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people killed hundreds injured in egypt is the army steps in to break of fierce riots in port side even clashes happen after football violence defendants were moved between prison. we take a look at the deadly consequences of the u.k. government's tactic of stripping passports from citizens it suspects of terrorism but has no evidence to prove. war nukes and a growing rift with the administration dominated a meeting of america's most powerful israeli lobby while protesters outside make sure there are other problems at hand. very adjoining a chorus of european or asian stepping up claims for independence saying it's done with bailing the capital out of financial misery. eleven am in moscow i matter as
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a good to have you with us here on r t we begin in egypt where one police officer at least one protester have been killed in the city of port cited the army stepped in to break up clashes there leaving more than three hundred injured violence erupted over a decision to move those detained over last year's football riots to prisons outside the city this came during the u.s. secretary of state's visit for talks with president morsi that have reached the opposition parties bell true as the latest from cairo. this started to offer thirty nine defendants in this post are you trying to push the about this ed muskie that happens in february of this this post are you based focal much these defendants are being moved to sammy's a very angry about them being relieved they gathered at the security a direct trip building and broke out between the police forces and protest this of course you will see how violence in months were the naldo cities here in egypt this is after a young man was killed he was run over by a police vehicle the minister of interior saying it is
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a mistake to his father how to maintain so he wanted to twice i would write scripts reporting that a field hospital in the. political group a popular current headquarters was also attacked by police with tear gas what we're really getting is chaotic can't quite find it reports across the country including here in the capital offenses haven't broken out on the cornice between anti-government protest this and security forces were posted this is all the banks of the u.s. secretary of state says visit to egypt which was seen to be very unpopular here in egypt he spoke with the president today and said he would america with that pledge four hundred fifty million dollars to the country however this is done little to peace the people i see roy and how his meeting yesterday protesters gathered in front of the foreign ministry and burned pictures of john kerry saying that he was here to support the mission brotherhood and push an american interest william cohen analyst and author of myths lies in the oil wars things washington is starting to
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realize it may be supporting the wrong side in egypt i think there's a double space policy in washington the backing of the muslim brotherhood calls back to the cia's role in each of the nine hundred fifty s. when he saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their. organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama. the delusion that they could control was basically political islamofascism movement of the movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi is in a life and us struggle because the popular support is not there for this this who and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on us or diplomacy for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think 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 this morning
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. having a british passport revote could be a death sentence recent figures suggest the number of people having their passports torn up on national security grounds has recently soared on the black list are people let in suspects are linked to terrorism but it doesn't have enough evidence to prosecute some of the former british nationals have been allegedly detained tortured or even killed abroad let's take a closer look now at british foreign mohammed soccer had his citizenship revoked almost three years ago he just turned twenty seven when he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in somalia is a close friend albert jar we who came to the u.k. as a baby and grew up there was killed out of the same circumstances in somalia within hours of calling his wife in london to congratulate her on the birth of their first son the same year a sudanese british man took his four british children on a holiday to the sudan four days after leaving he was stripped of his citizenship and his children were prevented from growing up in the u.k.
