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top stories and today's news be gypsy opposition rejects the referendum on the new is the myspace constitution as they call for yet more protests. rebels in syria come together under one military command meantime more global calls to prevent the government from using chemical weapons are increasingly seen as a pretext for intervention we examine that this hour and see how massive vows to see palestinians liberated as the militant group marks twenty five years of action while israel faces growing international pressure to stop building more settlements .
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hello and a very warm welcome to if you just joined us is what i am here in moscow my name is kevin owen and you with r.t. the egyptian opposition announced it will boycott the referendum on the new constitution there saying the document fails to represent the whole nation president morsi has ordered the military to maintain security until after saturday's vote on the disputed draft is viewed by many as discriminatory jenna's spell trues got more from cairo. the national salvation front which is the coalition of opposition forces how the press conference they express their complete rejection of the referendum of the constitution which they say enforces dictatorial tendencies and the key economic and social rights they've called for more protests on choose to against this document and said that basically they will not stand down how this will be responded to by the president is yet to be seen in all of the speeches by the president and over the statements he's made he's firmly back the referendum on the street speaking to the protesters behind me as you can see gathered in front of the presidential palace they believe that his initial
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confusion that gratian which awarded him sweeping powers they said to me this evening was really to ensure that the constitution was drafted and put to referendum so the president's main aim really is they say how this constitution puts in place how he reacts to the to the boycott by the opposition forces i guess in there or not it's a huge boycotts nationwide or whether it is not large enough to make an impact behind me the republican guards have had a tank stationed outside the presidential palace they've also built a twelve foot concrete barricades however the protesters on friday in quite extraordinary scenes century overwhelm the republican guards and pushed through in front of the presidential gates where they are now people on the streets of the republican guard essentially stepped aside and so many leading many to believe the military perhaps not backing morsi to the same extent that he is saying they are he has called for them to secure the streets they're all fears that violence will escalate this bloody scenes on wednesday when rival groups clashed here just at the
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presidential palace between pro brotherhood pro presidential supporters and protest is leaving at least seven dead at the national salvation front themselves in this press conference said this referendum will really just simply increase division in the country and possibly to further violence as these protest groups maintain that positions so definitely the military may well we may see more tanks in the streets here in the. egypt has a civic crisis deep in his belt true with me just last hour their world the u.s. midterms made no comment on egypt's draft constitution even though it's criticised for and dividing basic freedoms geo political analyst f. william angle told me washington secretly supporting the muslim brotherhood to turn egypt into an islamic dictatorship you have the brotherhood which has been supported by the state department in the obama administration as a as an analogous vehicle to create a if you will an islamic dictatorship in egypt but they're pushing
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a block of gender a secret agenda much much like. masonry organizational sequence of cycles where the triads are the the hands of they're pushing an agenda on the population and the population rightly source was a skunk and i think this is the coptic christian groups are threatened if the book brotherhood gets its constitution and imposes sure real off. other groups of the world muslims for example sylvie their places of worship are under attack in egypt and likely will be increasing it so this is probably one of the most major earth here in intelligence projects of the last fifty years in islam is the u.s. government support of the muslim brotherhood to create islamic fascist regime you want to use the term across the islamic world cross the muslim world from afghanistan down through turkey into saudi arabia qatar and of course egypt. syria's rebels have joined forces on the one military command though which they
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hope will unite diverse groups in the western backed struggle against president assad this past week the international community again voiced fears that the syrian government could deploy chemical weapons to defeat opposition fighters that something damascus hotly denies the teacher can assess is whether the chemical arsenal is a real threat or simply a pretext for intervention. 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 a an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line 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
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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 fear there is 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
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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 to the 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. 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.
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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 patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming theater ballistic missiles or occur if 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
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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 out. to you as in the does the syrian political activist joining us on the line from london are the dots a lot of if if if this equation and there is talk about the possible use of chemical weapons this is the if i mean to deny is that you have a used chemical weapons on his people so therefore what is the u.s. and u.k. and says such a threat exists. well i think this new york a straight the high of fear surrounding the possible use of chemical weapons perhaps say something about what's coming next in terms of.
