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old freeboard video for your media project really oh god or to. president morsi is public refusal to curb his powers also spend constitutional changes further in theory the difference as the opposition rejects of support for talks and misses war protests on friday. the multi-billion dollar medals all three new projects finally breaks ground the pipeline aims to directives that is while europe's appetite for gas. and china and india face off in the scramble told by sources of the south china building up their military and throwing accusations to stake their claim.
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that five o'clock here in moscow you're watching r t with me to say new protests are expected to involve the egyptian capital with president morsi as much anticipated state saved address freedom to call public anger the opposition is disappointed with most ease refusal to resign to the disputed draft constitution and scorning friday's rallies a final ultimatum to the country's leader curry base a reportable drew an r. g.'s tom botton off one of the developments for us. president mohamed morsi basically stuck by his decisions he said in his speech he said this consulate curation which was very contentious going to people described it as a power grab was essential basically in the transition period to democracy and very important protecting the constituent assembly which drafted the constitution to that we get to this point we're going to have a referendum on the constitution next week he also blamed third parties for the violence that we saw on the streets in cairo on wednesday between anti and pro
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brotherhood supporters he said that third parties backed by foreign funding had infiltrated the groups and caused the violence and he blamed some opposition groups he said those serving the remnants of the former regime to overthrow his legitimacy authority and basically rejected any use of violence in the form of protesting however he did call for dialogue and he asked opposition forces to meet him on saturday the eight to december to talk through some of the points that they have with this constitution the coalition of opposition forces who are running a sit in into her square the national revolution front issued a statement saying that they would not have dialogue with the president until he was since his decree thousands gathered at the presidential palace in opposition to president morsi is decision my colleague tom barton who was there on the scene and has this report some of the protesters behind me are trying to move the barricades that have been put up by the army in front of the presidential palace. a very tense
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stand off a fairly large crowd. chanting slogans such as we want the downfall of the regime calling the last thing you. just said you must know how much more seems so foolish as it was here in the day was the side of my face and there was this it was a standoff between pro and anti mohamed morsi protesters some of the country's top judges. the opposition like the people here on one side very much against iraq which they say doesn't provide enough rights for minorities the women in egypt the political situations of free trade dockage the violence we saw last night think they repeat it or just fight the army and security services past us. instead of uniting the nation mohamed morsi is address seems to have divided it even for
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them but also a lead for us a counterterrorism adviser to the u.s. congress says that despite the opposition's determination to make morsi backed down has a strong chance of keeping the new policies handed himself. and the country is clearly split but mr morsi is strong because he has many institutions under his control the parliament the presidency the upper layer of the army now has replaced many officers in his calculations on december the fifteenth he will win because the most organized force now in egypt at least for the next few months is the muslim brotherhood and their allies the salafist they've gotten a majority in in the parliament with allies of course they've got the president elected with allies and now some of his allies have abandoned him but they don't have the strength to organize and reach out to citizens the way the muslim brotherhood have so this looks like a recipe for a long. civil uprising against the government i am not sure that this is going to
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go immediately into what people think could be a civil war unless acts of violence are going to continue day after day and that's what there's no morsi was concerned about. syrian rebels have declared the country's main international airport a military zone warning civilians in the airlines they approach at their own risk the u.s. is concerned a rebel breakthroughs could force the government into a chemical attack something the white house says would trigger foreign intervention washington reportedly believes president assad is preparing to use chemical weapons and as artie's gannett you can report allegations can be all it takes. u.s. officials said intelligence agencies have detected that assad's government has been preparing its chemical weapons stockpiles for possible use the obama administration's message to syria the u.s. is ready to act if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there
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will be consequences we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line next how does america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we feel there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries during creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans america's itself says it would be suicidal for them to do so but with the fear and the hype building up over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in syria it
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seems the u.s. might be preparing grounds to jump the gun on this one the jumping the gun scenario is not new for the u.s. almost ten years ago the bush administration confidently presented false evidence to invade iraq we have and descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails in beijing triggered a civil war that killed more than one hundred thousand innocent iraqis and years later all washington had to say about this was the president thought it was correct congress thought it was of course i regret that it turned out a lot of it was wrong in the run up to the iraq invasion the us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present ever of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair. bush who writes now that the u.s. has drawn a red line on syria it has made it clear it's ready to take action but how i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of.
