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question more. breaking news here on r t a russian anti-corruption campaign or convicted of investment court finds him guilty of a scheme to defraud a state company out of half a million dollars. exploiting the chaos of conflict al qaida is said to be drawing up plans for its own islamist state carved
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out of the ruins of war torn syria's north with control over oil revenue and arms routes. and a competition is launched and britain for the best roadmap to leave the european union following the government's promise to hold a referendum on whether it u.k. should remain a member. watching r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshie welcome to the program well first to our breaking news story of course this hour and a court in the russian city of cure of has found a volley best known for his campaign against official corruption guilty on embezzling charges the sentence has yet to be announced but prosecutors have been pushing for a six year jail term arches or in english goes outside the courthouse. for us and
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joins us live now from moore arena as we know the sentence is still being read out and certainly is a long one so we're in for a few hours probably waiting but what has been said so far. well so far it's been two hours more than one hundred and one hundred some pages off the verdict and we still haven't heard the end of it yet the prosecutor did ask for six years in prison and to have to find for dixie in a violent then the judge has just has read that along with the one other man are guilty of them does lament of timber for the amount of roughly five hundred thousand dollars. down the line of course says that he is not guilty there is of course a lot of questions whether or not the violin will now be able to run for any office he is on the ballot to run for moscow mayoral elections which are to take place in september of this year odd that there have been severed separations of his his prospects but according to our federal law he can run for the mayor he's not going
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to be taken off the ballot and in fact his entire political career is not going to be killed by this trial but yet of course we have to hear the last of the sentence we have to know exactly what is going to happen got a fate awaits nonviolent whether or not it's going to be a suspended sentence or an actual one and of course is a very popular blogger in russia he is especially popular in large cities like moscow and st petersburg and of course in the social media such as twitter and live journal he's extremely adept at using these social media for his advantage but as has been shown by studies and even by people here on the street he's not so well known in russia's regions he's just a person that a lot of people here have not even heard about until the trial has actually commenced here some months ago so this is a situation that we're looking at right now and of course we're still waiting for the judge to was to finish reading the. at this point absolutely well while we were
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talking to you and getting your obviates were in fact looking at live pictures from the courthouse there and you can in fact just could see the volume there for now thank you so much for this and as he says we continue to wait for the sentence to be announced we can have someone else in the studio now with. host of crosstalk well peter as we are waiting let's now analyze a situation and my first question to you is the verdict really came as no surprise no surprise other people have gone to prison other people turned state so this is that these trials are going on for a long time ok why is it i mean if he's guilty of something ok i mean here's a guy a corruption advocate and he's committed corruption ok he gets he deserves ok but to what extent is this case politicized he politicized it he's running for political office he's running for mayor if you're running for political office people going to look at you more closely ok that's fair enough for any politician
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anywhere in the world the media is going to look more closely and if you claim something. and you're convicted of corruption it's a lot about you was a politician or a future politician and in fact. campaigns brought him popularity and actually brought him to prominence right and that's what he wanted but so it's like you get what you want you want notoriety people who look at you much more closely ok but what makes no value so popular in the west because he's anti putin and it's very clear they want a face they want an easy name to pronounce as well look if we compare his popularity in russia and in the west is probably different because he's. not a third of russians know who we are less than a third and the more you find out about him the less you like him he's a racist that's what he is he's a racist and he's not a liberal he is indeed a controversial figure and now what happens next. and especially his
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political ambition i think he will run for mayor i think he's on the ballot and he has an appeal we don't know what the final outcome is here but he can appeal and i stayed in that appeal could take months and months and the election is in september he will be on the ballot ok so people he does have some options there for him right of course we're waiting for the sens to be announced for now though we can cross to alexander silvana who's a political analyst and get some views and analysis from him and i will discuss it further alexander thank you so much for joining us so i'll give us your thoughts what does this verdict mean for the vollies future a political career in your opinion. well for the political career of mr nibali this will be a dead end i think because everyone knows that he bought into the russian law if you are sentenced to do not be an active politician you cannot go public and in terms of politics. just like all of us you can still try to appeal to file.
