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french forces take control of a strategic uranium mine a nice questions mound over the leadership and direction of president francois hollande domestically. syria's president warns of possible retribution after israel truly against evil is behind a closed border as strike close to damascus. on this planet run minister visits germany for budget talks a brief response from the economic crisis and corruption scandal engulfing him by. us from russia and around the world this is all she was me. and everyone welcome to
the program first of francois has send its military to knees and the fish to strengthen security at one of the country's biggest uranium mines president as president i should say says efforts are being made to avoid a similar situation to last month's hostage crisis in neighboring algeria the french military campaign has been in northern mali which is several hundred kilometers from the original mining site the senate is operating by french mining giant a major player in a country which is the world's fifth largest producer of figuring heavily dependent on need to get power for its domestic energy so it makes up needed seventy percent of the total so needs are also so discontent among mine workers last year who protested against the working conditions and wages they believe is the key to it is an interesting q eighty and french president on loan from chris is it only because i thought he's more of
a notion of polls now increasing doubts about whether or not he can turn it over. by road president on land is welcomed as a liberator in mali have to france's military operation against the islamists occupation back at home crowds are also gathered but with a starkly different mood where people are fired up over the continued decline of europe's second largest economy despite the president's promises to create at least one hundred thousand new jobs the nation is shedding them at an alarming rate last november about a thousand every day the worst figures in years the country's unemployment is approaching a shocking eleven percent with more than three million jobless the french daily lives claims that the exact situation could be even worse if official statistics included youngsters never registered for the unemployment program or those who left it and those stuck with part time work the paper says the rate would then triple
but if certain. people expected to have a strong president and now they understand that a law and doesn't have enough experience for competence to improve things the last two weeks as we see from the fans who are so you know believes the strategic mistake was to rectify the e.u. so-called three percent treaty force in france to reduce its budget deficit down from four point five percent by hike in taxes and cutting spending. but while harsh criticism expected from the opposition disapprovals also been growing from like minded left wingers or complains when i think the president especially of a country like france one of six e.u. foreigners should be strong enough to say stop to others and say hey i have my nation behind me and they elected me to make changes instead he surrendered because he's more worried about the country's debt and the ratings agencies make. in a short video french communists put together some of our lawns major presidential campaign vows none of which they say came true. but what that's all that if you
know the value added tax increase. i think it's inappropriate and unjustified and unreasonable and too hasty. what happened to well that's to remind the president you remember you promised to review the european treaty you didn't do that your german bring said a three percent deficit isn't real but now only say it's possible etc etc you can't not do what you promised meanwhile recent polls show a little rise in the fringes of the great team forty four percent in january to december forty percent the lawyer says he wants to office in may. every week that is a new subject to discuss in the french media and to draw people's attention from the real problems like gay manager day project or now molly the strategy may work but not for long. after all land won the french election last year some analysts
described his victory as a victory against his predecessors are causing trouble for long now having seen many of the past of the team that. had never been. months of a lens presidency have been anything but sunny opponents and even his one staunch supporters predict even harder times lie ahead for the leader the country's municipal elections in two thousand and fourteen have historically held great significance and will show whether the voters can forget and forgive me for our team from paris. president bashar al assad says syria can take on any force that confronts it while accusing israel of trying to destabilize his country it was assad's first public statement since an irish is rated as strike inside syria last week israel's defense minister has given the strongest indication get a baby i.d.f. was behind that time and his policy and now reports. it does come from the israeli defense minister it would be iraq and he has said that it is proof that when israel
says something it means that he did stop short of actually a third being israel's involvement now u.s. officials have said that the strike targeted an arms convoy that was carrying anti aircraft weapons from syria to lebanon according to the israeli defense minister ehud barak he said that we do not think and i'm quoting that syria should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into labor it is important to make the point that his comments does not constitute acknowledgement of israel's involvement in the strike but it certainly does suggest the possibility that it took place and it was responsible for it but also said that the syrian president bashar assad's fall is imminent and that it would serve as a major blow to his villa and iran need to look at this israeli strategy and it's a strategy that israel has employed in the past and that is namely a strategy of silence it is strategic it doesn't give any kind of confirmation or any kind of denial what israel has done in the past is launch an attack then leave
