i. we start with breaking news this hour from the g. 7 summit in from the reunion delegation has been confirmed as being in the field it's war. while the defense main focus is on inequality this year be around nuclear crisis has been one of the most pressing issues 20. also in the news that shape this week vladimir putin calls for a symmetrical response to a new u.s. missile test the tensions grow following the collapse of the arms control treaty.
and a dizzying display our correspondent takes to the skies with russia's elite robotics team before the search. at the back. but what. about. the back. with the top stories from the past 7 days on right up to the moment developments as well this is the weekly an r t international a little welcome ok let's start with our breaking news out of the g. 7 a plane with an iranian delegation on board has been confirmed to have landed in the french city of berates where the summit is taking place around all of course being
one of the main focus points for world leaders during their talks this sunday well joining me now in the studio as our senior correspondent. what can we make from this on expected twists to the talks today well there is this much more to it than is being said because this i would say and some commentators are repeating this sort of snub to would strum because. obviously the europeans japan a very interested in preserving maintaining some sort of deal with with iran nuclear deal which was to paedo do all but dismantled when the united states withdrew unilaterally last year and now we're in a situation where. the entire jet with a delegation from iran including the foreign minister arrive to the g. 7 summit for talks with various european other world leaders and you have
donald trump who when asked what he thought about this said no comment so obviously none too pleased about this the europeans by the way maintain that they want to continue trading with iran something that is becoming impossible because of american sanctions trump and his team on the other hand are saying that they insist on what they're doing now maximum pressure sanctions military pressure on iran to get them to submit and sign the new deal that trump wants them to sign but nevertheless the radiance of confirm that delegation is there and they're saying that they're hoping to hold talks with various leaders see what they can come up with whether they can salvage the renia nuclear deal. mom alleges that no member of the g 7 once around to develop
a nuclear bomb also the g 7 deeply want stability and peace in the region and therefore do not want to take actions that could affect it in this context we discussed our various initiatives. has taken initiatives towards iran i have taken several initiatives and we have reported on them the g 7 is an informal club there is no formal mandate given within the g 7. own trumpet said the 31 wants to talk to iran. france that they're free to do so but at the same dial is given no indication that the united states is willing to change its pressure approach on iran or whether it's willing to compromise. what was going to be an interesting 48 hours it turned into a very interesting 48 hours in spirit rather than years. well staying in the region capitals protests are getting underway for
a 2nd day in southwest france as world leaders are meeting as we say for the g. 7 summit at least 9000 demonstrators turned out in a nearby city on sunday calling for urgent action to tackle poverty inequality and environmental concerns. i. used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the some of whom threw stones at officers it was also another protest all along the border between france and spain which passed off peacefully the demonstrators say about with the world focused on the g. 7 they hope their calls for economic justice will be. much better and we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction in so many levels. but only time she had to fight against this capitalist rule the world to say we've had enough of the situation that's leading us to total destruction as a species as
a culture and to the destruction of human rights because. i came here to protest against the g 7 and the policies of those countries' leaders it's ridiculous for the heads of 7 of the richest countries to claim inequality is the main theme of this for well at the same time we see how their own policies bring about inequality the company must make going to 7 of the most powerful countries in the world have gathered only to divide the world's wealth between themselves they talk about the fight against inequality but i think this is nonsense as always for the past 45 years i have been going to this rally and i could tell you that none of this summits have ever done anything good for ordinary people or the international aid organization alex farmers also accuse the g. 7 nations of failing to address growing inequality in a new report it say is that in the u.s. the poorest 50 percent of the population own one percent of the country's wealth germany the u.k. as well or far behind earlier jack in food a spoke to date from head of government relations about his organizations findings
. why do you think the g. 7 don't work properly what are the main problems more widespread as well. so we think one of the kind of major barriers is how wealth is distributed between people across the world and in g 7 countries so that the 7 biggest economies in the g 7 hold nearly half the world's wealth and actually if g 7 leaders implemented a new tax a new wealth tax where they to tax the top one percent of richest people in g 7 countries an additional not point 5 percent on their wealth then it could raise over $200000000000.00 pounds a year now that's a huge sum of money that's enough to educate the $262000000.00 children across the world who are currently not in school and also you to have enough money left over to put money into health care and to fund. enough health care to save a life or 2000000 people. the russian president has ordered the country's military
super purchased symmetrical response to the united states testing of a previously banned mistrial last weekend that were putin stressed however that moscow will not be drawn into a destructive new arms race with washington or the nickel ups of the i.m.f. arms control treaty. i ordered the ministry of defense the ministry of foreign affairs and other cool offices to analyze the threat level created by the activities of the united states and to undertake comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetrical response besides russia is still open to an equal and constructive dialogue with the united states to recover trust and to reinforce international security and the pentagon's test of a modified tomahawk cruise missile just 2 weeks after the u.s. the son to kill off the longstanding intermediate range nuclear forces agreement the projectile test would have violated the law to accord which bound the production of certain land based short and mid range missiles. well america's
