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i. panic in frustration in cyprus the citizens struggle to hold on to their cash and politicians race against time to avoid default. the new chinese president heads to moscow for his first overseas trip as the country's leader with energy deals between two of the world's largest economies the focal point of discussions. cracks emerge in syria's main rebel group some opposition activists claim the blog is being guided by islamist radicals. welcome you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me andrey farm now anger and panic is spreading
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through cyprus with parliament set to vote on another plan to raise funds in order to secure a vital edu i.m.f. bailout loan and avoid a painful default and can probably have attempted to storm the parliament building anxious over possible job losses amid speculation the country's banks won't reopen after being paralyzed for a week and as artie's tests are still reports people are preparing for the worst. all of this panic this negativity started of course on the announcement over the weekend from brussels that in order to get a ten billion euro bailout package cyprus will have to cough up about five point eight billion in the suggestion to impose a tax on the pauses now ninety one percent of cypriots according to a poll have been against. we've seen protests on the streets of people angry really at the e.u. . and specifically a germany they feel of the country has been cornered into
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a position where they really have no choice but to take a very hard decision now here's what some of the cypriots feel right now towards europe. well the mood here in nicosia cyprus remains rather negative it seems of the people feel that they're receiving one bad news after another the latest being that the european central bank will only continue to provide liquidity to the country until monday and after that it will only continue to do so if there is an i.m.f. program in place now this means if there really is a cash problem on the ground cypriots going to be in the morning trying to get as much cash as they could some have told me that the limit on their cars and the amount that they could take for the change has been lowered we've also been speaking to some shopkeepers they're really having a problem big losses in their business and it's been a headache for them since this started. my business is down over seventy percent in
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just the last few days. are you really worried. and one of the direct effects of the financial predicament you can already feel on the ground here the size of it put up only. we really want to hold on to as much cash as they could as the banks will be closed until next week and really they're not confident that the banks will reopen when they govern. just to be safe you can see the signs if you don't have cash you won't get. to pay for all our people working here. something we have to play in cash so we. know as the political leaders along with the financial sector here try to figure out a way to maneuver the country out of this predicament people are simply sitting tight trying to hold on against it was much cash as they can because really for them their main concern is how to get through these next few days when they've already
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experienced being in limbo for the past week reporting from nicosia cyprus. following all the developments in the cypriot capital on her twitter feed she has the latest pictures from outside the parliament building there where protesters are gathering ahead of plan discussions. so as the clock ticks the cypress at least one rescue operation has evaporated the audience state and russia have failed to agree on any deal during the cypriot finance minister's visit to moscow more on this now let's cross live to. understand why the finance minister left empty handed why the talks filed. well we understand that the talks between russia's prime minister and the european delegation headed by her seven alberto's there will still continue but that will be without the cypriot finance minister who said he did not receive any help the help
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he was seeking in moscow and left the russian capital now the finance minister of russia in light and dust on the situation saying that the proposal by the cypriot finance minister to create a joint state company allowing russian access to the natural resources exploration fields on the island did not receive any interest from the russian investment companies and that's why the talks failed he also added that the matter of providing the cyprus with an emergency loan from russia was not even considered. simply for the fact that cyprus has a certain limit imposed by the european union on the loans it can get from other countries and by getting another loan from russia. it would have breached this limit and violated the internal economic agreements of the european union definity brussels remains probably the last solution for the cypriot ailing economy but it's
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not so easy here as well apart from all the regulations and all the limits that the e.u. has imposed on cyprus it also demands that cyprus must impose the much maligned deposit tax in order to receive the bailout fund for the bailout loan story and there is a certain dissent growing. now as the head of the parliament saying that the. parliament would probably will vote without considering the e.u. regulations and this leads many experts to believe that cyprus may even pull out from the euro zone in the. future because of all these regulations by the european union besides the bailout the bailout loan from the european european union as experts say would not solve the economic problems of the island completely that you can see it will still have to find some money elsewhere and that is the
