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more violence in mali as a militant group launches guerrilla attacks on the previously liberated city of galle amid claims by the french military that the operation is almost complete. a lead congressional report leaves a u.s. missile shield in europe defenseless with claims the system may fail to protect america and its nato allies could be aimed against russia. and egypt braces for yet another string of antigovernment drag on the true year anniversary of former dictator hosni mubarak's ousting. it's ten am here in moscow you're watching aren't to you with me to bomb with say.
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and islamist rebel group is claiming responsibility for ongoing violence in manas mills when city of god that's after gunmen launched a surprise guerrilla attack every week into the city was rocked by two suicide bombings however france maintains the military campaign in mali to force out islamists is almost complete local correspondent reports for r.t. . the situation in mali is obviously going to have a gruesome ending there are more than enough indications of that last friday the country was shaken by the very first terrorist attack in its history according to the witness report of what was carried out by a fifteen year old suicide bomber that of arab descent the bomber was the only one killed after the detonation a few hours later responsibility for the attack was claimed by the mosher watch jihadists one thing to remember here is that this is a bass desert territory and therefore it is very difficult to control this attack is just another example confirming that despite the news reports of the french army
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having taken over gal timbuktu into doubt there is still a long way to go before jihadists are ousted from the country in severe artie's crew was given access to the civil defense camps where volunteers and civilians are preparing to fight against the jihadists the f.l. and they and gondokoro the local pro-government militia movements that account for a total of two thousand eight hundred operatives but do not support the strategy chosen by the french in mali and joining forces in fighting the terrorists. we share the same goals but what they did was a really bad service to us all there was not really about the army itself al-qaeda had been operating on mali and territory for a number of years now they have all those and they keep getting more by kidnapping white people for ransom insurance pays them to have their citizens returned and then the terrorists have cash to buy weapons if we talk about al-qaeda there's no way the army can fight it because she it's terrorism in action. those paramilitary
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who know the terrain well say fighting a war they cannot take part in is meaningless one thing all these paramilitary groups have in common is their patriotism and zeal to protect their country and drive away the narco terrorists but this is a losing fight given the financial resources and ammunition stock they have. put out. i'm ready to go it all lengths i'm ready to give my life right now to save my family up there in the north because we're all here have families i believe france will still these attacks for a while or in the french troops leave they will start all over again because the criminals are still out there hides in him on the civilians not all of them have been caught really need to be given the mandate to complete this mission our own we're ready for it on the we can do it because we grew up in the north we know the terrain and the people so we're the only ones who can stop them and find them in the villages and the desert where we know every corner and every punch of land.
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overall while the jihadists forces are taking over their land kidnapping people and using suicide bombers to fight for their cause the civilian population remains the country's most vulnerable at root. really aren't he is can and should you can speak to russia's i'm best suited to the un vitale tootin about the possible reasons for the ongoing conflict in the full interviews on air six forty five pm g.m.t. all you can watch it on our website at r.t. dot com but here's a quick sneak peek. at a question of spring was the dramatic events and libya we're in the course of the crisis of course lots of weapons were brought into libya and there was a lot of there were lots of weapons as it is but still many more weapons were brought into libya during the recent hearings which then secretary of state clinton had in the house of representatives one of the congressman said that they had
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information. with a wink and nod as he put it from the united states brought in twenty thousand tons of weapons into libya and you know twenty thousand tons you can arm a small terrorist army and of course this is exactly what has happened in mali definitely we see spillover from ability and crisis to neighboring countries. most likely the spillover effect of other. as well for instance it may well be there are many indications to that effect that the terrorist attack. in syria had something to do i mean close to the libyan border also have some sort of libyan connection in terms of people maybe weapons there is an agent from libya participating about attack. the u.s. missile defense shield in europe is under further scrutiny after
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a lead congressional report revealed the system may be unfit with purpose the study it claims of the shield may not be able to protect america and its nato allies from a potential iranian missile strike the report also acknowledges moscow's concerns that the u.s. is demanding mines or russia's a nuclear deterrent they're all over the missile shield has strained relations between the two countries as washington refuses to give moscow a legally binding guarantees that the system is not aimed against russia president obama had promised to be quote more flexible and quote on the subject after his reelection but some of the u.s. will give up on his geo political ambitions. i don't think it was ever intended to protect against iranian missiles something in fact that do not even exist iran has no nuclear weapons nor do they have capability to launch a missile all the way to the united states clearly this missile defense system has
