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for you. as edward snowden's invited to venezuela after intercedes his official asylum request we learned why the whistleblower felt compelled to go on a crusade against global surveillance. egypt on the edge the muslim brotherhood plans mass rallies and knighted by monday's bloodshed in qana wrote while the interim leader lays out a post-coup roadmap. and we'll look at why waves of high spending chinese tourists are splashing their cash across europe but not in britain.
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great to have you with us this tuesday morning eleven am here in the russian capital lucy cough and of and of course you're watching our t.v. well and our top story america's most wanted man the former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden has found himself weighing not one but potentially three asylum offers now venezuela nicaragua and bolivia have all spoken out favorably of granting him safe haven this despite threats from the united states but it's going to as you can explains getting there won't be very easy. edward snowden submitted his request ask to have been his well as president indicated in very strong terms that his country was ready to accept him this is what you call a small dual said about snowden he's a young man who in the spirit of her belly and has told the truth about the united states spying on the whole world so we see that snowden will be very much welcome in business or a lot of it but the question is how is he going to get there we understand that he is still in the transit zone in a moscow airport there are no direct commercial flights between moscow and caracas and the usual route involves changing planes in havana is not clear if the cuban
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authorities would let him transit besides using european airspace would not be completely risk free for snowden just last week a number of european countries bad believe the president's plane from using their airspace because they were told snowden was aboard one alternative flight plan would involve an ear proft taking off from moscow refueling in vladivostok and then continuing east over the pacific to south america but it's really not clear how it's going to happen but he's transit limbo in moscow may come to an end very soon moscow has indicated that they want snowden to chooses this nation and leave russia as soon as possible in the meantime the guardian newspaper has published the second part of fed which snowden's video interview from which we'll learn more about what drove him to sacrifice a seemingly comfortable lifestyle and blow the whistle on u.s. government secret surveillance activities he describes it as
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a journey of conscience basically remember at one time snowden enlisted in the u.s. army because he wanted to fight in iraq he thought it was a noble war then he has worked with a number of government agencies but as he grew familiar with the system from the inside he is the use have evolved snowden says he hoped that with a new president things would change but he says instead he witnessed the opposite the growth of the surveillance state take a listen increasingly was exposed. true information that had not been propagandized in the media. that we were actually involved in misleading the public and misleading all publics not just the american public in order to create a certain mindset in the global consciousness and i was actually a victim of that i grew up with the understanding that the world i lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with them each other in privacy without of being
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thought of being measured or analyzed or or or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems i think a lot of people of my generation anybody who grew up with the internet that was their understanding the obama administration tries whistleblowers as spies snowden is wanted on espionage charges and whistleblowers in the u.s. these days risk the death penalty the u.s. has certainly got a long way from the days of de niro ellsberg and his pentagon papers nowadays paul patients and pundits on television say if snowden were a real whistleblower or a good whistleblower he would have stayed in the west and almost certainly gone to jail so a lot of talking heads on television constantly questioning soldiers motivation and because he fled and is now asking for asylum in all these different countries it's easier to portray him as a traitor meanwhile undaunted by scandal and grow global uproar and as they recruiters are scouring colleges as well as universities for fresh faces but of course their job is now a bit harder than it was before with students wary of signing up to work in the
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surveillance industry but not to here she's a student who's studying at wisconsin university and how she got to see the n.s.a. recruitment drive last week firsthand and told r.t. just how it went. i think they were completely caught off guard they were confused you can hear that on the tape it sounded like they've never had to actually justify or even critical you think about the work that they're engaged in and they simply didn't know how to answer the questions and these are very basic questions about the nature of their work that speaks to the bubble i think that the intelligence community lives in that they are so disengaged they think that they actually don't have to answer any questions that they can go on recruiting just they have just as they have it they ended up by telling us that the n.s.a. is simply an apolitical organization that fulfills requests that are sent to it by other departments i mean they seem to be taking their in your and great defense they were just doing their job which is not a defense at all edward snowden's leaks appeared to be eating into support for
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obama whose approval ratings have plummeted almost ten percentage points in recent weeks now of course bad news for him but worse for the government or the recent poll saying only one in six americans now trust washington to do the right thing when a part i has more on what some are calling a litany of lies separating the people and the state tell the truth or someone might just tell it for you does the emmaus say collect any type of gate at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir it does not not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not not wittingly in america it's a crime a violation of federal law to lie to congress during testimony i responded in what i thought was the most true for at least untruthful manner by saying no the us director of national intelligence james clapper publicly acknowledged his error
