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israel's prime minister heads to moscow to convince russia that iran should not be trusted this as world powers make it and not a push to reach a nuclear agreement with tehran. a new round of talks and with iran opens in switzerland hopes that the new deal could be close them or for me to bomb would say in just a few moments. nato prepares for a series of unprecedented and massive war games in crisis hit europe keeping troops busy after they withdraw from afghanistan and. we were given no insurance for health risks no radiation reserves even we were treated like nothing like disposable people. r.t. investigates how japan's navi is reportedly making money from the cleanup of the
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fukushima nuclear station by providing an army of exploited workers to do the dirty work. this is r.t. coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program a new round of talks on iran's nuclear program begins in geneva today to coincide with them israel's prime minister is heading to moscow he's on a mission to prevent any progress being made during negotiations between tehran and six world powers. has more now on what they mean netanyahu is trying to achieve. but he is said to will have that talks on his agenda here in moscow to try to convince for the last time the russians to go with what he believes is an
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exceedingly bad decision in terms of the iran's nuclear program now we know that the runs the deal that's on the table is to try to to hold iran's nuclear program and in return they will get a bit of relief from the sanctions that they have at the moment france has already said that they will not supported but the deputy been a star of iran has said that israel has no right to dictate what the world how the world should deal with iran because some nations have such relations with tel aviv that they are influenced by their influence by the atmosphere that's been created around iran for the five plus one countries which are holding talks with iran it is unbecoming when some of them or indeed one specific nation is being influenced by tovey is probably cations all still weak when the told happened it almost felt like there was some kind of hope but then through i said curveball and said they're not going to go ahead with it we know that mr rouhani has been contacted by the british
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prime minister david cameron saying that this is the time that that needs to happen we know russians are russia's president has also been quite vocal say it needs to happen now they're dealing give it a chance not only that president obama has been trying to gather momentum from his side say this deal is a momentous deal if it happens and that congress must hold any kind of thought in trying to push forward for those for more sanctions against iran at the i.a.e.a. has also gone on to say that iran has halted any kind of activity since august so it will be interesting to see how friends will vote this time and if israel indeed what will israel do if indeed this deal does go ahead. and he spoke to former french prime minister dominic who believes if a deal is not agreed to strike against iran the question is how much are
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we ready to pick the risk to sign the agreement and i think. assess the importance of this agreement we must understand that it is a process of course we are not going to get the final agreement from scratch on wednesday votes we can go in deploy ourselves of a remake of these and if the memory agreement and then we can progress and have a final agreement that will 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 the smith changed 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 a strong consequences and we may freeze is triage in. coming from.
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nato maybe gradually it was drawing from afghanistan but the alliance is making sure his troops that kept busy elsewhere officials say military exercises on unprecedented scale will take place in europe over the coming the latest war games held in russia's borders in poland and the baltic republics involved six thousand troops but that figure will be dwarfed and by upcoming drills in spain and portugal where a force of more than forty thousand is expected to gather in twenty fifteen the u.s. led bloc says this will be the finest in a series of such exercises designed to make sure the allies keep working closely together but as one sees peace or all of our reports there's little appetite in europe for the costly 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
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e.u. in the coming years all in port and work for the future of the alliance once the combat mission in afghanistan is over the question is how can you retain these operational experience and capabilities and so you must exercise you must train your forces you must test whether the old routines work 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 because we have 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. that's down to what he sees as a change in nato policy following actions in libya and towards syria. well
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nourished instead of a defensive army they want an army of intervention of aggression nato is responsible for three quarters of global arms spending at a time when many of its members a flat broke here in central a group of demonstrators on a banner saying no to wars of intervention but it's crazy to think that this is anything to do with any rogue state by holding operations in europe it shows nato still looks towards russia on the krieger's it in the toy of the population is getting poorer and who is it getting more expensive these types of exercises are a threat to the sightsee they want politicians to pay attention to the real cost of military spending with most eurozone countries still fighting serious economic battles it's understandable why europeans would be uneasy about shelling out for nato war games at a time they can least afford it peter all of r.t. . the mountain of debt and austerity in european countries means they have been
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steadily flashing defense spending they also must of the wars in afghanistan and libya have also decreased the appetite for military deployments but as i'll say it again that check our reports that you are slow block might 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 thank you 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
