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oid ranks in the military and police unable to control dissent a reporter at the scene brings you the latest. north korea scraps its not aggression pact with the south in response to more u.n. sanctions blaming seoul in washington for ruining a nuclear disarmament talks and conducting war games. john brennan confirmed as the new cia chief despite controversy on capitol hill over his endorsement u.s. deadly drone program. it's ten am in moscow i met reza good to have you with us here on r.t. we begin in egypt where the northern city of port site is said to be a war zone a war zone army and police units protecting government buildings from anti from angry anti-government protesters have been on
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a rampage since sunday at least seven people have been killed in this spate of unrest are true has more. there are ten scenes here in the egypt's coastal city of post sayit as the clashes continue into the night time standing right in front of the front line here we've witnessed excessive use of tear gas and by the security forces as well as hearing gunfire although i cannot confirm whether this is my mission police reports have come in that i mean you should has been used in the past few days these protests abreu counts a few days ago often defendants in this very contentious who cite football massacre verdict were being moved from one prison to unknown unknown location the families of the defendants in this trial with very angry and that's how these clashes began speaking the protestors this evening they tell me that point sayit is being used as a scapegoat in this particular trial they believe that protesters in cairo a not said treated in the same way and that people him being ignored so forgotten by the government and targeted by the police the president for his part president
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mohamed morsi has torn to the idea of the withdrawing the police from the city and possibly putting the military in power they have of course said change the head of security as well in advance to quell dissent although we expect the clashes in the run up to this very contentious verdict. well true sharing with you what she's seeing at the scene sometimes putting her at risk you can see how some protesters weren't happy with her up close reporting follow her tweets for the latest from the middle of the action and it may make little difference what the verdict is passed over the deadly football riots under arrest for only get worse according to sheriff produced an egyptian american journalist or democracy now. many people expect that whatever the verdict comes down that some party will be i'm greedy either people imports people in cairo or both if the security officials are seen as getting off with a very light sentence or getting innocent then i think both sides will be very angry
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and see this lingering sense of injustice that is hanging over egypt for the past two years when really. the streets of point sight and cairo but really what i think what goes to the heart of it is not how there hasn't been much money pounds for the former on the state bureaucracy on how citizens in the states are dealt with. that is the really really just switched who was at the top from bottom to mohamed morsi and many people are now protesting against the brotherhood i'm not how much morsi saying that instead of trying to really reform statisticians trying to assert control remember it's not listen. north korea is officially scrapped a hotline and non-aggression pact with the south and says washington and seoul are responsible for any nuclear disarmament talks this if you're pyongyang threaten the u.s. with a preemptive nuclear strike after a u.n. vote approving more sanctions or he's honest actually churkin has more from new york. the fifteen member united nations security council presided this month by
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russia has adopted a new sanctions resolution against north korea and response to a third nuclear test conducted by pyongyang on february twelfth in defiance of existing united nations security council resolutions which basically bad of any kind of nuclear testing by north korea and this latest resolution was drafted by the united states and china during three weeks of negotiations and adopted this thursday unanimously by the security council to give you a more general idea of what this resolution is all about what it basically does is condemns the sleekest nuclear test as well as any other nuclear activities conducted by north korea including uranium enrichment it also bans any further nuclear tests and calls upon north korea to return to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and most importantly the security council in this text calls for north korea to return to six party negotiations in terms of north korean reactions we have to say of course that this thursday north korean officials have threatened with
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a preemptive nuclear launch if young yang were to be attacked by another country and this is of course the united states because this week the u.s. has kickstarted joint military drills with south korea on the border between the two koreas something that can yang has dubbed an open declaration of war and we have to mention that analysts were saying that north korea is actually far from a while from having the technology to be able to set up and aim a nuclear weapon at a specific target but was of the biggest concern here is of course this provocative language that's dangerous in the united nations security council to hopes to achieve is basically for north korea to return to six party negotiations with this latest push of this new resolution from the security council and. new york. the u.s. says it's fully capable of defending itself against any possible north korean missile attack but anti-war activists brian becker from the answer coalition thanks
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washington could be deliberately provoking pyongyang. north koreans realized that the united states strategy with that right wing government in south korea and pressuring china north korea's traditional ally to go along with the program because i think china fears after the asia pivot that there's a growing danger of an actual war in the pacific to to isolate north korea but what has north korea done and north korea has carried out a nuclear test the third but they're doing it in response to major massive u.s. military exercises that our kids are conducted in a way to stage a mock invasion and bombing of their country a country that was indeed invaded twenty years ago exactly twenty years ago in fact the u.s. strategic command said we're reorienting us hydrogen bombs away from the soviet union this is after the demise of the u.s.s.r. and now targeting north korea and that's when d p r k withdrew from the
