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israel's prime minister heads here to moscow to convince russia that iran should not be trusted. another push to reach a nuclear agreement with tehran. a new round of talks a with iran with. hopes that a new deal could be close some more for me to say in just a few moments. nato prepares for a series of unprecedented. war games in crisis hit europe keeping troops busy after they withdraw from afghanistan. and our team investigates how japan's mafia is reportedly making money from the cleanup of the fukushima nuclear station providing and exploited workers to do the dirty work.
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the world's top headlines line for a moscow this is our team with me rule research i thank you for joining us today israel's prime minister is heading right here to moscow this on a mission to prevent any progress during iran's nuclear negotiations with world powers a new round of three day talks with tehran begins in geneva today and many obstacles remain before hopes of a breakthrough become a reality a short while ago i spoke with. prime minister netanyahu will be arriving in moscow for a shorter trip he will be meeting with russia's president now in terms of iran's nuclear program mr netanyahu has been very very open in terms of how he feels about of the deal that's been presented to iran he said that it is exceedingly bad so what is
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the deal at the moment the p five plus one are offering iran that the chance to curb east some of those sanctions that have been put on them by holding their nuclear program and strong gave the round table told a curveball last week when he came around and said that it will not vote for that deal the deputy foreign minister of iran said that no one including israel should dictate what world leaders at the p five plus one meeting a should say yes because some nations have such relations with tel aviv that they are influenced by their influence by the atmosphere that's been created around. five plus one countries which are holding talks with iran it is coming when some of them back or indeed one specific nation has been influenced by to provoke asians blushes our president has said quite clearly that this is the time to talk about
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this deal to put it on the table and let it be done we know that david cameron in the u.k. has called mr rouhani say that let's take this opportunity to see something happen after ten years of these stalled talks president obama has also been trying to hold the congress of from pushing on with more sanctions against iran than we have the i.e. any who said that since all this iran has not continued to expand its nuclear program it is up to israel now where we have to see how the talks go of course and if an agreement is made well we'll have to see how israel reacts to that. he spoke with the former french prime minister dominique de villepin he believes if a deal is not agreed israel could strike against iran in the near future. the question is how much are we ready to take the risk to sign the agreement and i think to assess the importance of this agreement we must understand that it is
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a process of course we are not going to get the final agreement from scratch on wednesday but we can go in deploy ourselves of an agreement with and into memory agreement and then we can progress and have a final agreement that would be better so i think it's a chance and we should take it it is the interest of the region because this will have strong consequences on the situation in syria on the situation in lebanon on the peace process so this may change completely the dynamic of the region for good on the contrary if we don't sign the agreement if we don't take all the chances to sign this agreement we may have the strong consequences and we may face is strike in iran coming from israel nato may be gradually withdrawing from afghanistan but the alliance is making sure its troops are kept busy elsewhere officials say
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military exercises on an unprecedented scale will take place in europe over the next few years in fact are the latest war games held on russia's borders in poland and the baltic republics involved will six thousand troops but that figure will be dwarfed by upcoming drills in spain and portugal with a force of approximately forty thousand expected to gather by two thousand and fifteen other u.s. led bloc says this will be the first in a series of such exercises designed to make sure the allies keep working closely together but as artie's put it all over now reports there's little appetite in europe for this costly military deployment. european nations can and should. do more to match america's commitment that commitment is said to see upwards of forty thousand troops deployed on maneuvers within the e.u. in the coming years all in port and work for the future of the alliance once the
