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i. head line stories north korean leader russia's foreign minister are. given access to kim jong palace if only someone told me where exactly we are right now this is how you get treated to. hello i can barely remember being given. the locations around the world i'm absolutely shocked. prime minister is in a no confidence vote corruption his socialist party rival will take his place also ahead in the hour.
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european commission president urges the block to look at. tara. from moscow every hour of the day international my names you know neil welcome to the program our top story a meeting between the russian president and the north korean leader is in the pipeline for later this year the kremlin sais the possibility of a summit is currently being discussed the nice man comes on the block of thursday's meeting between russia's foreign minister kim jong il and search. his support for deescalation efforts on the peninsula but it should be unfolding gradually. franco
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has been following the delegation for us and was granted exclusive access to one of kim jong un's residences. we were told to leave most of our belongings and all our mobile devices behind and now they're taking us somewhere. so we're here in this van and just to keep our men 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 powers. that be if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but we are being told to fall this man. group. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it
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looks to be the area where it came john who will be greeting certainly loughborough of and the reason why i think so is because just through this door i saw came john in sister and she was having some sort of conversation with the guards but nobody speaks english here hello. lou hennessy far as i understand this is circular. loop. 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.
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talking behind this wall 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 a. dark north korean chocolate i can tell you that it tastes just like any other dark chocolate anywhere around the world some lemonade. so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at residents. i can barely remember being given such. other locations around the world we were just. at the present 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
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jong the moon again i'm just going to say i'm absolutely shocked. and. 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 to russia so let's see whether the north korean leader will accept the invitation for now we're heading back to the airport and the russian foreign minister's motorcade. franko right.
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and pyongyang. moving on just hours. after the u.s. announced hefty tarr of sun steel and allen minium imports the european union is vowing to strike back the trade commissioner says she regrets donald trump's decision to impose increased judi's lead will harm relations between the two allies this is very unfortunate it is unfortunate because it will. cause a lot of damage to our stephen elop medium industry it is unfortunate because this is further weakening the transatlantic relations even union wanted to avoid this situation under the new duties e.u. countries will have to pay as much as twenty five percent more if they want to see their metal products on the american market that could spell trouble for among you fire crews there as the european union is currently the world's second largest steel producer after china europe has taken its concerns to the legal might of the
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world trade organization to mediate and resolve any dispute with washington after the new tariffs were unknowns the european commission said it may now look to russia. that we have to reconnect if i'm not very happy. so we have. come to i wouldn't normally religion we've washed up but there are so many areas. look at the look at or differences on the. book. has to be brought to him and a christian is former prime minister is left co much thinks unilateral trade the solutions don't benefit any of the countries involved but stressed that donald trump can negotiate his way out of a potential trade war. i believe that move for a doesn't have any real basis because if you're looking on the job scene u.s. steel industry coming from two thousand year two thousand. shaved incline
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even during the period between two thousand and two and two thousand prevent george w. bush impose also tariffs on the steel doesn't make any results and so this that if we heard much more much in forth that industry of your us economy and didn't bring any good. free trade in the world on the right to spoil free trade and the global economy by unilateral moves on the other hand you know president businessmen. doing politics and a lot of politicians especially in europe does not recognize there's not understand that and him you have to negotiate so idea of the day there will be a negotiation. the spellers prime minister has been forced i dove office in an
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unprecedented move which saw him lose a no confidence vote in parliament it was filed by the rival socialist party leader who now gets the job with a slim parliamentary majority in the ice the premier admitted his defeat during day two of debates earlier this friday. a lobbyist though they look at that from what we all know the no confidence motion is likely to go through which means mr petro sanchez 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 i believe that today we're opening a new piece in the history of our democracy and we will now start reading the first paragraph so i can tell you without hesitation that we in the new government will put the interests of the spanish people above all else socialist party made a predator santy it is now spain's new prime minister that followed
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a vote of confidence which he called a week ago in response to a high court ruling which sentenced several leading. figures in marianna. people's party to have to jail sentences following a long running corruption scandal including the party's former treasurer it looked like a long shot at first because centrist only commands eighty four seats out of a three hundred fifty member chamber however one by one crucially opposition. parties including social life would rival spa day most fractious regional parties in catalonia and the basque country added up their support and reached the crucial tally of one hundred eighteen votes with just one hundred sixty nine in against and that was when marianna finally realized that the game was up. yeah and what happens now is pedro sanchez will be sworn in as prime minister over the weekend he's forty
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six he's a former economics professor and the current leader of the socialist party he's been a thorn in the former prime minister's side for some time back in twenty sixteen when parliament voted on approving marianna a new cabinet sanchez refused outright to give his backing although the move meant he was forced. stepaside a socialist party leader which led to a nine month political deadlock and in twenty seven dean sanchez made a shock reappearance after winning back its position but no despite receiving large support from smaller opposition parties he still like the face some major challenges the liberal party citizens is one they've been calling for another election and seem to be the only major party backing the prime minister while sanchez will also of course have to deal with the issue of cuts alone independence the separatist push in the region since last year's referendum we spoke to a key route he's a spanish history lecturer and believes the catalans could take advantage of it
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does have eighty five m. peers there's a very very. small number of his peers for parliament and that does a limitation in itself so it is going to be a very very limited government in that respect there's no doubt that the issue in catalonia is going to be the one of the hot potato of spanish politics in the coming years and for this government as well centive has been saying that he is happy to have a conversation with the newcastle and president but on the other hand he said that he was going to have that conversation within the framework within the re arm of the spanish constitution so it's an opportunity for the prime the pendants party on the other hand centive doesn't seem to be very happy to talk. beyond the constitution. well two are in europe italy is also going through
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a political shake up with just seppi commentate who's never held political office before now heading up one of europe's most restless parliaments his appointment ends months without a government since the election in march the previous prime minister designate it's carlo covered really house stepped aside after just a few days meanwhile the e.u. president donald tusk us call for unity and solidarity nar more than ever as it leaves your skeptic score by forming a government with ministerial positions already being filled so become date is a fifty three year old aka demick law professor who's known to have a dislike for red tape and he's already voted to slash as he wanted him a useless law. the u.n. humanitarian office has spoken on civilian suffering in libya stating there is been an unprecedented escalation in fighting in the coastal city of dernier let's take
