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russia's foreign minister demands an explanation from the u.s. over the recent shooting down of a syrian fighter jet as concerns grow over whether washington has its own agenda in syria. details emerge of the brussels attack as background we go far to saying he's of moroccan origin and was carrying nails and gas bottles. and the scandal in the u.k. often opposition m.p. claims survivors of the ground felt tower fire being forced to sleep rough as a day of rage in london plans to bring down the government.
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hello this is r.t. international coming to you live from the russian capital i'm kate thank you for joining us. russia's foreign minister says moscow is waiting for washington's explanations after the u.s. led coalition shot down a syrian army plane near the city of raka saturday lover also stressed the pentagon is still treating various terrorist groups differently for. the franks we have sure that the u.s. is really targeting arsenal but we don't recall america bombing so actively. so whatever it's called now it's constantly changing its name but it doesn't change its nature. and russia's now holtz's some cooperation with the u.s. over syria has pulled out of the agreement it signed with washington to prevent collisions in syrian airspace or meanwhile australia is announced it is temporarily suspending its air operations in syria. well the u.s. led coalition says the downing of the syrian fighter jet came in self-defense
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however in the last months the coalition has already targeted syrian forces and those loyal to damascus five times well let's have a look at where the attacks took place the plane was shot down southwest of the syrian city of raca where the coalition supporting kurdish troops in their fight against i so well the u.s. led coalition has also conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters here near the out training base well the pentagon the site of the same justification for each rage that assad forces had breached eight d. confliction zone and this and now it looks at how this military escalation may be reaching boiling point. the u.s. shoots down as syrian plane over syria in self-defense the only action that we have taken against pro regime forces in syria and they've been to specific incidents have been in self-defense let's imagine a random guy comes into your house with
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a gun and shoots your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to make sure there was no violence going on here as coalition speaking of deescalation after this self defense move the situation couldn't be worse russia now considers all u.s. led coalition planes in the area of potential targets and are tracking them all of this happened as both the u.s. and syrian government backed up by the russian air force were fighting isis in the stronghold of raka now washington and moscow have locked horns in syria again focus has shifted and isis is probably breathing a deep sigh of relief while watching syrian fighter jets crash in flames on the horizon good job superpowers you're not so super slick well questions are now being asked where the lines have been blurred between defiance against terror and outright military intervention and u.s. senators have now joined those critical of the pentagon's policy in syria this is
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illegal war at this point then there's a practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of five people and so misbegotten village is it helping are we going to defeat an ideology by killing people united states and the coalition are there without any permission without any i mean or for the president and so when we when we not only do we enter here. and there are sovereign errors. but now we have shot down. syrian jets we have been carrying out bombing attacks. is an act of war of aggression. under international law. and jacqueline viggo looks at how trams promises to stop such interventions are now
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being broken as the syrian conflict escalates trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more power to the military what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest military in the world ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the us training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad. then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent remember the de confliction zones they're controlled by those forces supported by the us and the syrian government is not allowed there so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks
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of syrian territory partially hostile to the government what could possibly go wrong i don't see u.s. forces leaving in the short term did indicate that he wanted to lessen tensions with the russian federation that he wanted to focus our u.s. military policy towards the elimination of the islamic state what we've seen however over the last five months since he was inaugurated is just the opposite so it seems in this effort to defeat eisel the u.s. could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar and show. iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past week for just this one from donald trump to then president obama in two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the us from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c.
