well. in the week's top stories investigations continue into a plane crash in russia that killed 41 people the aeroflot their line of burst into flames while making an emergency landing in moscow. the top diplomats from russia are in the u.s. but their heads together in an attempt to find a way forward over the crisis in venezuela they're set to meet again on tuesday.
partially suspends the 2015 nuclear agreement gives its signature a 60 days to shoot the country from u.s. sanctions comes as washington reaffirms its threat to slap penalties on any new companies that continue to work with tehran. the 74th anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany with military parades and ceremonies we'll bring you some of the highlights from thursday's commemorations. thanks for joining us this evening you're watching r.t. international. investigations are continuing into what caused last sunday's playing tragedy in moscow leaving 41 people dead the air flight airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at sheremetyevo airport in the capital just to
warn you the following clip contains some disturbing images. to get out. of the plane took off just after 6 pm local time and was headed for the city of more months in northwest russia just under 20 minutes later the pilot alerted air traffic control that they were returning to show motive witnesses later said the aircraft had been struck by lightning at all past 6 it made an emergency landing but hit the runway hard bursting into flames as it bounced along the tarmac it was
quickly consumed by the fire that claimed the lives of dozens of people who were trapped inside 78 people were on board at the time of the crash more than half of the victims were from the more months region here are some of the stories. so she was very much. a very nice which it's those lawyers who for you you wish to the school they do this if the. if you posted removes it if you.
a few shoots it. put you through some to give to each of us. a flight attendant's might see most say it was one of those who perished he's been hailed a hero after trying to open the rear. reg's daughter the passengers escape before driving them towards the front exit roughly interviewed his mother who still can't believe some will never return home. game ready saved one person a man was drowned in crimea he was choking. and 15 but he dragged him to shore that he didn't consider it a big deal it was just a thing you have to do he always thought the people should help others do good deeds he didn't offend anyone here we spoke to people with respect he was simply kind to people on the radio he was did everything that he has enough money so the family would have enough that none of us needed anything. else because they were sick but in the interest even now i just don't believe he's not here i just don't
believe it. every 2nd i think he'll come home soon he'll be with us. the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders have been recovered and of being analyzed the wreckage of the plane has been removed for forensic examination and investigators are looking into 3 possible causes of the tragedy pilot error system malfunction bad weather. russian foreign minister sergey lavrov phoned u.s. secretary of state mark pompei i have heard talks on the crisis in venezuela and have been on the sidelines of an arctic council meeting of finland and comes after an alleged coup attempt was $48.00 in the latin american country is expected to visit the russian city of sochi on may 14th to continue the discussion along issues addressed during the finland talks was the possibility of u.s.
military action in venezuela as more. the number one diplomats of america in russia have finally met and we were hoping to understand if there is a plea. east a slight chance that moscow and washington could be on the same page when it comes to venice well off well it's like the pale didn't speak to journalists at all after this here in finland but when. i talked to the media he thought it wasn't a good idea to shed light on any of the details pretty much but he did respond to my question about mike poem barrow's statement from this weekend that russia must get out of venezuela and also about the possibility of cole said intervening militarily when you start a loose. consent to do this and we tried not to concentrate on those statements
which are publicly discussed because they are being affected by many factors the don't have anything to do was real politics we concentrated on real politics in the sense that from my contacts with the u.s. late in american and european colleagues i don't see any support us move to reaction and media at the after this i asked the russian foreign minister if that included american diplomats and to that he simply answered yes but the real question right now is though whether that is really the case because many times we've heard from the most high ranking officials in america the phrase all options are on the table including the military one and when secretary of state pump ale was heading to europe the journalists were reporting that on the plane he said that nicolas maduro can no longer be in charge of this country he believes he is
simply not able to do that even though he is the leader of the country and i can tell you that the government in venezuela understands that they could end up having to brace. for the worse case scenario just listen to what their foreign minister said when he was in the russian capital on sunday sort of put it but oh we'll get it we are ready for all scenarios the 1st includes diplomacy dialogue and peace if the u.s. prefers the military path we're ready to resist to have an army police in our people and we are ready to destroy any army no matter how powerful it is so essentially the most influential powers on the opposite sides here the government at any cost door and the self-proclaimed president one why do so are finally in touch on this president donald trump has spoken to president vladimir putin the top diplomats have met but it is unclear whether that would still lead to
a peaceful resolution of this longstanding venezuelan crisis. this week iran announced that it would no longer honor all of its commitments under the authority 2050 nuclear agreement came percentage the one year after the u.s. unilaterally pulled out of the deal something that this had tehran's of color being part did to national tensions runs now threatening to keep excess and rich to reign of stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad to run has also given the pack signatures 2 months in which to ensure that their upholding their side of the deal or it will resume production of more highly enriched uranium the movement with a mixed reaction from europe and you round of sanctions from washington. the united states wanted to pull out of the g c p a way in order to make iran withdraw from the deal the day after so the us would be able to refer the case to the un security council that sought to ease the burden on the shoulders of the us to redouble and ratchet up the pressure on iran iran did
not fall into this trap. we have continued to see every that leads us to believe that there is escalation that may be taking place and so we're taking all the appropriate actions both from a security perspective and well as. our ability to make sure that the present has a wide range of options and they made this up there should actually take place what we've been trying to do is to get a run to be him like a normal nation. unfortunately this is typical of our american colleagues during my meeting with u.s. secretary of state my company or in finland on monday i called on him to employ diplomacy rather than you should dress when it comes to challenging situations. we urge the iranians to think very long and hard before they break that deal.
