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from the battlefield to the table russia and washington agree that wearing syrians lives should talk but washington fails to retreat on possibly giving arms to the rebels whose crime record is worsening. more crags at the heart of europe as france rejects all sterrett to you while in britain the green gets a pay rise as our subjects further tighten their belts. central asia royals in a violent wave of islamist under-estimate living nearby states hammering out plans to contain what's been dubbed the taliban eyes ation of the region.
it's all want to clog the russian capital you live with us on our do you with me to bomb would say it's good to have your company the softer new. the un has called on immediate release of four of its peacekeepers the troops were taken hostage by syrian rebel fighters in the golan heights the demilitarized zone between syria and israel to contribute to action returns it believes the incident is the latest among many which make it harder for the u.s. to justify its favoritism towards the rebels. if only the united states people realize that presumably john kerry will have to be telling mr putin you see the martyrs of yarmuk order they call themselves even as they kidnapped twenty one un observers in march and they have condemned for more filipinos i've been to the golan heights and the broken churches that i saw still today in the golan heights
on the syrian side and the green fields on the other side but but i think the key here is the american public needs to know that their government is supporting the defacto supporters or at least those very close to those who would have supported the nine eleven attacks and what we want now really is the american people to start writing to their congressman and say the united states must stop supporting these rebels because this is not going to benefit anyone in the middle east or the united states the chism between russia and the u.s. over how to achieve peace in syria seems to be narry with both sides saying they'll try to bring all wearing factions to the table the unusual show of solidarity came despite the u.s. not giving up its plans to arm the syrian rebels at some point in the near future let's get more details from artie's medina question of all who joins us live medina
it wasn't expected to be the easiest diplomatic trip for john kerry but it looks like something was actually achieved at tell us more about what was decided here in moscow. right something was really achieved here and now the meeting between russian foreign ministry sergei lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry really struck a positive tone now russia and the united states agreed to bring the sides obvious syrian conflict to a negotiation table as an international conference which will take place shortly as the end of this may now this conference is really a follow up to these you need a communique that was so it is really the syrian peace plan and it was signed back in two thousand and twelve however after that no real of no real steps were taken so now the russian foreign ministry says that these negotiations are really important in bringing peace to this conflict torn country. thank you.
we've also are for an argument after the geneva communique was adopted last june to damascus express their willingness to work according to this plan solution afterwards the government established a committee which is responsible for dialogue with all syrians and yesterday the foreign minister of syria confirmed that they are committed to dialogue on the basis of the communique of the but these are just words in order for the words to become actions of we need to hear from the opposition as well so far we haven't heard a word from the opposition to the bill which would confirm its commitment to the geneva communiqué. losses that on their presence however it is really still unclear why it took the united states almost a year to really understand the importance of a dialogue approach to the conflict now some x. rays here came out with a different answer as to what is really happening from one point of view a military action could be too costly for this stage while history really shows
that arming the rebels in the end could turn against washington itself so it really seems at this point that negotiations are already the most sensible way out of this situation now meanwhile the united states still sticks to its kind of aggressive tactics when it comes to the syrian war and doesn't even rule out the option off providing rebels whether arms there is some sentiment both in the house and senate to provide arms to the opposition. i think that ultimately that will be determined to some degree by the state of the evidence with respect to chemical weapons and what steps have been taken. recently the u.s. government has been talking really a lot about possible use of chemical weapons by the assad regime could you really
more pressure on the embattled government in syria now washington once some confirmation that the assad regime is really using a camera weapons not to really receive the iraqi scenario but anyhow of the recent meeting between the two countries did strike a positive tone so let's now wait and see what would be the results of the upcoming conference. rideman dinner cost of are they reporting live for us and following those details between john kerry and sergey love rugs. of france and germany more divided than ever over how to escape the financial crisis engulfing the european union as finance ministers met in berlin france rejected the slash and burn policy of austerity saying public spending cuts need to happen more slowly but germany where jobless levels are at their lowest in nearly two decades is giving its neighbor no room to maneuver saying fiscal discipline is
