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this is r t tonight clashes in istanbul with protesters angry at hillary clinton's visit to promises another five and a half million dollars to the syrian rebels and she discusses plans for a future without the presence of sad. well reported he tries to bribe syria's ambassador to mauritania to side with the rebels with promises of a million dollars and political asylum. in the u.s. says it's i entered to run shows there's no nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that in israeli strike on iran could be imminent. over a warm welcome for me kevin owen here in moscow this is r.t.
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coming to live at ten pm moscow time washington stepping up plans for a syria without president assad and getting ready for worst case scenarios too including a possible chemical weapons attack us 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 total funding to the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received a far from warm welcome riot police clashed with turkish antiwar activists from a leftist party who were trying to reach the building where she was to me promise to air they were offices responded with batons and tear gas at least five people were injured there ankara recently stepped up threats to weigh in with force in syria if it feels threatened from across the border activists and journalists on the part told me that by supporting the rebels the us is only adding to the violence. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical to. where some of the u.s.
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agent forces that are on the ground in syria fighting the government would launch a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for that on the syrian government mind i think that's a real possibility and very dangerous game to play you are 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 the conduct of the war against the government on the soil where the syrian people live obviously cannot bring peace to the syrian people it's intended to provoke a response from the government the government has the choice of either not responding and allowing armed terrorists to blow things up to blow up their troops and to blow up and execute civilians all of which has been happening or to fight back which of course means that there are parts of the cities that get bombed and there are people that are displaced these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria. the u.n.
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chief meantime has backed the presence of international monitors in syria which provided partial means of accessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days with a veteran algerian diplomat tied to become the new u.n. and arab league envoy kofi annan quit peter all of a. 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 at better he means personal life his personal contacts we might see a different approach from him brahimi is daughter of former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to where one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong family ties their 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 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
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rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from kofi annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he me the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. our correspondent peter all over katter's reportedly tried to bribe the syrian ambassador 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 says gulf nations are using their huge financial clout to help topple the government of president. what 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 a foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level representative mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given or
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offered one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars 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 what the beginning of this whole purchase move in the qatar is a bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out you refused he just rejected their offer so it's very kind of important part i mean anyone who's now high 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 tastes but they will certainly get a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own governments coming up here on r t the fallout from the revolution in egypt few remaining jews fear escalating threats from the country's new leadership as cairo's relations with israel south of the report coming up and keeping the internet safe and free but is it really possible to achieve both we investigate in a few minutes. washington says it has visibility inside iran's nuclear program
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confident it will know if iran moves towards building a bomb the remarks looked to be directed israel which warned 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 the plans could lead to a rift between the allies then as the u.s. insists that tight the economic sanctions is enough of a new law signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector and also shipping and insurance companies parties in a situation that reports. according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minute. 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 reports said experts 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. our correspondent in new york a lot of doubt say they'll call rough justice follow whether the white house ignored a court ban on indefinitely detaining american citizens without trial get a lot of clicks tonight from here also online for most paying the price for playing up to the camera another fatality in russia from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts online. is. to.
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make your statement. spread the word. through. the revolution in egypt shattered the tentative peace with neighboring israel with increasing rocket strikes across the sun i peninsula but it's not the relations between the countries that suffered egypt's jewish citizens living in fear to the arab spring that made them wary of both new rulers and their neighbors this policy or found. alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in
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a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of who did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand now there are fewer than twenty certainly i'm afraid certainly i am but as a bad light i just be able to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and want the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threatened if it took us a long time to find something and when we did 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 went to back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities at her that is for that person in my view. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as
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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 about. this place used to be fooled jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me seven and we always see it and talk about the good old times better what a miserable look. it was a jewish man who told us that his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his is a rare voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue. certainly i ever heard of though those are going to look bad not that they said that your job problem was to do like there was a good. come to that little country which few day to mention israel maybe divisions
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among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of the neighbor. israel is a racist states 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. cairo. so the. can we afford to be healthy. to eat a tomato yeah yeah it's. that the world we live to
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a dog and they call that's the question our resident reporters got the answers in the streets of new york in just a few minutes time. rush's air force has been celebrating the same teener in spectacular style the skies over the moscow region a three day display is said to see national and foreign aviation aces before death defying stunts and pictures more than one hundred planes and helicopters taking part of the event including russia's like to state the art fight of the t. fifty the show also includes restored planes from the first and second world wars and the famed russian knights and swifts will be soaring in the skies over the weekend to the kremlin recently made their military a top priority with the two to spend over one hundred twenty billion dollars upgrading the air force over the next few days. so the news a brief one eighty people been reportedly killed and hundreds injured is too strong earthquakes of hit northwest around. and panicked residents fled the area as
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aftershocks continued while communications and atrocity have been cut the quakes near the city of to bridge which has a nuclear research facility for most of the victims were thought to be from nearby smaller towns and villages. libyan army general and the senior defense ministry official what harm it had he has been shot dead a big gars even he was leaving a mosque after friday prayers when he was attacked by a group of gunman recent months has 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. the police one of the checkpoint in afghanistan has opened fire on fellow officers it's left at least ten of them dead the attacker who is believed to have links with militants was later killed in a gun battle he comes a day after six nato troops were shot dead in separate attacks by afghans one of them a 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. u.s.
