in the week's top stories the leader of north korea meeting with russia's foreign minister in r.t. was the only international channel granted access to. this. if only someone told me were exactly right now this is how subtly you get treated to cranberry juice came john lewis residence hello i can barely remember being given such access at other locations around the world i'm absolutely shocked . with north korea. after receiving what he called a very nice letter from him. also in the stories which shape the week european court finds e.u. countries complicated in the torture of terrorist suspects at cia black sites.
the european union canada mexico to retaliate against the u.s. over a hefty tax on metal imports. with a pic of the stories from the past seven days and right up to the moment developments as well welcome to the weekly on our team international donald trump made a dramatic u. turn this week saying his summit with kim jong. un the talks will take place on june the twelfth in singapore came after russia's foreign minister met with the north korean leader. our correspondent traveling with the russian delegation and was granted rare access to one of the north korean. leaders' residences.
we were told to leave most of our belongings and all our mobile devices be find and now they're taking us somewhere. so we're here in this just to keep our men one photographer and myself rolling 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 we are being told to fold us mad because . the group please. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where
i came john will be greeting. and the reason why i think still is because just through this door i saw him john and 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. feel easy. to believe this is a bit of a historic moment we still don't know whether they come from meeting is going to happen but at least sergey lavrov is here having direct talks with the supreme leader of the please please please. please . talking behind this wall we were asked to wait in this
room so let's just have a walk around to 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. so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at the rooms residence. i can barely remember being given such access at other locations around the world we were just told to see the president which is just outside the doors. of the city to be. interviewed and given the fact that we're inside the residence of the north korean leader kim jong il and 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 the stormers but just a few hours before mr kim and mr lavrov met the russian foreign minister said making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a very delicate issue moscow maintains that the interests of all sides must be respected. in the world. so that said it all ended with. inviting came 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 to try and go right from inside camp john residence in pyongyang. fascinating insight. there
from as all of that was happening a north korean delegation was in the u.s. meeting the trumpet ministration he also passed a private letter from kim jong un to president trump who described it as very nice however it isn't clear if he's actually read it. the letter was given to me by him you know and that letter was if this were not his letter home would you like to see what was in that letter you know you might live with how much how much of a comic it was a very interesting letter and i haven't seen the letter you know i purposely didn't know for low level. i haven't opened i didn't open it in front of the director or the letter was passed to trump by a former north korean intelligence chief who was part of the delegation in the u.s. the upcoming summit was earlier called off by trump due to what he called open hostility. well despite the latest promising signs pentagon chief james mattis said the sanctions against north korea will remain in place unless the
country takes irreversible steps to end its nuclear program but experts that we spoke to agree that ultimatums are unlikely to solve the situation but spirit where there are a lot of people here in washington who do not want this summit to take place and they certainly do not want any kind of accord between north korea and the united states idea that this could be a gradual process is a realistic one but i think here people here would like to present the north koreans with an ultimatum which of course will will will not solve the problem doesn't understand anything beyond the fact that this could be a good photo op and possibly a boon for his ratings the u.s. has never taken north korea very seriously i mean the idea of the greatest military power in the world sitting down with a country that they've already always considered impoverished and backward i think is and that's to many people in washington the message that kim jong un is sending
you know he's meeting with lavrov he's meeting with xi jinping. signals to trump you know i have friends in the region and you're the one that is isolating yourself by pulling out these international agreements and so you know i'll be fine with or without. you. too easy member states are ruled to have abused human rights by hosting secret cia detention centers the european court of human rights found that lithuania romania breached the prohibition on torture by helping the agency with the interrogation of two al qaida suspects they've been ordered to pay the men one hundred thousand euro each in compensation one of the suspects according to the cia was a key al qaeda figure but no charges were brought against them during his interrogation he was water boarded eighty three times the cia say's the other man made operations in the gulf or al-qaeda our europe correspondent peter all of her house and more on the suspects treatment after the european court of human rights
