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breaking news this hour live rounds are reportedly fired at supporters of the ousted president morsy in cairo it claims many people have been killed or wounded as mass protests continue nationwide. crush litigations from edward snowden he claims the u.s. national security agency won't closely with germany contradicting chancellor merkel's recent anger at america's old cold war tactics. plus the wounds of civil war in mali are yet to heal as the country heads towards its first post conflict election but security threats still looming.
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that early afternoon to you ten am here in the russian capital and lucy catherine of when you're watching our team well on to our top story now reports from egypt say police have used live bullets and tear gas against supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsy the army though has been quoted as saying that aren't terrorists groups are behind the gunfire of the number of deaths is unclear at the moment the muslim brotherhood claims that thirty four people have been killed but the military says there are five fatalities well from cairo here's our middle east correspondent paula slayer. the military allegedly using tear gas and live bullets to disperse pro morsy crowds at both cairo university and the presidential guard we all received this information from tweets being posted by the muslim brotherhood and others the video that we're also looking at is video that is being distributed by the brotherhood we haven't yet had a chance to verify the authenticity of this video but right now as we speak the
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police are chasing protesters we're also receiving reports that there is a very heavy police presence lots of armored vehicles on the ground there is still a media blackout here in egypt so most of this is not being reported there are some twenty one pro muslim brotherhood pro islamic stations that have been shut down the situation here is escalating on sunday night you had mass protests seeing tens of thousands of both pro and anti morsi demonstrators taking to the streets you need to remember that the pro morsi camp is insisting that they not stepping down until the former president is reinstated they want to show that they have numbers and that they have clout that the anti morsy camp is also not stepping down they're insisting that the army make good on its promises to keep morsi out of the presidency there's also a political stalemate there has been an interim president announced but he's struggling to announce
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a vice president we're being told that this could potentially be mohamed el baradei the former head of the international atomic energy agency he's also struggling to head name a prime minister so you have a d.p. divided country not only on the street but also in terms of trying to form a new political entity and paula you're talking about politics here but there's more to the situation as is or as you've been reporting than just politics as in there politics is just one element if anything the politics of the heart but the blood that comes through the heart is economics when you talk to people on the streets and this is perhaps the only thing that unifies them both sides. tell you that the situation in egypt economically is dire indeed one of the criticisms of morsi is that although he was in power for one year he spent most of that year trying to consolidate his grip on power rather than dealing with the very real economic woes that this country has and so that is why we know that one of the major issues that the new interim government is going to have to deal with is that of economics. those who can have long since left trading cairo for quite
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a sure it's lived this real estate broker panicked job is finding homes for those with cash to pay up front but now she's thinking of closing up shop because business has never been this bad this sort of when you want to launch a new project and really if they everything is put on the whole it stops foreign buyers don't want to come and invest in egypt lack of security lack of parliament lack of in stable government so. we do nothing but just have to wait economists say it's no surprise president morsi was overthrown he spent his first year in office tightening his grip on power rather than trying to rescue the country's floundering economy food prices have rocketed the country cannot pay off its debts to major oil companies and forty percent of egyptians live below the poverty line on less than three dollars a day on top of that major international investors have pulled out and sold their
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assets the safest decision in a repartee deteriorating environment for the foreseeable future it looks like egypt will have a government that again is unable to as to policy and as a result unable to provide investors with the confidence that they were going to begin to sing it but here in tokyo square protesters are not sorry the western giants on leaving just about how much was i don't want go there i already have made this car leasing businessmen tells us he's fed up. before morsi was ousted we were begging for the i.m.f. loan. of about four point seven billion dollars a year now we don't want it we're always businessmen collectively decided to support the egyptian economy and one day we collected over fifteen billion dollars in donations were a large economy we can rely on ourselves but the facts tell a different story for each day these demonstrations continue the egyptian economy is forced to cough up another one billion dollars the ripple effect is more
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insecurity in an already unstable region if there's anyone benefiting from these revolutions it's people right here in tahrir square you can pick up whatever souvenirs of gimmicks you want from flags to posters to key rings and even a coin code. maggy mohamed used to work as a sales agent but his company was forced to shut down after mubarak was all stood for two years this has been his office the same spot on his square business isn't brilliant but at least he can put food on the table. i couldn't find a job but after the revolution i came here so i could make a living i have children and i just want to move. the egyptian flag is waved to both the pro and. it's about the only thing common between the two camps threatening to take egypt apart but if things don't improve soon the financial lifeblood of the country will be completely drained and whichever flag waving group
