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moscow says it won't pack a weapons and bargo on the syrian government because governments would still find their way to opposition groups which some u.n. members refuse even to acknowledge. called considers the fate of wiki leaks founder julian assange is wanted in sweden on allegations of sexual assault case facing accusations of political motivation we go live to london a little later here on our team. and israel's ad campaign insults jews based in the u.s. already feeling alienated by their spiritual home policies. in business r.t. facebook is about to list on the nasdaq this i.p.o. is to value the company at around one hundred billion dollars but analysts tell business l.t.e.
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this is too much more of this in twenty. international news and comment live from moscow this is good to have you with us russia will not agree to an embargo on weapons to syria moscow says doing so would not prevent the continued arming of opposition groups in the country there's deadlock at the u.n. security council where russia is refusing to back any military intervention or resolution that could aggravate the conflict but for more we can now talk live to she is in new york where we can explain moscow's position on the arms embargo well of build this position is not new but the latest comments have been coming from a russian envoy to the united nations vitaly churkin ambassador churkin addressed the media a few hours ago in. that moscow is categorically against imposing on arms
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embargo on syria and he many reasons but the biggest one is draw a parallel to libya because in the case of libya when the security council adopted resolution one nine hundred seventy three allowed for a no fly zone and also included an arms embargo on libya but in the meantime western countries were not imposing that arms embargo on the opposition groups instead the opposition groups were being armed by western countries by nato countries and i ambassador churkin believes this can be a repeated case in syria because as of now many members of the security council do not even acknowledge that the opposition groups are rising up against syrian president bashar al assad are armed where are those arms coming from those arms stop coming if there is an arms embargo imposed i'd syria and in the aftermath of libya and what transpired there and master churkin believes that the security
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council will not necessarily fairly let's take a listen to what he had to say. as i was working it would seem logical to say if there is a conflict let's not support arms there that we saw what happened in libya in our imperfect world this would have meant the following no i am surprised that the government the opposition armed groups would have gone anywhere that's what it would mean especially now that our colleagues in the security council refuse even to admit the presence of armed groups they refused to condemn the armed groups and admit that they are being supplied with weapons then we say ok we'll break all our contracts and longstanding relations with syria but they will start supplying even more arms as they did in libya. so marina is there any sign of a break the deadlock over a u.n. resolution now for syria well built all parties agree to things that a ceasefire. or should be called in syria and that there should be
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a dialogue between the opposition groups and by the syrian government that's where all parties agree where they differ is the fact that the draft resolution aisle calls on the syrian president to step aside and over his powers to his first deputy and allow room for a unity transition government that's something that russia and many other countries see as regime change imposing regime regime change from the outside there is also wording in the text that can be interpreted to open the door for military intervention into live in to excuse me to syria because the wording is very vague now that is a circumstance that occurred in the case of libya and as we heard russia say over and over again in the past days it will not allow military intervention into syria so unless the text of the draft changes i do not see russia supporting the draft resolution that the arab league and european countries have drafted and are
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campaigning to push forward so if the vote will come in the coming days we can expect to lose the veto by russia. where no thanks very much indeed for that update live in new york where his job he's the director of the center for middle east studies says that if syria and the u.n. don't choose donald as a means to resolve the conflict the country will fall into civil war. the position of russia russia then china was very clear and logical because they do believe and it sanctions or military intervention against syria is out of question and also will increase the problem state of resolve the problem russia called for they allowed to horse both sides the government and the opposition to their log based on the reform and situation and and democracy and i think within the next two months or three months if the proposition of russia
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will not succeed and not have dialogue and order to have a peaceful solution for the crisis syria i think syria will be in very difficult situation no one will know when and maybe syria will go into a civil war. the indian ambassador to the u.n. says if the security council continues with its one sided approach to syria a solution will remain a very long way off. as long as the council is in a position to address a recommendation to both sides in a conflict i think you could get agreement but if the council wants to address its recommendation to one side that is the government and is not willing to encourage the opposition to come to the negotiating table then you've got a council recommendation which clearly is not acceptable to some members what we need to do on syria clearly is to realize that the situation is spiraling out of
