believe. the g. seven summit sees a major rift 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 face to. be judged by its main architects 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. in the stories that shape the week the pentagon admits the civilian death toll in syria may never be known after being accused of a possible war crimes there. is a world cup fan festival gets underway in moscow with four days left until football's biggest event kicks off in the russian.
broadcasting live director our studios in moscow this is r.t. international thomas certainly glad to have you with us now the u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un have arrived in singapore for an historic meeting has already shared his first impression as you on twitter mentioning excitement before the upcoming summit and trump will meet kim jong un on june twelfth the talks will be the first ever face to face contact between a sitting u.s. president and a leader of north korea u.s. and korean delegates have already met in preparation for the summit and local media citing unnamed officials claimed kim jong un has already sent trump an invitation to hold the next round of talks in pyongyang it is also reported a third round could take place in washington. a place where kim jong.
but reporters. arriving at the st regis hotel. leaving the hotel. now arrived in singapore after leaving the g. seven summit in canada early the two day meeting was marked by a huge rift between the u.s. and other members as tensions flared over critical international issues. russia in. the g eight as opposed to i would say that the g. eight is a more meaningful. is
tariffs creating another sticking point between the states justin trudeau described the reasoning behind the tariffs as frankly insulting response trump went on to describe as dishonest and weak the summit though was riddled with divisions from the outset 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 that is the size labor market 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 save them to talk to the group who challenges 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 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 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. 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 post motivation trip between you will be leaders and so u.s. president is better that. no ideas because also the jobs as subjects we are talking about that these lesions would be better if we have.
not only targeted was ten of those we have targeted on almost every subject and lived 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 of the official launch of the operation to liberate the syrian city of raka from islamic state terrorists they had made it a 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 that accused 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 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 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 us 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 food bill you will be in the guest of ministers from the battlefield and the coalition military we're not perfect guys we can make a mistake and this kind of warfare already will 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 definite shift in washington that we were directly targeted by the coalition as 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 boehm using force for us it 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 their residence and they couldn't get out with all this happened because of the aircraft and 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 with. billions 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 to be open to. be used if you will not appear in a 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'll 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 nationals 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 the international committee for the red cross said it repeatedly expressed concern for the safety of rockets of millions of during the city's liberation while the un 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 highest state 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 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. 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 the issue has come to a head under the trumpet ministration but as artie's nicky aaron explained 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 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 i strongly prefer the press. or the press are also where the bar is 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 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 calling a source close to the president exactly sure how many. actually i want to go 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 seeing
here 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 so in going 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 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. there are just three days to go before the fifo world cup kicks off right here in russia and the teams have already started to arrive here you can see the football team from brazil whose plane is landed in sochi having won the world cup five times brazil is the most successful team in the history of free for their first match will be against switzerland on june seventeenth meanwhile the world cup fan festival is already in full swing in moscow at his election year fifty has been mixing with the crowd. 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 a twenty eighteen world cup no one believed it back then but it's absolutely believe it will now as you can see the contrast 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 moss a deceiver alongside him was an exotic as i call the top scorer of a national team must satisfy 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 world 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 team and must say i must say france will be playing denmark in moscow so i asked them about that since we work in which michael who represents denmark 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 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 show let's see let's see you know it should bow anything can happen but i do believe that in from fashion weenies because they have not been at their level just a couple of days ago for president jonny to 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 found zone a fan fest on like that and we. we'll be certainly all over that with our team covering the world cup over the next month. thirty two nations will battle it out to lift the famous come past from one of the winner for years now ahead of the event it went on a grand tour all across russia and even made. the winning team but only made up for . it. maybe
play against their domestic struggles will draw a little finish for australia so little will finish first. because well there's going to sink mexico. you know each round for the balance to finish second. here international also twenty eight thousand people to sign a petition to hold food safety inspectors have now given. let's go. save bank of the pregnant. and there you have it something completely different shows that for every ninety six using innocent people is terrified and then we hear even many of the changes in who's behind on sept you know before we discuss sorry gets to introduce themselves and their affiliate i was representing those british and. i'm. chairman of the information and