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cold smiles and handshakes at the g. eight is the u.s. and russia admit they are not on the same page on how to solve syria but pledged to move towards a diplomatic solution. plus a some more icy atmosphere at the summit after the revelations that british and american intelligence spied on g twenty members back in two thousand and nine. and there are more u.s. surveillance leaks to come as a pledge by whistleblower edward snowden in an online q. and a where he also said that he is on it to be declared a traitor by washington for.
good to have a company you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow. now syria's unending bloodshed is once again proving to fracture relations between moscow and washington at the g eight summit in northern ireland. barack obama had to admit they don't really see eye to eye on the matter but agreed that peace talks should take place more now from. the gathering in los. the g.a.o. has been criticized in the past for being a bit of a talking shop and it seemed to have lived up to its name but sadly a puritan and barack obama reiterated that they want to see a peaceful solution to the crisis in syria they aim to get both sides in the conflict around the negotiating table in geneva but of course at the same time we know that they come from very different positions we know that last week the usa pledged to provide military assistance to the syrian opposition. on the other hand
is against this he says that providing more weapons to the syrian opposition can only increase the bloodshed already taking place in syria so of course syria looked like it would be the main headline of this summit but rather unexpectedly these revelations of the spy scandal taking place back in two thousand and nine at the g twenty summit that britain has said has come out we know from the documents that edward snowden has revealed is that the british security agency was spying on foreign dignitaries at the last g twenty summit that the u.k. also hosted back in two thousand and nine so not setting a great precedent as host of a summit we had even reports that they set up fake internet cafes in order to intercept the emails of whole delegations foreign dignitaries and even tapping into the phone calls of the then president of russia dmitry medvedev so definitely
tensions raised and at the same time it's all happening against the backdrop of protests with a number of anti globalist trade. you know human rights campaign is marching through the streets demanding that these world leaders address issues such as world poverty and of world hunger a lot a lot of people saying that the protests have been largely contained because perhaps the police presence has been a way of intimidating the protesters and keeping them a bay. or glyn ford a political analyst and former year m.p. says the g twenty surveillance revelations sound familiar at the end of the nine hundred ninety s. he raised the issue of a secret u.s. surveillance system targeting e.u. citizens called echelon and believes the u.k. has long been america's too for harvesting information. certainly in the past we
we've learned that through military friendships the more we are if we deserve to be irish and some spots throughout britain with france about the position of the european union absolutely to be expected there are going to be military with the g. twenty in jiegu votes to support a sucker operation why the stunning use of j.c.h. can sometimes even get to see what it downloads for the americans some of the some of the material downloaded from satellites i actually just fed directly to fort meade in the united states and we get sort of bits of it back so we're working as a counter sucking truck through cleaning up after us and of course it will give the green light to the worst of the world to do the same thing why one should try you know or or anybody else be insured which to me were these complained that radiation was being acting under the information emerge it's again all the bullshit industrials go where the chinese are actually it is crux is the best there are. and
it's a taxing time for g eight host david cameron the british prime minister wants the otherworldly decision on him in nabbing tax evaders am plugging the lng pulp was later we'll tell you why it's such a big deal plus israel's bunker mentality details of why top politicians to go get to go underground at great cost if serious conflicts breaches its borders. former n.s.a. contractor turned whistleblower edward snowden is hitting back at washington and the onslaught from the lawmakers gunning for him fielding questions online snowden promised more leaks to come and derided those defending the global surveillance web that he exposed our correspondent ron important i followed the key. snowden to refer to washington's war on whistleblowers as a drop clooney and campaign he believes will ultimately escalate the scale school and skill involved in future government leaks in short snowden believes that u.s.
president barack obama is actually building better whistleblowers by targeting and punishing all those that aim to expose government wrongdoing as for the website that served as a strong platform for whistleblowers snowden referred to wiki leaks as a legitimate journalistic outlet on the topic of obama snowden accuse the president of entering the white house and slamming the door on many campaign promises such as in vesta gating systemic violations of law instead snowden says the u.s. commander in chief is deepening and expanding several abusive programs that began under the bush administration the former booz allen hamilton employees says the u.s. government destroyed his possibility for a fair trial at home by openly declaring him guilty of treason and his acts as criminal unconstitutional and unforgivable snowden now reportedly hiding out in hong kong claims he did not reveal any u.s.