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only after n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden spilled the beans on america's clandestine espionage activities the director of national intelligence is now apologizing for what he calls his overall u.s. response to congress over n.s.a. surveillance programs one of those covert programs indiscriminately collects the phone records of hundreds of millions of americans secret surveillance once criticized by a familiar face no more illegal wiretapping of american citizens no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime but upon entering the white house u.s. president barack obama seems to have had a change of heart my assessment and my team's assessment. was that. they help us prevent terrorist attacks government lies surrounding the n.s.a.'s programs has raised questions about the possibility of additional untruths being
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told in the name of national security i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon that that is a red line for us the fact is u.s. intelligence officials and the united nations have concluded that iran is not currently building a nuclear weapon but that hasn't stopped washington sanctions if we're throwing accusations that are not true that cloud the domestic debate the political debate and also send negative signals to the other side we make it much more likely that diplomacy can succeed and we end up going into a war that was of avoidable. in the case of syria's civil war the french and others had already. concluded that he's using this sarin gas in small quantities but again here's this is the red line and we alleged they killed between one hundred nine hundred fifty people washington recently began arming the rebels
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after independently concluding that damascus used nerve gas against the opposition findings u.n. investigators have not supported i think it's reasonable. here in haiti we have been in the british who are you know u.s. government under well as for the whistle blowing website that aims to expose the truth the u.s. has listed wiki leaks as an enemy of the state until you the obama administration comes forward with a way to roll out open this into the national security debate there's going to be a problem of people trustworthy ministration is up to the american public has witnessed a top u.s. official law about the nation's pervasive surveillance program. and n.s.a. contractor reveal the truth yet only one of those men is being punished and prosecuted for their actions and if people can't trust not only the executive
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branch but also don't trust congress and don't trust. federal judges to make sure that we're biding by the constitution due process and rule of law then we're going to have some problems you're. welcome to your problem mr president. our team members. the race is on to be the next leader of trouble torn mali but as we soon report the winner of this month's presidential poll won't just have to tackle security by the scruff of the neck they'll also have to confront the chronic poverty that blights worl areas. also the holy month of ramadan begins with rights activists strengthening their calls for guantanamo guards to end before speeding up the hunger striking mates. egypt is bracing for more violence as the muslim brotherhood calls for nationwide rallies a day after a deadly confrontation between its supporters and the army in cairo now more than
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fifty people have died in what's claimed to be a crackdown against a largely peaceful sit in backing the ousted president mohamed morsy artie's paul's leader has more details. the brotherhood is calling for mass protests today choose day now this is in response to the killing yesterday of some fifty one pro morsy supporters in front of the headquarters of the republican building and that is where it is believed that the ousted president mohamed morsy is still being held we are hearing very differing accounts of what transpired during those clashes according to the brotherhood its supporters were knelt in prayer they were holding a peaceful sittin in front of their building when they were fired on and provoked by the military that is their point that the military having a very different story they say that they were fired on the thursday by armed gunmen and they have released video footage showing gunmen on the roofs of buildings in the vicinity hurling molotov cocktails huge stones and firing at the
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soldiers so the army's response is that they were acting in self-defense nonetheless there's a nationwide call by the muslim brotherhood is not only in response to yesterday's killings but it is also a call for morsy to be reinstated and again we're hearing the same kind of message coming from the brotherhood and that is that they are not going to beat the street and till morsy is put back in office well the interim president adly mansour has issued a statement in which he says he deeply regrets the killing of fifty one people at the same time he says he has said time and judicial committee to investigate what transpired he has also given a timetable for a transition to a democratic government here in egypt this has been laid out in a five month roadmap now the first thing that we understand will happen is that there will be a review and an amendment of the current draft constitution and then there will be a referendum held which will ratify the new proposed constitution following which they will be parliamentary elections but you need to remember that this country is
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so deeply divided and the potential for violence is so intense that it really is going to be a tough job trying to pull all the parties together. the united states which has hailed egypt's revolution two years ago doesn't seem to be rushing to take sides this time around now is also reluctant to describe the upheaval there as a coup doing self course would require washington to cut its military aid to egypt which is some one point three billion dollars now political analyst dr ahmed gun then explain to us why he believes the united states is waiting this one out the united states is not they can find that stand yet and they want to stand on the fence now the are friends with everyone they are friends with the army and they are friends of the people they say what what everyone wants to hear they go to the area and say yeah we support you're going to the bad regime and you go to the people and say we're not sure if it's a military coup or not it's course of the military coup if people came back and change reinstate democracy they will support the people they waiting to see what's
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going to happen on the ground. to stay with us more world news coming up for you after a short break. wealthy british style sun. it's not time to. go. around the. market why not come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cons or run no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report on r t.
