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in the stories that shaped the week britain's fifty terror attack this year sees thirty people injured in a bomb blast on the long long the ground the second ban is now under arrest. young finds a ballistic missile over japan after the international community hits north korea with the sanctions. and the french president's proposed labor reforms triggered violent protests and nationwide strikes they've been described as a declaration of war against workers' rights.
live from moscow this is the weekly all r.t. international with me on the lockwood. a second man has been arrested in the u.k. in connection with friday's terror attack on the london underground which left thirty people injured and improvised explosive device went off inside the tube train at eight twenty in the morning local time the blast caused panic at the stampede with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting from west london his anas to see a true. yet another terrorism related incident in the u.k. a twenty seventeen pandemic of terror with this now the fifth and every attack demands more security measures and public vigilance get out if you are you. following the van attack on westminster bridge they put up a concrete barriers to prevent a similar salt earlier this month london's metropolitan police came up with another
measure to stop the vehicles targeting large crowds still spikes road mats to be rolled out a big events but just days after the announcement london was hit by a different kind of attack the weapon this time was concealed in a simple plastic bag and bucket and left on the tube during rush hour cordoned off behind me is the area where the fifth terror related incident to shake the u.k. in recent months took place early friday morning in a train topped with commuters were a homemade device partially detonated commuters described the scene as a stampede with people running for their lives just what is lost in memory of the baby in the car with the mom to men was shouting grand run so we all piled off the train and just ran for our lives we were literally running for our lives and i saw for a second on of that stuff people jumping over what all's well like but the other trees asian with a beautiful jump and go into the steve jumping into of another terror attack has slipped by the authorities but the location this time has left many shocked and
questioning where they go from here is to me flying that anybody. can do anything they like that we're not taking the subway like let's take a less walk it's kind of scary as authorities investigate this latest incident to see what should and could have been done the attackers seem to be one step ahead creating a new unnerving and unpredictable norm and party london. earlier this sunday the u.k. reduced its national threat level from critical to severe that means an attack is now not thought to be imminent although it is still highly likely we spoke to journalist and political commentator martin summers he says the facial level doesn't always reflect the seriousness of the threat. in the past they have been manipulated in this country and elsewhere political means so for example in the run up to the iraq war in two thousand and three there was a big security alert at heathrow which many people believe was part of the war
mongering of the governments of the of the day and of course in the u.s. this constant shifting of the level of terror threats is used as a part of the political theater surrounding this whole war on terrorism and everything that goes with this one presumes from the if they've reduced the terror threat than they've they've got reason to do that but of course we don't necessarily always trust the government sells about these things the capitol's may in the past have said that living with the threat of terrorism is just something on the list have to accept. you won't succeed but you want to fight us we will be caught by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean creased number of. across london.
the attempts to. make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of armed officers . that is will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days no reason to be a long. road but. we need to. learn that as we'll see an increased number of visible police officers.