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chemical weapon use in syria however there's another side of the story recently there have been some troubling videos that we have seen on you tube and some other reports of of the jihadist groups in northern syria assessing some chemical materials with the name of. a turkish company on them and the background there was a music playing with this chant. it's very worrying they were conducting some experiments on conrad and judging by what we saw indeed i saw that video myself yes talking about it with the two rabbits in the press in there the person just saw that so it's difficult to verify but if it is not a bluff then this is this is very very worrying because judging by the fact of this gas it is a convulsing so it's it's it's so nerve agent and this is a dangerous development perhaps if you could also add the fact that the united
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states has recently started listing parts of the syrian armed opposition all of the armed opposition in syria as terrorist organizations that say something that probably aware that they're part of the of the armed opposition in syria and probably the dean most powerful of the armed of visitation who are the nasr front probably aren't possession of such materials and probably are planning to use them as they threaten indeed we showing that over your shoulder another video just talking about we got off the web it's a big graphic to show actually maybe we'll cut away from it just a bit. and our other face of america. the highlights in that in that video. it is reflected the dangerous if you will as she of such a group clearly and explicitly threatening of ethnic cleansing against certain sects in syria so i think the danger is that the west is aware of such
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materials in syria but at the same time it's going to be used against the syrian government as a pretext for intervention this is a scenario that worths so how does that all work in then with the fact that nato has no planes employ those patrick missiles on the syrian borders say the turkey many protection against any potential attack how likely scenario is that attack. well it would sound to me it professor really that turkey in its current form out of its army needs a protection from syria syria's not going to attack directly this is very this is very simple say as dogs troubles serious troubles going on so why would. they go in that sector of the battery at my cells are very likely to create a de facto no fly zone and the northern territory of syria consulate daves the military presence of the rebels and perhaps install the the new government
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that is western backed in. the northern part of syria it's very very unlikely that these factory or mass ours are to defend against the syrian intervention why would syria and to interfere on a cell in turkey can i say there's a lot of ifs here is that a wise as well why would the west need to step in intervening in syria is there a broader regional agenda. well i mean this is a very interesting question and that takes you back to the to the did this start of the syrian crisis and why the west chose that they take such an approach the syrian crisis and in my understanding i see two sides to this lorrie of how the west first it's syria's their geopolitical alliance with iran and hezbollah and their perhaps with the with russia so it's a it's there it's not it's not a western friendly country in its current format and probably the west realized that even with negotiations and smooth negotiations with the current ruling system
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in syria things aren't going to change much and probably they realize that changing by the hour is the only way forward to them the other and dimension is the energy and and since two thousand and nine qatar and turkey have been talking about a new gas line that is that extends from qatar. through syria to turkey and then to there to the european union with gas or resources this is very important because if this is to happen it will bypass russia and it will probably loosened a noose that russia currently has over the european union in terms of supply and gas. in western countries i see we're getting out there dr wilson thank you for giving a shit thought so it is appreciated thanks being on the line making the time that he has an adult syrian political activist with this. britain is heading towards
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five more years of austerity oh deary me the treasury chief insists that but will it help the country struggling economy one of the people in britain think about that we're talking about it anyway after this break. we'll go to the. science technology innovation hall the least of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. in the news a secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build
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the flag. again britain's heading into the future hand in hand with a sterile sadly with the government extending its massive cuts program for five more years that's in addition to the already existing cuts in public spending pensions will be ready to even more for those on welfare suffering as well marty sarah furthur a poet. well everyone now madly picking their way through the facts and figures and while was there a lot of one thing that was very very clear and that's in the u.k.
