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indeed the west stepped up sanctions james corbett the editor of the colbert report website says tensions in the region will only rise if the u.s. and its allies continue to pressure iran. i think it's quite remarkable to think that france and the u.s. and other countries would be willing to step up sanctions that have already had such a profound effect on the iranian people on the basis of their hunch that is developing nuclear weapons as as france has basically put it it's quite remarkable because that really does is tantamount to an act of war and and really the i think the only logical outcome for this is another increase in military tensions between the countries involved in that region that are already on the knife edge of military tension so it is quite an explosive thing to be talking about and i think of the escalation in recent weeks with the recent ten day military drill in in the straits of hormuz has to be weighing heavily on the minds of of the u.s. and others but but i think really the idea that iran would really close off the
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straits of hormuz or attempt to do so would only be an absolute last measure resort for a country that relies on the importation of refined gasoline and other things through the very straits that they would be sensibly sabotaging and planting mines in so it's it's quite remarkable to think that that iran would do that in any other situation other than they felt that the entire existence of their country was an under threat so adding more sanctions to to the mix is is really just a recipe for military disaster i think they're watching i say now the first talks between israeli and palestinian negotiators and over a year have ended without breakthrough both sides fail to pave the way for a restart of stalled middle east peace talks all the while with new construction of jewish settlements in occupied lands the key obstacle blocking the progress. reports now from the middle east. these talks between israelis and palestinians with representatives of the mideast quartet them adore damien government have ended
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with no major breakthrough and that was to be expected the stumbling blocks were essentially the positions of both israelis and palestinians hold like a major position being that of system and construction because it's interesting that today tuesday while these talks were happening in the jordanian capital here in israel the israeli administration and mounds that it was issuing tendency for three hundred new homes to be built across the green line so you hearing again from the palestinians that there is no real commitment from the israeli side to stop with the settlement building the issues on the table really issues of security issues of borders with palestinians again reiterating may call for the israelis to withdraw to the one nine hundred sixty seven borders to release all palestinian prisoners as an indication that they aren't serious about zooming in direct talks they have been no direct talks for more than a year the at the issues on the table of course coming from the israeli side is that they want to see a real sign of commitment from the palestinians for there to be no further attacks
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no for the rockets fired from the gaza strip into israel removed certainly is one of pessimism and no one on either the israeli or palestinian side by and large really believes that they can be a resumption of direct talks anytime soon and that's why we've heard comments from the course of the day coming from people like the israeli defense minister would be saying that these are negotiations about negotiations now we are hearing from the jordanian foreign minister he says that ovo there was no breakthrough today the tweaks it would hold in a positive light and that jordan is intent on holding future talks with tween israelis and palestinians in the future so there is of course some kind of pace at some kind of optimism that perhaps there could be a breakthrough but certainly that breakthrough did not come today the palestinians for this side have said that if there is no real commitment shown from the israelis they. we are considering a number of options and among those options are going to the united nations security council and calling for the declaration of
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a palestinian state some something that they have not done in the past because of american pressure they're also considering going to the u.n. security council and calling for a resolution against israeli system and building and also for the united nations to stand international observers here to the west bank. reporting right now egyptians voting in the third round of the first post a revolution of parliamentary election the country's leading islamist party is expected to dominate with results in june now in ten days the vote will see a transfer is a transfer of power from the army which has been in charge since the toppling of president mubarak in february last year mubarak for the meantime is on trial charged with complicity in the killing of more than eight hundred protesters during the popular uprising last month the previous round of voting was overshadowed by violent clashes between protesters and the army and government raids on charitable
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organizations last week of also added to the bad feeling and authorities are ridiculous ports from cairo discontent is running high. the revolution may have toppled hosni mubarak the manager passions accuse of corruption and suffocating freedom but no it's the ruling supreme council of armed forces which finds itself in hot water with the west falling raids on human rights organizations last week phyllis's a very dangerous situation because you have the elections on the one hand producing a pejorative but the people on the streets pushing for change of secularists who have links with these groups so it's a sign that there's big tension really between washington and kyra. cellphones and more than twenty boxes of documents were reportedly seized during raids by the police authorities promised all will be returned yet several questions are mean what prompted the raids and what could be. simply be so suspicious about it and your peroration is in post-revolutionary egypt. and the members of the arabic
