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anticipation and uncertainty over a potential deal with iran as top diplomats hope to get tehran's nuclear program under control. in march of remembrance as anti-fascist activists take to the streets in germany protesting against the growing popularity of nazi views in the country. unlimber cold says she wants to have a word with vladimir putin over ukraine that's after the e.u. and russia accuse each other of meddling in the country's foreign policy to ensure its cooperation. and the olympic torch is on another leg of its epic journey to plunging to the bottom of the deepest lake on earth after conquering open space.
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you're watching r t live from moscow i'm lindsey friends thanks for joining me there is an air of anxiety in geneva where a long anticipated deal on iran's nuclear program could potentially be signed although foreign diplomats and the iranian delegation sound optimistic note for further details about just what's happening have yet to emerge probably boyko has the details from geneva. talks between the p five plus one foreign minister have broken up for a short while at the moment presumably for those foreign ministers to go and get a bite to eat before they go back into these very tense negotiations now we know that they will be reconvening in a short while but we did hear from the rainy and foreign minister a little and he said that the agreement that's being discussed today consists of three stages and he said that he can reassure the that potential agreement would
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contain public recognition of iran's right to. enrichment all the foreign minister spoke before going into these grueling negotiations this morning saying that they had similar concerns that there were a number of small but important issues that still needed to be doubts and that was echoed by russia's deputy foreign minister a little earlier when i spoke to him and he explained to me that one of the main the vital sticking points throughout these negotiations has been the exact heavy water facility in iran which could potentially produce weapons grade plutonium but the crux of this deal really is that iran wants to continue enriching uranium for what it calls is a force it calls our civilian purposes according to any agreement that has come up with today they would have to agree to stop enriching uranium to
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a purity of five percent in exchange they would get a limited relief from economic sanctions for six months so at the moment we're waiting for these talks as i said to reconvene it's very much up in the air at the moment and it could go either way political analyst and former m i five agent and uma sean told us it's important to remember there is more than just nuclear issues at stake. iran is sitting on top of a huge range of not true at all and gas and things like that and of course we should not forget that they did. i think getting over a decade ago about beginning to trade some of those resources in europe. and that's where the u.s. battle fleet began to get really heavy diplomatically against iran and so this whole issue around nuclear weapons program real and real seems to be through smokescreen to try and karoly run into a tree continuing to trade its all in its natural gas in the petro dollar and the
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american economy. a major obstacle to the deal is israel's opposition to any hint of compromise during a previous round of talks two weeks ago the israelis applied great pressure to influence the positions of france and the united states artie's policy has more from jerusalem israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continues to be as critical as ever he has consistently call 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 said that the lifting of sanctions does nothing more than merely give them breathing space now those are going 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 as the israeli american relationship to terri eight so what we've seen is an increase in the
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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 his new hero and this is of course because of the french criticism against the deal in fact it was the french that maybe credit as having prevented it deals on the. through before at the same time there are reports circulating in there has been for quite a few days now that these radios are working with the some of these 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 if space there is talk of some kind of tactical support that they will give to israeli warplanes if indeed who follows through with his threats of a military strike once this deal is in fact signed off i spoke to john limbert the
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former u.s. deputy assistant secretary of state for iran mr limbert was among the diplomats held hostage during dinner torrijos crisis at the u.s. embassy in tehran more than thirty years ago he believes it is real 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 what.
