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turkey's president heir to one agreed to join the opposing both eisel and kurdish separatists in turkey. more than two hundred thirty people are killed in an assault on a mosque in egypt's north sinai province it appears to be the deadliest terror attack in the country's history plus. panic on the streets of london people flee one of the city's the busiest shopping districts after reports of gunfire. and a high security facility that strikes fear in the hearts of even russia's most hardened criminals we gained unique access to the black dolphin the nation's toughest prison these are the some of the country's worst maniacs serial
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killer as terrorists and he wouldn't have held. for most of his in moscow this is our own thomas really glad to have you with us. now donald trump and his turkish counterpart richard tayyip erdogan have agreed on a joint fight against eisel in syria and kurdish separatist fighters in turkey earlier in a phone call with the turkish president also promised to cease arming u.s. backed kurdish forces in syria. and has more. well we now have a statement from the white house describing a phone call that took place between the president of turkey era juan and the president of the usa donald trump now according to the white house statement what was discussed on the phone call was u.s. support for its allies and how the us way would continue to militarily support its allies in the region that are fighting against terrorism now the turkish foreign
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minister says that on the phone call between the two heads of state donald trump agreed to work with turkey in the fight against eisel and the fight against p.k. k. kurdish forces in turkey and furthermore donald trump promised to end u.s. support for the wipe e.g. kurdish forces in syria this is what we've heard from the foreign minister of turkey. mr true clearly stated that he had given clear instructions not to provide you with and that this nonsense should have ended long ago. now the united states has been supporting the why p.g. in syria in the fight against terrorism most recently in the city of rock. kurdish forces fought i still on the ground they fought against the city that had been declared to be their capital the city of rock which was retaken and while they were on the ground fighting the united states provided air support to the kurdish y p g fighters furthermore after that took place we then heard u.s.
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president donald trump speak very highly of the wife and praised them for their efforts on the ground this is donald trump talking about the kurdish fighters we should be using we should be going to be proven to be the leaders really proven to be the most reused and we should be working with them. however the usa has other major ally in the region turkey has a history of fighting against kurdish forces there is a concern within turkey that if some kind of territory were established for the kurdish forces in syria this would serve to further inflame tensions within turkey furthermore there is a concern about the flow of arms and that if too many arms of an abundance of weapons were to develop in the hands of kurds in syria that this could end up getting into the hands of forces in turkey and causing bigger problems in the past
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era one has just been adamant that the united states should not continue supporting the y.p. g. these are some of the words he is used to fight against the dash terrorist organization should not be let with another terror organization we want to believe that our allies would choose to stand beside us and not on the side of terrorist organizations. so it seems we have quite a dramatic shift in u.s. policy that has been declared according to what we're hearing from the foreign ministry the united states has agreed to stop supporting the y.p. g in the past they've been very enthusiastically doing so we heard those words from trump but apparently this has changed now the region is quite constant and it's changing state things are constantly changing there's constant realignments and shifts so we'll just be watching and rather the whole world it seems will be watching to see how all of this eventually plays out. an assault on a mosque in egypt north sinai region has killed at least two hundred thirty five
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people and left more than one hundred injured officials say it is the deadliest terror attack in the country's history. he solves took place during friday prayers the perpetrators arrived in for off road vehicles and set off two bombs and they then opened fire as people tried to flee countries president has called an emergency meeting to decide how to respond no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but government forces have already killed thirty militants in an anti terror operation cairo based journalist jacob. has more . security services are not saying a lot about the details of this attack but we already know what the attack means to the egyptian people this is an attack on the state supported mosque in the north sinai this is an attack on the kind of islam that's promulgated by the egyptian administration one that denounces and renounces terrorism and we see that the jihad
