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with greece about to get its next bailout tranche of the cost of thousands more jobs we report tonight on the deadly addictive near misses the thriving on those who suffered years of raging unemployment. explosions jailbreaks and intransigents over justice post gadhafi libya reduced more deadly chaos while tripoli refuses to hand over the dead leaders certain to the hague for trial to investigate that is out. of britain considers revealing over one hundred companies suspected of paying private investigators who then illegally obtained clients personal data as pressure from furious emptied mouths.
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even if you just joining us is kevin owen here with you this hour it's now just after eleven pm moscow time greece's got its next desperately needed bailout installment approved by the skin of its teeth but the money comes at the expense of thousands of public sector jobs even though prime minister says his top objective jury in the country's upcoming a presidency is quote an economy free from the scourge of unemployment the rescue load of four billion euros that is going to come from the eurozone of the european central bank the i.m.f. is also expected to hand out a further one point eight billion to to get the money athens has to fire four thousand civil servants by the end of the year while twenty five thousand more have to be redeployed rescue funds have been crucial for keeping greece afloat for over three years now however as financial expert patrick young points out it's not
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curing the country's flawed economy. well unfortunately i've always argued that greece was never going to survive as long as it was in belarus mode because the difficulty is that you know through involved at alcoholics just tends to make them more alcoholic and it doesn't affect them and improve their overall condition really what greece has always needed to do was to leave the euro and declare bankruptcy it's the only way that it can feasibly restructure what's going on instead what we have is this absolutely mainly arkell situation where in order to manage to stay in the euro we have a series of political forces in western europe who are desperate not to see their law you see political experiment fail and therefore greece has been left just like cyprus just like other countries that have received bailouts like ireland they are being sacrificed out the altar of a ludicrous national political statement or supra national political statement.
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more money coming the government's ways cold comfort though for the many thousands of greeks sleeping rough having off their jobs homes and families in the past few years increasing numbers of sort solace in what's called the cocaine of the poor. and finding out about that in athens. used to be out of work now he's still unemployed but also on heroin is homeless and has aids he's already tiny chances of getting a job have vanished completely. alone that some start using because they are angry at life no work no money for the same reasons many decide to start selling drugs but end up using the needle themselves. every day drugs rock the lives of new people with just one many thought they'd hit rock bottom it's very true he can find the. and as far as i'm concerned is the worst thing a van so far. the leaders hit on the greek drug market is making even the most
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experienced junkies shiver and with a price tag starting from just two year old produce is becoming increasingly widespread in the crisis hit me it's. from or from bacteria of cars. very dangerous because they can sleep she's a can either be smoked inhaled or injected together with heroin they are now on the key engines behind the spread of ha been factions there is a good. percentage. of their health issues. more suze every day n.g.o.s go into the field to trying to stop the virus spreading so we're at a drug user spots in one of the poorest districts of athens were asked not to film outside in order not to frustrate anyone since it's morning now and apparently many
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users still haven't taken the first dose of the day but here the procedure is quite simple the social workers collecting used syringes and distribute these alcohol wipes of fresh water and syringes for their users to inject just. we thought being on the street is as low as a drug addict can get we want to investigate this the greek government's radical approach to tackle what's seen as a scourge on society by forcing addicts off the streets and holding them along with prostitutes and illegal immigrants and special detention centers like this facility where up to five thousand people are believed to be kept hidden from the eyes of the public we're at one of these camps outside of athens to the amount of security here is a really impressive several lines of the gates of the wire and lots of security guards in fact one of them has already asked us to leave so we don't we have that much time to film not much time at all we had to stop filming since our local producer told us we were risking our documents and footage to be taken away i did
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manage to grab a couple of more shots from my phone looks familiar. disappoint fierce criticism from human rights organizations greek officials see the populations of these guantanamo lookalikes me double and that they should be viewed as a model for the rest of europe you've got this kind of athens greece. so as europe struggles to dig itself out recession still britain's now also in danger of losing some of its key assets scotland said to decide on its independence from the u.k. next year or two i was tired tonight on this channel the country's first minister tells r.t. why he thinks it will be better off without london. i think and then this is about control of your finances control of your resources in the case of oil and nubile resources in scotland but also control of your revenue if you control your revenue and therefore control your spending and how to distribute that revenue among the
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population then you are a genuinely independent country with independents who are in the european union scotland would control one hundred percent all of its revenue base would decide how to spend its finances currently we have a load control of less than ten percent. it or for revenue base of the scottish parliament therefore temple so as not and lives one hundred percent even independence within europe is independence. from tunnel talk about libya in more important focus on the city of benghazi because it was earlier rocked by two explosions also in the grip of violent clashes between armed rebels on one side military on the other at least one soldiers died in the fighting but security forces are now said to be in control the explosions targeted judiciary buildings and injured thirteen people caused massive damage this is more than a thousand prisoners remain on the run after a massive jailbreak in the same city the prime minister of the transitional government said people living in the area stormed the prison because they didn't
