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they was deployed ranks of the military and police on able to control dissent our correspondent at the scene has the latest. korea scraps as non-aggression pact with the south in response to more un sanctions blaming seoul and washington for ruining nuclear disarmament talks and conducting war games. the body of venezuela's hugo chavez to be a bomb to put on public display for years to come is latin america mourns the loss of its loudest voice for social justice. is one pm in moscow i met très a 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 army and police units protecting government buildings from angry protesters that have been on the rampage since sunday at least seven people have
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been killed in this spate of unrest artie's belt true as more. 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 by the security forces as well as hearing gunfire although i cannot confirm whether this is my mission only reports have come in that i mean ition has been used in the past few days these protests a broke out a few days ago often defendants in this very contentious football massacre verdicts were being moved from one prison to an 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 i need is being used as a scapegoat in this particular trial they believe the protesters in cairo a not said treated in the same way that people who are 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 possibly putting the minutes in power they have of course a change the head of security here as well in advance to quell dissent although we expect the clashes in the run up to this very contentious verdict. belcher's sharing with you what she's seeing at the scene sometimes putting herself at risk in the process you can see here 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 unarrest may only get worse says she could use an egyptian american journalist for the prophecy now. many people expect that whatever the verdict comes down that some party will be angry either people important people in cairo or both if the security officials are seen as getting off with a very light sentence or are getting innocent then i think both sides will be very
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angry and see and this lingering sense of injustice that is hanging over egypt for the past two years when really ignite on the streets of point sight i'm cairo but really i think what goes to the heart of it is not known there hasn't been much were many pounds for the former and the state bureaucracy on how the citizens and the states are dealt with. that is that the women just switched who was at the top from the bottom up and morsi and many people are now protesting against the brotherhood of mohamed morsi saying that instead of trying to really reform citizens' visions of trying to assert control remember it's not listen. north korea's officially scrapped a hotline and non-aggression pact with the south it also shut down borders saying washington and seoul are responsible for ruining nuclear disarmament talks is after pyongyang threatened the u.s. with a preemptive nuclear strike following a u.n. vote approving more sanctions or he's out of stasi churkin it has more. the fifteen
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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 bad 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 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 kyung 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 a and eight 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 restrictions imposed by the security council following previous rocket launches a nuclear test of all so far failed to deter pyongyang the national the co-founder
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of the national campaign to end the korean war erik's or rock and things sanctions may only take a toll on the ordinary people of north korea. they said they're going to limit money that by eight 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 can 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 iraq it didn't recall we had to go into a war that didn't stop of saddam hussein these sanctions have generally ended up
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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 i'm bald and put on public display quote for eternity who got shot as reportedly killed by a heart attack after a long battle with cancer currently lying in state at a military academy in caracas lizzie feelin a producer for our teams video agency ruptly stood in line for more. i'm standing near the military academy where the late president hugo chavez's body is on display in a huff open cosset and literally hundreds of thousands of people continue our off the how it's a stream and to pay their last respects to those now the media here is obviously very summed up by 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
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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 on 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're very much united in the collective the 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 lizzi feelin got across russia's president vladimir putin believes on display or not chavez already written his name into the history books. through. chavez was 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
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and improve the lives of 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 shake of our. meanwhile chavez death has certainly left not or has a lot of uncertainty not just in venezuela but across latin america with its most vocal opponent out of the picture so our special wonder whether washington will use the chance to increase its influence in the region or she's got a she takes a look at. 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 says. this liberation process not only on the venezuelan people but also of all the latin american peoples must continue. chavis allowed us to restore faith in latin american regions so that
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a profound transformation in the region can be carried out the only guards and the empire will no doubt be happy and celebrating the news 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 laws of the us leftist leaders in south america good riddance to this dictator 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 that country venezuela is a place of enormous opportunity it has by survey's perhaps the largest reserves of oil in the world from the u.s.
