News with Ed - June 12, 2018
Trump, Kim summit: Mixed reactions from world leaders
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong ended their long awaited summit by signing a joint statement declaring the intention of both parties to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.” World leaders are offering mixed reactions. For more, RT America’s Manila Chan is joined by Sourabh Gupta, policy specialist at the Institute for China America Studies.
Mega Merger: Impact of AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition
A judge has just ruled that AT&T can acquire Time Warner. The Trump administration opposed the merger while the justice department has sued to block it. The merger unites one of the nation’s largest telecom providers with a media giant. For more, RT America’s Manila Chan is joined by former Florida Democratic Party Chair Mitch Ceasar and GOP Strategist Ken Del Vecchio.
‘Airport Dash’: How Russia Ended Kosovo War
As NATO troops took over the Serbian province of Kosovo under a UN-brokered armistice following 78 days of bombing, they found 200 Russian airborne troops at a key airport. WW3 almost started right then and there, but cooler heads prevailed. Colonel Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who commanded the “airport dash,” speaks with RT’s Yulia Shapovalova. Producer Nebojsa Malic then talks to RT America’s Manila Chan about how the Kosovo War changed Russia’s relations with the West.