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iraqi officials investigate reports of islamic state fighters being executed not a human rights watch called for a probe into a series of disturbing videos emerging online. a recent poll reveals americans now see north korea as the biggest threat to u.s. security and we look at how much blame can be attributed to the media. the german interior minister proposes tightening potential rioters following the violence seen at the un t g twenty protest encumbered last week. and a ban on pork on kindergarten menus is stirring controversy in austria.
this is the news at the top of the awful lot here international here in moscow thank you for joining us partridge. alarming videos have emerged online allegedly showing iraqi troops beating and brutally executing detainees in mosul baghdad officials have launched an investigation after condemnation from human rights groups and the warning you may find some of the following images disturbing. let me i wish i knew right now ends with sol just trying a suspected jihadist off an embankment then the soldiers shoot the man after he hits the ground human rights watch told us they were able to confirm that the location of this video is in mosul. but we were able to verify the images taken in the videos with satellite imagery to show that they are fact around the areas of mosul that they appear to be in. we don't really have much information about the videos in particular but they do match pieces that we've been documenting
for many months now of actually do show executions by iraqi security forces both federal police forces as well as the popular mobilization forces there are really many many cases iraqi soldiers executing suspected isis militants torturing and abusing family members of suspected isis militants so sadly i have to say that these are not new or surprising. well these latest allegations come just days after another rights group amnesty international blamed the u.s. led coalition for thousands of civilian deaths during the battle for mosul it said the coalition's actions may amount to war crimes and u.s. state department spokesperson was grilled on this issue on says day it seems to be and this is not just something that unique to this administration but for many over the course of the last four or five thought of instructions going to amnesty or
another human rights group comes out with a report on a country that you don't like if they like north korea or syria you're and they don't consult those governments when they do this from which you guys accepted you know and you even talk about it and praise the reports from from from the podium and say this is you know we can't relate to chemical weapons in syria but when they come out with a report that is in a country that is a madman i have to say we want is that on that report like hartmann of the families puts together a very thorough humanitarian excuse me a very thorough civilian casualty list this is not a case does not a situation where you accept reports that if you like the results but do not accept them as i'm not going to characterize it that way at all ok i think we've been over that now we have repeatedly raise our concerns with the u.s. government in the great compound operations including foreign something else really for example about the very many abuses that we are continuing to document iraqi
government sources i should say that the interior ministry in iraq has promised the investigate these particular reveals just that they promise to investigate prior videos showing severe abuses by iraqi government forces or pledge to date we have never see the iraqi government actually hold any soldiers accountable for these abuses that are being documented what would really be best is for an iraqi government and the syrian government to ratify the world statute and during the i.c.c. so that we can bring. to what international tribunal the mistreatment of anybody never just even if they are isis fighters they should not be why we have international laws that are going to separate us from isis that's why we can say the international better than isis because we don't do. well with islamic state losing ground in both iraq and syria it's not only foreign fighters who've been
fleeing the former strongholds but also women who became the wives of the terrorists is the second part of their testimonies about what life is like inside i'm still the first part is on our website and page. we heard. about and there were a lot of horrors in places where women live kids had rashes lice and when they got sick they didn't get treatment those places in iraq are like real presents and it was absolutely disgusting to be there one woman had contractions so she went to the chief and said them the woman was a lady knocking at our door and crying for help but most of them i kicked her out saying that she wants to sleep and shouted i wish she were all dead but the woman went into the garden bleeding and stayed there until morning no one paid any attention to her in the morning has found her lying in the garden and walked by as if nothing happened as if she was just a dog if wives were treated this way others weren't even seen as human beings. at
least that i still find so separated girls from married women and from slightly lots of attention was paid to the girls men brought the make up just to sell them for fifteen thousand dollars virgins were sold for thirty thousand some girls managed to escape to rock those who helped them were killed. my husband told me there is no release of the year no lor and that we must return home so we started planning how to escape. a little bought a ticket if in fact i knew what i saw was like i would never have gone and joined my husband there. for him and not my husband and i made a huge mistake when we came here and thank god we escape. the
