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the bailout deal for cyprus is taking shape with reports of a draft agreement with the you're a group which could see large deposit holders face a significant levy. also this hour u.k. police say there are no signs of any third party involvement in the death of self exiled russian tycoon berries very softly was said to have repented his past while longing for a return to his homeland. the sea where national coalition chief announces his resignation raising the alarm of a dramatic divisions within the forces. starving to death and protest at an indefinite detention as the lawyers for hunger strike in gone tunnel detainees claim their client's lives are on the line the u.s. military denies a crisis and even wants to expand the facility. the
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latest news and the week's top stories this is the weekly here on r.t. with me hello and welcome to the shop. a draft agreement has reportedly been reached between cyprus and the euro group which paves the way for the ailing economy to receive the e.u. bailout the proposal implies a restructuring of cyprus the second largest bank and its deposit holders reportedly face a levy of up to forty percent however the agreement still needs their prove all of the eurozone finance ministers the weeklong financial turmoil caused panic and discontent across cyprus with recent reports of an explosion at a local bank branch in nicosia and. now reports. in a dramatic week of unfolding events cyprus has moved from rejected europe with
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a resounding no vote on what it saw as an unfair demand for getting a ten billion euro bailout did now bending over backwards trying to clinch that money scrambling to put together a package pleasing enough to its creditors the so-called troika now saying yes to imposing a twenty percent levy on deposits above one hundred thousand euros in the bank of cyprus and four percent for big deposits and other backs imposing capital controls creating a so we do already fund restructuring it's a lean barracks and in that week of dramatic political and economic maneuvering citizens were on an emotional rollercoaster panicked cypriots rushed to a.t.m. to try and get their money out of the bag at gas stations and look at mint no gas people took to the streets shocked at what they largely felt was europe particularly germany trying to bring bill it to their knees but it was. how they would hear us and our kids. we don't accept
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a sight all too familiar in the next door greece but for the first time in the euro zone street of be allowed to bear arms a red light had been crossed. by this particular instances the european union your resume. beyond their previous policy where they always said individuals will not be harmed we will not take money out of engineers and actually they've done that what we see is that if you're a big member then you will be left alone and you will be bailouts and if you are a small member you will be beleaguered iris to further complicate matters banks in the country will remain closed until next week and the european central bank had given an ultimatum if there's no deal with the troika by monday the twenty fifth emergency liquidity funding will be cut off causing another round of panic as citizens feared the worst holding on to as much cash as they could most conversations now are about nothing else but the predicament they're countries in.
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tend to believe it's a. long. way to support from europe but the reasons to be able to. say you believe what everybody has for company next or cup and then you go before people see your club and whenever they could they don't think twice about joining the crowd the time is associated with your differently than most. people's unification into one season i think those are. well over the past few days maybe cypriots have been telling me that they've seen or read about the impact of the economic crisis on the people of neighboring greece but it's not a really felt feel to them a lot until the past week or so they share similar language similar culture and other wondering are they going to have to share a similar social tragedy as well. just are still here r t nicosia cyprus.
