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now the burden of food in syria a government forces find dozens of women and children butchered in a homeless style slaughter once again going siding with a high profile appearance of kofi annan. touching sore points global political attention shift eastwards as president bush meets iranian and afghan leaders in beijing wrapping up his chinese tour. plus a political revolution that failed to bring a cultural one women advantage of fear their fight for equality is doomed as islamist rise from the ashes of the uprising. ninety m.
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and the russian capital you're watching r t i'm marina joshie and the massacre has apparently taken place in syria with up to one hundred down in a small village near the city of hama while you may find some of the images disturbing going by the vague reports available the circumstances are eerily similar to those surrounding the bloody slaughter in the town of houla last month well again it was all preloaded by a government barman against a rebel stronghold in the village after heavy fighting troops say they found dozens of civilians have been tied up and shot or stabbed to death video apparently from the scene shows some of the victims who appear to have been dead for days killed well before government forces took the village. international affairs and fans analyst believes the timing. i did not do that appears to these by have belonged to a group that was set the so they could cycle to toil. because ship hurts but those
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who put the called to break the law with the support of the government they were protected by the they by have became like the first of the rebels the opposition the blade but the government. or the national league for wage which is so faint that the rebels like the houla massacre that it just before kofi about specific to syria. a. brace up what the situation. is there are. sites who are barrios scrupulosity they don't want to go back to a situation in which they buy have to pay the post. they don't want their way back they just want to remove by force that's a very serious risk especially with their older players he told me that your approach to china there is them who says if syria there is so you can let
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through the third base your presents by turkey could trigger a broader war. well where the whole massacre occurred on the eve of coffee and as a to syria this latest a bloodbath comes just ahead of a u.n. security council meeting to discuss syria later today but in the halls of the united nations deadlock over damascus is proving no barrier for the u.s. which is finalizing plans for a post office in syria artie's more important i reports. the united nations is the only diplomatic forum where every country is supposed to be governed by the same rules the united nations founding charter close upon us to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security a founding member and biggest financial contributor america ratified inside the u.n. treaty in one thousand nine hundred five which prohibits unprovoked attacks or military interventions in sovereign countries unless authorized by the un security council but. my fellow americans today our armed forces joined our nato allies in
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air strikes against serbian forces responsible for the brutality in kosovo in recent decades the us has been seen violating the very international laws it helped create we have acted with resolve the u.s. and its allies also acted without authorization from the un security council when it launched a seventy eight day aerial attack on yugoslavia in one thousand nine hundred nine nato starts war against the federal republic of yugoslavia serbia and montenegro. serbia for seventy eight days occupies kosovo and this doesn't have you an authorization until the very end the us again disregarded international law in two thousand and three after the security council refused to support a military strike on iraq they withdrew their new additional resolution rather than face defeat clearing it is their argument the way for a military campaign without any new u.n. approval the united nations security council has not lived up to its
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responsibilities. so we will rise to ours and it's not in conformity with the u.n. charter from our point of view and from the charter point of view it was in the by circumventing international law for geo political interests experts say the us has systematically damage the confidence and credibility of the un it's been used by the united states i think as a fig leaf to to get multilateral approval from the policies that the u.s. u.s. wants to do but if the u.n. doesn't agree with the united states as you know the case of iraq or kosovo the united states just disregards in the case of syria we're kofi annan fragile peace plan has showed slow progress washington is prepared to once again bypass the un if the security council fails to impose more pressure on damascus and members of this council and members of the international community are left with the option only of having to consider whether they're prepared to take actions outside of the annan
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plan and the authority of this council groans have no need for diplomacy they have the legions apparently the united states thinks it has no need for diplomacy it has missiles and drones the u.n. was founded at the end of the second world war as a place for countries to solve conflicts through dialogue rather than gunfire however the honorable goal of maintaining global peace and security becomes harder to attain every time a member state decides to play by its own rules and i r.t. new york. well clashes in syria have already spilled over the border to lebanon where the country's interior minister who believes a virus of this year in violence could be contagious for the whole region well here's a taste of what's coming for you next hour. we have some global and arab interests clashing and we all understand that what we don't understand is where this clash will take us in the end but we can say one thing with about if the syrian conflict