still the way forward across the english channel though as the british tighten their belts another notch of the royal family is about to get a five million pound pay rise as playboy reports from london. my ministers first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability at the same time the creed is set to get a five billion pound pay rise this year thirty six point one million pounds from the u.k. taxpayer will go towards the queen and her residences her royal chefs and cost an estimated ten million pounds a year thirty six million is divided into money which runs the royal household of the queen and the group of edinburgh most of it goes on shallow ridge also on the up. palaces such as buckingham palace and windsor castle and all royal trouble at home and abroad the british monarchy has become synonymous with the
image of britain because it is the world's most high profile monarchy the queen of ages seven and the duke of edinburgh at ninety one all remarkable examples of public service and of national unity but the cost to the public purse rises steadily as austerity sets in the five million pound increase in the queen's expenses from the states represents a fifteen percent rise vital services are being lost while the queen gets this big pay rise i think it's very unfair given that she is personally one of the wealthiest people in britain where the personal wealth of in excess of three hundred million pounds the royal family has over seven hundred servants six palaces they can quite clearly afford themselves to cover any increased costs they
shouldn't be begging for the state it's a royal spectacle such as the daily changing of the guards at buckingham palace the groovin terrorists from around the globe but in these times of austerity some of beginning to question why the women says haven't tighten their belts along with the rest of the queen's subjects last month the guardian poll found that eighty eight percent of brits happy with the pay rise think this should give more to the poor not to get too much money the future of not overly impressed to be honest i'm sure she's got more than enough money to survive and when she. brings in quite a bit on the toys someone ever read to see where where does the people that i miss because i'm a cab worker and you know they're being cut where does it go up a graphic of romani elsewhere in europe royals have had to raid best spending. base of public opinion the spanish royal family's budget has been reduced for a third year in a row the british monarchy actually stands out around the world it's completely
different to almost every other molecule that you can think of in the sense that they are still surrounded by so much home and circumstance and all the marching bands and then. the horses get wider longside the fronts of carriages the published figures suggest that the royal family the queen and everybody else process around something close to forty million pounds a year but doesn't take into account all the extra security all the police work for that that's involved in protecting her and the rest of the family and it doesn't take into account the money that lost to the street because she and prince charles in particular get lots of tax privileges that the rest of us onto entitle to and while the government has pushed through budget cuts to the national health service and slashed welfare as part of an unprecedented austerity drive there are those that say that prime minister david cameron's promise that britain is all in it together doesn't include the queen of england.
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contain afghanistan's especially a very land brand of extremism that if you can explain what the rage is players have to feel. the u.s. prepares to withdraw the bulk of its forces from afghanistan by the end of two thousand and fourteen karzai stepping down with the elections coming up also in two thousand and fourteen what's next the possibility of a power vacuum in afghanistan and the question what demons can emerge from that vacuum is of great concern to the whole reaching a vacuum in afghanistan seems to be nobody's interest here's a brief and very rough breakdown of what players regional and non regional are trying to achieve in afghanistan you ren despite the rivalry with the us has three years support of the karzai government because having a completely chaotic and unstable afghanistan is a neighbor is obviously not good for them washington is of course interested in keeping the more or less centralized structure of the government in afghanistan for that the u.s. is even ready to engage the taliban in talks and maybe see them as part of the government in the future that's right having fought the taliban for over ten years
the u.s. is now talking about a political solution pakistan is the middleman here the message that they want pakistan to deliver to the taliban is that the allies are ready for talks on leave the taliban make an unambiguous public break with global jihad is the telephone have a strong pakistan although the pakistani government denies having much influence on them but pakistan's motives have been mixed to say the least on the one hand the help the uighurs and the allies and pakistan it suffered greatly from the extremism that spilled over the border after the u.s. invasion in of ghana's then on the other hand they were accused of helping the taliban to keep leverage with them in case they get in power also as a hedge against indian influence so they have that rivalry going so as far as pakistan's interests it's been complicated russia possibly the greatest threat to russia faces now from afghanistan is the flow of afghan heroin that kills thousands