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while he's playing to the court of appeal and then still try to run for the mayor of moscow while the chance is not very great sound. everyone understands that if he is appeal is not satisfied that he will be taken off the balance ok well this is yes this is for now this is a short term perspective but what about his presidential ambitions because he announced council long ago that he would like to run for president. how will this trial affect that his presidential ambitions wall. while well there are two scenarios the first one is if he gets the actual sentence that it means that of course his impressions will well fail because he will have to serve a sentence a term in jail while the second which is to my mind is very unlikely and the second if he is given a conditional sentence than that he may still try to run but. if he is sentenced to give while he has this reputation mark that means that. he will have very few
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supporters all of them on this so-called creative class among the intelligentsia people have access to international pewters and those who actually sapolsky think also refold those those people are very few in the in the regions of russia and to have got a lot of signature is in the support of the presidential candidates and you will have to get a tour and make a tour of the regions and i think that will be a great failure fun of all so you don't think that this case will have the opposite effect on his popularity i mean you just said that the popularity will drop but you know things out it will have the opposite effect and some people and serve put the numbers up. well yes i'm just saying that some of these processes already damaging the reputation of mist and a volley out of the same time it's still working for these popularity to see the very spirit of the steam is a little beefed up you know fact the whole story of the volley is being in the
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public eye for a quite quite a period of time and people in the regions of russia they get tired of these stories very very fos so i believe that it's very very soon the people in the regions will just forgets about most of all i mean about this whole case and this case will only attract attention and stay in the focus of the probably cry here in big cities of moscow and st petersburg and a false in the west or alexander sullivan political analyst thank you so much for your thoughts here and let's now return to the city to people about what people you've heard some of what i actually agree with and it's of the same the same people like him he's like to attract new people and like i said the more you learn about this man the more you have suspicions ok now the entire opposition is in surround surrounding him in support not at all and his who is racist attitudes turn a lot of people off of course who we mean very popular in the west and. and maybe
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this is to his advantage but it's not going to be his political advantage here in russia well you know exactly people in moscow and st petersburg know him very well and this trial has attracted a lot of attention. he's not electable this is the whole point here ok he said i'm interested in personality for some people but on the ballot box he's not going to win anywhere so certainly it's interesting to look at him as you said and just his personality and you know he's his steps along the way but what about the people i mean he was the leader of the opposition right one of many that's what he wants to be he wants to be at the very center of it but that will hurt russia's opposition immensely. to track people whose politics repelled a lot of people how will the opposition react to what's going on now to the verdict on more or less the same you know we get the same rhetoric we're not going to get any new ideas it's a blip ok might be a blip in western media as we speak now it's being written about but it's
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a blue pill but what about protest i mean isn't it likely to sort of trigger protests more same people who support him or go out and protest big deal ok the numbers are very very small so you're not expecting this to you know escalate further. it's a blip all right well as we just heard from our correspondent we're still waiting for the sentence to be announced it's being read at the moment right now when you we have analysis of the situation and of course you can watch if you have this chance the live transmission from the courthouse in our website r t v dot com also on twitter and facebook leave us your comments and what you think your thoughts and perhaps forecasts as to what it's like going to happen and we'll be bringing you more analysis and opinion throughout the day on this case so we also got a live updates as i already mentioned from the courthouse don't forget about that and do stay with us for more here on our team. right to see.
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first street. and i would think that you're. on our reporters there. in. the in the. two other stories now here in our team syria faces the prospect of terrorist forces gaining overwhelming control or the country's nora's sources in the free syrian army armed opposition group claimed international terrorist network al qaida plans to create its own state near the border with turkey the rebel movement was until recently believed to be cooperating closely with extremist groups including al qaida but that relationship has been deteriorating arches ganesh account investigates. you imagine okai hiding in some caves in remote mountains not
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anymore they want their own country they found the land it's the part of syria which is on the rebels control we're talking about the northern part of the country that borders turkey according to an influential arabic newspaper off charcol outside which cites a source in the free syrian army a card affiliated militants intent to accidently assert their control over the territory immediately after ramadan ramadan and around the ninth of august according to the source of pride is about to announce an islamic state in syria they were in full control over the weapons coming from turkey and the money coming from oil smuggling in serious eastern province of their own lives or for example a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade with the reports that the al qaeda link has reached an understanding with the tribes over the division of spoils the all nusra front has of course used this process to buy more weapons and pates fighters now apparently