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control that unraveling of the situation in syria will have very serious consequences for the other countries in the region unlike libya the consequences will be higher i'm not suggesting that what happened in libya is not serious enough . and what's going to be one of the difficulties that we're having is that the security council expedience in respect of resolutions nine hundred seventy and seventy three on libya. vitiate. the atmosphere in terms of the approach to words how to deal with the situation in syria. and you can see the full interview with the indian ambassador to the un throughout the day here on r.t. and of course also any time you like on our website at r.t. dot com. dozens of people were injured in clashes outside egypt's parliament car on choose day where protesters gathered to demand an end to military rule they were
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stopped from reaching the doors of the building by supporters of the muslim brotherhood which holds the majority of seats dr yousef said i'm editor in chief of the christian would turn a newspaper in egypt told me earlier that he thinks incidents like this show the future of the country is still unclear. we are on the road map to the transition. yet christians and moderate muslims are concerned about how will the coming months reveal because as we all know according to the constitutional amendments that took place last march a giant committee will be formed from both floors in the parliament the shura council and the people's assembly and this committee will be our sign to write out a new constitution where will bearing in mind they slam make already entered
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majority of christians and moderate muslims are like skeptical about who will be represented in this committee and what will be the criteria of the coming constitution seen continuously reveals demonstrations sit ins and revolution is still growing into three square or. similar squares in our major cities. what i forget we've also got the world covered for you on our website here's what's online for you right now presidential candidate let me approach it as a runoff in the upcoming election is possible but believes it could destabilize the nation's political situation and find out how he's preparing for the poll that r.t. dot com also online at the moment for you. imprisonment and deportation from america just for making a joke on twitter read the story of a couple whose tweets saw them treated like terrorists by u.s.
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authorities all of them plenty of other stories that are to dot com. the world's top whistleblower has taken his long legal battle to stay in the u.k. the country supreme court where he is appealing extradition to sweden sanjay is wanted on allegations of sexual assault dating back to august two thousand and ten which he denies that we can leaks founder insists the case is politically motivated and in response to his website publishing secret u.s. cables on wars in afghanistan and iraq while our correspondent norsemen she is the high court in london the first day of the hearing has now ended and there be any hints at all as to which way the court could swing. well as often happens on the first day of these hearings you only hear one side of the story and what's happened today is that judy and i saw his team has given that evidence they've all cued that point his lawyer diana ross seems to be quite convincing in front of the seven
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judges they would have not think she just a bit of hubris the proceedings which everyone always seems to be changed and talking mainly about judicial authority whether the swedish prosecutor had the judicial authority to issue the european arrest warrant under which i thought this extradition has been requested she said does this person who is a prosecutor have it as somebody who is party to the case essentially has a vested interest in the case and her argument was that the swedish prosecutor called me impartial and independent and say that goes against the fundamental principle of law that's been in place ever since you know existed basically i thought himself. during the hearing he listened very attentively and then he left at the end of the day looking fairly relaxed. is this the last chance a force times to fight his extradition. well it is certainly the last chance in
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this country the building the you see behind me to see if we can go is basically just chop believe julian i saw it as far as his british legal fight has. been going on the fall of the e.u. as we know he's going up through the whole space recently at the high court he's finally at fifty priem court he may have if he doesn't go his way here he may have recourse to take this year pinnacles human rights but that by no means a given of course this this is all about the fact that he's wanted for questioning in sweden for sexual assault allegations it's alleged that when he was in stockholm in sweden back in august two thousand and ten that were two counts of sexual assault sexual molestation and he has always maintained that this is a case that is politically motivated in connection with his work for wiki leaks when of course he reduced released an enormous number of files that were very embarrassing to several governments and many international businesses his major
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fear really is that he could be extradited from here to sweden and then straight to the united states that my colleague tom boston has been in sweden and has taken a look at what the relationship between sweden and the united states is and his his reporter's. the face that launched a thousand leaks julian a son does exposure of tens of thousands of secret documents has embarrassed governments the world over but the wiki leaks phenomenon is no longer his most pressing concern swedish authorities want to question a songe over allegations of sexual assault dating back to august two thousand and ten prosecutors have been criticized by a sundress supporters and international civil libertarians with allegations of a cumbersome contradictory and slow legal process huge arguments have also broken out over the nature of some of sweden's laws on sexual offenses such as those of
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some faces it's going to be a closed course and leading up to the trial is going to be held. while the cheap prosecutor asked for him to be held in solitary confinement it's just bizarre so there are so many bizarre aspects to the wiring which the management has been conducted up till now. from our perspective i just can't see how he would get a fair trial others have gone beyond legal arguments saying the storm raised by our sons through wiki leaks has made him a target for political interference across the atlantic u.s. authorities enraged at having their secret documents exposed may seek to have a son extradited there to stand trial but surely sweden's famed neutrality would stop such a thing i would disagree as whether straight in and out of country sit in that's a very clear cut. proximity and collaboration
