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olympic torch relay. aren't you are. raising out in homes and immunity from local laws the controversial demands for u.s. soldiers to remain in afghanistan are. gathering of tribal elders meanwhile the united states government subsidizing. the taliban and al qaeda network those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers and internal inquiry reveals millions of dollars for american taxpayers were one hundred two companies a financing of going terror group and. the ease plans to launch its own drone program triggered major concerns with activist warning they'll be no guarantee that unmanned aircraft will be used for peaceful purposes. last ukraine's parliament scraps a bill allowing child x.
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prime minister yulia tymoshenko to be treated abroad pressuring trade talks with the e.u. which has been looted by the country as a shell game and. international news live from moscow this is r.c. with me. thanks for trying. u.s. troops may remain immune to laws and still be carrying out military operations after the end of their combat mission in twenty fourteen that's what a draft security deal suggests they are going president is urging the assembly of the country's elders to support it but that's while admitting there is little trance between him and washington the loya jirgah council has started debating the draft guiding the role of american troops in afghanistan after there was draw according to the freshly agreement up to sixteen thousand u.s.
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soldiers will stay for ten more years and possibly beyond they will be playing a support role than forces while still being able to carry out military operations against al qaeda and its affiliates which also includes a rating of good homes and expect exceptional circumstances and he she which has been extremely difficult for afghans and he is another stumbling block the deal gives american forces immunity to afghan law placing them so early and the u.s. military jurisdiction and daoud sultanzoy a candidate in the upcoming presidential election says the government is not considering the will of the people i think the afghan president is trying to use this as a personal game the people of afghanistan. and all others who are involved in this country we're tired of or we're tired of bickering and we're also tired of. being playing politics with the lives of people of afghanistan on one hand the
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president wants to portray himself as a patriot on the other hand he's not able to even take care of corruption rule bringing rule of law and good governance that's what the people are suffering from he's trying to distract the people of afghanistan from what he hasn't been able to do to for this country. early reports suggested the u.s. will send a formal letter of apology to afghanistan admitting mistakes in its campaign and putting civilian lives at risk washington denied it saying it has nothing to apologize for despite recent allegations of massive eleven killings involving american soldiers. in front of interviewed matthew the journalist who broke this story. the special forces team the green beret eighteen as they're called was deployed to an isolated valley west of kabul where the taliban and other insurgent groups have a very heavy presence and what happened was over last winter the locals are
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complaining that the special forces team and the translators were murdering people torturing them abducting them and disappearing them just extraordinary allegations that at the time were essentially unproven after the special forces team was forced out of the area by the afghan government bodies started showing up outside the base bodies that they said were the bodies of ten men who had been seen rounded up by the americans and then were not able to be found either by the red cross or by the afghan government afterward so i essentially investigate the allegations assembled through the body of testimony from locals from officials. about two confidential u.n. and red cross investigations that corroborated the allegations that suggested that the special forces and their translators were indeed responsible for these men do you think that these incidents that you've uncovered and the greater pattern of abuses will somehow have a role to play in terms of what kind of position the united states forces will have
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after twenty four to it's possible that the so-called zero option could take place in afghanistan as well but i think that in this case because there's no oil money to buffer the afghan government they probably realize that it would be a bad idea least for the karzai regime or whatever its successor is to push out. the international forces so while i want to hand the status of the let's see official mission post two thousand and fourteen is still in doubt. the there is no doubt that there is going to be a very active and continuing covert black presence in afghanistan and in the surrounding region led by the central intelligence agency in the joint special operations command pursuing the kind of global war on terror that we see taking place in yemen and somalia in north africa pakistan and many other countries meanwhile it's claimed washington has paid more than one hundred fifty
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million dollars to middle eastern companies which are funding terror groups in afghanistan that's what an internal u.s. government report has revealed. investigates the u.s. special inspector general for ganesan reconstruction found out that the pentagon has hired forty three companies with suspected ties to terrorist networks the data come from the pentagon's own classified investigative reports and commerce department list of terror connected companies now the list of these forty three companies including a road construction firm presumably owned by a leader of the carney network the network was blamed for an attack on the u.s. embassy in kabul that killed sixteen people two years ago the u.s. army has carried out a classified investigation and said there was evidence of a direct role of both the company and its owners in the facilitation and operation of the hakani network and that approximately. from one to two million dollars per month close to the network to finance its activities the inspector general said
