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visit to. egypt faces more opposition protests and a boycott of the draft constitution does spike the president giving up his recently expanded powers. the view is set to receive the nobel peace prize amid not it's a protest some speculation over the award losing its credibility. and the opposition and brought her a new pledge talks about preconditions amid what appears to be a rock down on just sounds. thanks for tuning in this hour i'm lucy confident and you're watching our team
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while the opposition in egypt are gearing up for more protests and say that they will boycott a referendum on the draft constitution president mohamed morsi has already given up his sweeping powers but fail to appease his opponents as he maintains the poll on the new charger will proceed next weekend journalist true as in cairo with more. the national salvation front which is the coalition of opposition forces how the press conference they express their complete rejection of the referendum of the constitution which they say in force is dictatorial tendencies and the key economic and social rights they've called for more protests on choose to against this document and said that basically they will not stand down how this will be responded to by the president is yet to be seen and all of the speeches by the president and all of the statements he's made he's firmly back the referendum on the street speaking to the protesters behind these you can see that in front of the presidential palace they believe that his initial confusion that gratian which
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awarded him sweeping powers they said to me this evening was really to ensure that the constitution was drafted and put to referendum so the president's main aim really is they say how this constitution puts in place how he reacts to the to the boycott by the opposition forces i guess in there or not is a huge boycott nationwide or whether it is not large enough to make an impact behind me the republican guards have had a tank stationed outside the presidential palace they've also built a twelve foot concrete barricades however the protesters on friday in quite extraordinary scenes century overwhelm the republican guards and pushed through in front of the presidential gates where they are now people on the streets of the republican guard essentially stepped aside and so many leading many to believe the military perhaps not backing morsi to the same extent that he is saying they are he has called for them to secure the streets there are fears the violence will escalate this bloody scenes on wednesday when rival groups clashed here just at the presidential palace between pro pro presidential supporters and protest is leaving
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at least seven dead at the national salvation front themselves in this press conference said this referendum will really just simply increase division in the country and possibly to further violence these protest groups maintaining that positions so definitely the military may well we may see more tanks in the streets here in egypt as this is the crisis deepens. so william engdahl thinks the egyptian islamists are being backed by foreign patrons with their own agenda. you have the brotherhood which has been supported by the state department in the obama administration as it has an analogous vehicle to create a if you will an islamic dictatorship in egypt but there are pushing a block of gender a secret agenda much much like. masonry organizations or secret societies where the triads are the the who's in japan and so forth they're pushing it in agenda of the
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population and the population rightly source was a skunk and i think this is the coptic christian groups are threatened if the book brotherhood gets its constitution and imposing sharia law for. other groups of muslims for example sophie their places of worship are under attack in egypt and likely will be increasingly so and this is probably one of the most major. hidden intelligence projects of the of the last fifty years since the us government support of the muslim brotherhood to create islamic fascist regime if you want to use that term across the islamic world across the muslim world from afghanistan down through turkey into saudi arabia qatar and of course egypt. well one of marcy's former rival for the presidency is now a prominent opposition leader of and he says the nation needs to move forward here's a preview of the full interview which will be airing for you at six thirty pm g.m.t. . the situation in egypt generally extends
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because of the fact that nothing has really changed the change that we wanted that people hoped for dealing with. the services the education the health care and the rest of the tides but dating to the life of victims not to be produced anything new when you have to move on that is the essence of the message. as it. move on respect democracy respect the rule of law let us move together. three presidents of the year opinions main bodies are due to the noble peace prize that a ground ceremony and all slow but before the prize was even handed out hundreds marched to the center of the norwegian capitol in protest this came on the heels of several previous winners issuing an open letter to the nobel foundation claiming
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that the e.u. doesn't deserve the award and as r.t. is pure all of are found out these aren't the only issues undermining the credibility of the process. mark. one day eleven. while not being sure about. the one it can be probably would have liked come laureate if you come assassinated however the nobel peace prize is only awarded to a living person but this is when a test search criteria especially when it comes to finances the announcement the european union was to pick up the twenty twelve gongs sparked heated debate the award was being discredited particularly after the outrage of who's picked it up recently well to be frank inside the united states i don't think very many people pay attention to the nobel peace prize anymore large numbers of americans were