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another case a british born family including three kids all stuck in pakistan after losing citizenships while they were there two years ago let's go now to london where he's andrew farmer spoke with the journalist behind the investigation. well the full extent of chilling government program to rid the country of suspect terrorists has been revealed we now know that over the last three years sixteen people have had been stripped of their british passports and the grounds of national security critics claim that these suspects have little chance of a pale with human rights lawyers actually describing the whole process as mediæval and sinister well to talk more about this is chris woods from the bureau investigative journalism which actually broke this story chris with a new report it says or people are claiming that this completely ignores people's human rights and also the basic principle of innocent until proven guilty what is the evidence to support this all of these sixteen individuals who have citizenship revoked their passports canceled on the personal side of the home secretary so the
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courts have had no citation in this process we don't know the evidence that's been laid against these men. and even if they are able to get an appeal which is very very difficult that appeal will mostly be heard in secret and again those affected and their lawyers may never know the true extent of the evidence against them so it's a very secretive process in which the rule of law really does seem to be absent in some places and that's been commented on by judges sitting looking at his presence some of whom raised the point that the government has waited until people got on family holidays for example before stepping in and removing my citizenship effectively locking the door behind people and not only locking those affected out of the country but their families as well the children who are british british born unable to come back into the country without separating the families and so on so this can have very serious implications far beyond the individual suspect as we know to these suspects that are actually being killed by us strange strikes is that
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a coincidence there's no proof yet of any direct connection between those events but certainly people are asking questions it is clear that those people died after the certain shit was removed as part of an active targeting by the united. states and again neither of those individuals were ever charged with any offense in the u.k. we know they were accused of serious terrorist offenses but there were no charges have been laid against the government's response so far has been to say that citizenship here in the united kingdom ease is a privilege and also wrong to sticking by their guns though these are all cases where the government has to because of their concerns about the threats that these individuals represent your heart your kingdom so if the home office you they've done the right thing and they're sticking by their action ok chris thank you we will have to leave it there it is worth pointing out that the government has had these powers since two thousand and two well that would is this current government is really ramped up its use and over the last three years the number of cases has increased from six to twenty one and of course as we've heard the government only
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has to publicly justify what it's doing on the grounds it is in the interests of national security. more examples of a british us connection last june a former london based care worker madi how she lost his citizenship and was allegedly pressured by british secret services to work as an informant after rejecting m i five software he was reportedly secretly sent to the us where he's apparently facing tara charges we caught up with his father who says his son is being unfairly persecuted it was unexpected and shock to the horror family who are pretty sure who are leads he has a pretty sick but it's a lot of a shock to us who had wondered how it could be like that for someone just to be as if she's just to be provoked like that petition has been removed from what he was out of the car that he was away and it was even hard for us to contact him to operate against the kids all i can see is that mighty he's a muslim and belief and he's a practicing muslim but being
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a muslim is not being an islamist that's all i can say oh that's why that's always been victimized. on our website taking to the cloudless skies a vast array of planes old and new on display at an international air show in melbourne australia visit our web page for the spectacular photos and video plus. tragedy striking eastern siberia and it's a group of teenagers one freezing myself before alerting emergency crews five remain missing all the details on our team dot com. explosive warnings of military action against iran coming in hot and heavy at the american israel public affairs committee conference in washington israel's most ardent supporters pushing for greater u.s.
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backing the meeting drawing fire itself with protesters staging a somewhat colorful demonstration among their concerns aggressive settlement extend expansion of palestinian land and warmongering by netanyahu artie's guy named shaky on takes a look at the aims and goals of the conference. the pact is pushing for a congressional resolution that you say should is will decide to strike you want the u.s. would give all the support including military options mosque to the main. i . have stated this time in the game and we expect those who say to me that this kind of a congressional green light for preemptive strike although non-binding is seen by some as a way to put more pressure on the obama administration which so far has been reluctant to see the u.s. dragged into another war in the middle east the moonless will never abandon their
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nuclear efforts unless they genuinely believe that america is serious. about keeping all options on the table. many of the conference said they thought the administration was soft on iran but that's a view that was expressed on the sidelines not from the podium the potential of it is really nuclear defense is the only thing that's keeping the country alive not relying on america because obama has not been forthcoming in defending them against iran in fact he's been stalling them apac is also pushing for legislation that would designate israel as a major strategic ally of the united states the question many ask is why does the country that's perceived as being closest to america suddenly need the congressional seeing the full will now according to an n.b.c. wall street journal poll that came out just a few days ago fifty five percent of americans now no longer want any sort of preference between either side of the israeli palestinian conflict the lobby maybe
