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tonight an artsy israel warns its peace treaty with egypt is in danger after cairo says it's terminated a gas export deal over payment in prices. the u.s. and afghanistan agree on a deal that could see washington providing military and economic help to kabul for another decade after the twenty four to pullout headline. the commitment is a reminder that while u.s. forces are drawing down in afghanistan over the next three years the mayor the military will remain active in the country long after that war and that in just a few minutes. i'm sorry causey slips the french president fails to convince enough voters narrowly losing to his socialist arch rival the purge now go head to head in a second round.
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hello and welcome this is r t it's eleven pm here in moscow by names kevin zero in with our top story for you a middle east peace is taking another battering this time as egypt terminates his gas export deal with israel both countries insist it's just a business dispute but observers in israel wall it's putting the peace treaty on the line sara firth is in cairo for. well the head egypt stating gas company has said that this is a trade knott's a political issue and that the thermal asian of that deal with some form of payment is another as was reported the coming from egypt but it seems some people in israel have interpreted that as a possible violation of the can't they did peace treaty that was side in the two
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countries indeed one israeli opposition figures come out and one of the crisis in relations between egypt and israel and called on the us who is the sponsor of the gas deal between the neighboring countries to intervene and i was called to be. a very controversial here in egypt a very unpopular amongst egyptian people who view it as it ill which denied egypt a fair market price on gas provided to israel and also very much seen as representative of the nights of warm relations between israel and egypt that were formed under the former president hosni mubarak saying not a popular little it's certainly been a target for resentments recently for the first time egyptians have been debating egypt's relations with israel quite publicly i love the current dollars and the islamists in parliament have found that they're going to uphold international relations because i think it's been a feeling here in cairo
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a lot of people that you could pass in the run up to the elections be about to see a rocky a period in relations between the two countries those three front currently four presidential spot have placed that they're going to respect the peace deal of the nearly every single one of them has said that they're going to be looking for a closely at the fairness and appropriateness of this very unpopular. sort of first encourage their first discuss the story with oren first correspondent for the jerusalem post joining us on the line live from tel aviv or and both. trying to downplay the situation saying this dispute is purely commercial is there really nothing to worry about here. well you know it's very interesting there's been a very rare sort of note of harmony between cairo in jerusalem on this on this matter the relations between the two countries have been very strained for the past fourteen months since president hosni mubarak's ouster but today both governments
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are saying that this is purely a business dispute this is not a political dispute. even though the governments are saying that i think in both countries more independent independent media bloggers etc are more suspicious of that claim they think this is this really is more of a political sort of gesture on your car says it is ready to negotiate a new contract with israel but it's going to cost israel dear if you look at those figures it supply already pulls forty percent of its natural gas that is lower the market rates it has to play closer to market rate or asset it is going to cost tell of the dia will it agree will israel agreed to pay more for gas i'm not a spokes person i couldn't tell you but luckily for israel it is developing alternative sources of natural gas there are three very large gas fields in the mediterranean right off israel's coast unfortunately it will take at least
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a year for the first of those fields to be accessible to be viable but israel has israel is aware of the instability across its border and for the for the past year or so it's been going to working especially hard to develop those alternative sources all right what's to come but what about the here and now what are the public on the street saying about this there's certainly is there is concern there is concern. electrical prices in israel have risen over the past year quite significantly israel has been forced to. produce electricity through coal power for nuclear power all of which are sort of messier more expensive ways to produce electricity going through natural gas and the government has warned the public that this summer there may be power shortages because of these because i which was the shortages so there certainly is concern here and if you look at the egyptian side of this of course this presidential election just around the corner if as is likely
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in islam is candidate wins what's going to happen then to israeli egyptian relations. well it's i think it's a pretty safe bet this is one of the most difficult periods for israeli relations and finance in seventy nine history and will only become more so if if an islamist candidate is indeed elected but the truth is that this as your correspondent in cairo said this is a very unpopular deal among egyptians of all stripes including islamists but not not limited to them so really the moment that mubarak was gone it was quite clear but this treaty would probably be revised perhaps even to know more thanks for bringing us up to date with what you know about the storing kessler there of affairs correspondent for the jerusalem post on our take. the u.s. could keep a military presence in afghanistan for at least a decade after its planned withdrawal in twenty fourteen is part of
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a new strategy that was agreed on sunday and afghan officials say america will only be able to act with kabul's approval ever in what the agreement document describes is a plan to defend afghanistan how washington correspondent got a teacher can report. the u.s. and afghanistan have agreed on the terms of this new strategic pact which the presidents of both countries still have to sign the document is needed to provide u.s. forces with the authority to continue in afghanistan after twenty four thousand when the afghan government is scheduled to take full control of security there so the majority of u.s. combat troops are expected to be out of the country by twenty fourteen but some combat forces will continue to go on missions and trainers and advisers the afghan security forces will also remain the strategic partnership agreement covers the period from twenty fourteen to twenty twenty four it is not address specific troop levels or the size or location of u.s. speeches and this is something that many afghans are very much worried about and
