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u.s. officials conkling about washington aiding the syrian rebels named sources say weapons are flowing in to battle the assad regime. a euro dilemma greece's new election could see the country take a leave of the currency union which would send shock waves across the region. and a family walled in and left in isolation israel's security barriers are separating people who refuse to leave lands passed down through generations. thank you for joining us this thursday this is our team on karan taraji washington
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is helping to coordinate arms to the syrian opposition through arab gulf allies tar and saudi arabia the confirmation was given by unnamed american officials who say though the u.s. is not directly supplying weapons to of the rebel forces there's recently been an influx of arms from abroad to fight the regime in syria anti-war activists brian becker says of the u.s. and nato still want assad out. saudi arabia qatar they have their own interests in terms of reorganizing the middle east principally of weakening syria weakening iran changing the relationship of forces in lebanon but behind qatar and saudi arabia and even turkey which has its own regional ambitions is the united states is the nato countries the former colonizers of syria and the region who are committed to overthrowing the assad government and who i believe have crossed the rubicon now in
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terms of preparing for the all out of the intervention including military intervention by nato forces and remember turkey will be the gateway for nato as a nato power for the efforts by the west as they did in libya to use ultimately military power to overthrow a government and independent government that they want to replace with a proxy regime in this important region assad government was hoping against hope that some sort of. mission such as the observer mission with kofi annan might be enough to keep the dogs at bay but i think it's quite clear that when the united states and its allies saudi arabia qatar are pumping in huge quantities hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons right into the middle of damascus and other areas their intention is not to have a negotiated settlement but an all out civil war or as a precursor as i said earlier to a nato intervention i think the united states is scripted it in a way that peace is impossible it says pieces demean but the united states and nato wanted to do because they're using have decided to use military force to overthrow
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this independent government. more than a month into the ceasefire and syria still suffering from violence and that's casting some serious doubt on the un backed peace plan president assad insists his country is fighting foreign mercenaries or masking themselves as the free syrian army and trying to overthrow the government as comments came in an interview to russians that i see a twenty four channel his first in nearly six months because they have all the first of all it's not an army and it's not free they get money from a brood from different countries that is why they are not free they are a bunch of criminals that have violated laws for years and it be given the number of charges they usually consist of religious extremists with ties to al qaida i don't just mean the organization itself but there are extreme and terrorist approach for nurse neris. in yemen low the u.s. is siding with the government with its troops providing targeting data to find al
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qaida which some already dubbed an escalation of america's clandestine war in the country government forces used heavy artillery and warplanes to power positions in the south of the country killing at least twenty nine militants al qaeda linked fighters have taken over several towns in the past year forcing out troops on the stop to show their own role anti-war activists susan lindauer believes american help will do more harm than good hurting u.s. interests in the region. the united states has played right into the hands of al qaida it's been a long term ambition of al qaeda to manipulate the united states into putting sanctions on yemen so that they can alienate the very impoverished yemeni people from the central government yemeni of course is yemen is a scrabble poor country desperately poor they're running out of water they have no food they have limited hospitals limited educational opportunities and al
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qaeda yes. sits right next door to saudi arabia for that ever since the bombing of the u.s.s. cole al qaeda has made it clear that it wants to establish a base inside yemen to attack the saudi oil fields right next door and anything that they can do to alienate the yemeni people from the central authority and the west this is the united states caused this and this is a this is a this is a great victory for them it's a very bad decision by the united states coming up on r t i a life apart. one palestinian family cut off by the israeli barrier separating them from their community and livelihood. for the first time in decades mexican immigrants no longer wish to go to the united states and maybe something many americans have wanted for a long time but soon they might start regretting it we'll tell you one.
