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today's news and the week's are top stories here on r t savers in cyprus a real from the shock of a highly controversial e.u. bailout which will see large deposits as losing up to sixty percent of the cash and circle the island nation with a rigid capital controls. rising powers of the first summit of brics economies of pushers like head with the creation of a joint development bank such make waves on the global financial scene. clubs are putting their lives on the line to guantanamo bay detainees who have been on a hunger strike who needed two months say they're ready to go all the way. at
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six pm here in moscow you're live with us on our sea for the week's top stories with me to say let's take a look right of voiding bankruptcy has come at a steeple prize was cyprus while the wealthiest savers of phase of using up to sixty percent of their deposits ordinary risk the residents have also been subjected to i'm president of capital controls let's take a look at those banking terms now daily cash withdrawals are limited to up to three hundred euros per person per bank payments and transferred outside to cyprus are limited to about five thousand euros a month and those traveling abroad won't be able to take more than a thousand euros per person per trip now the restrictions have been imposed for an indefinite period and as our earlier found out family already feeling the pinch. like many in cyprus need us this is simply stunned at the
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speed and manner with which the banking crisis in his country seems to be spiraling out of control he shows us his wallet yo cash a lean lottery tickets a single parent unemployed and caring for his sick mother in raveling of cyprus's financial woes couldn't have come at a worse time and i feel hearing that i live with the pension of my mom all of your life is coming up so i don't you make a plan for the future people in the young and. suddenly you hear of the economy of your country or in the park system these. corrupt so. you standing with an empty hands. a sentiment echoed throughout the tiny island nation. scenes like these becoming a daily occurrence another day in nicosia cyprus another protest now this one in
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particular is a gathering about the police of the country's largest lender the bank of cyprus but they worry that the company is headed for collapse and they may eventually lose their jobs though many cypriots told me that they are well aware that this is just the beginning of a long hard road i believe that. europe. germany strolled because we're a small economy they felt the consequences would be minimal what they don't know is that the president has been said and what happened today in cyprus could easily happen tomorrow to italy to front chewed to spain we just want to be left alone to pick up the pieces and get on with our lives to cyprus is part of your peer european union system files and for those paying the money through the european union to help. the other two contras new members. or no but is that cyprus have problems or it's because you know economy or
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suffering as economic drama continues with politicians and bankers drawing a painful measures to execute the years old i.m.f. back to the bailout plan it's all too clear to ordinary cypriots who is going to be bearing the brunt needed his mother for example have a monthly pension cut from one thousand one hundred eighty nine euros to just over one thousand a month ago why they cut from people who have special needs they cut from the people for his part allies question all cypriots would like answered as well. does or sylvia our team make a c.s.i. for us. like capital has been hit by a wave of protests throughout the week with people venting their frustration over the controversial deal so immigrant who wants the wide awake news website believes a deep of public anger in cyprus could escalate into violence and the european stability mechanism was set up
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a lot of people itself included were talking about it almost two years ago that it is global it is financial governance over europe i don't think they care what the citizens of europe the five hundred million people of european continent feel about how this crisis or these crises are being handled it is governed by crisis to the extent extreme you know they were polite and said we're going to get you early on in this crisis for five years ago and now they're making a very bold statement they're not asking any more they're just going to take it if someone's trying to rob you then it would make sense that it could certainly lead to violence i think that is the ultimate outcome if somebody is trying to get access what is theirs you know their money so they can put food on their table and they're being told no you can only take out three hundred time or you can transfer around there to your friends or family around the world if you go take a shit you know take three thousand dollars i could certainly see an tempers flare . meanwhile financial experts on that the c.p.a. debate logic could have paved the way for stimulus schemes are being applied to
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other dead birds and countries yawn of an overt fildes editor in chief of trans magazine says the tough topical controls that now in place setting a dangerous precedent. we've walked away from the bell out scenario to the bill in scenario and door and there you go first of all to the shareholders of the banks and then the insured deposit holders and it's first tried out and i know here in cyprus you also have installed now capital control mechanisms which are indeed totally new in this situation they are contradictory to the very principles of monetary union and when they last only for a few weeks well we'll have to wait and see what happened then if they last longer and really the chances are much larger that they will have to be kept intact over a much longer period than a few weeks then the ballgame changes then we have a new situation and we will have just to wait how markets how bombed all those are
