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syria in the cycle of violence had a government building in damascus while. rebel. leaders grow desperate to undo the ruinous effect of austerity on union member nations grow wary and gentle proposals of the political federation of europe i get my reaction from germany a little later. an anti-american sentiment in pakistan reaches new peaks as the country's involvement in the u.s. led afghan war claims pakistani lives on the almost daily basis line expert opinion on that on r.t. .
and on screen international news and comment live from our new center here in moscow with you twenty four hours a day to blast ripped through the syrian capital of damascus sending huge plumes of smoke over the city state t.v. is reporting that the explosions which should describe as terror attacks took place in the carpark of the palace of justice national reports from syria. there have been to have explosions in the old town earlier on earlier today syrian television has been reporting that there has been another third explosive device but they 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
up to another attack 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 video 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 they do 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.
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 one hundred eight lives of civilian people including many women and children that's after most of western countries have been very quick to blame assad government for this bloodshed but who is killing who really remains impossible to find out. turkey has deployed dozens of military vehicles to the syrian border including anti-aircraft systems that's in response to syria downing one of its warplanes last week for violating the country's airspace insists its party jet entered syria's territory by mistake and only briefly refusing to accept it was shot down over syrian territorial waters jeremy salters a turkey based professor of middle eastern history and politics says another incident like that may bring already strained relations between ankara and damascus
to breaking point. one has to see what's happening with the plan is a very significant. so the notch in the tension between syria and turkey and so it is responded to that by moving. and troops up to the border syria is doing the same on the other side so quite clearly even though it seems that nato doesn't at this stage want to intervene out in the insert because of the dangers what is trying to do is to bring down the syrian government by starting a war of attrition from within another incident like this could trigger off you know a collision between the two countries and a conclusion i mean one can say when it would happen it would happen that that's where we are right now. turkey's confrontation with syria may heighten tension ahead of major international talks on the syrian crisis this weekend in geneva the talks are aiming to unite influential states behind proposals for a syrian led political solution to the crisis there but as all of these peace are
all over reports the meeting is going to be marked by serious differences between 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 or 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 such as we get to the ship because 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. but there are already some experts are saying that the expulsion of iran really can't say i doubt over how successful least 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 he's calling from the western diplomat suggested that russia was on his side with that plan. saying that no decisions have been made yet and that 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 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. russia says that's not a decision for any other nation to make only the people of syria should decide the future of their country. well sort of come here this hour in r.t. in just a few minutes we united as the most famous whistleblower in the sandra waits a decision on his asylum claim in london's ecuadorian embassy the diplomatic mission is snowed under by e-mails letters supporting the wiki leaks. so that's still to come but first with growth in europe having been stomped on by a sturdy the unions leaders are intense discussion right now tempted to conclude you spoke but just go is proving divisive that we can nations one euro bones' effectively a piggy back ride on germany's cheap interest rates when. the latest from the summit to be frank there's not a lot of optimists here in brussels a leader is a commie 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 however the way to go forward is the big issue here they're essentially 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 solidarity needs in this sense is sharing in their debt so you have two sides the question is who is going to 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. political union and some your cats would say it's sharing sovereignty but in essence if you will it's a euphemism for what essentially is going to taking power over a federalist state because surrendering our powers of budgetary powers is essentially chipping away at what is at the heart of state powers which is their 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 player that made the decision and the most powerful of them is of course germany well let's discuss the impasse between germany and the rest of the eurozone with someone really in the thick of it joining me is close peterbilt she is an m.p. in the german going to now you've been in the parliament since before the euro was introduced how do you feel about sharing your constituents hard earned savings and your country's credit score with other nations well i think that this is
a fault because. we did you can frame work when we started the euro which that strictly each country has to take care for its own budget each country has to take care or has to limit deficits in their. budget and. there will be no bailout there will be no paying of government deficits by the central bank essentially points of the maastricht treaty and. one should not go away from that very light hand so this is why you're a staunch opponent of the european stability mechanism and i understand you to be ratified by the bundestag tomorrow but everybody saying surely bailouts are the way forward as a way to protect europe and surely take the weight off your country of germany. well i cannot see that so far anything of the measures we took against their
legal framework was effective. against my will to do bailouts create greece and this was not successful we bailed out ireland portugal and now the spanish are heading for the bailout. facility and the cyprus also so it doesn't work is that been shown has been shown in the past two and a half year so there's no need to erect a permanent rescue facility so what about sharing that then with these so-called euro bonds why is germany against that worried about that idea where many other eurozone countries are supporting it where just give me just give me a. hint how i should explain this to my waters. the. italians for example had interest rates of thirteen fourteen person before the euro started now they are something like six point five or so and they're saying that
seven is too much this will be bearable i think if we lower interest rates we take away the only incentive for governments to really do the job to do the reforms they have to do in order to gain competition this and how do you do that then because obviously germany is at odds with everybody else saying look maybe austerity now isn't working on land as i mentioned earlier he's against the austerity and promoting growth there is anger merkel very concerned should be pushed but what is the only other thing we have. we have learned the lesson in germany that. credit created finance growth programs deficit spending doesn't work you have really go into the structures you have to reform your labor market you have to take care for the social system to cut it cut it a bit back you know harder to regain. competition this competitiveness and we did
this. in the last ten years we had only growth in salaries of something like zero point zero point five while other countries had something like twenty five or thirty if you look at. so they cannot explain why german savy x. and german. techs should go in to finance the deficits of other countries talking of your voters understand that obviously this euro crisis has caused mrs merkel with her christian democratic party which of course you belong to a lot of support to mystically and we've seen a lot of political pressure on other governments throughout the eurozone what about you your political position do you see your party changing its stance on the euro crisis. well i think. it would be good for the support of our party in public if we. change officially our