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nonproliferation treaty and began building with great earnestness its own nuclear capacity. barack obama's former counterterrorism adviser has been confirmed as the new head of the cia but before the senate could vote in john brennan his nomination was held up by questions over his role in washington's controversial drone program one republican lawmaker spoke for a marathon thirteen hours to get guarantees that the remote controlled strike wouldn't be used on the home front as artie's marine important i reports. so many u.s. lawmakers have a long objected to john brennan's nomination and there's various reasons before even getting to the drone program he's considered to have played a major role in the cia's enhanced interrogation program under george w. bush and he's also known as the top cheerleader for america's controversial drone program now that program has been criticized as having a huge lack of transparency last year brought in argued for the legality the morality in the effectiveness of america's drone program and publicly had to
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acknowledge the cia that cia drone attacks have been taking place in pakistan yemen somalia libya afghanistan and elsewhere now on wednesday senator rand paul spent nearly thirteen hours on the senate floor filibustering bread insemination in pursuit of more information about the obama administration's domestic drone policy now confirmation of brennan as cia director that vote came after the obama administration specified limits on the presidential authority to order drone strikes against american citizens in the u.s. senator paul said he was satisfied with the statement that the administration released saying it about the president does not have the authority to use a drone to kill an american in combat on american soil now washington however did not specify what you do in combat and means i know some may say well you may be playing semantics but does combat mean carrying a concealed weapon does it mean carrying a knife does it mean that it has to be a soldier so clearly there are still questions about the wording that the
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a bottom of a bomb and ministration used but clearly those that were opposed to brought in were satisfied enough with that explanation to the point where he was confirmed as the head of the cia in a better journalist charlie mcgraw says drone strikes are likely to become more aggressive and less transparent over the new. he is not only supportive of the drone program he's the architect of the drone program and as well as loving things such as rendition you know so he what we can expect i think with john brennan is absolutely more of the same more what being spilt on foreign soil for the name of spreading so-called democracy the drone isn't going out there and using a ball peen hammer to take out of baghdad and it's in and out of range a seventy thousand dollars hellfire missile and we know that there's been you know a very large percentage of civilians killed higher percentage of civilians certainly than these so-called high value targets so the verification of what the
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missions are and who is being killed and the numbers of people being killed obviously i mean we can look at this expansion of the drone program over the last several years and it's usually we find out how and how far these attacks end up being but we usually find out about it not from the government or not from an official agency but it's usually a either a news agency or the people themselves begging for this kind of activity to stop. and still to come this hour farewell commandante body of venezuela's outspoken leader who goes chavez to be involved and put on public display as latin america mourns the loss of its loudest voice for independence. and how some towns in britain are fighting to keep alive age old traditions that are at risk of being put to the axe by tax policy.
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did any of you see darth vader is stormtroopers trying to make their way into the ukrainian justice ministry as part of a protest will probably a lot of you saw this fun viral video but how many people remember what exactly they wanted and what their protest demands were all about probably not that many trust me i just did it using wacky protest tactics gets media attention and if you are pushing a cause that media attention is critical but when no one even gets what you want or why you are in that wacky costume it doesn't help there seems to be like almost a protest a culture and language like you see people protesting there so satisfied with themselves in their costumes and silly gimmicks but if your protest is actually aimed at people in power then how is it going to cure cost of goods with the opinion of heartless bureaucrats sitting in some soulless office again media attention is great but if you want to be taken seriously wearing a rainbow wig and thought while fighting for your rights doesn't seem to send the
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right message but that's just my opinion. as was staying with us thirteen minutes past the hour now the body of venezuela's late president will be embalmed and put on public display quote for eternity who go charges reportedly killed by a heart attack after a long battle with cancer is currently lying in state at a military academy in caracas lizzie phailin a producer for artie's video agency ruptly stood in line to see the body. i'm standing near the military academy where the late president hugo chavez's body is on display in a hospice open cosset and literally hundreds of thousands of people continue our off the hour it's a stream and to pay their last respects now the media here is obviously very summed
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up as you can hear also people here celebrate the man who they say not only gave them a voice but also gave them the opportunity to participate in a society which prior to chavez coming to power in one thousand nine hundred nine was one of the most an equal in the world in terms of the divide between rich and poor and the people hey it's a day of very much from the poorest parts of venezuela the poorest parts of the cities known as the barrios and also from the countryside and today they say they are very much united and i collected the time and nation to continue those socialist project known as by their very own is them which chavez initiated which they say not only transformed our lives but also tell us many pas of the wilds and the people here it's say that chavez is very much an immortal kind of figure who will continue to shape venezuela for generations lizzie feelin oxy gattaca russia's president vladimir putin believes on display or not chavez has already written his name into the history books. back to the one who chavez was
