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just because some things leak doesn't mean it's sitting. in submarines fire rockets i don't know throws terrorist positions and western syria the russian defense ministry says paul targets were hit. north korea threatens to test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific just hours after washington slapped the states with yet more sanctions. thousands gather in barcelona demanding the release of a dozen regional officials arrested by spanish authorities but drug called catalonia is an upcoming independence referendum illegal. and with the german elections just around the corner something to the outside meddling have been
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revealed not coming from russia as everyone had been predicting but from americans all right. this is r t international broadcasting live from the russian capital. thank you for joining me. and now to syria where the russian defense ministry says its submarines have targeted almost arrest terrorists in the province of it led artie's rome roman cup serve is falling to melt developments for us submarine of the russian black sea fleet which is currently stationed this part of the naval group in the mediterranean shots caliber cruise missiles towards terrorists or gets into syria according to russian defense ministry also argue that have been destroyed and among those are terrorists command posts training bases weapons storage facilities . and of course military power as well now all of those have been destroyed now
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defensive ministry stresses that some of the targets had been those militants. who ambushed its twenty nine a russian military police personnel in the province on no wednesday now the russians were heavily outnumbered by but despite that they were able to fight back and the russians have not lost any matter whatsoever but three of those men have been injured so you could say that's a couple of days later after that ambush a russian defense ministry came out with this so-called vengeance. almost ninety percent of syria's territory is now liberated from islamic state this is the latest figure from the russian defense ministry on the ongoing battle against the terrorists since the beginning of their campaign two years ago russian air forces
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have killed more than fifty thousand terrorists russian fighter jets have conducted almost a hundred thousand air strikes during over thirty thousand flights to eliminate terrorism in syria one of the country's main battles is now darrow's or were syrian troops backed by moscow are trying to get rid of the remaining pockets of jihad this are to travel to the city to talk to people who live there for three years under eisel siege. have no money to buy food for my children i've only been able to feed them prove who comes in the last few months shell exploded and killed many innocent people children has been soaked in blood. that i would play with them i would push them and trust them i was like a mother and a father to go but only to die. suddenly
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when i went outside to buy food and that's it for my mother she was sick she had a strange kind of heart attack when i was out injured by a shell what can i do now i used to do all the housework and stand in line to buy food now i can only see and cry. the leaders of the u.s. and north korea have engaged in a fresh round of name calling amid the escalating nuclear crisis first kim jong un slammed trump as mentally deranged and. even sent the internet into a frenzy with the centuries old insult dotard which means an old person who has become weak or senile trump hit back on twitter branding kim jong un quote a madman the verbal tussle falls trumps first speech at the u.n.
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general assembly earlier this week are to scale up and has been across the story the united nations general assembly here in manhattan has not yet concluded but already we're starting to see the results of donald trump's debut performance at a podium it's usually used to promote peace and dialogue we heard donald trump launch into an attack on several countries now the top target in trump's remarks was north korea and afterwards we now see north korea threatening an unprecedented weapons test in the pacific as washington has just slapped them with more sanctions let's take a listen to that exchange the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself words out lies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself. what kind of measure will be taken is decided by the
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chairman of the state affairs commission. but i think that the strongest ever hundred might be tested in the pacific iran was also targeted by donald trump in his remarks he accused iran of exporting violence to yemen syria and other parts of the middle east he furthermore denounced the iran nuclear deal saying that it was an embarrassment to the united states the iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transactions the united states has ever entered it we just heard iranian leader president rouhani speaking in tehran and announcing that iran was going to step up and increase its missile defense capabilities let's take a listen. with you like you said we will increase our military power as a deterrent we will strengthen our missile capabilities we will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country france and germany long time nato allies of the usa were also critical of donald trump in the remarks he gave representing the
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united states people wonder if the nuclear crisis on the korean peninsula could escalate people are also wondering about the iran deal and does the iran deal now hang in the balance a lot of questions are being asked as the united nations general assembly proceeds in the aftermath of donald trump's controversial speech. the u.s. representative to the un nikki haley has admitted washington always puts america's interests before other nations but global policy expert georgism only believes such an approach is doomed to fail first let's take a listen to what haley had to say it is never move the u.s. to care about what other countries say what does move the president is are we doing everything in the best interest security interest for the american people saying what she said she's expressing a kind of us our egos in which you guys just say it's just does whatever it feels like doing it it will not be restrained by any forces at all of course this is
