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a morning here. welcome to. the new russian ambassador has taken office in washington as the rhetoric between the two countries seems to be cautiously easing and. has already met with donald trump during the meeting the ambassador formally presented his credentials to the american president and i washington correspondent. challenges that is likely to face. well a much anticipated meeting between russia's recently appointed ambassador to the u.s. and u.s. president donald trump has taken place and to nobs predecessor was constantly targeted by the western media portrayed in a negative light over
a number of allegations given the controversy surrounding the previous diplomat there are now many speculations around the new figure and as with all u.s. russia meetings this one also attracted media attention especially amid rising diplomatic tensions antonov in particular expressed russia's eagerness to normalize relations with washington and russia for you. in brief relations between the two countries to relations between the united states and russia. international peace and progress as well as strategic stability according to the diplomat the meeting took place in a warm and constructive atmosphere commenting on the meeting the ambassador said that moscow is ready to take concrete steps to improve relations with washington and despite the ongoing diplomatic spat between the countries that saw us russia relations sink to one of the lowest points in history and said he believes the
situation is mendable provided there's enough well to cast aside political differences and work together now this is all quite a positive shift from the rhetoric we've been hearing from both sides lately and it seems that improve relations between the two countries seems even more promising considering the new russian ambassador was actually a key member of the team that worked on the two thousand and ten new start bilateral nuclear arms reduction agreement we did what we could to improve our relations with the u.s. unfortunately we still haven't reached a consensus many users. i need to because he is in the policy of containing russia seems to be the main focus of many western countries at the moment the current crisis in international
relations unveils the real nature of some western governments which openly try to dictate their will to the pseudo democratic values on others so. it's high time. that we have humanity and will find against it. it's up to washington now with how far are they willing to go to relations a lack of dialogue and the possibility of a further escalation in tensions would benefit neither russia nor america that's according to political analyst and writer charles tell it's really you know difficult for me to understand why either side is going down this path i mean you know we could quibble and say you know in terms of our population we have a larger population than you could come back and say well we have larger territory and whatever but i mean this is really you know i have two children and
a case that occasionally when they would fight over small problems or great opportunities you know i would try to teach them a lesson or two i'm not saying upright regard the united states and russia as children but you know with all the problems we face around the world in particular our joint problem with radical islamic terrorism. and i caught i mean it seems to be still not finding its full potential like you go on and on and on with all those problems with with so many shared interests i fail to see the wisdom of going down this path with islamic states three year blockade of syria's day yet as zoar effectively broken by government forces the aim now is to retake the remaining parts of the city from terrorists and here are some of the latest pictures from the ground. the break of the terrorist blockade of the city was made possible after a series or all successful operations carried out by the syrian army with the support of russian airpower and with are still losing ground in the city before
liberation of the area is just a matter of time that's according to a syrian army officer. after the syrian forces lifted the blockade from the western side it became much easier to hide the terrorists. a soldier's advance to leave the blockade of the airport god willing you will hear some good news meanwhile the humanitarian convoy has reached the city for the first time since i saw was three years siege was broken and residents queued up for food water and other vital supplies and we spoke to some of. the people and there is all war on the brink of starvation we would say screw food and water to reach the city that was really wanted and thank god help is now arrived. we cannot describe how relieved we are that people were dying so we would like to think the army and pay tribute to them for lifting the siege. the syrian army has made significant progress against eisold
in the past few months and its advance on diaz or it gained around eight kilometers a day the army has also succeeded in joining up with one of its brigades that has been trapped inside that city and local journalists are yana monitored caught up with that brigade which is now joined the major assault on i so. i am a just a three kilometers away from the one hundred thirty seven degree gate i am a just less than one kilometer of all these little gatherings in the samantha reach area be just behind that building now the residual area of data store is just about seven hundred meters it's got some medical equipment and other food supplies have. entered the city here i was again the next i did meet is the military posts on show that you hearing the evidence in the sky now decided me that there is the
military and today result it's a just a few kilometers also it is witnessing some juicy clashes between the syrian on me and i still militants. germany's foreign minister. is the country's most liked politician that's according to a new poll of germany go to the polls in two weeks now is a quick look at the country's new favorite. but. it's close to being a risk. i'm so worried as i visited the country for i like to think i'd be able to refrain from triggering any foreign policy crises with my words.
