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skeptic britain is in out referendum by the end of twenty seventeen other bloc members appear to lose trust in a united europe as well. three in troops fight for control of a rebel stronghold never lebanese border be a key arms supplier for opposition forces at least fifty eight people have died in the battle for the city. will make allegations iran gives the go ahead for u.n. inspectors to visit one of its nuclear facilities only if they sign a protocol at this suspicion about the country's nuclear program speak to the head of the international nuclear watchdog.
international news and comment twenty four hours a day you're watching r.t. to stay or to go that's the question center stage of british politics as a pros and cons of membership are thrashed out drove to build on an in out referendum recently issued by the ruling conservative party as it must be held before the end of twenty seventeen that's been hailed as paving a clear route towards change and opinion polls suggest an exit from the e.u. is the most likely route let's take a look at a survey by the euro barometer polling center back in two thousand and seven they found almost half the u.k. population didn't trust the european bloc forty nine percent that and with anti sentiment growing in recent years a similar survey in twenty twelve revealed that sixty nine percent of those who took part where you were a skeptic. he's all of a has been finding out what others in europe think about britain starts. should it stay or should it go britain's future in the e.u.
is getting serious air time at home that we're better off out now whether britain should remain in the gate for britain to leave the european union to those that britain would leave behind think about an e.u. with no u.k. britain it's important but the truth is of course you are could survive without britain it still would be european union it would be still a very large market it is possible it is thinkable we can have a european union without britain among germany's euro skeptics there's a grudging respect for their british counterparts challenging brussels bureaucracy however they fear they could be in for more of that bureaucracy should the u.k. leave it will probably have a backlash for the european thinking and then they may think well now we have these odd balls out and we can go even farther with a way of centralizing everything and even overregulating more than we have already and how do the german people feel about britain looking into divorce.
if they want to go than they should if they don't use the euro it's not really. i couldn't care less but if that's what they want then we'll just continue without them. we can't leave europe never became part of it because of the iron mentality and colonial past. they are not in the euro zone if they want to leave i say go for it i'm not sure what they'll get out of. those germans that say that they are concerned whether the k. remains in the european union or not they find their infer something of a shock should the united kingdom opt for independence because if the u.k. were to leave the single market would train by fifteen percent and three hundred billion euro worth of annual trade would face extra costs and this would affect of course everyone those in german chancellor angela merkel's own party have wondered
if the u.k. ever truly became a member of the e.u. great britain and then to a part of europe for more than one thousand years has always been an uneasy with been a member of the european union so now it comes to before we have to deal with some whole having promised britain a referendum on e.u. membership it's going to be almost impossible for this government of the next to take the issue off the agenda if that split does come about it's sure to bring about changes but perhaps not too many tears from the heart of europe. peter all of her party. financial doldrums and toughing austerity have been fueling dissatisfaction of the policies across the continent research has revealed many people in the bloc are losing faith in european project. they'd rather be better off on their own tests are silly it has been gauging the mood among members. oh if we're talking about the gloomy situation here in europe it's no longer just the
naysayers or the so-called euro skeptics who are voicing their pessimism ordinary citizens across europe have now been starting to change their minds really on this entire european project if you look at a couple of recent surveys one is the pew study it shows that right now less than half of the european citizens support this entire a european project that they're even optimistic about it it's at forty five percent right now down from sixty percent a last year and this of course has largely to do with the entire economic situation we've seen dismal numbers come out this week putting nine out of seventeen euro zone countries in a recession and if you look at one of those countries which is france it is also one of the two poor countries at the very foundation of the creation of this union seventy seven percent of the french feel of that economic integration has been bad for their economy that more business within the e.u. has undermined their own economy and if you look at the biggest concern of
