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ravenous appetite for security the world's biggest spy base draws a marathon of protests homework fear is a contributor to a new arms race and seem since the cold war. ceasefire crossfire yet monitors in syria reportedly come under a barrage of bullets with both the opposition and the regime trading blame while influential rebel back first for paris and no word yet new sanctions are awesome ten. am. in russia's frozen north if you need to get around it's a difficult job to this new moves and see you need to fly there joining us to look at the efforts of russia's far north flowing medics in just a few minutes on oxy. on
the russian capital you're watching our team in the arena joshie four plays dubbed the largest spy center in the world meet a man with hail in britain certainly carries an unassuming name but for almost three decades now the complex run jointly by the u.k. and the u.s. has been targeted and even siege by protesters in the latest demonstration just a couple of days ago activists again demanded american forces leave decrying what they see as an states a chevelle and illogical hunger for security artie's larcenous reports. it's a little piece of america in the middle of the yorkshire dales it might look like some kind of theme park but it's actually a spy base and part of the early warning system for the ever expanding u.s. missile defense shield is a part of this huge kind of organism that's gripping the world and its surfaces you get from places like that which is connected to what is the american military base
being a base in menwith hill since the nine hundred sixty s. growing all the time until the site now comprises thirty three of those goals like structures inside each one a satellite dish which collects information from us satellites but also intercepts the communications of other countries that information is then put back to the u.s. i've used in what they call intelligence led warfare which includes special operations and drone attacks. to keep up with new forms of warfare billions of dollars have been invested in menwith hill over the last ten years it's enabled the base to remain a vital component to the global u.s. surveillance network men with what should talk to steve schofield reckons the inner workings of around a hundred countries are closely monitored here something he dubs an unprecedented level of intervention the u.k.'s providing a facility here it's involved in drone attacks that we know from independent
assessment by killing and injuring thousands of civilians these are acts of war and normally when we have bouts of war you know parliament should normally inform people that were involved in those and we're not paying for entirely in the dark about this isn't news to locals they've been coming up here to protest weekly for decades but now their cause has drawn the attention of a global movement occupy helen alexander is from occupy leeds and sees a common cause in menwith hill. its implications on our on our individual civil liberties the fact that i can listen to all of our phone calls they can intercept our emails you know this whistleblower evidence is testimonials that will back the claims that what goes on there is not only i'm critical espionage but commercial espionage it's a far cry from the land of the free rhetorics the u.s. is famous for and critics the men with hell as
a symbol of that hypocrisy and of europe kowtow into u.s. power but we're seeing is americans developing a new form of imperialism this isn't about protection of democracy if you look at the pattern of this investment by the my distaste of the past twenty years it's ensuring that we have access to oil and other vital not the resources in africa and the persian gulf and we have to challenge that we really have to start challenging the flows through it because the next stage is probably the attack on iran. with the u.s. its expansion plans for the ballistic missile defense shield up to twenty twenty five and with menwith hill already part of the early warning system this poking of america's nose into other people's backyards is still king fears it could be the trigger to a new arms race nor a smith man with hill yorkshire. and coming up in just a few minutes here in r.t. and we tramped. in vienna. we saw
a lot more of my physical work trophies being taken in this war and good photographs. of the release of pictures showing soldiers posing was mutilated bodies of algiers because the leaders misused scandals over the behavior of u.s. servicemen abroad. the un chief has admitted syria is still seeing sporadic outbreaks of violence despite a week old cease fire in a briefing letter to the security council bunky moon has also said the u.n. monitoring mission working to stabilize a truce should be spared to around three hundred members as follows reports the team was caught in crossfire in a suburb of the capital damascus something the observers haven't confirmed and amid fresh violations more and more civilians are searching for a safe place both inside and outside syria's borders are these examples of followed those displaced by the war and where battling from wife's. whether it's battle for
freedom or against terrorism for those caught in between it's produced only losses tens of thousands of syrians uprooted from their homes left at the mercy of strangers for their basic needs and so far it seems those who feed them also define their story we're a few g.'s in the tents here and tricky we're here to protest against this because the conflicts and the massacres didn't end the massacre in syria continue. while the turkish syrian border is seen as the epicenter of serious refugee crisis only a minority of syrians sought shelter across the border most internally displaced and most flat through the siege of another big over the past three months its population of sixty thousand has almost doubled. refugees are biggest problem we already have forty five thousand people from the north we try to provide everyone
