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this is artsy international it's nine pm here in moscow tonight breaking news this hour a palestinian girls killed and troops and tanks are deployed to the gaza strip as israel escalates its for tally ation to the shooting of one of its citizens. friend or follow stereotypes within nato and the e.u. or an outdated approach to other countries for russia's top diplomat comments on this year's trends in foreign policy during his visit to us that r.t. . deadly bombing attack on a police headquarters in egypt adds to the country's political crisis is the interim government blames the muslim brotherhood for the attack branding it a terrorist organization. and mass anti fracking protests against all corporations as a lever easy cash washoe report on the events that defined twenty thirty.
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years r.t. i'm kevin i ever get even sure if you're just joining us we'll be watching around the world in the breaking news or just talking about the an israeli air strike on the gaza strip has reportedly killed a young girl also injured several members of her family to the shelling comes in response to the fatal shooting of an israeli civilian on the israeli palestinian border israel also confirmed their tanks and infantry involved in the operation his middle east correspondent spotlessly has the latest. one palestinian goal a three year old has been killed in the gaza strip and some nine others injured among those injured are her mother and her brother this comes as some ten israeli airstrikes hit gaza over the past few hours now they targeted the hour the hi-z.
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refugee camp as well as islamic jihad and hamas sites both yunis in the south of the strip as well as in northern gaza earlier on choose day a palestinian man was killed by israelis west of beit lahia which is also in the gaza strip this was in retaliation to the earlier shooting and killing of an israeli man by a palestinian sniper now this is radio man was mending the border fence between israel and gaza when he was hit and he died in hospital what we're hearing now from israeli sources is that this is the largest operation that the israelis have carried out in terms of a strikes over gaza since the operation pillar of defense back in two thousand and twelve the i.d.f. is also sent out an alert in the last few minutes warning of border farmers as well there's always a difference within the the cemetery of gaza to stay at least one kilometer away from the fence and the understanding of course is that they could be through the
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airstrikes in the coming minutes if not in the coming hours so the situation on the ground extremely volatile we're following it closely and everybody particularly concerned that this could escalate into something much bigger than what we witnessing at the moment a middle east correspondent we're also told to believe the palestinian political stock to. gaza city you told will be is really strong for several days of clashes at the israeli palestinian border. israeli army and the military forces i know the gaza strip very world understand a city which in which some houses can be close to military cast by the same time there's really warplanes sometimes the fire volatility billions and this would have been for the last five days in order for policy and civilians were injured for the last four days toward what haven't really seen him when it comes to it again israeli soldier this team after after five days of a clash is on the portable all over the gaza strip so what we expect in the next
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a few hours to be more more israeli attacks on. military camps on the gaza strip and we were waiting to see what's going to have been what's going to take at least we have fear. in a wider scale to begin with which you can please. and we're going to be following the story and bring you the latest quarter and plus live updates available on our web site as well r.t. dot com. western countries are gradually changing their approach to the syrian conflict realizing the threat posed by islamist rebels there that's the view of russia's foreign minister who spoke exclusively to r.t. about this is main results in foreign politics and r.t. if you go press can offer is among those who interviewed some of. we spoke for an hour and there are lots of things to talk about since it was quite an eventful year which did bring russia several diplomatic victories like for instance the syrian chemical arms deal and currently with the international community now working on the peace conference according to the foreign minister one of the key obstacles in
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that sense remain preconditions being voiced by the syrian opposition including calls for president assad to step down at the same time mr lavrov said the stance of the west in that sense has been shifting and the western countries are now becoming more realistic in their approach to settling the syrian conflict regardless of what their official spokesman say the number one problem is the threat of terrorism in syria the threat of jihadists coming to power in sitting at the caliphate and trampling on human rights and maybe even exterminating minorities in syria and the realization is doing that region change is not the way to resolve these problems our western partners are becoming increasingly clear about this is a proper process relations with the west are also talked about the minister said there is an apparent a will by both sides to create a more transparent and trustworthy relationship but some countries still shoulder scoles war era mentality and a desire to draw more dividing lines in europe. some leading members have to be
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against russia which is really said this leads to similar european partners still wanting to keep dividing lines within us and even move these lines eastward the developments on our big continent of europe asia through the time they believe the country to be with them or against them such an approach is completely inefficient nowadays the former so also talked about how sometimes moscow doesn't understand nato is actions for instantly its recent to military drills on wall nearer to russia's western borders and some states some members of the alliance after that openly said that it was these were drills aimed to work out. protection from a threat coming from the east all the country so close in the east basically is russia ends all president putin has been raising this question recently about u.s. plans to go into a missile defense system in europe since washington has been saying that one of the key threats that it's possible to act on is this theoretical possible threat from
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iran but with the progress being made with the iranian nuclear program what is the point of building that sure there now your particular if you watch the highlights or exclusive interview with the russian foreign minister next hour on r.t. international also. as well. the egyptian city of mansoura has been rocked by a bombing attack targeted the police h.q. in the city fourteen people have been killed more than one hundred injured the blasts devastated large portion the building the government put the blame on the muslim brotherhood with a spokesman calling it a terrorist organization reporting for us from cairo here's tom dale. around one am 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 officers are 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
