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the storming the barricades egyptian protesters and tens of thousands pass through security barriers a presidential palace. quits with live pictures right now here on r.t. . a british student faces jail after being found guilty of involvement in cyber attacks on global online payment systems in support of wiki leaks. multi-billion dollar project. pipeline from russia. europe's appetite for gas. around the world on screen online international news and comment live from moscow c
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gyptian protesters and their tens of thousands are outside caro's presidential palace they simply pass through barricades that were erected to keep them back reports suggest security forces have stood aside and are nowhere to be seen these are live pictures of the protest it's the. are against mohamed morsi and his refusal to rescind a disputed draft constitution the crowds want him to resign and the opposition is calling this rally a final. and refused to hold talks with his regime we'll bring you more from the scene in a few minutes when we talk to true based reporter among the crowd outside the presidential palace. of the syrian rebels have declared the country's main international airport a military zone warning civilians and approach of their own risk the u.s. is concerned rebel breakthroughs could force the government into a chemical attack something the white house says would trigger foreign intervention washington reportedly believes president is preparing to use chemical weapons and.
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reports allegations could 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 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 plain sight seeing 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
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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 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 twenty 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
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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 to go us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present. of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair to the bush and congress are right 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. a 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.
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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 patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming fire ballistic missiles or aircraft the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks have 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
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invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check out. the u.s. is expected to endorse the syrian rebels as the sole legitimate voice of the syrian people in the next few days to have a new political analyst a professor at the university in jordan believe the hype around syria's chemical arsenal is being used as justification the purpose of drumming up these allegations about syrians. funding the usage of of chemical weapons is either to justify a military intervention in syria or to justify arming the rebels were qualitatively about the weaponry especially. in the size. of the stabilize a legitimate government of things go in the direction of that i haven't. from the
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front of the lobby another but on a large regional. a student has been found guilty in a british court of involvement in a cyber attack on global online payment companies. most a card would targeted after it blocked all funds meant for whistle blowing site wiki leaks the twenty two year old who has maintained his innocence is no facing jail sentence or smith is following the case the crime is basically a revenge attack against those companies that blockaded wiki leaks pay pal master card fees and other online payment companies they banned wiki leaks from taking payments through their organizations which essentially brought with you to its knees and anonymous the act the online activist organization then. put this block on them as well as distributed denial of service attack christopher weatherhead has been convicted of participating in that attack and now this is
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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 christopher 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 he could receive for this crime is ten years in prison but it's pretty interesting to know all of the crimes that also carry a maximum sentence of ten years and they include some extraordinary things if you compare this impairing the. of computers they include threats to kill also rioting
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right down to some sex offenses involving children and also burglary with intent to rape so it's a really extraordinary list of crimes that also carry this same sentence. with reporting from london still ahead india is ready to flex its muscles in the south china sea as a country prepares to stage its claim for huge oil and gas fields again. uncompromising beijing plus. the u.s. senate received to the medicine from. the travel ban on russians accused of breaching human rights. stories to the ambitious multi-billion dollar pipeline is now officially under construction the project brings together europe's biggest energy. russian gas pumps straight to the continent. reports all of this crude winter take it may not sim like it but this beach is
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a gateway to sun the sun you russians during their holidays and this also become a gateway for russian gas into europe this day march the start of the construction of one of the most ambitious uncertain expensive supply systems on earth no surprise there was plenty of groundbreaking ceremony such as to be importance being placed on the project president clinton himself was here the. black sea to bulgaria and on to greece and austria the project was dreamed up to the idea the more. the was to move pipelines the more secure the delivery to customers will be now it's a need that arose from transit countries ukraine in particular destructive deliveries on the number cajuns and the fifty. the sand up the pipeline will be
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owned by russian energy giant gazprom the fastest but its least germany however may need to europa question whether this project is different media 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 is the big question will be hoping beyond choppy waters to face our own very c.e.o. they will be going directly and well back to our top story the tens of thousands of people protesting against egypt mohamed morsi alcide his presidential palace in cairo for more on this we're joined from the scene the boy reporter true about what exactly happened how did the crowds make it past the barricades in truth the presidential palace area. we saw what is cryonics. to
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storm the republican guards barricades and flooded into the streets outside the presidential palace where they are now as you can probably see behind me there are hundreds and thousands of protesters who met in the middle because there's a barricades on either side of the streets the karni chanting against the muslim brotherhood's the president and the constitution how this happened we're not entirely sure. protesters i've spoken to said that sensually the republican guards just stepped aside and let people cast first people worried that this might be a sign of some kind of trap or actually all the people were saying maybe they just felt that the hundreds of thousands of people because it has now stretched to hundreds of thousands of people just overwhelmed the guards and they just thought it would be safe to let people through at the moment you can see fro testers stretching into the horizon as they chance against president morsi vowed to stay here all night and we saw a similar protest near the presidential palace just
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a few days ago and those ended in violence you were reporting on those on those incidents although any signs of clashes now. right now the scenes are quite jubilant so we haven't heard of any violence yes it seems that they've been adamant we've had reports of the republican guards who erected these barricades on thursday and praising this curfew after violent clashes there actually standing on top of tanks with protesters who would chanting at the protests the chanting against the mostly they don't appear to be doing anything about the crowds we have an absence here of all pro president supporters which actually helps in terms of violence as most of the clashes have been between rival protest groups meeting and then the scene times violence so i think at the moment we've got quite calm scenes with people actually dancing and singing there's a lot of drum beats and what they call the football chants the ultras football charms so the moment is more jubilant than violence any changes in the political
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situ. well following his address to the nation last night. one recent development we had is the justice minister came out and said that the president might consider delaying the referendum if opposition forces agree to dialogue and to engage in dialogue without preconditions not entirely sure what this statement means but it is a sign that perhaps the president is mulling over potential talks with opposition forces other than not to of course the president said in his speech to the nation last night that he would hold talks with opposition leaders on saturday which is tomorrow to talk about the problems that they have with the constitution and the concept of decoration which many seems to have said is a massive power grab by the president the reaction by the coalition of opposition forces the national salvation front was an absolute no they refused they said to talk to the president in these circumstances when he hasn't listened to any of data months and in the background so it's really very violent bloodshed as i mentioned
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before there were very violent scenes in the streets of cairo wednesday or so seven dads from both sides of the rival groups so really we're still in a deadlock all during this near mateys news from the president from the justice minister is a sign things may move forward in the future well thanks a lot for true live from the egyptian capital and i'll be back with more international news with the news team in just a few moments this is r.t. live in moscow stay with us. it's perched atop a jaw drop and the view from the kremlin stretches as far as the eye can see apt for a city to all of siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it was bypassed but a chance i bear in railway but the balls cremains a spiritual center.
