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iraqi officials say they are investigating reports of. executions. by iraqi troops in the city. soldiers beating and shooting suspects. some of the following images. of the video we can show you. suspected. the soldiers. human rights watch told us they were able to. but we were able to verify the images taken in the videos with satellite imagery to show that they
are fact around the areas of mosul that they appear to be in. we don't really have much information about these videos in particular but they do match pieces that we've been documenting for many months now of actually usually executions by iraqi security forces both federal police forces as well as the popular mobilization forces there are really many many cases iraqi soldiers executing suspected isis militants torturing and abusing family members of suspected isis militants so sadly i have to say that these are not new or surprising well these latest allegations come just days off to another rights group amnesty international blame the u.s. led coalition for thousands of civilian deaths during the battle for mosul a u.s. state department spokesperson was grilled on the issue by reporters on thursday. it
seems to be and this is not just something that unique to this administration but for many over the course of the last four or five thought of instructions when amnesty or another human rights group group comes out with a report on a country that you don't like they like north korea or syria you or i and they don't consult those governments when they do that you're for it's you guys accepted you know and you even talk about it and praise the reports from rome from the podium and say this is you know we can't relate to chemical weapons in syria but when they come out with a report that is on a country that is a madman i have to say we want is that on that report like hartmann of defense puts together a very thorough humanitarian excuse me a very thorough civilian casualty list this is not a case does not a situation where you accept reports that if you like the results of but do not accept imagine i'm not going to characterize it that way at all ok i think we better with us now we have repeatedly raised our concerns with the u.s.
government in the joint compound operations and aren't some else really for example about the very many abuses that we are continuing to document by iraqi government sources i should say that the interior ministry in iraq has promised for investigate these particular reveals just that they promised to investigate prior videos showing severe abuses by iraqi government forces plan to date we have never seen a rock a government actually hold any soldiers accountable for these abuses that are being documented what would really be best is for the iraqi government and the syrian government to ratify the wrong statute and during the i.c.c. so that we can bring these appearance or years to an international tribunal that mistreatment of anybody is never justified even if they are isis fighters they should not be mistreated box why we have international laws that are going to separate us from isis that's why we can say the international community better than
isis because we don't need street. a new poll has revealed that the majority of americans now view north korea as the greatest threat to u.s. national security there's nomic state ranking second it comes off to pyongyang recently tested a purported intercontinental ballistic missile. and filed this report from the streets of new york when asked about what was the greatest foreign threat to the united states forty percent of americans was to north korea now that's not really surprising given all the talk there's been in the media about the danger posed by kim and his friends. with the united states north korean dictator kim jong un threatens the united states with nuclear weapons and tensions are really inching to the point of war so how much are americans really in danger from north korea their closest neighbor south korea says that intelligence shows that north korea really doesn't have the capability to carry out an intercontinental ballistic missile strike considering how north korea does not have any testing facilities for reentry
technology the agency believes north korea has not yet secured that technology yet north korea is still listed is the greatest threat greater than i still and that's despite the growing threat of radicalization and homegrown terror recently described by homeland security the number of post nine eleven homegrown terror plots in the united states has served so many aspects of this terrorist thing obviously you've got the homegrown terrorist i don't know how to stop that i don't know how to detect that so why are people so afraid of north korea we decided to find out the greatest foreign threat to the united states. everything. everything. while the group north korea churning with its career russia chinese i says russia iran or saudi arabia and iraq the relationship between trump and china russia korea why do you think korea is a threat. well it's pretty obvious they want to annihilate us right they have
a very. hostile dictator it's very offensive towards united states that is to the whole thing without a warm beer as they have the missile and they tested it and. it's scary you know i don't know i mean are they really a threat are they will what are they really are are they really going to shoot over missiles i mean are we going to have a nuclear holocaust i think that's a little bit much you know but i don't know with north korea as a as big of a threat as we're being as being perceived i don't feel that that they're amman and thread i think that they can start something however that can spy caught globally what makes north korea a greater threat than i so. i don't know that's a good it's a great question i would think they're unpredictability but they're both unpredictable and i think they have the ability of the atomic weapon i think right now isis is more of a threat the north korea but in a maybe ten fifteen years down the road north korea could be more of a threat i think it's a genuine threat if you like the media is hyping threats about north korea is
a big time big time i mean i mean i just i think that it's so it's it's fear mongering you sit down and you watch fox news m.s.m. is you don't they're all it's more entertainment now it's more they just want to keep you glued to the t.v. screen to see what's going to happen next as well to maybe he's hyping anything they can hype in order to get people to watch at this point u.s. president franklin delano roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and perhaps the most dangerous fears are those that are manufactured and not based on credible threats they will mop and r.t. new york or so for a moment here on the program let's take a look and see whether. north korea's nuclear program really is as dangerous as the media says it is so north korea claims it's got nuclear warheads estimated to be about ten of them but pyongyang does not have any missiles capable of sending a warhead over a large distance and we understand the furthest they have fired a missile is about nine hundred thirty kilometers there which is not nearly enough to reach america it's all means that in effect north korea has no active strategic
