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south of ukraine continued to defy the self-imposed north already in the capital. we look at the region of crimea and those who have taken his defense against. right into their own. months of unpaid bills energy hungry industry could soon be left without gas is threatening to be already on the brink of collapse. also. facing execution at home for coming out as gay could see his application for asylum in america rejected his supporters say he's a victim of politics. and hundreds come out to condemn the spread of fracking in the u.k. saying the drilling technique will pollute neighborhoods pools earthquakes.
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the weeks opening headline. welcome to a monday the east and south of ukraine is seeing a persistent uprising against the post revolution north in the capital and the oligarchs kiev has appointed to govern some of the richest regions of the country say everything is fine but is being dealt with. in the streets suggest otherwise this right here coming your way one of the most recent rallies which have become me a permanent in the city of donetsk thousands of people protested against kiev self-appointed government they were demanding the release of the people's governor elected by the crowds but later detained by authorities for suggesting
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a referendum on the region's status also in the city over a three thousand. strong proud blockade of the local administrative building and raised a russian flag over it a people's governor was elected there as well and in. that's where an anti fascist march denounced the far right groups coming to power in kiev. where all this comes amid surfacing reports of troops from the west of ukraine moving towards the south eastern regions and in particular crimea the peninsula which is holding a referendum on whether to stay part of ukraine soon remains on high alert and artie's policy now takes a look at exactly who is guarding the boards. every headline the same message the russians are in crimea russia invades crimea russian forces tighten their grip on the black sea peninsula western media seems determined to convince the of us russian soldiers are on the streets of crimea so we decided to take
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a look for ourselves who is patrolling the region these are the people we met a minute we are on our own land we protect our own land you need is furious he blames mind on protesters for creating instability in the region that must now be addressed. guys clean your own mess and your own cities clean the mess in your own townships where you live you have no business in crimea this is the headquarters of the volunteers of the self-defense squads around the clock leonid dispatches patrols to protect the peninsula there's no way in or out of crimea without him or his men knowing about it if you want peace you get ready for war. it's a pro russian rallies like this that the volunteers are welcome and there are rumors of some three hundred made on profiteers in the city concern is that they might try to cause trouble the self defense units are made up of former combat soldiers ordinary civilians wanting to protect their families all of volunteers all come
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from crimea to try to protect my guns and me or from mine in danger from my neck serious and terrorists were just concerned citizens tonight carlos are police officers or public safety officers or deputy sheriff you re is one of the oldest who signed up a seventy year old pensioner should be spending his twilight years relaxing but instead he's out here on the street working twelve hour shifts we follow him home with his eyes well up he's embarrassed for us to see him cry but there are tired construction worker is terrified everything he's devoted the last forty five years of his life working towards could be destroyed. i'm a patriot of my homeland and i can't stay away from it i must see the little i must be there i'm doing it completely voluntarily around five thousand people have signed up swearing allegiance to the people of crimea the numbers will swing back
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at headquarters leonid tells me another car has been stopped trying to into crimea with hidden weapons for the people of crimea things are now heating up but leone it says they are just going to stand by and do nothing policy r t simferopol and whether they join their self-defense squads or not every service money in crimea will still receive a full salary and other better military benefits or ukrainian soldiers who don't want to stay in the region they're free to go back home cities now and that's all according to crimea as prime minister he spoke ahead of sunday's referendum on whether the region will remain part of ukraine the prime minister also promised the region will have two official languages russian and crimean tatar but every nation will be free to use its own language and i think cluedo ukrainian which is used by a minority of the locals. well you don't know mr today's edition of cross talk paid lavelle and his guests are discussing the economic consequences of the coup in
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ukraine that's coming up right after this bulletin stick around for then for now though a quick preview. people who are going to pay for it are the people that have throughout this entire. last three months have been denied both by the western governments the western press and by the puts regime that has seized power are the people of the east and south ukraine which in no way shape or form is this government this regime in kiev representative of their interests in fact it is actively doing everything it can to suppress their peaceful political protests now in the east and south of the comments on the press and the lack of report seeing as a journalist some of these shops at the standard reporting in so much as the traditional objectivity to sources has gone out of the window and like always with russia seems to have a special place in this in this. they get very emotional and everyone's affectively
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shouting at each other and there's a lot of serious points debates that need to be cleared up in this whole divide before we can actually gets who has any kind of exit from the crisis across talking about fifteen minutes time for now though a number of russian journalists heading for ukraine to cover a protest so they were blocked from entering it's not just the media a lot of russian citizens are finding it tricky to get into the country ukraine's borders service says over three thousand people were prevented from crossing the border in recent days those people dubbed as unwanted now the u.s. has threatened russia with sanctions over what washington sees as threats towards ukraine's sovereignty it's already implemented visa bans and asset freezes for those russians that it deems well it seems to have been involved in the crisis now after brac obama ordered the sign sions the e.u. said it could follow suit but there is reason to believe that european nations may
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be reluctant to follow through on that promise for example the e.u. is hoping to gain leverage with these sanctions but what do they stand to lose around. nineteen million russian tourists poor and billions of dollars in the e.u. coffers every year and sanctions put could put an end to that massive cash pipeline and speaking of pipelines russia pumps natural gas to europe which accounts for nearly a third of the e.u.'s supplies russia is also a very lucrative market for european common factors as well you see them a sadie's there and paris struck a one point six billion dollar defense deal with moscow on twenty eleven that will see french warships being sent to russia and russians are a major cash cow for britain as well bang hundreds of millions in luxury taxes every single year and geo political analyst patrick henningsen he gave us more reasons why sanctions would be counterproductive the e.u. has no leverage whatsoever with russia europe is buying gas from russia and europe
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is paying for that in euro's those euros come back to europe via russia to buy goods and services in europe so germany is a great beneficiary of this so in terms of any sanctions from the e.u. there's no chance whatsoever it's all bark and no bite you know as far as washington goes if they're if they do impose sanctions it's huge ramifications here for for progress that's made been made globally in the last century in that's the restart of the start treaty in two thousand and ten that certainly in jeopardy it's regressive it's got no benefits really for today's society the world's moved ahead and seems washington is very keen to drag it back into the past and troubles don't end with public dissent and the potential break up of his territory and that's looming bankruptcy to consider as well ukraine is desperately working to secure massive loans but it's not he's been a caution of explains the clock is ticking and time is almost up. turn apart by
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turmoil ukraine as balancing on the verge of default the country's finance ministry says bankruptcy is the looming asin mating it needs as much as thirty five billion dollars an age by the end of twenty fifteen and it's for dad is round one hundred forty billion while that's nearly eighty percent of the nation's g.d.p. kits gas debt to russia is estimated at almost two billion dollars for last year's and this year's gas deliveries so far without cash if we no longer be able to keep its energy industry going putting gas contracts with europe in danger now here is how it works a quarter of gas comes from russia ukraine and after numerous warnings russia says it will no longer offer ukraine discounted gas prices starting this april so what if you green fails to deliver on its gas transit deals well we've been there before
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back in two thousand and six the pipes were turned off when ukraine did not pay and as gas obligations to russia leaving half of europe and the cooled the winter of two thousand and eight and two thousand and nine brought another freezing cold following the same reason than gas supplies were hold it again just as demand was at its peak seeking to ensure an injury to gas supplies russia watched alternative gas transit routes to europe well that's north stream operating since two thousand and twelve connects the and russia via the baltic sea and that south stream that is planned to be launched by the end of twenty fifteen both of them were planned to bypass you queen which moscow has decided isn't. now and in its current state and other gas dispute could push off into the financial abyss. but kiev's the post-coup government is hoping that aid packages cobbled together by
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western backers will say it's a call to me but basic math offers little optimism but that they will that's according to european asset manager erich krauss if you repeat and offered something like eleven billion over seven years which mostly comes to one hundred million in the united states it's also something like one billion which is less than what ukraine currently holds for gas it is already consumed so it's a bit like joke this is not going to allow them to survive so eighty fold is only a matter of time we have or fleet street who didn't rescue package unfortunately the american sudden did. this issue in ukraine has made it into a dead letter. and our web team is running an alibi our timeline of ukrainian crisis at r.t. dot com you can find it on the front page as company updated with the latest from the crisis stricken country a few clicks away on t.
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i'm depressed. and missed. this train mission. she showed that she could unite people with all. let alone a whole lot of we had a very trusting relationship here's a chief but a chief one of this kind who communicates who wants to know the truth.
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to me and i could not imagine that the president could communicate like this before i became a president and after like a brother like a father. jewel case seems to me i'm sure that if at this moment i got struck by lightning. that there are many leaders of the revolutionary hell invariant that can continue this process. this is the media lead us so we need to be part of the scene to secure the. your party there's a goal. is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politics only on our t.v. .
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if you're just joining us welcome to the program here on r.t. international he could be executed at home has already received death threats and is pinning his hopes on the u.s. giving him shelter but an openly gay saudi diplomat who are seeking asylum has now been left in legal limbo and some say it's all about politicking guy and a teacher can explain. is saudi arabia being gay could be punished by death public lashings or jail time that's the law four years ago the employees of the saudi consulate in los angel is found out that their colleague ali off the series is gay saudi arabia has stripped syria of his diplomatic passport and insisted that he could back to his homeland syria turn to the u.s. government for silence and you would think washington that claims to be vigorously
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defending gay rights around the globe would at the blink of an eye help gay saudi man void guaranteed persecution but up to this day a serious status has been up in the air and i'm joined by his friend ali ahmed thank you so much for coming thank you and having a diplomat himself is not willing to speak publicly at the moment mr siri says that if he goes back to his country he could be killed in broad daylight as he said why do you think is he was stalling with his asylum for the united states is experiencing a. phenomenon where it is willing to violate its own domestic laws to please the saudi monarchy and this is what the obama administration is doing they are ignoring the same principles that they are advocating abroad in their country by denying mr a city that i do asylum and trying to deport them actively forty years after he sought asylum. obama administration has proved that it does not.
