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moscow accuses u.n. chiefs of secretly blocking its own agencies from helping repair serious conflict good economy. also this hour a teenage girl who escaped translator men from high school in iraq planes she's been came face to face with her captor and germany where she fled for safety we spoke to my boss called the police i told them i'd never imagined possible for and i still find her to be in germany however the police were unable to trace his name . and an american defense manufacturers photo publicity stunt backfires as twitter users send in some home truths about the company's problems in yemen.
a very warm welcome to the program from me and the whole crew here at r t h q in moscow thanks for joining us this hour the u.n. is being accused of secretly blocking its own agencies from getting syria's economy back on track the claim comes from russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov. because . it's turned out that the political department if the u.n. secretary it produced and distributed a secret guideline within the whole u.n. system in october last year it restricted the organizations within that system to take part in any projects on the reconstruction of the syrian economy are not humanitarian aid nothing else well first of all we don't hear this kind of criticism for. directed specifically at the u.n. that often but if you really read into what he said you will realize that actually he is upset with what he called attempts by other countries to manipulate the secretariat and this is absolutely unacceptable says the russian foreign minister
the russian foreign ministry has already been touch with the secretary general they sent a former complaint about the alleged behind the scenes than the secretary of to take part in this syria restoration program then there was also a question by our correspondent who asked sergey lavrov what he makes of the u.s. involvement or rather lack of involvement when it comes to restoring syria so she says it's too early to talk about reconstruction efforts until a political settlement is agreed on what do you make of that. some countries are trying to hinder the return of refugees or refusing to help reconstruction efforts it's counterproductive to set off sufficient conditions for the syrian people to return to the why so much concern from moscow about this well first of all russia has been a key player in syria and moscow is proud of its role of being in charge of the
many reconciliation first that we have seen and also moscow's really been helping with rebuilding the economy and the refugees will not come back if the economy doesn't. restored the process has already begun the syrian government has just announced that as many as twenty five thousand syrians have just returned from lebanon and that is within four months and the devastated cities and towns are slowly getting back to normal which or correspondent has seen with his all eyes. two years ago during the war we couldn't even open our shops the shelling snipers were everywhere you couldn't live under such circumstances we covered the roof of the building back then so that we could take cover it was unbearable we took shelter for about half an hour whenever the shelling started we just locked ourselves in here thank god now we can work peacefully day and night we just hang
around smoking just like the good old days the undertow a little the atmosphere is really good around here the weather is nice everybody is feeling safe and it's only getting better you can see getting better day by day. i was lucky enough not to leave my home the kind this is the district the rebels couldn't get to at the time there was a blockade once but it was firmly lifted now saying god things are better despite all the things we've been through we're no better well things are getting better and moscow is looking forward to other countries getting on board to russia says it's in their biggest interest as well and obviously they are counting on the united nations too and perhaps that explains the resentment of sergei lavrov. after scaping i saw imprisonment and fleeing to germany a girl from iraq says he the minority says she has met her islamic state captor face to face not once but twice in the european nation we spoke to who told us she
still lives in fear can come while we were standing seven girls captured by fighters and taken to syria the worst time in my life was moment when eyes are separated me from my family they took us away from our mothers. fathers brothers they even abducted eight year old girls they tortured us raped test sold us into slavery who were looking for gasland anything sharp knife scissors who couldn't find anything to kill or selves with we were trying to escape but they handcuffed our hands and lax covered our heads and raped us they turned us into human shields when they went anywhere they took us with them so that the strikes didn't kill them a large number of his city women have been enslaved by eisel and sexually abused with many still in captivity.
