eight years in the making of the twenty eight hundred fifty four world cup in russia it is the biggest event in football kicks off in moscow in just a matter of hours. i. will cross the globe in the russian capital reveling in the festive atmosphere. at the beginning we were a little bit scared but everything turned out real good give it everything we need a. price with the culture everything. away from football this morning and one other piece of world news the un condemned israel's actions during clashes on the gaza border that left over one hundred
twenty palestinians. other than a very good morning for me kevin now in this sunny thursday fourteenth of june here in moscow just after eight am here now and a huge day for r.t. and for russia coming up we're just hours from the opening ceremony of the twenty eight hundred free for world cup football fever's going into overdrive over the coming weeks we'll have the latest from the games the fans the players all the host cities of course across the biggest country in the world the told that kicks off the luzhniki stadium here in moscow later today with a match between host russia and saudi arabia that's at six pm local time.
now with all the doesn't officially quite kicked off yet fans have already been out in force the center of moscow is crowded early with thousands of chanting and singing supporters. oh. ok breaking news moscow has been taken over by friendly fire eating fans from all over the world and i'm here on a mission chanting it's part of football culture and i want to look from hip hop. i don't know exactly what you guys can use but i know the chance to make it happen
there will be in france and moscow one of the largest like. to put one out. there. well red square in moscow meantime the center opera stars out here a little refinement to the celebrations to. come said kerry listens to music at school universal languages that can unite people there's also a study like show on the front of the iconic bolshoi theater of course there are eleven host cities across russia all holding their own offense he spoke to some
fans in the southern result city of sochi. to get anyone. at the beginning we were a little bit scared but everything turned out a real i'm going to do everything i need to match a lot of people not just from russia but from other countries too there's a very good atmosphere here. very very beautiful sometimes. when i first came to. the city the infrastructure is great and everything's very clean i expect a great atmosphere. here very. very beautiful i was surprised by the place the culture and everything. also goes on top flight squad following all the twenty eighty world cup of events for you as you probably know by now here is the latest from peter schmeichel on artie's neil harvey.
it is a gentleman well into the dozens of people but he comes to all beautiful studio here right in the heart of moscow let me use my coach for our coverage of the championship over the next month peter schmeichel the great they have very very safe. and a fantastic sense of what the site you are say kerns in the studio as well as a few dusty for them and i just want to say there are two things i think that you're going to benefit from by changing into aussie during this challenging warm we're going to bring you the expert punditry inside people inside the game play is just pick the sale of jersey bring young people who will know the things that you could never possibly have experienced the other thing is. just listen carefully apart from the clinking of big glasses you can hear things through there was. some
. in the background it's a wonderful scene wherever you're watching us from in the world i just want to take a deep breath i'm just so caught up because that's what it's about it's all bull it's a world cup and it's here and russia risen bracing it and i hope and i believe the fans are really bracing it so you could see thousand the football fans over you go over here in russia you saw them before you can hear them just have a look at this. they were going. i.
complained and although i still wanted to come put on my phone and let the first match of the tournament kicks off with russia taking on saudi arabia let's see what joe simmering you have to say about the opening match. russia saudi arabia huge pressure for russia. the world cup at home. the world is watching them and this is the big chance to qualify used to be the saudi arabia that in spite of some talent is a nice team is a team from a different reality and russia has to win it and you can find more of the manchester united manager is predictions if you had a. dot com you won't think he was talking nonsense if you think so challenge it head to facebook or twitter use the hash tag match for your make your
own predictions and proof is nothing but joined by the chief executive of russia's football player's union everyone i speak to knows a russian team that's sort of a little bit apprehensive about the politics where is this russian team is the most important game for us because the games with. your wife will follow and the mood that will be the first game is very important we have a lot of. people for saying our team is really really bad i don't think so i think it's about the board we have a lot of young guys we have some very old guys like i say which i mean all for sports you know that's just good enough when you think very old old is a quality about thirty years younger than thirty six thirty seven we're still hoping for more for your own maybe like a big turnout. but still i think they're trying picturing the other will show what they go.
