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excluding iran from an upcoming international meeting on syria is a show of double standards from the west this according to russia's foreign minister and in the syrian capital explosion reportedly targets the government. is one mistake that we've committed we've put all our eggs in the american that's turning into enemy three out of four pakistanis now think of the u.s. . with growing over civilian deaths to continue the drone attack. and divided they stand disagreements between leaders plagued the blog even before it starts with germany rejecting the idea that.
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it is good to have you with us today here on our c m rover suchet live in moscow the syrian capital has been rocked by a double blast state media said it was targeting the palace of justice comes just a day after a deadly attack on a pro-government t.v. station let's get the latest now on. standing by live in damascus a summary another capital in the capital how serious is this latest blast. well we're hearing from local media right now that indeed there have been two have explosions in the old town earlier on earlier today syrian television has been reporting that there has been another third explosive device but it didn't go all of the also saying that the explosives were in the garage behind justice palace in
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the old damascus where usually judges of the syrian called park their cars up till now we didn't have we didn't get any information about casualties only about several cars being damaged and also we've been hearing earlier today about another attack on a police station here in damascus as well and again no reports about casualties but it has been saying that a car and bass have been burnt and it's worst to say course that this happens and we're hearing these just stay after another attack happened here in damascus in syria state run television studio has been attacked. the government is saying by terrorist groups obviously what we see right now is an escalation of attacks from the armed rebels on governmental objects on the governmental building here in this case with police station and justice palace on and on as
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a symbol of the regime like this the syrian news television and this happened just two days after president bashar assad has said that series now in the real state a war so what we see now is indeed a war and we see escalation of the conflict dramatic and violence is continuing but the sad news is that the recent feeling that none of the sides is ready to give up so far armory also you know you talk about these increased anti government attacks also about president assad getting on t.v. just in the past twenty four thirty six hours ago saying that the country is in a state of war i hear it out to you as i'm sure you know we've got hold of some rather shocking video purporting to be of an alleged massacre in syria can you tell us more about that. well in the in this video we can see what is visually a result of a group show massacre of allegedly saying that this is
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a massacre happened in the syrian city of hama in april and in this video people are saying that then they scaled those slaughtered are the members of their families and it's been done by the rabbitohs. i guess you can see right now this video and i have to warn you that some of the images in this video are very disturbing the victims' bodies show evidence of severe trauma a bullet wounds and burns at the beginning of the video we've also. been able to see three children and the old the elder girl demands to be allowed to see her mother and hospital and these. we received it just day after a u.n. panel of investigators had admitted that it is unable to determine to find out exactly who was the decline of the houla massacre that happened here in syria in may and claimed the lives of one hundred eight civilians and many of whom were
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women and children and that's often most of western countries have been very quick to blame the regime of bashar assad for these bloodshed so of course this report has added to grow in dollars and conjecture as to who is responsible for the big refer to violence here in the country the matter of fact is that people have died and the breeze violence but who's kid in who really remains impossible to find out from from the from live in damascus like. well meantime turkey is moving troops to the syrian border this as a security measure after syria brought down one of his warplanes last week is likely to heightened tension as foreign powers prepare to meet in geneva on saturday for talks here aiming to unite influential states behind proposals for a syrian led political solution to the crisis there however as it has put all of the reports the meeting is going to be marked by serious differences between those
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in attendance. those differences really boil down to what involvement iran should have if any countries like the united states in great britain say that iran shouldn't be involved what we heard from said again today who reiterated russia's stance on this which is that iran isn't just a neighbor to syria that tehran exerts a certain amount of influence over damascus and that iran is a major player in that region and in that role they should have a say and what's decided about the future of that part of the world look at that inner city school we're now talking about stopping bloodshed in syria iran is certainly an influential player in this situation alongside other nations in the region and not inviting taran on board the geneva talks on syria is a mistake there already some experts are saying that the expulsion of iran really counts say a doubt over how successful lease talks can be. responded to comments from western
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diplomats which suggested that the upcoming talks would focus on kofi annan plan for a unity government in syria that would be a government which we could contain members of the opposition as well as the current count in it but would exclude any person deemed to undermine the credibility of the the new unity government which would be in place now these comments from the western diplomat suggest that russia was on side with that plan. saying that no decisions had been made yet and russia wouldn't commit to anything before talks on saturday. or there are no agreed projects on syria so far i think the reports of a potential documents that have come up in the media or a negligent approach to diplomacy after the experience also differences between the way the united states and russia view the future the future decisions of who should lead syria washington saying that condemning assad is
