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tensions are mounting both israeli and palestinian officials criticized president obama's latest proposals for peace between the two and the future of the region as a whole. the u.s. engagement in libya part of the sixty day american legal deadline without formal approval that neither the president nor congress is seen bored as obama says because trees military involvement is not only minor. and arms he travels to the bottom of the earth down toxic air to discredit the region's exotic wildlife proving in the world's hottest temperatures.
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international news live from moscow this is all see with me us from our thanks for joining us as tensions rise between america and israel during prime minister binyamin netanyahu is a visit to the u.s. by a pro israeli and proclivity invoices have been criticizing president obama's call for new steps towards peace but as aussies christine for zarak or some point to say analysts believe america's long standing approach is the real problem. 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 call nakba or catastrophe the creation of the state of israel on this date in one nine hundred forty eight because for israel it was
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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 in 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. 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 endorsement of an end to israeli occupation of arab land by u.s. president the idea was immediately rejected by prime minister benjamin netanyahu
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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 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 the question is not right i don't know we have a solution at this point but why on earth should we expect to have a solution. with the system as it is today use of money your 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 it simultaneously against it paying somebody bribing somebody to change their behavior doesn't work when you spoil them rotten a recent example in november the
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us offered several billion dollars in military assistance to israel if it put off the construction of jewish settlements for three months regardless of water well mostly is or how he uses it. 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 i think 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 political history of this is over there but with the need to show support for the
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arab spring and a reconciliation between the two palestinian factions u.s. leaders need the feeling the pressure to make a push yet again christine for south r.t. . meanwhile palestinian officials have it out as they will soon go through with their plan to seek united nations recognition of that state despite president obama's are warning that such an re would be pointless but political writer william and says tensions are rising between the u.s. and israel despite the lack of american support for the palestinian state. the u.s. agenda is not gender the barack obama claims 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 i think forty eight recognition of israel speak of the basis of the trust relationship between israel and washington has been drastically challenged by the u.s. support of these. destabilization from egypt tunisia libya and the entire middle
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east since the end of the compilers 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 the continued tension between israel and washington under the guise of the so-called peace plan that was political rise of william and doubt talking about a deteriorating u.s. israeli relations. president barack obama says the u.s. is no longer leading the military campaign in libya as the sixty day deadline passes requiring congress' approval for thirty involvement was america's a war powers act and how tense has been made to ask for lawmakers to extend this thing but it's also he's on the list to reports if you're on capitol hill seem to have even noticed. 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 growth block anything yeah you said you don't think more power i think there's 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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the president did not seek in a war begin 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. still when it comes to war powers there's
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enough blame to go around absolutely congress doesn't take it seriously and president seven taken it seriously and us media outlets don't take it seriously need while 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 and kill is beautiful speeches as the president seems to do and talk about peace and justice and principles. as the clock strike these sixty in the libyan intervention and the bill hits a reported three quarters of a billion dollars and the u.s. is third war with no congressional oversight or end in sight time is working against rhetoric and the rule of law in theory in reality in the nation's capital though no alarm appears to. going on laura lester r. t. washington d.c. . and spent his career on this guy have been even says that congress is shying away
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from the decision on e bay and so on defense and support the content of bomber if it goes horribly wrong yes it's illegal and unconstitutional and it's not the first president to do done it but it's clearly a move in the direction of more executive power and more executive your soup ation of the. 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 can criticize them but if you have a vote on a declaration of war anything 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 where the other so just like the president take responsibility and we'll you know we'll be kidded serves on the side and say he did a great job or he didn't do
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a good job george bush brought his failings he did get congressional authorization for afghanistan and iraq and he was a champion of executive power but obama has really gone further in this case than bush ever went. this is r.c. and a healthy a trip to the caller's continent in the world. who. is a us is i'm sorry thomas i'm coming on board to we are tour of the many different kinds of the animals that the sound down here. plus ever wondered how to wash your head space well and he has been speaking to a nasa astronaut to find out the. thousands of people have been staging demonstrations across georgia demanding president saakashvili steps down. police opened fire from a television building in this seaside resort of but to me a crowd tried to storm demanding live coverage of approaches that in the capital the police say about five thousand have taken to the streets demonstrating against
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the base there was an oppressive regime protestors said democratic freedoms have been taken away claiming saakashvili is going to new presence at the top because the whole region at risk in large numbers of policemen has been put on standby as more opposition supporters from outside the capital are expected to reach the city on sunday a while according to opposition groups thirteen people were injured and several detained a spell of raid at one of their offices in the middle of the night previously antigovernment rallies have been violent place the president and demonstrators that . russia says nato has reluctance to give legal guarantees that the proposed joint european missile defense system will not threaten the country is a continuing cause of concern that foreign minister sergey lavrov was speaking after talks with his german and polish counterparts in kaliningrad. which. 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 she
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pleaded joined 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 say we don't need to put this on paper ago and they say it's an obvious thing that this refusal to answer our request does raise some concerns and we hope that they will be laid to rest in the near future what the agreements we come to will determine the future of europe in ten years time as it can either be a common home for a soul or we could end up throwing it back in time some thirty years in the. the u.s. is pushing ahead with the building of a missile base in the remaining eight saying it will help protect your from countries like iran and north korea russia wants an equal part of the project but negotiations are progressing slowly meeting many ground is an attempt by the three countries to work together over political security energy and these issues. i
