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i. we are here sitting together it's been a long time since we were together like this in peace the people of southern syria experience a rare moment of peace of the rush of the u.s. introduces a ceasefire in the region we got exclusive video coming up this half hour. and that lends to the smaller german chancellor is under fire for underestimating the dangers posed by leftist radicals. like to the g. twenty summit in hamburg. and the refs from minister declares victory over islamic state in mosul but the city lies in ruins as it people pay a high price for liberation.
good morning from moscow this is a see international with me kevin though at this hour it's nine am monday morning here first that locals in parts of southern syria are enjoying relative peace for the first time in six years that was made possible by a russian u.s. brokered cease fire deal of the region is exclusive video from the ground there. for the truce to halt and that peace will finally come to the whole of syria. we are here sitting together it's been a long time since we were together like this in peace. we were respond quickly to any violation at any time we are ready to protect the civilians. so this all came up publicly. in hamburg at the g.
twenty summit nikita is where the toast but more details about this first thing this monday morning how is it you know what was the back story going to play well kevin it was last week at that g. twenty meeting we saw the first face to face meeting between the u.s. president and the russian president and after which the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov announced the two sides have agreed to implement a cease fire in the southwestern province is all syria and that came into effect yesterday on july the ninth let's take a listen. so to discover it's where you guys up russia the u.s. and jordan reach a cease fire agreements with syria the ceasefire will come into effect in three areas there are. and it will come into force on the ninth of july the u.s. and russia have committed to monitoring the suits for them and ensuring humanitarian access to the areas initially security in these areas will be ensured by russian military police and close cooperation with the u.s. and jordan because now these three southern provinces that's like
a lot of i've just mentioned they share a border with jordan which is also part of the agreement and they also share a border with israel and inside this is own is the golan heights this is a disputed area between syria and israel and it's a syrian territory but it's been occupied by israel that since the sixty's according to the u.n. and over recent weeks there's been a surge in exchange of fire in the golan heights and so it is a possibility that this deescalation zone could also help alleviate tensions here and prevent such incidents from happening in the future you know certainly this is a just really come into force of the last less than twenty four hours what's reaction been so far very positive so far we've heard from the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson who said this new agreement is a sign that the u.s. and russia can work together in syria also very optimistic tone from the russian president vladimir putin. regarding whether the u.s.
is written on syria has changed i think it's become more pragmatic in general it doesn't seem to change but there is now an understanding that we can achieve a lot in the united after much now this new what's being called a pragmatic approach from the u.s. to seen as a very important step forward and this optimism is also being shared by some key leading figures including if i do we can mark arena the european commission vice president and also the deputy special envoy to syria. on the agreed ceasefire deal over an important area in the south of syria is a positive development the implementation of these arrangements towards a nationwide sissie sion of hostilities and unhindered humanitarian access is key to facilitate the interest syrian talks under u.n. auspices in geneva. and this is no doubt a breakthrough in terms of u.s. russia relations if so that they can move forward together they can reach an agreement on fighting terrorism but let's not get ahead of ourselves we've been
here before there have been numerous cease fire agreements numerous deescalation zones set up and they've all broken down with the two sides fusing each other with violating the terms of these agreements so it's too soon to be overly optimistic and call this a major breakthrough for the syrian conflict as a whole especially when there are still major stumbling blocks they're preventing all sides from agreeing as the major issue here at hand is the future of the syrian president bashar al assad as the leader of syria versus the crux of this along the way ok thanks nikki for the update there well into the fall storm less strong in a few experts and regional affairs about their thoughts what's going to go. i think that the russian president put it best when he said this war pragmatic american approach which no longer sets conditions like the ruble of this president i think
this factor does indeed make the chances for this latest cease fire to be more successful it increases the likelihood of success because we do indeed appear to have a new american recognition of reality a more pragmatic as i said american approach so i think we should be fairly optimistic because previous. failed because there were powerful spoilers in the aleppo case with. the al qaeda affiliate which was very strong and was able to disrupt the cease fires there in the south the military situation is different most of the fighting forces on the rebel side are smaller groups affiliated with the so-called free syrian army and affiliated groups of very small in numbers i think both sides the syrian government side
with russia behind it and the rebel side in the southwest with america behind them want this to work. to the headlines this morning german chancellor angela merkel is under pressure following the unprecedented violence at the g. twenty protests in hamburg the country's president says that germany has and witnessed such brutality in years and. we have not had violence of such magnitude demonstrations in germany in recent years there were apparently some who acted ruthlessly and destructively against police forces and also against the property of ordinary citizens. the police were out in force twenty thousand of them still struggle to contain the protesters when hundreds of officers left injured security forces and how book faced criticism for failing to cope with the chaos of the rallies check out this video showing violent protesters in black masks throwing chairs and firecrackers through the shop windows but apparently no sign of any
police officers to contain the march images of burning cars the streets of wash with deborah left locals really shocked international media outlets echoed those thoughts too it was some of the headlines i'm a shoulder chancellor merkel condemned the violence for her part while many german politicians stressed that the left wing radical protests had been underestimated. the end fessor to give it on to get him to put on the teat of t.v. put it side a in decent talking to skits funds his good fits him if you don't get tough in this fall tell each chefs that skip needs to get things that i just had to fill in the woman hunched if. i needed to for. i.
