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syrian forces launch their biggest sweep against protesters in the northwest with reports of several killed that's as russia urges the un to get both sides into talks. israel authorizes its special forces to shoot to palestinian protesters as they prepare to march in support of a un been for independence claiming it's to prevent bloodshed. the gas impasse ukraine backpedals over its threat of taking russia to court to force prices down moscow says it will stand its ground on the already signed the.
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international news or 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 the kremlin believes president assad has worked to change the situation on the ground through reforms and his efforts deserve some credit but 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 peter believes there is an underlying motive in calls for protecting syrian civilians. sentients in general do not well because countries always find ways to go down that sanctions and so on sanctions would start really look. we go on with rejection of oil. they would be banning. importations so it's not quite logical and most probably
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syria would find different outlets who are where it's ideal in every single one of these situations is every time that the west or other countries talk about humanitarian intervention the question that needs to be asked is why there is a 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. there is no question of extra managerial 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 be forced to call an economic questions you have to find that political economic and military interests before you start believing in humanitarian reasons because most in all so-called interventions humanitarian interventions there is another reason which is far more in. while syria's struggle drags on let's see how it's impacting on the people of the
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stricken country parties are leaning a little close there and has been meeting those at the sharp end of the sanctions. the dealer is a master barber those small his shop was floor until it all ended in this nip. in. the word compromise forest twenty kilometers away from damascus but now the flow has come down a lot first came the under arrest then the crackdown then and the west quickly stepped in with sanctions purpose of the economic pressure on which is the political how about trying to help the people of syria to achieve the magician aspirations at first all major credit card transactions were stopped earlier this month but that mainly affected foreign tourists because syria runs its own payment system and knows the syrian accounts didn't feel the pinch however the e.u. and the u.s. are tightening their grip by opposing oil embargo on damascus so will that have any
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probable impact on the people here along about one or sanctions will have a negative effect on syrian economy 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 continue down that road so anxious are sold as a precise weapon to hit the regime where it hurts but syrian analysts say they're too blunt a tool and it's the people who will suffer the most when you are talking about. what we call it. in my life as a serious because. it's not only that but while the power dealers of the west in syria trade insults and blows for syrian workers like my dear the daily battle is
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to keep his modest livelihood together while hoping for the best even girls go r t damascus syria. over in libya the old regime may have been toppled put the fighting showing no sign of letting up and the rebels say they've done enough talking for stay with r.t. the latest from the front line in the hunt for colonel gadhafi isis loyalists remain determined to the end. by europe's financial bosses plan on tightening their grip on the rest of the eurozone and give brussels a bigger role in. the story still to come this hour but first israel is to allow security forces to shoot palestinian protesters who are preparing to march in support of the grid for statehood at the u.n. later this month sort of it claims it's trying to prevent bloodshed by arming settlers in the west bank for self-defense. across developments. in some quarters there is talk of a into fodder that some will say will be as bloody and as violent as the first two
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seculars of whom there are some four hundred thousand living in a land that has until half a 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 in an operation because operation some is seize and it's now in the final stages of putting the finishing touches in place to this end we're being told that they have. lived around every settlement in the west bank and what this means is that palestinians who approach that on back red line will be shocked at michael's this is what has commissioned jesus so now there also has been intensive training sessions are security groups within the system and so they have been participating in girls on these people and is going safely in provided so i'm going to aids with water cannons as well as with tear gas canisters on saturday we saw the and largest protests in this country's history raise some two hundred thousand
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demonstrators took to the streets of ten cities here in tel aviv was one of the focal point a number of speakers a number of artists address the college a folk 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 the netanyahu 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 that is facing a criticism that he is going to get too much time on issues on the international agenda rather than addressing real domestic concerns here at home talking to protesters there who have been happy to have been. and have been out of touch with what people in israel are concerned about. the reporting that the head of nato. as the launches 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
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crush one of the last remaining pockets of resistance by the supporters rebel negotiators ceasefire talks in the town of bani walid. but the country's interim government is certain is still hope for a peaceful solution and national transitional council says two of the colonel sons who have been blocking the surrender of bani walid have now left the area but unclear number of gadhafi loyalists are holed up in the one hundred fifty kilometers from tripoli and earlier being given until saturday to leave. his hometown of sirte and several other areas because of his reflection of reports it's the battle for bani walid that could prove decisive. they've been preparing for this operation for by the long time with nature helping them clean path towards its former military facilities in the area by the way he has always been known as the stronghold and people from this area since the beginning of this conflict here in libya been fighting against rebels all across the country and have been dying for.
