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you once said on the show massive observer mission to syria in a last ditch attempt to prevent an all out civil war. this is in time in france ever final appeal to voters are made by ten presidential hopefuls eyeing up the top job in a country riven by social divisions and record unemployment. plus a chinese economic powerhouse sets its sights on the arctic as begin weighs in for slice of the untapped riches there. it is not i am in the russian capital he watching r t a marina joshing the un is expected to send hundreds of observers to syria after the security council votes on
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a resolution later on saturday russia wants the monitors to fly out of ones as the violence in syria grinds on spy the un brokered cease fire argues morea fortnight has the latest from new york. there's been a combination of two resolutions to drop resolutions that were submitted to the u.n. security council one was submitted from russia the other submitted by the your european union now a comedy show of these resolutions calls for. you and observer mission in syria to expand. their army of the third verse to a total of three hundred unarmed observers to go to syria and continue monitoring the cease fire that was implemented on april twelfth between the house guests and the opposition groups this is of course one of the many calls holes that were laid out by mr kofi annan on going to envoy for for the
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syria for the syria conflict so he laid out a six point peace plan cause and so this observer mission is one of many things he has cost a war to bring about that he's in syria another element of this drop resolution that we're told is that it calls upon syria to commit to its responsibilities and its pledges meaning the syrian government's recording all its obligations are courting to kofi annan at six point peace plan so it seems as though we're going to see another consensus across the board in the security council can turning syria there's something a second saturday in a row where another resolution would be adopted the vote is expected to be held on saturday and it is expected to be voted upon and adopted and this would clearly show something that we haven't seen for thirteen months because the security council has been divided for so long on how to approach syria and clearly we're
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seeing a consensus across the board among the international community. more than a year of violence in syria is said to have killed around ten thousand people and concerned the country is on the brink of civil war argues it's not avoiding our reports from the city were the uprising began to ask people whether it's been worth . i they call it the radio of the syrian revolution when a group of schoolkids was arrested in downtown last spring for painting and they're feeding protesters took to the streets for days on end. the syrian military responded by rolling in its times even a year later the chief security officer in daraa is unapologetic those demonstrators were backed by gunmen civilians in the army and of course their intention was to put the blame on the government and those kids the rebels give them few food and made them write those things. but even among
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supporters it's not a view shared by everyone to protest in daraa and being seen crime down by the military to the turning point for syria and in hindsight some syrian officials now wish they handled it differently. we made a mistake when back in the days we didn't give a chance to syria based peaceful opposition to express itself more freely some of them truly care about the nation now we have to deal with the armed rebels council in this stand bowl and then you have religious sects like the selfies or the muslim brothers. because nellie's no longer bound to meet your emergency law lifted the syrian authorities and now trying to get the media on their side people loads more foreign journalists into the country stipulated by the annan plan and the wall to what they call the real picture. but the volatile realities on the ground put their own spin on any p.r.
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effort. of the news of u.n. monitors and foreign journalists prather on that are several sometimes if i that attacks on the army units forcing syrian officials to abandon this sweet talk and her journalist back onto the bus as the government's implementing the cease fire the terrorist group. any occasion any of these it beats international monitors or reporters to force the army to respond to the. by their subs government in the ability to find the right balance between freedom and security may have allowed this conflict to take off many analysts believe that learning how to do it is also crucial for its resolution president assad has long spoken about reforms he's been a popular president for most syrians for a long time because of his you know so-called reform plans i think this protest in syria actually helped us because you know there are people within the syrian regime
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who don't really want to they're the hardliners so so this actually helped sort of you know the reform minded members of the regime in government. you know their reform a lot more quickly a year into the uprising got you still one of the most turbulent cities in syria despite checkpoints all around the cease fire is reached on an almost daily basis and here people are just as afraid to talk as their freight to go. protest in daraa having called this part that they've not had the syrian flame it for the past year scourged a sizable part of this country and while some syrian officials may now have regrets what their way down a flashpoint was handled that's not nearly enough to extinguish the fire it's not going to artsy syria. well you have more news an analysis of the situation in syria you log on to our website r t v dot com and here's what else can find out right now
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. the american plan before iran find out a full details of what it is as tomahawk missiles are reportedly put into place. also online at a major highway in bahrain is in flames a stand of thousands of entirely protesters rally to demand the cancellation of this weekend's for no longer i am free to watch the video on our website r t v dot com. france goes to the polls on sunday to elect a new president this will be the first round of elections second round will see a runoff between the top two contenders next month ten candidates are vying for the job and they make up a colorful mix of policies and promises r.t. tests are still you break them down for us. one day to go before the friendship one
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in four voters still haven't made up their minds yet top of the french because the serbs are jobs that money in their pockets especially at a time when unemployment hits around ten percent hitting an all time high that's about thirty million people out of the way so who can take the top job and solve the french people's problems according to the latest poll socialist party candidates all along is to believe about twenty nine percent out of touch of those element was targeted. because a lot also was made to go shake the e.u. is the discipline to not just include hysteria but also how the world measures which is criticised for this why there's a lot of experience and finance was on the loss of. the top one recent poll in the region the most unpopular president in history of this was marred by top of the stuff that was the east.
