engagement equals betrayal. and when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. truth. to you. u.k. insisted russia was a top security priority intelligence committee accuses the. russians meddling in british politics we get reaction people in london. i just think we can get away should be. it's nothing to do with that but there were shot of washroom. just by me. proposed in the netherlands which if passed would give elderly people the
right to euthanasia even if they're not suffering from a medical conditions this issue. it is for elderly people. themselves so nobody else think their life. worth living anymore as a compassionate society we should be making people feel loved rather than feeling like a burden so much so that they would want to be put into. china sponsoring the spawn of american companies working on a vaccine for 90. hi there thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. the u.k. government claims it has recognised the threat posed by russia for a long time in considers moscow a security priority it also says it has a 30 year strategy for dealing with the kremlin was london's response to
a report on alleged russian meddling in british politics that was released on tuesday it accuses the u.k. of failing to take the threat seriously. who is protecting the british public from interference in our democratic process blue note show we found no one is b. u.k. government tributes are you off the ball because of its focus on cancer terrorism we found the defense of the u.k. democratic process is a potato the government had badly underestimated the response required to the russian threat and is still playing catchup the outrage isn't that there was interference the outrage is that no one wants to know if there was the russian reports had been sat on by the government for a year and a half before it was finally released on tuesday what he's done yet hawkins looks at what's inside the gets a very brief summary of the long awaited russia report we can go straight to page 13 of the document the written evidence provided to us appeared to suggest that her
majesty's government had not seen or sought evidence of successful interference in u.k. democratic processes seems to be enough so if you're short on time or don't want to read heavily redacted intelligence and political spiel scott what signal otherwise let's go on. open source studies have pointed to the preponderance of pro breaks it or anti e.u. stories on r.t. and sputnik and the use of bots and trolls as evidence of russian attempts to influence the process we have sought to establish whether there is secret intelligence which supported or built on these studies in response in my 5 initially provided just 6 lines of text the report's authors were seemingly surprised by the limited response of the intelligence services but not because those agencies may have more important priorities such as protecting lives by
tackling international domestic terrorism or serious crime apparently more resources are needed to keep track of social media and artie's editorial policies and coverage bricks it polarized millions with several broadcasters coming under fire but it's still russia that poses the risk and the security services that aren't doing their job this is about the protection of the u.k.'s democratic process and mechanism from hostile state interference which should fall to our intelligence and security agencies after all moscow has been waging influence campaigns targeting u.k. politics through digital media wealthy individuals organizations and almost any other means the report warns the threats of russian influence is a hot potato with intelligence and other agencies shirking the responsibility of taking the lead in tackling it and reassuring the public amid widespread allegations of again the impact of such influence remains elusive. the impact
of any such attempts would be difficult if not impossible to assess and we have not sought to do so state agencies haven't looked closely enough for open source information according to the report they lacked a retrospective assessment and intelligence agencies in particular need a more important role in future the committee was struck by the relatively small proportion of work that is carried out by the agencies in relation to russia in any case should they consider other threats to be a higher priority they can always fall back on trusted russian experts to lead the way christopher steele author of the infamous anonymous golden shower dossier and contributors that the institute for state craft and integrity initiative a project founded to tackle the russian threat receiving state funding to advise the states that russia is a threat and moscow's response was swift and predictable as was the final conclusion of the long awaited russia report showing yet again that any reproach
went with the u.k. however small is still be on the horizon and we've got reaction on the streets of london to the claims made in the russian reports the nation on the move. because it's just more of a more destruction was really going on. and the fact there were a shot of russia was there just by the enemy and i just think we can't get it right away should be to you and it's kind of thing to do with them wait we didn't know if they were telling us now wait it may take a listen to beginning where that. you know other countries ruined the politics of other people will try to influence a row government's interest former british ambassador to pakistan and human rights advocate craig murry believes that the u.k. is determined to ruin any relations with russia. reporters know extremely
unconvincing in itself and that it doesn't even purport to give any evidence of what it claims to be happening i think it's a you know it's fairly laughable there's nothing concrete in it the u.k. is determined to ruin. russian relations you must remember that our people in the armaments industry and the security industry who make a lot of money out of having blusher as an enemy of the security industry and the armaments industry need an enemy in order to get the desk of us mugs to to pay them billions and billions in our taxes every year but they suck out of the system and that's what this is a bank this is about portraying an enemy in fact there's no division at all for enmity between the u.k. and russia and certainly no immaturely between the u.k. people and the russian people. a new law has been proposed in the netherlands which if passed would allow elderly people to opt for assisted suicide even if they're