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all the time since the halting he has provided them with very good bass weaponry so that's clear that it will not be easy for the rebels to take control over these areas while they need it actually duffy who has been known and well behind 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 of military as soon as possible on the national transitional council has repeatedly been claiming recently that is not secure and is not safe and that they're working hard to try to restore. on the territory now controlled technically by the national transitional council but he on the
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ground actually makes a. successful so far apart from the humanitarian challenges the city and the country actually currently facing such as severe shortages shortages of water food medicine and fuel politically situation is very unstable the city is full of people with a clear agenda many of them very young with little knowledge how to use weapons and it's quite unclear who is controlling them. well 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 moscow's now invited officials for economic talks which are expected to take place this week and we'll keep you posted on what happens there. british prime minister david cameron has called for an inquiry into claims that you can intelligence agents extradited
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terrorist suspects to libya allegations surfaced after human rights groups in tripoli found documents outlining m i six and cia rendition programs of former british intelligence officer an emotion told me earlier that she expects the investigation will be brushed under the carpet. when david cameron calls for an inquiry into these allegations he's been incredibly disingenuous under the u.k. law and the inquiry that two thousand and five and inquiry this is established including this and this torture inquiry headed up by said he gets 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 an 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. for five years i doubt if he's going to unearth anything deliberately perhaps he
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probably would shine a bright light in the dark corner 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. ukraine's is now willing to negotiate over gas prices with russia or after the kremlin said it would rigorously defend the already agreed deal in international courts foreign minister sergei lavrov met his ukrainian cover partner talk energy costs after here pushed for a new discount because of struggles in paying the current contract and actually has more. well certainly over the past 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 the also was
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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 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 lawsuit occur now the situation has changed dramatically over the past twenty four hours with the ukrainian prime minister nicolas 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 off this contract paying 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 strongly 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
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a test run will be started to morrow on tuesday and winter standouts in the months that he wants time the european consumers germany in particular will be receiving the gas 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 moscow in gas from 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. their patience is rapidly running out of the european central bank with greece being ordered to sharpen its cutting back as agreed and it's playing out the euro zone's yawning debt is widening and the chief wants to give brussels a bigger role in how countries manage their own affairs don't you bushell is there greece could fail to get its second bailout if it to carry out the terms of its
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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 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 your columns here in brussels they're not sure that. single single government. bureaucrats making decisions 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 i.m.f. and the greek officials are all an apology used as 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 to going on in these troubled countries not just greece but obviously also portugal and spain where they use given greece
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a few more weeks to go through with their it's a plan that will check on the situation in that country again of course that's raising even more doubts about greece's ability to avoid quitting the euro so it's understandable why investors may be panicking here in europe at the moment. daniel bushell reporting their own financial writer peter bill he told me earlier that he believes that the eurozone system is so flawed that even a common economic government won't 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 parliaments and also amongst the people who elect parliaments and that's certainly true of germany the most pros european all of the
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of all of the countries but there is a certain impatience away in up is it really worth giving up a sovereignty and b. possibly a lot of money in order to save 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. scuffles have broken out both inside and outside a court in cairo where former president hosni mubarak's trial is resume 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 during the ferry uprising attempting to break through the main gates and gain access to the court for senior police officers are 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 egypt's revolution of approaches to be continued elsewhere in egypt with
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millions of people still unhappy at the slow pace of reforms from the country. and some of the worlds are the main news right now stories that are making headlines in our world update iran has proposed allowing full supervision of its nuclear program by the un's nuclear agency with a concession will only come if sanctions are lifted earlier the u.n. nuclear watchdog the i.a.e.a. accuse the islamic republic of failing to cooperate with inspectors to iran is the subject of four sets of sanctions over its refusal to suspend enrichment amid fears it seeks to build a nuclear bomb the country insists its nuclear program is peaceful. but a yemeni war plane has reportedly bombed a mosque in the south of the country that was thought to be occupied by islamic militants killing at least thirteen it follows the deaths of seventeen extremists in airstrikes in the region on sunday now qaeda linked insurgents took over the city of just in april amid ongoing government demonstrations and political crisis
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in the country. corruption trial of former french president jacques chirac has resumed but the judge says the frail statesman won't have to return a seven year old is charged with embezzlement well mayor of paris and pay party members for nonexistent jobs cherrix noise say he's suffering memory lapses because of his failing health he's the first french president to face trial since the second world war. could get ten years german one hundred fifty thousand euro fine if completed. she goes by and its main opposition party the former rebel movement which is now of the ruling party in the newly independent south sudan police arrested members and seized property claiming the s.p.l. is illegal because of civil war saw the country split in two in july but tensions remain in disputed territory where s.p. and a militia continued deadly skirmishes with sudanese troops. to bring it up to date for the moment it was a news bulletin for you. know for decades america and europe lead the pack in the
