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ilsa the. first film. whistleblower edward snowden raises his had adopted the power of pat as he makes his fast public appearance and moments outlining the moment a rights to privacy. a global day of action against genetically modified crops as bonsai trying to monsanto cops a major backlash from consumers scared for their house. and no desire to compromise leave the united states just days away from a catastrophic default with scientists workers and even the state already paying the price.
the latest news on the week's top stories we're watching the weekly hale announce he was me here national thanks for joining us. snowden has returned to the media spotlight breaking his silence for the first time since july kind of filmed him at a ceremony in mosco where the nikko was awarded for integrity in intelligence by a group of american whistleblowers york is kind of discovered some of what snowden has been up to during his stay in the russian capital. for over two months this footage of edward snowden leaving moscow's sheremetyevo airport was the only evidence he's alive well and in russia since after getting in that cab the only thing we're told about him is that he's somewhere in a safe place well this week america's most wanted man returned so the public snowden appeared on camera and meeting other former u.s. security service officials turned whistleblowers they flew into moscow toward him
with the same atoms prize for intelligence and integrity the whistleblower awards. this time snowden leaks his personal view on the fate of those spilling official secrets. you know relationship to go where we can't exactly. just this one with you last. night. live to come. on but this stuff the. first cell phone call the. the whistle blowers who would have him paid a visit to our moscow studio as well but it was a long awaited family reunion that was likely to have been the highlight of his week i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues i miss father mr snowden sr was finally able to make it to moscow after months of being separated from his son washing his feet played out in global headlines but i don't want to really
share my opinions at this point in time i am shipley thankful that my son is safe and free free in russia but wanted at home before arriving in the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport the former n.s.a. contractor leaked thousands of documents with details of how u.s. security services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world washington has been calling for his extradition accusing him of espionage but russia granted snowden temporary asylum lawyer say his father may not be the only family member heading over to visit since it's really unclear why. the former n.s.a. contractor will ever be able to return to the u.s. again. moscow. edward snowden's fate has been the main focus of discussion and now is to tour this week watch the full version of it later this hour as he asks activists about the whistleblowers life in russia as well as his plans for the future. now
activists have held dozens of rally is as part of a global day of action against genetically modified foods with bias a giant monsanto bearing the brunt of the anger organizers say four hundred cities across the world stretching from australia to europe were involved they say crops grown from seeds made by the company can be dangerous to human health some of the biggest rallies took place in the u.s. where people also accuse the multi-national company of aggressive lobbying and suppressing food safety research and he said now is in washington for us. many cities across the u.s. took part in this second organize march against the agricultural giant monsanto protesters rallying against the company's use of genetically modified organisms and trying to raise awareness about its corporate practices some protesters told us that even though the government is shut down months onto a lobbyist are hard at work here in washington many pouncers by actually came up to
activists what we were standing there holding ante g.m.o. signs and asked what is the g.m.o. so awareness is very low in terms of what exactly genetically modified foods are let alone the dangers they cause in the capital the protests began with activists going into large grocery stores and retailers trying to ways raise awareness about controversal insecticides which affect the nervous system and have been repeatedly linked to death while the demonstration then made its way to the white house all sorts of activists students even young children our gannett farmers caterers chefs so real wide range of people there are a lot of veterans actually showed up to talk about the dangers of g m o's just outside the white house they then began to march made their way to the i.m.f. world bank and eventually to monsanto offices here in washington d.c. now other cities across the u.s. los angeles portland denver orlando just to name
a few held similar demonstrations also up in canada and vancouver british columbia there was quite a large turnout for their march against monsanto organizers say this is just the beginning that momentum is going to pick up and they will continue their fight against the g.m.o. giant monsanto reporting from washington and you say no way archie. the company itself says it makes disease resilient crops that need less water to grow monsanto also maintains many people already can seem genetically modified food was no ill effects but jeffrey smith who's written extensively about the dangers of so-called frank and says this couldn't be farther from the truth when you look at the edible feeding studies are genetically engineered through just the american academy of environmental medicine they said there's gastrointestinal problems immune system problems like celebrated aging organ damage reproductive disorders there's massive