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want the facility in their neighborhood anymore the country struggled to return to stability since the twenty eleven nato backed intervention which toppled colonel gadhafi meantime a son of the deposed leader saif al islam is set to stand trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the twenty eleven uprising he set for a hearing in libya in august despite the international criminal court's demand that he handed over to the hague let's take a closer look at the man and his story well educated in london so far as little seems a crucial figure in building relations between libya and the west but that all changed or nearly twenty eleven when protests broke out against the forty two year rule of moammar gadhafi saif al islam and his father were accused of crimes against humanity and in the ensuing crackdown the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants just a few months later the libyan leader moammar gadhafi was brutally killed by rebels we all remember those pictures that day the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed informal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he
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was eventually then captured by a rebel group and apparently parts of his fingers amputated libyan authorities wanted a trial in tripoli but still the i.c.c. demand that he did man that he be handed over to the hague that's a request that was in turn rejected real game of ping pong here so for. delegates from the court were detained in libya for a month after trying to attempt to get documents to him gadhafi sons made two appearances in a libyan court the i.c.c. is again ruled against libya's effort to hold the trial by themselves for the latest on the situation more now than marty's paula slayer. although the international criminal court has ruled that libya must extradite safe islam to the hague so that he can face charges of crimes against humanity the libyans won't allow it they want to try him at home nick offerman who is a former israeli lawyer hired by gadhafi is altec a set says he needs to be handed to the i.c.c. on the basis of a real security council decision the security council gave the international
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criminal court the mandate to investigate crimes are committed in libya after the revolution the international criminal court carrying out the will. of the international community investigated the matter and issued two warrants for arrest one for safely. now if the libyans wish to try these two people that is their right but they have to request. permission to do so from the international criminal court the libyan government has challenged the right of the international criminal court to try safe it argues that the hague based court has no jurisdiction because it only intervenes if the local justice system is not functioning and those ruling libya say that they justice system is operating well but professor who did warn and who is an expert on the disagreements he says the country is in a state of collapse. i am not sure that it will be right to assume that there is a government in libya today there is no army no police are now in control even if
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they give safe a trial the libyans always surprise us so i can't really see how the trial will go i'm not even sure if it will be good and how just an objective it will be the question needs to be asked why has safe trial not here begun he's been held captive since november two thousand and eleven and it's not even clear exactly where he's being held when the libyan rebels who are fighting against gadhafi they proclaimed loudly that he and his family should be court marshaled. now they quiet it does seem as if one thing got into power they believe that the only ones they need to listen to them selves. tel aviv. will judge jones is the lawyer appointed to saif al islam by the i.c.c. he described the conditions his clients being held in. he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because so much
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confinement thing any period of time and for a few weeks has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he's been in that condition for twenty months impossible for foremost to see him and even if they do see him on the cons him in any circumstances where you can speak freely the last time you visited by night you see delegation mixing this covertly recorded and so he knows that he knows it's become a complaint anyone can visit about these conditions you can say in the in meaning for his defense because it's being used against him and not being prosecuted in addition to the war crimes trials are being prosecuted for basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hay and exercise his right to photo but if indeed saif al islam is actually tried back at home may not be what exactly what do you think he's facing. what he's facing a show trial. entirely on federal trial in which he's not going to be able to get any defense witnesses to testify on his behalf because of me too terrified to testify and they were expendable he's going to be executed because the penalties
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carry the death penalty and it's quite clear from pronounce inspired officials and if you know that they want to carry out the death penalty if it's imposed. when asked about the next step in getting their hands were gadhafi said the i.c.c. told us that they could inform the un security council as to possible further actions so somewhat vague response there backing up maybe then some experts claims that saif al islam will never leave his native country for the british ambassador to libya agrees with that. the fact is that the libyans will not hand him over a lot of good reasons for that. so if we. could face two different sort of charges he could face charges relating to what happened in the revolution in two thousand and eleven and that's what he would face if he would extradited and handed over to the international criminal court but in addition to that he may well be charged with for example stealing vast amounts of money very large assets have been frozen by by the security council and by the libyan authorities i think it's quite
