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reportedly killed and several wounded in the eastern city of. after the ukrainian troops in the referendum on increased autonomy. despite days of military raids voting on self-determination goes ahead anyway with people in ukraine's restive regions lining up at polling stations to have their say on future relations with. other top stories from the week victims of a royal power play or martyrs for women's rights for saudi princess is held hostage for over a decade by their own father. who was prevented from going about their everyday business simply for trying to keep a fracking free. and
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a look back at the past seven days top developments and the latest news this is the weekly on international but we start in ukraine's eastern city. where one person has reportedly been killed and several injured violence erupted when pro-government forces entered the city during the voting on the net region sovereignty but witnesses say. mending govern shot men in military uniform opened fire on a crowd of people near a building that have been seized by troops also seized by government forces before schools serving as polling stations preventing people from entering to cast their ballots the voting was declared over but according to referendum organizers ballots were his account can be made later. when the voting on sovereignty in two eastern
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ukrainian regions and lugansk is now coming to a close the voting in the country's industrial mostly russian speaking area comes after months of mass protests against the government in kiev and its policies around eighty percent of voters are reported to have cast their ballots in the lugansk region while in the dinette squeege in the turnout is said to have been a little more than seventy percent and this is footage from some of the polling stations showing just how many people came to make their voices heard no that's despite consistent threats from kiev and the ongoing military offensive in the area we talked to people queuing at polling stations about why they came out and here's what they had to say. everybody go also judge who will be voting who today. was. ok and we're against the security and government came to power in mind done.
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against this so-called government of ours. can see the ridiculous and who will you be voting for. them it is my right not to see. me here till i apologize that they didn't mean to the family but it will also do with you be voting for. for russia. i go also who will you vote for today. for who for the denounced national republic. or his paulus lear who is in the nets now reports what exactly those who organize the referendum are hoping to achieve. i'm here at one of the voting stations in donetsk where the queue goes all the way down the road and around the corner the mood is extremely upbeat here on the ground we're being told that the polls will close to ten o'clock this evening local time and that preliminary results could be out as early as two or three monday morning we are however receiving some disturbing reports that in a number of polling stations in the lugansk region i'm not into fied mosque gunmen
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have attacked the stations they've torn up some of the papers every day to the people to the extent that one of the stations at least has closed down all foreign teams are saying that in some areas in lugansk and in donetsk the national guard is preventing people from coming forward it's impeding them we are also hearing that in those cities where there is an artillery presence the voter turnout is lower so for example in savion where in the early hours of this morning there was violence fewer people are turning out to cast their ballot than elsewhere here in the dentists' region now in this package i explore what exactly is the importance of this historic referendum vote. each of us is waging a war of their own i fight with a pen it is my weapon and more than three million people are poised today to use that same weapon residents of new guns and donetsk are holding a referendum that could have far reaching consequences the mood among people is
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positive finally we'll have the chance to speak her mind in five weeks more than three million ballots have been printed and more than one thousand two hundred polling stations organized. the electoral roll has already been compiled people in eastern ukraine who had been involved in previous election campaigns helped us with that we had some serious problems including paper but we found ballots in the administration building that we do go over financing was also a problem in the end it came from private donors and although no foreign observers are on hand to check the legality of the vote they were invited but neither washington nor the european union recognize this poll so how does the referendum work the question on the ballots page asks do you support the act of state self rule of the dinette people's republic or the lugansk people's republic or. all we want is to declare our right to self-determination so after the referendum
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results are announced the status of the region will not change it will still be part of ukraine it won't become part of russia we will only let the world know that we want change we just want to be had and to be able to determine our region's future and of that next step which results in autonomy people in these regions would claim the right to choose their own language and domestic policy the budget would no longer be controlled by the government in kiev and even foreign ties would be decided by local leaders because it's going to be our own free republic we will be free to choose and can leave like normal people our government called us all terrorists look at us terrorists with children and prams they might deny has the right to voice our opinions but let everyone have this opportunity today to say what they think what i saw in a desert and my gun is unacceptable i don't want this to be repeated but with rumors of a harsher military crackdown many fear that road to peace could still be marred
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with chaos and bloodshed policy r.t. eastern ukraine. the region of eastern ukraine is also seen mass protests against the post-coup government in kiev it's also planned to hold a referendum but decided to suspend it just a few days ago the move followed the russian president's calls for a delay until conditions improve and dialogue with kiev is possible. but we asked the representatives of southeastern ukraine and pro federalization supporters to postpone the referendum on the region's autonomy settled for the eleventh of may this year. during a meeting with the current chief of the organization for security and cooperation in europe putin also assured russian troops are no longer near the ukrainian border he also said the key to resolving tensions is for the rest of southeast and kiev to talk and political analyst and russia expert martin mccauley believes there are signs something can be achieved the position seems to be that russia would welcome
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the election were president and then begin to negotiate with him negotiated settlement to the to the crisis in ukraine it is the first glimmer of hope for a long time it looks like the situation will in fact. the temperature will decline and hopefully. people will be killed. that we can look forward to a presidential election the twenty fifth of may which will pass. freely and it will be an exercise in democracy there will be no conflict no new force no coercion used by anyone let's hope that ukraine now is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel people voting for self-determination are especially active in many opel which suffered a full scale military assault earlier this week at least twenty people were killed and more than forty injured after the government poured tanks troops and even
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paramilitary groups into the city. makeshift roadblocks were directed to try and stop the army's advances troops attempted to storm the local police headquarters where officers had refused to follow orders from kiev numerous videos show local civilians protesting against the assault being shot despite being unarmed government forces have since withdrawn. well let's now get more opinion on this some what's happening in ukraine from europe joining me now live from munich is the german journalist robert stein robert many have labeled the anti-government protesters as terrorists now looking at these pictures of thousands of people peacefully lining up for hours on end to vote people of all ages could these scenes actually lead to a change in attitude. well first of all let me say thank you
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two of the comments and e-mails i got from from russia from all the people obviously i had the right tone with my blog and my work as a journalist and for your question people lining up peacefully we don't see these pictures and sure many unfortunately the only things we see in germany are basically troops escalating the situation we see people marching in the streets military uniforms and we don't see normal people from the ukraine we just hear in the news that these are separatists that are pro russian separatists and how do we get any news from the ukraine from a normal point of view from how can i say. what the real situation is so let me say that way we have here a published opinion and we have a public opinion and obviously we have a big gap between these two things and this is what bothers me really really much and of course before the referendum took place the u.s.
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said that they would not recognize the results but now we're seeing people literally voting with their feet does not the opinion of these people now count well that's an interesting question so why shouldn't that poll why shouldn't this collection election not count if you compared the situation to other countries like it was in kosovo or in other countries it had counted so maybe i recommend your views they should read a book from brzezinski he's called these long term political advisor in america he wrote a book it's called the great chessboard where he explained the ukraine as a keystone for the how can you say that to come forward to come clean. bringing the western influence closer to russia the crane is a keystone for that one so the ukraine was a hot spot from political interests from a political interest from these forces behind this conflict
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a long time ago and now with a lot latest escalation in the last half year i think it was was it a coincidence that everything happened while putin was running around in his sport suit in in such he i don't think so maybe it was all planned before long time before and now we see here now it's really catastrophic are dramatic when we see the latest events in odessa well let's talk about the events we're seeing where civilians are dying and kiev is appearing to continue with this military crackdown on dissent the german press reporting that there are american mercenaries taking part do you believe that really could be the case. well i think that should be the case obviously these mercenaries which was obviously we're talking about the former blackwater people which is now called akademi you know the make it a bit more profound expression for them these are mercenaries and they are walking around in these war zones since decades so we had it in iraq we had it in other
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countries why should it be like that and the thing me and my colleagues we're all independent bloggers and all independent journalists we're all waiting for a some kind of false flag operation happening in the next few days or next weeks we got reports that there were some mercenaries some foreign mercenaries walking around in the east ukraine in the uniforms of the special units the so-called from the ukraine so maybe they have. themselves disguised as russians and then they stage a false flag operation or something else and we will see what happens there but obviously there are some forces in the ukraine and they are governed by the cia basically let's name it like it is and just finally the interim prime minister saying this referendum could lead to even further disaster for the country can anything prevent the conflict from escalating now after all we are seeing two regions explicitly and it looks this way if we get the results of the referendum
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explicitly demonstrating they do want greater autonomy not saying they want to be part of russia they want greater autonomy. well hopefully it works out fine and i was just reading the news i heard the news a few minutes ago that many people participated in that opinion poll that many people want to be your thomas reachin because they do not support the regime in kiev so the main point now is information we have to inform the people about what is going on really what are the forces behind them that is really a great chessboard what is going on here and let me state that one as a last sentence hopefully the forces surrounding mr president putin are having the right words for mr president because he was so calm right now and hopefully he stays like that because i think i don't want to praise him or so but with another person in that position it could have been much worse than here and hopefully all
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these people all these people understand that we only can prevent further escalation of the situation with more information and to being together that people that we can be together we should work together as people and we all want peace not war nobody wants war here that's for sure and that's what the people in chairman he really would like to say to the russians for it as far as i am as i can see robert thank you for your thoughts on this rothstein german journalist live from munich. international here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day coming up this hour the plight of saudi princesses locked in a tower that more after the break. when your children have nothing to eat when your children or your family is being killed i think most people in the world would agree that this is. valuable you know those elusive political rights that's really what we saw with the arab spring of
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people saying that their past to be an alternative to all the extremes that have been presented to me that's what a generation after generation were raised. in dictatorship or you're going to fall into either war or you're in a peace without justice you're either poor you're rich in the region is rejecting the extremes and saying we want new options and i think that is worth supporting. do we speak your language as i think about the role or not i. will use programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you. a little tune in to angle this story. here. the spanish. visit.
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for princesses locked up in a palace and waiting years to be set free not a fairy tale but a very modern reality in saudi arabia king abdullah his daughters used to leave a life of royal opiates it was a multimillion dollar palace they had personal heavy pads they enjoyed shopping trips and holidays but all of that was taken away from them thirteen years ago when the fall of the order them to be locked up for good but i. got a firsthand account of the situation from two of the princess's. we are burning. and we run out of water. actually. there were some expired.