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i've seen the information quote and it made my hair stand on and he said well not just his united states government subsidizing. the taliban al qaeda network those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers from these back to general members of congress have heard about billions of dollars simply wasted in of ghana's that now they have evidence suggesting that u.s. taxpayer money goes to finance terrorists or suspected terrorists the same networks that the u.s. is fighting despite these findings the pentagon has resisted permanently blocking the companies from getting more u.s. contracts because his lawyers say they cannot use the evidence against these companies because the evidence is classified the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction pointed out what he called the absurdity of it he said we could probably attack them via drone on monday and will issue them
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a contract on tuesday in washington i'm going to check on r.t.e. . coming up later first steps to freedom some of the bail greenpeace activists are reunited with their loved ones while the deaths today for the rest of the gang still hangs in the balance in our special report on the oil platform storming cases just ahead. ukraine's parliament has rejected a bill which would allow the jailed former prime minister yulia timoshenko to get medical treatment abroad the issue has been overshadowing talks on a trade deal with the e.u. however ukraine's openness to gas exploration has made it a promising and the true frontier for europe russia has more now on the tricky relations between kiev and brussels. hopes of ukraine to sign the association deal with a beauty union are now fading it's not as confident as it used to be the main condition is said by brussels that is letting the former prime minister tymoshenko walk free
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from prison or at least be sent for medical treatment to germany she is suffering from severe back problems has not fully been fulfilled yet today parliament again failed to pass any legislation allowing tymoshenko to go to germany for treatment and have been certain deadlines already there's still some time remaining until next week's summit in vilnius where the fate of the association agreement will be decided so the ukrainian parliamentarian still have time to pass these bills although there's a very very large skepticism whether they would actually be able to but whether or not this association deal will be signed or not it would not be relevant to the gas deals and gas agreements that ukraine already has with several european and american oil and gas companies like chevron exxon mobil and royal dutch shell in fact he has already let them into their market i remember some time ago the ukrainian energy minister telling me that the amount of natural shale gas which ukraine possesses and we're talking here potentially the biggest amount of shale
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gas in the whole of europe without would not only solve its domestic gas supply problem but also make it make the country into an exporter in the region the government just so keen on pushing this extraction of shale gas that it's been to a large extent neglecting the war in calls from the countries to call the juice i've been saying that fracking using fracking in the east of ukraine in highly populated areas would cause ecological catastrophe exploding. at the depth of one kilometer may cause poisoning of ground waters and this would make areas large areas in the east completely uninhabitable but in any case experts say that even if ukraine starts producing and extracting shale gas from from its soil this would not happen until the year twenty twenty. s now take a closer look at fracking the method in. breaking up rock at least one kilometer below ground opponents say they could be grave environmental consequences warning the hues of explosives and chemicals contaminated water supplies and palooza buzz
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the ground and air but advocates of the technique so it will help to solve the energy crisis and create more jobs e.u. members are deeply divided only while the other two giants are pushing for widespread exploration. has been following the resistance of europeans to fracking in their countries a number of european countries have had large scale anti fracking protests take place recently as sort of the prospect of more drilling has been rolled out across europe but one of the largest anti fracking stories to take place over recent months happened in other mania where locals actually formed a human chain around an area where u.s. oil giant chevron was given the green light by the remaining in government to begin exploratory drilling now i traveled there to cover this story and i spoke to a lot of the locals there and they are all most of them farmers they live off the
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fat of the land and for them they were genuinely frightened by the prospect of their groundwater being contaminated their food not being safe to eat they were talking to me about having to safeguard the health for their children and they see it as government siding with large for peroration zone not protecting the interests of their citizens who are talking about genuine risks that they see from this technology fracking has been associated with air pollution water contamination water depletion earthquakes and of course climate change oil and gas companies have spent billions of dollars really selling a story about how fracking is safe and the reality is quite different. i think that's something that anti fracking campaigners and protesters in the u.s. and in europe are no doubt reassured by is that large scale protests and citizens
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of position to this technology really does work for example france has just held against fracking because of the environmental risks involved christians in the middle east are facing increasing sic terror and violence with the civil war in syria and instability in egypt wrong forcing them to flee their homes the u.k.'s minister for fraser has called on western governments to sweet to protect because chan is who from becoming extinct in the countries where a mass exodus is taking place on his policy and now reports. for many christians in the middle east the arab spring has been wintry at best the international society for human life says that for want of if we five acts of religious discrimination in the world today a perpetrated and carried out against christians nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the middle east and north africa if you look at syria for example with ten the state of the total population is christian
