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make survival that's the bailout price tag doubles bringing fears of an even greater burden on bank depositors and setting a dangerous president for groups other struggling nations. and while cyprus faces severe pressure from international lenders or we look at the example of another you will be in country where the public refused to foot the bill for bank of the state. also american protesters voiced their al drage over the mistreatment of prisoners at guantanamo bay and urge their president to follow through on his campaign pledge to close the detention camp. you're watching r t a live from moscow with me to hang with say. they cannot make fate of cyprus is on the minds of the e.u.
is top financial officials who are meeting in dublin today the mood is grim as is the mers that the country needs around six billion euros more than originally thought to avoid bankruptcy but even fishelson have made it clear that the size of the bailout deal will not be increased and that cyprus will have to raise the extra funds on its own and after the recent raid on bank deposits there are now deep concerns over the president that's been sent as artie's teso sulia reports. it dominated headlines for much of two weeks a year reserve nation on the brink of bankruptcy the banks were closed cash rationed and capital controls put in place cyprus of those heavy losses which could rise to up to sixty percent on wealthier depositors in order to quench attend a billion euro e.u. i.m.f. bailout last month it had however initially planned to would reduce a levy on deposits of less than one hundred thousand euros supposedly protected by
state guarantees before backtracking in the face of widespread protests this has been a meeting of minds from protesters for the past few days it's just a few meters from parliament which is just over here but people's anger voices did little to change the inevitable painful outcome for the country the general view being communicated from here in brussels is that a cyprus is unique and the measures imposed on the country as part of that bailout package will not be used as a template for other troubled euro zone nations but not everyone is convinced the pressure has been set and unless you've been hiding under a rock if you're in a country like savina for example or any of the other one of those countries that might get into a crisis you don't repeat a crisis of the going to see what happened you saw a person and are going to pull their money and that cause a vicious circle in fact a new e.u. law is already being drawn up where first shareholders would take
a hit if a bank fails and then possibly unprotected investments and deposits case in point is cyprus officials insist that deposits below one hundred thousand euros are sacred but a separate example has already sown seeds of fear i would be trying to single cent i have from europe because the president has been sent here for the good work and i'm afraid that this will happen in greece afraid not for my future but for my children's future. none. with you thursdays we have it's absolutely possible and after all that said and done some say what's more problematic is the inevitability of another cyprus debacle if the underlying problem of unsustainable public and trade deficits are not tackled at the core europe and america are bleeding to death and they're not doing anything about it they must go bust so unless they turn around there's no sign they're going to then
the dominoes march through for cypriots they know all too well how hard it is when it's your dominoes turn to fall just are so your r t brussels well cyprus is taking drastic measures to meet the demands of international lenders another european nation iceland has shown that there is another part of the nordic country phase a virtual bankruptcy in two thousand and eight after its banking sector spectacularly collapsed about taxpayers made it clear that they weren't going to pick up the tab you got these kind of looks at how the country has fadden nearly five years on. though not a member of the eurozone or the european union for years iceland was considered the most effective from the liberal free market economy in europe that was until its bankruptcy in two thousand and eight foreign debt spiked banks closed down and the national currency plummeted the walled bank european union and the international monetary fund also known as the troika demanded that iceland be up at the time it
meant every citizen would have to pay one hundred euros per month for the next fifteen years to cover the debt of private bankers nationwide protests erupted sounds familiar except unlike in cyprus greece portugal and others these protests made iceland's president reject the troika's demands and the trio went while threatening isolation and sanctions even raising comparisons with cuba which rekick stood its ground at a nationwide referendum and around ninety percent voted not to be the debt in fact they went even further starting criminal investigations into why so much money was old even jailed some of the country's top bankers and while they were added ordinary citizens rewrote the constitution which now obliges the government to keep all work in the public eye unless it's a matter of national security of course nothing more earlier i spoke to a professor of political science and one of the people who took part in the revision of iceland. the european union was shouldn't. be icelandic state the
