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not being in my place and therefore should be my resignation. what's interesting now is that the party in power here now the conservative party is also getting increasingly frustrated with the house of lords a hardline brags it is in particular because the lords keep rejecting he brags that legislation that the government here is trying to push through rather embarrassing to reason may's administration has suffered fifteen defeats in the house of lords over the past few weeks and whenever the lords reject legislation that politicians in the commons are trying to push through there is always talk of a constitutional crisis because they say elected politicians are trying to enact the will of the people whereas the on the elected laws are blocking those efforts
or holding them up at least and there is on the other side of the argument argue well it's the job of the house of lords to hold politicians to account and to scrutinise the laws that they are trying to pass. stories of your city may not expect there are enough opioids in the waters off seattle on the west coast of america that shoal fish there of tested positive apparently for the drugs so to say it reflects the hard number of people in the surrounding area who take the substances what we eat and what we excrete goes into the puget sound telling me that there's a lot of people taking arctic odone in and you know in the puget sound area it's coming likely from the wastewater treatment plants. well how do i know this will clean muscles it seems were put in is more than a dozen locations and three of the areas were later found to be contaminated waste water management can't field wrote these opioids seems the muscles are unable to metabolize the drugs as well but other sea life can another twist to this seems
they can become addicted gets worse this is the first time scientists have discovered the drugs and shellfish there they believe it highlights the extent of the nationwide opioid epidemic in the us there's been more than two hundred thousand prescription overdose deaths in the u.s. since one thousand nine hundred ninety nine a fight between one thousand nine hundred twenty sixteen overdose deaths have almost quadrupled six hundred fifty thousand opioid prescriptions are dispensed daily policy research and me thinks that overprescription is what's behind this epidemic. the real problem is not that you can detect oxy caught on and shellfish the the real problem is that over exposing the united states to this highly addictive drug has led to an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths in the united states doctors are prescribing opioids for very common problems where opioids should not be prescribed these are good medicines for treating pain at the end of life there are good medicines when used for
a couple of days after major surgery but the bulk of the prescribing the bulk of the consumption in the united states is for long term common problems where opioids are much more likely to harm patients than how patients if other countries increased prescribe in the way we did in the united states i'm afraid that they will follow in our footsteps. twenty one thirty most good time this saturday evening kevin always with you still much more to come including u.s. military soldiers being linked to told interrogations in secret prisons in yemen and congress is demanding an investigation just one of the stories ahead. with lawmakers manufacture consent to step into the public wealth. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. with the fine and
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get a lot from moscow this is art international with me kevin owen next claims that u.s. military personnel have been involved in torturing detainees in secret prisons in yemen has seen congress vote to demand the pentagon investigate the un report says suspects at the sites were exposed to beatings electrocution and sexual violence some it seems were imprisoned in a metal cell in direct sunlight others were denied medical treatment while they're reportedly eighteen secret torture prisons in yemen and neighboring countries the sites are mostly run by one of the main u.s. allies in the region the united arab emirates seems these prisoners were reported in an investigation by the associated press their sources at the pentagon acknowledged that the u.s. had been involved in interrogations but denied any participation or knowledge of abuse as such even so american personnel could still be liable for complicity in
torture if they questioned detainees who'd also been subjected to torture human rights advocates accuse the u.s. of inertia over all this. the u.s. hasn't learned the lesson that cup orating with forces that are targeting detainees and ruling families apart is not an effective way to fight extremist groups well the united arab emirates denies being involved in running secret prisons in yemen and refutes claims of being linked to political suspects her political analyst has got some thoughts on this she said there should indeed be an independent investigation because not to be an executioner and then be the investigator you cannot be the judge and investigate and then execute but this is what the u.s. is doing basically the u.n. should be doing the job of the u.n. the u.n. should be doing this and rest again widely and with the support of the so-called civilized western world which is obviously not source of allies as we have seen with the tortures and as we have seen also with the cover ups this is what the u.s. has been doing all over the world in every base that it has every time they can
someone allegedly someone who was linked to terrorism or at least someone who was against the u.s. imperial demands or requests inside of this country they are treated like animals even worse. billionaire philanthropist george soros is poor of millions of dollars into the campaigns of selected district attorney candidates in california at the same time leaked documents revealed he's also spending millions on a group in the u.k. next mopey looks at how far the billionaire spear of interest extends. now with all this talk of foreign meddling you would think that the activities of a hungry and billionaire pouring money into american politics might get more mainstream media play george soros is a long time liberal money man and right now he's trying to influence the election of district attorneys across the united states basically he's pouring money into the campaigns of prosecutors he thinks will enforce the law in line with his
