the week's top stories from the u.s. has left. the u.n. as the vast majority of nations vote against president recognized jerusalem as israel's capital a move that's triggered almost daily clashes in the region. these two tracing had. extremely violent. visits russia for the. british foreign secretary. at a low point trying to break the ice by attempting a bit of russian. thank you very much so if you are generous to you your hospitality welcoming me and my team today.
new research reveals the u.s. led operation to liberate the iraqi city of mosul from. ten times more civilian deaths than was initially claimed. good evening from moscow you're watching our team. in the world today you're very welcome with us on the program. well tension over jerusalem again dominated the news this week on thursday the u.s. was strongly rebuked by members of the united nations over its unilateral recognition of the city as israel's capital one hundred twenty eight states rejected president trump starts on the divided city the spot pressure and threats from u.s. officials. when we make a decision about where to locate our embassy we don't expect those we've helped to
target turns on thursday they'll be a vote criticizing our choice the u.s. will be taking names. they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars in the world against us what we're watching does draw a lot of war against us will serve a lot. of those in favor of the draft resolution at least raise their hand. those against. team foods in favor of votes against the united states will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of actually sizing our right as a sovereign nation america will put our embassy in jerusalem no vote in the united
nations will make any difference somebody will now take a decision. about the use of the veto obstructed the security council a media unable to perform his duties and do decades of work of the international community it is considered a blatant violation of the rights of funds to be fought must be resolved through negotiation between the two parties are un members very therapeutic. other members this is bullying and jumble will not bow to the.
now even countries that often disagree on major issues joined voices to condemn the u.s. move on jerusalem rivals saudi arabia and iran also india and pakistan came together at the general assembly some of the geopolitical experts we heard from say america's bullying tactics on the mind of the united nations. i think it's unfortunate that the united states finds itself under this kind of leadership which is undermining the standing of this country internationally if countries acquiesce to the us and if they accept being punching bag for the american administration and voting in accordance with directives from nikki haley then what's the point of
having the united nations i think we all know. a new era in which a major. resort. and bribery in order to secure votes in the general assembly but this is the first occasion on which the state security a major. member of the security council has resorted to such measures i do think very poor believe the united states will to carry through threats of this kind because they're called indicator states in future situations or give to a vote against the united states they do so. still being felt in the palestinian territories with clashes in gaza on the west bank for a third week in a row. you know i love that. was that.
was that i thought it was. sort of. god oh. god i'm sure. i've got reports for you from our middle east correspondent paul asli who's in the west bank and also gaza journalist him cooed dari both witnessed just how tense things there have been. the situation here is extremely was go. out of grace because we've been running down the road now and. it's all just made their way to the right in see them off my last time a car and look someone
a certain way in firing tear gas and everybody's been running amok the streets are rich and. the soldiers are just you know yes that's. all the way into the pit. you can tell the ambulances so they certainly will be the ship's crew has been in. and at the same time we're just going by coming over to the back of the posse from here exactly what's going on but. we've taken private or we've taken cover in a way in a petrol station. coming into a situation where informants how can a man who was taken. out and. we're standing right here you can see that there's a number of injured people you can see the insist on carrying people with them you can see the israeli tanks that which in the last few minutes just made their way
from up the road they now seem to be able to sing also from allah but they really have come all the way in now so. now. that. today's day of rage that has been called for by various palestinian factions is well and truly underway there are youngsters who've been here for the better part of the last hour has been hurling rocks and pavements at these waiting soldiers who speaks only been inching their way closer they've been fine. gas in the stomachs and you still have a strong smell of gas that is hanging over us. the protesters and demonstrators come here today for the third friday raid. this friday
was different other than the two fridays people were very close to the fence this time and we piece out very important leader act and polluted shins and activist joining the civilians during the protests as you see there are at least five ambulances waiting for any injury and ready to pick them up there are still hundreds of them protesters as you can hear we can hear live bullets i think there is another another injury right now and they're actually throwing gas bombs on the demonstrators as you can see despite all of the live bullets despite all the gas bombs despite all the rubble berlitz by listening protesters whether in god's are the west bank already jerusalem are still protesting are still demonstrating people are still pressing their anger. in the capital latest news boris johnson has visited moscow for the first time in his role as britain's foreign secretary