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republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan is best known for trying to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars of cuts opposed by the democrat minority in congress romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial of course in his chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who's ahead in the polls. greece is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to balance to satisfy its e.u. lenders earlier ratings giant standard and poor's lowered its outlook again on athens saying it might need another loan to survive later on this channel economist roger bootle tells r.t. that the only way forward for greece 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
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a magic wrong. track record. trying to. greece is going to go possibly go 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 greek 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. i just you know you
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can watch the full interview with economist george bootle who's outlined his view on the least painful way for countries to leave the euro showing throughout the day here on r.t. . the debate over how to control the internet speed marked with growing political and social opposition despite the efforts of governments to limit the dangers from cyberspace critics say every proposal risks destroying web friedan that's the crucial thing to see catherine off script 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 it gives 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. using this law to protect children ms blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection that's censorship. he could
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be great britain united states france germany 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.
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and while pre-crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is 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 ray but our guys internet freedom advocates help defeat to controversial copyright bills but the u.s. house vote. 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 a government 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 this is the first step to go taken control of it's. already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone
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suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off. 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 lot on the internet. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and shutting the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of r.t. . the us congress is struggling to pass a hundred billion dollar a year farm bill which also aims to reduce food for the next five years if history's big hits is those such as those making g.m. foods dominating the discussion ahead of nutrition and health groups but food historian says the desire for natural products is like to the grow. the people who
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control the hands to most of the most high tech 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 for a new 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 stain of leaf if you think of this search object or you know 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 in the room you know actionable isn't your meat 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 that's eaten g.m.o. corn it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line the
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thing is we don't really know what that ten years after consuming people find that's something sees 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 the same organs which i think might disagree. well with stay with nutrition next what do you prefer cheap food or take in some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic teas resited reports is put on the streets of new york. 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 i do. for the expense of organic food i mean it doesn't to me it doesn't
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really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i 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 faisal i mean it's like and it's like changing it sounds delicious 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 so and the crop is smaller so that's the problem doing doesn't that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah it should be true that the world we live and yet it isn't a medical doctor is there that 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
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a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but 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 oh peace if he 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 could not find everybody's running and grabbing about all the time so you're eating better and more gana act. and i did manage to keep him on the streets and there are records of the phrases in tree i know mine they might if it is not there you won't need it and master password a dollar at every person 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.
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the resident know off the headlines in a few moments i'll tell you how america's hunger for cheap energies leaving some communities drilled out of their hopes.
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to. bring them. here. in forty acres and nineteen ninety three and decided it would be a great place to find the belle the home and retire. there she is. we call it our new neighbor neighbor nine o seven. we have seventy acres and i can't convince them that they need to drill somewhere besides to hunt. feat for. meeting the needs of a growing economy also means expanding our domestic production of oil and natural gas which are vital fuel for transportation electricity and manufacturing this is before any problems with it before we do right and then.
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you know our flaws are not toxic and we did a lot of it there's a lot of mis understanding of what exactly in the fluids. time they said you can load here unless you come out here and live in my house for a week. i have no rights. to the. world to the future science technology innovation all the news developments around russia we've got the future covered. lines russia would be soo much brighter if you knew about song from finest impressions.

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