of russians every year so russia has a state it has stated a clear interesting afghanistan that would be under control of a responsible government not plagued with corruption a government that would help end this drug plague. but what if global powers are on able to avoid a power vacuum in afghanistan what could happen then if you'd ever comes to the stage we're we have to deploy our forces or support somewhere you may have to believe the only problem is in the past in the one nine hundred ninety s. after the draw on the screen of external proxies let me just with. positive outcome one thousand nine hundred ninety six so we want to avoid that kind of civil war like situation now as far as the taliban the talks with them stalled last year after their failure to agree on the terms for the release of five afghan insurgent commanders held at guantanamo it's not really clear how far those talks will go because the taliban are not homogenous either part of them seems to think
that once they are poor out they'll be able to take over anyway so why negotiate in washington i'm going to. across in bangladesh a senior cleric and always shoot hundred others have been arrested for inciting the mass unrest that quickly turned deadly earlier this week police and more than two hundred thousand hardline islamist they have been running battles for days over violent events to make blasphemy a crime punishable by death the government is refusing to budge day with police reportedly to point live ammunition islamist factions are also demanding twelve other amendments that would in trying to sharia principles into law let's get more perspective now on the violence a raging in there and to the region at large with a day after bridges and the university and a campaign against more wife. miss a day these protests have brought bangladesh to
a standstill how have these islamists caused such disruption and. actually you have to go back to the history of this continent in one hundred forty seven disappointed it was divided into two parts as you know and it was limited to be going back in style and the other part begin to be as they. do want actually one of the she marched from the day in pakistan with a view to stop initiating secularism and linguistic nationalism however these fundamentalist right wingers who are opposed to the independence obama actually conspired from the very outset of the country they couldn't reconcile it with the fact that with the demise of pakistan and they never accepted the really secular identity of them that it should and over the last fall into years that they haven't actually conspiring against to the ito's of a secular state and they are trying to convert it to another state like pakistan and they're trying to make this an ungoverned state by creating anarchy and
whatever you are seeing right now is actually the result of all the attempts they have been trying they've been part of organizing for the last forty two you have. a hundred thousand people joining in these riots doesn't. know i mean how big they've become. actually you have to see to the facts here first of all that the. cause and of the religious education institute a country which were actually funded by the middle eastern countries over the last forty years and they have been allowed to grow and mushroom and there are four million students who go to the school because of poverty and many other reasons and what the use of fundamentalists are trying to do is to exploit these children and it was very sickening to see that many of these demonstrators thousands of these demonstrators are teenagers and underaged children and it was quite frustrating first point and second point to some of the major political parties including the
main opposition party has been supporting it including just me who have been there . taken to a war crimes trial of. many of the stop loss leaders of the country so their bodies what do you see this number of students who say that they do not represent a major region but a sham so let's take a look at it in terms of the reports that we've been seeing and some of the pictures we're seeing the police aren't holding back the one that is still public sympathy even though the majority of people are not necessarily agreeing with those levels but given that they do have have given themselves a platform that people last year in two wars that were once they give them more sympathy. i'm afraid of the first thing is that you just mentioned about a third in points demand to produce them and they cannot co-exist with the vision of a starting point so we truly exclusive even if you have to accept the true spirit of bangladesh you have the truth out of the so majority of the people in juneau about
two to years the simple truth there we know that these are the cool people who have been wrongly motivated who have been mis directed by the teachers or leaders of the main opposition party. to the extent of their support initially but when the children are out of the street are they actually turned around so you know we'll be better for them and any loss of lives is. an acceptable but it still. is the big day i'm afraid i'm going to have to leave it right there are you but i thank you very much for your time and your insight in this subject mr big day from the family at university and campaigned against a war quite. in pakistan the violence and fiery rhetoric are reaching a peak with just days to go before the general election a mass rally was held in karachi away u.s. airstrikes and madly where blamed for much of the unrest gripping the country the.
