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algeria steps up security along mollies border to cut off insurgents as capered as more reports of civilian casualties from the french military intervention and. israel considers building a buffer zone stretching from behind to see where intel would treat but denies accusations that sending in troops and turnings constitutes an invasion. and despairing diplomats are paying out for plum postings within the obama administration appeasing to the according to the u.s. report examining the president's stop. this is also you coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program french
jets still pounding rebel bases in remote areas of northern mali trying to cutoff supply routes for islamist militants algeria has also increased security along its border with mali to prevent insurgents from crossing it some reports suggest the french led campaign has caused a number of civilian casualties. if the intervention is having on the people of mali in this exclusive report. francoise hollande victorious trip to timbuktu marked the declaration that three major cities in northern mali have been declared liberated from rebels although the sharia law and islamic extremism the rebels enforced will not soon be forgotten nevertheless this victory is a partial one the militants have merely retreated and fled and the suffering in this war has seems disproportionate to the gains made we're learning what happened in battle day by day in the town of kona we heard stories from the fog of war this
is small settlement in the mopti region was seized by the more yo tribe they fled to the north when french troops showed up but it's reported that the cost of that victory was high while french planes killed only two rebels the number of civilian casualties was an estimated fourteen he said i wasn't home when the bombing began i started praying when i learned my house was under attack they ruined everything i had my family and my livelihood my wife's name was i mean not her she was forty my son ali was eleven when adam was ten and say no good was six they all died as honest. people such as this farmer idris ask themselves if the victory was worth it . but we also met the campo family who had suffered badly when the bombing began everyone scattered the campo lost two of their sons unable to swim they drowned in the river while fleeing the fighting we also heard the story of
a young mother who died from shell splinters leaving three children behind a newborn baby. the village was a complete mess it's impossible to describe a lonely discuss things i know for sure and i can say that all we had is golden. few people some kids came running up to us and said their mom had died i brought them to our house their mother died after an hour of clinging to life the children have nobody else but us. disaster visited every house in the tyrant people reject anything the military claims about victory and say war crimes must be prosecuted under the geneva convention towns like qana want more than just compassion people who suffered at the hands of terrorist groups and drug traffickers are now facing the misery inflicted by warfare. already without guns i want mali for r.t.
and us vice president joe biden has meanwhile hailed what he called the decisive decisiveness of french president francois hollande and america's been providing logistical support for the military campaign that and local i'm told the institute for democracy and cooperation says or as a nation cares about is increasing that influence in africa. i think the two main factors in this are france's own desire to strengthen the whole role on the international stage in particular piece of you know european partners and also the american strict future plans for africa it's important to know that america which strongly supports fronts in this mali and intervention has plans for establishing a military presence in the military control over the whole of the african continent some people speculated that used the phrase that this was america leading from behind that america decided to put forward its european allies to do as it were its
dirty work in a continent where china has been establishing an economic presence now very successfully for a large number of years so there is a ground ball for africa isn't there is it just to grab the resources yes it's obvious that the securing of energy resources is one of the key factors behind many if not most political developments today and that's why i say that the of course the issue of hydrocarbons and uranium and other energy sources is a key and may be the decisive factor people in oil rich gulf states enjoy higher standards of living because they're sitting on a treasure chest of natural resources but countries such as bahrain and kuwait haven't been immune to popular and rest resorting to violent crime downs against protesters who want more of a say over this a catherine is now the struggles plaguing the people of the prosperous candles. yeah how. soon. life in the gulf used to
look like this. but the black gold hidden beneath the sands transforms the arabian states from inhospitable deserts came storing structures of glass and steel physical testaments to their wealth and power in a wider region known for its tinderbox tensions the gulf monarchies have stood out for their relative stability and for an oil dependent west eager for a military stronghold to counter iran the gulf became a strategic away says petro dollars have helped to insulate the gulf against economic hardships plaguing other states but not against popular uprisings now the gulf monarchies as a whole have been struggling to stave off the effects of the arab spring with varying degrees of success kuwait is largely seen as the most tolerant of the gulf countries but the worry is that the trend could be reversed activists say that it already has been political gatherings of more than twenty people are banned as are political parties and when the last opposition dominated parliament challenge the
ruling authorities it was dismissed voting rules were changed to ensure critics say a more compliant parliament speaking out against the system has landed many activists in jail as for those who took to the streets to protest we were beaten up by. the special forces team and the sound bombs and but all and and after the modish whoever it is on the street isn't just being detained and thrown into jail it's a struggle activists in bahrain are all too familiar with. three days after egypt's former president was ousted from power protests began in both frames like the kuwaitis they weren't demanding an end to the monarchy but more representation at a violent crackdown saw a shift in some of those demands because the new law to stop it is that they need in different areas against the regime. against that he took the ship by gainst the
situation out on one thousand five hundred there's another we have. a video we have a local. security forces some running gave us i think the people are taking the houses as an other gulf states the monarchy blames the unrest on a radical minority they are hardliners they want to see regime change they want to implement their own style of government and impose on the rest of the commission. a system of government that is to keep unacceptable these demands called for a. minster style democracy captain hill style democracy in being go but critics disagree saying the protestors simply want their governments to listen i want to comes to violence crackdowns he says westminster and capitol hill simply turn a blind eye without a victims because we live in a country which have already so the us and the united states and the u.k.