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a look in the past week alone at least five civilians have been killed two we know have been children clashes air raids have all to cut electricity and water supplies to over one hundred thousand people the head of the u.n. humanitarian office in libya described the situation there instability is high in various places in yes there's always the 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 to need food medicine medical supplies in sync we sing very rapidly and we also have severe concerns floods of protection of civilians will find themselves caught in a conflict. yes the u.n. report comes as the french president has been pushing for negotiations between the
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country's warring factions our senior correspondent rutgers the it has more of what rule france plays in libya the french president mr matt corn 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 war with each other back on was proud to put me in for the first time these libyan leaders under this format some of whom 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
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peace they signed nothing any agreement they had was verbal in diplomacy that means nothing or 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 my. 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
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a process of national reconciliation and long term peace. and nothing changed but maintaining the brand takes effort macro and really trying. to libyan people aspire to safety stability to live better to be able to express their sovereignty and 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 to 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
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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 has been a rising civilian casualty toll as a result of indiscriminate shelling of residential areas general half dollars archrival handed i'll ministry was also at micron's gathering he urged for an immediate cease fire and took a 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. a journalist working for
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a russian news agency in ukraine who was arrested last month on charges of treason has told a court hearing that he wants to surrender his ukrainian citizenship cruel efficiency also appealed to moscow for support. i want to address president petro poroshenko to surrender my ukrainian citizenship i consider myself a russian citizen now and i'm asking let him put in for his efforts to protect me. i'm sure do have to make this hard decision to surrender the passport of the country in which i was born and raised i was proud to be a citizen of ukraine. in response the russian foreign minister is promising to do all it can to help within the framework of the law and ukrainian quarterly rejected and peel off from the journalist after the court also denied his request to be allowed out from the security cell during his hearing let's get more details now r t z core is across the story what you've seen today is of course the continuation
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of the case of karylle the shinseki who 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 his two months arrest but the court decided to basically the court rejected his plea and the 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. is hard to maintain working in a situation where experience constant pressure including psychologically and then build 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
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example lin has just said that his case is very important just looking at it from the perspective of the freedoms of the press 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 that the raise concerns also because they are being motivated by the national security service the same agency that is behind a nother media scan. that was that is over another journalist or. what happened a couple of days ago they said that well. a vocal kremlin 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
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needed this masquerade 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're saying that of course this incident will have an impact on case as well as he or we're seeing with those international journalists organizations criticizing the ukrainian authorities kiev was also being urged to stop what's being called a harassment campaign we've managed to contact several journalists working in ukrainian media by the kinds of pressure they say they're under 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
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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 then demonstrated to the government that it can treat proposition media like that but our colleagues don't want to get involved and we can't organize a large scale protest on our own. voicings of mind greenson parra sort of being cleared from their makeshift shelters along the city's colonel's roughly two hundred of them have been resettled in a wealthy district in the french capital charlotte dubin scheme went to find out what the residents thought about their new neighbors. this is one of the newly elected 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
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along the canals for many many months living in squalid conditions with few to no comforts the mayor of paris and the interior minister whom 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 count so i'm waiting for the states to get back to me on that. now these migrants are being housed in blue are deploying one of paris's wealthiest areas the sixteenth on d. small it's also home to former president nicholas sarkozy p.s.t.'s back to ponce
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football stadium and 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 who are not very. pretty to see if people are here because they're alfredo afraid to some some of the most 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. by the 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 deport us 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 lee's autonomy
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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. oh. oh oh oh authorities are due to continue to clear out of camps that emerged along paris. is canals in the next few days yet with the capital already overflowing and an estimated five hundred fifty extra my quince 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. football fever is spreading with just two weeks to go until the biggest event in the game and tears a patient is proving hard to contain for the world cup in russia it's even gone
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into orbit. yes not all work out there is it all right hungary's foreign minister sits down next with sophie shevardnadze with the future of the e.u. among the hot topics being discussed that starts in just a moment. fifty
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years ago breaking with into a concert going on as a sleeping pill and does this all down the images are two of. the side effects were terrible but not on the road. across europe victims are starting legal battles demanding at least some compensation. in two ways first will the physical damage itself as well that the concert mind that the people who actually perpetrated this crime has never been the justice and there's been a couple of. manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final larry go around. the one
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percent. we can all. sit. in the. room. the e.u. doesn't know what to do with its member hungary where a strong prime minister all done by the vision for the future of the union so how will hungary hold under pressure and what will this mean for the future of the union well i ask the hungary and foreign minister. across the e.u.
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cutting a line down the block in the shadow of the former iron curtain with eastern european members growing frustrated. by the eastern part. in particular with hungary's migration and political decisions is there room in the union for several political divisions the party should figure out a way to balance national and continental interests or does the e.u. risk being torn apart by the east west confrontation with their staff so it's really good to have you again on our program welcome back it's why on earth. there are tensions between hungary and ukraine over the rights of the ethnic and ariens and the west and you have said that ukraine step hungary in the back what is your reaction going to be hungary is reaction. well you know. maybe the loudest supporter within the european union.


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