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to the ways that some jobs gulag of our minds. another day and yet more damaging revelations for the u.k. for communications had cooled his documents reveal the lengths that he went to to keep them out surveillance programs. and the u.k. prime minister of fails to convince european partners to cut back on business red tape following reports that you regulations are costing british taxpayers over twenty seven billion pounds a year. but it's not open it would miss the boat with a really good story but this is the first foreign really big bright image ever been made of the north pole. and our t.v. crew follows the sochi two thousand and fourteen torch relay into the pole or night we'll be bringing you the spectacular images from the journey.
desert you coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie british intelligence has been trying desperately to keep its surveillance practices secret wary of public anger and legal challenges that's emerged from internal documents leaked by edward snowden and obtained by the guardian newspaper but as are two sarah ferguson reports the spy agencies worst fears are already coming true. these latest documents reveal the long fight that g c h had against making insists that evidence admissible in criminal trials now one of these memos detailing the. main concerns with reference to agency practices and the extension scape of the would lead to a damaging public debate now ironically of course that public debate already taking
place in the at the moment on the back of the stated revelations and for the first time in a few weeks we're going to see the heads of m i five and six and he giving evidence in public now that will be broadcast by our fast like link although there will be assured still a now perhaps we'll see as this public debate unfolds wheeling out some of the media friendly people the documents also revealing that they had a list of people they could rely on for press handling but the guardian newspaper really pulling no punches in their piece today saying that the revelations once again calling into question the lack of effective legal protections when it comes in thirteen of our communications in calling this a breach of trust by the u.k. government on the grandest scale. and this follows
a storm in brussels triggered by revelations the u.s. has been spying on its european allies france and germany and voice their anger over reported stab the n.s.a. has been tracking the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and you statement warned a lack of trust could harm transatlantic cooperation germany's also teaming up with brazil to push for a u.n. resolution restraining u.s. surveillance former cia analyst ray mcgovern thinks the annecy has slid out of control. i don't know what they would learn from under the medical cellphone that they would and what they wouldn't learn from the more traditional or other technical sources so for them to admit that front nothing of much value voice again that's an indictment of how they allow this kind of thing to run amok without any adult consideration of the consequences american internet services provide service providers are also feeling the pressure crypto seal which allows users to
browse the internet anonymously as close down following the same pass as level bit e-mail encryption service used by edward snowden lavabit closed in august after refusing to cooperate with the n.s.a. crypto seal co-founder ron lackey told us what was behind his decision they would require a search warrant to extract keys and adjourn under the new. lot of the case they can use a pen or if you order a suit their id order which is a much lower standard to compel a provider to turn over keys so we can't really operate in that environment so we preemptively shut the service down it was too risky to operate being threatened with jail or prison for running a computer service for people is a very very scary proposition and i personally have no interest in going to. meanwhile activists in washington d.c. are gearing up for what they say will be the largest pro privacy rally in u.s. history thousands are expected to show up and deliver a petition to congress calling for surveillance laws to be reformed are to talk to
one of the people behind the initiative. if there is anything hurting anyone it is the n.s.a.'s activities and hide behind the secrecy that's enabled those abuses to continue themselves is as cowardly quite frankly in a democracy and if these programs are 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 it's no longer overdue for congress to have a transparent debate about whether or not we want to live in a country with prevailing pervasive surveillance or instead we actually mean it when we sing anthems at baseball games about living in the land of the free for peons and updates on the n.s.a. spying fallout head to our website and we've got full coverage on the journalists and activists supporting the stop watching us campaign against violence on r.t. dot com. i saw the fire the olympic torch has reached the north pole for the first time ever a sport of the bishes sochi twenty fourteen relay is james brown to breast taking
trip aboard a nuclear eyes breaker to the top of the world. just in case you didn't actually believe we were going to the north pole i think that eliminates any down business you might think it's just before the dawn or just before the sun sets but actually we're right smack bang in the middle of the day in fact it's just comes well firstly in the afternoon but of course the further north we go the less daylight we're getting the polar nights are coming into full effect and as you can see our ice breaker is really having to prove our worth now. you can see everything is getting rather busy and excited out here and we're all on the bridge for the final approach. is our live picture flame away from to make its way onto the north pole. alert to tell the world.
