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major world powers throw their diplomatic weight behind attempts to end the drawn out crisis in syria amid reports the country is being surrounded by foreign military forces. of the german parliament rubber stamps the euro zone's massive bailout cash bond the solution to tell instantly comedians for leadership. american troops might be out of iraq but the money is flowing in washington upgrades worth one hundred million dollars to its baghdad embassy despite cutting a third of its diplomatic staff. screen international news and comment live from our new center here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day the world's main power making desperate diplomatic attempts to break the
impasse in syria which has seen no let up in sixteen months of violence despite deep divisions at the crisis conference in geneva moscow has expressed little hope that the talks may get things moving. for us. this could very well be one of the last remaining chances for the international community to help fix this problem before the violence in syria schools out into the entire region and un special envoy kofi annan has warned that any further deaths in syria will be the responsibility of world powers if they feel here a little progress has been made and there are complications for instance even though some of the key global powers are taking part in this conference i mean the permanent five members of the u.n. security council some countries who could also be helpful in the situation like iran for instance which is a very influential state in syria's neighborhood that country is not taking part in
this meeting there's also a difference of approaches by several states like for instance the united states which is pushing more for regime change was moscow is calling for equal pressure which needs to be applied on both sides of this conflict but despite these complications in order to prevent the violence in syria from spilling out into the entire region there are positive signals like the moon at this conference for instance and russia's foreign minister said eleven of did meet with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton before the conference on friday in st petersburg and after that meeting he said that for the first time he didn't hear any ultimatums and it seems now that washington understands that ultimatums at this point what we help improve the situation that's why according to the russian foreign minister there is hope and some good chances that this meeting will lead to some progress. well political analyst dr benjamin barber says
a clash of international interest in syria could lead to a regional meltdown. there's not even unity among the western allies in the nato allies and certainly there's not unity among the foreign powers overall you see a series of somewhat rivaling conflicting interests it makes it extremely difficult and the real problem is here we've learned in libya that the price of military intervention is very very high and if i can just remind your viewers and listeners about the cost that we have paid in libya through a nato intervention originally entered into perhaps with some goodwill to prevent civilians from be massacred ended up first of all hurting damaging killing more civilians than anything that could off he had done and today leading to a situation of virtual tribal war clan war decentralization and the breakup of libya now imagine replicate that situation in a post interventionist stage in syria. and israel can use agents he thought to have
close links with israeli intelligence says saudi troops are moving towards jordan on their way to syria southeast borda says turkish forces already occupied the northern front in political analyst says that these states will face stumbling blocks if they do try to invade syria. you know the russians and the chinese are saying you know enough is enough you cannot dictate world politics like this and go into war through proxies now we're hearing that the saudis are sending some forces obviously the jihad is all over the place and the turks are actually sending some forces to the syrian border and you cannot you cannot control that. piece of the world or piece order of the world at your behest without you know being accountable to it and i think what will emerge of this geneva meeting is a new sort of world order where you know the western powers would admit that they cannot take things like what they have been doing so far and we've heard so far
some statements like from the british. foreign minister william hague he says you know it's very hard to convince the russians for example and we don't know if this is going to be possible or not and they're starting to admit that they can influence things less now than they have been able to do so a year ago it was specially when libya happened over more analysis and reaction to developments in syria logon to our web site r t dot com also don't forget to check out our correspondents twitter feeds for all the latest on the ongoing conflict. if you to. come. to.
