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the. things that. really. our top story this hour the iraqi prime minister declared victory over islamic state saying the army has recaptured the famous. in mosul where three years ago the caliphate the story has been gaining a lot of media attention. so iraq's prime minister is the clearing the end of what he calls eisold fake state after his troops recaptured the ruins of the mosque iraq's prime minister is declaring an end to isis in mosul after his forces
recaptured a hugely symbolic site the ruins of the al nuri mosque. to them interim media is covering this annoyance from iraq as the of joins me now in the studio to discuss the story right welcome you've been to most we've talked about it many times you've seen the operation with your own hands how significant is this victory as you see it while the victory it isn't over yet they haven't taken the entire city isis is still in a number of neighborhoods in the old city of mosul where the streets are tied me in the fighting will go in is very tough the newry mosque that they've taken is symbolic because that is where the slamming state was first proclaimed nevertheless you know if you think back at what price this victory has come it is it is tremendous in terms of material in terms of how much of the city this is a city almost the size of room that has been basically century you know the end of
the day purged of its population and reduced the north much more than. rubble and it is very difficult to get a true sense of the devastation in mosul of how much of the city has been destroyed through videos and articles really you get an understanding of how bad it is and how bad how tough this battle was and how much was sacrificed when you walk through those very blasted streets. we stopped at this crossroads because the view here really epitomizes what mosul has been through the neighboring street. all but destroyed the street across rubble the street over there it's the same story wherever you look that's an iraqi helicopter. launching missiles. at isis targets in and you can hear isis small arms fire
there targeting the helicopter in turn for that took a precision adam to have seen a single house in mosul untouched by fighting isis makes sure not to give up square without a fight and the iraqi army in the u.s. led coalition seem to make sure to not leave a square meter on scorched. well you know it's it's bad what's happened to the city but what's happened to the people of mosul two million inhabitants before all of this. it's chilling the things they went through the as strikes for example countless civilians new counting how many people of families children entire neighborhoods were killed in. plenty of bodies still buried under the rubble and after you know off the reach neighborhood is
taken then comes the inquisition iraqi police mass arrests as we later learn there was torture gruesome killing summary executions lives in the in the city itself you know the city itself could be rebuilt lives cannot and after everything these people have seen through have been through and seeds will never be the same. for us a lot of them. from the lotion. to the world to do with. how demand how do i thank god i will cite. the guy got intervention hi there let's
imagine to hit. civilians were isis is human shield they were the defense they hoped that by putting civilians in every house by fighting on roofs and in houses filled with civilians that the coalition the u.s. led coalition would refrain from bombing or cut back on its strikes they miscalculated the air strikes continued and as far as i know the people i've talked to in mosul today the airstrikes are continuing still still ongoing. the price for civilians has been tremendous isis made sure of that coalition while they added to the death although they say their cause was much more noble abrasives. you mention bodies buried under the rubble and lots of terrible imagery like that how has the coalition actually reacted to the reports of civilian casualties both the iraqis
and i saw this with my own two eyes we felt that the iraqis tried to censor what happened in mosul we were taken into the city will journalists were taken into the city and guided to was a show what they wanted us to see we weren't sure what we wanted or what they didn't want us to see there were plenty of incidents that no one knows about aside from the iraqis and perhaps the u.s. led coalition air strikes gone wrong civilians killed things will never learn about but judging by the incidents that we do know about for example once when the u.s. led when a u.s. led air strike hit a house killing more than one hundred civilians they then confiscated footage from journalists of that they started an investigation they blame dices than the method you know it was us but it was still isis is fault for using civilians as human shields and really that's been that's been with this sort of approach to the to
this whole matter of civilians dying and at the end of the day they said basically well this is war civilians die. but you have already shifted from attrition tactics probably shove them from one position to another in iraq and syria to annihilation tactics to casualties are a fact of life in this sort of. the battle of. you know when the. for onset i just depended all the. billions of. change but the approval of the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi army. brutal you could say methods to drive to the shelling the rockets attacked they didn't do much to lessen the suffering of