had this to say. there had been held in these facilities and the domestic authorities had been aware that the cia would subject them to treatment contrary to the convention now what we have heard is a little bit about the conditions in which they were kept in lithuania insight with getting a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing now is prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times debate it gave an account of what was done to him while he was in detention must warn viewers that this clip comes a company with some of the bed his own sketches that have been released as part of a freedom of information request some viewers may find them disturbing they unchained my hands from the bars and chained them with short chains to the chains that were around my legs which kept me in a bowing position at all times they brutally dragged me to the cement wall he
started brutally banging my head in my back against the wall i felt my back was breaking due to the intensity of the banging he started slapping my face again and again meanwhile he was yelling and then he pointed to a large black wooden box that looked like a wooden casket he says from now on this is going to be your home he violently closed the door i heard the sound of the lock i found myself in total darkness. we saw a few of them accompanying that clip just there but the sketches zubaida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he was being kept the two men are currently being held in guantanamo bay now since the detention facility opened there in two thousand and two it's been open to prisoners scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the use of waterboarding he said it many
times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much considers torture when diana marbury which by the way which by the way we are keeping open which we are keeping. and we're going to load it up with some bare dude split we're going to load it up would i feel strongly about waterboarding as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with in fact donald trump doubled down in his support for waterboarding as he promoted the woman who is in charge of the cia black sites to the top job in agency gina hospital who says well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina well she took over as the new cia director. lithuania's say he said may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prison or more big he's now the breach director for the rights organization cage the realities of war crimes he was prosecuted for this and
nobody will cause because there's no prosecutions the new president can come along and say i believe torture works a lot more waterboarding is a great thing because there is not precedent if it is in prosecuted for the crime that it is prime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine that somebody. was. doing that it's in our country imagine what would happen if. there was a war. the european union as well as canada and mexico are vying to unleash a full scale trade war if the u.s. doesn't drop the hefty import tariffs it's imposed on metal. for totally unacceptable use in the measures carries a threat of a spiral of escalation that will result in damaging everyone nobody wins in
a trade war there are only casualties nothing european response will be united and . we will take measures equivalent to those taken by the united states we are imposing dollar for dollar tariffs for every dollar levied against canadians well under the new levies e.u. countries will have to pay as much as twenty five percent extra in steel ten percent on the minium if they want to see their metal products on the american market now that could spell trouble for european manufacturers as the e.u. is turning the world's second largest oil producer after china well europe has taken its concerns to a legal might of the world trade organization to see if it can resolve the dispute with washington the european union plans to answer with equal tara. some at least two hundred look at american products in a matter of weeks the list includes such things a peanut butter artist use motorbikes jeans as well buy levi's now a former prime minister for each member krishna told r.t.
how america's move could damage the global economy i believe that move for doesn't care for any real business because if you are looking job c. in the u.s. steel industry it's. steady if we heard much more much important in those three of you are u.s. economy and didn't bring any good. free trade. right to spoil pretty and the global economy by unilateral moves the news continues in one thousand.
hello again journalists worldwide have rounded on ukrainian authorities for faking the killing of russian opposition journalist our county bob go in kiev based on the stand as the poor bell and regrettable the staged murder of journalists. by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports and maybe a great relief is deeply regrettable the crane's authorities have paid with the truth no matter what the motive relieved that. he was alive i deplore the decision to spread false information on the life of a journalist it is the duty of the state to provide correct information to the public. on choose the ukrainian authorities claim they had fun the journalist with gunshot wounds outside his flat in the ukrainian capital they said he had died on his way to hospital but less than twenty four hours later it was revealed the murder had been staged ukrainian security forces said it was carried out to foil
a russian plot to kill a journalist artie's double quarter reports on the fallout from the bluff. when a russian journalist was pronounced murdered in the ukrainian capital it didn't take long for the ceremonial finger pointing at russia to begin he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia and of the russian government as well he said there was nothing that was critical of ukrainians of course that network and its boss placing the blame on the kremlin and on russia journalist known political leanings have led some to point the finger in one direction it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime committed on the direct instruction of the russian authorities he gets who can blame them when the story has all the perfect ingredients the russian totalitarian machine putin's regime going after the kremlin critic except the guy turned up alive and well imagine everyone's confusion what on earth is showing on the thread all these developments in just the last hour or so i know the ft house absolutely gobsmacked was second so
