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three. three. three. three. three volunteers video for your media drug free media r t dot com. the u.s. congress votes against president obama's policy of military intervention in libya but stopped short of holding funds for the operation. they backed the revolution so why are they sheltering mubarak's throne you came under fire as a top official one of the agent for fraud reportedly living in london. and heading for the exit the growing number of israelis who are leaving their country accusing authorities of failing to bring peace to the promised land.
this is actually coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshing the u.s. congress has refused to grant president obama already to continue the military campaign in libya but the very same lawmakers have turned down a motion to cut funding for the american action in the country the votes are being seen as largely symbolic as the white house says it doesn't need congressional approval for the mission our she's going to she count as more from washington. the resolution adopted by the house of representatives is seen more like a message of rebuke to president obama rather than an actual war stopper because when he came to voting on cutting funds for that war the majority voted no so some analysts see elements of a showing the behavior of the u.s. congress saying that many lawmakers don't miss a chance to snub the president yet knowing that this novice won't change much at the end of the day as capitol hill observers say when it comes to waging wars
congress has generally been supportive the resolution was sort of a way for the congress to show their frustration over the white house refusal to come to the lawmakers to seek authorization for the military actions under the u.s. constitution only congress can declare war except the obama administration doesn't call it a war otoh we last more than three months and involves many civilian deaths earlier this month the congressman had a chance to send an even stronger message the house debated a resolution from congressman dennis kucinich that calls for an immediate end to u.s. involvement and the majority of lawmakers again so they know that proposal nevertheless the lawmakers don't like being ignored but even those who truly wants to stand up against the military actions in libya there is little they can do as one congressman said you can do resolutions until you are blue in the face but still be ignored by the white house but it seems it's not just resolutions that can be more
it's also the voices of the american people the majority of whom are against the u.s. involvement in libya there's also an interesting point that some experts estimate with regards to the public perception of the war in libya it's off the headlines american news channels have been focused on congress on quite sharp for weeks now and there's fear that certain inertia develops in a public perception with regards to the war in libya inertia which some say could be very dangerous. they had to out of the us center for constitutional rights and michael ratner sas president obama is staking his foot a career on the war in libya. perspective i haven't why didn't the president come to congress and the issue is that obviously once a war starts you're in the middle of supporting nato when it's our operation it's much harder corrosive and i think you're seeing a really strong opposition building to the war what's interesting is that i think
obama looks like he made a real mistake to go into an illegal war that's contrary to the u.s. constitution and contrary to the war powers resolution which is a statute that was passed by congress a number of years ago and this principally a legal issue oh although it really reflects the underlying discomfort right now with this war and i think there's tremendous discomfort despite the costs are nothing compared to afghanistan remember we're straight up or not losing soldiers who are getting sick and tired of war the former finance minister and hosni mubarak's ousted egyptian government has reportedly found safe haven and the u.k. and that's despite the fact he's been sentenced in absentia to thirty years in jail for corruption profiteering at of using state assets by cairo court or his lawyer and it looks of why the u.k. sheltering senior figures from their regime at the same time as a publicly backs the arab spring. when egypt erupted into violence at the start of the year the u.k.
