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another day and yet more damaging revelations to the case communications headquarters documents reveal the lengths. to keep the mass surveillance programs. also the u.k. prime minister failed to convince his european partners to cut back on business red tape following reports of the e.u. regulations are costing british taxpayers tens of billions of pounds a year but. it's not often you get the witness of over the real history but this is the first time that the big moment of the north pole. crew follows the sochi twenty forty torch relay into the polar night we'll bring you the spectacular images from that journey.
eight pm here in moscow it's kevin zero in with a very good company for just joined us our top story british intelligence has been trying desperately to keep it surveillance practices secret wary of public anger a legal challenges that's emerged from internal documents leaked by edward snowden undertaken by the guardian newspaper but as r.t. sarah firth reports next the spy agency's worst fears are already coming true. these latest documents reveal the long fight that g c h t had against making insists that evidence admissible in criminal trials now one of these memos detailing that g c h t's main concerns with reference to agency practices in the extension scape of the would lead to
a damaging public debate now ironically of course that public debate already taking place in the case at the moment on the back of those edward snowden revelations and for the first time in a few weeks we're going to see the heads of m i five and my six and t.c.h. 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 their 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 to insert shin evolve communications in calling this a breach of trust by the u.k.
government on the grandest scale. well this of course follows a story brussels' over the u.s. government spying practices france and germany voiced their own group of reports that the n.s.a. has been tracking the phone calls of thirty five world leaders then a joy the statement on friday warned of a lack of trust or this issue that it could harm transatlantic cooperation germany to also teaming up with brazil now to push for a u.n. resolution to safeguard internet prove privacy more generally former cia analyst rove mcgovern thinks the n.s.a. slid out of control. i don't know what they would learn from under the medical cellphone that they wouldn't what they wouldn't learn from other more traditional or other technical sources so for them to admit that front nothing of much value boys again that's an indictment of how they allow this kind of thing to run amok without any adult consideration of the consequences well now two american internet service providers are also feeling the pinch crypto seal which allows users to
browse the internet and notice these closed down for the same path as love a bit the emailing christian service used by edward snowden now the big closed in august after refusing to cooperate with the n.s.a. now crypto seal co-founder ryan lackey told us what was behind this decision they would require a search warrant to extract and ensure under the new. law bit case they can use a pen register or their id order which is a much lower standard to compel providers to turn over keys so we can't really operate in that environment so we preemptively shut the service down it was too risky operation 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. and all this in another strand of the story crowds in washington d.c. now gathering to protest against mass surveillance organized the same way the largest pro privacy rally in u.s. history activists from the stop watching his campaign will deliver
a petition to congress calling for surveillance laws to be reformed we talked to one of the people behind the initiative. if there's 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 is cowardly quite frankly in a democracy and if these programs are as an important to 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 seemed long 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 at baseball games about living in the land of the free. say spying fallout head to a web site t. dot com we've got full coverage there of the journalists and activists supporting the stop watching us campaign against state civilians. so we differ next so the olympic torch has reached the north pole for the first time ever as part of that ambitious sochi twenty forty relay. join the arctic voyage on board
a nuclear icebreaker. just in case you didn't actually believe we were going to the north pole i think that eliminates any down doesn't it you might think it's just before the dawn or just before the sun certains but actually we're right smack bang in the middle of the day in fact it's just gone twelve thirty 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. faith. you can see everything is getting rather busy and excited up here and we're all on the bridge for the final approach there is our live picture flame away from so you can make its way onto the north pole. top of the world.
