in the week's top stories the leader of north korea hosts a meeting with russia's foreign minister r.t. was the only international channel granted access to kim jong un's talents. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now this is how suddenly you get treated to. kim jong un's residence hello i can barely remember being given such other locations around the world. trump says his summit with north korea is back on after receiving what he called a very nice letter from. the european court finds a country is complicit in the torture of terror suspects at cia black sites. and the european union canada and mexico bowed to retaliate against the u.s.
over a hefty tax on metal imports. are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is a rush and sean thomas glad to have with us. now donald trump made a dramatic u. turn this week saying his summit with kim jong un was back on the talks will take place on june twelfth in singapore that announcement came after russia's foreign minister met with the north korean leader and 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 our mobile devices. there's a list somewhere. so we're here in this just to keep our men and 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 powers. that be if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but we are being told to told us now to. the group please. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where i came john who 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 sergio. feel each. leg. we'll believe this is the bit of a historic moment we still don't know whether the him from meeting is going to happen but at least so you is here having direct talks with the supreme leader of the. police. sergey lavrov and kim jong un are talking behind this 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. north korean chocolate. i can tell you that
it tastes just like any other. anywhere around the world. so this is how suddenly you get to. juice him john rooms residents. i can barely remember being given such access. locations around the world we were just told to see 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 un 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 one hundred foreign ministers and
making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a very delicate issue maintains that the interests of all sides must be respected. so that said it all ended with. 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 ministers motorcade trying to go right from. residence. while that was happening a north korean delegation was in the u.s. meeting the trumpet ministration they also passed a private letter from kim 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 this third nice letter home would you like to see what was in that letter that you know you might go with how much how much how much it was a very interesting letter and i haven't seen the letter yet i purposely didn't know for low level. i haven't opened it i didn't open it in front of the director when the letter was passed to trump by a former north korean intelligence chief who was part of the p.r. delegation in the u.s. you know coming summit was earlier called off by trying to do to what he called open hostility well despite the latest promising signs pentagon chief james mattis has said that the sanctions against north korea will remain in place a must 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 anathema 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 of these international agreements and so you know i'll be fine with or without you. the european court of human rights has ordered two countries to pay
compensation to victims of cia torture romania and lithuania hosted cia black sites between two thousand and three and two thousand and six one of the suspects in the case was a key al qaeda figure according to the cia but no charges were brought against him during his interrogation he was water boarded eighty three times the cia says the other man led operations in the gulf for al qaeda our europe correspondent peter oliver has 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 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 no 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 is a bit 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 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 on 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 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 scandals over abuse now the current u.s. president donald trump peace supports that 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 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 beer 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'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 but when you says it may appeal the ruling we discuss the case with former guantanamo bay prisoner was a bag. the reality is that these are war crimes and he 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 no 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 we we. we. all we're doing activities in our country imagine what would happen if they
said that and indorsed court or. the e.u. canada and mexico are valued to retaliate against the new u.s. tariffs on a metal imports this is a bad thing for the works twenty two feet except for 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 loving the european response will be united and it's not any more we will take measures to prevent those taken by the united states we are imposing the dollar for dollar tariffs for every dollar against canadians under the new rules the e.u. countries will have to pay a twenty five percent tax on steel and ten percent on aluminum to sell on the u.s. market the e.u. is the world's second largest steel producer after china europe has taken its concerns to the world trade organization to see if it can resolve the dispute with
washington now the european union plans to answer with equal tariffs on at least two hundred american products and a matter of weeks the list is expected to include peanut butter orange juice levi's jeans bourbon whiskey and motorcycles a former prime minister of croatia told r.t. how america's move could damage the global economy. i believe that move for a doesn't have any real basis because if you're looking on the job see in the u.s. steel industry it's shaved incline status really hurt much more much import that industry of your us economy and didn't bring any good. free trade in the world. right there to spoil pretty great and their global economy by unilateral moves the staged murder of a russian reporter in ukraine has shocked a journalist around the world that story after
a short break stay with us. her. in the mood. to police. in july twenty seventh team hunted all set up a freelance journalist watching was on t.v. two militants shelling in syria. on it is such a virus quality has established a holiday also to have a memorial they will recognize more reporters who often risk their lives with the sake of the truth and through the use you can submit to your published works in a video or written format until june the twelfth go to a doughty dot com. about your sudden
passing i've only just learned you worry yourself in taking your last wrong turn. you're at caught up to us we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry honey i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feeling started to change you talked about more like it was again still some more fun to feel those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never be like him it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with death this one height difference i speak to now as there are no other takers. to the same that mainstream media has met its maker.
