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welcome to the program. once again flaring up on the border between israel and. palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on tuesday and early this morning with. nobody was hurt on either side would cross border threaten to destroy a cease fire that was brokered last november. by the death of a former. israeli prison with this report. basically this was a very heated and uneasy morning for the region there have been protests in several cities including ramallah where i am right now as well there's not loose and hebron now hebron is something that we should be special attention to that was the hometown of. the prisoner who died just very recently in an israeli jail and we're expecting more protests a very kind of i guess strenuous protest to take place there on thursday when when
he will be buried there so we're watching out for that very closely but of course there was also the exchange of fire between israel and gaza for the first time since the november true so really a lot of tension in the air now why is this happening this is happening because of palestinian prisoners sixty four sixty four year old prisoner died in an israeli jail after he was diagnosed with cancer in february or to be more precise he was diagnosed with cancer at the end of february now palestinians are accusing israel of not providing sufficient treatment to the man because he has complained about his health. actually in summer of last year and nothing literally nothing was done . no information was provided until march when doctors told him that he has cancer and literally has days left to live so of course this left a lot of palestinians incredibly angry and of course there is you can see their
sentiments were best expressed by the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. we have sent a letter of complaint to the israeli government and to all the international institutions regarding this unfair action that israel calls the death of my sorrow . in prison we will continue our struggle to free prisoners and i ask you to read a funeral prayer for the minister for prisoner affairs of palestinian authority has also has also called on the international community for ford in. internationally led investigation into the death of the palestinian prisoner of course still people are outraged you have to understand this is the second palestinian prisoner to die in an israeli jail in two months in february a thirty year old man died in israeli jails from a heart attack that has also spurned a lot of protest so we're really at this very uneasy period in the in the in the middle eastern conflict situation and we're watching it very closely because we can
expect more clashes to be happening in the west in the west bank in palestinian territories as well as on the gaza israel border in the immediate future. parties are going to go reporting well we did have the chance to exclusively speak tomorrow one about a good. member of the palestinian parliament and former minister of information we believe support for the palestinian cause is said to grow simply due to the injustice inflicted on the people by that of israel. these settlements and this apartheid system contradicts even the american interest in having stability in the middle east those who think the situation in the middle east will remain as it is short sighted sooner than later with the prevalence of democracy you would see more and more people in the middle east side by the palestinians and demanding the right of the palestinians. so you can watch the full exclusive interview with marwan barghouti that will be here
at. eighteen forty five g.m.t. . north korea has suspended south korean access to a joint industrial zone it's pyongyang's latest move to ratchet up tension with the south and north korean leaders have already declared a state of war while the watchful u.s. is building up its military muscle in the area south korea based journalist joseph kim has this report. the south korean president is newly elected north korea doesn't want to test her limits and perhaps she's willing to change her policies towards north korea and the game's main objective is actually to start dialogues with the u.s. with north korea's recent what the u.s. calls provocation is it's actually easier for the united states to prevent its military back and studio something about the pentagon has said that it was wanting to do to rebalance back into east asia so because of this we've seen
a larger increased presence of military expansion by the u.s. into east asia during these early what drills something that we haven't seen before we're seeing a lot of money spent despite the eighty five billion dollars budget cut that the u.s. is currently going through these threats from north korea or what people say are perceived threats have actually become common and to many people in south korea but this time around the rhetoric has actually gotten a lot harsher so many south koreans are actually getting more of an eerie feeling on what this might turn out to be i don't feel a direct threat but i'm getting a little anxious sense can't even the south korean government is taking a coup worse this time so it feels like it's getting closer when the u.s. is more forceful it has a less positive effect from the perspective of a south korean citizen i feel anxious and it doesn't feel like protection. of an
