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president of the world bank. sent us an e-mail. from. washington saying all diplomatic solutions to the crisis on the korean peninsula. dismisses china's suggestions as quote insulting and failed. also. president. government forces move in to liberate the city it's been besieged by islamic state for. tens of thousands of muslims in. asian country as the minority community
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struggles against a violent state oprah. just after nine pm this monday night here in moscow welcome to our international my names you know neal your company our top story. the u.s. envoy to the united nations say yes washington's patients with north korea is not unlimited nikki haley made the comments during an emergency security council meeting earlier it appeared to end in deadlock in the u.s. this miss possible plunks for deescalating the crisis. the u.s. has threatened north korea once again saying that kim jong un is begging for war to
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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 war. war is never something the united states wants we don't want it now but our country's patience is not unlimited ambassador haley's comments are nothing new even yesterday as secretary of defense jim maddest said that the u.s. would use any means necessary to defend itself from north korea the u.s. has been threatening military action for weeks now and the rhetoric has been growing even stronger ever since trump promised to respond to north korea with fire in fury thankfully it doesn't go beyond this exchange of threats however it's worth mentioning that washington is yet to provide a viable solution except for sanctions which have proven to be ineffective for the
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past decade or so russia and china however in contrast have asked for a dialogue with north korea but as a. little bit you know 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. 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 preventing further escalation will russia and china have proposed the double freeze initiative which would require north korea to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in return for the. the u.s. and south korea to stop its military drills this is a move that washington considers to be offensive the idea that some have suggested
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a so-called freeze for free is insulting. when a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an i.c.b.m. pointed at you you do not take steps to lower your guard no one would do that we certainly won't it seems that as of now the situation is in a deadlock at least until the u.s. decides that threats and sanctions are counterproductive to the situation if they ever do. to delve further into this remick a political analyst and author joins me live now on the program very welcome so it does look like there's an impasse over the korean crisis to say the least here what comes next coming be peacefully resolved we must always believe that it can be but this is britain ship of the world it's what we call it seemed to separate is the global rivalry of the big three of russia china and america that seems to be
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getting in the way of this moment we've got the lone wolf of north korea the rest of everyone else needs to be aligned and hunting packs it's through that alarm and through that collaboration then we can see a change in circumstances but it's all getting a little bit too muscular and i think it's a global rivalry that's getting in the way over the line is that why you think washington has been so dismissive then of the plan proposed by russia and china. because it's proposed by russia and china i wonder if that was proposed by germany france and the u.k. whether it would be so dismissive i doubt it there's a big fear is now over what happens next of course how likely is washington to carry out its threat of military action against pyongyang in your view. if you'd also yesterday i was it highly unlikely today i just think unlikely it's dangerous times at the moment however we must always think of common sense will prevail but
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we do need the big three alone and speak with one voice i mean sanctions can have an effect until then let's hope it works do you think the president bellicose twitter rhetoric for example has as worse than this situation fire and fury he said in statements and also on twitter statements like that does not worsen what is happening here of yet to see any one of these twitter messages be a force for good no this is dangerous diplomacy going to hundred forty characters it has no side whatsoever. what about the other nations in all this side korea japan what reaction can we expect from them how alarmed do you think that they are by washington's comments hugely along ten million people living in seoul now the sea is not a great moment for them it's not a great moment for the japanese but let's hope the common sense will prevail the americans with hearing some nikki haley is about as tough as i've heard her i'm not
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sure she can get any tougher i think this is apparently the limit what i'm hoping what i think we'll see is a coming together of russia china united nations and common sense will prevail north korea those sais that it has tested a hydrogen bomb would they use it if they're backed into a corner and see themselves as having no other choice do you think. the first rule of any negotiation is never break your rival your opponent into a corner things become unpredictable and uncontrollable again however. the north koreans are not stupid but they do throw the hand they do play of our hand well in my plate strong this is uncharted territory for everyone i'm not sure we need any more gambling i think we need cool heads and let's remember collaboration is the new leadership it's time for alignment not for more poker play not for more
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muscular activities and certainly no more tweeting the views of political analysts rennick tare all thank you. syrian government forces are said to be close to liberating the city of terrorism work which has been under siege by islamic state for three years we received exclusive video of the battle for a key town during the operation. overman forces can be seen firing rockets advancing with tanks and helicopters pushing islamic state back getting closer to dare is where the relief of the residence is visible. this is where the syrian arab army my god protected them things got to have been liberated and they are sort of it is today is indescribable we have been waiting
