i think. g. seven summit sees a major rift between the u.s. and the rest of the pack. tracting his support for the joint statements the meeting is in disarray and the growing tensions with washington. rules based international law that. the fights from a market. to the u.s. maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be. and in the stories that shape the week the pentagon admits the civilian death toll in syria may never be known after being accused of possible war crimes. still gets underway in moscow with four days left biggest event kicks off in russia.
thanks for joining us my name is this is r.t. international. the u.s. president touched down in singapore for the historic summit between the u.s. and north korea. at singapore's. base on monday trump will meet the north korean leader kim jong un on june twelfth meeting will be the first ever face to face contact between a sitting u.s. president and the leader of north korea mr kim is also in singapore gearing up for the highly anticipated summit you arrived a few hours earlier on china plane. north korean leaders accommodation in singapore well it's been kept top secret but reporters spotted this guards in suits jogging around the motorcade arriving at the st regis hotel a clue. me thinks putting two and two together they think that's what kim is
betting on the summit. will trump arrived in singapore after leaving the g. seven summit in canada early the two day meeting was huge rifts between the u.s. and other members the 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. here we all agree. that the problem. is absolutely clear that the. 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 on the activity. in both. well sure after leaving that meeting trump via twitter abundant his thoughts mint of the summit joint communiqué the accuse the canadian prime minister of making false statements over u.s. tariffs created another sticking point between the states just into don't describe the reasoning behind the towers as being quote frankly insulting a response just went on to describe as dishonest and weak some of the liberals
riddled with divisions from the outset. maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be the rules phased into the. being. marketed to the us the g. seven summit seems already destined for dysfunction with a heap of complaints from the us as european allies some are suggesting a name change to keep up with the times we should have been united stewing but 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 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 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 i'm here to protect and one of the reasons i was elected as i'm protecting my 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 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 the. trip between you will be leaders and so u.s. president is bed. no ideas because also jobs as subjects we are talking about that these lesions would be better if we have. not only covered with the toes we have tumbled on almost every subject and
seem to live between the bus routes and washington so you'll be new orleans united states who become bigger and bigger. this week. mt a year since the official launch of the operation deliberate the syrian city of rock after an islamic state terrorist and they had made it to the capital of their self-proclaimed caliphate and to coincide with the anniversary amnesty international released a new report on the situation in the devastated city is accused the u.s. led coalition of relentless aaron artillery strikes even said they may have committed war crimes and according to the coalition itself the real number of civilians killed in the battle for iraq are 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.
was 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 pros 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 rocca well causing very few civilian casualties do not stand up to scrutiny based on information from amnesty international is filled investigation and public reporting coalition or an artillery strikes killed hundreds of civilians injured many more open amnesties 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 us led coalition mission to free iraq 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 no military in the world's history that is paid more attention to the limited value. 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 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 that 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 little but 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 could not get out all this happened because of the aircraft it will 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 some of the open air strikes to. be used. when not appear in coalition authority so yes we believe that the actual number being important 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 sealed it 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 way then with some serious work it could be high time we hear something new from the us pros of war we asked several humanitarian organizations
to comment on this the international committee for the red cross said it repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of iraq our civilians during the city's liberation u.n. agency for children said it had no information on the matter middle east expert just were landis says that 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 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 protocols 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. has seized the e-mails and phone records of the new york times reporter is it moves the plug on going leaks of classified information the issues come to a head into the trump of ministration for the saudis nichiren explains it dates back long before. 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 or 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 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 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 addictive congressman we're in a very gray area ethically legally which i'm ok with the rewards of the washington herald morning a source close to the president exactly sure how it. actually i want to go over i'm sorry mr president but i will not do. it 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 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 a rethink 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. coach. predicts the world cup results exclusively stick it out after the break.
what we look for extrema more people are. interested always in the water. welcome back it was just four days to go now before the fee for world cup kicks off in russia the festival that's now in full swing it. has been down among the crowds. it 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 fast was kickstarted by the world cup when a legendary frenchman moss a deceiver alongside him was an exotic as i call the top scorer of the 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 have never won the cup but the most coveted prize in the world of football so after that opening ceremony i managed to catch up with must say desiree as have you as well know peter schmeichel the great dane is working with r.t. as part of our g team and must say must say france 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 a group stage in truly truly olden time being difficult you know to play the games and dima 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 show let's see let's see you know it should bow anything can happen but i do believe that in from fashion we need because they have not been at their level just a couple of days ago thief of president john and continue said 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 are she doesn't have a match ticket every eleven host city will have a found zone a fan fest on like that and. we will be certainly all over that r.t. team covering the world cup over the next month. thirty two nations were battling it out to lift the famous cup the sword stage there the coveted trophy is made of eighteen karat gold and it has been passed from winner to winner for years and as in addition to that been on quite a tour around russia millions of members of the public got
a chance to check it out even made a stop off at the r.t.e. studio. 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 win a trophy which it looks like exactly this one but only made of for 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 price. trophy traveled
from kaliningrad to vladivostok literally a massive geography we estimated that around forty million people lives in the nearest proximity to the cities where the traffic visited. and our coverage will be delivered by some of the game's biggest names including manchester united manager josie marino who has made his first predictions. says mr merida 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 but 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
his mates 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 match for the new russia against egypt and this find to be a reality testing for russia to finish second in the group well. to win 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 they're the best in spain see a scene from this will draw a line to finish first. the fight to finish second. before the surprise come on australia that's finished cycles. and in group d. a single 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 change to go on holiday so switzerland who finished second i'm so in the money and what you need to hold on to. and in the group germany has to win. i think mexico finished seconds. go. the belgian will finish second. in the league he runs for the balance on the goal to win the group. and fall and finish so. much expertise from you don't miss it. and if you think you could do better and want to test your knowledge against the might of merino i don't like to facebook or twitter and follow the hash tag match
corinne. and remember of course you can follow all the latest world cup news and events right here on our take. and finally this hour a petition to save a pregnant cow from execution has garnered almost twenty eight thousand signatures the animal accidentally crossed the border from bulgaria and back which problem to deal with or at least toward extermination as a precaution but there could be a ray of hope through safety chiefs have now given her a clean bill of health. let's go straight out to zero zero zero. zero
church secret indeed justly priests accused of sexually abusing children can get away with it quite literally i like to call this the geographic solution so what the bishop needs to do then he finds out that the priest is is a perpetrator is simply moves him to a different spot where the previous standard is not known the highest ranks of the catholic church conceal the accused priests from the police and justice system to that end of that's known as the i and then i conclude that it just is out and. it's. played football that bring people together and i'm sure that they spoke of the exception of good will come on the field of play but also for the image for of for the fisa
in two thousand and thirteen i need clinton young who was on death row in texas and making a documentary on the death penalty and talked to him about his situation but he has been here for an hour a day i've been here since two thousand and three. i was not a much better off examiner other days were they are now in their thirty i just sat there in july. and our present are just a richer nations but at the yeah they saw sales go the press and asked are may have . had so much i want why did they gotta make it a third. world now that later this guy was been on the twenty is on there for also . means and has been convicted of murder being.