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it's eight pm right now here in moscow tonight a scandal in scandinavia now sweden is revealed to be in on the spying game helping the n.s.a. snooping on the russian leadership also. on the christian community. religious officials plead for action to protect syria's christians were a group of nuns are still being held by rebel forces plus. there's no doubt where the united states stands on america weighs their new craze ongoing crisis supporting the pro e.u. opposition is protesters give the president and alternates a. i'm ready to pick up any keep forty seven and start shooting party looks at ukraine's hardline nationalist groups and the claims they're hijacking the
country's pro e.u. demonstration. in this is r.t. coming to live from headquarters here in moscow our top story then sweden has been helping america's n.s.a. to spy on russian leaders and provided washington with a list of high profile targets swedish t.v. site documents leaked by whistleblower edward snowden the program which revealed the claims is called mission investigate its chief editor told us what they found we have revealed. a very close relationship between the swedish defense radio authority. and american counterpart n.s.a. and. according to the documents. f.r.a.
have spied spying on the russian leadership and they are passing this information on to n.s.a. we got access to these documents thanks to edward snowden so for we have don't have any details more than the documents are mentioning. that they're talking about unique intelligence they're talking about classic intelligence and they're also mentioning cables the spokesman of f.r.a. didn't give any comments but. when axed asked about being. seen as a leading partner that's the way they spell it in these documents for a is a leading partner to n.s.a. then he says ok that's flattering he say's so that's the only comment we have received so far well the swedish foreign ministry has since commented on the
allegations saying they won't affect the country's relationship with russia a correspondent in europe peter all of also looked into what else has been emerging we tried to contact both. president putin's spokes person both of them saying they don't comment on these type of matters now a separate document that was released was there was to address two n.s.a. personnel that were working with the swedes and i told them that they should thank sweden for the continued work on the russian target now all of this coming out showing this that sweden is just another part of the system of this this widespread global n.s.a. spying program that seems to be to looking into many other countries and has many of the countries working as partners with it and this information of course comes out on the same day as it's been revealed that the n.s.a. tracks the mobile phone records of five billion people per day those mobile phone
records of course would allow you to know where somebody was moving around the world so it seems that months after we first heard from the leaks of edward snowden revelations continue to come out this time showing that sweden was helping the n.s.a. to spy on russia so why sweden well eighty percent of russia's international internet traffic goes through that country and of course russia is not alone in being subject to the allegations of high profile snooping by the n.s.a. germany to speak of magazine real early this year that the agency targeted chancellor angela merkel to also reportedly on washington's radar brazil's president dilma rousseff as well as the russian prime minister and former leader dmitri medvedev he apparently was spied on at the g twenty summit in london back in two thousand and nine when some help from britain's g c h q. well arctic spoke to an investigative journalist and forensic expert who told us that with its almost unlimited access to russia's online activities sweden's always been a tasty morsel for the n.s.a.
. sweden norway has had a lot of a covert intelligence relationship with them where still in the years of the cold war. they've been tempted secretly in to the club with a big spies in which they are for the goodies to give to their prime minister in return for betraying we receive and security of all of their neighbors and money foreign citizens sweden was the largest collaborative in europe with the internet tapping program run by the prize group of being we speaking countries. and so it does so because it gets. back to access because it was to the baltic and it's no surprise that you see it you and n.s.a. would want that as well as everything else so that they can take from street. because we're closely follow this developing story for you with more expert analysis on air and online and t. dot com. calls are mounting for broad international effort to secure the release of
twelve nuns reportedly held by radical islamist rebels in syria the woman was seized from him on a street during an opposition assault on a predominantly christian town and as paul asli a reports next it's the latest in a series of attacks on religious targets in the country. twelve nines and three of the helpers who belong to the orthodox monastery of moola are believed to have been moved to brood now according to syrian opposition activists the women will move for their own safety but earlier religious officials said that the women were abducted by members of the al nusra front which is affiliated to al qaida the syrian observatory for human rights says that the women were taken after several days of intensive fighting during which the almost refined find to eventually manage to capture the old quarter of moola and various reports point to the fact that these
are mr front fighters entered the orthodox monastery in the same term of mosul know where these women were while there's a lot of concern particularly amongst christians living in syria as the attacks against their communities seemingly escalate we have heard from the pope who has recited a prayer for the safety of these women and earlier we at r.t. spoke with the international christian concern who said that they were extremely worried and extremely troubled by this incident in particular they have called on rebel forces to ensure the safety of these women and also make sure that all lines of communication with them remain open there are several muslim clerics who have also condemned the abduction in the strongest terms we denounce their deeds and confirm that terrorism is a savage monster which wants to devour all religious and humanitarian values they came to cuba and kidnapped a few muslim in moms and christian priests in our job of ships in the like they
