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had lunch from our school one polling stations are closing in egypt now after the country voted in the final stage of a referendum on the islamist drafted constitution there which sparked violent protests and fierce clashes. moscow is one step closer to banning all adoptions of russian children by americans triggered by an increasing number of abuse cases and even some dare the bills caused a storm of reaction in russia. and all you want for christmas is festive shopping gathers pace look at what gifts risk ending going into the bin the very next.
morning if you're just joining us is kevin any of the new center this morning in our top story voting is wrapping up in egypt where people have been casting their ballots on the draft constitution that split the nation and triggered monthlong protests the second and final stage of the referendum was preceded by a fresh outbreak of violence in the country's second largest city of alexandria cairo based journalist tell true explains what's expected from this vote now and whether the outcome is likely to end the turmoil there millions of egyptians across seventy governorates have had polling stations today to vote. into egypt's contentious constitutional referendum yesterday this once again with the back to the violence as we saw clashes in this in egypt's second city alexandria between those who are for the constitution those who are against the constitution this
happened on islam is staged a hundred thousand strong rally in support of the constitution and the implementation of sharia law the two sides hold rocks at each other they burned cars and buses some saying these buses belong to the muslim brotherhood police intervened with tear gas leaving seventy seven injured so this obviously comes under the after several instances of violence is in alexandria in cairo few weeks ago in cairo and from the presidential palace rival groups leaving ten dead in top . country is divided so if you're against the constitution say would only enforce a presidential i think take a ship but it lacks a key social economic rights it was drafted by islamist dominated assembly so it's for the constitution say it is essential for the progress towards democracy and after the concert is drafted they say we will have parliamentary elections in the first round of course the votes of people voted in fifty seven percent in favor of the constitution analysts believe that this will be another yes vote this is
largely because of the seventeen governorates voting today many of them a rule of cultural places where the mission brotherhood have quite a strong support base of the seventeen voting today only three voted against the president in the private venture for in the presidential elections even many to believe that this will in fact be a yes vote for the opposition forces for their part say that the only reason it was a yes vote in the first round refused to vote rigging rights groups did did document several cases of electoral violations including unsupervised polling stations leading both rights groups and the opposition forces to call for a rerun of the first round of the referendum thing is actually nolen boy the issue digital supervision remains a point of contention here as thousands of judges continue to boycott the referendum really will have to see the outcome of the results as they come in later on today in the early hours of tomorrow morning but definitely people expect by their own rest in the streets either way that both sides refuse to back down. or small referendum let's talk now the while eskander blogger the journalist is
joining us on the line from car awhile morning to you thanks for making the time to be with us we're heard there and bells report about the heavy security presence on the streets what is the fear in cairo as those polls close. while there was fear is relatively calm at the moment people have stood in queues for very long hours but this is this is cairo in other in other cities there are different reports but in cairo it's gone relatively smooth everywhere but. very long queues because a limited number of places where people voters can cast their ballots. but other than that it hasn't been very violent while the been numerous reports of voting irregularities if you yourself see anything to support those allegations. i've been in cairo but i have not gone out to to see the many areas where the
voting was taking place however i have heard a lot of reports such as been reported all over the news or through our rights organizations of a lot of irregularities i haven't seen them but i have heard about many of them or more to the supporters of course saying this constitution will protect democracy in egypt can i ask you sir did you vote yourself when you did what is your view on the constitution. i did vote myself and i voted no for the constitution and i think that the the constitution irrespective of the fact that the constitution the vote this vote is not about the constitution but about the legitimacy of the muslim brotherhood and the direction they're taking the country the constitution itself is very flawed it takes away more freedoms it it gives police powers to detain people work for more than twelve hours for twelve hours and cement the military role in egypt something unprecedented in all of
