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or would we miss him a gets paid to work with both beijing and washington. the relatively peaceful. deadly developments in egypt live rounds are reportedly fired at supporters of the ousted president morsi in cairo it's claimed dozens have been killed or wounded as mass protests continue nationwide. fresh revelations from edward snowden he claims the us national security agency worked closely with germany contradicting chancellor merkel's recent anger at america's quote cold war tactics. plus the wounds of civil war in mali are yet to feel as a country head towards its first post conflict election with security threats still looming.
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good afternoon it's noon here in the russian capital i'm lucy catherine of and you're watching our t.v. well onto our top story egypt's muslim brotherhood claims police and the army have used live bullets and tear gas against supporters of the ousted president morsy apparently killing thirty seven people including children now the country's health minister ministry partly reports a similar number of deaths adding that three hundred were wounded the military though is blaming armed terrorists saying that five people have died now from cairo here is our middle east correspondent paula slayer. the clashes came at nasa city and we're receiving reports now that ambulances are being blocked from reaching the scene of these clashes early this morning what we do know according to the muslim brotherhood is that they happened while they were holding a city in doing dorm praise that is the muslim brotherhood's
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a version of events they say that they were fired on while people were praying the army however has a different story they say that the clashes happened when a group of protesters tried to storm a military barrick where it is believed that the ousted president mohamed morsy is being held the army also saying that gunmen fired on the protesters on sunday night there were huge demonstrations both for and anti the ousted president morsy promo see supporters have been on the streets for more than a week already but they are scared that the army will not make good on its promise and will possibly reinstate morsi or step away from the demands and the statements they've been making so they're out in the streets to make sure that their promises have been fulfilled on the other hand you have these anti morsy protesters and they want to show that they have number they have clout and again they say they're going nowhere until morsi is reinstated politically as you say all of this is spiraling downhill we're hearing from the second largest islamised party the party that in
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light of what they're calling to a massacre they are now pulling out of negotiations now this is bad news for the country's interim president who's been struggling for days to form a some kind of government to try and announce a new prime minister and it's going to be very difficult for now and hard to see how he's actually going to move forward in light of these recent clashes and deaths and paula certainly the political developments are critical here very important but the problems in egypt faces aren't just political are they the problem is that when you don't address the economy you have the kind of demonstrations that we've been witnessing on the streets of cairo and other cities and this is going to be one of the big. challenges for this interim government to address the economic concerns that people here have those who can have long since lift trade in cairo for quite a sure as it's lived this real estate broker panicked job is finding homes for those with cash to pay up front but now she's thinking of closing up shop because
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business has never been this bad this sort of when you want to launch a new project in real estate everything is put on the whole it stops foreign buyers don't want to come and invest in egypt lack of security lack of parliament lack of in stable government so. we do nothing but just help the way economists say it's no surprise president morsi was overthrown he spent his first year in office tightening his grip on power rather than trying to rescue the country's floundering economy food prices have rocketed the country cannot pay off its debts to major oil companies and forty percent of egyptians live below the poverty line on less than three dollars a day on top of that major international investors have pulled out and sold their assets the safest decision in a repartee deteriorating environment for the foreseeable future it looks like egypt will have a government that again is unable to as to policy and as a result unable to provide investors with the confidence that they were going to
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begin to sing it but here in tokyo square protesters are not sawing the western giants on leaving just how much i want that i already have made this car leasing business men tells us he's fed up. before morsi was ousted we were begging for the i.m.f. loan of about four point seven billion dollars a year now we don't want it when all is businessman collectively decided to support the egyptian economy and one day we collected over fifteen billion dollars in donations were a large economy we can rely on ourselves but the facts tell a different story for each day these. stray showers continue the egyptian economy is forced to cough up another one billion dollars the ripple effect is more insecurity in an already unstable region if there's anyone benefiting from these revolutions it's people right here in tahrir square you can pick up whatever souvenirs or gimmicks you want from flags to posters to key rings and even
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a koran code. maggie mohamed used to work as a sales agent but his company was forced to shut down after mubarak was all stood for two years this has been his office the same spot on his square business isn't brilliant but at least he can put food on the table. i couldn't find a job but after the revolution i came here so i could make a living or i have children and i just want to move. the egyptian flag is waved to both the pro and. it's about the only thing common between the two camps threatening to take egypt apart but if things don't improve soon the financial lifeblood of the country will be completely drained and whichever flagwaving group eventually prevails may find very little to celebrate policy r.t. kyra. ok well nasr city was the site of the classes this morning our correspondent bill true is trying to make her way to the makeshift field hospital that's there
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that's been set up for the casualties she's on the phone with us right now bell if you can hear me can you describe what you're seeing and how the situation has developed where you are at the moment. is the pope of the president of the. morning going to take any. action to protest what happened on. roads but on the location they were going into a crowd anyone trying to. confine him could be. going anywhere and you know that. when it's me. firing on.
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the public in god's. name when. i can find them very springy creature women and children. trying to hide and surround. gunfire. going to. women trapped in the mosque i can't i can't. fix problems so i can see. that the glock. then you have not seen the minute you cousin.
