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close to liberation the syrian army we can't just a launch fortified area in the city of d. . finally breaking a three year long siege by islamic state peroration was backed by the russian military. russian and south korean leaders meet to discuss the north korean crisis at the eastern economic forum underway in the russian city of radical storm will bring you all the latest from there throughout the day. i'm glad to hear putin proposes sending in u.n. peacekeepers to ease the conflict in eastern ukraine a move back to find germany but not ukrainian officials.
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there is the a.t.m. here in the russian capital and you're watching international with me mickey aaron good to have you with us. now syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a launch fortified area held by islamic state in the city of dia as according to the russian defense ministry. syrian troops found a network of tunnels are taking the position equipped with weapons medical supplies
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and food it has also been revealed that the area was defended by terrorists of many former soviet republic and russian origin on cheese day a russian warship targeted the militants there helping the syrian army stormed the fortress. the latest operation is part of a larger campaign to force the i still find out of the bill which has largely been occupied by the terror group for the last three is since then it has become one of the largest pockets of terrorist forces in syria. mark o'mara. these are pictures of two government on the brigades reuniting off to one was trapped inside d arizona for the duration of those three years they finally met off the ch after the troops
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broke i still stage of this to say yesterday on to sleep or trying to has more on the liberation campaign. the people of doors or won't have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops with their all the laws flying and they prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while obviously used any means absolutely. anything to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of eisel all around the city and beyond how the country and black as you can see on this map since that point it's only been shrinking two thousand and seventeen so far a nightmare for islamic state in syria i'll break down the milestones for you number one palmira.
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the city with more than three thousand years of history had really been caught in a tug of war before march when the syrian army with russian air support took full control number two the city of rock the one known as the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. no more capital in iraq up looks like the terrorist commanders ran from there and thanks to the efforts of the kurdish units and other u.s. led coalition fighters the hottest in the city are fully surrounded number three breaking the siege of the errors or.
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this was one last chance all the remaining war might be had to offer off it went to dare resort according to russian army intelligence crossing islamic state in this area is the next step time to check up on the map now that's progress three black traces left the rooms of the self-proclaimed caliphate. we call the reaction to the latest developments from pitiful would only u.k. ambassador to syria. the breaking of the age of the extremely significant militarily and logically tremendous boost for the morale of the government and the government forces. we must be a bit cautious it's not clear whether it will take days or or weeks to clear. the the the main fifty four and then the four through can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket
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jihad these still. hold sway so it going at beth beth going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. now away from the field of conflicts to a very different one serious national football team has claimed a place in the playoffs for the two thousand day and eighteen world cup in russia. huge crowds gathered in damascus to watch the final group game against iran screens were set up in the city center to show the much syria equalized in the final minutes to make the school line to two meaning they will now face australia first chance to reach the world cup finals for the first time after the final whistle celebrations erupted with car horns and chanting headlong into the night.
