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twenty years ago the largest country. to subjugate. but had been trying. to get the job. where did it take. britain shotting role in the us rendition program is revealed as american officials space lawsuits from foreign detainees who claim they were tortured and overseas prisons. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is set to become the next cia director but opponents question if something new chief spine will definitely assess the progress of american conflict. and al crimes from families in india who accuse the government of allowing the use of a controversial pesticide which they say is killing their children.
it is ten am and the russian capital you're watching r t with me rena joshua into the program the u.k. failed to track detainees handed over to the u.s. neglecting to protect them from possible abuse the shocking revelations forest's through by british m.p.'s expose a secret agreement over the treatment of prisoners passed over to washington by london daniel bushell met one victim who spent years in america's most notorious overseas prison. morricone as was arrested on the streets and sent to guantanamo for torture after five years america released him without charge to this day the u.s. has given no explanation all said story couldn't as his doing george bush's lawyer alberto gonzalez for ruling tool sure is legal interrogators from the land of the
free are free to cause quote simulated drowning rape instrumentality impairment of bodily function organ failure and even death. because i will not sign. i was forced. and i was not the us refused to even reveal they were holding as his mother his lawyer to find her son it took several years there was no chance to get in contact with. it's a shame that states what happened in this plot. the national law and it's simply impossible that twenty first century.
put some. extra. room. you have. pushed for moves to end the practices they are imposing a set of standards on our intelligence communities in terms of interrogating prisoners there are people we think will be ineffective you know the classified memo gonzalez did warn us goods it was legally safer to perform torture on foreign soil ministers and the european union were glad to oblige e.u. agreed to help arrest and transport people to countries where they could be tortured in a meeting here at nato headquarters in two thousand and one detainee's may or may not have been guilty since they never received a real trial we just called know for sure. looked it on the promise to show. but he's even appealed u.s. court rulings which give detainees some royds two years on prison still open for
business but all washington street. crimes against humanity sociopathic street and so is your plea for participating and what exactly is the executive from bush down now for going abroad after foreigners ford lawsuits over. when the world was america's said bush is advisor we will all be ashamed don't you bushell artie braman. they are going commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan general david petraeus is set to become the new cia chief the u.s. looks to be moving away from his heavy approach towards washington stands firm on a master pullout from afghanistan but the generals sense to his new role behind the wheel of global covert operations raises doubts that he can be impartial are you scale and ford has more. think he's been called the rock star four star
he is without question one of the finest officers and military minds of his generation the architect of modern counterinsurgency m a s quite often those are all of those what do you think should happen in afghanistan and my first response is well whatever general petraeus says that's the direction in which we are going to that's the common respect here for you general david petraeus. petraeus was on capitol hill to be confirmed as the next director of the central intelligence agency and truth my goal in uniform has always been to convey the most forthright and accurate picture possible i have to be sure offered more positive assessments than the intelligence community did but although he's been lauded as the man responsible for america's strategy in iraq former c.n.n. pentagon correspondent jamie mcintyre says he has his detractors a lot of people see him as very ambitious very calculating playing the system telling the american people what they want to hear. and
a lot of people also some critics also think that the success that the u.s. is tolerating in iraq is vastly overstated and despite his star power some in the military say petraeus is better at navigating the media and washington than a battlefield it's called the green zone hero. these are your senior officers who never actually saw any action who have never themselves been under direct or have never pulled the trigger and killed anyone in combat although president obama called him a quote lifelong consumer of intelligence others are skeptical that the trainers will fit in at the cia their evaluation of the regular evaluation of afghanistan have been generally diametrically opposed to what the troops has said his characterization of conditions on the ground in that country bears no resemblance to what people in the central intelligence agency to say general petraeus spent thirty seven years in uniform but will hang it out to leave the cia as a civilian senate republican leaders praised president obama's decision for quote
choosing competence in continuity but that same continuity means betrayers will be in charge of assessing his own success in iraq and afghanistan in ford r.t. washington d.c. . as a general slide over to the cia even nature of war seems to be shifting with him and u.s. president says the troop pullout of from afghanistan was possible because the taliban's momentum has waned despite calls from top military brass for a more gradual drawdown a former cia officer jack rice says washington's confused its enemies in the country. i think if the department of defense and the white house are probably mischaracterizing how this is successful if you will one of the problems is that somehow the u.s. has broken the taliban or is separating the taliban from al qaeda well the fact is is that the taliban and credit were separate organizations from the beginning and you simply characterize them as the bad guys as all the same guy was one of the
