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hutto chavez dies at fifty eight after an almost two year battle with cancer. egypt's president considers taking full military control of the restive city of port said aid after three days of clashes between protesters and police these more than fifty wounded. the fight over banker bonuses in europe seas of britain eroded and mounting a last defense of the lavish executive pay outs in london's last great industry. palestinian protesters in the line of fire as israeli security forces are accused of resorting to live ammo as a method of crowd control. noon in moscow i match reza good to have you with us here on r.t. as we continue our breaking news coverage that is wales longstanding president hu
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go chavez has died after losing a battle against cancer that lasted almost two years the charismatic outspoken leaders suffered a number of health complications after returning from his latest round of treatment in cuba seven days of mourning have started in a country where millions are grieving words of condolence have been coming in from around the world including from traditionally from the american states plus russia and the u.s. among the sadness that also anger venezuela's vice president nicolas maduro who broke the news and assumed interim power accuse the country's quote historical enemies of that hand and chavez his death chavez held a hard line and the western stance during fourteen years in power his latest reelection coming in october are he's marina portnoy has more from new york. president chavez died around sixteen twenty five that's four forty five pm caracas time at a military hospital and now that as well in vice president nicolas maduro accompanied by senior ministers announced that president chavez had passed describing the news
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as a moment of deep pain now the country's national armed forces also pledged their unconditional allegiance to vice president maduro chavez before he passed many weeks ago said that when the time would come he would like for majority to be his successor and the vote for the new president should be held within the next thirty days and will likely pit vice president doro against the prius the opposition leader and state governor who lost to shelve this in the october election a prius in the meantime flew over to the united states over the weekend visiting miami new york author and journalist eva golinger says it's no coincidence that during a time of instability in venezuela the opposition leader from that country is attending meetings in the united states this is been also typical over the past few years over the past decade really members of the opposition venezuela frequently come
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into the united states to meet with their financiers because they get multi-million dollar funding from the u.s. government and it's different agencies or from its allies their allies here in new united states chavez was one of the world's best known socialist leaders and a staunch critic of the united states chavez never held back on criticizing what he called the imperialistic motives of the west that as well in the united states didn't have good diplomatic relations there's been comments coming from washington with officials expressing that maybe in the future now the u.s. and venezuela might have better diplomatic relations but. chavez whether you love him or hate him he leaves norma's big shoes to fill. pepe escobar an investigative journalist for the asia times covering a lot in america says the demonization of chavez in the u.s. may continue after his death in fact obama's message was a bit ridiculous you know he said that we're going to stand united with event as
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well and people what kind of people does he mean does he mean that the people who elected and re-elected chavez in thirteen out of fourteen democratic elections or does he mean these people who go to new york and miami to trade martinis endemol nice job isn't a job just as evil dangerous communist this is ridiculous the most important thing in my opinion chavez in terms of a political leader he was always referring to an international revolutionary tradition from out said. he was like a nailed feats of jewel called it of modern geopolitics bigger than now it was in fact because of the war on almost all the elections that were too stupid and the thing is why this to morning edition of showbiz the even boston north to end it will grow believe me especially in the u.s. first of all venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world so the united
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states and european union they can say old you need this law forcing all you need is love to those ghastly petrol monarchies in the persian gulf but even as well as the leader of an as well a decided to use the oil wells the benefit of the lower classes if it has a well this is something unheard of in the persian gulf main question now is who will become venezuela's new leader some analysts suggest it will be hard for a us backed opposition to overturn chavez's policies. despite his lack of charisma in comparison to chavez mud duro is in many ways a very very popular figure in venezuela and one who would naturally win election in the new presidential elections were it not for meddling from the united states i do think that they're there are open coming they're coming generation of leaders inspired by and brought up in the system the hope is that the progress that was
