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close deliberation the syrian army recaptures a large fortified area in the city of deer is or finally breaking through a three year long siege by islamic state operation was backed by the russian military. also in syria the un accuses damascus of a chemical attack needly province on civilians back in april this year that's according to a new report from the world body. and the russian president says mounting pressure on people in the un will not solve the north korea crisis that they need food and health holds that is south korean counterparts of the east an economic forum in
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russia's far east. let's not be driven by emotion and push north korea into a corner. and that imitation also proposes sending in u.n. peacekeepers to help ease the conflict in eastern ukraine a move that is backed by germany but not supply ukrainian officials. either welcome come july from moscow he watching international now the syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a large fortified area held by islamic state in the city of dear resort that's according to the russian defense ministry.
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where syrian troops found a network of tunnels after two. taking the position equipped with weapons medical supplies and food it's also been revealed that the area was defended by terrorists of mainly for most of the republic and russian origin on cheese day a russian warship targeted the militants there helping the syrian army stormed the fortress well the latest operation is part of a larger campaign to force i still fight is active did israel which has largely been occupied by the terror group for the last three years since then it has become one of the largest pockets of terrorist forces in syria.
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right now i was. with these pictures of two government army brigades reuniting after one was trapped inside the it is the will for the duration of those three years they finally met after the tree i still see this city yesterday and he has more now on the liberation campaign the people of duress or want to have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops were there all the lifeline and they prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while i saw used any means absolutely anything to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of i saw all around the city and beyond how the country and black as you can see on this map since that point it's only been shrinking two thousand and
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seventeen so far a nightmare for islamic state and syria i'll break down the milestones for you number one palmira. the city with more than three thousand years of history had really been caught in a tug of war before march when the syrian army with russian air support took full control number two the city of rock the one known as the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. no more capital in iraq looks like the terrorist commanders ran from there and thanks to the efforts of the kurdish units and other u.s. led coalition fighters the hottest in the city are fully surrounded number three
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breaking the siege of the errors or. this was one last chance all the remaining war might be had to offer off it went to deir ez-zor according to russian army intelligence crossing islamic state in this area is the next step time to check up on the map now that's progress three black traces left the rooms of the self-proclaimed caliph in for trying to report and what we got reaction to the latest developments from peta ford a former u.k. ambassador to syria and the. breaking of the extremely significant militarily. tremendous booth for the morrow of the government and the
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government for through. we must be a bit cautious not clear whether. or weak. we the main. sure and then the four through can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket jihad these still. hold sway so it going at beth beth going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. well away from the field of conflict into a very different one because syria's national football team has claimed a place in the playoffs for the twenty eighteen world cup in russia. huge crowds gathered in damascus to watch the final great game against iran screens were set up in the city center to show the match being played in tehran syria did
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equalise in the final minutes to make the scoreline meaning they will now face the strain here for a chance to reach the world cup finals for the very first time after the final whistle celebrations you see erupted there with their car horns and chanting long into the know it. president putin says sanctions and mounting pressure will not solve the north korea crisis is pyongyang feels it's being backed into a corner that it may putin sat down with south korea's leader at the eastern economic forum underway in the russian city of latin for stock at the moment party's daniel hawkins is there for us with the details this foremost primarily a place for business and trade interests to find common ground but as you say there's only one thing really hanging over the forum one key thing on the agenda and that's been the korean crisis the crisis on the korean peninsula and president putin of south korea half an hour concluded their talks they've done
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a joint press conference where putin again as russia's position has been over the last weeks and months that diplomacy negotiation was the only way long term to solve this crisis take a listen. it's obvious that the korean peninsula problem can't just be solved using sanctions and pressure it's impossible let's not be driven by emotion and push north korea into a corner. now it's evident that there are some differences between the south korean and the russian position here the south korean government of course do favor a strengthening of the us. actions against north korea particularly targeting the oil sector something that will very much appreciate as an escalation in this crisis the russians of course have favored diplomacy negotiation long term and that still seems through the case aside from that it's very much business as usual here for quite literally there's delegations here from over fifty countries several thousand
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people in attendance here hoping to sign trade and business deals last year that equal about thirty two billion dollars so very much significance in the asia pacific region but we spoke to the u.s. governor for the state of california. at the forum to discuss global challenges and he says that north korea poses one of the greatest threats to global security in that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue. north korea of course is a threat nobody can ignore this thing is moving quickly with north we talked about i didn't feel there was any real clear path forward but i do know this close throwing exchange between russia us in chile in other countries in the region are absolutely crucial and wiser minds i hope will prevail and be able to move north korea off this very dangerous path of their
