but. this is becoming a foreign policy victory for trump. we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this but on the phone as professionals we saw that there were no symptoms suggesting chemical weapons had been used. in the stories that shaped the week witnesses gave testimony on the alleged chemical attack in duma but some refused to listen. for the first time in sixty five years the leaders of north and south korea meet on the southern side of the border to open a new chapter in the peninsula's history. and the key witness in the russian doping scandal fails to confirm some of his allegations even though the careers of many russian owsley may have been ruined by his claims.
this is the weekly news round up at r.t. international coming to you live from moscow i'm kate partridge thank you for joining us. doctors and local people from the syrian town of doom or testify this week at the u.n. backed chemical watchdog headquarters in the netherlands they claim they witnessed no signs of the alleged chemical attack on april the seventh sister channel r.t. arabic located a boy seen in an unverified white helmets video claiming to show the aftermath of the toxic strike he also gave evidence to the o.p.c. w. not everyone welcomed what he had to say as r.t. is what i'd guess the of explains. when these videos emerged pundits and politicians took them as gospel the truth conclusive indisputable and irrefutable proof of assad's chemical since the chemical weapon that killed
dozens of civilians and astaire's that the us had regime has previously used chemical attacks the assad regime has used the same yellow gas canisters the n.s.c. telling fox news they have a high degree of confidence that it was used they must have had solid evidence you don't just launch a hundred cruise missiles in an act of war without convincing proof beyond any doubt right right. wrong you know they have all right we were in the basement and then heard someone outside scream go to hospital we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this. pundits and politicians who've never been to syria where it happened witnesses the locals who were there in the hospital in question say they didn't see a thing all they saw was white helmets dousing confused of aliens with water
neither did the doctors see anything. on the seventh of april i was in the emergency room treating patients injured during the fighting the same day around seven pm we started receiving patients with breathing problems and about fifteen cases this happened because people were inhaling smoke and the only shows symptoms of choking and nothing more. because one missile hit a building nearby and a lot of dust got into the hospital rooms with. the screams chemical weapons chemical weapons were used to create panic this lasted for about an hour we were treating the patients and then sending them home we had no fatalities or instances of people suffering from a poisonous substance is this isn't helping western journalists the leaders insist it happened syria russia and locals insist it didn't dead end usually when you put your motor not among the law if you don't understand normal language let's
try a different way if you're impervious to arguments let us bring you the witnesses so rush aboard more than a dozen witnesses to the west to the u.p.c. w. and invited western press perfect opportunity for journalists to get to the bottom of this right. right how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way and threaten them right off the bat the nile but here's the but if we came here willingly we demanded the red cross allow us to come here. wrong then truth there isn't the right answer no matter what you say to some people no matter what you show them they'll never ever come around or change their views how threatened do you have to feel to change your story into the noise
a chemical weapons attack stubborn doesn't do this fellow justice he's really the reason that the boy had to fly over the yes my son is young and it's been difficult for him to make it here a flight here is no easy thing so little has scientists told you the truth something you do not want to hear it was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a line in a very dangerous one. you anyone who hoped there would be a breakthrough was in for a disappointment hours of testimony and the evidence all for naught that you mentioned in a russian press release that somebody here was going to be present to was a witness of producing the video of the white helmets and i was wondering where this witness is and if he can tell his testimony. more and more it's my view all these witnesses we heard from today are the evidence
the white helmets feel is fake i don't know maybe i missed something but. in one ear out the other with no pause in between independent research haven't i said really has recently returned from do rock condemned the western media reports. you spoke to people in junior doctor as medical star in the same hospital in the medical point that received victims on that night they all also told me exactly the same thing as people are now hearing in the hague and also when i went outside and spoke to civilians only seven hundred meters away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no chemical weapon attack i am surprised and i'm shocked the levels to which western media has stooped over this alleged event and the moral bankruptcy and degeneracy that was
saying from western media i mean to accuse russia of basically exploiting a child in years. of eleven year old house and after western media has cynically exploited children throughout the history of this conflict and if we don't have to go back to far to remember that in east aleppo it is almost whatever evidence is produced now it will be perceived as being influenced by russia or by syria i mean we've already seen the british government and western media if you like laying the ground for saying that russia had already pretty tampered with the site before the open c.w. comment so we can almost predict that if o.p.c. double eve find no evidence of chemical weapon use in that area the next line will be russia tampered with and sanitized and sprayed affirmation around the site before a.b.c.
