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day with the deployed ranks of the military and police unable to control dissent our correspondent at the scene brings you the latest. north korea scraps its non-aggression pact with the south in response to more u.n. sanctions blaming seoul and washington for ruining nuclear disarmament talks and conducting war games. in the body of venezuela's late leader who go chavez to be embalmed and put on public display for years to come as latin america mourns the loss of its loudest voice for independence. eleven am in moscow i matras a good to have you with us here on r t we begin in egypt where the northern city of port sayed is said to be a war zone army and police units protecting government buildings from angry
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anti-government protesters that have been on the rampage since last sunday at least seven people have been killed in this spate of unrest artie's belt true has more. but there are ten scenes here in egypt's coastal city of post 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 leader post 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 whose side football massacre verdict would being moved from one prison to underneath an indication the families of the defendants in this trial would very angry and that's how these clashes began speaking the protesters 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 so treated in the same way and that people him to be ignored so forgotten by
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the government and targeted by the police and the president for his part president mohamed morsi has torn to the idea all the withdrawing the police from the city and possibly putting them in a change in power they have of course said change the head of security as well in a bid to quell this sense although we expect the conscious in the run up to this very contentious budget. belcher's sharing with you issues witnessing other scenes 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 heart of the action and it may make little difference what verdict is passed over the deadly football riots are the rest will only get washed according to sheriff cruz and egyptian american journalist from democracy now. many people expect that whatever the verdict comes down that some party will be angry other people important people in cairo or both in the security officials who are seen as getting off with
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a very light sentence for getting innocent. i think both sides will be very angry and see this lingering sense of injustice the. it was hanging over egypt for the past two years when really a good night on the streets of port sight and cairo but really right thing what goes to the heart of it is that 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 on the how morsi saying that instead of trying to really reform citizens' asians are trying to assert control remember it's not listen. north korea's officially scrapped a hotline and non-aggression pact with the south and says washington and seoul are responsible for ruining nuclear disarmament talks disappeared after pyongyang threatened the u.s. with a preemptive nuclear strike after a u.n.
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vote approving more sanctions or he's honest i see a chicken it reports. the fifteen member united nations security council presided this month by 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 ban 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 more a general idea of what this resolution is all about what it basically does is condemns this latest 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
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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 a preemptive nuclear launch if young yang were to be attacked by another country and this is of course hints at 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 of course are 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 not 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.
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restrictions imposed by the security council after previous following previous rocket launchers a nuclear test of all failed to deter p.r. yeah the co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war erik's iraq and think sanctions will only take a toll on the ordinary people there. they said they're going to limit money that by aids go toward nuclear technology well that means limiting cash when it means limiting cash for a country that can't eat itself because it doesn't have enough arable land to you to do so you're talking about taking food out of people's mouths so we have to examine why we use sanctions as something that is in essence a weapon of war and it cannot be used in this way because we're going to be taking money out of a country that needs the money to feed itself so in the end thank sions really ends up hurting people in a country who need it the most and i think we have to get over this and see that sanctions haven't worked hasn't worked in cuba and other places in for decades in
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iraq it didn't because we had to go into a war that didn't stop of saddam hussein these sanctions have generally ended up killing people on the ground and really we need to get a lot more creative than that the body of venezuela's late president will be embalmed and put on public display quote for eternity hugo chavez reportedly killed by a heart attack after a long fight with cancer currently lying in a state at a caracas military academy lizzie feelin a producer for our teens video agency ruptly stood in line to see. i'm standing near the military academy where the late president hugo chavez's body is on display in a huff open cost get i'm literally hundreds of thousands of people within the new hour off to our lives a stream and to pay their last respects to those now the media here is obviously very some of 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
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a society which prior to coming to power in one thousand nine hundred nine was one of the most unequal in the world in terms of the divide between rich and poor and the people hey it's a day 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 that very much united in the collective to time and nation to continue those socialist project their nose bolivarian is them which chavez initiated which they say not only transformed by lies but also changed 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 the feelin the gattaca russian president vladimir putin thinks display or not chavez has already written his name into the history books. to the one who chavez was a brave and very thorough a man who is able to showcase strong character to go through with his plans he
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genuinely wants to rid the country's poor citizens of them points and improve their lives but his became the symbol of independence throughout latin america while he was still alive he's joined the legendary ranks of simon bolivar fidel castro and shakers are. you well chavez death has certainly has left uncertainty not just in venezuela but across latin america with its most vocal opponent out of the picture some experts wondering whether the u.s. will use the chance to increase its footprint in the region or he's got any chickie on his me. communities 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 but also of all the latin american peoples must continue. chavis allowed us to
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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 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 chavis family and heralded 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 then. the us leftist leaders in south america good riddance to this dictator in the media and 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 that country venezuela is a place of enormous opportunity it has by surveys perhaps the largest reserves of
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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 left. tear which is financed in their campaigns in another aspect 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 u.s. 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 including but not limited to ever morales in bolivia rafael correa in ecuador and
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then they go in nicaragua chavez 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 attempt within forty eight hours of the start of the cooled with the help of the military and vast popular support chavis returned to power. but during that short period when he was deposed some in the u.s. 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 signs of policies could provide more for years after the coup childness it expressed this anger at the bush administration in
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a variety of fiery metaphors i used it to one of the other the devil came here yesterday. and it still smells of sulfur here george w. bush has long left office but suspicion and mistrust remain some argue if during these challenging. time select america washington continues to deal with the reaching using the same old tactics the hostility could be playing in washington i'm kind of shaken. still to come here on our team new head at the cia john brennan earned as the director of langley despite a controversy on capitol hill over his indorsement of the u.s. deadly drone program. how some communities in britain are battling to keep the age old traditions alive that are being put at risk by strict tax policies stay with us lots more to come here on r.t. .
