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america's chief diplomat is met with a wall of criticism from the opposition during his visit to egypt facing accusations that the u.s. is siding too much with islamist rulers. u.s. soldier bradley manning pleads guilty to leaking secret data to wiki leaks but the prosecution's ready to jail him for life for what they say was aiding the enemy. and it's by my benedict the pope becomes the first catholic leader to quit in six hundred years leaving behind a church mired in child abuse and corruption scandals. live from our studios in moscow you're watching archie with me and he said now way it's the weekly this sunday for you and we begin in egypt which has given
a visit and u.s. secretary of state a fiery reception with a show of public anger against american support for the muslim brotherhood the opposition accuses the ruling is the most of stifling democracy and sees the u.s. role as unwelcome interference in the country's affairs archies bell true now reports. there was a lot of anger from the people here in egypt we saw with protests outside the foreign ministry and people actually burning pictures of john kerry saying that he was supporting the muslim brotherhood and u.s. interests here in egypt on a formal political level opposition leaders including hamdeen sabbahi mohamed el baradei failed to attend the meeting on saturday yesterday six obviously levon opposition because he used to attend the sit by himself who of course is part of the national salvation front the leading opposition coalition here he said that he
wouldn't open dialogue with john kerry the u.s. continues to pursue their interests here and to interfere at a domestic level. for his part apparently did to meet with john kerry were not sure was actually discussed. they talked to him on the phone clearly a feeling of anger towards the u.s. secretary of state who was calling for political consensus which many people interpret as a backing the muslim brotherhood policies here that has historically been a lot of anger towards the u.s. since the revolution people saw supporting husband back to form and to dictators switching their leases to the most in brotherhood and of course pushing forward this very unpopular four point eight billion dollar i.m.f. loan which will see subsidy cuts and tax hikes affecting the poorest of society. as william and all geo political analyst and author of minutes lines in oil wars told r.t. that washington is starting to realize it may be supporting the wrong side in egypt
. i think there's a double faced policy in washington the backing of the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt back in nineteen fifties when the saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their bag of organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama have the delusion that they could control what's basically a political islamic fascist movement it's not a movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi is in a life and death struggle because the populace of court was not there for this this coup and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on its support for morsi for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think and that's one of the reasons for the change between hillary clinton and john kerry to bring in a new cast of people and see. what kind of options there are in egypt as for.
italy is paralyzed by a postcode stalemate just when it needs a reliable government more than amber. the don't need to count be paid for at the current economics of the italian system we've got some projections on where the coalition chaos could lead the already struggling your that's coming up shortly. although the sequester kicks in taking a chainsaw to america's economy with eighty five billion dollars and potentially hundreds of thousands of job jobs to be cut thanks to republican and democrat baker . the first after more than a thousand days of waiting u.s. soldier bradley manning got to tell the world why he expose classified military data to wiki leaks on thursday he confessed to some of the lesser charges against him which carry a twenty year jail sentence but prosecutors are plowing on to get a conviction of aiding the enemy were important i had allen manning's reasons for
risking everything by going public. guilty but not sorry more than one thousand days after his arrest u.s. army private bradley manning admitted to being the source behind the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges against him private bradley manning minutes he gave thousands of secret documents to the wiki leaks website manning gave his first detailed explanation of why he did it manning said he uploaded troops of u.s. secrets to the wiki leaks website because quote americans have a right to know the true cost of war the purest form with you have the very sophisticated now a fifth of why you had to do it as a duty. to expose what their government was doing in their name which with illegal uncouth you home around the world so all credit to him he's a modern hero. the former intelligence analyst said he attempted to contact
traditional media outlets like the washington post the new york times and politico but failed to get through to them later deciding to pass the documents on to wiki leaks manning said he engaged in a prolonged internet conversation with the wiki leaks member called cox who he assumes was julian a songe i think it's very clear that the risks of street government secrecy are much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries and the risks wrought by whistleblowers and leaks like this one manning pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy the most serious charge which washington is determined to proof the u.s. government is reportedly planning to call a key witness to testify that osama bin laden actively sought to access material manning passed along to wiki leaks some reports suggest the unknown individual could reportedly be one of the navy seals involved in the about about raid that killed bin laden the fear here i think is that you would be sensationalizing the
