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a rocket fired from lebanon into israel following two shells which landed in beirut fueling fears the violence is spreading all across the region meanwhile. the noms e.u. foreign ministers are to decide over the lifting of the weapons and bongos syria with the u.k. and france pushing to allow the lethal aid to the rebels. also tear gas over three hundred arrests and street clashes in paris police crackdown on a months of riley against a low allowing gay marriages. and trade to blue and peace german chancellor angela merkel pose the chinese pm as the e.u. threatens beijing with tyrants unfairly selling products below their real value.
international news live from moscow this is us he was me you know thanks for joining us fears of an all out sectarian spillover are increasing in lebanon the country's military says a rocket was fired towards israel from its territory after two shells blasted hezbollah strongholds in beirut all sunday and point to slee a's monitoring the situation and let's not talk to her live paula nice to see you from your point of view why are we seeing this escalation in lebanon right now. well the has been a beater that has killed he stated that he and his below are involved in the war in syria he was addressing thousands of his supporters in the southern beirut suburb
of dust on sunday and in that speech he pledged all out support for syrian president bashar assad saying that his shiite muslim group would stay in the syrian war to quote him to the end of the road and achieve victory together this want to say that his war was with the extremists he called an attack fearless he said that tens of thousands of them from all over the world all currently fighting in syria and he warned that if syria affords lebanon to would forward this into and he said would lead to israel occupying lebanon now live in his media is reporting that a rocket has been fired towards israel from the lebanese town of marjah ewen now this has been confirmed by the israelis although they say that there were no injuries this is off to two other rockets landed in the has been a stronghold in doubt here on sunday the lebanese army saying that those rockets were fired from inside lebanon towards the hizbollah stronghold the united nations has been concerned over his the lives involvement for quite some time. the arab
chiefs the arab league chief has urged them to stop fighting in syria but must try to address this during his sunday address saying why is the u.n. not calling on the extremists to stop fighting inside syria and again reiterating that they are fighting not only for syria but for lebanon as well earlier there were also dozens of his vilified as reportedly killed during fighting in a key syrian town of qusayr your so what we do see is the tension on the ground heating up. rise over seas paula sneer paula thank you very much indeed for that update. meanwhile the e.u. remains divided on whether to ease sanctions against syria allowing weapons shipments to rubble flying to france and the u.k. pushing hard for supplies however some e.u. members apollo's and which expires on friday this as russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry also meet in paris to prepare a peace conference on syria. has the details. it's not
a united front in fact differences seem to be at the center of this entire meeting happening today in brussels centering on syria we have the u.k. and france who are aggressively pushing for a partial lifting of the go on syria in order to send arms to the rebels the u.k. a foreign secretary william hague is trying to get the other e.u. members to agree with him that arming the a moderate arm of the so-called moderate rebels in syria also france's leaders have been particularly aggressive in trying to lobby the other leaders to be on board in fact today. leading newspaper also published a report saying that serious forces loyal to bashar al assad had used chemical weapons because one of the reporters had experience effects of it critics would certainly point out that the timing of the publication especially since leaders are to make a decision today now on the other side you have several countries that lifting any of borgo would mean that arms could eventually end up in the wrong hands in violent
hands in syria they're also pointing out to the fact that human human rights abuses have been committed by both sides which means it includes rebels in syria so again differences abound this isn't the subject of the conversation here in fact. if there is no agreement it seems that each country will have to have its all sanctions policy on syria that's already what we've been seeing the goal of this russia u.s. led talks for peace is to convince everybody to be on the same down for talks peace talks in geneva and now washington did indeed express their support for the rebels and this could prove to be a problem in trying to get all sides involved now bashar al assad in principle had said that he will attend those talks however the opposition has said that they will only do so if bashar al assad steps down we go back again to these pre-conditions these differences in before making any steps or progress into the peace process and we've already seen that everybody agrees essentially to have a solution for syria the crux of the matter here is how to go about doing so each
country seems to have its own vision. of how to accomplish this goal and this is already what we've been seeing for the past couple of years and we can say that it has been hampering any substantial can syria. and as always we want to know your opinion on virus issues and today on our website r.t. dot com where asking you what your staind about these latest talks on syria proposed by russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and his us count about john kerry and as i just said on our website dot com here's our online poll and you can go there and cast your vote and so far let's now have a look at how you've been voting just over forty percent actually forty three percent of you believe these peace talks won't take place at all it's life unless of you agree a peace plan isn't syria's future but it's one with the country's opposition won't be able to hold and eighty percent believe president assad will step down and the same amount also eighty percent of you say the syrian rebels will stop receiving
funding from turkey gulf nations and the west that's how the figures look at this hour log on to r.t. dot com and have your say. and still to come here on i'll see a world wide front as president obama offers a new look at the you are sworn terror were examined the legal issues behind america's global military activities very shortly. the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of kandahar. joint operations rule the day. central paris was engulfed in violence over the weekend as police quieted down on