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deposits all those are we investors react to the fact that one country becomes an isolated country within the euro zone in fact creating two separate euros. the repercussions of the cypriot bailout deal are being debated right now at r.t. dot com that's where we're asking a you what you make of the master seizure of funds from larger depositors let's take a look at what you say so far on the line now the majority of you add fifty eight percent say that the bailout will become a model for future seizures while twenty six percent of you think that that this trigger might trigger banks are running across the e.u. ten percent of you believe that a overturned by public opposition because it's so unpopular while only six percent of you think that it's all one of the events of two unpopular to even be taking
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over and repeated now you can have your say at r.t. dot com we want to know what you think. lawyers for one time obey detainees or say some of their clients are preparing to die as the mess hunger strike at the facility in years the two month mark but the u.s. military claims only thirty seven captives are refusing all food and continues to deny claims that more than one hundred detainees are starving themselves in protest
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against mistreatment and indefinite detention human rights groups are mounting their outcry at the crisis urging officials to take a decisive action atmos the international one on us so far as to say instead of justice for the nine eleven attacks a guantanamo has brought us torture indefinite detention and food trials and human rights and hunger strikes and human rights violations now the white house insists that it's monitoring the situation and remains committed to closing guantanamo but the pentagon now wants to renovate of the facility say congress decided to keep it open indefinitely that leaves the detainees in limbo and desperate to draw international attention to their plight one lawyer who has advocated for guantanamo prisoners told us that the mainstream media is helping cover up the scale of the crisis. if you talk to people in the united states they simply don't know about
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guantanamo they don't know today that eighty six of the hundred sixty six people down there are innocent have been cleared have already been cleared many of the others are also innocent they don't know that the people at guantanamo weren't picked up on a battlefield they were sold for bounties by northern alliance people they don't know these facts anymore because there is no coverage in the united states the white house has said that it's still interested in closing guantanamo but i think it's delegated the issue of their people and it's also thrown up its hands and said well congress is stopping us from doing anything my former client. was the allo to and by how condrey are innocent people who are wrongly you know the president can get in and make sure that those people are released and sent home they don't pose a danger those people are desperate they want to die if they can't get out of guantanamo the u.s. courts have no authority to order a release of someone who's in guantanamo they're in the hands of the president the
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president has the authority to do it congress has said he could do it only with difficulty but he has the authority to do it he needs to step up to the plate and get it done the u.n. has condemned indefinite detention in guantanamo as a form of torture redcross a spokesman simon showing us says the captain is a defenseless g.t. the legal vacuum into which they found themselves. from our observations you read those tensions and and this anguish that detainees are experience are used clearly related to the lack of a clear legal framework in guantanamo and this is now adding a real impact and as an impact for detainees for some time on their mental health on their emotional for us really the issue beyond just what you know we are seeing right now going on tom is this issues that lawyers are talking about the issue of the legal framework that that regiments the detention of guantanamo and this is the issue that the administration must address. right hit are two we're committed to
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bringing you the full story of the hunger strike at guantanamo bay an issue that the mainstream media prefers a two week no we've got a comprehensive timeline of events are complete with quotes from officials detainees themselves and human androids activists now you can log on to our website at our two dot com to find out was on that timeline. israeli troops are getting in trouble for showing off their on military maneuvers offensive football good work like from the idea of why this isn't going down well with the top brass. dating soldiers for the dancing videos but it's of the generals news that could backfire. and revelations in britain that broke russian tycoon boris berezovsky was a massive cash payout to before his death last weekend learn to where the money was going to come from in just a few minutes. the
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international airport in the very heart of moscow. thanks for staying with us you're watching our team south exiled russian tycoon boris berezovsky was in line for a three hundred million dollars payday shortly before his death that's according to a british newspaper report just over a week after he was found dead at his mansion in england the details now from sapphire with. these are the leaks email and police documents it is being reported show me that an investment company which controls three all of. these offshore trusts said c b going to liquidate his assets between. thousand and twelve
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a march two thousand and thirty own family with the aim of providing him with around three hundred million dollars in cash now at the time of course president skis death last saturday it's been widely reported he was under pretty severe financial pressure not least because of his recent high profile cool case which he lost against fellow oligarch graham in a from a village and i certainly it's been said by his friends and family lots of people he was at that call case at the time to not just to put him and financial pressure but psychological pressure as well the police at the inquest that was a pick and a wednesday said that the cause of death was consistent with hanging the bars by itself he was found with a ligature around his neck there's no evidence at the moment of third party involvement or of foul play but police haven't ruled that out yet as he said that he took that of the most as some sort of intriguing facts to this we had reports