just. as well here in ontario we spoke exclusively to say. the german foreign minister believes that cooperation is key to a successful europe. by here we need to recognize that as a nation we live off our exports not just to anywhere but to the rest of europe that when we do well for european neighbors it doesn't go well but i want people to vote his interests and in their own interests we want this country to prosper and that's possible only within a united europe those who are turning against europe will weaken our country in the long run. i think russia is just as concerned about islamist terrorism as will you
and russia like us is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons because if north korea continues down this path and other small countries followed we will want the same thing as russian arms control nucular disarmament and measures to ensure peace establish trust and defeat islamist terrorism and i'm asked our countries have plenty of shared interests and europe should not limit itself to developing just from the inside because in reality there is no real distinction anymore between internal and external if we do nothing in africa if we fail to fight hunger and poverty what will happen next the influx of refugees will continue we can build high walls and send as many ships to the mediterranean as we want but if people only face hunger and poverty in africa and what will they do with their families they will try to get to europe so i will say this i live in a society in our trade outside i am much more closely connected than thirteen years ago so your strategy must reflect this. i was very happy when two
days ago the russian president vladimir putin publicly announced plans to request a un mission of course the conditions proposed by russia and not the same as the ones we all ukrainians proposed i consider it a good first step and what we need to do now is negotiate with the goal of the stablish in a cease fire and pulling back heavy weaponry and now we have an opportunity to do that my advice to all those involved would be. refuse a deal because not all conditions have been met but instead to talk openly about the conditions of such a blue helmet mission i think russia's initiative for a peacekeeping mission is sensible even if you. have a different vision of what this mission should look like you mentioned it's always like this the beginning people don't immediately share the same opinion now we should start talking to each other. saturday morning here just a moment in the mix of your stories to come. i will give you an update on that now
a category five making landfall in florida in a few hours promising to bring. back in just. but now china has taken the bold step here in the twenty first century and after they've built our economy on the backs of all american jobs all the american jobs want to china and they trade the middle class out of church members like hundred years ago fifty years ago thirty years ago before the world trade organization they were accepted into the average you know chinese person was surviving on dirt like they were nation eighty but now they're all for can middle class but point mining because billionaires. as long as you run support still the intel international community say to run this is not acceptable you should still find on this ng still from our perspective
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joining us here on r.t. international hurricane which is expected to make landfall in florida in just a few hours time has been upgraded to the maximum level of five officials are warning of a large scale catastrophe the storm has been battering the caribbean islands leaving a trail of devastation and has claimed at least twenty lives. the
governor of florida meantime has told everyone and. more than a million people to get out of the disaster zone correspondent has the latest. this storm is being taken very seriously and as each hour passes everybody in the state is not being allowed to forget the dangers that can bring when she approaches and hits land in florida six hundred sixty thousand people have been instructed to leave their homes in miami dade county that is the largest evacuation this county has ever seen a total of forty three shelters in miami dade will be open but with enough collective space to accommodate one hundred thousand people the federal government said no one in florida has experienced a storm with the intensity of urging all those in evacuation zones to get out now
if you're told to evacuate leave get out quickly. the roads will philip quickly so you need to go again or continues to be this threat is going to devastate the united states or florida or some of the southeastern states i'm located in one of the zones that was instructed to evacuate i'm in a neighborhood called brickell this neighborhood has a lot of high rise buildings and a lot of buildings under construction one of the many reasons residents here were told to evacuate is because of the construction sites and the construction cranes these kids cranes also out miami that litter the skyline are actually being left up they have not been taken down despite the fact that city officials knew irma was on her way more than a week ago it is not clear why they have not been taken down by they oppose danger to any building around it so all those that live around
a back. construction cranes have been told to evacuate burkle is one of those neighborhoods but it's all of those people that are trying to evacuate many are succeeding many are failing. we heard from some at the fort lauderdale international airport fortunately i was able to buy a one way ticket to memphis all the tickets were sold out i kept trying all week over and over again and lucked out now. i have never experienced this in my life so i just thought it might be safe for me to get out because i have never been to one i just want to get out. one hundred eighty five mile per hour winds these are strong winds that florida has never experienced before everyone is being warned every hour that will be ferocious when she hits florida.
