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an investigation into the murder of afghan civilians allegedly involving american soldiers is abandoned after the u.s. denies access to suspects we hear from a journalist who says he's got proof u.s. soldiers blamed. special forces and their translators were indeed responsible for these man's fate. america prolongs the state of emergency and its relations with iran and someone even tougher restrictions despite attempts to seal a new clear agreement. of fear within britain. who was targeted by a controversial british government campaign to weed out illegal immigrants top stories.
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this is all to do with international news and comment an investigation into the killings of civilians in afghanistan has been dropped after the u.s. refused to cooperate american special forces are suspected of the murders but investigators have been refused access to them over a dozen men were detained during u.s. raids in afghanistan between october twenty twelve and february twenty third they then disappeared ten bodies were later discovered just several hundred meters from an american military base and u.s. insists its troops were not to blame and had no knowledge of illegal killings but journalist matthew aiken spent five months investigating the incident in rolling stone magazine he claims have seen evidence proving the guilt of american soldiers . had the chance to ask him what he found. the special forces team the green
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beret a team as they're called was deployed to an isolated valley west of kabul where the taliban and other insurgent groups have a very heavy presence and what happened was over last winter the locals are complaining that the special forces team and the translators were murdering people torturing them abducting them and disappearing them just extraordinary allegations that at the time were essentially unproven after the special forces team was forced out of the area by the afghan government bodies started showing up outside the base bodies that they said were the bodies of ten men who had been seen rounded up by the americans and then were not able to be found either by the red cross or by the afghan government afterward so essentially investigated these allegations assembled a huge body of testimony from locals from officials. also learned about two confidential u.n. and red cross investigations that corroborated the allegations that suggested that
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the special forces and their translators were indeed responsible for these men's fate potential war crime allegations that they prove to be correct has there been any accountability for what happened to matthew while the military says that it opened a criminal investigation so they declined to comment for the story save the queen all the speeches ongoing but in the five months that i spent reporting the story a single one of the witnesses that i spoke to had ever been contacted by a u.s. military investigator so it really does beg the question of whether these investigators are actually going to be able to establish any sort of accountability for what happened there well certainly disturbing indeed but this isn't the first time that we've heard of allegations of torture and abuse by western forces in afghanistan and i wonder if you can sort of speak more broadly about this in a wider context well while the allegations and these incidents are kind of unprecedented in their severity and scale they do fit part of a larger pattern of recurring abuse. of detainees in u.s.
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and afghan allied custody as well as a continued lack of any sort of accountability for individuals or at the implicated in these kinds of abuses of detainees was a recurring pattern of abuse and a recurring pattern of a lack of accountability and this incident really has to be seen in the context of . the allegations of aggravated tensions between washington and kabul over a joint security pact that agreement defines the future of u.s. troops off to other foreign forces withdraw by the end of next year and american soldiers immunity to afghan law is the most crucial part of the deal is not who's going to come on explains afghan authorities have repeatedly asked the u.s. to allow them to question the soldiers at the base but the u.s. repeatedly if we barfed the request u.s. forces are immune from afghan law but not for long the immunity issue is the various stumbling block on the way to an agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan under which some u.s.
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troops we've stayed in afghanistan past twenty four teen and that's what the obama administration wants immunity for their troops so that they can stay beyond two thousand and 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. seen front of afghan people. still ahead the money was for the pushing french film has to take their own lives statistics suggest one suicide every two days. the figures are wrong. but workers on a cattle farm in britain who say the pledge is even worse than official figures suggest a report is coming up in just a few minutes from now. in. this part of the problem soren u.s.