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eventually prevails may find very mishal to celebrate policy r.t. kyra. of course you can follow policy on twitter for updates live from egypt's capital now there she is reporting that. a lower party which is one of the top political groups there as well the dollar from talks of the formation of a new government over the events this morning which it is calling a. bill true was also in cairo went out to find out exactly what's motivating morsi supporters to stand up to the army . i'm here at cairo university in the capital where thousands of people are protesting in the photo of the city's leader mohamed morsy off he was ousted by the military a few days ago people here say he's innocent leader he was democratically elected and only be removed from office about a fault at the end of his term the military for their part said they were acting on the will of the people at the nationwide protests calling for the ouster of mohamed
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morsi those protesting against morsi saying that he is in africa and on able to prove they blame all the problems in egypt over the course of the last year on morsi think he's responsible for the family for me for the war said fuel and electricity shortages they say that he's made a lot of controversial decisions and therefore he should not be president however the people here maintain the that he isn't just about president and the only way to get rid of him is through elections i'm standing here with cameron who is a protest to be protesting over the last few days in support of morsi who a lot of people are saying that it was a popular whale the first time and mostly out of place what is your reaction to that actually. first of all i want to say that i am one of the people who went out in the streets in general when people who overthrew mubarak and we believe that. what is happening right now is to get mubarak again and. i hope but split it in five elections among the last thirty months and we want to proceed with the
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democratic way of ruling this thing. and now we are being isolated by the military the military is trying to live a big portion of the egyptian population they don't want to hear our voice they are closing t.v. the t.v. stations and they are arresting people without anything we don't have a constitution that most of the people has approved only six months ago well as tensions are rising across the capital clashes have broken out at the other frame o.c.c. famous. the members of the security forces want to get working people. however the protesters down here behind me say they will come out and tell the president there's redistributes. of course we'll keep you up to date both on the line and on air if you go online our website r t dot com you can check out more details on this developing story. fugitive whistleblower edward snowden has struck again this
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time claiming that the n.s.a. is in bed with germany as well as a number of other western countries when it comes to global surveillance now the former cia employee says that the partnership is set up in such a way that it can protect top level politicians from any backlash if the details about their collaboration become public the revelations certainly undermine berlin's recent comments about the extent of america's global spy operation with chancellor merkel accusing the united states of using quote cold war tactics snowden's previous revelations involved extensive spying programs run by france as well as britain meanwhile journalist. and writer says the german politicians are furious but they're really furious about being exposed he believes and not about being spied on. they are angry that it came to public that not all all the facts are. that the citizens can see what was going on because i wouldn't believe and you
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heard right now all government politician by the way also often oppositional politician in the drum column and when we listen very well to the words of the mainstream politicians in germany we are right now. it's all this let us say cooperation how they call it they say it's for our security they say that this is a partnership that this is a friendship but of course it's pure over spying and we have to watch a little bit bank and the pos we had in the one thousand nike's that. it was also it was summer you can spy approach in europe especially in germany and this was especially for economic and spew a non-issue german companies the german economy was. in the u.s. secret service so what we see here is that germany's behave the moralists like well let me say like a state fully on the profile of the us without any independence and the scandal
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it's not just that you are doing that the real scandal is that the german politics are not doing something against them and. brushing the dodgy surveillance aside europe and the u.s. have some big money to talk about they're about to discuss join up to create the world's biggest free trade region ahead and we ask whether they'll get what they're buying the marketing for plus. they might seem a top three toby wold when in tough economic times one piece could be applied for ten thousand pounds pay wise it's enough to make british taxpayers headspin their politicians are in line for a hefty pay raise but he tells on that just ahead. what if china were a military superpower on par with the united states what kind of world would be living with china put in to check washington's appetite for unilateral military
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action and manipulation of the global economy or would we witness another cold war where both beijing and washington maintained a chilly the relatively peaceful world. oh. right to see. her street. and i think picture. on our reporter's twitter. instagram.