has them in the medical profession that they're going to get pleasure bush children wanted us to. without going to have an abominable social that i you know best summed up in a though that he wanted it bad. you know not it's not that i love and i will never any at home would run afoul of mark . is now nineteen years old when she was captured by eisel four years ago she was sold as a sex slave to one of their fighters after being abused for three months she managed to escape and flee to germany but once there she claims she was again horrified by two separate encounters with the same man who had in slave her. germany
was willing to take in one thousand women who had excused from i went there to forget what i'd been through i saw a boo as i was going home after school i couldn't believe my torturer could have found out where i lived the next time i saw he was two years later a car pulled up beside me and asked me if i was and i said i didn't know he were a schlock how is it possible that my rapist is living here and has the same rights as me my boss called the police and told them what he looked like and they scratched his face and it looked the same i told them there had been no other witnesses i told them i'd never imagined possible for an fighter to be in germany however the police were unable to trace his name german prosecutors claim the information provided by the girl isn't enough to identify the man fearing for her safety in germany she decided to move back to iraq thinking i told my dad that the person who raped me was in germany that i didn't want to leave there no matter what my dignity is more important than being in germany i put my life in danger to escape from i still retain my dignity and he wanted me to stay in germany knowing
that the one who was responsible for my misery is free in that country all i wanted was to be somewhere safe but after meeting him i was afraid the whole time that he heard me again so i couldn't stay there anymore. we contacted several german government agencies and the police on friday to ask what actions they've taken if any we've yet to hear back but when we do we'll let you know. u.s. defense contractor lockheed martin has felt the wrath of the internet when a marketing stunt photo day backfired and explains what made twitter users now. the giant corporation known as lockheed martin had a plan for world photo day the idea was that they would encourage people on social media to tweet back at them what they called amazing photos of their products now keep in mind lockheed martin is one of the top defense contractors it works with the u.s. military as well as nato countries it produces weapons military equipment aerospace
and other products used in military activities when requests are made for amazing photos of their products there was quite a response on social media dear lockheed martin you asked people to tweet amazing photos of my new products here it is this is a fragment of your bomb a laser guided m k eighty two which saudi arabia used to kill forty children in yemen last week here is the product of your products the fact that lockheed munson has a generic happy to cool pretty is why all to me now on its website lockheed martin brags about its relationship with the kingdom of saudi arabia donald trump was able to arrange new weapons deals between saudi arabia and lockheed martin now many people on social media appear to be aware of the fact that a lot of the weapons and bombs being used by saudi arabia for its war in yemen seem to be supplied by lockheed martin now it's being reported that in
a recent deadly strike in which civilians were killed including children it was actually lockheed martin that supplied the bomb to saudi arabia to carry out this strike. i. following the response lockheed martin removed a tweet calling for photographs of its products now those observing the situation
will wonder if lockheed martin will attempt to have this kind of social media stunt ever again in the future. and israeli border guard has had his prison sentence doubled to eighteen months or the death of an unarmed seventeen year old palestinian during a protest the incident happened four years ago and video released subsequently show that the teenager pose no immediate threat. they original charge of manslaughter was reduced to death through negligence after a plea deal in which the israeli guard admitted to accidently using a live rounds four months ago he was jailed for nine months which is at the lower
end of the punishment term for such a crime he was also ordered to pay fourteen thousand dollars to the victim's family israel insisted that the boy and others had thrown rocks at the border guards four minutes before he was shot the officer claimed he thought he had loaded his rifle with rubber bullets but it was actually live ammunition the palestine liberation organization described the initial sentence as unjust and part of a pattern of discrimination. such a conviction represents israel's deliberate dehumanization of its palestinian victims primarily children which is the outcome of decades of the military occupation that holds an entire nation under captivity and employs an unremitting and lethal shoot to kill policy against palestinians when it comes down to the courts they always find ways to pass more lenient sentences they find gaping the circumstances and of course one can always
find the circumstances the accumulated effect of all of these incidents is that there is no big terence against next shooter the next soldier who are in a centrally or not so innocently will charge his weapon at a demonstrator. staying with paul simon for the first time in eight years the palestinian postal service is back in full swing after mail had previously been halted by israel ten tonnes of undelivered packages and letters have been handed over after being held for years that's aspired in the agreement not to intervene with deliveries going to palestine. there was a wheelchair there was some gifts that people had been waiting for all the things
were found like toys in the t.v. . i mean since two thousand and eight many agreements have been signed with the israeli side but it's still a voyage direct shipment from jordan. israel says both sides came to an understanding about a year ago on postal deliveries but that did not result in a permanent direct transfer of mail still to come the program the taliban's responded to the offer of a ceasefire during a muslim holiday by taking scores of bus passengers hostage in afghanistan it's among our stories still had on r.t.
