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that's. killed. in retaliation to barack obama's surprise visit which saw him. at least another ten years. killed. during a protest against egypt's military rulers while neighboring israel. is. on its northern and southern border. plus the e.u. reaches for the red card as countries move to a boy. in ukraine but all of this over the handling of former prime minister.
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it is good to have you with us here today. live in moscow but. carried out a suicide car bombing that killed seven people in the afghan capital earlier president barack obama wrapped up a brief visit. trip to the country that he signed a deal with president karzai cementing america's commitment to supporting afghan forces even after the nato combat mission ends in two thousand and fourteen obama also stressed the importance of peace talks with the taliban even though the latest attack was in direct retaliation for his visit with karzai the u.s. leader pledged to the war. reports america to stay for at least another decade. the fact that president obama traveled to afghanistan exactly year
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after bin laden's killing two signed a strategic pact with ghana's then is seen as an attempt to put the nears of a success story on the decade long war in afghanistan but success in afghanistan is very or you will to say the least the afghans want american troops out we constantly see people there expressing outrage over the killing of civilians over night raids and other actions by u.s. troops the american people want their troops out so both governments are anxious to tell their people that this is over but the grievance that the leaders have signed in visions the u.s. staying in afghanistan through twenty twenty four at least not in those numbers of course and the agreement by the way does not address specific troop levels or the size or location of u.s. bases and this is something that many afghans are worried about and that is that the u.s. warrants a permanent basis in afghanistan so amid all these questions you have the anniversary of bin laden's death which is hailed as a great victory here is my report on how the law killing could serve as
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a convenient cover for some dubious policies we have been able to decimate the ranks of al qaeda and a year ago we were able to finally bring osama bin laden to justice. by now nobody doubts that bin laden's killing is going to be the highlight of obama's presidential campaign it's already featured in his ads. the harder. than the more on. the one. produced in my opinion the best from joe. as hyped as bin laden's killing is some ask whether it's being used to mask the feeler of u.s. policies abroad during the last ten years the best thing i think makes things easier it sells well but again i don't think you can put that good
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a face on ten years of combat in afghanistan and the afghan and the iraq invasion i think is to me question still yet to be asked about what the justification that was no matter how much killing bin laden means you can't take away ten years of failure it was going into afghanistan and especially into a lot ok that created more enemies you know and the recruits for. you know jihadist kind of salafist. you know than that then weakening them the pentagon's new strategy is to move away from ground wars bin laden's killing has become the face of the new war on terror obama style through targeted assassinations in different countries with the use of drones and special ops experts say that policy can also backfire the attacks end up killing many civilians and they steer and new wave of revenge extremism this is how many people are we going to have to kill before we can finally say ok that's it objective achieved war
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over we can call this thing off and i look at the israeli experience with targeted assassination and that suggests to me that when you engage in that kind of a policy really what you're going to do is end up having an endless list of targets and i fear that's the path we have gone down bin laden's death. was a success on the war on terror fight no doubt about that but there is an attempt to sell it as the success story of the whole war on terror and many fear that bin ladin killing could serve as a convenient cover for bad policies in the past as well as the future i'm going to check our reporting from washington. and i mean time india based political analyst us through a child thinks that washington is simply repeating its notorious vietnam war errors which ultimately means that the battle for afghanistan is lost the taliban know very well they are playing the waiting game and i don't see them being defeated at all in fact rather short of them victory lies in outlasting the united states
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because as long as there are question military forces present these indigenous insurrection or nonresistance will keep going if you have several franchises and branches of a car that is too quite potent i think it is totally misguided to believe that the organisation has been any we needed or and i later did and what we're going to see them using all the united states will call it to be eventually because of the economic crisis at home they want to go to sustain these but theories of section within this arrangement that wants to believe that they can still achieve victory and this is the mistake and we are doing johnson's time in the vietnam war and they repeated it all over again so it's a real tragedy because the facts on the ground go away from the r one centers on the highways and it's all taliban learnt every patch of it and therefore what are we talking about in terms of victory is not control. of course you can always get much more from aarti online it's where we've lined up a host of news and analysis for you for example spoiling the surprise how twitter
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saying is that these troops are needed to deal with security threats that are coming from israel's borders with egypt and syria and also because of the growing instability in those countries now we're hearing from sources today wednesday also that the situation in the sinai desert which of borders israel is becoming a manageable i mean one in a separate development in cairo several people have been killed and dozens have been injured as clashes turned violent in front of the country's defense ministry these clashes happening between armed police protesters demonstrating there and holding a sit in since friday there demonstrating against the disqualification of a candidate who is running in the country's presidential elections which are slated for the twenty third and twenty fourth of this month and these elections to be closely monitored by television which is fearing that the regime will now come to a place in cairo will be one that will be a lot more hostile to the jewish state than that of course mubarak what the seeing
