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a tough week for the british prime minister as she faces calls to resign over her handling of the grenfell tower tragedy which she's apologized as well as mounting anti breakfasted protests. moscow demands an explanation from washington over its downing of a syrian fighter jet it's the incident led the russian military to start tracking the u.s. and coalition aircraft in syria as potential targets. and muslims around the world mark the end of the holy month of ramadan we go live to the mass liberations in moscow.
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hello and good morning to you from moscow are you watching the weekly here on r.t. international all the latest headlines and the stories that shaped the week while hundreds of hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes amid fears of a repeat of the ground full tower disaster countrywide fire safety tests are underway in the u.k. more than thirty tower blocks of failed the test earlier this week the british prime minister to resign may apologized for the tragedy she also admitted the government had failed in its duty to help those affected. the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without roofs 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 and as prime minister i've taken
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responsibility for doing what we can to put things right the deadliest fire in britain for more than one hundred years broke out last wednesday and was only put out more than twenty four hours later the death toll currently stands at at least seventy nine people to reason they and their government have been widely criticized for not doing enough huge crowds gathered in central london on wednesday demanding may's resignation. during the so-called day of rage demonstration clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding justice for the victims and an end to the current government and number of arrests were made police there around five hundred people took part we spoke to some of the protestors. we need to start healing that's the only thing
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and how we can start working on it there's those people suffering those young kids and i think that it's too little too late he was too late. when they got the engine cylinder that is my lane when they. make choices but it was a lot do you think after this massacre they could just buy people and everyone's going to shout seriously you know this is mean justice and law must need to be trying to mind is the council getting away with this. what do. you blame for this we all introduce the most. people in the house of parliament the good part to play for. terms of last week's grenfell tower blaze may have been exposed not only to smoke and fire but also to highly toxic gas that's according to the latest expert analysis of the tragedy in the british capital cyanide is one of the deadliest poisons there is an expert has claimed insulation boards produce the
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deadly gas when they burn and there were reports from hospitals that they were treating three people for cyanide poisoning another part of the scandal is clouding the material used outside of the building which turned out to be extremely flammable. to resume a household is a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help the victims and i see a chicken has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending priorities the british government is spending this money on certain things which speaks to figures. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. social care as in the seventy million user to social care it is what they're spending on that. spending three hundred seventy million on refurbishing bots in sight your joy here and this is how much is going to the survivors.
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it's actually shocking when you see like. them yeah. yeah. that's the fun of it but they can spend three hundred seventy only buckman follow this book impose really need refurbished really. still. it's shameful. shameful. this week the u.k. also marks one year since it voted to leave the european union though the actual divorce talks have only just got underway the referendum result created a political earthquake whose aftershocks are still being felt today. i will move a motion in the house of commons calling for a general election to be held on the eighth of june driesum eight wanted to strengthen her hand embrace of negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing in the divorce from the e.u.