with food and shelter but it's hard this compound was built as a luxury resort it now houses more than a hundred families from homs which is only an hour drive away this mother from baba amr sas her house and entire livelihood is now in ruins and what kind of freedom is that i have for kids who are living off other people's charity who can't get proper health care this fight for freedom left me with nothing what was once a pool is now living quarters for three families once a week each family receives the ration paid for by local charities the men who invested everything in this resort says the refugees will stay here as long as they need everyone has sins in my life i've also done things i'm not proud of and it's my way to get out as forgiveness. here there is no one in massachusetts or those who fled to turkey they say when running for their lives the destination for refuge
is not a political statement this they're in their thirty's have promised that all the refugees to regardless of where they're fleeing to will be able to return to their homes and will be provided for some sort of compensation to help them rebuild their lives but given the scale of destruction in the north it's still unclear whether that's going to take months or years and maybe the kids part time workers are see syria foreign ministers from the friends of syria group which includes key western and arab states are gathering in paris to bolster pressure on the us of regime the french led meetings so to push for more sanctions against the syrian government and political analyst power phone has written extensively on the middle east says some of these world players don't really care about the peace and welfare of the people in syria. we have a government which is the assad government which is under attack internationally accusations sanctions and so on on the other hand you have an internal political
opposition is mostly i'm able to express way out from the in which the country has full full since of several months and would like to open negotiations to sincerely probably with the government with the international community then you have armed groups of different sorts some foreign countries namely france for instance one slim to be all represented within the syrian national council but it is not the case there are several groups which are responding to other inputs but not everybody really wants peace because if we take the interests of certain arab states from the gulf evidently much more interested to use the syrian case against the possibility of maybe agreement between iran and the united states so they would argue against this and so everybody is trying to get something out of syria but nobody's really caring for the syrians themselves
and what is going on inside for the population started on a program here in r.t. slashing profits. of hope for millions of cancer patients in india that's after the country delivers a major blow to pharmaceutical moneymakers in a bid to make medication affordable. photos of american soldiers posing with corpses and body parts of dan afghans have emerged in the us the images of pain by an american newspaper appear to be the latest example in a series of extreme breaches of discipline by u.s. troops are just not your partner looks out the fact it may have been their position m.p. out of steam. they show soldiers from the eighty second airborne division posing with the limbs and were corpses. of a suicide bombers back in two thousand and four example one picture shows two shoulders holding a dead man's hand while raising his middle finger i know there are pictures shows
soldiers leaned over the body of a. corpse clutching the man's hand in a third photo published by the l a times there is a picture of an unofficial platoon catch that says zombie hunter on it and that is that is laying beside the remains of the afghan bombers now of course this recent incident has not helped anything and when it comes to the relations between washington and kabul it's only added arguably more pressure because this is just the latest incident in many incidents to have taken place this year and we remember back in january there were images of marines urinating on the dead corpses of afghan civilians in february there was the incident of the koran burnings by u.s. soldiers and in march of the course there was this shooting rampage that came here seventeen afghan civilians were killed reportedly by an army staff sergeant this of
course being the latest but not isolated incident that is clearly damaging the brand of the u.s. mission in afghanistan fishel reaction that has come from u.s. secretary of defense leon panetta he says that the behavior caught in these pictures is unacceptable an investigation will be launched he also said that he asked the los angeles times not to publish these photos we should also mention that the investigation is all only coming after the l a times got in touch with the department of defense indicating that they do have these photos this is all coming as needle ministers are meeting in brussels right now to discuss the future of afghanistan after international forces pull out so clearly there's a lot to be discussed. rain for an hour pouring in from new york that's headed our way of the fancy on that ad portrays the incidents as isolated acts of young people
caught in the moment such rhetoric is downplaying a whole trant characteristic of every u.s. led conflict and that's the p.r. former army sergeant turned anti-war activist. this congress they used to change and it needs to stop revolving around a few bad apples or whatever and needs to start being mean getting real about the fact that these aren't isolated incidents and furthermore it's only a matter of time until they all find out this is symptomatic of. a long history of war and the types of wars that the u.s. tends to talk you know in vietnam we saw a lot more of my physical war trophies being taken my fingers and ears and tongues and things like that. in this war it's photographs and set of taking perhaps things with them and they still do i know of examples and so does the media but you know more so than taking body parts there taking pictures.