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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 wing regimes around the hemisphere 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 us recklessly meddling in the affairs of the region for years washington had seen many of those countries as its outposts have to 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 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 there 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 coup 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 us hurried to celebrate the new york times for example ran this article venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by would be dictator caracas now provides fifteen percent of american oil imports and with signs of policies could provide more for years after the coup chavez had expressed his anger at the bush administration in a variety of fiery metaphors. the devil came here
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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 times bill that america washington continues to deal with that we using the same old tactics the hostility could be put in washington i'm kind of shaken. still to come a new head at the cia john brennan both is the director of langley despite controversy on capitol hill over his and doris mint of the u.s. deadly drone program plus. some british communities are fighting to keep age old traditions alive that are being put at risk by strict tax policies that and more after a short break. did
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any of you seen 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 now probably not that many trust me i understand that using wacky protests 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 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 right message but that's just my opinion.
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thanks for staying with us here on our quarter 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 a speech to get guarantees that remote controlled strike craft wouldn't be used on the home front against u.s. citizens as artie's marina porton i reports from new york. 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
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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 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 brett 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 not in combat on american soil now washington however
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did not specify what you 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 a bottom an obama administration 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. international officials continuing to negotiate the release of twenty one un peacekeepers held by syrian rebels near the israeli border service 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 them hostage as human shields says they can't release the captives until syria's government forces stop bombarding the area and withdraw the rebel faction involved is suspected of committing war crimes by human rights groups russia's foreign minister says the leaders of the syrian opposition are finally showing signs of moving toward dialogue with damascus without preconditions
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speaking to the b.b.c. sergey lavrov reiterated moscow was committed to a diplomatic solution to the two year conflict take a listen but there's no need for us to decide who should lead syria it is for the syrians to decide and the latest discussions leave the gestures from the position statements from some of those who support the position. the baby will be prepared to start negotiations with some negotiating. with though they're asking for president also to own and they believe unless they sued them and they could and would discuss i'm sure the future of syria including who is going to lead syria. in the list of those who go in and start looking we would know where the abuse would be materialised. the great survivor of italian politics finding himself convicted and sentenced to a year behind bars find out whether there's any chance silvio berlusconi is
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actually being sent to prison and why he was on trial in the first place you can find that our web site was. a group of international reporters including an r.t. cameron caught up in a tear gas attack by israeli forces while covering a peaceful protest in the west bank but on r.t. dot com for all the details. russian scientists have found a new type of life in the water and articles subglacial lake vostok researchers found the bacteria while studying samples of ice retreat from a depth of almost four kilometers late last year the project in one of the most remote places on earth took years of planning the unique ecosystem is thought to have been secluded from the surface for millions of years for more on this i have to speak with someone who has some unique perspective on this artie's own sean thomas now you were in antarctica with many of these researchers tell us more about this work that they're doing well certainly this all started back in the seventy's when russian scientists decided they wanted to drill and do global warming core
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samples to kind of test the glacier and see. how if they could kind of reimagined how the earth changed in years passed through the layers of ice but then they discovered that the ice itself changed meaning that there was a lake down there and said wait if there's a lake down there then that must mean the now when we say a lake are we talking like actual liquid water the actual liquid water underneath the glacial ice so they then started hey we're going to go and see if we can actually find some water they did some sonic research and said yeah there is liquid water down there it's thermally heated from down below if that's the case then there might be life if there's heat then there could be life down there so they decided to go forward then they got to this position where they said hey guess what we can actually break through and find out and then there was an ethical debate to do we introduce this atmosphere to this untouched pristine environment which has. been touch for billions of years and they were really excited about the prospect of finding new life because if you have this microcosm environment it could lead to
