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seen as a joke. despite decades of america claiming it's. morning here in a very warm welcome to you from. inch by inch the syrian army backed by russia is advancing against islamic state in the province of dead. although each victory comes at a tough price the terrorists are fighting fiercely to retain their last strongholds in the region of the newly liberated village of witnessed a brutal battle. has been able to get first hand experience of the fighting
he followed the syrian army across the only bridge over the euphrates river in the area right to the front line he sent us this report. under a bright blue sky through devastated country across the euphrates over the only bridge in the entire province we came to the village of had less than a day ago this was part of the caliphate but no longer from what we were told the syrian army's fifth division did the heavy lifting here much of had has already been swept and cleared but not all it isn't like the movies doors rarely open at the first peek. then came the first warning might have. gotten any no no no. one will. tell you. he was right it wasn't one of the.
isis back up had arrived reinforced the jihad ists felt confident enough to pick a fight and we weren't in a good place the syrian army responded quickly but there was some confusion at first. then about a. there will never know how many. five hundred meters from hadleigh village isis is making it still. doesn't it dug in. behind that house over there. to. be harassing syrian troops what they're doing is they're driving around in circles using speed and distance as their protection taking potshots the other things i do
behind house driving out firing for. hiding back before the serious. with heavier weapons it isn't going to get the game very much but it's a harassing. it's keeping everyone today during the firefight one of the pickup trucks stopped. is one of the jihad ists briefly showing himself while spraying the way. with a clear targets out came the heavy of weapons. it was a nice try again. the scrap isis lost but everything you just saw was shot within the span of
a single day in one village with a small unit these scenes being repeated. across the front hundreds of kilometers wide more i'd get. from how to syria. terror have left lives devastated as we found russian speaking children stranded in the baghdad all for sure believed to have been taken to iraq by their radicalized parents however some of them are now preparing to be reunited with their families back home. the leader has signed a declaration for independence although took a step back from adopting it in the hope of opening dialogue with madrid. that the butler we ask for a mandate to declare catalonia an independent state. responsibly
with all due respect i ask parliament to suspend the declaration of independence so that in the coming weeks we can undertake a dialogue. the speech that the president of catalonia made today is a speech of a person who does not know where he is where he is going and with whom he wants to go the catalan regional government cannot display the results of the referendum because it was an illegal act a fraudulent one and without the minimum guarantees took some time though for the cattle and leader to deliver his long anticipated speech.
thousands of people have been patiently awaiting what the council and leader was going to say gathering on the streets to watch a big screen over the speech only deepen the confusion at the local population about where the region now stands. and i see your church going to has been following developments for us in boston. following this highly anticipated speech here in barcelona that really the country as well as madrid and the rest of the european union were watching with bated breath we have to keep in mind that pressure was quite high for madrid to make sure catalonia doesn't go ahead with
independence day well i say to people that they should be absolutely assured that the government is going to block any. action that might be expressed to. disagree with the law but you cannot disobey the law if you disobey the law to become. the president of the governments of those the governors of cuts alone. so the police themselves with the constitution it's going to be interesting to. see all of those people that came out to vote in support of. course if you remember it was ninety ninety percent of the electorate that voted for catalonia to wave spain good buy. did support that if you would now they're reacting given this big breakthrough of independence didn't actually take place here tonight you know you're going to get a kind of a million i think you should have declared independence because now he says he wants done like but good morning his ask the spanish government like seventeen times and every time the doors have been closed so i believe today he would finally
declare rates and i'm a bit disappointed he stated that he didn't take this step forward that everybody wanted we understand he wants dialogue but catalonia has spoken and he wanted independence. i'm still very happy because it means soon what he said will be carried out and it looks like in the end catalonia will finally be independent after so long that's what we need but you know. i want independence i don't want anything to do with spain my ancestors wanted it but were forced to be spanish if i ever can say that my nationality is catalan i'll be very happy. many pro independence supporters couldn't hold back their emotions as the speech was being delivered with many seen crying or some even screamed as they vented their anger at the announced delay a key player in the catalan parliament the c.u. of the party talked of betrayal. we believe that today was the day to soundly