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is this week israel beginning to build a seven needs a high concrete wall along its border with lebanon and this according to israeli sources is to stop firing from lebanon into northern israel being told that the war will take several weeks to finish until now there has been an electrified fence along the israeli lebanese border but it comes on the back of a nother security barrier war that israel is building in the south of the country along its border with egypt's sinai now here two israeli sources are saying that this is to stop security alerts and also to prevent smuggling into israel so certainly we are seeing a lot of activity happening on the ground israel taking security threats very seriously and fearing that they will be more tax. but at the same time this is having the effect of isolating israel from its neighbors and from the international community. party's policy reporting right there well it's good to have you with us
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on our to today still ahead for you this hour other may day which turn a celebration to frustration of workers at rallies all across europe see thousands over suffering deeply unpopular cuts but i go balls over in some cities as we report shortly. so ten minutes past the hour here in the russian capital for days france chooses its next leader and the frontrunners will make their final big t.v. push to win voters on wednesday night and nicolas sarkozy and france were all on trying to scoop up supporters of far right leader marine who's refusing to endorse either of them but it is a. choice for weary french voters as artie's tester arcelor explains so it's down to two men socialist francois long an incumbent nicolas sarkozy the french say around one of the presidential race is about choosing the candidate you like the most around to is voting for the one you dislike the least unless of course you voted for one of them to begin with and this is where it gets tricky for some
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especially for those who question what kind of a choice they really proud or if there really is one. yeah yeah yeah. it may be in jest but what's seen as a lack of a clear solution for france's economic woes have left citizens skeptical from the onset. my jordi of the french people to see one of the two come to the t.v. you will see say. this is the most the next five years. i will see the wall in this. and i will i would like to see for all those in this wall in this in this. especially when france's economic quagmire is already a tough one to muddle through unemployment is at a twelve year high of almost ten percent debt is during ninety percent of g.d.p. growth has all but ground to a halt and
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a steady measures are likely to continue both candidates are in favor of euro bonds more intervention from the european central bank and to varying degrees both have put on a confrontational tone towards brussels and germany but there is doubt that there will be much room for maneuver at all. where are the elected president is sarkozy or he will subject himself very quickly and very visibly to the power of the european union it will always require more sacrifices for workers for the obvious interests of the large banking globalists. then they work in very small things that are there if you recall that ok are we going to vote for immigrants in local elections or you know what we're going to lead and what actual couples adopt children those are important measures but they're not the biggest measure of a tough choice to make for those who don't see want to begin with the president
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does or sylvia r.t.u. parents. it is coming to you live from moscow and our deepening european anger ukraine it just couldn't be coming at a worse time of course the country is preparing to host football's prestigious euro twenty twelve finals countries are lining up to possibly boycott the event because of ukraine's treatment of its jailed former prime minister yulia timoshenko here's our eastern europe correspondent. scamp. it certainly is getting darker and darker for key of in relation to the euro twenty two well football championship which starts in less than forty days from now and now the dutch government is the latest of the european officials to express their wish to boy call it the tournament here in ukraine the list which already consists of the german the czech republic presidents the head of the euro commission and the german chancellor angela merkel who even said that the german national football side should boycott their participation in the upcoming summer storm here in ukraine and poland now the
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demands of the european politicians are all different but they all relate to one person the jailed ukraine's former prime minister yulia timoshenko who is now spending seven years in prison for the abuse of power when she was convicted last year and now. says that unless tymoshenko is released she would not come to ukraine for the euro twenty two well football championship the dutch government and the czech presidents are a bit softer in their statement saying that they just want to see and prove in the treatment of political prisoners in ukraine but all in all definitely this creates a very great deal of pressure on key of last friday's terrorist attacks and to put it all skoal way to create a serious concerns about the security during the summer storm in but now the euro twenty two off to become a victim of political pressure from the european union on ukraine the ukrainian leadership reacted to all these statements coming from the european union but saying that this kind of rhetoric puts the countries back in the cold war and in fact there may be right in some sense because the one of the vivid examples of
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a political boy called during a sporting championship sporting event was in one thousand nine hundred eighty one sixty countries refused to come to moscow for the olympic games there and then the soviet union four years later replied by not sending fourteen countries fourteen republics of the soviet union to the olympic games in los angeles but you know the political boycotts during the sporting events happen even nowadays four years ago during the beijing olympics some countries also wanted to abstain from coming to china for the olympic games but then they managed to negotiate it somehow with the authorities in china but certainly the situation is very very tense for ukraine and for keven particular now. let's get some more insight on all this from our arteries are sports center kate partridge a pleasure to have you in the studio with me today as alexey was just describing the whole situation where basically politics is getting involved with sports you know just over a month left until kickoff tickets have been bought hotels have been booked sports are supposed to transcend things like politics is the euro twenty twelve managing
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that as far as the fans are concerned you think i think here in the situation there is a divide between the political side and the football side the football side is very much to do with the seams taking part of c. coaches players and also the fans the other side is politics in terms of politics the where the overlap has come is the fact that within the ukraine you have some obviously the biggest footballing countries within europe taking parts within group b. have you have the netherlands denmark germany court goes or so ukraine sweden france and england so this situation has arisen with attention and care you have these teams coming in but in terms of the fans themselves there isn't really a great deal of reaction from the fans as there is at there hasn't been any sort of blogging or responses on a political sense the fans are much more concerned with the logistics as you say getting hotel getting flights getting tickets but i was interested of the interest in the pool in the political aspects of all this i'm sure you get some fans that are but generally football supporters and football itself has to be and sport as you said before tends to transcend it tends to be apolitical in this situation i
