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egyptians vote for a second day protesting in the dark over what powers the ruling military will grant the new president and whether the winner will respect the people's revolution. both to blame the u.n. slams the syrian regime and the rebels in its latest report on the violence warning that the conflict is getting increasingly militarized and. this is a grenade if you pull this buying just like a party popper a christmas tree is the nursery nightmare as nazi sympathizers the film showing off real war weapons in a lesson to kindergarten kids. eight
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pm here in moscow you're watching r t with me kevin zero in with our top stories for you this hour and the second and final day of voting is underway in egypt to fill the presidential seat that's been very can since hosni mubarak was forced out over a year ago thirteen candidates are vying for the top job but without a new constitution it's not clear how much power the new leader will have or whether the military is even prepared to relinquish any policy or found out. election fever has gripped egypt with a record number of voter turnout expected in these the first properly contested presidential elections in the post mubarak period i'm standing at one of the schools which has been transformed into a voting station and although there is a large number of people arriving here to cast their ballot then numbers have been drawn by the number of security personnel one hundred and fifty thousand troops have been deployed with regular and military police patrolling the streets and also
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the entrances to these voting stations now this comes on the back of growing concern that the military will not from a true to its would to hand over power once a new president is announced the other concerns are also the role that these lamas will play in defining egypt's future and here interesting enough the islamists have not feed as well in these elections as they did in the parliamentary elections several months ago but this is partly because of poor management of the parliament and also because the islamists went back home they would not to field a candidate for these presidential elections but by and large most egyptians do believe that these polls will be fair and this is despite reports of some election irregularities we're looking at some fourteen thousand judges who have been deployed at just under fourteen thousand polling stations now the voting will continue until late tuesday with the counting expected to finish sometime saturday
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or sunday at this stage though it seems highly unlikely that any of the candidates will receive a fifty percent majority which means that they will need to be a runoff come the middle of next month with a final announcement expected on the twenty first of june in terms of who egypt's mixed president will be that president will have his hands full he will need to deal with the rampant corruption poverty and unemployment policy r t cairo. cairo based journalist summary for hours he told r.t. that the absence of a new constitution is creating a potential conflict of power in the country. when we called for the. constitution should be furthest. most of egyptians have voted for that we have to get elected parliament first and then we can derive the constitution but currently most of the people say if we have a president who. would have
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a constitutional responsibility clear the. constitutional responsibilities that can make a conflict between different political factions and between the parliament and then you president since both of them will be responsible for the new constitution and there is a conflict of interest for the both of them would like to maximize their power and some people and some analysts to speak if islamists lose and. deserve presidential presidential seat they may favor a parliamentarian system rather than a presidential system so leaving is a matter of the constitution until we get a new president. it's quite good it is. you can have all the fingertips at r.t. dot com our web site let's show you some of the stories we've got online right now details of america's new web put in the fight against al qaeda propaganda which is
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more i t.v. than g.i. bill a lot more so mine from us and these are great pictures week that will batman here you jumped out of a plane without a parachute and landed in the record books thankfully under some cardboard boxes safe and well he's celebrating us like you can watch the pictures freefall footage but our team go home. iran says it won't curb its nuclear program unless it sees some sanctions dropped by the west both sides are struggling to reach consensus at talks in baghdad over to rounds nuclear ambitions after no diplomacy for over a year now western envoys offered around much needed aircraft maintenance and nuclear safety cooperation in return for to run the whole thing high grade new nuclear enrichment iran offered u.n. inspectors visit to
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a convoy of military complex that suspected of carrying out nuclear tests but the west refused to budge over eminent new sanctions that will hit all oil exports the country's main source of income iran says more restrictions won't make it yield on its nuclear program which it claims is only for energy and research political analyst chris bambery told me he expects around to hold firm. iran is of course virtually surrounded by american bases not just american presence in afghanistan so they're ratcheting up the military pressure in there it's associated as well with the tensions over syria and as we were hearing that in lebanon so there is a. being going on here which is a very dangerous game many people who would not support khamenei the supreme lord would take a position on this because it's an issue of national pride and i don't really think the west understand just how far that goal is and how deep the record of people's memory and understanding of western western involvement in iran is which stalks resentment of the west treating iran somewhat or child and refusing to accept the