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to face even more austerity now what those figures showed us was that the u.k. economy is going to shrink by not point one percent by the end of twenty twelve now it sounds like a small amount but of course no sign of that all important in fact what we're seeing is that borrowing has gone up we seeing that the debt has risen and fallen and most crucially i think is probably the fact that the government have missed the reduction target so we're now facing an extended austerity program is going to take it's right away three to twenty eighteenth's a pretty gloomy outlook and this is what we were expecting a bit of course that's going to really not be what millions of families all across the again to one thing here and of course this is really going to see in real terms to speak to us more about this more thing statement by the chancellor today i'm
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joined by a labor m.p. and the public i said a public health minister thank you for joining us so the british economy is slowly healing according to chancellor george osborne what was your reaction to that well i thought that was a very silly statement the truth is every prophecy every target of. he has failed he has not met his targets he is not going to deal with the deficit as he said the road growth will grow and also there's going to be a huge cart made in benefits pavement to some of the poorest people because we are going to suffer the modes i was resolved to go to and there's no end to this all started something now i want to talk to about that because we saw that just one percent for the benefit of the welfare bill and that's less than inflation you know that's really going to hit a huge no. it's about forty seven billion pounds from the benefits bill and we're
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talking about farmers is a really on the bread line anyway even losing ten twenty pounds is a big hit i mean it's a very cold outside and it's a very cold prospect. pool because they are going to bear the brunt of the austerity caused by britain also doesn't know what he's doing thank you very much for joining us also say there's a lot of course the concern is if they won't pay anything the thing is that the one thing cutting through all the mess that the k. is going to be things that have to praise that they even talk. even more. so the first part of our team in the u.k. there some world news making headlines right now venezuelan president hugo chavez says spoken publicly for the first time about his successor after announcing he's suffering from cancer again leaders to return to cuba for further treatment of surgery like coming days during a speech on state t.v. he named vice president nicolas maduro as his replacement should anything happen to him that news comes just two months after chavez was reelected in the tight vote.
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this crowd you see here demonstrators are in norway's capital there protesting against the e.u. getting the nobel peace prize on the eve of the award ceremony that they accuse the e.u. of a lack of democracy and for maintaining a large military force while its people suffer through economic crisis among the main criticisms is that the nobel peace prize is supposed to be awarded to those who work towards disarming. 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 how much political leader khaled mashal who runs the organization from qatar is now in gaza for the first time in four decades and in a speech labeled as extremist by israel he refused to recognize the jewish state's legitimacy because of its occupation. the visit comes amid a turbulent time for the region israel's refused to end its settlement expansion
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which has been denounced by the international community middle east expert good to malik told us israel is even sad relations with one of its allies germany now. we really made it very clear that we are totally against the continuing new settlements in the west bank and in jerusalem because this will definitely make the two state solution impossible it 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 reaction by mr netanyahu all 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 to meet his counterpart our foreign minister rest of ela also shows that at the moment there are lots of tensions among the politicians in germany and in israel it's one twenty four am moscow time right
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after this break r.t. travels to the scorching nevada desert as our cameras show you what the famous burning man festival is really like. the legacy no one should be proud. of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spewing black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the burgen archipelago don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were they also expressed amazement. at how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously kenya where they saw it lags they still attracting
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a region tourists are barons work cons watch native cash that's why when. our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the bin you and put it at variance with central square that in the nine hundred eighty s. there was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain its own costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe in an archipelago is part of norway with a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the use of western most outposts now it's one of the last preserved relics. into the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades . i think it could be even more appealing for russians trying. to keep its
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presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit is far behind local shops so between. bill it is a big hit the defunct aren't curtain still helps keep the money flowing guys it's the russians in your film but you can't play the rubbles only they're also. the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like bond sport i think it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the let you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be on as this time to change even for the better is not always
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good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add the morning russian songs to die repertoire the audience called old the wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. gypsy the jolly camp was created in the fifty's and mass produced i think it came out of hand and it was. a battery powered. toy that when you turned it on he clapped cymbals together all crazy crutch this year i'm going to funny and i decided i wanted to make the most annoying thing i could
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think of it represents me so many ways. that. that's annoying picnic. as far as i am concerned i'm the richest person i know i just don't have any money but i live in one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen i'm with the people who love me the most and i get to. do this art form that i've come up with and i've started doing in the last four years and it's just opened my eyes to so many different things and it was all inspired by burning man and it was just a coincidence because i was making costumes for myself and i had decided to make myself a coat and as i was finishing it the first person that came over to visit me said
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what is that and i said that's my royal road because i had realized when i had put it on it wasn't just a fur coat it actually was a royal row and that's when i became. so the first person who came in and said i want one of those and i said well it's going to be for five hundred dollars because it's expensive to me he said no problem. and he had me custom it so he could put his ball cap on and put the below this cap inside the head so i have this little pocket here form and then. this is so. the reason i open the store was i do a lot of business online all over the world but i don't have a great connection with my community so i figured if i open the store and was visible the people that i want to connect with will come in.


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