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thank. you. a euro zone exit looms for greece as irreconcilable differences torpedo the latest coalition talks with the president now leading up final charge for unity. rallies in support of hundreds of palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in israeli jails faced brutal crackdowns by the israeli military the youngest protesters often bearing the brunt. plus have twenty. forty thousand dollars and one hundred people. of the u.s. students facing a lifetime of loan repayments while struggling to find jobs now counting the true cost of their education.
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with global news live from moscow this is art with me rory sushi welcome to the program it is and again today in athens where political party leaders are beginning a last ditch effort to form a coalition if they fail greece would have to stage a new election one predicted to bolster the bailout factions even more and as uncertainty grips in greece its once unthinkable exit from the eurozone is looking increasingly likely in the country itself the banks are reportedly begun to prepare for a switch to the former currency the drachma was also deeply worried over the possible consequences but maintains greece's exit won't be fatal but margaret a broken reef of crisis management a.c.m. partners says the block is now trying to just say face turmoil is unavoidable. they're basically trying to tell the world the markets generally is that look
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greece doesn't agree to these are spirity measures or continue to fulfil them that . you know the. i steered the measures that we put in place for the second bailout then we are worth in comfortable allowing greece to play all i think what's really interesting about the three collections and i do think that there will be a second round of elections is that there really reflecting the complete didn't eat your greens so greece both wanted to benefit from the membership of the euro and also doesn't want to pay the price for not playing by the your own rules and finally if you look at the ascension up the all in john i think it's really interesting that recent also believing it felt from europe so i think honestly in the past few weeks and months germany to you know look at both the political and economic situation in greece and really how to create a plan that would allow the euro to say goodbye to the european union which is a fantastic in idealistic idea and so while i think brussels that definitely
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approaching us from an economic point of view that devolving response ripple across the euro zone and the global economy and i think it's also a tempting just hope that it plea to save this mass as on suddenly builds in athens so i was anger mounting across the e.u. private german investors many of them pensioners are specially furious they claim they were intentionally do put into investing into doomed greek bonds all in the name of agenda driven politics from germany this report from r.t.c. about a priest come off. imagine most of your retirement savings gone with the stroke of a pen and this man certainly knows how it feels peter moritz invested his savings into greek sovereign bonds after being guaranteed his money was protected by the government but soon the retired banker realized he was and played in his own game they are looking for people like me. ray dyer not a little bit gray say in short of the hospital maybe you're. here you have
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no risk peter is among hundreds of german investors who were advised to invest money into greek bonds to secure some cash for retirement but greece's recent debt swap which cut the country's financial burden by more than one hundred billion euros swallowed their money despite guarantees in other words private german investors are being forced to pay greek bills now they're getting ready to sue the banks for what they claim was fraudulent advice and the governments of both greece and germany for not fulfilling their obligations if. there is an agreement between greece and germany that this money is secure from political risks it's really unclear why private investors should be responsible for political gains brussels is aiming to reduce greece's debt from one hundred sixty to one hundred twenty percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and twenty and the long term plan is supposed to attract over
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ninety five percent of private investors like peter moritz who bought greek bonds. these investments are usually money for retirement family support or medical treatment in many cases these people are very dependent on it. in greece constant austerity measures and hard hearted banking policies are already pushing some ordinary citizens to go to the most extreme forms of protest in turn to keep greece from completely going under brussels is also willing to shock through its actions which are. in the pockets of europeans outside the greek state putting money into severing bonds is supposed to be one of the safest ways of an investment but apparently not when it comes to greece since the bond holders thought they invested using what was supposed to be sound advice but as it turned out for many they would have been nor better off than if they had just the day. you got this going off r.t. germany. ever vigilant for financial misdeeds max keiser and stacy hope but
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also weigh in on the state of the eurozone coming up in about one hour's time here on r.t. the kaiser report looks at the problems of financial hardship. little by little the e.u. commission is taking on the role of legal guardian of the economic affairs of the member states yeah the girl with the dragon tattoo i remember that film she was awarded this date and what you're saying is that that the the wards are being abused like the character in that film the girl the dragon tattoo and we see this all over the world so this argument that well the greek people brought this upon themselves or even the american homeowner brought this upon themselves by taking out mortgages is a false argument because everyone has become the ward of the various states and then this state or their caretaker is unmercifully beating them in some kind of drag coney and you know poor house scenario and this is being played out around the
