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syria in the cycle of. government building in. the ruinous effect of austerity on the union member nations grow. political. the country's involvement in the u.s. led war. on an almost daily basis.
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thank you for joining us here on our. live in moscow welcome to the program two blasts have a ripped through the syrian capital of damascus sending huge plumes of smoke over the city state t.v. is reporting that the explosions which it describes as terror attacks took place in the carpark of the palace of justice with more on the. there have been to have explosions in the old tolland earlier on earlier today syrian television has been reporting that there has been another third explosive device but it didn't go all the also saying that the explosives were put in the garage behind justice policy in the old damascus where usually judges of the syrian call to park their cars 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 it's worse to say of course that these happened and we're hearing these just stay
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off to another tech happened here in damascus the syrian state run television studio has been attacked to the government is saying by terrorist groups obviously what we see right now is an escalation of attacks from the armed rebels this happened just two days after president bashar assad has said that syria is 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 a lot t. has managed to obtain media allegedly showing the result of a brutal massacre in the syrian sea to harm on that happened in april where families claiming that their relatives were slaughtered by the rebels the victims' bodies show evidence of severe trauma bullet wounds and burns at the beginning of the day we can see three children they are in tears and the older girl demands to be allowed to see her mother in hospital meanwhile just recently a u.n.
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panel of investigators had admitted it is a nabl to determine who was behind the houla massacre that happened in syria in may that claimed a one hundred eight lives of civilian people including many women and children that's most of western countries have been very quick to blame assad's government for. but who is killing who really remains impossible to find out. if a national reporting meantime turkey has deployed dozens of military vehicles to the syrian border including that of and see aircraft systems it's all in response to syria downing one of its warplanes last week for violating the country's airspace turkey insists its fighter jet entered syria's territory by mistake and only briefly refusing to accept it was shot down over syrian territorial waters jeremy salt who's a turkey based professor of middle eastern history and politics says another
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incident like that may bring already strained relations between ankara and damascus to a break. one has to see what's happening with this shooting down the plane is a very significant. so the notch in the tension between syria and turkey and the response to that by moving. troops up to the border and the scene that syria is doing the same on the other side so quite clearly even though it seems that nature doesn't at this stage want to intervene ultimately in syria because the danger is what is trying to do is to bring down the syrian government but starting a war of attrition from within an incident like this could trigger off you know a collision between the two countries and a conclusion i mean you can't say when it would happen if it would happen but that's where we are right now. now turkey's confrontation with syria may heighten tension the head of a major international set of talks on the syrian crisis this weekend in geneva
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where the talks are aiming to unite influential states behind proposals for a syrian led political solution to the ongoing crisis but as ati's peter all of the reports the meeting is going to be marked by serious differences between all of those attending. 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 sound 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 who are 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
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a mistake well there are already some experts that are saying that the expulsion of iran really counts say a doubt over how successful lease talks can be. responded to comments from western 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 would could contain members of the opposition as well as the current company 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 sergei lavrov saying that no decisions have been made yet and it 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. also differences between the way the united
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states and russia view the future the future decisions of who should lead syria washington saying that condemning assad is a criminal and saying that he should have no further role to play in the country where is russia says knots not a decision for any other nation to make only the people of syria should decide the future of their country. spitter all about reporting right there well it's good to have you with us on the program still to come in just a few minutes here. united the world's most famous whistleblower julian assange awaits a decision on his asylum claim in london's ecuadorian embassy diplomatic mission is snowed under emails and letters supporting the wiki leaks. now with growth in europe having been stomped out by austerity the unions leaders are gathering today in attempt to kindle a new spark but just how is proving divisive the week
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a nation's one euro bonds effectively a piggy back ride on germany's cheap interest rates our brussels correspondent tesser australia she has the latest from the summit. to be frank there's not a lot of optimists here in brussels the leaders are coming here today to meet at a very crucial time there are already five euro zone nations that have needed a bailout cyprus being the latest and there is no disagreement really that they need growth in the eurozone area where the way to go forward is the big issue here there are two points of view one is germany's and the others share the other point of view germany does not want to share debt of neutralize debt in the form of your bonds until all the others agree to surrender their budgetary controls to the greater oversight from brussels in order to instill more discipline while the rest of france for example saying that they will only give up the sovereignty to a greater power if germany show solidarity and we know what's already needs in this sense is sharing their debt so you have two sides the question is who is going to
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budge first and actually the biggest headache that people see that will have it today is coming from italy's a mario monti he's really insisting that the euro zone funds by the the bonds of troubled but well intentioned countries and we know that good intentions is not going to work for. the month he says he's going to stay here until he gets a satisfactory result for italy now we're calling it a political union it's of your cats would say it sharing sovereignty but in essence if you will it's a euphemism for what essentially is going to be taking the power of a federalist state because surrendering powers of budgetary powers is essentially chipping away at what is at the heart of state powers which is the right to control when and how to spend their own money there are other perspectives here saying that this is not the only way for european integration but we know that at the end of the day it's a power players that make the decision and the most powerful of them is of course germany. our correspondents are australia right there johan van overtveldt the
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editor in chief of trends magazine we spoke to him just a bit earlier here on the program he says that germany's reluctance to hand over its cash is partly due to a fear that the problematic states once given the money may possibly lose their zeal for reform. 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 italy 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 and economic policy in general 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 trying
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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. greece has now asked its bell out paymasters to soften its loan conditions saying the e.u. should respond to the sacrifices its people have made by the very idea of renegotiating renegotiating bailout terms has been somewhat of a taboo in europe but for greece where the most vulnerable are suffering from austerity there is very little choice this report now to what he trick of green. dealing with the problems facing disabled greeks on a daily basis and is all too familiar with the realities of euro zone back to starting a new government will be as if that will be bound the second bailout and. that means that he has to cut public. spending.
