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nations supporting syria's revolution meet in turkey to thrash out plans to help the opposition while supporters of the charlotte protesting against the talks are dispersed by turkish police. also in this week's top stories a hot mike exchange between barack obama and to me to get up leads to answer russian rhetoric among america's republican presidential candidates a trend in moscow has condemned as a cold war hollywood cliché. dozens of arrests and the riots follow spain's approval of its severest austerity measures yet it sees twenty seven and billion euro slashed from the budget. and poland comes closer to
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acknowledging the existence of secret cia run prisons for terror suspects on its territory prosecutors launched an investigation against the former head of the country's intelligence service for helping set up the covert sites. and recapping the week's top stories this is r t with the weekly plan to have you with us. so adia arabia and its allies are thought to have agreed to pay salaries to rebels fighting the syrian regime the decision came as around sixteen nations all harsh critics of the syrian government met in turkey to discuss how to bolster the opposition and intensify sanctions against president assad that powers blame assad for violence whereas the massacre says it's fighting armed extremists for of
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has been following the talks and its double. final statement saying that the friends of syria are going to be providing all possible assistance to the syrian opposition that speight technical assistance and direct assistance still there's going to be some sort of multi-million dollar fund possibly will be used to then provide salaries t. the syrian army defectors and to the free syrian army as well we know a number of the gulf states already pledged large amounts of money. outside the conference and today we actually saw a small gathering for a government that the state is clashing with the turkish riot police all seemed a little bit unnecessary to be perfectly honest as the weekend find out what's going on there in the turkish riot police far outnumbered the amounts of the pro-government demonstrators the cecils the sort of chaotic scenes break out that conference the friends of syria already coming under many criticisms from. the
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this pro-government syrians and also the opposition as well he really they feel that their representative all that the party that they're supporting the syrian national council a representative of the syrian people russia and china absent from that conference the criticisms that have come from and from most gay certainly have been that this is very one sided and that there are concerns that the exclusion of the government of the syrian government really. rather than helps the diplomatic efforts that are going on at the same time to resolve this crisis there is a professor. of university in jordan believe some gulf nations spearheading the anti assad campaign are in no position to do so. the record of the regular seem as probably would probably one of the worst in the reeds and on they start talking about freedom and human rights and syria or libya just this this is just so
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preposterous that's radio would have the nerve to to speak allegedly against the human rights lawyer nations and in syria and what have your you do not have a lot of parties in some of the. elections and so there and certainly you do not have a rotation of power and everything is decided the small fleet of royals who appropriate the wealth of the country which which contains some of the oil deposits in the world the bottom line is sudha area is pursuing a policy of opposing regimes that depend on from the west and this is the common theme between iraq libya and syria right now a new cease fire agreement has been brokered between the new libyan government and opposition forces this after some one hundred fifty people are killed and four hundred wounded this week alone following tribal clashes and in the war devastated
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country six months after the uprising against moammar gadhafi libya is flooded with weapons and faces the potential power vacuum the former prime minister who led the fight against the federal believes the country is now at risk of being taken over by extremists mahmoud jibril also said it's the result of nato abandoning libya after the former regime was toppled. too many parties who have interests that could if it doesn't to should be silenced photo over with that who was killed by the photo into. the libyans in the from others. who filmed most of the wisdom come to is that their mission has been accomplished they need. that they be. put it. can be filled by anybody in the know and it's from. google.