biggest mistakes that the united states ever met i think you are going to see more instability when i talk to people in other parts of the country do you look at president karzai as a crook do you see him as somebody who's doing nothing but protecting himself and his own age of ocracy is not here but you know what at the same time anybody who thinks the u.s. are the only europeans can roll into a country and simply so we have decided we're going to we're going to do with democracy equals i can't imagine any country in the world where a foreign army would walk in and say we're going to give you something who is going to. be watching like you live from moscow so i have for you in the program world beating technique to cure heart disease find out how cardiologists are treating irregular heartbeats using electric shocks. also the hot and she says that broadly here is of two southern nations to the world's oldest continent on the details in just a few moments here in r.t.
. it's cheap effective and highly toxic and is a pesticide banned in most countries but so widely embraced by farmers in india however its use carries great consequences with a whole generation of children suffering devastating health problems and while the government claims there is no affordable alternative to the chemical ordinary families are paying a price you may find some of the images and pretty shooters report the survey. this girl's body is the size of a baby but in reality she's five years old in her short life syria has endured an operation to reduce the size of her abnormally large head and she's not the only one suffering like this the doctors who have to put a tube into our child's hand otherwise there would be complications and serious mother thinks she knows what's caused it here in the cashew plantations in india southern state of carola the government sprayed
a highly controversial pesticide endosulfan on the crops during the ninety's that the people here say is causing a generation of deformed children victims groups believe there are around nine thousand children like syria with swollen heads and developing at only half the rate they should first some parents that prospect is too much choosing abortion sometimes disturbingly late my daughter was operating on in the eighth months of her pregnancy until recently india with the only country in the world which allowed the youth of ngo self in the agricultural ministries that there with them clean no other cheap alternative to the powerful pacified but after mounting pressure at home and abroad the supreme court voted on an eight week ban of the path is that which is thought to expire in mid july while studies show the endosulfan causes severe developmental and reproductive problems in both humans and animals proponents of the pasta site say their rivals are the ones pushing this ban the.
only new goal of. when you. put the families of the sick feel that they've been forgotten for long enough. oh there is no value for human life it's all about the money people don't care about each other these days people who have money are categorized as high caste and the poor people are counted as low cost and nobody cares whether we're dead or alive the families are drained emotionally and financially their life savings wiped out to care for their severely disabled children. i feel very sad when i see my child like this it's disturbing we have to tolerate it. there's little point waiting for government relief repeated requests fall on deaf ears in the capital all these families can do is make the most of the short lives their disfigured children will
have most will die before their twentieth birthday preassure either r.t. carola india. let's check out other international news we have for you today the u.s. secretary of state has warned of and ask away should risk after reports that syrian forces raided a village near the turkish border hillary clinton said it could deep in the conflict worsen the plight of refugees its troops using snipers and tanks were seen on the syrian side of the border on thursday forcing more people to flee to turkey over ten thousand have sheltered in camps and almost fifteen hundred have been killed since the crackdown on anti-government protesters started in march. has pledged to how greece with its woes over a looming bankruptcy and debt the country gave vital bailout funds once parliament passes freshest already measures next week if we're going to start prove a further twenty billion euros in budget cuts over five years if these are passed
we get another twelve billion euros in cash spart of the current bailout package from eurozone countries and the i.m.f. . to future earthquakes have hit in the pacific ocean near alaska's aleutian islands and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries at tsunami warning issued for coastal areas off the american state was later cancelled the quake struck one thousand miles west of the major alaskan city of anchorage. thousands of students clashed with police in the chilean capital of santiago rioters threw stones at security forces tried to disperse the crowds with water cannon over twenty people were detained according to local media demonstrations demanding an increase in public education funding started three weeks ago students teachers and school managers took to the streets. well it's the latest medical breakthrough using electric shocks to cure abnormal heartbeats moscow
