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grand old stereotypes within nato be used as an outdated approach to other countries russia's top diplomats comments on the seers trends in foreign policy during his visit to. deadly bombing at a time for the police headquarters in egypt adds to the country's political crisis the interim government blames the muslim brotherhood for the time runs against a terrorist organization. hamas anti fracking process has to get used to all hope returns aiming for easy cash poured on the bonds that define twenty thirty.
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year watching all see international coming to life for most hello and welcome to the. western countries are gradually changing that approach to the syrian conflict realizing the threat posed by islamist rebels that that's the view of russia's foreign minister who spoke exclusively to see about this year's main results of foreign politics. was among those who interviewed sergey lavrov. we spoke for an hour and there are lots of things to talk about since it was quite an eventful year which did bring russia several diplomatic victories like for instance the syrian chemical arms deal and currently with the international community now working on the peace conference according to the foreign minister one of the key obstacles in that sense remain preconditions being voiced by the syrian opposition including calls for president assad to step down at the same time mr lavrov said the stance of the west in that sense has been shifting and so western countries are now
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becoming more realistic but in their approach to settling the syrian conflict regardless of what their official spokesman say the number one problem is the threat of terrorism in syria the threat of jihadists coming to power in sitting at the kelly feet and trampling on human rights and maybe even exterminating minorities in syria and the realization is doing that region change is not the way to resolve this problem our western partners are becoming increasingly clear about this process relations with the west are also talked about and while the minister said there is an apparent a will by both sides to create a more transparent and trustworthy relationship but some countries still shoulder scald war era mentality and a desire to draw more dividing lines in europe. some leading members have a be against russia which is really said this leads to similar european partners still wanting to keep dividing lines within europe and even move these lines eastward the developments on our big continent of europe asia through the different
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types they believe the country should be with them or against them such an approach is completely inefficient nowadays the former so also talked about how sometimes moscow doesn't understand nato is actions for instantly its recent to military drills on wall nearer to russia's western borders and some states some members of the alliance after that openly said that it was these were drills aimed to work out . protection from a threat coming from the east the only country so close in the east basically is russia ends you all president putin has been raising this question recently about u.s. plans to build a missile defense system in europe since washington has been saying that one of the cue threats that it's supposed to protect from is this theoretical possible threat from iran but with progress being made with the iranian nuclear program what is the point of building that shield there now and you can watch the highlights of our exclusive interview with the russian foreign minister at six thirty pm g.m.t.
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here on our senior national plus it's available in for now website which is outside article. the egyptian city of men syria has been rocked by a bombing at times that's targeted the police h.q. in the city fourteen people have been killed and more than one hundred injured the blast has devastated a large portion of the building the government has put the blame on the muslim brotherhood with spokes person calling it a terrorist organization reporting for us from cairo is tom de. around one am a series of at least two explosions went off inside and just next to the security directorate building in months. we know that at least two senior security officers are among the dead according to state t.v. and this is the deadliest the most audacious in a series of attacks a series of bombings which are plagued egypt since the july third ouster of mohamed morsy. and the group which has been behind most of these bombings which is claimed
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most of them is called beat them up this the party zones of jerusalem. while they haven't yet claimed responsibility for this attack they did issue a statement two days ago where they specifically warned employees of the security services that they would be targets and that they weren't safe. so this is an outrageous attack on which apparently managed to penetrate the inside of a security building destroying as you can see from your pictures part of the top three floors and one which poses a real question about egypt's transition host the ouster of president mohamed morsi the first official reaction was from a spokesman for the cabinet office who appeared to blame the muslim brotherhood and who said that they had been designated as a terrorist organization however shortly afterward the prime minister hasn't we emerged to say that the muslim brotherhood had not being so designated that they
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aren't officially considered to be a terrorist organization and it should be said that it's very common for quite casual connections to be drawn between the brotherhood and terrorist activity for their own part of course the brotherhood denied any involvement and condemned the attack. egypt remains in turmoil so as the military coup that led to the overthrew or all the president morsi in july this year the new interim government launched a massive crowd down on his party the muslim brotherhood which still maintains wide support in egypt some experts say that the government's concentration on the persecution of the former ruling party is dragging the country into deeper chaos. theory the interim president. made a decision that they have to. the muslim brotherhood for the sake and survival. you need to carry out a very strong. really months since the change in power
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some. really more important aspects of it's going to go in the future not be acted on in the full scope people really need is. to go home we need john its future coming up without international this hour over a week of violence has seen more than a thousand people killed in south sudan as the world's new state plunges into chaos will look at what american corporations have to lose in the oil rich country. the future of me. has been the number one topic in before in media since the former russian oil tycoon walked free following a presidential pardon from khodorkovsky plans to fight for his imprisoned comrades to putin's reasons for letting him out of jail the five days since the x.