development of new weapons appears to be part of a broader attempt to counter a rising china just this month the u.s. defense chief said he wants to see missiles deployed in the asia pacific region drawing the ire of both beijing and all of them scope with a look at the growing tensions between. that was quick only last month this ground law inched smoking toy was illegal. it's already wiping out makeshift targets off the coast of california just like that and the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is now part of history so soon be ready to see those in different parts of the world the pentagon boss was even quick to say they want to start with the asia pacific but russia is already worried about a different part of the world to eastern europe right near the russian borders as
you can see american officials have said they're launching systems in romania and poland are different from the m.k. 41 used in california well the russian government's not buying it. but the american still believes rejected this claiming that the ground based and kate fools who will no inching system was allegedly unable to launch tomahawk cruise missiles now the fact of the violation is evident it is impossible to dispute it they themselves spoke about it and of course the question arises how can we now understand what will be located in remaining poland with the missile defense systems or missile strike systems sufficiently long range so why was the i.m.f. treaty signed by the u.s. and russian leaders more than 30 years ago so crucial to make sure that europe where nowadays america's nato allies and russia actually share a border doesn't turn into a vulnerable danger zone dotted with launch pads when following the test in
california the u.n. security council convened this week the russian representative threw a question in european diplomats are you actually ready to find yourself in between 2 rivaling cruise missile arsenals. are you going to avoid responsibility for what is happening to future generations forgive you for this. russia's present actions are in line with a pattern of aggression the represents a clear threat to international peace and security the russian federation bears the sole responsibility for the reason demise of the treaty because it will be reminded me do you not understand that by your responses to the americans you are returning the historical situation when mr knowles will target european cities from different sites. well so far most european states have a grade with the us line d.c. kept blaming russia for violating the i never deal and that was exactly how they explained their own pull out there's nothing that russia can say osho to change the fact that russia has already tested the 979 cruise missile to ranges beyond 500
kilometers in violation of the i.m.f. treaty moscow's message has remained the same all claims that they were breaking the rules are a lot and on friday vladimir putin had a real go at the u.s. government for what's seen in russia as completely twisting their reality in favor of uncle sam's ambitions. is pretty instead of fixing and unacceptable situation and returning back to compliance with the treaty the americans have orchestrated a propaganda campaign alleging violations by russia as is now clear this was just a smokescreen to hide washington's own breach of the treaty and its intention to leave it but this will leave 0 doubt about america's real intentions have incorporated the existing limits is now free to deploy previously forbidden missiles anywhere in the world as i said earlier though in the 1st place washington's thinking over a bold chess move in the asia pacific not that brush is far from that area either
but it's clear want countries on the mind of strategists and the seen in the 1st place people in the trump administration. yell that. they need to push back on beijing and a hard way they feel that there are running out of time feeling that china is getting stronger and they need to act to provoke china into some kind of military conflict all the things that involve china right now is really just a bigger is just a piece of the bigger picture of political tensions between us and china whether it's a trade war whether it's taiwan whether it's hong kong protests. states of the art or craft grown breaking aviation technology. ermine ship excitement is building in the russian capital ahead of the mux 2019 or a show which gets going on tuesday on our correspondent double quarter woman the
sweep you got to hit the skies in. the outskirts of moscow the russian team is preparing the forward beat international aviation and space so well this is a major air show that's going to take place at the end of august and there's going to be there tech and pilots from countries all over the globe no doubt the pilots are going to be showing off their bets duds but this is bad and we were lucky enough to get invited to a plane to join one of those pilots so i hope you're not afraid of heights.
but now you have a very good thing but they get a break but something. a bit down. about. but i want people of the. people but. after we returned in one piece our pilot constantine told us all about the international aviation and space alone yet you know i have been training for more than 10 years and i've been in the pilot for 4 years the air show include the mock scott featuring aerobatics performances and the standard maneuvers that
championships rolls and loops etc the international tournament features competitors from many european countries and none european countries including the us the airshow is not a contest the contest happens at the championship with the aerobatics and other events so when the air show each group shows its skills and this big daters decide for themselves what they like of course we will show what we do best and what's new yes always especially we will have more all of the week's top stories as well off the break imo then a link to all your appears to support claims that a powerful us oil and gas lobby group has been working to get pipeline protests and bombed. what holds us institutionally to. put themselves on the law is. they get accepted
or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be preached. to the right to be cross that's what before 3 of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the gulf. there should. show some same wrong all right old roles just don't call. me old yet to say proud disdain become educated and engage with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground the.
