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the media over voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. russian president vladimir putin says north korea will not abandon its nuclear program unless it fills the days as he spoke to the media during the brics meetings final day. and these koreans as i told them or colleagues yesterday would rather eat grass than give up on the new program. first the syrian army backs by russia moves to within a few kilometers a vital stronghold in the air as door we look at the recent battle to retake the city for the first time in three years. and staying in middle east peace big exclusively to the deputy chief of the lebanese military group hezbollah on
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a sponsor they gave to terrorists in syria. there is the may day here in the russian capital you're watching r.t. international with me they care and good to have you with us. north korea will not abandon its nuclear program as they as the country sees it as a vital part of the safety of its people that was the assessment of the mayor putin as he spoke at the media conference at the bric summit in china well that's now across live to our teams kate partridge here in the chinese city of charmin for is where the bric summit took place kate and what were the main points there president putin brought up in the press conference. or the main one so one of the main points he talked about was obviously the light of the current climate was on north korea and he drew
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a parallel here between north korea between iraq and libya where regime change was imposed upon them and he said that north korea's fear that threat of regime change is white north korea would be giving up on its nuclear tests. but it's actually. everyone remembers what happens with iraq and saddam hussein because he stopped the production of weapons of mass destruction regardless under the pretext of searching for those weapons saddam himself has destroyed them alongside his family members. if you don't agree that was notable and they remember that in north korea do you think that just because of sanctions north korea will forget its policy of creating weapons of mass destruction to russia condemns those north korean actions we think they are a provocation then you could cause all the koreans as i told one of my colleagues yesterday for would rather eat grass than give up on their nuclear program unless they feel safe to do is only. for president putin also said that the us policy on
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north korea doesn't make any sense and he said that it's absolutely absurd to put russia and north korea on the same sanctions list and then also must go to help impose sanctions on pyongyang. but it's absurd to put rusher on the same sanctions list alongside north korea and then ask us to help impose sanctions against north korea. with a sanctions regime has hit a wall it is not effective but it is also to do with the humanitarian side of things no matter what we do to north korea and north korea's actions will not change that millions of people will suffer. president putin as he said the sanctions don't make any sense and to him and to the chinese president as well they see that the way forward is by negotiation is by regime and diplomacy is the only resolution to the conflict on the korean peninsula. ok does not escape partridge in sherman thanks for that case. now with the crisis on the korean peninsula
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continuing to escalate the u.s. envoy to the united nations says diplomacy is failing with north korea the pyongyang conducted its largest ever nuclear test on sunday the u.n. security council met for urgent talks following north korea's an. it's meant that it conducted a controlled hydrogen bomb explosion the impact of which triggered an earthquake in the region but so far it seems the united nations has been unable to come up with an alternative or new solution for the crisis. and enough is enough i think enough is enough the stakes could not be higher the urgency is now time is short action is required are countries patience is not unlimited the policy of strategic patience is over or is never something the united states wants the united states does not see conflict only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy all of our counterparts need to impose dissensions we
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will defend our allies and our territory the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies are to use nuclear to to explore is what other options are on the table for donald trump. the u.s. and north korea stuck in a behavioral rut neither seem willing to back down it looks so bad you might think a third world war was imminent but surely no one wants that so how does the world tackle north korea what are the options well option number one twitter war. president trump has been dropping twitter bombs on pretty every occasion saying pyongyang is looking for trouble and threatening locked unloaded military solutions and south korea and i should point out that it's a u.s. ally is caught in the rhetorical crossfire question is how effective all of these twitter bombs there's no reaction except from kim parading more of his ballistic
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missiles and even saying he now has a hydrogen bomb on to the next strategy option number two. trade wars and sanctions the u.s. and u.n. security council have hit north korea with sanctions over and over again since two thousand and six and guess what they don't seem to care and to add more pressure the u.s. has been hinting at seizing all trade with any country that continues to do business with them the united states will look at every country that does business with north korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions but how realistic would this be that means that approximately eighty countries would be affected and that's not to mention the economic consequences for the u.s. itself option three. the scariest of all which still exists actual all out war the us are the only party openly threatening a military response at the moment and it looks like they could find themselves
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alone in this fight as the leaders have been clear about not wanting to go down this road. i have to answer no to that i do not see a military solution for north korea i cannot accept it america's closest ally the u.k. is saying that even a conventional war could potentially wipe out the korean peninsula we keep hearing about the need for diplomatic solutions yet we hardly see any progress to resolve the deadlock so where are we now back at the beginning it seems but surely there should be no limit on diplomatic efforts media or tutor r.t. . these are the latest pictures from around the syrian city of where the heavy fighting between government forces and terrorist through the ongoing the syrian army is now just a few kilometers away from one of the islamic states the last remaining strongholds of the country. the.
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government divisions are now trying to reunite with troops that have been trapped in the city since it fell to islamic state three years ago. you can see here on the map that the syrian army with russian backing has made some significant gains over the past month advancing towards the besieged city. mckinney's you know i'm sure you know so but he's a new. dog in the war now the job at the bottom.
