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tight security surrounds the second day of egypt's constitution referendum after the first round was marred by deadly violence and claims that the vote no campaign's been silenced also. europa come a burning building with no exits reform or decline britain's treasury chief warns the european union that the u.k. will quit if nothing's done to fix the box flagging compatible this. being the web the u.s. communication giant empowered to govern internet traffic get the go ahead to let someone line services jump the queue at the expense of others. which is international coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshing
welcome to the program i was second and final day of voting is underway in egypt on whether to accept another new constitution critics say yes result will serve to secure the military's grip on future governments the ousted muslim brotherhood refuses to take part calling it a sham referendum that puts the army before the people violence during day one of the ballot killed eleven people and is in cairo. well addictions are once again in the polling stations for a second day on this referendum on the constitution people behind it so are this interim government and also the military and then the people who stand to gain the most if this is a yes votes and if there's a high turnouts in particular the military is this key articles within this constitution which would cement military power over the civilian states' military trials for civilians will be allowed the minute she budget will be kept secrets and crucially the appointment of the defense minister will have to be approved by egypt's a supreme council of the armed forces which basically means the minutes to be able
to veto the decisions by the presidents now this is worry quite as if you rights groups and also activists you've said that this was centrally cause and military state within a state but really the biggest opponents of the constitution are them is the brotherhood and supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi who say the whole process is it just it's i that has made it very tentative no vote campaign which hasn't really been allowed to express itself over the course of the last week this is something that people are saying is causing you know causing a real problem here in the referendum as it's really only a yes votes allowed in egypt's high turnout and a yes vote would be a stamp of approval from the states on that military altered political rights map which they put in place into light and we'll see parliamentary and presidential elections of course this could also pave the way for egypt's the factory leader and forces chief general sisi to run for president he's already expressed interest in doing that we have a similar situation under the former president mohamed morsi when he pressed through his constitutional two thousand and twelve constitution which basically any
all his decrees from judicial peel gave themselves you can get thirty and keep it actually immunize the body that was drafting his constitution from being dissolved by any judicial body of a missing brotherhood and his supporters do not recognize the current constitution as they still believe the two thousand and twelve constitution should be in place. i so they are boycott. to get their moments and we spoke to a spokesperson of the missing brotherhood and so i asked them what their position is this the solution make egypt a military state these concession make it the bullycide state otherwise you can consider that. in a state that egypt has an army you can say that gives an army has the state this is that the end of the of the sky and of course that you should however there is a sentiment here in the streets in egypt people one of the country to move forward after six very difficult and bloody months ahead of the program the residents rising up to stop their towns from turfing out their poorest citizens.
we report from the words in spain where round for the road has escalated into riots about displacing low income families. now the man in charge of britain's finances has given the e.u. a dressing down telling the brussels behemoths that it's declining and needs an urgent overhaul george osborne was addressing a saying tank in europe when he also warned that the u.k. will pull out of the e.u. fails to reform itself laura smith has the details. said europe's like a burning building was no exit basically he sees the political block as falling behind india and china overspending on welfare becoming less and less competitive essential in the economic and political bloc in declawing domestically of course here in the u.k. the e.u. is losing popularity people say it's very expensive increasingly power hungry and
also the originator of an awful lot of red tape but also one central message today was that the u.k. is not pushing for reform for its own sake oh no it's pushing for reform for everybody else the stakes for europe's sake as a whole so he was talking about the tabling of legal challenges a year paying course of justice he said it's not time to european but in fact it's a way of preserving values that traditionally seem to be european such as known discrimination he talked about the calling for rejection of the financial services reform which of course includes a cap on bankers' bonuses which is quite controversial here in the u.k. because london competes with new york and hong kong it's not competing inside europe and anything that damages the city of london also damages london also damages europe as a whole haiti is george osborne summing up for his central message was some on the continent like to assume this is just the u.k. pursuing its own self interest of the expense of the collective good. but it's the
