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tonight clashes in istanbul with protesters angry at hillary clinton's visit who promises another five and a half million dollars to the syrian rebels as she discusses plans for a future without president assad. wildcatter reportedly tries to bribe syria's ambassador to mauritania to side with the rebels the promises of a million dollars in political asylum. the u.s. says it's our interests around shows there's no nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that an israeli strike on iran could they emit. hello welcome you're watching r.t. live from moscow nine pm here now my name kevin and first washington stepping up
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plans for a syria without president assad and getting ready for worst case scenarios including a possible chemical weapons attack u.s. foreign policy chief hillary clinton has pledged a further five and a half million dollars meantime in aid to syrian rebels during a visit to turkey it brings the total funding to the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received a far from warm welcome right police clashed with turkish antiwar activists from a leftist party who are trying to reach the building where she was to greet prime minister edward officers responded with batons and tear gas at least five people were injured there ankara recently stepped up threats to weigh in with force within syria if it feels threatened from across the border activist and journalist on the part told me that by supporting the rebels the u.s. is only adding to the violence. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical attack where some of the u.s. agent forces that are on the ground in syria fighting the government would launch
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a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for. that on this syrian government i think that's a real possibility very dangerous game to play you on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state ties really isn't almost silent anywhere and that just is highly weaponized very angry and extremely religious i guess the conduct of war against the government on the soil where the syrian people live obviously cannot bring peace to the syrian people and it's intended to provoke a response from the government to the government has the choice of either not responding and allowing armed terrorists to blow things up and blow up their troops and to blow up and execute civilians all of which has been happening for it to fight back which of course means that there are parts of the cities that get bombed and there are people that are displaced the these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria the u.n. chief is back to the presence of international monitors in syria which would
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provide impartial means of accessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days with a veteran algerian diplomat tempted to become the new u.n. and arab league envoy after kofi annan quit that side of the story his paper all of it. it's not a job many people would have wanted you think considering the situation in syria but it's that lakhdar brahimi will be taking over from kofi annan as the next special envoy on the syrian crisis now the seventy eight year old former algerian foreign minister does have pedigree when it comes to dealing with serious conflicts he was instrumental in forming a peace in the late one nine hundred eighty s. in the lebanese civil war in two thousand and one he was sent by the u.n. as the envoy to afghanistan as the united states invaded the country following nine eleven he was again sent to iraq in two thousand and three for the invasion of that
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country representing the u.n. on that occasion but it's also interesting to look at what type of an envoy he will be kofi annan had quite openly spoke to both the syrian rebels and the assad government now if we look a little bit better he means personal life in his personal contacts we might see a different approach from him brahimi is daughter a former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to wear one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong family ties there jordan of course a country that has been linked to the smuggling of weapons and other arms into syria into the hands of the syrian rebels and jordan of course a haven a place of choice for those defecting from the assad government to go so perhaps we could see or hear me focusing our attention focusing his attention on speaking to the rebels as opposed to the way that kofi annan tried to do it with speaking to both the rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from
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kofi annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he me for algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria peter all of a cutter reportedly tried to bribe the syrian ambassador in mauritania allegedly. promising a million dollars and political asylum in exchange for defection the syrian diplomats thought to have turned down the offer calling it flagrant interference in syria's internal affairs middle east history and politics professor jeremy salt told us gulf nations are using the huge financial clout to help topple the government of president. what tell us about the gulf states is they have in the supplies money. to buy people out and this is the first question that should be asked of all these defectors how much they pay you how much do you get and there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is the ambassador worth what is the foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given or offered one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars
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a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would imagine that people would be offered even more than we know the at the beginning of this whole protest move in the qataris bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused he just rejected their offer so it's very kind of important part i mean anyone is now higher up in the syrian government if they want to kind of effect begin to get a lot of money to shore and they can go live in doha which might not be too advanced taste but they will certainly get a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own government. coming up here on r.t. tonight the fallout from the revolution egypt's few remaining fear escalating threats and the country's new leadership is cairo's relations with israel sour a report coming up i'll also telling it to about six keeping the internet safe and free asking is it really possible to achieve both investigate in a few minutes. washington says it has visibility inside iran's
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nuclear program confident it will know if iran moves towards building a bomb those remarks look to be directed at israel which want to earlier that the international community might not realize in time to prevent iran from acquiring a weapon israeli media suggest the country could launch an imminent strike on iran before the presidential elections in the united states plans could lead to a rift between the allies as the u.s. insists the tight the economic sanctions is enough a new law signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian all sector and also shipping and insurance companies. ports. according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his defense minister would like to strike iran as early as before the u.s. presidential elections taking place in november this year now amid escalating media records and expert predictions that such an attack could in fact be around the corner the peepers front page article on friday offered by its senior commentators
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and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that if it were up to benjamin netanyahu and his minister of defense israel would cause a military attack on iran sometime within the next several months importantly israel's security cabinet ministers have been resisting such an option for now what's important here is while israel is weighing this option we know of course that iran continues to insist that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes exclusively and we have seen the obama administration be careful in urging israel to stick with diplomacy and now of course the big question is whether israel may in fact go ahead with such an attack and whether or not it will wait for a green light from washington importantly experts in this article are quoted to say that if such an attack were to take place before the u.s. presidential elections there this would cause
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a major embarrassment to barack obama as well as really cast a blow to his success in these elections because as we know his main rival republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option. lot more stories online on our website r c dot com a few there right now we've picked out at random rough justice find out whether the white house ignored a court pad on indefinitely detaining american citizens without trial as a good rates of r.t. dot com also paying the price for playing up to the camera another fatality in russia from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts online. if. you.
