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george really. are you are you. mother was killed my children were injured we have no idea what village in my house was talking to a pakistani families on the doorstep of the u.s. congress demanding answers to why their peaceful household was put through hell by an american drone strike. also we report on europe's multi-trillion shadow economy a black market so massive it's costing some states third of their revenues in a few minutes we'll tell you why ordinary europeans and businesses are turning to the financial on the world for refuge. the president of ecuador speaks
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exclusively to r.t. on his visit to moscow rafael correa explains his outrage and the revelations of america's worldwide spying efforts. and russia's olympic countdown clock strikes a hundred days until the games the olympic committee says it's happy with the preparations of president ford and assures the world everyone is welcome regardless of race or sexual orientation. this is r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie now for the first time in its history the u.s. congress is to hear directly from a family of survivors of an american drone strike in pakistan the main question is why their grandmother was blown to pieces while looking after her garden granted she counts spoke to the family. grandmother was killed. manya that.
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i don't know that's one of the reason why we came here i have no idea why my grandmother was killed. what did you do when you blew up do you run the boat what were you doing. when the drone hint i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run and then i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my hand but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running and. my deepest condolences to the mothers for the for your loss is there to help i am here marching with the. news that my mother was killed my children were injured i'm so glad that people are going to hear our story that's why we came to america we have no idea why our village and my house was targeted and this is going to be the first time when the u.s. congress that generally approves of drone strikes will hear from innocent victims
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of those strikes the rayman family from pakistan are going to tell their story and they hope to hear answers where this is all going why do they have to live in fear every day and why was their grandmother killed in washington r.t. i'm going to. pilar poured by amnesty international has can damn u.s. drone warfare going as far as saying some strikes may be classified as crimes against humanity artie's a gun and she can also caught up with documentary filmmaker robert greenwald who took the story of the rom on family as inspiration for his latest movie. people want to believe in santa claus and they also want to believe that there's a simple solution to these incredibly complicated problems when we started reading that the drones were killing only high value target soup represented an imminent threat it doesn't make sense it's just not possible so i think there was a kind of hopefulness yes finally we found a magic pill which was part of it some of it is the fact that american soldiers
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warrant there so people said it doesn't matter as important is that you know the family is speaking to all kinds of americans people who have a mother or have a father and who look at them and can't justify the killing that we've done and then you have this extraordinary militarily industrial electoral complex bipartisan that agrees that the way to solve problems is by invading occupying and droning we have to change all of that. and as the u.s. keeps its guns trained on parts of pakistan it's also funneling billions of dollars to neighboring afghanistan coming up later this hour serious questions are raised over whether the u.s. will be able to keep tabs on where the money's going as it takes troops out of the country. the countdown to sochi winter olympics is about to hit the one hundred day mark the game's official clock in the russian capital is
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keeping exact track on the timing our teams pulse caught it is in sochi for us. the final preparations are well and truly underway in such a now they're going to be no lavish celebrations to mark one hundred days until the start of the games with the five limping rings have been installed at such a train station and the president of russia's limpid committee is also giving a lesson to schoolchildren in the city to promote the benefits of the area hosting the games now on monday president vladimir putin was also in such a and of course the games are a matter of personal pride for him he's overseen and played close paid close interest to the redevelopment of sochi over the last six years or so and he greeted the new president of the international olympic committee thomas bach who's visiting sochi for the very first time in his new capacity the past opened a new transport hub in the city before going for a meeting at the president's country residence now that you agreed. that many of
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the sporting venues will be ready on time they're in fact very near completion is just the final finishing touches that are being made out the momentum back even said that it's the final one hundred days in the build up to the games that are the busiest which is perhaps not good news for the organizers now president putin also moved to allay fears concerning russia's so-called anti gay nor of course banning the promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minus we'll do everything to ensure that all competitors and guests at the winter olympics in sochi too comfortable regardless of race or sexual orientation while the games are estimated to cost around fifty billion u.s. dollars which makes them the most expensive games ever and every sports venue has been built from scratch but despite the vast undertaking the message from organizes is clear that come february so she will be ready to welcome the sporting world. as the countdown approaches the hundred days mark the olympic torch relay still has quite a way to go the torch is overall route is sixty five thousand kilometers long reaching