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on the war and public market analyst and financial advisor says the financial turmoil in cyprus is part of a broader crisis. we're talking now about cyprus which has one point one five million people but in reality this is a global problem which has not been addressed since two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and previous to that with the issuance of huge amounts of debt and leverage into the system both in europe and in the united states and when that dead goes bad the only recourse which exists is to tap the remaining collateral in the system which is the saving sooner or later if you keep on sort of stealing savings you're going to have popular unrest it's something which is a relevant in a country that is one point one five million people but when you start to see unrest let's say in france where they are not as strong financially as well as
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germany i mean we can stephanie see these small countries being the test to see whether savings can be stolen on a wider scale. british police said as an evidence of any thought policy involvement in the death of self exiled russian tycoon and vocal kremlin critic worries there is also my heart attacks that's went to his home in london where he was found dead but have given it. most of the song. police continuing to investigate the unexplained death of boris berezovsky now in a statement they said the post mortem movie carried out there had been a two mile police cordon. after the c.v.r. and the investigators trained in handling radioactive material had given the scene the all clear the police have described taking a statement from the employee he found mr birdsall ski's body after forcing a pin in the bathroom door having become concerned for his welfare about employee
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was the only other person in the house at the time the body was discovered another senior investigating officer hit his side they are keeping an open mind in the early stages of the investigation and that it would be wrong to speculate at this stage but of course there has been a huge amount all speculation. made his food chain of the breakup of the soviet union a hugely controversial character now we've heard in an interview that with a party given by mr brzezinski his latest friday the day before he died in a conversation with a journalist he talks of his longing to return home to russia we've also heard from the russian president's press attash a he said that months ago a the president received a letter from verizon scale we can take a listen now to what that said. sometime ago maybe some two months
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ago. he made a lot of mistakes and to forgive him mistakes. did exist certainly the picture i think being built up of mr burns all ski in his final years quite aside quite a lonely picture he was a larger than life characters that seem somewhat reduced in. in years though it has a number of high profile court cases here in the case the most recent of which was with fellow oligarch roman abramovich and people are described not just the psychological impact of losing that court case which quite humiliation for mr verizon ski but have also the financial impact of that as well as he said the picture coming out of them and he certainly had seem to express in his final days a longing to return home and of course that hasn't happened and he is now the
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subject of the ongoing investigation here into his death. was at the top of russia's political life in the ninety's with money and power at his grasp and my colleague discussed legacies led by the tycoon with peter lovell the host of crosstalk on our channel. boris berezovsky here a man who absolutely made a fortune as they say during the ninety's or total and time in russia he stole it let's be clear here is knowledge he didn't make what do you know even almost manipulating the libyan leader a manipulator ok he used the system what was happening in russia the political system had collapsed the economy had collapsed belief in authority had collapsed everything it was in collapse so he picked up pieces of all over the place where he was he didn't generate wealth you store wealth let's be clear about what they can you can you talk about in the end because you know talking off air about the the rule of seven of bankers that came out of houses where the term came in i think was
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better software that invented it essentially that in one thousand nine hundred six a small number of people had a community enormous wealth but they wanted more and they said to yeltsin we'll get you reelected which have to give the shares in state institutions and bear off lot of eccentric cetera and he did it he gave the economy away so he ruled over very little had no power and it is ask it was at the top of the hill so this is how he generated his wealth ok he didn't earn it but now you talk about a wealthy man you met him and there's yes you know and arrogant he was full of themself ok but a lot of security around him enormous amount of security he was paranoid for good reason there were attempts on his life and he left because he was worried for his life ok he took his money with him or at least a good part of it is called a self-imposed exile in learning it was what i saw it asleep it was an escape he left it was he would have been charged with all kinds of criminal offenses
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resignation self-preservation not going to get out of and then revenge ok what about what about one of the you know one of the high profile cases which had a limousine company then it didn't go the polonium poisoning worked a bit as off screen so litvinenko worked with. in what capacity to look for dirt to look for dirt on politicians on college and yes of course that was his job let's let's bring it up. meeting up at all which in court are we talking about billions you know massive massive legal deceit it was a really huge gamble on the part of betters of what was going to have one shred of evidence that would one sheet of paper to prove he came to court with no paperwork absolutely why gamble so he was a newbie and just coming you know the end was coming he was running out of money you think he was running out of money is broke because a lot of people question how much he was really worth was he worth these three point one billion i doubt it ever you doubt it so do you think it was a call back also with up a mortgage or maybe others that basically by step by step broken down he died alone
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interesting alone no friends is his wife a headline no respect he lost his money had lost the respect he wasn't able to come home because we had heard recently that he had been trying to come back to moscow even penning a little illusional delusional you think he wanted to come back on i think he wanted to come back and as forgiveness no it was never going to happen and i'm married to j.f.k. chief editorial writer and columnist said the independent newspaper believes some foreign officials impressionable probably breathe a sigh of relief with one of the thorns being removed from russia u.k. relations. i don't think he particularly was a serious threat to the kremlin. i think that. fancied himself as a threat and maybe he wanted to be more of a threat than actually he was. but the position that he held through the second half of the ninety's in russia obviously made unlike any figure of that period the figure of berezovsky his position when he died this weekend and the contrast
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between that and his position of power and influence in the late ninety's illustrates in some ways how russia has changed and how much russia has changed in those five ten years i think elsewhere behind the scenes in places like foreign office in the corridors of government they'll be you know i won't say they'll be doing something as improper as sort of dancing in the aisles but it is obviously was a very awkward figure he was a big obstacle to diplomacy with russia and i think his death will be seen as i hope anyway as maybe removing an obstacle to better relations with russia. on our sea and on the way outcry from behind bars there's no end in sight for the hunger strike in gone time over as the u.s. government talks of expanding the notorious facility instead of considering the fate of those being held without charge or trial. also later exiled former
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pakistani president pervez musharraf has returned home planning to regain political power despite criminal charges and assassination threats from the taliban this story and more after the break. technology innovation. developments around. the future. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew. welcome to the big picture. the.
