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this is r t and tonight putting the wheels in motion moscow washes in a new era of energy security for western europe there's a lot martin nordstrom pipeline begins pumping russian gas straight to germany and beyond. the new supply route rules energy rules the transit countries richard previous european consumers of russian gas altimeter will have the details in just a few moments. also in the program moscow describes as inappropriate the publication of the un atomic watchdog report that states a random in pursuing nuclear weapons becomes as russian president dmitri medvedev issues another stern warning against an israeli attack. president says the
country's prime minister will resign after the approval of a new budget law as the country moves closer to the at the center of the european debt crisis. midnight here in moscow right now welcome you're watching r.t. my name is kevin oh in another top story it's an historic day for western europe's energy supply which is now being bolstered by russian gas directly through a brand new pipeline president dmitri medvedev chancellor angela merkel and their partners in the project to turn the velvets open the receiving end of the north streamline in germany the ten billion dollars scheme is the longest subsea gas roof in the world now general bushnell was at the scene of a whole string. it will provide long term energy security for europe which had been
affected by previous transit rails with the likes of ukraine and belarus it will also fill a shortfall in gas which is projected to reach some one hundred million homes by twenty thirty now this is a europe wide project why european leaders are here is because french dutch german companies energy firms have taken stakes in the north stream part by that will guarantee supply to homes in those countries for the next fifty years at least the last time of this current project there are plans to send this gas on suburban and then also the existing european network on to countries like the united kingdom as well as a facilities here in russia has always gone to great lengths to fulfill its energy obligations because really it's our highest priority we will continue to supply our european partners with county interruption in the future in order to attract more investment for the project i'm convinced that such involvement will minimize risks and only in time energy supply chain. well they should also provide cheaper gas for
homes in europe with no transit fees to be paid for the likes of ukraine and belarus with gas going direct for the first time from russia to the e.u. german shores like le merkel is optimistic about the future relations between russia and the european union when speaking about energy supply security also speak about diversification and russia is one of our most important partners this source of supply have to be safe and the demand from europe is also going to eat we need russian gas for the economic development of our continent and this means that we will be closely linked to each other for decades to come of it is the longest subsidy pipeline the gas pipeline in the world it took some engineering brilliance just for one example compressor stations which keep the pressure in gas pipelines usually there are several across the route this one just has as one of the beginning of the route it's been planned since the ninety nineties construction to start a few years ago secondly. and it will come on stream next year and we've just spoken
to some of the heads of the of the project who save a third line will be discussed by shareholders very shortly because they expect demand for gas to grow and to keep growing even through this crisis the euro crisis that we're seeing to keep growing through the e.u. in the coming years i spoke to energy analyst lead told the europe's come to rely on russia as its main source of gas because the supply is always been accessible and reliable and there is an overriding view within europe that diversification is important and i miss the search i've been that we've heard it all many many years now but we don't like it is generally recognized in europe and i don't think know some dissenting voice really anywhere in europe but russia is now and always will be a principal provider of gas to the european continent indies simply a fast repast a tree of natural gas resources eighty's on europe's eastern border it has very
stable one term gas supply relationships with european countries and and nobody is looking really to supplant russian gas what europe wants to do is to ensure that gas comes from other places why are the routes in addition to russian gas but not instead of it and if you want to follow more on this story the chairman of the north stream project former german chancellor gerhard schroeder tells r.t. wide apart lands important for the russia europe relationship later in the program as a rift preview of that interview the full versions in twenty minutes. the european union needs russia geopolitical but the reverse is also true it's not a question of time has come it's not cooperating and so looking back i'm going to be differences or dishes in a situation where you can ship gas to china and all of asia and europe you know i hope russia never has to meet the russian government is evidently pro european or
europe cannot keep pushing gushue way it hurts russians pride was a few we have to keep in mind over or a little blusher has the alternative of shipping journeys italy europe has no such alternative europe's geopolitical position will leave you with if it manages to enter a tight partnership with russia under the same time grand recession lisa looking for that would be a sound strategy into the future for us the rest of us in the world to battle in. the big stories today russia's call the release of the un's atomic watchdog report on iran is it appropriate the i.a.e.a. says the new findings suggest the rand has been working on developing nuclear weapons and has credible evidence to prove it iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has criticized that report and said saran won't stop its peaceful nuclear development now this all comes as the russian president warns that militarist rhetoric in the middle east could lead to a catastrophic war in the region russia's been voicing strong words against an