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russian and south korean leaders have met to discuss the escalating north korea crisis for a second consecutive day the latest talks what a different venue the third eastern economic forum which is now underway in vladivostok where we cannot quite live to our correspondent for can see is there for is that so daniel what's been happening at the forum. but as you say mickey this is a primarily business and economic forum here but of all stock but really there is one key headline that has been dominating the agenda today we're currently waiting on the results of talks between presidents putin and. syria the crisis of korea south korea i should say the crisis on the korean peninsula has been dominating global headlines the whole world has been following very closely events over the past week we'll have a joint statement from those two later of course but we do already know something
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of the positions of the two leaders russia favors negotiation president putin was attending the bric summit just across the border in china yesterday where he said that intensifying sanctions would only lead to a dead end in this crisis take a listen. everyone remembers what happens with iraq and saddam hussein and stop the production of weapons of mass destruction that regardless under the pretext of searching for those weapons saddam so was destroyed. alongside his family members we see the futility that was noted 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 russia condemns those north korean actions we think they are a provocation. because all the koreans as i told one of my colleagues yesterday that i would rather eat grass than give up on their nuclear programs unless they feel safe to do but. very much two schools of thought here as you can understand
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the resolving this crisis the negotiation favored by russia applying more pressure favored amongst others by south korea who did express a position favoring more sanctions targeting the north korean oil trade as well but remember of course only too well the conflict that ravaged the peninsula in nineteen fifty three are open at least to some extent to dialogue that's something that gives a strong of hope here that negotiations will be successful will have more of course on the results of those talks in the meantime though it's quite literally business as usual here at the forum there is over three thousand people attending from over fifty different countries hoping to better last year's record number of trade deals and business deal signed which was about thirty billion dollars as far as we understand so we'll have more updates for you on political and economic news as they come in today absolutely i don't know it's going to be with us about throughout the day keeping it up to date on everything that comes out of before and
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there for now thank you very much. washington has announced it will continue to deploy troops and weapons to the korean peninsula a move a top u.s. army official says is to address the self destructive actions of north korea the deployment was the american military hardware join the south korean navy for a number of drills and includes the ag craft carrier strike group that with anti missile ships are already positioned in the region along with fighter jets and helicopters. south korea is currently eyeing a possible redeployment of u.s. nuclear weapons on its territory which if approved would bring the military buildup around north korea to the highest level. we would need to find realistic countermeasures by reviewing all the political military options in the serious security situation with north korea's nuclear and missile threats but the question is will this drastic move have the desired effect of making north korea backed out
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well of the past few months have taught us anything no but plan yang and washington are nowhere near to dialing their saber rattling back only raising the stakes higher and higher kim jong un shows no such understanding his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war any threat to the united states or its territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response. president trump the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and using the full range of diplomatic conventional and you can you capabilities so disposal so as a nuclear option the next step would trump make that call looking back trump has always had a rather shall we say unconventional approach to nuclear weapons during his iconic one thousand nine hundred interview with playboy he confessed nuclear war was on his mind and it seems the idea hasn't exactly gone away for so you don't want to say take everything off the table just you know there you go shooter if you do this
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nuclear weapon nuclear should be off the table but would that be a time when it could be used possibly the trouble is when you said earlier even america's oldest allies can't count themselves one hundred percent safe can you tell the middle east we're not used then ago when i would never say that i would never take any of my car just to take about europe we won't use and you're not going to take it off the day you might use it in europe you know and surprisingly trump wants the u.s. to expand its nuclear arsenal because apparently if you're going to have nukes you better have more than everybody else it would be wonderful the green would be that no country would have no. but if countries are going to have nukes we're going to be. at the top of the pack yes for every major world leader at the option is always on the table and to be fair trump has said that it's highly highly highly highly unlikely he would resort to a nuclear option and prefers a world without nukes but even if it's just about scaring the enemy when nukes are dominating the thought processes of kim and trump the rest of the world would
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appreciate more predictability and transparency in the thought process. r.t. washington d.c. . and i said president vladimir putin is pushing for un peacekeepers to be present in ukraine to help result a conflict in the east of the country. the presence of u.n. peacekeepers this is not necessarily peacekeepers we could provide security for and so you missions would be fair and reasonable i think it would only contribute to resolving the crisis in southeast ukraine but it will not consider this in order to the foreign ministry to introduce such a resolution to the security council will meet by moscow has been met with will look to spikey of ukraine's foreign ministry called the possible resolution distortion of any peacekeeping operation but the german foreign minister has given his backing to the russian president five. i see reports that president putin has voiced an initiative to do what the chancellor and i have been insisting on for
