as the leader of north korea plays host to russia's foreign minister is the only international channel allowed to follow the delegation into kim jong un's palace. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now this is how suddenly you get treated. hello i can barely remember being given such access. around the world i'm absolutely shocked. the spanish prime minister is ousted in a no confidence vote from the corruption claims his socialist party rival will take his place. in the u.n. raises the alarm over an escalation of fighting in the libyan city of the french president pushes for talks between the ruling factions inside libya.
three pm here in moscow welcome to the program at your news from around the world on the hour first off for you north korean officials have been meeting american diplomats in new york it comes amid uncertainty over a peace summer between the two countries later this month on thursday russia's foreign minister met with the leader of north korea so again of rove expressed his support for the escalation efforts but added that it should be handled gradually now correspondent frank has been following the delegation and was granted exclusive access to one of kim jong un's residences. we were told to leave most of our belongings all our mobile devices. out there taking us somewhere. so we're here in this. one photographer. and myself following
a lot of state in. this area is completely deserted and it looks like we're in circling something that appears to be the palace. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but they are being told to fold us men. groups. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where i came john will be greeting certainly loughborough and the reason why i think so is because just through this door i saw came john wayne sr and she was having some sort of conversation with the guards but nobody speaks english here hello. and as far as i understand this is.
i believe this is a bit of a historic moment we still don't know whether the attempt from meeting is going to happen but at least sergey lavrov is here having direct talks with the supreme leader of north korea. sergey lavrov and kim john thune are talking behind a small we were asked to wait in this room so let's just have a walk around and take a look at what they have to offer the. dark north korean chocolate i can tell you that it will taste just like any other dark chocolate anywhere around the world some lemonade.
so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at kim jong un's residence. i can barely remember being given such. a location is around the world we were just told. the president which is just outside the doors. of the city. and given the fact that we're inside the residence of the north korean leader kim jong the moon again i'm just going to say i'm absolutely shocked. it is really disappointing that we won't be able to find out exactly what's being said behind these stories but just a few hours before mr kim and mr lavrov met the russian foreign minister said in making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is
a very delicate issue moscow maintains that the interests of all sides must be respected. so that said it all ended with inviting kim john to russia so let's see whether the north korean leader will accept the invitation for now we're heading back to the airport in the russian foreign minister's motorcade. go right side. residence in pyongyang. the u.n. humanitarian office has reported on civilian suffering in libya it says there's been an unprecedented escalation in fighting in the coastal city of and the past week alone at least five civilians have been killed two of them children clashes and there raids have also cut electricity and water supplies to more than one hundred thousand people the head of the u.n. humanitarian office in libya's been describing the situation. instability is high
in various places in yes there's always a potential for escalation the situation and. very challenging we have seen an escalation of conflict over the last period but it definitely has intensified it's over the last few days i mean concerning humanitarian needs the need for water food medicine medical supplies it's increasing very rapidly and we also have severe concerns floods of protection of civilians will find themselves caught in a conflict and the u.n. report comes as the french president's been pushing for negotiations between the countries warning factions our senior correspondent what i got to have has more on what role france is playing in libya the french president missed the mark or has a certain brand he sells himself as a bit of a peacemaker his latest effort a libyan peace summit bringing together key need is some of whom are war with each
other back on was proud to sit upon you for the first time these libyan leaders under this format some of who do not mutually recognize each other's positions have met together through accepted to work together and approved a joint declaration this is an essential important step and which makes what will come next possible. you'd think in reality there were a lot of handshakes forced smiles and photo ops when it came to actually making peace they signed nothing in the agreement they had was verbal in diplomacy that means nothing war over but everyone joined in more than a dozen armed groups and organizations who signed the letter saying that this summit did not represent them. we call for a real dialogue focused on the aspirations of libyan society in its aspects
nevertheless pundits macron hailed it as a breakthrough after all getting all these people together under the same move was an achievement not so much the main actors were there in july last year at this same summit also hosted by matt. the courage that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic is to take your risk despite things that could have been against despite the actions of others to work towards a process of national reconciliation and long term peace. and nothing changed but maintaining the brand takes effort macro and really trying. the libyan people aspire to safety stability to live better to be able to express their sovereignty yes about safety and stability done
a coastal city in libya has been under siege for almost a year now and it's only gotten worse the escalation of fighting there has reached unprecedented levels once the un the libyan national army led by general have who was at summit is trying to take the city from a local warlord and islamists it's been a tough battle. on this happy occasion we say that zero hour for durness city liberation has come. local sources report the protection forces a currently taking positions among civilian infrastructure in residential areas mostly in the center of the city and reportedly in civilian clothing since twenty second me there's been a rising civilian casualty toll as a result of indiscriminate shelling of residential areas general half dollars are
