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c.n.n. is accused of blackmailing the person responsible for creating the president trump wrestling clear that threatening to reveal his identity if he does something similar again. to gas and water cannon and violent clashes erupt in hamburg days before world leaders arrive in the german city for the g. twenty summit. the u.k. high court has held a hearing on whether to lift the u.k. prime minister tony blair has immunity from prosecution over the two thousand and three invasion of iraq. and russia and china are expected to present
a joint plan on resolving the situation in the north korea later today after a u.n. security council urgent meeting as the russian foreign minister warns against attempts to instigate regime change in the country. you're watching r.t. international live from moscow with me in india today welcome to the program. we start with some breaking news this hour the russian defense ministry says it's taken out a number of eisel positions in syria the targets were located on the border of the provinces of hama and homs the strikes were conducted using high precision cruise missiles with a range of about a thousand kilometers and we will bring you more details as soon as we get. accusations of blackmail are being leveled at c.n.n.
tracked down the person behind the donald trump wrestling pit which the president tweeted a few days ago the channel is threatening to reveal his identity if he makes another video like that. one here's the clip at the center of the controversy it's an edited video of transcript at a parent at a wrestling match back in two thousand and seven the person who was attacked has a c.n.n. logo for a head the channel has since accused the president of encouraging violence against reporters. has more. so this guy makes a humorous little video and then it blows up some wouldn't edited it donald trump found it and posted it on his twitter feed it got millions of views hundreds of thousands of likes and many people had the love c.n.n. did not like being laughed at not one bit they launched a manhunt for the original creator of the video what they did is dog sing it is
digging up private information on someone or something and then publishing it could be used for law enforcement for business extortion coercion harassment online shaming and vigilante justice reaction has been furious even songes way did on the matter saying that potentially what c.n.n. did may be a crime. the multi billion dollar t.v. network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism c.n.n. and c.n.n. succeeded they found the original creator in years since apologized and promised never to make another video critical of c.n.n. channel says when they finally talk to him he sounded nervous as well he might c.n.n. is threatening to publish his identity for all the loonies in the world to know if
he ever stops being sorry it's right there on their website c.n.n. reserves the right to publish his identity if he stops being sorry if anything changes isn't that the definition of blackmail the internet has reacted with fewer why news and on reddit is saying that holding private information under the condition of his continued contrition is an ambiguous leap bullying of a private citizen by a major conglomerate if not blackmail look the truth of matter is when you are in a hole you stop digging is an english phrase the truth about we see that you sort of get rid of those producers when really the problem of fake uses it to make within the organization and now you see them bullying and threatening private twitter users as i say pandora's box is open the c.n.n.
executives can't stop this now what they've got stu is reform and change and start telling the truth they're not going to do that anytime soon so twitter is not going to stop doing what it does at the time so. the internet has not stayed silent on the scandal and it now has got much more work to do if it wants to track down all of the content it finds offensive. thank you. thank you. thank. you thank you thank. you thank. you. for two days to go before the g.
twenty summit because in hamburg it seems world leaders are going to get the warmest of welcomes the house cities being engulfed in protests. and i. thank you nice dispersing the crowd vocally put it out and riot happens spray and more to also use against the antique next activist offices that have cleared the carriage protests and set up in one of the city's parks several arrests and peta and that has been closely following the story police everybody had been prepared for a large scale demonstrations and almost certainly violence over the coming days as protesters are right for the g. twenty but this one really caught a lot of people by surprise and it seems to have come about through the sheer number of people that have turned up to protest against this g. twenty they were camping in a little park in hamburg police decided that there was no way that was going to
happen this tent city that was being set up there was dispersed by the police with some of the demonstrators arrested they fought back pepper spray was used police in full riot gear from the pictures we've seen going in there as well some quite ugly scenes very early on we've been told to expect serious demonstrations out these g. twenty this g. twenty summits we've seen fly is all around the capital here in berlin also around other cities in the. nations i see say are current to hamburg on these dates be part of these demonstrations the. result. of the. fact that the so
