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this against russia. ukrainian army found to take the rest of regional capitals in the east block by block because residents flee in their tens of thousands artie's on the russian ukrainian border to meet those braving the crossing to try and help refugees. russian navy says it's chased away an american attack submarine near russia's coast in the arctic ocean not for the first time in recent years. but. for the terror that the israeli state is. well. israel renews its bombardment of gaza that has triggered mass rallies worldwide we report from london one of the many global protest against the spiraling palestinian deaths of.
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american airstrikes take out militant positions in iraq amid accusations washington is bombing the very same fighters it helped in syria. welcome my name is the harvey and you're watching r.t. international. ukrainian army says that it's getting ready to take lugansk under and yet skin the east street by street building by building the two cities are regional capital centers of anti-government resistance and now the target of a fierce military campaign. at least four people were killed in the latest attack on lugansk the army shelling has left much of the city in ruins this is take a look at a map they have of the areas that have been hit this is plotted by the local red.
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and as you can quite clearly say barely a spot that has escaped the onslaught of five hundred thousand people who used to live there almost half of them have now left real financial reports from the russia ukraine border where thousands are fleeing the war zone. it's the final countdown for lugansk and demands florins for now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and together meant forces the challenge in the region is intensifying we tried to cross the border to cover reveries to come the next checkpoint at the russian ukrainian border the line of cars and people stretches for kilometers and almost nobody is willing to cross into ukraine once you are through here we're in the empty terribly ration zone where no one can guarantee your safety for hours we search for a driver to take us towards the guns with little success then we met and at tolly
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he's sixty three years old and east from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then back to crane with a mission. when people escape from the attacks they took very little with them or that's why many of the refugees don't even have documents when they arrive in a new place so i bring them what they need. recently people have started to ask him to bring the winter clothes they've lost hope of a quick end to the crisis and the today says sometimes he arrives too late and the house he has been sent to has either been looted or lies in ruins we ask him to take us along on one of his salvage trips but he says he hasn't been able to get across the border for two days himself the reporter go on you don't know if you'll be shot at or not when you're driving through ganske there is an area the army uses to attack the city they're surrounded but they keep attacking the city. so instead
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we try to get to danny ask we ask an anti government fighter what lies ahead for alexander tells us his small town which lies between the city and the border has seen some of the most intense shelling in the area he's driving back there and he admits the rocky trace. really a boomerang but i think we don't want to lead there if you cross the russian border which is why they are shooting at the roads they're also trying to cut us off from humanitarian aid food and water alexander politely refuses to take us with him we take his number and agree to keep in touch to check on him and the road once he reaches his destination the wrong several times but no one is answering reef nationality on the russian ukrainian border. and playing an active role in care scrying down in the east is the national guard a privately funded group that largely consists of ultra nationalists here one of the units is on a witch hunt for what they call separatists and you can see soldiers storming
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a house they drag out a man and bait him her they then take him away in a car with a bag over his head. well the three thousand two hundred ukrainian soldiers who are unaccounted for may have been killed in eastern ukraine that is the number given to russian media by a defense ministry official that official said that the men were all surrounded while fighting anti government forces as little hope that they survived because only a handful of soldiers have managed to leave that area near done yet where it happened when the defense minister was asked when operations in the east would and he couldn't name a date or a month. now russia says that all relevant government government agencies have joined the search for a photo reporter who is missing in east ukraine he works for the russian rear navasky news agency and they stand in disappeared on tuesday in the latest reports
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suggest that he may be being held by ukraine security service kiev has made no comment and is providing no help in identifying the reporter's current location a string of journalists working for the russian media have been snatched by the authorities and his appearances led to a strong show of support on twitter the campaign has been launched by people concerned with stand ins fate and they are calling for him to be released and returned to his loved ones other suggest that kidnapping reporters will not prevent the truth from being told. central square is on fire again after a second attempt to clear it in as many days met with resistance activists there are refusing to leave despite all the efforts by police and city services to dismantle their their tents were seen burning but were later extinguished earlier scuffles broke out dozens of police injured and several protesters arrested the
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activist set car tires on fire blanketing the city center in thick smoke for my down activists metallic let's go as valve to clear the area play me here has already reached an agreement with those occupying the square and the city council building but as you can see there are a few signs to back that claim up. ukraine could cut the transit of russian gas through its territory here believes that that will help increase the pressure on moscow after sanctions were imposed by the e.u. it could also however and up hurting its allies as reports. obviously it will affect russia as shipments to hear about it will should look at the implications this situation will have on russia's european partners especially of the countries that are in the center in the east and in the south of europe some of them are getting as much as almost one hundred percent of their gas supply from russia via ukraine and of course with all those countries have already found themselves out in the cold literally here in the so-called gas wars between russia and ukraine some