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is now have decided to go not only against up against the government and up against christians but against muslim or worship pers who are choosing the path of moderate islam that is the mainstream form of that religion here in egypt and officially we do know who operates terror organizations in the sinai and there are groups that are affiliated with isis there are groups affiliated with al qaeda and the egyptians of course are very angry and so this is becoming a religious war inside of islam that has implications way beyond egypt itself but but to the wider sunni middle east. there has been a terror scare on one of london's busiest shopping streets during black friday sales armed police responded to reports of shots being fired as people fled in fear for his eye sally who was at the scene force. out of around twenty five there were reports of the force of gunfire coming from from all the second station we spoke to
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some eyewitnesses in the area who said that they saw hundreds of people streaming running out of options street helps asika station and down here into regent street people start finding people running. he said oh you soften up to me eating very. be you take them back so we better get that. right the. party on this day was. heavy but you know it's kind of in the past couple of weeks now of course to put this into context today is black friday which is one of the busiest if not the busiest shopping day of the year many sales are on many people tried to get those deals before the christmas holidays and so people here are really busy really busy area tens if not hundreds of thousands of people would have been in the immediate vicinity of the station and so what happened was
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those people were evacuated from other people were being told by police to run into various shops screamed out to go into different shops and to take cover and then we had heard from the metropolitan police who said that they were treating it as if it was a terrorist incident but. the injuries actually we did hear of one reports of a minor injury but it was somebody who got injured in the panic trying to flee from the station but which is really hard i think secondly how this things are here in the campus of especially this year in a number of terrorists i think place in london which of course have people on a very nervous about what i would this we spoke to said actually the way the police responded to the incident made people born a panic by screaming at them so he said that the they should have perhaps two to call but in any case what was fit to possibly be a terrorist. good at oxford circus looks so beautiful so long. these roads are now
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open with shoppers again trying to get their self-interest is one of the. european union chief has been accused of a twisting the words of the u.k. prime minister theresa may that is after he hinted at russian interference in the u.k.'s breckon referendum citing one of mays' recent speeches he was speaking sorties politico has more. this summit is all about eastern europe so they talk about things like security shared challenges states pretty much everyone bordering russia was invited and georgia there as well and not many of them have many good things to say about russia certainly today the forum was heavily focused on the issue of russia and some of the strongest criticism came from the e.u. council president donald tercel take a listen well of the biggest problems. for
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example. in london. like to be doing the british referendum for example so donald tusk referring to that foreign policy speech that reason may gave last week where she tore into more scotia hughes the kremlin of attempting to undermine western democratic values through election interference and planting fake news stories but and this is a pretty important but especially for donald tusk she clarified later on in the week that those sort of bird to one specific look at the speech i gave on monday that was either the examples i gave of russian interference when not in the united kingdom donald turse clearly didn't get that particular memo from london and this
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looks now like a case of sort of classic chinese whispers because it fits an overarching narrative and that is of russia as a threat to the whole of europe it's a narrative that perhaps rather conveniently and the u.k. at a time when they have little else in common and to reason they had more to say about russia at the summit time. of hostile states like russia into the eastern neighborhood and our collective strength of european countries working together to tackle these challenges in both security and development despite the fact that the u.k. is actively negotiating its way out of the european union right now at this summit this east summit today the u.k.'s pledge to spend one hundred million pounds on countering what it calls russian descent from asia and in eastern europe there's a further fifty million pounds from london going towards reform and security in
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eastern europe as well and talk of russia really appears quite fruitful from a domestic perspective here in the u.k. it's kind of managed to draw the fire away from extensive media coverage of ministers inappropriate behavior scandals to do with that and constant talk of how fragile to reason may's government is. the president of germany's parliament is clamping down on tweeting by politicians who reaction he's giving after a short break this is our international stay with us. here's what people have been saying about rejecting. the only show i go out of my way to. really pack the. john oliver of mark to america is this. we are apparently better than. the sea people you've never heard of.