infant mortality multiple massive tumors early death there are so many things that are all going wrong with the animals that are being fed g m o's and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population seems geos were introduced the current generation of jimbo's has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world eradicating poverty so this is just been a public relations and they spent two hundred fifty million dollars over five years trying to convince americans that they needed to accept g m o's because it would feed the world i ask farmers all the time what do you think about santa even those farmers that use monsanto seeds often hate monsanto or fear about said worker so that's why monsanto has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. there's four days left until the united states defaults on its debt that is unless its leaders end two weeks of
deadlock that has seen hundreds of thousands temporarily laid off and the vast swathes of government shut down even the world bank's chief declared the situation is a desperate warning of employment impending disaster but as aussies are in a park not found out for some career is comes. u.s. president barack obama's signature health care legislation is supposed to provide millions of americans with the medical coverage they desperately need but the political debate over obamacare has also ironically created a life or death situation for hundreds of citizens for each week the shutdown continues roughly two hundred patients cannot be accepted for clinical treatment at the national institutes of health that's nearly four hundred sick americans desperately in need of medical treatment and the and i says among the patients being turned away includes roughly thirty people with cancer and many of them being
children about seventy five percent of and i was employees thousands of people have reportedly been furloughed because of washington's self-inflicted shutdown as a result michelle langbehn who is battling sir coma a rare form of cancer was supposed to begin receiving medical treatments at the beginning of this month until the october first shutdown forced and i to temporarily turn her away langbehn a new mother started an online petition to put pressure on congress to reopen the government the movement has garnered more than one hundred thousand signatures in an interview with r.t. langbehn says she's been able to restart her treatments after receiving financial donations but says hundreds of other people in her position have been denied a chance to live because of washington's political partisanship it's a matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an air taishan for us i have heard a couple of instances where they find that this is just the game between them and
it's a matter of winning and i'd like to say that it's not a matter of when or lose i mean it's a please listen to the people and know that it's affecting so many us leaders who have the power to change this situation have so far failed to agree on a budget a political deadlock leaving the lives of cancer stricken. adults and children in them reporting from new york marina port not artsy. underground american political commentator noam chomsky told us he believes the united states has turned into a one policy state ruled by the business. perception in the history of parliamentary democracy and it's interesting to see what's happened. there have been significant economic changes in the past generation where the economy struck no time to go into it but one of the structure of the street groups specifically the new liberal programs and they're having the same kind of effect there were.
the. direct will to a very narrow sector increasing inequality it was an immediate effect on politics you know parliamentary democracy is higher begets more concentrated political power as well. right now elections are almost void it's so plutocracy. both political parties are to the right of the us it's a one party state the business forty. veterans storm a memorial barricades to crowds protesting at the gates of congress and the shutdown is clear even truckers have joined in circling washington and demanding obama be held accountable and he is well one driver told us of the protest. part of our agenda is we're counting for his resignation or impeachment. like marci an
agent and if we raise one hundred million americans across the country we will demand his resignation or pressure of the house and senate to call for his impeachment own treason and fraud. the reading protests is also called out obama's policies since he came to power there was anger over the president's support for islam as militants massed government surveillance and i willingness to sing the last further into debt the campaign received a large amount of support from facebook and twitter. and while the u.s. waters economic fortunes dissipate china is basking in its own. i. think i'm happy that it's not going under but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies after the break report on the monumental buying spree in that city in crisis and european icons hold water sign up to insatiable chinese investors.
