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attentional peace talks on syria and the rainy a nuclear deal russia's top diplomat recap some of this year's most significant events during his visit to see. the deadly bombing attack on a police headquarters in egypt answer to the country's political crisis as the interim government blames the muslim brotherhood for that branding it a terrorist organization. rocking protests against oil corporations aiming for easy cash or char report on the bands that defined twentieth.
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you will see international live from moscow my name is you know a lot on the story now and western countries are gradually changing their approach to the syrian conflict realizing the threat posed by islamist rebels that's the view of russia's foreign minister who spoke exclusively to r.c. about this year's main results and foreign politics. was among those who interviewed sergei lavrov for. we spoke for an hour and talked about lots of issues but with the geneva two conference on syria clearly being worked on obviously a lot of attention was focused on that and according to the foreign minister preconditions being voiced by the syrian opposition remain one of the main obstacles including calls for president assad to step down but mr lavrov said that the position of the west is shifting and currently western countries are becoming more realistic in their approach to settling the syrian conflict regardless of what their official spokesman say terrorism in syria the threat of jihadists coming to
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power and setting up a caliphate and trampling on human rights maybe even exterminating minorities in syria is the number one problem and the realization is doing that regime change is not the way to resolve this problem whiston partners are becoming increasingly clear about this russia's relations with nato were also discussed and while the foreign minister said that there is an apparent tendency of will from both sides to create more transparency or more trust just some of the alliances actions are still unclear to moscow. which nature was holding collective defense exercises code named steadfast jazz we asked our nato partners before the drills to police what does this mean for defense against all to be placed near our borders use of the baltic states and poland didn't get any clear answers later we were told of the drills means defending the blogs nations begin to sort the records from the east now these comments do come the president asking
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a logical question of what's the point of building a u.s. anti missile defense system in europe since the progress of the iranian nuclear program being made and that was among the key arguments made by the u.s. to protect its allies from this potential threat coming from iran with north right currently there what is the point of building the shield. and you can watch the highlights of our exclusive interview with the russian foreign minister in about an hour an hour's time here on our c plus it's available in full on our website r.t. dot com. the egyptian city of monsoor has been rocked by a bomb we are tired of that targeted the police h.q. in the city fourteen people have been killed and more than one hundred injured the blast has devastated a large portion of the building the government has put the blame on the muslim brotherhood with spokesperson calling it a terrorist organization reporting for us from cairo is tom de. around one am
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a series of at least two explosions went off inside and just next to the security directorate building in months or we know that at least two senior security officer among the dead according to state t.v. and this is the deadliest the most audacious in a series of attacks a series of bombings which are plagued egypt since the july third ouster of mohamed morsy. the group which has been behind most of these bombings which is claiming most of them is called unsought beat them up this thing the parties and jerusalem. while they haven't yet claimed responsibility for this attack they didn't shoot a statement two days ago where they specifically warned employees of the security services that they would be targets and that they weren't safe. so this is a new day since the time on which apparently managed to penetrate. the inside of a security building destroying as you can see from your pictures part of the top
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three floors and one which poses a real question about egypt's transition post the ouster of president mohamed morsy the first official reaction was from a spokesman for the cabinet office who appeared to blame the muslim brotherhood and who said that they had been designated as a terrorist organization however shortly afterward the prime minister hasn't we emerged to say that the the muslim brotherhood had not being so designated that they aren't officially considered to be a terrorist organization and it should be said that it's very common for quite casual connections to be drawn between the brotherhood and terrorist activity for their own part of course the brotherhood denied any involvement and condemned the attack. egypt remains in turmoil says the military coup that led to the overthrow of the president morsi interlined this year the new interim government launched a massive quantities out on his party the muslim brotherhood which still maintains wide support and egypt some experts say that the government's concentration on the persecution of the former ruling party is dragging the country into deeper chaos.