soon fall on the britain and britain to you after london announced it had carried out its first drone strike in afghanistan operated by a british pilot who said well safely in the english countryside but as our first reports the unmanned milestone is no guarantee of the country's drone a future. well the world's military drones used to be directed from a small u.s. base in nevada but no more after the k carried out its first drone strike in afghanistan launched from u.k. soil in an area based in lincolnshire not many official details have been released about the joint strike in many likely to be given the level of secrecy surrounding the ministry of defense have confirmed that one of their reproduction is controlled by pilots from thirteen squadron an area forwarding to an in lincolnshire fired a weapon supporting you patriots on the ground in afghanistan now this is cause
huge concern among and he drank champagne is at a recent protest here in the u.k. the organizers had said that they see this is a sign that there will be further civilian casualties as a result of drone use and will say the politicians would make it easier for them to be able to carry out military intervention now certainly many have seen this is a sign that this use in control of advanced train technology has now spread far beyond the u.s. indeed person alone has invested more than three billion dollars that's about thirty billion pounds in drawing developments and there are plans to further expand . arsenal now the control the sea surrounding these situations is highlighted again at the beginning of this year when the u.n. launched an investigation looking at the extent of civilian casualties. at the legality surrounding drone use now research team for the london university are assisting them in that investigation and their findings are going to be presented
to the un general assembly in the also the based on what they find they could then recommend that further action be taken as we're seeing this increase during usage with the u.k. having launched its first strike is a grieving ever more important to many campaign is that the legality and the question is a video nice and now it just properly in a clear and apron arena. being out of a job the disabled the homeless so there are no excuse against being jailed was some us caught simple failing to pay even the smallest debt on time an american civil liberties union report has revealed is fairly common practice in the state of ohio despite claims that it violates the constitution and investigates a midwestern us state. internationally recognized for being the battleground where america's next
president is decided let's talk about the importance of ohio and in the battle for ohio state eighteen electoral votes mean so much elbows paid a lot of attention ohio ohio. you're probably going to decide the next president of united states for the past thirty six years no candidate has entered the white house without winning this swing state while ohio undoubtedly wields an enormous influence in the arena of u.s. presidential politics the state is currently garnering headlines for its presence specifically the medieval type punishment being imposed on countless citizens who are drowning in debt according to a report released by the a.c.l.u. of ohio thousands of citizens are being locked behind bars because they are too poor to pay their debt and we saw some really troubling numbers one case that we looked at out of mansfield ohio there was a gentleman and his crime against the community was he let his dog walk in his
mobile home park without a leash he was fined thirty dollars and he ended up being found in contempt of court and was sent to jail for not paying for a thirty dollars fifty five year old jack jolley was incarcerated three times for failing to pay nine hundred dollars in fines every ninety days you had a jail date. and if you were working well you're going to jail debt prisons violate the u.s. and ohio. constitutions according to the a.c.l.u. most of the defendants weren't given hearings before being jailed for outstanding fines if the court had taken any time to ask whether or not they could afford to pay that they would see that these were people who just simply cannot pay they were individuals who are homeless many who haven't worked for months if not years people who are disabled people who are taking care of disabled family members these are people who are working and just don't feel like spending the money these are people
who literally have no money people like dante stiles who is unemployed and says he often has to choose between feeding his two children or paying his fines a far more so back and forth back and forth in court back before a conflict here fifteen days here and while the cash strapped citizens are incarcerated in gutters prisons. there are fines keep growing like credit card interest it's described as a vicious circle it was seven hundred thirty thirty seven dollars ok the eleven days when i went back to court at the court course and paranoid the public defended it went up actually two hundred dollars more than one point eight million ohioans reportedly live in poverty and i want to get it behind me dolly lost his job last year after missing work for a ten day sentence in debtors prison i had just started the job i was probably there not quite a month. i was expecting a paycheck so i'd gone in early to get a paycheck so i could go in and pay on my fine and upon my release i was terminated
from my job dali has received a fifty dollars credit for each of the sixteen days he was illegally imprisoned but most like styles have not and the state revered for predicting america's presidents has garnered a new reputation for how it punishes the poor. artsy ohio. east meets west a war time victory technology and a few minutes here on r.t. . every detail. every piece of metal. and every one of those who will step on red square on the ninth of may are ready.
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in the early hours of a hot july dawn a group of unusually dressed people carefully head on to the shore of one of the me up as tributaries their clad in servant military uniform from the days of world war two. in the summer of nine hundred forty one on the crossing the. one hundred thousand people were killed while they were trying to escape the surrounding enemy eyewitnesses say that the river ran red with blood for several days now candles float down the river. moscow's military history club called the division has traveled here to honor the memory of full and russian soldiers but this journey to smolensk is just the beginning now they have three thousand kilometers to cover across the european roads to take part in the legendary war and peace show in england. up.