kidnapped priests and priestesses of events in one dangerous conspiracy. of the church in syria which they want to grab to the stone age yes or to run for into the country many questions have left they're now living as refugees elsewhere and. mascots because they're so fearful of the situation the last time that i was in so yeah i have visited the city of homes where both the city and army as well as people who are returning to the question quarter so to me around and around churches and spoke about the fear that they to have as attacks on the christian community inside syria escalates. well here is video allegedly showing another rebel attack on a christian side in syria this is mentioned off a dog smaller street near damascus the opposition justified the assault with claims that government troops were using it as a firing position so the rebels unleashed a barrel g. on the site and several people reportedly wounded in the attack earlier i spoke
with a man become a priest from syria who says christians are being used as cannon fodder in the conflict. thousands and thousands hundreds of thousands of christians where this place from their homes and a lot of christians were killed we still have two bishops missing from from aleppo we don't know anything about them and now another attack on the on the christian community in syria and the world is watching it because the christians in syria big specifically targeted just getting caught up in a wider conflict what's the picture i think they are being used by both sides. as a political card because the regime wants also to feel to to show that they are protecting the minorities especially the christians and they are begging for for the international community to interfere to release the nuns where
the the rebels they are turning the blind eyes to the al qaida and the islamists to target specifically christians there is a systematic attack on the christian community in syria and hundreds of thousands of christians were displaced. the senior american diplomats waded into ukraine to rest today encouraging the opposition and their own going pro e.u. mass protest. this is ukraine's moment to meet the aspirations of its people or to disappoint them and risk descending into chaos and violence there should be no doubt where the united states stands on all of this we stand with the people of ukraine who see their future in europe and want to bring their country back to economic health and unity all those assistant secretary of state in torino there
speaking at a preplanned regional security summit in kiev meanwhile the opposition in ukraine's now delivered an ultimatum to the president threatening to set up around the plot blockade of government institutions unless an early election is held there's going to glasgow reports next to make sure the protesters shifting. oh lorie to green glory to their heroes is deficient slogan of the hardly a nationalist movement known as the ukrainian insurgent army and a chant heard among the crowds in key of these days here is just a couple of these protesters cheerleaders mr bork founder of the nationalist pub or the party and the man inspired by the actions of the u.i. is wartime militias they took up machine guns and fought the russians the germans and the jews those who quote wanted to take away our ukrainian land and this is. another far right activist for the radical nationalist but movement so we needs war
that's the main thing an organization like cars can't exist without war. is one of those suspected of arranging the bulldozer action key of over the weekend the men will present the ultra nationalist sentiment that is popular in western ukraine which has traditionally gravitated towards europe the rather than more space men who will fight for the european union until the end and even if they bring your tanks we will win which must go i'm ready to pick up any keep forty seven and start shooting up to a third. when people go to kiev every day and the motto is together to the end all resistance forces consist of going to stand war veterans and former security service officials recent polls show the country's as sharply divided on the issue with more than seventy percent of those living in western ukraine favoring the deal with the european union but that drops to less than thirty percent in the east in kiev what began as a campaign over trade ties with europe is now descending into cry for ukraine
nationalism good enough when these people are being passed off as innocent kids who suffered during the peaceful protests i'm sorry i've seen others there who clearly were nonmilitary and then there were others in their pockets why would anyone do that when going to a peaceful protest. yet it seems to be escaping some of europe and america's political heavyweights that there is a rowdy right wing driving force taking root you know go scope r t t. well these efforts may be wooing ukraine right now but in a few minutes we hear about the struggle in keeping its current citizens out of poverty. now the cradle of yemen's military has been devastated by one of the bloodiest terrorist raids the country see. just as well.
you know councils here in the u.k. are calling for tougher laws to police aggressive beggars finally no longer will the banker beggars be shaking us down for yet more hand outs and bailouts every time we pass the city no longer listening to them plead for more money printing and free credit facilities we're sick and tired of all the banker beggars harassing us every time we pass one of their toll booth. like this famous one hey i'm jimmy don't oh look at your banking system going to. trast on the ground before me through dollars given burke julian oh mother julia more trillions do they give me give me. the book. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on our team reporting from the world talks about the v.o.i.p.
