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the week's top stories on today's news egypt's opposition calls for more protests as president merci refuses to scrap the referendum on the new myspace constitution . rebels in syria come together under one military command in more global calls to the government from using chemical weapons are increasingly seen as a pretext for intervention. to see palestinians that liberated as a militant group marks twenty five years in action israel places that will pressure to stop building more settlements.
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hello and welcome to our t's weekly news review. egypt's opposition is calling for more protests after president merci insisted on going ahead with a referendum on a new constitution which is viewed by many as discriminatory and even his decision to scrap the decree which had granted him almost absolute power was dismissed as a play on words for journalist true in cairo says his unexpected u. turn has failed to ease tension. it does come as a bit of a surprise at the moment as people were really thinking the president wouldn't move on his stance against the opposition forces demands yesterday saturday they had a meeting which was dubbed the national dialogue meeting between political party leaders the president and his cabinet notably some of the key opposition forces that form the national salvation front that are behind the protests and sit ins in the last few weeks not present the results of the controversial constitutional declaration would be revoked which of course is president morsi sweeping powers
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this is part of one of the demands of the opposition forces and widely seen as a good move however they run them on the constitution which the opposition forces see to be illegitimate as it was drafted by islamist countries in the creation constituent assembly would go ahead on the fifteenth and this is why the problem lies the opposition forces replied yesterday saying that the results of the beating were meaningless as the president hasn't seen to move forward with that demand against this referendum. that it was really just another form of deception this comes off the minute she stepped up security around the presidential palace in the last two days that you see to statement yesterday saying that they were calling for dialogue and this was the only way to get the nation out of its crisis implying that perhaps they were willing to take a role in the ongoing situation in egypt we've seen quite a lot of violence on the streets since this one second of november when this concept of the decree was announced by the president as rival groups have met in class which is actually the deaths of at least seven people on wednesday we have
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yet to see really what will happen in the in the coming future the president keeps by this referendum and i'm sure that the opposition forces won't move to really even though we had this development yesterday at this meeting they're still looking at a divided egypt political deadlock well middle east history professor lawrence davidson that says there is no chance most of the council the referendum that without dialogue the situation may spiral into civil war. he believes that if the vote goes and you get more sure as you get that constitution passed. and i think the opposition knows that you can do that there are four hundred they want to stop that but i think we're going to protest there's a leadership that was once here is that they want to start the process all over again it was zero so actually they want to see new election. and new
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orleans and new constituent assembly and a new constitution so what are you going to do you're going to try to kick them out of power if you try to change could match. new risks a civil war risk we're seeing the islamist into the students as long as population in. general i don't think we're. so we're it's a very very dangerous which shouldn't judge the good wife and switching she out do you. and it's what is on the books the media but morsi is willing to make some concessions but you're going to have to talk to him to get up just or so it's not work. now syria's rebels have joined forces on the one minute to come on which they hope will unite diverse groups in the west and backstop against a presence outside this week international community again voiced fears that the
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syrian government could deploy chemical weapons to defeat opposition fighters something damascus denies it's a chicken assesses whether the chemical arsenal is a real threat or pretext for intervention. u.s. official 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 . once and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there will be consequences we have sent a 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
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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 damascus 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 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
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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 to u.s. 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 and congress 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. 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 work to occur to american warships are
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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 syria's 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 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
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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. when they're in school to send the former chief of staff to second state colin powell says the u.s. could very well be preparing for a ground invasion. why in the world would we put patriot batteries on the turkish border ostensibly to protect turkey with the largest army and the most powerful army in the region indeed one of the most powerful in the world turkey needs no protection by us from that sort of thing and it would be utterly. utterly stupid for assad to attack turkey in that way so why are we doing these things that look like they aren't connected to reality unless reality is we're preparing the ground to intervene in syria 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
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putting out there for years now and i. we're looking at syria and iran be a combination that we would then take on and you're talking about in my view a conflict that becomes regional and maybe even wider. british police are probing the death of a nurse to hear how the media hype behind their son's suicide into the whole you just. saw off the break a mask that used to liberate palestinian that inch by inch israel refuses to abandon its settlement construction. which issues do just what their name implies they get between people and drive them
