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if. i. i. another setback for islamic state is the syrian army liberates this is. one of the terror groups last strongholds in the east of the country plus as we review the week's biggest stories. the syrian army continues to repel eisel from the resort province our correspondent follows the troops as they free another village from the terrorists also to come this hour failed expectations and more uncertainty for spain catalonia president gives. you a signals on the region's independence and madrid orders him to clarify whether he's actually declared it or not and media manipulation exposed the sting operation
catches each even before he and his friend from the new york times revealing how they influence what you watch. but i welcome it's just turn two o'clock here in moscow you're watching r.t. on our look back at what's been happening over the last seven days but we'll start with the news that syrian government troops have liberated the eastern city from islamic state it's the latest blow to the terror group which is now being steadily pushed from the water on country.
thought it. was a good job because i think. that's a mark i. thank . you well each fiction does come at a very high human cost the terrorists are fighting fiercely to retain their last strongholds in the region that's what the village of have suffered this week on its way to being liberated more against the fall of the troops as they moved in to the village. 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 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 minute before you could. go to let me know and. you knew he was right it wasn't one of their as. isis back up had arrived we enforce 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. there who 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. try 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 thing hiding behind a house driving out firing for a little bit there. hiding back before the serious. with heavier weapons it isn't going to get again very much but it's a harassing kick in keeping everyone today during the fierce firefight one of the
pickup trucks stopped here is one of the jihadists briefly showing himself while spraying away on full otoh with a clear target out came the heavier weapons. it was a miss try again. this scrap i says last but everything you just saw was shot within the span of a single hour in one village with a small unit these scenes being repeated hourly across the front hundreds of kilometers wide more i guess dia. from hadleigh syria. now this week the catalan president suspended
a declaration of independence and called for dialogue with madrid the move prompted the spanish prime minister to demand clarification on whether independence had been officially declared or not. we asked for a mandate to declare catalonia an independent states. responsible with all due respect i asked parliament to suspend the declaration of independence so that's in the coming weeks we can undertake a dialogue. for the moment we formally require the custom government to confirm if it has declared independence of catalonia after the deliberate confusion created over whether it has come into effect. meanwhile people in catalonia have been left for astray by the confusion many. visibly affected while listening to the president's announcement and deeply disappointed at the end review it has given the cattle and president until monday then to clarify the situation adding he has three
days after that to drop the declaration if it's made and situation reports now from barcelona. was was you could see was. through their reach it was. that it is necessary to show rebellion i do not know if i'm dependence is the solution with this it demonstrates this half of the population is tied up with this independence will hurt both spayed and catalonia it took many years to make the country whole and to divide it just like that is absurd this particular square there screams big set up where no doubt this area is going to be like people in the hours to come preparing to listen to this crucial believe the problem is right there and we do know that because that leaders in their meeting with parliamentarians in the head of the
preparation of what's going to happen and people here despite this being a pro independence gathering really there's no certainty as of right now what exactly he's going to say was. look at a lot. of the super. bowl cut. but yet it's. i. can't begin to say the millions i think he should have declared independence because now he says he wants done like the good morning and has asked the spanish government like seventeen times and every time the doors have been closed to you so i believe today he would finally declare rates and i'm a bit disappointed that he stated he didn't take a step forward that everybody wanted we understand he wants that but to want to
have spoken and it is born it independent it's a european only definition i want to dependence i don't want anything to do with this. pain my ancestors wanted it but were forced to be spanish only if i ever can say that my nationality is cattle and i'll be very happy i'm just not i know where the iconic sensual must point out barcelona plus a cartel lumia right now and thousands of people if you can see covered marching from that direction towards this square this is out of the united states russia but all of these people are coming out to speak in support of the think that's close with a president that the lawyer really has by only to the law you should assume because the question was thank you thank you thank you i thank you. who he. now the potential collusion between the new york times and new