center for cardio diseases took just forty minutes to carry out a life changing procedure doctors hope that innovation will soon be implemented all over the world alice hibbard watched the surgery take place. only nearing the work being carried out so backward as a sense because of the vastness surgery and minimally invasive hybrid centuries being carried out to correct hearts are written it will be a regular heart beats and what's new is that this jury falls into soon the stage is quieter this is the patient's own to read things all can use this amount being a system which is literally a belt placed around the patients with some two hundred forty electrodes attached to it which allows the surgeons to look at the heart and for me dier to really pinpoint the exact location of the regular heart beat see that by the time the patient comes to surgery about to go these operations that we just witnessed the
luke cage should all of the hall people know and the time spent in the pits would be far less than the aforesaid minutes and it's hoped that the accuracy and success of the operation would be far higher it's also true that the recovery period will cause is full on this should you go troll here's the results close to one hundred percent success. interation no control which gives you samadhi approximately sixty percent we know that for the patient is difficult to go for the open heart surgery when years the possibility would be pretty great cancer a new growth whatever the abrasion two or three or four times and then the results become better but did this same kind of damage your atrium becoming bigger and bigger so we would be fired surgeries at this place would be species
and made it very sharp and safe from bleeding in saved from a book and the reason why surgeons are trying so hard to develop this least technology. is because the most recent is all increasingly being recognizes that people for the most a need he would rush of good across the world they can cause a decline in both the length and quality of one's life a poem is still still working it seems straight to the. needy and isn't the way for you to hide a stroke so it is this. formal patience force russia will be able to make you solve this nuisance not insisted. the former legal century which takes the list and will take you to be more accurate since. i was here reporting there well if you missed any of our on air stories just go to our
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she has an obstinate and unpredictable nature of be ready for that if you ever go to and talk to him and she knows no favor to anyone i see an inhospitable land treats all visitors equally from tourists to top officials are to shine thomas has witnessed the world's coldest continent playing host to not one but two national presidents. as a military c one thirty approaches a gravel airstrip the people on land prepare for celebration and official ceremony . the presidents of both chile and ecuador are making an official visit to their respective research stations in antarctica where we are for our lease it is
a very important visit but it is also important for our people as we here at the gate week to receive from talk to and for chile it is very important to support the antarctic treaty. with our important. for president sebastian pinera his visit has the potential to be a political hot point as chile holds a territorial claim over the antarctic peninsula clear down to the south pole but on this particular trip controversies were put aside in favor of a more international message and that has been and should always be. the peace of friendship and it has to be very friendly with nature and the environment is very much committed with that and i'm sure that the russian people share these feelings so to get there we have to say that because because it is a country of the future of peace and also science and technology. or
holds no boundary claim on the continent. is it does hold some national significance of this is a very impressive place you know he's the first time that. he's here in antarctica so very very exciting he's very sort of there for us. hosting not one but two presidents is a tricky business especially in antarctica where much of the planning can be changed at a moment's notice depending on the constantly changing and unpredictable weather we . we have a saying about antarctica that only she knows who can and cannot visit her in fact last year both pres. it's been year and korea to try to visit but could not land because the weather shifted and it was too dangerous. to organizing a puzzler to work this is a delegation of this size is quite difficult logistically they were able to fit in a little bit of russian culture with a visit to the trinity church. traveling with the president's education of both
chile and ecuador's top military brass as well as chile's minister of energy. and while there were photo opportunities and press conferences the main message from these heads of state was one of international cooperation. and thirty case an example of union power money that we can work together so being ordered to. improve. and as their presidential flight leaves the continent after a successful visit those and stay behind to continue their research to ensure that idea of unity is realized in antarctica sean thomas fourteen well you always get asked for videos and they read more about sean's adventures in all corners of the world on his blog. dot com. more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is and charge
it up and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas discovers what makes antarctica so special and attractive for many the wildlife in antarctica is a place in the sun the. expedition to the bottom of the earth artsy. well you know obviously you hate him but he can deny lennon's unique role in russian history a little later we explore the wife of the man known as the father of the revolution . ultimately to change the course of history and starting off here on red square next to the magnificent moscow kremlin show me most of our roots as we take a look at his epic journey and the various landmarks associated with his life.