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iranian relations officially they remain in the states of emergency america's decade. has been pruned by president barack obama for another year and some lawmakers on capitol hill want even more restrictions put in place of these men important as more. u.s. president barack obama says it's necessary for the thirty plus years state of national emergency against iran to continue due to the fact that relations between washington and tehran have not returned to normal ironically the move comes as the international community continues taking significant steps to broker a deal over iran's disputed nuclear program now although last week's marathon ministerial talks in geneva ended without a deal ongoing negotiations between iran and western powers have been praised as constructive and comprehensive with discussions scheduled to continue next week now the biggest obstacle to a breakthrough has been america's ally israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu has
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been publicly skeptical and fiercely opposed to easing sanctions against tehran or unless its nuclear program is legally dismantled now u.s. lawmakers have promised to wait for a rethinking by secretary of state john kerry this week before deciding whether to impose tough new sanctions on iran but in the meantime pro israel groups have reportedly been ramping up lobbying efforts on capitol hill pushing for more unity of measures now some experts speculate that obama's ongoing state of emergency against iran has more to do with appeasing israel reporting from new york. r.t. . well earlier i spoke to said he's an expert on middle east politics from the school of oriental and african studies he believes the u.s. should not jeopardize a possible agreement by imposing more sanctions brian has provided a golden opportunity for. the global community to come around the table and iron
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out an agreement but introduce a new sanctions at the same time that you are inviting for that in negotiations is quite counterproductive and a road to confidence of it really needs. to continue the negotiations and the only thing iran is trying to achieve is kind of for a go commission by five plus one about legal enrichment and to having rights for peaceful nuclear technology. the diplomatic wrangling around iran's nuclear program is debated in cross talk next term peter lavelle asks is guest just how serious the west was about finding agreement. one journal times of a truism spoke directly saying that binyamin netanyahu one directly lead off abuse that if the deal was a bad deal then there would be immediate we tell the ation by israel on the certain
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number of. nuclear plants ok michael it sounds like there was that six store shooting right there ok there is heavy pressure not just from the israelis but also from the saudis and other gulf countries warning the americans not to go too far the question for iran then arises is the united states really committed to the kind of end game that was understood when they began this round of talks and i think that iran may in fact be wondering now whether that is the case i think that's the real danger of the. cross talk throughout the day here on. u.k. home office is being heavily criticized for a campaign aimed at forcing illegal immigrants out of the country thousands of text messages were sent to the mobile phones of suspected illegal migrants warning them to leave britain smith investigates what effect it had. your phone. is
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a text message a friend may be asking if you'll free for dinner or you'll mom just checking your ok but no it's the home office telling you you are illegal in this country and have to leave this is the textbook we got fair enough if he was illegal but he's not and he doesn't even know how they got his details i have been a british citizen for at least for this country so. it's all part of a government campaign to weed out illegals first they said round threatening. and now they're sending threatening texts although the home office denies sending one to chan it's triggered two hundred complaints but the government defends the program we are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who records show have novelli right to be in the u.k. some of which date back to december two thousand and eight we believe it's right to
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enforce the immigration rules chan who's an immigration case officer reckons it won't have any effect on genuine illegals they'll just get a new sim card but will intimidate and alienate entirely legitimate community is pointing to what's there we're not welcome in this country chinatown in london's west end is where the majority of china's clients work and he says several of them have themselves received messages from the hope that together with a series of surprise raids on restaurants by the u.k. border agency makes the u.k. a pretty scary place to be chinese or indeed any kind of ethnic minority at the moment bans texts and raids all add up say activists to an anti immigrant campaign and jeremy corbyn m.p. who represents a launch multicultural constituency says we can expect to see more of it as the general election approach. it's and it's essentially
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a battle for political ground between the right wing conservatives in the far right ukip and it's a pretty unseemly image that we're getting this is electioneering paid for by the taxpayer nose strike rate data is available yet for the forty thousand text messages said it's all day the home office reports just eleven illegal immigrants have gone home as a result of the violence cheaper than full simply removing them apparently but at the cost of the goodwill of immigrant communities country white laura smith r.t. . this controversial go home campaign is being compared on some social media to the two thousand and six movie children of men here's a look why. are we. feel sick to even. attempt.