not suffering from any medical conditions and is one of the few countries that has legalized euthanasia however the m.p. behind the bill claims that the current laws don't go far enough. right now people jump into a can now or put a plastic bag on their head they sometimes have to choose the most terrible ways to die that's why we want to give the possibility to die with dignity with members of their family or friends near them i think this law is important even if it's about a few people because we give them the possibility to have a say on their end of life even when they're not terminally ill or suffering medically but still suffering a present for the person's only eligible for euthanasia if their suffering is bearable with no prospect of improvement at least 2 doctors must check the patient's condition before administering a lethal injection to the person there also strict requirements as to how the procedure itself is carried out and who performs it the proposed law strong
criticism with people arguing or thorazine should be doing more to help people in need rather than just hand them a suicide pill it's an issue we put up for debate with robert junkier who's the executive director of the world foundation of right to die associations and with roger kiska from the christian legal center. it is part of policy told get aren't the people a good quality of life of course a face a bit strange to talk about. terminating life has being told make better quality of life but that's exactly what the law is for it is for elderly people or themselves so nobody else no family think their life nice at this moment no worth living anymore not because they are ill but just because they are too old for them selfs and in reality 90 percent of them as a study has shown if given the proper bedside manner if shown that they are worth
something when we want to live so as a compassionate society we should be making people feel loved rather than feeling like a burden so much so that they would want to be put to death and i am confident stated all countries around the world doc clones are helping patients die if they really do want to die but it is done in secret and in the netherlands said east we do it in the open and so we know what the netherlands how many times doctor he's forced in his own id to assist someone to determine it's his life any time there is a debate about assisted suicide euthanasia the opponent of this is would always point to the netherlands because there it is it is gone from bad to worse i think dutch doctors have gone from euthanizing the terminally ill to the chronically ill people a serious disability to the mostly and mentally ill now that it is being elderly euthanasia was a platform of nazi germany as well so we can derive it. the reality is you don't
think it's all of us we should use our name and we should want people to look at all these efforts made with coburg to keep the elderly communities safe. why would we now throw it out of the window and say at 75 your life is no longer worth living if you don't want to live it let's work with the other community to make them feel . wanted to make their lives better there are older people they must be 75 years or older or like the terminal kill situation patients do not want to live. in that situation and they want to have to right to say i want rather to be dead to to live if only this way and i want to die dignified death and that has nothing to do with spending in more me trying to make your life better that is what every doctor every person ever supervisor will fight for family will fight for it but if in the eyes of the person who wants to die there is no possibility or no real
possibility then they should have the right to die in a dignified way instead of suicide to the european court of human rights has been clear that this is not a human right 15 or 20 years or euthanized in the netherlands every year and one person is buying it was just a suicide. supported by. the 1st of all babies are not euthanized because they have a separate state gene it is not to mazie are because they cannot also principle it is not euthanasia and the person very definitely. without doctor's orders no no at this d. you did we do not consider them to have euthanasia they will have help in shortening their life. at it looks like euthanasia but it is not euthanasia at this very pertinent to make the difference friends with the adult euthanasia in the netherlands and the babies who are seriously ill. are helped to terminate her
life's. a couple who shot to notoriety as the bonnie and clyde of st louis after they confronted by protesters with firearms being charged with unlawful use of a weapon supporters of the parent leading the governor of missouri and the attorney general of st louis argued they acted within their rights to defend the home to live open explains how this story capsulize a deep division in us society. political polarization in the united states is becoming more intense basically you've got 2 there it's on the one hand you can support defunding the police and taking down confederate statues or on the other hand you can support federal officers on the streets of portland abducting activists and engaging in acts of repression there doesn't seem to be much middle ground these days. now this white couple who stood in front of their mansion and pointed guns at
protesters has become a social media sensation and they're now facing felony charges my office file charges against mark and patricia mccluskey following an incident involving peaceful protests in june 28th it is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner had those to spay ting in nonviolent protest now this couple has become symbolic of the ideological crack right down the middle of the united states your attitude toward the couple depends on whether you live in the old america or in the new one. now this couple you threaten the crowd of protesters are pretty widely hated and they've got quite a reputation in the local neighborhood filing lawsuits and smashing beehives how do you feel about becoming the face of political resistance to the black lives matter movement that's a completely ridiculous statement the president reveal his name for
