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week's top stories and of the latest news egypt's opposition rejects of the referendum on the new islamist based constitution as they call for yet more protests. rebels in syria come together under one military command meanwhile more global calls to prevent the government from using chemical weapons are increasingly seen as a pretext for intervention. and hamas valve's it to see the palestinians liberated as the militant group marks twenty five years in action while israel is losing allies through its plans to build more settlements. broadcasting live from central moscow recapping our week's top stories this is r.t.
to have you with us the egyptian opposition has announced it will boycott of the referendum on the new constitution 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 it is viewed by many as discriminatory journalist a bell true has 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 documents and said that basically they will not stand down how this will be responded to by the president is yet to be seen and 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 confusion that gratian which awarded him stooping power as 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 but whether it is not large enough to make an impact behind me the republican guards have had tanks stationed outside the presidential palace they've also built a twelve foot concrete barricades however the protesters on friday in quite extraordinary scenes essentially overwhelm the republican guards and push 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 presidential palace between pro 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. as this is the crisis the pain is the u.s. has made no comment on egypt's draft constitution that is despite the document coming in for criticism for undermining basic freedoms political analyst f william and dol says washington is 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 it has analogous the ickle to create a if you will an islamic dictatorship in egypt but they're pushing a block agenda that a secret agenda much much like. masonry organization for secret society to
elsewhere to try and sort of the the who's in japan and so forth they're pushing an agenda on the population and the population rightly source was gone and i think this is the coptic christian groups are threatened if the book brotherhood gets its constitution and imposing sharia law for. other groups of the world muslims for example sufi their places of worship are under attack in egypt and likely will be increasingly so this is probably one of the most major earth here in intelligence projects of the last fifty years since the u.s. government support of the muslim brotherhood to create islamic fascist regime if you want to use that term across the islamic world across the muslim world from afghanistan down through turkey into saudi arabia qatar and of course egypt. syria's rebels have joined forces under one military command which they hope will unite diverse groups in the western backed struggle against president assad this
past week of the international community again voiced fears that the syrian government could deploy chemical weapons to defeat the opposition fighters something that damascus tonight's gonna judge again looks at whether the chemical arsenal is a real threat or 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 unmistakable message that this would cross a red line next how does america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized
and at the ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we feel there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries during creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans 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 the invasion 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 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. 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 theatre 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 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 invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. syria and the political activist charter years on the dollar points to the evidence that a chemical attack is more likely to come from the other side of the conflict. there's another side to the story recently there have been some troubling videos that we have seen on you tube and some other reports of of the had this groups in northern syria assessing so many chemical materials with the name of a turkish company on them and the background there was a music playing with their jihadist chants it's very worrying they were conducting some experiments on the rabbits that's difficult to verify but if it is not a bluff then this is
a this is very very worrying because judging by the effect of this gas it is a convulsing so it's it's a it's a nerve agent and this is a dangerous development perhaps if you look also at the fact that the united 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 their part of the of the armed opposition in syria and probably the scene most powerful part of the armed opposition who are the nasr front probably aren't possession of said such materials and probably are planning to use them as they threatened so i think the danger is that the the west is aware of such materials in syria but at the same time it's going to be used against the syrian government as a pretext for intervention. britain is now facing five more years of austerity the
treasury chief insists that cutbacks will help the country struggling economy find out the details later this hour. also after the break hamas vows to liberate palestinian lands intrigued by any chance israel refuses to abandon its settlement construction. will go to the. science technology innovation hall the least of elements from around russia we've got the future covered wealthy british style roads and the time to write. the book. markets why not scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports on our t.v. .