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it's more more than. a feeling and says to the keys of the solid you want to thank you thank you pull on top. this is also openly criticized his country's quote unquote backwardness as well as the role of what he called militant moms in saudi society and yet saudi arabia is one of america's best friends in the middle east and it is unlikely next time president obama warmly greets its ruler that they will sit down to discuss the treatment of people like syria in saudi arabia in washington i'm going to take. away here on out international when exploding bombs are part of a daily routine. spiking iraq ahead of parliamentary elections next month after the latest suicide attack killed forty. exactly where the blame lies in just a few minutes. from me time on the program what is believed to be the
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largest ever cracking rally was held in the u.k. it's just been staged in manchester protesters insist the drilling method pollutes the neighborhoods and even causes earthquakes they say they shouldn't have to rebuild their homes just because of corporate greed. reports from the event. well the sun's been signing here in manchester that's one development that the people taking to the street they don't like and that's the greatest. thing queen shale gas exploration just a few miles away from west on these protests took place barton lives and there is already seen fracking take place so what is fracking hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the controversial technique for recovering gas an oil from shale rock shale gas production is already well underway in the u.s. but stories about water contamination and earth tremors as
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a result of fracking have led to growing concern in the u.k. the government to try to win support for the expansion of the controversial process by saying it could bring seventy four thousand jobs and more than three billion pounds of investment to the country but not everyone's convinced. to say washington is god and i don't think there's enough evidence to say. this fact is taking place right right here six miles away it's taking place in a residential area here it's just you know we've already seen a very very strong evidence because he's removed points the reality is though with the government firmly behind the industry exploratory drilling in the u.k. will be pushing ahead this year french energy giant a towel announced plans to invest into exploratory wells in the u.k. despite there being a moratorium on fracking in the country but the actual amount of extractable shale
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reserves in the u.k. is as yet still unknown public sentiment to over the issue is difficult to gauge a recent poll commissioned by the university of nottingham suggested public support for fracking has been decreasing this is being done by good and see for a while. they did take place in the u.k. so far and certainly hundreds of people actually can be taken to the streets to join in the rally and there's more exploratory drilling begins to take place in the u.k. you could see this until now well it is the small anti fracking movement begin to find a louder voice surface r.t. reporting from manchester. well from want to add to online plenty more stories for you right now would. including this one for example morals about t.v. israeli teenagers send a letter to the prime minister refusing to serve in the army ranks because they
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regard west bank settlements as a violation of human rights those details online for you right now. also note the nuclear crowds hit the streets of tokyo almost three years since the fukushima disaster demanding the government put in two atomic energy. one of the new will show moment in washington d.c. . the face i think you know. it was. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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your name my name is jeffrey. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international just a moment on the world update for now the latest suicide bombing in iraq has left more than forty dead well over a hundred injured explosives hidden in a truck went off at a checkpoint in the city of hillah this was during morning rush hour in surgeons are attempting to further destabilize the country ahead of upcoming elections an independent filmmaker chandan says the west's proxies in the gulf monarchies
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they're the ones to blame. on the one hand the only one who can go home and needs the hotel where the training to really count of that work force which they're facing about the same time who is giving succor who is giving oxygen to that world it's really is the regime's based in london and washington and our strew is a truck seized in the go. said. and sound we rebuilt our act although it's the first time he uses language he said there are at war with iraq through the through the death squads so really really the only government is in a terrible situation particularly the people of iraq all or traumatic situations are some of the international headlines for you in brief a multinational rescue team has intensified the search for a missing malaysia airlines plane this after the chief investigator dismissed report that deborah had been found in this scene a vietnam investigation into what happened is also focusing on two passengers who boarded using stolen passports
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a contact was lost with the jet two days ago when it disappeared from radar while on its way from kuala lumpur to beijing it was carrying two hundred thirty nine people. syrian rebels released a group of about a dozen nuns held captive since december as part of a prisoner exchange deal they were kidnapped following an attack on a christian town just north of damascus syria's christian minority is well frequently targeted by extremist rebels. and two separate attacks in afghanistan's helmand province over the weekend killing eleven one blast from an improvised explosive device blew up a civilian car carrying members of the same family including two children although driven back by american twenty ten the taliban have slowly returned to helmand locals claiming almost eighty percent of helmand province is under the group's control. thousands of orthodox jews have held protests in new york over israel's
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proposal to fall. strictly religious people to serve in the country's army students of religious schools in israel are not obliged to serve in the military but a proposed draft law would make army service compulsory for all regardless of their beliefs. our thanks so much for joining us here on out international on rule re sushi as promised after the break it is cross talk with us he's paid a live album in focus today that of the economic consequences of the coup in ukraine live from moscow it's us against. the evils of inflation and private central banks don't just affect the usa alone recently the russian ruble has gone from around thirty roubles to the dollar to
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thirty five yikes people in the russian media are now debating whether to go dollars or euros but the thing they forget is that all this paper money one way or another is doomed by inflation so if you have a few thousand dollars or rubles that what should you do with it many people say that gold is the way to go because it has retained value for thousands of years but land has also been in big demand since the dawn of time and paper money inflates into nothing a nice big chunk of the earth's surface is always worth something according to the washington post and twenty eleven the u.s. so security system is forty five billion in negative cash flow so maybe it's time to invest in having some children because for most of human history your retirement package was your kids so security might not cut it for my generation and last but not least you can still buy and sell guns from the eight hundred for cash what other things in your house were taking that much value in over one hundred years so maybe if you are one of the mega rich guys playing currency games you can fight inflation but for the rest of us gold land kids and samuel colt are probably the
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safest financial options but that's just my opinion.
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hello and welcome to crossfire where all things considered i'm peter lavelle with western backed extremists tightening their control in care of the russian majority in crimea is set to vote on a sovereign future the west still talks of sanctions against russia most productive it would appear victoria nuland and the e.u. are getting more than they bargained for. to cross the crisis in ukraine i'm joined by my guess been heiress in moscow he's the editor in chief of business new europe also in moscow we have mark sloboda he's a senior lecturer in researcher at moscow state university and in london we cross to patrick and he is a journalist writer and founder of the news website twenty first century wired dot
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com our gentlemen in fact that means you can jump in anytime you want before we talk about the new on. what's going on in ukraine right now mark if i can go to you first here in moscow what is the most glaring outrages spin that you see about this crisis coming from western media at this moment well i would say the most glaring outrageous spin that i've seen is the blackout particularly in the u.s. media of the revelations of the leaked phone calls between katha baroness ashton the e.u. foreign affairs chief and the estonian foreign minister where he revealed to her his strong understanding that it was actually the leaders of the opposition or the leaders of the euro by don protests who in his opinion were the ones who ordered snipers to kill their own people at the police in an attempt
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to create this revolutionary crisis moment that helped impel them into power the fact that this has barely been covered in europe and when it has it has been slandered as coming from russian media and completely blacked out of the u.s. media i think at this point is the most egregious form of spin and we call it censorship ok patrick in london it seems to because of the tone of the media coming out of the west it really makes it difficult to have any kind of common ground here it's so divided it's so black and white right now hillary clinton is calling the president of the russian federation like hitler i mean how can we get to a point where we can start talking because i want to talk about crimea in a minute or so but things are moving in a direction where there's very little bit of control that either side can really
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exercise go ahead patrick in london you know it's more than just the tone of the media coverage. peter it's the complete lack of little information as possible being relayed to the audiences in the west for instance the talk over the last two weeks as if russia was sending all its troops into the crimea ignoring the fact that some twenty six thousand troops are permanently stationed at their bases there and that the russian naval black sea fleet has been established there since seventeen eighty three so there's an old saying that war is god's way of teaching americans geography that's certainly the case in this particular point but just quickly quickly hillary clinton barack obama john kerry the problem in there's a political crisis in america whereby we're not the politicians are not voicing the views of the people at all they are strictly speaking for the interests of trans national corporations and that's that makes if you see it from that point of view
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peter it makes a lot of sense what this retort is about and we'll discuss that shortly ok you know ben it's very interesting i mean it's getting down to we spoke earlier before the program it's getting down to what your legal interpretation of what's going on in the ground we can talk about this referendum that's coming up in crimea of course the central government in kiev this interim government a rebel government however you want to describe it says it's illegal of course barack obama being a constitutional lawyer says it's also we legal but what about self-determination. i think this is one of the biggest problems here you know the comments on the press and the lack of reporting as a journalist i'm actually fairly shops at the standard reporting in so much as the traditional objectivity to sources has gone out of the window and like always with russia seems to have a special place in his heart for journalists. they get very emotional and everyone's affectively shouting at each other and there's a lot of serious points debates that need to be cleared up in this whole divide
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before we can actually gets was any kind of exit from the crisis and you mentioned stuff there for termination the problem we have here is that the government such as it is in kiev has of questionable legitimacy and yet it's acting as if it was a unity government and at the same time is being recognized as such by the west and on the other side you could putin and the kremlin and russia who don't accept the authority of the just missy of the government with some justification i think the key elements to understand in this whole situation was that the deal that was struck between the opposition leaders unocal which brokered by the e.u. on the twenty first the day after the shooting was the exit that was would have given us a legal and legitimate transition out of this crisis with going to court staying in power for few more months maybe as the end of the year and then elections and then everybody who's participating in this could have representation and give the views
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however there was a deal was rejected the next day by mind and by the crowd in the central square who threaten going to coverage out of office by saturday four o'clock or we will come and get shoot in other words kill him and he fled and that's led to a complete collapse is now a complete vacuum of legitimacy on any side and until we get over this until we find some way to get all sides to talk together then there's going to be no way out of the crisis and it comes down to a rule of fist fight of raw. between the west on one side and the russia on the other side you know it's very interesting markets that we have an illegal government in care of it has no legal justification it has no real toral justification at all but the people in crimea want to vote about their future here but they're being denied that by the west it's kind of everything's upside down right here how could it be legal government say what is legal is what is not in it particularly if the constitution isn't even working right now. but that's a very good point. first and foremost is that this illegal putsch government
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has absolutely zero constitutional and democratic legitimacy and in fact over the the time since it has assumed power at the hands of this violent mob of ultra nationalists it has repeatedly and continuously trampled all over what remained of the ukrainian constitution so there is no legitimate authority that the government the representative government in the crimea represent of of its own people can look to for any kind of law or constitutional order and further as far as international law goes. the international court of justice on its advisory opinion on the settlement and costs of zero made clear that a unilateral declaration of independence is within the bounds of international law so when we have a complete collapse of domestic law and constitutional order and
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a concurrence from the highest international bodies of international law the claims of western regimes that this referendum is somehow illegal or representative is simply a case of it being against their geo political interests at this point you know patrick it's very interesting is that when the western powers want to see a group of people have their independence they push really hard for there are a lot of money out of they get a lot of press eccentric center but when another group of people want the same thing they're denied it because it doesn't fit the narrative that they're pushing here about this new democratic ukraine which is absolutely nonsense at this point you have the foreign minister in the ukraine andriy. said that no matter what the crimean people say in a referendum. they will not let go the crimea and that and this view is supported
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by a course the e.u. and i find that interesting because there's a number of countries within the e.u. who voted against the membership in the e.u. in the referendum and that was simply ignored for expediency to push the treaty through so you have this double standard and i must also remind everybody that only eight or nine months ago when the muslim brotherhood was ousted in a popular uprising in egypt the u.s. set its emissaries begging to reinstate the democratically elected government and that it was absolutely. you know unacceptable from their standard so we have a clear double standard here so mazing thing is if you look at what happened in syria there's a kind of a trend of the the west getting in bed with people who are marriages of convenience so they backed a jihad jihad is to link forces in syria for regime change and now you have the total spin whereby you have the e.u. getting in bed with neo nazis in an easy jihad in kiev so it's absolutely
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incredible but then you know in the beginning the program you talked about media coverage here i think this is patrick brings up a very interesting point and some of the people in that interim government a rebel government they're just odious people they're racist they have nazi ideas but where is it covered in western media. well everyone's picking and choosing are they i mean there's an array to them both and everyone's picking out the pieces of the story that fit their narrative you know be sued lead my down or despotic russia on the other side i think at this point what you need to do is actually disregard everything that everyone says because it's all become in a way irrelevant what we've because we have this legal vacuum with this transition between the government that we have now is it's come down to a straight raw power play where the e.u. of backing their candidates which is the opposition government in kiev and the
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russians are backing the large russian speaking population and in a way my view of this is that the e.u. of actually caused this whole crisis in some sense because they have blatantly ignored the fact that the country is deeply divided between these two factions east and west russian persian pro ukrainian nationalist and by doing this the pushing their agenda through refusing to see the other side and that's going to lead to a division although you know the focus was on my down and the demonstrations which have now come culminated in this new government is soon is that finished you put a new government in. nationalists western orientated ukrainian government it's only natural that the other half of the country are actually going to stand up and say well hang about we didn't have any say in this and we were against the protests in the first place and now we're being completely ignored what about us and so i think you know in a few months you going to see anti my damn process where that i think it will not
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be. i'm going to jump in we're going to get to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine with r.t. . i'm depressed. and missed. this train this year. she showed that she could unite the people with the.
