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breaking news this hour the u.s. senate passes a bill removing barriers to trade with moscow one of the same time backing sanctions against russian officials for human rights violations which moscow calls absurd. rumors grip u.s. news outlets that the syrian government is preparing to use chemical weapons just as washington admits military intervention is under consideration. when a new online video emerges suggesting syrian rebels might be considering a chemical attack of their own. egyptian tanks streets the army clears protesters from the area near the presidential palace where fierce clashes between pro and anti morsy demonstrators have left at least seven dead.
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around the world on screen online international news and comment live from moscow so we start with our breaking news this hour the u.s. senate has approved legislation that lifts cold war era trade restrictions with russia but it has also imposed sanctions on a select group of high ranking russian officials washington accuses the officials of being involved in the death of said again magnitsky a russian lawyer who died in a russian jail in two thousand and nine moscow welcomed a move to normalize trade as a step forward but the so-called magnitsky act is absurd and a setback in the reset of relations he promised to return it will have a detailed report on the story right here in just a few minutes. syria's military is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels and is awaiting final orders from present sad according to unnamed u.s. officials quoted in the american media washington says that would be all the reason
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it needs to intervene in the conflict and as artie's middle east correspondent paula reports the timing of these unsubstantiated revelations may not be a coincidence. these rumors are verified as of yet they are just allegations what they do suggest is that syria's military has been mixing chemical weapons and loading them into bombs the allegations suggest that the syrian president bashar assad is reportedly planning to use these on his own people this comes as the u.s. military is making contingency plans should the syrian president bashar assad decide what the u.s. sources saying that they are aware that assad has received numerous asylum offers at the same time the united states has the quarter he deployed the u.s. eisenhower's start strike group which went through the suez canal from the persian gulf over the weekend and we understand according to reports that it is making its way to the syrian coast and it has been throughout this week now what this does indicate this latest development is that the united states now stands ready for
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direct military intervention in the syrian conflict so that is what we're hearing from various sources and various commentators who have been following the story closely there is at the same time some evidence emerging that rebel fighters might be allegedly planning some kind of chemical attack on syrian president bashar assad's supporters there is a video that has been posted online on thursday now it does show what it's for to be a rebel fighter feeding chemical weaponry to rabbits and within a minute those records we will not show you how they died because the video is disturbing this is in fact what the video has to say for. you a guy like these two rabbits you enemies of allah do you believe in now. with our chemical and biological weapons. do you see these rabbets they inhaled chemical weapons bill one minute and they date your destiny will be like them because you
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are supporters of bashar al assad god is great god is great way to see we are from the our real. battalion we will kill you with our chemical weapons. the video has not been verified this is an important point to make but certainly the message it sends out is ominous. washington says president assad could resort to using chemical weapons out of despair as his government is on the verge of collapse but dr ali mohammed editor in chief of the syria tribune online magazine believes those concerns are exaggerated they have been saying this for the past like eighteen months and this is so far out of the syrian government it's still there and it's not this the question is why with president assad or the syrian army use chemical weapons it's winning for ground out of the damascus airport battle not that we could go further cruel death again and again why would syria give a pretext for the u.s. to intervene what it doesn't even need so obvious that syria has something that is
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scary certainly it's. the idea is this thing was built and. the face of the massive nuclear power and nuclear bomb power that israel have and it was not this it made it breaking out obviously the syrian conflict again spills over into lebanon. for more on why splits between those for and against syria's president because he's bored of violence which is already claimed for lives of. the egyptian army is clear protesters from around the area presidential palace clashes between rival demonstrations that took place there overnight left at least seven dead and hundreds injured tanks were brought in the supporters and opponents of president morsy for teach other into the early morning car a base report a bell true is outside the presidential palace. well as you can probably see behind me there are hundreds gathered here as marches converge outside the presidential