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a huge expense for their better the economies what's what's the origins whatever 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 the that we support them and what better way to do that than to conduct an exercise in their ground and a lot of money well imagine 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 so many discussions on how nato. future there are so proud of what they did in libya it seems that they see their future in this kind of hit and run operations but what do you think about it libya was not a success we ultimately unleashed forces in that country sunni islamic forces that
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are edgy western. american and ultimately antithetical to the interests of libya's future social and political development we don't know how libya will turn out which nato sees it as a success or 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 or maybe these exercises are not such a bad idea maybe it is for a while nato will not actually bomb and invade other countries to keep itself busy with me in washington colonel douglas macgregor and i'm going to step down and watch american. and why one form a german intelligence officer told me that naysayer is eager to keep flexing its
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military muscles in order to let the competition nah it's still a force to be reckoned with you have to see this against the background of the be a straw from afghanistan there they didn't meet military exercises because they could test their interoperability and everything on the ground but. now with the need to countries especially united states leaving afghanistan beaten like a dog with the tail between its legs they need to project and show the route that these two go clothes shopping and teeth strong all this is part of the continued of power projection of intimidating. nations that don't follow voluntarily the u. is for european lead. just a couple of minutes away on i'll see
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a blessing our cats i mean i think at the level of graceland the u.k. said how much nico is actually up to the country's economy that's right. japan is not is reportedly cashing in on the think ashima disaster by running the cleanup efforts at the damaged nuclear plant walk us complained of being understaffed and was treated by contractors that think nothing of throwing them into areas of high radiation that makes a hash s.k. reports now from. as if clearing up the dangerous debris in the aftermath of japan's worst natural disaster in a century was not tough enough this former fukushima worker says he's having to see you the firm which hired him i was out of work after the tsunami so when a job offer came up i took it they promised a lot of money even signed a long term contract but then suddenly terminated it not even paying me a third of the promise so do you have
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a feeling that you were mistreated absolutely we were given no insurance for health risks no radiation meters even we were treated like nothing like disposable people they promised things that kicked us out when we received a large radiation dose this young man volunteered to jump into nuclear help to make a living many others though were forced so claims investigative journalist. who went undercover to fukushima filming with a camera hidden in his watch you discovered that many of the workers were brought in by the infamous on the world syndicate the young so this is. at fukushima. it was a little bit 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 a joint action tepco relayed it to subcontractors and they eventually as they had a shortage of available workers called the young for help to the water with them.
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but fukushima is no ordinary construction site the workers drawn to the power plant by the young kids or mostly with gambling debts to the organization or 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. suzuki publish details of what he says is solid evidence but 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 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
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by the homeless the desperately unemployed and even 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. one is just around the corner including who can bomb to the iranian embassy in beirut all choose day that's after the break. well the language of what i will only react to situations i haven't read the
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reports so i'm likely to put a no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point a month or so to secure a car is on the docket. they get no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you punch be ready for a battle for the speech and down the freedom to question. oh god is rumor spread this. extremist faction. weeks. too close to be aggressive like the straight.
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down this is welcomed by sectarian tensions have fled in lebanon in the aftermath of a double suicide bombing in the campus so that al qaeda links to terrorist cells says it was responsible for the earing in embassy in beirut killing twenty three people and wounding around one hundred fifty the bombings 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 and say lebanon is an easy target for terrorists. brigades an offshoot of al qaida it's named after a founder. it professes to be backing the syrian revolution and these things all
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pull together and in the region that is heavily focused on syria and now iran 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 of i love unknowns an easy target it just simply doesn't have a strong national army is defending its borders it's a vulnerable state it's obviously a lot easier to move around than iran would be these are attempts to strike at a vulnerable proxy. or ally of iran and syria. and coming up and just start there now in crosstalk peaceful alan his guest debase the role of foreign forces in fueling this syrian conflict now the opposition which is written 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 of saudi arabia. america wants iran out of the peace
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negotiations but really the country that has prolonging this war is the core the cause of the instability is saudi arabia and it's it's absurd that saudi 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 a proxy war which is taking the lives 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 but you know. i mean i'm in a kind of a situation as an israeli to intervene between the ground in saudi arabia to decide who started what doesn't matter anymore look it was as they call it a phony sense that she's and lo and lebanon and syria have become the arjuna for this war whether it was planted by the saudis or the iranians doesn't matter.