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is resolved one way or another. this will affect the situation in lebanon lebanon security and doesn't depend on lebanon alone politically and in terms of security and lebanon depends on external factors as well the queen the people of lebanon have close religious and family ties with neighboring states. now the out of sporadic violence by both sides in the syrian war and the start of dialogue based on the country's sovereignty that's the message coming from central asia six pioneering powers as a shanghai cooperation organization summit in beijing wrapped up well all eyes now are on its fringes where iranian and afghan issues will be brought to the forefront . explains. well the shanghai cooperation organization summit which lasted two days now has come to an end with some very important security agreements have been signed between the parties involved but definitely the most interesting events of today are the meetings. the leaders of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad and afghanistan
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first of all. china for him it's just the place to be because it is probably one of the few places in the world where he is not being threatened by sanctions where you can all feel relaxed and smiling we saw on the cameras as he was walking inside the building how children relaxed he was definitely putting on him have a lot to talk about because russia plays a very important role in mediating the conflict between iran and the west moreover the timing of this particular meeting in beijing is very important as well because in the middle of june we're expecting a five plus one group of negotiators to meet in moscow to discuss the iranian issue certainly this happens i mean the time when washington does not rule out military action against iran and constantly keeps slapping iran with a different sort of economic and trade sanctions both russia and china support to support the civil nuclear program in iran at the same time they would not support any military nuclear program in this country now as for the meeting with it's also
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seen as very crucial because russia is now playing a very important role in afghanistan providing one of its military bases in the town it will be honest for the nato troops to deliver its military cargo to afghanistan to help with draw all of the u.s. troops from the country by the end of twenty fourteen it's evident to many that the war on terror in afghanistan is not working out as it was planned civilians are being killed by terrorists drug trafficking in the still there so russia certainly wants to play a very important role in bringing this country to peace both russia and china have agreed to bolster their military ties of the news which would probably be unwelcome in the west and particularly in the united states definitely this latest meeting between the leaders of china and russia a very interesting spin to the international geopolitics. so you have secure boarding there and we're always interested in your thoughts on the stories we're covering here on our view so on our website or to dot com we're asking what you
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think the reasons behind russia stepping up its military ties with china are let's take a look at the cycle that we've got there for you the moment. and i just said you'll see that the majority of the respondents think it's to keep washington's asia pacific ambitions in chad seventeen percent say moscow wants to ensure regional security others are split between two options to keep tabs on china's growing military might and gain more leverage and the un security council will do what is know what you think on this issue by logging onto our web site r t. the bloodletting continues to span all across afghanistan and with scores of people killed in the recent wave of bombings including in nato airstrike local officials say eighteen civilians died at a wedding ceremony when the lion's forces launched on air raid on a village in the country's east nato commanders have denied reports claiming the only wiped out taliban fighters on the same day three suicide bombers hit a market outside a sprawling nato base in kandahar killing twenty two people investigative
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journalist gareth porter says nato activity in afghanistan has become a magnet for civilian deaths were ever it happens. this whole problem of u.s. and nato military operations both airstrikes and mate raids is a situation that has caused enormous opposition from the population particularly on the ocean in southern afghanistan the. region of the country to increasingly oppose the presence of u.s. and nato forces if you look at the casualty figures for civilians and you compare them with the level of foreign troops operating in afghanistan you can see that there's a direct correlation between the two and the more u.s. and nato forces particularly u.s. military forces are active in a particular area the more civilians are going to be caught up in the fighting so
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the exact opposite is really the reality of the claim but the united states could ever protect the civilian population. well still to come via the program the pirates riding a wave to success there is mutiny on the political ship in germany as a pirate party uses the economic crisis and a friendly face to take the first step onto the ladder to power was the trial of america's most famous army whistleblower gets going in court it turns out it's the u.s. government that's hiding skeletons in the closet. that's coming to you later in the program before that the health of ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak has worsened dramatically well comes just days after the eighty four year old was jailed for life for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising the former leader is currently in intensive care suffering from shock high blood pressure and severe depression so the rough looming on june sixteenth
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hundreds of thousands and where calling for mubarak's former prime minister ahmed shafik to be disqualified from the presidential race well for many egyptians the revolution hasn't broad the change they were hoping for and that's particularly the case for women are to sarah ferguson explains. when this egyptian woman was dragged on to tyrion to be exposed and abused by the military men and it serves as a stark reminder that barrack mice of being toppled egypt's arab spring has many hurdles to overcome if it is to blossom into a democracy for a conservative culture watching a woman exposed in that way open the floodgates to show female protesters subjected to violence and sexual harassment not just at the hands of those they opposed but they're fellow revolutionaries as well so we're having a small profit on with some men and the streets is that they are still
