tv News Weekly RT September 17, 2017 9:00am-9:30am EDT
in the stories that shaped the week britain's fifth terror attack this year alone thirty people injured in a bomb blast the london underground a second man is now. also ahead. after the international community hits north korea with further sanction. russian submarine strike isel targets around the syrian city of. peace talks between the country's government position result in a breakthrough agreement. with
the top stories from the past seven days on right up to the moment of elements as well this is the weekly r t international law and welcome friday saw london hit by another terror attack in which an explosion on a chub train injured thirty people the metropolitan police confirmed a few hours ago that a second man is now under arrest a thirty twenty one year old excuse me in west london on saturday officers detained an eighteen year old man an improvised explosive device went off inside a chub train on a twenty in the morning local time the blas calls public on the stump paid with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting from west london here sounds to see a church and. yet another terrorism related. incident in the u.k.
a twenty seventeen pandemic of terror with this now the fifth and every attack demands more security measures and public vigilance crowded guard. following the van attack on westminster bridge they put up a concrete barriers to prevent a similar salt earlier this month london's metropolitan police came up with another measure to stop the vehicles targeting large crowds steel spikes road mats to be rolled out a big events but just days after the announcement london was hit by different kind of attack the weapon this time was concealed in a simple plastic bag and bucket and left on the tube during rush hour cordoned off behind me is the area where the fifth terror related incident to shake the u.k. in recent months took place early friday morning in a train topped with commuters were a homemade device partially detonated commuters described the scene as a stampede with people running for their lives just what is lost in memory of the baby in the car with the mom a man was shot in grand run so we'll piles off the train and just run for our lives
we were literally running for our lives and i saw for a second i'm about to jump over what old boy like but the other choice asian with a beautiful bump and go into the steve jumping into over another terror attack has slipped by the authorities but the location this time has left many shocked and questioning where they go from here is the following that anybody. can do anything like that we're not taking this that way like let's take let's walk it's kind of scary as authorities investigate this latest incident to see what should and could have been done the attackers seem to be one step ahead creating a new unnerving and unpredictable norm and a party london. the year ago with america said doug living with the threat of terrorism is something londoners just have to accept.
you won't succeed but you want to fight us we will become terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean chris number. across. the attempts to. make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. and. they continue to be visible patrols around. which include the deployment of. will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few
days no reason to be a long. road but. he. will see an increased number of peaceable police. another big story of the week. or week of standoff over north korea on monday the u.n. security council passed a resolution on new sanctions after pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month although the original draft prepared by the u.s. was renegotiated to see live vote washington had wanted a full oil. embargo against north korea but the final resolute. imposed only a cap on the country's exports the original draft also demanded a travel ban and an asset freeze against the north korean leader but that didn't
make it into the final draft either and the us president was not impressed by the compromise the united nations. we think it's just another very small step. not a big deal rex and i were just discussing. not big i don't know but has any impact but certainly it was nice to get a fifteen to nothing vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen well it's certainly disturbing to hear these words from donald trump in the aftermath of a vote at the u.n. security council at this point we're hearing u.s. leaders again talking harshly about more sanctions sanctions against russia sanctions against china if china doesn't follow these sanctions we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the u.s. and international dollar system and that's quite meaningful in the aftermath of a resolution being passed unanimously at the u.n.
security council and what many saw as a victory for diplomacy the words that we heard from u.s. leaders on the floor of the security council were rather diplomatic we are not looking for war the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return if it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future if it proves it can live in peace the world will live in peace with. the latest sanctions imposed by the u.n. security council a result of the heinous u.s. attempts to isolate and suffocating country. place in violation of us over and that's why we totally reject and condemn these sanctions many people whose hopes had really been raised for peace and diplomacy being victorious while those hopes are starting to dampen the are starting to be some some fear that perhaps once again we are in the danger of a global conflict or some kind of war breaking out in the crisis in the korean
peninsula could be once again intensifying this is just another on the roller coaster and saying that every week it with the war record goes up very high than that maybe this conciliatory talk some cooperation some diplomacy and then more threats of military force we'll go with the next step is going to be the real question is going to be when do we actually get to a diplomatic track that allows us to step down. after washington's calls for new sanctions north korea carved out a missile test on friday according to the site korean military the projectile reached an altitude of seven hundred seventy kilometers and traveled almost five times that distance before falling into the ocean and just like the tests carried out a number of weeks ago the missile flew right over to pan triggering alerts on ok to island however not everyone in japan felt threatened by the launch. but to be frank i don't feel like japan is their target their target is the u.s.
that's why the missiles are just pressing on with japan and i don't think north korea will drop directly on us and say. it's a missile destroyer of strength good because we have to go to school. we were. taking it seriously. or south korea reacted to friday's missile test with a military drill near the border with the north and although the south korean president threaten p.r. young with quote destruction beyond recovery the rule died stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us washington should let the korean leaders resolve the crisis themselves. why couldn't we encourage and get behind saying look south korea we encourage you to talk to north korea and see if you're going to sit down maybe united states and china could both be observers or something and they get it moved on but not for us constantly stir up trouble by having our military confrontation
about building up and having these war games what are these war games where are they practicing you know is so unnecessary and confrontational and it doesn't mean that if we didn't have war games that we would give up something on our defense our side has to worry about the bush doctrine which tries to you know make it our official policy that you need to have preventive war well preemptive preventive war is aggression and that i don't lie. spain's rest of region of cuss lumia so a million people turned out in support of independence on monday and ahead of its referendum in two weeks time emotions have been running high throughout the week and leaders there say that a photo is choose independence will be declared within forty eight hours.
