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field report calls on washington to own up to the vietnam war legacy of deadly chemical agent orange which it has denied for decades. some were some of it was trying to make the first atomic bomb squad its destination sixty five years ago which kicked off the cold war omes ray seven changed forever. the summer a new hollywood film starring big dog and spitting image takes a humorous post nine eleven world.
you're with live from moscow welcome to the program the u.s. house of representatives has convened for a third time to discuss the impact of the chemical agent orange during the vietnam war while the effects are still being felt to this day washington insists there is no evidence to link it to illnesses that continue to afflict later generations may find some of the images in this report disturbing. i was born with our too late and missing a hand it is because of america's chemical war against her people in the jungles of vietnam that has left tran in these conditions she is a victim of agent orange second generation tran is one of many her story represents millions living in the shadows of a lasting legacy. these kids will never live
a normal life their deformities physical signs of human decay and although their parents were not even born until after the vietnam war eighteen million gallons of toxic herbicide sprayed through the jungles of south vietnam is still penetrating the d.n.a. of those being born today manmade marion said the victim into still alive are suffering from internet space and a cancerous the u.s. government has acknowledged agent orange is directly connected to the health ailments and defects that continue to plague the lives of vietnam war veterans for generations to come but the u.s. has worst used to make the same length for the millions of the enemies of war victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of agent orange they say that has nothing to do with agent orange i think that the u.s. government has the reason to deny it. which is why delegations are here in
washington following a report issued by lawmakers scientists and doctors calling on the u.s. government to own up to its agent orange legacy in vietnam today also people will stand me government records show nearly ninety five percent of all u.s. agent orange related aid is committed to efforts to contain and remove dioxin contamination we asked the justice to on the victims those fighting for justice in the case of vietnamese agent orange victims want the physical and psychological damages to be acknowledged if they say they have to pay to come to state for maimie instead of people. not only in nam but also in take united states and also to the country. and. a new scene in. the dark legacy left behind by the us in vietnam is one with millions of human faces their struggle three decades in the making will not end with money from
the u.s. governments but it could ease the pain the u.s. has been ignoring since it dumped a month sent to manufactured agent orange in these jungles jan hoffa's washington d.c. . jonathan moore an attorney from new york says u.s. companies that a ton of the vietnam war knew the purpose of agent orange they produced he says they should be held responsible for its impact. agent orange that was manufactured that was used in vietnam by down monsanto and other chemical companies in the united states at the time contained in at a rate that was unnecessary and had no. effect on the mission that was the herbicides were used to it wasn't it wasn't a default and it was simply a chemical that was created because down monsanto used a process that was even at the time was contrary to the industry standards so from
any any way you look at it from a in a moral ethical or legal standpoint we believe these corporations should be responsible for. the harm that they cause because they knew it was going to happen to i think that they made millions if not billions of dollars off these products and they have both a moral and ethical obligation to take care of people who are poisoned by the chemicals that they put in their product this is the last legacy of the vietnam war and it will there will never be truly normal relations between the united states and vietnam. countless bombs and thousands of deaths in different parts of the world who's behind that terror and what they're trying to achieve on the special reports brings you the bloody history of car bomb attacks that's next on r.t. .
