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think. this is r t tonight more room for further agreement moscow claims the u.s. now has no reason to proceed with its controversial missile defense plans in europe its iran plays by the rules. police and protesters fired tear gas at each other in the ukrainian capital during a second day of unrest over the government pulling back from any peace deal. between industry propaganda and environmental panic it's hard to get a grip on fracking so decide for yourself later it will make you feel more oil executives and the people to forced to abandon their homes because of the controversial fuel extraction technique.
if you just joined us live from the new century is kevin i am with you this hour just after eight pm here now our top story this hour russia's foreign minister says that reaching a compromise on iran's nuclear program should eliminate any reasons then for the u.s. to construct an anti missile defense system in eastern europe the american led plan has long been a bone of contention between washington and moscow which sees the shield as a threat to its national security while the u.s. has maintained that it is needed to protect you from so-called rogue states like iran so they could not be a chance for this dispute finally be resolved and with the deal to bring two rounds of tommy program under control but more on that is probably void that. it's a deal that some new diplomats fred. and as the crucial make or break iran nuclear talks continue to enter the night details of how they were going were leading the
journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an historic breakthrough than after sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done. to the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy including its right to enrichment under the condition that this program is placed under strict control by the i.a.e.a. . as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent used for u.s. centrifuges while halting construction of a new reactor near the town of iraq. throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had
a smile on his face in return he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing to iran to regain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds in foreign banks we believe that it is the sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately to the more significant negotiation to follow for a comprehensive agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that iran's nuclear program is anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this despite all that iran's real civilians has forced these countries to accept. enrichment and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role and i don't think that sanctions played as much of
a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential this is a leader and the interim agreement in six months time well its powers and do it on a set to return to the negotiating table down to ten years and then you'll see the deal signed here in the middle of the night is a game changer what people like to see me. so i was probably was saying there although the agreement is only valid for six months it is a sign of bigger things to come according to to professor of international relations a new shit to me. both parties have made clear part of a pop confidence building process and that is exactly what they're doing the fact that i was going to be there the cameras are monitoring stuff on a daily bases reporting back to h.q.
in vienna and from there to the security council and so on and all of that is vital to provide the guarantees that america's allies need that iran is sticking to the script and of course also for the ministration in washington to show its own series that actually this is a good deal not just for iran and the region in the middle east but also for united states. and it looks like the deals made life more difficult for president obama while defending the administration's yes to the concessions no he has to come that israel as well as hawkish lawmakers who didn't miss their chance to criticize the motion is a washington correspondent going to church you can today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was the geneva. is more sort of. it's a story still. it's not a series of stories in an environment where israel as well as many u.s.
lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement despite the official's attempts to appease the hawks punches are flying here again as it looks like we've tacitly agreed that
they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are already working not to let its survival the six month trial the obama administration is walking on egg shells before congress israel and its allies in the coffers it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in washington i'm going to check out israeli national security expert over an old servant told us that the harsh response from the israeli government towards the
deal doesn't always reflect the national mood. we've seen over the past twenty four hours or so increasing number of analysts and commentators who have come out and said that this deal is something israel could live with and even if it's not perfect and it's not something that we would have opted for ourselves that it's something that's not as bad as our prime minister has described so there's definitely a spectrum of opinion here on this issue as there isn't every issue what we do know is in the week or two leading up to the agreement there was a poll taken about what people felt about the prime minister's rhetoric towards the united states and a plurality supported him and only a very small percentage of the public thought that he was fully and justified but that may be different after the agreements come to come into being we'll have to see. clashes a broken up for a second day in ukraine as protesters defied police efforts to disperse them. have been ongoing since thursday in kiev over the government's decision to suspend the deal which would give a closer ties with the e.u. legs here jeff skis in the ukrainian capital for ati. protesters appear to have set
