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who. a tough week for the british prime minister as she faces calls to resign over her handling of the grenfell tower tragedy for which she's apologized as well as mounting anti breakfasted protests. law school demands an explanation from washington over its downing of a syrian fighter jet the instance let 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 with reports on the last celebrations in moscow.
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 what we start with breaking news from the u.k. where a car has hit pedestrians outside a sports center in the city of newcastle it was hosting celebrations marking the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan you know five people have been injured police say that a forty two year old woman has been arrested so far the instant is not believed to be terror related it comes just one week after a man drove a van into people leaving a mosque in london an incident that is being investigated as terrorism. earlier this week hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes amid fears of a repeat of the ground filled 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 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 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 posts out more than twenty four hours later the death toll currently stands at least seventy nine people to reason may and our government have been widely criticized for not doing enough huge crowds gathered in central london on wednesday demanding maize resignation. was.
right. 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 but we spoke to some of the protesters. we need to start healing work the only thing and how we need to start working on it there's those people suffering those young kids out here i think that it's too little too late he was too late. when they got the flyer in june that's it little did i miss my lady when they. 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 laws need to be trying and why is the household getting away with this sort of. back what do.
you blame for this we all introduce remote. people know there's a parliament the good part to play for the victims of last week's grenfell tower blaze may have been exposed not only to smoke and fire but also to highly toxic gas thousand according to the latest expert analysis of the tragedy in the british capital cylon it is one of the deadliest poisons there is an expert has claimed insulation boards produced a deadly gas when a bird 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 and i steer churkin 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 yeah it's what they're spending on that. they're spending three hundred seventy million on refurbishing bots in sight you're sorry this is how much is going to the survivors. it's actually shocking when you see like. the yeah. yeah. that's the fun of it but they can spend three hundred seventy only but mentality in this book impose really need refurbished really. still. it's shameful shameful. also this week the u.k. marks one year since it voted to leave the european union that the actual deposed
talks about he just got under way there were four and a result created a political earthquake and the 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 wrecks it for tourism a 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 no deal should be a very very bad out for now will britain needs to work out a new break the 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 this 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 lot more messy to fix. the process officially started when brussels received a letter from terrorism a announcing the divorce many british citizens still strongly oppose the decision and some express that anger once again on friday on his party boy takes us through the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road to where. it was
a very that changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay outraged although the others they went to. lighted his resume. that they're. getting. used to because you notional bank all day and we will call it a. night your firearms may have been jumping the gun 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 the 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 pave 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 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 greg said 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 you 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. syrian state media says at least two people have been killed by israeli airstrikes 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 to harvest militants in the area damascus has accused israel of providing cover for the terrorists within sas strikes syrian officials have not commented on the alleged firing of them and into israel. meanwhile there's confusion over the rules of storing gauge went in syria after the downing of a syrian fighter jet by a u.s. warplane last sunday mosco hold today's military cooperation with washington in syria over the incident overseas defense ministry warns that it will now try the u.s. led coalition aircraft into west 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. because. there is a mechanism to avoid syrian airspace incidents between russia and the u.s. that is. 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. . the pentagon earlier claimed it shot down the syrian jet in self-defense after it bombed u.s. backed militants but damascus says its plane was attacking islamic state well it's not the first time the u.s. led coalition has targeted pro assad forces in the war zone this eerie and jet was shot down near the i still held city of raco 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 de confliction zones artes and s. and now it takes a closer look at the latest well the u.s. shoots down as 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 a 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 iraq are 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 shut down another syrian aircraft 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 coalitions of 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 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 and 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 you were certain 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 hand to the 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 a 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 is also facing criticism for breaking its pre-election founds to scale back u.s. foreign interventions see a startling very good 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 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 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 one to get to the
white house. r.t. washington d.c. . let's go back to our breaking news from the u.k. now where a car has hit pedestrians outside a sports center in the city of newcastle it was hosting celebrations marking the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan six people were injured among them three children police say a forty two year old woman has been arrested and have confirmed to our city that they don't think the incident was terror related it comes to the week after a man drove a van into people leaving a mosque in london an incident over which a terror probe has been launched. the u.n. calls for the protection of civilians trapped in the syrian city of rocky. as the battle finds those defacto capital rages we've got that story and off the break. let's.
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these are the hawks that we along with our audience will walk down. welcome back and oil truck explosion has killed more than one hundred forty people in eastern pakistan overturned on a motorway most of the victims had gathered around the vehicle despite police warnings not to let it be to collect leaking fuel when it caught fire and exploded a spokesman for the rescue services said someone someone had tried to light a cigarette at the scene some eighty people were injured those in critical conditions were airlifted by helicopter to hospital. as coalition forces advance on rocker islamic states defacto capital the un secretary general has expressed concern over the plight of civilians trapped in the syrian
city he said they face threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq were 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 since march in iraq or alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led coalition airstrikes berta the coalition itself admits fewer than five hundred deaths over three years of his military campaign it's also reported that it employs just seven full time investigators to monitor civilian casualties however little progress has so far been made. but i knew that of what i knew the official what i am a bit of my family and almost a bit of model. assure you of a rash way maghrib mother but that is nesmith and has met but sure to warn you the
images that actually a little bit intimate and have a trace of what else has been in the dome as you would have all that and then has would had moved on and had little. one in has it one as well i want. to. use a little blue. digit jim she. marked a good verbal. kill we went to the streets of new york to find out how much americans know about the situation in the city. but 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 it we have a video someone talking about it here is the output of 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 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 is over 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 and i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because that is why they're wearing a badge says i'm a my spider 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 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. and because i think they're making it a fact of life so it's become normal ice age has become pirate like. muslims around the world to celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of ramadan russia is home to some twenty million muslims and mosco has the largest muslim population in europe of around three million today thousands of folks to moscow's main mosque
for morning president among calls where was that for. 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 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 time when the holy book of qur'an a was introduced to the mankind by prophet muhammad and it marks the conclusion off a month long fasting period for all most of them say it's a. set of gratian this is 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 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. next to it was a part. social environment. with. chemical discoveries over the last century made every day life easier but at what cost this is serial as it's. no wonder it's. cysts is three years old industrial
giants reap the benefit ignoring the caused by chemical production. as if these people are. 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 had not actually been addressed what will that investigation into the chemical industry secrets revealed. to specific.
parts of the middle east crisis but the recent. case has. already. 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 rather than trying to pull the strings from a 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 forestall. if you consider. the border with the current. if the. crew on the two. so you have to deal with this threat. perception. is proof that more than three people. i think. so what do you wish to see the. the for both of. you want to see if people if. the whole.