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balti alienating allies israel and the us stumble of a palestine as prime minister netanyahu rejects president obama's proposals on the middle east as indefensible and under realistic. u.s. action in libya passes its sixty day deadline without congressional approval but washington doesn't seem to care too much for this military campaign is now officially illegal. and it's not a problem for them to live in the world's harshest temperatures he travels to antarctica to get back to nature regions you.
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hello this is our sea live from moscow this early sunday morning it's just after midnight here now my name is kevin zero in on the top story for you israel has rejected the u.s. call for peace with the palestinians based on the pre-one nine hundred sixty seven war borders it would mean the jewish state's withdrawal from disputed territories prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in washington for talks described the proposed boundaries is indefensible result is christine freeze out reports next it's america's decade long approach towards israel is failing to break the stalemate now. 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 what palestinians called not our catastrophe the creation of this state. israel on this date in one nine hundred
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forty eight because for israel it was a matter of security according to dan pollack 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 of the violation of the law. for palestinians it is the continuation of 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 is that we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the nine hundred sixty seven lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states an unusually blunt indorsement of an end to israeli occupation of arab land by u.s.
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president and 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 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 on misconceptions 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 the use of money you are with the jerusalem project says talk is cheap when the us says it's engaged in the process of a two state solution but is funding and supporting behavior by israel and simultaneously working against it paying somebody bribing somebody. to change their behavior
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doesn't work when you've spoiled them rotten 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 regardless award obama's he is or how he sees it and he sees it better than bush but what he does is to say the costs of peace are high high cost of broad and at home pro israel money 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 state what 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.
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this is a lot of them but with the need to show support for the arab spring and a reconciliation between the two palestinian factions u.s. leaders may be feeling the pressure to make a push yet again christine freeze out r.t. . you are posting official souces people are planning to seek u.n. recognition of their state despite barack obama's warnings that their efforts will fail and political rights and told us there's no tension to sporting goods from the u.s. or his main ally in the region israel as well. the u.s. agenda is not the agenda the barack obama claims it to be one of peace i think we're in the midst in my opinion of the most profound shift in israeli washington relations since nine hundred forty eight recognition of israeli speaker of the basis of the trust relationship between israel and washington is been drastically challenged by the us support of these destabilization from egypt
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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 suddenly looking very very unstable so the the nice words that obama said yesterday are window dressing the content is one of the continued tension between israel and washington under the guise of so-called peace. political writer talking about a teary rating in israeli relations right. now it has campaigned in libya ruggles on two months after it started the u.s. which led the operation is still highly engaged without official consent from congress according to the constitution america's military action over libya is now legal the results is there a list of reports for capitol hill some concern. fifty eight.
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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 thing here you don't think more power things as a war powers act war powers act a resolution that says sixty days marks the deadline for an american president pull 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 conference but it's unclear who or what has control over this one the law or the will of the president
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. and present is not a secret decoration of 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 concerns about its constitutionality but interestingly not a single president has questioned the sixty day rule hathaway 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. but still when it comes to war powers there is enough blame to go around absolutely congress doesn't take it seriously and
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president seven taken it seriously and u.s. media still take it seriously and 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 how the laws that you can still go out into the beautiful speeches as interesting seems to do and talk about peace and justice and principles. as the clock strike these sixty in the libyan intervention and the bill had 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 appears to be going on or in leicester r.t. washington d.c. political analyst told r.t. of congress a shying away from the decision on libya to make a bomb with
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a 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 more executive your super the. congressional war making power people want to take credit if it goes well though praise the president or if it goes well badly they can criticize him but if you have a vote on a declaration of war any sort of authorization for that they have to go on record as either opposing it or supporting it and therefore you know they get blamed by their constituents one way or the other so it's just like the president take responsibility and well you know we'll be. 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
