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calls for an uprising in egypt as the muslim brotherhood claims the army massacred dozens of supporters calling for ousted president morsi to be free the military insists terrorist are to blame. fresh revelations from adverts noted he claims that u.s. national security agency worked closely with germany contradicting chancellor merkel's recent anger at america's quote cold war tactics. the wounds of civil war in mali are yet to heal as the country heads towards its first post conflict election with security threats still looming.
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this is already coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshie welcome to the program a peaceful sit in to support ousted president morsi has turned deadly with forty two people understood to have been killed the muslim brotherhood claims police and the army used live bullets and tear gas on campaigners during dawn prayers outside the republican guard headquarters the military blames the gunfire on terrorists who it says stormed the barracks and that two hundred attackers have been arrested losing confidence. speaks among these developments with our middle east correspondent. the situation here in egypt is deteriorating and deteriorating fast the entire it nasa city where these clashes happened is in lockdown the military has closed off the whole area and as a result ambulances are unable to reach the injured inside we are hearing that
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a makeshift hospital has been say tat eyewitnesses there saying that bodies are literally being laid out on the ground doctors also telling us that many of the people have been shot in either the chased or they hid and many of them have actually been fired at from behind now among the date is at least one woman and five children including a six month old baby these reports to correlate with what we're hearing from the muslim brotherhood who says that it was holding peaceful dohrn praise it was holding a peaceful sitting in front of the military barracks where it is believe that president morsi is being held when the group was suddenly fired on by the army and as a result the brotherhood is calling for an uprising it says that this is a massacre it is calling for international intervention to prevent the situation here in egypt from descending to quote in another syria the army has a different version of events they say that protesters stormed the barracks and that armed gunmen and to quote the military terrorists took aim either way certainly live ammunition was used a lot of tear gas and
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a deadly fatality list that just keeps climbing rough is that the situation we're escalate either into martial law into some kind of civil war or possibly both both sides now are calling for the protesters to come to the streets we're keeping an eye on this we are concerned that they will be mass demonstrations again today we're hearing from the al-noor party which is the second largest islamised party they have withdrawn from negotiations in light of these killings and this is this is posed a huge setback for the interim president who's been struggling for days to try and create some kind of interim government to manage this country so against this growing violence in this growing anger on the street you have an interim government that simply unable to even establish itself and. certainly the politics are critical here it's an important situation but the problems facing egypt are more than just political aren't they forty percent of this country lives below the bread line which is some three dollars a day one of the biggest criticisms against morsi is that he spent his first year in office consolidating his own power while it been trying to address the economy
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and improve the daily lives of people living here and city this is going to have to be one of the issues that this new interim government if it's if it created addresses those who can have long since left trading cairo for quite a sure it's lived this real estate broker panicked her 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 this help the way 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
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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 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 most how much i want that i wore a helmet this car leasing businessmen tells us he's fed up. before morsi was ousted . we're begging for the i.m.f. loan of about four point seven billion dollars a year now we don't want it we're all as business men 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
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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 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 ok mix you want from flags to posters to key rings and even a coin code. maggie muhammad who used to work as a sales agent but he's 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
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threatening to take egypt apart but if things don't improve soon the financial lifeblood of the country will be completely drained and whichever flagwaving group eventually prevails may find very little to celebrate policy r.t. kyra. let's now get reaction inside from cairo based political activist ahmed mccabe mr again thank you so much for joining us here on r.t. while the raid on morsy supporters has asked a late already volatile situation there so who do you think is behind us. very conflicting stories about what happened but there are plenty of video clips on you tube. the clashes first of all we have to make sure no violence is accepted on any side and we put the responsibility of what is happening on both sides of the leadership of the muslim brotherhood and the
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military leadership must take responsibility for the continuous escalation and not for reaching. and also we have to understand that. even if the muslim brotherhood were trying to attack the military compound the military personnel should only deal with those who are attacking them there were forty two killed people among which women and children and three hundred twenty two casualties i do not understand why the military opened fire randomly at people just like that that is a very critical question that will pull the military into a crisis and this is a very serious issue because that m.f. occasions are extremely dire if this continues to be the case and more incidents like this i hope egypt does not become another syria those are very serious issues well source on the other side to this we have already established that the situation is highly volatile and the tension is running high on both sides there