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combat mission in afghanistan is over the question is how can you retain these operational experiences and capabilities and so you must exercise you must train your forces you must test whether the old routines were of the command structure works but the troops are interoperable. is a former east german security officer turned author to spending a career watching nato during the cold war he isn't buying the reason given that this is all part of the winding down of operations in afghanistan is three of our own. there isn't any need to put these troops in europe. i think they would have ramped up operations even if afghanistan wasn't coming to an end. to what he sees as a change in nato policy following actions in libya toward syria when most of them instead of a defensive army they want to make an army of intervention of aggression there was
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responsible for three quarters of global arms spending at a time when many of its members are fire broke here in central group of demonstrators on a banner saying no to wars of intervention with many european economies still far from recovery there's a lack of enthusiasm for spending more than military but. it's crazy to think that this has anything to do with a new rogue state by holding operations in europe that shows nato is still looks towards russia. under a tree gets it in the toy of the population is getting poorer and war is getting more expensive this time for various sizes i threat to society. they want politicians to pay attention to the real cost of military spending peter all over r.t. . and the mountain of debt and austerity in european countries means they've been steadily slashing their defense spending and the aftermath of the wars in
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afghanistan and libya have also decreased the appetite for military deployments as nature can now reports the u.s. led bloc may still be prepared to pay the cost of putting more boots on the ground in europe. u.s. troops are supposed to be out of afghanistan by the end of next year that's around sixty thousand troops the military leadership is already thinking about how to keep him busy nato with his heart and mind in washington of course plans to sharply increase the size of its exercises in europe in coming years we're lucky to have douglas macgregor retired u.s. army colonel with us today thanks so much for coming through so the plan for europe for twenty fifteen nato has is war games with forty thousand troops in portugal and spain. these countries of course will have to chipping to make it happen that's a huge expense for their better the economies what's what's the origins whatever
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nato conducts exercises of any kind there's always a great deal of time and money invested in what i would call a large solidarity and i know there is great concern about the troubled nature of the economies particularly on the iberian peninsula in portugal and spain i think we want to reaffirm the or close members of the alliance that we are behind that we support them and what better way to do that than to conduct an exercise in their ground and a lot of money will mention that is money's already budgeted more than half the troops will probably be air and naval forces so they have to conduct a certain number of operations one way or the other there's already discussions on how nato. future they are so proud of what they did in libya it seems that they see their future in this kind of run operations but what do you think about in libya it was not a success we ultimately unleashed forces in that country sunni islamic forces that
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are anti western and the american and ultimately antithetical to the interests of libya's future social and political development we don't know how libya will turn out nato sees it as successful that's the message that sample for its operation is that that is a public message and truth. there were enormous problems with the operation how do you see the future of nato i think it's it's very questionable over time it's going to be harder and harder to hold the alliance together and so i don't see the nato alliance holding together in its current form for another decade but maybe these exercises are not such a bad idea maybe at least for a while nato will not actually bomb an invading other countries to keep itself busy with me in washington colonel douglas macgregor and i'm going to step down here watching our team and i want for my german intelligence officer told us they are at odds are you that nato is eager to keep flexing its military muscles in order to remind the competition that it's still
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a force to be reckoned with. you have to see this against the background of the good strong move from afghanistan there they didn't need military exercises because the could there interoperability and everything on the ground but. now with the need to countries especially united states leaving afghanistan beaten like a dog with a tube between its legs they need to project untrue the route to go their claws sharpened teeth wrong all this is part of the continued of power projection of intimidating. nations the. terribly the you is full european lead i just a couple of minutes away here at r.t. a blessing or a curse made anger at the level of immigration in the united kingdom r.t.
