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the panic and frustration in cyprus as such as fear losing their savings and politicians race against time to avoid a default. the new chinese president is in moscow on his first overseas trip or since taking office with a true economic giant as he came to bowl so they shake clout in the global arena. and the cracks emerge in syria as the main rebel force or with some opposition activists claim the group is being guided by slime is a radicals. thank you oh.
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for international news analysis and reporter this is r.j. it's good to have your company with us and we cards have descended on the seepage of parliament hill with politicians are set to vote on an alternative plan to raise funds and of void a painful default the protesters are demanding that they had all the country's central bankers steps down they frustrated over the looming restructuring of cyprus as large as banks as part of a rescue plan a move or which could inevitably lead to layoffs the country's banks have been paralyzed for almost a week and the speculation is they want to reopen again and as our teaser tells us the reports people are preparing for the worst. all of this panic this negativity started of course on the announcement over the weekend from brussels that in order to get a ten billion euro bailout package cyprus will have to cough up about five point eight billion in the suggestion to impose. on the causes ninety one percent of
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cypriots according to a poll have been against. we've seen protests on the streets of people angry really at the e.u. . and specifically a germany they feel of the country has been cornered into a position where they really have no choice but to take a very hard decision now here's what some of the cypriots feel right now towards europe. well the mood here in nicosia cyprus remains rather negative it seems of the people feel that there was one after another the latest european central bank will only continue to provide liquidity to the country until monday and after that it will only continue to do so if there is an i.m.f. program in place this means that there really is a problem on the ground. early in the morning trying to get as much cash as they could have told me that the limit on their cars up to the amount that they could
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take for the bag has changed has been lowered we've also been speaking to some shopkeepers they're really having a problem be seen big losses in their business and it's been a headache for them since this started. my business is down over seventy percent in just the last few days. so you really read that. and one of the direct effects of the financial predicament you can already feel on the ground here the size of it put up only cash no visa cards allowed at this gas station they really want to hold on to is much cash as good as the banks will be closed until next week and really they're not confident that the banks will reopen when the government said it just to be safe you can see the signs if you don't have cash you won't get. to pay for our people. something we have to pay in cash so we take. the political leaders along with the
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financial sector here try to figure out a way to maneuver the country out of this predicament that people are simply sitting tight trying to hold on again was much cash as they can because really for them their main concern is how to get through these next few days when they've already experienced being in limbo for the past week reporting for nicosia cyprus. is outside parliament or right now on her twitter feed she says a local journalist surprised over how calm and unprovoked to police have been so. well so as the clock takes up a slight president is the one rescue option has evaporated the island state and russia have failed to agree on any deal during the separate finance minister's visit to moscow the fate of sine prison was also discussed the by the russian prime minister and and the e.u. delegation in the russian capital for more on this i'm joined a live but let's see euro chefs l.s.e. has russia once and for all withdrawn from negotiations be gauche ations with fly
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prism what's come out of this meeting. well much has been said at the press conference following the meeting between the prime minister and the u. e.u. delegation headed by a seminal barroso prime minister medvedev said that russia will be willing to provide any needed assistance to rescue the cypriot economy only when brussels and you can see a find a common language on the ways out of this crisis this came shortly after the cypriot finance minister said that he had not received any help he was willing to get in the most go and left the russian capital russia's finance minister don't see on of explained what that meant to said that the proposals by the cypriot finance make. company between cyprus and russia on exploring the natural resources fields in on the island did not meet any interest on the russian
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investment companies and. the chance of russia providing an emergency loan to the island was not even considered because cyprus is a certain limit imposed by the european union of having loans from other countries and by getting this loan from russia it would have violated this limit and then certainly violated the internal economic agreements within the european union so that's where the talks between cyprus and russia stalled that's why the finance minister had to leave moscow and as it stands certainly things are looking pretty tough for the island with clearly no russian support in its economic plight unless it does this now mean that to the e.u. is of the last hope. in some way indeed the european union is the final straw for the island for cyprus but here things are not also quite easy because brussels still insists that cyprus must impose the much
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maligned deposit tax something of course which is causing controversy and protests on the island and also apart from all other regulations analysts are saying that the bailout loan itself would not completely rescue the cypriot economy because it's much more money will be needed to rescue this situation and you can see it will have to find the money elsewhere and certainly this remains a big question where it could find the money apart from that certainly there's certain political wrangling happening between brussels and you could see it with the head of the cypriot parliament saying that they will vote on the alternative plan without considering the limitations and regulations over the european union and at the same time and villa merkel stressed that i quote cyprus must behave accordingly with the european union regulations and must not test the boundaries of
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the troika patience and of quote so definitely this is a rollercoaster ride and as it stands cyprus may be plunging into a default unless any kind of common language and compromise is found anytime soon i like see the future of cyprus is hanging in the air that so let's hear a chef here reporting live from moscow. economist harry being a member of the free voters paudeen germany explained why the e.u. and berlin in particular are being so heavy handed with cyprus. but don't forget that we are heading for elections in germany rescue packages that we have gone through in the past have been totally unpopular with determine how taxpayer and going ahead now with a simple solution to what we've had in the past and you just cannot sell it to the german taxpayer i guess that's an issue as well also you don't you shouldn't forget that those negotiations go she asians with a cyprus are very complicated every party has to keep up its bargaining power and
