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as the christmas presents get on a rap test santa have been reading the wish lists of european leaders we find out. a man reported missing months ago after losing his british citizenship shows up in a u.s. court charged with terrorism in a suspected case of american extraordinary rendition. and more violence is feared in egypt as the opposition of val's will not stop fighting against the new pro islam this constitution of the past.
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well news live from our moscow new h.d. headquarters thanks so much for tuning into our team i'm lucy catherine of well sandy has been busy doing the rounds and hopefully your getting what you want this christmas although there's been more window shopping than people actually parting with their hard earned cash this year around well even that catholic church has tighten its belt with the pope holding a more spartan mass in st peter's basilica and costs for this year's more frugal nativities scieno were mostly picked up by donors as for elsewhere around the europe peter all over has been looking at whether the wish list of those in charge could be just too much for sanders elves to help with. it's a time of goodwill and cheer and giving and for one particularly jolly gent it's busiest time of the year but santa has taken a little bit of time out from clear delivering presents to the boys and girls to
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join me here in central berlin high something. well you have not come on the slate that i see no no it's just a second where it's more comfortable you know keeping within the twenty first century there now i understand you've got some letters from the boys and girls and you're going to share with us something here ok all right now this one has come from a little boy in greece he says exactly what he wants for christmas and for twenty thirty. dear santa for christmas i would really like a fiscal policy which would see my country's debt be reducing one hundred twenty four percent of our annual output from twenty twenty i know that this is a big ask but it will stop the international monetary fund getting infant more annoyed with us although we didn't make the whole thirty billion euros worth of savings we promise just recently we did try very hard. dimitri said marise.
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well who else has been writing to you oh well this one has come from somebody not too far away from where we are right now this is come from a little girl and perlin with her christmas wishes for twenty thirty dear santa thank you for the positive economic growth i asked for last year it has been very helpful this year it would be great if we could have more of the same just is there a way we can give less of our money away to the eurozone countries all the best angle american p.s. i also want to win the general election next year thank you. of course you get letters from little boys and girls from all over the world these drones just from here in europe produce this from others ones come from from paris from a little boy who says this well all of his famous friends keep running off and leaving him. it would be great if this new super rich followed general deputy you and left fronts we really need seventy five percent
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income taxes if we are to stay with the likes of angola and not find ourselves in the same trouble as demetrius thank you francoise hollande oh right with this one comes from a little boy who has been on the naughty list in the past but he insists he's going to be good in the future. here is the thing i want to be prime minister again i know there were some problems last time however no i'm ready to step back in and leave this lead to success quite possibly out of the euro sincerely silvio berlusconi well we'll have to wait to see if their christmas wishes come true but santa did you get my letter yes was i on the nice list you're a minority list. peter all of a tea. party has been tracing europeans austerity battles all here and will remind you of what
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we witnessed later this hour. of the festive spirit takes on a whole new meaning for britain's police and hospital staff as christmas revellers down a few too many drinks for some it means spending the holidays in a cell or a hospital ward artists are first has been out among the party goers. well it's a season to be merry but for some of us perhaps a little t. merry but the christmas spirit once again upon us brings awareness campaigns a warning people to be careful about how much they drink over the holiday period now in the last couple of years we've seen the figures increasing so the number of alcohol related injuries and we continue in the u.k. to pay too high a price for alcohol abuse now every year is costing the n.h.s. millions of pounds in dealing with the people who are coming three the hospitals and in the build up to christmas it really puts
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a strain on services such as the police and such as are ambulances now that's a very sobering thought indeed we've come to the north of england to newcastle to go out on the town and views of the sensitive nature might want to look away now because we've been joining some people getting into the festive spirit to find out whether they're going to be drinking responsibly was a typical night. for. laurie but it is actually very yeah and there's a thing with the underage drinking to feel that young people hitting responsibly. no. hello no everyone just gets up him all. over it he thinks. it's a strength. and he. responds day yeah yeah well sometimes i'm not but i. i'm not tonight because of the good night out
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with a drink responsibly brought on or accusing you or heard tell me your school where you can also move. forward and see apart from these guys you want to be a prophet of god do whatever you want just to get more responsible over the intro you know results soon people are over the age of twenty five not really both. because the people that we've been speaking to here tonight have told us that we can't. for christmas they have a date nicknamed black friday a reference to the number of fights the breakout hit. excessive drinking this is why a campaign is a calling on the government to really tighten up the policies to make sure that we keep seeing these increases in alcohol abuse in the way the very thought that government if you have really tried to target the sale of cheap alcohol is a really calling on people to be very careful about how much they drink over the festive period. well israel has given the green light