i'll find more comments and analysis on the story archie's website and also worth checking out there a look at the face of the man behind the deaths of seventy seven people last july in the wake of. the trial of mass murderer brevik has seen him flash fascist salutes and cry tears over not having the chance to kill more than all the ladies from the oslo accord from energy to haunt. also online some surprising security flaws and one of the world's best will both stadiums and germany find out how superstar striker christiana rinaldo found so bloodless just minutes before we all it's crucial showdown with our music.
our times take a look at explore one of russia's most remote regions in artie's closeups here is where we have to an area so hard to get to that magical hell state into the skies. but we are in russia's arctic far norris where residents rely on a team of helicopter medics to provide sometimes life saving care hours from the new yorkers village or hospital for years medical problems were treated in local towns but now helpless hands are to some barred reports and what's become an emergency lifeline for manning villagers. flying north with me in this old soviet work or so the helicopter is top of that amir brodsky and his team from the region's medical aviation service we head across ever more barren
tundra higher and higher into russia's arctic far north until eventually we see our landing spot with arrive at this tiny village jeff across the hundreds of kilometers of snow a world of us and the boy here suffering from fever and the doctors are going to see what they can do but. inside a small building not warm but two babies and their parents are waiting for us the doctors inspect them but can't make a diagnosis and decide to bring them to a regional hospital for better care spent lana doesn't like taking her baby away from home but she's been before and agrees to go. that's the usual practice with those who live in the thunder they keep mothers with their newborns in hospital for a month. on the way back another stop to check on the health of some native minutes reindeer herders out in the tundra it can take many hours to reach the nearest village so our medical problems simply fixed here in the tent. they used to be but
now we can go to civilized places so we call for emergency help. back at hospital other patients helped by the air ambulance are being treated the service costs fourteen million dollars a year to run and there has been controversy with some claiming that locals exaggerate or make up health problems and use the helicopters as a free taxi service accusations flooding there firmly dismisses your brother it's not true in all the years i've worked here they have been very few full schools usually the calls are perfectly justified sometimes we'd reproach locals for waiting too long before calling us he's been working as a doctor now for forty three years but vladimir is confident that even after he retires his helicopter doctors will remain a lifeline to the peoples of the russian far north. ciabatta party. after months of political uncertainty south australians are finally going to get their new president with
a landmark inauguration set for later today before taking the helm president elect they need to build shared with r.t. what fills the hearts and minds of his compatriots here's a preview of that interview which will be coming up next hour. we have the street for people to reunite we have been split into two parts one part lives the north or south here the other part lives in south a city or so we held a referendum in ninety ninety two where we asked one question do we want to become part of russia people answered yes to this question over ninety nine percent did so we still have this issue and this problem cannot be solved in a day we will work together with north the setia towards reuniting our people and this is the dream that i shared before. i'll take a look at some other stories from around the world india has launched a nuclear capable long range missile that is able to reach as far as europe and china the test initially scheduled on wednesday had to be delayed due to having
lightning in the region experts say the rocket could come into service just within . two years in twenty ten the country successfully launched and injure immediate range missile. sudan's president has threatened to oust the government of south sudan saying people should be liberated from it and this comes amid heavy border clashes after the south sees the hedley oil field claiming it was its territory but the government has been ruling south sudan since last july when the country gained independence. heavy flooding in colombia has left at least one thousand people dead and destroyed thousands of homes to rental rains and deadly landslides have already caused chaos in the country with fears river levels will continue to rise critics blame the authorities saying they failed to properly prepare for the rainy season. india has a multi-million dollar cancer treatment market but only one pharmaceutical corporation allowed to wear the profits and the company's hunger for money is left
scores of patients priced out of care and doomed to death but we are now reports there might be light on the horizon. she were the one of the two point five million people in india dying from cancer while she spent three thousand dollars of her money and traveled for three hundred fifty miles from her home to get proper treatment she believes there is no hope for her address back at the magazines and the stores are experiencing of them have come from so far so there are times we don't have money to burn it. but now there might be a chance in a revolutionary move india's patent office has decided that they're a german pharmaceutical powerhouse would lose its exclusive rights to manufacture a lifesaving cancer pill that i used was a sort of a dingy heart. you can manufacture of some of the boardroom scene here it was an