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so we it's like a mystery you know and you have to be on guard you have to bluff and god knows what will happen and us germans we're not saying that we shouldn't cult cyprus but the germans told that at the end of the dying day the money the loans the guarantees whatever you want to call it does not support the people in cyprus it's supporting the banks that supporting the bank owners it supporting wall street of supporting them when people and that's the whole issue here catching of the chinese wind and russia's economic sails that's what russia's president vladimir putin says he's aiming to do at length talks in moscow with the new chinese leader xi jinping a big to russia for his first trip abroad since assuming paula earlier this month our correspondent anything now is following the visit. let's not forget that vladimir putin picked china as his first stop in this term as president now the favor is being returned seizing pings first visit are brought here to russia
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certainly not a coincidence and least that's not the way it's being seen but as a sign a symbol even a message perhaps to other leaders to other nations that this partnership is a strong one and it's only growing at the forefront economic cooperation and a joint interest to break the washington consensus around the world and transform the global stage into a multi-polar one. pushing two powers together a common goal to shift global balance is forging a tie between russia and china that could soon be unbreakable a new chinese leader his first stop moscow something surely washington must notice but is brushing off no they don't take it seriously at their own peril russia and china fellow brics major trade partners and team players at the u.n. security council were there too often stand up against intervention and to gresham
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mosco and beijing seem really impacts of nato back to tax and they don't want the instability that washington seeks in the middle east beijing and moscow want to do business china is booming and russia is right next door the potential for gas deals and pipelines are vast as soon as the two can agree on a price russia also sees china as a way to diversify its economy like helping tap untouched water sources in the east and investing in the west now they could join forces on cooperation military that is the inevitable linking brazil to of the type of us that even pacific pivot that is is threatening china on one side and the nato increasing military encircled and the russians on the other side the more the us. pushes its agenda in certain parts of the world the closer they push russia and china together that opens the door for
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growth and enormous economic ramifications the nations that make up the brics group may be divergent but experts now see they are much more than an acronym point by a guy at goldman sachs and the brics are developing fast they agree on all of the fundamentals that is they want a multi-polar world and they want to have more say on what happens in it geo politically what they need to do is put their money where their mouth is that's the short answer according to the lead singer of putin the main goal now is to move from a dialogue based format that focuses on smaller issues more relative to them to a full scale strategic cooperation mechanism that focuses on solving key global issues together in order for them to do that they need to push forward with their plans of a brics development bank that could counter institutions like the i.m.f. . well let's talk about some of the business deals there could be a struggle during a visit our g.'s a k.
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to bill graham is here with me katie china is one of the world's the largest energy consumers in moscow has all russia has that energy whether any talks about gas in any of the of today's talks with that's exactly what we're anticipating actually and we know that china has actually been negotiating now for six years actually on these agreements they've been disagreeing on price now if a deal is cereals and then russia would supply up to sixty eight billion cubic meters of gas a year through new pipelines which don't come cheap you say they don't come cheap but how much money are we actually talking about here if we talk about prison prices or that's actually a potential twenty five billion dollars just to give you an idea as to how much money can be made trade is forecast to exceed one hundred billion dollars in it twenty fifteen after already growing over ten percent last year now by twenty
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twenty we could be looking at two hundred billion dollars trade turnover huge huge turnovers but what clan of sectors are we talking about here because there's so many of the what are we talking about what a lot of it is energy so we are talking about oil as well we've got your search in the head of ross now after the world's biggest or producer now are set to meet the new leader of china he's going to be discussing an increase of exports to china which could equate to one million barrels a day by twenty eight. and it's not just energy deals going on though we've also got delivery of arms contracts as well being discussed so really it's straight to business time before the new leader of china of course the world's fastest growing economy will be looking to see what else comes our. people them of course they're
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giving us numerical breakdown of what's happening with terms of pings a visit here in moscow. rides oh well well we'll perspective the energy deals who do you want that's already made history later this hour we'll report on an accusation accusation that's made russia's it also not the world's the biggest oil producer that is coming up next after the break.
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you're watching r t russia's energy giant draws murthers not the world's top oil producer after closing the biggest deal in russian corporate history the company has purchased the country's third largest crude producer. from british and russian shareholders are geezers or further has the details of the acquisition already dubbed historic is going to make was the world's biggest oil producer displacing axel move from the top spot that's also going to secure mobile forty percent of us
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an oil production in the hands of the state the experts are saying it could take two years to fully integrate the two companies into a single synchronized unit so there's lots of joint work ahead under the deal b.p. will own roughly twenty percent of making at the largest shareholder of the state that's such an ungodly have another difficult task on their hands this week and that's going to be to make sure that they can iron out all their differences and see what the hunger strike among guantanamo bay prisoners has entered into forty fifth the day a point that could become critical for inmates health according to doctors rights group a claim of more than one hundred detainees are refusing food over mistreatment while the pentagon maintains the number is much lower the struggle is broader the plight of prisoners back into the headlines at least one former u.k. resident has been kept there without charge while a boy who reports on the british government's response r.t. turned to the u.k.
