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human rights watch says the iraqi military is holding at least a hundred and seventy families in a defacto detention camp over that alleged links to islamic state fighters. a much anticipated meeting between the u.s. and french president is underway at least said hollis where the pair will hold a joint press conference later. and america is hoping to sell its new f. thirty five fighter jets to germany despite increasing concern that the back home about readiness and colossal costs.
we're watching are to international live from our moscow studio with me in a day or two to welcome to the program. a standoff between human rights groups and the u.s. led coalition over the liberation of the iraqi city of mosul is heating up after amnesty international accused the bloc of being responsible for mass civilian casualties during the battle to retake the city from islamic state a senior coalition military commander slammed the allegations the iraqi security forces have put the safety of civilians is the absolute centerpiece of the liberation of the city in providing support to the iraqi security forces we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that when we strike we only kill the enemy. of my children were killed in fighting between iraqi forces and nice will i blew a six years old when my youngest girl was five this year my elder daughter also died she was seventeen she was killed by now strike. by using explosive weapons
with wide area effects and disproportionate air strikes and does lead populated areas the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces fail to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground. during the operation in mosul u.s. led forces hit the city with unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons are highly imprecise and according to human rights watch their use in heavily populated areas can be unlawfully indiscriminate the coalition also deployed white phosphorus which is not designed to be used against human targets security analyst charles schumer says the use of white phosphorous is in a tightly packed city like mosul is illegal if these weapons such as white phosphorus or. tools such as white phosphorus are used as weapons in civilian areas it is likely to constitute a war crime in any case because you're using a weapon that is an incendiary against civilians or in
a way that is reckless as to whether civilians are endangered and therefore it will be court considered like this because it is a disproportionate use of that tall as a weapon the obligation legally is to use weapons in a proportionate matter to minimize the risk as fast as possible to civilians but what we see again and again isn't just the use of heavy weapons such as a five hundred thousand pound two hundred fifty five hundred kilo weight bombs and so on being used heavy weapons from aircraft largely indiscriminate unguided weapons such as rocket launchers such as artillery and mortars these can be quite accurate but many of them on not we saw a precision weapons being used by the americans a couple of months ago that the target was to kill to isis snipers and yet one hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in that attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has released a new report accusing iraqi security forces of collectively punishing civilians the
ngos says at least one hundred seventy families with alleged links to i still are being held in a defacto detention camp these people were reportedly violent up from across iraq at least ten women and children are thought to have died i thought on their way to the camp or after arriving however the iraqi military claims the facility is a rehabilitation center in that civilians will be screened and released if it's found they have no connection to terrorists my colleague spoke with human rights watch researcher. i had the opportunity to visit this town only two days ago and i can tell you it's. bleak also no humanitarian services and you know hundreds of families so we have no understanding of how long they're going to be there and why you're essentially being held prisoner there's a comply with international law. absolutely not for one thing people
displaced have the right to free movement big get to decide where they go on forms of force displacement are indeed a war crime and i have whole idea of collective punishment punishing a woman for being the wife of a fighter or punishing children for being the children of a fighter that is an absolute violation of international law which does not allow you to punish people for something they did not do the entire occupy iraq the operation would not be happening without the support of the u.s. led coalition and coolish and forces you have a significant level of obligation to make sure that this operation is conducted in line with international law and when we are facing such a grave violation of international law absolutely coalition partners have an obligation to be weighing in and to be saying to the iraqis this is unacceptable and we need to see swift action to unravel these developments. the u.s. military has warned the iraqi government about the possible reemergence of an
upgraded version of islamic state following the tyrant group's defeat in mosul caleb maupin has. making sure that i still doesn't set up shop again might be just as hard as getting rid of it in the first place amal everyone is celebrating the liberation of mosul a top u.s. commander in iraq says to be aware of isis two point zero if we keep isis two point zero from the iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different so what exactly should the iraqi government do differently any advice i think the primary condition that caused the rise of isis was the fact that a significant portion of the iraqi population this case the sunni's disaffected the iraqis have to make sure after isis is defeated that all iraqis government in baghdad is their government so sectarian violence is the main destabilizing factor
now didn't everything start to go wrong a few years back after a certain little military intervention you know iraq invasion one point zero the consequence was that if we were trying to rehabilitate the country for those elements we're trying to rid. terry of violence and that is what we did not foresee so after reducing a formerly stable country to over a decade and a half of chaos the usa now warns baghdad that it better start building bridges and enforcing reconciliation the usa for its part intends to stay the iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the u.s. forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of isis our government is equally interested in that as are several coalition governments have expressed an interest in joining in that effort so all of this help with sectarian violence the violence in iraq and syria has only made the long standing feud between the sunni and the shia worst. on top of that you have the kurds and their upcoming
independence referendum a lot of this sounds like shutting the barn door after the horse has already bolted it's almost like a case of national and we forget what happened in two thousand and three when president bush said mission accomplished we've done everything we need to do a great victory the reality is that just created the problems that we're still fighting today so the idea that we're going to do the same thing which is to defeat so-called enemy there and then remain indefinitely in somehow the result will be different i think it is an absolute fantasy so we won't necessarily turn iraq into switzerland if we leave but it's inevitable but that somehow the iraqis will have to solve their own problems in one way or the other so stay or go it looks like either way the united states will have to make the best of a bad choice mop and art see new york. french president emanuel micron has welcomed donald trump in paris they'll reveal
details of the talks at a joint press conference later before attending but still tape right on friday in fact the official reception started not pounds but. in which contains the tomb of some of france's greatest war heroes that didn't go unnoticed on social media saying the building is when napoleon is laid to rest think and many claim seemed to basing his presidency on trump is in paris for a two day official visit and my disagreements with his french counterparts. i have friends are going to france to live friends and all of that any more they're not going to he said i wouldn't go to france france no longer france france is no longer friends this is all the. president trouble there's appears to celebrate best deal day the president is scheduled to visit paris president heads to paris.