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possible that will be some some arrangements but he should be tried in libya and those charges which are of interest to international criminal court the international criminal court would have some kind of role they would have to play some policy look proceedings in libya oh what i think is politically most unlikely in fact i would say impossible is that you would actually be handed over to be tried in the hague still to come the dangers of the morning rush in iraq dozens of commuters never reach their final destinations for a spate of car bombs went off across the country look at why the nation just can't seem to skate we'll go in violence. broken dreams in sobering reality says the u.s. gone from a country with a belief of ever greater prosperity and upward mobility to one where more and more get by on low wages and in jobs that will always be temporary so differently in
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britain's considering exposing a list of one hundred two major companies an individual suspected of paying private investigators who then illegally obtained clients personal data the u.k. serious crime agency gave the list to parliament but then told him to keep it confidential and they're furious about it for a set of reports. banks the pharmaceutical companies the law firms and other private firms are on a secret list of clients that have hired private investigators or p i's who break the law that these companies have not face any consequences or prosecution now the information of this a list had been passed on to a parliamentary committee by the serious organized crime agency or so they said that they submitted their findings to the home office of illegal practices by p.r. in two thousand and eight and they had called for government regulation of such practices having said that though there are three successive home secretaries with
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access to this information and it's been reported that they had failed to act on this now this is caused outrage among m.p.'s in particular who question first of all why this list is being kept secret and second of all why nothing has been done at to stop the practice some of the information that the p.r. had managed to get their hands on include mobile phone records bank statements and details of witnesses under police protection let's get more insight on this from professor charlie beckett thank you very much for joining us today so the biggest problem that you see in this issue what would that be i think there are two main problems one is around transparency why. these companies have been part of a criminal investigation if the reason is simply because it might impact on you know the share price that seems to me to set a rather dangerous precedent and then from the second concern would be that we've
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seen in the newspapers in germany. investigation have been and so there seems to be an inconsistency. member sack the head of the serious crimes agency over the scandal says laws must be applied equally to everyone. there's been a real reluctance by the police to pursue this now we've got to the stage where the home affairs select committee in parliament has been given the names under very stringent terms they're not allowed to put these names out to the public and they have to remain under lock and key so there's a very serious situation whereby the police know about wrongdoing and they're protecting the companies rather than letting them defend themselves to the public in the open we had all the phone hacking incident take place in the last two years and none of those companies news international for example one newspaper closed the
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news of the world closed completely and effected that company in terms of its stock price and had many ramifications so we can't have one rule for one set of companies another rule for another set. but r.t. dot com a website we've already cations a good old fashioned dated previously is becoming a thing of the past cross the atlantic the jailer to broke the story about america's prism surveillance system once again sounds the alarm over how easily washington can snoop on its citizens and read up more about that you can do for us also the bahrain ban on campaigning in the capital with more on that to online we investigate whether that will be enough snow to stop the angry and dissatisfied making a stand. the trial of u.s. military was full blown bradley manning's drawing to a close with a verdict said to be delivered on tuesday the army private faces a barrage of charges the most serious of which aiding the enemy could land him in prison for life or he's going to shoot you can report. the twenty five year old
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u.s. army private bradley manning has been in custody for three years now and is now facing more than one hundred fifty years in prison he's facing life in prison he leaked documents and videos that showed war crimes committed by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan the military judge has so recently refused to drop the aiding the enemy charge against him the most serious charge despite many claims that his sole intent was to make the public more aware of the cost of war a human cost and the question of intent is very important for for the public's support of bradley manning but me now not so much for the prosecution the u.s. government is sending a message this is what's going to happen to you if you speak out even if you think you're doing it for for the public good where we manning's verdict is supposed to serve as an example for other whistleblowers who know that. he didn't scare edward snowden for making his revelations though probably one lesson that snowden learned was that he had to leave the country in order for him not to share bradley
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manning's fate. i mean this is hardly a surgery even. though you know there are you you you. have some news just coming in now at least forty people have been reported to have been hurt in switzerland after a collision between two trains earlier on this evening four people have believed to be seriously injured the reports coming from swiss t.v. the officials haven't ruled out the possibility of fatalities as well a part of this accident happened about thirty miles fifty kilometers southwest of the capital burden there's a report that two regional trains collided head on there we'll of course of great you as we get more about this awful accident if it is because it seems to be coming across so we're soon after what happened in spain that. a relentless terrorist violence continues to plague towns and cities across a rock a wave of over a dozen bombings has left at least sixty people dead and schools more injured.
