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it would be good. because it will be. close to liberation the syrian army recapture the launch forty find area in the city of d.s. finally breaking its three year long siege by islamic state the operation was banks by the russian military. russian and found korean leaders meet to discuss the north korea crisis at the eastern economic forum underway in the russian city of zod it will stop or bring you all the latest from that throughout the day. and lot of it putin proposes standing in it un peacekeepers to help ease the conflict in eastern ukraine a move back to find germany but not ukrainian officials. hello
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there is ten ten am here in the russian capital and you're watching r.t. international with me mickey aaron good to have you with us this hour now syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a launch fortified area held by islamic state in the city of d.s. or that's according to the russian defense ministry.
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syrian troops found and network of tunnels after taking the position equipped with weapons medical supplies and food it's also been revealed that the area was defended by terrorists of mainly former soviet republic and russian origin. russian warships targeted the militants helping the syrian army stormed the fortress. the latest operation as part of a launch a campaign to force the i still find out. which has largely been occupied by the terror group for the last three years since then it has become one of the largest pockets of terrorist forces in syria. right now are you are. these the take is that two government on the brigades reuniting with one another after being trapped
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inside the school for the duration of those three years they finally met after the troops broke i guess those siege of the city yesterday or trying to has more on the liberation campaign people of duress or won't have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops were all the lifeline and the prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while i still use any means absolutely anything to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of i saw all around the city and beyond 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 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've got reaction to the latest developments from peter ford a former u.k. ambassador to syria. the breaking of the fiji the extremely significant militarily and fica logic with a tremendous boost for the morale of the government and the government forces. we must be a bit cautious not clear whether it will take days or or weeks to queer eye for the truth the the the main fifty years or and then be on for food
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can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket jihad these still. hold sway so it going at beth beth it's going to take a number of months before the syrian government real control over the whole of syria. well away from the field of conflict into a very different one syria's national football team has claimed a place in the playoffs for the two thousand 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 match three equalized in the final minutes to make the scoreline to two meaning they will now face australia for a chance to reach the world cup finals for the very first time after the final
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whistle was blown celebrations erupted with car horns and chanting heard long into the night. or to function our president a man or mark wrong has accused journalists of being too interested in themselves but his comments rather backfired mark on was visiting a school in eastern france for the start of the new academic year and from there posted a video on twitter showing pupils cheering and hugging him which led to parts of the media calling the leader himself a shallow devinsky reports marked for an already as a love hate relationship with the press in front. like at the start of any beautiful romance president enjoyed the attention from the media at the height of the presidential campaign it's estimated that he had three times more coverage than
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his opponents rising star in one year in my court renewal he's a breath of fresh air in french politics the desire for something different the body's the end of the old political establishment and while much of course has always kept the media it lends it's clear that this relationship is becoming more and to move sour i'm not interested in journalist. 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 i. after knocking journalists for professional narcissism mccrone posted video whose informative value about the country shines through it's not the first time the
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french president has insulted journalists remember this. that. the only person i predicted but if. we asked our space columnist. how she is a journalist feels about my comment one he was running for president he was basically walking away could not have enough of him and he couldn't have been up of
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the journey if it was 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 this to talk so suddenly the press was being pushed back in every possible physical way of course the journalist altered thinking you know who is this person and what has he 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 it he's had the honeymoon and now he's getting into the sort of the thick of things despite my call saying this is 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 falling ratings the makeup is wearing as thin as the patience of the people of france so it's even ski altie paris. washington has announced it will continue to
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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 will see american military hardware join south korea's navy for a number of drills and includes craft carrier strike group with anti missile ships already positioned in the region along with fighter jets and helicopters and now south korea is also considering asking the u.s. to redeploy its nuclear weapons to the peninsula jacqueline picks up a story 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 military options in a serious security situation with north korea's nuclear missile threats but the question is will this drastic move have the desired effect of making north korea
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back down well of the past few months have taught us anything no but he and 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 territories including. or allies will be met with a massive military response. president reaffirmed the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and is 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 first of all you don't want
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to say take everything off the table just you know there you go shoot if you do this nuclear weapon nuclear should be off the table but with 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 or not use the nuclear weapon and never say that i would never take any of my cards off the table but 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 to go. 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. . russia and china offer their own solution to the standoff over north korea as an emergency un security council meeting on monday mosco in beijing proposed what's being called a double free initiative under the plan north korea would stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and in return the u.s. and south korea would hold their joint military exercises however the u.s. dismissed the proposal as insulting. russia's new ambassador to washington told as world powers need to work together so resolve the crisis i cannot he would mention in north korea it's a great chilling for us for united states we have to secure the n.p.t. nonproliferation treaty and please don't forget the united states it's too far from
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north korea but he is our neighbor frankly i can see a new problem. to deal with all outstanding issues with the united states so it's come after the break we'll be taking you to the eastern economic forum an invited vostok to bring you the latest from there stay with us. lol endless. lead.
