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reunited a day after being released from a russian prison for oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky meets his son in the german capital and hopes to see the rest of his family. washington is told still raining unaccountable defense spending at the pentagon amounting to eight point five trillion dollars since nine hundred ninety six. new charges are thrown at egypt's in bottled former eleven hundred more see a prison break in twenty eleven as the latest show of dissent on the streets is stifled by police in the first time in my life that the child is locked up in the mildred reason for having a look at and while the ongoing political witch hunt in egypt knows no bounds we'll bring you the story of a fifteen year old boy it's run behind bars for how they approach him was his sign
on his school really. international news live from moscow you're watching also international with me as you know. thanks for joining us. we haled holocaust he has not his son in berlin former oil tycoon flu strain to germany after being let out of a russian penal colony on friday following a presidential pardon all the details from. his own side of house how well he is believed to be staying high that he says so things are changing pretty quickly for me. yes i'm so just outside the hotel where we believe macau how to spend his excuse me
where mikael khodorkovsky spent his first night of freedom in ten years. from his own press service in a statement that they released we understand that he has already had a meeting with his son pavel who flew from new york to to be reunited with his father and that he hopes to be soon able to meet with his mother and father who are who have been in russia now his mother has spent rather a lot of time here in berlin she's been receiving treatment for cancer here at a city hospital and it was that the illness and the state of health of his mother that led to mikhail khodorkovsky having his petition for a pardon being granted on humanitarian grounds so he hopes to be reunited with his with all of his family very very shortly now in terms of the status now a statement from law to me of putin's. spokesperson to meet the press corps well he said that of course he remains a russian citizen and he's free to live in russia if he would want to or he can
come and live here in germany now you also outlined exactly what we heard of course he sent to president vladimir putin he said there was two letters one of them was a personal letter to mr putin the other one was an official petition for full release from prison on those who want to tarry in ground that was eventually. granted because of the the states it is mother's health she was released in order. to terri in grounds and is now we believe just behind me in the hotel here in berlin yet piece to obviously we held her close case waiting to see all the members of his family but do we know of any other plans case thinking about. well in an open letter that was really released on friday he did say that right now he wanted to spend time with his family that he was looking forward to spending the holidays with his loved ones and friends of course this will be the first time he's
been able to do that in ten years. what his plans are for the longer term well we still really don't know he is sent to give a press conference here in berlin at the pearl in war museum on sunday perhaps we'll get some more insight into what he intends to do in the future from that press conference one thing we do expect him to say that press conference is to sign former german foreign minister hands again sure now it seems that misadventure was instrumental in bringing. suit to berlin he supplied the private jet that flew him from russia to germany it seems he also played a big role in obtaining a visa for his daughter called ski at such short notice to allow him to be here and in fact actually just after a while mr genscher met acosta at the airport brought him here to lynn and then again she appeared on german television in a short interview in which speaking for her to cause he thanked president vladimir
putin for the for his release. expecting that because of course he will say something in thanks to former four former german foreign minister hun dietrich again she now that was reiterated in a statement from the german chancellor angela merkel mrs merkel said that she welcomed. here to germany and that she thanked the she trying times dietrich genscher for the work that he did in bringing him here and the german government for the work that they've done behind the scenes to ensure that because what of course he could come here to germany so that's how it stands at the moment we'll be waiting to find out what he says on sunday about any of his real future plans shar pei many thanks indeed for bringing us up to date. from q. . and the western wilds been debating what lies behind me how hot or cold skis rene's but politician paul handel from the us skeptic alternative for germany policy
believes that has no hidden agenda in present tense padan that the people germany don't know very little about. i mean he was known as an audit guy who had been put on trial in russia and send him to jail for the last ten years that is all you know that the people in the west and would have forgotten so quickly what has happened after the subject to the break of the soviet union the fall of the soviet union i mean it was in times of boris yeltsin there were the all the guards would have taken over apollo and were most influential in russia to president putin came and you know be criticizing today the influence of the other guys in the ukraine for example but we will come somebody a representative of this group who has been imprisoned in russia i think that the first message is to the russian people as well that the other guys have no influence on russian policy any more as into last ten years. and i will be bringing you more news and perspective on we have heard across his release rob the day
international and just how websites. the pentagon has secured a three six hundred thirty billion dollars budget for next year even though it's failed to even account for the money it's received since ninety nine to six i was paying eight point five trillion dollars of time expect cash have gone to defense bar grounds none of which has been audited this blank bunch it sparked concerns over potential fraud as. the pentagon is almost certainly the biggest source of waste in the u.s. government over reuters investigation says since one thousand nine hundred six the pentagon has spent eight point five trillion dollars in taxpayer money that has never been accounted for and nobody can say for sure how many billions of that amount were wasted on goods and services that were never delivered on over payments to contractors and many other things what does congress do about it nothing and