the state of me and mars facing. most of the servers failing to stop the violence against the country's persecuted religious minority of pakistan. russia and other countries with a significant muslim population are among those protesting the brutal religious oppression in me and by the country's government claims it's only trying to establish peace in the country by fighting terrorists on the reputation of the country's defacto leader aung sun suu kyi is suffering because of the alleged genocide towards the rohingya minority she previously on global respect for promoting democracy in the country and even won the nobel peace prize for her nonviolent advocacy for human rights it was the situation concerning me and muslim minority escalating activists are now calling for suchi to be stripped of nobel prize here's a look at how the prestigious award can sometimes be motivated politically. the nobel peace prize is supposed to honor those who have done the most for fraternity
between nations the abolition of standing armies and the promotion of peace that's how alpha noble envisioned it more than a century ago but the record of some prize winners and nominees has sometimes been juby as in two thousand and nine the newly elected us president barack obama won the award despite his campaign promises the american military were actually at war for every year of his eight year term airstrikes a raid were held in seven countries and in twenty sixteen alone over twenty six thousand bombs were dropped by the u.s. air force years later a former noble prize secretary even admitted to his frustration over obama's award . it was a difficult decision the prize did not have the positive effect for obama they were might have hoped especially in the u.s. another contentious choice is a european union the blog was rewarded with a nobel prize in twenty twelve for quote six decades of contributions to the
advancement of peace and reconciliation democracy and human rights in europe the same year europe's or spike in terror attacks two hundred nineteen happened that year in the e.u. member states also in twenty twelve some european countries but in govt in mass protests against this there it emerges the blockade imposed the same year the syrian rescue group the white helmet was nominated for the award that's despite its members being alongside the terrorists and even execution sites the white helmet reputation was also in question after it stays the fake risk you video taking part in a so-called money can challenge but i think any time you have. a prize around peace . and that is going to be political peace prize has you know historically sometimes been a political tool the committee that controls the nobel peace prize nominations
and how they select sometimes do it because they are hope for they are trying to push an agenda so with obama for example it was only about ten months into his presidency when they gave him the nobel peace prize he hasn't had a chance to even set up as desk at that point if you look at some other people that chose one of the ones that you mentioned today on sun suchi the reason why she's deserve the prize as she says she worked for years and years in a nonviolent way to change that country i don't think her actions today today are that of a nobel peace prize winner but i certainly don't think that you should take the prize away. a new york times article has claimed to reveal another technique used by the russians to sway american elections allegedly russian creating fake accounts to pay for political spread clinton messages on twitter and facebook. takes
a closer look. at what you're proving has an army of internet trolls a legions of trolls that they have spreading. their problems mission was to hurt the us democratic process to hurt hillary clinton and undermine her presidency. facebook and twitter but turns into deception and propaganda. thousands of fake. denials of. mr putin interfere in the twenty sixteen election put himself ordered the attacks gave his cyber experts broad direction in the election . wow
you might think this looks like a new t.v. show that's about your screens but no it's actually a new york times article use your imagination now kremlin bots turn into americans who influence the u.s. presidential elections since ational plot line the script must be amazing well here's a spoiler it was inspired by a post by facebook's security chief which said they had discovered hundreds of bots purchasing space for political ads our analysis suggests these accounts and pages were affiliated with one another and likely oprah rated out of russia this plotline also has a hint of mission impossible to sway the elections for just a hundred thousand dollars compare that with the whopping clinton campaign budget and what was the impact of that mish well facebook estimates that out of all the election related content posted on the platforms only one tenth of one percent resulted from information attacks like the alleged kremlin pain they'll need to do
better than that if they want to sell this dollywood but ok what about the main villain i think you know what i'm talking about ip addresses can simply be made up mr putin said referring to internet protocol addresses well showing the striking familiarity with how cyber attackers might cover their tracks president putin mentioned this can be masked and anyone can pretend to be someone else seems he knows way too much about how it all works there's even a spin off on twitter it turns out the russian bots reply directly to trump on twitter oh those clever russians clearly this was an effort to influence donald trump they know he reads tweets so what exactly does that prove nada zilch zero zero well the title was so promising but it turned out to be the same old story with nothing proven and nothing tangible francis and thiago r.t. . well facebook's position until this week was different well google says it hasn't
found any evidence of targeted campaigns. personally i think the idea that fake news on facebook which is a very small amount of the content influence the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea voters make decisions based on their lived experience we're always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies and we've seen no evidence this type of fact campaign was run on our platforms we talked to historian eric is weiss who thinks that these allegations are ridiculous facebook earned sixty six billion dollars from advertising just last year alone and be a legit campaign as that two year campaign with one hundred thousand dollars obviously that could not have swayed an election anywhere except maybe in a small town in a presidential campaign there are hundreds of millions of dollars that are spent no
one in the government or at facebook or in the news media is presenting even a single one of the ledge three thousand on line advertisements the lack of true shipley shows their intent i mean that they would present this garbage to be oh like it's not even worth presenting at all all of the allegations are so big the special counsel who is investigating to try to find a reason to have the president impeached is looking into everything that he can this is r.t. international thanks for joining us so far your saturday morning world headlines continue in a half an hour. here's
what people have been saying about rejected in the senate is full on austin the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah mr john oliver a party of mary is doing the same. apparently better than two thousand and six and see people you never heard of love jack tonight not the president of the world bank he doesn't really mean it seriously send us an e-mail. it's not coming from the trump administration which is being victimized by this. imaginary hobgoblin of russian collusion with the trump campaign is being used by trump and the means and adversaries to do to limit his presidency.