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jack the. president of the world bank. sent us an e-mail. i would not be surprised if a deal is made selling fannie mae and freddie mac. people's bank of china so that it's actually china becomes america's biggest landlord and keeping prices down and. harmony and this is i think this government guarantee. is facing an angry back with more experienced former finance minister and now president of the bundestag has sent a message to his fellow tweeting during sessions and they respond it. gadgets for tweeting iran wanted you can watch the session but we can't tweet anything about the plenary session so if you go outside the plenary hall it will be ok on
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facebook and instagram fine to use a handwritten letter p ok that makes no sense i won't let choice. from the the stock haggling is a part of parliamentary debate. so what you shouldn't have to go outside for that. i have little understanding why twittering is banned in the bundestag transparency also includes commenting on current events. laid out his problems with tweeting in a letter to all members of the bundestag he said it was inappropriate didn't mention any other platforms by name but i think it's implied that he meant they were supposed to post things on instagram or facebook as well some of the wording raises a little smile he says in this letter to their participation good things to say so here's some pictures of things that oco on a tablet during one of those bundestag sessions very much a do as i say loan him being caught on camera with
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a device in his hand chancellor merkel has been pictured quite a few times on the phone while she's in the chamber as well not tweeting though that's hardly a merkel style but the fact that she has put out this letter it does show the ten state of german politics out the moment there is no government coalition talks broke down last last weekend at the beginning of this week coalition talks collapsing there is the slim hope of a grand coalition being rekindled but that is still a long way off and all the time that there's no government here in germany we get closer to there being a call for fresh elections. and now a special report and a unique look inside one of russia's most notorious prisons the black dolphin as it is known houses some of the country's most dangerous and violent criminals are locked away for life for his crimes.
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the facility it was built in the eighteenth century today it holds hundreds of inmates and is known for its brutal rules and grueling conditions are correspondent of garcia was granted access to the site. in the provincial town at the edge of siberia is a prison but it's no ordinary prison the mere sight of the statue is broken the moved a soulless butchers the black doll thing russia's highest security prison it is here that some of the country's worst maniacs serial killers terrorists and even cannibals i held in this cell a man who raped forty four miners and killed five children aged seven to eleven
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some of the people in this prison will never be allowed out so we dread for the things that they've done and then the man in the drunken killing frenzy killed six of his friends people. inmates sentenced the old almost four thousand tended to minimize risk prisons layout. it may seem excessive as a description of the inmates crimes any sympathy because immediately. who is missing is just going to you ask me if i do it again i've thought about it and it would have been better if i died with them i probably wouldn't have done it but it's better to die than sacrifice others he and his father took on a rival gang after killing their enemies they attempted to get rid of with their eight injured incarcerated here do see each other sometimes when he fell ill they
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transferred me to help him for a while the most important thing is to avoid becoming him bitted it is so easy to turn into an animal here some say a life sentence is worse than the death penalty. but i've been here for seventeen years and i've never heard anyone say they don't regret it but they took you more i'm sorry but that's nonsense. i regret it and everything is lost the years go by your health worsens everything passes by i think there are a few people left in here who think they did the right thing they are show you that you were wrong totally wrong you can't do that. to me treat saluted his family his father his mother and his brother he was twenty now he's forty five we. usually watch t.v. we see people who have committed two or three murders get sentenced to seventeen or nineteen years that isn't so terrible yes we are guilty before the law yes we are
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guilty before the public but if they're left out after twenty years why are there fraid of letting us out who in their fifty's could be bothered to do anything for all who would want as a normal life. the difference is that life sentences are mostly reserved for crimes of such brutality that they escape reason for individuals deemed a permanent danger to society one inmate released early from the black dolphin committed the murder on the very train that was taking him home most will never see release control is total god's check on everyone every fifteen minutes in cell cameras a monitored twenty four seven and there's three doors to every cell this is a cell for those sentenced to life it's locked with a full metal door a cage door and another one for complete sickle within a cell it's easy and for most you'll be sure way out as the odyssey