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years back and they could be looking for another repetition of that experience if indeed ukraine does go through with its promise of sanctions and we may assume that ukraine wants to punish russia by imposing these sanctions but as a result what we're looking at really is ukraine punishing its european neighbors. meanwhile political analysts believe that ukraine's sanctions plan is likely to raise eyebrows among its european partners i see that this proposal will never gets reality since the pressure from brussels by commission and other actors from the national states but furthermore it shows that the ukrainian government is not willing to cooperate at all and sees only their own interest after hearing this is for all the states in southeast europe like. hungary serbia carrier to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create is not willing to guarantee it there
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will be other options. and one of the options to pump russian gas into europe while bypassing ukraine is the south stream project for now the construction of the pipe is stalling under pressure from e.u. lawmakers who argue it doesn't comply with certain regulations despite that though so the new european nations involved say they are ready to adopt the necessary laws in order to finish the construction. now an american submarine has reportedly been detected near russia's door than shaw's artes or mine cost as the full story. the american submarine was detected by a russian northern fleet in the barents sea near the russian border according to the commands of the russian navy they've pushed the vessel out of that area and the vessel had left after about half an hour contact now the submarine itself is reportedly all five virginia class it's
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a nuclear powered it's capable of carrying two swell tomahawk missiles as meanwhile the reconnaissance mission against russia continues both underwater and above ground as well in the sky just about a month ago a american spy plane was detected near the russian border the crew of the american spy plane reportedly headed to sweden in order to avoid confrontation with the russian fighter jets and they american the swedish authorities tried to keep. it for about a month but the swedish media wanted none of that so they had made a huge deal out of the story the u.s. embassy in sweden had to eventually admit that this fact had taken place and they apologized to this with his government for illegally crossing the border with sweden. at least five palestinians have been killed in gaza are a day after
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a fragile cease fire with hamas crumbled three bodies including one of a senior hamas official were found under the ruins of a mosque in total three mosques were destroyed overnight as israeli warplanes continued strikes on palestinian territories fighting erupted on friday breaching a brief calm in the month long conflict which is claimed to nineteen hundred palestinian lives and sixty seven israelis death toll triggered widespread protests across the west bank and we fear reports r.t. from ramallah where one of the fiercest clashes took place. behind me palestinian use caution with israeli. troops many have just buried their relative and friend twenty year old mohammad al qatari who was killed yesterday by a gunshot to his heart in clashes with israeli soldiers beside an illegal settlement nearby here earlier this morning another palestinian man a middle aged man succumbed to his were sustained in separate clashes in the south
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of the pied west bank yesterday a mass had called for a day of rage and thousands of palestinians came out yesterday and clash with his ready troops throwing stones and in some cases fireworks against well armed and well armored israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and in some cases gunfire now inside the gaza strip several palestinians are being killed including at least three children since israel resumed its operation against hamas hamas has resumed its rocket fire into southern israel the hamas movement wants to win serious concessions from israel mainly the lifting of the eight located over the gaza strip inside the perceived coast along all of gaza almost one third of the population remain in the displaced and today israel has stepped up its airstrikes on the gaza strip and its not only the west bank that is being built in protests thousands of
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londoners of also staged the must protest over events in gaza our correspondents all following protests in london and berlin. thousands have gathered here at b.b.c. had quarter of the world i says are saying this is their biggest rally to date in support of the palestinian people of the rally started here because. they got what they say that they will seize on their advice that was like in gaza the first time they're here but they're back because they feel that the message is not being heard the baby not present how could you want to know that they're now moving over to the u.s. embassy will be demanding the worst government stops you want and you sure you want to are demanding that was why he was also whether arms exports are going. to widen. arms exports to sue is the pressure cooker much on the american government to think why all this for the public she was
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writing so they can kill innocent children and women in palestine it's an absolute destruction of course comes of the wheels of foreign office there and this was resigning from the rubbish out of what she says that it was the only difference was . able to bring you the only as we got it was the protests. here in berlin we've seen a lot of people come out into the center of the city to show their support. and their opposition to the ongoing military operation is taking place from the israeli military just to we can see a flag in the shape of the the flag of the palestinian people. each color representing the names and the ages of somebody who's been killed since the current idea for peroration got underway what everybody is telling me here though is that this isn't an israeli demonstration it's not an anti jewish demonstration but this
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is a demonstration against this operation it is not about these trailers but because the government of these rights is ordering these atrocities. yes i will be against the same thing in the opposite side you know when and when you do want to see. innocent people to be killed majority of people here actually calling for we can see here for the people you caught that israeli goods are saying that that's the best way to try and try and send a message to israel to stop buying their products and hit them in the pocket rather than make any kind of anti semitic or anti jewish message. well across the world protests have been held to condemn the israeli operation in gaza which shows no sign of ending from australia to africa a number of nations a voice their anger today on the streets of new york are also expected to become the scene of a very public show of anger later today. inside israel itself there are
