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the president's speech of large immigration says russia is not seeking to dominate the globe on does capable of defending itself to protect its values. all of the options including sanctions are on the table. washington puts more weight behind antigovernment protesters but not everyone is on board. it's democracy and revolution it's a national review's the coup they instigate people to break the law. we're told for the demonstrations in ukraine her worn out all the focus of a western media. plus israel and saudi arabia reportedly tag team of a common interest in the middle east also falling out of washington on syria and iran.
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says are seen to national coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the park around the russian president has championed traditional values at his state of the nation address and stressed the country can defend itself if needed be led to putin touched on a wide range of topics in his speech from the economy to international politics. was listening to all the top man at the kremlin had to say. perhaps one of the main points made by the president in his address was his view off russia's role in the world and he says moscow is all looking at dominating anyone but it is going to continue protecting traditional values since clearly there is rising international demand for that. matter with we know that there are even more people around the
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globe who support our position in terms of insuring traditional values these are the values of traditional family and the value of human life including religious life that is not only material life but also spiritual. of course this is a conservative position but the point of conservatism is not that it hinders the movement forward and upward but that it precludes the movement backwards downwards back towards chaos and the barbaric state diplomacy is another issue touched upon by the president specifically the recent diplomatic breakthroughs with the syrian chemical weapons deal and the iranian nuclear program basically mr putin said that these should be views you would as examples of that diplomacy can work and that the united nations should be viewed as one of the main forces in that regard now this brings us to the missile defense system an issue which has been one of the key
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stumbling blocks in the relations between moscow and washington for years with the us giving this theoretical threat from iran as one of the main reasons behind the system's construction and now to the russian president since there is progress the area with the iranian nuclear program perhaps there is nor more reason to build that shield which moscow does see as a threat to its national security and one of the ways to protect security is to further develop the military sector and for further develop the army in general the president spoke on that as well you know when you look at what you do see unless it was more sinister that no country should harbor illusions of achieving military dominance over russia we will never let it happen russia is ready to meet those challenges both political and technological that we've got all the potential needed our military doctrine as well as our military equipment allow us without a doubt to ensure russia's security which now finally the president also spoke
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about russia's relationship with the europe and its former soviet allies or the c.i.s. now of course he said that moscow isn't a looking at backing down from its eurasian union plans but it's also not going to stand. against the desire of its allies to move closer with europe but it's not done with a hot head but through negotiation and working together. and also in his address in touch upon the situation in ukraine retracing russia's proposal of economic integration equal turns live now to the scenes of paul scott is in the ukrainian capital for us hello that poll and that's been the three weeks of public theory is that any signs of progress have dying down. or the mood amongst the protestors is as defiant as ever and the blockades and barricades set up around independence square i was large as ever before they've been reinforced with sandbags filled with
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snow with barbed wire on benches and although the situation in kiev right now it feels quite calm the threat of sanctions is hanging over the country as well u.s. secretary of state john kerry said that america was disgusted by the events on tuesday night when the police began dismantling the barricades built by the protesters a motion to now says they could consider sanctions if violent returns to the streets of kiev. what are strong message was on the ground all policy options including sanctions are on the table in our view but obviously that still is being evaluated. meanwhile the use foreign policy chief catherine ashton has reiterated the president on a code which doesn't tend to sign the eight year association agreement forging closer ties with europe in fact he sending a delegation to brussels to try to negotiate a deal he of course initially postponed plans to sign the deal saying that in its current form it was damaging to the ukrainian economy and whether this is going to
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be enough to appease the protesters behind me with some members of the opposition reiterating that their number one on the still the resignation of the president on a pool is called live from kiev paul thank you very much indeed for that update. amid many voices of support from washington supposing ukraine's opposition political expert richard baca told us these statements have little to do with backing to mock recy it's clear that the what the united states government is after is regime change in the ukraine and it has nothing to do with what they say they're concerned about that as you know through her rights and democracy you know we saw i still. question of the occupy movement in dozens if not hundreds of cities carried out in an organized way in the ordinary did world record by the federal government against people who were peacefully focusing here and now we hear. these kind of
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statements coming when in the ukraine it's clear that the users of that position are trying to overthrow the government they're not just engaging in peaceful protests they are engaged in a process which they hope will bring about regime change and in that campaign they have the full backing of the u.s. and nato ukraine has always faced a deep divide as you can see on this mob here's a clue truly it's played in halls with the western part of gravitating towards europe while in these ties with russia have traditionally been stronger and bareilly as have fallen short of the mass media attention as all she's really going to chicago for. it's new it's hip it's exciting it's a revolution and like moths to a flame the bright lights of rebellion are drawing in western politicians political has been to even homegrown rock stars all keen to breathe the air of change to
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stick pictures in the fashionable message the foreign media is having a blast to the chest here feel they're fighting for the future of the country pro european protesters clashing with police they saw these agreements as a chance to open ukraine up to european business ideas rule of law standards here my done has received a mass amounts of airtime in mass media both at home and abroad but this will fact is the opinion of people here is not necessarily representative of the opinion in all of ukraine in fact it's just the opposite but you wouldn't know it just by watching the news but here's the other side of ukraine's protests the invisible one they may go unnoticed by the media but thousands of people are rallying in many cities. right on traded to join the e.u. and opposition instead of taking students and schoolchildren to the square should sit down at the negotiation table and help find the best solution for our country.