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more than two thousand nine hundred towns and cities it's traveling by car plane train and helicopter as well as some less usual means like reindeer sleigh and hot air balloon moments the torches and rushes westernmost region approaching the sea of kaliningrad farmer is there for us. i used to go clinton gratis the latest port of call for this elim picked so it's also the most wesley point in the relay route and that's because for those of you who need reminding the training ground region is a russian exclave in the baltic sea sandwiched between poland and lithuania where the flame itself is flown in from st petersburg where the relay has been over the last couple of days and it will be used to reignite the relay in a tank called specter gorst which is just north of kaliningrad the relay will then wind its way back into the city this evening and will end up here it's amazing to think that this torch has been on the road in russia for just twenty three days
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during that time it's been up at the north pole it's being carried by father frost and i think in just over a week's time it will be up at the international space station for a space walk before coming back down to earth to continue that amazing sixty five thousand kilometer journey around russia before it ends in sochi in time for the opening ceremony on february the seventh in exactly one hundred days time but for the moment at least eyes are also on cleaning god because that is today's name on the flame and i'll be doing my best to keep up with the relay and to keep you updated. one hundred days remaining. days of flame. destroyed. as if a stereo arrives in poverty and joblessness weren't enough that is facing another
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crisis from its own shadow economy in spain alone up to thirty percent of business is now hidden from government and taxes specters and as our team stats are silly a found out across a blog is getting worse. for millions of europeans who find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place in times of the spirit staying in the shadow is increasingly seen as a viable option to making ends meet far from the tax man and the grip of government the shadow economy is a blurry area of cash only economic activity deliberately hidden from all forty's such as undeclared work of wages soar under reported business transactions in fact the international organization the ovi cd predicts that by two thousand and twenty the shadow economy will employ up to two thirds of the world's workers that sounds rather pocalypse let's just look at the use data for two thousand and twelve there's about one trillion euros in potential tax revenues lost in the total budget deficit for the entire block amounts to about five hundred fourteen billion euros
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and this shadow economy makes up to a fifth of the g.d.p. of the bloc now in times of crises the shadow looms larger in fact most of that activity takes place in some of the largest economies in europe such as france germany italy spain and the u.k. and spain is known to have a very robust underground economy amounting to about twenty nine percent of its g.d.p. the chief has taken money out of the economy state to the going is being attacked he's in a constant uptick expenditure there's an increasingly numb number of people who are having to work in the black market because the coast of living goes up and living standards go down as a result. i was so related the rise of this phenomenon to crises and it's like calls that governments in turn are trying to play catch up some of tried to limit the circulation of five hundred two hundred the euro notes or encourage the use of electronic payments but unless the official economy significantly rises from the doldrums the effects need to limit it as more and more europeans get dissolution
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then all becoming distrusting of the governments balloon or an appeal of the shadow economy may just be too appealing to turn down well taxes and cuts to benefits are believed to be the predominant causes for the growth of the shadow economy and the problem is getting dressed excess professional trader. given just how oppressively some of europe's workers are taxed. punish workers i'm not talking about rich work is i'm talking about minimum wage workers are paying almost fifty percent of the total remuneration almost a third goes in social security payments and almost another twenty percent goes in different income taxes so work is the paying almost half the salary to the government and they're not getting much in return and they're having to pay more with the tax increases and getting less from all the cutbacks so obviously the very angry and annoyed and they're looking for alternatives and they don't trust the
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politicians anymore because we can see that the politicians are the first ones to cook the books this in around july colson explain why in this case spaniards have so little trust in their government added to bill and to put it as they are taxes to good use. spain's popular party is now in the news in a major corruption scandal in which politicians are accused of having received on the ground economy payments cash payments. the socialist party is also involved in a very similar scandal and the receipt and confidence in young catalan regional party is also involved in a similar scandal that he says scandal so all the main spanish parties right now caught up in major ego financing scandals in which they've been receiving cash payments how can they expect people on the street in spain who are suffering have been suffering this crisis for over five years not to do the same and preventing this type of corruption that seems to da governments worldwide is the theme of
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today's kaiser report yes russell brand you say you want a revolution well you know we all want to change the world you say you've got no solution well you know there's already a plan that takes money and power from the hate and gives it that those who will no longer wait for you to kind of tape agitate debate whether or not response and hashtags oh so quaint can stop the plunder and pillage by the con man hucksters and banks through his back by the state. it's called bitcoin. there's a revolution. selling off the family silver weighed down by massive database government puts some of brian pieces of real estate on the market including a castle fit for a pope. also and a few minutes we'll hear how hard lined the turkish government has become on