about this is r.t. international journalists worldwide have rounded on the ukrainian government for faking the death of russian journalist our colleague bob genco in cuba. the staged murder of journalists are crazy bumps and could buy the ukrainian security service is distressing well the reappearance of the reports may be a great relief it is deeply regrettable the crane's authorities have played 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 tuesday ukrainian police claimed to have found the journalist with gunshot wounds outside his flat in kiev they said he had died on his way to the 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 the journalist artie's donald 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 let 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 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 fred all of these developments in just the
last hour or so i know that douse absolutely gobsmacked was second so what the heck actually have been here russia said it was relieved that arc 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 authorities on don't best warrant but assumed on something like this fishel confirmation was solid apologies it's on wikipedia's most notable fake death so what gives while 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 shine a comb 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 your own money when someone manipulates information they deceive the rhodium it's it is clear that they are deceiving their own sits for us the actions the craning 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 journalists. has responded to one
article in the british media which said the staged murder may have done more harm than good for ukraine he posted a comment on facebook using offensive language and saying that if the british people want to help him they should just give him a u.k. passport and protection. german chancellor angela merkel has ruled out any possible debt relief for italy that is after a new euro skeptic government took power and role model friday following months of political turmoil the antiestablishment five star movement and the league party concluded the so-called government of change deal they are pushing for anti russia sanctions to be lifted seen moscow as a partner not a threat also high on the agenda is reforming europe's migrant policy and renegotiating italy's crippling debt to the e.u. countries making a culture of a has more on the political shape. italy has been left hanging this
past three months since its election faced with the several candidates for prime minister but it seems the political uncertainty in the country has finally come to an end with the euro skeptic collison speak but khan's 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 so 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. criminals do i asked about 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 whether 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 ports so the president suggested his own candidate former i.m.f. chief got a look at that only a more popular choice in brussels. 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 more over 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 do 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 playing the president has decided my vote is worthless. but perhaps unexpectedly entrain prime minister could that only 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 a last disappoint the new italian prime minister being unknown haider the rocker say what we've been noticing during these years is that for example germany is making sure on other states like greece is
a lie spain about italy and giving orders to like it was like the master of europe but this is an acceptable evil is the third largest state. italy's a founder country it has to be respected the. people will be respected and italy can stay of course have to work in the european flame war for years but playing the role that it serves that we are not going to be the call only of germany and we can accept the kind of artist. the ball which is to be used in the opening game of the two thousand and eighteen fever world cup is finally back on earth it was brought back by a crew of three from the international space station where they spent six months before their journey back the crew got a chance to have a kickabout of their own up in orbit.
but that does it for me i'll be back with more of the week we in about thirty five minutes here with us. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time but there was one more question and by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's a huge star among us and the huge amount of pressure you have to go i mean eighty percent of the beach but always will and will so all the great british get you out
of the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get the ball going let's go. alone. and i'm really happy for drawing down to four the balls in the infield world cup in russia meet the special one come on girl to reassure me to just say the review theology team's latest edition may go up as we go so i need to look. at that your second passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself in taking your last turn. as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry. so i write these last rites in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each. but then my feeling starting to change you talked about war like it was again still
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fair and they go first to show the long run that has existed in the malls and the members fifty five years after the medicine was taken off the market its victims are demanding new legal proceedings they want to prove that they were denied fair compensation. the survivors are placing their faith in the hands of this man. tobias has found archived documents that he hopes will shed new light on the contour gun scandal. once again it stands for one of the greatest pharmaceutical catastrophes. up until the one nine hundred sixty s. the sleeping girl was a mass market product the active ingredient sold worldwide for the manufacturing company grown into a base near arc and the drug proves to be. a success story however more than ten
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