up down camps at european square suggesting that they may stay here for some more time and it's not always as peaceful as it is here right now we see clashes between them and the police corruption from time to time with both sides of the police and the protesters using tear gas against each other the people here they're strongly opposing the decision by the government to not sign the trade agreement with europe at the moment there are others of course that believe this was a rather problematic just isn't that rather well decision looking at potential damages which a great could have suffered if you're signing this agreement it's easy to see why first of all modernizing the factories at the country would have cost the goal of more than one hundred billion dollars something the country cannot afford at the moment and fated to modernize would have led to these factories being closed and tens of thousands finding themselves in the streets not such a good outcome for the country he as well as raising the chariots for electricity heating and gas something the government tried to do because to comply with
europeans that is also a very big problem for ukraine at the moment not taking all that into consideration and the fact that the euro would not offer any kind of financial compensation but what actual damages the government decided not to sign especially after the i.m.f. said it would not provide ukraine with another stabilisation loan which would have helped the prime minister of the country in fact said that the country doesn't need help like that one its economy is in danger of completely collapsing some politicians in europe have said that russia blackmailed ukraine out of signing this deal russian president hit back saying that it isn't fact europe which blackmailed ukraine in the course of negotiations standoff continues very interesting to see where it goes and we have to follow all the details and all the developments. they disappear bring commission the european council released a joint statement meantime saying the proposal to ukraine still stands folks again accuse moscow of pressuring kiev out of signing this get some analysis now from french that is better as he's editor and publisher of the business new europe
magazine how the bad i mean officials insist the deal with ukraine. still on the table so they hoping to bring ukraine round at this hour. yes to looks increasingly unlikely though i mean we're coming into the final mile and time is running out and unless the e.u. put some money on the table i don't think india is going to be done what does ukraine haase to make a choice between going one way or the other why can't it exist to make trade deals with both russia and the west was the problem of of having the best of all worlds. in ideal world i mean we all live in europe and i think it's there for us long term interests if there was a deal that went both ways but both sides have taken a hard line russia's made it clear that if ukraine signs off in the association agreement that they're supposed to. villainous about a week then they won't be able to join the customs union which takes half of ukraine's exports and vice versa the u.k.
european union has made equally clear that if you crane joins the customs union that it can't have a trade deal with the u.s. well there's a much going to coverage has been put between a rock and a hard place you know as you say there's a much bigger game going on here if we don't look at our place he has yet i mean e.u. officials now saying that they want to deal directly with russia i think gives the impression that ukraine is kind of a pawn in the middle of it all. absolutely i mean that's excite begin to cover just over a fire and so much as he has to at the end of the day balance the checkbook and ukraine is in a dire financial situation i mean it's literally months away from a crisis unless it does one of these two deals because it needs money it's bleeding about a billion dollars a month the russian gas bill at the same time its trade has been disrupted and that's costing the budget and the hard currency reserves sunk down to about twenty billion dollars that's not enough money to cover three months of exports to the
bases so if people you know parents are stable if you see certain. devaluation if it's in such a mess what is either side want. because it's a significant country i mean it has huge resources both in agriculture its population of over forty million people i mean it's the largest country in europe by population. so it's a significant economic. and as he said it's part of europe and at the end of the day all the european countries need to work together is that creates greater prosperity for everybody on the continents question is how do you do. or i ben thank you for snow and icy. and we've got more like you have got cold feet over the deal where we point to all the financial hurdle standing in the way the agreement and at the top of that list is the price of natural gas and we're talking about kiev may just find a way around that low by shale drilling. cooperation deals with or joint shell and
chevron which could help the country slash domestic fuel costs but the question is do the benefits of this technology balance out the environmental damage we explored a little later in the program and. courage figures from the u.k. raise hopes for an economic turnaround say for the living standards and widening inequality mean there's more trouble down the road that's when ever the shortly. back in the day barack obama was elected because he was deemed to be the very end to says of george w. bush now instead of seeing differences between the two presidents we were reminded about what both have in common particularly like poll numbers on this program we ask these obama serving bush's fourth term. right to see. first rate. and i think that your.