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protests and how its newfound intolerance it's what the public. want to underline these new policies i'm sure you know. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher. dramas that try to be ignored. stories others to use
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in the same. places changing the world. so picture over to you. from around the globe. looking. welcome back you're watching r.t. coming to live from moscow well at what dorian president rafael correa who's still got a branding away event to us rhetoric in south america our ana say spying revelations is now in moscow and joining me live now with all the details of his visit is a r.t.s. ice here chef skip over to alexey africa is now in moscow the very same city where edward snowden their whistleblower now resides on the his political asylum the breaking revelations of who infuriated the leader of ecuador back this summer and
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judging by what he said but judging by what i said to our very own our spanish channel even before he went. to an exclusive interview he is still pretty much angry especially in the light of the latest revelations on high profile politicians in europe being wiretapped by the n.s.a. let's have a listen. here to one will produce they said it was necessary for fighting against terrorism i don't know if i'm going to merkel is a terrorist i think it's clear the use of agents programs for economic reasons for helping the transnational companies can you imagine what could happen if that program was carried out by been as cuba russia it could or argentina they would have cooties dictators and criminals and we could be judged in the international court of this level even the fact that. the economy of ecuador largely depends on the united states it's not by no means an obstacle for mr korea
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to come with open criticism of washington's actions i remember when i covered the huge international scandal involving the visit to moscow of another latin american leader the president believe you ever more or less want to use a plane was denied airspace in europe and had to spend twelve hours at vienna's airport so back then i quoted a very explosive words from the ecuadorian foreign minister. something like this happens to us president then it would could have been a good reason to declare war so of course the economic and military cooperation will be on the table at the talks between putin and korea but there's no chance that the fate of mr snowden will escape their attention in this conversation. bret i say thank you so much indeed for bringing us up to date. there. and reacting to the fly out of questions over an essay spying the white house has said it will review the security agency's programs and may narrow its reach by the revelations from edward snowden continue to pile up and here's what's emerged in
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only the last few days well just a look at the level of menace a tab phone calls from people like you and me in spain it's around sixty million a month the u.s. ambassador has been summoned to explain that it always fared a little better forty six million it monitored in the country and then there is france where the agency reportedly scoured seventy million phone calls over the same time period of course not content with eavesdropping on the public the u.s. national security agency had an ear across the phones of thirty five world leaders among them chancellor angela merkel house once upon a former u.n. assistant secretary general believes the u.s. should try its best to win back trust. when you european problem and. are making their money and individual governments do with the german government no dollar. i think the us can no longer. hear
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that we are strong in this. year's folks first not the state department repeatedly has. been a mix up the group who started to us here in central europe they where they have to come out where. reassurance and grab your begin to rebuild a very rocky road and. trust all more stories in line for you including presidential post obama's facebook and twitter accounts get hacked by syrian rebels the polls change and used in a violent video find out more on the story on our website and the world in a decade storm st jude blasts across northern europe leaving war and a dozen people dead in its wake all the food and reports of the extreme conditions on r.t. dot com. afghanistan gets
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about four billion dollars in aid each year from the u.s. and its allies and it's a huge job to make sure it doesn't fall straight into the hands of warlords or corrupt officials as u.s. troops stand down it looks as though the civilian inspectors will only be able to check twenty percent of the projects cappa flowed by the money well journalist and afghanistan specialist eric margolis says the vast sums have achieved very little so far. but we've seen so for approximately ninety billion u.s. dollars of so-called reconstruction aid poor going to afghanistan most of this is just vanished with not much to the to show for it and i can say that the situation will probably get worse not better a lot of this money money if not most will go to supporting afghan warlords many of whom are war criminals and human rights violators and more important who are running afghanistan's booming boat p m industry and the americans are going to get
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involved in this if they don't back off on eight. a look at some other stories from around the world the chinese government reportedly suspect that a bus which crashed in to put it astronauts on a beige square was a suicide attack five people were killed and thirty eight injured but there has yet been no official comment on the incident some witnesses saying heard an explosion before the vehicle veered off the road to pedestrian area where. the gyptian security forces have resorted to tear gas to disperse student supporters of the muslim brotherhood at the campus of a university in cairo which pastors have been defending legitimacy of the ouster of mohamed morsi within the institution but the rally came a week before the trial before the year on charges of inciting murder. students in new york have rallied against the closure of a community center used as