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made under the chavez government has now been institutionalized that it was not simply held together by the power of the character of chavez but rather that it is now forming the bedrock of venezuela and that venezuelan politics and institutions will be forever shaped by chavez rather than simply held together by him chavez was known for bombastic speeches and harsh anti u.s. rhetoric but what exactly led to his rise or how did his politics change the face of venezuela artie's lucy coughing off takes a look. a military man known to many as el commandante but what use it's a good one is going to work there will a politician devoted to promoting venezuela's role as a key player on the world stage. often a singer sometimes a dancer occasionally a joker. some people think i'm unable to speak in public for less than five hours
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were held back no punches from his foes who was yesterday the devil came out here. right here to the letter and it smells of sulfur still today who may have had many faces but it is certain that he was one of the most outspoken and influential leaders of the twenty first century. the world first met him as a young paratrooper with a tank his one thousand nine hundred two coup attempt was doomed to fail but his dream of a radical leftist revolution was not. despite a brief prison stand for his actions chavis went on to run for president of venezuela in one thousand nine hundred eight winning the vote and assuming office in one thousand nine hundred nine under him venezuela went from being a major u.s. ally governed by and for the ruling class to a test case for the childless experiment with twenty first century socialism that meant nationalizing key sectors of the oil rich nations economy and pouring billions into welfare and social programs to help the previously marginalized poor
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opponents fought to remove charges from power including a two thousand and two coup attempt and a two thousand and four recall referendum was but he remained winning another term in office in the two thousand and twelve election after facing the toughest electoral battle of his career and his foreign policy spearheaded the creation of today's anti-imperialist the left leaning bloc in latin america working to promote his vision of a multi-polar world it's a follow but it wasn't all smooth sailing when it came to his dealings. in the west chavez was known to donate free heating oil to poor americans but had little love for their government relations have ranged from tense to outright hostility. then he still is independent and free and will never be a north american. but in twenty eleven childless took up a new battle to fight for his life against cancer just before the new year and after four operations in cuba child has named his vice president as the preferred
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political heir the final war waged by al commandante revered by some reviled by others it is undeniable that chavez and his bolivarian revolution left a permanent mark on this country this region and the world. r.t. caracas venezuela. as a subject of our online poll on r.t. dot com or us what you are up in what you think will happen to venezuela after the death of who go chavez so far majority of the country will carry on as before second place people think it will fall to the opposition backed by the west nineteen percent saying the country may descend into chaos last of all those who think venezuela will become more moderate politically what do you think log on to r.t. dot com have your say. it's .
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shifting gears of some of the day's other top stories egypt's president mohamed morsi considering a military takeover of the rest of town of ports day after thirty three days of violent clashes that have seen more than seven hundred people wounded and five dead or he's cairo correspondent bill true joining me live with more on this so please give us the latest updates on what's going on in egypt. well most of the president's matzoh reports me with top security officials on tuesday to discuss with drawing the police from port saïd and instead putting the military in place this is because for the last four days they have been fierce clashes between the police and antigovernment protesters yesterday morning protestors actually set fire
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to the national security agency the governor headquarters and also the security directorate in the coastal town have also you being torched and what we've seen really is many many deaths and also many injuries as the pope is continue that is of course started because of this very contentious verdict happening on saturday the. football masika victims is due to take place on saturday and what happened was is thirty nine defendants all of the in this trial was supposed to be moved from the prison the families of these defendants were very angry they went to the security directorate and these how the clashes began were also you seeing a lot of violence here in the capital intermittent clashes on the cornice just to my right here. last four days between police again and protest as you know what's happened is. so what's happened is that people are very angry at the president who they say has done nothing to change the situation in the last two years and
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also against this contentious i.m.f. loan four point eight billion dollars loan which was the subsidy cuts tax hikes yesterday. political political football football fans went to the headquarters of the house of the former minister of interior to settle a base so we're seeing a lot of violence here in the capital lot of violence here on the coast with no sign of debating in the future. all right bill true thanks very much for that latest update will be checking in with you thanks. decades long cease fire between north and south korea could cease to exist john yang lashing out at its southern neighbor m.e.u.'s amid looming american backed sanctions you find out why this time china is back in washington over its traditional ally that's still to come stay with us here on our team. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something
