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that's. britain restores diplomatic ties with iran despite world powers struggle to reach a nuclear agreement with israel and france say the proposed deal doesn't cut it also. you could go to jail because i find you annoying new legislation in the u.k. can pay hefty fines or even a jail sentence the simply being. kids adopted in the u.s. . they're looking for people everywhere we talked to a young man who narrowly escaped tragedy after his online re adoption our top stories this.
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morning from our studio this is our team with international news and comment it's official america's relations with iran remain in a state of emergency the sanctions regime imposed nearly three decades ago has been renewed the timing looks bad given the failure of talks on iran's nuclear program over the weekend but the white house says there is no link progress is being made on other fronts britain's appointed a new diplomatic representative to iran two years after an angry mob stormed the u.k. embassy in tehran. reports now from london. another ride on monday named the new envoy to each other's countries that scene is a continuation of the reestablishing of diplomatic ties in coming on the back of
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course of the meeting at the weekend in geneva. to rome's nuclear program and by and large actually considering the u.k. of course traditionally a very staunch critic over on seemingly very confident in their wording that there is going to be a deal reached i'm convinced that the agreement we were discussing would be good for the security of the entire world and we will pursue it with energy and persistence but of course those talks also the not successful we seeing the finger of blame pointed by far the front that's largely attributed to the french foreign minister quite popular actually making it known his concerns about the proposed agreement saying that he wanted to avoid a fool's game now we've seen the u.k. and the u.s. for a minute this week to try and play down these differences saying that the differences between the western powers are actually very narrow first being said by some experts to be
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a basis saving exercise here and of course as we've said you case certainly much more positive surrounding the talks looking forward to november the twentieth when the. foreign secretary william hague saying that he is confident that further progress will be made the u.s. is blamed or wrong for rejecting a deal at last weekend's talks something to ron has denied john kerry insists major powers were more or less united on the green despite earlier claims that it was the french who blocked a breakthrough when i spoke to were jonathan steele is a common the storm international affairs for the guardian newspaper and he explained to me what he sees as the reasons behind france's tough stance. francis convince to do ronnie's meddling in a region which was traditionally at least in colonial times under french influence i mean syria and lebanon and they feel they took a very hawkish line against bashar al assad the president of syria when the
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uprising began two years ago they thought he would be toppled quickly and they feel that it's really thanks to russia diplomatically and iran militarily that assad is still there and they feel very annoyed angry over that and the second reason i think is quite simply money they see that saudi arabia is also having a row with the united states partly of iran but partly over other issues and they think they feel that they can get their foot in the arms sales door and take over as one of the major arms suppliers to saudi arabia which of course is a hugely lucrative market apart from the renewal of u.s. sanctions against iran u.s. lawmakers have been calling for even more restrictions on terror on jonathan steele believes that could affect iran's positive approach to the towards. them towards. the arrangements of been extremely constructive and in spite of the collapse of the talks on saturday they didn't come out. manner at all there was
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a joint press conference with cathy ashton of the e.u. to go to the iranians have been publicly extremely polite or saying they just think it needs a little bit more time so i don't think they're going to fly off the handle because of the sanctions being renewed i think they would get angry if new sanctions were imposed. causing a nuisance in britain could get you two years in jail for an unlimited fine if new anti social laws are pushed through and it could even apply to children as young as ten which is really worrying civil liberties groups as well he explains. anti social behavior as close as they shorten to here in the u.k. have been the brunt of many jokes for quite some time now namely because of the quite bizarre things that police have reprimanded members of the public for in the past now examples include a deaf child being given an as though for spacing in the street or a thirteen year old girl being banned from saying the word grass for saying it too
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many times i'm tired of people getting for begging in the street but that's being replaced with a new injunction to prevent nuisance and annoyance which is called and for short now these orders require only that an individual might engage in behavior capable of causing annoyance now the wording of this law is now much vaguer the punishment is much harsher it carries a penalty of up to two years in prison now i don't know about you but i personally know a lot of people both adults and children above the age of ten who can be extremely annoying at times and that is precisely the problem that a lot of human rights campaign is on having the floor at the moment they say that the lines between simply being annoying which many of them will see as a fundamental human rights and being a criminal all those lines are now being and it's not just human rights campaigners that have taken issue with it police officers have been coming forward to say that