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for the army for a long time may god help the army i wish i had come of the people here are exhausted really exhausted residents have suffered for a long time. hopefully the victory will be soon. hopefully coming soon. let's take a look at our news wall here because you can see that the syrian army is now only a few kilometers away from dirs or now they have secured a route to attack the terrorist controlled part of the city government forces have been advancing rapidly they've gained eight kilometers over the past day securing strategic positions all the way russian fighter jets supporting government forces have destroyed tanks armored vehicles seventy terrorists being killed with more on what we know. there as or as a city that has been able to survive a total siege by islamic state for some three years and that means that the only
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way to deliver food and there is air drops that also means constant fear of either being shelled by islamic state or being captured by 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 doors or and of course in this case the government is really determined they're 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
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through and these three years of siege. as isis terrorists raided 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 there is or is catastrophic terrorist from iraq execute civilians in the streets and leave bodies lying there for up to five days by secretly drove my sons out of the city otherwise isis militants would recruit them by force inject psychotropic substances and gives them a suicide bomb as 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 it's state gets kicked out of the province that means essentially that said for their fighters in rock the de facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to run and here's the russian defense minister with
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more on that. to do that. which would. have been courageously defending it for years now while food. to the liberation of the city would be a point in the defeat of so it is getting more evident that the joint efforts by the russian military there. air force and the syrian government troops have really taken their toll on islamic state fighters in 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. when we discuss the future of the war in syria with middle east expert martin j. . 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 the war and the new chapter for possibly restoring peace in the country i think western media will play up. the u.s.
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by a victory in iraq. but not report so heavily on the defeat of ice will in in . in because you know it's next it's a hugely significant for just the last staging post now for this terror organization there are no all of the huge cities or major towns so now the question is you know what will be the second stage of the syrian war will we see a problem now with syrian government forces on their allies like russia and hezbollah and americans in syria. almost ninety thousand range of muslims have fled the scythe east asian country of me and omar we look into that story plus plenty more after the break. well actually let's go straight on to this story because the reaction we're the refiguring violent oppression by authorities over a million muslims live in the mainly by this country myanmar is the fact
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a leader was once hailed a hero but she's not facing mind to criticism that era chroot are reports what attributes do you think of when you envisage the ideal leader maybe 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 evolution in the eighty's and even won the nobel peace prize as well as a u.s. congress tional gold medal the leader of the southeast asian states of on sun tsu cheek as. witness to history. three to six. radio star. doesn't this sound like democratic perfection but sadly reality is far from perfect
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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 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 try 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 summer hinges of the military
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burned their houses and shops now there's a danger to our survival that's why we slept all night at the handy little models we can still hear their screams and my heart and my ears we are really scared we don't feel safe now where every security as we heard the sounds from here and there were security even when we eat 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 hells 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. refugees coming across the border they're coming across the border
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a bullet wounds was shrapnel wounds quite clearly this is a scorched earth offensive by the burmese military the government hashed to stop this offensive it has to. basically allow humanitarian assistance and also the 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 whilst 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 in a direct shooter there we spoke with the president of the burmese revenge organization in the u.k. he believes the international community needs to immediately. commit attorney in
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crisis is growing and there is no food no shelter no medi saying you know what's happening right now against ring of people is general slight it's a direct killings involve whereby mr military is continuous in ten days right now to protect the lives of rohingya it leisel international community we need international community effort to action to stop this must pressure to barmaids military and. the leader dol says he. moving on with the world cup on the horizon for russia the focus is on fund safety it comes as germany's national football team criticized a group of its supporters after the show did not see chance during a world cup qualifying game peter oliver has the story aloud rages scenes from sections of the travelling support on friday night as germany beat the czech
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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 holy but acceptable by the german tame him load the german head coach said that they've brought shame on our country 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 a website sells what's called fan wear at times unofficial products supposed to be
