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new evidence suggests victims of the london tower inferno could have died due to poison him as hundreds attend a day of rage in london to demand justice for people affected by the fire in my soul get in the way. it's been. a part of me a good part to play. the mayor of belgian city or. your forty's or monitoring almost six hundred potential radicals it's believed already to commit acts of violence. and the united nations says it's horrified by the loss of civilian life in iraq as the u.s. led coalition makes a final push to force islamic state out of the syrian city. from
the russian capital with me daniel hawkins welcome to the program. of last week's screen felt how a blaze may have been exposed not only to smoke and fire but also highly toxic gas that's according to the latest expert analysis on the tragedy in the british capital on his party worker has more on the story. cyanide is one of the deadliest poisons there is and apparently the insulation boards on the building on ground felt how it could have been letting off cyanide as the building was burning and we know this because the hospitals treating some of the victims of the fire one of the hospitals as said that they have treated three people for cyanide poisoning bear in mind the building's management we're telling people will stay in their apartments
until help arrived the other part of this scandal that's rapidly growing is that cladding so the material used on the outside of the building which turned out to be extremely flammable the government's been checking to see whether it's been used anywhere else in buildings in the u.k. and to resume a spokesperson has just said that that cladding was used on at least six hundred of the buildings in england alone so that cheap and very combustible material which according to the chancellor here in the u.k. philip hammond is actually illegal to use take a lesson the cloud that was used to run just like a rocket across most european countries is burned to the united states my understanding is that the cloudy in question this flammable client which is bundy in europe in the u.s. is also banned here well to reason may has already apologized for the way that the government handled the off tomato tomato
a liar and also the failings that brought it about and just after a week after the tragedy the first official head has rolled the c.e.o. of kensington and chelsea council nicholas holgate he's the highest or he was the highest on the elected official at the council he's been forced to resign by the government may said that's a good thing that he's lost his job but a lot of people here it's been calling on trees in may to resign there was a large anti-government demonstration in london. it's called the day of rage laura smith was that and she osc to some of the protest as what they made of terrorism a's apologies 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. do you accept. it she comes out here and says maybe. i think that it's too little. too late. 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 louis needs to be trying. to pass so getting away with this sort of. the fact that he was. treated like a. two to reason to blame for these. people in the house of parliament. a good part to play for his face march in reaction to
brucellosis terror see these people see them and see immigrant attacks and of course the handling of the ground felt how a disaster in which at least seventy nine people are known to have been 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 the man on it he said 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 the organizers 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 didn'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 in that fire. well we heard from a number of guests who believe the prime minister's apology will do little to change the situation. i think it also symbolizes launder which is now very very divided in terms of inequality where the vast majority of people here do not benefit from the wealth which is invested where there are not free flights which are staying at the time where we have people on the street in every locality but i'm afraid to reserve my has lost all credibility after the election i don't think . most people think she is only here because the different factions in the tory party deciding where now to get rid of some of the key problems in particularly in london but across the country is an absolute shortage of social rental homes and what that does is they're not fees to talk things for example. into the way that
people interpret housing homeless people can't simply get social housing because there's no there's no they can't because we have. very little i mean really the crisis is so bad that it really does require much larger scale public investment in council house building again. the mayor of belgium's second largest city of antwerp says almost six hundred potentially radicalized people are currently being monitored by view of those nearly two hundred are believed to pose a significant danger is more of what the man had to say. i would like to be able to have my police officers conduct more patrols nowadays we have a policing strategy that's more management based we can carry out surveillance but we face restrictions and i would like to have more powers in this respect. as a mayor i would like to have more options when hate is breached in certain places to enable us to do better police work and shut these people down if necessary in
which the currently will lag behind events a lot of them is and it's hard to explain to the public that you had your eye on a terrorist before he did something but couldn't take action in just six months europe has seen eleven terror attacks with plots full of an average every nine days it's acts of left up to fifty people dead and more than three hundred injured there are around sixty thousand potential suspects one of the latest incidents in europe occurred in paris when i was like around a car full of weapons into a police van you appear to have a firearms permit that's despite being on a terror watch list the french prime minister expressed his concern the revelation . 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 was 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 seven thousand
a terror attack was attempted across the e.u. while eighty four percent of brits now believe that the an 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 decided to grab the opportunity to cash in like with anti terror insurance 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 deaf insurance payouts then there is more like an anti terror adjudication like they say you can 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 completion recognizing unusual suspects of course identifying an explosive device and even their nukes on abbey taishan during catastrophic bleeding no time to take courses no problem take one of these pocket 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 cause toppin in 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 hands meant 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 round off that fear so whilst it's not completely normal we actually accept it and we deal with it in a robust manner and 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 jagow r.t. . over to syria where the u.s. led coalition is conducting a major offensive on a city of rock or its islamic states the facts are capital in the country over the un secretary general antonio davis has expressed worries over the loss of civilian life during the operation he said he remained alarmed at the human suffering
throughout the country he warned that civilians are being killed injured and displaced at a terrifying rate whichever side of the situation in iraq or 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 down the suffering and rucka 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 okoro into u.n. estimates since march at least three hundred civilians in rucka have been killed as a result of u.s. led u.s. led airstrikes over the coalition claims it has caused less than five hundred deaths in total over three years of the military campaign is reports of the
coalition employs seven full time investigators monitoring seven civilian casualties that an increase from two earlier this year all these kind of more than took to the streets of new york to find how much people really know about the prods of civilians in iraq. 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 downed a 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 and rocca you probably haven't even heard of rocca you heard about what's happening in iraq i know. now. you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had think i have heard something about that we have a video someone talking about it here it is at 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 and how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either 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's 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 saw fighters but in surprise me at all. specially because there is no they're wearing a badge says some isis fighter right and they're there they 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 and military told me like you have no idea who it is until what they're shooting at you know that this isn't price they 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 part of life once again like i said all like this precious and civilian life shouldn't have to perish for whatever you know the reasons we have
a reason to be 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 their plight remains largely under the radar cable mopp and are seeing new york. coming up in the program french president says france has a role in the twenty eleven libyan war was a mistake and he warns against the same happening in syria now it's off to the bright. back to trumpet get elected with a series of lies and distortions is
a reflection of fact that the voting public could be convinced by that and what we really need to do and 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 and. testing the demand evidence for what your politicians tell you. people with stories to tell. those who deserve to be heard. inside. it's still a new york city. leaders politicians you see and witnesses. they're here to speak are you there to hear.