the civilians in mosul. thank you very much. the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has sharply criticized washington's claims that the assad government is planning a chemical attack in syria moscow believes such allegations could be a sign of an upcoming u.s. intervention one easiest nimbly it is even if we knew about statements from washington we also knew that the u.s. officials refused to confirm the claims with any facts of the situation looks like a massive provocation both military and informational it is likely that where we are seen as the moment is the threshold of a new intervention or we saw a further insight with syria commentator danny markey he ses the claims coming from washington do pave the way for false flag attacks by rebel groups. united states of america is looking for some sort of provocation in syria and is actually putting
pretext for some sort of possible intervention and if history is anything to buy then trump definitely does not have any qualms in actually attacking syria militarily on the ground as we've seen so moscow the sentiment is pretty much. does seem like he wants to do some sort of intervention and he's looking for a reason to do so what people need to comprehend is that we're at a stage in the war now where the assad government is almost. a victory towards the end and this wasn't the case a few years ago so the assad government would have no reason logical or rational or military reason to actually use these weapons at this moment in time where the rebels have every single reason to provoke such an attack and to possibly use these weapons themselves and see the reaction that they want from the united states and their allies internationally. now another undercover video has been released partly exposing attitudes at c.n.n. towards russia related stories this time one of the american news channels
political commentators seems to shrug off and dismiss all of the recent controversy what do you think's going to happen this week with the rush of. things that. really . well that was the second such video released by investigative journalism group project verdict in as many days with the details of that here scallop not. yet another leak related to c.n.n. from james o'keefe and project vera toph's that was van jones briefly served in the obama administration and is now a commentator for c.n.n. in the clip he says that the russia thing is a nothing burger and now it's important to be clear here we don't exactly know what he's referring to about the russia thing could be the russian investigation could be the allegations about trump the context of the clip is not exactly clear who this leak comes on just in the aftermath of another recent leak from project
veritas and jon bon a field an important producer for c.n.n. says that the russia story is the polite term is nonsense that was just recently released as well now we here at r t reached out to c.n.n. to ask for their comment and they have not replied and it's important to know that these videos that are coming out are not without controversy james o'keefe is personally facing a million dollar lawsuit at the hands of a contractor he interviewed after he interviewed them posing as someone else and this was a contractor allegedly working with the democratic party so there's a lot of questions that still remain. we asked the people behind the video what they believe the russian thing refers to. we put the entire video out there i mean people can judge for themselves the country earthlings from the conversation but that's certainly my interpretation and i think that's the way the mainstream media is reading it the way the drug war and look at the line he strikes again in the
president of the united states just to a radio audience urson the instagram if you're not synonymous with me as well well c.n.n. has been struggling to get a grip on its russia coverage of late with staff quick to publish on substantiated stories earlier in the week three journalists quit after c.n.n. three trucks did an article about an alleged senate investigation into links between a russian investment fund and a confidant of donald trump in january c.n.n. broke a story claiming russia had compromising personal information about president trump take a look here that report was based on a dossier written by a former british spy it's was later admitted that it was flawed and filled with verified like asians now the group behind the latest undercover videos has warn that other media should be wary to. not just c.n.n. i want to make this very clear you are the mainstream media in america here you are telling me why you are getting your story if you're keeping the little or none of
the truth you're on our list if we may be in your boardroom right now we are watching you and your c.e.o. of this organization probably would be sleeping well at night because it might be. smart. u.k. prime minister theresa may is facing the challenge of pushing her party's program through parliament today in the queen's speech not so as british newspapers continue to call for her resignation after she was forced to strike a controversial deal with the northern irish d u p to form a working government in westminster polls or even suggesting that opposition party leader german corben has overtaken me in terms of approval ratings but he failed to make the amendments that he wanted to the queen's speech in parliament on wednesday jerde an m.e.p. from the u.k. independence party things too in some ways party is in chaos but it is also planning. to buy