tribal handed i'll mistreat was also at nikon's gathering he urged for an immediate ceasefire and two could jab at the general i don't recognize the chief commander named tough star he said that the very same day the four libyans pledged to work constructively in paris no surprise that nothing was signed merely an dorst question is who is going to remember this indorsement and for how long. things are politically tumultuous across the mediterranean as well the spanish government overwhelmingly voted to remove the prime minister mariano rajoy the first time in the country's modern history that a no confidence vote has been carried the socialist party leader filed the motion over a corruption scandal a now takes over let's go live to madrid where journalist martin roberts an update is this is unprecedented move martin how did it come to this. well the socialist
party leader and opposition leader at the time called for the motion a week ago following a high court ruling in which several senior members of incumbent prime minister. or party were hunted down very hefty jail sentences for a corruption scandal including the party's former treasurer now at the time it did look like a bit of a long shot because it could only count on eighty four votes out of a three hundred fifty members chamber however yesterday and crucially this morning one by one opposition parties including notably left wing rivals put a most and regional nationalist parties from petaluma the basque country voted their support and came to a crucial one hundred eighty or just slightly more than half the vote was greeted by crowds of cheering socialist and part of a more supporters who are waiting outside the parliament colley. a lobby
that they look at that from what we all know no confidence motion is likely to go through which means mr petro censures will be the new prime minister and i would like to be the first to congratulate him it will be this chamber that will make the decision and it is up to all of us to abide by the mandate of the popular sovereignty represented here. now the very big question is whether pedrosa can now cobble together a workable governments given the fact that he's got barely a quarter of the votes in the congress himself for this he will need to build bridges with the left wing rivals for them also as i've said regional politics to begin with pablo most of us for more social spending and less austerity regional parties like the catalans are very likely to us for more autonomy which lead to another standoff of the sort we saw last autumn so if the government doesn't work we could be facing the third general elections in as many years and poll suggests
that we could be facing yes or no vote on parliament colleagues by the upset all very cordial of course in the parliament chamber there but as you say the hard work starts now for sanchez for now though martin roberts in madrid thanks for that. next ukrainian courses rejected an appeal from a journalist working with a russian news agency could offer should skip remains under arrest charged with treason freedom of speech advocates have described his detention as politically motivated the court also rejected a request to remove him from a security cell during his hearing with the details he goes down off what you've seen today is of course the continuation of the case of korea skeel was jailed on the fifteenth of may he was the he's the editor in chief of ria novosti ukraine news agency and so basically here pealed his two months arrest but the court decided to basically the court rejected his plea and the coalition scheme self described the pressure he's being put to that is being exerted on him that he
himself compared to torture and have a listen. but. it's hard to maintain a working atmosphere in this situation where i experience constant pressure including psychological and now it's just i'm precedented i'm handled as if i killed kennedy. well as i've mentioned he was arrested on the fifteenth of may when ukrainian police raided the offices of his news agency and he's being accused of state treason because of because of his professional activities and that has caused international concerns foreign governments like for example bergdahl in there has just said that his case is very important to just looking at it from the perspective of the freedoms of the press of the council of europe and the always see have said that this is something that this is something that could impact the media freedoms in ukraine other agencies have called this an attack on journalists and demanded the immediate release of but ukrainian authorities actions of the
raise concerns also because they are being motivated by the national security service the same agency that is behind a nother media scandal that is over another journalist or. what happened a couple of days ago they said. a vocal critic was killed murdered in his apartment three shots in the back and hours later they revealed that it was all fake it was apparently staged they thought as they are saying someone was planning his assassination on behalf of the russian government and they needed this masqueraded to catch the mastermind but a lot of journalists and experts and international organizations the ask the question well how can the ukrainian government be now trusted if they juggle the facts like that and they are saying that of course this incident will have an impact on case as well it has done of that now we've managed to contact several
journalists who are working in the ukrainian media to get their thoughts on this but fearing for their own safety they only agreed to speak to us on condition of anonymity. people don't want any problems with police or nationalists who are doing what ever they want has anybody come to our defense when they picketed our station or set the building on fire we tried talking to our colleagues but they didn't want to listen to any criticism of the government can result in something like that for example they can raid your offices and find a map of ukraine without crimea ukrainian media should have united and demonstrated to the government that it can't trust pro opposition media like that but our colleagues don't want to get involved and we can't organize a large scale protests on our own the french government's resettle thousands of migrants in paris some of them neighbors of former presidents they all have the details of that for you in ninety seconds from now. it's.