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this is a chance particularly in the face of sequestration where there could be cut just across the board almost two hundred million dollars they could view this as a last chance to tie in support. by huge issues the subject of conflict with the palestinians has received considerably less attention at the summit in iran but the general impression here is that what's widely regarded as the most influential lobby in the american politics has detected a potential threat not just from israel's neighbors but from inside washington itself. in the wake of two wars in a battered economy we see signs of an increasing decided to disengage from world events and focus inward this growing yearning to untangle from what is perceived as too complicated a world effects both parties conservatives and liberals alike they just want out. for israel even the tendency toward isolationism is extremely dangerous
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refusing to speak on camera some of the delegates expressed frustration over the president's decision to nominate chuck hagel as defense secretary chuck hagel is known to have been critical of the pro israel lobby president obama will not be speaking at the apac conference this year but he'll be traveling to israel at the end of the month and one of the speakers here said it's going to be a real challenge for him to show that deep down and i quote him he really understands israel under threats that he faces that gives an impression that the apac is not too happy about the administration seemingly trying to play down the war talk in washington i'm going to check on. the lack of a widespread appetite for a strike on iran maybe only the latest in a series of reversals for apac according to analysts robert naiman from just foreign policy there is a lot of belief the. israel lobby is losing the club from
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a high level but they have had a series of reversals bush about the election the reelection obama was a reversal where the israeli go here you clearly need for years even. when he was elected to that where are most then their candidate for secretary of state was susan rice she was john kerry. they didn't want john kerry so that was your second defeat and then he just had to stick ten feet and the nomination confirmation of chuck able to stick to these just suffer the number of we're still in the one hand they're losing plump and you hear their agenda is getting more extreme and more radical these two things are they used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image republicans democrats but increasingly openly advocating a great. dad a lot of democrats don't want to be assertive so for. a militia's explosive temper
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spoiling libya's business plan is coming up the country stopped exporting gas to italy after a fierce gun fight between rival groups of the right to guard a plant. and a hearing into the accusations of tax evasion against russia's late lawyer started magnitsky starts monday after a short break we were reporting on the court case that is up and running despite the fact that the suspect is dead. and. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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thanks for staying with us now seventeen minutes past the hour a moscow court launching a pretrial hearing in the case of the late russian lawyer survey magnitsky he was arrested five years ago on tax fraud charges and died a year later in custody his death led to the u.s. introducing travel sanctions against several russian officials a move that calls an international spat between moscow and washington for more on this i'm joined live by our tease alexei. so thank you for joining us alexei this hearing is going to start later despite the fact that circuit magnitsky is no longer alive died while in custody so what's the point of this trial. for the prosecution has justified his decision to resume the case against magnitsky which was stopped in two thousand and nine after his death because even despite that the man in question has been dead for more than three years because the case has been so much controversial and there is a certain need to find out whether magnitsky had anything to do with the alleged embezzlement and tax evasion something he was accused of back in two thousand and
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eight when he was arrested the family of the deceased man said that they would not participate in this trial believing that this trial is a violation of human rights but the prosecution insists that this is not a violation of the law despite that the man is dead they still want to find out whether those accusations against him had any substance behind them i'd like to remind your viewers that he was arrested in two thousand and eight accused of helping his supervisor william browder to evade taxes of more than one hundred million dollars later in two thousand and nine he died in custody allegedly because of mistreatment. in prison now the case has been resumed it's only a preliminary hearing and we have no indication whatsoever so far how long the hearings will last but certainly we'll keep our viewers up to date with all the developments in the story of the reverberations from making its case death have spread far beyond the scope of what had originally started tell us more.
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well it's worth mentioning that it's not the case against magnitsky when he was alive which sparked so much controversy it's the fact of his death which has been rather controversial even on the international level the us congress passed the magnitsky as the so-called magnitsky act which imposed a certain string of sanctions on the russian officials travel sanctions the russian state duma responded with another law the law restricting adoptions for u.s. citizens believing many cases of mistreatment of russian adoptive children in the us being a violation of human rights as well to definitely this has been a very controversial issue with the russian prime minister medvedev saying many times that this case the particular case which is now being heard has nothing to do with politics it's not a political case it's the economic case and that it must be brought to the very end definitely a very interesting story and we'll certainly be looking forward to seeing any developments on whether this preliminary hearing will become a full time trial any time soon all right we'll check back in you for updates
