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one pm from moscow america's top diplomat suggests moderate taliban members could take up a part of the afghan government making a stark shift in u.s. policy their security so. a lot of the social media successes. as a you tube executive is pressured for appearing on the channel way back in twenty thirty . v.o.i.p. family feuds of accounts of the independent standoff that's causing division not only in spain but now also in neighboring fronts too. and shine a laser at its leadership plans for the next five years cementing the current
communist president in power and forecasting where the country is likely to head over the coming decades. it's all we are not international. it's well into the twenty fifth of october thanks for tuning to us first and rex tillerson secret visit to afghanistan is not only signaled a significant shift in attitudes towards the taliban it's also the reporters a little puzzled too we'll tell you but first spot the difference here the official picture that was released by the afghan government following the president's meeting with the u.s. secretary of state and then later that other one the u.s. also put a picture out you notice in the afghan version on the right a large digital clock and a fire ball a race for her ball beller raised the state department thinks that photo was altered to make it more attractive they say. i think if the afghan government had
changed those photos probably to make it aesthetically more pleasing we never like doctored photos but i also understand that perhaps they wanted to present a better image than having that bob graham but again that's that's really all i have for you on that well was there more to it than of us a question the meeting took place at the heavily fortified u.s. military base although it was previously claimed in the capital kabul maybe they were trying for a pentagon official things the photo editing was done to mask the true location well i think it was done for security reasons. what was taken out was a clock with zulu time and that indicates a military base i think what president got he was trying to show was that he held the meeting actually in his presidential palace but that was not the case it was actually at a very secure military facility and barbara does underscore how fragile the security is. if not throughout all of afghanistan. despite the security
concerns rex tillerson claims there's room for the taliban in the afghan government that's the big headline the very same fundamentalist group that america spent sixteen years fighting in its longest war. there's a place for them in the government if they're ready to come renouncing terrorism renouncing violence and being committed to a stable prosperous afghanistan all too similar to what might have brought about such a key change in america's attitude. well on an unannounced visit to kabul on monday secretary tillerson told reporters that washington things moderate factions among the taliban exist and that there is a place for them in the country's government so long as they were announced violence but this presents a bit of a dilemma as to how the us will be able to differentiate between the moderate and radical factions since it didn't work out so well in syria there has been. some of these groups separate them we need to clearly delineate who is where. can
you tell us what the total number of trained fighters remain. in the fight is it because we're talking four or five. let's not kid ourselves that's a joke. we have to acknowledge this is a total failure it's just a failure. this training of a program that's not. frankly lived up to what we additionally thought. expectation. but the u.s. is no doubt wary of the pattern could repeat itself in afghanistan now tillerson also stated that the fight against the taliban should still continue quote in order for them to understand that they will never win a military victory but after sixteen years of war neither side has achieved victory
so that could possibly be the reason secretary tillerson is now pushing for the political option on previous occasions however when the u.s. urged the taliban to negotiate the taliban's reply was quite clear. we call on the taliban. to enter into a peace process a legitimate process a real process. i want to reinforce to the tele been that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement. theoretically
it would be nice if they could come if the taliban would decide to want to join the government question is will the afghan government allow it number one but number two i think the taliban have already made a decision that they're just going to wait out the united states they've been quite successful in taking over half the country now before it was far far less it's not certain that the taliban well remain a moderate force if they see that they are winning after visiting afghanistan the u.s. secretary of state and settle for a rack where he may have caught a slightly chilly reception after these remarks a few days ago. the rock you know the five years. this is going to be a close those little issues need to go hold it for the fighters in iraq need to go . well there was a reaction to that
a source close to the iraqi prime minister criticize rex tillerson score saying he has no right to interfere in iraq's affairs and then the prime minister himself later defended the role of the iranian backed fighters as did the iraqi foreign minister in an exclusive interview. the u.s. is playing its own game. and with its own followers whereas iraq acts on its territory to the best of its abilities supported by its sun its political parties and movements and those people who sacrifice themselves for the good of their country the militants of the popular mobilisation forces have suffered huge losses shed their blood for the sake of their homeland with their actions during the liberation of so many iraqi cities even cities they don't live in. or. next to syria or what's left of the city of rock although the u.s. backed campaign to liberate the area from islamic state is now what over human rights groups is seriously concerned about safety there still as residents try to return back home again. the united nations stands ready to assess people
with him in theory and assistance in iraq and its surroundings however at the moment we have no access and therefore no human. convoys or assistance can reach. the humanitarian situation is dire that there is no sufficient water or health clinics and it's not safe as many unexploded eminence of this war still remain so that needs to be cleaned up first before any civilian can go back isis has done a lot of harm not only to the inhabitants but also to the social fabric of this city and now it has emptied it of doctors nurses teachers and all things that are badly needed by probably should add to this that the u.s. the coalition has waged a year bombing campaign that have priority defeating isis over the need to protect
the city's infrastructure so now the lingering questions is who will get the hospital who will rebuild it doctors maintain equipment will rebuild schools roads and all that has been destroyed and it appears that they are little to no plans for reconstruction and that is our major concern. meanwhile russia's defense ministry says i saw a grip on syria's no big cut just five percent of the territory there previously they control seventy percent of the country syria government forces have been supported by russia's air force and their operations to clear out the terrorists and the process of restoring peace in many areas is well underway as the report back the statement outlines that almost a thousand terrorist training camps and over five hundred munition factories have been destroyed but the battle to free syria has nonetheless come at a huge cost. american . made it i was more than a father to them we were friends and i always told them i supported them and i
would do anything for them. i am she and her husband used to say that if something happens to us the only thing that matters is that he died of his homeland it's you know. a lot of the loss of our pride there were times when i wanted to burst into tears in my mother's arms but she told me that i am a man and i should be strong she said that we must all be strong but i witnessed the death of lima and first son i was never left alone to meet all of my family stayed with me and say wanted me that's what is called responsibility. there are some changes at the top for the world's second largest economy with china
