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british intelligence is experience and it's acid to cover up details of mass surveillance operations fearing legal action full of the stepping down. the costs of membership london's being falls to cough up a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year behind the news many regulations. native. to the tatts as turkey turns away from its allies seeking missile defense deal with china. clubs all over moscow are you watching r t with me to say it's good to have you with us on this saturday morning. certain revelations keep on coming with the
latest one hitting a target away from home exposing the efforts of british intelligence agency g c h q to keep their practices away from the public eye for fear of legal action now the leaks memos of from the u.k. the guardian newspaper show that the agency was determined to hide the fact that various telecom firms went beyond the legal requirement to provide the agency with phone logs and records revelations also included juicy h.q. the efforts to assemble a group of experts to help handle the press in the event of information becoming public now all of this comes a day after it's been revealed that the n.s.a. has been used dropping on the conversations of thirty five world leaders and germany are now demanding in deals from washington to be struck by the end of the year you nations have warned that a lack of trust with washington could damage future intelligence corporations a u.n. resolution to restrain american spying has been proposed by germany and brazil
which was also targeted by the n.s.a. last came from the private party says the government's reaction to the news shows who they really are protecting revelations of the monitoring of world leaders from the showed the breathtaking double standards of our ruling elite suddenly when it's a case of. telephone being trapped then we have the likes of kiefer speaking out and saying it's a real scandal. actually when it's a case of ordinary citizens that's what the real scandal is the real scandal is the true extent of mass violence in the e.u. and of course beyond mr kay also pointed out that british prime minister has been quite reluctant to take a firm stance global surveillance. what's been clear is that david cameron is not willing to speak up in defense of britain and the british people when it comes
to mass surveillance and indeed we've seen the extent of g.c. h.q.'s collusion with the n.s.a. for example in the temp or a program we've seen massive harvesting of the data through the fiber optic cables so i'm afraid we need to start to take responsibility in the united kingdom. a number of european heads of state have voiced their dissatisfaction with washington and its monitoring practices but a former u.n. diplomat load of unused explained why he believes the angry words are what turn to any kind of action when it comes to international spying. on the longer term and a few weeks after the media down the big issue it will years go on and business as usual that is my expectation they will not that big and the real measures that it will remain states are mental problems in i mean their problem is not that they're spying their problem is the score of the lot of this year that they have been
caught lying not that's another that's another matter altogether their debate is why do they do that not to chase terrorists they do that for economic reasons they want to know what europe is going to do to world the brics countries will at asia do or because they are afraid that they're losing ground. right we're closely watching the n.s.a. scandal which has dozens of countries entangled in it's not logged on to our website at aleksey dot com to gain access to the latest updates and background and expert analysis on the story. if. you.
are still on the story meanwhile a massive and to surveillance really is such a take place later today in washington d.c. with organizers promising it will end up being the largest demonstrations yet against and it's a practices so here to boot top believes that any practice that its eggs public debate should go through the government and not be swept under the rug. if there is anything hurting anyone it is the n.s.a. its activities and hide behind the secrecy that's enabled those of you choose to continue themselves is this cowardly quite frankly in a democracy and if these programs or poured into national security as they claim and are in fact compliant with the constitution which they are not they should survive the light of day and smalling overdue for congress to have a transparent debate about whether or not we want to live in a country with prevailed pervasive surveillance or instead we actually mean it when we sing anthems of baseball games about living in the wind of the free just
a few minutes away a hit in the addiction. breaks down and i digest of system it turns into a substance relative to morphine a drug and it gives those little stimulation in our brain and gives us a little bit of pleasure so actually we look at how an entire industry is designed to waste lines in the us growing. staying in the bin costing britain dearly a recent report by an independent think tank a says that london spends over twenty four billion pounds a year to comply with hundreds of other blogs a costly regulations are just laura smith has been balancing the books. david cameron's in brussels this week to demolish the return of powers from the u. and he's got a new weapon in his all marie a report by think tank. fall from being a net beneficiary of all of rules and regulations. costing the u.k.
taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year. the hundred most expensive regulations stuff like rules on working hours g.m. food and a range of other addicts and found that in at least twenty four cases the cost outweigh the benefit even according to the government. meaning that it's knowingly spending taxpayer money for no return in other cases the report found the benefits of the regulations have been involved stated. that in the case of climate change regulation around ninety five percent of the expected benefits totally failed to materialize but this study only covers the top one hundred of the it's just the tip of the arts. and regulation which doesn't include. doesn't include. it
is just red tape obviously if britain left the e.u. tomorrow those costs wouldn't just disappear but at least say critics it would be british regulation british people are and many see cameron's proposals for reform to this european summit as his first step in trying to change the balance of power with brothels ahead of the referendum he's promised the british people. are plenty more stories waiting for you on our including a report that says the second year was stated in terms of oil production. it hundreds of spill accidents from the public. clouds fire and ice the olympic towards a reaches the nulls pull for the first time i was salty twenty fourteen really got all the best pictures that evidence from the globe spanning journey.
sixteen percent of imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. waters fish they load of the ships and leave. the. illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. the fact that the military practice at any given moment in palestinian towns on palestinian people you know doing. is basically like like a normal wrist that you actually drag somebody out of his house in the middle of
the night don't a difference is that the person that you are arresting is not really wanted for anything this is just for practice for training the soldiers now obviously one of the reasons that it's being done even older to actually train the soldiers which is problematic but i would say that if you look at the whole of the testimonies of hundreds of soldiers you will see that the main mission. there the palestinian society as a whole not just the gunmen men women and children everybody needs to be afraid of you because that creates effective control over the palestinian population. one hundred days remaining in the. days of flying.
it's saturday morning here in the russian capital you're with us here on our t.v. to an extraordinary the u.s. is at odds with its nato ally turkey after ankara turned away from alliance members in seeking a multi-billion dollar military contract that turkey is in talks with a chinese company called produce missile systems that firms under american sanctions for violating a none proliferation treaty what turkish analyst explained acros move motives to r.t. the american. system so that the americans control the entire system if it is deployed. china offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system china has stress of
a missile defense shield should not be politicized as it's actually all about normal commercial competition with as a boxy also told r.t. that the role gives the grounds to dictate its own terms in relations with washington the turkish government. of course negotiate this situation with the americans but the americans have to make this plantation that turkey is taking part in the production mechanism process until now it was all roof off. in turkey do throws a new way of thinking new self-confidence that turkey wants to be part of the entire process. meanwhile that's another issue there's another issue turning heads in turkey as it's stall the e.u. membership bed and tensions are running high as marina reports. always the bridesmaid but never the bride progress over turkey's accession to european union
could be best described as. this is like a. platonic love affair the europeans doesn't want turkey to go away totally but doesn't want them in the house the talks started in two thousand and five but brussels still says turkey is not yet ready with the eurozone debt crisis raging turkey's membership plans look far less tempting everybody is concerned. in further enlargement of the european union whether it's on the balkans or in turkey. because much more travel more problems for the european union turkish authorities say they are still keen on joining the e.u. family but there has been conflicting signals from an impatient and current prime minister erdogan recently threatened to turn away from e.u.