chief was revealed earlier this week in a sting by the project there a task group that has gained a reputation for uncovering uncomfortable truths within the media so is some of its latest on the cover footage very rare cases will. try to make up for that something isn't in the front. well that man is believed to be petty according to his linked in profile. brandon diversity curation lee in the video he then elaborates on how you tube sometimes intervenes to change trending video is very real but most cases. use some human intervention to make sure that we. do. encourage the thing to be basically they provide and some cases ninety percent of what a lot of people receive as knows it's just not you two or you think of a picture of
a doc playing the piano yes is the pipeline of new and if somebody can affect what news makes that pipe like you have in essence and effectively affected the transportation to and the transmission of data all over the world well the you tube manager wasn't the only person exposed in the project very task video it also features nicholas to you dick he's an audience strategy editor for the new york times is also thought to be a friend of petty's did it claims he previously worked on the election campaigns of both hillary clinton and also barack obama and he says on camera he benefits from his relationship with the cheap stuff you also calls himself a gatekeeper for the new york times deciding what gets coverage and what doesn't. people just it's like it's something that's on the need to present a just like your country's out of out of if you don't know it's just because my friend security from. me so i can see what goes out
that's what's great something based negative we've got you just did you think maybe. i should start. this is what we did get in touch with teaching three action. they haven't responded but we did pay back from new york times and this is what they said in a statement the newspaper admitted to had apparently file aid to these ethnic standards but also says he exaggerated the influence he had at the company to keep the communications director approaching very task but he said colgate keeping in the media is a big concern. certain political entities certain media entities rise to the top of the pecking order there is collusion between the social media networks and the major media outlets what we did was we caught it we caught them admitting it would caught them being candid on undercover video admitting what most people what most americans or what most people around the world strongly suspect
was the case anyway but just couldn't prove we've just proved that. mr dudek kind of the star of these first two videos pretty clear about having worked for two presidential campaigns and wanting to continue his mission working for the new york times lots of interesting is in the new york times statement they didn't rebut the accuracy of what was said we kind of suspected that if they well here's a low level guy but they did they said he's a junior employee but they didn't rebut the accuracy of what we put out they're just making excuses. theories surrounding russia's alleged meddling in the twenty six thing us elections seem to have found a new angle now the global game sensation pokemon go is being named as one of the tools moscow used to guide american voters a c.n.n. investigation shows russia's propaganda attack on the us went beyond using fake accounts and aired on facebook and twitter post announcing a contest on pocket go directing gamers to visit locations were alleged police
brutality took place or russian online agents are accused of posing as parts of the black lives matter movement in using the game to intensify u.s. racial tension however they were tempted was made to explain how that might have influenced the u.s. election they claim has been mocked both online and off. well before the pokémon accusations were made the news cycle was dominated by more done to russia did it through facebook or google ads and he said now you takes a closer look at the supposed meddling via social media. i think care when you've
got the d.n.c. i would find it when you have to put an e-mail but this time you've gone too far russia you've touched the most fake replace. all my funny bits and friends baby pictures and the only reason i remember my friend's birthday through russian interference in the twenty six thousand election and how it ties to facebook ads that it's a little bit one hundred thousand dollars worth of political ads to a so-called russian told form yes it was about helping trump and hurting hillary do you want me to believe that a hundred thousand dollars worth of facebook ads could swing the u.s. election trumping hillary's campaign which calls for over a billion dollars and then facebook says twenty five percent of those ads run even seen by anybody and then there's google who just last month said it found no such russian ads ok google are you sure there's no russian interference on your platform
. that's bad there you know if russia wants to get better at the time they should learn from the best america in one thousand nine hundred ninety six bill clinton indorsed a ten billion dollar loan from the i am out to boris yeltsin which helped to win the kremlin and russian heart why because he was completely incompetent and letting russia fall apart which was exactly why he was the perfect candidate them. you came along and if you're america this is our country but that's another story if you really want to sway an election russia you've got to do it can't wait to learn from the best and how. to pull the rug from under the iran nuclear deal this week infuriating everybody else involved in it his reasons and the reaction on the way.