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they're worried that children are going to be needlessly criminalized with these new orders and also for them dealing with things that people deem to be nuisances well that's a royal nuisance for the police because they are going to have to divert their attention away from fighting real crime and now another part of this draft bill that's causing a lot of concern are public spaces protection orders which could theoretically be used to stop public protests from gathering now human rights campaigners of even launched a petition in part. i meant because they say that this is the biggest threat to freedom of protest in modern history but i better go because i have been speaking pretty loudly in our news room and in case any of my colleagues think i have been too annoying i could be slapped with an now. public protests which are deemed harmful to the quality of life for those living nearby could fall victim to this law this is one concern for kerry and those are the blogger and activist who is
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campaigning against this bill. attempting to do is give the police. to make any lawful protest immediately illegal simply because i quote this directly from the legislation may. always likely to cause nuisance or annoyance and as you can imagine the whole point of protest is to cause nuisance an annoyance is to get in the way to disrupt people in their ordinary daily lives so that you can have them focus on and otherwise ignore or issue which is really important what is even more unnerving about this piece of legislation is it also allows the police to then bar people from what they call a palette and locality hasn't been defined so it could be a city or county country. nobody really lays out again with the intervention of a court of law. jailed greenpeace activists are on the move in russia being sent to
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st petersburg to stand trial for trying to board a russian oil rig in the heart and allegedly putting the crew at risk while our correspondent followed their transfer the details ahead this hour. the first to leak afghan security reports as the country's intelligence services abandoned an investigation into the alleged murder of civilians after the u.s. refused to cooperate and detained by american forces were found near a u.s. base while more were reportedly killed in other operations what is going to come has more. first of all where the accusations come from the afghan translator who had worked with the u.s. army special forces said the soldiers were involved in the killing of the group of afghan civilians detained in u.s. raids in the wardak province between it's over twenty twelve unfed very twenty thirteen and bodies of ten of the men were found by residence in shallow graves
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near a u.s. base which hosted the special forces unit the afghan authorities have repeatedly asked the u.s. to allow them to question the soldiers at the base but the u.s. repeatedly rebuffed the request u.s. forces are immune from afghan law but not so long the immunity issues there's a very stumbling block on the way to an agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan under which some u.s. troops would state of ghana's stand past twenty four thirteen and that's what the obama administration wants immunity for the troops so that they can stay beyond twenty fourteen the same agreement that the u.s. wanted with iraq but iraq refused to grant u.s. forces further immunity from justice incidents like the killing of civilians in the word out province make it that much more difficult for the afghan government to justify such an agreement with the u.s. in front of afghan people. it would be twenty four hours a day still to come this virtual money provides real help. you can show people this
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is my face my name my family my village and this is what we need can you please help us we talk to those making the digital currency but what for charity as it spreads souls to a new record that i have for you after this break. crosstalk
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rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. adoptive parents in the u.s. are really homing unwanted children online an investigation has exposed an illegal underground market where vulnerable kids are handed over to people who refuse the chance to adopt and started miniport not found out the majority of foreign children
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. animal owners may be familiar with the term private re homey typically it refers to those seeking to give their pet away but today the practice is reportedly being used by parents looking to give away the child they adopted from overseas and no longer wants an investigation conducted by reuters found that this type of child trafficking is happening largely in cyberspace where parents allegedly advertise their unwanted children through yahoo and facebook groups the lawless atmosphere allows internationally had opted orphans to be passed on to strangers without government scrutiny or even a paper trail as a result many of these children can end up in the custody of criminals sex offenders or abusive adults that would have never been allowed to legally adopt according to the reuters investigation many of the children advertised online for private re homing ranged between the ages of six to fourteen and had been adopted
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from abroad including from countries such as russia china ethiopia and ukraine some of the kids don't even speak english experts say in this expanding underground market of foreign orphans innocent kids are being treated like cattle given away without any legal oversight it poses huge risks right because some of the families into which these children home they're probably perfectly good and the children are doing better perhaps and some of them are not so the risk is that it's not being done right the risk is that the child is not entering a better situation and certainly as a legal matter again whether the child is yours biologically you are required up to that however that child got into your family we want legal processes in place so that the rights of those children are protected the lack of oversight and protection of foreign orphans adopted by u.s. parents has faced ongoing criticism as of this. here u.s.