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kind. people. can. not. put them showing me. you know i'm not going to guard. it better you're barry grunow because he was going on all right but i'll definitely stay safe we do appreciate that update true reporting from nasr city saying there's military vehicles out there the army using fire shooting into the air keeping us up to date hope to have her back in the next hour or later we will of course be following the developments as they unfold in egypt both here and on aaron r.t. and on our web site r.t. dot com so log on there and keep up to date with all of the events. fugitive whistleblower edward snowden has struck again this time claiming that the n.s.a. is in bed with germany as well as with a number of other countries when it comes to global surveillance the former cia
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employees says the partnership is set up in such a way that it can protect top level politicians from any backlash if details of their collaboration become public now the revelations undermine berlin's recent furious comments about the extent of america's global spy operation with chancellor merkel accusing the u.s. of using cold war tactics now snowden's previous revelations involved expensive spying programs run by france and britain meanwhile journalist and writer says the german politicians are furious but about being exposed and not being spied on. they are angry that it came to public that not all the facts are that the citizens can see what was going on because i wouldn't believe and you heard right now all government politician by the way also often oppositional politician the driven parliament and when we listen very well to. the mainstream politicians in germany
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we are right now. this let us say co-operation how they call it they say it's for our security they say that this is a partnership that this is a friendship but of course it's not it's pure spying and we have to watch a little bit bank in the past we had in the ninety ninth use that. it was also it was. in europe especially in germany and this was especially for economy and spew and german companies the drone economy was. kind of the u.s. secret service so what we see here is that germany has behaved the moralists like well let me say like a state clearly on the profile of the u.s. without any independence and the scandal it's not just that you are doing this scandal is that the german politics are not doing something against the.
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well brushing the dodgy surveillance society europe and the us have some big money to talk about there about the scots joining up to create the world's biggest free trade region i had were going to ask whether they'll get what they're partnering for plus. seem a top seed coding world when in tough economic times and peace could be in line for ten thousand pounds pay wise it's enough to make british taxpayers heads and their politicians are in line for a have to pay rise the details on that just ahead. what
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defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. or a standard of living. welcome back i'm do see countenanced mali is gearing up. for
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a presidential election later this month as the country's first ballots and civil war broke out nearly two years ago the state of emergency which has been in place since january had been lifted ahead of the poll u.n. peacekeepers aided by al going french intervention forces will help provide security during the election but some local officials say mali will still be hard pressed to hold a credible vote hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced while the country's north where the radical islamists were recently driven out from is said to be seeing a very fragile peace where there's no reports. and these people from a small village to the west of mali's capital may be muslim. but they also have their very own traditional beliefs stretching back generations using nuts to help predict the future and influence the weather you know looking to be able to even tell me i should sacrifice a goat to make my time in mali more profitable i don't. regret it it's people like
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these who helped form africa's unique and diverse cultures but it's exactly these times who would have been a tree sc of an isolation had the militants who took control of mali's north in the name of radical islam also swept aside the authorities here. for the world bar they say they are not muslims i don't like these people and other spiritual groups they think the same way if they find us they'll kill us. french troops intervened in northern mali in january as the insurgency made a push towards the capital two months later paris proclaimed the north liberated but for some followers of traditional islam that was already too late. twenty three year old silly man from the gal region claims al qaeda linked fighters chopped off his right hand and left food after he a father three and a muslim who prays several times a day refused to join their ranks and in a fit they brought the chair to
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a square in the center of gower they tied me up they gave me an injection and put a bandage here brought a knife like this and cut it. however some people from solomon's village claim has a speech which the radicals punish him for one to shari'a law they imposed or do so we're against their opinion they don't consider the muslim they have their own interests and are aware of what that travelling to was the north we met no one who sympathizes with the insurgents and their rigid religious themes and that even goes for the next generation you want to fight against and why are they bad bad all of them lot of lalan yes they are bad bad for our country. but when those ringers of shari'a law to call to the north a significant number of mali ends either join them or help them. some suggest by their wallets militants have capitalized on widespread poverty while others have
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been joining by they slogans. now many people who joined the radicals understood they were mistaken and they've joined the side of the mali an army to fight against those people i you guys are afraid that these people will come back. ok i know they will not come back. ok or why they will never come back to me. because money and france now years. but fronts is drawing much of its military and the very people paris claims to have driven out still appeared to be very much around. the same groups that. claimed responsibility for a terror attack on a french strong iranian facility in neighboring new share while the very factors that allowed to their rise in the north with a feeling of injustice and general frustration just to very much evident.
