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to you from all of us here. with islamic states three. syria. effectively broken by government forces. to retake the remaining parts of the city. some of the latest pictures from the crowd. the break of the terrorists blockade of the city happened after a series of successful operations carried out by the syrian army with the support of russian air power we spoke to one of the syrian army's squadron commanders about
how this military success was possible. and again this is the has the syrian air force played the main role in locating the terrorist forces known as isis or their identify their ammunition warehouses and listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around their results with the help of russian airpower the syrian air force struck these places ahead of the arrival of syrian government troops this weekend isis ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from raca and pow mira syrian forces fought fierce battles the terrorists had planted implies explosive devices and car bombs all around trying to prevent the army from entering the city in the end the syrian army gained a great deal of momentum and was able to connect there is or with other territories it has gained. meanwhile a humanitarian convoy has reached the city for the first time since i saw was three years seeing it was broken residents securing up for food water and other vital supplies and we spoke to some of the. people in there is all in the brink
of starvation we would desperately food and water to reach the city that was all we wanted to thank god help is now arrived. we cannot describe how relieved we are out there people who are dying we would like to think the army in a tribute to them for lifting the siege and then. also join the humanitarian efforts by sending more convoys to the newly liberated parts of the city and for the past three years throughout the blockade locals were depending on air drops on a military airfield controlled by one of the syrian army's brigades local journalist much i'd caught up with dr gate which is now. joined the major assault on ice 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 this imaginary area be just behind that building now the residual area of data store is just about
seven hundred meters it's more than she got some medical equipment and other food supplies have just entered the city here i was again the next i did meet is the military all polls. show that you're hearing the air it's in the sky now the side of me that there is the military air today result it's a just a few kilometers and also it is witnessing some juicy clashes between the syrian on me and i still militants. the new russian ambassador has taken office in washington as the rhetoric between the two countries seems to be cautiously easing and a totally untaught off has already met with donald trump during the meeting them formally presented his credentials to the american president in washington our correspondence american explains what challenges the new ambassador 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 antonov 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 as to russian. relations between the two countries the 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 is enough will 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. a lack of dialogue and the possibility of a further escalation would benefit neither russia nor america this according to political analyst charles will tell it's really difficult for me to understand why are 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 that 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 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 i could 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. germany's foreign minister. is now the country's most liked politician edging ahead in the latest polls edging out of the country as chancellor in two weeks germany holds federal elections now here's a quick look at germany's new favorite.
i was close to being arrested in the wrong china. as i visited those countries i like to think i'd be able to refrain from triggering any foreign policy crises of my words. goal you. gabriele is not looking to become chancellor of the party to which he belongs the social democrats are the closest rival of the ruling christian democrats headed by anglo merkel in an exclusive interview gabriel told us his view on the upcoming
elections and on europe's ongoing refugee crisis. we need to recognize that as a nation we live off our exports not just to anywhere but to the rest of europe when we do well for european neighbors are doing well i want people to vote in germany's 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 we are and russia like us is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons if north korea continues down this path and other small countries follow we will want the same thing as russia arms control nucular disarmament and measures to ensure peace establish trust and defeat islamist terrorism our countries have plenty of shared interests. but the 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 then what will they do with their families they will try to get to europe so i will say this our life inside and our trade outside are now much more closely connected than thirty years ago. the year of strategy must reflect this. that's why i said i was very happy when two days ago the russian president vladimir putin publicly announced plans to request a u.n. mission of course the conditions proposed by russia are not the same as the ones we all ukrainians proposed but i consider it
a good first step and what we need to do now is negotiate with the goal of a stop wishing 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 not to refuse a deal because not all of our conditions have been met but instead to talk openly with russia about the conditions of such a blue helmet mission i think russia's initiative for a peacekeeping mission is sensible even if you krane or europe have a different vision of what this mission should look like it's always like this is the beginning people don't immediately share the same opinion now we should start talking to each other. our just a moment here on our international when we return in just about a minute or so i will give an update on hurricane amah. 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 created a middle class out of church members like a 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 frickin middle class but point mining because. as long as you run support still the intel international community should say to run this is not acceptable you should still find on this ng still spoke to me since ballots hamas. will be doing the place but this is something that i believe israel should see too good or we draw some schools we do all night it states the states and say ok it's not just you know small easily problem.