a truck and now they've gone into the queen's speech with almost no spend because to have a majority and i can't do the things that i would suggest in the manifesto the big job in front of them now is to negotiate our way out of the it's the wrong way to go about it but on top of that we've now got other crises which are rising costs of the fire that you saw in the high rise blocks in london because of the terrorist attack so there was a more immediate and pressing concerns as well so i was pretty much in a chaotic situation and she's in a very bad situation because she only has a majority of about ten well the uncertainties surrounding trees amaze position as prime minister comes as the european commission announced that brags it will leave the e.u. with a deficit of almost eleven billion euro every year complicating the negotiations to leave the block. we won't have the u.k. with us anymore but they were net pages despite the fact your rebate so you have a gap of ten to eleven billion euros a year last week may unveiled her brakes and plan for
a huge nationals living in the u.k. however it was met with criticism by some european politicians european commission chief called it insufficient and president of the european council double task said it was below expectations jerde but then again believes britain should exit the e.u. on its own terms there's no hard brakes and there's no softer exit there's only exit leaving the european union and they're going about it completely the wrong way if our government really wanted to leave and our parliament wanted to leave they do i'm suggesting in this document which is to repeal the one nine hundred seventy two communities act as a first step so that legally we are no longer members under our law and we would we would be on a very very strong position then because we are a very big trading partner with the our economy is as big as the twenty smallest countries of the put together so we're in a very good position to say to the world we've left this is how it's going to work we want trade friendship and cooperation and we're going to tell you how that's going to work and i would be very foolish to cut off their noses to spite their
face by actually trying to pin allies us because we wanted to leave more nato troops are to be sent to afghanistan as the block is stepping up its operations there that story and more in about ninety seconds. crisis in america killing thousands of people every month or so you. know. trying to. hammer on america. i mean.
it's quite shocking but it's saved one of the. executive bonuses are not people. and they go there's a slightly different approach to people's well being they think health care may be part of the package of human rights and of course they're right about that but the culture is richer. hello again nato has annoyance that it's set to send a few thousand additional troops to boost operations in afghanistan. told it is first. true for at least you know fifty you
know all the. contusions to support the mission we were just listening to nato secretary general he installed the brig said troops will be assisting afghan forces in a non combat role against eisel taliban led insurgencies washington's operation in afghanistan has so far come in a cost of one trillion dollars and has left over two thousand soldiers dead in that country now there are currently over nine thousand nato troops in the country while the u.s. has likely fewer deployed there the spike their presence the taliban has extended its control in afghanistan over the past two years though we spoke to done to leesburg a political writer and journalist who sees nato as presence in the country is to keep afghanistan dependent on the west i think we have to to really understand the purpose of nato and the west involvement in afghanistan is really to maintain the relation of colonial dependency on the west that that country has
so that they want to deploy enough. enough troops to keep the government just about empower the afghan government just about in power and to keep it dependent on western military aid for its existence and its survival the contribution to the actual fight against isis and the taliban has been has been minimal taliban's presence is extending isis have opened up. a new front if you like. a moscow court has fined five people guilty of killing the russian opposition politician boris nemtsov back in twenty fifteen down off as more of the ruling. five people in the dark all of them found guilty and now it is important to understand that so far we only know the jury's verdict as for the sentencing the prosecution is set to announce that later on july the fourth now the most high
profile man on trial was ordered die of the jury decided that it was actually him who pulled the trigger it took the jury three days to deliver the verdict and they have also decided that the assassination was very meticulously planned apparently the killers they followed the tailgated boris nemtsov for over a month studying how he moves where he goes just his daily routine all of that of course happened back in twenty fifteen and it happened literally just hundreds of meters away from the studio where i am right now back down boris nemtsov whose political career goes all the way back to the ninety's he was a very prominent opposition figure in twenty fifteen and he was taking a stroll with his girlfriend and that's when he was gunned down in a drive by style shooting now the family of boris snaps of they have been very skeptical about this whole investigation from the outside since the persons or person who masterminded who actually ordered the hit still have not been found but