proceedings and it would it would make it nearly impossible for manning to have. a fair trial in a just because we now be talking about terrorism terrorism and terrorism will get away from the fact that he has charged with the offense of releasing the information and they don't have to show that terrorists received it this will continue the obama administration has ushered in this era of pursuing whistleblowers and making certain that they are prosecuted and they go after them zealously in a manner that they do not go after other individuals that's been the thing i think is the most particularly striking is you can have private contractors who engage in weapons smuggling like like the blackwater executives or you can have bankers that engage in financial fraud and they are pursued as jealously as whistle blowers following his arrest in may two thousand and ten manning was kept in solitary confinement at a military jail in kuwait then at
a marine prison in quantico virginia for the first ten months of his detention a former army analyst spent twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot windowless cell and was forced to sleep naked without bed sheets treatment that hundreds of legal scholars including president barack obama's former harvard professor claims was cruel and inhumane punishment that may have undermined manning's psychological stability i think he was treated very horrendously and they would be they were very much trying to break him and subject him to horrors and to make it clear to intimidate people around the world who would do the kind of heroic things the ground the meeting did to try and it through them from doing that man himself said he believed the move would only embarrass but not damage to the u.s. and eventually kick start a public debate the result the u.s. was shamed in front page headlines around the world a nervous superpower launched a witch hunt against whistleblowers and wiki leaks became
a household name the cost i own private may spend between twenty years and a lifetime behind bars for an important i.r.t. new york. italy is locked in limbo a week after parliamentary elections failed to produce a clear winner parties across the political spectrum are so far refusing any talk of coalition arguably holding the balance of power is former comedian by big radio and he's suggesting that italy may leave the euro and return to the era that raised eyebrows across the eurozone which is cautiously watching how the deadlock will be resolved placing his is still behind the democrats and a coalition led by to scrape former prime minister silvio berlusconi investment adviser patrick young says italy's eurozone partners have good reason to wary the dot should veto it can't be paid for under the current economics of the italian
system of course we've heard a number of politicians who've spent the whole of the last fifty or sixty years in frankly all of western europe telling people the government would ultimately be the answer to all of their problems that era is over we're looking at a new era of smaller government smaller dept and actually a great deal more powerful isn't relevant in the government that typically it really is running into an incredible brick wall of the european union with that if the italians cannot keep sustaining the debt they already have then they have fundamental problems unfortunately with the coalition that's essentially a coalition from hayle looking at the negotiations that are noise being put together by the president it's going to be very difficult for italy to sustain itself in the euro zone and if it really is not going to be able to reliable member of your resume then there probably is not going to be a euro zone the catholic church made history this week as benedict the sixteenth officially resigned something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and as the church remains leaderless
internal divisions and a damn interpretation mean that many are losing faith are these are integral explains. it's not just about selecting a new bishop of rome some say but the very future of the catholic church the catholic church is undergoing a very important tries this it is a crisis at two levels there's a government crisis and it is a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scandals of the but the leeks far from the splendor of the sistine chapel a closer look at the recent events in the vatican to highlight disillusionment and frustration with the church once all about i distanced myself from the church when i became an adult when i started talking about what had been taught specially after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church i realize that it doesn't represent my spirituality benedict the sixteenth may have been the first pope with a twitter account but many argue this measure alone was not strong enough in
appealing to the masses know this is the age of transparency the age of the people the churches should be properly. they'd be. considered sacred. the great assets everybody now you see that they will be to be. the problem of the media they're really working on the system he went to change things about the church for people of gabrielli of this inability to face up to and much less to punish those who may be responsible for tainting the image of the church is the deciding factor in abandoning catholicism. there's another scandal with a girl who disappeared in the vatican twenty years ago and they say the man found her remains the italian police are leading the investigation here but instead of helping them about it can use obstructing the investigation it's likely they knew about this and stayed silent and on top of all those cases of pedophilia with this is just disgusting the list of controversial events involving catholic priests or