a citizens here it is the lack of jobs at seventy eight percent and that is not surprising considering that the e.u. has reached record unemployment rates are still continuing to rise youth unemployment here we've seen that going up above fifty percent in countries like greece and spain and the optimism really has gone down into the most pessimistic countries really france and italy not seeing any future for the young people we've seen a rise in suicide rates again in countries like greece spain and italy we've seen unemployment skyrocketing poverty among young people children here in belgium has just gone up as well as a result of a lot of parents losing their jobs so these numbers are just confirming the kind of pessimism that is across europe it's not again just an opinion of the euro skeptics or naysayers these are figures of citizens themselves creating this european union looking at what the future holds for them and they really are. not very optimistic
at all. or should others consider an e.u. exit including its largest economy some say it's germany even more of the glow in the euro currency on that wired dot com. also europe was there long before britain joined in french president francois long breaks the u.k. pressure to reform the e.u. that's on our website. it is time for us to settle this question about britain and europe. and more stories ahead for you including families by the court of protection in the u.k. . jailed for trying to take care of elderly father we bring you the story of one woman who was secretly thrown into prison for trying to take on the state that's coming up in just a few minutes. syrian government forces are regaining control of strategic area long held by the rebels at least fifty eight people have been killed
in the battle for what's considered a key weapon smuggling route for opposition forces in the lebanese border syrian troops have reportedly entered the center of the city retaking the main square musical building. had been dropped throughout the last weekend citizens to evacuate the area before the offensive which involved heavy shelling of rebel strongholds the battle for the city in the contested homs province is a huge plant roadsides is a turning point but crucial in deciding the conflict journalist and other magazine he has more. on the north of the city that is the full control over the east in western. side of the city the was liberated the center of the center city is related and to the surprise is the syrian army managed to make a full circle around the city fighting position a position fight is the main achievement is. stop that line of supply chain between
lebanon and syria most of the fighters from different areas and syria in order to gather in course sokol said become the capital of pollution this opposition move very slowly but it's wise for the studies to additionally speaking they managed to make first they started from the west from western side of the of this of the city and the ordinary is they control this this loan with some fighters from lebanon some extremist group were preparing to go into syria to fight with that it builds going to make they were going to make a kind of a bigger front in order to fight and expand. the fighting line between government and opposition by this now we have limited the. one to one part of the city the international arena and international fear has started to change with the russian american agreement. it's less acceptable. acceptable for countries
to go against american will by providing more weapons but that if aleutian. in syria by this it's a kind of a green line for the syrian government forces to go into that it will. say which is that of course now by this no more smuggling will go on. coming from cut off from other countries of course in the u.k. has been stoking controversy exercising sweeping powers to decide the fate of families and individuals judged to make their own decisions children have been separated from their parents and some people even jailed or secretive body to protection of these pretty boy cometa one family at the center of its most notorious cases. when john maddox was diagnosed with dementia his children ivan and wanda intended to give him the best care they could but they clashed with social workers and their local council which took the family to the secret court of
protection it will that the eight year old lack the mental capacity to make his own decisions and needed to live in a special care home he didn't want to be in a home basically told he didn't want to be in a home. he wanted to be the one to go with one to the final home when he went and swear to god to look after him but. the court makes rulings on behalf of citizens deemed too unwell to be responsible for their own affairs it has power to take control of assets and separate family members all in secret wonder and i even want a loud to take their father out of the state run facility or even discuss his living arrangements with him so we can't ask you want to go. but i didn't want to tell him that it didn't mean i was any more they got it because of the court protection and the sickos will do whatever they want with finances in its house
what works are going to be locked up in these rooms week long. i don't feel free in order to mount a legal challenge to the secret court ruling wonder took her father to see a solicitor one day tried to draw attention to the case but was sentenced to prison for contempt of the secret court so instead of caring for her father like she wanted to she had to spend two months in here in the company of criminals or crime the first two days i was in the prison i cried because nobody you treated like an ardent criminals in michigan and there you really cannot challenge the question as to whether somebody has mental capacity or not without talking to them and she was in prison firstly for taking her father to see a solicitor in birmingham. which makes it sound quite draconian well in a sense it's worse than dr drew conan because draco would not have gone that far when i was in the chair i was frightened because the list meant to phone calls so i