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to monitor us but. this is you well earlier we spoke to a member of the u.k.'s socialist workers party and we all still whether the grim scenes of dystopia in children of men but any comparison to the reality of britain today. i think it's a very dangerous and toxic policy which does indeed threaten to create the sorts of conditions which that film we've just seen indicated and in some ways is a throwback to the racist and fascist policies of the one nine hundred thirty s. i think we're seeing a two pronged attack one is to strike fear to intimidate immigrants to tell them they're not welcome here to try and stop them coming here and to reduce the rights of people who have come to britain to work and to study the other and indeed
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perhaps more important from the government's terms is to offer up immigrants as a scapegoat for the rest of the population to say that there are real problems in society bad housing lack of jobs no future for young people and instead of blaming those who are really responsible the politicians the big businessmen and the bankers instead we are encouraged to blame our neighbor our workmates someone at school with us and to say that the immigrant is the problem not the rich. within twenty four hours a day still to come an apology from abroad poland's president says go off to nationalist protesters attacked the russian embassy a moscow and other stories still to come. there's a war on for a piece of the month yes the government is tolling out maggot infested pieces of
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mud pie benefits and the voters are beating each other up trying to grab a slice or two and if that fails then they try to deprive their neighbor of his unfair piece of the mud pie but while tax revolt austerity riots capture the public's imagination in secret back rooms in europe america trade deals are currently being negotiated which will impose a so-called investor state upon us all. to camps. where patients are forced. or strike never turn world's attention to the point that some. of our time.
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the president opponent has apologized for an attack on the russian embassy it was carried out by nationalists protest as earlier this week when an independent small it spiraled out of control and turned violent. the polish president has apologized on behalf of the country for monday's incident which the country's prime minister has described as an unacceptable act of aggression now monday was poland independence day and to mark the occasion a march was organized through the streets of warsaw but it was hijacked by far right nationalists who did the russian embassy with stones and firecrackers and slogans and banners with anti russian sentiment some protesters even attempted to scale the walls of the embassy before the police dispersed the crowd with pepper spray and rubber bullets and around a dozen people were arrested in total now the incident has prompted the polish
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president bronislaw komorowski to suggest that changing in the polish law so that protesters are prohibited from covering their faces future demonstrations and he also claims that some are using this incident to suggest that poland is a russophobe nation and that is something that he strenuously denies playing off key can sometimes be simply criminal. the unique start of the spanish pianist ends in a seven year jail sentence for offending her neighbors sensitivity is there more details right now naughty don't call. plus america's sweeping surveillance could backfire washington has warned the n.s.a.'s activities could be the provocation for new terror attacks overseas and the danger is coming from one of its closest allies find out which one i'm going to what's. right
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to see. first strike. and i think that you're. on a reformist foot or. an instrument. in the. i think. i would like to know that you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our press cynical we've been hijacked like handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers
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once told my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks rational debate and real discussion critical issues facing. ready to join the movement then welcome the big picture. there is seeking to diversify its economy with more emphasis on markets and the private sector it's a new direction from the country's ruling communist party and the specific details when they are announced could affect the entire world china writes but andrew says change is needed to prevent social discontent and maintain the party's leadership. if china doesn't change and china will be stuck in in in the kind of low
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level development in the middle income trap as it were by thomas moore it's built on energy in intensive low carbon economy and and profit margins are being squeezed by as they shouldn and the whole process become increasingly unstable. particularly with the problem of energy scan city and of course pollution and rising through this content because of the inequalities so all these are in total drivers for change in order to maintain the farthest leadership in order to enhance the legitimacy of the party. time now for some other international news in brief in egypt dozens have been injured off it clashes broke out the case of foreigners and opponents of the else to president mohamed morsi car as one syria university both groups threw stones flares a molotov cocktails at each other forcing police to intervene with tear gas the shop windows were smashed cars destroyed and the guards office set on fire unrest
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erupted shortly after the government announced it would lift a three month curfew and state of emergency. one hundred demonstrators marched through the hague in protest against racial violence broke out a day before french right wing leader marie le pen met her counterpart in the netherlands protesters rallied through the city charging and holding up anti racism bands. the syrian army has retaken control of the southern damascus suburb of jericho the help it has from our fighters from lebanon also reported share militants from iraq took part in the operation areas being held by the opposition for over a year and local media reports pockets of resistance remain on the outskirts of the french economy may be showing signs of growth but it's too late for many farmers driven to despair the suicide rate in the agricultural industries is soaring. went to meet those working in the worst affected region to find out why.
