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the israeli prime minister to prove to the u.s. and the u.n. that iran change of tone is nothing but a smokescreen as recent signals of a thaw relations with the west failed to soothe the benjamin netanyahu is. terror tightens its grip on africa is the most militants carry out a mass murder of students in nigeria just a week. group conducted a deadly attack on a shopping mall in the kenyan capital. and austria's far right freedom party gets a quarter of the votes in sunday's general election all amid growing support for right wing political groups across europe.
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good morning from moscow where it's now it just after ten am on monday. top world headlines for this hour. the israeli prime minister is on a mission to thwart iran's recent efforts to unfreeze its relations with the west binyamin netanyahu claims to run sweet talk is just a trick to buy the country's nuclear program more time and he's vowing to prove it to the white house and at the u.n. general assembly middle east correspondent paula now taking a look at what to expect from the israeli leaders so-called counter offensive. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in the united states where he will be meeting with the american president barack obama and also addressing the united nations general assembly the focus of that address and his meetings will be on iran and here the israeli prime minister's message is quite simple don't trust the rain
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ians netanyahu has ordered his government members not to give comments regarding the recent phone call between the radian and american presidents in fact he's ordered them not to talk at all regarding the whole issue of iran and this is presumably to avoid any kind of embarrassment while natanya who is in the united states and also for israel to seemingly present a united front prior to leaving israel for new york netanyahu said that he was going to use this opportunity at the united nations to show the truth about iran particularly now while all these plays in trees are being said last week when the iranian president rouhani addressed the u.n. security council netanyahu criticized that addressed severely saying that was full of hypocrisy and cynicism at the time he ordered the israeli delegation to boycott the station and warned the international community not to be fooled by signs of so-called moderation by the way in government we will not be fooled by half
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measures that merely provide a smokescreen for your rants continual pursuit of nuclear weapons. and the world should not be fooled either. understand day the israeli internal security vission bit announced that it had a wasted a belgian citizen with a rainy an r region for allegedly spying against israel now the incident happened already three weeks ago but the information has only now been released while netanyahu is in the united states and of course questions are being asked about its timing many are suggesting that it is to store up ammunition for netanyahu his position at the zation that he's going to be putting across in the united states it also comes at a time when the first time in decades we see a warming in the relationship between the united states and iran now rouhani in his address last week also called for a new creek middle east it's highly unlikely that the israelis will ever agree to this israel has never admitted having nuclear weapons but at the same time it has
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never denied that it does policy r.t. tel aviv. and in the meantime are a notable israeli journalist of that of a gideon levy he told us here at r.t. that it will not be an easy task for netanyahu to persuade the u.s. leader that iran cannot be trusted in any situation. practically the get is already long time ago because president obama and prime minister. see hardly eye to eye in none of the two main topics a palestinian question will be there runyan wish in ateneo sizes anything which is less than bomb being iran is not the right solution he would come up with a lot of intelligence material trying to prove that there is no change on the ground in iraq he will try to spoil the party. but in any case i think that we have now to hear the promo see in giving honey
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a challenge. the reason basic fundamental change in iran and he soon can only benefit out of. where you can actually a step back in time on our website r.t. dot com to see exactly how a year ago netanyahu drew the wrath of iran with his explosive address to that of the un general assembly. for now here in our court in bahrain has sentenced fifty shia muslims to up to fifteen years in prison for organizing an opposition group it was one of the key backers of the nationwide program for movement or authorities claim it's been involved in terrorism we talk to dr knot dodge i spent two months in prison that she believes the trial is a well used tactic of the government. actually it's quite old the propaganda and the whole process all the demonization of the pro-democracy corners and to
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pro-democracy groups is a quite an old fashioned thing that the the f.r.c. is the bahamian authorities they'll be using for a while and it's not working anymore i mean at this moment they failed absolutely failed to provide any evidence that these groups are involved in any to terror attacks or any more of it take movements two years ago exactly at the same date same judge he convicted doctors almost fifty doctors for sentencing up to fifteen years it's the same thing the repeating. to nigeria right now where dozens of students have been shot dead by islamist militants who stormed a dormitory early on sunday morning and just started killing people and the government are believed to be from the terrorists second boko haram the recently stepped up its attacks on civilians this latest incident showing the scale of terror and golfing africa coming shortly after the deadly shopping mall attack in
