program a poll shows that hoffa people in britain are oblivious to yemen is devastating war despite the u.k. being the second biggest supplier to the saudi. rights groups the french government to relaunch a probe into the nine hundred ninety four rwandan genocide as video appearing to show. more about the slaughter but it previously admitted. that you only to you could. believe you but the only people you know if you. feel. good evening from in this is all to international. will cost to run the world from
age q. here in moscow today so top story then heard the president of china has instructed the country's military to be war ready for the raising the specter of potential conflict over trade and beyond but what's this about is it real or is it rhetoric our senior correspondent takes a closer look so here's the thing the chinese government almost never says anything you wouldn't expect that's their thing they're giving their incredibly careful reserved at least with their tongues so when the chinese president orders his military to prepare for war serious indeed. the military to concentrate on the fancy read in these for war the chinese are preparing for war out loud how over how did we get to this well trump for one aside from land blasting the chinese at every opportunity is tariffs is sanctions his trade war
he's also being very heavy handed congress has just approved a second arms deal with taiwan in eighteen months. kind of untruthful the sales of weapons by the united states to taiwan damages china's sovereignty and security interests that beijing sees china and taiwan as two parts of a whole two chinese entities same culture ethnicity same languages with two separate governments communist capitalist the end goal is to reunite into one state there are differences of course currently preventing that and about one hundred kilometers of c. that separate the two and trump always a fan of sticking it to the chinese he's been through it in his warships right between the two china's. we have expressed our concerns to the us signed the taiwan issue concern. china's sovereignty and territorial integrity and is the most
important and sensitive issue in china u.s. relations. for starters how about you express your concerns about these important and sensitive issues to someone who cares a little more because that in trump we worry about. i don't worry about things. let's be great never worrying about anything unfortunately others are there are those in china who believe that america wants taiwan to declare independence and the chinese are preparing for that eventuality militarily. as your own you know we are resolute to defeat any scheme or act of taiwan
independence in any form. thing is the taiwanese don't really see a point to defending themselves taiwan which recently switched from a conscription to a volunteer army is having huge trouble recruiting even reserve troops dodging the juicy after all that's the point the devil when. the government needs to think whether it's necessary to bring conscription back if they think national security matters but taiwan is a minor player in these confrontation if war does break out it likely be the people's republic of china slugging it out with the united states rather than taiwan and that is a war that trump really really ought to be worried about the world is really across rolled facing major threats to world peace and development between china and the united states the tensions are getting more and more acute and the united
states has been pushing china around he merely china and imposing unilateral tariffs on the chinese exports china does not want to have a trade war with the united states china does not want to have armed conflict with the united states but if the united states really wants to impose these things aren't you china i think the chinese people will be fully mobilized behind the chinese government and the chinese military. research says yemen's devastating war as claimed fifty six thousand lives over the past two years that some five times higher than previously thought despite it being considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis now a british charities found out that almost half of people in the u.k. are unaware that there's a war there at all even though the country is the second biggest supplier of weapons to the country that's waging a bombing campaign probably has more those findings than a moment of first here's a look at just how much of
what's happening in yemen sorry do you know what's happening in yemen. it's taken the lives of thousands of civilians and caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and yet according to a new poll almost a conference the people in the u.k. have no i did that there is a war taking place in yemen a war in which a saudi led coalition is conducting a deadly campaign event strikes in an attempt to drive out who the rebels hope you carry don't know about most things to make it fresh but if i can imagine times terrible why do you think that is no enough has been said about it it depends on what the media seem to starting at a particular point in time we can through and says public knowledge and opinion so you think it's under-reported good the war in yemen isn't just another humanitarian crisis in a far flung parts of the world the saudi led campaign is being waged partly thanks
to a hefty supply of british made weapons the. u.k. government happens to be the second biggest supplier of arms to the saudi kingdom after the us according to the latest figures u.k. military sales to riyadh increased by two thirds in twenty seventeen from the previous year the mother of jamal khashoggi has brought the u. case close strategic partnership with riyadh into the spotlight now an increasing number of politicians here in the u.k. are calling on the government to explain its unceasing support for the saudi led war in yemen perhaps if more of the public knew about it the government would be under more pressure to. also print human rights groups are calling for a probe to be reopened into the nine hundred ninety four genocide in rwanda in east africa is to establish whether or not french troops so that the blame for the deaths of hundreds of people that they promise to protect in these small village of
busy arrow video from news website media part appears to show a senior french military officer discussing an ongoing massacre several days before the army decided to intervene. before you were the only two you could push up your dignity but you took those only you don't equal you know you don't you will be the one who makes somebody a difficult position all three of. the genocide in rwanda lost in just over three months it left nearly a million people dead while paris to noise any culpability in the posts in a row massacre rights groups led by french and geo now a saying that that case was closed prematurely. lines of inquiry were not sufficiently followed up to allow investigators to determine france's military and political responsibility french military authorities were aware that from the afternoon of twenty seventh of june on words civilians were being killed the survivors open the case thirteen years ago although back in july it was scrapped
due to lack of evidence and lack of convictions but survivors of the massacre claim they asked the french military for help on june twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred ninety four but the military only came three days later already after hundreds of people were killed in the massacre and the allegation now is that the french government actually knew what was going on and specifically decided not to intervene the genocide was committed mainly by the hutu government and its backers against the ethnic minority tutsi tribe allegations of the french government supports for the hutus who carried out most of the slaughter in the genocide have been rough on the french government's relations with the rwandan government for years but the french although they admit that they've made mistakes they say they have no complicity in the genocide that took place there.