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final month old daughter we had a very trusting relationship here's a chief but a chief one of this kind who communicates who wants to know the truth. and i could not imagine that the president could communicate like this before i became a president and after like a brother like a father. jewel case seems to me i'm sure that if at this moment i got struck by lightning. there are many leaders of the revolutionary hell invariant that can continue this process out of. right to see. first strike. and i think that you're.
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on our reporters. in. the. morning. now you. can you please.
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welcome back to cross talk we're all things considered i'm peter lavelle mind you were discussing the recent developments in ukraine. ok mark at the very last second of the first half of the program you want to jump in so please do go ahead yes about the nature of some of the members of this putsch regime that has seized power in kiev it should be noted that in december just over a year ago the summer of two thousand and twelve the european parliament passed a resolution specifically condemning the swoboda party in the ukraine for its zina phobia anti-semitism and ultra nationalism and urged all democratic forces within the ukraine to avoid working with it in any governor. function likewise the united states in june of this year according to the israeli press ban
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small boat of party leaders for their summit tism and nationalism again based on complaints from the samwise and fall foundation so between the swoboda party which both in the western academic and journalistic literature up until a few months ago was openly referred to as a neo nazi party and the this newly formed the ultra nationalist right sector which forms a cult of worship around the genocidal nazi collaborator collaborator stepan bandera there are eight seats in the government of the ukraine this puts regime occupied by them and these include all the state organs of power including the ministry of defense the intelligence the police the interior troops the new ministry of and the prosecutor general's office so any attempt by the western press to or the
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western governments to claim that the ultra nationalist and right wing factors within this government are only a fringe or are in significant or completely and utterly facetious and an outright lie you know patrick it's very interesting victoria nuland referred to the current believed by some people the prime minister he she referred to them as yaps so i will use yeah well he had a meeting with nato my goodness the country is about to collapse but he had time to meet nato but even if i could jump in if i could jump in people you know let me out let me ask you that when for example go to go ahead. you know this is another angle that the western media nor politicians want to mention too much as how important in terms of expansion of nato to ukraine is but you know crane is basically a basket case economically thirty five million by any billion by anybody's estimate
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sovereign debt in order to finance this sort of black hole which is the ukraine europe relies on the gas euro recycling of gas euro through russia paid in euros and russia will spend that money back in europe ok so there will be no sanctions whatsoever with regards to the e.u. with regard to the united states again the bark is much worse than the bite because the reality is well this time last year what what was the u.s. media and the white house hyping they were hyping a threat with north korea why because there was a lot of talk about cutting the pentagon budget i believe that this is going to get very very hot in the next thirty days and it's going to cool down after april once budgets are secured and of course this is going to be the nucular assets are a big talking point here and this is something i think that's going to come out in the next certainly but certainly this is far from over ben you want to jump in and
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go right ahead i just wanted to put up amounts point i mean clearly the people in the position camp and i being backed by a there's a very dodgy carrots in that people that the west have been treating and a hands off until now however it's clear from that that the proxies to pursue the america's policy that they you know they want to grab the ukraine and the point the russians are making that we have a very clear and long historical cultural ties and more of a from the soviet era economic ties with ukraine and our interests need to be respected but they've been totally rebuffed on that point and so i think the kremlin has taken the view that well we've been totally ignored. we have perfectly valid claims and because they're railroading through this change with these proxies who are not all that it's meant nor are they in any way representative of the whole country. to take what is in my mind still extremely drastic action but the point he's making is that ok if you refuse to in a civilized way around
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a negotiator able to talk and that was suggested in the run up to this crisis and that was rebuffed is that what i'm going to take more drastic action because clearly you're paying no attention to me you are treating us like a third world country as far as pilot politics are concerned i'm sorry. and so they've acted in this extremely aggressive and dramatic way which is precipitated this crisis but i think that was the point he wanted to make is that you know you can signal us we're too big and powerful and important for you crane for you to do that mark if i go back to you i mean you can't ignore the hard realities on the ground to this economy is bust it's going to get a far worse there's a lot of debts to be paid and the price of gas is going to go up if the i.m.f. comes in there's going to be massive austerity and this is not going to get better for a very long time and who's going to pay for it is the you going to pay for certainly the u.s. doesn't want to pay for it russia was willing to help. the people who are going to
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pay for it are the people that have throughout this entire. last three months have been denied both by the western governments the western press and by the regime that has seized power are the people of the east and south ukraine which in no way shape or form is this government of this regime in kiev representative of their interests in fact it is actively doing everything it can to suppress their peaceful political protests now in the east and south and the east is by far the most economically productive area of the ukraine it produces the vast majority of the ukraine's exports it controls nearly all of its industry and any. i.m.f. deal which is instituted through the association agreement and the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement which this supposedly interim government led by
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a prime minister the person who calls himself the prime minister of the ukraine you know it's in europe has already indicated that despite not being elected he will now institute the e.u. association agreement conveniently after this regime change this radical neo liberal shock therapy will devastate the economy of the east in the south and the people there will be unemployed in massive numbers the ukrainian press has already reported that pensions in the country are about to be cut by at least in the porch occupied areas of the country are about to be cut by fifty percent we will we will see gas prices rise we will see a devaluation of the. there will be absolute economic chaos it will be like the one nine hundred ninety s. in russia on steroids and it is the e.u.
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this. ports regime. that will be forcing this and the people of the east and the south the ones who are denied and are actually being repressed by kiev appointed oligarchs right now who will be forced to pay the price you know patrick i think it's very interesting to me is that this is a completely artificial crisis that's been created here it's completely artificial . yes and clearly there's a schedule there's a timeline to be met on the part of western interest i mean the victoria nuland said it herself in the speech before christmas she said that we need to make the ukraine better environment for for for much needed foreign investment in order to open up the sale of its state assets to foreign corporations and private foreign private banks that is essentially what the e.u. is it's a debtors union and this crisis is only serving to open the door for transnational
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corporate interests to come in and basically buy up everything for essentially pennies on the dollar and then saddle down the ukraine with debt that is not being articulated to the ukrainian people i am sure by the current sitting government right now it's an absolute it's going to be a fire sale it's going to put the country in debt for the next thirty to forty to fifty years and totally depend in owned by foreign corporations that's what the e.u. is attempting to do this is what u.s. interests are attempting to do on the energy side and that is not being told to the people in a fortunately the media is very naive about this point you know ben it seems to me that in depending on how this thing plays out in the crimea we're going to see just a repeat of all of this again because with the austerity we're going to have to see them i don on fire again and maybe by that point in time the east and south will say we just don't want anything to do with what you people are doing in kiev because it was tough before now it's turning into an absolute catastrophe. it's
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a case of you could have a cat for the what you wish for the foot of a mox point that you know the i.m.f. are going to come in but in addition to austerity you know you have all the additional costs that ignoring russia bring with its i mean the first thing is this crisis has now become a lot more expensive i mean the russian sale that was cut into seven came with a fifteen billion dollars bad up package of which they've already received. to three billion dollars and that was probably enough to get ukraine through this year into next year however because of the dislocation because of the collapsing retail been held in the economy up because of the problems in industry the press steel prices in particular suddenly the bill has gone from fifteen billion to thirty five billion so the government says it's a bit less and on top of that evil also going to have to pay the gas problem gas bill is going to go back from the two hundred special price that was negotiated in
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december to four hundred that adds another seven billion dollars a year to put this into context the entire country has a total of fifteen billion dollars in our reserves and that's not even enough to support the national currency as it is someone is going to have to come up with a hell of a lot of money very quickly to stop the green a collapsing to stop the banking sectors collapse to stop an economic collapse and given all of that who's going to pay for this at the end of the day is going to be the ukrainian people they may be given some debt by the i.m.f. but at the end of the day the people are going to have to pay it's going to mean higher tax burdens it's going to mean lower pensions lower wages no investment and i think it's very likely that when people actually start to feel the economic pain of this you do which is a lot more expensive than the russian deal that we're going to see demonstrations and not just from the east in the southeast the you know the pro russian side but from the minds of people as well we always end on a very depressing when we're discussing this topic here many thanks and i go to moscow and in london and thanks to our viewers for watching us here darkie see you
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with ongoing defiance in the south of ukraine against the self imposed in the capital. defense forces in crimea are being continually. energy hungry. threatening to. close to collapse. also. facing execution coming out. could see is application for asylum rejected supporters say he's a victim of politics. and hunger come out to condemn the spread of the u.k. . technique neighborhoods and even earthquakes.
