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the eat. the eat. the be. above us and israel folau to over palestine as prime minister benjamin netanyahu rejects president obama's top to peace in the middle east. to legal walks the white house sidelines the us constitution by skipping the deadline to keep its forces in action over libya without approval from congress. the boss will take you to the harsh fragile price here of antarctica where the environment is bearing the brunt of climate change.
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you're watching our team coming to you live from moscow welcome to the program now before we go on to our program we let's cross live to russia as a cullinan grad a region where foreign minister sergei lavrov is holding a joint news conference with his german and polish counterparts well let's listen to him and what. he seemed to see especially regarding the cross border traveling you see i mean i only see chances of this procedure and no risk you mention. shooters and chances for people. the abuse the rules. the suppression told the three ministers.
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this specific results to think and be expected as a combination of courage summits of the russian ears. and horses your parents or what is your evaluation of the current state of relationship. it's when russia and the european union agree. you make each to be. one of the. well i think we have slightly different criteria. that our relationship should be measured in dollars eight with. charts and figures . for all the european union leaders call those relationships a mobile strategic partnership where our new great acts that we are working on is go into further boost space cooperation and partnership grass for the forthcoming
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summit summation of her it. early in july this year conditional with us with them who both need to vote for to the progress of. what northwood democrats are observing the declaration on partnership for their decisions. a lot has been done to that effect and her in today's negotiations we saw with them proof of the common interests in russia poland and germany to start pilot projects. within the partnership from other reservation projects to russia and the european union. entering the summit will hear their reports on the progress on the told something new framework of britain's budget russia and the european union. there are certain connections between this process and the preparations to russia's ascension to tablets the oldest the world trade organization would deal. at the greatest parts
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of the work on the on the grid and has already been completed. also there of course . is to be presented. on cooperation. in the sphere of crisis management is meant for this is the strictly an initiative the president to deliver. those two were in the last summit at the summit in june two thousand trent two thousand and ten eleven. well the key topic that we're all concerned about. is this you suppose your negotiations on these a free regime and certain progress has been made on this regardless of the poshest the other day. with us it was over the ocean. because success didn't return. to work on the basis of a couple placed of. the list of common tasks with this list as though it's big cells have. the population of all terrorists listed in it because it's will be
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implemented. such is some folks such and such other plans and i think the very fact of the this issue being discussed at the summit encouraged the negotiations where they go shatters right to work with a harder. will. prosper the scope of issues to be discussed during the summit just by rote their leisure trialogue this is security international these various international pressures social crisis and conflicts. also again the focus of attention. on the world of. robots they were a member of the initiative proposed by chancellor merkel last year. well done cooperation on the. international issues by creating
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a russian e.u. commits a war that's mother all matters of. national politics and security. the committee will. consider such as yours such as russia with an involvement. in the translator problem for you from the settlements the middle east settlement. and settlement of any other conflicts where our potentials it can be used to come out ahead. so there is quite bridge well his beard has is always the case. with. the volume of our relations as well so big that i can't waste. all the matches here. i just. hope she is today is a victim of the cold war. and now when russia's relations relations with
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other european countries. poland and is flourishing so we support this trend through not both sides. equal the trend towards improvement in the world cooperation and we do not want to go back to any cold war at home with the journey repetition of the cold war with the west. this means new will of both sides and we're currently testing on. the whole. we believe that russia wants to have close ties with the west so the european union in particular. you know idea of beyond the. poland is going to support all practical steps towards this cooperation. to go to include in its term as the chair state of the
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european union. the fools. i'll another issue that may or bring is even closer to the other. practical issues of training up with the. other members on his part of whom. were thinking about stalls and work on new strides on a new start a change. but now we think that playing currents russia use try to shape is very good and the only thing is terribly sure that it is fully observed and fully implemented. they will you then we want our relationships to be based on common values and we're going to stick to that position. on the problems and that are the still i think because i can see our relationships are developing very well and the very fact that the first meeting here today is
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a. clear indicator of that very very going to work further so that and when. he was right of course there are some critical issues that can be discussed in a dialogue as he did i think where on a very good way it was cooperation and this is evident two years since we're sitting behind this table all together. thank you. this is the russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov there with his polish counterpart rather slow sikorsky of the german minister for foreign affairs and you know yesterday a clip is the first time they've taken part in a three way and i want this guy to be discussing a variety of issues including. liberations as well as a possibility of a visa free regime of relations with the european union and nato if you missed part of those the press conference will bring you the highlights later in the program. moving on to israel has rejected a u.s.