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which in the population is said to rise by almost ten million people over the next couple of decades and other half of the artist thanks to immigration many are against the massive influx of foreigners but as. newcomers over the u.k. more than just a strength in. 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 new arrivals or people having babies when they settle. the figures put
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into question prime minister david cameron said of reducing the gratian to be tens of thousands by the end of this parliament and 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 study says that those of us who are coming here since two thousand actually contributed more in taxes than claimed benefits. gratian is a very emotional one a few. uncertainties and it's. identifying somebody who may be responsible. for the economic situation 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
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a positive fiscal contribution it's a tricky topic one that's constantly debated in the u.k. there have been a recent attempts to curb immigration such as the scrap a lot of imposing a thirty thousand pound bomb to visitors from certain countries or nevada's going a round of with a big billboard selling illegal immigrants to go home now they've been controversial to say the least but in the end it's the numbers the tell the real. story all the complicated one of the tough talking in the u.k. isn't showing any signs of abating. just r t london. and initial investigation into the crash of a boeing seven three seven in russia city of the blame really on the pilots flying air as far as the passenger plane to nose dive at four hundred and fifty kilometers an hour into the ground killing two people on board the first attempted landing failed and during the second try the pilot was switched off and usually steep climb
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apparently caused this speed to drop attempts to correct that resulted in a devastating freefall down going investigation is now focused on finding the missing cockpit voice recorder. and now some other world news in brief for you this hour on a wayward bomb attacks has killed at least twenty four people and wounded eighty seven more in the iraqi capital this morning the blast hit a commercial areas of baghdad in mostly sheer district the deadliest explosion was in this central neighborhood after a punk car bomb went off at an outdoor market violence in iraq is rising to levels not seen since two thousand and eight with almost of thousand deaths in october and over six thousand since the start of the year as more information at our website on iraq's casualties starting from january twenty thirty in just a bit on alt. disputes over u.s. security part for secretary of state john kerry to president karzai under knowledge
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mistakes made during the twelve year war america wants to ensure its soldiers can continue night raids and have immunity from legal jurisdiction inside afghanistan washington also plans to leave around ten thousand troops behind after there was draw but the afghan government wants president obama himself to issue an apology saying that a crucial part of anxiety. in egypt clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the military government police used tear gas and bottles to disperse the crowds the rally was staged to commemorate the two year anniversary or one of the country's bloodiest demonstrations a day earlier a human moral dedicated to demonstrators who during the twenty eleven protests were vandalized. at least one person has been killed after a shooting more still under construction collapsed in south africa shopping mall i
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should say another say should people have been recovered alive from the wreckage but up to fifty more are still feared trapped it's not known exactly what caused the roof to fall in. now an online gaming company is forced to hand over a million dollars for insulating unsuspecting people's computers in some way used to supply p.c.'s to mind the virtual currency bitcoin. the computers had no idea the details at all today. and pays out a whole makes in beer and cigarettes to clean up the streets claiming it curbs under social behavior by giving out its something to do point out wrong and other stories on our. basic sanitation is because of millions of deaths across the globe they must investigate the issue in today's breaking a sweat. two point five billion people do not have access to
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a toilet or sustainable sanitation obviously that's a huge problem because beyond the 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 of the cholera is now spread to surrounding nations ironically world toilet day u.n. recognize that event even though the organization is still not accepted responsibility for its role in the haiti's cholera outbreak the issue is still is important as ever in fact in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan in the philippines a 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
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the next time you're on the john consider these facts and don't be afraid to bring the issue out of the bathroom and into the public consciousness. of legs to special report it was a big just acts of it's not as famine but if you will shrink from the u.k. times that takes you on the ground for an alternative take on the latest mainstream headline.
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