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always been about surrounding russia and china and that's why it doesn't the math doesn't work when you look at having it protect against an iranian system fact as nato is expanding in its encircled moment of russia i think we're only going to see more of these so called again missile defense deployments into various nato countries looking at how this oligarchies runs our country today how the corporations control our congress i think it's clear that congress will continue to support these systems the new secretary of defense that obama is nominated chuck hagel former republican senator from nebraska was one of the co-sponsors in the senate of the missile defense program so he clearly is a strong ally of this system. any tips more than a dozen political parties are promising to bring their supporters to the streets on
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the day martin two years since the ousting of of former president hosni mubarak monday's rallies which will include a march on the presidential palace i intended to increase the pressure on the country's new leader mohamed morsi is islamist led government is accused after present measures after last week's decision to shut down the video sharing website . and the regime protests have led to bloodshed in the capital and elsewhere in egypt spokesman for the opposition aftermath how a recess people are so disillusioned with the government and they no longer need to be called to protest. people are going to go into the streets they are going on the streets willingly they don't really need any opposition calls for due process because the whole country is in a standstill there's nothing moving forward because there is no real administration at pressing the people needs and the people demand the actual anger in the street so the only solution that i can see and any sane person can see that the opposition
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the rebels the brotherhood and all the different political factions to be in a quality of government that would be the only solution and the only way out because at that moment this government will take responsibility for any reform that's going to be as one of the happening of the country but the idea of just excluding everybody out of the government post revolution country in a country that's acting calling for democracy where there is no real parliament in session that can hold the president or the government accountable to the failures of administering the country and then refusing to have a quality of government that's just a call for chaos. still to come enough bullets and battling to save lives amid economic troubles expect the u.k. blame government lacks in mental health services a suicide rates need a significant a plus. guessing a game in a few minutes we explain why many colleges in ukraine i'll trade by the authorities
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decision to go ahead with multi-billion dollar i guess deals with the west these stories in detail and more just say hey. girl. he knew. he. knew each.
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i i. i. i. i. this is our team suicides rates up in the u.k. with experts blaming a combination of issues including personal debt and cutbacks to the mental health budget a problem that is prompting calls for greater government action are reports for the last year and a half and thorn has been coming to terms with the tragic death of the son aged just twenty three toby took his own life writing his final words on the back of a bank statement after racking up a three thousand pound overdraft and a five thousand pounds student debt it was just the shock it wasn't following one that had a history of depression or mental illness or even had come across as being down all
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the press. you know in the last few weeks months of his life if anything he came across as someone you know didn't have a care in the world following his death and became a trustee for the charity piracy which aims to prevent suicide among young people from a home in cornwall she even runs her own blog giving advice but it's a battle her charity and similar ones around the u.k. are struggling to win suicide is on the increase according to latest figures accounting for six thousand deaths between twenty ten and twenty eleven a rise of seven percent so why being increase while an inquest ruled that toby's financial problems working for britain factor to his suicide experts nice a bit amazing u.k. economy is partly to blame for the recent surge in deaths nationwide areas of high unemployment such as camden here in london are among those worst affected and it's a problem compounded by cutbacks in mental health services the double whammy effect
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of the recession is that the people are becoming more distressed more anxious and therefore more at risk of wanting to take their own lives at the same time whether sterrett and cuts means that we have fewer psychiatric beds that the crisis isn't there and if that isn't enough the growth of same day loan companies and intimidating debt collectors are adding to the pressures people are feeling according to researchers that brighton university we have some very very good regulations that protect people look at things plastic debt collection however it appears that it's likely well it's because these practices do it in response the u.k. government has announced plans to crack down on aggressive bailiff's from next year late night visits will not be allowed and restrictions will be put on what property can be seized they are also spending over a million pounds on research as part of