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many making their anger heard but as artie's paulus lire ports now there can be consequences to speaking out the war going gaza is becoming a hash tag hideki the air war in the skies has been joined by the hot air war online with almost two thousand casualties across the border it's no wonder many arab israelis are rebelling in support of the gaza brethren but sometimes there's a price to pay as russians are treating the most russia helped organize demonstrations against the israeli army and posted online about what he and others call the i.d.f. massacres in gaza police investigated me several times for my political activity especially during the war. also i have received through the phone through facebook by right wing callers who work for things like. killing and things like that several israeli mayors have suspended outworkers for
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posting support for gaza's fighters online some israeli universities hospitals and even mobile phone companies have followed suit one student who wore a t. shirt with the word palestine and a coffee or a traditional palestinian scarf now faces possible expulsion they are expressing their opinion it might be in a sarcastic way but it doesn't have any incitement to violence it doesn't have any incitement for its ism it doesn't call for any act of favor by a lens and therefore legally speaking it is part of the speech that should be given . section of the constitutional protection arab students were too frightened to speak to us on camera but what they would say is that the university had completely ignored posts calling for they did if the reality shows us not only now but also before that when it gets to the freedom of expression of the arabs it is easily more easily distracted deals with such cases as the hate of
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a worker's rights organization he's now contacted almost daily by arab and poor us who've been fired or suspended for speaking out against israel's operation in gaza even those who condemn the racism of far right wing israelis face punishment sadly we have been in this before the first second and to. situations but not like this time let's watch more wider. view for the softer faiths the situation of really going to the bad. i'm not feeling the government is doing anything for a country that claims to be the only democracy in the region it's a serious charge in today's world that the fight for public opinion is arguably as important if not more than what goes on on the battlefield as critics of israel's operation in gaza continue to climb both in and outside the country tel aviv will need to find a more efficient weapon than just merely trying to silence her detractors poilus
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here r t tel aviv. is going to run r.t. international a joint arctic exploration project of russian and u.s. soldiers and start drilling at the most northern oil well in russia. as f. scott fitzgerald might have said free trade agreements are a racket like the movies and the breadboards business you cannot be honest with admitting that it's constructive contribution to marry is exactly why the. zero. there's a medium leave us so we leave the baby. by the sea potions to cure. all your party is a goal. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from . politic. are to.
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choose your language. they fill in the. place of the choose the good consensus. choose the opinions the degrade to. choose the stories that impact the. truth access to your office to. welcome back the pentagon has released a video of the airstrikes against you how this militants controlling large and strategically crucial sways of northwestern iraq. if you can see an f. eighteen fighter jet ability rating artillery positions belonging to the islamic state terrorist group the attacks come after president obama's pledge to protect
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u.s. personnel in iraq against the rapid advance of the extremist result easy go piskun off reports washington could be targeting its own military hardware in fact. we're leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back today i'll summarize two operations in iraq. targeted airstrikes to protect our american personnel. and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of iraqi civilians the target this time is the islamic state formally known as isis a terror organization which hasn't only been rampaging through the country with tremendous speed and extreme violence but is even proclaimed its own state stretching from iraq to syria so radical even al qaeda says it's too much brutally murdering anyone even muslims in its way destroying call the state's attacking religious minorities taking control of key infrastructure including oil refineries
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and dams military hardware as well well certainly potentially more dangerous today than al-qaeda they are very extremely radical group with increasing capabilities keep abilities which you are only slowing state to set its sights way beyond iraq and syria. and continue. and no i don't know how to get to another but it wasn't until. you know that can i live in a lot of the know how to get out of the self and the model. because you can't buy shell love believe it illegal to sell enough i'll pay the one incapable of dealing with them on it's own bag to washington for help but where did the slumming state or isis fighters come from we are where we are because we armed the syrian rebels we have been fighting alongside al-qaeda fighting alongside i says isis is now in bold. and in two countries but here's the anomaly we're with isis in syria we're on the same side of the war so those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are
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allied with isis in syria that is the real contradiction of this whole policy the white house says that the limited u.s. military action in iraq could be extended but while deliberates the slammin state tightens its grip on iraq according to the un around two hundred thousand new refugees have fled their homes what isis claims it's made more than a dozen military gains over the past five days alone you are because of r t. washington says that its latest operation in iraq is aimed at containing the advance of the jihad this but many believe that they were given more than a leg up by the u.s. in the first place. we really have to look at the reorientation of western foreign policy in the middle east or the place because right now we have a situation where the west is opposing isis rebels in northern iraq and right we saw but has been tacitly or of personally supporting them in syria is madness these are u.s. weapons but u.s.
