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the president's speech says russia is not seeking to dominate the world and is capable of defending itself to protect its values. the european parliament resolution france ukraine's you ten on the association agreement a huge missed opportunity think the e.u. should use all its power to persuade kiev to sign up. its democracy and revolution it's a nationalistic coup they instigate people to break the law i'm going to talk to the demonstrators who are being overlooked. also that israel and saudi arabia reportedly tag common interests in the middle east after falling out with washington on syria and iran.
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from the studio center here in moscow which just turned eleven pm this is international the russian president has championed traditional valley's of the state of the nation address and stressed the country can defend itself if need be that it be a wide range of topics in his speech from the economy to international politics and i was listening to what the top man in the kremlin had to say. it's traditionally become the place to be to find out the president's vision of the president and his plans for the future every year russia's top politicians businessmen economists and elites gather at the kremlin to listen to address firsthand just returned from there as well and here are some of the key points. had to me russia. has to stop protecting its traditional values. we know that
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there are even more people around the globe who support our position in terms of ensuring traditional values these are the values of traditional family and the value of human life including religious life that is not only material life but also spiritual of course this is a conservative position but the point of conservatism is not that it hinders the movement forward and upward but that it precludes the movement backwards and downwards back towards chaos and a barbaric state. diplomacy was another point in the president's speech or specifically recent breaks loose with syrian chemical weapons and the rein in nuclear programming many analysts to greet these are examples that diplomacy still works by the time when russia. suggested. the process of chemical disarmament stars in syria. very few countries in the world were keen to
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support the so-called obama option which would have been yet another bombing of yet another country so i think this is a very important lesson. lesson on how prices of this stuff should be sold u.s. plans to build an anti missile defense system in europe one of the biggest sticking points in moscow's relationship with washington was of course also talked about the president's message was simple without a threat from iran what's the point of building it moscow does see the shield as a threat to its national security and putin says powering up russia's military is one of the ways to protect against it. you know when you look at what you do see it unless it was more sinister that it's no country should harbor illusions of achieving military dominance over russia we will never let it happen russia is ready to meet those challenges both political and technological that we've got all the potential needed our military doctrine as well as our military equipment allow us without
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a doubt to ensure russia's security finally it referring to the current situation in ukraine which you said moscow respects the desire of those partners who want to be closer to the e.u. as long as decisions aren't made by hotheads and are based on dialogue. moscow. you can always learn more about vladimir putin speech today on our website all the highlights and analysis is there for you on r.t. dot com. european parliament is adopt as a resolution saying europe needs to do more to strengthen ties with its eastern partners this comes amid the three weeks long pro e.u. rallies in the ukrainian capital artist paul scott is in kiev. on thursday members of the european parliament passed a resolution urging for more to be done to help integrate what it calls needs of european partners now he says they should be using all the tools at its disposal including aid trade these are waivers and energy security projects in
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a more strategic and flexible policy while the resolution says that ukrainian president viktor yushchenko beeches decision to postpone plans to sign the e.u. association agreement was a major missed opportunity however this all comes on the day the president yannick overage sent a government delegation to brussels to try to negotiate on the deal which he says in its current form would simply be too damaging to the iranian economy which is fragile right now despite the odds it hasn't stopped washington saying it could hit the country with sanctions if violence returns to the streets of kiev what are strong message was on the ground all policy options including sanctions are on the table and our view but obviously that still is being evaluated while the mood amongst the protesters seems to be as defiant as ever my colleague alexy our chefs kate is in the crowds behind me we're now outside one of the barricades which was installed to separate the protest square the heart of the protest and the rest of