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 claim is ever been made of the north pole exactly that. and i'm here to see. friday summit in brussels britain failed to persuade e.u. leaders to curb what it sees as pointless regulations his offer a new report detail the heavy 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 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 at least twenty four cases the costs outweigh the benefits even according to the government figures meaning that it's knowingly spending taxpayer money to know. in other cases the report the benefits of the regulations have been involved. 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 others have
shown it's just the tail of the arts so. ninety billion pounds in 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 for british people as things stand 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. coming up soon or america's expanding waistline. very sweet fatty and very salty. point while we take
a close look at why people get hopeless on high fat foods and why efforts to try to fight the trend a so far failing. or . who are 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 a disappointment. more
news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are today please. please. please welcome to the future please come show thirty four can just bend over fifteen billion euros of full she says to each one to keep a million degrees with the. stool to sell from st petersburg to france the trouble in-situ the song. knowledge we've got the future covered. drugs and at least sixteen percent of the 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. you want to enter our territorial waters they fish they load the fish on to the ships and leave europe. today illegal fishing is taking the bread out of our mouths. hello again nato member turkey is coming under fire from its allies for considering a multi-billion dollar military contract with china resulting talks for the chinese firm to co-produce a missile defense system either the u.s. insists the deal is incompatible with natives defense framework list of hussein but she explained what's motivating turkey. the american. system is
always so that the americans control the entire system if it is the lord rare as china offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the entire system or part of the sides agree the deal would be a purely commercial decision over the us is still holding discussions with turkey on the matter of s. about she told us that ankara wants more leverage in 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 all the offset of the plans and in turkey this was a new way of thinking
a new self-confidence that turkey wants to be part of the entire process. while tensions are running high with nato turkey's prayed for membership of another block the european union is not seeing any progress financial reports next anchorages growing increasingly frustrated because of it. 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 there's a war 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 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 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 the don't know when 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 to bomb and . no policy. the europeans. i don't really want turkey discover this right a comfortable with that because they don't want to hear we think this is wrong because if you know your accession is a strategic call for turkey for its democracy for that secular democracy approach it being a member of the euro tried to commit your nations and while the political seesaw between brussels and and current goes up and down more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the idea as turkey's europe minister once said membership is like a pregnancy you either are or you are not where they go she says now continuing for eight years turkey is definitely not still and it seems to want it less and less
reflection otty from turkey. unfolding tonight japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant growing more and welcoming tension a former cleanup workers pointed to major blunders in the plant's operations that he's accusing the management of exploitation of must see a connections your way to poor but all the details on a website called. i'm from ohio hope to bits of disappointment much anticipated biopic about wiki leaks founder julian assange has got a hostile reception of one find out why the fifty states being panned by the critics again head to our web site. right to see. the first for you and i think that you're. on our reporter's twitter. instagram.
be in the. thanks for choosing out. they were supposed to be rights become a key health concern affecting one in three adults and some say the phenomenon is a direct result of the true. companies use to get consumers addicted to their products. best goods. 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 science has done it's the 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 when one word. we are doing mommy will 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 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. warning label on processed foods it says warning this food may be harmful to your health 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 it's very difficult to get the right labeling stand on to the packaging is big pushback with the producers who do not want to label what really is going into a food supply whole foods market our grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that it 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. i. may and so to 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 porton i.r.t. new york. around the world in brief tonight
a greenpeace activist take his campaign to new heights in france he suspended himself from the eiffel tower in protest against russia's detention of thirty members of his organization one hundred mountaineering tent from a second story of the tower and then unfolded banner before firefighters took in two hours later last month for greenpeace to return to the board that arctic all drilling platform they're still being held but russian prosecutors this week juice the charges against them from piracy to hooliganism. hundreds of protesters have attacked a bus station in brazil's largest city is sub par after a peaceful march against high ticket prices turned ugly police tear gassed the crowd after rioters vandalized turnstiles and cash machines and set vehicles are right up to seventy eight arrests were made zillions of a rally against mismanagement of public services in cities throughout the country since june and has also been fueled by the government's massive spending on preparations for the twenty fourteen world cup. i picture from
a little part of it away several hundred people have taken part in an authorized demonstration of the brandenburg gate the rally against police brutality and germany's persecution of asylum seekers was organized online at the same time thousands of people in hamburg marched in support of african refugees around three hundred migrants from africa and are living in the city seeking residency and the right to work. for a new media says the authorities are saying sixteen rebels in retaliation against the recent killings of border troops earlier the state news agency reported that seventeen soldiers have died in clashes no pakistan they were reportedly ambushed in the mountains outside the town of sort of normal in iran's southeastern border the area is known for its interethnic tensions but also lies in a major drug route to europe to. know if you know how to hack into a computer networks it might be a good idea to keep quiet about your skills breaking with host 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 apparently legally have all your equipment taken without warning in this particular case engineering laboratory battell energy alliance is doing x. employee over claims that he stole software coding from the company and the idaho court decided that the employee's 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 a reasonable search and seizure hackers are apparently not included. more than a bit later washing security services have discovered a large cache of suicide belts and other explosives in a house in the southern republican dug astonished me the site was a workshop of headquarters for terrorist operations teams would agree to report we're talking about almost two hundred kilos in the teensy equivalent of
a very have team out of explosives matter of fact on top of that there were also women's wigs found as well as that car license plates this was found in a house which of course is now basically as remaining as smoldering rubble is at 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 how been injured over a short regions are now on alert for possible signs of a terrorist plot taking place thanks so you come pretty tonight full of news around in thirty four minutes you have with me kevin between now and then after the break a report on the dust hopes of georgia's rose revolution of the checkered legacy of the nation's outgoing needed because saakashvili.
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 they are opening pandora's box it has at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are bad 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. we need turn a 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. lucky right from the scene the first strike. and i were being butchered. on a reformist twitter. under instagram. to
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