yeah. begging for nuclear war north korea claims washington is seeking all out conflict just days after pyongyang test a new bit it says can hit anywhere on the u.s. mainland. but some on the stories that shape the week on r.t. suicide at the hague is a former bosnian croat general swallows a vial of poison after his twenty year sentence for crimes is upheld. the french president calls for military action against human traffickers in libya but critics say he has no right to intervene because the country has not yet recovered from the destruction lifted by the nato led eventually twenty eleven. and the world cup battle lines are drawn for football's finest as the teams discover who they're up against in russia next summer.
seven days summary of the biggest stories are reported right here on r.t. over the past week one name calling bray first bring you up to date or more recent developments though north korea says the u.s. is begging for nuclear war the statement comes just days after pyongyang launched a new missile which it says is capable of reaching anywhere on the u.s. mainland it caused quite a reaction from washington and also a counterproposal from russia dictator of north korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war not farther from it and if four counts make no mistake the north korean regime will be utterly destroyed the movements of those that. the americans should start with explaining their intentions to us all if they are really looking for an excuse to destroying north korea as the u.s. envoy to the u.n. said it's a security council meeting let them spell it out clearly and let the u.s. leadership confirm it then we will decide how to react according to both north and
south korea the missile reached an altitude of forward a half thousand kilometers before landing in the sea of japan that's more than ten times higher than the orbit of the international space station right after the launch of south korea staged its own missile exercise. it took place close to the border with the north. was at the valdai discussion club in seoul this week where russia presented its own road map out of the crisis what has been donald trump's approach to sorting out the north korea crisis in a nutshell is a sick puppy we are totally prepared for the second option that's called the military option the distance from here to the border with north korea is only about forty kilometers and once you end up in seoul which is well in the firing range of kim's artillery you can't help looking at that rhetoric from
a different perspective especially if there is what you'd call a totally different approach. joe is absolutely no alternative to dialogue with them but in order to start a dialogue just everyone has to start with those take a deep breath and a step back from the red line which will my staff why can we hope that the only option according to moscow will prevail so russia's been saying hey we've got a plan step one north korea should completely hold its missile and nuclear tests for the u.s. that means and ends to almost nonstop war games with seoul moscow calls it a double freeze step too might be very tough direct talks between washington and pyongyang on rules of peaceful coexistence and finally they should lead to step three establishing a security framework for the entire region with every player involved what do you think about the russian road map i think that the proposal is really realistic
flexible. and your cage in the olympics or the parties concerned between what you could be to nelson so. you know come up with the most risk restaurant behavior north korean. knew that the military option is always under the table. by putting the military option and. under the table. it's not likely change you know screen behavior as the advisor of the south korean president what do you tell them about the drills you know you know i personally in a favor in gauge human dialogue and negotiation with north korea and some people in the government may have different ideas others openly reject moscow's plan like the neighbors in tokyo who simply can't imagine security without the drills with their allies so for now south koreans have no other choice but to welcome us raptors inco
for the vigilance ace war games anyway for those who live in seoul or who are here to talk about keeping the peace in korea there's something to bear in mind be it for war games or real strikes that would put millions of lives at risk the decision to send let's say warplanes to the korean skies may depend on one single man miles and miles away on the other side of the pacific. eric sprott can his from the noise forward to militarize action and peace in korea believes that we're on the brink of a full blown conflict. at a time in which there is this standoff and this misunderstanding and lack of communication creates a very volatile situation it may be seem somehow as intimidating but these have never worked the proposal that anyone who cares about peace in the region is putting forth right now is that these military options are not realistic and you
need to sit down at the table and when they do those exercises something could be mistaken as invasion something could be mistaken as live attacks and such and so we put the millions and millions of people in the sole area in south korea in japan and other places at risk this seems like folly and foolishness when we have such a volatile situation. former bosnian croat general who fought in the bosnian war in the early one nine hundred ninety s. committed suicide during a un court session at the hague on wednesday we're going to show you video of what happened so please be warned that it does contain distressing images for. your. last. stop please. don't. let them. look. over here so.