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. when we spoke to alexei pushkov head of the communications committee for russia's upper house he says washington should explain its actions as they contradict its official position. now new details are emerging about tuesday's attack in brussels there were no reported casualties softer the attempted bomber detonated an explosive device in the belgian capital central railway station r.t. charlotte devinsky reports. well it just emerged through the prosecutor's office in belgium has confirmed that the man who carried out that attempted attack at brussels central station on tuesday evening was a rock a national he was known to police but was not suspected of any terrorism offenses we also understand that he was carrying a rucksack that had nails inside it and gas bottles and that's what caused that
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explosion when he apparently ran at soldiers crying out which is the arabic term for god is great now we also have been told that he was living in the mall and back district of brussels this is an area very poor notion of tourists high concentration of ice and sympathizers including a very high number of jihadi form find just that have gone to syria and iraq and then come back to europe and carried out some significant major terror incidents here on the mainland including one cell that was linked to eisele which was behind the attacks here in paris in november two thousand and fifteen that killed one hundred and thirty people now four months later another cell that was linked to that cell then carried out a series of coordinated attacks in brussels in which thirty two civilians were killed here's a reminder of those attacks in belgium just over a year ago. that
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attack on tuesday evening in brussels came just a day off but yet another attempted attack here in the heart of paris on the show a man in a van that was full of petrol and also contained on. bombs was rammed into a police vehicle on one of the busiest streets the seans iliza in the heart of paris now that caused another explosion and again the suspect was neutralized at the scene no more details have been emerging about that man he is apparently a thirty one year old called adam desirea he was known to police and not only was he known to police he was actually on
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a wanted watch list now despite being on that wanted watch list it turns out that the thirty one year old actually had a gun permit and questions are now being raised about how he was able to have a gun permit and to be on that wanted watch list at the same time and we spoke to a number of experts who believe more such incidents are to be expected in the. i think that what you're going to be seeing is an increase in these activities we're only halfway through ramadan for one thing but on the other hand you also have anywhere from fifteen hundred to two three thousand returning. frenchmen. from syria who need to be occupied with and that's going to be their duty now and as long as they've lost the caliphate they're going to be going back to their to their countries and they are going to attempt to wreak havoc and create this kind of thing so that these kind of terrorist activities then become the new
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normal it does seem like a very you know regular occurrence we're hearing at both you often it's obviously it's becoming hard to keep track of all of them that they're helping with such frequency and there are so many similarities between the wife sherry as in this particular case what we find out about it was he you know under the radar or did they know about him apparently the guy shops always it was all on the list he he was known to french authorities be interested also because there does seem to be this connection between belgium and france attacks but the france attacks so in november were carried out by a belgian cell and so there is this relationship between belgium and france when it comes to models. the scandal over london's gren fell tower fire is escalating after britain's opposition labor party raise concern that survive as
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a not being helped anough and some have been forced to sleep rough or smith has the details news is coming out every day not just about the number of victims of this terrible fire but also about the way that it is being handled on the ground and the newly elected opposition m.p. for the local area of north kensington has been talking to the media and very. three strong terms about her concerns that survivors are being taken care of properly they're not getting the help they need and she says that in some cases they're actually sleeping rough that's what she had to say people have been sleeping in cars and in parks because they don't know where to go and they aren't being looked after the grenfell response team which is now only coordinating the help that these people are getting on the ground say that they're not aware that any victims. but of course the political reaction to this is very much ongoing as is the disaster management prime minister theresa may has ordered
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a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and she's pledged five million pounds to be available to help these victims but jeremy call it doesn't really matter it's not going to be a no anyway given the scale of the tragedy and the terrible fire has a call still to know the blow to the prime minister's failing popularity it came very shortly after with after she failed to gain a majority in an election that she herself calls and her ratings have been suffering severe jaw drops since december in fact a recent hugo of poll shows that less than half of people are happy with her as premier and there is no let up today in the u.k. you'll be seeing pictures from us coming in all day because it's the day of rain and the queen is going to open up parliament she's going to tell us what the agenda for the new government will be and protesters are using not to shut down london is what they say they want to do shut down london take down what they're calling