attack on iran following statements by israel that a strike is more likely than diplomacy u.s. foreign policy expert barbara slaven from the atlantic council discussion group told me actually against iran would undermine diplomatic efforts. obviously the israelis are very very worried about iran and what iran would do but i think they also understand that the consequences of a strike could actually be worse for israel then allowing iran to proceed on this the path hezbollah has forty thousand rockets that it could unleash some of them can reach tel aviv hamas might. tac israel would be even more isolated in any region of course it's very isolated already because of developments in the arab spring i don't think the united states would be pleased the french have said they don't want this in the strength of a campaign against iran is building an international consensus against iran having nuclear weapons and that would be shattered by by
a military strike at this time. and as israel flexes its political muscle overran the jewish state's meantime hit by a recruitment crisis as we look for later this young israelis are increasingly finding ways to avoid conscription more much. but the story is moving slightly italian prime minister silvio berlusconi says he will resign after parliament passes economic reforms required by the e.u. approval could take place is early as next week the government earlier won a crucial budget vote but berlusconi lost his majority support after m.p.'s debated public finances experts warn the political turmoil could tip italy towards even greater instability the country is moving closer to the center of europe's financial crisis with debts piling up as borrowing costs continue to rocket supposedly a directive the university of reading in england he says that but the scrolly should have stepped down some time ago. it's very naive to use the entire political
debates just. sauna i think the counter is going through a very difficult time and what is required is a serious serious political debate on what kind of measure. one to take to tackle the cries it's a it's not much about risk or any kalyan people in kids should decide what their replacements should be rather than the being done through parliamentary gimmicks i think that we should have stepped down at least one year ago or and yes we made will to survive just because the corruption and bribery in parliament is so widespread that these has been possible but honestly i think that what is required is serious change and serious change can come just through going back to people and asking them what. should be. we want to greece ministers their vote for their resignation to pave the way for a new government it comes as the country's leaders struggled to agree on
a new prime minister as talks over a unity coalition until the second day george puppet. prime minister wants his replacement been announced the interim government will then have to leave the country into the elections expected to be held in february which is under pressure to ratify the one hundred thirty billion euro emergency rescue package an end its political crisis has put the entire eurozone in jeopardy a correspondence or a first one asking greeks for their take on the situation of the prospects for their battle country as they see it. i think your anything quite says rubbles on greece is once again the focus of international attention and it seems like everyone's had an opinion about the situation here in the country we decided to come. which is really an epicenter if so much of this year i quite if the find out what the people of greece have to say about it all. so camera and the money.
to. let the people of greece take it away alone we are. well. all the people who. are saying. everything is made money. it's like they're trying to frighten us or something like that hi my name's. needy and i've been living in greece for ten years now. my grandfather fought for this country and it saddens me that. right now there's a chance you might lose everything that we know in this country and there's really not much we can do after i want to ask somebody else. if all of our european snow but poles is dead cannot be paid but. why do they lend his money don't they want the money but the thing with the situation right now is that we
don't feel real secure about anything but our salaries our health and you know in my age thinking about the tinder i'm going to make and the seasons i have to do from then from now it's really sad because. everybody here things that you know that things could be better there is something more than that there's something more. there are great because there is a lot of fun employment in greece now. that the people in greece are very skeptical . i think. it's better we are in the euro. of course definitely but there are some serious problems. because a lot of people lost their jobs you don't know what more you can you can't plug your life twenty years old and i don't have a job. i have to leave my parents i don't have money
i can leave i hope for everybody to become and. try to get out of the crisis and i really hope everybody can help us to do that greece is a european country in greece and euro is a quick word a greek word for hope something can be done so we can save this beautiful country and be able to pass it on to our grandchildren and their children after that people thought the mike and had a chance to have their say the question now is whether anyone's going to be ready to listen to them or the decisions again to keep being made but hine claes goes there i think hackney squarely. coming up in a program with me kevin i would read one of the members of the seventy one small mars five hundred experiment who says the project is sort of a regular his impact on his life. next. at a time when israel threatening around with military action confidence in the
