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a knife attack in a supermarket in northern germany leaves one person dead done four others injured terror police continue to work on the scene. moscow tells america to reduce its diplomatic staff in russia after the u.s. senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new round of sanctions. at the store to use our human rights watch claims an american trained iraqi army units house carried out extrajudicial killings in mosul .
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live from our international news center here in moscow this is r.t. my names you know me good to have your company our top story stopping attack in a supermarket in the german city of homs has left one person dead and four injured with what we know so far here's our peter all over. the suspect to use it for who carried out this attack is in police custody however as of yet police haven't spoken about any motive behind the attack they have said that investigating all possible motives including now some eyewitnesses at the scene said the man shouted. god is great in are a bit before carrying out his attack however the police spokesperson didn't comment further on that what we are seeing though is around the area where this took place it's cordoned off by police very heavily armed police presence on the scene there
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we also understand the. units of the german police force are the scene as well this attack on friday evening in hamburg leaving one person dead four others have been wounded in a knife attack at a supermarket the police of confort now. moving on russia is not ruling it said dish will countermeasures if it faces more pressure and restrictions from the united states that is according to the country's deputy foreign minister and follows moscow's decision to cut the number of american diplomatic staff in russia after the u.s. senate approval of a new anti russian sanctions bill taking up the story here is our tease part. let's look at the context of where this all started there actually began back in december when the u.s. expelled some russian diplomats and confiscated some diplomatic buildings basically some compounds and what's happened is that russia has effectively responded in kind
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it's saying that the same number of diplomatic staff also technical staff that the that they have in america must be responded in kind with the americans across the whole of russia this is not just moscow so we're looking at four hundred fifty five people by the first of september what they've also said is that they want to stop the americans having access to certain warehouses and also what they call a diplomatic compounds now that's not an embassy or anything like that it's effectively a leisure complex out in in the forests near the city well let's look at the breakdown of those four hundred fifty five people back in december the americans expelled thirty five russian diplomats but to even up the numbers to make sure they are exactly the same in the two countries the americans would have to take out over two hundred fifty of their own diplomats this is all come about i mean less than a day as we said over the fact that the the senate had voted on these new russian sanctions and then in these donald trump's signature really summit to make a go ahead president putin said that russia had been patient for long enough and if
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he felt that it was about time that there would be a response and the response would become pretty soon to the news a. completely illegal they go against international law and the rules of the world trade organization we're being very patient and very reserved but at some point we will have to respond we can't endlessly tolerate aggressive behavior towards our country these actions can be perceived as aggravation and i would even say exceptional cynicism meanwhile there's been a response from the u.s. ambassador to russia john test who said that he was deeply disappointed about the new measures after meeting with russia's deputy foreign minister so get a cough but this might not be the end of it if he doesn't see what he calls the end of russophobia mayhem on capitol hill. we're not. ruling out any steps so to say to bring those presumptuous russell foods to their senses who are setting the tone on capitol hill today however russia is not rejecting dialogue with the us
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where possible we don't let our emotions run high and we'll continue to fight for interests and search for solutions. well in a phone call with his american counterpart russian foreign minister sergey lavrov highlighted school was forced to reply with country measures to protect its interests he told rex tillerson that russia tried to do everything to improve relations but how to react to a number of hostile stepson provocation from washington. the response is adequate and in line with international practice. meanwhile many see president trump as being in a tough position either he must take a hard line on the kremlin or let down his party and try and go against the will of congress the political commentator john bolton told us he thinks trump should veto the bill in order to exercise his off already you know in my estimation of donald trump i don't think he cares that much about what an opposing senator in opposing
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congress thinks about him his votes came from the american people he is the head of the executive branch of the u.s. government the executive branch leads in foreign policy under the supervision of congress and what's happening here is congress is attempting to take over presidential powers and as the president the president must veto this if he wants to retain his full hours it's possible that somebody might be advising trump to let them play their game a little bit but i'm relatively optimistic. well there are also fears in the e.u. that the proposed sanctions would hate to european companies the german economy minister has criticized the u.s. over the plan she say's that washington has abandoned a quote shared position on nineteen russian sanctions and even suggested country measures killam up and went to people in new york a much they know about those measures the economic minister of germany wants to put
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sanctions counter sanctions on a country in coordination with the world trade organization. russia may be the us through us then a sway and i probably in the states on the united states all you know well and how do you feel about that i faked that our trade policies under the present current administration has got a right i can't believe it because the president they are trying to protect themselves with trouble being president you got to expect a lot of crazy things not good but we have to stand out it's not good for us and it's not good for the world we think that we can exist by ourselves we can the world is a much bigger place now with becoming less and less important it's a trade war a trade war between us and the jar and the germans so the rest of the world it saves a lot of people i think voted for mr trump. because he was hoping not to
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keep our continual adventures in foreign countries to reduce the wars and what we're having here is just we're creating more of a worse situation in were and we're needing our european partners as well and we're basically we've got a congress imposing their own foreign policy without regard to the impact on europe nor really the considerations on the ultimate objectives of of mr president trump as well. same. weeks after the city of mosul was finally freed from islamic state in iraq more details of the liberation. new report from human rights watch suggests one iraqi military unit executed dozens of suspected members of beisel without trial this is how international observers describe what they saw in mosul. a group of iraqi soldiers the men down an alleyway after which they heard multiple