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a criminal and saying that he should have no further role to play in the country where israel. that's not a decision for any other nation to make only the people of syria should decide the future of their country. this is our two or three in four pakistanis now consider the us an enemy that's according to a new survey published in america ties between the two countries have recently hit new lows over the civilian casualties caused by ongoing u.s. drone attacks and more than twenty people have been killed in militant attacks in pakistan over the past few days alone and that's adding to the thousands of lives lost since the washington led war in afghanistan began some eleven years ago now artie's guy nature can takes a closer look at a rather complicated alliance. it's not only u.s. bombs that fly in pakistan but also a stream of demands and accusations from washington there are several things that where asking the pakistanis to do more and better number one they've got to do
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more about the safe havens inside their own country even ridiculed the u.s. defense secretary has laughed at pakistan for being in the dark on the bin laden raid. one. little in washington's rhetoric now suggest that during the decade of war in afghanistan pakistan had been there myself instrumental ally in the region the united states could not have had secured afghanistan in three weeks with minimum cost in terms of. money and in terms of in terms of the lives of its soldiers that would not have been possible without fox and the assistance and help re sentiment towards the alliance with the us has fueled domestic insurgency in pakistan park some has lost about somewhere between five thousand to six thousand
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soldiers and paramilitary soldiers but more than that we've lost more than thirty five thousand civilians and these people died because of these feet of bombings in a crude comparison the us has lost two thousand troops in afghanistan they want the pakistanis to do our dirty work for us and the pakistanis have simply said we've supported you forward eleven years we can't do it anymore you're killing our stability they have to stop the civil war in the country they have to stop the war that's going on on their own territory because of their help for the united states so they have a number of problems which i think amount to a mass and they're going to be left high and dry when we leave many in washington see a different picture of a country that does not fully do their bidding. changed with the billions they'd sent them were given taxpayer money to this country which is not treating us right but we made a mistake we were we have trusted pakistan way too long the pakistanis see another
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mistake there is one mistake that we've committed we put all our eggs in the american basket and part of the deterioration in our genes strategic position over the past decade since two thousand and one is because of this fact that we completely relied on the americans and it's not the first time before as well but. so to speak we made this mistake and we're trying to know correct that mistake pakistan is now working hard on its regional alliances primarily with china but the us still needs pakistan washington has been able to continue drone strikes in pakistan likely because of its military leaders tacit agreement the us also needs the short route through pakistan to supply the troops in afghanistan islam watch shot it down last year in response to the killing of two dozen pakistani soldiers but with elections approaching their end with people furious at the us there is little chance pakistani policy makers will want to be seen as being more accommodating to the united states the mockery and condescending remarks from
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washington make those chances even slimmer during the last decade of war in afghanistan pakistan is it dealt with an unprecedented insurgency in their own country terror which has killed an awful lot of people much more than the loss is carried by the u.s. in afghanistan and that to a large extent was the price of pakistan paid for its alliance with the way but these days in washington it seems hardly anyone keeps that in mind when handing out another portion of factorizations and humiliation to the nation they once come best to become their ally i'm going to check out reporting from washington our take. you live from moscow still ahead for you this hour thousands throwing their support behind wiki leaks editor julian assange with ecuador's embassy in the u.k. i knew west both through see. in a flood of e-mails urging the nation to accept the world's most famous whistleblower. plus serve time in the military or serve time behind bars
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find out why the decision is so difficult for a community in israel all that much more coming your way in just a few days. now a deeply divided e.u. leaders are gearing up for a summit this thursday german chancellor angela merkel insists there will be no debt sharing in europe it's a stars that will not sit well with troubled states such as spain and italy of more of the disagreements in the e.u.'s head of the upcoming summit and are joined by your husband over the felder editor in chief of trends magazine live here on r.t. thanks for joining us today as you heard merkel facing increasing pressure from countries like italy spain and france over her stand against debt sharing in the e.u. who's going to win this round. well my feeling is that mrs merkel will keep to a point and that she won't. give the german credit card if you allow me to put it that way to the other countries without having sufficient degree of control over what these other countries are doing in terms of expenditure economic policy in
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general now if the italian and spanish boring costs have again risen after merkel's tough comments against euro bonds and there's a view the germany may be doing it on purpose to keep the pressure on rome and majority what do you make of that well maybe not directly in terms of trying to making them out of the markets even more nervous but it's quite clear that one of the basic elements that is present in the german attitude is that they fear that if . the pressure on these countries to change their economic structure to rein in their government expenditures in all the other structural things they need to do if that pressure is lowered they won't do anything so it's a question about whether the glass is half full or of empty the germans are saying first we need firm commitments controllable commitments vocal commitments and then
