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reunited a day after being released from a russian prison of oil tycoon. meets his son in the german capital and hopes to see the rest of his family. washington their souls to reigning on accountable defense spending at the pentagon amounting to eight point five trillion dollars since nineteen one to six. new charges are thrown at him bottled former ruler hammad more see a prison break in two thousand and eleven as the latest dissent on the streets is stifled by police. i mean my life that the child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler while the political witch hunt in the knows no bounds we bring you the
story of a schoolboy thrown behind bars for showing support for the country's deposed leader . this is international coming to life from moscow hello and welcome to the program. he has met his son in berlin they form a oil tycoon trained to germany after being let out of the russian penal colony on friday following a presidential pardon. on of our ports now from outside the hotel where what our cost is believed to be staying i'm said just outside the hotel where we believe macau how to call spent his first night of freedom in ten years. from his own press service in a statement that they released we understand that he has already had
a meeting with his son pavel who flew from new york to to be reunited with his father and that he hopes to be soon able to meet with his mother and father who are who have been in russia now his mother has spent a rather lot of time here in berlin she's been receiving treatment for cancer here at city hospital and it was that the illness and the state of the health of his mother that led to mikhail khodorkovsky having his petition for a pardon being granted on humanitarian grounds a statement from vladimir putin's. spokesperson to meet the press corps. he said that of course he remains a russian citizen and he's free to live in russia if he would want to or he can come and live here in germany now also outlined exactly what because of course he sent to president vladimir putin he said there was two letters one of them was a personal letter to mr putin the other one was an official petition for full
release from prison on those he want to tarry in ground that was eventually granted because of the the state of his its mother's health he was released in order. to terry in grounds and is now we believe just behind me in the hotel here in berlin is said to give a press conference here in berlin at the berlin wall museum on sunday perhaps will get some more insight into what he intends to do in the future from that press conference one thing we do expect him to say that. conference's. former german foreign minister. now it seems that mystic and she was instrumental in bringing. in he supply the private jet that flew him from russia to germany it seems he also played a big role in obtaining a visa for his daughter called short notice to allow him to be here german chancellor angela merkel said that she welcomed. germany and that she thanked the she trying times dietrich genscher for the work that he did in bringing
a bit. german government for the work that they've done behind the scenes to ensure that because the cops he could come here to germany so that's how it stands at the moment will be waiting to find out what he says on sunday about any of his real future plans and the western wild has been debased lines behind me. but politician from the us skeptic. germany possibly if there's no hidden agenda in president putin's pardon the people of germany do know very little about what a i mean he was known as an oligarchy who had been put on trial in russia and send him to jail for the last ten years that is or you know the people in the west and would have forgotten so quickly what has happened after the to the brink of the soviet union the fall of the soviet union i mean it was in times of boris yeltsin they were the only guards would have taken over power and were most influential in
russia and to president putin came and you know be a criticizing today the influence of the other guy can the ukraine for example but we welcome somebody a representative of the group who has been imprisoned in russia i think that to the first message is to the russian people as well that the other guys have no influence on russian policy any more as into last ten years. and we'll be bringing you more news and perspective on we hail her that of course he's released throughout the day here on r.t. international and at our website r.t. dot com. the plan to go to has secured a six hundred and thirty billion dollar budget for next year even though it's failed to even account for the money it's received since nine hundred ninety six i was paying eight point five trillion dollars of taxpayer cash have gone to defense programs none of which has been ordered to there's a blank budget has sparked concerns of a potential fraud as gay or chicken reports. the pentagon is almost certainly the
biggest source of waste in the u.s. government of reuters investigation says since one thousand nine hundred ninety six the pentagon has spent eight point five trillion dollars in taxpayer money that has never been accounted for and nobody can say for sure how many billions of that amount were wasted on goods and services that were never delivered on over payments to contractors and many other things what does congress do about it nothing and national security expert steve miles serious here with me to help us crunch the these numbers even a half trillion dollars on accounting for a lot of money this is the kind of thing that you would think would bring capitol hill to a screeching halt they would be hearing this kind of almost daily you know various committees looking into it none of that just leads to massive waste and there can be all sorts of fraud that you don't know about just one example when the inspector general looked at iraq which was you know a lot of money but in the grand scheme just a portion of the money the us spends what they found was about fifty billion
