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high hopes for a historic deal with iran over the country's nuclear push top diplomats gather in geneva to remove the last remaining hurdles in the three part document we go live to geneva shortly. march of in a bit to make people forget activists take to the streets of germany against the growing popularity of nazi views in the country. against jumping into bed with the e.u. and cozy up to russia instead brussels accuses moscow meddling president putin says it was europe using the dirty tricks. and. torches on another leg of its epic journey to sochi plunging to the bottom of the earth after concrete open space.
center in moscow this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day there's an air of anxiety in geneva at the moment where a long anticipated deal on iran's nuclear program could potentially be signed although foreign diplomats and the iranian delegation optimistic any further details about just what's happening there at the moment have been almost impossible to extract. for us so tell us what's going on any idea that the parties are reaching some sort of consensus. we've just found out that the p five plus one foreign minister all the foreign ministers. except for iran's foreign minister they're currently knocked.
together at the moment now just a little earlier the iranian foreign minister said that the agreement being discussed here in geneva today consists of three stages now he also said that he can assure that that agreement contains a public recognition of iran's right to enrichment now these talks taking place behind closed doors the delegation is clearly extremely wary of any leaks coming out in the media until something here is hammered out at this very crucial juncture so we're just going to what we have to wait until that meeting is there is a lot about the specifics of any potential deal do we know much about those and the stumbling blocks. all the foreign ministers did. a potential breakthrough today they were talking about how gaps do you still remain that need to be bridge but it could be close but they couldn't guarantee
a breakthrough now that was by russia's deputy foreign minister who i spoke to a little earlier and he explained to me that one of the crucial stumbling blocks that remains right now in this agreement is the heavy water facility in iran which could potentially produce weapons grade plutonium but as i said it's really make or break the sense that it's crunch time right now with those foreign ministers locked in that meeting probably mulling over that three step agreement that the foreign minister spoke of earlier we're going to be watching it very closely and keeping you up to date as soon as we know anything more for. geneva keeping you updated on the discussions there now. professor of international relations at the university in tehran says the deal should not affect iran's right to enrich uranium . bunnie important issue here or as we were talking about
a negotiation is that your opinion right for enrichment according to article four n.p.t. this is in right and i quote in alienable draw it for every signature of n.p.t. to research develop and produce under yours nuclear technologies so enrichment is surely included in this whole process a major obstacle to the deal is israel's opposition to any hint of a compromise during the previous round of talks two weeks ago the country apply considerable pressure to influence the positions of france and the u.s. well for more let's go live to tel aviv and. paula how is israel been reacting to these rounds of talks. while the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continues to be as critical as ever he has consistently called this a bad deal he has expressed skepticism over the rainy and statement that they are
not intending to build a nuclear bomb and he has also say that the lifting of sanctions does nothing more than merely give them breathing space it was just a short time ago that netanyahu was in moscow where he met with the russian president vladimir putin in what many saw hero as a last ditch attempt to try and convince the russians not to sign off on such a deal netanyahu extremely critical saying that any kind of deal will ultimately lead to war now those are growing statements by the israeli prime minister has seen his relationship with the united states hit an all time low the obama administration has criticized his all or nothing approach that netanyahu is response has been and this is a comment he made just a short time ago if we don't confront the americans over this what will we confront them over now as the israeli american relationship to terri eight so what we've seen is an increase in the warming of relations between the israelis and the french the french president francois hollande was here in jerusalem earlier this week and
the two countries spoke of mutual understanding of unbreakable bonds of common history and shared values many saying that netanyahu now sees the french as these new here and this is of course because of the french criticism against the deal in fact it was the french that many creditors having prevented it deals on going through before so there's a lot of pressure being placed on the french by the israelis not to sign off on any kind of deal at the same time there are reports circulating and there have been for quite a few days now that the israelis are working with the saudis behind the scenes that the possibility of a military strike is now back on the cards as this deal is signed off the report suggests that the saudis will. give the israelis a space there is talk of some kind of tactical support that they will give to his regime warplanes if indeed they're trying to who follows through with his threats of a military strike at once this deal is in fact signed off paula thanks very much indeed
for that paulus there live there in tel aviv we spoke to john limbert he's the former u.s. to be assistance secretary of state for iran and he was among the diplomats held hostage during the the tourist crisis at the u.s. embassy in tehran more than thirty years ago and he believes it's israel not iran which has become more hardline but we've seen i think in the last three or four months since the election of president president rouhani and since some of the statements of the support of the supreme leader is i think a change of direction and a serious change of direction by the israeli friends tell me is within israel itself there's a lot of controversy over the issue of iran and what should israeli what should the israeli stand be and some of the more extreme stands that are coming that coming out which oppose any any deal are creating concern and concern in israel
a lot of people are quite have been criticizing the prime minister look what. prime minister netanyahu seems to be asking for is not a negotiated deal but in fact an iranian surrender where they are pressured into simply giving giving up well that's that's not a negotiation that's a so that's a surrender and if you get if you do squeeze somebody so hard that they surrender such an it such an agreement simply isn't going to last. and of course we'll be following the progress at those nuclear talks in geneva throughout the day and night on air and online at r.t. dot com and also on our web site we're asking about the prospects of an agreement go there to have your say on the issue because to hear from. germany's chancellor angela merkel says she wants to talk to russia's president vladimir putin concerning ukraine's latest snubbing of the e.u.
