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clashes in istanbul with protesters angry hillary clinton's visit pledges another five and a half million dollars to the syrian rebels as she discusses plans for a future without president assange. while qatar reportedly tries to bribe syria's ambassador to mauritania to side with the rebels with promises of a million dollars and political asylum. the u.s. says it's i enter to rally shows there's no nuclear weapon in the works and gets spread a leading paper reports that an israeli strike on iran could be him and. welcome as his r.t. live from moscow one i am in now my name is kevin are in the top stories this hour
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and washington and turkey are wearing upbringing in a no fly zone over syria as well as getting ready for worst case scenarios including any use of chemical weapons by the assad regime 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 total funding for the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received from the welcome bright police clashed with turkish antiwar activists from a leftist party trying to reach the building where she was to meet prime minister read them with offices responded with batons and tear gas at least five people were injured and korea recently stepped up threats to use force in syria if it feels threatened from across the border while western states are stepping up plans to for a post a sad syria journalist on the part told me that by supporting the rebels there are only adding to the violence. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical attack where some. 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 i think that's a real possibility to a very dangerous game to play you on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state time is 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 and 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 you had to use back the presence of international
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monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of assessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days now with a veteran algerian diplomat touted instead to become the new u.n. and arab league envoy to kofi annan quit is out he's paid all of it outside of it. it's not a job many people would have wanted you think but 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 but he's 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 brahimi focusing 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 kofi
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annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be. the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. katter's reportedly tried to bribe the syrian ambassador in mauritania allegedly promising a million dollars in political asylum in exchange for defection the syrian diplomats thought to turn 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 their huge financial clout to help topple the government of president assad and what it tells 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 and how much they pay you how much do you get and there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is ambassador worth what is a foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given offered one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would
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imagine people would be offered even more than we know what the beginning of this whole protest movement qatar is a bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused to just reject it 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 defect they're going to get a lot of money to shore and they can go on even 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 on r t the fallout from the revolution egypt's few remaining you fear and relating threats of the country's new leadership as cairo relations with israel our. keeping the internet safe and free but is it really possible to achieve both we invested in a few. washington says it has visibility inside iran's nuclear program confident that it will know if around moves towards building a bomb the remarks look to be directed at israel then which wonder earlier that the
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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 that tightening economic sanctions is enough a new law indeed signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector and also shipping insurance companies are to genesis or choke and it reports. 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 reports 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 and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that
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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 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
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republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option. a correspondent there in new york city it was pretty military reinforcements into the sun a peninsula were terror attacks have escalated on friday egypt captured six suspected militants there after an attack last sunday killed sixteen border guards the campaign to hunt down the government was the biggest in the region since the one nine hundred seventy three war with israel this time though the operation was welcomed by the jewish state however the tentative truce isn't helping egypt jewish citizens who say they are living in constant fear the arab spring has made them wary of both the new rulers and their neighbors as it is paula sleeper found there . alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in 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 on the field certainly i am still you are
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still in bad i try not to 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 threaten death it took us a long time to find simeon and when we did even longer to convince her to be interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see that 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 fun at yourselves in my back to. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews truckies cobbled streets on their way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my mourns after mitt has collected memories of the many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he wants you to
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. misplace used to be fool jews they were all my friends there. they all left in the early fifty's sometimes they come back to visit me jeff and we always see it and talk about the good old times. 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 way voice today in the streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue. certainly i. am not that they said that if you don't program the story don't like there was a bit of. 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 know treats you continue between us i hate dealing with israel
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and its presence in the region is dangerous. 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 simeon spends 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. the story's not online at r.t. the. shocking finding during a special operation in central russia the police discovered a bunker full of cult members and dozens of children the to spend ten years in on the ground cells where the daylight pictures for the story of my past social media thrill seekers are paying the price for playing up to the camera another fatality now from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts online.
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starts on t.v. dot com. some top stories making headlines right now around the world or the least one hundred eighty people have been killed in more than a thousand injured after two strong earthquakes hit northwest iran panicked residents fled the area as aftershocks continued while communications and atrocity were cut the quake sat near the city of two breeds which is a nuclear research facility however most of the victims are thought to be from nearby smaller towns and villages. a policeman. at a roadblock in afghanistan opened fire on fellow officers killing at least eleven the attacker who is believed to be a taliban infiltrator was killed when police returned fire this coming a day after separate shootings by afghan police one of which by a police commander killed six nato troops attacks by supposed colleagues of coalition troops have been on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end twenty four to. a road
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accident in northern india has killed at least fifty two people injured forty six often overcrowded bus fell into a deep gorge the driver lost control of the vehicle which was carrying passengers on his roof at the time as well but a sharp bend on a mountain road police figures show india's got the world's highest road death toll was more than one hundred thousand casualties if you. us republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan is best known for his attempt to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars that was opposed by the democratic minority in congress romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial of course it is chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who's currently ahead in the polls. greece is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to balance austerity to satisfy it say you learned this earlier ratings giant standard and poor's lowered its outlook on earth and saying it might need another loan to survive later here economist roger bootle tells r.t.
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that the only way forward as he sees it 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 a magic wrong. track record. price of goods and greece is going to go up possibly wrong so initially living standards are going to be squeezed far from bringing relief to. 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 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
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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 you can watch the full interview with economist george bootle who outlined his view on the least painful way for countries to leave the euro here on r.t. at twelve hours g.m.t. . protecting children from pornography and public institutions from cyber terrorism a surge is good reasons to control the internet but where to draw the line between security and censorship are to lucy cuff an office to gates. is hard to argue against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aimed 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
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different purposes russia's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark in protest the ban was shared it is using this law to protect children means blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection at censorship those atoms or he could be read reason united states france germany why 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 the screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where. not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s.
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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 local authorities. 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 really bad guys internet freedom advocates helped defeat to controversial copyright bills but the u.s. 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 wide big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let
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the government to monitor every email phone call even as a mass this is the first step towards the government taking control of the incident 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 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 concert. the look on the internet is. a little bit. one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism in fighting the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of r.t. . just one of the you brought a bit of dust information just now roger bootle the economist chap he's on the air
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again with midnight g.m.t. here on r.t. now the russian air force turns one hundred on sunday celebrating it said tina in spectacular style in the skies over the moscow region the grand finale of a three day display will start national and foreign aviation is performing death defying stunts let's look at the picture she won over one hundred planes and helicopters are taking part of the event including russia's latest state of the art five hundred fifty show also include restored planes from the first and second world wars the fav russian knights of the swift also saw for the skies russian president vladimir putin said that more than six hundred new combat planes in the thousand helicopters in some countries but twenty twenty. the u.s. congress is struggling to pass one hundred billion dollars a year farm bill which also has reduced food stamp fraud over the next five years the industry's big hit is such as those making g.m. foods are dominating the discussion of nutrition and health groups but food historian ken obama says the desire for natural products is likely to grow. the
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people who control that happens to most of the most. especially. those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't know the people testing it is 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 good 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 meat and 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.
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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 that's something seeds but the government so far has decided that these are virtually equal you know the corn g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test the water because same organs which i think might disagree. with nutrition what you prefer eating cheap food or taking some trouble to keep yourself healthy we will get a call to the president reporters a bit on the streets of new york to us all about that. 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
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doesn't 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 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 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 yeah i'm a medical doctor is there that the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of trans fats 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 jammo 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 obesity 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 grabbing about all the time so you're eating better morgana act. then i did manage to keep him on the straight and narrow or go to the fridge is him three. i know mine has been my if it is not there you won't need it and that's the best word a diet of whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the all that or at them you are what you eat it's. more
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