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moscow. seeing the heaviest exchange of rocket attacks following palestinian prison riots on the street the death of a hamas member in israeli. the war of words on the korean peninsula with many south koreans fear an all out conflict as pyongyang suspends access to a crucial industrial zone that happens to be jointly run with. the presidential race now underway in venezuela we take a look at whether any of the main candidates could actually feel the truth. it's a pleasure to have you with us here today. live in moscow with your world wide years
. tensions once again flaring up on the border between israel and gaza palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on choose day early this morning of course israel retaliated the hostilities on street clashes that are ongoing. by the death of a former hamas member in israeli custody reporting from ramallah. basically this was a very heated and uneasy morning for the region there have been protests in several cities including ramallah where i am right now as well those numbers and hebron now have drawn is something that we should be paying special attention to that was the hometown of. the prisoner who died just very recently in an israeli jail and we're expecting more protests a very kind of i guess strenuous protest to take place there on thursday when when will be buried there so we're watching out for that very closely but of course there was. also the exchange of fire between israel and gaza for the first time
since the november true so really a lot of tension in the air now why is this happening this is happening because a palestinian prisoner sixty four sixty four year old prisoner died in an israeli jail after he was diagnosed with cancer in february or to be more precise he was diagnosed with cancer at the end of february now palestinians are accusing israel of not providing sufficient treatment to the man because he has complained about his health. actually in summer of last year and nothing literally nothing was done . no information was provided until march when doctors told him that he has cancer literally has days left to live so of course this left a lot of palestinians incredibly angry and of course there is you can see that their sentiments were best expressed by the palestinian president mahmoud abbas.
but. we have sent a letter of complaint to the israeli government and to all the international institutions regarding this action that israel calls the death of my sorrow our prison we will continue our struggle to free prisoners and i ask you to read a funeral. the minister for prisoner affairs of palestinian authority has also has also called on the international community for for an internationally led investigation into the death of. his team in prison or of course still people are outraged you have to understand this is the second palestinian prisoner to die in an israeli jail in two months in february a thirty year old man died in israeli jail a from a heart attack that has also spawned a lot of protests. and a palestinian journalist from the egyptian newspaper. believes that despite anger on the streets full blown conflict well that's unlikely to happen right there is.
a state of widespread anger and diggnation over the what many people here consider a primitive it is murder by the israelis palestinians think that the death of mr a humvee was a direct result of israeli criminal negligence as well as moral callousness this is the second palestinian to die in israeli jails and less than sixty days so the israelis cannot be given the benefit of the doubt at all. potential for. all out confrontation with israel is always there but i don't think that hamas in particular is eager to escalate the situation and to up the ante at this time at least everyone expects both sides to maintain
a semblance of self-restraint and we hope that the situation will not. deteriorate into an all out confrontation in gaza. and here at r.t. we did speak exclusively to model one about a guzzi member of the palestinian parliament and former minister of information he believes that support for the palestinian cause is only set to grow due to the ongoing injustice inflicted on the people by. these settlements and this apartheid system contradicts even the american interest in having stability in the middle east those who think that the situation in the middle east will remain as it is short sighted sooner than later with the prevalence of democracy you would see more and more people in the middle east siding by the palestinians and demanding that out of the palestinians. and you can watch all the exclusive interview in full with a modern one about a good t. that will be here on our eight hundred forty five g.m.t.