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world. because of cars of course later today on our finale though fifteen hundred palestinian prisoners are stepping up their month long hunger strike in protest against attention without charge in israeli jails mass rallies putting their supporters against israeli soldiers every day and young children often end up bearing the brunt of their crackdown fall asleep reports. the scenes are all too familiar children throwing stones soldiers brandishing rifles major confusion very often it's very difficult for the army to determine who throw stones but a message has to be sent to the local population but that won't be tolerated and the message is delivered brutally these children were playing in
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a side street in east jerusalem when undercover as weighty soldiers attacked them and forced them into the vehicle i would want them stressful. he caught me by the neck and started choking me he dragged me to the current threw me inside i told him i was hurting me but they said it's not their problem i report issued by defense for children international found that in most cases children are arrested in the middle of the night they were blindfolded their hands are tied and they taken in a military vehicle to an interrogation center by the time a child arrives here at off a prison he will have been detained for up to eight days in the end because of pressure almost all plead guilty but it's far from clear they really are relative going in and he told me the best way to get out is to confess they said they had four soldiers testimonies and it's testimony as one month in prison so i confessed i eventually said i did it. but the truth says it by him is that he was at his grandparents' house for the festival of ied they'd been clashes between army and
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palestinian youths and the soldiers had started going from house to house rounding up youngsters. they wanted to take anyone they didn't care who i told them i wasn't throwing stones but they kept hitting me and saying we know it was you. aside from the arrests and illegal detentions in the last decade israeli forces have killed almost one and a half thousand palestinian children but the i.d.f. justifies its actions by saying many of them are used by adults as pawns one incident that's been publicized a lot was when a fourteen year old palestinian boy was quarter to checkpoint with a suicide belt attached to him. since june one thousand nine hundred sixty seven more than three quarters of a million palestinian men women and children have been through the israeli military courts a statistic that underscores the perpetual palestinian search for justice. katon a village that's all right now it's only ten minutes past the hour here in moscow still to come for you in the program
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a spot over the world. but though she would not address the facts because it actually came to us. as a group of medical experts say the word obese is offensive president asks if it's politically incorrect or just stating a fact. traffic chaos in india claims hundreds of lives every day so brave the roads to find out why the country has such controversial safety laws. the american dream is a symbol of education and success but many are finding themselves left with a lifetime of debt as they try to achieve it u.s. graduates can end up owing tens of thousands of dollars off to college and are calling me where they then struggle to find a job another questioning whether it's all worth it more important i reports. it's the heaviest investment a young american can make now becoming
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a trillion dollar ticking time bomb for the nation i have twenty thousand dollars or forty thousand dollars and one hundred fifty thousand in the u.s. student loan bubble has inflated larger than car or credit card debt in this ballooning crisis graduates now have financial deficits that rival home mortgages. and in new york many have taken to the streets protesting against the an affordable cost of higher education we're already seeing a large increase in the number of student loan defaults across the country and that's coming at a rate that is similar to the rate when the when the mortgage you know. loans started to default as well and like i said this has a cumulative effect and it's a downward spiral that according to reports more than fifty percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or working wage jobs that don't even require a degree now unlike either of that student that cannot be dismissed for bankruptcy
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this means loans that u.s. students and account for higher education policy for decades or possibly the rest of their lives mike friedman has a ph d. in biology and works as a part time teacher because he can't find a full time position it's the option of getting an education and being in a state of financial or economic insecurity for the rest of your life according to the federal reserve bank of new york americans sixty years or older still thirty eight billion dollars in student debt and ten percent of that group is past due on payments senior citizens can even have their social security checks taken away the money reportedly redirected to banks waiting to collect. as the investment of a degree morphs from security to risk more americans are reportedly turning to online colleges to save money while others are suing for a refund dozens of lawyers have filed
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a class action lawsuits against their own law schools accusing the colleges of fraud and inflating employment figures. it was an american dream when qualification equated to security but now the once cherished degree. appears to be no more than a gamble marina porter r.t. new york. now you can always ahead over to our website and see dot com for the latest news videos all the stories you may have missed it was waiting for you right now for example a groundbreaking discovery. video. see. something else. spectacular put it right here all of. it. very very. visible to the human eye. dot com.