liberal politics my name is noah phillips and i'm running for district attorney we've got some work and some healing to do to rebuild trust so we can keep sacramento safe forever. now getting supported by george soros isn't always a plus the man has plenty of detractors what does the out of state billionaire funding know with phillips campaign not telling us you know within an ethical dangerous wrongfully to. george soros has been sticking his nose into politics around the world for decades he started out funding anti communist dissidents during the late period of the cold war more recently he's been backing best for britain an anti brags that group in the u.k. we've got one mission and that is to try and stop breaks it george soros is foundations have along with a number of other major donors also made significant contributions to i would indeed through his foundations he's contributed four hundred thousand pounds he's
been working to try and repeal the abortion laws in ireland. the activities there have actually been deemed illegal with amnesty international being ordered by the authorities to return his donations that hasn't stopped him or even given him pause in trying to influence the politics of a foreign country that is just another example. and concern in the ocean. soros recently experienced a few setbacks in hungary central european university which he's very close to was unaccredited so what did he do to move it over the border into austria george soros has no problem crossing borders moving money and creating a ruckus in order to further his political agenda the man has actually gone as far as to speak of himself and divine i admit i have always hob with an exaggerated
view of myself and to put it bluntly i fancied myself as some kind of good or an economic reform. or even a scientist like einstein but all this talk of washington corruption and big lobbyists don't forget about the big man himself george soros is globally oriented and he has no problem going to other lands and telling people how to live their lives. r.t. new york american journalist much blumenfeld believes lobbying in the united states is in fact a top of corruption disguised as business you get kind of a a cook narrative that leaves out the real source of corruption in washington which is our allies buying influence and taking american policy over the brink in the middle east foreign governments are paying billions of dollars into think tanks. lobbying firms and even hollywood in order to curry favor in the u.s.
the term collusion can certainly be applied to this lobbying this is the story i think that everyone in washington is missing out on because it's considered business as usual and it's basically collusion only takes place. there's a grim new assessment of progress made by the united states and it's drawn a mission in afghanistan government told of the say efforts of stole the best and it was just a failing is don't quote. you'd think that after sixteen years the u.s. led mission in afghanistan would finally have something to show for its trouble well here's how the federal authority tasked with overseeing reconstruction sees it . between two thousand and one and two thousand and seventeen years government efforts to save the licencee cure in contested areas in afghanistan mostly failed the us government greatly overestimated its ability to build and reform government institutions in afghanistan
a pretty clear picture from cigar the top brass in washington though wants to assure you they have everything under control now looking at a twenty eighteen as president gandhi said he believes we have turned a corner and i agree. the momentum is now with the afghan security forces and the taliban cannot win in the face of the pressures that i outlined you think they're talking about two completely different wars but they've been at opposite poles before just last year cigar said the u.s. failed to properly mentor afghan forces let alone give them the momentum to beat the taliban with the enormous personal and financial sacrifices already made by afghans in their international partners the country my have relapsed to control by extremists and terrorists and again us generals are reading from an entirely different script. afghanistan special operations forces are becoming the best in the region and the afghan air force is unable in those ground elements there is
more work to be done and it will take time however this remains a very very worthy investment failing or not u.s. military leadership doesn't seem to be that bothered about how much this war is costing either flashback to twenty fourteen cigar reported that afghan reconstruction had exceeded the true cost of the marshall plan you know the u.s. is project to reconstruct all of western europe after world war two yeah it sounds like a budget busting hefty price tag for american generals though it's a necessary expense to get things just right for a victory we should be seeking to win this war counterinsurgencies take a while i think we have gone a long way to setting the conditions for what generally would usually is the defining factor in winning a counterinsurgency which is to set the conditions for government so that the conditions for the rule of law set the conditions for economic opportunity go back farther to two thousand and nine and things already weren't looking so good then
president obama had committed over thirty eight billion dollars to repair efforts in the region and that money was going to who exactly. our office also initiated preliminary inquiry. into twenty three allegations of fraud waste and abuse even then u.s. military leaders optimistically saw the situation as a great springboard for their military campaign i'm not prepared to say that we have turned the corner but i think we have made significant progress in setting conditions in two thousand and nine and will make a real progress in two thousand and ten it takes a lot to keep that optimism up all these years but one thing the us generals might have lost sight of is that if you plan to keep turning corners you'll end up right where you began donald quarter r.t. . a spot of culture for i say goodbye for this year a culture celebration between russia and japan is being marked with president putin
and the japanese prime minister attending a performance of the bolshoi theater that the two had. discussions on several issues going to their countries bilateral relations chins up because they've been taking part in the simply this growing economic forum up north which wrapped up earlier on saturday at the check it out he dot com or facebook twitter you tube so much more there that you may enjoy for most of the like it for another for me kevin i would go this saturday evening so just off a twenty five minutes past not at night thanks for watching us news update more great programs lined up for you and your part of the world after this break. and when else shows seem wrong. why don't we just don't. let me. get to see pal it just comes out. and in detroit equals betrayal.
