the week's top stories investigations continue into a plane crash in russia that killed 41 people the air flight airliner burst into flames while making it in the sea landing in moscow. the top diplomats from russia in the united states put their heads together in an attempt to find a way forward over the crisis in venezuela they are set to meet again on tuesday. underground partially suspends the $2015.00 u.
clear agreement and gives it significant 60 days in which to shield the country from u.s. sanctions it comes as washington reaffirms its threat to slap penalties on any companies that continue to work to tear. your company this evening you're watching r t international. investigations are continuing into what caused last sunday's plane tragedy in moscow that left 41 people that aeroflot airliner burst into flames on making an emergency landing at sheremetyevo airport here in the capital must warn you the clip you're about to see does contain some disturbing images.
it was. the plane took off just after 6 pm local time and was headed for the city of more months in northwest russia just under 20 minutes later though the pilots alerted air traffic control they were returning to show where this is later said the aircraft had been struck by lightning and half past 6 it made an emergency landing but hit the runway hard bursting into flames as it bounced along the tarmac it was quickly consumed by fire which claimed the lives of dozens of people who were trapped inside 78 people were on board at the time of the crash more than half of the victims were from the mormon squeege and here are some of the stories.
a hero after he tried to open the rear exit door to let passengers escape driving them towards the front exit our video wait to see roughly interviewed his mother you still cannot believe that her son will never return home. stolidly game really saved one person a man was drowned in crimea he was chanting. 15 but he tried to shore it he didn't consider it a big deal it was just a thing you have to do he always thought the people should help others do good deeds he didn't offend anyone here we spoke to people with respect he was simply kind to people on the radio he was did everything that he has enough money so the family would have enough that none of us needed anything. else because they were sick but in the interest even now i just don't believe he's not here i just don't believe that. every 2nd i think he'll come home soon he'll be with us. plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders have been
recovered and are now being analyzed the wreckage of the plane has been removed for forensic examination investigators are looking into 3 possible causes of the tragedy namely pilot error system malfunction and bad weather. russian foreign minister sergey lavrov found u.s. secretary of state money. talks on the crisis in venezuela and happened on the sidelines of an arctic council meeting in finland and comes after an alleged was thwarted in the latin american country is expected to visit the russian city of sochi on may 14th to continue that conversation among the issues addressed in the finland discussions was the possibility of u.s. military action in venezuela has been reduced the number 1 diplomats 3 of america
and russia have finally met and we were hoping to understand if there is at least a slight chance that moscow and washington could be on the same page when. it comes to venice well off well it's like the pale didn't speak to journalists all after this here in finland but when. i talked to the media he thought it wasn't a good idea to shed light on any of the details pretty much but he did respond to my question about mike barrows statement from this weekend that russia must get out of venezuela and also about the possibility of cool sam intervening militarily when his father loose. comes into the saloon we tried not to concentrate on those statements which are publicly discussed because they are being affected by many factors the don't have anything to do was real politics we
concentrated on the real politics incentives from my contacts with the u.s. american and european colleagues i don't see any suppose this move to reaction immediately after this i asked the russian foreign minister if that included american diplomats and to that he simply answered yes but the real question right now is though whether that is really the case because many times we've heard from the most high ranking officials in america the phrase all options are on the table including the military one and when secretary of state pump air was heading to europe the journalists were reporting that on the plane he said that nicolas maduro can no longer be in charge of this country he believes he is simply not able to do that even though he is the leader of the country and i can tell you that the
government in venezuela understands that they could end up having to brace for the worst case scenario just listen to what their foreign minister said when he was in the russian capital on sunday night. but oh but it won't get us in we are ready for all scenarios the 1st includes diplomacy dialogue and peace i don't know if the u.s. prefers the military part we are ready to resist to have an army police were in our people and we are ready to destroy any army no matter how powerful and so essentially the most influential powers on the opposite sides here the government at any cost door and the sa proclaimed president one quite go are finally in touch on this president donald trump how spoken to president vladimir putin the top diplomats have met but it is unclear whether that would still lead to a peaceful resolution of this longstanding venezuelan crisis.