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weeks opening the headlines live. on. the entire news team here thank you for joining us the east and south of ukraine is seeing a persistent rising against the post revolution or thora he's in the capital the kiev has appointed to govern some of the richest regions of the country say everything is fine and that is being dealt with but footage from the streets suggests otherwise coming away now one of the most recent. nearly permanent in the city of donetsk thousands of people protested against self appointed government demanding the release of the people elected by the crowds. for suggesting a referendum on the region's status also in the city of
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a three thousand strong crowd. local administrative building and raised a russian flag over it a people's governor was elected there as well also in. an anti fascist march denounced the far right groups coming to power in kiev. but all of this comes amid reports of troops from the west of ukraine moving towards the south eastern regions in particular that of crimea the peninsula is on high alert in self defense forces constantly being bolstered bolstered of soldiers of the ukrainian army that are stationed there swearing to protect the region. i hereby pledge my allegiance to the people of crimea these people have undergone thorough background checks and are taking official val's they will be the only ones allowed to carry weapons unless there is an emergency situation any soldiers who don't want to be part of the self-defense squads will still keep their military salaries and benefits according
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to crimea's prime minister and are also free to leave the region if they want to with the serviceman or only part of the force that stands guard over the area as artie's reports. guys clean your own mess in your own cities clean the mess in your old townships where you live you have no business in crimea this is the headquarters of the volunteers of the self defense squads around the clock leonid dispatches patrols to protect the peninsula there's no way in or out of crimea without him or his men knowing about it if you want peace you get ready for war. it's a pro russian rallies like this that the volunteers are welcome and there are rumors of some three hundred made on profiteers in the city concern is that they might try to cause trouble the self-defense units are made up of former combat soldiers ordinary civilians wanting to protect their families all of volunteers all
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come from crimea to try to protect my client and me or from any danger from my neck serious interests we're just concerned citizens and i call those police officers or public safety officers or deputy sheriffs you re as one of the oldest who signed up a seventy year old pensioner should be spending his twilight years relaxing but instead he's out here on the street working twelve hour shifts we follow him home where his eyes well up he's embarrassed for us to see him cry but there are tired construction worker is terrified everything he's devoted the last forty five years of his life working towards could be destroyed worse than for me or for the kids i'm a patriot of my homeland and i can't stay away from it i must see it all feel a little i must be there i'm doing it completely voluntarily around five thousand people have signed up swearing allegiance to the people of crimea the numbers are
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swelling back at headquarters nearly tells me another car has been stopped trying to into crimea with hidden weapons for the people of crimea things are now heating up but leonid says they are just going to stand by and do nothing policy r.t. some for opel. in today's edition of crosstalk odds he's paid to live ellen his guests are scouting the economic consequences of the coup in ukraine for now a quick preview of what's coming your way later today people who are going to pay for it are the people that have throughout this entire. last three months have been denied both by the western governments the western press and by the regime that has seized power are the people of the east and south ukraine which in no way shape or form is this government this regime in kiev representative of their interests in fact it is actively doing everything it can to suppress their peaceful political
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protests now in the east and south of the comments on the press and the lack of reported seeing as a journalist i'm actually for the show at the end of the reporting in so much as the traditional objectivity to sources has gone out of the window and like always with russia seems to have a special place in this in this. they get very emotional and everyone's affectively shouting at each other and there's a lot of serious points debates that need to be cleared up in this whole divide before we can actually gets was any kind of exit from the crisis. yeah in the meantime are a number of russian journalists heading for ukraine to cover protests so they were blocked from entering and it's not just the media a lot of russian citizens are finding it tricky to get into the country ukraine's border service says over three thousand people were prevented from crossing the border in recent days and those people are dubbed as on wanted now the u.s. has threatened russia with sanctions over what washington sees as threats towards
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ukraine's sovereignty it's already implemented visa bans and asset freezes for those russians it deems to have been involved now after barack obama ordered the sanctions the e.u. said it could follow suit if there is reason is reason to believe that her european nations may be rather reluctant to follow through on that promise the e.u. is hoping to gain leverage with these sanctions but what do they stand to lose we're talking around nineteen million russian tourists poor and billions of dollars in the e.u. coffers every single year and sanctions could put an end to that cash pipeline and speaking of pipelines russia pumps natural gas to europe which accounts well for nearly a third of the e.u.'s supplies and russia is also a very lucrative market for european car manufacturers the there's the most eighty's there and paris struck a one point six billion dollar defense deal with moscow and twenty eleven that also the french warships heading to russia and the russians themselves are a major cash cow for britain paying hundreds of millions in luxury taxes every
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single year geo political analyst patrick henningsen you give us more reasons why sanctions would be counterproductive. the e.u. has no leverage whatsoever with russia europe is buying gas from russia and europe is paying for that in euro's those euros come back to europe via russia to buy goods and services in europe so germany is a great beneficiary of this so in terms of any sanctions from the e.u. there's no chance whatsoever it's all bark and no bite you know as far as washington goes if there if they do impose sanctions it's huge ramifications here for for progress that's made been made globally in the last century and that's the restart of the start treaty in two thousand and ten that's certainly in jeopardy it's regressive it's got no benefits really for today's society the world's moved ahead and seems washington is very keen to drag it back into the past and troubles
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down and with public dissent and the potential breakup of its territory as looming bankruptcy to consider as well ukraine is desperately. to get massive learns it is on meeting a question of explains the clock is ticking and time is almost up. turn apart by turmel ukraine is balancing on the verge of default the country's finance ministry says bankruptcy is the looming asim eating it needs as much as thirty five billion dollars an age by the end of two thousand and fifteen and it's for dad is round one hundred forty billion while that's nearly eighty percent of the nation's g.d.p. kits gas debt to russia is estimated at almost two billion dollars for last year's and this year's gas deliveries so far without cash may no longer be able to keep its energy industry going putting gas contracts with europe in danger now here is
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how it works a quarter of you are gas comes from russia ukraine and after numerous warnings russia says it will no longer offer ukraine discounted gas prices starting this april so what if you create fails to deliver on its gas transit deals well we've been there before back in two thousand and six the pipes were turned off when ukraine did not pay in its gas obligations to russia leaving half of you were up and the cooled the winter of two thousand eight and two thousand nine brought and other freezing cold following the same reason than gas supplies were hold it again just as demand was at its peak seeking to ensure unhindered gas supplies russia watched alternative gas transit routes to europe well that's north stream operating since two thousand and twelve connects the and russia via the baltic sea and the south stream that is planned to be launched by the end of twenty fifteen both of
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them were planned to bypass you queen which moscow has decided is a. partner and in its current state and other gas dispute could push off into the financial abyss. and post-coup government is hoping aid packages coupled together biased western backers will save its economy but the numbers just don't add up that's according to the european asset manager erich krauss. something like eleven billion over seven years which mostly comes to one hundred million in the united states is also something like one billion which is less than what ukraine currently. is already consumed so it's a bit of joke this is not going to allow them to survive so the fault is only a matter of. fact unfortunately the american sudden to. this issue in ukraine has made. well website running and i'll buy out
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good to have you with us here on r.t. international today he could be executed at home has already received death threats and is pinning his hopes on the u.s. giving him shelter but an openly gay saudi diplomat who are seeking asylum has been left in legal limbo and some believe it's for political reasons. nature can invest . in saudi arabia being gay could be punished by their public lashings or jail time that's the law four years ago the employees of the saudi consulate in los angel is found out that their colleague. siri is gay saudi arabia has stripped
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syria of his diplomatic passport and insisted that he could back to his homeland as syria turn to the u.s. government for silence and you would think washington that claims to be vigorously defending gay rights around the globe would at the blink of an eye help gay saudi mandela void guaranteed persecution but up to this day a serious status has been up in the air and i'm joined by his friend ali thank you so much for coming thank you and having a diplomat himself is not willing to speak publicly at the moment mr siri says that if he goes back to his country he could be killed in broad daylight as he said why do you think is he was stalling with his asylum for the united states is experiencing a phenomenon where it is willing to violate its own domestic laws to please the saudi monarchy and this is what the obama administration is doing and ordering the
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same. principles that they are advocating a broad in their country by denying was to the city. and trying to deport activity forty years after he sought asylum they did obama administration has proved that it does not care about gay rights more more than so it cares for the feeling and says to fifty's of the solid you want to thank you thank you well on top of being gay this man is also openly criticizing his country's quote unquote backwardness as well as the role of what he called militant evolves in saudi society and yet saudi arabia is one of america's best friends in the middle east and it is on the likely next time president obama warmly greets its ruler that they will sit down to discuss the little treatment of people like syria in saudi arabia in washington i'm going to take. there are lots of stories still to come here on r.t. international including when the exploding ball moves are part of a daily routine. spike in iraq just ahead of parliamentary elections set for next
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month after the latest suicide attack forty eight people were killed we ask an expert where the blame lies and just a few minutes. from now what's believed to be the largest anti fracking rally ever held in the u.k. has been staged in manchester protesters insist the drilling method pollutes their neighborhoods and causes earthquakes they say they shouldn't have to rebuild their homes just because of the issues of corporate greed so if the ports from the event in question. well the sun's been signing here in manchester but there's one development that the people taking to the street they don't like and that the british government was including shale gas exploration just a few miles away from where sunday's protests took place. and there is always the right place say what is fracking hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the
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controversial technique for recovering gas an oil from shale rock shale gas production is already well underway in the u.s. but stories about water contamination and earth tremors as a result of fracking have led to growing concern in the u.k. the government to try to win support for the expansion of the controversial process by saying it could bring seventy four thousand jobs and more than three billion pounds of investment to the country but not everyone's convinced. i don't feel like there's enough. to say washington is god and i don't think there's enough evidence to say. this fact is taking place right right here six miles a day so you can watch the residential area here in states where we've already seen a very very strong evidence because he's removed points the reality is though with the government firmly behind the industry expert she drilling in the u.k.
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will be pushing ahead with this year french energy giant take tile announced plans to invest in to export she wells in the u.k. despite there being a moratorium on fracking in the country but the actual amount of extractable shale reserves in the u.k. is as yet still unknown public sentiment to over the issue is difficult to gauge a recent poll commissioned by the university of nottingham suggested public support for fracking has been decreasing this is being done by budget and see for a while. they did take place in the u.k. so far and certainly hundreds of people actually have taken to the streets to join in the rally and as more exploratory drilling begins to take place in the way you could see this until now relatively small anti fracking movement begin to find a louder voice surface r.t. reporting from manchester. now from one ad to one line we have plenty more stories
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for you at all dot com right now including polls about duty israeli teenagers send a letter to the prime minister refusing to serve in the army ranks because they regard the west bank settlements as a violation of human rights. plus no food to nuclear. to the streets of tokyo almost three years since the fukushima disaster they had a modeling the government put an end to atomic energy. i'm depressed rather. than risk. history this new leaf. she showed that she could unite people with all.
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let alone. know what we had a very trusting relationship is a chief but a chief one of this kind who communicates who wants to know the truth. and i could not imagine that the president could communicate like this before i became a president and after like a brother like a father. you seem to believe i'm sure that it's at this moment i got struck by lightning. that there are many leaders of the revolutionary. invariant that can continue this process. world wide investigation the fishing industry reveals the hidden in troubled waters
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of fish fun to be on the me because. i saw it spread all over norway is the most toxic food you have in the whole world growing profit defeats officials inquiry furthermore health restrictions. i don't. really know what's inside the. fish. on our teeth. listen esteem. it puts everything in it's. letting go of those identities for me isn't. part of it is protecting it's somebody they would make a brother to and then if they really knew your story. thank you.
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mean for crazy her. hands next to me in my name is jim what's her name my name is geoffrey. thanks for joining us here in our international moments away from the world update for now though the latest suicide bombing in iraq it's left more than forty people dead well over one hundred injured explosives hidden in a truck went off at a checkpoint in the city of hell and this was during morning rush hour and surgeons
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are attempting to further destabilize the country ahead of upcoming elections and independent filmmaker chandan he says the west's proxies in the gulf monarchies they're the ones to blame. on the one hand i'm really kind of well if you go needs the whole lot where the training to really counts of that work force which they're facing the same time who is giving succor who is giving oxygen to that world it's really is the regime is based in london and washington and our strew is a proxy it's in the gulf will it said that and saudi arabia are at war the first time he uses language he said they are at war with iraq through the through the wards so really with maliki government is in a terrible situation particularly the people of iraq all or traumatic situation let's get some other global headlines for you here on r.t. international a multinational rescue team has intensified the search for a missing malaysia airlines plane the chief investigated dismissing reports that
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had been found in the sea near vietnam investigation into what happened is also focusing on two passengers who boarded using stolen passports contact was lost with the jet two days ago when it disappeared from radar while on its way from kuala lumpur to beijing it was carrying two hundred thirty nine people. and syrian rebels and released a group of about a dozen nuns held captive since december as part of a prisoner exchange deal they were kidnapped following an attack on a christian town north of damascus syria's christian minority is frequently targeted by extremists. and two separate attacks in afghanistan's helmand province over the weekend killed and eleven people one blast from an improvised explosive device blew up a civilian a car carrying members of the same family including two children although driven back by american twenty ten the taliban have slowly returned to helmand locals
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claim eighty percent if not nearly eighty percent of the province is again under taliban control. thousands of orthodox jews have held protests in. new york city over israel's proposal to force strictly religious people to serve in the country's army students of religious schools in israel are not obliged to serve in the military but a proposed draft law would make army service compulsory for all regardless of their beliefs. are coming up after the break on r.t. international we take a deeper look at the legacy of venezuela's late leader chavez this in a documentary directed by all of us live from moscow its audience and.
