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syrian forces launch their biggest sweep against protesters in the northwest with reports of several killed as russia reges the un to get both sides into towards. israel and authorizes its special forces to shoot up palestinian protesters as they prepared to march in support of a un bid for independence claiming it's to prevent bloodshed. and a gas impasse between ukraine and russia with price talks in prospect but turbulent times ahead. kiev has backpedaled on its decision just to russia in order to have the two thousand the contracts revised while moscow says that in any case it is ready to battle it out in court join me for all the fresh details from ukraine's
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capital g. . international news and comment live from moscow this is r.t. good to have you with us this hour more deaths are being reported in syria where security forces have launched raids in the northwest to stop protestors escaping across the border into turkey meanwhile russia is running members of the un security council to encourage the sides to stop violence and start negotiations and criminal leaves president assad as works to change the situation on the ground through reforms and his efforts deserve some credit and the u.s. and its west european allies are pushing for action against president assad's regime which they've already sanctioned french political analyst believes there's an underlying motive in calls for protecting syrian civilians. sanctions in general do not work because countries always find ways to go around the sanctions and so on the sanctions would start only
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a little tired we go on with reduction of vial although they would be banning of importation so it's not like logical and most probably syria would find different outlets who are very it's ideal in every single one of these situations because every time that the west or other countries talk about humanitarian intervention the question that needs to be asked is why there is that dimension in some countries but not in others for example in bahrain the people wanted to get rid of their regime but since it was so close the u.s. is no question of a humanitarian intervention and there is no question of them financially saudi arabia no question of intervention to help the palestinians so the humanitarian question cannot be de forced from political and economic questions you have to find the political economic and military interests before you start believing in humanitarian reasons because most in all so-called interventions humanitarian interventions you know the reason which is far more important are serious struggle
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drags on let's see how it's impacting on the people of the stricken country what he said in a going to go is there and has been meeting those at the sharp end of the sanctions . and the dealer is a master barber the old small his shop was floored until it all ended in a snip. can mean a customer's that would come from a forest when the kilometers away from damascus but now the flow has come down a while first came the under arrest then the crackdown then the west quickly stepped in with sanctions for. the economic pressure on reaching the political stop the bloodshed and to help the people of syria to achieve their legitimate aspirations at first all major credit card transactions were stopped earlier this month but mainly affected foreign tourists because fear runs its own payment system and those with syrian accounts didn't feel the pinch however of the e.u.
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and the us are tightening their grip by imposing oil embargo on them ask us so will that have any probable effect on the people here long ago about one or sanctions will have a negative effect on syrian economy it's a diversified economy with a stable death which gives it a certain immunity against these sanctions. and this is not just government gloss in the face of impose adversity syrian opposition figures are also unconvinced but for a different reason. the syrian government have chosen their path and no matter what measures are taken against them will continue down that road. sanctions are sold as a precise weapon to hit the regime where it hurts but syrian analysts say there are two plans a tool and it's the people who will suffer the most when you are talking above. or . call it brought it on my life as well so yes it is i'm. not only that but while the power dealers of the west in syria trade insults and blows
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for syrian workers like my dear the daily battle is to keep his modest livelihood together while hoping for the best he can go r t damascus syria. over libya the old regime may have been toppled but the fighting showing no sign of letting up and the rebels say they've done enough talking will stay with the latest from the front line in the hunt for colonel gadhafi as his loyalists remain determined to the end. will still come to europe's financial bosses plan on tightening their grip on the rest of the eurozone and give brussels a bigger role. in all that still to come but first israel is to allow security forces to shoot at palestinian protesters who are preparing to march in support of their bid for statehood at the u.n. later this month tel aviv claims it's trying to prevent bloodshed by arming settlers in the west bank for self-defense. is across the militants. in some
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quarters there is talk of a third intifada that some will say will be as bloody and as violent as the first two seculars of whom there is some four hundred thousand living in the land that has come to an a half million palestinians in the west bank are bracing themselves for violence as is the israeli army and the israeli police now for several months the israeli army has been preparing an operation it calls operation santa seeds and it's now in the final stages of putting the finishing touches in place to this and we're being told that they have cases as resigned around every six women in the west bank and what this means is that palestinians who approach that beyond that red line will be shot at michaels this is what has commissions exists now that also has been intensive training in terms of our security groups within these terrorists they have been participating in girls that are on these people and exerting ses even provided with stun grenades with water cannons as well as with tear gas canisters on saturday we
