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the. the foreign roots of syria's internal conflict combatants from abroad become part of the anti assad war while the government's attempt to solve the crisis of firmly rejected in the west. war of words over the full plans the rhetoric between argentina and the u.k. escalates as david cameron says he's ready to fight for the islands could there be a repeat of the bloodshed thirty years ago. freedom security and duty ring hollow so suicide epidemic sweeps through the u.s. military more troops and veterans now it's taking their own lives than die in
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combat. it is now a just after six pm on monday here in moscow this is all it's he lives with me rule re sushi welcome to the program hypocritical and it detached from reality peace plan proposed by syrian president bashar al assad it was described in washington and london of syria's. the overwhelming support of western states has once again called for immediate regime change in iraq t.v. address to the nation president assad offered a political roadmap to ending almost two years of bloody civil conflict and the proposal includes dialogue a constitutional referendum and calls on outside powers to stop funding what he
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described as terrorism in syria political analyst and market elements within the syrian opposition that will continue fighting despite any concessions from the government. it's very important to make this clear in particular for western audiences who are unfortunately not read the full picture when it comes to syria the free syrian army is a lethal cocktail or various groups including many islamist groups and many groups linked to al qaida and the street free syrian army is of course backed by certain countries in the west and certain countries in the region and the free syrian army has been responsible for. terrorist attacks in the last couple of years in syria but ultimately it's got to be america turkey saudi arabia qatar they've got to stop supporting the militants people who are ideologically speaking the same people who brought about the terrible attacks in new york washington london madrid and bali.
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damascus has constantly insisted that what's taking place in syria is not a genuine revolution rather a bunch of mercenaries fueling unrest artie's or when it takes a closer look at how the standoff is attracting combatants from far beyond the country's borders. she keeps her son's room exactly the way he left it last spring his clothes and art supplies are the only reminders she has of twenty one year old son a middle aged sami told his mother he was going to a conference in libya he wouldn't stay more than one week to ten days he went in for the whole week that he stayed there he called home every day he called in the twenty second of march and said he's coming back to tunisia but never arrived at the beginning of april i got a skype call telling me my son was captured on the border as he was crossing from turkey to syria in a group of fighters. further proof came with a syrian t.v. report in which sami was featured among the captured rebel fighters he talked about
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coming from tunisia to fight for the syrian people still the explanation wasn't enough to ease the minds of his parents if anything it made matters worse these simply can't understand how intimidating man transformed into a jihadist noticing when they do have some. year ago sami began praying and i was very happy because i'm a muslim and i thought it was a good thing. maybe after that he started going to a mosque and heard something that made him go off to syria official reports claim some four hundred out of the five thousand mosques in tunisia are controlled by radical islamists who call their followers to take part in jihad in foreign countries the exact number of tunisians fighting in syria or libya or rock is not known but the families and friends of those who went off to fight in a foreign land are saying that even one death is already one too many especially
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for those who are fighting a foreign leader in a different country the government says that they're watching the situation closely but relatives of those who have died are not convinced they believe that the government's silence is as good as a green light for the impressionable youngsters. it's known that for the last ten years most terrorist groups have tunisians in their midst the officials know about these things but don't say anything these fighters went to libya then they went to syria by way of turkey we're talking about more than one hundred tunisians already killed in fighting in syria. this statement is supported by united nations human rights investigators whose report published at the end of two thousand and twelve warned of an increasing number of fighters pouring into syria investigator said people from at least twenty nine different countries are fighting alongside syrian rebels most of them are sunni's hailing from neighboring countries but some have come to syria from as far away as america and europe. by
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a purpose but once they're on the ground the situation proves far more mundane. it's impossible for any arab combat some fighting in syria to get trouble for any arab cumbersome spider dies i dare them to bring me a single arab who got injured and treated in the field hospital any we are being treated as cannon fodder we are the grease used to abrogate that using syrian blood for the messiah he got to see despite his warnings many young men in tunisia still choose to go abroad to battle infidels in the name of allah it only goes go r.t. in tunisia. and meanwhile in egypt ruling in god's name reportedly doesn't come cheap the muslim brotherhood accused riding to power on washington's handouts and using that money to incite violence protests just a bit later in the program we hear from one of the lawyers that brought those charges to. the head of internet giant google is on
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a visit to north korea. but the has any chance of breaking through pyongyang social media and online file. but for now argentina has told the british prime minister to rein in his colonial ambitions and concentrate on his country's internal problems the hardline response follows a warning from david cameron that the u.k. would fight to keep control of the focal and islands the two nations fought a war over the territory back in one thousand nine hundred two our correspondent now has more. here with our says question in an interview whether britain would fight to keep the falkland islands and prime minister david cameron saying of course we would say he made his position there extremely clear if an attempt was made by argentina to retake the folk and islands that military troops would be the fluid by birth and so absolutely very clear on that very strong westerly coming from the prime minister that you see this comes on the back of argentina as president re making these accusations that the falkland islands
