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tear gas and petrol bombs in athens small delay to show of great can go over he would force cards germany says it wants more control over national budgets. as the international envoy to syria warns the conflict could set the whole middle east a blaze clashes or break out just across the border with lebanon. and in libya the form of bastion of late could athey under attack again next rebels launch an assault on bani walid leaving at least eleven people dead.
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twenty four hour global news live from moscow this is on with me rory sushi scenes of violence return to the streets of athens where police have resorted to tear gas to disperse anti austerity protesters thousands of greeks voice there are over a new round of cuts being demanded by the country's lenders in exchange for another bailout payment this coincides with a general strike that has seen tens of thousands of people walking off the job for the second time this month. started us from the university of the who took part in today's protest says the e.u. imposed measures will only result in more social unrest where facing another. wave of devastating cuts in way just social protection pensions we are facing a new tax where facing is a social disaster in will process our living conditions not let them explain day to
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day with such massive demonstrations since i don't know where greece will have hundred they reached their limits and then they cannot stand it the political class currently does. ignore. signs that come from society and the same goes from the troika and especially from the euro liberals in this in the european union but they're just building up the exclusive material for next social experience and maybe. simply by being passed through parliament if it has melted to mess in society and i think india and in the end tracing it's such an intense social crisis in the end they will have to chance where's either wise we're just going to see social crisis after sense of crisis is an explosion after serious explosion or without didn't know anything and it caused the end in sight. well or there has been action against austerity across the world as part of the growing movement called
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global noise but in europe the calls to end cuts are certainly the loudest e.u. leaders are gathering for another anti crisis summit in brussels ahead of the meeting german chancellor angela merkel that called for the e.u. to be given powers to veto national budgets. bruce says no summit will help solve the crisis until it tackles the root of the problem the. one thing we've learned over the past couple of years is that when european leaders says something about grace is they usually mean the exact opposite. end of the crisis is inside you probably means that spain and greece are slipping into depression greece by next year will have contracted the economy of the contract roughly twenty percent unemployment stands at twenty five percent that you have regions in spain which are demanding secession that you have actually new fascist forces on the rise in greece the. move that we haven't seen since the one two so i think really what's happening
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here is that this president actually spinning out of control things are getting worse and the summit that we have today in brussels is absolutely is themselves the . problem really because of the complete me to address any of the structural problems which include most importantly the did the embrace between a neutral sector which is completely insolvent and a series of states which are completely overwhelmed. and protests continue across the atlantic. where the occupy los angeles movement refuses to be silenced a year after it was first formed a report on that a bit later in the program. for now syrian activists say a powerful explosion has hit a key intelligence side in the capital damascus that's the international peace envoy to syria warns the conflict is now a threat to the whole region one of the first signs came in lebanon when armed men apparently used machine guns to shoot into syria sparking fresh border clashes in
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the region artie's arena going to score points. presidents have been reporting fire overnight coming straight from the syria lebanon border you have to understand that their supporters really close to this village right here syria in fact is right behind me a group of several identified men have opened fire from lebanese side towards syria and the syrian army has responded of course the situation in syria continues to be highly unstable despite the efforts by the international community to broker some sort of ceasefire between the syrian government forces and the opposition groups the situation is being intensified by the fact that the various fighting groups in syria continue to receive shipments of arms coming in from across the border not with just turkey which was reported earlier but also with lebanon now the details of how those arms and up in syria in the hands of extremists groups here is the report from artie's lucy catherine of. training for war getting ready for battle
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and possibly their doubts these young recruits are preparing for what their instructors called a campaign to rid syria of tyranny. some of these student to be fighters haven't even held a gun until now. this is the first time i use weapons there was no need for them before the revolution now we carry weapons to get rid of assad. weapons have yet to topple the government of president bashar al assad but they're flowing into the country with ease it's a trend that has some officials worried. provide arms to either side. for the majority and the risk of unintended consequences porous borders with its neighbors make the flow of arms almost impossible to stop and lebanon's town of is one of the main gateways behind me is the way to one of the illegal border crossings between lebanon and syria weapons fighters and supplies go in to syria