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breaks it corrects it for treason by breaks it means giving up access to the e.u. single market and customs union taking full control of u.k. borders and new compromise on the free movement of people but instead of a mandate to reason may go to hung parliament criticism of her breaks that position no deal for britain is better than a deal or no deal that would be a very very bad out for now will britain needs to work out a new breakthrough plan which is not easy with a divided parliament but the democratic unionist party which may hope to form a majority with opposes heartbreaks it well the u.k. position leaves more questions than answers some fear the negotiations which have already started will bring little progress so we wait for second breaks that referendum not likely even labor are resigned to this break up like that except respects the result we were afraid it won't be bluff you know come leaving. the
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conditions of the divorce agreements and now even more uncertain than ever and things you should go from the normal messy to fix. the process officially started when brussels received a letter from to raise in may and now seeing the divorce many british citizens still strongly oppose the decision and some express that anger once again on friday and his party boy takes is there the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road to break. it was a very that changed the course of history the forty eight percent who had voted to stay outraged although the others. they were delighted the sham has risen. to become a national bank holiday we will call it a. night of firearms may have been jumping the gun his
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so-called independence day is still a distant prospect the referendum result killed the political career of david cameron and allowed home secretary to resume aid to step up to the plate in the run up to the vote she had been a quiet remain but the desire to lead post brags that britain forced her to reconsider her position. bricks it means bricks it wrecks it means bricks it and we're going to make a success of it a year down the line that sounds like something from an alternate universe considering that the reason may hold an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up free falling in the polls and losing her parliamentary majority her atrocious result meant that politically her weakened
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government limped into negotiations with brussels earlier this week and bear in mind these talks were never going to be a walk in the park charm created. what. can be concluded quickly. from the threats against a question that's been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u. one hundred billion gregg's it bill guaranteeing the rights of e.u. citizens in the u.k. and who would get custody of gibraltar what thorny issues but there is aroused or. back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror four terror attacks in the space of just three months to be precise and many britons held to resume a directory responsible because she'd been head of the home office for six years
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before becoming prime minister. and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice earlier this week brings it negotiations officially kicked off but not in the way that london would have hoped the british government's already been accused of caving into brussels over the break that schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving the u. so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable so weak and wobbly within the space of just one yeah. and there's confusion over the rules of foreign engagement in syria after the downing of a syrian fighter jet by a u.s. warplane last sunday moscow hold today's military cooperation with washington in
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syria over the incident russia's defense ministry warns that it will now track any u.s. led coalition aircraft in western syria as potential targets the ministry also accused washington of violating a key military agreement with moscow russia's foreign minister says the americans have some explaining to do. yes. there was a mechanism to avoid syrian airspace incidents between russia and the us that is now suspended after the us shut down the plane we have requested a detailed explanation through the ministry of defense we expect that it will be provided by the us. well the pentagon earlier claimed it had shot down the syrian jet in self-defense after it bombed u.s. backed militants but damascus says the plane it was attacking islamic state now it's not the first time the u.s. led coalition has targeted forces in the war zone the syrian jet was shot down near
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the i still held city of rock which is under siege by u.s. backed local troops last month in southern syria the coalition also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of violating so-called confliction zones r.t. that is the now it takes a closer look at the latest round. the u.s. shoots down a syrian plane over syria in self-defense the only action that we have taken against pro regime forces in syria and they've been to specific incidents have been in self-defense let's imagine a random guy comes into your house with a gun and shoot your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to make sure there was no why lence going on here d. as coalition speaking of deescalation after this self defense move the situation couldn't be worse russia now considers all u.s. led coalition planes in the area of potential targets and are tracking them all of
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this happened as both the u.s. and syrian government backed up by the russian air force were fighting isis in the stronghold of raka now washington and moscow have locked horns in syria again focus has shifted and isis is probably breathing a deep sigh of relief while watching syrian fighter jets crash in flames on the horizon good job superpowers you're not so super slick. tensions flared even further on cheese day after the u.s. led coalition shot down another syrian acra an unmanned drone the pentagon released a statement claiming the armed drone had been advancing on u.s. backed forces in southern syria once again the coalition said the downing of the aircraft was notified motivated by self defense or we got reaction to the spiraling situation from several experts on the region. did the americans react to the syrian threat as