majority of americans now view north korea as the greatest threat to u.s. national security even more than islamic state that's according to a new poll that comes after pyongyang's latest ballistic missile test. caleb maupin reports from the streets of new york when asked about what was the greatest foreign threat to the united states forty percent of americans was to north korea now that's not really surprising given all the talk there's been in the media about the danger posed by kim and his friends. with the united states north korean dictator kim jong un threatens the united states with nuclear weapons and tensions are really inching to the point of war so how much are americans really in danger from north korea their closest neighbor south korea says that intelligence shows that north korea really doesn't have the capability to carry out an intercontinental ballistic missile strike considering how north korea does not have any testing facilities for reentry technology the agency believes north korea has not yet secured that technology yet north korea is still listed is the greatest
threat greater than i still and that's despite the growing threat of radicalization and homegrown terror recently described by homeland security the number of post nine eleven homegrown terror plots in the united states has served so many aspects of this terrorist thing obviously you have the homegrown terrorist i don't know how to stop that i don't know how to detect that so why are people so afraid of north korea we decided to find out the greatest foreign threat to the united states. everything. everything and while the group north korea churning with its career russia chinese isis russia iran or saudi arabia and iraq the relationship between a troll been and putin china russia korea why do you think korea is a threat. well it's pretty obvious they want to annihilate us right they have a very. hostile dictator it's very offensive towards united states it is to the whole thing without a warm beer as they have the missile and they tested it and. it's scary
you know i don't know i mean are they really a threat are they will what are they really are are they really going to shoot over missiles i mean if we're going to have a nuclear holocaust i think that's a little bit much you know but i don't know if north korea is a as big of a threat as we're being as being perceived i don't feel that that they're amman and thread i think that they can start something however that can spike up globally what makes north korea a greater threat than i so. i don't know that's a good it's a great question i would think there undertook to build what they're both unpredictable and i think they have the ability of the atomic weapon i think right now isis is more of a threat the north korea but again and maybe ten fifteen years down the road north korea could be more of a threat i think it's a genuine threat if you like the media's hyping threats about north korea is a big time big time i mean i mean i just i think that it's so it's it's fear mongering you sit down and you watch fox news m s n b c don't be all it's more
entertainment now it's more they just want to keep you glued to the t.v. screen to see what's going to happen next is up to maybe a typing anything they can hype in order to get people to watch at this point u.s. president franklin delano roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and perhaps the most dangerous fears are those that are manufactured and not based on credible threats they will mop and r.t. new york. whereas look at where the north korea's nuclear program. really is as dangerous as the media seems to make it out to be north korea claims it has a number of nuclear warheads estimated to be ten but pyongyang doesn't yet have any missiles capable of sending a warhead over a launch distance the furthest they've landed a test missile is nine hundred thirty kilometers which falls well short of reaching the u.s. this all means that in effect north korea has no active strategic nuclear forces investigative journalist tim shahrukh believes the media is scaremongering the
united states public has been has been subject to a massive propaganda campaign war is you know coming tomorrow to korea the idea that somehow north korea is more of a danger though you know comes from this propaganda that north korea's aiming is building weapons in an offensive way and this is trying wants to attack the united states and then north korea's developments of weapons or aimed right at the rate at all our cities and they are ready at any moment to attack us there is no background at all explaining to people you know how we got here what the role the united states has been in this crisis what can be done to get out of it it's all just scaremongering basis. violent protests mark the recent g. twenty summit in hamburg cannot jamey's interior minister thomaston as the areas proposing to attack potential riot has in the hope of preventing
a repeat of the situation room it is you'd be prevented from reaching demonstrations we should make them report to the police at specific times or if necessary. well the anti g twenty rally and how both sounded relatively peacefully with activists marching through the streets chanting slogans and holding banners however in the evening violent confrontations erupted involving the police. well we electronically tags proposed for potential rioters can already be ordered by the courts in certain situations they usually take the form of ankle monitors and the most commonly used on people under curfew or those released early from
prison tagging is also used in health care to help keep track of people with dementia but professor van apart spared from dresden university of technology believes such measures would be completely ineffective at stopping riots ceases vamose is more symbolic in basically helpless measures announced by the government or by others in germany these are the season eruptions of violence which are due to some problems we have mystically grown under the present law it seems not to be legal it is close to make changes last week not lead to the decider and see we have hit such tax or its long lease who delivers the list got rid of sand so this is more or less as the ball is in our own cement without any effective misanthropes.
