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iran considers a villain accelerating its nuclear program a new u.s. sanctions are imposed as western powers urgent to fulfill an agreement brokered in geneva seen as a key breakthrough off two thousand and thirteen. a child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. privacy is on the verge of extinction warns edward snowden as he takes to the bridge as he talks the british airways giving an alternative to the queen's speech and wishing everyone a merry christmas. and competing is nice but winning trumps it all athletes say ready themselves for the sochi winter olympics stay with us as we report on the one paralympic in town or who's using that gold fever turned tragedy into purpose.
this is our team coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshing welcome to the program randy lawmakers have proposed a bill on boosting uranium enrichment to sixty percent of new sanctions are imposed on the country the motion is apparently aimed at countering u.s. legislation authorizing tougher reprisals of iran reaches a historic deal reached in geneva last month now that agreements raised hopes of a rapprochement between the iran and foreign powers and marked a significant milestone of a year twenty thirteen. and let's now have a look at what the deal was about iran agreed to reduce rein in richmond from
twenty percent and seen as too close to bomb making capability to five percent for the next six months and also to deactivate its advanced centrifuges inspectors would monitor this on a daily basis and sanctions would begin to ease more want to more what led to the lead more documents in a really delicious report me to iran's new leader. iran is the anchor of stability in the region he's trying to convince the west he's not out for blood. the iranian threat is imaginary and used as an excuse for others. and he thinks a nuclear free middle east is the key to peace and stability urgent practical steps towards the establishment of such is own unnecessary. that sounds good too but not everyone believes iran could have changed so much well honey is a war in sheep's clothing a war for thinks you can pull the odds the wool over the. of the international
community israel the only country in the east that hasn't signed the receipt for me to determine to push its point across to iran minutes away from developing a nuclear bomb and blowing up the world with israel being first on the first of targets this rhetoric however mase serve to cover tel aviv's real fears it's not about nuclear weapons not really it's about who's going to be the power in the gulf you've got three contending parties three and you got the saudis and the g.c. so you whopper ration council and so you've got israel with the united states behind it and then you've got iran really the only stable state in the region other than israel then that was the first time leaders of the us and iran spoke to each other directly in more than thirty years the phone call that really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way particularly in the us where the president had to deal with a lot of furious lawmakers both republicans and democrats who still think within
the brackets of the cold war era a bad bad bad interim deal iran is a threat to peace in the world and it's not only the issue of nuclear weaponry it is their entire behavior of spreading terrorism throughout the region a lot of us have very tight there his hands are tied there are people and lobby groups in the united states that do not want to see the united states and iran after thirty four years of demonizing the country to have relations. novembers eighteen hour long talks in geneva seemed to have brought a final breakthrough iran agreed to significantly slow down literally in richmond process in return for easing off or sanctions the joy was short lived you have factors in the u.s. senate that. writing new sanction laws.
is really governments. trying to side with this first examined and then we have the media outlets a third in line. in the united states and that is trying to scare the rest senators the american people of the europeans about iran about the iran's intentions but judging by the messages that come from the president the intentions are to live and let others live in peace a change in attitude that doesn't seem to be welcomed by the old school officials in the west even to them. although the nuclear deal is only a temporary fix and will be renegotiated next year reaching it was no easy task the atomic wrangling over iran started to heat up a decade ago when the country was labeled an axis of evil power by the us along with iraq and north korea due partly to its apparent nuclear ambitions a war of words threats of military strikes crippling sanctions and even cyber
warfare were to fall alice now say iran is tired of all this and that's what made the deal possible bro i think. the president of iran has made a very favorable impression. on the west and on the united states. and he is. he is he appears he and the foreign minister here to be negotiating in good faith there's a tremendous reservoir of hostility toward iran. and i think the president of iran and the foreign minister have gone very far to dissipate that and to impression upon the americans the government and nation that this is a different government now this is a government that recognizes the things that have gone wrong in our relationship in the path show on both sides that we want to move back into a community with the world we want to do what we were elected to do which was and sanctions and bring iran back into the international community and into the
international economy. one of the world's most wanted fugitives has wished britons a merry christmas and constant vigilance the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden made an appearance on national t.v. with a not so uplifting message on the emergence of western surveillance states but here and there on a cheerier note suring viewer is that it's not too late to fight back or just boy boy girl reports. christmas day here in the u.k. is a sacred tradition it's all about the christmas turkey the family gathering and of course getting around the teddy to watch the queen's speech with your family this year the queen was wishing brits a merry christmas she spoke about the birth of her grandson about the year's achievements but channel four were airing an alternative christmas message from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden who of course revealed the extent of massive government