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center for an independent judiciary never did get an official explanation for the confiscation of their documents or the eviction from their office that followed. we don't know what they were searching for we told them we could give them anything they wanted but they came in search everything and didn't give a simple answer whether they wanted bank statements or anything else from mccann sitting on a sidewalk by their former office the vix it angio workers point out a certain irony this never happened when mubarak was in charge. i would surprise. the police but the. ticket system just. can't take a position. to get it so he moderates the activity in the way they shoot a. human rights activists in egypt believe the rays are attempts to punish them for accusing
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military rulers of failing to carry through democratic reforms but western observers say the authorities are becoming increasingly wary of the ever watchful eye from washington and the true purpose of raids is to prove foreign funding over again is ations which authorities accuse of destabilizing egypt seems to be a strand of opinion in the military. machine that. is very disillusioned with the old friendship with the west and may be trying to find evidence to prove some of the trouble. has been in some way fostered by. washington tirelessly repeats the old adagio of the importance of its relations with egypt as a key player in the middle east but blight talk may hide a very different. washington doesn't want stabilization they want to be permanent on these so that they can you know use that as
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a lever in the entire region egyptian activists aren't too happy with western help which they say can do more harm than good. i don't like the way foreign countries put pressure on egyptian authorities that the pressure has to come from the egyptians and we as a human rights organization should provide it on the market come on money from us whatever the real reasons for the reins of n.g.o.s says the increasing internal strife in the country could portend a shipwreck not just for egypt's relations with the west but for the country's revolution in cairo. so good to have you with us today you are watching live from moscow all of our news much much more as well to be found online at r.t. dot com some of the items are waiting for you there right now for example turkey sends up a new i in the sky find out about the satellite which could give the rest of the world images of israel but for the very first time also online
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check out predictions on how the russian economy will perform in two thousand and twelve it's all on our website business section where experts over whether russia has to follow all the world trend towards recession. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. a giant corporations rule the day. just after ten minutes past the hour here in the russian capital despite a dark past with fascism like many other european countries germany is seeing a surge in support for neo nazi groups it's a problem that sometimes divides whole towns between those in favor of extremism
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and those trying to make a stand. out of his going to now investigates what's driving young people down such a violent path. a quiet down disturbed. a small community divided. it began with the appearance of nazi symbols then the local social center was burned to the ground your. office was also vandalized says for him the final straw was when your nazis marched through the town's main square. i used to be afraid but it helps not to act alone to have supporters i became a public person with our initiative and it sort of my protection the end. is actively supported by around fifty locals retired and armed with posters they stand up to those who are often much younger looking to friends like this young man who
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openly calls himself a neo nazi and admits encouraging a teenager to set the social center on fire he now faces up to two years behind bars in this new book but we won't let me or nazis rule here yet not all locals agree the initiative is often criticised the neo nazi party even being three percent of bullets at the most recent poll in the election it. means it had split our town some say were exaggerating and are only making things worse by attracting too much attention but i think they're simply afraid. activists say it's easy for these to recruit new members especially in disillusioned and dejected teenagers with poor infrastructure and high unemployment and few social schemes which the town can offer it's often simply boredom driving them to streets with a population of just around six thousand people sausan is
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a typical small german town far away from large industries and financial centers life here is called peaceful or at least it used to be before two thousand and nine mr van. and the other activists do say they're not going to back down until life returns back to normal but unfortunately the problem with neo nazis in germany exists on a much wider scale thousands of new gather for a needle marches in dresden often clashing with police and activists and in november german authorities caught two suspects believed to be members of a terrorist so that it is keep them for years in killing at least ten foreigners but it was see boredom is no excuse it's money struggles with. the trouble of course economic. causes. conflict and families. solved we have a kind of rage but now the rage was you know escalated
