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i. don't carsten dejected edward snowden could stay in russia for a while a lawyer involved in the case says an intense u.s. man to the whistleblowers plans could now include russian citizenship. british police agency super compiling lists and feeding data to nato bombers as about his last six relatives pushes for it to open up to its fatal blood. which is a western weapons in the hands of militias emerge online sparking fears that the u.s. government can't control where its arms are ending up. and scaring the scots the british government goes on the p.r. offensive telling scottish voters their independence could cause problems ranging from lower salaries to bigger.
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even this is r t it's kevin owen here in moscow tonight just after eleven pm our top story the man who exposed america's global surveillance network may be looking to settle here in russia at least in the medium term edward snowden has been stuck at a moscow airport for three weeks now trapped in diplomatic limbo artie's andrew far as the latest on snowden's plans. from the lawyer representing mr snowden that russia could become his permanent you home if you receive temporary asylum it will allow him to live and work freely in russia for one year and after that we're told he might. and she just told me that he's going to stay in russia and i do not rule out but he may stay here permanently and become a russian citizen with all the rights and responsibilities while the lawyer added
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that mr snowden has been down while he's been holed up at sheremeta airport over the last three weeks and he was very surprised at the intensity of the manhunt but he says that mr snowden has every chance of getting asylum and says the main reason he has asked for it is because he fears for his own life if he returns back to the u.s. . when asked by immigration service agent why he chose to prosper titian in russia and why he came here who replied that he fears for his life and well being and also fears that he could face torture or execution and what he says sounds quite convincing as the u.s. still administers both capital punishment and torture. now edward snowden has also said that he would not release the documents which could damage u.s. interests while he is on russian territory in his words mr snowden has said that is something he can do it is an important point though because president putin has
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made this a precondition for asylum and he says that in this whole saga it has been russia's role to take a humanitarian stance and the actions it is taking should not be regarded as hostile towards the u.s. and he also said that mr snowden's actions were actually in defense of human rights for the shipment of a human rights work usually carries some costs for those involved when this work is done under the auspices of the united states government with its financial and political support it's quite acceptable but when someone criticizes washington the situation becomes much more complicated the incident with the bolivian president's plane illustrated this well in the coming days he should receive these documents that will allow him to go through passport control here at this airport and then come through the exit and onto russian soil proper because remember at the moment he does not have a valid passport or visa but these documents should arrive with him we understand within the next five days while his application for
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a temporary asylum is processed which could take up to three months the next thing is that he would require accommodation is not something he would have to look for effectively he's probably a man feeling much more it sees this afternoon and it could be a new life and a new chapter for him here in russia. or a correspondent there with the architects behind america's global surveillance network being called in for another round of questioning on capitol hill to say they want to clear answers this time around adding that spying to this level was never authorized by congress on their actions more about that offensive it on. tracking mafia activity and drug trafficking routes are supposed to be would britain's serious and organized crime agency was set up to do but the unit may well have gone far beyond that according to a recently filed lawsuit the agency compiled it lists and fed targeting data did nato leading to innocent deaths are to test rest of the reports on the latest legal
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action. it's being launched at the british high court on over the accusations that that the serious and organized crime agency or soca had been involved in giving information to nato six so-called kill lists and the lawyers are claiming that this would go beyond the powers of the mandate of the agency as it would be it would mean if proven that directly and being involved in a military conflict that could have resulted in someone's death of the bigger case that this revolves around is the case of that afghan man who had lost five of his family members in a nato missile strike in two thousand and ten when there was a targeted strike and what we call issued forces believe that they were targeting an insurgent leader but in fact it was the family of this afghan man said that is the bigger case that this is a revolver and this is not the first instance where an agency in the u.k. has been reported the. looting or working with the u.s. authorities on the so-called kill list there is one also reports that british
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authorities colluded with the americans obama's the obama administration's so-called disposition matrix another kill the so-called kill list let's get more insight on this from joe glinted afghanistan a veteran and an antiwar campaigner thanks very much for joining us today what if proven if if indeed if this is the case if it so could have been involved giving information what exactly does that mean i think we have to kind of look at this in terms of a long term narrative and i think there's been since nine eleven there's been this increasing cost of in measurement of of of role between the police the military. think that so that's part of indicative we have to go back we have to look at and we have to look at terrorism and the issue of terrorism and how that should be in my view and i think in the legal view criminal issue not a military one. yet we have seen this kind of breaking down this disintegration of the checks and balances which would normally keep these two things are paul why is
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it important to make that distinction between what is criminal a criminal. criminal issues and military well i think it would be easy to answer is iraq and afghanistan you can see the devastation which is being caused when when there's been this shift away from what should have been a judicial issue the previous attacks on the twin towers we should recall there was a trial that always tried it was found guilty and imprisoned they saw it trying think and turned into a military sponsor we invaded several countries on the back of that particular attack and not even became hooked on. and i think when you go down that road as we've seen it's increasingly dangerous and of course it will go wrong it's on that we see here again well there you have it the the issues being raised here are that of the mixing of the role of certain police agencies and the military and the resulting innocent deaths from such cases hundreds of extra police are being deployed to northern ireland as authority for the little five months of rioting across belfast which has left more than seventy opposition to the war but giving up