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record interview that he gave live a journalist the day before he died and which he spake in about losing hope in his life in then of course he got the family and friends coming out he said that this wasn't a man that they would have hoped would have committed suicide despite the financial pressures so it's very difficult to i think tally up all the evidence right now. china's economy is running rampant and the boom is taking its toll on the nation's waterways as we tell you online a report suggests that the real number of our rivers in china is less than half of what we've seen estimates we've got the count on our website. so the u.k. supply and the bedroom tax why hard pres britta want to go the late as well for this reason lying down the details are at r t v dot com. the leaders of the world's biggest emerging economies the so-called brics have
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agreed to enter formal talks on creating a joint development bank which could potentially rival the world bank and the international monetary fund are g.'s you got me going to has been following this at the blogs of first the annual summit in south africa. leaders of all five brics member states were very optimistic in terms of the future of the organization they all stressed that it is potential is still far from being used to the fore and actually one of the latest initiatives to change that is the creation of the so-called business council to get the business of the five states to get directly engaged in more joint ventures in various fears also earlier china and brazil decided to use their national currencies in at least well in nearly a half of the payments between them only the trade turn or between the two states stands at around seventy five billion euros dollars and the general idea is for all other members of the brics to do the same to protect their economies from things
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like currency wars or the possible negative consequences of the change of the dollar of war the us also the five leaders of the world alternately able to agree on this region of a joint development bank possibly with a starter capital of around fifty billion us dollars but it's a massive project and it's going to take time to work out all the details but in general for the past two decades these five economies have been the most rapidly developing ones in the world currently it's estimated that their growth is around seven times faster than that of the g seven economies it's also thought that by the year twenty twenty combined the brics states will make up around twenty percent of the global g.d.p. so it's no wonder why they want to protect their economies why they want to trade freely and how they wish between themselves and be less dependent on the western financial institutions especially in light of the latest problems with the western economic model in general and what we witnessed here at this summit in south africa
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is that brics as an organization is transforming from a forum for dialogue to a full scale mechanism for strategic cooperation and so more states are voicing their desire to join the. it is rationing according the gypped and russia's president vladimir putin has also met with his egyptian counterpart the ties between the two countries are quite strong both economic and quarter of last year huge it was visited by around two and a half million russian tourists despite all the turbulence in the middle east and in northern africa these issues have also been discussed including of course the conflict in syria that is from iran tallia a professor at the school of international affairs in india says the blog has made huge progress over the past yes from the early days when it was seen as an upstart that was still getting its act together and resolving and ironing out some differences we have come a long way in five years the fact that these summits are continuing to be held all
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of the life some of the critics who said that this was just a marriage of convenience or just a short piece i don't for a photo op and nothing more what we're seeing now is that their agenda is quite good monster especially the economic economic integration and one that in america asia and africa is being spearheaded by the legal of the brits definitely russia and china are i would say the central pillars of bricks if you remember the deal with the old unit of the concept and many of us brought along so to africa india and brazil to play a larger ruler and also russian turner much more global in their overall approach towards the world order and trying to transform the world order the other three are i would say a little more student school used to want of a move towards more people already. the world's the internet traffic today a digital jam this week all because of
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a spat between two computer firms in europe millions of web use this way reportedly affected want to dust website hosting company took offense at being accused of sending too much junk mail so did a german anti spam flame service with the data causing the slowdown r.t.e. madness to get hold of a spokesman for the hackers who told us the strikes been exaggerated. the whole if . they don't garner some issues that will mean going to the. well where it's basically all of that. they try to make it seem like the entire london internet exchange of them going into another exchange went down because of that this is not. perfect they are the result of the law and. that makes. basically zero zero zero as
