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with the islamic state perceived to be on the defensive in syria many of the parties in this proxy war are eyeing the next stage of this conflict as a result russia in the us. is washington strategic interest in syria. one year on from the political earthquake that was brags that instability and uncertainty larger than ever over the u.k.'s future. looks of muslim and on the debate the most difficult as late as one of them actually a member of the dash dash one that has not yet been as a civilian suffering intensifies amid the campaign to oust there's law makes state from the syrian city of raka down so raised over america's post at liberation. the german government wins the right to read encrypted works out messages on
suspects phone was after parliament approved the new snooping powers. this dry riverbed is actually implements being born of drug addicts this is where they come to feed their addiction r.t. looks at how afghanistan's opium production is destroying lives both at home and on the other side of the world. hello and good morning to you from the russian capital i'm lucky erin you're watching r.t. international good to have you with us well it's been exactly one year since the u.k. voted to leave the european union the actual divorce talks have only just got underway a referendum result created a political earthquake is off the shocks are still being felt today. we want our
borders but we want our country by. negotiation will need to begin under a new prime minister. pass on my thanks to his mom for their rigs i suppose. that is the full woman yes rex it means. global friction i got a plan. doesn't have a clue what if i really like to. know what the community left behind. thank. prime minister to resign may council to last parliamentary majority over the break that issue he's probably boyko takes us through the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road so break up. it was
a very it changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay were outraged although the others they were delighted the sharm has risen. to become a national bank holiday we will call it a. night of firearms may have been jumping the gun his so-called independence day is still a distant prospect the referendum result killed the political career of david cameron and allowed home secretary to resume aid to step up to the plate in the run up to the vote she had been a quiet remain but the desire to lead post brags that britain forced her to reconsider her position. bricks it
means bricks it wrecks it means bricks it and we're going to make a success of it a year down the line that sounds like something from an alternate universe considering that to reason made called an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up freefall in the polls and losing her parliamentary majority her atrocious result meant that politically her weakened government limped into negotiations with brussels earlier this week and bear in mind these talks were never going to be a walk in the park charm created. what. can be concluded quickly. threats against a question that's been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u.'s one hundred billion to resit bill guaranteeing the rights of
he citizens. as in the u.k. and who would get custody of gibraltar what thorny issues but there is aroused took a back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror for terror attacks in the space of just three months to be precise and many britons held to resume a direct plea responsible because she'd been head of the home office for six years before becoming prime minister. and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice that earlier this week brings it negotiations officially kicked off but not in the way that london would have hoped the british government's already been accused of caving into brussels over the braggs its schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to votes again it would reject leaving the u.
so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable to weak and wobbly within the space of just one year while british politicians a bickering over brags that some of the e.u. counterparts on giving up hope that the divorce word actually. some of my british friends have asked me where the great shit could be reversed you may say i am a dreamer but i am not still breaks it is not a walk in the pan am bombing a file page break shots from every angle if your government decides to organize a brick city i will be pretty tough on it naturally it will never be the same it will never be outside the union better than inside some in britain still have that illusion which is a waste of time. the u.s. led coalition leading the anti isola fence even
a syrian city of raka is quote bombing everyone that's what locals have told r.t. is raptly video agency despite the coalition's insistence that it takes every civilian casualty seriously the grim situation on the ground suggests otherwise. but i knew that i thought i knew that if this were what they are you had the guts of much of the end of it the mother had a little bit. assure you that actually made a little bit of a dash dash well it's not as nesmith has met but should have warned you a little niche that actually you anybody can do better than have a taste of what else has been and the dome that has you had to fold and then has you had modeled on a mad little. one in has it when there's a. little blue. digit dim she. took. a. kid the u.s.
