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poland's foreign minister is left red faced after he is caught on tape using vulgar language to describe his country's relations with the us. anti-government forces in eastern ukraine say civilians have been caught in renewed army shelling as agreed to cease fire fails to take hold meanwhile local officials raise the alarm over a severe water shortage. thousands of women have been illegally sterilized and for prisons in california a new report reveals saying even more cases could have gone unnoticed.
is to be animosity or watching r t international i'm marina joshie poland's foreign minister has been left red faced after a league conversation allegedly heard him use vulgar language to describe his country's relations with the u.s. and it's not the first time leaked tapes of officials have revealed the dark side of brussels love washington. has more. anding love affair america and its atlanta partners consistently proclaim their rock solid loyalty and mutual admiration as friends and allies we stand united together. warsaw has reciprocated the affinity always leaving the door open for a u.s. footprint within its borders. very glad to be able to say the american friendship and alliance is a strong behind the camera friendly facade of solidarity western partners are singing a much different tune the same polish officials seen here reportedly calls his
nation's alliance with the u.s. worthless insisting it creates a false sense of security in a secretly recorded conversation up tamed by w magazine foreign minister wratislaw sikorsky is purportedly heard comparing warsaw and washington's relationship to that of someone who's always performing sexual favors and receiving nothing in return preceding poland's vulgar tone one of america's top diplomats has exhibited her penchant for profanity dropping the f. bomb when referencing european partners so that would be great i think to help glue this thing and have the u.n. help glue it and you know. washington refused to confirm the authenticity of miss nuland leaked comments instead the last thing i not to miss leakers for hacking a private conversation that's all part of america's rocky behind the scenes relationship with many of its allies german chancellor angela merkel for example
had stinging words over the u.s. approach to privacy after she was targeted in washington's global surveillance operation this is in the interest of german citizens it is not about me specifically but a bottle citizens we need trust among foreign students and this needs to be. critics say mounting frustration on both sides of the atlantic is making it harder for the western alliance to camouflage a steady erosion. of loyalty and cooperation they don't want to publicly acknowledge that there is a rest but i think july and this is a strong alliance there is a rift every country should automatically be thinking about itself if there is a drift between the e.u. and. the united states but this time around is really very serious marina port ny r.t. washington well despite the tough language a polish foreign minister has actually said out loud what many in poland are thinking at least that's according to political analysts carmarthen. we have kind
of obscene and somewhat racist words it was articulated what i think a great deal of the polish people probably feel poland supported the united states when during the attack on iraq being what george w. bush called the new europe but yet they've gotten nothing out of it the polish people are suffering under extreme measures of austerity and now there are u.s. troops piling in their country using it as a place to threaten russia and i think that this phone call that was leaked to kind of reveal revealed that i think that some of the anger was is widespread it's also interesting to point out that you know that in light of this in the recent victoria nuland tapes that in a lot of instances you know the public officials you know while they may speak to the public in very clear and articulate words behind closed doors in their personal interactions they can be quite obscene in and it's a very different personality than what we see as the public. and coming out france
is the largest bank faces a multibillion dollar fine for breaching u.s. sanctions. where the french president slamming the punishment is unfair and disproportionate we'll look at what could be behind the tough measure. and the government forces in eastern ukraine say a woman has been killed in the army shelling of the town. and the finance region lugansk both sides agree to observe a cease fire until friday morning but are accusing each other of breaking it are just wrong cosgrove is following the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the announcement of a cease fire by ukraine's president called up our shanghai which was confirmed three days later by the anti-government activists here in eastern ukraine well the heavy artillery fire still continues here in this part of the country and the latest reports say that so one woman was killed and one woman was injured
as a result of that heavy artillery fire moreover cayle says right now expanding to the central ukraine as well and it's up are all just a railway was blasted meanwhile the the shelling continues here in the eastern ukraine as well as the region is heading for a humanitarian catastrophe the army shelling had become an everyday reality for the people here and slide down scanned guns can and has a region as well there is a lot of cold water shortage basically people in this life and haven't seen water for at least a few weeks local officials are saying that this is all going to lead to an epidemic naturally the cease fire would show was announced and confirmed by the end together and forces on monday was supposed to help the locals said to the wounded bury their dead and of course repair the water supply road scene while here in the
