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let me quote moscow time international condemnation of israel grows with france and britain summoning it sam bacile is to protest plans to colonize more palestinian lands and withdraw a. the un says israeli settlement expansion could deal and almost fatal blow all the details coming out of. russia and turkey paid lucrative business deals as president putin says the two countries are also looking at new ways to try to solve the syrian conflict while warning against a military pilled upon the. spain's banking bailout eurozone finance ministers reconvene in brussels as madrid makes an official request for the e.u. to rescue its weak banks.
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in this is r t first from some britain of some of the israeli ambassadors in their countries to try to get more answers over why more settlements have been authorized in disputed lands near east jerusalem the u.n. and the you've also said that israel's construction plans pose a threat to future peace negotiations more from a middle east correspondent paula sleep in. that's happening in an area known as anyone man what it effectively means is that the voice that income will be cut off instrumental in this announcement is widely perceived as punishment against the palestinians for number one going to the un was with this by the number two winning it essentially winning a bird that sees the palestinian state being recognized within one hundred sixty seven borders and given non observer nonmember observer status at the united nations now we're also hearing criticism of some european ambassadors european
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diplomats warning that he wouldn't come up with certain moves against israel now we're also hearing from the un secretary-general ban ki moon to quote him he says that this has developed and in most fatal blow to the remaining chances of securing a two state solution amongst the punishment that the israeli government has taken is that they have frozen some one hundred million dollars in tax money that is well complex on behalf of the palestinian authority has built a painful blow to the p.a. because essentially can only cover around seventeen percent of its needs the rest of the money comes from this tax money comes from the united states and from the european union if you look at the sick the population in this country they too also unhappy they do not believe that the israeli prime minister netanyahu will go ahead with building these units they believe that it's almost a cheap route by netanyahu to try and gain support ahead of genuine elections and
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that this is an internal matter to try and really build votes the mets will know who government essentially sees this but and perhaps i should say not just in the tone of your government but many israelis feel that it was a one sided resolution that was put forward at the united nations and the point being made by the government is that they cannot be any kind of unilateral moves on the palestinian side they need to first be negotiations and only then can that lead to talks there needs to be direct top. between both sides. there will be time washington's lambaste dismay in middle east partner over those settlement plans saying they're ruining the peace efforts but prime minister benjamin netanyahu brushed off criticism today vowing to press ahead anyway and continue construction but jeremy corbyn told me he thinks televisa risking losing its. netanyahu seems simply to have not cottoned on to the fact that the vast majority of the rest of the world support the right of palestine with just support the right of palestinian
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recognition and therefore not of occupation of the west bank two state solution is something that everyone is wonderful signed up to but the reality on the ground of still not having complete free movement in and out and the huge number of settlements across the west bank of the settler roads and of course the problems of east jerusalem suggest that it's quite difficult to achieve it unless there's a real will to withdraw the settlements and allow palestine to develop and i don't see that will at all with netanyahu if he can't even rely on governments that are basically quite sympathetic to israel and israel's claims then he's losing out big time all around the world and he just needs to wake up i think the washington support will weigh in very quickly obama has been reelected on the reelected president into a second at his most powerful and i think the lesson here who might do well to remember that he also very much involved himself in the internal politics the usa during the election campaign that can't even do it himself very much the
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administration the movement around the world for palestine for palestinian people is unprecedented netanyahu should wake up and recognize that jeremy corbin. turkey ready to push the trade turnover through over one hundred billion dollars a year just one of the big business announcements made a promise evening during president clinton's visit to mr ball but the two countries remain a lot of heads nonetheless over how to solve the conflict in syria which neighbors turkey has a really good meeting. syria dominated the press conference off the russian and turkish leaders to quote president putin we russia and turkey have common goals when it comes to syria but it's the methods of reaching that solution peaceful solution is that we cannot really quite agree on that just yet other than that of course you also spoke about the necessity of keeping out of the syrian issue there was a question. with a turkish journalist who said if there is
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a possibility that syria will attack turkey so a notion which the russian president dismissed saying that syria has to was going on inside its borders right now to even think about possibly going outside and attacking somebody he said that notion is the only preposterous when it comes to turkey's recent request to nato to place patriot missiles on its border with syria russian president once again underlining the fact that russia does not want to see such a development as this one believe it will be a good idea. we do share turkey's concern over the events taking place on the border we understand the feelings of the turkish authorities and the turkish people but we call on them to be more reserved in their reaction because the creation of additional capabilities on the border will not ease the situation and in fact only aggravates it now when it comes to russia's official stance on syria we are surely not the promise defenders of the current syrian regime. we are
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not the advocates of the present syrian authorities we're concerned about something else about what will happen in the future but we do not want to repeat the mistakes that we believe were made in the past we let's remember how actively the libyan revolution is supported by the muslim community you could have thought that at least people who want backed by the west would let the situation spiral into a tragedy that the ambassador of the united states be mind would you before making any steps when you. consequents. the second major business partner. nuclear. energy resources. to turkey from russia. so he really did seem like.