nuclear forces and tim shorrock investigative journalist says the media is simply scare mongering the united states public has been has been subject to a massive propaganda campaign war is you know coming tomorrow to korea the idea that somehow north korea is more of a danger though you know comes from this propaganda that north korea is aiming is building weapons in an offensive way and this is trying wants to attack the united states and then north korea's development so weapons or aimed right at the rate at all our cities and they are ready at any moment to attack us there is no background at all explaining to people you know how we got here what the role the united states has been in this crisis what could be done to get out of it it's all just scaremongering basically. a pork ban on kindergarten menus is stirring
some controversy in the austrian city of salzburg the rule has been in force for five years but it only came to light last week off the parents follow the request with the mayor's office they were told the decision was made on health grounds but also to meet the needs of muslim children. parents in austria have got beef with the authorities after the pork was given the chop from kindergarten. it's been missing from menus for five years but now it's been spotted austrians are in this to. thirty's claim children simply prefer chicken and carrots the dish was dropped due to health reasons among other things the needs of muslim children that's one line this left the norm sweet all sour taste in parents' mouths and those polled say they now strongly oppose the decision despite the mayor's claim there's been no official decree is still new some of finding difficult to digest. some
contrasting opinions from a christian of the chamber of commerce in vienna and mohammed shafique of the ramadan foundation i cannot really see a reason why the mayor of salt work is denying austrian children access to normal austrian pork dishes pork dishes are part of our culture if somebody wants to live here actually they should to respect our culture it's a trick from the far right who perpetuated this thing about muslims being outside is you know getting preferential treatment i don't support i second you know i'm not criticizing them for having a good thought you know i'm trying to be inclusive but i think you can't be inclusive if you exclude a particular community the one side who thinks we should proceed to a kind of appeasement strategy to accommodate muslims in europe and to make sure that the feel like at home and others who think wait wait
a minute this is europe this is our country these are our countries we're not muslims we want to keep our identity so this is part of a major political conflict muslims are not alien to societies that are early to germany or france or the united kingdom all russia and anybody who tries to divide communities and. he tries to perpetuate this hatred inherent hatred that we see i think should be called off or is it's racism and xenophobia against a community if there isn't then the strategy of the muslims is took out call any criticism on them islamophobia and now especially left wing politicians oh mr very much afraid of of being called islam a four week course you're a austria switzerland you know we are seen an inherently anti muslim agenda in those spaces the rights of muslims are being taken away the freedoms of muslims are being taken away and yet still we have people out there suggesting that somehow
muslims again preferential treatment it's an absolute lie and should be called off for war is. china is deploying troops to his first overseas military base in djibouti a small east african country already hosts troops from several foreign powers artie's emily soon are explaining the vital strategic importance. two chinese navy warships left to port john john on tuesday to launch beijing's first ever overseas military base in djibouti but out of all places in the world watch your beauty well for starters the tiny african country provides access through the red sea to the suez canal one of the busiest shipping routes in the world another key aspect of djibouti location is its proximity to potential crisis areas namely yemen where saudi arabia is fighting who the rebels in an ongoing civil war and somalia a stronghold for the al qaeda linked militant group al-shabaab so what's in it for
china officially it's to boost the thousands of troops and millions of dollars beijing has poured in to assist the u.n. peacekeeping efforts in africa will be joining a two bit of fulfill its international obligation in somalia such as carrying out school missions and providing humanitarian aid it will also benefit in social and economic development and enable china to make for the contribution in safeguarding peace and stability in africa and the world the base also helps secure china's fast economic interests in africa with beijing investing in so many key infrastructure projects throughout the continent that is why china is joining the crowd of global powers of ready operating in djibouti washington spilt its biggest four thousand strong base on the continent as you can see marked in blue here on the map france has one thousand nine hundred troops there six hundred japanese marines are stationed nearby and saudi arabia is also building a base in the tiny east african state with all these different countries flexing
their military muscles almost literally side by side is djibouti becoming the next playground for the world's leading powers that. one day will be. one be the one. to do. clinton i do sin and positioning them so that they came to the united states oakley is pushing. for the ottoman self and so on no money they depend he's going with the person doesn't that. also get us full of that in a minute but i was told to go they did but thinking for them did not tell us that the politico did apollo to put a death of that into the. many most ors coming your way here on the program today on this channel where you hear what life is like inside the fight has from the women who married them back in just
a moment. a little more still of you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle. to stop spreading tell you that so be gossip the tabloids are. you pulling out. all the hawks that we all know what. boy we made. even though there are plenty of oil because of the new.
