the g. seven summit sees a major rift open between the u.s. and the rest of the pack with donald trump retracting his support for the joint statement the meeting is in disarray and growing tensions with washington rules faced international although. the. market go on to the us maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be. the stories the shape the week the pentagon admits the civilian death toll in syria may never be known after being accused of possible war crimes that. for the world cup gets underway in moscow with four days left until the biggest event kicks off in russia.
good evening and welcome my name is neil harvey this is r.t. . the u.s. president has touched down in singapore for the historic summit between the united states and north korea force one arrived at single port port in the last few hours to the north korean leader kim jong il on tuesday the meeting will be the first ever face to face contact between a u.s. president and the leader of north korea mr kim is also in singapore gearing up for the highly anticipated summit iraq a few hours earlier on a china plane. or the north korean leader's accommodation in singapore that has been kept top secret however after reporters spotted guards in suits jogging around the motorcade arriving at the same regis hotel which had been a give away isn't it people are putting two and two together they're getting the fact that kim's probably bedding. during the summit. will.
jump around in singapore after leaving the g. seven summit in canada early the two day meeting there was marked by huge rifts between the u.s. and other members as tensions flared over critical international issues. 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 to return to the g seven format summits can happen until substantial progress has been made in connection with the problems with ukraine canada's position is absolutely clear that there are no grounds whatsoever for bringing russia with its current behavior . if there is 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 that involved it. shortly after leaving the meeting trump of course via twitter abundant his endorsement of the summits joint communiqué he accused the canadian prime minister of making quote false statements over u.s. terrorists creating another sticking point between the states justin trudeau described the reasoning behind the terror says frankly insulting the response truck went on to describe as being dishonest and wake the some of though was riddled with divisions from the very beginning. 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 based international oh the. being just sides labor market to the us 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 stewing for the 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 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 nuclear deal the united states will withdraw from the paris climate of court the united states has been taken advantage of by other countries both friendly and not so friendly for many many decades i'm here to protect and one of the reasons i was elected as i'm protecting our workers i'm 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 amine human steel which we believe are illegal and also
the issue of the iranian nuclear deal which the us 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 nation's broken away from those conditions blame the other countries now that's what you want to hear right before a g. seven summit do you personally lucian trip between your being leaders and so you worst president is bear that. no ideas because also the subjects we are talking about that these three regions would be better off if we have. not only covered was the turnovers we have trouble on almost every subject and sings the first between the buses and washington so
you'll be new orleans united states who become bigger and bigger. this week marked a year since the official launch of the operation to liberate the syrian city of rock art from islamic state terrorists they had made it the capital of their self proclaimed caliphate and to coincide with the anniversary i'm just international released a new report on the situation in the devastated city and accuse the u.s. led coalition of relentless air and artillery strikes and even said they may have committed war crimes or into the coalition itself the real number of civilians killed in the battle for a car 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 states house of raca while causing very few civilian casualties do not stand up to scrutiny based on information from amnesty international's 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 rocka 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 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 should let go of ministers on 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 a 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 street and we were collecting water and i knew that but i knew that if the aircraft bomb using phosphorus targets everyone it is not hidden i still the coalition is boman randomly if you're sitting at home a bomb may come down on you there are houses that collapsed on their residence and they could not 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 more civilians died then i still 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 one of the open air strikes to. be used. when not appear in coalition authority so you actually believe that the actual number really important because 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 seal that themselves from scrutiny will. monthly casualty reports we've been largely focusing on the fate of rock of 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 us pros of war we have several humanitarian organizations to
comment on this the international committee for the red cross said it repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of reckless civilians during the city's liberation while the un agency for children said it had no information on the matter middle east expert just to rely on this 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 free they were in a hurry the un asked them multiple times to give a break so that civilians could get out they didn't want to negotiate with us 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 insisted 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 protocol of the u.s. which is not to count the enemy and to and to try to keep it secret really.