there is usually not much room for humor when dealing with such a topic is terrorism however a new bollywood film is taking a rather different approach to the post nine eleven era central to its plot is the wells most wanted man under pretty convincing costume change parties can sing has more. this could well be the biggest scoop of my career interviewing the world's most wanted terrorist however this man does not have a twenty five million dollar reward on his head in fact he's not all summer bin ladin but an actor in
a bollywood for the daily bin ladin all without you lot in but just in case you think this is a movie glorifying a terrorist it is a general sort of film. biography it's a film which is a satire on the post nine eleven world of which bin laden happens to be a very important character and this is a fair number of feet bin ladin and that's how we're using it's not insensitive or offensive in any way and anybody from anybody of the world is going to enjoy this from i can guarantee you that it's a comedy set in pakistan where a young journalist is fixated with going to america and you decide to stick it to get there is an interview with osama bin laden so he goes about creating a fake osama using a look at like. the look alike so well they had to keep the twenty five year old actor under wraps to prevent stampedes while making the film. along to shopping mall in. this field there was a commotion there more than
a hundred people gathering. in this town. nothing like forty wanted to shake my hand. so i signed up with. the journalist is a pakistani singer and this is a film how does it feel acting in an indian film set in pakistan. you would greatly appreciate your scene. people enjoy them. so i mean to see a pakistani. something very refreshing and new for them so they're very. i get to hear about people are very excited to see the movie that let's see how it's going to be like you have bollywood movie playing in it and all of a box i mean it's about box answer to lot of factors. but the selling point of this movie is osama bin laden and you can't have an osama look alike without line so i
asked to act the part in. america they will be retribution just an evil actions you have committed to the countries like iraq and of ghana's time for these you will have to pay a heavy price. when i first heard about this film i thought it was going to be a lot of vacation but actually it's quite irrelevant. i looked at with suspicion in the west today and how the media could be fooled into believing something that doesn't exist i think this film could do well in south asia but western audiences would probably be a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and see r.t. . was an event that would mark the beginning of the atomic age sixty five years ago a test code named trinity would see us win the race to produce a nuclear weapon america. the modern day equivalent of more than twenty billion dollars on a project in a bid to be tough international vinyls parties dennis polaski explores the
remaining relics of the soviet union's push for supremacy. it was the culmination of the manhattan project the first american nuclear explosive device nicknamed the gadget went off in new mexico just weeks before devastating the japanese city of hiroshima many including the godfather of the atomic bomb j. robert oppenheimer were terrified by the power of the deadly mushroom cloud people . cried both people were spared the echo of that blast carried far beyond the atlantic and the soviet union experiments with nuclear energy were on the way too but just like the us in this research institute on the black sea coast the main rules were played by german scientists this used to be
a top secret nuclear facility but aside from these lines the entrance was guarded by soviet soldiers the lab will see it in deep inside up cause a subtropical paradise. three hundred germans top nuclear physicists their assistants family members and even personal chefs were brought to this clue's compound in a pause by the order of joseph stalin in one nine hundred forty five the nazis were famous for their highly developed nuclear research programs so after world war two moved german physics and chemistry professors at almost no other option but to work for either moscow or washington if fierce competition between the us the saw in america to get hold of nuclear weapons was on and even though the us were the first to successfully carry out a nuclear test their rivals caught up pretty quickly share security of the bullets and the germans here thoroughly analyzed the us media reports about the blast even
from there they were able to say what had to be done next but. alexander is a veteran of the sukhumi research institute he says many people here remember the time the germans successfully accomplished their mission and were let go by the soviet authorities in the nine hundred fifty s. he's showing us the four thousand book library with rare physics digests and german the office where head professor used to work and the equipment had left for russian scientists. this machine is called the spectral brush it's a high definition device a very precise one even when the germans left are saying to us used to get great results with this equipment. but the rest of the building where german physicists used to work on the soviet a bomb is totally deserved it all lines are disconnected and nowadays people rarely visit these dark hole ways sixty years after the beginning of the nuclear era this place hidden among the bamboo trees still halts many secrets and the story of
german scientists behind the soviet union's very own project manhattan is just one of them. r.t. across the. in what's being described as the most sweeping rewrite rules since the great depression the u.s. senate has approved a bill to overhaul the running of america's financial heart signed into law by president obama it's hoped new regulations will provide greater protection consumers and give regulators more power to dismantle troubled firms as well as ranger risky trading at timothy's chief economist from john thomas financial explains you know. the bill could have been stronger but as i said it's i think it's necessary you know for a long time now the financial sector has been operating totally unregulated unfettered without any real controls we've seen the development of this huge
