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larry. we can all middle of the room sit. in the stories that shaped the way britain's fifth terror attack this year sees thirty people injured in a bomb blast in the london underground a second man is now under arrest. going fires a ballistic missile over japan after the international community hits north korea with sanctions and. i i think that the french president's proposed labor reforms triggered violent protests and nationwide strikes they've been described as a declaration of war against workers' rights.
hello the latest news and look back at what's been happening over the last seven days to me watching a weekly here on r.t. international he's back friday did see london hit by another terror attack in which an explosion on a cheap train injured thirty people the metropolitan police confirmed a few hours ago that a second man is now under arrest a twenty one year old in west london on saturday officers detained and eighteen year old man while an improvised explosive device went off inside a cheap train on eight twenty in the morning local time the blast caused panic and the stampede with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting now from west london his and to see a chalk. 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. following the van
attack on westminster bridge they put up 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 to men was shouting grand run so we all piled off the train and just ran 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. to transition we
have to jump and go into the steve jumping into of 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 flying that anybody. can do anything like that we're not taking the subway like let's take a less 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 party london. well the u.k. this sunday did produces national threat level from critical to severe and that means an attack is now not thought to be imminent but still is highly likely we spoke to journalist and political commentator martin summers and he says the official level does not always actually reflect the seriousness of the threat. in the past they have been manipulated in this country and elsewhere political means
so for example in the run up to the iraq war in two thousand and three there was a big security alert heathrow which many people believe was part of the war mongering of the governments of the of the day and of course in the u.s. this constant shifting of the level of terror threats is used as a part of the political theater surrounding this whole war on terror and everything goes with it one presumes from the if they've reduced the terror threat than they've they've got reason to do that but of course we don't necessarily always trust the government sells about these things meanwhile the capitals may in the past and said living with the threat of terrorism is something that londoners have to accept. you won't succeed if you want to fight us we will be cowered by terrorists.
you will see over the next few days i mean creased number of. across. the attempts to make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together . and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of armed officers. that is will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days no reason to be a long road. to be any. longer
as we'll see an increased number of visible police officers. now it's been another 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 the harsh original draft prepared by the u.s. was renegotiated to seal the vote washington had wanted a full oil and natural gas embargo against north korea but the final resolution 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 and the u.s. president was not impressed by the compromise at the u.n. . 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 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 dip on the roller coaster and saying that every week it with the war record goes up very high than that maybe this some conciliatory talk some cooperation some diplomacy and then
more threats of military force we don't know what the next step is going to be could be that the real question is going to be when do we actually get to a diplomatic track that allows both sides to step down. well after washington's calls for new sanctions north korea did carry out a missile test on friday according to the south 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 test carried out a few weeks ago the missile flew straight over japan triggering an alert on hokkaido island although not everybody in japan feels threatened by the launch. i don't feel like japan is their target is 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 good because we won't have to go to school. we waste changing
around taking it seriously south korea to react to friday's missile test with a military trail near the border with the north and to lead the south korean president threaten pyongyang with quote destruction beyond recovery he did rule stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us that washington should let the cream lead is sold to 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 to 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 prevent of war is aggression and that i don't know why. the french presence labor reform plan to achieve this month peaceful least on change day with nationwide strikes and hundreds of rallies protests in paris to see with projectiles and flares being threatened. yes that's right out of her. opponents of
the labor force to say they favor employers over limit compensation for unfair dismissal and also reduce the power of unions boyko courts not from powers. one of the big newspapers here in france will miss him i know my son's christening old these are the biggest street protests to take place in front ever since he was elected president earlier this year and people here are very unhappy about the labor laws that he wants to implement saying he wants to shake up the job market and make it easier to hire and fire personnel he thinks not full time is up and leave high unemployment rate here in front. of the rates in the u.k. and germany a trade union scale are dead set against the changes and they have come out in full force hitting the streets in the past sounds and in paris today in order to say no
to michael micron's plan for changes to the law now this is being seen as a bit of a litmus test because i know my one team spent a lot of the summer trying to placate some of the smaller trade unions nevertheless today's demonstration has been organized by the largest trade union and we've been speaking to people what the french railway network to add traffic controllers even people who watch as comedians in cars it comes as old it was wi fi you can choose. that they believe that they represent the likes of the employés in fun i'm not really take a listen to what they had to say. so this lowers anti social because it's. good but at the wall i will say this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work doesn't give privileges in both the public and the private sector we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement should they fall thanks
eighteen million workers the majority of all french workers will significantly limit their rights and make it easier to find people even when it's not justified that. it's about to low which is harmful for us this would leave us without any more guarantees of money and not one major bit about last week when he told the people that have. remained and i will be absolutely determined to do that i will not yield in any way not to slack because you are not cynics not to extremists. to get the kids today to protest against macron and his policies which undermine the very existence of the workers from full spirit is this movement is necessary it is the response of the french people who are protecting their right.
