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composition maggie block the georgian dream roars ahead in early parliamentary results amid reports of election fraud and ballot stuffing in favor of president saakashvili is ruling party. syria's foreign minister points the finger of blame on rebel friendly states that he says are backing terrorism in this country as he fights back a barrage of criticism nothing new. nato secretary general considers an early troop withdrawal. following a spate of insider attacks and. plus profiting from the problem poverty rising jobless rates and homelessness in britain leave the
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destitute in the morning. hello and thank you for joining our tea with me karen tara well it's no longer just a dream for georgia's opposition with the ruling united national movement party's monopoly on power crumbling together with a poor parliamentary election showing both vote counting is still ongoing the opposition mega blog georgian dream so far has a distinct lead parties i would say to shift gears in tbilisi with more on the ballot count. a quarter of the votes have been counted and right now all the results are putting the opposition a little over fifty percent with the you and them party of mikhail saakashvili trailing at around forty percent but the biggest concern which is growing now is
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why this is taking so long because two million people in georgia have cast their ballots and the central election commission actually promised that most of the words should be should have been counted by morning on tuesday and so far it's only been a quarter of the votes which is causing some concerns among the opposition that the pro-government forces may be stalling the vote count and maybe stalling the opposition's victory and indeed these concerns are backed up by one incident which was recorded by n.g.o.s called international transparency also causing some worries in the city of freshly armed men a masked man presumably a spec ops of the government troops entered the polling station after it was closed and at the end of this company the international transparency reports that after they left all the results of this particular polling station were changed so there are certain indications that at least two polling stations results in georgia may
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be canceled due to these irregularities clearly this is a very important election for georgia because the party which wins the majority or the alliance of party which has the majority in the future parliament will then appoint the prime minister who according to the new amendments in the constitution will have just about the same powers as the president when. he steps down next year so the future of georgia is at stake here and the party which gains the majority will control georgia for another five or seven years definitely this situation that opposition could in fact when it was something hardly anyone could have predicted just a year ago one one businessman i was in even it's really formed his georgia dream party back then the rating of the current ruling party was about seventy percent now definitely regardless of how this. the election finishes regardless of how the vote counts and which results of produces in the end it is clear that the country is divided and that the opposition has got a has garnered much strength and most of that comes because of huge scandal in
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september one the footage of prison abuse and sexual torture in prisons in georgia was released causing a massive outcry causing tens of thousands of people to protest it is interesting to see whether there will be any more protests because last night we saw as thousands of opposition supporters celebrating in the streets but definitely these people were shown a candy of a possible victory if this candy's taken away from them it is really hard to predict what would happen given the past record of violent conflicts in georgia i would say will be keeping us updated on vote counting and the mood in tbilisi as the day goes on but you can catch up on what's happened so far on his twitter feed . the syrian crisis as a result of a coherent collective effort by gang of foreign states that's the message syria's
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foreign minister laid out for the u.n. general assembly he stressed that damascus remained open to a political solution to the civil war which is ravaging his homeland but as artie's marina port now reports that is not what the u.s. backed rebels are aiming for. spoke at length about the ongoing eighteen month civil war taking place in his country he accused the u.s. france turkey saudi arabia and qatar of inducing and aiding terrorism in his country by those countries actually arming financing and supporting the opposition groups in syria he went on to say that the holes that western countries are making for president bashar al assad to step down is not only provoking more bloodshed in his country but he says it's also a believe an interference into syria's domestic affairs he said success of any international effort in syria would require countries including turkey saudi arabia
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qatar and libya to stop arming funding and training the syrian opposition and to rather encourage dialogue so the syrian foreign minister will lead of course to addressing the world body on the last and final day of the un general assembly he says that he is calling for a political solution and syrian led dialogue to agree on a roadmap to a more plural poorest stick and democratic syria but we heard u.s. president barack obama first call for. president bashar al assad to step down and his sentiments were echoed by britain and by france just as the u.s. he says stood by supported and helped liberate the people in libya he would like to see the same thing done in syria but on the other hand you have many other countries such as russia china brazil and so on and so forth saying that there
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can't be any outside intervention into what's taking place in syria this is a crisis that needs to be decided and it between the parties between the syrian government and the opposition but as we've been reporting for the past week everybody's talking about the crisis in syria but not clear how to exactly solve it . nato chief has admitted the alliance's withdrawal from afghanistan could come earlier than expected a statement comes on the heels of a spate of attacks that brought u.s. casualties to two thousand insider attacks on western soldiers are taking their toll on the troops' morale said the secretary general i also have affected nato afghan relations as the alliance prepares to have security responsibilities to local forces middle east academic adman riva from the american university in washington believes nato's brought afghan enemy on itself. well first of all there are there is the issue of the difficulty of trying to impose order
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and or a certain kind of order by foreign powers on afghanistan but the other part of it has to do also with the policies which have been pursued by nato in afghanistan these smaller cities have not really transformed they question on the ground they have not greatly improved the lives of the people and they have not contributed to building up. gun infrastructure as some had promised more importantly i think what we are seeing is that is spawns from afghan population which certain extent is reflected by the counter attacks from taliban and its allies there is a great deal of resentment against that by drones which have led to the death so many many innocent civilians and afghanistan may have been the afghan president