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they want more they feel powerful enough to want more it makes some of the rebels nervous of course many rebels ordinator their efforts with the all new threat but those who refuse to do that risk their lives recently the all new threat have killed several members of the free syrian army including one member of the western backed supreme military council the territories controlled by the rebels now have all the signs of becoming the old the land and in this new all the land you have things like checkpoints where the militants check whether people are fasting more or not locals from near aleppo say they check their songs to see if they're fasting and if they are not the militants beat them many syrians are of course deeply saddened by what's becoming of their country. and so half are you hearing our civil rights activists are up in arms over the quibble of a man accused of murdering an unarmed black teenager in florida later this hour we'll take a look at our weather as a ruling indicates a rise in racial profiling. and you know in the springs and northern ireland open
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up old wounds as belfast braces for more violent clashes between catholics and protestants warned out after the break to stay with us. wealthy british style. tirelessly. markets. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's culture the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report on our. mission
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free cretaceous three sons for charges free. range month free. three stooges free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects free media r.t. dot com. welcome back this is our team a british thing tank the institute of economic affairs has promised a large cash prize for who ever comes up with the best roadmap for leaving the european union prime minister david cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on britain's future in europe if his party is reelected boyko has a story. a picture of the scene is the year twenty seventeen and britons have just
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voted in favor of exiting the beleaguered european union so the government now needs to implement a road map for how to leave that's what the u.k.'s institute for economic affairs think tank is all skin economists. to come up with the best blueprint for britain's potential exit from the european union it's a competition and the winner who comes up with the best proposal will be awarded one hundred thousand a year as well to talk about the challenge i'm joined by dr richard wellings from the institute for economic affairs dr weddings why do you want to the competition now it's four years until the referendum and even so britain's might vote to stay in the european union at that point that's true but i mean it is such an important issue that is important that economists start thinking about the consequences of britain potentially leaving the given that there is such a large amount of your sketch system in most british public it is quite plausible
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that in a few years time britain will be leaving so i mean is absolutely essential that we have some idea of where britain is going to go next with a winning strategy be put forward to the government to use in case of a euro exit yes i mean where we're going to publish the winning strategy along with some of the other better entries as well said to be plenty of ideas there for the government to look at and hopefully come out with a very very sound plan now the prize is aimed at looking at the least disruptive way to leave the euro but there are those that say that leaving the euro zone will be detrimental to the case economy no matter how you do it obviously i mean there were major upside potentially because the u.k. can then get rid of all this very burdensome e.u. regulation on jobs and climate change and so on all the red tape is suffocating business but obviously key to this is whether we retain very strong free trade links with the rest of europe that's absolutely essential they have great free trade links with europe and the rest of the world will be the key to the u.k. success in the future dr welling's thank you very much for telling us about the
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competition now the prize is going to be judged by a panel that includes former chancellor nigel lawson who recently claimed that the british economy would be better off if britain were outside the european union. london and while. britain and the rest of the e.u. feel the grip of the stereotyping some well connected individuals are making more money than ever are the financial guru mexicans are says a new financial apartheid is appearing and you can watch the full show at about ten minutes time here in r t but here's a quick preview. so basically of england is loaning itself money that actually is called the asset purchase facility lending it money at point five percent interest and then lending it to the government at a higher interest with their guilt but then capturing that spread and giving it to the government to reduce their deficit so. you know if you borrow money from longer
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which is a payday lender shop here in the u.k. they charge annual analyze rates of interest of five thousand percent if you're one of these bankers dealing with the bank of england mark carney's new shop then the rate of interest is negative another word they pay you to take out a loan at one go they charge me five thousand percent at the bank of england they pay me two percent they pay me to borrow money that's the difference though the only assets of wires are those huge wealth that i think of gap in the u.k. and around the world well because if you're on the inside you get paid to borrow money if you're on the outside of the interest rate apartheid wall then you get charged five thousand percent to borrow money and then you go on the b.b.c. and say well we haven't had one with it but mckibben but i'm of the got to look at the do the do the do it just means efficient market theory you know i'm going to actually buy a post and you think it's right then i would. if the broad f a r a q d.v. from.