a spot of wining and dining as micron is poised to take up the eiffel tower for a red and blue lobster dinner. meanwhile some are seeing the upcoming meeting as a battle between two superheroes so we hit the streets of paris to find out what people think about the two men suppose it's secret powers. the point. he's welcome to construct for captain orange and super villain. you don't need to. be super michael run. do you know just really useful stuff don't bother to put oneself it is a pistol you can go through it flowers and say good sophie maybe peter many pets their money usually love their way on the visual they. like this well yeah. but you mentioned young push him down. do.
you shoot the book was to come superman. comics that get you in the book ok michael ok just like you know you know came out compote. the pentagon has briefed the german military on its new f. thirty five fighter jet but lynn is considering potential replacements for its aging tornados. examines what the f. thirty five would make a good substitute. after the five was meant to be the ultimate aircraft the swiss army knife fighter jets ready and equipped for everything the project has been years in the making worked on by the brightest minds from all over the globe and has cost billions and billions of dollars.
looks awesome right well the creation of this jack of all trades plane has been a bumpy road the project has seen numerous drafts due to various issues including having the blueprints stolen at one point and the budget has expanded over time as well nearly doubling the initial figure thirty five program programs record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy that his experience issues with cost is going to become completely the affordable aircraft deliveries amount to no more than a mere trickle relative to the original promises of the program what's going to happen with that airplane is it's going to die a slow when i get to his and so what is so great about the f. thirty five it must be perfect for air combat well now according to a report released by the department of defense it displays objectionable or on
acceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch persuasion accuracy. i'm given no only if the target is clearly marked and undefended the department of defense says the f. thirty five will be forced to fly much closer to the ground to engage targets and those will likely need to be only lightly defended ones at most well at least it must be great for a pilot to fly wrong again. i . took a last try has it been a good value well now it's been dubbed the most expensive plane anywhere ever i think you know the answer i know its production costs could yet again up another seven percent hitting four hundred six point five billion dollars just for a bit of perspective belgium's entire g.d.p.
in two thousand and fifteen was four hundred and fifty four billion dollars so with all of that in mind you think the project might have been reconsidered already i think the united states government is to fall too far along with the f. thirty five just to abandon it at this point you have other governments now that have committed in there whether nato and nato. committed to the thirty it's now become a project that's too big to fail but surely when so much money has been thrown at it there must be something to be proud of so what is it good it's not good at anything. turkey can fly at least a little bit about something jacqueline r.t. washington d.c. he's the operations to fail which aimed at stopping human trafficking in the mediterranean has failed according to a new report that story and much of this break. it's.