a lot of criticism over the situation to actually place this g twenty in the house the police operation though is why it's been called the biggest in recent german history and they have had some successes if you will call them that going into this but it also gives us a key is just how prepared and interested look into just how prepared the demonstrators are police have been showing off a haul of weapons that they've confiscated in the city of rostock that was supposed to be part of a cache that was going to be taken to hamburg they believe in used in the potential riots there it includes things like throwing knives baseball bats brass knuckles telescopic batons as well as precision catapults now those are weapons that police have said could cause well really catastrophic injuries there very serious weapons in the right hands we're going to be following all the way through here to try and see what happens as i say we are expecting violence we weren't expecting it so soon
it does seem though that the protests against this g. twenty may far eclipse the political and diplomatic decisions that may be made during the summit aside from a heavy police presence two special security sounds have already been set up in hamburg police a class in the summit as a major challenge with at least eight thousand protesters expected on the streets. you k. court has held a hearing on whether to lift tony blair's immunity from prosecution over the iraq war ati's lawrence with reports. the background to this is that last year a private criminal prosecution was brought against tony blair and it was blocked by judges because it was ruled that blair would have immunity against criminal prosecution so there was no point proceeding with it this case could see that immunity overturned it could see him face charges and in fact the charge that they want to level is one of aggression to the second aim of this case is to establish
whether aggression is in fact a crime under english law this attempt to private prosecution is based on the findings of last year's chilcote's inquiry report was published last year and it concluded that the war at the time wasn't a last resort which of course it should be that the consequences of the invasion were severely underestimated and that post conflict planning in iraq was wholly inadequate despite all this tony blair has been in public life off and on ever since then in fact earlier this year he announced that he would be making a comeback to politics because of breaks that now when he said that he faced the now familiar cries of war criminal but he remains to be unfazed by those listen to this legacy of iraq war and his responsibility for the crimes of the. regard him as someone who should step back into politics which reputation for being
a warmonger. they really should be imprisoned these war criminals the reaction to the war has destroyed your preschool. not for me it's not i mean people say that. with this immunity being lifted or of course the relatives of those who died in the iraq war and in fact the families of soldiers who were killed crowdfunding one hundred fifty thousand pounds last year and they've used that money to have this chilcote report forensically examined to see. whether there is grounds for prosecuting tony blair herring is over for now there's another week being allowed to fester admissions to be made if it's not dismissed it will then go up to the supreme court who will decide whether this crime of aggression is indeed a crime under english law but the families of those involved may yet get that day in court with tony blair former british ambassador all of
a mile says the courts are the wrong way to go about holding to account i don't expect this legal proceeding will get anywhere i can't be sure my my guess is that it won't lead to a result i think tony blair was a war criminal i've said that in public before but i'm not convinced that taking him to court to court is the right way to deal with an issue like this we live in a parliamentary democracy i'd like to see it don't with politically but i think the end result will be that we'll have to say if tony blair was to be dealt with as he should be dealt with it would have to be by parliament and that means impeachment or nothing we're going to happen have a parade. more news is coming your way right after this break. income inequality we stagnation gerrymandering of political districts polarization you know the lack of affect goodness in congress these are well documented trends
going back decades and no they're really cute ten minutes fast to the point where people describe their system as being seized with a kind of this is. what we see on television left wing to say the kids left wingers out there and they're shutting down professors from speaking at colleges so the shutting down colleges here that this is an example of them being they're acting in an author terry terry and passé become little dictator yes and this is what links to the fact that as children they were completely shielded from any of these so-called dangers of life kept in a bubble and so when they become young adults anything that disrupts that bubble a loud sound like a professor saying something that doesn't agree with them they go into shock they go into stuff like meltdown.
