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live. live. r.t. visits a russian family who claim to recognize a relative in a video filmed by our pruitt an orphanage and back at. present from says us weapons are locked and loaded for north korea that's after he doubled down on his fire and few weeks against the country break we the people the work force that's different wasn't good enough maybe it wasn't just a. new report shows top e.u. officials racked up enormous bills on their luxuries foreign trips and twenty sixty paid for by none other than european taxpayers we spoke to the author of the study
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. thanks for tuning in you're watching r t international it's seven in the evening here in moscow with you now is and these two top story now children are already being recognized thanks to our special campaign to find relatives of orphans in war torn iraq but receiving calls and e-mails from people who think they know the kids films at an orphanage in by our crew now on the screen you can see the e-mail address where you can contact us if you have any more information. these russian speaking children have reportedly been taken to the country by parents who joined a sonic state after we filmed them in baghdad we posted the footage on our social media pages and it was shared by the head of russia's chechen republic. of and it didn't take long to get a response here you can see some of the comments were posted online one woman called contacted us from darkest on our crew went there to talk to her.
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the show. though. the old. things the boy in the video is her nephew ali she contacted us and sent us the following photo you have reports from dagestan where he's trying to find relatives of other children. a number of families have contacted on claiming that among the children we filmed that that baghdad orphanage they recognize their loved ones their relatives among them is one woman who claims that little. nephew she sent a picture and while it isn't definitive proof the resemblance is certainly striking
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she says that parents his mother and his father packed up one day and left claiming that they were going to moscow for work and taking the family they took the kids only to call later and say that they were in. turkey that was a while ago after that they are presumed to have crossed the border either into syria or into iraq and joined isis. you may hear. later mother called the family from iraq she said that her husband father had been killed in fighting and that she was now alone with the children she also had
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a newborn to take care of she sent a picture you can see the isis flag in the top right corner nobody has heard from her since that was ten months ago but her relatives say hope dies last. let me give you do you want. you didn't. really. hear that actually. you know the. night he will sit there. you know the near future who. there are potentially hundreds of children with russian origins in iraq's orphanages the children of isis fighters living together with the children of isis
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victims life for them there isn't going to be easy with that sort of stigma which is why our team has decided to help we're meeting with a number of families here in dagestan relatives who claim to have recognized the children in those orphanages in order to reunite as many of these orphans with their families as possible. while three other children could soon be reunited with their families and everything goes well we can show you a picture of seoul tom murat on the right just next to a boy from the video we've got of from his aunt his story is strikingly similar to ali's their fathers are said to have been killed and the last time saw tons mother contact of this family was about ten months ago and these two girls might well turn out to be sisters had and fatima were given this picture from one of their distant relatives who were told their mother and father fled to turkey along with them
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about two years ago we reportedly to join i saw their relatives that lost contact with the family we're still searching for more children who became orphans in iraq and trying to find their relatives back home if you have any information please contact us at this e-mail address you can see below. u.s. weapons are locked and loaded donald trump has tweeted in his latest warning to north korea that's after the president refused to back down on his threat to bring fire and fury to pyongyang and made global calls for the escalation our reports from washington on his comments of threatening fire and fury against north korea were called into question trump hit back saying maybe they in fact weren't tough enough break lee the people that would course think that statement was too tough maybe it
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wasn't tough enough. make it work threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world just never see now when asked what could be tougher than fire and fury gave the sinister response of and you'll see leaving everyone frightened that physical action could be the next step in this war of words also warn people that they be sorry if they even considered attacking the u.s. or any of its allies if. north korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack. of anybody that we love or we represent to or allies or us they could be very very nervous i'll tell you what they should be very dubious because things will happen to them like they never thought possible north korea better get their act together where they're going to be in trouble like few days
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should ever have been in trouble now such statements as these coming from the president have been slammed by a number of american senators who see them as reckless causing significantly more harm than good prison trump is not helping the situation with he's been best to comments. we need to be firm and deliberate with north korea but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep america safe i think it was just the wrong message and elevated the situation rather than showing the international community that there is hope for a diplomatic solution unfortunately it is unlikely that those words will trump however meaning the possibility of a democratic resolution that is slipping away seemingly pushing the world closer and closer to the edge of war north korea and its turn slam trauma's comment that's nonsense he went on to say no serious dialogue is possible with a u.s. president who had described as a guide the raft of reason earlier claimed that it was preparing plans to fire four missiles near the u.s.