national security experts the mile serious here with me to help us crunch the these numbers even a really dollars on it can only use for a lot of money this is the kind of thing that you would think would bring capitol hill to a screeching halt they would be hearing this kind of almost daily you know various committees looking into it none of that just leads to massive waste and there could be all sorts of fraud that you don't know about just one example when the inspector general looked at iraq which was you know a lot of money but in the grand scheme just a portion of the money the u.s. spends what they found was about fifty billion dollars of the money the u.s. spent there was wasted about six billion dollars was completely lost they had no idea where it was completely unaccounted for and put that in perspective that's about the amount of money that other countries would spend on their defense in the year total and that's just the least pocket change that we lost in the one thing i found very interesting in this report. is that the pentagon apparently using the standard operating procedure to enter false numbers or so-called slugs to cover
lost or missing information in their accounting in order to submit a balanced budget to treasury so they can buy the new everything in this probably the most shocking part of this is that they get to the end of the day and they say oh there's money missing what do we do who will just put a number in there that says it's there and we'll sort it out later i mean again this is this is the type of operating practice that if you did it in your own business if you try to do it with your own taxes for the government they haul you off to jail what contributes to the massive waste is the fact that for two decades the pentagon has dodged an audit which means nobody checked if the numbers in their accounting make sense congress has just passed the budget that allocates around six hundred and thirty billion dollars to the pentagon roughly the same amount as last year how much of that will be wasted taxpayers will never know in washington i'm going to check out our teeth. motion to needs to wake up and start cracking down on unaccountable overspending at the pentagon as of yet every time the us on the
colonel douglas macgregor i have actually been. the director joint operations that shape headquarters for reasons that i did understand my pay was suddenly reduced and it took a year old to release treated other then subsequently i was paid money that i had actually earned but for reasons that no one could explain had not been paid to me my point is that you're dealing with billions of people and a lot of instability a lot of movement and it's a difficult system to to work effectively this is an enormous problem and this is something that absolutely must be addressed and addressed in a forthright manner at the moment no one on capitol hill seems terribly concerned and the u.s. intelligence expert gordon duff says lawmakers have become increasingly corrupted by that time as to the military industry. we have so many defense entities that
have gained so much power in washington over the past ten years certainly the i consider the phony war on terror as been an opportunity for the defense industry to buy congress the pentagon it works much like the federal reserve we have overt and covert policies we have so many black budget a budget projects including nuclear weapons development projects that when dark is early as one nine hundred ninety one we have heard of none of the advances we know that were achieved during the strategic defense initiative in the eighty's and ninety's the o's of all gone dark but they're continuing to eat funds and we're watching much of the military budget used for sustaining a top heavy military and air force for every third person is a general. in just a few minutes here and i'll see international cabin the festivities. as
live. with russia. you're watching r c international welcome back. egypt continues to pile criminal charges on the ousted president mohamed morsi is now facing trial of a prison break and twenty eleven during the uprising against hosni mubarak's regime and any public show of support for morsi can lead to serious attention from the authorities now however young the offenders belcher reports now on the story a one fifteen year old has suffered. mohamed buckra waits at home for the return of his fifteen year old son credit jailed for taking
a pro morsi ruler to school clearly it's teachers notify the authorities when they saw the four think it symbol which commemorates the bloody august dispersal of sit ins in support of egypt's ousted president. the first time in my life that the child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler through seven and the rest warrants out for me for inciting my son to take the ruler to class but even if they look my son up we're ready to keep fighting islamist supporters of morsi like mohammed say they are in hiding fifteen of showing any allegiance to the ousted muslim brotherhood president. since they cleared the sit in some men started shaving their beards and the women to go off their new cabs anyone who is against the coup does not sleep in their own homes they spend nights at friends or even in barns they're not even arresting activists but normal people the checkpoints because they look like islamists with a beard even the simplest expression of support for mohammed morsi like a piece of stationery puts people in danger both in their communities and the state
hundreds of morsy supporters have been arrested and many face trial after july's overthrow by the military security forces say the crackdown is necessary to secure the country but human rights organizations say it's part of a wider clampdown on from i the me. government is determined to enforce new legislation banning protests without police permits so now leading secular activists are on trial to jailed under the new normal. again to let you know that the crackdown on political activists is normal and natural because it's easy to accuse them of working for a foreign agency and charge them with treason attacking people even killing them is part of a political game played by the state. that the government insists on restricting and controlling demos to keep the peace but egypt's dissidents are determined to keep protesting no matter the consequences. for our team for shaikh.
this is a photo of khaled in his classroom apparently a phone if you look closer you can see him giving a full fingered salute a sign that can now apparently land land egyptians and trailer a godless asian gender and the harm it tried passing on the british adoption for democracy group says the tension of being fifteen year old is far from an isolated case so this fifteen year old child along with many many children are now placed in prison just because they have things simple symbol it's a symbol was for fingers on a yellow background and he's actually placed in an adult facility alongside suds and rapists and criminals in fact this is actually outrageous what we're seeing is the military regime. going absolutely mad because a child is reminding its of its atrocities and the clear violations of human rights
are taking place and as as you know at the moment there are many many children as well some of them we know about some we don't know anything about because once they're in prison you don't get access to a lawyer or medical attention. back in the u.s.s.r. why not at all take off call look at a study that suggests more than half of people living in the former soviet states wish the union had never disappeared even two decades after his historic collapse. was prostitution with no limits the world's oldest trade gets official support in canada learn more about the unanimous decision from these so-called corbat supreme court back on to google we can exist so since took him a pretty bad journey through central asia in search of media outlets willing to print in the u.s. diplomatic cables watch the movie in full on our website.