the crowds protesting against a same sex marriage law passed last month this by the rally being largely peaceful throughout the day it ended up in in tear gas and clashes reports say three hundred fifty protesters were arrested and dozens injured the interior ministry and mobilized over all styles and police to maintain security organizers said around a million joined in a rally while police reported just one hundred and fifty thousand and out spoke to john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation of power is told me he believes the french government feels threatened. i think the french police under the leadership of the military of the interior regards these demonstrations. ideological threat to their power and i did indeed that's what they are the ministry of interior had fully expected the far right groups to join the protests and provide clashes over four thousand police were mobilized to maintain security
is so why would they are unable to control the situation after all this is the government propaganda this is precisely the way that the government has been seeking to do digital buys what is a simply what is a massive. demonstration that is overwhelmingly peaceful they have gathered together a million people to the last majority of it demonstrated peacefully and they were met in the run up to the demonstration on sunday with a very hostile crowd quickened by the government the ministry of the interior said children should not come there is going to be violence it's not it was very strong the impression we got very strongly commentators about this is that it's a lie it was that the government was doing everything it could to dealership demise this demonstration and to discourage people from coming in the u.s. enjoys a vast ministry of presence worldwide and was simply president obama unveiled a new face to the war on terror defending america's overseas policies but there are more questions about the naval bases for this military activity when the u.s.
is fighting wars under the cover of military threats. can now reports president obama in his major national security speech this may quoted james madison saying no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare at the very same time the administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe there was a senate hearing this may revisiting the authorization for use of military force which congress enacted days after nine eleven attacks in two thousand and one at the hearing pentagon officials claimed that authorization gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world including syria yemen and the congo and when asked how long they predict this war on terror is going to last they said quote from ten to twenty years and one way of understanding this is you say ten to twenty years when you see no end in sight here's a clip from that hearing on the agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a worldwide struggle. absolutely sure that would you agree with me the field is
where the enemy chooses to make it. yes sir from boston the. time i couldn't agree with you more do you agree with the general. the enemy of the troops so by the administration's definition the wall that is the battlefield with me today is brian becker with the answer coalition for protection brian you have president obama saying that his national security speech that the u.s. is not engaged in a boundless war and yet you have this vast military presence across the globe washington post cited a senior administration official who said u.s. special operations forces were active in seventy five countries to that you had the drone strikes and new drone bases does it look like the u.s. this really seeking to limit itself in the use of military force no in fact the policy in the institutional policy is for the united states that it would be prepared for endless war but that being engaged in all of the activities that would lead one to believe that they are an endless war there's one point three million
u.s. military personnel three hundred to four hundred thousand of them are overseas there's nine hundred military bases the united states spends not five hundred twenty five billion which is the defense department budget but really about a trillion dollars on warfare that's greater than the next sixteen nations combined we see an integrated network of bases now drone bases growing increasingly this is to have a full spectrum domination using the military as the club the administration argues that all their military actions in the countries that the u.s. is not at war with are perfectly legal under the u.s. congress it's authorization for use of military force that's their legal justification for continuing all these attacks what about international law well international law has been shredded by the so-called global war on terrorism or the authorization bill that allows the u.s. to invade any country bomb any country and kill whoever it wants the u.n. charter is quite clear. the united states like all other member nations of the
united nations can only go to war in gaijin more engage in military activity. as an act of self-defense in other words the defense from an imminent threat but in fact the united states by arrogating to absolve the right to war anywhere against anyone all the time is clearly in violation of international law but president obama says the administration does not violate anybody's sovereignty because it operates in consultation with the governments concerned the whole population of pakistan their parliament unanimously remotely oppose drone strikes and yet they continue so maybe the administration is in consultation with the government there but certainly not the people i'm going to check on me today was brian becker with the answer coalition from our studio in washington thanks for watching. is president obama really a consulate's for change or does he pursue the same goals as his predecessors as the question posed in crosstalk with the debate centering on the u.s. president's foreign policy and he's likely. think when we compare like nixon to
bush or obama there's really not much of a comparison we do have something like an imperial presidency now well i don't know if i'd go that far i would say obama you know he was swept into power in two thousand and eight as a you know on change on hope he was really idealistic so originally he had foreign policies that were very different from what what what had happened in the past and he was saying we shouldn't gauge with so-called rogue states he was saying that we should make this huge effort to engage the muslim world and so he gave a very famous speech in cairo he even went into the very same course saying the u.s. policy on israel by really pushing the israelis to do more and on and on settlements and he wanted to big strategic deep relationship with pakistan but all of that basically didn't work out. and you can watch the full edition of crosstalk right here on our c at twelve says a chanty. it also took on this song u.k.
