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a breach of trust leaders expressed frustration with their long time ally of the reports that u.s. intelligence has been eavesdropping on dozens of world leaders also. feed i mean we feel we can beat migrants from africa in the middle east to rebuild their lives on the other side of the mediterranean report from a refugee camp in the heart of europe. and the u.s. policeman who pepper sprayed a group of peaceful protesters is awarded compensation for psychiatric damage a ruling that's likely to fuel anger over police brutality.
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live from our studio center here in moscow which just turned eight pm this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day the is showing mounting frustration with its ally across the atlantic and demanding explanations over the u.s. government's intrusive surveillance practices at the european summit in brussels all eyes have been on the n.s.a. with fresh revelations of spying on european leaders forcing them to reconsider their partnerships with washington or france and germany are demanding talks with the u.s. on this issue by the end of the year and the latest n s a leak shows the agency has been eavesdropping on the conversations of thirty five world leaders the e.u.'s issued a statement warning that a lack of mistrust with washington could damage cooperation in intelligence gathering and on top of that germany has decided to team up with brazil which was also targeted by the n.s.a. to push for a u.n. resolution restraining u.s.
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surveillance when ati's test recently has more on the discontent in brussels. up to about thirty five world leaders will be spied on by the national security agency or the n.s.a. they were actually encouraging senior officials in various government departments like the white house the state department to share those contacts of important or individuals in the world in order to be added to that list that surveillance list and also what's interesting to note in the latest leak by edward snowden is that the acknowledgment in that document that all of this extensive spying has produced very little quote unquote to very little reportable intelligence and that really is where the debate is whether all of this could be justified in judging from the op war coming from leaders here in europe where they don't seem to be very convinced they issued a statement that they said that this distrust of the u.s. could jeopardize or prejudice any good necessary call for ration needed in intelligence gathering we already know they're being called by any piece to suspend the terrorist finance tracking program we know this is very important for both for
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both parties and also france and germany having a cold for talks with the united states in fact asking for new rules new surveillance rules of no spying agreement by the end of the year and asking other members even worse to join the initiative if they want to do was well senior german officials will be on their way to the white house very shortly to discuss this as a german chancellor angela merkel was very upset with the a suspicion that her phone was being monitored it's going up another level as well this is an issue in this day of by germany and brazil of so they want to oppose a draft u.n. resolution to restrain their foreign spying activities basically it doesn't directly touch on the n.s.a.'s activities nor will it necessarily directly the activities of the n.s.a. but it does call for an expansion of international privacy rights it must be noted that this trap had already existed before the internet but this time germany and brazil wanted to be specifically applied to all communications and there is no question about why they're pushing this initiative it is certainly the displeasure
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that they've have towards the u.s. over the n.s.a. spying activities. italy has thrown its support behind france and germany in their calls for an investigation into u.s. intelligence activities in done he's editor of politics dot com dot u.k. he says the backlash from the e.u. is only likely to escalate responding to some very very tough rhetoric specially from the e.u. commission which is not prone to issuing tough rhetoric all things considered usually it speaks of the sort of diplomacy talk now it's using a much more robust language which does suggest that action has come. and while that commotion heats up british prime minister david cameron is staying conspicuously silent some reports suggest he was pressured into signing an e.u. statement expressing deep concern over u.s. surveillance but chancellor merkel has said cameron continues to support the n.s.a.'s activities in dunn says the prime minister's stance is not surprising the
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u.k. is essentially indistinguishable from the u.s. and certainly do see h.q. works in partnership with the n.s.a. perhaps more of the sort of subservient incorporated partner. one but nevertheless there's really no point trying to distinguish the one reason that london is being very quiet is because london has its own secrets which will probably come out in the laundry over the next three weeks. despite the e.u. expressing its growing discontent with washington skeptics say these concerns are unlikely to go beyond formal statements u.n. diplomat earlier explained why. the longer term and a few weeks after the meet you're gone down the big issue it will just go on business as usual that is my expectation there will not and the real measure of it will remain states who have mental problems. and we're closely following the spying fallout over on our web site r.t. dot com with detailed updates and analysis for you.