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citizens are banned from adopting russian orphans since nine hundred ninety one thousand russian children have reportedly died at the hands of their american i adopted parents according to the u.s. state department nearly eight thousand seven hundred orphans were adopted from foreign countries last year what we don't know is how many of those kids are still living with the american parents that brought them here and how many have been given away reporting from new york marine upper nile r.t. . the online reunion policy authorities boy but the media revealed eight internet groups were well knew that this was happening or met a young man who was given away to a family that never should have had the chance to adult dimitris stewart was five years old when he and his brother were adopted from an orphanage in a small town near moscow it would be a rocky road living with his adoptive american parents don't really feel like. i
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was there when he was a young teenager after years of strained relations and after his parents had biological children of their own the stewarts decided it was time to find him a new home and that's when they turned to the internet is that i go underground groups where people want to. get their destructive adoptions and eventual leave the internet search led the stewarts to meghan axon axon moderated a website to help find new homes for children that's how dimitris parents found nicole isa in eastern advertiser self as an aspiring mother that ran a home school to major found out that this was far from the truth this is a little tiny. as they've now. it was clear that his new home was no home school there was any of the desk there had to do homework he didn't even make you go to school. to go to school and then
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you had a biological kid that was taken away from them from the state so they want a lot to have any more kids and that's why they're in this underground underground then the living situation didn't last long a month after being dropped off axon was shocked to learn more information about who the easton's really were nicole had been married to a man who was a pedophile and that she could not get a home study due to their finances traditional adoption agencies are becoming a thing of the past you both have to have lawyers you have to do things legally this is not an easy way to adopt these days private adoptions are far more common it's unclear how many of them were facilitated on the internet where it's harder to regulate the transactions between family it's after the traumatizing ordeal dimitri moved to this group home outside atlanta he feels safe with his new guardians in this quaint home in a nice suburban neighborhood today he has words of caution for families turning to
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the internet to adopt you just never know who's who's going to. be out there looking for kids and there's people out there everywhere and marietta georgia liz of all our. alarmed by the revelations of the underground child market u.s. lawmakers are calling for better safeguards for adopted children really posed from the organization against child trafficking says children from foreign countries are the most vulnerable and should be the main cause for concern. intercountry adoption when detailed and arrived in the u.s. already europe is not considered a child protection measure it's a private matter between your doctor family and the child and nobody is following up their children from foreign countries are not under their normal child protection measure if you adopt a child from the u.s. foster care i can imagine that the u.s. child protection services are still the first while keeping an eye on that and people know where to turn to tell them from from foreign countries come from this
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group called the child markets its commercial agencies who are dealing with providing children to adoptive parents and there's absolutely no oversight at zero . despite widespread condemnation of its drone program the u.s. military is unveiling a brand new concept of robots which can fly dry swim and even home like a frog to r.t. dot com for more details. last american taxpayers find out that millions of dollars being paid to maintain afghanistan's of war torn infrastructure is ending up in the wrong hands find out what a recent government survey reveals just a click away right now on our web site. digital currency big coin is climbing to a new record it's value is now approaching four hundred dollars the latest surge is being fueled by strong demand from chinese investors well let's remind you what big
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aims to achieve there are two main features of traditional money one there is real value behind it and secondly currencies on the centralized government control well big corn aims to overturn those principles is not backed up by national assets but mind from a digital code and it's free of all government oversight critics say this encourages criminals however as our t.s.p. to all of a has been finding out it also offers the opportunity to do good. in the headlines it's betrayed as a vehicle for drug dealers and potential assassins these people calling in a different light god will only help you if you have your serve so we could do charity to get the possibility to have them so all we have to do to start thinking and make this possible is for is a mixed school and it's already being seen in uganda where supporters of using the charity hope to see one hundred percent of the donation reaching those in need
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something that other charities can't offer the reason that bitcoin could benefit charity is that every penny of what you donate ends up with those who need it no middleman no admin no cut for anyone else if somebody in somalia has access to the technology and to the hardware. and he needs a shovel for his acre he can put up a charity project that just says i need this is this is my acre i need to grow some food there i need a shovel will cost me two euros and can put that up there getting those in need access to the technology is one of the main challenges that those behind the krypto charity say things are moving along quickly there you've already got i'm on my bob i and there's already people doing it coin payments for my ball and so all of this is kind of working itself out just one click in the right place on the website and your donation is there however those that work with established charity say they
