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prism restores diplomatic ties with iran despite world powers struggle to reach a nuclear agreement with tehran is read in france a proposed deal doesn't cut it also. you could go to jail because i find you annoying new legislation in the u.k. could impose hefty fines or even a jail sentence for simply being in your. parental kids adopted in the u.s. or being really homed online an underground market. for people everywhere we talk to a young man who narrowly escaped tragedy after his. top stories.
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from our studio center in moscow this is r.t. with international news and comment it's official america's relations with iran remain in a state of emergency the sanctions regime imposed nearly three decades ago has been renewed the timing looks bad given the failure of talks on iran's nuclear program over the weekend but the white house says there is no link and progress is being made on other fronts britain has appointed a new diplomatic representative to iran two years after an angry mob stormed the u.k. embassy in tehran sara furthur ports now from london. another round of monday named new envoys to each other's countries now that scene is a continuation of the reestablishing of diplomatic ties in coming on the back of course of the meeting this weekend in geneva. to ron's nuclear program you know by
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and large actually considering the u.k. of course traditionally a very staunch critic over on seemingly very confident in their way of saying that there is going to be a deal which i'm convinced of the agreement we were discussing would be good for the security of the entire world and we will pursue it with energy and persistence but of course those talks also met the not successful we've seen the finger of blame pointed by far the front that's largely attributed to the french foreign minister quite publicly making it known his concerns about the proposed agreement saying that he wanted to avoid a food game now we've seen the u.k. and u.s. foreign ministers really try and play down these differences saying that the differences between the western powers are actually very narrow first being said by some experts to be a basis saving exercise here and of course as we've said to you kate certainly much
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more positive surrounding the talks looking to force in november the twentieth when the. foreign secretary william hague saying that he is confident that further progress will be made the u.s. has blamed iran for rejecting a deal at last weekend's talks something to rome has denied john kerry insists major powers were more or less united on the green despite earlier claims that it was the french who blocked a breakthrough when i spoke to jonathan steele he's columnist on international affairs for the guardian newspaper and he explained what he sees as the reasons behind france's tough stance. prancer convinced to do ronnie's meddling in a region which was traditionally at least in colonial times under french influence i mean syria and lebanon and they feel they took a very hawkish line against bashar al assad the president of syria when the
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uprising began two years ago the base thought he would be toppled quickly and they feel that it's really thanks to russia diplomatically and iran militarily that assad is still there and they feel very annoyed and angry over that and the second reason i think is quite simply money they see that saudi arabia is also having a row with the united states partly of iran but partly over other issues and i think they feel that they can get their foot in the arms sales door and take over as one of the major arms suppliers to saudi arabia which of course is a hugely lucrative market apart from the renewal of u.s. sanctions against iran u.s. lawmakers have even been calling for more restrictions on terror on jonathan steele believes that could affect iran's positive approach to the talks. the arrangements of been extremely constructive and in spite of the collapse of the talks on saturday they didn't come out. in a rude manner at all there was a joint press conference with cathy ashton the e.u.
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negotiator and the iranians have been publicly stream really polite of saying they just think it needs a little bit more time so i don't think they're going to fly off the handle because of the sanctions being renewed i think they would get angry if new sanctions were imposed causing a nuisance in britain could get you two years in jail or an unlimited fine if new anti social laws are pushed through and it could even apply to children as young as ten which is really worrying civil liberties groups as artie's pretty boy he explains. anti social behavior as they're short into here in the u.k. have been the brunt of many jokes for quite some time now namely because of the quite bizarre things that police have reprimanded members of the public for in the past now examples include a deaf child being given and as though for spacing in the street or a thirteen year old girl being banned from saying the word grass for saying it too
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many times i'm tired of people getting as opposed to begging in the street for that's being replaced with a new injunction to prevent nuisance and annoyance which is called and for short now these orders require only that an individual might engage in behavior capable of causing annoyance now the wording of this law is now much vega the punishment is much harsher it carries a penalty of up to two years in prison now i don't know about you but i personally know a lot of people both adults and children above the age of ten who can be extremely and knowing at times and that is precisely the problem that a lot of human rights campaign is all having with this law at the moment they say that the lines between simply being annoying which many of them will see as a fundamental human rights and being a criminal all those lines are now being and it's not just human rights campaigners that have taken issue with it police officers have been coming forward to say that
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they're worried that children are going to be needlessly criminalized with these new orders and also for them dealing with things that people deemed to be nuisances well that's a royal nuisance for the police because they are going to have to divert their attention away from fighting real crime and now another part of this draft bill that's causing a lot of concern are public spaces protection orders which could theoretically be used to stop public protests from gathering now human rights campaigners of even launched a petition in part. i meant because they say that this is the biggest threat to freedom of protest in modern history but i better go because i have been speaking pretty loudly in our news room and in case any of my colleagues think i have been too annoying i could be slapped with an. public protests which are deemed harmful to the quality of life for those living nearby could fall victim to this law and that's just one concern for kerry and mendoza she's