declare a catholic republic and we probably missed an opportunity. parliament member who was an observer of the referendum he believes the capital and president has caved in to immense pressure. well i think it is the peers are more this is a very difficult. situation they've been you know a notice president of for a war say that both of political parties are from. and also the european union but there's a financial presence to the make of these declaration about to develop this as a catalyst that was expecting that kind of international derivation which is not a cop and without this in their sort of he did a version of the cover to face this party state mothery and mother it is much more a bottle full of the. government. as they are here in moscow
a horrific terror plot to machine gun law enforcement officials and take hostages has been foiled in france and the alleged plotters are two inmates suspected of being radicalized behind bars once again highlighting fears of homegrown extremism what was revealed on monday night obviously highlights the urgency of the situation the truth aspects were due to be released from a prison south of paris when police intercepted phone communications between the pair and alleged islamic state militants in syria both were behind bars for offenses unrelated to terrorism more than two hundred forty people have died in terror attacks in france in just the past two years the latest incident took place this month and two people were stabbed to death in marsay by an alleged islamic state group sympathizer it is prompting questions as to whether or thorough he's missed a crucial signs that could have stopped those attacks. ok i think they're trying to
do what they can but usually public politics in france. on not following the two main questions which is first the following policy question and second cultural question and if we do don't understand that will face a true system which is trying to fight against even what civilization and quality between man and woman on the fact that children shouldn't work and the respect of the human body we won't understand what we already had waits for terror attacks and we sent these people to jails and within the jails they did that he's trying to. preach radicalism within all the jails and we have also this phenomenon the phone people were not within the muslim culture before but who converted themselves to that kind of radical islam. the u.s.
u.k. relationship has always been branded as special one after another american and british leaders made sure to stress how important and strong it was however a former adviser to barack obama has revealed it was all seen as one big joke orly point that picks up the story repeat something long enough and people will believe that the relationship between america and britain will remain strong our relationship is very special special relationship exists between our two nations people forge friendships together that is what makes this relationship special i hope to have a good relationship with them has a he has been a special relationship it was very important for us to mention the special relationship in every press conference that we had when the u.k. were here but really we laughed about it behind the scenes. nowadays on both sides of the pond the phrase special relationship is rarely outed without
a generous dose of irony some say that started with the bromance between these two is something maybe that you some personal interest that you have in common maybe in religion or somehow art or music we both. graced tony blair as support for the u.s. led invasion of iraq and him the unsavory nickname of bush's poodle america was less reciprocal in its loyalty though when bush's success so weighed in on the u.k.'s brags that referendum in twenty six there might be a. u.k. u.s. trade agreement is not going to happen in time soon and you could be. in the back of the queue in a glossy magazine interview the same month barack obama gave david cameron a dressing down for his handling of the libyan intervention. i had more faith in the europeans given libya's proximity being invested in the follow up david cameron
soon stopped paying attention becoming distracted by a range of other things twenty seventeen ushered in a new jew as the figureheads of the world's most famous long distance relationship keen to prove it specialness to reason may was for us to visit the newly inaugurated donald trump q some awkward hand-holding and yet more talk of friendship we have one of the great bonds we pledge a lasting support to this most special relationship but according to reports donald trump's promise to prioritize a trade deal with the u.k. was broken just days later when the german chancellor angela merkel convinced him to deal with the e.u. first and just last month the u.s. didn't shy away from slapping heavy import tariffs on bomb body a jets made in northern ireland after a complaint from u.s.
company boeing and basically disappointed by this news of hugely important to northern ireland in terms of the jobs the time special relationship was immortalized by winston churchill but over seventy years down the line the rhetoric and the reality don't seem to match and that makes it increasingly prone to ridicule no particular special before it might have pain i think it's going to be sour and now everyone is like almost going on their own way they'll do all they want to do regardless of what we want to do there are elements of fragments of what was once a special relationship in defense of his skin water and waters and depending on who's in charge of the two camps and it's very wide at the moment it's complicated . it is out international thanks for joining us so far for your world news so we're tying the iceland has. qualified for the twenty eighteen football world cup for the first time in its history and that story and much more after the break.