it's good to have you with us today for you and yours a new york times article has claimed to reveal another technique used by the russians to sway american elections and i generally russian ball swear created fake accounts to pay for political adverts and to spread anti clinton messages on twitter and facebook sees that michael frost santiago takes a closer look. what you're proving has an army of internet trolls a legions of trolls that they have spread in program one messaging their problems mission was to hurt the us democratic process to hurt hillary clinton and undermine her presidency. facebook and twitter what turned into action and
deception and propaganda russia's fingerprints hundred its own even thousands of fake accounts. mr putin's denials of question many have been cool. mr putin interfere in the twenty sixteen election put him self ordered the attacks gave his cyber experts broad direction. 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 plotline 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 as 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 no need to do better than that if they want to sell this to hollywood 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 that ip addresses 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 zero zero zero well the title was so promising but it turned out to be the same old story with nothing proven and nothing tangible we go r.t. . facebook recently changed his view on alleged interference and influence leading some to question the credibility of us allegations right after the us elections c.e.o. mark zuckerberg said it was crazy to think that fake news could have influenced the outcome of the us presidential election you know personally i think the idea that. fake news on facebook which you know it's a very small amount of the content. influence that what the election anyway i think
is pretty crazy idea right and it's. you know voters make decisions based on their lived experience facebook claimed it was unaware of any paid ads designed to meddle in elections then on wednesday the company said that it had found three thousand suspicious. however the company refuses to release any of the alleged russian ads that it found and at the very same time google says it hasn't found any evidence of suspected targeted ad campaigns. we spoke to historian arabs wise things these allegations are ridiculous. facebook earned sixty six billion dollars from advertising just last year alone and be a legit campaign is it true your campaign with one hundred thousand dollars obviously that could not have swayed an election anywhere except maybe in
a small town in an presidential campaign there are hundreds of millions of dollars that are spent no one in the government or it takes work 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 the other like it's not even worth presenting at all all of the allegations are so brave the special counsel who's investigating to try to find a reason to have the president impeached is looking into everything that he can. the state of me and maher is facing condemnation from muslims over its failure to stop violence against the country's persecuted row hinch a religious minority pakistan afghanistan russia and other countries with
a significant muslim population are among those protesting the years long religious oppression in me and one of the country's government claims it's only trying to establish peace in the country by fighting terrorists. the reputation of the country's de facto leader unsung suchi is suffering because of the alleged genocide of the ro hinge a minority she previously earned a global respect for promoting democracy in the country and even won the nobel peace prize for her nonviolent advocacy for human rights and with the situation concerning me and mars rover muslim minority escalating activists are now calling for unsung suchi to be stripped of her nobel prize however the organization who provided the award claimed that the. prize cannot be revoked according to the rules and has a look at how the prestigious award can sometimes be politically motivated. the noble 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 the prize did not have the positive effect for obama they were might have hoped his passion in the u.s. another contentious choice is the european union the bloc 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 saw spike in terror attacks two hundred nineteen happened that year in the e.u. member states also in twenty twelve some european countries were engulfed in mass protests against the sterett in measures the bloc had imposed the same year the syrian rescue group the white helmet was nominated for the award that's despite its members being alongside almost a terrorist and even at 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. nobel 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 of the people that chose one of the ones that you mentioned today on sun suchi the reason why she's deserve the prize is she says she worked for years and years in a nonviolent way to change a country i don't think her actions to today are that of a nobel peace prize winner but i certainly don't think that you should take the prize away. these pictures from the international space station of hurricane which is now made landfall in cuba and is heading for florida it's one of the most powerful atlantico ocean hurricanes in recorded history officials are warning of a large scale catastrophe the storm has been battering the caribbean islands leaving a trail of devastation claiming at least twenty lives. well
let's show you some live pictures right now some live satellite pictures of hurricane you can see the position where cuba has essentially taking a beating and the hurricane is now inching west northwest up to central florida the governor of that state has told everyone and that is more than a million people to get out of the disaster zone details now with our correspondent marina portnoy. 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 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 fill up quickly so you need to go. continues to be a threat that 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 kick. 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 all of those people that are trying to evacuate many are succeeding many are failing we heard from some that were 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 in my entire ammonites so i just thought it might be you know safe for me to get out because i have never been in this before and i just want to get out everyone is being warned every hour that irma will be ferocious when she hits florida. meanwhile mexico is dealing with a tropical storm it's feared they'll be dangerous flash floods and mudslides on top
of that mexico is reeling from the most powerful earthquake it suffered in a century which claimed at least sixty one lives mexico's president has declared three days of mourning to one of the victims of the devastating earthquake the eight point two magnitude shock was felt by fifty million people and flattened large areas in the south of the country the mexican army has been mobilized for a massive rescue operation with an unknown number of people still trapped on the collapsed buildings we understand around two hundred million people with temporary left without power. but we'll keep you updated here on r.t. international in the various weather systems worldwide this weekend for the meantime though your weekend headlines continue in about.
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