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a suicide strategy plan. but that is only one very small step in the right direction for someone like again there's no easy answer i mean one thing i've learned more about through a thought than i ever wanted to know but i've done a lot of reading and research and it's truly complex hopefully entirely the trend will go down with what we need to be doing more andrew farmer to r.t. london. right there's more news on our website at archie dot com let's check out what other stories a way for you they write you can also find a regular safety drill on a fancy cruise line up that went to terribly wrong when a lifeboat fell into the sea killing five people we've got the details at r.t. dot com. and french police arrest a pal of identical twins but have no on the option but to turn to an expensive
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d.n.a. test to reveal which one of them committed an alleged string of sexual assaults find out more details why and how much needs to be fought out online. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here all tonight reporting from the world talks about the fifty yard p. interview intriguing story for you here. troy told pti arabic to find out more visit arabic t.v. . the ukrainian economy continues to struggle with moscow slapping a new multi-billion dollar gas bill on the country's last month as a result of origin isn't working on enlisting western companies to explore its shale gas reserves to help boost their coffers however that isn't going down well
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with the country's environmentalist. reports. it was described as the day of ukraine's energy independence when in november last year a key have signed a one billion dollar agreement with a spanish utility to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the black sea coast delight quickly turned into dismay when it emerged that the man signing the deal had nothing to do with the company three months later ukraine's leaders were shaking hands again this time with boiled dutch shell having signed a real deal to explore and develop the country's potentially he would shale gas reserves reportedly the third largest in europe. the expectation is about eight to ten billion cubic meters of gas production per year and the highest is up to about twenty two twenty five once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter. this
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is definitely sweet music to keep for years ukraine has been striving to reduce its relies on imports from russia especially now when gas. was seven billion dollars for violating gas agreements this project is definitely good we would pay between one hundred fifty to one hundred eighty dollars per cubic meter of gas instead of the four hundred fifty dollars we're now paying to gasp but if everything is so promising why are people out in force against the shale gas initiative for the second if not worse for years ukraine has often been divided on many different issues from perception of history to the official number of state languages and then you shale gas initiatives are no exception even sworn political enemies hardline nationalists and communists have put their differences aside and spoken out against. the opposition even proposed a bill prohibiting the exploration and extraction of shale gas with.
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information on how the gas is split between shell chevron and ukrainian companies this class it is still not clear if it's going to be profitable plus the companies don't care about harmful it will be to the environment. but political battles the size ecologists are the most concerned with a potential threat from the shale gas program they insist it could lead to a full blown strophe but whenever they speak out the pro-government media labels them as agents of gas. usually and different chemicals that extract more gas from the rocks and so the underground system which provides fresh drinking water is completely destroyed because water is a strategic ecological resource and when one spoil it the area becomes practically non-viable. even in the most optimistic scenario ukraine may see its own shale gas filling its pipes only in a decade from now ecologists insists they're not against shale gas in principle
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just that the potential environmental impact from its extraction needs to be researched and assessed before drilling begins they have already sent a letter to the president the question is whether those at the top will be willing to listen let's see russia. reporting from q ukraine. morning national news now and the head of the syrian opposition in exile has renewed calls for peace talks with the assad government in the rebel held north of syria but at the offer comes with a certain demands including the release of one hundred sixty thousand prisoners damascus says it would agree to sit down for talks but without any preconditions the opposition wants to negotiate the departure of president assad which embattled leader has so far refused to consider it's also unclear if the altai did link to armed rebel groups in syria would support a cease fire this comes as the top u.s. military officer says he supports arming the insurgents to bring the hostile and to
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the conflict. the authorities have held there for as a reconciliatory talks with the opposition in bus train both sides are saying they're ready to continue dialogue to stop and to resume protests which a lot. so two years and claimed up to eighty lives pro-reform campaigners are calling on the government to deal with police brutality and perceived the discrimination the city monarchy claims it's implemented some of the reforms that he had activists say it's too much paul concentrated in the hands of the scene. a stampede at an overcrowded railway station in northern india has left at least thirty six people dead with local media warning the death toll could rise the accident reportedly occurred after railway officials announced a last minute change in the platform tens of millions gathered on the banks of the gandhi's river for the religious festival the most significant hindu pilgrimage