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welcome back i'm lucy catherine elf well mali is gearing up for a presidential election later this month and. the country's first ballots in civil war broke out nearly two years ago the state of emergency which had been in place since january has been lifted ahead of the poll u.n. peacekeepers aided by outgoing french intervention forces will help provide security journey the election but some local officials say that mali will still be hard pressed to hold a credible vote hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced while the country's north where radical islamists were recently driven out from is said to be seeing a very fragile peace where the notional reports from the volatile country. these people from a small village to the west of mali's capital may be muslim. but they also have the a very traditional beliefs stretching back generations using nuts to help predict
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the future and influence the weather you know. they even tell me i should sacrifice a goat to make my time in mali more profitable i don't know but when they get it it's people like these who helped form africa's unique and diverse cultures but it's exactly these types who would have been a trieste of an isolation had the militants who took control of mali's north in the name of radical islam also swept aside the authorities here. have a lot bar they say they're not muslims i don't like these people and other spiritual groups they think the same way if they find us they'll kill us. french troops intervened in northern mali in january as the insurgency made a push towards the capital two months later paris proclaimed the north liberated but for some followers of traditional islam that was already too late. twenty three year old silly man from the gal region claims al qaeda linked fighters chopped off
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his right hand and left food after he a father of three and a muslim who prays several times a day refused to join their ranks and in a fit they brought the chair to a squirrel in the center of gower they tied me up they gave me an injection and put a bandage here brought a knife like this and cut it. however some people from solomon's village claim has a speech which the radicals punish him for one to shari'a law they imposed or do so we're against their opinion that they don't consider the muslim they have their own interests and are aware of what that travelling to was the north we make no one who sympathizes with the insurgents and their rigid religious themes and that even goes for the next generation you want to fight against their why are they bad bad all of them lot of yes they are bad bad for our country. but when those
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ringers of shari'a law too cold to the north. if we can number of molly ends either join them or help them. some suggest find they while it's militants have capitalized on widespread poverty while others have been joining by these slogans the disc is incomplete now many people who join the radicals understood they were mistaken and they've joined the side of the mali an army to fight against those people are you guys are afraid that these people will come back. they will not come back. ok why they will never come back to me. because mommy and france now you know. that's front is drawing much of its military and the very people carries claims to have driven out still and p. to be very much around the same groups that to his nose claimed responsibility for
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a terror attack on a french strong uranium facility in neighboring new share while the very factors that allowed to their rise in the north proved to be a feeling of injustice and general frustration just to very much evident. is no. thanks to a bank wish to. research it i don't. know when can we start. this is the missing link to fate written off now from mali. with indignation over market surveillance and those claims of collusion that all casts a pall over the talks to create the world's largest free trade zone between the united states and the e.u. which are set to open a washington and her former now looks at the ambitions plans as well as her possible consequences. so on the face of it this trade deal sounds like
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a win win situation for the u.s. and the e.u. it would simplify trade regulations between the two and doing business across the atlantic would become easier and some experts predict their economies would each enjoy a one hundred billion dollars boost every year as a result so it sounds like a no brainer but it would also create loses within the e.u. economists warn trade between e.u. countries would shrink as american products gain a foothold in the u.k. and germany would benefit overall according to the ifo institute a think tank based in munich france wouldn't gain much luxemburg would actually lose out but winners and losers would also emerge on the global stage chile and mexico rely heavily on the u.s. market but could be edged out by european competition other countries which might suffer a similar fate of canada australia and japan while west african nations supplying europe could find themselves unable to compete with american products creating the
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world's biggest trade bloc will reap economic benefits overall for the u.s. and e.u. but it will also redraw the economic map on an international level and that won't help everyone however there is still a long way to go before it becomes a reality hammering out a deal will not be straightforward with many differences on hundreds of issues to be settled on either side of the atlantic agriculture is one such hurdle the u.s. and e.u. have had epic trade battles over all mon treaty the fifty genetically modified organisms and reaching an agreement of what can and can't be sold will be difficult is the same case for the car industry america and europe have different safety regulations and the question is can they find enough common ground so there are complicated issues to resolve although it is hoped some form of agreement can be reached by the end of twenty forty. economic expert patrick young believes that in
