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r t with meat a bomb with the. america's top diplomats first visit to cairo open the floodgates of criticism from the country's anti-government groups opposition leaders accuse washington of sticking its all into gyptian political affairs and refused to even meet with john kerry they claim america is siding with the ruling islamist muslim brotherhood despite the sharp political divisions within the country policy a look said one john kerry's intentions could be in the troubled north african state. he says that the purpose of his visit is essentially to discuss regional and international issues have a wide spectrum of egyptian leadership that is refusing to retry him the criticism is coming from liberal and secular leaders they accuse kerry and the united states of siding with the muslim brotherhood and they accuse its leader mohamed morsi of essentially stepping into the same role as the ousted dictator hosni mubarak now it is true that the united states has maintained close ties with morsi but the
criticism is that he is failing to implement reforms and at the same time he is turning the country into a more religiously conservative ruling system at least two opposition figures have refused invitations from kerry to sit down and hold talks with him and this follows this week a call by the united states for the main opposition group and that is known as the national salvation front to reverse its decision to boycott parliamentary elections that are due to begin next month john kerry was in turkey on friday telling the turks that they need to improve their relationship with israel the turkish prime minister recently made the comment that zionism was a crime against humanity and response to those kerry said that the comments were objectionable this comment could indeed frustrate kerry's attempts to try and create an improvement in a strange israeli turkish relations that has hit an all time low what we essentially see through kerry's visit is an attempt by the united states to try and
appease countries in this region israel he wants to essentially ensure a television security but the problem really is that the positions of both israel and the united states in this region are at an all time low they are in the throat and in no small part due to the actions of washington and tel aviv and solves the situation in syria has only made things worse you have the rise of islamic extremism across the region following the arab spring and this is something that the united states directly supported at the same time and what we're really seeing is in washington is having to deal with problems that it created and this is essentially the core or at least part of the core of kerry's first visit to this region after taking office. me editor of the london based arabic newspaper al quds be claims america's top diplomat is visiting cairo the worst possible moment john kerry arrived in egypt very critical difficult time.
in front of the u.s. embassy today. by. this really ironic. united states that has been the safety of the water for the gates is being seen as the main support of the new emerging fascist. in egypt the boy many egyptians that's why they don't get to the street where this thing john kerry's visit is a very difficult time and states again very unpopular in streets of egypt. still ahead this hour while thousands a rally in russia's capital there demanding that officers adopted abroad are better protected shortly we report on what we what pushed people to take to the streets in protest. the u.s.
is pushing forward with a full court martial against on the whistleblower bradley manning prosecutors plan to call over one hundred forty witnesses to prove he's guilty of serious offenses including aiding the enemy that could see him jailed for life or even executed the government says al qaeda benefited from the information made available by manning our of the young soldier denies this and admits only to providing secret data to weak leaks with the aim of revealing the true cost of war out to america's entry blake was at the hearing. see manning finished reading his thirty five page statement he turned his microphone off he was done testifying and a handful of members of the press gallery actually journalists began applauding it was something that people had waited for a long time there he was speaking very truthfully and with power about what he did and why he did it and i think that resonated with a lot of people a big small man only five foot two you know of one hundred some odd pounds sitting very calm very collectively very cool right in front of the judge and read it
thirty five page statement pretty much owning up to every single fact that the government has accused him of for the last three years and it was people expected him to go ahead and plead guilty but the way in which he actually honored what he did himself in the way that he actually took still to this day is ok with with releasing information and is aware of the significance i think really shows this was someone who had committed to doing something it was aware aware of the repercussions and is ok with that private manning has already spent a thousand days behind bars just awaiting trial his defense team argues that such harsh detention conditions violated his constitutional rights and the charges against him should be dropped to as a result. swanning the case. it sure has been a rough ride since bradley manning was arrested in may two thousand and ten for the first ten months of his incarceration the former army intelligence analyst was held
in solitary confinement for twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot cell windowless cell forced to sleep naked without bed sheets and kept on suicide watch during that time hundreds of scholars experts human rights advocates as well were signing petitions and letters to have him released from what was dubbed draconian conditions essentially called torture many critics would argue that manning was essentially forced into pleading guilty ten charges because of the conditions he has been held in by the u.s. government but at the end of the day when manning stood up and owned up to what he did and from what i've been told and read about his manos apologies for his behavior for his actions. among the items you need to buy manning that had the most impact was the so-called collateral murder video.