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and you can watch that full interview with would you be related this hour right here on our team. guarantees or an arms race president medvedev delivered a clear choice to washington this week over its missile shield plans in europe that says the u.s. also announced similar systems for asia and of the middle east and military may be out of and barack obama discussed of the issue at an international nuclear security summit in seoul and a part of their private conversation accidentally went public. because. the two leaders exchange was captured by t.v. cameras of word for word and it was seized on by broke obama's republican rivals with mitt romney even declaring russia as america's number one enemy but as more
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hawks land on the anti russian bandwagon i can get it you can comment that their work rights are resonating with american voters. the run up to the presidential election in the us. the perfect time to drag down the good old cold war skeleton from the closet. russia this is without question our number one geopolitical foe in the world of the presidential hopeful mitt romney russia is america's prime enemy while its president elect you should remember this man. i think represents a real threat. to stability and peace in the world but that seemed the world of mitt romney what about well america there is no evidence of any popular support for bashing russia for hostility towards russia so this idea that somehow
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or another russia is a concern for americans it just doesn't add up at all with a very small sliver of people asked about romney's comments president medvedev advised him to stop reverting to holden days hollywood steering types and take a look at the calendar. and he community is all u.s. presidential candidates to make reasonable statements it wouldn't do them any harm to do so. will choose it's the year twenty twelve look the mid nineteenth seventy's and you know the current leaders of the two countries may have long delayed the cold war to aggress but for some it's just too good to like boy to return to those cold war simple days. rushed. it is not the only foreign policy bandwagon the republican presidential hopefuls are capitalizing on the list also includes china iran syria each candidate except ron paul trying to sound tougher
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than the other the strategies they put forward by arming arming isolating threatening i want to be china i want to go to war with china these guys are ranchers and in and out of it and looking for ways to do. it to want to harm us of course you take military action it is unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon but it would give all of what the trigger happy candidates suggest on foreign policy actually happens i worry about the worlds in which romney became president because i think he would adopt a more militaristic foreign policy as world view is if you're doing it your sketch it's some kind of him it's a cool and very unreal view of the world if america takes up a much more aggressive stance towards lots of foreign countries it will be a much more dangerous world ability to be dangerous for america because we can't afford to do that mitt romney will most likely win the republican nomination and
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america will face a choice between him and president obama polls show the majority of americans disapprove of obama's policies but most experts agree that he will leave them notably win the election because too many americans are just plain scared of having someone like romney as their future leader i'm going to take our reporting from washington r.t. . as u.s. republicans take a hard line stance on foreign nations presidential hopefuls and friends are coming down hard on domestic issues still ahead. in the wake of radical islamic terrorism on home soil candidates push on constitutional change with threats of arrest and deportation. plus i'm fed up with. street demonstration some muscovites launched their own protests against the report on the market and demo rally in the center of the russian. some of the biggest riots in decades swept
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across spain this week nash rallies back to a nationwide general strike as millions walked off the job to protest against more austerity dozens of people were injured and sue in clashes and almost sixty arrested by police but the government remains adamant that reassuring the rest of europe that the country will not become a good for bailout the mouse twenty seven billion euro zone one of the toughest has introduced in decades which includes tax hikes and a salary freeze for public sector workers but economic analyst michael ross thinks that alternately the measures don't work. if you haven't heard of a politician who was promises came through other came we are latina future me not and what i can see is that what this plane want to make this government is not only visited his pill it's also impossible when you look at the private sector private sector is totally over that more or less bankrupt or you look at the banks
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over the banquet central bank bankrupt government also known as bankrupt how can you implement in a store to pick which in this circumstances so everybody will see that this will this won't work because i what i see is that spain is the last nail in the euro zone coffin when politicians are talking about adjustment adjustment is such a nice word what it means in reality that people there have to become poorer when you are a government and you have to tell it to the people the people are feeling that they're becoming poorer you are in a big big difficulty this could easily lead to a domestic interaction and this would could also trigger more problems in the other countries here in europe. in addition to the deepening debt crisis in the e.u. there are also growing concerns over soaring oil prices following the west's sanctions against iran france britain and the us are considering releasing oil
