trax his support for a joint statement at the g. seven summit in canada at the meeting ended in disarray amid growing tensions with washington. face. the face. 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's iraq so says the pentagon after being accused of a possible war crime is one year from the liberation of the city. also football's biggest stars lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo together with their national teams arrive head of the world cup that is now just four days away.
time is perfect welcome to the weekly here one hour to international top stories of the day the week. the g. seven summit in canada has ended as 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 he accused the canadian prime minister of making false statements over u.s. metal imports just in trudeau described the reasoning behind them as quote frankly insulting. cold kind of his response dishonest and weak but trade was not the only issue dividing the other g seven leaders. i would rather see russia in the g.
eight as opposed to i would say that the g eight is a more meaningful group than the g seven absolutely. here we all agreed to every turn of the g seven format summits can 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 on the sort of activity. involved.
it is perhaps no surprise that the summit ended in disarray given the fact that it was riddled with their versions from the get go quarter explains. you don't get maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be the rules they used in the us for the. just. go into the u.s. the g seven june 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 to try the engines of the world and instead of that we would be divided between not just certain it would be a g six why 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 nuclear deal the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord the united states has been taken advantage of by 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 this cloud 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. blame 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 post motivation trip between you will be leaders and so u.s. president is better that. no ideas because also serves as
subjects we are talking about that these lesions would be better off if we have. not only covered with the toes we have covered on almost every subject and sings the lift between the buses and washington so you'll 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 your asian nations including the host nation and russia and their russian president vladimir putin was asked by journalists about moscow's relationship with the g seven. so it was very 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. questions to the russian president surrounding the g. seven meeting or perhaps inevitable given the public 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 nation states in that russia was always willing to host those members in his capital moscow for further discussions he also touched upon the speculation of his upcoming meeting with the u.s. 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 he expressed concern over the
threat of a new arms race i agree with him but in order to discuss this 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 touch in briefly upon the summit itself mr putin said it had been highly productive in its new format of course with new new members india and pakistan joining for the first time as fully fledged attendees 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 just take place in order to decide in order to work on those regional issues but also wider international issues of course the crisis on 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. has been
a year since the official launch of the operation to liberate the syrian city of rock out from islamic state terrorists who had made it the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate to coincide with the anniversary i'm going to the 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 rocca 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 and campaigns allowed it to bomb islamic state house of rocca 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 and 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 three rocca went on for more than four months from june sixth took tobar twelfth last year and the pentagon proudly told the world they'd fired
thirty five thousand artillery rounds while they were at it the 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 just have minister on the battlefield and the coalition military were not perfect guys we can make a mistake. and in this kind of warfare what happened 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
that was the definite shift in washington that we were directly targeted by the coalition after the 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 phosphorus targets everyone it is not hidden i still the coalition is boman brenda mely if you're sitting at home a bomb may come down on you there are houses that collapsed on their residence and they couldn't get out all this happened because of the aircraft they were plane comes in strikes for instance a five story building i said would be on the second floor while civilians on the third and fourth floors how comes the plane still strikes then most civilians died the ones all terrorists and we weren't alone in hearing those worrying calls from that devastated syrian city humanitarian groups on 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 it was trying to. be used. when not appear in coalition authority so you actually believe that the actual number report about who is under reported 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 civilians in our coverage and to amnesty international's now way then with some serious work it could be high time we hear something new from the u.s. pros of war. although we requested comment from a number of humanitarian organizations the international committee for the red cross said it repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of rockhouse civilians
during the city's liberation well the u.n. agency for children said it had no information on the matter we spoke to middle east expert joshua landis who 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 a break so that civilians could 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. a
quarter past the hour here in moscow and just four days left until the start of the biggest event in football this year of course the fee for world cup in russia our coverage of the tournament will be delivered by some of the name biggest names in the game on the pundit jersey body has already made his first predictions. thank you. said mr 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 what i have to be i will go 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 you know why is wait for the wind to go.
they have experienced players they have the right thing to do and i think russia has to finish second and. can the crucial match be russia against egypt and there's going to be a reality testing pressure to finish second in the group well. to win the group b. . and i will show you later 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 even the best in 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 in group the last thing the little fellow will finish first. this one is going to be hard to play well 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 we need to hold. and in the group in germany has to win. i think mexico to finish seconds. to go. and as. for the league. and the goal to win the group. expertise from you. and if you feel up to testing your football knowledge against the might of had on line to facebook or twitter and follow the hash tag match there will be three rounds of predictions from the group's stage on words. so international team service started arriving for
football's showpiece event including two of the world's very best players lionel messi is argentina with the most recent team to arrive while the christiane out on all those portugal down to moscow earlier. will face iceland on saturday for their first group stage match portugal will play rival neighbors and twenty ten champions spain in soft on friday and the first match of the tournament will be june fourteenth and moscow's stadium. so thirty two nations will battle it out to get their hands on the world cup trophy a statue made of pure gold 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 over the country and even a quick pit stop 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 called the so-called win a trophy which looks like exactly this one but only made up for a bronze and it's a gold plated bronze. indeed this is the one in on li made of eighteen karat solid gold. official for world cup trophy and only heads of state and people will come can touch this magnificent price. trophy traveled from kaliningrad to vladivostok literally a massive geography we estimated that around forty million people live in the nearest proximity to the cities where the traffic visited. and you can
follow all the latest world cup events right here on this channel in the run up all throughout the entire period of the challenge. i think that donald trump is really confident about his capacities ability to persuade people and the power of us personality and all this kind of things and i'm sure that comes and then we'll try to play this card we'll 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 and the first one can make a deal with this guy every other american president before me failed i succeeded.
food bring people together. exceptionally good little girl on the field of play the dog. food for the feet. to shoulder to cool. it is good to have you with us today the f.b.i. has seized the e-mails and phone records of a new york times reporter as it moves to plug the ongoing leaks of classified information and the issues come to a head under the trumpet ministration but is ati's nicky aaron explains it dates back 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 it's hid there's always so much fun in this white house is so leaky there are even leaks about why they're leaking and so in an effort to deal with the issue is to find it 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 allie 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 ate 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 the decks of congressman gary gray area ethically he could be which i'm ok with storyboards of the washington herald morning and she was both of the president nixon sure how many. actually i want to go over i'm sorry mr president but i will
not do that. until. 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 seeing here 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 early what can this data sets a dangerous precedent we fear it could be an opening salvo in an ongoing battle over reporters ability to produce think this but such intimidation tactics on 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 obama the justice department prosecuted more than eight cases then all previous
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