RT News - September 10, 2017 (17:00 MSK)

North Korean media claims Kim Jong-Un has ordered scientists to increase their efforts to develop nuclear weapons. The move comes as Washington says Pyongyang is, quote, "begging for war." The Syrian army breaks Islamic State's three-year blockade of the city of Deir ez-Zoir, marking a turning point in the war against terror in the country. With Germany's election looming, Chancellor Merkel's had a tough week - booed on the campaign trail, and even has a tomato thrown at her.