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south asia that number down or something to the top was a secure jobs especially. the stuff that is also taken on a more positive was. posing the brands present such a contribution to the budget the currently third place according to the polls is most of the national party she doesn't stick it to the immigration law allowing to cut down the number of legal immigrants ten thousand here that's down from about one hundred eighty thousand at the moment and she has also said that she wants france to adopt the euro and go back to the french currency the french franc what's being called the big surprise this french presidential campaign is just a little short of the left right now his numbers are doubles as jeremy from us a seven percent to now above fourteen percent has been sick the worst stop was the insurrection revolution analysis of actual sector and he also was shards leading the new fiscal pact that have been some. thus withdraw from the eighty's take not
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a very strong hardline approach these are the top four contenders wife for the top job in france the basis of the rhetoric they've been using at their campaign france's neighbors as well as other partners understand that the man who takes on the presidency there will be disruptions to what the former contiguity they may be expecting is just a matter of to what extent these changes will impact the relationships as far as french people are concerned with a few more hours left to make that which is. here with our team from moscow still to come this hour a harsh lesson for canadians to rally against a steampipe intuition but came and for some rough treatment from dr lee's full stories just to have. just we've set out of the postmark presidential vote in egypt tens of thousands have lines again failed cairo central square in protest demonstrators want an immediate and to military rule which they have lived under
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the war than a year of the military approved disqualification of nearly half the presidential candidates this week sparking public if you were a leading political forces accuse the generals of trying to cling on to power despite their pledge to stand down by july protesters also want flarm of bark officials out of politics and on trial based analyst j. kapoor margaret thinks the egyptian revolution has been hijacked. obviously things are moving toward a collusion here the military doesn't want to give up its privileged position in society the protesters want a genuine democratic system where this thing is headed it's impossible to know you've got this complex force taking place you've got the military dictatorship funded by the us doesn't want to relinquish power you've got a whole already of protesters out there with diverse interests that you know i mean say we won a genuine democracy in this country the question is who is ultimately going to control the rate there rain of power here and the military is making it very clear
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that this isn't just a temporary transition to civilian rule they've made it very clear we're here to stay we're the ultimate power we will permit elections to be to be had but under our ultimate control we maintain the ultimate power in this society how is that a genuine democracy protesters are realizing it's not. can as you political ambitions are seen and heard of five for the vast energy resources of the arctic on a visit to europe the country's prime minister is expected to look for backing from the ward states for beijing's bid to gain a foothold in the region as a first step the world's biggest energy consumer is seeking permanent observer status on the arctic council currently it consists of eight countries both states in the arctic the shrinking of the polar ice cap which makes the region's vast middle resources more accessible has stirred up territorial disputes well let's get
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some expert opinion now from mark owen tait senior lecturer in international relations at or university joins us from wellington new zealand mark thanks very much for being here with us on the program first off china has been i the arctic for years now so will these new energy accords with iceland help vision get its hands on these arctic richest what do you think. well you're right saying that china has been very interested in the arctic and is certainly interested in developing a new general energy are. certainly what is happening over the past few days has been very significant for the trade in both countries not only is china who are interested in. developing a partnership with iceland that is your partner but also. the arctic in order to transport also fuels from various markets as you said and using what is turning out to be a very promising new well how do you explain actually the timing of the chinese
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premier's visit to this nordic nation so i mean why now. well a few reasons the first reason is that china and iceland have been negotiating a potential free trade agreements and sue thousand and six. after iceland's banking crisis in late two thousand and eight then it became possible that she was interested in joining the european union which would of course negate any potential free trade agreement with china. the iceland e.u. negotiations are now in doubt and china is very interested in perhaps reviving free trade talks so that's one major reason second though is that china has really begun to identify iceland as a very important potential arctic partner iceland is not only a very. centrally important part economically but it's also very geographically significant because of its location in the arctic. well it's also interesting you know last year a chinese tycoon property tycoon tried to buy
