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tough week for the british prime minister she faces calls to resign over her handling of the grenfell tower tragedy for which she's apologized as well as mounting anti breaks it protests. must go demands an explanation from washington over its downing of a syrian fighter jet the incident led the russian military to start tracking a u.s. and coalition aircraft in syria as a potential target. and muslims around the world mark the end of the holy month of ramadan we report on the month celebrations in moscow.
hello and a very good morning to you from all of us here in moscow you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international all the latest headlines on the stories that shaped the week all this week hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes amid fears of a repeat of the grenfell tower disaster more than thirty blocks of failed fire safety tests across the country earlier this week british prime minister to resign may apologize for the tragedy the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without their heads without even basic information about what had 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 responsibility for doing what we can to put things right. what was the deadliest
fire in britain for more than one hundred years broke out last wednesday and was only per towns more than twenty four hours later but death toll currently stands of at least seventy nine people to reason may antigovernment have been widely criticized for not doing enough huge crowds gathered in central london on wednesday demanding maize 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 a number of arrests were made police say around five hundred people took part we spoke to some of the protestors. but we need to start healing work the only thing that we can start working on are those those people suffering those young kids and i think that it's too little too late is too late. and you know. when they got the
engines in my lane when they. make sure it was well 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 laws need to be trying to mind is the house all 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. victims 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 a 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 reason may has ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help victims parties and asked to see a check and 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 you think it's social care and that's what they're spending on that. they're spending three hundred seventy million on refurbishing bots in sight you would join me here this is how much is going to the survivors right. it's actually shocking when you see it like. then yeah. yeah. that's the fun of it but they can spend three
hundred seventy or mentality in this book impose really need refurbished really. still so. it's shameful shameful. this week the u.k. also marks one year since it voted to leave the european union so 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 the negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing in the divorce from the e.u. breaks it corrects it for two reasons i 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 resume a go to hung parliament white criticism of her breaks that position no deal for britain is better than a deal or no deal would be a very very bad for now will britain needs to work ounce the new breakthrough plan which is not easy but the divided parliament the democratic unionist party which may hope to form a majority with opposes the 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 piss break up later except respects the result we were afraid it won't be bluff you know come leaving. the conditions of the divorce agreements and now even more uncertain than ever and
things you should go from the normal messy to fix. a process officially started when brussels received a letter from to raise them a announcing the divorce many british citizens still strongly oppose the decision and some express that anger once again on friday auntie's playboy takes us through the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road to break up. it was a very that changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay outraged although the others they are. delighted the show has risen. that they're. getting. used to because you know bank holiday we will call it. nigel farage may have been jumping the gun that his 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 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 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 the politically weakened 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. but it. can be concluded quickly. threats against aggression has been issued by european
politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u.'s one hundred billion bragg'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 took a back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror for terror attacks in the space of just three months to be precise and many britons held to reason may directly responsible because she'd been head of the home office for six years before becoming prime minister. and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice that earlier this week briggs 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. 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 mosco hold to this military cooperation with washington in 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 u.s. . or the pentagon earlier claim that it shot down the syrian jet in stealth defense after a bomb to u.s. backed militants but damascus says its plane it was attacking islamic states now it's not the first time the u.s. led coalition has targeted pro assad forces in the war zone and the syrian jet was shot down near the i still held city of raka which is under siege by u.s. backed troops last month in southern syria the coalition also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of violating so-called the confliction zones aren't even if the now it takes a closer look at the latest well. 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 shoots your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to make sure there was no why lin's 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 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 tuesday after the u.s. led coalition shot down another syrian aircraft an unmanned drone the pentagon released a statement claiming the armed drone had been advancing on u.s. banks forces in southern syria once again the coalition's that the downing of the aircraft was motivated by self defense we got reaction to the spiraling situation from several experts on the region. did the americans react to the syrian threat as a source or were they trying to assert sovereignty over syria if you 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 but 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 and 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 want 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 thinkers who are very anti russian in the administration step by step but a trump is bowing down to the anti russian voices in his in his administration i 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 fresh questions about the targets of the u.s. intervention in syria now being asked on capitol hill prominent republican senator