i. thought. well a national government is vehemently opposing the push for independence this by significant local support and hundreds of council officials gathered on saturday in a clear show of defiance against the trade route days earlier more than seven hundred discovered they face prosecution by the government for supporting the independence vote spanish authorities have already shut done the separatists official website although it has since moved to a new domain. well when catalonia held its first symbolic referendum in twenty fourteen again the authorities in madrid were not happy. that the vote comes to choose and even threaten to kick the legendary barcelona football team of league of the national league but it didn't deter me as leaders or dent their popularity then
after a pro independence party secured a majority in council only as parliament it insisted that region would secede anyway in turn in march madrid all the pressure and even barred castle on officials from holding public office for organizing the referendum. so why does spain fear the vote well there are a number of reasons let's take a look at some of them in catalonia if it goes its own way spain would lose almost seventy percent of its territory on the richest part. it would also lose over seven million of its population in other words a fifth of its tax earnings twenty percent of exports would go round a quarter of all spain's tourists in addition incidentally capitally has a third of all spain's olympic medalists well over the past few years supporters of separatism have been pushing their message through colorful headline grabbing
rallies. to make things worse for sprains leaders as many as forty percent of calculations are in favor of independence according to the latest polls one we spoke to say xmen grades treatment of council lumia shoes polished democracy is no linkage. if you look at what this person with that is to mask i think it's very sad it's more than just indignation to see the democratic the generation of the spanish state and this
feels bad this is what we regret most of all but that's all we are calm we have a lot of work to do in the minister palates and we'll continue working for the people that's what is important for us the my jury two of the members of the parliament of the council on the on the bottom and i in favor of thinking that the nuns eighty percent of the catalan six and shape is in favor of their referendum of sovereignty i mean a show to ask. if they want or not but that they were doing that referendum by without despondence a state because that's what we don't do it unilaterally because we want to hide anything. they keep all for in the span it's a state to negotiate and to be forced to dissipate in these democratic exercise but it's up to them more of the week's top news after this.
when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. sixty minutes into the program welcome back the syrian army has reached the euphrates river key strategic point as groups battle for control of water supplies in the country government forces clear died islamic state from two more districts in the southeast of the city of interest or earlier this week the russian navy supporting the syrian military had a number of terrorist targets close to the city. russia's defense ministry sais that. communications posts as well as i mean nation depo is
were destroyed seven cruise missiles were launched on thursday from two submarines stationed in the mediterranean after injuring three years of terror starvation ongoing fighting in terrorist war locals are nonetheless trying to bring some normality to their lives. yet. and i do. not mean. i mean. i never had the idea that i want to. exclude it so to come i don't. know but he fought back.
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goes on to say about moscow had no information that u.s. backed forces were fighting eisold they're there for the question remains or if they were hit by a russian strike. meanwhile the latest round of syria peace talks in cows extend the seen a breakthrough agreement on deescalation zones which could finally provide some peace in the war ravaged country the government tours of the peace settlement russia iran turkey signed a document marking the greeks of the final deescalation zone in the province in northwest syria that's on top of the already implemented zones elsewhere in the country and while there is still much to be done to unite all the countries forces in the struggle against terrorism russia's special envoy for syria is coarsely optimistic. we consider the establishment of the deescalation zone will still be a major milestone it has served as the light at the end of the tunnel for the syrian people and made them feel more secure it gives hope for progress in the near
future. well north he documentary team has been to the very heart of the battle to retake another syrian city of iraq to hear firsthand accounts from the people fighting to repel the tour a group. of iraq is now surrounded by democratic forces which consists mainly of kurdish militias the clashes are ongoing as the terrorists are still in control of several of the locks on the city it was a tough program to make as the documentary director explain to us. when we went to make this film we had no idea what we're going to come across we had literally no idea. what. we were attacked several times there were snipers usually so the main problems
around iraq are snipers and mines and the drones the little drones that isis sons with a little grenades so they drop the grenade and. there is actually one that attacked us while we were not even on operation yet we were about to go to a british. grenade exploded in midair. so it dropped from it didn't calculate the height so if it fell lower would be done. the most shocking story was one that happened when it got to be morning and when everything got to be peaceful and all of a sudden someone showed up with a huge sword and started beating random things isis just executed just through a few minutes or maybe an hour ago. his three kids all of
a sudden maybe two minutes later we heard screaming and he just started running into a space just started running there without a rifle just as if with a sword. strikes from the americans because they're probably sold them on satellite so they were isis. you know as one of the medics said that we were filming. we are the only generation that will numbers thing we want to go back to the days when we were young. and it's true for more first time the cousins from one of the key battlegrounds in syria watch the full documentary here on our to international this coming monday. two children have been reunited with their relatives here in russia after being rescued from territory which was under control in iraq here at r.t. we launched a campaign called bring them home to help the authorities trace the orphans relations. that were found in mosul it's believed the youngsters immediate families
were killed in fighting there too traumatized to tell their stories but it's all about the boy who was rescued from the basement where he hid with his mother two brothers and sisters. in a baghdad orphanage when they arrived there a fortnight back. so you could feel that needs. to be a moment. that . is crucial and. i'm using right to do it all for you mama it's nice for mom. to go without the report for us when the children
arrive. both children were clearly traumatized cleaning to the adults there finally bringing them home a little usually kept touching her leg and at one point she lifted up her cat leg and you could see bandages and scars from when she was injured during her time in mosul now we learned a little bit more of young of long story was probably around nine years old he told those that he was with apparently that he was in the basement for a long period of time in mosul surrounded by other kids in terrible conditions and that it was constantly hearing the sounds of bombs falling. or lines father died separately and was in a basement with his mother two brothers and his sister he was the only one who survived that he sadly these two are just a few among many many children for no apparent list and alone far far away from home. on tuesday and over two children arrived at a baghdad orphanage after they were rescued from the iraqi city of tal afar which was recently liberated from islamist militants.
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