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here's some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew. was a big issue. the international peace envoy refines his push for a truce in syria with a new diplomatic burst seeking to end a conflict that's destroying the war weary country. battle of the blacklists the human rights right between the u.s. and russia results in sanctions and an adoption ban evoking sensitive cold war memories. iran rolls out the big guns for new exercises in the vital all routes in the strait of hormuz saying it wants to show it can defend itself while pressure piles up over its nuclear program. plus the pricey parish christmas lights while the crowds but for millions of french in poverty there are dark days ahead.
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hello good to have you company you are watching r.t. with me and. looking to rejuvenate the un's peace plan for syria international envoy lakhdar brahimi is visiting moscow after american talks in the middle east the push for a truce comes as the wall reaches fever pitch with terrorist attacks and street battles taking a heavy toll on the syrian people are going off as the story. one of our breaking news coming to moscow after meeting with president assad earlier this week in damascus feel little details have been released about its outcome but brahimi himself has been saying that he had a positive feeling and good things were happening there was speculation that they
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were discussing a peaceful transition of power involving the creation of a transitional government which could include both sides on the conflict in accordance with the u.n. backed peace plan a russia's chief diplomat also earlier this week i met with senior syrian diplomats in moscow behind closed doors. it's more likely that they discussed the same concept hopefully will be able to find out more details after a lot of meets with brahimi here in moscow on saturday it's really unclear whether the syrian opposition will agree to take part in any transitional government with syria enough stories as they've been calling strictly for us not them down back to the opposition's leader rejecting an invitation to come to moscow saying that no negotiations are possible with the syrian authorities even with russia mediating meanwhile the violence in syria continues to ask a lady have been more terrorist attacks also the rebels have been targeting military airstrips and government forces have also been replying with more shelling
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. meanwhile sectarian cracks in iraq are leading to a surge in violence across the country the sunni to use to hold power now say they are second class citizens in their own nation and they want something done about it as we reported shortly plus the public versus politicians later this hour artie's end of year series features the events which got russians more fired up over their government. iran has entered a new phase in its naval war games in the strait of hormuz which is a vital oil shipping route the exercise involves warships submarines and jet fighters and aims to show tehran can maintain security in the region iran earlier said it could block the the strait effectively shutting off a fifth of world oil trade if it is attacked iran is feeling the pressure from the west as the u.s. and its allies pile on the sanctions over its nuclear program set up or brick is
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a writer and global diplomacy specialist she says iran only wants to show it is capable of protecting its borders for the past thirty two years war where the sympathy united states is the wave of corporate war against iran so you why it has been preparing itself and demonstrating its group to defend itself i don't believe that iran would ever take action if we see more naval military exercises right now it's because the media is focusing on iran whereas. earlier this month there was operation lucky mariner with twenty seven countries participating. although a lot of them were observer states and they were all the way in the persian gulf in iran as territory in the media was silent but when you run demonstrates its readiness to defend its sovereignty and its national interests then there is the media focus on iran. now new year resolutions are known for being ambitious and
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short lived so should we just give ourselves a break. so it's over the way the rule looking forward to the we'll use that. for more promises we will all struggle to keep join us in new york a city that really knows how to handle the new. moscow's ban on the adoption of russian children by u.s. citizens will come into effect on new year's day the bill containing the measure was signed into law by president putin on friday the legislation also includes travel and financial sanctions for certain americans as well as further restrictions for noncommercial organizations working inside russia the law is in retaliation for washington's blacklist of russian officials which it links to the death of lawyer surrogate magnitsky in two thousand and nine russian studies and history professor stephen f. cohen from new york and princeton university says he's never held any illusions
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about the two countries relations. there's an old russian saying we're friends are also deeds a lot of people in moscow and in washington when they passed the magnitsky act and now the ban on adoption in moscow may have thought they were just talking showing off playing grandstanding politically as we say in america but these words have consequences they have bad refuel all this new cold war atmosphere which is enveloping the relationship between our two countries it's going to affect american relations with russia regarding afghanistan regarding missile defense regarding syria regarding iran these are very serious matters obama has continued the policy toward moscow begun by president clinton a democrat and continued by president bush a republican that policy is advancing nato toward russia's borders building missile defense on russia's borders interfering in russia's internal politics most recently
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the street demonstrations this is the same policy with again twenty years in a row with the soviet union the fundamental american policy toward russia has not changed so it's ridiculous to call blama soft on moscow i mean just because two leaders get together as they always do and say we are friends it doesn't mean a reality here is that the partnership we need between washington and moscow to make the world safer for all of us has not existed since the soviet union ended and we may be farther from it today today as a result partially of this orphanage then we have been in twenty years. forget anonymity there is one place you need id to use the internet and that's china where new rules this is everywhere busa must use their real name online we report at r.t. dot com plus the survey that says christmas for christians is no longer about the
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birth of jesus not to strike on santa either. for most people this week's festivities have meant a time for family decoration and the once a year spirit of goodwill in the air so spare a thought for the for those who have little to cheer such as the eleven million french people living in poverty alexy reports from the capital on whether the bright lights leaving too many citizens in the dark. it is beyond any doubt that in the daytime paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world but after dark