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on. the german parliament has approved a use massive five hundred billion bailout fund and ratified the new fiscal compact last night which limits spending deficits that as chancellor angela merkel finds itself on the back foot strongly rejecting notions that she somehow capitulated to the financial demands of southern european nations that criticism especially loud in germany where many see the e.u. use new bank bailout program as too much a mechanism would allow brussels to buy it up by its. new tax payer money without consulting government concessions to read nothing and that any bank rescue would come with harsh strings attached but jet rasmus professor of political economy at some mary's college in california says he's skeptical of these so-called breakthroughs you can bail out the banks but that's no guarantee you're going to get economic growth which is what you must have in in the longer run and what i see
when brussels and this growth pact is that it's very much tokenism at this quite that just moving money around from the european investment bank and so forth and the amount is a grossly insufficient to stimulate growth so that whole picture has to be further developed the euro crisis is really three crisis looms in one three dimensions and one is the sovereign debt crisis another is the banking crisis which is becoming more visible and they sustained but the other is the economic crisis the real economy and of course we know europe is rapidly slipping into recession in various countries and as long as that growth does not occur it's going to feed back and exacerbate both the banking and the sovereign debt crisis. one of the men credited with twisting merkel's arm into accepting the bank bailout program is the italian prime minister mario monti but at home for him there's
a seismic political shift going on with the old elite feeding the public backlash against the sturdy and even comedians are proving successful alternatives to the current leadership. has more. on that italy's economic situation it's no laughing matter so it might come as some surprise that it's full of a t.v. comedian that paid. the latest character to still italy's political spotlight almost as a year in crisis continue voters have become increasingly disillusioned with mainstream politics and a radical a populist breed and grassroots movements such as youth organization the right have been growing in polls and popularity that they grew low and his five star movement now thrive online shunning traditional media and gaining huge respect with its younger generation something that technocrat premier nary a monkey to say far failed to do they're always bringing about young people but
young people are not really represented in the stone thing goes off people in government and trades are a very often. old people which. don't have to the right feeling of what use is really happening in the county we're trying to make you to europe change that's the point you have tried with some kind of policies which is the only reason policy if you want talk about it and now it's austerity so it's selling everything the state does not have to control anything about the economy but it is not just is not working with elections across europe marked by a decline in turnout it's leads recent local election results were alarming with a third of those eligible to vote staying home and mainstream parties losing to the protests in a major way all parties traditional parties just that are not realizing that.
things are changing so quickly and they are all old they are trying to. very no avail themselves but they just are not able angrier. in this situation is moving like a green. i mean because it can jump from an argument to another one and it's always winner currently in a state of suspended democracy unelected government trying to flee out of the financial storm the question on everybody's lips does better. than the chance when next year's elections come around the parties are now taking very seriously because a couple weeks ago he won some major victories in local elections in italy including that. position in a very significant city in italy and other places and i think he's filled the vacuum and so the parties on the right on the left the democratic party the party of the mainstream center left is very worried by the threat he poses now whether he
. can become a political party i'm very doubtful of that but it certainly has struck a chord with a certain type of you know young activists who are fed up with italy's preschool class and it's not just the populations of greece spain and france formally dispels by the ongoing crisis and movements like the pirate party in germany and five star in italy are gaining solid ground as the eurozone state looks increasingly wobbly i think it's going to survive. if it's going to survive. we need a big change could it now be its least form a funny man who find a solution to the crisis it leaves no stranger to performance in its parliament but the decisions of the last flamboyant leader left the country with one in three unemployed might in debts with its economy sinking the euro project might now seem
to many like a bad joke and it's one that's left us all wondering just what the punch line will be served our thing. well out of this week a leading british bang. barclays found so find almost three hundred million pounds for rampant rate fixing in essence the bank manipulated figures relied on by the world's banking system in a bid to boost its own profits and that's something max and stacy in the report around agree about their full program coming your way at nineteen thirty g.m.t. but here's a brief preview for you. so now you have bob diamond over apparently committing criminal fraud on his own bounty committing criminal fraud in a library market when there's plunder at the top and you systematically legitimize plunder as the main source of your economic activity as david cameron has done in the u.k. he's told the european regulators look in the u.k. criminal plunder is the basis of our economy you can't put our bankers in jail