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saw the largest protests in this country's history way some four hundred thousand demonstrators took to the streets of ten cities here in tel aviv was one of the focal points a number of speakers a number of artists addressed the crowd they spoke about making history they said really that this was a turning point in the history of this country what protesters have been demanding for the better part of two months is the social issue just as we did what they say is that in the time now the government needs to be less focused on issues of security and focus on internal problems problems such as the high cost of living in this country and this is a criticism netanyahu is facing of criticism that he is spending too much time on issues on the international agenda rather than addressing real domestic concerns here at home talking to protesters there. in. and of being out of touch with people in israel are concerned about. parties paulus live there
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and one peace activist from a joint palestinian israeli n.-g. o. has told r.t. the television turns to provocation israel with protests it may be an indication of the kind of provocation the government is interested to to arm the settlers we. already existing failure the settlers are not the one to be attacked in most of the cases the palestinians are they be attacked raise the settlers the settlers are heavily armed from the very beginning of the israeli occupation in the west bank and gaza. what is important is not that we have more arms you cannot add more to the maximum the question is what is the intentions of the government and this is what is worrying me brutal reaction from these really. brutal policy babies really government need be confronted with a mass demonstrations instead he is ready to be the head of nato says the alliances
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military intervention in libya will not end with the capture of colonel gadhafi on the front line rebel forces are waiting for the green light to crush one of the last remaining pockets of resistance by had a few supporters rebel negotiators say ceasefire talks in the town of bani walid have broken down but the country's interim government is certain there's still hope for a peaceful solution the national transitional council says two of the colonel sons who have been blocking the surrender of bani walid have now left the area unclear number of gadhafi loyalists are holed up in the town one hundred fifty kilometers from tripoli and only been given until saturday to lay down arms one or listen making a stand and get after his hometown of sirte and several other areas it was not his merry financial reports it's the battle for bani walid that could prove decisive. they've been preparing for this operation for quite a long time with nature helping them clean cast towards boring military facilities in the area anyway lead has always been known as
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a stronghold and people from this area have since the beginning of this conflict here in libya been fighting against rebels all across the country and have been dying for khadafy and all the time in supporting gadhafi has provided them with a very good emission and the past weaponry so that's clear that it will not be easy for the rebels to take control over this area while they need is actually could duffy who have been known and well the hunt for him not surprisingly remains the country's number one priority is thought to be right now with his sons in this area this is. one more reason to take control over this area as the national transitional council has repeatedly been claiming recently that really is not secure and is not safe and they're working hard to try to restore in the
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country on the territory now controlled technically by the national transitional council that we see on the ground actually make. out that they are successful so far apart from humanitarian challenges the sticky and the triacs to ease the currently facing such as severe shortages shortages of water food medicine and he will politically situation is very unstable the city is full of armed people we've been clear agenda many of them very young with little knowledge of how to use weapons and it's quite unclear who is controlling them. while the situation in libya remains tense russia is building up its relations with the country's new government after recently recognizing the rebels as the legitimate authority in libya has now invited officials for economic troubles which are expected to place this week and we'll keep you posted on what happens there.
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british prime minister david cameron has called for an inquiry into claims that you can target insurgents extradited terrorist suspects to libya allegations surfaced after human rights groups and from police found documents outlining m i six and cia rendition programs former british intelligence officer and in russian expects a probe will be brushed under the carpet when david cameron calls for an inquiry into these allegations he's been critically disingenuous under the u.k. law the inquiries act two thousand and five any inquiry this is established including this in this torture inquiry headed up by somebody to get it circumscribed by the very organizations that are being investigated in this case my five and i six so it's going to be toothless plus of course the other consideration with this is that's a piece of gibson himself he's heading up this inquiry was actually intelligence services commissioner for five years prior to taking on this role so he's been cozying up to the intelligence services in the u.k.
