very well welcome to. the historic meeting between the. south korea. pledge to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons before years and. the states agreed on friday. the korean war which of course dates back to well over half a century. a peace treaty agreeing to involve china in the process. now the american president on all trump was quick to take credit for the easing of tensions on the peninsula with support who saying he should now get the nobel peace prize in his latest tweet he suggested he's more deserving than the previous u.s. presidential recipient barack obama at a rally on saturday his fans seem to agree the nuclearization.
korean ensured sure it wasn't going to group was. going to go. down off now takes a closer look at whether donald trump does deserve the nobel peace prize. the nobel peace prize an award for human rights champions peacekeepers and presidents who would later drop at least twenty six thousand bombs on seven foreign nations in just one year the prize is clearly viewed as such a meaty addition to donald trump's track record that someone under a stolen identity actually forged his nomination for the award two years in a row supporters of the idea have named the negotiations between the koreas as trump's main qualification for real this time. what do you think.
president trump had to do with it i'll tell you what i like about everything with and as we've been told the trump has the best words and those he applied to north korea directly is a sick puppy rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself obviously he's a pretty smart cookie we all saw that intricate game of diplomacy we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea they will be met with fire fury witnessed trump a saying that whole quid pro quo thing we are sending an armada. or a pair of. we have submarines very powerful and i will say this. he is doing the wrong thing is making a big mistake let's be frank those who call trump
a peacemaker more or less share the logic of those who nicknamed vish gun a persuader trump style of making peace equally applies to iran big government that gives terrorist safe harbor financial back in i am speaking of course of a rare the rogue regime a rand can sprint towards a rapid nuclear weapons break no where no matter where you go in the middle east you see the fingerprints of iran behind problems for goodness sake he appointed as national security advisor a man who just last year thought this was a good idea and that the c word twenty nine. year. syria's felt the full impact of trumps peacemaking if things keep going the way
they are the country will be celebrating the annual tomahawked day sometime around mid spring but again maybe a nobel peace prize and trump do fit together at the end of the day after all why does obama get to have all the nice things. we spoke to max blumenthal a journalist and author he believes the improvement in relations on the korean peninsula actually have nothing to do with donald trump. donald trump's policy towards the koreas has been one of hostility at sanctions and threats of fire in theory as defense minister jim mattis threaten north korea with extermination and their policy essentially failed because nuclearization in north korea succeeded because kim jong un extended an olive branch to the south and because moon j.n. has been so courageous it is efforts to reconcile with the north and so really
calls for donald trump to receive the nobel prize really reflect how insular and parochial view of right wing is right wing supporters is a downward trump is really not played a role in the then. around north and south korea. a humanitarian organization has raised the alarm over the use of force against protesters along the israel gaza border human rights watch has expressed particular concern over what it says is the deliberate targeting of the legs of unarmed demonstrators by the israeli military. started a series of planned demonstrations a month ago they have been protesting near a security fence which surrounds land the palestinians claim was stolen from them but they've been made up by a heavy response from israel the palestinian health ministry in gaza says over two thousand people have received injuries to their legs and many ultimately lost their
limbs and for one palestinian athlete that meant the end of his career. but. not to go rushing about upon the soldiers were brutally shooting people and old man got shot in front of me he was protesting peacefully and not throwing in. he stones and he got shot with an explosive bullet i spent six hours in surgery and then one week in the intensive care unit and i didn't think my leg would be like this i couldn't feel it i had fractured bones in my leg kept bleeding out i wasn't aware that it would be amputated it seems like my relatives told the doctors not to tell me that i was an athlete i used to play multiple sports and i used to play for the palestinian union replying to a request for comment from the israeli defense forces said they are issued at repeated warnings to palestinians approaching the border fence they also cite their duty to prevent threats against the country or for one young palestinian who dream
to becoming a football star his encounter with the i.d.f. was life altering. during my food will career i hope to be one of the best players in gaza after this injury my football career is over these really response with life fire during the protest i was filming myself to post it later we sure have the right to do while i was filming a sniper shot me in the knee and it was dislocated i was targeted without warning i wasn't a threat to the soldiers and all of god helps me i will be able to have surgery and hold the palestinian flock in their european countries my dream is to produce a p.d. in the european league that the i.d.f. has denied claims that uses excessive force however there's been a global backlash over the israeli military's response to the demonstrations in gaza since the end of march its soldiers have allegedly killed forty three
palestinians including four children during that period. here in moscow football's biggest event kicks off in russia in just forty five days and the host nation is already getting into the spirit of the world cup between march and the beginning of the tournament the world cup football park is touring the host cities of visitors can take part in master classes attend autograph sessions. penalty taking skills and buy souvenirs this weekend. and among the visitors was french football legend. almost
a friend who was part of then host nation france's winning team during the world cup in one nine hundred ninety eight and this i.e. was nicknamed the rock because of his power playing technique he shared his impressions with tea and told us what he thought about the team's taking part in the upcoming world cup. people are very friendly and there you can see that they love the food bowl i can see in the faces of the people but the main thing is is when you see the people trying to speak the french trying to speak the english there's a real energy around this so this is what we're talking about we're talking about a major import the most important competition in the world sports competition in the world who brings you know different culture different language where the people have to open up so it's great. for asia's very dangerous argentina there they face difficulty to qualify so most of the time during the
tournament they are their best croatia while like belgium they are one of those themes that potentially can be the surprise of the tournament saw let's see at the end of the day step by step france have you know they've shown that they can reach the final of the you roll in the almost one it. has never never see any politician or any political controversy that have entered into the football system display their rules from the beginning they've done well thank you the infrastructure good you've inject money is good for the communities good for the cities good for tourism so now is the time for football you cannot enter into the system coaches will pick what they want to win into two to shining in and be the man of you know it's walk up we're talking about work it is not
something small sometimes all the time say to myself champions league was good or you know the league was good but i walk out it's definitely something different different level different you cannot compare. sees a star studded team is traveling nationwide checking out preparations for the biggest sporting event of the year and legendary goalkeeper peter schmeichel also visited katherine bug for his show that episode available right now at odyssey dot com but for the meantime a preview. this is the arena and it's one of the story mary venues to host the world cup matches this. now i'm going to use my whole goal.