showing u.s. helicopter attack in baghdad in two thousand and seven that resulted in civilian casualties eleven people were gunned down non had returned fire and two of the victims were going to journalists we can see here helicopter opening fire at a van that arrived at the scene two children who were inside was seriously injured in court manning compared to this to a child torturing and so with a magnifying glass from my m i five agent and he says the revelations help the relatives all through victims who seeking justice. the family hopefully picked why florence was jennifer under twenty rocky hyundai's pushed the pentagon to find out what happens after attack and can not hurt you saying that there was nobody i could i don't but i didn't know what has happened so by exposing this bradley manning. close i was your case piece and all it says to these traumatized families that's
been lied to you to be tried and i think it's also interesting that one other aspect or ours is that you tried to get some national t.v. up and mainstream media outlets to begin with the washington post the new york times on the political web site and he was dismissed and in fact not prepared for it that if this was if they were going to hold its reflection it would be make your case to you that you should press so what we see is the old model do not respond to this push towards transparency to inform the american people what is done in the name it's amazing though isn't it that the the people who actually committed those war crimes in collateral murder video have never been arrested have never been charged have been court martialed is the person who exposes war crimes who is court martialed and this happens time and time again with whistleblowers you shoot the messenger but you protect the people committing the crimes. so i have for you no longer a land of hope and glory off to the brave we explore how like this and bridge not
moving abroad sparking fears of what it could mean for the country's future. because this friendship to lead. the pack congress this sunday all to. they've been living this way since the seventeenth century. their rituals are strict. their communities aren't the celica. they clearly distinguish between their own and the alien. and guard their families and think of the treasure.
mission and free accreditation in st john's for charges free. range and three. three. two types free i told free broadcast quality video for your media project a free media oh god r t dot com you can. i i. welcome back you're watching our team thousands have turned out in central moscow on saturday to demand better protection for russian oftens the randy was prompted by the recent death of three year old maxine koosman who was adopted by u.s. parents from russia. reports on why so many felt the need to join the demonstration . at least twelve thousand people gathered in central moscow to march for the better protection of children many said they went to the streets at the call of
their heart they chanted slogans orphans need mothers not graves russia definitely has some six hundred seventy thousand orphans and finding a home for them in russia has been difficult for many that's meant going abroad for a new family although the government now wants that to change the death of maxime quiz mean in texas has brought this into sharp focus again just weeks after the law came into force restricting foreign adoptions specifically americans taking on russian orphans the u.s. district attorney ruled that the three year old died in january accidentally the final autopsy showed that the bruises on his body were self-inflicted and a behavioral disorder meant to maxime was likely to harm himself russian authorities are still not convinced and want full access to all the files of the investigation it's worth mentioning that cureall seems younger brother was also adopted by the same family from the same orphanage and is still living with them although the mother now has only restricted access so it's said it is really in moscow demonstrators called for curial to be brought home to russia and that all
those involved in finding homes for the countries or france need to work much harder in protecting societies most vulnerable children work seems cases definitely far from over both russia and the united states will continue their investigations into his death and we will tell you what they find back in their bags and getting out a growing number of bridges young professionals are departing the country to live and work abroad listen makers send accused of not doing enough to keep the bright is and the most talented people in the u.k. and that's despite government plans to cut the top rate of income tax in april and reform a examines what's driving many to greener pastures elsewhere. jesse off in search of a new life abroad that is what three and a half million britons have done over the last decade but it isn't just pensioners seeking a retirement in the sun latest figures show that actually two thirds of them are professionals age twenty two to forty four and it's feared the outflow of talent is
