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i'm going to you're going to. coming up on r t deal or no deal the latest round of diplomatic talks on iran's nuclear program ended over the weekend what exactly came from this high stakes meeting the latest up ahead and protests over the fatal shooting of a california teenager police officers claimed a thirteen year old's toy gun that looks like a real a k forty seven but andy lopez's family says that there's more to it more of the protests coming up and a battle is brewing between old and new in the taxi industry while regulations increase operating costs for d.c. cab drivers new competitors are eating into profits we'll tell you more later in the show.
it's monday november eleventh four pm in washington d.c. i'm meghan lopez and you are watching r.t. well today iran in the united nations nuclear chief announced that they have reached a deal that would expand the monitoring of the country's nuclear sites and allow inspectors into places they've never previously been allowed to inspect but the same can't be said for the p five plus one discussions that happened last week negotiators from the u.s. britain france germany russia and china walked away from talks in geneva switzerland without a plan to address iran's nuclear program now the idea was to lessen sanctions against the country and exchange for iran freezing its nuclear program international powers fear that iran is trying to build a weapon but tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful secretary of state john kerry said monday progress was made in the p five plus one talks and that he hopes
a deal could be reached soon. we are working hard to try to overcome mistrust to try to build confidence to try to find a way is that both the p five plus one and the united states. and iran have the ability to be able to achieve this goal of ascertaining for certain without doubt that a program. is a peaceful nuclear program diplomacy takes time and all the parties here need time to fully consider the issues however talks were cut short when iranian officials backed out a new round of negotiations as expected on november twentieth artie's policy or has more was so long ago that the talks did seem promising you had the iranian foreign minister meeting with the european union policy chief foreign policy chief
catherine ashton in the mood in that meeting was certainly one of optimism but israel has been opposed to these negotiations from the start saying that iran will cheat anyway and in fact israel has always been against iran's nuclear program what netanyahu says is that easing sanctions on the rent would be like to quote netanyahu putting a hole in a tire on the other hand you have the united states which is pro these negotiations and what we're seeing is possibly the most serious an american israeli standoff and dispute in the years that's a bad deal. it's a dangerous. because it cutesy iran as a nuclear threshold nation. we are not blown i don't think we're stupid i think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe particularly of our allies like israel john kerry also
says to quote him that israel needs to recognize that no agreement with iran has of yet been reached on any kind of israeli opposition is essentially premature what kerry said was that the time to oppose any kind of deal is when you actually see what it is saying that the major powers were in fact united on an iranian nuclear deal but it was the iranians who were unable to accept it now we did early hear from iran after the talks ended on saturday that it was in fact powerless who was responsible for blocking any kind of deal the french foreign minister fabius saying that we don't want a fool's deal that was artie's paullus lawyer speaking of negotiations the u.s. and european union have hit a rough patch in relations in recent months due to n.s.a. revelations about the size and the scope of american spying on the leaders the spite the backlash negotiators are moving forward this week with transatlantic trade and investment partnership talks in brussels now will be the meetings were
originally scheduled for october but they were postponed due to the u.s. government shutdown officials from both the e.u. and the u.s. bragged that the t.t. ip also known as tough talk would create jobs and boost growth in the two economies but critics say that these negotiations are not just about trade but also about reining in the wild ways of the internet artie's that appear all over fills us in on the latest. just over our shoulder over here just over your shoulder over there is the u.s. embassy now the john kerry the secretary of state says that the n.s.a. spying saga isn't going to be an issue when it comes to talking about trade but that saga has limited trust between the two countries how can you have trade when you don't have trust i mean germany and to you is nothing. let's face it the slaves of the united states politicians are saying oh this is very bad spying
on us. but there is no real consequence out of it you know how does that relate though to business in particular if you would say one of the big giant german companies would you be willing to sit down with one of your american counterparts to do trade knowing that perhaps they were listening in to all of your secret conversations of course the n.s.a. and all the spying is not only about political issues but also about economic effects german companies are aware that they are by it and thirty americans take the results of the spying for themselves but they cannot do anything against it there is a potential legislative minefield that comes from this and also the potential for the stripping of sovereign rights lots of people have campaigned in the e.u. saying the too many rights go to determined by brussels what this could end up seeing is that trade could end up determining the laws of a country how will it go down in germany let's face it i mean. there's nothing else submitting the e.u.