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over the last few weeks you have had a lot of international exposure about your fate do you sense that that is helping it chilled were found where you're. from. with everyone and wife and all the so-called human rights organization to come out and actually home. and have. your parents one of the most widely held theories is that the princess is a being punished for supporting women's rights a longstanding issue in the country political commentator and a c annamarie shared his thoughts on what's happening. the law himself. is considered by many so days to be a reformer and it's hard to believe this when you see that his own daughters are actually being treated this way. just because his ex-wife refuses
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to return to. radio to be under his thumb i guess because he is an ex wife. at the same time there are a lot of saudis who believe that king abdullah has has actually reformed arabia he talked at some point about allowing so do women to vote but things are extremely slow the mother of the imprisoned daughters say they are victims of a power struggle within the saudi rulers large family of thirty eight children. chance. his sons are definitely behind he was. to do that by a half brothers question in the pub and. up like this is his sisters to be something. in in the government in the future and they want the
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father to. although he has reason i'm divorced so there's no one to just protect them. that is the father no it's not try so i'm far away we see him occasionally. website to the moment accusations of mass surveillance forced canada to take action government considers launching an investigation into claims its spy agencies a vest secretive fiddling fingers inside the social media accounts of it's citizens . plus in mexico thousands of vigilantes both young and old get a license to kill after joining the ranks of local police to battle a mighty drug cartel. considered a nuisance by u.s. gas drilling giant veera scroggins was barred from visiting a friend's supermarkets and even a local hospital in her hometown in pennsylvania but she refused to give up
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a fight and now a court has relented and lucian restrictions against the fierce fracking campaign report now reports now on her longtime struggle. pennsylvania resident nearest grogan's has spent more than five years leading up to public battle against one of the biggest and most controversial industries. to follow trucks around to see where the fracking is going now i show them sites from the road whatever the different phases excavation drilling fracking flaring and then of course the compressor stations then the pipeline construction that's all over the place like a way like a spider web show them that and then i take them to people who have been harmed last year cabot or oil and gas corp one of the biggest drillers in this state attempted to silence viera a court injunction brought in by the company restricted her from entering upon more than three hundred square miles owned or least by cabot it's one of the most extreme measures ever taken against an anti fracking activist i couldn't go let's
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say to all the stores i normally go to i couldn't go to the new hospital nearby i couldn't go to say my vet for free well from my dog i can go to some of the restaurants that i was used to going to but vieira and the anti fracking opposition refused to back down and last month they finally prevailed a judge significantly eased the injunction we hope that protesters will understand and the cavite wonder stand to that there is a first amendment in this country protecting the rights of advocates even ones who have messages that become pennies like cabbage may not want to hear their right behind me is a fracking site in action water chemicals and sand being pumped into the ground in order for viewer to observe the action without violating her injunction she stands on the private property of a pennsylvania resident who happens to live right across the street from the
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fracking site when our team met up with hera she was touring a group of activists around the county exposing the dangers many experts have linked to fracking they want us. scare people into keeping quiet but it's not going to work according to reports cabot insists that the or his activism distracted employees from their work and interfered with natural gas production however this sixty three year old grandmother and fearless advocate says she refuses to be intimidated i will continue to do it as i live here i don't want to live with this and i don't want to for future generations i don't want to for my children or anyone i know marina r.t.d. montrose pennsylvania. of course fear isn't the only one fighting against the industry and it's not the first time a drilling company has been stopped in its tracks by an activist ally that in texas a jury awarded three million dollars to to victims of fracking who prove their was damaged by a nearby drilling site people in vermont managed to impose
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a complete burn becoming the first state to do so and a company in ohio was forced to suspend drilling off to the authorities launched an investigation into a connection between the operations and earthquakes and r.t. caught up with the fracking activist cody months ago he explained how she beat big business two thousand and six we had a drilling and fracking operation going on in ohio and as a result of that there were a fugitive a mission that ended up finishing actually having help the fact myself and a lot of the neighbors here so that was my week a car was really confused honestly to have such an experience from an industrial operation right close to my home so that prompted me to look into it and to figure out how or why this was legal in two thousand and ten a bill passed in our government here in ohio which was the largest free for our in
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oil and gas law in our state since one nine hundred sixty five so that was the most recent. improvement that was brought about in our law. some of the world news now in a world update a suicide attack in pakistan's restive city of peshawar killed five people a bomb and did a refugee registration facility and started firing at police offices before blowing himself up an old man who's behind the attack but al qaida insurgents have repeatedly targeted civilians and security offices in the area. a wall collapse at a recycling plant in eastern china has killed at least eighteen and injured three more it's believed heavy rain which has drenched the region in recent weeks the accident. even. more news in just over half an hour from now in the meantime worlds apart all six whether arab countries were ready for the arab spring uprising.
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a pennsylvania widow had her house auctioned by her county's government for one hundred sixteen thousand dollars to cover the cost of an outstanding debt that she had that debt was six dollars and thirty cents yeah the price of lunch took an old ladies' home away and there are two things that need to be said about this firstly private property is one of the pillars of western and especially american civilization private property means you can feel secure in your home under feudalism served didn't own anything they were allowed to basically rent their land for their entire life to pay some leeching lord tells about the death of private property like this one makes you feel like you are going back into the dark ages should this woman's and all our homes be our castle even if we owe a stinking six dollars in debt secondly what is going on in the minds of the people who put this woman's home up for auction i could see if there were some kind of con men who get profit from the sale but these are bureaucrats selling this woman's home does nothing for them they get nothing out of it except the pleasure of doing
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it so i beg you if you work at some sort of government bureaucracy the next time an old lady is about to lose her house over six dollars just misplaced the file for a. month or two is it really worth ruining the life of a u.s. citizen to give the government another one hundred thousand dollars to waste not at all but that's just my opinion. live. live live.
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cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. hello and welcome to worlds apart and the old latin adage advises that anyone who wants peace should prepare for war a wisdom that has taken on a whole new meaning over the last few decades since humanitarian grounds became the reason for starting conflict is about peace still better than a good war well to discuss that i'm now joined by manalo amar associate vice president for the middle east and africa center at the united states institute of peace and i'll thank you very much for joining us today thank you for having me now
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those issues of war and peace that i just mentioned have long been pertinent to the middle east but i think they have become even more so since this region and these very dramatic period of transformation that people used to refer to as the arab spring now more and more people call it the arab spazzing and i think that's a very good indicator over where where one stands i would definitely refer to as the arab spring i think that what we witnessed a few years ago was a significant shift in terms of the citizenship in the region and also questions of accountability i would really argue that the expectations both in countries but as well as internationally were very unfair to expect such dramatic change in a period of two or three years what started was exciting but what was ahead was a long road and now this war in the spring presupposes something hopeful and yeas and to be still very hopeful based on the interviews that i've seen and yet i would
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like to ask you what do you base your hold on because three years down the line we have three countries on the verge of becoming failed states hundreds of thousands of people killed me. williams driven from their homes and yet we still hear from you know lots of people around the world that you know they're still hold that hope dies last but in the context of the middle east i find this approach of hope dies last very sinister because many people have already died for that hope now i agree with you that you know it's very important not to just present this hopeful optimistic viewpoint but to really be realistic about the challenges the challenges before each of these countries. is great i mean we're talking about a large investment in countries like iraq and afghanistan over a decade that still haven't been able to show progress with all types of international support and is still you know on the road towards really rebuilding
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a new country so something like a small country like libya or a larger country like egypt in two or three years i think we just have to be realistic about the challenges it's difficult there are many obstacles there has been a change and the demand for something better in terms of moving forward the events in the middle east obviously attracted a lot of attention around a while then i think they elicited two types of reaction one espoused by the united states that we cannot stand on this side we need to how those people struggling for democracy and the other promoted by russia and to some extent china are seeing these events as domestic internal affairs and calling for noninterference now as an american citizen as an aid worker i suspect that you would probably sympathize with the american approach more closely but i wonder if you see any deficiency in
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you know in these desire of how i think that's a very good question and one thing i would say is it's very important to note that when you saw all the revolutions in the arab spring and you know i was into areas where i was in benghazi before could i. i was in the square during the time call for change very few people were talking about democracy people want a better way of living and i think that's where the challenge with the arab spring is a lot of people on the ground are saying we don't care what it looks like we just want to countability we want improve living and we want our voices to be heard and that concept is the strongest concept coming from the arab spring it was not merely about democracy and i think that's an important change when you're talking about what type of aid or what type of intervention to go into a country i'm a firm believer that you are in sovereignty and in the national interest and that you really have to take the cue from the countries internally and so one of the things that you look for is do you have partnerships if not in the formal
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government specially where dictators are but do you have partnerships in other institutions in an organized opposition and very importantly on the ground within civil society and that's the only time that i would advocate looking at supporting but man i think you can always find groups that would support any sort of agenda in any given country and you know the reason i'm asking you is because as a journalist i also spend a lot of time in the region and you know i firmly believe that it is these desire to help or these desire to intervene if the your ideas of how things should look like that is all timidly responsible for derailing these very genuine grassroots movement that to me we saw in the middle is you know i have to say that it's much more challenging than that i think in an ideal world the organic natural grassroots movement would have enough of a moment to him to create change the reality is that there is such a balanced power dynamic in each of these countries i mean the dictators got rid of
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institutions they were able to really monopolize resources they killed any opposition and so to expect these local powerless voices to be the only initiators of change i think is very unfair because. as of the way the power and resources are divided in the region like you said you can always find small pockets of opposition in any country and i would be very fearful of a president of finding isolating those pockets for larger foreign affairs agendas a lot of people as you know from your travels will say that they feel they're caught constantly in regional and international proxy wars so exactly why then to try to interfere over and over again and let's consider you know one case in point the case of iraq you spent a lot of time there both before the american invasion under saddam hussein and afterwards and i wonder if you believe that iraqis with saddam hussein add the
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leader of that country would still have been capable of making you change within a second because let's face it face it i mean they they they were pretty sophisticated people by that time sure there was a dictatorship but they were a very advanced country in terms of education in terms of science in terms of health care in terms of women woman's rights there was also. a long tradition of sectarian coexistence and tolerance all of that is a by the way described in your book barefoot in baghdad but i wonder if all those major socially chairmans haven't been sacrificed for the sake of making iraq a better place it reaches what essentially. the world has been presented with its iraq is a very complex situation in its you know a huge challenge particularly today as you see the violence on rising and escalating in iraq as they enter into elections i think the challenge is really
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looking you know the iraq that you described of the sixty's of the seventy's maybe into the eighty's highly educated a second world nation comparable to spain compared to other countries in europe not comparable to third world countries. saddam hussein won the best award in one nine hundred seventy nine eleven aiding illiteracy among women just clearly a country that had incredible potential but the reality is after the first gulf war and in particular because ascensions of the ninety's you really saw iraq began to cripple and the dictatorship in the thora tarion regime become harsher and harsher as you've mentioned i lived in iraq in ninety seven in ninety eight and you know it was a country on the brink of falling apart particularly every day iraqi citizens so in two thousand and three when i reentered iraq there was a lot of excitement about the intervention and the hopes and dreams of what iraq would be the reality is it's still far away from being achieved and the challenges
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are great i think it's just very hard to try and determine if the change within the dictatorship would have happened naturally the majority of iraqis have told me that they feel it could have only happened with intervention but. obviously i don't want to. produce an impression of hankering for saddam hussein obviously we're not talking about what it would have been better if he stayed in power what have really talking about is how realistic this concept. you know trying to how the country to progress towards democracy because the same type of rhetoric has been voiced in case of libya in case of syria and we have all seen what kind of ramifications it had back there is so it seems to me that the experience of iraq as horrendous as it was wasn't enough to persuade western leadership that you know these type of democracy building projects simply don't work i think the challenge is really how can we make it work because for a long time the region has been forced between extremes either we accept
