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this. better than. the see heard of. the world bank. washington says all diplomatic solutions to the crisis on the korean peninsula have been exhausted that dismisses russia and china suggestion as insulting and fails to propose any alternative. i. also to come breaking the blockade residents of syria celebrate on the streets as government forces move in to liberate the city has been besieged by islamic state for three years and tens of thousands of mostly. asian countries the minority community struggles against violent state oppression.
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good evening welcome and watching the international u.s. envoy to the united nations says that washington's patience with north korea is not unlimited and that p.r. nyang it pays to be begging for war nikki haley made the comments during an emergency security council meeting earlier that appeared to end in deadlock is the u.s. dismissed possible plans for deescalating the crisis with more details we can speak with. him washington keeping across events there good evening what was there what else was said during the security council matey. well once again the u.s. has threatened north korea with war saying that came jungmann is begging for a war let's let's take
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a look. to the members of the security council i must say enough is enough nuclear powers understand their responsibilities kim jong un shows no such understanding his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for a war. war is never something the united states wants we don't want it now but our country's patience is not unlimited. what we've heard from hailey is nothing new actually only yesterday the u.s. defense secretary jim matta said that washington will use any means necessary to defend itself from north korea washington has been threatening military action for weeks and the rhetoric rhetoric has been growing stronger and stronger since the beginning of august when trump a threat and d.p. r. k. with fire and fury thankfully it doesn't go beyond threats but at the same time
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washington hasn't really proposed a viable solution except for sanctions which hasn't been effective russia and china however have been calling for north korea to return to dialogue a comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula can be arrived at so me through political and diplomatic channels we reiterate our readiness to help this process via the implementation of the initiative proposed by russia and china. a comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula can be arrived at slowly through political and diplomatic channels we reiterate our reading this to help the process by the implementation of the initiative proposed by russia and china china and russia have proposed an initiative for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula it is practical and feasible and aimed at easing the tensions and
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preventing further escalation. moscow and beijing has proposed a road map for settling the crisis calling for a freeze on north korea's nuclear tests and. south u.s. and south korea's drills that the double freeze and mission of for north korea has been proposed by china and russia which would require north korea to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and in return the u.s. and south korea would stop their military drills this is a move that washington considers to be offensive the idea that some have suggested a so-called freeze for free is insulting. so it looks like for now the situation is in deadlock at least until washington decides that the rights and sanctions are counterproductive ok thanks a smear that was a smear
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a con for us in washington where we can discuss this a bit to you because we're joined now by ron mason he said and it is an international relations from the university of east anglia. good evening she welcome to r.t. what did you make of response to the russian and chinese initiative the so-called two track solution saying that it was offensive. well i think that that's fairly understandable given that the u.s. position is certainly not warm which allows for north korean provocations to be placed in the same context as. military training drew and diplomatic pressure applied by the u.s. and its allies so nikki haley for example certainly can't accept a situation where north korea nuclear test missile tests are effectively understood and recognised by the international community as being equivalent to us japanese
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south korean or australian drills which relate to the security of the korean peninsula do you think they're going to find some sort of middle ground at this meeting because it does seem like it is in stalemate in a moment because on one hand you've got the u.s. and you have china and russia the way forward here. well i think it's unlikely. that for there to be a sudden breakthrough again given the both the regional balance of power and the regional rivalry involved u.s. relations with both russia and china obviously not particularly close and they're essentially in rival relationships with both of those states in the east asia region so whilst both china and russia would like to see north korea deescalate its activities neither side of those great powers are willing to do so at the cost of
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effectively facilitating u.s. foreign policy and the reverse is also absolutely the case so it's hard to see really unless in the longer term the u.s. china and russia have a strategic plan to for example. economically in some respects liberalize north korea and to take advantage of resources in north korea and somehow if. of political science neo colonial lies that potential left that would take place in the short term it's difficult to see a way forward or a means of an opening that would allow that breakthrough to take place in washington again threatened sort of military action action in the sense that saying you know we are getting closer to this point what is what are the chances that they will actually do that considering the consequences that could happen. well absolutely i mean as you point out the consequences are pretty dire so again
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any military action would would only come i think either in response to an actual military attack by north korea we have to bear in mind that for all its testing of both nuclear and missile capabilities there has not been an attempt by north korea to strike japan to strike south korea or to strike previously threatened the waters around guava so unless north korea were to up its level of provocation to that actual military engagement i think it's unlikely that the u.s. and their allies would risk. an actual conflict which would cost thousands of lives and obviously potentially extremely damaging politically and to the greater stability of the region in ok look we're going to have to leave it there will we've run out of time but nice to tilt you that was dr r. mace an expert on international relations from the university of east anglia thank