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that takes place every of yes. in the latest development of the political crisis in tunisia the presidents a secular party has threatened to leave the islam is led coalition government the moves expected to be confirmed late on monday it comes after days of violent protest in response to this escalation of a prominent opposition figure which some of blaming on the country's islamist rulers ria phenomena is in the capital tunis with more forty eight year old lawyer shockley belied criticize the islam is to government for creating a religious state internees here and burying democracy now belied is dead but his ideas are not to music. the country has been in crisis economic political and social the ruling troika how to chauncey bailey a year and a half but we didn't see any progress the death of our comrade becomes the last
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rule. and the move to the streets with protesters demanding the authorities and mabel to protect its citizens to leave the secretary was i'm crying because below he was a symbol of dignity and a symbol of the defense of the country to see that this is a political assassination and that means the violence is not over the political short people can lose yet the interior ministry said that one million and they have joined the ceremony that turned into a political minister's taishan people said that if the crowd reached the city center it would have been the last day of the government. as your attend the funeral of shockey belayed on friday after the seventy try to make their way to the city's main haven't yet to continue and seek i didn't protest but they were not allowed to do that police used tear gas immediately to start the day such a street is packed with people with slogans we're hearing a completely different. kerry an islamist flags people masterly
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in support of the ruling and not a party the local branch of the muslim brotherhood police were at the scene to protest and demonstrators this time this reverse gathering didn't pull more than five thousand participants but the government used this to illustrate that their position was still strong. men did improve the people support and believe our party needs all of our revenue and they try to say face but don't have the choice they lost credibility and have no choice but to dissolve the government which is by de facto dissolved already. standing on the brink of a political crisis prime minister proposed to form a new cabinet consisting of neutral politicians his own party rejected the plan and cruz and anxiety over possible for the plate and fears are growing that the political divisions may lead to even more victims always threaten to another guy
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from the opposition was a time to the funerals i don't want to panic and say x. why is that person but there is a list of people those who fight for the revolutions principles liberty democracy dignity we're all in danger two years ago tunisia became the first nation to have an arab spring revolution that has been hailed as a success story praised for the minimum of violence and turmoil but as we watch the country face a political implosion it's maybe only now that this plane that has been wound up tightly it's been sprung for three days clashes between police and protesters shook the country leaving many injured and cars burnt out across the city but it all finished as quickly as it started just hours later the capital looks empty and come and the loudest noise here at the moment is sound of birds twittering humiliation nationality jeezy a huge shortly on our team pizza lavelle and his guests discuss
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the ongoing strife in africa and foreign interests the us and crosstalk coming away just a couple of minutes. some countries want oil but that's kid stuff who needs oil when you could secure the world's largest supply of trucker darryl soda. exclusively in sweden and meeting sweden for absolutely no logical reason is a possible you say well supreme commander of the swedish armed forces general sphere guru and son must have watched red dawn too many times because he thinks the russians are a common general durance and declared that if invaded by russia sweden wouldn't be
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able to last a week against the onslaught therefore sweden must immediately join nato he said that currently it is not quite possible to invade sweden but due to the two thousand and eight war with georgia it is possible for russia to somehow push through established european borders bring their forces up to sweden gates putting the generals country in danger but guess what according to your own council of the european union georgia started the war so by that logic if the two thousand and eight war with georgia is the example of the future then don't kill russian peacekeeping troops and you'll have nothing to worry about but general goran also made the point that president putin is rearming the russian army hinting at a threat of being heavily armed to defend yourself is a bad scary thing then joining up with nato seems to be pretty hypocritical if the people of sweden want to join nato well that is their choice but they shouldn't be tricked into having their taxpayers pay for their sons to die in afghanistan based on totally bogus arguments that make no sense but that's just my opinion.


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