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but looking at the motives that the military may might have what's in it for their i mean don't they realize that this might lead to further escalation and eventually to a civil war. first of all the place where the muslim brotherhood was camping is a very. broad connects cairo from east to west this is a key place where most traffic goes through so it's becoming very in knowing for the military to. muslim brotherhood there so they were trying to disburse them early by dong well there is zero coverage by any news agency that is is what has been putting us all under alarm and concern because there is no other party portraying or manifesting or conveying the muslim brotherhood and
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islamic side now we need enough human rights activists people who will stand among groups i have a part of a group called no to violence that is putting people on the ground to witness what's happening now going back to the civil war issue we have to understand that the civil war issue is plausible but it starts with the media and the mainstream demonization of any side whether it be in the muslim brotherhood or. supporters it is very critical that each party does not demonize the other we can see a lot of use of the word predator isn't. about the people the change in discourse encourages in escalates and gives cover to violence against morsi. we are very alarmed and deeply concerned about that now also. there are some brotherhood leaders who are using the same rhetoric ok what needs to be done now all to see
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their leadership of the muslim brotherhood is using violence. what needs to be done to prevent those. first of all the muslim brotherhood must take. specific measures are announcing violence. that anyone who puts up arms they have to denounce they have to say that we are not going to use violence and they have to prove what we've seen in the xander saved. a lot of areas around egypt that they have used violence they have come. politically suicide in the past couple of days so they need to put down any arms they need to ensure the peacefulness of the demonstrations any egyptian in any given time has the right to protest but there's not there's not have the right to or use violence against anyone well indeed the situation is very tense in your country but looking
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into the future who do you think egyptians want to see as their new leader. well first of all we need institutionalize ation we do not just need leaders need the institutions of democracy and the democrat eyes ation of institutions so both between the institutionalization and democratization we need specific standards and measures we need and among which are what at the heart of which is just it's not just social justice but we also have to issue almost immediately on transitional justice so that those who committed crimes against egyptian people from the mubarak regime and even from the brotherhood regime they must be tried according to a due process a legal due process all right now. live from cairo political activist thank you so much for joining us on r.t. . r t is true he's also in cairo went to find out what
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exactly is motivating morsi supporters to stand up to the army. a lot of people are saying that it was the popular whale that pushed the comet mostly out of the face 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 street and generate twenty five going through mubarak and we believe that what is happening right now is to get mubarak again and. i have participated in five elections among the last thirty months and we want to proceed with the democratic way of ruling the state. and now we are being isolated by the military the military is trying to isolate 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
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a constitution that most of the people has approved only six months ago. and to correspond bill true has made her way to the protesters sit in at nasr city on twitter else reporting on the situation as it unfolds she also managed to speak to some doctors at a field hospital who told her they've seen wounds caused by an ally of ammunition as well as facial injuries from other weapons so follow balance twitter for the latest updates from the area. fugitive whistleblower added snowden has struck again this time claiming down the n.s.a. is in bed with germany as well as with a number of other countries when it comes to global surveillance the former cia employee says the partnership is set up in such a way that it can protect top level politicians from any backlash if details of their collaboration become public revelations undermine berlin's recent furious
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comments about the extent of america's global spy operation with chancellor merkel accusing the us of cold war tactics that was previous revelations involved extensive spying programs run by france and britain journalist mental alex and writer says german politicians are fewer yes but about being spose not by being spied on. they are angry that it came to public that not all the facts are that the citizens can see what is going on because i wouldn't believe and you heard right now all the government politician by the way also an oppositional politician the driven parliament and when we listen very well to. the mainstream politicians in germany we are right now. on this let us say co-operation 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 spying and we have to watch
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a little bit back in the past we had in the one thousand nike's that. it was also it was. in europe especially in germany and this was especially for economy and german companies the drome economy was. prior to the u.s. secret service so what we see here is that germany has behaved the moralists like well let me say like a state fully on the profile of the u.s. without any independence and the scandalous not just that you are doing that the real scandal is that the german politics are not doing something against them and. now brushing the dodgy surveillance aside europe and the us have some big money to talk about. and they are about to discuss joining us to create the world's biggest free trade region had we asked whether they'll get what they are bargaining for
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plus. the top seed serving woes when in tough economic times and could be applied for ten thousand pound pay rise it's enough to make british taxpayers had spend their politics politicians are in line for half the pay rise the details on that just ahead here in our. what defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. or a factual standard of living.
