midday right now very moscow headlining this hour the last leg of donald trump asia the u.s. leader in the philippines has been met with violent protests against his visit. but you know we only really believe. the u.s. leaders again offering to help mediate the region's divisive conflicts as he dives into the south china sea dispute we're going to look closer at this arbitration efforts coming up. an unprecedented deal between russia and the kurdish military helps bring dozens of children safely home from syria after their parents join islamic state. plus. tighter european military cooperation is on the cards today with the bulk of the members expected to sign up to the defense reserve.
news coming up on kevin watching out international review children around the world so the donald trump some final stop of his lengthy asian is in the philippines for the summit of southeast asia leaders later monday's two to hold his first formal talks with president deterred on the streets of the capital though it has not been a warm welcome thus far. hundreds gathered in manila following sunday's violent marches against the us leaders visit clashes with police officers resorts using water cannons to disperse the crowd sometimes to a bachelor some just on the sidelines we thought you'd like this if there's one thing that should be second nature to donald trump or gatherings like this is of course the signature move the presidential handshake but it proved to be a bit of
a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders check this out and now for us here on how to write. in one two and three. and then in fairness to trump he wasn't the only lead to struggle with it as for the more important business at hand the u.s. leaders been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the in the region's trouble spots including the disputed territorial claims in the resource rich south china sea. but you know. well the territorial dispute in the south china sea that trumps proposing to moderate their includes several regional countries in the region both land and sea has been disputed given an estimated five trillion dollars worth of trade passes through that route every year it's really important part of the world the president of philippines rodrigo to meeting with from behind closed doors right now we hear
had this warning for anyone trying to have influence over the region one has would like us to confront china and the rest of the world on so many issues the south china sea is better left untouched nobody can afford to go to war next than the deer chewed a looks at donald trump's latest attempt at promoting his piece p.-p. can't speak it peacekeeping services abroad. u.s. president donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least the he seems to think let's have a look at the conflicts he's dabbling in. there are at least two major conflicts currently brewing in this region and the longest and bloodiest one is between israel and palestine and of course trump wants to be the man in the middle the palestinians and israelis must work together to reach an agreement but i would love to be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator the problem is he appears to be playing games with both sides
promising one thing to palestinians and almost denying he made those promises to israel is this really how mediation works. staying in the region america's allies have been having a bit of a spot of late early the summer saudi arabia the united arab emirates egypt and bahrain cut off diplomatic ties with qatar and started an economic boycott they cited qatari funding of terrorist groups and later it increasingly close relationship with iran as their reasons trump though claimed he was ready to roll up his sleeves and sorted out i can help mediate between carter and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so and i think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly i think it's something that's going to get solved fairly easily but nearly six months since the fallout nobody's talking. so if mediations not proving his forte what about ruffling up those crises already
settled the iran nuclear deal is now in jeopardy thanks to trump decertifying it the very deal that took a decade of tense talks and negotiations by six nations to agree this is a difficult. game this is not up to any single country to terminate president of united states as many powers not this one when. i'm saying it would be a great era of dialogue control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons . perhaps the donald's biggest test has been north korea and again he posted hate achieve what his predecessors failed to what had old earth are going to be able to handle it will be it will be handled we handle everything trumps recipe for success threaten threaten and threaten again we are totally prepared for the second option totally destroy north korea that's
called the military option they will be met with fire fury topped out with huge military drills and selling weapons to every nation he could during his recent asia adventure tour prime minister of japan is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment as he should he will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the united states the president and i have agreed they'll be buying a which they want and which they need and everybody thinks it makes a lot of sense we make the greatest military equipment in the world and south korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment which frankly for them makes a lot of sense if we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the world with his commercial interest in the world so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trumps a good businessman but also we also in the beginning would anyone call him
a good mediator and all the trade to let the rich altie. well asian affairs analyst andrew long says donald trump's offers are more about scoring points for the u.s. than finally diplomatic solutions is more. i mean he. would look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated in terms of some sort of tangible gains for the united states that causes problems for countries dealing with the united states because he was american first american always wins that means that the other parties we may lose. a season most of his diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of you can economic gains will be in august rather than contribution ng something wall in tripoli to the group of commons. next year that russia in the kurdish
