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i think. the week's top stories in r.t. and a whole to iran's nuclear program gives hope for diplomacy but more threatened sanctions from washington could put that progress in reverse is capitol hill chooses between israeli plays and barack obama's promises. meanwhile reports emerge that israel could join forces with former foes saudi arabia to attack iran if it deal with world powers fails to rollback to iran's nuclear program. underground adoption in the united states when their children proved too much to handle adoptive parents to simply handing them over to strangers through the internet. and mission accomplished the sochi twenty fourteen olympic torch returned safe and sound after russian cosmonauts take it in this story.
or are you watching r.t. with me and tree farm. now this week's interlude between the two rounds of crucial talks over iran's nuclear program has sent some mixed signals on the one hand the u.n. watchdog declared that atomic projects have been virtually frozen since president rouhani came to power and on the other u.s. lawmakers are insisting yet more sanctions are placed on iran a move that threatens to derail the deal probably not say look what else is jeopardizing the diplomacy the pieces are in place. we have time and again said that i know no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons nor will we ever wrong and i get. over it
with respect to their kids and their people these to be undertaken by going. to meet all of all present and party. woman or words flowing relations yet just as the deal in geneva was on the cons between the world pollens and iran came concern from france a surprise move that stall the talks but end fran's new friends in israel who'd been the traditional stumbling block up to now still small ting from the threats and intense rhetoric of the recent ponced is will refuses to budge that's a bad deal it's a dangerous. because it keeps iran as a nuclear threshold nation. we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid as were the main bargaining chips the sanctions like me not to could prove a dealmaker when congress is having none of it putting president obama in
a tough spot i think rouhani has staked his position on the idea that he can improve relations with the rest of the world and so far he's been saying a lot of the right things for the privacy for israel. be very wary as well of any kind of. talk from the iranians and then there's the bargaining hammam israel building most subtle moments when things don't go its way approving more units only last month leaving us congress to get trigger happy with more sanctions don't draw us into a bad deal with iran we already know how israel's benjamin netanyahu feels advocating his case on twitter through yet another colorful graphic presentation and the red carpet will be rolled out for its newfound french friends present it's tough to predict whether the p five plus one will equal unity when they get back around the
table next week in geneva. they are to moscow. now should the talks result in something israel isn't happy with it's reportedly ready to join forces with a former sworn enemy for a possible strike on iran britain's sunday times newspaper suggests saudi arabia is working closely with israel's mosad on a military campaign if iran's nuclear program isn't by an agreement in geneva under the reported plan saudi arabia is understood to be allowing israel use of its space it would also assist israel in deploying combat drones helicopters and tanker planes the saudis a furious and a willing to give israel all the help it needs that's what an anonymous source allegedly told the newspaper the sunni muslim gulf kingdom is alone that shiite dominated iran could get a nuclear weapon a concern shared by israel iranian political analyst side mohammad marandi thinks that if this scenario plays out there would be no witness what we don't know if
these reports are true but the saudis and the israelis are moving closer and closer to one another however it's highly unlikely that the saudis or the israelis would really want to attack iran. would be you lose yours they would be seen. obviously the iranians would retaliate against what you know very wrong it would create an economic catastrophe for the world. that would mobilize the whole middle east especially people on the streets in support of iran they would isolate israel after all the americans with all their firepower. failed in their attempt to bring about a pack on syria because world public opinion and american public opinion simply would not accept it. well if such plans do exist they might come to life even if next week's geneva nuclear talks end in the green mint of some kind we're asking
you if you think a deal can be reached there more than half of you so far who voted think that israel's opposition will prevent any deal about a third believe there is a chance but only if the west recognizes iran's right to nuclear energy in a little over ten percent are pessimistic saying that neither side needs a deal so badly that they would want to rush into it and the final five percent say iran will agree to a deal only after sanctions leave it with no other choice you can add your voice or you have to do is go to r.t. dot com. syria could be free of most of its chemical arsenal by the end of the year if another country turns up willing to take it on the ambitious deadline was set by the international chemical watchdog as part of a road map which also says all toxic stockpiles must be destroyed by the end of next june the biggest problem a lack of volunteers to take on the delicate task of eliminating more than
