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reunited a day after being released from a russian prison reform up oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky meets his son in the german capital and hopes to see the rest of his family. fortune to know is told still raining in an accountable defense spending at the pentagon amounting to eight point five trillion dollars since nineteen ninety six. new charges are thrown at egypt's inbox hold for more roulette mohammed morsi over a prison break in twenty eleven has been made a show of dissent on the streets that is stifled by. the first time in my life the child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler while the ongoing political watch which hunt in egypt knows no bounds we'll
bring you this story of a fifteen year old boy is thrown behind bars for having a pro most is signed on his school ruler. this is all seen to national coming to life from i mean you know main story now. i mean how hard or cost has not a sign in a four mile oil tycoon flee straight to germany after being let out of a russian penal colony on friday following a presidential pardon. reports now from outside the hotel where what are believed to be staying i'm said just outside the hotel where we believe macau to called 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 the health of his mother that led to mikhail khodorkovsky having his petition for a pardon being granted on humanitarian grounds a statement from vladimir putin's. spokesperson to meet the press corps. 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 he wanted tarion grounds that was eventually granted because of the the state of his its mother's health he was released in order. to terri in grounds and is now we believe just behind me in the hotel here in berlin is sent to give a press conference here in berlin at the berlin wall museum on sunday perhaps will get some more insight into what he intends to do in the future from that press conference one thing we do expect him to see. that press conference is. for the german foreign minister. should know it seems the mystic and she was instrumental in bringing. in he supply the private jet that flew him from russia to germany it seems he also played a big role in obtaining a visa for this short notice to allow him to be here german chancellor angela merkel said that she welcomed. germany and that she thanked the she trying times dietrich genscher for the work that he did in bringing
a bit. german government for the work that they've done behind the scenes to ensure that because the cops he could come here to germany so that's how it stands at the moment will be waiting to find out what he says on sunday about any of his real future plans so the western wild has been debating not lines behind me. but politician paul hampel from the u.s. kept accountancy for germany believes there's no hidden agenda in president patience part and the people of germany don't know very little about. i mean he was known as an all the guy who had been put on trial in russia and send him to jail for the last ten years that is or you know the people in the west and would have forgotten so quickly what has happened after the to the brink of the soviet union the fall of the soviet union i mean it was in times of boris yeltsin they were the only guards would have taken over power and were most influential in
russia to president putin came and you know be a criticizing today the influence of the only guy in the ukraine for example but we welcome somebody a representative of the 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 into last ten years. and of course we'll bring you more news and perspective of me hayle holocaust is release a through the day here on our senior national and a tell website ask dot com. the pentagon has secured six hundred and thirty billion dollar budget for next year it when those fail to even account for the money it's received since ninety nine to six a whopping eight point five trillion dollars of taxpayer cash have gone to defense programs none of which has been audited there's blood budget has sparked concerns of a potential fraud as a chicken now reports. the pentagon is almost certainly the biggest source of waste
in the u.s. government ovoid or seemed best to geisha and says since one thousand nine hundred ninety 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 expert steve miles serious here with me to help us crunch the these numbers even a half trillion dollars on accounting 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 can 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. friends what they found was about fifty billion dollars of the money the u.s.
spent there was wasted about six billion dollars was completely go 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 a year total and that's just the least pocket change that we lost in that house one thing i found very interesting in this report is that the pentagon apparently using a standard operating procedure to enter false numbers or so-called blogs to cover lost or missing information in their accounting in order to submit a balanced budget to treasury so they can buy the news we think it is 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 we'll 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 in all. it means nobody checked if the numbers in their
accounting made sense congress has just passed the budget that allocates around six hundred 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 on our key. welshing to needs to wake up and stop cracking down on unaccountable of the spending at the pentagon that he over a tiny us on account of miss mcgregor i have actually been in this position where i was the director joint operations that shape headquarters for reasons that i did understand my pay was suddenly reduced and it took a year older at least straightened out and 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 and 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 u.s. intelligence expert gordon don 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 earliest 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 have 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 and in a few minutes international calving the full save it's a. good bit i'm going to discuss congress a wants to keep public order enjoying the holiday season ended using special patrols to how does taking that celebrations a bit safe on this story and much more after a short break. well
i know c.n.n. m s n b c news have taken some slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because one whole attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're going to be coming up. at our teen years we have a different price. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. you guys stick to the jokes i will handle the stuff that i've got to.
welcome back to our team to national egypt continues to pile criminal charges on the ousted president mohamed morsi is now facing trial over a prison break in 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 however young defenders reports now in the story a one fifteen year old who suffered. mohammad buckra waits at home for the return of his fifteen year old son credit jailed for taking a pro morsi ruler to school teaches notify the authorities when they saw the fourth think it symbol which commemorates the bloody august dispersal of citizens 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 there is even and the rest warrants out for me for inciting my son to take the ruler to closs 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 fearful 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 are to this but normal people the checkpoints because they look like islamists with a beard even the simplest expression of support for mohamed morsi like a piece of stationery puts people in danger both from the communities and the state hundreds of morsy supporters have been arrested and many face trial after tonight'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 for i the military backed government is
determined to enforce new legislation banning protests without police permits so now leading secular activists are on trial to be jailed under the new normal. again to let 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 in killing them is part of a political game played by the state. the government insists on restricting and controlling demos to keep the peace. egypt's dissidents are determined to keep protesting no matter the consequences though true for our team for shape. and this is a photo of khalid in his classroom apparently shot on mobile phone and if you look closely you can see him giving a fourth finger salute a sign that can now upon land interruptions in jail regardless of their age or
gender and. passing on the british education for democracy groups are the detention of the fifteen year old is far from an isolated case so this fifteen year old child along with are now placed in prison just because they have things simple symbol is a symbol was false and is only yellow background and he's actually placed in an adult facility alongside suggs 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. now back in the u.s.s.r.