because all we'd be left with are a bunch of marmite pots and some a limp dick has bands and so and it filters down to the rest of society but why i put other people in jail i mean i don't understand why put anyone in jail and in the u.k. there's no standard of or there's absolutely no standard of life to do any criminal action while the u.k. and he was a good jail if you're connected if you're part of conspiracy you're part of mafia. because report everywhere little later here on r.t. the u.s. is cutting its presence in iraq removing about a third of its diplomatic staff but it plans to spend around one hundred million dollars upgrading the fortified embassy compound in baghdad former u.s. diplomat george kennedy says that spending damages america's national image while feeding taxpayer money to greedy contractors'. it's approaching the billion or maybe over a billion dollars now that was spent on this compound in baghdad for no evident
purpose other than perhaps to enrich the contractors. and the politicians who are being paid off but. if someone asked me what is the purpose of this facility i'd have to say well that there really isn't one is it's a symbol more of american decline than it is of american power but it's not just about iraq it's about projecting power in the region and you have to ask in the old days american embassies were relatively modest affairs they were open they tried to project a sense of american idealism of democracy and so forth now we're building these enormous fortresses that ultimately of course will be abandoned and look look back upon as a bad joke. by the way always more stories available for you right now and don't come in addition to what you see here on screen including the u.s. military base hit by a sex abuse scandal mr gates thirty one female cadets were sexually assaulted by
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a little bit misleading good for her. i. find i'm a better listener. i feel. here in moscow would come up to twenty minutes past the hour now there's just a day to go before a full. on iranian crude exports of a terrans nuclear program takes effect that says america's latest set of sanctions kicked in on friday the u.s. however has granted china and singapore last minute exemptions from financial penalties for buying iranian oil this follows waivers to more than a dozen other countries almost all of iran's known european fronts for an activist
bit of stuff he says that these measures never achieve what they meant and instead just cut the most fundamental. the sort of stated objective of both the united states and the european union as in carrying out the sanctions is that they are meant to persuade iran to come to the table and negotiations on their nuclear program but all we really seen both historically when we look at iraq as well as now is that the iranian government itself bears little to no brunch or burden of what the sanctions are actually doing it's really the people that feel the biggest burden iran now is faced with it extremely high some say twenty some go up to sixty percent of an inflation rate in the country so what we're really seeing and terms of the effect of these sanctions is not so much these state players and how they're affected but how ordinary people inside iran are actually getting
affected by these policies. now let's have a look at some other stories making headlines around the world in our world update islamist occupying northern region have destroyed unesco holy sites in the city of timbuktu comes amid conflict between rebel groups in the west african region isn't just fighters with ties to al qaeda say they're in control of the northern half of the country after driving out ethnic toward except artists on thursday twenty one people were killed in clashes. morsi has been sworn in as the new president of egypt after taking the official oath of office egypt's first elected leaders since the fall of hosni mubarak on friday he rounded crowds and carlos talk here square and promised to stand up against the ruling military council huge protests have been demanding a complete power handover by the military since the toppling of the the current regime. the u.s.
is facing a growing problem with almost a third of its population classed as overweight it's got the highest rate of obesity in the world despite more awareness than ever about the harmful effects of unhealthy eating their health and this is in new york asking what needs to be done to help people slim down and shape up. as the world's knowledge of science and medicine continues to grow so do our waistlines why this week let's talk about that most of the people is too lazy if i think you were just lazy i think that most of it is better to see your coach sleeping eating well to stay even the cost of an early death yeah but nobody thinks because we don't do enough exercise and we large portions are cut down the portions everyone knows this it seems to be common knowledge no one's doing anything about it that's right because they don't have intestinal fortitude
to follow through that's what it is meant but the big one. i think even though our knowledge of science getting a lot bigger it's very concentrated i feel like a lot of it is in things like colleges and the higher educated but we're not transferring that knowledge to other people it's all caught in one place and we're not spreading it around the population enough so that's why we still enjoy things like fast food just because a lot of people are still ignorant to how bad it really is or what the calories oh that's because it's like a drug it is like a drug we're all addicts tell that delicious that's our problem what's your addiction we like to sit chocolate chip cookies i just think they're poor middle class communities just don't have access to enough information and education about healthy living so is it government's responsibility to spread that or is it a personal responsibility thing for people to take care of themselves both i think as well i think sinden mark for example there's a levy on each product so people are forced to buy less products i think but
if you think that's fair shouldn't a person be able to buy whatever crap they want. yes but some governments need money. you can't tell people you can't use peanut oil or whatever to cook your you know cook your food and so is it a try. is that natural selection that if people are going to make bad choices they're going to die earlier and that's the way it should be you think so whether or not you think it's a problem the modern world is getting fatter and fatter and that can't be a good thing for society's waist or bottom my. well that's where looks at the moment here on our t.v. of got an update of the latest headlines coming up very shortly in about five minutes from now stay with us live this is all to here in moscow.
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