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the deepening euro crisis and greece is possible exit from the. g eight summit in the u.s. . is a key test of the group's ability to deliver. and in europe austerity policies are under fire with thousands of protesters rallying in the german financial center. for a fourth day now. plus israelis and palestinians who have lost their loved ones come together in the pursuit of peace and a sign of reconciliation that's becoming increasingly read between the two sides.
it is good to have you with us on this day this is with me live in moscow. nuclear security to the. leaders of the world's top industrialized nations have plenty to chew on as they hold crunch talks in the u.s. . the presidential retreat is near washington but it is a debt stricken greece that's expected to dominate the g eight summit with athens teetering on the edge of accepting the euro a move that could ultimately rock the global economy with the latest from there. by a lot of people it's seen as sort of a last chance for the jihad as a form it to prove itself it's been under heavy criticism in recent years over its a fact of this with that said a lot of the world's most pressing issues are at center stage including the situation in syria and across the mideast and the euro crisis that's an issue that has been heavily focused on of course host president obama has already met with the
new french president francois hollande there he's trying to get other european leaders to sort of convince the socialist president about these heavy all staring the measures that a lot of the leaders are pushing in terms of trying to deal with the euro crisis and it's being said that if obama can get the european leaders on that on the same page this summit will be in some way a sort of a success another issue that's going to be discussed is the european embargo on iranian oil the u.s. sees it as something that's threatening oil prices sending them up or at least could imagine seen as a threat to obama's reelection president obama in a way has his hands tied with an election coming up you have to be able to continue to try to please voters and also find a balance between domestic and foreign policy and reassure these global leaders but it's going to be very difficult especially on the situation with iran when you're running for election you can't seem weak on defense of the same time the white
house understands that if this european embargo goes ahead it's going to send oil prices up in the u.s. and that is certainly going to affect the way voters look at their president and whether or not to relax him so this is something that's really weighing down the fact that it's an election year and how is that going to play on the policies that are or are not made at this camp david summit reporting from washington and used in the way. leaders succulent of the g. eight meeting in maryland police and protesters in chicago gear up for the upcoming nato summit. particularly chicago denies and demands that nato disband look at why occupy activists are lashing out at the alliance and how authorities are preparing to respond that's coming your way in just a few minutes here on r.t. . now the protest mood is also brewing in europe verba targets are capitalism and austerity policies in germany thousands are
rallying in the country's financial capital frankfurt later on sunday as he's me saturday marking the climax of a four day campaign known as block you pine. in the city for us now and a good to see you peter just how big is a protest likely to be and what exactly is the message the organizers are trying to get across i look at you there a very beautiful day in frankfurt but it looks very calm and peaceful way you are. well indeed very calm and peaceful where i am i'm actually in front of the building which is the reason that these protests are taking place here this is the headquarters of the european central bank now around just over a kilometer to my right just a few city blocks away protesters and demonstrators are gathering in a square there they will then march their way here to the european central bank where they'll be voicing their displeasure now the literature there is being put out by the occupy group or blocky pie as they've been calling themselves in frankfurt over the past few days because they've been attempting to block access to
the banking sector. now what they they said they wanted to achieve is to get around thirty maybe around as many as thirty thousand people however talking to some of the organizers figure around fifteen thousand is going to be somewhat more realistic people pouring out of the train stations and into the central translation here into that square just a few city blocks away getting ready for the march towards the european central bank headquarters here now this is really being the center of german protest movement this is the the largest financial center in europe and the the groups that are pushing the occupy group as well as the left this group attack who also here as well the the group of french origin who want to see a more socialist agenda in place a more socialist fiscal agenda in place in europe attack as well who want to see a tax levied on fine. transaction transactions they're all in town to make their voices heard now this is the expected to be the largest of the protests that's been