actually hurting the nation's economy clearly a lot of these people are trained professionals who are seeking to build a life elsewhere and i think that that's something policymakers should be very concerned about so what are the reasons for the exodus chiropractic feet treats dozens of high end london kind suffering from stress every week britain's high rate of tax he says makes many consider emigrating but that's only half the story the weather is a big factor in this country it's one thing to want to build a lifestyle basically they i know from my my point of view when i was younger in south africa for example at the weekend we could go you know maybe water skiing we could go out of a bit of a lifestyle and this is what they're seeing they're seeing it in places like florida or in the states they're seeing that some countries in europe that there's this sort of heat it's the lifestyle really it's the things people want and the quick straw poll on the street seems to confirm what he's saying but consider emigrating i definitely yes why where they are trying their finances just
a nice if it works where can i so yeah i straight is like would you ever consider emigrating yeah why. just work. with lots of lovely countries in the world and it would be nice to experience living in one of them so britain has a lot to compete with it can't change the weather but from next month the top rate of income tax will come down to forty five p. in the pound well there are no she's government needs to do more at the moment and understandably government and commentators are entirely focused on austerity but we need to send a signal about the future the twenty five year olds the thirty year olds are thinking long term. not in the immediate future and we need to try and explain to them that it's this country is the place to be that you will be able to keep more of your income that you are and that there is the place for aspiration and for growth it's here in britain despite the outflow of talent net migration into the
u.k. is still around two hundred thousand people a year and independent think tank migration what she claims than acts as a counterbalance although exactly how much is also being debated the reality is in there there are a number of talented people coming to the country but there's also as we well know there's a large migration from issues of asylum where they've come from very troubled and and difficult backgrounds through to economic migration where people are just trying to improve their lives that are not necessary replacing the level of skill that we're using so it's not a straight match for match whatever the true picture it is clear easily using it homegrown talent on average at a rate of four hundred people per day flying away from britain's economic troubles on a one way ticket is becoming an increasingly popular option andrew farmer r.t. london from the haves to the have nots say is america's food aid program and
getting to those who really deserve it. they're going to abuse the system i think everybody views a system one way or another where in new york when taxpayers are concerned that food stands are going towards the greedy and not the needy. israel could become the first ever nation to enjoy the official status of america's major strategic ally the proposed legislation will be among the issues are discussed on sunday when the american israeli public affairs committee gathering kicks off in washington however for the first time in seventy yes the gathering will not be attended to by the u.s. president or the israeli prime minister political analyst patrick henningsen says this is not the only sign the israeli lobby is raising influence we know the u.s. and some noises coming out of washington there is quite a little contingent within the united states that is looking to perhaps get into to
talk about it because they're short run and not be talking abrasively as they have in previous years and israel has entered the fray the israeli lobby is really putting pressure on those politicians in america to take a more israeli line which is a more hardcore like us to do with perhaps an flame war with our around the big change here that we're looking at is a shift there is a shift away from this kind of like allegiance to israel that is on capitol hill in washington d.c. who are splits appearing because americans are realizing that it's not in their best interest it's not in american interest to follow israel's agenda so therefore aipac. it's not beneficial for aipac to be running the government or want any more is for the past thirty years. this friendship to leave.