egypt's constitution judging by last week's unofficial figures many saying though that it is likely this constitution will pass how do you think it's going to go. yes it will certainly pass the amount of the voting electorate irregularities confirm that and the regime is the term in the. the past and and the numbers so far you know in the past in the past results have indicated that this constitution will pass but we've seen a we've seen for example an upholsterer masquerade as a judge in one of the places and should be in the home we've seen electricity cuts in twenty. villages to not allow voters to cast their votes and we've we've seen the high number of people waiting and unable to vote in their districts so i suspect all these all these irregularities will favor
a yes vote in the very end. rallying by the muslim brotherhood while we've got you on the line the last evening of course egypt's vice president resigned what you think his motivation was in making a statement about the referendum what was behind it. that his position is going to not be in existence anymore anyway when the cost is why go out early because this new constitution also doesn't. it i think it's the reason he's made out there is that as a judge he does not feel that he is equipped for politics and the speculations have been that he is being pressed to be and the speculations have been that he is being pressed to be the new general prosecutor and i think the muslim brotherhood needs a general prosecutor on their side there's also speculation last night as well that maybe the head of egypt's central bank had quit as well it was on off on off we're still not quite sure what the position is but generally i guess it leads to the
question is was he maybe losing the support of his inner circle. morsi has been losing the support of the public recently but all these a resignation indicate that there is something wrong in the way that the decisions and the way he's governed the country and he might be losing his inner circle but. part of it might be a reshuffle. so that that is also a possibility we thank you tom well as could a blogger and journalist online from the much appreciated. more expert analysis on the situation in egypt we promise you that as well as the taliban of recent protests and the most dramatic video as well that was available on our web site r.t. dot com. this is not a still to come with me kevin though in a small in the problems continue to mount for greeks sad served now for the country's main banks are looking for ways to stay afloat after posting massive losses we take a closer look at that and try to find out why also. tonight.
it was minister of regional grecian ministry as you culture minister of housing and construction in the. ministry of justice even how this of those changes israel has for elections with increasing concerns of the country's political processes. now as the clocks come down to christmas many people me included would make last minute dash to the shops but think twice is the warning this year before purchasing the novelty present as the recipient might not always be that grateful. explains from the hustle bustle of london. most of us know the problem for someone celebrating after the twentieth christmas buying a present can be perplexing there's nothing they need or don't own already to the invention of your humorous christmas present for example the christmas jumper what happens to these presents the day off the christmas tree ever been given you
a christmas present every christmas and you turn them away on boxing day. for me give it away because i just about myself feel better and then there are the kids to give me an example of a useless christmas present you may have to say. i was given a call from work. because you probably can't put it on so you can hear the other. a mug we overlay woman in a bikini when you pull the hot water and she becomes like it so the candy peels off what was that an it's a coat hanger a miss it's kind of hanging but it isn't given like chunks of christmas stuff that you just throw away on boxing day yes what was going to. have a fresh fish heavily yeah we just bought some junk to christmas i think i might have just bought some junk for christmas. play on boxing day it's not actually a story christmas presents away along with we just came from the strike and so we had a christmas before we came and so over stuff all the crap that we got given was.
straight into the bin junk for christmas no less presents sometimes yes she said last christmas absolutely not much to do with them. usually i just give them to my sister i have actually i've received coloring crayons a few years ago so they didn't last long i. don't like her anymore and i don't think about the age anymore they still worried about the status of the planet say that the problem nowadays is that a lot of the items on sale don't have any purpose whatsoever the design to squeeze a loss out to the recipient and then them binned on boxing day so this year feel free to forget to buy a present or two you'll be saving the environment while you're at it. you know but don't expect a christmas card back we'll be back with more international news in a couple of minutes this is r t international.
