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taking the lead the specter of a military solution has returned after the syrian regime was condemned internationally for the death of one hundred eight people half of whom were children the full investigation into who was responsible was even launched they're all saying that the assad regime is committing human rights abuses and they repeat this message obsessive li i am confident to predict that indeed it will remain fixed in people's minds and could well be used as a pretext and you don't have to look back to cloud to see where hasty genitally saw a rush to take up arms over the course of the war and eight hundred nine it's exactly what happened in our division of a massacre which was the village of russia you had if you were in korea that was severely bullied by the u.s. ambassador it was leaving your observation mission on the ground yet claims that it was a brutal massacre wrote as occurred of innocent civilians by government troops serving with blame presented with ultimatum and random games and bombed back than the you
just love in government just like the syrian one now condemned militants for the killings in this case blaming the ban in separatists from the cost of a liberation army an investigation was launched to find out whether the victims were innocent civilians as the international community claimed or whether the country's army had been battling professional fighters two out of three forensic inquiries proved most of the casualties died in combat the third report by an e.u. team has never been made public interestingly enough but what about the we've been reports of syrian rebels whoever they are liaising with the i think of being in kosovo liberation army the people who were basically agents of mido in the causal war. basically trading on by i don't know they were saying they were training in democracy and human rights but technically the only training that the caylee could have ever given anybody is how do you figure massacre in your state. war and i
believe that's exactly what's happening now. but even with hindsight after the nato bombing of you could slavia ruin the alliances the strikes in libya last year history isn't been prevented from repeating itself again and again. when these disturbing images from the syrian village of houla made world headlines everybody agreed those who are guilty must be punished but the reaction from the international community has been so we've called in a to the risk is that punishment will come before even those who are truly responsible are posed and that could mean not just the loss of justice but also huge loss of life refinishing r.t. moscow well neil clark a contributor to britain's guardian newspaper says a major obstacle to kofi island's peace plan is the virtual free rein to give in to the rebels by their backers. you know the crucial point of the whole affair now and i think that the onus must be on the western powers to sort of back down here
because you know let's face it you know the u.s. britain france saudi arabia qatar do not want to succeed if the syrian government wanted to see the russian china what you know was a plant working so far in bringing peace because the rebels are still fighting they're still using of terrorist attacks are taking place in syria and one of the syrian government in response seems now evidence has come out of who wrote that you know last week we were told it was a syrian government now the evidence is not so clear and the only way we can have a peaceful solution to this is if the western powers and countries like qatar saudi arabia rein in the rebels and say to them look stop this and stop supplying them with arms so you know it's not really took to the people who are backing the violent rebels to rein them in. well thousands of lebanese troops have been deployed to tripoli the nation's second largest city and efforts to stop clashes between pro and anti asaad groups more than
a dozen civilians have died there in recent days as the conflict from neighboring syria spills across the border sorry to say from america's syracuse university believes the growing violence is being fueled by gulf arab states the regional countries are are interfering in syria this easily becomes a regional conflict and it's devastating for lebanon which has suffered enough already so many years of civil war between one hundred seventy five and one thousand nine hundred and now you know violence is happening on a much more extreme level in the north and lebanese are getting nervous they don't want to have to live through another civil war and it seems like the international and foreign in the gulf states are only encouraging the lebanese to get more involved and to drag it into a civil war and again i think this is more a political agenda than anything else this has to do with the resistance after this has to do with hizbollah this has to do with iran and the west determined attempt to undermine these players in the regional politics because they know how popular