enemy first of all it's not the first time north korea has issued threats so to us we don't feel the threats we don't perceive them to be dangerous but it seems there are a lot of things happening inside kim. it seems that the u.s. is doing those things to make correct evaluation on king john so that the nuclear problem doesn't see it and i'm putting stress with south korea with the joint military drills but i don't think it is really helping in terms of interfering in peace. while i'm on the advisory board of the korea policy institute things that are well as the u.s. can never have enough of us military presence abroad and the korean conflict is no exception. the united states has hundreds over one hundred bases throughout the military throughout the world. if north korea collapses united states stablished military bases right on the border with china and then circumvent of that nation. also because of our middle east deposits in north korea which would be useful for
exploitation by u.s. corporations and the united states. has never tolerated a country that won't put its economy at the service of a foreign corporation they want to know that about north korea and know that if their approach diplomatic we don't negotiate but if they're threatening respond with firm the third you were kind of a feedback loop where your bombers krishna's come in and cut off all negotiations were never at work and nothing since since the last several years obama is following a policy of what he called strategic patience which is enough to act a slow strangulation of north korea through sanctions and economic measures in the hope that it will collapse at some point in time it's good to have you with us here on r t today the race for the top job has kicked off in venezuela as the country's acting president nicolas maduro prepares to take on his main opposition rival that of and that he can't up unless by thawing to replace the country's late charismatic
president hugo chavez who died last month following a long battle with cancer. who is the former confidant and designated chavez is looking to continue in the footsteps of his predecessor i mean while centrist state governor who's been dubbed the u.s. sponsored candidate has vowed to deliver a free market economy and strong welfare spending my colleague kevin allen spoke to dr francisco domingo head of latin american studies at middlesex university and he says despite the good intentions a complete chance of scoring a top job well it's all rather slim. nicolas maduro is demonstrated to be a formidable communicate so he's his own person is able to use symbolic language he used the masses very he conveys very good messages he's very good very astute politically and i think he's doing very well thus where he's leading in the polls is gaining if you like from the spontaneous outpouring of grief or for chavez is he
capitalizing one of a better word on the grief oh i'm sure there is a lot of sentiment about it i mean now that chavez was a figure of haters in the international media now the population of venezuela realize how much he was loved was two million actually that came out in the streets to be a bit him fair world as he possibly was the biggest demonstration in the history of the country and any candidate whoever they are would be foolish not to use it however the key point is that i think is the message people are saying you know the mother is saying to them do you want the continuation of what you had with him for forty years improve in a perfect need or do you want to go back to the bottle days of republic which the british represent and the message in that sense is very clear that model isis is living between ten to forty percent in the polls. all right i still to come in the program here one on t.v. with open arms and the u.n.
adopts a treaty aimed at trolling exports of conventional weapons hoping to advance humanitarian concerns but critics say that it's well phrasing leaves too much room for interpretation the details just around the corner for the. wealthy british style it's sometimes. hard. to. markets why not scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports on.
the new cover international airport in the very heart of moscow. from moscow this is our team with me rory sushi i the united nations has adopted its first ever treaty designed to control the global trade in conventional weapons . that was already dubbed historic although the document has no in forstmann
mechanism let's take a closer look at what it's aimed at achieving here one see also of the treaty bans countries from exporting arms to embargoed states and prohibits the sale of weapons so those who could use them to carry out war crimes are acts of terrorism also the document requires states to prevent conventional from getting into the black market or the un chief or so the document will become a powerful new tool to help prevent human rights abuses with some states point held that the deal is ambiguous unlocking clarity. reports on what it means for the world's major exporters the u.s. accounts for thirty percent of global arms sales russia twenty six percent germany friends china seven six five percent respectively the figures are provided by the stockholm international peace research institute they cover the last four years of arm sales by the way this global. is worth around seventy billion dollars and four
out of five of the world's largest stakeholders in this business happen to be permanent members of the un security council two out of which abstained from the vote that is question china they cite a lack of clarity in the language of the treaty in the part where it says arms transfers should be subjected to risk and human rights assessments first so it's supposed to tie arms sales to the buyers record on human rights which sounds like a very good idea but then this raises all kinds of questions like do brain or saudi arabia have a perfect human rights record so the treaty leaves lots of room for all kinds of interpretations russia being actually supportive of the effort to regulate arms sales says it abstained from voting for the treaty also because it does not been arms sales to non-state actors. despite the cause of the number of states it was not reflected was the ban of the supply of weapons to known or thrown state into these this is a significant shortcoming which will inevitably have impact on the effectiveness of