walking force to the good of us corporate crissy michael in ross economic analyst thank you very much for talking to me there so the second round of talks on tough to underway but certainly still a long way to go to convince the people of europe that this is best for them how is our teams peter all of our all to the philippines now where nearly one thousand people have been confirmed dead and officials fear that number could reach ten thousand after a historic super typhoon made landfall. on friday philippine president benigno aqui no the third declared a state of national calamity in the wake of typhoon haiyan authorities say that almost ten million people were affected by the storm and officials estimate twenty three thousand houses were damaged or destroyed communication lines are down roads and bridges are decimated leaving many thousands more scrambling to find food water and shelter more than eight hundred thousand people were evacuated even before the
storm hit however one of the reasons the death toll may be so high is because of those evacuation centers made of brick and mortar that were schools churches and government buildings they could not withstand the water and searches themselves listen to how one woman describes the chaos. little. i was able to go to the factory to seek refuge i spoke to my husband earlier that day i had faith that he would make it maybe his will to live there was no time he was on his way to the factory but he was telling me there was water everywhere and there was no time anymore. at least six islands and forty one provinces experience winds up to one hundred forty seven miles per hour with one hundred seventy mile an hour gusts and storm surges that reached twenty eight feet now the obama administration pleasure one hundred million dollars that has sent troops to help one major task will be clearing the bodies from the streets as a matter of public health. on now to
a developing story out of pakistan according to sources within the taliban the brother of the hakani network leader was fatally shot in a slum a bod earlier today as a regina hakani was the group's senior commander and financier he is also the son of the group's founder the hook that work is a syndicated operating group in afghanistan that has been involved in extortion kidnapping smuggling and transportation it is now allied with the taleban though it remains that tight with parts of pakistan's i.s.i. and was funded back by the cia back in the one nine hundred seventy s. not conny it was described as intelligent business oriented and good with money so his death would be a huge blow to the group details surrounding her death are still questionable initial reports say that a group of gunmen on motorcycles drove past him and fired bullets though no one has
claimed responsibility for the attack on a network has played a crucial role in the taliban's fight against the u.s. in afghanistan security sources believe his body is being taken back to northern waziristan for burial. well i. of one i know you probably due to linked in is a professional version of facebook where career oriented adults post their resumes and connect with business associates or potential employers but do you know who is behind the website well if you're living in the u.k. the answer could be british intelligence agencies like the g c h q according to the german magazine der spiegel edward snowden revelations found that the pages looks the way they always did and they didn't take any longer than usual to load but the victims didn't notice that what they were looking at wasn't the original site but a fake profile with one invisible added feature a small piece of malware malware that turned computers into tools for britain's g c
h q intelligence service now the g c h q apparently tricked users into logging into a fake linked in site to upload their passwords of personal information to cetera essentially handing it over to the british government according to articles written by it laura poitras who is one of the few journalists believed to have access to all of the documents stolen and released by edward snowden the g c h q was targeting the global roaming data exchange companies like belgacom com fome and mark as well as senior management in the opec oil cartel it's a technique known as quantum inserts where servers are placed in shortage of spots so they can intercept and redirect targeted traffic to a fake website faster than the legitimate service code responded wellington tells der spiegel that the company would not authorize the creation or use of a fake linked in profile and was not notified about the alleged activity so it
looks like networking in the community anyway has taken a new meaning. well over the weekend hundreds of people across california took to the streets demanding justice for victims of police brutality. here motional marches were sparked by the death of her ten year old and it lopez last month and he was shot and killed by sonoma county deputy eric hill house while holding a toy gun at that resembled an a k forty seven assault rifle artie's or mongol endo was at one of the weekend's marches in los angeles and. five. from santa rosa california to here in los angeles and several places in between marches are taken to the streets demanding justice for andy lopez sonoma county deputy in a rock war veteran eric go house shot thirteen year old and the tolbert twenty second get his claims that he felt threatened by the gun and he was holding the gun
turned out to be a toy which resembles an a k forty seven weeks after the shooting and these death is still stirring up strong emotions it's unbelievable how this trained officer could just open fire on the young boy. why are out here so it doesn't happen to another family among the protesters were mothers who lost their children in police shootings genevieve rees our son when all dia's was shot and killed by an eye police last year his death also sparked weeks of protests the da is just applying the crime for juries or justifying the crime and cops are getting away with murder throughout the united states jeanne faxon son thirty one year old michael knight was own nor and when he was shot and killed by southern california police officers mistook knight a for an armed robber and shot him in the back after he ran from police the family agreed to a settlement of four point five million dollars but the officer was never criminally charged and in the case of man you know piers this car shot shoot first
