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we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid u.s. secretary of state john kerry responds to israel's criticism of proposed. its nuclear program that ended in. agreement. this white structure on the roof of the embassy. used to intercept communications from the parliament and. pushing. the don't share our information about our customers if you don't have a warrant. company resisting the. u.s. spy agencies. also this week. a live picture
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which. take the winter games simple into outer space for the first time in history . as a look back at the day's top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly . and six world powers failed to make a breakthrough in the latest round of talks over iran's nuclear program france has refused to accept any short term deal stalling the discussions with iran supreme leader accusing paris of open hostility towards tehran while negotiations are set to resume in ten days from now and america's willingness to work out an agreement has been sharply criticized by its ally israel. paula paula tell us more about the criticism from israel. well
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a delegation of high ranking american officials is currently in jerusalem where they will be updating prime minister netanyahu government on these talks that happened over the weekend in geneva and the progress that was made and wasn't made now the israelis are particularly interested in the gaps that remain the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that the impending deal is bad and dangerous those are the words that he used the agreement was failed to be reached this agreement of course coming between iran and the united states russia france germany and britain now trying yahoo however saying that the proposed deal will lift the pressure of sanctions which have taken years to put into place and at the same time it leaves iran with its nuclear program and its enrichment capabilities intact in a hinted response to the israeli criticism over this looming deal between iran and western powers the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said that the united states is not stupid he has
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said that netanyahu does not know exactly what is being agreed on and the what the terms of this agreement in fact are. working. this is a record. of that. we are not blonde and i don't think we're stupid i think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether and we are acting in the interest of our country and of the globe particularly our allies like israel. listening to the rhetoric coming from these two leaders asserting does point to tensions between these two allies the u.s. secretary of state also saying that the united states continues to be skeptical of iran's willingness to dismantle its nuclear program and it will keep the sanctions in place as talks continue but paula at one stage all that so positive with these
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talks going on in geneva all of a sudden the diplomats couldn't come to an agreement is exactly why couldn't they do that. well despite the fact that the diplomat diplomats cannot come to an agreement the united states and its allies have said that they have narrowed their differences with turan in the talks that took place over this weekend the e.u. foreign policy chief catherine ashton also told a press conference that there had been a lot of to quote her concrete progress but some differences remain the main difference comes from the objection from france with france objecting strenuously that the proposed deal would be would do too little too could iran's uranium enrichment program or stop the development of a nuclear reactor that would be capable of producing plutonium the french foreign minister laurent fabius said that he could not accept what he called
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a fool's game in other words a weak deal with iran the big obstacle appears to be the future of iran's plutonium reactor at iraq which could provide a nother route to a nuclear weapons capability and this facility which is currently being built is due to become operational next year the talks will resume in some ten days and then we will see a fresh bid to end this current standoff live from tel aviv all of us live thanks very much indeed for that well let's take a closer look at the main negotiation points here world powers want to iran to hold all activities to enrich uranium at twenty percent they could then put in richmond at a level below weapons grade now iran should also limit the number of centrifuges and allow more monitoring of its facilities in return for the unfreezing of tehran's assets and the easing of sanctions were for more i'm now joined live by professor side mohammad marandi he's from the university of tehran professor france of course
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is accused of in effect derailing these talks in geneva what a lot of paris's intentions here why would it be france. well there are different interpretations here in tehran some believe that the french are chord nation with the united states and it's a sort of good cop bad cop combination some believe that the french are this the current french government is very close both israel and the saudi regime and that they have a great deal of influence but it's very difficult to imagine under any circumstances the french really standing up to the united states it seemed like when the united states wanted to bomb syria the u.s. government definitely had the french president on a leash so it's hard to imagine that he would move away from the united states even when the united states is caught spying on european leaders the europeans really
