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american whistleblower edward snowden remains stuck in the transit zone of a moscow airport as russian human rights activists urge president putin to help the fugitive. and despite a blow to british intelligence from snowden's leaks the u.k. finance chief announces a funding boost for the country's spying agencies were asked slashing welfare spending. and america's lackluster support for africa and military operations in the region overshadow barack obama's visit to father's continent.
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welcome you watching r.t. with me andrew farmer america's most wanted man edward snowden remains stuck in the transit zone of moscow sheremetyevo airport he's believed to have been there since sunday the national security agency leaker has asked for political asylum from ecuador but the south american country says it could take months to process the request scott has got the details. we're led to believe that edward snowden remains in transit in the airport terminal building behind me in some kind of limbo it seems now as soon as he landed from hong kong on sunday almost immediately but he was having problems with his paperwork the suggestion being that he either had an invalid russian visa or no russian atoll which means he was unable to cross the border into russian territory we also know that america has revoked his passport which makes it doubly difficult for him to exit the country now we do know that the issue of possible being revived can be overlooked wiki leaks are claiming that he
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does have something that's been granted by the ecuadorian government called a refugee document of passage which wiki leaks claim should give him basically safe haven towards ecuador although at this moment the ecuadorian government haven't confirmed whether or not they have indeed issued him out documents but we're expecting him to fly in cuba on monday that was expected to be his next stop or point on his way to quito to ecuador on to political asylum but as we well know he wasn't on monday's flight tough the world's press well but it was not it wasn't there are suggestions and rumors that he could be on today's flight out to show the matter after which leaves at two o'clock this afternoon or five posting parties arena going to be on board just in case edward snowden is that america desperately keen to try and get hold of them out he has been charged under the espionage act and faces a hefty jail sentence if he is returned to the united states if he is tried and if
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he is found guilty defense secretary chuck hagel has gone as far to say that his actions in exposing the n.s.a. surveillance operation has jeopardized u.s. security some are saying his actions i was as bad as treason by washington could barely hide their anger at the chinese authorities of course for letting edward snowden leave hong kong they're trying to put the pressure on russia the russians to hand him over. by the fact there is no extradition agreement between the two countries and one american official has also come out suggesting that if ecuador is to grant him political asylum then economic ties between the two countries could be severely affected so america really trying to put the pressure on the rest of the world to try and get them over russia appear to be playing it very much by the book there suggesting as i say vladimir putin saying there is no extra to extradition agreement between the united states and between russia so there's absolutely no responsibility for them to hand it back about a meeting saying he has committed no crime in russia and he is
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a free man and of course this is all academic really at the moment because he remains in transit and hasn't stepped foot in russia proper as it were so he doesn't come under russian jurisdiction at the moment so any talk of an extradition deal between the two countries is academic one footnote to this we are expecting ecuador to be his final target destination that venezuela's president has come out and said that they would likely grant him asylum if he were to appeal for it in venezuela so a further twist ecuador isn't necessarily edward snowden's only option at the moment meanwhile russian human rights activists have lashed out against washington's aggressive pursuit of the thirty year old whistleblower called on president putin to step in and help snowden with some insisting me for my cia employee should remain in russia elect he had a chef skee has this report. while the world decides where the edward snowden is hero or villain russia's human rights activists have clearly made their minds up
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it's not too often they see eye to eye with russia's president but they welcome to put his decision not to extradite the former anas a employee still outraged by washington street monday of the whistleblower the ask more school to take more than just a neutral stand the test session she says is a good citizen in the current situation russia has to do everything in its power to aid snowden he cites. that is exactly the principles that the u.s. stands but in fact transgression yet the more i hear and i think russia should now act according to the law but do not let the man be led like collateral to slaughter . the head of russia's anti-corruption committee went even further to you come on of says he's ready to write a letter to putin urging him to keep snowden in russia. spread the fact that he has no passport let him go to those countries that are willing to accept him we cannot act like a weak country that understands exactly what's going on but at the same time says
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no stay away from this. edward snowden has never asked for political asylum in russia but with heavy support coming from the human rights camp you couldn't rule out a positive response from the kremlin if you did his active asylum pleas are still pending a decision from ecuador and venezuela snowden himself is still presumably sitting tight inside most schools airport which leaves a lot of space for more twists and turns to this saga former officers of security services describe the man as snowden as a gift to the intelligence they usually use for an exchange between countries but with such strong reaction coming from russia's human rights activists many agree that extraditing snowden now would be like shooting oneself in the foot lexy russia ski r.t. reporting from moscow. so u.s. officials are seeking to prosecute snowden what they call a serious breach of national security but chose to land say the publisher of the trends journal thinks this snowden's revelations only confirm what many had
