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it's all you need is your mobile device watch our t.v. any toy. syria's opposition forms a new political body to help the rebels and their western supporters topple president assad amid criticism of the foreign based coalition they have not much support in syria itself. meanwhile fears are mounting in the conflict torn country that rebel fighters are increasingly targeting civilians simply for the religion's to the syrian government. and the greek simmer over even more cuts portugal prepare is an angry reception for the german chancellor seen as the main force behind you are already drawing.
at a ten am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina josh how serious fractured opposition has managed to form a new political body to help the rebels and their foreign backers oust president the deal signed in the qatari capital doha follows pressure from western and arab supporters who are also waiting to see the formation of syria's new government in exile but some analysts are questioning just how much the initiative takes into account the will of the syrians themselves. the only reason we have that almost tissue quality agreement was the threats and they could jory and the and the political pressure that was put on them they had to do something this weekend do you think the west is going to show up and qatar and arrange a show and no result know how long it will last we don't know it's been twenty one months into libya you recall and there are factions still aren't grouped together and they had the benefit of the one thousand bombing runs by nato so i i think that
the other problem is not the groups themselves which are very just great but the lack of support. that they've got now among the syrian people and what they have lost in terms of respect through a lot of times they've committed a lot of assassinations and massacres so i think that this is a last ditch effort in a sense to try to put together a viable opposition and only time will tell if it's going to stick together. the new syrian opposition coalition is now seeking official recognition from abroad and aims to administer the flow of funds and potentially arms to weapons but the antacid forces may see the wrecked assistance from foreign troops as a british top soldier has said hundreds of u.k. troops could be deployed to syria if the humanitarian situation worsens meanwhile fears are mounting that rebel fighters are increasingly targeting civilians for simply showing alleges to the government as refinish now claims.
it was described as conflict on uprising at the beginning no downside left what it actually is violence calling slaughter the bloodshed we have in kind of. carry them through proxies the dash number in the tens of thousands and it's not just armed men and gaijin in battle from both sides it's also ordinary citizens including the deliberate murder of civilians by rebels this is muhammad's affair i met and filmed him during my last trip to damascus this summer a prominent actor well he was now his dad killed because of his views. half syrian half of this teen in mohammad was an ardent supporter of the regime and an active campaign against those he believed were terrorists and that it seems was reason enough to murder him. i saw his body at a hospital who could make this to him. the f.o.c.
syrian rebels admitted killing muhammad he was shot dead with three bullets another school my son became the first actor many of our disagree fires his life on the altar of our motherland i appeal to these murderers what you did is not fair he was not guilty why should those who love the motherland be executed my son loved his mother went and he always helped people and was working a lot but none of these mattered to his killers mohamed was not the first public figure to be targeted like there is and his son. only want to the last people in this least are sentenced to death by members of the syrian opposition doctors pilots actors engineers are among them and this like mark means the clock is ticking but we have a kind of you know military. policy if you are cooperating with this government you are sort of walking and there's of course some kind of international warfare which no civilized nation. appealed after the death
of mohammed that i fear his father says his proud his son became a martyr and that he believes his death was not for nothing but with no end to the murders inside eventually he may just become another anonymous face in the growing statistics. r.t. . syria's president has rebuffed western calls to step down and warned that foreign intervention will spark a global disaster this an exclusive interview for r.t. and you can catch it online com. gallen who thought about. leaving it's a cold contribute safe or not. the only part we've been fighting us who i think for the president to stay or to leave is a popular issue it's not personal and the only way to define peace. proposal you through the bottle box it's so useful to vote or to hear it's about
what we can get through the books and the books we've got any president to say or leave. another year of pain looms for greece as the country's parliament approves in a sterile budget which will force more abiding cuts upon an already struggling population it's been a precondition for international lenders have been delaying another bailout cash injection for months now thousands of greeks gathered outside parliament to voice their opposition to next year's budget its approval follows another even more extensive a stereotype package that sparked violent protests last week economist dimitrius yelp of those says the m.p.'s themselves know the measures aren't helping the greek