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baghdad took the brunt of the violence with over twenty people killed in mainly shia areas most of the assaults involve car bombs has been a recent spike in activity from terrorist groups including al qaeda and the ongoing insurgency against iraq shia led government lies become the deadliest month so far this year with over eight hundred ten fatalities might be an activist from the london based time to democracy village says what's now happening in a way exposes deep contradictions in the u.s. led war on terror the casualty figures are getting worse and worse and this is one of the probably one of the worst years since the u.s. combat troops actually left. we've also had the double jailbreak that happened if you were a few days ago that to me seems like a professional spring job to get these people out of there and it's really just exposed the whole war on terror for the cruel hopes that it is because as these al qaida billiton and jihad is a straight from prison in iraq we can in the west we can declare them publicly as our enemies but they make they cross the border into syria and we're arming them
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and funding them and and hoping that will bring down the government of a sad so is war on terror is just really so what terror and we're doing nothing to stop it in the west the u.k. and the u.s. are actually feeding into this and they have been since that initial invasion in two thousand and three vote counts underway in mali after its presidential election the first since a coup last years for separatists and jihadist groups take control of the north millions turned out to cast the ballots with the election deemed a probably some stability in assurance of peace parties made for national took a tour of the water on country. here and then over the country the walls and billboards tell the story of the conflict when m.l.a. took over this part of the country on every road sign they wrote welcome to free as i was somewhere you can still read it then the mugello painted their symbols there is no god except in arabic like letters in a white circle the modern flag appeared after the governmental forces together with the french army liberated this area the fragile peace is now being carefully
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protected checkpoints cover the region's main routes to filter all those passing through waterways are also patrolled. we have to verify whether there are jihadists among them who want to cross the river. how to decide who is who. jihadists don't have papers and we send to police all those with no documents. the stakes are high memories are still fresh in people's minds from the days when religious radicals took over the country's north spreading the extremist laws saying america if you come to the river like this do you had this bit your basic at least sixty times if you are married they take you to your husband and make him buy and they throw you extremists would impose strict rules of modesty on these women without cross the niger river to go to college or the first to be large and mollie's north to openly supports the islamists when they first came and provided
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them with fighters tried to find a family whose children joint there. and then kind of affiliated group appeared in mali's north last year and began coordinating with the rebellion of the indigenous african tribe over to our regs who sought independence but they soon began infighting after rediculus started imposing sharia law why did they come here in the first place people in this area are very poor this is why we bring in some serve for women and some sweets for kids we visited the chief of the village for. just the one hundred fifteen year old man says one part of the village strongly supported qaida and al qaida divisions are very close hold interprete qur'an to reach them we cross a dried river the soil in mali's north is far from fertile the land is not generous to people farming here we get to a female part of the village and the first house we come across what looks like
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a women's club the ladies here differ from those swimming naked on the other side of the river front we cover ourselves because this is our tradition our religious tradition we protect our whole bodies to talk with men we go to a male part of the village we see to the most influential of them to hear their story if they brought weapons and we didn't have a choice but to be one man confesses his teenage son was inspired by outsiders before he was brought to mali in jail longer they behaved in a dignified manner they were never involved in looting but they showed respect to the koran but also they had money that looks very attractive to poor people like us . if the government provides local people with jobs less vulnerable and more immune to the islamists we'd speeches or would you please explain who are these people and from where they come they're not from here but we don't know their nationalities we repeat the question to the mayor of gown one of the biggest cities in mali is north
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and the percent of deadly clashes during the crisis. came from afghanistan algeria mauritania but they spent eleven months here and they recruited a lot of course. this is the conflict now over. the conflict has started. but it's far from over. when our way back a sense storm begins clouds of dust covered villages and cities peace in this region seems to be as trends and as blue skies on a sunny day you may think it will remain the way tease for some time but you can never be sure. from. a web service twenty four seventh's rest of all the news then i'm back with a bit more news in half an hour's time between now and then with more american scraping the barrel to get by what does the economic future hold for the subject of crosstalk in a couple of minutes. i've
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got a big question for you how stupid can stupid terrorist paranoia get according to four progressives dot com the texas department of public safety demanded that any women entering the state senate hand over any tampons or pads before entering wow so why would they do this are they really that scared that some terrorists are playing a sneak a bomb into the place at any cost according to news that yahoo dot com the official reason is that they're afraid of people using projectiles as a form of protest against a law that would really restrict abortions oh well no i kind of see where you abortion is an issue that people really get furious over now it kind of all makes sense but wait wait wait wait what's that they're afraid of projectiles but people
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with guns were allowed to take them into the senate are you kidding me i think the second amendment does a lot more good than harm by i think it goes without saying that for women to concealed carry their hygiene items they should need a permit or permission from anyone but that's just my opinion. hello and welcome to crossfire things are considered. broken dreams in sobering reality says the u.s. gone from a country with a belief of ever greater prosperity and upward mobility to one where more and more get by on low wages in jobs that will always be temporary so differently can employment now and in the future be defined as mcdonnell is a.

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