brussels has accused moscow of blackmailing kiev into ditching plans for european trade integration and joining a regional customs union instead moscow however says kiev was scared away by the political and economic pressure discontent over the abandoned trade talks between kiev and brussels materialized on the streets of the ukrainian capital crowds gathered for a second day of protest sparked the government insisting a deal would have devastated the country's economy. looks at the broken expectations. back to square one for ukraine's politics or kiev central square to be precise in two thousand and four the orange revolution started here gave independence square the event which dramatically changed political life in ukraine and set it on the euro integration course nine years later the square is filled with people again only this time they are here because their president took a turn around well these protesters have been furious with the decision. for an independent ukraine we have to fight for tomorrow other people believe ukraine may
have in fact dodged a bullet. the decision to suspend the preparation of signing the association agreement and zone of free trade with the e.u. is the only one possible in the current difficult economic situation which we now have in ukraine you have a delusion that life will be better and that you you talk to polish people talk to gary and right now the e.u. is you know kind of a death spiral they even has a little right now to offer craning hours after the korean government's decision reports emerged that unocal beach told his lithuanian counterpart in a phone call that russia economically blackmailed key if out of signing the deal with the european union i don't know what the ukrainian president was talking about with his lithuanian counterpart maybe we should all scar american friends about that well of saying that ukraine would not enjoy trade benefits with russia if it
formed a free trade zone with the e.u. is blackmail how would one describe these statements by european officials i disagree that the agreement could be signed later it would be very difficult because too much risk is involved ukraine has missed a chance to remove the main obstacle in its way through integration with the e.u. because when i heard so and i just found out yesterday that ukraine has suspended not cancelled but suspended negotiations with the e.u. and wants to review everything we heard a threat from the e.u. to ukraine all the way up to organizing mass protests this is pressure and blackmail having received no promise of compensation for potential economic damages from aligning with the e.u. give wants to create a three party commission with brussels and moscow to find a way to alleviate those losses which suggest unocal bush has merely suspended not council the association strife the opposition meanwhile says it will continue taking people into the streets and demands that the president is impeached alexi
russia reporting from kiev in ukraine. he's been gathering expert analysis on how kids could benefit from signing potential trade pacts is what we've heard the opportunity to be part of an absolutely huge free trade zone it's a fantastic idea but the problem we really have is that already the european union model has been deeply compromised by the addition of countries that weren't ready such as bold garia and rumania the european union itself really has to concentrate on its own internal economic problems. so there were unexpected totally unexpected move is very strange because of course you can. see where it simply is. for example the european union to dictate to greece. or to perth to grow ok other countries and states and transcends and millions of people losing their
jobs. i think that it became clear to the ukrainian president that if you sign their deal he's not going to get anything financially the e.u. so basically office thinks. tangible you know it doesn't offer immediate economic benefits that ukraine at some point in the future will have access to the e.u. markets but when will this happen. for the website we've lined up the five reasons why kids decided against further european integration you can go to r.t. dot com to share your thoughts in the comments section on that story. thousands of people spilled out to march in cities across germany to commemorate an anti fascist activist murdered in the early ninety's the government on a crusade against the promoted by far right groups is at the event in berlin for us . it's all going off relatively peaceful so far here in this march by the anti
fascist group is basically one of the the major events of the winter periods here in berlin for the anti fascist and far left movements in the past we have seen counter demonstrations by by far right it's a neo nazi greece but none of that seems to be to be taking place a certain where i am right now the march cheer is just getting underway now it's a march the reason that they march on this day is this is the anniversary of the brutal murder of silvio mio who is a left wing activist he was stabbed to death in a underground station twenty one years ago and that's why the anti fascist groups take place and take part in this march they're also campaigning against what they see as a brutal right wing regime rising up in hungary and the at that suppressing poor people they are also people out campaigning against the gap between the rich and the poor and what usually happens at these type of events people railing against what they see as the terrorism of capitalism. because to have
this out of the u.s. oil well and truly does itself forcing through a pair of bills that would make it testing extremely expensive and federal regulation the thing of the past that coming up after the break. to keep interest rates at zero percent is helping to increase america's debt load it's all such time as the debt bubble pops everyone who issued the debt the bankers include bernanke get a fee on the size of debt issued they don't make money based on profits and losses they make money based on the size of the debt they issue so in a car is a debt issue a quantitative easing is debt issue getting the job of the donald put yourself into debt that gives fees to the bankers it destroys the economy it just roy society it destroys. everything but the fees for the bankers.
