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at a crisis summit in geneva a transitional plan is agreed for syria which rejects regime change and allows syria's to syrians to decide that own political future. holds for the size of the german parliament or rather stands the euro zone's massive bailout cash for this illusion to italian voters see consolation in a comedy. and american troops might be heading out of the rug but the money's still flowing in washington plans a hundred million dollars worth of other grades to baghdad and the sea despite accounting it's sad all the diplomatic stuff.
you saw russia and iran the world this is with me thanks for joining it's the world's major powers have agreed on a transitional road map for syria which they say will allow syrians to determine their own future without outside interference following a crisis meeting in geneva russia's foreign ministers the document contains no ultimatums and includes representatives from all sides of the political divide and that's exactly what russia was pushing for. they didn't manage to agree on a new plan of the transition plan as it's called the powers which do include the united states and russia wish that in principle we consider it of the utmost importance that this document does not seek to dictate to the syrian side how the transitional process should happen politically how exactly this process will take place is up to
the syrian people this document is very precise and. there are no more preconditions and no all to mesdames voice here and actually as foreign minister sergei lavrov said those were some of the more stumbling points during the in the sense previously some of the outside where's outside of syria of course as they're called did call some preconditions such as the immediate step down of president assad now powers have agreed that it is strictly up to the syrian people to decide whether they do want to see president assad in power or not or all the outside world trying to apply pressure on them equally in order to get them to the peaceful negotiating table and to build this transitional government which should also include all sides of the conflict both from the authorities and from the rebels and
it is planned that this transitional government will have full governing power. having seen as a said director of independent news that side in four walls dot com says if this road map fails maybe severe syria. if this latest initiative in geneva fails the consequences i'm afraid to say are quite dire not just for syria as a country and not just for the middle east but for the whole global geo political scene the what's what's at stake here is syria is a secular country in the middle east it's one of the last remaining secular countries multi-ethnic multi-religious. as it has a state owned bank note is very one of the last countries like this totally independent they are not under religious rule they don't have religious strife now with this civil war this being fomented in syria that's a different story now we have the potential for massive religious division massive
ethnic and tribal division and of course this is what the imperial historically what imperial powers love the most which is to divide and rule and if we if we if we remember syria lebanon on was carved up two or three times since one nine hundred twenty seven since the french mandate so look at look at the the strife you've had in the middle east since before world war two there's a direct result of artificial borders in the twenty first century you really have to ask yourself have we learned our lessons from the past. but as a diplomat has convened in geneva the finding in syria escalated further with over one hundred fifty people killed in the last two days. from the syrian capital things on the ground unfortunately remain very tense and very complicated the clashes between the syrian army and the rebels have been escalating all over the country but the fear is fighting has happened in the valley of suburbs in the
villages on the eastern outskirts of the capital damascus some ten to fourteen kilometers from where i am right now this direction from time to time we even can see black smoke coming out from from that place the most fierce clashes have. taken place in the area known as duma it's been one of the opposition strongholds since the beginning of the uprising the source a constant source of troubles in sixteen months over crises it's been off to the government to control many times but it's never lasted long because the rebels have always been very quick to take it over again some ten days ago the syrian army launched yet another offensive on these territories in order to regain control and we are hearing that tang's armored vehicles and even helicopters have been taking part in this operation and now we're hearing from activists that the army has finally managed to redeem control over duma syria has a very strong army and many ask the question why it took so long for one of the
best armed forces in the world to take control over this relatively small territory experiencers saying that the riot police two reasons behind that the first is that the army has been trying to avoid casualties among civilians people another reason is that the rebels have been gaining massive support from foreign nations we've been hearing recently a lot about increased for weapons smuggled through the borders of the syrian borders especially in the north of the countries. through the turkish syrian border just two days ago we've been hearing from saudi a rabbit that it is preparing to pay salaries to the free syrian army members to encourage more defections from the syrian army and to support the uprising against president bashar al assad we're hearing all this just days after president bashar al assad has said that the country is now in a real state of war and has warned any foreign nation from interfering into syria's
internal affairs even allies and has promised to fight the terrorism to the very very end. and of course will be closely monitoring further developments in syria for you from one of us isn't common log on to our website which is a call and also don't forget to check out the twitter feeds from all our correspondents but all the latest on the ongoing conflict and. they german parliament approved the use of massive bailout fund and ratifies the