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are convinced all of the kinks to be worked out in this system just yet this is so it's very difficult to control if the money is being spent in the way it was intended at this point i'm skeptical but in the future we'll see bitcoin advocates are determined to push charity as a use for the cryptocurrency it's peer to peer formats adding a personal edge you can show people this is my face my name my family my village and this is what we need can you please help us it's being portrayed as funds without borders if bitcoins twenty first century philanthropists all right it could help some of those most in need peter all of a r.t. belin. later here on our team takes on the economists and the mainstream media who are trying to whitewash the world's financial troubles. over the decades and really after the fall post-war period. economists writing in mainstream media outlets
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tried to convince the public that what they see is not true don't believe your eyes listen to what we have to say on the pages of his editorials describing what the truth is even though people in their gut and in their heart know that they're being lied to the difference today is you've got other media outlets you've got other social media outlets that are confirming what people know in their hearts they're being freaked up their heart and they want recourse they want answers. because a report is coming away very soon here in our team now let's have a quick look at some other world news making headlines this hour egypt's three month state of emergency a nighttime curfew has come to an end security forces to make arrests without warrants and search people's homes was introducing all this stuff two hundred people died in violence by the government's crackdown on camps of one hundred morsy supporters in congress that oppose president and other key muslim brotherhood figures are facing trial in january on charges of inciting murder.
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in south africa at least two people have been killed and three injured by an explosion at a jewelry store in johannesburg and a report suggests the blast may be. too full to be associates of the shop so the story as we get it here. and also in this world update the dozens have been injured in violent clashes across bangladesh where thousands of close workers took to the streets demanding higher pay protesters threw stones at security forces who responded with tear gas prices also attacked the industrial. conditions are a major issue in bangladesh which is the second largest garment manufacturer of the world. thirty members of the green peace crew who tried to storm a russian drilling platform in september have arrived in some petersburg now that's where they will now face trial let's say the details. upon arrival to st petersburg the train station where they were at the carriage was one of the
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carriages was separated from the actual train a we believe we believe that that is the carries that it was indeed the holding the thirty activists we know that moment had said that they were moving the thirty activists because of the fact that the charges now we're out of the jurisdiction now we also know that for you know moving them to st petersburg means that they'll be able to see their family far more easily twenty eight to greenpeace activists including two journalists away on board the arctic sunrise a vessel that's the vessel let itself would shoot with the team or oil rig of russia if they were then asked not to to go on board to the oil rig up on that so they continue to go ahead they were then arrested and the vessel was seized we know that they were charged with piracy which holds a minimum of fifteen years in prison but that piracy charges had been downgraded to
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hooliganism which hold up to a flat seven years in a prison now and not only has it become an environmental issue but it's also become a political issue tensions have definitely been running high between the netherlands and russia the dutch since responded by taking russia to the married time tribe you know to our. activist and it's now up to between the two governments to see how they will work this one out. of about with more news from just over half an hour from now as promised max kaiser calls out government economists seeking to talk up the statistics that are coming your way very shortly here on r.t. .
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this is the media leave us so we leave that maybe. by the see motions to two of the other your party years ago. where shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politicking only on our t.v. . zach the what happened that day i don't know but a woman got killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were often
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they could do what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. i am x. kaiser welcome to the kaiser report in ireland this past weekend a group of protesters gathered outside the door bell with a simple message don't sell out by forcing us to work abroad in order to achieve the allegedly falling unemployment numbers which have to impress the troika occupiers the irish government has been sending letters to the young unemployed citizens of ireland suggesting that they leave town go overseas scat scram pound sand get out of our statistical sites get dental get outta here are good don't want
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to see your poor hungry face international accounts no mo. oh bugger because we've traded you for some ghost ships of debt from and the collateral call has come in so generation emigration get the freaked out here you know we don't want you no mo say see is this true max we were in ireland over the weekend of course we did see the representatives of the go ship of debt fraud represented by the troika congratulating ireland for cutting unemployment low and behold though you look down below and you see that the young unemployed have been receiving letters from the government suggesting the move overseas he says get out of down well there's to just mix and then there's economics and unfortunately the troika because they're guided by academic theory and technocrats on the inside they look at statistics but they don't look at the actual economy on.


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