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reserves onto the market to drive down crude costs jamal arguing from the national iranian american council believes that sanctions were just a knee jerk reaction with the replications only being felt now the real problem here is that the us and the e.u. have passed these on president sanctions without a real strategy or understanding of what comes next we're sort of making this up as we go along and we're finding that the sanctions that we put in place to try to restrict iran from profiting off of oil sales is really actually backfiring on us and that iran has tremendous leverage against us if we're going to take this confrontation to one to energy so i'm skeptical of the ability of the united states and france and others to actually mitigate this the fear of a war with iran has actually added about twenty dollars to the price of a barrel of oil so there's concern that israel may strike iran or that the united
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states may end up in a war with iran is one of the driving factors of why it's so expensive and simply addressing the supply issue is not going to mitigate that. french police carried out a series of raids against suspected islamic terrorists throughout the country on friday arresting nineteen people right down comes just a week after mohamed merah a frenchman of algerian descent was shot dead by police and to lose after he murdered seven people as artie's tells our silly explains a fear of terrorism is playing a role in the nation's presidential race. mohamed merah was killed by police after thirty two hours seizure and to lose his life may have ended that day but his story has given france's presidential hopefuls an excuse for electioneering with ever more radical rhetoric. that's given rise to a huge political debate and what's made it to the foreground of the discourse is narrow as a background she could you really need from anyone who regularly consults internet
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sites which promote terror or hatred or violence will be sentenced to prison any person going abroad for the purposes of adoption nation in terrorist ideology will be criminally punished so that's in addition to psychos east policy of stripping of foreign born criminals of their citizenship for their tightening border control saying there are too many foreigners in france are clearly advocating the political change and it's from his view it's not a crime we have freedom of speech in france and i don't see that will restrict its . was a french citizen any family came to france a very long time ago so. obviously this kind of terrorism comes now from inside french society it's not just something that is imported from. and you cannot. take away french nationality from
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a french nation or this is not allowed and there the french constitution and then there's marine le pen the far right national front party candidate having one pushed a more radical anti immigration line call for the revival of the death penalty for child killers and the deportation of any foreigner who goes on a suspicious trip to places like afghanistan how many mohammed merah are there in the boats and planes that arrive in france full of immigrants mohammed merah is perhaps only the tip of the iceberg it's time to wage war on this and the mentalists political religious groups who are killing our children a threat of islamic fundamentalism has been underestimated. i think all that's been announced after these tragic events are proposals put forward solely for the election it goes to the one who proposes the most radical solutions which would aim supposedly at solving the problem but the problem is much deeper with our of the
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growing number of immigrants in france about six million of whom are muslims is being labeled as a problem by some prominent figures and politicians are throwing around what they call solutions but the question is whether any of these policy ideas on immigration or security are realistic that are addressing an actual problem or simply the consequences of something more fundamental the core of the problem is it's very difficult to put through it because what is the goal of all the problem there doesn't seem to be much consensus on that either. cilia r.t. paris. and on our website r t dot com we want to know what you think about the french crackdown on domestic islamists taking a look so far most of all more excuse me more than half of you believe it is president sarkozy's appropriate action movie to pander to voters and nearly one fourth thinks it's the start of an anti muslim witch hunt less than ten percent say it's a kneejerk response to the to his shootings while thirteen percent believe it's an
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attempt to finally address the threat of terrorism on french soil you can still have your say on our to dot com. protesting the protests april first otherwise known as april fool's day saw yet another rally in the heart of moscow this time though it was the turn of the journalists to take a tongue in cheek poke at the recent wave of demonstrations that swept through the country artes you know went along for the april fool's prank. they're angry tired cold hungry and they are mostly journalists who have spent the last goodness knows how many weekends covering the protests and moscow and whether or not they wanted to or like other protesters and they couldn't just say no they had to be
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there they had to spend hours in the freezing weather and they had to listen to denounce of people who have been basically saying down with everything there is so they organized their facebook initiative group and they got more than a hundred people in just under twenty four hours ago all signed up to come to our spot in moscow and protest the protests there and understanding that hunger journalist is something you never want to deal with they brought kooky is the broad flower you see and it didn't last very long because you know journalists do have families and that was one of the main slogans at the rally they would have families they want to see them as much as possible and they do not want to be outside again in the cold and snow listening to people voicing their concerns about something which they cannot really define that was their main point of the rally which ran down in moscow today and honestly i'm also kind of tired of it too so let's wrap it up and i'm going to head home and do what i wanted to do all these weekends i have a lot of things to get up on as today. well you are with our team still ahead for
