in this story's not shape the week the first ever summit between. north korea's kim jong il. made focus remaining on removing nuclear capabilities from the. russian national. jailed in the us for. a foreign. turmoil. current political climate in washington. his activities in the us were illegal. in of themselves but she got caught up in this and.
saudi arabia comes under fire from the un human rights organizations for execution with concerns that the charges against the thirty seven mostly. were trumped up. russia with the top stories from the past seven days on right up to the moment developments as well this is the weekly. international from a nuclear free north korea to bilateral relations love and we're putting kim jong un met for the first time on thursday russia's far eastern city of the summit after more than two hours of face to face talks the leaders expressed their willingness to further develop relations situation on the korean peninsula. yes. we just had
a fairly narrow one to one conversation we managed to talk about the history of all bilateral relations and about the present day and the prospects of developing those relations but of course we also talked about the situation on the korean peninsula and exchanged views on what needs to be done to improve the situation in the audience mr president we have just had a foreign exchange of opinions face to face on all of this truly matters of mutual importance and i think you know the great times we are. even though no agreements were signed it seems the leaders have a productive time the two exchanged sort sounds a symbol of the mutual respect between the nations on wrapped up the talks with a lavish dinner north korean state media are already saying kim is ready for more talks this time in pyongyang and even trying go was following the stock summit for us.
literally minutes after the north korean supreme leader got inside his limo we were given the opportunity to come closer to his armored train. so unfortunately i won't be able to show you or see for myself any of the extraordinary facilities inside that tray that was used by cam john father i was trying to look through the window but obviously no. chances and the security guards
are watch carefully to make sure that we don't touch it have already been told off by the inside there are high tech communication facilities several conference room as well as luxury living quarters in the middle of the train there's a special room for him john rooms wife and white the next two separate cards for body guards there are two restaurants one is for the supreme leader himself and the second one is for the entire delegation there's even a special section for the leaders limo and they're the one that we saw on the station square that massive armored vehicles can actually fit into one of those.
well it turns out that in a sense cam john is counting on vladimir putin as a kind of a middleman in delivering his messages to the rest of the world leadership by the way mr putin's next destination is beijing there you have it but it looks like chairman kim is hoping that his message will get all the way to washington through russia as well it's a. german king also read directly to tell the us about his position and about the questions he has in connection with the situation on the korean peninsula we also found out that the russian leader as. that gang's essential desire is
inter national security guarantees guarantees for sovereignty and when it comes to dealing korea's ation according to mr putin the only way forward is through these kind of guarantees i would like to remind you that for years russia's peace road map was about mutual concessions from both sides that of north korea on the one hand and south korea and allies on the other and china is backing this plan to well the russian president believes that four years every step forward made by washington was followed by two steps backwards. but what used to be called for this building measures to be taken which could have been taken back in two thousand and five when the u.s. and north korea came to an agreement the way they later on for some reason the american partners thought this was no if they needed to add something to this agreement that's when north korea with drew from the treaty if you're making
a step forward two steps back you'll never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential in kim putin and by the way the president of south korea said that this summit in blood of all stock should act as a springboard for further top ranked diplomacy between washington and pyongyang so chairman kim has been enjoying contacts with the most powerful politicians on this planet his two historic summits with the american president donald trump were followed by one with a lot of our putin and it looks like mr kim knows what he's doing when he's playing his geo political game. well an expert on north korea that we spoke to in the aftermath of the summits part of the key mediation role moscow can play on the
korean peninsula. or. it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help korea out in between recent by a literal meeting between north korea and the us he was so sure that he can lead the meeting between us and north korea but now he needs to seek some help for put inside he resigned to the achieved new election and also now he can have a sport lies from the international community by playing the role for the korea over the korean peninsula as a peacemaker so it would be achievement to for today's summit currently now south korea having air exercise really the u.s. and south korea cannot be free from u.s. pressure because of a sense for south korea it could be a good to have. if russia can play the right role as
a mediator because for south korea itself it could be a little bit tricky to work in between the u.s. and north korea. all right moving the program on the russian national maria buthe has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states the verdict was handed down after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent the thirty year old is also said to have tried to influence the national rifle association and other conservative groups in the u.s. several american political figures were suspected to be involved in the case too in the court room spoke emotionally about the effect on her family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they washed in their rural house in a savior and i love them dearly but i harmed the morally and financially they're suffering from all of that i destroyed my own life as well i came to the united