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call for a to retreat and behind a pretty nine hundred sixty seven war borders and withdraw from the occupied palestinian territories well prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is it washington for talks says it's a concession he will not make our case christine for us our explains why america's efforts have for decades failed to bring peace to the middle east. it is a scene all too familiar in this region a protest on israel's border that leads. to violence. here it was the may fifteenth protest marking where palestinians called not. the creation of the state of israel on this date in one nine hundred forty eight because for israel it was a matter of security according to dan hala co-director of the zionist organization of america i don't know what any country would do when people gather on your border and come across a violation of the law. for palestinians it is the continuation of
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a seemingly endless fight for an independent palestinian state a fight in which u.s. leaders try time and time again to play a chief negotiator from president carter to reagan to george h.w. bush to president clinton george w. bush and now the obama administration. we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the nine hundred sixty seven lines with mutually agreed slots. so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states an unusually blunt endorsement of an end to israeli occupation of arab land by u.s. president the idea was immediately rejected by prime minister benjamin netanyahu israel argues peace cannot come at the cost of its security with continued palestinian rocket attacks but there is one thing both sides actually agree on when it comes to the u.s. role as mediator it approaches they say is all wrong american policy is built
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on misconceptions and a wrong view of the causes of the conflict and a prescription that doesn't stand up to even the most casual scrutiny of the question is not why don't we have a solution at this point but why on earth should we expect to have a solution with with this system as it is today use of money your with the jerusalem project says talk is cheap when the us says it's in gage's in the process of a two state solution but is funding and supporting behavior by israel it simultaneously working against it somebody bribing somebody to change their behavior doesn't work when you world them run a recent example in november the us offered several billion dollars in military assistance to israel if it put off the construction of jewish settlements for three months so regardless award obama says or how he sees it and you say is it better
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than bush but what he does is to say the costs of peace are high high cost of broad and at home pro israel many accounting for between one quarter and one third of all donations to the major political parties a concern for many including former u.s. congresswoman cynthia mckinney what the executive branch they what they call the legislative branch pro israel campaign contributors totaled nearly twelve million dollars in two thousand and ten far higher than other. major donors making increasing the pressure on israel a politically daunting prospect especially with elections eighteen months away we're about to see you know this is a lot of very good with the need to show support for the arab spring and a reconciliation between the two palestinian factions u.s. leaders need the feeling the pressure to make a push again christine for south r.t. . while the spike reiterating their friendship writer william angle believes the
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u.s. and israel are going through a period of misunderstanding the u.s. agenda is not the agenda of the oracle obama claims it to be one of peace i think we're in the midst in my opinion of the most profound shift in it's really washington relations since nine hundred forty eight recognition of israeli statehood the basis of of the trust relationship between israel and the washington is been drastically troubling to the u.s. support of these destabilization from egypt tunisia libya and the entire middle east since the end of two thousand and ten has created a tremendous sense in israel of insecurity and the stability they thought they had is suddenly looking very very unstable so the nice words that obama said yesterday are window dressing the content is one of continued tension between israel and washington under the guise of so-called peace. well to libya now where the nato led
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bombing campaign against colonel gadhafi ruggles on it two months after it began well the u.s. which led the operation is still engaged without official consent from congress well according to the constitution american military action over libya is now illegal but it's artie's lauren lyster reports few on capitol hill seem concerned. fifty eight. fifty nine. sixty i said at the outset that this was going to be a matter of days and weeks. and days have turned to months and in libya the battle rages on but in washington time has run out. and this rhetoric is running up against a real grow block anything to get even the even thinking for power things as a war powers act the war powers act a resolution that says sixty days marks the deadline for an american president pull