interviews intriguing story for you if you. see arabic to find out more visit arabic. dot com. logo and exactly no more sco as the e.u. keeps the welcome mat down for potential new members it could be setting itself up for trouble ahead one of the impending threats is widespread poverty within existing member states with over indeed twenty percent of the blocs population curry living on the brink some fear the bloc won't be able to handle this burden and here's why bulgaria is one of the e.u.'s most impoverished countries nearly half of its population is close to the breadline so you can see the remainder is not far behind where four of the ten find it hard to make ends meet in bailed out greece slightly over thirty percent of the population struggled to meet financial demands and among the major economies italy and spain here they have roughly the
same proportion of people under pressure from harsh austerity measures more than a quarter now it's the nigger piskun office it's a food bank in rome where essential provisions are handed out to the city's poorest . marco used to work as a pizza your many talents used to call it the golden skill which would always get you work in rome but it didn't hold true for marco one day he was sacked and has not been fired since he's been living on the street for about four years now and says at forty six he sees little chance of fixing his life he asked us not to reveal his identity. where you live on the street survival is what takes up most of your time simply gets in a shower is a challenge it takes so much time to take care of yourself like a normal person you reach the end of the day and you're exhausted and depressed. economy going through its longest recession since the second world war over twelve
percent of adults are unemployed while four out of ten young people don't have a job there are no official figures on the homeless we have any type of food that we can get for free from somewhere more italians are beginning to turn to charity and humanitarian aid for help two years ago we had about fifty five percent were foreign minister and the forty five percent there we have about sixty five percent valiant thirty five percent for the second computer. everything on the shelves is free given in exchange for points allocated to low income families by the global charity network. most of the food is near its expiration date except for specially labeled eight it's really similar to an ordinary supermarket you've got bread pasta dairy products vegetables and sort of the one thing with really stands out are these packages with signs saying not for sale this is humanitarian aid from
the european union and altogether these products make up around a third of all the stuff here. caritas is now raising the alarm saying around one third of all italian children are at risk of poverty and are lacking basic essential such as protein rich foods heating and cloves is going off rob. well was more international red cross survey says europe's experiencing its worst humanitarian crisis for decades millions are unable to afford a roof over their head with a seventy five percent increase in people relying on food aid across the continent they're going as ations european director told us of the number of people having to turn to charity is beyond their worst expectations. what we have seen since we did our first survey in two thousand and nine and until two thousand and thirteen. are really taking root at community level at individual level and that household level to
a different degree because people today has used all their savings there's nothing left we are seeing a rapid decrease in what we call the middle class people the british red cross what they are doing right now and what they lost more than a month is that is the biggest food distribution campaign since the second world war it is serious in even for the ones of us working in this business on a daily basis we were shocked when we saw their cumulated data across europe. morocco's got high hopes for marijuana online we're talking about that it's looking at legalizing the cultivation of cannabis apparently but insists it's for medical reasons even though there are fears that farmers could be at the mercy of drug barons it's interesting story a lot of people in favor of it a lot of people against r.t. dot com you can make your mind up and artie's you tube channel watchers an army of argentinean villains and vandals make the most of a strike by police. yemen's defense ministry complex in the heart
of the capital's been shaken by a car bomb and more than two hours of intense gun fighting there's been reports of at least thirty deaths and dozens more injuries the managing editor of the yemen times scale has details of how these tragic events in sanaa unfolded. one of our reporters at the the hospital morgue he personally counted the bodies i mean dead bodies at the place the gunfire started following the explosion at the western gate of the ministry of defense and it was like that. the second car we are men we get many military uniforms they entered the compound and started shooting and started also chasing soldiers yemeni soldiers and it was. a total
chaotic situation i would say it was. country asli even more than two hours after the first explosion there is a hospital. the hospital or the and they usually he is going to use for for a high ranking military men yemeni and those people are men entered the place they started shooting at the. medical staff and by now we have a report about at least two foreign medical staff are among the dead at this point we can't say that the been they were just targeting high ranking people but the place reaching kind of the yen to the heart of yemen's security and the defense. ministry i think the they just target big big just wanted to
