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we. have heard. this is our gun fire is heard in cairo is angry protesters march on the muslim brotherhood headquarters dozens are reported to have been injured in clashes with islamist supporters also. the flags at the parliament building in nicosia as cypriots vent their anger at the block over the president's tax that brussels is demanding to bail them out. china and russia talk companies sign off massive oil and gas supply deals bolstering ties during a new chinese leaders visit to moscow his first official foreign trip. and. knowledge the number of hunger strikers at the detention center is growing well he would write groups but the figure now at over one hundred.
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hello i'm kevin zero in thanks being with us just after eleven pm now here in moscow our top story the thousands of antigovernment protesters are clashing with riot police outside the muslim brotherhood headquarters in the egyptian capital cairo tonight over thirty people have reportedly been injured so far will be catching up with artie's bell true our correspondent the scene just a little bit later on in the program but now. let's carry on and spokes person spokes person for the opposition national salvation front. says the protest got out let's listen in. there is absolutely no chance for a dialogue now when the muslim brotherhood are again activating the militia against a peaceful protest and so we had today a call for marches for a different a lot of civilian activists i wanted to protest in front of the muslim brotherhood
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headquarters and they wanted to peacefully demonstrate how the out o. posing the policies that are being installed by the muslim brotherhood and how they are protesting the violent attack on the on the on the previous protest against the machine rather than front of the headquarters when a man was photographed hitting one of the protesters a muslim brotherhood member was head hitting one of the protesters when she was trying to draw your feet with the names of the tires that fall in and were best against the muslim brotherhood policies but neither of the national salvation front neither of the civil block. parties are condoning calling for violence. all right we'll bring you up to speed on what's happening car a little bit later the program let's turn to. another. this evening riot police outside parliament as angry crowds keep vigil outside the legislature for a fifth day running these the latest pictures through the protesters and burning
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flags and chanting slogans against the bloc brussels wants the supreme parliament to push through a highly unpopular tax that could wipe as much as ten percent of people savings the proposals already been rejected once but there's growing concern that cyprus will be forced to accept makes these live pictures here the country's banks have been paralyzed for over a week now in this test for a senate report people are bracing themselves for the worst. all of this panic this negativity started of course on the announcement over the weekend from brussels that in order to get a ten billion euro bailout package cyprus will have to cough up about five point eight billion in the suggestion was to impose a back to levy tax on that holders deposit now ninety one percent of cypriots according to a poll have been against. back tax and then we've seen protests on the streets of people angry really at the e.u. at the troika and specifically at germany they feel of the country has been cornered into a position where they really have no choice but to take
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a very hard decision now here's what some of the cypriots feel right now towards europe i believe. this is unfair he's not saying we're going to do so everybody says the industry remember that we're going to produce results look for the. first place. this should be asia and they didn't usually is no just for economy greece on women resume these are the you will be judged one of the ones the russians or the site of the first. well the mood here in nicosia cyprus remains rather negative it seems that the people feel that they're receiving one bad news after another the latest being that the european central. will only continue to provide liquidity to the country until monday and after that it will only continue to do so if there was an e.u. i.m.f. program in place now this means that there really is a cash problem on the ground seen cypriots going out to a.t.m.'s early in the
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morning trying to get as much cash as they could as some have told me that the limit on their cars of the amount that they could take for the bank has changed has been lowered we've also been speaking to some shopkeepers they're really having a problem be seen big losses in their business and it's been a headache for them since this started. my business is down over seventy percent in just the last few days. so you really read the tea. and one of the direct effects of the three national predicaments you can already feel on the ground here the size of it put up only cash no visa cards allowed at this gas station we really want to hold on to was much cash as they could as the banks will be closed until next week and really they're not confident that the banks will reopen when the government said it just to be safe you can see the size if you don't have cash you won't get. to pay for our people the.