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racist education germany's maybe on spending billions to pull the eurozone crisis but ignoring economic trouble at home could be. checked it may be too long before disenfranchised youth drank the entire country towards some of the biggest mistakes of its past. or to germany. let's go to some other world news for you here on the top of the world update star tension first out of libya where fighting has broken out in the center of the capital between two armed militia groups leaving at least five dead the clashes a thought though started after former rebels based in tripoli arrested fighters who belong to. some a city of misrata this will bring down. witnesses say the tripoli militia arrested six men brought them inside a council building beat them up and detained the resulting intense battle on shoes
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day involved machine guns rocket propelled grenades and anti aircraft guns and eight month old in libya ended in october but there are concerns of a growing hostility between rival. tribal groups. the arab league has called an emergency meeting to discuss whether to withdraw its observers from syria france's voice down over the effectiveness of the league monitors in the country all amid concerns that forces are still killing antigovernment protesters in the most recent wave of trouble a gas pipeline exploded in homs province which the government has now blamed on terrorists five thousand people have been killed in syria since the uprising began last march. thirteen people have died in three separate bomb blasts in the afghan city of kandahar in the first a motorbike bomber detonated explosives at a police checkpoint killing four civilians and one police officer officials say the target may have been a nearby police vehicle the second attack of the day thought to be against
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a nato convoy killed a child who was nearby. the taliban says it has struck a deal with the qatar to open a political office there the plan is being seen as a major step towards ending the ten year war in afghanistan germany and the u.s. have been urging the group to create representatives able to start peace negotiations the u.s. and taliban have previously held talks over issues such as the release of afghan prisoners from guantanamo bay. republican presidential hopefuls are bracing themselves for the i work caucuses that kick off the two thousand and twelve primary season in the united states and the polls are the first step in a nearly six month long process of choosing the republican contender to challenge barack obama who is seeking a second in the white house hot seat ron paul rick santorum and mitt romney other front runners vying for the republican nomination around one hundred twenty
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thousand are expected to vote in the party's selection process. russia is speeding up the reforming and modernization of its armed forces the military hasn't been a top priority since soviet times but the kremlin is now eager to write and is out his top bottom reports changes long. the russian armed forces the pride of the nation or are they the russian forces are falling behind now for a behind some of the larger arrivals new equipment is a priority there's also a dire need for reforms in organization recruitment training pay and military doctrine the government has promised six hundred forty billion dollars over the next ten years to buy new weapons but russian arms manufacturers are no longer what they used to be me he just our army now is in need of contemporary modern equipment
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and if the russian defense industry can't yet provide us with what we need we'll buy two broad new purchases include this land the sole ship the mistral bought from france lorries from italy and flying drones from israel drones has proved a particular problem the defense ministry dismayed by the russian company tasked with designing and building them. i asked them what was their problem and what prevented them from producing good vehicles the enterprise's bosses found plenty of excuses such as the absence of engines gliders exactly but i now know how much money they received and i saw the rubbish they produced not all new russian made weapons are falling below standard the su thirty four fighter bomber is widely considered an exceptional aircraft but so few have been delivered that the older models they were to replace are starting to fail although russian designers come up with some excellent hardware for instance in terms of fighter and combat aircraft
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some time the industry has trouble in maintaining these at a high level and producing about the kind of numbers of the armed forces needed and the reforms still have angry opponents to both in and outside the armed forces many of them argue that the rearmament is going just fine and that buying foreign weapons undermines russia's military. independence commissioner because we are becoming dependent on foreign suppliers of spare parts for military equipment and foreign military personnel training on foreign supplies will specifically fuels and lubricants and other substances needed for the new equipment nonsense say other servers in two thousand and eight russian forces pushed the georgian army out of south setia in just five days but experts were dismayed at how outdated and clumsy the russian army looked when faced with real opposition it reinforced the need for serious change the money being thrown at the problem is vast regiments of rubles on their own aren't enough most here at the defense ministry now know that before the
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armed forces are ready for modern conflict a very long and very demanding war for reform must be one here in the corridors of government and in factories around russia tom watson r.t. moscow. now at one twenty one am here in the russian capital up next we'll talk to former german chancellor and the current chairman of the north streaming gas pipeline hard schroeder he tells us here at r.t. all about the benefits of energy cooperation between russia and the e.u. and discusses ways for the eurozone to try and escape its ongoing debt crisis.