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the french capital lives up to its other name the city of lights. many parisians regard the launch of the christmas elimination as one of the most important events of any year. this year in central paris alone the famous installing christmas lights wasn't cheap but christmas elimination there on one million euros it shop on this is contributing to the christmas lighting depending on the number of trees they have in front of their of their shop eighty percent money money from the day from the shops of the shows an easy. twenty percent this money city hall but the budget has gone up by a third across the whole country in a year where the average person has struggled financially the authorities say they're splashing out the extra millions to help people forget how little they have . there is crisis there is financial difficulty people have less money to
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spend so we have to create a festive atmosphere to give them back the will to buy and celebrate it's clear that you're in crises in developed countries people tend to economize and spend less money so it's important to avoid this negative spiral of the economy under courage people to go ahead and spend a bit. but what if you have nothing to spend fran├žoise cares little about how our city looks or what the biggest christmas sales are for her the whole day is all about bringing her terminally ill daughter to numerous charity events over the festive period at the gym and my daughter has lever cancer her medication is being paid by social security but i have to pay the doctor out of my own pocket we are poor and i cannot afford that it's unacceptable they spend so much money on beauty well we are neglected. and. there were hundreds like fronts was that this charity event a recent concerning poverty in france produced some shocking figures we have.
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to ask the french if they felt they were heading that way only eleven percent of the french consider themselves being below the poverty line but thirty seven percent say they feel they are becoming poor the french feel that their country is slipping into decadence and social stratification is taking place. christmas is many things to many people some of the atmosphere or make you healthy you wrote for others it's about finding a means of survival regardless of the financial state that next year will be better than the previous and maybe those in peril now may join enjoying the spectacular eliminations next christmas. reporting from paris. skies or is a man who lets no one off the hook for cultivating the gap between rich and poor here's what's coming up later this hour. no stranger to exploitation and
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colonisation they've been ignored and they have developed some interesting products in the telecommunications kenyan phone market is leapfrog over the traditional fall market but again once it's credible mass it's going to be called by the foreigners as usual asia about the asian financial crisis of one nine hundred ninety eight there was a crisis cooked up on wall street the city of london export it to asia that economy now they're buying dollars to protect themselves against continued marauding by the opium dealing the british people who don't arrive with opium but went to the residence products for the same effect get a job securities. small world news on the way from moscow after a short. trimmings
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in this tree even for specialists a voice can produce several sounds it warms to doing is the art of throat singing comes naturally picked up like a language. a language of communicating with nature it said that's where throat singing a region is from unions believe not only animals but also all surrounding objects like reverse forests and don't have souls imitating the sounds they believe to capture the power of nature. was. to get to one of the five main stars of scrotes and it imitates the gentle breezes
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of summer jara whose name means great hunter says the first piece of. your special instruments that accompany the singing if danny says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there lived a poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the horse was revived as an instrument book at those that have suffered a fall is because of the spirit of the horse going to his dream he said make an instrument from a tree the sounding board from the leather of my face the strings. and to remember me make an engraving of my head part of the instrument he did so i called the instrument a good deal which means come back and this melody only instrument is called cry over again.
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wealthy british scientists i'm. not surprised. today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been
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seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are all. we focus on the boost of political energy in russia. presidential election twenty three cameras up on this roof correspondents
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throughout moscow and i mean you come across live throughout the night here is a great night was a little color was right behind us was me but but one point when putin came out to show me like crowds way past the doom of the houses of thousands of people also celebrating his victory one of the main points the unprecedented protests that took place to that election and protest rallies that never really feels like we're actually taking part in the event it was during one of the massive protest rallies in moscow on the square that it really fifty for the first time when i saw the crowd rocking it's easy to park right next to ours another station and i realized how soon people really turned uncontrollable or was second and they'll come in just as easily chaos rebirthing of people trying to get the political point across in the past twelve months. the best way to do that would be
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a bag on your head and to some right be dancing in a cathedral one thing that was important to get across when we were covering it is people's political flavors in this country the fact was that what they did was deeply offensive to a huge number of people not something that. when they were looking at the case when they made a press release about our interview with president putin the first that he's ever given he's a third inauguration we received dozens and dozens of calls from international media representatives and they were all asking us just one question does he. case nothing. conflicts also. but was indeed with hindsight maybe too heavy and some interesting comments to make about that i would have thought about the russian opposition movement one of our big stories of the year the streets are available for protest that is for sure and i think it's good that people are conscious about politics not
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politics is not a big deal among most people here in this country would want to be going to change let can only be good for society and i think the the authorities reacted with relatively well. iraq has seen its largest protests in a week of anti-government demonstrations this tens of thousands gathered to demand more rights sunni muslims had controlled iraq until the fall of saddam hussein ten years ago and now accuse the shia authorities of refusing to share power and being a puppet of neighboring iran the latest protests are saying is the tip of the iceberg in a sectarian conflict the tension leading to some of the worst violence since the iraq war right there are used in the iraqi american blogger thinks the u.s. invasion played a big part in sowing the seeds of today's trouble. unfortunately is another example of failed u.s. interventions decades after the u.s.