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event in military operations with such campaigns initiated by nato you haven't done. so in its presence in afghanistan you have a clear cut. it brought nato policy on the part of sweden and that is not to try to do with some u.s. politicians branding a son a cyber terrorist and calling for the death penalty it could get a lot worse for the wiki leaks founder the problem is not that we have too much wiki leaks too little. i think most people agree with for. international public polls to indicate that very large majorities applaud and support efforts of. the why do worry is that with or without julian asuncion
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governments around the world with something to hide will now launch full scale assaults on internet freedom in order to keep their secrets secret but for now the focus is on the man not his website cheering us on just connections with sweden have raised many questions about what really happened in august two thousand and ten but now with the sun just future as uncertain as ever questions are being leveled at sweden's legal system and its relationship with the united states which could prove crucial to the fate of the world's most notorious whistleblower dumbarton r.t. stockholm sweden we're here with you live twenty four hours a day coming up on r.t. in the next few minutes israel employs controversial tactics to lure american base jews back to the motherland the critics say needs to fix the problems that drove them away first. china has been taken over by gold fever it's believed beijing already the world's fifth largest holder of gold
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stepped up around five hundred tonnes of the precious metal in two thousand and eleven that's double what it bought in two thousand and ten and it could be in the market for more investment manager francis lund believes that beijing is wise to step away from the weakening dollar. china has the largest foreign exchange holding of any country in that were treated in us dollars then most of their us dollar and for several years now chinese see how limits wanting the government to diversify is holding out for the change china's economy is still out. of the us and china has about nine percent economic growth why the us has about one point nine percent so it is good to diversify some with the foreign exchange holdings into something not a u.s. dollar basis like gold but of course together with. china we would need to have
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a say in the global friend then show is it true issues right now. by your peers and the world. is china has reverted to say in global financial matters and i think that we all have to change expression the us and europe in such dire financial straits if you want china to participate fully in the global financial system i think you really need to bring china into d.c. two organizations. more now from around the world in the world update rival militia groups have been involved in a gun battle in the center of libya's capital tripoli witnesses report heavy and light weapons exchanging fire in the city the road along the coast has been blocked and smoke was seen rising from the scene of the fighting former allies who fought together when we got off the last year now engaged in the battle for influence in
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the new libya. government of attack to per minute point in southwestern pakistan killing eleven soldiers and wounding a dozen the troops return far but it's unclear whether the attackers suffered any casualties shortly after. fighter bombs jet fighter jets bombed the hideouts of militants along the afghan border killing up to thirty one suspected insurgents. also in our world update two people have been killed and five more injured in selangor capital during an opposition rally police there used to gas to disperse a crowd gathered to protest a court room allowing the nation's elderly leader to run for a third term the constitution was revised soon after he was elected in two thousand to impose a two term limit but the president argues that since he was already in office when it took effect it should not apply to him. seven nine people have died and hundreds have been hospitalized across eastern europe after
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a severe cold and blizzard swept the region drop in temperature also cause power outages and blocked traffic worst hit is ukraine where forty three people most of them homeless died after temperatures hit minus thirty degrees celsius weather forecasters say that the deep freeze is expected to last until friday. united states is home to the second largest jewish community in the world and many american jews feel increasingly alienated from their spiritual home in israel thanks in no small part to ad campaigns funded by the israeli government party's policy here explains. the betterments could be the family featured in an advertisement recently pulled from american t.v. goal israeli married to ball with an american jewish woman but it was saying is that it may have been shouldn't have married me but the emotional response was just ouch. this is one of three ads sponsored by the israeli government and eight across
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the united states that evoked more than just an ouch from american jews when who is really grandparents ask what festival it is the american granddaughter happily answers christmas instead of the jewish festival of honey the implied suggestion was that jewish identity has been diluted in america and that angered many jews who live there. or american support you can at the loads of points or two or insult them or. they suffered so from them. shows a toddler calling daddy daddy to his napping is really expected father who finally wakes up only when he son switches to hebrew american jews felt insulted by the suggestion that israeli jewish identity was more pure than american jewish identity but i think that that's really what bothered me about the ads is that they came from a place of almost fear mongering you know they were almost kind of trying to scare people who are living here israelis who are living here the ads were designed to encourage its radius living in the united states to come home but critics