they are and they know how powerful they are and it's just going to make the whole region into a complication huge conflict and this could be avoided if the gulf countries step back didn't get involved in lebanon didn't get involved in syria and the west didn't instigate them to calls for outside military intervention in syria and blaming only that i said regime for the violence is something that russia has been vigorously against pushing for dialogue instead this position is expected to be put to the test at the russian e.u. summit in st petersburg as a teaser nicholas crispin's. you have syria a country which is balancing on the brink of a civil war with the european leaders is still on able to come to any agreement on the whether or not to do anything definite if in order to try and appease the situation there of course you have the peace plan produced by kofi annan which is unfortunately being impeded by the seemingly unceasing the fighting on the all
sides in the syrian conflict and one of the main things which will be in focus at this time is the issue off the economic crisis in europe you have greece was just threatening to pull out from the eurozone that matter should be decided within weeks so europe is in a very precarious situation there is also the major issue of. europe's dependency on russia's natural resources this is also an area where russia and the european union countries are playing along together in a sort of a symbiotic relationship the matters of russia's accession to w t all are also expected to be talks about it does seem as if the european and russian leaders are really set on figuring out a way to solve these problems which really have been impeding the progress in international relations and in the euro in the european region for quite some time no. well coming up for you later in the program economic hardships move north woods thousands of could take students protest against the dramatic hiking tuition fees
very lately. around the clock protests continuing on talk risk where in cholera there's fear you have a what's demonstrates a c. is a lead in sentencing of egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak and his associates. says many are angry he's not to be executed. protests is a still occupying talk wrist where in central cairo that second night now thousands turned out to show their anger verdict surrounding former president hosni mubarak he was given life imprisonment some of the protesters think he should face death and sensually around some of his former aides and colleagues who were acquitted of
involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters last year as great anger showed that if they think sentences are simply too lenient this is also made more critical at this time egypt is between its first and second rounds in the presidential election had to be efficient brotherhoods have the ball see towards the protest camp saying the revolution she knew at the beginning he was reelected he would try to get back child i've executed after chafee the other candidate is largely seen by the protesters as cosset the old regime said that a move towards the muslim brotherhood would take egypt back to the dark times he has said wouldn't see reinstate the old regime and that he would try to lead egypt forward into the democratic future is going to have
a lot of convincing to get people to believe him of its offices and his folks in the capital and in other towns were raided and there have been demonstrations in other towns with more and big demonstrations and including a million man march through the capital. in that. remaining candidates. trying to spin the reaction that their own way. they are of people demonstrating against wired life sentence which they see as very many and but he also has to be said that there are also commentators and other people who think that the key to successful revolution is precisely to do this on the moral hero and trying to send an execution barak would be a setback to not only egypt's revolution but also to the arab spring in general.
and a key to a successful revolution is not to see the mavericks the tactics being used in a tree and democracy in egypt but the two candidates who are switched to capitalize on it. said that he was in great danger just to see it and because it means that nobody is in the now this is a man who was a very trying to highlight he's traveled he was and his dies with the film and regime an earlier in his campaign in. well that's more on all our stories that dot com iran's space center completion controversy as critics fear it's just a cover for making nuclear weapons. the. head to head as the search engine is told to make changes or allegations of favoritism and abuse of market.
war and going the way of the soviet union many people thought that nuclear weapons disappeared from the risk that something might be going off by mistake especially of weapons on hair trigger alert. to use it. as an actual weapon you know if you keep spinning a trillion dollars a year on weapons of actually you're going to blow everybody up you you know people are dying from these weapons but until we actually see if people don't wake up to nuclear weapons or a bill. that represents all of the firepower of the second world war and this. is the equivalent firepower of the world's nuclear arsenal today. back to vietnam that's what the american military wants as it seeks
a return to the country for its armed forces through the latest leg of his asia pacific taunt us defense secretary panetta the mission for the u.s. navy to use port facilities he also announced that the majority of american warships will be deployed in the area by twenty twenty well talk show host stephen says the military buildup is clearly aimed at china. well america is doing everything possible to maintain its dominance cloke globally months back obama gave a speech he said america will increase its presence in middle east and east asia north korea is the punching bag china is the target if china knows it just the way russia knows that being encircled with u.s. bases in america's missile shield has nothing to do with iran and everything to do with russia and america it was the established basing rights already has them by