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in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington or washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected to businessman to run this country business equals . boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. i. welcome back to the international when i'm going to take you live to the eastern economic forum in the russian city of both stock where we're going to talk to the u.s. government a california jerry brown hello mr brown thank you for joining us on the program now you gave a speech a before i'm speaking about global threats could you sum up the main message for us
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. both the main message is there a real global threats north korea in their nuclear testing and what that might. that might. be a token for the rest of the world very serious threat nuclear proliferation nuclear terrorism nuclear materials in the hands of terrorists nuclear mystique climate change cyber interference in the industry these are all deep fundamental and even existential threats because of that the u.s. and russia as well as china and japan and other countries have to collaborate there is no way forward unless yes we take our differences seriously but we also focus on the threats and that then can bring us together and realize the real benefits that greater cooperation would bring to all our trees. there is no secret
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there were lation between the u.s. and russia are our own historic low right now as given the situation given the the atmosphere how are you feeling at the forum. well i think these eleven says yes i'm here you do describe accurately the mood in washington but i would recall the mood in one thousand nine hundred four and one thousand nine hundred four of when russia was described as an evil empire but very soon thereafter there was the very important agreements between president reagan and president gorbachev so the fact that we're at a low point doesn't mean we're close we're not close to hitting bottom and ready to start going up toward a better and much better relationship in the future. not going back to where the topic of north korea it's the main topic on everybody's mind i'm sure around the
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world and of course that the forum over the next couple of days and what do you fear is on the other russia china an issue to have this idea to do a double freeze do you think it's a good idea. well look this thing is moving quickly with north korea we talked about it i didn't feel there was any real clear path forward but i do know this that close frank exchange between russia u.s. and china and other countries in the region are absolutely crucial and wiser minds i hope will prevail and be able to move north korea off this very dangerous path that they're on our president putin has there is really pushing his as strong that the only way that this situation can be resolved is through dialogue diplomatic conversation rather than any confrontation what do you think of that
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idea. well obviously that sounds positive i don't want to second guess. the american leadership in washington i'm here as a voice of friendship and a voice. in a positive brain and looking for trade investment is various forms of scientific collaboration and to deal with the threat of climate change so the north korea of course is a threat nobody can ignore but i don't think i'm in the position at this moment to offer you a definitive response and the let's talk about some of the issues on u.s. soil right now now the recent unrest in charlottesville that exposed deep divisions in us society do you think there is there is there a person or a side to blame for what's happening in the country. well
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there are divisions and divisions for a long time and they flare up as they did in charlottesville blame is the exact wrong approach we've got to pull together and realize we are one country the motto of america is the pluribus unum from many to one and we do have a ways to go before we get greater unity but we can get there and sometimes the specter of a charlottesville weak people up and realize that we cannot allow hate and intolerance any rule in our national life and i think for the most part that has been the response in america. now come back to the us russia times now sanctions against russia have been extended on the consulate in san francisco has been seized now what can be done say when proof the situation.