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a blogger and activist who is campaigning against this bill. attempting to do is give the police. to make any lawful protest immediately illegal simply because i quote this directly from the legislation may has always likely to cause nuisance or annoyance and as you can imagine the whole point of protest is to cause nuisance and annoyance is to get in the way to disrupt people in their ordinary daily lives so that you can have them focus on and otherwise ignore or issue which is really important what's even more unnerving about this piece of legislation is it also allows the police to then bar people from what they call a pallet. culloty hasn't been defined so it could be a city or county a country. nobody really knows and again with the intervention of a court of law virtual money of real help. if you
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can show people this is my face my name my family my village and this is what we need can you please help those we talk to those making the digital currency because work for charity as its values soars to a new record that's coming up a little later on r.t. . but first a leaked afghan security report says the country's intelligence services abandoned an investigation into the alleged murder of civilians after the u.s. refused to cooperate to men detained by american forces were found dead in a u.s. base while eight more were reportedly killed in other operations which is going to khan has more first of all where the accusations come from the afghan translator who had worked with the u.s. army special forces said the soldiers were involved in the killing of the group of afghan civilians detained in u.s. raids in the wardak province between october twenty eighth and february twenty third team and bodies of ten of the men were found by residence in shallow graves
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near a u.s. and base which hosted the special forces unit afghan authorities have repeatedly asked the u.s. to allow them to question the soldiers at the base but the u.s. repeatedly if we barfed the request of u.s. forces are immune from afghan law but not for long the immunity issue is the very stumbling block on the way to an agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan under which some u.s. troops would stay in of ghana stay past twenty fourteen and that's what the obama administration wants immunity for their troops so that they can stay beyond twenty fourteen the same agreement that the u.s. wanted with iraq but iraq refused to grant u.s. forces further immunity from justice incidents like the killing of civilians in the word out province make it that much more difficult for the afghan government to justify such an agreement with the u.s. in front of afghan people or to learn through moscow more news for you after the
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break. we're not psyched to camps. where our course. never turned world's attention to the point that some. negotiations continue but that does not stop the blame game from raging we were told or ran in the western powers are on the verge of leaving agreement regarding iran's nuclear program the talks fall into the familiar stalemate the enemies of diplomacy appear to be a firm hand is war the only option left. good luck. to building
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a new most sophisticated. fortunately doesn't sound anything tunes mission to teach creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should care only. top story now the u.s. has a claim to run for rejecting a deal last weekend's talks something. john kerry and his major powers were more or less united on an agreement despite claims that it was the french who blocked a breakthrough. in his from the workers world party joining us live from the states kind of washington has renewed what it calls a state of emergency regime with tehran so how significant is that in the light of the fact that relations seem to be improving.
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well it's really outrageous iran has made clear for the last several decades that it has absolutely no intention of developing nuclear weapons that it only seeks to develop peaceful nuclear power and it has abided by every single requirement of it with the international atomic energy agency under the nonproliferation treaty and yet this propaganda continues to go out claiming that there's some kind of iranian threat to world peace well the reason that the united states israel france and countries like that are threatened by iran is not because iran is aggressive or anything like that they're threatened because iran seeks independent economics that the iranian revolution of one hundred seventy nine the people of iran rose up they overthrew the shah who was a brutal u.s. backed dictator and they began a course of independent economic development the profits from iranian oil go to the iranian economy they don't go to the bankers on wall street they don't go to london stock exchange they go to the people they go to the iranian the iranian economy and they don't want indexed independent economic development and that's what the
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aggression against iran in is all about and iran has been more than accommodating you know it's made clear it has no desire for aggression when president rouhani was at the united nations he made clear he was talking of the world against violence and extremism making clear that iran is not aggressive iran does not want violence but clips clear that the wall street bankers and the corporations and the u.s. government which represents them is very very committed to hostility toward iran and that's what we're seeing with these new sanctions i mean it's just a short of that missing a threat of iran if they might say terrorists economic independence then surely that opens up massive trade opportunities which is presumably what britain now sees because that also will has renewed diplomatic relations. but it's about control it's about economic control you know there the western powers are very threatened by the fact that around the world i mean it's not just iran but there's a whole network of countries that are not under their dominion whether it's you know china that is whale or cuba syria these are all countries that are defying the