walking. welcome back to the weekly now the historic nuclear agreement with iran is in jeopardy after president trump announced on friday he won't certify terrans compliance with the deal it is a stark go it alone move that defies its ministration and allies of america and it's also despite the global nuclear watchdog saying that iran has honored its end of the bargain. we cannot and will not make this certification a red is not living up to the spirit of the deal well the deal was hammered out under the obama administration back in twenty fifteen along with russia france the u.k. china germany and iran it followed nine years of talks and a decade long standoff which many viewed at the time as one of the world's most
pressing crises now the u.s. secretary of state has been trying to rally european allies over trump's decision but so far they've mostly reacted angrily. prove your. version or the president of united states us many powers not this one it is not a bilateral agreement it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it this is a difficult and in our view dangerous signal the agreement with iran has shown for the first time that it's possible to prevent all through negotiations the destruction of this agreement would mean that others around the world no longer rely on such treaties it's therefore a danger that goes far beyond iran. so then what does this mean when after trump's announcement the deal is now in the hands of u.s. congress which has sixty days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions against iran
that will effectively end the green mint another scenario is to come up with new legislation to try and amend the dream and but it's highly unlikely that other parties will agree to the new conditions the third option is for the president to bypass bypass congress and terminated with an executive order. takes a look now at why trump might want to quit the deal. so donald trump's got a problem with what's known as iran's nuclear deal ok his not a fan of iran in the first place he's confident it's still a nest for terrorists but is that a good enough reason to basically throw the compromise agreement that required so much diplomatic effort to the floor i mean when it comes to sticking to the deal terms the world agrees to iran is behaving so why the assumption the deals in jeopardy because of washington the house foreign affairs committee chairman explains the tehran regime clearly sees itself as
a movement one that uses ideology and violence to destabilize its neighbors to threaten others just for the record that was an american official talking about someone else promoting ideology and views using violence in other countries to get what they want isn't that a us thing like the golden rule of their foreign policy that we've seen in action so many times by acting now we are opposing our values protecting our interests and advancing the cause of peace we will secure our nation protect our freedom and help others to find freedom of the right the burdens of leadership are often heavy. but the world's a better place because we have borne the water historic background looks like mr royce might as well replace the words to iran regime with the names of american presidents they were the ones who loved promoting ideology i.e.
democracy elsewhere yeah interventions are exactly what i'm talking about. now in a couple of hours' time the world festival of youth and students will get gets going and russia's black sea resort of sochi the week long event is expected to attract twenty thousand visitors from around the world we can get the latest now
from our correspondent on the whole can see for us. what can we expect then over the next few days. a lot of the very first class that of course was held all the way back in forty seven it's been held twice in russia so far in moscow this time as you say it's in the southern resort of sochi there's a really big program waiting for visitors from sports competitions concerts cultural events representing each individual country that is represented here as you say around twenty thousand visitors are expected from over one hundred fifty different countries in the world we've spoken to people just today from india from south america from south africa from asia they're all really excited to be here most of them of course. for the first time and apart from a program of detainment but also get the chance to discuss and share ideas on global issues of the day from globalization and security to health and environment will participate in discussion forums over the next few days now it all began of
course yesterday with a big parade in moscow traditionally the opening ceremony had a little bit of rain but that didn't stop thousands of people attending for a grand display to culminate. having a bit more luck with the weather as you can see here behind me hopefully fingers crossed that it's going to hold over the next few days as well waiting for the grand opening ceremony that's going to take place in the next few hours with president vladimir putin of course making a speech now some other people we've spoken to actually attended at previous festivals namely one back in one nine hundred fifty seven many many decades ago and they've come back. to relive some of those memories. thirty thousand young people. and.
first of all the. bill that deals with the. experience of the. more open minded. will have a great few days. in. los angeles the city of luxury and fame but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. 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 of the problem and constructed dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing in order to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept. a tiny house on a. parking space is not a solution. someone wanted touring the site otherwise it'll be a free for all they're a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. what we want is to put an end to nuclear testing and then to move towards a well free of nuclear weapons and to do. we have to bring countries who seek or who are of this ambition to understand that their national security doesn't depend on the possession of nuclear weapons.
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