surveillance programs in the u.s. the u.k. and other western countries and he was speaking today all about privacy he said that george orwell's one thousand nine hundred eighty four was a real fairy tale compared to the reality that we're living with right now at a trial born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all they'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves and are recorded on the last song on all four said that they chose edward snowden for this christmas message because of the extent of the revelations that he has brought to the public this year and the questions that he's raised around democratic society so they can be hoping that they will have knowledge of fear as towards questioning that status quo that little bit more by having edward snowden talk to them about privacy today. and earlier we talked to jim killick executive director of the open rights group and he told us that if
societies remain docile there will be nothing to stop the rise of surveillance states. if we don't think about the consequences of that and ask ourselves how we limit the power of the state in the face of this change that digital technology brings then we are going to move into a surveillance society just by default because governments are going to use of course they're going to use a bail for people from time to time but what we found for edward snowden is that they've changed the what they do you know twenty thirty years ago they would've targeted a few individuals they wouldn't have been trying to surveil the whole population not unless you were you know east germany or something what about what we know now is that that's what we're doing we're just gathering information on everybody indiscriminately of course we're not going to stop governments from spying on each other but that is a very very different to than using the excuse of terrorism to keep tabs on
everybody snowden's not the only one delivering a christmas message on liberty a u.s. civil rights group has had a say to releasing a comedy video of santa poking fun at the n.s.a. watch it now at r t dot com. now it may be the time for giving but it's also the time for spending still to come on our. over those of festive spirit has taken hold of millions of brits or are set to be saddled with christmas debt for months to come. out a story of or riches to rags were the muslim brotherhood just months after holding the reins of power in egypt the group is now not only banned from the country's political life but officially designated as terrorists. with just over two months to go before the start of the olympics athletes are putting everything they've got into training for a chance a goal that serviced for victory is just as strong among the paralympic contenders
are just what you know follows the story of one athlete found the loss of his legs was no match for sporting ambition. this is my second family thirty six year old by d.m.c. lukin is the captain of the twenty four thousand russia sledge hockey paralympic team and this training base as his home will market just to see them afford him so we're here almost every day morning till night draining and while the games are just around the corner the athletes are training in harder than ever but almost every day is the same. we have breakfast and we train on that day we have a game to play we arrive at the stadium an hour before just with ben some time to get ready and then we go and fight. but things haven't always been so crystal clear for him but dean lost both his knocks while serving in the military and changing. the program i remember everything like it was yesterday i was completely lost i
didn't know what to do and that is this is my friends from the army supported me before i got into sport first i tried swimming then a flood. in two thousand and four he launched a sport club for disabled sports met his daddy kishen just like hockey began five years later at that time sledge hockey was barely known in the country and there were no team snow conscious no experience but these guys managed to change that sassed and fearless just like the plea they gave before on the subject at the border it was strange at the beginning i remember there were few of us at the first training we tried the hardest but we could not handle it first of all when down constantly now the newcomers use us all the as an example of what patients commitment to training and outstanding determination you know these guys have a whole different their lives their out and become at least led to make it to the
national team and that takes challenge to be the best at sochi winter karlin. slash hockey has been a part of the. keinon think since nine hundred ninety four but this is going to be the fastest here in washington has competed and this year the competition on the ice is going to be much tougher. to get i'm not on the sunday ticket is going all the back and kind of that the world sledge hockey challenge this year with played against the teams of canada and the us to be a good they're very skilled athletes to that we still cannot outdo the experience especially in the little things but we are trying very hard more attention competitive pressure but for pain and sent the team is no exception there is one thing that matters the most and. every player just playing is only about big jewish told not to grab it and never let it go this is important final question to me gen i t i n r t has
been keeping up with biting silicon for a while now and will continue to do so as he has to sochi but if you want to read up on his story or watch our previous reports on him it's on our website r.t. dot com. such. as the country fourteen olympics what's this place like and why is it so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future what more sochi will bring you this is a momentary pause you for a look very cold and snowy windy mountainous tough yet beyond the olympics what it's a starting germany the first on our team. care of t.v. gifts add tipple or two but all these christmas pleasures come to have to cost one that mattie families in the u.k. will struggle to pay back and the study says it will take the average household