i have taken poison. his trial was part of the yugoslav war crimes tribunal the incident itself took place right after the former bosnian military commander lost his a pale slobodan probably was convicted of war crimes and given twenty years for his role in the conflict in the former yugoslavia before the war he was a theater and film director. the yugoslav was the bloodiest conflicts in european history since the second world war the tensions between a complex mix of nationalities forming the state of yugoslavia erupted into a bit civil war originate yugoslavia included six republics with different nationalities and religious groups. the communist revolutionary and statesman tito who established the federal republic of yugoslavia managed to suppress nationalism to his death in the one nine hundred
eighty s. relations among the republics quickly deteriorated with each of them seeking their own independence is soon turned ugly all sides the nine hundred ninety five genocide in tripoli needs a is one of the bloodiest pages in yugoslav history the massacre of more than a thousand muslim both the acts perpetrated by units of the bosnian serb army resulted in their commander ratko being jailed for life by the un special court in november twenty seventh. but atrocities happened on old sites in one thousand nine hundred three sixty nine so being civilians were killed by bosnia and herzegovina army forces in the scale on a massacre but an orthodox church in the cemetery burns the ground. overall despite much evidence of war crimes conducted similar taney asleep by different forces the cia eventually declared said militants were responsible for ninety percent of all crimes including genocide. tonight and they took those into action against
yugoslavia it is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed and later is now intervening in a war in a sovereign country. and eventually nato air campaign conducted a number of operations to undermine the military kate. realty of the bosnian serb army. to this day the un special court distil investigating war crime cases from the conflict a total of one hundred sixty one people have been indicted for war crimes in the former yugoslavia since the tribunal began atrocities as we were committed by all sides parties of a conflict but longer sentences have been given to serbians and montenegrins counting of the total time of those dale terms serbian authorities suggested nearly one and a half thousand years were given to its nationals that's in contrast to three hundred for croats and just fifty years for the other former yugoslavia republics however the un court has never investigated nato's involvement in the war including
the use of depleted uranium munitions and some of the cases in court are being so lengthy that several defendants have died while on trial at the hague the editor in chief of the news website the duran dot com says the tribunal setup was flawed from the very start and major criticism of the tribunals is that it is not being impartial it was set up in the in the one nine hundred ninety s. . mainly at the instigation of the western powers out at a time when the western powers criticizing serbia and its government and the people of the serbian people of bosnia for the war in bosnia now that is a problematic steps because when the same people instigate the setting up of the tribunals after they have already identified who they think is responsible for a war it becomes very difficult to expect that tribunals to act impartially.
the french president has table the new plan to combat human trafficking in libya that involves military action but emanuel macross proposal is drawing wide criticism as the previous french led intervention in libya left the country in ruins as mud goes to have explained. slavery and human trafficking of violent offenses sadly common now in libya but no need to fear president macron is here he has the solution for libya's problem send in the troops sitting in city zones we are proposing police military action we are not waging war but this is a country in a political transition political transition he calls it does sound better than savage civil war more politically correct nevertheless a number of african and e.u. states are ready to help fight this war or rather not really
a war says macron but a military operation still round two for france in libya. today were intervening in libya we are intervening in order to enable the libyan people to choose their own destiny it must not be deprived of its rights by violence and terror the fact that slavery is so rampant in libya is because the country's army and political order were obliterated under nato bombardment six years ago since then libya has been stuck in a brutal and bloody political transition as president calls it or absolute chaos and anarchy as anyone out sward call it as long as it is a failed state the problem will come back as a failed state because the regime of at our feet up was not my sphere sheen of what he says that was destroyed by the french and british together in two thousand and
eleven or quickly let's look at how modern slavery in the problem is spread around the world africa comes out worst at seven point six people every thousand in areas followed by asia pacific and then third in europe and central asia but interestingly enough france itself. a key human trafficking hub the state department in the united states lists the country as a destination transit point for men women and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking this way we spoke to an assistant of a former libyan leader moammar gadhafi who was deposed and killed in twenty eleven but. the eight billion dollars libyan african investment portfolio america the gadhafi family's private funds this is what he told us. for the hardest how it's not right to see gadhafi betted say the libyan government the libyan government left about two hundred billion dollars in various banks abroad and the u.n.