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think an issue that might have been more of a concern to the fans was that with the bombing syndicate that it was in the twenty seventh of april we were covering those watching as well and you're saying i'm going to go off it is there are still several people in hospital from probably from those other those ultimately terror attacks now if i may e.u. officials there asking for chief to pressure kiev over to his case i mean is it really his place to do so when you think about it all these major sporting events particularly the world cup and access or and so forth largely situated in areas that need it regenerating in some way well absolutely it's the policy all of you a fair and fee for to expand. and football to make football truly the global game and we had for instance the world cup that was going to south africa of course russia was going to be getting world cup as well this opportunity to take football into eastern europe is very much a policy of where they're going but sport and football in particular it's not it's not never been their place to be politically involved it's more a case of taking the game taking the game to the wider world to the wind to the
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fans to the wider global football community and by helping regeneration and by definition just by being there helping to highlight some of these issues for is is more its role than it has been it's more of an infrastructure role than it has been a political role for instance you have the box the the what the world heavyweight boxer bitterly bitterly to go he he's he's ukrainian he lives in germany he was saying he doesn't want to see the polluters politicize ation of sport what he was saying though it was an opportunity to highlight these particularly if they can use it as you say to highlight a particular political situation let's if we can just for a good politics to the side here i mean you are a major guru when it comes to sports that's why you are big odds in sports presenter it's been a tough road for ukraine to get ready for the entire for this massive football of what is it ready do tell me and the viewers as well what kind of tournament are fans going to get in for well there have been a few negatives that are in themselves being publicized as we've gone along we've had michel platini coming out and calling some of the hotel years in in the ukraine
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hoover hiked up some of the prices i think he called them swindlers and bandits at some point because of conflating prices ten times the price it was for hotel rooms but also then it in poland you have the you have the situation of trying to you having to relay all the pitches aside from that though there's been a lot of money time and and focus on these particular on this particular sporting event and like any big sporting event you can never tell in hindsight whether it was a success whether the infrastructure that's been laid down has been taken up again that's to do with promotion marketing commercial all the issues later but in terms of a big sporting event it will be a success for the fans the fans the games we've got the best players in the best players in the world so those that are playing right you can be watching. it should be a fantastic spectacle it's been called before the year is often called part of the world cup because of the stages it's taking to get there well first players with fantasia i've got no time left tell me who's your money on germany. go away r.t. sports presenter kate partridge thank you. we're coming to you live from the heart
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of moscow now may day marchers were out in force across europe with thousands getting the chance to vent their anger at the austerity they've been enduring about violence did mar the demonstrations in certain cities for example in italy riot police beat protesters with tour and seeing the fiercest clashes italians are angry over the punitive cuts being carried out by the country's three main new units denounced the reforms being pushed through by unelected technocrat prime minister mario monti though they also turned violent in germany as left wing demonstrators clashed with police in berlin and in hamburg with injuries reported on both sides an estimated four hundred thousand water across the country to demand a growth strategy rather than cuts and here there's madrid in spain battling a double dip recession trade unionists are focused on the record eurozone unemployment rate of twenty five percent or nearly half of all young people are out
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of work one message was clear throughout the economy of the future it needs to entering around citizens and not around bailing out banks. in italy where the violence come from. establishment with the political. when you have a cut in your. view which when you cut social security when you are. then you see that. people are confronted with very violent process in their life. they lose their middle to survive and that's why i think we see that sort of reaction in the population we have to have an economy with the will of the people first the people and not the profit and we have an economy with solidarity and corporation and not
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always fighting and competition between countries and people and so on so we have to re new economy in total basis that's one one thing but directly for the moment we have to take measures that the reach people are paying for the crisis with taxes against them and not against the common people in just a few minutes as the r.t. world update but for now america's chief diplomats on a charm offensive in china right now hillary clinton's high level talks come amid concerns in beijing over washington beefing up its military presence near chinese territory last sunday clinton promised military assistance to the philippines with which beijing has a territorial dispute relations between china and the u.s. are also tainted by a diplomatic tussle over china one chang and the blind activist who's been under house arrest for four years foreign affairs analyst richard hay darian says the two
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nations are too codependent to be enemies. as force the human rights. groups who will cry for peace. because the republicans will. seem to be you know not pushing the democrats. but i do not see that america much of leverage over. china and united states are very economical according. to the largest. american treasury bonds but this goes. on america. for for exports. leverage over the other side. america's so-called the first mention of the economic . and obama administration has made it very clear. pacific region is merging.