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pacific territory of guam. now russia's foreign minister has just said that the risk of the u.s. north korean tensions turning into war as high artie's has more sergey lavrov has said that nothing can be decided through war and that in the case of north korea a potential military conflict can be enormously dangerous you should. think that the risks of very high especially considering the writs route there are a direct threat of force with us six to difference matus once again stating to be a huge number of casualties i think when the foot is brewing the first step back from the danger learned should be taken by the stronger and small to. the russian foreign minister here was referring to the statements by the secretary of defense just to remind you we heard mr mattis warning pyongyang against the actions that could quote lead to the destruction of its people so what was a part of
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a warning get he still said these words out loud at the structure of a nation so things are getting asked serious as they can ever get now in the meantime some of america's main allies in europe the likes of the u.k. and germany they're calling on the american president to deescalate the tensions in agel merkel once again stressed the urgent importance of a diplomatic solution in this conflict. the escalation in breath rick certainly doesn't solve the problem i don't see the solution to the conflict right now and i don't think the escalation of breath very instant right approach so we may read into donald trump's tweets as many times as we want but we cannot still say for sure what is definitely on his mind the question is right now which voices will affect his decision making most and perhaps doubt well we'll find out very very soon and china meanwhile has come. fire and theory remarks beijing won the us
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president against playing with fire over north korea and said any accidental spark or trigger a conflict what's more chinese state media reports the country will protect a north korean regime if the u.s. decides to strike first the possibility of military confrontation is causing a split among america's allies in the pacific australia says it will stand shoulder to shoulder with washington but new zealand says is not ready to support any aggressive military action we stand folded to shoulder with the united states the ends this treaty means that if america was attacked we will come to their right if a stranger is attacked the americans will come to our right we are joined at the hip the american alliance is the bedrock of our national security committing to an aggressive response no while encouraging all involved to avoid ischl a should is not a position we want to take we spoke to a former u.s.
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ambassador to the u.n. who says that such threats put trump on the same level as north korea's leader i don't see the plus in these threats were we getting something in return from these president's threats i don't see it i've never seen the tension so high in the korean peninsula i'm extremely concerned i hope the president's advisors rein him in general kelly you know the new chief of staff he's got to tell the president you can't conduct foreign policy the way you're doing with words with fiery words exchanges stooping to the level of kim jong moon in the north koreans who generate this rhetoric almost every day but this rhetoric has gotten a lot more intense also from the north korean side well chum's turn a phrase when it comes to north korea hasn't gone unnoticed on social media what twenty years it is getting the impression the president's becoming more like a character from a popular t.v. series kim often has more. when donald trump threaten north korea with fire and
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fury everyone online apparently had the same thought game of thrones. they will be met with five years of. life the world has never seen. now arguably the only other world leader whose tirade sound as much like a fantasy villains is kim jong un so we decided to go out and give americans on the street a little quiz we'll give them the quote and they tell us was it was it kim jong un or was it game of thrones the days are gone forever when our enemies could blackmail us came with their own game of thrones. game of thrones out. donald trump game of thrones that's kim jong un ok all right. i tried you know as many people as i can you never know which one you'll need. non-neutral also
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donald trump donald trump donald trump game of thrones you're correct that is game of yes ok all right our military will be given the resources that it's brave warriors richly deserve. control than game of thrones. donald trump you're right that's donald trump i will not allow the mistakes of the recent decades to define the course of our future. home game of thrones donald trump donald trump i'm just going to go with donald trump again that's correct and you're right you're right we can keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including them within our striking range game of their own. game with their own skin can john is correct your enemies steals and murders your children. kim jong un donald trump be. game of thrones game of thrones coming true that's game of thrones . it's been revealed to lead to splashing taxpayer cash on luxury trips that story
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and more after a short break. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of
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the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest race in truth to stand out of the news business is just the dance the right questions to be and the right answers. question. welcome back and private jets and lavish hotels are not just a reserve of the rich and famous these days knew they were these details covering just the first two months of twenty sixteen show commissioners racked up hefty bills on foreign jaunts but it has as usual left to be picked up by taxpayers.