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a stolen from argentina by britain i think she called it nineteenth century colonialism and i think some concern for people here today that you know this is something that is very much focused on in the course of the interview this was some of the strongest statements of course perhaps avis are doing a little but some of the other very important issues that are happening on a national level at the moment here in the country we've got rate cuts to trial. coming in this week it's tuesday that we're going to see the house of commons so as in very important issues here at home at the moment of course a lot of people say we're talking about fighting a war somewhere else where when actually was fighting our own classes here in the country on the screen nearly thirty years since we saw the end of the focus war it definitely has a very strong resonance with people here in britain but we've seen this this old me kick off again as i said we've had very strong comments from the president in argentina is also of course come in much more recent argument again because it's
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been discovered that there are large oil reserves of course i think that's really going to play a big part in seeing this contest over the islands the tween britain and argentina really heating up again it doesn't look like it's going away. your correspondents are first reporting right now mr cameron loses popularity at home and some analysts say the renewed debate over the falkland islands just could be a distraction to distract attention away from the issues the government is failing to address. it's a great issue that it's come up again because the economy here is in dire straits and austerity is really biting people are very unhappy with what he's doing and so i see david cameron is very much. to the greenback the average of ninety two and the people's attentions here from the very popular things that he's doing for this issue to come up now is very timely because the government is
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well down in the opinion polls the government is really unpopular i can't recall him becoming so on populous so quickly and so i think that he will want to keep this in the news headlines he's why he's reacting in such a sort of strong way. to watching r.t. live from moscow in a flying dispute in northern ireland causes fresh loyalists of violence coming apart on the programme there are few quiet nights in belfast anymore the city is plagued with rioting over a decision not to fly the union flag over city hall. for an hour to well known americans the former governor of new mexico bill richardson and google chief eric schmidt have both flown into north korea but the visit has drawn criticism from washington which is looking to penalize pyongyang over its recent rocket test well off a nurse let's get some more insight on the town speak to our dr ruediger frank a professor of east asian economy and society at the university of vienna it's
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a very good to see you today sir thanks for coming on the program let's talk about this visit here indeed it's the visit is intended as the visit with washington as against that his eyes are so i do applaud your pardon because it wants ultimately new sanctions over a recent satellite launch by north korea but the visit though is intended as a private and humanitarian one why would you think that officials in washington care so much. well it's very obvious if you publicly declare it. to be punished for disregarding concerns of the international community about rockets and missiles and a few weeks later a former u.s. government official a very high one travels to. censor mixed signals and makes the whole announcement of sanctions look a little bit ridiculous well fair enough indeed washington was certainly you know raising a few eyebrows are regarding the recent iraq a test coming out of north korea the north korea did say they were just putting a satellite into orbit and washington didn't quite see it that way we're going i
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missed a schmidt there the head of google he's on a visit to a country that is ultimately reputed for having extremely tight internet control it's easy planning in some way or another to try and break down the social media fire wall of the wilds would be going. well i know little about personal attentions missed this trip but of course it would be fantastic if you would succeed in breaking down the fire wall to be a little more realistic we should consider that google is not only in the internet search engine business they have many other fields as well and north korea has in the past actually been a country that produced applications for mobile phones they have been programming games i think they would be somebody who could contribute to the end draw a plot for north korea itself as a country with developed i t sector so perhaps mr schmidt wants to explore other potential business fields for google within the korea there was a report in a german newspaper that pyongyang has invited german economists to prepare the
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country for foreign investment but that is unconfirmed at the moment if it's true however could it be seen perhaps that north korea's new leader is finally putting it on the path of change in behavior see even a part of openness well frankly this is old wine in old bottles old this has been around for many many years too in the whole of years ago the north koreans have announced that they are we wrapping laws and especially from the mix in the last on the north east in order to even improve conditions for investment and trade to how we wise that related laws also two years ago they have operated the joint venture and investment commission they have opened the pyongyang university of science and technology iran based on korean americans who teach the north koreans about all the technicalities of doubt so i don't know about those particular reports and up to the german newspaper but in general i think we can confirm that there is
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a trend that has been going on for a couple of years now and it would be really nice to see if it would see some progress however the big problem is actually not north korea building this to receive investors it is the reluctance of western investors. if you go to the career certainly if that is the case it might might be seen strange by sun because when you talk about an economically speaking opening up and without mean that in some way the control could be slipping from the all powerful north korean military it's one of the most powerful militaries in the world it's absolutely enormous do you think the north korean military would allow for that. what is the possibility and you have to approve most of all that is that it is an internal shift of power within the government over the state if you if you like everyone from literally back to the state into the government into a party but i do not see any reason why we should expect the status sauce to give up its control over its national economy on the contrary actually all the remarks
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of kim jong un all full of statements of the state should maintain actually in spots expand its control and with this control as a foundation should reach out to other world so i think opening in that sense should not be misunderstood dropping all the guards and complete liberalisation all right dr rigaud franco from the university of vienna thank you for joining us here in on t. today thank you. well escaping oppressive taxes austerity and finger wagging government movie star celebrates his new citizenship while other others i suppose of his countrymen well they might be looking towards the east as well maybe a possible escape a more weather heading that is coming up in just a few minutes here on out say.