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within a month actually up to further eleven point five years she points out it's been three months since anyone has been paid by to disability benefits it's really difficult. i have a health problem in greece today fighting a long term battle with multiple cirrhosis is now without state support the stricken health care system is left out on the road. i want to because i have money from my job but other people cannot even get their medications. from their parents in this. i get medication. for help i mean. so if you don't get. this money you came to austerity fewer stay cutbacks often prove in the toughest of those who need the money the most cases like the fees are by no means unique in modern day greece
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but one question is now being asked of the government is it down to a simple lack of state funds or are they misspending what little they do have nearly full on the current government is largely made up of old factions new democracy and the past party made up the ruling coalition of the previous administration presiding over a period of cuts where the military remains somewhat shielded in two thousand and ten as debt ridden greece penned its first bailout deal signed away one billion euro to france and germany and weapons contracts but even with no obvious conflicts looming it's an expenditure still defended this is because we're going. in the military we don't have so much as work of it. in the source like for for example in the hospitals we have make sure. that we don't have in the military greece is not the country that can stay without. unlike the army
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given the current plight of many greeks it appears there's nothing left to axe from health care on the back of public pressure the new government is now seeking a reworking called the bailout conditions the sun may have set on greece's latest round of political instability its economic troubles are still very much under the spotlight here greece athens. now across the atlantic america's five biggest banks are putting the final touches to government ordered a bankruptcy plans dubbed living wells that designed to minimize the economic aftershocks if any of those mega banks were to collapse one of them is j.p. morgan recently downgraded by moody's fifteen thirty g.m.t. max keiser weighs in on that. there's come thank you jamie you know the congress. fellers. and the one i'm assuming that you're not going to downgrade me more than
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two categories or i'm going to have to call it off or you're joking again and i'm going to have to make sure that you are get good gas to even get home today because i'm jamie kept with the gulf war 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 either dead fish love bongo is saying they're years assumes that you can always get good reading done in a certain period of time or is going to come over the assume that you're not going to be living much longer. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today it hasn't been that were seventeen pakistani soldiers were beheaded in a recent cross border raid from afghanistan islamabad blames nato for allowing this latest loss of life to occur as well as the thousands of pakistani deaths since the beginning of the u.s.
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led afghan war artie's a guy nature can now report on the extreme price the country is paying for its alliance with washington. it's not only u.s. bombs that fly in pakistan but also the 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 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. a. 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 security afghanistan in three weeks with minimum cost in terms of money and in terms of in terms of the lives of its
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soldiers that would not have been possible without fox and the assistance and help free sentiment towards the alliance with the us has fueled domestic insurgency in pakistan some has lost about somewhere between five thousand to six thousand soldiers and paramilitary soldiers but more than that we've lost more than thirty five thousand civilians and these people died because of these spate 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
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a mass and they're going to be left high and dry when we leave many washington see a different picture of a country that does not fully do their. waiting in exchange for the billions they'd sent them were given taxpayer money to this country which is not treating us we're eight we've made a mistake we were we have trusted pakistan way too long the pakistanis see another mistake there's one mistake that we've committed we've put all our eggs in the american basket and part of the deterioration in our job is 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 they've before as well but 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 u.s. still needs pakistan washington has been able to continue drone strikes in pakistan likely because of its military leaders tacit agreement the u.s.