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a play since the july third ouster of mohamed morsy. and the group which has been behind most of these bombings which has claimed most of them it's called unsought beat them up basically the party zones of jerusalem. while they haven't yet claimed responsibility for this attack they didn't issue a statement two days ago where they specifically warned of the security services that they would be targets and that they weren't safe. so this isn't just a type one which apparently managed to penetrate. the inside of a security building destroying as you can see from your pictures part of the top three floors and one which poses a real question about egypt's transition post the ouster of president mohamed morsi 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
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emerged to say that 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 since the military coup that led the overthrow of president morsi in july this year the interim government of massive crackdown on this part of the muslim brotherhood which still maintains wide support in egypt blogger in jail is what i ask and says the blame game you thought his playing with the muslim brotherhood's dragging the country deeper into chaos the government has been leading. a propaganda call the war on terror basically they've used people to support to crack down on terrorists this is what they've chosen to do and this is is this is the way the security forces have chosen to deal with the muslim brotherhood is a security solution and
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a rhetoric of war on terror so i think that what we've seen over the past few months is that all the blame for anything that happens has gone to the muslim brotherhood and someone even a representative from the police has said that the killing of protesters on twenty eighth of january was also the muslim brotherhood's fault it's basically rhetoric and they don't have a lot of evidence for it but they're using the rhetoric and pushing it and polarizing the country a lot more coming up later this six thirty may soon be going home as russian authorities begin to drop charges against the greenpeace activists arrested in the arctic in september he looks at how that story is developing. the next the future of macau. being the number one topic in foreign media since the former russian old tycoon walked free of a presidential pardon from go to cost his plans to fight for his imprisoned comrades to putin's reasons for letting him out of jail the five days since the
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release of it for speculation and analysis not because public office from the u.k. magazine politics first has been following the media hype and explained why he thinks called a cost he's been 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 frozen into jail there would have been no mercy from the british major and quite rightly as well of course kate is a criminal but he served his time and that's what a justice system is about but it's important to remember that while his company you course was built on the back of the pain and suffering of the russian people he is not this innocent individual this innocent entity that we are that we are hearing that 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. this is
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a tale but with more news for you in just a moment including a review of the year of t.'s investigation corporation's fracking frenzy that's threatening to poison entire regions.
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a pleasure to have you with us here today. just a week away now where a sifting through more the is top stories. these are their culture but it's our here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giants chevron.
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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. it's an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines . oh. and one of the year's biggest stories a modern day tale of david versus goliath local communities fighting for their land against the oil and gas giants seeking to drill for easy money we've covered it extensively so-called fracking technology widely criticized for big dangerous and devastating to the environment has been drawing attention across the world has got a huge account reports next on how the global struggle starts with
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a single household. the local government in texas tells steve lipski that the water from his well why did that he can set on fire is safe to drink and to use in his home. which you can't get into your home. if you break it but steve has the assessment of other experts who say he's well is it taking bomb in his backyard loaded with methane and other contaminants why the starkly different assessments. steve claims that a fracking operation nearby contaminated his wealth 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
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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 seen come in survival from oil and gas production issues should be put him in charge of also regulating the protection of groundwater from going down swells and there's an inherent conflict of interest in 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 of four
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point two million dollars lawsuit for defamation steve lipski his 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 lips they shouldn't expect much help from washington either. madea's the 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 e.p.a. from coming up with a reporting favor of the practice phillipe skis were advised to vent the gas constantly to keep it from accumulating under their property as their neighboring gas well continues to frack despite thousand feet do you are pretty much standing around atop of the one hundred years from now when somebody dies because there's some contaminant the border area and they're able to trace it to
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this fracking everybody else instead who cares invest in a philosophy for now it seems that the authorities at all levels are so fired up on fracking potential profits that households like steve leaves his family are left to fight a lot to get a healthy environment in their homes going to check on our t.v. parker county texas all of trends been picked up by corporations run the world are not willing to give up because some of money making opportunity just as in the u.k. for their part of the fighting of all companies eager to drill on their land despite being burned by european power just like france and germany the fracking lobby in britain stand strong campaign is there 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 their 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.
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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 and meanwhile they've actually made it possible for people to oppose wind farms but not fracking so this is obviously highly inconsistent from our point of view. well compressions are just taking baby steps of the most in europe or the impact already drives thousands protest against the lucrative shale gas extraction protests we've got to watch our report and how romanians have been standing their ground on our next hour of international. reporting next the leader of a rebellion in south sudan says his forces now control all of the country's major oil fields there the world's newest state broke off from the north of the country twenty eleven take it with it seventy five percent of all sudanese all reserves and american corporations have had their sights set on the all rich region ever since of course although the latest violence cast doubt on doing business there our correspondent keith harmon snow says u.s.