the international arms trade treaty. even though the united states supported the treaty at the way congress has made it clear that they will not let anyone tell the west who to sell arms to so it would be like the kyoto protocol the one that set obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases the u.s. also signed it and yet never ratified it gun manufacturers like lockheed martin or a northrop grumman have an origami of lobbyists on capitol hill to make sure that their ability to sell weapons and profit is not constrained in any way but then thomas countryman the assistant secretary of state at the american delegation to the talks defended the treaty saying it will actually give american weapons manufacturers a better competitive competitive position in the world so maybe the u.s. government is actually trying to help its gun producers by supporting the treaty anyway the international community seems united on one thing and that is something
has to be done about the unabated flow of arms in the world but as they say the devil is in the details in washington i'm going to go. now the taliban has claimed responsibility for attacking government offices in western afghanistan at least twenty one civilians were killed and more than seventy five wounded during the onslaught in the tunnel thought about the latest violence comes despite attempts by kabul to appease the militants afghan president has said the taliban could be given a chance to enter politics and even contest the country's top post according to one hundred karzai the taliban leader may run for the presidency in next year's elections but only if the militants renounce terrorism and towards the contributor afshin rattansi says the insurgency is gaining popularity among afghans and their. supplying nato forces actually helping to boost. the american public maybe thinking what was the point of this debris relatives of all those thousands dead they must
be getting a very strange picture of afghanistan if the taliban under mullah omar is going to run afghanistan is it going to be a pullout of course lots of people are asking there hundred fifty thousand nato troops there now and already people are talking about fifteen thousand remaining on five different bases the continuous drone attacks and the atrocities committed by u.s. and nato and i say have troops of course do catalyze pro taliban support it was only in the past week or so that a u.s. commando unit were thrown out of new york province after allegations of complicity in kidnapping torture and summary executing people in the province because i told the americans they better get out and of course those kinds of atrocities around town and support. and artie's lucy catherine often has reported from afghanistan believes cause ice just playing politics while his closeness to the west makes him a lame duck president. he's made this point numerous times before calling for the
taliban to participate in elections is that stand is so open and democratic that even mullah omar were he to disarm essentially could run for office of course the reality is that this is a complete political nonstarter because the taliban have been very clear in their position they do not see the karzai government as being legitimate they have openly called it a puppet of the united states they refused to hold any sort of negotiations much less view the constitution as legitimate or offer any sort of candidate so again this is just sort of wishful thinking perhaps or rather a rhetorical remark by president hamid karzai than any sort of reality on the ground because the taliban has refused to negotiate with him there really isn't very much that carves i can do in the situation for the taliban the number one position is this effectively to remove all foreign troops from the ground in afghanistan in order to do that why negotiate with the so-called puppet government when we can talk to the occupiers themselves but there's divisions within the
taliban as well do they actually hold negotiations or do they fight until the occupiers the u.s. forces leave the country there are also divisions within the obama administration about this because while this war has been encouraged probably costly to the united states and the taliban have long been an enemy for the u.s. many factions in the administration see the political solution as the only possible sort of way forward i mean it's been more than clear that military might isn't enough to eradicate the taliban so somehow talks have to take place but at the end of the day i don't think anyone actually realistically expects peace with the taliban anytime in the next few years for sure when i was in afghanistan most of the afghans that i've spoken to have seen this deadline with with the looming trepidation in fact they think that once the americans draw down and there's no indication the americans will fully withdraw from the country but of course that will leave a massive power vacuum there is the potential for the country to descend into civil war and it also really remains to be seen what happens with the elections in two