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it is easy to get. you to. welcome the syrian national coalition has a decisive there were gestures the resignation of its president. announced he was stepping down just months after he was elected all his point to chaos today sales. in his statement was outed said that he was stepping down because some matters have to quote him reached red lines now he hasn't explained exactly what prompted his resignation but he did say that he was designing to be able to work with freedom
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that cannot be available from official institutions keep in mind that her to it was someone that both russia and the united states look to as a person that they could negotiate with on the future of syria back in february hunted met with the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov following his claim that the syrian opposition was ready to negotiate with the syrian president bashar assad it is important to remember that this was the first time ever that the syrian opposition talked about the possibility of tweaking to assad although later backtracked by saying that he was willing to talk about the departure of assad with his vice president and his government but not with the syrian president assad himself now to resignation does raise questions over the integrity of the syrian national opposition coalition it comes on the heels of twelve opposition members pulling out last week over the election of a prime minister the tip has complained that there has been insufficient groundwork
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to actually be able to form a government what we witnessing also is stark division amongst not a united picture at all and the opposition finding it very difficult to come to some kind of united stance on how to deal with the syrian regime with the tips stepping down is also seen as a sign of internal divisions it is seen as a sign of anxiety and so the question remains what does his resignation mean if the to find a diplomatic solution to this conflict. skin and bones fainting and even coughing up blood that's how lawyers for the hunger strike in guantanamo detainees describe some of their clients who've been starving themselves since early february some attorneys claim they're no longer given access to the captives while the u.s. military continues to downplay the scale of the hunger strike and despite the crisis the pentagon now wants to expand the facility saying it will be open indefinitely as are she's going there to check out reports. despair among
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guantanamo detainees is growing as now even their lawyers are being denied direct access to them attorneys say they had a visit scheduled for early next week with one of the prisoners who's been on strike since the beginning of february lawyers have been informed by saudis that the only flights to the prison the u.s. military flight was cancelled we are. told there are no other options there is no right. and this is. not only are the attorney struggling to find out the true extent of what's happening in guantanamo now but we journalists are as well this friday captain robert zubrin the spokesman for guantanamo responded to our inquiry he wrote us quote we have twenty six hunger strikers with eight receiving and total feeds meaning they get nutrition through a feeding tube last friday robert to rand wrote us there were fourteen people refusing all food while the defense attorney said been saying there were many more
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we cannot independently verify any of this at this point we're just relying on what the officials and detainees lawyers tell us we're certainly in touch with the attorneys and will continue to press the officials for answers in addition to the inquiries that we made with the defense department we also asked the department of justice for their perspective on what's happening and they basically told us that it's none of their business that the military oversees the facility and referred as back to the department of defense defense attorneys are telling us that these sorties have created conditions which make it nearly impossible for them to do their job and defend their clients so frustrating there is nothing that we can do we have sent e-mails to the department to bear arms to the commander. asking them. to talk to us about. her oh response we have been told by the department of justice that they will not talk to us they were. part of the. norma's talked to us in the meantime in washington the
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officials tried to downplay the hunger strike but they seem to have a good idea of why these men resorted to such a desperate move and yet they have no solution to offer they had great optimism that guantanamo would be closed they were devastated when the president did you know backed off at least their perception of closing the facility that has caused them to become frustrated and they want to get this i think turn the heat up get it back in the media but it was not on the status of the detainees that general john kelly whose command oversees guantanamo came to discuss in congress he was there asking for money to renovate the prison the upgrade of the camp is estimated to cost taxpayers almost two hundred million dollars as washington schedules renovations at guantanamo the international community continues to call on president obama to comply with his own promises and to shut down the infamous prison we have no right to hold people indefinitely without charges without