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credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to. take action if that eventuality were to occur to american warships are already near the syrian coast with some. one thousand u.s. marines and dozens of fighter jets on board on top of that nato is sending american german and dutch batteries of patriot anti-aircraft missiles to turkey's border with syria meaning hundreds more u.s. and european troops will be deployed to the frontier nato says deploying patriot missiles along syrian borders is a defensive step to prevent syria from attacking turkey i don't think there's any requirement whatsoever for patriot batteries on the ground in turkey again the
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patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming theater ballistic missiles or aircraft the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks of the most powerful military establishment in the region the largest army in nato and intervention in syria will be as bad if not worse than what we experienced in iraq the pentagon said they would need seventy five thousand troops to secure syria's weapons of mass destruction the question on everyone's mind is are they seriously considering that kind of a mess of intervention because that could mean another you rock coming soon and the invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. instead of issuing warnings for the syrian government the international community should be concerned about anti acid fighters using chemical weapons that's the view of middle east expert tawfiq honeyed. i don't see that the are so the regime style is the style that will likely use the chemical weapons
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against his people and how however when it comes to the jihadists attacking him. in the last moments you never know what can happen again these jihadists what is important to mention a vital issue here that the jihadists are even more dangerous if they got this chemical weapons in their head so if you're told that the regime may use this chemical weapons of possibility that the jihadist will use it again with their opponents will be much much more all the jihadists have no problem to behead people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no his it is to use any form of whip around to really like control any place. religious believes and ideology. and there's unverified evidence are suggesting there anti outside forces may actually be seeking to launch a chemical attack of their own party dot com we have a video where an alleged rebel fighter uses a deadly gas on animals promising to do the same to government supporters.
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a student has been found guilty in a british court of involvement in a cyber attack on global online payment companies pay pal visa and master card were targeted after it blocked off funds meant for whistle blowing site wiki leaks the twenty two year old who has maintained his innocence is now facing a jail sentence live now to our it is laura smith who is in london laura what exactly is the man accused of christopher weatherhead has been found guilty of. yeah he's already been convicted as we know but he is waiting for sentencing and the crime is basically a revenge attack against as you mentioned those companies that located wiki leaks. master card fees and other online payment companies they they banned wiki leaks from taking payments through their organizations which essentially brought with you to its knees and anonymous the active online activist organization then
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this put this block on them as well a distributed denial of service attack christopher where the head has been convicted of participating in that attack and now this is a crime it's a crime that's called conspiracy to impair the operations of computers but it is ultimately a crime of protest would anonymous were doing was saying you know you can't as big organizations cut off wiki leaks from their funding without seeing some kind of retribution and this was the retribution that they planned and computer activists here in the u.k. are saying that the criminal justice system really by finding kristen weatherhead guilty is sending a message basically that financial institutions can cut off organizations with impunity but when the people try to fight back there's hell to pay the full force of the law comes down on them now as i say. christopher weatherhead is waiting for sentencing at the moment he's already been convicted but the maximum sentence that
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he could receive for this crime is ten years in prison now obviously we have the judge will consider the extent of his involvement with the group he says that he was a very peripheral figure that he was in charge of anonymous is online chat rooms but we've also spoken to a solicitor who says that ten years is the maximum amount of time that he could receive in prison for this but it's very unlikely that he will get that amount of time he says it's like getting seven years in prison for stealing a chocolate bar because seven years is the maximum sentence for theft but it's pretty. the thing to know and you can see on the screen i think if we bring this graphic up for you the other crimes that also carry a maximum sentence of ten years and they include some extraordinary things if you compare this impairing the operations of computers they include threats to kill also rioting possession of firearms right down to some sex offenses involving children and also with intent to rape so it's