w could get. the western air strikes that came in response to the alleged chemical attack appear to have strengthen the bonds between donald trump and emanuel crawl and judging by the body language during the french president's visit to washington this week it seems a bromance is brewing. messy looking. thank you. i like him a lot it's a great honor great honor that you're here but we do have a very special relationship a very delicate. little piece we have to make for years for you. or mark or also highlighted a blossoming friendship by giving trump a symbolic accent playing it was taken from a world war one site in france where u.s. marines helped propel a german offensive in nineteen eighteen. however
a few days later the tree has apparently been removed twitting uses dug deeper joking that the tree must have been an unfair trade deal for trump or even blaming russia for their disappearance or whether the tree was removed or lost the gift was certainly a new take on the bond between the french and us presidents. in case you missed it donald trump and emanuel macro on how to be hanging out the economy monday and as a global politics and sharing that country grown together loans together. the french and american presidents all sort of sweet lou is holding hands on this being that second date but even though the french style kiss monochrome is the last foreign leader to be treated to a full state visit to the u.s. on the job not even a special relationship willing to resume a go at the full state visit and she is the one that started all this hand-holding
business but these grave presidents have forged their relationship. there in. the chair enjoyed a military parade for best deal day in paris last july so much that they held a joint in the syrian airspace a couple of weeks ago using the assad regime for target practice but also in the western alliance sanity can't resist the cheese eating surrender monkeys of the iraq on loan from god and my former push to hard to claim credit for sending one hundred million dollars worth of miss to destroy one hundred thousand dollars worth of syrian houses was inside this relationship looks pretty strange from the outside in the night of the french barrio in charlotte thank you both told. you wouldn't be surprised by the length of what he said there is too. much called the two nations told them global security and hannay are burying gold as well in the government and
apparently other european leaders will not cross the trunk. because of the influence over the already was pretty so these days a seductive french accent to where he takes us and them into sends them selves home as president bond over the middle. a lot of our money issues are very run down in the in many levels that labeling the junk was poor and. because that. globalist. there are ways have. apart from michael and american also paid a visit to washington though the interactions between the german chancellor and trump were significantly more formal the iran nuclear deal was one of the main issues discussed with the us threatened to scrap the agreement and has gone
analysts need to stuff a hoss chesham things though fronts might be coming around to america's thinking europe isn't the trio nations in your office personally friends even more than germany and britain is trying to get closer to donald trump's aspirations and demands especially with regard to you was not the only issue but the rest of your is a standing against any intensification of problems and tensions with iran they just reject the demand by trio european nations with regard to imposing further sanctions on iran for its missile and regional i think it is so this shows that europe is not the must be willing to you know work with donald trump. on friday for the first time in sixty five years the leaders of north and south korea met on the southern side of the border in
well after hours of talks they reached a number of key agreements that could significantly warm relations between the two countries the leaders announced they'd seeks a full denuclearize ation of the potential they also vowed to stop all hostile actions against each other and to gradually reduce their weapons and they agreed to hold talks with the u.s. and china to arrive at a proper peace treaty. well donald trump praised the progress made between the two science following more than six decades of tension are lost in the peace could finally be on the horizon human rights lawyer eric sorkin believes the two koreas an iraqi. i think what we can expect is a exciting moment in time in which. as they said in south
africa history and hope good why do you have it. in a certain time in a certain slates and i really am hopeful that from these talks we can see the framework for a full peace treaty to finally end this conflict it seems both sides are ready and willing to do that if the south and north create the frame to give their own steps in self-determination then the us as is much smaller all to life if we can agree that and hold them to the notion that ending the hostage policy creating the peace treaty with the u.s. and south korea will lead to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. humanitarian organizations are demanding answers after an alleged saudi led air
strike on a wedding party in yemen the bombing killed at least twenty people and injured dozens more some reports suggest as many as fifty people were killed and warning you may find the following video distressing a seven year old boy can be seen clinging to his father's body is said to have traveled from other parts of the country to attend the celebrations the man's body was reportedly the last to be taken away following the airstrike as the boy wouldn't let him go many of the victims were women and children. i was the bridegroom knows our friends gathered in our place and were hit by an airstrike many innocent people were killed and injured. all of this is my nephew who was injured last night by the air strike he's two