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theory the interim president. made a decision. to. the muslim brotherhood for the state can survive. in a very strong. really months since the change in power over the summer. really the most important aspects of it's going to go in the future not be acted on in the full scope people really need is. the goal we need jobs in the future. coming up on our team to national over a week old violence has seen more than a thousand people killed in south sudan and they world here's a state of blunders into chaos we'll look at what american corporations have to
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lose in the oil rich country. and so it's a not so merry christmas in france europe's second largest economy faces a huge rise in the number of homeless people they'll be spending the season of goodwill out on the street. but he. has been the number one topic in the foreign media since the former russian oil tycoon walked free following a presidential pardon from his plans to fight for his imprisoned comrades to pigeons reasons for letting him out of jail they five days they x. only gas release have been full of speculation and analysis and marcus puppy dog from the u.k. magazine politics first has been following the media hype and explained why he thinks holocaust is being glorified in the west. if. he had done what he had done in russia but say in britain where i live he would have been thrown into jail there
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would have been no mercy from the british major i quite rightly as well. is a criminal but he served his time and that's what a justice system is a pow but it's important to remember that while his company you cause was built on the back of the pain and suffering of the russian people he is not this innocent individual this innocent entity we are what we are here and this is not a man who should be glorified in the west the only reason he's being glorified in the west is because he's a critic and an opponent of president putin. angela bank with more news for you in just a couple of minutes time as we examine what's fueling the crisis and. that and much more just ahead.
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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today. welcome back to international with twenty fourteen just a week away now where sifting through the top stories. these local supreme council here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giant chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times.
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is an undeclared global battlefield which again and is just one of the front lines . now that is that it. it's a modern day david versus goliath story local community is fighting for their land against the oil and gas giants seeking to drill for easy money so called fracking technology widely criticized for being dangerous and devastating to the environment has been drawing attention spans the wild and he's going to check our reports now on how the global struggle starts with a single household. the local government in texas tells us the believe that the water from his well what of that he can set on fire is safe to drink and to use in his home. you can't hear it in your home. thank you but steve
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has the assessment of other experts who say he's well is a ticking bomb in his backyard loaded with methane and other contaminants why the starkly different assessments steve claims that a fracking operation nearby contaminated is well and that texas energy authorities are shielding the gas company. they don't want the world to know that it really is this bad they don't want it in official documents it could be that the fracking allowed gas from lower formations into the aquifer and subsequently into steve lipski as well the gas company denies the claim the lips sued the range resources corp but the firm counter sued and won in cause and effect evidence a ground water is incredibly difficult to prove my use of us are is an engineer who worked with the federal environmental protection agency is not surprised that the state oil and gas regulator sided with the gas corp concede that the rights it's
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income in survival from oil and gas production. issue usually put him in charge of also regulating the protection of groundwater from going down swells and there's a mean parent conflict of interest that determined to fight for his home father of three steve has been shipping fresh water from the city on trucks at a cost of five hundred dollars a month but the family now faces another blow from the fracking corporation a four point two million dollars lawsuit for defamation steve lipski dream house and it's a beautiful property has become his nightmare several of his neighbors apparently have the same problem but they're reluctant to speak out after they saw how the gas company went after mr lipski they shouldn't expect much help from washington either
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the first time adios a lasar says the environmental protection agency has not put nearly enough resources into studying the effects that fracking has on groundwater but that didn't stop the p.a. from coming up with a reporting favor of the practice. believes his word vice to vent the gas constantly to keep it from accumulating under their property as their neighboring gas well continues to frack its guide thousand peter you were pretty much standing around on top of that one hundred years from now when somebody dies because there's some contact being on the border and they're able to trace it to this fracking and we've got the office ted who cares invest in a few last three but now it seems that the authorities at all levels are so fired up on fracking potential profits that households like steve leave his family are left to fight alone to get a healthy environment in their homes. down our team parker county texas.