to positively houston take sun. and he was all about that later on looking foolish in it only. because it all play so much of city he's only thinking about it for me to put. it made it clear he's also been able to. well you know if. i don't know what i'm going to face private health care at home and the president who is determined to push those three days that he has a strong mandate in order to implement that he has gotten off to the french caribbean you know if you feel with the fallout you have hurricane. we have this down between the pro-business president coming to power wanting to shake
on the job market mounds the trade union. of the last of which we're not seeing. the plan. what. we. said just a few months into my presidency his approval ratings have already now use dived to talk to paul smith an expert in french politics at the u.k.'s nottingham university does believe it's too early to tell if macro will be able to push through his reforms it's the same as we've seen over the last ten years the trade union movement or least parts of it in for all its likes to mobilize people and this is. these these changes all right a call but i think what we need to what we need to look at very carefully is just how many people really want this test is being seen as what today is being seen as is a test of the strength of opposition i'd also the strength of one of the trade unions
which the main trade union that called the action it really remains to be seen whether over the months to come whether this government on like it's pretty decisive is able not only to talk the talk but to to walk the walk and that's to say to deliver the reforms it wants to deliver sciri media reporting that a dozen civilians have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in a war torn dearest all province we'll have a look at that story and get reaction to you just after the break. seemed wrong. to me. to shape out just because i took it and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just a look for common ground. the
international community continues li emphasize about one zero or united iraq he does as a slogan maybe an approach will for the politicians but in reality on the ground iraq is not one and the record was united and years kurds are not the ones to be blamed what is happening in the rest of iraq under the direct wrong direction is that iraq has gone through. again now syrian media reporting at the moment that at least twelve civilians have been killed by u.s. led coalition air strike and did israel province we contacted the u.s.
central command for clarification and it says that the strikes targeted i saw him for structure with more now from syria his motor gas the. the u.s. led air strike in question. is remaining strongholds in syria. to the south of. apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve. of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. coalition they responded saying that they did indeed carry out. which. they have no information regarding civilian casualties but they're investigating they usually do happen hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a. tactic to surround themselves with. isis. make sure the point
to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield that. shield. the u.s. led coalition jets. if there are. often that isn't the case three weeks ago. told me that they expect to dig up as many as five thousand. hours of the rubble out of. the city of mosul. joins us good evening thanks for coming on tonight. another us.
is the strong evidence to think. one thing is for sure. in particular. has been very troublesome with regards to u.s. airstrikes and the history of if you go back almost a year ago the killed almost one hundred syrian soldiers as well and this is been happening more consistently over the last six seven months unfortunately we saw on the first of september and rocco's well a mosque compound was hit it's a mixture of bad intelligence and of course isis in the terrorists use innocent civilians. as human shields makes it very difficult to pinpoint targets is there a feeling that more can be done to protect civilians in the fight against deisel because from what you say there's always. the street if you want to call it that while they use human shields what more can we do. we were the best thing is to have proper cooperation and coordination with the syrian government and the russian
military because syrian army is on the ground in there is are and they've been fighting isis for more than three years and they finally brought to see joe a week or so ago and they have the best intelligence at the moment the americans do not cordon strikes with the syrian ground forces and there also needs to be more cooperation with the russians on this because if you look at the deescalation zones that's only between russia turkey and iran the u.s. isn't party to that and the last u.s. signs onto that and cordon it with the syrian government and the syrian military unfortunate events like this will happen because the groups the americans back invariably turn out to be terrorists in syria almost preventing the u.s. coalition then from cooperating on a greater scale what what might they be afraid of. i think unfortunately they're boxed in by their own gretry of six years of failing policy in syria or the back the wrong side and now it's obviously been proven that the majority of the groups
fighting in syria against the government are terrorists and i think it's a mixture of ego it's a mixture of confusion and of course there's a lot of pressure in the white house to cooperate. to draw cooperation of russian president trump himself said he wanted cooperation with russia before he came in but then he's been dogged by allegations but i think the regional countries like turkey they've realized they need to work with the russians so the iranians in some of the european countries as well so to end this war and to limit casualties and tragic events like this. need to be lead to. mistakes need to be corrected one need to work with the syrian government and the russian military ok camel it we'll leave it there was good to get your thoughts though on this that was military analyst thank you. you're watching r c international let us how we can looks fine i will back with more use in just.
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welcome to terrorism has been on a clinically declared as the scorch of our times a phenomenon worth the wavering condemnation and the live action but when it comes to the practicalities of fighting terrorism do all members of the international community really practice what they preach to discuss that i'm now joined by. their
ordinator of the united nations. monitoring team mr sions it's such a great pleasure talking to you thank you very much for. me now your security expert who is dedicated to fighting something that is not really defined in international law because there is no universally agreed upon definition of terrorism doesn't that leave you in the position of when you have to fide a label a terrorist brand rather than thing and then the such well see the interesting aspects about the security council work on that i've been prizing on the sanctions is that it has taken that position not to define terrorism but to tell the world. so all of you have sanctions against seventy five plus exchanges pretty much in a daily basis groups around the world that. action us being connected. so there you have your political field of the internationally agreed groups that are terrorists
but the missions do you know better than i did that. they all qaeda ideology sometimes espoused by groups that do not call themselves been a fact in syria we had a number of efforts by an al qaeda affiliate to rebrand itself without any doctrinal changes and specifically to sort of distance itself from the al qaeda title so again how are you going to define who is all qaeda and who is not no it's more than the ideology and in fact most of the groups on the sanctions list i'm not called what for example is on the sanctions list the terror. the sanctions so if the definition that gets you on the list is number one you need to take concrete action in support off on behalf of in the name of al-qaeda so it is about active engagement on recruitment on getting money on or curing rep or on supporting in any actual process for example if you are seeking acts of measures. targeting
civilians killing innocent people in the name of let's say some religious ideology but do not associate yourself with al-qaeda that you are not branded as terrorists not in this sanctions regime right saw days of course the second part of the un the counter-terrorism committee that deals with all forms of terms but i'm advising you to particular regime that actually takes concrete action under chapter seven and did the international cream and is to limit the action for now on all groups that are in somewhat way connected to isis or al-qaeda now i heard you say in a previous interview that what binds these people together is a common ideology and personal relationships and. if you look for example at the arms groups armed groups in syria. most of them espouse is the missed and violently islamist ideology of violent in the sense that they're using violence to advance their ideology i wonder at what point does violent islam is a big.