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gunshots. through the doorway of a damaged house the bodies of a number of naked men lying in the doorway they said one of the dead men was lying with his hands behind his back and appeared to have been handcuffed and there was a rope around his legs to sixteenth division soldiers the schools had one observe and showed the seven head of with the soldiers said was an american female isis sniper whom the had to capture sated it was not clear whether the decapitated her alive in iraq to death this is one of a series of reports that human rights watch has issued on the final weeks of the battle in mosul against isis and in these reports what we have seen is numerous extrajudicial killings by iraqi forces of men that they say were linked to isis without any judge without any file simply executing them on the battlefield really all the iraqi forces that are involved in this fight against isis have been
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committing rampant abuses including war crimes we have yet to see a single incident be properly at investigated by the iraqis or any commanders to be held accountable well the report claims the executions were carried out by an iraqi unit that played a significant role in the liberation they received american training and assistance while fighting i saw in twenty fifteen. from human rights watch again says there's no indication that washington has halted its support to the division. the u.s. has publicly for a long time publicized the work that it done training the iraqi military think division that it calls on its own website has press releases up highlighting the training and support that the us has given to this is a big division now we as human rights watch do not know if support to the sixteenth division is ongoing but we have not seen anything thing to suggest that that
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support ended in the recent past will torture and killings allegedly carried on by the iraqi army have previously been documented by a cameraman embedded with one of the units i must warn you some of his photographs are disturbing. claims to have filmed the extrajudicial executions some of which he said were also recorded by the officers themselves artie's murat spoke to the cameraman last month and warning again some images are upsetting. and this the background is intended to conceal the way you watch how serious is the threat to your life after you made these revelations about all this torture and wrongdoing in iraq. my family received many threats from the especially from captain morningstar she wrote to my father on facebook he said they would come
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night and kill them and they can contact me because i was in hiding of course i understand that my life is in danger and you spend a lot of time embedded with iraqi forces and i know i spent some time in mosul i know how hard it was to you know get in touch and embed yourself with the rocket forces and especially difficult to gain the trust but what was your position with the emergency response division but i. mean how can it work together every day we all slept together i spent more time with them than with my family i thought they were heroes they were so brave for. being on the frontlines every day but then i saw the other side the torture the raping the killing first they didn't want me to film the torture and other bad stuff but eventually they relented and gave me permission how did you feel when you first with this these two which is seen said how did you feel as time went on and as they brutal and violent and fatal. at first it didn't register during the second week i went home and my relatives
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asked me what was wrong with me after that it all changed it affected me my psychology i kept thinking about the torture all those people and their suffering it got worse and worse and after five weeks it became so horrible that i decided to publish everything. i know it was unbearable but i made myself continue to film because they knew it was important to torture people and kill them over and over. as i remember it happened on december twelfth katz an insurgent hider came back and started to show us a video we saw how sergeant hyder started to shoot he shot a man six nine times then we heard the voice of cats no more quiet or stop to say no i want to talk to him and he shot the man three times and so another photographer also recorded the devastated city and its residents during the battle for mosul after the city was liberated. in the last couple days we witnessed
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there was really there's this tremendous push to just just crush the remaining fighters who were very deeply entrenched i guess in the city there's this vast tunnel network i guess that is sort of existed for thousands of years you know dating back to mesopotamia but the spiders have also dug in their own tunnel network system underground in mosul and there was just this and it was a very aggressive push by both the iraqi forces and the coalition to just pretty much and i await their remaining fighters kind of you know will result in being kind of heavy civilian cost i think that what you know what the mainstream media sort of sort of does they try to they try to generalize you know the conflict in what's happening they try to package it into these very easily accessible headlines you know like most of those liberated and so you know you read that headline and you think oh you know the battle is over you know the operations are over and you know everything must be tied up and tidy but that's just not the case so i guess
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that that was one of the biggest shocks to me was that you know there's this this narrative that you know the fight is over and you know it wasn't the case at all and the scale of destruction in mosul is just you know it's an unimaginable hell the city is littered with i.d.'s and. you know unexploded ordinance from you know from airstrikes and it's just going to take you know decades to rebuild this city. north korea has conducted another missile test that's london this. the pentagon say said register at the launch believes the missile to be able to stay wherever there have been no details on the range of the weapon which tokyo flew for forty minutes the latest missile test is the fourteen young young has carried out this year in violation of a un. korea has called for an emergency national security meeting. military
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psychologist regarded as the architects of the cia's enhanced interrogation program will discover on friday whether they have to stand trial over their so-called participation in acts of torture bruce jessen and james mitchell have created on personally tested harsh torture methods forming a company that profited from the program their techniques were used on suspected terrorists held at secret cia prisons when the country launched its war on terror following the nine eleven attacks but the twenty fourteen torture reports released by a senate select committee find that some of those who were subjected to the brutal interrogations had not even been involved with extremist activities.