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the ukrainian capital it is no bigger and stronger than before you can judge i'm one hundred eighty six centimeters high and this barricade is almost twice taller than me let me just cross the wall to show you how thick it is these guys are here to keep a twenty four hour watch over the barricade and guess another police attack happens just follow me here. and the part of the barricade it's made of these bags which have snow inside them and it's not melting surprisingly despite the temperatures in kiev now rising above zero now in the twenty four hours i've been here i've heard complaints from the local taxi drivers that this barricade is creating something of a traffic nightmare for the locals but also i heard statements coming from the government it's also creating economic problems for the country but that's not the focus of the protest here obviously the mood here is very much to find that people are willing to stay here as long as it takes for the government to resign and for the president to step down they even set up something off campfires over here to
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keep themselves warm and if we go over here you'll see the tent camp the ever present tent camp in the independence square which is now sinking the crane in anthem thousands of people i feel here they're protesting and i'm willing to go anywhere for the last twenty four hours it has been pretty much peaceful but you can never rule out anything when it comes to ukraine and there might be another attempt to disperse the crowd anytime of course the situation is stance but we are watching how the developments are unraveling here. and amid the many voices of support from washington for what they call the ukrainian opposition's fight for democracy geopolitical expert richard becker doesn't buy into these statements it's clear that the what the united states government is after is regime change in the ukraine and it has nothing to do with what they say they're concerned about that is you know through her rights and they're not this was you know we saw that and still . function of the occupy movement and dozens if not hundreds the cities carried out
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in an organized way were needed way. by the federal government against people who are usually focusing here and now we hear. these kind of statements coming when in the ukraine it's clear that the leaders that are trying to overthrow the government they're not. gaijin peaceful protests they are engaged in a process which they hope will bring about regime change and in their campaign they have the full backing of the u.s. and nato. well ukraine is always face a deep divide with the west gravitating towards europe while in the east ties with russia have traditionally been stronger and their rallies a falling short of the mass media attention as a teaser in the ripples. it's new it's hip it's exciting it's a revolution and like moths to a flame the bright lights of rebellion are drawing in western politicians political
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has been to even homegrown rock stars all keen to breathe the air of change tasty pictures in the fashionable message the foreign media is having a blast to the chest is here feel they're fighting for the future of the country pro european protesters clashing with police they saw these agreements as a chance to open ukraine up to european business ideas rule of law standards here in my done has received a massive amounts of airtime in mass media both at home and abroad but this will fact is the opinion of people here is not necessarily representative of the opinion in all of ukraine here's the other side of ukraine's protests the invisible one they may go unnoticed by the media but thousands of people are rallying in many cities. right on traded to join the e.u. and opposition instead of taking students and schoolchildren to the square should sit down at the negotiation table and help find the best solution for our country.
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and we've gathered to say no to the orange threat they captured buildings brought the work of the government is unacceptable and will only home ordinary people. the message doesn't fit the pretty picture of a trend a revolution. that if you think it's democracy and revolution it's a nationalist the coup they instigate people to break the law they want to grab power and their ukraine apart just. like the people yelling ukraine is europe in capitals independence square these people have been looking at the possible consequences of the trade deal with europe stuff is america ready and we don't want our utility payments to rise and pensions and salaries frozen. on. for cheap labor or to buy their products unlike the protests in kiev these rallies aren't marred by the presence of masked men or radical slogans or tumbling monuments and because for
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the media if it bleeds it leads only telegenic revolution gets a chance to be heard and seen in kiev. r.t. . israel and saudi arabia are reportedly cementing an unlikely partnership with both countries increasingly alienated by their longtime ally america washington's diplomatic approach to syria and iran has fallen foul of israeli and saudi interests in the region what is going to judge her reports. the two countries saudi arabia and israel found themselves in one boat in their frustration over washington israel and saudi arabia hate the nuclear deal that the u. was now the world power struck with iran israel is very vocal about it the saudis are a little bit more restrained but the saudi intelligence chief said there would be a major shift in dealings with the us saudi arabia wanted the u.s.