to be in the cold. on. the world of. science technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future of coverage. you're watching the week a hail analyse welcome back. having a mazda three three million dollars war chest chinese firms have gone on a shopping offensive and europe just today it's been reported that beijing is on the brink of a multibillion deal to snap up shares in the u.k.'s nuclear industry and not even iconic london tuxes have been spared the interest of businessman from beijing as
artist point of boycott reports. this time last year it looked like the iconic london cab would be consigned to the history books after it's made because the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufacturer g.t. which already owns volvo has stepped in and bought the company for eleven million pounds the factory is now back in business this part of the assembly process is called the marriage of the carriage where the shape of the taxi. meets with the shafi of the taxi here but it's a marriage between the chinese manufacturer and she on the london taxi company that managed to save a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest in getting fifty million pounds into the coventry based business over the next five years promising to create jobs and develop new engines so the future really previously when we were a company the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would
like to. view and gives us the ability to develop. taxi which we could only dream of financial analysts have called it a win win situation the london cab comes back from the brink of extinction while a major chinese manufacturer gets to invest in an exciting new project but what does it say about the state of british industry business secretary vince cable called the chinese buyout a clear demonstration of the strength of the british car industry but the london cap is just the latest in a raft of u.k. businesses being sold off to foreign companies cadres chocolate is now american indian and the british airports authority spanish to some it represents a hollowing out of corporate britain and i'm happy that it's not going to but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies
that means i would push it companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with regulation industries come welcome to have new investment it always is in the long this takes away economic productivity from this country it means that stuff and jobs are more liable to go because there's allegiance between the companies that are owned by foreign entities and their country rather than britain piece has been a cabbie for over forty years in a scene the london taxi company goes through several british owners i hopped in for a ride and asked him how he feels about turning chinese this is a shame that it's not owned by a british company but it's better than going to the wall or the companies that are still british they won't be faced with any. r.t. london. so let's now have a look at some of chinese a recent investments in twenty ten a chinese comic are flush with money decided it would be easier to buy out sweden's
troubled volvo than compete with it in january last year one of germany's premier colquitt pump makers also fell to beijing's riches and at the same ounce it your caress it was snapped up by a company controlled by the communist regime and just a few weeks later french fashion brand sonia rykiel was taken over by hong kong based firm in keeping with the east a growing fondness for luxury and roger nightingale founder of an economic strategy consultancy firm says many european countries believe chinese investment poses a threat. a lot of european countries are very nervous about except seeing chinese cash who many of them and i think you find this in southern europe you find it in france you find it to some modest degree in germany also some countries think that they are threatened if china buys into their industrial base
my own view is that that is entirely wrong my own view is that the industrial base of these countries will fail if you don't get the investment into them that will allow them to raise their productivity and to raise raise the profile of their products it's something comparable to that which afflicted the africans earlier they think that by selling out their assets they actually somehow undermine their capacity to have an economy that is viable in the future i think they're wrong but time will tell. a look now at some other world news and bring you the riot police have dispensed a protest against this when you bring family in bahrain's compas home and they reportedly used the buckshot tear gas and stun grenades injuring several demonstrators the protests started after the funeral of a shared detainee who died in
a prison hospital bahrain center for human rights claiming his death was caused by torture and neglect. closures how once again ripped through iraq officials say at least thirty one people have died and dozens have been wounded lost to place in several cities across the country mostly targeting crowded outdoor markets and bus stops one of them a gathering of mourners for the seventeen victims of saturday's attack this year's massive surge in violence has already claimed more than six thousand lives. a building collapse left five people buried and sixteen injured in northwest china on saturday the bodies of four workers have since been recovered while the search continues for the one remaining victim i would mrs say because tractions side had twenty people working on the roof and five on the first floor when the accident happened because of the collapse is being investigated.