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a really extraordinary list of crimes that also carry this same sentence and of course the point is that this was a crime of great crime a protest it wasn't it wasn't a crime which chris for weatherhead one to profit from the other interesting thing about this is that it ties into another story that we've been covering extensively here on r.t. about conglomerates not paying their taxes the little people against the big people is really what this this in congress is against big businesses pay pal is a company that owned by a it's a giant it's california based it's a company that's worth eleven billion dollars every year it's been accused of being an offshore bank and being closely linked to governments and yet according to a sunday times investigation they are not paying the proper amount of tax here in the u.k. they paid only one point two million pounds worth of tax in two thousand and ten when in fact despite when in fact they made profits of around one hundred eighty one million which equates to
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a tax bill of around fifty one million pounds according to estimation. laura smith in london thank you very much for that update we'll see what the final sentence will be then. so i had this ally india is already to flex its muscles in the south china sea as a country for this team staking a claim for a huge oil and gas bill they're going to come from i think eighteen. plus the us senator received some tit for tat medicine from moscow in response to fit into slap a travel ban and russian thank you for breaching human rights that's another international story to show. a forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in prison and charged with
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possessing materials to make explosive device all because of his rather unusual wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon here rated custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch she was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion.
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fever. thousands into slaves. but also i'm a brother. and sister were. stay here if it. says multinationals. make you the cash cow to be milked dry at least i think that in this country is gold medal logie as an environmental cost which is an acceptable local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals in order to protect our lives our families and to work in peace. we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups what price is colombia going to pay. the full. effect on r.t. .
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you're watching our construction of them bushes multi-billion dollar south stream pipeline is finally about to start the project brings together europe's biggest energy giant sand will see russian gas pumps straight to the continent ideas medical reports. also on the school's winter day in may not sim like it but this beach is a gateway to fun and sun in the summer when you russians during their holidays and now this place will also become a gateway for russian gas into europe this day marks the start of the construction of one of the most ambitious and certainly expensive energy supply systems on earth the gulf stream pipeline will go directly from the black sea to bulgaria and on to greece italy and austria the project was dreamed up under the idea the more the merrier in other words but the more pipelines the more secure the delivery to
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customers will be now it's a need that arose from transit countries ukraine in particular disrupted deliveries on a number of occasions and the cost fifty percent of the pipeline will be owned by russian energy giant gazprom the rest us but with its leave france and germany however may need to europa question whether this project is if it needed critics say that a whopping twenty billion dollars cost for a pipeline is way too much especially in current times of economic recession but it seems these fears are not enough to stop a project like this was the big question will be hoping beyond the choppy waters that faces are on the very seat they will be going directly on to. their whole stories to catch up with online including russia's prime minister who gets a grilling from journalists believe it or face questions once again infamous pussy riot case the current defense ministry scandal and allegations that political
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screws up being tightened at georgie dot com to find out what the prime minister had to say. but also the right to follow petition inspired some bizarre ideas in america with one bright spot collecting signatures whether you move government to build the kind of space station. thank. god. india has warned it's prepared to use force to secure its economic interests in the south china sea it's after allegations that beijing had deliberately hampered its rivals oil and gas exploration efforts as r.g.c. gold piece going off reports if they can settle the dispute amicably there are others who are ready to take full advantage. as china and india rise economically
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their military muscles are growing as well both need energy to keep that kind of growth going and that may be putting the two asian giants on a collision course because of the mess that nationalism the indian government cannot afford to be seem to be weak in dealing with china obviously a higher power would make the government pop up over two hundred billion barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas that's more than the vast majority of the world's energy rich nations have all hidden under the south china sea china claims most of the territory for itself but india has also managed to get access by buying a stake in a vietnamese gas field shortly after hanoi accuse chinese boats of sandwich dodging exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests hopefully as i said that should not be leading to a longer term conflict but you know it's it's an inevitable because both of