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it is a good to have you with us here on r.t. today thousands of supporters of libya's former dictator moammar gadhafi still locked up and allegedly tortured in secret detention centers all across the country that's according to a u.n. report which also claims several detainees have been tortured to death by revolutionary ministers lawrence freeman of the executive intelligence review magazine says that there's no sign libya is getting any closer to democracy. this is a major disaster which was caused by the west and invasion regime change policy under the guise of humanitarian intervention the
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responsibility to protect and i think the country is in terrible shape some people tell me in africa that the country may be on the verge of splitting up and was so it's created massive instability of course all over the site here in northern africa you have a tribal society you don't have a nationalistic clear direction misuse of a country so once you overthrew khadafi who was no good no question about it but you did it in the way that the west did including the killing of. then you are setting up various tribal groups to vie for control and way now those tribal groups or from their own competing with one another including attacks on the national transitional government itself you're watching r.t. america is lifting restrictions on military sales to bahrain they were imposed back in october due to a bloody crackdown on the regime protests in the arab state and that's despite the
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fact the clashes there are still ongoing as riot police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse an opposition rally near the capital monday on friday some u.s. analysts say the shows washington's a rather two faced approach to arab uprisings. one of the frustrations of the people in bahrain is this is one the most organized this consistently nonviolent. pro-democracy struggle fight in terms of portion of the population and the heart of the really it was the largest all the arab spring pro-democracy protests in the country and the united states the stood by while the bomb barring the regime and support of the saudis and other u.s. allies really crushed this regime not just not just of persecuting the protesters but even sitting journalists did you know for daring to cover their protest and doctors and nurses to jail for daring to. heal to try to help the wounded.
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seem assume that was sort of seen a lot of america however go southeast asia. dictators we support like mentally and mubarak and i think for the problem of course of course you know it was too late us to stop what happened. in tunisia egypt and yemen but thanks to bahrain's relatively small size of the intervention by saudi troops and that pro-democracy story will unfortunately i would screw was crushed if it was just last weekend leading human rights activist and outspoken critic of the ruling family was detained in the country and charged with inciting protests through social networks not real at our jobs the rest comes just after he was interviewed on julian assange show here want to take a special assignment section on our website ought to talk come to watch the interview. i speak to two leading
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revolutionaries one from the right for the revolution failed once in egypt where the revolution is now in turmoil what makes a revolution and where is the arab spring going to come. thank you for joining us on r.t. today the remains of those killed in the sukhoi superjet crash in indonesia have been flown to jakarta for identification police experts say full recognition may take weeks because of how badly damaged the bodies are the plane crashed during a demonstration flight for potential buyers on wednesday there were forty five on board all of them are now feared dead search teams have found at least thirty two bodies near the wreckage but difficult mountainous terrain is hindering their efforts the airliner's manufacturer says there was no evidence of technical problems before the crash. now twenty
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two people an hour die in indian traffic is a country that's believed to have the world's most dangerous roads despite this unwanted image india still lacks even basic safety laws. found out some of the causes of the shocking death statistics. to outsiders it's complete chaos i think it's quite scary they need to do something about it to stop following the rules i think it's quite stupid really to. believe that it's a no nor the of the rules and regulations but if it does it please but to indians it's every day life. to. do. so it just grows with our mind we're just riveted that. it's quite funny. the streets of new delhi are the deadliest in india some estimate that at least five people die every day in collisions but while men are required to wear helmets
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when riding two wheelers which dominate the roads in delhi the city's high court hasn't been able to make mandatory helmet wearing a rule for women the issue has been particularly divisive in india's large sikh population think men are required by religion to wear a turban and since you can't wear a helmet on top of a turban all sikhs were exempt from the safety measure but since sikh women don't usually wear turbans i made it hard for law enforcement to identify a sikh woman from a non sikh woman so in the name of fairness of all women are exempt from the rule sale. but indian women's issues over the helmets extends beyond just the sikh community women of all backgrounds in delhi opt not to wear a helmet but this isn't about religious duty this is about plain old vanity on the me and i don't like wearing a helmet because when i go for part is it spoils my makeup and my hair. experts say
