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free. free. free. download free broadcast video for your media project free video r.t. dot com. europe's energy future is up for discussion. leaders on his first trip to brussels since returning to the presidency. which has already over a million documents to be released. no country in the world will remain unaffected by new wiki leaks revelations planned in twenty thirteen. russia's lower house of parliament approves banning americans for russian children retaliation from america's so-called magnitsky.
from moscow twenty four seven this is r.t. . relations are up for discussion as president putin talks to the books during his first visit to brussels since returning to the kremlin energy issues are expected to dominate with russia the largest oil and natural gas supplier to the european union but the partnership isn't counting some big hurdles. explains. we're up for a very interesting e.u. russia summit here in brussels with several very important issues on the agenda one of them will be the energy cooperation i'd like to remind you of us that gazprom remains the biggest supplier of gas into the european continent and despite that gas from has already built several pipelines delivering the russian gas to the
european continent the e.u. has a certain claims and accusations towards the russian gas giant in particular it wants to but it wants gazprom to diversify the means of control over its pipelines in europe certainly stand strongly against it and we understand that the russian president will be discussing this with his european colleagues. we are somewhat puzzled to put it mildly by their retroactive effect of this decision if you pass a document in the blight to everything that existed prior to it it just creates a mess and undermines the credibility of cooperation. this summit takes place in the times of economic crisis in europe and we understand of course that the global cooperation between moscow and brussels will be one of the most important things on the agenda the something which has already been speculated by the media and the analysts is whether this summit would show that e.u. would like to put some differences aside and see russia as
a key strategic partner in the dark times of the financial crisis and certainly last but not least the foreign policy the major international geopolitical issues will be on the agenda of the summit as well we understand according to the russian president that he will basically regenerate moscow's stance on the syrian dispute there on the syrian conflict that it needs to be resolved at the negotiations table in full accordance with the international law not through violent means and not through military conflict this is something that has already said during his annual press conference on thursday of course we'll keep you posted of all the details and all the latest information of the summit in brussels as we get it and you can hear where russia cooperation is heading from the blocks leaders themselves this conference is expected to take place soon and of course. when it happens live from brussels here a lot. of conflict in syria has been raised by russia's foreign minister in an exclusive interview with r.t.
so a lover of believes that nato is a recent decision to deploy missiles on the turkish border may not be designed just to protect against trucks from syrian territory he suggests there are indications this to be useful against iran while talking about possible regime change in the country the foreign minister insisted that russia will play no part. i'm not in the business of regime change and some of the. regional players were suggesting to us why don't you tell president to leave we will arrange for. safe haven for. my answer if indeed those who suggest the stores have this in mind they should take it directly to president that's why shall they use us as. if president us of those interested this must be discussed directly with.
and that you can watch r.t. the full interview with her on monday. is promising wiki leaks will release more than a million secret files over the next year publications that will affect every country in the world. gave a christmas address from the ecuadorian embassy in london where he's been ensconced for half a year what was his first public appearance since august. the world's media and a lot of supporters have come out for him this evening also holding a candlelight vigil he called the crowd when he came out a sight for sore eyes and then he marked his six month to the embassy by talking about it saying me entered the building and it's become his home and his right to the principles of dorian's as he called you had taken him in and then he said that
he is able to communicate to the people here unlike two hundred thirty two journalists who are currently in jail all over the world he named a few of them and he. is accused of leaking documents to wiki leaks and he said he syndicated journalist and others to stand up to repression let's listen in to what he's got to say people often ask what can i do. the answer is not so difficult to learn how the world works challenge the statements and intentions of those who seek to control us behind. democracy and more nicky you know right in common purpose and common principle to design documents. in loon. back now two thousand and twelve. he has written a book you'll see the show and wiki leaks has continued to release documents but it
seems that two thousand and thirteen will be no less busy a team have prepared a million documents which they promise to release with information that he says relates to every single government around the world and he also reiterated his plans to run for the australian senate so the message here is he might be cooked cooped up inside the at the door and embassy but he's certainly not resting on his laurels. we have christmas address. more on the top level explosions he's planning. today. these are the images from. canada. giant corporations rule the day.