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while refugees fleeing the violence come out. by no means as safe or easy journey frequent shelling as well as a large minefield on the syrian side of the border crossings like these a deadly gamble a gamble that lebanese sympathizers of syria's opposition are more than willing to make. this is five thousand dollars and this is thirteen hundred eighteen hundred and two thousand in tripoli r.t. spoke to this arms dealer whose business was booming. people come or contact me every day we have a revolution next door for sure we are with them will help them topple assad told they do it. the weapons may be easy to come by the harder part is understanding exactly where they go a classified report uncovered in the new york times reveals that many of the arms sent to syrian rebels are ending up in the hands of hardline islamic jihad ists one of the leaders of the f.s.a. said you know we admit that we infiltrated the jihadi jihad is
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a coming. from all over the muslim world but we don't know exactly who they are back in syria both in the training camps and in the battlefield rebels talk of high hopes for a bright future. i hope that there will be free elections that the syrian people will be able to choose that they want and that we will win back our rights freedom of expression and political freedom exactly what that freedom looks like may depend on who's getting the guns. lucy caffein of r t lebanon. and the more advanced weapons of have made their way to syrian rebels causing concern that some could end up in the hands of islamist extremists and video footage that a surface online appears to show anti assad fighters in the city of aleppo using portable anti aircraft guns moscow has once again warned against sending illegal arms to syria saying it may come at a high price. for thirty. three it's not
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a good. idea to put out the fire with fuel we have the example of other countries in north africa and the middle east i will see this again stop supporting the arab spring it will not end well after the arab spring there will be a very hard arab summer and you could win it now in libya at least eleven people have been killed and scores wounded after militia linked to the defense ministry shelled bani walid that's a former stronghold of the late colonel qadhafi the country does remain close to chaos following the western backed her belly and last year that toppled the nation's longtime dictator and libyan political activist. says the nation is heading towards further disarray having been largely largely abandoned by that of foreign powers. even before. the militias know there couldn't very well you. just.
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need. to also. think that it was. inside the city because the city believes. you can see. all of those who could mean. opposition. is not really. believe. that this example. we succeed in libya so we succeed in syria it was just. my point of view. i hear it out here we are actually looking into claims that chemical weapons may have been used in the attack on but i will eat and we'll bring you more on that as soon as we get more details and confirmation here on arts. well it is good to have you with us here on the program we'll be back with more stories
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after a short break do bear in mind though you can always go to our web site right now. for more on all the stories including a hit job discontent gyptian schoolgirls are forced into having on the wanted hair cuts for not wearing a traditional headscarf. to have moved into unknown territory by censoring an account for the first time by request of the government ultimately blocking a neo nazi group all those details or so at our website. if you're passing through rushes to veer region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoilt countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the
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a lot of times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just u.s. forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island here wolf pups who've been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up. this is what i was hoping for when i heard i was coming to a place called wolf i had a chance to get up close and personal with the locals and it's these guys are going
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to act as foster parents for the next generation will come here using the older walls as surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every year i place infant wolves with one year old wolf cubs whose parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the wolfs reputation in russia but the keepers here hope their research and dedication will mean that wolf island remains a place where visitors can truly understand the call of the wild. flight from moscow this is r.t. with me rory suchet thanks for joining us today by the majority of people killed by
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u.s. drone strikes in pakistan are not militants that's according to the country's interior minister recommand malik said eighty percent out of more than two thousand people who have died as a result of strikes or civilians and he walked of us and author medea benjamin says drone tactics in pakistan are deadly but also happen to be highly counterproductive . i think there is more and more pressure on the obama administration to start actually restraining itself when it comes to these drone strikes but i still don't think there's enough pressure to stop that your own strength or to force the administration to be transparent and accountable in the way it goes about these well right now neither pakistan nor of the united states is able to control the militants so something is not working and indeed every time there is a drone strike there are more people who join the ranks of the militants so it's counterproductive from what i understand from my recent trip to pakistan there is a large sentiment among pakistanis that great now the fight is seen as the