we spoke with a survivor of the massacre and i asked her if the revelations coming out now really think of a shock nor actually do not know the video doesn't surprise me i was very happy that media part published the truth we deserve five years have known this for a long time but it's important that the french people know what happened back in one thousand nine hundred ninety four when the military was there i only know that promise to declassify the archives they didn't work out it's everything he published was already known the only thing i have to add is that the french people have to know the truth the context of the one genocide was
a poor year war it is argument between france and rwanda it's been going on since one thousand nine hundred four just the french have a mandate to french have a mandate to intervene if the french are to suze observe this and they had a mandate to intervene then they did something wrong. soldiers typically. do not do not take action without a mandate. for mid-term elections looming of course in the us very soon a poll suggests that a majority of voters there view the two party current system as that data them flawed seems many are now seeking a third substantial option to throw their support behind as caleb maupin has been fun to go. in the united states we have a first past the post electoral system where essentially voting for a third party is throwing your vote into the garbage or at least that's the montra coming from the media really people who say oh yeah you know i don't know about
hillary and so i voted for jill stein i think you wasted a vote in north carolina for jill's my guess the hardest thing for an independent is to convince the voters that you're for real and that it's a viable choice and they're not wasting their vote the only thing that was kind of holding them back when you talk to them is they would say oh i don't want to waste my vote like one of their vote to count i grabbed vote republican because i want i'm not going to waste my go as an independent in ohio earlier this year there was a special election in which a democrat was narrowly defeated by a republican twitter lit up with outrage not at the democrats for perhaps running a less than effective campaign but rather at the green party for daring to participate in the political process and win a few votes. to the green party can you please wait to make you a symbolic votes and a time when our government isn't being overrun by white supremacists. you know what so i immediately think the green party tonight on russian mentally.
green party voters don't tell me you care bhante environment if you know your vote who made the difference between a dam winning over rap and used to choose to vote for a candidate who has no chance of winning now the us state of maine tried to correct this with a new voting system essentially voters get to rank the candidates from best to worst and if no solid majority can be established by their first pick then the second votes are calculated in order to pick a winner the idea is that one can still vote against one of the major parties and have their voice heard in the final results but in the main the state legislature overturned this new voting system and it was a big legal battle to get it going now there's other states eyeing something similar but there's a lot of pushback but i. i hear is that people do want to have independent other parties come to the freighters so they're so tired and sick of the political dysfunction because the democrats are the publicans and i think americans are really looking for
a choice i think the united states to use it like that so there are only two parties and they don't want to let anybody else come into existence because. i think they both secretly know that other parties are not sort of corporatist parties but actually there are parties out there and independents out there that actually do want to advocate for the people but of course they don't want us to get in there because then we would win and they would most americans view the two party political system as outdated but the mainstream media continues to play the you're either with us or against us card so the voices of the majority of americans remain silenced in the political process caleb mop and r.t. new york. at least for those devastating floods of the number of regions in its city with three quarters of the city of venice literally under the water look at that winds of almost seventy miles an hour it's been seen by the authorities implemented a code red there the region in some parts of it is that water is as high as one of the people waiting their way through the iconic streets most of the terror is
closed the official said this is the fifth biggest flood of record meantime northern italy generally on a whole because of these storms that. genoa badly hit as you can see it's reinforced walls collapse that was your soul over the place but. others sunk partly a civil protection use be mobilized to help locals and to monitor high risk areas around the plough. so without international if you come so is appreciated by us on the way how a massacre say the mail has got americans increasingly worried about politically motivated hate speech that's ahead. bamma really was very european in his approach he would be very well suited.
brussels for example he doesn't represent america is america for better or worse and i think what we're trying to do here is to let the world see. here. join me every first week on the alex simon sure and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic probably the only and. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk.