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well it's going to very interesting that when i got here devoid of astarte the american council. should be his speeches where he is urging more trade and investment with the united states so i know the saying sions are a very serious matter but there are still room for a tree for industry in being in for cooperation and i am looking in various ways to pioneer that positive path least from the point of view of california. he was governor of california jerry brown thank you very much for your time sir. now locals in brussels angry with the parliament's plan to spend five hundred million euros on a new luxurious building in the heart of the city the current home of the parliament is just twenty two years old but any pays looks set to go ahead with a lavish upgrade the e.u. already owns dozens of buildings across the belgian capital for example the space
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a building which is the residence of the european council and cost taxpayers and the region of three hundred twenty one million europeans and citizens also paid for nearly four hundred million euros for that year commissions office dubbed the monster but 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 decide to do all the construction work and it causes traffic chaos. broke construction sites everywhere and before one finishes they've already started another and it causes huge traffic jams which means we're always late but. it's become hellish over the past couple of years there is we're going on everywhere in the city and construction side so all over the place were fed up with
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this it's a big city and it's becoming very difficult to get around in brussels a spokesperson for the u.k. independence party told us that the e.u. commission is more interested in building a europeans think a state and in the welfare of its citizens unfortunately e.u. citizens have a have a lot more on their minds than bill the building was 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 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 e.u. member states. the russian president vladimir putin is pushing for un
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peacekeepers to be present in ukraine to help resolve the conflict in the east of the country and. the presence of un peacekeepers does not necessarily peacekeepers with them provide security for its use missions would be reasonable i think it would only contribute to resolving the crisis in southeast ukraine but we will not consider this in order to the foreign ministry to introduce such a resolution to the security council made by moscow has been met with reluctance by kiev ukraine's foreign ministry called the possible resolution a distortion of any peace keeping operation but the german foreign minister has given his backing to the russian president's idea. i see reports that president putin has voiced an initiative to do what the chancellor and i have been insisting on for months this is our chance let's make use of it we need more of these detente policy if things work out well with this blue helmets this would be the first step
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to removing sanctions against russia. now let's look back and remind ourselves of how that conflict unfolded back in two thousand and fourteen shortly after the so-called made down revolution to eastern regions in ukraine declared independence they all me then launched an intervention trying to restore its influence one year later a cease fire deal was signed in minsk the capital of bella reuss but despite those efforts the conflict is still ongoing according to a un report the total death toll is about ten thousand people with at least another twenty four thousand injured. well to get in touch and tell is that your thoughts on the day's stories by following us on facebook and twitter i'll be back in about thirty minutes with the headlines.
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you don't want to. miss it. but. how bad can it get how low can russia u.s. relations go at this point it's anyone's guess but one thing's for sure donald trump's call for better relations is now dead in the water. you know most over there. mark zuckerberg at facebook. arguing about artificial intelligence like is he going to destroy the world. maybe we'll mark zuckerberg has
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already destroyed the world so why does he care let's find out. welcome to a special edition of broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight catch me if you can we've got a panel from two sides of the aisle talking about the all important tax debate in this country it's time to talk health policy with two panelists with very strong opinions also we dive right in the latest on this from capitol hill on these divisive topics expect some fireworks and then of course we hope we go right over to china where brics is unfolding before our very eyes we take a look at what these five economic powerhouses brazil russia india china and south africa are up to standby to busbar right now.
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the details are unfolding the ninth annual brics summit just wrapped up in shame in china that's a gathering of leaders from brazil russia india china and south africa they were thought at one time to be five of the world's major emerging economies a few have taken major hits in recent years leaving some outsiders to question the strength of brics as a whole during the summit this year brics leaders strongly refuted any claims that it was losing its luster simone del rosario joins us from sharm in china with how these five countries are trying to take an even bigger role on the world stage the doubts are well documented after years of recession experience by three of the five brics countries has this powerhouse of a.


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