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iraq's president calls on the occupied city of fallujah to expel islamist rebels that seized the city on friday as the army gathers forces for a full assault on the extremists. greenland opens its pristine arctic territories to oil companies for the first time as a country seeks cash and independents r t looks at the debate sparked by the decision. britain's prime minister toughened up the rhetoric on immigration but too little too late say his critics will claim he's only looking for votes.
it wasn't even national coming to you live from moscow with marina josh welcome iraq's prime minister is calling on the residents of the city of fallujah to drive out insurgents the city has been occupied by al qaida militants since friday when they declared it an islamic state that as the army prepares for a major assault on the city with several air strikes already carried out our disposal here has details. does not pick elements with al qaeda links have overrun the iraqi cities of ramadi and thousands of residents are fleeing these area as government forces launch air strikes and fire artillery shells the iraqi prime minister nouri al maliki has evolved that government forces will not leave this area until all these extremist elements are to quote him eliminated but he does admit that for now the government has lost control in these cities in recent days the militants received a boost as they were joined in the fight against the baghdad government by sunni
tribesmen and what is interesting is that it marks a change from the years prior to the u.s. withdrawal when major sunni tribes turned against al qaeda what we witnessing now is that they joining forces with these al-qaeda groups against the shiite led government now the american administration has been slammed for creating the situation there are many who predicted that once the u.s. forces withdrew from iraq they would be a vacuum that would be created and that this would be fulled with extremist elements the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has promised support for the baghdad government that he has ruled out the possibility of boots on the ground he has said that the u.s. would not send troops back to that country to quote kerry he says that this fight is the fight of the baghdad government iran has also said that it is prepared to me and military support to the baghdad government and saying troops to help fight al qaeda there while in neighboring syria the al qaida fighters who are embattled with
the syrian president bashar assad in recent months have been gaining ground and gaining strength was not the first time the center of the violent battles during the war in iraq it became a stronghold of sunni anti-american resistance adam kokesh was one of those who fought of at the time and he thinks what we are seeing now are the political mistakes of the past. i've come a long way since my time in illusion two thousand and four and been able to step back and you know i've been involved you know in a lot of various efforts here in the united states to help fellow veterans out with p.t.s.d. and things like that so i think it's incredible to see that you know a lot of the predictions that those of us who understood what the war was about at least figured out when we got home coming true now because when you understand the nature of war as a racket you want to stand the true motivations behind the united states in a very general occupation when you want to stand what kind of puppet government was
installed in iraq your stand it was really only a matter of time before this happened i spoke to the president of the u.k.'s arab lawyers association and he says the country's prime minister and his cabinet have completely failed to save the country from ruling the hasn't been able to stop the terrorist act which is the taking the lives of the civilians in both that he is now accusing the thai there which is someone else that being the one who is causing it he is the government is totally incapable of controlling she didn't go that did south except that the people that are being put and very tight slot because the government is allowing people to go out on a beating anybody who comes out in the street even raising their voices this is really a tragedy the u.n. says twenty thirteen was the bloodiest year in iraq since two thousand and eight was more than seven thousand people killed in the turmoil r.t.
dot com has a special section dedicated to keeping tally of the violence in the devastated state and the human cost it pays every month. greenland has given a green light to oil exploration in the north east of the country an area previously untouched by industry the move comes as a cash strapped country searches for a way to fix its economy and give it independence or just takes
a close look at the pros and cons of the decision. drilling and all exploration off the western coast of the country particularly has already been underway for some time by the likes of shell chevron and exxon mobil but b.p. and its partners will now explore the concession in the north east which amounts to thousands of square kilometers some believe there may be a huge reserve of oil there up to one hundred ten billion barrels potentially the largest in the whole of the arctic the decision of greenland's leadership is a complete u. turn from what it said only nine months ago when a moratorium on any further drilling was imposed due to environmental concerns the latest move is understood to be tightly connected with greenland strive for independence from denmark for now it's been relying solely on its faltering fish industry and grants from copenhagen but it's also known to have vast reserves of diamonds gold rare metals as well as having the world's second largest reserves of fresh water but clearly it's the black gold which could make greenland both economically and politically independent and the government is happy to have more
international oil giants on board to boost these ambitions however not everyone is as thrilled to colleges have already blasted the move. checkered record describing the arctic environment as very fragile they say that even a minor oil spill in the crystal clear waters of greenland could cause a major disaster b.p. officials say they will take several years to carefully prepare for the challenging exploration work given the intensity of environmentalists criticism it's almost guaranteed that this period will be marked by the protests of those opposed to any drilling in the arctic my colleague kevin allen discussed the environmental debate over the drilling in greenland with a greenpeace activist and he believes that it will be impossible to clean up after an oil spill and that the government should look for other economic solutions. it's new technology to clean up the spill not sure whether it's because this cold means that you will have to remove all the all the oil manually there will be no not for the grid ation and you won't be able to use technologies in my minutes like the