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really gone further in this case than bush ever went. thoughts of ivan eland speaking to us had fewer trips to the coldest confidence in the world. is fascinating i'm sorry thomas incoming artillery it's for the many different kinds of animals that could be found down here. plus we do our best to discover if the prediction that the world is about to end holds any truth. before the thousands of people staging demonstrations across georgia demanding president saakashvili steps down earlier unconfirmed reports that the police had opened fire on protesters in the seaside resort of her to me in the capital tbilisi over five thousand people calling on the world of open its eyes to what's happening in georgia they say the current regime is taking away people's democratic freedoms claim unicycles for his continued presence at the top puts the whole region at risk
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in the capital large numbers of policemen can put on stand by previously opposition rallies have been violently suppressed them demonstrate as detained. russia says a proposed joint european missile defense system is a test for the future of europe speaking after meeting with his german and polish counterparts foreign minister sergei lavrov expressed concerns that the process is being stalled by moscow's partners. which of them was over. and services we would like the issue of european missile defense to be resolved by taking the interests of all european countries into account we should start by green to create a joint european missile defense system at the moment this process is moving slowly we would like to see a document stating that the system will not be aimed against any country taking part in it but our partners see we don't need to put some people in the sea it's an obviously this refusal to answer our request does raise some concerns and we hope
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that there will be laid to rest in the near future with the agreement we come to will determine the future of europe in ten years time we can either be a common hold for assault or we could end up throwing it back in time some thirty years look. at its moscow as being concerned over the alliances future the guarantee that the project will not threaten russia's security the u.s. is pushing on there with the building of a missile base in romania saying that it will help protect europe from countries like iran and north korea russia for its part wants an end the equal part in the project but so far there's been little progress in reaching a compromise. but you take it to some world music at least six people have been killed over twenty injured after a suicide bomber struck the main military hospital in kabul one of two attackers bloom stuff up inside a tent filled with medical students even their lunch sack of suspects thoughtful got away the taliban's plans responsibility for the bombing. in spain thousands
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continue to protest despite a pre-election ban on mass gatherings people camped out overnight at madrid central square cheering and chanting anti-government slogans the demonstrators gathered to protest high unemployment and government economic policies the protests began a week ago and spread across the country. today children four adults have been buried by a landslide that hit a malays in often is just south of the capital kuala lumpur six pupils in a boarding report there were serious injuries while the pollies of five boys were also recovered i'm going heavy rainfalls cited as the cause of the landslide the tragedy struck during an outdoor music lesson in the school grounds. of the six one suit bloodshed and political standoff while a somewhat tyra's been sworn in as the president of ivory coast more than twenty heads of state attended the ceremony with our one last november's election but the former leader laurent gbagbo refused to hand over power the battle between the opponents left three thousand people dead and forced over a million to flee the violence. the crisis in libya and the uprisings in the middle
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east and north africa will no doubt take center stage as world leaders prepare for a g. eight meeting in france next week our own resident in new york laurie half of this asked people on the streets of the big apple and what else they think should be discussed. as world leaders gather at the g eight summit what do you think they should be focusing on solving collectively this week let's talk about that i think they should be focusing on. greening i mean just saving the planet and also humanity politics and more people and more communication and more truth do you think they'll do that no not in one hundred years do you think that they'll be looking out further global best interest or just their country's own interest. most countries come to the table with their own best interests in mind are you hopeful that they
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set those aside at least enough to come to some common man i'm hopeful that my retirement savings is worse something when i retire would it be better if they just chose one to work on and fix that first i think the multi ability is able to talk about a few issues they're able to talk about and i don't know if the able to solve them all in one time of the problems will never go i. believe the world leaders can fix them seem to be trying to fix them so the problem so why do they have the stomach. fixing the problem oh my lord i just wish people would get along a little bit better together just all the nationalities all the different religions and i think we'd be much better off maybe this time it should be more like a retreat where they talk about how they can get along and less about the economy well the economy's in better the the economy would fall over if they got everything
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else straightened out i think remember what you want the world leaders to solve the bottom line and let's just hope they can set aside their differences so they can work collectively for change. see it's a part of the world where winter runs the show all year round because it's surprisingly it's because of antarctica severe climate of hard life is booming there are not on the south pole sean thomas but the penguins and sea lions the call is uncompromising place. down at the bottom of the 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. for for
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a long. half year starting from tiny creatures are seals and penguins is unique and you can never find it anywhere else. but extreme temperatures and start conditions mean that you won't find any polar bears down here so we don't have any terrestrial 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. parts that's about it and if you want to experience some of this exotic wildlife the antarctic peninsula is a good place to start well as everything here in this tremendous range of seals in a different type of seals you can expect to see six if you're lucky the penguins to three of the brushtail playing which you'd expect to see in the peninsula but the most trips we're lucky and see up to six different species that's