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immigration is another issue rearing its head at the e.u. summit in brussels hundreds of africans drowned in the mediterranean sea earlier this month trying to reach european shores and overcrowded boats governments in southern europe are demanding more help from the rest of the e.u. to cope with the inflow of migrants artie's peter oliver met some of the people who fled their homelands. we have feed we are not anymore we have feeling we all want to be jobless homeless and thousands of kilometers from home this is the reality for refugees who were forced to flee violence in libya twenty eleven there is no option not even allowed to work in germany since i've been to germany i just slip and it does what i do they arrived in europe through its early however the italian authorities told them they couldn't stay and sent them packing with five hundred euros and give me some money i should go bank and collect the money i have the right to go anywhere what i want to go in soy just to leave it like yeah to live it
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to live because it truly is disaster and the european law it's really shouldn't of done less it's the responsibility of the member state where refugees arrive to look after them by sending these refugees away left them in a difficult legal predicament my document is get an expert and the five hundred year is finished can't go back i can't i can't even go back to italy to renew even my document why did you fall far for over a year more than five hundred from all over sub-saharan africa being packed into this camp in the german capital i don't. know how you paint that they'd been working in libya when colonel gadhafi was toppled a nato backed war the documents these people have gives them access to basic medical care nothing else mentions it in now in berlin and it's up to germany to find a solution to their problems with trying to get them residents grammont so for now
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there is no long term solution they have no right to work no right to social housing and are forced to live on handouts there's a feeling in the camp that e.u. members who took part in the twenty eleven action against libya have a responsibility to help i see this is. odd you appear you do you guess but it's a little known. i distribute we. have to go to work today as germany decides what to do they get ready for a second winter in a berlin city park these people came here because they were fleeing violence but in running for their lives they found themselves stuck in limbo here in the e.u. peter all of a r.t. . well we'll return now to the developments in brussels e.u. summit concerning the reports that u.s. intelligence has been eavesdropping on dozens of world leaders the agency's
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allegedly been snooping on spanish government officials as well and the targets may have included the prime minister well for more on this surveillance scandal i'm now joined live by the u.k. leader of the party laws kay law's clear lot of frustration a lot of words being expressed today in brussels but will we really see a diplomatic fallout between the e.u. and the u.s. over this. well it's clear that there's a great deal of diplomatic tension already but i think actually today's revelations of the monitoring of world leaders phones and showed the breathtaking double standards of our ruling elite suddenly when it's a case of calls. telephone being tapped then we have the likes of. speaking out and saying it's a real scandal when actually when it's a case of ordinary citizens that's what the real scandal is the real scandal is the true extent of mass surveillance in the e.u.
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and of course beyond. obviously but it doesn't get you all dead diplomatic tension let me quickly ask you you're there in the u.k. now talking of double standards interesting david cameron signed that statement expressing concern that it could undermine international security condemning the u.s. the same time merkel saying he's actually been supporting the n.s.a. and of course it has been recorded that the u.k. has been colluding with the n.s.a. so what is the ukase position there at the moment. well absolutely we've seen how truly weak david cameron is on this issue at least we've now seeing that. merkel are beginning to stand up for themselves and also their people but what's been clear is that david cameron is not willing to speak up in defense of britain and the british people when it comes to mass surveillance and indeed we've seen the extent of g.c. h.q.'s collusion with the n.s.a. for example in the temp or a program we've seen massive harvesting of the data through the fiber optic cables
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so i'm afraid we need to start to take responsibility in the united kingdom would snowden sense said that also the u.k. had a big dog in this fight as he colorfully put it so it's actually time for a for its real openness and transparency from the united kingdom where we truly stand and not just the united kingdom's or european neighbors but surely not just the united kingdom because obviously the us is bracing itself for more leaks and it's predicting that there will be some intelligence release saying that other countries who are up in arms about it were indeed colluding with the n.s.a. so again double standards not just in the u.k. but all of these countries some are saying of course germany knew about it but they're complaining just because the electorate because of political matters the faces it work. well absolutely and we've seen also because of not least because of the pirate party's pressure in germany actually that this is now a very significant political issue but the germany but when it's been about
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ordinary citizens the germany germany's interior minister kind of shrugged his shoulders and said excepted the united states assurances but that's frankly not good enough there's now calls for talks from france and germany but actually it's now it's now time for action not just talking it's clear what we need is time for real data protection it's time for a proper. inquiry open and transparent into these revelations about prism and trying tempore it's time for protection for whistleblowers and just just finally you mentioned the man at the heart of all of this edward snowden you talk about the protection of whistleblowers what else can we expect it seems that this sort of information is being leaked every day in our laws what next can we expect just briefly. well i think i think if there is plenty more to come on this but actually what's next is that it's really important that we offer snowden asylum and also
