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in egypt mohamed morsi might be giving in to opposition pressure off the tens of thousands converged on the presidential palace. a distant prospect. i would be. the one hundred forty plus billion dollar u.s. intelligence community as to weapons of mass destruction in the possession of another country. the u.s. and britain are increasingly building up a case against syria claiming it's preparing to use chemical weapons we look at iraq has been. seeking to change that. syria to step up help for the rebels despite the aid could fall into the hands of radical islamists. coverage of the u.k.
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with the suspected suicide of a now the focus of a media frenzy which some say. around the world on screen online international news from moscow the egyptian opposition is growing pressure on president morsi is starting to yield results following days of protests ending with friday's massive march on the presidential palace signs of a period that the islamist leader might give in to one of the key demands the controversial referendum on an islamic led constitution could be delayed but that still would not guarantee a resolution to the standoff as reported true he explains. the president may see the referendum here in egypt provided the opposition forces open dialogue with the president's without preconditions which people see on the streets as meaning
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without the rest the demands here the presidential palace doesn't say the spontaneous sit in overnight in protest of this controversial decrees that president morsi released two weeks ago which they see as a power grab and of course the constitution which is going to return the next week stacey's dismissed as it was written by an islamist dominated constitutional assembly overnight scenes here were tense as the mission brotherhood's gathered in nearby mosques to the presidential palace and there were rumors that they would march on the city and however that never happens the scenes were very calm after we witnessed extraordinary scene yesterday when hundreds of thousands of protesters just outside the presidential palace in front of republican guard barricades storms the republican guards who essentially stepped aside and let the. protesters through to the gates of the presidential palace to continue their protest right in front of the gates shouting leave morsi leave and against the constitution very emotional scenes here on the streets meanwhile the opposition forces in the national
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salvation front have said they will not budge they have a list of key demands which includes the referendum being stopped and also because of this contentious decree being revoked they said they will not speak to the president and until he listens to the demands of the moment the president is sticking by his guns to really we're still seeing a deadlock here in egypt meanwhile the egyptian army is back in the picture with its first statement since the protests erupted the military warned of disastrous consequences if the crisis is not resolved in vowed not to let that happen but some analysts fear the army's close involvement would mean the country plunging deeper into political chaos. at this point he should have known that gathering the trust and good will of the egyptian people is more important than any specific action he wants to accomplish so things are really very dangerous in egypt now and and i hope the violence will not follow these kind of confrontations in front of
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the presidential palace my fears are that the military may step in and clear clear the decks for himself i don't think it's dangerous in terms of morsi using the tremendous power to crush and kill thousands and thousands of egyptians i don't think he will go that route so my feeling is only from the military and military have a history of doing those things in egypt or elsewhere. and public outrage is also spilling on to the streets of kuwait later this hour we report from what was once thought to be one of the more stable gulf monarchies seems to be swept up by the next chapter of the arab spring. and still to come first british police are still giving no details about the death of a nazi was fooled by a prank telephone call about the pregnant duchess of cambridge on sunday only adds more speculation over the already headline grabbing story of britain's royal baby
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which has now taken a tragic twist is all to report some are suggesting the frenzy had already reached a feverish level of media coverage all this taking place against a backdrop of intense media speculation a real media circus the whole pos week news that kate middleton is pregnant we've seen discussions about whether or not kate could be having twins if kate has twins which of the babies potential babies would be the ones succeeding to the throne if it was if they were delivered by c. section it would be the physician potentially deciding it is the successor to the british morning we've seen bookmakers taking bets on what this baby might be called predictions that this will already be the most popular name in britain as soon as the name is announced all this you know when we've got real news taking place in syria political crisis in egypt and. the press much more interested in kate
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middleton's acute morning sickness i'm joined by cost curve in the studio here with me his lungs and journalist he's been following the story cost a tragic wake up call to the british media. certainly should be. very very tragic circumstance under which are still under investigation by the police but the real issue is of course the media which police are out of proportion i believe the daily mail which is still going to take a story broke the daily mail devoted fourteen its first fourteen or thirteen pages of the newspaper one of them. newspapers in the country to the royal baby just have the leveson inquiry a damning report about the state of the british media and now this you know it is this criticism for the british media in the way it's following these stories while there is other news taking place and internationally well again it should be but it isn't because the media is trying to deflect attention away and is calling for the hanging of the two great radio deejays the media is not questioning coverage they
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are devoting to. this may have been if the individual's life if we had a media which was more reasoned with us when that happens if the suicide is actually proven to be related to you to what happened today you have right now the junk and duchess of cambridge have said that deeply saddened by the news of the tragic news of this the death of the royal not so what should have been a joy for the pregnancy announcement has been you know some say because of the disproportionate media coverage turned into a very tragic news story just remind you can always check his twitter feed for more news stories london bureau has been following the protests in the city against. an activist threaten to shut down the company so that the negligible operation is paid in britain despite huge revenues videos and pictures from the. twitter page right now.