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himself karzai has called on nato to curb the efforts and stop them because they are ending up killing a lot of innocents and creating a great deal of the ngo to unpack it isn't powered nato five medics have been arrested in a series of dawn raids in bahrain after they and four other doctors lost their final appeal over jail terms for taking part in pro to mock received demonstrations . from the country's largest opposition party says the courts have long been in the rulers pockets. all international but these guys and the national but he is talking about as not just a symbolic ban the whole judicial process and not that it be and conduct is just in the control of the ruling power maybe those who torture illegally torture these medics where not even at the ending to the. situation for their cause and the court did know it can call upon them to be jailed for some time so
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see the list and when it comes to that people or. people who will be in subjected to. treatment or even killing the court just totally ignoring if there is a guilty long the book this as you will find tenants of these a book or so it's just those for the city and they had to be imprisoned it's likely to be a better job than others even for just expressing their opinions this is the sort of education not that it is now more bad news for bradley manning payne soldier who revealed to us violence in iraq and afghanistan is being denied the right to a straight trial his lawyer demands all charges be dropped saying the case is taking twice as long as a top to build the state health that and more coming out. in
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the glow of russia's north from away from civilization and if we are one helicopter treat from the nearest village. these stolen family have been living here for a long time in tents made of reindeer skins. lodging runs in a signal and then it's they also grew up in the but left it at the age of six and
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never returned they now live in the city in apartment building but still remember their regions was. shown i was not in you is a dancing teacher. i was a and still his dances he tells the stories about his motherland. lives in a reaped a never has a one thousand strong reindeer herd when the enemy only saw the light can and most around brood is gathered turns and moved to another posture they travel hundreds of kilometers in winter when children fall them. but the two families have less of a chance to come across each other they belong to different worlds even though there is sometimes a similar. download
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and i welcome back to our team with me karen taraji we head now back to one of our main stories the syrian crisis as a result of a coherent collective effort by a gang of foreign states now that is the message by syria's foreign minister and he laid it out to the u.n. general assembly he did stress that damascus remained open to a political solution to the civil war which has taken over his homeland but that is not what the u.s. backed rebels are apparently aiming for for more perspective on this let's now talk to beirut based political analyst rula. thank you so much for joining us now reports suggest that there is
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a heavy presence of mercenaries among the syrian rebels some even put the number at ninety percent you're in the region does this seem realistic to you. i don't know about the numbers but i'm pretty sure for. all the you tube. videos taken by the rebels themselves both the. opposition rages on facebook and elsewhere you could tell from the accent of those drug. backs and from different countries in the arab world i mean the libyans and yemenis and. you know like different nationalities much less you could hear syrian. during those videos where you see. regime. why why that was. that's a mask it says that the war was fabricated fabricated by foreign governments including the u.s.
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france qatar and saudi arabia why would this be the case given that they seem to be so concerned about ending the war. i'm not sure they would like to end the war and each one of them would like to the war of course. each country. block against assad has his own agenda. pretty sure that the west would like to dismantle the region and it's the henry kissinger is. back on the table this is one for many reasons one is to divide the region and it is sick there in it is which eventually on the long term secure israel interest and security in the region. also is a war for the west. and implement bases military bases in the region in order to control the new block of power which is you know like the new law that we
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all known. and some other countries they would like also to race for all the wealth of. africa however the saudis and the qataris are playing russian roulette if i may say by you know by endorsing those they once endorsed against the soviet union and they would like to seize control of this. in their own minds what hubby minds they want to create. throughout the region and that's why they would like i think to get rid of bashar it's not. it's not a good endorsement they don't want to implement freedoms and democracy because if they wanted to do so they should have started in there own countries especially. where that's all the time we have to live from beirut thank you so much political analyst. thank you. which europe firmly in the financial doldrums poverty
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and homelessness are issues. larger by the day but for some it's all a business opportunity with new figures showing incidents of slavery and human trafficking near doubling in the u.k. alone artist laura smith now reports on just how easy it is to lure the desperate and to a life of servitude. here. to be able to do it right there in the underbelly in which the vulnerable are exploited by the other group and it's getting the police in this terrorist is the reporting abroad in human trafficking to the u.k. and the target say the home the people who were then forced to work with little or no pay the passage day center in london's victoria is the city's biggest voluntary day and so for the homeless to say its clients are regularly targeted by gangs both
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at the center and when they congregate at mobile food banks. people are given a promise is never really thought through so the most recent one we had with someone was approached just outside this very building. where they were told that they could be taken to belgium to get free accommodation so. they were trying to apply the dependency issues so someone's clearly been drinking the sorry will supply you with drink and we give you lots of work. luckily we were able to intervene on medication but what times time is when people get there the reality is in some cases it can be a lot more imprisonment in many cases the homeless off the alcohol as a reward all told their families back home will be harmed if they talk about what's happened to them and pases down many berries. you see in factories and farms across england but his wages were paid to the gang who brought him
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a fifty one year old man who would tell me what happened in that city. a. lot in the past to try and break in here you. police they must be exploitation it appears to be done by organized gangs and they're getting more successful famous terraces the reports of thirty seven instances of slave labor this year up from twenty two last year a rise of more than seventy percent that also aware of the gang that traffics people from a town in lithuania as often as twice a week. a lawyer for whistle blowing u.s. soldier bradley manning has demanded all charges be dropped he says manning's case is being deliberately protracted a trial will only start in february while according to u.s. court martial rules that ship over two years ago parties christine for solver's it at the latest event supporting the whistleblower. his
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name. has evolved into a movement a movement with a mission to truth as the points. maybe an idealist a. very strange world fighting for those who attended the event hope to eventually see accused wiki leaks or bradley manning freed from prison he's already spent eight hundred sixty two days there much of it in solitary confinement and still has not gone to trial we are here because the truth is on trial bradley is not a traitor. but a truth teller and former national security agency executive thomas drake is a whistleblower as well like manning charged by the government under the espionage act he revealed information to a reporter with the baltimore sun that the n.s.a. was spying on u.s. citizens he was later found innocent. precious he was
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a featured speaker along with the government accountability project director jesselyn radack manning friend and co. founder of the bradley manning support network david house duty. and shop and journalist chris hedges and others. no matter what anyone feels about bradley manning everyone in america supports whistleblowers it supports transparency. and example the young soldier is alleged to have. sold their kids everywhere she had a good opinion of the young and the point of the event to raise awareness of course but also to raise money donations and book sales someone even donated a bottle of wine california white holds true for everything raised here will go to the bradley manning defense ever since nine eleven i've been concerned our civil liberties are in jeopardy and it's pretty obvious that. this is why i came to massachusetts to be here and support several georgetown law students and professors
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attended the event many knew very little about manning beforehand i learned a lot more than more knowledge and i came here with it's very important for me to be here to see them face to face. with a little worse. especially here i discussion about a young man his future and the future of a country's laws and legacy. in washington christine for our team. all right it's time now to get an update on the markets mari not quite a lackluster day that's right kyra and that's because investors are memory of reacting to disappointing unemployment figures in the euro zone this was sought and second look at the figures for europe first of all it's sort of the halls of that makes that ever right that we're seeing that it's. pretty much what it was like a look at the russian markets are reacting to what's happening in the euro zone spain is once again at the top of the less on the floor and that right there is
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rising and we see that russia investors are reacting to that it both in negative territory also volatility in the oil price. it's when it comes to exchange rates the euro is still strengthen against the u.s. dollar when it comes to the ruble it sneeze into the main currency basket and to sell the markets this hour practice in the studio carol thank you maria now for an update now in a few moments we speak to a british m.p. who was thrown out of parliament for voicing his opposition to the afghan war. the legacy no one should be proud of. scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spewing black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the spitzbergen archipelago don't make
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a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were they also express lanes when it was and how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously a challenge when they saw it lags they still attracting a region tourists are barons work i would then commerce watch native cash that's why when. our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint a venue and put it at variance work central square that in the nine hundred eighty s. there was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain its own costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe in archipelago is part of norway with a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the
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middle of the cold war it served as the use of czars westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union slask preserved relics. picture of the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's a curious interest and i think it could be even more appealing for russians trying to use to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit is for. behind local server near shops so between mary bell it is a big hit the defunct aren't curtain still helps keep the money flowing guys it's the russians doing your show but you can't play rubbles only grown ups enough to grow your local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts i'm not very popular with tourists operators if you come into
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a very authentic place like bond spork i think it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the a little you know authentic traditionally opulent. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be on and the time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to die repertoire it left the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. a british member of parliament was recently thrown out of the house of commons
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after he accused ministers of lying of the military policy in afghanistan paul flynn is with me now but before we talk to him let's just see a clip of the video that got him bought from parliament the role of our brave soldiers of the moment is to act as human shields for ministers' reputation the danger to our soldiers is being probed by those on that page who have the power to stop it other countries over. move soldiers from this dangerous area where they're not doing all we're doing which is arming and training our future and to be is this very similar to the end of the first world war where if we say the politicians lie and soldiers died and the reality was as it is know that our brave soldier lives are being led by ministerial donkey's pull through and after that you were
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disciplined by the speaker and barred from parliament for five days presumably you knew that what happened that you thought it was worth it oh it's very worthwhile it's a very rare event and the result has been that my words have been seen almost all over the world this prison extraordinary effect and i believe that this may well be a turning point in public opinion i believe eighty percent of public opinion would like to see the boys home by christmas and the government. they're ignoring that you've been a longstanding critic of the war in afghanistan so what brought on this specific out there this one was about the the futility of the deaths in the last few days and the utter imbecile lying ministers who come before us and made excuses for continuing the war there's only one reason while the war is going and that is to protect the reputations of politicians.

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