military have come to an unprecedented deal that could allow dozens of children to be brought home after the parents joined islamic state fighters in syria a senior correspondent against you've got the story. with isis now on its last legs flights like this becoming a regular thing russian citizens looting the wives and children of isis fighters being collected wherever they're found whether they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian could visit the russian airbase in syria but this is a special exception tens of thousands of foreigners joined isis among them the wives and children of jihad ists who flocked to the caliphate from dozens and dozens of countries many came from russia nineteen russian speaking woman along
with twenty six children were being held by the y.p. they came from all around from rocka they had as or my idea it took time to confirm that identities and to secure their release. the deal worked out between the russians and the kurds is unprecedented lease smogs the single largest repatriation of isis family members since the terror group appeared. that it was dangerous to flee directly for three or four months we try to find a way out of syria my husband wanted to escape as well but it's impossible for iran . when the fast tried to flee ourselves police caught and imprisoned in total we were taken to prison on three separate occasions the last time they didn't release my father and after march they said he died it was horrible i said i was hunting us plus we had to deal with adam bandt months and i was in my i'd been bombs were
falling on us like rain i happened to be buried under the rubble four times with my child there never was any civilization no economy like it was always described there were only courts and only if you had a high rank would be on your side otherwise you were nothing but here from the very beginning i wanted to leave syria but didn't know how there were in a way promote husband and try to reach the kurds maraca they help me out the children there obvious signs of trauma stunted speech and the development excessive nervousness and other symptoms brought about by what they saw war and carnage the worst is now behind them it won't be easy readjusting to life in their home countries almost all have family relatives who are more than willing to help when all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here these women came to syria voluntarily and that they may yet have to answer for the damage isis has
wrought is indescribable countless people have been killed entire cities razed yet even amidst the ashes of the. disaster. is not lost there is still lives that can be repaired. you know more guarantee of reporting their own little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for those children who are also been reporting on our team's work at an iraqi off a ledge to where again children suspected eisel fighters were left stranded luckily were help a few of us there we managed to reunite many of them with their families. but.
full of his story for now at least twenty eight countries are set to sign a new defense pact called pescado today it's been promoted by france and germany the chief architects it's the permanent structured corporations agreement in full it's expected to be signed in a few hours time our europe correspondent peter all of a next then takes us through what this could all mean for the block. well this is being put forward by the european commission and some are saying it was done so in a slightly and handed manner what's called a permanent structured cooperation or pascoe agreement was put forward some would say to avoid attention from both nato and from the european council it's designed according to its architects to improve security and also to deepen defense cooperation across the e.u. has been put forward as something of a military sharing gain if you will it's now it does come on the back of
a lot of discussions that have happened over the past few months about an army in fact talk about stepped up following the united kingdom's decision in twenty sixteen that it wanted to leave the e.u. they had been firmly against the e.u. army but one particular e.u. leader that is were very much in favor of an e.u. military is a manual micron we are in need of profound changes i proposed to our counterparts to create a european army and they open this initiative towards the french army and all militaries coming from the european countries voluntarily that france has to possess a joint intervention force common defense budget and common doctrine to act so the french president on board with an e.u. army but when it comes to this military shamed an agreement or pesto there may be a few wrinkles to iron out between two of the major architects that's france who want to see a smaller force that fits within france's current tree current military objectives
and also want to see a force that would be able to intervene abroad where is germany or they want to see a larger more inclusive pescado agreement critics of which they say well it could become quite cumbersome and and in fact quite it hump of the effectiveness if you allow too many people in well foreign affairs ministers have started arriving in brussels for talks on this we're expecting them to sign something throughout monday i'll be keeping an eye on it soon as any news comes out of brussels of course we'll bring it to you here on r.t. . yeah it'll be having throughout the day for the ease foreign policy chief frederica margaret is a ready spoken about it this morning she said more than fifty military projects have already been proposed by e.u. countries the defense parks being touted as a new nato but critics suspect it'll be a strategic disaster i think it's definitely another step in the wrong direction
because of cause there has been quite a nation among the elements of that european countries fence purposes but overall this has taken place in the context of nato and there is no real difference because the policies which have been. persuaded and spirit very much confrontation against russia the nato build up so i think it is to be seen in this context and definitely it's not it's not something which should be seen as some kind of separate whatever our entire nato i would not directly see it as aggressive move but of course i see it quite critical first of all germany with its history should not be more than a defensive military structure and with this germany suddenly it's also having the possibility to do actively military action i think it will help to play always the
card good cop and bad cop the good cop is then the european army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they will really work arm in arm thanks for watching this morning by the way very excited to tell you about the latest talk shows but it's already kicked up a storm as well in britain's corridors of power even though this particular political veteran series isn't even on air with us yet we'll tell you who has signed up to r.t. and what all the fuss is about eighty seconds away. here's