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from. going back to our top story this hour donald trump and his at turkish by phone agreeing it to address syria and kurdish separatists in turkey that there's only according to the turkish side us backed kurdish fighters in syria. to take i want to get on this when i first heard turkish foreign minister proved to be true this is are getting a raw deal here i mean. raw deal this would not be the first time we need to step back however and look at the larger picture it's been clear for some time now the relations between heading downward that is the earth and presidents from keep in mind that this that involves one of. mr earle one has also as for the extradition from the united states of his chief political opponent to look cool and who lives and comfort in the pocono mountains of pennsylvania washington so far has bolt so this phone call that took place today between president
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and mr trump was an attempt to patch up this troubled relationship it's unclear to me however if that effort will succeed now clearly everyone is trying to establish turkey as an independent regional power but he is also always criticizing washington support for the y.p. g. fighters in syria if the americans really yield to him cars demands which force do you think could play the role of a new partner for washington on the ground. well that's the sixty four dollar question obviously what's happening in syria involves . basic involves basically failure of u.s. foreign policy what i mean is that washington had allied with the saudis in terms of backing religious zealots however with the intervention of russia and iran and hezbollah of lebannon these forces defeated the so-called islamic state defeated
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the religious zealots and therefore u.s. policy is now scrambling to try to find an alternative to this failed policy and there was a lot of hand-wringing in washington yesterday about the meeting in sochi between the president of iran and turkey and russia and i dare say that that meeting which obviously led to a gigantic step forward in terms of resolving the syrian crisis led to this phone call today from mr trump to president juan so what can we expect to hear from the kurds if anything i mean they're not going to take this lightly are they. the kurds are in a corner you know in so-called iraqi kurdistan they had a referendum on independence that led to a ninety percent plus verdict in favor of independence by those voting over baghdad
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the central government in iraq reacted very negatively to this and it does not seem as if kurdistan will be moving towards independence likewise president reacted very badly to this referendum as well and once again washington also did not support this referendum so with this latest news coming out of this phone call today it seems as if the kurds are really over a barrel right born author and historian thanks for being with us here on our to international as always it's a pleasure to have you with us and interesting to hear your thoughts. all right that does it for me this hour be back with more news in about thirty three minutes you are watching international stay with us.
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they call me a useful idiot i mean useful idiot you called me a useful idiot a useful idiot useful idiots go expressing my opinions on t.v. there are thousands of us doing it behind his record is the same strategy we attack persons instead of talking about the org what's next why stop will kill bin me from getting this close to the white house i'm with a group code pink why not ban the color pink one or scratch build the right i should be sent to the town of london because going to try to break me on the wheel i have put up with a long time that this sort of nonsense you don't scare me and i'll continue to voice my opinion i'll continue to speak to him in good company i'm in good company going to be you want to do this because we are free thinkers. johnson methyl is i think at least partially. responsible you could you could say
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for exit one could say she supported breaks it which is good because with their policy he she made it easier for those advocating to leave it to leave because they said they could see how we are struggling with the with the policy of all smirk and with these with the millions of migrants coming into europe and then india and also maybe coming to you kate. hello america guys or this is the cause the reports we're going to be talking about very exciting topics this morning in the afternoon the saving depending on when you watch so you max i hope everybody's thanksgiving was really good and you had a lot to turkey and lots of gobble gobble gobble gobble and also it's
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a family and you're it will be another year before you have to talk to your family or i won't you know i remember a thanksgiving show you said your favor thanksgiving meal was a leftover turkey cranberry gravy sandwich i made a song for you there in the refrigerator from a. well of course this is the weekend of the year in which many americans will begin shopping shopping shopping buying all their consumer goods for christmas presents and whatnot and all the special deals of course most of those are made and asia products are made in asia so i want to turn back to the week before thanksgiving when trump went on a five country tour of asia it was actually the most comprehensive tour by a u.s. president in twenty five years so he went there and here are some of the headlines looking back on last week because we also have a guest from china in the second half and we're going to look at deeper into what has happened but there's been a major major major shift. in the focus on this relationship trump
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in asia or rebalance toward trade yes so what has changed it is worth noting that the trumpet ministrations engagement with asia at the presidential and cabinet levels has matched that of its immediate predecessor the obama administration and provides continuity to america's long rebalance or pivot to the region what has changed are the priorities of engagement elevating kershaw issues to the same or higher priority and security issues with allies and partners if there is a trumpet ministration legacy.
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