policy towards the euro it is not an easy way any way but we have to stick to the rules we gave for it because the. rule of law is one of the of the strongest principles of community and we have to hand case by case. there are several proposals for the european economists association who said ok let's hear the bonds when they have to be paid back. by tranche one year after the other. of course you have every stage of the game you have to have haircuts you have to. get to take some money from those who profited from the whole dealing of lending the money to the country i just want to ask you one very final question very brief answer people concerned about german dominance now in
europe germany benefiting from this euro crisis are those fears found it just very briefly. we are not heading for a leading role or so we are going to be of course. in many cases where people say they want they want to be led by germany they want leadership they want money and this is the situation we are facing now class peterbilt thank you so much your time really good to hear from the german bundestag thank you for your time thank you. do you live here in moscow it's been revealed seventeen pakistani soldiers were beheaded in a recent cross border raid from afghanistan is one of the 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. led afghan war got a report on the extreme price the country's 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 ridicule 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 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 bait 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 washington see a different picture of a country that does not fully do their bidding in a. changed with the billions they'd sent them were given taxpayer money to this country which is not treating us right but 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 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 they've dished up beef before as well but but so to speak we made this mistake and we're trying to now 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 u.s. also needs the short route through pakistan to supply the troops in afghanistan islam watch 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 pakistani policy makers 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 in afghanistan pakistan is a belt with an unprecedented insurgency in their own country terror which has killed an awful lot of people much more than the losses carried by the u.s. in afghanistan and that to a large extent was the price pakistan paid for its alliance with the us 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 convinced to become their ally i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . joining us on just such a received a summons saying he must report to a london police station on friday he's currently in schools within it could always embassy waiting for the south american nation to accept or decline his plea for. for political asylum government is currently studying the legal and political implications of granting his request more than ten thousand e-mails are being sent
to the country's embassies in both the u.k. and the u.s. calling it for it to say yes also thousands of signed a petition started by the u.s. based civil liberties group just foreign policy. he's the policy director for the organization who initiated the campaign. my sense sense of other people i've talked to that ecuador and government officials are sympathetic to their request they understand situation the same way we do understand the threat to join the songs from the united states and the threat that sweden once they got to the amazon 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 u.s. government has done a night or might 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 and u.s. custody they will do so this is totally rational legitimate documented fear that if you get your innocence he's hosting his own interview series here. and if you missed any of the ten episodes that have already ad that's still available in a special section of our website at the moment it is essential dot dot com. i mean julian assange. it is true he will be exposed to the world secrets these jackets belong united states government been attacked by the united states strongly condemn. illegally. five hundred days now i've been detained without charge. that hasn't stopped.
the day we're on a quest for revolutionary ideas that can change the world tomorrow. now the business news is coming away free shortly but first let's have a quick look at some other stories making headlines around the world at this stage of the day the u.s. supremes has given the president barack obama's felt care legislation one of the all most americans are obliged to get health insurance by twenty fourteen or pay a fine because the penalty will be in the form of a tax that congress can impose using its taxing power as republican state officials challenge the act claiming it was against the law to force people to buy a private product the court's verdict to seen as a major victory u.s. internal affairs as he's facing election later this year. former bosnian serb leader radovan has been acquitted of one of the genocide charges brought against him at the international tribunal he had asked for the case to be dropped based on a lack of evidence but still faces ten charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity he's accused of ordering atrocities during the one nine hundred ninety s.
bosnian war including the massacre where eight thousand muslims were killed. exactly twenty three minutes past the business time with daniel and daniel understand the price of oil has taken a worrying turn just in the last. twenty cents in just a few minutes it's now down two dollars for the day and it's lost a quarter of its value in a matter of weeks everything from pour us they took to growing concerns over the eurozone future all contribute. the fall in demand across the board e.u. leaders are meeting at this moment in rome with reports the germans are coming round to europe on solution something that opposed just this morning or more traders say boring across the eurozone is the best way to bring down costs for greece and trouble spain first sign of a shift came a few hours ago when finance minister wolfgang schauble of germany said euro bonds were on the table for the first time if there was total fiscal union across europe
but the problem will learn to look even worse california stockton is expected to file for bankruptcy by the weekend that will make it the biggest city yet to go bust in america decades of overspending and the slump of its housing markets are being blamed j.p. morgan traders in london whale four times more than both jamie diamond admitted say new reports problems at the bank's chief investment office in england first came to light last month the lender will disclose more information on july thirteenth when it reports second quarter earnings boeing shares some three percent in the opening minutes in new york u.s. corporate profits fell for the first time in four years reversing wall street today games single currency is now retreating to the dollar the fears today's summit in the e.u. will again fail to come up with a comprehensive solution and barclays lost a starring fifteen percent over fifteen percent or three billion pounds today off
its share price to fall for it bob diamond to quit over numerous interest rate manipulations it's been convicted of the altie has closed on the thirteen hundred points as a result losing all of yesterday's gains it's a.g.m. season for russian blue chips and they're sounding upbeat but investors are cagey over that e.u. meeting but more sco is joining your because the only cities with more than one dealership second site opens wednesday here off the sales doubled last year the rich seem unaffected by the crisis forcing cutbacks in the rest of the world luxury firms are reporting record profits russian boys seem happy to pay over the odds that when you rolls here cost seventy percent more in moscow than in the west bill but i'm sure that doesn't bother you. bike i think actually the bike is far more efficient particularly very much in the moscow traffic anyway daniel thanks a lot we'll talk a little later thank you very much that's daniel bushell with our business news now more insight into the european financials in our interview coming up in just a few minutes right after a recap of our main story stay with us live this is r.t. in moscow.
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