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that we get we actually get to the bottom of this it's clear that we are all regarded as enemies now by the united states and so it's time to make crystal clear to the united states this mass surveillance must and cannot continue the leader of the u.k. power party live in london thank you very much indeed for joining us. coming up there is a role reversal in south africa from a very kind of apartheid but this time it's the white population that could be on the receiving end of racist policies we take a closer look very shortly. but first protest has been taking to the streets across the u.s. this week over what they call an epidemic of police brutality but amid all the unrest a policeman has been awarded generous compensation for psychiatric damage after he pepper sprayed a group of peaceful demonstrators ortiz marina port has more on this. the next u.s. law enforcement official to face off against unarmed peaceful protesters may easily
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get away with brutalizing them and even be rewarded afterwards remember that horrifying video of a university police officers praying spraying pepper spray into the faces of students who were seated on the ground will that man has been awarded nearly forty thousand dollars in workman's compensation john pike sued the university of california davis claiming he suffered from depression and. but on death threats against him and his family following the two thousand and eleven incident last week a judge approved the thirty eight thousand and fifty nine dollars worker's compensation award settlement between pike and u.c. davis now initially pike was placed on paid administrative leave after pepper spraying u.c. davis students during a protest in support of occupy wall street he was fired eight months later however
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an internal university investigation concluded that he acted appropriately a u.c. davis student we spoke with expressed shock over the lucrative doled out for police brutality that's what the pepper spray led to was not following orders and they wanted us to be an example for what you shouldn't do as a student and they wanted to but fear into people and it pretty much worked i remember after the pepper spray happened i went home and was deeply afraid of ever protesting again the police a stop on the road maybe for a moment awarded later if people are like we got money and like that was a good thing when really he would still putting like trauma and fear and weapon on other incidents of police brutality extend from the west all the way to the east coast of the united states last month here in new york city police officers attacks
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students who were protesting visiting professor position given to axial age erector david petraeus at cuny the city's official university her testers were hunched slammed on the ground and sixty didn't see or arrested jailed and arraigned on charges of obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct however there's been no reports of the officers involved to being penalized or charged with misconduct according to the latest confirmed figures there are close to one thousand four hundred federal civil rights cases pending against the new york city police department reporting from new york. r.t. . a political prisoner or a convicted thief coming up we'll take a closer look at the shifting up to choose towards russia's most high profile prisoner that's coming your way. stories in just a couple of minutes. so
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we leave the people. of the same bush and security. issues that no one is with the guests that deserve answers from. politic. stories others refuse to. change. the picture. from.
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these continue. living through the dog days of apartheid some south africans are now worried that history could be about to repeat itself but this time it's the white population who have the most to finish they believe a new racial divide is starting to emerge as. reports. cooney mo he is preparing for genocide against his people his plans are in place his community is ready to flee but we've been planning for eight years it started simple as the idea was to give people an option we've divided the country into twenty seven provinces and divided those further into groups each group has its own plan and so forth
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since ninety ninety four when south africa elected its first black government with nelson mandela to home into power more than three thousand white farmers are said to have been murdered relatives claim finding and prosecuting the culprits has never become a priority of the south african police. when south africa's president jacob zuma sang the song last year many off economists saw it as another nail in the coffin sealing their fate there are some three million off economists who live across south africa descendants of primarily northern europeans who arrived in the country three to four centuries ago genocide watch. right now where is a stage or level six. level seven is when the actual killings stalls cost of more land his team are afraid they will seven could start any moment a form intelligence office in the south african army it was easy for good stuff to
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read the warning signs. we have believers and in our bible it says if you notice warning signs you must convey it if you don't you will have blood on your hands. as head of the movement gustav has established a countrywide operation with more than one hundred safe areas the idea is that when the alert is given people will be notified by islamists each will drive to a meeting point from where they will travel in convoy to pre-designated safe areas one of the main centers is here in south africa's fourth oldest town half an it the death of nelson mandela is a risk scenario he's a political icon and his passing could see violence flaring up again from a legally sanctioned economic discrimination against whites to the farm murders targeting afrikaners the problems are only getting worse according to the state lenders as many as eight hundred thousand white mostly off the consulate in south africans support the movement many have already begun collecting blankets and other
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emergency provisions wendy macfarlane is a mother who worries for her son's future she joined a say plunders because it gives her some control of a situation she'd otherwise feel powerless about and the breaks are there is a place i can go where i can be safe i joined to give my son and myself a place to go likely for fathers the satan and his vow to fight for their country and while the south african government is aware of their efforts it hasn't commented policy or r.t. half when it eastern cape south africa and a spokesman for the south african economic freedom fighters party says the country is simply trying to overcome the deep inequalities left by the colonial era. at the moment because one of the most politically stable countries in the entire world take into consideration that we are able to maintain the. photos the ability with the things that cause wars in other countries so i don't think that there are any tensions except in the economic sense the african national congress government has