the apac congress this sunday all cheney. the presidents of russia and the u.s. are seeking ways to avoid further setbacks in relations between their countries there was a main theme of a phone conversation between vladimir putin and barack obama the leaders have pledged to seek new ways of ending the conflict in syria issue they don't see eye to eye on both have instructed their diplomats to push harder for a political transition to end the violence on friday moscow criticized western plans to send aid to the rebels saying it would only encourage them to seize power by force newton and obama have said they are also willing to work closer on global security issues including missile defense and concerns over iran and north korea's nuclear programs. now let's take a look at some other world news in briefs fifteen people have been arrested after scuffles broke out in manchester city center during an end to islamic protest
staged by a far right group about seven hundred english defense league activists attended the rally with about three hundred fifty people mounting a counter protest smoke bombs and bottles were thrown as police kept both sets of marchers apart the english defense league was formed in two thousand and nine interest ones to what they see as a rise in islamic fundamentalism in the u.k. . in message donia at least twenty two people have been injured in a second day of violence riot police clashed with ethnic albanians who were watching buses and taking shops as comes in apparent response to fighters protests by angry message audience they were outraged by the appointment of a new defense minister had been a guerrilla fighter in the country's two thousand and one albanian insurgency. washington spends the billions of tax dollars each year to provide food aid for those who need it the most but it seems that the food stamp program is right before
abuse with one in seven americans participating laurie have asked her whether taxpayers think their money is being spent well. according to the u.s. government more than forty seven million people now use the food stamp program are americans abusing the system this week let's talk about that one of the largest consumers of food stamps is actually wal-mart because they underpay their employees so we're concerned about people getting food stamps we should probably look in the direction of companies like wal-mart etc refuse to pay a living wage says it's clear i don't know but it sounds like they or does that bother you not why not well it should probably bother me because i'm
a taxpayer right yeah ok but it doesn't not really no why do you just assume that people are going to abuse the system i think everybody abuses a system one way or another so how do you abuse that oh you're trying to throw this back at me or you get everyone to take the fifth on the stock exchange and everybody who's ever using everything so it doesn't bother you that the numbers are increasing. no it just shows you that the there are more poor people that's what it shows you that poverty is increasing in this country amidst all this wealth well i think it's a perfectly social situation so i think that we as taxpayers have to realize that people do need help and we need to as a country support our own people it's good to be american because you can depend on the government so i mean i guess society is kind of you know hinting at that but that's all there is in the american way to make it on your own and not depend on the government or others for you think that is true but it's
a case by case basis whether or not you think people are abusing the food stamp system the bottom line is that you're american you're buying groceries for a lot more people than just your family. and now let's take a look at how music can really unite people no matter the distance as or not have been teaming up with musicians on earth to direct from the international space station so let's cross over to ground control for more from our major tom but. welcome to the google are ready to play a little music indeed welcome to the international song station. bhansali. turn. by astronaut
chris hadfield there with fellow canadian singer ed robertson the band a kid ladies and especially composed cosmic choral duet back on earth chris told us why it's so special to him music is an important part of being human and to have the chance to play and sing and write music in that new place for humanity i think is also and says yes it's still pretty novel but a little further examination reveals quite a back catalogue from earth's loftiest recording studio. here cathy coleman plays the i assess his first duet with one of the music idols ian anderson band jethro tull two hundred year old irish and also a ten and then and then once you get up there you want to share this as with most
things that though you can't be just ordinary instruments. to make their life a little brighter a guitar was a range tools and getting it on board was a royal old hassle that they had to relax the strings and i did foam rubber to prevent vibration i use it is all about sharing as chris hadfield found out the first time but playing in space with the crew of the russian space station mir back in one thousand nine hundred five. and it's a great way of sharing the emotions of the space crews some of them out of this world. of those two words such as wrong garance disappointment i'm finding out his return to earth was delayed by two months. those two station. are going to do. just got
a call from the. city we're going to. from cool pulp to us of a cosmic blues they've got it all here on the international sun station and i'm tom button for aussie your host only orbits our state she didn't plan it to. get back soon. and stayed with cosmic event travels to russia as the freezing cold. month one of the best places in the world to witness the astonishing northern lights that's after the break to stay with us.
i got a lot of messages from our t.v. wars who are very concerned about trolls living under skynet is not the american way and many are concerned about their safety and privacy congressman ted poe has introduced a bill that may address some people's concerns about drones this bill is the preserving american privacy act which clarifies how the government can use these drugs so basically the act adds bureaucracy to drone usage in order to restrict it in theory protecting people's privacy. the thing is that one side is arguing for drone usage and the other side for bureaucratic restricted drone usage but what about not using drones to spy on americans ever no drones should be used on american territory period and all.