we're. trying to support for a joint statement at the g. seven summit in canada the meeting. i made growing tensions with washington. those faced in. the other side. of the us maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be no one will ever know how many civilians have been killed in syria. after being accused of possible war crimes one year on from the liberation of the city from islamic state. lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo together with their national teams arriving in russia
ahead of the world cup. days away. on sunday here in moscow well time now for the weekly top stories of the day the main headlines of the break. the g. seven summit in canada has ended how it started with tensions between the u.s. and its main allies shortly after departing from the meeting donald trump abandoned his endorsement of the joint communique via twitter. the canadian prime minister of making false statements over u.s. metal imports justin trudeau described the reasoning behind them as quote frankly insulting and called kind of his response quote dishonest and weak the trade was not the only issue dividing trump and the other g seven leaders.
i would rather see russia in the g. eight as opposed to the i would say that the g eight is a more meaningful group than the g seven absolutely. here we all agreed that a return to the g. seven format summits can't happen until substantial progress has been made in connection with the problems with canada's position is absolutely clear that there are no grounds whatsoever for bringing russia with its current behavior into the. if there is to be any conversations about russia's future in relation to this particular group they have to change their ways they have to change the route that they're taking and the sort of activity. involved in.
it is perhaps no surprise that the summit ended in disarray given that it was riddled with defections from the get go donald quarter takes a closer look you don't maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be those faced international oh that is being challenged by the main architects of the u.s. the g. seven summit seems already destined for dysfunction with a heap of complaints from the u.s. as european allies some are suggesting a name change to keep up with the times. we should have been united to england to save them to the group who tried engines of the world and instead of that we would
be divided between not to be a g seven it would be a g six plus one it's not too hard to see where the fallout between washington and the rest of the pack is coming from in just two years donald trump has caused serious problems for a major international agreements first by announcing he was ditching the paris climate accord then the iran nuclear agreement the breakthrough deal which took years to negotiate and now he's unleashed a trade war with the e.u. by slapping tariffs on their steel and aluminum the united states will withdraw from the iran's nuclear deal the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord the united states has been taken advantage of other countries both friendly and not so friendly for many many decades and i'm here to protect and one of the reasons i was elected as i'm protecting our workers on
protecting our companies even the angle of merkel who is known for maintaining her cool during the worst diplomatic spats has had some strong words to share about the u.s. as recent exits. it is clear that especially with the exit of the u.s. from the climate deal there is dissent within the g seven just as much as with the announcement of tariffs on the mean human steel which we believe are illegal and also the issue of the iranian nuclear deal which the u.s. has withdrawn from. there may be disagreements. i regard this as. much like a family quarrel we will do what is necessary to protect the united states its businesses and its workforce don't blame trump. blain the nations that have broken away from those conditions blame the other countries now that's what you want to hear right before a g. seven summit the personal relationship between you will be leaders and so you were
president is bared and. no ideas because also the jobs of the subjects we are talking about these three regions would be better if we have. not only covered with the toes we have covered on almost every subject and lived between brussels and washington so you will be in your mean and united states who become bigger and bigger. meanwhile there's another summit going on in china it involves the leaders of multiple eurasia nations including the host nation and russia there the russian president vladimir putin was asked by journalists about moscow's relationship with the g seven looks. concerning the return of russia to the g eight we never left it our colleagues at the time refused to come to russia for the known reasons but we still welcome them
and everyone in moscow concerning the comparison of the g. seven and the s u o the purchasing parity of a c.e.o. countries is bigger yes g seven countries are richer but the scale of the economy is bigger in the su countries many. questions to the russian president surrounding the g. seven meeting or perhaps inevitable given the public city it's received over the past day or two and given that russia was of course a key topic of that meeting and also a key topic of disagreements and bickering among the g seven leaders mr putin effectively extended an olive branch to those nations stating that russia was always willing to host those members in his capital moscow for further discussions he also touched upon. speculation of his upcoming meeting with the us president donald trump agreeing with the president that this would be something that would be very much constructive and useful in the current climate and also stating that he shares many of the concerns his u.s.
counterpart has. in our last conversation and he expressed concern over the threat of a new arms race i agree with him but in order to discuss it is thoroughly we need our foreign ministries and experts working closely with each other and of course we need to have personal meetings as soon as we can we will be touching briefly upon the summit itself mr putin said it had been highly productive in its new format of course we knew in new members india and pakistan joining for the first time as fully fledged at n.d.s. with a whole range of agreements signed from economic political and security cooperation as well as the russian president said it was vital that this regional cooperation and dialogue does take place in order to decide in order to work on those regional issues but also by the international issues of course the crisis in the north korean peninsula the iran nuclear deal crisis with. a leader warning here that i
had a meeting with mr putin as well as well as of course the ongoing syrian conflict so very much a productive summit according to the russian president. it has been a year since the official launch of the operation to liberate the syrian city of raka from islamic state terrorists who had made it the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate to coincide with the anniversary i'm getting international released a new report on the situation in the devastated city accusing the u.s. led coalition of relentless air and artillery strikes even suggesting it may have actually committed war crimes there and according to the coalition itself the real number of civilians killed in the battle for russia will never be known. as far as how do we know how many civilians were killed i'm just being honest no one will ever know anyone who claims they all know is lying.
