the last like a donald trump asian to seize the u.s. leader in the philippines where he's going to meet with violent protests against his visit have been happening all weekend. but you know anyway only you are afraid of the u.s. leaders again been offering to help mediate the region's divisive conflicts too as he dives into the south china sea dispute we'll look closer at his arbitration efforts coming up. also. president a deal between russia and the kurdish military helped bring dozens of children safely home from syria after the parents join islamic state we got some of their stories again. and tighter european military cooperation is on the cards with the bulk of the members expected to sign up to pooling their defense resources to.
good afternoon my name is kevin thanks for choosing our to international review changes around the world it's just past one of the afternoon here in moscow now first start with this then donald trump some final stop of his lengthy asian tour he's in the philippines right now for the assy and summit of southeast asian leaders later monday's two to hold his first formal talks with president eternity but outside on the streets of the capital it was not a warm welcome. hundreds gathered again in manila following sunday's violent marches against the u.s. leaders busy clashes with police officers resort sometimes to using water cannons to disperse the crowds and. the summit funny little thing on the sidelines we thought we'd show you if is there one thing that should be second nature to donald
trump at the gatherings like this it is because the signature move the presidential handshake proved a bit of a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders check this. now for us here on the right over left in one two and three. well they got there in the end in fairness to trump he wasn't the only leader to struggle with it just a tad as for more important business at hand though the u.s. leaders been positioning himself as a peacekeeper in the region's trouble spots including the disputed territorial claims in the resource rich south china sea. but you know. you. the territorial dispute in that sea that trumps proposing to moderate includes several countries in the region both land and sea has been disputed over and given that nest made five trillion dollars worth of trade passes through the route every year it's an important part of the world president of the philippines rodrigo deter
who's meeting with trump behind closed doors right now this warning though 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 so our correspondent there to the next looks at donald trump's latest attempt at promoting his peace keeping services abroad. u.s. president donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least outside 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 i'm 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 dialog 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 all of us 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 use of the world's greatest minds in the world where it is commercial interest in the world so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trump the good businessman but also we also in the beginning would
anyone call him a good mediator and all the traitor that the rich altie. your friends alessandro told us donald trump's offers more about scoring points for the us than fighting real diplomatic solutions. it's more i mean he. look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated in terms of. 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. the other parties may lose trump sees most. diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of economic gains for the united states. something wall in tripoli to the group of commons. the kurdish military of comes when i'm president
a deal that could allow dozens of children to be brought home after the parents join islamic state fighters in syria of our senior correspondent as this 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 they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian kurd visits 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 that's 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 their debts or. it took time to confirm their identities and to secure their release. the deal worked out between the russians and the kurds is unprecedented the 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 first tried to flee ourselves police cars and imprisoned us 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 then run away from a husband and try to reach the kurds and rocca 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 that these women
came to syria voluntarily and not 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 this disaster. is not lost there are still lives that can be repaired. you know i've been through so much some of those guys well arty's been reporting on our team's work at an iraqi orphanage to which children of suspected eisel fighters were left stranded luckily with the help of you our viewers out there we managed to reunite many of them with their families.
at least twenty eight countries in the coming hours are said to sunny defense part call pescado it's been promoted by france and germany our europe correspondent peter all of a next takes us through what all this could mean that 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 an 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 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 hump of the effectiveness if you allow too many people in well foreign affairs ministers have started arriving in brussels for top. 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 i'll be bringing it to you here on r.t. yeah already the foreign policy chief. said that more than fifty military projects have already been proposed by the country she made that statement in the last few hours the defense packs being touted as a new nato by some but critics suspect it will 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 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 a sin is not something which should be seen as some kind of separate whatever nato i would not directly see it as a 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 bad cop between army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they really work arm in arm coming up here are these latest talk show saudis already kicking up a storm in britain's corridors of power even though it's particular political
telling you all and. all the hawks that we should all go. again so the first minister of scotland. talk show host in the first episode to air this thursday is a quick preview of what's in store on the alec salmon show it's not just the straight political show it's about people of the day and find out something about the kind of the day and to 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 are not. normally released to their or to those of their business or
their political political views think that's of interest as well to see something of the human being behind the public figure are you not afraid of been hosts in the rush of the program taking into consideration all their publications on the media. attention to russia today came of anticipated question i thought maybe from the son of the daily mail but a bit on the other side the other adequate scan back through the. russia today broadcasting and i counted fifty only about m.p.'s thirty eight tory m.p.'s fourteen s m b m p seven liberals friesian fien to do you play in the green of all appear on russia today programmes. if it's good enough for john mcdonnell jeremy corben di and 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 the experienced as well. and in good company there are very welcome here as well and he's already had to stand there the sort of criticism he was expecting with their headlines bashing and examines choice to appear on this channel for a start british newspaper the times didn't hold back. mr salmon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign autocracy does indeed evince a lack of judgment self-respect and shame ouch will even the current leader of the scottish national party some is own party expressed her doubt. had it been asked which i was in i would've advised them to seek another channel to ear the shoe on but 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 of both members of a 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 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 stations 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 for all of its failings those do that. also about news in overnight on the iran iraq border a powerful quake struck the region it's thought to have claimed more than three hundred twenty lives a further twenty five hundred more have been injured to according to the latest moroni and state t.v. was a big quake seven point three on the scale of those sunday evening it caused buildings to collapse you can see the c.c.t.v.