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a little bit again as to having women with them side to side in the list of women played a vital role in egypt's revolution but what the future now holds for women and their rights. half and certainly the life of women actually is what. i'd like my do to live. i do less in the same way i live my i do this with no harassment sexual harassment is rampant in egypt forcing women to wear conservative clothes and even avoid areas where they might come into close contact with men because of the problems is that the harassment that a lot of women complain about. how some areas for women only many of the women say that's avoid some of the men's wondering. egypt's now facing the prospect of an islamic government that's raising fears over what it could mean for women's rights i met with as around one of just eleven female m.p.'s
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and a member of the muslim brotherhood she's controversially condoned the practice of female circumcision which was banned under the former regime. who agreed the rules of the constitution first. the rules for women and for america and we will do what is right. these coups to revoke hard won women's rights could risk egypt's new modern democracy becoming a terrifying throwback to the past ages of female oppression now. from zero point again which is very frustrating because usually after the russians you feel that you're going to gain the political revolution in egypt maybe in full flow but the cultural one it seems could be just getting started. well for more on our headline
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news head to our team dot com and here are some of the other offbeat stories available on line so u.s. presidents likes to keep things trim bodies obsession over looking slick go so far that even flies his own barber known as that with and from chicago every ten days or more in a bomb a surprising they'd streak on our website plus. your line viral video series of the so-called brush inquirer continues as these guys brave strong winds to do press ups and stand and change up so that girl hundreds of beer is in the air without any safety. and the european commission has proposed more control of banks which means they
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will come on their much greater central oversight this comes after financial institutions of europe's economic bastiaan germany felt the global european squeeze following the downgrade by moody's on wednesday investment advisor patrick young says europe is now paying a high price for turning a blind eye to problems which have long existed. we've really heard the truth that i think many in finance knew all along but i'm such as commerce buying they build themselves up a huge portfolio where they thought they were being very very clever by buying themselves boards of places such as greece italy spain in other words all the places where not they can't possibly sell their debt because the governments are effectively in huge problems so therefore what's happened is one small or another little layer of the onion let us say because we are way and that's examining and showing us that ultimately the euro has no clothes the european union is in
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a total mess due to its three years of denial of its economic problems all of the politicians hope basically left the people stranded the new government in spin went into denial mode from the they came into office and six months later they've suddenly realized what anybody who was remotely financially literate could work out six months ago or two years ago even spanish banks are lost and ultimately there needs to be a way in order to manage to rescue them but the conventional belike mechanisms are not going to work and that's why ultimately it's very difficult to see tragically whether or not there really is a future to the euro as a currency because it's a disastrous political scheme rather than an economic engine of prosperity rather it's the opposite it's putting people out of work work rather than putting them in jobs and at eight thirty am g.m.t. mexico either will be looking at the u.k.'s efforts to snare economic fraudsters
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amid a financial crisis. the metropolitan police in the u.k. are going to go after them. well max and i were there to witness some of the buildings they raided they all looked suspiciously like council flats over nine hundred police officers are busy working across london tackling financial crime against businesses in the public as part of the latest operation in the m.p.'s is total more on crime in the last twelve months the police have seized over fifty million pounds in cash from the small time economic fraudsters well they got it backwards you know as the federal bust yet said a couple of centuries ago looting at the top began saluting at the bottom if you want to get rid of the looting at the bottom there were looting at the top which means get rid of cameron get rid of born get rid of mervyn king until that happens expect more looting at the bottom. as
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a european financial roller coaster and keeps bringing just economies but also governments down it's given some political parties a chance to get to the top of the pirate party and germany has seen a surge in popularity as people decide not to put their trust in traditional fractions are going off assesses the are political ambitions. it may seem like a hollow convention but don't let these outfits for you this is the annual conference of the pirate party of germany only three years ago just about one thousand members now there are almost thirty thousand and with deputies in three months including in berlin paris or hijacking their way into mainstream politics paris have become more beautiful landscape in germany that a lot of parties have to take and you already see the people reacting to the party success story started in local elections last september when they surprisingly won newly named percent of votes now according to opinion polls the party would capture
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up to thirteen percent of votes across germany if the election to the national parliament was held today the pirates are a newcomer within the party system they produce a kind of policy making people didn't expect from a traditional party they offer a new start in political communication and they offer a kind of a platform for the transport of political protest. the pointers are all about participation and transparency allowing all members to take part in discussions online and it doesn't seem to matter that so for me submitted to me too political motions and school spyware until conservations or that their favorite meeting spot is a bar in berlin they don't have a stance on foreign affairs or the financial crisis and have already made a few mistakes along the way with one senior member comparing their success to the