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a straight line because it's good it's gone soft enough slava security research exploited and hauled and says the episode shows a thin line between crime and misbehavior online certainly as to how the internet should be used we do know of course that the majority didn't and it's used for you know perfectly reasonable and legal revenue generation and we know there's also a lot of sand recriminations that use it for all the gentleman purposes this is one of those situations where it kind of falls in the middle and is a bit you know you could say sketchy or dodgy type of activity where they will post things that are perhaps morally questionable and that's where the debate if you will comes comes into question. a look at more of today's world news now and first the to the volatile northwest of pakistan where a roadside bomb has hit the convoy of a secularised backed politician adnan was really the last killed two of his house
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and injured many others including was in the group was heading to a regional election rally when the attack happened taliban militants who had wanted people from attending the rallies of circular parties have admitted being behind the ambush. there's been fierce fighting in chile's capital crowds of hooded men turned protester commom rating two brothers killed by police during an anti regime demonstration almost three decades ago gunshots were heard as why police were deployed to calm the unrest in san diego there were dozens of arrests as protesters hurled molotov cocktails at security forces razor barricades and power lines. sometimes all one's on line can cross the line the israeli military is cracking down on soldiers who show off after some person dance videos on the web which quickly went viral but it's
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thought that the idea of stance could backfire and limit the government's ability to use social media as a p.r. tool policia investigates. offensive and damaging or better fun a picture of an israeli soldier with mud on his face titled a bomb a style posted on facebook by none other than the head of the i.d.f. social media unit don't wish the marriage just as the government uses social media for explaining for complaining for propaganda or for spinning it also has to deal with private soldiers using new media every soldier is a broadcast station. it looks innocent enough but this soldier got two weeks in a military prison. while after posting these pictures on his facebook profile this infantry fighter was brought to book for abuse of power and misuse of army weaponry . these soldiers turned their patrol in hebron into a dance move. it angered the i.d.f.
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but other shoki did a far better job of showing the human side of the army than any spin doctor ever kraig under the military code of justice offense nothing could sergeant and above which is in fact any conduct which is unbecoming an i.d.f. soldier would would would be for really potentially at least exposure to criminal liability could actually find yourself in jail but it's not always fun and games neither is it so clear cut the i.d.f. told r.t. that a sniper who posted this image was dealt with appropriately it's the problem of free speech i don't see how you can control it i don't think that the dancing is abusing power i do think that putting your sniper. innocent person is an abuse of power and i think this is that it's think that the army should do gil you gave was an officer with the paratroopers unit he says he'd brief his soldiers regularly about what they could and could not post online but many were careless or
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childishly unaware of the impact one clip could have you have to remember that soldiers are. kids. eventually they're just they're just kids that misuse the misuse of power because just for them to just run is not shooting the kid not trying to kill the kid the irony is that the i.d.f. itself put so much emphasis on social networks using them extensively to promote its actions. the i.d.f. has taken its war to twitter facebook instagram and even tumblr turning its social media tool box into the most globally visible arm of the israeli defense force it started during the israeli gaza war at the end of two thousand and eight but the idea of social media department. next it's online muscles joining the flotilla incident a year and a half later distributing regular video taken from an israeli assault craft and
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tweeting in sixteen languages after the most recent israel gaza war last november the erstwhile embarrassed i.d.f. social media guru boasted his unit had beaten the enemy some claimed foreign media asked more questions about the idea of twitter activity than about the army's bombings in gaza but when ordinary soldiers start using the same platforms all that positive public diplomacy threatens to be undermined one picks at a time. the r.t.e. television. well after three decades behind bars saying he's not helping x. convicts and to rebuild their lives for the home and.
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plans to create a war medal for cyber warfare have been put on hold by the new defense secretary chuck hagel but should they have been put on hold i mean hackers a drone operators do play a real important role in modern militaries and there are already u.s. military medals for things that don't involve people shooting at you the antarctic a service medals given by the department of defense for service between fifteen and thirty consecutive days in antarctica although the cold down there is potentially deadly no penguins are going to storm the base with kalashnikovs the homeland security distinguished service medal has also never been issued to anyone on the battlefield because thankfully for america there haven't been any invading armies in the homeland so is there precedent for a medal like cyber warfare battles i mean yes just there is but when you think about it giving someone a medal for using a mouse to blow up blips on a monitor really seems to devalue the medals of the guys who are brave enough to
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storm the beaches on d.-day or slug through disease and snake filled swamps and vietnam so maybe for the sake of the prestige of the of their medals let's just let the cybersecurity one go but that's just my opinion. the international airport in the very heart of moscow.


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