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invaded the country and destroyed it and promised everyone on the wall down in iraq that it will build a functioning democracy but everyone will be happy living in peace and prosperity became one of the water places to live on earth the country is completely destroyed the society has been destroyed the infrastructure has been the destroyed five million people have been displaced and million people were killed. there is till this day in two thousand and twelve we still have a very fragile political system rocky's view a very quick one very dysfunctional one so unfortunately it's another example of the failure of installing a government system by us or burning to invasions. the world is still none the wiser as to whether america can wrestle a solution to its imminent fiscal cliff which could have far reaching ramifications
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president obama has charged democratic and republican senate leaders with finding a compromise to the budget impasse a raft of tax hikes and social spending cuts come into force automatically on new year's day if the two political parties fail to find a way forward obama says he will call a vote in congress to stop the tax rises if they car work it and. the victim of a gang rape on a bus that triggered violent protests in india has died in a singapore hospital her body is expected to be flown back to india later on saturday the twenty three year old student was beaten and suffered massive internal injuries before being thrown out into the road attack course deep outrage in new delhi with widespread demonstrations taking place to call for greater protection for women. italy's outgoing prime minister says he will lead a coalition of centrist parties after february's parliamentary elections omarion
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monti is not ruling out a return as head of state should the alliance be successful he resigned earlier this month after his government lost its majority amid the country's deepening recession. now are coming up fast to that night of fun fireworks and festivities a fair few of us will also be making some resolutions for twenty thirteen is laurie half a nice has been hearing some of the wishful thinking in new york. it's that time of year again when we all make resolutions for the new year so what's your best this week let's talk about the same as always to lose weight a lot of a rule looking forward to being the mega millions next year so you're going to win
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the lottery and you're going to lose weight and neither of these things are going to happen exactly could just be. kinder gentler and more giving how do you do that new york city i live in cincinnati i've been reading about i want to eat song going to do it this time and why didn't you eat better and twenty twelve no i read a book about fasting fasting for two days a week so that's what i'm going to get that's not going to work year's resolution eat less muffins you know. to take care of myself better eat less muffin no muffins are great but which i guess it gives the gym that's what it usually is but it's nice to last very long. are you going to make the same one that you break from what you think a lot of people do that exact not to be so hard on myself joy life that's a good one it's kind of like the anti resolution more like i'm just going to relax a little bit saloon and that's probably when you can stick to your but why don't
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you start now because i crave cigarettes a lot you still have them so you're going to smoke i'm yeah and then once you don't have them anymore throughout a current of cigarettes you're going to smoke your brains out until january first until january first that's it if you do decide to make a new year's resolution for two thousand and thirteen the bottom line is you're probably not going to keep it so why not just resolve to try to be a better you every day of the year happy new year. found on the way it is the kaiser reports take on twenty twelve.
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i am ask eyes are welcome to the kaiser report in out twenty two hours a year in which the world suffered a major banker infestation anywhere you walked you stepped in banker fraud dropping stinking up the global economy. well we're going to talk about some ideas and stories that may actually help eradicate this unsanitary infestation problem stacy herbert yes max the banking rats are all over the place but their days may be numbered peer to peer lending boom could make banks obsolete the rise of peer to peer lender such as zopa and funding circle which directly match up for rooms in need of cash with investors and so-called crowd funding where small amounts are resort a large number of funders will challenge the nation's major financial institutions according to andrew haldane the bank's director of financial stability of course well the internet which makes this possible has been highly disruptive to
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a number of different industries the banks have been caught doing all kinds of bad things so the market is taking the industry in a new direction getting rid of the middleman getting rid of the banks to offer appear to be peer lending schemes but you know the banks will fight it and the banks will fight it just like the hollywood fights the innovations and the content business and the copyright business so for example in hollywood strip protect the monopoly positions of hollywood producers they have. transformed the internet from an interactive to a medium to a one way cable t.v. type model that's their goal so they're destroying this entire potential growth sector of the economy the internet to keep this the old style alive same thing for the banks they haven't.

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