well said the only game is it six pm moscow time we start our coverage had two pm that's about six hours from now russia's united boss the acclaimed just say marine you will be joining us then i have to tell you as well big day coming up. now the two teams who will open the championship russia and saudi arabia have both held their final training sessions both go and all victory is weather going to be playing.
you may have missed it but if you haven't let me tell you there's a really huge shock for a team spain wednesday the country's football federation axed their head coach just two days before their opening game against portugal she did not protest it was sacked after accepting the job to lead rail madrid next season is going to be replaced by fernando hierro here's how former spain a barcelona midfielder shabby gave us his thoughts on the move. but i was nitish enough that i think it was the correct decision otherwise a pretty complicated situation would have emerged beauties that arrangements in particular but official wrench us with real madrid on it and now i want to send my best wishes to the national team so that it doesn't the fact that it seems concentration on it or the place are already well immersed in the competition on my best wishes to the culture of it all goes well with russia but to open a new chapter at football history that was his first world cup parties the day or
two to delve deeper into the history of the beautiful game here. the end of the nineteenth century saw the russian empire his first official football match it was played at the hippodrome in st petersburg in between horseracing the public reaction that it wasn't such a beautiful game. german sportsmen and white outfits were running round in the mud splashing down with force in the dirt and soon turned into chimney sweeps there was a remitting rafter among the pub. over a decade later things began to change football started to gain a foothold in russia but not without some serious help from a russian born scottish merchant and sports enthusiast named arthur macpherson and so in fact the history of russian football can be traced all the way back to glasgow shipbuilding was booming here back in the day in the mid nineteenth century
and it was one of the shipyard owners murdoch that fierce and who was recruited by the russians sought to become an engineer with the role fleet it's his grandson of who is to become the leading light in for motoring football in russia and to help be unraveled the story i've managed to find a knowledgeable enthusiastic from the clan that faced in itself sandy let's face it after him self he started out football in russia organized leagues he was chairman of the association for two years we are very proud of him we are very proud of who he is important to the macpherson's and to scotland at large but a scotsman was there to start off russian football how does it make you feel thinking about those links or i think it's very proud i've personally i've never been interested but i would love to go one day and never know when they make a pilgrimage i think we should be watching the world cup with great interest i think sport is a marvelous uniting influence throughout the world probably the two greatest things
in sport are the games and the football world cup they bring nations together the life of. macpherson and it miserably due to his prominence and position in the russian empire revolutions swept the country and he was imprisoned by the bolsheviks he died of typhoid in jail in one thousand nine hundred it's a known where his body was buried but in the loose fear in smolensk cemetery in st petersburg there's a senator in his honor. we also found the great granddaughter of of the macpherson lady betty glass who only very recently discovered she was related to the footballing trailblazer it was a great discovery because i know about him but very little about what he did until . he must have put a lot and. it's good it's good or quince view because it's really rough and such a big country that it's amazing that the influence yeah there are very pleased that
he was somebody who did so much as had his is it is recognized as russia place host of the world cup it might be worth remembering the remarkable story of often macpherson without him the tournament might not be happening here in that era today r.t. . short term gains at the expense of a longer term growth saudia some of the best thing in the future and products and employees you're taking all of future revenues if you're booking it today just like the man is buying back all the stuff in his own store yes he bought back all of the stuff in his story and he has
a lot of revenue but now my store is empty and he has nothing to sell so the next quarter he says my sales are zero because i have nothing in the store to sell i bought it all myself so similarly with apple they'll buy back all their stock they want about the future and when it comes time to report earnings in a year or two from now they'll have nothing to report. with most of. the put them so go along. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to be rich. to going to be pros which is what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the warnings in. place.