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hello get the bill prohibiting u.s. citizens from adopting russian children has been passed by the lower house of parliament here in moscow almost unanimous the vote comes after a series of child abuse cases abroad is going to count looks at the stories which led to the latest measures. the adoption agreement that russia and the u.s. cited in an event where it was designed to provide mechanisms of oversight for russian children adopted by american families but moscow claims it is still being met with obstacles when it attempts to inquire on adopted children schoolgirls here are so many lies about the real conditions of children adopted by u.s. parents we have no idea what's really going on the united states does not do follow ups once an adoption is finalized there is untold numbers of children that
are enduring abuses that haven't been reported that haven't resulted in their get better just surviving the case of alan who was adopted from russia and she was placed in the home of the ted a file she was discovered because of a a child pornography sting and she told reporters and such that she waited every day and kept praying and believing that somehow the adoption agency that placed sure there would come back and check on her and she would have been able to tell them but nobody ever came much of the fury in moscow over the brutal treatment of adopted russian children has been driven by the leniency american judges have shown towards a number of abusers the adoptive father of two year olds in my jacket who was acquitted after she forgot the boy has car for nine hours the toddler died of heat stroke. the parents of russian born with annual craver have been released on bail
after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter the quavers have dodged a murder sentence even though investigators discovered that the child had suffered repeated beatings from his adoptive parents which left him with over eighty bruises and injuries of which twenty were to his head judges have also shown leniency in cases of abuse which did not result in the death of the child jessica beagley received probation after she went on a popular show and how she disciplined her adopted russian child by systematically cramming hot sauce into his mouth and putting him under a cold shower russian officials say they were denied any access to another washington. who was allegedly abused by his foster parents according to florida quoted that at a time when the adoption rate in russia itself is low the situation of u.s. adoptions seems even more dire the u.s. accounts for around a third of all foreign adoptions in russia and there are hundreds of successful
cases each year but the latest developments over whether that good work can continue the argument that if there's a flight is chance word or friend to find a happy home they should be given that chance is undoubted but just as indisputable seems the or given that there has to be more oversight over the well being of these children because with the way things are now dozens of adoptive children could be subject to abuse right at this moment and we may never find out in washington i'm going to come. home live here right now you chance to luxury items formally belonging to a president that is the leaders possession such as expensive cars with those with jewelry we're going to read up more about that on our web site tito com. and also a local russian deputy initiated an investigation into lady gaga showed some fearing she promoted quote hope of a sexual problem. but what exactly spot issues. discontent you provide
that online from us. all for greece's largest banks are queuing up for a bailout boost after reporting huge losses this year together they'll need in fact around twenty seven billion euros worth of loans to stay afloat who has been relying on international bailout funds since twenty ten and as economies dimitrius you know police says it's all very groups who are bearing the brunt of the bank's losses the loans on which. this recapitalization of the bank sector is going to decrease are coming from the troika the e.u. the i.m.f. and the e.c.b. and they are going to be aid they are going to art of the greek debt which is going to be paid by the taxpayer and we had forty thousand small businesses closing this year alone three hundred additional thousand of job losses as
a total unemployment rate of twenty six percent so we have really. on the one hand austerity on the other hand banks inability to provide liquidity for the markets exactly one twenty moscow time world news a brief no suicide blast of a political rally in northwest pakistan has left nine dead and more than twenty wounded among those killed in the instant were a provincial government official as well as a secretary a pakistani militant group linked to the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack took. place of the testers have clashed in india's capital leaving several people injured as the demonstrators are calling for the death penalty to be handed down to six men accused of gang rape in the brutal beating of a twenty three year old student the indian government seeking life in prison for the assailants. for israel the new year will be marked by election for the new parliament happening earlier than planned there for
many of course frequent voting is the bottom of the democracy but the rapid turnaround of ministers and governments is leading the calls for an overhaul of the entire political system is artist paula slayer chorus money as you know in book in my political career i was minister of regional cooperation minister of agriculture minister of housing and construction minister of immigrant and option and minister of justice and i've even held the supposed signal tenuously but it doesn't mean i'm talented it just shows that the system was so messed up they'd be toyed. it's a system that's been in place since the founding of the state sixty four years ago it's seen thirty four governments in sixty four years that's a new israeli government almost every two years and a new minister just as often in the last twenty years there have been twenty interior ministers fourteen foreign ministers and fifteen justice ministers and now more and more israelis are saying enough and joining