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palace who were calling for the end of morsi and the every singing his constitutional declaration be seen a reaction on an official level in quite a big manner for example we had at least six of most these aides resigned over the violence in addition to the heads of the state television and radio he was signed saying that he didn't believe the country should be managed in this way so really you know we've got we still got ongoing strikes by the judges in fact the head of the referendum committee he's supposed to be managing this referendum that will that we will see next week for the constitution he also quit in protest against the behavior of the missing brotherhood organization but you know as we saw these really very violent clashes yesterday my colleague tom barton was on the streets of cairo he has his reports you know things have got out of hand when the army has to be called in well here near the presidential palace in cairo tanks are indeed on the streets the army or reinforcing the barricades here i am to even more see protesters chanting after immensely violent protests broke out yesterday for many
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hours a jewel of flying stones and shoot with the two sides firing fireworks into each other's ranks as it were throwing molotov cocktails and natural bombs lighting cars and shop fronts hundreds of people injured reports of deaths as well because of all those flying stones the ambulances having to work overtime and yesterday the police and the army nowhere to go nowhere in sight yesterday nowhere to be seen trying to break up those crowds of angry protesters and immensely violent situation on a degeneration of the political situation here with a constitutional standoff between mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood politicians on one's. right and the country's top judges on the opposition on the other opposition supporters calling morsi
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a new photo or pharaoh saying that he should at the very least remove the extra powers that he gave himself the other week and probably now a calling as they did two years ago against mubarak for the downfall of the regime that's why the army here that's why they're reinforcing the barricades trying to maintain order but the fear is that that political situation will manifest itself in more violence here on the streets of cairo tom barton there reporting from the center of car only sharing the latest updates fire his twitter feed and in one of his most recent posts he says that despite the presence of soldiers and armored vehicles there's concern it won't be enough to prevent more clashes this evening you get more updates by checking underscore r.t. . germany and israel have agreed to disagree over the issue of jewish settlements on palestinian land that's the soft stance of chancellor merkel who
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stopped short of condemning israeli actions which have left her european partners furious israel is facing increasing isolation on the continent offered announced plans to build three thousand new homes on occupied palestinian territory in initially criticize them didn't join other e.u. states who call in israeli ambassadors to condemn it particularly between the two have been especially tense after germany abstained from a u.n. vote which upgraded palestine status in the organization were for more on this i'm now joined by dr gupta he's director of the german orient institute now michael was very cautious with her comments on israeli settlements today do you think germany is defining its stance on israel by memories of the holocaust. well of course we have a very special relationship to israel and this is chancellor once again made very clear we are standing by defending its security but on the other hand side as you already mentioned there was disagreement and this year's talks were really
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overshadowed by the fact that netanyahu was very upset that germany did not vote against the observer status for palestine in the general assembly of the united nations and what message are we sending to israel by abstaining yes we i think this message and we were actually forty one countries were abstaining so we have to them this position after many consultations also to have a certain line in europe only the czech republic was in favor of his vision and the reaction by i missed it and yell and others were very strong and unusually undiplomatic you could say just before his visit to berlin condemning the stand of germany and the fact that she foreign minister lieberman with some lame excuses did not come to berlin to meet his counterpart our foreign minister best develop also shows that the moment there are lots of tensions among the politicians
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in germany and in the east could there be a long term impact in that breakdown of relations. well we don't hope so we really made it very clear that we are totally against the continuing new settlements in the west bank and in jerusalem because this will definitely make the two state solution impossible because if this building so going on the west bank will be split into the access to jerusalem will not be possible for the palestinians any more and i think we made that very very clear did you go to germany really make it clear because the e.u. are saying that germany is taking rather a soft approach in condemning israel over these new settlements well our we didn't do the same as france or the united kingdom you know summoning the ambassador but our spokesman of the government made it very clear in his daily press conference that we condemn this and that we are against settlements so of course we are still
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under the pressure of our history of holocaust so there is a special relationship between germany and no doubt lot of international pressure against israel at the moment isn't there yes of course and it's building up so it really depends whether israel is now giving in and not building. new houses in the settlements or just continuing it but i think the main card game in the hands of the united states of america and we have to see what will be you do your reaction of obama i think the europeans in the overwhelming majority are against new settlements because we teach this really. the sort of finishing signal for any peace process building up a second state besides israel is taking a real gamble here and it really is in danger of isolating itself even further from what it imagined to be its friends the west europe and the u.s.
