the stories that shaped the week the first ever summit between vladimir putin and north korea's kim jong. il relations with the focus also on breaking the nuclear deadlock on the korean peninsula. russian national maria is jailed in the u.s. for failing to register as a foreign agent but her lawyer insists she is a victim of washington's current political climate. where his activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this. hysteria. in saudi arabia comes under fire from the un and human rights groups for mass execution with concerns that the charges against the thirty seven mostly shia
men were trumped up. are broadcasting live direct from our studios moscow this is our team international i'm john thomas glad to have you with us as we recap the week's top stories. all right from a nuclear free north korea to buy a lot of relations of vladimir putin and kim jong un met for the first time on thursday and russia's far eastern city of stuck after nearly two hours of face to face talks the leaders expressed their willingness to further develop relations and tackle the situation on the korean peninsula. and that's just we just had a fairly thorough one two one conversation we managed to talk about the history of our 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 thorough exchange of opinions face to face on all of this of mutual importance and i thank you for the great times we heard. and even though no agreements were signed it seems the leaders had a productive time to exchanged swords as a symbol of mutual respect between their nations and wrapped up in the talks with a lavish dinner north korean state media reported that cam is ready for more talks next time and are trying to reports now from one of us took.
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 jones father i was trying to look through the window but obviously no chances and. security guards or watch carefully to make sure that we don't touch it i've 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 wife and white next to separate carts 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 john is counting on vladimir putin as a kind of a middleman in delivering his messages to the rest of the world the leadership it looks like chairman kim is hoping that his message will get all the way to washington through russia as well to some german king also be directly to tell the u.s. about his position and about the questions he says it could ation with the situation on the korean peninsula we also found out that the russian leader as confident that pyongyang essential desire is international security guarantees. guarantees for sovereignty and when it comes to dating poor ization 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 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 for years every step forward made by washington was followed by two steps backwards . but what needs 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 however later on for some reason the american partners thought this was no it's enough that 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 in two steps back you will never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential in camp putin summit 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 all right an expert on north korea we spoke to says the summit is a win win for moscow and. or. it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help north korea out in between a recent bilateral meeting between north korea and the us he was so sure that he can't leave the meeting between the u.s. and north korea but now he is sick somehow
a four put inside here recently achieved new election and or so now he can have a spot lies from the international community by playing the role for the korea over the korean peninsula as a peacemaker so it would be putting a chip want 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. russia national maria bhutto was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states on friday it is after she pled guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent essentially working as an undeclared lobbyist thirty year old is 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 as well in court ms bhutto you know spoke emotionally about the effect it is out on her family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they washed in their rural hollows in a savior and i love them dearly but i harm them 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 issues not the main goal of the circumstances she had to put it was to break her will and forces to really acknowledge something she might not have done.
trying to save face but we grabbed her seized her and we put her behind bars if you will but there is nothing they can charge of us that you and to avoid looking with the killers they sentenced her to eighteen months there just to show she is guilty of something. maria's father exclusively told r t that he and the rest of his family had been expecting a very different outcome. and when you look forward to it we weren't prepared for such a rough and unjust court decision maria is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it all
even though the mother investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the u.s. has found a culprit over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition of her confinement unlike before when she was by. discriminated against all of them in some a tree confinement we will be allowed to two hours a night with oaxaca maria a lawyer is we will expect a different outcome when the fan verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for marion now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account. my boots and his lawyer told us he thinks a dangerous precedent may have been set. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that she pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion of this would have been investigated or an arrest would
have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the car environment where in the u.s. i think it's almost impossible 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 charges unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not an 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 sensitive kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation she's in her shoes 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 that's really all we're talking about doing are more serious than that and reported back on those activities somewhere in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because if other countries adopt 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 that i think it's about to do. with vote counting almost complete in spain's general election the ruling socialist workers party looks set to remain in power is predicted to fall short of a majority in parliament though and will have to secure the support of other left wing groups the election has also seen major breakthrough for the far right. vox
party is projected to win twenty four seats in the three hundred fifty seat lower house it will be the first time since the one nine hundred seventy s. and the end of military rule in the country that a far right party has been represented in parliament tensions over the catalan independence are said to have been a key factor for the party's success. in addition to taking a hardline stance on the region's attempts and succession of the party has also rant railed actually against feminism fundamentalist islam high taxes and to same sex marriages its leader claims that all of the his party's policies are designed to protect the interests of spain. is mainstream and that works it is the instrument that makes the population move forward and it is the only one capable of guaranteeing the unity of the nation and live its by socialists communists and separatists across the country everything to spain longleaf spain.