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i would rather asked questions for people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.t. question more. the chinese are the world's highest spending tourists they certainly shelled out over one hundred billion dollars while traveling abroad last year but one country that's not getting a share though is the u.k. parties play both explains why. it's one of the top global tourist destinations but according to new research securing a visa to come to the u.k.
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spreading to be more trouble than it's worth for hundreds of thousands of chinese citizens while getting visa to the european union will cover a visit to up to twenty six countries a visit to britain requires another lengthy and costly visa application process for would be chinese terrorists my cousin just study here as well should parents want to come here to visit here and we chipped away to texas thinking turner. roles everything is more expensive as in britain always people would spend a lot of money. to try news it is called true to their. word choice so. if you just want to come along it's just so complicated for the you can stand there is different i think is that the way. the problem isn't just confined to extra paperwork for chinese citizens britain's economy is suffering as
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a result in particular the luxury retail sector the average chinese citizen spends over one and a half thousand pounds in the u.k. but not enough are coming over to spend that money the situation's got to a point where representatives of the u.k. travel and tourism industry calling on the government to drastically reform chinese visa processing they argue that if the rules were relaxed british businesses would be pulling in an extra one point two billion pounds every year we. chinese visitors coming to europe coming to britain if you are the preferred destination would be london would be top the list part because we're marching ashamed and we're not getting anything like the potential that we could have in london the u.k. china visa alliance argues that easing the process could create up to twenty four thousand jobs that. ted is in desperate need of the behalf small worrying of reports that major chinese tore up aerated is simply cussing britain out of that
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custom is european travel itineraries and although they might not get to sample the delights of the tower of london or even shopping on bond street because of all that money that chinese tourists aren't spending in london this time it looks like it's britain's last. azzi london. is not only chinese tourists pouring into europe big business is also rushing in to buy assets in the crisis hit countries in our business correspondent katie pilbeam who's cashing explaining exactly who's cashing in. the chinese are enjoying a shopping spree and europe is benefiting chinese investments in the e.u. tasered over twelve billion dollars last year up a fifth from the year before considering china has plenty of cash to spend with a multi-billion dollar wealth fund that its disposal is no wonder the e.u. still stuck in financial strife is keen to drum up even more chinese business interests china is the e.u.'s biggest source of imports some one of the fastest
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growing export markets which means that two economies trade well over one billion dollars a day chinese companies have been snapping up european businesses ranging from a check cigarette companies to dutch pharmaceuticals to a british word producer and wineries across the region one of the biggest recent european deals was a seven hundred million dollars buy out of france's club med holiday business partly by chinese investment china's focus on international so what's behind china's spending spree well one of the reasons is to diversify the countries over three trillion dollars worth of foreign exchange assets away from the low yielding investments like u.s. treasuries with europe enduring troubling times china is busy snapping up the bargains. a u.s.