footage of one shop have been landslides in mountainous areas a desperate search course underway for many people caught as often happens in these cases under the rubble the number of casualties is expected to rise tremors were felt in baghdad even as far as southeast turkey electricity has been cut off in several cities in both iran and iraq that's not helped communications at all is disrupted the ongoing big rescue efforts they're. pulling next today saudi arabia has succumbed to pressure from the u.n. and humanitarian organizations as it announces it will begin reopening air and sea ports in yemen all this coming after we. klong total blockade of the country earlier unicef said that four hundred thousand children in yemen are facing starvation right now and on top of that to add to the awful stuff going on there is a deadly cholera outbreak half of those affected children under the age of fifteen local doctors and humanitarian organizations have also been increasingly concerned by the dire situation in that country. was it 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 tutti as it should if the catastrophe indeed happens we begin to national community to pressure the coalition food and medicine not weapons the things that have nothing to do with weapons they shouldn't be manipulated yemen which is the poorest country in the arab world is already running out of food medicine and fuel the saudi led coalition claimed its blockade was to stop the alleged flow of weapons to who think rebels from iran there was that missile fired at the saudi capital just last week the coalition launched its military operation against the rebels back in march twenty fifth a supporting band the ousted yemeni president but it is of course the locals who suffer the most here because any or both from the relentless saudi bombing and that blockade.
can compare. look at all. but what is said and then asked rather that another not a lesson on how not to harden. mr validating the in the deliberate act. 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 do also 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 west are
putting. very effective sort of blockade which no food no medicine gets true no reporter could get through none of the humanitarian organization could operate and indeed even united nations cannot have access to these people to stop the sort of this on a small at least look after the endless and people who are facing a starvation and disease. it's twenty five moscow time just before i leave you today or mind my you tube channel twitter all to dot com so many ways to keep in touch with the latest news here and out international we appreciate the fact that you would you do we really do how you don't see in the coming hours with updates on all the day's top stories for you but for now for me kevin all of this monday are good things.
going on in humans only. does she dunking songs on the phone and i can do it all just like dealing with this thing that i'm done or something in that are equal when it's on to something what he calls this tells me going to change i was just i don't . know him doing. that to us all. the time so the answer to all.
just if you don't kill him sophie shevardnadze. they hate it language presidential campaign is affecting american muslims who find themselves increasingly on the receiving end of a rise in hate crime. presidency how will the president's words under the country's minority but my guess today. former informal adviser to obama administration and a half of the national iranian american council. for
the country. what can be done to. trita parsi welcome to the show it's great to have you on our program so it. was elected during his campaign he made quite a lot of anti islam comments but so far none of this has really been acted on was it all just a ploy to fire up his base or really hold some kind of grudge against muslims. i think is incorrect to say that it's not been acted upon because it only took him roughly ten days to put into place the first muslim ban which ended up of course being deemed unconstitutional in the courts he went all the way up to the supreme
court but then donald trump himself pulled it and presented a new version of that ban which is also now being blocked and will probably end up going to the supreme court so i think it's a he clearly has acted on it i think that he does so largely because he has a base that has been fed some of this islamophobia and wants to see it acted upon but we haven't seen him necessarily do anything concrete in the region yet short of of course the certifying the iran deal making the future of iran the ovarian cern as well as what is now happening with the alliance with saudi arabia in which trumps so far has backed everything saudi arabia is doing that we're going to talk in detail about they rounded up a bit later but before that the council on american islamic relations has narrowed and on those hundred percent increase in anti muslim hate crimes in the first of
twenty seventeen compared to twenty sixteen why is this happening well i think it's quite clear that this is not something that is coming from the bottom up but it's actually being promoted from the top even during the bush era after nine eleven there was an increase in. muslim hate crime but it didn't actually really start to rise up until during the obama years when you had a republican party that was very much using a language of islamophobia now you have a president who got elected on a platform of islamophobia so it is quite predictable that when you have leaders using language of that kind in essentially giving a green lights for these types of bigoted sentiments that that is going to lead to these types of crimes in society but others are a lot of people as a kid trump of spring anti muslim sentiment across the country but research from the pew research center shows that a growing number of americans are actually.