a thousand tons of highly poisonous materials norway was first to give a for its refusal was mirrored by albania which saw a series of protests against the country being the destruction site for syria's arsenal political analyst chris bambery says it should be europe's wealthy nations who step in to implement the ambitious elimination plan. understanding is that they will go to france and i think it's really the onus is on britain or france in terms of the western european powers to deal with this because as i say they do have chemical weapons although we don't advertise the fact that britain and france have stockpiles of chemical weapons they do have the ability to do that the french and the british have the facilities were you can dismantle these things safely they have the expertise surely that's the better option. did by this deal the west should really put its money where its mouth is here up to this deal it's sending ships in this case norwegian ship to deal with this but the norwegians queering
they do of the expertise to dismantle you can see what chemical weapons see they will not take them in and i think it kind of smacks i resent over the fact that really in the end this deal has come or. brokered a deal. and no syria has abided by the agreements of it and i can't hear but feel there's a kind of resentment in european capitals that actually a deal has worked. well even without hosting syria's chemical weapons the e.u. is being dragged deeper and deeper into the conflict intelligence chiefs believe more than a thousand young european muslims have joined these are missing and are fighting in syria now it's thought they're being recruited three social media counterterrorism coordinator says the jihadists agenda goes further than toppling a sad it's actually a real threat to europe. we are in the process of trying to understand better the reason why so many europeans are going to syria where we start being concerned.
and that's what we understand many of the mean the joining do. you. think she which not only wants to work through a sad but the global jihad really wreak fully the project and therefore we think. we'll see that in the future but many of them will get back in europe much more radical to me order recruit order or do you mean for saab even directed more to attack in europe coming up this profit to be made from prisoners we were forced on the us private jail industry this lobbying washington to punish even minor offenses with custody plus that is the deaths of innocents in iraq this year reaches its highest teen years are teen launches a special online project account here like the real numbers of civilian silted.
an underground adoption market has been exposed in the united states is called private re homing and allows parents to get rid of their wanted adopted kids by advertising online no official background checks mean children could end up with families he would never be legally allowed to adopt or even end up with criminals r.t. spoke to one young man who told us how his life took a turn for the worse when he was passed on to a new fam. dimitris stewart was five years old when he and his brother were adopted from an orphanage in a small town near moscow it would be a rocky road living with his adoptive american parents didn't really feel like. i was there when he was a young teenager after years of strained relations and after his parents had biological children of their own the stewarts decided it was time to find him a new home and that's when they turned to the internet is that i go underground
groups where people want to. just sort of a dog shins and stuff like that that's how dimitris parents found nicole isa in east an advertiser saw it as an aspiring mother that ran a home school to major found out that this was far from the truth is this little tiny basic. him it was clear that his new home was no home school there was an even desk there had to do homework he didn't even make you go to school and give me the option to go to school and then we had a biological kid that was taken away from them from the stay so they want to bother anymore kids and that's why they're doing this underground underground thing nicole had been married to a man who was a pedophile and that she could not get a homestudy due to her finances these days private adoptions are far more common it's unclear how many of them were facilitated on the internet where it's harder to
regulate the transactions between families after the traumatizing ordeal dimitri moved to this group home outside atlanta he feels safe with his new guardians in this quaint home in a nice suburban neighborhood use never know who's going to. be out there looking for kids and there's six people out there everywhere and marietta georgia lives of all are. meanwhile youngsters hanging out with their friends in the u.k. or even some public campaigning could for filed of the police in britain if a new law comes into force the anti social behavior crime and policing bill that's going through parliament would stretch the definition of a disturbance is a jailable offense liberty campaign is born but it's begun wording could well result in local authorities going getting stellar powers over people's mean vote should you potentially annoy another person in public you could get hit with an unlimited fine or even a ticket to jail activist kerri-anne mendoza says it only serves to help the