rand paul has found washington's latest military in the 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 trump's administration is also facing criticism for breaking its pre-election vows to scale back u.s. foreign interventions artie's jacqueline bouvier 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 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 want to raise by 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 suppose 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 beisel the u.s. could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar and should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even 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. concerns of a civilian suffering in iraq or as the u.s. led coalition steps up efforts to liberate the syrian city from islamic state we've
conflict while turkey is siding with qatar and iran against saudi arabia the long running tensions between the sunni's. into the open why did ankara jump into the fray instead of trying to pull the strings from a distance. welcome back the un chief has expressed concern of the situation in the syrian city of raka where the u.s. led coalition is now conducting a major offensive against islamic state he said the civilians trapped in this is he now face threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq who are trapped and face threats from every direction 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 according to u.n. estimates that since march in iraq alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led coalition as strikes but the coalition itself admits fewer than five hundred deaths over three years of its military campaign is also reported it employs just seven full time investigators to monitor civilian casualties when we went to the streets of new york to find out how much americans know about the situation in the city. heard about what's happening in iraq ah no. now. now you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had think i have heard something about it we have a video of someone talking about it here 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 how can the plane strike then more civilians died than
terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against us 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 no 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 dust 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 then i still fighters but in surprise me at all
especially because that is why they're wearing a badge says i'm i'm i says fight or 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 the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until what they're shooting at you now that this is a prize and 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 airstrikes a day that's treaty expected but again. because i think they're making in effect of like a show it's become normal as it has become part of. muslims around the world are celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of ramadan thousands of locks to moscow's main mosque the morning prayers ramon kozyrev with that was there for us. some twenty million russians along with the millions of muslims around the world are celebrating on this day the feast of picher it's one of the most important
holidays in islam and it marks the end of the holy month of ramadan for war shippers it is it's when the holy koran was introduced to the mankind by a prophet muhammad's and it marks the conclusion all from long long fasting period for all muslims. sort of gratian this is a time of joy it's a time of being with your family to have a big meal suit exchange presents and of course this is also a time to help those in need several thousand people have gathered here at this cathedral mosque behind me it's one of the biggest mosques in europe however it is still not big enough to accommodate everybody who wants to celebrate so for that there are three other mosques in moscow as well as additional areas where people can set up greats now more than one hundred thousand old and all here in moscow are expected to celebrate soul safety precautions are definitely in place several
streets have been temporarily closed off for a streets traffic security checks are in place everywhere and of course there is a police presence as well who are here to ensure that everything goes well everything is safe and everybody has a good sign. russian president vladimir putin was caught in heavy rain this week during a wreath laying ceremony marking the start of the greys patriotic war nothing unusual that you might think and so you tend to twist. thank you.
has 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 so beautiful so as the rights to control for those. social environment. chemical discoveries over the last century made every day life easier but. this is serial as it's. no wonder it's constant. cysts as the years old industrial giants reap the benefit. by chemical production. as if these people aren't people just experimental animals. the toxic environment continues to poison lives and we found these astronomically
high levels of dioxin levels that my staff think maybe some of the highest levels in the united states for almost thirty years this very serious problem have not actually been addressed will lead investigation into the chemical industry secrets revealed. to specific. hello and welcome to worlds apart the middle east was never short on crisis but the recent spat between the gulf states has added to have another front line to the
already has a battle for regional dominance but turkey is siding with the chart and iran against saudi arabia the long running sunni towns have various drive into the open why did turkey decide to jump into the fray robin trying to pull the strings from the distance to discuss that i'm now joined by former president of turkey. mr president such a great honor talking to you thank you very much for your time you were still present and. decided to take a more active role in the syrian crisis and many believe that may have not have turned out for the best interest of your country why do you think. decided to take such an active stance in the dispute between saudi arabia and. qatar was it a prudent decision from the first of all. if there.
are. too many through borders with the current. if the. crew on the tool told. them so you have to deal with this threat. perception. is proved to us that aren't more than three pupils. i think. so what do you wish to see those the so through. the for both of. you want to see if you put. the whole. about syria or. iraq neighboring countries we don't have total problem with. interest with them just we wish to see
that there are. no problem for mr president turkey we believe this is the only country that doesn't have conflict of interest with its neighbors because everybody else does i mean the russia has so many conflicts of interest with its neighbors you maybe they like exception but i guess my point was that the way the means that the cherokee chose to intervene in the syrian crisis may have long been. the most efficient means because as you pointed out there have three million refugees that you have to deal with it's a big burden on the budgets certainly not all your goals have been achieved in which but you have to remember of the beginning of the problem it was not the turkey it was the syrian people. that. the more freedom so they made the most crucial for this. regime. sold them.