they don't get our blood the people they don't care about the humanity they don't care about the behind the blood they care about the though you and i. whether in bahrain saudi arabia qatar oman or kuwait seems like this one are becoming increasingly more common but nasa shows a power which like this one show that the gulf well wolf alone isn't enough to inflate the country's from people taking to the streets and demanding a greater say in their political system and unless the monarchies show themselves willing to listen their stability may prove to be a mirage you see caffein of r.t. kuwait. israel is considering the creation of a buffer zone inside syria this is because treasure several konami's is into syria or the israeli military sources and says that not invading a sovereign state the israelis plan to put a number of troops on tongues on foreign. the stated a ways to out of the zone
a supervisor and rocket attacks from inside the wind tunnel state and stop radical groups coming close to the territory of assad's government falls and security france is also being erected along the frontier with syria on the golan heights but many see this as the annexation of syrian territory and dr drew what came of things very little to do with security. imposing a buffer zone will make israel and the future to. negotiate over withdrawing from this buffer zone rather than withdrawing from the golan heights this is very similar to the attempt of israel in one thousand seven hundred two ok by un impose a buffer zone in south lebanon where it was the same claim that it wanted to defend its modem border to the agreed objective is to annex more territories and at the same time and to sort out them. so. israel extends
its domain by another seven kilometers this will make it reach close very close to the masters this is very dangerous for the stability of the region and when it will give the insurgents like three years own three base a secure base to launch attacks against the syrian regime so this is a direct and bang that meant of israel and setting up a. panic over immigration the u.k. looks to put although kerry is and remains considers a negative propaganda campaign against itself to prevent the kind this restrictions are removed next year i'll report on that. and the shows force in the east china sea south korea play war games sending warning signals to the novice north i'm not this isn't about on its way.
. and again you will see as john kerry begins his time as the new u.s. secretary of state has been revealed that many of them busted is setting in to him one major done as to the president's campaign a new report says this year's competition among the big money bank is to land the most sought after diplomatic sports was especially tight she's going to check and has the details as you can imagine the competition for diplomatic post is tough especially in safe and wealthy countries somewhere in western europe and asia a recent study by two professors of international relations at pennsylvania state university looked at available information on president obama's donors direct political contributions and the positions that they received and they concluded
that those whose political connections to president obama were measured in dollars rather than the ministration service had an increased chance of representing the united states and western europe and a smaller chance of serving in say central asia or sub-saharan africa donors and advisers involved in the diplomatic selection process say the competition this year has been so tight that those who have raised less than a million dollars are for the most part unlikely to be considered so what is the quote unquote price tag for the highly sought diplomatic posts according to this study friends and monaco topped the list with a level of personal contributions at six point two million dollars quote unquote the price for a position in the u.k. the authors find appears to live between six hundred fifty thousand dollars and two point three million dollars a posting in luxembourg is valued as three point one million dollars and appointment to portugal was predicted to have a value of around six hundred thousand dollars like all modern presidents before
him president obama has appointed friends and donors to about thirty percent of diplomatic posts while seventy percent of the posts go to career diplomats so judging by this research career diplomats go to places like yemen while big donors go to monaco nobody of course called it bribery here and these are just respectable donors who get what they want when they pay the price. rules out to be broken if you are the american president barack obama is playing the rice to. the witch of a country he wants even if there's no concrete evidence of a threat so i had to answer a call from noughties. also on line tante dot com the city in pakistan where osama bin laden was killed is to get a fine make over to improve its image to go on line to get more details. it's cold and wet so you really shouldn't come that's the message the u.k.
