tv News Weekly RT June 25, 2017 5:00am-5:30am EDT
very long. 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 and he brags it. demands an explanation from washington over its downing of a syrian fighter jet the incidents led the russian military to start tracking 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 report on the mosque celebrations in moscow.
hello and thank you for joining us this hour 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 failed fire safety tests across the country earlier this week the british prime minister to resign may apologized for the tragedy. 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 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 after more than twenty four hours the death toll currently stands at at least seventy nine people to reason may anti-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 a number of arrests were made police say around five hundred people took part and we spoke to some of the protesters. we need to start healing that's the only thing 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. when they
fly engines a little bit later 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 rush out 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 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 as one of the deadliest poisons there is an expert has it claimed insulation boards produce a deadly gas when the bird and there were reports from hospitals that they were
treating three people for cyanide poisoning another part of the scandal is clouding they were tiriel 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 artie's an associate churkin has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. need to reconsider its spending priorities. the british government is spending this money on certain things which things to think they're spending. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. social care and then the seventy million is like a social care yeah and that's what they're spending money for and that. they're spending three hundred seventy million on me for saying bob's insight you're sorry this is how much is going to the survivors. it's actually shocking when you see like. five then yeah. yeah.
that's the fun of it but they can spend three hundred seventy only buckingham palace this book impulse really need refurbished really. just says. it's shameful shameful. also this week the u.k. mocked one here since had voted to leave the european union though the actual divorce talks have only just got underway the referendum rizzo created a political earthquake and they also shocks are still being felt today. 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. negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing in the u.k.'s divorce from the e.u. breaks it wrecks it for tourism a breaks it means giving up access to the e.u.
single market and customs union in full control of u.k. borders compromise on the free movement of people but instead of a mandate to reason got a hung parliament criticism of the brics position no deal is better than a. deal could be a very very bad. now with brittany so what counts when you break the plan which is not easy but the divided parliament. the democratic unionist party which many hopes 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 through the wait for second breaks that referendum not likely even labor are resigned to this break up like that except respects the result of the for it won't be bluffing leaving. the conditions of
the divorce agreement and now even more uncertain than ever thinks you should go from the old me my seat makes. the 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 their anger once again on friday and he's probably boyko takes us through the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road to break. it was a very it changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay were outraged although the others they were delighted the sum has risen. independent. means to become a national bank holiday we will call it a. night of firearms 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 resign made 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 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 freefall 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 pay the e.u. 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 resume a direct plea 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 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 brags that schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving you so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable so we. and wildly within the space of just one and yeah this week especially e.u. summit on briggs it also took place one of the major issues has been the rights of citizens in the u.k. but the views of the british prime minister and other european officials seem to differ somewhat don't load young because there's he's still none the wiser as to what the u.k. actually want. to do giving a clear idea of the kind of the u.k. government. what we're saying is that those citizens from e.u.
countries who have come to the united kingdom who've made their lives in their homes in the united kingdom will be able to stay and we will guarantee their rights in the united kingdom i think that's a very serious offer my first impression is that the u.k. so far is below expectations. risks worsening the situation of citizens we discussed this issue with former british m.p. george galloway and tom brooks the dean of the law school. we are leaving the e.u. we will not be a source of numbers we will not be nor will we will not be. we will be a free country to control its own borders have sovereign jurisdiction over our own laws and crucially be able to make such. with the rest of the world as we like george talks about this wonderful the exciting teacher that could have been some type of
a theory or maybe some type of world that could happen but it's not going to happen because there's you know it's bricks it's going to be a certain type of practice that's going to be negotiated by the people who are in government right now they're the ones who are going to see it through and i see no signs they're going to be making this this wonderful new feature. that was described with some comments about you know maybe extra trade with other parts of the world and and would be free at the moment it's all a lot of people peddling their favorite view about what the teacher might look like with absolutely nothing to show for it britain is an unstable place today it's not really because of bricks it's because of the conservative government and its reckless gamble to hold a general election only to lose it. syrian state media says at least two people have been killed by israeli astronauts in the disputed golan heights
israel's defense force says it bombed syrian military targets after they fired across the border into israel the i.d.f. released this video of its bombing raids the incident took place during a battle between syrian government troops and the hardest militants in the area damascus has accused israel of providing cover for the terrorists with its strikes syrian officials have not commented on the alleged firing of a miniseries into israel. meanwhile 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 also whole today's 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 a potential target 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. because. there was a mechanism to avoid syrian airspace incidents between russia and the u.s. that is now suspended after the u.s. 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. . 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 its plane was attacking islamic state when it's not the first time and the u.s. led coalition has targeted pro assad forces in the war zone the syrian jet was shot down near the i still held city of raco which is under siege by u.s. banks local troops last month in southern syria the coalition also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of violating so-called de confliction zones our season as the now we take
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 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. punt forces in southern syria once again the coalition said the downing of the aircraft was motivated by self defense well we got reaction to the spiraling situation from several experts on the region. did the americans react to syrian threats 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 that 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 are 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 bearing down to the hand to you 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 for us 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 moves 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 transit ministration as those they facing criticism for breaking its pre-election vows to scale back u.s. foreign interventions ozzy's darkling view guy 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 authorized 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 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 its 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 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 us from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty once you get to the white house duck and booga r.t. washington d.c. after a short break we'll see which country is being blamed for increasing the number of drug addicts worldwide pants and why
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has warned of a rising number of drug addicts across the globe pointing the finger of blame at increased opium production in afghanistan marg asked to have reports from kabul on how locals are dealing with the rampant drug interest free. 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 wants treated a four year old addict sad but far away you might think not so afghan opioids by trafficked everywhere by a 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 season you see schools empty and you see universities even. leaving school for fifteen to twenty days to work in the fields and find since the nato invasion it has exploded this year's 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. 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 doesn't make much sense given that washington also says that the taliban profits most from poppy cultivation regardless but one thing is clear for now america intends to do nothing about it more i guess the year of see from kabul afghanistan. some twenty million russians along with muslims around the world are
celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of ramadan thousands of flock to moscow's main mosque for morning prayers and roman culture of was that. 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 a feast of picher it's so one of the most important holidays in islam and it marks the end of the holy month of ramadan for worshippers it is a time when the holy book of khurana a was introduced to the mankind by a prophet muhammad and it marks the conclusion off a month long fasting period for all muslims say it's a. sin of gratian this is 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 more than one hundred thousand old and all here in
moscow are expected to celebrate so that 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. and russian president vladimir putin was caught in heavy rain this week during a wreath laying ceremony marking the start of the great patriotic war nothing unusual that you might think until you turn to twitter.
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