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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 wedge issue but 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 other way to shoes 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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you're watching news if you british police are investigating the death of a nurse who apparently committed suicide after a prank call about the pregnant duchess of cambridge user than this is death i did feel to the fire as media excitement over the wrong baby reached fever pitch his auntie's pretty voice in london. all this taking place against a backdrop of intense media speculation a real media circus a la the whole pos week i've got 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 baby's potential babies would be the one in six seating to the throne if it were. if they were delivered by c. section it would be the physician potentially deciding it is the successor to the british want to keep the we've seen bookmakers taking bets on what this baby might
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be called predictions that this will already be the most popular name in britain as soon as the name is announced and you know all this is taking place when there are other events taking place in the world still a crisis in syria protests in egypt it's all taking place against this backdrop and a lot of people saying that this media coverage of kate's pregnancy has really been rather disproportionate especially with this tragic twist that has now ensued now i'm joined by course q. they a long time journalist he's been following the story cause a tragic wake up call to the question here. it certainly should be. a very very tragic case the circumstances under which are still under investigation the real issue is of course the media which blew this up out of proportion i believe the daily mail we're still going to date a story broke the daily mail devoted fourteen put its first fourteen or thirteen pages of the newspaper one of the most read newspapers in the country to the royal
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baby we've just had the leveson inquiry you know a damning report about the state of the british media and now this you know it is this more 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 the monochord coverage they are devoting to your family and what consequences the abuse may have a new video individual's life if we had a media which was more reasonable this wouldn't happen if the suicide is actually proven to be related to what happened they have it now the june and duchess of cambridge have said that they're deeply saddened by the news 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
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disproportionate media coverage turned into a very tragic news story. garza's hamas leadership has vowed to keep fighting until the israeli occupation is over as hundreds of thousands of supporters turned up to celebrate the militant group's twenty fifth anniversary of mass is a political leader khaled mashal who runs the organization from qatar is now in gaza for the first time in four decades in a speech labeled as extremist why israel used to recognize that your state's intimacy because of its occupation because it comes amid a turbulent time for the region israel has refused to end its settlement expansion which has been denounced by the international community in the us the building of new settler homes near east jerusalem after palestine was granted nonmember observer status at the un the middle east expert says israel has even sowed nations with one of its allies generally. we really made it very clear that we are totally
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against the continuing new settlements in the west bank and in jerusalem because this will definitely make the two state solution impossible because if this building so going on the west bank will be split into the access to jerusalem will not be possible for the palestinians any more the reaction by mr netanyahu and others were very strong and unusually undiplomatic you could say just before his visit to berlin condemning the stand of germany and the fact that the foreign minister lieberman with some lame excuses did not come to believe and to meet his counterpart. foreign minister rest of ela also shows that the moment there are lots of tensions among the politicians in germany and in israel. and israel exports tons of fruit and vegetables cosmetics and other goods to the e.u. every year but it's not being labeled as made in israel some of these don't exactly
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originate from there and produced in settlements considered illegal under international law and now there are calls to ban such exports or at least in force more accurate labeling multi-speed all over investigates. produce of israel except this isn't israel this is the jordan valley in the west bank and this farm is deemed illegal under international law the european union imports around three hundred million dollars worth of products from here each year now a group of twenty two n.g.o.s from across europe is looking to highlight the issue and it's published a report in which it claims e.u. imports make the settlements viable because they are produced in illegal settlements which are contrary to international humanitarian law should be banned out of the european union now if this is not possible at least the consumers have to have the possibility to. to decide for themselves if they want to buy products which have been produced in illegal settlements your see farms this land is much
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concerned by the thoughts of european n.g.o.s he says he's here because his government told him it was ok to be here. because i was told he. saw it circled where i was told they could get it to morrow the state of israel told me it's time to go i'll go i'm told i'm an occupier when i go there was nothing. in denmark and the united kingdom goods coming from settlements in the west bank already has to be marked differently to denote that it's not from israel the collective n.g.o.s want to see this implemented europe wide here in europe there are many people with ties to the middle east region and they want to make sure they know exactly where their produce is coming from this is are you sure this comes from spain. is a palestinian living in germany she has family in the west bank and says the