this week iran announced that it was no longer on the rule of its commitments according to the story 2015 new clear agreement comes precisely one year after the u.s. unilaterally pulled out of the deal something that to iran's economy hard and heightened international tension iran's now threatening to keep access and rich stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad to iran's also given the signatories to months and weeks to ensure that their polling their side of the deal or it will resume production of more highly enriched uranium the move with a mixed reaction from europe and a new round of sanctions from washington. the united states wanted to pull out of the j c p a way in order to make iran withdraw from the deal the day after so the us would be able to refer the case to the un security council to ease the burden on the shoulders of the us to redouble and ratchet up the pressure on iran iran did not fall into this trap. we have continued to say actually every
that leads us to believe that there is escalation that may be taking place and so we're taking all the appropriate actions both from a security perspective and well as. our ability to make sure that the present has a wide range of options and thereby this up there should actually take place what we've been trying to do is to get iran to be him like a normal nation. state unfortunately this is typical of our american colleagues during my meeting with u.s. secretary of state my computer in finland on monday i called on him to employ diplomacy rather than issues threats when it comes to challenging situations. we urged the iranians to think very long and hard before they break that deal. nothing could be worse than iran leave in the agreement there are no sanctions today from europe because iran has so far always respected the commitments. on
these rick sanchez discuss the rounds threat to restart its nuclear program with side mohammad marandi of the university of tehran to negotiate that iran nuclear deal. even insiders here in washington with think tanks representing organizations like carnegie endowment are now saying the troubled ministration is being quote deliberately provocative but we ask the question tonight is iran acting in a manner deserving of u.s. and israeli condemnation or are both countries simply trying to provoke busy the iranians into a war much like our invasion of iraq some are criticizing the 1st question why is president rouhani threatening to restart the iranian your rating and richmond program. well i think it's pretty obvious the iranians negotiated the
nuclear deal after many years of negotiations and the iranians made. significant concessions they were flexible in order to show the international community that its nuclear program never was anything but peaceful and that iran contrary to what we constantly heard in the western media was not looking to create tension i'm going to back you up on this actually 14 reports by the international nuclear energy agency 14 are confirming that iran has not violated the agreement at is not building a nuclear program why didn't the obama administration the trumpet ministration or the netanyahu administration buy that why did they believe it why do they say differently. that's why i think the intelligence agencies knew exactly what was happening and i think that they knew quite well that the nuclear program was
peaceful the united states government and the political establishment really never forgave iran after the revolution and the fact that iran chose an independent foreign policy but right now what trump is after in the union of many. people in iran is not to limit the nuclear program but according to what we see. coming from bolton and pale it is basically to not just overthrow the political establishment but there is even talk about trying to make iran as a nation collapse altogether. 74 years since the surrender of non-si germany will be taking a look at the commemorations after the short break. we have a situation that is very new and that's why. it's like
a religious war there were 2 people who were in the morning. there was no end of the school board you know the 2 so the boy it was through to the right of to the world. as a medic and the word script was written is good today. in many diseases because of this we do cool with it. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
welcome back russia marks the 74th anniversary of nazi germany surrender on thursday and the end of the war on the eastern front is a look back at the commemorations. it's very difficult to describe the atmosphere here it's it's job electric isn't tense but that the super rich excitement up excitement just released during the parade itself.
the 2020 democratic presidential nomination at least that's according to the latest polls and it seems much of the media around democratic leadership throwing their weight behind the former senator as they once did with hillary clinton he's caleb maupin explains. a new poll shows that joe biden has surged ahead in the race for the democratic nomination in 2020 the poll shows that 46 percent of democrats are backing joe biden as the potential nominee with only 14 percent backing bernie sanders and despite a lot of other polls telling a very different story the media has jumped on this one voices are now telling us why he's the best choice for the democrats and this is a guy who doesn't have a republican but you see some of the folks on the web for him and for joe biden is that he's the most electable candidate for democrats to beat donald trump i think joe biden best chance of success does this sudden coronation remind you of anything . hillary clinton is the best candidate democrats can put forward
a take on donald trump voters in wisconsin think hillary clinton is the best candidate hillary clinton is the best candidate the media tells us that joe biden is the most experienced candidate furthermore it stresses the point that biden is a centrist he's actually kind of a centrist which is one of the reasons why i think republicans fear him more than the other hillary clinton is not threatened in terms of the nomination because she is a pretty moderate centrist democrat and in fact biden's 1st campaign fundraiser happened at the home of the exact same guy his name is david cohen he's the chief lobbyist for the media conglomerate known as comcast now both biden and clinton voted for the iraq war both biden and clinton have lots of wall street donors and both biden and clinton screamed to lock him up in the 1990 s. driving america's incarceration rate sky high trumps a victory in the 26th election was interpreted largely as a rebuke of a failing political establishment now hillary clinton's husband got some