operations against legitimate military targets he says his leaks pointed out where the n.s.a. has top civilian infrastructure such as hospitals universities and private businesses covert operations that snowden claims is aggressively criminal and dangerous now even if the u.s. government ultimately catches and in prisons him snowden believes that it will not prevent more people like him from coming forward reporting from new york marina r.t. what it recently emerged that the n.s.a. may be running not just the prison spying system but a whole series of secret programs designed to time to track the public funkadelic see america political commentary to some science believes holds dangers of its. over the weekend the washington post kind of published an article showing up not just as their prison but we have nuclear on and we have marina. we have maine where there's all these major programs prison is by far provides the most intelligence
for the president but it takes you know there's about five million people now with security clearance and that's going to be a problem moving forward when now that the secrets of started to come out others are feeling more and to tell secrets too so it's going to be a matter of not just how bast the surveillance system is but which which countries in which governments can keep their secrets safe with this with all the security clearances out there all hope is lost to some of the guantanamo bay detainees later on r.t. we report on the officially of inmates who most likely never leave because the u.s. considers them too dangerous to release but denies them a trial. a syrian rebels have killed sixty government soldiers near the city of aleppo in one of the deadliest single strikes a suicide bomber detonated a truck reportedly filled with six tons of explosives in an attempt to reverse the tide of the conflicts assad troops have made a strong push in recent weeks and rebel leaders say they are in dire need of
support they've already got al qaeda linked militants and foreign mercenaries fighting on their side and are now set to start getting weapons from the west meanwhile government forces have the backing of lebanon's hezbollah i'm a seeing get a four thousand strong troop reinforcement from iran the british national party nick griffin was part of a year of pain fact finding delegation has just returned from damascus he told us that any third party involvement only aggravates the conflict. when cameron in the americans say that we should arm the rebels what they're saying is that a lot of people are being killed in a war so the solution is to send more guns like it's madness unfortunately the americans the british the french and especially the saudis are playing this with a strike but their interest isn't in sorting out the syrian problem it's overthrowing the assad regime which is rid of the last secular intolerant regime in the whole of the middle east and replacing it with one hobby extremism the vast
majority of the rebels are liberal democrats that respect america and western value of their jihadists are the first invasion of syria by foreign forces is the fact that at least forty thousand of the so-called syrian rebels are in fact jihadist terrorists from north africa central asia and even western europe there's an estimated six hundred western european born jihadi is fighting against the syrian government right now syria's conflict looms large over the israeli occupied golan heights where the border is already troubled by fighting the prospect of having war on its doorstep is it weary israel though not perhaps for the country's elite who have been revealed to have an expensive and impenetrable hijacked poor display looks at what the rest of the country thinks about it. when the missiles come israel's leaders will be here deep underground somewhere on the road between jerusalem and tel aviv about a decade ago the news broke that the government was building a bunker here in the hills of jerusalem to the tune of some two hundred million
dollars criticism at the time was that the country had survived for fifty years without one and could for another fifty but back then the threat of a nuclear iran was nowhere near where israel's prime minister netanyahu claims it is today the ship wolf i'm not exaggerating when i say the threats are greater than ever it is quite possible they have the greatest since the declaration of independence and even since the harsh times during the first decades of this country. no one seen the bunker and it's been very little media coverage of it all that's known is that it can withstand an earthquake biological war or atomic attack it's rumored to have living quarters and command facilities able to accommodate several hundred people it's. important that we have such an installation so as to make sure the government is really in shape and can actually operate under any circumstances but gideon spiro doesn't buy the hype he's one of only
a handful of israeli anti nuke activists who've been calling on the government to disarm nuclear. both of the corruption in. hiring can go from there for me but. it's not proper for a charisma. which means that while netanyahu rants and raves he can do so knowing full well he has a hideout to sit out the nuclear winter should it come but it's not so simple for the person in the street in case of an extreme situation of a nuclear attack or a severe attack on israel and they're all protected afterwards who are going to be ruling was going to be left around for them to govern on is the question is if every citizen. can have a bunker not a bunker and that's exactly how dime a tile is what we he doesn't have a shelter nice home and has to rely on this public bunker which is almost always marked it's always. people on the street that pay the price of wars and not you
know the generals who lead us into them there's very little you can do i mean the instructions given by the army to israelis the same holding a room that does not look toward the best they can do but it's well known that many of israel's bomb shelters are run down and neglected about twenty percent of the population doesn't even have access to one we still have a problem with those that were constructed in the eighty's and seventy's etc etc some of them being strengthened right snow by the special project to able us to be more protected but that hasn't stopped netanyahu turning up his rhetoric in recent weeks the irony is that should war begin the man who called for it will be safe in a bunker while his fellow citizens will be lifted face it head on policy r.t. in the hills of jerusalem. we've got plenty more stories online for you including the latest on wiki leaks whistleblower julian assange who says he's prepared to