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repeated promises and statements that this is a peaceful nuclear program the military build up in the gulf is particularly dangerous for those who would call the end of the one thousand eight hundred iran war the americans intervened on the side of iran iraq when they were seemed to be winning the war and shot down really in civilian airliners over two hundred eighty date the rationing up of military tension plus sanctions is creates a dangerous situation but america and the european union are on the road to simply embargo all iranian oil the chinese the indians and the italians that can pick up the slack here. the syrian regime has come under fire from a new u.n. report claiming both the government and opposition are committing gross human rights violations speak claims damascus is responsible for the largest share of the violence while rebels are accused of kidnapping civilians and torturing captured soldiers meanwhile amnesty international slammed the un security council as quote
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increasingly unfit for purpose and too slow to act on syria the world body dispatched an observer mission to the country where it's estimated around ten thousand people have now been killed since march last year from all those women del author of full spectrum dominance totalitarian democracy the new world order is where this i was good to see you and it was good to get that very long title of your book. the un recall polls syria's conflict increasingly militarized while the syrian regime blames outside forces as it puts it for fuel in the conflict who is potentially benefiting from that then. well i think the significance of the new u.n. report is that for the first time it's a knowledge that there is on the side of the so-called opposition the rebel groups of the jihadists and so forth al-qaeda and the muslim brotherhood forces that are trying to create regime change so to that extent i think it's a step forward that it's not simply
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a one sided genocide by the assad regime. as you said this document cites abuses on both sides and also suggest that u.n. monitors aren't helping much with this cease fire despite their much publicized presence there is their mission doomed to fail. well it is it's hard to see how it can do much of anything but the i think the more significant point is washington has backed off of the libya style regime change operation in syria they realized that with russia and china drawing the line in the sand together with iran some months ago and refusing to go along with the un security council resolution and the fact that the so-called syrian national council is rife with muslim brotherhood domination and is split within itself can't even get its own act together that there is no opposition worthy of the name at this point you have i have i witnessed reports that i got when i was in turkey recently. you had
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so-called rebel fighters coming across the border from turkey they were armed with a fistful of dollars kalashnikovs and they thought they were told that they were fighting the israeli defense forces and turns out they were fighting fellow arab brothers and they were a little bit shocked to find out and that was an eyewitness account so i think what we have there is quite quite far away from the western media accounts of this i think it's it's time to just let the syrians sort out for themselves what they want for the government in their country but washington still considering where they've said non-lethal assistance to the syrian opposition and the hope for pace through diplomacy in syria while that's happening. well washington is playing a double game on syria i think they are trying at this point damage control they failed massively in the operation that they had thought they would succeed in about a year ago the momentum of the so-called arab spring has screeched to a halt that it's really turned into
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a sunni versus shia. kind of war throughout the muslim world with saudi and qatari money financing the sunni side of it iranian financing much of the shiite side of it but. the point is it's failed obama doesn't want a another military conflict before the november election so he's evidently given the order to backtrack significantly on that as well as around what our what about the danger of conflict spill it we've already seen fighting spilling into neighboring lebanon is there a danger it could spread further and engulf more of the region. i see less of a danger now than there was perhaps six months ago frankly i think the situation in syria is militarily much more stable than it was six months ago and syria is in effect also for israel a guarantor of stability in lebanon so as ironic as it may sound that is the fact
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on the ground so i think if the the escalation of the arming of the syrian so-called opposition many of whom are not even syrian nationals if that comes to a halt or is significantly downgraded which washington is doing right now then i think the situation in lebanon is not likely to the spin out of control any time soon or a final thought back in syria itself washington and its allies say sat still leave his post what would happen for instance in syria lebanon or indeed elsewhere if he goes given al-qaeda militants are also on the ground. well also have the fact that the largest opposition group is the muslim brotherhood which is dominating the post mubarak politics in egypt as well and if you have that then you have a situation which is very. hostile to the security situation in israel that creates instability there as you have both in syria and in egypt the
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muslim brotherhood dominated governments and i think that very poorly for any kind of stability in the middle east so post assad syria i do not think at this point there's no stable secular opposition in view who could allow the situation that we've had for centuries in syria christian jew muslim living side by side whether shiite or sunni or olive oil. i think you would have chaos and anarchy and like you have and in libya today. thanks very much you're always good to get you very informed comment on the program much appreciated thank you still ahead on this program face describable facebook investors who snatched up the company's shares in a filing a lawsuit alleging floatation fraud format for. the next kid the guardian latvia's been dragged into a rat with a teaching terror any after it's told is were given