nothing could be worse than iran leave in the agreement there are no sanctions today from europe because iran has so far all respected the commitments. what is rick sanchez discuss the runs threat to restart its nuclear program with side but how mad marandi of the university of tehran who helped to negotiate the iran nuclear deal. even insiders here in washington with think tanks representing organizations like the carnegie endowment are now saying the troubled ministration is being quote deliberately provocative but we ask the question tonight is iran acting in a manner deserving of u.s. and israeli condemnation or are both countries simply trying to provoke busy the iranians into a war much like our invasion of iraq some are criticizing the 1st question why is president rouhani threatening to restart the iranian your rating and richmond
program. well i think it's pretty obvious the iranians negotiated the nuclear deal after many years of negotiations and the iranians made. significant concessions they were flexible in order to show the international community that its nuclear program never was anything but peaceful and that iran contrary to what we heard in the western media was not looking to create tension i'm going to back you up on this actually 14 reports by the international nuclear energy agency 14 are confirming that iran has not violated the agreement at is not building a nuclear program why didn't the obama administration the trumpet ministration or the netanyahu administration buy that why did they believe it why do they say differently. and i think the intelligence agencies knew exactly what
was happening and i think that they knew quite well that the nuclear program was peaceful the united states government and the political establishment really never forgave iran after the revolution and the fact that iran chose an independent foreign policy but right now what trump is after in the opinion of many. people in iran is not to limit the nuclear program but according to what we see. coming from bolton and and i'm pale it is basically to not just overthrow the political establishment but there is even talk about trying to make iran as a nation collapse altogether. 74 years since the surrender of nazi germany will be taking a look back at the commemorations after this break.
be 74th anniversary of nazi germany surrender on thursday and the end of the war on the eastern front here's a look back at the commemorations. it's very difficult to describe the atmosphere here it's it's. electric isn't tense but that the super rich excitement up excitement just released during the parade itself
a special place here in russia due to the incredibly high price paid by the people of the soviet union well in $26000000.00 died in the conflicts more than half of them were civilians amended every family lost somebody. one of the bloodiest battles in the history of mankind took place installing god in southern russia now known as volgograd the last of the 200 days between 142 and 43 and khost the red army more than 1100000 soldiers germany's losses were even higher on losing the battle than. the leadership even declared a day of national mourning many historians see the battle of stalingrad as a wall to shed moment as it dramatically altered the course of the war and even now our own reminders of the trauma inflicted by the war are emerging. i was still in the collab each diggin and the last one left i've been injured and will not last long.