has frozen the money in accordance with the security council resolution and when it comes to the money inside the country those who came to power after because after he claimed there were one hundred sixty tons of gold billions of dollars in libyan dinars in the central bank when gadhafi moved from tripoli to search he took nothing with him and. an accomplice of the older than i was government official now it was how i dealt with sarkozy as an official the french media pie and other media outlets claimed that some people met with me and then there was a decision taken to pay fifty million i said i have nothing to do with that. a lot. of nothing is known about that there are good afi statements and sarkozy statements not better believe because after all. i don't know this person and i never met him if he says he would recognize me if he
sees me that's a lie if he's taken money from someone he should reveal from whom exactly but anyway that's a french problem not libya's. thirty two nations who will battle it out for the fifa world cup in russia next summer discover their opponents on friday as the draw was made for the group stages in moscow here's how the groups look kicking it all off on june the fifteenth will be russia and saudi arabia of the capitals newly refurbished luzhniki stadium group meanwhile since perhaps the most anticipated tie of the round putting rivals portugal and spain against each other russia will also welcome some debutants to the biggest sporting stage with iceland playing argentina in their first ever appearance at the world cup we've been catching up with some of the managers who are taking their teams into the tournament. i think we've got a group of players the. country of eleven million to produce the sort of footballers are something to be proud of the biggest job we have to be able to see
the players working hard for each other but enjoying the responsibility of been seen as one of the best generations of belgian football has ever had. we have this because belgium we know everything about them so. i think that game will capture everybody's imagination at home we feel an exciting thing a team that are only going to get better but we are a team some experience of those big matches. we have to give. you know we are really proud to be qualified for the world go we know it will be very difficult. but we are not going to do all good just to. see you again go straight to the next round. we all have to make the best decisions we can during the tournament starts in the game against portugal there's no such thing as
a good or bad opponent will have to have a victory against the teams we've been drawn again it's the match against portugal will be a great event. russia's expecting more than half a million fans to come and support their countries next summer close to three million people applied for the tickets when the first batch went on general sale ahead of the draw supporters of course have already been sampling the atmosphere at some of the venues for the event at the confederations cup earlier this year. we would so much be mexico russia we thought maybe the like going to be bad we want
that completely opposite they were still like really friendly people are so friendly friendly that's easy to meet. you the full guy there from the world come back from work. to be a little more mixed with. greenpeace eco activists say they found security vulnerabilities at a french nuclear power plant they broke into the facility to prove it as well as the details of more when the weekly returns after the break. the definition of the israeli state is jewish i think in my opinion flood of that up citizen self as it is a jewish state for the jewish. state this is how it
goes is that i like so usually equal it says to they are to be had come to these when it is the will they are talking about the economy but when democracy there was only to compare with that of the worst. popes and. he put themselves on the line. to get acceptable reject. so when you want to be president and. want to be rich. and she'd like to be close to see what before reasonable people. interested in the waters of. hello again is the weekly from marty just to update you on a story we broke a couple of hours ago this live crime scene in new york police there are searching
for a driver who rammed his car into pedestrians a few hours ago killing one person as i said these are live pictures from that scene the incident happened at about four forty five am local time about four hours or so ago now in the borough of queens reportedly after a dispute one witness says there was a knife fight outside a bar during which a car was driven into a group of people up to three more people were injured two of them reportedly taken to hospital in a critical condition. whether they were hit by a car or stabbed in the brawl that i mentioned at the associated press news agency quotes a police detective who says the incident is not believed to be terribly lated but as you can see for ourselves from that incident police have still cordoned off that street in queens in new york as a result of that incident. x. greenpeace activist broke into a french nuclear power station on tuesday to highlight what they say is weak