is sending to fellow e.u. citizens in romania and bulgaria london's looking for ways to cut back on immigration fearing eastern europeans will flood britain when given unrestricted access to the e.u. in twenty fourteen but there's also his point of boycott reports remain involved area has found a way to get even with the u.k. . we show many things going for our country the english language testing times brilliant history very creative people some of the best universities in the world a great place to do business we need to stand up and shout about how great britain is and get people to come and invest in business but that's not the message that europe's newest member states will be getting come january twenty fourth team twenty nine million rumanians imbolc ariens will be able to live and work anywhere in europe including britain but the u.k. government is reportedly brainstorming ways to dissuade what's feared it could be a flood of eastern european immigrants from coming to britain one idea
a negative advertising campaign where the government would say britain isn't all it's cracked up to be the. managing that everybody in the world wants to come doing because in the new jobs in the most finest greatest country. in which people it is but they seem to forget that in the case of remaining friends remain as a beautiful country loving warm exciting country to live in today so when they produce these statistics about thirty million remain. everybody's going to leave and then the last one to light is going to be a single person left and then it really is nonsensical as one minister percinet a negative ad campaign would help to correct the impression that these streets are paved with gold but even considering how to push off would be migrants the british government has managed to offend not one but two whole countries and now one
rumania newspaper has decided that rather than getting mad it's going to get even instead. the prank advertising campaign says that since living in the u.k. is no walk in the part brits should move to remain where instead stereotype. about british food women and even the royal family come under fire again by the british people to come to romania are agreeing there are here half of our women look like kate and the other half like her sister so this is a funny campaign but if you can see behind it there's actually a serious message which is that romania had still valuable resources intelligence and schumer and that britain should take advantage of this next wave of immigrants instead of marking their nevertheless last month the u.k. home secretary said that migration puts downward pressure on wages and has
a bad influence on social cohesion and some ministers have suggested limiting remain the and symbolic ariens access to health services and housing when they arrive as you can imagine not all the romanians living in the u.k. are cleaning the toilets some of them are highly qualified even to understudy is there so they find this very aggressive and under society campaign really whether or not the anti britain campaign will ever make it to a billboard near bucharest is now beside the point the british government has already made the newest members feel that little bit less welcome here. r.t. london. less than trucks and other stories from around the world at least two children have been injured by hunger in aid in the northern kosovo city of mitrovica a boy and a girl aged three and nine suffer truck no wounds when the grenade was thrown at her window back home by the time for her escape it was a so it's not
a target less than twenty four hours from attributes it remains divided between those in the north and albanians of the cells has suffered from often violent ethnic tensions ever says declaring independence from saturday into sunday. israeli forces arrested twenty three hamas members. dawn in the occupied west bank some were reported in norway because so far israel hasn't given a reason for the right amounts branded the move a criminal attempt to prevent national reconciliation for palestinians hamas is considered a terrorist organization by israel the us and despite winning the last palestinian parliamentary elections six years ago. iranian president did a drug says he is ready to be the first person sent into space by new rain rockets last week to iran confirmed it has already sent a monkey into orbit and successfully returned him to earth now the country's focused on man space flight however america and its allies are concerned the
program could become but for developing ballistic missiles. the u.s. government is expected to sue ratings agency standard and poor's accusing it of overvalued in the subprime mortgage debt which caused the global financial crisis s. and p. insist it's merely underestimated the scale of the market's deterioration is the first time a government has sued a ratings agency the funds it's long been accused of vested interest because they're paid by the same companies the s.s. . the u.k. is preparing to test a new supersonic stealth drone soon as the next generation of front line bowler named after the cold to god torrent is the unmanned aircraft going away to radar and select its own targets but as our first reports now experts are nervous about the beginning of road. it can fly faster than the speed of sound it can deploy its own weapons and it can go deep into enemy territory now this is the ne