the trip comes with relations between the two countries at a historic low forty's illiterate franco was following johnson's meeting with his russian counterpart. well we hadn't seen a u.k. foreign secretary in moscow for five years and i can tell you that i hadn't seen such a remarkable press conference at the foreign ministry villa behind me for a long time there were many jokes many ways to poke each other not necessarily in a bad way after listing all the essential topics that are usual for such talks ranging from north korea to ukraine and russia and the theories that it meddled with us and the votes all around the world and the u.k. as well came up with them once before just to remind you the foreign secretary boris johnson said that he hadn't seen any evidence of russian interference even used the words not a sausage well mr johnson seems to have changed his mind today he said that he
hadn't seen any evidence of successful attempts to interfere and i asked boris johnson to elaborate on that a little bit there was last on the free abundant evidence of. russian interference in the elections in. germany. from. america but as i say there is new evidence of any successful russian interference. in the u.k. other highlights of the press conference included boris johnson speaking russian a few times saying that he has committed to fall in response to another question by me the u.k. foreign secretary confirmed that once he was in tehran a couple weeks ago he visited the russian embassy secretly to see the venue of the famous tehran conference during the second world war he was also asked about moscow
travel advice that he received from one of the british m.p.'s which included warnings about drinking challenge game. and honey traps many other things so the question was about trust and the question was about whether he had encountered any of these threats so far in the russian capital. you know i want you to know it's a measure of my of my trust. soon as i got into this exit from a loose try mediately handed my coat my hand my gloves i mean did everything that was in my pocket secret or otherwise to sergei lavrov in the knowledge that he would look after it. would come to no harm more than just a few times boris johnson reminded of the differences in the views that london and moscow have on various international issues it seemed that he really felt it was
essential to keep talking about this every time he said something positive about russia but at the end of the day the common message was from both top diplomats that dialogue needs to prevail. i was hearing at a joint news conference with foreign minister lavrov for a chance have also tried out a little bit of russian as well. i'm i am in a rush to find. a date committee process but. a diplomatic relationship that is not four hundred fifty years old and dates from a time when queen elizabeth sent an envoy to ivan the terrible right in the fourth . i'm certain that i'm the first foreign secretary in the history of my own to be cool. i should customers as i said earlier on of buying.
british things fruit from kettle crisps to believe that. somebody has just given the food to the wrong the stooge gives a little stew that you get i guess that's the fs be. there when it comes to trust or trust poorest and trust him so much i'm ready for the bloody. bodies. thank you very much so get your generosity your hospitality welcoming me in my tea the days perceive the bolshoi. the british foreign secretary also visited rhodes square as well as seeing central moscow moxy and his team laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier a second world war memorial next to the kremlin during the war britain and the soviet union fought together against nazi germany writer and broadcaster mary did you think strong visit will bring positive results but only with time. you can see maybe some glimmer of hope on the horizon just in terms of
the sort of growing report that there seem to be at that meeting between boris johnson and sergei lavrov but i also think that the thing that is anything positive that's going to come out of that seriously positive will only emerge in time i think boris johnson is going to come back to london he's going to say you know i really put it to the russian and i didn't give an inch. and then be with time that we'll see another maybe we'll have a reciprocal visit and maybe just maybe things will start to unfreeze but then you know i'm an optimist and we're coming up to new year so here's hoping. ok up next the deposed president is hailing another win independence parties gain a majority in catalonia we can continue this short break.
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and more important what awaits them after they get. back to our international dependence polities in the spanish region of catalonia secured a majority they snap election dealt a pretty serious blow to the central government in madrid they hope to diffuse the independence crisis having that now it was a referendum local leaders allow the deposed president is hailing another victory. i want to congratulate the catalan people because they have sent a message to the world the catalan republic has beaten the monarchy and article one fifty five the spanish they has been beaten. so i think right when we started. the next morning that many of these more men.
i let's take a look now at the results reflected in the parliament the pro independence parties have seventy of one hundred thirty five seats the pro unionist citizens party they did win the election by a small margin of terms in terms of vote share it's not enough though to form a coalition capable of actually taking power now the results left the spanish prime minister clearly disappointed in what happened last year we those who want to show you didn't get enough seats to carry it open a new period based on dollar law the not come from two shouldn't stilton cuts alone you know what about it well back in october hundreds rejection of the castle and independence referendum was not only characterized by political pressure also by the use of police force against voters leaving up to one thousand people injured.