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dictatorships like saddam hussein like khadafi with the order that they bring or we go into mass chaos and fear of minorities not being protected and the sectarian divides and what you're. bearing in what was really at the root of the arab spring is people saying there needs to be a third alternative it can't be these only choices between extremes which is intervention and chaos on one side or a dictatorship and i think that's really what needs to be explored is how we intervene and the ways we can support legitimate national movements and not just choose the alternative of being apathetic and stand on the sidelines but you would still insists that the west or the international community still has these obligation to intervene rather than let society to develop. in its own way because. for example if you compare egypt and syria those two latest examples it could be argued that it was able all of you know getting read mubarak on its own
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accord but it was. a western desire to intervene in syria and to support a democratic or. democratic forces there that led to these horrendous civil war and we actually allowed those countries a chance to make their own mistakes. just to be clear i believe strongly in their country's sovereignty and really strongly support civil societies ability to initiate change on their own i think realistically that needs international support i'm not advocating for a specific specific form of intervention i think it's very important that is based on the national partnership but i also do feel strongly that you know at this point in time a week when you look at a case like libya i personally have no doubt that if there was no intervention that qaddafi would have gone in and we would have had a bloodbath and a massacre in benghazi you know watching iraq ten thirteen years of sanctions
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bringing an entire nation as you mentioned that was great to its knees punishing through economic sanctions and without exit or any end in sight i think is very difficult to continue to advocate for you know we do need to look at what types of intervention can happen. to deal with the responsibility to protect to deal with really finding ways of supporting transitions peacefully without violence i think is a crucial challenge to the international community the only thing that i'm saying is the times of sitting back and pretending that these issues don't affect us here in the u.s. or anywhere internationally i think are over we know that there is an interdependent between nations between one issue too and you know in all fairness the united states has never sat back and said that we don't really care if it actually intervenes quite often and some would argue not very successfully and the other point i would like to make is that you just sad that the you know you were absolutely certain that gadhafi would. turned in gaza into
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a bloodbath and i find this. interesting to hear because just a couple of minutes ago you said that there is no way of learning whether the iraqi society could have dislodged saddam hussein on its own then he had to use him to be absolutely sure that you know off what he would do even though you know let's face it on to gadhafi leave at least on social and economic terms was a pretty advanced country people had sure they didn't have political freedoms but they had good. standards of living they had education they had medicine they had rule of law all those values that they would now long for and that leads me to ask you whether this current. western establishment really appreciates the value of status quo you're describing the life of a very small number of elite i mean when i was in the you know again in benghazi i
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traveled all across the country very few people i mean there are two or three streets only in tripoli that have the life style that you described the periphery was quite different and the same in iraq i mean baghdad was an amazing city even under sanctions a beauty but when you. to the government's lack of electricity water all those challenges existed because saddam focused on the capital and not on the governor absolutely but unfortunately this iteration now seems to be still much much wars than it was baghdad even as you say very few people enjoyed those good standards of living we have to take a very short break now but please stay with us who will get back to these heated conversation in just a few moments. i
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promised my mother that i would come here. six million is terrifying just imagine six million lives and sleeps. most help to search through the records of people who went missing during world war two between one hundred forty one and one hundred forty five. you know we know where he was buried and you know. it all started with a call from grandma's cousin where you the she said a distant relative of ours had been found but that image that we asked which is love to help which is lost found all the records. that i feel obliged to do this it's just when i see that i'm helping people i just feel better about myself. right to see. her street. and i would think that you're.
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welcome back to worlds apart of me are discussing the concept of aid in more than geo politics with manalo maher associate weiss president for the middle east and africa center at the united states institute of peace now. just before the break we were talking about the actions of the american government and american military and i want to make clear that you don't work for the american government. either you work for them merican military you are an aid worker who was driven to all those conflict zones by your own conscience but what i think interesting is that the if these philosophy of aid is very. similar to the broader philosophy of american foreign policy this insistent sometimes very self righteous insistence on how being others and i wonder if in your own experience you ever had. to step
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back and question whether your ideas of how people should be held to really correspond to. how they should be how you're right it is a challenge i think internationally there is very much smaller camp that really feels that they have the answers and they go with but more and more there's an emphasis are really listening and you know a rights based approach in terms of it's the right of the citizens to really determine what programs look like i know that that's one of the key things that i've learned fifteen years traveling in the region is to stop and listen and like i said you know listen when they're saying we're not looking for democracy we're looking for an improvement in the way we live day to day listen to that so that our programs aren't focused only on governance but looking at the needs and the issues that people in country are asking for in one of your interviews are free do you say that's one of your motivations of going back to you iraq after the use invasion or
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was this believe that conflict presents a new opportunity that you know this entire social contract is being negotiated and . gives you an opportunity to promote human rights or women's rights what what have you and i sympathize with this approach but it also looks very very similar to these clean slate doctrine that has been a spouse by the american military and financial establishment this idea of cashing in on chaos and i'm sure you are not making money in all those conference but how is your approach different from these conscious desire to profiteer on chaos and ultimately people suffering because renegotiation of social contract involves a great degree of i think that's right i mean no country has gone through a transition or. i have been able to drive you know really develop a constitution without some element of chaos i think that the difference is you're really looking at the internal conversation and not looking at an external so it
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really is about the new government that turns a government that's set up and the citizens of the country having dialogue you know the best case scenario is through a reconciliation and national dialogue process unfortunately that step is often skipped and focused on but what that does is really allow the citizen and the new government to determine what is the social contract between the two what are their rights what are their responsibilities now speaking about the social contract i think the the most pressing case for. international aid now is syria and we all know that millions of people have been driven out of home hundreds of thousands go hungry every day not to mention all those killed and aid workers find it extremely difficult to to work there and yet. you know regardless of where you stand politically you have to admit that. with all his failures or with all his crimes the assad regime had
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a fairly good social contract with the syrian people it least in terms of again education how to care women's rights. you know the the the mound of religious tolerance that was present in the country i wonder if. losing all of that was worth. the elusive dream this elusive hope that you alluded to all of making something better i think that it's very hard for you know either you or me to make a value on i think it's very much up to the syrians or to the libyans or to the iraqis i mean for them to really be able to value what they see is their freedom their right to be heard their right to dignity and their right to real better access to the most basic services health education. you know all the different elements have really been the fuel for what we saw in the arab spring you know i i find it very difficult to continuously ask people in the region to choose again
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between a dictatorship that's just good enough you know just the right amount of survival you know feeding you just to a point where you're not starving but you're never really full or the chaos and the violence that they're seeing you know i i truly believe there has to be a third option for the people but many of those challenges that the aid organizations i dealing with now both and in case of libya syria iraq wouldn't have been there if it wasn't for these. desire to haue because we can argue about what is the value of freedom but it's something that is. well very abstract but when your children have nothing to eat when your children or your family is being killed i think most people in the world with agreed that this is a bit more valuable then you know those elusive political rights again i think that it really determines we would have had no change we would have had no revolutions
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you know historically people would have just accepted our q patient people would have accepted dictatorships there is clearly something in human nature that resists that and that dreams of something that may not be quantifiable in terms of maslow's hierarchy of needs saying that we want something better we want opportunity and that's what we saw i mean that's really what we saw with the arab spring there's people saying that there has to be an alternative to all the extremes that have been presented i mean that's what a generation after generation raises you're either dictatorship or you're going to fall into chaos you're either at war or you're in a peace without justice you're either poor or you're rich in the region is rejecting the extremes and saying we want new options and i think that is worth supporting i'm doing is extremes are actually being driven onto this region by the very same people. who claimed they desired to haue because i saw an old website that they use institute for peace has been calling for more american activism in
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both syria and iraq and you know what you call activism of course depends on the definition but one could argue that what john mccann is doing in syria talking to rebels and calling for arms also supposedly to further that democratic dream is not the kind of activism is very conducive to peace i slowly agree that we have to be very careful one like you said a lot of the extremes are being fed by both regional and international players so i you know i even when i speak with the local partners i tell them that you should be wary and concerned about foreign agendas coming into the country because it is fueling the conflict and it is pushing to the extreme i think we have no doubt of that when we look at you know particularly syria and iraq but in the conflict in the region there's a lot of regional and international influence in the negative way i think that what i'm talking about is the positive and really finding those legitimate organizations and groups and particularly institution building that they themselves are
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initiating change i firmly do not believe that international organizations should ever be at the forefront we are always in the back supportive of local institutions and local partners moves not something that we develop our own and i'll let me bring one more country into the conversation and this is afghanistan i know about you have. experience there and it is also a country where these nation building experiment has been attempted there's been. which have been described as a success but. and when i talked to talk to the afghani people many of them said that look we are not a perfect democracy we are not a democracy in the western sense of the world but we have our own system of governance we have these tribal rule rule reach may not be fair to all citizens of afghanistan which may not be fair to women of against them but at least it creates some sort of. rather than perpetual warfare and the question is whether i guess the
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international community can accept these system this imperfect unfair system as such or whether it should really continue trying to improve it and turn it into something that accords to the western image of a fair society again i think it's really up to the afghan citizens to decide what they accept and what they don't accept i don't think it's just within the international community's role to accept i mean there are certain non-negotiable is that the international community should stand behind it agree on and i would say those are already in the. international declaration of human rights so you know that's really where the non-negotiable should come in but you know the informal sector particularly in the justice also in security there's an informal sector there as well have actually played some positive roles particularly in times of transition what i've heard in you know the context of you know it's got a son in iraq and across is
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a desire to see one system that rises above everyone and i think the way to do that is to broaden our interpretations of law that would then fold in understand the informal justice sector particular religious and tribal courts you mentioned suddenly go. you know we should compromise upon and i assume you would include women's rights into into that please but in the case of afghanistan this is a very tricky issue because on one hand women's rights are a president or at least again in the western sense of the world but on the other hand women. who insist. on that ride. may and may be killed and they have been killed. in the past so i wonder how do you keep these a genuine desire of how paying those women from becoming a sort of white woman's burden when you essentially not only drive your own image on to them but put them into they never know it's particularly the danger issues
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a huge challenge i think it's just very important to pause and remember the great history that afghanistan and i would say a lot of countries with islamic traditions have on women's rights i mean this is definitely not a western agenda i mean this law you know afghanistan had a woman judge in the late one thousand nine hundred seventy there's a lot to be proud of in each of these countries really root back to freedom and you know women's liberation and women's rights that are you know within the context of the local community and more importantly are within the islamic tradition i think that the concept of women's rights being western is a dangerous fallacy and it tends to be used as you said to target women that they're part of a western gender when in fact what they're asking for is something that existed that was a race that said again how we define women's rights and the way it looks i do think is important for the international community to open up their models and to let it be influenced by the national context and just wrapping up our conversation on the
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philosophy of aid or assistance we all know that medical students have to take peacekeeper craddick oath of doing no harm do you ever feel that it relates to your field as well definitely there is a code of conduct that all angio aid workers ascribe to and the number one thing in the code of conduct is do no harm and so there's always that battle and that question of really you know being conscious that you're not actually subsidizing you're supporting the violence or the injustices it's always a question on my mind personally while i'm on now i only wish that. governments who are just as passionate about making a change and how being others as you are with us to the same code of conduct of doing no harm because oftentimes unfortunately they do well we have to leave it here we are out of time but i appreciate you being on the show and to our viewers please keep the conversation going on our twitter you tube and facebook pages and i hope to see here again same place same time here on the wall the part.