dollars of the money the u.s. spent there was wasted about six billion dollars was completely lost they had no idea where it was completely unaccounted for and put that in perspective that's about the amount of money that other countries would spend on their defense in a year total and that's just the least pocket change that we lost in the couch one thing at found very interesting in this report is that the pentagon apparently using a standard operating procedure to enter false numbers or so-called blogs to cover lost or missing information in their accounting in order to submit a balanced budget to the treasury so they could write a new everything in this probably the most shocking part of this is that they get to the end of the day and they say oh there's money missing what do we do we'll just put a number in there that says it's there and we'll sort it out later i mean again this is this is the type of operating practice that if you did it in your own business if you try to do it with your own taxes for the government they haul you off to jail what contributes to the massive waste is the fact that for two decades the pentagon has dodged. audit which means nobody checked if the numbers in their
accounting made sense congress has just passed the budget that allocates around six hundred thirty billion dollars to the pentagon roughly the same amount as last year how much of that will be wasted taxpayers will never know in washington i'm going to check on our team. washington needs to wake up and stop cracking down on unaccountable overspending at the pentagon does the view over time us on account of douglas macgregor. i have actually been in this position when i was the director joint operations that shape headquarters for reasons that i did understand my pay was suddenly reduced and it took a year old to really straight to doubt it then subsequently i was paid money that i had actually earned but for reasons that no one could explain had not paid to me my point is that you're dealing with billions of people and a lot of instability a lot of movement and it's a difficult system to to work effectively this is an enormous problem and this is
something that absolutely must be addressed and addressed in a forthright manner at the moment no one on capitol hill seems terribly concerned. and u.s. intelligence expert gordon dunn says lawmakers have become increasingly corrupted by that ties to the military industry. we have so many defense entities that have gained so much power in washington over the past ten years certainly the. i consider the phony war on terror as been an opportunity for the defense industry to buy congress the pentagon it works much like the federal reserve we have overt and covert policies we have so many black budget a budget projects including nuclear weapons development projects that when dark is early as one nine hundred ninety one we have heard of none of the advances we know that were achieved during the strategic defense initiative in the eighty's and
ninety's the have all gone dark but they're continuing to eat funds and we're watching much of the military budget used for sustaining a top heavy military and air force for every third person is a general and in just a few minutes here on our team to national calving the first of its. groups a good political. discourse council wants to keep public order during the holiday season and in chasing special patrols to help those taking that celebrations a bit too far this story and much more to help by. this is the media leave us so we leave the media. doesn't pose a security for your party physical. issues that no one is asking
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they will. get to have you with us a chip continues to pile criminal charges on the president mohamed morsi is now facing trial of a prison break and twenty in lebanon during the uprising and. they were barak's regime and any public show of support for morsi can lead to serious attention from their so wishes however young their founders reports now on the story a one fifteen year old has suffered that. mohammad buckra waits at home for the return of his fifteen year old son credit jailed for taking a pro morsi religious school and its teachers notify the authorities when they saw the four think it symbol which commemorates the bloody august dispersal of citizens in support the troops asked if. i had been the first time in my life that a child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler resume and the rest warrants out for me for inciting my son to take the ruler to class but even if they look my son are probably ready to keep fighting
islamist supporters of morsi like mohammed say they are in hiding faithful of showing any allegiance to the oust of muslim brotherhood president. since they cleared the sit in some men started shaving their beards and the women to go off their new camps anyone who is against the coup does not sleep in their own homes they spend nights at friends or even in barns they're not even arresting activists but normal people the checkpoints because they look like islamists with a beard even the simplest expression of support for mohamed morsi like a piece of stationery puts people in danger both from the communities and the state hundreds of morsy supporters have been arrested and many face trial often lies overthrown by the military security forces say the crackdown is necessary to secure the country but human rights organizations say it's part of a wider clampdown on i the military backed government is determined to enforce new legislation banning protests without police permits so