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and we've gathered to say no to the orange strange they captured buildings brought the work of the government is unacceptable and will only home ordinary people. the message doesn't fit the pretty picture of a trend a revolution. that if you think it's democracy and revolution it's a nationalist the coup they instigate people to break the law they want to grab power and their ukraine apart. unlike the people yelling ukraine is europe in capitals independence square these people have been looking at the possible consequences of the trade deal with europe some is america ready and we don't want to. to rise and pensions and salaries frozen or not aboard the only meters for cheap labor or to buy their products unlike the protests in kiev these rallies aren't marred by the presence of masked men ultra radical slogans or tumbling
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monuments and because for the media if it bleeds it leads only telegenic revolution gets a chance to be heard and seen in key of it in a ghost go r.t. . israel and saudi arabia are reportedly cementing an unlikely partnership with both countries increasingly alienated by their longtime ally and merica washington's diplomatic approach to syria and iran has fallen afoul of israeli and sound interests in the region he's gay nature can now report. the two countries saudi arabia and israel found themselves in one but in their frustration over washington israel and saudi arabia hate the nuclear deal that the u. was not the world power struck with iran and israel is very vocal about it the saudis are a little bit more restrained but the saudi intelligence chief said there would be
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a major shift in dealings with the us saudi arabia wanted the us to go all in on syria the u.s. instead went along with russia's proposal and cut a deal with the syrian leadership to get rid of chemical weapons there saudi arabia and israel are very suspicious of each other the saudis oppose the creation of the jewish state they support the palestinian cause so it's too early to speak of friendship but washington definitely brought them closer together at least in their desire to threaten war saudi arabia is now reportedly working with israel on a plan to attack iran it reportedly gave israel the green light to use its airspace in the case of a strike and pledged other assistance here in washington these were the lobby is fighting what they describe as a tendency in the u.s. to disengage from the middle east the apac meeting was all about it they talked about how war fatigue in the u.s. could be a reason for washington to want to be less involved in regional affairs they saw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary as
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a signal pointing in that direction of course the obama administration quickly reassured everybody that the u.s. will not stop interfering in the affairs of the region but israel and saudi arabia are not so sure at this point or they don't see the kind of interference that they would want to see i'm going to shut down in washington. and spoke with the sound of prince who defected from his royal family calling them an oppressive regime he believes the u.s. is prepared to sanctify is the integrity of regional alliances for its interests. yes i'm a bit lazy about it but i believe the main reason for the change in america's alliances in the middle east is the issue of the nuclear program and that's a shift in the u.s. approach to iran from one of confrontation to one of containment this is the main reason even if it does come at the expense of america's strategic allies like saudi arabia and israel it is of utmost importance to the u.s.
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and its interest in the middle east us foreign policy takes care of its own interests but our strategic alliances with israel under nonpermanent alliances like with saudi arabia with the medical interests are much more important to washington than alliances and let's not forget that saudi arabia and israel always need washington support militarily and on the intelligence level as well as many other aspects they need the u.s.c. and they rely on it. when it's a former u.s. diplomat jong un says israel and saudi arabia are especially pyrrhus over washington's rapprochement with everyone both countries israel and saudi arabia are very annoyed or frightened right now because of american policy toward iran what's happened to annoy you frighten both of them is that first of all obama actually call and talk on the telephone to his counterpart stopping an american president and for decades and second meeting in geneva actually produced an agreement which
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looks like iran will make significant changes in its nuclear policy in exchange for a lessening of sanctions face keep to the agreement then we will definitely be less i think sanctions and this is driving israel and saudi arabia nutz. still ahead in the program we're here on elsie international extending complete times to fall with the u.k. set to increase its foreign aid budgets. down well with those still struggling to make ends meet at home. but when you talk about working with the society the one who do you think should be in charge of determining we try to tell it should be the people shouldn't be the government this is not the issue about right or left it's an issue about fundamentally it's more extremist. so what we need to avoid these global hate
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speech is true of all. this excessive radicalization that can lead to even to terrorist. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. really by forging those new people for sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. olympic torch relay. on our t.v. on to dot com.
