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and from entering america on its so-called magnitsky list with moscow saying it will prepare a response for the anti russian move. other headlines tonight got steep but over cyprus is economic survival as the bailout price tag doubles bringing fears of an even greater burden on bank depositors and setting a dangerous president to fugues other struggling nation. while cyprus faces severe pressure from the international lenders we look at the example of another european country where the public refused to foot the bill for bankers mistakes. also had loving tonight american protesters voiced their outrage over the mistreatment of prisoners at guantanamo bay and urged their president to follow through on his campaign pledge to close the detention camp.
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hello there good evening shoots kevin owen here at r.t. it's now just after nine pm moscow time of the breaking news or just mentioning are those headlines the u.s. has released the last few minutes a list of russian officials banned from entering merica because of alleged human rights violations washington imposes sanctions over the death in prison of a russian lawyer give magnitsky back in two thousand and nine the move cause a diplomatic row at the time between the u.s. and russia that came up with a tit for tat law against american officials now moscow's promised meantime going to publish now its own list in retaliation to the u.s. measure we've got more details coming up on this said developing breaking news story in a couple of minutes time. next the euro zone finance ministers have said they'll be no extra cash for cyprus beyond that ten billion euro international bailout the mood been grim at the ministers meeting in dublin as it emerged that the island nation needs around six billion. more than originally thought to avoid bankruptcy
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the cypriot government will now have to raise the extra funds without external help and after the recent raid on bank deposits there are now deep concerns over the president has been set as artist has received a report. it dominated headlines for much of two weeks a year is a nation on the brink of bankruptcy the banks were closed cash rationed and capital controls put in place cyprus of blows heavy losses which could rise to up to sixty percent on wealthier depositors in order to clinch a ten 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 away from protesters for the past few days it's just a few meters from parliament which is just over here but people's angry voices did
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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 president has been set up 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 in cyprus they're going to pull their money and that could 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 that a separate example already has. seeds of fear i would literally single cent i have
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from europe because the president has been said. i'm afraid that this will happen in greece afraid not for my future but for my children's future. no i hope it won't happen here but with you authorities 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 must fall for cypriots they now know all too well how hard it is when it's your dominoes turn to fall does our sylvia our tea brussels or wall cyprus is taking drastic measures to meet the demands of international lenders another european nation iceland has shown that there is
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another path the nordic countries face a virtual bankruptcy back in two thousand and eight after its banking sector spectacular collapse but taxpayers made it clear they were going to pick up the tab if a person off looks now than it how the country's first nearly five years of. though not a member of the eurozone or the european union for years iceland was considered the most effective now 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 pay 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
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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 now for more earlier i spoke to a professor of political science and one of the people who took part in the revision of iceland's constitution the european union was insisting to the icelandic state the icelandic taxpayers were responsible for the private banks in the end that case went to an international court now the after court found iceland was in the right einstein and was not responsible for this immense and
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refused the claims of the sun to its roots the hard initially forced about the current relations between iceland and the rest of europe are you guys still friends they claim that iceland basically be flushed down the toilet and would not be able to. sort of a young mertz sun equal partner in europe but that tires proved falls on us iceland's relationship to you if you don't burn the outside world tires normalise stunt international investors are coming back to the count three. thanks i have stabilized quite a lot the only thing to add here is sure there is lots of information on this story in blogs and social networks but you want to find it in mainstream media why perhaps to avoid giving ideas to anyone else under pressure. coming up with a program of me kevin zero in this tension continues to mount on the korean peninsula the u.s.
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states it would never accept north korea as a nuclear power in just a couple of minutes then we take a look at why washington may be interested in provoking conflict in the region also to come to the moon and report on the construction of russia's state of the art spaceport other countries big plans on relaunching its lunar. right now the anger over the hunger strike at guantanamo bay detention centers 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 artie's one important 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 or our brands and that is why civil rights attorneys human rights groups and many activists and protesters are out in the streets of times
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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 as 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 not say what sparked this ongoing hunger strike according to a u.s. u.s. military officials they say only forty one men have been on a hunger strike and at least eleven are being force fed they say nobody's
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lives are in danger but that is not what lawyers are telling our team 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 forty's 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 toilets now this new york rally is part of a nationwide day of action to close guantanamo and end indefinite detention
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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 is wrong and the 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 as 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.