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to building another twelve hundred new settler homes in east jerusalem on land which is considered to be illegally occupied under international law now that's in addition to the already approved construction of thousands of houses in the west bank in retaliation over the palestinians u.n. status upgrade let's cross over now to talk to our middle east correspondent paula sleep. paula thanks so much for joining us now in light of everything that's happened between israel and the palestinians over the past few months and weeks these construction plans are likely to prove quite contentious bring us up to speed on what's actually going on there. well certainly what we're witnessing is that israel is continuing with the expansion of its sit home and it's just announced the approval of some one thousand two hundred units which is a neighborhood in east jerusalem across the green line and this comes just one week after is one announced that it was also going to go ahead and vote in two other
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east jerusalem neighborhoods it comes in less than a month off to israel's controversial statement that it was planning to build in the one credible which links jerusalem to the west bank and this is a real line for many states and certainly we've witnessed that kind of criticism and condemnation from the international community israel has undergone as i say strong international criticism for these announcements with many in the international community voicing their intense displeasure at these actions by the jewish state in fact the israel's closest ally which is the united states in a rare and blunt move say that israel was engaging in to quote a pattern of provocative action by continuing with settlement expansion this plans well if this is so controversial what the analysts say about the motivations for by israel in pushing for this. well it's controversial on the international
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stage but domestically the kind of statements that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is making with his proposal and plan to go ahead with the settlement building is current favorite among the israeli left certainly he is appealing to the right when voters and according to the polls he is likely to win the next parliamentary election so these kind of statements are playing into an election that is said to happen about a month from now at the same time has largely rebuffed the criticism from the international community saying that you receive them is the eternal capital of the state of israel and will continue to build into a united to do so and he says expresses a wider national agreement and certainly this is the kind of sentiment that is feeding into the israeli public at the same time the united nations bird you remember it happened just a couple of weeks ago did show that there were many in the international community in court including israel's allies in europe that are now not coming favor so
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quickly with the jewish state and what we have seen as allies such as germany britain and france are reportedly preparing a statement to be brought to the united nations security council on israel's settlement activity the statement by these key european countries at the united nations most of all full body will be a symbolic but nonetheless a high profile show of displeasure with the israelis and then there is of course some school of thought that points back to two thousand and five when the israelis withdrew from settlements in the gaza strip with some critics asking whether or not all of the fear at the moment would ultimately lead to the same kind of conclusion the question mark of where they were not in the future israel will have to withdraw from the social means that it is announcing today it's planning on building or certainly a complex situation bound to ruffle some feathers a policy or keeping us up to date there thank you. well egypt's referendum results are due but as the clock ticking towards fresh new protests the
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opposition valid continued resistance to the draft no matter what more on that later in the program also for you. poor people used to live in the slow now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner city. blinding voters what vocabulary will look behind the new american political lexicon and how some antics could last what parties are really up to that's coming up for you after a short break. looking at some dogs you simply do not believe they come speak and goodness how they can wrong oh. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as australia canada and the u.s. i come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms
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and the scenery is so beautiful it's very much like a lasco and so i felt at home the first sled dog was brought here from us straight here now it's trios come to this remote russian village to take part in the race it's not surprising they love it this trail are amazing but even more amazing is the story of how racing first started here atoll it wasn't the top. grazing who set the trail ablaze but a nun and for all friends who brought their idea to life. five years ago. built a dog kennel in the village kids from the local open each came around to take care of the dogs and one day they state their life might seem extreme to some the boys wake up at six to feed to the dogs before school in the evening they spend up to three hours training their full legged friends but smother perske have also
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encourages her kids to become depth hands on the computer and internet the boys who regularly update their website and they're in touch with their busy mother twenty four seven on the phone if someone but children are the most important thing my only interests not play any rule any more and regardless of whether parsky has huskies window race or not she hopes the competition will take place in the village next year. but called these dogs and the children it really is not the weaning but truly just the taking part that counts. for their local that there are fears that america's latest terror trial involves another victim of the notorious rendition program the r.t.