by going away from football it's rush mother world news headlines this morning italy some of the french ambassador in rome after president across criticized italy's decision to turn away that migrant rescue boat shallow dubrovsky brings us the details believe this week a humanitarian vessel was denied the right to dock at a port on italy's island of sicily the rescue ship was carrying over six hundred migrants including many unaccompanied minors and pregnant women if they had been rescued off the coast of libya but are now currently on route to the port of lengthier after spanish authorities said that they could dock there well the french president has been scathing in his attack of italy in regards to this situation describing the country's actions as being cynical and irresponsible italy is fierce criticism by france and is demanding an apology. the french ambassador has been summoned by
a foreign minister on behalf of the italian people will ask for an explanation for the insults directed not only against the government but also against a nation which is among the first in the world in terms of generosity or solidarity the hospitality of the french and the humility to apologize the story will be closed and we will work in the interests of everyone. present he said to the top of the cabinet meeting that under maritime law it's dictated that in cases of distress those with the closest coastline have a responsibility to respond and in his belief that the sicily but it has its image the beat is on the french island of corsica actually off with the back so to dock that before they were criticized harshly by the central government in paris so some including italy suggesting that they some double standards when it comes to migrants and france they've also now asked france to take on now. nine thousand migrants from their own country club or so did your court this week on the basis of
the agreements of micro reallocation from two thousand and fifteen france committed itself to work in one thousand eight hundred sixty migrants and instead in three years they took six hundred forty so i ask president mccrone to move from just words to action and to morrow morning welcome the one thousand migrants france promised to work and as a sign of concrete generosity and not just words. while a meeting on friday between the french and italian leaders did it look to be in jeopardy is this war of words has been escalating but we understand that it will possibly still go ahead meanwhile a meeting between the italian finance minister who's due to come to paris to meet the french finance minister was initially cancelled but that is said now to be back on these are tense times though between these e.u. neighbors and this is not a spot that is likely to blow over very easily. the u.n. has condemned israel's excessive use of force during clashes in gaza that left over
one hundred twenty palestinians dead since the end of march israel and the united states strongly opposed the vote calling it boils to one sided while the palestinian side said the resolution was not. against the nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day it is totally one sided it makes not one mention of hamas who routinely initiate violence and gather the need to protect our people under this occupation remains urgent and unquestionable and why should that be offending anyone we're just asking for a simple thing we want our civilian population to be protected. israel's actions have been condemned numerous times by humanitarian organizations and the israeli defense forces have been using live rounds against protesters but israel says its forces are just defending the country's borders.
the. this is a vital mistake and if people knew the true story about israel it regarding hamas this vote would not have gone this way a lot of times these deaths of these palestinians are actually because they're using civilians as human shields and a lot of times in fact almost all the time the violence is actually initiated by hamas certainly not by israel having been in israel recently i can tell you i was very surprised to learn that there are hospitals for example right on the borders right on enemy borders where israel takes in treats in many cases save
a lot saves lives and then returns those and acting violence against them back to their countries there's a massive charitable effort on the part of israel to. spread kindness and to do the right thing so i'm surprised that this isn't more well known among international ranks and of course in the un the claim to trying to blame hamas is just a distraction it's a form of deception which they want to try to mislead the people from seeing what's pretty clear you've got unarmed protesters who are in gaza they're you know hundreds of yards from the so-called fence and they're being shot by snipers. with with live ammunition and this is what's going on there is a clear recognition that it's wrong and that there's no future in continuing this kind of old pressure given that in the long run there's got to be a real change in. in the situation there and so this resolution at the u.n.
general assembly today is a small step but it's a positive step in the right direction. u.s. special counsel robert mueller has asked a federal judge now to block the release of evidence that a russian company interfered in the us presidential election in twenty sixteen miller says the documents contain sensitive information on investigative methods prosecutors also claim the data could be used by a russian intelligence services to impede further investigations executive director at the wrong paul institute done mcadams says well is trying to save a fabricated case moeller is scrambling to try to avoid giving evidence which may not exist the whole nature of the indictment itself was full of holes it made no sense and now that he's being told to put up or shut up he's panicking inciting national security inciting you know the hysteria that's already been created it's an example of him being caught in a p.r.