when something find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. these we continue to discuss only about some monitors of the mastic. come back. and we don't we are nothing to. do the next generation and reason. to be proud to be european these is the reason our viewers can. see we're going underground as vladimir putin hosts talks with japanese prime
minister shinzo up in moscow coming up on the show the italian job or italian job so a c. representative and former italian foreign minister franco frattini on whether it's really is next to leave the european union as italy's new prime minister is set to help the unemployed and why has the high court granted a challenge to the government over regulation of the media we speak to the alleged con man who says he was interested by the murdoch sunday times to target everyone from the chancellor of the exchequer to the boss of u.k. spy agency m i six plus as the world faces its worst refugee crisis since world war two the chelsea flower show in london tries to undo some of the legacy of tony blair's war in iraq all the support coming up in today's going underground but first the pentagon may be the biggest employer in the world and perhaps took heart from donald trump's cancellation of june's historic singapore meeting that might have gone some way to mitigate the killing of twenty percent of korea's population by the usa and u.k. but it's closely followed by the chinese people's liberation army walmart
mcdonald's and britain's n.h.s. this week u.k. labor leader jeremy corbyn accuse minority government needed to raise it may have trashing europe's largest employer for privatized profiteering they now. short order office criticised n.h.s. england scapular contract saying and i quote it's hard to put patients at risk of serious harm corbet are there that thousands have been dropped from the national cervical cancer screening programme and two thirds of all general practice doctors are received in correct medical records from privatized contractors to raise them a said she was committed to the n.h.s. seventy years since it was created by a labor government we have to ensure that we remain true to the founding principles of the n.h.s. but is free at the point of delivery presumably she wasn't referring to u.k. judges for medicine corbin wasn't convinced in the party that opposed the n.h.s. in the first place. i was.
for far too much noise on both sides of the house twice in two weeks the speaker of the house of commons himself under attack in u.k. mainstream media had to intervene as labor leader called and tried to ask questions of the prime minister and this time it was before the prank phone call to boris johnson revealing the foreign secretaries interest in tying corben to vladimir putin the pm though tied corbin to another vladimir lenin they want to overthrow capitalism but would that mean it would mean fine is paying. only support it was. now we know when they say very highly stylised on this issue yesterday's m a says the party which extrapolating from the most recent election results would have a majority of m.p.'s in the british parliament wants to overthrow capitalism in effect she appeared to say the british people supports its overthrow or certainly
in italy party is not happy with new liberal capitalism have been on a roll this week just epic conte who is on the record as saying twentieth century ideological schemes are no longer adequate has been named. i'm in a spare for more we're joined from rome by italy's former foreign minister now in o.s.c. special representative franco frattini thanks so much africa for twenty for coming back on the show so who is italy's new prime minister do sepic on to just up the culture here is a professor at university of florence is professor in civil lol he has been making studies also a brooch not only in italy any used to be dubai stress event of the superior council of a minister p. judy sherry so all he has some institution or experience to not only an economic one your old boss prime minister berlusconi says that forza italia will
vote against this coalition what did you make of that yell yes apparently dalia decided to vote against old all some hundred forty. people including mr boehner scorning already said eve there will be some proposals corresponding to the center right program on devon gold in favor of and of course the lego is allow layer of mr berlusconi is the problem for him and his buyer the the seventeen billion euro oh five star policy for youth unemployment in italy well it is but on debt five star electoral problem words focusing mainly on unemployment used occupation and may be in point of early helping
the younger generation to get a legal job while not only was mainly focusing on security illegal migration policy t. policy or rule of law all you know donald trump strategist steve bannon spoke this week saying that it's a bit like a coalition between bernie sanders and donald trump. because of the truth in that and no i don't i don't agree it is an excessive definition of what is the charge and government there are some points where of course five stars is more troll lefty's oriented while the delete is more rightist oriented byte by id end i'm sure there will be able to find a couple a compromise i you'll or my country out of this that will happen but of course it's