amounts of added risk and very little added value to the real economy and in fact we saw what happened with this totally deregulated approach it nearly brought down the entire global economy so we needed to do something this is a step in the right direction it'll impose limits on the abilities of banks to trade with taxpayer backed funds limit the amount of speculation in food and fuel which is one of the reasons why we saw oil prices run up to one hundred fifty dollars a barrel a couple of years ago so these things are good the problem is now is for the regulatory authorities and the rule makers who are going to be involved really crafting the nitty gritty details of this. now that's update you on some other news in brief from around the world at least twenty people have been killed and dozens injured in a twin suicide attack outside one of the major mosques in southeastern iran among
the dead are members of the revolutionary guard explosion happened when shiite worshippers came to mark the birthday of the prophet muhammad's grandson no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. after almost three months an oil leak in the gulf of mexico has temporarily been stopped over b.p. the oil company responsible for the accident says it's too early to claim success it's not checking if a new cap installed earlier this week can hold oil without it blowing another leak the environmental disaster happened in april after the deepwater horizon rig exploded and the search for spilled nearly seven hundred million liters of oil into the sea. four men have been shot dead in northern mexico. blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs police believe they were the victims of a turf war between rival drug gangs and the nephew of the governor elect has been killed during a botched kidnapping. the dean was shot in the back as he tried to flee more than
twenty three thousand dollars in the country since the two thousand and six crackdown on drug cartels. workers at the site of the world trade center in new york made a surprise discovery an eighteenth century ship still the vessel was used as the landfill where there was extended into the hudson river walk eulogists on a racing to excavate one hundred meter long boat to preserve. escort agencies popular among wealthy russians come under attack by activists claiming that business is dangerous for the women involved they believe the women who are paid to mix in high society often face sexual abuse and violence. single and in need of beautiful company events you need to attend as a couple but you don't have your plus one there are people willing to help with
that the beauty of the escort business is they provide you with a choice of glamorous educated multilingual women will be more than happy to grace your side at any important event but many believe this business is not just skin deep. the girls who are engaged in this so-called escort services get sexually abused a lot more often than prostitutes because no one tells them they will have to perform sexual favors or who they will be passed on to sometimes the client who books and escort simply bring the girl to use own clients who abuse her. however women who are employed by escort services seem keen to disprove this notion the limb is an escort and she does not worry about her safety. suit that's not a look this is the world we make clients we show the mosque a lot of girls are educated attractive intelligent and people enjoy our company but
that hasn't been a time when i felt scared and concerned about my safety lines up and if the girl feels unsafe she can always leave some. still she says she wouldn't tell her boyfriend about her chosen profession because too often it is confused with prostitution and many say with good reason. all kinds of support for business meetings claims the website of one escort agency but the pictures that accompany the statement certainly don't show any support and hand out a very illegal business some believe this business can even get you killed. a russian newspaper journalist went undercover for six months as an escort what she saw certainly wasn't the fairy tale promised in that. it is new when i was working as an escort i got invited to an interview with a very trendy influential man this was pretty normal thing so i wasn't scared but when the man came out to do we need kid i got worried he said they're talking about
literature and music and don't have a sudden he grabbed me and tried to force me to perform a sexual act a bit him and jumped off a balcony to escape and there scored agency owner called me and started screaming at me calling me ruining his relations with such an important client. you know slow i was lucky others weren't either there is that they never talk about what they've gone through these girls only when they get really drunk the lucky ones simply get to treat them like you once end up in hospital and they never complain because if you do if you aren't pleasant accident like a hit and run and your dad. record and. complain is the one thing these girls can not afford to do. i remember a girl who told the truth about her life in a t.v. interview about how they get raped beaten forced to hand over all their money and the people that added to the documentary didn't change her voice or cover her face
or anything few days after the documentary aired she was found killed. so the glamour and the money are very real but the danger is even more so i guess readers are of r t moscow. record hot weather people across russia sizzling in the country's highest temperatures for decades but as many flocked to water to cool off ministries also reporting a dramatic increase in number of people drowning. last week a very. busy. rescue officials dangerous combination of swimming. is the most common cause of. ministry has deployed rescuers both to deal with the increased danger the hot weather has also sparked many follows up to five hundred dania the country. sentiment which extinguished in the same. within
finance scandals find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cause or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report on our. ninety nine g. . train carries away the russian empires gold reserves. to save it from the soviets. five hundred tons of gold bottoms dozens of characters six hundred fifty millions in czarist room and. a train that is still a way to have their lives station. a century long away. the mystery of the golden train on.
