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from desperation to liberation hope for syrians and. works to repel islamic state from the city. video. concern the confusion over the korean crisis with. the united states strategy with both preparing joint military drills. the head of the libyan national. helping or hindering. conflict. dealing with transporting arms. unfortunately some libyan parties. this is supporting terrorism instead of fighting
the conditions inside the city are dire after years of terrorist oppression basic necessities including food are scarce and the un's humanitarian agency is concerned that vital medical help is not getting through right now the only way to get emergency supplies to civilians is through air drops more details from. it's not the mariana trench or an active volcano but still one of the least accessible places on our planet syria's dear resort a city that's been completely encircled by islamic state for some three years thank you. although it almost seems impossible but the only way to get into the city is by plane but it means risking your life one r.t. contributor did just that getting exclusive access to the neighborhood of besieged
a resort right here just hundreds of meters from the front line at first glance these exclusive pictures seem they could be from any middle east city but that's far from that here's what locals who have gotten used to going to that are out of a job that there was. simply. many of them are going mortars left shelling craters rubble blood on the ground you can find scenes like this all over war torn syria but here in des resorts the disaster is totally and escapable the city completely cut off there's been times which have been very dire but has said local support has been key especially to the tribes in the division they have been key to holding out and at the moment it's very similar and drops are happening and
people forget that the siege has been very difficult for the deescalation zone has helped the situation and there is or as well see these parachutes that's food inessentials being delivered today resorts basically the only way possible you don't have to be you an expert to realize how bad things are when it comes to the. water and food situation here when you're inside the city the camera doesn't lie about the consequences of the siege the u.n. estimated some ninety thousand people remain trapped and today we can't tell how many are left but they're still there hoping to forget what it's like to have islamic state as their only neighbors. america's sent a quote resolute and balanced message over the crosses on the korean peninsula recorded in south korea's vice foreign minister but that seems to contradict earlier statements from seoul that were critical of washington from spawn's to the north korean missile threat. before donald trump even taking office he already laid
out a clear strategy for dealing with threats to america we are totally predictable we tell everything we're sending troops we tell them we're sending something else we have a news conference we have to be predictable well south korea washington's key partner in asia didn't bank on the tactic also being used on them we think that now with the american government has moved from the strategic patience of obama administration into strategic confusion well here's where that confusion might be coming from let's see if we can follow the trump team's statements over the course of about a week they will be met with fire and fury and i think the american sleep well tonight no concerns about this. rhetoric over the last few days frankly the people who would question think that statement was too maybe it wasn't tough
enough this president will no longer put up with a piece of what he loves a peaceful solution better than president trump that i can tell you we continue to be interested in finding the word to. you following these mixed messages from washington the unpredictable has certainly happened the tensions have now got p.r. yang in seoul somewhat agreeing with each other the u.s. should first show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash. our government will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the korean peninsula and when it comes to the question of whether or not the united states wants to resolve the korean nuclear issue peacefully seoul says that it is on the same team as washington the south korean government and the u.s. government don't have a different position on the peaceful resolution of the crisis in south korea really be sure given that it's rather unclear what exactly trump really wants this is
because there is no policy. this is because trump doesn't sit down with his cabinet and say ok let's strategize. for the contingencies that we've guy and then once we've got this this policy then we are way to that policy and our public our public statements reflect that that doesn't go on i mean the president makes this statement and he doesn't consult anybody does more than anybody and then you do catch up. with the secretary of state trying to settle nerves and of course the defense department gets jealous and the state department this is what happens when nobody's in control you have to wonder if south korea isn't starting to get just a little bit annoyed after all their lives hang in the balance as the white house
wordgames continue to look mop and r.t. new york. meanwhile north korea has backed away from an early a threat to strike at american targets saying it's willing to wait but the u.s. is now planning a joint military exercise with south korea former pentagon official michael maloof thinks these drills will further aggravate the situation on the peninsula. there is going to be an impending south korean u.s. military exercise within the next week or so of south korea if south korea is sincere maybe they should postpone the as a signal to north korea that they are sincere about deescalating tensions on the peninsula i haven't heard that yet and and what i'm concerned about is if they proceed with that those military exercises there will be yet another catalyst for kim jong un to start rattling the sabers again. charges of the exploding the help and hindrance of forward states in the conflict that's plaguing
his country meantime general khalifa haftar has been visiting moscow has been speaking exclusively to us. russia is a friendly state to us we have long term historical relations and we have fully and in detail describe to russia what is going on in our country we trust each other and conceal nothing we've given full information concerning our political and military spheres i think we have coherence on all issues russia has never refused as its political support it has influence on the international arena that's why we asked them to promote the softening of unjust resolution dollars which were adopted regarding the embargo on supplying arms to libya. italy created a barrier outside its territorial waters to send migrants back to the libyan coast but this is absolutely wrong they want to concentrate all migrants on the libyan coastline this is after all migration and we shouldn't turn it into colonize ation