ask questions later shoot first and ask questions later that's ok with my sanity but her son if we're to give it her son protesters believe the shooting is part of a troubling trend of overaggressive policing in the u.s. the thing about the envelope this case is it is a child and what we're seeing is the militarization of our police departments here we need to start addressing this issue about police brutality it is true i think it's stupid for us to say police brutality that never existed because it does we see it happening everywhere all the time and all of. you still looking into the shooting as his family continues to mourn supporters will likely continue to rally on the streets demanding justice for any lopez and other victims of police violence in los angeles. r t. well for more on the national day of protests our teams are among the know joins me now on a fellow
a santa so ramon let me ask you what is the latest on andy lopez's case can you give us any details on that federal lawsuit that was filed by the lopez family. that's right i have a copy of this suit here that was filed in u.s. district court in san francisco it claims that go house acted recklessly and violated the rights of any lopez when he shot and killed them back on october twenty second the suit also falls the sonoma county sheriff's office claiming that the sheriff encourages its step pretties to use excessive force when encountering the public now you might another over a number of other people who were family members and they had loved ones that were killed by police officers you highlighted a few of those stories in your in your piece can you tell us more about them and their cases sure in several the cases those mothers say that their. children were shot and they were unarmed at the time the investigation did prove
that however is. such in most cases of officer involved shootings the prosecutors in each of those cases found that the shootings were justified and that's what we see in most of us are involved shootings where prosecutors do rule that the shootings are justified so that really brings a lot of frustration from these families who who think that who believe that this is a troubling trend that g.a.o. always takes the officers word and that justice and that the justice is them does not accommodate the victims now ramon how often are officers being charged with wrongful death. right the an officer being charged with a wrong wrongful death while doing the shooting on you know in uniform is very very rare we saw. a conviction against officer johannes messer in the oscar grant case a couple of years ago he served eleven months for that right now we're seeing
a couple of. fullerton police officers going on trial for the beating death of kelly thomas but in reality is very rare the press democrat the newspaper there in santa rosa where and he was killed documented dozens of officer involved shootings going back to the ninety's and none of it and in every single case the officer was justified and i know a lot of police agencies are now starting to equip their officers with body cameras in order to clear disputes could this have helped in any of those cases that you reported on but it's interesting you mention that the l.a.p.d. is actually about to experiment with these body cameras they claim that it's they hope to catch officer make misconduct and also protect the officers over false allegations of misconduct but just going back to those cases of kelly thomas and oscar grant those are just a very few cases where an officer does go on trial. for death while on
duty and really the only reason that those did go to trial is because there was video involved sure now what does supporters of the lopez family have planned for the future. sure well tonight there will be a prayer vigil at this at the site of the shooting where andy was killed and we are seeing that there are organizers playing future rallies there are some online petitions right now demanding that the deputy involved in the shooting be prosecuted there's also a petition to create in the milkers memorial park there in santa rosa as well and moanin were these protests localized in any part of california did they spread beyond california that you know of where there was hundreds of people who turned out for a rally there in santa rosa in the lopez's hometown but we also saw. video from here in los angeles in sacramento and even in oakland all communities where there
are several victim's families who believe that police officers who are involved in daily confrontations need to be held accountable thank you so much for reporting on that our to correspondent rym angelino. well when you handle the count on the street you're probably not giving too much thought to the person driving or the company that he or she works for you are concerned with getting from point a to point b. in the quickest way possible while paying the smallest amount but in the nation's capital a taxi turf war is playing out on the streets new regulations are now in place to modernize d.c. cabs but at what cost to drivers buckle your seat belt as artie's liz wahl explains the road rage. i don't get no pain nothing elias our rageh has been driving taxi cabs in washington d.c. for twenty years but it's been a rough road doing business the last few weeks after the d.c.
taxicab commission implemented a number of new rules. now all taxis must have the same dome light carry an approved credit card system and eventually be painted the same color cab drivers have had to take on the cost themselves upwards of a thousand dollars because of new this new regulation you know a lot of people are abused he says the cost for these don't lights keeps going up and many drivers can't even get one due to a long waiting list now some drivers have been ticketed their cars towed and their business at a standstill even if i don't get the money how can i buy food for my kids. pay my bills just like anybody. drivers that say they're tired of being ignored have banded together and joined the teamsters union they're now suing the district demanding they get an extension on the rules and for the city to stop towing cars and imposing fines rob linton is the chairman of the d.c.