unveiling its leadership team now for the next five years one man is not going anywhere certainly as president xi jinping he stays very much at the helm jacques liver go explain to me earlier what this all means for the country's future now. today's lineup announcement really does give us a glimpse into china's political future just not in the traditional manner not in the way expected what's happened in the past one of the six men who are on the standing committee apart from she himself usually in the past one of them has been designated as the successor to the title of party chair but this time around everything's a bit different the fact is that all six of these men were born before one nine hundred sixty which means none of them do it in albeit unwritten rule of retirement none of them would be young enough to take over for the title in two thousand and twenty two. sixty eight exactly exactly so with this kind of departure from. the question obviously is there a long future for she was president maybe in some of the standing role within the
government well that's what all the speculation is saying right now and of course there is a law that says as president he can only serve two terms but when it comes to his other two titles that a party chair and the head of the military those restrictions are just sort of based on tradition and that's just the custom but it's only been two terms by it of course this time given that it's just a suggestion he could go around that and that's what it looks like is going to be happening and of course those two titles out of the party chair and head of the military really are arguably more significant have more sway more power than the president and of course yesterday it's also important to note she's name and his political ideology were actually added to the communist party's constitution and that elevates him to the scene the dentist that's huge that elevates him to the same status of heavyweights like chairman mao and that really does cement his grip on power and his legacy in the country so obviously none of us has a crystal ball we can't say really exactly what's going to happen over the next
five years but it'll be very interesting to watch and see if he continues to sway from tradition how that plays out and obviously he just has no plans of fading into the background any time soon. politics professor joseph chance in hong kong to give us a view from there he told me things the new lineup plays well for president xi there are no young members who by the time of twenty twenty two can still serve for another ten years in the polls so this means that. paying to have a third term or on this song all he may decide to choose his. successors in the coming two or three years or he may even choose to split that leadership positions by a teacher and tool and he may still claim one or two propositions for himself it is also all the years with the retirement of the elder leaders in pain now has
a very solid majority support at the political road standing committee and the pull political role of all. you tube chief business offices been scrutinized by the media of his appearance on this channel we go again four years ago on time but robert consoles been accused of having a cozy relationship with you because of it and bolstering our online presence therefore now the new york times has been sifting through the archives it dug up an interview i did with kids back in twenty three in the same year that we as a channel became the first news channels reach one billion views on you tube that so far surpassed was a major thing just by them robert kissel told me what he thought was behind the success. i think users generally appreciate its authenticity that's very apparent from everything that's going on on you tube so instead of having aspirational programming or agenda propaganda us people really respond to
authenticity what you saw happening with arab spring for instance schools are authentic the audience that watches this was with them to study and they bond with those who provided to them. what we tried that was the interview blamed for building up ratings anywhere considers in the course the only person being named and shamed for appearing on our network far from it just recently the british foreign secretary boris johnson attacked opposition m.p.'s for being our guest coming out of their own free will i have a simple quick to point out johnson's own father was one of them could maybe run the dinner table last week then a european think tank compiled a list of thousands of people who've appeared on this channel very happily and it's branded them useful idiots for being marked out if you have a link to russia through other channels treating t.v. audiences with content is some of the reaction we've been hearing it's a witch hunt for anybody that has any relationship we have anything to do with russia and if anything russian it seems you know the fact that because they were
successful on you tube is somehow in bed with you tube and therefore google is i mean it's just madness like you would you chuck him out accusations without any real evidence whatsoever just because he appeared on interview. many years ago it just seems bizarre if you happen to be put now stuff that people want to see and people are going to watch it it doesn't matter who you all or who supports you i mean c.n.n. is no wailed why it now is the clinton news network the b.b.c. is the voice of the remaining is as far as bricks it's concerned russia today it's what it says on the you know you are backed by russia people take that into account these new york times from people like the. polluted to you these are to be able to apparently you're doing something that a lot of people are finding interesting because it services people that because of some kind of brainwashing or. or whatever it is that you do because after all that
you've got trouble acted by brainwashing sixty three million americans if there is propaganda i would respectfully submit it's pro r d because every time the new york times talks about you i think it's out of jealousy both your popularity. all the way he is fight for freedom is spilling over to other parts of europe we've got the details on coming up.
so seems wrong. why don't people just don't. get to see palo. alto. and if. it was betrayed. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. so colonias push for independence is dividing families across spain maybe no great surprises there but now it was a present here is doing the same in france as well a former french prime minister who's got roots in the breakaway region is concerned
about the repercussions all this could have on the broader europe. to dismember a state like this beginning gradually to dismember europe it is also progressive really weakening europe. box to the collapse of europe. former french prime minister well miles that mincing no words when it comes to catalonia is independents he was one of the most staunch supporters of course you have spanish unity and he was actually born into a cattle and family well given his heritage some might say that val's should be on the other side of the argument well that's at least what his sister thinks she's feeling and that reports him on twitter. for god's sake for the sake of grandfather mcgee this is not democratic and neither is article one
fifty five since when has there been such a horrible thing as the suspension of freedom's bells isn't the only one he's been put into a somewhat embarrassing situation by close relatives oh but catalonia gets along the president himself was also left red faced after his cousin chose to make not very pro independence move in the wake of the referendum. is moving the headquarters of her company to madrid citing political uncertainty for dear client due to the current political situation invacare would like to inform you that we will soon be changing the location of our headquarters well we all know that nobody can quite squabble like your own family and when politics gets involved as well it may lead to some rather awkward dinners it seems that somehow the vowels and the pooch could end up. in skiing oxy.
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