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a very. honorable. germany is considering deploying nearly two hundred soldiers as part of the. missiles on the turkish border with syria more than sixty percent of germans being against the move according to a recent poll german business consultant christophe he says berlin seems content to turn its back on public opinion right now. our chancellor mrs merkel is obviously fulfilling and prematurely fulfilling washington's wishes which is completely against the will of the people and sixty percent by the way is i think not the correct figure this is a regular tradition nowadays that the parliament overrides the wishes of the people so many people here do not trust the parliament they do not trust the government
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and they do not trust the media and what we have here is you know you know eighty percent were against the afghanistan issue and we sent our troops against their wishes then you know paying into the bankrupt euro currency to get again against eighty percent of the wishes of the people and sending these patriot systems and that very bad situation. still to come should the french cut off qatari cash that's a question will lead to this twenty one previously welcome investment is now the focus of high level skepticism of it is in the midst influence interesting story coming up also to britain has raised the alarm with a force to fork out over two thirds of their monthly income tax.
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logan spain's made a formal request for e.u. funds to help his battered banks the deal will be discussed in the eurozone finance meeting underway in brussels details now from artie's peter all of a. spain has requested nearly forty billion euros worth of financial aid to help its crippled banking system this money. with thirty seven billion euros going to all its states for the nationalized thanks and two point five billion going toward spain's so-called five other cash should be ready for distribution by around the twelfth of december e.u. finance ministers meeting in brussels they're expected to educate based cashiering as part of their monthly meeting what it does mean for spain is that they join the likes of portugal and italy along with greece as countries who are entering this
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festive period hardly full of the joys of christmas regarding their finances the spanish people who showed in the recent past that they are very much obsessed with the current situation in their country and the fact that the governments are asking for money in order to bail out the banks and that's hardly going to put them in good stead with the spanish people who are already. here against the way that the government is handling the situation. of the paternity and part of the netherlands told me that he believes that bailing out banks won't solve any the real problems is when you say there is a fundamental flaw within the banking system which is that. the government has basically taken over the banks they created a banking cartel degree of the central bank they allow banks to print money that is not covered by anything the government has intervened too much in the market. and the way to solve the problem by government withdrawing by printing the role of
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government by getting government to spend less tax less and regulate less that is what will comic back in order and that's from one cause to john howard to grow again and i'm finding that this fear. soem. i mean companies being supported by government is only a very short term solution in the long term it is a disaster if you studies revealed britain is one of the toughest countries to live when it comes to paying taxes the research shows that some of those cells are paying a whopping seventy three percent of their income tax and nobody getting vital benefits in return to talk about this with. up to seventy three percent that's the amount of tax that your average british household pays once an average british household that's two kids two parents with one breadwinner so a lot of people who are just trying to raise a family being called good by this tax that goes towards your income tax your
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national insurance and what it all tallies up to is it means that some families are getting back as little as twenty seven he for every one pound that may demoralising figure a lot of other european developed countries they also pay a high rate of tax but nowhere near as high as the u.k. we've got the netherlands that pays around forty eight percent tax germany pays around forty percent average families that pay in tax but the feeling amongst a lot of british families is that they just don't get back as much as people in other countries do there's a lot of cuts to local service says councils having to cut services inflation going up what the families will brink of fuel poverty just trying to figure out how they're going to pay for christmas and a lot of experts saying that the u.k. is now the worst place to facilitate the creation of an aspirational nation so very difficult for just these hard working families that are trying to raise their kids
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so what's the government doing about it if anything other any plans on the horizon to help the people that fit into this category. well unfortunately kevin the government hasn't done very much they've spoken before about recognizing marib within the tax system but that hasn't happened yet and it's making things very difficult news there are no tax breaks for these families now we spoke to a few londoners today on the streets and asked them about how they feel about how much tax they pay let's take a lesson. i'm not particularly looking for us personally. but it should be fair. people should pay proportionately to what they have it could be. working with we're not getting anything from it really because it's all going. feels like it's all going to the five guys in the bank. but all the communities are just disappearing. there's nothing for the kids nowadays they're not going to get
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any piece so we're putting money into the side pain all the time it's in the game and. so as you can see you know a lot of people are just extremely frustrated that they aren't getting any of their local star this is back it's an demoralizing figure and as the government had promised to recognize marriage to provide some of these tax breaks they haven't done that yet and in the run up to christmas with prices on the rise very price is fuel prices just the price of hitting a family's home this is very very bad news and a lot of people feeling extremely frustrated about it. speaks of a better year some good news in brief and we just told judges have agreed to oversee the referendum on the draft constitution in two weeks time according to the legal aide to president mohamed morsi this news coming through that follows a standoff with the this is the supporters who seized the supreme court building a preventive judges from entering judah rule on the legality of years of his control drew up egypt's new constitution judges instead went on strike and willing
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to be intimidated by the protests always comes on the mighty activist when you call the demonstrations against what they call an oppressive regime with mass marches planned for tuesday. south korea says it's looking to reroute all passenger trains over the yellow sea passenger planes over the yellow sea is to avoid any possible collision with deadly from a long range missile that north korea is planning to launch later this month meantime japan is deploying missile interceptors to saying they're prepared to down any rocket if it poses a threat and says the rocket will take a satellite into orbit but the u.s. south korea and japan claim it's carrying out intercontinental ballistic missile tests two offices died in two more were injured in northwest pakistan after an explosion at a police van the vehicles patrolling the outskirts of the city. it's unclear how the bomb was detonated the city's located in pakistan's volatile tribal region so often targeted by taliban militants. could use britain's royal family expecting