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looks at how much newcomers actually bring to the country's economy. here on the program on r t japan's mass fia is reportedly cashing in on the fukushima disaster by running the cleanup efforts at the damaged nuclear plant workers complain of being under starved and mistreated by contractors who think nothing of throwing them into the high risk areas of extreme high radiation. chefs he has this report from japan. as if clearing up the dangerous debris in the aftermath of japan's worst natural disaster in a century was not tough enough this form of fukushima worker says he's having to see you the firm which hired him was out of work often as an army so when a job offer at fukushima came up i took it they promised a lot of money even signed a long term contract but they suddenly terminated not even paying me a third of the promises on the do have a feeling that you were mistreated absolutely we were given no insurance for health
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risks no radiation meters even we were treated like nothing like disposable people promise things and then take us out when we receive a large radiation dose this young man volunteered to jump into nuclear hell to make a living many others though were forced so claims investigative journalist. who went undercover to fukushima filming with the camera hidden in his watch he discovered that many of the workers were brought in by the infamous underworld syndicate the young so this is. at fukushima. it was. in japan and quite often when a certain construction project requires an immediate workforce in large numbers bosses make a phone call to the so it was the case with fukushima the government called tepco to take action tepco relayed it to subcontractors and then eventually as they had a shortage of available workers could call the young for help there was a reason but fukushima is no ordinary construction site the workers drawn to the power plant by the young kids are mostly with gambling debts to the organization or
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family obligations often had absolutely no idea what they were dealing with. they were given very general info about radiation and most were not even given radiation meters they could have exposed themselves to large doses without even knowing it even the so called fukushima fifty the first group of workers sent there immediately after the disaster at least three of them were enrolled by the end. of the war suzuki published details of what he says is solid evidence of what tepco officials remain defined that any mistreatment or organized crime involvement is taking place and we're doing everything to ensure our workers operate in safe conditions we also deal harshly with law while eating subcontractors but the company and its subcontractors already short of hands there are twenty five percent more openings for jobs at fukushima plant than applicants according to government data gaps filled says suki by the homeless the desperately unemployed and even
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those with mental disabilities there are no exact figures as to how many people are involved in the fukushima clear up operation but rough estimates suggest that this may be up to a quarter of a million people and with experts saying that it may take another forty years to completely liquidate the aftermath of the disaster it's really hard to imagine how many more workers will be involved in this dangerous line of duty and more importantly how many of them will feel disposable and expendable once their jobs and. reporting from japan. more news are just around the corner here on r.t. including who car bomb via iranian embassy in beirut on tuesday. if you. know opportunity. start to construct your own. no want to be bit.
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live from moscow it's r t b martin is here soon but for now sectarian tensions have flared up in lebanon in the aftermath of a double suicide bombing right in the capital and al qaeda linked terror cell says it was responsible for attacking the iranian embassy in beirut killing twenty three and wounding around one hundred fifty the bombing has been linked to the conflict in neighboring syria lebanon and iran are both strong supporters of the syrian government which is fighting a radical islamist insurgency analysts say at the end of the day lebanon is simply an easy target for terrorist. brigades an offshoot of al qaida it's named after a founder a front line that it professes to be backing the syrian revolution and these things all pull together and in their region that is heavily focused on syria and now iran
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hezbollah off course being an ally of these two and the iranian embassy attack i think we have to look at in light of what's going on the region if i love an ons an easy target it just simply doesn't have a strong national army that is defending its borders it's a vulnerable state it's obviously a lot easier to move around than iran would be and these are attempts to strike at a vulnerable proxy. or ally of iran and syria and coming up later today crosstalk paid lavelle and as guests are debating the role of foreign forces in the continue to fuel the conflict in syria. now the opposition which is riven internally fractured is now depending upon its patrons and saudi arabia to attack assad's allies for instance in lebanon today the bombing syria has pointed the finger at the arabiya. america wants iran out of the peace negotiations but really the country that has this war that is the core
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the cause of the instability is saudi arabia and it's but it's how the arabia is our ally in this region they're going to really regret this one day if not already been funneling all these people foreign nationals into a civil war that everyone wanted to call revolution and now it's just a proxy war which is taking the lives of a lot of people that do not like these foreigners in their country this is i'm glad you mentioned lebanon earlier because this is what it's going to get down to in my opinion a partition go ahead joseph. you know that i mean i find myself in a kind of funny situation as an israeli to intervene between that and in saudi arabia to decide to stuff that what they have it doesn't matter anymore look it she was as they call it a phony sense that she's in the lead in lebanon and syria have become there are enough where that it was planted by the saudis or the iranian government that.