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a lesson by nazi sympathizers including getting hands on with real war weapons for some it's vital schooling about their country's history but as alexia's yes he reports next for this channel fear is of nursery age indoctrination. this was described as a lesson of patcher it is in a kindergarten in riga. was. the fact that the man wore the uniform of lot of us as sas legion which fought on the nazi german side in the second world war one of the outfits even boasts the notorious thunder like symbol moreover they let the three year olds play with real nazi weapons. this is a grenade if you pull this buying just like a party popper christmas. despite nazi symbols being outlawed in law to be along with soviet emblems no legal consequences have followed so far the owner of this kindergarten who is also a right wing nationalist party member sees nothing wrong. but the most expensive is
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a history and no way to tell our children who the legion is will we see in this kindergarten and i will decide how we'll teach our children our we will make them proud of their country and its warning it won't get it but the incident has sent shock waves across the land this woman asked us to hide her face peering nationalists could abuse her after the interview she says her family will now have to consider a four year old daughter's future education little teen with normal it some think about things like that must never happen to children and i'm strongly against it i'm scared so if things like that become frequent i'll have to take my daughter from the kindergarten and keep her. in the head of a lot of his anti nazi movement says the incident is not a one off such lessons he claims occur on the regular basis in schools nash and wide. they usually happen on sixteenth of march known as the country's legion day
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when former assets fighters marched the streets of riga along with right wing politicians and human support is similar gatherings happen am usually in another baltic state with a difficult history a stone with. a parliament. i remember speaking at the european parliament trying to convince deputies not love you is a nazi fleet country so now i have to admit a great change due to the action of some movement. stronger here within the youth don't understand the horrors of naziism and easily fall into this propaganda since gaining independence the baltic states have been vocally critical of the soviet period of their history calling it an occupation those who fought against the u.s.s.r. are called freedom fighters by some here even despite the fact they were allied with a genocidal nazi regime the most murderous in history what concerns many here now is that such lessons of them in the long run will not teach history but simply breed a future generation of neo nazis in the heart of free europe this latest incident
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has once again shown how divided the lobby in society is about its past and while the people here are still trying to determine whether these men were right or wrong many still agree that bringing real weapons to go three year old was a major offense at least from a moral point of view. reporting from riga in latvia. around the world in brief over five hundred students have been arrested overnight in canada related as protests in quebec over higher university tuition fees rallies me going on now for over a hundred days quebec's provincial government last week passed emergency legislation in an attempt to end canada's most sustained student demonstrations ever but moves only further of rage protestors leading to violent clashes with police and hundreds of arrests wrote the week. a u.s. drone strikes killed ten suspected militants in northwest pakistan officials say two missiles hit an insurgent hideout in the north waziristan tribal area it's the
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second strike there in twenty four hours at least four people were killed on wednesday the mission took place despite calls by pakistan for all drone strikes on its territory to stop. french president francois lard's told the press he may boycott the euro twenty twelve championship in ukraine over the case of the country's former prime minister yulia timoshenko he says he loves football but the affair of tomasz anchor who is in jail for abuse of power could prevent him from attending several other e.u. leaders including germany's angela merkel a voice the possibility of boycotting next month's tournament commissioner claims the case together syria's politically motivated and says she suffered abuse while in prison. instead of jetting off resulting newlywed facebook founder mark zuckerberg fighting to remain the darling of the tech bubble the billionaire his company and a group of major banks the know being sued by disgruntled shareholders who invested in the world's most anticipated flotation last friday and washington correspondent
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guy ritchie can explains why. a group of investors as launched a class action suit against facebook and several banks now the u.s. securities and exchange commission as well as the financial industry regulatory authority are also looking into a possible fraud on the first day of facebook stock sales last week investors say they lost billions of dollars because the banks which prepared the initial offering price beefed up the price knowing that facebook's latest performance record showed we can grow so the claim is that a select group of participants in this i.p.o. which includes facebook at solvent investment banks like morgan stanley j.p. morgan and goldman sachs drummed up invest the sport over the social network stock in the run up to the i.p.o. put a price tag on it of thirty eight dollars per share while withholding information from the public about facebook's weakening growth you to facebook's expansion on mobile devices which means that they get to sell less ads those are the allegations
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needless to say that the shares plunged in the coming days that now stabilize that around thirty two dollars those who lost are those who bought as the initial offering price price put forward by morgan stanley j.p. morgan and goldman sachs as it happens on wall street somebody made a killing certainly not the small investors who believed the assessment of those companies it looks like it's going to be a long process the law here is tricky as to what could or could not be considered as withholding information but many are sure that the excellent lawyers of those banks will certainly find a way out of this after all of those banks namely morgan stanley j.p. morgan and goldman sachs pulled off a much more complicated schemes the ones that led to the financial crises of two thousand and eight when they played around with mortgage backed securities not only did the crisis hit the u.s. economy but it affected the whole world and nobody was prosecuted for any of that so the facebook i.p.o.