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global economy but other positions are floundering much of the world with them but not everywhere as are too you know here's from india and that interview for his coming up very shortly stay with us here on r.t. . the as a and p. downgrade of the united states economy has varies dramatically questions about
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whether or not america will continue to be the powerhouse in the global economy and now the international monetary fund predicts that china will actually outpace the united states economy by twenty fifteen so how it all of this going to affect the traditional players and what is the impact going to be on this film called developing world well joining me to help get some answers on all of this. it's oxford educated economist and the youngest me an advert had a world bank department he's now the chairman of india's planning commission mr monti exciting ahluwalia i want to thank you so much for joining me so first of all i want to ask you is the fact it wave of the global financial crisis upon us i think what will happen is markets will be disrupted slightly moderate growth prospects for the carbon in the us and maybe in europe but i don't see this as going back to two thousand and eight and so where do we go from here who is going
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to. fix what's going on in the world right now the world needs to. get together to work out what's the transition what's a reasonable transition in a world in which there would be more than one currency and where the traditional reserve currency. at the moment is in a country which doesn't have a very well balanced macroeconomic situation and is there is. in india do you think that perhaps there could be a shift in the world order and. india could be somehow gaining from what's going on in washington there is certainly a shift going on in the world there's no doubt about that i mean any medium term or long term projection suggests that japan will go relatively slowly europe may grew a little bit faster good the us has traditionally been viewed as a very dynamic economy is likely the grew faster in europe but the group through it
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in these economies would be much less the growth rate in emerging market countries i mean china india brazil so i think over time there is a shift in economic power taking place one is to asia. and not another way of looking at it is really the rising rate of emerging market. country but i think you're thinking of a world in which there would be a large number of relatively equal economic groupings and you want to global system that can accommodate that it can't be a global system which is run only by saying well look this is the center of power and everybody else must adjust and if they said that europe has dominated the air national monetary fine and your opinion is that part of a problem or the thought wish i do think that the dominance of the industrialized countries of these two institutions has to change remember that as long as europe
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and the united states are together they count for almost half the votes in the i.m.f. and the world bank so even if you made a voting system they would be able to get their candidates in providing to collaborate with each other but you don't want to system where it's assumed that one organization will be run by one country and the other will always have a european and do you personally think that the euro is going to survive the creation of a single currency for europe was a pretty major and a bold step i think is generally recognize that if you want to have a single currency it needs to be backed by a single fiscal authority now since euro zone is different countries they obviously don't have a single for school authority but to back a single currency they must have a very shared understanding of who's going to pay the bills if
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a problem arises that will become a substitute for the single part i don't think that's been sufficiently clear i think that in the first flush of. good feeling about the euro there was an assumption that a lot of benefits that come to european countries from having the same currency but not enough appreciation there are cars. and obviously you know there is a reshaping of the world economy and if that's happening it's probably going to also cause fundamental political shift as well what do you expect to be from our point of view of the rise of a number of emerging market countries will create a much more balanced sense of the world economy amongst countries that were earlier seen to be dominant it might create a greater awareness you know they can't unilaterally decide the future of the world and certainly countries that have felt that they were not part of the political decision making now feeling part of the political decision making i mean just good
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the market size ation of the blue truth have positive effects because it will make these countries behave in a more responsible manner and the last question i want to ask is you know a lot of people are saying that investors are going to perhaps invest more in these emerging markets if they start to look away from u.s. treasury bonds i mean what's the planning commission short term prediction for india in relation to everything that's going on right now the big message coming out of how the global economy is moving is the industrialized countries are going to grow more room more slowly whereas the emerging market countries are going to grow faster india's been growing for the last five years at about eight point two percent anybody who's investing and looking around the world if they find one market is growing a little somewhere between eight and a half or nine percent another market is going to grow to
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a heartless or i mean it would be very well advised to invest in the markets that are growing so we expect on a medium term basis there would be already is and will remain a preferred destination for foreign investment people look at the global portfolio traditionally they've invested too much money in the industrialized world not having anticipated what the consequences of globalization it would be so over time i think there should be rebalancing a little more towards the emerging markets and within that i think in there would be a very good. all it'll certainly be interesting to see how and here's a fact i buy a lot if i want to thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me thank you. culture is that so much of it is in the army was it is immaterial to. some of the
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rates during the great financial contraction millions lost their jobs and homes but the rich of only gotten richer should the rich take. sleep. the last six to. six. come up. in the
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world wide manhunt for him lasted for fifteen years the one million euro lord was promised for his country. little miss murphy of the west. for minions are. generally the serbian army. muggeridge. are the most subtle are to.

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