a french president or want to says he doesn't want to see a repeat of syria of the mistakes made in libya intervention there was fraud it was part of his widely regarded as having fuel global terrorism. reports from paris. almost gave a suggestion that there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the two countries the us and france which have been historically very strong allies 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 duffy 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 describes 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 he said dealing with terrorism because that he says is the most pressing issue in today's world let's cross live now to a professor at the catholic university over the ball john rich more for more on this thanks for joining us professor here at r.t. this statement of micron's what does that mean frankly answers policies in the middle east. we're i think it's
a welcome change of attitude because you know he's taking a more realistic and a more good disposition namely that france is and have as its hold to intervene in the internal affairs of other state and overthrow his teams etc i was never sure what his foreign policy attitude would be but remember that the three other main candidates in the presidential election namely she home in are sean penn they will hold in a sense more even nonintervention is the niece so i think the time of the neo conservative human rights alliance if you can call it like that which has been in favor of so-called humanitarian intervention the regime change and so on i think that time is over i thought my call might be more on that line but it appears that it's not even sell and i think also you must realize that unlike the united states deep state in france the secret service is the military and so on i think from the
information i have and not an expert on that but by and large posed to these policies of change and intervention they have remained on the basically goldies line and it's mostly the media who are in the intellectuals who in pushing for this change of. break with the goalie starvation and for this policy of regime change and intervention always speaking about a full complete u. turn in foreign policy just perhaps a slight adjustment i mean how do you think this will affect of the european countries could we see all the european leaders following suit. well you know time we did i'm not trying to guess the future but you must notice that in germany i think first of all a lot of us the ability for various cultural. and economic treason to the united states again there is an intellectual elite in the media and so on the u.s. but the germans are pretty upset now that the americans have taken sanctions upon
the against them in order to strengthen the sanctions against russia and again i don't think you can blame it on the un tumbi it's mostly the congress the u.s. congress which is you know pushing towards more war more interventionist because both the democrats and the republicans by and large on that line with a few exceptions like a handful on one side and sanders on the other but so there are many germans and they're being fed up with the americans too and there may be a realignment of the european policy but you know we predict these things but i don't think you should underestimate the fact that especially with the new president the united states. you know there may be some. relations between the you hope and the united states may become slightly colder. brickwall professor at the catholic university thanks for your insight today here on r.t. . austria the country's foreign minister said
muslim kid god should be shut down with more details is peace all over. well sebastian curtis is an outspoken figure in the austrian government only thirty years old of course and he has caused quite a stir with what he's come out with in relation to islamic kindergartens he says that they should be shut down because they culturally and linguistically isolate children guardians should prepare children for school because of their can speak german but muslim to go is a difference in terms of their language principles we don't need them at all so busting curt's has caused controversy in the past back in twenty fifteen he proposed what was called the islam law that he put forward before the the austrian parliament this proposed that all mosques got their funding only from within australia and also that there was an austrian approved version of the qur'an that was used in mosques within austria now
a watered down version about law was passed it didn't have the official verified qur'an in it but in october of this year from the first of october it will be illegal in austria so where are the that ban was signed into law just last week in the austrian chancellor christie incur and his grand coalition government has just fallen apart they going to the polls in austria in october of this year in snap elections all or early elections and the far right freedom party have supported a lot of the. legislation. there their polling current your own thirty percent in the polls there they've seen a big boost in support of your party international worlds apart looks of the polarization of american society following donald trump's election victory we are back with you again at the top of next.
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levels of my staff to think maybe some of the highest levels ever in the united states for almost thirty years this very serious problem had not actually been addressed will lead investigation into the chemical industry secrets to reveal. this despicable. worthless. con of welcome to all the parties 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 and smart deal breaker the salt of the earth while his critics describe him as the ultimate in their amorous worthy of nothing but contempt is there any middle ground between that you want to discuss that i'm joined by lawrence krauss as theoretical physicists and cosmologists as well as a merciless critic of donald trump mr krauss 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 number. one i don't know far too kind to him 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 russian. just decides of the same coin but i beg to differ so i want to bring what brings you here it's in this country i came here for this amazing geek festival the to talk to thousands of people about so it's been an amazing experience like 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 a very big following here and i'm saying that with. also . a certain degree of pain because. it's become increasingly difficult to bring people like yourself scientists 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 the station i had was the difficulty of getting a visa frankly i wanted to this is russia for a long time because it's so different or seem so different that it was it was there was some tension but i've been here many many years ago and i want to see how things change absolutely you actually wrote on twitter that the last time you were here was sixty seven half a century ago and i assume visiting moscow better than it was far more extravagant for a foreign there you know you know especially a young person i was what i was thirteen years old what was the fiftieth anniversary of the revolution first of all.