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in the firing line barclays former bosses set for tough questioning from british m.p.'s this wednesday over a deepening banking scandal. and many people are also saying why the ek governments have allowed the financial industry maintain its stranglehold over british politics to so you go. and vote on internet freedom the e.u. parliament is set to decide whether a highly disputed anti-piracy act will get the green line also. drew in the sun. it is through here it will be expose the world secrets. as the final episode of julian assange his news making interview show airs on our t.v. we'll look back at the highlights and impact of the series. screening
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moment twenty four hours a day seven days a week thank you for joining our team with me karen tara changed the u.k.'s banking scandal as such as deepen with departed barclays chief executive bob diamond to be quizzed by m.p.'s potentially dragging the bank of england and government officials into the affair barclays bank was called fixing a key interest rate meaning customers were overcharged at the height of the financial crisis archies our first reports. it's been a truly terrible week for the city's reputation and it could be said to get even worse than we've already seen buckley's bank leads a number of its top executives that of calls coming in the wake of the revelations the buckley's was involved in fixing key interest rates known as libel those
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interest rates were responsible for setting the calls the millions of businesses can see him as an investor is now following in the footsteps of the resignation of folkies chief executive bob diamond we've also seen buckley's chief operating officer jerry messier resigning as well but of course this story is so much bigger than just a few key individuals this isn't about a few bad apples this is much deeper than that and is once again giving us a glimpse really into the rotten core of the city's banking sector now the big question now is what is going to happen next all they're going to be more big resignations this scandal has once again called into question the entire culture and practices of the banking industry and it's not just barclays it's thought as much as up to fifteen other institutions could also be implicated in this scandal now remember this is the industry there's always people says they were the last
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four years the credit crunch a double dip recession a slew of stories about scandals involving extortion of bonuses you know we know all about the lifestyles of the rich and the shameless what the public want to know is what is actually going to be done about it will talk to the inquiry at this point simply not going to cut it the public wants to see some real action here they're already big questions being all over why the regulatory bodies once able to step in now we know the serious fraud office the f.s.a. is looking at whether any criminal sanctions can be taken that's going to take a couple of weeks before we go. at any answers but of course everyone is going to be watching very closely as the former chief executive of barclays bob diamond gets quizzed by m.p.'s over what exactly happened barclays who was involved what went down there and barclays was slapped with
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a fine of the equivalent of over four hundred fifty million dollars but economist rodney shakespeare says arrests need to be made on the whole western banking system is compromised. those are great because you see it's not just barclays of bob diamond and he's chairman it's the consequences in everyday life which is at the moment the system and its corrections are putting money into this these zombie banks down a black hole as a result of all this employment is collapsing not just in the u.k. but right the way throughout europe and this is in the same is in in the united states of america so you see there must be penalties there has to be a new paradigm thinking and frankly the whole ought to be cleared out and we have to start again people don't realize that the politicians are complicit complicit because they think that the existing system only needs a few tweaks and a few corrections but that's not so all in the gather but of course you have to hit
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those that you can pin with a criminal charge and that can be done through the charge of conspiracy to defraud the banks was first told and that can be done by insisting that they lend only their own money and with permission the deposits of their customers but it must be can administered on two key conditions but it only goes to the real economy and not into the casino and the gambling and it's only for the spreading of the real economy now if you do that you could in fact start to create what is now alas the claps of the western financial and economic system of which the barclays story is only a part of their appeal in parliament is due to decide on an online piracy pact which critics say risks destroying online freedom the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement also known as act are aimed at tackling copyright theft earlier my colleague kevin
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allan talked to robert harris from the u.k.'s pirate party who says the treaty is confusing at best. you moments ago. the people of the. world on the streets they. have all. of this is also. very very powerful now. anyway i mean there's a lot of argument so i'm going to devil's advocate keep it go it but support opponents of. their legal rights there's two sides to it yeah but where is the law do you think where one person's rights becomes an infringement in. the right i think some will have a right to any money. they were told when we share online and no money changing hands along with. selling dodgy the.