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a large swathe of land and the north of the country for a tourism project but that deal was blogged down by the government of iceland after three years china might use the as a trance arctic shipping port so this official trip now to iceland change the situation for china anyway. well the timing is interesting although what's been happening very recently is that it appears that this deal possibly might be back on again and stan reported over the past few days that potential deal might be struck to allow a chinese entrepreneur or perhaps lease the land that he is looking for in order to develop what is called a tourist resort in northeast iceland an area that they are. very. important landale in the sense that this would be approximately three hundred square kilometers about zero point three iceland's total land area but also including stronger insisting that would be used primarily her tourism not for any
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kind of strategic or political role. seeking permanent observer status on the arctic council but there are already eight members on it which can agree on a number of a she is is there room for china there. i believe there is china's interested in observer status and other parties are also interested in possible observer status as well considering china's great economic power which has been seen in europe just over the past year or so and considering the fact that china is very interested in developing ships with many countries i think it is very possible that people can be struck to allow china some kind of observer status all the chinese premier wen jiabao is also planning to visit sweden which is a country that's already on the arctic council so can we expect deals on the arctic to be signed there as well. i think that is a very strong possibility i think many arctic how trees are interested and for the developing their ties with china is very interesting. several arctic resources including potentially seafood in the case of iceland geothermal energy and various
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other goods and services in the region so yes it is very possible as you just said there are some countries that are interested in corporation with china. but there are some countries that actually might blog and stop chinese interest there for example norway now is that a possibility or is china too powerful and rich to be stuck. well i don't believe. norway is interested in kind of hiring the current diplomatic in-house between it and china to the arctic council i don't believe that there is an attempt to try to get there there is however been some problems of the kind of downgrading of diplomatic ties between china and norway over the past almost two years now so it is possible that this might play into the tensional observer status for china but so far there hasn't been any sign one way or another that these two issues might be tied together ok martin danes see electro before university wellington thanks very much indeed for sharing your use of us here in the program. thank you very much.
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it watching our do you still have this hour he travels to why russia is remote its parts. the rivers of russia's far north provide two things that's a vital for the people that live here reindeer and fish come and see how life here evolves around them just a few minutes. he has tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of students protesting outside a government building in central mont we are at least two demonstrators and two officers were injured in the violence and seventeen people were arrested students are angry at a planned seventy five percent rise in tuition fees and they have been demonstrating almost daily since they were in a boycott of classes over two months ago with the government refusing to back down to rector of the research center on globalization michel chossudovsky says that the canadian government is
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a big spanner when it comes to defense but fails to address its social problems. this. pertaining to the protest movement of students regardless if you wish is for. the whole iraq and. the moment the government increases interest rates because that is very much a princes in the u.s. nato slopes and was spending a lot of the all of. that. but it's going to go social programs. and also the people involved is that the students that the girl over there are the most of us well they spend billions of dollars of corporations. now over a million people in india diagnosed with cancer every year and ninety percent of treatment drugs are currently imported and they don't come cheap that would be
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about a change though with a new law that means a lifesaving drugs can be manufactured locally artie's preassure now reports. she were the one of the two point five million people in india dying from cancer while she spent three thousand dollars of her money and traveled for three hundred fifty miles from her home to get proper treatment she believes there is no hope for her. and the majesty of the stores are expensive i have come from so far so there are times we don't have money to burn it. but now there might be a chance in a revolutionary move india's patent office has decided that they are a german pharmaceutical powerhouse would lose its exclusive rights to manufacture a life saving cancer pill the rice was a sort of a don't see how it you can manufacture of from abroad and soon here it was on the horn of a population and now a compulsory license would be given to