so we leave the baby. bush and secure. shoes that no one would to guess that. this is from. politics. from the greatest extreme to being taken on an historic walk in space the sochi twenty fourteen and then pick torch is now plunged into the depths of the deepest lake in the world lake baikal in siberia. witness the dive. you're watching the
climax of this very special torch relay out on lake baikal where the olympic flame is making history and once again it's been lit and passed on the water by a team of three divers and now it's been given to the aptly named by call who even without his wings is happily flying with the top and his job is to take it to the shore where it will light up the olympic cauldron and a fitting climax to a spectacular show out of one of russia's most beautiful national landmarks. protesting could soon become a thing of luxury at any drill site in united states because of new laws co crafted by the oil lobby aside from forcing demonstrators to shell out five thousand
dollars for a rally permit the bill would also excuse the federal government from regulating the fracking industry going to reports. when romania granted the u.s. oil giant chevron more than a million acres of land to drill for shale deposits thousands of romanians took to the streets to protest they soon found out there was little they could do to protect their soil. in poland farmers stood up against chevron to fight fracking to no avail fracking pumps a high pressure cocktail of water sand and chemicals the underground to release shale gas from bedrock environmentalists say it has the potential to trigger earthquakes as well as pollute the groundwater and the surrounding countryside the problems will show it with shale gas mining in poland is a question of secretiveness and kind of not telling people the real truth about
what's going on and not always telling never telling the other side the down side and i discovered this to be true with the polish government and proposed the thirty's because they are in fact on the side of these big corporations walski partly shot his documentary drill baby drill in poland he says polish state television refused to baucus that you know normal people. can get the information to fight against the corporations and the normal people you know do the middle class people their objective is really to protect the land here to protect their place and the chevron. the corporations are here to exploit the land and they're going to leave but the farmers will be here and this is really what the fight is about us energy giant grilled both abroad and at home and congress has been more than helpful to them domestically this week the house of representatives passed a bill that would impose a five thousand dollars fee on anyone wishing to stage an official protest against
the drilling project. to become law the bill also needs to make its way through the senate before being signed by the president this is. pathetic. cilia by industry to squelch democracy opponents of fracking on both sides of the atlantic or even more fearful about the future of the democratic process as their governments and major corporations negotiate free trade agreements like the one between the us and the e.u. that would effectively enable american companies to bypass european courts and challenge e.u. governments and international tribunals whenever they felt that laws in the areas of public health the environment or social protection interfere with their profits and the opponents say it would give trans nationals even greater access to their soil and leave the people with a little less say about their land than a check on our team. to turn to juniper i should say one of britain's leading
environmentalists. price to pay in the future. makes more money for some people in the short term and those people happen to have very powerful leverage over government institutions this is not about whether this is a better energy source or not in an economic sense it's basically a rigged market that the environmental costs are not being paid for by the shale gas companies therefore we get a false illusion as to this being a cheap energy source when in fact it's i mean cheap now because we're passing on the costs of it being used into the future for our children and grandchildren indeed we're already beginning to see some of the costs of this kind of energy being used in the in the present and that hurricane that hit the philippines a couple of weeks ago is an example of the kind of extreme weather conditions that we can expect to accompany rapid warming of the atmosphere. has been a little twist in the political career of one israeli male as he's critics say his political program should have landed him in jail for racism in the merrill hot seat
you can read more on the accusations of israel plunging into radicalism. was at that moment ambitious plans for three d. printers as medics hope to use the technology for the donor organs market starting with human hearts the full details right now at r.t. dot com. the president of afghanistan will on sunday to the national meeting of elders to put off signing a security deal with the u.s. until halfway through next year washington has put pressure on hundred karzai to push through the agreement that would allow american troops to stay on afghan soil
beyond twenty fourteen but he's been digging in his heels saying any accord should only be agreed after next year's presidential elections when you were active as brian becker says that karzai has to carry out a tough balancing act. the elders assembly is largely hand picked i mean they're not supposed to make their decision until sunday but i think it's very likely that they will approve signing the deal although we don't know that with certainty anything could happen but just think of it if you would what the united states is proposing is that the united states will maintain military bases and soldiers in afghanistan for a quarter of a century twenty twenty four is almost a quarter of a century after the two thousand and one invasion this is a clear instance of a colonial relationship where the united states invades an occupier as a country uses various pretexts and then maintains military bases so that ultimately whoever is the government after karzai the u.s. will be determine are the real power in afghanistan. now for some more