if the country doesn't become a member before two thousand and twenty three many green with that sentiment believe in a fast growing economic and strategic power will not profit from joining a political and economic zone in deep trouble it's very clear that brics countries have the future of the world the usa and the european union we don't know then and how they will overcome this economic crisis they are not going well and they did everything and they don't have any strategy to do now but the turkish opposition believes it cannot make prosperity is not the main issue they say membership might help improve the domestic situation in the country where spiritual groups can't operate freely and last year turkey was accused of jailing more journalists than any other country in the world and the turkish policy at the moment. no policy i mean the europeans. i don't really want turkey described
as very comparable to that because they don't want to you we think this is wrong because. your accession is a strategic goal for turkey for democracy for that secular democracy. it being a member of the euro tried to community of nations and while the political seesaw between brushes and and current goes up and down more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the idea as turkey is you have minister one third membership is like a pregnancy you either are or you are not where they go she she is now continuing for eight years turkey is definitely not still and it seems to want it less and less reflection r.t. from turkey. and from international news and briefly there's a car bomb blast in syria has killed at least forty people including seven children the explosion took place near a mosque in a town outside the capital damascus the incident comes after reports that the
syrian army killed the leader of al nusra front a powerful al qaeda linked rebel group as well as dozens of opposition fighters. in berlin around of five hundred left wing demonstrators have been protesting against police brutality and the country's asylum policies are they gathering was pre-announce online about authorities say it was illegal some protesters settle flares with police chasing one group for almost an hour through a city district asylum policy is a touchy subject in germany where many believe the country has too many immigrants . today's ruling party and the opposition are in talks over forming a caretaker government ahead of next year's presidential elections the country which was the first to inspire the arab spring uprisings has been in turmoil for months on top of severe economic problems tunisia is battling the whys of hardline islamist negotiations are hoped to bring
a transition without descending into the kind of violence that robbed egypt since the military toppled its president in july. thousands of from kosovo have rallied in front of the serbian government quarters in belgrade because of all which broke off from serbia in two thousand and eight is due to hold a municipal elections in just over a week a purchase is calling the republic the forties of shutting the electoral process by forbidding some serbian politicians to campaign in the run up to the vote. but what makes the us of the most overweight nation among developed countries food activists is say it's all about addiction maintained by a subtle system off technological and marketing tricks by food corporations. looks into what's feeding america's food habit. it's the richest country on earth where banks can't fail and waistlines can't stop expanding waistlines in america are
growing alarming new study showing half of all americans could be obese in less than twenty years sugary drinks and wider waistlines go hand in hand with one out of every three adults clinically obese and forty percent of children officially overweight the united states is the fattest country in the developed world experts say food has become a drug and. cooked and marketed by an industry banking on addiction. lab and they've created the chemical concoctions that are very sickly very fatty and very salty and they caught up with meaning they've created foods that are going to get consumers and they're going to want to keep coming back for more and more casein is the milk protein and casing when it breaks down and i digested system it turns into a substance called k. so morphine and k. so morphine is relative to morphine the drug and it gives those little stimulation
in our brain and gives us a little bit of pleasure scientists and food industry whistleblowers say big food companies engineer processed foods and beverages with ingredients that pique the taste buds while tricking the brain to think you're still hungry causing you to eat more but in a country where diabetes high cholesterol high blood pressure and heart disease are becoming all too common among millions of children and adolescents why don't food corporations create healthier recipes in one word greed. we are doing my. me. hell just like one cigarettes we want to keep. our condo or quite the cigarette industry. we want to examine that word because for ourselves it will continue to drive generations of so. another major profit generating ingredient for big food is marketing in the us there is virtually no regulation of food and drink advertising even when it's hard it's children. last
year entertainer beyond say in a fifty million dollar endorsement deal with pepsi this came as the american heart association released a report finding that twenty five thousand obesity related deaths in the u.s. back in two thousand and ten were linked to the over consumption of soda and other sugary drinks in france they have a warning label on it much like we have warning labels here in this country on cigarettes they put a warning label on processed foods it says warning this food make be harmful to your health in sweden and norway all advertising to children is actually forgotten and in ireland you cannot advertise for fast food or candy and celebrities are not allowed to endorse bad while european countries require genetically modified foods to be labeled in the u.s. the biotech industry and corporations like pepsi co and coca-cola spent millions last year to defeat a california ballot initiative for g.m.o.
