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oh dear it sets out security along mommy's border to come top insurgences paper route as more reports of civilian casualties from the french military intervention a much. aspiring diplomats are paying out the postings within the obama administration according to a u.s. report examining the president. and the zero because it is building a buffer zones stretching find to syrian territory but denies accuse ations that sending in troops on the tongues constitutes and facing. hello and welcome this is all see coming here live from moscow i'm hugh nash oppa.
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french jets are still pounding rebel bases in remote areas of northern mali trying to count off supply or it's all 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. and now bring you an account of a journalist who is seeing the realities of the vote on country fast and. francois 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
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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 she was forty my son ali was eleven when adam was ten and so you know who was six they all died. as honest. people such as this farmer idris ask themselves if the victory was worth it. we also met the campo family who had suffered badly when the bombing began everyone scattered the campo lost two of their saunas 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
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a newborn baby. the village was a complete mess it's impossible to describe i'll only discuss things i know for sure and i can say that all we had is gone. though few proving some kids came running up to us and said their mum 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 . it's a disaster visited every house in the town 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 about that yesterday without gonzalo one. for our tea. u.s. vice president joe biden has meanwhile hailed what he calls the decisiveness of french
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president francois hollande in mali america's been providing logistical support for the military campaign and john walker lindh of the institute for democracy and cooperation says all either nation cares about is increasing their 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 being a european audience 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 to have 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 the continent where china has been establishing an economic presence
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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. coming up later in the program the peeping chair injured by a so we examined how more nicky's in the floor showing oil rich gulf states are clamping down on both seeking more right. as john kerry begins his term as the new u.s. secretary of state it's been reveals that many of the ambassadors serving under him were major donors to the president's campaign and you report says this year's competition among the big money back is to run the most sought after diplomatic
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sports was especially tight on she's been editor count 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
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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 lie 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 calls it bribery here and these are just respectable donors who get what they want when they pay the price. israel is considering the creation of a buffer zone inside syria the zone could stretch several kilometers into neighboring syria or the israeli military sources this is than not invading
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a sovereign state the israelis plan to put a number of troops and tanks on foreign soil they stated aim of design is to prevent emotional and rocket attacks from inside the war torn country should also stop radical groups coming close to its territory if assad government falls security plans is also being erected on the frontier with syria on the golan heights but many see this as an expression of syrian territory and dr jamal things it has very little to do with security. imposing a buffer zone will make israel in 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 eight to body and impose a buffer zone in south lebanon where it was the same claim that it wanted to defend it's not the border the objective is to annex more territories under at the same
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time. to threaten the muskets so if israel extends its domain by another seventeen kilometers this will make it reach close very close to damascus and this is very dangerous to the stability of the regime and with it will give the insurgents like rezone and free base a secure base to launch attacks against the syrian regime so this is a direct and thank them and of israel. now panic over immigration big u.k. legs to put on bold guerin's and rumanians so britain considers a negative propaganda campaign against itself to prevent a deluge of newcomers when the e.u. restrictions are removed next year. workforce is on its way. also show force on the east china sea the u.s. and south korea play war games sending warning signals to the net us mills and us
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on not coming up after the break. well. it's technology innovation all the moves developments from around russia we've dumped a few jerks covered. the news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are all today.