now leading secular activists are on trial to change the. again to let the breakdown of political activists is normal and natural because it's easy to accuse them of. working for a foreign agency and charge them with treason or attacking people even killing them is part of a political game played by the state. the government insists on restricting and controlling demos to keep the peace but egypt's dissidents are determined to keep protesting no matter the consequences. for our team for shape. and this is a photo of chi lead in his classroom apparently shot on mobile phone and if you look closer you can see him giving a fingered salute a sign that can now apparently land egyptians and trail regardless of their age or trend and allen muhammad chairperson of the british egyptian for democracy group says the detention of the fifteen year old is far from an isolated case so this
fifteen year old child along with many many children are now placed in prison just because they have things simple symbol it's a symbol was false and is on the yellow background and he's actually placed in an adult facility alongside suds and rapists and criminals in fact this is actually outrageous but we're seeing is the military regime. going absolutely mad because a child is reminding its of its atrocities and the clear violations of human rights are taking place and as as you know at the moment there are many many children as well some of them we know about some we don't know anything about because once they're in prison you don't get access to a lawyer or medical attention. back in the u.s.s.r. why not as one seed of call will look at a study that suggests more than hopeful feeble living in a storm a soviet states wish the union had never disappeared even two decades after his
historic collapse. also prostitution was no limit as the world's oldest trade gets official support and canada learn more about the unanimous decision from the supreme court that. week associates documented their journey through central asia in search of media outlets willing to print u.s. diplomatic cables or see the movie in full on our website are to get off. the street interested in our strategic vision of. a larger covert team of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents from old zero zero the united states it's great. local media more. they encounter for your ignorance and pressure.
the country blocks the way to information freedom. media stars are today. i don't understand your correctly that you don't believe that ad words snowden performed a public service may be in the best interest of the united states but at least in the best interest of humanity here countries don't want to turn over their play book to the other side and that's essentially what's happened here it is true that it is heard a big debate about the role of our intelligence services in the united states i think that debate was coming anyway after nine eleven but i don't think we've had sort of anything in the interest of humanity served by this episode.
met him or even those who knew him briefly all say that he wasn't completely sane what was. like when you were talking to him and negotiating with him about the lives of these people you know he was very he was very. how can i say maybe on the drugs or medicines but he was listening maybe it wasn't the right place said the right moment. this is our international and now to some other world news in brief and these are live pictures from the international space station where a flat space will to replace a broken cool and more jewels on the way to nasa astronauts are carrying out the job which will take three separate spacewalks to be completed the pump in external cooling loop shut down last week and if it's not fixed they're saying it would have
to be abandoned. hundreds of farmers from the greek island of crete marched on the country's parliament in athens outraged by new property tax they clashed with police and threw oranges at them in defiance of new legislation which was introduced by the government as part of a stay with the measures to farmers who previously only had to pay income tax it could put many of them out of business. there is a protest as a tank a police station and humbugs and threw stones at cars after riley over the possible elect eviction of refugees from a nearby center a number of arrests were made and authorities declared the center a dangerous area warning of more demonstrations the cultural center of water flora has been occupied by refugees for over twenty years but the building is now under threat of collapse. if you've seen people have died in a series of our targets across iraq a senior military commander was killed during
a search operation for al qaeda fighters in the western province of anbar also in the west a gunman opened fire on a police checkpoint killing four officers while in the north two soldiers were killed in their count by mortar shells are she's keeping track of the violence in iraq in a special project that you can view on our website r.t. dot com. holiday season in this quarter's capital edinburgh is in full flower and so is the albert hall which accompanies it special but trolls and so-called blues buses are being deployed to maintain public order and hold those celebrating a little too hard on the sapphire three or. in the streets and pubs of edinburgh and the festive spirit is alive and well as the rudest and with the city's bars and he tells filling up the holiday season provides a much needed boost for the local economy. was.