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visits to observe by john the first visits to your country to our meetings today encounter with foreign minister discussion good discussions on a range of issues a wide stranger of issues and also talked a lot. of european commission presiding over is not a group of technocrats but it's composed of politicians this is not a commission that would promote the virtues of a foolish and blowing policy. but it's not only about money. even if he doesn't it's. it doesn't play a minor role. the luxury is lifestyles of officials who are only exposed after
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campaigners waged a three year battle for the release of travel expense records we spoke to the spanish transparency and geo access info which person obtained the documents they say they've only scratched the surface. hundred twenty request is made freedom of information access to documents requests was actually for the whole year of twenty sixteen however the commission decided unilaterally to only release information at this point for january and february twenty sixth they felt that it was an advantage to bed and it was disproportionate to release information for the whole year now that doesn't seem to make sense given that they also have this information passed on to the auditor's and to the parliament so if the data is already collected and is made available to those. institutions then why can't it be made public more generally. and you spokespersons defended the travel expenses but critics say sometimes it's difficult to see where there is value for money be the
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european commission we and the like national government don't own an airplane and do not have the capability to therefore it's just our own plane that's why we have to park. in that plane whenever there is no other civility oh that you need for in a commercial flight would not be viable because of the then the constraints of the petition or because of security reasons often really people go on these expensive trips and then they just come out with fairly innocuous and statements at the end of them that they really achieve much less the company benefits from face to face meetings are so you know it's good that there is a focus on those problems in armenia and azerbaijan but really the hasn't been much progress for a long time now given they all spending taxpayers' money they ought to try and get those places as cheaply as possible within reason and if you look at for example it's a mr young because trips are right there are several direct flights from brussels to write every single day on
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a normal schedule their lines say why couldn't they have called on those normal slice instead of booking this private jet. i german journalist has found herself make a menu as opposed to report. on it that's after she claimed in an interview german media is biased towards the government and its coverage off the refugee crisis claudia's zimmerman said journalists are instructed to report in a pro-government way when it comes to the migrant crisis that relation was made back in january twenty sixth interview about the cologne sex tax that she gave to the dutch radio station later she was asked to apologize for highlighting negative sides of merkel's welcoming policy our sister channel r.t. deutsch spoke exclusively to the journalist and the middle of this controversy. journalists tend to support chancellor merkel's refugee policy throughout the media not just at the channel i work for some journalists including me trying to preach more critical stories but they were not approved that's why i spoke out stories that failed to welcome or support this policy are being blocked honestly at first i
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did not understand the situation the whole situation that occurred because of this as a channel there was a lot of damage to public field i cooperated and did everything possible to minimize the damage to our t.v. channel i'm officially not fired just don't approve my pitches my stories haven't changed yet but it suddenly turned out there i'm not trustworthy any more. i report published in june this year claims media outlets are closing their eyes to the concerns and fears of the german population which we guard to the country's migration policy claudius a man claims there are topics journalists want to cover but are simply not allowed to. i would wish to many more colleagues there to do more critical coverage the pressure comes from to top down i know from some colleagues that there are certain topics which you would like to cover but these topics were not approved because you
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were too critical because they don't fit to forment of do program i think it's significant it would be significant for journalism in germany. wildfires in italy have torn their way forward thousands of hector's so far this year that's partly due to a record breaking heat wave but as our europe correspondent kate partridge explains there are more sinister reasons too. as temperatures soar across southern europe wildfires have become common particularly in italy. but the sheer number of forest fires has raised suspicions and police have discovered that many fires are less acts of god than acts of some very desperate men and the courses themselves are eyebrow raising in sicily fifteen volunteer policemen have been arrested for either starting or reporting fires so they could earn an extra ten euros an hour for putting them out while suspicions were raised when the number of fires went up from the usually volunteer number of forty to one
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hundred twenty the alleged ringleader a man known as hddvd is even under house arrest as he apparently constant his practice of driving to an area and sparking up while police indeed say he is one twisted firestarter he said he wanted to set of a bomb to take the money available if the emergency vehicles needed to be repaired another scandal like the fires has also spread to rome where two hundred hectares of a nature reserve have gone up in flames and so apparently has the reputation of a former t.v. director the local media writing the investigation is part of a racket who started the fires to intimidate a group of transvestite prostitutes working in the area to make them pay their protection money where he was found with a flyer in one hand and a lighter in the other one could perhaps say the evidence against him is incendiary . r.t. america spoke exclusively to musician and paying floyd co-founder roger waters one
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of the topics discussed was the current frenzy over fake news here's a sneak preview of the interview you can watch on a full r.t. america has you tube channel. that is where we're living now where we're propaganda is more important than fact it's far more a book and is a huge news story about this whole thing about free. people just stood. there truths facts for loss of free knowledge is tree education none of these things for import in order to pretend you know position of power you need to be really good at propaganda you need to be really good at telling big lie often and loud and the last thing that you will or in the mainstream major is anybody shining actual real life to. keep across what's happening around the world today at r.t. dot com and on our social media pages to my colleague new harvard will be joining
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you in about half an hour's time with more news of the day. we go. every. according.
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