industry getting back on its feet. an industrial giant worth of coal mines still works and ships and almost be a thing of the polish we've come here to the northeast of the country to find out the impact of the death about old industry have had a little local communities hit and why the new signs of life approving so important . and did so descend into the heart of any riot in the wall from the safety of you won't tell you how after this break.
a looming trade war between beijing and the you as chancellor angela merkel hose the new chinese premier germany's the only e.u. defamation on his trip and comes after the e.u. threatens trade atari of so against china for pricing key products to cheaply all of it's been following the tolls between the it can only try and save europe and asia. the new chinese prime minister is in germany for talks with chancellor angela merkel and trade a set to dominate those talks last year alone germany exported around sixty seven billion euros worth of goods to china and they want to see that increase in the future. has in the past made no secret about her want to call the chinese markets last year she visited beijing twice within the space of seven months and she's wanting to make sure that the trade can be done between the two countries especially considering germany's traditional markets in europe do appear to be
drying up the financial crisis meaning that those countries in europe that were previously buying german exports really can't afford to do that at the moment she also perhaps has an eye on the future in a potential british exit from the european union that could see over seventy billion euros worth of exports put into doubt if great britain wasn't part of the trade union or that is the a you for the chinese they want to do more business with germany germany is one of the few countries that is kept its head above water when it's come to this financial crisis they have also that means that they're one of the few countries economically that can afford to buy more and more chinese exports so that's why we're seeing the world's second largest economy in china courting europe's largest economy and germany to try and mutually to increase mutually beneficial trade between the two countries. and it's also called for you right now bahrain intrust
its critics one of the country's ideas i'm going to roll saying charges rain against protesters while police are equated of logger heads or auty dot com for the full story. click along to our you tube channel where you can see one man and give his fellow passengers a bus ride in china will never forget discover exactly what was going on that life . british industrial food has beaten forecasts before me stronger than expected but as reports while it might have dispelled some clouds about the u.k. economy the road to recovery will be long and hard. britain's industry seems to be showing some signs of life recent figures from the office for national statistics show industrial production is up which some of seen as a sign the u.k. might be slowly bringing itself back from the brink of another recession but
renowned historian nicholas comfort has mapped the decline of the once industrial giant and says that when it comes to industry the k. is still falling far behind the global competition have been massive individual companies the second largest manufacturing power in the world in terms of exports we had massive car industry a huge aircraft industry we will world leaders in computing and nuclear power. over that period pretty well all of this is evaporated along with the loss of great british brands britain has gone from having the majority of its workforce in manufacturing to having little eva ten percent so just how did this happen you know there's clear need for all industries to keep being updated and relevant and the way to do that is to work closely with the workforce and to ensure that there is that modernization happen the life support was turned off for many.