. north korea has barred workers from the south from entering a jointly operated factory zone it's pyongyang's latest move in a conflict between the neighboring states which has been simmering in recent weeks the kind of song industrial park is being one of the few successful efforts of reconciliation between the two koreas from which the economies of both countries do benefit south korea based journalist joseph kim has this report. the south korean president is newly elected north korea doesn't want to test her limits and perhaps she's willing to change her policies towards north korea and china james main objective is actually to start a dialogue with the u.s. with north korea's recent. what the u.s. calls provocations it's actually been easier for the united states to convince its military back into the studio something that the pentagon has said that it was wanting to do to rebalance back into east asia so because of this we've seen
a larger increased presence of military expansion by the u.s. into east asia during these annual drills something that we haven't seen before we're seeing a lot of money spent despite the eighty five billion dollars budget cut that the u.s. is currently going through these threats from north korea or what people say are perceived threats have actually become common and lending to many people in south korea but this time around the rhetoric has actually gotten a lot harsher so many south koreans are actually getting more of an eerie feeling on what this might turn out to be i don't feel a direct threat but i'm getting a little anxious sense can't even the south korean government is taking a coup worse this time so it feels like it is getting closer when the u.s. is more forceful it has a less positive effect from the perspective of a south korean citizen i feel anxious and it doesn't feel like protection. first of
all it's not the first time north korea has issued threats so to us we don't feel the threats we don't perceive them to be dangerous but it seems there are a lot of things happening inside kim drones regime it seems that the u.s. is doing those things to make correct evaluation on king john so that the nuclear problem doesn't see it's and i'm putting stress with south korea with the joint military drills but i don't think it is really helping in terms of into korean peace to. well let's just recap the events that have been developing on the korean peninsula as of late. i did announce that they had plans to revive a nuclear reactor that's been shut down for six years it also previously said that all of its missile systems have been mobilized and i currently on a state of high alert the north also declared itself to be in a state of war with its southern neighbor washington meanwhile has been taking more solid steps by upping its military presence in the area and its navy sent
a second guided missile destroyer into the korean peninsula or on monday and that's off the u.s. stealth planes are they did end up arriving in the region as well that's often the deployment of nuclear capable b. fifty two long range bombers gregory ilitch from the advisory board of the korea policy institute he believes there are some hidden motives going on behind this big display united states hundreds bases throughout the military throughout the world. if north korea collapses united states stablished military bases right on the border with china and then circumvent of that nation. also there's because of our middle east deposits in north korea which would be useful for exploitation by u.s. corporations and the united states. has never tolerated countries that want but it's hard to be at the service of a foreign perforation they want to know that about north korea knows that if their approach diplomatic we don't negotiate but if they're threatening or only respond
with firm so you were kind of a feedback loop where your bottom restraints come in and kind of on a door stations where north korea and nothing since since the last several years obama is following a policy of what he called strategic patience which is enough to act a slow strangulation of north korea three sanctions and economic measures in the hope that it will collapse at some point in time. this is still to come for you on the program here with open arms at the u.n. adopt a treaty aimed at controlling exports of conventional weapons hoping to advance humanitarian concerns but critics say your phrasing leaves too much room for interpretation. plus a daring taliban attack claims dozens of lives in afghanistan just a day after president karzai offered the militants a chance to enter politics and many other stories just around the corner for.
the international world in the very heart of moscow. thanks for joining us here on our. show live in moscow where the presidential race has kicked off in venezuela although there are seven candidates running for the top job the spotlight basically is between just two of them and that over the acting president nicholas my daughter and opposition challenger and. take a closer look at the leading contenders here on our sea for example we're talking about a. president maduro pledging to ultimately preserve the legacy of the ball of vireo and revolution and build socialism is biggest trump card is the blessing he
received from the late chavez who did name him as his successor and the former bus driver managed to work his way up to finance minister and vice president during the chargers' era well let's discuss the issues here with. capello's his trademark baseball cap he does like to suggest that he is well he does have something in common with the poor people of society that's not entirely true he's known for coming from a very wealthy family or though some members of the youth out there look at him like a rock star he is known for coming from a wealthy family he's known to be wealthy and selfies sometimes been viewed as a bit of a rich kid. or so were perceived as a voice of capitalism in venezuela advocating a free market economics and issues of foreign investment earlier my colleague kevin owen spoke to dr francisco domingo's the head of latin american studies at middlesex university and he believes that despite the good intentions of the chances of securing the top job or they are rather slim. nicolas maduro is
