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germany is a green dream morphs into a nightmare for the consumer as perks and handouts for a new energy billions to build. liars cheats i mean girls otherwise it wouldn't be the crisis of confidence a series of scandals leave the reputation of u.k. politicians at rock bottom british public saying they cannot be trusted securely when they are wrong. and the first ever attempt to legislate against the n.s.a. spying in the e.u. will see anyone illegally transferring data out of europe potentially hit with billions of euros in fines.
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from the entire r.t. news team a very good morning to you it's now ten am here in moscow. with your top headlines for this hour robin hood like subsidies for green power and driving the e.u. towards an energy crisis so this according to the europe's top utility for their problem but they say it's ultimately billions in handouts are killing innovation and competitiveness and the results for all to see let's bring them up for you here on the program looking at the cost of energy in the e.u. and elsewhere in china a kilowatt hour is going to cost you around seven cents in america it's a few cents more double it though and you've got france although there is some savings going on there due to nuclear power they're almost double that again no we're talking germany twenty seven cents per hour that's well four times higher
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than china well needless to say that is bad news for industry at a time when the e.u. desperately needs to get back on its feet certainly economically speak. germany has found a way around it instead of taxing businesses and factories it puts the entire burden of subsidies on ordinary households and as artie's peter all of a found out families are having a very tough time keeping up with the green lobbies appetites. well their. support for green energy is anchored in the german psyche it gets back even when it harms us that hurt is being felt in germany pockets right now i went to meet one billion mother he's finding paying for power a real problem. in. one day or so it almost doubled two hundred zeros it was not possible for me to pay across europe energy prices for homes have risen by seventeen percent over the last four years one of the reasons for price
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rises is the subsidies being paid out for solar and wind energy germany is set to spend five hundred fifty billion euro on a plan to take eighty percent of its power from renewables over the next thirty seven years those costs being passed on to the consumer that's why it's being sold on the message that it's either wind energy or radioactive catastrophe this plays on these fears and makes money for the wind energy providers after the fukushima nuclear disaster germany increased its commitments to ditch atomic power this is seen more coal power plants having to be built to take up the slack the increasing cost is causing problems for manufacturers from the our industry is suffering big companies may decide that it's just too expensive and look to relocate. despite remaining heavily reliance on coal as a source of power germany sees itself as
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a trailblazer of renewable energy but that innovation comes at a cost to both the consumer and to the country's industry peter all over r.t. . of the german government is reconsidering its subsidy program with angola merkel expected to look at how the hand outs exactly work for now although he continues to build his arteries kitty pilgrim explains as consumers continuously see their utility bills rise the conflict between competitive business and the. us is escalating the decisions to subsidize selected technologies have our energy prices so for example we rein in on germany for now then subsidies for renewable energy all right to get around sixteen billion euros a year and that's rising and in total says the introduction that sixty billion there now the value of you tell it is on global stock exchanges all over the e.u.
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have gone from around one trillion euros in two thousand and eight to lessen hoth of that now so as a consequence it's perhaps not surprising to me that investors are losing interest now german utility company they seen their share price drop seventy five percent since their peak in around two thousand and seven and this is what we see of the company has to say about that and on impress the top so while the energy companies are losing patience sam money the environmentalists will they are pleased but the question is can they global economy and the average consumer afford renewable right now war can it afford not to. the host of venture capital right there oh. and while europe's economy continues to struggle we look at an old tons of if to the west's receding financial domination russian and indian leaders gathering right here in moscow seeking to provide more credibility to a push for a multi polo world. for the meantime here on the british public
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thinking that politicians rarely tell the truth and are unlikely to own up if they make mistakes recent polls showing just how little faith people in the u.k. that they elect to represent them so we sent our aussies laura smith onto the streets of london to find. cash for questions selling access to the prime minister and of course m.p.'s abusing their expense accounts a story that just keeps on giving all of these scandals and more have come together to undermine the moral capital of politicians and the amount of trust the able to command with the public a poll done earlier this year said britons think politicians tell the truth less than all real estate agents don't and nicholas allen co-author of a new book on ethics and politics says this creeping loss of trust goes right to the heart of the legitimacy of all governments and there is