by getting to the bottom of what was really happening in iraq as the americans and allies were freeing it who will be bothered to do that or it will take ages the prose of war behind these walls may have thought but scrutiny was inevitable coalition claims that it's precision campaigns allowed it to bomb islamic state house of raca well causing very few civilian casualties do not stand up to scrutiny based on information from amnesty international is field investigation and public reporting coalition air an artillery strikes killed hundreds of civilians and injured many more open amnesty's report and you'll find words like this proportionate and discriminate bombing the use of white phosphorus claims which could turn into a reputational disaster if proven things that amount to war crimes the u.s. led coalition mission to free raka went on for more than four months from june
sixth to a cobra twelfth last year and the pentagon proudly told the world they'd fired thirty five thousand artillery rounds while they were at it they fired more rounds and rockets syria than any other marine artillery battalion or any marine or army battalion since the vietnam war yet we kept hearing from those whose orders matter how cautious they war there is been known military in the world's history that is paid more attention to the limited and we should get administered trying the battlefield and the coalition military were not perfect guys we can make a mistake. and in this kind of warfare what happened but we are the good guys and munitions people on the battlefield know the difference you can't help wondering how many innocent locals general mattis has actually met i'm sure you can find many of those who are genuinely grateful to the coalition for kicking myself out but
just compare his words to some of the witness accounts our team heard while in iraq there was this definite shift in washington that we were directly targeted by the coalition there recognizance craft filmed us it was a low altitude it was very clear there were no terrorists in the area but there were kids playing in the streets and we were collecting water and i knew that i thought i knew that if the aircraft bomb using force for as much targets everyone it is not hidden i still the coalition is bones randomly if you're sitting at home a bomb may come down on you there are houses that collapsed on those residents and they could not get out all this happened because of the aircraft if you took the whole plane comes and strikes for instance a five story building i so would be on the second floor while civilians on the third and fourth floor how comes the plane still strikes then most civilians died the ones will terrorists and we weren't alone in hearing those worrying calls from that devastated syrian city humanitarian groups on the high alert had to many more
whores to share with us and the rest of the world there are worries about how this operation will affect civilians we're concerned about the safety and protection of more than four hundred thousand people in iraq as these operations commence to strike we've investigated as well. if you're not a year in a coalition authority so you actually believe that the actual number being reported out of course i wonder if you thought any of that led to a change of tactics by the coalition or at least an apology i have to tell you they feel that themselves from scrutiny with. monthly casualty reports we've been largely focusing on the fate of rock of civilians in our coverage and to amnesty international's now weighed in with some serious work it could be high time we hear something new from the u.s. pros of war we requested comment from
a number of humanitarian organizations of the international committee for the red cross said that repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of rocket civilians during its liberation while the u.n. agency for children said that had no information on the matter on the middle east expert joshua landis told us that much more could have been done to save civilian lives i don't doubt that the united states has used efforts great efforts not to kill people but in the end they were not true they were in a hurry the u.n. asked them multiple times to give up braces civilians couldn't get out they didn't want to negotiate with i asked they said we're going to kill them on the battlefield they didn't want them as prisoners in another guantanamo since the gulf war nine hundred ninety the first gulf war the united states constantly insists that it didn't count the enemy it didn't know how many were killed and it wasn't going to try to find out later on there were some investigations but by and large
that has been the protocols of the u.s. which is not to count the enemy and to and to try to keep it secret really. just four days left until the start of the biggest event in football this year the fifo world cup in russia our coverage of the tournament will be delivered by some of the game's biggest names. josie one you know has already made his first predictions. says mr moreno let's go through the group step by step whenever you're ready. i'm not ready because it's very difficult i don't want to be emotional look i have to be available to contradictions because i want my players to wean but i also want my place to go on holiday so this is going to be tough but i would say to why his way
into the when they go. they have experienced players they have the right mentality and i think russia has to finish second and. then the crucial match will be russia against egypt and it's fine to be to be our testing pressure is to finish second in the group well. they need to we in the group b. . and i will show relate to that i am totally portuguese because i want to finish second in the world maybe down the home team russia is going to play against their domestic spain see a scene from this will draw a little finish first. the fight to finish second. and go for the surprise come on australia let's finish cycles and then in group the last thing the little fellow will finish first. this one is going to be hard like will for an african
team. so will be brazil in the name of teach to go on holiday so switzerland who finished second i'm sort in the money and what you need to hold. and in the group in germany has to win. i think mexico to finish second is. to go. and if you feel up to testing your football knowledge against the might of money in your you can head online to facebook or twitter and follow the hash tag match meridia and they will be three rounds of predictions from the group's stage on
woods well international teams have started arriving for football's showpiece event including two of the world's very best players lionel messi is argentina was the most recent team to arrive while christiane out on all those portugal's landed in moscow earlier argentina faces iceland on saturday for their first group stage match portugal will play rival neighbors and twenty ten champions spain in. the first match of the tournament will take place june fourteenth in moscow's luzhniki stadium so thirty two nations will battle it out to get their hands on the world cup trophy statue made of pure gold of the legendary cup has been passed on from winners to winners for many years now before the championship in russia it made a grand tour all across the country and even made a quick stop off right here at the r.t. studios.