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together. to be trying. to you know sharing online money changing hands. of the material what are people like you doing to meet these companies in the middle of a speak so that the people who make the movies and make the music they invest the time in it they develop these things or develop the medicines as well don't get ripped off don't feel they're being ripped off or we'll get to enjoy these things at a fair price are you going to get around the table of talk any time soon. any. politicians just meeting with people. they want to have their money cool stuff. well the ninety nine percent are back for their first ever national gathering in
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the u.s. later we were poured on how occupy protesters are preparing for america's independence day and why they're being faced with the park down mass arrests. and mind your language a dispute over the right to use a russian a new crane spills over into brawls in the streets and in the parliament as well we've more in a few minutes right here on our t.v. . he's a man under pressure from all corners sweden is set on extraditing julian assange to answer for sex crime allegations while the u.s. is investigating him for hugely secret files by wiki leaks the whistleblower is currently holed up in ecuador's embassy in london waiting for a decision on his asylum bit while still under house arrest however was producing an interview show aired right here on r.t. which has made headlines around the world laura smith looks back at the news making program. i'm julian assange. it is true
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we've exposed the world secrets these documents long united states government being attacked by the powerful united states strongly condemn this question quite a lot it promised an insight into the world to morrow and in twelve episodes julie and i interviewed opinion formers and activists from across the political spectrum . and the first guest being hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah the program proved it wasn't going to hold back from the get go talking to a man the mainstream media has ignored for six years what we call for serious negotiations dialogue and reform actually there are going to be carried out because the alternative to that no one cause of the sea first is to somebody else inside syria because it's sensitive to the situation in syria also that just i was saying to civil war and this is exactly what america and israel want for syria elsewhere
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the joined up europe project came under fire from david horowitz in a show that pitted outspoken right wing against radical leftists. with a age old ideological fight threatened to turn physical had they been in the say room horowitz maintains europe is a dead a song agrees it was a disastrous spirit europe europe is a cultural theme park significant that's what happened that's what your welfare state just took out of the pot i have had personal experience with a socialist dream paradise or sweden and i can tell you it is nothing like the other guys in the global politics change also made wait for two more on the guest list the eminent i think is tiring. the world protest movement showing modern politics are no longer fit for purpose to them the answer could lie in latin
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america you mentioned a couple of times one of the most striking things that's happened there is the most repressed. part of the population of the atmosphere the indigenous population has moved into the political arena i want you to know i am not defending him i think he is a dirtbag i think he is a dirtbag he obviously has no problem using his fifteen minutes of fame to sleep with anyone who is crawling dividing media opinion but getting real people talking today in a soldier's show hit the ground running and the public on the twitter sphere have an appetite for more nothing short of groundbreaking revolutionary costing highly engaged and significantly represent stiff of the times i'll miss it looking forward to season two of julian assange. but there's no guarantee season two can
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happen and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it illegally shoot the son of a guy would have one forcing me and nobody would know who is a traitor and should be executed or put in prison for life the feeling is mounting that the u.s. would indeed prosecute judean ourselves for the espionage or worse given half a chance he's currently here at the ecuadorian embassy in london waiting to hear whether he'll get asylum it's thought that prospect was first raised off mike during his interview with the ecuadorian president for the show broadcast on r.t. mutual admiration is clear in the interview and it ends on a friendly note as he. is being a pleasure to meet you julian least in this way and cheer up welcome to the club of the persecuted. thank you. take. thank
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you. assault has given us a glimpse into the future shape of the world we live in now while his own future hangs precariously in the balance nora smith london. watch the final episode of join us on this show in just over an hour here on our t.v. and it's on every two hours plus you can find all the previous episodes. dot com now while you're online make sure to check out all the other stories we're covering for you at r.t. dot com. according to a recent american study a u.s. citizen adamant about protecting his or her personal freedoms is equal to an extreme right wing terrorist plus. these brazilian fighter pilots could be in big trouble after flying a bit too close to the capitol supreme court building and shattering all the windows in the u.s. go world heritage landmark. the first ever nationwide occupy