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the evils of inflation and private central banks don't just affect the usa alone recently the russian ruble has gone from around thirty roubles to the dollar to thirty five yikes people in the russian media are now debating whether to go dollars or euros but the thing they forget is that all this paper money one way or another is doomed by inflation so if you have a few thousand dollars or rubles that what should you do with it many people say that gold is the way to go because it has retained value for thousands of years but land has also been in big demand since the dawn of time and paper money inflates into nothing a nice big chunk of the earth's surface is always worth something according to the washington post to twenty eleven the u.s. so security system is forty five billion in negative cash flow so maybe it's time to invest in having some children because for most of human history your retirement package was your kids so security might not cut it for my generation and last but not least you can still buy in so guns from the eight hundred for cash what other
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things in your house were taking that much value in over one hundred years so maybe if you are one of the mega rich guys playing currency games you can fight inflation but for the rest of us gold land kids and samuel colt are probably the safest financial options but that's just my opinion. well paul told me my language is all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports and let you know for instance the no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say it's six am a car is on the docket no god. no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you have to punch be ready for a battle freedom of speech and little down to freedom to question.
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you know you know i would like to take you to a hill which is right here in front of us. from a small a small one this way but i can't i'm not sure if you need any lights up here and i . want to see. what's in. the bin you know. some. time you're leaving tomorrow. morning so. we're no early birds. i don't get up early there.
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i prefer working before sunrise and i'm much more productive at night i'm a night like vampires i don't sleep. it's quiet like a fire. on. my last day of shooting south of the border in two thousand and two gold chavez wanted to show me something that held a deep personal meaning for him. which is that you can you see that stretch over there right in front over the dark hill those are some old barracks. over a one hundred years old. that was the command center of the rebellion the months of order would be. those that were there and we came for america
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a nearby city about an hour's drive from here. they were. take in the palace most of it i mean the rebel troops are in caracas. just i was with the paratroopers here you know we all occupied the barracks. look at that why am i telling you this. because earlier you were asking me about my strength where it comes from it comes from awareness i'm aware of why i'm here i come from here or just like once in where but at that why i'm here. on. a in caracas i don't control the government i live for the country and everyone else takes the responsibility of the bolivian military movement. i could have died there for us some of my soldiers died there own there are but the people and.
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my commitment i carry their deaths there and it's part of my commitment that's why i have to say about it and what about the men on the phone or on the set of. friends brothers. at the time i was unable to express my deeper feelings to you that i felt like he'd taken me into his confidence and offered me a bomb. one which exists between soldiers throughout history. it was a soldier's oath to go to the end of whichever journey we began. that moment has always stayed with me. and i did not know that you ghost and was near that he'd be infected with a brutal and aggressive cancer in two thousand and eleven and that by early two
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thousand and thirteen he did. this film as mine a way of responding to him. saying goodbye soldier friends. you call me commander so i command. you call me your commander so i command you to charge forward. ever onward to victory. may two thousand time and return to latin america from the commune of self. oh you're wearing a tie what is my gentleman. and you're almost done how are you welcome welcome hey
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how are you my love susie how are you. with the tools. to be more active we saw you did you know. we have more screen time. still it is a great great ten years you're going to. reach the big book of the american people know nothing about this american know nothing belief biofilms like these contribute to raise awareness of the existence of a different world and i think this is necessary here in latin america we're bringing in a new world to life the new era let's go watch the film. one
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to emerge to see as a documentary film made with passion. the passion this man and his film crew put in . to it. he traveled all across south america the caribbean from cuba all the way to one of cyrus and so it turns out that here to south on the border a real revolution is taking place here main revolution a revolution of love and joy and hope. well come to venezuela. thank you thank.
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you but we can. say yes of course they do how could i forget this movie star say oh yes he is. make himself make up make up in the morning no no but he still looked neat well dressed oh. of course yes. yes just a normal person would be ready he woke up at six o'clock and say when would he be ready to work just seven thirty eight o'clock we have a breakfast coffee. as all venezuelan plainsman first thing in the morning you wake up and you have some coffee i want to thank you how much coffee drink i never keep count but i guess. twenty thirty forty thirty maybe although it depends on how busy the day was chavez was a coffee lover as all plainsman that was mostly decaf. my
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impression from having met him a few jobs was that he was. drinking way too much coffee and not sleeping and sometimes. it was decaf coffee the whole time at least it's what the doctor told him you know it's been from time to time he had regular coffee in the street but once we made a stop on the road near a very poor house where a woman lived he said i can smell coffee she didn't let him in the house so we sat there talking to other neighbors with then the woman came out with the coffee he tasted it and said this is not your coffee. woman answered. one of your body guards replaced my coffee with this one. so hugo interview her house and served her coffee himself. for the war. will
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be. very with. such a big deal about it if you drink it. all i did yesterday i drink a lot of coffee but i sweat heavily this is the first one the seamy. thirty forty. what it. is like water try it is like water. right. order. more watered down coffee that's where your energy going from you're going to be possible. but i was one of when i was a boy i just thought of it was i lack thing was that my question i my english lessons one of them one no one on the set said.
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do you want a cup of coffee. good morning this is my we were talking to the aides of go there he was saying the first thing in the morning he'd wake up and he'd find out right away what the butt price of oil was and then the notes in the morning in the evening those have as his a red rockefeller he says can't be. easy he's a he's a smart and clearly this is man you know and when i went to go but it's not a good comparison and he was very clear in dealing with the main missions of the country. every single day we talked about oil i mean but not only about its price but don't. we talked about oil and he's a tremendous person who could manage the crucial elements of our oil policy and make it popular it is the power of chavez was in his words many people
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think that his strength resided in the tanks in the troops but it was in the words the word. the people of venezuela have to be alert and demand now radical changes where in an irreversible crisis and we are approaching historical events there will mark the birth of a new era but as well of the new country. as you know so you know if i had to name the person who educated us the first one responsible for education would be rosy and as the saying goes that would the good one is an old photograph that we recovered from an identity card. in the us she was less than seventy she died relatively young the problem because of so much hard work our award at work.
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somebody thing the europeans were so pro my down and so supportive of all those people who actually stood out there and some of them paid for it by their lights well i mean i think i think you're hitting this is always the disconnect with europe i mean it's i deal with it all the time and it's incredibly frustrating it's a bit like the wizard of oz you hear this wonderfully booming voice filling the cathedral you find out the wizards about a foot after all. the problem with europe in general is that it over promises. terrible fake and very hard to take up. once again on here there's a cloud law that we never had sex with the perfect hair looks. cool and macho.
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image. which was. the first. place. to plug a pickle. i was in the steam first. it puts everything in bounds. letting go of those identities for me is important. part of it is protecting it's somebody they would make a brother to the dentist they really knew your story. they'd kill you.
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there's an eva for crazy her. an honest nice to meet you my name is june what's your name my name is geoffrey. henri. choose your language. of choice make it with zero if they feel some. choose to use the consensus you can. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that entire life choose be access to your office or.
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since we were children our grandmother rosa inez instilled in us the values of solidarity of sharing with neighbors of humanism that synthesizes the principles of the revolutionary struggle for socialism. and of course our parents who were school teachers have always taught us to love reading and studying that way and that was the atmosphere we were educated in early. saying it's ambient in the form of every time we traveled somewhere the president took almost an entire library with him thirty to forty books that he had the opportunity to read during
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the journey no matter how short the journey was he was always reading. all the time that i worked close to him it seemed that he was always improvising. but his improvisations were always planned that he was planning studying everything before hand but what i mean i did that demo came here yesterday. and it smells of sulfur still today. hello how are you welcome to welcome to the academy of the good of you to
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a man come in here at home. is this correctly made you know you have approximately thirty seconds you've got a lot to me this one is a flip. i mean if i have a choice. always and it always needs to be tucked in they can't go out the door looking small you look at social business. over the water your life is in the locker. where you go to seventy year old with the foolish if you hear a lot of local and you know it's into the can buy and getting it wasn't on the scene took a. walk before who was
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a very profound military spirit of she adored wearing his paratrooper uniform his beret you know how kind of she deeply loved the armed forces remarkably the worst images of dictatorship representing military people that go against their citizens . that's why there were so many prejudices regarding. people link the army with let's say tyranny you know i mean. you i think recovered the tradition of an army committed to the people. proved that he could unite the people with the armed forces. of the present. always send somebody for me and i was always hiding because if he stopped a soldier he would be standing and talking to him for thirty forty minutes they get would feel embarrassed when
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a great idea to trim the kid in me when he was the commander of a grade group when i lifted my head he saw me. he told me to come closer and start talking to me she said you have to be very proud of being the first planes woman to graduate from a military academy yet me and i am going to follow your career very closely and. he promoted programs for women in every field he said he was a feminist in all areas he gave women place. yes i'm a feminist i think that male chauvinism and men myself i was a male chauvinist i think that women are necessary to save this world capitalism is male chauvinism wars are male chauvinist it is the ruling of the march over the
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world i think we need the spirit of women. i am going to talk to you as a son talks about his father when i think of commander. i don't think of him as our leader or a supreme commander i'm going to talk to you as his son. it is not easy to find in life a father that influences you and guides you he was for me a second father. a revolutionary embrace to fidel here is writing down notes very disciplined fidel is very disciplined he was in a hurry because of the time i think he is the most punctual president of every aisle and president's number two hundred thirty one you know i don't want to ruin your program it is yours and is of cuba it is of all of us and cuba is yours and belongs to everybody and i could not understand that
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a president could treat me like that before being a president and after being a president as a brother as a father when i came to power and visited venezuela as an elected president they came to meet me at the airport not only with a tribute in homage red carpet gunfire salutes cetera and i was so tired and i remember well the moment of the military honors you told me evo throw your weight around sure that i was there or bending down in significant cowardly scared i remember that i will never forget it when he told me to throw my weight around my not thinking imagine that you see the president the commander of a revolution every day from when he gets up until he goes to bed you are the person who gets up with him you are the person that if it midnight something happens outside you pick up the phone and wake him and tell him commander something is just
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happened in the end you love him as a father i deeply loved chavez as a teacher as a president but most wonderfully of all of her as a friend. but all. of that and i will never be tired. to being childless because chavez allows me as the poet says to vindicate myself with life because i am you will cabinets and i will be childless being president or not. but i will never be tired of being what i am i thinking what i think and i think every day. i am more childless so every day i am getting more strength
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for myself but that was much criticism that he was the center of dynamic peace but that his government was weak his ministers were ill informed that they were not the management of the new economy was not working there was a lot of criticism that he was autodidactic that he was trying to study economics and so trying to run the government through a personality when they just went when they realized that they couldn't defeat hugo chavez politically or morally they developed a strategy to undermine his support and they accused him of being unable to corrupt and said that the revolution depended only on the commander chavis. ok but. it has always been like that i'm already used to this life since the fourth of february one thousand nine hundred two there my life changed i became a public figure and then started my struggle mosquitoes poison darts but that does
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not affect me anymore it does not affect me in my mood what could affect me in relation in politics somehow that could affect in what people think about me. some people good and thinking that i am a tyrant wakened an evil but even that also does not bother me it bothers me what the majority think of me above all the poor people because as marty said my life and my decision a is for the poor the poor of the earth. i will never be tired of being what i am or. the day i will be more childless. in two thousand and two i was the feis president of the republic and our duty was to deliver to president chavez the presidency of the republic that the nation was returning to him as well as the armed forces in a strange fusion that never had happened here before the nation and the united
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armed forces demanded their president a president elected by the people in free elections there was an intense period which lasted approximately forty seven hours but finally he had the opportunity to lead the revolution and the. nation came to this palace never to leave and this has been demonstrated to. this and he democratically elected if he continues to be popular he's welcome to it as in europe. countries in the world there are no term limits and there has been voted by the people who are constitutional we get to a bigger point. instead of. criticism. seems to be a sports positive changes that have happened. all. these things poverty in venezuela that existed before seven. years.
