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our blog is a big picture. i am. out. of. time magazine names bronco bomb a personal began calling the architect over new america but critics say they need action not words from the president on issues like gun control. him today we'll bring you julian sundress christmas address the editor wiki leaks marks six months of asylum in the ecuadorian embassy in london. with putin is set for a grilling by the media in his first tomorrow for the question answer session since returning as president.
international news and comment live from moscow this is all she was me you know hello and welcome to the program. u.s. president wrong obama has become time magazine's person of the get for a second time gaming be awarded for being the symbol and the architect of a new america but the publications enthusiasm for the president is not shared by all many were made and convinced a bomb was actions on such topics as gun control he's going there to check out the reports. they're choosing president obama as the person of the year second time the first time they gave him the title right after the two thousand and eight election as to someone who had the most influence on global affairs although at that time he hadn't had the time to exercise all that influence but then president obama also received the nobel peace prize in two thousand and nine ers shortly after his
election although i guess at that point he hadn't made much peace in the world the award was seen as much more of an advance credit then and knowledge meant of actual achievements on the peace fronts later president obama went on to spend that credit sending more troops to afghanistan and carrying out regime change in libya under the arguable banner war for the sake of peace as far as his person of the year title critics argue president obama was time choice by default there short list this year also included the egyptian leader mohamed morsi and the pakistani girl malala yousafzai who was shot by the taliban for advocating for women's education president obama may be the person of the year for the time magazine but for advocates of gun control in the u.s. he still has to earn that title to president obama had a news conference where he was asked why no meaningful action has been taken on gun
control in the last four years of his presidency although one of his campaign pledges was a ban on assault weapons he basically said he had lots of other things to do including waging two wars and quote it's not like i've been on vacation he said those in the u.s. who suffered in numerous incidents of gun violence would probably not be satisfied with such an answer but the president pledged to finally take more active steps in the coming months he said the administration will come up with a more definitive proposal on gun control but people have heard those words before and nothing happened and getting a semiautomatic weapon is not a problem in the u.s. adam lanza who killed twenty small children and. six adults at an elementary school last week fired from a semi-automatic bushmaster rifle it's a military style rifle a powerful weapon and its sales are on the rise in the u.s. in the last four years the market for such gods grew thirty percent and journalists an action is don't do the actions and policies of u.s.
president speak louder than there was a time magazine at. time magazine's editors giving giving him more can only be you can only guess impute whatever motive they have to have them in terms of what he's actually done we have to look at his policies in terms of workers getting jobs nothing in terms of giving people who are in foreclosure relief not much in terms of peace making he started more wars than george bush and so you know we have to look at his policy rather than what magazine who may be going to the f.c.c. or some other regulatory agency for relief for the many t.v. stations that time inc owns rather than that we need to look at his policies well go back to two thousand and eight when he was given supposedly because of the influence he had on international affairs and within four weeks of receiving that said he had no comment about israel's morani gaza that ended up killing fifteen hundred civilians it's pretty meaningless and the thing that's most revealing is
they themselves pulled an electoral college over a popular vote scam when they said it's the editor's choice and not the people but the people voting for the president of north korea over the president of the united states but they had to so we can lead straight and i said to make his christmas speech thursday and mocking six months since he knocked on the door of the ecuadorian embassy in london and shattered address has already sparked my speculations i will kind of messages they top the world's top whistle blower to deliver his arrest with reports. later on thursday julian i saw she's doing something which is usually reserved for heads of state queens the pope people like that he's giving a christmas message from the balcony of the ecuadorian embassy where he's been holed up for the last six months and in fact this speech will mark his six month anniversary inside the ecuadorian embassy now the last time in a solid appeared in public it was back in august and he had to organize a kind of
a rally around the embassy so speeches by politicians and other supporters as a kind of a cannibal atmosphere was balloons and all that kind of thing and then he came on and made his speech and he made a couple of important points one of which was to urge the u.s. to end what he calls the witch hunt against wiki leaks and he also called for the release of bradley manning who is of course being held. on trial in the u.s. accused of leaking classified documents to wiki leaks so those are two things that he may mention again when he talks later on thursday he also may talk about his most recent bid to run for the senate in the two thousand and thirteen australian federal elections he's made that announcement and he's said that wiki leaks is setting up a political party for which plans are significantly advanced and they have received
significant support from notable australians he says that party is designed to promote openness in government and politics and also to combat growing intrusions on individual privacy one of the things i learnt during the interview that he gave me a couple of weeks ago was that you do not follow the increasingly on willing to talk about his personal situation he prefers to stick to the wider issues and so that is why one of the things he may talk about could be the continuing blockade of wiki leaks by visa master card and pay pal that's a case that's ongoing at the moment and also a possible further leak that he mentioned to me they're talking about leaking more documents in the new year watch this space he said. and as a sound remains a doctor with an aquittal was a diplomatic mission washington hasn't stopped its prosecution of the whistleblower says awaken exposed christine craft and something. we know about the ongoing.