over the past few days on friday we actually saw four hundred arrests here in frankfurt that was an unsanctioned demonstration that was taking place police moving in and detaining four hundred people there after allegedly some traffic signs were torn down it has to be said though everything being carried off incredibly peacefully but under the watchful gaze of a very large police presence it's become something of a almost a joke here that the protesters try to occupy and block it by central frankfurt the only people who have really been able to achieve that have been the police around five thousand very heavily equipped police officers on the streets of frankfurt essentially shutting down the road network and shutting off many of the streets here in the german financial capital. over the latest on the block thank you. no problem. there's a solidarity between those rallying on german streets and the greek people are
unhappy about social cuts ties between the leadership of the two countries. athens accuses a german chancellor angela merkel of interfering into greek affairs after she reportedly suggested that the debt stricken nation should hold a referendum on its membership of the euro but the german government strongly denies making such claims you can find out more about the by simply looking on to our web site. now demonstrations have taken center stage in the gulf where tens of thousands rallied in iran against the latter's integration plans with saudi arabia in bahrain a crowd chanted the country was quote not for sale said the proposed deal was a plot aimed at a wiping the entire state of the map u.s. independent research. says the so-called unity is just a saudi power grab. the bottom raney and people and the iranian people have an
affinity that dates back not just historically and whatever happens to bok rainbows who got savvy or even in the ninety's when bahrain was demonstrating to get more relief form and democracy and human why is there no willing to stand by and how saudi arabia occupies them and saudi arabia has been doing this in fact in two thousand and nine the bahrain center for human rights protested the very fact that the political elite in bahrain were allowing the nationalize ation of sonia's from saudi arabia yemen and other places to marginalize the residence bahrain these shiite residents and pretty plain and basically. die use them to turn that they used in their protests so it's of course in iran is concerned when neighbor that has so many links with the country it's being occupied it's been
closed down and it's being absorbed in eliminated in reality. he would say it's good to have your company today still ahead for you in the program got a lethal lesson. for your kids if self-defense classes are turning ordinary people into lethal weapons. also virtual vegetables from home has become possible here in moscow a look at how it works coming your way just a few minutes. here the reindeer is interesting for the burgers. and when it suffers. people do their best to help. the distances are. predictable.
emission free couldn't take three days for chargers free. arrangement free. three stooges free. old free broadcast loading video for your media projects free media to our teeth on time. ten minutes past the hour here in moscow thank you for joining us here on a united in grief israelis and palestinians who hold lost loved ones to the region's long lasting conflict are actually coming together for a common cause you know a gathering sees people share their experiences in
a bid to increase understanding about how to bring about peace a goal that still seems very far away from reach. the story. was this headed to the my son was killed was a very hard day for me i remember grabbing my son trembling all over and running to the bomb shelter to mothers to testimonies each different but in the end the same my son died in the line of duty death isn't a words it has a form and the form isn't pretty i've seen plenty of it so it takes a lot of courage to stay deaf in the face and then embrace one's enemy and yet for nearly twenty years this is what these israelis and palestinians who've lost family members have been doing they meet on a regular basis talk with one another and show that we conciliation is possible it's meaningful for me that the palestinians here about my brother brother will fall to the army and they can listen i can empathize with my story and understand
the pain that i went through i had it's brother was serving as a soldier when he was killed on the third day of the first lebanon war he was just nineteen people were put in a situation of a conflict thing everybody served his side of the things that they thought. this is their duty to. here through their nation through their belief. ahmed's two uncles were killed by israelis one was shot dead while trying to enter israel the other was force fed while on a hunger strike in prison and his lungs collapsed. from the time i was born i was part of this conflict for me and is really was a soldier or a settler or an agent of the security services. and he had both moved and i have found their way to the parent circle where half the members of palestinian half are israeli but the parents circle is a minority voice the number of israelis and palestinians participating in dialogue has hit
a low ebb as many complain they see no point and we conciliation attempts while the peace process is at a stalemate because the legitimacy. of dialogue and coordination between the palestinians. is eroding. because the legitimacy of negotiations is not a road if the our governments which are ready to pay the price they will find him very big support in their people so there is no. in the numbers but there is an erosion in the in the belief that something like this can happen in this is something that can easily be fixed but the hope lives on in these families who believe that through their pain and through their example change can come policy r t tel aviv. and i do remember there's always a wealth of other stories on our website on t.v. dot com it's one of the seals waiting for you right now the face of the destroyed