affordable to the indian population. now a compulsory license would be given to a local indian pharmaceutical manufacturer that could make the exact same drug buy cheaper if all of a sudden. a hoard of medicine and order of the evening you know the good versus the going that it's news but if you're fiction the price it's all possible because of the revised trade and international property rights agreement passed by the world trade organization known as trips the trips agreement focus is to provide medication to all people in developing countries that means that global pharmaceutical companies are required to sell a life altering medication at a reasonably of one of the people in those countries if they don't do that patent offices in those countries can ask these global pharmaceutical companies to provide compulsory license is so that
a local manufacturer can benefit make those drugs the idea is that the global pharmaceutical companies would then be stripped of their monopoly on drugs in developing countries. it's fair has said in statements that it is quote disappointed in the ruling and is looking for ways to challenge it this is you saw above the water moving to the back and corner who. you know what are you seeing and give all the other things you know we didn't leave them with a chance to live and it chance for india to stand up against domination from the west preassure either r t new delhi india. twenty two million dollar fine and that's the latest punishments dished out to america's perhaps most controversial financial giant goldman sachs but pals who came after revelations the bank gave inside information to its preferred clients on them an unfair advantage over other investors as always our kaiser report coming up at seven thirty g.m.t.
has a rundown. it makes sense that the commission was able to negotiate a penalty over four times the two thousand and three penalty settlement so yes goldman sachs already paid a penalty in two thousand and three for this exact same tactical violation but they have more leverage now because of the financial collapse through plead with goldman sachs to pay a little bit more money. more money for you law grouping in your group it'll be move you. to move those buddhist goal good use what if you lose. you know this is outrageous that the f.c.c. is begging goldman to write up the fine if they're comfortable with yeah it's sort of actually you know saying you know what you guys are shameless lawbreaking fog banks gone and how about we bring it out of. you know i love these chinese brands
who give you know they take a great result back a big day kilo that's a deterrent that there's a deterrent. now and it's time now to take a look at what's happening in the oil business we're crossing over to our business desk and katie's there was the latest so asian markets are trading still trading what's going on there was pretty much the same not so they lost and they're still far too much makes you got the nikkei down that softer rising the most in three waves on wednesday and the losses are also inspired to proportion the fastest export prices and they get on a smaller than expected trade deficit i was also got news from europe as well taking its toll really on investors' minds because of bad loans by spanish banks and that's ahead of the european bansal that's happening later on this day we're going to be famous watching out for that one now among the few rises because he
can't see adding more than one and a half percent and that's also the cause. would be helping russia improve its electrical engineer those things you get the whys of their electronics such an interesting one now we've also got china it's worth mentioning there are percent opposed to terror if you look at the us to see how they finished up yesterday and cs and it was technology that released thing. as we had intel and i.b.m. will go down but one circle to talk about is the basics i'm sure a lot of you have heard right. now that's talks rose by six point nine percent they are indeed the world's largest internet market. thanks very much top analyst expectations and apparently a lot of this is being put down to that internet payment system pay pal moving on to the russian markets will see it's less than an hour down till they open up for business it was a disappointing day because the oil price is still lips that moving on to the
exchange rate as we talk about the ruble the russian cars he will have a fully free float in two years and that's according to the bank of russia in other words the government won't directly intervene to keep the ruble exchange rates than a fixed chorus or if we look at the your prices i did mention that they dropped yesterday i do believe that having a mix performance right now and also because the u.s. stockpiles of rose more than it was as much as before cost. and in of unease of short projects was so from three percent to almost whole freshers the oil and gas production over the next twenty years that's what russia's deputy premier said on wednesday he. expects more tools like the one we saw this week between ross nafta and exxon to be joined by others potentially norway stuff french trades how i knew. just some of the possibilities and russia's energy watchdog says investment into the industry will reach one hundred billion dollars this year and haul for
a trillion dollars. by twenty times a. i tell you that is the business now so next hour i'm going to talk about the only thing is so the russian market is married out there just opening as we speak so katie thanks so much and for the subject we're looking forward to the next hour was more updates on what's happening in the russian market now it's almost time for the ways edition of stop light here on r t coming up after a very short break and recap our top stories.
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