was afraid to speak to dad. because i'm the commission's report on this and also you know in case they got in more trouble meanwhile her brother and i even watched their father's health deteriorate under the strain of her absence in the end when he moved into that final room that was the end of him and he wanted it wanted still moved him anything i said you've got to know this she divorce. she's put herself in prison port observers say the difficulty with justice behind closed doors is that no one knows if the lawyer is being followed the evidence is heard in private defendants often lack legal representation and i want to allow to publicize their case but nelson's it is giving the state too much power to intervene in people's lives preventing people complaining about what's been done to them is never right the government's faced a barrage of criticism over the practice of secret justice justice secretary chris grayling has said i have written to the president of the court to ask him to look
at what steps can be taken to increase transparency while continuing to protect the interests of vulnerable adults but john maddox never got to go to his home or to his family he died in january of this year it's worried me what what they've done that taken away from a spark and the wording of what's going on to us when we get older you know you've got to be really careful. not safe like. r.t. stoke on trent or so to come if we take a look at the latest twist in iran's nuclear deadlock us in just a couple minutes here on r.t. . dangerous experiments on prisoners they want to make money and they have healthy guinea pigs in the regular society they're not able to use prisoners i mean they
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some other news making headlines around the world reports coming in of a double car bomb attack in iraq border town of basra now run according to police the explosion has killed eleven people and left dozens injured further westenra gunmen killed ten policeman for attacking and burning down the military post more ports coming in the fog explosions in baghdad we'll have more as we get it. some five hundred members of a notorious libyan islam a screw battle police in the streets of to newsies capital on sunday you can one person dead from a ban on the hardline islamist conference but the street violence. claimed responsibility for killing the u.s. ambassador to the libyan city of benghazi last september. has been struggling could contain its extremist religious elements since its arab spring. the u.s. has been in the grip of extreme weather for the last twenty four hours leaving at
least one person dead as many as twenty six tornadoes ripped through the country's central air is forcing oklahoma governor to declare a state of emergency in tornadoes hit along with massive hail and thunderstorms local weather service in the world of the possible destruction. there ron is ready to allow atomic inspectors into one of its facilities but only if they sign a protocol that detaining i should say their suspicions over the country's nuclear ambitions well that was the message from iran's ambassador to russia to the un's nuclear watchdog want to take a look at the facility in it tehran suspecting it's a nuclear test site political analyst side one hundred marandi told r.t. is done with saying western nations are unwilling to compromise on the issue. for each give there must be a take in other words if you run takes a step forward but i must also give something in return and vice versa what the
iranians are saying is that part of a chain which is a military complex is it's fine with iran for the i.a.e.a. to inspect at site but the iranians wanted to be done within a comprehensive framework otherwise if the iranians allow the i.a.e.a. inspectors inside there is no reason to prevent the americans from giving when they find nothing then the americans will say no well it wasn't that building it was another building in the parching site that you need to see and this story will go on forever and ever so the iranians are saying let's sign a comprehensive agreement and then we will allow you into the side and return you have to give something to us if it is proven that there is nothing there that is dangerous or suspicious then the i.a.e.a. must give us a sign of approval so it's very easy from the perspective of the iranians to resolve but i say chief is basically someone who is controlled by the united states he was installed by the united states and he is one willing to resolve the
situation would you say this is why didn't it did the world powers they runyan talks in kazakstan last month and who would you say is the more stubborn of the two sides the other side because of the situation that western countries have brought about as unable to make a decision and to move forward constant threats made by israel are themselves a sign that it is an irrational regime and a hostile regime and the fact that the united states and western countries supported every time it makes a threat against the iranians again shows the iranians that western countries do not behave rationally when it comes to iran israelis who would lose militarily as well as politically because the international community aside from the west. they would recognize israel as the aggressor state and they would cause further instability in the region which does not serve the interests of the united states or israel so the iranians really at this stage don't take any threat of military