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we can talk about solidarity any venture will german support for solidarity mechanisms and other types of interventions whereas the french in the telly and are saying let's do it the other way round first money and then first solidarity and then commitment as we know as we know there are several the eurozone members that have been stumbling that have needed bailout certainly germany is bearing the brunt as the e.u. the largest economy to prop up some of the stumbling stumbling members of the neighborhood there but the question is how dangerous a position is germany in shouldering the brunt of bailouts here lifting up the eurozone economy what happens if germany's investments in these stumbling members goes down. well like mrs merkel said a few weeks ago even the german economy in itself is not strong enough to support all these burdens coming out of countries like greece portugal ireland small countries but now we're talking much bigger game we're talking about spain and
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italy there's of course always the scapegoat of the european central bank and my feeling is that when we would have real disillusion with this summit and markets react react very strongly on monday that we will see the e.c. be either directly or indirectly taking things into its hands again but of course that's only trying to gain some time that can never be a structural solution to this crisis in the eurozone we're also hearing reports that greece might try to renegotiate its bailout agreements with the e.u. as a payback for the sacrifices it's made and you think the e.u. could be willing to soften its demands well i think it's pretty sure that the greek want really renegotiation and it's a kind of macchiavelli play that is being played here because the greeks perfectly know that the rest of europe is very afraid of an exit of greece and all the
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potential chaos that can come with that so. there might be even some in direct threats if you don't help us well take care of all the things that come after that so we will certainly see a renegotiation on the greek bailout package and it has already been pointed out by several european officials that the way to go about this is to insist on structural reforms in the greek economy and then to be more lenient in terms of their budget objectives and the savings they need to do to achieve those objectives your end of an editor in chief of trans magazine thank you for coming on today. meantime on the other side of the atlantic are the five biggest u.s. banks are drawing up their own contingency plans in case they go under and one of them is the world famous j.p. morgan which among other financial institutions was recently downgraded by moody's and has a max keiser and stacy herbert reveal later this hour the american giant would have
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been rated even lower and that it was for the government supported that. there's conflict jamie you know the congress is like fellers. and they want is i'm assuming that you're not going to downgrade me more than two categories or i'm going to have to cut off all your judging against and i'm going to have to make sure that you all get good gas to even get home today because i'm jamie do cap with a capital and you know there's still the same kind of language you're wiretapping when you drop in on the mafia there's like so choky the dead fish love bongo is saying that years assuming that you can always get the bid rigging done in a certain period of time or is going to come over there is through that you know it can be living much longer. live from moscow this is r.t. thanks for joining us today and while ecuador takes its time to decide on julian
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assange just plea for political asylum there are a growing number of calls for latin american countries to say yes more than ten thousand e-mails of support for the whistleblower have been sent to the ecuadorian embassy in the u.k. and u.s. and a separate show of support thousands are now signed a petition a move initiated by a u.s. based civil liberty group called just foreign policy we spoke to robert naiman policy director for the organization who initiated the campaign. my sense sense of other people i've talked to that ecuadorian government officials are sympathetic to their request they understand the situation the same way we do understand the threat to julian a song from the united states and the threat that sweden once they got custody of assad would hand them over to the united states which would then prosecute him under the very controversial espionage act we don't know everything about what the
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u.s. government has done a night or might but we know that a grand jury was impaneled in the united states to investigation of wiki leaks and bring charges we know that bradley manning's attorney believes his harsh treatment in u.s. custody was an attempt to get him to. testify against julian assange there is a recently that they have the opportunity to try to get him and u.s. custody they will do so this is totally rational the document that fear and i forget old julian assange is hosting his own interview series here on our if you've missed any of the ten episodes that have ed already there always available just a click away on our website at sons daughters he taught. i am julian assange. it is true of wiki leaks expose the world's secrets these documents is going to be attacked by the united states strongly condemn. illegally.
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hundred days i've been detained without charge. doesn't stop to this. day we're on a quest for revolutionary ideas that can change the world. and this is our to you straight to the world update for you right now we go to iraq where people like that and dozens more wounded after a series of bomb strikes right around baghdad north of iraq's capital. two cars exploded right outside a government office a few hours later police were hit by a roadside bomb just south of the city and another bomb went off inside a market in western baghdad the attacks to an already deadly month in which more than one hundred people have been killed in bombings targeting mainly shiite neighborhoods. and out of control wildfire has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced tens of thousands to evacuate a region in the u.s.