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oligarchs release have been full of speculation and analysis and marcus papadopoulos from the u.k. magazine politics first has been following the media hype and explain to us why he things khodorkovsky is being glorified in the west. if. he had done what he had done in russia but say in britain where i live he would have been thrown into jail there would have been no mercy from the british major i'm quite rightly as well. as a criminal but he served his time and that's what a justice system is about but it's important to remember that while his company you cause was built on the back of the pain and suffering of the russian people he is not this innocent individual this innocent entity that we are hearing that this is not a man who should be glorified in the west the only reason he's being glorified in the west is because he's a critic and in opponents of president putin more news is coming your way in just
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a couple of minutes just stay with. mother. the problem is they come up very hard to make other plans against along here a plum log cabin that has sex with her make their lives let's play. lists and
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lists lists lists about. the. again this is also international well combined and with twenty four st just a week away now where sifting through the year's top stories. these little tidbit so here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giant chevron. this comes after
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a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the police that something dubbed the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. it's a modern day david versus goliath story of local communities fighting for their land against the oil and gas giants seeking to drill for easy money so called fracking to acknowledge your widely criticized for being dangerous and devastating to the environment has been drawing attention across the world and he's vaneta chicago reports now on how the global struggle starts with a single household. where the local government in texas tells the believe that the
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water from his well water that he can set on fire is safe to drink and to use in his home. you can't carry it into your home. to make it but steve has the assessment of other experts who say he's well he's a ticking bomb in his backyard loaded with methane and other contaminants why the starkly different assessments. steve claims that a fracking operation nearby contaminated his wealth and that texas energy authorities are shielding the gas company. they don't want the world to know that it really is bad they don't want it in official documents but it could be that the fracking allowed gas from lower formations into the aquifer and subsequently into steve lipski as well the gas company denies the claim the lips sued the range resources corp but the firm counter sued and won in cause and effect evidence a ground water is incredibly difficult to prove my use of us are is an engineer who
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worked with the federal environmental protection agency is not surprised that the state oil and gas regulator sided with the gas corp conceit that derives its income in survival from oil and gas production issues really putting him in charge of also regulating the protection of groundwater from our going down swells and there's an inherent conflict of interest in that determined to fight for his home father of three steve has been shipping fresh water from the city on trucks at a cost of five hundred dollars a month but the family now faces another blow from the fracking corporation of four point two million dollars lawsuit for defamation steve lipski his dream house and
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it's a beautiful property has become his nightmare several of his neighbors apparently have the same problem but they're reluctant to speak out after they saw how the gas company went after mr lips they shouldn't expect much help from washington either. why do you sell us are says the environmental protection agency has not put nearly enough resources into studying the effects that fracking has on groundwater but that didn't stop the p.a. from coming up with a reporting favor of the practice. phillipe schemes were advised to vent the gas constantly to keep it from accumulating under their property as their neighboring gas well continues to frack these guys thousand. were pretty much standing around on top of that one hundred years from now when somebody dies because there's some timing on the border and they're able to trace it to this fracking everybody else instead who cares if that's the philosophy for now it seems
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that the authorities at all levels are so fired up on fracking potential profits that households like steve leaves his family are left to fight alone to get a healthy environment in their homes. down or to keep parker county texas they fracking trend has been picked out by corporations around the world not willing to give up on a money making opportunity protesters in the u.k. have been fighting on oil companies eager to drill on their land despite being bombed by european powerhouses like france and germany defrocking not being britain stand strong complain is that even public pressure isn't enough for the government to acknowledge the danger. the key from our point of use to keep up the pressure so that the government and the cronies in big business can't get away with forcing this on to the british people what we're saying every time this this technology turns up on the doorstep of a community in the u.k. that community does not want it unfortunately the government is preparing
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legislation at the moment it's trying to make it more and more difficult for people actually to oppose this this technology and meanwhile they've actually put it made it possible for people to oppose wind farms but not fracking so this is obviously highly inconsistent from our point of view oil corporations are just taking baby steps in the euro but the impacts already drives some thousands to protest against the lucrative shale gas extraction process process which our report on how rumanians are standing their ground next hour here announcing a national. the story of the greenpeace activists arrested after their terms to scale a russian oil rig in the arctic maybe reach a conclusion russia has begun dropping charges against them with one already set free. but the details they re now give us some background to this story please you can see it began in the middle of september when the when the