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download the official r.t. application so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite from outside the t.v. is not required to watch our team all you need is your mobile device watch r.t. any time any of. the revolution in egypt shouted the tentative peace with neighboring israel with increasing rocket strikes across the sun a peninsula but it's not only relations between the countries that have suffered sea gyp's jewish citizens are living in fear to the arab spring has made them wary of both the new rulers and their neighbors as poor slayer found. alone frightened
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and struggling one of the last of her people in a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of her did family for comfort she is one of cairo's. few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand now there are fewer than twenty but certainly i'm afraid certainly i am but as the bad i tried to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and once the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threaten death it took us a long time to find something and when we did it even longer to convince her to be interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see her talking to a television crew eventually she agreed to talk to us here on the street but when i walked her back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities at her that is front to
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persons in my view that. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews trod these cobbled streets on the way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my morn our government has collected memories of the many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he once knew. this place used to be full of jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me and then we always see it and talk about the good old times better what a miserable look. it was a jewish man who talked to him of his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his is a re voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue. certainly i ever heard of though those. that are not the opposite of what they said that you don't program is to do like there was
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a bit of god to that little country which few day to mention israel they may be divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of their neighbor. israel is a racist. state which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in egypt being in the military to continue between us i hate do with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous but. israel is a cancer our main enemy after the revolution of january it's now possible to cancel the peace agreement with them and so selene spins her remaining days alone holed up in her apartment and suffering from alzheimer's disease too afraid to venture out and when she does it's only for the shortest time just in the memory of a fast disappearing world policy r.t. . still to come for you this. can you afford to be healthy. to eat a tomato yeah yeah it's good. that the well eleven yeah well do eat organic or
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non-organic that's the question then our resident reporters got the answers in the streets of new york coming up a bit later. here russia's air force has been celebrating its same teener in spectacular sky style in the skies over moscow region a three day display set to see the national and foreign aviation aces performing death defying stunts is in pictures more than one hundred planes helicopters even taking part of the event so far including russia's latest state of the art fighter the t. fifty the show also includes restored planes from the first and second world wars the famed russian lights in the swifts will be soaring over the skies over the weekend to the kremlin recently made the military top priority with a vow to spend over one hundred twenty billion dollars upgrading the air force over the next few days. is more than using briefer these data people have reportedly been killed and hundreds more injured is to strong earthquakes in northwest iran panicked residences said to be fleeing or communications no tricity has been cut
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the quakes happened near the city of two bridges which is a nuclear research facility. libyan army general and a senior defense ministry official mohammad hardy has been shot dead by. he was leaving a mosque after friday prayers when he was attacked by a group of government recent months have seen a string of deadly attacks in benghazi on security officials who served in the gadhafi regime as the dead man had the shooting happened a day after libya's new government assumed power. a policeman at a checkpoint in afghanistan and opened fire on fellow officers killing at least ten of them the attacker who is believed to have links with militants was later killed in a gun battle it comes a day after six nato troops were shot dead in separate attacks by afghans one of the police chief killings by supposed colleagues of coalition troops are on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end of twenty fourteen. states u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's announced his running mate house
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budget committee chairman paul ryan is best known for trying to slash america's budget public spending by over five trillion dollars in cuts opposed by the democrat minority in congress rob these choices member to could prove crucial though to his chances of winning the white house in november for barack obama is currently ahead polls. greece is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to balance austerity to satisfied say you lenders earlier ratings and standard and poor's lowered its outlook again on earth and saying it might need it now that loan to survive and later here economist roger bootle tells r t the only way forward for greece he thinks is to abandon the single currency now. i think there's no doubt that greece in my view needs to get out of the euro i cannot see any way in which this current policy of austerity. and really. this is going to be very far from a magic wrong. track record. trying to. greece is
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going to go up possibly by the wrong so initially living standards are going to be squeezed far from bringing relief do we order a great person it's actually going to make matters worse initially however going forward things are then completely transformed because in a flash greece is more competitive not the grinding deflation they were ten or fifteen years but instantaneously greece is forty or fifty or sixty percent more competitive and the demand for greek output is going to take off that doesn't happen overnight but in a matter of months that will happen greek exports will start to rise imports will fall and that will generate employment and more income in greece so there's a trade off a difficult period to go through first of all in order to secure later greater prosperity. and. let you know you can watch the full interview with economist george bootless outline his view on the