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you. and other news tonight syrian government forces are said to be close to liberating the city of the zor which has been under siege by islamic state for three years we received exclusive video of the battle for a key time during the operation. thank you for. that. government forces can be seen far in rockets here and advancing with tanks and helicopters pushing islamic state backed will getting closer to zero and if you can see on the map here the syrian army is now only a few kilometers away from the reserve or they have secured a route to attack the terrorist controlled part of the city government forces have been advancing rapidly and they've gained eight kilometers in the last twenty four hours securing strategic positions along the way russian fighter jets supporting government forces have destroyed tanks and armored vehicles and seventy terrorists
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being killed with more details now he's. there as or is the city that has been able to survive a total siege by islamic state for some three years and that means that the only way to deliver food medicine there is air drops that also means constant fear of either being shelled by islamic state or being captured by eisel fighters and right now it looks like the sea is closer to being broken than ever before at least according to the news that we're getting from the syrian government the army are claiming that they are now approaching the city journalists have been able to contact the governor of their resort and he claims that within the next forty eight hours or so the syrian army will be able to enter the city of the errors or and of course in this case the government is really determined they're
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confident and no wonder the locals are celebrating we've already received the first pictures of that but here's something for you to understand the suffering that they've been through in these three years of siege. of the navy as isis terrorists traded our house my thirteen year old cousin was staying with us i had her in a water tank so that the terrorists didn't take her as a slave it was obvious that. the situation in their resort is catastrophic terrorist from iraq execute civilians in the streets and leave bodies lying there for up to five days i secretly drove my sons out of the city otherwise isis militants would recruit them by force inject psychotropic substances used in the suicide bombs well actually the area around it is not the last islamic state stronghold in syria but you cannot underestimate the strategic importance of this area if it happens if its state gets kicked out of the province that means
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essentially that said for their fighters in iraq the de. facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to run and here's the russian defense minister with more on that. today there was to teach. which i would call a priority because these feces have been courageously defending it for years now well food medicine and whipping up to them the liberation of the city would be a point in the defeat of isis and so it is getting more evident that the joint efforts by the russian military their air force and the syrian government troops have really taken their toll on islamic state fighters and the area we've put together a reminder of the latest successful military ops airstrikes and advancements in the last few weeks.
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so let's wait for more news from the day or a store front line at least if we are to believe the syrian army we are going to get them very very soon but we also discussed the future of the war in syria with middle east expert. oh i think it's an exciting poignant moment a real turning point in what we've we've known until this point in the last six years as the syrian war i think come once. the city is taken and the surrounding region is flushed out of isis fighters we can start to really talk about the end of
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the war and a new chapter for possibly restoring peace in the country i think western media will play up. the u.s. backed victory in iraq. but not report so heavily on the defeat of ice will in in in in because you know it's mixed it's a hugely significant fall because the last staging post now or for this terror organization there are no other huge cities or major towns so now the question is you know what will be the second stage of the of the syrian war will we see a problem now with syrian government forces on their allies like russia has blood and americans in syria. now with the world cup on the horizon for russia the focus is on fan safety in germany's national football team has criticised a group of its own supporters after they shouted now it's a chance during
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a world cup qualifier game with more his peter all of. outrageous scenes from sections of the travelling support on friday night as germany beat the czech republic to one in prague in the stands well some of their fans decided that they were going to make some wholly inappropriate chants we understand that there were nazi chants heard from the crowd from sections there well this is upsetting for a number of reasons they also whistled during a minute's silence that was held in memorial to to check officials who had died just recently and it was also the seventy eighth anniversary of the nazi invasion of poland this was deemed wholly unacceptable by the german team came low the german head coach said that they've brought shame on our country it's a really angry reaction from the german team to this incident but this isn't the only incident of its kind regarding football just last month was uncovered that
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a website sells what's called fan wear at times unofficial products supposed to be worn by fans but some of the t. shirts that they were turning out well they made reference to the nazi invasion of the soviet union during world war two now r.t. reached out to fee for a statement on this for has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and has mechanisms in place to ensure that the atmosphere in the stadiums is one of celebration and respect with such symbols and messages are considered discriminatory and will not be tolerated inside the stadiums but ahead of the world cup there's been a lot of talk about fun safety fun security but most of the talk particularly here in europe is focused on. homegrown hooligans those that may be in russia with a lot less focus falling on those that perhaps may be planning to travel to russia for the tournament but we can tell you that since that story broke about the online
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store selling you think the highly controversial t. shirts have now disappeared from that site but going to take a quick break will be back in two minutes. manufacture consent to public wealth. when the closest project. we can all middle of the room.
