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clashes in istanbul with protesters angry at hillary clinton's visit who is pledging another five and a half million dollars to the syrian rebels as she discusses plans for a future without pres. while qatar reportedly tried to bribe syria's ambassador to mauritania to side with the rebels with promises of a million dollars and political asylum. and the u.s. says it into round shows there's no nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that an israeli strike could be in. watching r.t. live from moscow just after midnight here now it's kevin i am with you this with
our top stories and washington and turkey weighing up bringing in a no fly zone over syria now as well as getting ready for worst case scenarios including the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime u.s. foreign policy chief hillary clinton's pledged a further five and a half million dollars in aid to syrian rebels meantime during a visit to turkey it brings the total funding to the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received a far from a warm welcome bright police clashed with turkish antiwar activists from the leftist party who were trying to reach the building where she was to meet prime minister. officers responded with batons and tear gas at least five oranges ankara recently stepped up threats to use force in syria if it feels threatened from across the border this while western states are stepping up plans for a poster said syria journalist told me that by supporting the rebels are only adding to the violence. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical attack where some of the u.s. . agent forces that are on the ground in syria fighting the government would launch
a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for that on the syrian government i think that's a real possibility and to a very dangerous game to play you are on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state time is really isn't almost silent anywhere and that just is highly weaponized very angry and extremely religious the conduct of the war against the government on the soil where the syrian people live obviously cannot bring peace to the syrian people it's intended to provoke a response from the government the government has the choice of either not responding and allowing armed terrorists to blow things up and blow up their troops and to blow up and execute civilians all of which has been happening or to fight back which of course means that there are parts of the cities that get bombed and there are people that are displaced these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria the u.n.
chief is back to presence of international monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of assessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days now with a veteran algerian diplomat tempted to become the new u.n. arab league envoy after kofi annan quit that side of the developments his paper all of a. it's not a job many people would have wanted you'd think but considering the situation in syria but it's that lakhdar brahimi will be taking over from kofi annan as the next special envoy on the syrian crisis now the seventy eight year old former algerian foreign minister does have pedigree when it comes to dealing with serious conflicts he was instrumental in forming a peace in the late one nine hundred eighty s. in the lebanese civil war in two thousand and one he was sent by the u.n. as the envoy to afghanistan as the states invaded the country following nine eleven he was again sent to iraq in two thousand and three for the invasion of that
country representing the u.n. on that occasion but it's also interesting to look at what type of an envoy he will be kofi annan had quite openly spoke to both the syrian rebels and the assad government now if we look a little bit but our personal life and his personal contacts we might see a different approach from him but he's daughter a former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to wear one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong family ties there jordan of course a country that has been linked to the smuggling of weapons and other arms into syria into the hands of the syrian rebels and jordan of course a haven a place of choice for those defecting from the assad government to go so perhaps we could see brahimi focusing attention focusing his attention on speaking to the rebels as opposed to the way that kofi annan tried to do it with speaking to both the rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from kofi
annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he me the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. peter all of it well qatar's reportedly meantime trying to bribe the syrian ambassador of mauritania allegedly promising a million dollars in political asylum in exchange for defection the syrian diplomats thought to turn down the offer calling it flagrant interference in serious internal affairs middle east history and politics professor jeremy salt says gulf nations are using the huge financial clout to help topple the government of president assad what tell us about the gulf states is they have in the supplies money. to buy people out and this is the first question that should be asked of all these defectors how much they pay you how much do you get and there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is the ambassador worth what is the foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given or offered one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars
a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would imagine the people higher up the scale would be offered even more and we know that the beginning of this whole protest move in the qataris bribed. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused he just rejected their offer so it's very kind of important part i mean anyone who's now high up in the syrian government if they want to kind of defect they're going to get a lot of money to shore and they can go on even doha which might not be too advanced tastes but they will certainly get a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own governments. coming up here in the fall from the revolution egypt's few remaining the arrest threats of the country's new leadership as cairo's relations with israel soured further. keeping the internet safe and free but it really possible to achieve both we investigated a few minutes. now the washington says it has visibility and sort of runs nuclear program confident it will know if moves towards building
a bomb the remarks looked to be directed at israel then which warned earlier that the international community might not realize in time to prevent the run from acquiring a weapon really we do suggest the country could launch an imminent strike on iran before the presidential elections in the united states the plans could lead to a rift between the allies as the u.s. insists that the economic sanctions is enough the new law indeed signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the radio also and also shipping insurance companies. you know poor. according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his defense minister would like to strike iran as early as before the u.s. presidential elections taking place in november this year now amid escalating media reports and expert predictions that such an attack could in fact be around the corner the peepers front page article on friday offered by its senior commentators
and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that if it were up to benjamin netanyahu and his minister of defense israel would cause a military attack on iran sometime within the next several months importantly israel's security cabinet ministers have been resisting such an option for now what's important here is while israel is weighing this option we know of course that iran continues to insist that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes exclusively and we have seen the or by. administration be careful in urging israel to stick with diplomacy and now of course the big question is whether israel may in fact go ahead with such an attack and whether or not it will wait for a green light from washington importantly experts in this article are quoted to say that if such an attack were to take place before the u.s. presidential elections there this would cause a major embarrassment to barack obama as well as really cast
a blow to his success in these elections because as we know his main rival republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option now a correspondent in new york and i have to do a comb there's a lot you can find there right now amongst the many stories we go one that these are a couple rough justice found that whether the white house ignored a court ban on indefinitely detaining american citizens without trial. and paying the price for playing up to the camera another fatality here in russia from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts online. if you.