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that is that he was once a permanent basis set up that would effectively keep them as an occupying power the withdrawal from iraq was also not from the u.s. still has two bases there four thousand troops plus thousands of contractors but after the big scaled down to wrack sort of moved out of the media spotlight but the forces are still there the u.s. government is very anxious to tell the american people that they were leaving afghanistan especially anxious they become when some horrendous news makes it to the headlines which happens on a regular basis the american people want their troops out and they want them out immediately afghans want the same we constantly see people there expressing outrage over the killing of civilians over night wades and other actions of u.s. troops like the burning of korans or the troops cheerfully posing with dead afghans so both governments are anxious to tell their people that this is over but it is talking about continuing military assistance the commitment is a reminder in a way that while u.s. forces are drawing down in of ghana's turn over the next two years the american
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military will remain active in the country long after that. and if you minutes here on r t a look at the show's got everyone talking as the second episode of whistleblower julie sunday's hard hitting interview show airs here on tuesday. also we're talking about a cause make danger of the microbes threatening the safety of the international space station details about that coming up in a few minutes to. next though there's a tight fight for france's top job with president sarkozy narrowly losing in the first round of his socialist rival francois aligned if noble two weeks than to win over voters before a runoff poll for tea is across the election in paris. right now if you look at the numbers it is certainly neck and neck to be a difference between at the top two candidates is very small that right now it's a one a point a difference as so the question that people be asking is which way will the voters
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who had voted for the other candidates how will they vote in the second round will be will it be all large will it be so close enough for nicolas sarkozy he will have to try to get the voters of money in the pen who is on the far right from the national front she had to manage to get seventy point nine percent of the votes according to the exit polls about half of her voters may go to nicolas sarkozy but again these are just estimates and as far as how long this concerned he will have to get a jaundiced minister from the left front his voters who have been a very very creating a lot of noise towards the end of this campaign while ninety percent of voters from that side say they will vote on a lot but still there are a lot of factors that could affect it swaying the vote in the second round and not least of all the costs of missive and the lack of enthusiasm of the french people they may have come out to vote for the for in the first round at eighty percent but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll do the same in the second round another factor to be considered a large and sarkozy will have a one two one and this could also assuage the voters depending on how they do want that debate so we're looking forward certainly to the second round of the
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presidential race. with a time or two between the top two after the first round leaves them vying for the fringe of a vital for victory in the runoff just over two weeks ago foley's editor of the french news website contra point go all cozy will have a tough job swaying those who didn't vote for him first time out. i think the reason one of the reasons why a minute ben had such a high score yesterday which is the highest of our party ever is partly because of rejection of nicolas sarkozy through this rejection those people who voted for that reason that we have to be overcome in the coming two weeks if he wants to sway them it's probably all that he will carry on as he has in the last few weeks trying to send messages more strongly on the issues of. security and immigration and we're not likely to kind of talk so it's really a tricky game to play for sarkozy to be able to get his speech just right to sway
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the people he needs i still think. should we need the programs especially on economic matters. very close very little to tell them apart so from what we've heard and read about from these candidates it's very hard to tell which one could make a difference frankly speaking. wolf programs or look very dangerous and will take increasing the risk of serious economic trouble for france. but r.t. dot com tonight you'll find a story about a swedish online piracy religion seeking you fishel recognition in the u.s. for them all the computer place the so-called copied lists of already been officially recognized in the scandinavian country but now they want to go worldwide on their mission with their prospects you can find out online also look we are here for a killer whale this rare all white picture of russia's pacific coast is the first
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ever to have things spotted we've got pictures for you on line mazing site certainly fits in with the rest of the pod that article. you want to use now south china is trying to get south sudan is rather trying to get china's help to supply the african states lucrative oil to the customers all these pipelines currently run through the separate country of sudan and that is the major problem decades of term or sort of south eventually split from its neighbor last year and declare independence pull out of fight it's now threatening full scale war beijing's offer to help mediate peace between both sides it's a world can development which offers hope says world affairs analyst start to see. if you believe that is a conflict like these you know it's usually washington not a european company that's getting in but because here is a golden chance for innovation powers emerging economies to meet her in an important market intervention that will show that you know the world order is