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suspected for years. he has the proof for a lot of people speculated and what the whistleblowers talked about so now they can't hide from the truth anymore so what they do is as a as leading into this they tried to change the narrative what did this guy tell us snowden that we already know that they're building a two billion dollar facility in bluffdale you or the giant city sized national security agency facility in fort meade maryland it's a business the business of america used to be business but now it's cyber war and war snowden's revelations also involve the british intelligence agency g c h q which has been collecting private data from around the world with germany believed to be among the most watched countries but when officials will not if the reports
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are confirmed the ramifications would be severe meanwhile peace activist. from the code pink movement him but lynn says the u.s. and u.k. spying activities threaten more than just privacy i think the larger concern is keeping. some political control over germany because the united states has very important military assets in germany the bases here are the most important in all of europe for the u.s. efforts in formerly in iraq or presently to some degree in afghanistan africa after a comet is in stuttgart and. i think that's the reason that germany is more heavily monitored than any other european country that's what the reports say and of course that goes back to the fact that during the entire occupation really up till the early ninety's in any case u.s. military intelligence felt that they had
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a right to spy on in any german especially in berlin. meanwhile the u.k. spy agencies are set to get a major financial boost that is according to britain's latest budget review which unveiled over eleven billion pounds worth of spending cuts artie's tessa cilla has got the details. but what's been widely reported as the biggest winner in this in this review of the budget is the three additional intelligence service that comprise this process of the m i five yet my six and we can see a few which of course we know have been in the spotlight particularly. after edward snowden to be an american who had made revelations on the extent of the kind of spying that the crew have been doing on the iraqi citizens and ya know what they're going to see is a real term increase of more than three percent of the rationale behind it according to all but one is that there is still a continuing threat of terrorism let's get more on this from the intelligence
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analysts glenmore treanor harvey thank you very much for joining us now first of all in light of edward snowden's revelations it just happened a few days ago and we see an increase in the budget of the in particular what does that mean i have to say that i don't think his revelations did have an effect it just so happened at this time because constraints and especially project or increases take a long time to work out the thing is of course is that the spotlight is on british intelligence as a result of edward snowden so revelations the whole world is concentrating on what we are doing so it does seem a little on to the general public it would not have been surprising if they had just kept the budget as it were appropriate understandable but three percent in person so first we have the rationale of security this issue is terrorism on the
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other hand you have the backlash from the revelations of snowden and that you have austerity cuts in other sectors which really affected the british people so how how do we view this how was this justified. i am biased in my arms rather having an association with their services. yes i think it is i'm surprised that the extent when you're talking about the g.d.p. of britain increasing by one percent a year to have a three percent increase this is quite extraordinary but it will be seen on shore media comment to say that in the might of snowden is a revelation that this is a british government saying we're not concerned about that we are going to go ahead we're not embarrassed r.t. contributor afshin rattansi says the government is trying to make up excuses for this latest funding based that's presumably why the british government is spinning it and saying look if we don't do all of this you'll see more british soldiers
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a british barracks up and down the country being beheaded and for that level so after the student allegations do we think that the united states is telling britain to beef up their way. the g.c. h.q. budgets because as snowden has revealed britain is basically a spying outpost for the united states and yet the poorest of society a paying for this well mr obama may be telling osborne and david cameron to do just this before the security services also ahead this hour help with strings attached we investigate whether a u.s. ally qatar's multi-million dollar fund that cigars supposedly for rebuilding efforts have been or terry a motive that is coming right up along with. i
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would rather as questions for people in positions of power instead of speak on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.g.p. question more. about
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again following me chinese investment human africa america is having to play catch up has begun three african countries in a bid to strengthen ties but many locals office try to divert the slashing of u.s. aid along with washington's controversial military operations. reports. right now africa is in the center of america's so-called war on terror we hear about new drone bases popping up on the african continent in countries whose governments we see aid from the us in one form or another we hear about the u.s. army in training security forces in a number of states in africa then we learn how some of those forces commit most horrible atrocities and get the u.s. doesn't stop to take a second look at who they empower just
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a few most recent examples say you when we poor found us train troops in congo guilty of mass rape and other cities human rights watch released a report documenting the abuse rape and torture of at least one thousand somali refugees by u.s. backed kenyan police forces this follows a report by the open society justice initiative that connected u.s. counterterrorism and influence to systematic human rights abuses in kenya and uganda then you have secretary of state john kerry himself expressing quote deep concern around human rights abuses committed by the nigerian military a major u.s. counterterror partner his statement says gross human rights violations committed by nigerian security forces only escalate the violence and fuel extremism in washington sees what's going on but doesn't really change their calculations i spoke with the editor of pan african newswire by you know me as they may say that they are there to enhance the african states national security capacity but we know