just approaching it 3 minutes into the program welcome. ordeal has apparently revealed and major us oil and gas lobby group helped craft legislation to criminalize anti pipeline protests was in response to demonstrations against the construction of a pipe bomb in north dakota in $26.00 being true which activists chain themselves to the protesters also started fires when the authorities tried to remove them from the site with more on the story here is looking up and. if you want to have big influence in washington d.c. and need to have a big lobby and that means you need to have big money meet the american fuel and petrochemical manufacturers the f.p.m. represents all the big names in the energy markets koch industries chevron exxon
mobil valero energy to name a few now the f.p.m. has been around since 1902 making sure that the voice of the ultra wealthy oil monopolists are not left out of the political process and it seems like their latest target has been protesters now the f.p.m. has crafted legislation in $22.00 different states already passed in 9 states that would severely restrict the activities of political activists who might get in the way of oil pipelines and other profitable infrastructure in an audio recording obtained by the intercept the group's senior vice president discusses the strategy that they're using to criminalize protests. really well. with. now the language of the riot be. act is a little bit vague it could be stretched to outlaw even thinking about protesting
big oil companies. i. know this is the only law that's been pushed by the 8 am and $28.00 team a $30000000.00 lobbying effort killed a carbon tax in washington state bigger cars means more gasoline and more gasoline means more profits for the oil companies the money and influence of big oil certainly outweigh the efforts of grassroots environmentalist everybody knows that in the united states of america if you want something you have got to pay for it and the oil industry certainly has all the means necessary. but art see new york.
let's bring you know to hong kong where clusters of erupted again this sunday there are the city's pro-democracy protests and continues right police fire tear gas in an attempt to at disperse the crowds of demonstrators some activists have been throwing bricks and shining strong laser beams officers. appear to be taking a tough line deploying water cannon for the 1st time in recent months it comes after the semi autonomous chinese territory was rocked by by its own saturday night in which $29.00 people arrested people in the city are protesting will face see as the rulers of the one country 2 systems beijing's influence over the cities appears . britain's prince untrue broken his silence on his friendship with geoffrey epstein insisting he knew nothing of the convicted paedophiles illegal behavior the disgraced american financier recently killed himself in jail while. waiting trial on sex trafficking charges but the spot the
jukes attempt to put an end to speculation about their relationship he didn't explain why he continued to see epstein after the multi-millionaire serve the sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor. and no stage during the limited time i spend with him did i see witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction i met mr epstein in 1009 during the time i knew him i saw him infrequently and probably no more than once or twice a year i stayed in a number of his residences i've said previously that it was a mistake and an error to see him off his release in 2010 well epstein's death has raised a lot of questions and prompted a huge amount of speculation so much so that his lawyers say they were not satisfied with the coroner's findings and plan to carry out their own investigation one major question is why epstein was taken off suicide watch despite having attempted to take his own life previously.
a facility reserved for the most dangerous criminals alongside the likes of joaquin el chapo guzman the notorious mexican drug party i spoke to mark furnish a lawyer for they described financer. the conditions to which he was subjected would buckle even the needs of the strongest among us it's this is one of the toughest federal pretrial detention facilities in the country and the conditions are inhumane epstein was subjected to conditions that were similar to those of guzman but not remotely justified by his character or what he was accused of because he was not. a violent individual like chapman chapo was alleged to have been he's not a guy who has escaped from prior facilities like who is mon was alleged to have done. the real miracle is that we don't hear about these sort of things more
about murdered pretrial detainees or suicidal pretrial detainees because the facility. is barbaric and it's a whole it's a it's it's like i don't use the word lightly lightly but it's sort of like an american go log for people who have not yet been convicted of anything. one doesn't want to treat the symptom while ignoring the disease and the disease is. how people are routinely denied bail with a shocking ease given the laws that congress passed allowing prosecutors and judge to do that. coming up or up italy on worlds apart exile aspects to rafael i mean or as former permanent representative of venice to the u.n. and a harsh critic of both men vying to lead the country into the next decade stay close
for the. cash calendar is darn alfonzo any longer. that's changing to a change guard service. whose 1st words were at a lot of us here a challenging post you've got 2 years to live. i have no doubt that what happened was scriven. let's concentrate maki the $1000000000.00 industry these companies have a huge financial motivation to solve these problems there are numerous talking showing that doctors were keen to test facts right concentrates free insights of its own that patients won't give them doctors the wrong stoplight. term why they
would keep me sick each of those years day. and people still die i don't always question or so i tried being hard to live when so many have. now why paradise with some around turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day and you have many of these people have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in
the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people. so one has to ask the question. going on in. these companies feel. with so much because the people have. stacey. still out on the troika. the fight. thank you for. the story 6 that's right. that's labor.
party. won his 1st election his boley berry and revolution is screeching to a halt with runaway inflation and unemployment higher than millions are believed to have left. and while the world powers in. their present maduna should go to the bigger question is where should the country move from here to discuss that i'm now joined by a. close ally of president chavez and the harsh critic of both president nicolas maduro and the opposition leader. mr ramirez it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you thank you in many western media you're referred
to as either former oil czar or hugo chavez says dr had mad. i wonder how do you personally see yourself now. hearing europe. now i know that you had a major falling out with president maduro in 2017 you accused him of incompetence and power he accused you of corruption but if we try to put those personal grievances to the side what do you make all of what's happening in and around venezuela right now.