it would be better to tackle the root of the problem of technical capabilities and borders need to be developed with help from other countries the europeans have to be responsible and participate in meeting the challenge of adequately equipping libyan border guards or if they want to prevent illegal migration they should reduce weapons import constraints italy's dealing with transporting arms via tunisia and l.g. area but unfortunately some libyan parties get these arms of course this is part of increasing pressure on the libyans and this is supporting terrorism instead of fighting it. we conduct business transparently with state to take the initiative france took the initiative to mediate rebuilding our state and to help establish peace and we will work with france using everything we have let italy take the initiative and then we will work with italy we're not biased towards anyone we're not seeking to create problems instead we have conflict in our country and then looking to solve it we also should be able to decisively face aggression against us some may think that libya is weak in that you can slice off
a piece of libya yes we're not strong but we won't give an inch of our national territory. we'd rather die than live in humiliation on our land general after as a powerful figure in libya's ongoing conflict the longtime military veteran took part in the coup the book gadhafi to power then also played a crucial role in toppling him again in twenty eleven samir a car next explains how general haftar forty's way back into libya's political arena after decades of broad. it pivotal figure in shaping the future of libya is a military strongman and previous backer of colonel gadhafi although in two thousand and eleven khalifa star returned from exile to lead rebel forces against national libyan army has the support of some international heavyweights including france a country open to talks with the rival government cars the. western leaders initially celebrated his fall from power and even promised
a brighter future for libya. you would get rid of him you would choose freedom. thank you. the united states is committed to the libyan people you have won your revolution we came we saw that you died and i know what they didn't foresee however was the instability and chaos that continues to plague the country. there are currently three governments simultaneously trying to will libya but that isn't counting tribal leaders and various islamist groups setting up their own to fact the laws of the land it's been six years since made his intervention to oust colonel gadhafi but now it's another military commander emerging as a key player on the political scene the intervention in libya has been an unmitigated disaster in a state of confusion and failed state
status which libya. now possesses all power comes out of the bottle of a gun. has a lot of guns. in his fight against the extreme islamist elements well able to use it we have after all this blood the hope for someone like him to take the reins of power and rebuild their lives. the end state it's come full circle so libya could be about to go full circle with the possibility of a military man once again taking the reins. across the line from free speech to causing offense has really been more fiercely debated than is these days in the united states in fact any words of the story called connotations that might offend a currently in the firing line. political correctness has long been driving people mad people don't want political correctness they're tired of it today talking
points which i've been poll tested and focus group tested and that's what you're saying rather than what's really going on i don't agree that you when you become students at colleges have to be coddled and protected from different points of view and it's cases like this that are giving p.c. a bad name schools in oregon have dropped the word lynch from their names claiming it made some people feel very uncomfortable we have children of color in other cultures and we want to make sure that they're able to cross the threshold of those three spalls and be comfortable within their surroundings but the schools many have nothing to do with the most murders in america they were named after patrick lynch the farmer who donated land for building schools now that his name has been removed perhaps these two should also consider rebranding but it's far from the only case of political correctness running amok in the u.s. the city of bloomington in indiana has renamed two holidays one for fear of
offending one christians the other to keep native americans happy and that north carolina state university teacher reduced students' grades for using words that she deemed sexist like the word mankind no wonder then that some are getting fed up with p.c. this petition jokingly cools on restaurant chain cracker barrel to change its name to cook asian brown so it's not terrific. it's gone it's fifteen thousand signatures so for some at least political correctness is not mad but a barrel of laughs. coming up the years looking for a bit more love these days when preaching the skeptical citizen so to do that they're not giving flowers they're spending a few million euro no less to try to work with them we'll tell you all about the details ahead.
it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. developing story next rushes for more economic development ministers appeared in court in moscow of the charges that he took a two million dollars bribe during the privatization of an oil firm. been across the living area here and brings up speed of what happened in court. well kevin today the defense team asked for the case to be taken back to the prosecutor for reassessment citing an accuracies in the case itself the court has declined this has adjourned the case until the first of september but let me give you a bit of background first about this whole this whole case. was as you say the former russian minister of economic development from twenty thirty to twenty sixteen that is he wasn't till november last year when he was arrested by the
f.s.b. the federal security service on charges of corruption he's accused of receiving a two million dollars bribe to facilitate a deal between two world companies bashing after russia's largest oil company can face up to fifteen years in prison if found guilty due to the gravity of the case and the size of the alleged bribe now of himself. that he considers himself innocent on the ground breaking thing he said today. hearing in the court was that the whole thing was a setup he's accused. the head of. alongside the security service the f.s.b. of effectively framing him and we've got a quote from him here as well he said that the whole case was such up was a provocation in fact by the f.s.b. . this but this led to the un found that i gave corruption.
in disagreement with the allegations and i consider myself innocent so certainly a very serious allegations here from from that he was framed what makes this case particularly headline grabbing in russia of course is that he's actually the first minister of such a level of believe in the history of modern russia to be charged with corruption deed of corruption of such a level so certainly a case that will continue grabbing headlines here in russia and probably abroad as well that case goes on in september will continue to follow the big name as you say done from central moscow. he here was on a costly charm offensive to tackle euro skepticism across the block of spending five nearly three million euros on eighty four projects to do so the money's being spent in several member states with more than half a million going to ten projects in britain alone even though a vote is there of course choose to quit the e.u.