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again that whole most ninety thousand range of muslims have fled the southeast asian country of maine ma fearing fall into oppression by authorities over a million muslims doing live in the mainly put his country mean modest a fact a leader was once hailed a hero but she's now facing mounting criticism the story his media chewed. what attributes do you think of when you envisage the ideal leader maybe
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a symbol of groundbreaking political revolution obviously a person who holds the interests of the people or do you visualize an individual hailed by the media as a hero she was an inspiration during the country's revolution in the eighty's and even won the nobel peace prize as well as a u.s. congress tional golden medal the leader of the southeast asian states of myanmar on sun tsu cheek as. witness to history. three to six. leaders talk. doesn't this sound like democratic perfection but sadly reality is far from perfect while the leader revels in glory the country is home to what the u.n. calls the most persecuted minority in the world the ranger a muslim community of more than a million people the minimal government doesn't recognize them as citizens of the
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country effectively making them illegal immigrants last year a series of brutal attacks were launched against the community after it clashed with police as the minority desperately tried to draw the authorities attention to their horrific plight since then more than a thousand civilians have been killed and more than twenty thousand internally displaced government forces have also been accused of wide scale human rights violations osten rape and murder. was. the military destroyed everything after killing somebody of the military burned their houses and shops now there's a danger to our survival that's why we. all i got the handy little model i can still hear their screams and my heart and my ears we are really scared we don't
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feel safe now very secure and as we heard the sounds from here in there the worst security even when we eat i know my heart is beating so fast. the gun lobby the light off to my husband who was killed i had no option but to run for my children's lives we spent two nights in the house and sneaks past the border my children haven't had any food yet and they keep crying we only got ten because people from the camp gave us the bus for. refugees coming across the border they're coming across the border bullet wounds was shrapnel wounds quite clearly this is a scorched earth offensive by the burmese military the government has to stop this offensive it has to. basically allow humanitarian assistance and also the
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journalists into this area we have to actually see what's happened because quite clearly human rights violations have taken place but the leader is not only making no attempt to stop the violence against the persecuted minority she has made the situation even worse by posting hateful content online one comment declares that revenge a makeshift army is a terrorist organization by the oppressed muslim minority fights to survive critics warn the west old favorite on sun suit she is doing everything but trying to resolve this deepening crisis if you're issued a report a movie spoke with the president of the burmese ranger organization in the u.k. and he believes the international community does need to act immediately. crisis is growing and there is no food nor shelter nor many thing you know what's happening right now again for people with general thought if the diary killings involve
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whereby mr military is continuing with in ten days right now to protect the lives of life on international community we need international community effort to action to stop these must pressure to military and. the leader adolfo through g. . now just three weeks before germany's federal election chancellor merkel does look as strong as ever according to the latest poll she got the better of her main rival martin shots in a live t.v. debate relations with turkey and the european migrant crisis dominated the face to face. we always stressed that we need to find a common european solution according to the dublin convention they should stay with a first arrived and so they are not allowed to come to germany and those states couldn't manage the flow i think they should have asked our neighbors for help in dealing with the refugee crisis so i definitely wouldn't say that everything back
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in twenty fifteen was done right but. i see this completely differently and i know that mr schultz also knows that this is not right. in two thousand and fifteen we all knew that we've got a big problem here but still we all european states couldn't find any consensus on a solution to the refugee issue i acknowledged that i think the decision was right . for our kids with their four hundred seats and it's really hard now with the behavior of the turkish president who imprisons people systematically and if i become chancellor i will not only cancel the agreement with turkey but also stop short on turkey joining the e.u. because turkey has crossed all red lines waves of refugees have been hitting i was not for a couple of days but for months. and felt that turkey is distancing itself from all democratic norms that are grads taking pace there would be nothing worse than if we said we're stopping unilaterally all turks with turkey on joining the e.u.
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and we don't have any majority for that in the european union but the election on september twenty fourth will decide whether merkel remains in office for a fourth consecutive term and she brought some for the alternative for germany party thinks is actually no one to challenge her. i wanted to show you a broad sheet from berlin that says it was more a duet that had. both an agreement on many points and many or many christians it's a choice between skill and corrupt as if you ask me they don't see shultz as the ill try to if they really don't i mean he had a furious start at the beginning of the year he was confirmed by. the party meeting with one hundred percent of all social democrats but ever since then it's being constantly going down the social democrats and berlin at least while the capital city of germany a down to twenty percent twenty percent it is not that machall is convincing
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