what the banks are saying around the world what your god younger and antonio to johnny will be looking at the coalition plan if it really means fifty billion euros of tax cuts the leg of policy seventeen billion euros for the poor pension reform maybe costing i don't know fifteen billion euro that pushes italy over the three percent g.d.p. deficit e.u. rule i'm sure you've looked at those calculations to what do you make of it yeah i'm sure first of all press is that much or as the president of the jolly a republican will be closely monitoring the implementation of the program and also from the very beginning the i would see initiative undertaken by the government a professor i'm also sure you know what professor qantas said air when the designation came in the clear now that powers will be kept as
a principle so keeping your. path for a jelly funny that because prime minister contests before he was named prime minister used to say things very much against the european union now he seems worse off and meanwhile do you think it's sensible that the european commission just as content was softening the stance arguably tells italy it needs more austerity. that's what i heard earlier this week well it is up saluted enough to pre-heat to kenya's li ask for more austerity for rigidity gives is exactly the opposite of what is necessary not all if for each only afford a majority of european member states their t's true morning grohl creating jobs i don't agree with at all dollars messages coming from
brussels i agree with the messages coming from brussels stressing debt european commission is the guardian of the treaties so all the member states including each only have to respect these is fine but please don't say always every me austerity austerity a steri d d's is what inflames euro skepticism not only immediately if you're going to listen to you does that make it inevitable italy will leave the european union no is not possible it has and i think of all italy would be why not be strong members in the european union in next years but having a very clear idea what is the interest of italia each audio and took her a nurse italia and a younger generation how could we warrick in order to make it possible that
italian interest coincides with european interest i'm sure you are aware of the so-called scaremongering before the brics it vote here but is it your understanding that given italian borrowing on the bond markets it could not function if italy left the european union given the e.u. interest go. auntie's well i yokes will you go in is not only one of the beatle orders but deserves shoe port in order to have a good ol send jobs not the norm but in order to keep distance from brussels these are exactly the exercise we ask for by the grassroots you're speaking to me from the italian capital how sick and tired of the italian public of so-called socialist and so-called neo liberal parties duras need to only now devon would be
sound kind of opposition in the parliament but i don't see really a very strong a position it need to lead from a socialist and purely liberal party's dairies an opposition which is represented by a force they tell you that part you're travelling in former prime minister berlusconi diaries the opposition of democratic party that by mr mudge there are rancy but i don't see yet clear a long term n.t.p. governmental policy against is near chorley show led by if i start and leapt if we leave renzi to one side vitally what role does forza italia have to play or is it just a. it adequate twentieth century ideology promoter as quanta might
speak of it i mean even with media sets media power in italy for their italia didn't do well did it air well i think delaware some phenomena in the recent past people where very much for straight up because of the crisis unemployment reached higher levels despite some. fords from the outgoing each out in government ease was that the all reaching all deep political crises that led to the result gulf i saw us and the leak those parties could be defined as cost ideal logical politique movements but nevertheless we do need it traditional political parties believe births this socialist the christian democrats they could
be i would say important to contribution to. the new parliament and so i think it does is the reason why the ruling majority will have to confront is stronger because each should otherwise that would be and bad situation two did they actually meant of each only as a whole frank overtaking thank you thank you very much after the break we speak to a former purveyor of fleet street smart tories dogcart strong forward and alleged con man for the mud oak sunday times turned leveson inquiry whistleblower and aware of all the flowers gone the moment she trusted exhibits at the garden of the chelsea flower show in london aiming to alleviate the effects of britain's bombing of iraq all this and more coming up of thought through of going on the ground.
politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to press. you to go on to be the person with the right woman for three of them or a good girl i'm interested always in the ones in the house. for sure. twenty five years ago companies would go public as a way to expand their be a viable corporation you have to meet certain criteria for being a bible corporation and then you are allowed to go public now there are no such criteria so if you're essentially burning through cash and going bankrupt or using the public marketplace to bail out a losing position.