taxicab commission he says he put the rules in place for a reason. under the instructions of the mayor will know when he asked me to take this position to modernize. the regular taxi service of the district it's not just new regulations i can drive or say are impacting their business or parking lots like this have been more full lately because cab drivers say they're losing business to another company that's not playing by the same rules. as a booking service known for its upscale luxury car service with the click of a button on a smartphone customers can expect a car to arrive in a matter of minutes drivers are dressed for business and. the transaction is smooth and seamless no cash needed it arrived in d.c. in late two thousand and eleven people could provide at least the illusion of being bald or being a leitz cab drivers say they've been fine with sharing the road with until now
recently launched a more affordable service called labor acts to get a license photo what's nobody's just going left or right because the person you're from d.c. . to business cab drivers say goober x. which charges similar rates to regular taxis doesn't have to follow the same rules in order to be a cab driver you have to do fingerprinting. you have to bring where he lives. like the commission says it's still in the process of writing the rules for the bracks but the cars can stay open for business until that. is gaining popularity and many of its users think it's the future of urban transportation we know that it's fundamentally transforming transportation if the venture arm of google is given in this company a quarter of a trillion dollars for taxi drivers that don't welcome the service the taxi cab commission says if they think guru or any other services are
a problem they need to ask themselves why are people using them instead of me that's that's the question it's a question many count drivers are struggling to answer as their business and livelihood remain uncertain and washington lives while r.t. to talk more about these tax a turf war as i'm joined now by the one and only lows of wall hi there i guess so bring us the latest on this lawsuit what's going on and how likely is it to succeed yeah it is getting a nasty typically taxi drivers there they operate independently so it's been very difficult for them or for their voices to be heard because they're kind of all over the place now they're trying to change that by unionizing hundreds of them. united and joined teamed up with team star to form the d.c. taxi operators association and on their behalf of a lawsuit has been filed in the d.c. superior court that's now in the federal court and what it does is ask for d.c.
to a to stop to extend the deadline so that they can have more time in order to comply with these regulations and even if they wanted they're having a hard time doing so and for the city to stop giving them fine slapping them with fines and telling their cars so there is a restraining order right now we're trying to see where that goes that's up in the air but definitely things are heating up absolutely no you had mentioned a new kind of highlighted some of the different services that one company that's really up and coming over has and you know i know you try to i've definitely trying that service before is it so convenient so is it time for taxi drivers to catch up with the times to follow technology right well the commission is going to say absolutely saying a lot of people come to d.c. they're used to being in other cities where they ever body takes credit card and that's just the way that it is and that you you're competing with that with huge companies like and that that's just the way that that's the changing time and they got to get with it. the taxicab commission is actually came under fire because the
spokes person used kind of controversial words when he was describing this problem here in d.c. said that our taxi cab system is comparable to third world countries and that didn't fly very well with cabdrivers here in d.c. they're asking for an apology in addition to that legal action that they're taking they want to apology from the taxi cab commission for using those words saying that there's kind of racial undertones associated with those strong words but at the same time when you have a company like or or some of those other companies they don't have the same regulations as a regular taxi company right well that's kind of where the controversy alive is. in my report there. spoke to a lot of taxi cab drivers that you have been driving here in d.c. for years and years some for decades and they have always had to abide by these rules they have to get fingerprinted they have they have to have they have their driver's records. looked at very closely they some of them they have to even get
their medical records checked and they're upset now because this business is coming in very boldly right in front of them sweeping up their business at least as of now until the rules are more. more exact and more in place for specifically that competes directly with d.c. taxi cabs if they're allowed to operate so it's frustrating a lot of count drivers who say that they've had to abide by these rules for years and years and seeing seeing their livelihood in danger at the same time i know a lot of people that use who are gaining popularity it's so quick it's so easy it's so simple so seem less and it's see it's gaining popularity so so yeah some of them some of them are adapting some drivers are adapting for some it's harder than than others but it's the changing times it is the changing times and i know that customers want to have that safety in knowing that they can trust the person whose
car they're getting into but at the same time technology makes things so convenient that they can be going out changes is a tough thing to do so give us an example of how big is at the moment at launch not too long ago in two thousand and nine and since then. it's exploded it's in fifty cities now they're going global they think about expanding into other parts of the world. i see it here in d.c. just where i live my friends that use it they use it once and they're hooked because it is so convenient so very popular growing in popularity and only expected to grow i thank you so much for reporting on these taxi tour for is our chief correspondent joining me in the studio thanks michael. and that's going to do it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r.t. america or check out our website r.t. dot com slash usa and don't forget to follow me on twitter at megan underscore lopez and also follow up with the next show boom bust is up next.
is obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rate they really need to buy guns and learn how to use them. this is the one that i want to go with them once again it's the fear of. women definitely the target of the gun lovers and you don't kill them not when you're killing money but if somebody would he would do this with her. i'm noticing more and more is this really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to own guns 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 far arms if being armed made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth.
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