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a third of them have already fled from the civil war that started two years ago and that number continues to grow off to the murder of father best in years nasser last year in two thousand and twelve the threats and the persecution of christians escalated so much so that many today say the night me facing the christians of syria is the same night me that the questions everyone has been living under since the invasion in two thousand and three. the way oh. i believe it is all systematic and planned foreseen christians to leave in iraq for instance less than two hundred thousand christians remain we do have concerns we do hope we can stick to our land syria which is the cradle of christianity we also hope that the pope and heads of christian denominations shall call for denouncing violence and adopting dialogue in august at the sea the christian town of mahmoudiya outside of damascus was attacked by rebels tens of soldiers were killed
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and many residents fled it's still not clear how many of them have not returned to the village and where in syria they have been displaced only i visited the town of homes where syrian soldiers took me to the frontline and showed me the damage the rebels had carried out against a local church one hundred this is the church unfortunately it was not like that before look at this destruction in mass from here the explosions were coming down on people praying and of course people started crying out for help from us but who . the priest was right here and they were captured here in the church elsewhere in egypt to the muslim brotherhood supporters have blamed christians for the army's own story of the president mohamed morsy more than eight hundred christian sites were attacked and some fifty two churches razed to the ground one in iraq off to the american invasion back in two thousand and three home for the iraqi christian
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population live to the middle eastern countries and americans think tank the pew forum says that christians face harassment and oppression in one hundred and fifty nine countries this is maybe the meek little toes of all the countries on the face of be a point to see on t.v. to love it. when the. time baldwin is taken for great said now about soaring costs of living up pushing people into the most crippling debt they will be able to repay coming up after a short break we'll take a look at how the brits tried to make ends meet i made the country's record high past all debt.
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again this is all see coming here live from moscow welcome back states are on their way to launching their own drug that's after leading members of the blank signed an agreement to invest in new unmanned aircraft technology the plans are along the x. of this has say it's difficult to determine whether the drawings would be used only for peaceful purposes only one has this report. well the group has been dubbed drone club and their intention is to develop a new generation of unmanned aircraft over the next ten years now the reason that they're doing it this is that they believe they're being left behind when it comes to drone technology by countries like the united states and israel currently both britain and france do operate drones they use the american built to recruit drone interesting lee enough though germany has said that they are opposed to the use of any kind of weaponized drones and the european defense agency has being quick to
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point out the non weaponized uses for drone technology however the use of drones particularly by the united states in countries like pakistan and yemen and the widespread civilian casualties that are being caused well that's left drone technology as a very emotive issue and here in germany and see war activists on topic about the decision to develop them here are very very concerned i think that the very nice phrasing that they've tried to say that says for to control human trafficking over that mediterranean airspace and so forth for surveillance purposes i don't see them necessarily helping migrants coming from africa from lampedusa didn't help just to save any of those people so there is no control about these things they can say is being used for humanitarian purposes but actually they could be used for lethal purposes well this comes after a recent u.n. report that was somewhat damning of drone technology in fact referred to them as
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being a danger to global security and that by using these type of weapons it encouraged more nations to try and acquire them and it's not just europe that's setting its science on producing new unmanned aircraft and today is breaking the sat takes a look at how the world is getting caught up in a global trial right. the war is technically over looks like a new kind of arms race is alive and well so european leaders have just announced they're forming a drone club decision upon decades in the making in france germany and several other nations are pouring money into a new generation of armed drones to rival those used by the u.s. and israel looks like all of america's unmanned kills are leading to a bad case of drone and b. but it's not just europe that has set its sights on these deadly robots for the last few years iran has been working on its own drone fleet this week the islamic
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republic on the veil that's the largest armed unmanned aerial vehicles to date capable of striking targets almost anywhere in the middle east in fact u.a.e. views are so popular now seventy six countries possess according to government accountability office one can only hope world leaders are taking into account the alarming inefficiency and deadly outcome of these drone wars because if they don't will find out the true danger of a global drone race. and we'll have plenty of stories for you on our website as well including an extraordinary signs of a chain of islands of the japanese coast a small kanno has been sending towers of actual smoke billowing into the at about side is just a click away for you on t.v. . and one of the world's leading oil producers is under fire and it's not dripping at serious here that sparks public outrage this time head to our