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pakistani government doing this on behalf of the united states in the west and if the united states were to stop its drone strikes then the pakistani people would get behind their government to break the militants it's a quarter past the hour moscow time the e.u. has denied being behind the banning of iranian channels saying the decision was made by the satellite companies that carried them but the media providers insist they will ordered to take more than a dozen excuse me more than a dozen iranian stations off the are ordered to do so by the european commission and the blockade comes on top of the increasing number of e.u. sanctions against tehran targeting its financial trade energy and transport sectors the aim to make iran to shut down its controversial nuclear program but critics say that's counterproductive independent filmmaker media analyst danny schechter believes iranian voices in europe are being sidelined to prevent alternative views
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. but i find it very troubling that television channels have been removed from the air suppressing the arends ability to tell its side of the story iran is under attack not only with oil sanctions but financial sanctions there's a whole can. pain underway to discredit its proposals in a negotiation that are coming up on the nuclear issue even before iran gets to make those proposals kind of a preemptive strike and now this just a few days after the european union received the nobel peace prize one of its first acts seems to have been to suppress freedom of the press and freedom of speech that is not very encouraging clearly it was political you know it taking us one step closer to war the british did this first through their off common regulator removing press t.v. from the air in england and now the e.u.
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is followed through with a similar ban. into the r.t. world out there we go starting with yemen at least five people reportedly being killed in the capital of yemen after a shell hit a weapons setting off a series of blasts that came shortly after seven suspects died in the latest u.s. drone attack in the country south yemen has been torn by an arrest since two thousand and eleven the country did pick a new president at the beginning of the year but he has been unable to control military forces partly controlled by its predecessors relatives. if the eye has arrested a man who was allegedly planning to blow up the federal reserve building in new york but twenty one year old of buying good actually national was detained as he apparently tried to trick what he thought were explosives stored in a car officials say the public was never at risk because the bomb dealers were actually undercover f.b.i. agents. now who watch our kaiser report max and stacey attacking the federal
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reserve for running a circus with its financial policies that's coming up next hour about an hour and twenty minutes from now. the echo bubble is a well known gag by bob with a clue that. these are the schools. economy that these chairmen attend they go to the brothers and barnum belly clown school where they learn how to walk around a floppy sheens where funny beards and you know pretend as if they have mastery over policies that they clearly don't and they spritz each other with a bottle that you see that's their monetary policy they sell to bottles and they go oh all here's your quantitative easing. you know and they do this to each other and they say see we're all wet and wet means liquidity and the quality is good we're making a market so it's goldman sachs and we're adding liquidity says j.p. morgan you're just splitting each other what else are bottles and frick and clowns
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. now as a protest so in europe the american occupy movement is having to evolve to stay afloat off the police crackdowns force them from city square as activists are now focusing on ways to soften the impact of the economic crisis we're going to go into reports on one group helping citizens save their homes from the threat of foreclosure. was. i. was. more than a year after it kicked off its movement in los angeles occupy l.a. is alive and well but in much smaller numbers my god the tents which once dominated the landscape of downtown are gone but it popped up in backyards of struggling homeowners with the occupy movement has done for me is keep me in my home for thirty four days he had known this family was swept up in the mortgage crisis and is now facing eviction occupiers have set up barricades around the house
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now for now and this the going to defend their home while the family battles with bank of america the show has a meaning of people power the law enforcement is not on our side as well so if you have if you have people power and you have community support. you should you should reach out to them you should reach out to them and get a get together from the lawn in front of l.a. city hall to this foreclosed home in the san fernando valley the face of occupy and so then california has greatly transformed in the past year but the spirit of resistance remains strong among those who say they're still fighting for the ninety nine percent this is a comic war like that's what drives me to be here is not just about the one house. with. occupy l.a. started in a festive manner and was unique in how protesters had a cozy relationship with police. was however
