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one year on from the political earthquake there was a break sit instability and uncertainty loom larger than ever over the u.k.'s future. but it took much from the end almost a bit of. a shrine to the much like measure of the dash dash one that has not yet been as a civilian suffering intensifies amid the campaign to oust islamic state from the syrian city of run down so raised over america's post liberation plans. the german secret service has granted the right to read encrypted messages on suspects not phones myself the parliament approves it new surveillance powers.
this dry riverbed is actually in for much being warned of drugs this is where they come to feed their addiction and doughty looks at how afghanistan's opium production is destroying lives both at home and on the other side of the world. you're watching r.t. international broadcasting to you live from moscow i'm neki arun good to have you with us this hour. well it's been exactly one year since the u.k. voted to leave the european union though the actual divorce talks have only just got tons away the referendum result created a political earthquake is aftershocks 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 the result i supplied. bloody difficult moment this next it means the global recession i got a plan. doesn't have a clue it was really leaving. no one and no community left behind. thank. prime minister to resign made gambled and lost her parliamentary majority over the break that issue. takes us through the twists and turns now of britain's rocky road to break up. it was a very changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay were
outraged although the others they were delighted the sun has risen. to become a national bank holiday we will call it a. night of firearms may have been jumping the gun that 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 may hold an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up free falling 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. because she can be concluded quickly. threats against russian has been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u. one hundred billion regs it vill guaranteeing the rights the e.u. citizen. 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 briggs 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 break that schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving you so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable so weak and wobbly within the space of just one yeah
especially e.u. summit on breaks it has entered its second day but the president of the european commission john goes says he's still none the wiser as to what's the u.k. actually wants to do give you a clear idea of the kind of the u.k. you know me. well british politicians a big breaks that some of the e.u. counterparts on giving up hope that the divorce won't actually ever happen. or. asked me. it could be reversed you may say. dreamer but still breaks it is not a walk in the park everything a file paperwork shows every angle if your governor 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. inside some in britain still have that
illusion which is a waste of time. the us led coalition leading reality isola phones even the syrian city of raka is quote of bombing every one of us what locals have told r.t. is replica video agency despite the coalition's insistence that it takes every civilian casualties seriously by grim situation on the ground suggests otherwise than any other of what i knew that if this one what they are judgment of much of the end almost a bit muddled as you are assured of a rational a measure to measure the dash well if that is nesmith clear and has met but you're the one you're the one that actually you anybody can debate it and have a taste of what else has been and the dome that has you had not told her and then she would have moved on and had little to. put in the player when in hasn't won in as well i want her to be a warrior. and has used a lot balloon. digits jim she. must dig.
a. little kid. the u.s. led coalition doesn't deny using phosphorus which we just heard mentioned in its operations it's an extremely toxic step substance and is banned from being used as a weapon the coalition's says it only uses phosphorus in permissive ways during battle for example or to create a smoke screen however human rights watch has voiced concerns saying the substance poses a high risk to civilian. leading force fighting islamic state on the ground is the kurds who are being armed by the americans however washington support book the kurdish fighters they were take this long term ally turkey more pain reports on how the u.s. has tried to get around this problem. turkey was furious when it found out that the united states their longtime ally and nato partners was going into rock without
them. we do not need terrorist organizations like the p y d n y p g and the rock operation let us work together to wipe out. america the coalition and turkey can join hands and turn rocket 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 in a new letter which presumably was going but. knowing very well but it probably would not be believed and very well would not be carried out but he made it trying to locate the the u.s. is supplying the weapons for the the u.s. as a whole and. goals which seems to be to break a part of syria too low the u.s. to dominate a separate part of syria basically they want to go to syria. and in violation of
syria and 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 send in more weapons just so long as they promise to give them back caleb mop and r.t. new york. russia's defense ministry has released a video showing missiles being launched from washington a submarine in the mediterranean targeting islamic state positions in syria. you're. russian intelligence is tracking eisel fighters have been trying to escape their stronghold in iraq through the so-called southern corridor that's pretty much their only way out as the city has been surrounded by u.s. led coalition forces for quite some time now for we understand the fighters have been trying to go. to palmira. profits and that's where they've been targeted in
the latest series of air strikes from russia now as i still continue to lose ground a rocket this is certainly not the first time we've heard terrorists managed to escape the city in fact there have been reports last month of the kurds one of the main forces fighting isis opening up a chord or allowing the terrorists to leave the city of raka the kurds have the night this by the ministry of defense and russia have confirmed seeing the movement of large eisel convoy moving from towards palmira and these latest images released it shows six cruise missiles being launched from two warships and a submarine currently located in the mediterranean and the strikes managed to destroy and i saw a command center and several i saw weapons stockpiles in the province as well turkish and israeli forces that are also operating in the area they have been informed about the strikes and afghans but nothing is said about communicating with the coalition forces as on monday russia has halted the agreement of military cooperation in syrian airspace for the u.s.
after they downed a syrian government fighter jet near iraq on sunday. germany's parliament has approved a law allowing the country's secret services to monitor messaging platforms like what's up critics say the plan infringes civil liberties piece all of our reports from berlin. germany poland has adopted this law that would allow messages or any other messaging service that using christian to be bulldozed messages that the said to be read by the youth or. what they do is they intercept it before it's 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. 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 on loan industry. we are calling on social media companies to do whatever is necessary to prevent further terrorist material on the internet and practice this means developing clear tools to detect and through 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. i'm from prime minister to reason may say. this to this information if they were to try 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 off 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 for our well many what we're seeing here in germany is the green party and. 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 the fall too much power to those that hold the keys to allow them the potential for abuse is. most stories still to come off at this.