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district judge has ruled that only president obama has the necessary authority to stop the force feeding at the guantanamo bay detention facility and this is after dismissing a request from a syrian prisoner who had asked for the painful practice to be stopped the same was demanded by a by several actually leading muslim figures in the united states who say that guards should respect their religious fast of ramadan which is now under way most of the inmates have been refusing food a for over five months now in protest against their indefinite detention as well as the harsh conditions allegations have also emerged that guards have been using sleep deprivation against detainees in order to end the strike him hooper from the council on american islamic relations believes they won't stop until there are true improvements at the facility. our position has always been that it's wrong to force detainees that's a position of the international legal experts it's a position of medical ethicists it's
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a position i have every right thinking person who doesn't want to see detainees abused in this way and whether you do it during the daylight hours or an after sunset it doesn't really matter wrong is wrong the only reason these people are carrying out this hunger strike is because they feel desperate they feel that nothing will ever change for them you have to give them some hope somehow that the situation is going to change otherwise what do they have left let's update you more on some of this hour's world headlines. all passengers have now been rescued from a commuter train in toronto that became stranded after heavy rains triggered widespread flooding there were almost a thousand people onboard most were helped out of windows by emergency services and taken to safety on dainties the intense downpour had caused huge blackouts all across the city after
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a month's worth of rain fell in just one day. in turkey clashes between anti-government protesters and the police had flared again after the government reopened gezi park to the public and then closed it after protests there were announced dozens were injured and more than thirty people detained by the police in running street battles plans to develop a park in the center of unstable set off two weeks of violence that have fanned out all across the country. dangerous levels of the talks like a radioactive substance have been found in the waters next to the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan now the company responsible for checking the safety of the complex says the levels of tritium which is also the chemical used to make watches flown a dog for example have lofted to ten times the amount allowed tepco admits that it doesn't know where the leak came from. the people of mali will vote in the landmark presidential election in just
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a few weeks time on the state of emergency has been lifted there so the candidates can start campaigning now running the war torn country will be no easy task as well as shoring up the state's security the picture will also need to find a way to get the basics like food water to a struggling brewer population are very often notional reports. the west african state of mali unexpectedly entered the spotlight over the winter after france sent its military forces to the country to help battle islam missed fighters backed by international terror groups threatening to take over a secular democratic state of fifteen million people now they've gunned islamic symbols are painted over but the country is facing an enemy of a different kind poor verty the recent crisis only made a bad situation worse over thirty five percent of mali and sleep in extreme poverty that's around six million men women and children which travelled to just outside
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the capital bamako where weakness these scenes a common sight of the country's economically depressed rural areas. it's very difficult to get well here there is no running water we have to buy it it's expensive i have many children i don't have enough money to feed them properly or send them to school. people live in houses built by themselves from handmade mud breaks apart from running water these homes often like electricity. yellow a driver among the few employed residents of this village says the hardest thing is to leave hand to mouth while knowing your country and its people could and should be there each mollies full of diverse national resources we mining for a really significant part of the country's g.d.p. . there are many mineral deposits but we don't see this richness elite maybe they feel corruption is terrible and revenue distribution is lame. i
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mean not to believes mostly foreign companies extracting the country's natural resources is as big if not a bigger problem than corruption when the international firms exploit our sites but they're not interested in developments on the ground they're afraid that if that happens we'll not need them and we'll get all the benefits. major governmental programs are aimed at attracting more foreign investors with palm and even adopting legislation for their needs of want a resource that money has resources but they're not exploited well we need long term development and infrastructure support so that people would feel more comfortable. but many doubt that foreign money will go to improve people's living standards dev a journalist from the north says resources may even bring harm he's among those who think that it's the country's uranium deposits and mountain to thousands of tons
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that's really behind the recent french intervention in its former colony. i heard they found uranium and i think they came here to protect us from terrorists but also to protect themselves from risks of losing such a valuable resource apart from uranium the raw diamonds oil coal power iran which a role just waiting to be extracted while millions of mali and swung if their countries hidden treasures will ever translate into a better life for them mali one of the world's poorest countries this west african state where people survive on just a few cents per day is now at a crossroads whole global interests businesses and threats how tackles those after months of conflict is far from certain now what especially clear is that it will be many years before ordinary moments like these ones can benefit from simple necessities like regular meals or electricity in their homes. i'll take from
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ali. because a report is coming up next on our team do stay with us i'm lucy. remember how all of a sudden an average guard protest group became world famous and then were completely forgotten by the next month yeah i'm talking about the firmest punk rock group pushing a riot to perform a vulgar anti prayer or of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's. was revealed recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.t.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activists banned show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them
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well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people's e.d.f. may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of what her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion. well. it's technology innovations all the developments around russia. the future are covered.
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welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keiser you know decades after world war two a handful of japanese soldiers held out on limbs across the pacific refusing to surrender or not even knowing to surrender today several lost decades after japanese financial equity and property markets collapsed millions of salary men also refused to surrender the hope that one day their monthly allowance might actually increase alas the average japanese husband's monthly allowance has slumped to the lowest level since one thousand nine hundred two yes despite never ending the money printing by the bank of japan seven men and workers are still eagerly awaiting the dividends promised but. football and celery man fight on yes max keiser the salary man is the soldier of hoof refuse this terrorist surrender in this.


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