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we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid the u.s. shrugs off israel's condemnation of a proposed nuclear agreement with iran as tensions among world powers stalled progress and elusive. big money or big trouble brussels negotiates a free trade deal with the u.s. that could mean billions in profit but critics say it will ruin european democracy and make corporations more powerful than governments plus. the torch has successfully returned to earth story. and now the longest torch relay in olympic history is set to continue we'll bring you details.
from a studio in moscow this is r.t. with international news and comment. has signed an agreement with the un's atomic watchdog which allows it access to several of iran's nuclear facilities including the controversial iraq heavy water plant but there is no progress in the latest round of talks on how to limit iran's nuclear program france is widely blamed for storing a breakthrough while israel lashed out a desire lies for negotiating what it called a dangerous deal. more. so long ago that the talks did seem promising you have the rainy and foreign minister meeting with the european union policy chief foreign policy chief catherine ashton in the mood in that meeting was certainly one optimism but israel has been opposed to these negotiations from the start saying that iran will cheat anyway and in fact israel has always been against. on yahoo says is that easing sanctions on iran would be like to quote netanyahu putting
a hole in a tire on the other hand you have the united states which is pro these negotiations and what we're seeing is possibly the most serious american israeli standoff and dispute in the years. it's a dangerous. because it. has a nuclear threshold made sure. we are not blown them i don't think we're stupid i think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe particularly of our allies like israel john kerry also seems to quote him that israel needs to recognize that no agreement with iran has of yet been reached on any kind of israeli opposition is essentially premature what kerry stated was that the time to oppose any kind of deal is when you actually see what it is now we did earlier hear from iran after the talks aimed
it on saturday that it was in fact paris who was responsible for blocking any kind of deal the french foreign minister fabius saying that we don't want a fool's deal what we're hearing now from the u.s. secretary of state is that the blame is on iran's shoulders kerry saying that the major powers were in fact united on an iranian nuclear deal but it was the rain ians who were unable to accepted kerry saying that they were united united on saturday when the proposal was presented to the iranians but to quote him the french had signed off on it we had signed off on it but he ran wasn't able to accept the deal at that particular moment. well iran supreme leader accused france are showing open hostility during the weekends talks negotiations on terrans nuclear program are set to resume though later this month and dr mohammed has some kearney believes france's economic interests in the gulf region determining its position france wanted to somehow show
a sense of support for the governments in this region specifically saudi arabia and united arab emirates view all moved so there are. billions of euros that could be a very good explanation that why. france is not that hard to see a solution to the crisis you know the longer this crisis goes on the more opportunity for the arms sales to it is contras so in that sense the economy and to trade could be a factor which is a very unfortunate case and in cross talk today peter bell and his case debate whether the hardline stance of western powers against iran's nuclear program is justified. facilities in for do in south after ron was not iran was not transparent according to the nonprofessional if you have you can pursue but you have to be transparent and. when you establish order for you you
will you for you build a place in order to enrich uranium so you know it's this i think kind of command information but again i don't want to go into detail into the no but i do agree with you when i was saying is that if you look at how countries view the western assault on iran for the last few decades most countries in the world disagree with it very strong majority against it it is the perception is is that the again the americans and it's a close hijack what we mean by the international community and you know what they could even be bombed to hell in the name of the international community which would be an absolute fraud george go ahead. yes exactly and in the case of iran the i.a.e.a. has never found that iran had a nuclear weapons program that he was diverting any enriched uranium towards a nuclear weapons program even the us intelligence agencies have not found that
iran is has a nuclear weapons program so therefore this this use us israeli policy against iran has absolutely no basis at all on the law or on evidence. crosstalk later today here in r.t. the us and e.u. are putting together a free trade agreement that they're holding as historic and mutually beneficial but critics say it's ignoring something democracy a single market for europe in america means not just regulator the differences between the two sides will be removed but his claim big business will also be able to overall the will of governments now however the e.u. was promised big benefits here of one hundred nineteen billion euros annually journalistically moody warns this is about profit and nothing more corporate sufferance he is about putting the corporation above the nation it lets
a company sue a country and they can do that when they claim that their expectation of future profit has been diminished by change it in legislation all by particular dysplasia already in place and what i think will happen is that companies like monsanto will sue the e.u. for billions of dollars because they will say that refusing to allow genetically modified organisms to be sold here is actually a barrier to trade and therefore their profits have suffered and therefore under the tee to wriggle ations assuming they go through they will claim to have a right to sue the european union. well the biggest benefit from the free trade deal will come from eliminating barriers between the continents but moody believes those barriers are actually needed to protect e.u. citizens the americans won't accept that generally more stringent european regulations they said this quite clearly said the only way to go is down that means we get rid of all that the gains that the european union's made in the last twenty or thirty years in terms of protecting health protecting environment labor
regulation the americans will want to get rid of all of those and that's how the gains will come because those are costs to business but they're not cost to people those are the things that protect people. and this agreement suggests europe is not letting the revelations that u.s. intelligence targeted its leaders and citizens get in the way of business on the heels of the spying revelations the e.u. complained of a lack of trust so i asked economic analyst michael ross whether the frustration is enough to hinder a lucrative trade deal. just over our shoulder over here just over your shoulder over there is the u.s. embassy now the john kerry the secretary of state says that the n.s.a. spying saga isn't going to be an issue when it comes to talking about trade but. limited trust between the two countries how can you have trade when you don't have trust i mean germany and to you is nothing. slaves of the united states politicians are saying oh this is very bad. but there