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biggest question of course where it will find these this money on top of that old brussels has once again reiterated that even ahead of the talks in moscow that it doesn't need the russian capital in order to solve its domestic its internal economic problems so certainly with even without the finance minister we are in for some interesting and probably some difficult talks in moscow which are expected to start after one pm moscow time and will certainly update our viewers on the situation as we get it. leave it there for the moment thank you very much. reporting live from moscow. well chris and then pay from the left new forces party says it's pressure which is forcing cyprus to turn to russia for help. it was the mentality troika. come again and again in every country in which they try this he says with these policies that are unfair and unfeeling. and
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the problem question when are they going to stop and it seems that the worn. out i'll accept. from the side of troika and so we have to seek for a solution. not with troika but in another direction and one direction that is now they are in front of us we are more cultured and can be a lot safer and more reliable thing to do keep keep negotiating with troika churchill does nine months know that every day when it was he joined coming and going back and back and forth on the end maybe somewhere taking control. which is something that a lot this is what we call the people of cyprus at the moment comes think of why. the behavior of the troika is the way it has been in the last nine months and
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exactly in the last week even even even. catching the chinese windham russia's economic silence what russian president vladimir putin says he's aiming to take during landmark talks with his chinese counterpart in moscow sheeting paying selected russia for his first trip abroad since the shimming power early this month by sealing multi billion dollar deals the two are also hoping to bolster their common client in the world's arena as an isa now he explains. pushing two powers together a common goal to shift global balance is forging a tie between russia and china that could soon be unbreakable for a new chinese leader his first stop to moscow to something surely washington must notice but is brushing off you know they don't take it seriously at their own peril russia and china fellow brics major trade partners and team players at the u.n. security council were there too often stand up against intervention and to gresham
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moscow and beijing a scene really impacts of nato backed attacks and they don't want the instability that washington seeks in the middle east beijing and moscow want to do business china is booming and russia is right next door the potential for gas deals and pipelines are vast as soon as the two can agree on a nice russia also sees china as a way to diversify its economy like helping tap untouched water sources in the east and investing in the west now they could join forces on cooperation military that is the inevitable linking result of feet to tell us that even pacific commit that is is threatening china on one side and the nato increasing a military encircled in the pressure on the other side the more the us pushes its agenda in certain parts of the world the closer they push russia and china together that opens the door for growth and enormous economic ramifications the nations that
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make up the brics group may be divergent but experts now see they are much more than an acronym point by a guy at goldman sachs they all agree on the fundamentals we want a multiple of world we want to have more say on never seem to have political and when the world's biggest country finally joins head on with potentially the world's largest economy it could send shock waves straight to the heart of today's global order and this visit might just be the start and he's now a r.t. moscow. well prior to his visit to russia she described moscow as china's main most important partner c.c.t.v. correspondent chen why he says beijing is interested in boosting ties as much as. china and russia have already resolved its territorial disputes over the past few decades and also has been taking care of each other's core interest to me well the
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palouse world trade has been skyrocketing over the past few decades however having said that though there might be a lot of space for improvement and further promotion of developed world relations in terms of trade and economic ties for example some suggest that the goal of one hundred billion us dollars of bilateral trade by the year twenty thousand can be reached earlier. we'll be having a lot of reports on the russia china talks here throughout the day. for plenty of reaction and analysis. we'll be back shortly with more stories are. of the former u.s. secretary of state. that killed the u.s. ambassador in libya last september. plus the hunger strike in guantanamo bay it's forty fifth take a look at why the u.s. government hasn't closed the facility to some inmates with. just
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a few minutes. because no one. needs you might want to. be. gone for. almost. a right.
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well welcome back the hunger strike among lantana my bay prisoners has entered its forty fifth day a point that could become critical for inmates health according to doctors rights groups claim more than one hundred detainees are refusing food over mistreatment on the pentagon nine times the number is much lower the strike has brought the plight of prisoners back into the headlines at least one former u.k. resident is being kept there without charge police reports now on the british government's response r.t. turned to the u.k.