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the fracking trends been picked by corporations around the world not willing to give up on in money making opportunity protesters in the u.k. have been fighting over oil companies eager to drill on their land just by being bound by european powerhouses like france and germany if i cannot be in britain stand strong campaign is that say even public pressure isn't enough for the government to acknowledge the danger. the key from our point of view is to keep up the pressure so that the government and the cronies in big business can't get away with forcing this on to the british people what we're saying every time this this technology turns up on the doorstep of a community in the u.k. that community does not want it unfortunately the government is preparing legislation at the moment it's trying to make it more and more difficult for people actually to oppose this this technology meanwhile they've actually put it made it
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possible for people to oppose wind farms but not fracking so this is obviously highly inconsistent from our point of view. oil corporations are just taking baby steps in europe but the impact already drives thousands to protest against the lucrative shale gas extraction process or shower portal how worried manias are standing their ground next. the leader of a rebellion in south sudan says his forces now control all of the country's major oil fields the world's newest state broke off from the north in twenty eleven along with seventy five percent of all sudanese oil reserves american corporations have their sights set on the country's oil rich region ever since but the latest violence cast doubt on doing business there the u.s. has now sent marines to the horn of africa preparing to evacuate its citizens are his policy or has more details or. even the boots newest. that is south sudan would
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we be on the brink of its own divisive conflict you're dealing with a civil war that knows no bounds in terms of how long that's would last of course it has no determination as to how many people lose their lives not to mention those who will be displaced and. the vice president from stone which explained ignited his loyalists into a deadly rebellion just two and a half years ago the world rush to recognize some sudan with washington among the loudest supporters south sudan has mining reserves and it also has massive oil reserves those are the biggest interisland for oil mining in agricultural production the agents of power that have put in place the government of silva per the agent that supported the south sudan and sudan people's liberation army would be the government of uganda and powerful factions from the united states including corporate executives from the oil companies for your companies have served their
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interests have been served by bringing deescalate to power which they did and they succeeded in creating a separate independent state called south sudan. now though a key oil producing area has fallen into when it gave forces a huge blow to a government that relies on the industry for just about all of its money well i'm afraid it's going to affect each and every one of us worldwide you will see a could turn a pullback in terms of production levels from the south sudan which will impinge on global world prices of oil are the ultimate new we would feel it out the pumps in respect of where you are in the world when you go to see a lot so why just go up there would be public in the markets and there are of course all to move to the biggest losers will be the south sudanese people foreign fuel firms are pulling stuff out and in many cases winding production down to zero last weekend for american service personnel concluded as the military aircraft came under fire during an attempt to vector way to u.s. civilians to safety president obama warns that he may take further action to keep
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americans safe i mean south sudan was never you know a country that had a proper infrastructure and the main complaint from from the people is where is the money going why are most south sudanese on the edge of survival and you know the new government is already driving there said dispense and building these huge houses this fledging nation born out of decades of civil rule is facing the toughest taste of ritual to existence but the population where we'll find seeing and feeling has fallen down the priority list of those championing the moves to get some sudan put on the map of course here r.t. . and in some other global news this hour in central africa a congo is peacekeeper has been hard to death by christian militias peacekeepers are increasingly becoming the target of rival surgeons over allegations that taking sides around six thousand troops from the african union and from the us are
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battling to end the christian muslim conflicts on this international estimates one thousand people have lost their lives so far that. trial of pakistan's former leader perez musharraf has been adjourned until the best of january after explosives were found on the route would have taken to court here faces charges of treason is accused of illegally suspending the constitution of two thousand and seven when he declared emergency rule he said the charges up little of most of a should. three people have died due to a severe storm that's battering the u.k. it's also left thousands of homes without electricity to run short rains have disrupted road and railway connections across the country affecting scores of festive travel is one of london's largest airports gatwick is currently experiencing significant power outages flight delays. christmas is a happy holiday for those who have
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a home to celebrate and and not so merry for the thousands of homeless people in power is whose number is rising year by year it has already increased by fifty percent since two thousand and one maria finish and i met some of those forced to call this trade that. a time of seasonal joy cross europe but not for all. these people have nowhere to sleep and nothing to eat if you have reasons to feel festive although some try. to see what happened while you on the street consider measure up code still very odd the system in france is designed so that anybody could be in my situation that's a very big decision is all these people you know they give us coins because they know they should be here wonder about all that is here economic decadence is here we are collapse and no one wants to to it reza this is in france europe's second