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own but i jerry brown was speaking at the valdai discussion group being hosted in the forum in blood of all stock and including russia china japan and america. washington has announced it will continue to deploy troops and weapons to the korean peninsula a move a top u.s. army official says is to address the self destructive actions of north korea the deployment will see american military hardware join south korea's navy for a number of drills and includes craft carrier strike group with anti missile ships already positioned in the region along with fighter jets and helicopters and south korea is also considering asking the u.s. to redeploy its nuclear weapons to the peninsula jaclyn vaguer picks up the story south korea is currently eyeing a possible redeployment of u.s. nuclear weapons on its territory which if approved would bring the military buildup around north korea to the highest level. we would need to find realistic countermeasures by reviewing all the political military options in
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a serious security situation with north korea's nuclear missile threats but the question is will this drastic move have the desired effect of making north korea backed out well of the past few months have taught us anything now but being young and washington are nowhere near to dialing their saber rattling back only raising the stakes higher and higher kim jong un shows no such understanding is a big. use of use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for wars any threat to the united states george territories including water. or our allies will be met with a massive military response. president reaffirmed the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and allies using the full range of diplomatic conventional and you can you capabilities so disposed so as a nuclear option the next step would trump make that call looking back trump has always had a rather shall we say unconventional approach to nuclear weapons during his iconic
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one thousand nine hundred interviews with playboy he confessed nuclear war was on his mind and it seems the idea hasn't exactly gone away for so you don't want to say take everything off the table just you know there you go shooter if you do this nuclear look no clue should be off the table but with be a time when it could be used possibly the trouble is when you said earlier even america's oldest allies can't count themselves one hundred percent safe can you tell the middle east or not use the nuclear weapon and never say that i would never take any of my cards off the table but europe we won't use and you're not going to take it off the day you might use it in europe you know and surprisingly trump wants the u.s. to expand its nuclear arsenal because apparently if you're going to have nukes you better have more than everybody else it would be wonderful the green would be that no country would have none. but if countries are going to have nukes we're going to be. at the top of the pack yes for every major world leader at the option is always on the table and to be fair trump has said that it's highly highly highly highly
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unlikely he would resort to a nuclear option and prefers a world without nukes but even if it's just about scaring the enemy when nukes are dominating the thought processes of kim and trump the rest of the world would appreciate more predictability and transparency in the thought process. r.t. washington d.c. well russia and china did offer their own solution to the standoff over north korea an emergency un security council meeting on monday more sco in beijing proposed what is being called a double freeze initiative and under that plan north korea would stop its nuclear missile tests and then in return the u.s. and south korea would hold their joint military exercises however u.s. dismay. this proposal as insulting russia's new ambassador to washington told us well paris do need to work together to resolve the crisis i cannot he would mention in north korea it's a great challenge for us for united states we have to secure
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the n.p.t. nonproliferation treaty and please don't forget the united states it's too far from north korea but north korea is our neighbor frankly i can see a new problem. to deal with all outstanding issues with the united states. now the u.n. has accused the syrian government of using sarin gas on civilians in an attack that happened in italy province back in april we can get more details now from our correspondent paula slade he joins us after knowing paula so well what more do we know then about this. well we know that the united nations commission has published a report into an advantage to chemical strike that was said to have taken place in the syrian province of idlib back in april this year now according to the report the commission is found to quote that they have reasonable grounds to believe that syrian government forces used seven guests against the civilian population but
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there are a number of problems at this report first and foremost it uses a previous investigation that was carried out by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the p c w and the problem with that organization is investigation is that they did not travel to the site of where the strike was said to have taken place instead they gathered samples from a third party a week after the strike took place also the o.p.c. w did not have as its mandate to determine whether or not what to determine who was responsible but rather their mandate was to determine whether or not the strike took place now what is also surprising is that in this u.n. report there is a section that deals with the impact of coalition strikes on the civilian population in syria particularly children and they take a detailed look at several cases where the united states and coalition forces will accuse of targeting civilians in syria now the coalition forces themselves have
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admitting that they have killed more than six hundred civilians in syria although activists put that figure at several thousands. ok thanks paula that was. for you because russian president vladimir putin doesn't says that u.n. peacekeepers could actually help resolve the ukraine conflict we'll have a look at that story just off the break.
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called the fear we don't really. care really the world should be a period. that you get out of the old the old. the old according to josh. walk of our world come along for the. hello again for and present among macron has accused journalists of being too interested in themselves but his comments have backfired slightly because mark owen was visiting a school in eastern france for the start of the new academic year and from there
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posted a video on twitter showing people cheering and hugging him which led to parts of the media calling the media arrogance from self and the charlatans can now reports macron already has a love hate relationship with the media. like it the start of any beautiful romance president might enjoy the attention from the media at the height of the presidential campaign its estimate. he had three times more coverage than his opponent's rising star in one year in my court but. he's a breath of fresh air in french politics the desire for something different he embodies the end of the old political establishment and while much corn has always . led it's clear that this relationship is becoming more and to move south i'm not interested in journalists it's the people of france who
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interest me journalists have a problem there too interested in themselves not enough in the country so just who is paying says stick here i . was after knocking journalists for professional narcissism mccrone posted video whose informative value about the country shines through it's not the first time the french president has insulted journalists remember this. that.