numerous countries in central asia japan of course and south korea china knows there's china believes that the south china sea. is what it is america wants to come in and usurp them but just imagine what is china or russia what its flee of america's east the west coast for the congress that would probably be an act of war. well to europe now and greece is gearing up for a parliamentary election in less than two weeks time which could mean nothing scrapping its spread out deal with the e.u. and i.m.f. greece's future in the euro zone is also under intense scrutiny in an interview coming up later this hour american economist and nobel laureate eric mascon says an end to be used financial woes is still nowhere in sight. greece could go on. and so long term depression unemployment could grow to astronomical
heights it's already very high but it could certainly get higher. the. things are by no means currently as bad as they as they could get i see the the greek situation as a tragedy because so much of what has happened could have been prevented if europe were truly. an integrated unity. in the calendar thousands have again taken to the streets of quebec and they choose to demonstrations following weeks of protests and demands for tuition fee freeze rain didn't deter crowds from marching through montreal two days after talks between student groups and the government burned down one and two and a half thousand people have been arrested since birth and started for three more years doesn't colleges and universities in the province want is going to change you can reports now american influence in canadian government can be blamed. on the
canadian province of quebec a region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees around twenty five hundred dollars a year for all of the colleges and universities that's the lowest rate in north america and the taxpayers pick up the rest but that model might change as their government looks. sounds they are looking across the borders and seeing what the united states are doing and trying to become closer and closer to what the united states are working on which is more and more proof is a shame since i don't bring the social programs that cover for everybody. tens of thousands spilled onto the streets when the government said they'd be pushing up we should feed every year and in five years the students of came back will face education costs almost double with their payment. i mean he knows he's
a student at a montreal university she works part time at a local ice cream shop she says if the people of keg don't stand there around now in the future higher education just won't be an option for me if it's too expensive a porch adenoma not even think about going to school because it's another world it's part of something that's accessible they're not even think about being a doctor or if you know it would be no accessible and what i was saying is that in us it's so expensive so the people the poor people they want to study they have no choice but going to army for that the prospect of having to join the military to provide for their education is not the only thing about the u.s. example that scares the give it to fund skyrocketing tuition fees americans carry massive student loan debts on their shoulders and we need to preserve this and become what we've seen growing in the united states right now having
a lot of students they are still paying for their university program and when they are seventy years old so we need to make sure that every students will be able to contribute to the academy coal region and make sure that they have they can afford actually to start and maybe. new and new businesses the rest of north america should be looking to come back as an example of how to mobilize how student to some . seasons should function through direct democracy and how they should actually organize and challenge these measures and challenge this shackle system. to protest clearly signaled the path that is willing rather not willing to take when we look towards the united states we see a country in which the idea of access is wrapped up in the ability to pay and this is where we're seeing the resistance against that access to things like higher education or like health care are in fact access to public goods and that there should be a way of controlling the costs and ensuring that people no matter what their
capabilities are able to take advantage of these kinds of programs. what the world knows about the protests here is that they have to do with students and their tuition fees but for people of the problem it's not so much about the economy but more about their identity and the special welfare model that they're striving to keep i'm going to check our reporting from montreal canada r.t. . now a look at some other stories making international headlines this hour the death toll from sunday's plane crash in nigeria is expected to rise to around two hundred one hundred fifty three on board the jet plowed into a two story building more than forty people missing under the rubble reports say the pilot was making frantic calls just before the crash the country's president says the transferee days of mourning for the victims. up to sixteen suspected taliban fighters are thought to been killed after a u.s.