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a new addition it seems after the duke and duchess of cambridge announce they're expecting a baby kate middleton is reportedly. in the early pregnancy stage not yet passed the twelve point actually been admitted to a london hospital of acute morning sickness which is expected to stay for several days. cash from qatar's been flowing into france for some time the latest being a huge type to pump vital funds into struggling small businesses but the gulf states generosity is now being met with increasing high level suspicion is a let's hear a shift key for t. . france is already no stranger to qatari dollars fans of parisian football club present your man cannot believe their luck ever since middle east and shakes invested into the team they've bought world class players and hired a top coach now this small business owner hopes he can also have a slice of the pie and huge economic crisis financing from governments are. too big to be obtained talking about cuts or we are talking about
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business we don't have any finance so we have the financing of financially and. we can go and that may soon happen nicolas sarkozy's administration cemented ties with doha placing a military base in the gulf state and signing an investment deal now qatar is to invest fifty million euros into the french economy primarily to help small businesses and rebuild parisian slums mostly inhabited by immigrants from arabic and african states. who oversaw the deal says this will help many the songis maybe solution that will help these youth. to escape the. circle because when people have a job their vision of life is totally different when these people have no job they go into religion they go into violence and terror and that's terrible for the
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republic and that's terrible for france but after francois hollande came to power this love affair with qatar got called despite that the new administration said the deal with qatar would still go ahead things are not looking as optimistic as they were during the sock of the era every step of the qatar ambassador in paris is being closely watched by the french media and some members of parliament are even calling to investigate the actions of qatar and frog's security experts believe that qatar's initiative is not. as innocent as it may first appear security service perfectly know that cats are as a dual strategy on one hand and culture as a purely economy strategy to find all the sectors to invest in and to make money the other strategy has got there is really just me and joe politically driven mean that it's subjective is to explain radical islamism is means one how business in north africa in the middle east in central asia as well and cities dacia and to develop such
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a strategy that. the western world to keep in century nationalist forces say the developing suburbs is only a cover up for investment into radical islamic groups that i was investing against libyan regime even if you were the best guy actually additional interfering we have a civil war involving a lot of islamist presence as in syria today we know that is investing in. groups and arming them so. not so close so good partner for us and stories like that of mohamed merah a shooter from toulouse who killed seven jews this spring stirred the debate he came from one of the troubled areas where qatar is planning to invest and public discourse on the matter suggests that people in france are not certain whether the oil rich state would cure such a problem or aggravated. reporting from paris.
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could have across the people of the most important resorts on earth freshwater we all need to. hear more from him after this break. the legacy no one should be proud of heaps of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape buildings stilton over their foundation pipes spilling black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the spitzbergen archipelago don't make a pretty picture of the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were they also express lanes when. and how prosperous the settlement was
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well times have obviously a change when they saw it lags they still attracting a region tourists are barons work cons much needed cash that's why one big bad they're ruining our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the venue and put it at variance work central square that in the nine hundred eighty s. there was a burgeoning mining community there the soviet union was determined to maintain its own costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe in archipelago is part of norway but a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the use of sars westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union's last preserved relics. it is essentially a picture of what would have happened to the soviet union. if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's
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a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travelers to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit is far behind local server near shops so between my bill it is a big hit the defunct are incurred still helps keep the money flowing guys it's a reference to your words you can't put a. link there on the ground you are the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like. it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the let you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be honest this time to change even for the better is not
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always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to their repertoire the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably from there we are. following walking across talking about dealing with an ever thirsty world media is fond of the dramatic drama water wars when it comes to describing the future management of. global water resources i wonder valued his water today and how dear
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will become is countries around the world will dry. to talk about what some call the possibility of future water wars i'm joined by tony allen in london he is a professor of geography at the school of oriental and african studies and author of the recent book the middle east water question hydro politics and the global economy also in london we have done it he is a reader in politics and environment at king's college london and in washington we cross to michael coogan and he is a south asia associate at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars all right gentlemen crosstalk was in effect that means you can jump in any time one twenty five go to you first in london if you like to charm water wars because it's used a lot of media. it sounds good because it's a little reserved want to wars but in fact at least before. you run out of water
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whatever that means you then automatically reach for a kalashnikov or go to wall warts and we have seen over the past forty years at least if not more is that when people are a lot of water that is they haven't got enough force to raise the food that they needed when they're not no longer self-sufficient they then reach for trade because trade is quiet and invisible it doesn't raise any politics country all the twenty countries in the middle east and many other countries in the world and all the countries in europe except france can easily move into dependence on imported food which has huge volumes of battered water that's without any politics or any anxiety so provided there is enough water in the global system that is not only the water we can see and drink water we can pump and move from the ground war through from the river or the water in the soil profile which a lot of people don't count but which is responsible for most of our food production provided there's enough.


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