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the only person i predicted by the father. i. asked paris space columnist elizabeth new take how she is a journalist feels about my comment one. he was running for president he was basically walking on water could not get enough of him and he couldn't have not had enough of the journey if it was complete love fest and that he decided that he was going to frame his own message and frame what he was going to say under honest not to be a part of this to tools and suddenly the press was being pushed back in every possible physical way of course to jam the started thinking you know who is this person and what has he done with the president and like so much i don't know how he will be but he's he's had you know the good times over this is that he's had the honeymoon
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and now he's getting into the sort of the thick of things despite my calls saying he cares about people moving journalists he seems to mention them a lot and while his focus appears to be on criticizing those who helped create his image and those who helped put him in power judging by his polling ratings the make up is wearing as thin as the patience of the people of france. r.t. paris. meanwhile german chancellor angela merkel has been met by angry demonstrators armed with tomatoes is a campaign event in the time of heidelberg a merkel reacted calmly to the incident which is now being investigated by police. it is fair to say that this is be a fairly tepid election campaign in germany even by the well relatively low bar set by german elections in the past moments of drama how of common courtesy of those right wing political activists who've been turning up at angela merkel's campaign
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rallies now these people who are on the whole fundamentally opposed to a. g policy or they've been doing blowing whistles. since you traveled around the country the latest. in the south of the country well this time there was an added age as to tomatoes were throwing her cool took the stage one of them clipping the german child. on the hip another one of them though splattering one of the moderators angela merkel in fact offered her a handkerchief to clean herself up during the debate though during the rally she was asked a question about what does she think her best qualities are and she pretty much said karmas under pressure noticeably not making reference to the flying fruit that occurred earlier in fact it was so unfazed by the tomato incident that she even kept the same jacket on when she appeared at a later rally in the city of stuttgart now it was expected that this campaign could
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have been a very closely run thing between angela merkel in a christian democratic union party and martin schultz and the social democrats if we go back to march they were almost neck in neck now though angle of merkel leads by around fifteen percent in the polls and it seems almost impossible for the social democrats the claw that back and it does seem that angle a miracle will be returned chancellor but they're still a couple of weeks ahead but when it comes to drama in this campaign we're really picking up crumbs and it has prompted our colleagues at the wall street journal to go with the headline while it's boring at the moment well i can't really argue without. like i was in brussels or i agree with the parliament's plan to spend five hundred million euros on a new building in the heart of the city the current home of the parliament is just twenty two years old but any pace looks set to go ahead with the upgrade owns dozens of buildings across the belgian capital for example the space
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a building which is the residence of the european council that cost taxpayers in the region of three hundred twenty one million euro citizens also paid nearly four hundred million euros for the e.u. commission's office dubbed the step but the brussels public say they've had enough of their home being turned into a constant construction site. it often happens using public holidays it's annoying because expect to see fewer people on the streets in clear roads but that's the time when they decide to do all the construction work and it causes traffic chaos. broke construction sites everywhere and before one finishes they've already started another and it causes huge traffic jams which means we're always late but. it's become hellish over the past couple of years there is were going on everywhere in the city and construction sites are only over the place we're fed up with this it's
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a big city and it's becoming very difficult to get around in brussels a spokesperson for the independence party told us that the commission is more interested in building a european superstate than in the welfare of its citizens unfortunately e.u. citizens have had a lot more on their minds than building buildings being built in brussels but i mean i think that if they got to know about it properly and if this does go ahead i think most use it as particularly those in the southern mediterranean states who are having a very difficult time at the moment will be less than enthusiastic let me put it that way and as i said previously i would urge the commission to think again just stop these stop me is a ridiculous plyers they're more interested in building up the european superstate which includes lots and lots of big buildings that they are with the welfare and well being of the citizens of the of the member states. and that brings up the. news here and you can keep across the stories social media pages.
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and. read. this. but i. think. how bad can it get how low can russia u.s. relations go at this point it's anyone's guess but one thing is for sure donald trump's call for better relations is now dead in the water.
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mark zuckerberg at facebook. arguing about artificial intelligence is going to destroy the world. maybe we'll mark zuckerberg is already the world so much as each year. greetings and salutations september is finally upon us the kids are back in school university is starting up again the league will soon be turning beautiful colors and here in the united states our lovely elected officials in congress head back to capitol hill to you know look busy talk a lot and ultimately not really do much of anything but one country that is talking
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a lot lately is north korea they they also appear to be doing quite a bit over the weekend it was confirmed that north korea executed its six and most powerful nuclear tests to date according to the guardian the underground blast triggered a magnitude six point three earthquake it was more powerful than the bombs dropped by the u.s. on the road and nagasaki during the second world war yes the ongoing game of threats and missile tests between the united states and north korea continues to escalate with neither side pulling back on the rhetoric or saber rattling but the question that is going to be asked is where where where does all this bravado go what is the endgame for either side what another united states sponsored military executed regime change which would would not come without a certain amount of irony attached given the u.s. sponsored regime change is exactly what north korea's internal great leader style
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power structure has been built upon since the one nine hundred fifty s. in the. korean war and for student wonder stands the real history of the united states you can't exactly blame them remember it was the united states and the soviet union who split the country into along the thirty eighth parallel remember it was the us who slaughtered an estimated one fifth of north korea's entire population through carpet bombing during that war which still technically hasn't ended fear is what has kept kim jong un and his family in power fear is what the us military industrial complex relies on fear is why nuclear weapons even exist and beer will bring us all into world war three unless we start watching the hawks.


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