drone strike targeted a militant compound in northwestern pakistan is the seventh attack in the last two weeks with unconfirmed reports that foreigners are among the dead and one of the creasing tension between pakistan and washington which is ignored demands to stop a cross strikes. and in a croft fighting a remote wildfire there a southern u.s. mining town has crashed killing both crew members on board. they were flowing over the five thousand acre blaze on friday night for the night a strike in the east in nevada the town of many has been evacuated with more than a thousand firefighters tucked in the flames still to be the worst blaze in new mexico's history. well the towns across to a business desk waiting for stern from the market so what's the sentiment among russian investors today marina hi carol they're also markets just opened and i have to said there's not much optimism gone there and we'll give you the figures in just a moment but first let's take a look at
a war it started everything first of all in the u.s. you're seeing the closing picture on friday and it was a sea of red which triggered a domino effect across international markets and so the dow dropped over two percent and the nasdaq over two and a half percent and this was mainly after ignace jobs report came out for the month of may sixty nine thousand new jobs were generated which was far less than one hundred sixty five thousand jobs that was expected to be added and this was the smallest increase in the year and there's then have a very good a five markets as i said and if we take a look at asia they are only now reacting to this news because they were closed when they came out and you can see the nikkei shedding almost two percent for the high side is approaching two and a half percent and what we have there is exporters among the worst here it's with miles that's right and over six percent also have energy firms with our knowledge of particularly well and that's because of declining oil prices we're get to that in the second if we take a look at europe it was a similar picture there as well and that's is we're not only reacting it's
a negative thing about also it's negative p.m.i. data in the region and the dags almost three and a half percent while another europe related news we know that cyprus may now turn out to be the next country to see a bailout its banking system is of course exposed to greece but earlier the island rejected suggestions that it would need financial aid at the end of june cyberspace is a deadline to find almost two. billion euros and that's to me to capital requirements analysts fear that this cash will have to call from europe space funds. also according to a new report the jobless rate in the euro zone's that are eleven percent and they probe which is the same as in march and that's at the highest level since nine hundred ninety five and the new epicenter all of european mores which is spain of course have let's hope the jobless rate ending in at twenty five percent the lowest unemployment is in austria it's at around four percent there and germany bucked the trend with the right dropping by ten basis points to five point four percent. right
sounds like a look at the latest figures for the russian markets you can see that the r.t.s. is dropping over one and a half percent when it comes to the my sex is slowly approaching a half a percent in the red and that's not only because investors are still reacting to the disappointing figures from the reports all in europe as well as in the u.s. but also decline in oil prices will always have a major effect on the russian economy the move on to currencies the euro is still news in against the dollar and when it comes to the ruble we have updated figures right now and there is the illusion against both major currencies in fact when it comes to the month of may the russian ruble lost ten percent of its value trading at three year lows against the greenback and oil prices are still heading south as we can see the lights in this trading close to eighty one dollars eighty one dollars and a half per barrel when it comes to the bread lines is that around approaching ninety seven dollars per barrel and what we know is that of course this is harming
energy dependent economies soft as russia and in fact the spoke to chief economist of renaissance capital if i'm so caught up in the outline of what kind of facts this could have on the russian economy. we should not forget the garden budget is based on one hundred fifteen all price and all prices already. going to have probably a little bit of a fiscal deficit because of the company going to smaller. probably we're going to see a continuation of capital also for the economy but as you know in the first quarter of this year because we grew very robustly in particular when compared to colonies the economy grew by five percent and even though we do believe that we're going to see a more you ration in the pace of economic activity in the second half of the year i think that russia has to be able to grow about about people sent in two thousand and twelve. all right carol all that so the european markets will open then we'll see you foresee a friday or and also that there will be a sea of red. ok mary and i will catch it. well our interview
welcome back let's take a look at the headlines now syria's president decries the who massacre and blasts the perpetrators as monsters of pressure terms to blame his regime are being labeled as part of a plan to engineer foreign military intervention. in syria center stage to russia e.u. summit european leaders pushing russia to exert more pressure on damascus moscow urges donald to solve the conflict. grass court verdict on egypt's ousted leader hosni mubarak and his aides ignites fierce continuing protests as both candidates competing in the presidential election seek to exploit the sentencing. well next antti talks to american economist and nobel laureate eric
mascon to find out what he thinks is on the horizon for the troubled world economy . mask in kabul our it in economics it's great to have you with us certainly it's a pleasure so i'll start with greece and the latest news we know that chris's public finance is practically paralyzed pensions and salaries won't be paid in june and then you have people and companies transferring their assets out of the country how much worse can actually their cash crunch get will they even be able to get to the seventeenth of june election we don't know the answer to that since.