opposite if we cannot protect the collective interests of norm you're is a member states then they will have to choose between joining the euro which the u.k. will not do or leaving the european union and these rifts and these calls for reform between london and brussels keep on opening up the latest is over introduced in more human rights since the u.k. in fact brussels has talked about imposing the charter of human rights on all its member countries which would possibly mean legal challenges to businesses and to government the u.k. already opted out of that in ninety ninety eight so the government is sort of like going back into the past and doing something again and that's the latest in a in a long line of proposals that brussels tries to ramp up the political union inside the political integration but george osborne's message on the message of the conservative party here in the u.k. as a whole is reform or die now he wants worldwide calls to have tens of thousands of
syria's most desperate refugees are falling on deaf ears in britain despite the u.k.'s massive efforts to aid arrivals fining the syrian regime it's proving not so quick to help resettle those displaced by deadly violent that are still you know reports. increasingly extreme humanitarian suffering there is a humanitarian crisis britain is leading the way with humanitarian support but some might wonder whether it actually is the u.k. has committed five hundred million pounds of aid that's to assist syria's neighbors like jordan turkey and iraq cope with the sheer number of refugees but that as far as it's willing to go the u.k. has been criticized for saying no to the un refugee agency appealed to syrians fleeing the conflict despite calls to open its doors for now while answer is still the latest count more than two million syrian refugees are at the borders of
neighboring countries this is. not just. on the war. concerned shared by seventeen other nations who've said yes it's hard to understand why they're taking this position given that this is something that we have done the past problems the conflict in the balkans we took in thousands of course of ns and. i fear that there may be may be domestic immigration considerations that is influencing this come slap in the middle of a political climate at a national mood that's increasingly wary of anyone coming through the door we already have accepted a number of we have except i think about one thousand five hundred asylum seekers that is a fact we've already given shaky said it is a fact we have accepted hundreds and hundreds of individual asylum seekers from syria but factually speaking the un's most recent request is that countries all for
resettlement places for people who were still stuck in the region which does not include the fifteen hundred nick clegg says of apply for asylum in britain what the un has asked for is over and above the commitment in international law david cameron has called syria's friend. the refugee refugee crisis of our time in recognition of. the u.k. would respond does or so the r.t.e. london. now russia's foreign ministry says the syrian opposition's reluctance to take part in peace talks is a made obstacle in the way of ending the bloodshed in other developments in syria damascus claims that western intelligence agencies have been to the city to discuss the radical groups fighting president asad let's get now the thoughts of intelligence analysts clamor trainer harvey thank you so much mr harvey for joining us here in r.t. to discuss the situation is in the country so why do you think first off western help in services are moving towards cooperation with syria's government right now
and which countries do you think could be involved well it's hardly surprising at the moment. suggests that germany france spain and of course the united kingdom are engaged in conversations in damascus with the heater out. the maid syrian intelligence agency plus a mohawk about iraq the military intelligence agency and the reason for their conversations and so the concern that the west has and indeed russia is the number of rather. the hardest who are either joining all qaida sponsored operations but the mad thing is all several. missions fighting assad at the moment and that it's vitally important that for example the
nato eighteen hundred foreign fighters without prior to the united kingdom have something like three hundred people that and there is pressure to although the intelligence agencies always deny it to time there is precedent if you remember. just before the fall of moammar gadhafi in libya so mark allen who was the head of the british intelligence counterterrorism side was having very presence conversations with most who went on to become the. minister of foreign the of the it was denied at the time but of course when gadhafi fell and the documents were revealed the british were totally complicit indeed you know we've had another m i six intelligence a officer i was a crook who in fact came out into the open open he was dealing with the
palestinians well you know what's known as a forgive me for interrupting you're this point well what's interesting in this particular situation is that western intelligence on the one hand is thought to be worried over the number of extremists in syria yes it's those countries such as europe and the ones that you mentioned in the u.s. among others were openly sponsoring the rebels at the same time so i mean don't the governments share the same concerns. well the thing is that what has happened in syria gauging everyone from turkey in the north west right the way down to through a rock iran that is involved and of course lebanon is and we have the united states and saudi arabia piling money and weapons in in the same way the iranians are piling in and probably on the site and i mentioned the russians because we have at
the end of the month. opening and there is great concern that's why the the ah the foreign intelligence agency of the russians is the liaison with the rest of the intelligence agencies because so fearful that church a radical jihad is some of whom are fighting in syria will flow over the border into sorties so. we shouldn't i mean it is lama's practice over for the intelligence services of different countries to cooperate on certain issues but you know speaking of the situation this particular situation and the context of syria i mean might the moves by the intelligence agencies signify a shift in attitudes toward syria's government among politicians in europe and the u.s. what do you think. well there's always ambiguity of that they're all an intelligence service dogs is providing information for its political