target anyone at the place maybe call the staff soldiers high ranking military men altogether changed from myanmar news source the colbert report blues the roots of yemen's violence are more complex than they first appear. this attack is quite unusual including not only the fact that it was not just a suicide bombing but as you say there were militants that stormed the defense ministry afterwards and engaged in a firefight with with members of the security forces and these gunmen were apparently according to reports dressed in military fatigues so this is quite an interesting and coordinated attack that's just it concludes and the former forces associated with silly in the former the former ruling party in yemen tends to blame these attacks on al qaeda militants because that helps to ensure u.s. military aid and and financial aid to the two yemeni government but i think we have to understand that this is part of a political transition that's taking place right now and there's a great degree of instability so if we have to understand that there is some
intense political rivalries that are happening right now. a survey of americans is found that as many as eighteen million people could be suffering from gluten related illnesses that's down to the genetically modified soil a cold they ate medical experts warn that it may become an epidemic for the next generation probably more and more in the u.s. than to choose a gluten free diet they want to point nine. in a city with thousands of restaurants yoko kind of maury has lunch at the same place nearly every day oh right yeah yeah every day everybody knows i mean because i love it i want to. hear at four foods the ingredients are natural g m o's are limited as much as possible and the menu caters to an exploding dietary necessity in the u.s. we probably in the past year if we see more people coming directly for us because we do have gluten free options listed among the top food trends by time magazine
the gluten free lifestyle has boomed into a billion dollar american industry foods books and even bootcamps cater to a g. free clientele doctors are now paying attention to a new phenomenon called sensitivity and what about this gluten free diet cards group is great no gluten high protein on natural bar the blue is a protein found in wheat and other grain products eighteen million americans reportedly suffer from gluten related disorders while medical experts have dubbed it the next big u.s. epidemic a new report finds genetically modified foods such as soy and corn may be an environmental trigger for the growing health crisis if you look at the nature of the primary toxins crowd in most you can predispose physiology. related to. immune system.
the multinational billion dollar company monsanto happens to be a leading producer of g.m. the seeds are to be reached out to the company a spokesperson said that monsanto is not aware of credible evidence that supports allegations of their products being harmful but the report released by the institute for responsible technology finds that the weed killer known as rally. end up used on g m o's also has a negative effect on gut bacteria says it is insidious because you don't have an immediate acute reaction but it evokes your health slowly over time are chosen outside which disease. kidney failure can actually these have all been shown to be very strongly correlated with the use around are for and so in the meantime monsanto has reportedly spent billions on lobbying to keep g.m.o. foods from being labeled in the u.s. sales in the gluten free food market have reached new heights due to
a dangerous health epidemic this comes as monsanto grossed more than thirteen billion dollars in revenue last year selling products many believed to be responsible for that epidemic in the first place. new york. news team what you saw it was twenty four seven a course online or two dot com the next news bulletin here just about thirty four minutes time with me kevin i would buffer the break. from the global financial headlines again the latest report. we often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people in thailand seem to be very fired up as well masses of protesters are forcing government ministries to shut down by storming them with human waves one such ministry is the thai equivalent of
the american f.b.i. which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on those who support ousted prime minister taksin shinawatra who is the brother of the current leader wow people are crying out for democracy with accusations of violence against protesters so where is barack obama john kerry the mainstream media i mean whatever some group of rebels protestors are i mean freedom fighters rise up for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like in libya serbia iraq some protest explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent like thailand and bulgaria where there have also been strong winds of buildings less than a month ago i might be a conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and selective concern for some humans rights and not for the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion.
speak the language. program some documentaries in arabic in school here are. reporting from the city ip interviews intriguing story. arabic to find out because it arabic. welcome to the kaiser report on i'm max kaiser you know councils here in the u.k. are calling for tougher laws to police aggressive beggars finally no longer will the banker beggars be shaking his down for yet more handouts and bailouts every time we pass the city no longer listening to them plead for more money
printing and free credit facilities we're sick tired of all the banker beggars harassing us every time we pass one of their toll booth cons like this famous one hey i'm jimmy done oh look i found it your banking system going to found trash on the ground before me give me the truth and dollars it'll give a perk give me a trillion i want another trillion more trillions do they give me give me. he's taken the kiddies piggy bank our paychecks your granny pension give it to jamie give it to jamie your real system your healthcare education system give it to jamie give it to jimmy you want it all gimme gimme gimme your postal system trooper system just give it to jamie take everything in fricken loser. yeah give me your money all of it that's all jamie has to say jamie jamie jamie states well max yes i thought of the fact that here in the u.k. the councils wrote to the government and asked them for greater policing powers to stop the influx of beggars they.