. you know world's big partners. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get the stories that midstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. in the. single review you see this is. the talking to. know that i'm going. to get up i'll get it will only get each other. and that
a lot of what i'm about to come out is good but i'm going to look at him as art and i was up the money into the magazine about you know let me tell you in the long long i left my money. to say. that they're all right so this is a long long. long haul for you maybe for. other people more gulf homes the gulf coast on. our. lives how about that yeah. welcome back to the program the afghan fundamentalist group the taliban has ambushed three buses and kidnapped more than one hundred fifty passengers in northern afghanistan most have since been freed by. and forces but the raid came
shortly after the president offered a ceasefire during the muslim holiday inn. for more details we have correspondent daniel daniel this sounds like a firm rejection to the cease fire then it does fun out of course cease fires have taken place before the last that notable one. june this year for the end of ramadan when taliban fighters and afghan government forces celebrated the muslim holiday together on the front lines in quite remarkable scenes no such luck this time it seems the president ashraf ghani offered a three month long provisional truce on the condition of course that the taliban also stuck to their side of the pact the taliban mark to their intention not to see that out by kidnapping dozens of people from those buses as you mentioned earlier this of course comes on the back of a wider offensive launched by the taliban across the country targeting security forces in which both members of the armed forces and civilians hundreds of them
have been killed and injured over the past weeks and months. and i mean. i saw my friend dying he was among thirteen people including children and women who were killed during an air strike last night there is no attention from the government no facilities for the residents of the dead bodies are still on the roads i've also been injured. taliban commanders have justified their rejection of the ceasefire by saying that a long truce would fall into the hands of play into the hands of nato and u.s. forces in the country who they of course view as occupiers and seek to remove from afghanistan and indeed who've had a bit of a complex relationship with the militant groups. two thousand and one time has gone
on the dynamics of the conflict have evolved. you have the taliban willing to come to the negotiating table there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish and i want to reinforce to the child been the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement the taliban trimble's was a hero put her to get. to the point before the call for the taliban when their choices are to reconcile women or relevance or die some taliban come on a sub agreed to a limited law in the fighting as well as some prisoner release an exchange program is this by no means is not a ceasefire though the russian foreign ministry has also commented on the situation saying it's regrettable that these talks have broken down that a cease fire will happen and indeed that comes on the back of upcoming talks in
moscow coming up in early september at which representatives of the taliban will also be present to try and mediate some sort of solution and make some steps forward to resolving what has been a decades long conflict parties daniel hearkens thank you for that update. a couple bass political analysts interns are believes there's still scope for afghan taliban relations to change afghan goldman just recently and the crucial ruled by the other superpowers in that region in the neighborhood of afghanistan russia of course is one of the strongest country in two we can understand or maybe the afghan government can believe that. in mediating between the taliban and the afghan government there could be some more progress in afghanistan because the different negotiation and traction between the afghan government into. just on the
very fast speed. there's yet another claim that russia is out to meddle in the upcoming midterm elections in the u.s. this time it's the atlantic magazine pointing the finger and its article mentions this channel as one of the tools being used to try and swing the vote in the quarter explains the russians are probably at it again according to an article in the atlantic magazine and probably is good enough especially when the unity of the stars and stripes is apparently under threat by big bad russia the russian government has one overriding objective with regard to the united states to weaken america so that it loses its will and ability to counter russian objectives and to accomplish this goal the article says russia has a devious multi-pronged plan. first is allegedly helping people who undermine the democratic party and inviting them as guests on r t the walkaway campaign reportedly an organic cum pain of lifelong democrats leaving the party has
been amplified by russian social media accounts and featured on the russian propaganda out with r t walkaway founder brandon stracke did give an interview for r t in which he expressed his disillusion with the democratic party's identity politics and why his movements getting popularity among americans i myself was a lifelong liberal democratic voter i would say kind of a democrat by default because i'm a gay man and i think that the expectation for a lot of minority groups is that we are supposed to vote democrat and that we are supposed to be liberal so it's not identity politics hurting the party it's walkaway founder's appearance on our t.v. fuelling a russian plot if that's the case then there must be more russian influencers in america's midst because fox news had him on for a similar interview discussing the very same walkaway movement and with the attention mainstream newspapers have given his campaign they may be doing an even