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kenya johnson the founder of the viewpoint africa website explain why the continent has become a hub for terrorist cells all these groups are all joined together. i'll shut babin somalia or the wider m.l.a. in in mali or if the were across west africa these jihadist cells are all only blueprints on the organizational al-qaeda the west has already declared terrorism leads to islam is in islam is in leads to fundamentalism and ultimately muslims when you're dealing with an ideology when you're dealing with a mindset and in the case all these groups they believe they can do no wrong because they think they believe they're getting their blueprint from god so it's not extent it becomes very difficult to dislodge them over time i think it's a desperation acts by the militants and they've been attacked severely by the nigerian government for several months and i think they've been dented in terms of
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their own all round operations and this is just an extension of his group to make sure it's already propagated in the past before that it was a syrian state swat shari'a law and despite his anything that's worse than that and it does believe that some institutions including education institutions are its target because it's deemed to be worse than. the group's attacks on educational institutions are in bedded in its name itself boko haram it actually can be translated as quote western education is a sin it is the islamists the third attack on a school in nigeria's northeastern state in just four months and among other common targets for boko haram are christian communities and of course the church's. thanks for joining us here on r.t. today europe is witnessing a surge in support for far right parties a right wing populists of just swept to power norway
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a greece's golden dawn is the country's third largest political group and then austria the right wing freedom party has scooped up almost a quarter of the vote in sunday's general election a short while ago i spoke to peter oliver in vienna. well the big story from sunday's ballot is that the far right freedom party in austria picked up almost a quarter of the vote now what that means is that they've really increased the amount of of their popularity here in the country they campaigned this time on a not just an immigration policy but also on a policy on a very much a euro skeptic campaign and that seen them both draw in the voters from by the by the sackful not just those though also the euro skeptic parties will be in the in the parliament here in austria and this is something that we're seeing not only here in austria but we've seen in norway where there the government there came to
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power on well very strong immigration policy saying that they would put limits on immigration there in sweden week earlier this year we saw riots in the the be reachin of stockholm that seen a rise. in the support for right wing governments in that country also denmark where the they have the right wing party they're the they're the the danish people's party all the third party people like money on the pen name fronts in the the french national front they're making a lot of noise and they getting more and more they're being heard more remore by people all across the continent and all of this is taken against the backdrop of the real extreme right being in the news right now in countries like greece where golden dawn members being rounded up and arrested so there is there are two sides to the far right in europe at the moment it seems to be those that are getting elected politically and those that are are rioting in the street sign can what we're seeing in athens and other cities in greece. right there are still loads of
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news to come for you this morning here on after the break the perilous state of the portuguese economy is actually bringing people together we report on the small communes forming in rural areas with people growing their own food and living off the. bus when having a car becomes well more of a pain than a pleasure look at how british people are choosing to move about in the daily lives those stories on the rest of the world's top headlines for this hour after the break. be elusive search for justice should individuals including government officials be legally held to account for starting aggressive force like in iraq is it fair to push their officials be given immunity from prosecution if they're not held accountable and who is ultimately responsible. as the media leave us so we leave to
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in the best shop windows. luxury is a school. this is a lost cause. talk to. an archie. court it is quarter past the hour moscow time it starts here with me rory sushi and voters rejected austerity in local elections in portugal defeat to the parties of the coalition government spending cuts are proven immensely unpopular in the country which is likely to see a third consecutive year of recession hit by tax hikes and job cuts people are finding unexpected ways to survive the economic storm of this story to watch for.
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alan taiji a. beautiful part of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people moving out economic flights having been a reality here for many generations but since the crisis hit villages like campbell reyes have seen people needing in here a small call means formed was involved. and her and her two children have been here for a year and her story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe. north to the. to it's nothing through through. unable to pay the mortgage on her house and a sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commune he found her
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free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table. and under way around seven families the past of this group and all members of the commune chippin. and brick by brick and her family of building a new life here we're told the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise so that arity communal sharing and co-operative trade move from the city to here a couple of years ago. so we are still like trying to find our place here we have a well we have this little jobs of course it's very. it's not something that you have a strong link to a source of income you are like. spring it's time to.