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thanks very much alexei or shift key joining us live from moscow. but varia joining catalonia and scotland in moving toward separatism many politicians there believe germany's largest state is better off going it alone complaining that it's forced to fork over too much cash to poor relative berlin or his peter oliver takes a look at how far the varia could be willing to go. germany reviewed by twenty three years ago the cracks are showing in at least one of its regions void. we want an independent state of bavaria this is an extraordinary aim there are twelve million variance if independent we could be the ninth biggest nation in the e.u. with the fifth largest annual economic turnover i'm convinced we have the cultural historical and economic strength to survive the bavaria parties campaign literature certainly doesn't pull any punches when it comes to showing how they believe the
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rest of germany treats the sun state the group poses little threat to germany's political big guns it took just over one percent of the vote locally in two thousand and eight but their ideas are spreading increasingly influential circles over a limited shift to predict when i look at the map of europe and of history i see that boundaries are not made to last forever if they can be moved by free people czechoslovakia made with a peaceful transition into two democratic states in two thousand and fourteen scotland will have a referendum as there is work being done in catalonia this movement is happening in europe today. the varia is booming when it comes to business it's home to some of the most recognizable and expensive brands in the world b.m.w. audi. and siemens have their base of operations here while munich is one of the world's major economic centers all contributing to an annual income of almost half
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a trillion euro a major factor which sticks in the craw of the variance is how about wealth is distributed throughout the federal states they're sick of paying for poor berlin it hands over around three billion euros a year to the capital what impact would an independent bavaria have upon the daily lives of those living and working there to find out i've come here to the beautiful bavarian countryside to speak to are very keen on it dependants. yossef farm produces bio gas something he diversified from dairy you know generates electricity from local homes definitely a case of where there's smoke there's money but it's where his tax cut goes that's concerning him more than the smell the hallway stock is getting tickets were completely and represented in germany on our own we would be a good size european state all we are now on the fun and sears of berlin and others
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. and there's more at stake than just money to one of europe's oldest states. since reunification there's been too much number of very an influence on i want my kids to grow up feeling very culturally linguistic no one learns the foreign language in school we want to change that. when germany's unity day celebrations get underway in the old some cases might find that here in the largest states they're more keen on policy weighs them upon seeing these are all of. the various. turning now to some other international stories this hour workers first spain's iberia airlines set more than a thousand flights as they plan a second round of strikes lasting five days last week the firm said it wasn't giving up its plans to cut salaries and x.
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almost four thousand jobs or around twenty percent of the company is estimated each day of striking could cost the airline ten million euros. a massive car bombs gone off outside a mosque in the pakistani city kharaj killing at least forty five and injuring many more police say one hundred kilos of explosives were used to ripping through several buildings and setting fire to others no groups yet claimed responsibility the shia population in the city often targeted by sunni muslim groups. fifty thousand people protested the cities across prague area marking now. in a liberation day angry at the rising cost of life and political corruption their former prime minister boyko borders so forced to quit last wednesday under public pressure and new elections planned for early next month rolling demonstrations have grown into a backlash against the whole political system there. in south africa eight police men caught on video dragging a man through the streets handcuffed to a police van are due to appear in court charged with his murder the man from
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mozambique you can see in this video died from head injuries and internal bleeding that taxi driver arrested for parking his car illegally videos outrage in south africa after it was broadcast on television. libya forestall gas exports to italy after a deadly gunfight between two armed groups in the north west shooting broke out after an argument between militias over who should guard a major plan conflicts like this have become regular in the post revolution country only as a kiwi from the pan african newswire things libya stability may have fallen victim to western energy interests. some nine billion cubic meters of natural gas from libya is export it to italy constitutes eleven percent of the national supply of natural gas to that country and now western europe and i think this is a reflection of the fact that there is this codependency between the former
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colonial power of italy and libya they are attempting in many ways to productize the natural gas as well as the oil industry inside of libya of course the majority of libyans are suffering immensely as a result of this post gadhafi political configuration and as we've seen the clashes between the various militia groups as well as the so-called army that is still simply out of the control of the general national congress is still not in a situation where it could actually bring about stability. coming up we'll look at the mystery of the death of a man who helped shape the twentieth century joseph stalin stay with us.
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john kerry made his first major verbal gaffe as secretary of state by mixing the nonexistent country of courage to stand in one of his speeches of course it is funny when politicians misspeak george bush was pretty good at that but i can say that we all make mistakes when we speak trust me it is very easy to butcher the pronunciation of someplace on earth like course to lobola or walla walla washington the thing is that he didn't just misspeak his speech was written correctly and if you look at his eyes as he said it he wasn't really looking at notes or something he was reading it off of a teleprompter right now i am reading off a teleprompter but i put every word there myself which is probably why john kerry is spelled with a q but my question is would kerry and prompter mr obama just read anything put in front of them to they even really know the realities of the tiriel they're reading in their speeches and who are deeply versed on some subject and you should need to read word for word from.


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