strength of the jewish state's army is crucial but every year more and more israelis a seeking ways to avoid conscription choosing to the friend themselves rather than the country call a slayer for reports on why the young generation is turning its back on the military service. for years it's been the cornerstone of the country's security at these days there's a real risk these radio defense forces could be left defenseless conscription is at an all time low what fifty percent of rizzoli jewish males who. serve in the military twenty bikaner spent most of the year and a half he was in the army trying to convince his superiors to release him a medical grounds they eventually did but only after he'd wasted months searching around he says doing nothing while in uniform they got drafted for a. because of this feeling that it would be parathyroid if they wouldn't and a couple months later i realized that i just couldn't take part in longer in what's
called the israel defense forces which has nothing to do with defense other than winning and a growing number of israelis agree with him later friedman made sure she scored low on her army entrance tests so instead of serving as a soldier she's now getting civil service working as an artist structure and a center for the mentally disabled i have a lot of fans in the army and they saw i how they were when they first came to them in how they are now and it's a lot of brainwashing actually and they just keep you down from your identity and make you a basically a soldier ten years ago they refused movement started in israel youngsters refusing to serve in the army on political grounds add to that the nearly fifty percent of potential draftees who don't serve because of religious reasons and a recent series of scandals also saw public trust in the military decline the state it's about the state so. this video posted on you tube says
a true israeli doesn't invade the truth in other words a true israeli avoids conscription fifteen or twenty years ago an average like this would have been unthinkable in those days not serving in the army was something shameful but now young's. does have role models like activia nodded a copy former girlfriend israeli model bar refaeli who evaded service and gave it to me just to see violations of human rights. are by israel absolute of this respect of international law it's crystal clear there's no question in our study showed that by twenty twenty the number of military age jewish israelis who will not be serving will be the highest ever a growing trend has the military worried it won't have the troops it needs especially now as the region heats up and the army needs all the soldiers it can get. r.t. tel aviv. briefing you are not more world news now in india at least twenty people
have been killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke during a religious ceremony in the north of the country the instant when tens of hindu filled rooms rushed towards the holy site to offer their prayers but some of them tripped and fell while those behind continue to push forward many women and children are reportedly among the dead leaves the deadly stampede in india a common last january more than one hundred died on route to survive. syria's opposition is reportedly appealed for is an actual presence in the central city of homs where the activists say at least eleven people were killed on monday it comes after damascus accused the u.s. of being involved in the violence and asked the arab league for support on the issue the u.n. claims now at least three thousand five hundred people have been killed in a crackdown since antigovernment protests started in march. polls have closed in liberia's presidential elections amid opposition protests at a boycott over fraud claims winston top a new one some thirty three percent of the first round in october withdrew from the
race last week alleging the process is rigged in the ruling party's favor is a legations though were rejected by international observers who urged people to cast their ballots it's the first election since the country's fourteen year conflict ended in two thousand and three. michael jackson's doctor conrad murray has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in an l.a. court he was found guilty of administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic propofol which killed jackson in two thousand and nine murray could receive a maximum prison sentence of four years and lose his medical license as a result the jury took two days to reach its decision. that was the mars five hundred experiment a simulated ground trip to the red planet is spread over seventeen months in isolation or join the first few days back on earth not surprisingly i was one of the participants of the project says the mission became a life changing experience for. i knew no one was just to have
a world which was one hundred meter square big and only five person that they could meet and it was a very exciting very last period was a definitely the highlight of. even though we knew it was the swedish one and it was not at all like a real trip to mass which would be like in thousand times bigger. it was it was very different. and we felt like being on the front place and even of the real mass but it was very different. to groups it was a real mass i would say in a very cool. i'm sure we'll see more of it more that story too online at artsy dot com including these welcome to the no fly zone moscow slams to stand for sentencing to russian pilots to jail for alleged smuggling after the made an emergency landing in the south of the country quite so what is mike about that it's about to go home tonight and this was a costly mistake microphones accidentally left switched on during
a conversation between some of those the. field of the world just what they think about is ready to step what it's called it may be a politician of the past seems to run it again so r.t. dot com if not today. as north stream senses western europe for the first time we talk next that with the man who's pretty the head of the ambitious project former german chancellor gerhard schroeder tells us why the pipeline is so important for all sides involved. you.