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stock them selves using that externally cheap money thanks to the low low low interest rates of banks like bank of japan. welcome back to the program in the mission to stop human trafficking in the mediterranean encrease deaths at sea has failed according to a new report the house of lords committee in the u.k. has concluded the operation last in twenty fifteen failed to achieve its objective and should now be scrapped it also found that irregular migration has increased as have the number of deaths during attempted crossings while smugglers have adopted the methods we talked to one of those behind the report by a son to them who is the chair of the external affairs subcommittee. i think the committee's mandate was to look at whether operations of he had worked we've come
to the conclusion obvious that you know we need to carry on saving lives but do we need to use the vessels that we're currently using they're expensive have they deterred smugglers know maybe there are more appropriate vessels that can be used i don't coordinate a better coordinated response the migrant crisis has not decreased but what's happened of course is that was with intervened through operation severe with very sophisticated naval vessels these smugglers have decided to transfer their people the trafficked people into less safe vessels and so they're taking them in these dignities and then take them thirty kilometers away from libyan shores and then just leave them there and of course that's extremely dangerous. the report also states muddling networks can only be effectively for what if the situation in libya stabilized however considering three rival governments are currently
competing for power there that's all but impossible we need to look at the problem at source we need to look at the start of the pipeline rather than by the time the people have come to libya and are then getting into these and see where the vessels and trying to cross the mediterranean this is a a problem for all of europe it is dealt with with a coalition of partners all working together but we also have to be able to work with the libyan government and at this moment in time we don't have a libyan government that we can constructively work with. the u.s. tested its fired missile defense system on tuesday by shooting down a simulated target over the pacific washington says it's the first time ever an intermediate range ballistic missile has been successfully hey. the type similar to those apparently being developed by north korea parts of the american anti-missile
system have already been installed in south korea meanwhile pyongyang threatened to turn us into a pile of ash that's if washington tries to use military force to stop its nuclear program although the u.s. trial was planned months ago it's being seen as a response to north korea's latest missile test earlier this month. after that test president trump expressed his dissatisfaction with china for not putting more pressure on north korea. looks at how washington is trying to lean all the way general powers. even before the eleven missile tests north korea conducted this year the u.s. has long demanded beijing to do more to curb pyongyang's nuclear program this rhetoric even got a term of its own the china responsibility theory which angered beijing. don't change usually conjunction or is neither a full good points of contradictions over the issue nor a driving force behind the current escalation of tensions on the peninsula if china
is striving to put out the fire while the other is a fueling the flame how can china's efforts achieve expected outcomes how can the tension be eased to be fair china is only major diplomatic ally and key economic partner so makes sense for the u.s. and others to urge beijing to use its leverage on north korea china and other regional partners should also step their efforts to help the security situation we need to work together to deal with some of the pressing difficult issues such as the threat from north korea but is it fair to expect beijing to ease tensions on the peninsula while washington spends the crisis by flexing its military muscles in the region every chance it gets. on top of that we are talking about trump. two politicians who have little to agree
on except maybe their desire for attention we're going to beat these aliens because we've got the biggest military you want to see what. you are what. this baby's of a. china understands what the pyongyang government actually thinks that came junk government thinks they believe that nuclear weapons are absolutely essential for their own security the u.s. government carries out war exercises simulating the destruction of north korea twice a year they just did a nuclear bomb dropping drill the chinese never had the ability to tell north korea what to do donald trump either did not understand this another words of failure on his part to actually understand the relationship or he was just trying to do arm twisting against china but we can see now from china's statement that they have run out of patience that they consider it to be an abrogation of u.s. responsibility to find a way to come to
a solution in the korean crisis bear in mind that north korea also said its ruling to return to the negotiating table if the u.s. is willing to meet the hermit state half way namely to stop large scale joint military exercises with south korea and this is how the u.s. responded you know that has to be me or sation the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table and is so instead of the china responsibility theory perhaps washington should stop provoking north korea and take heed of the chinese proverb don't fan the flames support the fire. following the donald trump e-mail scandal claims of alleged russia contusion american topping the news agenda so much so that one of the president's advisers kellyanne conway decided to spell it out plain and simple to americans. just to help all the people at home what's the conclusion collusion no we don't have that yet i see illusion and the losers were clear everyone forwards
conclusion collusion no illusion delusion yes. however viewers haven't quite embraced to conway's clarity instead turning into internet means one user suggested she's being held captive by the u.s. president or that she should have held up the final result of the twenty six thousand election while another one thought it was like being taught by a kindergarten teacher. the panorama paper scandal which exposed the shady offshore accounts of the world's movers and shakers was a big headache for pakistan's prime minister but following a court case he was cleared of any wrongdoing in april however he's back in the dark following a new twist involving his daughter's apparent lack of computer skills.
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and the optimism and self obsession of the millennial yes my fellow middle to late thirty somethings and i will officially go down in history as the very last generation to have an analog childhood yes we didn't have the internet and smartphones and i pads there was no streaming or netflix no amazon nor was there any google growing up without the internet of things gives one an awesome perspective on just how important and powerful a tool of communication and freedom the internet truly is this is why you'll see many is xeni a lot in the streets and online this twelfth of july protesting the f.c.c. and u.s. governments recent push to roll back the rules of met. and the. you know as c.n.n. b.b.c. and other news outlets are reporting anywhere from fifty to eighty thousand websites are protesting f.c.c. chairman pi's move to dismantle the regulations put in place under the obama administration that force internet service providers to treat all internet traffic
equal or as a libya salon writes in the guardian whether that's an e-mail from your mother an episode of house of cards on netflix or a bank transfer means that cable i have species i has comcast a.t.m. t. or verizon don't get to choose which data is more quickly and which sites get blocked or throttled based on which content providers pay a premium the forty four year old pi clearly not as evil but definitely a government bureaucrat and more importantly former lawyer for telecom giant horizon is strongly against the regulations and has called the concerns that inspired them hypothetical harms and hysterical prophecies of doing so with netflix amazon facebook and thousands upon thousands of others protesting in pa in the telecom boys standing firm there is nothing neutral.