economy. the only benefit that the prime minister expects as well as he's coalition partners expect is the release of these long awaited long delayed thirty one point five billion euro tranche from the labor that's the only. government uses just if you can shoot for the program. that the program is unfair and probably going to bring more recession then recruit more leanin brides here whether they want to do. it is to have full control of budgetary. as well as disempowerment off and peace to have a say in the budget they said so really the new conditions have to do with who is in control of budgetary and ministry she in greece is in the greek
government or he's been in and having the last say never think. and anger over berlin to stary drive is expected on the streets of portuguese capital were the german chancellor is expected on monday the country's parliament recently approved a new budget of spending cuts and tax hikes which prompted the biggest protest in years are these her for of reports from was been. german chancellor angela merkel is making her first state visit to portugal since the debt crisis began she's going to be meeting with the country's prime minister today if the german chancellor is expecting a warm welcome today she might want to think again at the same time as these meetings take place we're going to be expecting protests to be taking place across the country and certainly in lisbon as they stick to start see measures of this and we seen an increase in the amount to say she laments and unhappiness with those measures now portugal's it was hoped would become the southern european success
story in a sharp contrast to what we seeing taking place in countries like greece but the reality of the situation is the portugal's facing much of the same if she's a rise in unemployment hits to the public sector all of this has really added to the public on happiness it's just approved the highest spending cuts ever in portugal's modern history and that's certainly going to have an impact this sort of cools on the country already struggling in the midst of recession there is great unhappiness is well it was seen as the closeness between portugal's government and the german chancellor that it's the souls of a lot of talk is the bust of a lot of people's jokes you see it in the graffiti you see it later today in the protest signs the prime minister it's felt by a lot of people sometimes even the submissive to angela merkel and people are really calling for the country for their own government take charge of this not to
be led by the german chancellor not just to be led by persons but to be acting in the country's own interest. to see this protest movement the protests that say they're going to hang black cloth the monuments are not really echoing the black good mood that we've seen across much of europe as the euro crisis continues the u.k. could soon be bleeding a lion share of its qualifier to brazil as more and more highly skilled brits turn their backs on their homelands seeking greener pastures abroad. what's on the whole the route over holy water as an unpaid utility bill puts one of christianity as most sacred sites on the brink of closure these stories on their way after a quick break. this is day starts at five am even earlier in the winter tending to his flock of story hundred sheep in the mountains and plains of. thirty five years old it wasn't
the life he dreamt of having studied accounting but you dition unfamiliar dictated that he would take on the care of these animals after his father has just made camp at their winter fun stage setting up his ute judicial to fenian round tent made of diskin. back amongst his family as his job is a lonely one and tough going out in all weathers braving streams of plus to minus forty degrees celsius it's just that i use them there are certain difficulties there's not enough time for everything i'm almost alone my sister works with my mother my mother is seventy five she's very old and i miss mountains when i'm in town and i spend a lot of time here. so all most of us is simply carrying out the work that his father did and his father before him nothing has changed over many many centuries and that's half the problem it's hard work and many people don't want to come into
in stream now and it's really fit their could dial school together. it's difficult to manage everything alone i used to have people who helped me but they were no good they didn't take care of the sheep with all the halts they hurt the cattle. with people leaving them coming to the countryside the region's government is having to act making the life of the herd and more attractive than promising religious subsidies for countries and lie still and organizing cooperatives for the sale of day put out to ensure the hoda get the highest fair price i asked sympathizes with those youngsters leaving for an easier more profitable life they in their publics capital. but he no longer wishes to join them he enjoys his pasta way of life now looking for a helper who shares his enthusiasm but more time on his hands he says matter of fact you can start to look for a new wife. wealthy
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welcome back you're watching our team now britain could soon be suffering from a shortage of skilled workers according to recent research findings show a number of u.k. professionals are seeking better lives overseas and that number has increased sharply in the past two decades argues bully boy go looks into what's fueling the brain drain. london one of the cool overall financial sense says it was even voted the best place to visit only won it last year but it looks like fewer people want to live in britain the u.k. home office has just released a report that says that increasing number of executives scientists and academics are choosing to leave britain last year alone some one hundred fifty thousand new cases and emigrated over the seas and now some five million brits live abroad and
