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leaders of some of the world's most influential states take another shot at stemming the fiscal crisis in europe a deficiency and irrelevancy is put to the test. germany's financial hub frankfurt is brought to a standstill as thousands of police flood the city in a bid to contain a fourth day of anti bank protests. opposing sides of the same plea the loss of loved ones brings israelis and palestinians together in a unique organization seeking better understanding between conflicting sides.
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live from the heart of moscow this is artsy with me rory solution welcome to the program the european financial gloom is casting its shadow over the g eight summit at the u.s. presidential retreat near washington as official talks begin the leaders of the world's top industrialized nations are set to discuss greece's possible exit from the eurozone but the u.s. officials saying they have contingency plans in case that comes into effect more on this we can cross live now at camp david good to see you it looks so unlike the g eight summit this time around is more about economics than that of politics. it does indeed and really there are so many political and global issues that do need to be discussed president obama mentioned that and informal meeting with the leaders of the eight richest countries this morning where he talked about iran north korea and syria and a whole lot of issues that the leaders do have to touch a bomb it's becoming very clear that the main focus is going to be the euro crisis
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a lot of different types of speculation going on thirteen really it is expected that whether or not greece will have to exit the euro zone is going to be discussed and we have heard from officials in brussels that there is some sort of a plan but from the leaders here the european leaders here a lot of new faces monti here what we're hearing is we need to try our best to keep greece in the euro zone and this is something of course we've been hearing for a long time so the speculation is that the public montra is we need to save greece we need to keep greece in the euro zone but behind closed doors they're talking about how soon greece might have to leave if they need to as we know a president president putin is not attending this year's g. eight summit his luck of attention so suddenly stirring up some interest in the media. more projects no g eight summit can be complete completely without them a lot of speculation about this even weeks really before the summit when putin made it very clear that he needed the time to form
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a new cabinet and media going wild with that saying that the reasons range from anything to he's afraid of criticism about protests to just relations between the u.s. and russia are horrible in fact prudent and obama spoke on the phone about him not coming they will be meeting in just over a month after g. twenty and with that said a lot of experts that we've been speaking to say because the euro crisis has taken over really it doesn't make much sense for putin to be here. the russian economy is ok and president the oil price is one hundred dollars a barrel so therefore russia feels in a strong position so president putin couldn't really contribute anything. to a solution he could say right you have to solve your debt problem germany perhaps shouldn't extend more to other members of the european union and so on but basically he'd be a bystander most of the discussions would be economic and affect the vital interests of the european union and also president obama because obama has realized
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that if there's a uniform out in europe he will affect his chances in america it will affect the u.s. economy. and this of course is an election year obama running for reelection back vote in november so a lot of people talking about what happens here at camp david of course voters in america will be watching carefully and obama knows that very well all right he said he said i with a lot of company thank you. and while leaders settle into the g eight meeting in maryland police in chicago are readying themselves for the upcoming nato summit. argue as the cargo denies and demands that nato disband and nato demonstrators plan a show of strength on the streets in the hope of grabbing the attention of not just those attending but rather that of the world. meanwhile demonstrations on the other side of the atlantic mean germany's banking capital frankfurt is in
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a state of lockdown standing in battle lines since early morning thousands of police officers and bulletproof vests have entrenched themselves around the city they are there to guard against fresh protests by the country's block and banking movement. of a now reports from frankfurt. oh these protesters have taken to the streets of frankfurt to voice their displeasure at what they see as unfair all sturdy measures that are being imposed on the eurozone at the moment now right now among these people as they march towards the headquarters of the european central bank it has really been a center full protest against the current debt crisis in the austerity measures that have been imposed across europe but today on saturday is the largest of the demonstrations as you can see this group behind me around fifteen thousand people we were hearing from the organizers on friday were expected to turn up they could actually be quite
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a few more here it's quite difficult to see from where i am but it certainly stretches back quite a long way now they're angry that it's the not the people who caused the debt crisis in europe that are having to foot the bill for it they blame the bankers they blame the. the people who risked the money in countries like greece in countries like spain that got people into got the countries in such trouble saying it's them should face the the brunt of it not people who are going to suffer at the hand of austerity measures it's worth noting that this is been a very peaceful protest movement but despite that on friday around four hundred people were to tamed by very heavily equipped police offices that have been essential a blocking off the whole of central front first the movement itself has called themselves lucky pipe and set of occupy is they attempted to block people from reaching the banking sectors or the banking services of europe's largest banking
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center in frankfurt this is the real hub of not just german banking but of european banking in general and as i say the ad quarters of the european central bank located here are his paper over there reporting from frankfurt while. she was at the protests also managed to describe some of the police tactics she saw acts and actions she says that go well beyond the arm of the law. here is this. movement not allowed any merit anymore to enter the in their city yet this is something that this completely new in this country that not only remembers police can be seen around the demonstrators but also that that individual people are picked out names are listed and before the manifestation starts they are not allowed anymore to and that the city and this is a going down business sort of your version of democratic rights what happened is
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that they controlled that group a discreet and then they controlled everybody and to individual people they said. we want to see your passport so then they control. their database and said no you are not allowed to enter to square because we suppose you will do something illegal . you're watching are still ahead for you this hour in the program that a deadly defect so. those guys go out there a little bit. still do you want them sharing their knowledge with common citizens walking around. you know that would come in so this is a party asks people in new york whether of a skills of the u.s. navy seals should really be shared with the public. plus gardening or by the click of a mouse it's now can farm without even having to leave their home by simply giving commands online. an exception that's what tens of thousands of
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protesters in the middle east are calling new arab union plans it comes after saudi arabia said it wants to form an alliance with bahrain paving the way for an e.u. style of integration now the regional powerhouse iran also strongly objects to the plan where thousands took to the streets the us independent research seven poll rick believes the so-called state of unity is just a saudi power grab. the by iranian people and the iranian people have an affinity that dates back not just historically and whatever happens to bahrain visigoths stab you are even in the ninety's when bahrain was demonstrated to get more reformulate democracy and human why is there no willing to stand by and how saudi arabia occupied 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 nationalized the nation of sonia's