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visit our big. thanks for staying with us quarter past the hour now with every nation besides the k. in agreement that bankers' bonuses need to be curbed britain's taken it upon itself to champion executives greatest perk london fears smaller checks at the end of the year may drive managers away depriving the country's last great industry of talent artie's polly boyko has more. it's that time of year again bonus season is in full swing the chief executive of h.s.b.c. is set to pocket a two million pound bonus this month for the way that u.k. bankers get paid could be about to change that's if the european union has anything to do with it at the moment the average bank a salary is just under seventy thousand pounds a year but bonuses for top bankers can be many times more than their baseline
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depending on personal performance the success of the bank and the market as a whole last year the bonus pools of leading city banks went up to as much as two point four billion pounds in b.c. but if the e.u. proposal goes ahead next year banks would be blocked from paying out bonuses larger than double and employees basic salary much against downing street swishes some banks some teams of people some revenue some profits some tax revenues. would be written and to that extent written for voices inside the city say that big banks in the u.k. might be forced to pay high a base salaries in order to keep the most talented executives there are very few sectors in which the united kingdom is a world leader financial services is one of the high basics impose
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a constant overhead which can be adjusted easily from year to year was the bonuses can be part of the success of the market has been that element of flexibility you can award a larger bonus in one year and a much lower bonus in another year and with the european economy still flatlining voters want to see those bonuses brought down but there are fears that the measure could end up putting london at a disadvantage the text tape. coming from buying because not just in the bonuses but in general is huge estimated to be over and above forty billion pounds a year so the point here is that effectively this is taking away people from the economy this could be forcing people to go elsewhere and the trickle down effect of that will be dramatic overregulation and all there is has cost the k.
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many of its manufacturing hubs also new economies coming on board and that has obviously had an effect bankers might not be the most popular characters in all sincerity stricken rating right now but if you're in the financial services industry it's fine so it's i think you may want to me and a few days think about what they mean is repeating chance that george was going to say that now concerned that it could happen as things going up that it's not just on the safety of nuns and but on the british economy as a whole the rest of europe however is determined to push compensation in the financial sector down with a final vote penciled in from a bonus season next year could end up being an altogether more. playboy see london one of the ball short hitters top dancers has confessed he masterminded the moscow attack that saw acid thrown in the face of sergei filin the company's ballet director police say dmitrichenko has moved was linked to
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a personal dislike for the director at the two suspects that were also detained i've also reportedly admitted they were involved in the attack in january feeling was attacked near his home receiving severe facial burns that forced him to leave russia to seek treatment in germany for all the details on the ball sure if you go to our web site r t dot com. palestinians say israeli forces are increasingly resorting to live fire during protests rallies even peaceful ones human rights groups report dozens of civilian casualties for excessive use of force officially israel denies all of this but those who took part say the reality is different parties paullus leader has more. money. now reman captured on camera the shots that would kill her brother two
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bullets in his stomach and leg. when i came people were shouting he got shot with a live bullet i didn't know who got shot they were shouting rushdie and rushdie i didn't know what to do but i went down the hill where the soldiers were firing and i started shouting press press the soldiers shouted to not come down will shoot you i open my camera and i decided that i'm going there even if i die. now remans brother rushdi hadn't even been part of the stone throwing eyewitnesses say the soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets even before the children started throwing rocks at them rushdie wasn't a part of it he went to to help evacuate the injured father of the images i wanted to throw the camera down and hold my brother in my arms but i kept filming my brother's face was covered in blood my uncle came and the soldier said do not worry is his leg he's alive from my experience they wanted to help they would have called