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through the twenty first century so america has the clear economic interests in. the ship it's a big region but the second they mention of these people it makes it more controversial is an increase in american presence in the region. and of course american troops in northern australia so this is the. very. i feel that it's going to try and do some sort of. one of this. visit. before we get to dmitri with a business or let's have syria kick off the world update now. syria provinces apparently killed fifteen government soldiers on tuesday u.n. observers reported multiple cease fire from both sides during a gun battle in the turkish border the u.n.
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warns the attacks threaten the peace plan it helped broker and wants to significantly increase the number of monitors in the country by the end of may serious conflict has taken thousands of lives since it began and now over a year ago. it's the heralding of a new era for me and with opposition leader aung sun suu chiva making it into parliament after twenty five years the nobel peace prize winner was sworn in the along with other opposition m.p.'s marking a story chapter in the country's moves towards democracy the party still has too few seats to challenge the military dominated parliament but their forms have seen other countries suffer. their attitude towards me and mine. a rare ratings chink of light for greece standard and poor's has elevated the country's status out of default it's on the back of the world's biggest ever debt restructuring which let greece stop cash from hemorrhaging but means investors have lost billions
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a greece is now rated triple see that means it's vulnerable and dependent following to bail outs from the i.m.f. totaling two hundred billion dollars. straight to dimitry there you are waiting for your hourly report because as far as i understand dimitri the latest jobs data out of the u.s. is better than what we're hearing from europe well depends on how you look at it actually rory i mean i'm not a total pessimist but the u.s. economy did indeed in fact added one hundred nineteen thousand jobs in the private sector according to a.d.p. but this is the worst that we've seen since september so it's not adding that much as it used to now on the other hand we are seeing what we're seeing in europe is italy's unemployment rate rising to what twelve year high in march in germany the jobless rate even increased point one percent for the same period which was slightly higher than expected and of course spain has the highest unemployment rate in the european union the number of job seekers rose for the eight months in
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a row in march to hit five point six million or twenty four point four percent of the active population. all right let's take a look at how the markets are taking this in with this a.d.p. data european markets descended the put it into the red with the footsie down point one percent the dax which used to be in the positive now also down point six percent over in russia also a change of parts with the r.t.s. and the my six descending three quarters of a percent into the red bit of positive data coming from h.s.b.c. is purchasing managers' index has a reached fifty three points any reading above fifty means expansion therefore manufacturing is. looking at different stocks we see that ross depth is doing better than the market better than other energy shares it's about to be paying out as dividends to the shareholders which will be a twenty five percent increase expected on last year and could reach one billion
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dollars gas problem is slightly in the red after the government approved rate hikes for natural resources extraction and gold is down more than one percent of. the rumors that five percent of its shares might be sold to china investment corporation and two and a half percent to russia the t.d. bank which could rake in six hundred million dollars to the company. over on the currencies markets we are seeing the euro now declining against the dollar. this a.d.p. data of course investors cashing out and moving into notably dollars and therefore demand for the greenback is higher this hour whereas the russian ruble as changed much over the past hour it's still a bit weaker than the dollar and around one percent stronger to the euro. and of course next hour we'll have the opening values for you for the u.s. markets also you then are to mature looking for thanks very much for this. well i
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