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a rotten government now the grenfell tower victim have come out through various channels and said that they want the demonstrators to keep this peaceful but tempers are running very high so it's anybody's guess what's going to happen in london later today. the u.s. has flip flopped on its policy towards qatar more details are not after the short break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around currency corporations run washington the washington post media the media. the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power who must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
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it's called the feeling of freedom to. everyone in the world good experience for me and you'll get it all the old the old. the old according to just. the modern world come along for the raw data. welcome back let's cross live now to norway where the stomach festival life and the universe is underway award winning director oliver stone is now speaking to the media he's already been talking about space and signs out of course he was asked
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about politics after he released his film on the russian president we can hear from him life the discount life but the they've been on the edge before i guess world war two was as close to the edge you could get when you're about to lose your country anyway the. scientists like like a like a dramatist ultimately has to take some kind of a leap of faith. you just can't work at it it doesn't sometimes have to go outside by my told that einstein went outside the research to some degree he made a leap of faith it always used to be the case the movie the famous movie that russell crowe did. beautiful mind it's kind of a i feel there's similarities there. the. the you know for example if you quick example on snowden the movie we did so much research with with ed co-op ed snowden cooperating but we also got so much
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information on the n.s.a. from feds side we never got anything from the n.s.a. . but other people have written about it not much but and we got all this information i think i had fifty percent too much information because like i was drowning you know you can't make a film about information it gets to draw it you have to have a story of some kind and you take a risk with characters you create characters and no one is ever going to be happy because they're always going to be some kind of objection so there you go thank you flunk you so much for your. ok back to more of that later on in the program meanwhile the u.s. state department appears to have contradicted president chum's position on council showing the gulf states ongoing to financial crisis now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states have not released to the public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward qatar the more the time goes by the more doubt is raised about
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the actions taken by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. at this point we are left with one simple question were the actions really about their concerns regarding cutter's alleged support for terrorism or they about the long simmering grievances between and among the g.c.c. countries thought the time had come to call. on kids who are too ended spawning. they have to end that fund. and its extremist ideology in terms of funding the nation of qatar unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism. but even trump himself speaking sending mixed messages he sold twelve billion dollars worth of fighter jets just five days after lashing out at doha alleged funding of terror while earlier we heard from shade shalvey
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spokesperson for the bahrain freedom movement and he believes the u.s. is simply trying to capitalize on the spot between the gulf states just seems to me that the situation is there to be nourished every possible route to go murder you know some of your figures so i was pretty good about we've got great. reviews for where we look now going to be are we going to get everything you know you're. going to hear because nothing to do a good thing to do we would war against terrorism or we would explore it we're going to be. right. to do with how much money. we get out. meanwhile u.s. military advisers in afghanistan are finding themselves increasingly under fire from the people they've been training into recent incidents alone three u.s.
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soldiers were killed and seven more injured parties what i guess the of reports. that camp. joint afghan and nato military base it's here that the taliban infiltrator turned his gun on coalition troops injuring seven american soldiers everyone who knew him was friends with him is now under investigation being questioned though the base itself is still operational and training continues what we can safely say is that from now on after this latest incident american troops will be looking at their afghan allies with just that little bit more suspicion. green on blue attacks so when afghan forces either infiltrators or defectors purposefully fire on coalition troops it's been a taliban tactic for years this is an achievement for the mujahideen who have
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managed to create mistrust among the enemy forces such attacks peaked during a bomb as troop surge it got so bad that they rewrote the book on security. oh. i know that our first american soldiers training afghans were assigned body gods then all coalition troops well ordered to have their weapons loaded at all times afghan recruits were made to go through an eight step vetting process while an inquisition like no body purge to anyone drag nicol yet here we are there some breaking news out of afghanistan three u.s. service members are dead a fourth wounded after a shooting reportedly carried out by a member of the afghan military seven u.s. army soldiers that have been wounded in northern afghanistan now this comes