spend the next five years in the confines of the ecuadorian embassy in london after high level talks to break the asylum impasse faulted and a grotty weekend of shootings across chicago in the worst violence so far this year even as the city desperately tries to shed its deadly reputation but all the details for you at r.t. dot com. the u.s. government has released a list of forty six current guantanamo bay prisoners who can forget about freedom officials say they can't be prosecuted even though some of them were recommended the trial but they can't be released either because the government considers them too dangerous to be let out khalid shaikh mohammed who is already on trial for. masterminding the nine eleven attacks is one of those on the list which consists of mostly afghan and yemeni nationals it's a blow to the campaign to get the job was shut down. being boosted by the
appointment of a veteran oil and them boys to push for the closure of the camp over one hundred of guantanamo detainees have been on hunger strike for months now over their indefinite detention. is an attorney for one of the inmates she told us that sometimes lawyers a powerless to defend their clients. there is evidence against many men that has been deemed classified and the attorneys for the men have never seen and may never see and they will not be able to challenge the detention of the men or the evidence that's held against them and so some of the men who the u.s. has deemed. to be are able to be indefinitely detained we won't ever be able to see the evidence that they used to support that claim what the administration is saying at the camp is that they are searching for contraband that may apparently be stored in the general area of the men and keep in mind these
are men who are in solitary come by night now as of may they are in a cell alone for twenty two hours and the contraband that they can possibly store is limited to what the guards provide them so it's literally nothing that could possibly be hidden and this area by these men who are in solitary cells for twenty two hours a day. you're watching on t.v. and just ahead north korea's offer to take part in pace talks is falling on death is in the u.s. washington is the mounting pyongyang. as the starting point but critics suspect america is not really that kanan easing the tension on the pending chiller plus europe's gas guzzlers by high fuel prices and inefficient notice drivers there are looking for cheaper ways to get from a to bait and a few minutes. you
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britain is trying to. rally other g eight countries to share financial information to crack down on tax avoiders but it's thought some of these suggestions go a bit too far for some leaders to help because a list been published naming and shaming some of those jumping through loopholes which r.t. shaun thomas discussed with our business presenter katie peel being. well the international consortium of investigative journalists has come out with all these details and exposed people that are using tax havens from thirty countries literally hundreds of thousands of people have been exposed right now and this is all for
a timely considering these are the people that exposed politicians rogue nations that religious leaders oligarchs and we know that david cameron is using the g eight to really put tax evasion at the forefront and get international support for his laws that he wants to enforce he needs everybody to jump on the same ship so that everybody else that wants to avoid tanks can go to another country and get away with it so taxes are all important because these are tough economic times in the u.k. yeah exactly we know that britain is dealing with stagnate growth at the moment it has been since the financial crisis but there's a bit of criticism going on because britain actually created the tax haven and is actually in charge of ten crown dependences an isle of man i love whites and there's a lot to talk about and he's got to get those countries on board he's held the fact that he has already done that but nothing has been put. in all of this is here said than done as in all things with politics right this is actually a tough task it is a tough task just because it's so secretive but that secrecy is coming to
a light at the moment because of exposé is like this is making mr cameron's job that much easier and i got expert analysis on their spend areas he is the editor in chief of business new york magazine i said to him how realistic is it that we could have a tax haven for a while. because it means you have to police the entire world think about the system is necessary international. every country one tiny little country who chooses not to abide by this. offer is. as i say convenient services for people trying to hide money. means that the whole thing becomes a mockery it is they were controlling it. you can work towards it you can it will take time and probably it's a good idea but you've got several countries like cyprus obvious example but luxembourg still switzerland before who are really services as a business it becomes a big part of their economy and it's very difficult for
a small country like luxembourg to tell them they can't do it because they have avoided making money so i think that one thing that can be avoided at the g eight summit is the topic of tax evasion well a world away from the g. eight offshore issues motorists in europe have no choice but to keep pumping their hard earned cash into paring their cars but as tess arcilla now reports the costs of getting it back can be greater than the car dealers claim the expenses consume mount up. when i went to the store that told me that's a very economy car it's only five point seven liter. in one hundred kilometer. and i never. i never make that consumption i always make more and in a time of crisis when every penny counts the difference doesn't go unnoticed i pay more because i use less or more feel that i'm expecting. car ads in the