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to go all in on syria the u.s. instead went along with russia's proposal and cut a deal with the syrian leadership to get rid of chemical weapons there saudi arabia and israel are very suspicious of each other the saudis oppose the creation of the jewish state they support the palestinian cause so it's too early to speak of friendship but washington definitely brought them closer together at least in their desire to threaten war saudi arabia is now reportedly working with israel on a plan to attack iran it reportedly gave israel the green light to use its airspace in the case of a strike and pledged assistance here in washington these where the a lobby is fighting what they describe as a tendency in the u.s. to disengage from the middle east the apac meeting was all about it they talked about how war fatigue in the u.s. could be a reason for washington to want to be less involved in regional affairs they saw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary as a signal pointing in that direction of course the obama administration quickly
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reassured everybody that the u.s. will not stop interfering in the affairs of the region but israel and saudi arabia are not so sure at this point or they don't see the kind of interference that they would want to see i'm going to shut down in washington or. earlier we spoke with a saudi prince who defected from the royal family calling them in the press of regime he believes the u.s. is prepared to sacrifice the integrity of regional lunches for its strategic interests. yeah let's have a bit later pilot but i believe the main reason for the change in america's alliances in the middle east is the issue of the iranian nuclear program and that's a shift in the u.s. approach to iran from one of confrontation to one of containment this is the main reason even if it does come at the expense of america's strategic allies like saudi arabia and israel it is of utmost importance to the u.s. and its interest in the middle east not a u.s. foreign policy takes care of its own interests but our strategic alliances with
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israel under nonpermanent alliances like with saudi arabia the american interests are much more important to washington than alliances let's not forget that saudi arabia and israel always need washington support militarily and on the intelligence level as well as in many other aspects they need the usa and they rely on it. israel and saudi arabia pursue controversial policies and siding with them will tarnish washington's reputation that's according to professor of politics stevens in. israel is in violation of. the whole number of the international legal norms you know ongoing occupation and colonization occupied territories there are periodic assaults on civilian population centers and neighboring lands there there you have our leash and the un security council resolutions will court rulings that sort or other i mean we've seen as a pariah state and to have the united states closely allied with israel many people are recognizing actually does the united states more harm than good and similarly
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saudi arabia is an incredibly repressive regime was as much as we complain now with some reason of course. like a human rights and in iran for example the human rights abuses in saudi arabia are far worse for concern about so-called fundamentalism. a much more repressive than theocratic than the saudis. international law from moscow would be twenty four hours a day still ahead in the program extending a helping hand to fall with the u.k. set to please its foreign aid budget that's not going down well with those still trying to make ends meet at. the boston extends its surveillance operation just weeks off to shaming the u.s. for its monitoring practices would it fails for you right after the break.
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this is the magic of the automobile to connote. freedom particularly in american pop culture the automobile has always been the icon of freedom i see that ford motor company is going to market a mustang for the globe so that they can export america's idea of the open road and freedom to places like china where the air pollution is so thick it's wafting into the lobbies of buildings and people are falling. dropping like flies because of the mustang because a ford motor company environmental cost proponent and propagator. right. first rate. and i think.