attack as serious but it does see it as a sign of israeli in human behavior but iran and u.n. officials are to kick off another round of nuclear talks in vienna on tuesday their tenth meeting since early last year the i.a.e.a. wants to resume inspections of tehran's facilities which it thinks on carrying out atomic bomb research well he spoke to the organizations director general to get his take on this latest meeting in a pretty. on may twenty first in vienna six party talks on iran's nuclear issue will be held these talks were inspired by the international atomic energy agency and to discuss the upcoming negotiations in vienna and many other issues were joined by the director general of the organization mr yukiya amano many thanks for finding time for this interview with us thank you for inviting me now let's jump straight into
the fray on iran about the talks in vienna. i've heard many opinions that these talks would hardly bring any resolution to the matter of the ongoing stalemate which has been going on for many years now what is your opinion do you think that the west is actually interested in facilitating any kind of peaceful solution i believe that all other countries are very much interested in resolving the outstanding issue related to iran by diplomatic means of course the i.a.e.a. is determined to do its best to resolve for the funding issues diplomatic talks and that is why we have had ten rounds of negotiations with iran to find a way to resolve the issues the fact is that until today we have
not yet reached agreement but will continue if we just had the meeting with iran on the fifteenth of may. it was only very intensive meeting. till we have differences and we could not reach agreement with the one of the latest reports by the international atomic energy agency says that iran does not provide the necessary cooperation with the agency does that give any grounds to suspect that iran is actually having a nuclear weapons program in the come. three we are not saying that iran has nuclear weapons or iran. decided to develop nuclear weapons but we have pieces of information that indicate that iran was involved in these. two development of nuclear explosive devices was it absolutely certain that iran had a nuclear weapons program or a nuclear explosive devices program back in the days and is there any indication
that things happening right now basically it's a yes or no question do you believe that iran is still involved in nuclear weapons program. that iran has a case too. we don't have yet the answer mr i don't have one quote from you here we have credible information that iran continued its activities beyond two thousand and three where is this information coming from from various sources we have this information from open source we have. information. we have from. formation coming from some ten countries we have various information and we do not depend on one piece of information i had this question asked several times on twitter when i said that i will be in syria new today. do you think that such a passage in the language between the west and iran happening at the moment can create an opportunity for something like in iraq
a scenario in iran i think it is except in the opposite in november two thousand and eleven i shared the information that indicate possible military activities. to new korea we did not draw a conclusion but we have asked iran to clarify the issue if iran clarifies the issue. the international community can have confidence in activities and we are ready to help them to clear. these. concerns so what i am doing is to resolve the issue through diplomatic means. this is exactly what happened in the second gulf war i would like the people and the stand in the the. difference. is a technical organization i mean we do not involved in the politics we are fully
aware. of very political environment anything related to nuclear is political. that is why we should be neutral and clinical thank you so much mr amano for your time and for your answers thank you thank you very much. where you can see that full interview by tuning in to r.t. at eight hundred forty five g m's. well coming on top of the human guinea pigs and pharmaceutical drug trials in the u.s. stay with us.
although i was born after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burned himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news said that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the average ball garion and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that collapsed at least six ball gary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why krista god see a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked to bulgaria and protesters claims that those who suffer immolate are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and that people are actually becoming a stealth check for communism because at least that system at the people's basic
needs the current democratic system from the populace perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better ball gary's chances believe me but that's just my opinion.
get about one hundred needles in there is going to leave a mark that's what i'm sure i've been in studies where we had one hundred sticks and like fourteen days that's a lot more traffic than i going through my veins i mean that's what i'm being paid to do i've been paid to be opposed prodded. tested and if i don't want to do that i won't be here doing it i have to believe that i'm doing something to help out society i could be saving i was that many people. do i really believe that. it's hard to hear. when the stare. my name is robert helms and i am a professional guinea there's a take take relationship between me and the pharmaceutical companies my name is robert helms and i am a professional going to pick they need bodies to do the testing.