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u.s. forces from hostilities or get congress's approval for a formal declaration of war yet neither appear to be happening and according to the president publicly time seems to be the enemy only for someone else now time is working against gadhafi. he does not have control over his country but it's unclear who or what has control over this one the law or the will of the president the united states the president did not seek a grave in a war began with. nor really has there been much discussion of the war powers act nor does it seem there will be when pressed by the majority of congress not with leaders of the senate foreign relations committee saying there are no plans for action and top lawmakers like john mccain saying quote he's never recognized the constitutionality of the war powers act nor has any president which is only sort of true according to legal and political experts every president has expressed some
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concerns about its constitutionality but interestingly not a single president has questioned the sixty day rule it happened way says if obama does this would set a new precedent for combat by a president who campaigned on ending u.s. wars and abiding by constitutional law. still when it comes to work powers there's enough blame to go around absolutely congress doesn't take it seriously and presidents haven't taken it seriously and us media take it seriously meanwhile u.s. drones fly over libya dropping bombs and the laws governing this type of mission seem to have flown out the window to it makes a joke of the whole idea of having laws that you can still go out in cuba is beautiful speeches as the president seems to do an arc about peace and justice and principles. as the clock strikes these six feet in the libyan
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intervention and the bill hits a reported three quarters of a billion dollars in the u.s. this third war with no congressional oversight or end in sight time is working against the rhetoric and the rule of law in theory in reality in the nation's capital though no alarm at her. to be going on lauren mr r. t. washington d.c. . political analyst ivan eland told r t that congress is shying away from a decision on libya to make obama the scapegoat for any possible failure yes it's illegal and unconstitutional and it's not the first president to do to have done it but it's clearly a move in the direction of more executive power and mori executive you're so patient of the. you know congressional war making power people they want to take credit if it goes well the praise the president or if it goes well badly they
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can criticize him but if you have a vote on a declaration of war any through sort of authorization for that they have to go on record as either opposing it or supporting it and therefore you know they can get blamed by their constituents one way or the other so just let the president take responsibility and we'll you know will be kibitzers on the side and say he did a great job or he didn't do a good job george bush for all his failings he did get congressional authorization for afghanistan and iraq and he was the champion of executive power but obama has really gone further in this case than bush ever went. you're watching our jihad we have a lot more stories lined up for you this hour including living in the southern most tip of the earth our t.v. meets the animals of antarctica that are slowly washing their habitat disappear. and now some other world news for you this hour a suicide bomber blown himself up inside the main military hospital in kabul close
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to the u.s. embassy where the afghan defense ministry says at least three people were killed and many others will do it well two attackers made it inside the hospital one of which detonated the explosives while the other is thought to have gotten a great ally. and nato all tanker has exploded in northwest pakistan killing at least sixty people the truck transporting fuel through pakistan to nato forces in afghanistan was by a small bomb locals gathered to collect spilled fuel were burned to one another fire broke out while many others were injured. tens of thousands of spanish protesters have defied a government down a nationwide demonstrations imposed the head of regional and local elections where people camped out overnight in madrid central square cheering and chanting anti-government slogans a protest against six days ago when spanish you took to the streets frustrated by
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a graduate unemployment rate of forty five percent the crowd has grown to some twenty five thousand in the capital and spread to cities across the country. and now former head of the international monetary fund has been released from behind bars after posting a one million dollar bail the extra will be under house arrest in manhattan go where he will be kept under twenty four hour guard the french politician denies charges of attempting to rape a maid in a new york hotel with the i.m.f. is now searching for a new leader with a french finance minister and head of voyage back among the early candidates. and now we continue our special series of reports from antarctica all worked off of weather conditions and subzero temperatures all year round you would think nothing could inhabit this called life but in fact antarctica is home to a range of hardy animals and there was artesian thomas reports many have become endangered because their habitat is slowly melting away. down at the bottom of the