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to egypt's new cabinet comes under scrutiny as it leaves out the muslim brotherhood despite its popularity among a swathe of voters. in america and europe may be squarely behind syria's rebels but large numbers of high caliber u.s. and european weapons are circulating among the other side internet images of shiite militiamen fighting alongside president assad's troops with western arms or emerged fueling concern that washington will be able to control its weapons and up again if you can report. what this is don't discriminate us made arms our national going up in the hands of iranian backed militias fighting in syria analyst philip smyth points to photos with hezbollah fighters coating u.s. made m. sixteen s and m. force fitted with laser and holographic sights as well as am two or three grenade launchers how do they end up in their hands if there's a will there's a way and if you want to get let's say an m.
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two or three grenade launcher in an employer car being they'll find a way to get it so long as you have the right amount of money and the right amount of for connections it's not clear whether the weapons were captured stolen or bought on the black market this weapon might be and it. has been from. military only been his army of course illegal but i don't believe that is such a source could be the source of this weapon iraq. similar u.s. designed weapons appear in the hands of syrian rebels including fighters with all new sort of front and al qaeda affiliate the u.s. has designated a terrorist group it shows the alarming tendency for the weapons to change hands in unexpected ways but despite this the obama administration has decided to directly arm the rebels in syria a move supported by washington's hawkesbury and we can give them the heavy weapons that they need who's there who's them i know them i've met them they're there
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unfortunately for senator mccain some of the rebels he met in syria were kidnappers and his office had to issue a statement saying the senator did not know that when he agreed to do a photo op with them but not everyone in washington thinks flooding syria with more arms is the solution a group of congressmen have introduced the legislation to block an unauthorized u.s. military aid to syrian rebels arguing that the law prohibits any military assistance to syrian opposition forces unless congress issues a formal declaration of war since our nation's security interests in syria are unclear we risk giving money and military assistance to our enemies. there's great ironies supporting the syrian rebels one will be supporting forces that are associated with al-qaeda the two thousand and one use of authorization of force said specifically that we could go after the taliban al qaeda and associated forces we will now be one of those associated forces because we will be allied with al
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qaeda against assad the voice of caution comes not only from the president's opposition in congress but also from former administration officials for us to think we can influence or determine the outcome of that i think is a mistake i thought it was a mistake in libya. and i think it is a mistake in syria we overestimate our ability to determine outcomes you may think that the u.s. has learned the hard way that by arming friends you may be arming your enemy but it seems u.s. leaders yet again are ready to take that risk in washington i'm going to take on. egypt syndrom president sworn in a new cabinet dominated by liberal politicians it doesn't include anyone from the muslim brotherhood which propelled the now ousted mahmoud morsi to the presidency in the first place there's a misquote dismiss the comments formation indeed its supporters and are pledging mess demonstrations instead egyptian constitutional expert says they'll be no come in the country unless all parties are involved in the political process. if the
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brotherhood doesn't participate in the viva transition process or even revision of the constitution what it would mean is that this new constitution that's going to come out of this process will only represent the liberal and conservative sides of society and one represents the islamist side of the population so would mean that it won't represent a cross-section of egyptian society and therefore will not brigitta missy for a long time to come and what it would mean is that will just end up going from one crisis to another for another period of time instead of just performing the constitution without having the brotherhood and vall what the ruling authority should do is that they should really engage in a national dialogue to try to decide what the future of this country should look like and try to get as many major parties involved as possible and try to get their agreement and this current trajectory will not meet in that direction which is regrettable. but a fourth day of protests across the u.s. over a controversial court ruling thousands around by the acquittal of the killer of an
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unarmed black teenager and the country's attorney general wants a deeper debate on gun control addresses and what coverage not just ahead also to the world student gaze conclude with a grand closing ceremony in russia no in fact we saw the event on the criticism it's not as well the coming out as well just a few minutes from now. i would rather ask questions for people who positions of power instead of speak on their behalf and that's why you can find my fellow larry king now right here on r.t. question more. wealthy
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british style. time by. market. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike scrounger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report. scotland's make or break referendum next year seeing london feverish we try to keep britain together with an empty split that sometimes verges on growing. reports next to what exactly westminster is doing them to persuade scots to vote no. it's just a very yeah until scots have to answer
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a simple yes or no question about whether or not they want to break with the united kingdom or the scottish national party says there's absolutely no doubt that scotland has the potential to be a successful independent nation with a strong economy but the british government wants scotland to state in the united kingdom. i believe that england scotland wales northern ireland we are stronger together that we would. it is time to speak out whatever the consequences because something very special is. that sense of danger is one that the british government has recently been accused of playing on too heavily though in the run up to the referendum westminster has been busy publishing papers on how it believes independence will be bad for scotland the latest and most bizarre caution is about mobile phone bills a new government paper suggests that if scotland breaks away then scots visiting the u.k.