demonstrated to be a formidable communicate so he's old person is able to use symbolic language he used the masses very well he conveys very good messages he's very good very astute politically and i think he's doing very well that's why he's leading in the polls is gaining if you like from the spontaneous outpouring of grief or for chavez is he capitalizing now for want of a better word on the grief oh i'm sure there is a lot of sentiment about it i mean now that chavez was a figure of atrazine the international media now the population of venezuela realize how much he was loved was two million actually that came out in the streets to be a bit him fair world as impossible was the biggest demonstration in the history of the country and any candidate whoever they are would be foolish not to use it however the key point is that i think is the message people are saying you know the
mother is saying to them do you want the continuation of what you had with him for forty years improve in a perfect in need or do you want to go back to the bottle days of the public which the british represent and the message in that sense is very clear last mother oh i see this is really in between ten to forty percent in the polls. it's quarter past the hour moscow time the united nations has adopted its first ever treaty designed to control the global trade of conventional weapons that was already dubbed historic although the document has no in forstmann mechanism let's take a closer look at what it's aimed at achieving here on our city also will be the treaty bans countries from exporting to embargoed states and perhaps the sales of weapons to those who could use them for acts of terrorism or war crimes the document also requires states to prevent conventional arms from reaching the black market now the u.n. chief did say the document will become
a powerful new tool to help prevent human rights abuses in some states point out the deal is a big us unlocking clarity. on the reports. the u.s. accounts for thirty percent of global arms sales russia twenty six percent germany friends china seven six five percent respectively the figures are provided by the stockholm international peace research institute they cover the last four years of arm sales by the way this flow will. is worth around seventy billion dollars and four out of five of the world's largest stakeholders in this business happen to be permanent members of the un security council two out of which abstained from the vote that is russian china they cite a lack of clarity in the language of the treaty in the part where it says arms transfers should be subjected to risk and human rights assessments first so it's supposed to tie arms sales to the buyers record on human rights which sounds like a very good idea but then this raises all kinds of questions like do brain or saudi
arabia have a perfect human rights record so the treaty leaves lots of room for all kinds of interpretations russia being actually supportive of the effort to regulate arms sales says it abstained from voting for the treaty also because it has not been arms sales to non-state. actors. despite the cause of the number of states it was not reflected was the ban of the supply of weapons to new an authorized state and this is a significant shortcoming inevitably impact on the effectiveness of the international arms trade treaty. even though the united states supported the treaty at the way congress has made it clear that they will not let anyone tell the u.s. who to sell arms to so it would be like the kyoto protocol the one that's that obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases the u.s. also signed it and yet never ratified it gun manufacturers like lockheed martin or
northrop grumman have an army of lobbyists on capitol hill to make sure that their ability to sell weapons and profit is not constrained in any way but then thomas countryman the system secretary of state will let the american delegation to the talks defended the treaty saying it will actually give american weapons manufacturers a better competitive competitive position in the world so maybe the u.s. government is actually trying to help its gun producers by supporting the treaty anyway the international community seems united on one thing and that is something has to be done about the unabated flow of arms in the world but as they say the devil is in the details in washington i'm going to. i know we're coming here live from moscow when police are on foot to protect women from abuse in india you know she comes to the rescue find out on our web site engineers have come up with their own sex crimes and that's a rapist zapping
a police alerting. and almost seven decades after the end of world war two it's a legacy still to. learn about the latest alert of the german capital's central railway station that's also what our two daughter called sawyer. twenty minutes past the hour moscow time the taliban is now. same responsibility for attacking government offices in western afghanistan at least forty four people were killed or at least ninety were wounded during the onslaught in the tunnel. it's the deadliest attack in the country for more than one year the latest violence comes to spite attempts by kabul to appease the militants and the afghan president has said the taliban could be given the chance to enter politics and even contest the country's top post according to him had karzai the taliban leader may run for the presidency in next year's election but only if the militants renounce terrorism and talks r.t. contributor afshin rattansi says the insurgency is gaining popularity among locals
and the occupying nato forces actually helping to do that. the american public may be thinking what was the point of this debris relatives of all the thousands dead they must be getting a very strange picture of afghanistan and the taliban under more low more is going to run afghanistan is it going to be a pullout of course lots of people are asking there hundred fifty thousand nato troops there now and already people are talking about fifteen thousand remaining on five different bases the continuous drone attacks and the atrocities committed by u.s. and nato are nice to have troops of course do catalyze pro taliban support it was only in the past week or so that a u.s. commando unit were thrown out of new york province after allegations of complicity in kidnapping torture and summary executing people in new york province because i told the americans they better get out and of course those kinds of atrocities
