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find out what's really happening to the global economy cause a report on. live from moscow and downcast dejected edward snowden could stay in russia for a while now a lawyer involved in the case says an intense u.s. manhunt means the wall so blow its plans could now include russian citizenship. a british police agency is sued for compiling lists and feeding data to nato bombers as a man has lost six relatives pushes for it to own up to its fate has. images of western weapons in the hands of militias emerged sparking fears the u.s. government can't control where it's arms end up. and scaring the scots the british government goes on the p.r. offensive telling scottish voters their independence could cost them a heap of problems ranging from lower salaries to pick
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a phone. hello good evening ten pm wednesday night here in moscow is kevin zero in this is r.t. international good to have you with us our top story the man who exposed america's global surveillance network may be looking to settle here in russia least in the medium term edward snowden has been stuck at a moscow airport for three weeks now trapped in a diplomatic limbo. has got the latest on snowden's plans. we've now learned from the lawyer representing mr snowden that russia could become his permanent you home if he does receive temporary asylum it will allow him to live and work freely in russia for one year and after that we are told he might apply for russian citizenship. he told me that he's going to stay in russia and i do not rule out but
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he may stay here permanently and become a russian citizen with all the rights and responsibilities while the lawyer added that mr snowden has been down while he's been holed up at sheremetyevo airport over the last three weeks and was very surprised at the intensity of the manhunt but he says that mr snowden has every chance of getting asylum and says the main reason he has asked for it is because he fears for his own life if he returns back to the u.s. . when asked by immigration service agent why he chose to prosper titian in russia and why he came here who replied that he fears for his life and well being and also fears that he could face torture or execution and what he says sounds quite convincing as the u.s. still administers both capital punishment and torture. now edward snowden has also said that he would not release the documents which could damage u.s. interests while he is on russian territory in his words mr snowden has said that is something he can do it is an important point though because president putin has
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made this a precondition for asylum and he says that in this whole saga it has been russia's role to take a humanitarian stance and the actions it is taking should not be regarded as hostile towards the u.s. and you also said that mr snowden's actions were actually in defense of human rights or they should not stand up human rights work usually carry some cost for those involved when this work is done under the auspices of the united states government with its financial and political support it's quite acceptable but when someone criticizes washington the situation becomes much more complicated the incident with the bolivian president's plane illustrated this well in the coming days he should receive these documents that will allow him to go through passport control here at this airport and then come through the exit and onto russian soil proper because remember at the moment he does not have a valid passport or visa but these documents should arrive with him we understand
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within the next five days while his application for a temporary asylum is process which could take up to three months the next thing is that he would require accommodation is not something he would have to look for effectively he's probably a man feeling much more to ease this afternoon and it could be a new life and a new chapter for him here in russia. our correspondent andrew farmer for the architects part of america's global surveillance network are being called in for another round of questioning too on capitol hill but workers say they want to clear a says this time around adding that spying to this level was never authorized by congress more of the reactions that a promise to friends to our website. developing story here tracking matthew activity and drug trafficking routes are supposed to be what britain serious an organized crime agency was set up to do but the unit may well have gone well beyond that according to recently filed lawsuit the agency compiled
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hit lists and fed targeting data to nato leading to innocent deaths testor of similar reports on the latest of this legal action going on there. it's being launched at the british high court on over the accusations that the serious and organized crime agency or soca had been involved in giving information to nato six so-called kill lists and the lawyers are claiming that this would go beyond the powers of the mandate of the agency as it would be it would mean if proven that directly and being involved in a military conflict that could have resulted in someone's death of the bigger case that this revolves around is the case of that afghan man who had lost five of his family members in a nato missile strike in two thousand and ten where there was a targeted strike and what we call issued forces believe that they were targeting an insurgent leader but in fact it was the family of this afghan matter that is the bigger case that this is a revolver and this is not the first instance where an agency in the u.k.