vatican officials reads like a tabloid reports of sex abuse pedophile. zation allegedly corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a field day with the scandals the vatican either stayed silent or rebuffed all accusations but those things may be looking rather grim for the seat of st peter's at a first glance there's still a chance the catholic church can make a comeback. with a church with. strong. we've become to reform but in spite of the reality recent relations have left me wondering if what we see has been blind the world is rapidly changing and that the catholic church has failed to keep pace sure it has seen a fair number of ups and downs as well as scandal in two thousand year long history
but there is opinion that perhaps taking on pleasant development sweeping it under the carpet and sealing it with a papal ring for secrecy is a tradition better left in the past in rome. a bad batch for israel that could have deadly consequences america's pro israel lobby december. seeking a closer security alliance against the wrong both countries leaders are staying away. britain consider supplying arms to the syrian rebels while the us pledged more aid for the opposition fighting president also on the way expert opinion on how the support could steer the bloody syrian conflict. there are twelve cities in the united states in which half of the people we live with. over sixty percent of. this is
a problem. it was like the big. elephant in the room and nobody wanted to talk about there were really good public health campaigns that people were really focused on this problem certainly should be about a lot less h i think a lot less human suffering. this was the envy of employers. he had good reason to trust no one. his body was found on the floor of his huge empty house. but did he die of natural causes. the mystery of stalin's day and i see.
you're watching live from moscow israel could become the first ever country to be formally designated as the united states major strategic ally the ambitious goal is apparently on the agenda at the annual american israeli public affairs committee gathering that's kicking off in washington known as a pack if the plan becomes legislation it could of lives the u.s. to support israel diplomatically and militarily if it strikes iran it could also exempt israel from any reduction in foreign aid that might result from budget cuts yet surprisingly the conflict with the palestinians is not among the topics which america's most powerful pro israeli lobby group will be tackling what's more neither of the country's leaders will be attending and that's prompting speculation the group is no longer as powerful as it used to be. there is a lot of belief that the. israel lobby is losing the clout for my life they have
had a series of reversals bush about the election the reelection of obama was a reversal. when the israeli government clearly made clear they didn't want that obama to be re-elected they were back iran then their candidate for secretary of state was susan rice she was our john kerry came in they didn't want john kerry so that was your second defeat and then we just had the spectacular defeat and the nomination confirmation of chuck able to stick terry except to just. suffer a number of the worst in the one hand they're losing plopping the other hand their agenda is getting more stream and more radical these two things are a little they used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image republicans democrats but increasingly they are openly advocating breaking agenda dad a lot of democrats don't want to be assertive so for example they are pushing
legislation to. have the congress explicitly endorse in this really attack on iran well many democrats don't want to have anything to do with that that's a contradiction to the obama administration's policy. this friendship believe. the apac congress this sunday. multibillion dollar cuts have kicked off in the united states after the white house failed to find common ground with republicans on how to cut america's massive debt the measures are likely to cost hundreds of thousands of jobs but even as the first snaps are made the blame game grows with both camps desperate to offload responsibility economist richard wall says the american people should prepare for the worst. republicans and democrats alike are committed to an austerity policy as we do in see it in europe their only disagreement is exactly who gets cut whose
axes get raisins and i'm very pessimistic as are most observers in washington that we are about to do what britain italy greece have done with the same dire consequences looming in our future if you cut government spending as we're about to do if you raise taxes on average people which we did on january first with the rise in the payroll tax those are a double whammy two hits on our economy they depress the economy they lose people jobs they make people come back and they're spending with less jobs and less bending government tax revenues go down and that the races whatever benefit you might have imagined would comment on the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budget gets worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at a time of economic crisis. john is rebels have reportedly seize control of
a prison in northern syria and freed hundreds of detainees fighters from the so-called unless our front with links to al-qaeda are believed to be among the rebels meanwhile the u.k. says it doesn't rule out supplying weapons to the syrian opposition earlier this week the u.s. for the first time publicly committed itself to sending non-lethal aid to armed factions battling the syrian government dunlop plan from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says these efforts won't bring syria closer to. sixty million dollars should not be sneezed at and what the americans are trying to do is basically to prop up a project that so far has failed if we look back to two thousand and eleven when it or a clinton was calling for the overthrow of a stance they expected the regime in syria to fall very quickly and that hasn't happened however great the rebels games may have been the regime is still fighting back and still shows no signs of collapsing and instead is the opposition which is fractured famously the syrian national council is