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i. i. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the ip interviews intriguing story to tell you. the.
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arabic to find out more visit our big don't know it's called. live from moscow this is he now already hard pressed fighting off a belligerent taliban and over such an al-qaeda the us military is now facing a new battle against suicides almost five hundred american troops and veterans killed themselves last year that is dwarfed being the number that die in action he's gone if you can reports. eyes over the world tonight. another feel good moral boosting speech on against the us president has delivered many of those trying to convince the american people that the war was worth it when you're missing a birthday or you're missing a soccer game or or what you're missing give it a verse or three and those of us back home are able to enjoy it because you know
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when soldiers come back home they missed much more than that their own selves once you go into combat you know once you kill people and once you spend a year and an environment you're not seeing first team kenny came back severely wounded from a tour in afghanistan two years ago having spent ten months in combat the vehicle on which he was a goner was blown up nine times when i got crushed by p.t.s.d. i mean. i was suicidal you know i mean but i'm married with four kids and i just couldn't find a way to kill myself and some kind of accident that my family wouldn't have to suffer he was able to step back from the brink but many of his fellow servicemen were not so fortunate. more american soldiers committed suicide last year than were killed in active service in afghanistan staggering statistics that's almost want to
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day when. i think it is. i can't go any more risk my life. because they don't think america is. normal society. officials in washington seem to be trying to present afghanistan as a success story while for those coming home it looks anything but that they do put lipstick on a pig or cancer to speak they take real you're in. for the mainstream media in the us with their everything military their questioning of the cause of the war usually comes down to this sort of makes you the most proud about what you've done here a mindset this testily perpetuated that the ends justify the means while those ends are often identified in abstract terms like freedom and security what have we got
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us we've got quite a bit i mean honestly the afghan people even from when i was a ploy and i reckon all three during the invasion you could see the iraqi people and the afghan people starting to do stuff on their own having more freedoms and stuff like that stuff like that also includes almost twenty thousand afghan civilian deaths and drug production which has gone through the roof since coalition troops have been in the country accounts like this never make it to mainstream airwaves everyone that we blame for nine eleven is dead or in jail. there is no justification for this war. there's no reason our brothers and sisters should die in the sand there is no reason that their children should go to sleep every night terrified of the next drone strike or the next move kicking down their door neither do major u.s. news channels dwell on the subject of the afghans overwhelming desire to see american troops out of their country instead another success. story on t.v. but there was another war the war on terror continues of course somewhere else would you still go without and without a doubt yes these are paintings by
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a soldier's mother who was petrified her son would be deployed he never was and she counter self lucky but the fear cut out with her and inspired this series of paintings her reflections on those who have returned wounded physically or emotionally reflections that clash with the mindset that human suffering should be the price you have to pay for calls in washington i'm going to count. now hundreds of protesters in belfast threw bricks and bottles at police and a fourth consecutive night of protests over a decision to fly the british flag on city hall only on designated days and all the knowledge has been witnessing loyalist violence for more than two months now jason walsh from the christian science monitor says there are deeper social reasons and the flag decision was merely a catalyst but first this traditionally throughout its history been a predominantly protestant and unionist city and their latest census results show
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that's not really the case any longer it's not slightly it's like a republican irish nationalists a majority or we could be fairer than the decision itself to fly the flag only on seventeen designated days we are taken on december third. reflects this change and that seems to work struggling to boil lists rather than the flag itself because in fact flying the flag day simply brings it into line with other british government and civic buildings. live from moscow this is arts he now author talks christians have been celebrating christmas the world over and you can catch more than a glimpse of all the color and sparkle as millions gathered to celebrate on our website and get a much closer look. and certainly something rather fishy about this price it's the most expensive two hundred kilo fish in the world sold at auction for a record one point eight million dollars discover who bag the precious catch.