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has been reportedly polluting or working with the u.s. authorities on the so-called kill list there is one also reports that british authorities colluded with the americans in obama's the obama administration's so-called disposition matrix another kill the so-called kill list let's get more insight on this from joe glanton afghanistan a veteran war campaigner thanks very much for joining us today if proven if if indeed if this is the case if it so could have been involved giving information what exactly does that mean i think we have to look at it in terms of a long term narrative and i think there's been since nine eleven there's been this increasing cost of in measurement of. role between the police the military. think that so that's kind of indicative we have to go back we have to look at that and we have to look at terrorism and the issue of terrorism and how that should be and is in my view and i think in the legal view a criminal issue not
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a military one. and yet we have seen this kind of breaking down this disintegration of the checks and balances which would normally keep these two things apart why is it important to make that distinction between what is criminal a criminal. criminal issues and military well i think it would be easy to answer iraq and afghanistan you can see the devastation which has been caused when when there's been this shift away from what should have been a judicial issue the previous attacks on the twin towers we should recall there was a trial we've always tried it was found guilty and imprisoned they saw it changed nothing can turn into a military spawn's we invaded several. countries on here again. is being raised here are that of the mixing of the role of certain police agencies and the military and the resulting innocent deaths from such cases . coming up shortly hundreds of extra police are being deployed to northern ireland
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has authority tried to put a lid on five nights of rioting across belfast which has left more than seventy officers injured it's coming up. to egypt's new cabinet of the scrutineers it leaves out the was the brotherhood despite its popularity want to sway the vote. america and europe may be squarely behind syria's rebels but large numbers of high caliber u.s. and european weapons are circulating among the other side internet images of shiite militiamen fighting alongside president assad's troops with western arms and urged feeling when concern that washington will be able to control where its weapons end up as artie's go and if you can reports now. what was don't discriminate us made arms our national wing up in the hands of iranian backed militias fighting in syria analyst philip smyth points to photos with hezbollah fighters coding u.s. made m. sixteen s and m.
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force fitted with laser and holographic sights as well as an two or three grenade launchers how do they end up in their hands if there's a will there's a way and if you want to get let's say an m two zero three grenade launcher on an employer car being you'll find a way to get it so long as you have the right amount of money and the right amount of for connections it's not clear whether the weapons were captured stolen or bought on the black market this weapon might be and that. has been from. military only been his army of course illegal but i don't believe that is and as such source could be the source of this weapon in iraq. similar u.s. designed weapons appear in the hands of syrian rebels including fighters with all new sort of front and al-qaeda affiliate the u.s. has designated a terrorist group it shows the alarming tendency for the weapons to change hands in unexpected ways but despite this the obama administration has decided to directly
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arm the rebels in syria a move supported by washington's hawks and we can give them the heavy weapons that they need who's there who's them i know them i've met them they're there unfortunately for senator mccain some of the rebels he met in syria were kidnappers and his office had to issue a statement saying the senator did not know that when he agreed to do a photo op with them but not everyone in washington thinks flooding syria with more arms is the solution a group of congressmen have introduced the legislation to block an authorized u.s. military aid to syrian rebels arguing that the law prohibits any military assistance to syrian opposition forces unless congress issues a formal declaration of war since our nation's security interests in syria are unclear we risk giving money and military assistance to our enemies. there's great ironies supporting the syrian rebels one will be supporting forces that are
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associated with al-qaeda the two thousand and one use of authorization of force said specifically that we could go after the taliban al qaeda and associated forces we will now be one of those associated forces because we will be allied with al qaeda against assad the voice of caution comes not only from the president's opposition in congress but also from former administration officials for us to think we can influence or determine the outcome of that i think is a mistake i thought it was a mistake in libya. and i think it is a mistake in syria we overestimate our ability to determine outcomes you may think that the u.s. has learned the hard way that by arming friends you may be arming your enemy but it seems u.s. leaders yet again are ready to take that risk in washington i'm going to take on. egypt's interim president is sworn in a new cabinet dominated by liberal politician the seat doesn't include anyone though from the muslim brotherhood which propelled the now as did mahmoud morsi into the presidency the first place he has some his group dismissed the cabinet
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formation indeed its supporters and now instead pledging mass demonstrations egyptian constitutional experts told me there will be no come in the country and that's all parties are involved in the political process. if the brotherhood doesn't participate in the transition process or the vision of the constitution what it would mean is that this new constitution that's going to come out of this process will only represent the liberal and conservative sides of society and won't represent the islamist side of the population so would mean that it won't represent a cross-section of id and therefore will not brigitta missy for a long time to come and what it would mean is. that going from one crisis to another for another period of time instead of just performing the constitution without having the brotherhood involved what the ruling authority should do is that they should really engage in a national dialogue to try to decide what the future of this country should look
