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america is helping deliver armies just syrian rebels named u.s. officials come clean about the aid to fight the assad regime. a euro hangs by a thread greece which swears in a caretaker government out of a new election which could leave the eurozone in tatters. and left to fend for themselves a palestinian family is left on a slated by israel's barrier refusing to leave their learned. oh and thanks for joining r t this thursday with me karen tara washington is helping to coordinate arms to the syrian opposition through arab gulf allies qatar
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and saudi arabia the reports have surfaced from unnamed american officials however they say the u.s. is not directly supplying weapons to the rebel forces there's recently been an influx of arms from abroad to fight the regime in syria anti-war activist brian becker says 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 terms of preparing for the all out intervention including military intervention by nato forces and remember turkey will be the gateway for nato as
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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 want it to dim because they're using have decided to use military force to overthrow this independent government. more than a month into the ceasefire syria still suffering from violence and that's casting
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serious doubt on the u.s. backed peace plan president assad insists his country is fighting foreign mercenaries and al qaeda linked militants who are masking themselves as the free syrian army as comments came interviewed her precious at a syria twenty four channel his first in nearly six months. first of all it's not an army and it's not free they get ohms and money from broad from different countries that's why they're not free they are a bunch of criminals the divine elated laws for years and have been convicted on a number of charges they also consist of religious extremists with ties to al qaida i don't just mean the organization itself but their extreme and terrorist approach they also have foreign mercenaries some were killed in action some we've captured and they're alive and we'll soon reveal them to the world we couldn't do it earlier because we didn't have the documents so we couldn't offer proof of their identity
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they look foreign but that would not serve as proof for those fights is the taint they are all foreign mostly from arab states the west always tries to find puppets for itself syria has never backed down to that on any issue they've always done that and are trying the same with this conflict the new e.u. sanctions are felt more by ordinary people and the economy because when they talk of boycotting syria they mean a boycott only by western nations but we have great relations with other countries excluding western nations we can find alternatives and overcome all difficulties. they arose on shaky ground as a caretaker greek government is being sworn in a senior judge will be heading it until next month's reelection fears of athens quitting the single currency home in the exacerbated by a frantic cash withdrawals from the country's banks but do you have the weights are still hoping to safeguard the euro by keeping the greeks in archie's peter oliver reports from berlin. the attention of those who are looking to find
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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 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 ill 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 some of those political parties want to see an end to austerity 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 risky basically the message is no
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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 should greece leave the single currency leave the eurozone all of the impact be kicked out of the eurozone would have to revert back to the drachma 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. 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 her french counterpart newly sworn in french president francois hollande has said that they want to see greece remain within the. and said that they're
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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. 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 albert timing gardy says athens quits the euro zone and will see cash training from smaller
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economies into the hands of bigger once the liberal who knows terry. is a very confusing warts by use tyranny you can mean two very different things which is why. expanding in the taxation the governor the president. is talking about two different kind of good one. ben one is the one by raising taxes to good one losing one by catholic link experience you. can kind of austerity he's also the easy one to be believe if you speak with the gloomy news day of your t.v. even these days everything because of. that we can and he looks in front of the markets and you. know. you got greece exiting the you. where to go all following suit. money basically being to leave in
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a way out of the tally and in spanish banks to german banks and into austrian banks very savers believe their savings will be safer and this can bring to any northern italy action starting with this fact of capital contorting discounting of course if you have to factor of capital controls basically you are saying goodbye not just to 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 chakraborty the economics leader writer for the guardian newspaper what he sees next for our that's. been modeling what the 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 in states
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people that it would mean the banks would also be the a.t.m. would not be working it would mean that people be stopped from leave the country especially with this the bureau's in their back pocket because the country would then need to stop all copper from the country and to maintain a very high level move so it would feel affected like a country move more to. the question are all in the saudis really for the rest of the euro zone if the euro zone can say to the rest and to 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 an orderly exit if they can convince everyone that greece is leaving because of greece not because of the euro i don't think people in markets would buy that. you watch the full interview with chuck robb or the economics lira for the guardian
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newspaper in just about twenty minutes right here on r.t. . so i have for you a life apart. one palestinian family cut off by the israeli barrier separating them from their community and a lot of the hood. is . the official. from the.