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some discoveries and as to how we evolved or it could lead to some medical discoveries as well so the very intense research and finally they broke through last year and now they're still doing the research to find out exactly what type of life it is you know not much of information has become available to us but very exciting find that's for sure and so in the end it appears that they took the risk to actually invade that space in order to it was worth to see what was down there indeed in fact there are some people who were saying we shouldn't we shouldn't break through this this final barrier because what if there's something down there that's harmful to us and we open pandora's box if you will but that was not the case they did break through there are also concerns about contaminating this lake as well because they had to use this lubricant this mixture of oil and alcohol that some of that will eventually get down into this lake and they were like why would we want to damage this pristine environment but they determined that the benefits outweigh the risks and now we have this this new discovery so to speak and speaking
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of risks this is a place in one of the most remote places on the planet and the you have to do a lot of preparation to actually even go to this place tell us more about that certainly to get to actual lake vostok itself it takes two weeks of a climate has ation it is the coldest place on earth in fact victim a highly bit who is the station chief where i stated buildings cows and station he was part of the expedition in one thousand nine hundred three that brought drilling equipment to restock of of the station he was there when they recorded minus eighty nine degrees centigrade the coldest recorded temperature on earth reliably recorded temperature and these people go through extreme conditions they weather the elements they go through sickness themselves because your body to such an extreme environment is difficult as well just for the benefit of scientific research and for all mankind so cudos goes out to these people but definitely extra. in harsh big find under extreme conditions absolutely amazing stuff thanks very much sean.
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finally in the news block a traditional pint and a british pub could soon become a luxury the last five years a tax on every beer report has gone up so much that bars are going out of business by the thousands are the star of perth reports from one community that found an unconventional way to keep the boozer up and running. something is brewing in britain within the budget around the corner beer is set to rise again 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 hanging around ten times as much as drinkers in germany so will you just be right to hold up a hold on the increase of charge yessica and keep down the cost for a consumer's pulps over time oh tradition in person but fully understand their appeal we have to get a three hundred miles from london here new market
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a village in the heart of england's countryside and steeped in history ten years ago when the only pub in is but it is cut up the sale the people who live to a rather than risk seeing it for into the hands of a big change 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 ek i have called it is a she. is kind of corporate tart to steamroll it runs everything in its path around the supermarket and i think every right in the right times are good times and every high street and every time. the pubs phone lever thirty by locals as a comfy old slipper and his prevent a hit with tourists in villages and like closely you might even supposed to be famous faces sampling the local breweries the pub wasn't about money but it does
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turn a profit but even here the big g.t. hikes are felt every time the price goes up because of duty or whatever is another reason it's another this just makes it to the really well the corner and the microbrewery that supplied the pub. it's all say a co-operative that is doing well in the u.k. small approaches pay halt the tax of the major companies 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 slide caused by the big g.t. escalator across the u.k. they and many others haven't been say lucky while big businesses can afford to pick up the tack pad its small independent pubs that suffered in the last four years nearly six thousand cups of closed resulting in tens of thousands of job losses for the very last section was the only woman to sleep doing well at the moment for the
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team going against the trend not falling sales will go gradually you know here increase in size we. are used many times the prices their services will tend to be a proper. role for their school was a big screens thing so for me to still love you know some individual basis in an environment which are the some of the world's largest. and beyond profit it's the risk of losing a petition to cheech and this pretty thing such as so you bring thoughts crossing so what this is mark 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 trivia 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 of best preserved sarath ality
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everyone i'm abbie martin and this is the break in the set well new york mayor michael bloomberg has embarked on yet another endeavor in his quest for total control over the lives of his constituents all the ban to do away with big gulps sodas takes effect on march twelfth bloomberg has already set his sights on his next move to expand the nanny state the latest crusade against new yorkers wearing ear buds that can result in people going deaf in an early age that's right a war has been declared in the i pod generation aside from the expected puns from new yorkers asking bloomberg to stay out of their ears or in but out it's nice that bloomberg cares so much about people's hearing considering how he doesn't care much about openly racially profiling people and harassment from the city's thug police force if you think all of this exemplifies the deaf.


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