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and using their phones will need to pay extortionate very ming charges the scottish government has already debunked that myth saying that all roaming charges in the european union will be abolished in twenty sixteen but according to whitehall scotland might have to reapply to join the european union as well the british government has also been keen to remind that the royal mail and the post office will no longer be for scotland should they choose independence nor will the two hundred or so public bodies that deal with bureaucratic procedures such as issuing driving licenses managing roads and even broadcasting such as the b.b.c. if all that hasn't put off for any of those considering voting yes in the referendum next year well a recent think tank report has cautioned that an independent scottish army would struggle to defend itself and what about money well the scots say they'd like to keep the pound something the u.k. chancellor george osborne has been quick to dismiss so if the scots choose
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independence it could be no pound no easy you know army high phone bills and not even any royal mail to use as an alternative the repeated questions have led to accusations that the anti independence campaign is engaging in scurrilous scaremongering what we're getting now is the kind of fear factor managing you can't be part of a single currency union a sterling union if you have independent you can't have this you can't have got no these are big. substantial debating points but it shouldn't be used as a gun to the heads of score if you vote for independence this is going to be a punishment scotland's first minister has already said that the british government's so-called project fear isn't going to work that's we go through that to be every bogeyman scare mongering a list of will be dismantled with a bag a couple disintegrate like dracula and all how more horror film the release of caution zone obscure subjects has reportedly angered senior figures in the u.k. government by drilling on petty issues such as these many say they're only giving
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credence to the scottish nationalists probably break a r c london they were party m.p. barrie gardiner told me that britain won't be able to perform strongly internationally without scotland my view is that we are all better together and that's not just the people of scotland it's the people of scotland and the rest of the united kingdom all of us together is work really well we exercise real influence in the world of the united kingdom and i think that influence would be reduced and dramatically impaired i don't see any real advantage either to the people of scotland or to the people of the rest of the united kingdom from a devolved scotland what we have is actually a large amount of devolved power through to the scottish parliament at the moment but an independent scotland i don't think is in anybody's interest. as feelings
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rise over dependence in scotland the boiling over northern ireland police reinforcements are being called to belfast to help restore control after five nights of riots across the city the violence began almost a week ago after u.k. loyalists were prevented from marching through a mainly nationalist area the island correspondent for christian science monitor monitors bode miller only said the authorities weren't prepared for this level of violence we've witnessed. they were carrying with them because they thought that initially six hundred extra police officers from britain oil they're going over but i think no one was expecting four or five days of riots i think one or two days were expected but at this point it seems the one on a lot longer than people have a mission and it's a bit of a lot of people quite annoyed with the orange order even of so you know for all the feedings and good for the with the local republican that i'm so i think the orange or. bearing the brunt of the losses there is a question of rice time and anyone with a little lights would say that the orange order surely have
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a right series freedom assemblage marsh somewhere even if i don't want to do this is this is the snowfall in the city that will slow down our and every year for some reason or another. writes with wunderlich and want to march in another that people want to leave. the or go to marseilles. well you go to our web site for more striking images of the violence simmering in belfast also online as well r t dot com reviving the ruins libyan officials want to transform now the rubble of the late leader colonel gadhafi is residents into a family recreation area. robot to the rescue this mechanical god could soon be saving lives in disaster areas says the pentagon's advanced research department all programmers have to do now is to get some brigades and their starts the at the big job because you can read more about that.