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this is on c welcome by now it's cold and wet so you read it 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 come back when immigration fearing a stay europe is will fly out of britain when given unrestricted access to the e.u. in twenty fourteen but as he's only a boy cover of poles romania has found a way to get even with the huge 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 and visit but that's not the message that europe's newest member states will be getting come january twenty fourth team
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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 english that everybody in the world wants to come doing that because england is obviously the most finest greatest country for english people it is but they seem to forget that in the case of remaining friends there is 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
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a single person left and then it really is nonsensical as one minister person at 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 prime advertising campaign says that since living in the u.k. is no walk in the pot brits should move to a mania instead stereotypes about. british food women and even the royal family come under fire again by the british people to come to romania arguing their hero 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 have still valuable resources intelligence
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and humor 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 in 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 understudies there so they find this a 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. and online for you this hour on our website brock obama has been intrigued
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the american president can go into cyber war with whichever country he was actually with just the push of a button even if there's no concrete evidence of the threat had thought it out hope the details. of their online the city in pakistan where osama bin laden was killed is to get up and running mate but to improve its image go online to r.t. dot com to find out what the former home of the world's most wanted terrorist has in mind. people at all rich gulf states enjoy. high 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. resorting to harsh qualm dollars against protests and one man in kuwait received a turn he had jail time for criticizing the enemy on twitter five years sentence for another man awesome in the chargers on his exam is now the struggles plaguing
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the people of the prosperous kingdoms. you. see. 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 storming 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 has largely seen as the most tolerant of the gulf countries but the worry is that the trend could be reversed activists say that it
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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 on and after the model whoever is on the streets is 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 the protests began in bahrain like the kuwaitis they wanted to banning an end to the monarchy but more representation in a violent crackdown saw a shift in some of those demands because there was never to stop it is
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a daily in different it is against the regime against that dictatorship by gains that the situation. one thousand five hundred has enough as we have. every day we have a lot of hope for. the security forces are mounting debt is attacking the people at the king and houses as in 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 population of bahrain a system of government that is totally unacceptable these demands called for a. minster style democracy captain hill style democracy in being go but critics disagree saying the protesters simply want their governments to listen i want to comes to violent crackdowns he says westminster and capitol
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hill simply turn a blind eye without a victims because we live in a country which have already so the u.s. and the united states and the u.k. they don't get aboard the people they don't care about the humanity they don't care about the bahraini blood they care about the though you would. whether in bahrain saudi arabia qatar oman or kuwait it seems like this one are becoming increasingly more common but now that shows a power which like this one show that the dots well wolf alone isn't enough to insulate the countries 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. let's now try some other stories from around the world at least two children have been injured by a hundred grenade in the northern kosovo city of mitrovica a boy and a girl aged three and nine suffered shrapnel wounds and the grenade was thrown
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through a window of the poem by an unknown artist who scaped it was a search such a target eleven twenty four hours literally it's a remains divided between serbians in the north and albanians in the south also has suffered from often violent ethnic tensions ever since declaring independence from survey in two thousand and eight. israeli forces arrested twenty three how mass members adorn in the occupied west bank some were reported in lawmakers so far israel has given a reason for the raid brand of the move a criminal attempts to prevent a national reconciliation for the listing ians hamas is considered a terrorist organization by israel b. u.s. and e.u. despite winning the last palestinian parliamentary elections six years ago. the us government is expected to sue ratings agency standard and poor's accusing it of overvaluing the subprime mortgage debt which caused the global financial crisis s. and p. insists it's merely underestimated the scale of the market's deterioration is the
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first time a government has sued a ratings agency the firms have long been accused of best of interest because they're paid by the same companies they assess. the u.k.'s preparing to test a new supersonic styles approach seen as the next generation of front line named after the celtic gold tower and it's that manned aircraft can evade radar and select its own targets but is all she is our first reports now experts are nervous about the beginning of a robot wars. 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 newly british super drone as it's known and. has been under development in many many years now costing hundreds of millions of pounds already but it's thought that this where the lesion we need is going to be taking is maiden voyage over the next couple of weeks
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that's what's expected now military chiefs 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 could attack humans and of course a lot of control the sea 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
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eight of the legality of these attacks and yet we're seeing technology sort of leapfrogging is that 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 lags behind the technologies are full of course because knowledge moved much faster than the laws of war and the technology change the way in which we conduct of wars especially because of a new type of target that we've been seeing in the last it is called the extra troops to really cool assassination and of course this is really what your investigation singeing on is gathering the all important data is an absolutely. the forensic architecture project at goldsmiths what we look at is the nature of war in an urban area now most drone attacks are launched on inhabited areas areas with
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a lot of civilians with civilians and militants 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 very different issue and we know we can is not true the details of that investigation the results expected towards the end of the year will taper thank you for joining us today to talk about britain's state good and of course all the other answer questions that go along with that the u.s. and south korea are flexing their military muscles in the east china sea and lead fears north korea is preparing for another nuclear test seoul said they trills a part of regular military training while pyongyang claims its applause the target human rights lawyer and co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war every see what concerns washington is making an already inflammatory situation even worse. 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
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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 up next my tries i stays ahead that reveal this handles beyond the financial headlines.
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