industries looted by the seemingly easy cash of the cities finance industry post governments dismantled largest ways of british industry arguing they were no longer profitable or here in the northeast that heavy industry is a huge point of pride when the coal mines in the still works in the shipyards were dismantled it wasn't just the loss of the industry it was a huge emotional loss as well as one that many here have never really recovered from in the aftermath of the industrial collapse skilled labor workforce there is little else today that it is evident with the northeast suffering from the highest unemployment in the country. the. ocean the ship. the storm. perfect. storm. things seem to be getting more difficult especially for people. but along with the recent peace to
manufacturing figures there are signs that things could be looking up the regions are new lex ports have almost doubled in the last five years enabling job creation in areas such as the car industry recent industrial resurrections might not be enough to replace what once was but this is at least an attempt to breathe life back into areas such as this and for many in the communities here that could prove a welcome lifeline sara for r.t. in the north east of england and to some other news stories from around the globe this hour a series of blasts and gunfire once again shaken towns across iraq if i were killed in the capital including one teacher and a police officer in three separate incidents of gunfire while near fallujah and a de facto freight a roadside blast struck on the convoys claiming the lives of three iraqi soldiers in the northern town of music a car bomb was detonated during
a police search wounding dozens more. more than two thousand people marched through london and sunday to promote a raid the soldier had to death by muslim extremists last week the rally was organized by group which has been accused of having links with the far right the daylight murder of lee rigby sparked a wave of national pride by the country's extreme right wing despite the unanimous condemnation of that time by british representatives of islamic. among one don a shooting spree in concho county texas on sunday leaving two dead and five wounded according to police one victim was found dead in her car the suspect a twenty three year old male was later killed in a shootout with state troopers have you ever wanted to take to the streets in protest for an important cause of the haps a joint security services to try to restore the peace well so you'll be able to do
both with a new riot video again giving you the opportunity to be on either side of the barricade without putting yourself in direct danger of these alexei you know shots to take some. soon you will be able to take part in the street protest from the comfort of your armchair coming out for handheld devices and p.c.'s is the first riot simulator game wrapped in pixel graphics and old school sounds it will let you choose sides protesters or the police and help violent havoc unfold in the streets of european cities the games designers say they have taken part in real life protests in italy so they floated this game to tell the true tale of global uprisings stop listening to the lies of the media shut down the television and get yourself in the line to fight for your freedom of speech is the message on the games website moreover the designers claim they are documenting eyewitness accounts to make the gameplay as real as possible and to answer many questions like what triggers acts of violence and what do cops feel when an angry mob attacks
a game like this would probably have raised eyebrows a few years ago but today the world sees protests on almost a daily basis to a large extent street riots have become a popular media tool music stars film videos with violent street skirmishes and hollywood makes entire movies about street movements scenes of rallies worldwide are ever present on t.v. screens which breeds a feeling that street upheaval is no longer something out of the ordinary the masterminds of the new addition to the whole protest many say their app is more about education than entertainment that i called one of the designers writing is an experience that needs to be lived and of quote. kate with this sport. a u.s. senate committee has passed a bill that if signed by obama will allow the u.s.
to put a lot of weapons into the hands of syrian rebels the seems rather odd because many of the factions that are revolting seem like bad people to be arming in fact one rebel factions al nasra which according to the guardian is an islamist organization with links to al qaeda is quickly becoming the most powerful rebel faction of all of them the b.b.c. even declared that al nasra has been designated as a terrorist organization by the us government itself as it started something like a bad idea to ship weapons into syria on american taxpayers' dollars yet let's just pretend that somehow all these weapons will magically not fall into the hands of al nasra well the free syrian army isn't much better they seem perfectly happy to use rape and beheadings and genocide against christian l. white minorities with great glee to get what they want arming radical groups always has blowback if you remember back to just the one nine hundred eighty s. the u.s. funded and armed the taliban and those mujahideen fighter guys and look how that turned out the u.s.
very late. hello welcome to the action packed artie's full show with me kate partridge and here's a taste of what's to come. the champions on robben scores the late winner is brian munich the first year dortmund to want to wembley to win the european cup for the fifth time. while europe old boss with the top and bottom two already confirmed there was a scramble to get into europe to avoid the relegation play offs on the last day in the russian premier league. and loads of the ring alexander given gallacher returns to tame the beast sad but bad a carry such as a shock defeat on
a night of talk and they may action in moscow. but first a football whereby in munich won the champions league with a thrilling last gasp two one win over brasil dortmund in the first ever all german european cup final at wembley because of their top off reports from london. by noon it came into the fore and on the back of a seventy legged standing of barcelona while dortmund saw real madrid for three to prove the triumph of german efficiency over spanish flair on the european stage and after two seasons of dortmund supremacy in the bundesliga boy and also regaining this year's the mystic title the twenty third in their history. the minute giants finished the season twenty five points ahead of their rivals and arrived at their third champions league final in four years as hold favorites but thousands of fans of the yellow and blacks could come to london what desperate to help their side clinch their first european crown since nine.