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by pursuing the settlement plan. yes absolutely but there will be elections in east well there are internal reasons for netanyahu also now to play this very strong cards because he wants to win over voters from the right site to any sale so we have to see maybe after the elections in israel in the beginning of next year things might change that is what we hope and talk to going to great to hear your thoughts we really appreciate your time to go to molech director of the german or an institute joining me live from berlin thank you. thank you so just in the statehood and condemnation of israel's new settlements of driving a wedge between then and tel aviv in shelves and still being stalled with goods produced in areas seized by israel in an illegal land grab.
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a forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in prison and charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device all because of his rather unusual wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon here waited custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch she was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes
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a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion. well to the. audience technology innovation all these developments from around russia we've got the future covered. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images cobol has been seeing from the streets of canada. shine corporations are rooted a.
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gold fever. turned thousands into slaves. my father but also among brother involved in the mines and since i started working at the mine i stated i look at it. this multinationals. cash cow to be milked dry and if i think that in this country is gold medal logie as an environmental cost which is unacceptable to local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals you know in order to protect our lives our families and to work in peace . we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups prices colombia going to pay. the people. the modest effect on r.t. .
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live here in moscow returning to our top story now the u.s. senate approving the legislation that imposes sanctions on high ranking russian officials who washington accuses of human rights violations it says it accuses them of being involved in the death of a russian lawyer said a game at nick ski who died in a russian jet in two thousand and nine moscow has condemned the lower is absurd and promised to retaliate in the same legislation the u.s. also removed decades old trade restrictions on his honest as a chicken there has more on the double act. what has come out of the u.s. senate can be described as a step forward and a step back at the same time when it comes to us russian relations a two fold bill containing two curious elements has been passed the step forward is the long awaited repeal of the quite outdated jaxon van
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a commandment which was adopted by nine hundred seventy four for decades it has been complicating trade between russia and the us and has been traditionally seen as a major echo from the cold war but it's the step back that's the twist in this particular vote the so-called. that is part of this passed legislation and what it does is it will sanctions such as visa bans and asset freezes on russian individuals that the u.s. deems involved in the tragic death of lawyer sergei magnitsky in two thousand and nine as well as other russians that the u.s. considers involved in human rights abuses and the reason this is a major setback of course in america's relationship with russia is because moscow has made it clear time and time again that it sees this as extremely onto a russian move and generally a very provocative initiative and russia has underscored many times that retaliate of measures would follow on its behalf many experts say that the mystery act is an
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example of continued cooled war conduct by the u.s. and two major concerns exist here the fact that human rights bill was tied to a trade bill and of course most importantly interfering in russia's internal affairs and considering moscow's statements that a tit for tat retaliation would follow it's really unclear why the u.s. had to push this legislation through and exactly what russia's retaliate of steps will be you will have to wait and see but we know that those steps most likely political ones are certainly coming. the remaster regulations from parts of after the explosion of a chemical container in the city's port area local media reports that it's caused public transport chaos in the argentine capital with many services canceled a toxic cloud has formed in the sky above the city but officials say it poses no serious danger. student protests marking the fourth anniversary of the shooting of a teenager by a policeman turned violent in greece and athens and thessaloniki protesters held rocks and petrol bombs with tear gas and stun grenades used in response fifteen
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year old alexander us pretty good openness was shot dead in athens in two thousand and eight sparking major routes across the country police officer responsible was jailed for mark because it decided the teenager posed no threat. typhoon bopha which has been battering the philippines for the last two days is now claimed almost three hundred fifty lives the storm moved away from populated areas on wednesday tens of thousands fled their homes as heavy rains and high winds rolled across southern and central regions of the country cutting off power in two provinces rescue teams have been working in the worst hit areas but it's feared the number of casualties will rise. the congolese m twenty three rebel group is to hold talks with the country's government in neighboring uganda that's after militants from the group withdrew from the strategic city of goma where they remain in areas nearby and twenty three's leader says the meeting to discuss political and constitutional issues should involve your position as well as organizations
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a un report said that rwanda is backing the rebels as a means of trying to secure control of resource rich parts of congolese territory. while the e.u. strongly condemns the construction of israeli settlements its members are still having to buy products what millions of dollars from them every year well there's a lot of reports there are growing calls to ban trade which is illegal under international law. produce of israel except this isn't israel this is the jordan valley in the west bank and this farm is deemed illegal under international law the european union imports around three hundred million dollars worth of products from here each year now a group of twenty two n.g.o.s from across europe is looking to highlight the issue and it's published a report in which it claims e.u. imports make the settlements viable because they are produced in illegal settlements which are contrary to international humanitarian law should be banned