apply to many clubs over the years so i know the game inside. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch to the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the shaper money kill the narrowness and spend each year to twenty million. it's an experience like nothing else because i want to
share what i think what i know about the beautiful game like great so what will chance for. peace. i see joining us for your years at the cia has declassified details on and off a militant who was tortured and died in a us prison in that region he was accused of being part of an extremist organization that had forty against the soviet union before signing a peace deal with the government in kabul. american investor guides. the group was founded in the one nine hundred seventy s. and enjoyed western aid and funding as it was one of the major militant groups fighting the soviets in afghanistan. in one nine hundred eighty five they were even
invited to meet president reagan in the white house. decades later the group suspected member of the working man was confined to the notorious cia black sites known as salt pit to provide an understanding of salt while thirty three of its workers have been court martialed and over fifty five have been reprimanded for mistreating police upon arrival to salt pit and was immediately subjected to what the cia calls enhanced interrogation techniques.
fourteen years after response death in prison has been signed a peace agreement with the afghan government subsequently the un removed the group's leader and cool but then hekmatyar from its list of designated terrorists hekmatyar was then pardoned and allowed to return to couple from exile really shook hands with the country's current and former presidents learning praising the u.s. we consider this step clear evidence of the afghan government's commitment to restoring peace and stability in afghanistan which will ultimately benefit the afghan people the united states government and the united states military are willing to partner with absolutely anyone if it looks convenient and useful even if
only in the short term the decisions of the us government in terms of allies are completely re all politics they are not consistent or moral or based on any sort of standard i'm not sure the u.s. government is tired of the war in afghanistan the united states public is sick and tired of the war in afghanistan the world is sick and tired of the war in afghanistan and god knows the people of afghanistan who've been through a disastrous wars by the soviet union by their own warlords and by the united states and its allies have had more than enough but i don't think that the. states is making any clear moves to get out so husbands want to experience every phase of the u.s. foreign policy cycle making its way from allies to enemies to allies again and gold mine was just unfortunate enough to be captured during the organizations and in the face. russian speaking children who had been left stranded in the baghdad often
that's a. little . film of children in the back that orphanage an appeal for help to trace their relatives back in russia since then a number how can identify but others still need help if you recognize any of the children in the footage or perhaps know someone who might please contact us via the e-mail you see at the bottom of your screen. well it is a day of national pride for iceland after the country qualified for the world cup the first time in its history that soft of a team beat cause of zero to nil. crowds
across iceland celebrated by country booking its first placed in next year's finals in russia it's the smallest nation ever to reach the championship has a population of less than four hundred thousand people. well iceland's prime minister revealed to form a footballer stan collymore the secret of just how his tiny nation surprised the pundits and defy the odds. how did you feel as prime minister of the the smallest nation ever to qualify for the faith local well i'm i'm i'm just simply extremely
proud. on behalf of the players and on behalf of all eyes on this who i've been following the body closely for a long time now. probably this is the way i feel if you really what cards you can achieve amazing things and that is for me the most valuable thing investments in. pitches cheese coaches pitches at schools it's now bearing fruit this is no miracle this is something that happened a decade or so ago and it's now i'm still it's a produce it's not just about professional football as people the already enjoying their sports and always learned is a is a huge sport sense and yeah off official turf is what we have introducing now and it's been happening over a long long period of what the collapse of doing for the kids straight out of school the gold go to clubs on they can use the facilities and see what is
happening in the social life is also reflected by their. participation in different sports when i was growing up there was this one note to all those girls that's good practice in simon england football now my girl is thirteen c. is in a club where that out forty fifty at her age old in my small town i believe you will not find anywhere in the world the same density of indoor football pitches and outdoor the best official grass as you will find in iceland associates wait to russia with loath you are you going to go the going to be lots of heads of states their prime ministers presidents will you be one of the tolls on a moscow wall so she'll simply be doing the hoop yes i'll be going to see wednesday for worldwide headlines here on r t. international approaching off last night now and wednesday morning we see.
what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to go right to be close beside them before three of them can't be good get. interested in the waters in the. city. los angeles the city of luxury and fame but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. the simple fact in l.a. is there's just not enough shelter even if people on the streets right now decided
to come in there's nowhere to come in it's been a struggle. this man found his own response to the problem and constructed dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing and nowhere to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept such solution. be house on a city parking space is not a solution. someone monitoring the site otherwise it will be a free for all there a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles going. on. you saw the credits tell you that every gossip the public has filed for. the off advertisements held on the