new fiscal pogs or said stuff about israel's ongo americal science has south on their back fit for jackson suggestions that she could deteriorate as to the demands of southern states they backlash is especially large in germany where some lawmakers found also saying that a fiscal pact entries on the powers of the german deputies michael says she has surrendered nothing and that any bank rescue would come with see what strings attached but germany's president promises it he will withhold signing of the new legislation pending the outcome of that legal action and. says that the e.u. has only taken short term measures and what it really needs is to promote right. they've decided to do some emergency measures here and then kick the can down the road probably for another three to six months before the institutional eyes now some mechanism for providing them won't drag the to the temporary moves here all
designed in a very short run to stop the you know rising rates. yields for europe's war machine which. in debt the euro crisis is really three crises in one three dimensions and one is the sovereign debt crisis another is the banking crisis which is becoming more visible in case of spain but the other is the economic crisis 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 as long as that growth does not occur it's going to feed back and exacerbate both the banking and the sovereign debt crisis we have governments that have already bailed out a lot of the banks and their debt is very high in resistance to that and now we have another financial crisis. china in the pm mario monti joined forces with his spanish and french counterparts during the latest e.u. summit in brussels to get significant concessions from marco but at home for him as
a seismic political shift going on with the old elite old italy's rather feeling the public backlash against austerity and even comedians are proving successful alternatives to the current leadership. reports that italy's economic situation is no laughing matter so it might come as some surprise that it's full of a t.v. comedian that. is the latest character to still italy's political spotlight how much does the euro crisis continue voters have become increasingly disillusioned with mainstream politics and a radical a populist greed and was waiting movements such as youth organization here in rome to have been growing in force and popularity that take willow and his five star movement now thrive on ly shunning traditional media and gaining huge respect with its younger generation something that technocrat premier nary a monkey has
a far failed to do they're all whispering about young people but young people are not really representative of the stone goes off people in government and trades are very often. old people which. took the right feeding off what you see really happening in the county we're trying to make you to change that's the point you have tried with some kind of policies which is merely bodies and policy he wants to 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 me to local election results were alarming with a third of those eligible to vote. staying home and mainstream parties losing to the protest in a major way all parties traditional parties just are not realizing that.
things are changing so quickly and they are all old they're trying to. very innovative themselves but they just are not able and very low in this situation is moving like a green. i mean because you can jump from an argument to another one and it's always winner currently in a status suspended to vote for say he's an elected government trying to flee out of the financial storm the question on everybody's lips does but hey joyless me 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 significant city in italy and other places and i think he's filled the vacuum and so the party's on the right on the left the democratic party the party of
a 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 have seen formally dispels by the on going quite a 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 even if. it is going to survive. we need a big change should it now be it's least for the funnyman who find a solution to the crisis it leaves no stranger to. fall is in its parliament but the decisions at the last time point leader left the country with one in three unemployed my didn't 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 there for the great. band this week and the easing british bank barclays was fined almost three hundred million pounds for rampant rate fixing and asses the bank many pilate if it is relied on by the world's banking system and of it to boost its own profits and that's made marks and stacey angry and their full program with a detailed look at that latest scandal is coming your way later this hour but here's a preview. so now you have bob diamond over barclays committing criminal fraud on his own balance sheet committing criminal fraud in a live or market when there's plunder at the top and you systematically legitimize plunder as the main source of 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 ben's 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 war there's absolutely no stare of lawyer to do any criminal actually what the u.k. and he will be put in jail if you're connected if you're part of conspiracy or part of mafia. the u.s. discussing its presence in iraq removing about a third of its diplomatic stuff but has plans to spend around one hundred million dollars upgrading the fortified embassy in baghdad and former u.s. diplomat jules kenney says this kind of spending damages america's national image while facing tuxpan money to create a contract. it's approaching a billion or maybe over a billion dollars now there 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 it's a symbol more of american decline that 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. ok we'll see line from russian from the russian capital still ahead for you from believing i had to. study classes at least twenty a live been shot of these riots. despite america's