a rag bag of different interests the opposition is breaking up and there are plenty of people within the opposition at least according to my sources in the region who are bitterly disappointed with the west who expected a lot more money they probably wanted to steal a lot of it but certainly they have not received all that they have been promised it'll be interesting to see how much of this sixty billion dollars gets through that the ordinary syrian population is suffering very greatly from this opposition from this so-called liberation because this these paramilitary groups clearly cannot provide any basic services they are not the state. turning to some of today's top stories now further deadly clashes in bangladesh at least twenty people have been killed in violence resulting from the death sentence handed to the country's opposition islamic party leader troops have been deployed to quell the violence which has been going on for several days the party leader and other members have been convicted of mass murder rape and other crimes during the one
nine hundred seventy one war be independence with pakistan in which three million people died. a mass political reform rally has brought part of bulgaria to a standstill tens of thousands turned out environment accusing monopoly energy firms of hiking fuel prices way out of reach of households as well as anger at the crippled political system which saw the entire government resign last month in the face of an increasingly angry public. the rate that wages are falling in britain is a merge to merge i should say is one of the fastest in europe surpassed only by three other states but while the government seems on with austerity the opposition's warning that time of sort for the u.k.'s embattled middle class for some is are too sour first reports it is all but right now. for a large part of her life liz hoggard has been tapping away building a life for herself as a freelance journalist she's been part of britain's middle class seeing credit
cards pay their mortgages on time and they thrived during being but then came the bust and with the decline of opportunities there were for so long a middle class perk i didn't get a contract we knew because budgets were being cut and so all those little things you have in place you always live slightly on credit you know you go into interest in anticipation get paid quite seen that. low incomes coupled with high living costs stoking fears of a shrinking middle in britain is backed up in a report by the resolution foundation think tank it looked into what the future holds the ten million adults in the low to middle income households forecast another decade of hardship well unfortunately it's a bit of a grim prospect prices have risen faster than earnings for quite some time now and what that means is that people. simmer about perhaps
a little more but they can't buy as much with it a stark example of this is housing a couple of decades ago you've had to save for a couple of years maybe three or four years to get a deposit on a house if you're a low to middle income first time buyer at the moment you're looking at about twenty two years so middle class trimmings like foreign holidays meals out and home improvements are on hold for the time being as lives has found out she's having to sell off possessions to pay for essential is like dental treatment there's a few packing up the quotes. it's quite emotional at times and you have a rush of memory and then you think for ten years and probably if there's something really important i can find online that has revolutionized it but i also think. you know these books are. my investment in a way it's really inching exhibition catalogues that i bought back in for not very
much money just just a normal price and then of course they've become rare as the years go by so in some ways my stocks and shares been sitting on my shelves which i hadn't known about when you look online and i was something that was confronted so there is a sense of well at least i can pay for my newspaper also treating that. you know you have to not be a snob in something you cannot make times it can be hard to keep up appearances so i schemes like the one run by the store here in is that it's a proving so popular bring along a designer clothes need to fix things at the credit which could be in the store. but it was a bit of a first actually i think we're the first person to actually combine the dress exchange element with the charity. and introducing the exchange voucher system rather than buying stock in. that's the kind of give and take on them as more and more families look for ways to make their money go further the government's being
warned that without shared growth britain risks becoming a country of two halves the rich getting richer and the middle classes increasingly losing out meanwhile lives in a generation like a facing up to the reality that the britain's middle class is the next chapter is looking pretty bleak. r.t. london. after a break we'll look at why half of all a.t.v. infections in the united states occur in just thirteen percent of the population stay with us. i've got a lot of messages from our t.v.
viewers who are very concerned about drones 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 what's clear if i see 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 overseas they seem to breed more terrorists than they kill saying that there are only two sides to this issue for drones and well kind of for drones is absurd congressman poe if you would please be so kind as to change the name of your legislation to the drones are an acceptable form of tyranny act i would be very grateful to you sir but that's just.
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