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will of the western financial institutions and have set up their own kind of big economies that serve themselves rather than serving the west and that's something that they simply can't stand for and that's what this aggression is about and you think those talks thing could be derailed because there's going to be next round of talks do you think perhaps they would be derailed or could they be successful i my hope is that they can be successful because it will be good for everyone in the world if there is more peace then more diplomacy between iran the united states and israel in the countries around the world if there was more diplomacy things would be better but the commitment of wall street and the war makers in the profiteers it's their commitment to aggression and hostility toward iran that is causing causing the setbacks we're seeing iran has is no threat to its neighbors it's no threat to the united states it's the united states and israel that are threatening the world with their military aggression thanks very much and if your thoughts live here in a couple can thank you glad to be here. to talk to parents in
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the u.s. unwanted children online investigations exposed in the legal underground vulnerable kids and handed over to people who have been refused the children's to adult result is going to put enough found out the with. children. animal owners may be familiar with the term private real homey typically it refers to those seeking to give their pet away but today the practice is reportedly being used by parents looking to give away the child they adopted from overseas and no longer wants an investigation conducted by reuters found that this type of child trafficking is happening largely in cyberspace where parents allegedly advertise their unwanted children through yahoo and facebook groups the lawless atmosphere allows internationally adopted orphans to be passed on to strangers without government scrutiny or even a paper trail as a result many of these children can end up in the custody of criminals sex
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offenders or abusive adults that would have never been allowed to legally adopt according to the reuters investigation many of the children advertised online for private re homing range between the ages of six to fourteen and had been adopted from abroad including from countries such as russia china ethiopia and ukraine some of the kids don't even speak english experts say in this expanding underground market of foreign orphans innocent kids are being treated like cattle given away without any legal oversight it poses huge risks right because some of the families into which these children leave home they're probably perfectly good and the children are doing better perhaps and some of them are not so the risk is that it's not being done right the risk is that the child is not entering a better situation and certainly as a legal matter again whether the child is yours biologically you're required to
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option however that child got into your family we want legal processes in place so that the rights of those children are protected the lack of oversight and protection of foreign orphans adopted by u.s. parents has faced ongoing criticism as of this. here u.s. citizens are banned from adopting russian orphans since nine hundred ninety one thousand russian children have reportedly died at the hands of their american adoptive parents according to the u.s. state department nearly eight thousand seven hundred orphans were adopted from foreign countries last year what we don't know is how many of those kids are still living with the american parents that brought them here and how many have been given away reporting from new york marine upward nial r.t. . the online re homing pulse the authorities boyd but the media revealed eight internet groups where this was happening. at a young man who was given away to a family that never should have had the chance to adult dimitris stewart was five
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years old when he and his brother were adopted from an orphanage in a small town near moscow it would be a rocky road living with his adoptive american parents don't really feel like you know i was there when he was a young teenager after years of strained relations and after his parents had biological children of their own the stewarts decided it was time to find him a new home and that's when they turned to the internet is that i go underground groups where people want. their destructive adoptions and eventual leave the internet search led the stewarts to meghan axon axon moderated a website to help find new homes for children that's how dimitris parents found nicole easton advertiser self as an aspiring mother that ran a home school to major found out that this was far from the truth this is a little tiny. doubters like now here he's serious
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it was clear that his new home was no home school there was a knee on the desk there had to deal more here he didn't even make you go to school and gave me the option to go to school and then you had a biological kid that was taken away from them from the stay so they want a lot to have any more kids and that's why they're doing this underground underground thing the living situation didn't last long a month after being dropped off axon was shocked to learn more information about who the east sins really were nicole had been married to a man who was a pedophile and that she could not get a homestudy due to their finances traditional adoption agencies are becoming a thing of the past you both have to have lawyers you have to do things legally this is not an easy way to adopt these days private adoptions are far more common it's unclear how many of them were facilitated on the internet where it's harder to regulate the transactions between family it's after the traumatizing ordeal dimitri
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moved to this group home outside atlanta he feels safe with his new guardians in this quaint home in a nice suburban neighborhood today he has words of caution for families turning to the internet to adopt you just never know who's who's going to. be out there looking for kids and there's people out there everywhere and marietta georgia lives of all our. alone by the revelations of the home grown child market to u.s. lawmakers are calling for a better safeguards for adopted children really push from the organization against child trafficking says children from foreign countries are most vulnerable and should be the main cause for concern. intercountry adoption when details are now rife in the u.s. already europe is not considered a child protection measure it's a private matter between your doctor family and the child and nobody is following up their children from foreign countries are not under their normal child