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of this hopefully the victory will be soon but i haven't heard your happiness today is indescribable i have been waiting for me for a long time my god. i wish it had come earlier but people here are exhausted. now in just the last day the army has gained eight kilometers of security strategic positions on the way where shin fighter jets have been assisting with strikes destroying tanks and other all madrid calls at least seventy terrorists have been killed but former pentagon official michael maloof says syria still faces some major challenges. i resort today represents the last stronghold isis will dissipate into other areas they won't have a cohesive strategic region and in fact they considered it so important because
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they were put in some of their best fighters and heavy equipment into the area which is all but been destroyed it was an area a bridge if you will between mosul and and on to rocka where isis was able to concentrate it's probably the last strategic. stronghold of isis that will go however there's another problem that's going to be developing the united states along with the help of the kurds under the syrian democratic forces wants to is trying to occupy the same area because of the oil reserves that are there the problem is only going to be beginning in terms of. the future of. another key player in the fight against isolates the lebanese political and military cleopatra's but it's played a major role in battling islamic state fighters along the syria lebanon border in twenty seventeen. hizbollah lebanon's shia military and political organization was
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founded with the help of iran back in one nine hundred eighty two during these really occupation of lebanon since the beginning of the syrian civil war the group has been deeply involved in fighting against various rebel factions including our nusra front terrorists hizbollah has also proven to be an important player in islamic state in syria the group has a strong anti western stance and has been listed as a terror organization by the us the european union and most arab league countries. r.t. these are there to exclusively to hezbollah as deputy chief shaikh name kassam. following my previous trip to lebanon in order to follow the hezbollah group to the arsehole mountains where they had cleared out the area from the al nasra terrorists we have managed to build up a connection with hezbollah media group these are the mountains in the east of
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lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base and that led to us being given a unique opportunity to interview their deputy leader nineteen then carson is one of the most influential men not just in lebanon but in the whole region and he is a man who is very well guarded and it's very difficult to secure an interview with somebody of his stature but we managed to do so. and when we went to interview him in beirut. we had a very long security procedure to go through we had to meet at a certain location in the capital we then were told to leave all of our telephones and our electronic equipment before being escorted to another location where the interview took place we also asked about the ongoing. conflict in syria in the
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fight against extremist rubble and they've been at the front of every battle they've been fighting against not just here in lebanon but also of course across syria so many topics touched upon between myself and share in what is really a very rare and exclusive interview with one of the most senior members of the hezbollah group. the west wants to see middle east divided into week countries so you can control everything the americans wanted to use islamic state against syria but then this monster turned against america so now they have no choice but to confront. saudi america wants a regime change in syria was the main goal of the war but when they failed to move
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through military means with a lot of other. the shifted to a policy of non-conference president assad because they know. there's as much of a threat one of them as does the syrian people and the world that. this is not an imaginary president which is a real and highly sector and the choice of the syrian people who are has a project to remove president not as a not against the whole of syria which we cannot accept. the syrian people reelected president assad as the legitimate had of the slain us this is a matter of choice for the syrian people and our foreign powers to negotiate. the founder of the red crescent in the man has died in hospital in the capital city of sun our he was unable to receive vital treatment as a result of saudi arabia's blockade of the country dr abdullah alchemy c passed
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away at the age of seventy six after failed heart operation he was prevented from travelling abroad for surgery and local hospitals lacked the equipment needed to save his life a spokesperson for the red cross told is that he died the same way as millions of others in yemen first of all i would like to see it when we have. the road cross and red crescent that don't miss us and then you who during his her life should complete me. and she died in that you indeed. it is in reason millions with several in yemen as we speak it is me. that is for giving me. no access to health care. now in total the u.n. estimates that around twenty thousand people have now been denied crucial health
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care due to the saudi bombing campaign and blockade archimedes son zubair believes the saudi government is directly responsible for his father's death. while saudi warplanes have been bombarding yemen since march twenty fifth since then thousands of civilians have died even before the conflict in yemen was the poorest country in the middle east and now an estimated seven million people are starving while hundreds of thousands have been affected by a cholera outbreak a london jack meant again told as aid groups are unable to cope with the situation . we speak of a country where we have just reached six hundred and seven thousand suspected cases of that huge zero because we're going to go it down and present and in only four months we still have the country we're all going to have the relation has no access to clean water a country where seven million people are just egos to study where millions of women
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and children are through emotion orange so all news. is going to go it best but we not so all of the crisis or you believe it's a group from all of those who work good and use conflict and there are many artists in bringing about a list of the suffering that we. don't know but you know a lot of. the work. is that you put it down so it is the limit of us us up to. our air. northern italy as nasty africa tackling the refugee influx coming from other
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european countries we've got more on that story coming up after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around corporate corporations from washington washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected.
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so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be rich. that you'd like to be for us that's what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how. this should. welcome back now southern italy has been one of the main entry points for migrants arriving in europe since the humanitarian crisis began in twenty fourteen however now northern parts of the country are also seeing an influx of migrants coming from neighboring european states several mayors of northern italian cities have written a letter to italy's interior ministry claiming that ninety percent of the refugees are not fleeing war but are rising from the e.u.