with among the first to support the uprising out with the old dictatorship and in with a new era of democracy the old god was swept aside but many running in fear for their lives ran straight to a new life in london and the local egyptian community is horrified angry disappointed some of them calling she wanting went. because it is a long time now that the british government be allowing people running away not just from egypt from all over the world used to trust carly is just one the former finance minister instead of beginning a thirty year prison sentence for embezzle meant in egypt he said to be running around london a free man boutros ghali was convicted in absentia of corruption profiteering and abusing state and private assets he's also been ordered to repay more than ten million dollars and he under the slaughter has demanded the british government does something about it but it's disappointed by the response but expect to see some
more action both against the money and other goods has been extorted from egypt and other. countries but also against fugitives from justice in this country and that's why for pressing the governor here to protect me we do have a very strong tradition in this country of upholding international law and i want to see that continue but i don't want to be that the current government to neglect that treaty many think they're already negligent in boutros ghali case an international arrest warrant has reportedly been issued by egypt but critics feel money and connections secure a ticket to freedom in the u.k. we would not have a problem to get into the united kingdom for so many reasons and the simplest one of them is the money has courts i mean you can get to remain with your money in newquay if your money. it is real meanwhile in egypt people aren't surprised
england they say is where corrupt middle eastern officials go to hide she's not a stranger to the west she's very much one of the west's men in egypt or was one of the worst so many did so that he's found refuge in london is not surprising to anybody pitch in diaspora in the u.k. it's a million strong tends to kid long to community leaders say to people assume i agree there's no guarantee took ali will stay safe and they will be remain the more they pay allows itself to be accused of hypocrisy pledging support for the middle east and for a democracy movement while the patriots bring members of the old great crazy door and it's hard to come to. a list any more so the time of the program but here's a quick taste of what's ahead some years kept explaining the european currency has no future and have decided to bury it quite literally plucks we will it's what it takes to work and survive in antarctica one of the most dangerous environments on
the planet. after conquering the world of business one of russia's richest man help wronger of has set his sights on politics he's been elected the leader of the right cause political party known to be in tune with the country's business elite the billionaire assassins goal was to take second place in the sampras parliamentary elections after the ruling united russia party from her of fortunes estimated at eighteen billion dollars and it was thirty second on the forbes list and owns them in jersey nets basketball team is also considered russia's most cultured. now it's a state created for a millions of jewish people from all over the world to call their home but now growing numbers of israelis are lining up to leave fears over security mean nanny are opting for your american citizenship to meet their expectations of the promised land oh sleazier has
a story. rachel shites has no reason to like germany she was born a before the second world war and within six years had been expelled and most of her family killed but the irony is she now wants a german passport i think it. was a german citizenship to help my children and grandchildren which might be shocking if it wasn't so common in israel today in the last decade some thirty thousand israelis have applied for us citizenship a quarter of a million already have a second passport it's unlikely that any other country in the world has such a large percentage of new immigrants preparing to leave it's really. because he's a stubborn will become a shrewd. europe because the show. will sleep in its. path of my place the american heart of tel aviv here you'll hear more english than hebrew and you'll be forgiven for thinking that you're in the us and not the promised land most israelis here have
a second passport many of them grew up abroad or have a parent who came from another country canadian israeli you know would never give up my canadian and probably would give up my israeli the american i wouldn't give up because i have family there i want to go to go there any time british passport or european password is a doorway to opportunities eight years ago the bar was blown up by suicide bomber three people were killed and fifty injured the bar didn't close down but some say the rush for new passports heated up in vain because of the bombings when there was a feeling of insecurity so yes there was an increase both in immigration and in the demand for passports and that demand has only grown in the last five years israel has been in two walls and many fear another is not far off and the government's policy of settlement expansion has only isolated the country internationally so it's no surprise this meeting israeli journalist gideon levy their people are tired of living in a war zone. very soon it's own creating. the
new prime. against anything and the payoff is a population that feels unsafe with one eye on europe. than a son has processed can nearly five thousand applications for a second passport in the last ten years that works out at about forty passports a month and he's only one lawyer working in the field before in world war two the one who are were the one who got the wide berth. if you can go. can help you move. out of danger zone then you boot every year more choose leave as well for europe and the skates then the other way around one in five or so if you choose has a really returned home and with no israeli palestinian peace talks on the horizon and growing israeli and security about the arab demonstrations only to last year
