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john oliver of r t america is this. we are apparently better than. the sea people you've never heard of. jack the. president of the world bank. seriously send us an e-mail. you would read a. little. north korea is an option as he prepares to meet with his military officials up to pyongyang says that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. russian foreign ministry slums u.s. searches of russian diplomatic site says quote an illegal diabolical circus in san francisco and washington was shut down on the state department's. review of the week islamic state leaves behind a booby trapped ghost town after driven out of tal afar by the iraqi army we'll bring you an exclusive report.
good evening to you watching the weekly here on r.t. international. tensions on the north korean peninsula are ratcheting up with pyongyang announcing that it's conducted a successful test donald trump has hinted that a u.s. strike on the north is possible. president we would check the work for you. from scotland comes as the u.s. president prepares for a meeting with his military officials earlier trumpet tweeted the only force will work with pyongyang and it all comes after north korean state t.v. announced the country had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that announcement was made after an earthquake measuring around six
on the richter scale was detected in north korea took place in the country's north eastern province and was felt in neighboring china and russia it politics has more on the latest escalation over the korean peninsula this is north korea's first nuclear test during the trumpet ministration the last one came in september twenty sixth and here's some of the rhetoric from president trump that preceded the latest test they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen north korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like your day shouldn't ever have been in trouble in this world. and this man will not get away with what he's doing really well meanwhile donald trump ascends another tweet north korea has conducted a major nuclear test their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the united states meanwhile the u.s. down south korea have been carrying out military drills across the peninsula and
japanese fighter planes have also been flying overhead much to the annoyance of p.r.n. young and south korea has also stratton's escalation. we decided to discuss with the u.s. the deployment of the most powerful strategic assets of the american military that would enable us to neutralize north korea's nuclear facility and missiles and sure will strike capability. for me while china and russia have both condemned the latest nuclear test but moscow is emphasizing that the time is now for negotiations and to return to dialogue rather. the military escalation plan and believe that the only way forward is through dialogue talking about the situation in korea as opposed to anything else we discussed the escalation of tensions with independent asia strategist andrew k.p. learn key believes the u.s. administration's approach is partly to blame for the volatile situation on the korean peninsula what the last korean war of course because the war would mean the
demise of their with gene what they want is. cars assurance are of the regions the ability of the united states trunk and the destruction of believes that be the solution is through military means that's the only tool in the in the work kit and it hasn't proved to be successful is the lot of even warsaw and theory but i don't think it's going to solve the problem as has been demonstrated i think the time for coercion is over i've got to move on to the korean peninsula stability pact involving all the countries in the region that perhaps should course make sure that there is that the on all sides and of course would americans to tune down but all of the rhetoric now but also the true exercises and a lot of threats. because this is the. washington is demanding moscow selfie three diplomatic properties recently shut down by the u.s.
state department that's according to russia's foreign ministry staff were blocked from accessing the buildings of russia's consulate in san francisco and trade mission in washington this video you can see now is from inside the trade missions premises minutes before it was closed down as you can say pretty much cleared out there and to shelves and corridors the diplomatic staff were given very short notice to do all this and they were given just thirty six hours to clear out the site. the searches in san francisco were conducted not only on the premises of the diplomatic site but also in the apartments of staff members and their families or sco slam the move was a deeply hostile act aimed at undermining u.s. russian relations with more on that is artie's nigeria today. what we do have is a number of videos to show the facility in san francisco when the inspection took
place and you can see from one of the videos that the security officials were actually searching the apartments for the residence still in there the trade facility in washington is also being searched and the head of the trade commission has told journalists that who feels that the searches are a take over. we are witnessing an example of vandalism in international relations it's another. russian group which. we haven't been expecting so she wanted gas. to stupid am local time the u.s. doesn't think we have to go magic immunity anymore there's also been other reactions and we had reaction from the russian foreign ministry the spokes person there has slammed the search and i'll read this out to you as a diabolical circus that's illegal and pointless and we just have to take note here that the diplomats and their families only had two days to vacate their properties there now if we look at the reasons the u.s.
has stated that this is a response to russia's decision to reduce the size of the u.s. mission in russia back in july twenty seventh team we've also had a reaction from the russian foreign minister himself so good i've spoken out about the decision to close the facilities is also said that russia is not the instigator of those moves measures or the sanctions or it was not russia it was started by the u.s. administrator with the only purpose of us russian relations completely u.s. we're not seeking conflict with this going through always been friendly towards the american people and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know it takes two to tango. american partners will break down. time after time so as you can see the relations between the u.s. and russia are still pretty tense. the u.s. state department says that the searches are legal claiming diplomatic immunity is revoked following any closure however the vienna convention states community
remains in place until diplomatic staff leave the country. vienna convention on diplomatic relations article twenty two point one the premises of the mission shall be inviolable the agents of the receiving states may not enter them except with the consent of the head of the mission. article thirty nine point two when the functions of a person enjoying privileges and immunities have come to an end such privileges and immunities shall normally cease at the moment when he leaves the country thing international lays down very clearly the one nine hundred sixty one fianna convention of to class relations says that any diplomatic and affiliated premises nifong country. and any incursion on that territory is therefore seen as an attack on the country that is hosting that. diplomatic mission so this is breach of all international law that there is some sort of meaningless parade of power by
raising america the big issue here is now that this creates a bad precedent because with this event taking place now in the united states other countries may follow i guess embassies with which they don't have good relations with this is a collapse of the international diplomatic system by what the americans and the u.s. government is trying to do. and other news this week the iraqi government declared the former islamic state stronghold city of tal afar liberated whether little remains of the city aside from the many booby traps left by terrorists it is ranked as the of sent this exclusive report. then the islamiya bahia the islamic state will remain you'll find you like that plastered over the bridges and buildings in tied up frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering
them up what with being busy fighting. was. why the lawyers didn't want them to it i says sure to leave behind plenty of surprises booby traps every red intel a frog they have to turn the city into a sap as nightmare and come in here we were moved multiple times not to touch anything no matter how innocent it might seem for we know behind these. could be explosives booby traps bradman's behind the time even in the right switches. has been one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa and exploded and along with the house they had booby trapped the sofa another example they were explosive to light switches when you turn on their lights the house explodes they were bombs into refrigerators and even the door handles
when you open the door and explodes. i've just come back from tell a fine you can live in a lie down in a bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and wires everywhere we don't touch anything. will do all we can to disarm everything but there is only so much we can do some houses will have to be destroyed. this bomb was intended for others but the planes and helicopters destroyed the roads and i still couldn't get the car bomb out our engineers found it and dismantled it if it had been used it would have done as great damage they disarm the explosive canisters and detonated them in a controlled explosion. iraqi troops wouldn't let us into the center of telephone so it would still far too dangerous but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen
a single civilian most of them ran when you're patootie presented itself as the battle began braving the merciless desert in order to get away before the iraqi military in the u.s. led coalition brits to their right. frog there's the thrill of combat the question of how much of tal afar there be left to come back to more i guys do you have from telephone iraq the u.s. led coalition confirmed this week another sixty one civilians are likely to have been killed by strikes in iraq and syria in the month of july the coalition completed the assessment of thirty seven reports resulting in sixty one unintentional civilian deaths that coalition assesses that sit is more likely than not at least six hundred eighty five civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since the start of operation inherent resolve. meanwhile active
military operations see the backed by all carried out by the us continue in both countries humanitarian organizations have been raising the alarm of the impact on innocent lives but america's defense secretary believes that locals understand why coalition forces are fighting. the good guys. and people on the battlefield know the difference. i saw with my own eyes three houses destroyed in an airstrike isis fighters first went there and run away then the jets bombed where they were seventeen civilians were clear that they would go on the roofs of people's houses and start shooting they wouldn't let people live. with all of the civilians still inside. the planes bombed us heavily this happened in downtown misled and around i saw the slaughtering people many were killed and houses were destroyed. the coalition
shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people were bombed all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in iraq or in an airstrike the u.n. estimates that an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq are every day the situation in the syrian city of rock are mentioned there is of particular concern to the united nations thousands of civilians are still trapped between i saw cruelty and intense coalition strikes or for nicholas j.s. davis who's written extensively on the invasion of iraq suggests the number of civilian deaths there and in neighboring syria much higher than reported. what is coming from the coalition are not in fact estimates of total civilian casualties what they are is a very limited number of individual incidents that have been reported and so
therefore the u.s. so authorities have had to address them and conduct some sort of investigation and this is this is very very limited this is the way the u.s. has conducted warfare true so-called war on terror and it's relied on the media to accept these completely absurd. numbers that it puts out as a serious estimate of the numbers of civilians being killed this is you know this is this is absurd that. no money approval ratings have taken a tumble will explain why after the very.