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state of colorado the flames reached parts of an air force academy destroying over a third of the property president barack obama is expected to tour the area friday where heavy smoke can still be seen hovering over neighborhoods it's believed a lightning strike spot the wildfires several weeks ago. before we see marina where the business often are though a religious minority who once proudly banned israel's military and are refusing to join ranks some of the men are even choosing prison over national service parties policy reports. a family united in grief but divided in loyalties the tears mixed with feelings of regret and loss and the perpetual question did their loved ones die serving the enemy. i used to see them as marchers i see them as victims my brothers were victims of bizarreness movement and they died fighting the room people yemen's family belongs to israel's drewe
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sect an offshoot of islam of about one hundred fifty thousand people there our being culture and language but our loyal to the jewish state for years this son served proudly in elite israeli units first as volunteers and for the last fifty years as conscripts and although it was the druze who asked to be drafted today a growing number of the youngsters choose prison over army service. yes i mean we're used as a tool to oppress so people the palestinians who won't take part in it anymore. spearheading the changing mood is this man whose two brothers and one uncle died serving in the idea of outrage by many israeli government policies he works as a lawyer defending palestinian prisoners in israeli jails so the core follows the ins and we have a druze are palestinians and israel can't change that we have always been and will always be palestinians means uncle silo was killed while working in the israeli
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border police in one thousand nine hundred ninety his brother florida fell on christmas eve thirteen years later then tragedy struck again when his older brother named after his fallen uncle was killed on mother's day by his ability to a side bomber in lebanon. as you know ever since he died i do not celebrate mother's day i do not accept gifts from my remaining children i can bear it seller was spoiled and beautiful after he was killed i said no one will go to the army ever again it had been solid choice to serve on the front line is the commander of a combat unit he wanted to play his part fighting for his country but it's that same country that now his brother is making sure no one from the family puts on a uniform to defend ever again. if he were here no i'm sure they would have reached the same conclusion i have i'm sure that they are proud of me but pride is a feeling lost in the anguish that stalks these wards the shadow of death
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a reminder of that or too high price this family's paid many israeli do is complain they treated a second class citizens because while it's true they do enjoy some benefits because of the army service like palestinians in israel they suffer inequalities in municipal budgets education and employment policy r t tel of of. that's right america there the business section good to see you again as i'm sure you've been here. in the program we've been reporting on the issues in the euro zone we just had a guest on minutes ago talking about how to move forward how are investors feeling today considering leaders are at a point of meeting later in the day over and here's the thing i read an article recently where there was a one investor and he said that he's basically sick and tired of people discussing how he is feeling so i'll try to refrain from the feelings and talk about what the numbers are saying and the numbers are saying that there's hardly any faith left in e.u. leaders make an adequate in finding a solution to the debt crisis and taking the adequate measures that's what analysts
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are saying today and we can see that reflected in the numbers and the dikes are setting over a wall of this hour we'll see of course how this develops of once the meeting of course starts moving. it's basically a reflection of we're seeing in europe because russia investors are not only concerned about crude prices going south but also of course what has happened in the euro zone and things aren't getting any better we can see that. almost one in the happy or sad this hour and if we take a look at some of the main movers on the my sex naturally most of the groups in the red we have. over one and a half percent i would not have. been looking to boost its power generation business at seeing this as it's a long term priority and in fact it already has a three billion dollars to invest into this business but it's looking for a partner to bring in there also we have. point supercenter this hour and we know that the company has set aside and a half billion dollars for its recently started program and after that it will sell
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the shares on the hong kong stock exchange and financials which were doing particularly well earlier on that side and have now slipped into negative territory as well to be russia second largest lender taking the lead in their down two and a half percent all right staying with. price growth in the country remains that post soviet record lows inflation has reached three point eight percent since january and this is almost. half of what it was a lie as soon as you saw in the graphic right there and that's on the back of the boots in postponing annual increases in utility tariffs from january to mid summer so the prize is likely to gather seed in the second half of the year. and of course crude prices always have a major impact on the russian economy so we have said to look what's happening there and we can see that light sweet is almost exactly at eighty dollars a barrel when it comes to the brand again going south and. twenty five percent of
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their value since the beginning of the year not a good sign of course for investors let's look at currencies see what was there when it comes to the euro against the u.s. dollar when it comes to the ruble it's losing against both major currencies this there is then this brings us to the end of this edition of business my colleague. from a next hour. thanks very much minister united ok back with. his report that will be right off the bat.
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