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israeli checkpoints mean palestinian farmers are losing out to the settlers even even though you think they get jordan. israel checkpoints keep them at the checkpoints for days and. the son. and then you can't even a vegetable say anymore those behind the report into trade between the settlements in europe say they own trying to organize any kind of chant we're not talking about boycotting jews over here we're not talking about even boycotting israel itself we're talking about making a difference differentiating between. legal israeli products which should be watched by european citizens as much as the course they should and settlement products which are totally illegal and should be banned and people should not buy. online today there is international role reversal of nuclear aggression this time it's still wrong on south vietnam against united states atomic tests in nevada and
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washington accused of double standards snubbing ignorant nuclear watchdog. website . and check out a new mercedes that is extinct take the video of these new high tech eco friendly wheels including the threat of a comfortable cruising when the crowds. spain's beleaguered banks can breathe easier now the eurozone approved the forty billion euro rescue package for them in the first tranche of the bailout agreed in june it was worth a total of one hundred billion euros the public's not taking it well then as people continue to suffer from tough cuts other banks get a helping hand there's record unemployment crippling recession explain continue to deny that it needs a something bad. partition says the government has the crisis on itself. there is a fundamental flaw. which is. the government has basically
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taken over the banks the banking. bailout banks. money that is. the government intervening too much in the market. and we just saw the problem by a government with growing by printing the role of government by getting government to spend less and less and regulate less. comic back in order that's one of. the geography. here. so. failing companies being supported by government is only a very short term solution in the long term it is a disaster. you know and some of the day's other top stories but when the president hugo chavez spoken publicly for the first time about his successor after announcing he's suffering from cancer again the leader is to return to cuba for further
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treatment and surgery in the coming days during a speech on the state t.v. he named a vice president in. his placement should anything happen to him and news comes just two months after chavez was reelected in a tight. police aren't ruling party activists have clashed with protesters in the bangladeshi capital dhaka and these two people were killed nearly two hundred injured when the authorities fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds just as blocked roads and torched vehicles on the constitutional changes ahead of next year's elections. north korea may postpone its controversial rocket test for later this month it's given no reason for the delay but it's thought to be due to heavy snow around the launch site the secluded state insists it's only the once in a satellite but the u.s. japan and south korea are among those who think it's really conducting a ballistic missile test tokyo is threatening to shoot down the rocket if it poses
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a threat. hundreds of thousands of americans say they want to break away from washington residents across the land have some. and internet petitions saying they don't want to be part of the united states anymore and that has a story. tonight. or two liter here is that for a former colony won the right to determine its own best of it. will test the perfecting of our hero you have moved forward. four weeks following barack obama's reelection nearly one million americans have moved forward by campaigning to break apart all fifty states have filed online petitions with the white house requesting to peacefully secede from the so-called perfecting union a movement that's garnered more than thirty thousand signatures in north carolina
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where many like michael toggled. see independence as a symbol may twentieth a consistent one is the day that north carolina sated from the union and america's stars and stripes ripping at the seams there's no doubt in my mind that it is inevitable i mean something like this with the the debt this country has with the rolling disunion among in the among the people they can't last forever and that's through the lesson of history big empires always collapse on their own weight secession supporters like bernard first some say washington's weight of growing debt and loose wars government intrusion and a broken immigration system has become a bipartisan destructive force is beyond reform you can't reform that federal government whether it's the republicans in charge or obama basically the republicans are just as bad as far as we're concerned they're corrupt and are out of touch in southern former confederate states like north carolina culture and
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social issues play a big role for those like harold cruz who believes the us is too big and thus destined to fail north carolina and the south general. were different country already than the united states and we simply need our own government we have different values different belief systems critics have dismissed secessionists as disgruntled voters angry over president obama's second term however in this year thousand a presidential election obama became the first democrat in more than thirty years to win north carolina a red state turned blue with the promise of change four years later tens of thousands of voters in the very same state believe they'd be better off on their own. the average american the things they believe in and they're tired of the endless wars and here we are talking about invading iran now i can't think of anything more the white house meanwhile promises to review and issue an official response to all petitions with twenty five thousand or more. or signatories at
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least seven states fit that category the way used to be on the interstate driving along at fifty five miles an hour by ourselves with suspension as a goal and now we're being passed on both sides and lanes by people going faster than we are and it's amazing because here we were thought to be radical fifteen or ten years ago and now we're mainstream. a mainstream movement to move apart marina port ny out r.t. . coming up next to the a gold rush in columbia and the search for the next entry lost city of eldorado continues.
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