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syrian rebels call for foreign intervention and more weapons with violence reportedly raging outside the capital. a lift for the french left president socialists and their allies secure a majority in the round the first round of the parliamentary vote paving a path for reform. and police searched the homes of prominent russian opposition figures in connection with clashes at a major rally last month which that both protesters and officers injured.
from our studios in central moscow you're watching r t with me and he said now it's six pm here in the russian capital as u.n. observers struggle to make a difference in conflict torn syria international calls for military action are growing louder the new syrian opposition leader has demanded intervention even if it means bypassing international law the head of the group also made a plea for more arms for the rebels you know about damascus is on the defensive with finding reported near the capital as marine finance not now reports. hughes we've been receiving in the last few days indicate that the rebels are gaining on the syrian regime we've been hearing here in damascus explosions and gann factors the opposition's and governmental forces and it's been much much more frequent than ever before with violence has not only is collated here in the capital but everywhere across the country over the weekend the local media have also been
reporting that the rebels are now in perception of chemical weapons and smuggled in from libya and they're planning chemical weapon and terror attack to blame it on damascus we've seen indeed the rebels been recently aggressive and active recently and of course these accusations may sound groundless but we've all seen just recently how the rebels may have framed people just last week a from a british journalist alex thompson from channel four has said that while working here in syria he and his crew. were set up by the rebels to be killed by the syrian army he said that they were deliberately led into a trap and he thinks that he opposition wanted them to be killed by the governmental forces to blame it on damascus meanwhile the u.n. monitors are working here on the ground to try to trying to do their best to kate what's going on. right now they're trying to establish exactly what happened during
last week's massacre in the central province some province of how many people were killed and who's to blame but this is extremely hard to do and the details of very hard to very far. because there is a lot of confusion and the main reason is that the many many sides been involved in this conflict here in syria not just governmental forces or. of rebels rebel fighters but that the results of the police third part. it may include. the jihad is whose goal is to topple the regime here in syria and all of these toys involved in this conflict may be responsible for the killing and that whole so it could be a provocation and now there are a lot of mean indicators the syrian national council. to keep based opposition group has elected a new leader and he courage courage in the largest ethnic minority here in
syria and they haven't been anyhow involved in this crisis here in the country we haven't heard any problem from the area east of the country where the leaves so these nomination fears are growing that the rebels are trying to involve as much people as possible and even involve this. group. the new syrian opposition leader has also words master factions from the regime and promised support for the rebels this is u.s. senator john mccain has said that and he also fighters are directly supplied with weapons from arab gulf states and wants washington to follow that lead international relations professor mark almond says the u.s. will remain true to its idea of regime change. united states and britain france have made a strategic decision by a long haul off there as a way of putting pressure on iran changing the whole. order of the middle east and
therefore if they can achieve that through syrian domestic horses deniable support for other arab special forces and. supplies weapons all know that ultimately i think they will not wish to accept a defeat if regime survived it would be a huge geopolitical setback for the whole of our relations between our states and its allies in syria and iran are overwhelmingly ultimately in favor of the western states but of course to go in on the ground like in. kosovo in one thousand nine against serbia is a big risk for them to know that the could be casualties on our side it's not clear western public opinion is also committed to regime change other crisis of their own soldiers and so what have you know now iraq is still a very one sided international calls. but of course no one wanted to become a multi sided conflict that were extremely dangerous and that is the risk of course of an explosion in this region. so i had for you this hour is there a way to secure your online privacy through in the sun quizzes members of
a cyber movement who debate whether there is such a thing as personal data. plus the same job but different pay we explore the ongoing gulf in salary in the us pending on whether you're a man or woman. but first france's socialist president francois a long test been boosted after a left wing party security majority in the first round of the parliamentary election the forty six percent of women could see along secure the lower house and receive a powerful mandate for his reform plans are just as are sillier is in paris the result of the first round certainly is a very good moral boost for the socialist party in trying to get a majority of the lower house of parliament however nothing is a certain definitely there's no time for complacency or they can just sit around and expect the same results in the second round there are still the un people already the conservatives still trying to rally whatever support they can get most
of dissipated a policy to france well known as the one that he's speaking about quite a lot during his campaign which is more growth for friends not for the spirity that's on the one hand and how this translates for the french people is that more jobs and taxing the rich it's tax and spend policy that he wants it limited from it's a seven as much as seventy five percent tax for the rich certainly not something that conservatives want to see if you want to get this a policy like that through he will need the support of the lower house let's remember the socialists already have the support of the senate so it will be much easier to get things through you also promise about sixty thousand teaching jobs in the next five years as well as retirement age bringing it down to sixty. from sixty two this is against the. driven pattern of the rest of europe is to he said france will be taking a very different approach. to prove. if you will also of course you want to draw french troops a year earlier than planned from afghanistan and he needs the support in both
houses to get this through so france will land gunning for a majority in the parliament and let's not forget that it's necessary but he provides concrete results for the french people the patience is very low what this point and nicolas sarkozy became deeply unpopular for coming in with promises and not fulfilling any of those promises it's what got him out of the end he's a free if we remember. now political analyst camille grammer says the potential leftwing victory in france reflects the call for change across the e.u. . french british. interesting because they're not always go with the overall cycle in europe where do we do see certainly the rise of those nationalist policies all over the board in europe and this is clearly the case in france where in europe and this is this is a phenomenon that is getting across the board when it comes to the rise of socialism what it was clear in the recent actions in europe is that the.