when i will stay here i will die when i refused to give in to the enemy tell my wife that i was defending the motherland. we will win no matter what. eventually comrades. joe biden vice president under barack obama is head lead leading i should say the pack in the contest for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination that's
according to latest polls and it seems much of the media and democratic leadership are throwing their weight behind the former senator as they once did with hillary clinton in the move and expects. new poll shows that joe biden has surged ahead in the race for the democratic nomination in 2020 the poll shows that 46 percent of democrats are backing joe biden as the potential nominee with only 14 percent backing bernie sanders and despite a lot of other polls telling a very different story the media has jumped on this one voices are now telling us why he's the best choice for the democrats and this is a guy who doesn't have a republican but you see some of the folks on the website you meant for joe biden is that he's the most electable candidate for democrats to beat donald trump i think joe biden best chance of success is this sudden coronation remind you of anything. hillary clinton is the best candidate democrats can put forward a take on donald trump voters in wisconsin think hillary clinton is the best
candidate hillary clinton is the best candidate the media tells us that joe biden is the most experienced candidate furthermore it stresses the point that biden is a centrist he's actually kind of a centrist which is one of the reasons why i think republicans fear him more than the other hillary clinton is not threatened in terms of the nomination because she is a pretty moderate centrist democrat and in fact biden's 1st campaign fundraiser happened at the home of the exact same guy his name is david cohen he's the chief lobbyist for the media conglomerate known as comcast now both biden and clinton voted for the iraq war both biden and clinton have lots of wall street donors and both biden and clinton screamed to lock him up in the 1990 s. driving america's incarceration rate sky high trumps a victory in the 26th election was interpreted largely as a rebuke of a failing political establishment now hillary clinton's husband got some interesting advice years ago my wife gave me
a psychology book several months ago in which the author defined insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result perhaps it's time to revisit that book polls are often a reflection of media coverage and the corporate media in the united states love suman gives him lots of coverage and that can give him support in polls and they also poll likely democratic voters which is not the same thing as who actually ends up voting in a generalization even just who answers polls is not the same thing as who votes clinton she was the most experienced and the most right wing of the democrats and the media loves turbot he didn't mean she could get elected in fact the polls were overwhelmingly clear time and time again b.d. of appreciate them for their massive purchases of advertise. by 2020 years already . but there me l y. l we never we weren't there the leading candidate as it
overwhelmed me with your eclipse it does not you know anyway obvious mean that disappeared it was going to be the knowledge. facebook has provoked another storm of controversy this time by banning an australian breast cancer advertising campaign for violating its rules on you dissing. the law because this. was. the un's featured topless survivors of breast cancer they're covering themselves with small cakes the campaign was launched by the breast cancer network of strayer together with the bakers delight chain last year they raised more than half a 1000000 dollars the chief exec of press breast cancer network australia says facebook previously had approved the ads. we were so disappointed to hear that facebook had found that our very brave women and men who all had breast cancer were told that
they were probably too real into confronting to be able to have paid on facebook particularly in that 40 plus age group use facebook to tell their friends and family of things that are important to them so facebook has been important we have a plane trying to get in contact with facebook and still we have only heard through the made here in fact here in australia that they sent to us we needed to add educational messages this was very new news to us the only thing that we knew is that all the ads were allowed to happen but then again the day that we launched facebook said these ads were no longer permissible the spokesperson for facebook says the while she personally love the idea didn't follow platform guidelines the policy does allow for the posting of post mastectomy photos by ordinary people but for the thais as rules a stricter as our facebook users reacted. violated the platforms needed to
policy facebook seriously but this is ok this is not to return facebook naked garden indeed takes precedence over a fundraiser for cancer survivors and sufferers this only illustrates the true agenda of the facebook mission statement so when a group use the facebook forum for a good cause they jump and it's been shifted down. we spoke to human rights attorney jennifer breeden who thinks that points to wider concerns with the social media giant. facebook would right now say that it has a consistent policy if you just look at the language of its policy but it is not consistent and how it in forces its policy is targeting in campaigns like this with breast cancer research or awareness but it's also targeting different political groups in certain things so it needs to look at how it targets so that it chooses to enforce its ban under because there are many people who have far more explicit
ads that are not banned we're seeing that america has a silence prominent conservative voices were seen that is they silence other things other ads and they target these people they target those that they want to silence that differ with them politically or socio economically and that is not ok. ok thanks for joining us this evening watching r t international about with updates at the top of the. existing flow through a period of sort of the whole schedule it's just pushed right if. you're doing what you know well the minute you did it was my job to the. losing is its appeal to all of the good of that all you want to go to the brink of the enemy does that. mean that you almost all. end up well it was pretty good way to lose
a. crow but you still don't which because you hope i don't get done wrong but i come. here do you bring your money you know good you'll see a strong lead here for my look down from moods for bears or doing the clue trick of crafters america. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront ation let it be an arms race based on often experience dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.
languages it must have picked up on something that's both current and eternal cultural specific and universal that's a huge challenge to all wants but how does one do it with every book for years and out of all to discuss that i'm now joined by bestselling the region all 3 you know as well it's great to talk to thank you very much for being available and you now. i've never heard anyone question why i would rush to produce for the sake of scale why would an american produce mark twain but i know i know a lot of book lovers who are puzzled by why norway is such a safe such or put together a country with a prolific and very dark crime novelist as yourself do you have an answer to that. no not really. sure. if your nationality. is that important no longer i think that we more than 2 or 3 extent i think we
share a cultural references cultural even cultural background because culture has become such an important part of well i would cultural background so you know i i remember when i was travelling when i was wrong mind i would spend. my money going to. and south america and i would meet people that it was actually a bit hard to communicate with. because we didn't shared through references i find nowadays getting young people anywhere in the world we have read the same books listen to the same music see the same movies yes but the your books i think are also very in the region i mean there are lots of graphical references you write them about your own community and i think any great book is in some way a reflection on the writer's personality his national and cultural experience why do you think your books are so universal. i actually think because i write so