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britain has joined the us in claims they have intelligence suggesting syria might be preparing to use chemical weapons western countries have said the use of such weapons would trigger a foreign military intervention the situation. it is increasingly drawing parallels with the run up to the invasion of iraq ten years ago not as he spoke to former u.s. state department chief of staff lawrence wilkerson who was behind the report laying out the case for the iraq war and i asked him what he thinks is next for syria and how justifiable to feel about its chemical. i would be highly skeptical of any intelligence rendered by the one hundred forty plus billion dollar us intelligence community as to weapons of mass destruction in the possession of
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another country period i'm not violating any great confidence or any great prohibition in the intelligence community to tell you that we've known for years years that syria has chemical weapons stockpiles just as iraq had chemical weapons stockpiles for a while but the fact that president assad would be moving them around and preparing them for use against his own citizens within his own territory i frankly find her foster if i think that if we were to intervene in a substantial way that is to say we were to put troops on the ground marines soldiers and so forth and we were to do in syria what we began to do in march of two thousand and three in iraq it would be even worse than iraq i think also that it would be again a back door as a war into iran which is the as you well know the real threat that we've been putting out there for years now so i think you're looking at
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a combination here not just syria i think ultimately the target is iran in further efforts against president assad britain is looking to press its european partners to review the arms embargo on syria london says it wants to help rebel groups move greater aid and shipments of military gear but as. i think spain's the european military aid could end up in the wrong hands. well the u.k. foreign office has confirmed that this week britain is going to be thinking an amendment to the arms embargo on syria making it easier to help the opponents the syrian president bashar al assad now a foreign office official has said that the practical support is like eating three training and non-lethal equipment britta want to play a role in syria after the other side regime falls because. they would like to be involved. so therefore. wants to back the winning side. never will provide increasingly. with the trouble from. the counter i
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did far eventually. should you support. what will be the interests of the militia. here when they take power because the danger is that is new. leader of the opposition. twenty therefore if bashar al assad leaves power. in syria then for a part. in fact fight one another at the end of the day is going to be the syrians. who are going to decide not britain france the united states now currently items such as body armor and night vision goggles a caught up in that arms embargo and say the amendment would allow items like that to be supply of course throughout the conflict in syria we see in an increasingly fragmented
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opposition and say there is a lot of concern that the supply of any weaponry kidwell end up in the wrong hands nonetheless person will be pushing ahead this week thinking that amendment. u.s. is steadily approaching the fiscal cliff. do you know the fiscal cliff. do you think a lot of americans do you think most people are worried i think they are and i think that if i nor dildo buy nothing's really going to change because the economy think that he might think it'll change i just don't they're going to think about it. president asks if americans are prepared to say that's ahead. plus the russian city of sochi is gearing up to host the next winter olympics with preparations now in full swing and so coming up for you after a short break. would
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you choose do just what their name implies they get between people and drive them apart like a wage and these issues seem to always take the forefront in the media things like abortion gun rights marijuana legalization and the weather well the weather isn't really a west cost people sure talk about it way too much there's only so much room with the national discourse and the switch issues just eat up all of the time and attention but the thing is that there's a little something called the tenth amendment you know the one that says that any powers that are specifically delegated the federal government are reserved for the states and last time i checked the constitution doesn't have a special weed clause saying that marijuana has to be an all or nothing a national proposal and that goes for abortion and most of the wedge issues also there's a simple answer all these wedge issues just left the states make up their own minds but then again without wages shoes what would the mainstream media have to distract us with but that's just my opinion.