better job. but spreading his message but the buck doesn't stop there. the article says moscow is ready to give its money to russian friendly americans russian businessmen will likely attempt to fund think tanks working on u.s. russia relations to push a narrative favoring cooperation with russia and opposition to sanctions cooperation with russia oh the horror regardless the article doesn't actually provide any evidence as to who or when some russian businessmen will begin giving away free money but it's ok for western businessmen and nato to throw money at anti russian think tanks the articles author evelyn farkas is a senior fellow at one called the atlantic council and it's received millions of dollars from a long list of corporations and governments internationally who are apparently also very concerned about potential russian election hacking. while
there is no way that it is that russia has done so to date at minimum it will likely use its ability to access voter registration databases and election related sites to undermine america's confidence in its own electoral integrity so no evidence the kremlin has done it as the article says but the atlantic is calling on all patriotic americans to protect democracy and the tune of its song continues to sound oh too familiar we know that russia today is regarded as a grave threat to our nation to our freedom the peace of the world you see the reason why we are spending billions of dollars in defense production why your family is paying the highest taxes in our history. former cia chief john brennan once a take to court after having his security clearance revoked brennan is one of trump's harshest critics but he's also been backtracking on some of his stronger accusations against the president.
donald trump's press conference performance in helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors it was nothing short of treacherous not only with trump's comments in the silly he's holy in the pockets of putin republican patriots where are you. as anyone look to the mistakes that john brennan made while serving as cia director he will go down as easily the worst in history and since getting out he's become nothing less than a loud mouth partisan political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country. have even meet constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information including by controlling access to it today and fulfilling that
responsibility i decided to revoke the security clearance of john brennan former director of the central intelligence agency. and i mean did you commit treason first it was a terms i used nothing short of treason is. my reputation as being pulled through the mud now if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent him from doing this i guess other people to me it's a small price to pay. they have the president. he just said it's not russian i will say this i don't see any reason why it would be fixed and should have been i don't see any reason why it wouldn't. the russia. sort of a double negative symmetry with u.s.
intelligence that's. russia medal the election twenty sixth i would say that that is. that's a recap of the day's top headlines for now but you can always find us on your favorite social media platforms or head to our website or to dot com for the latest on all of those stories and more thanks for tuning in. next geysers financial survival guide liquid those that you can convert music as
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protest what they see as the death of democracy in europe electorally successful five star movement that alone its far right allies just didn't want to defect so e.u. appointed i.m.f. man to be prime minister of italy we don't little bit over it don't yet know that you get it. if you want to change it if you can believe that if i know what you didn't see anything good one good luck to you ok i didn't mind you know in other words what's happened in europe in the past ten or twenty years it's just astonishing i mean even the wall street journal it's a start of the pointed out recently in an article that which is correct that in europe no matter what government is elected for left or right and if you know they follow exactly the same policies nigel farage saw that and so from the left did the mentor of u.k. labor leader jeremy corbin in europe or in the key positions are appointed not
elected the commission for example or appointed not one of them in the team and the way that europe was developed is that the. bankers in the mountain national corporations have got very powerful positions and if you come in on their terms they will tell you we're in plan and cannot do and then acceptable ideas are today supposed to be given voice on the streets of the eternal city but italy which will be the third largest economy in the e.u. after brics it has long been targeted for not being in line with washington in one thousand nine hundred the e.u. parliament debated nato collaboration with armed groups to define democracy as former f.b.i. consultant paul williams told sean stone son of film director oliver about operation gladio one r.t. is watching the hawks during larry or one years of lead in italy when there were these two riffing bombings.
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