labeling we have a very big problem in the united states in that even the questioning of labeling of what we have what we eat ing and the origin of our food and whether it's organic or whether it's genetically modified it's very difficult to get the right labeling standards on to the packaging big push pack with the industrial food producers who do not want to label what really is going into our food supply whole foods market our grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that he will begin labeling on all g.m.o. foods within the next five years it will be. the first and only u.s. retail store to require the food labeling on the other hand when it comes to soda regulation is off limits new york city mayor michael bloomberg recently lost his fight to limits the extra large serving sizes of sweet beverages in an effort to fight obesity was.
very vague and subtle lovers like v.p. want to be sarah pailin have celebrated the fact that americans can continue consuming and alarming amount of high fructose corn syrup and empty calories in one giant cup not sure if miss palin knows about the medical warnings indicating that if the country's health trend continues at its current pace nearly half of all americans will be obese by twenty thirty marina port i.r.t. new york. with evidence of america's massive spying operations of piling up the evidence in the city the benefits of the world's biggest brother brings to the table breaking. the n.s.a. as a leaky faucet just won't stop her being hard to know that the us government has a tentacles in the ears of world leaders in france germany and brazil and just yesterday we learned the extent of the n.s.a.'s global spying apparatus goes well beyond these three countries yes apparently eavesdropping on the phone calls of
longtime allies just isn't enough to quell uncle peeping sam's voyeurism addiction according to a two thousand and six classified memo released by the guardian the n.s.a. has monitored the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and the best part is that the memo acknowledges that the spying has produced virtually no report of all intelligence so not only are we pissing off our most trusted allies but we're doing it for no reason. i think we all know what's really going on here this gives the u.s. the upper hand on virtually all diplomatic issues what better way to win the chess game of global politics if you already know everyone's next move much of the benefit this information could provide american industry and in fact n.s.a. carries out industrial espionage on a regular basis. by coming up shortly artie's a pill
almost completely across the board have disappointing even the most conservative forecasts what does the government need to do to return the economy to grow. you discuss this and more i'm joined by simon phantom fletcher he is the portfolio manager and chief of front office staff at renaissance asset managers and we also have ben eris he's the editor in chief of business new europe ok ben let me go to you first enter the first quarter we have one point three percent growth in the economy. account for that is going to get worse as we're going to get better because five months ago even four months ago we were looking at a much higher forecast and then we had what i guess by russian standards austerity kicked in yeah i've been disappointed when we started this year with consensus looking at three three and a half percent growth and then the economy basically stalled i mean the economics
minister was saying we had zero growth over the first nine months and it's a combination of things i mean firstly the really terrible external environment which is dragging russia down to clearly europe. internally we've had a combination of the governments cut spending for the first time in a decade so we have a russian version of austerity and given that half the economy is directly or indirectly dependent on the state that's had a big drag effect second to that is the high cost of borrowing inflation remains persistently high in the central bank has made a choice to stick with high interest rates rather than do the rate cuts that everyone else is doing to stimulate growth because they feel that fighting inflation is more important then finally there's just a general lack of confidence and that showing up particularly in the investment figures and investment is flat or negative and no one's building new factories despite the fact that i'll wait and see i think there's a big element of wait and see people are uncomfortable and given the external
environment so terrible they're waiting for the upswing before they commit themselves to you know building new production or or investing into a new facility so you wouldn't go in when the government a few months ago decided to go are well used to austerity budget cuts instead of stimuli we knew this was going to happen to the economy it shouldn't surprise anyone that the economy would slow down in and industrial production is zero right now absolutely i mean already talked about industrial production cap ex over the last year is down four percent which is significant so the government throwing on austerity on top of that it's no surprise. that the economy at least does it take the pain now for. growth later i mean is this the strategy i think i think the external factors of being brutal on this as been indicated your in your opinion you know recession for many many quarters are just just coming starting to come out fifty percent of russia's exports are related to europe so i mean that external factor has been significant i think.