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protection measure if you adopt a child from the u.s. foster care i can imagine that the u.s. child protection services are still the first while keeping an eye on that and people know where to turn to tell them from from foreign countries come from this this what we call the child market it's commercial agencies who are dealing with providing children to adoptive parents and there's absolutely no oversight at zero despite widespread condemnation of its drone program the u.s. military's unveiling a brand new concept a robot which can fly and drive swim and even hop like a frog to r.t. dot com for more details. plus american taxpayers find out the millions of dollars being paid to maintain afghanistan's war torn infrastructure is ending up in the wrong hands find out what a recent government survey reveals just a click away on our web site. digital currency bitcoin is
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climbing to a new record its value is now approaching four hundred dollars the latest surge has been fueled by strong demand from chinese investors this remind you what bitcoin aims to achieve there are two main features of traditional money one there is real value behind it and secondly currencies are under centralized government control big names to overturn those principles well first it's not backed up by national assets but mind from a digital code and it's free of all government oversight and critics say that this encourages criminals overs artie's peter all of it's been finding out it also offers the opportunity to do good. in the headlines it's betrayed as a vehicle for drug dealers and potential assassins these people see bitcoin in a different light god will only help you if you help yourself so we could do charity to get the possibility to have them so all we have to do to start thinking and make this possible is for is a mixed school and it's already being seen in uganda where supporters of using
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recording for charity hope to see one hundred percent of the donation reaching those in need something that other charities can't offer the reason that bitcoin could benefit charity is that every penny of what you donate ends up with those who need it no middleman no admin no cut for anyone else if somebody in somalia has access to the technology and to the hardware. and he needs a shovel for his acre he can put up a charity project that just says i need this is this is my acre i need to grow some food there i need a shovel will cost me two euros and can put that up there getting those in need access to the technology is one of the main challenges that those behind the krypto charity say things are moving along quickly there you've already got i'm on my boat find there's already people doing it corn payments for my ball and so all of this
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is going to work itself out just one click in the right place on the website and your donation is there however those that work with established charity say they are convinced all of the kinks have been worked out in this system just yet this is so it's very difficult to control if the money is being spent in the way it was intended at this point i'm skeptical but in the future we'll see bitcoin advocates are determined to push charity as a use for the cryptocurrency it's peer to peer formats adding a personal edge you can show people this is my face my name my family my village and. is what we need can you please help us it's being portrayed as funds without borders if bitcoins twenty first century philanthropists all right it could help some of those most in need peter all of a. let's take a quick look now at some other world news making headlines this hour egypt's three month state of emergency a nighttime curfew has come to an end that allowed security forces to make arrests
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without warrants and searched people's homes it was introduced in august after a hundred people died in violence sparked by the government's crackdown on camps of pro mohammed morsi supporters in car of the pows president and other key muslim brotherhood figures facing trial in january on charges of inciting murder. in south africa at least two people have been killed and three injured by an explosion at a pawnshop in johannesburg initial reports suggest the blast may have been caused by a bomb police only say that they suspect criminal activity forensic and bomb disposal unit were observed at the scene aided by sniffer dogs two who died or thought to be associates solve the shops and. thousands have been injured in violent clashes across bangladesh where thousands of clothes workers took to the streets demanding higher wages protesters threw stones at security forces responded to a gas rod has also attacked factories in industrial towns pay and conditions are a major issue in bangladesh which is the second largest garment manufacturer in the
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world. i'll be back with more news from the news team in just over half an hour from now in the meantime lethal women stay right where. the male ownership of firearms is on the up in america that's next on the team. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman yeah killed. fears later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results you get innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore and it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation
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why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off taking they could do what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. he'd. put up on june sixteenth one thousand forty one we had a graduation party at school and the war broke out. the shops were always full of goods. but in september leningrad was blocked. one day mom went and saw that all the shelves were
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empty. in november they bombed it but die of steel warehouses is that it was the main storage place for all the food in the city people who are eating the. because it had small traces of sugar in it i tried to eat it as well but i couldn't. look at the lists incredibly heavy bombing. it was a direct hit on that very shelter and everyone was buried under me. all of them would do. it. there are approximately over two hundred eighty million licensed firearms in the united states of america female owner seem to be more and more common today one
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in five americans own at least one firearm a phenomenon which didn't exist thirty years ago. and i'm not a girl that's for all begun to joey i have a few pieces but i don't wear a lot of it and that what we do together as a family is collect and target shane. the right to carry a gun is supported by the second amendment of the constitution established in seventeen one thousand one by james madison after the war of independence. free circulation of guns was one of the first flows put in place by the revolutionaries . even if the time of war has ended for many americans carrying a firearm remains an inalienable right as important as freedom of religion or expression. and carry out cause i. am not so say pro or anti. pro.

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