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states think. writing about all these collaborators who work with. these rich people who read control and who control the resources and it's time for you. in this continent. what you need is an inclusive government that brings in people from southern and eastern ukraine if you want to have this confederal outcome you don't start abolishing russian as another language as your first act and this aided and abetted everything that went after this poor there was a fire already and this put gasoline on the fire there's no doubt about it. right investigation the fishing industry reveals the hidden in troubled waters of fish fun. to me because. i spread all over norway is
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the most toxic food you have and who will bring profit defeats officials inquiry furthermore health restrictions. i don't. really know what's inside the. fish.
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with ongoing defiance in the. ukraine. and the capital. defense forces in crimea being continually bolstered by soldiers swearing allegiance to the region. plus months of unpaid bills. threatening to me already on the brink. also. facing execution coming out. could see its application for asylum rejected his supporters say he's a victim of politics. and hundreds. of. technique will. cause earthquakes.
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joining us here in our international. headlines for this hour the east and south of ukraine persistent protests against the post revolution in the capital of people have been are rallying on a daily basis and there are growing calls for the regions to fight for more autonomy. in eastern ukraine now joins us. live here on r.t. international peter good to see you today it looks like there are some security forces in the background behind you what's the latest where you are now. the situation here in donetsk right now is that yes there are riot police just behind me they were they doing is they're keeping a constant cordon around the local government building here in the region now that
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softer the governor of the area that was appointed by kiev the oligarch some would call it just the tide had said that no demonstrations were allowed to take place in front of this building we have though seen large crowds folks here is. it done yet still so even though guns. in on the streets of those cities demonstrating against the government that have put themselves into power in kiev now you speak to anybody on the streets here at the moment and at all tell you that ten not happy with how that government is currently ruling the country they're not happy at what they see as the the putting in place of oligarchs into key positions of power i mentioned mr truth he isn't the only one indeed a patrol of skoal so as well the third richest man in ukraine is being put in place as the governor. of these all things that is causing deep concern here and this is
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a very important part of the country it's the one of the biggest economic centers it's one of the biggest industrial centers so people are very concerned about what's being done in kiev and how will affect them here and what they need to do about that in the future but the situation is that yeah we are seeing demonstrations against the interim government that have been put in place in a key have and swelled some of those demonstrations people are very upset about what they're seeing are not international. it are all over the live in donetsk ukraine thanks very much for that thank you. for a while all of this comes amid surfacing reports of troops from the west of ukraine moving towards the south eastern regions as a result crimea is on a high state of alert and its self-defense forces are constantly being bolstered by ukrainian soldiers swearing their allegiance to the regions or thora he is instead
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of those in kiev. i hereby pledge my allegiance to the people of crimea these people have undergone background checks and are taking official val's they will be the only ones allowed to carry weapons unless there is an emergency situation and he soldiers who don't want to be part of the self-defense squads will still keep their military salaries and benefits that's according to crimea as prime minister and are also free to leave the region if they want to but the servicemen are only one part of the force that stands guard over the area. reports. guys clean your own mess in your own cities clean the mess in your own townships where you live you have no business in crimea this is the headquarters of the volunteers of the self-defense squads around the clock leonid dispatches patrols to protect the peninsula there's no way in or out of crimea without him or his men knowing about it if you want peace you get ready for war.
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it's a pro russian rallies like this that the volunteers are welcome and there are rumors of some three hundred made on profiteers in the city concern is that they might try to cause trouble the self defense units are made up of former combat soldiers ordinary civilians wanting to protect their families all of volunteers all come from crimea to try to protect my guns and me after all many a danger from my neck serious interests were just concerned citizens and i call those police officers or public safety officers all deputy sheriff you really is one of the oldest who signed up a seventy year old pensioner should be spending his twilight years relaxing but instead he's out here on the street working twelve hour shifts we follow him home with his eyes well up he's embarrassed for us to see him cry but the retired construction worker is terrified everything he's devoted the last forty five years of his life working towards could be destroyed worse than for me or for the kids
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i'm a patriot of my homeland and i can't stay away from it i must see it all feel a little i must be there i'm doing it completely voluntarily around five thousand people have signed up swearing allegiance to the people of crimea the numbers are swelling back at headquarters leonid tells me another car has been stopped trying to into crimea with hidden weapons for the people of crimea things are now heating up but leonid says they are just going to stand by and do nothing policy r.t. some for opel. well in today's edition of crosstalk ati's people of elements guests are discussing the economic consequences of the coup in ukraine is coming your way throughout the day though for now a quick preview. people who are going to pay for it are the people that have throughout this entire. last three months have been denied both by the western governments the western press and by the regime that has seized power are the
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people of the east and south ukraine which in no way shape or form is this government this regime in kiev representative of their interests in fact it is actively doing everything it can to suppress their peaceful political protests now in the east and south of the comments on the press and the lack of reported seeing as a journalist i'm actually for the shops at the end of the reporting in some of the traditional objectivity to sources has gone out of the window and like always with russia seems to have a special place in this in this. they get very emotional and everyone's affectively shouting at each other and there's a lot of serious points debates that need to be cleared up in this whole divide before we can actually gets who has any kind of exit from the crisis meanwhile the number of russian journalists heading for ukraine to cover protests were blocked
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from entering and it's not just the media a lot of russian citizens are finding it tricky to get into the country or ukraine's border service says over three thousand people were prevented from crossing the border in recent days and those people were dubbed as unwanted. now in the meantime the u.s. has threatened russia with sanctions over what washington sees as threats towards ukraine's sovereignty it's already implemented visa bans and asset freezes for those russians it deems have been involved after brock obama ordered the sanctions the e.u. said that it would follow suit but there is reason to believe that european nations may be rather reluctant to follow through on that promise and the e.u. is hoping to gain leverage with these sanctions but what do they stand to lose around nineteen million russian tourists poor in billions of dollars every year into e.u. coffers and sanctions would put an end to that cash pipeline and speaking of pipelines russia pumps natural gas to europe which accounts for nearly a third of the e.u.'s supplies and russia is also
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a very lucrative market for european car manufacturers as well there's the big mistake and the piracy itself striking a one point six billion dollar defense deal with moscow that will see french warships being sent to russia and russians are a major cash cow for britain as well paying hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury taxes every year and geo political analyst patrick heading soon he gave us more reasons why sanctions would be counterproductive. the e.u. has no leverage whatsoever with russia europe is buying gas from russia and europe is paying for that in euro's those euros come back to europe via russia to buy goods and services in europe so germany is a great beneficiary of this so in terms of any sanctions from the e.u. there's no chance whatsoever it's all bark and no bite you know as far as washington goes if they're if they do impose sanctions it's huge ramifications here
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for for progress that's made been made globally in the last century and that's the restart of the start treaty in two thousand and ten that's certainly in jeopardy it's regressive it's got no benefits really for today's society the world's moved ahead and seems washington is very keen to drag it back into the past and troubles down and with the public dissent and the potential break up of his territory and that's looming bankruptcy to consider as well ukraine is just desperately walking to secure but it's medina cauldron of explains the clock is ticking and times almost up. turn imparted by turmoil ukraine as balancing on the verge of default the country's finance ministry says bankruptcy is looming asim eating it needs as much as thirty five billion dollars an age by the end of twenty fifteen and it's for dad is round one hundred forty billion while that's nearly eighty percent of
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the nation's g.d.p. hits gas debt to russia is asked and made at almost two billion dollars for last year's and this year's gas deliveries so far without cash may no longer be able to keep its energy industry going putting gas contracts with europe in danger now here is how it works a quarter of you are gas comes from russia ukraine and after numerous warnings russia says it will no longer offer ukraine discounted gas prices starting this april so what if you create fails to deliver on its gas transit deals well we've been there before back in two thousand and six the pipes were turned off when ukraine did not pay in its gas obligations to russia leaving half of you were up and the cooled their winter of two thousand and eight and two thousand and nine brought and other freezing cold following the same reason than gas supplies were hold it again just as demand was at its peak seeking to ensure an injury to gas
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supplies russia watched alternative gas transit routes to europe well that's north stream operating since two thousand and twelve connects the e.u. and russia via the baltic sea and that south stream that is planned to be launched by the end of twenty fifteen both of them were planned to bypass ukraine which moscow has decided isn't reliable partner and in its current state and other gas dispute could push off into the financial abyss. post-coup government is hoping that aid packages cobbled together by his west and backers will save its economy but the numbers don't add up according to european asset manager. if europeans offered something like eleven billion over seven years which comes to one hundred million a month the united states is something like one billion which is less than what ukraine currently owes for gas it has already consumed so it's a bit of
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a joke this is not going to allow them to survive so eighty fold is only a matter of time we have offered by mr coote and rescue package unfortunately the american son did. this issue in ukraine has made it into a. running an hour by hour timeline of the ukrainian crisis and. you can find it on the front page and it's constantly updated with the very latest from the crisis stricken country. please. please.