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u.s. laws on self-defense gun control and racism need revamping according to the country's attorney general thousands have rallied across america in the past few days since the cradle of george zimmerman the florida man who killed black teenager trayvon martin last year it was ruled to be self-defense even though trayvon was an armed law professor charles rose says it's not about race it's about gun control. the road to ease with which you can not only purchase a weapon but then use that weapon to defend yourself in the state of florida in approximately twenty other states is really what led to this tragedy not the issue of race i prefer to think that what it gets us in the united states to do is to what we as a nation of immigrants always need to do to talk about how we come together and
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that issue of race is an issue that's always present within the united states and it gives us an opportunity once the emotion is run itself out to talk about this in a way that can be positive for the country in the long term was not about race it was about self-defense and who was the aggressor race had nothing to do with it but has become synonymous with racial issues within the united states and that's what something takes on a life of its own becomes very difficult to separate them back into what the objective truth is my big the new black panther party is calling for mass rallies to protest movements acquittal it's national chairman attorney. told me his supporters are getting ready to shut the new york in a million strong march on september the seventh at iran he said that it's the only response and solution he thought to highlight the oppression black people stand in to. george zimmerman the volatile ones are the police to kill our
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people every day the violent ones that the u.s. government is six drones and drone airplanes to kill innocent people even right at your borders the violent and intrusive ones are the ones that are tapping your emails and your phone lines and violating your rights we are the defenders of human rights and the defenders of an oppressed people and war has been declared on us about a white man since fifteen fifty we have been shot and killed for all these years and we are one of the few groups that are standing up strong and our legal rights fighting back so we are not the problem we are the solution and we deserve help. as well around the world to not a problem supporter of the assad government in syria has been killed by government in neighboring lebanon the syrian official and state media commentator was found dead at his home is riddled with dozens of bullets lebanese security services say rebel groups in syria are the main suspects it raises yet more fears than over the
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civil war spreading out to more countries in the region. protesters a rise in the greek capital to demand an end to the government budget cuts amid a twenty four hour nationwide strike that's brought the country to a grinding halt several thousand demonstrators gathered peacefully outside apartment buildings waving flags and chanting slogans because before a vote on wednesday to set up a so-called labor force of twenty five thousand people but is concerned it could lead to more greeks being put out of. the streets of pictures here what see video agency ruptly that smoke you can see there from a drone that crash landed in florida but apparently lost elevation well it was taking off the ground in a ball of flames closing a major highway. to a student games are coming to a close in the russian city of khazan tonight the host countries so overwhelming lead in the metals count's been somewhat mobbed by criticism but most people it is
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sizing the games are peaceful scots venue in central russia. the weather was done his best to dampen spirits over the last few hours ahead of the closing ceremony of the twenty seventh world university games and by far one of the largest russian estimates say that over seven hundred thousand spectators have descended on within the last fortnight and forty four thousand of them in the stadium behind me for the closing ceremony which is being attended by prime minister dmitry medvedev now the opening ceremony was all about russia and russian culture and what russia has given the world over the years where was tonight show is a more contemporary affair earlier on today i spoke to one of the hosts about exactly what we can expect it's going to be kind of a mix of. native things always old this stuff is going to be kind of a big well russia has dominated at the medals table they finished with one hundred and fifty five gold medals to put that into context the nearest rivals china finished with just twenty six now they did amass some criticism from some quarters
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people suggesting that russia were using professional athletes up against. russia saying less than ten percent of their squad was made up by professionals and that everyone was in fact eligible one of the sports in which they dominated winning men's and women's discipline was rugby sevens and in the men's discipline the bronze went to great britain coming to russia if you have these people. stop in the facilities the trouble sports. everything food has been really good really impressed with. blocks of mixed teams. so you get a speaking. role on some of the university courses so i can. well russian organizers are keen to stress that this is being used as a head of the sochi winter olympics next year and any organizational issues that need to be addressed before then will be ironed out ahead of the time that the
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world next descends on russia. for a multi sports event which all those winter olympics in sochi next year. some happy customers that those kids were all told that way not to play without food but not everyone has taken that lesson to heart specialist a model since it was a look at the world of genetically modified food coming up right after the break. we'll look at. science technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. all told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i haven't read the reports so i'm likely to put the no i will leave them to the state department to comment on
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crops are sold. so brady soy is designed not to die from. genetic engineering is on the tail of conventional and culture that is characterized by the proliferation of chemicals fertilizers pesticides herbicides fungicides all of these chemicals have. cost in energy production they have cost and environmental this is probably the genetic pollution we have technology today to fully clean up the damage maybe we will in the future but we're not all feeding the products if it isn't science to the entire population and release even to environment where they can never be recall. any scientists who tells you they know that g.m.o. .


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