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the u.s. government is facing domestic pressure over a controversial court ruling that sparked mass protests police officer george zimmerman faced second degree murder charges over the killing of unarmed black teenager trayvon martin last year but was found guilty professor always alberich from the university of minnesota believes a man's acquittal reflects a deep racial bias within the u.s. legal system. all that data shows the justice system in this country is racial from the moment of impact police arrest more people older and white people. are convicted in greater numbers they serve sentences that are longer and there are greater numbers of people who are in prisons in the united states are given in
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terms of their population so we already have all that data and that this we see as a continuation of that trend this man has been acquitted so now is the time for our government to hear our voice that's why i live in minneapolis the state of minnesota we will have two thousand people in downtown minnesota in front of a court to share our concerns about these issues. and on our website our t. dot com we're asking whether you saying there are man's acquittal was justified well let's now take a look at the votes so far. as you can see the majority of our viewers approve of the court's decision seeing zimmerman's actions as self-defense and a slightly smaller number of those who participated say they were banned racially profiled the victim and instigated the violence fifteen percent and at the moment aren't concerned by this particular case and there are major which is only eleven
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for sand not enough evidence was provided so do get involved in this debate and let us know what you think on the issue by logging on to r.t. dot com. in northern ireland hedonist are planning get another a parade in belfast despite a recent series of street riots the orange order has applied for permission to hold a march this weekend are just there for us reports. well the full no u.s. government peace envoy to northern ireland richard haas back in school and yesterday party move in ireland tools now first minister peter robinson has said that all party group has been set up with the purpose of seeking an alternative to
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the parades commission never quit school say going to be looking to bring food a set of recommendations by the end of the year own parades and protests flags and symbols a hugely important issue to northern ireland blackpool within will be seen by many as the only result parts of the peace process now all too often we see days cultural elements really a motivator for the sectarian flare up over the sort that we've seen following on from last friday's july twelfth parade now after that we saw the parade commission's controversial ruling in force by police that then led to very serious writing by the loyalist marches in moved belfast and there's been really a period of sustained writing i know the owner had yesterday applied to the parades commission to have another parade on saturday this coming saturday very
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near to that contested area now that's been seen by many to be quite a provocative me move some people speaking out say to the orange order haven't learned any lessons from the violence we see of recent days already more than seventy police officers injured more than sixty people arrested more than one hundred homes traded everyone paying that which has been here these party talks now getting underway can bring an end to violence. and to some other world news now the greek parliament has a narrower we have proved a public sector reform bill to secure nine billion euros in financial aid from international lenders the rolling of which will see thousands lose their jobs comes despite large scale protests throughout the country the german finance minister is scheduled to visit greece on thursday to discuss a hundred a million a year alone. in egypt thousands of supporters of the ousted president
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mohamed morsi have taken to the streets of cairo the demonstrators denounced the newly formed cabinet branding it legitimate illegitimate rather as it emerged in the wake of a military coup the new government has entirely excluded members of morsi as muslim brotherhood movement the rally follows the visit of the european union's top foreign policy official urged both sides to cooperate and political process. and now a recap of our breaking news story here in our alex sina volumnia leading opposition figure and blogger has been found guilty of embezzlement by a court in the city of cairo the man the best known for his crusade against corruption was himself charged with defrauding a state owned timber company of almost a half a million dollars when acting as a paid advisor to a local governor the sentence has yet to be announced but prosecutors have been
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pushing for a six year jail term and a million rubles fine the volley became well known in russia and the west during a wave of anti-government protests in twenty eleven and twenty two well and he's currently campaigning for office as moscow america and earlier voiced his presidential ambitions right now though we're looking at live pictures coming out from the courthouse in care of were the sentence is being read out well we are keeping our fingers firmly on the pulse of this case will be bringing you more updates as we get them for now though the kaiser report is up next here in our don't go away. if you want is something truly baffling the u.s.
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supreme court has ruled that generic drug makers cannot be sued for bad reactions to their products only the original branded creators of the drugs can the court's decision was five to four overturning a multimillion dollar award for a woman who was horribly wounded by taking a medication which gave her toxic epidermal necrosis which is basically the equivalent of getting third degree burns all over her body and of course after winning the case mutual pharmaceutical company is demanding their millions of dollars back from the woman who they naturally blame for having side effects from the medicine they made themselves remember this is not just a ruling about one drug but a ruling about all generic drugs which are eighty percent of the u.s. market all of them will not have any accountability i cannot wrap my head around the logic of only punishing the creator of a product and granting immunity to anyone that later reproduces said product i mean would any sane person say that if you shoot a person with a colt forty five pistol that is a crime but if you use a copycat call made in mexico to blow your neighbors off well that's ok because
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it's a generic copy no no sane person would allow generic drug producers to have no liability for their product but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser is big coming quite apparent that quantitative easing is the. monetary policy central banks had no problem checking in but there's no way to check out now to explain all this let's turn to stacy herbert yes max keiser well you know that the u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke when he basically alleged that.


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