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completely idiotic because you know is it just is simply isn't strong enough big enough to be able to have its own way on everything international cooperation requires everybody to be on the same page and work on the same script and try to achieve the same objectives. turkish state media has been showcasing a russian made missile defense system bought in bulk by ankara in a way that might rile some of the countries allies it points out that the s four hundred is capable of downing strategic bombers fighter jets and cruise and ballistic missiles all of them of the kind made by fellow need our nato member the us the alliance was dead against the russia turkey deal in the first place the turkish president says he went ahead with it out of frustration with washington over its refusal to supply a comparable system. look they went crazy because we made the s. four hundred agreement what we supposed to do for them we've taken precautions and
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will continue to take precautions when it comes to our security and we'll fend for ourselves who take matters into our own hands there's no other way. let's bring in emory telescope and co-author of the new turkey and its discontents so why do you think the official turkish news agency chose such a provocative way to illustrate the s four hundred capability is. today it was one of the genders between the meeting between turkish leadership down and termed saw turkey there's another meeting in the united states if you know don has been visiting united states and this issue has been raised during the talks about the future of the syria and the future of iraq and of course in turkish public and also international public there are also kind of knowledge interest about the capabilities of this new defense system so i don't think this was
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a deliberate act to poor poor kate the public opinion but i think it was the kind of news. on the relation to the current issues today speaking of the systems capability is the u.s. state department spokesperson stressed that the u.s. has major concern is that the as four hundred systems won't work with other need or quit meant do you think that really is the u.s. is fear. i think nato is criticism a lot onto specs one is technical and the other only porticoes of course the computer system we do not a system is a problem is a question that turkey should address but the second question is all is also particular because from the. i saw tomato conses turkey that is getting further far from the nato countries and the alliance and from the turkish perspective turkey is conducting more independent more diverse and more assertive
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foreign policy and this requires to extent their options in terms of security is. now present everyone has in fact stressed that it is countries sovereign right to decide whom to buy what from do you agree with that. actually to a good question about the current situation in the region turkey's interest and emitters interest are not overlapping because turkey has concerns that occurs in syria. and also turkey's region is quite strong countries who have. emphasized capabilities turkey has been interested in buying a the fan since two thousand and thirteen first they signed a deal with the china and they took it off they canceled the deal with russia and who are the countries that turkey neighbors see iran russia georgia
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mania greece they all have our capabilities of course so if you want to invest in our teams our system to ensure this nation's security. speaking of which currently turkey is also negotiating to buy similar systems from france and italy do you think that if that goes through that would also insult the u.s. . i don't think so because they're also there to member countries but also we should keep in mind turkey has faced some restrictions and even sanctions from the european leader countries and united states especially turkey have been accused of read human rights violations insall disempowered off to turkey in one thousand nine hundred and this time it first israel not a matter of like contrie but the nato partner country how turkey to stop by their arms today turkey is under attack in europe and in the states so in terms of futures in the first security i think turkish government wants to increase the
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chances on the table that they could actually call different options this would be russia today this would be france tomorrow. emirates shall stand co-author of the new turkey and its discontents thank you so much for your time today and your very very unique insights more news after a short break stay with us it's. local blogs show you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the trigger locks forcing you to fight the battle. to do socks for the tell you to be gossiping about. all of our eyes and telling you all and i'm. proud. of all that we all already know what. strength of the
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european union was very detrimental for the development of local and regional economies and only if these economies are developed and. they recreate a livelihood for the people they will be in the final event see the stop of this i mean gratian from these countries. welcome back to catalonia now where thousands have gathered outside a court and barcelona demanding the release of a dozen regional officials they were arrested by spanish authorities and a crackdown against the region's upcoming independence vote which madrid brands
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illegal here's a look back at the events around surrounding the catalan referendum. this legally legitimate for a thousand year old nation the likely cause of pennsylvania ever for a bridge to will be held in the sunday the first of the time. it's just us the house the problem is in this case it's just justice system and not the some one hundred twelve. let this aggression is and we're going to get it damages the state's ability and all of the constitutional guarantees.