this so-called insurance passport is unlikely to lose popularity any time soon point c. or r. t. television as the u.s. is looking for a way out of afghanistan and everyone is happy with president obama's troops withdrawal plan pulling out ten thousand soldiers by the end of the year and twice as many by next summer is considered premature by military commanders but now fast enough for anti-war activists argues military contributor says despite staying in a country for ten years conventional u.s. war tactics have yielded few tangible results. if anybody was impressed by a barrage of bomb a speech regarding the tempo and scale off u.s. forces is droll from afghanistan it was afghan president hamid karzai own the one side there afghan leader was a happy camper regarding the american president announce meant and on the other
side there was so much effort to hand sharon regarding their weak action from the u.s. military and from vox populi as far as the military is concerned it was mostly limited only to armchair commandos and the u.s. secretary of defense robert gates in fact to the admiral michael mullen opinion represents the bunker mentality and conventional wisdom conventional good thing only a part of the us military and intelligence community have a grasp of the situation less likely to step up to the t.v. cameras and to spill their guts that after ten years both us uphill battle in afghanistan it turns out that ninety percent of the failure to be a conventional force is due to conventional thinking. well at least fifteen people
have been killed in eastern afghanistan after a suicide car bomb blast outside of the clinic forty five others are reported injured some are in a critical condition it's a clinic in all of our province treats mainly women and children and this is as we've been reporting just after barack obama announced a partial troop pullout from afghanistan. eleven on the leader of hezbollah says the group has captured three spies among its low level members it's claimed two of them were recruited by the cia although the agents were not considered a serious threat to the movement the u.s. embassy in the country has dismissed the militant group's planes as anti accusations. new york lawmakers have voted to legalize same sex marriage the decision to stand hundreds of people to the streets to celebrate what they described as a victory for civil rights and work has become to six american states for gay couples are officially allowed to marry and have families comes after president obama encourage lawmakers to support the rights of sexual minorities. thousands of
anti-government protesters have marched across syria with twenty people killed in separate cities after security forces fired on crowds syrian state t.v. says identified them and were responsible for some of the deaths this comes as the e.u. has introduced fresh sanctions against damascus for its crackdown on protesters thousands of people have fled to neighboring lebanon and turkey to skate the violence. to greece now where people are facing tax rises and fresh cuts to services as e.u. leaders call in politicians to support slashing spending if they want more rescue cash to be handed over the government will vote on a proposed twenty eight billion euro budget cut over five years next week if approved it will mean a second bailout of twelve billion euro and mine will save the country from defaulting on its debts an option the prime minister has repeatedly ruled out with many argue that attempts to rescue research. little too late and that athens and
all its failure will leave the eurozone to leave in tatters. the skeptics will believe the euro was dead and buried. this is a huge and the center of brussels where the european leaders are meeting to discuss the future of the greek debt and of the eurozone itself they believe the euro can be salvaged but most people including euro skeptics believe that it is impossible and there will be no resurrection of the euro well to me and i think a lot of people it's beginning to collapse around the really seeing bailouts billions of pounds of taxpayers' money especially from the germans a lot of this bill and i think the public about enough of it and i think the leaders of the european union have presented greece with giacomini and conditions in order for the country to receive the remainder of its bailout unfortunately for greece they will have to take extreme measures which are incredibly unpopular in the country and that presents a major challenge for the greek government right immediately after it has just been
for shuffled the leaders are you know mostly wrong again. maybe i'm wrong about greece from the very start she should never have been allowed to join the euro in the first place she wasn't suited to it they were wrong to bail her out first time they're wrong drawn but around the second time if the greek parliament on tuesday except this package and this time next year i'll be talking to you i will be a third so while the european leaders are extremely excited about the fact that the future of the euro could still be resurrected most of the people in europe do not believe so and unfortunately for the european leaders the common europeans believe that the end of the euro is near. their english reporting there and on the other side of the atlantic things are looking to promising either bankers are being laid off in huge numbers almost twelve thousand jobs have already been cut since the beginning of the year there's hardly much sympathy for wall street high flyers among ordinary americans but us financial journalist casa watched all explains they
should be concerned that hints at a new low for the u.s. economy i think promote happened was there was kind of an idea that was happening but maybe a recovery was on the way because banks were making money again there were huge bonuses being paid out last year and that was an issue there was a lot of backlash and i think that's one of the reasons they actually salaries instead of keeping bonuses the fact now that they're not making money shows that perhaps the economy isn't growing as fast as i thought it was numbers keep coming out suggesting that charts on growing across various sectors and i think that if there's not money being made on main street that usually kind of effects finance the financial sector as well and if you're not making money trading then these banks can keep the bankers on now as a business insider cause of what still sharing her thing on america's shuttering financial plight but what do people in the streets think about these problems the resident talk show host laurie harvest finds out in new york.