go hard for the world charles love germany from nineteen ninety eight to two thousand and five he's now chairman of the board at north stream russia's new gas pipeline under the baltic states and europe mr further why should the e.u. increase its dependence on gazprom its good name. opinion or stance on we're not talking about a dependence on russia we're talking about cooperation between russia on the one side and the european union on the other in the energy sector is north stream is viewed as a priority project by both russia and the e.u. because it's been part of europe's energy networks since two thousand and six is
recognized by the european parliament and the e.u. council of energy ministers from or pearson part i meant or informed that the energy minister to nordstrom pipelines have already been laid what thoughts of the third one will be added and what will be its capacity we haven't yet i don't know that we currently have at least two pipelines with a total capacity of fifty five billion cubic meters the question of whether a third or even fourth pipeline will be delayed that should be answered by european stock holders as you know we have gazprom on the long side and hollins just suni france's g.d.s. suez and germany's eon and b a s if we just along the other investors decide to build a third and fourth pipeline privately financed mind you we're not talking about. think finality and then it could be done i do not know whether they will make such a decision as it was not part of my work mine of. all russian energy companies not just from to be allowed to export gas to europe what are the implications of that for gas problem and europe. regulator information is not the
issue the e.u. germany and the rest of the nations need gas to sensibly reform their energy policy with russia on the other hand has to sell gas to keep its budget in order so there's a codependency which is a good thing now to be happy to see european companies invest into russia and european markets open up to russian companies it's a good free market economy that is good for the marketer what do you think of the recent new raids on gazprom and its partners in europe they think about the or gas i think europeans need gas field gas has many uses with the political uncertainty in north africa it's good to have a stable partner that you can rely on and russia is one of you you know better than anyone else for instance the britain recently switched from export to in your old europe need to gas supply to maintain a stable mix of energy sources but it's climatic conditions require them to get in
needs norway's currents are also russia's gas and therefore i think opening the market up to question companies would be a wise move of what's actually. do some e.u. officials oppose russia whatever it does here does this fordo just north mon i guess it's so we have to admit badly but i hope we will get over it oh it's understandable the european union needs russia geopolitically but the reverse is also true there's no question about it the time has come to start cooperating and stop looking back at ideological differences of eggs yet again that destroy the could russia switch supply eighth to china if brothels keeps up its hostility because there is a known as it puts your involvements of wishes in a situation where it could show. ass to china and all of asia and europe i hope russia never has to make a choice the russian government is evidently pro european but europe cannot keep pushing russia away it hurts russians pride and we have to keep in mind that while russia has the alternative of shipping to asia europe has no such alternative and
europe's geopolitical position will only improve if it manages to enter a tiny hard to ship with russia and at the same time grant us sessions of turkey that would be a sound strategy aimed into the future the rest is yesterday's debate and as under is goodbye to forget them if russia does decide to go east could that mean the gas shortfall for europe. you know that low not happen russia was an exceptionally reliable supplier during soviet times so no one has to worry about that junction where you can see again that european market is incredibly important for russia to keep its budget balance in among other things therefore we're not talking about a kind of zero but a codependency. we've heard plans to lay an electricity route alongside the nord stream project could germany in your opinion in your opinion be interested in importing them from russia and vice nathans i think i've not heard about such plans
your have long since been rumors about it but so far the talk has been detached from reality i doubt the plans will ever be realized in the volatile madly it's up to the pipelines owners not the chairman of the stockholders committee would progress in shipping liquefied natural gas. makes europe less dependent on pipelines can that affect this project and. i don't think it would have a negative effect on the project as europe's liquefied gas market is quite limited to move there's nowhere to sell is in germany or poland has a developing market importance that it's in no way a danger for us that's not the reason i'm criticizing the indication that there are alternative sources the low spot prices and gas there judy as you. deals can be of no more gain the long term supply agreements in the short run think i do not of instability i mean for us to go for prager because in the wake of the fukushima disaster germany is closing all its nuclear power plants do you support that and how will it change your minnie's energy mix rather bigger mid mind consider this me
and my team or the people who originally negotiated that deal with our energy suppliers and we had agreed to make a sensible exit out of nuclear strategy that was followed by a short period when the federal government thought our agreement should be overturned by the court they've since gone the other way and started supporting what i had negotiated on with this does not mean bridge technologies like nuclear energy cannot be used until energy efficiency is sufficiently developed but we need gas as an interim energy source for the sake of energy security that's the reason we need to buy gas from new york from other cultures but primarily from russia and the reason we need to build a gas power stations and more so. on the whole product chairman of the board for the north korean gas pipeline thank you for speaking with r.t. .
from los angeles to chicago to birmingham twenty trauma centers have closed since two thousand three hundred one is not enough inpatient beds not enough urgency department that's another enough nurses amanda's that's to take care of other people. the only real health care system that we have in the city of los angeles is the los angeles fire department in fact when i started my vigil as a firefighter i didn't want to and i started out going to just do firefighting it's about eighty two percent of what we do the for the problem this medical stuff that a rescue couple weeks ago waited four hours for i've waited sometimes three hours i wouldn't say it's a frances and living with her for hours and fifteen minutes standing against a wall with patients and we have a federal law that mandates that if you can turn no one away who seeks care in the merge and see if.