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thing these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to look for each and throughout the day. here with our two it's six minutes past the hour and the euro is on shaky ground as greece assembles a caretaker government to last until next month's reelection fears of afghans quitting the single currency how been exacerbated by frantic cash withdrawals from the country's banks but you have the weights are still hoping to safeguard the euro by keeping the greeks in as archie's peter all over reports from berlin. the attention of those who are looking to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis in the euro zone is focused only on athens fresh elections being called for the seventeenth of june now this is following the
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failure of the political parties that so you form a coalition government following early elections this month now those fresh elections are essentially elections that greece a country which is suffering severe financial problems can afford to be hosting. and of course the people who will be taking part in those elections will essentially be the same people who have failed to form a coalition government following the last round of ballots some of those people of course as well and those some of those political parties want to see an end to the measures which were laid down as part of a joint e.u. i.m.f. bailout greece was set to receive in june is it risk basically the message is no will stare at the no money now in recent times we've seen around a billion dollars taken out of greek banks by investors who have become worried
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should greece leave the single currency leave the eurozone all of the impact be kicked out of the eurozone and have to revert back to the drachma that their savings would be essentially stripped of some value the president of the european central bank mario draghi has said that the e.c.b. will not keep greece in the euro zone it any cost in fact that the it's not a matter for the e.c.b. to move the goalposts as it were to allow greece to remain within the single currency here in germany we've heard from chancellor angela merkel who is said alongside french counterpart newly sworn in french president francois hollande they said that they want to see greece remain within the u. . and said that they're willing to try and help greece along with through its financial troubles however they said that they will also respect the of the results of a ballot should greece decide to elect people that want to pull them out of the eurozone
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. finance ministers in the we'll be meeting on the thirty first of may to talk more about the ongoing crisis throughout europe throughout the eurozone and the future of the single currency what happens if greece pulls out well it's it's unprecedented there would have to be a huge change. in treaties across europe so all i hear in germany as well as across europe focused of firmly on athens the find out what's going to happen next as this story unfolds money has been flowing out of greece for more than two and a half years now ever since its financial troubles hit economist alberto ming gardy says if our friends quits the eurozone and well see cash draining from smaller economies into the hands of bigger ones the liberal who knows terri. is a very confusing warts by use tyranny you can mean two very different things which
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is why. expanding in the taxation the governor of the president. is talking about two different kind of. good one in a bad one then one is the one by raising taxes to good one isn't one made by catholic barbaric expenditure is the. big kind of austerity he's also the easy one to be pursued politically speaking but the premium used in these days everything these about extra. looks in front of the markets in tunisia now have you got greece exiting the you know where to go all following suit. and money basically being that even a way out of the italian and spanish banks to german banks and into austrian banks very savers believe their savings will be safer and this can bring to any northern
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italy action starting with this fact the capital control in this country of course if you have defacto capital controls basically you are saying goodbye not just to the europe but to the entire dream of a unified common market. orderly or disorderly a chorus of analysts have been predicting a greek default later we ask chuck on our board of the comics or leader of writer for the guardian newspaper what he sees next for a. piece of the modeling what a greek exit from the euro zone would look like for the best part of a year politically and economically politically even those who are in favor of greece leaving so. they would accept that it would involve beyond being straight people though it would mean banks would also be the kids would not be working it would mean that people stop from the country specially with this bureaus in their
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back pocket because the country would then need to stop all capital from the country and to maintain a very high level move so it would feel affected like a country with market reform. the question all in the saudis really for the rest of the euro zone if the euro zone can say to the rest of the financial markets look greece is leaving but we all know greece is a special case you know behind our hands will say it's a bit of a basket case and actually its problems and not the rest of the euro zone that's what they really mean by naughty exhibit if they can convince everyone that greece is leaving because of greece not because of the euro i don't think the markets would buy that. watch the full interview with chakraborty the economics leader writer for the guardian newspaper in just over an hour here on r t. well europe's mired in its own financial woes and public discontent it's still pledging cash brought germany's
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chancellor merkel says berlin will give afghanistan one hundred fifty million euros a year to support its military after the nato withdrawal in twenty fourteen but activists around iran says there is a hidden agenda behind the saide. the problem is that the german not to withdraw told you you are not going to the german troops staying and fighting in afghanistan all our main concern is that the german and the nato troops will not leave the country to the other through the fault was still continuing staying there the second point which is highly interested and underline our argument which is the german news we're. getting good of the next who saw answers in afghanistan this means we will get the natural resources from the country and this is not a peace process that is in the process of continuous occupying the country a good senior being interventional me all the countries in nato will have to give
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money thought paying the reparation for the country which they have destroyed the main point is who will get the money if the mockery of elected government in afghanistan even if the civil society which you can support is always there are totally corrupted much fuel system where we spend the money and we are totally against giving money to because this is no money for the people. started out calm never runs out of stories for you to explore here's a quick taste of what's there. the u.s. could consider transferring convicted arms dealer viktor boot to his native brush up which has been vying for the return of the man tapped by some well the lord of war. and a family as a blast at the cannes film festival a french group demands filmmakers explain the lack of female talent on show all the details are at our t.v. dot com.