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a perception i think that politicians have. become less and less onerous less ethical in the way they conduct they say politics if people perceive politicians to be generally immoral and dishonest the politicians are going to lose a certain amount of moral authority politicians governments need a moral authority if they're going to lead the public lead society down quite difficult policy parts the times we live in to mond difficult policy poets raising the pension age paying taxes to pay off the deficits everything to do with. they all require a real moral authority something politicians arguably just don't have as i found out outside their offices over there in port house politicians. remember the wiser would be there with you for the more i think it's a group of people away from the barman. frostiness the. pains
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became something on how i come across or how. i suspect in general i know very much the government is trying to do something about it focusing on the greatest transparency with money how politicians spend misspent cash but dr alan spined. a falling on stony ground rather touching the old people in the u.k. really wants is to know that when a politician says he or she will do something they'll do it and that could be the hardest thing of old for the political class. still to come here this morning another country where politicians are warning public trust very thin. in this camp out in the streets and clashed with riot police over government cuts and soaring unemployment they say the protests will not stop until there's real change. in syria but for the state board costs there are too afraid to appear on television
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after their colleagues are targeted by rebels trying to stop the government's message from getting out of that story also coming your way in just a few minutes. but for now with europe and america struggling brick houses are looking to take up some of the economic slack for the russian and indian presidents are meeting right here in moscow to try and prove that power is shifting to other parts of the world let's get more on this now with a really good are joining us live here on the program a really interesting stuff indeed a good morning to you morning that is right of course both countries are members of the bric school longer it's and those are the countries that comprise roughly that cover we're roughly one sixth off the planet landmass they are also countries which are populated by about half of the world's total population so definitely a force to be reckoned with brazil russia india china and south africa are also the
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countries that are saying enough with the single polar a model of the world that we have been living with for the last century or so there are other countries for example like the ones i've just mentioned which should be there which should be taken into consideration and new things are needed multi-polar world is something to be consists something to consider strongly and though that's what the countries are essentially working on of course the primary focus is finances for example they are dealing the how they are the are dealing doing business in local currencies depending on the countries so that is just one example of where the brics countries are trying to change the way. the world has been doing business at least in the last several hundred years. as you say indian finance ministers meeting their russian counterparts here in moscow as many people know india is one of the fosters surging economies in the world certainly one of the biggest importers and consumers of oil that says an awful lot indeed but when
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it comes to india's role with the brics and with today's negotiations can you tell us more on that yes of course and in fact india has just gotten quite a high rating from transparency international which called india one of the world's most transparent countries and in fact it's the most open among the brics countries and of course india along with china are our two most populous. that just recently india's neighbor china has just said that we need to do away with the american way of thinking and america has been along with its dollar idea dragging the world down instead of trying to lift it up and support it and india is certainly is is surely going to jump on that bandwagon along with china and that's part of the reason why the union officials are in moscow today but when the officials get together every night when they're talking economics there's no surprise to some if not many that politics often get on the table as well and the behind closed doors well can you
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expect absolutely of course politics and geopolitics you look at the map you see india and then you next to it you see not just china which has mentioned a lot but also pakistan and afghanistan so obviously the two issues there are the two issues that are hot on the on the plate are the battle with the drug trafficking and of course terrorism that's definitely where moscow and delhi are going to put their heads together and figure out a new way to deal with these problems all right. thank you for that. now still to come for you here on the program on odds he thought of mud. rain country police allegedly dead an opposition activist a new wave of pro reform protests that's coming up after the break with the rest of the top headlines for this.