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had brought you the story of the several weeks ago after he went missing in africa having had has british citizenship revoked then out of nowhere he appeared in a new york court house an update now from our washington correspondent going at it again. bhakti how she stands accused of providing material support to somali militant group al-shabaab how she was stripped of his british citizenship earlier this summer over accusations of his involvement with islamist extremists at the time he and his family tried to contest that decision they claim that m i five. to label him an islamic extremist if he refused to become an informant for british intelligence and spy on the muslim community shortly after his citizenship was revoked he went missing on the outskirts of mogadishu somalia and one of our reporters broke with his parents several months ago when they had no idea where their son was and they were very worried about him apparently all this time he'd
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been in u.s. custody also on trial along with the ha she faces similar charges or two of the men swedish nationalist so all of these men are not u.s. citizens and yet they ended up here this is not the only case in new u.s. courts against alleged terrorists for acts committed overseas in one of the things that many find alarming is how the u.s. finds smuggling foreign nationals in complete secrecy perfectly a lawful often keeping the families of those captured in in the dark for months as far as treating foreign nationals suspected of terrorism the u.s. has a set track record hundreds of people have been through the u.s. prison in guantanamo many of them were subject to torture the chief prosecutor at guantanamo in the george w. bush told me most of them were not terrorists and due to the extraordinary rendition program all kinds of people would end up there from different countries for different reasons stripped of their rights many human rights organizations have been vocal about a lawful practices at guantanamo and yet it's still open by the way despite
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president obama's pledges to close the prison. egypt's poised for more tension with the opposition promising to continue the fight against the new constitution if it's passed the official referendum result is due later on tuesday now the declaration was delayed because of fraud investigations and official tallies show over sixty percent voted yes the islamists a stronger egypt a scene of violent unrest and mounts rival rallies in weeks and weeks between both opponents and supporters of the new draft the opposition claims the document undermines democratic freedoms and slammed the referendum as being fundamentally illegitimate middle east history professor lawrence davison says that they have reason to be concerned. i think the opposition are against democracy. then yes these larks if you look at them are we see in the west particularly
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in the united states and so it is in europe. constitution is that these democracies we get our. rights minardi on the other hand that kind of constitutional guarantee of the sort of or unusual or not normal lifestyle is not going to be something that should be or it's where you get. so it's the rights of the minority you can worry some of the groups in each and every right to be worried the pentagon is planning to sell high altitude spy drones to south korea the deal to provide for a global hawk pilotless aircraft still needs approval from congress and could be worth as much as one point two billion dollars now political analysts now bowie's says the pending deal could escalate the conflict with neighboring north korea which has steadfastly protecting its own territory. if congress allows these drones
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to be sold to south korea what i think will happen is that they will use these drones to monitor of the demilitarized zone so the south korean border they could also potentially be used to monitor north koreans and north korea's nuclear facilities however we have to remember that north korea is one of many times but its territorial integrity so i think will happen is if south korean drones for example penetrate north korean airspace this could potentially start a huge conflict and if you look at the results of the latest offering elections the president will let him pay she campaigned on a model of. reaching. into the relations with north korea one will get easier in pyongyang but i think what this shows is that by purchasing these drones or having the intention to at least the ruling party doesn't really have any plans to change its foreign policy trajectory in any need for i don't think north korea will attack
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anyone unless it's her book first and if we look at the reports coming out of south korea or south korea and the scientists that looked at the satellite that are in orbit around me a small function and reports say that the machining were done on the galaxy three missile that they watched was very crude so i think what the real danger is and it is in north korea pursuing these tests and mistakingly you know having seen debris from on china or for look easy or stuff where you're japan and killing a lot of people and tension. in the political theater it's easy for parties to change the script to suit the scene one supports not going their way but are american voters willing to read between the lines and work out what's really meant artie's marina portnoy finds out. the art of politics is made up of many things. handshakes smiles and a good arsenal of verbal camouflage the americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality americans have trouble facing the truth or as