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i don't there's no more. nato. say sorry. my thanks for joining us for an all too international one will reach soon shy he
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could be executed at home has already received death threats and is pinning his hopes on the u.s. giving him shelter but an openly gay solid diplomat who are seeking asylum has been left in legal limbo and some believe for political reasons guy nature can investigate. if saudi arabia being gay could be punished by their public lashings or jail time that's the law four years ago the employees of the saudi consulate in los angel is found out that their colleague ali ahmed of siri is gay saudi arabia has stripped syria of his diplomatic passport and insisted that he could back to his homeland syria turned to the u.s. government for silence and you would think washington that claims to be vigorously defending gay rights around the globe would at the blink of an eye help those gay saudi men to avoid guaranteed persecution but up to this day a serious status has been up in the air and i'm joined by his friend ali ahmed
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thank you so much for coming thank you and having a diplomat himself is not willing to speak publicly at the moment mr assyrian says that if he goes back to his country he could be killed in broad daylight as he said why do you think is he was stalling with his asylum for the united states is experiencing a. phenomenon where it is willing to violate its own domestic laws to please the saudi monarchy and this is what the obama administration is doing they are ignoring the same principles that they are advocating a broad in their country by denying was tenacity to asylum and trying to deport an activity forty years after he sought asylum they did obama administration has proved that it does mother very capable to get more and more then so it cares for the feeling and says to because of the saud you want to thank her thank you well on
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top of being gay this saudi man has also openly criticized his country's quote unquote backwardness as well as the role of what he called militant evolves in saudi society and yet saudi arabia is one of america's best friends in the middle east and it is unlikely next time president obama warmly greets its ruler. they will sit down to discuss the real treatment of people like i see in saudi arabia in washington state. or the are coming your way soon as is the story when exploding bombs are part of our daily routine. just ahead of parliamentary elections next month after the latest suicide attack killed forty. where the blame live starts in just a few minutes. but for now what is believed to be the largest anti fracking rally ever held in the u.k. has been staged in manchester protesters and the drilling method pollutes their
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neighborhood and even causes earthquakes they say they shouldn't have to rebuild their homes because of corporate greed so forth reports from the event. for the funds being signing here in manchester there's one development that the people are taking to the feet they don't like and that's the british government still saying clean shale gas exploration just a few miles away from where sunday's protest took place. and there is already seen fracking take place saying what is fracking hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the controversial technique for recovering gas an oil from shale rock shale gas production is already well underway in the us but stories about water contamination and. as a result of fracking have led to growing concern in the u.k. the government to try to win support for the expansion of the controversial process by saying it could bring seventy four thousand jobs and more than three billion
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pounds of investment to the country but not everyone is convinced. i don't feel like this. and to say. i don't think there's enough evidence to say. this fact is taking right place right. six miles away so you can watch the residential area here it's just you know we're already seeing a very very strong evidence because he's made quite the reality is though with the government firmly behind the industry exploratory drilling in the u.k. will be pushing ahead this year french energy giant take tell announced plans to invest into exploratory wells in the u.k. despite there being a moratorium on fracking in the country but the actual amount of extractable shale reserves in the u.k. is as yet still unknown public sentiment too over the issue is difficult to gauge a recent poll commissioned by the university of nottingham suggested public support
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for fracking has been decreasing this is being done by a budget and see for a way to take place in the u.k. it's a fine certainly hundreds of people actually can be taken to the streets to join in the rally and there's more exploratory drilling begins to take place in the u.k. you could see this until now relatively small anti fracking movement begin to find a louder voice surface r.t. reporting from manchester. i want to add one line we have plenty more stories for you right now at odds he thought call my including this one about duty israeli teenagers sent of the thoughts of the prime minister refusing to serve in the army because they were god and west bank settlements as a violation of human rights. also this one no nuclear a crowd hit the streets of tokyo almost three years since the fukushima disaster
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there demanding the government put an end to atomic energy. policies you know. a pleasure to have you with us here on our team today i'm sure. the right investigation the fishing industry reveals the hidden in troubled waters of. the pond to me because. spread all over norway is the most toxic food you have in the whole world growing profit beseech officials
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inquiry furthermore health restriction. i don't. really know what's inside the. monarchy. so money thing the europeans were so pro my down and so supportive of all those people who actually stood there and some of them paid for it by their lights well i mean i think i think you're getting this is always the disconnect with europe i mean it's i deal with it all the time and it's incredibly frustrating it's a bit like the wizard of oz you hear this wonderfully booming voice filling the cathedral you find out the wizards about a foot now after all this is a problem with europe in general is that it over promises.
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fight is all it international kate partridge here soon with the sports for now though the latest suicide bombing in iraq has killed more than forty injured well over one hundred people explosives hidden in a truck went off at a checkpoint in the city of hillah this during morning rush hour and soldiers are attempting to further destabilize the country ahead of upcoming elections an independent filmmaker chandan he says the west's proxies in the gulf monarchies those are the ones to blame on the one hand them only when you go means the whole of where the training to really counts of the deaths for force which they're facing but at the same time who is giving succor who is giving oxygen to the death squads it's really is the regime is based in london and washington and our wrists through their proxies in the gulf when they said that and saudi arabia are act was the
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first time he uses language he said they are at war with iraq through the through the death squads so really the only government is in a terrible situation particularly the people of iraq you know or or traumatic situation. on a global snapshot for you in brief or an r.t. international into the world update now a multinational rescue team has intensified the search for a missing malaysia airlines plane and the chief investigator dismissing reports that debris has been found in the sea near vietnam investigation into what happened is also focusing on two passengers who boarded using stolen passports a contact was lost with the jet two days ago when it disappeared from radar as it was on its way from kuala lumpur to beijing carrying two hundred thirty nine people . syrian rebels released a group of about a dozen nuns are held captive since december as part of a prisoner exchange deal they were kidnapped following an attack on
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a christian town north of damascus syria's christian minority is frequently a target for extremist rebels. and two separate attacks in afghanistan's helmand province over the weekend killed eleven people and one blast from an improvised explosive device blew up a civilian car carrying members of the same family including two children although driven back by the us and twenty ten the taliban have slowly returned to helmand the locals claiming almost eighty percent of the province is under taliban control once again. thousands of orthodox jews have held protests in new york city over israel's proposal to force strictly religious people to serve in the country's army students or religious schools in israel are not obliged to serve in the military but a proposed draft would make army service compulsory for all regardless of their religious beliefs. or as promised artie's kate partridge coming into the studio right now
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with the latest world of sports live from moscow. the evils of inflation and private central banks don't just affect the usa alone recently the russian ruble has gone from around thirty roubles to the dollar to thirty five yikes people in the russian media are now debating whether to go dollars or euros but the thing they forget is that all this paper money one way or another is doomed by inflation so if you have a few thousand dollars or rubles that what should you do with it many people say that gold is the way to go because it has retained value for thousands of years but land has also been big demand since the dawn of time and paper money inflates into nothing a nice big chunk of the earth's surface is always worth something according to the washington post and twenty eleven the u.s. so security system is forty five billion in negative cash flow so maybe it's time to invest in having some children because for most of human history your retirement
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package was your kids so security might not cut it for my generation and last but not least you can still buy and sell guns from the eight hundred for cash what other things in your house will retain that much value in over one hundred years so maybe if you are one of the mega rich guys playing currency games you can fight inflation but for the rest of us gold land kids and samuel cole are probably the safest financial options but that's just my opinion.
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crosstalk rules in effect got into you can jump in anytime you want. hello welcome to the r.t.s. show all the latest from the sultry twenty fourteen paralympics and the rest of the global sports with me kate partridge and here's a taste of what's to come. dynamic battle did not rally from two goals down to stunning champions four two in the moscow darby as the russian premier league resume manager down protest you dismisses that title chances. plus
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tot mom h.c. deny my moscow's two time goran cup winning coach our legs not all is said to be named the new head of the russian national ice hockey team. and winds of change after seven years preparation another spectacular opening ceremony and three days of talk sport we look at how the model of sochi is helping inspire a new era for the disabled in russia. all of football and myself good to come but first to the paralympics in sochi where michael crowd reports on three days of top winter action and the prospects for disability sport in russia. just two weeks ago russia made history by hosting the first ever winter olympics here in sochi now it's the turn of the world's best paralympians to shine at russia's maiden winter paralympics games at the black sea resort president vladimir putin got the games underway with
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a spectacular opening ceremony at the packed arena on friday the theme was breaking the ice featuring music dance special effects and of course lots of fireworks and the scenes were linked by the journey of the mythical russian firebird an immortal bird that symbolizes light and happiness and ended with a ship as a large scale russian ice breaking names mir or peace made its way across the stadium now some athletes did opt to skip the opening ceremony but that was only because their events were starting early on saturday morning and russia started very impressively winning five gold medals already four by afternoon and one in cross country ski as well as also winning seven silver medals and five bronze across the by athlone cross-country skiing and alpine skiing events now russia's wheelchair curling team also got off to
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a winning start beating china five to four only to lose by the same result against canada in the later on however of course the big news is the russian sled hockey team is here at the paralympics for the first time four years ago they didn't even have a team and now they're competing with the best they are getting along with their round robin games with korea and it's silly and will play against favorites you will see the russians have every chance of getting a podium place after surprising everyone at last year's world championships by taking place now so three days have gone by now in the twenty fourteen winter paralympic games here in sochi and fans and athletes are experiencing yet another. untasted tournament full of sporting excellence and of course they're all also involved with the turning point for russia. back in july two thousand and seven when russia won the right to host this year's winter olympic and paralympic games
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the black sea resort of sochi was effectively a greenfield site yet the lack of prior building work ultimately helped shape the end result we see today as venues and infrastructure could be built from scratch and designed to be completely barrier free helping sochi become not only a uniquely subtropical winter olympic venue but also a purpose built disabled friendly sporting city which sets a new standard for urban planners across russia what happens here then gets spread over time in legacy to the rest of russia why not it's a great idea but that's how it should be accessibility for everybody and then when you can go and do something then your mind frees up and you think hey i can i can do far more with my life i can decide a lot more about what i want to do with my life according to the ministry of health thirteen million russians live with a disability which is around nine percent of the population although medical provisions were available under the soviet union there's
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a nationwide legacy of buildings and public transport which lack lifts and step free access hindering the quality of life and opportunities for many people this is why the government launched a multi-billion dollar initiative in twenty eleven to improve health care facilities and the education system for all russians and saatchi serves as a benchmark for the future as a city and as a sporting venue. but when you have for years the problem was that if the sporty infrastructure was there there wasn't any adequate housing and if there was adequate housing there wasn't any infrastructure here in sochi everything is concentrated together which is the perfect model for future generations. sochi twenty fourteen is the biggest winter paralympics in history over the course of ten days nearly seven hundred athletes from forty five countries will compete for seventy two sets of medals over five sports with paris noting also making its debut russia's maiden games are also expected to set new levels in sporting achievement
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and social awareness with the i.p.c. expecting global t.v. audiences to exceed the one point six billion that she went in to watch the vancouver paralympics four years ago. to news little to upset people who come to these games will see a new russia the myths about our country will be a race and they won't meet any bears on the streets russia is a civilized country that cares about its citizens. russia passed its olympic test with flying colors now the country's paralympics could help its ongoing transformation towards a modern barrier free environment in every sense as canadian two thousand and six olympics lead hockey champion paul rosen says i think the games will not only be great for the russians but for the entire world equality has finally come a great athlete is now known as a great athlete much of genco r.t. sochi. now into football and the russian premier league regime this weekend with
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you to shake off scoring twice as down i came from two goals down to score four in the second half and stunned champions tesco four to in the moscow darby at the him karina but since concert in the top off discovered last dump a trust isn't tipping his side for this year's title. it's been thirty eight years since dunam only did what was the soviet championship trophy the moscow side have never been really gated from the top flight but have never won the league title since yeah the going into this season's winter break the normal fourth and just five points off the top spot but manager dump address who has ruled his side out of the title race as only three of the eleven games left these campaign are at home though the former chelsea in romania right back does expect a break through next season. i think we have to expect idol this season because. we are not in the position to win that i read in position to try to qualify for
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europe because this is my objective maybe next year if this player we have now when we start from zero because now we start to form minus five next year we have to fight for titles for sure this is my opinion and i would keep it i don't think we have chances here for doing that i can deny my had a decent warm weather training campaign winning their last seven friendless as the team spent the latter part of their winter break in spain and turkey however forty six year old that rascal is always looking for better i'm never satisfied about the way we want what because this is my my philosophy not to be satisfied. but. fendi much is a family much the small fish and much is bigger than a different and dispose of it to be to. sleep on the friendly's not the same like a fish were lost some of the nomic wired six players from cash strapped on feet who
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are wrong more times and still we will miss this season these included midfield and controller show former washes people you get a decent one time chelsea winner you're a jerk off as well as russia forward that it's on the corner turn to be no i'm off to one month's ballot the biggest on the side and on the last day of the winter transfer window they will bolster and by the signing of good wine in russia when bagali. gets rescue had previously coached that crossed my. mind by. the fact that it's the trask who go just anomalous people to my move when he spearheaded gabon invited me to join the team and he gave me my janzen version in football i know him and his requirements very well when twenty seven year old kozlov he's the eighth russian international to join dynamic with russia said to blame their first world cup for twelve years and have a fixture list of friendless against armenia slovak and norway and moroccan coaches
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often find national commitments hamper their domestic ambitions but the drasko thinks such experience will benefit his side i want to have a lot of class and in our national team that will be very good because when i have not too many players a national team and for me a very important to play at as good a national team it's one of the most open championships in russian history just down through and separate the four seven sides with durham on course for at least a few wobbly sport this tour and next may be the prospect of its first russian crown in four decades on sunday but that both are. on me while i'm just. maybe leaders by i mean it came from a goal down to triumph six one at volves burg to set a bundesliga record of sixteen straight victories and stretch their record unbeaten run to forty nine games coach but guardiola rested several key players ahead of arsenal's visit in the champions league on tuesday and displays both first started
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well brazilian defend that now though giving the hosts a deserved seventeen in the lead but within ten minutes jet engine kerry had bundled in the quiet and to second half substitutions made the difference first got out and found thomas miller to put the visitors ahead and that mario monti kitsch quickly made it three one. zero in robin set up front rebury for bias force. soon claimed his second and then swiftly set up manager kit for his league meeting sixteenth goal of the season six one and guardiola side remain on course to go the entire season undefeated their first became the first to arsenal. gonna be a very tough one we've got a very very good result and london two zero but it isn't over yet and i think everybody realizes as well that we have to play one one game and are top level and well then hopefully of course to resupport
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a final. well meanwhile back in the domestic league second place dortmund remain twenty points behind by an after winning one nil at second bottom freiburg and gave a few chances visitors got in sébastien kale when they crack up against his former club in the fifty eight minutes as the hosts locked their six hundred feet of this season. while third place violate the kids and ended their four game losing streak but could only draw one one at hanover the hosts about how steve missed an early penalty on the visitors went ahead after twenty eight minutes through gonzalo castros deflected effort but within five minutes latvian striker good nerves levelled with that cracker one one and some of his men and the twenty four points off the top spot. and that brings us to halftime in the sports show but we'll be back after the break with ice hockey basketball boxing and cycling don't go away.