and it really its response has been a no comment which really leaves the question in opposite of as minds it is a culture lated moves because this silence allows israel's enemies to save face and thus reduce the risk of reprisals and it's collation against the jewish state of course the international fallout from any kind of israeli strike in syria would create immense arguments in the international community we've heard for example from moscow who says that if indeed israel did carry out the strike it was an attack on a sovereign state and as such it breached international law the arab league has also condemned the strike saying it is in violation of international law and it is purported against a nother sovereign state so israel of course will not want to come out publicly and acknowledge that it carried out such a strike because it would not want to have the kind of diplomatic complications and diplomatic fallout that would follow from such an admission. and they were based middle east expert sounds damascus has covered means to retaliate against any
israeli at. for now i don't believe that there will be all out military warfare although we have to remember that the. law is one of syria's allies iran is also one of syria's allies and it's important to note here that the. head of the supreme national security council the iranian supreme national security council side really is currently in syria so more not respond directly with a direct you know conventional army to conventional army warfare but there might be other means used targeting for example certain israeli officials storing the trouble for israel in general and i think that some that something would syria is an expert at doing syria has been on the side underwater on the his father has been a source of concern for a very long time for the israeli side of his role once before because this will basically break down the uranium husband lost syrian access which is the biggest
threat to the not of your government. with another round of talks on the looming the lido the bloc strongest economies missing the leader one of the weakest and attempts to lay the groundwork for a new deal the german chancellor is hosting the spanish prime minister back home in madrid mariano rajoy he's battling a corruption scandal and downs over his handling of the economy off his piece on of our reports now from berlin. it could very well be called a meeting between the euro zone's haves and well quite frankly the have nots as german chancellor angela merkel sits down for talks with the spanish prime minister mariano what are quite germany still widely regarded as the euro zone's the only real success economically while as many fear that spain could go the way of greece now the spanish prime minister will receive the full welcome of germany including
full military office however if he was to turn up at the doorstep of many in his own country he may face severe criticism that's because many spanish citizens still think he hasn't done enough to deal with bank has the same basically the bearings are of this huge incredible feast run only by greed the government's not helping the people the topping the banks it has been at least a fair deal fifty times the issue but in the last month it was three people they were going to be if you have to find out how it is but they hang themselves before the police were right there any of the lonely any i feel really sad when someone is thrown out because he has no one he can take care ham. this me seeing between the leaders of germany and spain comes ahead of a very important summit taking place this week where european leaders will try and decide on the budget something which is separate said countries within the union
thus far. and economics professor at boston university laurence kotlikoff says to overcome the banking crisis you need to revamp the whole system and make it more transparent and exclusive interview with issue right now is a he said that's the lesson to be learned from america's embattled financial system . the traditional banking system the model is one of very high leverage banks borrow a lot of money promise to repay and then there's opacity they they take their money and they do something with it but they don't tell you what they're doing with it so it's a very unstable situation when you promise people things and then you don't share what you're doing with their money and then and that's what happened in lima brothers and bear stearns and. merrill lynch and all these companies that one on one under one after the other everybody started worrying because they couldn't see
the assets so what we need to do is. get rid of this faith based banking we need to have. no leverage and we have to have transparency and. and you can catch the full interview with economist laurence kotlikoff at eighteen forty five tram to some head for you this. subject to polygraph tests now are guilty until proven innocent tens of thousands of americans out forced on to go on a grand time aimed at identifying national security risks i made allegations that beyond the law. also it was don that they bought a director at the bolshoi says it says he knows who threw acid in his face severely damaging his eyesight but the details on that in a in
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this is darcy welcome back although scientists say lie detectors are unreliable in identifying national security risks more than seventy thousand americans a chair are tested on the washington is promising to draw up a new national polygraph policy following allegations u.s. federal agencies are exceeding their legal and ethical limits to determine who can be trusted aussies or in a fortnight or to those who believe a polygraph is a tool used to incriminate they're innocent. for more than three decades john sullivan worked as a polygraph examiner for america's central intelligence agency today the retired cia employee is offering some strong opinions about the nation's lie detector policy too many honest people are too many people who should be passing their tests aren't and i and there's no there's no accountability for that.