a reason he tried retreated that saying he'd go get him bruce rather than the trigger for your turn at this point they're probably the most hated couple in america they've been dubbed can and karen the new dynamic duo of racism this mr and mrs smith sequel looks terrible ken and karen have had enough fox news has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rev would do to us. now the attorney representing the couple says that the crowd of protesters damaged the iron gates of their mansion and threatened the couple before they drew their weapons and at this point we've got donald trump speaking up in their defense the parent me people are allowed to just burn down other people's homes or shoot people or kill people it's out of control are able to be courageous to protect yourselves and defend your life so god bless you both and the attorney general of the state of missouri says he wants the charges dropped as they are politically motivated this
includes a group hassle that would provide. the person see him probably against those who wish to do more while the governor of missouri has already promised a full pardon that couple had every right to protect their property what they should not go through as a prosecutor attempting to take their constitutional rights away or you pradhan that. with or without a doubt shot on i'll do everything within the us constitution of the state of missouri to protect law abiding citizens there are 2 realities to some this couple are racists who pointed guns in the face of useful protesters but to others there are good american couple protecting their home from a mob of criminals and practicing their 2nd amendment constitutional right to bear arms there is no middle ground anymore the whole country is reduced to picking sides with martin artsy new york.
australian doctors have proposed renaming certain parts of the body claiming that the current designations often created by men are sexist and outdated i think we have a personal choice to d. colonize our language and these historical terms will feed out the young trainee doctors who are mostly keen to learn the most relevant language and are often shocked when they hear the origins of some medical terms. small some $700.00 body parts could do the renaming example she cites of the adam's apple and the killie's heel she encourages the students to come up with new names while being aware of the historical designations for practical reasons critics though say this is just the latest manifestation of so-called council culture and be a pandering to the easily offended we come 1st opinions on the matter in new york it's completely absurd and misplaced anger and misplaced aggression toward something that is completely irrelevant to any type of movement or any type of affirmation of any time anyone sexuality i think that especially in this country
but around the world. a lot of people don't believe it's been that way to say that absolutely true i don't agree of changing the names of. bodyparts you know because for example our story. here body parts. i think. i think they're way more important than. thinking. of that really and i don't want to. leave it as if it's by gender it's about what. about bringing you know the gender on the what the people what to say about their body i've never felt that my. animal rights activists urging that horse shoe crab blood no longer be used when testing the safety of ice and nations and other medicines that are afraid that the
species will decline to a critical level especially now in developing a corona virus vaccine is a top priority of scientific research peta science policy manager julia bain says the horseshoe crab will soon go extinct if nothing's changed. crops are fascinating animal once they originated around 400000000 years they are regarded as a living and they are now threats of extinction they are listed as a species now so much needs to be done to prevent them from being used in the bar treats the important but consider is actually a horse you crabs do not need to be used in a bar cheese because there are synthetic alternative methods that can be used instead of using the blood from horseshoe crabs or she curves are often referred to as a living fossil stew to their ancient lineage every year pharmaceutical companies collect
half a 1000000 atlantic or shoot crabs to take around one 3rd of the blood at the end of that procedure the crabs are returned to the ocean but about 50 percent of them die in the process unable to cope with the loss of blood this combined with using crabs as fishing bait her school's the shop to close in the species over the last few decades but who should have her shown its effectiveness in proving the safety of vaccines another medicines which have to be tested for harmful toxin so use is approved in the us where to stick on humans isn't allowed we spoke with the c.e.o. of the washington pain center john he told us that there's a lot of pressure on the scientific community to produce a viable vaccine against covert 19 right now. the blue blood of. horseshoe crab a somewhat similar to ours and they they being the laboratory the pharmaceutical company would inject the vaccine into the crab and see what happens to the blood in terms of a reaction if there's
a reaction and we know it's unsafe to use that the human being if it is safe well perhaps then we go to the next level in terms of safety and efficacy in terms of a finding such a serious virus such a scope in $1000.00 and the other thing that you're looking at is a cost factor i don't know how much of the horseshoe crab cost but then obviously you have something synthetic that is laboratory made that the cost might go up we look at vaccines we want to make sure their basic safety we've been using apparently for years the blood of the horseshoe crab and i guess our animal rights activists were somewhat upset about this from a physician standpoint certainly we look at testing on other human beings which would certainly be unethical also we then we look at other species that are close to us like mammals rabbits monkeys and things like that but now we've been looking even below that such as cross stations like a crab to get that same level of evidence i think we're doing it quite humanely right now we need to focus on human beings in terms of getting it back seeing the best we can but up but certainly if we can come up with something equally as cheap
and effective and why not use it but i don't think we're there just yet and we certainly do not want to injure human beings based on the theoretical value of the horseshoe crab. the race to be 1st to develop a coronavirus vaccine is all new with america now accusing yet another country stealing its research we'll have more on that after this break.