in moscow russian and papal flags are flying together in the vatican with the pope's welcoming president vladimir putin it's the first ever meeting in series expected to feature heavily in the conversation that's going to cut off now he's in vatican city for us there we go. and pope francis and president putin are on the same page when it comes to last official syria for instance the vatican same as russia have been calling for the rights of christians in syria to be protected also ahead of the g twenty summit in st petersburg the pope pleaded with the international community not to intervene and militarily into the situation there pretty much which is what russia has been doing since the beginning of the conflict now finally recently to wrote a letter to the russian president personally thanking him for his efforts to try to establish peace in the country following the. chemical weapons breakthrough
which many consider as a diplomatic victory of moscow but now this is not the first time that russian leaders are visiting the vatican but the heads of the vatican have never visited moscow so the way things have been going we may see that happen in the future but of course all the afternoon from the russian peacher are. legal in rome there thank you. the pope and president putin also share a usual ball their distaste for shale gas fracking his holiness recently posed with environmental activists reportedly expressing strong concern about us all john chevron exploiting shale gas in south america they have four more oil field executive turned anti fracking campaigner told us he blames an industry bent on profits for pushing harmful technology. this is a technology that basically has been proven not to work as the oil industry claims and it has resulted in contamination irrefutable evidence of contamination of water
soil and the air and also significant negative health impacts on the population that live above the gas fields what it reflects is the fact that we are dealing with a cowboy industry that is driven by greed and little else and in fact i would simply implore that people do a bit of research for themselves and they look at the damage and the contamination that has been wreaked around the world and basically we are doing everything we possibly can to ensure that this does not happen in the u.k. or spoke to mounting for a coward to first who was forced to abandon her home when the resulting bore hole appeared nearby she told us what it was like living near a drilling site i've learned about this industry to chart the way i work for industry first and then moved out to the country and bought my own place and the next variants the environmental impacts are all around me there's the possibility
of water contamination water depletion many many horrible air impacts and the traffic in just a huge disturbance knowing why it's been a fitting a very few people their industry and a few large landowners and it's coming at great expense to the people who live on our land. the hope of britain that the country's turned a corner and is getting over one of its worst of a financial dramas it's too early though to stop popping the champagne corks in some quarters where critics say and don't make decline is certain it will leave some struggling for generations will respond report. so the bank of england's forecasts for economic growth is on the up unemployment down it sounds great but beyond those immediate fake is a darker picture that pretty much all the measures by which we track economic progress are in decline people's real incomes falling more and more of it spends on
basic essentials uniquely this generation of young people is worse educated than their parents and obesity female life expectancy and child mortality among the worst in europe so losing economics commentator jeremy warner says growth is good but warns it's unsustainable there's not enough exports is not enough business investment in this economy now provided the economy continues to grow the hope is that these things will eventually come true but at the moment it's very little sign and you say that these key indicators say living standards education health these are all on the decline talk to me about that ever since the crisis began living standards have been under a lot of pressure really for the first time again in modern history we are seeing a situation where people leaving the workforce and retiring are better educated
than the people joining the workforce and if your standards of education are declining than your relative income in future relative to the rest the world is going to decline with it what does it all add add up to then these underlying economic indicators i mean where are we going when i think. an extreme wakeup call really i mean britain has a lot of things going for it it's still reckoned to be one of the most open economies in the world it has the biggest global financial center in the world these underlying trends are very worrying and something needs to be done about them very very urgently warner says the government's doing some of the right things but to gingerly and ultimately unless radical actions taken in those key areas britain's economy is living on borrowed time. u.s. national security adviser susan rice is to meet the afghan president after he refused to sign a pact alone american troops to stay on beyond twenty fourteen the planned accords