so monday morning as the dust settles on the harburg following the g twenty volunteers but help to clean up the strengths of the store shopfronts we heard from german political commentator max many in crowd who told us violent leftist groups have been present there for years nothing new there but nothing's been done about it. they try to apologize what happened take an example of the wife's chairman of social democrats as the junior partner and work with government stated left means
we are very kind to all humans and we want to change the world peacefully so those extremists are not left wing they say you know it's some kind of extremism or they are some sort of criminal but it is not that they realize that they have a problem but left wing political induce. the left wing commits much more physical violence than the right wing this is something we know overhears we see it for many years and nothing has changed yet. the business side of it still the g twenty might have spend some time considering what to do next about the crisis ongoing in the korean peninsula with the rhetoric ramping up between the north and the us the year of strategic patience with the north korean regime has failed many years and it's failed and frankly that patience is over i give the highest honor to our respected great
leader kim jong who made our country a powerful nuclear giant having the most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies one of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces we will use them if we must. our spectacle leader kim didn't own said the u.s. would be unhappy to witness north korea's strategic power and its independence day and called for frequently sending big and small new packages. of course when you stop but when it comes to nuclear north korea or in the us a fall from equally much to young one side still doesn't have any missiles that are actually capable of sending a warhead over enough distance the father they've got so far is nine hundred thirty kilometers that's no india the rage of us will aids so with such a huge difference in what the two countries are capable of greg relates from the
korea policy institute how real these threats really are. i think it's a great deal more exaggerated. first of all the. fourteen missile that it recently launched there's some question whether or not that's even an i.c.b.m. so russian monitoring equipment had a very different result than what we're here in the united states officials are saying about the capability of the missiles so russian affairs of the saying it's actually intermediate missile but even if you take the u.s. position that it's an i.c.b.m. and the range is only capable of hitting alaska and that's with apparently most likely an empty warheads if you add the weight needed for the weapon that would be for range for but this is only a single test of any kind of operation old nuclear weapons program we would require a year with testing and multiple multiple tests.
united states has nearly seven thousand nuclear warheads in north korea right now probably no more than ten it would be suicidal for north korea to launch from nuclear first strike and with north korea is quite explicit about the purpose of its program is the nuclear deterrent it's intended to ward off attack from the united states. there is a bit of a double standard here and washington has never complained about india israel or pakistan but that's taking the focus to and in fact india conducted the ballistic missile test arena here as a good pakistan but only north korea has singled out with un sanction forbidding it from doing ballistic missile testing and i think the gist of the washington's concern is that it has friendly relations with other nations whereas this has quite hostile relations with north korea. the more washington
and threatens north korea or comes out with harsh rhetoric the more it actually convinces north korea of the need for a nuclear weapons program the united states regularly conducts a joint military exercises with south korea i think the last one involved more than three hundred thousand troops and ships and airplanes and a practicing v. bombing and invasion of north korea and they also have commando exercises that practice what they call decapitation strike which in other words is the assassination of north korean officials you can imagine if the reverse were true just imagine if they ever actually were conducting a joint exercises with cuba practicing the bombing of the united states and the invasion united states and practicing commando operations to a fascinating u.s. officials the reaction i think would be utterly hysterical but when the united states does the same thing against north korea it's seen as just normal everyday business no reason for north korea to be concerned. states latest joint military
drills with south korea include missiles being fired into the sea of japan to be eighteen strategic bombers also carried out tests on the trading range on the korean peninsula fighter jets from south korea and japan also joined into which according to the us was to demonstrate the commitment to defending allies the u.s. is also conducted an intercept test to which are more warhead was probably successfully destroyed but that test cost american taxpayers almost two hundred fifty million dollars another is planned in two months time political commentator well whether there might be other reasons though right now that the u.s. is stepping up its efforts against north korea well there's a lot of money at stake billions and billions and billions of dollars a new military contracts the u.s. of course also wants to continue to justify its occupation of south korea its occupation of japan so occupation of. the presence of a seventh fleet you know right up against china's shores that's that's what's going
on so of course north korea is like any communist country very poor they were very poor country and they poured i'm sure they would you know the show their support vast resources that should have gone into people's lives and bellies and homes and so forth into this horrible military business because they're terrified of being attacked well right on topic with the korea crisis showing no sign of abating sophie shevardnadze a bit later today talks to a former u.s. governor about the ups and downs of donald trump's and his six months now in the white house. i think it be a big mistake to do a military strike with north korea because we've got treaty relationships we've got thirty thousand american troops in south korea fifty thousand in japan and they'd be vulnerable twenty five million south koreans in seoul just the brushfire now we've got to deal with the north koreans having an i.c.b.m.