live. and. and. close. and live from moscow this is our to welcome back to the u.k. has announced an extension to its program of cuts meaning the country will endure austerity until two thousand and eighteen pensions will be rated even more with those on welfare are likely to suffer as well first reports from london where everyone now madly picking their way through the facts and figures and while was
there a lot of think it is one thing that was very very clear and so the u.k. is set to face even more austerity now what those figures say it is 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 importing in fact what we're seeing is that borrowing has gone up we think that the debt has risen and fallen and most crucially i think is probably the fact that the government had no reduction target so we're now facing an extended austerity program that's going to take its right away three to twenty eight in say pretty gloomy outlook and this is what we expect. of course that's going to really not be what millions of families all across the again one thing here and of course this is really going to bring in real terms to speak to us more about this course and statement by the chancellor
today i'm joined by a labor m.p. and the public i say 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's not going to deal with the deficit as he said the road growth. and also there's going to be a huge car made in benefits pavement to some of the poorest people in the country are going to suffer. as a result of this. and there's no end to this austerity and some i wanted to tell about that we saw just one percent for the benefit of the well that's less than inflation here that's really going to hit a huge number of books forty seven billion pounds so it will be cut from the
benefits we're talking about from this is a really on the breadline anyway even losing ten twenty pounds a week. i mean it's a very cold day outside and it's a very cold prospects for britain's pool because they are going to bear the brunt of the starting course by christmas by this is all school 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 he said i'm going picking through the thing is one thing cutting through all the states and that's the way it's going to be set i have to place it so they even talk us into even all austerity and we always have more for you on our website or two dot com trouble ahead as u.k. charities become the latest victims of the economic crisis and their find out what they fear in two thousand and thirteen. and check out the new mercedes benedict the sixteenth the pope's taken delivery of his new high tech eco friendly wheels including a throne for comfortable cruising around. in
gaza hamas leadership has a valid it will not give up an inch of palestinian territories the political leader of hamas mashal who runs of the militant group from qatar is in his last day of his historic trip to gaza in a speech labeled as extremist by israel he slammed it for occupation of the palestinian lands refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the jewish state after israel has announced earlier this week that it will keep on building new settlements which. has been denounced by the international community middle east expert going to work says israel has even soured relations with one of its allies germany. 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 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 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 the moment there are lots of tensions among the politicians in germany and in east. israel exports are tons of fruit and vegetables cosmetics and other goods to the e.u. every year but despite being labeled as made in israel some products do not originate from there many are produced in settlements on occupied territories prompting calls to ban such exports or at least enforce more accurate labeling and he's put all of 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 the legal segment your c farmers this land is much 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 here you can. circle where i was told they could it's more the state of israel told me 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 israeli checkpoints mean palestinian farmers are losing out to the settlers even even though you think they get jordan. israel checkpoints keep them points for days and. the sun. and then you can't even have a step further anymore those behind the report into trade between the settlements
in europe say they own trying to organize any kind of witch hunt but 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. neagle israeli products which should be watched by european citizens as much as they course the short and second products which are totally illegal and should be banned and people should not buy. r t. on to some other news making world headlines this hour hundreds of people have marched through the norwegian capital in protest against the e.u. getting the nobel peace prize demonstrators accusing brussels of being undemocratic they also criticize member states for maintaining expensive military forces while their population suffer austerity cuts rally took place ahead of the prize giving ceremony and also. at least seven people including four children have died in
a midair collision between two small planes over germany the aircraft crashed into nearby fields about four hundred meters apart authorities have not released of the names of the victims and have launched an investigation. in bangladesh at least two people have been killed and hundreds injured as opposition activists clash with police and government protesters demonstrators blocked roads and torched vehicles demanding constitutional changes and of next year's election security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. and after a short break we continue our look at colombia's four decades long civil war in the modest effects stay with us for that. the sun rises over what seems like and lost forest but here in the new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all stalk as in much of the world it's
disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system filing down the forests of the more skewed region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy logger set up trucks making them hard to reach in an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve we're only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked the longest like this used their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be
easy to forests. and their chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the. right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here with twelve the tractor trails are very fresh which means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there
are too few rangers working in the region and then says the government isn't doing enough to stop it. now. off. the. court. in the forest to the still forest courts. there's no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone. to china what will the people who live afterwards do. it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. as
in most of the mines in segovia have passed into the hands of citizens who established small companies and of exploited them for many years now. at the. one hundred thirty workers bring the or to the surface like. that on their backs from a depth of three hundred meters. we take the or out but. try not to make it too heavy so you can walk. on it.
how much do you earn a month. it depends on the buy there are times you make two and a half to three million that's twelve hundred euros and if the mind is rich you can even make four or five million. good middle here the gold miner works hard for fifteen days to one man the myth. and then he goes out and in one week spends it all on drink on women and passions is everything he made in a month. the good news. is a little good will do ok. that is why in a place so rich there is such great poverty.
often the mines are a stone's throw away from homes the residents dig wherever they think they can get lucky. upper and the dead says why. hundred ten meters forty five degrees. for the time being we haven't reached the vein but getting closer to us by then production will be twenty grams a load of. the .
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