security at the site. on the kid like. now you have magic johnson says. well i've. just told him pascal the greenpeace activist we decided spontaneously to enter the chris nuclear power station we succeeded in getting into the cooling. system the greenpeace has conducted before as part of a campaign to show that fifty eight nuclear reactors in france have serious security vulnerabilities as they allege france is deeply reliant on them as well they account for more than seventy five percent of the country's electricity supply the country also has of the second highest number of nuclear plants in the world in a report published in october a number of international experts assess the risks posed by nuclear plans and they
highlighted that security shortcomings in france and in europe generally pointing out the most plants were built before modern day terrorism emerged france recently replaced its two years state of emergency with tough anti terror legislation to help deal with the threat posed by terrorists the stated pretty company that looks after the site confirmed the intrusion but said no threats were posed to the plant safety former british army intelligence officer chris hunter told the greenpeace still succeeded in highlighting a real danger given the number of power plants in france and across europe of course there has to be a review of security and certainly they've got to be multiple layers of security whether that's what they call physical security the electronic surveillance the you know fences and borders that actually when there's any sort of intrusion this incident in particular tells us quite a lot about the level of security you know getting over one fence is a possibility but i think they managed to get quite close to the area where the spent fuel rods are stored and that is quite a. there are
a significant number of power stations across france that have nuclear power plants those facilities were built long before there were threats from al qaida and isis they were built to protect against every day threats security definitely has to be tightened given the number of these facilities and the number of false threats for . the cryptocurrency bitcoin has be hitting a record highs the price of one coin is now over eleven thousand dollars that's up from around one thousand to the beginning of the year here's a quick look at how the technology works.
or. maybe he's been discussing the risks of investing in big calling with the financial house and economics professor steve keen. who is right across encourage people looking at the slowing of go to be there the entry cost of buying a house or having the house model appreciate so people are dogging in because the process is rising but that's one of the definitions of a bubble it points not a bubble the us dollars in a bubble they feel currency world is in a bubble stocks and bonds you could argue are in a bubble something that's not a bubble would be a big coin you have the dollar that is crashing in a hyperinflationary crash against bitcoin. isn't there
a really strong argument that it's being used speculatively as a store of value but actually where can you actually use a bit too many places in the come on you can actually spend it and isn't there a danger when people realize that the pony can sell that story value it's being a it's a there are hundreds of thousands of transactions now a day hundred thousand merchants accept it going to the real estate market being up ended by pick on you can buy high end properties with big client but again the timeline here has to be considered the travel from being a store of value to a means of exchange is going to take another few years because even though you can boil those things with it you'd be an idiot to buy those things now because if you wipe ten weeks you can botch washes many or three times as many so it's a process to stabilize now my worry is when it stabilizes what will happen to that process i don't think it's going to necessarily reach the stratosphere at a hundred thousand dollars and then stay there if you get to the stage where the only returns you're getting out of big coin mongo the transactions that i think the process to fall dramatically you have gold as a case study gold is used takes
a lot of energy to produce gold gold is used as a means of exchange as well as a store of value it's been around for quite some time because it is gold to point out the mother load it's still taking over the global finance in this way but if you have money out of business and the bankers on wall street are running scared jamie diamond is literally you know peeing in his pants at this point because he knows he's going to be out of a job in five years we don't need the jamie diamond of the world ripping us off we don't need wells fargo stealing money out of accounts we don't really just b.c. funding drug lords in mexico to the tune of billions of dollars we don't need those bad actors in society and because it gets rid of all those financial terrorists and it's about time somebody stood up and did battle because the government's not doing it the academics are doing it so we have to coin to do it. so we can do for now thanks very much for watching want to be doing this sunday enjoy the rest of the day i'll be back with more often given.
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