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make. anguished. researches i don't. think of it as a missing link to fate richard otieno from mali. europe's indignation over america's murky surveillance may have to take a back seat that's because talks are about to start in washington in order to create the world's largest free trade zone this between the u.s. and the e.u. artist andrew farmer now looks at the ambitious plans and the possible consequences . so on the face of it this trade deal sounds like a win win situation for the u.s. and the e.u. it would simplify trade regulations between the two and doing business across the atlantic would become easier and some experts predict their economies would each
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enjoy a one hundred billion dollars boost every year as a result so it sounds like a no brainer but it would also create loses within the e.u. economists warn trade between e.u. countries would shrink as american products gain a foothold in the u.k. and germany would benefit overall according to the ifo institute a think tank based in munich france wouldn't gain much luxemburg would actually lose out the winners and losers would also emerge on the global stage chile and mexico rely heavily on the u.s. market but could be edged out by european competition other countries which might suffer a similar fate of canada australia and japan who are west african nations supplying europe could find themselves unable to compete with american products creating the world's biggest trade bloc will reap economic benefits overall for the u.s. and e.u. but it will also redraw the economic map on an international level and that won't
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help everyone however there is still a long way to go before it becomes a reality hammering out a deal will not be straightforward with many differences on hundreds of issues to be settled on either side of the atlantic agriculture is one such hurdle the u.s. and e.u. have had epic trade battles over all my own treaty beef to genetically modified organisms and reaching an agreement on what can and can't be sold will be difficult it's the same case for the car industry america and europe have different safety regulations and the question is can they find enough common ground so there are complicated issues to resolve although it is hoped some form of agreement can be reached by the end of twenty forty. economic expert patrick young believes that in the current climate the u.s. and europe simply can't afford to stall the free trade talks any longer the u.k. in particular of put a great deal of store into the idea of creating a free trade agreement across the atlantic the united states of america under the
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obama presidency you have been seen to be pretty much anti business and anti free trade also one could say that the obama presidency on a broader basis is ultimately headed towards failure so you've got two prime ministers presidents heads of state who are each in buckled and they want to create a win win situation it is an incredible opportunity for the frankly currently all full european union predicament canonically to manage to fight back the emerging nations of the world they're the benchmarks and hard to do exports right now if they're going to continue to grow whether this free trade agreement happens or not but ultimately the president of the united states of america and the european union cannot afford in the current economic circumstance where their lunch is being eaten by the emerging east not to come up with a do time for world a day so i will be in with the u.s. officials say the boeing seven seventy seven which crashed at san francisco airport was flying too slowly they also said the crew had tried to abort the landing just
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seconds before it slammed into the runway and then two of the passengers airlines claims the pilot had little experience of flying the jet remarkably more than three hundred people on board the plane survived. jordan has charged radical muslim cleric abu qatada with terrorism he's pleaded not guilty and the daughter was handed over to prosecutors immediately upon landing in amman on sunday after he was extradited from the u.k. britain had fought a costly time year legal battle to get him out of the country he's known as a key figure in al qaeda linked activities and a long viewed by the u.k. as a national security threat. well ask anyone in britain who they think deserves a pay raise right now and they're probably not going to say that it's members of parliament while just while just about everyone in the country is being asked to either freeze or reduce their salaries lawmakers are in for a bumper salary rise from london peers or tease sarah for. my theme
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a topsy turvy world when in tough economic times and peace can be in line for ten thousand pound pay rise in the body the first salaries really think. but as with so many things like this oh inflation here until there's more to the story and. it's never that simple of course nothing simple it's easy for the general public the general public has a pay freeze employees are paid more already they will have a field day they will turn. if we have a huge increase when they get in nothing that was politicians from the prime minister down make bluster and prick claim that the over fifty years any pay rise it's not actually a choice the decision is down to independent body he decide how pay should be set and it is chairman has criticised the party leaders for voicing their opposition
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prior to an m.p. set their own pay and well we all know how that ended up as members of parliament with. you know. them different independent body. as well that m.p.'s salaries are already now far more than double the average so what do the british public have to say about it will their responses when quite what you might think think anyone should be and i should be paid for. it stops are kind of things where the. anything will. work and the. money comes the expenses of. expenses. you know extracurricular activities were. in the current climate.
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that yeah. quite understandably the mention of a pay rise to politicians has provoked anger and confusion amongst many in the public but in the wake of members' expenses scandals this pay rise could also to an end outside earnings which many say will be a chance for real reform and that's this debate hot stuff. in the coming days so certainly going to be something to reflect upon. for those of you who are just tuning in i want to recap the developments in egypt deadly violence outside of the headquarters of the republican guards in cairo the muslim brotherhood claims the police and army have used live bullets as well as tear gas against supporters of the ousted president morsi this during a peaceful sit in egypt's health ministry puts the death toll at forty two but an
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army spokesperson blames the gunfire on so-called terrorists he says that five people died in the shooting and the footage that you're seeing right now is from the muslim brotherhood it claims to show some of the victims five hundred people reportedly have been wounded in monday morning's violence of course we'll keep you up to date on the latest stay with us in our team as we continue to cover egypt. up next as the week sporting highlights from around the world you're watching do stay with us. remember how all the sudden an afghan card protest group became world famous and in were completely forgotten by next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed
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recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.d.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activists banned show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people c.d.f. may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of what had her public revelation that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more a fascist my opinion.
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good speech. variability.
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