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video. twelve minutes past the hour and israel's work to wall itself and is back on track after a break really briefly rather palls ing for protest marches on the palestinian knockabout day which was held on the anniversary of israel's founding 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 arches paula slater reports. a lonely house on a hilltop tells the whole story of palestinian plots of land passed on through the generations now under threat i don't know the number i don't have and i want my ground and for his insistence omar's paying the price is small property is on the
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wrong side of the wall a tale of is building between israel and the palestinians and what was once all my was part of the larger village he'll soon be cut off from it and alone on the other side from this i fear for me the. israeli 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 wrong go for this this this rod and go for in the. go go downstairs go the village the side she's go this two hundred fifty meter. this tunnel which is very very big ball for this five million on eight hundred thousand
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jekyl one hundred million dollars just to build this town for just only one family . for decades already israel's 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 called crazy and they have no real plan their have no really vision no real vision of a very good long term answer because walls will not and will never ever provide security for this one is 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 entrance 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 will be an electrified fence and the local joke is that not only are the israelis separating palestinians from their land they're separating the living from the dead but with each tilt of the soil most families connection to
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the land is threatened to be even more polluted for much of. what they can do just id term future in. this. this for you and this for my father. my grandfather. don't live in the future it's. like a future times against him and with every new brick it goes up the family's isolation is cemented policy r.-t. the larger village. a quick look now at some other international headlines. in yemen troops have used heavy artillery and warplanes to pound al qaeda positions in the south of the country at least twenty nine militants were killed as part of a ramped up campaign against the terror group yemen's army is now receiving direct help from the u.s. which is providing targeting data to fight al-qaeda militants have taken over
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several towns in the past year forcing out troops and establishing their own rule. gunmen have raided a historic town only libya algeria border known as the pearl of the desert seven people died and dozens were injured in ga dahmus which is a unesco 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 impose their will on the country's tribal groups most of whom fought for gadhafi in last year's uprising. a student demonstration in chile has turned violent after hundreds of people poured onto the streets of santiago demanding free education and sweeping school reforms protesters threw rocks at riot police who responded with water cannons fires were also started in parts of the city mass protests have been staged repeatedly since last year but so far little spin achieved. the trial of
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former bosnian serb general about to go to law which is continuing in the hague he is charged with eleven counts of genocide and crimes against humanity during the nine hundred ninety s. yugoslav war as we take a look among them the city but he needs a massacre and when eight thousand muslim boys and men were slaughtered you're looking at live pictures right now direct to you this is also alleges to have commanded the siege of sarajevo during which more than ten thousand civilians died they have convicted he faces the. life from president. hard to dot com 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 victor boot to his native russia which has been vying for the return of the man dubbed by some the lord of war. and a feminist blast at the cannes film festival and
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here with r t at twenty minutes past the hour bay american dream has been shattered for thousands of mexicans who have become disillusioned with life for the u.s. faced with a fragile economy and a weekend job market emigrants no longer want to work there reversing a decades old trend by democrats of a has a story. in hospitable terrain to trigger happy border guards crossing illegally from mexico into the united states is a person is journey which for many desperate for a new life was always thought to be worth the risk but times and more importantly economies have certainly changed if what i was so i was working at even two jobs i mean what do you have to that it's and someday i mean it was easy but now it's sort
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of thought so that if you go you can leave it you're going to spend a month 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 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 had 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 of 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
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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 by 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 jobs as farmers and labor it is a widespread belief that thanks again to the jobs that americans are we see still so this trusted name in a way raises the question just who will sell and for that ron gotcha's a teacher and a community organizer believes this sharp don't worry trend can lead to more drastic consequences if they leave they crisis in the united states and be far greater than it is now because you know mexico have to go to the grocery store they
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have to buy planes have to buy like anybody else so that's a lot of buying power talk about billions of dollars of buying power that the american economy cannot afford to lose americans have complained for decades that they want less immigration from mexico but if chores started going on done and prices started rising they may soon started comply. i think one more minute which no i t reporting from los angeles california. time to get the latest financial our daily with demetrius out pastoralism same said dominate the markets tell us more about that when we have positive news coming out from japan and the u.s. but indeed the markets are mostly for let's start with asia where japan has reported the gross domestic product increase one percent on the fourth quarter but so overall and your lies to get to four point one percent which is better than expected so we are seeing the nikkei and the hang saying and gaining point eight point three percent respectively but if you take
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a look at the first hour of trading in europe you'll see that the for the other drags are depressed they're down point three percent down worries about what's going on in greece i mean i've been saying this every day but there's still political deadlock in the country is the risk that it will leave the eurozone actually want to go out of its daybreak hear about it told us that the chances are pretty high that greece will leave the euro zone and he would say he said that they would create a massive shockwave worse than that from the lehman brothers bankruptcy in two thousand and eight. it's a two thirds chance at least to greece will leave either this year or next then we could we could know the answer really quite soon the primary concern is about exiting contagion that is the concern that greece will not be the only country that would actually put 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 system in europe but also elsewhere will be under very heavy strains
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in another much greater strain than was the case in the aftermath of lehman. well in a rush or we're also seeing no bounce back from the heavy losses we've seen pretty much the past two weeks without almost any exception we are two years of my six now declining point eight. and point nine percent respectively the secular what's going on among the different storks is burbank reflects pretty much the movement even worse than the market down almost two percent seven content is that one hundred roubles per share exactly it's down also two percent despite reports saying first quarter net profit was double and also russia's largest of all the world's actually largest the diamond producer is up one percent also after reports in two thousand and eleven profits going up well around fifty percent. in the currencies the euro is gaining against the dollar but as you can see it's still far from from what we
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saw a couple of weeks ago the ruble is mixed against the by currency but it's stronger versus the euro and weaker versus the dollar. and in commodities not much support actually seen still of from different blends light sweet is up thirty one cents per barrel this hour this is kind of on optimism coming from japan but on the same the same time we are not seeing that much of a change to fundamentals like supply and demand and demand is what is worrying investors mostly given the situation in europe and notably in greece. so that's the way the markets look to self course i'll be back in fifty five minutes so bring you more. men or. more on money in a few minutes as we discuss the future of greece and the eurozone that's after the headlines still to come.
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