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a local indian pharmaceutical manufacturer that could make the exact same drug but cheaper all of us are than those who are a number who work well for both medicine and would have no business of those in the building that it's news but if your fiction the price it's all possible because of a revised trade and international property rights agreement passed by the world trade organization known as trips the trips agreement spoke it's to provide medication to all people in developing countries that means that global pharmaceutical companies are required to sell a life altering medication at a reasonably afford to buy it to people in those countries if they don't do that patent offices in those countries can ask these global pharmaceutical companies to provide compulsory licenses so that a local manufacturer can benefit make those drugs the idea is that the global
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pharmaceutical companies would then be stripped of their monopoly on drugs in developing countries. there has said in statements that it is quote disappointed in the ruling and is looking for ways to challenge it uses both of water to do that and all of us who. you know. give all the things you know give them a chance to live and to chance for india to stand up against domination from the west preassure either r t new delhi india. i'll take a look at some other stories from around the world fighting for using the word south today and strips continue to occupy the sudanese oil town of heglig because they have been expected to and in friday when the government of south sudan announced its troops would withdraw from the disputed territory within three days south sudan broke away from the north last year following
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a long running civil war that claimed the lives of more than one and a half million people. pakistan has become mourning the victims of a plane crash in a residential area near islamabad international airport rescuers say there is no hope of finding survivors among the one hundred twenty seven aboard air jet the boeing three seven three seven a route from karachi to islamabad was making its final approach to the airport and stormy weather before it crashed a second passenger plane crash near islamabad in less than two hours two years. iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki has cold turkey a hostile state with janet accused of trying to establish germany and the region that's in response to turkish prime minister tayyip erdogan saying that is fanning tangents between iraq shia community to terror and raw emerged in iraq eating out of last year on the shia led government sacked and number of top officials. well
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it's time now for the latest edition of russia close up series and they were heading off to the country's. northern russia is known for its vast still and dry and harsh climate a tiny population and lives in this area is completely cut off from the rest of the country artiest own garden explores what the distant land offers its residents. an icon of the north the nets and other native northern peoples follow grazing reindeer wherever they go their routines revolving around the animals the life of the reindeer herder is usually haul in isolated but occasionally they gather to share their world and compete in the skills they hold on the tundra and i'm about
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to join the celebrations. last seen throwing. stick wrestling. and hurdle jumping all cause for competition but the main event is rapidly approaching. ranging races bring teams from far and wide from the competition is tough but i feel a bit nervous that my rivals get better every year even though i won last year this year the younger ones may compete on a par with me. and perhaps he's right to be a bit jittery it seems getting started is the trickiest moment. sometimes for cameramen to. look you're. going. after the festivities to sit down to eat some reindeer of course but also that other russian arctic speciality fish in this nearby factory they're preparing
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thousands of none of these a sea fish all having been caught quota from local rivers and i'm told amanda is booming the front symbiotic. here isn't enough of our product even to cover the domestic market europeans find our products delicious anika logical or pure water but so far with simply haven't enough of them to see where all this comes from we caught up with andre he's been fishing since he was a child on the today river shark pike like his catch and dream. as a true russian northerner from water with immunity so i can't say for fishing in the south it may have his advantages as for me i love to fish right here in the north when it's frosty the air is fresh and the sun is bright it's great. ten point later andres off to prepare his dinner and we have a small insight into the central importance of these animals to the lives of
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northern the others without the fish and without the deer the tundra and the lives of those who live here would be very empty indeed. tombaugh some. say that's what a headline is and a latest edition of our kaiser report that perhaps. wealthy
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british scientists are. not the type of. market finance scandal. why not what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger or no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to cause a report on r g. well for the future science technology innovation all the news developments from around russia we've got the future coverage. something lies beneath. thousands of
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