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website and find out what the british oil giant will have to pay for harassing and to building buzz posting critical messages on the company's facebook page. several more greenpeace activists have just been granted granted bail i should say by a court in st petersburg bringing the total number to twenty six five have already walked three ahead of that trial for hooliganism and the others will do to once that bail money is posted corresponded. the president has commented on the situation around greenpeace saying that he does think that the goals of greenpeace as an organization are positive but he doesn't agree with the methods that its activists choose nobody on the block. when the platform was being stormed it created an emergency situation this could have led to not one mistake by
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operators there but multiple mistakes they should not have been distracted from their work not all noble causes can be accomplished by any means but at the same time the state should be lenient over twenty peace activists have been released on bail the bills around sixty thousand u.s. dollars it will be returned to them when they come back for the actual trial since all of them are still accused of going to them and just to remind you this whole story started in september when these activists which later became known as the arctic thirty approached a russian oil platform in the north and then a smaller group tried climbing onto it all of them were arrested first charged with piracy and then these charges were reduced to the cooling going isn't but still it felt guilty then they could be looking at facing up to seven years behind bars so this is still quite a serious violation quite a serious crime now greenpeace has been denying all the accusations saying this was
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a peaceful act of protest aimed at protecting the arctic's environment and the four incident has become a stumbling block in the relations between russia and the netherlands as well since the arctic sunrise the vessel which were the activists were all to the netherlands and it's now actually suing russia at the international maritime tribunals demanding the release of the ship and its crew meaning the activist as well. and the u.k. new figures have revealed the country's total past debt has reached an all time high the rising costs of entry and other household spells pushing people over the edge with many even facing the risk of losing their homes. and best to go. hair on london's main shopping dried christmas has already begun with all the exhausting spending that entails but millions of households across britain will be entering the festive season already saddled with unmanageable debts
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a new report says personal debt has hit one point four trillion pounds as the rising cost of living forces people to borrow to make ends meet debts they ultimately wouldn't be able to repay that one point four trillion is an average of fifty four thousand pounds per household that's almost double what it was ten years ago and almost as much as the country's entire economic outputs that figure includes mortgages secured debts but the report warns that one secured debt has also tripled in the last twenty years britain's fifty five point six billion pounds on their credit cards alone treble what it was fifteen years ago all that says the report has the how ruing effect on people and their relationships so step change that charity sees about half a million people
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a year in that room so relationships can really kind of pressure pressure on their family life and and the stigma associated with that just makes it really hard for people to deal with their problems and they're about to feel the pinch even more despite historically low interest rates britons have failed to pay off as much debt as their american counterparts and when interest rates rises the bank of england has promised they will as unemployment fulls mortgage payments will go up to potentially putting thousands of families out onto the street. and coming up next it's max kaiser with his latest revelations of scandal behind the business headlines to state that. if you're thinking about an alcoholic drink associated with russia it's probably
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not going to be one that springs into your head but they've been making it here on the black sea coast for more than two thousand kids and there's an industry which really can compete with the best the rest of the world has to offer i've come to meet some of the people going the greats and to see if i can find out the secret to the perfect. right. first street. and i think you're. on a reporter's twitter. to
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be in the. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. the faces changing the world. to picture. from around the globe. to. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser the bitcoin barbarians are at the
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gate nipping at the feet of the command of control dollar reservists taunting the bread and circus pushing political clown tyrants mocking the corrupt regulators and party officials who hate any payment system which they can chop up like a lot of cook like a credit card and despise any currency through which they can snort outline of coke yes the because the barbarians are here and the bar press relic loving hordes are letting them through the gates because all the great. cities are are levers obama is a friggin schmuck. yes the empire scrambling and is lashing out and people are sick of it people are sick of being taxed to death they're sick of being spied on they're sick of being stolen from by caesar who's desperate and hungry and greedy that he's losing his power he's an old man and he's lashing out at everybody.

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