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a spokesman of the international committee of the red cross i want to show no told us it's a deep sense of insecurity among inmates there's beyond this current crisis. we are currently at the detention center and we're the only organization inside the detention facility that we've been visiting went on with since two thousand and two and so in fact we follow very closely the younger strike its effects on the it in these themselves we try to understand what's going on we try to intervene on a confidential basis we don't or eighty's but we certainly are in there trying to do to do what we can again the causes of the anger strike dunga strike was be seen as a symptom the causes of their anger strike our uncertainty that that weighs very heavily on each and every day eighteen year old out of one thousand and one that's the cause of younger strikes we were primarily through bilateral confidential dialogue and intervening directly in the detention facilities themselves and then confidentially with the authorities including this level with president obama like we did this week for us the issue is not that of closure of guantanamo the issue is
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to provide a clear legal framework that regiments the detention of people at guantanamo and that's what we are pressing on what's at stake is the legality of the detention and billeted to provide clarity for did it in the so that they know about their feet well you know if you've been watching a set of late he's kept track of the hunger strike a very start of the protests we've got opinion from high profile politicians lawyers and human rights activists all at the funeral special section and i website . for. campaign that is way that chooses president chavez choice runs against a free market poster boy. well that is where the jews after coming down self-styled socialism or free market model venezuela april fourteenth on r.t. .
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the international and world in the very heart of moscow. qatar's boosting its financial presence abroad amassing billions of dollars in
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foreign assets and its economic expansion is not limited to arab countries either with cash from dough or flowing to europe and the u.s. as well now while qatar says diverse seeing diversifying its economy is the main reason for foreign investments there is a growing feeling that politics is playing a major role in the strategy to be looking at where capital as 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 that could tare foreign ministers said last week that they would also consider becoming one of the major suppliers see egypt that sickly as they have the third largest natural gas present results in the world as the battle rages. it 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
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however they extend that and their interests out side 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 indication qatar has been diversifying its areas of interest and investing in many sectors including the media fashion petrochemicals and india and indeed financial institutions however the real push are for the super wealthy but tiny emirates appears to be france surprisingly they have a favored real estate in the french riviera as well as paris buying up several casinos however it is not just luxury property they are investing in they have apparently a gifted three hundred million euro fund to underdeveloped areas of fronts including the notorious suburbs which house key french muslim communities this
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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 of broads is in fact consuls a deliberate move to increase political influence abroad in titian 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. well as always on the big stories we're covering they were you know what you think about the issue had to r.t. dot com where you can have your say on this particular vote see global crash bush is. war the subject is not much show uses sir thanks for voting though if you have forty two. sent to the majority of their thinking is political clout abroad as you can see twenty six percent think it's a destruction from short for democracy back in cat twenty five percent exactly call
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of this is a tad change saying it's readying for when the oil and gas dries up making more influence abroad seven percent of you think no problem with a hedge against international financial risks r.t. dot com let us know what you think. well but now to a breaking news story even talked about the last fifteen minutes or so the u.s. has released a list of russian officials banned from entering america because of america because of alleged human rights violations moscow's already warned the measure would have a negative impact on ties and promise to come up with a similar response as go live to washington is going to each account is there. this
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list the names or what do we know about the people that are on there. well kerry the black list includes eighteen names those are russian officials acted of being responsible for the prison death of the lawyer sergei magnitsky in two thousand and nine those are judges investigators and other officials directly involved in the magnitsky case but the magnitsky law itself casts a much wider net requiring us the financial sanctions against all russian officials deemed to have been involved in human rights violations the wording of the legislation is very vague for example the bills provision that names put on the list of people to be sanctioned can be based on quote unquote data and information provided by n.g.o.s and perhaps by other interest groups or people rather than through due legal process so this potentially undermines the basic principles of presumption of innocence and due process but then many note that the state department already had the full authority to deny