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you're altering our scene to nationals good to have you with us let's move on now with the recent improving its economic growth these days the reason money in the bank and now there are plans to spend more of it on foreign aid but as archie's laura smith reports the motion is puzzling some who believe the funds would be better spent on the needs of the country's taxpayers. britain's economy is growing better than expected so more money in our pockets to relieve some of the misery at home lift people out of poverty help them pay their heating bills but controversially and despite cuts and hardship home the more positive figures will also mean increasing the amount the u.k. sends abroad in foreign aid not because there's more suffering in the world but to meet an arbitrary target of not point seven percent of national income the british
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government seems set on increasing amount of money sending in overseas aid merely for the sake of meeting a particular target not. target driven rather than policy which is the the worst kind of way to set policy but we think it's irresponsible of the british government at the time when money is very tight for everyone for families from the government to be sending more and more typos money abroad particularly when a lot of the current defeat budget is not being spent very well money gets lost through fraud money's being spent in countries british even have their own aid programs to other countries it means sending a billion pounds more over the next five years and where's that money going well over the last five years nigeria has received more than a billion pounds from the british taxpayer it's got its own space program and is mired in corruption an estimated several billion pounds are stolen from the states every year by corrupt officials and politicians and india also trying to push
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a man in space they get two hundred eighty million pounds a year from britain and they've got their foreign aid program worth one point three billion dollars the g.a.c. accountability report shows the u.k. already spends more percentage wise on foreign aid than any of the g eight country and the greatest irony britain is still borrowing billions of pounds every month and now growth is on the up it will be borrowing more than it has to just to give us a way. in the meantime while david cameron may have admitted he has concerns of a public sector pay restrains westminster is set for an eleven percent rise in wages the premier himself has expressed surprise at the ruling but the parliamentary watchdog in charge claims the move won't cause the taxpayer a single penny less now live to london and our correspondent is waiting for is that
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so what kind of decision are we looking at here. well we've got the report from the independent parliamentary standards authority or as the name that was released today will take you see some of the proposals because at the heart of this is what it's a call a one off pay uplift which would take m.p.'s page from sixty think as it stands right now seventy four thousand pounds and we've come into effect in may two thousand and fifteen but of course you talk about m.p.'s getting a pay rise and you get a predictable response from many members of the public perhaps surprisingly many politicians criticising the idea of a pay raise at this time including the prime minister who warned the body to rethink that decision of any proposed pay rise now it's got to be a bit careful with this because it was set up the way it's the expenses scandal and
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so what they're saying is that actually these proposals are cost neutral to the taxpayer it won't cost the taxpayer any more and that's because they say they're trying to curb. benefits and pensions and if you look at the statement that was released today with the report from its chairman he said that for the first time m.p.'s pensions will be set independently and away from the deals cooked up in westminster with sweeping away the out of date and overly generous benefits so the proposals today really have surfaced on a collision course with politicians who are going to be complaining about this saying it's absolutely outrageous that this should happen at this time but it is worth remembering that of course that is linked to these curbs on benefits is going to be very interesting to see how the fallout from these proposals plays out. for us live from london sara thank you very much. he used to lead this triangle to
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president assad but have not been thrown out of the way himself on l.t. dot com we'll tell you why at the top western banks opposition commander had to run for cover and for leave his country. lost china and america face another trade spot after beijing turns away a field congar of the u.s. growth of corn in less than a month all of the seeds of discord or not he's a website. right to see. her story. and i think you're. on our reporters would. be a little little. british
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prime minister david cameron is aiming to renegotiate britain's relationship with russell's ahead of the proposed in out referendum however analysts are warning that picking and choosing which e.u. policy is to follow would destabilize the entire block his tests on senior high cities. where does the u.k. stand or want to stand in the e.u. well there are two possible scenarios one it stays in the union with a really good position everybody is happy with or to an outright exit the european union is standing. fortunately we can. simulate a debate or war games organized by the think europe is but it taste of how difficult possibly painful any process could be now while the difference is a bow and everybody was in agreement. this is across the continent even saying
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that it is more of a euro phobia now in real life in britain the wheels have been churning one of the most sensitive topics related to. of immigration pointing out what they say is an exploitation of the british welfare system which russell says is not backed by any concrete evidence is adamant that it is cherry picking what. is essential if not a possible exit. britain's just cherry picking it simply isn't the case. that the european union is actually failing on the grounds that it's losing track in the globally competitive marketplace we've a long tradition of democracy we can't leave people feeling completely. out i think britain is heading towards the exit a key question coming out of that simulation is what exactly does the u.k.