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this continues here on r.t. crowds are rallying in q.h. capital against the parliament elected last week under disputed amendment to electoral law protesters say the amendment changed voting rules to favor pro-government candidates seeing photos taken by our correspondent on the ground. and one of the oldest. has been shaken by a series of political crises israel is a crackdown on protesters unblocked the opposition's political moves developments largely unnoticed in the western world but all of this is energizing the resistance even more as lucy explains. the new dawn rises over kuwait tensions are simmering beneath the calm as those seeking political change are forced to wait another day. one sleepy community into
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a powerful nation although it's been ruled by the same family for more than two centuries kuwait is widely seen as the most democratic of the gulf monarchies get some young kuwaitis beg to differ there is a few countries with. pretty good feelings. in the people but. it's just. the government says that it is doing all it can to maintain stability supporters of the ruling family point out that it boasts a robust public life with electoral traditions and a vibrant parliament for youth activist dollars that's not enough the opposition consists of an unlikely alliance of youth groups hard line islamists and local tribes who are ramping up their calls for reform increasingly they've taken their message to the street for peaceful demonstrations have been met with an iron fist. beaten up by. the special forces. the sound. but on
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and after the march. on the street just being detained. critics of kuwait's government claim it turns a blind eye to alec. widespread corruption and the use of security forces to crush dissenting voices ask for the rule of law so we don't have a law we have a law that is being used whenever the government feels like using it through fear began years before the arab spring protests but have intensified over a series of political crises the opposition dominated parliament was dismissed earlier this year following a row with the ruling establishment the electoral law was then changed prompting many to boycott kuwait's most recent parliamentary vote the resulting divide is unlikely to be bridged anytime soon and it leaves the monarchy with an energized opposition eager to make itself heard. that literature like this was really more current than weeks it was now or what people are trying to i think the street that there are was the political system they want more reality the writing was actually
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what rights activists want to show us that lho isn't enough in this was true for you if you just say in the future how that future plays out well write the next chapter of the arab spring you see. kuwait. to some other world news now in gaza more than a hundred thousand people join celebrations marking the twenty fifth anniversary of the exiled leader khaled mashal addressed cheering crowds refreshing his state of the nation of liberating palestine and urging arab countries to support the palestinian resistance with weapons and money he also spoke about burying the hatchet with the rival fatah group representatives are vital to the event. he was arrested a suspect accused of involvement in killing the us ambassador to libya in september the kitchen intelligence sources say the man is believed to be a member of a missing group the suspect has also been accused of transporting weapons from
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libya to egypt's. former prime minister silvio berlusconi is announce he is to run . office in next year's parliamentary elections the flamboyant seventy six year old tycoon says he wants to lead the debt ridden country out of the financial crisis he stepped down in disgrace last year with italy on the brink of financial disaster and has since been convicted of tax fraud. well there's less than a month left before the u.s. decides whether to make drastic spending cuts and raise taxes to reduce the debt or come up with other solutions it's feared an abrupt attempt to shrink the debt could send the economy sinking straight into recession that is resident as in new york to find out what people there think. america is about to go over the fiscal cliff are you worried what should we do about it this week let's talk about that do you know the fiscal cliff. do you think a lot of americans do so then why is the media talking about it incessantly well i
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i guess i'm not as informed as i should be but i just kind of figure it might work out do you think most people feel that way you know you think most people are worried i think they are and i think that if i ignored it all go away do you think calling it something like the fiscal cliff minimizes it yes or no i definitely agree that it's a complex problem i don't think it simplifies it though i think it adds an element of panic or fear looming. doom and the media loves that yeah i do think there's actually something to worry about or do you think it's something the politicians and the media used to distract us from what's really going on politics and media for sure so what's really going on that they're distracting us from. their own personal agendas if they're not really trying to work together there are three business channels running twenty four hours a day and it's good news nothing else is happening we're already caught in one so we move on and we just talk about the fiscal cliff correct i always carry everybody
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everybody in their system even though nothing's really going to change because the economy sucks anyway oh i think it'll change i just don't think they're going to i think about whether or not americans are worried about the fiscal cliff the bottom line is the media is milking the crap out of the phrase while realistically nothing drastic is probably going to happen. this weekend the world's best figure skaters are testing the olympic ice in russia's results city of sochi the countdown is in full swing with just over a year left until the winter games and all these meeting a question of reports from the next olympic city. there is just over a year until the actual winter olympics get underway but still if this task competitions give us a chance that the construction is almost over and that the city will soon transform into the world capital of the winter games this weekend is all about pushing the new venue through their paces of course all eyes are right now at this iceberg
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a rina ice rink which is right behind my back it's a new twelve thousand rink which is part of a cluster of ice sports venue suites have been or are still being built along the black sea coast now its brand new sparking doors have just been opened for numerous competitors from around the globe and it seems no matter how they would actually do at the event they will sure go back home pleased with all this new facilities now and offer this weekend is all about testing the new venue yes however it also provides an exciting taste of what's still to come out. during those permanent trees drug lords and no seemingly international corporations next to look at those behind columbia's four decades of war with itself i'll be back with more news in thirty five minutes.
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wealthy british stock. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy.
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there are no holds. headlines to report. her to cut. as. most of the mines in segovia have passed into the hands of citizens who
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established small companies and have exploited them for many years now. at the mine one hundred thirty workers bring the or to the surface like ants carrying it on their backs from a depth of three hundred meters. or out by the side. trying not to make it too heavy so you can walk.
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it depends. there are times you make two and a half to three million that's twelve hundred euros because the mine is rich you can even make four or five million. give me middle of the gold miner works hard for fifteen days to one man the minute . and then he goes out and in one week spends it all on drink on women and passions everything he made in a month. it's ok. that is why in a place so rich there is such great poverty. often
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the mines are a stone's throw away from homes the residents dig wherever they think they can get lucky. up on. this one hundred ten meters about forty five degrees. for the time being we haven't reached the vein we're getting closer to us by then production will be twenty grams a load. they were rich it will have a good year old. right of it we can.


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