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months this is our chance let's make use of it we need more of these detente policy if things work out well with these blue helmets this would be the first step to removing sanctions against russia. one has a mind of of how about conflicts that unfolded back in two thousand and fourteen shortly after the so-called made on whether allusion to eastern regions in ukraine declared independence the army then launched an intervention trying to restore its influence one year later things five deal with signed in the capital of bella ruse but despite those efforts the conflict is still ongoing according to a un report the total death toll is about ten thousand people well at least another twenty four thousand injured a dutch journalist who we spoke to thinks that sending pace capers to the conflict zone will improve the situation peacekeeping operation an armed peacekeeping operation in regio. on the front line. would be an enormous
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breakthrough you would give the totally different situation in fact it's not formally but in fact informally agreeing you would have to agree that there is a part of their state which isn't part of the green anymore which is to do. so that would be a fairy important step forward in my opinion because i don't see those two parties getting together anymore but the problem is the grain doesn't agree i mean this is a greek word peacekeeper keeping oppression but they said they don't want any russians involved in it which is a way of saying that they don't agree they don't want to say openly we don't have we don't want peace for their so they come up with all these kinds of strange the only solution in this. the situation is when there is. when united states and russia come together and they come up with
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a solution for it and so long as those two parties are not working together. or they are working together but not close to these thing i don't think there will be a moment a solution but the fact that germany came up so soon so a so forward is is is hopeful in itself. the ukrainian crisis is one of the topics up for discussion on r.t.c. . with russia's new envoy to the u.n. here's a quick preview and you can watch the full interview this friday on r.t. international. who have thought about bald ideas floating vague vague talk about certain peacekeeping mission in ukraine that was by by key if. but we have taken that as a disguise to implemented the minsk agreement because the only plausible solution to the guys at the moment came into indorsed by the un resolutions we un security
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council resolution so we didn't hear anything definite the full conclusion from them on the peacekeeping mission while all a proposal is based first of all on the. twenty two zero twelve twenty fifteen which in those means the package of measures to implement the means could claim and it is a game sold at the at protecting the special monitoring mission of the ois see observers . sanctions unfortunately do not work firstly i ignore secondly they have been long time fact of the certainly new set of sanctions may be both an invitation to the negotiating table but that of the new for the tests we facing on the political and diplomatic solution chad and russia has already proposed even in july an action plan to solve the crisis with an
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initiative on double suspension. the situation on the ground in syria is changing and then it is changing for the better you know that also is led by. turkey has led to the segment of the three day escalations zones. well life is coming back to mobile work humanitarian aid he's reaching people with the force. being being negotiated it that it that he that possess in syria sitting with every day we can see the political crisis in the syrian crisis now the french president didn't during himself any favors with the country's media again was how you why after this break. in case you need to begin this is how it works the economy is built around quote.
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preparations from washington to washington the media the media the. voters elect me to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so if you want to be president. or something wanted. to write. this is what. real people are. interested in why.
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hello welcome back when the french president a man on the crown has accused journalists of being too interested in themselves but his comments while the backfired with mccann was visiting a school in eastern france for the start of the new academic year and from that posted a video on twitter showing people's chairing and hugging him which led to parts of the media calling the leader allegations and dishonesty bensky reports mccrone already has a love hate relationship with the press in france. like at the start of any beautiful romance president macron enjoy the attention from the media at the height of the presidential campaign it's estimated that he had three times more coverage than his opponent's rising star in one year in michael ware you will he's
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a breath of fresh air in french politics the design to something different you bodies the end of the old political establishment and while much corn has always kept the media celebs it's clear that this relationship is becoming more and to move south as women i'm not interested. journalists it's the people of france who interest me journalists have a problem they're too interested in themselves not enough in the country so just who is. says stick here. i i i i i. after knocking journalists for professional narcissism mccrone posted video whose informative value the country shines through it's not the first time the french
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president has insulted journalists remember this. the only person i predicted but if. we asked our space columnist. how she is a journalist feels about comment one he was running for president he was basically walking the walk but nothing of him had not been up of the journey if it was
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complete love fest and that he decided that he was going to frame his own message and frame what he was going to say not going to be a part of the subtle also suddenly the press was being pushed back in every possible physical way of course the journalist started thinking you know who is this person or what have you done with a president who like so much i don't know how he will be but. he's he's had you know the good times over this is that he's had the honeymoon and now getting into the sort of the thick of things despite my call saying he cares about people moving journalists he seems to mention them a lot and while his focus appears to be on criticizing those who helped create his image and those who helped put him in power judging by his calling ratings the make up is wearing as thin as the patience of the people of france charlotte devinsky r.t. paris. locals in brussels are angry with the e.u.