welcome back to the program russia's foreign minister has warned against times to bring about regime change in north korea in relation to a proposed u.n. security council resolution on the nuclear eyes ation of the korean peninsula that's off the south korea and u.s. forces fired missiles into the sea of japan in retaliation for a north korean test missile launch. details. all of this press conference is to do with the escalation of the situation over the sea of japan so again after all pointed out as you said that the u.n. security. that there must be denuclearized nation of north korea but he was at pains to point out that this should not be a pretext for regime change in north korea by the west he also said that there shouldn't be a means of solving this particular conflict by use of force nor would it be acceptable if there to be any strangulation or suffocation of north korea by economic means either all those other negatives are things that they didn't want to
happen let's go towards a positive things or what change they do want to put forward russia and china have put together a pack of measures that they propose and they're going to put forward to the u.n. security council as a way of resolving this particular situation and also as we were seeing yesterday the leaders of both countries they presented to the media their plan their initiative to help solve this particular situation the side suggest north korea voluntarily declares a moratorium on nuclear tests missile launches and that the u.s. and south korea refrain from joint drools well this joint action between the russian and chinese premier is came kind of in response to a tweet from u.s. president donald trump who urged china to take heavy action against north korea in what he called to do it once and for all while this follows on from a background from tuesday when pyongyang claimed that they'd launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in syria which could reach the mainland of the united states but the russian foreign ministry said that it only traveled about five hundred fifty kilometers and fell harmlessly into the sea of japan and
certainly no threat to russia in response though the u.s. arabs the south koreans decided to operate what they called joint military drills with easily deployable missiles to point you towards north korea in case of any conflict well all of this now of course is an escalating situation and we're now waiting for the response of the u.n. security council following that proposal put forward by russia and china. the latest tweet from the u.s. president has targeted the economic ties between china and north korea donald trump slammed beijing for increasing its trade with pyongyang by forty percent in the first quarter of this year chinese officials maintain that their trade relations with north korea do not violate any u.n. resolutions. we talked to several analysts about how u.s. involvement has influence the north korean crisis. we spawns more. and more search.
so why are all our noise. so i really i think what the u.s. and south korea are doing is basically flexing their muscle to show we're not afraid of north korea we also have big bad weapons but what they're doing is is answering fire with fire in a region that is a powder keg slightest miscalculation on the korean peninsula can trigger a conflict that basically mieris the entire region in a protracted war that could have catastrophic consequences not only for the region but also for the global economy and that is not in anyone's interest. in a controversial move kind is reportedly said to pay eighteen million dollars compensation and apologized to a convicted murderer who was tortured during his time in the one town i'm obey detention kept back in two thousand and two omaha there was captured by the u.s.
in afghanistan and tamed for the alleged murder of an american soldier had a bus transfer transferred to guantanamo bay where he was held for more than a decade in twenty ten kind of the supreme court ruled that the man had been tortured during his detention and later that year he pleaded guilty to the murder of a soldier he was transferred to canada in twenty twelve to serve the rest of his sentence but was released in twenty fifteen he claims he made his admission of guilt and did to rest we spoke to another background and to guantanamo prisoner who met hubbard during his attention. i was held in the background detention facility facility in afghanistan when almost father was first brought into custody and i spent some time with him in bagram i he had his eye had been shot out he was blind in one one i hear huge exit wounds in his shoulder. just above his chest and he was of just turned fifteen it was just ten fifteen from being fourteen he was tortured in front of me was abused and screamed at and shouted at spat at and stripped naked and is
his treatment was was was a war crime there's no the tried way to describe it the whole issue in the beginning had been the canadian government complicity in his torture it's this book recorded video evidence that the government was physically present that sent members of ceases the intelligence services to go in interrogate him while he was a child while he was suffering from these horrific wounds and everybody who's in guantanamo soldiers gods and prisoners knew that this is not the way to treat a child. since two thousand and two almost eight hundred people have been held at guantanamo bay where despite a vow by barack obama that it close it remains open today what you want people are still being held at the facility many of the inmates were detained without trial and torture and nine have reportedly died there. however former pentagon analyst michael maloof believes it outrageous to hand over cash to a convicted killer. the reality is he should not be compensated he did kill
and americans and he worked with his father who was closely aligned to al qaeda and osama bin laden is just lucky he was picked up and was still alive today and he should just move on and for the traduced government to prepare a liberal progressive government to come out and offer compensation as they did a few years ago to another canadian who was similarly mo i think is. over the top i think that the fact that the family of the soldier who was killed is going to canadian court now to retrieve that money and to pay for that for their loss i think it's appropriate. now back to germany where thousand people have been protesting against the upcoming g.