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a week after three west army soldiers were killed in a similar incident to a deadly attack on american soldiers overseas two attacks in the span of a week childer with three soldiers killed seven wounded when in fire sure it's nothing like two thousand and twelve when green on blue violence killed or injured more than one hundred troops but the situation was different then there were fifteen times as many americans in afghanistan and the taliban was losing not so now i understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now the taliban is resurgent taking over vast swaths of afghanistan islamic state. it is also spreading across the country the afghan army the coalition a base set by challenges. for another troop surge as. some
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additional forces from the united states who come to afghanistan to take part in training and advising our national forces if one hundred and forty thousand troops couldn't win this war what difference will four thousand make would be so thousand troops americans cannot defeat a diet that is colored by and in afghanistan they just want the fighting to continue so they can achieve their goals. with more american troops in afghanistan people will get more frustrated and insecurity will in trees afghans a pessimistic they've heard it all the full on the public says have security victory at the end of the day how do you win a war when you can't even tell which of your allies is going to shoot you in the back where i guess d.s. . from kabul afghanistan. the philippines army has launched a fresh push to drive i saw militants out of the southern island city of murali the
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military are deploying on the vehicles with warplanes conducting aerial bombings of the terrorists fortified positions the fighting has now entered its fifth week and claimed at least three hundred fifty lives. and the country has been receiving some international help and u.s. military advisers are there to assist them. filipino colleagues that's as it turns out history go to turkey never invited them. francis santiago looks at how the country's chain of compound operates so how where is president due to take what's
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going on in his own country now you may recall that when deterred he became president last year he took quite a hostile stance towards the u.s. not an easy task considering you once wore a us colony. the. more you. know that it. is going on today the turkey is battling eisel allied groups who invaded the south an island of mindanao and captured one of its largest cities and the u.s. military is there to providing assistance the u.s. embassy in manila claims that the philippines government requested the aid and apparently it wasn't the president who asked for help but the philippines army with the army brigadier general saying to a.p. that we don't have good surveillance equipment so we asked the u.s.
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military for help now the philippine army stressed it was only the equipment and no boots on the ground however the pentagon said it's also sending an additional three hundred to five hundred u.s. troops to support regular training activities and note the details now that the president no well it turned out he didn't until the help arrived. but made an appeal as it didn't even know that the medic going to love him and was with . technical and president attorney did not say whether his military went over his head he only said that because of the long time close ties between the u.s. and its ex colony is army has always been very pro-american and now almost a week after that pretty. ising admission we are learning from the president's spokesperson that he quote accepted the situation at this stage frankly president there does seem to be very vulnerable at this stage. one who does not
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want the face unrest from his own military the accepted the fact that his generals are all pro-american for us and it seems that yes they live with that kind of situation if you want to stay on in power so when you have a leader of a country not aware of a foreign power cooperated with its own military and then saying he accepts the situation days later that clearly means that something is not right maybe i'll pass this and go r.t. . a state without international for business program boom bust and for me that's not making. the fact that trump to get elected with a series of lies and distortions is a reflection of fact that the voting public could be convinced by that and what we really need to do when one of the reasons as
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a scientist i'm interested in this is we really need to get people to apply the same standards of politics that apply to science skeptical inquiry empirical testing and demand evidence for what your politicians. understand call him all the time deal hoping. we're going to be your hopes for the two thousand and seventeen confederations cup here in russia we're going to be visiting the most cities or sochi. moscow is going to be great i'm told include pools also posting something pretty much proving every topic the fans need to know about the head of the match so don't forget to join us on field it's going to be full and let me know.
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hey there i'm lindsey francis boom box broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight oil takes a dip again opec has shifted into high gear with its cost american producers have gone in the opposite direction and our heads are spinning as we enter into the summer vacation time is families everywhere hit the road also boeing debuts a sleek new model and calls it the wave of the future only thing is general electric says it's not into supplying its engines also driven to distraction my guest brian pruitt a contributor read say breaks down the most expensive u.s. house race in history it's taking place today we break down the local national and international implications of this and how it's distracting lawmakers from actually getting business done in the nation's capital to stand by the us starts right now.

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