and this time you don't know a bridge at a hindu temple in northern india has killed more than six to programs more than one hundred people were injured as thousands attended a religious festival reports say police used battens to restore order which caused an even bigger panic this time paid began one a group claims the bridge was about to collapse in order to speed up queuing. they eliminate syria's chemical arsenal has been praised by the nobel committee here as this year's biggest leap towards global peace the international team currently working with the government on the destruction of the stockpiles has been handed the annual award political analyst call it things so many parts the head of the group there was some of the chemical weapons may be in rebel held territory. how do you actually. rebels who say they don't have a. ration will have to verify that that would be very tricky because of the
negotiating with rebels and how many rebel groups or all of the dozens of them this is the first time really got involved the middle of a civil war. challenge for them they may in fact put one hundred people in the. hopes that they are secure and that they actually get on with the business of living your weapons but it will be very very difficult first task is to eliminate the wherewithal which makes weapons. get the chemicals take them out of syria and destroy them and this is going to be a long process no one really expects one hundred percent. to be eliminated by the middle of next year or even the end of next year. iran will sit down for a fresh round of nuclear talks with us and five other world powers on tuesday at least american sanctions acts but is taking pause which could mean the possibility of economic restraints on to iran being eased however despite the sanctions biting
iran's oil sector there is one industry that is still doing well iran is the world's said chains largest com manufacturer producing one point six million cars every year that industry accounts for ten percent of the country's g.d.p. despite a ban on shipping parts some of the most popular pedro and the reno models are made in iran and the country produces its own cars based on french designs sanctions prohibit official business between the u.s. and iran but american companies such as general motors are already said to be moving in to secure positions and journalist georgia and all believes the u.s. is just waiting for the right time. i think already there of been. secret contacts between u.s. firms and iranian counterparts in order to to prepare or to anticipate
a political deal between iran and the united states mainly these contacts of kurds in the automobile sector and fortunately for us in france we are the brother the last one in europe who tried to to to go to iran because for the last the last years france was extremely active in the fighting against that you ron brownstein is exerting a lot of pressures you know for the last twenty years the u.s. where outside from iran and the the french businessmen i do quite good position in iran to pose or knowing the automobile sector and now they are afraid that these all these years of force will be cleaned by the new deal which will happen between us and iran for sure that the european companies will be most probably losers in this kind of agreement. this week the olympic torch rig on its long journey from
moscow to sochi on the twenty fourteen winter games the flame involved on a fourth for miles relay covering more than sixty five thousand kilometers across russia and space lit in greece last sunday it was then taken to russia by plane it was a school trip to red square by a two hundred strong cavalcade of bikers for as a producer personally led this ceremonial cauldron of the relay they torched on toward moscow for two more days before setting off on his epic trip across washer it will visit nearly three thousand cities and towns it will scale the country's store list peak on descent to the bottom of its deepest lake it will even be taken for a space walk for the first time in history and on the seventh of february twenty fourth seen it all finally end up in sochi to herald the start of the games and you can enjoy the highlights and see where pools from the relay ceremony. at our website r.t. dot com. up
next the latest economic news from around the world in venture capital with k. to peel be him. made it out of. the old funny game. it's no good saying it's a lot. of. respect some of the toughest writing. for the rest of. the month. seem. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images cold world
has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are all day. thank you. it was. her. me but i wasn't spent enough time katie really lit week we talk about the u.s. shutdown and the effects it has on high as well as that we are a singapore based alice for his take on the situation i am the view of a russian all agog clubs corporate music on that our in-house investor is on thomas
he's back he was sick last week but we're going to see how healthy he is called very early is the first start with a story that has been dominating the financial had lines at this week so the day that the u.s. will exhaust their boring capacity is looming but what does the ongoing deadlock mean for china the largest foreign holder of u.s. debt china's vice finance minister voiced his concern earlier in the week saying that the u.s. has a responsibility as a result the debt ceiling round china's premier league chairing that expressed his concern the chinese leaders according to the situation to get resolved in order to ensure the safety of chinese investments in the united staes which stand at around a quarter at over one point two trillion dollars taking over from japan in two thousand and eight is now added to this china also have a three and a half trillion dollars worth of u.s. dollars or another reason for beijing to worry about a potential u.s.
default now in total taiwan has roughly sixty percent of its foreign currency reserves invested in u.s. assets let's get over to singapore now and hear from what lee for finance and i stated it here for more insight into is david can you tell me what are the dangers for chinese investments right now. as far as china is concerned china is very conscious of the factor that is holding a lot of u.s. treasuries and china wishes it wasn't in that position in any case so therefore it is consciously trying to mormons economy where a problem in the next four to one that is going to be consumer led i mean this is a very important point that china has previously were seen as the the factory of the world's at their core it produces goods and i think it's paid for in u.s. dollars with all of us dollars there's no want to do with it so therefore it has to go and buy u.s. treasuries so which is it wasn't in that position unfortunately it is and it is actively trying to.