greenlandic ones extraction of oil and gas would of course though give greatly as a color a much needed boost so should the country really be denied these cave results is because of environmental concerns that you up will be addressed anyway i want to me clear that that is not my development agenda and we fully believe the greenland the green and the population has a right to development but we did this agreed that oil really would be the way to go if you look at the consequences and the risks not only for the environment for but for example the fisheries six a greenland it is just to be everest say if they can find one of the two environmentally sound and financially feasible large scale industrial projects that should be sufficient to their country's economy and by letting oil companies into its waters greenland has joined the race for arctic resources next hour on r.t. we have expert opinion on why the region has suddenly become so desirable. and coming out on our national chick on the cheek as more italians feel the financial
not to. welcome back you're watching r t international with myriad joshing the u.k.'s prime minister is pushing for a cap on european immigrants to britain he also says there needs to be cuts to welfare for migrant workers but critics claim david cameron is simply trying to win over voters who are increasingly leaning to the right artist sarah ferguson reports . this is part of these wider plans that the prime minister has to renegotiate britain's relationship with europe and the prime minister insisting that he's already made progress on those renegotiation plans he came under some ridicule on twitter from the ukip leader nigel for as he said david cameron seems to be trying to sound like me the difference is that i believe what they say now of course that
might cause some confusion amongst the public and it's felt by many that the conservative party line on immigration has been somewhat confused because you've had the borders opening up. garia romania at the beginning of the year possibly a bit of confusion the prime minister's strong words over what his plans for the future are with that renegotiation and of course the big question is that whilst the prime minister might be saying all that there is putting these very tough plans on the table the big question remains as to whether the e.u. would accept these terms of renegotiation and a lot of people feel that quite simply that won't be acceptable to the other members of the mangos of course is the u.k.'s independence party and it has brussels will not give britain what i want. if he wants to make the changes that he suggested he has to actually get treaty changes and agreement from all the
countries and they've already had the european commission in the form of barroso it's that that won't happen the only clear solution is to get your control of your borders back in order to do that you have to leave the european union politicians and not listening to people in the streets of or in the places around the country go to lincolnshire for example they are telling us that they have difficulties in the community because it's changed now that it's not being racist is actually being realistic and listening to those people all that we suggesting you can pay is that anyone who comes to this country has to be able to afford to work here pay taxes and contribution to this country but we have to have a sensible immigration policy which brings the best in and ensures that they stay here and pay for the future of this country in the same way that indigenous people do and if you look for more stories we're running so log on to our t. dot com where we have a table of high tech competition logo glass needs to look and other u.s. companies unveiled contact lenses powered was now
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watching our theater national live from moscow the weapon is one of the symbols of the upcoming winter olympics in sochi add that there is a reason for that the balance of the caucuses are whole to the endangered creatures who are fighting tooth and claw to survive to bomb would say is a sortie to find out what's being done to help stealthy hunt is resourceful scavenger is persian left his the smallest little while can someone still these mountains in the caucuses. now the soul of three elusive and skillful predators and being introduced to the natural habited after fifty years thanks to the caucuses nature reserve leopard sent him. it's part of a program linked to the sochi twenty fourteen winter games that aims to preserve and improve the region's wildlife and environment.
though the animal has been spotted on the russian caucasus a few times there is no viable leopard population there our program is designed to start a new population of the persian leopards in the caucasus mountains and to restore the species in its natural habitat there has been success here two cups born at the national park in july with the frozen ever born in captivity. their parents have been brought in from lisbon zoo in portugal to to yes for them to get used to their new home and each other who the connection wasn't to mediate but dick come and their fruits kids was captured on camera the health of the family will be monitored using g.p.s. chips will the next twenty years. all in all the center now has ten leopards it's home to this group can lead to a resurgence called the species the leopards live in a temporary open a cages in the reserve which i quipped with cameras there observed closely while
the adept before being released into the wild their food is pig releasing the cages to sharpen up their hunting skills. one cub that wasn't shy about cameras was groom his mother neglected him after he was born now they keep his act as force to parents taking them for walks feeding him and giving him extra love and attention. now graham he is only six months old he's pretty happy and he will be here making sure that there's more of him out of this nature park to bomb with say in so she's nature park forty and tomorrow will be just a month before the winter olympics in sochi and we'll get at update from the organizing committee had and much more so stay with our team international for our special coverage.