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a lot of life in antarctica. and a fractal some of the main areas of study down here on this continent is the environment to make sure that they can learn how to protect the generals in the future 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 from 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 a short period of time the concern is. what to do in the future to prevent such a rapid change in the environment there's a very big message and there's nowhere on the planet changing for us to antarctica is one of three sites which as the fastest growing increase in average whether it be winter temperatures bays western siberia alaska and the antarctic peninsula which is warming five terms for us to believe in the plane leaving many to wonder
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what is to become of the animals they call this place home in antarctica sean thomas archie. loving pictures but from the show and said well we've got all mini series of reports coming up from antarctica because catch one line is what about c dot com and show on regular basis blog as well about his experiences on the continent so also online for you as well if you go through the check out. rather than a month. one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is it and charge it up and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas discovers what makes sense arctic is so special and attractive for many the wildlife in antarctica is. an affront to. the expedition to the bottom of the earth artsy. ok explorations. of a different kind now it's already saying in zero gravity next is
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a sensation i guess the very few of us will ever experience that's why we sent the native american astronaut ahead of his mission to the international space station next week find out all about the challenges of life in orbit and as a robot or here there are many. we're here in the countryside part of star city the cosmonaut training center north of moscow and we've managed to catch a rare moment where the cosmonauts and astronauts get to relax after all their exams of training before going off to baikonur to 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 a shuttle missions twice and this is his first rocket mission up to the i assess and we'll 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
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or 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 the brain you can wash your hair completely close and get a little soapy water on your hair and then scrub it up in the water to and then on your clothing it just sticks to your head and you must gently if you can cite it with a lot of energy then you have droplets of water in a pig 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 taking it apart and take out all the little screws a little 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
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can go in any direction on my first space shuttle mission i lost my fork we are eating kit i lost my fork on the second day of the mission. i don't have my fork and so i ate with a spoon and a knife for the rest of the whiteners we were packing up to come home. two weeks later bryant came floating out from some corner and what about the food is there's not a challenge of food it's a lot like camping food most of the u.s. food is pretty dry so if you add water and let it sit for a bit and it rehydrate and become something you'd recognise like vegetables or fresh potatoes or shrimp cocktail and regular bread has crumbs from finish eating a sandwich on earth and on your plate you have these crumbs in space that don't go to the plate to go into the air and so they're there in your nose soon your eyes are in the air conditioning filters it so we don't use regular bread much we use for years as actually play more about what life's like in our space blog section
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about single column while you they've all been seventy stories as well this morning some of it last may be dead but islamophobia in the u.s. is very much alive we try to find out who is behind the hostilities on our home page. on the to russia with love a blacksmith from the urals was so impressed by the royal wedding in the u.k. he's made the dealing with a special gift find out what it is it called a reminder you can catch a lot of best videos on how you choose channel to. heat .
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the official policy how to make a show. called touch from the street. lights on the. video on demand. artie's my fuel costs. are assisting with the palm of your. machine on the dot com. but it seems like the so much talked about doomsday still hasn't occurred as you can see i'm still here just about anywhere and if you're wondering what i'm talking about may the twenty first was declared to be the end of the world by one religious group in the us well by the calculations of mr harold camping the eighty nine year old firm of the group if you just quake will start at six pm local time that's the vague bit all over the world well it's small posix pm here in moscow it's been twenty five thankfully as well this but to be totally sure
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i guess we need to wait till it's six in california anyway if nothing happens then we can relax until december twenty twelve what happens then you ask was when the end of the world will come according to the ancient mayan calendar. so pig's cross is still here the unsocial cautiously look at heads will be good to come through the next half hour on r.t. and the sport in five to just over fifteen minutes somebody who definitely was out of times and i was roy jones jr he was knocked out of a big fight with dennis nobody ever bit earlier kate scott more on that later this sunday morning the twenty second of may i'm kevin owen thanks for watching r.t. .
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eclipse the clowns times and revealed issues of the soviet files and oxy sled. repairing a broken ancient. highway construction under humanitarian aid. buses shady officials talk at the spoils of war it's the people who pay the price. for jeering here is no longer just down to drug trafficking. afghanistan and the dollar . obscene. it didn't start all of a sudden. it's a long story of destroying the living on their hama chops. there are constant or else fails something leaks out here when they get done like that it's just if you took every fish are now out of the water and do something about that water
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quality. habitat protecting the habitat the fisheries it's going to collapse nature's steps back making way for the chalk's augustus as you look around museum and say look at all the solar stuff obviously everybody here must be well off the incomes because road systems break number that's true. and yet billions. dollars oil and gas state. real baby drill. one needs from there to cross himself and one of my blood pressure will consider potential areas for development in south atlantic and the gulf of mexico. please.


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