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this referendum can be organized it was never legal all it gets moved. earlier we heard differing opinions on the issue from a political analyst from madrid and a pro independence activists from barcelona i. grew up around them it's our legal it's against the law. of the of their regional law that is suspended by the highest court in a spain it was. which was the only of the house of the original parliament some of the terminations democracy is legal we have voted with absolute majority of the members of our parliament and if they have
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a problem with them or cressy they will have to justify it to international community because he's magnus natale a globe a man members being arrested private people that they all know where house they are being arrested and then being questioned here not only against this funniest law on their being revelations it's even against the. most important things right now out of there they have to restore their order there on the law in dr ian i. we're not going to step back we will talk with all the international committee. with which we already have thousands of treaties the main places that they are selling their things and their business is the rest of the country so. business and got our own yeah without the rest of the country they are they have done do anything so. but this. is not forcing anything
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catalonia is a dynamic. with gives the net result to the european and europe we are not the few to terry and we are the ones of most exploited the ones i receive the most international investment. there is no compromise on the river and they have to drop out idea to leave the referendum bar because that to refer is not going anywhere catching on as a nation he was. three hundred years ago they did on the legality when they occupied the us and we are just correcting we're just amending that mistake catalonia as push for independence was very much encouraged by scotland's own attempt to go it alone they held a referendum back in two thousand and fourteen but fifty five percent voted against leaving the u.k. however following the brics
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a vote of two thousand and sixteen when a majority of scots went against the national decision to leave the e.u. talk of a new referendum emerged again we discussed both scottish and catalonian calls for independence with columnist leslie where the uk. for the catalans and for the scots the case is being made as an aspiring saying these are nations who want to become states now who you tend to think is an onlooker what else can the catalans do if their attempt to event haven't vote is resulting in such heavy handed approaches so it looks like it will be in practical terms it may be impossible to halt but the question is what next. in germany the general election is just two days away the latest polls show that two parties engler merkel c.d.u. and martin chilton's s.p.d. will lead the race however third place could play kingmaker should there be a minority government did or the left is among the contenders artie's peter over
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visited their rally in berlin to the left. they are on the left side of the political spectrum here is the name suggests they're campaigning on this election in the minimum wage for caps. and other major cities across the country also they want to see. more investment in health care and the dissolution of nato this strongly against that alliance they also want to see higher taxes a tax rate of seventy five percent or higher earners has been flaunted but this campaign has been ruled by infighting between the link between those who see themselves as traditional socialists and holding the what they see as the traditional socialist values of the party and between some of accused of just wanting to do anything to get into power and one of those that's caused some controversy has been one of the candidates for chancellor for dealing he said. she
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called controversy suggesting the berlin wall was a necessary evil also her views when it comes to refugees and migrants. receive a cream pie in the face from some of her. party members or some of those that support the party anyway say that she was too critical and too far even closer to the populist alternative for deutschland in her policies when it came to refugees when it comes to want to link you can expect all the left can expect to take when it comes to polling on sunday that currently set around eight percent depending on who you listen to. and that number they aren't going to be of course one of the main parties they could potentially win it but they could fall into a coalition however that coalition certainly will not be with angela merkel c.d.u. she said she won't stand with the link if she won't stand with alternative for germany either on the right so that leaves us in a situation either with counting down the last final stages of this german election
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campaign and one question that is being us though is what the russians going to have this. expectations that russia would try and meddle in the german vote and being met but that doesn't mean that there hasn't been interference the house just hasn't come from moscow german researchers say they've tracked down online trolls who've been posting attacks against angle or merkel and other leading german pounded it while putting online and promoting support for the anti immigration alternative for germany party. a lot of the stuff we're seen in germany can be or at least inspired by the movement in the u.s.
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the german cabinet meets every wednesday morning just behind me and after this week's meeting the interior minister came out and sounded almost disappointed that they haven't uncovered it's a russian plot to the favor asli fiddle and this year's federal elections we don't see that putin has meddled in the election campaign maybe they didn't try maybe it's still common since mr seems to think that the time is possible for her to see should look into the german government's own election software since it apparently only took warner i t enthusiastic not too long to find holes in it. we have found several fundamental errors in the p.c. will serve to have tasted fourth of july twenty seven c. including insufficient protection of the service and lack of encryption the transmitted results the weaknesses and now influence an election results in various attacks and are issues with fewer than two days to go before polls open fear
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mongering over a russian election come to nothing perhaps with this election being something of a foregone conclusion it's no wonder that we've seen conspiracies and fantasies about foreign intervention and interference being a little more interesting and more exciting to pitch than talking about the race itself peter all of our. stay tuned because in about an hour we'll be covering yet another rally by the s.p.d. with martin headlining and don't forget tomorrow we start our special coverage of the german election.
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my colleague kunin o'neill will be here at the top of the hour with more of today's headlines but up next a look at the extreme tactics used to thwart marine poaching off the coast of africa i must warn you you may find some of the scenes upsetting. somebody's going to. find something like. that.
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at the united nations u.s. president donald trump described his vision of foreign policy as principled realist he also tried to convince the gathering of the general assembly that his idea of america first is compatible with this vision nonetheless he sees the world no differently than his predecessors. made. the most. of the other than. it was based on but i guess what kind of sign of this you. see a bump up and there's no fear of. that the city.
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he won't get a statistic good area for immigrants it's this we never really know for sure but this has been a. necchi so i. know. when i started no i.
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my soul the jolly. old have piqued my interest so i went. to ask somebody what is this is somebody going to get at and they tell me this is for a day i believe in waiting to go fishing oh my god will that's kind of interesting . pirates. well you know the kind of adopted because we were called pirates for so long but. really. the world is changing over tactics such and things and now we're going to look to give the government needs to tie for them to wait like i'm sure they've all
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seen what's happened in europe i'll go fishing on the at and t. call the collapse there was just nothing to catch and now the european pleased to see the east africa is already in a very bad state like then they got told us they have been there they still are just named. if you look at the situation in somalia the pirates can be argued they used to be fishermen and then foreign told us fish they have no income so i think it's just common sense that the country is so waking up. if.

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