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the late american comedian george carlin put it euphemistically language that conceals reality poor people used to live in slums now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. and there were. no they don't have a negative cash flow position. and today america's love affair with semantics has given birth to a new phrase to describe the rich job creators in america basically are on strike increasing taxes on job creators this administration and this president policies are hostile to job creators that have a saying the wealthy who make over two hundred fifty thousand a year if you say a job creator they say well we can't raise their taxes they're the ones or create jobs when in reality when their taxes are higher under bill clinton three times as many jobs are created the propensity to add softer terms to the english lexicon has surged over the decades particularly when it comes to military related language
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there's a condition in combat most people know about it it's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stretched to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore and put the nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap. in the first world war that condition was called shows today the same condition is known as an eight syllable hyphenated furries void of any emotion post-traumatic stress disorder the aftermath of war includes post-traumatic stress . disorient for those of you suffering from p.t.s.d. when it comes to war where you have the most damaging euphemisms like. saying innocent civilians were killed in a drone strike you say there was collateral damage collateral damages to me is the worst expression no it's innocent men women and children were killed in the collateral damage so that a real estate transaction allied soldiers shooting each other has become known as friendly fire kidnapping and transferring terrorist suspect is called extraordinary
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rendition and the torture america's war prisoners might endure is referred to as enhanced interrogation in most cases these new words are used by people who try to define an argument or frame it in a way that will support the position that they're advocating and during the last u.s. presidential election a certain demographic of voters became otherwise known as without low information voters bother went to twitter at two o'clock today to encourage low information voters think low information voters are stupid people but you say low information voters because it sounds nice although in their defense it could be people who are just too busy you know with their lives or family in their work or they don't have time to focus on the election until the very last minute and then they vote based on the hairstyle of the candidate running for president as america's political elites continues creating new vocabulary to soften the hard truth a greater focus could instead be put into asking why so many issues need to be rephrased before being presented to the public george carlin created comedy about
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the strategy but it was george orwell who first coined a term for it newspeak reporting from new york. r.t. . the us this pledging to teach africa how to fight terrorism report online how it's planning to deploy soldiers to thirty five african countries to prepare local troops for any future crises and a growing threats from extremist groups. and the vatican vacuum for. visitors to keep the masterpieces looking their best are details on how they're keeping up pristine sistine chapel. as we begin to say goodbye to two thousand and twelve r.t. remembers what the year has brought us today our news teams recall the austerity anger that took hold in europe.
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it came to the point where if you walked into the studio you knew there was going to be a story about europe and austerity and protests and riots whether it would be spain or greece or even the u.k. and these were real people in real situations in very scary situations and our correspondents were out there in the midst of it all. so waiting but also i thought still it's over some type of square and i just see the come around behind the camera everybody else around me putting just months on like you had a few for moscow going to see your life before you can say anything you get that horrible taste in your mouth and of course it's the tear gas that's become so synonymous with these demonstrations in greece along with the firing of molotov cocktails and clashes with the police the producers like to see their correspondents in the middle of a crowd which is great but then the crowd are shouting correspondents try to speak
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out everyone's very loud you can't hear anything that makes for good television. it's an incredible event covering it is pretty exciting you've got political elements you use yellow and you go on the court force you've got the tragic human stories of people who are driven to desperation and pushed onto the streets to protest what they see is their livelihood just the way over to iraq this most of. all people think it's about spain's crippling unemployment figures especially amongst the young about the cost of the states the services and then you really get a sense of just how angry how desperate people. get the full of love that's doing to the country and so yes it's not in the middle of one of these big protest movements when the clashes break out. well that's it for me this christmas evening but don't go away breaking the set what abby martin is up next.
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morning news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are all.
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