now turkey has begun a week long commemorations for the failed coup that took place exactly one year ago and these are live pictures you can see thousands of people marching from neighborhoods in. down vote the iconic motors bridge turkey suffered the bloodiest curator and it is history over two hundred fifty people were killed more than two thousand injured by elements of the military to launch operations in major cities to try to topple governments with soldiers on times on the streets of istanbul they were mad spy accounts of protesters and the oil soldiers and the attempt was quickly subdued. austrians are divided after pool is taken off school menus more on that after the short break. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling
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back if a child in the austrian city of salzburg is feeling partial for some pork at lunch time they're going to be disappointed assets off the menu in fact it's been missing from it for five years but it's come to light in the last week the parents fault or request with the mayor's office they were told the decision was made on health grounds but also to meet the needs of muslim children. parents in austria have got beef with the authorities often pork was given the chop from kid to go up and it's been missing for menus for five years but now it's been spotted all strains your interests. you are over it your thirty's claim children simply prefer chicken and carrots the dish was drab due to health reasons among other things the needs of muslim children that's one line this left the non-sweet all sour taste in parents
mouths and those polled say they now strongly oppose the decision. despite the mayor's claim there's been no official decree is still new some of finding difficult to digest. well we had reaction about this issue from christian and now from the chamber of commerce in vienna and mohammed at the ramadan foundation i cannot really see a reason why the mayor of of salts work is denying austrian children access to normal austrian pork dishes pork dishes are part of our culture if somebody wants to live here actually they should respect our culture it's a treat from the far right who perpetuated this thing about muslims being outside is you know getting preferential treatment i don't support i second you know i'm not criticizing them for having a good thought you know i'm trying to be inclusive but i think you can't be inclusive if you exclude a particular community the one side who things we should proceed were kind of for
peace and strategy to accommodate muslims in europe and to make sure that the feel like at home and others who think wait wait a minute this is europe this is our country these are our countries we're not muslims we want to keep our identity so this is part of a major political conflict muslims are not alien to societies that are early to germany or france or the united kingdom or russia and anybody who tries to divide communities anybody tries to perpetuate this hatred inherent hatred that we see i think should be called off or is it's racism and xenophobia against community there isn't the strategy of the muslims is took out call any criticism on them islamophobia and now especially left wing politicians mr very much afraid of of being called islamophobia of course you're a austria switzerland you know we are seen an inherently anti muslim agenda
in those spaces the rights of muslims are being taken away the freedoms of muslims are being taken away and yet still we have people out there suggesting the same are muslims again preferential treatment. it's an absolute lardy and should be called off for what it is. french president emanuel trying to wow his guest donald trump at this year's bastille day parade he got a marching band to balance out a punchy rendition of french group doth punks hit get lucky don't do that less than impressed by. her. works.
well thomas behavior has sometimes triggered waves of indignation both in the media and among the public some commentators think it may have contributed to the fall of his approval ratings yet many of his key policies are not only popular but also similar to those of pretty decisive bamma his ratings at the start of his presidency were sky high well i mean that of their looks at why the two office each so differently. according to a recent poll president trump's approval ratings are low really low but it seems that people don't so much just like him as a president as much as they just don't like him as a person sixty five percent of those who disapprove of trump said it was because of his personality while only sixteen percent objected to his policies ok trump is undeniably a one of a kind president who has said and done some awkward things i think by single greatest asset any assets i have is by temperament you know just i just.
really rich history i'm like a smart person i think i'm much more humble than you would understand. if you compare term to his predecessor barack obama the figures were almost the exact opposite at the beginning of obama's first term sixty five percent disliked his policies while fourteen percent didn't care for his character a large portion of america really fell in love with who he was. in my first term we ended the war in iraq. in my second term i will win the war on christmas. you pretty tough guy are you a tough guy you look like you're pretty tough and and so you just got to keep on going. the way. but for often being perceived as polar opposites the two actually have a number of political moves in common i wonder members trump's controversial travel ban that affected people from seven muslim majority countries while the obama
administration deemed the same states as areas of concern and put travel restrictions on their citizens and some of the rhetoric we've seen from both presence is shockingly similar take their stances on america's place in the global arena. that though i'm out of america's allies could result the political just remember that lies at the heart of someone else's civil war we cannot be a policeman of the world and of course those promises to help out the average joe. we're going to bring back made in the u.s. and we're going have a lot of jobs come back we're going to have a lot of jobs made in america hopeful trend they're bringing jobs back from overseas as for trump the analysis of that gallup poll functions off with a rather somber prognosis for him there izing that unless the president changes his unique style his numbers will continue to plummet it seems in this case everyone is judging this book by its cover jochum book r.t. washington d.c. . final rehearsals for one of the world's top shows have taken place just outside
moscow and here are some details of the day. some of the finest aerobatic pilots from russia more than twenty other countries are taking part in this year's max air show as i'll show off dead evel schools in a series of hair raising displays they're flying state of the on jets and choppers as well as putting u.s. croft and combat systems to the test and make sure you check in for all the action live on when the show officially opens and choose day. next on c.n.n. a national a german investigation questions why some of the country's foreign policy decisions come from washington and on air in the u.k.
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