parties in power about a tendency to lose election that happened in greece in. spain in italy so this is a situation where incumbents are in trouble and this is exactly what happened to sarkozy. madrid's borrowing costs have fallen sharply and markets have risen in an apparent relief at the hundred billion euro rescue for spanish banks however some economists fear the cash injection won't be enough the country's banks were left with billions of euros of balogna out of the property bubble burst the current plan let's paint avoid committing to additional costs imposed from the outside as happened in the case of greece are the end and portugal parties spoke to the man who is often described as the euro's founding father in an interview you can see later this hour former european commission president romano prodi says the ears
troubles began with a lack of control. look when the euro was aboard the course clear. that we needed political links come on fiscal policy are you guys in the program. and now with tory to call through the behavior of a member state. in two thousand and three i rise with the program we gave. france. germany and italy they told that this was a game they support you need. but we have heard from the get go the general would say behavioral but. you have to hope the board was going to be here we're the top you. want to forget the cold george on the great he's used to. kind of leadership can't always know if he's a loss of somebody yet but we do say i was one of so but you can only if you lose
it. if you watch that full interview with the former european commission president or next prime minister of italy romano prodi in just under twenty minutes. russian investigators. have searched the flats of several prominent opposition figures and called them in for questioning the search was ordered by a court in connection with a case over clashes at anti-government rallies last month when both protesters and riot police were injured that's now talk to our knees tom barton who is following this story tom thirty years have been going on since this morning what do we know at this point. police have been searching a number of properties all those of opposition leaders including the blogger alexei novell me. solve on the t.v. presenter to send the assad check they've seized computer disks and clothes and
they say that increasing your subjects' flat they found one and a half million euros in cash the searches were ordered by a moscow caught as part of a criminal investigation into a protest on may the sixth there have been protests before mostly peaceful but this one descended into fighting surrogate without self and alexei novell they were among the hundreds arrested and it's widespread allegations of excessive violence both by protesters and police a controversial new law has also been passed massively increasing fines for violations in protests from the from the last maximum of around one hundred twenty euros up to seven thousand euros president vladimir putin has defended the law saying that it's in line with european standards but parliamentary opposition figures have severely criticized it saying that it's simply too much for most russians to to afford to play. opposition figures have also been asked to appear
tomorrow for questioning that's also the day of a planned demonstration called by its organizers the march of the millions to protest against alleged mass vote rigging in recent elections. and artie's tom barton reporting from central moscow thanks for that. just four days into the euro twenty twelve football championship and things are beginning to heat up in poland and ukraine and such as on the pitch police in poland have arrested fourteen people involved in a brawl between polish and polish and supporters just before sunday's game between croatia and ireland it's the latest incident in a string of clashes that have already seen a number of teams warned over their fans behavior by the problems surrounding euro twenty twelve don't and there are two selects here says he's in ukraine's capital kiev. like poland so it so far has been pretty much perfect in ukraine from the
open eyes ational point of view would have been no fights only minor bar brawls have been reported but there was a serious complication with the ukrainian biggest airline is delaying that about thirty flights three thousand people to not reach their destinations in particular the host city of that yet square england will play france we also understand that the very same airline cannot deliver their planes on sign from the european cities this tournament has received some political overtones even before it had started with several new leaders saying there will boycotts the championship because of the situation with grace told the prime minister yulia timoshenko who is serving seven years in prison for the use of power right next to the fan zone here in central kiev is the term camp of the opposition which has been here for year they decided not to remove it for the year twenty twelve year and moreover they put on banners in english explaining the situation with units of essential calling her a political prisoner and demanding her to be released immediately certainly all the fans all the tourists coming here can see that and to have their own impression of
that we also understand that angela merkel the german chancellor has always been attending the german national the national team's games when they were played at the euros or world cups decided to gainst coming to ukraine in reaction to the units mustn't go prison and her treatment in the heart of the prison also we understand that the dutch government has decided. not to come here only the minister of sport has arrived and the dutch fans when they had their game in the studio lot of they marched the streets of the states you wearing t. shirts saying free us so definitely some political overtones are present here we'll see have to wait and see in the next three weeks or so and whether this will escalate somehow but for now the situation as it is. now as for that drama on the page we've got the details in our sport with paul yes coming up in our full sports round up in around half an hour's time we'll preview monday's action as co-host ukraine kick off their campaign against sweden also a good day it's the battle of the heavyweight england take on the france all that