that hits united states we shouldn't let that happen but i think the answer is diplomacy the answer is a six party countries that it cleared russia you know in my view i think it's very important to have military advisors at the highest level of a cabinet but you know i'm a little concerned when the secretary of defense is a military person that actual security advisors a military person secretary of homeland security is a military person you know i think military persons for very good but you know there has to be a balance and i think the president is abdicating some of his diplomatic leadership . a little bit too much in my view. just often on seven say monday morning here in moscow about his going ok so far of
a change in iran the world what want to come with me kevin owen after the break we're talking about the iraqi city of mosul that's now been declared pretty much free for myself this comedy huge cost details ahead. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around corporate corporations run washington washington media the media the. voters elected to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done for. the wealthy areas of the italy going bust and we should save them because they're going. well again the social bank. they have already printed fifteen
sixteen trillion dollars to bail out their friends their oligarchs friends during since two thousand and eight and they signal to the marketplace that we've got another fifteen sixteen seventeen trillion dollars to print to make as many errors as you want keep making bad loans keep borrowing money at zero percent interest rate to buy assets of precious. paintings and shadows doesn't make any of the. iraqi prime ministers trouble to the city of mosul to declare victory over islamic state now that the terror groups form a strongholds be recaptured pms convoy traveling through mosul were in this small pocket of militants now remaining there expected to be defeated soon as the new residents in the streets to celebrate the victory already.
i think. this should it. it is. the most success has also been widely celebrated across the media too it is not often on the show that we can break good news about iraq but today is one of those days the country's prime minister arrived in mosul today to declare a great victory as he joined his troops to celebrate in the city they've lost many comrades along the way but today the iraqi security forces were firing their weapons in celebration claiming victory over their right. the iraqi military along with u.s. support launched that campaign to liberate mosul from my celeste october since then when rights groups the very serious concerns about the civilian casualties being caused by the coalition forces.
every. human rights watch told us more about the price paid by civilians for mosul's liberation now. operation to retake mosul particularly believe the end of the city that's been raging february has come at an incredibly high cost we've seen much of the west of the city completely destroyed by ground fire and by airstrikes and we've seen a mass spike in civilian casualties thousands of civilians being wounded and being killed in the fighting so sold in the city has really paid
a price for this operation. we were calling particularly on the u.s. led coalition to take more care in the way that it is conducting its bombing campaign and securely the types and sizes of bombs that excusing to drop because of these large balls that are being dropped more and more frequently we've seen a massive increase in civilian casualties on the ground. unfortunately the general feeling among the coalition and the iraqi government is that because the momentum to finish the operation has been on their side they've wanted to use all means to get it done as quickly as possible and as a result we haven't seen them willing to for example take certain types of weapons completely off the table so as to better protect civilians. and cern's are that with these civilian casualties we don't see accountability we don't see
american commanders taking responsibility and we don't see compensation for the victims. next former national intelligence director james clapper says the u.s. media is being tricked into publishing fake news followed me here its ultimate word and most n.b.c. said they received information about a story this is spread to the brain forged a new suit explains. at first glance it was just unbelievably red hot. if by any chance this document is real it is so sensitive so classified that i cannot show it to you that it's actually with just a cli difficult to validate something like this first things first kudos to rachel maddow for spotting red flags in that apparently fake documents and questioning the source this fight the potentially explosive headline let's just say it took quite a while for many in the mainstream media to do this but two former officials knowledgeable about the situation tell c.n.n.
sources familiar with the matter tell you. what you have sources are telling you on the condition of anonymity sources oh because they're hiding behind this and they can now do you see us doing things does that mean that you're just going to attack sources to be exact over six months of nonstop coverage alleging trump russia collusion based on unnamed sources anonymous officials are leaked but unverified documents many of which turn out to be inaccurate or simply false according to meto someone out there is on a mission to discredit journalists one way to stab in the heart aggressive american reporting on that subject is to lay traps for american journalists who are reporting on it tricked news organizations into reporting what appears to be evidence of what happened and then after the fact blow that reporting up and who would be so evil as to leave behind a trail of bread crumbs just to trick news organizations i don't know the source of this document or no but it is what i've read in the media but that's certainly
within the realm of possibility that it came from the russian there you have it it's been russia all along has been fueling these to be news reports about themselves case solved i can't wrap my brain around exactly how this this exactly would feed into a pro russian approach narrative to submit forged documents let you say that they got forged documents let's assume. that's true ascertain that ascertain the source of them and then you have a story that's what they shoot should do rather than engaging in cheesy speculation which is unworthy of first grade journalism nobody knows where it came from nobody even knows if it's true it's it's just absurd it's like look do your homework research this stuff and get back to us if it's true then and then put up the evidence and let's talk about it and discuss it like reasonable people until then please just be quiet i'll leave you without thought thanks play with us this
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the st john ambulance but the job of the gang was to provide first aid ambulance. for the general public but in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight the u.k. labor government decided to compete with private charities explicitly telling the british people that a new universal. health care system would not be a charity it would in effect be socialism what do we owe to socialism in this country. every single one of you in this room at some point has benefited from the principles of the national health service free at the point of use as a human right. the free market capitalist economy of the united states has forty million people without access to health care and the rest have to pay a great deal for it where did those ideas come from did they come from some benign very wealthy person or worth a yes the dreams of people who saw their mothers dying in power.