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breaking news the russian defense ministry has announced that it carried out strikes against eisel targets on the border of the syrian provinces of hama and homs. syria lands accused of blackmailing the person responsible for creating the president trying wrestling to threatening to reveal his identity if he does something similar again. take acid and water cannons violent clashes erupt in hamburg days before world leaders arrive in the german city for the g. twenty summit.
it's six o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international live from our studio with me in india today welcome to the program we start with breaking news this hour the russian defense ministry says it's taken out a number of 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 more than four thousand kilometers it took place in the syrian peace talks in the kazakh capital our correspondent will bring you more details later on in the program. accusations of blackmail being leveled at c.n.n. after it tracked down the person behind the donald trump wrestling clip which the president tweeted a few days ago the channel is threatening to reveal his identity. to make another
video like the one here is the clip at the center of the controversy it's an edited video of transcript of parents at a wrestling match back in two thousand and seven the person who is attacked has a c.n.n. logo for a head the channel has since accused the president of encouraging violence against reporters artie's much gas there has been. this guy makes a humorous little video and then it blows up someone 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 a 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 and he has 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 few or one user on reddit is saying that holding private information under the condition of his continued contrition is an ambiguous sleep 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 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 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 still is reform and change and start telling the truth they're not going to do that any time soon so twitter is not going to stop doing what it does at the time so. investing there may not be there anything that c.n.n.
would find offensive if it looks online though it would have quite a job tracking over a valid and content down. thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thank you kate court has held a hearing on whether to lift any plans immunity from prosecution over the iraq war all teams laura smith 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 though you could see that to mean as he 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 inquiry the 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 bright bit now when he said that he faced the now familiar cries. of war criminal but he remains utterly unfazed by those listen to this legacy of the iraq war and his responsibility for the crimes of the mean spirited people who just 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 come and destroy your preschool. not for me it's not i mean you know 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 crowd funded 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 the hearing 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 their 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 national are going to happen i'm afraid. but two days to go before the g twenty
summit begins in hamburg it seems world leaders aren't going to get the warmest of welcomes the host city has been in protests. i. dispersing that had the funny kitted out in riot gear pepper spray and water cannons were also used to cause the anti-capitalist activists offices of trade a common rich protest to set up in one of the city's parks several arrests were made peter oliver has been closely following the story police everybody had been prepared for 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 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 over. around the capital here in berlin also around other cities and other nations i've seen saying come on 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 well 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 interesting look at 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 settings have already been set up in hamburg place a class on the summit as a major challenge with at least one thousand protesters expected on the streets when activists tell the subsegments have a history of violent protests. there is a certain tradition off mobilizations against these summits yeah you may remember that if. she ate some went into no one in two thousand and one when the fairly still fairly still only government then sent in a massive police forces and one protester was shot even and in two thousand and seven he had a cio eight summit in germany in the city of highly can also have been the norm for them and then we had also a message to terrorists and i think it's really this feeling of undo that. global
capitalism really and to build a system that we have is the failing most of the people on this planet miserable. now seeing a very high level of desolation very early on the mayor of. promise a festival of democracy around the cheetah twenty summit and it doesn't look quite look like it's i mean it looks like a civil war. one is coming away right after this break. what else seemed wrong. why don't we all just don't hold. me to old yet to say proud disdain come out to play and in the game should be close to trail . when so many find themselves worlds apart when just to look for common ground.
it's called the feeling of freedom for. everyone in the world of experience for me and you get it on the open road. the old according to just. welcome to my world come along for the ride. welcome back russia's foreign minister has warned against attempts to bring about regime change in north korea in relation to a proposed u.n.