brothers who were killed. r.t. contacted a number of humanitarian organizations for their response human rights watch said saudi arabia continues to target civilians and refuses to adequately investigate or compensate victims oxfam condemned the attack and called for an investigation in response riyadh said it's taking the report very seriously and will fully investigate as it came to have done in the past with similar incidents decided that intervention in yemen began almost three years ago to counter his the opposition fighters riyadh considers them terrorists seeking to overthrow the government the u.n. has described the conflict as the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in modern history spoke with the former head of the red cross in yemen who explains just how much
needs to be done to help the country. there is a problem with a structural collapse of the system you have problems of water you have problems of sanitation we the international red cross we try to fix those problems otherwise there would maybe not be any running water and so on anymore so there is no doubt that what is coming into the country at the moment is not enough and more should be done humanitarian aid is to some to a large extent allowed in but the problem is that more is needed to ensure a decent level of life for the population i am afraid that this is becoming a feature of some of the conflicts you know some of the conflict where i work at the beginning of my career were very poor country there were poor before the war poor doing the war unfortunately poor after the war very little infrastructure so in a way very little too to reconstruct and the problem was we logically should i say
it's simple to deal with here you have something which is extremely complex you have infrastructures which are falling to pieces up to the point of the whole system we have commissioned a study from well known british school that's going to carry out a full study of the health system in the moment to get to know where we are today in yemen you were very serious crisis there was a food crisis there was also a crisis that has led to one million suspected community cases of cholera last year in a matter of six months it was like the fire in twenty two years of the i.c.r.c. had never seen something like that bringing back the country on the on back on its feet will be a long long lasting toss. it's been revealed the former head of moscow's anti doping lab logic of has failed to confirm a number of allegations made against russian athletes the key witness in the
alleged state sponsored doping scandal gave testimony via voice link in january to the court of arbitration for sport in february the court upheld the appeals of twenty eight russian athletes banned for doping and is only now given some of its reasons. joined my colleague andrew ford in the studio to discuss the developments . byrne first and foremost in the past few years that we've seen the scandal unravel a should say it has been established that pretty much every single athlete in russia dops or it seems it was common knowledge at least that they had a special drug cocktail brewed performance that the swapped the dirty urine samples for clean ones through some hole in a lab wall so a lot of was said and it was said by a man named grigori roche and of so he was the key witness he put forward the allegations but in the in the case basically during that hearing the court of arbitration for sports he revealed that many of the stuff that he said was best
circumstantial first and foremost he said that he never actually administered the said cocktail which he claims he concocted himself he says that he never saw anyone administering these said steroid cocktail he didn't know how the cocktail was smuggled from russia abroad because well you know to be used in an international championship it would have to cross the border and also he's never been a witness to the mysterious you know you're in the swamp dirty to clean one he did say that his allegations came from basically talking to he's calling but that was it when it comes to these allegations and in the past two years his words were taken at face value i should say no one questioned them and broaching of himself was propelled to fame even starring in an oscar winning documentary about the doping problem in russia i was hoping to facilitate what was the last elaborate
employees in the sport's history was aware of the existence of a russian doping system. or top level to the. chunk of claims were the foundation or. which mclaren's report which was then used for a blanket ban on russian athletes and he was speaking to was an e in this court case what did he say well indeed sir richard mclaren a canadian law who basically pulled put the burden on his shoulders to compile a massive report on the scale of the dog problem in russia testifying in front of the same judge being cross-examined as well he said that basically while he did not shy away from mentioning athletes by name in the report you know we said he meant to you know assume that they were guilty of something so basically being mentioned in his doping report did not mean he says that those athletes were complicit he
also revealed he couldn't basically you couldn't explain justify to the court of arbitration for sport why he trusted roger why he never questioned his allegations also he refused to provide the names of other witnesses of you know of turn it of sources so to speak he used to put together the report so the good news for those thirty say athletes that had their appeals. but they would say well ok ok that is good news but the damage as far as we're concerned is already been done to our names well indeed because what happened back in february twenty eighth russian athletes they used to be banned for life they had been banned for life from participating in the olympics which means they were stripped of their medal as the future held nothing for them from that point no more achievement see have. revoked and it happened literally a few days before the kickoff of the olympic games in south korea and none of them were invited to participate saw there you have it you know mud sticks.