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did you see darth vader is stormtroopers trying to make their way into the ukrainian justice ministry as part of a protest well 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 understand that 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 they're so satisfied with themselves in their costumes and silly gimmicks but if your protest is actually aimed at people in power then the 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. live . live. live
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thanks for staying with us here on r t seventeen minutes past the hour now president 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 hour filibuster to get guarantees that remote controlled strike craft wouldn't be used on the home front or he's a marine important as more from new york. so many u.s. lawmakers have a long objected to john brennan's nomination 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 the cia joan 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 brennan's nomination 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 might 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 that 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 it but a journalist charlie mcgraw says drone strikes are likely to become more aggressive and even less transparent donor the new cia chief. he is not only supporter of the drone program he's the architect of the drone program and as well as loving things such as rendition you know so you know what we can expect i think with john brennan is absolutely more of the same more what being spilled 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 civilian certainly than the so-called high value targets so the verification of what the missions are
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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 got 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. international officials continuing to negotiate the release of twenty one un peacekeepers held by syrian rebels near the israeli border 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 as human shields but say they can't release the captives until syrian government forces stop bombarding the area and withdraw the rebel faction involved is suspected of war crimes by human rights groups some observers say the kidnapping highlights miscalculations made by those in the west who support the
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opposition. the syrian rebels the 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 chaos in syria over use in the u.n. could not is just consequences and feedback loops of 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 are coming back and they're going to makati thoughts and unfortunately greet them duals off and shook so if i think some morals and we see an ethical compromise is no which is one of greed just on. the threats in my opinion russian scientists have found a new type of life in the water of antarctica subglacial lake vostok researchers found the bacteria while studying ice samples retreat from a death of almost four kilometers late last year the project at one of their most remote places on the planet it took years of planning the unique ecosystem is thought to have been secluded from the surface for millions of years. through the
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great survivor of italian politics finding himself convicted and sentenced to a year behind bars find out whether there's any chance silvio berlusconi actually will be sent to prison and why he was on trial in the first place that's on our website r t v dot com also online now a group of international reporters plus an r t camera man caught in a tear gas attack by as. forces while covering a peaceful west bank protest but on our website for details. finally in the news block a traditional british pint could soon become a luxury in the last five years a tax on every beer port has gone up so much many restaurants and pubs are going out of business by the thousands furthur ports on one town that found a unique way to keep their bar up and running. something is brewing in britain with the need budgets around the corner beer is set to rise again
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a third of the cost of a pint already 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. just the rights to hold up a hold on the park nor increase the tax yessica and keep down the cost for a consumer's pulps every 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 cut up the sale the people who lifted a rather than risk seeing it for into the hands of a big chain and if you need character decide it's this something a little bit different and take matters 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.
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have called very she. has kind of corporate tried to steamroll it frightens everything in its path and supermarkets are very right in the right side that every time and every high street and every time. the pubs phone leave or thirty by locals as a comfy old slipper and his previous a hit it's tourist infinity's and like closely even supposed to be famous faces sampling the local breweries the pulp 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 of duty or whatever reason or the reason it's another this just makes it to. the right around the corner and the micro that supplies the. it is all say a co-operative but see who is doing well in the case one of truth pay hauled the
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taxes 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 cools 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 pups have closed resulting in tens of thousands of job losses to rely on such as the only woman to sleep through most of them are actually going against the trend not falling sales will be gradual you don't hear increases as we. are used many times the places they service will tend to be a proper focused. role for their school for thanksgiving serving sophistry a law suit an individual basis in an environment which are some of the world's oil
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. and beyond profit it's the risk of losing a partition stitch this pretty things that just so you bring good can sing so for this work it's 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 trivia that's the old crowd might be unique in britain these days harking back to a time of community that many of us have now the gulf but it's a reminder to avoid some traditions of best preserved sarath aleksey has kidney market in cumbria more news in less than forty minutes from now stick around though for some heated debate in crosstalk stay with us.
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well. science technology innovation all the least of melamine from around russia we've got the future covered. for something evil extreme cold just a chilling threat to life a women of death it's a cooling if you look you can see that the water and got her rights and my body feels really warm now this is good for you. they plunge into icy water to make themselves stronger you can't get used to the cold but you can tolerate it and you can struggle with. people of snow and ice picks as a frost. surviving the cold.
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mornings today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are the day. oh and welcome to crossfire for all things considered i'm peter lavelle. maniacal
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dictator for a truly popular and democratic leader of the people what is his legacy did he leave venezuela and his people better off why did washington demonize him so and will the chavez revolution outlive its founder. cross-talk that chavez legacy i'm joined by george took a real mar in philadelphia he's an assistant professor of political science at drexel university and author of the upcoming book we created chavez in london we have alex boyd he is a venezuelan blogger and civil and political rights activist and in washington we cross to alex maine he is an international policy analyst at the center for economic and policy research right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it george what is chavez's legacy.


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