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gathering is underway in the u.s. due to gather its largest crowd on the american independence day around three thousand people are expected to take part by july fourth to renew their protests against economic inequality homelessness debt and war activists started flocking to philadelphia right on the weekend and only ready they've been met with a heavy police presence on sunday the twenty sixth occupiers rather twenty six occupiers have been taken into custody after a night demonstration a protest started in september last year in new york and since then put together of those who fight against corporate greed corruption and widening gap between the wealthiest one percent and the rest of the population a little later a former wall street trader will tell us that corruption in the political arena has to end for there to be real change in the u.s. . there is one general theme that unites all of occupy it is that money in politics
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has sort of corrupted the system to the extent that everything is broken so i do think that that is our biggest challenge is how do we sort of pull back on that and how do we how do we fight one of my favorite signs and t. shirts i've seen and i saw a bunch of this on may day was someone was wearing a shirt that said i can't afford a lobbyist so i occupy wall street i mean there's been studies that have shown that the sort of bottom third of the income brackets have no say have no influence over their elected officials the middle third has some say in the top third has the most say so i do think that this is a big byproduct of the sort of corruption and of money and politics is the occupy movement. say with our tea to catch the full interview in just about fifteen minutes time. now police and ukraine have used tear gas to disperse protesters angry at a new bill that allows wider use of the russian language in the country the demonstrators claim the use of russian and government offices as well as media and
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mainly russian speaking regions impacts on the country's national language ukrainian up to a half of ukraine's population uses russian as their primary language and under european laws every ethnic minority that makes up at least ten percent of our region's population can use its mother tongue locally bell has yet to be signed into law by the country's president. who promised during his election campaign to make russian the second official language the issue provokes a fight it's not just on the streets but inside parliament as well as r.t.s. alex he had a shot ski reports. another day another brawl while ukraine's parliament deliberated over a controversial language law deputies used their fists to let their feelings be known one of the central figures in another recent scandal i want you regions deputy vadim could use the junker says he was attacked by opposition politicians
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while trying to address lawmakers. when they were i had to finish my speech in order to stop the voting five to six people attacked me i'm a former weight lifter and could provide a strong physical reply but i didn't want to because then everyone would have said i was a thug but it was hard to restrain myself especially after a bottle was thrown at me after these events i received threats and i want to move my family. but he is going to he did debates have often ignited into all out rage inside the rada two years ago when parliament was due to ratify agreements with the moscow on the stand that leaves of russia's black sea naval base small bombs went off and the road a speaker had to hide on down the road for. a reign of rotten eggs thrown at him it may look like an anarchy but for some in ukraine's political circles it is in fact democracy in action and when you listen to given that. you would never see fights
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in the soviet parliament you'll never see fights in north korean political structures on the heels of a brawl as a last resort and delivering your point when the vocal methods don't work only happen in a democratic state it's not a factor but still it's a democratic ballot former deputy now political analyst the chance to disagree he says deputies are weak and cannot bring anything to a logical conclusion neither the law making process nor the fights that is why he published a guide on how they should your role. it depicts just table which is an endless source for improvisation i've counted at least eighteen things that ever table which could be used in a fist fight with like the microphone or the hook which is used to hang one's back if they maim and seriously injured each other maybe this would have paved the way for a new breed of politicians able to actually work effectively i over the years
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fights in the rather have been attracting impressive audiences they are usually televised live on the pollination channel and their favorite t.v. show will certainly hit the screens national wide again almost two years it had been relatively calm politically in this country and ukrainians had been deprived of televised fist fights within the parliament but now with a parliamentary election looming this fall deputies are expected to intensify their fight for the right to work inside this building. reporting from in ukraine. still to come in just over a minute welcoming the so-called god particle and shrine of european physics scientists all over the world excitedly await an announcement by nuclear researchers which promises to herald the dawn of a brand me and more on that coming up. all right it's nineteen minutes past the hour time now for some world news in brief for you this hour the home and office is
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a former french president nicolas sarkozy has been raided a house part of a funding inquiry police claim his two thousand and seven presidential campaign was illegally financed by the country's richest woman which he denies it's a hose he's a first legal tangles since enjoying presidential immunity during five years in office in december another former leader rock was found guilty of corruption and misuse of public money receiving a two years and it's sentence. pakistan is to reopen key nato transit routes into afghanistan the decision comes after us secretary of state hillary clinton expressed regret over the deaths of two dozen pakistani soldiers in american air strike last november the taliban probably a vow to attack nato convoys along the reopened routes which will play a significant role for the u.s.