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least painful way for countries to leave the euro throughout the day today here on our t.v. . the debate over how best to control the internet smart for its growing political and social position despite the efforts of governments to limit the dangers from cyberspace critics say every proposal risks destroying web freedom to. the story. it is hard to argue against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aims to do by making it easier to remove harmful content from the web and give the government new powers to blacklist pages even entire domains bypassing the courts but critics say it could be used for altogether different purposes russia's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark and protest about militia and it has been using this law to protect children is blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection that's censorship. he could be all right great united states france
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germany my lawmakers say the bill is on par even weaker than what's on the books elsewhere but for online activists countries like the u.s. or britain are case studies in how not to regulate the web you can see the different countries use different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s. citizens are increasingly under suspicion if you see something say something according to these f.b.i. flyers anyone with a passing interest in personal data security could be a potential terrorist report suspicious activity of the authorities. pre-crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is
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considering a virtual border patrol which would scan. billions of bytes and bits to stop cyber crime before it happens that's like sticking a microphone in everyone's living room so you can listen to all the conversations and what is really bad guys internet freedom advocates helped defeat to controversial copyright bills but the us house voted to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give government blank check and that's really what these bills have done in a lot of ways across the atlantic britain is on the verge of a web why big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let the government to monitor every email phone call even as a mass this is the first step toward the government taking control within its not already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off.
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the war over how and who should control the internet may have been inevitable you're saying to yourself well no i understand this internet concept a little on the internet. a little better. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and tracking the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems you see catherine of r t. the us congress is struggling to pass a hundred billion dollar bill which also is true for a lot of the next five years the industry's big hits as such as those making g.m. foods though dominating the discussion and of nutrition and health groups but to food historian ken told us the desire for natural products nonetheless is likely to grow. the people who control that happens to most of the just the most i think
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most specially. those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't know the people testing it if i did something wrong with it there's always a constant tension in not just american families that are around the world is that you have food scientists inventing new things freeing flavors and very consistent things like that that go into our food and have other people who say i just don't want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and things that are grown organically or or at least stay in the belief if you think that the search object for it how our attitude towards changes then we move toward natural who is very big when i was his sixty's and seventy's it's come back now again and people are starting to do things themselves again the room you know the actual bowls and your meats the cheese and things like that so this is definitely action against industrial food right now but i think it's going to be the next trend in a major way for the next several years cow or g.m.o. corn it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line of things we don't really know what ten years after consuming people find it's that's
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something seeds that the government so far has decided that these are virtually equal you know the corn that is g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test that g.m.o. or because same organs which i think might disagree. stay with nutrition what do you prefer eating cheap food or taking some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives president ford has been on the streets of new york to see his kid to be lean and green. are you sheep an easy or all organic when it comes to what you eat this week let's talk about that i don't care you don't care so you don't care what you put into your body you. do. for the expense of organic food i mean it doesn't to me it doesn't really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i
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was getting a facial and there's a place called free foods right down that way and they have the best juices i've ever had in my life kale spinach basal i mean it's like and it's like changing it sounds that listen it's delicious and expensive actually it is expensive but if you think about it a glass of wine is like nine dollars and it costs the same amount why do you think organic costs so much more regulation at least in finland it's really strict on what you can do and how you do it and the crop is smaller so that's the problem doing this and that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah it should be true that the world we live or on a medical doctor is there the day the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of for a transfer and so on so on then it can lead to cancer but genetically modified food cannot lead to consummate this nonsense so there's a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but
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why does the demo have such a bad rap i think it's mainly some kind of propaganda a lot more people are interested to get healthier and other parts of the world so where do you think america falls in that spectrum very well hopi city is the number one for kids here is it just a lack of knowledge or do people don't have the money time. we want to sit down for breakfast this morning any healthy just got here cannot find everybody's running and grab you're not out of time so you're eating better now morgana act. and i did manage to keep him on the straight and narrow or go to the phrases him three i know mine the same why if it is not there you won't need it and the press writer director whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the old that are at them you are what you eat it's. all just run away from the resident or she comes up to the microphone and exercise on i
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