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earth there is a land of ice and a volcanic rock so different from the civilized world that it is hard to imagine that life can be found here. but in fact a closer look reveals it is one of the most interesting ecosystems on the planet. a really unique position on terror quickly and easily fit for or a very long time from as a continent it means that follow now that we have here starting from tiny critters up to seals and penguins is unique and you can never find it anywhere else only here. but extreme temperatures and starts conditions mean that you won't find any polar bears down here so we don't have any trust or all animals like polar bears or nothing like that occurs down here we only have marine mammals and marine birds that come ashore to breed and the only trust your life is limited to the vegetation and maybe some invertebrates tiny apartments that's about it and if you want to
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experience some of this exotic wildlife the antarctic peninsula is a good place to start well as everything here in this part we've got a tremendous range of seals you know those four different types of sea as you can expect to see six if you're lucky and the penguins to three of the brushtail penguins you'd expect to see in the peninsula but a most trips we're lucky and see up to six different species in a clue that the wildlife in antarctica is both you and randall one of the main areas of ground here on this continent studying the environment to make sure that they can learn how. we are seeing into the adelie penguins which are the most abundant penguin species in the antarctic and a true ice loving species they are declining in the antarctic peninsula seriously and may disappear in the peninsula in the next fifty years because of the warming and the loss of sea ice which is just part of their habitat with scientists witnessing such dramatic changes in such
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a short period of time the concern is. what you do in the future to prevent such a rapid change in the environment there's a very big message there's nowhere on the planet changing faster than it is one of three sites which has the fastest growing increase in average weather particularly winter temperatures. western siberia alaska and the antarctic peninsula which is warming five times for us living room leaving many to wonder what is to become of the animals that call this place home in antarctica sean thomas archie. and watching space shuttles and rockets blasting off for orbit has become almost commonplace but actually making it into space is still something reserved for a lucky few larkin's tom barton met an american astronauts ahead of his mission to the international space station next week to find out what it's really like. we're here in the countryside part of star city the cosmonaut training center north of
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moscow and we've managed to catch a rare moment where the cosmonauts and astronauts gets relax after all their exams of training before going off to baikonur be fired up into space to the international space station and i'm lucky enough to be here with mike fossum he's been on the shuttle missions twice and this is his first rocket mission to the i assess will be talking a bit about some of the every day life up on a space shuttle so every day life in an extraordinary setting everything in space is typically harder than it is on earth things as simple as going to the bathroom where on earth gravity helps things go where you want them to go and they're flushed away with water in space the gravity doesn't work we don't have a shower on board the space station because the water wouldn't know how to find a drain you can wash your hair completely clothed and get a little soapy water on your hair and then scrub it out the water didn't fall down on your clothing it just sticks to your head in the massage it gently if you've
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massaged it with a lot of energy when you have droplets of water in a pick pattern spring around your head and what happens if some of those things break how do you cope with that when you're working on equipment when you start picking it apart and you take out all the little screws well you can't just set him on the on the workbench to float away so you have to hold them down in some way and that ends up being probably the most frustrating thing easy to lose to on earth when you're working on something and you drop it. you know where to look because it's right around your feet someplace up there it can go in any direction my first space shuttle mission i lost my for we each have our eating kit i lost my fork on the second day of the mission. i don't have my fork so i ate with a spoon in a knife for the rest of the right as we were packing up to come home two weeks later when i came floating out from some corner and what about the thirty's there's not a challenge of food it's a lot like camping food most of the u.s.
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food is pretty dry so you add water and let it sit for a bit and it rehydrate and become something you'd recognise like vegetables or ration taters or shrimp cocktail and regular bread has crumbs you finish eating a sandwich on earth and on your plate you have these crumbs in space they don't go to the plate they go into the air and so they're there and you know soon your eyes sit in the air conditioning filters and so we don't use regular bread much we use tortillas. in a few moments i'll be back with a recap of our top stories today said they stay with us.
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