm just overwhelmed with the reaction and the
response and the fact that people seem to really appreciate what i'm talking about absolutely you have fair a very big following here and i'm saying that. also a certain degree of pain because. it's become increasingly difficult to bring people like yourself i'm just a taste of this country primarily because of the tensions between russia and the west have you had any did you have any hesitations about coming here no the only only this station had was the difficulty of getting a visa frankly i wanted to this is russia for a long time because it's so different so different that it was there was some tension but i've been here many many years ago and i want to see how things absolutely you actually wrote on twitter that the last time. here was sixty seven half a century ago and i assume visiting moscow baghdad was far more extravagant for a foreign there yeah you know especially young person i was i was thirteen years
old when was the fiftieth anniversary of the revolution first of all and i wanted to i wanted to see what it was all about it was a very different society and it was amazing how did you manage to organize it because i don't think they gave at all it was a point wasn't easy but there was a i came with a group of students and and we and the group of students was taking care of very well and i have very vivid memories. of that and also how different it is now. you mentioned that it is different now but i wonder if you had any feeling of death because many in the united states believe that the russians at just the same as the soviets yeah you know i think that you know that kind of ridiculousness is just the experience of people who don't travel and don't realize that in every society people are are largely influenced by group by individuals and their friends and human life is much the same aspirations so much the same and. it's really in some sense pleasant to see one who.