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just merely perpetuated. racialized forms of all a sheep and. inequalities unemployment and sought the idea is to break the type of colonial modes of economic planning and redistribution that privilege white people. lined up plenty of stories for you including japan's efforts to save face in the wake of the fukushima disaster. busy jail time on those who blow the whistle on matters of national importance all the details you can have right now to call. plus and ice the olympic torch reaches the north pole for the first time ever as part of the sort you twenty fourteen relay got all the best images from that globe spending journey on our website. it's been exactly a decade since the name. first grabbed the global media's attention russia's then
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richest man was arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion and has remained behind bars ever since well with almost a year to go before his release the former oil magnate still divides public opinion is going to spin off explains it was the richest man in russia and one of the wealthiest in the world while his or company you gross at one point was the waters in the suddenly in two thousand and three macarthur that of course he was arrested and then found guilty of fraud and sentenced to nine years then in a separate criminal case against him along with his former business partner but only a bit of that of course he was found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering worth millions and now is expected to be free from jail in two thousand and fourteen to lose the because of it of course he remains one of the more scars virtual figures in russia's fierce criticism of the kremlin given him both supporters and critics here in the country but in the west despite the serious crimes he was found guilty of he's mainly presented as
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a victim of political repression for more than the western image of russia's former altar i call him here is that this report about my colleague being there. today major media outlets in the west portray me. as a victim of politics but back in the one nine hundred ninety s. the same outlets presented a different picture of the former oil tycoon. that of a man who used dodgy and elaborate schemes designed to evade taxes and strip his company's minority shareholders of their. profits be used every trick in the book in one thousand nine hundred nine u.s. outlets were writing about how low russia fell letting the yukos oil company operate the way he did about yukos his actions being a major of french to foreign investors they were asking why isn't the russian government stepping in so hard of course he's played this game i mean at the moment he's crying a lot of of law but in the ninety's when it suited him. he ignored it or manipulated
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the system to his advances but around the year two thousand cut off his started working to repair his tainted image abroad he invited international auditors started pouring millions of dollars into lobbying in london and washington former secretary of state henry kissinger it became an honorable trustee of the open russia foundation set up and financed by the scheme and from the bad boy of russia's bandit capitalism in the eyes of the west transformed quickly into a man who the world could do business with around the time of his arrest in two thousand and three the tycoon was in the process of selling a quarter of you closest oil fields to american fuel giants either exxon or chevron and potentially all of the wealth of russia's oil and raw materials resources would have been transferred to western shareholders of which khodorkovsky was a major shareholder. russia could not afford this. and here in the us
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the attitude of the media towards mikhail for that post he seems to have changed with the realisation that the west benefited or could have benefited from his actions in washington i'm going to go. on to some other stories making headlines around the world this hour in syria a car bomb has killed at least thirty people including children and injured over one hundred others the blast went off near a mosque in a damascus suburb the attack comes a day after a gas pipeline supplying a major power station caught fire and incident the government has blamed on rebel fighters. clashes have broken out have a night in the spanish capital madrid between police and students of the day of nationwide demonstrations descended into violence as you cation spending cuts and rising tuition fees and spoke to a wave of strikes in schools and universities across the country the reforms are just the latest in the role of government has thirty measures and come at
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a time of record unemployment maybe fifty seven percent of young people think. that brings up today for the moment i'll be back with a nice time with more in just over half an hour from now on the meantime it is politicking with larry king of the short break here on. new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is their opening pandora's box it have at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banned in most other countries the body is trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to
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the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives and you need turn a futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this when something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it is fighting the drugs and not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a so lisp. isolated consumeristic existence of working in a police office job just to get poor so you can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at wal-mart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just happened. she
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is a spiritual leader and activists and a friend of oprah she's now running but congress but ken her belief in miracles help leader to the u.s. capitol marianne williamson will tell us why and ben stein america's economist and political body man says the turmoil and dysfunction in washington from both sides of the aisle is no laughing matter it is all next on politicking with larry king. live politicking on larry king and joining me is the spiritual activist lecturer a bestselling author and now a candidate for the u.s. house of representatives marianne williamson she made her announcement in beverly hills this past sunday running as an independent so run against a lot.

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