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visit our big. one man is killed and several wounded in the eastern city of damascus after the ukrainian army sends in troops and disrupts an old ptolemy referendum. despite days of military raids voting on self-determination goes ahead anyway with people in ukraine's restive regions lining up at polling stations to have their say on future relations with kiev. and other top stories from this week victims of a royal power play all martyrs for women's rights for saudi princess is held hostage for over a decade by their own father. and the u.s. campaign who is prevented from going about her everyday business simply for trying to keep. cracking free.
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of an attack in the past seven days top developments and the latest news this is the weekly. international. well we start in ukraine's eastern city of. where one person has reportedly been killed and another injured violence erupted when pro-government forces entered the city during voting on the region's sovereignty. well. witnesses say men in military uniform opened fire on a crowd of people near a building that had been seized by troops also seized by government forces before schools serving as polling stations preventing people from entering to cast their ballots the voting was declared over but according to referendum organizers ballots were hidden so a count could be made later by the voting on sovereignty into eastern ukrainian
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regions and lugansk is now coming to an end the voting in the country's industrial mostly russian speaking area comes after months of mass protests against the post-coup government in kiev and its policies when around eighty percent of voters are reported to have cast their ballots in the lugansk region while in the dinette screeching the turnout is said to be a little more than seventy percent this is footage from some of the polling stations showing just how many people came to make their voices heard that's despite consistent threats from kiev and the ongoing government military offensive in the area we talked to people queuing at polling stations about why they came out and here's what they had to say everybody got also just who would you be voting for today so that i would leave was. ok and we are against the security and government that came to power in mind done. against this so-called
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government of ours. can see people go off and do will you be voting for. them it is my rights not to see. me here till i apologize that they did not mean to the family to go and who was you be voting for. for russia. i go also who will you vote for today. for who want to denounce the national republican. party's paullus there who is in the nets now reports on what exactly those who organize the referendum are hoping to achieve. each of us is waging a war of their own i fight with a pen it is my weapon and more than three million people up poised today to use that same weapon maisons have no guns and donetsk are holding a referendum that could have far reaching consequences the mood among people is positive finally we'll have the chance to speak our mind in five weeks more than
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three million ballots have been printed and more than one thousand two hundred polling stations organized the electoral roll has already been compiled people in eastern ukraine who had been involved in previous election campaigns helped us with that we had some serious problems including paper but we found ballots in the administration building that we do go over financing was also a problem in the end it came from private donors and although no foreign observers are on hand to check the legality of the vote they were invited but neither washington nor the european union recognize this poll so how does the referendum work the question on the ballots page asks do you support the act of state self rule of the dinette people's republic or the lugansk people's republic or. all we want is to declare our right to self-determination so after the referendum results are announced the status of the region will not change it will still be
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part of ukraine it won't become part of russia we will only let the world know that we want change we just want to be heard and to be able to determine our region's future. and if that next step were to result in autonomy people in these regions would claim the right to choose the own language and domestic policy the budget would no longer be controlled by the government in kiev and even foreign ties would be decided by local leaders because it's going to be our own free republic who will be free to choose and can leave like normal people our government called us all terrorists look at us terrorists with children and prams they might deny has the right to voice our opinions but let everyone have this opportunity today to say what they think of what i saw in a desert and my done is unacceptable i don't want this to be repeated but with rumors of a harsher military crackdown many fear that flow to peace could still be marred with chaos and bloodshed paula see r.t. eastern ukraine international affairs expert sergey at kind of coverage believes
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that the violence is the reason protesters in the east are defying to have four fifths of the people of the region maybe do not quite know what they want whether to be antonymous within ukraine or to join with russia but certainly low what they would not get what they have in common is absolute the deplorable rejection of the legitimacy and legality of the regime here and likewise. when some of these elected on maybe twenty eight or thirty two percent of the total vote of ukrainian citizens it will be showing the worst is a great and glorious victory for democracy mark my words how what may even if it's completely boy got to be in these even if it is only partially successful in the style in the sense that they will claim that ukraine now has a legitimate state and that head of state is
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a man who is committed to by owens who is a corrupt oligarchy and a puppet of the west. the heart of region of eastern ukraine is also seen mass protests against the post-coup government in kiev it's also planned to hold a referendum but decided to suspend it just a few days ago the move followed the russian president's calls for a delay until conditions improve and dialogue with kiev is possible but with them but we ask the representatives of southeastern ukraine and pro federalization supporters to postpone the referendum on the regional tanami scheduled for the eleventh of may this year. and well during a meeting with the current chief of the organization for security and cooperation in europe putin also assured russian troops are no longer near the ukrainian border he also said the key to resolving tensions is for the rest of southeast and kiev to talk and political analyst and russian expert martin mccauley believes there are signs something can be achieved the position seems to be that russia would welcome
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the lecturer president then begin to negotiate with him. settlement to the to the crisis in ukraine it is the first glimmer of hope for a long time it looks like the situation will affect. the temperature will decline and hopefully. people will be killed. that we can look forward to a presidential election the twenty fifth of may which will pass. freely and it will be an exercise in democracy and will be no conflict no no force no coercion used by anyone let's hope that ukraine now is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel both the e.u. and the us have dismissed the self-determination vote in eastern ukraine as illegal washington believes it will lead to more disorder and division as the state department reiterated its support for the interim government in kiev now this show of support came up as an issue this week when the assistant secretary of state
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appeared before congress. we did have a legitimate election before and the elected president was removed after we had major street violence there were pictures that people of people running around with these that were we were told were neo nazis. first of all the vast majority of those who participated on the my don were peaceful protesters if you had a chance to see the pictures and some many of us visited including many members here and there were mothers and grandmothers and that are in the main don't every day i have a lever however for you go on i saw those pictures as well i also saw a lot of pictures of people throwing fireballs a groups of policemen were huddled in the over in a corner where people were shooting into the ranks of police so yes there were
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mothers with flowers but there were also very dangerous street fighters were engaged in those demonstrations the question is were there a neo nazi groups involved in that. there were as i said almost every color of ukraine was represented including some including breaking answer is yes then. international life here moscow coming up the plight of saudi princess is locked in a that's a more after the break. rather than recognizing just how far this is gone and seeing the damage that's being done and changing course people just point fingers and say whatever one does it's we.
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i promised my mother that i would come here. six million is terrifying just imagine six million lives and fates. mostly i hope to search for the records of people who went missing during world war two between one hundred forty one in one thousand forty five. now we know where he was buried. and she was it all started with a call from grandma's cousin where you she said a distant relative of ours had been found but that which we asked which is left to help which is left found all the records. something i feel obliged to do this it's just when i see that i'm helping people i just feel better about myself. at the pledge if it was terrible they
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come up very hard to take a look at once again a little longer there is a place that never had sex with the perfect their lives let's give us a little blood. tests. lists lists lists lists lists lists lists lists lists. of the people. they all told me my language as well but i will only react to situations i haven't
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read the reports so i'm letting the players know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter play like a monthly save it is a lizard yell a car is on the docket no got a little there they go no more weasel words when you have a direct question the city prepared for a chase when you roll a punch be ready for a bad little critter all speeds and little down the freedom to crush. for princesses locked up in a palace and waiting years to be set free no not a fairy tale but a very modern reality in saudi arabia king of dollars daughters used to live a life of royal opulence their home was a multi-million dollar palace they had personal they had plenty of money to go shopping and go on holidays but all of that was taken away from them thirteen years
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ago when their father ordered them to be locked up for good my colleague andrew farmer got a firsthand account of the situation from two of the princess's rearming. and we ran out of water. where are actually. running water or some expired. over the last few weeks you have had a lot of international exposure about your fate do you sense that that is helping your tilde where you can hear. from. everyone and all the little while and. the. nation will come out and actually hold. your parent.