mission free credit patient free runs for charges free. range month free. free. free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects a free video down to r.t. dot com. egypt's military reinforcements into the sinai peninsula where terror attacks have escalated on friday egypt captured six suspected militants there after an attack last sunday killed sixteen border guards the campaign to hunt down the gunmen was the biggest in the region since the one nine hundred seventy three war with israel
this time though the operation was welcomed by the jewish state i whether the tentative truce is not helping egypt jewish citizens who say they are living in constant fear these days they're obscuring as with the wary of both the new rulers and their neighbors as poor slayer found out for me. alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of her did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand now there are fewer than twenty certainly i am afraid certainly i am relieved as don't feel bad i try to be able to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and want the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threaten death it took us a long time to find city and when we did even longer to convince her to be
interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see that talking to a television crew eventually she agreed to talk to us here on the street but when i walked her back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities. ask her that is for that persons in my mind that. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews trod these cobbled streets on their way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my mourns ahmed has collected memories of the many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he once knew about. this place used to be fooled jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me and then we always see it and talk about the good old times. it was a jewish man who told us that his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his there's a way voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest
synagogue. certainly i think of those. who have not but they said that if you don't program the story don't like there was a bit of cover. that little country which few day to mention israel there may be divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of their neighbor. israel is a racist state which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in egypt being in the know treats you continue between us i hate dealing with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous. israel is a cancer our main enemy after the revolution of january it's now possible to cancel the peace agreement with them and so simeon spends her remaining days alone holed up in her apartment and suffering from alzheimer's disease too afraid to venture out and when she does it's only for the shortest time just in the memory of
a fast disappearing world policy r.t. cairo. still ahead this hour can we afford to be healthy. to be cheap to eat it too. medo yeah yeah they did. that there were only eleven am in to eat organic all non-organic that's the question our resident reporter has the answers them from the streets of new york coming up a bit later. world news in brief now there are at least one hundred fifty three people the figure is going up of us as if we killed and hundreds more injured is too strong earthquakes have hit northwest iran panicked residents are reported to have fled the aftershocks continue while communications and electricity electricity have been badly affected the quakes happened near the city of to greece which has got a nuclear research facility however most of the victims were thought to be from nearby smaller towns and villages. a policeman at a checkpoint in afghanistan's open fire on fellow offices it's left at least ten of
them dead the attack is believed to have links with militants was later killed in a gun battle it comes a day after six nato troops were shot dead in separate attacks by afghans one of the police chief killings by supposed colleagues of coalition troops are on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end of twenty fourteen. road accident in northern india has killed at least fifty two people injured forty six after an overcrowded bus fell into a deep gorge the driver lost control of a vehicle which was carrying passengers on its roof at the time of a sharp bend on a mountain road police figures show india has the world's highest death toll of more than one hundred thousand casualties each year. u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan these best known for trying to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars in cuts opposed by the democrat minority in congress romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial to his
chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who is currently ahead in the polls. here russia's air force has been celebrating its same tina and spectacular style in the skies over the moscow region a three day display stars national and foreign aviation aces performing death defying stunt says take a look at some pictures of a more than one hundred planes and helicopters are taking part in this event including russia's latest stand up fight to the t. fifty show also including store planes from the first and second world wars the famed russian knights and the swifts have been soaring in the skies over it we came to the kremlin about to spend over one hundred twenty billion dollars upgrading the air force over the next few. greeks is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to balance austerity to satisfy its e.u. lenders earlier ratings giant standard and poor's lowered its outlook on athens again saying it might need another loan to survive later here economist roger
bootle tells r.t. that the only way forward now for greece is to abandon the single currency. i think there's no doubt that greece in my view needs to get out of the euro i cannot see any way in which this current policy of austerity is good and really. this is going to be very far from a magic. room. tries to. greece is going to go up possibly by a broad so initially living standards are going to be squeezed far from bringing relief do you order a great person it's actually going to make matters worse initially however going forward things are then completely transformed because in a flash greece is more competitive not the grinding deflation they were ten or fifteen years but instantaneously greece is forty or fifty or sixty percent more competitive and the demand for greek output is going to take off that doesn't happen overnight but in a matter of months that will happen greek exports will start to rise imports will
fall and that will generate employment and more income in greece so there's a trade off a difficult period. to go through first of all in order to secure later greater prosperity. george bootle where you can watch the a full interview with the economist to that his view on the least painful way for countries to leave the euro it is about ten minutes here. next the debate over how to control the internet has been marked with growing political and social opposition despite the efforts of governments to limit the dangers from cyberspace critics say every proposal or risk destroying web freedom in some form or other you see cuff and off scot the story. is hard to argue against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aims to do by making it easier to remove harmful content from the web it gives the government new powers to blacklist pages even entire domains bypassing the courts
but critics say it could be used for altogether different purposes russia's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark in protest the ban was and it has been using this law to protect children means blocking access to information for everyone including adults that's not protection and that's censorship. he could be great britain united states france germany lawmakers say the bill is on par even weaker than what's on the books elsewhere but for online activists countries like the u.s. or britain are case studies in how not to regulate the web you can see that they're from countries with different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s.