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well. it's technology innovation all the. russia. harbored.
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a very warm welcome to our team at sixteen minutes past the hour and israel's work to wall itself and is back on track after pausing for the palestinian not by day they so-called catastrophe which saw thousands displaced twenty israel was founded the country is building walls on most of its borders saying it needs to protect itself from attacks but the barrier it's constructing within palestinian territories are seeing families separated as archie's poles flee or reports. a lonely house on a hilltop tells the whole story of palestinian plots of land passed down through the generations now under threat i don't read a number i don't want money i want my gran and for his insistence almost paying the price is small probably she is on the wrong side of the wall tel aviv is building
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between israel and the palestinians and what was once omar was part of a larger village he'll soon be cut off from it and alone on the other side from this i feel. it's really tractors have already for eight months been building the prison or more refers to digging up the ground around his house the plan will see his home cut off by a five meter high electrified fence and a tunnel monitored by security cameras will connect him with a larger village after. the experience for the around and go over this this this road and go for in the tunnel go go downstairs the tunnel and go the village the side she's got all this tunnel two hundred fifty meter. this tunnel which is very very big ball for this tunnel five million eight hundred thousand jekyl one hundred million dollars just to build this town for just only one family
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. for decades already israel has been building a wall that cuts through the west bank these raby states for security but palestinians complain it saves them from their land and communities the leadership of israel is going crazy and they have no real plan their have no really vision no real vision of a very good long term israel because walls will not and will never ever provide security for this one is a good neighbors is actually provide security and we do not have good neighbors eventually the village of larger will also be completely closed in by the wall the only way in and out will be through this introns that the israelis will control here too the israelis are building another tunnel this one is so that omar's neighbors can reach a small family cemetery they'll be electrified fence and the local drove is that not only are the israelis separating palestinians from their land they're separating the living from the did but with each tilt of the soil almost families
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connection to the land is threatened to be even more suited for emergencies. what they can do all. the term future in this murder and this and this for you all and this for my father or. my grandfather. don't live in the future it's. burka future times against him and with every new brick that goes up the families isolation is cemented policy r.t. the larger village. quick look now at some other international headlines. gunmen have raided a historic town on the libya algeria border known as the pearl of the desert seven people died and dozens were injured in gaza the armis which is a you know school world heritage site locals clashed with the attackers over control of a checkpoint on a desert route often used for smuggling libya's interim rulers have struggled to
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impose their will on the country's tribal groups most of whom fall for gadhafi in last year's uprising. a student demonstration in chile has turned violent after hundreds of people poured onto the streets of santa jago demanding free education and sweeping school reforms protesters threw rocks at riot police who responded with water cannons fires or were also started in parts of the city mass protests have been staged repeatedly since last year but so far at little's been achieved. the trial of former bosnian serb general and article is continuing on the hague he is charged with eleven counts of genocide and crimes against humanity during the one nine hundred ninety s. yugoslav lord among them the. massacre when eight thousand muslim boys and men were slaughtered law which is also alleged to have commanded the siege of sarajevo during which more than ten thousand civilians died
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if convicted he faces life imprisonment. well the american dream has been shattered for thousands of mexico those who've become disillusioned with life in the u.s. faced with a fragile economy and weakened job market immigrants no longer want to work there are bursting a decades old trend but do not question of why has the story three inhospitable terrain to trigger happy border guards crossing illegally from mexico into the united states is a pearl is journey which for many desperate for a new life was always thought to be worth the risk but times and more importantly condominiums have certainly changed if what i was so was working even through jobs and what do you up so that some day i mean it was easy but now it's sort of so that if you go you can leave it you're going to spend the money to find a good job ten years ago gustavo like many other mexicans came to california illegally to earn money provide for his family and enjoy