of russia's modernization drive a huge deal to provide the country with state of the art technology trains and wind turbines president dmitry medvedev and chancellor angela merkel noted and yet they didn't vote that business was booming between the two countries daniel schorr parts . siemens fixes its position as one of the top foreign investors in russia it will build two hundred trains in the country to replace creaking regional stalk europe's biggest engineering group will help to produce wind turbines cutting the country's dependence on oil and gas siemens also agreed to join russia's new silicon valley being built at school near moscow the multi billion euro deal comes as president richard but if for help to pull the economy out of its backwardness you managed to get a might let me draw your attention to the point that germany is number one in the list of russia's power and switch and we have. created new technologies that will
get released over one hundred years and we have perfect economic relations three years ago siemens was convicted of paying royalties with lucrative contracts in russia today's make a deal was signed on the back of the close the first small friendship between the leaders of the two states business leaders say a shift to legitimate ways of earning influence it's very hard for anybody to engage in bribery nowadays this might take more time and more resources on the other side in order to have success but i would assume that talking about foreign investors bribery let's say and i more and more ought if it is being done at this time at all it's a radical difference from just a few years ago when russia's leadership a bit it was impossible to do business without backhanders summits like the one here in the urals are helping russia to shed its soviet image that applies not just
to the products but to the way it goes about producing them to the new bushel business thought see it catherine back. and on friday we're speaking to the head of siemens russia about how the country's business climate is changing. here in russia markets finished in the red as they track us here in the u.s. equity down pat with after the latest u.s. data on jobless claims manufacturing and inflation provided. of economic recovery in moscow some of the biggest losers for energy companies were falling two percent early r.c.a.'s. down over two percent on a miser. the markets which has lasted more than a week was broken on thursday. partners in london explained and investors couldn't continue to hide our economic reality. equity markets have been heading off in their own merry little way tending and trying to ignore the quality of the economic data which actually has been very good really from the last friday was the first
friday of this month when the employment data was again disappointing yesterday we only had a very modest rise in retail sales. which again we expected much stronger figures and if the economy was really about to select another one today of course manufacturing output and industrial production figures the empire state was desperately disappointing that is a point you toward some crimes of a return to recession or if you prefer. not withstanding all that is you so rightly said it's now seems to be a war of attrition or a battle between the second quarter earnings which presents the turning out to be substantially better than people thought six weeks ago today of course we are looking at j.p. morgan chase who showed disappointing results from their investment banking people were thrilled that their write downs or impairment charges were less than four billion dollars and that they posted revenues of twenty five point one billion
dollars at a profit of around four point eight billion dollars which was for the last quarter more than acceptable. shares a fairly flat and i think we're going to be more interested in what happens tomorrow with bank of america merrill but also to a lesser degree with citi group we had of course yesterday. wonderful figures. from . people saying well i'm prepared with the credit markets but i think because they were oversold some six weeks ago there is perhaps a little bit of mileage in them unless of course the quality of the economic data continues to be very disappointing. martin aircraft maker of placer science biggest foreign contract worth almost one billion dollars the company expects a call for on the sale of thirty super jets at a price of thirty one point seven million dollars each to a company from southeast asia next week at farnborough airshow ok earlier so of course c.e.o. said the company would.