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vessel arctic the arctic sunrise has brought to the exodus to the oil rig in the russian nor the new waters and some of them have decided to scale the oil rig in an attempt to as they say to protest oil drilling in the arctic now they were arrested by russian officials and initially charged with piracy because according to russian authorities they were actually putting endangered the lives of those who were working on the oil rig and as well being dangerous to the oil rig itself those charges were later changed to charges of piracy the art of the so-called arctic thirty word deed imprisoned for the court for a while but they were later released however criminal charges against them were not dropped in the investigation and the court proceedings were still in full effect and now that we have this countrywide amnesty which was announced in the middle of december and we have already seen some very or rather. a rather large scale
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media part of video releases to come out from under us now thanks to this amnesty all of those who actually have known russian origin will be able to receive those papers on hand and go home so far we only have one person who has gotten a full release and a guarantee that the charges are dropped and is able to leave russia but we're being told by the lawyers that indeed all of the arctic sunrise activists will be able to go back home by the end of this week. line from central moscow many thanks indeed. take a look at all the line for you this hour els against the government a group strongly believing in the mythical beings of blong the construction of the road through the icelandic president house on articulate home which tell you why and how it became possible. and also there for you to lie between israel and the
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u.s. is getting wider as prime minister netanyahu lashes out on the n.s.a.'s spying practices . the leader of the rebellion in south sudan says his forces now control all of the country's major oil fields the world's newest stage broke off from the north in two it sounds and and eleven along with seventy five percent of all sudanese all reserves american corporations have had their sights set on the country's oil rich region ever since but the latest violence causes doubt on doing business that the u.s. has now sent marines to the horn of africa preparing to evacuate its citizens from their policy or has the details. it is the boots newest country but it is south sudan who will be on the brink of its own full blown divisive conflict you know dealing with a civil war that knows no bounds in terms of how long that's would last of course it has no determination as to how many people lose their lives not to mention those
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who will be displaced and the latest coup the vice president for stone which it's claimed ignited his loyalists into a deadly rebellion yet just two and a half years ago the world rushed to recognize some sudan which washington among the loudest supporters in south sudan has mining rees reserves and it also has massive oil reserves those are the biggest interests land for oil mining and agricultural production the agents of power that have put in place the government of silva kerr the agent that supported the south sudan sudan people's liberation army would be the government of uganda and powerful factions from the united states including corporate executives from the oil companies to the oil companies have served their interests have been served by bringing deescalate to power which they did and they succeeded in creating a separate independent state called south sudan now though a key oil producing area has fallen into when it gave forces a huge blow to a government that relies on the industry for just about all of its money well i'm
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afraid it's going to affect each and every one of us worldwide you will see a tail on a pullback in terms of production levels from the south sudan which will impinge on global world prices of oil and alternately we would fill it out the pumps in respect of where you are in the world where you go to fill up so prices would go up but there would be panic in the markets cause ultimately the biggest losers would be the south sudanese people foreign fuel systems all pulling stuff out and in many cases winding production down to zero last weekend for american service personnel who did as the military aircraft came under fire doing an attempt to evacuate u.s. civilians to say. president obama warns that he may take further action to keep americans safe i mean south sudan was never a country that had proper infrastructure and the may complain from from the people is where is the money going why are most south sudanese on the edge of survival and
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you know the new government is already driving there said a spends and building these huge houses this fledging nation born out of decades of civil rule is facing the toughest taste of ritual to existence but the population weary of feinstein and fleeing has fallen down the priority list of those championing the moves to get south sudan put on the map. here r.t. . and in some other global news this hour israeli jails launch strikes on targets in the gaza strip doctors say a four year old girl has been killed by those reports canada because of fire and the strikes are in response to the killing of an israeli worker who was shot while repairing the damage to border fence it was the first israeli killed on the border with gaza in more than a here. in central africa congolese peacekeeper has been hunted by deaf i question militias peacekeepers are increasingly becoming the target of rival insurgents of allegations they're taking sides around six thousand troops from the