it's been another week of standoff over north korea on monday the u.n. security council passed a resolution on new sanctions after pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month although the harsh overage no draft prepared by the u.s. was renegotiated nor did to seal the vote washington had wanted a full oil and natural gas in both go against north korea but the final resolution imposed only a cap on the country's exports. they were gentle draft also demanded a travel ban and an asset freeze against the north korean leader but that didn't make it into the final draft either and the us president was not impressed by the compromise at the u.n. we think it's just another very small step. not a big deal rex and i were just discussing. not big i don't know but has any impact but certainly it was nice to get
a fifteen to nothing vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen well certainly disturbing to hear these words from donald trump in the aftermath of a vote at the u.n. security council at this point we're hearing u.s. leaders again talking harshly about more sanctions sanctions against russia sanctions against china if china doesn't follow these sanctions we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the u.s. and international dollar system and that's quite meaningful in the aftermath of a resolution being passed unanimously at the u.n. security council and what many saw as a victory for diplomacy the words that we heard from u.s. leaders on the floor of the security council were rather diplomatic we are not looking for war the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return if it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future if it proves it
can live in peace the world will live in peace with. the latest sanctions imposed by the u.n. security council a result of the he made a serious attempts to isolate and suffocate its own country. in violation of us over and that's why we totally reject and condemn these sanctions many people whose hopes had really been raised for peace and diplomacy being victorious while those hopes are starting to dampen there are starting to be some some fear that perhaps once again we are in the danger of a global conflict or some kind of war breaking out in the crisis in the. in financial it could be once again intensifying this is just another dip on the roller coaster insane just this exemplary week there with the war where it goes up very high and then then maybe this one conciliatory talks some cooperation some diplomacy and then more threats of military force we don't know what the next step is going to be to be the real question is going to be when do we actually get to a diplomatic track that allows both sides to step down off to washington cold for
new sanctions bill for it carried out a missile test on friday according to the south korean military the projectile reached announced to just seven hundred and seventy kilometers and traveled almost five times that distance before falling into the ocean and just like the test carried out a few weeks ago the missile flew over japan triggering. the island however not everyone in japan felt threatened by the launch. but to be frank i don't feel like japan is their target as their target is the u.s. that's why the missiles are just passing over japan and i don't think north korea will drop me self directly on us and say. it's a missile destroyer of strength good because we won't have to go to school a leaf and go home we were raised joking around never taking it seriously south korea reacted to friday's missile test with a military drill near the border with the north and although the south korean
president threatened pyongyang with quote destruction beyond recovery he ruled out stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us washington should let the korean leader as a result of the crisis themselves. why couldn't we encourage and get behind saying look south korea we encourage you to talk to north korea and see if you're going to sit down maybe united states and china could both be observers or something and to get it moved on but not for us to constantly stir up trouble by having our military confrontation about building up and having these war games what are these war games where are they practicing you know is so unnecessary and confrontational and it doesn't mean that if we didn't have war games that we would give up something on our defense our side has to worry about the bush doctrine which tries to you know make it our official policy that you need to have preventive war well a preemptive preventive war is aggression and that i don't lie.
keep the french president's labor reform plans which you do this month was voiced on tuesday with nationwide strikes and hundreds of rallies protests in paris ten bonded with projectiles and flames being thrown. yes was forced out of her. apartments over the labor reform say they favor employers over workers limit compensation for unfair dismissal and reduce the power of unions bullyboy koch reports from paris. one of the big newspapers here in france will miss him i know
my son's christening old father these are the biggest street protests to take place in front ever since he was elected president earlier this year and people here are very unhappy about the labor law that he wants to implement it he wants to shake up the job market and make it easier to hire and fire personnel he thinks not full time is of an elite high unemployment rate here in france it is almost non of that rate in the u.k. and germany but trade unions dead set against the changes and they have come out in full force hitting the streets in that sounds and in paris today in order to say no to michael micron's plan for changes to the law now this is being seen as a bit of a litmus test because i know my own team spent a lot of the summer trying to placate some of the smaller trade unions nevertheless
today's demonstration has been organized by the largest trade union and we've been speaking to people what the french railway network to add traffic controllers even people who watch as comedians in cars it comes as old that was we've spoken to say that they. i believe that they represent them like the employers in fun i'm not really take a listen to what they had to say. this lowers anti social because it's reliable for workers. but it was this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work that doesn't give privileges in both the public and the private sector as we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement should. the draft or effects eighty million workers the majority of all french workers and will significantly limit their rights to make it easier to find people even when it's not justified that.
it's about to low which is harmful for us this would leave us without any more guarantees among the monk was made a bit of a last week when he told the people that i'm a. free man and i will be absolutely determined to that i will not yield in any way not to slack because you are not to cynics not to extremists. we gathered here today to protest against macron and his policies which undermine the very existence of the workers from all spheres this movement is necessary it is the response of the french people who are protecting their rights.