and more here on thirty minutes time. you can do much online or with your phone without someone somewhere knowing what you're doing but there's one group on your side there called the cypherpunks movement and they're on julian assange to show here on our t.v. so about their plans to keep your private data private. i guess i think that it is important to just to to remember that censorship and surveillance are not issues of other places and you know of people in the west love to talk about our iranians and the chinese and north koreans they need anonymity and they need freedom and they need all that stuff but we don't need it here and it's very important to know that actually it is not just oppressive regimes because if you happen to be in the top echelon of any regime it's not oppressive to you as it turns out right but i mean we consider the u.k. to be a wonderful place we consider generally people think sweden is or is a pretty pretty great place and yet you can see that when you fall out of favor with the people in power that you know you don't end up in
a favorable position i mean but you're still alive right so i mean clearly that's a symbol that it's a free country. that edition of julius launches show airs tuesday eleven thirty g.m.t. and remember you can catch up on all previous programs any time at r.t. dot com also while mine today for you a hairy situation at new york's police department fires a jewish officer who refused to trim his beard sparking a lawsuit over the just discrimination. and saudi arabia has got talent but not a musical one a town in the gulf kingdom is launching its own entertainment show but no singing or dancing allowed and women are banned from taking part in the full story is that our team talk all.
the official tea. to all you so called talk from the dumpster. like on the. video. now with the palm of your. george's opposition leader has been fined almost eighty thousand dollars for giving out t.v. antennas to voters because in iran this really believes it's an attempt by president saakashvili to stop opposition media head of parliamentary elections later this
year authorities say it's a violation of the country's law on political parties if on the street he is georgian dream group is expected to provide the main challenge to the ruling party of president saakashvili tens of thousands of people have been gathering in georgia's major cities for peaceful rallies in support of the opposite so. in that tear your ministry has backtracked on its previous statement that former leader hosni mubarak was in a coma despite this his condition is said to have deteriorated with the eighty four year old slipping in and out of consciousness and being sad liquids intravenously barak is now in a cairo prison hospital serving a life term for his role in the killing of some eight hundred fifty protesters during last year's uprising. a bomb has struck a bus in southwest pakistan killing six people onboard and injuring dozens others
explosives were planted on a motorbike and detonated by remote control when the vehicle was passing by no groups who had claimed responsibility in the region blinded by sectarian violence. two earthquakes have shaken northern afghanistan triggering landslides in a mountainous region three people have been killed and many others injured it's feared casualties will rise as many have been trapped in rubble after around twenty houses collapsed reports say the tremors from the quakes could be felt in the capital kabul. clashes erupted into this capital as demonstrators protested against the screening of a documentary praising former dictator augusto pinochet police had to use tear gas and water cannons to break up the angry crowds in santiago an estimated three thousand people were killed during pinochet's hardline rule thousands more were arrested or forced into exile. now america's women often outperform men in
many spears there's a stigma tell though their salaries still lag far behind their male colleagues were deported i explores why the pay gap still exists and why recent political moves to change that have felt. these steady kalinski of america's professional force has undergone major reconstruction over the decades women now make up fifty percent of the nation's labor force sixty percent of the voting population and they've surpassed men in earning advanced college degrees but when it comes to salary the land of opportunity remains a land of inequality for women working women in the u.s. just seventy seven cents for every dollar made by a man according to recent statistics men earn higher salaries says nearly all occupations including nursing teaching and even secretarial work but experts say the pay gap has less to do with all of the patients and much more to do with
stereotypes surrounding gender united states definitely definitely has a lot of cases where women are bluntly discriminated and where they are just discriminated. based on sex the u.s. government says that the current earnings gap will cost the average full time working woman at least four hundred thousand dollars by the time she's sixty five years old we keep going for higher and higher degrees you know our homes don't want the double masters and i'm going to go for my ph d. man doesn't have to do that for this move if you feel that you know you need to be paid more you need to put it with don and say that i need to be paid more this sort of raises and that's so sexism i feel like there's look i met men feel they have a higher power for women just in any sort of sense even the workplace socially it just doesn't make sense to me according to the institute for women's policy research females working on wall street. or in real estate face the largest