there is a separate case looking just into that the slaying of boris nemtsov with made a very powerful impact in russia and even the kremlin has been following the case closely kremlin has addressed the concerns of the number of family saying that while these cases are very hard to crack the kremlin believes that eventually whoever is responsible whether masterminded the attack will be brought to justice. there's a little sign of a thaw in the simmering rather between germany and turkey now the german foreign minister is advising president not to hold public events when it comes for the g twenty summit. we have received an official request for president to have permission to address german based turkish citizens during the g twenty summit it is not a good idea the federal government is of the same opinion on this but diplomatic relations between burley and. are at an all time low we heard from sigma gabriele
there the german foreign minister now martin shultz the social democratic party his candidate for chancellor of course the former president of the european parliament he's also said that foreign politicians that trade on our values at home should not be given a stage to speak here in germany talking about the one we've also seen venue's work i want to try to book to give talk give a talk in north rhine-westphalia they declined that was just last week we've also seen this diplomatic situation just descend into the gutter around the referendum that took place in turkey back in april the representatives of the one side wanted to speak here in germany they were shut down that resulted in some very angry scenes and some very angry words indeed from both sides germany you have no notion of democracy your practices are no different from the nazi
practices of the past my comment that the nazi comparison turkey's part must and is valid without ifs or buts and fortunately we see that this comparisons haven't stats and we are not going to allow it to understand that they would revive gas chambers in concentration camps if they weren't ashamed this is their mentality they are disturbed when we say that this is not seem and we are doing for we cannot accept that our citizens are incited against each other with the comparison this is the case for all countries in europe that's why we should say with close words to mr erdogan that he cannot continue like this nazi name calling aside the list goes on and all of stumble. points in the the relationship between germany and turkey at the minute we've seen president the ones bodyguards being told they won't be allowed to enter the country in order to attend the g. twenty summit of their heavy handed approach when they were in washington d.c. we've also seen germany announce that it's at the end of this month it's going to
stop pulling its troops out of the incirlik air base there they're going to be moving to jordan that's after german lawmakers were refused access to go and visit their own and troops that are stationed there we've also seen turkey angry over germany looking to accept asylum applications from some soldiers that are accused of having taken part in the attempted coup that tried to overthrow the relationship is in tatters at the moment and of course we've got to remember germany a key player within europe turkey is the key component in the e.u. refugee return deal which at the moment all but exists only on paper. under former i was your global news in thirty five minutes time in the mean time from the chemical danger lurking in arsehole cleaning products to the us laser testing by the us military not as old in watching the hawks that one.
have to go right to be first to see what will befall three of them all can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters. there should. i think david cameron was so convinced that he would whip. them to keep the british people would forget. that he felt justified in taking the gamble and i think that was an irresponsible well i think he was playing russian roulette with the british future because it's in there it's an irrevocable change it's not like an ordinary election unless i guess you could.
greetings and salutations some days we must take stock of where our true values lie quaters like like what do we value more our health happiness and physical safety or do we value more an anti-bacterial eyes house having no weeds in our gardens or our never ending lust for corporate dollars this week the state of california of the sixth biggest economy in the world secured a rare victory for food and health activists when they declared that good life to the main herbicide used in monsanto's roundup weed killer will be added to the state's list of cancer causing chemicals as of july the seventh. the corporate seed and chemical behemoth has vowed to continue to fight california's decision to the nail despite suffering losses up their loss in state court efforts to block the listing reuters reports that monsanto is vice president of global strategy mr scott partridge promises that this is not the final step in the process and it has no
bearing on the merits of the case we will continue to aggressively challenge this improper decision but corporate pesticides serving as cancer salads throughout our lives aren't the only potential dangers we are facing a new study at the edward via college of osteopathic medicine in the virginia maryland college of veterinary medicine has found a lovely lovely connection between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice work who birth defects in mice and comic how's that comic commonality. terry roback research assistant professor at virginia maryland college department of biomedical sciences and path though biology told science daily that quote these chemicals are regularly you used in the home hospital public spaces and swimming pools most people are exposed on a regular basis. this makes you feel all.