investigation of the secret grand jury in our sun room there is. an ongoing attempt to find an angle to bring charges against julian and possibly all those working for we believe as a very serious matter of course very shameful for the obama administration not to stop for the man who was riding on the chakan four years ago to increase transparency and what we have seen is totally the opposite which hunter ganz whistleblowers. that has no persons in history we will continue our work as we have done despite the difficult situation that julian has been in in the ecuador embassy now for six months but problems with the house arrest that hasn't stopped us we have continued to work on. the economic blockade has not stopped us either even though we are getting into a dire situation financially but that's a battle that we have decided to turn into a full out war and i'm sure we'll have
a victory there as well in the new year. this is all see and so i had figured this out while wide rebuke the united nations security council demands that israel hold all new settlements construction outside its valid to build a more on this of the palestinian territories. rising in the european union but almost a quarter of citizens could soon find themselves below the poverty line. on the edge of human capability. struggling with pain and grief. lay out to become the first. for. fall in the.
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following the conference for us. among the things i do know the fortune is known to enjoy our extended media conferences two three four hours four hours and forty minutes to be exact that's his personal record from two thousand and eight and there are all the reasons to expect another media. as the first a large press conference the president is holding since returning to office over twelve hundred journalists have registered to attended this time from all parts of the country and from abroad that's the biggest number so far according to putin's spokesman. no questions have been prepared in advance last week. during the president's address to the federal assembly spoke more about domestic issues like the economy corruption and so on so this time he will be able to evaluate more on that but i think it's very likely that international issues will be touched upon as well we'll see how it goes to set to start at around noon moscow
time eight and g.m.t. of course we'll bring you all the updates as it goes on throughout the day. the u.n. security council has criticized rove for pushing on settlement plans and pushing the two states peace talks at risk minister netanyahu referred to jerusalem as a jewish capital and to press ahead israeli settlements in occupied palestinian lands are seen as illegal under international law policy and now reports israeli officials say that they're pretty soon on with plans to build six thousand new homes this defines criticism from western powers who fear that the move will hamper an already famed hopes for a peace deal between israelis and palestinians you'll remember that it was just last month after the de facto recognition of palestinian sovereignty at the united nations that israel made its new announcement in terms of settlement building it said that it would expand settlements in the occupied west bank as well as in east
jerusalem and at that time there was international and quiet the point needs to be made that israel continues to build in utter defiance of international law and as well as of united nations resolutions so critics are pointing out that is also sort of missed with settlements is part of the reason why it's becoming increasingly isolated by its erstwhile partners primarily in europe but that's not to say that washington is also not losing patience the united states has said that it is deeply disappointed by israeli construction plans in an unpredictably sharp reaction the obama administration has stopped and its criticism of israel saying that these construction plans run counter to peace the point also needs to be made that mixed month january israel will be holding condom interim elections which is why many are suggesting that these anonymous by the prime minister netanyahu are a means of trying to garner up domestic support as well as change the reality on
the ground one of the options is that. in like minded people. creating a situation world by the number of certain will be such a significant one that eventually the solution will be more or less let us get the big to the sixty seven borders and let the surplus remain there are the palestinian state rather than evacuate them to new areas which would be annexed to israel most of the international community see the settlement construction by television as illegal certainly the palestinians see it as a real obstacle to creating a viable capital in east jerusalem policy r.t. television. and in our website right now for you russian lawmakers by a clash against washington's magnitsky bill splits russian society with many saying innocent children should be left out of political bickering more details online.