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from the history of the united states that they do nothing i regard their foreign policy if there's no real strategic interest for the united states. or maintaining a relationship with different states at the same time to edge out the people's republic of china which is pretty considerable amount. in africa just over the last. few years that china has become the number one issue. partner of the african union africa is an extremely rich continent the chase for terrorists may not be the only reason the u.s. wants to have as much presence as possible there take a listen to what mr azikiwe said about that many of the countries in west africa a large oil producer for example nigeria which is the largest u.s. importer. of oil into the united states from africa and east africa
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there been a huge finding. of natural gas all along the eastern coast of africa from somalia all the way down to tanzania so this in my opinion explains why we have this escalation of u.s. military intervention only after time so backlash in the form of extremism on the one end of the scale and tangible benefits on the other that could be the dilemma that the u.s. is weighing in africa now but as we've seen reports about gross human rights violations haven't stopped us from partnering up with chronic leave use of government in washington i'm going to check out. my social media has been a driving force in the recent public dissent across turkey could that online activity backfire on the protest is facebook has played down that plane it hasn't passed any user data to the to despite requests to one of its ministers said
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ankara had been working closely with the social networking site you can read more about this story at r.t. dot com also there the timing of west in texas which suffered a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in one probably saving the owners facility the city's. you can get the details on the looming legal battle that's artie's web site . at least two people have been killed and hundreds injured in face class. it is between supporters and opponents of egypt's president mohamed morsi rioting broke out in the northern city of months as the leader was preparing for a national address marking his first year in power amid a wave of fresh calls for him to step down. true brings us the latest bond story is a nile delta city this a few hours drive from the capital could have been bloody street battles between
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those in support of the president and those the against the president any addiction police are desperately trying to contain the violence using tear gas that have been reports all birdshot but it is related weapons and fire bombs in this clash it started when the supporters of the missing brotherhood group which the president hails from decided to have a protest off the afternoon prize i witnessed things i could fix reports said that i did look cool residents attacked said the most of a good group all thugs who were against the islamist group president mohamed morsi and his speech did little to assuage fees he did admit that the year has been very tough for the presidency and that he himself had made mistakes although he failed to go into the details of these mistakes he also controversy once again praised the police in his speech at the police of the touristy brutal here in egypt we've seen an increase in amount of violence from the security forces over the course of the last year resulting in many deaths people here in the presidency praising the security forces is not something they're very pleased with where people are really
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worried is that if the buy in to go through this is going to mean that it will only get worse in the in the lead up to the anniversary protests and continue with the deaths on the horizon. e.u. leaders are set to meet in brussels in an effort to tackle the ever growing problem of youth unemployment almost a quarter of young people are active work across the twenty seven nation bloc with the numbers hitting unprecedented highs in the most indebted countries in greece and spain but the details now from artie's katie people being. the last generation that is how everyone is referring to the five point six million unemployed young people in europe and overall use jobless rate of twenty three percent in greece and spain the situation is even worse with youth unemployment over fifty percent of all these numbers sound pretty bad the consequences are even worse young people who have studied hard to achieve the best grades yet don't get to reap the benefits of
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such dedication left feeling resentful towards their cultures which could ultimately result in social unrest especially as these energetic young people are not so afraid of tear gas and stun grenades that they will not voice their discontent on the stories also the employment gap on a resume is also seen as a negative by employers added to this the fact that these citizens are not able to conjure brute to the growth of their problem is this pressure on the whole financial system so what is being done to avoid total mayhem on the streets and the shuttering of young people. well the e.u. leaders are planning to splash out six billion euros to tackle the escalating problem writes we can all relax e.u. is on to it but while the european financial crisis is still in full swing the question is where exactly is this cash coming from or leaders agreed back in february that they would set aside the money from the twenty fourteen twenty twenty budget for the youth guarantee projects but this is yet to be approved by the
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european parliament so good intentions but no policy in place yet to do with the situation and even if this money is finally found it may not be enough since it has recently turned out that south european states on alone in their misery while overall unemployment may be lower in scandinavia young people make up the bulk of the unemployment rate so the more time mrs tate to come up with the cash to solve the problem more problems will be caused by the shattered dreams of the restless young. well one of the most dire job situations is being greece where over half the adults under the age of twenty five are unemployed dr barbara combe president of the hyatt institute in vienna says europe's rigid labor laws are of no help to athens you have to do something with these young kids that are on the street for example in greece they understand that things have been have gone wrong