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the current climate for us and to europe simply cannot afford to stall the free trade talks any longer the u.k. in particular and put a great deal of store into the idea of creating a free trade agreement across the atlantic the united states of america under the obama presidency you have been seen to be pretty much anti business and anti free trade also one could say that the obama presidency on a broader basis is ultimately headed towards failure so you've got two prime ministers presidents heads of state who are each in buckled and they want to create a win win situation it is an incredible opportunity for the frankly currently all full european union predicament canonically to manage to fight back the emerging nations of the world they're the benchmarks and hard to do exports right now if they're going to continue to grow whether this free trade agreement happens or not but ultimately the president of the united states of america and the european union can alter ford in the current economic circumstance where their lunch is being
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eaten by the emerging east not to come up with the do more of the world's news for you this hour and we begin in the united states where officials say the boeing seven seventy seven which crashed at san francisco airport was flying too slowly they also said the crew tried to abort the landing just seconds before it slammed into a runway killing two of the passengers airlines planes the pilot had little experience of flying the jet remarkably more than three hundred people on board the plane survived the crash. canadian officials now say five people were killed by the freight train explosion in quebec dozens more are still missing after the blast which caused devastation in the small town the runaway train loaded with fuel to rail to blew up all because of the disaster when means unclear. jordan has charged radical muslim cleric abu qatada with terrorism whose leader pleaded not guilty to top it was handed over to
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prosecutors immediately upon landing in amman on sunday this after he was extradited from the u.k. britain have fought a costly ten year legal battle to get him out of the country he's known as a key figure in al qaeda linked to vicki's and was long viewed by the u.k. as a national security threat well ask anyone in britain who they think deserves a pay raise right now and few are likely to say that it's members of parliaments well just about everyone else is being asked to freeze or even reduce their salaries lawmakers are in for a bump or salary rise from london here's our teaser for. my theme a topsy turvy world when in tough economic times and peace can be in line for ten thousand pound pay rise in the body the first salaries really think. but as with so many things like this inflation here until there's more to the story. it's never that simple of course nothing simple it's easy for the general public
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the general public has a pay freeze its employees are paid more already they will have a field day they will terrorism if we accept a huge increase when they get in nothing but worse politicians from the prime minister down make bluster and prick claim that over thirty years any pay rise it's not actually a choice the decision is down to independent body he decide how pay should be set and it says chairman has criticised the party leaders for voicing their opposition prior to an m.p. set their own pay and well we all know how that ended up as members of parliament with. different independent body. as well that m.p.'s salaries are already now far more than double the average so what do the british public have to say about it will their responses when quite what you
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might think think anyone should be and should be should be paid for. yes if it stops kind of things where they feel. anything will. work and the. money comes the expenses of. expenses and all of you know extracurricular activities which they make a lot. in the current climate. that yeah well you've got. quite understandably the mention of the pay rise the politicians has provoked anger and confusion amongst many in the public but in the wake of members expenses scandals this pay rise could also be linked to an end to outside earnings the m.p.'s which many say will be
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a chance for real reform and as this debate hots up even in the coming days so certainly going to be something to reflect upon sarah oxy london. for those of you just tuning in let's recap of the developments in egypt we're hearing from the muslim brotherhood which claims that the police and army had used live bullets as well as tear gas against supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsy apparently killing thirty four people an army spokesperson meanwhile blames the gunfire on a group of terrorists saying that five people have died in the shooting meanwhile them was the muslim brotherhood had also published footage which you're seeing right now we have not been able to verify this showing some of the victims the increased force is understood to be used here kyra university also that presidential guard building this is where a peaceful sit in protest in support of morsy was taking place now five hundred people are said to have been wounded in the latest flare up of violence already there are political ramifications but egypt's political sellafield more party will
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be drawing to from talks to form a new government calling this morning's events a massacre of course we'll keep you up to date on the events as we get updates. up next and cross talk peter labelle and his guests debate the role of and future of china on the global arena to stay with us to watch our to. remember how all the sudden an afghan card protest group became world famous and then were completely forgotten by next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v.
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channels e.t.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activists band show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of what her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion.
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it's. a low in welcome across all things considered i'm peter lavelle what if china ruled what if china were a military superpower on par with the united states what kind of world would we live in with china put in to check washington's appetite for unilateral military action and. of the global economy or would we witness another cold war where both beijing and washington been tainted chile the relatively peaceful world. to cross not china's rise i'm joined by han in washington he's a visiting fellow at the hudson institute we also have dan low.


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