sanctions and. iran is boasting that it's easy it is sending its oil and use reported broadcast in the country suggests that his main findings to sanction waivers handed out by washington the us has gone to china and singapore last minute exemptions from financial penalties for buying of rain you know this for those early away leads to more than a dozen other countries almost all of the wrongs in climates in the. last fifty so that these measures never achieve what they're meant to and instead just the most vulnerable. the sort of stated objective of both the united states and the european union in carrying out these 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
the running government itself bears little to no branch or burden of what the sanctions are actually doing it's really about people that feel the biggest burden iran now is faced with it extruding lehi some say twenty some go up to sixty percent of an inflation rate in the country so we're really seeing terms of the effect. is not so much the state players and how they're affected but how ordinary people inside iran are actually getting affected by these policies. and you can find more on that and other stories on our website r c dot com and also available for you shower in russia which is now in full sway in moscow some of that is the country's latest military innovations are on display where visitors can get up close and personal with exhibits see for yourself at altitude of. it and also online plans to launch a new telescope to keep an eye on asteroids which might pose
videos for your media. free media r t dot com. pine mali is northern desert region to have destroyed holiest sites in the city of timbuktu it comes a day off to militants with ties to al qaida declares they had gained control of the region after at least twenty civilians were killed in violent clashes made in these tax code ugly as a key ways that the violence in mali follows directly from u.s. and nato action against gadhafi government last year was destabilize the whole region. all of this of course is with later a war that was waged against libya last year doing twenty eleven which brought about the displacement of many of the two out forces who have been settled in libya for many many years they were well armed and of course with them entering the
situation inside of northern mali is further destabilizing polarize the situation and sap and they want the country and of course affected the capital up of mochel as well the nato forces led by the united states destroy the social fabric and national infrastructure and the national economy of libya libya was the most prosperous of the most stable state on the african continent as a result of the destabilization activities on the part of nato the twenty six thousand missions that were flown over the country over a seven month period ten thousand air strikes against libya the naval blockade the freezing of foreign assets this is of course dislodged and displaced hundreds of thousands of people inside the country and hundreds of thousands or more in the regional context if the us had not in a beam in libya last year we would not happy current situation that we have right
now in mali so u.s. and nato intervention is not the solution the solution has to be found in mali itself within west africa itself among the people. and some other news from around the world now including rising violence in destabilizing libya where fifty seven people have been killed and more than one hundred wounded in tribal clashes in the last three days in the country's south according to local sources the fighting grows between two and zwei tribes and then the last reportedly supported by the so-called libor should brigade deployed by the interim government as a peacekeeping source clashes between rival groups so common as the country is still awash with weapons seized by rebels during the uprising against moammar gadhafi. police use tear gas as crowds protested against new austerity measures in the sudanese capital khartoum khartoum demonstrators showed their anger will rescind
subsidy can't send rising prices for basic goods and fuel so in last year's breakaway of were south sudan overall nearly one thousand people have been detained and hundreds injured in clashes with police in the last two weeks of student led anti-government protests. in the rules he has been sworn in as the new gyptian president after taking the official of office that is the country's first ever elected leader and the first civilian head of state since the toppling of hosni mubarak which was followed by more than a year of nationwide unrest in the country remains partly controlled by the army which has also declared itself the main legislative power might have protests in recent days supporters of the new president and demanded a complete power handover by the military. the u.s. is facing a growing problem with almost a third of its population classed as overweight so it's called the highest rate of
obesity in the world despite more awareness than ever of the harmful effects of unhealthy eating and or harmful it says the new york for us asking what needs to be done to help people to 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 i think we're just lazy i think that most of it is better to see your coach sleeping doing well to do this to me but even the cost of an early death yeah but nobody thinks about that because we don't do enough exercise and we large portions to 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 is meant but the big one where pathetic 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 is 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 might think. 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. this is a natural selection and if people are going to make bad choices they're going to die earlier and that's the way it should be 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 societies waste or bottom line. and that brings you all today to this hour a recap of our headlines is just a couple of minutes away and right after that the latest fire edition of the kaiser report.