bridge landing the indian in. divorce court or those details that are three dot com . video allegedly showing. his son all for the purposes of terror on our website r.t. dot com. all right i return our attention now to that of the u.s. where thousands of protesters took to chicago's streets ahead of the nato summit that's due to kick off there on sunday more than a dozen demonstrators calling for an end to the blocks costly wars were arrested but the much bigger showdown expected over the weekend with more on this r.t.s. on a star. the windy city of chicago turned sunny turned paranoid
the hometown of the u.s. president plays host to this year's nato summit nato is a u.s. commanded military alliance responsible for wars and war crimes on a global basis already the most watched city in the u.s. . as thousands of protesters begin to descend on chicago the city is in security overkill mode you got a bunch of peaceful protesters here they spent millions and millions of dollars for this week alone i mean by absolutely absurd police have reportedly preemptively raided the homes of protest organizers they battered down a door and made several arrests and we believe these are politically based arrests millions of dollars spent on new police gear trucks ready to function as rolling barricades businesses too are taking no chances what looks like a foreclosed building is actually a hotel in the heart of chicago why what was put up in order to avoid windows being
smashed by demonstrators flooding into town office workers have been advised to dress like protesters in order to not be targeted mustaches. are likely meanwhile activists there to express their outrage at nato is aggressive policies are blocked off and kept as far away from world leaders as possible we're talking about a peaceful protest and peaceful people but peaceful people dedicated to the cause of peace against a military bloc the mightiest in human history and they are being portrayed as the force that needs to be protected while officials brace for riots know your rights trainings for demonstrators in their mind you know your bank meetings and street action against the military block kick off nato is organization no longer has a mandate to occupy chicago denies and demands that nato disband they have no more purpose they're spending our taxpayer dollars on wars. and to bomb and destroy and
murder civilians all over the world where the ghana stand top of the leaders agenda protesters say it's time to put an end to the warfare at once the only reason we're still in afghanistan is for rare earth minerals and open the same reason the only reason we went into iraq was secure oil fields for american oil companies these are purely economic wars that are sold to the american public purely on propaganda it's garbage the demonstrators want the money pumped into the summit and its security to be spent on real needs there is no peace majority in the united states we oppose war we oppose the war in the world's preeminent war making organization. and we have a human agenda and a humane agenda that has no place for war but fences separating politicians from the people that human agenda is no more than a nuisance to be cordoned off and r.t.e. chicago illinois. later today here in a rage rocking the u.s.
you're watching a now personal defense courses can help you protect yourself in a violent situation with techniques that teach you to know how to punch kick and even kill but do these practices take tactics too far resident on the streets of new york to find out. former u.s. navy seal tim larkin teaches people how to kill and maim in the name of self defense how much is too much when it comes to protecting yourself this week let's talk about that do you think it would be ok to kill someone if your life was being threatened. absolutely has your life ever been threatened. now by a person of a what are the chances that your life will be threatened that you would need to know how to kill. one in ten to the twenty if you're familiar with ten mark and do
you support his philosophy i completely support his philosophy he does he's not anything about trying to kill people he wants to help people be able to protect themselves but he does teach moves that are lethal yes the police teach moves that are lethal as well great but those people are in a job that's defending the public exactly you know what when you're in the military sometimes those guys come out and they're a little bit you know world still do you want them sharing their knowledge with common citizens walking around. you know no would come in citizens just people that maybe. are in the job situations where they're in dangerous positions in the world if you think you'd be able to kill someone if someone was threatening your life. it's tough to say until you there right yes but you probably happy you knew those moves then. well you know maybe but then
if you heard some or killed someone no mother in what situation you can live you have to live with the forest of your life and that's the option each person has to make whether or not you think self-defense can go too far the bottom line is the world can be a crazy place whether you choose to prepare yourself for violence or not. in just a moment here and i will get to the world update but for now the entry into iraq you city of babylon once painted a prestigious picture in the nation's south now the country as the oil industry has cast a shadow over the city extending a pipeline right through the archaeological site iraq expert mike reddy believes the nation's elite have put a price tag on babylon's history for the ninety nine percent of us since the heritage of the cradle of civilization and the history of iraq is more important