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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 we'll be following the progress at the nuclear talks in geneva in the coming hours on air as well as online r.t. dot com also on our web site we're asking you about the prospects of an agreement to go there to have your say on the issue. thousands of people have spilled on to city streets across germany to mark the death of an anti-fascist activist murdered in the early ninety's now the government is on a crusade against the views promoted by far right groups participate in all of i was at the event in berlin for us. members of the anti fascist group anti far as
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well as other left wing organizations are marching through central perlin now this is saying i knew all march that takes place to commemorate the brutal murder twenty one years ago of a left wing activist who was stabbed to death in a subway station by members of a right wing used to organize sation now those who've come out steve take part in this march say that the fight against fascism and against nazi ism is as important now as it and the house being we saw in the past what fascism. could make to make the second world war and the cruel treatment of the usual people and of the communists of the professors and we will not repeat this experience. and behind the fascism it is always with capitalism recently that we have seen in history that every time we have a crisis in society precious we get to stop the threats to society nessa
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passionately to those who are punished by the crisis which is the poor the working class the use migrants who have to flee from trysts in their own countries from war from poverty from hunger. that are coming here demonstrators up on the roof of the building say just behind the demonstration routine it's all going over relatively peacefully a few firecrackers being set off a lot of flares and a lot of of hush chanting towards their food the the fall rice said this or this march has been heavily policed in the past we have seen clashes between far right groups and the anti fascist organizations the police have been and circling these these marches this year they've also shortened the routes in which they've been taking to keep it limited to a about a two block square area to try and make sure that at the convent county demonstration staged by the far right at those clashes. that we have seen in the
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past take place. german chancellor angela merkel wants to have a word with president putin over ukraine after it pulled out of a free trade deal with. brussels and moscow accused each other of blackmailing kiev into accepting offers over integration deals. as more the first and foremost mission of angela merkel according to herself is to persuade the russian leader that the eastern partnership initiative is not directed against russia have been fearing this comes just basically hours putting himself welcomed the idea of holding a three sided commission between russia ukraine and the european union on how to alleviate potential economic losses we should great may suffer from eventually joining this is so sation deal with the e.u. meanwhile several hundred people are still protesting at independence square some of these comments and emotions i've compiled in my report back to square one for ukraine's politics or kiev central square to be precise in two thousand and four
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the orange revolution started here independence square the event which dramatically changed political life in ukraine and set it on a year 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 we are an independent ukraine we have to fight for tomorrow other people believe ukraine may have in fact dodged a bullet you decision to suspend the preparation of signing the association agreement in zone a free trade with the e.u. is the only one possible in the current difficult economic situation which we now have in ukraine do you have a delusion that life will be better in the e.u. talk to polish people talk to variants right now the e.u. is in a. kind of a death spiral the e.u. has little right now to offer crane. hours after the korean government's decision
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reports emerged that unocal which told his lithuanian counterpart in a phone call that russia economically blackmailed key of 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. so when i heard some dodges 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
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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 suggestion of coverage 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. r.t. has been gathering expert analysis on how can can benefit from signing potential trade pacts poor is what we 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 belgariad and rumania the european union itself really has to concentrate
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on its own internal economic problems to say that this is a. unexpected totally unexpected move is very strange because of course you can quest to balance and see where it simply as. for example the european union to dictate to greece. or to perth to grow and to other countries and impose a state and franzen's and millions of people losing their jobs. i think that it became clear to the ukrainian president of each that if you signed their deal he is not going to get anything financially the e.u. so basically office things which are not changeable you know it doesn't offer immediate economic benefits it says that ukraine at some point in the future will have access to the e.u. markets but when will this happen. here opinions are engaged in a growing battle for their land that says the controversial practice of fracking
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for shale gas gets the green light by the polish government find out what's got people up in arms after the break. with ben bernanke to keep interest rates at zero percent so when 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 it 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 a job of donald's put yourself into debt that gives fees to the bankers it destroys the economy it destroys society it destroys everything but the fees for the bankers .
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are in debt to be born to the united states when it takes its first first breath. is fifty thousand dollars in. debt is that ringing home we have no money to give anyone how can you call us the richest country in the world when we're trillions and trillions of dollars in debt. welcome back you're watching r t live from our moscow studio silence in france thanks for joining me from the greatest highs to extreme lows after heading into space as part of an historic journey to soften the olympic torch has now reached the depths of like by call divers descended under the water with three torches that can burn hotter than two thousand degrees celcius and the olympic symbol reach the bottom of the world's. deepest lake with the flame still burning if that wasn't
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enough there were more surprises in store when it reached the surface parties james brown was there to see what happened. you're watching the climax of this very special torch relay out of 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 being given to the aptly named by call who even without his wings is happily flying with the torch and his job is to take it to the shore where it will light up the olympic cauldron a fitting climax to a spectacular show out of one of russia's most beautiful national landmarks. r t is following the torch is journey across russia to the host city of the winter games in two thousand and fourteen on its way the flame will stop in a few more landmark places among them the highest point of russia and europe us don't miss this remarkable road to saatchi on air and online at r.t.