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you this hour real demonstrations. israeli security forces killed a twenty year old palestinian when thousands took to the streets to mark land today we look at how that protest turned fatal. north korea accuses the u.s. of overreacting as a standoff over a planned satellite launch intense. this week saw a revival of the scandal surrounding it alleged a cia secret prison in poland something the country's officials have always strongly denied the first charges have reportedly been brought against the country's former intelligence chief for allowing the covert site former cia officer raymond mcgovern says it's time for officials to be held accountable. these high high values suspects were to be given it hands dirty asian techniques and medicare spent but it needed a secure place to do them the story broke in
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a crash many years ago but not until now and at the polls pretty much it meant it that a small site out there was condoned by the secret service of poland by their intelligence people and by their top officials know how it came to be eight of course it is probably some monied past hands i really did it very interested in the results of this investigation to see how much the head of intelligence was able to crew from this kind of thing my hat is off to the polls i have to say kudos to paula for finally facing up to this problem and holding people accountable accountability is a noun that has been missing from the vocabulary of washington officials and even jurists now is it is a puzzle the us administration has asserted the right to continue to do rendition but i have no indication that the kind of abuses that happened to cheney bush
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regime are k.j. uing anywhere else in the world young has criticized the u.s. over its decision to suspend food aid to north korea calling it an overreaction limit provisions were promised in return for the communist state stopping nuclear and missile tests north korea has refused to hold back its plans to launch a satellite in mid april and has reportedly invited outside experts to prove it's doing it for purely peaceful purposes however the u.s. and south korea believe the launch is really a long range missile test erica co-founder of the campaign to end of the korean war says washington is acting against international law by involving food aid in its political standoff. just a week or two before we heard the administration in washington saying that this was a good deal it was going to get food to the neediest people in north korea and now we're playing politics with food food as
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a weapon of war under international law has always been illegal to use and we really need to find a way back to the table not see individual acts as a provocation they certainly have a right to put a satellite into space as other nations do but let's demilitarized let's look at the base issues let's look at getting a peace treaty to end the korean war finally and then i think these kinds of issues want to rot. and there's plenty more for you on our web site r t v dot com twenty four hours a day. of video of a chilly rescue in a russia's far east as hundreds of fishermen are holding from a drifting a chunk of ice. the band of millions across the world to switch the lights off for earth hour the event aimed at raising global environmental awareness and more spectacular picture of our website.
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these are the images and feeling from the streets of canada. china corporations are all today. the official. called touch from the. video. old girls. are a sense for you. if you want to. call . now on to some other news making headlines around the world this hour. the u.k. and argentina are marking the thirteenth excuse me the thirtieth anniversary of the start of the falklands war memorials are being held to remember the conflict that
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claimed the lives of six hundred forty nine argentinians and two hundred fifty five british soldiers the anniversary comes as relations between the two countries hit their lowest point in decades as one us aries threatens legal action against companies involved in oil exploration on the south atlantic archipelago. opposition leader aung sun suu kyi has a landmark parliamentary election according to pull in an area of results the vote is considered to be a turning point in the country's history and could lead to long anticipated political reforms myanmar is hoping to the election may bring an end to international economic sanctions on the nation which was ruled by the military for decades. in mali a toric rebels in the north of the country say they have captured the historic town of timbuktu this comes just a week after the military took over the country claiming that the president wasn't doing enough to fight the rebellion leaders have pleaded for the foreign help to
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tackle the insurgents and reinstated the one thousand nine hundred two constitution they initially had dissolved. a twenty year old palestinian was killed when all ended the day protesters clashed with israeli security forces on the palestinian israeli border on friday there comes a fortnight after an egyptian truce to stop the violence between the two sides was broken his policy or explain this or the and not the mandate demonstrations turn violent with one protester killed in gaza several dozen injured across the west bank and at least thirty four people arrested in the event and marks the killing back in one nine hundred seventy six of the six palestinians injuring a man and confiscation plan the state of the when israeli government palestinians complain that the israelis took arab learned and used it for building israeli settlements and since then this and then event has been used to highlight the plight of the palestinian people this year it coincided with what was dubbed the
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global march to jerusalem and it saw some eighty two countries participating the attention was focused on numerous palestinian cities and villages as well as i would israeli towns and israeli borders along the jordanian border some twenty thousand people gathered and while there were no reports of violence the me highlighted the palestinian struggle. i'll be back with the recap of this week's main headlines in just a few. culture
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