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a protest half waters' against a former cia director who shouted slogans calling for the building to stay open as a place for students to organize themselves politically demonstrations held last month called for new york university not to take on general petraeus as part of its teaching staff. around three hundred protesters marched through the city of basra in the czech republic on monday attempting to enter a roman neighborhood in reply anti-racism demonstration was organized by the community who has managed to keep the groups apart for all the day there has been an increase in tensions in the struggle with nationalists using roma communities a faily to assimilate into chuck society. a scene of chaos erupted outside a turkish courthouse when police charged down a protest rally the demonstrators in ankara are unhappy with an ongoing case that of a policeman accused of killing a protest protester during the summer you know so far from the turkish labor party
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says the rallies against the government will continue. the actual government is during a part of the republic as it was founded it's tearing apart its bases and secular bases its unified bases the nation it is the state constructed upon so-called judicial cases against opposition parties against journalists against the army. changing of the media for some parts direct pressure for the other parts change of ownership the read changing of the eye view a logical base of the state from a nation state towards a more religious community. and this all led. to politics and feeling in the. public in the society which culminated in the gives it part protest and that will continue until the. fall of the government
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. italy's state coffers are running low the government has pointed out all the stops to get out of the red and into the black as this going off reports that include selling off buildings steeped in history it was built in the thirteenth century and was even the summer residence of the third for hundreds of years the orsini castle has been and still is the jewel of this italian town a jewel which is now getting a price tag. of the worst economic recession since the second world war in a massive debt the government is in desperate need of cash my sewing least fifty historical sites it hopes to reason only five hundred million euros but not all locals around the orsini castle seem to be very happy with the idea. for us this castle is actually a symbol of citizenship it's a part of our history it's unique that's what it is for us these buildings are symbolic. but wargo authorities assure private investment will only hope to
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strengthen the castle storage rule no matter who ends up losing it. it's not only the castle which is being revaluated it's going to be transformed into an ancient style hotel but all of its territory as well this will enhance its cultural touristic and gastronomical you. the government doesn't plan to stop there more sales and leases will follow real estate specialist see if you're an investor it's time to strike while the iron is hot it's a very good moment because there are some new assets on the market and you could buy them for a good price and then make them like resorts or at best change their destination to a luxury resort hotels or cultural places and then sell them again for a very high value. the government is already under fire from the public with youth unemployment over forty percent and next year's budget own likely to improve that
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or increase the salaries of those who do have work it appears now when it comes to raising capital anything goes even if it means selling the family silver. you go to . italy. next the kaiser report max explores why governments seem unable to hold corruption. a spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents of found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction in the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so this i mean if you pose for playboy you are forbidden to work in the
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normal world also as a former teenage boy i can tell you that any young attractive teacher will cause a distraction with the boys and wolf you can fire people for being distracting that when they have to fire every teacher with a handicap or abnormal appearance on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when your spiritual teachers wound of so of the good stuff for money to playboy it is a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't a good example for my daughter this is actually a very complex issue but all i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos that could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion. one hundred days remaining. days of slate. to sochi.
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welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser you know russell brand you say you want a revolution well you know we all want to change the world you say you've got no solution well you know there's already a plan that takes money and power from those who hate and gives it those who will no longer wait for you to cogitate agitate debate whether or not response and hashtags oh so quaint can stop the plunder and pillage by the con man hucksters and banks to his back by the state it's called bitcoin mate there's a revolution. yes max it's revolution time and this is what's happening
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in the u.k. tweet from big coins berlin the value of bitcoin will skyrocket once people understand just how revolutionary it is that quote comes from being and of course that grabs the attention of many western viewers because they're interested in speculation and prices rising for certain things. but he's talked about the revolutionary idea of it no no it's interesting because russell brand's is a very popular entertainer here in the united kingdom was on a very popular t.v. show new show and was talking about the need for a revolution but he had no way to implement that revolution he had no ideas other than to say that people are upset and need a revolution which i think is pretty well understood what he failed to mention is that bitcoin is really that revolution it's started in two thousand and nine and it contains within the bitcoin protocol the seed oh.

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