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since two thousand and eight years of milk and meat have had to plow one in the face of rising production costs and a fall in profits with some farmers taking it much harder than others. fifteen days ago my colleague tried to commit suicide because his bank manager told him he's credited won't be renewed. we work very long hours seven days a week they were simply disconnected from the rest of french society who work hard and keep our heads down but mama look around we ask ourselves what do we actually have to mask. the plight of french farmers has been causing a lot more than frazzled recent reports show that missing two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine a total of four hundred eighty five farmers had committed suicide but that's an average of one suicide every two days making it the third biggest cause of death after cancer and cardiovascular diseases alarm bells are already ringing at the
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ministry of agriculture but farmers warn of the reality is even worse for insurance reasons when if it is said to be an accident because the bank won't pay visa learn everything to side so the figures are wrong one farmer a day committed suicide in song when farmers are in debt to the bank not immediately sent a dead collectors and with someone else in the social system who can assess the situation to help find a solution brittany where isabel is from is the french region with the highest number of suicides they can exceed the suicide rate among farmers we're talking about those producing milk and meat is thirty percent higher than the general working population of the same age samas have more trouble talking about their problems and we observed when they decide to take their lives they tend to go through with it so paradoxically france is the biggest beneficiary of e.u. farm aid nine billion euros a year in the twenty fourteen to twenty twenty period but most of that money
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doesn't. small farmers french president francois hollande is already pledged to shift almost one billion euros towards the livestock farmers and away from the better off caught farmers but the frustration has long boiled over isabel hopes change comes before another farmer she knows throws in the towel telstar cilia r.t. britain. or international news in about thirty minutes from now this is. you know i love these rare moments where action of something totally sounds positive to share with you the f.d.a. is working to ban partially hydrogenated oils which are the leading source of trance fats and foods and possibly the cause of up to twenty thousand heart attacks
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per year across the usa according to f.d.a. commissioner margaret hamburg as you know i would like the chemicals in my food kept to a minimum but the thing is the people at the f.d.a. are surely aware of all the hormones and beef and gitmo is being produced why does this band have such a very narrow narrow focus in fact when you look at all the things that americans consume smoke use that to swear health some get the violent band hammer while others are completely tolerated if you ever talk to a hardcore marijuana smoker they'll tell you but dude weed is better for you than beer and that's the eagles man and they kind of have a point i think there is this is one of those rare instances where a balance position is a really good idea well the country could go the libertarian route and let it be everything be legal let people make their own choices or do what i think would be much much better actually really bad all the things that are destructive to our health both of these paths have positive and negative effects but they are a lot better than our current plan of ban some harmful things for some reason and a lot other harmful things because while. a lot be better but that's just my
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opinion. negotiations continue but that is not stop the blame game from raging we are told iran in the western powers are on the verge of an agreement regarding to ends nuclear program then the talks stalled into the familiar stalemate the enemies of diplomacy appear to have the upper hand is more the only option left. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such a. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp a torch relay. on r t r two dot com. if
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toxic and one sees in modern geopolitics a possibility that would or are eagerly benefits many peace loving nation. but is this newfound goodwill at risk of being derailed and why is the character of the wars sweeter than the chance of peace moves. dramas that can't be ignored to. stories others refuse to notice. the faces changing the world lights never. grow. old picture of today's news no longer runs from around the globe to let local. t.v.
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