almost gone with martin anders is coming your way shortly before that will take a look at what's happening in the world of business was retraces stay with us for that. it was universe and welcome to business our team while prices dropped almost five percent on first day after the international energy agency made a surprise announcement that sixty million barrels of oil will be released from
c.g. reserves half of this will be coming from the united states with other major economies providing the rest over thirty day period is only the first time in history the i.a.e.a. has sanctioned a really surprise a move is intended to offset the loss of production from libya currently involved in civil war meanwhile some opec members want of possible council measures to prop up your price nick parsons head of research at the national australia bank explains why he thinks i was taking this unusual step. buying these two reasons the first of these relates to the global economy and bear in mind the central banks around the world central banks and governments alike fairly alarmed at the prospect of rising inflation and oil prices are a major contributor a factor here they certainly don't want to drive their economies back into recession as a byte over tightening interest rates in order to deal with inflation so working
directly at the root cause of these price increases i think is a very very shrewd move so the first reason is because they're concerned with inflation i think the second reason is also to show that the balance of power across the world doesn't lie entirely with opec and i think the opec decision that was taken not to increase production i think did actually upset many. people around the world so partly it's about power it's also about inflation. similar to the current world prices they're in and they're hedging bad cards after plunging on the international energy agency's release of crude reserves although the pace of this recovery is not as high as it was even an hour ago light sweet is up less than a dollar now briggs is up just over one of the. asian shares are trading higher this is on renewed confidence over health to greece and japan exporters are among the main advances with three years in toshiba in the lead however the oil
sector firms weaker with impacts are down around the percent and hong kong's hang seng is up almost two percent and china is in. russia the markets will mostly start trading in the five minutes i was for the myself the r.t.s. is already trading it's up zero point seven percent on thursday the r.t.s. must have soared pretty hefty losses obviously is down two point six percent myself almost two percent this was on the back of the world crisis now looking ahead into the trading session from the capital says russian markets are likely to consolidated current levels the most rational version of the course of events is going to be. a little bit more of risk aversion in europe in the u.s. with regards to russia i think we're we're more likely to see consolidation on current levels and obviously no risk taking is going to be on until the greek australian national takes i think of the best bet is blue chip stocks the ones
there are liquid because obviously we've seen a complete drain over that we start the second tier space so it's the oil and gas is probably the best bet in russia right now. the warning lights on europe's debt crisis are flashing red and that's the verdict of a president and european central banks are closed to share his analysis might be a little behind the curve according to a number of commentators who think it's only a matter of time before the single currency collapses patrick young editor of the gathering storm describes the possible consequences of your of disintegration there is an incredible possibility i mean if the euro actually is going to collapse then there is a very very significant process because after all the euro is the second most important currency on the planet i mean roughly one third of all the world's reserves are in u.s. dollars something like twenty five percent are held in europe so if the eurozone goes into a death spiral that causes
a huge problem because of fundamental crisis of confidence in the money that people hold in their pockets at the same time it quite possibly gives russia an incredible opportunity because in fact it may well be that other currencies such as even the ruble mail to let me be regarded as being seen for heavens for investors and to that end the russian government is going to have a considerable struggle to manage to keep the economy going but hopefully they'll be able to pull through. with excising the headlines with maureen at the stables for.