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a trial and without people having access to a justice system that's against every principle of law which exists in the world the un commissioner for human rights responded to our request for comment and said they have quote repeatedly regretted that the u.s. government has not closed guantanamo bay four years ago president obama ordered to stop tortured guantanamo but the u.s. says indefinite detention itself is a form of torture british resident shakur aamer was cleared for release six years ago yet he's still being held captive here's what he writes please to me in the old way here they destroy people mentally and physically without leaving marks half of the men now in guantanamo have been cleared for release many others never formally accused of a crime three months ago the state department closed the office in charge of closing the prison there's a growing sense among the detainees there that the only way out of guantanamo for them is in a coffin in washington i'm going to check them. breaking
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news on r.t. reports are coming in from brussels that of the bailout deal for cyprus has finally been reached this means cyprus will avoid a default and according to an e.u. diplomats the euro group has signed off on the rescue plan for the ailing economy and of course we'll bring you all the details as soon as we get them and next hour we'll talk to our correspondent from. now big brother continues its march through the land of the free finds out on our website why you foresee saying they don't need a warrant to touch a g.p.s. device their personal car sacrificing americans' privacy to detect citizens every move. and russian becomes the second most used language on the net pushing german down in one place and being surprised only by the website frank english and not the reasons behind the rush years on ask dot com.
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former pakistani president pervez musharraf has returned to his country after four years of self imposed exile that's despite the taliban recently threatening to target him with snipers and suicide bombers musharraf plans to lead his party in may's trail election hoping to regain political influence but he faces a series of criminal charges that although there are some issues have granted him protective bail and freed him from immediate arrest political analyst sultan and harley believes musharraf is bound by foreign patrons with vested interests in pakistan. as. to its advantage it looks for one written the operation the their preference is always a military dictator. saddam is that military dictatorship is possibly out of the question so the next best thing is to prop somebody who was there a trusted man and you can find some evidence on it because saudi arabia has in fact approached mr nawaz sharif who was his biggest operator and keeping silent if you
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notice mr ball should have just returned from a trip and he has not even being called on it versus saying that we cannot deny a person from a zip up the residing in greece or norm so probably there is a method in the western interest is that they would like to see their own man in place so that their theories their practices and good interests are governed as well as ensured by one person and that may be but raise washout. and let's not have some other news stories in breve this hour in paris riot police fired tear gas on protesters trying to disperse the crowd marching gays the country's same sex marriage bill officers started to use force as anti-gay demonstrators push their way on to the shans elisei according to police there were three hundred thousand protesters but acts of its claim a much larger number of people were arrested but no injuries have been reported a large majority of the lower house of france's parliament approved
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a march just pewter bill last month and now the draft law is awaiting the senate's vote next month. in libya about two hundred former rebel fighters have besieged prime minister elisa downs' office demanding his resignation they claim that according to the country's political isolation law no members of the former regime can participate in political life dunn was a diplomat during his rule before the nation's eight month long civil war in twenty eleven. the head of central african republic france saw busies has been forced to flee to the democratic republic of congo after rebel forces seized control of the capital bangui also meanwhile claims that soldiers have secured the city's airport and called for an emergency meeting of the un security council to discuss further action the rebel alliance began its offensive in december and has taken control of about a dozen towns. egyptian president mohammed morsi has warms that he will
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take on specified measures to protect his nation this comes after violent clashes on friday between opposition and muslim brotherhood supporters near the group's headquarters in cairo according to the ministry of health about two hundred people were injured during this crime shows that arrests began a week ago when muslim brotherhood members a tug journalist and secular activist during a protest. from the north end of iraq to the country's far south and a taxi before a filmmaker's dangerous journey around the war torn country that's after the break .
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on the road to bass for this morning the u.s. army is beginning to withdraw from iraq. in december twentieth after nine years of occupation the last american troops are finally leaving the country. every guy got in about it and i do have a little bit of the iraqis anger towards the departing invaders who once dreamed of being liberators their departure resembles abandonment and escape despite the optimistic speeches. cease.
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april twenty twelve and i'm back in iraq in soho on the border with turkey. i have an appointment this morning with a lebanese taxi.


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