is no real consequence out of it you know how does that relate though to business in particular if you will say one of the big giant german companies would you be willing to sit down with one of your american counterparts do you trade knowing that perhaps they were listening in to all of your secret conversations of course the n.s.a. and all the spying is not only about political issues but also about economic facts german companies are aware that they are speired and thirty americans take the results of the spying for themselves but they cannot do anything against it there is a potential legislative minefield that comes from this and also the potential for the stripping of sovereign rights lots of people have campaigned in the e.u. saying that too many rights go to determine by brussels what this could end up seeing is that trade could end up determining the laws of the country how will it go down in germany let's face it this treaty is nothing else then submitting
the e.u. walking force to the good of us kristie michael economic analyst thank you very much for talking to me there so the second round of talks on tough to underway but certainly still a long way to go to convince the people of europe that this is best for them. typhoon haiyan has left havoc and devastation in its wake up to sweeping across south east asia r.t. has spoken to a meteorologist about the disasters like this you can stay with us and find out what he believes should have been done and whether this is just the beginning. the most ambitious leg of russia's olympic torch relay has been completed the symbol of the twenty fourteen winter games in sochi was taken for a space walk by the crew of the international space station and now it's safe and sound back on earth auntie's lindsey france has been following the momentous trip. right here in mission control when the big red letters landed flashed on the screen
a huge round of applause went up to see the torch back safely here on earth with three crew members russian cosmonauts fyodor yurchikhin american karen nyberg and italian luca parmitano now we watched as the capsule broke through the atmosphere and that large parachute opened up over the skies of kazakstan as it came hurdling back toward earth the torch has been in space before but it's never been taken on a space walk and that's exactly what occurred it blasted off from the back door cosmodrome on thursday made it safely up to the eye assess nine crew members up there and then it was taken out on a spacewalk on saturday by two cars minot's we were here live watching that it was very exciting to see the engineers actually walk walk the causeway not through the steps on how to get around the i.s.o.'s with that torch in hand of course it was not lit but nonetheless the spirit of unity and sportsmanship was up there on the i s s in the form of that torch next it plans to go to the beautiful area out in the eastern part of russia and it's going to go to the bottom of lake baikal it's going
to go to the top of europe's highest peak mount elbrus and it's going to continue on on this longest relay and olympic torch history and all the way to saatchi in february something that we're all watching and enjoying a lot but certainly this detour to outer space was something very momentous and historic to see happen. still ahead for you here in the recording memories british veterans receive a special thank you from russia for their actions in the second world war as remembrance day is malta across the globe all the details for you in just a few moments. when western politicians and media invoke the phrase international community it almost always reflects the thinking and agenda of washington and its closest allies
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separatists in eastern libya have gone a step further in challenging the authorities in tripoli by forming their own oil firm breakaway militias control a learned share of libya's crude and no intent to export it only needs a central government a threat to take action unless oil facilities are handed back within ten days tripoli has so far been unable to regain control of the self-proclaimed autonomous region which has its own shadow government all consultant. believes that libyan fuel production is a long way from recovering from the recent war anyway. the foreign intervention and libya leave be as oil production has very surely stopped now adays libya is hardly able even to satisfy the domestic consumption and i guess their background leave will be. to be
an oil exporter for quite a while until he is in the country that is the country is likely. to have cleared for the chaos inflicted on them by western intervention rescue teams are searching through day bring in the philippines after the most powerful typhoon ever battered the region people are now desperately searching for food and drinking water and the country's infrastructure lying is in ruins more than one thousand seven hundred people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are missing some local officials believe the death toll in just one province could exceed ten thousand in vietnam thirteen people were killed and hundreds of thousands fled coastal areas when the storm reached there on sunday and in china five people are dead and a state of emergency has been declared despite the storm weakening bitterly just robert karylle thinks there are more super storms to come. the intensity
the energy in the storms in the pacific have gone up by fifty percent over the last thirty years or so and this is largely due to a warmer ocean warmer atmosphere so we're going to see more of these very severe storms so-called three four five category storms now in some cases when the communications systems are very active we can give good warning to other people in other cases when those are not there or not as robust it's very difficult for everybody to know that such a severe storm is coming so preparation is going to be absolutely essential and the countries are clearly going to have to make the kind of decisions about how they're close or populated in order to minimize the impact. hundreds of millions of euros up in smoke europe's costly gravity's surveying something like apparently billions up while reentering the atmosphere drink control the said in the story
right now on the. plus for the spying activities or how to get found out why g c h q needed the spoof version of the professional social network linked in we have the details for you right now a line. right from the scene. of the. first street. and i think that you're. on our reporter's twitter. and instagram. could be in the little one. is obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rate they
really needed to buy guns environ how to use them i'm. sure this is the one that i'm going to go with them once again it's the fear factor women are definitely the target of the gun lobby you don't kill them when you're killing money but if somebody would he would just pick her. i'm noticing more and more and that's really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to protect their family and young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink or. more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms if being armed made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth were clearly not the safest. in early november israel put out tenders for the construction of more than one thousand eight hundred units in the occupied west bank something its closest ally