the positive that he used to take. and he was all about that made him on the fuselage. is it at all possible absolutely he's only thinking about it for me. it made it clear he's also been able to keep. look at it little boy you know. i don't know what i'm going to face protests here at home in town the president who is determined to push these last three days that he has a strong mandate in order to implement his jacket off to the french caribbean in order to deal with the fallout you have hurricane that. we being billed as a showdown between the pro-business president who's come to power wanting to shake up the job market and the trade union movement. as the last opportunity to the plan but there. was room other than over the next week.
just a few months into micron's presidency his approval ratings have already nosedived dr paul smith an expert in french politics of the u.k.'s nottingham university says it's unclear if micron will be able to push through his reforms it's the same as we've seen over the last ten years the trade union movement or least part of it in france likes to mobilize people and there's a sense that these these changes all right a call but i think what we need to what we need to look at very carefully is just how many people really want this test is being seen as a what today is being seen as is a test of the strength of opposition i'd also the strength of one of the trade unions which the main trade union that called the action it really remains to be seen whether over the months to come whether this government unlike its pretty decisive is able not only to talk the talk but she to walk the walk and that's to say to deliver the reforms it wants to deliver. at least twelve
civilians have been killed by a u.s. led coalition air strike in provence according to syrian media we contacted the u.s. central command for clarification it says the strikes targeted i saw a structure. on the sixteenth of september military forces conducted strike. that engaged in. the u.s. air strike in question. strongholds in syria. to the south of the strike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve. of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition. have no information regarding civilian casualties but they're investigating they usually do happen hundreds and hundreds of times. it
is a. tactic to surround themselves with. isis. make sure make a point to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield and. shield the. u.s. led coalition jets will avoid hitting isis if there are civilians around them but. that isn't the case three weeks ago. told me that they expect to dig up as many as five thousand. out of the rubble out of. syria well we heard from the director of the think tank. he told the u.s. led coalition doesn't seem to have changed approach to ask strikes despite numerous
instances in which it has killed. since the start of the operations in mosul time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to hit and i see this more as a target and then suddenly there is a huge massacre taking place and this is really hurting and reflecting negatively on the united states' efforts to you know establish its own project sort of the old regime protected regime in the eastern part of syria. as islamic state suffers a string of major defeats many of the finest family members are ending up in refugee camps their futures highly uncertain altie has been the first to talk to some of the widows of foreign extremists in one iraqi camp where hundreds of being housed the location and their identities is not disclosed for their safety until you know it's not important i guess for that does visually people to like. you when you believe that they are going to leave their family like
a border like i knew god is stronger than it's actually good and. helpful. here and someone cuts off wasn't heard tell us this is risking the legal status of the wives of isis fighters is not yet clear in europe last year almost six hundred people were put on trial for terrorism with more than three hundred fifty prosecuted for ties to extremism we talked to a couple of political commentators about whether the wives of isis fighters who followed their husbands into conflict zones should be treated as extremists but i think the most important thing we have to do is avoid these people coming back to our countries these people have joined a terrorist organization they wish to join the state but the united kingdom isn't america isn't russia what we're talking about wives and children of isis fighters who have gone out to syria to iraq to kurdistan and have been found themselves
inadvertently getting him brought. as part of as much a victim as anyone else has been part of these atrocities let's be clear what the argument that no one saw is making is that you are an adult have chosen to join a terrorist organization just because you're married you should have no responsibility for that whatsoever i want me. to journey to terrorist organizations that i want to not have you make your own piece of history they signed on for and besides it was so let's be clear on my position let's be clear what i look at your shot it looks a little like your name for yourself as a showing first of all it's not about iraq just take the air peace out i keep talking the position of the majority of british people in my view is that they do not want terrorists back in the united kingdom they do not want the wives of terrorist back in the united kingdom but there may want the children who are entirely innocent to return to united to carry on with that in mind. these women
many of them will be innocent people the children the innocent people they didn't sign up to a terrorist organization it's not like joining a club where you sign up to get a membership form they followed their husbands into a war zone people who have not committed any wrongdoing who are no risk to the state the answer is to integrate them we have the national security apparatus in place to be able to tackle these issues right now. to children have been reunited with their relatives here in russia after being rescued from territory which was under eisel control in iraq here on r.t. we launched a campaign called bring them home to help the authorities trace the orphans relations. were found in mosul it's believed the youngsters immediate families were killed in fighting there too traumatized to tell their own stories but it is thought of the boy who was rescued from the basement where he hid with his mother two brothers and sister. and lamb and had the chair in a bag that often it when they arrived there two weeks ago.