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indian women routinely don't make safety a priority to men. to neglecting them so it's it's we were not programmed to neglect themselves so if there is a. if there is any health crisis it rich and the woman of the house then the man is taken to a doctor the woman is not. free now all the havoc over the home it will be put on hold and women will continue to commute hard hat free regardless of the risks preassure either r t new delhi india. we will get to be on the world update in just a moment for now though around three thousand opposition activists have gathered in the ukrainian capital kiev many of them demanding the release of jailed ex prime minister yulia timoshenko of the country's leadership is facing accusations at home and abroad that the former premier has been jailed for political reasons with the
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way news president has warned kiev of a growing crisis of trust with the e.u. over the case this coming off the visiting team of shanker in hospital where she's recovering following almost three weeks on a hunger strike she's currently serving seven years for abuse of power and office and is also being treated by doctors for chronic back pain which i think is hunger strike began after she said she had been beaten by prison staff that was denied by authorities critics have questioned whether her claims of physical abuse and poor health or an attempt to play political games. straight to pakistan for the beginning of the world update now at least four of being killed twenty one wounded in a car bomb attack on a police convoy in the northwest at least one officer died in the blast which destroyed the police vehicle and caused extensive damage nearby but nobody at this point has claimed responsibility though it comes after several attacks by islamist militants in the city. public transport workers are on strike in bolivia
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protesting against stricter regulations coming into force it follows a spate of demonstrations by health workers during the last month demanding better pay and working conditions clashes erupted on friday between medical students and riot police in the bolivian capital public opinion has turned against the country's president evo morales since his reelection three years ago. i'm going for a joy ride one surfer from hawaii certainly riding high today after the guinness world records acknowledged him for conquering the biggest surfing wave ever forty four year old garrett mcnamara wasn't on home sees however he set the record in portugal it happened last november but it's taken since then to have his amazing achievement in the huge way if you look measured over twenty three meters a good chunk more than the previous record made four years ago.
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now obesity has become a growing problem in the west but now a debate is raging over its very description with some claiming the world obese is offensive many are now questioning whether using the medical term was politically incorrect as it went to the streets of new york to chew the fat with the people in the big apple. the u.k.'s national institute for health and clinical excellence has issued a guidance suggesting that the word obese might be too upsetting and derogatory to use is this a case of political correctness gone mad this week let's talk about that last forty pounds is that when you were still heavy and someone called you obese with that offend you. been called worse you know what's worse calling someone obese or calling someone fat. the same thing over. the sofa so should we not
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address the facts because it actually you can dress up like that's just the toilet or just better things we don't but it's bad for people it caught at least the heart trouble and a diary because for choke. the sweet who is in charge of deciding when a word of slang and when and where it is the proper term will i mean you don't really want the government to be in charge of that that's for sure you have anything yeah i mean the government shouldn't be in the in the in the game of policing what you say certainly of what you think you know what if someone called you whitey if somebody called me why do you say that probably accurate but siri but you would you be offended no so why do people take offense to some words and not other words. probably because they care about what other people think it's an insecurity so we should just stop caring about what other people think and then the whole p.c. thing all go away it's not like you should stop caring what other people think you should start caring more about what you think i think it's matters in the context
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that it's used like if you look at somebody and say damn they're obese that's there in that context i think it's derogatory i think to say the word obese or say obesity in general and when you're talking about a condition is it would not be derogatory just a statement of of a problem in a society maybe if we. this word to people would feel out ok maybe only it will be good in the usual regular people so there's no problem and what if you want think about what to take exactly like what are we afraid to college drug user or a drug user exactly a year this is a big so why when we should escape from the pros tried the problem the night the escape for a bit whether or not you think the word obese is derogatory the bottom line is that it's also a medical condition and simply avoiding the word is not going to make the issue go away.
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coretta not just a moment here on out so you do join us for a stroll around the heart of the russian capital the moscow out seem old in the areas in the shadow of the kremlin it's pretty fantastic stuff before that though the headlines in just. a little.
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right fifty two meters. away more than a thousand tons of. skin thickness thirty centimeters the guinness record. commemorating the battle of stalingrad. the motherland called. on our teeth up. if. the so. sick and. coming. to. just say.
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