was. well it's not often you get to witness a moment of real history but this is the first time to be in a big moment ever been made of the north pole exactly right. and i'm here to see. that friday summit and brussels britain's sale to persuade the e.u. leaders to curb what it sees as pointless regulations that's after a new report detailed to have a cost of red tape on british taxpayers laura smith reports from london. david
cameron's in brussels this week to demand the return of powers from the u. and he's got a new weapon in his all marie a report by think tank in europe fall from being a net beneficiary of all of brussels rules and regulations that should be costing the u.k. taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year open europe has looked at 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 costs outweigh the benefits even according to the government figures 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 in europe reckon that in the case of climate change regulations 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 odds. ninety billion pounds and regulation which doesn't include the. doesn't include. it is just red tape so obviously if britain left the e.u. tomorrow those costs wouldn't just disappear but at least say critics it would be british regulation of the british people are down 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 brussels ahead of the referendum he's promised the british people. who catches a man on america's expanding waistlines. created chemical concoctions that
very are very. patty and very salty and they put a bullet point. we take a closer look into why people get hooked on high status high sugar foods and why efforts to find a trans are so far failing. or . great hopes for freedom and democracy. substituted by great disenchantment. what was expected to be a blessing to the country. turned out to be its curse. georgia the story of the disappointment.
of. the fifty's the. economic ups and downs in the final months day the london deal sank night and the rest of that life until you meet a few believe it briefly nothing. you know maybe yours you don't know if you don't carry chorused response to ruse. most everyone in my life that i cared about their goal but i never could i came to skin well. i was sat national champion in track and field and also was able to go and qualify for the olympic games. you know nine hundred eighty
eight i started to experiment with that the drugs i had lost all the financial means that i. was really on the street. black market was. great. welcome back you're watching r.t. nato member interrogators coming under fire from its allies for considering a multi-billion dollar military contract with china and korea is holding talks with a chinese firm to co-produce a missile defense system however u.s.
insists the deal is incompatible with nato defense framework allies dr hussein bagchi explained what's in it for turkey the american. system it's all of it so that the americans control the entire system if it is the large rare as china offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system the sides agree a possible deal is a purely commercial decision however the us is still holding discussions with turkey over the matter for a faster bochy told r.t. that ankara once more leverage and its relationship with washington. the turkish government. of course negotiate this situation with the americans but the americans have to make this concession that turkey is taking part in the production
mechanism process until now it was already offset fairly. in turkey this was their new way of thinking to a new set of confidence that turkey wants to be part of the entire process and while tensions are running high within nato turkey's bad for membership in another block the european union is not seeing any progress and as artie's money from national reports anchor is growing increasingly frustrated. 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's concert. in new furs are enlargement of the european union whether it's on the balkans or in turkey. because much more travel and 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 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 greet 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 economic 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 discover this right a comfortable with that because they don't want to you we think this is wrong because we feel your accession is a strategic goal for turkey and for democracy for that secular democracy approach it being a member of kyoto tried to communicate your nations and while the political scene between brussels and and current goes up and down more and more people are becoming
disenchanted with the idea as circus europe minister once said membership is like a pregnancy you either are or you are not where they go she continued for eight years turkey is definitely not still and it seems to want it less and less reflection otty from turkey. japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant is getting more unwelcome attention for more cleanup work or has pointed to major blunders in the plant's operations and accused the management of exploitation and even mafia connections with god all the details for you on our website r t v dot com. also from high hopes to bitter disappointment awami anticipate a take about wiki leaks founder julian assange gets a hostile reception to find out why if the state is being panned by the critics head to our web site. right to see.