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weapons on all sides in this combat just stairs three years ago in libya and in so many wars when you are the supplier of weapons to the world seventy nine percent of weapons transfers into the middle east or from the united states you're going to have u.s. weapons on all sides which is just fine for absolutely our weapons makers looking for a profit but each fuels destruction. oil giants from russia and america have launched a joint project to explore the arctic or sniffed and exxon mobil are using a giant rig owned by norwegian company north atlantic drilling to work on an oil well that's the most northerly in russia during a teleconference to mark the launch for the mir putin had words of praise for america's exxon mobil and its cooperation in the project both u.s. and russian companies of express their long term commitment. so that when you are. the attention resources in this project can be compared with the biggest reserves
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in saudi arabia and are much bigger than the resources of the mexican goal of alaska or canada so we're paying special attention much. of them were the platform is located far out on the open sea so there is a multi level system of security here and we're using the latest technology. the sea where the two will be operating is covered with thick ice for most of the it but underneath is an estimated six billion tons of extractable oil it belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas the platform is capable of drilling down seven kilometers boy field of the center for policy studies think tank believes that despite sanctions this will be a successful example of international cooperation. this particular project they've been working on it for several years next our mobile have already invested many many millions of dollars they could do with the oil and they're going ahead the
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sanctions do not apply to this particular project because the deal was already signed the russian state oil company has a twenty percent investment by b p or mobil exxon are really looking to find new sources of hydrocarbons so they really need this and they've already invested a considerable amount of money so they'd have to write that off if things didn't go ahead so i think in that respect prospects are relatively optimistic. ok let's quickly run at some of the global headlines for you starting with an egyptian course having dissolved the political wing of the muslim brotherhood to prevent it taking part in parliamentary elections expected later this year the government declared the organization a terrorist group last year accusing it of supporting protests after the military
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removed president mohammed morsi and the party's leaders of previously being sentenced to death for charges of murder and inciting violence. meanwhile in pakistan supporters of an anti-government cleric have clashed with police in several cities at least seven people are reported killed in the violence and several more arrested canada based cadre returned to pakistan in june vowed to stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of corruption. of about with the latest news headlines hope to see at the top of the day stay with us here in our say never dull the kaiser reports up next. a few weeks ago we discussed detroit's plans to shut off water to those who can't pay their bills logically what a basic human the system he could get taken away some protesters gathered to give
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their opinion on the issue at our plaza and what is the response from the state maybe some sort of dialogue or explanation as to why they have to turn off the water you know they turned up on the high tech quote non lethal weaponry against the protesters they used an l. red system which basically blasted the protesters with sound which sounds but intended humane until you look into it and read that the weapon can cause permanent hearing loss the company even admits this is true at less than fifty meters we see all across the country so-called non-lethal weapons being used to very harmful and even to well we thought ns but why does this happen because they make breaking up protest easy unsafe for the cops remember in the old days when you had to physically break up protests well things like el read allow any coward to just flip a switch to disperse a crowd with not a drop of blood visible and the fact that it seems not harmful as the police to be justified in using it whenever they want for the sake of the constitution i think no police forces should be able to use the l.
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red technology but that's just my opinion. when the unit being union for them is to make ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the bathtub ration of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union the won't tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. for then. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser as f. scott fitzgerald might have said free trade agreements are a rock.

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