now look at some other stories from around the world key members of western backed syrian opposition are in turkey to decide on their participation in the geneva two peace conference aimed at stopping almost three years of bloodshed in syria when asked week another influential group the syrian national council reiterated zero refusal to take part in the talks meanwhile in fighting between al qaeda linked extremists and other rebels groups have left dozens dead in eastern syria. sudan's president omar al bashir has arrived in the capital of south sudan for talks with his counterpart on ending the bloodshed in the country meanwhile fierce fighting continues across south sudan as peace negotiations between rebels and the government micio pierre are making no progress reports say an army general has been
killed during intense battles in the town of bor over a thousand people have lost their lives in the violence in south sudan. northeastern america is in the grip of a heavy snow storm and braced for the coldest temperatures in twenty years forecasters say the freeze could hit minus fifty celsius in the in some parts of the country and are warning people to avoid traveling extreme weather has claimed the lives of sixteen people and grounded thousands of flights. fourteen people have been killed during a stampede at a muslim religious ceremony in northern china many others have been injured was for reported to be in critical condition incident happened when people surged forward as food was being handed out. in the midst of a financial storm italians are turning their backs on the designer brands that have made their country world famous and they're increasingly turning to chinese
producers for cheap goods sometimes even labeled made in the italy are going off as more. on july first i four generations of this family have made their living from the textile business italian kashmir silk garden you name it these people have quality clothing in their d.n.a. me and quality which fewer and fewer customers are able to afford it now with this the people they they are interested in the nice thing sir but that they have no money to buy and they go to buy a cheap pair of boots and this is the reason also why is the proud i call rubbish that the junk food the junk a closer as the economy struggles to go on this recession in half a century demand for a luxury goods among italians is going down but for some the crisis has provided
great opportunities just like many other cities across the world rome has its own chinatown as well whole district in the center of the city filled with showings businesses which go way beyond cities to take out anything called shops or even boutiques and chinese walls which have been spreading all around formal casual sporty every size and style of clothes and food are presented here and with a price tag sometimes as much as ten times lower than the competition it's flying off the shelves there is nothing to think about here i'm not going to spend my last cash on that statue i buy chinese stuff yes they make good cotton clothes sometimes but it was strictly labor for sed and here's the punchline these chinese schools are not made in china anymore the materials are imported yes but since the assembled here who are just lesion allows the made it will be stamped on every item something italian companies want changed if you need. off the prog
but they're walking on quality and not. quantity with large quantity and lope. crisis proved the perfect tactic for the chinese who would into the bank of italy general at least one of the half million dollars out of italy to china you'd be the go to spin off our tea room moscow is demanding an explanation from senegal over the seizure of a russian trawler the crew of the ship says it was an organized operation carried out with the government's knowledge of the soul was detained on saturday off the coast of guinea bissau senegalese officials claim it was fishing illegally but the ship has since been inspected and no evidence has been provided a crew of sixty two russians and twenty others from get a cell are still on board their passports are confiscated. and next meet the devout family man there was no children of his own but his style lovingly raising more than seventy kids.
so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. runs but they enter territorial waters they fish they load the fish on to the ships and leave for in europe. today illegal fishing is taking the bread out of our mouths. wealthy british scientists on. the. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cancer a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds
a report. there are many internal battles in society liberals and conservatives will never agree on gun rights or abortion but there is one battle that is often more generational than anything the battle for school uniforms teachers argue that uniforms eliminate a big distraction in the classroom and break up the caste systems that can evolve at school between the cool fashionable kids and the ones who can barely afford lunch like me in my younger years but teenagers will scream uniforms course their freedom of expression and that they have a right to express who they are their individuality who has the right to dictate to them what to wear the thing they don't realize is that if the school doesn't tell them what to wear that big corporations and m.t.v. will all the cool individuals who dress alike and blindly follow all the trends are just obeying corporate marketing instead of their parents yeah for some reason it is bad if the school punishes you for dressing improperly but if the cool kids make
your life a living hell for not wearing the right brand of shoes well that's all well and good for some reason hey look at it this way school uniforms are cheap which leaves more money for parents to buy you video games being individual in your actions and not a fake individual in trendy clothes but that's just my opinion. i think. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy which looks. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our craft several we've been hijacked why a handful of transnational corporations will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told us about my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture