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syrian rebels. u.s. secretary of state kerry. good. reward and a big. news
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from around the world. waking up today to a deadlocked political system after a bitterly fought parliamentary election with old domestic votes counted no single political group has enough support to take the reins of the. reporting from rome. back with a vengeance he's just a ship. a man of some political experts have called a political corpse just a couple of months ago has made tremendous comeback actually seems to be holding a really good. seats in the senate but again he is tied with me for the number for the number one position in the senate now if we look at the lower house however parliament does seem like the majority of the seats they are already claimed his victory there but you have to understand that this is not because so many people have voted for him but it is because of the italian election law which does give
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a lot. to the party. even by the tiniest margin and that is exactly the situation in this case because. as well as the new color but all essentially tied in the parliament as well so what we have of this point is a total deadlock and that's what some of the newspaper headlines. this morning is the country is governable at this point there's no clear solution and it does seem like reelections are at a very very high possibility for what happens here is vital for the economy confidence bankers and politicians over in europe already waking up with their hearts pounding because it does seem like there is a certain total. total disparity in people's votes the population is lost the one thing that they have they have made clear is that they have had enough of. the technocrats from brussels it seems like why are you not really saying yes to any one single party the. old policies that have been implemented by you have these
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draconian measures have been highly unpopular in the country and so we are doing everything. that they have enough. to step out of the economic crisis and just willing to do anything even voting for. a man. who is totally inexperienced and he's not really politician he's a. movement . in the parliament but if you think enough. to drown in. he has no clear for the problem. basically is just empty everything and. even the five star movement is not calling themselves party and this is what people are voting for of course to have a lot of young people majority. vote. this is
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a very interesting election and you could say the results are revolutionary in this respect. and political analyst. says the elections of. people who need to be are diluted of a stake in measures which had not produced the structural reforms of the society in order to have a trustable future call for those who are already working and for those who have planned to do with the work force people a diet of promises which have not been fulfilled the center left the ease. of getting what it was already seen in the polls elections but certainly many people are wondering why they didn't make the reforms in the previous their stations where they had the majority so the situation is very chaotic at the moment it is not certain that the government can be forced if not
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the coalition government involved in almost all the major political forces that are present in the parliament and as of the markets and lose ground shopping at the prospect of a hung italian parliament the kaiser importance its attention to the fixing of interest rates that's coming up at mid day g m t. in this case there were thousands of e-mails between thousands of traders or actually a few dozen traders saying set the libel rate at a rate that is not true rigged it for me and they're saying that this is somehow complicated that we can't do anything about it because there are signs of innocence outside this circle of the actual writers and innocent act being committed somewhere in the universe so should we apply a standard of guilt to this admission of guilt by h.s.b.c. yet they just recently admitted that there was a lot of money and financing terrorism but somebody somewhere buried in a setback something in a parallel universe perhaps so can we call that a just b. c. guilty can we give you say oh oh oh wow there's three thousand mexicans headless
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because of the body laundering they just created it is terrorists but should we care because after all somebody committed it is an act somewhere so they are not guilty. this is our duty now the new u.s. secretary of state's first assignment has seen him give in to pressure from the syrian opposition he's pledged more aid in return for the rebels agreeing to talk john kerry along with his british counterpart would you know the hague has made concessions in order to drag the syrian national coalition to the upcoming friends of syria meeting with the group initially refused to go to the gathering of its global supporters accusing them of not doing enough to overthrow the assad regime some analysts now feel that western powers are being blackmailed by the group that they helped to create. both countries pledged more aid so now they are coming and i think it's sort of outrageous that they just expect people to give them aid you
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know they want more they want lethal aid and i think they're they're really clamoring for that united states he said really bad luck funneling arms into conflicts everything from the soviet period in afghanistan to what happened when they attacked libya and gadhafi has arms ended up in mali. i think it's better to get with this negotiating process they had to bribe them to get together to do that i don't think they want any negotiations and i think they'll probably try to block at this point because i think they think they're winning and when you're winning a war at least you think you're winning it i'm not saying they're really winning it but they're going to be intransigent and they're want to see how it plays out on the battlefield. now the pledges that led to the syrian rebels you turn came amid the secretary of state's visit to the u.k. the first stop on a diplomatic marathon adjoining his talks in london john kerry praised the warm relations with britain some politicians doubt whether they'll bring anything
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positive. tony blair formed a very close relationship with george bush took a straight into the war in afghanistan and later on accepted all those arguments bush used about iraq and britain was then deeply committed in iraq and i was result we've been involved in two major wars we lost a very large number of soldiers spent a vast amount of money and made the world an infinitely more in secure place we've also damaged civil liberties in our own country just as much as the united states has with its department of homeland security and all the controls that go with that and i think we need to examine the whole strategy of the west involving itself and iraq then later libya and now syria to some extent and wonder if we're not really heading off in a completely wrong direction as if all this isn't enough a new adventure has broken out in north africa where britain and this time france
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involved in deploying to move forces all across the sahara. the lack of harmony in relations between washington and moscow will provide the backdrop to john kerry's meeting with russia's foreign minister sort of laugh it off later on tuesday as autism is in our reports they will have a lot to talk about. conflict in syria miss out on defense and u.s. expansion of projects in eastern europe plus iran and north korea's nuclear programs amid test and escalating rhetoric these issues have been on the table for years now let's take a closer look at some of them syria ripped apart by violence for two years now a militant opposition there trying to force out president also that russia from the beginning has pushed for a diplomatic solution and avoiding intervention at all costs while saying that time is limited moscow still believes negotiations are the way to go the u.s. has constantly called for are said to step down while supporting rebels despite
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them not being able to unify or willing to sit down for talks with asad a strictly one sided solution although recently the obama administration has taken a more distant tone on syria perhaps thanks to fallout from other arab spring countries like libya and egypt the nuclear ambitions of iran and north korea remain high on the agenda especially with north korea's recent underground test but again while both russia and the u.s. condemn any nuclear steps or weaponization the two differ greatly on how to deal with them russia's against threats of more sanctions or further isolation while the u.s. has gone as far as saying military intervention it's not off the table especially in the case of iran in europe and u.s. plans to expand on missile defense systems and russia's concerns over its national security are considered the number one issue to have sidetracked a so-called reset but
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a shadow over bilateral relations is now russian children adopted by american parents the latest russian child to die might seem mean three years old only moscow was informed of the tragedy a month after mark seems death his legs head and internal organs allegedly severely bruised maxie was adopted. by u.s. family from the same or footage as dimitri jacoba who died of heat stroke in two thousand and eight after being left inside an overheated car yacob lives name is now the title of a rush limbaugh that prohibits the adoption of russian children by u.s. citizens well critics say the law it's too harsh while supporters claim it's the only thing to be done until the u.s. can assure the safety of russian adoptees and adequate justice for violent crimes against children. in the somali right there and another of obama's recent nominations this time the new military chief faces his latest battle today still to
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come here on the program a report on where chuck hagel stands after being all but hung out to dry in a bitter partisan standoff. when a welfare is unfair u.k. unemployment benefits lead to a generation is giving up on going to work because it's simply more lucrative to take government handouts and much more after the break. to use our life. into no silence. invisible to everyone. every day is a struggle. for our children sleep soundly at night. we are palestinian women working in the israel. we've done more for our kids than our husbands. know we are phantoms in this life.
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we speak your language as any form of the will or not at the end. will use programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you. breaking news a little turn into paying those stories. are you here to. enjoy all t spoilage find out more visit. tito's comb. live from moscow this is our tweet with me will receive the european union says that there will be no relief and sign sions on offer when iran holds talks with major world powers and cuss like stalin or u.s. officials had suggested there could be a letup in restrictions if it limits richmond activities and closes one of its
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nuclear sites iran is currently bending under severe trade military sanctions i mean accusations of developing a nuclear bomb a former washington advisor gwenyth told says the measures have nothing to do with atomic fios. the iranians causation has been around and for five thousand years certainly longer than most question civilizations or any western civilizations and they're not suicidal. they know that we're the nuclear weapons they would be obliterated washington has thing pushed in being pushed by israel for a long time to effect regime change in iran and the nuclear program as an excuse to put pressure on iran to try to cause regime change but i'm not saying that a nuclear armed iran would be a good thing and what didn't but a nuclear armed any country is not a good thing but the trash now behind pressure on iran and my opinion comes
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directly from israel else desire for regime change in iran and why the united states government to make that happen. well all the economic hardships iranians have suffered thanks to sanctions may actually prepare the ground for some of the country's other exports this story now it's want to use more of an option. the international ban on iranian oil cost the country around forty billion dollars in two thousand and twelve according to the e.u. but despite this huge gap in iran's income officials have some good news indeed harsh sanctions normal experts have increased by least thirty percent from a year ago. so what going to look a bad thing well may actually play a positive role we've been asking our government for many years to decrease dependence on oil to at least fifty percent was too high up around eighty percent
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of making our economy too vulnerable now some say today is a historic opportunity to finally get rid of this dangerous all the attendant so you and iran actually has a lot of alternative resources to feed from from well known copper it's to dade's via minerals and stones between wanting to st in particular appears to be thriving these days iran's famous discussions have been going through tough times in the last couple of years heavy frosts and terrible droughts have been damaging large parts of the harvest but these here in the country under tough economic sanctions discussions are doing better than ever. that our currency ryall fell by almost forty percent in october but i sell dashers both at home and abroad and i benefited from price rise was that is the right and the sashes of responses to more than a hundred countries worldwide but even if farmers cannot send in the broad confident business who remain great thousands of industry workers also benefit which has them overcome the country's highest ever inflation the amount of
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production and price of the shares affect our salaries every year the add ten to twenty percent of my salary i have some bonus to my daily payments but producers seem to be most for taxes then exporters while international sanctions don't record target the food industry current measures affect the banking system making financial transactions. and hard not to crack the also penalize the banks that. are not in u.s. and europe maybe in china or south america the penalize them for dealing with iraq the mean that's the main problem which is actually illegal internationally if oil is a black gold the discussion is must be a green one at least for iran locals say these small nonce have great health benefits especially for the man well to the country it also gives strength iran's biggest not all expert has always been a significant source of revenue and as the latest round of sanctions harshest ever
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bites it's also something iran may have to rely on even more than before. from iran. and r.t. is coming to life from moscow as germany has doubled its weapons exports to potion gulf nations and twenty twelve with sales amounting to almost one and a half billion euros now most about to go to saudi arabia but let's discuss it further with our ryanair brawn a veteran of germany's peace movement joining us live here on r.t. a pleasure to see you today thanks very much for coming on so we know the story of huge amount an increase in demands for weapons ultimately as many say caused by the arab spring i understand we're talking business here but is it wise to pump arms into such a turbulent region. you know for me the. politics and it is also a german law german law said it is not. in
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conflict relations and barely the region is a zone full of conflicts not only between you and the naval country also there are a lot of internal conflicts and you know it is going. to the most. the world this is totally unacceptable for us so you call it a big scandal ultimately suggesting that it's illegal under german law to want to transport or sell weapons into a conflict zone then then how are german authorities justifying sending weapons into a conflict zone you know they have a very undemocratic just. fairly simple committee decided no one knows where they're headed they have to are one year later the parliament goes totally. and legally mation is you know that they believe the caudal regime will have to secure german troops the results we need from the region
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so it is only a profit driven by the proper disposal of the better you will write and the people that are suffering because there are under pressure and because of the slopes by the back of where you talk about the issue of human rights certainly some of germany's clients in that region when it comes to buying weapons or military hardware they do have some pretty dubious human rights records but is there a way is there a way as germany sells weapons into conflict zones across the arab world is there a way to ensure that the weapons won't end up in rebel or terrorist hands or do they care. you know it doesn't care or anyone you know they believe that companies have their property in government happy that it's the fault of government it was their friends laugh and the people are suffering. brutal reality of arms exports as it is it criminal business and it has to be forbidden generally to long term fired and we're very happy seventy five percent of the german population evening again
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kind of business because it is really. i suppose i should ask you though if you know germany is not the only country selling weapons to the conflict torn middle eastern region and parts of the arab world that experience the arab spring so so perhaps when it is germany really any worse than other major exporters you know it is not an issue for german policy and when you are looking. through a graph of walls you are responsible for i think germany could save the twenty first century and the other people on leave just a big responsibility for the leg was on the bill and people and then other countries around the like try and think why this is never an excuse well politics do you think very quickly i'm running low on time here but it is germany taking any sides in the conflict or an arab spring region we know that most of these german weapons are going to saudi arabia saudi arabia also
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a massive client of the united states as well when it comes to military hardware is there any any vision from your part of germany taking particular sides with any certain members of the arab world. you know definitely really need very little relation to who can do. their you really need the oil the beautiful is usually in a different job hole in changing the world that the conditions for the people become better let go and never have any part of this so the rio hold totally pollution of the grave and yet general opinion. does not allow any form of acute. or activists to run abroad from germany's our peace movement a great pleasure to have you on our to today thank you thank you o. . for coming to you live from moscow and after a long part of some fuel stand off obama's pick for secretary of defense is to be
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voted on today or chuck hagel certainly drew the ire of republicans from the outset largely due to a number of years on orthodox stances and a lackluster performance of his initial confirmation hearing isn't helping either party's guy nature can explain. a number of republican senators including john mccain say chuck hagel is not qualified for the job but they indicate that they're going to allow the full senate to vote because what happened ten days ago was that the senators voted to postpone the vote and to continue the debate so it's all likely that they're going to keep stalling the vote over chuck hagel is confirmation and he will be confirmed there's no doubt about that the votes are there but the humiliation that he had to go through during these last few months sent a message all by itself right now chuck hagel is this repenting figure who keeps apologizing for the positions he had taken before for the statements he had made before including that war with iran should not be an option including his criticism
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of israel's actions and other foreign policy views that he had expressed as a senator the congress effectively showed their readiness to destroy anyone who would allow themselves to descend from washington's core foreign policy belief so despite all the apologizing that mr hagel has done one senator said he almost had tears in his eyes as he apologized for his earlier statement about the israeli about the influence of these really a lobby so despite all the repentance chuck hagel has still been under attack at some point the conservative media got so carried away that they misinterpreted someone's joke about a charge tables association with a group of friends of hamas and they were in such a rush to break this story that they failed to check whether the group even exists and it doesn't so chuck hagel has been under attack not just for his previous statements but also for what he had never said and done. well the next defense secretary will have to deal with one notorious company long accused of manipulating
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its cozy relationship with the government to get out of trouble private contractor academy the new name of blackwater escape with little more than a slap on the wrist over a new arms smuggling scandal michael o'brien author of a book called america's failure in iraq things are substantially immune to prosecution. they're just follow on charges after the the debacle at mr square in of baghdad september of two thousand and seven. course that was where the seventeen iraqis were were killed these are follow on charges that were. pushed against blackwater course that that's the old name the company technically doesn't exist that way they can you know technically legally sever the relationship they dropped the charges three people were just to walk to the charges were reduced to five thousand dollar fine slap on the wrist i think it also there's house arrest for four months or so. and the other thing too is they they claimed that they were
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buying these weapons for the cia and the cia said we don't know what they're talking about and the thing about it is who knows i mean maybe they were but it seems to me that the cia has ways of you know killing their own weapons. britain's unemployment benefits aim to provide a safety net for anyone between jobs looking for you for the next career opportunity only for some of the pay outs so attractive getting out of bed to go to work doesn't really seem worth it. reports. i couldn't really believe my luck to be honest. i mean it was just a dream i thought this is amazing you know british government is helping me out so you know i needed somewhere to live and i don't have a job not the words you expect to hear from someone who's fallen on hard times housing benefits allowed stephanie to rent a flat in this port said block in london's glitzy mayfair and by myself i could always barely afford
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a studio in central london when i was working and. looking for a job and central in the spacious flat it just makes you really lazy it's a sprawling and complicated system but one that allows a family of four to claim up to thirty five thousand pounds a year from housing to child care and unemployment benefits i've known people on benefits and they've been able to afford new cars the being able to afford to go abroad on holiday i've never actually been abroad on holiday before in my life so how can they afford a good holiday when they're on benefits. and i forgot to do that. that's what makes me angry. is the growth and growth before start to do things for people there's no doubt.

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