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number the first time i saw fox and i came into being after i left the united states to live abroad when i first saw it i just thought what is this this is opinion t.v. there are no facts at all it's just opinion i personally i was really shocked at what has happened to my country because there's no news in this there's news station you know if you if you click around or you go through you know the major news websites i mean it tends to be the same story to a certain a certain level or degree and not much new information and clearly you know this business model you know that it's not a secret is to. carry a conservative republican agenda and their major goal if you watch their show is to really make sure obama doesn't succeed as a democrat so it's a business model they made a decision. thank
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you for joining us here on r t today brussels is expected to finalize a new set of rules aimed at stopping the transfer of e.u. data to countries is the first attempt at legislation in reaction to the revelations of whistleblower edward snowden and the measure would make. america's secret court orders powerless forcing companies no choice but to comply with european laws now fines running into billions of euros are designed to discourage anyone from violating the new law snowden's findings actually forced e.u. political groupings to reach agreement over an issue that caused a two year gridlock now among the priorities of the new law is that limiting data
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collection to the minimum necessary are also protecting an individual's right to erase any private information stored online and m i five agent annie marshawn she thinks there's still an awful lot of room for improvement when it comes to that of protecting privacy i do think it's good a step it's certainly something that the european community tried to do over ten years ago they tried to do two years ago beat out that by washington and edward snowden's disclosures ensured that they now have to do it one would hope as brazil is doing that we would look at how in europe we can protect our communications infrastructure the hardware that the base of everything we use because if we can't trust that at the moment we can't because it's very much under u.s. control then we have some serious problems it could also be a very good business opportunity for european countries to develop their infrastructure and start using things like open source software so that they're not u.s. dependent and i think that might be the way to go in europe certainly to protect
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ourselves against this. regis and snooping that we've seen over the last few years from the n.s.a. . well at quarter past the hour here in the russian capital the date has been set for the long awaited peace conference on syria the so-called geneva two talks will start now on the twenty third of november at the government of bashar al assad has reiterated its willingness to take part though stressing it will not negotiate with terrorists now it all comes after thirty people were killed in a suicide truck bombing of an army checkpoint that happened just outside the syrian city of hama the blast said a nearby fuel tanker on fire causing several more explosions and inspired an army installation being the target most of the dead were civilians and just earlier sixteen more people were victims of a blast just on the outskirts of damascus the capital there remains the main objective for opposition fighters who do often target civilians and as artie's fall asleep reports they are also seemingly bent on scaring and killing those who belong
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to the state media establishment in. manado. these pictures were long time coming syria's state t.v. hit quarters in flames the attack occurred just hours after rebel groups warned they challenged damascus with mortars. you know. i think their main goal is to intimidate people to stop us from hooking they want us to think twice about working for syrian t.v. like other employees of syrian state t.v. this woman is afraid to show her face she is one of the names listed in this web site set up by the rebels and each a name and photograph is the word one tid those with crosses through them are people who have already been killed. the irony is that those who make t.v. are now too afraid to appear on this video editor was given an ultimatum either come work for us the rebels threatened or we'll kill you he managed to escape but
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a few weeks ago he came home to the message we ever you are you dog of the. we will find you painted on his front door in this with this i've lost the feeling of fear after i saw a man beheaded in front of me and mortar shells falling all around you forget what fear is but the pain and heartbreak remain idea buses brother ali kamel was an editor in chief of the syrian news agency he was killed by four bullets shot at close range after masked gunmen broke into his home. the strange thing is that we were never afraid for him we were afraid for my other brothers quine the army without our lives a civilian he would be safe but they kill him because they don't want anybody to tell the truth even just those appearing on t.v. are being threatened they call couple of time to adjust to say that your
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body will be shut off long they haven't they said we know who you are we know the location we cannot kill you we cannot cut your head from the body you are. this is what they say exactly the fear for many is that this list is long there were many names on it and scenes like this could well be repeated until every last one of them is to be shared policy r.t. damascus syria. of course you can always go online for many more stories including for this hour that of underground runaway a scare in the moscow metro as a driver falls out of a train to his death leaving a dozen parked carriages hurtling on to the next station with nobody behind the wheel those details on the website right now. as well as a story of banking goliath j.p. morgan that is set to pay out of record thirteen billion dollars to settle criminal proceedings into an alleged information cover up that helped to plunge the global
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economy into crisis is also one line for you right now. well if you're going to watch any college face this time you know it. was. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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black large white kids. get a break from the tree. of . life from moscow it's a role research i thanks for joining us today i'm very protesters in italy a continuing rallies against a fresh round of government cuts camping out in the streets of the capital tens of thousands taking part in a weekend marches which did turn violent at one point and see right here the crowds were throwing rocks and bottles of the finance ministry building of course they then went head to head with the police the demonstrators saying they won't relent until they get an official reaction to their plight and italian politics expert james walston he warns that more unrest could certainly be looming with very different social groups all united now and their anger against politicians. they want to mobilize the city so this would lease is going on probably go on in