all the latest data indicates the global economy is going limp are you personally affected this week let's talk about that have you felt the effects of a bad economy or better job this economy's not getting your better job yes i try to go to college and i can because car my car gas is all expensive at school so expensive so it's on the vicious cycle is really bad but i'm happy because brazil is growing like for me. so is that kind of the way it goes when some countries are hurting other countries can prosper more yeah greece is looking bad spain is looking bad i feel like we're on the right. so they're just exaggerating not in greece and spain no no i feel like the reports from us are i'm actually in the military so i do not feel that at all that's the only perk and i'm one perk my
job i think getting steady paychecks for five years yeah i can't be that the american military is going to go out of it if they do any time soon and i guess we have bigger problems to worry about the economy. back so we had to cut back even more so we could take cruises to come to new york this. crucial first time in new york city today for that doesn't sound like you're hurting that it sounds like you're doing ok we have to cut back on a lot of other things do you think that we've seen the bottom of this crisis or are we headed for bread lines and even worse things that we've seen the bottom the bottom look like. well it was pretty bad during the great depression is a bottom that we can compare it to i don't know if we'll get that bad but i don't think we're there yet so do you think we can fix it i'm a global level or do you think it's time countries started looking at themselves first i think we have to fix it on the global level but i think we reach country have to know where they live their expectations of. the living standard i think we
all have to go dawn whether or not you've been personally impacted the bottom line is the global economy apparently continues to fall flat so. don't forget to check out our team on line we have a lot more news an eye catching videos on our website here's what's lined up for you right now at r.t. dot com well not a by any other name correspondents found and a lot of this compound reveals the top terrorist was planning to rebrand his organization admitting to losing a p.r. war with the west. battle when for a fairy tale in the middle of summer a moscow car creates is spot of frost and fun for those who miss staying and snowball fights if you're tired of the summer heat add to our team dot com and don't forget to check out all of our best videos on you tube channel. and.
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extremes is a daily reality and the latest in his series of special reports artie shaw and thomas has witnessed how people survive at the ends of the earth. antarctic storms are known to be fierce sometimes forcing those who have to endure them to take safe harbor it was pretty bad it was. thirty to thirty but. it was rolling around. the head of the. kids. in this in between us. so we're rolling around. trying to make a good rider. gets here the crew of this ship was able to pull through the tempest and even work with nearby stations to repair their damaged vessel but they were lucky operating in such a remote environment means that replacement parts aren't always available and the workers here have to make do with what they can it is pretty hard to get here and
good equipment ok here are sophisticated equipment. one challenge is to try to make your break science was a very small amount of equipment because of the hearts and free weather conditions there is considered one of the both hands on the planet and because of this operating down here we can be more than a convenience it could be downright deadly during the same storm the crew from that would go until guess based lost one of their team when a jeep wall down an embankment into a frigid antarctic lake. but it was most difficult experience in my career and such moments i start to think that good just once us to try is out here. but in antarctica time is a valuable commodity and work crews have limited time to prepare the base for winter after the accident happened we didn't even have time to make a stop which the moment required a stop to think to express compassion we have to go on with our work which we finished at about four am the next day the incident sparked an outpouring of
international support from the surrounding bases but in a twist all too appropriate for the harsh realities of working in antarctica the chilean air force plane that was to airlift. the valley back to south america suffered an explosion in the left engine as it was taking off the pilots on board of hurting another field tragedy by a matter of seconds still the southern continent doesn't provide the opportunity to dwell on the difficulties it under the key things all problems as soon as possible or the origins you will be lost when there is no immediate response to your precautions and avoid actions that me get one of those hurt. in the airplane engine field we are going to do anything that could have gotten any of us hurt and anyway so we don't have the airlift anybody else here we have void in the wrists until another airplane arrives when you can put a system derived from unfortunate necessity which keeps those living and working in
the face of danger and safe as possible in antarctica shantaram as. i don't always get asked radios and read more about schilens adventures in all corners of the world on his blog that's on our website i see. more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is and charged up and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean combs discovers full of make sense arctic is so special and attractive for many wildlife in antarctica is close if you live and from the. expedition to the bottom of the earth artistry. he was called the father of the bolshevik revolution and though highly debated his role in russia's history cannot be underestimated a little later we retrace lennon's path and moscow. mostly
to change the course of the straits and starting off here on red square next to the magnificent moscow kremlin join me most about bruce as we take a look at his epic journey and visit various landmarks associated with his life and death. almost all of us here in about an hour a by before that would take you to siberia to explore the intimate as business is spraying out there and that's how to recap this hour's top stories here ninety stay with us.
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