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stunned when yasser arafat received the nobel peace prize many years ago president obama was given a prize for reasons that no one understood so what's the done over the last twelve months to convince the nobel committee it's worthy of such a prestigious award. it supported regime change in foreign countries and several member states indulged in violent crackdowns on demonstrators outraged by the face . if they governments. skeptics can't get enough for you devalues the whole concept of the peace prize when you find out that the chap in charge of the committee is actually fully paid up your paid a big salary and promised a big should by the council of europe you begin to think what's going on among more moderate voices there are concerns the peace prize is being used as a political football i think this award basically does
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a lot kind of discredit past people who've won this prize i mean it demonstrates a sort of heavy politicization of the use of this award now it's been suggested that this year's winner of the peace prize picked it up more for not having done something as opposed to having food the peace around the globe it seems like they got the prize more because there hasn't been any war in europe for many decades rather than having done anything specific i think as long as civic institutions like the nobel prize continue to lose their legitimacy in their spirit through political favoritism and these prizes are always political but such blatant and obvious political favoritism and maneuvering i think it actually takes something away and i think it's actually damaging leaves the whole institution of the prize facing the question whether the nobility is being drained from the nobel peace are barely. greek prime minister and samaras has visited above area i don't attempt to
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restore some faith and his trip to the german region came after greece set in motion a complex financial operation to buy back some of the country's debt reduced prices the goal is to cut the national debt by around twenty billion euros to qualify for financial aid from the e.u. and the i.m.f. samaras says the visit comes less than two weeks after greece's creditors are greed to extend billions in additional financing constitutional professor george. believes that the way. the union chose to deal with a crisis is unsustainable. so most caused me to stone walling says listen. but unfortunately. not only. didn't it isn't easy to go without control just that you good example even of the international monetary fund. as a state without a huge here but of course it's real easy for mrs mature to so such
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a policy to the german taxpayers so. this soon will you serious usual more of more stuff in for people with a clear will go to the. well is the e.u. pursuing the goal of a united europe at the expense of individual nations the take center stage in the latest round of peter lavelle's cross-talk later on today. of course the european union has to be based on subsidy or it's a principle which means that the decisions are made close as possible to the set of cents on the other hand or is that a case is that the case song sure thing is that the case let me finish all right go ahead yeah yeah of course about dontcha think that. in a case that a federal union existed with a federal strong budget that the sovereignty of the european citizens overall would be better than we have now in that crisis we are all victims at the moment because
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we do not have a fully fledged my prescription my question i question is the people who join you create something like the united states yeah i mean they are basically going to join it to create a united states of europe. that it has to be discussed i'm so i'm saying yes there is no alternative to that and if they don't want to be. bound to a federal union or european union or a state of the united states of europe they can of course leave or negotiate the treaties. thinking of catch the fall show here in r t in just a little while now also ahead for you this hour of our fight for freedom. they did not hesitate to shoot us directly into the head i've been shot one hundred ninety two pellets scattered all over my body in the head face up to an arms and legs the most dangerous ones are those inside my loans we speak to the victims of an alleged police abuse here in bahrain pardon me in bahrain where violent anti-government
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news here on r t bahraini opposition groups say that they are ready for open dialogue with the government without preconditions but they want any results to be put to a referendum this comes after a recent appeal for face to face negotiations by the monarchy seen as essential to quelling the on rest but as r.t. is alexei or shots came. port's that's unclear turbulent gulf state as any closer to getting back on the road for peace. subjects says his life was shattered his
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sits on a municipal council in bahrain and several months ago he was shot by police during a peaceful protest looking at his injuries his lucky to be alive they had been online what i was with many of the protesters when we were faced by riot police they did not hesitate to shoot us directly to the head with the bullets the police are using for hunting birds and animals i've been shot with over one hundred ninety two pellets scattered all over my body in the head face arms and legs the most dangerous ones are those inside my lungs. is just one of hundreds who have suffered in the anti-government protests that started around twenty months ago when revolution fever was sweeping the middle east and north africa descend in bahrain differs little from that in nation swept by the arab spring but the story never stop it is a daily in many different areas against the regime against that because of the against the situation. one thousand five hundred present others we have.