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changing otherwise if you leave it there getting ready to go back to the security council where you know i give france and britain and the u.s. out of the farms i'm going to resume action against one of the other sides but exert addition and so lighting sovereignty it's back to square one and whether it's china india or malaysia could become more potential even jointly do something to end this conflict which is serve not benefiting anybody the west has no stakes and because the rest of my companies have been out of the game altogether it's watching as a bystander because of u.s. sanctions on sudan since darfur. because of the genocide charges and the western emphasis on the want of crimes committed by president bashir here's been total lack of access of western corporations so it's interesting that even south sudan we just created. western support any intervention at the international level of he's increasingly turning to china and your money here to resolve the problem then i'm going to ask you know washington are the europeans for it so i think china i would
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say historically. is broker then western countries which have looked upon sudan as nothing but rather you know a piece of land with a lot of oil underneath the sign. when the first episode of julian assange show premiered here on this channel r.t. it's because the media last week it produced strong reactions from praise to hostile criticism across the atlantic with commentators anyway remaining indifferent while tuesday tomorrow the next twenty four hours r.t. is the next episode for you the us with previews it. so tomorrow the second episode is airing we did see a lot of backlash from the first episode but this new program features two people as i was talking to two different people one of them's the slovenians level which is a who's a philosopher a fool and see communists distance and now turned communist and also david horowitz who's a former left wing radical did this in fundraising for the black panthers back in
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the day and is now a radical right wing zionist so from two completely different sides of the fence and when i went to talk to us on pursuer this program was broadcast he said this was one of the most heated episodes that he tell me during filming he tried to sort of talk about other stuff talk about a range of issues but the two of them kept on coming back to the jewish question they kept on talking about israel and palestine he had to drag it away from that repeatedly and in fact at one point he says had to be physically restrained even though david horowitz wasn't even in the room he was in fact on the telephone so it's an extraordinary piece of television in the final cut there we do understand that they do talk about a range of issues they do talk about the palestinians in the nazis they talk about the black panthers and the israelis and they also talk about the american presidential race part of the conversation also goes into europe and specifically what happens in europe after the second world war so the creation of this sort of social welfare state all three of them seem to agree that the welfare state was
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created in europe is dead now and that in fact it is not all that it's supposed to be european well first billy. if you. european love more of them i think even united. was maybe unique period in human history after. so many people live in shark. three dorm and don't make too much fun of it. a great think it's always was a disastrous spirit europe is a cultural theme park and significant that's what happened that's what your welfare state it just took us out of the first personal experience with the socialist paradise of sweden and i can tell you it is nothing like you have a party when i start talks about his personal experiences sweden of course he's
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talking about the expected result of his extradition hearing sweden's trying to extradite him on allegations of sexual assault that result is still pending so we still don't know whether afghans will get further experience of sweet and. the second programming julia signs is brand new series here on this channel airing tomorrow of course as we said there just after eleven g.m.t. . the un's porson has observer mission to syria as multiple reports continue that the teetering cease fire is being violated on both sides the rebels political leaders still want to un military intervention but as examine the reports from damascus the public have no appetite for foreign interference. almost everyone in syria these days is in opposition to something ready to lash out at opponents at any moment and seventy six year old my feet mohammad is in opposition to that he says syrians are still worked up about politics it has become difficult to make
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people smile but he found the way. i like dancing in the streets and i like their reaction it reduces him i feel free this way yet even if he can stay away from politics when i ask him about his biggest concern is sas syria should not dance to somebody else's tune. we don't need any countries meddling in our. nature. while the prospect of a levy as the intervention seems after last likely the militarized the position and their supporters are still asking for arms. and. when they are all are gone from unknown and the president of other countries is that they support us and now cause we the rebels want to get armed. all the rebels may have caused all the media attention is syrian opposition speaks with many voices it's often faulted
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for being disorganized and fragmented but there is a surprising unity when it comes to the issue of military intervention. this is the position activists asked he was detained and mistreated by the security services and while he is calling on bashar assad to leave a serious political scene he says the armed groups should do the same. if i like him abdul aziz is not afraid to go public refusing he just returned back from moscow where the opposition delegation tried to persuade the russian authorities to put more pressure on their side regime he says not all powers to mediate in the syrian crisis are really helping you know all the things that we are supporting. it's
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not supported. through some sort of rush. so you'd. suffer too much. use the country. war and war. with levy and iraq just across the border in what you democracies are not held in high regard here even among the opposition well syrians remain highly polarized across political lines most of them agree that the solution to their current prices should be worked out within the country even for the opposition there will be no it's still better than the demons that now haunt neighboring countries. artsy damascus syria news from around the world in brief