that the right way. the scottish new year is known as hogmanay and the celebrations held in the city of renowned around the world being the hottest ticket. basically we have the tradition is that you're go round the houses and you take your you take a glass of whisky and some gold to keep you warm and wished you to to have a drink and i think new year's eve was invented by the scots but it's not cause for celebration ambulance and police start it's a busy period and in edinburgh this year number of schemes have been piss in place to try and provide support for the people here corson a little too mary safety's ames and to say called these buses will be an operation to try to take the strain off the local services the scottish ambulance service
says the buses will be there to treat those who suffered a minor injury or have simply overindulged so last the city gears up for a busy holiday season and as that midnight countdown is party goes here in edinburgh i asked to try and enjoy the spirit of the event just easy on the spirit . surfer r.t. edinburgh was. at the end of twenty first seen approaches out he's raking the said lucas bike and the main events that shaped this week. in bahrain international diplomacy stories of the year an agreement with the wrong and six world powers of the development of the country's nuclear program and while it's only a tentative six month agreement a warm relationship between iran and western powers is a much needed step toward stability in the middle east finally the most inspiring story of two thousand and thirteen has to be edward snowden in this courage to come
forward and reveal an out of control and unconstitutional global spying machine infiltrating all of our lives has changed the world as a result of snowden's actions we now have documented proof of just how severely the intelligence community has violated our fourth amendment rights and now we have the knowledge we need to fight back. and the viewers have all seen to national can watch breaking the set next but if you're watching us from the u.k. . it's going and. we've reported on this ratio before debt to g.d.p. growth and going back to the one nine hundred fifty s. it was almost one to one so marriage there were issues of dead and they'd get some
some kind of g.d.p. kick as a result of it but it requires more and more debt to. quibble and same g.d.p. dollar of growth what we now have is clearly a case of zombie banks and zombie corporations that would not survive if they were being transfused with more debt continuously which means that good businesses are being crowded out by zombies and it also means that you've got a. total loss of competitiveness this is the worst thing really that quantitative easing is done to america. on the money with the business of russia use. deliberate torch is on
a big journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred ton two cities of russia. relate fourteen thousand people . or sixty thousand women. in a record setting trip by land air. and others face. olympic torch relay. on our. merry christmas happy kwanzaa happy belated hanukkah and happy festivus everyone happy martin this is great in the set while guys this is our last show of the year and given that news can be really effing depressing we thought would be quite appropriate to take a quick look back at some of the most helpful lifting and encouraging moments of
two thousand and thirteen incredible technological advances were made from ultra efficient solar power to prenatal d.n.a. sequencing perhaps most incredible was the advent of three d. organ printing yes for the first time ever three d. printing technology was used to build tiny bits of organs although we're still years away from fully grown organs that can be built from an individual's own cells this development means one day people will no longer have to wait on a transplant list now staying on the world of game changing technology last month nasa launched maven a space probe that's being sent to mars to study the martian atmosphere and determine how the planet went from being richer to water the barren red rock that we know it is today the discoveries that maven makes may revolutionize our understanding about space and the atmosphere of planets but another story that shook up the status quo here on earth as why is courageous decision to legalize them. marihuana amazingly the country's president hosts
a move he was able to complete abysmal failure of the world's war on drugs same quote einstein said there's nothing more absurd than trying to change results by always repeating the same formula that's why we're trying other methods whom he that world the new law could save why which spends eighty million dollars a year on drug trafficking millions of dollars but here in the us so we saw one of our own bigoted laws shot down when the supreme court overturned the federal defense of marriage act since then we've seen seven states legalized same sex marriage just yesterday new mexico supreme court gave same sex couples the right to wed take that all the countries out there with repressive gay laws moving on to one of most inspiring international diplomacy stories of the year an agreement with the wrong and six world powers of the development of the country's nuclear program and while it's only a tentative six month agreement
a warm relationship between iran and western powers is a much needed step toward stability in the middle east finally the most inspiring story of two thousand and thirteen has to be edward snowden in this courage to come forward and reveal an out of control and unconstitutional global spying machine infiltrating all of our lives has changed the world as a result of snowden's actions we now have documented proof of just how severely the intelligence community has violated our fourth amendment rights and now we have the knowledge we need to fight back now let's break the set. theory. that. will make their.