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dot com. the polish government has announced a significant acceleration in shale gas exploration in the next few months it comes in spite of multiple warnings from environmentalists and mass protests both in the country and internationally and the majority of european countries have limited the controversial technique or else completely banned it like france however fracking is flora shang on the other side of the atlantic come on has more. when romania granted the us or 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 your soil.
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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 on the ground to release shale gas from bedrock environmentalist say it has the potential to trigger earthquakes as well as pollute groundwater and the surrounding countryside the problems with 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 downside and i discover this to be true with a polish government and for the polish authorities 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
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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. here and this is really what the fight is about u.s. energy giants drilled 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 sung by the president this is pathetic sad silly attempt 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 u.s. and the e.u.
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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 transnationals even greater access to their soil and leave the people with a little less say about their land. or keep only dr tony juniper one of britain's leading environmentalist tells us there will be a serious 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 the environmental costs are not being paid for by the shale gas companies therefore we get a full solution as to this being a cheap energy source when in fact it's only cheap now because we're passing on the
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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 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 spear. there's been an unusual twist in the political career of one israeli mayor as his critics say his political program should have landed him in jail for racism not in the mayoral seat in the merrill hot seat rather read more on the accusations of israel plunging into radicalism. and 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 are r.t. dot com. on sunday the president of afghanistan now telling national meeting of elders to delay signing a security deal with the united states at least until next year washington has put
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pressure on hamid 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 to after the april twenty four i'm sorry twenty four team presidential election this anti-war activist brian backer says karzai has to carry out a tough balancing act. the elders assembly is largely handpicked 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 occupies a country uses various pretexts and then maintains military bases so that
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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. by only just broken out any turkish capital between riot police and protesters angry at planned changes to the education system security forces dispersed demonstrators using tear gas water cannons the government plans to close a type of education institution that prepare students for high school exams it says they will be replaced by private schools that typically cost more money. in the pakistani city of peshawar thousands have protested against u.s. drone strikes in the country demonstrators blocked in major nato transport routes taken supplies to afghanistan the rally was in response to strikes that killed six people including a pakistani taliban leader. a twin bomb attack in the north of iraq has left around fifteen people dead and scores more injured and explosives
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wrecked car followed by a suicide bomber struck at a shia mosque in the rest of town sectarian violence has been escalating in iraq in recent months making this the deadliest year since two thousand and eight with over seven thousand victims. to cover the rising bloodshed in iraq we have launched a special project together with the website iraq body count the web address is at the bottom of your screen month by month it recounts the attacks of two thousand and thirteen along with details and the numbers. i.
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stay with us after the break picks apart radical new plans and answer down to get alcoholics back to work that's in a report. in my research i randomly came across a sad statistic according to the center for the constitution only twenty eight percent of americans have actually read the constitution although the overwhelming majority claimed that they understood some of it and now we see why the constitution especially the bill of rights are getting whittled away the average person doesn't really know what their secret covenant with the government actually
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says which means the government can get away with reinterpreting the agreement to suit their needs and not yours because no one is the wiser but if you think i'm going to see where bridge american how dare you then you are wrong the problem is that any kind of philosophy or ideology or just even asking why seems to be getting out of favor in educational systems all over the western world and beyond i mean shouldn't the average american be taught in school about you know america and like the constitution and capitalism how can the society advocate praise or defend values they don't have any idea about please let's get the stuff back into the educational system but i shift my opinion. stories others to a few. since changing the world.
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to picture. holders from roads to. welcome to the kaiser report imax 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 euros the alcoholics clean parks and 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
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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 where my central banks keep the debt a whole it's a beauty 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 addicts demise but alas it keeps the addict doll sile in the meantime is not correct max they're trying to keep us dead aholic so out here dose 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
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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 out all of them to them 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 lay.


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