the russian lower house of parliament passed a bill a targeting americans accused of abusing the human rights of russians abroad those bans americans from adopting russian children are the move comes in response to the u.s. is so-called magnitsky act that's now. the russian parliament. controversy has within the country can you tell us exactly what it's all about. well the most divisive part of this bill is definitely the provision talking about adoption of russian children by american families it was approved overwhelmingly by the duma four hundred twenty four she's just seven and it's been opposed by the education ministry and human rights activists citing that many of these children that do get adopted by american families have disabilities and they're given a better life in another country now bill backers have been unhappy for some time
about the adoption process that takes place between russia and the united states nineteen children have died at the hands of their u.s. adoptive parents in the last several years and the moscow has wanted to be more involved in securing the human rights of children that do head overseas with those families so it stands right now that the bill has been passed and that adoption by american families will be banned. by lindsey a russian lawmakers say the bill is a response to the recently adopted u.s. magnitsky though don't they. what this initially stems from is the wrongful death of lawyer sergey magnitsky in france crowd attention in two thousand and nine and he was being investigated for embezzlement and the united states
government. feels that the people who may have been involved in his death should be targeted they've been placed on a list that has basically froze any assets they may have in the united states and revoked visas this anti magnitsky act that just passed the duma is a retaliation for that the russian government saying that the united states is taking an anti russian stance with their magnitsky bill and it has basically spoiled the reset so this is a reaction to that next up for this bill is going to the federation council and that will be on december twenty sixth. chaos who's in france thank you. still ahead for you this hour yemen's president attempts to break away from the political heritage of the country's ousted leader washington saying no more interest in return in the face of the gulf states on that one way. that's the
u.k. is preparing to withdraw its troops from afghanistan with hundreds of. a crown spent on the one that's right. trimmings in this tree even for specialists how a voice can produce several sounds it comes to doing is the art of throat singing comes naturally picked up like a language. a language of communicating with nature it said that's where throat singing originates from unions believe not only animals but also surrounding objects like reverse forests and even stones of souls by imitating the sounds they believe to
capture the power of nature. was. to get to one of the five main stars of scrotes engine it imitates the gentle breezes of summer chara whose name means great hunter says the first piece of. the. there are special instruments that accompany the singing guinea says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there lived a poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the horse was revived as an instrument book it was it was up to full is because our spirits of the horse came to his dream he said make an instrument from a tree the sounding board from the leather of my face the strings. and to remember
me make an engraving of my head part of the instrument he did so i called the instrument again which means come back and this melody only instrument is called cry over. the. yemen is in for a defense shake up as its u.s. backed president tries to break away from the legacy of the country's ousted leader the former president stepped down following mass protests almost a year ago under a power transfer brokered by washington and the country's gulf neighbors ati's going to church or can now explores why the u.s. is doing gauged in yemen's internal affairs. as washington continues to make
a moral case for its covert wars on terror yemen is presented as a place that is full of terry getting ready to attack america but very few think of yemen as a chokepoint the vast economic interest yemen is the poorest country in the middle the book it's sitting on one of the most important trade routes in the wall the bubble mendip straight most people have heard about the southwest canal well of course we almost broke out over the canal right that's how important it is but bob amanda doesn't instantly ring a bell although it's basically an extension of the suez canal and is of similar strategic importance almost all of europe's trade with china japan india and the rest of asia passes through babel manned up every day that's how important it is some argue that washington sees terrorism and given as a problem in a sense that it could have an adverse impact on economic interests at stake the united states wouldn't be engaged in such
a conflict in yemen if it didn't hold very specific geo political and strategic necessity for the u.s. i think most importantly of course is access to this bob on monday straight which is one of the highest trafficked waterways in the world. the u.s. already has a vast military presence in the persian gulf to secure key oil shipping lanes under the banner of chasing terrorists the u.s. is setting up new drone bases on the arabian peninsula including one in djibouti which is on the other side of the strait of babel and that the arrangement that the united states government has with the yemeni government is basically one of bribery we bribe them with money and weapons and in exchange we get to bomb their. but it may be a dangerous proposition for the yemeni government because of the uproar this crisis caused among the population. from an illness much an american plane bombed this place and killed seventeen people they were in
a cynic they did not deserve to die he wanted so late to go we were protesting a year for it to happen he left so what do we have now americans are coming to our land to kill us the journalist who shot these images of a two thousand and nine drone strike in yemen that killed fourteen women and twenty one children is now in jail abdul a high to shine was accused of aiding terror it was about to the ruling but the yemeni government reverse this decision after a call from the white house. because of the secrecy surrounding the program there was no way of knowing when the administration is out of target and some fear washington might continue the bombing still maintain control in the region the challenge here is something similar to what happened in. former yugoslavia when when they were looking for targets to bomb in serbia prior to the dayton accords and the military. planners came to to richard holbrooke and they said well you know
honestly we've run out of targets we bombed everything and he's in holbrooke so we have to keep this bombing up and they said well before we've already had these stories to bomb them again find secondary targets because they needed to keep up the pressure now my fear is that in order to keep up the pressure on al qaeda or its associated organization the united states will explain you know its definition of who is a legitimate target washington is helping the current yemeni government in order for it not to fail and to be friendly to the us friendly enough to allow the u.s. to bomb them as washington sees fit and friendly enough not to mess with this vital trade.