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haven't done anything about it so. at the end of the day if the united states is adamant that it deal should be struck i think that the french will fall in line and of course israel no not at all happy that any deal should be struck over this what do you make of the u.s. efforts just now to placate israel's uneasiness and indeed anger. well there is really regime as people look across the region have been saying for decades has really especially over more recent years been working against the interests of the united states and european powers and. israel has imposed policies on the united states that have really damaged the standing of the united states and it's heard it in this region very specifically israel is basically don't want iran to have a nuclear program they probably don't even want iran to exist but. at the end of
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the day the iranians have said that they will not accept anything at the end of the negotiations less than their full rights within the framework of then p.t. in fact president rouhani just today made that very clear that the iranians will definitely. demand their full rights within the framework of international law and the regulations of the i.a.e.a. and the current iranian flexibility is all is basically. in order to create a more positive atmosphere to create trust so that process of rapprochement can move forward and but that he said that the iranians will not under any circumstances halt enrichment of uranium for peaceful purposes and the end game us result in the complete removal of sanctions and acceptance of all of iran's nuclear rights and at the end iran to under such circumstances will. help dispel
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any. questions that may exist with regards to the nuclear program. all right professor. thank you very much indeed great to hear from me there from the university of tehran thanks for your thoughts. britain is operating a listening post in the heart of the german capital allegedly targeting the parliament and the chancellor's office the revelations based on leaked documents hit a raw nerve in berlin which is already trying to get proper explanations from the u.s. over its tapping of angle of merkel's phone it's believed the eavesdropping equipment is installed right here on the roof of the british embassy within a stone's throw of the. white structure there on the roof and is allegedly capable of intercepting phone calls and long distance communications all across the city germany demanded explanations from london pointing out that intercepting data and diplomatic buildings is a violation of international law but the u.k. simply said it won't comment on intelligence matters jim steinberg from the german
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pirate party says berlin actually knew its allies were listening in the german government of course did notice what was happening on the roof top of the u.s. embassy and the u.k. embassy because it's clear for everybody who looks at that building what's going on there but i think that the german interior secret service they are not allowed to investigate on the las and this is simply because germany right now is a subclass partner of the of the us and they want to become a first class partner so our government is simply selling our privacy and their own privacy to climb up the ladder and the face of america's far reaching surveillance program hardly any tech company can now guarantee one hundred percent privacy but what is more important the owner of a small provider who has so far managed to prevent government spying. i decided to open a data center and here we're taking an exclusive tour through one of the few data
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companies standing up to the u.s. government in the name of privacy i think we do presidential access very well pete ashdown is the owner of x. mission and independent internet service provider based in salt lake city utah this tower here handles most of our unlike most power players in silicon valley x. mission refuses to give the n.s.a. backdoor access to its networks since nine hundred ninety eight x. mission has rejected a judge in the u.s. government for some more information stored on private servers like these we don't share our information about our customers if you don't have a warrant the majority of law enforcement requests ashdown says he's received and refused have been subpoenaed as lacking accountability and necessary approval by a judge this is actually an amiga since launching his company in one thousand nine hundred three ashdown says he's filled no more than two customer data requests from
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the federal government make sure your funds the current climate of america's unrestrained surveillance matrix has been facilitated by corporations who have spent years secretly working with the n.s.a. regulation government contracts and. monetary. compensation are in my opinion the three reasons why they're cooperating ironically utah is probably the most unlikely home for a privacy champion roughly twenty seven miles away from x. mission. is the n.s.a.'s newly constructed one point five billion dollar data center i think it's a stain on the tech industry of utah all the n.s.a. activities are a stain on american internet businesses ashdown has vowed to face jail time if that's what's needed to protect his customers from being monitored what surprises this fourth amendment advocate is that big data companies like google won't promise to do the same marina port r.t.
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utah. this is the week ahead. of the courts adjourned on the first day egypt's ousted leader mohamed morsi we look back at what's emerged from the country's revolution. usually more than fifteen thousand years old this one dates back twenty five. spirits and. water in the lake is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the universe.
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i try to see by cal in its entirety. it's not that i have discovered something new here rather absorb everything that this place offers. this immediately so we leave that maybe. the scene security. issues that no one is with to get. this is from. politicking. may have left up to ten thousand people dead in the philippines that's according to local officials although the government says that cannot be confirmed.