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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 i do this 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 that. particularly here in europe is focused on homegrown hooligans those that may be in russia with a lot less focus falling all those that perhaps may be planning to travel to russia for the tournament was just an update on one aspect of this since the story about the online store selling nazi inspired clothing broke the highly controversial t. shirts have disappeared from the site. the funder of the red crescent
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humanitarian organization in yemen has died after being unable to get the medical treatment he desperately needed and as a result of saudi arabia's blockade of his country dr abdullah i'll come easy to pass the way on ph of seventy six after a failed heart operation in the capital of war torn yemen he was prevented from traveling abroad for surgery in the hospital he was being treated failed to find all of the equipment it needed for the procedure the u.n. estimates to run twenty thousand people have been denied potentially lifesaving health care because of restrictions imposed by on yemeni or space they severely limit the amount of aid arriving each week well his solemn zubar i'll come easy how did the saudi government saying it's directly responsible for his
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father's death. or since saudi arabia's intervention in yemen civil war rights groups say it's serious strikes have killed thousands of civilians over seven million people there are no starving and hundreds of thousands of been affected by a cholera outbreak in what is the middle east's poorest country a spokesperson for the international red cross told us that humanitarian organizations are struggling with the scale of the crisis another political solution is needed. we speak of a country where we have just at least six hundred and seven thousand suspected cases of kids huge zero zero zero great of our dads and president in the century only for them and we still have the country were over have the relation has no access to clean water and who are seven million people in close to seventy million of women and children. so all these you need in egypt is going to go it
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best but we can not so all of the crisis or do you believe it is. all of those who are. only many artists in bringing about a less. suffering america. just three weeks before germany's federal election chancellor merkel looks strong as ever according to the latest reaction she got the better of her main rival martin sure live t.v. debate on sunday night relations with turkey 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
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dealing with the refugee crisis so i definitely wouldn't say that everything back 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 acknowledge that i think the decision was right. with our kids with their four hundred seats and it's really hard now with the behavior of the turkish president is that who imprisons people systematically and if i become chancellor i will not only cancel the agreement with turkey but also stop talks on turkey joining the e.u. because turkey has crossed all red lines waves of refugees have been hitting us not for a couple of days but for months. and turkey is distancing itself from all democratic norms that are grads taking pace there would be nothing worse than if we said we're
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stopping unilaterally all turks with turkey on joining the e.u. and we don't have any majority for that in the european union she bronson from the alternative for germany party thinks there is no one to challenge merkel. wanted to show you a broad sheet from berlin and says it was more a duet than a do you will have both an agreement on the many points and many or many questions it's a choice between skill and correct as if you ask me they don't see shultz as the alternative 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 so democrats but ever since then is being constantly going down the social democrats and berlin at least while the capital city of germany are down to twenty percent twenty percent it is not that miraculous convincing everyone but there is no real major figure to challenge. but you would
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like to have your say on any of the stories this hour do go to our t.v. dot com on leave a comment always good to get your take this is. the spiral downward this applies to both russia u.s. relations and the ongoing events on the korean peninsula. the point of which are.
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they were going underground as chinese president xi jinping host the ninth annual bric summit in cheyenne today coming up in the show triggered a nuclear armageddon is to raise or make calls on china to put more pressure on north korea over its nuclear ambitions this try didn't make british taxpayers we speak to former member of the scottish parliament tony sheridan about spending billions of dollars on the mad theory of mutually assured destruction why is it that every time there's a terror attack in the u.k. militants are well known to intelligence agencies we speak of already like five agent annie machon all about the failures of less available to all roads lead to five award winning playwright an act on thirty years of political neglect captured in his role in the seminal jim cartwright play a road running at london's royal court theatre until the end of this week the civil
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coming up in days going underground but first there are quite a few issues lost in british mainstream media reporting of the north korea standoff if we put to one side us military escalation against russia and china and the fact that modern north korea is the product of u.k. u.s. killing of twenty percent of its entire population there is the issue of nuclear proliferation by britain to resume and blairite labor counterparts are so focused on spending hundreds of billions of dollars on the trident weapons of mass destruction system in scotland that they are now scaling back conventional forces it's not something much appreciated apparently north of the border the scottish government is arching the. government to reconsider these cutbacks and is calling for fresh discussions on the closures on those two particular in parts and one sense is going to be the withdrawal of the armed forces for the first time in history highlands they all need the insight.


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