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scenes like these are a yearly occurrence thousands of orthodox worshippers did themselves in blessid water to commemorate the baptism of jesus. in the fifteen eighties the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslims. surrounded by enemies the balls to be their stronghold constructed on top of the city but soon enough it became an economic siberian oil of its time bringing in a third of all russia's state revenue put the location had of the uses for the russians the russian crowd a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists will stand here and drove. there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at
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least once they made it from paris to siberia. but the city also serves up some bit of irony for the russian royal family after the bolshevik revolution. this is the office was nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they were the fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves whilst leaving this ordinary normal countryside lifestyle they even had those of us but within the year the czar and his family would be dead. sure is that so much experience i mean to see these people at the rise of civilizations for over a century they have been predictions of western decline given the global financial crisis that started in two thousand and.
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three couldn't take three. three. three. three. three. three. videos for your media project free video dog hearty dot com. if you're just joining us for a welcome news continues now here in r.t. india is warned it's prepared to use force to secure its economic interests in the south china sea it's beijing had deliberately hampered its rivals oil and gas
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exploration if it's going to spin off reports if they can't settle their dispute amicably there are others who are ready to take full advantage. as china and india rise economically 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 with government. 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 accused chinese boat of sandwich dodging
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exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests hopefully as i said they choose not to lead to a longer term conflict but you know it's it's a newly inevitable because both countries have a large missions are 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 crash for neither china or india to pass up wasn't really worth a proper between a true economic power houses says it may be a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses 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
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yes there west strike to depict this expansion by both china terms of the last. four holes that the girl. that wall is a military clash so if powerhouses can't share in the carriage go to some other players already on the sidelines. or cheat now some other news from around the world five people have been taking the law for a one metre high tsunami hit the argue province in japan was triggered by a seven point three magnitude earthquake that struck the eastern coast after shocks felt as far away as the capital tokyo the tsunami alert has now been lifted in two thousand and eleven the quake in the same area cause a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant. palestine's hamas party has invited for how to his twenty fifth anniversary celebrations in gaza the move is seen as a sign of warming relations between the parties after splits caused by hamas
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winning power in gaza six years ago it's believed israel's latest military operation which killed over a hundred people has pushed the two sides to cast aside their differences. in britain and as you answer the phone to call is playing a prank on the hospital on the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge is understood to have committed suicide the center saldana who transferred the call was found dead in central london two australian radio deejays pretending to be the queen and prince charles phoned the hospital while the duchess was being treated for illness linked to pregnancy. and athens greek youths clash with police during a rally marking the fourth anniversary of a deadly shooting by police to gas was used to disperse the angry mob one of these twenty eight people were detained six cars were reportedly set alight back in two thousand and eight a policeman shot dead an unarmed fifteen year old sparking mass protests the officer received a life sentence two years later. russia is to deny visas to american officials
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who violate human rights the eye for an oil response from moscow came after the american senate approved a travel by a member of russians facing similar accusations. coming off as more than 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 countries is 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 offense 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 posterous to hear human rights complaints from the united states where torture and
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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 now we know that this could have been of course a more joyous day for the two countries done with risky act was tacked on to the repeal of the so-called jackson that an 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 to flow. british foreign secretaries have
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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 negative feelings between the two former cold war foes the united states and moscow dimitris next with. dmitri more signs that the crisis in europe is far from over that's why the central bank in germany has said that basically these g.d.p. growth forecast has been downgraded and lowered well for germany to be affected. it is looking at the implications in business all. right thanks a lot to me. culture is that so much about the taxpayers' money maintaining it is a shame if a lot of people have areas to rise and fall of civilizations for over
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a century they've been predictions of western decline given the global financial crisis that started in two thousand and. six still in the goal of this bill and all of this no no no no no because we're going to look at the experience before syrians are good enough to call our god. there for service. so. they forced to ship molestations before college. and. they are all here to make. a chimp and the client. to speak the language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on all t.v.
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my own welcome to business i'm dmitri medvedev here upset largest economy germany has downgraded its outlook for economic growth for this and the next year with industrial production slowing the bundesbank sees g.d.p. to grow point seven percent rather than the previously forecast one percent while in two thousand thirteen growth will be four times slower than anticipated i mean i talked to on goes campbell from london capital group he says it's not a surprise. we saw the european central bank yesterday they downgraded their forecasts the euro zone expecting the euro zone economy to contract throughout the whole of next year we seen downgrades to be u.k. growth for two thousand and thirteen and now of course the been this buying have.


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