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before the planned pullout of all combat troops from afghanistan in twenty fourteen meantime drone attacks continue despite persistent calls from islamabad for a halt. syria's opposition groups are to hold talks in moscow later this month with un envoy kofi anon also set to visit russia for separate discussions that comes as president assad said he's prepared to leave his post if that's the will of his people and if it bring stability to the country the opposition meanwhile says all syrians must retain the right to defend themselves before any. deals with leadership can go ahead clashes between government troops and rebels continue to rage all nationwide. three people have been killed and over a dozen injured in peru in clashes between police and demonstrators hundred stormed a government building in the north of the country opposing a multimillion dollar mining project protesters have continued for months over the
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so-called calling the scheme financed by us a base company opponents claim it will harm the area's eco system and destroy water supplies. the european center for nuclear research says it's ready to announce the most and to support it scientific discovery in over a decade rumor has it they have found the tracks hague's balsa known as the gulf particle which could offer us answers as to how the universe works better all over breaks down for us. since it was first theorized almost fifty years ago scientists have been striving to prove the existence of the higgs bo's'n the reason for the decades of higgs hunting is the hope that this elusive particle can fill in some of the gaps in our understanding of how the universe works of the dominant theory physicists work with has the less than grandiose title of the standard model now if we think of the theory as a jigsaw with a whole load of pieces missing finding out that the higgs does exist would allow
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those gaps to be filled in giving scientists a clearer picture of what is in front of them this particle or sort of the holes of one it was not planned experimentally people was hunting quarters particles for years and now we are witnessing clearly historical one one of the reasons for such advancements in this area of physics is the large hadron collider the work done at the twenty five kilometer long particle accelerator under the border between france and switzerland has been crucial to furthering our knowledge of what makes the universe tick all for the tidy sum of two point six billion dollars despite excitement from the scientific community at times the general public struggle to understand why this work is taking place even suggesting that experiments at the l h c could bring about serious disaster something that physicists say is ridiculous norm of where work and since the. i don't think venture was really much
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we are estimated to believe but look to. explain what is the kids' boredom it's probably mean to. just normal people it's probably even more complicated than to find this particle well complicated mysterious and at times just plain confusing it certainly is but the possibilities that it could open up the science are endless who's to know where the discoveries made at the l h c could lead us in the future. r.t. . time after business with danielle and have americans paid too much for computers and widescreen t.v. has care and a court has found that top producer to sheeba fixed prices on the l.c.d. panels used to make them after a similar charge on taiwan's tronics is accused of colluding with other manufacturers to keep prices high and been fined eighty seven million dollars for the firm's denying the charges and has promised to appeal the verdict last year
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seven l.c.d. makers including some sun refunded customers home of a billion dollars in another price fixing settlement on the markets because china's business activity index is sharply down sending the shanghai exchange lower but as you can see the nikkei and hang sing off hanging on to gains but crude is holding near its highest in a month as it rolls threatens retaliation for western also brant is still over one hundred dollars a barrel. yesterday into a storming performance the l.t.s. finishing above fourteen hundred point almost four percent to the good which is a very good showing wall street closed early ahead of today's july fourth celebrations boosted by unexpected jumps in fact true orders in the u.s. and the ruble was stronger against major currencies on tuesday the euro is almost flat against the dollar and europe today we'll have more for you next. hour and thanks a lot for that update danielle. now shortly we ask
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a former wall street insider why he has joined the occupy movement first i'll be back to update you with the headlines. cultures that say much given to each musician on the market foreign occupation may have formally ended six months ago but this country's woes are accomplished and
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getting worse there's political paralysis. that's been. her. wish. to solomon
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good luck with her mother her kids. and. her. little amount of money by no means a little. fling . more news today violence has once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are on the day. look.
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