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different ways for a long time not so many people from the employers to the trade unions to different political parties and very strong protests from young people various sorts who said we do not like the government we just like the budget we want a recovery budget we want to growth budget this is what they are complaining they complain about the same thing is the employers who come on the usual situation but that's what we. there is illusory situation. by blasts in baghdad opening up. where at least thirty nine were killed and over fifty injured in three bomb attacks across baghdad on sunday evening in the worst of them a car full of explosives was driven into a cafe in a mainly shia district killed thirty seven other lives then claimed by roadside
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bombs there has been a noticeable increase in violence in recent months more than six thousand killed just in this year. to cairo police arresting fifty five students off of security forces fired tear gas at crowds of young supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi. and about their sense of prestigious it's lawmaking university with strong links to the muslim brotherhood it is the second day of one arrest in cairo and the university is close to a. protest camp that was ultimately demolished in august. and let's turn our attention to the bush fires that are continuing to rage out of control in southeastern australia a new south wales is the worst hit state has declared an emergency now after at least two hundred homes have been destroyed dry winds and soaring temperatures could only make things worse in the coming days hundreds of people already evacuated one man killed while he was attempting to protect his house and so far
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the fire is the worst in the region in decades. nearly time for cross talk for now though a pro reform protesters spilling onto the streets of bahrain's capital this after the death of an opposition activist and they accuse regime forces of killing hussein the beeb but already being sentenced in absentia fifteen years in prison for speaking out against the government of the gulf country has witnessed regular demonstrations. more than two years as the opposition accuses the monarchy refusing to talk about reforms sophie shevardnadze discuss the prospects of the uprising with a prominent activist there is a taste of what's coming up at nine thirty am g.m.t. . that's is anarchy i mean a for looking at the situation right now where we have a crackdown almost on a daily basis where we have people getting arbitrarily arrested from their homes during night raids where we have children being picked off the streets where we
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have people attacked with tear gas inside their homes where torture is from is that not in itself a form of anarchy we don't really have a system that is you know governed by a legal system there are no laws basically the police are free to do what they want government officials are free to do what they want in my opinion that is anarchy in itself. or it is a nearly half past ten in the morning here in moscow and nearly two thirty am in new york time next for cross talk with people.
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it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of field detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tearing conspiracy fraud extortion and tax crimes while the mayor the prosecutor say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge you could fix him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because the. feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor is an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but that's
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just my. pillow and welcome across town for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle is real journalism a thing of the past and much of the western world in the name of security challenging the official media message of the elites is often met with serious threats and reprisals whistleblowers are damned and made to feel severe consequences what we may know is a deafening echo chamber warning all to get in line. to cross out the state of journalism i'm joined by david swanson in charlottesville
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he is an author and radio host who works for roots action dot org and in san francisco we cross to robert rosenthal he is the executive director of the center for investigative reporting all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want robert if i can go to you first in san francisco what is the state of investigative journalism in light of all of these affairs with whistleblowers and i don't have to name names because we all know they are. i think actually investigative reporter reporting in the united states is relatively healthy believe it or not even with the decline in the structure really of the business model and what's happened in this country is a lot of independent investigative reporting organizations have started up the center for investigative reporting as is the oldest actually and right now the largest. but there's a lot of interest in how do you sustain this kind of information information and investigative reporting the threats from the government which are real from the
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federal government have put a chill on not only the journalists but more importantly the whistleblowers but at the same time there are many many ways to get information and tell the stories that are out there but it also takes a lot of hard work and skill investigative reporting if it's going to be done really well and have credibility takes a lot of hard work knowledge and access most importantly to either documents or sources who can help guide you to the real story. david you know do we have any today woodward and bernstein because we know mr snowden approached the washington post with the washington post turned him down so what does that say about the washington post or what does it say about the the level of investigative reporting and i guess i'm so focused on national security here in this case well it tells you that the washington post like many major media outlets in the united states is too interested in power to subservient to statements from the gun.

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