the us condemned as a hindrance to peace talks well later today so if you have an answer speaks to a lot he's the former director general of the israeli foreign ministry about the hopes of ever reaching a breakthrough in search for a two state solution. if. the talks will look. a peace agreement when we meet. to talk with the palestinians in three or five. years the volume of the settlements will be big chance for a palestinian state. saw. only. do not understand what this government is doing i know that a lot of pressures from the israeli right to go on certainly bad. for this. brief look at some of the global news now here in
r.t. . setting of. of the labor camp was basically a dump this is the un's deal on the conditions inside qatar's labor camps comparing them to slums in the rich state has come under severe criticism for its treatment of migrant workers during major development in preparation to host the football world cup twenty twenty four neighbors represent eighty eight percent of couples population many allegedly have their passports confiscated by employers and a more paid for months on end. thousands of left wing activists in athens rather than support of a no confidence vote against the country's current government initiative was tabled by greece's main opposition party but it was defeated by a majority in parliament. stricken nation has been granted to multibillion euro bailouts already this speculation it would need more cash to keep its crumbling
economy and i. think the main western backed opposition group in syria has set a new preconditions for attending peace talks the syrian national coalition wants to massacres to establish humanitarian corridors to proceed areas and release political prisoners opposition is also standing firm on his demand the president steps down but the government is refusing to accept these terms head of proposed international peace talks in geneva. on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month remembrance day was marked across the globe a minute's silence was held to honor the heroes and victims of the first world war and other conflicts including the second world war russian and british veterans were among those who join together to recall their alliance that beat the nazis as police reports. earlier this year the russian government was finally allowed to say a special thank you to british arctic convoy veterans who traveled to the save the union with supplies during the siege of leningrad the u.k.
government gave its blessing for veterans to receive russia's naval bravery award called the medal it's the result of years of campaigning because of illegal snag that forbids the queen subjects' from receiving foreign decorations it is very significant because actually generally people in this country and allowed to receive medals from other countries that is not the norm i with dates back into the mists of time with queen elizabeth first in a sort of rather aggressive way said my dogs will only wear my colors but this is now being waved in the case of the metal and i think it's because of this very close links being forged at a ceremony in downing street in june the russian president awarded the first twenty veterans the reason is that it is the in russian. contribution to the fight against nazi germany as heroes and it gives me great pleasure to ward you all with a medal. but what toward all of
a man him barked on the freezing journey through the arctic waters is still underway for the past four months the russian embassy here in london has been working hard to track down every single veteran eligible for the medal but let me show you the actual room where they work takes place. with the help of the ministry of defense and its medals office the russian embassy has been busy writing to veterans and many of them have been writing back and we have. really found through those people are writing from their hearts they really thankful for this medal this was such great feedback and sometimes we even read with tears these letters because it was really touching it's a medal that many of the men that took part in the convoys the youngest of whom. now eighty six say they thought they wouldn't live to see or to civil service gerster barbara looking forward to receiving this year. in fact. it's very hard to
wear it for sure abraham models are forever and we're going to start right for our new drummer after i have your song and jimmy's not the anyone over three thousand veterans who responded to the russian proposal to them would be. this is in no way the last chapter in a book which is about recognizing the war effort in both countries the man that brave the arctic when to say that in my state that russia and britain have finally managed to come together to decorate them for the heroism all those years ago. azzi london. more news for you in just over half an hour from now in the meantime what else can iran do to appease is running america over its alleged nuclear ambitions the foreign debate is coming your way in crosstalk.
president obama despite being king liberal loves to flatter the troops he loves their courage selflessness and teamwork as he said in his state of the union address but he doesn't love are there expensive injuries which the troops are going to have to pay three times more for according to yahoo news the president's administration wants to force military retirees to get out of tri-care their current plan and added to obamacare the plan calls for them to raise premiums from up to ninety to three hundred forty five percent within five years one example provided by the free beacon estimates and a retired army colonel with a family currently paying four hundred sixty dollars a year for health care would have to pay around two thousand dollars making you pay even more for your war injuries apparently that's what obama is actually planning while he is reading those lovely speeches off of teleprompters people who are against the post nine eleven war against who knows what are often told that they don't support the troops well to the people who say bring the troops home never advocate tripling their health care premiums no they don't all of the chicken hawks
was clearly understood by all in fact when western politicians and media invoke the phrase international community it almost always reflects the thinking and agenda of washington and its closest allies around the world used in this manner the international community is in fact a very small minority. to crosstalk to term international community i'm joined by my guest george samuel in new york he is a fellow of the global policy institute of london metropolitan university and in tampa we cross to ruff is a day he is a political scientist and president of the international american council right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i very much encourage it if i go to you in tampa when you hear the term the international community when politicians and evoke invoke it when western media says the international community says this or represents what it was that mean to you.