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one of the most widely held theories is that the princess is a being punished for supporting women's rights a longstanding issue in the country political commentator an associate of mari shared his thoughts on what is happening here. himself. is considered by many so d.s. to be a reformer and it's hard to believe this when you see that his own daughters are actually being treated this way. just because his ex-wife refuses to return to. radio to be under his thumb i guess because he is an ex wife. at the same time there are a lot of saudis will believe that can grab the law has has actually reformed arabia he talked at some point about allowing so do women to vote but things are extremely slow the mother of the imprisoned daughter says they are victims of
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a power struggle within the saudi rulers large family of thirty eight children. find the chance for. his sons this and that. he was. to do that by half brothers specially in the pub and. up like this is his sister to be something. in the government in the future and they want the father to pay those bills although he has reason i'm divorced so there's no one to just protect them or that is the father no it's not try so i'm far away we see them occasionally. over on our web site accusations of mass surveillance forced canada to take action . the government considers launching a proving to claims its spy agencies have their secretive fiddling fingers inside
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the social media accounts of its citizens. plus in mexico thousands of vigilantes both young and old to get a license to kill after joining the ranks of local police to battle a mighty drug cartel. considered a nuisance by u.s. gas drilling giant vera scroggins was barred from visiting a friend's supermarkets and even the local hospital in her hometown in pennsylvania but she refused to give up her fight and now a court has relented and loosen restrictions against the fierce anti fracking campaign or deport our reports on her longtime struggle. pennsylvania resident of nearest grogan's has spent more than five years leading up to public battle against one of the biggest and most controversial industries. to follow trucks around to see where the fracking is going i show them sites from the road whatever the different phases excavation drilling fracking flaring and then of course the
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compressor stations then the pipeline construction that's all over the place like a way like a spider web show them that and then i take them to people who have been harmed last year cabot or oil and gas corp one of the biggest drillers in this state attempted to silence viera according junction brought in by the company to her from entering upon more than three hundred square miles owned or leased by cabot it's one of the most extreme measures ever taken against an anti fracking activist i couldn't go let's say to all the stores i normally go to i couldn't go to the new hospital nearby i couldn't go to say my vet for free well from my dog i can go to some of the restaurants that i was used to going to but viera and the anti fracking opposition refused to back down and last month they finally prevailed a judge significantly eased the injunction we hope that protesters will understand and the cavite wonder stand to that there is
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a first amendment in this country protecting the rights of advocates even ones who have messages that become phonies like cabbage may not want to hear their right behind me is a fracking site in action water chemicals and sand being pumped into the ground in order for viewer to observe the action without violating her injunction she stands on the private property of a pennsylvania resident who happens to live right across the street from the fracking site when our team met up with veera she was touring a group of activists around the county exposing the dangers many experts have linked to fracking they want us. scare people into keeping quiet but it's not going to work according to reports cabot insists that beer is activism distracted employees from their work and interfered with natural gas production however this sixty three year old grandmother and fearless advocate says she refuses to be intimidated i will continue to do it as i live here i don't want to live with this
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and i don't want to for future generations i don't want to for my children or anyone i know marina porton iowa r.t.d. montrose pennsylvania. of course fear isn't the only one fighting against the industry and it's not the first time a drilling company has been stopped in its tracks by an activist either in texas a jury awarded three million dollars to two victims of fracking you prove their wealth was damaged by a nearby drilling site people in vermont managed to impose a complete ban becoming the first state to do so at a company in higher was forced to suspend drilling off to the authorities launched an investigation into a connection between the operations and earthquakes r.t. caught up with anti fracking activists carly months ago who explained how she beat big business two thousand and six we had a drilling in tracking operation going on in ohio and as a result of that there were some fugitive emissions that ended up finishing
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actually having helped the fact myself and a lot of the neighbors here so that was my week a car was really confused honestly to have such an experience from an industrial operation right close to my home so that prompted me to look into it and to figure out how or why this was legal in two thousand and ten a bill passed in our government here in ohio which was the largest free farm in oil and gas law in our state since one nine hundred sixty five so that was the most recent. improvement that was brought about in our law. some other world news now this world updated suicide attack in pakistan's restive city a pressure well as killed five people a bomber entered a refugee registration facility and started firing at police officers before blowing himself up it's not known who is behind the attack and al qaeda insurgents have repeatedly targeted civilians and security offices in the area.
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a wall collapse of the recycling plant in eastern china has killed at least eighteen and injured three more it's believed heavy rain which is drenched the region in recent weeks caused the accident and local government rip. ports that forty people were in the building at the time. and insurgents have launched a brazen attack on a military base in northern iraq killing twenty soldiers at least eleven were shot dead from close range with their hands tied behind their backs is sort followed a spate of deadly attacks across the country that left nineteen people dead and iraq is witnessing the worst surge in violence since two thousand and eight with thousands having lost their lives since the start of this year in greece for the first time direct links are being drawn between financial hardship and suicide the number of those taking their own lives there was once the lowest in europe but that changed when the economy crashed it was nearly every day between two thousand and nine and two thousand and ten according to a new report in a cost of us spoke to some of those driven to the edge by
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a sterile. this woman says it's hard to find a job they prefer to get migrants who are cheaper and don't ask for any benefits unlike us some greeks end up on the streets but others and uptake in their own life unable to handle the pressure and then growing numbers. i came close to committing suicide and i believe many greeks feel the same way and for the first time research shows that the rise in suicides here in recent years is the iraqi link to the spending cuts which have driven millions in so unemployment when it comes to greece it's mainly men aged forty five to eighty nine who are at a greater risk people who lose their. identity. while there are so awful. that with the conditions of wards according would have been living their lives even. made them but if not
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pulling out is works focally marca an organization which offers free counseling to those thinking of taking their own lives lost consider doing just that when he lost everything a year ago could you tell us what made you tried to commit suicide. it's a tragic story i didn't have a place to live or somewhere to go and i was taken to a priest who ended up being weird and took advantage of me in that moment i lost my mind because i was fifty three years old at the time and the experience was very shocking for me i didn't know what else to do in that moment i didn't know five hundred fifty one man committed suicide in greece between two thousand and nine and two thousand and ten that's about one person a day when i spoke to people in athens none seemed too surprised. according to the
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latest studies there were two suicides a day on average in greece in two thousand and ten and half of them were soley because of the economic crisis did you know that. if you don't have money to take your kids your family wants you through pressure would you feel good about yourself i've been unemployed for two years i've paid for everything yet i don't have insurance i don't have anything i have two kids to raise i understand why men especially through pressured men have more responsibility. because the feelings of suicide. be violent people are doing to the new one today. that they feel the problem is that after six years of austerity there remains a lot of pain in greece and very few signs of hope to cling to marina costs are athens. i mean that more news for just over half an hour from now in the meantime
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laying warriors to rest the story of those who look for the battlefield remains of soviet soldiers and deep closure to their families that special documentary after this break. you know we human beings sort of live our lives in the moment even recent history is still history and well we are all busy so it is easy for the magicians of media to wave their hands around and make us forget about things in fact wasn't just a few months ago the protesters on the streets of kiev are crying out for democracy they claim that the crimes of the end of covert government prove that it was illegitimate but now that the managers of the protest movement are in power boy are they singing a different tune a few months ago they were crying about european values and freedom of speech now that they have the power they banned russian t.v. channels from airing they claimed then that because they could get hundreds of
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people to storm government buildings that they were the legitimate power but now what anti kiev protesters do it well that's just mob violence when they drove a bulldozer into and threw molotov cocktails at police who only beat the. in return with clubs that was a violation of their human rights but now an heir to kill forces protests they send in the army and right sector thugs to break them up or just kill them if you just take the time to stop and think back just a few months ago you see that the yet so new government is doing exactly the same things that they accuse the yandell call which government of doing over let's own the end of evil flagrant hypocrisy but that's just my opinion. i marinate join me. for that impartial and financial reporting commentary cancer
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news and much. only on the bus and. there's a so we leave the. potions to the. physical . issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from. politics. razer there is a battle started here the village down. with it was at the exact moment eleven in the morning when the first seven tanks appeared to. move freely in the first battle field. of us soldiers.
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but they gave their lives for this land and they protected us. yes they took it over but sevastopol never surrendered there were no defenders left . so as the president said i stopped all came back calmed down quite a bit has a russian roots and nobody can deny that it's it. right on the street. first street. and i prevent the church. on our reporter's twitter. and instagram. to be in the know. on.
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way to get the read. you would want cynical skinny more. clip opposed to the site. itself would just work pumping up the boisterous mortis which in no good be simple and sherry sit. still and daniel going home which still. i do get my beautiful moments.
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me keep it where that was the way a team if i mean it would just build up go out at stewart's let it put in little bit knots the whole with and it should nice describe to us the look would that which in itself by deed that gives me a bunch of nice to build i'd go outside with above that to dust up i would do just with that enough would just push me to have the. love cindy did most of the others didn't you believe that almost the sort of total border all that has done is because certain of the looked at least. the stardom legace to love that is to do what's it should still go develop a sort of a look at a dentist up a live you know study or they would all shirts on blue boar roof looked out of a. board if it son were not up to bill clinton as a look at some golf. what's not in my view of the sort of beauty that you are
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or you just have them here. but if you're not probably one. born evil mama. done labor or. a producer of sit down series do you get like a morsel of. spittle what your.
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when your children have nothing to eat when your children or your family is being killed i think most people in the world would agree that this is. valuable you know those elusive political rights that's really what we saw with the arab spring as people saying that their past to be an alternative to all the extremes that have been presented i mean that's what a generation after generation were raised as your dictatorship or you're going to fall in the mail us your out of war or you're at peace without justice you're either poor you're rich in the region is rejecting the extremes and saying we want new options and i think that is worth supporting.
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right from the scene. sir straight to me and i think that you're. on our reporter's twitter. and instagram. to be in the moment on. rather than recognizing just how far this is gus and seeing the damage that's being done and changing course people just point fingers and say whatever one does it's so why god we. see.
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high did in the piece i can go where he could and you smug. but there's a body when you're bored at work at good there's always people in the most people it was a good idea to them but me now because that's. what the guy would couple beautifully that i did to get to live near cuz i just. was in the miley cirus the always really did she do you get real snow real nice to me started i just had to do facing up i would have none of you. behold disgustedly and no no hope it will lead but don't push with be hard to look at what's this to that what the world will not be. you. suck. at this and this immediately got us. yeah yeah but a nuclear missile is done you know to this level it's good can point to me.
