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thank you. thank you. the u.n. says dear of me have violated international agreements using military helicopters with the organizations insignia during the crackdown on anti-government protesters in the latest deadly fighting. the united states considers lifting a decades old ban on exporting oil as its chief competitors contend with the western sanctions crisis and still work. and giving food for the group to european shoppers are left empty handed as the e.u.'s slaps a ban on indian magers.
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a very warm welcome to you if you've just joined us here on our to international you with me tongue say. the united nations us says it is concerned over the interim ukrainian government's use of military helicopters bearing its signature in military operations they were used during the operation in done yet the region which is defined gives authority and proclaimed independence following a referendum at least six paratroopers were killed in the fighting in the city of comma tosk with casualties also reported among the self defense argues it is in the region. there is a video that was filmed by the crew off the life news channel which allegedly shows one of the three helicopters involved in the incident around kramatorsk and there is a u.n. insignia heartiest contacted the united nations for comment and have gotten a response now according to they're going to zation the country that has the equipment that has the u.n. insignia on it is supposed to strip it after the equipment is no longer involved in
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the official u.n. mission more over using the u.n. identifiers is only allowed on such mission and the crackdown in ukraine isn't another life crew that has filmed the helicopters earlier came under attack from the national guard and the ukrainian army troops they were caught in the gunfire seemingly when the fighting was over luckily no one was hurt in that incident and we have contacted the life news correspondent. because of a problem with. we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help when we got close we came across. with a ukrainian flag and. people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction and we turned around and drove to safety in order to provoke them. become a home many took shelter in the basements of their home it was indiscriminate
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shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself this is far from being the first incident involving a journalist working in the crane unfortunately a journalist working for our own video agency roughly has been caught in crossfire just last week he was really wounded in the stomach while filming a storming by the cleaning on the off the police headquarters he was wearing a bulletproof vest however the journalist believes that there was absolutely no way that he could have been mistaken for a competent nevertheless he was shot and give authorities would not allow a medical evacuation plane. the land in order to transport him for treatment for three days r.t. has sounded the alarm with international journalism watchdogs over the situation in ukraine which becomes increasingly more dangerous for journalists european a federation of journalists has issued their condemnation saying that saloon no violence a should be used against people who are only armed with cameras and that
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reinforces a previous statement made in relation to the situation where journalists are in ukraine. we are gravely concerned that journalists have become targets for the principal factions in the current crisis in ukraine journalist representing outlets from various countries including the united states and russia have been detained or denied entry visas while others have been threatened and beaten reports as for international treaties is untrue and even ukrainian journalists are abused as traces or commodities and kidnap for profit schemes now even though the self-defense troops have already said that they're ready to lay down arms if you create an army leaves the region however he of authorities are insisting that what's happening here is an anti-terrorism operation in half so far refused to withdraw their troops. just
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a couple of hundred kilometers away from the fighting in eastern ukraine and there's a different battle being fought in crimea it's being drained dry the north crimean canel is the peninsula's main supply but the access to the riverbed feels it has been cut by orders seen as political pressure after the region reunited with russia that means residents are going without basic supplies as reports. people of starry grin this is a big day is the day the water truck comes and it brings the locals rushing together the only water there for drinking cooking and washing the next two days when they shut down the can now it created a situation that affects all of us today for example i washed myself in just half a bucket of water i don't even have enough for a normal bath and what about the farms what will they do now this is seventy seven year old valentino and her need for clean water is greater than most because not
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only does she need it for a self but also for taking care of her bedridden son what's in the print is on let's see my son's paralyzed and i had to keep the water i used to wash his bed sheets because i'll need it for flushing the toilet valentino and a neighbor's these last two months have been tough but it all started shortly after crimea rejoined russia within days ukraine had cut off the water that runs into this region's main canal just a few puddles of stagnant water that's all that remains now in the north crimean canal no longer does the fresh water flow into here from the river. and that's a problem that's left the residents of this region high and dry. and it's not just the public has been suffering with businesses like this vineyard also feeling the heat as it faces up to the prospect of the last harvest well an idea of the store where the no water is coming in at the moment we had hoped some water would still continue to flow there was some still trickling down but recently we found that
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they sent back to block the canal should all thora teams have been trying to ease the problem by finding alternative sources of water so just by tapping into underground wells long term though the solution will need to be a political one and that shows no sign of coming to see where. we are ready to pay ukraine to give us back our water we prepared the dream and met with them six times but each time they say they don't like the agreement that there is something wrong with it so more time is wasted and now it looks like crimea will lose its crops reporting from crimea this is neil harvey for r.t. . well key of turns its back on crimea it's got its eyes fixed on its new paymasters a new europe with one point six billion euros the financial aid on the table today is crosstalk n r t it looks at how that friendship might turn out for the ukrainian people. as the german foreign minister in kiev today.
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you create needs a president who waited for the election thirty fifth of may and hopefully a president would be elected that he can begin to go shooting with the separatists and this is farcical if they only had a president well they did have a president and he was elected it tells me the european union has no idea what it's doing i think the e.u. does know what it's doing what the objective is to encourage the companies in the ukraine that is the kleptocrats to sell out to their european partners to take the euro per european partners in so and then have the i.m.f. come in impose austerity for the population and squeeze out more of a surplus for the foreign investors. the white house is considering doing away with a four decade old law that bans the sale and export of american oil abroad ideas
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being floated because of a tremendous supply applause of course by fracking but as our it is going it is again reports that the competition is now what it is to be. three years after the civil war broke out in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major all ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty eleven to one hundred fifty thousand barrels a day in march this year libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens will see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious oil production is in shambles due to the civil war there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels
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a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions then the us invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no development going on no infrastructure going on these countries are not getting any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction and the economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll our bodies well companies the crisis in ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for
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u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply of russian energy to europe would be good news for them among other things it would allow the companies to lobby for more. our exploration licenses especially in the development of shale gas in eastern europe all under the banner of diversifying europe's energy supplies in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . you know a six of the top ten nations in terms of oil reserves are in one way or another inhibited from exports in the oil in full mostly because of the u.s. actions not been as well it claims the current protests the organized by washington three of the top ten nations gulf monarchies and also close allies with the united states and bases hosting the now is the run under pressing u.s. sanctions any rug while output is only just starting to recover from the u.s. invasion but is being surprised by press insurgent and radicalism
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a number of russian energy firms and their bosses have also been sanctioned over ukraine in libya as in chaos after a u.s. intervention as a full theory is that american forces abroad were aimed at taking over energy supplies that's a myth according to a founding member of the pro civil rights international action center william doris says the real him was simply destroying the competition to rise in us all energy production is made possible by massive investment in hydraulic fracturing or fracking and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is since the u.s. invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron the biggest u.s. oil producers it took ten percent of the world's oil supply off the market for the sanctions or that's of the sanctions on iran are about syria's not
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a major oil producer but it is a potential route for iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the. bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict the doctor which is giving us a date this is a near that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involved the fact that the more. there's another when full american energy is foreign forces guess who has just landed a top job in the plane let's none other than the son of vice president joe biden has joined the board other guests for and they've just weeks off to his father professor and emotional bond with the authorities in kiev we've got the details after a break. well the language of what i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm
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you're watching r.t. international one of the us a vice president's sons have has taken up a new job in ukraine's largest private natural gas company just weeks after his father's visit to the country hum to biden was appointed to the board of what boris small holdings are not but i has more on the biden family's personal ties with ukraine since the start of the crisis in ukraine washington has provided unwavering moral and financial support to anti-government protesters particularly those who spearheaded the uprising over the past months steve has received special visit from the cia director the secretary of state his assistant senators and most recently u.s. vice president joe biden who recently crossed the atlantic to assure you that america's involvement in their crisis is sincere we. stayed with you the review
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in time democracy can be delivered to the ukrainian people it is not just. a foreign policy judgment is a personal issue motional commitment as well by millions of americans. and as you attempt to pursue energy security well as it turns out joe biden's youngest son will be conveniently playing on a major role in ukraine's pursuit of either g. independence hunter biden has been appointed. head of legal affairs at for response holdings ukraine's largest private gas producer the us vice president's son will also join the company's board of directors consulting on matters related to international expansion and policies surrounding the country's economy critics say this is typical washington politics exploiting a foreign crisis for personal gain of course when the united states gets involved
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as most other every other country on earth that they get involved in some foreign adventures they try to portray the most altruistic and platonic. fashion possible. however it's very difficult to disentangle the business interests from national interests vice president biden has repeatedly accused moscow of meddling in ukraine's affairs also insisting that america will help reduce its dependency on russia's energy mr biden just didn't mention that his own son and the u.s. would be better fitted in the interim reporting from new york arena for nigh on r.t. . when asked to comment on of a sudden appointment to the u.s. state department deflected say it is none of the government's business wondering if the state department has any concerns or any thoughts about the vice president's son joining the board of directors of this ukrainian gas. gas company know he's
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a private citizen do you consider that the russian oligarchs who control or the iranian oligarchs who control these. they're all private citizens as late certainly wouldn't put them in the snow not suggesting that it should be in the same category but i'm wondering if there are concerns from this building about the perception of about how the russians and or the ukrainians we perceive the involvement of the son of the vice president united states especially given the situation no there are not . but in sun is not the only one with a new job one of the vice president's friends has a one to. get a position at the same company in ukraine just the day after biden's visit to kiev is a former advisor to the now secretary of state john kerry and a big noise in democratic circles. later sailors i have turned out to be disgraceful guests in lead their you behave like occupiers says the mayor of
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one thought party dot com a list of what ails the town said that the ill mannered military personnel got up. and here's the brazilian a police advise for world cup visitors if they get robbed don't scream online discover why they think it's vital for victims to keep quiet. their tasty sweet and exotic but india's mangoes have turned sour for lawmakers the first to disappearing from shop shelves after brussels are slapped a ban on imports critics say it's just a ploy to pull back to home grown crops ali bacher reports from britain which wants of the ban reversed. we make mental moral issue make me just the list goes on dessert. all kinds of things with the mind go britain consumes ninety one percent of the indian market those that come into the e.u.
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or rather consumed or make sense to move north of they've been banned for i have to keep telling them i go through about ten thousand customers more than say the first of may i've been telling all of them that it's banned from the e.u. has banned that import after fruit flies crept into shipments of the portuguese businesses selling the indian mangoes say that bombing that customers favorite fruit is been there and it is because he's told me this is going to cost him around twelve million pounds and the issue is in areas of the united kingdom which are very diverse where the large populations of. the indian subcontinent mungo's tremendously popular they sell very quickly they're used in the restaurant trade so it's really a big hit for businesses in certain sections of the u.k. the fruit flies found in the mangoes don't pose a risk to public health but they do pose a serious threat to e.u. salad crops tomatoes in particular these tempi restrictions are important to
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protect a home grown solid crops from potential pests and diseases. those affected by the ban say the e.u. has chosen to protect its salad instead of trade we have identified. in japan have identified very safe treatments which would eliminate any risk of. you could have put in place as a compulsory treatment it's not cheap. to ask to be at school. that you can have a free trade. if you just. kind of child in this store even as we film the customers ask about the indian and substitute on the menu well now that the is in place this shop sells every fruit under the sun except for indian that over here you can see that the owner is trying to shift an alternative from the dominican republic but she says that the customers quite literally aren't
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buying it and. this isn't the first contentious e.u. food ban last year tried to ban olive oil from being poured into dipping bowls in restaurants which caused restauranteurs to revolt with fruit sellers up in arms over this ban m.p.'s are calling on the e.u. to reconsider and bring back the exotic fruit. a couple of other world headlines for you now an explosion and fire in the turkish coal mine told at least two hundred workers the number of dead is expected to rise as a round two hundred miners are still missing it was caused by a faulty electrical transformer which blew large problem enough time for me for most of the marine victims three hundred sixty miners who were rescued most in hospital. the united nations special envoy to syria is stepping down lakhdar brahimi leaves at the end of this month after two years of trying to
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bring peace to the war torn nation he told at the u.n. that he regrets failing to help the people of syria and experts agree that his efforts were largely in vain. so i think he's resigned because he was never fully comfortable in the position that you have on the one hand the commitment of the syrian government and its allies using to maintain the current government in syria i have the same time you have an extreme opposition that's armed that's political that's backed up by the united states and by nato i believe that he did feel from the standpoint that assad is stronger today than it was two years ago going behind me i was appointed to the position every united states as well as the dominant political forces inside the arab league have not been able to have their way in regard to the syrian conflict. there is
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a larger city of aleppo came period of sleep traced through a humanitarian catastrophe when for more than a week residents away cut off from water resources and followed the story closely and she talks about it in today's breaking the set the. same country d.c. neo-cons been invited to bomb the hell out of as undergoing a devastating humanitarian crisis according to syrian foreign ministry three million people in the city of aleppo have been without portable drinking water for nine entire days according to digital journal extremist rebel forces have the siege of the city have taken control of two main pumping stations and regime held areas but their attack backfired and have cut off water for everyone including the rebel stronghold and the heavily divided battleground city as you can see from these devastating images the situation is beyond dire women and children are being forced to collect water from contaminated mosques and wiles just to survive civilians are drinking water any way they can building makeshift pumps and drinking out of dirty
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. over there i'm aaron a this is the bust and these are the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up wal-mart your friendly neighborhood retailer is in hot water yet again this time over the banks inside its stores which apparently are among america's top collectors of fees so what questionable practices are they going now we look into it coming right then we have author publisher and forecasts extraordinaire mr gerald the lunch i live on the show he's sitting down with me to talk about the ongoing. and the economic shock effect it might have in your market and in today's big deal edward harris and i are discussing the very very exclusive mile high club no it's not what you're thinking get your mind out of the gutter don't miss a moment to get to it.
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our lead story today wal-mart now everyone knows that wal-mart is a low cost retailer but not everyone knows that customers banking within wal-mart do some of the most expensive banking in the country now wal-mart banking customers pay extraordinarily high fees a large chunk of which come from overdraft charges now a wall street journal analysis of federal filings found that the five banks with the most wal-mart branches ranked among the top ten u.s. banks in terms of fees as a percentage of deposits basically many wal-mart customers intentionally overdrawn their accounts take a would have forced national bank for example now on
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a three hundred dollar over drops withdrawal the bank would take the borrowed plus an additional thirty dollars fee and while that might be cheaper than a payday loan if the overdraft were actually calculated as a proper loan the annual percentage rate interest or a.p.r. would be over three hundred percent so yeah not cheap now what's interesting in all of this is that the banks operating within wal-mart actually seek out individuals who otherwise might never have access to banking they want folks with bad credit histories and they encourage overdrawing on accounts roughly seventy eight percent of would force these come from overdraft and bounced checks now there are programs that can help customers stay within their limits and avoid bouncing checks but it would force. just employees often advise customers short on cash to take out their entire overdraft allowance at one time in order to only be hit with a single overdraft fee now if that's what they call a program to help encourage customers to employ better banking practices it's a pretty terrible one and sadly for many chronic overdraft users fees are just the
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equivalent of a short term loan with ultra high interest rates but this practice traps customers in a cycle of debt and i understand that wal-mart is a low cost retailer and for that attract shoppers seeking lower costs however allowing banks to operate in their establishments that then prey on those very customers is just wrong actually worse than that it's bad business. conflict and instability can have reverberating effects throughout the economy that is why it's important to keep abreast of global politics in order to manage your risk and investments the ongoing conflict in ukraine can possibly lead to economic shocks that affect europe and the emerging markets and although it's not clear what will happen it's
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a good idea to keep an open mind to what might play out now here to walk us through these future scenarios at least some of them is gerald a celeb author trend forecaster extraordinary and publisher of the trends journal so gerald welcome to the show and first and foremost you know i want to ask you on this show i've described the conflict in the ukraine as morning the close to civil war essentially worryingly is a guess the best war that we can use but how do you see the conflict there having developed and you second can it be one i'm sorry the first part of the question was how you see the conflict there having developed. well having developed is very clear and by the way in our winter trends journal back in january we said it would devolve into a civil war it was the cover story it developed it's very clear if anyone takes that saw i'm so listen to these systems secretary of state victoria nuland on december thirteenth twenty third chain at the national press club in washington
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d.c. sponsored by chevron and she's talking about how when the demonstrations first began there and how that the future of ukraine is with europe which is news of course of the people that are closely allied with russia and that the path set for them by the i.m.f. is the path for them to follow and then of course there are the infamous victoria nuland tapes and those of the american ambassador to ukraine geoffrey pyatt also talking about the overthrow of yannick ovitz and replacing him with quote yaps and of course that's yeah it's in europe now so it's very clear how this began and tracking trends by the ways and understanding of where we are how we got here and where we're going and as we can see the where we're going the united states and europe which with the two major players in this because there was also the element within this of ukraine going with russia for their deal of seventeen billion
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dollars in loans rather than going to the european union which the deal was supposedly set for forth before that and i say they overplay their hand because they never anticipated on losing crimea so fast and i don't believe they anticipated the unrest going on now in the eastern sectors of ukraine that are of the russian origin and russian language so where it's going is this is a totally volatile situation that the united states nato has absolutely no control of of and. neither does the illegitimate government that was installed after the overthrow of yannick overage have have the power to suppress so this thing could spread it's out of control and unless it is controlled this could be the beginning of something that's much more horrific than anyone's anticipating carol what do you think the economic impact will be for ukraine the u.s.
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russia and the world for that matter well in ukraine i mean when you go back to this that was one of the major issues already ukraine was the economic mess to begin with and you know we're looking at a country by the way that that with the with the g.d.p. the size of what alabama you know and it's going to affect russia worse than the united states if the sanctions go in place and it's going to also hurt europe because there's a lot of trade going on most of the trade goes on between europe and the united states is miniscule excuse me a ukraine and russia russia and the european union and not the united states and of course there's always the gas and oil issue so it's going to hurt that region the most and that this is very important at this time that there is no economic recovery you look what's going on in europe you look at the debt levels in private debt and public debt it's not as though these are boom times and anyone could
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afford worse times so they're playing with economic fire and they're playing with the fire of war geraldine you're an advocate for peace so how do we dial back the rhetoric and achieve a peaceful solution in ukraine given the geo strategic and economic objectives here . well it's again you know if i'm appearing colonial kingston new york it's the one of the building blocks of the american revolution the seven hundred seventy seven senate house is literally a stone's throw away everything that the founding fathers washington's farewell address no foreign entanglements franklin jefferson who are these people to say that we have to be involved in other countries business you look at the news today and the warnings are coming out from the u.k. the u.s. germany and france warning russia not to be involved war in ukraine who made this stuff up i mean look on the mac you know i mean you're talking about between the
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united states and mexico and russia and ukraine and russia and mexico and the united states i mean there's no it's none of our business and i'm sick of these harvard princeton yale guys with bad attitudes and women that are telling me what we need to do as the we is of course the young kids that go fight and die and so what they're doing is they're over their heads these are the georgetown washington beltway people that think they have the strategies in the wherewithal to dictate what should go on in the world and all that they have there and don't listen to me look at the facts is a track record of major losses and defeats this situation in ukraine could be calmed down very quickly if the united states and russia and europe stay out of the way and let those people settle it themselves if they want to kill themselves
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that's their business it's not mine because guess what we've got a lot of problems over here that we can't fix i have to ask you general is this a new cold war. again i've been writing about this fee years yes it is cold war two point zero it's the neo-con agenda where they're trying to deal with trying to keep weakening russia expand american who gemini and surrounded the united states only has three countries standing in its way of total germany it's china iran and russia and the neo con agenda is to weaken all three of them and when you look at china and you look at the united states you can see the difference in the countries the business of china is business the business of the united states has become
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a war and the economy and society is suffering for it because the money that we're wasting abroad is really needed to rebuild america as we're in the quine now obviously the u.s. wants to project power but in your view what is the economic impact of u.s. foreign policy used to maintain global hegemony. well european york is the puppet of the united states i mean you know what are they going to do they always fall in law again go back to the afghan war your felon law it wasn't they who pushed for it go back to the iraq war you remember that coalition of the willing it was the united states that push that forward you remember those not existing weapons of mass destruction and ties to al qaeda and then you go to libya it was the united states that initiated that along with france so again what you have is you have the united states as the main power and nato in europe really just doing the service
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work for the united states agenda chaired we have to take a quick break but please don't go anywhere and you don't go anywhere either out there in t.v. land because gerald celente is sticking around and when we return we're discussing the three d's deflation debt and default then in today's big deal adversary than i or are looking at the ultimate and high flying luxury before we go here are a look at some of it was the numbers of the bell stick around. in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed
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regime in kiev is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. among the people generally corrupt liberty cannot longer exist so it's time to blow the whistle and start a revolution before all. as to the club and the generally corrupt. dramas to be ignored. stories others will use in those. places change the world right. to make sure it's a. former student. look.
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back now with more from gerald celente and i want to pick up right where we left off and ask you gerald do you think we're likely to see secular and economic stagnation no i really don't not not and it's in the sense of the secular stagnant economy in the in the sense that you know they keep revising what it really means it used to mean low population growth and slow technological growth and then that was revised by larry summers to mean low g.d. pig yes the boom days of the united states are over you know we're in the sixth year of the great recession and the only people that have benefiting from all of the quantitative easing record low interest rates are the investors the private equity groups the hedge funds the venture capitalists the wall street players and
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the big bags so yes what you see now is what it is and you saw the retail numbers that came out today they were roaring hot. zero point one percent and they can't blame that one on the weather or so what it is now it's in america in a steady decline it's in front of everybody's eyes and no one wants to call it what it is and they are the midterm elections coming up how could i forget what that's going to change anything so you know it's going to continue on a downward spiral unless policy is changed now at delphi president richard fisher says rates will remain low in the us as long as there's no chance of government measured consumer price inflation hitting two percent so what's your current thinking on the direction and the effect of monetary policy in the us while these low inflation rates are historical nobody's ever done this before and they're hurting all of the people when i was a young man used to be this very strange thing that they used to have encouraged
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people to do. open up a savings account the bank and used to get more interest than the inflation rate that's gone so people that have if they have nowhere to put their money to save savings and this thing of keeping interest rates low as i said is only benefiting wall street and the equity markets and not only in the united states around the world where there's japan here or anywhere else so no this is a very destructive policy that is just dumping more cheap go into the system and not and not looking at the problem at all now in europe a lot of people are afraid to push and could mean debt deflation default and depression i mean that's a lot of words to her and so what's your what's your take i'm not a believer of this deflation cycle i don't know what world we're living in but i mean i don't know about you but the world i live in gasoline prices keep going up
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zero energy prices up here in the lovely hudson valley it march in february january they went up thirty eight forty fifty percent i don't know what world they're living in the food's getting a lot more expensive rent is almost nothing what are they talking about you know they're talking about it's talking about rig numbers and anybody that watches the flay should numbers know that the numbers aren't reflecting the real world there's no deflationary cycle as i see it ok now there's been a lot of talk about bubbles and bubbles popping up in the technology world with loss making companies like twitter and tesla soaring and then crashing pretty hard so is there a bubble and where is it. i see the bubble as well i believe there's a technology technological bubble it's different than the one back in the dot com days but it's very similar as well back then they didn't have anything to sell with they were making anything and markets were just going up if you take twitter for
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example that me how many you know who buys ads on twitter who sees them and then the whole facebook is well it's not as though your ads are registering in your mind and in the whole online world for example susan ad comes on me and everybody knocks it off as quick as they can so i believe there is an it is overextended you're looking at the nasdaq take the nasdaq for example was a forty one hundred you know back in two thousand it was five thousand so when you would really put it in for inflation you're probably down about two thousand points so i don't see i see a bubble and i see it as a big problem child what about a new era technologies like decline are you bullish on because. you know that again reminds me of the days back when the dot com bubble it was something that i used to have trouble i'd watch these shows with
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a dreary god sixteen year old kids with their parents and they talk about the wonderful you know new technology never made sense to me this doesn't make sense to me either there's something about it that's not right i mean if you can't trust to feel current see are you going to trust a digital one and we saw what happened with the with the great crash of the mound go a little while ago and that was the biggest trader of bitcoins so could happen at any time in any place having said that it's also been legitimized at some level by the i.r.s. saying that it can be used in retail but that means that if it's used in retail then you have to pay a tax on the profit of what you board for what you bought with it if there's a profit from it so and then the other problem with it aaron is that the whole world has is coming up with a different formula and how they're going to allow it to be traded in their country so i see it as something that's
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a bit shaky to me. given your views of what investments look most promising to your present well. i would have to say that i was very i was on real estate for the last three years i boards i bought a property with a fifteen year locked in a two point eight five eight seven five you know but it can't keep interest rates low for ever so i think the real estate market is going to it's going to really soften up and we're seeing it already familiar the the the major investment opportunities i'm still a buyer of gold by the way not right now a holder of gold not buying more yet but for me it's long term from my golden years and they're coming close. and like that the for me anything with food. water health this country by the way it's not obamacare that's going to be the problem it's i don't care this country has become the most obese country on the
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planet you're going to see major major problems and there's going to be movements for solutions so anything having to do with whole health ealing anything having to do with clean food organic anything having to do with water and anything having to do with micro farms all of that that's going to be a big future and and as i keep saying to me the biggest is going to be when they come out with a new alternative energy something beyond wind solar geothermal a biofuel that could be the big game changer and i believe the brain power is there it's just not the will for example what do we spend on the iraq and afghan war they totaling up now at about six trillion dollars you think if they put six if they put a trillion dollars it's developing a new alternative energy if they could split the atom during world war two you think we'd have one now and that would change not only the entire civilization on
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how we live in what we do it would also change geopolitics in a big way. because as i said go back to that national press club washington jory new and there she is right next to chevron attends billion dollar we go for crazy stuff and i agree with you on the no more trillions in foreign nations let's keep it at home but that was gerald celente publisher of the trends journal time now for today's big deal. big deal so i'm with my buddy and producer edward harrison now today we're taking a look at a very very elite a. mile high club or a mile club there you go. as you know how there is announced
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a new luxury suite which puts most hotel rooms to shame and i mean shame check out some of these pictures coming up and they were designed as a way to challenge you a rival airline emirates yes it's a war of luxury between these two companies more specifically a war to attract a premium customers by offering a premium product so instead of simply reclining into a plush seat at the front of the airplane only customers will now be able to snuggle up in a bed surrounded by riches how premium is premium you might ask well those pictures and these coming up pretty much say it all there from the edge he had a cabin at residences on very urban eighty three eighty and boeing seven hundred seven now in these suites or residences prefers to call them to find a shower butler gorm a chef in concierge service and all that luxury don't come cheap in the residence premium cabin will set you back roughly forty three thousand dollars but bear in mind this price is too this is priced to include two travelers and i hear the food is just a list no i'm making that up now the residents will take to the skies in late
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december when i begin to find it's a three eighty from u.a.e. to london so edward this is a pretty crazy but we've talked a lot about luxury. services recently specifically you know airlines kind of creating this this new method for. separating the rich from everyone else essentially and they're doing it through frequent flyer miles but do you say this is just a way for any how to generate buzz or do you think there is a market for this and growth there there is a market for it you know when we talk about marginal propensity to. really you know people who are in the luxury market they have so much extra money that they have a lot of money that they can actually spend on what we would consider frivolous types of things and this is an example so mobile you can say that it's not frivolous in the sense that you know if you're nineteen hours. what's the if you were going to be in a hotel you know that's what they call the residences what would you do you stay at
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a luxury hotel so basically these airlines are competing with hotels for luxury candidates and you know people have the money to spend i mean that's nicer than my first apartment for sure without question and you know there is something that vanity fair does this prostration at the end of every every edition and it says you know what is your necessary extravagance and i think for a lot of people flight is the unnecessary extravagance you prefer to have something comfortable and plush there than you would i don't know a bottle of champagne when you arrive is that the case for you would you say that i would definitely say that you know once you get. on the three or four hours in a plane. or a bolt is most of your six feet or above sitting there in those little seat and you're the vocal and you know the lowest flight i've ever taken a sport i can just tell you. i was up and you know pacing because i was in this little sea also i would have paid extra. if i had the opportunity but of course how
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much extra and you pay some people can pay a lot more and that's why they have these services absolutely now i met before that there's this. luxury who are going on and you know who is involved in this war that's the question how many players are in this war with a lot of players every single industry that you can think of is involved in the luxury war there's an interesting thing i saw i think was from the wall street journal on the psychology of luxury you know people who want to move into the luxury class they have they did a psychology experiment in vancouver where they you know they had stroppy. customer service people at these luxury stores and what they found is that the people actually wanted to spend more at the store because of that because they want to show that they actually right along in the store he said are active that people like people who are rude to you and you know will make you buy more as i think that's disgusting and horrific but i mean it is your take on any of the popular girl like you mean girls all over again in luxury luxury terms but you know how
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much of a market share are these luxury. competitors battling over how much is there who say that's what we're talking about yet is that you know the term loves we're starting to go down you know it's that you know you have the upper middle class that you know they're catering to those people in terms of luxury if you go into a store like. tiffany you know how many of the of those people are actually what you would consider shrewd luxury buyers or are they aspirational luxury bars and i think that's really what luxury has found is they felt that they can take the aspirational buy and then really bring it down to a bunch bigger segment of the market coaches does. as well i'm sorry i want to talk about this all day we have five seconds to go if you see all the segments on you tube see tomorrow chalo.
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the un says king of may have violated international agreements using military helicopters with the organization's insignia during a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the latest deadly fighting. the united states considers a lifting a decades old ban on exporting oil as its chief competitors contend with western sanctions crises and civil war. and giving for the buddh european shoppers are left empty handed as the lapps a ban on indian men gets. to be in a mosque
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a watching are to international with me were welcome to the program the united nations says it's concerned over the interim ukrainian government's use of military helicopters bearing its signature and military operations and they were used during operation in donetsk region which is defying keeps authority and proclaimed in the patents following a referendum at least six paratroopers were killed in the fighting in the city of qom a tourist with casualties also reported among the fans are just going to go in the region for us. there is a video that was filmed by the crew off the life news channel which allegedly shows one of the three helicopters involved in the incident around kramatorsk and bears the u.n. insignia r.t. has contacted the united nations for comment and have gotten a response now according to their going to zation of a country that has the equipment that has the u.n. insignia on it is supposed to strip it after the equipment is no longer involved in the official u.n. mission more over using the u.n. identifiers is only allowed on such mission and the crackdown in ukraine isn't
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another life crew that has filmed the helicopters earlier came under attack from the national guard and the ukrainian army troops they were caught in the gunfire seemingly when the fighting was over luckily no one was hurt in that incident and we have contacted the life news correspondent. gone we tried to into the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help when we got close we came across a piece with a ukrainian flag and. people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction we turned around and drove to safety in order to provoke them. home many took shelter in the basement of their home it was indiscriminate shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself this is far from
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being the first incident involving a journalist working in eastern ukraine unfortunately a journalist working for our own video agency roughly has been caught in crossfire just last week he was really wounded in the stomach while filming a storming by the cleaning on the off the police headquarters he was wearing a bulletproof vest however the journalist believes that there was absolutely no way that he could have been mistaken for a competent nevertheless he was shot and give authorities would not allow a medical evacuation plane. the land in order to transport him for treatment for three days r.t. has sounded the alarm with international journalism watchdogs over the situation in ukraine which becomes increasingly more dangerous for journalists european a federation of journalists has issued their condemnation saying that the absolutely no violence should be used against people who are only armed with cameras and that reinforces a previous statement made in relation to the situation with journalists in ukraine we are gravely concerned that journalists have become targets for the principal
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factions in the current crisis in ukraine journalists representing outlets from various countries including the united states and russia have been detained or denied entry visas while others have been threatened and beaten reports is for international outlets to treat isn't true and even ukrainian journalists are abused as traces or commodities and kidnapped for profit schemes. now even though the self-defense troops have already said that they're ready to lay down arms if ukrainian army leaves the region however he of authorities are insisting that what's happening here is an anti-terrorism operation and have so far refused to withdraw their troops. well just a couple hundred kilometers away from the fighting in eastern ukraine there's a very different battle being fought in crimea it's being drained dried the north crimean canal is the main supply but access to the river to fill that has been cut
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by caves orders seen as political pressure after in the region with russia that means residents going without basic supplies as neil harvey now reports. for the people of starry krynn this is a big day is the day the water truck comes and it brings the locals rushing together the only water they'll have for drinking cooking and washing the next two days when they shut down the canal it created a situation that affects all of us today for example i washed myself and just have a bucket of water i don't even have enough for a normal bath and what about the farms what will they do now this is seventy seven year old valentino and her need for clean water is greater than most because not only does she need it for a self but also for taking care of her bed ridden son what's in there but there's another see my son is paralyzed and i had to keep the water i used to wash his bed sheets because i need it for flushing the toilet valentino and her neighbors these
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last two months have been tough but it all started shortly after crimea rejoined russia within days ukraine had cut off the water that runs into this region's main canal just a few puddles of stagnant water that's all that remains now in the north crimean canal no longer does the fresh water flow into here from the river did and that's a problem that's left the residents of this region high and dry. and it's not just the public who've been suffering with businesses like this vision yard also feeling the heat as it faces up to the prospect of a last harvest well on a year there's no water's coming in at the moment we had hoped some water would still continue to flow there was some still trickling down but recently we found that they sent back to block the canal russian authorities have been trying to ease the problem by finding alternative sources of water so just by tapping into underground wells long term though the solution will need to be
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a political one and that shows no sign of coming to see we. were ready to pay ukraine to give us back our water we prepared the dream and met with them six times but each time they say they don't like the agreement that there is something wrong with it so more time is wasted and now it looks like crimea will lose its crops reporting from crimea this is neil harvey for r.t. well while he have turned his back on crimea it's got its eyes fixed on its new paymasters in europe worth one point six billion euros of financial aid has to be signed today well as discussed as now with robert also as chair of the british group think tank thank so much robert for joining us to discuss this well as we can see one point six billion euros is a lot of money but ukraine of course has a lot of needs to the question is will that money be enough and how it will be distributed. well it's going to be very damaging for ukraine to accept this money
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from the european union because it comes with strings there have to be austerity measures in ukraine as a result of this this loan and that which of course will ultimately need to be repaid now what we see is a very real possibility that ukraine can become the new greece is going to be caught in a bit trap where it's being lent money which it has to then repay but it can't repay the money effectively because it has to impose austerity measures european union the i.m.f. think these are very good ideas but actually it actually limits economic growth which then makes it even harder to deal with the debt and then of course the debt ultimately increases as does unemployment and economic growth declines in the recession that ukraine comolli in will get. worse so basically air the aid comes where is that a lot of strings attached there but what about the business relationship with russia and specifically ukraine's dad to russia for its gas well that needs to be repaid but of course ukraine is not willing to do so this money has been lent by
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russia with less strings attached russia of course gave a discount on the price of gas but of course that has now been rejected in the regime the unelected government in kiev at the moment has signed the association agreement with the european union which attempts to bring ukraine fully into the use fear of influence with ukraine having to impose costly regular nations having to conform to the common foreign policy of the european union and integrate its armed forces you the european defense agency that is actually going to be very damaging it will create a situation where there will be over very few lation of ukrainian industry and as it has to comply with the e.u. standards and of course that would be a major divergence with butter which many businesses in the east of the ukraine have very close economic ties with russia most of ukraine's industrial exports go to russia and most of its trade goes to. russia in the commonwealth of independent states is
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a really big mistake for the kiev very seem to be signing the association agreement especially when it is such a controversial topic the last poll on this from november twenty thirty nine actually showed that it was about fifty fifty most people well robert you know apart from a burden that you just mentioned and the strings attached with the aid that comes from the e.u. very briefly what else is there for ukraine to watch out for well it really does need to watch out for being fully bought into the european union's sphere of influence and having its armed forces regulated by the european defense agency of course the end of course the danger is the traditional ties within ukraine will be severed the close economic links with russia will be broken as he's brought into the european union's trade area that is not going to be a mistake for ukraine when of course most of its industrial exports go to russia
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realigning the whole of ukraine to the area which has declining economic growth namely the european union and of course costly regulations of way or so i mean to impose austerity measures is a really going to be very difficult for ukraine and the money that's going to be blamed from the european union as strings attached or we need to be repaid deepen the recession in ukraine is commonly in right in the heart economic growth for ukraine all right robert oulds thank you so much for giving us your pro perspective on this one point six billion euro deal was the e.u. that was robert oulds bruges a group think tank chair now the white house is considering doing away with a four decade old law that bans the sale and export of american oil abroad the ideas being floated because of a tremendous supply surplus caused by fracking plus as he's going to town reports the competition is not what i used to be. three years after the civil war broke out
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in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major all ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty eleven to one hundred fifty thousand barrels a day in march this year libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens we'll see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious or production is in shambles due to the civil war there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions than the u.s.
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invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no development going on there's no infrastructure going on these countries are not getting any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction of the economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll our bodies well companies the crisis in ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply of russian energy to europe would be good news for them but on the other things it would allow the companies to lobby for more. more exploration licenses especially in the development of shale
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gas in these things europe all under the banner of diversifying europe's energy supplies in washington i'm going to check out our team now in all six of the top ten nations in terms of well reserves are in one way or another inhibited from exporting their oil in full mostly because of u.s. actions or venezuela claims the current protests there are organized by washington and three of the top ten nations or gulf monarchies all close allies which host united states military bases and then there is iran under press pressing u.s. sanctions and iraq was well out but is only just starting to recover from the u.s. invasion but is being suppressed by fresh insurgents and radicalism a number of a russian energy firms and their bosses have been sanctioned over ukraine and libya is in chaos after u.s. intervention. well asked for a series than american four a's abroad were aimed at taking over energy supplies
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that's a myth according to a founding member of the pro civil rights international action center well indoors says the real aim was simply destroying the competition but a rise in the u.s. oil and energy production is made possible by a massive investment in hydraulic fracturing or fracking and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is obtained since the u.s. invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron the biggest us oil producers it took like ten percent of the world's oil supply off the market that's why the sanctions are the best of the sanctions on iran are about syria is not a major oil producer but it is a full control route for iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict production which is
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giving the us what they did it's a myth that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involvement the fact that would lead to more now there's another winner for american foreign fortunes guess who has just landed the top job in ukraine now there and the son of vice president joe biden is joining the board of a gas firm there just weeks after his father passed an emotional bond with he's already got the details after a short break. with economic down in the final. result. and the rest because i.
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believe it's really me. please. let your comment like. that i think you. should have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. welcome back to watching r t international now one of the u.s. vice president has taken up a new job in ukraine's largest private natural gas company just weeks after his
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father's visit to the country hunter biden was appointed to the board. holdings has more on the biden family's personal ties with ukraine. since the start of the crisis in ukraine washington has provided on wavering moral and financial support to anti-government protesters particularly those who spearheaded the uprising over the past months steve has received special visits from the cia director the secretary of state his assistant senators and most recently u.s. vice president joe biden who recently crossed the atlantic to assure your cranium that america's involvement in their crisis is sincere we go to the stage and we do all the ingredients in time democracy can be delivered to the ukrainian people it is not. a foreign policy judgment is a personal and should emotional commitment as well by millions of americans.
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and as you attempt to pursue energy security well as it turns out joe biden's youngest son will be can really only playing on a major role in ukraine's pursuit of energy independence hunter biden has been appointed head of legal affairs at for response holdings ukraine's largest private gas producer the us vice president's son will also join the company's board of directors consulting on matters related to international expansion and policies surrounding the country's economy critics say this is typical washington politics exploiting a foreign crisis for personal gain now of course when the united states gets involved as most every other country on earth if they get involved in some foreign adventures they try to portray the most truest again platonic. sashing possible. however it's very difficult to disentangle business interests from national interests place president biden has repeatedly accused moscow of meddling in
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ukraine's affairs also insisting that america will help reduce its dependency on russia's energy. by then just didn't mention that his own son and the us would be better fitted in the interim reporting from new york arena for niamh r.t. while now asked to comment on the sudden appointment at the us state department the flag that it's saying it is none of the government's business i'm wondering if the state department has any concerns or any thoughts about the vice president's son joining the board of directors of this ukrainian gas. gas company know he's a private citizen you consider that the russian oligarchs who control or the iranian oligarchs who control these. they're all private citizens as well it certainly wouldn't put them in the snow and i'm not suggesting that it should be in the same category but i'm wondering if there are concerns in this building about the perception of about how the russians and or the ukrainians we perceive the
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involvement of the son of the vice president united states especially given the situation no there are not. or biden son is not the only one with a new job but one of the vice president's palace has one two seven hour tour got a position at the same company in ukraine just a day after biden's visit to key of archer is a former advisor to the now secretary of state john kerry had a big noise in democrat circles now syria's largest city aleppo came early close to perilously close to a humanitarian catastrophe when for more than a week residents were cut off from water sources artie's abby martin followed the story closely and she talks about it in today's breaking a sweat. same country d.c. neo-cons been invited to bomb the hell out of is undergoing a devastating humanitarian crisis according to syrian foreign ministry three million people in the city of aleppo have been without potable drinking water for
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nine entire days according to digital journal extremist rebel forces have the siege of the city have taken control of two main pumping stations and regime held areas but their attack backfired and have cut off water for everyone including the rebel stronghold and the heavily divided battleground city as you can see from these devastating images the situation is beyond dire women and children are being forced to collect water from contaminated mosques and wells just to survive civilians are drinking water any way they can building makeshift pumps drinking out of dirty particles and even resorting to drinking waste water. a couple of other world headlines for you right now an explosion and fire in a turkish minus killed at least two young workers a number of doubt is expected to rise as around two hundred miners are still
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missing it was caused by a faulty electrical transformer which blew up part of an offsite boys and killed most of the victims three hundred sixty miners were rescued most are in hospital. and international space station crew has returned to earth after a year and a half in orbit the three man team of the japanese commander american astronaut and a veteran russian cosmonaut touched down safely in kazakhstan and they are so used capsule another three astronauts are due to be sent to the ice yes and they end up with months going on. now they are tasty sweet and exotic but india's man goes have turned sour for lawmakers the fruits disappearing from shop shelves after brussels slapped a ban on imports critics say it's just a ploy to protect homegrown crops toyboy reports from brit. which wants the ban reversed. we make mental moral issue make me just the list goes on dessert. all kinds of things with the mind go britain consumes ninety one percent
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of the indian mind those that come into the e.u. or rather consumed not on my fence to move nor that they've been banned for i have to keep telling them i get through about ten thousand customers more and see the first of may i've been telling all of them that it's been the e.u. has banned that import after fruit flies crept into shipments of the portuguese businesses selling the indian mangoes say that bombing that customers favorite fruit is been there and it is this is told me this is going to cost me around twelve million pounds and the issue is in areas of the united kingdom which are very diverse where the large populations of. the indian subcontinent mangoes are tremendously popular they sell very quickly they're used in the restaurant trade so it's for me a big hit for businesses in certain sections of the u.k. the fruit flies found in the mangroves don't pose a risk to public health but they do pose a serious threat to e.u. salad crops tomatoes in particular these tempi restrictions are important to
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protect a home grown solid crops from potential pests and diseases. those affected by the burn say the e.u. has chosen to protect its salad instead of trade we have identified as australia new zealand japan have identified very safe treatments to eliminate any risk of. you could have put back to emplace as a compulsory treatment it's not cheap it spends to ask to be at school but it means that you can have a free trade. if you just. you know giving any kind of child in this store even as we film the customers ask about that. and substitute on the menu well now that the it is in place this shop sells every fruit under the sun except for india and mine goes but even hey you can see that the owner is trying to shift an alternative from the dominican republic but she says that the customers quite
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literally aren't buying it. this is the first contentious e.u. food ban last year trying to ban olive oil from being poured into tipping bowls and restaurants which caused restauranteurs to revolt with fruit sellers up in arms over this ban m.p.'s are calling on the e.u. to reconsider and bring back the exotic fruit. nato sailors have turned out to be grace in law they behave like occupiers says the mayor of one port arthur. well the town's mannered military personnel got up to. hear the brazilian police's advice for world cup visitors if they get robbed don't scream online discover why they think it's vital for victims to keep quiet. while mexico behind a screen once again national with the latest episode of news team.
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international news and call in july from moscow you will she also international with me you know hello and welcome to the program. police and the ukrainian countess while forcing anti government to riotous to abandon that barricades has violence in central kiev rolls into its fourth day running and. is that for us. guys at the news are more likely to find something new today. some new details and something more interesting in the last couple of days is like. i don't think i can invent anything you i mean if i see something it's like a grown whole day with ukraine most of the thai so that once the thing starts it's pretty pretty much the same all the time and it's getting very cold and the snow is
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just. entering the third day. god knows how many more days will have. easy chairs that will be entering a thirty. thirty third day in a month from the oh. no. there's nothing you. the only thing new is that it's now quieter. you can actually hear ourselves talking there's no this metal clanging thing anymore. a lot of people. are setting up another barricade you see. it may suggest that. they're here to stay for some time and they may suggest that the police may actually. make another attempt to disperse them soon but this really looks like another barricade look the burned carcasses of the cars so we might be
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here for a long spell that. we have the national receiver. if i don't move i don't. know if i should. have to play a clip. i have come downtown to the noise of the governmental corps in kiev but it's still far from settled only a few meters are separating the police lines and the line of the protesters of the rioters and still there are sometimes exchanging project hours at each other over the night we saw an attempt by the police to push the protesters off this particular place here the failed attempt when the protesters started charging with a right to some charging at the police the police had to withdraw and ever since then it's been like that the standoff continues on here it looks like yet another barricade with what remains of the police cars which were burned here on sunday
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night basically separating the line of the rioters and the police during the night we also saw something completely peculiar for ukraine cases of vigilantism where in a civil militia. groups basically organized a hundred safari for what they called pro-government provocateurs they took them to . a building which they described as the revolutionary headquarters organize something of a vigilante trial took him out into the square and them to apologize for supporting the government for doing what they did this situation still tens hundreds of injured are still in hospitals including more than one hundred policemen which is something unprecedented not only for ukraine but for many other countries in the world we're also hearing on the ground here that the authorities may consider implementing a state of emergency on thursday if things go on the same way as they do right now we should be monitoring how things unravel in kiev but as again as i said the tension is still far from dying down there certainly following all the developments
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in kiev will bring you the latest updates as we get them. we cover that basically what we did was filming. walk and talk with the new barricades i would say this is like something sensational and you would be compared to what we did yesterday and the day before yesterday is relatively new. because the day before yesterday and yes. a we couldn't get as close as we did now. simply because of all the project us lying around in the police actually responding with with firearms or with no firearms of course with non-lethal weapons. this is. lots of work has been done we're getting. lots of people just did direct off. the rebels looks like that it may be a long one tonight as we don't really know when they're going to hold the final
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conference what's going to happen what to expect the rebels are saving people out of talks at any moment so for us that would be. breaking news probably it's a major story. shows how. nervous nerve wracking the negotiations are it was probably either. a nervous negotiator or a nervous correspondent during life. you know you know you never know when nature what what's going on here. and so i don't slip on anything like that and break my neck that would be. ironic if i just the first real steps for. the school and they would think. a lot of us.
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oh right now we don't know what's going on because there are these rumors that the talks have been postponed the syrian opposition is out. because they don't know yet if they are then this whole meeting is just like screwed. my producers just called me and said i want to go outside. so there's going. some sort of flaw since representative is going to be the sobs. at the wife position so it's going to get out which is this really could be a way. that he could use them if they. they walk out of the whole thing. if coming to russia today. for thirty days which is so exciting i can't wait to spend seven weeks the fact that he's here for
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a month in russia stick to help robert i've been together for a. few months. passed a wedding last summer. that this man just. relieved left. field station and it's finally culminated in the next hour and so it's really exciting. but. this is new for me to be sent to. a he's the only person who can do this to me it's it's really trying to link up instead of. robert's actually bringing groceries to give him a list of things that i just like or organic peanut butter i can't wait he's bringing four jars. bourbon. but i've wallowed bars. mechanic o.b.l. just things that i love that make me feel make me feel american have been about
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american food for two and a half months now. running on low fuel. that i would kill for and more multi-sport her dad think these are not cheeseburger as i want they are big they face a cheeseburger in english under the russian reading but if i'm so sorry that's so tense that i mean that in those. lovingly going to people i don't know what happened but if. it is just a paper match my. school should want to schedule a shredder shit least. a little discussion will soon be off the coast of the special night edition of the food the both toast but it was
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that only about the. yanks leave the field they should be doing the movement of the good it would still not been using a new movie just. a bunch of us in new york city was not going to. put their ideas movie up as the source was because i want to. be at the point you think you. know what mikey would sit with you for my kids the truth is i didn't meet my eyes it's a speech to get you witnessed. most movies to stop motion to go would go to those who would you think you have. oh. ok so. let's go to the interview everybody spanking here right now because they don't know what's happening either the negotiations are continuing on they're not continuing because the parts of the oppositional left apparently there was this formal meeting
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that they had to greet each other and sit at the same table but the opposition refused so that didn't happen and now we're going to be now we don't know what the schedule for today what to expect that's the situation right now. should be free. why. i mean for god's sake why don't we see. five i'll be on such distributed but why doesn't he just cool the position that down and see where the as light is not your position in the u.k. hospice that can be willing to step down he would step down as well in the u.k. we don't drop the momentum agency he killed people two years ago in the streets of them i know that you know that i sold the new t.v. they didn't bring the show people in the. president said that don't shoot people in syria president said and deal positional this is going to actually. this is highly visible because. you're never going to be waiting for the final press conference in
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the evening everybody is just being chaotic what to say to these people that there's no one knowing the understands like what's happening journalists only stampede stop start running all over not understanding anything that's happening. thanks for. the reply. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been a hydrogen why a handful of powerful transnational corporations will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told us about my job market and on this show we reveal the
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big picture of what's actually going on in the world and we go beyond identifying the problem trying to fix rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing america to find a job ready to join the movement then walk away from the big picture. the the. look of it was terrible a family's very hard to take on. once again it's a long supply line have you ever had sex with the perfect they're not. going to. want.
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to. please. please. please the people of the. in the wake of referendum demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in kiev is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. among the people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist so it's time to blow the whistle and start a revolution before we're all slaves to the corrupt and the generally corrupt.
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because region give me. love to live near each other and laugh at it. this way or is it like the troy the sort of the in your in your large city states and since it's not likely he wants to be what he saw it on it's the traffic not i expected something else and think of no. moscow you know the cold war in history while countries were expecting it's becoming. is there anything you want when feet planted and i was i was also red square very crazy not that we would get out of the crowd first. and i'm sleeping in today i mean is there enough little to stay alive that i forget about him or. can i just look at the joy that you that you always see so much of must seem possible because a master. comes to. hear.
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her story yeah like i was kind of like i'm only stating an unbreakable to two ways to look around the. world. before. i'm like oh my. god. it's like no other. never found. it mantic it's beautiful it's. a lot of history right here in this area. where it's down to fire you if you've got the ets. you didn't pulls the nine yeah. i want to thank you. they're going to save our marriage when she first told me an opportunity go to moscow so of course when you go you know who are who they said chance of life the
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vehicle here and be a foreign correspondent so i was proud of us oh yes deafening i do it. oh. no heights of war. can you check my piece to camera please. ok so i. have to have to do the package. just around today. so. it's going to be. the end of the package so i'll say even though both the rebels and the authorities present here say they support. a solution only. last. peace talks on syria have suffered a setback in geneva with the opposition refusing to sit at the same table with government representatives still hopes are high that the first direct negotiations will usher in some sort of a solution to the ongoing syrian crisis war and it's now your piskun off your so do
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tell us what happened there while the talks were supposed to officially start eleven am with. the opposition sitting down at the same table and formally greeting each other with the u.n. special envoy on syria present as well and it was planned that after that he was going to hold meetings with both sides passing on information and making this dialogue possible but since the rebels refused to sit down at the same table with. talks haven't started informally they have been postponed but nevertheless mr brahimi will still be meeting with both sides separately and by the end of the day we're expecting a media conference hopefully we will be able to find out if these meetings bring any result. that the head of the syrian opposition delegation here in geneva. the rest are remaining and the syrian authorities their delegation is going to stay as well. like i said
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they're going to continue talking with mr brahimi one of the main sticking points is that the opposition continues pressing on. president assad to step down while the authorities are saying that first there. stop the violence. in the country and then hold nationwide elections with anyone willing. for the syrian people to decide the country's political future so clearly they're not on the same page when it comes to. the talks are going to continue. at the end of the day hopefully we'll find out if they'll bring any results. seem to be easy to find a common denominator thank you for bringing us the latest from geneva. i don't how war activist brian becker believes the syrian rebels are not prepared to hold meaningful talks of peace in their country.
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and might stay first on my staying so here and. there are. probably. for their lack of i mean as. the saying. he would tell them what you need five hundred bucks and i was good. because. i thought it all fall. that. you got it well in arrests and the only paul three times i still very time see how
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the gargoyle really look up a bit of that back. to the head by ten kids passed me out laughing at it looked up. the word i loved it i would hate to see you do that again. you know. we. were just listening to the point almost conference for today. this is the one sort of. way we could do it because it was the line. into the hole where the bus gong went.
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just a couple of days ago. representatives of syria's government and opposition finally in the same room for the first time since the start of the country. the first day of the. talks. are. also became clear that different participants off the talks have a different understanding. seem to be ready to talk about.
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syria as well and they seem to be ready to. discuss things like. as well. or. frankly even having these people. in the same building may already be considered a diplomatic breakthrough well. inside syria. first we didn't do anything for a few hours then went to do some easy stuff like he's drop and walk around alive or something but we're really looking after this whole situation with the negotiations and in the end we thought that it was just like that's it it was
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screwed up it was a disaster but then all of a sudden it all changed again went to ron who had this kid on a moments when we didn't know who was doing the lives we had to do as lives just in case nobody knew what was going on my phone died and in the end everything just worked out well and i really did feel this in these situations you feel the. second energy burst or something and you just do this life and you feel like this is why you're here and i have to report on this sort of stuff and i know i'm not in syria right now and i know i'm not definitely not he a friend. this is a really big part of the story and i'm really glad we did it i think it's a great day really satisfied with myself and the crew and i just hope that. now it all works out with these talks we have you know.
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just try to see if the fly is it's being lit again they haven't right now but it's a lot of people to. get a little base. made in which the opposition should do and of course that. doesn't. and then there was this will go offensive this deadline is fast like twelve minutes ago so that's what we're waiting for a signal to see what happens. god knows what happens on the opposition leaders. into the crowd from the crowd and said about the latest round of negotiations with
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the president which brought nothing the only things that he promised to stop the violence from the police against the protesters and to release all those four detained they were like one of several people who talk. while they were saying that the crowds were booing at the opposition leaders and they were chanting liars liars . so this is just that the crowd no longer believes anyone like the president of the opposition there might be much of their own so again we're not through with a grenade. that's how it's. way. i'd call it something i need help with in the name of the city it's spelled our people hot i cannot. rest. room well no real problem we can go to our correspondent peter all of a he is also in the center of kiev and he's closely following the events as they're unfolding so let's get the latest from him oh yes what we see is previous
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demonstrates is that riots is across ukraine trying to. occupy all demonstrate outside all the government buildings now in the in the city's old evolve and. we have seen the. local ministration buildings being occupied no ciro the day we saw a large numbers of people gathering in both places a large numbers on independence square now what they were doing is. rebuilding suring up and all being themselves on barricades at the entrances to today to the independence square that has been rumors going around here that perhaps there could be some. particular. ground just yet but that both sides were perhaps willing to to at least speak to each other to talk to each other will be expecting news from those discussions to come out as stephenie progresses. a lot international staying in the thick of events there in the ukrainian capital twenty four seven for you to
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the u.n. says kids may have violated international agreements using military helicopters with the organization's insignia during a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the latest deadly fighting. the united states considers a lifting a decades old ban on exporting oil as a chief competitors contend with western sanctions and crises and civil war. and giving fruit the boot european shoppers are left empty handed as the e.u. slaps a ban on indian mangoes. in
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moscow you watching r t international with me wearing a joshie welcome to the program. now the united nations is concerned over reports that the interim ukrainian government used helicopters bearing its name and military operations they were seen during the operation in the nantz krege in which doesn't recognize caves authority and proclaim in their pants following a referendum in at least six paratroopers were killed in the fighting in the city of kramatorsk. with casualties also reported among the self-defense or does it mean to go is in the region. there is a video that was filmed by the crew off the life news channel which allegedly shows one of the three helicopters involved in the incident around kramatorsk and bears the u.n. insignia r.t. has contacted the united nations for comment and have gotten a response now according to their going to zation at a country that has the equipment that has the u.n. insignia on it is supposed to strip it after the equipment is no longer involved in the official u.n. mission more over using the u.n.
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identifiers is only allowed on such mission and the crackdown in ukraine isn't another life crew that has filmed the helicopters earlier came under attack from the national guard and the ukrainian army troops they were caught in the gunfire seemingly when the fighting was over luckily no one was hurt in that incident and we have contacted the life news correspondent. we tried to into the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag and. people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction and we turned around and drove to safety in order to. become a good home many took shelter in the basements of their home it was indiscriminate shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them and.
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this is far from being the first incident involving a journalist working in the crane unfortunately journalists working for our own video agency roughly has been caught in crossfire just last week he was really wounded in the stomach while filming a storming by the cleaning on the off the police headquarters he was wearing a bulletproof vest however the journalist believes that there was absolutely no way that he could have been mistaken for a competent nevertheless he was shot and to give authority as would not allow a medical evacuation plane. the land in order to transport him for treatment for three days r.t. has sounded the alarm with international journalism watchdogs over the situation in ukraine which becomes increasingly more dangerous for journalists european a federation of journalists has issued their condemnation saying that definitely no violence should be used against people who are only armed with cameras and that reinforces a previous statement made in relation to the situation with journalists in ukraine
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. we are gravely concerned that journalists have become targets for the principal factions in the current crisis in ukraine journalists representing outlets from various countries including the united states and russia have been detained or denied entry visas while others have been threatened and beaten reports is for international outlets treated as intruders and even ukrainian journalists are abused as traitors or commodities and kidnapped for profit schemes. now even though these self-defense troops have already said that they are ready to lay down arms if you can an army leaves the region however kiev authorities are insisting that what's happening here is an anti-terrorism operation and have so far refused to withdraw their troops. while this so-called anti-terrorist operation is now drawing condemnation from within the crimean parliament
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a members of the party of regions have addressed the president demanding of the operation be stopped immediately saying it is in effect a military campaign leading to bloodshed and mass killings the japanese have promised to appeal to international organizations and courts in order to have these events investigated and they blame the point of the saudis for dragging the country down into the civil war just a couple of hundred kilometers away from the fighting in eastern ukraine there's a very different battle being fought in crimea it's being drained dry north crimean canal is the peninsula is main supply but the access to the river that fills it has been cut by caves orders seen as political pressure after the region reunited with russia that means residents going without basic supplies is no harm in our reports . for the people of starry krynn this is a big day is the day the water truck comes and it brings the locals rushing
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together the only water their home for drinking cooking and washing the next two days when they shut down the canal it created a situation that affects all of us today for example i washed myself and just have a bucket of water i don't even have enough for a normal bath and what about the farms what will they do now this is seventy seven year old valentino and her need for clean water is greater than most because not only does she need it for a self but also for taking care of her bedridden son what is on this see my son's paralyzed and i had to keep the water used to wash his bed sheets because i need it for flushing the toilet valentino and her neighbors these last two months have been tough but it all started shortly after crimea rejoined russia within days ukraine had cut off the water that runs into this region's main canal just a few puddles of stagnant water that's all that remains now in the north crimean canal no longer does the fresh water flow into here from the river did and that's
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a problem that's left the residents of this region high and dry. and it's not just the public who've been suffering with businesses like this vignette also feeling the heat as it faces up to the prospect of the last harvest. of the world no water is coming in at the moment we had hoped some water would still continue to flow there were some still trickling down but recently we found that they used to send back to block the canal russian authorities have been trying to ease the problem by finding alternative sources of water so just by tapping into underground wells long term though the solution will need to be a political one and that shows no sign of coming scene. where ready to pay ukraine to give us back our water we prepare the dream and met with them six times but each time they say they don't like the agreement that there is something wrong with it so more time is wasted and now it looks like crimea will lose its crops
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reporting from crimea this is neil harvey for r.t. while kiev turns its back on crimea it's got its eyes fixed on its new paymasters and europe with one point six billion years of financial aid has to be signed today but that won't prove more trouble than it's worth as the chairman of the euro skeptic bruges group think tank told us earlier. now what we see is a very real possibility that ukraine can become the new greece it couldn't be caught in a trap where it's being lent money which you have to then repay but it can't repay the money effectively because it has to impose austerity measures european union and the i.m.f. think these are very good ideas but actually it actually limits economic growth which then makes it even harder to deal with the date and then of course the debt talks with the increases as does unemployment to the economic growth declines in the recession that ukraine comolli in will get too much the worse. also
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american towns to sleep in german uniform to wear in french board brevets to protect yourself read how the stone broke ukrainian army is grabbing hold of whatever it can to stay battle worthy the details are on r t dot com. the white house is considering doing away with a for a decade old law that bans the sale and export of american oil abroad the ideas being floated because of a tremendous supply of surplus caused by fracking plus as art is going to get reports the competition is not what i used to be. three years after the civil war broke out in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major all ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty eleven to one hundred fifty thousand barrels
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a day in march this year libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens we'll see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious oil production is in shambles due to the civil war there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions than the us invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no
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development going on there's no infrastructure going on these countries are not getting any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction and the economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll companies that the crisis in ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply of russian energy to europe would be good news for them among other things it would allow the companies to lobby for more exploration licenses especially in the development of shale gas in existing europe all under the banner of diversifying europe's energy supplies in washington i'm going to check out our key. you know all six of the top ten nations in terms of oil reserves are in one way or another inhibited from exporting their oil in full mostly because of u.s. actions but as whale claims occur in protests there are organized by washington and
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three are the top ten nations our gulf monarchies all close allies which host united states military bases and then there is a ron on there pressing u.s. sanctions and the rock has oil output is only just starting to recover from the u.s. invasion but is being suppressed by fresh insurgents and radicalism and a number of russian energy firms and their bosses have been sanctioned over ukraine and libya is in chaos after u.s. intervention now as for a series that american for ease abroad were aimed at taking over an inch of supplies that's a myth according to a founding member of the pro civil rights international action center when dora says the real aim was simply destroying the competition it will rise in the us oil energy production is made possible by massive investment in hydraulic fracturing or fracking and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is obtained since
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the u.s. invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron the biggest us oil producers that took a like ten percent of the world's oil supply off the market that's where the sanctions are though that's of the sanctions on iran are about syria is not a major oil producer but it is a potential route for iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict production which is giving the u.s. a date is it's a myth that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involvement the fact that we need to. more. now there's another winner for american energy's foreign fortunes guess who has just landed a top job in the ukraine now there and down the solemn voice president joe biden
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has joined the board of a gas for him there just weeks after his father professed an emotional bond with these awardees and we've got the details after a short break. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. your friends post a photo from
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past months steve has received special visits from the cia director the secretary of state his assistant senators and most recently u.s. vice president joe biden who recently crossed the atlantic to assure your premiums that america's involvement in their crisis is sincere we stayed with you all the three d. in time democracy can be delivered to the ukrainian people it is not just. a foreign policy judgment is a personal it's an emotional commitment as well by millions of americans. and as you attempt to pursue energy security well as it turns out joe biden's youngest son will be conveniently playing on a major role in ukraine's pursuit of energy independence hunter biden has. been appointed head of legal affairs at the response holdings ukraine's largest private
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gas producer the us vice president's son will also join the company's board of directors consulting on matters related to international expansion and policies surrounding the country's economy critics say this is typical washington politics exploiting a foreign crisis for personal gain now of course when the united states gets involved as most every other country on earth if they get involved in some foreign adventure they try to portrayed in the most truest again platonic. sashing possible . however it's very difficult to disentangle business interests from national interests vice president biden has repeatedly accused moscow of meddling in ukraine's affairs also insisting that america will help reduce its dependency on russia's energy mr biden just didn't mention that his own son and the u.s. would be better fitting in the interim reporting from new york arena r.t.
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. when asked to comment on the sudden appointment to the us state department to flag that saying it is none of the government's business. i'm wondering if the state department has any concerns or any thoughts about the vice president's son joining the board of directors of this ukrainian gas. gas company know he's a private citizen do you consider that the russian oligarchs who control or the training and oligarchs who control these. they're all private citizens as well i certainly wouldn't put them in the snow i'm not suggesting that it should be in the same category but i'm wondering if there are concerns in this building about the perception of about how the russians and or the ukrainians we perceive the involvement of the son of the vice president ited states especially given the situation no there are not abiding sun is not the only one with a new job one of the vice president's pals has one to devon archer got
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a position at the same company any graham just a day after biden's visit to cave archer is a former advisor to the now secretary of state john kerry and a big noise in democrat circles. syria's largest city aleppo came perilously close to a humanitarian catastrophe when for more than a week residents were cut off from water sources artie's abby martin follow the story closely and she talks about it in today's breaking the same country d.c. neo-cons been invited to bomb the hell out of is undergoing a devastating humanitarian crisis according to syrian foreign ministry three million people in the city of aleppo have been without potable drinking water for nine entire days according to digital journal extrude mr rebel forces have the seeds of the city have taken control of two main pumping stations and regime held areas but their attack backfired and have cut off water for everyone including the rebel stronghold and the heavily divided battleground city as you can see from
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these devastating images the situation is beyond dire women and children are being forced to collect water from contaminated mosques and wiles just to survive civilians are drinking water any way they can building makeshift pumps drinking out of dirty particles and even resorting to drinking waste water. and a couple of other world headlines for you right now and explosion and fire and it's a coal mine has killed at least two hundred workers another two hundred miners are still trapped and hopes are fading of finding mannie more alive the tragedy was caused by a faulty electrical transformer which blew up carbon monoxide poisoning killed most of the known victims three hundred sixty miners were rescued most are in hospital.
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and international space station crew has returned to earth after a year and a half in orbit the three man team of a japanese commander american astronaut and a veteran russian cosmonaut touched down safely in kazakstan and they're so used to . another three astronauts are due to be sent to the ice yes at the end of the month. they are tasting sweet and exotic but anya's mangoes have turned sour for e.u. lawmakers the fruits disappearing from shop shelves after brussels slap a ban on imports critics say it's just a ploy to protect home grown crops boy boy girl reports from britain which wants the ban reversed. we make mental moves to make me look at me just the list goes on desserts. all kinds of things with the mind of britain consumes ninety one percent of the indian market is that coming into the e.u. or rather consumed on my fence to move north that they've been banned for i have to keep telling them i go through about ten thousand customers my friend say the first
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of may i've been telling all of them that it's banned the e.u. has banned the import of to fruitflies crept into shipments of the port chiefs businesses selling the indian mangoes say that bombing that customers favorite fruit is been there and it is because he's told me this is going to cost him around twelve million pounds and the issue is in areas of the united kingdom which are very diverse where the large populations of. the indian subcontinent mangoes are tremendously popular they sell very quickly they're used in the restaurant trade so it's for me a big hit for businesses in certain sections of the u.k. the fruit flies found in the mangoes don't pose a risk to public health but they do a serious threat to e.u. salad crops tomatoes in particular these tempi restrictions are important to protect the home grown solid crops from potential pests and diseases. those affected by the ban say the e.u.
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has chosen to protect its salad instead of trade we have identified as australia new zealand japan have identified very safe treatments to eliminate any risk of the e.u. could have put the fact in place as a compulsory treatment it's not cheap as it spends to ask to be at school but it means that you can have a free trade if you just found the item you're not giving any kind of child in this store even as we film the customers ask the about the indian mangoes and substitutes aren't on the menu well now that the bun is in place this shop sells every fruit under the sun except for india and mine goes but even hey you can see that the owner is trying to shift an alternative mango from the dominican republic but she says that the customers quite literally aren't buying it with fruit sellers up in arms over this ban m.p.'s are calling on the e.u.
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to reconsider and bring back the exotic fruit pully boyko r t london mangoes are and the only indian for the e.u. has no taste for eggplant are off the european market as well and now along was two kinds of pumpkin the blocks regulations are renowned for going nuts over nutrition until two thousand and nine there was legislation saying trader should prefer straight cucumbers but analysts over more curve once its rules are also used to define a minimum size of apples. tell stories nato sailors have turned out to be disgraceful guests in apia they behave like occupiers says the mayor of one poured r t dot com a list what they also tell us that el mattered military personnel got up to. now and here's a brazilian police's advice for world cup visitors if they get robbed don't scream online discover why they sink it's vital for victims to keep quiet.
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the. following welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in camp is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. to cross talk ukraine i'm joined by my guest mark mccall in london he's a specialist on international affairs at the university of london in new york we have michael hudson he's an author and an economics professor at the university of missouri kansas city and in boston we cross to daniel welsh he is a writer and political and also a gentleman cross-talk rose and i mean you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it martin if i go to you first in london well the referendum passed
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there will no one was surprised by that no one is surprised that washington can't don't recognize them no surprise there and russia staying on the sidelines as it has during this entire crisis here this seems to me an opportunity or we're going to step into greater tragedy we have legitimacy we have a democratic process and in ukraine people do have agency they do have opinions they they are expressing their ideas they don't like the regime and care of what they what they think about russia that's still unclear here. this is an opportunity right now but it's probably not going to be taken well it. is a very interesting state of a first because in the one thousand nine hundred one period period it has never occurred before yes new republic of the soviet union has in fact changes border or attempted changes borders with the exception perhaps of georgia so there's a new situation and everyone is getting used to it the interesting thing is that
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the referendum what ahead in donetsk and who hunts hopeless but it didn't go ahead in hockey or blessed. majority the population are ukraine in the last census two thousand and one seventy percent and that surprises me in the must be some reason for that. the situation is really very very confused because as the german foreign minister said in kiev today. ukraine needs a president who waited for the election thirty fifth of may and hopefully a president would be elected that he can begin to go shooting with the separatists well you know money market and him are now would be independent would be really nice if everyone had a fair chance to vote here michael if i can go to you i mean this is this is farcical if they only had a president well they did have a president and he was elected for all of his failings you know code which was a legitimately elected president of ukraine and all ukrainians participated there's
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ample amount of evidence that when this poll was held not all ukrainians will vote and we don't even know the level of coersion at the ballot box so this is farcical it tells me the european union has no idea what it's doing and because you knew when it continues to go from one stumble to the next i think he does know what it's doing i think what's happening in ukraine is just a replay of what happened and shelley. was overthrown by pinochet that you have an identical case of a coup d'etat a mullet. very coup being backed by the united states the first thing they did in the ukraine as they did in chile was attack the labor union leaders you can see that in odessa when the labor union building was burned down and i think if you look at the repo at the how the chilean unfolded over the weekend the german press reported they brought in blackwater assassination squads just like the u.s. brought in assassination squads and shelly so what there is an attempt to do is to
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impose a government on kiev and last month george soros wrote an article in the new york review of books saying the objective is to encourage the companies in the ukraine that is the kleptocrats to sell out to their european partners to take the europe european partners info and then have the i.m.f. come in impose austerity for the population and squeeze out more of a surplus for the foreign investors while waiting the foreign investors buy in to the industry and the agriculture largely but micro therein i absolutely agree with you lot of it there's one problem with that and i'd like to go to dan in boston the people in east and south ukraine aren't going along with it that's the difference. right right i think. i think that the thousands of people who were disappeared by pinochet and you know thrown out of planes actually contributed to the terror on
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the ground that kept people in their place but i would when you when you started peter you said that no one is surprised by this i have to admit to confess actually to an ongoing sense of surprise particularly for the reason you just pointed out i have been inspired. brought to tears astounded actually by the day to day resistance of the people in you give us talk all across every single day i wake up and i said this in an article i wrote recently glad to be alive because i'm glad they're still alive each time when putin said you know maybe we should hold off on this recommend on this referendum and they said you know this really isn't about you and i had sources in slovyansk saying this isn't going to work i mean how are we going to do this in four days the cities and in shambles and they stood up the block by block around these thousands of people standing in line and doing this
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against all odds i think is is right from the white astounding it's inspirational it's it's it is also go ahead keep going it's also beyond belief actually i mean i think that we're trying to put this into paradigms that we have here to for understood what the u.s. has done through blackwater these are all perfectly great analyses and i share them but i think that we're being surprised all the time by what's going on on the ground and that's what i think is both dangerous and exciting and inspiring like you said. i just. i'm on the edge of my seat you know why we all are that's why we keep continue to do this topic cross talk here more and i think if we have a really interesting here is that if i look at the western echo chamber the way they cover ukraine. it's always about pro russian separatists are pro russian this progress in that they like to be part of the occasion and that it's that it's anti to share in the type of regime that it's been installed in camp this is completely
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alien to these people i celebrated victory day may ninth and i saw how we celebrated in eastern and south ukraine they celebrated in the way but it's completely alien to the narrative that is being played out in kiev this is very very important because we now have a situation where. the. people's republic of crimea want to separate from russia from ukraine crimea has really separate but the do not speak republic if it doesn't join russia it's economically viable so therefore it has to negotiate some type of deal with kyo kiev has to negotiate a deal with them to keep them within the republic of ukraine so therefore that is to come and it's very very important that the russians there feel that they're equal citizens of ukraine and they can you better learn with the market and i mean martin let me ask you a question do you have any evidence you mind if i don't let me just finish up with
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a question mark if you have any evidence that the regime in kiev has any respect for these people because here's a government that's killing its own people does that ring a bell i hear that all the time in washington in london there is a government that is killing its people and they are i don't see that as a partnership when ari dennison let me finish up on that point go ahead. that to go back to this point it's a question of sovereignty illegitimacy the government in kiev believes itself to be sovereign and legitimate and therefore it sees donetsk people's republic of the attempt to break away from ukraine which they see as legitimate illegitimate and therefore they want to keep the state together and they feel they have the right to use force the problem is you can't really use force in eastern ukraine anymore because it's self defeating and if you look at the pictures of the people there want. the police the police and soldiers coming in from the rest of ukraine
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in several cities several towns the police have changed sides yes and no longer defending the ukrainian republic they see themselves as belonging to some other entity perhaps the people's republic of donetsk and then they're waiting many of them awaiting actually say they prefer to be part of russia many ethnic russians are saying no we want to be we don't want to join russia we want to be separate in some way well they definitely want to be separate they deny definitely want to be separate from the gang that's running kiev in being supported by washington michael you want to jump in godhead. yes one reason i don't expect kiev to acknowledge the eastern ukraine is the effect on european politics of all of this i think the united states is telling you have to keep the hard line in order to do the saber rattling to promote the pro austerity pala parties in the coming european elections you saw on sunday the effect of lithuania election where
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the pro austerity prime minister was reelected and her popularity in the polls went way up as a result of this using the fear of russia to panic the nationalistic parties whether it's in latvia or lithuania or estonia all to support austerity and that's really the problem how do you get the parties for the last twenty years in the baltics for instance to support austerity you say well the alternative is to be the pro russian because the russian speaking parties are joined with the social democrats so all this is a move to fight against social democracy to impose austerity on all the rest of europe that's what this ukraine is the effect of the ukraine fights in the key of intolerance is promoting in germany in france and of course the result turns as you point out to be the opposite it's leading to a huge demonstrations in germany really against the u.s.
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aggression and trying to turn nato instead of a protective alliance into an aggressive ally ok let me go to dan here before we go to the break dan oh my goodness i didn't know russia was so powerful that. putin is the height of everything i think he helped lead this morning this is one thing that i want to get back to that mean that you said i think it's really really important in ukraine because of the long history of antipathy but the pro. pro russian separatists progress in terrorists they can't they can't be pro russian if they're russian so this is. if they are i'd like to refer to them as pro self humans and their pro self this morning i'm going to be pro me and it's no matter how much crap you throw on the mean you cannot make it look like something other than what it is they had to go on t.v. on ukrainian t.v. which is a cartoon like before nish and say good night if they say knowing that clown are
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welcome back to cross talk were all things considered i'm peter lavelle to remind you we're discussing the crisis in ukraine. ok dan i want to go back to you making a point here and it's really interesting when you think about the ukrainian history if you know anything about it identity is really the big dividing line what you are who you are who you relate to again the washington crowd thinks of ukraine is this unitary thing maybe they're not too bright and we can get them to go against russia i mean i think that's the kind of simple formula ok and of call valve see it hasn't works of going head down. it is pretty condescending and i think it may be that it's the washington crowd that isn't very bright or that doesn't know anything about history but the demonization that's happening and being promoted by the
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west but also happening indigenously in kiev you know this teaching children to sing told me scotch and talk most skull you know whoever doesn't jump is a russian and to have an art exhibit with people in a cage and saying don't feed them they're not human and they have russian flags and st george ribbons there is it is a it is is pure racism in any in any form that you can imagine and you see the ethnic tensions being exploited it's not again you can say that the western ukrainians are not all fascist the west and koreans want what they want a lot of the people involved in my done want to democracy wanted an end to corruption and oligarchy but you have to then acknowledge that nobody from the east is massing on kiev no one from. kharkov is marching into love of and
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murdering people that's not happening that way it is an anti russian campaign and it's a very it's a very sick thing that's happening in the dehumanization is a central element of it martin it's very interesting what dan just said because all timidly and i don't know what how we're going to get there but alternately russia is a very big part of the solution to the crisis in ukraine but if you listen to the ball horns of propaganda in foggy bottom and. i want to say that i had a chance ok it was late department there and you know if russia is never going to be brought on board though if you have been watching very carefully over the last few weeks and months russia has proposed deescalation time and again and it still is that washington can't hear it won't hear it you know how do we get from where we are now to where we need to be. i think that russia is part of the solution you can't solve the ukrainian problem of the ongoing problems which you
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see in the east you can't solve that without russian participation the must be russian diplomatic involvement and what will act probably happen is after the election of a president on the twenty fifth of may and remember that the ukrainian population now dominates on likely that any any candidate who's pro russian will be elected so let's assume that approach he you a pro western president is an elected then washington and the e.u. will then say to him you have to now deal with these two have to deal with moscow you have to come to some deal one remembers now the i.m.f. has promised ukraine seventeen billion dollars and others are talking about twenty seven billion dollars in the pipeline and that will only be a while before coming if a solution is found to the present problem on the words you're dropping that money into deep black hole so it's up to the new president and he would have to come to
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some rapprochement with moscow with he obviously not deal with president putin directly would have to do with sergei lavrov and find some solution which is acceptable to those in donetsk is that we don't accept the debts people's republic you'll be the donetsk problem. and so on and we have to come to some agreement that may mean that it's a kind of federation that there's a lot of autonomy there for the people the ethnic russians in the huns and donetsk and then if that model that works it's possible that other areas if they kharkiv how to keep it surprised me how could city and hockey for blissed has a majority ukrainian population something seventy percent but they're not participating in setting up a people's republic now with a. then say well whatever donetsk and luhansk gets we would like to get the top of
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the way and then you look at the procedure and you look you can go right round ukraine you go down to destroy and so on the danger here for ukraine is that it will be left with kiev and the west and kiev will be in one part of the country really run by western craniums and the rest of the country will in many ways. now economically that's not sustainable because ukraine in ukraine is in fact the basket case economically at present doing that's. very weak and if you look at the destruction which is going on they're destroying the economy and so therefore there's a desperate need for key of these doing that's going to hunt leaders to come together and find some solution michel because off tomorrow i'm going to go to my you know you're being posed to be followed through this crisis i don't see any sanity coming out of kiev on a on anything at all i mean what they're cutting off the water to crimea i mean don't they have better things to do you agree ok that one of the interesting thing
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here is number the e.u. and go ahead jump in the you and the united states have explained how russia can solve the crisis it can solve the crisis by not charging ukraine for gas can solve the crisis by a ridiculous thing at a price for gas and subsidizing that would national soul destroying just by letting the factories the fact the idea is very explicit the factories that are now experts exporting goods and services to russia can stop exporting to russia especially stop exporting to a military that many of their factories don't begin exporting to the west and let your brain important to you goods and send into russia so that all paraphrased that's the solution that russia is being offered by the you in the united states and you said the word russia to all of her being offered i'd like to how you put it there you know dan this is really what he gets all. that's to me because for some reason i don't know what was in newlands cookies i don't know maybe she put in
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extreme greed but i don't know but there was this is sumption that russia would do not want anyone doing all this would do nothing this is a major miscalculation here because it's very interesting is that in a different way the russian has done very very little it is watch ukraine disintegrate and it didn't have to be that way i mean look at ukraine back in november of last year it wasn't doing great but it wasn't falling apart and they were killing each other now russia is going to continue to watch ok and it's very possible if we see more referenda that these independent republics if they want to call themselves of course they won't be recognized but they may join russia's custom union that would be a red line for a lot of people. yes i think that that i mean it's there's no question that there's no part of ukraine that isn't is more viable in separation than it is in unity but it's not viable in unity either they need to ally and contain continue the
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alliances that they've had with russia and with europe in varying degrees so i don't think there's any question of them trying to make it on their own you know it's not going to be endora or you know just statelet they're going to be allied very closely to russia but i also i think it's very important to note i think we're talking a couple weeks ago here i think that the ship has sailed on federalization i really do i don't think like you said first of all there's no sanity nothing at all no sanity there's no partner to talk to there's no sanity coming out of either the junta or their puppet masters and the danger is that as events progress they get away from you which is what i think is exciting what they should think is alarming the citizens of and this includes a desk and car come and put oars in all of the other elements of the entire what could be called
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a little sia they just haven't got there yet that's all that's the only thing that is stopping them they didn't have enough strength i've seen means floating with. course got a spoiled little with a separate flag and it says tucky well that's right it's almost our turn you know they are all waiting in the wings and there is no there is no way after odessa and after money you paul both massacre's that were supported and even to some extent planned by the that they're going to put the genie back in the bottle they have decided that they're on they're not listening to putin they're not listening to you is there they are like i said self pro self humans only michael they don't have michael let's look at your crystal ball you know. a lot about a stereo in the i.m.f. here let's say for example there is a pro european pro american president after this election not all the people in the east participate ok they're probably going to get around that but i could not
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relevant and i could well imagine within weeks months certainly a year or so when austerity kicks in we will have another my done ok all over again and they're very good at doing that ok because i cannot see under these conditions where ukraine is going to everyone's going to be happy to live even poorer and it's a poor country i know it very well well right now you're having almost a gandhian type passive resistance on the part of the ukrainians all they can do is say we're going to have a vote we know there is no constitution but we don't want a part of the kleptocracy and of course they say what's coming from the i.m.f. the i.m.f. will make ukraine look like italy or ireland or greece ireland and greece of last twenty percent of their population as a result of austerity you'll have a flight of ukrainian plumbers into europe or into russia or wherever they can go what they're saying is we want to stop the kleptocracy and that's the only thing
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and the interesting thing is the other item in today's newspaper in america was christine legarde the head of the i.m.f. was invited to smith college in america to give the commencement address the students rose up just like the ukrainians to oppose her and not let her come to smith because of they oppose the i.m.f. this was applauded in the u.s. but when the ukrainians oppose the i.m.f. it's created as terrorism that a terrorist is an attack on democracy so you have an orwellian world in which democracy means pro-american. or a dictatorship or a penalty or the other backers it it we're living in an orwellian world after all of this and all they can do is resist it and say there must be an alternate. well i can say on a good note there is democracy in action in ukraine where the growth we've run out of time gentlemen many thanks to my guests in london new york and in boston and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at r.t. see you next time and remember.
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you saw on sunday the effect of lithuania election where the pro-us stare at a prime minister was re-elected and her popularity in the polls went way up as a result of this using the fear of russia to panic the nationalistic parties and that's really the problem how do you get parties for the last twenty years in the baltics for instance to support austerity you say the alternative is to be pro russian i think it's really really important in ukraine because of the long history of sympathy but the pro. the pro russian separatists pro russian terrorists they can't be pro russian if they're russian this is what. i like to refer to them as human. there pro self just this morning i'm going to need to throw me. the interview.
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post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. no c n n the m.s.m. b c news have taken some lots lately but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be. true. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because one whole attention and the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. at our teenagers 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 have to be jokes well handled in the sense that.
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the u.n. says ukraine may have violated international agreements if it's conferring military helicopters with the organisation's insignia and its crackdown in the east of the country. the united states considers a lifting a decades old ban on exporting oil as a species competitors contend with western sanctions crises and civil war. and giving fruit the boot european shoppers are left empty handed as the e.u. slaps a ban on indian man goes.

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