according to even fox news strong is lagging in the polls is this because joe biden is such a brilliant candidate or because the heartbeat consensus that tend to make has been badly handled by the president still another theory. ran is a populist in 2006 feet. long. the united states justice department is accusing china of working with hackers to
spy on u.s. companies developing a coronavirus poxy discovers a week after the u.k. canada and the u.s. made similar claims about russia. china has now taken its place alongside russia iran and north korea in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals and exchange for those criminals being on call to feed the chinese communist party's insatiable hunger for american and other non chinese companies hard earned intellectual property including coded 19 research. in the meantime china is working on its own vaccine a 2nd phase of testing has started in the 500 adults to the new job was deemed safe reportedly an immune response. 60 state came to the u.k. to discuss joint actions to counter the chinese threat he praised london for its tough stance on beijing keys the chinese company sponsored and exploiting the pandemic for its own interests and of stealing u.s.
intellectual property. we just know one of the one of them to steal intellectual property the citizens of the united states who worked hard to create something to invent something to get their trademark in the chinese communist party directed at state owned enterprises to seal the property from americans we hope we can build a coalition that understands this threat will work collectively to convince the chinese communist party it's not in their best interest to gauge in this kind of behavior. that the new us look to do with the coming american elections we do know that there's a tendency and for washington to try to preempt or respond to positronic development or negative news about trying to the top administration was adamant that this was a competition that america would come 1st so this is matter of security it's a matter of trying to respond very quickly and very vulnerable situation that the
united states in particular is facing given the failure to contain the virus and the inability to really put the economy back together it's also a matter of money with the idea that whoever does develop a vaccine not only do they have the strategic benefit but he radically they would on the intellectual property rights and you know countries right now are struggling economically and this could be a tremendous boon if you know the rest the world has to buy a viable backs. from one country so given that this is also an election year it's unsurprising that all these things have come together in a way that have created this type of deep competition and fear of american decline and the rise of other countries. over the last 3 weeks there's been a number of explosions at iranian nuclear and military facilities tehran is pointing the finger at the u.s.
and israel accusing them of sabotage iranian officials say it's part of a joint u.s. israeli strategy aimed at hindering iran's nuclear program and a list of one of the tactic is a high risk one we discussed and to u.s. around relations in general with around ambassador to the united nations. is the main. show you in the fight against terrorism not necessarily money. you know in the fight against terrorism the irish and other. organizations you know that you mentioned with your. diet and others follow the money that. further instructions after this one of the subjects that he 1st. get your daughter was the dawn of european axis is exactly what happened in may 2018 saw it is not on who left the negotiating table it was the hardest since we
left the negotiations. and. impose sanctions on iran which include you know the gulf war then that is you have not seen any shred of evidence from i did on or anybody else you heard you say chance which have been. rejected by you know on and as i said if they have any and you know isn't an issue with. the whole international thing that you know i'm going to caucus i think an awful lot. to cover but with updates for you in half an hour's time in the meanwhile don't forget to check out more stories by heading to our website r.t. dot com. i'll look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. i really must obey the orders given a human beings except where such orders to conflict with the 1st law. just in case
we should be very careful about our social intelligence at this point all these. great trust. me with artificial intelligence will something that the. most protect its own existence is existence. will. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see you then .
greetings and sell you taste so you know it seems that everyone these days rather than just rolling up the sleeves and doing a little hard work or trying to fix the problems we face would rather just let technology do the dirty work for us it seems to be one of the sad truth of the 21st century you know rather than sweeping up your own mess out of room but do it before you tired of parallel parking your car hello auto park too tired to pick up the remote just to have a lexus change the channel for you rather than do a real detective work just let basal recognition technology tell you who when who and which suspect to arrest yes that was the case recently in detroit michigan when police arrested 42 year old black man robert julian or track williams on a felony warrant for larceny after facial recognition tech.