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want and ask for europe how much is there willing to give to keep the u.k. happy if at all. this is a council in dallas texas has introduced a new law pushing the brakes on the fracking industry it essentially means the trading a wells will move will be more and will move rather far from residential areas the move comes after texans with major concerns that show gas trading is putting biased them in their homes a tryst to stay as it is shaken by a string of us quakes in the past few months with scientists suggesting nearby a training might have caused a seismic activity environmentalist mogs out of you mccord was a big council meeting and agrees fracking should not take place anyway near population centers. they weren't drilling in our densely populated urban areas they were drilling out in remote areas with low population where they weren't doing any damage or destruction to anything when you start coming into an area with that
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dense the population bringing in all that truck traffic all those chemicals to be exposed into the air in the water in the soil where people are harmed and where traffic accidents are are prevalent and were spills of chemicals are dangerous that becomes a whole different deal other cities are looking to what we're doing there are already tightening up their ordinance and other places are looking to tighten up ordinances so yeah this probably will set a precedent and it's probably a pretty major one. coming up next to no it's a cultural is nice nationalism and while it's a bond with exxon it might. as
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we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the l. call gets flowing they're also a great time for us to argue about everything from politics to religion with the ones we love but if you happen to be an n.s.a. agent and the government has an official list of talking points that way you can win those family arguments for sure yeah that's right the government is now giving n.s.a. agents lists of very corny talking points going to firedoglake so that way they could convince their relatives over the holidays of just how awesome effective and necessary the national security agency truly is despite all those little revelation thinks of mass spying by snowden trust me talking points exist for a reason political social and religious organizations and use them so that when their members who may not be the best debaters on the planet can defend the positions of the organization and i would have no problem with the if they gave this list to agents they could answer questions from journalists but when the government wants you to propagandize your friends and family over christmas and thanksgiving it all seems kind of cultish to me that's just my opinion.
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welcome to the party george w. bush famously said that democracies don't go to war spit upon it out that's a quote that is often recycled by westerns. magicians when they see people in other countries taking to the streets and yet over the past few years we've seen quite a few examples of supposedly democratic protests degenerating not just into violence but into fully blown wars how do we strike the balance between the demands of democracy and the needs of security well to discuss that i'm now enjoying the art of the new year the secretary general of the organization for security and cooperation in europe mr zinni or thank you very much for
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a time we are speaking in key of the capital of ukraine which is overtaken by protesters who disagree with barack government's decision not to align itself a bit more closely with europe and so far at least it's been relatively bloodless there been a couple of clashes but. thankfully no casualties even though you know both sides accusing each other of violating the law i wonder how do you draw the line between . the democratic protest and the riot and isn't it's similar it's you know on you know that distinction between terrorism and freedom fighting you know something that is essentially in the eye of the behold there i would say there is no absolute rule and certainly one cannot come from outside and say this is this is the line and each country has to find its own way its own way and strike its own its own balance. in the u.s. see this is a debate where we're having internally of course and what we see is that different
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countries see this differently and in fact they tend to draw the line in different places the debate we have is among other things also about this and it's a very central point. the way we interpret security in the u.s. see is that security goes well beyond the military relationships and the security or be disarmament issues security is also stability of our societies. must be based. on some fundamental values human rights and the principle of the rule of law. saw this is what also stands for but of course the devil is all is always in the details so how how much can you. force a rule of law and implement the laws to the detriment of potential freedoms freedom of. expression of world one's views and the vision of the freedom of assembly and
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older than we've seen statements by the government here. referring to the fact that there will be investigations if there have been abuses or setter but but it's a matter of all sides acting responsibly absolutely but i think and i know that you matter that the foreign minister a few criminal histories that all sides have to respect the. i think we can also see from some of the european countries the reaction from them has been that you know the people's right of free assembly has to be respected there's a lot of emphasis on the right to assemble freely and i think it's not that simple because strict politics is obviously a very imprecise masher of assessing democratic attitudes and people who gather it in the center of key of these the stadium of nothing less than the resignation of the.

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