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michael kearns who worked with one of the psychologists have devised the program to help u.s. service personnel with torture he says his work on c. or as it's known was used by one of the men to develop newer and more brutal torture techniques. the resistance to interrogation program we don't actually use the word torture in the training however there are torture techniques that are used to certain levels during the training this is all part of a program that's called sere s e r e survival evasion resistance to interrogation and escape so what we were doing were protecting those operators those people on strategic reconnaissance flights doing operational work of around the world to collect intelligence and also those that were operational and working in counter terrorism how to resist enemy interrogations and those techniques were educated to fill a very precise and were not used to hurt or harm the students and every student had
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a stop code a code that they could use at any time to have all activity stopped so again torture in the mind of a student is different from being tortured for days and days and weeks which is what we're hearing about the bush she torture program all of the activities that went on by the cia were grossly beyond anything at the circe school standards for my opinion please understand that i retired from the u.s. air force in one nine hundred ninety one only in two thousand and six or two thousand and seven did i even have an inkling that these people that i haven't seen for dozens of years were doing this roger aldridge bruce jessen and jim mitchell were the people behind the torture program it was the people that i worked with for several years that had taken and reverse engineer. the harsh part. and turned it into the te's the enhanced interrogation program. brutal
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techniques. lawyers for the two psychologists in question say their clients are innocent and should be viewed like the suppliers of poison gas to the nazis in their words not simply doing business in line with a contractual agreement one former cia analyst and whistleblower told us that the man amounted to earn eighty one million dollars doing such business. the reason why mitchell and jessen were put in charge of this this terrible this important program was because the cia simply had no experience in this kind of thing nobody in the cia was trained in interrogation that's an f.b.i. job but the cia wanted to be the organization that did it themselves and it's because the cia blamed itself for the nine eleven attacks well because they had nobody internally who could do these interrogations they decided to hire mitchell and jessen at a cost of eighty one million dollars to come in and teach the cia how to torture people at the end of the day mitchell and jessen were the ones who flew out to the
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secret prison site overseas and actually carried out the torture themselves we know from the senate torture report for example that it was mitchell and jessen who were personally torturing these prisoners there was no discussion of ethics there was no discussion of morality and once the memo was signed by the president there was no discussion of legality it was it was as though the cia was just winging it they were taking it one day at a time they didn't care if they were breaking rules they didn't care if they were violating the laws they didn't care about professional ethics when vice president dick cheney said that we were going to turn to the dark side they meant it they meant that the cia was going to go overseas and it was going to kill or capture everybody that it encountered and then just deal with the fallout later that's why guantanamo was created. to the mideast now where police in jerusalem are preventing
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men under the age of fifty from entering temple mount also known as around the sharif and as paul asli reports it is a move likely to reignite the already tense situation at the holy site. the situation here in west hollywood a neighborhood of arab east jerusalem is extremely tense this has been a flashpoint of violence in the past and police have fought in additional reinforcements there are heavy security barriers they've closed a lot of the roads into the old city and also have secured they checkpoints between east jerusalem and the west bank even more now the police have also threatened that they are expecting casualties today indeed if violence explodes and there has been violence here in the cost was. it was ok. i got was the was
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was thank you thank you. thank god i thank you eileen o'connor was ok on the tuesday night dozens of palestinians were injured when clashes broke out at the last the mosque several were arrested by the israeli police particularly off to a group of youngsters climbed onto the mosque and flew the palestinian flag from there was. the was the was. at the same time we are hearing that more than a hundred people have been injured the number of palestinians who've been killed in the last two weeks of violence has now climbed to six after a youngster who was shot in the head succumb to his wounds overnight there have been three israelis who have been killed so what we're looking at really is two weeks of violence and hope that the situation will come under control soon but