series so how can you invests into the new technologies is a very important thing. for abuse. to. have you with us today but there's a losing ground both in iraq and syria the group is becoming less attractive to would be. foreign fighters but the women who became the terrorists' wives have also been fleeing the foremost strongholds here is the second part of the testimonies about what life is like inside you can watch the first part on our website. oh. never mind up that there were a lot of horrors in places where women live kids had rashes lice and when they got
sick they didn't get treatment those places in iraq that were like real presence that it was absolutely disgusting to be there not much but one woman had contractions so she went so that she would send them the woman was knocking at her door and crying for help but most of them i kicked her out saying that she wants to sleep and shouted i wish she were all dead but the woman went into the garden bleeding and stayed there until morning no one paid any attention to her in the morning hasn't came to her lying in the garden and walked by as if nothing happened as if she was just a dog if wires were treated this way others weren't even seen as human beings. at least. myself i suppose separated girls from married women and from slight lots of attention was paid to the girls men brought the make up just to sell them for fifteen thousand dollars virgins were sold for thirty thousand some girls managed to escape to rock those who helped them were killed.
my husband told me there is no release of the year no lore and that we must return home so we started planning how to escape. a little bit of thick if in fact i knew what i saw was like i would never have gone and joined my husband there. hey i know my husband and i made a huge mistake when we came here and thank god we escape. the russian prosecutor general's office has denied claims of involvement in a meeting between a russian lawyer and donald trump jr last year u.s. democrat politicians and much of the media have pointed to that encounter as evidence of the team's collusion with moscow during the election campaign. prime one connected lawyer who met with donald trump jr last year for this woman as the russian government lawyer and he did know it was information gleaned by the russian
government he took a meeting with a russian lawyer was going to actions to the kremlin after being told she might have information helpful to the campaign and jr was initially contacted by an intermediary who talked about handing over sensitive information on the hillary clinton but we did speak exclusively with the international communications chief at the prosecutor's office. some foreign media wrote about the meeting between donald trump jr and russian lawyer and italian vessel needs sky which reportedly took place last june and possible involvement of the russian prosecutor general's office in brokering the meeting how would you comment on this information i would not want to comment on something that is totally untrue. you have to understand the office of the prosecutor general does not share information of these individuals in the us such contacts can only happen through official channels as to be awaited by
international agreements and after a formal request. submitted by a prosecution agency so are you saying that the prosecutor general's office could not have sent vessel needs it's insane to think that the prosecutor general's office would use a private lawyer to transfer information any exchanges of information about criminal cases ease down through the country's official agencies with their russian prosecutor general's office and the u.s. department of justice. so if we need to share information to resolve our american colleagues we send it to the justice department. emanuel try to while his guest donald trump at this year's bastille day parade by getting a marching band to belt out a punchy rendition of french electro duo daft punk's hit get lucky don although was less than impressed.
well the trumps popularity has certainly taken a beating as of late and yet many of his key policies are not only quite popular but also very similar to those of his predecessor iraq obama well to use jacqueline very good now assesses why the two perceived so differently according to a recent poll president trump's approval ratings are low really low but it seems that people don't so much dislike him as a president as much as they just don't like him as a person sixty five percent of those who disapprove of trump said it was because of
his personality while only sixteen percent objected to his policies ok trump is undeniably a one of a kind president who has said and done some awkward things i think by the single greatest asset of any assets i have is my temperament oh god does the right job. really rich history i'm like a smart person i think i'm much more humble than you would understand. if you compare term to his predecessor barack obama the figures were almost the exact opposite at the beginning of obama's first term sixty five percent disliked his policies while fourteen percent didn't care for his character a large portion of america really fell in love with who he was. in my first term we ended the war in iraq. in my second term i will win the war on christmas. you pretty tough guy are you a tough guy you look like you're pretty tough and so you just gotta keep on going.
but for often being perceived as polar opposites the two actually have a number of political moves in common our own members trumps controversial travel ban but affected people from seven muslim majority countries while the obama administration deemed the same states as areas of concern and put travel restrictions on their citizens and some of the rhetoric we've seen from both presence is shockingly similar take their stances on america's place in the global arena. that though i'm out of american lives could result in the political post rebuttal that lies at the heart of someone else's civil war we cannot be a policeman of the world and of course those promises to help out the average joe we're going to bring back made in the usa and we're going have a lot of jobs come back we're going to have a lot of jobs made in america hopeful trend they're bringing jobs back from overseas as for trump the analysis of that gallup poll functions off with a rather somber prognosis for him they're rising that unless the president changes
his unique style his numbers will continue to plummet it seems in this case everyone is judging this book by its cover jochum book r.t. washington d.c. next a german investigation of questions why some of the country's foreign policy decisions actually come from washington and other parts of our audience are going underground .
the war in yemen has its own distinct face is the face of a child emaciated by hunger thousands of children are fighting off death. a chance. still exist. ricos treated as one. recall. and i know a lot of. the island is controlled by the us government and some puerto ricans crave independence journal it was. good at either with. their ideas. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day.
with the country at a crossroads anger of the island is on the rise. sitting . on top. of the. i've observed events of the past few years and asked myself several times what's going on in my native germany. millions of refugees u.s. intelligence agencies in discriminately listening in on german citizens in the
government and once again german tanks heading east. from various political parties and various independent experts and journalists in an effort to understand just how independent germany really is when it comes to decision making whether it acts on its own national interests ok or is out someone else's will. this quote. i'm going to.