i. know that if people reading. this is not the first people did this or to be heard and good looking from your biography so i think from the early hours of the morning it seems to be escalating government and the media. tools in their tool box they've used violence. media demonization. trying to. trying to go after the. station simply for calling people. calling the president a president acts i don't and i don't know what other tools they have no just trying
to use all of these tools don't just want to do extraordinary wrong to democracy. how the u.s. led operation to liberate the iraqi city of mosul from islamic states may have killed ten times more civilians than previously thought that's according at least the research by the associated press the news agency obtained data from iraqi morgues as well as non-governmental organizations says as many as eleven thousand civilians may have been killed during the nine month operation in a third of these were said to have died during bombing raids the coalition only acknowledges three hundred twenty six civilian deaths and just international has joined calls to investigate the liberation campaign and for the true cost in civilian deaths to be revealed our correspondent what i've got visited the city both during and after the operation. he susi that presses bodycount surprise anyone who's actually been to mosul and who has seen what has happened to
the city you can also argue that the death count that they've given become outdated already hours after they released their report we got a cool from mosul from rescuers there saying that three more children had been killed when an explosive device buried in the wreckage of a house that they were paying on dead today to ease explosions happen almost every day rescuers tell us and this is a direct consequence of the battle of mosul itself nevertheless e.p.a.'s body count is a semi official milestone in the in and of itself because the numbers we previously had from official sources from the u.s. led coalition iraqis even the u.n. was a tenth of that barely a thousand civilians and unrealistic number the associated press found that three to four thousand of those civilians killed in mosul died to ash strikes carried out
by the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi air force the u.s. led coalition had previously claimed responsibility for no more than three hundred or so civilian deaths saying that it didn't have the resources to send investigators to look at every reported incident susi the press didn't always numbers out of a hat they cited various human rights agencies as well as an official body count counts that monitored events in mosul as well as with tip offs from iraq he moves but as i say this number is i'm surprised if you've been to mosul if you've seen what a city of two million has been tending to injuries corpses. this is the reality of what you will likely haven't heard of is the smell. it's noisy eating repulsive and it's everywhere the sort of smell that makes us think
sick the smell of rotting bodies this is what rescuers have collected just this morning three suspected isis fighters two women and two children. that's an iraqi. launching missiles. at isis targets in and you can hear isis small arms fire there targeting the helicopter and over there six seven hundred meters away is the aftermath of strike that hit minutes ago just before we got here this was a city of two million that had been. annihilated during the nine months of the battle of mosul the rescuers we talked to tell us that this city the city the old
city of mosul that bore the brunt of the fighting in the devastation it still reeks of decaying bodies thousands and thousands of corpses still buried under rubble mixed with them or explosive devices that continue to claim people's lives. in other news it's been a roller coaster week for bitcoin investors so after reaching record level highs of twenty thousand dollars just last weekend the cryptocurrency suffered a dramatic drop to a third of its value of wild swings have raised concerns with both observers and investors more details here. weeks we've been floating along with the bitcoin bubble call to panic cryptocurrency daydream as bitcoin rocketed in value but off to witnessing incredible growth it was only a matter of time until we also saw a drop and it hit the market cause when crypto enthusiasts woke up and face reality they didn't like what they saw some day took the opportunity to school what they
called new be invested is. bitcoin his captivated observers and investors worldwide but amid the fascination there's been caution with even the k. found a bit quinta issuing a warning about investment and investment and beat cohen right now i would say he's the riskiest investment you can make it is an extremely high risk as soon as people realize that this is how it works they will start selling now markets are attempting to make sense of the nosedive that seemingly came out of the blue although experts previously warned of its volatility but quite enthusiastic whether
certain cryptocurrency will bounce back i think this time next year and we're going to be looking at the height of twenty thousand as a dip in itself i think if you're looking to dip your toe in the pond anything below one hundred thousand a coin is a bargain it's just right now you know cryptocurrency we can kind of relate this to the dot com bubble in the ninety's you know it's and it's been silly and in the last two months we've had about a ten thousand dollar drop so when you look at the patterns you know that this is a bubble and it's going to correct itself but then you have these influencers there . on social media they're telling people you know what the right currency to invest in or i'm getting rid of this and that you knew something on the it was going to shake up on the horizon the future a bit coin is anyone's guess but one thing's for certain two thousand and nineteen will be an interesting year for the mitchell currency it was all to international media holkins that's all from us for this hour do you come back to tempe a moscow time for more global headlines will see that.
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