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we can all middle of the room see. the news. stories that shaped the week britain's fifty terror attack this year sees thirty people injured in a bomb blast on the london underground a second man is now under arrest. kyung yang fires a ballistic missile over japan after the international community hits north korea with the sanctions and also to come. out of. the french president's proposed labor reforms trigger violent protests and nationwide strikes they've been described as a declaration of war against workers' rights.
hello welcome the latest developments and a look back at what's been happening over the last seven days to watch the week here on r.t. international now we'll start with the news that a second man has been arrested in the u.k. in connection with friday's terror attack on the london underground which left thirty people injured an improvised explosive device went off inside a cheap train at eight twenty in the morning local time the blast cause panic understand paid with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting now from west london his and sissy 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 now that you are you. 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 a 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 or 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 and a man was shouting grab and 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 falls will light up the other trees asian with a beautiful bump 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 they 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 a hearty london. well earlier today the. national threat level from critical to severe means an attack is now not thought to be imminent although it is it is highly likely we spoke to. analyst and political commentator martin summers 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 polls of the
warmongering 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 that goes with this one presumes. that if they produce the terror threat than they do a reason to do that but of course we don't necessarily always trust the government sells about these things capitals mare in the past has said that living with the threat of terrorism is something that londoners just have to accept. you won't succeed but you want to fight us we will be cowered by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean creased number off. 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 has 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 although the harsh original draft prepared by the u.s. was renegotiated to see all of 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 either and the u.s. president was not impressed by the compromise. 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 suffocate how a 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're 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 this huge every week with the war where it goes up very high than than maybe this 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 the real question is going to be when do we actually get to
a diplomatic track that allows both sides to step down. well off to washington schools for new sanctions north korea did carry out a missile test on friday according to the south korean military the project reached an ounce cheat 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 strike panned triggering an alert on hokkaido although not everybody in japan seems to feel threatened by the launch. but to be frank i don't feel like japan is their target as their target is the u.s. that's why these are just pressing goals with japan and i don't think your career will drop directly on us to say. it's a missile destroyer strength good because we won't have to go to school. we were a student can around taking it seriously. well in response
south korea reacted to friday's missile test with a miniature room near the border with the north and a lady south korean president threatened appealing young with quote destruction beyond recovery he did through the stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us that washington should let the careen lead it's 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 they practicing and you know it's so unnecessary and 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. to prove rather boreas aggression that i don't like. the french presence labor reform plans which argue this month was forced on tuesday with nationwide strikes and hundreds of rallies protests in paris to turn violent city with projectiles from flares being threat. was. opponents of the labor forms to say they favor employers over workers limit compensation for unfair dismissal and also rejects the power of the unions with
more now from paris is. one of the big newspapers here in france and i know my son's christening over these all the biggest street protests to take place in front ever since he was elected president this year and people here are very unhappy about the labor law that he wants to implement he wants to shake up the job market and make it easier to hire and fire personnel he thinks. is ultimately unemployment rate here in front. of the rates in the u.k. and germany the trade unions are dead set against the changes and they have come out in full force hitting the streets in that sound in paris today in order to say no to manual micron's plans for changes to the law now this is being seen as
a bit of a litmus test because i know my own team spent a lot of the summer trying to placate some of the smaller trade unions here nevertheless today's demonstrations have been organized by the largest trade union and we've been speaking to people what the french railway network to air traffic controllers even people who watch as comedians in cars from all that was we've spoken to say that they believe that this law that was and the likes of the employers in france i know that the employees take a listen to what they had to say. this lowers anti social because it's reliable for workers. but. this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work doesn't give privileges in both the public and the private sectors we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement should all she do to draw for thanks eighty million workers the majority of french workers will significantly limit their
rights to make it easier to find people even when it's not justified. you know. it's about a war which is harmful for us this would leave us without any war guarantees among among one major bit about that last week when he referred told the people that in the. last three minutes and then it will be absolutely determined to do this i will not yield in any way not to slack because you're not cynics nuts are extremists. who are gathered here today to protest against macron and his policies which undermine the very existence of the workers from the spirit is this movement is necessary because the response of the french people who are protecting their rights .
the president was used to take signs as well and he was all about that later on the looking foolish in their own little bit was louis to be sure there's a devil pre-summit of city mombasa he's only thinking about it for me to put him in this will lead him to it made it clear he's also feel that even though he couldn't exclude it it will be with you know if. i don't vote and face the protests here at home and the president who is determined to push these those three he says he has a strong mandate in order to implement them he has doubts and often the french caribbean in order to deal with the holdouts who have a hurricane that says the protest am weak being billed as a showdown between the pro-business president who's come to power to shake up the job market hands the trade union movement he has the love stuff but she did not say
she stumbled upon for this little. boy love story of problems. over the next week. what is polly said there just a few months into the presidency his approval ratings have already knows dived dr paul smith an expert in french politics in the u.k. snorting in university does believe though it is too early to tell if matt crumb 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 part of it in for all its likes to mobilize people and this is. these these changes or 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 would also the strength of one of the trade unions 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. still ahead this hour here in r.t.c. media are reporting that a dozen civilians have been killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike and more toned it is all problems will have it he tells us get reaction to. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. preparation washington washington media the media the. voters elect a business to run this country business it. must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. international community continues lee emphasize about one zero or united iraq as
a slogan maybe an approach will of 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 for what is happening in the rest of iraq under the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through. again now syrian media are reporting that at least twelve civilians have been killed by u.s. led coalition air strike indeed it is all province we contacted the he central command for clarification and it says the strikes targeted i saw infrastructure. on
the sixteenth of september military forces. that engaged in. the u.s. air strike in question reported. this is remaining strongholds in syria. to the south of the strike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve. of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition. have no information regarding civilian casualties but they're investigating they usually do happen hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a new. video isis. make sure make a point to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield that. shield. u.s.