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for five years i doubt he's going to unearth anything deliberately perhaps he probably would shine a bright light on the dark corners should we say he'll be for instance intelligence agencies they will have lost all credibility they have double deals in libya for decades now and really their chickens are coming home to roost and i can't see how any government that comes into power in libya will trust whatever m i six or the british government now says. an emotion thought to be a little earlier scuffles are broken out both inside and outside a court in cairo where former president hosni mubarak's trial has resumed the hearing was disrupted when lawyers for both the prosecution and the defense had to be separated by police outside hundreds of demonstrators including relatives of those killed jennifer every uprising attempted to break through the main gates and gain access to the call for senior police officers due to testify against mubarak at monday's hearing which will be behind closed doors the eighty three year old is charged with corruption and ordering the killing of eight hundred fifty protesters to egypt's revolution that took. other protests have been continuing elsewhere in
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egypt with millions of people still unhappy the slow pace of reforms in try. ukraine says it's now willing to negotiate average gas prices with russia after the kremlin said it would rigorously defend the already agreed deal in international courts foreign minister sergey lavrov met his ukrainian counterpart to talk energy costs after he have pushed for a new discount because of struggles in paying the current contract like she has just he has more on this. well certainly over the last seventy two hours it clearly seems that the temperature in this new gas crisis has reached critical level especially with somewhat sensational the very loud statements made by president bush president of ukraine he plans to sue russia in the international court to have the two thousand and nine gas contracts revised it also was a very stern reply coming from the kremlin the presidential press office said that should ukraine decide to take this case into international court in stockholm then
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russia would be ready to stand its ground and that of the law the international law was on its own russia side believing that russia would achieve victory should this law suit a cure now the situation has changed dramatically over the past twenty four hours with the ukrainian prime minister to go as out of saying that until the new price is agreed until the new contract is signed the ukraine will be sticking to the current contract and will be fulfilling all of legations this contract playing up to four hundred u.s. dollars for one thousand cubic meters of russian gas which is the market price and this is the price which ukraine has been pretty much on happy with russia is not as strong or dependent on the ukrainian gas transportation system as it was back in two thousand and nine now we know according to russia's prime minister vladimir putin the north stream pipeline will be launched pretty much soon in fact it's a test run will be started to morrow on tuesday and winter standouts in the months in a month's time the european consumers germany in particular will be receiving the gas
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through the north korean pipeline does that is something which was not existing in two thousand and nine also wonder stand that the south stream pipeline is also going to going to be completed in the near nearest future so this means that the european consumers have nothing to worry about according to all the officials in mosul in the astrodome in the russian energy ministry and in the kremlin and we will not see another gas war which would affect the european continent this time around. well let's hear from you on the business about how the markets energy industries are reacting to all of this so you know what is the situation at this stage of the day our bill there's no market reaction at all so far but we know that the deceiver start from being over and many analysts agree that well there are a lot of thorny issues to be salt and whether some progress has been made and we know that ukraine has given up plans to restructure or close down nafta guess the companies say that it will or not the current gas deal between gas from enough to go and also it wants to renegotiate gas prices but russia's castro is saying that
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it grain can see a lot of gas price only if. actually ukraine increase to a merchant between russian and after the russian gastronomy korea now to get out but unfortunately enough to be saying that russia will not see a market from those two companies because this would give prussia access to ukraine's gas transit system however many experts agree that it's hobson's choice but will be joining you shortly. patience is rapidly running out at the european central bank with greece being ordered to sharpen its acting cutting back because agreed in its brain are the euro zone's your debt is widening in the e.c.b. chief wants to give brussels a bigger role in her country's manage their own affairs analogies don't you bushell is there. greece could fail to get its second bailout if it fails to carry out the terms of its first one that's according to the european central bank chief trish a he said it's absolutely imperative to tighten monitoring of countries in the euro
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calling for a single european government to impose economic decisions on countries according to tradition more governance within the eurozone is absolutely essential i mean if you talk to you here in brussels they're not sure that. single single government e.u. bureaucrats may think this is for national economies is the right way to go ahead or even that it will save the euro anyway with growing numbers of people here fearing the single currency maybe a sinking ship of talks between the e.u. i.m.f. and the greek officials are falling apart the e.u. says greece has failed to cut its deficit you also have countries like finland who are resisting any more bailouts until they really understand what's going on in these troubled countries not just greece but obviously also political spain they use given greece a few more weeks to go through with their to plan and then you can check on the situation in that country again of course that's raising even more doubts about
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greece's ability to avoid quitting the euro so it's understandable why investors may be panicking here in europe at the moment and you're bushell their own financial writer peterbilt told me a little earlier that he believes that the euro zone system is so flawed that even a common economic government will not save the single currency. it may indeed be getting if not too late and certainly very late in the day in order to institute a financial government for europe the system could collapse before it is politically possible to put these sorts of measures in place but at the same time although parliaments if you like don't want europe to collapse there is a growing feeling both within columns and also amongst the people who are like parliaments and that's certainly true of germany the most pros european or the one of the countries where there is a certain impatience a way in up is it really worth giving up a sovereignty and b. possibly a lot of money in order to save