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will ching r.t. international and now to some other world news in brief and. right now hundreds of farmers from the greek island of crete marched on the country's parliament in athens a new property types they clashed with police and threw oranges are banned in defiance of new legislation which was introduced by the government as part of a stairs he matters the farmers who previously only had to pay income tax claim it could put many of them out of business. hundreds of protesters attacked a police station in hamburg and threw stones at cars after a rally over the possible eviction of refugees from a nearby center a number of arrests were made and authorities declared the the entire city a danger area warning of more demonstrations the cultural center water flora has been occupied by refugees for over twenty years but the building is now under threat of collapse. we've seen people have died in
a series of attacks across iraq a senior military commander was killed during a search operation for al qaeda fighters in the western province of anbar also in the west a gunman opened fire on a police checkpoint killing four officers while in the north two soldiers were killed in that account by mortar shells assays keeping track of the violence in iraq in a special project that you can view on our website ask dot com. holiday season in the scottish capital edinburgh is in full flow and so is the alcohol which accompanies it special but trolls and so-called booze buses are being deployed to maintain public order and help those celebrating a little too hard. now reports. in the streets and pubs of edinburgh and the festive spirit is alive and well.
and with the city's bars and hay tails filling up the holiday season provides a much needed boost for the local economy. that. the scottish new year is known as hogmanay and the celebrations held in the city of renowned around the world of being the hottest ticket. basically we have the tradition is that you're go round the houses and you take your ticket but last year whisky and some coal coal to keep you warm and wished you to to have a drink and i think new year's eve was invented by the scots but it's not cause for celebration ambulance and police start it's a busy period and in edinburgh this year a number of schemes have been piss in place to try and provide support for the people here corson a little to marry safety zones and to say called police buses will be in operation
to try to take the strain off the local services the scottish ambulance service says the buses will be there to treat those who suffered a minor injury or have simply overindulged so last the city gears up for a busy holiday season and does that midnight countdown is party goes here in edinburgh to try and enjoy the spirit of the event just easy on the spirit. surfer r.t. edinburgh. and right now these are live pictures from the international space station we're about to show you where a first space walk to replace a broken coolant montreux is on the way to nasa astronauts are carrying around the drug. which will take three separate space walks to be completed the pump in external cooling look shut down last week and if it's not fixed the i says would
have to be abandoned the following the mission and keeping you updated so stay with us. rick you should be. able. to as the end of twenty thirteen approach is all she's breaking the sad looks at the main events that shaped this year. the country's president hosts a move he was able to see the complete abysmal failure of the world's war on drugs same quote einstein said there's nothing more absurd than trying to change results by always repeating the same formula that's why we're trying other methods whom he that world the new law could save why which spends eighty million dollars a year on drug trafficking millions of dollars but here in the us so we saw one of our own bigoted laws shot down when the supreme court overturned the federal defense of marriage act since then we've seen seven states legalize same sex marriage and just yesterday in new mexico supreme court gave same sex couples the
right to wed take that all the countries out there with repressive gay laws moving on to one of most inspiring international diplomacy stories of the year an agreement with the wrong and six world powers of the development of the country's nuclear program and while it's only a tentative six month agreement a warm relationship between iran and western powers is a much needed step toward stability in the middle east finally the most inspiring story of two thousand and thirteen has to be edward snowden in this courage to come forward and reveal an out of control and unconstitutional global spying machine infiltrating all of our lives has changed the world as a result of snowden's actions we now have documented proof of just how severely the intelligence community has violated our fourth amendment rights and now we have the knowledge we need to fight back. the.
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live live. live . well welcome to on the money with the business of russia is business i'm people love well as the russian economy ends the year president vladimir putin has made it abundantly clear the government can do much more to stimulate growth and attract foreign investment russia does exist in
a real world but there is still much to be done at home to expand the economy. to discuss this and more i'm joined by my guest chris weaver he is a senior partner with macro advisory and we also have been heiress to use the editor in chief of business new europe all right ben if i go to you i think you're on the first program of this year if not the second one in a nutshell in a few words how is the russian economy ending this year or this year i think it's been rushes. in so much is it's been the worst year was in a crisis year for the last decade and a half and so we're puttering out of the year slowly with very disappointing results across the board and everyone is looking forward to next year because can't be worse than this one always can be worse interest in a few and a few words a few sentences how would you describe russia's economy as we're ending the year i would actually agree with compared to where we.