the winning team will lift this exact trophy above their heads and this is the one that they keep only for a short while. for the ultimate possession they get a so-called the so-called winner's trophy which it looks like exactly this one but only made of bronze and it's a gold plated bronze. indeed this is the one in on li made of eighteen karat solid gold. official fee for world cup trophy and only heads of state and people will cup winners can touch this magnificent fold the price. trophy traveled from kaliningrad to vladivostok literally a massive geography we estimated that around fourteen million people lives in the nearest proximity to the cities where the traffic visited. and you can follow all
the latest world cup event right here on this channel in the run up all throughout the whole period of the big guy. i think that donald trump is really confident about his capacity is ability to persuade people and the power of his personality and all this kind of things and i'm sure the kids i'm going will try to play this card will try to give donald
trump something he can tweet so he can show to everyone look i'm the first one i'm the one who rolled the art of the deal i'm the first one can make a deal with this guy what every other american president before me failed i succeeded. a legacy called guys are the winners the legacy oil guys are the winners the legacy all central bankers are the winners innovation you dynamism the constitution the bill of rights these are the losers in this america. thanks for joining us for the weekly here are not like the f.b.i.
has seized the e-mails and phone records of a new york times reporter as it moved to plug ongoing leaks of classified information and the issue has come to a head on to the trumpet ministration but as a tease it nicky aaron explains it actually long before donald trump. trump's white house has a serious problem it's leaking a shocking secret memo leaked to the new york times white house's most prolific leakers all the weeks we get out of the way else why this white house leaks and all the reasons this hit there's always so much fun in this white house is so leaky there is even leaks about why they're leaking and so in an effort to deal with the issue it's just funny to move on from its fatigue to war of words with the media and show a bit of muscle wrong with the press. or the press are also where the fire is very. well charms verbal
disputes with the press have become commonplace his latest step can be seen as a watershed moment that is crossing the line into spying on journalists now at the center of this is new york times reporter ali watkins whose phone and e-mail records were secretly seized amid a justice department investigation into this guy james a wolf a former high ranking aide at the senate intelligence committee who's suspected of leaking classified information to reporters and he also happens to be the former boyfriend of what kids during their three year romance that what kids they excelled in her career even being shortlisted for a pulitzer her skills in gauging tipoffs from elusive unnamed sources were praised by her university breaking national story was the direct result of tips she received through unnamed sources with whom she's developed trusting relationships she denies ever using her former lover as a source however now some of her old tweets are coming back to haunt her i wanted
to be zoe barnes until episode four sleeping with your source especially in addictive congressman we're in a very gray area ethically legally which i'm ok with orange of the washington herald morning a source close to the president of texas or how we got. please i want it over i'm sorry mr president but i will not do that. you can take. well. so on a scale of one to ethical how does everyone feel about pulling a real zoe barnes for story ideas for media rights groups however what we're saying hey is trump's latest push to demonize journalists which represents a true declaration of war on the press we believe that the government seizure of ali what can this data sets a dangerous precedent we fear it could be an opening salvo in an ongoing battle
over reporters ability to protect this but such intimidation tactics all reporters are actually nothing new investigations into journalists on their sources were heavily ramped up under trump's previous s.-a in fact under president a bummer the justice department prosecuted more leak cases than all previous administrations combined so perhaps it's time for everything on using this. journalist shine a light on many issues around the world keeping citizens informed prompting robust debate this discussion we certainly face that here and holding governments accountable we honor the many journalists and media professionals who have dedicated their lives to the profession we see all too often that journalists continue to take great risks to pursue this important work america is not this beacon of freedom of the press that some people like you believe in clearing the track that mr ation the targeting of whistleblowers and leaders and journalists
this is something that is this is been going on since at least the fifty's and sixty's with the counter intelligence programs and we know that this continues up to the do it social media so it's a bit ironic and kind of disgusting to be quite honest to see the united states government pretend to be you know the protector. press freedoms are there we have some great freedom freedom of press system when you really look at the numbers and you look at the rankings and see which countries have the most free press the united states continues to fall further and further down that list. a petition to save a pregnant cow from execution has garnered almost twenty eight thousand signatures of all garry an animal accidentally crossed the border and back prompting the author already is to order her extermination as a precautionary measure however there could be a ray of hope with the ball gary and food safety agency saying she has passed her health checks.
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played football bring people together and i'm sure that these folks up there will be of that exceptional good will come on the field of play the door also for the image for the fisa the image of russia to show that able to organize a vote up. in a world of big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bats shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.