we've. got. to get another. place at the door. that. is crucial to. a news night to give all for a nice ballplayer. jacqueline vega was at the airport for us when the youngsters arrived both children were clearly traumatized clinging to the adults their finally bringing them little head usually kept touching her leg and at one point she lifted up her current leg and you could see bandages and scars from when she was injured during her time in mosul now we learned a little bit more of young of long story was probably around nine years old he told
those that he was with apparently that he was in the basement for a long period of time in mosul surrounded by other kids in terrible conditions and that it was constantly hearing the sounds of bombs falling. or. father died separately klein was in a basement with his mother two brothers and his sister he was the only one who survived sadly these two are just a few among many many children for no apparent list and alone far far away from home. it has almost been a year since hillary clinton shot at election defeat to donald trump and now she's on the road promoting her new book which pinpoints who she thinks is to blame here's a reminder of who she's been accusing along the way. pursues that word work in two thousand and sixteen russian wiki leaks our press i inherited nothing from the democratic party bernie's not a democrat jim tommy's letter my primary opponent and a lot of his supporters the sexism and the massaging the resentment the stereotype
the style just a lot of people didn't want to hear my plan. the book is called what happened in which hillary clinton throws accusations that both she believes treated her unfairly cheering her campaign she recalls a debate with donald trump which she said made her skin crawl as he invaded her personal space she also brings up the battle with fellow democrat bernie sanders claiming his plan was to disrupt the party and clinton believes lie to me putin's alleged efforts to install trump as a friendly puppet to influence the election failed. clinton's literary references are baffling some readers she mentions george orwell's dystopian political model my nine hundred eighty four with its theme of distrust of politicians the media for clinton though it's those very people who should be relied on leading some readers to call her do tional elsewhere in the book she compares herself to a character from the hit t.v. show game of thrones is some reaction.
they shouted guilty guilty like the really just sounds and game of thrones chanting shame shame well so see lannister walked back to the red team. he's very early sixty minute is a place to stay a troll no matter. what that means. now having said all this why aren't i fifty points ahead you might ask. did you make another mistake sure selves to lose the election without any of the
other things you talk about what i will sit down that. you could put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorable. everyone who isn't us. is an enemy basically you're saying that there's there's nothing you're going to do differently as a way to try to win over his supporters i am what i am let's start from that premise for losing the people. to help the people you think. that's the weekly get in touch and tell us what you think on t. dot com all facebook i'll be back with more of the week's top stories in about half an hour.
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a cocktail of legal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's saying. error. prone welcome to. terrorism has been on a clinically declared as the scores of our times a phenomena worthy of wavering condemnation and the live action but when it comes to the practicalities of fighting terrorism do all members of the international community really practice what they preach well to discuss that i'm now joined by concept of sin there coordinator of the united nations the taleban monitor. mr
sions it's such a great pleasure talking to you thank you very much for. me now you're a security expert who is dedicated to fighting something that is not really defined in international law because there is no universally agreed upon definition of terrorism doesn't that leave you in the position of when you have to fide a label a terrorist brand rather than thin them and then the such well see the interesting aspects about the security council work on that i'm advised on the sanctions is that it has taken that position not to define terrorism but to tell the world who are so we have sanctions list where we have seventy five plus x. it changes pretty much in the databases groups around the world that sanction us being connected with ice and so there you have your political field of the internationally agreed groups that are terrorists but mr de you know better than i do that. they'll qaeda ideology sometimes espoused by groups that.