what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that are those alive but also fiore us and understandably so after being falsely accused of murder questions of life and death in ukraine as well as the international community's trust and its politics are nothing more than a bargaining chip for the kids regime just their apparent tie russian he syria. fellow journalists were outraged too when a state says a prominent journalist who had received threats was murdered i think the media have to report it but with the fake news in ukraine have reduced all of our credibility trump would be proud had learned not to trust ukrainian authorities on don't best warrant but assuming something like this fishel confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia's most notable fake death so what gives all the murder was staged by the ukrainian secret service to foil an alleged kremlin plot they say they did
it secretly not even his wife knew imagine what the poor woman went through but one you. cranium lawmaker thinks this is ok because sherlock holmes successfully used the method of staging his own death to effectively investigate difficult and complicated crimes well if it happened in fiction must be good in real life too whether ukraine will produce evidence that there was ever a russian plot in the first place remains to be seen but after a stunt like this it's hard to imagine many will take anything he says at face value most and when someone manipulates information they can see the road it is clear that they are deceiving their own citizens for us the actions of the ukrainian authorities are absolutely unacceptable and the free media have suffered most from this i can't comment on what it did or didn't do i don't know the exact circumstances but i do know that he's participated in a big circus a masquerade which is of course a big problem for him and for the credibility of journalist. the
journalist in question has responded to one article in the british media that claim this subterfuge has done more harm than good he posted a comment on facebook using offensive language which stated if the press wants to do good in they should give him a british passport and protection. german chancellor angela merkel has ruled out any possible direct relief for italy as the mediterranean state finally formed a new government on friday following months of political turmoil that had been speaking the financial markets rome has the first euro skeptic coalition in power within the european union the anti establishment five star movement the lead party howard a so-called government of change deal they are pushing for sanctions to be lifted seeing moscow as a partner not a threat also high on the agenda is reforming europe's migrant policy and renegotiating italy's debt to the e.u.
which angela merkel has said is not an option or to has more on the lead up to just because of these appointment to tell you prime minister italy has been left hanging this past three months since its election faced with the several candidates for prime minister but it seems that political uncertainty in the country has finally come to an end with a euro skeptic collison speak is that big concert a busy forming his government but his path was a thorny one he was first suggested to by the five star movement and league party two weeks ago and it seemed all was good until the president vetoed conti's choice for finance minister. that i allowed the italian president who was installed by a previous pro e.u. government refused to accept the minister he saw as too and see brussels but economist do i also for the ministry political figure who is not seen as supporting the line. from the year. and that was that context quote leaving the
government in limbo well you know one can say no to a minister where there was named goofy bluto or donald duck because he's not approved by the stock market world the financial world or some european capitals is this a joke and it seemed the only way to avoid a constitutional crisis was to had back to the pulls so the president suggested his own candidate former i.m.f. chief got a look at that only a more popular choice in brussels where you just simply i reiterate my friendship and support for president who has an essential task to undertake ensuring the institutional and democratic stability of this country is known as mr assessors for his willingness to cut public spending making him an unwelcome choice for many italians moreover seventy percent of the country voted for the euro skeptic parties
back in march tired of us there it's he and the migrant influx. that i think expressed their choice and it seems like this choice is being ignored so we're left with a bitter taste that i wasn't expecting this situation but in this country nobody wants change because then they can't see what they want so we don't get to a solution that would help the citizens of the country don't want to be sold being for nothing i voted but my vote has been trashed and it was the president not the coalition or whoever else you want to blame the president has decided my vote is worthless but perhaps unexpectedly entren prime minister at that early refused to form his own government well that left conti once again in the best position to guide rome forward with the president this time accepting his cabinet picks for now average ones happy and even brussels as it will work with condi and power last disappointed the new italian prime minister being unknown hey. later off the rocker
say what we've been seeing during these years is that for example the money is making sure on the other states like greece is a lie spain but also like italy and giving are. like war like. master of europe but this isn't or acceptable evil is the third largest state. either lisa found or if it is to be respected the. people to be respected and italy can stay of course have to walk in the european frame war for years but playing the role that this arabs that we are not going to be the color any of the gyre money and we can accept that kind of artist with a lottery news for now i'm more of the stories that shape the week with me here on the top of the hour you're watching international.
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