don't blame the unpredictable weather or the local cuisine experts now say that it's the high rate of taxation and the cost of living that could drive even more brits to move abroad people with a motor of the economy are people with a lot of property of approach with an education perhaps with ambition as well we need to keep them in the country you have to face a life of living in london on a very small gross wage maybe even smaller by taxation to a net wage. which we fail as a country and perhaps some sort of system of graduated tax allowances might help us cope perhaps most alarming for the politicians who office findings that the majority of the people that opt out of that you take rat race do so also in the overall lifestyle choice signalling and the discontent with living standards here in britain that's not those of. them we still in national government is hoping for
me consider moving abroad to avoid big government slacking off and taking away the good things from the people that think a little bit more even though it's through hard work and dedication over here is that he work and they don't want to reward us so what's the point of continuing companies are already complaining that they find it hard to find highly skilled. professional foreigners to work in the u.k. because of the u.k. government's count on migration in order to put immigration into the country now the growing number of young ambitious brits hopping that might leave the british government wondering where all the professionals have gone. up now six look at some other stories from around the world the b.b.c. trust chairman chris patten is calling for a radical overhaul of the corporation after the director general resigned georgia whistle stepped down after one of the network's news programs link
a former high ranked politician to child abuse allegations they turned out to be false recent polls show the public's trust in the b.b.c. is rapidly declining with some critics saying a complicated bureaucratic structure is proving hindrance for the network. clashes have broken out in warsaw with twenty thousand people marching through the polish capital on independence day violence erupted after a right wing nationalist started shouting anti-government slogans and threw fireworks and bricks at police security forces used rubber bullets tear gas and taunts to bring the situation under control and disperse the crowd two police officers were injured with several protesters to take. the devastating bush fire has burned through southern australia destroying more than half a dozen homes in the country five service has called for extra crews to help battle the out of control blaze no casualties have been reported the situation is hampered
by hot and dry weather region which is set to last all season. well they say nothing is certain in life apart from death taxes and paying bills while of christianity's holiest sites in jerusalem is at risk of closure because of unpaid debts to a water company the church's bank account has been frozen and the case could be taken to court or to supposedly or has more. this is the key that opens jerusalem's most holy church the site where quite is said to have been crucified for generations it's been an average of judas family handed down by his ancestors after they first received an eight hundred twenty five years ago from holy for salah al din who liberated jerusalem from the crusaders of the kings of the. i'm responsible for the church key we've been the church every day five in the morning and close it ate at night the armenians the orthodox and the franciscans run the church and give
me my instructions. and those instructions are strict it's another family than a siebecke man who the doorkeepers only they can touch the locks which is why for one of the world's most iconic spots it's rather startling that a bureaucratic mishap is threatening to close it down it's a very modern problem for very ancient sites someone it seems has forgotten to pay for water. for fifteen years the church has been using a private israeli water company called had gone without paying a penny the patriarchy who won the church insists an agreement was reached years ago exempting the church from water bills the company doesn't agree. over a thousand religious institutions including churches mosques and synagogues operating in jerusalem pay for water services these really water authority forbids water corporations including high gone from exempting this or that person or institution from paying their water bill and the deadlock between the two sides
could have serious repercussions for worshippers in the us. we know we dancers from the head of the world states on the subject and if we do not find a positive response we will close the church to the whole world which should know what these really good patient is doing in the holy of holies and the holy land. so that there are divisions between the sides in this unholy round i think the church should pay its water bill i don't see a reason why they would be exempted from paying for something that they use if every religious institution in jerusalem would not have to pay its water bill so you'd have thousands of us to stop and get i think sometimes an agreement can and should be reached this particular case is just so special that you know if an exception proves to me to be made just for this i think it needs to be paid for now the water companies frozen the church's bank account hundreds of monks and teachers
haven't yet received their salaries among them the doorkeeper who's unsure if come tomorrow he'll still have a job keeping tradition going policy r.t.e. jerusalem well i we've got more stories you may have missed including it's all over now if you hold on for a while they gather is ex-girlfriend and she's planning to auction off the rock legends love letters to get financial satisfaction. but it's god's story of how one u.s. agency sworn to help people in case of emergency has now closed its doors because of snow and rain. now it's been less than a week since brock obama was reelected president of the united states and he's wasted no time in getting back to business during the election campaign many