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also needs the short route through pakistan to supply the troops in afghanistan islam law shutting down last year in response to the killing of two dozen pakistani soldiers but with elections approaching their end with people furious at the u.s. there is little chance the pakistani policymakers will want to be seen as being more accommodating to the united states the mockery and condescending remarks from washington make those chances even slimmer during the last decade of war and have got is that pakistanis have 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 pakistan paid for its alliance with the u.s. but these days in washington it seems hardly anyone keeps that in mind when handing out another portion affect his ations and humiliation to the nation they once convinced to become their ally i'm going to check out reporting from washington marty. and drones are also causing problems for the u.s.
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back on home soil but the details for you would call us the fall of the homeland security left rather red faced. group of. one of the. specially designed psychiatric unit. despite the fact the verdict a new trial. live from moscow this is ought to interest to my mind daniel with the business for now julian assange is said to have received a summons saying he must report to a london police station on friday he's currently ensconced within ecuador's embassy
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waiting for the south american nation to accept or decline his plea for political asylum ecuador's government is currently studying the legal and political implications of writing his request meanwhile more than ten thousand e-mails have been sent to the country's embassies in both the u.k. and u.s. calling for them to say yes also thousands of signed a petition started by the u.s. based civil liberty group just foreign policy we spoke to robert naiman the policy director for the organization who initiated the camp. my sense sense of other people i've talked to that ecuadorian government officials are sympathetic to their request they understand situation the same way we do understand the threat to julia songs from the united states and the threat that sweden once they got to be a massage 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 do but we know that a grand jury was impaneled in the united states to investigate 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 in the u.s. custody they will do so this is totally rational the documented fear. and i don't forget that julian assange is hosting his own individual program here on our see if if you missed any of the ten episodes that have already been shown that are still available on a special section of our website that's asuncion dot azzi dot com. julian assange. it is true we expose the secrets these jackets belong the united states government
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being attacked by the united states strongly condemned. illegally shoot five hundred days now being detained without charge. doesn't stop this. day we're on a quest for revolutionary ideas that can change the world tomorrow. let's get to some other international news for you in brief the artsy world update now former bosnian serb leader radovan the cut your choice been acquitted of one of the two genocide charges brought against him of the international hague tribunal he had asked for the case to be dropped a based on a lack of evidence but still faces ten charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. is accused of ordering atrocities during the one nine hundred ninety s. the bosnian war including the strip and it's a massacre one thousand muslims will you. arrive in the bolivian capital at the end of a two month war call in protest at plans for
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a highway through indigenous land countries president evo morales wants to build the road through an amazon. just earlier this year a group of local and indians socialism movement over the proposals have also spoken out plans for natural gas projects on condition. let's get to the business now as he's done your bushel standing by for us live and good to see you again but i understand america's debt crisis faces its biggest casualty you. will file for bankruptcy a report that will make it the biggest city yet to go bust decades of overspending on the collapse of its housing market being blamed america's problems for worse. ups chief or mano prodi recently told me staying in the states j.p. morgan trader the so-called london whale lost four times more than admitted by
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james jamie diamond boss a new report the losses from the bank's chief investment office in england first came to light last month the troubled by will reveal more information on july thirteenth when it reports second quarter earnings the bank has slumped three percent in the opening minutes u.s. corporate profits fell for the first time in four years new report shows reversing wall street today gains the single currency is now retreating to the dollar that some fears today's e.u. summit will again fail to tackle the euro crisis spanish bond yields went over seven percent today the level which triggered bailouts in greece and portugal that's terrifying the euro zone's biggest economy germany which will enter a quote weak phase according to its powerful institute is the last moments of trade here or more sco the r.t.s. has slipped under thirteen hundred points losing all of yesterday's gains this a.g.m. season for russian blue chips and this sounding upbeat but investors are cagey over
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that e.u. meeting prices are growing at record low rates more good news here in russia inflation has been under three percent this year whole of last year's first six months of the president putin postponed electricity price hike to later this summer so expect price growth later this year the central bank says low inflation is its key target almost because joining new york as the only place is of more than one rolls royce dealership the second site opens wednesday off the sales here doubled last year the rich seem unaffected by the crisis forcing cutbacks in the world economy luxury firms reporting record profits new filly would also get a second dealership quote soon the car makers website has added putin's cool almost as massive reserve fund to pay for more new roads the president hopes the stimulus . it will kickstart economic growth he says the use of pro choice of cutting spending was only making things worse the phone hasn't been used on infrastructure
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in the turmoil of the economic crisis and europe today more news and interviews on the website. thanks very much we'll see you this time next hour here. are the headlines in just a moment and then a bit more insight into the european financials especially if you and i just about three minutes.
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