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these countries now large ambitions of becoming global actors and players both china and india have been pumping billions of u.s. dollars into their armies and navies holding drills on a regular basis and beijing has also announced its police will soon start to board and inspect foreign vessels surely the vast oil reserves in the south china sea are just too big of a cash for neither trying not working here to pass out because i really want a conflict between the two economic power houses so is it really a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses and that would make it easier for other countries to take a bite of the vast resources the u.s. has long been increasing its economic and military presence in the region this in yes there west strike to pick this expansion by both china in terms of the last. four holes that the last thing that they want is a military clash so if the two eastern powerhouses can share nicely they catch me
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very well go to some other players already prowling on the sidelines you've got this going on of our team. now some other news from around the globe five people have been taken to hospital after a one metre high tsunami hit the me argued province in japan was triggered by a seven point three magnitude earthquake that struck the eastern coast with aftershocks felt as far away as the capital tokyo to not be a lead has now been lifted in two thousand and eleven a similar quake in the same area caused the meltdown at the nuclear plant. pearlstein hamas party has invited far tard to its twenty fifth anniversary celebrations in gaza the move is seen as a sign of warming relations between the two parties out of spirits caused by hamas winning poet in gaza six years ago it's believed israel's latest military operation which killed over one hundred people has pushed from us and fatah to cause aside the differences. in athens greek use clash with police during
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a rally marking the fourth anniversary of a deadly police shooting tear gas was used to disperse an angry mob well at least twenty eight people were detained a reported six cars were set alight back in two thousand and eight a policeman shot dead in an arm to fifteen year old sparking mass protests the officer received a life sentence just two years later. russia is to deny visas to american officials who violate human rights the eye for an eye response from moscow came after the american senate approved a travel ban on a number of russians facing similar accusations. governor of has more on a fresh diplomatic spat between moscow and washington. the diplomatic row was sparked by a provision a controversial provision and u.s. passed legislation that essentially normalizes trade relations between the two
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countries dubbed as the magnitsky act after moscow attorney who tragically died in two thousand and nine russian custody the legislation seeks to name and shame russian officials allegedly involved in corruption and effect effectively forbids them from traveling to and investing in the united states now this move was met with a furious response here in moscow with the russian foreign ministry saying publicly that it is nothing quote but a vindictive desire to counter russia in world affairs it is quote perplexing and prosperous to hear human rights complaints from the united states where torture and kidnappings are illegal in the twenty first century they went on to tweet that quote apparently washington has forgotten what year it is and still thinks the cold war is going on the u.s. decision to impose visa and financial sanctions on certain russian citizens is like something out of the theater of the absurd russian foreign minister say sergey lavrov had said that in response russia will be imposing a similar travel ban against american officials accused of human rights violations
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now we know that this could have been of course a more joyous day for the two countries done with miscast was tacked on to the repeal of the so-called jackson that a amendment to this has was imposed in the one nine hundred seventy s. and effectively was a result of the cold war but now that russian trade relations are normalized we do have this new diplomatic spat over the magnitsky act now the reaction in europe to this has been quite mixed we heard from two former british foreign secretaries who have called for a similar ban to be imposed in the u.k. meanwhile the french ambassador here in moscow had said that his country is not going to be following suit with that kind of legislation so again mixed reaction but certainly a lot of theory and. feelings between the two former cold war foes the united states and moscow. drugs gold and paula thank radiance of colombia's.
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war next to. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life for some traditionally the nets people are nomadic reindeer herders and though in many ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in their trade . another weekend will be preparing for the winter and living around more and more every spring to summer depending on the past is on the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the tata see here for families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just
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a job for the people in fact they say it's a part of their entire culture heritage and way of life and back they say that they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation if it's one dollar equipment and clothes and covers for the outside a nice side of. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not even marked for boarding school. in the knesset students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even more arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded and named for. a scientist who wanted. better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many say they don't want to trade the modern life for their beloved tundra. i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside
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there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see it's a joyful sight. a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come.


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