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in the woods the way you want to name me and the. thing you're from i'm an imprint in your moon just i'm going to be what i think of him or i'm going to ruin him for . sure the way you really do when. i post something and i mean it on. the dental school but it wastes all of the new place people i mean he's but i sure wish. to q. to be a sheet of the rule chimp is a few months ago would you still hold much to believe it was for the national sway will be at all sold with the most people you must something. so little will do. up in the coldest what they might i know state your boy took the committee his bill
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your most. this idiot. by leeana. the let. me just. point. by you to pull or. push. and then when. i turn into. the middle no four but she's a little bit of both in the last last month or so if we do and so they just need to put us at the school remove the human element in all good will it's all but there's going to be a bit of one of the awful through for. most post it's a small dish cooked the. ethical some only if someone has.
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we think about why we think there are no. moral sand beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank. white has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you know. we're all a. little ball i didn't do they said she didn't take it all way over there the.
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ways it is that it's vital started here the village down. with it was at the exact moment eleven in the morning when the first seven tanks appeared to. move you have enough battle field weight loss of us soldiers home. but they gave their lives for this land and they protected us. yes they took it over but sevastopol never surrendered there were no defenders left . so what's the president said i stop all came back home and i want to get as russian roots and nobody can deny that it's not.
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well if your whole life should be making news all the face time get a loan and. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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if. one man is killed and several wounded in the eastern city of cross after the ukrainian army it sends in troops and ptolemy referendum. despite days of military raids voting on self-determination concludes as people in ukraine's restive regions have their say on future relations with. and other top stories from this week victims of a royal power play all martyrs for women's rights for saudi princess is held hostage for over a decade by their own father. naughty meets a u.s. campaigner who is prevented from going about her every day business simply for trying to keep fracking free.
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with a look back at the past seven days top developments and the latest news this is the weekly on international where we start in ukraine's eastern city on a mask where one person has been killed and another injured violence erupted when pro-government forces entered the city during voting on the net region sovereignty you may find some of the following images disturbing. yes. witnesses say men in military uniform opened fire on a proud of people near a building that had been taken over by troops also seized by government forces before schools serving as polling stations preventing people from entering to cast their ballots or voting was declared over but according to referendum organizers
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ballots were hidden and the count can be made later. or polling stations in two eastern ukrainian regions donetsk and lugansk have now closed the voting on sovereignty in the country's industrial mostly russian speaking area comes after months of mass protests against the post-coup government in kiev and its policies around eighty percent of voters are reported of course their ballots in the lugansk region while in the dinette squeege in the turnout is said to have been a little more than seventy percent this is footage from some of the polling stations showing just how many people came to make their voices heard as despite consistent threats from kiev and the ongoing government military offensive in the area we talked to people queuing at polling stations about why they came out and here's what they had to say to me but what are you voting for today. for all of the because. we are against the security government that came to power in mind done. against this so-called government of ours. people to go
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and what are you voting for today. it's my right not to say. i apologize i didn't mean to found three people to go also but what are you voting for to be. for russia . i go also what are you voting for today. for what for the next national republic. ortiz paullus lee who is in donetsk now reports on what exactly those who organized the referendum are hoping to achieve. each of us is waging a war of their own i fight with a pen it is my weapon and more than three million people up poised today to use that same weapon maisons have no guns and donetsk are holding a referendum that could have far reaching consequences to the mood among people is positive finally we'll have the chance to speak our mind in five weeks more than three million ballots have been printed and more than one thousand two hundred
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polling stations organized with the electoral roll has already been compiled and people in eastern ukraine who had been involved in previous election campaigns helped us with that we had some serious problems including paper but we found ballots in the administration building that we do go over financing was also a problem in the end it came from private donors and although no foreign observers are on hand to check the legality of the vote they were invited but neither washington nor the european union recognize this poll so how does the referendum work the question on the ballots page asks do you support the act of state self rule of the dinette people's republic or the lugansk people's republic or. all we want is to declare our right to self-determination so after the referendum results are announced the status of the region will not change it will still be
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part of ukraine it won't become part of russia we will only let the world know that we want change we just want to be heard and to be able to determine our region's future. and if that next step were to result in autonomy people in these regions would claim the right to choose the own language and domestic policy the budget would no longer be controlled by the government in kiev and even foreign ties would be decided by local leaders because it's going to be our own free republic we will be free to choose and can leave like normal people our government called us all terrorists they look at us terrorists with children and friends might deny has the right to voice our opinions but let everyone have this opportunity today to say what they think and that's what i saw in my done is unacceptable i don't want this to be repeated but with rumors of a harsher military crackdown many fear that flow to peace could still be marred with chaos and bloodshed point to see r.t. eastern ukraine. international affairs expert said as yet of kofi just poked him
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early he believes the violence is the reason protesters in the east are defying. heads of the people of the region mainly do not quite know what they want whether to be accountable to be in ukraine or to join with russia but certainly low what they do not. what they have in common is absolute that are going to call rejection of the legitimacy and legality of the regime here and likewise. when some of these elected on maybe twenty eight or thirty two percent of the total vote of ukrainian citizens it will be showing the worst is a great and glorious victory for democracy mark my words how what may even if it's completely boycotted in these even if it is only partially successful in the south in the sense that they will claim that ukraine now is a legitimate state and that head of state is
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a man who is committed to bio and who is a corrupt oligarchy and a puppet of the west. the heart of region of eastern ukraine is also seen mass protests against the post-coup government in kiev it's also planned to hold a referendum but decided to suspend it just a few days ago the move followed the russian president's calls for delay until conditions improve and dialogue with kiev is possible but with them but we ask the representatives of southeastern ukraine and pro federalization supporters to postpone the referendum on the regional tanami jeweled for the eleventh of may this year. and. during a meeting with the current chief of the organization for security and cooperation in europe putin also assured russian troops are no longer near the ukrainian border and he also said the key to resolving tensions is for the rest of southeast and kiev to talk well political analyst and russia expert martin mccauley believes there are signs something can be achieved the position seems to be that russia
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would welcome the repos the event begin to negotiate with him. settlement to the to the crisis in ukraine it is the first glimmer of hope for a long time it looks like the situation will in fact. the temperature will decline and hopefully. people will be killed. that we can look forward to a presidential election the twenty fifth of may which will pass. freely and it will be an exercise in democracy and will be no conflict no no force no coercion used by anyone let's hope that ukraine now is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel both the e.u. and the us have dismissed the self-determination vote in eastern ukraine as illegal washington believes it will lead to more disorder and division as the state department reiterated its support for the interim government in kiev now this show
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of support came up as an issue this week when the assistant secretary of state appeared before congress. we did have a legitimate election before and the elected president was removed after we had major street violence there were pictures that people of people were running around with these that were we were told were neo nazis. first of all the vast majority of those who participated on the my dawn were peaceful protesters if you had a chance to see the pictures many of us visited including many members here there were mothers and grandmothers and that are in the main don't every day i have a lever however for you go on i saw those pictures as well i also saw a lot of pictures of people throwing fireballs a groups of policemen were huddled in the over in a corner where people were shooting into the ranks of police so yes there were
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mothers with flowers but there were also very dangerous street fighters who were engaged in those demonstrations the question is were there a neo nazi groups involved in that. there were as i said almost every color of ukraine was represented including some including breaking the answer is yes then what international life here in moscow would be twenty four hours a day coming up this hour the plight of saudi princess is locked in a power that i'm all after the break. with economic ups and downs in the final months they belong to the old sang i and
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the rest because i was doing the taking will be every week on me. i marinate join me on thirteen down impartial and financial commentary interviews and much much. only on going bust and. we think of who want to rethink their good. beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank. why he has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s.
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government would like you to know. through all. of the. well i did dearly search you to get all we're going to do is. rather than recognizing just how far this is goes and seeing the damage that's being done and changing course people just point fingers and say what i want. so why call we. take it with. the consent. to get to. choose the stories get him.
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to speak. to. us six. four princesses locked up in a palace and waiting years to be set free not a fairy tale but a very modern reality in saudi arabia king abdullah as daughters used to need a real life of royal opulence the home was a multi-million dollar palace they had personal plenty of money to go shopping and
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go on holidays but all that was taken from them thirteen years ago when their father ordered them to be locked up for good. or got a first hand account of the situation from two of the princesses. rearming. and we ran out of water. would. actually. bring. some expired. over the last few weeks you have had a lot of international exposure about your fate do you sense that that is helping it chilled where. i'm from still cause. everyone and movement wires and all the human rights organization come out and actually hold. your parent.
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one of the most widely held theories is that the princess is a being punished for supporting women's rights a longstanding issue in the country political commentator in the city and america shared his thoughts on what's happening here. is considered by many so days to be a reformer and it's hard to believe this when you see that his own daughters are actually being treated this way. just because his ex-wife refuses to return to. radio to be under his thumb i guess because he is an ex wife. at the same time there are a lot of saudis who believe that king abdullah has has actually reformed so he talked at some point about allowing so do women to vote but things are extremely slow. the mother of the imprisoned daughter says they are victims of
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a power struggle within the saudi rulers large family of thirty eight children. the chance for. his. death and that. he was to cut it to the to do without my half brother special in the parking lot. for our op like this is. to be something. and the government in the end they want the father to pay those although he has some reason i'm divorced so there's no one to just protect them or that of the father no it's not so i'm far away we see them occasionally over on our website at the moment accusations of mass surveillance forced canada to take action a government service launching an investigation into claims that spy agencies have their secretive fiddling fingers inside the social media accounts of its citizens.