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on our reporters. with britain improving its economic growth these days there's money in the bank and now there are plans to spend more of it on foreign aid because all these lower smith reports the motions puzzling some who believe the funds will be better spent on the needs of the country's taxpayers britain's economy is growing better than expected so mole money and pockets to relieve some of the misery at home lift people out of poverty help them pay their heating bills but controversially and despite cuts and hardship at home the more positive figures will also mean increasing the amount the u.k. sends abroad in foreign aid not because that's more suffering in the world but to
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meet an obituary target no point seven percent of national income the british government seems set on increasing amount of money sending in overseas aid merely for the sake of meeting a particular target not is talk of driven roth a policy driven which is the exact the worst kind of way to set policy but we think it's irresponsible of the british government at the time with money it's very tight for everyone for families on the government to be sending more and more taxpayer money abroad particularly. when a lot of the current defeat budget is not being spent very well money gets lost through fraud money is being spent in congress whose bridge even have their own aid programs to other countries it means sending a billion pounds more over the next five years and where's that money going well over the last five years nigeria has received more than a billion pounds from the british taxpayer it's got its own space program and is
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mired in corruption an estimated several billion pounds are stolen from the states every year by corrupt officials and politicians and india also trying to push a man in space they get two hundred eighteen million pounds a year from britain and they've got their foreign aid program worth one point three billion dollars the g.a.c. accountability report shows the u.k. already spends more percentage wise on foreign aid than any of the g eight country and the greatest irony britain is still borrowing billions of pounds every month and now growth is on the up it will be borrowing more than it has to just to give us a way. in the meantime or do become a move admitted he has concerns about public sector pay restraints were sponsors politicians assert for an eleven percent rise in wages the premier himself has expressed surprise at the ruling but the parliamentary watchdog in charge claims
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the move won't cost the taxpayer a single penny or two sort of first reports we've got the report from the independent parliamentary standards authority or as the name that was released today will take you see some of the proposals because at the heart of this is what it's a call a one off pay uplift which would take m.p.'s pay from sixty think thousand pounds as it stands right now to seventy four thousand pounds now that would come into effect in may two thousand and fifteen but of course you talk about m.p.'s getting a pay rise and you get a predictable response from many members of the public perhaps surprisingly many politicians criticising the idea of a pay rise at this time including the prime minister who warned the body to rethink that decision of any proposed pay rise now it's going to be a bit careful with this because it's set up in the wake of the expenses scandal and
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so what they're saying is that actually these proposals a cost neutral to the taxpayer it won't cost the taxpayer any more and that's because they say they're trying to curb. benefits and pensions and if you look at the statement that was released today with the report from its chairman he said that for the first time m.p.'s pensions will be set independently and away from the deals cooked up in westminster with sweeping away the out of date and overly generous benefits the proposals today really have set it's there on a collision course with politicians who are going to be complaining about this saying it's absolutely outrageous that this should happen at this time so it's going to be very interesting to see how the fallout from these proposals plays out . france has boosted the extent of its surveillance capabilities just weeks off the lashing out at the u.s. for its global spying program data that was previously only accessible to intelligence agencies on the grounds of terrorism will now be available to
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a range of ministries including finance defense and interior the surveillance can also be carried out for the protection of national economic and scientific interests along with national security and organized crime well the laws being greeted with fierce public criticism benjamin some type of civil liberties advocates says that the french are legalizing exactly what n.s.a. leaker edward snowden have been warning about the current government which has emerged in both legislative courts say it was just. some way somehow a way to legalize what is already down and that was what frightened us most because it really looks like i can allege what's noted in the. show this about about the mass surveillance of the french states and other states on their own population communications that's really frightening usually. when you have los to defend something. defending the scientific or economy.
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of a country it's protected by the low but it's limited by justice system like with a judge and with a trial here we got a new study authorities which are totally independent don't have to publicize anything so there could be many illegal interception of communications and we would never know about it. the syrian opposition is denying media reports that a top rebel military commander was forced out of the walls and by radical islamists the syrian national coalition claims that generals actually going away for talks with opposition factions in neighboring turkey well this comes as the stage is finally set for a key international conference on syria following months of diplomatic bickering and he will take place next month in switzerland where delegates from damascus and the western backed opposition will sit at the same table but
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a spokesman for the main syrian armed rebel group told us that the summit will not influence events on the ground. the opposition delegates do not represent the syrian people they are simply proxies for regional and international powers these are people without any history in the struggle against the syrian regime they are nothing but proxies and the syrian people will reject them. the city council in dallas texas has introduced a new law putting the brakes on the fracking industry it essentially means the drilling of wells will move from residential areas and leave comes off to texans voiced major concerns that shale gas drilling is putting both of them and their homes at risk states being shaken by a string of earthquakes in the past few months with scientists suggesting nearby drilling might have caused the seismic activity environmentalist mcchord was at the council meeting and agrees that fracking should not take place anywhere near populated areas. they weren't drilling in our densely populated urban areas they
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were drilling out in remote areas with low population where they weren't doing any damage or destruction to anything when you start coming into an area with that dense a population bringing in all that truck traffic all those chemicals to be exposed into the air in the water in the soil where people are harmed and where traffic accidents are are prevalent and where spills of chemicals are dangerous that becomes a whole different deal other cities are looking to what we're doing there are already tightening up their ordinance and other places are looking to tighten up ordinances so yeah this probably will set a precedent and it's probably a pretty major one. the world the big bucks and big banks are under the close watch of maxence daisy stacey that's coming up next in the cause a report for you about with a news team and more interest of a whole finance from them.