last year more than seventy three thousand americans were reportedly required to undergo polygraph tests in order to get or keep jobs with the federal government according to an investigation by mcclatchy newspapers a growing number of u.s. agencies are asking employees and applicants intimate questions that extend way beyond the realm of national security probing matters such as sexual conduct financial matters and past personal relationships a woman was pressured to talk about her experience being molested as a child and when the polar bear for said that he refused to go on with the interrogation he alleges that he was pressured to go back and continue and tara gating are a decade ago the national academies an organization advising washington on scientific matters urged the feds to stop using polygraphs as a screening technique scientists found that polygraphs aren't reliable enough to
prevent innocent people from failing and deceptive candidates from passing i think it's important to understand that the polygraph is not just. for screening it's an interrogation tool. there's a question that they trip that leads to. the drilling down. question that they get asked may well be quite true over the past ten years. there's at least fifteen federal agencies including the n.s.a. and f.b.i. have reportedly continued or expanded their polygraph screenings with nearly five million people having access to classified information or washington maintains that polygraph testing is the most effective way from preventing secrets from being leaked lisa ribicoff is an independent polygraph examiner and investigator who uses
the polygraph program designed by homeland security she contends that it's ninety eight percent accurate i do think that there are some questions pertaining to some emotional aspects and personal situations should not be included but i do understand why they're included on the basis of that the government needs to see how exactly what their breaking point is what are they willing to discuss what are they not willing to discuss however applicants who are denied a coveted position after failing a polygraph are prohibited from accessing the records of their interrogation and are often barred from contesting the results were filing complaints in federal court in two thousand and four the cia veteran who conducted lie detector interrogations for thirty one years failed his own screening there was absolutely no question in my mind the the test was right. was a terrible test sullivan lost his security clearance and was denied a job with a federal contracting agency he claims his examiner falsified the results possible
retribution for sullivan book detailing america's polygraph system subs a come in for a polygraph test now are guilty until proven innocent and i think that's a. a corruption and an abuse of the process the obama administration is now promising to draft a new national polygraph policy that would prevent agencies from pushing legal or ethical boundaries during screenings but at the moment the program has no oversight or accountability meaning tens of thousands of u.s. citizens will continue getting personally probes in the name of national security bring up or not our team new york. some shocking stories on our website for you including how dead children have been used for spying in the u.k. for decades now that's according to reports say the british cops have been stealing the identities of the dead children and using them to go undercover against political activists ramon had to alter it all. and also that
enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television well it just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch your t.v. anytime anywhere. let's move on now and let's go to some other stories from around the globe in the u.s. eight people have died after a bus collided with a pickup truck on a narrow mountain highway in southern california dozens of others are reportedly injured and treated at the. seen a passing passenger car also caught in the accident they road was reduced to one lane causing a major traffic jam. in bahrain government forces will once again clash with anti regime places and bowral areas jackass was used against the crowds hurling petrol bombs bahrain has suffered almost daily violence since an uprising
began two years ago and a public call for greater freedoms from that moment go forty's are accused of operation of russian i should say and a severe chronic down on opposition activists a measured way illegally jailing and to train some to keep them quiet. gyptian a man who was beaten naked in the streets of cairo during demonstrations on friday says riot police are to blame they have previously accused opposition protesters of being behind the times footage of suburbs treatment of the hands of uniformed officers was shown on state t.v. for the incurious in the crowds storming the presidential palace calling to president morsi to wage. ailing cuban leader fidel castro has voted in parliamentary elections making a surprise public appearance after months of not being seen castro has kept a low profile since an illness in two thousand and six and in the last three elections a voter from his job speaking or state t.v.
who plays the policies of venezuela's president hugo chavez this currently recovering from cancer surgery in havana that for the first time in two decades cuba will elect and new head of. the i'll take sick director of moscow's world renowned bolshoi ballet's as he knows exactly who was behind the assets which badly damaged his face sergei filin is now out of hospital and is expected to arrive in germany for further treatment in the terms to save his eyesight thomas. it certainly is a strange and bizarre story under exposing the deep and dark underbelly of the world of ballet if you believe it or not. who is the artistic director says he doesn't know exactly who did it he says he's certain he knows but he won't say anything until the police have released their statement regarding the situation and have made an official announcement a little bit about the attack that actually happened about two weeks ago sergei
filin was coming from his car to his home here in moscow where an unknown assailant splashed acid in his face. then suffered from third degree burns in his eyes has undergone the multiple surgeries in fact he will be going to germany for further treatment but about the investigation itself while he won't say exactly who did it even though he says he knows he says he is certain that it is to ruin his reputation and of the reputation of the ball soit theatre in an interview listen to what he had to say about the investigation itself. so all i can say is that i'm amazed by the amount of effort they've put into the investigation i think in the first future get the answers we're looking for. but do your own suspicions match the facts that will voiced by the police yes. you're afraid to come back to the bolshoi. for one main reason i still don't feel that i have ever left now ballet believe it or not is notorious for having this jealous dark side to it
dancers and artistic directors thinking that they should have their way of the artistic direction of the community in fact. just reopening after a six year long multimillion dollar renovation. being the artistic director ever since that renovation took place a lot of people who are not happy with the direction it has taken in fact actually an entire movie was made about this side if you recall the black swan about dancers not liking. the parts that they're getting are doing anything that they could say to go and get the parts that they need so one thing about the ball so itself though . who is one of the prima ballerina of this great stage she has fled to canada and they're saying that she has received threats also not sure that they're connected but it's talks about what's going on behind the scenes at the bolshoi. sean thomas talking about a bunch of bonnie and then
a few minutes piece about and he's got same sex marriage and. secretary of state hillary clinton recently testified to congress in regards to the attack on the u.s. consulate was killed an american ambassador in benghazi libya during the testimony couldn't rather calmly said things like that the revolutions that sprang up during the arab spring like in libya where the events in bali have created instability and safe havens for terrorists and she made it clear that there is no doubt that the algerian terrorists had weapons from libya so the u.s. secretary has basically admitted that the actions of the usa and nato have caused mass instability that has allowed the seeds of terrorism to grow when the justification for most of the toast.