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william hague the british foreign secretary calling for intervention we've seen the new french president saying the same thing the americans obviously taking the lead the specter of a military solution has returned after the syrian regime was condemned internationally for the death of one hundred eight people half of whom were children before an investigation into who was responsible was even launched they're all saying that their side regime is committing human rights abuses and they repeat this message obsessive li i am confident to predict that indeed it will remain fixed in people's minds and could well be used as a pretext and you don't have to look back to far to see where hasty joke to me so i rushed to take up arms at the cost of war and nine it's exactly what happened in our division of a massacre which was the village of russia you have a un in korea that was severely bullied by the u.s. ambassador it was leaving your observation mission on the ground yet claims that it was a brutal massacre or as
a career innocent civilians by government troops serving it was lame presented with ultimatum and random games and bombed back then the you just live in government just like the syrian one now condemned militants for the killings in this case blaming the benon separatists from the cost of a liberation army an investigation was launched to find out whether the victims were innocent civilians as the international community claimed or whether the country's army had been battling professional fighters two out of three forensic inquiries proved most of the casualties died in combat the third report by an e.u. team has never been made public interestingly enough but what about the we've been reports of syrian rebels whoever they are liaising with the. think of being in kosovo liberation army the people who were basically agents of mido in the causal war basically trading on i don't know the. we're training in democracy and human
rights but the only truly little caylee who never even anybody is how to. steal your war and i believe that's exactly what's happening now. but even with hindsight after the nato bombing of you can slavia ruling the alliance is a strikes in libya last year history isn't been prevented from repeating itself again and again. when these disturbing images from the syrian village of whole are made world headlines everybody agreed those who are guilty must be punished but the reaction from the international community has been so sweet and so called in ated the reason is that punishment will come before even those who are truly responsible are supposed and that could mean not just also of justice but also huge loss of life refinishing r t moscow. neil clark a contributor to britain's guardian newspaper told me a major obstacle to coffin peace plan is the virtual free rein given to the rebels
by their burkas. we reach the crucial point of the whole affair now and i think that the onus must be on the western powers to sort of back down here because you know let's face it the u.s. britain france saudi arabia qatar do not want to succeed it's the syrian government that wants it to see to russia and china what you know why is the plan working so far bringing peace because the rebels are still fighting they're still using arms terrorist attacks are taking place in syria and one of the syrian government supposed to in response it seems now evidence has come out of who are that you know last week we were told it was a syrian government now the evidence is not so clear and the only way we can have a peaceful solution to this is if the western powers and countries like qatar and saudi arabia rein in the rebels and say to them look stop this and stop supplying them with arms so you know it's up to the people who are backing the violent rebels to rein them in. thousands of lebanese troops have been deployed to tripoli the
nation's second largest city in an effort to stop clashes between pro and anti assad groups more than a dozen civilians have died there in recent days as the conflict from neighboring syria spills across the border so america's syracuse university believes the growing violence is being fueled by gulf arab states. the regional countries are are interfering in syria this easily becomes a regional conflict and it's devastating for lebanon which has suffered enough already so many years of civil war between one hundred seventy five and one thousand nine hundred and now you know the violence is happening on a much more extreme level in the north and the lebanese are getting nervous they don't want to have to live through another civil war and it seems like the international and foreign in the gulf states are only encouraging the lebanese to get more involved and to drag it into a civil war and again i think this is more a political agenda than anything else this has to do with the resistance axis this has to do with hizbollah this has to do with iran and the west determined attempt
to undermine these players in the regional politics because they know how popular they are and they know how powerful they are and it's just going to make the whole region into a complication are huge conflicts and this could be avoided if the gulf countries step back didn't get involved in lebanon didn't get involved in syria and if the west didn't instigate them to. he just a few minutes report from cairo and protests over the called to dictator hosni mubarak the decision to jail him for life but free his sons and aides has ignited fierce protests from those calling for his execution as both candidates competing in the forthcoming presidential election now seeking to exploit the controversy for their campaigns and say they just don't like coming up also reporting too about the u.s. military seeking to return to vietnam as part of his buildup in the asia pacific region what's being seen as a further effort to undermine china. first in canada thousands of taken to the streets of quebec the latest illustrations following weeks of protests and demands
for a chewer should freeze didn't deter crowds from marching through montreal two days after talks between student groups in the government broke down again more than two and a half thousand people have been arrested now since those protests started back in february and more than a dozen colleges and universities in the province are he's going to should carry reports now on how american influence in the canadian government thinking has been playing. the canadian province of quebec a region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees around twenty five hundred dollars a year for all of the colleges and universities that's the lowest rate in north america and the taxpayers pick up the rest but that model might change as their government looks sounds they are looking across the borders and seeing what the united states are doing and trying to become closer and closer to what the united
states are working on which is more in line for it is a shame instead of having a social program that cover for everybody. tens of thousands build onto the streets when the government said they'd be pushing up to ration fees every year and in five years the students of care back will face education costs almost double what their pay. i mean he knows is a student at a montreal university she works part time at a local ice cream shop she says if the people of keg don't stand their ground now in the future higher education just won't be an option for many if it's too expensive for children who may not even think about going to school because it's another world it's part of something that's accessible they're not even think about being a doctor or if you know what it would be you know it's a symbol and what i was saying is that in us it's so expensive so the people the
poor people they want to have no choice but going to army for that the prospect of having to join the military to provide for their education is not the only thing about the u.s. example that scares the give it chua to fund skyrocketing tuition fees americans carry massive student loan debts on their shoulders and we need to preserve this and become what we see growing in the united states right now having a lot of students they are still paying for their university program and when they are seventy years old so we need to make sure that every students will be able to contribute to the. whole region and make sure that they have because i for it actually to start maybe. new and new businesses the rest of north america should be looking to come back as an example of how to mobilize how student association should function through direct democracy and how they should actually organize and challenge these measures and challenge this debt shackle system. the protests
clearly signalled the path that back is willing or rather not willing to take when we look towards the united states we see a country in which the idea of access is wrapped up in the ability to pay and this is what we're seeing the resistance against that access to things like higher education or like health care are in fact access to public goods and that there are . could be a way of controlling the costs and ensuring that people no matter what their monetary capabilities are able to take advantage of these kinds of programs. what the world knows about the protests here is that they have to do with students and their tuition but for people of the problem it's not so much about the economy but more about their identity and the special welfare model that they are striving to i'm going to check our reporting from montreal canada r.t. more and more stories about si dot com.