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like and try to get as many major parties involved as possible and try to get their agreement and this current trajectory will not lead in that direction which is regrettable. still ahead the fourth day of protests across the u.s. over a controversial court ruling thousands around by the quick will of the killer of an unarmed black teenager and even the country's attorney general now want to put the plate on gun control racism we've got live coming shortly hopefully plus to a covered world student games concluding it's not the grand closing ceremony here in russia we some of the event look at the criticism it's had to. some of these traditional chili lines they've been bred into. down from generation . this is a total struction by the culture of mexico i tell you i mean this this is not going to impact asylum in mexico whatever happens here. we're eating antibiotics in the
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scotland's make or break referendum next year is seeing london feverish we try to keep britain together with an anti split campaign know that sometimes verges on scaremongering he's probably boyko reports next on what exactly westminster is doing to suade or try to persuade scots to vote. it's just a very year until scots have to answer a simple yes or no question about whether or not they want to break with the united kingdom or the scottish national party says there's absolutely no doubt that scotland has the potential to be a successful independent nation with a strong economy but the british government wants scotland to stay in the united kingdom. i believe that england scotland wales we are stronger together that we would. it is time to speak out whatever the consequences because something very special is in danger but sense of danger is one that the british government
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has recently been accused of playing on too heavily though in the run up to the referendum westminster has been busy publishing papers on how it believes independence will be bad for scotland the latest and most bizarre caution is about mobile phone bills a new government paper suggests that if scotland breaks away then scots visiting the u.k. and using their phones will need to pay extortionate raving charges the scottish government has already debunked that myth saying that all very mean charges in the european union will be abolished in twenty sixteen but according to whitehall scotland might have to reapply to join the european union as well the british government has also been keen to remind that the royal mail and the post office will no longer be for scotland should they choose independence nor will the two hundred or so public bodies that deal with bureaucratic procedures such as issuing driving licenses managing roads and even broadcasting such as the b.b.c.
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if will that hasn't put off any of those considering voting yes in the referendum next year well a recent think tank report has cautioned that an independent scottish army would struggle to defend itself and what about money well the scots say they'd like to keep the pound something the u.k. chancellor george osborne has been quick to dismiss so if the scots choose independence it could be no pounds no easy you know army high phone bills and not even any royal mail to use as an alternative therapy said cautions have led to accusations that the anti independence campaign is engaging in scurrilous scaremongering what we're getting now is the kind of fear factor managing you can't be part of a single currency union a sterling union if you have independent you can't have this you can't have got no these are big. stachel debating point but shouldn't be used as a gun to the heads of scott if you vote for independence this is going to be a punishment scotland's fast minister has already said that the brits discovered
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and so called project fear isn't going to walk that's me go for that to be every. getting a list of will be dismantled will be the bag that the couple disintegrate like truculent all hamaha off their nice of questions on obscure subjects has reportedly ankit senior figures in the u.k. government by telling on petty issues such as these many say that only giving credence so discussers nationalists probably break out ot see london. what is felix roy's overdependence in scotland there boiling over in northern ireland's place reinforcements there have been called to belfast to help restore control after five nights of riots across the city the violence began almost a week ago after u.k. loyalists were prevented from marching through a mainly nationalist area the ali correspondent for christian science monitor told me earlier that the authorities weren't prepared for this level of violence they were clearly. some are. working on group but i think
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the woman's expecting. one. point it's going on. it's a bit of a lot of people for him to order to give something up for. for we were looking for them so i think you are. bearing the brunt there is a question of rights for anyone with. rights with your order surely have a right to freedom of assembly mark someone even if they're not wanted this is this is the problem with their. rights which one would want to march in another group of people. not of the or import of march. the world student games are coming to a close in the russian city of khazan the host country's overwhelming lead in the medals counts been somewhat marred though by criticism that moscow has been politicizing the games of his poor scots at the venue in central russia. the
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weather is done his best to dampen spirits over a over the last few hours ahead of the closing ceremony of the twenty seventh world university games and by far one of the largest russian estimates say that over seven hundred thousand spectators have descended on within the last fortnight and forty four thousand of them are in the stadium behind me for the closing ceremony which is being attended by prime minister the me three medvedev now the opening ceremony was all about russia and russian culture and what russia has given the world over the years whereas tonight show is a more contemporary affair earlier on today i spoke to one of the hosts about exactly what we can expect it's going to be kind of a mix of. our native thinks with all this rock n roll stuff it's going to be kind of a big blow russia has dominated the medals table they finished with one hundred and fifty five gold medals to put that into context and they were rivals china finished with just twenty six now they did amass some criticism from some quarters people