hundreds of people took to the streets of paris on wednesday to protest against president emanuel micron's new labor law designed to make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers or to do but explains. the demonstrators have come out again in front to show how unhappy they are with emanuel not once one perform the working code they have described emmanuel my own as being a man who only supports business i once took the rights of look at this is what people have been saying to us said that. if you tax work and workers were against it because it has no a show now we can share the work. represents the big boss says
he wants a couple good services social protections and everything achieved by workers agree without something. about ideology to be able to sign. what in fact he wants to get rid of employee protections all together it's a big attack of the hierarchy deals will now take over those are some of the reasons why the demonstrators hate feel so passionately against these reforms to the working code but not everybody is unhappy with the plans to reform the working so take front forms that suggest it will mean that in four years we'll have more ability to hire and fire people to negotiate over salary in terms of additional hours that people work and that's why the head of the employers federation has actually come out not just in support of this reform but is actually emanuel not
going to go all in when he introduces that working reform some people have described this as being a bellwether for my presidency because this is his first major attempt to pass a big piece of legislation hearing fronts but recesses have failed to see. will be able despite his continuing plunging popularity in the polls in the polls to. able to pressure this reform through and to appease the french people charlotte devinsky r.t. paris well as micro moves to reshape the economy the latest polls show that he's losing popularity you can see it's dropped to just forty percent micron's spokesman however close the president will quote transform the country other presidents have fared a lot better at the same points in their careers over take a look nicolas sarkozy as you can see there had a sixty nine percent approval rating if you francois long do was known as mr
unpopular there fifty four percent approval rating much higher than me while some of accuse the new french president of arrogance in light of some of the things that he's been saying on the world stage. we have absolutely different positions to vladimir putin i act france will not pass on any he is ready to follow us and then we will have some progress on syria. i can't really imagine calling anyone other than himself and i think they have different views of their political views i can't even imagine something or that would actually work i. think because. the international stage is not really cool you know also i am the one obliged to
speak to enter one every ten days. here but maybe the problem take i don't think it's a smart move by michael i guess that's like the new thing nowadays to have no experience and think there's a everything you think. i know coming up. you know the news this week the f.b.i. denied a freedom of information request to release files relating to hillary clinton's e-mails it claims that there's a lack of public interest for such a disclosure to be made we go to santiago as a story new york attorney tie club injury has been waiting for more than a year for the f.b.i. to fulfill his freedom of information requests and reveal the files on hillary clinton's e-mails only to get this response not sufficiently demonstrated that the
public's interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject . well whatever the of the i think the public certainly made its interest in the e-mails loud and clear these are the three questions that are coming out of that timeline that continue to drive the story i'm sorry when you use a private e-mail on a private server your privacy rights are out the window when you're the secretary of state of the united states of america you don't have privacy anymore she chose to do that because on her and i personally would like to know in a way it reminds me of the nixon tapes shouldn't go away on the substance and voters do care about their enough all that fuss was being made while clinton was still running for the presidency but perhaps now the emails won't be as damaging especially given that clinton insists there was nothing classified in the first let me say that i am confident that i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received there was nothing marked classified
on my e-mails either send or receive only problem for her is that's not true it seems that you never sent or received in the classified information over her private e-mail was true. our investigation found that there was classified information so it was not true just weeks before the of the ice said there is nothing in clinton's e-mails the public needs to know a federal judge ruled that the state department should do more to investigate its servers for clinton's messages related to the tragic been guys the attack which left several u.s. officials dead that decision was welcomed by judicial watch this major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the benghazi scandal and hillary clinton's involvement in it as we approach the attacks fifth anniversary yet still be a vi keeps silent insisting there is insufficient proof of public interest to more conditions also mentioned by the agency earlier this year they said they are ready to release the records if mrs clinton agrees to the least of the information or
passes away we've got francis and jago r.t. . twitter has blocked an arctic council as part of a special project telling the story of the russian revolution through real time tweeting the account use the u.k. foreign offices logo as it was giving the british reaction to events in nineteen seventeen wiki leaks founder julian assange has reacted to twitter's decision accusing the u.k. government of putting pressure on the social media platform if you is a look at our project. have you ever dreamed of time travel party brings you a digital time machine that takes you back to nine hundred seventy the year of the russian revolution we looked at the revolutions and scenery and wondered what if twitter existed a hundred years ago. so we set up dozens of real twitter accounts in the names of historic figures from vladimir lenin to the russian emperor then from factory
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a few is calling it a formidable work the creation of an entire virtual world indeed it is and an ambitious attempt to create a new genre as well as rave reviews the project's also attracted a large online following and this includes renowned journalists also popular accounts that the british library in total are project has more than one hundred thousand followers there are even more tweets when it comes to featuring the hash tag nine hundred seventeen live the project's tweets to be seen by more than twenty five million people. deputy head of social media says it's pretty disappointing the account was shut down without even discussing the issue first with r.t. . we wanted to give voice to all sides of those events that is why we decided to create the current of the british embassy into description it's clearly stated that it is the columns of the united kingdom in the russian empire which no longer exists by the time they count was suspended it had over three
thousand followers and they had the party social media over across here tried to contact the actual u.k. embassy in russia but there was no reaction whatsoever it is very sad that the u.k. for enough has decided to shut down the account with dogs even. to contact its creators we knew this is going to happen didn't you characters within the project itself reacted to the accounts closure finally someone shut down accounts of imperialist u.k. oh did foreign office close it whatever. should better suspend bolsheviks propaganda and ban lenin first who were in the war on social media then on battlefield. ok enjoyed that up about with the latest news headlines and often.
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