where we're talking about the end of an era the famed soviet saying edward he'll also know as mr troll or dies in some petersburg the age of seventy seven with a legacy though of twelve million you tube visitors a load of knowledge and his huge popularity is books and smells of the past. and iran's new space said today is completion and calls controversy its critics fear it's just a cover for making nuclear weapons. flush but that's what the american military wants says it seeks a return to the country for exam forces during the latest leg of his asia pacific to us to friends secretary leon panetta has asked for permission for the u.s. navy to use port facilities he also announced that the majority of american warships will be deployed in the area by twenty twenty. one for who's a professor at the city university in hong kong believes it's all part of a battle for influence in the region between the u.s. and china. i think the washington d.c.
has been consistent. scenes the obama administration have talked to return to a ship policy right i think for themselves trying to seize a major irritant for china and southeast asian countries and i think i would not say that this office asian countries this more powers would like to give up china but they would like to invite the united states to join in the arena so that they could have more pocketing chips against china vietnam of course welcome americans return because it was so kind all of our signal to try not to china and north to assert all the solvency claims over the south china sea and vietnam and also be packed up over by the americans military power to counter china's military dominance in the region. greece is gearing up for a parliamentary election in less than two weeks time no which could mean athens
scrapping its bailout deal with the e.u. and i.m.f. greece's future in the eurozone is also under intense scrutiny and in an interview coming up next hour american economist a nobel laureate every mask and says an end to the e.u.'s financial woes is still nowhere in sight. greece could go well. into a long term depression unemployment could grow to astronomical high so it's already very high but it could it could certainly get higher. the. things are by no means currently as bad as they as they could get i see the the greek situation as a tragedy because so much of what has happened could have been prevented if europe were truly. an integrated unity.
well the clock protests are continuing on tahrir square in cairo of this fury there over what demonstrators say is the lenient sentencing of egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak and his associates says tom barton says many are angry he's not be executed. protesters are occupying tarvaris square in central cairo calling for a second revolution to change the situation in egypt initial happiness that former president hosni mubarak was given a life sentence turned to anger as other senior security officials were acquitted of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters last year mohamed morsi the muslim brotherhood's candidate in the upcoming presidential elections second round in the country towards the camp he said that the revolution should continue and that if he was chosen as president he would try and get mubarak back on trial and how him execute it and the chief prosecutor of egypt has also said that he's going
to try and appeal the acquittals of some of those senior security officials after made shafique is the other presidential candidates in this race in a race a presidential race that seen by many as not really being sufficient not up to what they hoped for for this revolution and they see the courts verdict at this very crucial time in egypt as a sign that not much has changed and that they're all you military regime is still in power and mr shafique said that he would not reinstate that old regime and that a choice for the muslim brotherhood would take egypt back to the dark ages as he put it although he's going to have a lot of convincing to do to make people believe that he's not part of that old regime in the meantime as this election divides the egyptian people more protests are being held here in the capital and elsewhere over the country and more are
being planned including a million man march through the capital. of his car there of the first journalist to be done he says both remaining candidates in egypt's presidential election are trying to spin the reaction to my bags and their way. they are also people demonstrating against and large wired to life sentence which they see as very many and but he also has to be said that there are also commentators and other people who are saying that it did a key to successful revolution is precisely to do this on the mood of the room and say send execution and all who barak would be a setback to not only egypt's revolution but also to the arab spring in general. and a key to a successful revolution is not to see who merits the tactics being used in an extreme democracy in egypt but the two candidates who were switched to capitalize on and degrading and said that he was a great day for justice and because it means that nobody is among the real now this
represent all of the firepower of the second world war. the world's nuclear arsenal today. you're watching live from moscow with me kevin thanks for being with us now if you're watching the last president putin said that russia should implement to europe start legislation to regulate opposition mass rallies the statement came after a meeting with the leaders. brought you live let's get more on this. issue of opposition rallies in russia. i was told about as well. of course it was one of the questions which was the first question which was asked if you're in the press conference. did look for