global headlines this of on and clashes have broken out in the turkish capital between police and protesters angry at planned changes to the education system security forces dispersed demonstrators using tear gas and water cannon the government plans to close a type of education institution that prepare students for high school exams saying it will replace them with private schools that typically cost more money. to pakistan where two bombs ripped through a bustling area of karate killing at least seven people the devices were placed on motorbikes left in the largely shia area of the city before they exploded outside cafes and street stalls the military and police have been placed on high alert no group has claimed responsibility. was in a world of thousands of people have rallied in the spanish capital to denounce the latest round of austerity measures and also came out against a proposed new law that would find citizens for taking part in an authorised protests and insulting police officers under the legislation demonstrating outside
parliament without permission could result in a six hundred thousand dollar fine. remaining part of a supermarket roof which collapsed and riga has reportedly caved in that's as mourning for the fifty. victims continues at the site emergency services picked through the rubble for a second night but no more survivors a criminal inquiry has begun to work out why the building collapsed. scuffles have broken out between protesters and police in dallas during a rally to mark fifty years since the assassination of president john f. kennedy in the city some held signs blaming the cia for his death slogans in support of freedom of speech the demonstration came hours before a large official vent was held in memory of the former president near the street where he was shot. with a news team with more in just over half an hour from now in the meantime to stay with us because after the break picks apart new radical plans in amsterdam to get alcoholics back to work. coming up.
there is no new form of humanitarian aid for the twenty first century created by members of the occupy movement this is nothing to do with hunger or homelessness what a different key problem in the so-called first world debt the rolling jubilee project has already bought around fifteen million dollars in personal debt for americans around the country most of the financial obligations that they bought were for medical bills and now the people who had to pay these bills are free from their burdens the group claims that the secondary debt market is very cheap and they are able to buy the nearly fifteen million dollars in debt for only four hundred thousand dollars the secondary market exists because banks try to sell consistently unpaid debt to third parties for less than a nickel on the dollar right now i would be begging the rolling jubilee project to
get rid of my college loans but alas this is always purchased anonymously so it's all pure luck who gets their debt purchased the important thing about this project is that they're actually doing something against the evil system instead of just blogging about it and all the fifteen million dollars is a time a need to drop in the debt bucket it may have really saved the financial lives of many americans but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report i-max kaiser you may have heard that amsterdam has begun paying alcoholics and cans of beer that's right and exchange for a five cans of beer a pack of tobacco and ten year olds the alcoholics clean parks the streets the
city's aim is to keep the drunks occupied so that they can no longer cause trouble in the parks and indeed one of these alcoholic park workers said that the structure has kept him out of trouble but that if it weren't for the beer he wouldn't bother showing up at all i know you're thinking you're thinking that this sounds a whole lot like the policy of quantitative easing and you'd be right by central banks keep the debt a halt to be at least spending by giving them a seemingly free lunch of low interest rate credit crack. one could think of q e as meals on wheels for over leveraged consumer holiday debt addicks of course feeding the addiction merely hastens the addicks demise but alas it keeps the addict da sile in the meantime is not correct max they're trying to keep us dead aholic south here don't cyle of course with all this quantitative easing it apparently free money that's the important thing they feel like we're getting a free lunch so we stay quiet and we keep consuming or keep consuming debt at least
now here's the first headline about quantitative easing what car salesman ben bernanke he said at dinner last night so this is simon black of sovereign man and he was at a dinner with the national economy club and ben bernanke was the guest of honor he said at one point during the evening when pressed about whether his quantitative easing program was good for wall street at the expense of main street he being ben bernanke he flat out denied it saying that such a premise is simply not true he defended his printing eighty five billion dollars per month suggesting that fixing interest rates as zero is beneficial for society because among other things it allows people to buy cars right well and allows people to go into debt into ever deeper debt and it's funny because this idea of giving alcoholics in amsterdam is beer to keep them docile and keep them cleaning up the park clean up their their open air prison it reminds me of wal-mart and
mcdonald's it was reported this past week that they themselves are out there giving the equivalent of a couple of beers to their employees to have him come into the store and perform menial label labor and slave labor so this amsterdam model is being picked up by the likes of wal-mart amsterdam the people that work at those companies they don't have enough salary to maintain a living wage there are probably homeless a lot of them live in the parking lots outside of wal-mart mcdonald's they don't actually can afford homes. what you're talking about is that wal-mart they're asking customers to donate food for their employees and at mcdonald's they issued a notice for employees to how to keep yourself from feeling hungry by chopping up your food in little or bits and spreading it out over today exactly how is that different than big just giving drunks beer to shut them up and of course the americans are quiet about it they don't mind being treated like a drunk in the park they love it so there we have it is that ben bernanke he can.