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foreign office for their position and we can have a listen to the statement that we received back right now. the u.k. has long held that indefinite detention without review a fair trial is unacceptable and we welcome president obama's continuing commitment to closing the detention facility at guantanamo bay and to maintain a lawful sustainable and principled regime for the handling of detainees there. so quite an anodyne tax thread that sounds like it could be in some serious need of updating actually it refers to us president obama's continuing commitment to closing down the prison now the closure of guantanamo bay was actually one of us president obama's main campaign promises back in the two thousand and eight presidential election it's something he's spoken about a lot it's a promise he's made repeatedly yet half a decade later and nothing has happened in fact the only shutting down that's taken
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place recently is the closure of the government office that's charged with transferring the detainees and closing down the prison so just to recap in case that sounds in any way peculiar they've closed down the office that's meant to close down guantanamo bay and the british foreign office supports this continuing commitment to shutting down the facility shakir i am a has been. at guantanamo bay for over eleven years now and quite astonishingly this is a man who's never been charged with any wrongdoing he's never been put on trial he's been cleared for release twice yet he's still there the british government's efforts to negotiate his release have been a few they've been feeble and most importantly they've been completely and utterly fruitless so the red cross human rights watch amnesty international they've all
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expressed frustration that they haven't been allowed to visit detainees they condemned was been taking place at the facility for over a decade now but at the same time over here in the u.k. there's been a little more than a peep from the mainstream media both about shakar amma and about guantanamo bay in general so with this little awareness of the situation shachar amma's future is very much uncertain. terry psychiatry's and consultant to human rights watch explains some of the reasons why you believe the facility is still open. i believe there is a large media component to this the public should be part and that is. to demonize a group of individuals as if the problems for citizens living in the united states have to do with the presence of evil people. and bad image of evil people
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who are invading the country as terrorists who are live here as criminals and if we can only capture them and put them in an extremely harsh conditions of confinement some time somehow our life will be better and it will actually realize the american dream this is a delusional set of beliefs but i mean while it appears a prisoner mistreatment is not so red in the us had to r.t. dot com to see how one inmate was restrained and then pepper sprayed before being left on attended at a jail in maine and as an angle to the footage on our website but also while you know they are fancy earning yourself ten million dollars that's how much the us is willing to pay for anything that makes you long to all of its citizens that recently made it to the top of the f.b.i.'s most wanted list having fled to somalia also on what on our website. having say the majority of british doctors it meant to prescribing to their patients had to r.t.
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dot com to find out more on that. for the week. at least twenty nine people including a top sunni muslim preacher have been killed in a suicide bomber. in a mosque in central damascus the also heard where the mosque impact with the worshippers who had gathered for evening prayers more than eighty people were injured in the explosion which fourteen suspected targeted the cleric mohammad a staunch supporter of president bush now of course those are very grim in pictures you're seeing right now it's the first time since the start of the uprising that
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there's been a suicide attack in a mosque reporter. has the details the most shocking news and most details that after the bomb they discovered another bomb which is the door of the mosque and. happily the happy news that it wasn't exploded. they managed to dissolve inside the mosque of mr which is one of the most important school in syria and one of the most important one in the islamic would be is the one who was targeted mainly because. he was suppose he was considered a supporter of. the syrian government and he made some strong speeches every friday trying to convince people to join the army and fight for their country and he was he was under a lot of threats around the time of the and said rest in syria but he insisted on his and his position i did not change into becoming one of this one of the people
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who were with pollution and with the rest. meanwhile cracks appearing in the syrian national coalition after the election of a new prime minister to govern rebel held areas the election of u.s. citizen ghassan hitto led twelve members of the body to resign from the umbrella opposition group. who took part in the anti assad movement says the coalition is being guided by islamist radicals. the coalition went too far forming a monochrome government which we can characterize as extremists the reason behind this is the mechanisms that we used in the selection of the head of government for iraq under mcgrath whose coalition wasn't elected it was the point and radicals make up the majority that does not match the reality of syrian society if this coalition was the result of free and fair elections then we would have accepted the results of the vote should not deprive syrian minorities of the right to
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participate in political life as one should not to bribe the syrian liberal political groups of their rights at this stage of rebuilding our own the coalition should not be about revolutionary power it should be about a legitimate government and the german government should represent the opinions and interests of the whole syrian nation our position is balanced and we say that what we are seeing now is wrong as well the bad shortly with more stories as our team is handed a classified e-mails of the former u.s. secretary of state setting life on the deadly assault that killed a u.s. ambassador in libya in last september thank god the attack that and more after the break. when their own country can't offer them a living loving mother sometimes have to leave their children behind. i don't like to work just a bit longer. is the dream of millions of migrants that their children might choose
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their motherland. long. i want my children to win over moscow. russia has become this step motherland teammate's migrants working hard to find a way home. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lang you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything is i don't know i'm tom hartman welcome to the big picture. world into the cool kids technology innovation all the latest developments from
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