a minute like the leader is looked uncomfortable well that is all of them except for was really quick to respond. to the question about the protests which are happening in russia sporadically from time to time his opinion of course is that it's a good thing that. juster happening he says that it's normal absolutely but he did say that russia is well on its way to comply with european standards in its way to deal with protests and human rights in the country. you just mentioned with you the only thing we should do now is to include european legal regulations inforced in many european countries on rallies in our legislation no doubt there are democratic norms that at the same time they will create a definite regime governing mass rallies. of course the question was brought up by a by a foreign journalist who was also talking about the pose of political prisoners which was not present also responded of course he said that the speaker or rather the
journalist probably had in mind for the course to be more or is how cool has been prison on charges of fraud. in the way with police now for so-called political prisoners whenever i go i'm asked about mr hodder coffee and his future you know the european court of human rights ruled that there are no political motives and harder to criminal create and use sentence. but of course that wasn't this was not the human rights and the protests definitely were not the main points off the summit was strapped up here in st petersburg mostly it was about energy and the economy all of it concerning russia and the european trade to end it and the comic relations of course both sides have retreated to time and time again that it was the economy and which was one of the main points that to be discussed and that there was
a codependent relationship between russia and its european partners and that was one of the main issues covered here they also touched upon some international issues as well but they didn't speak at length about syria as some have expected them to they did say that russian the. opinion are agreeing on the fact that. being implemented by kofi annan is the best way to deal with it but basically it was mostly about trade and the economy and the eurozone and of course the european leaders in particular seemed to be adamant to keep thing euro successfully afloat and alive they did say that they're hoping that they actually know for a fact that greece is. in the euro zone. terms which have been proposed and basically seem to be rather optimistic overall all right thanks for bringing remind our viewers as well as well if you want to you saw what was said about dot com. we have twenty four minutes past three in the afternoon. with marina next she's got
a business. hello and welcome to the business of the here on our always start with our top story which is that china's two biggest oil firms are considering to buy a stake. he has paid eight billion dollars by consume thousand and three by half of me and now this is worth around thirty billion dollars and the move comes weeks after a string of corporate conflicts between russian empire to shareholders and other potential candidates include russian state energy holding. and sources close to the russian billionaire owners say they could buy out before twenty five billion dollars. that sounds like a look at international markets just to give you a quick wrap up first of all we have european markets will continue to extend their losses following friday and we have investors reacting to the gates of p.m.i.
data that's coming out from the region and also a very disappointing u.s. jobs data we saw that's like a domino effect on markets across the world not to discuss the market fluctuations around the world i'm joined by my cough who is the head of equity sales at capital if we can join us now and the sky there we. see you there now if we talk about international markets and focus on that we've seen them extend their losses do you think it's all because of the p.m.i. data on europe and the disappointing jobs report or is there something else. the main reason we're a pretty poor statistics coming out of the u.s. in the last week i mean the u.s. was perceived as in the way and now on the road to stability was this and p. being called one point six percent year to date. so obviously if the u.s. is stagnating co struggling then the bad news to europe's troubles and through the
signs of slowdown in china so this factors together obviously contribute to increased risk aversion globally but when it comes to the russian markets we also had declining crude prices play a major factor now if we just first talk about food prices how low do you think we'll see them go in the medium to short term. to do it sooner it's probably the most difficult job on the road to focus the all fronts but you know we believe that you might see flows a lows before they'll have a rebound generally the view is that opec might interfere though price they below ninety dollars for quite a while but we were talking about roughly the same back into falzon day it didn't. materialize unfortunately so i would say that you know you're probably safer as a downside pressure before some sort of rebound but you know it's going to be pretty vote and despite these decline in oil prices we're now seeing there are some
markets bounce back what is the cause for that is there any positive news coming out from russia right now that's encouraging investors again. well i think you know it's a combination of factors were punished very heavily last week you know the ruble came on the strong speaker which if attack over the weekend we had very serious statements coming from all quarters of the russian government that the kremlin projects are more or less smooth a few years of. weakness but helps that's fact the number one secondly i think the fact that london this close today and tomorrow is also contributing positively i mean what we've seen in the past few weeks is actually a substantial western setting of russian expert just so that's also a factor oh fine i think it's a bit technical. all right mike simpson called had a back with the sales at all said capital thank you very much for your analysis now
seconds. play. such a. blow in welcome across talking to people about asteroid decade of wars and then ongoing global financial crisis particularly in the eurozone just how attractive is the west when it comes to soft power is the west specifically the u.s. losing its ability to influence others through example and the power of ideas and values. such.