government shut out the public. attempting to do is give to police the also to make any lawful protest immediately illegal simply because it's and i quote this directly from a legislation may has always likely to cause nuisance or annoyance as you can imagine the whole point of protest is to cause a nuisance an annoyance is to get in the way to disrupt people in their ordinary daily lives so that you can have them focus on an otherwise ignore or issue which is really important. meanwhile if you in the u.k. but shouldn't be expect a text a yes home office is taken to sending phone messages directly to illegal immigrants telling them to get the problem is it's not always illegal on the receiving end we've got the story coming up after a quick break. we'll
. technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've gone to the future of covered. is obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rape they really needed to buy guns and learn how to use them i'm. sure this is the one that i want to go with them once again as the fear. women are definitely the target of the gun lovers and you don't want to kill them not want to kill anybody would have somebody with you with this with her. i'm noticing more and more and that's really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to own a gun to protect their family and young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink or. more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms if
being armed made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth. were clearly not the safest. welcome back locking people up it's proving to be profitable for america's private prison industry cashing in on criminals with a massive lobby that's surging that even minor offenses are punished with jail to nepal as the story. corrections corporation of america is the hilton of the private prison industry a multibillion dollar business that's getting rich off punishment we are c.c.a. the more people locked up behind bars and the longer they stay there the more money c.c.a. makes last year the company banked a reported one point seven billion dollars they are fully aware of the reality
which is that they need mass incarceration in order to stay in business they need excessive sentences for nonviolent crime so yes they push for legislation that will sure more and more people are in their stores with more than to put millions people currently incarcerated the united states chomps china russia and the rest of the world in the number of prisoners doing time about half of those in us jails are in for nonviolent offenses since one nine hundred ninety america's private prison population has increased sixteen hundred percent the war on drugs mandatory sentencing and a broken immigration policy have forced more people into prison c.c.a. has roughly ninety thousand prison beds in twenty states jesse lava from the watchdog group beyond bars says many of the company's contracts guarantee occupancy lock up quotas basically say you know if you're a private person and you have a contract with say or a local government you have
a guaranteed number of people in your car go down with it doesn't matter it's taxpayers are still on the hook and the government is still on the hook for filling up your prisons. in the land of the free it is hard to expect the prison population to decrease as long as corporations continue profiting by keeping people locked up reporting from new york marina puerto nile are to. what r.t. spoke to human rights advocate he himself is a decade behind bars in both public and private jails alex freeman believes private prisons. no benefit to society since that or only goal is to make money serve six years at a privately operated prison this part of the ten years total that i spent incarcerated and my experience is privately operated prison pretty much is what led me on to a career if you will fighting against a private prison industry it is
a very drastic experience and people come out of prison generally worse than they went in to get the isolation due to the the lack of resources and rehabilitation programs of them and what that means of course is that when they get out they are more likely to start to recidivate and come back and that benefits no one except for companies like c.c.a. because if you profit from incarceration then the more people you have locked up the more money you can get. coming up in the next hour there is one u.s. prison that refuses to close. it's very easy to enter one tunnel it's hard. but how one will be down here doing this mission as it racks up twelve years we go behind the barbed wire for more insight into america's most notorious jail where over one hundred sixty days nice is still being held with many without trial or charge. it's been a week of intense bloodshed in iraq with more than one hundred thirty civilians
killed iraqi security forces have been unable to cope to curb the violence with lethal bombings causing a spike in deaths this year of nearly eight thousand people killed the worst since two thousand and eight one political refugee from saddam hussein's regime told us that the tactics which the u.s. followed in its intervention led to today's ongoing chaos the united states wanted to separate all of the iraqi forces and to play it on sectarian divisions divisions exasperating the natural differences. and clashes but there is also this presence of the terrorist organizations which which is most fear of conflict between these political organizations and groups represented within the government. well r.t. has launched a special online project to follow the effects of the growing violence in iraq and
here on the website is at the bottom of your screen right now we've got a detailed timeline documenting all the major instance over the course of the year and the casualty figures. margy dot com is launching a special project to mark the appalling scale of violence in iraq. we want you to know. when it comes to tackling illegal immigrants if you can't phone them foreigners in britain and now being sent text to them telling them to leave the country but the