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suggesting that russia were using professional athletes up against for their part russia saying less than ten percent of their squad was made up by professionals and that everyone was in fact eligible one of the sports in which they dominated women men's and women's discipline was rugby sevens and in the men's discipline the browns went to great britain coming to russia if you have these people. stop in the facilities the transport. everything's foods it's been really good really impressed with you there's been a great play with blocks of mixed teams mixed nations so you get a speaking. role on some of the university courses so i can. well russian organizers are keen to stress that this is being used as a dress rehearsal ahead of the sochi winter olympics next year and any organizational issues that need to be addressed before then will be ironed out
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ahead of the time that the world next descends on. russia for a multi sports event which are those winter olympics in sochi next year and. will scott reporting. u.s. laws on self-defense gun control and racism need revamping according to the country's attorney general thousands of right across america in the past few days since the quintal of george zimmerman he's a florida man who killed black teenager trayvon martin last year it was ruled to be self-defense even though trayvon was unarmed it must be said well law professor charles rose says it's not about race but about gun control the road to ease with which you can not only purchase a weapon but then use that weapon to defend yourself in the state of florida in approximately twenty other states is really what led to this tragedy not the issue of race i prefer to think that what it gets us in the united states to do is to what we as a nation of immigrants always need to do to talk about how we come together and
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that issue of race is an issue that's always present within the united states and it gives us an opportunity once the emotion is run itself out to talk about this in a way that can be positive for the country in the long term was not about race it was about self-defense and who was the aggressor race had nothing to do with it but it's become synonymous with racial issues within the united states and that's what something takes on a life of its own becomes very difficult to separate them back into what the objective truth is my big. it's twenty three minutes past ten at night let me take you through a few world news headlines now first off a prominent supporter of the assad government is syria's been killed by government in neighboring lebanon the syrian official and state media commentator was found dead in his home his body riddled with dozens of bullets lebanese security services say rebel groups in syria are the main suspects it raises yet more fears than over what the civil war spreading or what could happen if
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a civil war spreads over the borders to other countries. protesters are rather the greek capital to demand an end to government budget cuts some of the twenty four hour a nationwide strike to split the country to a grinding halt several thousand demonstrators gathered peacefully outside the parliament building waving flags and chanting slogans it comes before a vote on wednesday to set up a so-called reserve labor force of twenty five thousand people but is concerned it could lead to more greeks big put out of work. breaks ahead after that we take a closer look at the position of new mexico's i call it chili pepper and where it sits in the genetically modified food chain interesting program coming up after the break.
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controlling the seeds is not some abstraction whoever provides the world seeds controls the world's food supply arlington steel vanity fair. for the first time corporations are patenting products that are self replicating uncontrollable and irretrievable. genetically engineered pollen carried by wind insects bacteria viruses and humans has inadvertently traveled the globe. scientists in laboratories and corporate spokespeople would have americans believe that pollen from flowering plants in the
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open environment can be controlled farmers hay fever sufferers and anyone who observes the chaotic natural world would disagree tonight a look into the world of genetically modified organisms through the lens of new mexico's iconic chili peppers. at the plant genetic engineering laboratory on the campus of new mexico state university in los crucis scientists are developing a genetically engineered chili pepper. genetically engineering the new mexico chili pepper has stirred controversy because it is a cultural heirloom and defines new mexican cuisine this is what the mexico is known for and this is what makes us unique i mean this is this is threatening this is very threatening to our stars there are. well. the seeds are sacred some of these traditional chili lines they've been bred and developed and passed
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down from generations here in new mexico or where we interface with nature we interface with traditional culture we have a different experience and a lot of it is reverence all of the social and economic and marketing ramifications impacts on the environment impacts on potential use of herbicides. impacts on the on farmers in the southern part of the state the organic farmers as well as farmers in the northern part of the state i think all those questions should be investigated before we embark on spending a lot of money developing this plant new mexican cuisine from internationally recognized restaurants to the lowliest taco truck is defined by chile the only important question one needs to ask is red ripe in chile or the green unripened variety it is the state's idaho potato it is new mexicans wisconsin cheese originally developed in the rio grande valley the distinctive peppers applied
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liberally to mexican burgers pizza salad fudge bagels french tarts. and even beer. but as a result of the north american free trade act and heightened border security new mexico's chili pepper harvest has been cut by two thirds half of the jobs in the industry have disappeared the labor shortage and other production problems are suffered almost exclusively by large industrial farming operations in the southern half of the state the commercial producers down here of said that they have had to leave fields fallow they simply haven't been able to find a hand labor to harvest them in the last couple of years in contrast during the same period organic farmers and traditional landry's farmers have enjoyed chili price increases. in the face of overwhelming evidence of.

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