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a harsh standard of living than at home but now he has joined the rapidly swelling ranks of those thinking it's time to pack their bags and have back south because of the poverty that was in the united states even people before maybe even middle class mexicans now they're falling into the lower class and now even below so a lot of people are saying well i want to be poured here i might as well go back home and be or at least with my family in mexico whether want it or not in the past mexico has provided the largest wave of immigration from a single country into the united states but now that's bigger just like america's economy has come to a grinding halt crippling unemployment and housing construction market lying idle and a sharp rise in deprecation charcoal combining to put people off seeking the good life in america during the five year period from two thousand and five to twenty ten a total net of one point four million mexicans immigrated to the united states down
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. more than half from the three million who had done so and the five year period nine hundred ninety five to two thousand mexicans that come here to the u.s. and take johns farmers and labor it is a wide range between mexicans do the jobs that americans we feasted so this trusted name in wage raises the question just who will fill in for them ron gotcha's a teacher and a community organizer believes this sharp downward trend can lead to more drastic consequences if they leave the crisis in the united states and be far greater than it is now because you know mexican have to go to the grocery store they have to buy them to buy take anybody else so that's a lot of buying power we're talking about billions of dollars of buying power that the american economy cannot afford to lose americans have complained for decades that they want lots immigration from mexico that if choice started going on done
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and prices started rising they may soon started complaining that they won more i do which now are t.v. reporting from los angeles california. to major with us now from the business task of finally some positive data coming out may tell us about it g.d.p. report has come out of japan showing that its first quarter g.d.p. growth was one percent compared to the fourth quarter the previous year with our new allies means four point one percent much better than expected as you can see the asian markets are rallying this hour this is actually old figures i'm seeing right now right now i'm seeing a. point five percent and the hang seng up almost one percent point nine percent so really has some positive news a breath of fresh air in the u.s. meanwhile we did see the markets close that negatively with the dow down point three percent nasdaq even more than that point seven percent that's. just
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a you know a few a few hours ahead of the lloyd's. of facebook on the nasdaq so basically that might provide some optimism but j.p. morgan was again causing concern as the new york times reported that the two billion dollars trading loss that it suffered could amount to actually three billion dollars now so the stock was dumped down more than two percent at the close . over on the currencies market the euro is regaining positions that it lost a massively over the past two weeks against the dollar on the positive data coming out from germany of course and the russian a ruble was down against the basket of currencies around one percent against the dollar and the euro. over on the russian market we did see yet again another negative session almost two year lows the r.t.s. was down around two percent and basically that was driven by commodity shares and
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financials and on the commodities markets we're seeing the oil price pick up with light sweet outburst sixty six cents but brant is still coming down forty cents on the reassurances by saudi arabia that it could continue increasing supplies to the markets. now citibank you gonna mr ebrahim a robbery says the chances are high that greece will exit the euro zone and that will send a shockwave a very bad signal across the whole world even worse than the collapse of lehman brothers way back in two thousand and eight. it's a two thirds chance at least that greece will leave either this year or next then we could we could know the answer really quite soon the primary concern is about exit contagion that is the concern that greece will not be the only country that would exit in its footsteps would follow other vulnerable countries including say portugal ireland or of course italy or spain and in that case i think the financial
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system in europe but also elsewhere will be. and the very heavy strains in another much greater strain than was the case in the aftermath of lehman. heard a very high risk could of follow if greece should leave the euro zone that's the primary concern of the market so there's data that we've seen from japan is providing just a very short term relief all right well many thanks for that update on the train. shortly we discuss which country could be first on president putin's list to visit after he decided to skip the g eight summit in the us but first i'll update you on today's stories in just a moment. mission
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