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in this country they know that they that the system needs to change definitely that structural reforms need to be made and they need to take their fate in their own hands the labor laws that we have seen in europe are. not like simple and they really not support that as a matter of fact they are against them point if no measures are taken no right measures are taken that really work out it could get. by while life may be tough for palestinians in gaza they are starting to get a helping hand qatar is pouring millions of dollars into rebuilding the territory while encouraging the ruling hamas group to emerge from international isolation artie's paula slater investigates what exactly such warm ties are based on. israel destroys and qatar rebuilds that's the message in gaza where streets damaged by
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israeli tanks are now being repaved with qatari money. catastrophe twenty one projects of the same time so there are a lot of new jobs it's simple mathematics give people food homes and cash and they'll support you no matter what. israel is worried by the growing relationship between cantarell and hamas israel is concerned because it is strengthening hamas and hamas is getting more military and political power projects like this are part of the four hundred million dollars pledged by the emir of qatar last october it was the biggest injection of reconstruction aid for gaza after parts of it were devastated during the last wars with israel for years the tiny arabian gulf nation has supported the palestinians but observers took note when she hunted been highly felt tiny chose to visit gaza and not the palestinian leadership in the west bank he was also the first head of state to visit the strip since her most branded
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terrorist by israel took over six years ago the manning mostly to support the population in order to gain back their well you know it to quantify when you're serving missiles from their backyards input israel lawyers in this is radio civil rights organization devote their time to going off to states they came to sponsor terrorism qatar is right up there five years ago after the last israel lebanon war they bought a civil lawsuit against the qatari funded al-jazeera channel what those years it was doing is they're broadcasting live from the places where the missiles were falling and that they were aiming the hizbollah so more accurately point out their missile for the next time they called the marketeers freedom five there's so there was no doubt. no question that that is there was identified with a cause of his but for such a small country qatar yield significant financial and political global count it was
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qatari wheels that financed and promoted to the islamist opposition forces that overthrew moma gadhafi in libya that the muslim brotherhood in egypt and is now bankrolling the free syrian army in syria. we see that catalog is trying to control the region we saw this in libya and egypt and of course in syria cats are his goals qatar is part of a plan that wants to change the arab world but not towards democracy in the arab profits because cats are itself is not a democracy and people there have no freedom. and from the sidelines the u.s. commie watch is keeping mum because of its basted interesting khatam the outdated military base oil and defense cooperation it's not that the israelis aren't aware of what is happening across the border they know full well khatami's financing and israel activities white under their noses but with the us keeping quiet prime
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minister netanyahu doesn't really have anyone to complain to point c. on t. tell of its. new without taking up next it is abby martin who is breaking the set on gay marriage. i love life but there is a lot of sick stuff going on on this planet for example according to bloomberg a hospital in chicago has been accused by the f.b.i. of cutting the throats of patients for big bags of cash a tracheotomy is a procedure to get air directly into the windpipe of someone who can't breathe by cutting a hole into it and f.b.i. affidavit based on tape recording says that the hospital knowingly and purposely sedated patients to the point that they couldn't breathe properly and would need
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tracheotomy and as you know in the u.s. health care system nothing comes cheap trick out of his own days cost about one hundred sixty thousand dollars a pop this alleged conspiracy between doctors and management is not the first of its kind at this hospital and administrator and five doctors have already been charged for medicare fraud for giving and receiving kickbacks not only is having a hole punched in your neck for money discussed thing but it may also be lethal because patients at that hospital in chicago are three times more likely to die than patients at other hospitals from tracheotomies throughout the state now how did the f.b.i. . find out about this with three employees ratted out the hospital and worked with the f.b.i. to make a lot of incriminating voice recordings these people risk their jobs and possibly much more to do what was right and i salute them ratting out evil is no wrong deed but that's just my opinion.
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to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous i'm glad i got so many i mean family and i know that i've seen seem to really miss. the old story so personally. it's. worse cheaper to live through the white house or for the. radio guy and four minutes from. one local are about to produce never seen anything like this i'm telling. you guys i'm having martin and welcome to breaking the set so big crowds came together on the street steps of the supreme court today has rulings came down on two important element of the same sex marriage debate the first is huge news for
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the community in the golden state of california after a five to four ruling struck down proposition eight as unconstitutional a law that had originally banned gay marriage in this state the other ruling was in regards to one element of the defense of marriage act or doma and in that five to four ruling the supreme court justices determined that this law which denied benefits to same sex marriages was also unconstitutional now as a result of these rulings all same sex marriages in the states that recognize it will be eligible for help tax and pension benefits that are already allotted to their heterosexual counterparts a court's decision. also prompted defense secretary chuck hagel to announce that quote benefits will be available to all military spouses regardless of sexual orientation as soon as possible guys this is fantastic news that a huge step in the right direction for the community and for humanity at large but there is still much.

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