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the name bad that we don't hear is if these two are going to be ok the storm is the fourth most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded and the strongest to hit the region the central city of tacloban was ravaged by the disaster leaving thousands of homes without a roof the red cross has only been able to confirm one thousand two hundred deaths so far but believes many more have lost their lives and many of the western areas remain cut off for the rescue operations china has now also ordered a state of emergency in its southern regions right now the storm is moving northwest and has already reached vietnam's coastline thirteen provinces there are being evacuated with over eight hundred sixty thousand people forced to flee coastal areas now the storm could reach the capital hanoi on monday morning well let's talk more about this with meteorologist robert chorale robot it is obviously easy to predict storms like this so why in this instance are we seeing so many casualties. thank you one of the reasons is the area of this storm is
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huge it covers a major part of the united states if it were to be here and its intensity is way up we know that the intensity the energy in the storms in the pacific have gone up by fifty percent over the last thirty years or so and this is largely due to the warmer ocean or warmer atmosphere so we're going to see more of these very severe storms so-called three four five category storms and we'll see fewer of the severe storms category one or two the other is over the last half of century a substantial part of the population of the world has moved into the coastal region and we now have upwards of fifty percent of the people living in the coastal region of countries all around the world so the exposure is increased substantially in. in some cases when the communication systems are very active we can give good warning
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to other people in other cases when those are not there or not as robust it's very difficult for everybody to know that such a severe storm is coming show about so more of these types of storms to come in the future what can be done then to minimize the damage and the human cost he said obviously communications is one thing but clearly the way people live will have to change. i think indeed and the trouble with this warming of the planet the so-called climate issue. is it in a way nature is a control and as we warm the atmosphere we're going to get more of this kind of saying the i.p.c.c. is predicting that things used to occur every twenty years are now going to occur every two years or ten to one hundred ducks in a hundred year storm will come every you know every ten years things to that nature so preparation is going to be absolutely essential and the countries are clearly
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going to have to make the kind of decisions about how they're closer populated in order to minimize the impact this one is somewhere they're giving these numbers to us are you know twelve hundred it's not ten thousand or something in between. these these things that hip hip places like haiti and destroyed the nation so it's going to be imperative that we build more robust ways of both predicting communicating and sustaining the source of these storms and kelsey briefly we need to consider our focus shimmer of course the disaster that in japan have lessons been learnt will technology building be improved to resist the sort of thing in the future just briefly yeah i do think so a good example is the florida keys south of where i live after one of the major
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storms that introduced really really rigid building codes and all the buildings have to be now raised above the ground so storms could go underneath them there could be nothing there that is at risk and the roofs have to be to a major change in how we live in case we're all but just just briefly you're in miami and of course hurrican fit my i mean the florida keys a lot what's the difference between just briefly a typhoon and a horror couldn't. they're both the same thing just a different name for the same kind of. all right and you say we can expect more of those in the future thank you very much indeed for joining us live from miami in the united states thanks so you are just a click away we're keeping updated on the devastation left by that storm you can head to r.t. dot com for the latest reports and pictures from the scene. more than a dozen detainees are still on hunger strike a quantum obey protesting against the indefinite detention and the alleged use of
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torture the facility but on the other side of the barbed wire it's all sunshine and smiles as aunties and started reports. despite misconceptions give lho is not just a geo to be or not to be shot it's also a forty five square mile military base with no plans of going anywhere full of signs of a stablished american life it is a navy base and we just happened to have the camps in here home to the only mcdonalds on cuban soil a subway sandwich shop a starbucks and a taco bell you got busted vested financial interests that you got pizza starbucks and. all of these other places that helped to set up a logistical support for the troops over the there are about five and a half thousand people living and working on the base roughly half serve the actual detention center the us government has been leasing this territory since one thousand nine hundred three for just over forty five hundred dollars curiously that is still the price today but it's said that the cuban government has been refusing
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to accept this money for decades the castro government said you know we don't want this lease anymore in the united states' position was that it's a binding lease and in the lease it actually says that it can't be broken unless both sides both countries agree to that that strikes me as a very odd contract servant territory that the us has occupied against cuba's wishes since one thousand fifty nine most officers come here for short term of up to nine months or longer deployment of two to three years far from home life isn't put on hold and you can't date certain people wait and certainly have if it's away from your like rank system then you're allowed to you know there's the don't tell me see i'm an open air movie theater playing all the hottest hollywood blockbusters and it ticky bar to let loose after a hard day's work even though most say schedules aren't that intense anyway we actually get quite a bit of time off like a decent man and we go to the end of year as are actively things for people to do m.w. are stands for morale welfare and recreation. almost every sport known to man is