states not under any orders but with hope and now nothing remains but penitence. i have reasons to she's not the main goal of those circumstances she had to put it was to break her will and forces to really acknowledge something she might not have done. but you're trying to save face i think grabbed her seized her put her behind bars
but there is nothing they can charge of us that you try to avoid looking ridiculous they sentenced her to eat. you know months just to show she is guilty of something . or her father speaking exclusively to artie said that he and the rest of the family had been expecting a very different type come. we weren't prepared for such a rough and on the just court decision. is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it even though the investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the u.s. has found a coper it's a group over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition or who and fineman unlike before when she was badly treated i was a bit discriminated against little bit more all in solitary confinement with will be allowed to two hours a night with local lawyer that is we will expect a different outcome. but it's hard to say how long it will be for mary and now the
most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account least. but we also spoke to his lawyer about the case on the dangerous precedent he believes it could set. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that he pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion of this would have been investigated or and the rest would have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the current environment where in the us i think it's almost impossible to to believe that southern politics has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the case and it's one of those things where if the elements of the crime are there they were selectively enforced in this instance
i think it's hard to argue. the charge is unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not intelligence agent it literally is just doing something for someone else as being their agent not of maria maria's activities in the us were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information there's no political sense of kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation her she was supported by americans while she was here financially but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria. i would fear that other countries will start applying the same standards and saying that any american who went abroad to another country and it was involved in civil society organizations and social and met people and networks because really all we're talking about doing are anything more serious than that and reported back on
those activities some in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because if other countries adopted the same as you're going to get a tit for tat situation with countries grabbing civilians of other countries as leverage or for other reasons i think it's a bad idea. human rights groups. for the execution of dozens of prisoners convicted of terror and fine and crimes not is just one of the stories we bring you up to the brink. now doing those manufacturing jobs also start to innovate because that's where the innovation happens on the factory floor so the factory floor is been moved to china as you point out the b.t.o. like china we moved all our jobs manufacturing over china now all the innovations
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sixteen minutes into the program welcome back one woman has been killed them three other people wounded including a rabbi in a shooting at a synagogue near a sunday ago in california police have detained a nineteen year old mom in connection with the incident which took place during a service. to mark the jewish holiday of passover the suspect reportedly posted and up the semitic message online before the attack authorities are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime. well the assault comes exactly six months after the most devastating attack on the jewish community in recent american history eleven people were killed in the atrocity in pittsburgh the synagogue where it took place that was responded to the latest incident saying the violence must and human rights lawyer down the old couple like believes it's a dangerous time to be a member of a minority group in america. from pittsburgh in pittsburgh now i was here when the
synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh this looks like a very similar incident it's very clear that these people were attacked because they were jewish and so i believe this is a racism in general which includes you know semitism. has a very large presence in america i think you know it's something america has struggled with for you know a long time it's a very dangerous time in this country to be in any racial or ethnic minority to mean that's just a bad i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which religious and ethnic tensions are high. international human rights groups have condemned a series of executions in saudi arabia this week thirty seven men mostly reportedly from the muslim shia minority were killed on terror violence related charges one
body was even strung up in public following his execution human rights watch states the killings quote marks an alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty in the country it also the scribe the punishment those who task and expressed concern that those punished might not have received a fair trial our senior correspondent murat against the of what's the story. few things so as much fear into the hearts of your own people as mass executions the men were executed for adopting terrorists and extremists thinking and performing terrorists else to corrupt and destabilize security allegedly among their crimes was this respect towards authority some of them can you believe that like the king protested against him so serious with their crimes that one of those executed was also crucified yes crucified in two thousand and
nineteen his body strung up for all to see for all to fear. today's mass execution is a chilling demonstration of the saudi arabia no authority and callous disregard for human life it is also yet another gruesome indication of how the penalty is being used as a political tool to crush dissent from within the country's shia minority in fact almost half of those killed were executed after taking part in pro-democracy protests see the arab spring didn't skirt saudi arabia the shia minority rose up and wanted change better fairer life the king obviously thought they wanted too much.