the f.b.i. is seize the e-mails and phone records of the new york times reporter as it moves the plug on going leaks of classified information issues come to a head and the top administration but auntie's nichiren explains now it dates back long before that. 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 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 but i'm also we were. very. well chums 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 kinsey 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 boards of the washington herald morning a source close to the president exactly sure how many. actually i want it over i'm sorry mr president but i will not get. into. 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 a move which represents a true declaration of war on the press we believe that the government seizure of. 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 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 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 discuss 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. football manager and l.t. co-host shows a marine you know protect the world cup much results exclusively for us coming up after the break.
a plate for many clubs over the years so i know the game inside guides. football isn't only about what happens on the pitch to the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super money killion a loan to spend spend be true to the twenty million one player. it's an experience like nothing else going to because i want to share what i think of what i know about the beautiful guy great so chance with. the thinks he's going to. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. most somewhat want to.
have to go on to the press to supply them up for free in the morning can't be good . i'm interested always in the ones in the house. just sit. there are just four days to go now until the fee for will cup kicks off here in russia at the festival that's now in full swing in moscow auntie's alexia says he's been down among the crowds there was very quiet here seven and a half years ago when i stood on the very same sport and reported that russia got the right to host the twenty eighteen world cup no one believed it back then but it's absolutely believe it will now as you can see the fantastic that's the place to go for every fan who doesn't have a ticket to a match that's where the games will be broadcasted on a huge screen above the stage you can see over there and from that stage the
official fan past was kickstarted by the world cup when a legendary frenchman mosse a deceiver alongside him was an exotic as i call the top scorer of a national team must decide you actually walked on the stage like a boss carrying the world cup trophy in his hands and if you forgot the world cup trophy can only be handled by those who would have a war on the cover the most coveted prize in world football so after that opening ceremony i managed to catch up with must say desiree as our viewers well know peter schmeichel the great dane is working with r.t. as part of our g team and must say i must say strong's will be playing denmark in moscow so i asked him about that since we work in which michael who represents downmarket you are representing france. the match is happening in this city what do you expect of it do you think is going to be the hardest game for france in the group stage it truly truly is all the time been difficult you know to play the games and have done mock you know they have tough play is
a very decent clean and talented but i still think that from time individually and collectively a better side i'm sure let's see let's see you know it should bow anything can happen but i do believe that you from fencing weenies because they have not been at their level just a couple of days ago. for president johnny continues that russia was one hundred percent ready for the world cup and obviously fan fest is part of that beer music football what else would a fan want especially if you or she doesn't have a match ticket every eleven host city will have found zone a fanfare song like that and we will be certainly all over that with our team covering the world cup over the next month. thirty two nations are going to battle it out to lift the famous cup the sort on stage that the coveted trophy has a covering of eighteen karat gold cup has been passed from women to women for many years now and ahead of the event he went on a grand tour right across russia and millions of people a chance to see it he made
a stop over the 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 winners trophy which it looks like exactly this one but only made of braun's 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 world cup winners can touch this magnificent pulled the 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 our coverage here will be delivered by some of the game's biggest names including manchester united manager jos a marine you know who's made his first predictions. thanks . so mr marino let's go through the group step by step whenever you're ready. i'm not ready because it is very difficult i don't want to be emotional but i have to be i will go to contradictions because i want my play historian but i also want my place to go on holiday so this is going to be tough but i would say you know what i was going. and when they go.
they have experienced their players they have the right mentality and i think russia has to finish second and. then the crucial much will be russia against egypt and this is going to be to me our testing pressure is to finish second in the group well. they need to win their group b. . and i will show relate to that i am totally portuguese because i want to finish second in the group maybe down the home team russia is going to play against their domestic spying group c. pressing from his will broadly to finish first. the fight to finish second. before the surprise. come on australia let's finish cycles. and in group b. a single fellow will finish first. this one is going to be hard to play well for an
african team. so we will be brazil in the name of change to go on holiday so switzerland to finish second i'm sort in the money i'm up in the home. and then in the group germany has to in. i think mexico finish second of. video. the belgian will finish second. for the group he runs for the balance and the gold to win the group. so. much expertise from you don't miss it. and if you thought they were a lot of nonsense anything you could do better why not prove it to your football knowledge against the might of marina by heading online to facebook or twitter and
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