more than a year ago begs the question might it be money down the drain could it be better spent well anyway there's a recent poll out it suggests that over two thirds of people in the u.k. now want to leave while only twenty two would want the government to ignore the results the big vote which is stronger than ever because members of forty eight fifty two split before bureau m.p. nathan gill accuses the you of using taxpayers' money there to try and indoctrinate citizens and in this case it would be a waste of time anyway. you see it as this huge wave of educated populists and the clever and intelligent ones and they know better all that kind of attitude is just going to get them deeper and deeper into trouble this is an opportunity for them to wake up in this and they're not taking it they're trying to reeducate and trying to use our money to indoctrinators into thinking or feeling differently it's not going so well i think the twenty third of june twenty sixth was an opportunity
that was a wake up call for the european union for them to sit up and for them to actually say what do our citizens really warm what do they expect from these institutions and how can we change to make them feel more like like this is a democratic institution as time goes by we're going to see more and more. distrust and more more problems within the european union a lot of it will be of their own making. videos been released of israeli police raiding a hospital in east jerusalem where apparently trying to arrest a palestinian man who'd been critically wounded the actually prevented them from undergo an operation and furthermore medical staff say that resulted in his death witnesses describe what went on. i got a call from security informing me that the police had entered the surgical ward i went up there and said in english you can't be here this is a sterile ward one of them told me there's a wounded man here we want to see. her
eagerly wounded man was brought into our illegally could been hit by bullets he was bleeding happily to doctors decide to take the man to the operating room under stacking floor. there is a mutual pushing and shoving between the young man and the officers were assaulting people in the charm and admissions. for their part that really police denied claims of using excessive force they say in fact they were under attack by local residents at the time of the concrete blocks are being thrown at them we've requested further comment from the israeli police since that video came to light when we hear any more detail we'll let you
know what they have to say about it and most internationals commented though they've condemned the israeli police raids as a ruthless display of force and violence palestinian human rights campaign says such actions are illegal but nonetheless become more frequent of late. is royal as a state is not respecting international humanitarian law this is not the first time that there is that oily army is attacking hospitals and interact of all specters last year they attacked the hospital in hebrew on in order to arrest someone tells today unfortunately the international community are not taking these fail ations seriously so the reaction to such a relation should be more serious by. intermission and unity especially they all end agencies and the international criminal court to open an immediate investigation to find is that i like count a bill because as i said it's not the first time and never ever their international community took any but he yelled measures in order to enforce the royal to avoid to
international low and to stop such practices. because they did militaries be deployed to build tent camps to accommodate a surge in asylum seekers crossing its border the refugees are mostly from haiti of left the u.s. or canada and as are to hell of it she explains next fake news may be one of the reasons behind the spike. the supply containers are down. and the tents are up as the canadian military prepares for more refugees from the us in total over sixty five hundred asylum seekers have made a claim in quebec since the beginning of this year hundreds of who have entered the province illegally in the past few weeks when completed these tents are going to house about five hundred people that's going to be the total at this site but considering that hundreds of people are flooding in for the u.s. each and every day over this border authorities are in a constant search for housing but here to provide. a room not
a room but beds you know it's rudimentary it's not class it's not high class it's not luxury but it's functional fake news sites which many blame for the recent surge of illegal refugees into canada have reportedly promised haitians in the u.s. that canada was automatically accepting them what's app hopes even told them that candidate was paying the bill for all their costs so they're in fortunate that they're getting this information because haitians that are claiming refugee status are getting the exactly the same treatment as a refugee so they have to prove before the courts or they'll have to a well founded fear of persecution and that's not something that's easy to do canada views haiti as a country that is stable and safe in fact canada routinely rejects asylum claims filed by haitians in the first half of two thousand and fifteen only thirty eight percent of asylum claim is from haiti or accepted as for haitians crossing from the u.s. fact is trump simply contemplated suspending the temporary protected status for haitians
in the united states which was implemented in two thousand and ten after a disastrous earthquake in that country nothing has been done about this so far unlike in canada where the moratorium for haitians what's suspended two years ago canada continues surprise itself on welcoming people from all over the world but for illegal immigrants it's not a. simple some would like to think canada will continue to treat these people with dignity and respect chances are that many will be told to go home and that won't be back to the good old us of a i'm alex mileage for america in montreal canada. us marines been preparing for world war three with the help of combat simulator set in an unnamed eastern european country with a russian speaking insurgents trouble is this it was very little resemblance to reality when you look at it.
this is what the three of them will be good. interested in the waters in the. city. and welcome to crossfire all things are considered i'm peter lavelle it was only a matter of time before congressional democrats would attempt to impeach and remove donald trump from the presidency well it's happening at this point it is unlikely this endeavor will succeed but this isn't stopping the never try first.