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james condon beat the competition, surprising even himself. >> is it concievable? >> i never thought i'd win. it's lovely. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. what does a $125 billion buy you? enough to prop up spain's banks, but not enough to restore global competence. that was the word on the weekend bailout of spanish banks. there is possible fallout from the vote. robert peston starts the
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coverage. >> greece, the first eurozone domino to tumble, followed by ireland, portulga, greece again, and spain. it is when markets lose confidence in repaying the debts. >> the banking sector restores confidence in the spanish economy. >> the most pressing problem is banks with too little capital. will this help the busted housing markets? >> will this work in the short term? we have a breather. we need more reforms. >> the tumbling dominoes are
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taken. the total amount needed for eurozone countries. the next domino is expected to be cyprus. it may need a $25-billion euro. italy's massive economy has two trillion euros of debt, more than the annual output. there wouldn't be enough left and that is why this is urgent, to stop the euro-zone domino from tumbling. >> to avoid contagion, what is needed is a pooling with the ample resources of other countries. this requires them to look liek a single government rather than
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a collection of nations. >> this could lead to the end of the euro system. with terrible consequences for european countriesi, britain -- >> borrowing costs are rising. the tumbling spanish domino could knock them down. >> for more on these problems we cna speak to the staff writer for the new yorker. what are the chances these dominoes will fall? >> the spanish bailout has bought time, assuming the greek result goes and the moderate parties win. the markets didn't react well
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but went up last week. just because the markets didn't go up, it does not mean there is a vote of no confidence. this will buy the policy-makers some time. if they can do what you talk about, coming up with a fiscal union. >> if there's one person you'd like the ear of, who would it be? >> it is an obvious one. angela merkel is the key figure in this. she's got to persuade the german public it is necessary to do things they don't want to do, paying more tax dollars and not necessarily spain and ireland, and not punish them. which is what german voters want to do.
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she has to tell them they need to take a longer view. >> the european central bank could come up with the cash. >> the ysay wy say they don't wo get involved yet -- >> bailing out countries is not our job. this is up to the politicans. they have provided the $120 billion for spanish banks. the ecb will put more money in the system. they can keep it going but can't solve the problems themselves. >> two figures -- mario and angela merkel. you could forgive the white house. it may not be the voters in ohio who decide things in november, it is those in europe.
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>> there could be a blow-up to impact the u.s. election. the american markets have gone down because of what has happened. even with this spanish deal, it doesn't look like there will be a solution to the problem. i think it will be a negative for obama. as long as it doesn't result in a 2008 scenario. >> there's not much they can do. >> they leaned on the federal reserve to extend more loans to the ecb. the americans are observers in this. >> thanks very much. >> thank you. >> today, william hague warned syria is on the edge of civil war, and other options
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should be considered. kofi annan expressed grave concern about the violence, as another massacre appears likely. helicopter gunships attacked a city and homs is under assault again. we traveled twith u.s. observers, but were blocked from the city. >> the hope is they'd be able to go in and work out the impact on civilians. they tried yesterday, and failed. i watched a mortar land, every minute, into the old city area. speaking to an observer, you can hear a sound in the air. surveillance drone,
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looking for what to fire mortars at. this is being fired gy thby the government. there was rifle fire. with regard to the mortar rounds, they had the assessment it was being fired by the government. >> in russia, tensions mounting tonight over an anti-government rally in moscow. many opponents of vladimir putin were searched by detectives. they say this was part of an investigation into violence at a protest last month. >> there were many more police
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inside, who had come to this flat to look into alexander bailey. the start of what seems to be a coordinated crackdown on putin's opponents. >> this happens across the russian capital, as police search the homes of opposition activists, a day before the next protest. this was part of an investigation into violence at an anti-government protest. the activists are classified as witnesses, but fear they may face prosecution. the authorities are believed to be crushing dissent.
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vladimir putin was once a family friend, but she is more critical and was detained at an anti- putin protest. >> i never thought that once again, we will be back in such an authoritarian regime, which is totalitarian. month's protest attracted tens of thousands. they call on moscowvites to take to the streets in defiance of the kremlin. >> in other news, conflicting reports of the condition of hosni mubarrack. they have said thhe is not in a coma. he remains in a prison hospital
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after being given a life centencsentence for his part in killing protestors last year. two are dead and more feared dead after earthquakes in afghanistan. it buried 20 houses in a remote area. the first was 5.4, the second, 5.7 struck later. more senior britis h politicians talk about the ongoing issues with press standards. they talk about the relationship with murdock's media empire. somolia has been characterized by lawlessness and turmoil. african union troops work to drive al-shabbab from mogadishu.