donetsk region the facials are saying that the water is becoming scarce diesel that's now here from them is pretty and we need a venue the shelling has disabled the pumping station two people were queuing there others were injured i'm sure you will as workers at your station. with the ukrainian army is depriving two and a half million being in waters on her present spoiling the meeting on the local water authorities are saying that they have and off reserves to give a water so locals for twelve days what's going to happen after this it's unknown. ukraine's president petro poroshenko earlier said he had a plan b. if his peace initiative doesn't work although some doubt he is in full control forces carrying out military operations in the east as international affairs expert alexander cory's told r.t. if we look at organizations like right sector which are apparently present in the east the paramilitary organizations they're not under the direct control of the ukrainian government frankly i don't with the ukrainian government has much control
either no groups like the national guard which are present in force in the ukraine in the eastern ukraine and which of course are recruited specifically from regions which are known to be host to the aspirations of the eastern ukrainians so i actually i dealt with the government or mr poroshenko has really much control over them a step on the gas looking for ways to speed up the construction of a pipeline which would deliver russian gas bypassing ukraine. moscow and brussels have been at odds over the project which has recently been frozen by the e.u. more and that just to have for you. france's largest bank b.m.p. party by is close to paying up to nine billion dollars to the u.s. for violating washington sanctions that's more than the bank earned last year and
the fine has been called on fair and disproportionate by the french president be all over as the details. french banking giant. in the u.s. regulators seem to be closing in on the deal which could see france's largest bank having to pay up to nine billion dollars in fines for directly violating u.s. sanctions now this relates back to around thirty billion dollars worth of trades that were done with countries such as iran cuba most of all that all appear on the sanctions list it's being discussed at the highest levels french president francois hollande is warned of the potential fallout for the french and even the wider european economy if this company faces such a stiff fine barbara said well he isn't going to poke his nose into an ongoing investigation by the attorney general so he's not provided going to try and interfere in this case but with the french economy still very wobbly at best
the pessimists are suggesting that this type of fine meted out on to france's biggest bank could be potentially catastrophic so we're waiting to see what deal is met between the french bank and the u.s. banking regulators we're expecting that decision at the beginning of july and president in size of the fine is left some wondering why b.m.p. parra by has to pay so much the biggest such pound paid by any bank so far was a two billion dollar fine handed out to britain's h.s.b.c. the french bank is now looking out most five times that amount we asked journalist robert harneys why france is facing such tough measures he believes washington is punishing paris for its stubbornness over the sale of mr all warships to russia. my only conclusion i have no proof to my own conclusion is the sale of washington to
russia is a sharp rap over the knuckles of the french government for insisting on continuing of the sale of the beast warships to russia i look at the sequence of events. i draw that conclusion it just goes to show that it's a very expensive defying. the bank has accepted it because they want to go on doing business in america but i think when people have time to think they're not going to be very impressed by this behavior by the american government which is a sort of blackmail because basically the the system is you say well if you don't peek guilty they'll be a trial if you plead guilty and give us a load of money and that seat seems that european politicians are capable of swallowing any humiliation from the americans oh yes shows how he justified a killing of an american citizen without due process of law later this hour flora how the newly released drone memo reaganites the long running controversy on how legal americans counterterrorism program really is.
welcome back you're watching r.t. international a damning report has revealed dozens of american women have been illegally sterilized in prisons in the u.s. state of california prison officials claim it helped save the state money while human rights groups say the message is cruel and reminiscent of nazi methods of population control one hundred forty four female prisoners underwent a surgical procedure which with former inmates saying they were forced to do so more than a third of them were sterilized unlawfully without their can stand and as many as
twenty seven cases remain undocumented with doctors never signing the necessary papers courting from the justice now campaign discussed the issue with r.t. . for sure by legislators and prison officials alike at the sterilizations were happening and then found out from that overseas. intermission that were happening and being offered at women's prisons in california a couple of years later so we made it very clear that they were illegal but received claims that people want to wear or that he didn't know that the surgeries were happening across the board there's a sense of sadness around having a human rights fully respected not being treated like a human feeling bush feeling taken advantage of doing to. a sadness around. you to get to give place to a child in the future that's something that individuals are wanting and also
discussing the after effects of some of these surgeries. the californian prison system has long been the target of criticism thousands of inmates are being jailed for decades and what u.s. officials prefer to call security housing units they are kept in concrete windowless cramped cells for nearly twenty three hours a day and their food is slipped through a door slot one hour over creation is often limited to pacing in handcuffs and shackles and other solitary area telephone calls and contact visits are generally prohibited more than three thousand inmates endure this treatment according to reports one hundred six have spent fifteen years in cells while twenty three have been locked up for a quarter of a century. well you can find more coverage of the inhumane treatment of u.s. prisoners in reports by our correspondents maria partner on our you tube channel or website r.t. dot com also wind today the u.k.
