among the week's top stories the leader of north korea meeting with russia's foreign minister was the only international. policy for the. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now this is how suddenly you get treated to. kim jong un residence. i can barely remember being given such access. around the world i'm absolutely shocked. with north korea is gone after receiving what he called a very nice letter from. the european court finds to the e.u. countries complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects the cia black sites. the
european union canada and mexico retaliate against the u.s. over a hefty tax on. live from moscow to the world this is r t international my names you know. your company this is the weekly our top story donald trump made a dramatic u. turn this week saying his summit with kim jong il was back on the talks will take place on june the twelfth in singapore. came after russia's foreign minister met with the north korean leader in pyongyang our correspondent traveled with the russian delegation and was granted rare access to the north korean leader's residence.
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 fandom just two cameramen 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 fold us mad. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where it came john who will be greeting certainly loughborough and the reason why i think so 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. police. 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 sorry for that is here having direct talks with the supreme leader of north please please . and 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. so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at the rooms residence. i can barely remember being given such. locations 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. 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 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 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. franco right side. residence in pyongyang. while. a north korean delegation. was in the us meeting the trump administration the also passed
a private letter from kim jong un to president trump who described it as very nice however it isn't clear that he had actually read it at that point. a letter was given to me by him you know and that letter was. very nice letter would you like to see what was in that letter that you might how much how much how much it was a very interesting letter and i haven't seen the letter you know i purposely didn't know. i haven't opened i didn't open it in front of the director letter was passed to trump by a former north korean intelligence chief who is part of the delegation in the u.s. the upcoming summit was earlier called off buying donald trump due to what he called open hostility well despite the latest promising signs pentagon chief james ma has how said the sanctions against north korea will remain in place on lest the country takes irreversible steps to end its nuclear program but experts we spoke to agree that ultimatums are unlikely to solve the situation. but spiel 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 huge and paying. 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. ok it's another story we're closely following to e.u. member states are ruled to have abused human rights by hosting secret cia detention centers the european court of human rights. and rumania breached the prohibition on torture by helping the agency with the interrogation of two al qaeda suspects they'd 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 he's the other man who led operations in the gulf for al qaeda our europe correspondent peter all of our house more on the suspects treatment after the huge pain court of human rights this to say. the applicants 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 lithuanian site we've gotten a little bit of a glimpse into what was going on there and how prisoners were held up this this hearing now it prisoners were kept in blindfolded all time they were put in solitary confinement and they were forced to wear leg shackles at all times as a beta 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 and 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 that zubeida made well they really paint a very disturbing picture quite literally of the conditions in which he is 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 on scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports the you solve waterboarding he said it many times however this is something that well the rest of the world pretty much
considers torture when donna marberry 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 doods believe me 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 fire and 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's well referred to by her detractors in the media particularly here in germany as either the torture queen or bloody gina while she took over as the new cia director peter all over with the report while with you any of sees it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner more as i'm big he's now the reach director for the rights organization cage. the reality is that these are war crimes and nobody was prosecuted for this and nobody will because
it's 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 a war crime then he would never dare say such a thing so imagine that somebody from sub-saharan africa said that we. all were doing activities in our country imagine what would happen if they said that and indorsed court or. the european union as well as keller that mexico are vowing to unleash a full scale trade war if the u.s. doesn't drop its new target of song metal imports. from the world trade took fleet acceptable to 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 now that the european response will be united
and thrown by them 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. under the new rules e.u. countries will have to pay a twenty five percent tax and ceylon a ten percent tax on many and if they want to sell their products on the u.s. market now that could spell trouble for european manufacturers as the e.u.'s turn to be the world's second largest steel producer after china now europe has taken its concerns to the 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 tarr of some at least two hundred lucrative american products in a matter of weeks the list includes peanut butter r. is juice levi jeans bourbon whiskey motorcycles among many others a former prime minister of creation told r.t. how america's move could damage the global economy i believe the move for
a dozen if any real business because if you're looking job c. in the u.s. steel industry. standards we heard much more much important in those three of you are u.s. economy and the. sport pretty and the global economy by unilateral moves more of the week's top stories right after this. we have the privilege of being the most allied ally of the united states. sent overseas to and many other alliances promoted by the west and states in particular even members and we also have the privilege of being the most
sanctioned. and that to any group of countries so it sounds contradictory it is contradictory and stand this shows that pakistan will do what is in its national interest it will not just school at the end of one field the. politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want to be preached. to the right to be press this is what the four three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water in the house.