abound about it i would not support. and artie's lucy catherine of whose reporter from afghanistan and she believes karzai is just playing politics on his closeness to the west ultimately makes him look like a lame duck president. he's made this point numerous times before calling for the taliban to participate in elections is that stand is so open and democratic that even mullah omar working to disarm essentially could run for office course the reality is that this is a complete political nonstarter because the taliban have been very clear in their position they do not see the karzai government as being legitimate they have openly called it as a puppet of the united states they refused to hold any sort of negotiations much less view the constitution as legitimate or offer any sort of candidate so again this is just sort of wishful thinking perhaps or rather a rhetorical remark by president hamid karzai than any sort of reality on the ground because the taliban has refused to negotiate with him there really isn't very much that cars i can do in the situation for the taliban the number one
position is this affectively to remove all foreign troops from the ground in afghanistan in order to do that why negotiate with the so-called puppet government when we can talk to the occupiers themselves but there's divisions within the taliban as well do they actually hold negotiations or do they fight until the occupiers the u.s. forces leave the country there are also divisions within the obama administration about this because while this war has been encouraged probably costly to the united states and the taliban has long been an enemy for the u.s. many factions in the administration see the political solution as the only possible sort of way forward i mean it's been more than clear that military might isn't enough to eradicate the taliban so somehow talks have to take place but at the end of the day i don't think anyone actually realistically expects peace with the taliban anytime in the next few years for sure when i was in afghanistan most of the afghans that i've spoken to have seen this deadline with with the looming trepidation in fact they think that once the americans draw down and there's no
indication the americans will fully withdraw from the country but of course that will leave a massive power vacuum there's the potential for the country to descend into civil war and it also really remains to be seen what happens with the elections in two thousand and fourteen because again if the country doesn't isn't seen as sort of having legitimate. elections it really could spark much much much further unrest than we've seen so far. i let's now turn to some news we've just received from russia's chechen republic massive fire has broken out of the highest skyscraper in the region's capital grozny it's a recently completed forty story lavish hotel with shorter houses luxury apartments and dozens of far brigades apparently battling the blaze right now there are no reports of casualties or here at sea we will bring you the details on this developing story in chechnya as soon as they emerge. for now
as the british government champions for further austerity schools of families across the nation are struggling to put it on the table meanwhile supermarkets and restaurants are throwing perfectly edible products away. went to investigate plums so that's again going to be good going in through the desert or through the hard way it sir. down here we've got. lots of. spring onions again. goods and absolutely free daniel volunteers at the people's kitchen it's an eco conscious collective in east london their aim to say food that would have been thrown away by shops and markets at the end of a day's trading today daniel and chef home are preparing to wow two hundred dinah's with a feast made from discarded food as a chef i've seen for being wise to every restaurant and i've ever done on a big scale in the supermarkets and i'm not even larger scale at these big markets so the food that we're taking is not good enough to so to get to throw away it's
kind of in that category there's a forgotten that nobody's really doing anything about in the western world and it's just sad really that nobody has respect for the food it's just kind of ok to get someone to when those people starving not just in the other countries where this food came from. in this country one in five of the u.k. population lives below the poverty line but there's a dramatic discrepancy the rest of the population spends an average of just eleven percent of its budget on food. institutes of mechanical engineers says that that's fueling a tragic throwaway culture with four point four million tonnes of food avoidably each year in this bridge. it's ridiculous he had loads of reason you can see. these are just perfectly good maybe one or two bad ones but it's just really a matter of sorting them having someone to sort them so this is a huge scale the fact that some down managed to salvage for their kitchen is likely
to end up here as the landfill in fact over ten billion pounds worth of food is thrown away in the u.k. each year that's a colossal amount of waste for such a tiny island and before fruit and vege even hits the show. up to three quarters of it is discarded by pharma just cannot get enough at the moment we pay supermarkets and other food businesses to trash the planet to grow food and then. we need to make a consumers they change their behavior as well when we go to supermarkets and see the. same we need. the same what to do with all that. actually they stalk fruit and vegetables as they grow in a huge variety of uniformity. markets don't help by tempting customers with.
consumers alert into buying excessive quantities of food. which ends up in the bin or spent many years visiting the skips of supermarkets literally. and what you see is a ray of perfectly fresh good vegetables and fruit and other foods that have been thrown away and most people think gosh how disgusting to get food. it's true it is disgusting but what's disgusting is that with way the consumption food and every link in the supply chain continues to. tom and dan can keep proving that finale there really is such a thing as a free lunch. east london. you've seen their footage on this very channel and now they're going online and the newest member of the family the video agency ruptly now working a full speed you can find the brand new website ruptly dot tv designed to give the
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