until almost the middle of twenty fourteen to get over the dead bump but as laura smith reports nothing could be further from the minds of the credit card wielding consumers on the streets of london. people are in the grips of a buying frenzy last minute shopping last minute spending and last minute going into debts british families are more likely to start the new year buried under a mountain of credit card debt than almost any of the europeans only remain ians and turks splash more plastic britons are also taking on more christmas debt in two thousand and thirteen than the year before which is granted fears about the wider economy the bank of england says a recovery has taken hold but these debt figures raise the possibility that the recoveries at being fueled by borrowed money other nations do have other forms of debt says i n. g.'s the mirror khana missed credit cards have
a killer pit bulls critic can in soft be expensive the interest rate on it furthermore critical tends to get mixed up on various and t. take you take credit card to do that and you also pay for more precise things such as a present to pay back over a number of months for example critic card it can be particularly useful for a number of people but we must be aware of the pitfalls if you don't keep yourself under control for now though the most to hear on regent street spend today and deal with the consequences later or you know in fact only one in four britons said they had any intention of paying the money back but the high interest rates on credit cards mean debt can easily spiral out of control and tough economic times potentially spell a less than happy two thousand and fourteen for the indebted. and coming up on r t
international next guys are a looks at how big time banks terrorists managed to keep out of jail. united states we have over and over jamie diamond an eight and j.p. morgan is critical to crime it's a crime of crime they've they've paid a dozens of fines this year for various crimes so you've got like jamie is begging to be imprisoned some people i've i've had this experience when i worked on wall street myself a lot of people they beg to be wiped out financially and my role as a stockbroker is to euthanize their accounts jamie dimon is a guy who's begging to be euthanized and that i think is a country is a world we should get together and answer his wish he wants to become one with his maker he says look i broke the law please arrest me i want to go to jail and be abused by hundreds of thousands of inmates in some on godly way that's my goal in life i'm tired of being free put me in prison i beg you so he breaks more and more laws but unfortunately the law breaking becomes the basis of the g.d.p.
for a country like america and they can't put him in jail because i need him out there breaking the law so they can pay themselves huge bonuses at the end of the year so he's really is an existential crisis that's as christmas wish but nobody will fill his christmas wish oh it will be a. little. muslim brotherhood has officially been named a terrorist group in egypt less than a year after its candidate mohamed morsi won the presidential election now the group is outlawed by the country's military backed interim government which ousted morsi six months ago the organization is blamed for tuesday's suicide bombing at a police headquarters in the north of the country sixteen people died and scores more were wounded the muslim brotherhood denies any involvement and is demanding an investigation based journalist from here on main says things will only get worse from here. this is a new as a lation in the long running feud between the security state and the muslim
brotherhood what they're trying to achieve is to crush these traumas all together and not to leave. that group to enter into political life again but they seem more defined the never they've already called for protests on friday saying that the coup is the real terrorism here and they feel that this is a return to preach and you were twenty eleven return of the police state repressive measures being taken. all measures taken to silence any form of dissent so i expect more violence more bloodshed and it's a vicious cycle. and coming up the world's youngest country is on the brink of a deadly civil war you speak to critics who claim that those at the helm of south
sudan's push for independence sacrifice the country's future for the sake of their own ambitions. on paper it's still the world's wealthiest nation but appearances can be deceptive working class americans are increasingly finding bad they can provide for their families and are being left behind by soaring inequality are just marina portnoy reports. luis vasquez is a nineteen year old college student and his family's principal breadwinner he makes seven dollars and twenty five cents per hour working at mcdonald's a company that pays its c.e.o. over thirteen million dollars a year five siblings and a single mother. had i mean to be honest the conditions are not great you really can't do much on. one thing for certain is we're actually on public assistance and the reason you know that's the only way we're surviving. the demand for fast food is a two hundred billion dollar industry and the so-called ninety nine percent that serve
and make the food live in poverty. income inequality and the widening gap between rich and poor is what galvanized america's occupy wall street movement in two thousand and eleven everything that inspired everything those people were out there screaming and yelling about a few years ago is more painfully more true now more than half of all u.s. wage earners made less than thirty thousand dollars last year this as millions more are sliding down the economic ladder below the poverty line tonight let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour. months after u.s. president barack obama made his promise. yet fast food workers in more than one hundred u.s. cities have been taking to the streets pleading for an increase in the minimum wage