thousand and fourteen because again if the country doesn't isn't seen as sort of having legitimate. elections it really could spark much much much further unrest than we've seen so far. you're watching from moscow when police there on fit to protect women from abuse in india technology comes to the rescue and find out on our web site engineers have come up with their sex crimes and that is a rapist police alerting. south to the end of world war two it's legacy still. learn about the latest alert at the capital's central railway station that's at. five twenty pm here in the russian capital as the british government champions for further austerity and scores of families across the nation are struggling to put food on the table meanwhile supermarkets and restaurants are throwing perfectly
edible products away wasting tons of food every year investigating this story. so it's again going to be going through a desert. down here we've got. lots and lots of. spring onions. again. goods and absolutely free daniel volunteers at the people's kitchen it's an eco conscious collective in east london their aim to save food that would have been thrown away by shops and markets at the end of a day's trading today daniel and chef tom are preparing to wow two hundred dinah's with a feast made from discarded food as a chef of simply being wise to every restaurant i've ever done on the big supermarkets and even larger scale at these big markets so the food that we're taking is not good enough to so to get to throw away it's kind of agree there's
a forgotten the nobody's really doing anything about it in the western world and it's just sad really that nobody has respect for the food it's just kind of ok to get someone to throw it in the bed when there's people starving not just in the other countries where this food came from. in this country one in five of the u.k. population lives below the poverty line but there's a dramatic discrepancy the rest of the population spends an average of just eleven percent of its budget on food the institute of mechanical engineers says that that's fueling a tragic throwaway culture with four point four million tonnes of food. avoidably each year in this fridge. it's ridiculous he had loads of reasons you can see. these are just perfectly good maybe one or two bad ones really a matter of sorting them having someone to store them so this is a huge scale the fact that someone managed to salvage for their kitchen is likely
to end up here phil in fact over ten billion pounds worth of food is thrown away in the u.k. each year that's a colossal amount of waste for such a tiny island and before fruit and vege even hits the shelves up to three quarters of it is discarded by farmers just for not looking good enough. at the moment we pay supermarkets and other food businesses to trash the planet to grow food and then waste a third of it we need to make a demand as consumers they change their behavior as well when we go to supermarkets and see that all the carrots straight and all the apples look the same we need to say. why do all those fruits and vegetables look the same what did the supermarket do with all the demand actually they stock fruit and vegetables as they grow in a huge variety of uniformity competitive supermarkets don't help by tempting customers. consumers alert into buying excessive quantities of food.
which ends up in the bin or spent many years visiting the skips of supermarkets and literally you open up a skip and what you see is a ray of perfectly fresh good vegetables and fruits and other foods that have been thrown away and most people think gosh how disgusting to get food out of a bit it's true it is disgusting but what's disgusting is that with throwing away the consumption food and while every link in the supply chain continues to. produce dan can keep proving that finale there really is such a thing as a free lunch. he east london. behind bars without charge and starving for justice hunger. has been engaged in a desperate act of defiance for nearly two months and the risk to their health is certainly growing but u.s. officials continue to downplay the scale of the crisis. head on this
a bit later. so these individuals that thomas keeps wanting described as innocent based upon the obama administration's review have had the opportunity to go in front of a federal judge and get an order requiring their release and a failed to do so so suggesting that the court has concluded there is a legal basis to hold them so i think thomas overstates his case and then with respect to what charles is saying you know verifying that sign an academic should not engage in a little spanish i don't want to engage in are you are you are you a lawyer a little level i think that i think let me finish please i don't want to gauge this question as a political matter but i think it's going to be very difficult for any president whether it's obama or bush or republicans or democrats in congress to want to expend political capital on a politically unfavorable call it is about how to do it justice what does that have to do with justice care what does that have to do with justice off what does it have to do it just exactly thomas go ahead yes it's tough but you do it it's tough
but you do it you do the right thing by the way i don't know whether you know it but i'm the guy who won the right to be it's corpus for those people and if you really know what it's a very thin review of the most any evidence that the government has could you could justify their holding it under hey b.s. that's why the administration did a thorough detailed review for each individual to see whether they really posed a threat and it concluded they don't and they should be relieved. you can see that it is no cross-talk informed later today here on r t but for now though the world of a failed medical experiments the special. speak
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