interesting advice years ago my wife gave me a psychology book several months ago in which the author defined insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result perhaps it's time to revisit that book polls are often a reflection of media coverage and the corporate media in the united states love suman gives him lots of coverage and that can give him support in polls and they often poll likely democratic voters which is not the same thing as who actually ends up voting in a generalization even just who answers polls is not the same thing as who votes clinton she was the most experienced and the most right wing of the democrats and the media loves turbot he didn't mean she could get elected in fact the polls were overwhelmingly clear time and time again b.d. of appreciate them if there are massive purchases of advertise. 2020 years already
. but there me l y. l we know everyone there the leading candidate as well only with your eclipse it does not you know anyway obvious mean that disappeared it was going to be the knowledge. facebook has provoked another storm of controversy this time mind banning an australian breast cancer advertising campaign for violating rules on new duty. is this. everybody. these ads feature topless survivors of breast cancer covering themselves with small cakes the campaign was launched by the breast cancer network australia together with the bakers delight chain last year it raised more than half a $1000000.00 the chief executive of breast cancer network australia says that facebook previously approved the ads. we were so disappointed to hear that facebook
had found that our very brave women and men who all had breast cancer were told that they were probably too real into confronting to be able to have paid ads on facebook particularly in that 40 plus age group use facebook to tell their friends and family of things that are important to them so facebook has been important we have thing trying to get in contact with facebook and still we have only heard through the made here in fact here in australia that they sent to us we needed to add educational messages this was very new news to us the only thing that we knew is that all the ads were allowed to happen but then again the day that we launched facebook said these ads were no longer permissible a spokesperson for facebook australia says that while she personally loved the idea the ads themselves didn't follow the platforms guidelines the policy does allow for
the posting of post my state to me photos by ordinary people but for advertisers the rules are stricter is how facebook users have reacted violated the platforms needed to policy facebook seriously but this is ok this is not to root for facebook naked garden indeed takes precedence over a fundraiser for a cancer survivors and sufferers this only illustrates the true agenda of the facebook mission statement so when a group use the facebook forum for a good cause they jump and it's been shifted down. we spoke to human rights attorney jennifer breeden who thinks that the point as to why the concerns with the social media giant. facebook right now say that it has 6 a consistent policy if you just look at the language of its policy but it is not consistent and how it in forces its policy is targeting in campaigns like this with breast cancer research or awareness but it's also targeting different political
groups in certain things so it needs to look at how it targets so that it chooses to enforce its ban under because there are many people who have far more explicit ads that are not banned we're seeing that america has a silence prominent conservative voices were seen that is they silence other things other ads and they target these people they target those that they want to silence that differ with them politically or socioeconomically and that is not ok we need to have consistency and we need to have platforms that allow the freedom of speech to come out rather than silencing the freedom of speech and using it under the guise of violating policies. there's a shooting in this review what's going on internationally you can always check out a website for more stories stick around my colleague to give an overview of the latest just over.
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know you're welcome to all the parts of the book sells millions of copies and dozens of languages that must have picked up on something that's both current and eternal cultural specific and universal that's a huge charge to all wants but how does one do it with every book for here is a noun well to discuss that i'm now joined by bestselling the region all 3. it's great to talk to i thank you very much for being available. now. i've never heard anyone question why would russia produce for the state of scale why would an american produce mark twain but i know i know a lot of book lovers who are puzzled by why norway is such a safe side put together a country with a prolific and very dark crime novelist as yourself do you have an answer to that. no not really. sure. if your nationality.
is that important i think we more of them do or through extent i think we share a cultural references cultural even cultural background because culture has become such an important part of our cultural background so you know i remember when i was travelling when i was wrong 19 i would spend all my money going to. south america and i would meet people that it was hard to communicate with. because we didn't shared go through references i find nowadays it's getting young people anywhere in the world we have read the same books listen to the same music yes but your books i think are also very in the region i mean there are lots of graphical references you write them about your own community. i think any great book is in some way
a reflection all writers personality is national and cultural experience why do you think your books are so universal. i actually think because i write it's local people are getting humor is. writers it doesn't necessarily come from the country i trust my readers trust through imagination and intelligence so so i can just focus on writing about all slow about the people i know about the things that i'm interested in and just trust that they will. read the subtext i mean if you if you drop in on any conversation you will you will quickly get what it's about you may even be the cutest bug want to talk involved. in with the real feel in the blank spaces that. cultural disturbance now results
now i heard you say that you had their perfectly cloudless their region child will arrive before your father revealed the biggest drama of his life his collaboration away with an absence what was so shocking to you about that i think it was it was the fact that i grew up hearing the stories from my mother's side of the family who was in the resistance movement and who were active my road his were active fighting the nazis and and so it was i grew up with this image of. the hero of resistance and the evil of the german helmets when my father told me at the age of 15 you know that. it's time that you learn what i was doing during the war the 1st image that came to mind was this.