or people have been killed in the latest palestinian anti occupation rallies in gaza palestinian health officials say almost nine hundred were also injured during friday's protests these are the latest in a series of planned mass demonstrations called the great march of return. it was suitable who know. her well you know. this is another injury that came just right now there have been severe injuries in
the head and in the legs. in the post minutes we received at least ten people with severe injuries to the stomach aches and head the ambulances are still carrying hundreds of injured people to show hospitals there is a lack of medicine and medical equipment in the hospitals and their crowded bob hope so as you see this is another ambulance just came just right now. from my look at your defense and as you see this the ambulance has at least and for palestinians that have been injured what happened right now to the fence is that at least two thousand palestinian protesters and try to interfere and break that the fence and what happened is those are you for instance and i reacted there violently and they started to shoot yes i know these palestinian protesters were broke the fence that according to palestinian minister have at least ten twenty palestinians are to see a critical condition and they at can now declared their death and any any minute.
the demonstrations are taking place a security fence which surrounds lambs the palestinians claim was stolen from the protesters have been met by have a response from the israeli army in four weeks at least forty five palestinians have been killed and thousands injured the united nations and the e.u. have condemned israel's response to the protests. israel's failure to consistently prosecute violations committed by members of its security forces encourages them to use deadly force against fellow human beings even when they present no threat in the context of an occupation such as garza killings resulting from the ample for use of force may also constitute willful killings which are a grave breach of the fourth geneva convention however the israeli troops insist they only open fire at the main instigators of trouble who throw stones or molotov
cocktails or those who attempt to breach the fence. yes the normally sought methods used by the i.d.f. also pose a significant threat the latest version of spanish to rubber bullets are said to be harder and heavier than previous ones they have been linked to deaths and severe injuries while an israeli human rights group recently released a video this reportedly shows a group of soldiers in the west bank discussing the use of live ammunition. ah.
r.t. r spears really are made to comment on the video they said this behavior is not in accordance with what's expected of i.d.f. soldiers but it's layout of the commander at the time had told his soldiers to act professionally the i.d.f. also promised to revise relevant procedures. young palestinians have been among those killed in the demonstrations one incident last week was caught on camera showing a teenager who was shot in the head by mr o. sniper the boy's father says his son post most writes the soldiers and the israeli general believes it's the price to be paid to ensure the safety of the country. moved in a new show you how low the low a city mohammed was three hundred meters away from the fence and even if he was right next to it he was at a peaceful demonstration he was just a child was he carrying a missile launcher was he shooting at the soldier who killed him why did they kill him i'll tell you what muhammad did wrong mohammed's fault was that he was demanding his rights to migrate stories sometimes one shooter small body and you
intend to his arm or shoulder it goes even higher the picture is not a pretty picture of you if that's the price that we have to pay to preserve the safety and quality of life of the residents of the state of israel to live and that's the price. we were back in just over half an hour with more news that's made this week's headlines though for in the meantime as wanting to come. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time but there was one more question and by the way was going to be our
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