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retire we will get by going your own feet in living off the land might seem but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like our ordinary people he stated the extraordinary difficulties the euro crisis the presented them with so alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school the nearest hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by cuts to public services. like this that i i i'm surviving not leaving here and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as
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a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to make something near to my area of work. i feel that i can do it. well and actually really say to. people to treat you for me. this. works like this the people who. want to have the opportunity to do the things that they like more. so if r.t. portugal's island takes you region. straight into the we go let's start with ethiopia this time where thousands of taking to the streets in the. government rally protesters demanded the scrapping of the country's terrorists and the release of certain political prisoners the demonstrators claim the legislation is being
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misused for cracking down on opposition activists and journalists but officials say the protestors are simply trying to glorify convicted terrorists. and pakistan where thousands of gathered for a funeral service for the dozens killed in a devastating blast in the city of. mourners were joined by the relatives of one family who lost sixteen of its members in the attack and they died when a car bomb went off near a police station in a market area destroying nearby shops and buildings it's been only one week since suicide bombers killed eighty people outside a christian church in the same city. by the london dogs and some pretty startling footage right there of course coming from the river thames a tourist boat on fire with people actually jumping into the water to avoid the flames twenty eight passengers also all of them and the two crew members all had to be rescued by passing ships no one was seriously injured although we understand
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that one child support the hospital due to suspected smoke inhalation right now we have no idea what course the. we are about to get to cross talk for now though cars are becoming increasingly a luxury for europeans growing fuel prices along with the general recession forcing more and more to say farewell to their four wheeled friends but with public transport being very expensive and crowded people are choosing pedal power to get around laura smith now reports. to some it's a trend to others it's a hobby and to many more it's just a way of getting around with public transport at breaking point roads clogged and finances tight london's commuters are increasingly ditching food wheels for to the
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fighting system millionaire you know just all the cars on the road all the buses and all the delays and huge sailing thrill doesn't guarantee that i'm always there on time always get a parking spot just outside where you stand so i'd hate to say yes it's much easier for you in chocolate doesn't even own a car and he's found a way of capitalizing on london his passion for cycling he's opened a cafe where you can have your bike repair it while you eat it cycling is just going nuts in london over the last well over the last five to ten years. and yeah we've heard from if it's in from the weekend yeah oh as we get larger crowds we get people who cycle just because they commute they want to get from a to b. to get people in rice to get well so and it's not just the u.k. that's getting on its bike in recession hit spain bikes and now out selling cars for the first time joining fellow pigs countries portugal and greece where hard up
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europeans are buying almost twice as many bikes as cause it's a similar picture in at least twenty countries all over the continent in the u.k. the trends one of the most pronounced in two thousand and eleven people bought nearly one point three million more new bikes the new cars it's a drive the government actively supports creating these cycling super highways and some of london's busiest roads and even offering a forty five cent tax break i'm buying a new bicycle. london's mayor has also appointed a dedicated cycling commissioner andrew gilligan has a budget of nearly a billion pounds. say the ten years and sees a correlation between recession and writing we've seen a big rise in cycling since the start of the recession. to be fair though it started before that but it's one of the one of the many factors that's definitely
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propelling cycling which fact is that we have a massive increase in number of people cycling by almost travelled on the main roads doubled in london as a whole since two thousand and two and course at the traffic in central london in the morning rush hour is now boys we just have to cater for the number of people doing it we have millions all over europe struggling to come by rising fuel prices and increasingly pricey and crowded public transport the pedal power. over the website for you this hour right now it's part of the flame fountains make their way by plane and even by the way to bring the torch. and we've got the footage from the lighting ceremony and a map of the actual whereabouts of the iconic symbol of the game. and while you're online you can find out about us to unity in the british army that stop by
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the i. designed to defend the country from the threat of cyber warfare all of that and so much more right now on our website. or i am back with the news team in about half an hour's time for now though we're all going to step aside people of el flaring tempers on cross talk after the break .
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recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to dress to increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything or generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are forward and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different i.e. profiling if you were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me do the standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id
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checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion. more news today. again fleda. these are the images. from the streets of canada. showing corporations are. wealthy british.
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markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to conjure reports. sympathize with the uprising but. we do not smuggle weapons and. we do not do any of these things. economic down in the final. days. and the rest.
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will be on me. as a. fellow unwelcome across all things are considered on peter lavelle be elusive search for justice should individuals including government officials be legally held to account for starting aggressive force like in iraq is it fair and moral that bush era officials be given immunity from prosecution if they are not held accountable. and who is ultimately responsible.
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to cross not crimes and punishment i'm joined by into komarr into san francisco he is the chief counsel on the case seeking to apply the crime of aggression against members of the bush administration and in new york we cross to ed craft he is an associate editor at reason twenty four seven right gentlemen crosstalk rules and that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it and if i go to you first in san francisco you're representing the plaintiffs in this case could you tell us a little bit about the plaintiff and what is the case absolutely thank you peter and it's a pleasure to be on my client is an iraqi woman an iraqi single mother who fled from iraq you know in the aftermath of the war in two thousand five hundred refugees now in jordan where she's supporting her dependents essentially. by herself and what she's alleging in her complaint against six defendants six bush administration officials including george w. bush dick cheney don.

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