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largest economy the number of homeless people has increased by fifty percent since two thousand and one despite the promises of successive left and right wing governments to sort it out a year ago one hundred fifty thousand people had nowhere to call home. in paris alone it's thoughts more than eight thousand people leave iraq today and the current economic crisis is not helping all reparable the family the family the same to our family experience with kids club a sample yes who work out who are too poor to pay for accommodation because prices for rent and utilities are right they sleep on the streets and because we see students sleeping on the university's doorstep they become more and more numerous. dimitri spends eight hours a day underground he calls this his job ironing by begging for proof that he was the hardest thing is learning this we are many but we are alone all by ourselves
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alone and getting little sympathy from the authorities. at this amateur video shows french officers trying to read a central treason street from what i mean by shopkeeper is considered a blot on the landscape lester said before says in a remarkable. they become reminders of unstable wife ends up with anger disrespect or even brutality towards the homeless themselves because in a lot of patrick has been livin rough for three years even the language he speaks is different they call it street french. do. one has money no one has a job in spain greece italy france everywhere in your before there were jobs but to do it there's nothing we can only do. as the day ends patrick takes a picture of us for tweeter he's one of five homeless people in france participating in a social project called tweet from the streets to raise awareness of the rising
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numbers of those spending christmas out of the cold status show society here is more loyal to homeless people than in any other european country and one of the reasons behind it is that many think during a time of financial instability and a lack of trust and what's to come the tomorrow they can find themselves among those asking passers by first paid change for its national party or a person from france. christmas might not be so merry is fun to him so this year his legendary home of the north pole can be occupied by the u.s. military mark skies and stacy herbert take a seasonal low carb a financial headline. now santa is living in the occupied territories of the north pole and without an exit visa from the prison guards it doesn't matter whether you been naughty or nice santa is going to be our ng now
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there are now dancer in our prayers are. our comet are good oh donder and blitzer. they found all of their ruler of the red nose reindeer read designated a terrorist. and a commie. and word any word that sets you off and makes you see the need for the u.s. military to occupy rudolph's oil rich homeland or oil equals military presence and whatever we have to do whatever words we have to make up whether it's rudolph the red nosed reindeer is a commie or a terrorist we're going to convince you that we need to protect our interests from this reindeer now that anyone so the new palestinians and they're going to build a giant apartheid wall made of snow. and they've got a totally right that all the story about the night before christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even that anyone palestinian victim hiding behind
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a snowbank. i had with the passing of me. look at his crowning invention and how it has shamed the. summer break a time when all students rejoice and most importantly relax but in russia summer break for male students could change dramatically and involve lots of guns currently male russian citizens have to put a year into the armed forces but the ministry of defense thinks that they could make things easier by having students spend their summer breaks in the military this training would tie in with their future professions such as engineering students being put into military engineering position now the question is does your summer break belong to you or another word still the government have the right to
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tell you what to do and make you serve in the army even if just for three summers during your college years i think the answer this really depends on your culture in places which haven't been invaded countless times or have a strong individual ism streak any form of conscription sounds barbaric and oppressive but if you come from a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty. every country that possibly could like russia that having a draft makes more sense i think this program could work and if i was in college i would be pumped to spend my summer vacation with some heavy artillery but this is definitely not a universal idea for all countries i don't think liberals or libertarians in america would take too kindly to it and rightly so but that's just my opinion.
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true without firing a single call. the one who kills that distinction belongs to the nut who pulls my trachea. i am an assault rifle. as. a group from russia's interior ministry to start an exercise in. information according to tradition they pay homage to who have died in the line of duty. this has taken many counterterrorist operations across russia. they have a variety of firearms at the disposal but their weapon of choice is still.
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there yet. these soldiers with special training. kids regular procedure a lot of occasions to the kalashnikov assault rifle to be tested in such units it will be hard to imagine a tougher testing ground. for every. two units in the field. than a scientific trial. the rifle is designed. that when he realized his first model was to be subjected to a severe test he looked away he couldn't see it with his own eyes. testing a new variant of the. to go through seven stages first the gun is placed into what's known as the dust chamber where the room is filled with sand.
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and dust chambers filled with fine particles of silica sand the next stage will lead us to the sprinkler room it imitates a subtropical climate when u.s. commandos fourteen the hot and humid conditions often prompted them to improvise with captured kalashnikovs. and sixteen rifles kalashnikovs were in such a climate. gunsmith mikhail kalashnikov came up with a prototype for his celebrated rifle at least age of twenty two he says about designing it off to he was wounded in action during the second world war recognition of his achievement came. later in one nine hundred forty seven when his model came first in a defense ministry firearm design contest the new weapon was designated a forty seven.


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