led coalition doesn't deny using phosphorus which we just heard mentioned in its operations is an extremely toxic substance that is banned from being used as a weapon the coalition says it only uses false resin permitted ways during battle for example to create a smoke screen however human rights watch has voiced concerns us saying the substance poses a high risk to civilians the leading force fighting islamic state on the ground is the kurds who are being armed by the americans however washington's support for the kurdish fighters ever take this long term ally turkey more ping reports on how the us first try to get round this problem turkey was furious when it found out that the united states their longtime ally and nato partner was going into rock without them. we do not need terrorist organizations like the p y d n y p g in the rock operation
let us work together to wipe out. america the coalition and turkey can join hands and turned into a graveyard for dash as the united states is aligned with two bitter enemies in syria the turkish government and the kurdish fighters it's got a tricky bit of maneuvering to do secretary of defense mattis says that the united states will eventually take back the weapons it's now supplying to the kurds after the defeat of isis and this is turning into no small matter at this point the united states is shipping in heavy machine guns mortars other small arms and even some armored vehicles it's totaling over one hundred million dollars worth of war toys a large portion of which are going to the kurds when it's all finished some five hundred u.s. military personnel will have the task of collecting it all in an area that's almost the size of pennsylvania maybe they'll knock on doors and say hey you know those
weapons we let you yeah you're finished with them right and who knows what answer they might get the united states has promised to monitor the area and send out a monthly report that will include photographs this sounds like a great idea as the usa has already lost track of billions of dollars worth of weapons they sent to iraq and some of those weapons have ended up in the hands of terrorists there i think mattis made the promise in his letter which presumably was going to bend to old knowing very well that it probably would not be believed and very well would not be carried out but he made it trying to locate the target the u.s. is supplying the weapons for that it is there the u.s. as a whole and. goals which seems to be to break off a part of syria to load the u.s. to dominate a separate part of syria basically they want to go before you go to syria. and in violation of syrian stubborn integrity
a country is torn apart by civil war with different factions vying for power as civilians flee in chaos the pentagon has a brilliant idea sending. more weapons just so long as they promise to give them back. archie new york. russia's defense ministry has released a video showing missiles being launched from warships underfoot moving in the mediterranean targeting islamic state positions in syria. where the justice further now i'm joins me live in the studio good to see you emily so this is the latest update isn't it what more do we know so far well based on the russian report from the minister of defense russian intelligence is tracking i saw fighters who are trying to escape their stronghold through the so-called southern corridor or if i believe we can show you this map on the screen now iraq you know
has been surrounded by u.s. led coalition forces for quite some time now in all directions so via the southern corridor is pretty much the only way out of the city and if a lot we understand that the fighters are trying to go towards palmira through the hamam province where they've been targeted in these latest airstrikes of course this is not the first time that we've heard terrorists managed to escape in fact there have been several reports before about the currents we ported the opening of a cord or for the terrorists to escape the curse of course have tonight this by the ministry of defense confirmed several times that they've seen movement of eisel exiting from and going towards palm and in this latest video released by the ministry of defense we see missiles being fired from two warships and one submarine currently located in the mediterranean and these airstrikes managed to destroy an eyesore command center and also some of those weapons stockpiles in that area now
turkish an israeli forces happened informed about these latest airstrikes but we haven't heard anything about informing the u.s. as russia as you know on monday has already halted that agreement of moves you cooperation in sealing airspace with the u.s. after they downed the syrian government jet on sunday but that's all we have so far nic ok thanks for that update. thanks for those. well over to germany now where the parliament has approved a law allowing the country's secret services to monitor messaging platforms like what's up critics say that the plan infringes the civil liberties artie's piece or all of it tells us more. german parliament has adopted this law that would allow what's up messages or any other messaging service that using crippin to be loved those messages that are sent to be read by the authorities what they do is they intercepted before it sent from one device to another where the encryption takes place. now this is
a move that it's been referred to by the interior minister here in germany thomas the amazing is essential when it comes to the fight against terror we've also heard similar things coming from the. european union summit that's ongoing in brussels at the moment from the e.u. council president donald he said that authorities need access to this type of information if they're to try and stop future terrorist attacks. have also agreed on the need to cooperate close loose the online industry. we are calling on social media companies to do whatever is necessary to prevent further terrorist were to go on the internet and practice this means developing clear tools to detect and to remove such materials automatically but we have heard this in the past if we look back to the united kingdom and the recent horrific terrorist attacks that took
place in in manchester and in london we heard from the home secretary rhodes in the u.k. and from prime minister to reason may say they needed to this information if they were to try and foil potential future attacks we want companies to develop tools to identify and remove harmful materials automatically i want to see them report this file contents to the or storage is and block the users who spread it there should be no place for terrorists to hide we need to make sure that organizations like whatsapp and there are plenty of others like that don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other we need to. make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted whatsapp but critics of this move well many what we're seeing here in germany is the green party in particular mounting a resistance to this they want to see held up in the cold situational cold for as
long as possible they say that it gives too much power to those that hold the keys to allow them the potential for abuse is. money still to come off of the show break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around . preparations from washington to washington media the media. and voters elect. to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on
top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest race in truth to stand the news business you just leave as the right questions and the right answers. question. hello welcome back now almost thirty million people around the world are suffering from drug addiction according to an annual u.n. report opioids are named as the most harmful drug type documents says that the marked increase in global opium production is primarily due to rising poppy fields in afghanistan more advanced you have reports from kabul. ten years ago it was