one of those executed by the way was sixteen years old at the time of his arrest attending a protest apparently still a kid now is an example you wouldn't believe how creative the saudis are when it comes to killing prisoners in fact the current king began his reign by staging a massive execution forty seven people behaved it shot for crimes that included disobey in saudi rulers biggest blood show since the nine hundred eighty s. who said fictions and common peaked in two thousand and twelve one five people were strung up paralysis reportedly is also in a judge's arsenal seriously they can sentence a person to be paralyzed as punishment roots back to
a four thousand year old law or that someone wrote on a stone pillar to throw a tooth. and literally in this case a knife or a knob saudis took that stone very seriously in two thousand and five a cordon saudi arabia ordered a migrants i gagged out as punishment for getting into a fight and q taishan also a favorite especially for theft chopping off people's arms and feet stealing and of course stoning reserved for crimes like being too friendly with the opposite sex what can you say you want to cherry on top saudi arabia's on the un human rights council what a world. has defended its actions are doing it will not hesitate to punish anyone threatening the security and stability of the kingdom but the spokes person for the
gulf institute for democracy and human rights claims the saudi justice system often fabricates charges. it's not the first time which so very be you that if you know t. took punish prisoners of conscience who hold dared to spoke out about the human rights violations in the country we've not just died there and i think around five of the of the executive people who where really charged by terrorists to them time get we don't trust. the entity issue system we don't just have to know how did the saudi authorities handled the matches especially against the british theirs who took to the streets to demand rights and freedoms and who spoke out about what was happening in the country. as most of the gulf kingdom saudi arabia uses is to do dishes the system to fabricate the charges against their dissidents especially
against the activists who spoke out over the use of their social media outlets or rules participated in demonstrations there is a taboo in the gulf kingdom especially in saudi arabia no one is a low just speak about what's happening in the country. finally some very sad news to bring you this weekend bart chilton our colleague on the host of artie's financial show boom bust has passed away suddenly three days before his fifty ninth birthday bartz dynamism and passion for business briefly enrich the program he brought to you which is one of the most popular shows on r t america before he joined the r t family barth was commissioner of the u.s. commodity futures trading commission he also worked on multiple local federal presidential campaigns on for the bill clinton administration friends and colleagues have described him as strong and dignified and say he treated everyone
with respect t.v. host and political commentator steve malzberg remembers the wifely banter. they sure. i think that i might have been in the last show that he did which was several weeks ago and you know we had we had our usual fun on the air he always like to make it. some kind of little joke in the introduction or at the end or or inject a little you more into it and it was just such a pleasure to talk to him all the time and i had that's that's what i'm going to miss most of all this is is chatting with him and and you know him being a part of my daily routine of my life in and he being allowed to be in some way a part of his and i'm sure boom bust will go on i know that that's what bart would want.
facebook and google started with a great idea and great ideals unfortunately there was also a very dark side. they are constructing a profile of you and that profile is real it's detailed and it never goes away turns out that google is manipulating your opinions from the very first character that you type into the search for it will always favor one dog food over another one comparative shopping service over another and one candidate over another they can suppress certain types of results deiced on what they think you should be seeing if they have this kind of power then democracy is an illusion the free and
fair election doesn't exist the more rope we give them the sooner we're all. my seven years doing drugs my nephews was still in drugs my sister just with doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse he started going after the users in the prison population who are we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill i increasingly became convinced that the war on drugs was on the stand there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for inconceivable sentences for being minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in wave and say by daddy as
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