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a visa to anyone they want without having a special law in place so many see it as a message to russia message that will most probably certainly prompt a similar response from moscow russian officials have already indicated that they will be forced to put together a list of american officials involved in human rights violations around the world and that this could be very long including those responsible for torture in iraq of ghana's than one tonn a more russian lawmakers in fact say they've already prepared that list so moscow does not see it as a positive development president putin called his dead same prison a tragedy but russia sees this kind of legislation as interference in their internal affairs here's what the russian president's spokesperson said quote the piers of any lists will doubtless have a very negative effect on bilateral american russian american relations at the same time these bilateral relations are very multifaceted and even under the burden of such possible negative manifestations they still have many prospects for further
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development and growth so that was the president's spokesperson there. oregon and face bring us up to date there are no lot more coming out on this over the coming days and through the week and thank you. careers warm tokyo that it will be a prime target in case of war if japan maintains its hostile stance or tries to intercept any of prong yang's test missiles that threat came in response to japan's warning that it would shoot down any north korean missile heading towards its territory meanwhile the u.s. has reiterated it would never accept north korea as a nuclear power the comments came from secretary of state john kerry who's visiting so earlier mistakenly published pentagon intelligence reports suggested pyongyang may be able to deliver a nuclear weapon with a ballistic missile washington's been trying to downplay that assessment though 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
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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 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 companies even in britain will be benefiting greatly by all this news talk of
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a perceived north korean threat because everyone can upgrade there or that alone said of trading. nuclear weapons of mass destruction in violation of any type of we interpret ation of the nonproliferation treaty. got some great stuff lined up your t. dot com tonight this was shocking and for flying it's not as innocent as it may sound at r.t. dot com we've got the story of one german computer programmer who claims that he can hijack and bring down a plane just by using a smart phone stories on one from us how about a six month long pub crawl and a six figure salary for doing it. actually possible if you land one of six unusual jobs being offered by tourism australia they do this not again you may recall any details about that if you want to follow it up. mass rallies of mark the end of election campaigning in venezuela ahead of sunday's presidential vote hundreds of thousands marched in the capital caracas in support of interim
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leader nicolas maduro while the opposition rallied in the north of the country duros the political successor to the late leader hugo chavez who died of cancer last month. we'll hear from american rapper and activist immortal technique he believes shabbas stood up to washington in a way few others dare to. 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 and of course the stakes are high in venezuela where voters are said to decide whether they want the political course of the labor good chavez to continue. to join us now t. on sunday we've got coverage of the country's presidential election coming up. campaign endgame venezuela chooses a new president and chavez choice runs against
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a free market poster boy for possible venezuela choose after calming down days self-styled socialism or free market model venezuela votes ople fourteenth on r.t. . so the big stories making headlines right now around the world at least thirteen afghan soldiers have been killed near the pakistani border after taliban militants attacked an army outpost the group has claimed responsibility saying it has captured the checkpoint afghanistan is preparing to take over security control for u.s. troops when they pull out by the end of twenty fourteen tens of thousands of chilean students demanding reforms of the country's education system have been demonstrating in santiago the protests turned violent those gangs of youths clashed with police over one hundred arrests have been made in eight offices injured students say the current school system is unfair and is only available to the middle class and the rich. as the world marks fifty two years since the first
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manned flight into war but the head of russia's space agency's announced it's working on a fundamentally new spacecraft capable of interplanetary flight and there's much more on the space agenda for russia too as it starts construction of a state of the art space port will be ready to host rocket launches from twenty fifteen on his legs here as yes he 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
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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 it's 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 soviet union lost its race to conquer the moon russia is really willing to relaunch the lunar program we understand that by the year twenty thirty
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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. the shape of things to come i know if you want to track russia's space history we invite you to check out the gallery on our website pioneering moment caught on camera. home. coming up as u.s. secretary of state john kerry waits to see if his israel palestine peace initiative bears fruit cross-talk debates tonight whether it will yield anything at all after the break.
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with oil pipes bursting in arkansas people across the u.s. they start to realize that they are moving towards what the atlantic calls the infrastructure cliff in short america's infrastructure start 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 great 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 word.


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