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first years of hitler's nazis though he quickly apologized we don't take ourselves so seriously we're not us as other politicians are we we know that we're human and we make mistakes and accept that make mistakes and therefore we have no problems with saying ok sorry i was wrong germany's national parliamentary election is planned for next year and the pirates are ready for battle just like most young organizations the pirate party of germany's going through its own case of growing pains but its popularity and flyers are on the rise and it could be time for mainstream politicians to watch out for the new kids on the block. r.t. germany. let's take a look at some other stories from around the world that are really agents have dozens of workers app where rico's largest airport on suspicion of smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine thirty three people are accused of sending the
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drugs aboard commercial flights for at least a decade they're suspected of belonging to two puerto rico based drug trafficking organizations that work together and stop the drugs were sent to several american cities including miami and new york. the shuttle enterprise has arrived at the final home after floating out the hudson river it's been lifted into place at the sea air and space museum in new york although it's never been on a natural space mission it was used as a test when you go for experiments on the ground it was brought to new york after nasa decided to and thirty year shuttle program. the pretrial hearings in the case of bradley manning accused of the biggest classified data leak in u.s. history have kicked off and maryland but there is growing concern over their fairness whether u.s. government withholding more than two hundred thousand relevant documents from manning's defense blogger kevin gets dog who witnessed the first hearing shares his
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impressions. what was really clear today is that the government has been misrepresenting intentionally the sort of evidence that it has in its possession that it knows agencies possess which they do not want to turn over to the defense they cite legal reasons and the military justice rules they talk about the fact that the defense hasn't been specific and they make up how they haven't you certain terms that you would normally use so they're just you know going above and beyond to stall and make sure that they can keep going where they don't provide the information that the defense wants that's just not the role the judge is actually the person who makes the decision on whether evidence is supposed to be turned over to the defense is the government or the prosecution's decision. all right turning now to the world of business with a very hostile we're looking at asia now so our agent
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a master so optimistic is the fact that it's the second day that we're seeing this optimism and let's not forget that in the beginning of the week all the markets across the board were deep in the red so it's a breath of fresh air i have to say if we take a look at the latest figures we'll see that there's been little change from the past hour and this is basically a more optimistic then that has to do with the fact that there will be more monetary easing in the u.s. and europe and they think that this will come out of concerns about the global force because that they think is that of a one percent well that is slowly approaching one and a half percent in the blood when it comes to japan a week. of another panasonic that's still gaining over four percent now moving on so there you were as someone with some international markets in their performances on wednesday. and as i did particularly well both getting over two percent and five shares they're more than they have been because they gave in the
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past year so far of course. now also another to mystic optimism that was the it's the fact that investors thought that spanish banks will be rescued so we'll see more financial stability there and also the federal reserve showed a survey which indicated more growth in the u.s. economy and that it will pick up speed then moving on so you have a similar picture there equity markets and that the day on the positive note both the footsie of the dikes and over two percent in the black and there we have the european central banks that are good people interest rate unchanged at one percent despite calls for it to be decreased and also banking stocks are among the best performers there including mining and energy stocks as well now staying with the europe the spanish government will test the waters of the global credit market later today the cash strapped economy will try to raise one point six billion euros and that summit speculation is it's been seeking a bailout from the fonz spain these to find that least eighty billion euros to
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shore up its banks struggling due to bad property loans. then here in russia it's now an hour ahead of the opening bell and if you can see that the u.s. is in gained over two and a half percent of all the my cigs gained over a one percent in general the russian economy has been doing quite well despite the eurozone crisis. currencies now this hour the euro is amusin against the dollar as you can see that was a slightly and when it comes to the ruble the figures from ones they gained against both major currencies and five we've seen some weakening of the ruble in the past couple of weeks for the month of may it said fourteen percent of its value but since then the central bank has been putting a lot of efforts to make sure that the ruble is strengthening and we'll see that it's worth doing that now when it comes to crude it's getting now for more than that following the news that us said there will be more monetary easing in the u.s. as well as in europe and also when it comes to iran it's signaled that it will have
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a hard line on this nuclear talks and of course the combination of the two brings the results that you see on the screen right there. getting confused with all the marinas here that we have. all right thank you very much for that and of course as always looking forward to more days from you were in the business. all right and coming up here on r.g.p. we've got spotlight talk show and to delve deeper into washington's foreign policies focusing on the volatile middle east before that i'll bring you the headlines.
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