also u.k. please lay down the law on cyber bullying outlining how common it on social networks can go before trusting that action. on the russian soyuz rocket blast into orbit from the by going to cosmodrome with three new crew men for the international space station or the mission details and much more on r.t. dot com. now almost a quarter of the population of the european union are triscuit sliding below the poverty line that's according to the blocks main sit districts agency and while some citizens are tired of being suffocated by a stare at each others grow weary of having to stretch out to help the highland piece on what takes a closer look at the unsettled region. around one hundred and twenty million e.u. citizens all right risk for falling below the poverty line now in response to the
the measures that are being taken to try and halt the european union and the euro zone in particular as economic downturn we've seen violent demonstrations in countries like greece where we're seeing clashes with police and also strikes across the country also in spain and as well elsewhere across the union now these on what we have seen though is these aren't just students or activists that are being demonstrating against the cuts that have been implemented upon them but people from all across society as not just the people have started to show that they satisfied with the way things are going the politicians have already started the finger pointing of just curious to blame silvio berlusconi in italy saying little he's going to run against to be the leader of the country and he's pointed a finger squarely towards germany where i am right now saying that it's up to berlin to recognize the european central bank as
a real central bank in his words otherwise swell countries like italy are going to have to pull out of the euro zone in fact well there are those here in germany that would say that it's germany that has to pull out of the year is this going on as we look towards twenty thirteen and that difficult task of trying to solve the eurozone and the european union's crippling financial problems. and its financial troubles that have increased the calls from spain's wealthiest regions qatar laying here to break away from central government madrid however has stressed it has the legal power to stop it from even holding a referendum on independence the warning came hours before the region's throw separatists parliamentary majority signed an agreement calling for a public vote on the south become a nation to be held in twenty fourteen and i am called the european partnership for independence says cut the loonies ready to be honest. if that's come from the
determination of civil society from a from the fifty cents of cuts i don't know which from two thousand and nine to two thousand and eleven shown davis in a should buy out organizing popular referendum the whole policy of personally i like more than five hundred the the why they both yes got something at that allows for a post piece of scenario and then allowed to tap debates about supplement nation and human rights universal rights you know cuts alone i'd also allows us to explain to people about economical facts and about all the benefits that i mean depth of the snow in the us they would bet a few dollars so at this a scenario just created the vocalized of open majority for the indefinite and that the has been showing the last official recent polls and actually us was in last elections was now in the parliament of thaksin on the a we do have a majority or five members of the parliament which are for that but that they are
willing to call for the youth referendum. so we're in rebels have reportedly taken control over at least six towns in the central hama province north of damascus fighting is intensifying as insurgents battle their way too close in on the campus all syrian government forces are resisting the advance and claim the country is being seized by terrorists supported from abroad meanwhile the wire has launched what it calls its largest short term humanitarian appeal ever but one hundred billion dollars worth of aid to help millions of syrians suffering because of the war. the number of refugees could rise to one million next year. in egypt a top election official overseeing the vote on the highly disputed draft constitution has quit due to health problems his resignation is seen as another blow to the legitimacy of the referendum the first round of which saw widespread accusations of
electoral fraud run to take place this saturday the chartres bank by egypt's islamist president and his supporters while being strongly contested by the opposition which has held mass rallies and protest. and the u.s. soldier accused of killing sixteen people in afghanistan in march two ca's to be court martialed with no date set for trial so far staff sergeant robert bales could face the death penalty if convicted he's a decorated u.s. army veteran and is believed to have killed villagers in kandahar province mostly women and children while apparently drunk the soldiers lawyers criticized the army's decision saying bales is suffering from a mental disorder. supporters of russian champion football team xeni st petersburg say they don't want any african or latin american players in the squad but claim it has nothing to do with
racism so they address the club's management in a written manifesto where it's also stressed no gay teen members would be tolerated our sports correspondent richard van portrayed is my colleague and into absolute provokers of stance. they don't want any african players black players or latin american players and to be honest that's an absolute joke i mean. i think forget the best player was born in venezuela which is latin america danny is probably the best russian in borders come into play in the russian premier league over the last ten years or so and france is a very manifesto was correct. or was to be submitted. for best player i mean they also say that they want to give preference to homegrown players players but i think every team in the world would want to do that because it would be much cheaper but the fact is. russia don't produce enough good players i mean real madrid they don't have players from just one man just or madrid they import players because this is
way over football has grown and has developed of course any supporters have been in trouble before haven't they bad behavior quite a few times there was an incident last season with the fam was chucked a banana. and of course just this season they had to spend it and they were docked three points for a technical loss when a fan flew on the pitch in russian premier league match against an arm of moscow so i mean this is a club which has a lot of problems of its fans but unfortunately it doesn't want to take any measures to try to control the fans behavior and of course you've got russia hosting the world cup in five years time how could this impact on their knees this attitude widespread among i wouldn't say it's massively widespread but it isn't it isn't so i think the problem is there's a group of around one hundred two hundred hard calls in spoke to fans who are racist and you get this around the world you'll get this in the u.k. you get this in italy you get this in germany you just can't change them for education for whatever they will say the same the problem is you have
a few thousand teenagers who go on to the matches and they don't know what they're doing so they copy what these. races fans are doing and what the club needs to do is try to educate the teenagers of the clubs. the russian premier league the russian football union they need to get special players involved because teenagers will look up to these players and trying it's and the racism campaigns going in respect of a two thousand and eighteen world cup i think this is a massive opportunity for russia to try and tackle the point of racism because we're going to have a lot of people coming into the country. and there are a few minutes we'll take you on a tour of sochi as the blank see results a surprise for the twenty fourth winter olympic games stay with us for that.
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