icelandic taxpayers were responsible for that of private banks in the end that case went to an international court now the after court. iceland was in the right einstein was not responsible for this immense and refused the claims of the sun to its roots very hard initially forced about the current relations between iceland and the rest of europe are you guys still friends they claim that i stand basically be flushed down the toilet and would not be able to. in europe but the times calls us i sponsor relationship if you don't start world order my. international investors are coming back to the country . thanks have stabilized cry don't watch the only thing to add here is sure
there is lots of information on this story in blogs and social networks but you won't find it in mainstream media why perhaps to avoid giving ideas to anyone else under pressure. still ahead for you as tension continues to mount of the korean peninsula the u.s. states it would never accept north korea as a nuclear power. and in just a couple of minutes we take a look at why washington may be interested in provoking conflict in the region. said to the moon and baguio we report on the construction of russia's state of the old spaceport and the country's biggest plans on relaunching including a program. and go over the hunger strike at guantanamo bay detention center has driven activists on to the streets across the u.s. protesting against the mistreatment of detainees and the continued operation of the camp earlier an open letter by twenty five human rights organizations was delivered
to president obama urging him to keep his campaign promise and close the prison he is a marine up what my own was at the demonstration in new york for us. times square is considered one of the best places in the us to advertise a product or message for our brands and that is why civil rights attorneys human rights groups and many activists and protesters are out in the streets of times square right now to raise awareness about the hunger strike taking place at the guantanamo bay detention center and it is clearly garnering a lot of attention to what those are saying that have been turning out on the streets they're calling on the obama to administration to immediately address the ongoing hunger strike that began in early february at the island prison according to attorneys representing the detainees there they say more than a hundred men are participating in this hunger strike they say it began when when
the detainees there say that the u.s. officials mishandled that their korans during a cell search and that's what sparked this ongoing hunger strike according to the u.s. u.s. military officials they say only forty one men have been on a hunger strike and at least alleged that are being force fed they say nobody's lives are in danger but that is not what lawyers are telling our take a listen i saw men who have dramatically lost weight the people that i met with had lost over thirty and forty pounds what they told me is about men who are too weak to come out of the prison they told me of men who are skeletal that's the word they used who are near death who are so weak they can't move they told me about pressure tactics right now within the camp by the officer where he is to try to break the strike things like withholding the delivery of clean drinking water these are
people who have been refusing food for over sixty days they need water to survive or they will die and they talked about tactics like the withholding of bottled water to drink and being. forced to drink from the sinks in their cells which are attached to trial it's now this new york rally is part of a nationwide day of action to close guantanamo and end indefinite detention protests are also taking place in over twenty six cities including chicago l.a. and washington d.c. i think that anything to show mamma or the government that this is wrong and that people don't support it is a good thing i don't think is a legitimate. vehicle for for for trying these people i mean because they're not being tried is a problem last week organizations including the center for constitutional rights amnesty international and the united nations called on washington to immediately
shut down the guantanamo detention center the u.n. secu minorites chief released a statement saying that america's failure to close the controversial prison and release detainees is a violation of international law currently there are one hundred sixty six prisoners being held at the island prison and at least eighty six have been cleared for release reporting from new york marina r.t. . we spoke to sending a lawyer for an r. one of the one ton of obey detainees she tried to reach out to the u.s. defense ministry but was told the government was already doing enough to keep the prisoners alive. it's interesting we've heard a letter from the secretary of people. regarding hunger strike at our concert as more hear about it and we got a response from. secretary hagel. and we could see was
that the. u.s. is going to mean. seems that what we need is words. and. the international red. or yours or. this could be a turning point for us is the man. you either to go to runs or it's the most when we see you at this point provide them the respect the process of respect the rights and respect for her answer to talk to them about what it is at its peak and the right. has kept track of the hunger strike at guantanamo bay from the start of the protest we have opinion from high profile politicians lawyers and human rights activists all lined up for you in a special section at r.t.