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well from one scandal to another egypt's muslim brotherhood is now accused of taking more than a billion dollars from the u.s. to pursue its quest for power a paper trail of under the table transactions is led a group of egyptian lawyers to follow charges against the government and yes. who actually launched the complaint believes the alleged u.s. payments were all about preserving particular interests. this money might have been beneficial for both the american side promises support for the muslim brotherhood while they in turn promised to secure american interests in egypt namely a u.s. air force base in the province of. dealing with the brotherhood as a political authority is permissible for funding it before it had even come to power is not we also believe that the brotherhood run cells tasked with provoking
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public unrest and violence that protests a former active member who quit the brotherhood spoke of such groups which carried out operations for the muslim brotherhood benefit. into the r.t. world update we go will start with bahrain where the highest appeals court there has held a long jail sentences for thirteen activists and they were put behind bars for taking part in massive demonstrations in favor of greater rights the ruling monarchy violently put down the protests with the help of troops from neighboring arab states more than sixty people have been killed and thousands jailed in the last two years of nationwide protests. and five years of raping a young student who later died in hospital have appeared in a new delhi court and the judge was forced to order the media out of the courtroom after shouting and angry scenes delayed the pretrial hearings and the rape sparked protests all across india. now gerard depardieu has spent his first day as
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a russian citizen touring his new homeland and flaunting his freshly stamped passport much to the ire of french leaders dubbed a traitor at home he's far from the only wealthy french person to flee the country over exorbitant new taxes and one of the destinations they were heading for is russia. let's look at the taxes and that's the question at hand right now if you look at russia at the current laws we have a flat tax rate here of thirteen percent in fact france and germany they both have complicated tax codes if you look at france forty one percent right now up to forty one percent in germany up to forty five percent as opposed to russia's thirteen percent but if this new law comes into effect in france that. mark for france goes up to seventy five percent of that when it comes to the global meltdown that we've been seeing for years particularly twenty twelve was not a good year for the eurozone or for much of the world indeed but somehow russia
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managed to avoid the global economic crisis and that is certainly the case in fact it is one of the brics countries which means it is one of the emerging markets in the world but if you look at what's been happening around europe in fact in the past year we've been seeing austerity protests we've been seeing people come into the streets who are looking for jobs and in fact the unemployment rate's if you look at greece twenty six percent if you look at the e.u. in general the average there eleven percent if you look at the unemployment rate in russia only six point four percent the united nations is actually taking a moment to appraise russia's immigration policies that what's what's that about well certainly if you look at the numbers the most recent numbers in fact show that russia is the second most desirable country for immigrants to come to only second to the united states in fact in fact it can be a little bit confusing because people look at the numbers about moscow being one of the most expensive cities for ex-pats to live with that's for ex-pats and it is true things here it is a big city it can be expensive but if you look at average cost of food it's cheaper
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than the rest of europe much cheaper to live here for gas prices as well i think that the real reason people come here is that you get two christmases and you get two new year's. and all the more reason to celebrate and give more gifts as well all right our sports news with kate in just a few. usually crime is a plague of the big cities but in a tiny arkansas town of twenty five thousand it is really getting out of hand pure gold is a property crime index of more than double the national average and rape burglary and assault are also way above average poor poor gold is a dangerous place to live in but what's the answer to living in constant fear of criminals well the mayor thinks that the answer to that problem is to live in
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constant fear of the government how logical the mayor and police chief have a doorstop plan to send out police patrols with fifteen's and full swat armor to i guess intimidate the local population into submission well actually the plan is for them to stand around it ask people an important question ask them to show id the answer to crime isn't a police state sending guys out with automatic weapons and body armor around just to check people's id like it's the berlin wall or something won't do anything a guy who breaks into your house for crystal meth money isn't going to be affected by this only the good average citizens will have to show an armed thug of their id just to go buy milk but that's just my opinion.
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hello welcome to the r.t.e. sports show thank you for joining me on trade and here's just a taste of the stories to come. out tricare i would be n.h.l. lockout finally looking set to end yet any math in school is his second to travel and alexander ovechkin is also on target in the k h l. while all grown up when talking to a russian tennis player under a close knit saw as the former wimbledon boys champion gets his maiden victory on the gruelling a.t.p. tour. and from pool to school after winning every available title record breaking synchronized swimmer anastasio moves on to try.


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