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from saudi arabia yemen and other places to marginalize the residents bahrain this shiite residents and pretty clear and basically. dilute them that turned they used in their protest so it's of course iran is concerned when neighbor that has so many links with the country it's being occupied it's been pushed down and is being absorbed in eliminated in reality. the hour here in the russian capital come on grief is uniting israelis and palestinians who have lost loved ones to the long lasting conflict between them it's a unique gathering of suffering parents who want to increase understanding and bring peace closer to their goal is all but out of reach as are his policy reports . that the my son must cute was a very hard the for me i remember grabbing my son trembling all over and running to
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the bomb shelter. two mothers two 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 but 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 we've lost family members have been doing they meet on a regular basis to talk with one another and show that we consideration is possible it's meaningful for me that the palestinian here but my brother brother was a soldier in the army and they can listen they 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 serves his side and the thing that they do. this is
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their duty to they're 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 heard 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 if as many complain they see no point in we conciliation attempts while the peace process is at a stalemate as the legitimacy. of dialogue and coordination between the palestinians. is eroding. because the legitimacy of negotiations is not
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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. on our website r.t. dot com you can find more news from the middle east including a new approach from israeli agents keen to protect their identity but they don't know superheroes to stage a protest hoping they'll find the power to push for new terms of employment. the next lot
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a suicide bomber find out about the man who allegedly sold his own son an auction dreaming of a terrorist future for him. it's good to have you with us here on our to today thousands of protesters have flooded chicago ahead of a nato summit on sunday a huge showdown is expected later with the police already on high alert around a dozen activists were arrested on the eve of the gathering they were charged with conspiracy to cause terror in chicago was artie's anastasio chicken. 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
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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 the 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 plywood 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 sascha. are likely meanwhile
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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 peaceful people but peaceful people dedicated to the cause of peace against a military block 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 organisation 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 buy 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 the same reason the only reason
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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. as he will be bringing you extended coverage of the nato summit in chicago throughout sunday and monday. see thanks. to. the trust it. tells you.
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in just a couple of minutes we'll get to the ati world update but for now self-defense courses in the u.s. teach people to protect themselves by punching kicking and even killing but should these tactics really be taught to everyone resident new yorker hit the streets of the big apple to gauge that. 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 is being threatened. absolutely has your life ever been threatened. now by a person 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 you're familiar with to market do you
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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 right 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. no 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 that. well you know maybe but then if
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you hurt someone or kill 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. it is a good to have you with us here on r.t. today the city of babylon was once a jewel of ancient mesopotamia it's where when situated in southern iraq are a treasure trove of archaeologists but the country is the oil industry has put a pipeline right through the area which critics say threatens irreparable damage to the site iraq expert mike reddy says the laws are simply tailored to protect the oil industry for the ninety nine percent of us. the heritage of the cradle of
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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 they're 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 that 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 low earth oversee doing no 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 that 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 of all westerners at the
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moment there's very few iraqi all workers actually benefiting from this directly as i say most of the infrastructure the gets builds will benefit the actual corporations that are transporting the infrastructure around as in that they all pipeline that's going through the the what should be a world heritage site. not as good as some other global news in brief for you the r.t. world update starts with italy where a school in the southern part of the country has we knew rocked by an explosion killing at least one teenage girl and injuring up to a dozen the bomb went off outside the building's entrance when pupils were arriving for morning classes and no one has claimed responsibility for the attack though officials believe the city's mass fear could be behind. tens of thousands of people in taiwan taking part in a mass rally against the country's government protesters angry over the president's economic policies marched through the streets of taipei before gathering in front of the presidential office building demonstration comes just one day before president ma ying jeou always inaugurated for
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a second four year term. the first commercial cargo flight that was expected to deliver supplies to the international space station has been aborted just seconds before blast off of the california based space x. company blamed technical problems with the engine of its dragon a rocket it's now the launch for may twenty second the u.s. government has given space x. a contract to keep the eye assess stocked with food and equipment. well imagine having your own garden where you can grow fruit and vegetables without even picking up a shovel or even leaving your desk that's a reality for some muscovites now who can now remotely look after their crops and have the harvest delivered right to their front doorstep. as this 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 and lean edible crops
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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 eels 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 their living people healthier forgot make food and it better be after all a six plot will set you back two hundred dollars a month. one city dwellers to have a connection with the countryside in the future we want every city dweller have
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their own garden early adopter repeat that 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 look 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 out of people to be a god that's ridiculous actually this is quite exhausting much rather just click some buttons on the internet. you know just a few minutes here on r.t. will take a look at the future of russia's foreign policy now that vladimir putin is back at the top as president about to be in spotlight after
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a recap of our main stars. it's
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. the old the feel cool it's technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. to me. is. just
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simply. coming. in and if. it's. margaret mother did not like we're going to become. he was afraid. and she was very cool. she filled. our lives frankenstein's monster. we don't have the problem. every time and effort is made. on the palestinian or on the european side to negotiate and to the violent attacks against israel which i have no fear of war call the. song goes you have no
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you're calling the leader of the state of israel one of the main terrorists in the world. we are supposed to be seriously examining history but you mention a few words about jewish culture happening and people get so upset this is i'm sorry to say it's a form of emotional blackmail.


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