army may be getting too fat to fight the country's defense ministry has revealed shocking figures of those failing basic fitness tests and be at risk of grave health problems more details in the report are just a click away. also there a flight of fancy syria and one russian city turns to drones to get its deliveries out in time to find out how it's being carried out watch the video on our web site . right to see. her story. and i think you're. on our reporters there. in. the in the. all
stratas pushing to speed up the south stream pipeline project aimed at securing a russian gas deliveries to you are bypassing ukraine while he was earlier frozen by brussels citing possible violations of the blocks regulations but austria is urging to make exceptions for gas problems and the contract may be sealed on tuesday as are reports from beata. well there's hope all round that the agreement will be signed at later on cheese day the signing of the agreement to be overseen by russian president vladimir putin will mean that work on the south stream on austrian territory can begin in earnest on the south stream is going to transport gas from russia to europe. crain is seen as a more stable on a more reliable route with tensions between russia and ukraine on the increase austria do you want the agreements we signed on to walk on the pipeline to stall us despite deep divisions within the european union divisions that have seen on the pipeline in vogue area suspended earlier this month the prime minister decided to
suspend welcome the pipeline following a meeting with three u.s. senators including john mccain now the official reason being given to pull the work being suspended is that what was suspended in order to concerns of the competition had been breached however there are many within russia who feel that the decision was politically motivated public areas decision to suspend the work on the pipeline is how to knock on effect for example might have to do likewise and put the plans on the back burner however they all came for the work to be completed their president has been quoted as saying that the south stream will guarantee the long term energy security of serbia and create conditions for the domestic economy while italian officials are also kaine as well saying it's he will continue to support the south stream which is among the strategically important infrastructure projects the south will further strengthen the existing gas supply despite the fact that some countries all wavering on the in washington are trying to delay construction
on the south strain the fact that the agreement could be signed by later on tuesday in vienna with austria means that the south stream is one step closer to becoming reality. now if the deal is done south stream could start operating in twenty fifteen and would start pumping out natural gas to keep a third of homes. for a year by it twenty twentieth's supplies will be increased by thirty percent and in ten years from now they could be a whopping one hundred forty billion cubic meters per year that would meet a quarter of europe's needs austria's politicians say they are king in close cooperation with moscow. but i think. times. perhaps put it to a little bit difficult it's very important to build creatures and. so on.
so the relationships the cultural search the sick until science and technology. come on the correlations and so we're all powerful coos should. try to improve his success stories. and some breaking news some breaking developments on the situation and ukraine russia's president has just asked parliament to withdraw permission for the military to be used on ukraine territory as according to vladimir putin spokesman that permission was approved back in march i have the referendum in crimea and was aimed at providing security to the russian population on the peninsula i'll take a look at some other stories from around the world a suicide car bomb has hit a crowded area in the southern suburbs of beirut in lebanon wounding at least nineteen people the blast occurred in a mainly shiite muslim district loyal to the militant movement has a group has been fighting alongside president bashar al assad's forces in syria
against mainly sunni muslim rebels last friday another suicide attack near the syrian border left one person dead and almost forty people injured. supporters of a prominent anti-government cleric have clashed with police in the pakistani city of lahore leaving more than forty people injured the preacher arrived from canada where he currently lives to spearhead a peaceful revolution against the country's prime minister police used tear gas to disperse the crowds last week eight of his followers were killed in clashes with authorities. a landslide sparked by heavy rain has hit the brazilian city of the many houses have been. destroyed one of them completely swallowed by a sinkhole along with several cars the flooded area is only four kilometers from the stadium where italy will play your of why in the world cup use.
a u.s. court has released along a secret memo in which the obama administration lays out its legal reasoning for killing an american citizen without due process of law the document of course of course has left questions unanswered abby martin raises them and breaking. but you may remember that back in two thousand and eleven u.s. citizen and we're all lucky when the bin laden of the internet was killed by a u.s. drone strike in yemen for his association with al qaeda now a lock is just one of four u.s. nationals that have been killed by their own country's predator drones and for nearly three years the a.c.l.u. has demanded to know the justification behind its killing and today the word is ation got its wish to see a federal court released a two thousand and ten a memo by ben acting assistant attorney general david baron that outlined the legal case for the strike that killed a lock on surprisingly the obama administration memo relies almost entirely on the authorization for use of military force
a broadly worded law passed in the immediate wake of september eleventh that allows the president to use force against members of al-qaeda but even the memo notes that quote there is no precedent directly addressing the question in circumstances such as those present here but hey laws are meant to be broken even if it means completely dismantling over three hundred years of habeas corpus. i'm next one of nazi germany's key figures and a single handed manipulation of the media. so people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom my only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t.-shirt fan celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be
a police trolled was flying over them filming them i thought of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and as. spying on a communications but any camera or other device than throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us the ninety nine percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drug was actually a police troll would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they could and for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in for it but if a crowd does it they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion.
but. i would like to know that you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy correct albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our proximity we've been hijacked right handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers one school class i'm charging 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 real discussion critical issues facing up to find a job ready to join the movement then walk a bit. alive
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