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airport in the very heart of moscow. thanks for staying with us here watching our team qatar is basting its financial presence abroad amassing billions of dollars in foreign acids and its economic expansion is not limited to arab countries with cash from doha flowing to europa and the u.s. as well welcome to sell the size of diversifying its economy economy as the main reason for foreign investments there is a growing feeling that politics is playing a major role in the strategy true has been looking at the way qatar's money is going. as egypt's president mohamed morsi is struggling to mend the egyptian
economy it's on i can't tell one of the richest countries in the world has said that it will buy three billion dollars worth of education government bonds much needed help at a critical time egypt is also suffering from a natural gas shortage at the moment causing blackouts across the capital the khatami foreign minister said last week that they would also consider becoming one of the major suppliers to egypt that sickly as they have the third largest natural gas residue results in the world at the bottom ranges in syria the guitar a government is also saying they will support the rebels they have given one hundred million dollars to the notch then the syrian national coalition is saying they want the rebels to be armed however they extend that and their interests outside of egypt and the arab world building a global empire they have reportedly been invested in many countries including the u.k. the us france singapore malaysia iraq just to name a few and dition qatar has been diversifying its areas of interest and investing in
many sectors including the media fashion petrochemicals and indeed and indeed financial institutions however the real push off for the super wealthy but tiny emirates appears to be front surprisingly they have a favored real estate in the french riviera as well as paris buying up several casinos now it is not just luxury property but they are investing in they have apparently a gifted three hundred million year a fund to underdeveloped areas all fronts including the notorious suburbs which house key french muslim communities this guitar officials say is all part of a global strategy to ensure that investment revenues exceed that of oil and gas by twenty thirty particularly as their reserves are looking to run out in the next hundred years however many fear this aggressive expansion of its economic presence abroad is in fact concent deliberate move. increased political influence
a broad it's interesting to possibly exporting its own particular conservative brand of islam as its investment to increase year on year it is yet to be seen what power this tiny yet super wealthy emirates will wield in the future. as always when you get to know what you think on the issue had to arch angel kong to take part in our online poll today we're all skiing you know why do you think qatar is investing so much money are brought in here's how divided your opinion is online so far thirty three percent of you believe that it's a way to buy influence in global politics while thirty percent of you believe that it's attempted to shield is a lack of democracy only twenty six percent of you good think that it's preparation for when it's all and guess runs out and only eleven percent of you believe that it is a hedge against international financial risks now we want to know what you think if you want those numbers to change cost you vote at r.t.
dot com. north korea has warned japan that tokyo will be its number one target in case a war if that the island nation maintains its hostile stones old tries to intercept any of pyongyang test missiles the threat came in response to japan statement that it would shoot down any north korean missile heading towards its territory i mean while the u.s. has a range rated it would never accept north korea as a nuclear palm the comments came from secretary of state john kerry he's visiting seoul earlier i mistakenly published pentagon intelligence reports suggested pyongyang may be able to deliver
a nuclear weapon well the ballistic missile from washington has been trying to downplay the assessment but many experts believe the u.s. might be benefiting from keeping the situation on a knife edge there is another game being played because the united states is ramping up its military facilities in southeast asia obviously for seeing that china will become a super power and all the time kim jong un has repeatedly said and he said one month ago we don't want war we want to talk and what must be done now is rather than governments like the british one of course and the united states saying north korea represents a clear danger therefore we have to have a more united states left the nonproliferation treaty britain isn't a bang by the spirit of the nonproliferation treaty of which it's a signatory and what we need urgently is president obama to make this call but as in so many other foreign policy issues president obama is wavering looks weak about
it and what they want to do is force their presence in that region and president obama beat heavily by the arms companies and i got to say. even britain will be benefiting greatly by all this news talk of a perceived north korean threat because everyone can upgrade their a breeze that alone said upgrading nuclear weapons of mass destruction in violation of any type of protection of the nonproliferation treaty. online for you and the apple for flying that's one of the innocent and as it may sound to online for you the story of one german hacker who claims he can hijack and bring down a plane just by using a smartphone and how about a six month long drought and a significant salary for doing it it's actually possible if you lead to one of six on the usual jobs being offered by four in some australia learn more at our tea
party. mass rallies have among the end of a lection campaigning in venezuela ahead of sunday's presidential vote now hundreds of thousands marched in the capital caracas in support of interim leader nicolas and he drew a while the opposition rallied in the north of the country but during the political successor to the late little good chavez who died of cancer last month today an hour or two you will hear from one american musician and prominent st activist mortal take mika who believes the chavez global legacy lives on. he's not god you know to me he's somebody who was in a position of power who decided to troll the united states infinitely and very well in fact and really made his case in front of. the rest of the world and said a lot of things that they probably thought but didn't want to ruin their relationship with their foster daddy here to be able to say.