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parliament's plan to spend five hundred million euros on a new luxury of building in the heart of the city the current home of the parliament is twenty is just twenty two years old but any piece looks set to go ahead with a lavish upgrade the e.u. owns dozens of buildings across the belgian capital for example the space building which is the residence of the european council that cost taxpayers in the region of the region of three hundred twenty one million euros and citizens also paid almost four hundred million euros in an office building for the e.u. commission dubbed the birth of a monster brussels residents say they've had enough of their home being a constant construction site. it doesn't happen public holidays it's annoying because expect to see fewer people on the streets in clear roads but that's the time when they decided to do all the construction work and it causes stress. off the road construction sites everywhere and before one finishes big
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already started another and it causes huge traffic jams which means we're always late. it's become hellish over the past couple of years there is we're going on everywhere in the city and construction sites are on move or the place where i found up with this it's a big city and it's becoming very difficult to get around in brussels. well a spokesperson for the u.k. independence party told us that the e.u. commission is more interested in building a european superstate but in the welfare of its own citizens well i mean unfortunately e.u. citizens have a have a lot more on their minds than building buildings being built in brussels but i mean i think that if they got to know about it properly and if this does go ahead i think most use it as particularly those in the southern mediterranean states who are having a very difficult time at the moment will be less than enthusiastic let me put it that way and as i said previously i would urge the commission to think again and
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just stop these struck me as a ridiculous plans they're more interested in building up the european superstate which includes lots and lots of big buildings that they are with the welfare and well being of the citizens of the of the member states. the british army has confirmed it has arrested five soldiers for allegedly being members of a neo nazi inquiry four were arrested in the u.k. and one in cyprus as artie's honest to see a check in a report. serving members of the u.k. military have been detained in a pre-planned intelligence led arrest on suspicion of being members of a band neo nazi group called national action. this is been confirmed by the ministry of defense the army as well as police who have explained that the men had quote been arrested on suspicion of being concerned
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in the commission preparation and instigation about's of terrorism under section forty one of the terrorism act of two thousand and one specifically on suspicion of being a member of a proscribed organization which is national action simply put the men were not arrested on suspicion of necessarily planning an act of terrorism but rather for being members of this group which is illegal under the u.k.'s terrorism laws and membership in it is punishable by up to a decade behind bars there's been no further clarification of what exactly the four soldiers had been up to as of yet no national action which describes itself as a nationalist socialist youth organization was established in two thousand and thirteen with branches across the u.k. it is said to be the first extreme far right british group to be bound by the government since the second world war it's also one of seventy one both national and international groups listed as bound by the home office having been described as quote racist anti-semitic and homophobic friend the home secretary prescribed
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the right wing organization national action which means that being a member of a revising support for that organization would be a criminal offense i think it is important that we take every step we can to stop racial hatred in this country and the group had previously made headlines across the country following their endorsement of the murder of labor m.p. jo cox by a white supremacist back in the summer of twenty sixteen the men are currently being detained at a police station in the west midlands as an investigation unravels including a search of several properties the chief of the active change foundation a group campaigning against extremism is those involved may have been training at this. professional soldiers involved in the extremist network is very worrying and you know these are perceptions that people in the muslim community have already had about the far right extremist groups you know here in the u.k. being trained by x. police officers or cronies over police over the being trained by soldiers it's just
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been realized now the reality now is that we have got people from the armed forces involved in extremist networks that's very worrying because these guys can train up others in oman combat explosive training you know military maneuvers logistics you know weapon firearms all this is a recipe for any country as a disaster for our country especially in the u.k. it's a huge recipe for disaster we've got a huge problem already brewing in our societies. now back to our top story from syria as government troops backed by russia have recaptured a launch fortified area and diaz or from i still fight is more than two hundred terrorists were destroyed as well as tanks artillery positions and ammunition troops also found a network of tunnels with the launch.


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