hello again journalists worldwide have rounded on ukrainian authorities for faking the killing of russian opposition journalists our county bob go in kiev the staged murder of journalists are kinds of bumps in could by the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports and maybe a great relief is deeply regrettable the cranes authorities have paid with the truth no matter what than most of relief that a comedy but it was a life 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 tuesday ukrainian police claim to have fallen the journalist with gunshot wounds outside his flock in the ukrainian capital they said he had died on his way to hospital but less than twenty four hours after that it was revealed the murder had been staged ukrainian security forces said it was carried out to for the russian plot to kill a journalist or to use double quarter reports on the fallout from the case 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 to get its 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 that we want to spread all these developments in just the last hour or so i know that if doused absolutely gobsmacked was second
so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that are caught he was 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. dorothy's on don't best warrant but assuming something like this official confirmation was solet apologies it's on wikipedia is 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 ukrainian 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 last year when someone manipulates information they deceive the rodeo it is clear that they are deceiving their own sits across the actions of the ukrainian authorities absolutely unacceptable and the free media have suffered most from this i can't comment on what did or didn't do i don't know the exact circumstances 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 journalism. our county journalist
in question has responded to one article in the british media about cleaning the 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 then they should give him a british passport and protection from. german chancellor angela merkel has ruled out any possible debt relief for italy that's after a new euro skeptic government took power in room on friday following months of political turmoil the anti establishment five star movement the lead party the so-called government of change deal the. are pushing for. actions to be lifted seeing moscow as a partner not a threat also high on the agenda is reforming europe's migrant policy go shipping it please crippling debt to the u r d's medina for more on the political shake up 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 the euro skeptic collison speak is that because they busy forming his government but his path was a thorny one he was first suggested 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 a finance minister at that ala the italian president who was installed by a previous pro e.u. government refused to accept the minister he saw as too anti brussels to put criminals do i ask for the ministry of political figure who is not seen as supporting the line. from the year. and that was that context quit leaving the government in limbo well you know one can say no to a minister where there is named goofy pluto 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 poor 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 that 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 italians 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 entrain prime minister got that early refused to form his own government well that left conti once again in the best position to guide forward with the president this time accepting his cabinet picks for now average ones happy and even brussels will work with condi in power last disappoint the new italian prime minister being unknown haider 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. italy and giving are. like it was like. boss of europe but this isn't or acceptable the third largest state. police are found it has to be respected the. people will be respected and italy can stay of course have to work in the european frame war for years but playing the role of the arabs we are not going to be the call on the gyre money and we can accept the kind of artist with some of the week's top stories here in order to international sean thomas is here in iran thirty minutes with more stay with us. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers
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the only numbers you need to remember is one one does not show you know forward to miss it one can only move. the entire. part of welcome to all the parts they tally in politics is once again putting the concept of democratic governance to the task with larger implications for the rest of the european union what do you do one day ideas you believe to be deeply harmful for your country gain enough support to be implemented do you rely on the all in the wisdom to suppress the will of the voters or do you make way for your political
dream to be dismantled before your eyes go to discuss that i'm now joined by paul of laundry director of the italian institute for international political studies mr munder it's a pleasure talking to you thank you very much well let me start with italy's domestic politics the two parties that have. gain the most of the seats in. the march elections have just been prevented from forming the government of their choice because of the president's objections and there are two ways of analyzing your interpretation that you can say that the president is taking the country's responsibility for the country's future in his own hands at this very pivotal moment or you can interpret that as him being authoritative suppressing the will of the people. it's a very sensitive issue which is the splitting of the continent some of it's there is no easy answer to your question but i would not the.
position of the president of the republic. to tell you did not leave or to leave you. the election campaign in. form of the option what you said worn away by a theme was prominent during the public discussion. in the program of the two parties but the program is. we know the program. i mean mr memory i'm sure you know the president made it very clear that he's objections to the proposed government specifically on. future with the euro zone and i want to ask. him up in an objection. and he did not prevented the formation of the government he did not receive from
the two parties. and you had objection. since that first of respect to the congress all due respect to the economy is a very provocative view. in any program for the election as sensitive as it is do you think such an idea should be put out for a popular vote because i'm pretty sure that there are some people within the italian electorate who thought that they have something in common the economist policy of one in which. the. international treaty clearly. the public opinion. of the part of the group to leave euro and euro or.