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african union and france are battling to end the christian muslim conflict that. the trial it sounds for will lead to a perez meszaros has been adjourned till the first of january after explosives were found on the route he would have taken to court he faces charges of treason musharraf was accused of illegally suspending the constitution in two thousand and seven when he declared an emergency of all. christmas is a happy holiday for those who have a home to celebrate in a not so merry for the thousands of homeless people in paris whose number is rising get by yet it has already increased by fifty percent since two thousand and one. and i made some of those fools to call the street their home. a time of seasonal joy cross europe but not for all. these people have nowhere to sleep and nothing to eat if you have reasons to feel festive although some try. to
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see what happened while you on the street. oh it's still very odd the system in france is designed so that anybody could be a manager to a show that's really the decision is all these people you know think of us coins because they know they could be here wonder about all that is here economic decadence is here we are collapse and no one wants to to recognize that this is in france europe's second largest economy the number of homeless people has increased by fifty percent since two thousand and one despite the promises of successive left and right wing governments to sort it out a year ago one hundred fifty thousand people had nowhere to call home. in paris alone it's thoughts more than eight thousand people leave rough today and the current economic crisis is not helping already the funny the family the same to our
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family experienced with kids the club a sample us who work out who are too poor to pay for accommodation because prices for rent and utilities are right they sleep on the streets or in their cars we see students sleeping on the university's doorstep they become more and more numerous. dimitri spends eight hours a day underground because this is his job annie by begging for proof you get a feel for the hardest thing is loneliness that's what we are many but we are alone all by ourselves alone and getting little sympathy from the authorities. at. this amateur video shows french officers trying to read essential to reason street from what nearby shopkeeper is considered a blot on the landscape lester said before seven of the market. they become reminders of unstable wife as you say and it ends up with anger disrespect or even brutality towards the homeless or themselves victim of not patrick has been living
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rough for three years even the language he speaks is different they call it street french. they do no one has money no one has a job in spain greece italy france everywhere in europe before there were jokes but today there's nothing today it's only day. as the day ends patrick takes a picture of us for twitter his wife five homeless people in france be dissipated in a social project called tweet from the streets to raise awareness of the rising numbers of those spent in christmas out in the cold is this is a lot of goodwill to air land and despite the numbers show so sorry to hear in france is most sympathetic towards homeless people than any are european countries perhaps because they think that one day they could find themselves among those asking passers by for spare change. refresh on how to repair it in french fries.
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and all seem to national is breaking the set with last. summer break a time when all students rejoice and most importantly relax but in russia summer break for male students could change dramatically and involve lots of guns currently male russian citizens have to put a year into the armed forces but the ministry of defense thinks that they can make things easier by having students spend their summer breaks in the military this training would tie in with their future professions such as engineering students being put into military engineering position now the question is does your summer break belong to you or another words to the government have the right to tell you what to do and make you serve in the army even if just for three summers during your college years i think the answer of this really depends on your culture in
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places which haven't been invaded countless times or have a strong individual ism streak any form of conscription sounds barbaric and oppressive but if you come from a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty much every country that possibly could like russia then having a draft makes more sense i think this program could work and if i was in college i would be pumped to spend my summer vacation with some heavy artillery but this is definitely not a universal idea for all countries i don't think liberals are libertarians in america would take too kindly to it and rightly so but that's just my opinion. hello everyone i mean martin and this is breaking the sat say marks the one year anniversary of operation hell or defense eight days in the gaza strip by the
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israeli military offensive kill the six israelis and left one hundred sixty palestinians dead a majority of which were civilians. unlike previous israeli military actions against gaza pillar of defense was marred with violations of international law israeli military targeted civilian areas with missiles and airstrikes killing women and children in the process they also shelled public utility buildings severely crippling the gazan infrastructure even a journalist tower housing offices for several media agencies including this one r t was deliberately bombed fast forward to today and a chance of peace in the region is frozen once again as israeli land grabs and harsh rhetoric by bibi netanyahu continue this week also mark the anniversary of the passing of palestinian leader yasser arafat who died in two thousand and four evidence now suggests that the former statesman was deliberately poisoned that's right swiss experts recently concluded that arafat's exuma remains contain traces of polonium
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a radioactive substance two hundred fifty thousand times more toxic than cyanide so needless to say this is a somber anniversary indeed and while here in america we only hear one side of this conflict in order to learn from history and change our future we must acknowledge these dark truths. the the the. it's a. very hard to take a. picture. like that or had sex with her right there.


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