twenty summit in hamburg chemical to discuss this with our guests frenzy our who is the founder of the german democratic alliance welcome to the program randy now and the police they've dispersed the pro telecom. how likely is it in the protesters will be back. it is they're very difficult in germany for the protesters because. you know normally germany is the country of regulations and so everybody says that you can make a demonstration here you can make a camp you can gather freely but this is just a fairy tale because for several reasons they say this is not possible that was possible did not apply to this that and then they just close it and it is really strange so i think it will be difficult for the protesters to come back and if they do the police will brutally clash them back i suppose we have to look at why
they're protesting it's difficult to understand why these people are so angry about the g. twenty catherine have you got any ideas. you know the german media in the recent two three four five years made gave a lot of oil into the fire and made a lot of really strange news that people are dictators the people are bad there is no democracy why is that so they put energy a really bad energy to the people to become to become. very angry and so the result is now nobody can understand the protesters why this bad people are now gathering in germany and are being the guests of the german. of the german. rulers they should be the bad guys so there's
a conflict in news and you know it's very strange in the one hand for instance. they don't want the turkish president add on to come with the security guys on the other hand they say. it's nice to make to say to the people he should be killed and who killed them kill the dictator and so it's do this. grange what is happening in this country and all the people what they do is just react to the news that they gathered the last two three years a lot of contradictions by the sounds of things but nevertheless they are security forces they are expecting around eight thousand protesters on the streets. and the activists they've created a special platform called welcome to hell the slogan under their watch their demonstrations are going to take place how hellish in reality are they going to make the g. twenty do you think. you know the problems
like i said before the german security forces and the police is facing is just the result of the propaganda the german news made the last two three four years and this is the harvest now that they have because of this contradiction and i think it will be complicated to bring a lot of course so it is really strange not germany for instance says it's a democracy there's a freedom of speech but prohibits the turkish president to speak to his native citizens in germany so there's so many contradictions that the people really don't know what is true and what is wrong so the everything is really confused there is a cohort though who are intending to protest how likely do you think it is that they'll actually succeed in disrupting the g twenty summit. i don't think that they will be able to disrupt because you know the german police
can be really brutal and. put people into jail and do whatever they claim to other countries finally look into the mirror and they describe themselves so i think that i don't think that. anyone will disrupt or if the people don't want a court to rule they can become very fast very brutal and so i think the protesters will have no chance when if we look at the summit itself what do you think the achievements will be this time around. i think it will be a kind of. use this meeting. ok ramsey era founder of the german democratic alliance thanks very much for your time this. british people don't believe muslims living in the country have integrated properly while the government's failing to combat prejudice in society that's according to
a new independent report released at a time when media sentiments turning increasingly negative towards muslims here's a quick look at what the seventy six page document said. the british government and u.k. muslims suffer from a broken relationship anti muslim prejudice should be treated as a hate crime as something akin to anti semitism. britain needs a better anti radicalization strategy involving more muslim inputs the current one isn't trusted and isn't working our new present strategy will challenge the extremist ideology and to stop the radicalization of all noble people. the media needs to stop treating muslims as victims or strengths to stop creating an us and them mentality and it should get guidelines for this. on the back of the latest wave of anti muslim sentiment expressed in the british
tabloids have been finding out what people in london think about regulating media to avoid such a place. i wanted to show you some of these headlines and ask you what you make of them. one hundred five great muslims sympathies for jihad and. what do i think of that. load of baloney. because what i think is hard to say. because i don't know how accurate describes these people of the students believe that's all muslims are to is this is this is this is faith this is not a flu which is a bit of a danger for everybody you know because what you thought they were typing people. can become a reality do you think that there should be more regulation that journalists should be given more rules about how to pull on muslims specifically obviously i'm not living i don't you can do without my regulation i believe so yes i agree completely
with that that not threaten press freedom. press freedoms friend anyway so aren't you when journalists. go too far and do a live report something that's not accurate for the facts or solely in paper or whatever i personally think. that journalists should be struck off to the watch they have to watch people to have children full of the truth because it is always fun somebody to. invited a couple of guests with opposing views to comment on the role of the media within the issue. the problem we have at the minute with muslim integration into the u.k. is that not only have we got incredible amount of media corruption manipulation skewing far right leanings the rise of the far right across the media and activists cams this report suggests is that there is a responsibility on british society to help integrate to approach muslims not as suspects not as terrorists but the problem we have is over and over again will be
given examples of muslim extremist terrorism we hear about burkas we'll hear about . radicalization of this report looks at it through the wrong end of the telescope i believe some muslims seek to have no relationship whatsoever with british society they have chosen not to integrate it why should it be up to british society to extend to them when they are quite a section of them are quite clearly not interested in our traditions and respecting our laws reality is this are well integrated today british society muslims are here to stay we are not anywhere you will not get to shut the borders down and overwhelming as we saw your general election there i look i mean the movement i honestly i don't think you should need a corner left looking for social well then what i love managed and looking for this looking for change looking to get your parents talking about foreign policy austerity i'm trying to point out that there's a.