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countries which have already rejected their asylum applications one man who we spoke to says it's down to the e.u. the lack of a unified policy. these people arriving in some from moving europe they're not returning to the interim for the first time. afghans and pakistanis from coming to the. country's northern. track of asylum seekers but unfortunately. it makes no sense. germany has already rejected. this is not about removing to cross is a problem here and snooping policy we need to find a common strategy. now every year tens of thousands of migrants are ordered to leave the e.u. but in twenty fifteen only thirty six percent of them were sent back to their home countries all to the country from which they travel to in the european union meanwhile finland or thor eighty's say they've lost track of more than five
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thousand migrants german officials report as many as one hundred thirty thousand migrants missing and about ten thousand asylum applications were discontinued in austria because the application applicants could no longer be found now this has been a major cause for concern in europe and further afield with several failed asylum seekers responsible for a number of major terror attacks and recently a man that killed two people and injured several in the southern finnish city of turku while one of the london bridge attackers had his asylum claim rejected in twenty eight twenty nine two thousand and nine excuse me and that attack that left eight people dead in june remember it well back in april a failed asylum seeker used a truck to hit crowds in the swedish capital claiming five lives and one of europe's deadliest attacks or christmas market targeted in berlin twelve people were killed again the atrocity was carried out by
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a migrant now we heard the views of a professor of early modern european history you says europe needs to stand together. of migrants coming from the north just bantering back and forth the northern border which is also euro and coming from the solve so this is getting worse there is no balance between. the mark ronson. don't want to mind at all and there is a lack of comment by the european union or if there is a common goal is not to yell implement the we have a boundary don't want my grandson they say we should work mr trump and we should direct the wall i fear there will be some acts of violence the relation of. the biome in there is the mind and that's what the story when there is a minority which is not so while. the. president putin says russia could take the us to court over the situation with diplomatic
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properties and found francisco new york and washington d.c. because you sure are american counterparts didn't let russia use its property it's a violation of our property rights i will tell the foreign ministry to go to court and we'll see how well the highly praised system in the us works. on thursday the us demanded russia vacate its consulate in san francisco on two commercial entities that comes after russia demanded the u.s. narrow down its diplomatic staff in the country to the same number of people russia has in america let's discuss this further now of course live to our guests john is concerned independent and be paid mr. welcome to the program it's good to have you with is now president putin has suggested that russia could take the u.s. to court over these diplomatic property the issues do you think this is an unprecedented move. seems to be
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a i think there's more important issues on the table about the role of property rights in the u.s. at the moment we've got. brix conference coming up we've also got a threat of nuclear war i think that's more important discussing property rights of russia in the us they should be getting around the table to discuss how they're going to do with the tin pot tyrant sitting over in north korea. let's say they do take a moscow does take us to court over this what all pickles do you think might stand in russia's way in doing so. the willingness of the rest of the world to comply they have to then choose a side do they choose putin will do they choose president in the moment both of them are very unpopular around the world. populace politicians i think it might be a standoff and those around the world have to choose who side of the fence they actually so-so. and what would this mean for us russian relations in the long term i guess this would be almost the lowest of the low in terms of relations in the
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past few years. it's been a ridiculous tit for tat situation i think this is all ratcheted up since the white house and also. on the left the white house you got the neo cons in charge and what they should be realizing is that we have more important issues at stake than a few property rights whether it's in russia russia or whether it's in the white house see it we've got to deal with north korea the brics conference is coming up this is the chance for putin to explain to the world where he wants to go with this and maybe he'll get a few more pounds of gold rather than the saber rattling the pathetic saber rattling that's going on between russia and the u.s. at the moment this comes hot off the back of russia's new ambassador to the u.s. to only just recently arrived in washington how important will he be in stopping this tit for tat retaliatory tactics. because diplomacy is important these
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people who are major is whether it's the u.n. which is rather supine at the moment or the this place which is just concentrated on its own in a work. and trying to do it of course they have a place but you've got the two most powerful men in the world who can pick up the phone to each other they've proven that they can speak to each other they can do business with each other they should be doing business with each other and let's have some global trade that's put a cap on what's going on in north korea that's more important whether the ambassador has any sway we shall see. while the north korea did come up quite a lot during that press conference on during this time it was one of the main issues at hand do you not think that north korea was discussed is the important topic that it is. what it is and it has to be discussed because what we've got the threat of. clear war kicking off in that pulse of the region and with that happens we will see their global economy just take
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a complete and utter dive we have interests in japan but nato countries and australia we certainly that will millions to die and we don't want to a global economic downturn and what the u.s. has to realize and i hope the president because before he was elected he certainly recognizes that the u.s. isn't the only superpower in the world now it tastes china is russia and china and russia have to him for so what's going on peeling young at the moment like a mist john is that i consider independent i mean thank you for your time. ok we'll take it in touch and tell us your thoughts on the day stories by following us on facebook and twitter i'll be back in about thirty minutes with the top headlines.
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