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local politicians grew tired of the demonstration and showed they were willing to use a massive police response to shut down the peaceful movement the military style raid on occupy a lazing can drive away protesters but radicalized others who are determined more than ever to fight repressive forces when you have that kind of systematic institutionalized abuse of peace. well expressing their first amendment right it doesn't shut it down if you'll send slovik is an independent journalist who has been documenting occupy l.a. throughout he observed how the movement's inclusiveness allowed elements in which cause conflict while occupy l.a. is broken up into several community entities it still celebrates small victories this again is the current evolution this is the edge of it this is a foreclosure resistance action and it's supported by occupy l.a. as the movement evolves the nun this family is determined to keep their american
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dream from fading no way you shouldn't allow it to happen and you can always show resistance. in los angeles ramon the lindo r t. o r k keep building here in a moment with the latest business now. first. mission free accreditation free zones for charges free. range mince free risk free studio time free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media dog r t dot com. it was the strangest attempt of a military take on. the us president trying to overthrow
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our. super secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build a new most sophisticated robots which will unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything turns mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and worried. this is why you should care only. that welcomes a business russia's all major role c.f. could acquire oldish as in the russian british or t. in k b pay taking that total debt to more than that of the soviet union we're
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talking six a billion dollars in total with what was said was a will the company already knows it would mean loss if becoming the biggest oil company in the world as well known that poor explains all the latest for us. rules in the us is playing it's called close to its chest sea eagle searching is in the on the and sources suggest he's trying to broker a deal to create the world's biggest publicly traded oil. goes into would be the best stake in t.n. paid the twenty eight billion dollars in cash and shares being paid he calls his rough good blood. and it's fifty percent i buy b.p. at fifty percent by a zero console's he would pull russian like you know those two i could be so being told the rules here and so just they've signed a memorandum of understanding so their share in t a k t v is well this will likely
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happen in the future date rosneft know who to have the fifty or billion dollars in cash you need on hand complete both sides of the acquisition of one. particular position does go through in full it will create the world's largest publicly traded oil it will soon shoot rose we have to the front bring the world with you put it in perspective exxon mobil current largest producer two point three million barrels of oil per day and expanded rosia just three point one million barrels of oil per day . by case it could become the biggest public company i should say in a fits right in as agency said it might downgrade by b.p. . if the deal does go through. jim from there so explains what this would mean exactly what to avoid. the best structure that would avoid that with
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a low enough to avoid in must agree. at the same time for the government to be. beyond below fifty percent. complicated structure i think it will have. will have to use of the food payment structure so one of the partners may not get all that cash immediately probably will be getting in installments otherwise it will be too high or the government will be diluted below fifty percent. this is the market's now and check out wall street which is actually declining in early trade that's his job his claims of more than. a three month high it's why we're looking at the close right now not with losses than expected as well as some lots of disappointment all the trading trolls over in the u.s. the european stocks are magna mixed today that's really ahead of the e.u. summit actually kicked off now it's a two day summit vest is holding on to their positions the euro the common currency
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is still dropping actually now for you from one of my own time meanwhile the russian car is a is indeed makes as you can see that in the last thirty minutes of trade really out of the exit mark is they to all peg along with the price of oil off to the u.s. jobs data disappointed the market is now coming up in a few minutes here and i'll take we discuss iran's nuclear ambitions on the country's written tensions with academic dr alston to stay with us for that. iran's disputed nuclear program has managed to dominate headlines for years and today as us. continue debating over a potential strike against tehran a newly released court weighs the advantages and consequences of taking military action joining me now to talk more about this topic is dr alston long the associate
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professor of international public affairs at columbia university he's also the co-author of a new report titled weighing the benefits and costs of military action against iran thank you very much for joining me today thanks very much it's a pleasure to be here dr long a bipartisan group of national security experts are the authors and signatories of this extensive report according to your findings is iran's nuclear program currently a threat to the us president it's not a threat to united states iran's nuclear program is under international atomic energy agency destruction of the work that they had previously done according to the u.s. intelligence community on nuclear weapons it's been suspended so at present iran's nuclear program is not a major threat to united states the concern is that it could very rapidly become one how rapidly in less than a year according to some estimates another estimates more than a year a lot depends on whether you're talking.


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