the first for you and i think you're. on our reporters' twitter. and instagram. to be in the. the us of a city raid has become a key health concern affecting one in three adults some say the phenomenon is a direct result of the tricks food companies use to get consumers addicted to their products artist marina portnoy investigates. 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 experts say food has become a drug and. cooked and marketed by an industry banking on addiction what is food scientists. it's what lab and they've created these chemical concoctions that are very sickly very fatty and very salty and they caught up with 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. we are doing mommy. kill. another major profit generating ingredient for big food
is marketing in the u.s. 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 cigarettes a warning label on processed foods it says warning this food may be harmful to your health while europe. and 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 it's very difficult to get the right labeling stand on to the packaging
push back with. producers who do not want to label what really is going into a food supply whole foods market or grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that it will begin labeling 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 limit the extra large serving sizes of sweet beverages in an effort to fight obesity. i. mean they and soda 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 portnoy r.t. new york. and a quick look now at what else is making news around the world a greenpeace activists has taken his campaign to new heights in france by suspending himself from the eiffel tower in protest against russia's detention of thirty members of his organization the man of hogg of mountaineering tan from the second story and unfurled a banner before firefighters to come down to hours later last month a greenpeace team attempted to board and the arctic oil drilling platform and they are still being held but russian prosecutors this week reduced the charges against them from piracy to holguin ism. hundreds of protesters have attacked a bus station in brazil's largest city of some power after a peaceful march against high ticket prices turned ugly at least here
a gas the crowd which valois used turnstiles and cash machine set vehicles a light up to seventy eight arrests were made brazilians have been railing against mismanagement of public services in cities throughout the country since june anger has also been fueled by the government's massive spending on preparations for the twenty fourteen world cup. the only member when several hundred people have taken part in an unauthorized demonstration near the brandenburg gate the rally against police brutality and germany's persecution of asylum seekers was organize a line at the same time thousands of people in hamburg marched in support of african refugees around three hundred migrants from africa are now living in the city seeking residency and the right to work. iranian media say the authorities have hanged sixteen rebels in retaliation against the
recent killing of border troops earlier the state news agency reported that seventeen soldiers had died in clashes near pakistan they were reportedly ambushed in the mountains outside town of sarah on iran southeastern border the area known for its interests nic tensions also why is it a major drug route to europe well if you know how to hack into a computer now works it might be a good idea to stay quiet about your skills breaking the sad house to abby martin explains why. it turns out that not only the active can do you know legal trouble but now just labeling yourself as a hacker can get you into hot water last week a u.s. district court ruled that if you simply call yourself a hacker you can personally legally have all your equipment taken without warning in this particular case engineering laboratory battell energy alliance is doing x. employee or claim that he stole software coding from a company and the idaho court decided that the employees computer could be confiscated without notice simply because his website stated we like hacking things
and don't want to stop yes that's right despite fourth amendment language that protects individuals from on reasonable search and seizure hackers are apparently not included. russian security services have discovered a large cache of suicide belts and other explosives in a house in the southern republican dogs town it's believed the side is a workshop and waters for terrorist operations or does or when it goes to reports. we're talking about almost a hundred of kilos in the team to equivalent or very have team out of explosives as a matter of fact on top of that there were also women's wigs found as well as car license plates this was found in a house which of course is now basically is remaining is smoldering rubble as of this point and the authorities are sifting through to trying to find more clues as
to who this house might have belonged to and of course all of this is happening just days after a massive terrorist attack in the russian city of volgograd in which six people were killed more than fifty have been injured overshoot regions are now on alert for possible signs of a terrorist flawed taking place and coming our way the sorts of georgia's rose revolution caught on camera and our special report. new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is their opening pandora's box it have at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banned in most other countries the body is trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to
the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives in eternal futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this when something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it's fighting the drugs and not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at walmart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just my opinion. one
imports came from. the european union is 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. or territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave. the. illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. the different georgia in front of the very. nature was dismissed and the president personally approved a new. baby.