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something we have to pay in cash so we take. now as the political leaders along with the financial sector here try to figure out a way to maneuver the country out of this predicament that people are simply sitting tight trying to hold on to get to was much cash as they can because really for them their main concern is how to get through these next few days when they've already experienced being in limbo for the past week reporting from nicosia cyprus . all right now and still talk about cyprus no warning the country quote not to test the boundaries of the troika's patience and softer one of the rescue deal with russia but evaporated. failed to agree on a rescue plan after intense negotiations in the russian capital. picks up the story . prime minister medvedev said that russia will be willing to provide any needed assistance to rescue the cypriot economy only when brussels and you can see a find a common language on the ways out of this crisis this came shortly after the
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cypriot finance minister said that he had not received any help he was willing to get in a moscow and left the russian capital the proposals by the cypriot finance minister of joint company between cyprus and russia on exploring the natural resources fields on the island did not meet any interest on the russian investment companies and the chance of russia providing an emergency loan to the island was not even considered because cyprus is on the a certain limit imposed by the european union of having loans from other countries and by getting this loan from russia it would have violated this limit and certainly violated the internal iconic agreements within the european union so that's where the talks between cyprus and russia stalled that's why the finance minister had to leave moscow in some way that indeed the european union is the final straw for the island for cyprus but here things are not also quite easy
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because brussels still insists that cyprus must impose the much maligned deposit tax something of course which is causing controversy and protests on the island and also apart from all other regulations analysts are saying that the bailout loan itself would not completely rescue the cypriot economy because it's much more money will be needed to rescue this situation and you can see it will have to find the money elsewhere and certainly this remains a big question where it could find the money apart from that certainly there's certain political wrangling happening between. the head of the cypriot parliament saying that they will vote on the turn its of good plan without considering the limitations and regulations of the european union and at the same silence angela merkel stressed that i quote cyprus must behave accordingly with the european union
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regulations and must not test the boundaries of the troika patience and of quote so definitely this is a roller coaster ride and as it stands cyprus may be plunging into a default unless any kind of common language and compromise is found any time soon and actually just get there was the official reasoning of why cyprus left empty handed but it's all t's news editor of a cross he explains now the rivalry i was cyprus began more than a year ago in fact starts out a russian e.u. summit last year when the euro krotz told russia that cyprus would be their problem to solve cyprus had been racked by the greek economic collapse the russians didn't take kindly to that said it's a euro zone problem and it's not like russians are the only ones availing of time cypriot tax loopholes however russia did stop at two and a half billion to try and keep the island to float a change in the cypriot government last year to laid any chance of a resolution most notably russia e.u.
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summit last december but it crucially brought the timing of any deal into the german election cycle and this is why merkel is playing hardball. merkel's in search of votes she's under pressure at home and explains the euro group's decision to back a raid on privately held posits in cyprus germany's taking a very very hard line on this issue merkel's uncompromising stance backed euro group's decision to raid privately held super deposits weekend. and sent the cypriots to moscow looking for help. the russians look at the cyprus approach and say no we're not going to get involved for two reasons one it's a euro zone problem but secondly merkel is going to drive this into the ground she's taking a hard line on the cypriot issue and nobody is going to touch cyprus or until she has finished the political process or may get into the political capital necessary from this situation to let cyprus off the hook it's going to be a very very long weekend in the halls of brussels and berlin was germany deals one
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tax saving it citizens increasingly propping up another panama submerged is home to hundreds of shell companies headed by top german bank is come when you factor is known trooper nurse as well as the families but revelation was made by a hacker who published the names and companies online so quick listen a huge of the world economy. is now in tax havens people people they do don't have an easy way to to feel how or how hellish quality work they should be aware that a lot of rich are already in company even i don't know some of them legitimately do well as a way to minimize that fish but a crystal horsetail is director of hostile networks consultancy says for the ultra rich taxes there only costs to be minimised. it is very clear that for the very rich for the i would for a rich who can buy just anything who billionaires that for them taxes are just
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costs they have their houses apartments real estate all over the globe for them it doesn't matter where they live so for them it matters we don't want to pay taxes and a part of it is of course and takes havens that's usual with them that's their usual business and they do it because they have no mother country to themselves so to say it is very clear there is no international or very little to little international corporation on this and of course you know if you have families who would not notice that they lost their one five fifteen million the euro's necessary for one of the big german parties for their whole federal election campaign you know there's nothing that's peanuts to them so you know democracy is left out with in this kind of business. trying to get hold of a correspondent encourages to mind. thousands of anti-government protesters a clash with riot police outside the was the brotherhood headquarters in cairo over
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thirty people have been reported injured there so far beltran's on the cases since we get the line reestablished we'll bring you the latest from it all the latest developments two on the growing hunger strike in guantanamo bay that's coming up after this break. more news today. these are the images.