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spoke to some other headlines from around the world now reports from syria say security forces have held that at least three people at a cute funeral for anti-government protesters killed during the week tens of thousands of mourners reported to part with the civilian death toll from the recent violence now over nine hundred according to a searing human rights group some now believe that the brutal crackdown is leading to political paralysis and stalemate between the assad regime and its opponents foreign journalists and with local reporters barred from covering for the restoration. twenty children four adults have been buried by a landslide that has and the lazy nation just south of the capital calling through six pupils and a warden while pulled out with serious injuries the bodies of five boys have so far been recovered we're going to have the rainfall was cited as because of the lies like a tragedy struck during the afternoon when the children were practicing traditional art in the late runs in this school. in spain tens of thousands are
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protesting despite a bio mass gatherings ahead of local elections on sunday the demonstrations were sparked by the highest unemployment rate of any eurozone country with almost all of the country's youth without jobs around twenty five thousand camped out overnight in retreat central square chanting slogans against big government and the country's elite. to six months of bloodshed and political standoff on the same water grass has been sworn in as the president of ivory coast more than twenty heads of state attended the ceremony or to around one last november's election. but this leader 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 thousands have taken to the streets in france to protest against next week's g. eight summit of world leaders in the country organizers of the demonstration
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included unions and left wing political parties with a cause of for society based not solely on learning as they really rally leaders claimed the march was mostly peaceful but some protestors attended just smashed by windows as it came to a close so it will take place in the seating of dollar on thursday and friday and of that meeting the libyan critics a crisis and the ongoing unrest in the arab world are set to take center stage and our new york resident reporter laura hafele is has been asking people on the streets of the big apple what hells world leaders should put on the table. 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 we should be focusing on. greening the i mean just saving the planet and also humanity
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list politics and more people and more communication and more truth do you think the bill do that no not in a hundred years do you think that they'll be looking out for the global best interests or just their country's own interest i suspect most countries come to the table with their own best interests in mind are you hopeful that they can set those aside at least enough to come to some compromise i'm hopeful that my retirement savings is worth 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 i don't know if the able to solve them all in one time or the problems will never go away i don't believe the world leaders can fix them now they don't seem to be trying to fix them so i can see in fixing the problem so why do they have the stomach well. fixing the problems oh my lord i just wish people would get along
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a little better together just all the nationalities all the different religions and i think we'd be much better off then maybe the summit should be more like a retreat where they talk about how they can get along and less about the economy well the economy is important but better the economy follower they got everything else straightened out i think no matter 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 a change. it's a part of the world where winter runs the show all year round surprisingly it's because of antarctica's severe climate but it's one life is booming and our man on the south pole sean thomas but the penguins and sea lions that call this uncompromising place. down at the bottom of the
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earth there is a land of ice and 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. later before. they called it and i mean that fallen as it were half year starting from a tiny creature is up to the seals i'm penguins is unique and you can never find it anywhere else only here. but extreme temperatures and starch conditions mean that you won't find any polar bears down here so we don't have any animals like polar bears or nothing like that occurs down here we only have marine mammals and marine birds that come ashore and the only treasure life is limited to the vegetation and maybe some tiny turbulence that's about it and if you want to experience some of
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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 in a different type of see if you can expect to see six if you're lucky the penguins to three of the brushtail penguins you'd expect to see in of an inch but a most trips we're lucky to see up to six different species that the wildlife in antarctica. and the fragile smile the main areas of study down here on this continent is the environment to make sure that they can learn. we are seeing it of the adelie penguins which are the most abundant penguin species in the antarctic and 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 a dramatic changes in such a short period of time. cern is what you do in the future to prevent such
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a rapid change in the environment there's a very big message and there's nowhere on the planet changing for us to intoxication is one of three sides the chairs that are the fastest growing increase in an average weather kick in winter temperatures but is west in siberia alaska i mean antarctic peninsula which is warming five times for civility in the place leaving many to wonder what is to become of the animals that call this place home in antarctica sean thomas archie. i don't have a whole mini series of reports coming out from one talk to the front you can also catch them online at home and show thomas' blog about his experiences on the continent is also online make sure you check it out. more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas
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discovers what makes sense articles so special that attractive for many wildlife in antarctica is a boat if you live in the front of the. expedition to the bottom of the earth artsy. now easing in zero gravity is a sensation few of us will ever experience that's why aussies son tom boston to me is an american astronaut ahead of his mission to the international space station next week to find out about a challenger is over life and all that. 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 kept to relax after all their exams and 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
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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 we're 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 didn't carbon under your clothing it just sticks to your head and you must gently if you've massage it with a lot of energy then you have droplets of water in a pig pattern that 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 you take out all the little screws well you can't just sort of
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man 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 four we have our eating kit i lost my for prom 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 flight as we were packing up to come home two weeks later. came floating out from some corner and what about the food is that the challenge of food is a lot like camping food most of the u.s. 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 potatoes or treat cocktail regular bread has crumbs you finish eating a sandwich on earth and on your plate you have these crumbs in space that don't go
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to the plate to go into the air and so they're in your nose or in your eyes they're in the air conditioning filters so we don't use regular bread much we use proteus. there's actually. pays a bloke section and all to go home for a while. and then let the cia agents could see his spies say bin laden hovering killed kennedy was operation but has been dead for five. if anybody has had the whole world to the t.v. if they were waiting in the u.k. didn't prove as you know the victory day parade today and russia. this article of military might live at the top to dump all the emotions on our true charm.
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for more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas discovers what makes this so special and attractive for many a wildlife. and from the. expedition to the bottom of the earth. twenty years ago this country. sorts of places. if. you can. each began a journey. where to take. these available interests. which colson. renaissance could be all fun.


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