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so world up big time soon here on the program on r.t. for now though britain's population is set to rise by almost ten million over the next couple of decades and over half of that is thanks to immigration many are against the massive inflow of foreigners but as artie's a tester are silly reports newcomers offer the u.k. more than just strength in numbers. the fabric of british society is a diverse want to diversify is evident in areas like this one in the one to look at the most recent report of the office of national service sticks that diversity looks set to continue the overall population of the u.k. is expected to reach some seventy three point three million by two thousand and thirty seven that some my point six million in the next twenty five years now sixty percent of that increase or some five point eight million people is willing to immigration either new arrivals or people having babies when they settle for the figures put into question prime minister david cameron said of reducing immigration
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to be tens of thousands by the end of this parliament now those who are against immigration always go back to the argument that more people means more pressure on the social welfare system of the u.k. however contrary to popular belief another side says that those because who would come here since two thousand actually contributed more in taxes than claimed benefit the debate about immigration is a very emotional one is often the vote few. uncertainties and. identifying somebody who may be responsible for the economic situation in which many people find themselves very often receive evidence given in terms of it's so important to look at the overall number which is when we look at the do find that immigrants from countries who are wife after nine hundred ninety nine have made a positive fiscal contribution it's
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a tricky topic one that's constantly debated in the u.k. there have been a recent attempts to curb immigration such as this grab a lot of opposing a three thousand pound bonded visitors from certain countries or the valves go into a round of with a big billboard selling illegal immigrants to go home they've been controversial to say the least but in the end it's the numbers that tell the real. story all the complicated one but the tough talking in the u.k. isn't showing any signs of abating. our london. initial investigation into the crash of a boeing seven thirty seven in russia's city of cazan puts the blame firmly on the pilots flying air was forced the passenger plane to nose dive at four hundred fifty kilometers an hour straight into the ground killing all fifty people on board the first attempted landing failed and during the second try the autopilot was switched off and then the unusually steep climb apparently caused the speed to drop attempts
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to correct it resulted in that freefall and nose dive and the ongoing investigation now focused on finding the missing cockpit voice recorder. let's get some other global headlines for you see quickly to the world update now a wave of bomb attacks has killed at least twenty one and wounded more than seventy in the iraqi capital this morning and the blasts hit commercial areas of baghdad in the mostly shia districts the deadliest explosion was in the central drea neighborhood after a parked car bomb went off of an outdoor market ballance in iraq is rising to levels not seen since two thousand and eight with almost a thousand deaths in october and over six thousand since the start of the year. disputes over u.s. afghan security pact forced the secretary of state john kerry to phone president karzai and acknowledge that mistakes during the twelve year war have been made america wants to ensure its soldiers can continue night raids and have immunity
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from legal jurisdiction inside afghanistan washington also plans to leave around ten thousand troops behind after the withdrawal by the afghan government wants president obama himself to issue a direct apology saying that is a crucial part of. and to egypt where clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the military government police used tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds the rally was commemorate the two year anniversary of one of the country's bloodiest demonstrations and just a day earlier a new memorial dedicated to those killed during the twenty eleven protests was vandalized. at least one person has been killed after a shopping mall still under construction collapsed in south africa another thirty have been recovered alive from the dead but up to fifty more are still feared trapped at this point is not exactly known what caused the roof to fall in. one
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online gaming company forced to hand over a million dollars for enslaving unsuspecting people's computers software used p.c.'s to mine the virtual currency. of the computers had no. those details on the website for this. pays alcoholic. cigarettes to clean up the streets. something to do that story and many others on the web site right now. just a few minutes away here on our world toilet day why there's absolutely nothing funny about it. abby martin takes up a story and breaking the set that's coming your way in a moment. we'll
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right on the same. search string. and i would think that you're. on a regular splitter. and instrumental. on . the the. hyatt pals i'm having martin and this is breaking the set today is world toilet day before you bring out the party humor consider this two point five billion people do not have access to a toilet or sustainable sanitation obviously that's
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a huge problem because beyond a lack of just privacy diarrheal diseases are the second most common cause of death for young children in developing countries one only needs to look back to two thousand and ten when haiti experienced a massive cholera outbreak after un peacekeepers dump human waste in the country's main tributary nearly nine thousand people died as a result and the cholera has now spread to surrounding nations ironically world toilet day is a u.n. recognized investment even though the organization is still not accepted responsibility for its role in haiti's cholera outbreak. the issue is still as important as ever in fact in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan in the philippines main concern is the destruction of sanitation infrastructure and a lack of adequate bathroom facilities for thousands of people unfortunately the taboo surrounding this topic is widespread but the more time we spend skirting around the issue the more people will die every day from sanitation deprivation so the next time you're on the john consider these facts and don't bring the issue.

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