perceive challenger mitt romney to possess the more aggressive foreign policy but as he's going to count explains obama has begun his second term with decisive action in the wake of president obama's reelection there was no sense of euphoria as in two thousand and eight but his victory did come as a relief to most americans his challenger mitt romney was widely seen as more aggressive especially in his foreign policy rhetoric also a seemingly out of touch with middle class america we are on the american family and we rise or fall together as one. waiting for him right after reelection is the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts all we need is action from the house. and i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. but averting the fiscal cliff was probably not the first issue addressed by the president. he also
rise the drone strike targeting a group of al qaeda militants in yemen on wednesday the u.n. has raised concerns about the legality of such strikes due to reported heavy civilian casualties on lack of transparency on the u.s. part we're in uncharted waters when it comes to policy american policy related to drones this week the administration imposed financial sanctions against iranian officials so the u.s. planes were jamming satellite broadcast and blocking internet access in iran that comes on top of a whole lot of other sanctions that had been put in place by the u.s. which proved to be crippling for the iranian economy the goal is not to change the iranian government's decision making it's actually leverage ordinary civilians against the iranian government and to threaten to topple the government by inciting you know food riots or you know people who are on happy because they can you know their grandparents are dying and can't get medicine and on friday despite president obama's claims the u.s. should move away from the cold war thinking in relations with russia the white
house launched its first permanent military presence on polish soil the issue has been a constant so warning the side of relations between moscow and washington as the u.s. also plans to install missile interceptors in poland but the president every other democrat that i'm aware of is also made it clear that if it needs russia is still opposed to it still sees it as as if we're just going to go ahead with the president's actions so far have shown while he may be talking soft he's acting tough looking at someone's president obama's first moves after reelection one could say he takes the idea of america being the wall police very seriously but the question is who can hold the world police itself accountable in washington i'm going to check on. now after a short break peter lavelle brings us the wages debate on crosstown.
catalonia wants to get its independence from the rest of spain locals feel that madrid texas all of catalonia economic success is a way putting the region into debt trust me who work hard only to have it all taxed away is very aggravating i can see why people are frustrated but the people who want independence have a very odd slogan catalonia a new european state so let me get this straight you want independence but you want to stay in the e.u. is that what you mean what exactly would that change that's not really gaining independence that shifting dependencies staying in the e.u. means you won't have control of your borders you'll still be on the euro see won't have your own currency you will be able to establish your trade standards those will be dictated to you by brussels and if you don't like the austerity measures
from outsiders like in madrid then you might want have a conversation with the greeks because being an independent country in the e.u. won't save you from people messing with your finances all i'm saying is that being truly independent means answer to no one not madrid not brussels but that's just my opinion. do we speak your language of the will or not a day of. school music programs and documentaries and spanish more matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles kidneys stories. for you here. in troy i'll teach spanish to find out more visit eye to eye. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something
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quality and enjoy your favorites from alzheimer's t.v. is not required to watch on t.v. all you need is your mobile device to watch r.t. any time. if you. want to. follow in welcome to cross talk i'm peter lavelle the day of fiscal reckoning is almost upon us by the end of this year the president of the united states and congress must come to some kind of tax and spending to avoid what is called the fiscal cliff is there the political will to find a compromise and does the u.s. risk its own fragile economy as well as the world's.
to cross not the u.s. fiscal cliff i'm joined by edward harrison in washington he is the founder of credit write downs also in washington we have mark levine he is a senior advisor with the truman national security project and in new york we cross to anthony rideout so he is the director of economic research for the reason foundation all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and what if i go to you first in washington give us the magnitude of the fiscal cliff ok a lot is being talked about it what happens if we go over the cliff doesn't sound like something good to happen. there you know there are three or four things that can have been terms of tax cuts and spending cuts tax increases and spending cuts and the total amount if we were to do absolutely nothing would be about six hundred billion dollars in a fifteen trillion dollar economy so quite severe it would definitely go into recession would be a severe recession.