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out of the european union now if this is not possible at least the consumers have to have the possibility to. to decide for themselves if they want to buy products which have been produced in illegal settlements your see farms this land is much concerned by the thoughts of european n.g.o.s he says he's here because his government told him it was ok to be here. i was told he. saw a circle where i was told i could if tomorrow the state of israel tells me it's time to go i'll go i'm told i'm an occupier when i go there was nothing. in denmark and the united kingdom goods coming from settlements in the west bank already has to be marked differently to denote that it's not from israel the collective n.g.o.s want to see this implemented europe wide here in europe there are many people with ties to the middle east region and they want to make sure they
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know exactly where their produce is coming from. are you sure this comes from spain . is a palestinian living in germany she has family in the west bank and says the israeli checkpoints mean palestinian farmers are losing out to the settlers even even the few think they get jordan they really checkpoints keep them at the checkpoints for days. and then you can't say anymore those behind the report into trade between the settlements in europe say they aren't trying to organize any kind of witch hunt we're not talking about boycotting jews over here we're not talking about even boycotting israel itself we're talking about making a difference differentiating between. legal israeli products which should be bought by european citizens as much the course the short and second products which are totally illegal and should be banned and people should not be to all of
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our tea. party life here in moscow twenty three minutes past the hour twenty four minutes past the hour but with more news for in about fifteen minutes or so in the meantime we've got the latest business is with dimitri and dimitri you'll be joining us our after the break your him banks they're facing even more problems that's why they've got their own fiscal cliff actually ahead of them because since the beginning of next year there will be new stricter rules to basil three rules and the face of a lot of shortage of money tell you all about that in a couple of minutes after all right thanks a lot of. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the client's computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to
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add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet author p.d. is good for you is there a fifty nine hundred fifty s. these frames were initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients shattered bones in their shattered lives with the goal when professor of design his first brain using bicycle parts sixty years later his invention is increasingly being used to help people quite eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same six thing somebody is live both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to be always out of center nowadays seeking syringe refocus medical reasons most of them are men and most are not what you would call
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vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to a man's pride. the first patient to turn to us with a leg length i mean request to meet his fifteen centimeters to be still want to surgery because panos to than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and even the out there press. expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states financial considerations for one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the. in america average height is one seventy five i was one sixty
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seven or one sixty eight in so eight centimeters would have brought me right to every user just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal i think a guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation most this matter a russian girl who found he's a regional hype quite endearing yet he still want to have the surgery adding seven more centimeters to the self-confidence she told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. so now or so they call you so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. and then welcome to business tsotsi with me dmitri medvedev and co banks across the
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globe are struggling to meet new strict requirements the so-called basil three rules which are coming into force next year right now lenders lack four hundred seventy four billion euros and europe is looking worse than anywhere else now as the clock is ticking away investors are becoming worried that the problems could aggravate for more on this let's talk to patrick young one of the old is also the gathering storm of patrick it's a great pleasure to have you with us so do you think europe might see its own kind of cliff in less than a month. oh look what's happening here is the classic case of when you have an incredibly amazing party and you think you've avoided the hangover for the first sort of twelve eighteen hours just after it eventually somewhere along the line comes that terrible funk thing all fall banging pang in the back of the head and this is what we have here the ural is slower rhotic the currency is a shambles the economies of western europe are a disaster and ultimately the banks of europe have gorged on too much debt they've
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bought lovely juicy greek bonds that appear to be wonderful things that have turned into fetid ness and they're left without enough capital so what do you think will happen with them because lenders right now are pressured not to lose their market positions when we see the smaller banks collapse or even eaten by the big fish well it's a curious situation and probably some smaller banks are going to be eaten by big fish but of course the tricky thing is that i actually think the big fish don't look to be terribly well capitalized either of course they're all making huge protestations to say we're beautifully well capitalized to me bank for instance they've been saying we're we're well and truly on the way to health under this basel three regulation and then you read today's financial times and there's an allegation it up which says that actually they were covering up twelve billion euros worth of losses just after the collapse of the whole bubble in two thousand in two thousand and nine so it's very difficult because actually people.


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