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welcome back this is our t. now molly is gearing up for a presidential election. later this month the country's first ballot since civil war broke out nearly two years ago the state of emergency which has been in place since january has been lifted i have
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a poll you one piece gave birth aided by the ongoing french intervention forces will help provide security during the election but some local officials say mali will still be hard pressed to hold a credible vote hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced while the country's north or radical islamist were recently driven out is said to be seeing a very fragile peace or even national 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 their very own traditional beliefs stretching back generations using nuts to help predict the future and influence the weather you know look at. it it's people like these who helped form africa's unique and diverse cultures but it's exactly these times who would have been a tree sick of an isolation had the militants who took control of mali's north in the name of radical islam also swept aside authorities here. have
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a lot of bar they say they are 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 to push towards the capital to 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 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. they brought the chair to a squirrel in the center of gower they tied me up they gave me an injection and put a band-aid here brought a knife like this and cut it. however some people from solomon's village claim has
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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 or what that traveling to was the north we met 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 and why are they bad bad all of them lot of lalan yes they are bad bad for our country. but when those ringers of shari'a law to call to the north a significant number of mali is either join them or help them. some suggest by their wallets militants have capitalized on widespread poverty while others have been joining by they slogans it is now many people who joined the radicals understood they were mistaken and they've joined the side of the mali an army to
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fight against those people are you guys that frayed that these people will come back. you know they will not come back. ok on why they will never come back here. because mali and france now here. but france is drawing much of its military and the very people paris claims to have driven out still appeared to be very much around. the same groups that these noles claimed responsibility for 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. critical. care and. that is no legal matters except
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anguish for me research it and. no one can restart. it sounding is the missing link to fate. and oceano odyssey from mali. now take a look at some of the stories from around the world and u.s. officials say the born triple seven which crashed at san francisco airport was flying too slowly they also said the crew tried to aboard the landing just seconds before it slammed into the runway killing two of the passengers as you know our alliance says it was the first time the pilot had tried to landing that kind of plane but insist he's an experienced airman remarkably more than three hundred people on board the plane survived the crash. kennedy officials now say five bodies have been found after the freight train explosion in quebec dozens more are still missing with a corner a spokesperson saying victims may have been vaporized in the intensity of the
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explosion and fire the town of luck megantic is devastated after the wrong way train loaded with fuel derailed and blew up although the cause of the disaster remains unclear. talks about to start in washington to create the world's largest free trade zone between the u.s. and the e.u. this despite europe's indignation over america's murky surveillance and threats by the french president to bury the deal economist patrick young believes that no matter what they think of each other right now the deal is vile for both sides the u.k. in particular of 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 have been seen to be pretty much empty business and empty 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
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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 and 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 camel to ford in the current economic circumstance where their lunch is being eaten by the emerging east not to come up with the do. now ask anyone in britain who they saying deserves a pay raise right now and few are likely to say and just about everyone else is being asked to freeze or cut their paycheck lawmakers are in for a massive salary hike from london here's r.t. sara for us. it might seem 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
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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 the general public has a pay freeze employees are paid more already they will have a field day they will terrorism if we have a huge increase when they get in nothing that was politicians from the prime minister down make bluster and prick claim that the 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
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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 might think think anyone should be and should be paid for. it stops kind of things where they can. anything with. money comes the expenses of. expenses and. you know extracurricular activities were some. other things in the current climate. that yeah well you don't. it's going on left and sudden there's more people using food banks than any british peacetime history is extremely sensitive quite
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understandably and then mention of the pay rights the politician has prevailed anger and confusion amongst many in the public but in the wake of members expenses scandals this pay rise could all say be linked to an end out fight ending for m.p.'s which many say will be a chance for real with bold and that's this debate hot stuff even in the coming days listening to be something to reflect. on. and up next crossed off examines what the world might look like if china was a single global power. remember how all the sudden off on card protest group became world famous and then
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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 a german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.d.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activist band show set 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's e.d.f. may have been given all extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think the 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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