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foreign office for their position and we can have a listen to the statement that we received back right now the u.k. has long held that indefinite detention without review of a fair trial is unacceptable and we welcome president obama's continuing commitment to closing the detention facility at guantanamo bay and to maintain the lawful sustainable and principled regime for the handling of detainees. so quite an anodyne tax thread that sounds like it could be in some serious need of updating actually it refers to us president obama's continuing commitment to closing down the prison now the closure of guantanamo bay was actually one of us president obama's main campaign promises back in the two thousand and eight presidential election it's something he's spoken about a lot it's a promise he's made repeatedly yet half a decade later and nothing has happened in fact the only shutting down that's taken
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place recently is the closure of the government office that's charged with transferring the detainees and closing down the prison so just to recap in case that sounds in any way peculiar they've closed down the office that's meant to close down guantanamo bay and the british foreign office supports this continuing commitment to shutting down the facility shakir amma has been languishing at guantanamo bay for over eleven years now and quite astonishingly this is a man who's never been charged with any wrongdoing he's never been put on trial he's been cleared for release twice yet he's still there the british government's efforts to negotiate his release have been few they've been feeble and most importantly they've been completely and utterly fruitless so the red cross human
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rights watch amnesty international they've all expressed frustration that they haven't been allowed to visit detainees they condemned was been taking place at the facility for over a decade now but at the same time over here in the u.k. there's been a little more than a peep from the mainstream media both about shakar amma and about guantanamo bay in general with this little awareness of the situation shachar armors future is very much uncertain. meanwhile it appears that a prisoner mistreatment is not so rare in the usa if you had to r.t. dot com you can see how one inmate was restrained and then pepper sprayed before being left unattended at a jail in maine there is a link to the footage on our website. president obama's middle east tour has resulted in mixed feelings both in israel and palestine with no tangible results despite his calls for peace palestinians who greeted the u.s. leader with protests were disappointed by his show of unwavering allegiance to
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israel and lack of pressure over the issue of settlements obama was restrained on the problem was more strained on the problem before saying that stopping settlement construction should not be a precondition for peace talks at a meeting with the palestinian leader as for israel during his two days there a bomb a seemingly thawed frosty relations with the country's prime minister the signs of disagreement on issues like iran were still abundant. so. let's get more reaction now showy to obama's visit we can go live to ramallah to talk to a big corp the palestinian political and social activist thank you very much for being with us today here an r.t. firstly what is the feeling in pakistan following barack obama's visit. well again i think obama proved to be a very good speaker he gave a great speech yesterday but again palestinians do not expect wars they expect
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actions and in terms of action obama has been the most pro israeli president u.s. president in history the american administration kept supporting israel military diplomatically economically and that's exactly what palestinian question how can a president who wants to promise peace. i take one side and stand on the side of. rested and keeps a grand thing from support unconditional support while ignoring the palestinian life like he indeed mentioned some of the injustices palestinians faced but at the same time he is the one who is totally complicit under sponsible in those in creating those injustices and in maintaining those injustices. what obama reiterated didn't his commitment to the two state solution but you think there will be any real movement on this issue following his his visit.
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came to promise us and that's actually what we all expected if he came to promise us twenty another twenty years of negotiation endless affair of negotiation this is of course something the palestinians will reject and they did just that and many of them took to the streets to say no to obama's the administration policy towards the middle east and to say no to not get round of negotiation twenty years of negotiation have they given nothing to the palestinian have changed totally that. on the ground the number of of settlers in the west bank tripled in those twenty years continuous repression of the palestinian people landed up confiscation house demolitions displacement of people continued and actually anyone i invite anyone to come and see the ality on the ground the two thirds solution that obama is applauding all the time is that is the clear there is no way to reach
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a two state solution israel has that work intensively to create facts on the ground face going on with impunity all its violation where the face of the silence around the world especially from the american administration not only silence but also backing the israeli continuous violation of international law and our holy ality on the ground has created palestinians who live here and see the reality on the ground will not boils on the sword of. justice in the middle east we can certainly understand the feeling the palestinian feeling from what you are saying there but to be further obama he condemned in the israeli settlement expansion although he i mean he did call it counterproductive but his position did seem more strained more strained didn't it than before for example he didn't call for construction to freeze why do you think that was. yeah well i think first here when he talked about the settlements he only used the wall