security council resolution on the d. nuclear eyes ation of the korean peninsula that's off the south korean and u.s. forces fired missiles into the sea of japan in retaliation for a north korean test missile launch artie's kate partridge has more. all of this press conference is to do with the escalation of the situation over the sea of japan so after of pointed out as you said that the u.n. security council said 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 are 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 suggests north korea voluntarily declares a moratorium on nuclear tests missile launches and that the u.s. and south korea refrain from joint drills. well this joint action between the russian and chinese premiers 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 choose day when pyongyang claimed 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 pointed 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 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 talk to several analysts about how u.s. involvement has influenced the north korean crisis. a lot. more. and more certain. so why are all the noise. so i really thought i think what the u.s. and south korea are doing is basically flexing their muscles. 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 four track to 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 canada is reportedly set to pay eighty million dollars compensation and apologize to a convicted murderer who was tortured during his time in the guantanamo bay detention camp back in two thousand and two omar khadr was captured by the u.s. in afghanistan and detained for the alleged murder of an american soldier there was transferred to guantanamo bay where he was held for more than a decade and twenty ten canada supreme court ruled that man had been tortured
during his detention later that year he pleaded guilty to the murder of the soldier he was transferred to canada in twenty twelve to serve the rest of his sentence but he was released in twenty fifteen he claims he was made has made his admission of guilt and arrests we spoke to another by grumman guantanamo prisoner who met credited during his detention. i was held in the background detention filleted facility in afghanistan when almost father was first brought into custody and i spent some time with him in bagram. his eye had been shot out he was blind in one one eye he had huge exit wounds in his shoulder and just above his chest and he was of just turned fifteen he was just turned fifteen from being fourteen he was tortured in front of me he 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 other 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 and interrogate him while he was a child while he was suffering from these horrific wounds that everybody who's in guantanamo soldiers guards and prisoners knew that this is not the way to treat a child. british people don't believe muslims living in the country have integrated properly while the government's fighting to combat prejudice in society that's according to a new independent report released at a time when making a sentence 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 is 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 on new present strategy will challenge the extremist ideology and it is still the radicalization of. leader needs to stop treating muslims as the victims friends stop treating him on some very. time let's get guidelines for this. from the back of the latest wave of anti muslim sentiment expressed in the british tabloids polly has been finding out what people in london think about regulating media to avoid such a beast. i wanted to show you some of these headlines and ask you what you make of them. one hundred five great muslims use for jihad. what do you think of that. load of baloney. because what i think is hard to say. because i don't know how accurate describe this group of the
students believe that all muslims are to is this is this is this is feed this is no fluke which is a bit of a danger for everybody you know because once you start stereotyping 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 looking for than you can do about the regulation i believe so yes i agree completely with that that not threaten press freedom. press freedoms for end anyway so. when journalists. go too far and do a live report something that's not accurate for the facts or solely for whatever i personally think that that journalist should be struck off to watch we have to watch people to have to choose looking for the truth because it is always full stop
and each. we invited guests with opposing views to comment on the role within. 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 because we'll hear a parent's. 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 a society muslims are here to stay we are not anywhere you will not get to shut the borders down and overwhelming as we saw with general election. in the movement i honestly i don't think you know surely the coroner left looking for social well then how would you like managed 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 section of those limbs who seem to have a problem with so much that characterizes britain modern british society the pluralism the acceptance of people who have different sexual preferences the except i mean the desire to have shari'a law which apparently one in three muslims want that seems to me essentially inconceivable with a desire to integrate anti muslim hysteria is being fuel is being pumped primed in british society led by the media and far right hate preachers no it's just i
totally deal with the facts of the matter it is a large section of radical islamists who have brought fear. to the streets of this united kingdom i believe in a free press that has a right to say whatever it wants a free press that can report matters in hollywood chooses british media demonising and persecuting religious minority and in fact the european commission have recommended regulation of the british media because of as they say overwhelming islamist fabian racism. now back to our breaking news story the russian defense ministry says it's taken out a number of eisel positions in syria i'm joined now by our correspondent who has more details on what more can you tell us about the strikes the russian defense ministry said what kind of a witness was using used in that strike and that was indeed to put the ninety five strategic bombers and they dropped brand new or.
strategic cruise missiles that strike according to the russian defense ministry several weapons stockpiles and ammunition depots had been destroyed of course all of this is happening and made ongoing peace talks in the capital of kazakhstan and . where a special envoy to the u.n. in the sewer said that there is some progress progress in that success so far and hopefully the outcome of these talks will be used for it's also which will take place on monday meanwhile a russia is that welcoming the decision on having a peacekeeping force in syria and they also said that russian military police that are there but will be used there will have only light armament for self-defense ok thanks very much for that update. correspondent. and the peace talks you just heard from on mention are also being attended by an american delegation and one of the u.s.
diplomats was caught on camera taking a power nap in between sessions it's now clear of assistant secretary of state's to it jones. missed out on anything important while he was taking a quiet break but perhaps his boss rex tillerson might have to check in with mr jones after seeing this video. crosstalk discusses the long standing crisis in the middle east that's next on our take. basile in the dubrovnik in venice our movie fix travel destinations so it must be nice to live or is it. true. you. go crowds of tourists disrupt the city's economic and social life in them and hopefully before the sun the slush and get out of the mood to also show the
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were completely shielded from any of the so-called dangers of life. kept in a bubble and so when they become young adults anything that disrupts a loud sound like a professor saying something that doesn't agree with them they go into shock they go into stuff like meltdown. hello and welcome to all things considered. every once in a while to look at the big picture of a story in this case it is the middle east one of the current defining trends who are the winners and losers and how is this very dangerous region chick.