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a brave and very sorry man who is able to showcase strong character to go through with his plans he genuinely wants to rid the country's poor citizens of them points and improve their lives but each of his became the symbol of independence throughout latin america he was still alive he's joined the legendary ranks of simon bolivar fidel castro and shakers are meanwhile chavez has left uncertainty not only in venezuela but across live america with his most vocal opponent out of europe out of the picture some experts are wondering whether washington will use the chance to increase its influence in the region or he's guided she has more. millions of people throughout latin america are mourning the death of. the venezuelan leader enjoyed tremendous popular support in his country as well as the whole region he won four presidential elections and had ruled venezuela for fourteen years so you see this liberation process not only on the venezuelan people
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but also of all the latin american peoples must continue. chavis allowed us to restore faith in latin america region so that a profound transformation in the region can be carried out those are the only guards and the empire will no doubt be happy and celebrating the new peace empire is the word a host of south american leaders and used to refer to the united states in washington president obama extended his sympathy to the chavez family and herald it quote a new chapter in the history of latin america but the u.s. congress was not as restrained in their reaction to the death of the venezuelan leader the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee had this to say his death. to us leftist leaders in south america good riddance to this dictates in the media a slew of pundits embarked on a search for new opportunities that might now be available for the u.s. in venezuela. so what does this mean now for the united states and all that oil in
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that country venezuela is a place of enormous opportunity it has by surveys perhaps the largest reserves of oil in the world from the u.s. point of view this has enormous potential implications because a venezuela that moves away from chavez is foreign policy means a venezuela that's less welcoming to iran less friendly to russia less friendly to castro's cuba less friendly to leftwing regimes around the hemisphere which is financed in their campaigns and and other aspects but before america jumps at the chance to explore those new opportunities it might be useful to look back at what washington's previous efforts led to what the u.s. now calls. leftist populist governments in latin america came to power partly in reaction to decades of the us recklessly meddling in the affairs of the region for years washington had seen many of those countries as its outposts after chavez was elected in one thousand nine hundred nine a host of other leaders in latin america followed his example to varying extents
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including but not limited to ever morales in bolivia rafael correa in ecuador and then you know a lot there in nicaragua charges may not have been as hardened in his views against washington if not for allegations of the tacit support of the bush administration in the coup against him in two thousand and two he met with bill clinton a couple times and they got along just fine it was really only with george bush then when things really were turned sour and especially after the coup or tom within forty eight hours of the start of the cool with the help of the military and vast popular support chavis returned to power but during that short period when he was the post some in the us hurried to celebrate the new york times for example ran this article venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by would be dictator caracas name provides fifteen percent of american oil imports and with standard policies could provide more for years after the coup chavis expressed his anger at
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the bush administration in a variety of fiery metaphors i did it to warn the iraqi. model that when we asked sue for that idea. george w. bush has long left office but suspicion and mistrust remained some argue if during these challenging times to let america washington continues to deal with the region using the same old tactics the hostility could be put in washington i'm going to check on. international officials continuing to negotiate the release of twenty one u.n. peacekeepers held by siri. the rebels near the border with israel observers are expected to be set free as early as friday and say they're being treated well by their captors the rebel group has backtracked on earlier claims that it took the peacekeepers hostage for human shields they say they can't release the captives until syria's government forces stop them darting the area and pull back rebel
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faction valda suspected of committed war crimes by human rights groups some observers say the kidnapping highlights miscalculations made by those in the west who support the opposition. syrian rebels a literally move to tools for the u.s. in the west so the throwing money i think sixty million dollars note that the rebels in the this chaos in syria obvious in the u.n. could not is just consequences in feedback loops of lack of vision and wisdom it's chaos and they're not looking at the feedback loops the consequences of their actions no which the u.n. kidnapped in this was to come the loops that come in back and they're going to makati thoughts and unfortunately greet them do a little and shook so if i think some morals and we see an ethical compromise is know which is one of greatest greatest threats in my opinion russian scientists have found a new type of life in the water of that dark of and earth because subglacial lake vostok researchers found bacteria while studying samples of ice retrieve from the depths of almost four kilometers late last year the project at one of the most
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remote places on earth took years of planning the unique ecosystem is thought to have been secluded from the surface for millions of years. through. the great survivor of italian politics finding himself sentenced and convicted convicted and sentenced to one year behind bars find out whether there's any chance of silvio berlusconi actually serving time in prison and why he was on trial in the first place on our web site or t.v. dot com also a click away right now with a group of international reporters including in our our men caught up in tear gas attacked by israeli forces while covering a peaceful west bank pro does look on our web site r.t. dot com for more. widely in the news block a traditional british pint could soon become a luxury in the last five years the tax on every beer served has gone up so much many bars and pubs are going out of business by the thousands are tea sarah fourth