led coalition jets will avoid. if there are civilians around them but. that isn't the case three weeks ago in mosul told me that they expect to dig up as many as five thousand more bodies out of the rubble of destroyed buildings in the city of mosul. children. think tank focusing on syria and. claims that it did positions but i suppose that doesn't rule out civilian deaths. no it doesn't anymore at the time really when the syrians and the russians are establishing deescalation zones and there is
a huge drop in casualties or collateral damage as well and collateral casualties from civilians the americans seem really to be behind the curve in terms of the current trend and since the start of the operations in mosul time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to hit an isis or a target and then suddenly there is a huge massacre taking place and this is really hurting and reflecting negatively on the united states' efforts to you know establish its own project sort of the old regime protected regime in the eastern part of syria do you think there's much more they can do to protect civilians because then what we always hear the line don't mean that isis uses human shields unfortunately there's always going to be deaths or civilian deaths when the fighting i still do you feel as though they can actually improve their accuracy or prevent civilian deaths more than they are doing . well the classic line is that better intelligence will prevent or should prevent
civilian casualties and it tells you a little bit that they have less people on the ground probably less and less people who are willing to cooperate with them and tell them whether this. river crossing craft is one of civilians or something or the other way around. the issue is that the americans now are being perceived by the locals increasingly being perceived by the locals as a fruit rather than liberators. we've seen that this particular piece of news for example was broadcast by the syrian arab news agency and there is a bit of i would say competition but sort of the fog of war that's taking place at the moment in eastern syria to win the hearts of people who are now under the the. the occupation it's a city of dying or isis and tell them you know you should probably come to the syrian state once more or the americans would like to come and join us in this free
democratic party but we're doing alongside the kurds in northeastern syria so these sort of. news that is emphasized obviously by the syrian state because it is the syrian arab news agency santa who broadcast it it is being used to tell the people of the americans are of no good to you so you know these are only the occupiers who are really they couldn't care less about who's killed in the civilians so don't trust them and come back to you know to the state basically who inherits isis or in eastern syria now seems to be the game and america seems to be losing. on that point i mean tears or is an area where you have this sort of being squeezes it isn't it at the moment by sort of syrian government forces on one side when you have the u.s. led coalition on the other and we have seen the u.s. accusing russia now of bombing its positions too what are your thoughts on that it seems to be a dangerous situation even though there's one common enemy here there's always the
risk that the other sides could fire and hit each other. when it is a very dangerous situation because the the signals that we are getting from the american backed forces the syrian forces is that they seem to be interested in preventing the syrian army from crossing the euphrates now it is essential for the syrian army under syria to cross the euphrates in order to secure the main oil field between there is door and on the eastern back of the bradys and it seems that we've we've heard a hint today from russian military sources that the americans and you know syria accredit forces are not fighting any battles over there apparently they are gaining . land from dying by mutual consent which is a little bit weird and we've heard about you know. as the air force is being hit by syrian forward slash russian we don't know it was like three am in the morning.
airplanes and this also sends a message we need to understand this also as a message to the arabs who are being sort of seduced or you know you know. trying to be convinced by the americans to join with b.s. the you have the kurdish dominated militia to fight against the government now suddenly the government and the russians are telling them all if you go on with the americans that doesn't mean you will get ahead so this will also dent the american you know. attempts to to lure people into their sort of coalition and establish what he would like to describe as the democratic haven so it is a very tense situation over there but we will see it seems that the syrian army is willing they are showing all signs that they have the most you know they have the intent to cross the river and secure the oil fields and take it from there ok i am always good to get your thoughts thanks for the insights even as i were catherick
to this a think tank focusing on syria and also the middle east thank you thank you very much thank you for. now another news over a thousand russian orthodox christians marched through the outskirts of moscow on sunday to honor the memory of the grand duchess elizabeth if your daughter of honor of russia she was a humanitarian known for her acts of charity and work with the poor elizabeth was killed in one thousand nine hundred by the bolsheviks you throwing her and eight other royals into a mine shaft alive she was later canonized as a martyr many people that march in the russian capital say carrying crosses and portraits of the last russian. if you watch them watching weekly here in our see i'll be back with more for you in thirty five.
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