italy's recent elections again demonstrate the e.u.'s neo liberal agenda is under continued pressure even under threat where's his grand historic project going how should we understand the italian elections the german elections and drags it in order. to see that the more and more people even more and more political leaders understand that letting you know these migratory influx is aimed
to europe definitely does not serve the target of about the future of the european union. you know. you never know what's around the corner never know was in the pub you can walk into excitement it's that look now and that's where the adrenalin rush comes from. it is a moot point definition and the extremes of all. the violence is a part and it's almost a schizophrenia gang culture where you can do all these things and behave badly. important people of course qualify that all. more so for the last. the newsman
infirmed. more or less if. i would rather we're not really did a poll that are going to get. me in reason is the least if you don't involve it's constantly evolving and. thousands of migrants in paris are being cleared from their makeshift shelters along the city's canals roughly two hundred of them have been resettled in a wealthy district of the french capital went to find out what the residents think of their new neighbors. this is one of the nearly wrecked it camps in paris it's been set up to shelter around a hundred and seventy migrants who are amongst the thousand or so who are cleared from the canals of paris doing side waves thousands of migrants had been camped
along the canals for many many months living in squalid conditions with due to no comforts the mayor of paris and the interior minister. had been embroiled in a war of words over who is responsible for clearing the camps the situation will be repeated indefinitely if measures not taken by local authorities to prevent the camps reappear. in a battle we could have avoided waiting for months to find shelter for those people the suggestion i made to the state was to build and reform a welcome center which is really the only the only option possible if we want to avoid the roadside cabs so i'm waiting for the states to get back to me on that. now these migrants are being housed in broad tippling knowing one of paris's wealthiest areas the sixteenth on d. small it's also home to former president nicholas sarkozy p.s.
g.'s back to ponce football stadium and a horse which is currently hosting tennis stars from across the globe for the french open some locals aren't over the moon about their new neighbors i think the people here are not very. good to see as people are here because they are afraid afraid to some some of those be very difficult and some of them are very very nice i'm sure but a really tough part of them maybe but. you never know how people can react you can have some people who react very badly and some good you never know. but i thirty's choose not to most hospitable area because it is populated by many old people who are not really open minded so i think that this area is not the most welcoming would you put us in we don't see any changes we don't communicate with migrants because we don't see them at all in the area so i guess please autonomy
asli this is now the thirty fourth time in three years that my quince have been moved in paris but the problem seems to be cyclic it's never ending i. thought. was. oh authorities are due to continue to clear out of camps that emerged along paresis . canals in the next few days yet with the capital already overflowing and an estimated five hundred fifty extra migrants arriving every week this seems to be little that the authorities can do to keep a lid on the problem charlotte even ski r.t. paris. he used trade commissioner says transatlantic cooperation will be weakened by donald trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and the other many of import the e.u.
as well as canada mexico vowed to retaliate. totally unacceptable that it can't push you look at measures when it comes to. create. this or a bullet through road or through going through the fundamental reversion of your reward it will get over the course we'll look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the us and a standard li there's a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the
case because they are the powerhouse of course of the that sector the president of the european commission john lord has also put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german foreign minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emmanuel at micron has also slammed the decision it's a mistake because it addresses the international imbalance by dividing and by bringing economic and trade nationalism nationalism leads to war we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various projects including motorcycles jeans cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter again.
so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this but we have to do it we will now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on levis blue jeans and we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter measures are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on cars produced by european auto makers so you can see there's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether the you can forget forgive and indeed live with these new measures or across the pond domestic reaction in the u.s. has also been negative with both democrats and republicans criticizing the move wall street analyst michael hudson believes the u.s. could actually suffer more than europe from the tariffs. trumpets shot the american
economy and the thought that seems to be his guiding principle by putting the tariffs on aluminum and steel is to raise the price of aluminum and steel to americans and all of a sudden this oversupply is going to be sold to europeans and asians so that their manufacturing is can buy lumen him and steal more cheaply to make many a fractured goods much lower cost and american manufacturers can do so trump is given in europe and asia an opportunity to undersell american manufacturers that tim aware of anything industrial beer kegs talked about frying pans cars anything made out of aluminum and steel now the foreigners outside of america will have an advantage over the american producers. just before we go football fever is spreading with just two weeks to go until the biggest event in
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