monsters and you have on one hand your political monster speaking out of the side of the mouth saying one thing and possibly being given information from the other side those that don't show how do you know that a politician or a lawyer or intelligence officer is lying it's because as lips are moving it is a strange thing but we would all be better to be informed about what is happening even if sometimes it runs counter to the claims of the political moscow's intelligence analysts grandma turner harvey thank you so much for your views here on r.t. . and a wave of bombings in iraq have killed at least sixty two people in baghdad and the northern city of baquba the worst attacks eighteen people die when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral procession he once has over five hundred people have been killed this
month alone while last year proved to be iraq's deadliest year since two thousand and eight there is a continuing standoff between iraqi army and al qaida linked militants have been in control of the city of fallujah for more than a week now in today's breaking the sound of r t out in martin looks at it is to blame for how the situation is unfolding. last week al qaeda militants took control of the iraqi cities of ramadi and fallujah after days of nonstop violence according to independent iraqi news agency house while the rock three hundred seventy people have died in just the last ten days all about numbers hard to verify considering how bodies are not being taken to the morgue and instead excluded from official death counts that you may remember fallujah as one of the primary deadly battleground during the height of the u.s. occupation so what is the fall of the city signify for not only the progress of iraq but the region as a whole joining me now to discuss is eugene career major for the answer coalition
thank you so much for coming on metal thank you so much for having me so you jeanne what the main factors that contribute to the near failed state of iraq today well i think the key factor that we have to mention is that the occupation of iraq by the united states fundamentally destabilize the country the united states just completely disassembled the iraqi state as it existed and not only didn't really put anything in place but actually set up a structure which made it sort of bit official for forces to become more at the serial to divide along sectarian and other sorts of lines of what we're seeing now is the real fruits of all of these time bombs land mines that were set by the u.s. occupation. of the but. all we come back here and here national how job hunting in france is more about the than brains competition for workers for years and some applicants say they've been cast out because literally their faces don't see or hear their story after the
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well back to watching r t international i want to the internet's founding principles was that there was equal access to all online but it seems that that's not good enough for a us federal court scrapping net neutrality it's granted internet providers the power to rule web traffic and decide for themselves who gets to jump the queue i mean it's the biggest companies can get their hands on the bulk of web servers and could mean that new online services or those not willing to pay to broadband network providers like arisan or comcast could find at speeds how bad or could even
be blocked the ruling was pushed by arisan which is one of america's largest mobile phone operators and telecoms providers activist accuse it of turning the fiber and web into a money spinning cable t.v. operation civil advocacy campaigner todd boyle says consumers and start of services are the biggest losers. i think the biggest implication potentially is for content providers and for innovation we know that the innovations flourished online because the small players have equal access to consumers as of this rolling a big company like rising can strike a deal with a video service make a partner deal with them so that their content would always be delivered more quickly and makes it difficult for the next startup to get started if that decision is left unchallenged then there's nothing really stopping from that service provider from blocking access to specific content and if you block access to the most important online social organizing tools it may have hacked what they're able
even to say and how they can connect and communicate so obviously there are startling free speech concerns here. just when you thought america's spying capabilities couldn't get any wind it seems that you don't need to be online for the n.s.a. to sift through private data to tell you why on r.t. dot com. once made the android a may go able to find and fetch objects as well as learn new skills without people present it's hope this robotic friend could prove a huge filesystem to people with disabilities. residents of a town in northern spain have been venting their anger over government plans for a road which local say will force the poorest out of their homes. protesters have been rallying over a project to revamp a boulevard in the borg os at
a cost to taxpayers of up to thirteen million euros and there were dozens of arrests as furious residents clashed with police and disrupted construction work one political analyst told us that what we are seeing in bourg us is indicative of a nationwide fury of being left behind by government. the demonstrators say that they will continue. protesting against this project because they they still don't believe that he's going to be withdrawn the reason why people are so angry specifically because it doesn't fit with the current situation of austerity of cutbacks seen in services this is an area which has suffered from those cuts boxing public services recently so people they say they prefer to have schools and hospitals rather than parking lots this is the very conservative c.d.c. is this is the other small city in space never happens something like that in a city like google so this is probably. one of the symptoms of of how