british super drone as it's known has been under development for many many years now costing hundreds of millions of pounds already but it's thought that this weather legionary niecy project is going to be taking is maiden voyage over the next couple of weeks that's what's expected now military chief has said that the theme billed as the future of the air force but experts have warned that this could open the doors to a whole new type of warfare there's concerns about robo wolf air where machines that are able to launch their own attacks kid attack humans and of course a lot of control to see that always surrounds the use of drones as well this deal then with the here and now because the controversy surrounding drone warfare has been highlighted recently when the u.n. launched an investigation in to civilian deaths caused by the drones now assisting the u.n. in their research it's a team from goldsmiths university of london and i'm joined by one of thirteen now
professor. and i think you very much for joining us this new technology a lot of talk about a lot of excitement but a huge number of unanswered questions that go along with these developments you're taking part in this investigation now we haven't even really got questions answered eight of the legality of these attacks and yet we're seeing technology sort of leapfrogging over the law at this point i think that what. we are seeing a de facto legislation by practice. of warfare actually creating the law for the problem of the law of war because it always legs behind the technologies are full of course the chronology moved much faster than the laws of war and the technology changed the way in which we conduct of wars especially become a free. you type of attack that we've been seeing in the last decade that is called an extra duty juridical assassination and of course this is really what your
investigations hinge on is gathering the all important data is that absolutely the forensic architecture project at goldsmiths what we look at is the nature of war in an urban area and the most strong acts are launched on inhabited areas areas with a lot of civilians with civilians and militant are in town called in the numbers are very difficult to establish because both israel and the united states would consider every man over a certain age sometimes sixteen sometimes eighteen is a militant by definition we know it is not true the details of that investigation the results are expected towards the end of the year old tabor thank you for joining us today to talk about britain and of course all the i don't say questions that go along with that the u.s. and south korea are flexing their military muscles in the east china sea and they'd fears north korea is preparing for another nuclear test seoul said the drills are part of regular military training while pyongyang claims it's
a target he writes law and co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war every exalting is as washington's making an already inflammatory situation. it's the worst thing you can do under these circumstances is to inflame volatile situation to conduct these military exercises that always inflame that use live ammunition up and down the border with with north korea this is inflammatory on a lot of levels and we need to step back with these naval exercises it's like a race to the bottom if you will when are we going to get more creative in the way that we resolve conflict in this world this conflict gives us such an opportunity with a new secretary of state new leader in south korea we should be pushing for peace suspend these naval exercises and go from there yes there should be non proliferation of nuclear weapons on the korean peninsula but we don't even
recognize north korea as a nation have a peace treaty or formal relations to deal with these matters what do we expect. and after the break i'm a month and i had get a peek behind the bars of his reign of president trying to find out why so many. health. secretary of state hillary clinton recently testified to congress in regards to the attack on the u.s. consulate was killed an american ambassador in benghazi libya during the testimony couldn't rather calmly said you know things like that the revolutions that sprang up during the arab spring like in libya where the events in bali have created
instability and safe havens for terrorists and she made it clear that there is no doubt that the algerian terrorists had weapons from libya so the u.s. secretary has basically admitted that the actions of the usa and nato have caused a mass instability that has allowed the seeds of terrorism to grow when the justification for most of those actions in the muslim world is to stop evil dictators who harbor terrorists or spread chatting to mock recy if libya would have been left alone algerian terrorists wouldn't be getting any weapons from it now this is like an exterminator accidently or maybe on purpose actually feeding the roaches in your basements that there are ten times more of them and then saying that he has to keep working because he's the only one who can get rid of the roaches people like hillary clinton who support funding brutal jihad it's rebel groups to overthrow governments to somehow bring about stability and democracy are either dismally stupid or consciously running.
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