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from the streets of canada. well again russia and china have sun a number of trade bolstering agreements through the new chinese leaders visited a moscow xi jinping pick the russian capital for his first trip abroad since taking office early this month. has more on the symbolic material meeting with. russia and china's crown jewel energy cooperation have been polished today in the shining
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brightly after a slew of deals were signed the most prominent probably being one between russia nats recently bought out to yank a v.p. to become the number one oil company in the world moving exxon mobil out of its spot they find a cooperation deal with russia and with china's top energy company this of course is a tremendous step and will have enormous economic ramifications for the main want a project between russia and china to deliver gas it's very simple china needs gas and russia wants to be that number one provider and russia time to thirteen we became one step closer to this on this first day of the chinese president's visit now besides energy cooperation another thing they do share which really brings them together is their view of the world they share a lot of points on their stances on many pressing global issues and they are all for pushing the brics to help cips the world and to be
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a more multipolar one. pushing two powers together a common goal to shift global balance is forging a time between russia and china that could soon be unbreakable a new chinese leader his first stop moscow something surely washington must notice but is brushing off no they don't take it seriously at their own peril russia and china fellow brics major trade partners and team players at the u.n. security council were due to often stand up against intervention and to aggression mosco and beijing a scene we impact of nature back to tax and they don't want the instability that washington seeks in the middle east beijing and moscow want to do business china is booming and russia is right next door the potential for gas deals and pipelines are vast as soon as the two can agree on a price russia also sees. china has a way to diversify its economy like helping tap untouched water sources in the east
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and investing in the west now they could join forces on cooperation militarily that is the inevitable i think result of the type of us. each a pacific pivot that is it is threatening china on one side and the need to increasing military encircled in the russian on the other side the more the us pushes its agenda in certain parts of the world the closer they push russia and china together that opens the door for growth and enormous economic ramifications the nations that make up the brics group may be divergent but experts now see they are much more than an acronym coined by a guy at goldman sachs this again is something that russia and china strongly share a belief that brics need to move move forward that they really need to move from being a dialogue based group to a group that sees action there's no doubt that it plays
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a big role but i think both china and russia would agree and have agreed really today that it's not playing a big enough role the problem here is that it's not quite putting its money where its mouth is and what needs to happen for brics to be able to propose solutions for widespread global issues like syria to create this brics development bank which they are planning on moving further on in south africa next week for what they need to do is get that on the ground and running so that they can provide a counterbalance to financial institutions like the i.m.f. and as. professor joseph chang is a political hong kong city university believes the economic alliance between russia and china could serve as a foundation for expanding the global role of the brics group. the brics countries natural to their staff effective mechanisms to get their act together i think there is a lot of complementarity i'm on the brics you commonly use with china's
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capital with. i pad and huge surprise of natural resources and so on and of course again there's a very strong common interest in the sense that all five members would like to see a larger role you do you intend national community. officials at the guantanamo bay detention center in cuba have a knowledge more detainees are joining the hunger strike over alleged mistreatment and human rights group representing several inmates is reported the number is now over one hundred the pentagon though claims that figure is much lower either way the process is now in the forty fifth day which according to doctors marks a critical point when the body is deprived of food that is going to check out. just this friday morning the spokesperson for guantanamo robert to run responded to artie's inquiry here's what he writes as of friday we have twenty six hunger strikers with receiving actual feeds this is an increase from thursday which was
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twenty five and eight we have two detainees of the detainees hospital for rehydration and observation also a natural seat last time robert durango back to us was last week also on friday saying there were fourteen detainees who refused all food although defense attorneys had been saying there were many more on our other two and says there are twenty six we cannot independently verify these numbers or any of this so we have to rely on the response that we get from the officials and the detainees lawyers and here's the latest from the attorneys apparently there are now denied direct access to their clients in guantanamo attorney say they had a visit scheduled for early next week with one of the clients who lost thirty pounds that's almost fourteen telegrams since the strike began at the big. is it was approved by the military but the lawyers say they've just been informed by the authorities that they cannot visit the client because the military flight scheduled for next week was cancelled also most recently the navy decided to discontinue commercial flights to the camp so tourney's are really struggling to find out the
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true extent of what's happening in guantanamo now and not just the attorneys but we journalists those well i spoke with a lawyer who was denied access to her client in guantanamo this week she told me there is a so-so among defense attorneys that they're being deliberately ignored by the authorities please take a listen so there is nothing that we can do we have sent e-mails to the department to burns to the commander. asking them. to talk to us about the detainees condition and we have heard no response so there's a sense of helplessness among the attorneys as well a few months ago the state department shut down the office that was working to close the prison and on top of it the u.s. south in command and that's the command that oversees guantanamo has just requested forty nine million dollars to build a new prison building at guantanamo bay for quote unquote special detainees on top of other renovations it says are necessary since washington decided to keep it open
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indefinitely the military said the potential taxpayer bill for upgrading the deteriorating facilities would be almost one hundred ninety six million dollars and all of this effectively means that the detainees are stuck in this legal limbo indefinitely there is a growing sense among prisoners there half of whom by the way have been cleared for release that the only way out of guantanamo for them is in a coffin. and it is you can reporting from washington d.c. now there's still one former u.k. resident shaker amaj being held at guantanamo without charges get some analysis but up an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker and the worthington the evening britain generally prize itself doesn't it on jumping to the rescue of its citizens when they're in trouble abroad so why isn't that the case this time around when this man hasn't even been charged well you know actually when he was saying that i was thinking that britain was going to leap to the defense of the united states on all occasions because that's generally what actually happens and that's what we're seeing in this case. has been cleared for release he was told he was
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cleared for release six years ago we know from documentation released by the u.s. government last september that he has officially been brought on the list of cleared prisoners for release by the obama administration so why is he still how well you know all of us know the answer that he is the first person who could be released from ground zero because congress and the president have imposed restrictions on the release of yemenis and on prisoners from most countries that could be regarded by lawmakers as dangerous the united kingdom is a country that really could not possibly legitimately be called a dangerous country by any lawmaker who doesn't want to be laughed out of congress so shankar moche should be put on a plane tomorrow and released we constantly in the u.k. calling for mr. bush. on the right. and in the line slightly broken up they're. going out again we always get the usual . comments of where. they're trying their best and that's what we.