citizens are increasingly under suspicion if you see something say something according to these f.b.i. flyers and. anyone with a passing interest in personal data security could be a potential terrorist report suspicious activity before the war. crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is considering a virtual border patrol which would scan billions of bytes and bits to stop cyber crime before it happens that's like sticking a microphone in everyone's living room so you can listen to all the conversations and what is really bad guys internet freedom advocates help defeat two controversial copyright bills but the us house voted to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give government blank check and that's really what these bills have done in a lot of ways across the atlantic britain is on the verge of a web wide big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let
the government to monitor every email phone call even s.m.s. this is the first step towards the government taking control of the incidents already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off. the war over how and who should control the internet may have been inevitable you're saying to yourself well no i understand this internet concept a lot on the internet but. a little better. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and that are how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and tracking the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of our . the u.s. congress is struggling to pass a hundred billion dollar farm bill which shows so i must reduce food stamp fraud of
the next five years the industry's big hits such as those making g.m. foods are dominating the discussion and head of nutrition and health groups but food historian can know but says the desire for natural products is likely to grow the people who control that happens to most of the most g.m.o. especially don't want those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't want other people testing it if they find something wrong with it there's always a constant tension in not just american families that are around the world is that you have food scientists inventing new things for a new flavors and very consistent things like that that go into our food and have other people who say i just don't want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and things that are grown organically or or at least stay in the belief if you think that this search object or you know how our attitude towards changes then we move toward natural very big when i was his sixty's and seventy's it's come back now again and people are starting to do things themselves again on the own you know
extra balls and your meat and cheese and things like that so there's a there's a definite reaction against industrial food right now but i think it's going to be the next trend in a major way for the next several years our paper that's eaten g.m.o. corn it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line and the thing is we don't really know what that does to us ten years after consuming people find it's something seeds but the government so far has decided that these are virtually equivalent you know the corn that is g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test that g.m.o. or because the same organs which i think might disagree. with you tricia next to the question what do you prefer eating cheap food to take in some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives resident reporters but out in the streets of new york again to see to be lean and green.
are you sheep an easy or all organic when it comes to what you eat this week let's talk about that i don't care you don't care so you don't care what you put into your body you. do. with the expense of organic food i mean it doesn't to me doesn't really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i was getting a facial and there's a place called free foods right down that way and they have the best juices i've ever had in my life kale spinach baze all i mean it's like and it's like changing it sounds that listen it's delicious and expensive actually it is expensive but if you think about it a glass of wine is like nine dollars and it costs the same amount why do you think organic costs so much more regulation at least in finland it's really strict on what you can do and how you do it and the crop is smaller so that's the problem doing doesn't that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah it should be true that the world will ever on
a medical doctor if they're that the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of for a transfer sensor on so on then it can lead to cancer but genetically modified food cannot lead to consummate this nonsense so there's a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but why does the demo have such a bad rap i think it's mainly some kind of propaganda a lot more people are interested to get healthier and other parts of the world so where do you think america falls in that spectrum very well hopi city is the number one for kids here is it just a lack of knowledge or do people don't have the money time. we want to sit down for breakfast this morning and healthy just got here cannot find everybody's running and grab your time so you're eating better now more ghana and. and i did manage to keep him on the straight from the right or go to the phrases him tree i know mine
will be in my if it is not there you won't need it and master password of diet i have no fear and whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the old that are at them you are what you eat it's. mortal snapshots of life in the big next week with the president coming up next here on r t moscow the award winning economist is the plan to save the eurozone by dismantling the software headlines that on air. for half an inch from.
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