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the ambulance from the closest settlement when they wanted him to bleed i told them you should give him first state and they said it is not our problem he could die. and two days later rushdie died the bullet that killed him was fired from ten meters away he was unarmed if you follow the official rules yeah it will be almost impossible to soldiers to use ammunition in these situations but we've all been there we've all done that when soldiers face palestinians on the field the the orders and missions we are getting are very far away from what the army claims officially the law says soldiers can only use live ammunition when their life is in clear danger tear gas and rubber bullets are allowed but only for dispersing crowds from a distance and when not fired directly on protesters but these really center for human rights but salem has found that in total israeli forces have killed fifty six rock throwing palestinians since two thousand and five six were killed by rubber coated missile bullets and two gas canisters forty eight were killed by live
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ammunition power of the variations show a wide and systemic culture of the misuse of crowd control weapons by the israeli security forces in the west bank this means that the army violates its own open fire regulations regarding the use of rubber bullets tear gas it's quite a well known practice and the army denies that it exists but you know russian reply requests for an interview the i.d.f. say that the bestseller porter presents a biased narrative relying primarily on incidents that are too old or still under investigation by the military police the i.d.f. went on to say that the i.d.f. does everything in its power to ensure that the use of riot dispersal means is done in accordance with the rules of engagement we're talking about five six hundred one thousand teargas canisters a day are being shot at these protesters as it's way beyond our imagination there
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would be about clouds of tear gas on a village. palestinian anger and defiance an act of despair in the face of his radio military might rushdie's now. i had to meet faces the soldiers off today and we still have a brother in prison have thought that and killed her cousin three months off to this confrontation beloved uncle vashti would die police see on t.v. tonight it's turning out of some other stories making headlines across the globe in argentina twenty five people have gone on trial for a host of human rights abuses including torture committed in south america in the one nine hundred seventy s. it's alleged they were part of planned condors scheme coordinated between the continent's leaders to catch leftist activists among the twenty five defendants on the stand are argentinian junta leaders rafael the dela and the red naldo been yone are already serving life sentences for crimes committed under the former dictatorship of argentina. a grenade attack in a suburb of kenya's capital nairobi has left one person injured two explosives were
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thrown to the roof of a restaurant police and paramilitary forces later secured the area voting vote counting rather still have it continues in kenya following the presidential election violence following two thousand and seven poll left more than a thousand people dead. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said he supports states in the middle east arming the syrian opposition if they're sent to moderates not extremists he made the comments on a visit to cotter was government has been supplying weapons to rebels this a day after opposition militants overran the city of all rock in the north of syria attacking symbols of the national government in the process and are his debate show cross talk coming up in five minutes we take a look at how weapons are getting to rebels in syria as the conflict starts to pull in neighboring states. there is no states for either from the u.s. or from the european union or from turkey or from saudi arabia in the sense of supporting them in the way the libyan opposition has supported the opposition wants to be and i think they have the. support there in that and they're now getting
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involved in training there and to the u.s. is now getting involved in training that's. the point that's not supposed and that's not weaponry ok matthew chance has the weapon matthew jump in you usually. are the rebels and then you train them to use them and that's not that's not arm support that's that's really semantic nonsense. the u.s. and china have outlined the new even tougher sanctions they don't want to impose on north korea to punish it for a recent missile test in response pyongyang promised to cancel a cease fire deal that ended the korean war in the one nine hundred fifty s. and friend who attacked us with nuclear weapons the south has warned it would not hesitate to strike back but east asia expert glenn ford thinks the north
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traditional ally beijing is only siding with washington this time to shield itself from a bigger u.s. threat. the chinese. government is genuinely annoyed with north korea. with this particularly with the third nuclear test because it sigyn excuse to the united states and japan to deploy theater missile defense which no doubt he threatens north korea but threatens china and at the same time gives to the you much more nationalistic incoming government in japan and an excuse for removing article nine from the constitution's a referendum and i actually remember trying to a degree in japan where clearly those troops are no. army and navy and air force are not just for your career but also are there available with the boundary disputes we have been in the region china whatever it thinks of north korea
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