e.u. advertised they expected the fuel consumption of their car models whatever a recently published report shows a discrepancy of up to twenty five percent on actual fuel consumption of motorists on the road the study by the international council on clean transportation notes the disparity between real world carbon emissions and what drivers get accounts for an average of three hundred euros more per year but this three main reasons for the discrepancy the first is that the test is very out of date over thirty years old the second reason is there was lots of loopholes that they can introduce the third main reason as they do the tests but the lights are switched off the air conditioning is all heating would be zero so it's not being driven like a protocol taken together the end result leaves motorists across europe choking on the cost of their fumes many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet one
trend that's taking shape as a steady continues to bite is more people opting for two wheels rather than for the european cycling federation claims that sales of bicycles across the continent now outnumber cars by two to one italians for one have already been actively making the switch thanks to a sturdy but there's a financial incentive as well the more money people have the more they can spend which did release the economy the fuel the people of boeing for their cars is a big part. all of their disposable income so if we can reduce the costs to consumers of filling up their car by having more fuel efficient cars then that puts money in people's pockets which is exactly what our good customers had believed they were buying into to begin with the lie to me. it's it's not fair to us are still you are brussels. motorists are the only ones he's wallets are under attack at the moment in just over an hour's time max kaiser looks at why
investing in your own higher education could leave you with a hole in your pocket for life. yesterday and now that the students will be in debt for the rest of their working lives and why because the people who are pension accounts who have blown through their legacy of their pension money want higher yielding investments are going to steal it from the students their wealth transfer from the students to the pension holders from the younger generation to the older generation facilitated by an outside group the rothschilds back that has totally through prism through the n.s.a. through m i five through m i six they just totally control and manipulate and advise the garbage how to best confiscate wealth put in the pockets of the shysters the criminals the pranksters the financial terrorist the financial robbers and then they just take the other to the pockets the kids are left with a nickel to pound to rub together to buy a bag of dope. a taste of the kaiser report coming up in about an hour's time america skeptical over
north korea's proposal to launch high level talks between them to reduce tensions on the korean peninsula the obama administration says it wants actions not asian asia specialist him bail says america is unwilling to negotiate because it won't benefit from pace in the region. the preconditions are there so that the negotiations won't get off the ground and one way or two if you don't want to have negotiations then the simplest way to do that no negotiation suitors way is to demand preconditions of the other side of the access so that i think that's what the american doing. then the question of course is you know why are they doing that why don't. you know that that's the difficult one and i think it's a sick lady and a number of reasons but the main reason is is china they want tension on the korean
peninsula as part of their containment of china so they're very loath to information go show sions which when do you choose the situation. other news happening this hour there have been mass rallies across brazil involving over one hundred thousand people angry at their crippling tax was adding to their fury is the immense cost of staging the twenty fourteen world cup the protests began last week and although the latest demonstrations were largely peaceful there were skirmishes with police in rio de janeiro. and a powerful blast on a convoy carrying an afghan and pay has left at least three people dead in kabul on the day nato hands over security to national afghan forces police say the attack happened to the west of the capital navy afghan independent human rights commission the security transfer is a significant milestone towards the forward through all of coalition troops planned for the end of next year. one of america's controversial commentators gets the
abbey marty happy marty abby martin treatment in a minute what do the north korean people really think of westerners that seem breaking the set things. you know what's worse than a corrupt bureaucrat a court bureaucrat who sucks at being corrupt scumbag bureaucrat in veronese russia just couldn't help himself and puts a very hefty charges for services contract for road repair and construction in just three years he was able to take enough of a percentage off of these contracts though investigators raided his house he had the equivalent of over three million dollars in russian money all over his home
news not mail dot ru claims he had tire laundry hamper twenty five kilograms sugar sex filled to the brim with box first off what some what is this flagrant that. it means that he felt rather comfortable and not getting caught so there are plenty more of these guys out there but second this is a absolutes left in the face to russia taxpayers who are hungry for new roads i think for instance it's a flagrant in your face obvious crush corruption russia might need to reconsider that moratorium on the death penalty but that's just. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month of food i should try it because you know how fabulous i'm glad i got so many i mean. i believe that i've seen really messed up. in the old story so personally. it's. worse cheaper to live in the
white house or to the. radio guy for a minute. what. did you ever seen anything like this until. they guys i'm out in martin and this is breaking the site so i don't know if you guys have heard the news that broke on friday but it turns out that after months of speculation sirius finally crossed that red line yet white house officials claim that they found a broad range of evidence that assad forces have used sarin gas against the rebels no matter that other u.n. report the claim that the rebels have also use earning gas right where the fact that a regime one is using chemical and biological weapons is exactly what the establishment used to do this country into the system or an illegal war the un secretary general ban ki moon has even weighed in saying that there's no certainty of chemical.
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