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and i'm awfully sorry that seems that the lines breaking up there were move on for now maybe we'll try and get back to andy a little bit later now over on our website we've got a timeline tracing developments in the town of a hunger strike at the life of that there's also after an overwhelming british vote in the falklands a story that it's emerged that the u.k. was no are so keen to hold on to the islands either new documents now revealing that margaret thatcher's government was highly reluctant to go to war with argentina at the time over that small territory we got more there you can read up on it and the u.s. is willing to pay ten million dollars for any information on two of its citizens that recently made it to the top of the f.b.i.'s most wanted list having fled to somalia again it's at r.t. dot com if you'd like to further issues of the details. divisions are appearing in the n.t. assad syrian national coalition after the election of an interim prime minister to govern rebel held areas twelve members of the body initially resigned from the
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umbrella opposition group after u.s. citizen ghassan hitto was appointed. me who had been involved in the n.t. sat movement says radicals no dominate the coalition. the there for them to go illusion went too far forming and monochrome government which we can characterize as extremists the reason behind this is the mechanisms that we used in the selection of the head of government were wrong and undemocratic this coalition wasn't elected it was appointed and radicals make up the majority does not match the reality of syrian society if this coalition was the result of free and fair elections then we would have accepted the results of the vote one should not be brave syrian minorities have the right to produce a bit in bloody good life as one should not the broad syrian liberal political groups of the roads at this stage of rebuilding a homeland the coalition should not be about revolutionary power it should be made legitimate government and legitimate government should represent the opinions and interests of the whole syrian nation our position is balanced and we see that what
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we are seeing now is wrong. some world views a brief twenty six minutes past eleven moscow time first to me m r there are at least twenty people have died in ongoing clashes as mobs of buddhists set fire to buildings in the city of make its lair the attackers went through muslim neighborhoods setting fire to buildings and forcing several hundred to three at a speech on wednesday between a muslim gold shop owner and buddhist customers are said to trigger the violence. of a french president nicolas sarkozy has been charged with taking advantage of france's richest woman to finance his two thousand and seven election campaign so close in last last year's election but is said by friends to be considering another one of the presidency in four years time the family of ninety year olds at liliane bettencourt who inherited the l'oreal cosmetics empire recently been to court claiming friends of conned into giving her money away. give abreast of all our top stories r.t. dot com we invite you to go there anytime you like less know what you think about
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the big news stories of the day as well it's so exactly twenty seven it's past eleven now about that in thirty three minutes with more after pete lavelle's cross-talk that's after this break. jorge rios an argentinian student at seventeen other similar students from foreign countries all paid a private company between three thousand and four thousand dollars so that they get to take part in a u.s. state department work study program he was promised forty hours of work per week at a common fast food restaurant with a decent salary but the reality he claims was quite different he was actually only given around four hours of work per week what was expected to be on call twenty four seven like
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a surgeon i guess in case of some burger emergency he says he was forced to live in accommodations that were provided by the restaurant real six plane that he had to sleep in a child sized bunk bed in a basement with seven other people in filthy conditions and for this service he had to pay the restaurant three hundred dollars a month overall real swallowed up paying the burger joint to work for them what a way to not make a living though this story sounds funny on the surface many foreigners in work and study and work in travel programs do experience exploitation upon arrival in the usa i've even personally met some of them so i know but more than that in a time when millions of americans are struggling to put food on the kitchen table why are companies searching for thousands of exploitable foreigners to work for two dollars an hour cheaper it is corporate greed and their absolute disrespect for americans that allows this to happen just pay the extra two dollars and have americans work for you to cheap corporate pigs but that's just my opinion.
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this is. a low and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle ten years ago this week the united states and its so-called coalition of the willing invaded iraq the war was supposed to be a walk in the park and pay for itself things turned out very differently a decade on what has been achieved any lessons learned and will anyone ever be held accountable for a war that should have never been fought in the first place. to cross-talk the war in.


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