a problem five years ago it was a catastrophe now it is a global epidemic the war did this most people's addiction comes from the fighting the conflict ninety percent of the world's heroin originates in afghanistan only a fraction of that amount is used domestically but the effects devastating. the pit of despair right in the middle of the afghan capital this dry riverbed is actually infamous for being a horn of drug addicts this is where they come to feed their addiction impoverished homeless the desperate and the hopeless actually many more in the shade under the bridge where wrong but we then not get out the car much less go down there we would
be attacked many of these people have unfortunately lost all touch with reality. we spent only minutes there yet in just that short time we filmed this. but an addict picks up a rock and assaults a body god escorting medics locals say it's getting worse and worse. the sportage was filmed for us by a former drug addict and used to be a regular here he too was eventually assaulted and forced to flee every day it is getting worse not better i run into rehab centers one for men and one for women many of the women are mothers with children i wants treated a four year old added at the sad but far away you might think not so most of the heroin you'll find in canada for example comes from afghanistan the
war and lawlessness here a killing people as far away as the americas it's not only the of one problem the of one government that is unable to fight. narcotics but is also the international community that is actually failing miserably to fight the products or the act in production their counter measures or to find. drugs were clearly ineffective afghan opioids trafficked everywhere via well oiled smuggling routes north to russia and europe east to asia west to the middle east africa and the americas the e.u. industry about gallus start is killing tens of thousands worldwide every year this war is being felt in every corner of the world i've seen
afghans generals police generals with my own eyes that they were can. in the south with drug smugglers so it is a business of the syrians in the ins dollars that that is that reaches to the pockets of the taliban but also to corrupt afghan officials the millions of afghans there's not much of a choice work is scarce other crops are risky and less profitable heroin can both kill and feed when you go there in the rpm season you see school is empty and you see the universities even in these guns are leaving schools and the worst day for fifteen to twenty days to work in the fields and find me one in ten and afghans is directly involved in the opium industry now consider the
families children that they feed and the sheer size of the problem becomes evident where do you even begin since the nato invasion it has exploded this year's opium harvest could well be the largest yet where george bush tried to at least limit its under obama drug control programs in afghanistan were cut by ninety percent of its politics the ministers the politicians authorities want poppy cultivation to continue if their americans wanted to they could stop it in a day but they don't. the unofficial reason is that if coalition forces started eradicating the poppy fields angry farmers would flock to the taliban. doesn't make much sense given that washington also says that the taliban profits most from poppy cultivation regardless one thing is clear for now
america intends to do nothing about it more i guess the of. i see from couple of gonna start that millions of new migrants could start first on european soil next year unless steps are taken immediately sounds of warning from a top eview official ahead of an east summit is being held in brussels for us to support them for a long enough to give you give us the four africa because we don't the solution you know africa we live for him or me that's me that's of me just me that's the next you're getting from. egypt for this meat body investment. or libya is the country from which most african migrants settle for europe and the city of some power is one of the key human trafficking hopes according to reports people there are being bought and sold on local slave markets our video agency ripley managed to get a firsthand account of what life is like in the migrant home. that.
is the problem the people who go to kidnap and people who lived in new york medium or new what do you call the military police where. they are the how money the heart would be more probably. how to go to the police as you can see on the map most human trafficking routes in africa lead all the way up to libya and meeting in primarily in the city of sampo which is right here and those hoping to make it say europe them pay drivers to take them to the capital tripoli and from that migrants are then transported by sea packed by the hundreds on board inflatable boat and other vessels mostly unfit for making the perilous journey across the mediterranean of course and some of those people get robbed kidnapped and sometimes even murdered in the process meanwhile in europe there are voices
questioning whether those arriving in europe on the mouse are actually fleeing war and famine or just seeking better job opportunities and some of the n.g.o.s they're rescuing migrants in the mediterranean are being accused of encouraging human traffickers well earlier my colleague daniel hawkins asked joell millman who's this senior press officer at the international organization for migration about the reasons fueling migration and the role n.g.o.s play in the crisis. there's been a certain argument rising especially from the sort of center right political spectrum about the difference between moderates and asylum seekers in particular they're saying that many of these people coming economic migrants rather than people who are victims of war does not all going to hold any moves at c u it's all . well certainly true and we're not we're not going to be we were in a critical about two years ago the vast majority of migrants on this particular route through tripoli were or were distressed markets where they were people
fleeing war the largest two countries two years ago were syria and eritrea syria the syrian truck that moved almost entirely in turkey and into greece so the numbers are extremely small in forty thousand two years ago and this year are just over a thousand so we know those migrants are coming much to this already more eritrea has also fallen off tremendously so are somalia and sudan there is a train of thought saying that the volunteers that are doing this that are risking these people and moving them on would say that they're actually supporting trafficking by encouraging people to make this journey to to play into the hands of traffickers all these people the enzio is perhaps partly to blame for a vicious cycle of traffickers and smugglers making profit from people suffering by discount that argument completely i was a reporter covering migration brahmas thirty years and i've heard that argument why do you feel you lawyers and church people i think the vicious cycle is the hunger of the war the conditions of some of these countries and also the demand for their
labor in the in the in the rich countries and there is no price in that you can be just as easily ask is the housewife part of that chain or is the employer part of the action on the answer is yes of course they are so they're no more part of a vicious cycle than than the rest of us you crossed a critical. russia is hosting the fee for confederations cup and one of the showcase not tears has been between the hosts and portugal and for one young russian found it was a chance to make her dream come true as she accompanied christiane i right now day on to the pate. if it. doesn't it's a big. gamble
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