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gabriel gatehouse is inside somolia and sent us this report. >> the effect of two decades of war is devastating. a force of african union soldiers drove out al-shabbab and the momentum is on their side. these ugandan troops pursued the islamists into their heartland, capturing a town that was one of al-shabbab's stronghold. a center for bomb-makers. the ugandans are helped by defectors. he deserted one week ago and takes a call on his mobile.
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his former commander. the punishment is harsh. if they catch him, they will slaughter him with their own hands. >> what was the mood? >> they have fled this area. the morale has died. everyone is lokinoking for a ple to hide. >> it has been a few weeks since the ugandans pushed al =-shabab out of the town. this was forbidden but is now a thriving trade. soldiers say there are fighters in the countryside and clashes are still going on. >> there were numerous attempts to bring pace to somolia by force. american and the u.n. fouled.
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but the -- failed. but the african union thinks they have a plan. >> we are neighbors, we are africa. we can do better than the forces here before. >> drivers are loading wares onto their trucks. they say life was better under al-shabab. they said it was more secure as long as you were clear of politics. >> we don't see the guns everywhere. if they did not steal from us, -- >> they need more than victories. somolia's patchwork of militias need to form a national force.
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not just the interest of the clan. >> in western burma, a state of emergency is delcared after dhist clashes.udis what does this mean in the move to democracy. >> smoke rises in this area, under a state of emergency. hoems were set ablaze here after violence erupted elsewhere. the town remains tense, with security forces on control, and collecting bodies. it is the mulsim minority, and
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lokacal buddhists. this buddhist woman says they are intimidating and threatening to kill us. i am very afraid, and ran away. the tension is long-standing. when burma's leader declared emergency in the region, he asked for the end of the gengeance and -- vengeance and said it could undermine democratic reforms. tehre was a demonstration in tokokgkok, asking for them intervene. due personnel were moved
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to the violence. mike aldridge, bbc news. >> still to come, walking with a purpose. after the killings at the munich olympics, one israeli athelte shows he can still set the pace. it is a common nightmare that arrives -- you are home and one of your children was left behind. >> their life is a very public one. tied together as a family, precious. checkers is an ideal escape. but for the prime minister's daughter, one weekend away was memorable. tha bring samanta camero
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the family here. as they were leaving, nancy needed to go to the toilet. when she emerged her parents had left. >> nancy cameron was left without her parents for 15 minutes. the pub staff took care of her until her mother returned. >> i thought -- all the way back. >> it is quite a little bit. >> david cameron's officers are a presence. they failed to notice she was missing. >> he was -- offering a chance
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for her to be kidnapped. they should have made it clear all members of the family were on board. >> no officer will face charges. the camerons say they take full responsibility for their children's wellfare. >> the countdown is on. just over 45 days until the summer olympics are underway in london. this is four decades since the munich games, when palestinians killed serveral israeli athletes. survivor walks his
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age in kilometers. >> he keeps on walking. are broken records and concentration camps survived. ahead, the challenges of the future. walking his own age in kilometers every year. >> now, it is age 76. i hope that it is not going to pose a problem to finish. if i get to a much older age, it is another story. >> as a child, he survived the horrors of the holocaust. he remembers every day at burgen-belsen, the shadows of death and starvation. >> i remember the hunger, the
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cold. standing out for -- being counted for hours in the extreme cold and rain. >> 28 years later, he was on the israeli olympic team, attacked in the athletes village at the munich olympics. 11 israelis were murdered. is he unlucky to be in danger or lucky because he comes through? does it help to ask that question? >> i am not a psychologist. i don't care. it is possible i was born with a corrective. maybe the circumstances created the behavior.
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this is how i behave. >> that kind of lonely determination, just keep on going. >> what is sure, t obe a long- distance walker, it is the same. you have -- you need to have the determination. >> there are health scares in his recent life. he came through, of course. the man who says he's just age inn will walk his kilometers. bbc news, jerusalem. >> to a success story that played out at the tony awards. james condon beat phillip seymour hoffman to win the
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acting award in "one man, two governors." he was thrilled beyond words. >> a brit was voted best actor. >> >> it goes to james corden. >> it is good it is not hot in here. you are nothing without me. don't you call me -- >> corden plays francis henshaw in the national theater's production, "one man, two governors." it is set in brighton in the 1960's.
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he had played successfully in london. he was certain it would be a hit on broadway. that it has been is a relief to all and a surprise to some. >> you are on a best actor list. james earl jones and john lithgow and phillip seymoure hoffman hoffman. i never thought i would win. it's lovely. >> he made his name as smithy in gavin and stacey. so when the national theater came calling, he tried to start fresh, to reestablish himself as one of the great comic talents, which he has done on both sides of the atlantic.
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>> james corden made a success of it. you an get updates on our stories at our website, and can find us on twitter. thank you so much for watching. i'll see you back here tomorrow. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. foundation. union bank. and shell. >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying
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