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every day we have a lot of. security forces surrounding the areas attacking the people like that in their houses given the outcome of the arab spring and evils bahrain's ruling elite is doing its best to stamp out revolt the government recently slapped a ban on all public gatherings bahrain's chief of police says it's not permanent but it is necessary we have introduced a temporary restriction on gatherings and protests and that is. for one reason because lately we have seen that these gatherings and protests have been taking more violent. methods than one year we had over four hundred protests in bahrain that's more than one protest a day and we have tried to solve the problem however they didn't seem to be able to control protests and the gatherings despite the ban and the risk of arrest people
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are still gathering the hard core of the protest comes from poor neighborhoods as soon as we reached one we immediately and counted a small and peaceful anti governmental rally. some a simple salute to estimate how many people were actually taking part in just a moment in bahrain fact is that these protesters are being supported by the local shia community which make up to seventy percent of this country's population. the ruling elite are sunni muslims and this may look like a sectarian war but the authorities firmly reject their actions are religiously motivated there is a radical movement in the opposition party they are hardliners they want to see regime change they want to implement their own style of government they seek a secretary in theocracy and that is unacceptable so all because i feel out of desperation they know that they don't have the support of the rest of the
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population of bahrain they have turned to these violent means the protests are gathering momentum and allegations of torture in prisons are leading to serious international pressure being put on. so bahrain's rulers find themselves in a tough position they want dialogue with the dissenters but the question is whether they will be satisfied with what the king has to offer a legacy or shift key r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. well moving on to syria now moscow claims there is no evidence that the government in damascus will use chemical weapons adding that it believes the biggest threat to the country is have. militants get their hands on the arsenal this comes after a video was released last week of an alleged rebel fighter threatening loyalists with chemical weapons the source of that video has unconfirmed meanwhile activists say forty five people were killed in syria on sunday with battles raging in the capital damascus and in aleppo rebel groups are also uniting under one military command and in the latest western supported efforts to topple the assad regime we
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spoke to a political activist who says rebel militias could stage a chemical attack to discredit the government and in his opinion pave the way for military intervention. the danger is that the west is aware of such materials in syria but at the same time it's going to be used against the syrian government as a pretext for intervention united states has recently started listing parts of the syrian on the opposition all of the armed opposition in syria as terrorist organizations that say something that is probably aware of the bark off the of the armful of position in syria and probably they seemed most powerful of the position of the nurse or from probably aren't recession officer such materials and probably are planning to use them. north korea is expected to launch a rocket that it's was carrying a scientific satellite later this month despite
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a suspect a technical delay all that is according to a south korean newspaper now that report based on satellite images suggests a new component is being moved from a missile plant and put in yang to replace a faulty part the rocket launcher has been condemned by the south as well as japan and the u.s. they believe it's a disguised test of a long range missile being developed to carry nuclear weapons. dozens of u.s. national security professionals have published a report suggesting that america should use sanctions on iran apart from independent experts the paper was also signed by a number of foreign us former u.s. foreign policy makers and military generals the latest round of economic sanctions against iran was implemented less than two weeks ago in washington and its allies to impose the restrictions in the attempt to curb iran's nuclear program which tehran maintains is peaceful. full of militant attack at a police station has left at least six people dead the death toll right now are
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just spewed an eight injured in pakistan's northwestern city of bhanu according to officials insurgents fired rockets at the gate and then bombarded the station with grenades the area is situated on the edge of pakistan's rest of tribal belt plagued with insurgency and often targeted by armed militants. the united nations says south sudan's army has killed ten protesters during demonstrations against a relocation of the local council headquarters the u.n. spokesperson said it wasn't clear if any people in the crowd were armed or if the army had been provoked south sudan had declared independence from its northern late neighbor last year and then decades of civil war. the militant group hamas will not give up an inch of palestinian territories that's according to the organization's political leader khaled meshaal speaking on the last day of his trip to gaza he also slammed israel for. the occupation of palestinian lands and refuse to recognize a country is the jet in the sea israel responded that it would never unilaterally
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withdraw from the west bank saying that what undermine its security in the country criticize the recent u.n. vote upgrading the diplomatic status of palestinians and vowed to keep on building new settlements which are considered to be illegal under international law literalist gideon levy weighs in on the standoff. the israeli public opinion it doesn't seem to be. very troubling to by the un resolution and by the fact that these are little soul isolated their. government is known as the united states school to support and to be accused. this big bureau and the state. vote in the un but still is ready for use of europeans supporting basically supporting israel. just ahead a fascinating trip to russia's northern capital st petersburg to see its very own version of first sight.
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the sun rises over what seems like and list forest here in the new directions quite hundred kilometers north of life i'll stop as much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mockers both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system of filing down the forests of the more skewed region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging. but it's not easy lager set up trucks making them hard to reach in an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this
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is a nature reserve were only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forests. and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander some morning has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the
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ground is soft here which means that the twelve tractor trails are very fresh which means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. but this team says they're illegal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it the government now for more of. the. forest and according to. the guys in the forest to this still. doesn't work. no one tries to stop them in just five years. force will be gone they'll fill it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do. it's
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a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. also meeting the perfect time for a bull elegant ladies and gentlemen and even the emperor himself were ready to waltz but the grand a-k. soon interrupted by terrible news. napoleon's army but invaded russia. this is peterhof home to russia's most beautiful palaces and going to every autumn a glorious celebration marks the end of the fountain season today's event is dedicated to the war of eighteen twelve hour this magnificent ensemble of museums
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and fountains is more than just a remnant of peter the greats nineteenth century russia is also bears the scars of world war two. it was worth it welcome to peter hall it is the most visited museum in russia around four point two million tourists come to peterhof every year why do people come here because peterhof boasts one hundred fifty fountains seven palaces and twenty three museums and of course the most important highlight of peterhof is its fountain system. you know if i first found tunes go.
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each day at a live million sales and of tourists together in the lower gardens of be tough to see for themselves the fountain stone. takes twelve people to open all the bells and recently it's been accompanied by small petersburg's and so. the idea to build best residence struck peter the great during his diplomatic visit to versa. however of all of the fountains of course i were one with the help of pumps so they could only operate without human assistance for a very short period of time and then they had to be pumped on the germans who from . dallas wide peter the great use the italian gravity system. this means all the grand cascade fountains flows on there are. these fountain.

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