interested falls in the waters of my colleagues. first should. right now quarter past the hour here in the russian capital let's give you an update on the latest news from kabul we understand now at least twenty five people have been killed and more than forty five injured in a double suicide bombing in the capital of afghanistan that's according to local officials all reports are coming in that the first explosion took place near the nato headquarters in kabul near a number of embassies around twenty minutes later once the emergency services and journalists had arrived at the scene a second explosion went off near where the people had gathered. says its chief for talk was among the dead islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack saying it was targeting the afghan intelligence services.
the u.n. has expressed serious concern over the disproportionate number of deaths involving black people in the u.k. as a result of excessive police force the deaths reinforce the experiences of structural racism over policing and criminalization of people of african descent and other minorities in the u.k. the u.k. accused of racism following the release of its recent data analysis this found officers used force against twelve thousand people in just three months last year and one in three of them was black though the share of black people in the population is far smaller attention to the issue was drawn by an incident that goes back to july last year when a black man was killed by an officer. office
has reacted to the situation involving to investigate the allegations and we discussed the issue with our guests. the police a bit like james bond they have a license to kill with impunity and i say with impunity because the never seems to be any justice i don't know of any policeman that has gone to prison for killing a civilian on the streets of london so these attitudes. are created inside the police force. because it is not like sherlock holmes where the police work is about trying to find evidence doing investigations unfortunately
a lot the police work is not that at all but instead relies on various prejudices at the end the evidence doesn't go so far as beyond reasonable doubt i think it's one of the most impossible things to do to prosecute an officer and the only reason is the offices are there to protect us so it's quite a natural when you see a police officer in the dark in his uniform it's quite unnatural and i think that may be one of the main issues that it's that it goes against everything that we believe a piece of the should be doing crime isn't driven by race crime is driven by socioeconomic factors or young males in inner london get involved in street crime and socioeconomic factors mean that there are more your miles are black in areas of in a london than there are of other races that's not the same in other cities in other cities manchester sheffield. leeds there are black communities but
they're nowhere near as large and so when you look at the people involved in street crime in those areas the disproportionality is not there. with local elections looming in the u.k. the alleged russian meddling saga takes yet another twist the british newspaper the sunday times claims that russian twitter bots tried to influence the twenty seventeen parliamentary elections in favor of opposition labor party leader jeremy corbyn jacqueline. takes a closer look. the sunday times has provided us all with a little russian bought deja vu its groundbreaking investigation with swansea university has cracked the code on how the labor party did so well in this year's general elections and the answer is russian tweets of course research that just the was not destroyed at the time superbowl corban and to down the street by bombarding the public with positive messages in support of labor using twitter columns that were mostly created after the election was just that early last year
so let's break down that research sixty five hundred russian twitter accounts identified by their primary language work to bash the ruling conservatives and promote the labor party in the run up to the election and a few examples are given as to how they achieve their meddling goals such as promoting stories condemning trees that may for cuts and police numbers and funding another point made in the article was the massive attendance seen corbin's rallies but even if the scores of people who showed up were only there are things to bots retreating corbin's location does that somehow make them not true supporters other suspicious activity it was a push by the bots on election day telling people to get out there and vote how dare they say the article doesn't provide a list of the accounts they monitored and said that many of them have been deleted or suspended by twitter conservative m.p.'s have vowed to dig further into the claims russian interference in the politics of the u.k. is a breach of election law and something we've got to act to stop whereas labor representatives have slammed the article as
a classic sunday times smear campaign the labor party's people power do election campaign attracted huge levels of public support online we're not aware of any from to me bot categorically did not pay for any not aware of any of our supporters doing so. other labor supporters have even chosen to embrace the accusations. now the report does not comment on who specifically was behind the campaign or how many people actually saw the tweets nor does it say whether or not the attempt was successful but the point is if a vote comes up with shocking results there's clearly no other plausible
explanation apart from the russians did it. or we asked the newspaper to comment on the investigation for five officers on a rational meantime says it's all just part of a clamp down on alternative news. the west does not like dissent it does not like alternative views and the internet offered people the old the chance of developing these alternative news and as soon as you have one of those alternative viewpoints in the west you must of course be working as one of putin's useful idiots or as a russian troll bottle whatever it is we saw this last week as well there was a report on sky news and they were accusing two accounts particularly on twitter saying that they are russia russia bots they were human beings and so sky news invited one of these people on the news and he came on to sky and argued that he was a human being strangely enough and it turned out he is the source seventy year old pensioner who is just angry at what's going on politically in the u.k.