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a system that was falsely designed right from the beginning it is certainly a question that parliaments are going to be putting to each other over the next coming months. peter gould there pretty minutes past the hour let's check out some of the world's other main news in the world of dating yemeni warplanes reportedly bombed the mosque in the south that was thought to be occupied by islamic militants killing at least thirty it follows the killing of seventeen extremists and yemeni air strikes in the region insurgents were linked to al-qaeda and took over the city of jar in april the ongoing and he government demonstrations and political crisis in the country. the corruption trial of former president jacques chirac has resumed but the judge says the failed statesman won't have to return the seventy eight year old is charged with embezzling one mayor of paris and paying party members for non-existent jobs chirac's noise say he's suffering memory lapses because of his failing health is the first french president to face trial since the second world war and could get ten years jail if convicted. today and its main opposition
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party the former rebel movement which is now the ruling party in the newly independent south sudan police arrested members and seized property claiming the s.p.l. party is a legal case of civil war split the country into in july but tensions remain in disputed territory as pm militias continue deadly skirmishes with citizens troops. rescues and searching for those still missing after a powerful typhoon left at least thirty four of them the storm caused massive floods and landslides as well as leveling roads and homes thousands of people are still stranded with many remote villages cut off to be japan's worst storms since two thousand and four and almost one hundred people were killed. afghan officials say they found the bodies of two german citizens who work for an ngo in the country and went missing last month it's unclear whether they were killed by the taliban which recently stepped up its assault on foreign nationals with the
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recent resignation of nato its commanding officer in afghanistan after his military contributor says it's vital the alliance capitalizes on his work to win the war premium the legacy of general petraeus career. he's totally they're counting insurgency doctrine we chico third read the us marine general martin dempsey the importance is not only limited to the defect that general petraeus pioneered and led the way to recess it states to revamp grades and to promote the counterinsurgency doctrine in the new century the most significant fact is that general petraeus doctrine that has ignited the intellectual awakening all across the military services and well beyond the united states it was the first step into the right direction from the calcified my optic bunker mentality conventional wishful thinking into the grand new vision of the world that's one of
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the general betrayals to be able to respect it remembered and that my and for well beyond the military community because it was his intel actual endeavor we had the coin dog training that precipitated that parity shift in the military thinking from the conventional and complacent mentality to the conventional and symmetrical outer randy. well there's more analysis of the world's main news on our website online all the time and r.t. dot com here's some of what is there for you to discover that you should not own right now revealing the rendition poland and romania talk to investigate the roles they and legibly played in the cia's secret detention and torture all terrorism suspects. for so long seek out the surreal with all colorful gallery of mastermind vendors salvador dalí music submission is currently rocking the russian capital.
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and of this for a fantastic facade this is moscow's iconic state university building which was the focus of the capital's eight hundred sixty fourth birthday bonanza and we've got the spectacular show in full. but to bring it up to date for the moment in a few minutes from now the economic powerhouse of india has some tips for the euro nations from financially floundering but first let's have a business update with you. hello time to delve into the world of business pressure is easing and the girls just between russia and ukraine he says it will all of the current agreement but
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still wants to renegotiate prices moscow has said down its terms it wants to see any creature emerge to stay close enough to russia's gas from what effectively made moscow will gain access to the gas transit network ukraine's president says the country will not allow that's how the experts say it's hobson's choice ok if you get what they will agree to create a joint venture an illusion of the trends of business if they want cheap gas they will have to go with the pipeline if they don't they will have to pay market prices for gas it will be around three hundred eighty dollars bill thousand cubic meters starting from october and the thing is the industry in ukraine is much more power hungry than you rule so ukrainian who is a real inevitably be more expensive. but have a look at the markets the u.s. markets are closed for a public holiday on monday and europe sovereign debt worse coupled with the jobs data from big us the trick in financials won't work with the markets dropping
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significantly as a result of federal housing finance agency alleges that major u.s. and european banks misrepresented because of mortgages they sold during the housing bubble as a result royal bank of scotland and georgia mentioned in the lawsuit were down ten and eight percent respectively. starts a drop for a second day after a while the country's main export revenue are not slipped. let's have a look at some of the individual share moves in my six energy may just were among the biggest losers crossness last two and a half percent financials also ended in the red cross' biggest lenders for about slumped almost three percent bucking the trend was balls to kill it gained on the news that one of its main shareholder results tonight a fifteen percent buyback offer. made by the royals. probably not the day andrew but donna from gascoigne's bite says the market is desperate for direction. to flex and direction i think. they're going to steal where you quote me on the markets
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with you what's going on at today's bush and you're a prison because of the friday. poor white liberals or three yes this thursday will speak on the. unemployment problem in the u.s. behind small markets are trying to convince themselves that if you will see something you're strong enough to use the markets to be better but still people kind of trying to see on the sidelines and wait until something more acute will came out from i would just pitch. all the business news that all europe has a small stories you can log onto our website our teams our consular business. with the. committee.
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culture is the same old mix fear is limited to the real economy so for the rates during the great financial contraction millions lost their jobs and all but the rich of only gotten richer should the rich pay. the limits. it's just
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so. sick.

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