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though reports on one town that found an unconventional way to keep the boozer up and running. something is brewing in britain with the need budgets around the corner beer is set to rise again a third of the cost to the point where he goes to the tax man campaign is have said enough is enough and are calling for a freeze for six drinkers hang around ten times as much as drinkers in germany so will you just be right to hold up. hold on the no increase in charge yessica and keep down the cost for pumps over time oh tradition in person but fully understand their appeal we have to go three hundred miles from london here to hesketh new market a village in the heart of england's countryside and steeped in history ten years ago when the only pub in this but it was put up the sale the people who lifted a rather than risk seeing it for into the hands of
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a big chain and if you need character decide it's this something a little bit different masses into their own hands. together and pull the pub turning it into a co-operative believed to be the first of its kind in the u.k. have called for is a she. has kind of corporate tried to steamroll it frightens everything in its path around supermarkets are very roundabout outside the time and every high street and every time. the pubs phone lever thirty by locals as a comfy old slipper and his present to him it's tourist infinity's and like closely and you might even supposed to be famous faces sampling the local breweries the pope wasn't about money but it does turn a profit but even here the big g.t. hikes are felt every time the price goes up because it's my duty or for whatever reason or the reason it's another. makes it to the right well the corner and the
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micro supplies the. it is all say a co-operative that is doing well in the u.k. small approved pay hall the tax the major companies the best kidney markets being lucky a mixture of good business sense and strong community spirit has been the brewery and the pub have avoided the slight caused by the big g.t. escalator across the u.k. they and many others have to say lucky all big businesses can afford to pick up the tack pad it's small independent pubs that suffer in the last four years nearly six thousand pubs that closed resulting in tens of thousands of job losses for a very mild section is the only woman supposedly doing well at the moment for the team going against the trend following celtic gradual you don't hear increases as we. are used many times the prices they service will tend to be improper for.
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growth you know school was a big strings thing so for me to still love united's individual basis in an environment which up to somebody in the world for life. and the own profit it's the risk of losing a petitions to achieve this pretty things that just say boring. saying so for this work is a community it brings people together. it's more of a difference between social networking and meeting something real life there is no substitute for this kind of career outside the old crowd might be unique in britain these days harking back to a time of community that many of us have now gotten but it's a reminder to avoid some traditions a best preserved sarah. has kidney market in cumbria. truth seeker with daniel bushell still to come stay with us first though r.t. interviewing an arab member of the israeli parliament about the power struggle in
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the region stay with us. his power was the envy of emperors. 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 on oxy. to some people extreme cold is the chilling threat to life or women of death it's a cooling if you look you can see that the water in the rates in my body feels really warm now this is good for you. they plunge into icy water to make
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themselves stronger you can't get used to the cold if you can tolerate it and you can struggle with. people of snow and ice picks as a frost. surviving the cold. with me i have dr ahmed to be an arab member of the israeli parliament and also the leader of the arab movement for change dr thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. what is your reading of the recent elections israeli seem to have voted more same to end not as far right as was earlier predicted would you agree with us we thought
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that this knesset the nineteenth knesset will be much more radical than that it didn't but i'm not sure this impression is the right to the victory or the party of yet there is a future his at the end is. on the weekly of the center. of liberals of the seculars. enlargement and strengthening the liquid does that mean good news for breakthrough in peace talks i'm not sure of that. usually israelis are in love with the process not with the peace they are talking a lot about peace but doing nothing nothing in order to achieve it there are fascinated with the along with fatah or with talking with negotiations as to say that this is the goal. but it is their tool not the
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goal and its tool to achieve peace meanwhile israel is trying to rearrange the occupation not to in the completion arab parties have won the same number of seats as before but what we have noticed is a decrease in the number of arab voters turning out a cost of that now this time. it increased by three percent compared to two thousand and nine still it is very low half of the our voters are not participating why are you not able to get more people to vote we succeeded in stopping the decline and the decline was able to bring us to forty eight forty five but we are arrived to fifty six this is good this is
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a given to the direction of increases but a good percentage will be seventy or more as a minority a national minority we should vote more than the majority but we are doing the opposite and it's a mistake in the selection extreme right wing israeli parties united why are the arab parties not able to unite as well because we are not extreme but we should have one or a beautified least we tried our best to compose and to create it before the elections but in order to created all parties should agree and not all parties agree to our board proposal do you think we'll see a larger number of arabs in the parliament in the future i think yes i think next elections there will be more. mandates than to the more than eleven there is a move now after these elections.


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