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bahrain hundreds of protesters have clashed with security forces but violence came after the funeral of a man whose body was found riddled with birdshot pellets the day after he was involved in a confrontation with the police hundreds of mourners threw stones at the police station there while officers responded with tear gas and stun grenades. at least one person killed and several injured at a dairy plant explosion in southeastern norway tonight several people are missing police have cordoned off the area with rescue teams working at the scene of what's thought to be a gas explosion witnesses say there were a number of gas tanks just outside the plant. dutch prime minister resigned along with his cabinet and the collapse of government talks over austerity measures julie coalition partner the right wing freedom party refused to agree to cuts in state pensions talks are going on for a month trying to slash the country's budget by sixteen billion euro to meet the
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rules ratings agency fitch is one of the netherlands may lose its aaa rating now over the debt crisis it is one of the few remaining eurozone states to hold the top ranking. clashes over the demolition of a slum in the filipino capital a killed one person and left dozens injured to start his want to build houses on the site of a flea market there will undergo squats is what's a key role and threw rocks at security forces who responded with tear gas about a third of nilus residents live in slums like this and they're forced regeneration often result sadly in deadly clashes what you're seeing here. of. the world of our heads now the international space station could be in danger we hear from microbes according to the russian academy of sciences it says the organisms found on the i assess could hardly equipment on board jacob greaves has been following the story. stress at the moment there are no reported problems on board the international space station have reportedly failures when it comes to equipment either but some
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of the concerns are about the future potential failings of equipment because of these microbes and fungus that we're talking about a moment of tenchi corrosive element to them so they could prove problematic when it comes to nestle on board or even to electrical equipment take it for instance a wire now actually protected by an outer layer that these could a corrode away at that protective layer that will cause some problems this information coming from the vice president of the russian academy of sciences so his words carry some weight but you also warned the accounts of a similar problem on the orbiting station actually this post we earthbound micros of come up on transit with these modules either with accompanied by the action or some cosmonauts or even with some of that fuel and food supplies that come up to the international space station and if there are similar microbes that noise
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corrosive but are used during scientific experiments on board and on these they've proven that some of these microbes can survive some of the very harsh conditions of space. graves exploding for us not a few minutes to cross top so whether a key palestinian justice movement is simply have to destroy israel it's interesting program on air we've caught up with katie and the latest market figures this quick break.
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well committee business has talked about the markets it's been a day of love it's been a day of call it colors in the bosses on a global scale it all started off in the early hours here in moscow when the asian markets closed up in the red that was because of china's adoption contraction first picked up a month we then had a year of opening up and they too had a bad day march because of the political tensions in salt and the never the let's
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talk about france. it was the political situation this concerns that francois hollande victory in the first round of the presidential elections is a worry for investors why because they believe he's a less likely to support your sterrett seen measures that are a popular way to get out of the sovereign debt crisis now we're in nashville spoke just about this he's from but i have to his what he had to say. we've seen a lot of political change as a result of the european crisis and if he was to become president that would be probably the biggest change seen so far so far the germans in particular the french lysergic james in particular have been pushing all sterritt see on the part of the world the space already some very difficult economic years i think if the stalls becomes president then it will be more of a shift towards less will sterrett see more spending as a way to get out of the european crisis. see how the markets reacts as it's a day that you can see the the one point nine percent down the three point four
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percent in negative territory i can tell you that the captain france as well was around three percent down as well so we're really suffering i'll be at the center of it all moving on to the u.s. markets then now coming into the second home of that day and investors will move straight to a feeling that the. dow jones that point eight percent down the now side around the same domestically as well hello is it really taking a hit today they've produced some worrying the figures today that reduce the full cost it's twenty twelve as well as the wild stores as well but now down around the five percent because the bribery investigation is going all the biggest supermarket in the wall that actually will moscow's now moving on to the boil market that we. were going to show you be a finishing up i think about the western markets this is how the office in the mises finished up today day to hit with what we are yes there around two point
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eight percent down the mises two point four percent down by one held the tool for the oil prices we check now we can see that they choose to hit this mostly international prices as we know it was but the iranian involved the state plays in around the june time taking its toll if you take a look was stunned to see that the prices are down. as i say that we all this is the situation with the wrongs both shipments to china pulling for a fourth month at a twenty two month ok that's how the markets in that this is a the business where we've got some are with the laces biggest on the finance it. culture is the same ocean going to finish with a share of power on the market with our best men sanction of israel movement where does it stand on the question of a two state solution of the palestine israel conflict.

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