the stakes are high in venezuela where voters are said to decide a whether they wonder the political calls of the late president chavez to continue on sunday full coverage of the country's presidential election. campaigning again venezuela chooses the president chavez choice runs against a free market poster boy for possible venezuela choose after coming down face down self-styled socialism or free market model venezuela votes fourteen on r.t. . tens of thousands of chile and the students demanding an education reform have flooded the streets of san diego the protest that has turned violent as on his group's pleasure with police of the massive demonstration resulted in over one hundred arrests and left eight officers injured
students say the current school system is unfair and is only available to middle class and the rich as the world marks fifty two years since the first man flight into orbit of the head of russia's space agency has announced it's working on a fundamentally new spacecraft capable of interplanetary fly and there is much on that the space agenda for russia as a start construction of a state of the art space portrayed each of those rocket launches from twenty fifteen artie's or less yourself ski reports. this snow only looks like a pit dug in the middle of nowhere but in just two years time this will become one of russia's top priority facilities tucked away deep in the tiger forest in the russian far east this is the construction site of russia's brand new spaceport the us torch need an ambitious project worth ten billion dollars it will become the main and the sole launching pad of all russia's manned space ships starting from the year twenty eighteen but the first test launches are expected to start in just
two years time and will replace in many ways the baikonur cosmodrome which certainly belongs to kazakhstan and the geographic location of the draw me is much more convenient than baikonur it's understood that when a space ships to take off some parts disconnect from the vessels and fall into the ground in this case they will not be falling into the ground or more likely be falling into the ocean of course there will be some disadvantages when the cosmodrome is finished is completed for instance the transportation off of rockets from the more school region to the far east will take twice as longer than it was to the baikonur in many ways even the construction even the idea of building this cosmodrome in the russian far east is already a major breakthrough for the russian space industry but probably the most crucial significance of this brand new cosmodrome is that it will take an integral part in
russia's lunar program almost half a century since the soviet union lost its race to conquer the moon russia's really willing to relaunch the lunar program we understand that by the year twenty thirty a manned space ship will fly to the moon circle its orbit and possibly even choose a site for building an observatory on the lunar surface which may soon be followed by other facilities like helium five mining shafts and even possibly possibly hotels so definitely an interesting spin to that story but of course we have to wait until the year twenty thirty to see whether russia's lunar program can be successful but they would know for sure that the the space ships will be launched from here from the russian far east. so if you want to track a russian space history check out the gallery on our website the primary moments caught on camera at r.t. dot com. right out the head is breaking the set with every martin.
with oil pipes bursting in arkansas people across the usa start to realize that they are moving towards what the atlantic calls the infrastructure cliff in short america's infrastructure starting to get a bit old and according to infrastructure port org the u.s. needs about three point six trillion dollars of infrastructure spending by twenty twenty to turn things around the site sponsored by the american society of civil engineers gave all aspects of american infrastructure like bridges and drinking water and schools cetera some pretty bad grades except for solid waste removal for some reason in their opinion everything in the us is going to crap except for america's ability to throw solid crap away i'm not trying to sit here and scare you there is nothing to fear this is a big challenge but it is
a very possible one to accomplish according to cost of war dot org the last ten years of war and cost about three point one trillion dollars just cutting wars in half by fifty percent could put a huge dent in the infrastructure spending and what about all those billions in bailout that were spent you see the money is there it just gets wasted if the money stops getting thrown away and start getting spent a well planned infrastructure then the infrastructure will start paying for itself rock'n infrastructure creates wealth so don't fear the infrastructure cliff just stop wasting money or allowed politicians to waste money and everything will turn out to be just fine but that's just my opinion. choose your language. killing spree killer the infidels kills them. they're.
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welcome to breaking the set i'm your host abby martin you know it seems that on every issue important to americans the problem reaction solution is always framed by the two dominating political parties in this country the problem is that these two teams democrats and republicans more closely resemble a single party one that stands for and period of time than corporate gain yet several political ideologies are gaining traction in the us but i virtually no representation in the political and media establishment so if you've tuned into the show hoping to hear the dueling perspective of democrats and republicans well you've come to the wrong place because today i'll be hosting a discussion with people who represent the voices of a growing alternative are we talking about libertarianism anarchism and socialism very philosophy is gaining momentum as more people are becoming disillusioned with the status quo.