well welcome back now almost thirty million people around the world are suffering from drug addiction that's according to an annual u.n. report opioids named as the most harmful drug type in the documents says that a marked increase in the global opium production is primarily due to rising poppy fields in afghanistan 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. an addict picks up a rock and assaults a body guard escorting medics locals say it's getting worse and worse.
this footage was filmed for us by a former drug addict who 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 once treated a four year old addict it's 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 there countermeasures 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 view pm industry of afghanistan 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 could. in the south with their drug smugglers so it is a business of men the hynds 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 riskier 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. afghans are leaving schools in the worst for fifteen to twenty days to work in the fields and find employment one in ten 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 it under obama drug control programs in afghanistan were cut by ninety percent it's politics the ministers the politicians authorities want poppy
cultivation to continue if the americans wanted to they could stop it in a day but they don't. the unofficial reason is that if coalition forces started eradicating 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 but one thing is clear for now america intends to do nothing about it more i guys do you have see from kabul afghanistan. millions of new migrants could set first on european soil next year unless steps are taken immediately as a warning from a top official the head of an e.q. summit is being held in brussels for us it's important to work
a lot in africa because of us that is for africa because we don't the solution in africa we live more and more maybe that's millions of years because in the next year coming from. the region for this we need more investment these or libya is the country from which most african migrants settle for europe and the city of sampat is one of the key human trafficking hubs according to reports people there are being bought and sold on local slave markets well video agency ruptly managed to get a firsthand accounts of what life is really like in the migrant had. that. is the problem people go to keep an eye out and lived in new york medium or new i do you really people live. here how morning the heart would be more probably. how to go to a party but as you can see on this map sub par is where all the main migrant
trafficking routes converge into one and those hoping to make it to europe then pay drivers to get them to the capital of libya tripoli from there migrants are transported by sea packs by the hundreds on board inflatable boats and other vessels mostly unfit for that perilous journey across the mediterranean or some people get roped kidnapped and sometimes even get murdered in the process meanwhile in europe there are voices questioning whether those arriving in europe and months are actually fleeing war and famine or just seeking better job opportunities and in fact some of the ngos rescuing migrants in the mediterranean are being accused of encouraging human traffickers well earlier my colleague daniel hawkins our joel millman the senior press office there the international organization for migration about the reasons fueling migration i'm still roll that 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 asylum seekers in particular saying that many of these people coming economic migrants rather than people who are victims of war does not are going to hold any water. well it's certainly true and we're not we're not going to be we were at a critical about this two years ago the vast majority of migrants on this particular road to tripoli were or were distressed migrants where they were people fleeing war the largest two countries two years ago were syria and eritrea the syrian the syrian tribe it moved almost entirely of turkey and into greece so the numbers are extremely small i mean forty thousand two years ago in this year are just over a thousand so we know those migrants are coming much through this route anymore eritrea has also fallen off tremendously so it's somalia and sudan there is a train of thought saying that the volunteers that are doing this that are rescuing these people are moving them on words that they're actually supporting trafficking by encouraging people to make this journey to to play into that as of traffic has
all these people the n.g.o.s 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 promised thirty years and i've heard that argument apply d.c.l. you lawyers and church people i think the business 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 i mean there is no question that you can you could just as easily ask is the housewife part of that chain or is the employer part of that saying the answer is yes of course they are so they're no more part of a vicious cycle in that than the rest of us who profit from this later. and next analyse is policy came with larry king about. twenty to the twenty seven. candidates and so prime ministers of all of the
european partners like the liberal majority the pulse of coalition governments the prime minister and was held in holland just a few months ago. the prime minister was and was some be a twenty two percent of the vote. and he's still trying to put the oldish government together. so the hypocritical the europeans to say may doesn't have enough to the majority in most. of the. saudi arabia promotes a new crown prince how could it affect the united states will take a look on this edition. to the politicking i mean homes in for larry king this week saudi arabia's king
solomon appointed his son mohamed bin solomon as crown prince replacing his nephew who who had been first in line to the throne what does this mean for the middle east and also for us saudi relations let's get an assessment from joel rubin he served as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in the obama administration and is president of washington strategy group and global government affairs advisory firm joy joel joins me from our nation's capitol welcome to all thank you great to be with you amy. so let me ask you about this apparently they can leapfrog over the crown prince and put his son in place in the next in the line of succession is this something that we should consider just sort of a blip internal saudi politics or is this an earthquake that could lead to real tension and conflict in saudi arabia well it is a significant shift and its timing is fascinating because saudi arabia right now is
engaged in a variety of conflicts in multiple fronts right now again as we know they're engaged in a war in yemen they have been for two years now and it's become less. sure and led by his wife led by the crown prince exactly and so where is he taking the country right now with yemen we don't know and so for him to now a seed to the crown prince role and essentially sidelining family members who had been in charge of the interior ministry and have a significant role as well this is a watershed moment and he has near unanimous support as well amongst the saudi royal families but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be successful to move forward there are a lot of issues on his plate so to what does this mean for saudi u.s. relations i understand that mohamed bin solomon he's goes by m.b.'s that he was the youngest defense minister.