so it's really risible they're trying to stigmatize british citizens who have an alternative view. a child's imagination can run pretty wild but when a russian school boys multi-colored picture of the stars and was rejected by his teacher as inaccurate it's probable side of the take the matter up there. said the stars like that don't exist in space i need to a draw. will close order for this of this we wanted to cheer him up and then we decided to refer this question to the most competent space authority ross cosmos little.
person the cosmos the best possible sad that i painted everything the right way the stars do exist in different colors they can be red green orange and many other colors. and that's the world that did you know that this was real or does it come from your imagination that's how i imagined the stars to be i like your pain team if i was your teacher i would have given you and made parts even pop correctly engineering wise thing to the spaceship and your instrument nickleby should it's hugely image you need to you have expressed the mood and the state of the stars. this is r.t. international it's been a pleasure having you with us on this monday we'll be back there in about half an hour with more of your worldwide news headlines.
the live in surreal times a short time ago even imagining a negotiated end to the tensions on the korean peninsula was a flight into fancy but here we are this is becoming a foreign policy victory for trying. palm oil is one of the most controversial products of our time it's a solid vegetable fat that's very cheap. twenty seventeen production grew to sixty three million times that rapid growth an international demand for cheap oil has led to the massive expansion of plantations which it means the destruction of rain
forest. get into these you know a lot more than ten million hiked as of unique rain forest has been destroyed and it's a process that just keeps going. time after time say we're going underground on the eve of international workers day coming up in the show half a century since the nine hundred sixty eight may day uprising that threatened civil war and revolution how stable is paris in twenty eight teams let alone the blooming bromance between mike ross and trump we go to the french capital to talk to legendary enemy
a fashionable nonsense professor brick mold and we speak to world famous political cartoonist almost like to feel about cia back to corruption and espionage the head of brazil's workers' party announcing another race for the presidency by jailed for the head of state. to reports that britain's arms sales to israel increased ten fold since the gaza war we speak to palestinian rapper mc gaza about how he is fighting back against illegal israeli occupation with this music hall a symbol coming up in today's going underground but first there's a lot of talk in even the u.k. mainstream media about how the british minority governments party the conservatives look set to lose most of london at this week's local elections some of og that middle class urban britain is being swayed to the left. these days they'll be plenty of people who live over in the tower blocks you think well actually that's the concert the trees made a better bet for me actually you know i rather support the more conservative nature
whereas there are plenty of progressives and affluent people who live here think well you know we are generally in favor of a change to society so this is our kind of party these days we live in complicated and fluid times so what has happened could it be allied to the resurgence of revolutionary politics over what was so long called postmodernism does anyone even talk about postmodernism anymore the philosophy expounded by ruling elites across nato nations before the rise of germany corbin and bernie sanders here's what no i'm chomsky said about postmodernism i think the effect is pretty clear it allows people to take a very radical stance you know more radical than they are but to be completely dissociated from anything it's happening well the biggest postmodernism scandal across nato nations was arguably the so-called bric more affair in which theoretical physicists deliberately created a fake connection between hard science and post-modernism so keen were neither left nor right postmodernists to ally to hard science as
a badge of intellectual owner that they backed a paper by two eminent physicists and asacol and john brick wall wrote a paper called transgressing the boundaries towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity and it was published despite being complete nonsense and arguably complete nonsense is what the enemies of the president of france are calling the politics of emanuel mccraw who has been recently in washington kissing u.s. president donald trump joining me now from paris is professor. george thanks so much for coming back on so is my craw postmodernist in the fashion of tony blair classless not left wing not right wing now the friend of donald trump where he clearly is of course that science and he's another. important if you listen to a stone to congress but dating is showing exactly the opposite the total contempt for international law because they bomb syria without any mandate from the u.n.
without any legitimacy from the point of view of international law they did it with before the inspector. you know about the chemical weapons inspector could come to syria to investigate the case so they actually total contempt of evidence so it seems to me that he has shown in his business indeed what you could a person other than these ninths all for his own for evidence but of course he claims you know in his talk to congress that eason the size of science and he's and so is ideology fuisz is not just mother and in that sense and yet outside the academy the french public according to polls showed a majority back in twenty thirty in against bombing syria recent polls suggest that macro has the mood of the nation and that there was a majority in favor of french action against.