at seven twenty five a pace so low the majority who earn it are forced to rely on government assistance like food stamps to make ends meet the bottom line is that wages have gone up united states in forty years the middle class has been disassembled and this is increasingly a country that has a standard for a third world or developing country to. it's a winner take all society and if you don't win taking it all means taking it from you to make matters worse this situation is turning into a supersized problem you see low wage jobs account for the bulk of new jobs added during the so-called us recovery this while fast food and retail which mostly pay minimum wage remain among the fastest growing sectors and while vast ques a computer engineer major continues looking for a better paying job it's hard to find employment but that's the short i can tell you that it's hard to find them for a bit over what i was just a decent living we can actually put food on the table. and be able to at least pay
some bills and get by a dream for the moons of americans who work and struggle just to survive marina. you. know throws an unwelcome christmas party for the passengers of an australian operated ship so many passengers on board hoping for a once in a lifetime arctic adventure and got more than they bargained for when the sea ice close in on the vessel read what happened on our website. and radio fears for fisherman and japan's fukushima province to the most of the or catch as contamination continues to spread more than two years after the nuclear disaster. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world a judge in saudi arabia has recommended that a leading blogger face a death penalty for insulting islam gadhafi has been imprisoned since he was
sentenced in june to seven years in jail and six hundred lashes for making statements on his liberal website amnesty international has labeled the dogs imprisonment a clear case of intimidation. the castors have been sprayed off the streets of the turkish capital by police as an investigation into corruption threatens to topple the government the turkish prime minister which up to as announced a cabinet reshuffle after three ministers targeted in the probe said they would resign one of them called for the pm to step down huge protests broke out in june this year after the one ordered a crackdown on demonstrators angry at plans to build on a park in. the one asking dam to u.k. immigration bill saying it will likely stigmatize foreigners and create a climate of asked nick profiling the body believes the initiative if passed will violate the rights of asylum seekers and refugees david cameron proposed
a new immigration policy to curb illegal migration restricting them access to bank accounts private housing and making them pay for public services. the european union and some east african nations are sending their special envoys to south sudan to try to prevent the conflict there from escalating into civil war the diplomats are expected to arrive and serve state while the american envoy has already held talks with the government and some members of the opposition a power struggle between the president and his a sacked deputy has inflamed a deadly tribal tensions thousands of people are feared to have been killed in less than two weeks the world's youngest country gave the pedants from the north thirty years ago according to a story in the old foreign that was a big mistake. united states was basically the midwife for self independence is real world posed to the khartoum government not least because it would seem as being anti israel and was perceived as being pro palestinian not
only that but there is oil in sudan and the oil is in this problem. and then there is the china question to trying these big. oil company is deeply invested in south sudan and for a way the chinese was also seen as a tool through which could be accomplished through independence and still searching for self to them chevron felt that it would be in their best interests if so sudan were to secede because it would be easier to exploit the oil in a divided country as opposed to a united country that was a major reason driving the split do the math we're talking about hundreds of thousands of girls produced in so sudan that with oil look we get a hundred dollars a barrel and you can see that this is a pretty penny. well let's start here national next kaiser it looks add to how corrupt bankers dodge prison and much more destabilize.
these local supreme council have braving the elements in order to stand up so u.s. oil giant chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. of. that.
a boxing day is traditionally the day following christmas day when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers known as a christmas box and one of the masters of our universe left us in our christmas box of a zero. for good of all not even a lump of coal seams in fact i'm afraid to say they the masters of the universe have robbed us blind to twenty six million ounces of gold for example has been drained from london gold vaults sent to china never to return again not in our lifetimes anyway and your bank account how does that look today a bit more depleted than usual could be that the masters of the universe online the n.s.a. change your bank account balance that's what they've been up to. all those jokesters at the n.s.a. just playing around with the financial system for fun and financial game i thought the reason they were involved in all that invasive technology is tuesday was to
keep us safe well remember they've denied that they were involved in corporate espionage but in this latest report investigating n.s.a. activities and what should be done about it something has emerged in one of the recommendations and that is report suggests n.s.a. and gage and financial manipulation changing money in bank accounts the new white house intelligence taskforce issued some recommendations on how to reform the n.s.a. and recommendation number thirty one max read governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate the financial system so many are asking what exactly did they see that the n.s.a. has been doing and that they would recommend that this course be taken well it's part of the balun psychology we saw in cyprus where the state can just bail in the system by taking your.