problematic is speed the situation on the whole the whole of space. russian security forces have shot dead two militants in the southern republican dagestan counterterrorism officials say that special response officers moved in on a house where militants were holed up the gunman opened fire with automatic weapons and hurled grenades refusing to surrender three officers were killed and five others wounded in the shoot out explosives equivalent to fifty kilograms of t.n.t. were found inside the house one of the killed militants is believed to have been behind. a car blast in russia's south which killed three people last month. in other news this hour masses of protesters in thailand are refusing to back down continuing to disrupt bangkok to force the government to quit gunshots were fired at a crowd overnight injuring at least two people prime minister shinawatra reiterated
she will plough on with napal actions in an effort to calm the situation but demonstrators say that's not enough and demand the ousting of the country's leaders . israel's defense minister has apologized for his remarks on the u.s. secretary of state's middle east peace efforts moshe ya'alon was quoted by a newspaper saying that john kerry's attempts at israeli palestinian peace were missy anik and obsessive the white house cold to comments inappropriate kerry has been on a diplomatic push recently to outline a deal between the sides but progress has so far stalled. further eruptions from indonesia's mount simberg have plunged swathes of the country into darkness and left at least sixteen people dead the volcano has been spewing lava since september forcing twenty six thousand people to flee to safety farmlands and homes have been blanketed by six layers of grey ash and manny families have fallen ill so the burgh have been quiet for around four centuries
until becoming active again and twenty. getting a job can be tough if you've got the skills experience and the ambition but does your face fit applicants in france say they're being discriminated against or their looks here's or. human beauties glorified by poirot's syngas and artists like it or not we are drawn to beautiful people but we can't all be old paintings france is known as the world's fashion and beauty trendsetter but the gleaming smiles and slim waist line said gray's billboards and shop windows are also setting that trend with sam deeply undesirable consequences and sophists planned eight years at university she has two diplomas is a to collate and thoughtful but can't find a job she says because of her size. your the people think because i'm carrying some
extra weight i don't have the brink's or intelligence to take up a post they were like issue really capital of doing her job and they didn't even hide it and modal appearance is like having an extra diploma we just completely wrong depressing and pure discrimination sense of it describes more than society as being like a carnival mirror if you don't conform to standards it sends you and others a negative image of yourself sid you are a whiz is it hard of course to the society is far from a gift with this problems and becomes even more painful it leads to extra stress and depression it's just not fair. what answer fisa as she has been facing for years appears to be backed up by statistics. yes. we have a blonde here she got much more responses compared to an overweight person. sociologist john francois carried out an experiment in which he sent the same c.v.
with different photos after a change in the color of this keen hair weight age and sex the results were surprising bridge to defend. there is more difference between a pretty blonde and an overweight or aging woman between someone of french origin and someone with african roots which means that discrimination by beauty and age is even more pronounced than race or origin based discrimination but no one pays any real attention to it. france and belgium and the only european countries where these type of discrimination is against a more physical appearance is i'm a nineteen criteria that employers are not allowed to base their decision on sink into this is a very dangerous tendency people are pushed away from the market not because of a lack of qualifications but because of their hate weight or color of their eyes the person responsible for this cremations based on physical appearance could face
up to three years in prison or pay a forty five thousand here a fine but people don't even consider it discrimination it's considered normal and it's worldwide wasn't. a number of associations in france as well as world wide aim to protect the rights of there is not considered to be conventionally attractive but there are plenty who have already suffered thanks to the unofficial and unspoken beauty contest of the job market reflection r.t. from france. well after the break crosstalk looks at the legacy of the late as really prime minister ariel sharon but if you're watching from the u.k. assurance kanzi is going on the ground. previously peacekeepers for a profile of concerned with monitoring peace deals in that post conflict environment nowadays there are increasingly asked to operate in the highest risk of
violence while believe bibles are still illegal to stay. motionless with these people has caused over almost twenty years for me when people killed millions of displaced and refugees tens of thousands of women raped dozens of thousands of children and recruited those soldiers who were slaves no. so.
low the playing. field and big spirit travels with the flame from its birthplace in greece. joining james brown for an elemental and epic journey around russia and beyond. where our own. late. when you are followed around when you are being investigated because of the whim of someone this is the beginning of the end of your freedom. of sept american citizens. text messages.