every other american president before me failed i succeeded. 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 ends in disarray amid growing tensions with washington. those space didn't allow for the low to. be challenged by its main architect to the us 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 shaped the week the pentagon admits the civilian death toll in syria's rocket may never be known after being accused of possible war crimes there. plus a world cup fan festival gets underway in moscow with four days left until football's biggest event kicks off in russia.
broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our team international thomas certainly glad to have you with us now the u.s. president donald trump has touched down in singapore for the historic summit between the u.s. and north korea air force one arrived at a single force pilot bar air base on sun day trump will meet the north korean leader kim jong un on june twelfth the meeting will be first ever face to face contact between a sitting u.s. president and a leader of north korea mr kim is also in singapore gearing up for the highly anticipated summit arrived a few hours earlier on an air china plane. and the place where kim jong un is staying has been kept a closely guarded secret but reporters spotted guards in suits escorting a. arriving at the st regis hotel.
hotel for a meeting with. arrived in singapore after leaving the g. seven summit in canada early the two day meeting was marked by 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. seven. happen . the problem. is absolutely clear that.
if there is be any conversation. relation. to. the root of the. shortly after leaving the g seven trump tweeted the u.s. was abandoning its endorsement of the summer joint communiqué the accused to the canadian prime minister of making false statements over u.s. tariffs creating another sticking point between the states justin trudeau described the reasoning behind the tariffs as frankly insulting
a response trump went on to describe as dishonest and weak the summit though was riddled with divisions from the outside you don't maybe the american president doesn't mind being isolated today but we also don't mind being six if need be the rules based in the us for the low the. be the sides may get the go on to the us the g seven june 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 just save them to the group who challenges 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 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 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 is cloud thus 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 do you post a vision trip between you will be leaders and so u.s. president is bed and. no ideas because also the joneses subjects we are talking about that these new agents would be better off if we have
. not only targeted was to tell those we have to target on almost every subject and seem to live between the bus routes and washington so you'll be in your mean and 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 raka from islamic state terrorists they had made it 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 in the u.s. led coalition of relentless air and artillery strikes and even said it may have committed war crimes according to the coalition itself the real number of civilians killed in the battle for rocket 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.
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 its precision campaigns allowed it to bomb islamic state house of record 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 strikes killed hundreds of civilians and injured many more open amnesty's report and you'll find words like this proportionate indiscriminate 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 iraq a 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 no military in the world's history that is paid more attention to the limited bill you will be in the guest administered from the battlefield and the coalition military we're not perfect guys we can make a mistake and this kind of warfare ready to happen 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 there was that in effect in washington that we would directly targeted by the coalition if they 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 bone muse and phosphorus targets everyone it is not hidden i so the coalition is boman randomly if you're sitting at home a bone may come down on you there are houses that collapsed on those residents and they could not get out of 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 will terrorists and we weren't alone and 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 strengthen and we've investigated as well. if you're not a year in a coalition already so you actually believe that the actual number reimport 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'll have to tell you they seal that themselves from scrutiny with monthly casualty reports we've been largely focusing on the fate of rock of civilians in our coverage. 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 asked a number of humanitarian organizations to comment on this in the international committee for the red cross said it repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of rocket civilians during the city's liberation while the u.n. agency for children said it had no information on the matter middle east expert joshua landis told us 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 i.a.s. 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 a new york times reporter as it moves to plug ongoing leaks of classified information the issue has come to a head under the trump administration but as artie's mccarran explains it dates back to long before that. trump's white house has a serious a shocking secret memo leaked to the new york times white house's most prolific leakers all the weeks we get leaks and one of the reasons is hit there's always so much fun in this white house is so leaky there is even leaks about the issue it's just the media and show a bit of leverage over the press journalists now at the center of this is new york times reporter did of leaking has skills engaging it was the direct result of tips
she wanted to be zoe barnes until episode very grey area i think the week of the which i'm ok with shelley barnes of the washington herald during a source close to the i want to go over i'm sorry mr president the. give and take. well takes all right so perhaps it was the all too often that journalists' continued you can see the football team from brazil whose plane has landed and saw a kick start in his hand and if you forgot say france will be playing denmark in moscow so i asked him about stage. these events you know said that russia was one hundred percent ready for the world cup and the age of the fan first of all the coveted trophy is made of eighteen karat gold the cup has been passed to years now ahead of the event it went and even made a stop right here at the. exact trophy above their heads and this is the one that they keep only for
a short while. for the one in on the maid of eighteen karat solid gold. appreciated to the cities where the trophy visits. with manchester united manager jose mcrae know who has already made his first predictions. latest are we in but i also want my place to go on holiday so this is going to be tough but i would say to what i was once and when i go. there experience there are still plays that have the right mentality and i think russia has to finish second and. then the crucial match will be russia against egypt and this is going to be really hard for testing for russia to finish second in the group well. they need to win the group b.
. and i will show relate to that i am totally portuguese dropped because i want to finish second in the group 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 and then 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 a holiday still switzerland to finish second i'm stuart in the money of us into the whole league. and then in the group from germany through in. i think mexico finished second of. the euro. look. at us in the belgian. seconds. for the balance
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hello we're here in st petersburg attending the annual st petersburg international economic forum our topic is from the atlantic to the pacific we all know the world is changing we talk about what moves these changes and who's behind. is getting international recognition with the help of israel at least in the world of zoos. to listen to you if you believe these are the the most of it you are going to be competing in the dozens you do more. companies on. welcome to worlds apart days before they plan summit gets me into a simple outcome well to discuss that i'm now joined by mark on the line he liked her at the school of international relations university of southern california mr melody good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you for inviting
me now there is a strong belief among american policymakers especially those who used to work for previous administrations that presidential summits are supposed to be the culmination of a long arduous diplomatic process rather than the beginning of it do you think this convention applies to dolo tromp at all i basically agree with this position i mean usually in the high level summit it comes at the end of the negotiation process so i'm not sure in this case it was just the situation from the president to me can some go right away or it's it was part of a broader strategy of the administration but certainly this is a breakthrough in the relations. between the united states and north korea so it's certainly unconventional in diplomatic practices but it can be a very important opportunity for both contraries and for the whole region that you mentioned a possibility that this could be part of a broader strategy on the part of the trump administration and from what we understand there have been some preliminary torts but hardly over technical nature
the negotiators most likely simply didn't have time to get into the needed greedy of technical specifications of the north korean nuclear program does it even matter is it even necessary in this particular case whatever the result of the singapore summit even it's likely to be mostly political rather than technical well i think that through the negotiations been taking place are more technical than political but for sure this is part of a broader strategy on the side of north korea that's for sure they sort of the diplomatic offensive in january for the part of the united states i'm not sure if it's part of the brother strategy what i think is that donald trump really wants this summit especially to. find a way a chance to break with the previous administration and the previews american administration that obviously failed in india with an oscar.