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so money fame faith they have the europeans who are so pro my dad and so supportive of all those people who actually stood there and some of them paid for it by their lights well i mean i think i think you're hitting this is always the disconnect with europe i mean it's i deal with that all the time and it's incredibly frustrating it's a bit like the wizard of oz you hear this wonderfully booming voice filling the cathedral you find out the wizards are about a foot now after all. the problem with europe in general is that it over promises. to least be cool language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the will talks about six of the ip interviews intriguing story to tell you. in troy
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there's an. issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from . politics only on our. welcome back to ponce of the sport show and following their disappointing quarter final defeat at the olympics the russian national ice hockey team have sucked coaches in to lobby in a dean of the it tells top manager alexander at all costs that to take care of us while his do not i must go side are on track to win this third straight garden cup but not on yom has more. so cheap two thousand and fourteen the olympics that so host nation russia produced in the world victory along with the team's best ever winter games to foreigners and failed big time at something that is more than just a sport for the country but a matter of nation will pride ice hockey arguably the world's best offensive team
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were stuck in the quarterfinals by phil and on wednesday the man in charge russia head coach here doability in their face the music in front of the russian ice hockey federation executive committee and the media as well claiming the team had been in top notch shape both physically and mentally ill some you know what i'm worried about those who claim a vege can in malkan do not want to play together they're just line the guys gave their best but failed they wanted to play in the same line them i was always in touch with them and there were no signs of any tension between them but some of the countries how he greats saw it quite differently place and they hash this out and i believe they should not play together the vegetables game a simple while malkin he's a player of a different caliber of ashton needs to find a spot get the puck in shoot malkin is much more of a team player he builds the game he passes on and needs the pog back that's why
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they feel uncomfortable playing together. plus for the last six or seven years our hockey hasn't gained any great players i mean great players. the executive committee is verdict was quick to follow for me but for the good team that our coaches had at their disposal could have achieved much more in sort unfortunately they failed to unleash the best they had available so we appreciate the hard work of our coaching staff but the job has not been done and we're going to launch negotiations with a new head coach for a national team. the new coach never the ball with negotiations on the way it's now just a single signature that separates the russian nation all team and occasions best of the last three years from uniting the legs and they're all the men who led the league underdogs age sam
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a deadly cage fell finals in two thousand and ten and made anonymous to time to chill champions with their third straight title mission and killing is not also a way to prove he has what it takes to take players and teams to not a level or that burden on our team. now into basketball and says move to within touching distance of reaching the year only playoffs after a hard fought victory and struggling jogger is the match up of the former big size it rivals was between a little waiting and home side won just once in the top sixteen and the russian visitors could only last once thought it proved to be a throwback to tight encounter mightiness process was to become the host top scorer sinking twenty points on the night while sunny we want to test past three go to men in the circuit court up pos has made it fifty five fifty four belonging to that poor one seven record but the army men fought back milosz their passage sinking
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a top scoring sixteen with wins adding fifteen and the tally for john twelve sealed a nail biting eighty eight points the eighty six victory to join the sea was not remain level with well madrid at the top of group pass on eight and one. while also in group as a locomotive ended that three game losing streak with a seventy eight seventy six victory at home to mccabe elektra the israeli team had won all three of the sides previous meetings this season but not as strong as it positively and lead thirty eight twenty nine by half time however in the third quarter suffered his chilled sonny to help cut the deficit and scored eighteen points the night but in the fourth does not seem on site fifteen of his game high twenty three as the russian side sealed victory and improved to four and five mccabe slipped to six and three. while in the n.b.a. stephen curry i became if i enjoyed the golden state of air force great victory one
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hundred thirteen points to one hundred seven a time to phoenix the warriors set the pace early on carry on you can do both at the australian sun down the alley and yet this phoenix he went into the break sixty one fifty six ahead thanks to a three point zero michael wu package. however golden state launched an impressive comeback play thompson's lay up putting host ninety seventy five up in the fourth quarter the suns narrowed the gap to within four points but they couldn't get any closer as the game became a foul fest when that's golden state sixth in the west while the suns that to join date with memphis with the top aides going into the playoffs. moving on to to wales where russia is hoping to build on its recent success in cycling after climbing a memorable gold at the track while championships in colombia i got my chills caught up with the returning national team. russia's winter sports team was making history in sochi finishing top of the medal table the national cycling team was
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piddling in their footsteps by winning medals at the czech world championships in colombia russia won a surprise five goals in cali including gold for event cover live in the men's scratch event the country's first top of the podium finish for twenty three years for them to go for a couple of minutes after crossing the line i didn't have any feelings at all that's because on the final stretch i was hit by another cyclist and almost lost control of the bike my whole life flashed in front of me in those few seconds so i wasn't really sure whether i'd won or not i waited for the judges to announce the winner who when they called out my name i couldn't believe i'd made it. russia finished eighth in the medal table out of nineteen teams overall with one goal and four bronze bettering last year's result in minsk where the team finished fourteenth with one silver and two bronze and the improvements has boosted the coach's hopes of reaching the podium at the end lympics in rio in two years' time
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what she's doing it's a big success and when the vonn won the world championships he said to me it's a game where now right in history and in the it we haven't won a single world championship since nineteen ninety one and i think the team is almost ready their personal records are only seconds apart and i think in two years they'll be good contenders for the podium at the next olympics. and while the paralympics are now in full flow in sochi one of arena that has been considered as a future velodrome was that i spoke pallies that would decision on its future has yet to be decided however the black sea resort is a venue that the russian team including world scratch bronze medalists you've gone you're a minute or would love to train it and one day see hold its own world event. i train and such when i was still a young kid it would be a dream come true if they go ahead and billy said clint track there this place is
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all about are they right climate and the right people it's a perfect place to get in excellent shape for a competition. after the paralympics churchy will become the host to russia's first ever formula one race that would show on two wheels that russia is a mentor make its mark at the black sea resort at the lympics and beyond. r t. now into athletics and russia has been a second to the usa in the overall medal table at the world indoor championships in poland over the weekend's about us russia cutting victory in the men's triple jump off a look at that in a corner that left distance before two point four six metres thought there were two women at the top of the podium in the far jump off the highly favored camilla it's been got fed the gold is what has made it through to no one there was an upset in the women's sixteen meter hurdles as australia's a limb pick one hundred metre hurdles champion sally pearson was surprisingly beaten into so about by the u.s.a.'s now ali who took gold in seven seconds is
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also a surprising victory in the men's sixty meter sprint with great britain which is kilty winning a personal best time of six point four nine seconds as an american modern gracie by hundreds of the second hand in the shop but two time olympic champion valerie adams of new zealand time to be took gold at the stroke of twenty point six seven meters jennings christina shot it's his second seventy three centimeters behind. golf now and at the w.j.c. cadillac championship at doral while number one tiger woods failed to make a birdie in the final round of the tour event for the first time in his career closing with a seventy eight but fellow american bob a watson fed better firing a sixty eight to finish joint second with jamie donaldson of wales. however two shot overnight lead at patrick reed opened with three bird is in four holes and
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nerves set in before the twenty three year old finished with a bogey pot for a one on the par round of seventy one. and a one shot victory and his third p.g.a. tour title in seven months. boxing now and w.b.c. welterweight champion floyd mayweather jr has announced his next fight will be a unifying back to las vegas on may the third against w.p.a. champion marcos el chino my donegal argentina thirty seven year old mayweather is still on beaten in forty five fights with twenty six knockouts while my daughter is thirty and has a record thirty five in three. marcos maidana is a nonstop action. come straight here at the range of eighty loves the brawl but i need throws awkward shots from a long distance you know that make things happen in fights so it's obvious he's been world champion so we just have to satisfy you know plays out may vary but this
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is a guy that i know that i cannot overlook and finally moscow hosted the side stage of the downhill ice skating well championships last weekend where american cameron us edged current leader marco dialogue in the final to keep his title hopes alive ahead of the decisive race in canada next week. after a three year break the world's top ice cores downhill skaters were back in moscow for the third of four stages in this high adrenaline championship on a four hundred fifty five metre winding ice threat on the banks of the moscow ri where the flying skater is brave breakneck speeds of up to sixty kilometers per hour and a lot of sign of the late famous soviet ice hockey where they just laugh made his
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debut at russia's first there was staged in twenty zero zero one and the twenty seven year old just needs the chance to qualify for the final but still enjoyed competing in front of eighteen thousand friends in fans. unfortunately i pulled a muscle on my first run and it was hard to go at full speed the overall data marco dialogue slipped in front of me but i failed to take my chances the track is really tricky yet it was great to race here the atmosphere around the track a fantastic. dialogue ahead storm two back to back triumphs at the finish and us stages and confidently crew is to the four man decider in moscow yet cameron pulled out all the stops to upset the australian in an enthralling battle in the final race there merican claimed his second career weekend to keep his slim title cope's alive going into the final race of the season inquire back next week. i feel great about winning moscow i mean i felt good all weekend and believe it or not those the
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first time i felt all weekend and feels awesome to be the guys gives marco the venue has a perfect with moscow city and electric stadium and big university in the background audience was just awesome that it a good good big atmosphere victory for the lago would have seen the twenty three year old queen's the overall title in moscow but he remains in pole position to lift the trophy at the grand finale in canada if he finishes just fourteen ohio but nonce will be lurking and they mean to snatch that crown as the final battle lies ahead. archie and that's all the sports i think. was an esteemed person. it puts everything into. letting go of the identities for me isn't point. part of that is
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