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gerhard schroeder was charles love germany from one thousand nine hundred to two thousand and five he's now chairman of the board at nordstrom's russia's new gas pipeline under the baltic sea europe mr further why should the e.u. increase its dependence on gazprom. i know. we're not talking about russia's dependence we're talking about cooperation between russia on the one side and the european union on the other in the energy sector stream is viewed as a priority project both by russia and the e.u. because it's been part of europe's energy networks since two thousand and six recognized by the european parliament and the e.u. council of energy ministers brussels wants all russian energy companies not just gazprom to be allowed to export gas to europe what are the implications of that for
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gazprom and europe. regulator implementation is not the issue the e.u. germany and the rest of the e.u. nations need gas to sensibly reform their energy policy russia on. the other hand has to sell gas to keep its budget in order so there's a codependency which is a good thing i would be happy to see european companies invest into russia and european markets open up to russian companies it's a good free market economy i think europeans need gas gas has many uses here with the political uncertainty in north africa it's good to have a stable partner that you can rely on and russia is one you know better than anyone else for instance that britain recently switched from export to imply that europe needs a gas supply to maintain a stable mix of energy sources that it's climatic conditions require it needs norway's gas but also russia's gas and therefore i think opening the market up to russian companies would be
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a wise move of. the name to do some officials oppose russia whatever it. is for it or both most mon i guess it is so we have to admit that what i hope we will get over it of it's understandable that the european union needs russia geopolitically but the reverse is also true it's not a question of the time has come to start cooperating and stop looking back at ideological differences that is for the could russia switch supply east to china if brussels keeps up its hostility was that it's a known as it towards your informants of wishes in a situation where it could ship gas to china and all of asia and europe i hope russia never has to make a choice the russian government is evidently pro european but europe cannot keep pushing russia or away it hurts russians pride we have to keep in mind that while russia has the alternative of shipping to asia europe has no such alternative and europe's geopolitical position will only improve if it manages to enter
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a tight hard to ship with russia and at the same time grant a session to turkey that would be a sound strategy and into the future the rest is yesterday's debate unless and is dead but if an gets done with this. a huge debt crisis mr sarkozy says no hero no europe surely europe worth of oil without the euro so that there's i know i know for more well this is a quote from a successor in office likes to use of course europe's going to have problems if the euro has problems but there's one thing you can be sure of the euro is going to survive as a common currency even it theoretically things turn out differently which i find very improbable we will still have a united europe it is. you were chancellor when greece cooked its books to join the euro should you have stopped athens from joining the single currency club nick. i do not think that was our situation of the european commission its employees that
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had to conduct inspections they had let us know that we could take the responsibility for greece's e.u. a session on ourselves but it was a purely preparatory mission conducted by the european commission not the national government we had made the decision to take greece in we could not claim without having firm proof that the information we got then was diplomatically speaking not entirely correct very much keep in mind that the european parliament voted in favor of greece's membership almost unanimously including the conservatives who are now trying to distance themselves from that decision sometimes in politics you don't want to believe things that he wants condoned or actually happening. under either the commission was wrong or the handling of greece has been wrong since it ended which which is it ends in the it's pointless to talk about how things were in the past we're talking about the future i hope we manage to keep greece in the eurozone for that to happen i hope the package of aid agreements that european leaders have
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agreed on is implemented if that's the case then i think we can start taking care of stabilizing the market because it was a great deal of help from greece of course there is one point i would like to make and that the country should not be broken down not only does greece a. need budget discipline which is of course true but what greece needs most are investments that it would be good to see wealthy greek citizens who are currently investing abroad pay taxes in their own country instead of looking for investment opportunities is there a red line beyond which germans to say we're not going to bail out southern europe anymore or does germany have a historic bet to europe as from what they've been digging about depth i'm not against discussing a red line the problem is that if you start to talk about a red line then you'd eventually have to correct it in germany is interested both politically and economically in a functioning europe that the economic interest is easily explained that forty percent of our export goes to the european union and beyond if those countries are
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hit by a crisis then so is germany secondly or both the lesson we learned in the past and our prospects for the future dictates that germany is not strong enough geo politically to play a significant role in a game where the u.s. is one superpower and an asian leader in this case china is the other new european state is only a united europe can take on a role like that if that's why germany is interested in a united europe that not just because of the past but for the sake of our citizens future that will come from the lord of being gerhard schroder chairman of the board for the north stream gas pipeline thank you for speaking with r.t. . wealthy british style.
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market why now. why not what's really happening to the global economy with max keiser. there are no holds barred global financial headlines. is a report on. the a. limited the substance to. commit to. six six. six six
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a limited. this is also a lie from moscow with me. time for your headlines provoking attention the pentagon says the u.s. warships will continue to sail in the arabian gulf despite an iranian warning to stay away meanwhile tehran has successfully testifies missiles jury naval exercises claiming it's prepared to hit. the talks between israel and palestine in fifteen months and that with no breakthrough new construction of jewish settlements on occupied land remained the main obstacle to resuming stalled peace negotiations. on the winds of change the russian army
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marches on wood so modernization with the kremlin keen to return to a soviet era military might. and are those with the headlines here and up next time for the fat cat bankers to take is the man who puts them on the run in the cars report right now. as a record one of the great things about doing a show on our today is that new year lasts oh seems like almost two weeks they say her album.

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