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as we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the it's flowing they're also a great time for us to argue about everything from politics to religion with the ones we love but if you happen to be an n.s.a. agent then the government has an official list of talking points that way you can win those family arguments for sure yeah that's right the government is now giving n.s.a. agents lists a very corny talking points going to firedoglake so that way they can convince their relatives over the holidays of just how awesome effective and necessary the national security agency truly is the spite all those little revelation thinks of mass spying by snowden trust me talking points exist for a reason political social and religious organizations and use them so that when their members who may not be the best debaters on the planet can defend the positions of the organization and i would have no problem with the if they gave this list to agents they could answer questions from journalists but when the
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government wants you to propagandize your friends and family over christmas and thanksgiving it all seems kind of cultish to me but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax guys are coming puss is back and once again his deadly tentacles are everywhere during the cold war the communist octopus represented the evil moscow vite octopus with its marxist leninist communist red tentacles enveloping and strangling the globe know your communist enemy the propaganda posters war back then the assignment in law his bank where merry band of jihad azour a cold freedom fighters today been lobs devilish band of jihad easer terrorists who
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hate us for our so-called freedom and the communist octopus is the good guy there to protect us so called freedoms through the very same terms of goals enveloping and strangling the globe which is all seeing now benevolent but still red eye indeed. is the new logo for the u.s. spy satellite launched by the national reconnaissance office nothing is beyond our reach warns the propaganda posters stacey stacey stacey this is supposed to be reassuring nothing is beyond their reach look at this poster here this is from the n.r.o. the national reconnaissance office and you know nothing is beyond our reach and the tentacles of the american octopus extends all the way around the persian gulf so we're going to look there at the military operations there and the peak oil there solar would be cheaper u.s. pentagon has spent eight trillion dollars to guard gulf oil it has cost the united states eight trillion dollars to provide military security in the gulf since
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the one nine hundred seventy six according to roger stern a princeton economist the us has spent as much on golf security as it spent on the anti or cold war with the soviet union well the post logo i think is just to you know kids having a laugh the. they they hire directly out of mit and these other university stanford and these are twenty year old twenty two year old hackers and they see the fun that's going to. be for example who calls the vampire squid to describe goldman sachs and they thought you know be fun to make their logo a giant octopus and even though it's been use over the decades to be depiction of all encompassing on the present police state or banking as they're known now and you know as far as the second part which is the which is the second part that eight trillion dollars we've spent on securing the gulf oil reserves yet now the
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reason is the strait of hormuz we're trying to protect that and the argument is looking at the fact that we've spent a trillion dollars which would of course pay down half of our national debt in the united states it's also relying on the fact that iran itself will be totally irrational mad men with without thinking that they themselves don't need the income from oil that they themselves would not suffer from oil. being blocked from exiting the strait of hormuz now finally the department of defense responded to a freedom of information request about actually how much oil where does the oil go that leaves by the strait of hormuz where is that oil going to and why are we spending eight trillion dollars are we getting something back in return well japan receives twenty point one percent of the oil that flows through the strait of hormuz china fourteen point four percent india thirteen point two percent.

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