home office is getting a definite down from some recipients who are allowed to be in the country or smith has the details. your phone. is 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 text 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 round threatening. and now threatening texts although the home office denies sending one to child 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 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 pointing to what we are 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 at the general election approach. i mean it's essentially a battle for political ground between the right wing conservatives in the far right you are pretty 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 sent although the home office reports just eleven illegal immigrants have gone home as a result of it's cheaper than forcibly removing them apparently but at the cost of the goodwill of immigrant communities countrywide laura smith r.t. . in the next hour we join a police raid in moscow is to tackle the city she shared a workforce of illegal immigrants we'll explain why it's causing a social and economic headache. feeling picked torches orbiting
adventure concluded this week the iconic symbol returned to earth on monday after spending four days at the international space station where it was taken out for a first ever space walk and see friends as the details. right here in mission control when the big red letters landed flashed on the screen a huge round of applause went out to see the torch back safely here on earth with three crew members russian cosmonaut your chicken american karen nyberg and italian luca parmitano now we watched as the capsule broke through the atmosphere and that large parachute opened up over the skies of kazakstan as it came hurdling back toward earth the torch has been in space before but it's never been taken on a space walk and that's exactly what occurred it blasted off from the back door cosmodrome on thursday made it safely up to the eye assess nine crew members up there and then it was taken out on a spacewalk on saturday by two cars minot's we were here live watching and it was very exciting to see the engineers actually walk walk the cars minutes through the
steps on how to get around the i.s.a.'s with that torch in hand of course it was not lit but nonetheless the spirit of unity and sportsmanship was up there on the i assessed in the form of that torch next it plans to go to the beautiful area out in the eastern part of russia and it's going to go to the bottom of lake baikal it's going to go to the top of europe's highest peak mount elbrus and it's going to continue on on this longest relay and olympic torch history and all the way to saatchi in february something that we're all watching and enjoying a lot but certainly this detour to outer space was something very momentous and historic to see happen. so online for you it seems that driving drones is not easy. because of their own robot plane r.t. dot com tell you why. and how is this for getting star struck if you missed the
biggest meteor shower in more than a decade we've got the pictures on the. property and unbearable debt so seeing at least one french pharma killed themselves every day in some cases the deaths are being explained as accidents but because insurance won't pay for suicides tests or a city or some farm is trying to keep going while wondering who will be next. since two thousand and eight you do cers of milk and meat have had to plow on 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 credited won't be renewed we have to look. we were very long hours seven days a week they were simply disconnected from the rest of french society because work hard and keep our heads down but mama look around we don't count when we actually
have to damascus corrosion the plight of french farmers has been causing a lot in france a recent report showed that between 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 a suicide every two days making it the third biggest cause of death after cancer and cardiovascular diseases alarm bells are already ringing at the ministry of agriculture but farmers warn of the reality is even worse on their insurance reasons when if they decide to be an accident because the bank won't pay for he's learned over the issues so the figures are wrong one farmer a day can mean. when farmers are going to the bank. the same day dead collectors will someone else of the social system who can assess the situation both 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 at the same age have more trouble talking about their problems and we have when they decide to take their lives they tend to go through that so doc sickly france is the biggest beneficiary of your farm eight nine billion euros a year the twenty fourteen to twenty twenty period but most of that money doesn't. small farmers french president francois hollande has already pledged to shift almost one billion euros towards the livestock farmers don't wait for 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. puts him. next to look at america's gun market and how it's growing for what some say are the wrong reasons.
you know i love these rare moments where i actually have 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 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 jim o's being produced why does the span 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 legal when.