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the world that they are not constructive i think it's beyond they are today against international law. and day i think it is defending from this because he understands that israel is not willing to free settlements it did not and never friess that and once and i think obama is still going on with the same perspective that. israel needs to be bribed and flattered and given more privileges and support in order to retreat rather than placing pressure on israel and placing sanctions on israel to make israel adhere to the international law that's the main problem we have with the american administration and with many international community leaders who think that if they give more privileges to israel and they have tried this actually method for years and decades and they did not quote what we say asked by listing and is there is a serious need for taking concrete actions forward placing sanctions on israel for
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placing important and concrete and serious pressure on israel and not keep treating israel as a normal country and even of normal country that deserve continued continuous privileges from different governments around the world there is a need for sanctions and boycott and you know isolating of apartheid. because it's going on very much and not right. and out of time or do apologize but thank you very much for giving us your thoughts here in our say that was because the palestinian political activist life from ramallah. at least forty two people including a top sunni muslim preacher have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in central damascus the blast occurred with the mosque packed with worshippers who had gathered for evening prayers more than eighty people were injured in the explosion which authorities suspect targeted the cleric bootie a staunch supporter of president bashar al assad is the first time since the start
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of the uprising there's been a suicide attack in a mosque reporter. has that. the most shocking. details that after they discovered another bomb which is the daughter of the mosque and. happily the happy news that it wasn't exploded. they managed to dissolve it it's inside the mosque. which is one of the most important schooled in syria and one of the most important one in the islamic word he is the one who was targeted mainly because. he was considered a supporter. of the syrian government and he made some strong speeches every friday trying to convince people to join the army and the fight for their country and he was he was under a lot of threats around the time of the and said i dressed in syria but he insisted
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on his and his position and did not change into becoming one of this one of the people who were. with the address. now days after claiming to have infiltrated the email account of a former secretary of state hillary clinton an anonymous online hack and has claimed another victim venture capitalist. earlier this week confidential e-mails were leaked linking the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador in benghazi last september to other terrorists in the region assays and blake has been putting the pieces of the puzzle together. in these e-mails they go back to september twelfth two thousand and twelve and stretch into february sixteenth of this year and that's a couple of months leaving the day after the benghazi terrorist attacks and the day after those benghazi terrorist attacks happened but the americans still didn't know what was happening and it took days and weeks actually for us the government the united nations the obama administration for everyone to get their story straight but what we see in these documents actually put together
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a couple pieces of the puzzle if everything proves to be correct the sources that were reaching out to secretary clinton last year and into this year were were taking insurgent groups of militant islamic groups in algeria and linking them with not just the attack in benghazi on september eleventh but with the hostage situation that we saw back in january of this group that would be the most are directly linked with al qaida and it's really putting together all sorts of pieces that we haven't seen from the benghazi testimonies this group for fellows to actually make up this information he did a very good job because it looks very convincing once you get over the fact that it's in comic sans and not paint a backdrop but there's lots of reasons he could do that you know if this is the person who the authorities believe it is there's a very good reason that they they went ahead and did as many things they possibly could do to cover up their stuff such as forging these documents but copying them
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into a different font into a different backdrop that it's a very common way to cover up their tracks which really would allude the authorities to some degree. and coming up next they are not so you take a look at the everyday life of rebel fighters in the oil rich niger delta. jorge rios an argentinian student at seventeen other similar students from foreign countries all paid a private company between three thousand and four thousand dollars so that they get to take part in a u.s. state department work study program he was promised forty hours of work per week at a common fast food restaurant with a decent salary but the reality he claims was quite different he was actually only given around four hours of work per week what was expected to be on call twenty four seven like a surgeon i guess in case of some burger emergency he says he was forced to live in
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accommodations that were provided by the restaurant real six plane that he had to sleep in a child sized bunk bed in a basement with seven other people in filthy conditions and for this service he had to pay the restaurant three hundred dollars a month overall real swallowed up paying the burger joint to work for them what a way to not make a living though this story sounds funny on the surface many foreigners in work and study and work in travel programs do experience exploitation upon arrival in the usa i've even personally met some of them so i know but more than that in a time when millions of americans are struggling to put food on the kitchen table why are companies searching for thousands of exploitable foreigners to work for two dollars an hour cheaper it is corporate greed and their absolute disrespect for americans that allows this to happen just pay the extra two dollars and have americans work for you to cheap corporate pigs precious my opinion.
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