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certainly the mood on the ground extremely tense particularly today as many palestinian groups call for a day of rage. donald trump's new communications director has learned the hard way about the meaning of the record after a one to one meeting revealed an expanded filled rant about fellow senior white house staff. in washington d.c. for us there jacqueline yeah the language used didn't leave too much to be imagination did. you know and this is actually quite upsetting we've seen a huge bipartisan divide in washington during this presidency which has made any political progress almost impossible but with trump's communication off certain now having allegedly called the chief of staff a paranoid schizophrenic deep rift between senior white house officials are also apparent as well now this all started when
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a reporter from the new yorker tweeted about a dinner that the president and a few others were said to have on wednesday scared which he has made finding leaks a priority and he allegedly called that journalist and an effort to find out who his source was but things quickly escalated into an all out tirade against those he works with when the reporter refused to name anyone the communications director began by threatening to fire everyone in the white house communications team then added that he wanted to kill all the leakers he also pointed the finger of blame at white house chief of staff priebus as a possible source of leaks slamming him repeatedly and predicting his possible resignation and priebus wasn't the only white house heavyweight that incurred scare mooches anger he also struck out at trump's chief strategist steve bannon using language that cannot be said on the air and fire the conversation was chock full of explicit language scaramucci has since tweeted that he sometimes uses colorful language but were framed from doing so in the future he also added that he made
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a mistake in trusting a reporter for their apologies to his colleagues however were not made now scaramucci has only had this job for a week and with him coming in there was hope that things in the white house might come down but were so much infighting it seems the situation is poised to get worse before it gets better yet more drama. believe this the soyuz spacecraft has started this journey to the international space station blasting off to the orbiting lab within the past hour nuclear and the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan for us following the crew's preparations and keeping track of the launch. hear the baikonur cosmodrome we are just seconds away from seeing this rocket still into outer space it will fly over the western coast of peru is it makes that four thousand kilometer journey to the international space station which should take around six hours now we can only imagine what's going
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through the minds of those three crewmembers inside the soyuz capsule right now let's take a look this is now says randy bresnik this is the european space station. it's just been added to outer space is literally shaking but it might be right now to get a good following in the trails of say many incredible human accomplishments this started out right here with the baikonur cosmodrome from being first man in space your guard in one nine hundred sixty one to the first woman in space and of course
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the first space walk starting here at the very same sports now i had the privilege over the past few days of getting up close to that rocket that you see now soaring through the sky i also got to meet with space fans i got to meet with the families and the children of the crew members also got to chat to the cream members themselves and they told me that during that one hundred thirty nine days in orbit they won't just be enjoying the beautiful view of planet earth they have a whole list of experiments to get through some of them sound a little bit more peculiar than others here's my report. one of the most peculiar sounding experiments to be conducted on the international . space station this time enfolds testing sensitivity to pain in zero gravity i asked people how they think it will be done but you could do some tweaking like that but just punch each other the face but. i think you know because you know when
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you're in the gravity everything's very slow with imaginations running wild i decided to get the details from the crew themselves. to the point that there is a device you put your finger inside that small voice begins to squeeze as soon as you feel a little pain shot so there's also a thermal sensitivity to how you put your condom on the stones when it comes to what you believe you want richardson to paint. over the years and experiments in space have touched on everything from the way it's to those wonderful but the questions that most people really want to know the answers to all relate to less complex. here should be. the function that you want to put the species well my. answer all. or even mushrooms to having to answer the same old questions that is a small price to pay for the incredible journey this is the key aaron reporting for
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from by. now in a warm up for one of the world's largest gatherings of youngsters students of flock to the ton of little soul in cyprus for an opener festival it comes ahead of the main event the nineteenth world festival of youth students and that's going to be held later in the here in this country but in the russian resort so what you do on the black sea coast the event give us aspiring artists a showcase for their talents and you can find out more on the future festival in sochi on our website r.t.e. dot com. lots more stories waiting on the website for you as well international news live from moscow every hour of the day this. for many particularly his critics a trumpet ministration is nothing less than chaos on steroids.

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