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oil executives were some of the biggest champions of south sudan's independence. sudan has mining reason reserves and it also has massive oil reserves those are the biggest interests land for oil mining and agricultural production the agents of power that have put in place the government of silva kerr the agent that supported the south sudan 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 so your companies have served their interests have been served by bringing deescalate to power which they did and they succeeded in creating a separate independent state called south sudan correspondent keith armin snow there let me bring up to speed on some other world news in brief and it is only twenty minutes past nine here in moscow seizing in central africa euro congolese peacekeepers been hacked to death by christian militias peacekeepers are increasingly becoming the target of rival insurgents over allegations they're
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taking sides around six thousand troops from the african union and france are battling to lead the christian muslim conflict amnesty international estimates some one thousand people have lost the lives of. the club pakistan's former leader pervez musharraf has been adjourned till the first of january after explosives were found on the route that he would have taken to court he faces charges of treason the sheriff is accused of illegally suspending the constitution in two thousand and seven when he declared emergency rule he says the charges that were politically motivated. story the greenpeace activists arrested after their attempt to scale a russian oil rig in the arctic may be reach you conclusion russian authorities have begun dropping charges against them with one already set free. scott the story . this story began in september of this year when several of the activists on the arctic sunrise vessel have scaled an oil rig in the russia's northern water they were pulled down by russian authorities and were arrested and later in prison today
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were charged with piracy because according to russian officials the activists were in fact putting in danger the lives of those who were working on the oil rig and in the injuring the oil rig itself later those charges war dropped to charges of hooliganism the arctic thirty work in jail for some time but were later released on bail however there are the criminal proceedings against them were still going on until the countrywide amnesty which was announced in the middle of december and already saw some high profile releases from coming out from under it and now we are hearing that at least one person from the so-called arctic thirty has received papers granting full amnesty and the rest of the greenpeace activists will receive the same peepers and will be able to go home by the end of this week at least this is what their lawyers are telling us. christmas is a happy holiday for those who have
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a home to celebrate to mob summary though of course for thousands of homeless people especially in paris whose number is rising. it's already increased by fifty percent since two thousand and one roof notion of some of those forced to call the street. 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. oh it's not very odd the system in france is designed so that anybody could be in my situation three decision is all these people think of us coins because they know they could be here wonder about all that is here economic decadence is here we are collapsing and no one wants to talk about strategy this is in france europe's second largest economy the number of homeless people has
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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 rough today and the current economic crisis is not helping all reparable the family the family the we see entire family experience with kids because they see employees who work out who are too poor to pay for accommodation because prices for rent and utilities are right they sleep on the streets or in their cars we see students sleeping on the university's doorstep had become more and more numerous. dimitri spends eight hours a day underground he calls this his job by begging for proof of that was the hardest thing is learning this we are many but we are alone all by ourselves alone and getting little sympathy from the authorities. at this amateur video shows
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french officers trying to read essential to reason street from what nearby shopkeepers considered a blot on the landscape lester said before seven of our markets they become reminders of one. stable life is beef and it ends up with anger disrespect or even brutality towards the homeless themselves victim of. patrick has been livin rough for three years even the language he speaks is different they call it street french . do no one has money no one has a job in spain greece italy france everywhere in europe before there were jobs but today there's nothing today it's only day. as the day ends patrick takes a picture of us for tweeter he's one of five homeless people in france dissipated in a social project called tweet from the streets to raise awareness of the rising numbers
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of those spending christmas out in the cold us this is a lot of goodwill to air land and despite the numbers that is show so sorry to hear in france is most sympathetic towards harmless people there many are european countries perhaps because they think that one day they could find themselves among those asking passers by for spare change. refresh our thoughts are requesting french fries. plight of the homeless in paris the well said news round up so far the next politician with me kevin owens in half an hour's time if you're celebrating christmas course around the world right now wherever you are the very best you right coming up after the break next with the passing of mikhail kalashnikov we look at his crowding invention and how it reshape the arms world is our next program.
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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 can 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 words to the government have the right to 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
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a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty much every country that possibly could like russia then 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. true without firing single realms. the one who kills that distinction belongs to the nut who pulls my trachea. i am an
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assault rifle. as. a group of elite soldiers from russia's interior ministry of. information according to tradition they pay homage to past who have died in the line of duty. it has taken many counterterrorist operations across russia. but their weapon of choice is still. there yet. these days with special training lasting until. its regular procedure a modification to the kalashnikov assault has to be tested in such units it would be hard to imagine a tougher testing ground. for
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every. two units in the field. than a scientific trial. the rifles 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. the russian girl goes through seven stages first the gun is placed into what's known as the dust chamber where the room is filled with. three hundred. twenty. 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 us.


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