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was probably like a walk in the park for them analyst. several reasons why corporations can get away with a lot on wall street one of them is the complexity of the operations when all the insiders understand what's really going on and the public can be easily duped and another one the government is not very eager to regulate them. you can in washington the mystery of the united states the next story to the frozen job market their troubles are sapping the country of its young high flying entrepreneurs these days fierce competition from fast growing economies as seeing the children of u.s. immigrants tempted by a better employment chances in the countries their parents left behind when a porter has got the story. karen asia is an american citizen pursuing his professional dream in a country his parents abandoned decades ago the twenty six year old relocated to one of the world's fastest emerging economies seeking the success and security that america just couldn't offer i thought that in india there was more scope to
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actually break through and do something that was revolutionary rather than just full of the trends the berkeley graduate has launched a health care business in new delhi providing medical services to people of all ages and asia isn't just an entrepreneur he's the face of a growing migration trend which shows highly skilled children of u.s. immigrants moving to less developed lands abroad for a better quality of life if you look at developing countries india especially. there's a very different type of entrepreneur that comes out here there's things that are tangible that you can see being fixed and i think that's one of the reasons why people are coming out here there's a different opportunity here you can do something and actually see the fruit of your labor today's u.s. labor market currently offers only one job for every eight applicant. and while youth unemployment remains about six percent my parents i always tell them like you know like any kind of security you think you have is completely false because
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anything can happen and you could lose everything armed with a degree in environmental geography and public policy sammy hasn't been able to land a secure job since two thousand and eight when i started applying and i just wasn't getting any response i was completely like at a loss i don't know what to do the twenty seven year old will soon be relocating to india where she plans to launch an environmental nonprofit organisation for sustainable living she says the american dream her immigrant parents chased three decades ago has become something of a nightmare one of my main reasons for. not wanting to live here is if i start a family so i don't like to deal with what i have to do. with in terms of like going to school paying one hundred sixty thousand dollars for an education that didn't really get me anywhere and you know god knows how much it's going to cost you know in the future rapid accidents of enterprising americans may cost the country its economic supremacy and competitive muscle if skilled innovators are
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chasing greater futures outside their borders many experts say the land of opportunity stands to become the land of last labor i can assure you from countless talks i've had with big business leaders you in new york. the gree most large companies that are multinational corporations are referring to the united states these days as a quote unquote much sure economy that's a polite way of saying no growth anymore over the decades india was drained of its best and brightest as millions fled for a more lucrative life in america today's trend may see that brain drain in reverse during a port ny archie new york. things are changing. with business katie's and visitors this thursday evening in moscow hi you talk about our global equity slump yesterday was the pictures. there we go for there is a chink of light actually i would say and very much actually here mostly we had
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a good day on the russian markets europe we saw gains as well right now a modest in the u.s. markets. because they opened up they went up again down honestly it really is real fluctuation actually i must say and that's because there's kind of a plethora of news events coming out some good some bad so on the one hand you've got the job i'm stalling and orders for durable goods rising sounds good thing and then on the other side we have a decline in business equipment the ongoing concern about greece so when you combine this all together you get the figures that we're going to have a look at right now for the dow jones on the nasdaq i did later actually dropping slightly this hour they aren't days they're down about a third of a set of the dow jones and the nasdaq around seven tenths of a cent in negative territory so that is disappointing consider we had some positive gains in europe also want to want stuff as well because there's a lot of news headlines about this one and it's one of the top performers today it's here that have cars now running over four percent that's because they really
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price isn't great so. profit figures as well net profit but they're also going to have sliced off twenty seven thousand employees as well which if you're working for them must they have an absolute nightmare so does want to watch also watching. because well it's getting for a second day but it's still paying forty percent from the i.p.o. price i'm always going to keep an eye on that one this have a look at europe because it did mention that they did have a good day today and really it was a surprise considering there were a lot of the sentiments coming out of the outfield in the downsize we had a point is that for the year as a whole of course the seventeen nations that drops we also had german model factoring pulling in my as well as we can see investors remain optimistic wide because balkan hunters were out in force because we had a bad day yesterday they were off to cheap stocks and it's particularly energy wild as well because we had all prices falling yesterday to the banking sector because that's very risk sensitive at the my meds. kind of talk about greece that now
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greece to leave the eurozone we're going to have a look at how this sort of the russian market now it means the rupture the consummate could contract two point one percent in the. research team says the circle bret's it would also be to place into almost seven cents on the current five percent loss because europe is responsible for all four schools a mostly energy wall which is also going to drop in her rise now did much of the russian market it was a good day we have the also as one point eight percent optimizes i have a two percent impulse to tear it to those laws because force is crying to get into a sense of how the stock is going on today that most of us although i did have a particularly good day off the global steel prices they all taking their toll on the comp they are must now first net profit decrease by eighteen percent for that company for give us a real stuff now you have a lot of nearly two percent. high oil prices also spag was also high the led to
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says it's going to tap into the tuck a small kids and moving on we're going to stay with the russian stories from all the russia's harley anticipated privatization program ice installs with the energy sector vladimir putin is calling for energy assets. by ross neff to get us to resolve between twenty thirty and twenty fifth day was nasty gas and seventy five percent of all major ross nast are more than ten percent of gas from as well as steaks and over seventy all the energy companies who says the state is considering selling assets to share but only if there is a dramatic improvement in market conditions are they cannot smoke is now back in about fifteen minute micro stuff in a few minutes the impact of america's foreign policy on its economy at home it all adds up or does it offer an update of our top stories.
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