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complained they smacked of arrogance ignorance and cultural disrespect for america instead of giving positive reasons for expects to return to israel they failed to address why many had left in the first place i think a lot of american jews look to what going on in israel what's developing in the parliament particular in the field is truly alienated from that and they say to themselves this is not the israel that we fell in love with this is not israel that we want to defend american jewry has always been more liberal than israeli society they traditionally voted democrat and often open to a list off the docks practice of judaism then the israeli counterparts for years a rift has been growing between the two much of it based on the aggressive policies of tel aviv towards gaza and the occupation these radio palestinian conflict still shows no signs of compromise and consecutive israeli governments have been unable or unwilling to reach agreement with the palestinians. even many american jews feeling more and more alienated from israel does some of what's going on in the
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israeli public sphere troubled some north american jews troubled them very very greatly i have no question but that's the case since the late one nine hundred sixty s. israel has built hundreds of thousands of homes here in the west bank more than half a million people now live in settlements television nonstick was issuing tenders for thousands more homes to be built across the green line evoking anger and condemnation from the international community. as many as a million twenty eight israelis live outside the country in the last five years the number of people who choose to leave the holy land has outpaced those wanting to come and live in israel and although the ads are no longer on air the reasons that they provoke such a backlash in the first place are far from the solved police here r.t. television. so that brings up to date for the moment i'll be back with some of our main news stories in about seven minutes from now in the meantime dimitris next with the business.
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thanks bill there's also to be the most hyped i.p.o. in years facebook is expected to file the paperwork for its public listing in new york very soon as soon as today the social network will reportedly sell a ten percent stake to raise up to ten billion dollars this will be a record for a technology company but as with other high profile internet firms where they would have been costly for not capital says this one looks over. this is. probably on future casual. more inclined to talk about the present because for definitely facebook is not deliver of this much money right now thought. might be a self delusion or might might be deliberate exaggeration of a market well you're both facebook is definitely worth much much less than that amount. in a further effort to crack down on corruption president medvedev has ratified the
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o.e.c.d. convention against bribing foreign officials in business transactions this is also a key step in russia's access to the paris based organization for economic cooperation and development will be. according to a study by transparency international russian businessmen are among the world's greatest bribe givers second only to chinese. cigarette the markets this crude is still on the rise of the china's manufacturing index unexpectedly right to suspect a nation of the world's second biggest consumer is withstanding the european debt crisis u.s. stocks are up as a.d.p. reports one hundred seventy thousand new jobs were added in january in the north farm sector marking the twenty fourth consecutive month of gains. in europe the both the other acts are also positive and reports the european central bank could help reduce greece's debt by returning gains on greek government bonds with originally purchased at a discount and here in moscow everything's also positive will be on t.l.c.
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my six gating one of the house the said wednesday session the main movers on the my six include gas problem is now profit rose over forty one percent in first nine months of last year predicts full year profits will be up twenty five percent oil pipeline operator trance near its preferred shares were weaker than the market the company plans to invest thirteen billion dollars into its infrastructure by twenty twenty and after is in the red number of forces russian sales fell twenty one percent in january here's a market from i have seen measurable. risk rally in all classes of assets and russian markets is now is no exception in fact this is the high better market so when the race crowley begins russian market usually outperform their competitors today which basically growth across all asset classes across all regions it was a strong p.m.i. number of china. which or a bit stronger my numbers are of eurozone and the main reason is that the general
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tide for risk is increasing and that's of course happening against the backdrop of their civilization situation in their debt crisis in europe. the news plans to create the world's largest stock exchange have been blocked by the european commission says a proposed nine billion dollars between deutsche borse and new york stock exchange would be competitive the head of the each of us is says the decision is a black day for your. market players will soon have an opportunity to spend their cash on russian sparkling wine and make a potential return one of the country's main producers are but i'll do the saw plans to list ten percent of its shares on the my six by april it says the main goal of the i.p.o. is not the money but confirming the value of the company. next stop on i'll see the headlines with bill to stay with us.
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means of protection can be used. in global supremacy. between two thousand and five and two thousand and nine u.s. has spent fifteen billion dollars in the prostate for the entire program that we are dealing with right now here in two thousand and eleven is another hundred fifty billion dollars that's larger than many country's entire military budgets when all
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things becomes the best for the defense. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew. i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.


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