again welcome back in the u.s. the man accused of gunning down eleven jewish worshipers in that synagogue last weekend on a separate suspect accused of sending mail bombs of appeared in court. donald trump announced his plans to visit the scene of a synagogue massacre backlash was spock's across u.s. media outlets the coverage focused on whether or not the crimes were politically motivated or the result of a spike in hate speech and crucially whether the president has contributed to that it was known to the media against his visit either. personally i would like him to stay away if he can come and not make it about himself and not make a political issue and certainly why not he is fueling those people who are extremists and i am very very sad for this country if this could be the start of
getting along them so be it and i think that would be a good thing we need to start working together in the wake of those incidents social media sites have come under increased scrutiny in both cases the suspects of this press the hostility online the alleged pittsburgh government robert gregory boas wrote a series of anti semitic posts on the social network dot com and then in the wake of the massacre the website which is popular with the so-called all right and free speech advocates was taken down indeed and there was also cesar l teary say york he's the man reported to have sent a series of mail bombs and he was active on twitter and he's believed to have written death threats to politicians including the former vice president joe biden on the platform we put the links between social media and hate speech up for debate . we don't want people telling us what we can and can't post and you don't also want to have the government telling companies what they can and can't put you know having said that. the companies themselves have
a moral obligation i think an ethical obligation you know like like facebook or twitter to prevent. incitement their sites but that's for them to do and it ought to be something that the public pressures them to do not the government requires them to do but it should be naturally what you would do with social media platforms that these social media whether it's facebook twitter you tube they can't be held responsible for who ever post anything on their on their websites and that was so that you know we can continue to thrive in tech expansion now of course hate speech speech is protected in america even though hate speech is horrible and abysmal and that is a protected right of speech we can't arrest somebody for for an opinion that they might have no matter how egregious or ugly that opinion seems there are solutions to the problem of the power of google or the power of facebook or the power of twitter and those are to break the damn things up it's the same problem we have with newspapers and with in broadcasting you know we have these giant conglomerates
that control all our media and they determine what gets in and what doesn't get in the all these organizations should be broken up shouldn't be allowed to have the monopolies that they have we don't want the government coming down and telling us what we can and can't do especially when it comes to social media but i think if we put the power within social media company executives then we're just saying we don't want government to regulate it but we want these powerful business to regulate it and so we're just putting the power into one of the persons hand we're looking at three of four major social media platforms and much of the speech comes down and so we have to we have to consider the fact that it would be a lot more beneficial to have twenty thirty forty social media platforms i think the main thing is to accept personal responsibility and really to grow up i mean the. public does need to grow up and only accept responsibility but not engage in these things and then we can put proper public pressure. amid america's somewhat
toxic political atmosphere these days hillary clinton is now facing about l'arche after judging that african-americans a look alike she was correct to an interview mixed up to democrat politicians using of cory booker's and using comedy him in your kill file i don't know anything about him saying kick them in the shins essentially start to get to that kind of political i was eric holder airco airco harasser i know they all look alike no they don't. well there. were many ford but here clinton on twitter over the races for the joke some left a bit confused as to why there was no reaction to clinton's words others suggested if it had been donald trump uttering the same line the ridge would have been far more vocal all this is many high profile african-americans are calling on others in the black community now to ditch their support for the democratic party of long been a pillar of the democrats base. i .
thank. these callers were created by my dear friend and super hero. thrown out the case of wiki leaks founder julian assange contested new rules of the country's embassy in london. being violated because of it but a judge disagreed. planning to end his political asylum one hundred in the united states where he's wanted over releasing a trove of confidential documents. this month they include restrictions on personal visits and a ban on communications that might cause diplomatic harm to ecuador the wiki leaks publisher sought refuge inside the embassy six years ago but relations with key to
have soured under the current government leading to this current standoff with his lawyers it's clear this protocol was issued with strict respect for international law the ecuadorian state has an international responsibility to protect mr sunshine human rights activist peter tatchell told us he believes ecuador is trying to wear a sandwich down here with a view to getting him out of that embassy let's be clear the conditions imposed on during a songe by the ecuadorian authorities are extremely draconian they are in some respects similar to the kinds of restrictions their prison they would face in a maximum security jail now of course in some respects some aspects of these conditions are reasonable but the way they're being imposed very clearly with the intention of making life unbearable for mistress on does appear to be part of a deliberate strategy to make life so bad for him that he voluntarily leaves even
beneath these headlines of fear the bible information about the future stability of peace can often get lost take this headline for example recently seen in the united states air force is very own website. armed and ready stain receives largest ammo shipment in years the article goes on to quote the eighty six that money munitions operations sex and ship section chief one master sergeant david head excitedly lamenting that this is the largest shipment of its kind since operation allied force which took place in one nine hundred ninety nine he is of course referring to the nato bombing of yugoslavia against serbian president slobodan milosevic and his ethnic cleansing campaign master sergeant had went on to inform air force readers that the munitions that we received will be used for future theater operations and the evolving u.s. european command presence. in future theater operations whatever could
that be so so what exactly will these theater operations consist of all because if there was one thing we know hawk watchers you do not move massive amounts of ammunition unless there is a massive amount of fighting on the horizon could it be syria iran ukraine africa take your pick of the u.s. military machines latest propped a bogeyman and you could make a legitimate argument for how these latest arms shipments could be used for member former private british prime minister david lloyd george once famously declared you are not going to get to peace with millions of armed men the chariot of peace cannot a band still road littered with cannons see pieces not found my friends through fire superiority contrary what the bumper stickers may say peace can only be found if you start watching the hawks.