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available to team get well on state of the art facilities. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there's definitely an abundance to do. being in a remote location doesn't even have to affect eating habits and all you can eat lunch costs just under five bucks and breakfast is half that price a downside though information or lack thereof or just a lot of the t.v. programs broadcasting here are army focused. and internet is almost nonexistent the base dubbed no stream a stand by some soldiers even so we're told those serving here are banned from looking at websites like wiki leaks for example once classified always classified. even if the information has long been made public there are other strict regulations in place too fun fact about guantanamo apparently the life of an cos here a little more than a life of
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a detainee if you run one of these babies over the fine is ten thousand dollars. there's a very strict speed limit in guantanamo and it's a very slow speed limit and people say that that's that's all about the quantised somewhat ironic at a place marred by human rights scandals officials make a point of showing journalists how well prisoners two are kept and thirteen here were now in a typical cell for a compliant detainee at guantanamo they would be allowed to eat books have a piece here some head and shoulders shampoo the less compliant ones have to wear the orange uniforms and get only two books at a time because going to other sites so you can see the books detainees can't come in here but the prisoner library lovingly displays the best of their art for t.v. crews to see a lot of pre-selected books to avoid certain topics violence sexual and religious stuff controversy shelves packed with magazines d.v.d.'s and video games plenty of
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ways for legit prisoners of war to pass the indefinite time they're kept here without charges and party guantanamo bay cuba. egypt's topos president mohammed morsi along with fourteen muslim brotherhood members went on trial on monday only to see proceedings postponed until general the eight leaders facing charges of encouraging a deadly crackdown on dissent in cairo last december now this footage is from the opening of the hearings on the first video of mohammed morsi since his arrest four months ago he refused to wear the mandatory white uniform for defendants rejected the court's authority insisting he is still the country's the judgment leader during his transfer to prison police were confronted by angry promising mobs in the capital and other cities are to spell true gauge of public opinion on the prosecution of egypt's first democratically elected president. the. grammy it is known as the singer of the revolution the popularity of his
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pro-democracy song saw him badly tortured by the military and now despite fighting to bring down both hosni mubarak and mohamed morsi romney has little hope for egypt's future as morsi goes on trial for incitement to kill protesters. for the revolutionaries are now in the worst scenario we have ever been in since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comic that mubarak trial should be held up at every turn while the morsy trial is moving along so fast what shocks me is that the authorities never seem to have the will to push through the court cases of remnants of the former regime tahrir square once the heartbeat of the revolution has become just another busy roundabout in two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen people came here demanding bread freedom and social justice but after the military ousted mr brotherhood president mohamed morsy hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear their freedoms and justice will never become a reality amidst this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr
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morsi and other mr brotherhood leaders will be fair this coming at a time when there is a general crackdown against a brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only. brotherhood members with impunity for security services meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling the security operators continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict maybe three. infants and interest again and again the problem now that we need to sit down and agree on a specific transitional justice even return everyone on meaningful we're taking the route to the south africa bureau i mean many of them but the street from evil speech that seems far away as proof morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not deliver much to do justice for egypt the brothers set the stage for further instability and turmoil.
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for r t cairo. the symbol of russia's twenty fourteen winter games has made it to the stars the latest stop of the most ambitious olympic torch relay was a space walk outside the international space station the first time it has ever made it into open space or the lindsey frogs witness the historic moment from mission control but it's a very exciting thing to watch live here because what we're actually getting to see right now is down on the floor the engineers are essentially walking because of an arts through the steps of making it all the way around the international space station with the torch in hand so it's again a leg cut off it's his fourth spacewalk and sergei it's his first now of course the torch has been in space before once for the ninety six olympics once for the two thousand and six but this time in space it's actually going on a space walk it's not just inside of a shuttle or inside of the eye is that so it was a big moment here when we actually saw the torch come out of the hatch. and to make
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of the parents out in space the symbol of unity and sportsmanship being seen all over the world now the torch has a couple more days left on the i s s before it heads back down to earth with a three person crew on a soyuz spacecraft again and so it's then going to rejoin this historic relay to saatchi after they kick off in february the olympics so we will be bringing you all of the live developments of the olympic torch right here on r.c. . more news and whole thing up next we explore the natural wonders of russia's they could like. illegal immigration is a hot topic and everyone always says that immigrants do the work that no one wants to do well let me explain why that is i want to kurdistan vacation got into
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a taxi drawn by a former migrant worker who used to make a living in moscow he told me that he really worked hard driving unloading trucks there for five years he came back home and bought a house yes for the seller that russians can't even survive and he was able to buy a house employers in russian america say that locals don't want to work or demotivated well want to margaret work or on a salary that could build a bright future one compared to a local who can't even make ends meet while you could see why the market workers are a lot more motivated let me put it to you this way if you knew that you had to work five hard years of some awful labor awful conditions somewhere far away like brazil or germany what would be able to pay off a house would you do it i think you would let's not buy into this myth that locals and country x. don't want to work they just don't want to work with complete futility for table scraps but the surest my opinion.


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