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spacewalks to be completed the pomp and external kerning moved down last week and if it's not fixed they i assess would have to be abandoned. hundreds of farmers from the greek island of crete marched on the country's parliament and arsons by new property tax they clashed with police and threw oranges at them in defiance of new legislation which was introduced by the government as part of a stay which he measures 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 and threw stones at cars after a rally over the possible eviction of refugees from a nearby center and i'm broke arrests were made and authorities declared the city center a danger area warning of more demonstrations the cultural center of water flora has been occupied by refugees for over twenty years but the building is now under
threat of collapse. fifteen 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 their camp by mortar shells he's keeping track of the violence in iraq in a special project that you can view on our web site at it at all. holiday season in the scottish capital edinburgh isn't for now and so is alcohol which accompanies it special patrols and so-called prison buses are being deployed to maintain public order and how both celebrating a little too hard how fast reports. in the streets and pubs of edinburgh and the festive spirit is alive and well as the
rudest and with the city's bars and hay tells filling up the holiday season provides a much needed boost for the local economy. was. that the right way. the scottish new year is known as hogmanay and the celebrations held in the city of renowned around the world being the hottest ticket. basically we have the tradition is that you're go round the houses and you take your you take a glass of whisky and some gold 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 number of schemes have been piss in place to try and provide support for the people here corson a little too mary safety zones and to say called these buses will be an 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 as the city gears up for a busy holiday season and as that midnight countdown is party goes here in edinburgh i asked to try and enjoy the spirit of the event just easy on the spirit . surfer r.t. edinburgh. as then the twentieth does approach breaking the set look at the main events that shapes they see it. in the bahrain 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. and our viewers in britain came can watch breaking to set in for in just a couple of minutes for everyone else a look at the risks and challenges faced by whistleblower media in just a couple of minutes.
the parliament of yemen has put forward a motion to ban drone attacks in the country the motion is now waiting approval by the president and it's probably impossible to enforce unless they could build a really big net or something is a bit strange that now after years of drone strikes in their country the parliament just wakes up to the fact their systems are getting blown up from the sky that we fear yemen doesn't have a ton of cash and i could see how having the well equipped and funded us military to cure the al qaeda problem for them for free could be really entice and i mean. the scary to be a politician with lots of power hungry terrorists about this would be the first time in history that a stronger foreign power fought a weaker states battles for them but the problem is that according to the huffington post a former u.s. state department official in yemen says that every year drone attacks create eight from forty to sixty new terrorists why they create terrorists because according to the human rights watch seventy percent of the people killed by drones in yemen are
civilians you know if the yemeni government is really free from washington's grasp and really wants to deal with their al qaeda problem they'll have better luck doing it themselves or the good old rifles and bayonets pointed at the right targets but that's just my opinion. and the. place is. not easy. for us. this is the right place for both of. these particular people we're working with who the fuck. do they do anything. why would they work with
these chemicals why would they not work with these kind of mold many of them for money yes and this needs to be said they do this for the money yeah but the i am why everybody has one thing well known what a liar it's why did you know that this year i am having the first day that i was judging. and the man you are judging no not even with yours or the ending this movie is charging that it's ok i'm just saying in issue b. we need to be concerned that we're not going around places saying we're better than you are because i've had this situation and i fucked off in years to that this is what i'd like to see this is approaching the one where if you seem out of seeing that you you go to two people you know nothing there as you start out with them this earlier we can extend then when they have with us as a strong reaction you're like strong reaction when they said america was the cables because they didn't know we're going to displace it was no no no you have to know these who are you have you have water then you get
a slightly different opinion then you don't get that you only get the response they want to get as opposed to show in the audience what they will say about these things but do you not think that it is an interesting question to see if media around the world will do this and he will and he when i'm still working on thing well that is an interesting question if it's an interesting question no to they are too scared to publish the way to go he's on them in the morning with the president knowing or even if they see it there are many other great tears that missoni what walk walk right what criteria are used to of an. interest newsworthiness know now that you can write a script every news organization that has a web site it has a website developer who can just go. like that and they get free hits in google. is very very it is very very profitable to publish cables because you don't have to write cable it's free stories. the point as far as i see it
is that. there are boundaries to free speech as in the same way as there are boundaries to our thoughts into our language and. we may speak when used to speak it is basically what we are dealing with and these boundaries they look differently in different countries but they are always exist in one way or another let's call your sense of or compromising or self-censorship or whatever it may be and we have a very unique opportunity to actually just show we are these boundaries are doesn't necessarily mean that these boundary is better than that boundary they're really showing where i was peeling back about it but we thing is that people usually are annoyed with people or if you're unaware of where the boundaries are the easiest way of getting a hold of them is by asking about it.