state is i mean creates. a time when the students celebrate their graduation in front of a replica of a mine pyramid those many around the globe brace themselves for the managed end of the world had to be dot com where we've lined up more stories and apocalypse updates. but with britain preparing to pull its troops out of afghanistan the u.k. is counting its losses in more ways than one more than four hundred british soldiers have been killed in a war which has so far cost the government
a staggering seventeen billion pounds there's artie's explains the sun is raising a few eyebrows especially with those sturdy cuts being felt at home seventeen billion pounds the british government has just revealed that in the cost of that thirty five eleven war in afghanistan now is a very deal that the same time as a clear timetable was announced for troop withdrawal from the region but it's those seventeen billion pounds that are being spent that have been spent on the war and the existing defense budget which means the estimates for the final price tag for the afghan war might be something around twenty pounds and of course the u.k. is going to keep sending money to afghanistan after twenty four. pending from like seven hundred. forty eight. forces after twenty four think and this is a work the same time as the government announcing prolonged all series here at home
that's going to continue until at least twenty seven hundred twenty eighteen and the chancellor announcing that there's going to be extra welfare cuts and an extra ten billion pounds slashed welfare budget i'm joined by john hillery the executive director of thank you for the charity walk we want to drive eleven years later seventeen billion pounds down the line about money have been better spent elsewhere you could hardly really think of any worse way of spending the money as you say if you pointed out here in britain we're seeing enormous cuts to government spending into the world but it's about twenty five billion held in total which actually it's almost the same as being spent in the war in afghanistan defense when they can be justified but this is seventeen billion pounds over and above the existing british defense budget it's a completely only popular people in britain want the troops and people in afghanistan want the troops out and now with the massive cuts on top people really
angry from the beautifully to already even think secretary has said that parts of afghanistan won't be under government control and so that means a lot more questions from the british taxpayers about the eleven years spent fighting the war and the twenty billion pound price tag or at some other international news for you now there's a resurgence anger in egypt this time after the country's top prosecutor withdrew his resignation to large abraham the. judge not to release the test as opposed to president morsi his fate will now be decided by the justice minister of egypt is preparing for a second round of voting a controversial draft constitution which is split the country into its opponents think it's hasty and aimed at creating an islamist state. a u.s. citizen has been arrested in north korea for unspecified crimes state media i
entered the country last month as a tourist but officials say there is evidence that he committed a crime against the state man has met diplomats from the swedish embassy sweden represents u.s. interests in north korea because of a lack of diplomatic ties between washington and pyongyang. firefighters are still battling a massive blaze on the outskirts of the nigerian capital after an oil pipeline exploded there on monday you saw thieves trying to siphon off fuel calls the blast from the head of the nigerian national petroleum corporation which owns the pipe so the recent rise and thefts could seriously disrupt energy supplies to some parts of the country. now to become one of the world's industrial titans you need a workforce that's ready for anything but grim statistics in the heart of europe millions of adults being left behind because they have trouble reading and writing as art is piece all of it. germany an engineering giant a footballing colossus
a nation at the very forefront of modern european civilization and this. when i was younger and my friends asked if i wanted to play football i was avoiding it even though i wanted to i was afraid that i might have to read something and that would reveal my problem that i couldn't read or write properly statistics from the ministry of education suggest around seven and a half million germans are functionally illiterate and that means that they can read or write single sentences but nothing more complex than that tim taylor fellner left school without the skills needed to get by in the world he turned to adult education and now works to help others. on the toughest part he says is getting people to confront their illiteracy if. there are plenty of people who realize that they have problems you notice that in yourself but you try to hide it many are in denial they think they're ok and are able to keep it covered up always
making excuses not part of the closet or tim says large class sizes coupled with parents too busy at work to spend time reading at home has allowed some kids to slip through the cracks also wonder the radar is an estimated three hundred thousand adults who cannot read or write at all the government is running programs to try and tackle this but the numbers and rolling in courses is a drop in the ocean compared to the millions affected. and no one should leave school without the minimum required skills to function as a member of society this is a major issue and something we hope not only able to make sure it doesn't happen in future but to also help those who have problems now one program that is looking to help functionally illiterate adults in and around the city of cologne has got employers and volved. from small local businesses to huge manufacturing giants they . agreed to give staff with literacy problems flexible working hours so they can
attend classes. plots it has been a very successful way of getting education to people who perhaps don't have the time to attend regular classes it benefits the employers as well they get to contribute to the local community and enrich their own receive employees with more skills. despite the good work being done by programs like this one out of the estimated seven point five million functionally illiterate people in germany. only five percent are receiving any kind of education these are all over germany. but after the break we meet those making a quick buck on the back of the current apocalypse stay with us.
one afternoon on the shores of the ocean blue. one of those days when it feels good to be alive on the planet earth. carefree humanity. maybe unthinking humanity even. a few kilometers away a man has given us an appointment on a mountain summit. a place in keeping with what anatole calls his work. he's been devoting all his time and energy to it for the last six years now. this former computer expert even quit his job to get ready for it for the end of the
world. and the work i do will take me out of body i will ask to meet those superior beings who hold the keys for humanity already clear that he went to talk to them. to see what can be done for two thousand and twelve ordered. by telepathic trip to get him into contact with mysterious superior beings beings who have announced to him the destruction of the planet on december the twenty first two thousand and twelve very precisely. it will be by fire volcanoes earthquakes and most importantly of course by water floods a common approach as the plates will shift rise and lower the ocean bottom will lift and what will appear is atlantis. i swear that lantus rises out of the waters that there will be when the world.