a movement to change the political system as a lever pot but where young citizen ghost elections so many times you starts to lose the sense that this is a democracy not the nothing of the past ten years she voted turnout has decreased from eighty to sixty four percent and whether be able. to go kirillov's eventually was it was. but reforming the system is unpopular and has created controversy this online campaign by local celebrities shows whenever someone tries to talk about it they're interrupted blah blah blah blah blah three motions are prime minister says he must call for elections because he can't close the budget he's scared of coalition members may bring down his government and we will act as if. we really say there's no problem with. nasty critics say israel's multi-party system gives too much power to smaller parties. we're going to share more that we seize them
here weakens the political center and gives a lot of power to the sick to all parties ultra-orthodox to reuters right wing extremists and so on and in fact the sooner it becomes a hostage to these marginal groups the reason new democracy. the minority rule with a majority. another problem is that because government ministers change so often they can't plan. today a minister in the state of israel serves for an average of one year until he understands the position and creates a vision of the long term planning he's no longer there. what many of these people want is a complete overhaul of the system with parliamentary elections slated for early next year israelis are bound to see yet another round of deal making between parties who make up the next coalition but they told him and is running thin with latest figures suggesting more than half the population is unhappy with his
government's performance points here r.t. tel aviv. mattress is a white lie news for just both thirty five when it's time but before laura lister's scott the latest in the world of finance and capital account. trimmings in this tree even for specialists a voice can produce several sounds it warms. 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 the unions believe not only animals but also all surrounding
objects like reverse forests and defense don't have souls imitating the sounds they believe can capture the power of nature. was. there are special instruments that accompany the singing give gainey says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there we have to poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the course was revived as an instrument that those that have suffered a fall is below the spirits of the horse coming to his dream he said make an instrument from the 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 could be used from him to give you which means come back and this melody only
instrument is called. to fly as one of the most famous groups in the republic there. let's go this detour broad they say for you were a peon since difficult to pick up and sing so i asked them to teach me and see if i can do it. cheerily to the scene they were. chen oh you voted that was sure to say can you know who it was you think gary r o. but now to be part of the song and not the actual fruit singing which i wouldn't even try to repeat. so maybe you have to be born here to be able to sing like this i thought so until i
met she looks like it to vini and i don't even speak their language but she is from japan. most of us to foreign minds from two hundred years ago until so happy here she's not planning a professional singing career she keeps practicing just because it's become part of her nature. good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm more in the store here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for friday december twenty first two thousand and twelve today is a good time to reflect on this. album with critics. on the twenty first this year. that will be today and the world didn't
end i think it's fair to say so we will reflect on what may lie ahead in the coming new year or reflect on this year and economic trends dave column is a cornell chemistry professor but he's known in finance for his annual year in review which is out today and he is here in studio to talk about it let us stocks drop as house republicans cancel a vote on the fiscal cliff political disarray hit stock markets those were how the headlines read today when i came into work but is this just white noise we'll talk about signs of a broken market that go far beyond the day to day news purportedly moving them plus from market scandals to our very own we'll break down what you loved and hated this week in viewer feedback let's get to today's capital account.
well the world didn't end today as some argue the mayan calendar predicted but this millennial error can at least teach us a thing or two about the pitfalls of prediction something fitting given the nature of financial forecasts and also fitting as our guest references it in a small way in his two thousand and twelve year in review he writes this review every december and this year it covers the gamut from broken markets to broke students saddled with more debt than those charging up their credit cards it's out today you can read it chris martenson is web site which is pretty peak prosperity dot com and you can hear him talk about it now on our show because david columns here he's a betty are miller professor of chemistry at cornell university and author of the year in review out for two thousand and twelve today so first thanks for being on the show it's my pleasure.