right we've got reaction to the results from jordy grab an international relations expert at princeton university. people are keeping in. on one of more importantly he's a national crisis the fact that got along our pride. last year over year. made many people who are reading. the west or lack are strong the france its finest needs and therefore its on its national review on what it's created that's what was part of my party sect which people who were it's clearly didn't need your. piece capturing the imagination of humanity or to do something on blogs is just to lock a chapter on these great movement towards more authoritarian policy. there
is global condemnation after saudi arabia executes dozens of men and more on that after a short break watching our international of the week for. the soul that are now doing those manufacturing jobs started it because that's where the innovation happens on the factory floor so the fact that's always been to china
as you point out of h.l.i. china and we've moved all of our jobs. china. is in china so we don't it's not it's not created in california built in china is going to be created china built in china. welcome back this is the weekly on our international now a shooting at a synagogue near san diego in california has left one woman dead and three others wounded including a rabbi police have detained in one thousand year old man in connection with the incident which took place during a service on saturday to mark the jewish holiday of passover the suspect reportedly posted an anti-semitic message online before the attack authorities are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime the assault came exactly six months after the most devastating attack
on the jewish community in recent u.s. history eleven people were killed and that atrocity in pittsburgh the synagogue where that shooting took place has responded to the latest incident saying the violence must. now the israeli prime minister has also expressed his condolences to the victims and announced plans for a summit to look at the rising number of anti-semitic attacks around the world human rights lawyer daniel kovalchuk says it's a dangerous time to be a member of a minority group in the u.s. . from pittsburgh in pittsburgh now i was here when the synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh. this looks like a very similar incident and 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 my 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 way. nor to i mean that's just a fact i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which racial and religious and ethnic tensions are high. for 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 quote terror and violence related charges one body was even strung up in public following his execution and human rights watch states the killings mark alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty in the country it also described the punishment as a grotesque and expressed concern that in those punished might not have received a fair trial here's our correspondent but i've got stuck. 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 cusa fide 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 sodium review no authority is callous disregard for human life it is also yet another gruesome indication of how the death 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 they 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 he was still a kid now is an example you wouldn't believe how creative this. when it comes to
killing prisoners in fact the current king began his reign by staging a massive execution forty seven people behaved it short for crimes that included disobey and saudi rulers biggest blood show since the nine hundred eighty s. who said fictions and common peaked in two thousand and twelve 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 routes back to a four thousand year old law that someone wrote on a stone pillar to throw a tooth and literally in this case an eye for an eye saudis took that stone very seriously in two thousand and five a court in saudi arabia ordered a migrants i gagged out as punishment for getting into
a fight and pew 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. in response to the widespread condemnation riyadh says they will not hesitate to punish anyone threatening the security and stability of the kingdom but the gulf institute for democracy and human rights claims the saudi justice system often fabricates charges. it's not the first time which so gary b. with the death penalty took punish prisoners of conscience who hold dared to spoke out about the human rights violations in the country we've not just there and i think and five of the of the executive people who where really charged by
terrorists did or isn't target we don't trust saudi arabia introducer system we don't trust how did how did the saudi authorities handled their matters especially against the british there's whole 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 share the system to fabricate the charges against their dissidents especially against the activists who spoke out . 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 allowed to speak about what's happening in the country where this is been the weekly i'll be back in let's say thirty five minutes with more you're watching a confessional. so
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a conservative news source or if it's a topic causing buzz among conservatives. facebook cosily manipulates or users they do it by the things that they insert into the news feeds they do it by the types of posts they allow their users to see and the fact that they actually decided to do psychological experiments on the users is something that i think a lot of people need to really fully understand and they were doing it based upon the fact that different things that people posted they want to see how other people would react to it. on how to watch what your facebook friends post can have a direct effect on your mood new research shows the more negative post you see the more negative you could become. so if for example let's say somebody wanted to post something that was on the news feed that was a very negative story they want to see how their users would react via their likes by their statements for their posts and they would show people who already had
a predilection to maybe having some depression or maybe having some other issues in their lives and they can figure that out based upon your like space upon your connections based upon where you're going and so what they want to do is take that information and then use it to basically weaponize this information against their users so that way their users could see different things that may affect their mood and may affect how they interact with others and that's something that is highly unethical it appears that some young people may have been so affected by this that they may have done harm to themselves based upon what they saw on their facebook feed and it was all because it is experiments and the things that we have no standing with facebook we're not citizens of facebook we have no blood on facebook it's not a democracy it is this process is not a way we can design the future we can't rely on this single company to invent our digital future.