what people have been saying about rejecting. bill the show i go out of my way to. really back to. america to say we are apparently better than. they see. heard of. jack to the next president of the world bank ok. send us an e-mail. the former first minister of scotland than a. talk show host with the first episode where this coming thursday is
a quick preview of what's in store only one show not just the straight political show it's about people in the past now it is of the day and find out something about the characters behind the public face of these personalities and what they've got to say perhaps even about issues which a lot. normally released to there or to those of their business or their political political views i think that's of interest as well to see something of the human being behind the public figure are you not afraid of bin hosts in the rush of the program taking into consideration all their publications on the media. attention to russia today care of and to submit a question i thought maybe from the sun the daily mail but a bit on the other side adequate scan back through the. russia today broadcasting and a counted fifty liebert m.p.'s thirty eight tory m.p.'s fourteen s.m.p. m.p. seven liberals three sion seem to do you be in the green of all appear on russia
today programmes. if it's good enough for john mcdonnell jeremy corben diane abbott john redwood crispin blunt liam for ian black for vince cable and cullen look it's there that i can probably. stand there the criticism that the they experienced as well and very welcome we made them feel too i'm pleased to say now is already having to work with down the sort of criticism he was expecting though already headlines bashing alexander's choice to appear on r.t. have appeared british newspaper the time is for instance didn't hold back. mr salmon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign autocracy does indeed evinced a lack of judgment self-respect and shame ouch even the current leader the scottish national party some one's own party expressed her doubt. had i been asked which i was in i would've advised them to seek another channel to hear the sure and of
course alex is not currently an elected politician and he's free to meet care whatever decisions he wishes to me well i found that slightly odd actually because normally the scottish national party the party that both members of is normally pretty cohesive well i think it's very all the situation that we seem to be increasingly in where people want to know platform various individuals in various stations you see all the time news article saying isn't it disgraceful that x. politicians share the platform with somebody or isn't it terrible that why politician turned up on various stages in various countries i believe in a plurality i believe actually that people should appear or whatever t.v. or radio station or whatever platform they want because it's important to create a sense of dialogue we don't want to be in a position where all we have to get is the b.b.c. said it's worth hearing different opinions and our say for all of its failings does do that. the reason of an eye on the border between iran and iraq has been
a huge quake there is no thought to have claimed more than three hundred twenty lives we think a further twenty five hundred more have been injured according to re-instate t.v. the numbers been going up throughout the morning is a big quake seven point three on the richter scale that one on sunday evening calls buildings to collapse as you'd expect sadly also landslides in the mountainous region to a desperate search is underway for survivors many are trapped under rubble and staff the number of casualties as a say is expected to rise those tremors were felt in baghdad and even as far as southeast turkey electricity has been cut off in several cities and both are run in iraq that's disrupted the communications a lot and is. the big ongoing rescue efforts there since we get more in on that we'll bring you up to speed check it out he dot com as well. so the arabia succumb to pressure from the u.n. and humanitarian organizations we can tell you is it announces now it will begin reopening air in st paul. it's in yemen it comes after a week long total blockade of that arab world's poorest country earlier unicef said
four hundred thousand children in yemen of facing starvation now and on top of that there's been a deadly cholera outbreak seems half of those affected children under the age of fifteen local doctors and humanitarian organizations have also been increasingly concerned about the dire situation there in that country. it was that whole incident with full confidence i can say that these numbers will increase and humankind will face a horrific catastrophe when it will discover one day that it hasn't fulfilled its duty as it should if the catastrophe indeed happens we begin to national community to pressure the coalition food and medicine are not weapons the things that have nothing to do with weapons they shouldn't be manipulated riyadh's furthering of a blockade would only worsen the situation in yemen of course which is already running out of food and medicine and out of fuel the saudi led coalition claimed its blockade was to stop the alleged flow of weapons to the who threw rebels from iran after that who she missile was fired at the saudi capital last week lookin way
back here the coalition launched its military operation against the rebels in march twenty fifth supporting then the ousted yemeni government but ever since then it's been the locals who suffer the most of course both from the relentless saudi bombing and the blockade. compared to. look at all the some of the. bodies and then a mother that another novel national. to huddle. in a survival getting gotten at all most valuable there's no logical reason that we couldn't sort of take medicine and actually deal with issues of cholera there is no logical
reason that we couldn't sort of give food. support to doors who aren't starving the only thing that is holding us back is the fact that the saudis and their allies with the help and support of united states and the. lez are putting very effective sort of blockade which no food no medicine gets through no reports of could get through none of the humanitarian organization could operate and indeed even united nation cannot have access to these people to stop the sort of these on the small at least look after the innocent people who are facing a stall ration and disease thanks for watching this latest news bulletins approaching midday twenty six here now in moscow and kevin zero in and keep up date
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