on very shaky ground despite influential afghan tribal elders recommending he ratify said agreement as soon as possible to do allow up to fifteen thousand u.s. soldiers to stay in the country for ten more years they don't have the right to raid afghan homes that would be immune to afghan laws critics said despite being challenged on all sides though how many cars i will stand firm until his last day in office through next year contrary to the popular belief that prevails in the west that they call a president in his last year or last few months as a leave duck president those principles don't apply in a poor country like afghanistan where everything is in the hands of the government the people of this country are completely hostage in the hands of a government that has the warlords the guns the mafia the drug cartel and the corruption so i think governments in poor countries with terror
are never going to experience the same winning the last days are normal in the west and brief and i clashes to libyan government troops militiamen in the some coastal city even go as is the fourteen dead and dozens more wounded witnesses say explosions could be heard in thick smoke billowed up from where the fighting took place the army declared a state of emergency in the city last week another armed group opened fire on a crowd in the capital tripoli killing forty protesters. the risk of fals remounted government protesters and police in thailand during a second day of rallies calling for prime minister to quit demonstrators tried to force their way past police into the parliament building but they were pushed back they say the prime minister is controlled by a brother taxon shinawatra who went into exile want to lead the government more than a hundred thousand people marched against the ruling party and some. more choppy waters between japan and china to report of the tokyo denounced beijing's recent expansion of its maritime defense prime minister shinzo abbott said it was an
enforceable and violates international law on saturday beijing issued a map of maritime territory which it considers its own including its set of islands in the east china sea which it disputes with japan. the scottish government has for the first time named the date it will become independent if citizens vote to leave the u.k. next year it's chosen the twenty fourth of march twenty sixth to make the prospective split official but the idea is strongly opposed in london which is why it won't make it easy for scott with the breakaway test reseller brings us up to speed. should scotland be an independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old doing it could hardly be simple and the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about it
dependence the prime minister david cameron and those belonging to the no cap and says that in the service is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything taxes and debt the no camp suggests deeper stary and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges of mobile phones if the split happens at the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they'd sist the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs and a thriving economy concerns that resonate with voters cameron argued that an independent scotland will have to negotiate in the future for the things that it has right now a london is signaling that it won't be making it easy for the crux of the matter goes back to economics
a recent poll found out that if independents made the five hundred pounds richer more than half the scots would vote for. reporting from london i'm tests are cilia . well for trouble in scotland trouble in the states barack obama's popularity has taken another knock g q magazine listed know among the world's twenty five least influential people so the crosstalk us while you control is slipping from the u.s. president right after this break. one member of st petersburg's legislative assembly is trying to get child beauty pageants banned in russia starting with his hometown you know i couldn't agree more with this gent on this issue these kids' beauty pageants not only put
a ton of pressure on children to achieve something absolutely pointless but they're also a pedophile's dream come true and are well very very creepy but why are they creepy that's because whether you like it or not human beauty is related to sex so when you try to make children beautiful and wear bathing suits let's just say active poses yet that's called sexualizing children and it's disgusting although adult beauty pageants are also sort of stupid at least the participants are all adults so see it because beauty pageants are obviously related to sexuality should be able to participate in them until you reach the age of consent in your country otherwise it is just a pedophile buffet but that's just my opinion. right to see. first street. and i think you're.
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great secret that i have to live with for. hello and welcome across the world all things are considered i'm peter lavelle back in the day barack obama was elected because he was deemed to be the very end to this of george w. bush now instead of seeing differences between the two presidents we were reminded about what both have in common particularly liking poll numbers first on this program we ask is obama serving bush's fourth term.
to cross off the presidencies of george w. bush and barack obama i'm joined by my guest austin peterson in washington he's the c.e.o. of stone gate an editor of the libertarian republic dot com also in washington we have daniel for achi he is the director of grassroots political consulting and in phoenix we cross to kimberly i'm a dale she is the president of world money watch and author of beyond the great recession aren't cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to kimberly you got up early as for this program and i like to go to the person i got up earlier so kimberly simple question is obama serving george bush's fourth term not in any way shape or form. the most important difference between george bush and barack obama is and you're going to laugh at this but it's really true bush increased the debt six trillion oh.
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