earnings gaps making as much as forty percent less than their male counterparts. in those occupations women. wait to have some is in part because it's hard to access that there is like that old boys' network and i don't remember we're going to be your best friend or your worst enemy america's old boys' network of the one nine hundred sixty s. depicted in the show mad men who put a man in there so they take it seriously seems to still permeate in most corporations today less than sixteen percent of fortune five hundred companies reportedly have a woman on the board. facebook has none facebook is a company whose success is really due to the participation of women on its platform more than sixty percent of the people who participate in facebook are very many maybe even more importantly than that and seventy percent of the actual sharing the stuff that drives average and the stuff that makes facebook as dynamic a platform as it is. and the question by women and yet they went public
without a single woman on their board of directors inside the boardroom of america's lawmakers republicans recently block legislation aimed at strengthening equal pay for women the paycheck fairness act would require employers to prove that differences in pay are based on qualifications not gender and why did the window of time for filing discrimination lawsuits decades after breaking through the glass ceiling america's working women represent professional muscle but are still fighting for genuine equality. r.t. new york. to me there's an axis of the business news and u.s. markets have started trading are they also rallying on news from spain optimism out across the atlantic or not well there was an emotional wave of optimism we did see the opening of the u.s. markets but now it seems that this effect could be quite sure. live just to remind spain over the weekend that it requests one hundred twenty five million
a billion dollar bailout basically to help rescue its banking system making it the fourth country to ask for international aid now then official statement by the spanish economy minister said the loan will cover estimate of capital requirements with an additional safety margin with that in mind the move means spain now has a four i was sure the greek election on june seventeenth on sunday unleash a fresh round of market turmoil. what we're seeing right now on the market is optimism which has lost most of its state we did see the spanish index the ibex up around five percent now of just around one half percent in london a quarter of a percent gain and the dax is showing better performance up around one percent in the u.s. some of the markets have actually now slipped let's let's switch over to the u.s. markets shall we some of the markets have slipped into negative territory i really want to see the s. and p.
and the dow or the nasdaq on the screen there we have told us from the technical difficulties the dow is showing some performance of up two point two percent this hour whereas the nasdaq all just just tell you is down around point one percent so the optimism has been short lived. over in asia we've also had a positive session with the nikkei adding two percent of that hang saying even more than that so on the macro economic data coming from china now exports jumped over fifteen percent in may from a year earlier beating expectations however industrial output and retail sales came in below estimates of the say that this will make chinese authorities continue measures to stimulate growth and of the country's central bank cut its interest rates for the first time in more than three years on worries of a meltdown. let's move over to commodities markets over on the oil market we're seeing a. decline we are seeing that as. the. sorry light sweet blend
and brant are now going down or they were putting up more than one dollar around one hour ago this is on the back of the increase worries that basically this bailout will not be a cure for spain but rather a short pain killer on the russian market it's a day off for tomorrow the walls will be no trade on saturday it was a working day with the odds he has put up around one percent the my six point four percent make it one of the biggest weekly gains since the month of february basically on this optimism that the crisis in europe may be contained for the uk. and on the currencies markets the euro is regaining some of its lost positions against the us dollar on the on this news coming out from spain whereas the russian ruble lost their four against the euro on saturday and was gaining just a notch against the dollar. also an anonymous bidder is paying a record three and
a half billion dollars have lunch with warren buffett the eighty one year old billionaire wonders fortune by cashing in two out of favor stocks and he holds such an option to benefit a homeless charity now the winner can invite up to seven of his friends to share a meal and have a chat with the legendary investor interestingly enough for buffett says most of the questions he gets are such lunches are not about investing. if i had spent three and a half million dollars talking to buffett i would definitely ask for some advice he's going to say a waste of money if you ask me thanks to me three for that update we have more money matters after the headlines for us we talked to the former european commission president romano prodi about the eurozone step that's coming up.