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plus in mexico thousands of vigilantes both young and old get a license to kill after joining the ranks of local police to battle a mighty drug cartel. considered a nuisance by u.s. castrating john de vere a scroggins was barred from visiting a friend supermarkets and even the local hospital in a home town in pennsylvania but she refused to give up a fight and now a court has relented and loosen restrictions against the fierce anti fracking campaign it is miniport now reports on her longtime struggle. pennsylvania resume grogan's has spent more than five years leading up to public battle against one of the biggest and most controversial industries. to follow trucks around see where the fracking is going now i show them sites from the road whatever the different phases excavation drilling fracking flaring and then of course the compressor
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stations then the pipeline construction that's all over the place like a way like a spider web show them and then i take them to people who have been harmed last year kaput or oil and gas corporation one of the biggest drillers in this state attempted to silence viera a court injunction brought in by the company to her from entering upon more than three hundred square miles owned or least by cabot it's one of the most extreme measures ever taken against an anti fracking activist i couldn't go let's say to all the stores i normally go to i couldn't go to the new hospital nearby i couldn't go to say my vet for free well from my dog i can go to some of the restaurants that i was used to going to but you're at and the anti fracking opposition refused to back down and last month they finally prevailed a judge significantly eased the injunction we hope that protesters will understand and the cavite wonder stand to that there is
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a first amendment in this country protecting the rights of advocates even ones who have messages that become phonies like cabbage may not want to hear their right behind me is a fracking site in action water chemicals and sand being pumped into the ground in order for viewer to observe the action without violating her injunction she stands on the private property of a pennsylvania resident who happens to live right across the street from the fracking site when our team met up with hera she was touring a group of activists around the county exposing the dangers many experts have linked to fracking they want us. scare people into keeping quiet but it's not going to work according to reports kapit insists that the or his activism distracted employees from their work and interfered with natural gas production however this sixty three year old grandmother and fearless advocate says she refuses to be intimidated i will continue to do it as i live here i don't want to live with this
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and i don't want to for future generations i don't want to for my children or anyone i know. r.t.d. montrose pennsylvania. of course fear isn't the only one fighting against the industry and it's not the first time a drilling company has been stopped in its tracks by an activist either in texas a jury awarded three million dollars to two victims of fracking who proved whose damage by a nearby drilling site people involved monitor impose a complete ban becoming the first state to do so and the company was forced to suspend drilling off to the authorities launch an investigation into a connection between the operations and earthquakes caught up with the fracking activist cody months ago he explained how she beat big business two thousand and six we had a drilling and fracking operation going on in ohio and as a result of that there were fugitive emissions that ended up finishing actually
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having helped the fact i myself and a lot of the neighbors here so that was my week of car was really confused honestly to have such an experience from an industrial operation right close to my home so that prompted me to look into it and to figure out how or why this was legal in two thousand and ten a bill passed in our government here in ohio which was the largest free are in oil and gas law in our state since one nine hundred sixty five so that was the most recent. improvement that was brought about in our law. time for some other world news now this our world updater suicide attack in pakistan's restive city was killed five a bomber entered the refugee registration facility starting far and police officers before blowing himself up it's not known who is behind the attack but al qaeda insurgents have repeatedly targeted civilians and security offices in the area.
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a wall collapse of the recycling plant in eastern china has killed at least eighteen people and injured three more it's believed heavy rain which is drenched the region in recent weeks caused the accident local government reports that forty people were in the building at the time. insurgents have launched a brazen attack on a military base in northern iraq killing twenty soldiers at least eleven were shot dead from close range with their hands tied behind their backs is sort of the spate of deadly attacks across the country that left nineteen dead iraqis witnessing the worst surge in violence since two thousand and eight with thousands having lost their lives since the start of this year. a tornado battered a small town in the u.s. state of missouri damaging buildings but causing no injuries of downed power lines or ripped branches from trees on a saturday local weather service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the region. even more to the weekly here in our international lobby bring you more stories that shape this week in about twenty minutes from now before that kitty
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pilgrim is here with a roundup of the week's business news. does a woman a partner went to a waffle house to rob it he apparently didn't expect anyone there to have a concealed weapons permit but just in harrison did he waited for just the right moment drew his weapon and killed williams but williams is grieving family are now calling to change south carolina's concealed carry laws are upset that harrison was not charged obviously right or wrong good or bad the family of williams has the right to feel sorrow for their loss but if it wasn't their loved one who was the robber i think they might feel very differently this our bribery situation is the exact reason why concealed carry permits exist if you to be liberals about concealed carry they will always present some sort of fantasy situation where god would help you to prove that you don't need them what if like
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a guy sticks up behind you then you're going to be totally worthless ban guns aren't a magic answer to every crime situation but often they come in handy and they sure did for justin harrison when he was looking down the barrel of a criminal's gun so what kind of america do you want to live in one where you're helpless and have to beg for your life on the floor of a restaurant or in america where if you rob a waffle house you're going to pay for it i think the choice is pretty obvious fascist my opinion. personal data are trusted a cloud service. that ensures protecting your privacy. be erased randomly get stolen. or become a target of the n.s.a. . what if unclouded sky is right above.
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the. right on the street. the first street. and i think the church. an army corps put. an instrument. to be in the. razor that is the battle started here the village burned down. with it was at the exact moment eleven in the morning when the first seven tanks appeared to.
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move first battle. of us soldiers. but they give their lives for this land and they protected us. yes they took it over but sevastopol never surrendered there were no defenders left . so as the president said i stop all came back haul them out quite a bit has russian roots and nobody can deny that it's eight. it was. a letter that wasn't read chapter with me thank you billy rush's reliance on u.s. payment systems was recently used to the west but by u.s. authorities to punish russia for the tensions surrounding crimea we know what it
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means on the future of boyd this dependency is the major holidays here which means it. will find out where everyone's got the famous mentalist legal shot into the studio to read my mind but russia's over reliance on the u.s. financial system was brought into the spotlight recently as a result of sanctions visa card temporarily blocked transactions at several russian banks causing chaos but this punishment has also installed some into the russian authorities to speed up the development of russia's national payment system which would shield it from further disruptions now as it stands. the card or use for the majority of russian global transactions by russian people this means the two plastic giants get to dictate the transaction fees and even us retired as
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they get sent a hefty bill for the privilege pegged fifty billion dollars annually for this service now. is top followed by a mosque the card in terms of use the chinese payment system u.t.m. pay is currently the world's third largest payment system and this is the model that russia is hoping to emulate so is this ambition. ben arras from business new europe he's based here in moscow. said ben tell me a payment system in russia can it like is it feasible or is it too ambitious. of corsica work it's going to be very difficult to do i mean to build an entire payment system from scratch is an extremely complicated thing is got thousands and thousands of moving parts the bank accounts you've got these accounts are pretty cards and you've got to link them all together seeing this these needs money no
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they're missing but there's no holes for other people to come in and steal your money it's as if you see ambitious projects take off but do you think that no longer run it simply in the light of these are the master card situation in light of international pressures at the moment do you think it simply has to be done by it can't be avoided. i think over the top floors on the table and it looks like they're going to go ahead with it in the very fact that this whole plan is being formulated and that they're actually driving ahead with this testimony the worries the germans have you have to understand that the fact that these are and massive pulling back is a function of these sanctions or possibly sanctions succumb because it's the one place that russia is very vulnerable that any sanction put on any russian individual means that it's illegal for american company to do business with them in
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the finance sector also means it's going to spread and so much is it's also illegal for a company that american companies do any business with any company to this is because of its role so if you think of this in banking terms that in the rush of most send money to europe that bank is bound to have because the international financial system so integrates with its bonds have a correspondent account with american banks which means the american bank should in theory then cut off that european fight in effect although these targeted sanctions are between you know america and russians. in effect it's going to go viral and for the entire world unaffected because pressure off entirely from the international private system and that's going to really hurt i mean that's something that starts with a young person and so the russian government is preparing for the eventuality should sections escalates the more general by talking about putting this it's a national business domestic payment system it's a place we have an alternative way sadly but it affects it means that russia won't
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be able to do with dogs all right better every thank you talking to us from the free sunny moscow during these may holidays thank you for chatting to us there better enjoy your day. and for a different perspective let's go to patch it going from davy advises when to go international announce you will still patrick had a russian pavement system was in your view. absolutely in fact i would say a russian payment system would be an essential leap forward for the russian banking and financial system the difficulty where harvey c. is the legacy western systems are mostly forty fifty sixty years old the biggest and frankly decrepit technology it's technology that didn't do a lot for the internet for digital networks and therefore russia has its opportunity to create a new payment network that can do across all of the nine ten eleven time zones of the russian state it can provide an integrated much cheaper much faster opportunity
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for russian banks and consumers to interact much much lower cost patrick do you think that's a possibility that it could isolate russia that i would that be a danger. oh absolutely not there is no reason why creating your own domestic payment system necessarily mean that you're not going to communicate with the outside world think about it like something like credit card today that in many ways precipitated this whole problem because of the visa master card shuffle where they nearly turned the system off a few weeks back over the ukraine the simple fact is there are incredibly successful payment cards and payment networks that existed one country that have bare links to the rest of the world yet when it comes to commerce and trade and people really need to be part of the network they will therefore connect an example would be something like j c b it's a japanese prog system it's not very common in the rest of the world where you see japanese tourists what you go to something like the one before mass shop and leave
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. a in there you see the fact that g c b cards why because they sell a lot fewer scarves with the truth of the matter is with this sort of a payment system russia has the opportunity to grip the russian system make it a lot more efficient deliver my crew payments and other advantages and if they want to connect to other systems with the rest of the world whether it's in china india or anywhere in the west poland you name it it is not difficult to do so all right patrick young we'll leave it there thank you have a similar indeed offering us a different view on russia's future of a payment system thanks for talking to us today. so it's the may holidays in russia the celebration center on a day to commemorate the dozens of millions he fought and died in the world war two now aside from lengthy hours and paying respects of course the loss of russians choose to enjoy their holiday time abroad so where they are well
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a lot of the point where is russian money being spent well according to russian to operate at best the top five places cyprus turkey egypt. greece and thailand cyprus and turkey came out on top because of the good weather in the short flight now digital divide and the restrictions for russian men between the ages of sixteen and sixty ukraine is not in the list of popular destinations a share and if we consider just the european countries then the most popular destination is the czech republic in second is france. spain and italy came in fourth now however the amount of russian visitors to europe is expected to drop and that's partly down to the weakening ruble because obviously visitors will now be getting less money back when when they give in their euro
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isn't when they arrive which means of course less spending money now although for foreigners coming to russia of course this is a real headache for the troubled saw that in european countries where russians spend their summer cash almost one point six million russians visited spain in twenty. over twenty twelve now in greece more than one point two million russians visited in twenty thirty years of the big numbers proper places to go although it is believed russians are taking a kind of wait and see attitude at the moment before they do book their european some a vacation is now even if the ruble does remain weak the holidays are still likely to be taken just be less designer handbags purchased of course now talking of. despite all the tensions surrounding crimea the region is expected to to get at least three million terrorists this shit and much of these visitors are believed to
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be russian now this is down from last year's figure of six million and that's because two thirds of tourists came to crimea they were actually ukrainian or roughly a third. came from russia that's obviously going to change their share. and now it's time for our in-house investor segment that we've given to the week off and that's because we've got a very special guest in the studio just now for us we also shot hello lou i was over in savannah to happen sort of so excited that yeah you know it's an amazing studio but what we're really happy to have you and we're going to be using your talents to hopefully make some money this week because you have been on. you've been on larry king and you get people's minds you've worked with people's minds i know how people are thinking are you crazy but we you've got to know how i'm thinking because this week i'm spending the well your i'm going to spend the well look i look. you're going to guess where it's bound to think that i'm
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reduced. really i've not looked at me when i was you know is i'm not going to go. ok down is there a company over there is a company on the screen right now ok so you've got to tell me what it is the russian company we're going to be investing in this week on venture capital. so there's there's one company over there one company right now i'm going to be investing in i'm not going to look i'm just going to do a role and behind me not see i just need to look at you. for the current or i can see. it's
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a big company so we company it's a boom virtually. yes and i think it's a. yes yes what stops you from reading the minds of the people like warren buffett world famous investors so that you can make money because you could be a multi billion and he can be people's money i think that's internal information it's it's illegal to. use if i write to my sons. and i i perform all over the world i do lots of shows for for some of those companies also. and big major companies from the fortune five hundred and all over the world. and i believe in karma and i believe in that's why i don't go to casinos in las vegas that i believe everything has to be very hard for any of you to have so much fun in a casino i guess but i'm not allowed to go to the i seriously don't know you know me here you know but above the stocks technically it's possible but i don't think
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that warren buffett or anybody else would. would want me to give what they're thinking is your soul there was a procedure i told you to imagine the company in your mind so the second i would go to someone could be imagine the go bring you like it was a no go. see for with thank you so much indeed for coming into this and you were really gracious and really impressed i'm really confused it's quite mind boggling i've got thank you so much to say thank you very much leo c. shot right hank you need a moscow invention. don't forget the old with think positive thoughts and date thanks. well that pretty much tells it full of today have a fantastic holiday if you are indeed celebrating you can join me next week going to be gearing up for this in pieces like so many are on the case see if there's any more parades to go and watch it on.