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a source or were they trying to assert sovereignty over syria who think about it really ever since the early one thousand nine hundred ninety s. have been used to it being able to patrol what they regard as enemy skies with impunity and they feel threatened and also the allies on the ground are threatened so there is a risk that in fact they may try to assert themselves against any syrian or russian limitations on their activities over syria and that of course then could spiral out of control who has a very dangerous situation although some people in washington are saying all the russians will never stand up to us well maybe not but what if regarding are we going towards you know more suspension of cooperation i think that's what some people in the u.s. administration actually won so they don't meaning they don't want to have cooperation between the u.s. and russia maybe not necessarily trump himself but i think you do have figures who are very anti russian in the administration a step by step but a trump is bowing down to the anti russian voices in his in his administration i
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think we are heading towards a more suspension of cooperation and more hostility between moscow and washington which could mean some very bleak scenarios for the future for questions about the targets of the u.s. intervention in syria are being asked on capitol hill prominent republican senator rand paul has slammed washington's latest military may. this is illegal war at this point then there's the practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of five people in some misbegotten village is it helping. president truman administration is also facing criticism for breaking its pre-election vows to scale back u.s. foreign interventions. looks at the mission creep of washington's latest war trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of
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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 the military we have the greatest military in the world ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the us 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 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 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
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clearly not even past 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 u.s. from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c. more international stories in our weekly program right after this break. the capacity to integrate. the refugees at the same time we cannot accept everybody that comes to all come from countries all countries have the control of their borders looks all come through so beautiful so as the rights to
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control its borders. make this manufacture consent to stoop to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the fine. be that one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. welcome back now the u.n. has warned of a rising number of drug addicts across the globe pointing the finger of blame and increase the opium production in afghanistan mark gasnier of reports from kabul on
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how locals are dealing with the rampant drug industry. the pit of despair right in the middle of the afghan capital this dry riverbed is actually infamous for being a haunt of drug addicts this is where they come to feed their addiction the impoverished the homeless the desperate and the hopeless we spent only minutes there yet in just that short time we filmed this. but an addict picks up a rock and assaults a body god escorting medics locals say it's getting worse and worse i run into rehab centers one for men and one for women many of the women are mothers with children i once treated a four year old addict sad but far away you might think not
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so afghan opioids by trafficked everywhere via well oiled smuggling routes north to russia and europe east to asia west to the middle east africa and the americas. one in ten afghans is directly involved in the opium industry when you go there in the off season you see schools empty and you see the universities even. leaving school for fifteen to twenty days to work in the fields and find employment since the nato invasion it has exploded this year as opium harvest could well be the largest yet where george bush tried to at least limit it under obama drug control programs in afghanistan were cut by ninety percent.
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it's politics the ministers the politicians authorities want poppy cultivation to continue if their americans wanted to they could stop it in a day but they don't the unofficial reason is that if coalition forces started eradicating poppy fields angry farmers would flock to the taliban we teach doesn't make much sense given that washington also says that the taliban profits most from poppy cultivation regardless one thing is clear for now america intends to do nothing about it more i guess the of from kabul afghanistan. now muslims around the world is celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of ramadan thousands of flock to moscow's main mosque the morning press and oxys remonde concert is bad for its room on good to see how the bracing
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going in the russian capital. i would say thousands i would say you had tens of thousands make it but generally around twenty million russians along with a million muslims around the world are now celebrating this feast off. one of the most important holidays in islam and marks the end of the holy month of ramadan for worshippers this is a time when the holy book of qur'an was in sheets used by a prophet mohammad to the rest of humanity and marks the conclusion awful month long fasting period now it's time off i said abrasion joy to spend with your family and friends and loved ones to have a big meals and to have us and abrasions out of the some month long fasting period of course this is all sold at sign to be giving to others to help those who are
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less fortunate as. several thousand people have gathered here at the cathedral mosque in the sensor off. and to this mosque is one all the a largest in europe however it is still in all it's a big enough for all the worst person to want to celebrate so there are three other mosques here in the russian capital as well as other areas where people can celebrate all the old more than one hundred thousand people are expected to celebrate here. safety precautions are obviously very important and they have been put in place several cities have been temporarily closed a security check. everywhere around. and of course police forces are all present and they're here to make sure the day of celebrations and so well and without any problems ok thanks for that remark were mancala cirebon central
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moscow back another rainy day in the capital but at least you have your umbrella but i don't one man who doesn't need an umbrella the russian president vladimir putin he was caught in heavy rain early this week during a wreath laying ceremony marking the start of the great patriotic war nothing unusual there you might think and so you turn to twitter.
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