but those who serve the elites and the global oil companies to them world heritage and antiquities mean nothing to them and the end of the most important thing is the mighty dollar part of the problem of the moment is the people are debating about the. legislation this has been delayed for the last six months but the worst of all companies have basically riding roughshod over this legislation because they're signing contracts with the kurdish region in the last though obviously doing oil contracts with the oil pipeline providers in the south too and none of the legislation is actually in place so it seems to me that the oil companies are fully aware of the legislation that will be in place to benefit them no matter what happens to the iraqi people the legislation is always going to benefit the all companies and all the oil companies or western oil companies the all workers that there are there and the security service is there protecting the all workers all westerners at the moment there's very few iraqi all workers
actually benefiting from this directly as i say most of the infrastructure the gets built will benefit the actual corporations that are transporting the infrastructure around as in the all pipeline that's going through the the what should be a world heritage site. straight to a blast and if you know how to start off the r.t. world update a bomb has exploded in front of a school in southern italy in the city or brindisi killing at least one if not two on the latest reports woundings seven other students local officials say the device went off outside the school the students were arriving for morning classes at this point no one has claimed responsibility but the city's mayor is blaming local math for what he called unprecedented of time. violence continues in syria as a car bomb targeting a security agency explodes in darrell's or in eastern syria state t.v. says seven killed and more than one hundred others injured this comes just one day
after thousands of anti regime activists protested in the northern syrian city of aleppo where human rights groups say people have been injured by tear gas and ammunition and violence also continues in the town of ras dunn where assad's forces attempted to break up defensive lines set up by the opposition. california is a space x. company had to abort the launch of its dragon cargo ship which which set to deliver supplies to the international space station the mission was called off for the last second due to technical problems and has been reshow jeweled for tuesday the launch would have been the first ever by a private company the u.s. government has given space x. and another company contracts to keep the stocked with food and equipment. the olympic torch relay has begun its seventy day journey all around britain the torture nicknamed the cheese grater is marked with eight thousand the whole symbolizing the number of torchbearers who will carry the flame of british
yachtsmen and three times a limpid gold medalist ben ainslie will what was the first or rather to participate to carry the one kilo torch the relay will end in london marking the official opening ceremony of the thirtieth elim pick. well stuck in traffic jams breathing in coffee and you wouldn't blame muscovites for dreaming of the farm life however there's a new solution that means people in the russian capital can grow fruit and veggies without even leaving the city lights or growth story. this is farmville played by tens of millions in the game you have to plant water and harvest increasingly exotic but ultimately two dimensional lean edible crops but now anyone can play the game for real the russian entrepreneur has bought a greenhouse and designed a website. plots of land from the comfort of their homes and offices.
if you buy one of the plots you can choose what to grow on it then you can decide when to water it and how to fertilize it and real farmers will do the work for you you can control the lights and how often the ground is plowed we will keep statistics on how well you are doing and you can try to improve the or you can just leave it all to us and just get the harvest delivered when it's done. of says that his project isn't just about playing for fun but about the living people healthier forgot make food and it better be after all a six plot will set you back two hundred dollars a month we one city dwellers to have a connection with the countryside in the future we want every city dweller to have their own garden early adopter peter says he's addicted to watching his plans grow through the web cam but i think being able to watch the plot at all times isn't
just something of a past time but creates trust between me and the people looking after the farm i know they will do their job properly and not use any pesticides for example all good but truly it's all this not just some sort of post-modern perversion i decided to prove that city dwellers are scared to get their hands dirty by volunteering for an hour in the greenhouse. getting other people to be a god that's ridiculous. actually this is quite exhausting much rather just click some buttons on the internet. eager nerve artsy muska. card and i just love it here on alt he is going to be a special documentary on the saw edging american spring that will be off to a recap of the headlines with perception.