stunt not expecting anyone anyone on the russian side to answer the claims to answer the accusations and then when they have his bluff has been called in so he's taking out any effort he can to avoid facing the issue meter miller's prosecutors say that they were uncovered evidence proving a number of other individuals and companies are continuing to interfere in u.s. politics dela mcadams again the says that it's absurd therefore to not share that prove. the idea that you're accused of a crime and you're not allowed to see the evidence against you is ironically this is an absolutely extraordinary case robert mueller the special counsel is now bulking in claiming well russia is still meddling so i cannot put this evidence i cannot let the defense defend itself because it would aid the russians in their continued meddling in i don't know what in america certainly to me it doesn't sound right it sounds like again they're trying to escape a trap of their own creation or just do
a potted recap here robert muller of course took over the federal government probe into alleged collusion between donald trump's campaign and russia during the twenty sixteen us elections three companies and thirteen russian nationals fell under investigation on one of the companies pleaded not guilty. eight hundred nuclear activists have been arrested in belgium after breaking into a military base they claim the nuclear weapons stored there for the last sixty years a cat there illegally to some sort of as a clinical going to we're here at the plane approval and it's a belgian air base with american forces who are here to oversee the nuclear weapons secondarily twenty warheads held in belgium sort of illegal in even the belgian to sign the nonproliferation treaty so we're here with zoe not a member of the include party in the belgian parliament and a group of activists have come here to condemn the illegal placement of nuclear weapons. this is going to sit in the activists say they want to remove all u.s. warheads from the country they also believe the government should sign
a un nuclear weapons ban treaty now according to estimates there are currently twenty u.s. warheads in belgium around one hundred fifty were said to other countries by america including some non-nuclear countries to one of the activists told us it was crucial to show the government the weapons should be removed. as i've been to a group we decided to enter his face risking five years of imprisonment for each person playing it. cool we're meant to remove those nuclear weapon there is no immediate comment we can tell you from belgium police on the case. but so far from this thursday morning things have a so much watching for all you need to know about the world cup kicking off to keep checking our main site r.t. dot com huge section there with all the leaves twenty four seven and of course full coverage here on the t.v. side of things from today on all the related to the last goal for next four weeks i'm kevin know it thanks for watching.
when a loved one is murder it's natural to seek the death penalty for the murder i would prefer it be to win the death penalty just because i think that's the fair think the right thing research shows that for every nine executions one convict just found innocent the idea that we were executing innocent people was terrifying there's just no way to parent and that we're even many victims' families want the death penalty to be abolished the reason we have to get help here is because that's what murder victim's families what that's going to give them peace that's going to give them justice and we come in and say. not quite enough we've been through this this isn't the way.
i think it's trite to imagine that i say things just to be controversial and you would not withstand the level of attacks of police harassment of detention of having my passport taken of social services being called on my children of my family being under threat of having to jihad these plot to behead me in nov twenty seventh i don't believe you would withstand those levels of people trying to trying to silence you if you didn't believe what you said. greetings and salutations here in the united states there are there is a lot that is right just and good but sadly there is
a lot that is broken imperfect and at times downright evil and twenty seventeen one out of every seven children reported missing here in the united states was most likely a victim of sex trafficking and of those victims according to the national center for missing and exploited children eighty eight percent were in the care of child welfare services or foster care when they went missing in fact attorney michael dolce points out in newsweek that this is the trend and not the exception he writes that the outcomes of law enforcement efforts against sex traffickers repeatedly support the n.c.i. me see estimate in a two thousand and thirteen f.b.i. seventy city nationwide raid sixty percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes in two thousand and fourteen new york authorities estimated that eighty five percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system
and if the numbers still don't convince you that the foster care system here in the u.s. is dangerously broken well how about some testimony to california congresswoman karen bass a long time advocate for foster care reform who recently told reuters that quote every youngster that i've ever talked to who was trafficked trafficked says the same thing they didn't come looking for me nobody cared they didn't bother to come now this doesn't mean that all foster parents are bad or the child welfare workers are all evil most often these are good people trapped in a underfunded bureaucratic nightmare. but what these shocking numbers and testimony do tell us is that somewhere between the four to four hundred fifty thousand children that are currently in a system that could easily deliver or abandon them into the hands of true evil predators which is why we must demand reform and start watching the hawks.