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when your children have nothing to eat when your children or your family is being killed i think most people in the world would agree that this is. valuable you know there is abuse of political rights that's really what we saw with the arab spring as people saying that their past to be an alternative to all the extremes that have been presented to me that's what generation after generation raised as your dictatorship or you're going to fall into your war or your inner peace without justice you're either poor or you're rich in the region is rejecting the extremes and saying we want new options and i think that is worth supporting. it's very difficult for the west if you like you know the attempts to do so it's very difficult for them even with
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a straight face and without any sense already to condemn what's happenin. eastern regions today which is an attempt at least to give expression to popular votes popular well as we saw in crimea it was dubbed by the west on the illegal referendum we see in ukraine now it's a complete breakdown of law and order and ironically the united states is criticizing condemning the voting but they're not criticizing condemning the violence and look at those military johnson and his unfiltered blood at. least be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the will talks books fifty yard p. interviews intriguing stories for you to. see in trying. to find out more visit are a big. economic
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these continues here on r.t. in greece for the first time direct links are being drawn between financial hardship and suicide the number of those taking their own lives there was once the lowest in europe but that changed when the economy crashed there was a suicide nearly every day between two thousand and nine and two thousand and ten according to a new report rate of course of us spoke to some of those driven to the edge by austerity. this will make. it hard to find a job they prefer to get migrants who are cheaper and don't ask for any benefits unlike us some greeks stand up on the streets but others and uptake in their own life unable to handle the pressure and grow in numbers. i came close to committing
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suicide and i believe many greeks felt the same way and for the first time research shows that the rise in suicides here in recent years is that iraqi led to the spending cuts which have driven millions into unemployment when it comes to greece it's mainly men aged forty five to eighty nine who are at a greater risk people who lose their. identity they. may as well why they're so. important it will with the conditions of according would have been living their lives even with little but if not pulling out is works focally macca an organization which offers free counseling to those thinking of taking their own lives above los consider doing just that when he lost everything a year ago could you tell us what made you tried to commit suicide. it's
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a tragic story i didn't have a place to live or somewhere to go and i was taken to a priest who ended up being weird and took advantage of me in that moment i lost my mind because i was fifty three years old at the time and the experience was very shocking for me i didn't know what else to do in that moment i didn't know. five hundred fifty one men committed suicide in greece between two thousand and nine and two thousand and ten that's about one person a day when i spoke to people in athens none seemed too surprised according to the latest studies there were two suicides a day on average in greece in two thousand and ten and half of them were soley because of the economic crisis did you know that. if you don't have money to take your kids your family won't you feel pressure would you feel good about yourself i've been an employee for two years i've paid for everything yet i don't have
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insurance i don't have anything i have two kids to raise i understand why men especially through pressured men have more responsibilities it's longer. because the feelings of. being violent people don't even do want to date the. brain they feel the problem is that after six years of austerity there remains a lot of pain in greece and very few signs of hope to cling to marina costs of our artsy athens. the idea of colonizing mars is exciting the minds of earthlings for decades now the international mars one project is going a step further and aiming to actually establish the first human colony on the red planet the journey that would be a one way trip right now you can see what our future margins settlement might look like the mission plans to create self-contained units designed to provide the inventors with a cozy place to live and also have scientific equipment to carry out experiments
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and the crew will also be the stars of the most ambitious reality t.v. show in history with everyone on earth able to watch their every step. well the project was launched in two thousand and eleven and the first mission is expected to take off in twenty twenty four some two hundred thousand candidates worldwide have applied for the one way trip since the search for the astronauts began and over seven hundred people are still fighting it out to be among the first four to lift off all and all six teams of four will leave earth but only after a rover and a cargo ship have prepared the terrain that trees are caught up with two mars hopefuls one from moscow and one from quebec. this has got to be hitting you at this point or has a hit you yet that this is a one way ticket this is something that the way the program is currently designed if you get chosen you're not coming back how has that affected your thought process on this and why are you both continuing to go forward with this with that in mind
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if i hadn't been there since the very very beginning that is the one way trip it became possible to home. i'm not even one hundred percent sure that i would jump on national simply because it is not going to mention it's not in the plans that the mission was like why would tree john roos cam in. each new j is a one day. one way trip to the future has either of you gotten reached out to your national space agencies and tried to speak with someone who's actually kind of been there done that about the actual rigors of being in orbit and the interview with. us from the. team he had never heard about moss one project so told about it on here just like. a year old just better find a husband to make children and be happy
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a legend in this marsh. and what do you think about that. russian guy so one that asked about funding and girlfriend instead of going most of a say can you know a pretty girl friends of that can be better than most so you can say the same thing you mentioned norm that you have a bucket list so to speak if you are finally selected as one of the finalists you have ten years basically to do everything that you want to do on earth for the last time what are some of the things that are tops on this list for you well read now that i am. an elegant nature. entirely where you go when you can you you live with and and you know the real our community will be open and you spend a week there and i think this is something i've always had a big. social intelligent creatures upon leaving what do you think you
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would miss the most i think i would nice. for the first place my friends my family. apart from this i thing. it's meet will have to become. how do you know and what would you miss oh without a thing i just threw my family particularly my mother and my children i have a huge job you can and now i'll be a little don't we all get out if we go there's little that we do you know men. you know the absolutely no those who do the things i miss the most and how have they been taking the same how of your parents and your other relatives been taking this decision you say you want to make everybody been really supportive i think maybe part of the fact that there may be no way to believe that you have do you think. mankind's future is in space i mean do you serious selves as trailblazers here
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absolutely every. movie that we've seen the. planet would start somewhere and it looks like it's going to be. the german government was outraged by the n.s.a. surveillance activities in europe but now it's being accused of holding up an investigation into u.s. spying this week will make his him but in agree to call edward snowden to provide public testimony but some members of parliament fear the n.s.a. whistleblower will be extradited to the u.s. if he goes there to testify because the german government may not want to harm its relationship with washington because all of the reports. it did seem that germany here in germany they wanted to see a full investigation into everything that had been done it now seems that the german government themselves of changed their position on that. they no longer want to look into what they want to refer to as stars the tactics that they now are
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willing to let this pass by they had asked for a document to say that there would be a no spy treaty between germany and the united states the u.s. said we don't issue those kind of documents so the net for mrs merkel came from d.c. without that type of document she also came back without being able to see her own dossier the dossier that it been gleaned from looking into her personal phone records from looking into whatever information the n.s.a. had on something else that hard being quite a major issue here in germany was that edward snowden should be able to appear in person to give testimony at a parliamentary investigation into just how much the n.s.a. had spied upon the people of this country now mrs merkel has said that that certainly isn't going to happen in no wait so following this visit of the german
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chancellor to washington it does seem that it's washington that calls the shots when it comes to u.s. german relations at the moment i'll be back with the news headlines and the news in full in just a few minutes from now this is r.t. international stay with us. ways of is that it's a battle started here the village down. with it was at the exact moment eleven in the morning when the first seven tanks appeared to. move first battle. of us soldiers. but they gave their lives for this land and they protected us.
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yes they took it over but sevastopol never surrendered there were no defenders left . so as the president said i stop all came by calm. it has a national roots and nobody can deny that it's right. it's . a pledge it was a terrible mistake and lead very hard to take on to let once again a little longer here is a plot that never had sex with the target there's no lens lets a little blood. tests. lists lists lists of the i'm.
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led. let's. listen to. the. we think about why we think there are no it was. for all sand beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank. why he has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you to know about. through our labor. our. bilbo i did a good day earlier said she did make a good ol will then there is. the
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interview. 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.
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that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because when full attention in the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're going to be coming back. at our teen years. we have a different approach. 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 will handle them. rather than recognizing just how far this is goes and seeing the damage that's being done and changing cool. people just point fingers and say whatever one does
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it's we. i marinate joining me. in that impartial and financial reporting commentary contributes and much much. only on bombast and. it's very difficult for the west see if you like you know the tension to do say it's very difficult for them even with a straight face and without any sense already to condemn what's happening in. the eastern regions today which is an attempt to at least to give expression to popular
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votes popular will as we saw in crimea it was dubbed by the west. referendum we see in ukraine now it's a complete breakdown of law and order and ironically the united states is criticizing condemning the voting but they're not criticizing condemning the violence and look at this military john so and it isn't built on blood it's. right on the scene. first street. and i think picture. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. to be in the.
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two people are killed in the eastern city of damascus after the ukrainian army sends in troops and disrupt autonomy referendum. despite days of military raids voting on self-determination concludes as people in ukraine's restive regions have their say on future relations with. the other top stories from this week victims of a royal power play or martyrs for women's rights for saudi princes held hostage for over a decade by their own father. to us campaign who is prevented from going about our everyday business simply trying to keep the town cracking free .

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