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the children of each college. but you know who to put you. to make the children really cool durable teacher angela turns. in serbia booties available in most clifton hyatt regency. europe follows the u.s. instructing sanctions on syria over the crackdown on anti-government protesters but some analysts believe they're after regime change to get more with reform and. european union may soon lend a seat at the u.n. security council while giving it more color as a single block some member states create a movement and raise their independence. so the georgians have to turn to the international human rights court to get justice for a murder committed by high ranking officials exposing an inherent flaw in the country's much trumpeted legal system.
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around the world and around the clock twenty four hours a day mrs arty the top story our international pressure is mounting on syria and the government's intensified crackdowns against any opposition coming under further scrutiny following in america's footsteps in europe has slapped fresh sanctions on the country's top officials including an arms embargo and travel ban. or any reports there are concerns it has a very little to do with the promotion of peace. rebels clash with security forces hundreds die and the west calls for the bloodshed to stop sanctions slapped down and arms sales in. but this isn't libya's spring it's syria and it's calling a road map that led to just one place for its african arab neighbor nato
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intervention watches it's a regime to sense that tantalizing western leaders there's great excitement in washington. over trailing the syrian government. in washington ever since. the e.u. has put the freeze on assets of thirteen top government military and intelligence leaders topping the list is this man the syrian president's younger brother he's described as the principal overseer of violence against protesters but no sanctions are being applied to the man calling the shots president assad himself to some asset is a convenient ally for the west although that's what was being said about gadhafi in recent years before the sanctions kicked in. perhaps it. possible to do business with russia. whose western educated.
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person educated wife as well so we'll see perhaps he might be the force of opera. in the country the e.u. says could be censored if he fails to stop the brutal crushing of opposition but he needn't worry the arab lawyers association says no one who savvy would keep assets in their own names so sanctions are toothless the u.s. and international community is being reduced from an international organization. of domestic police authorities well you begin to freeze assets of individuals so goes the individuals. anywhere but it's a it's a gimmick which is used in most of the instances and this gimmick is counterproductive because it just makes noises. and i think it is this effective or not europeans of growing familiar with imposing sanctions but that was
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relatively easy to apply to libya which had long been suffering isolation even among arab states but syria has friends the west might be reluctant to provoke not only syria is you know very sensitive environment as there is of course the difficult situation before a situation or official situation in israel you also have all these connections that syria has with iran you can even use hezbollah as well. just in your house we should make it very dangerous for the whole national community to come with a military intervention in syria we know. president bashar assad's regime the u.k. led the charge in pushing for a quicker response to the syrian crackdown and british foreign secretary william hague said he welcomes the sanctions but to battle weary britons this looks all too familiar it's more than six weeks since sanctions on libya would judge to failure
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and the public role in the diplomatic syria can only prompt a similar fate and see the mediterranean gunships sail east and its r.t. . e.u. sanctions the struggle for world dominance and the protection of civilians. in the cold. in libya. the west would like the syrian regime like the libyan regime like with hizbollah and the palestinian resistance to disappear yesterday now even that is a whole different kettle of fish i think where the west is now in this historical moment everyone knows that the uni polar world has finished entering into a multi-polar world and the west is panicking about that they can't sit back and allow the break nations of the global south just to rise up or for them to just go without go without a fight so now is really the historic opportunity for western germany to try to
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pull back a little bit of world domination that they've lost in the last decade but frankly even if they did go into syria which i don't think they will i think the syrian regime will hold tight but even if they did i mean what's happened the last decade iraq and afghanistan yes they got rid of saddam hussein yes they got rid of the taliban but what is the net result the net result was they were bogged down morally politically economically diplomatically they were completely completely outmaneuvered by the global south and rise of the global south and the bric nations in particular and this will happen in the next several years are coming as well. still to come the recession rolls over the middle classes. i don't know i want to go out there and still for food but the place came to shove mike what else might both of. us see because you the financial crisis. escalates in poverty and homelessness. in these votes on wednesday
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over whether they want. sensitive u.n. security council. reports the move has been met with condemnation from some members of the union the and it's a step too far. there's been a horrified response around the world and here in brussels so the idea of giving the european union a permanent seat on the un security council it would allow the e.u. to look at the world security decisions both britain and france here this is the first step was stripped of their permanent place on the council one british. britain sovereignty and they will fight the move many other countries for example are india's billion plus people less worthy of a voice than the e.u.'s five hundred million giving the e.u. seats as well as france and britain also to the wounds from many parts of the world
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notably africa and latin america who were on the security council's composition is already poised to. this move was proposed by a member of the european parliament from spain one of the biggest. states. claims the current financial difficulties corporation in foreign policy the snag is there is no unity in the european union in politics all finance we've seen that you can just recently over the invasion of libya and the same. portugal's economy the un general assembly has just voted to give the european union as a single block much greater powers this move to get a permanent place on the u.n. security council is expected to receive much more a position. well the e.u. wants more authority for itself on international level but opposition voices think the powers of the union's ruling bodies are already too great expense is too large r.t. tackles you skepticism and heat of the south. we have to look at the expenses of
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the european parliament itself and there is one very good example and very simple example why the european parliament should have two seats one in brussels and the other one in strasbourg it costs additional almost three hundred million euros per year if you have to move once in a six week from brussels to strasburg so let's go for only one seat and we can give and we can show by practical example to good people of europe that we are able to save the taxpayers money. recent a controversial court decisions in georgia the country's legal system under the spotlight with the acquittal rate of less than one percent and you accuse the government of tightening its grip over judges. which over reports social status in georgia is sometimes enough to avoid punishment. a high profile murder and
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a low profile investigation the case of sounded good leon he became a byword for both in two thousand and six the twenty eight year old banker attended a birthday party for one of georgia's top police officials where he fall into an argument with one of the guests the next morning his poor g. with multiple injuries was found on the outskirts of billy c. four police officers were eventually sentenced to up to eighty years for sandra's murder you resistor was not survive there were those in dr who are out there story ourselves as the full sentence of the court they proceeded to issue decree and they're always from the. freezer so it shows it's also one more rigorous that. they were just ordinary citizens where are the protection of the top officials of four children dollars. an investigation wasn't even launched until hundreds of
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protesters want onto the streets of d.c. the victim's family looked for help from strasbourg and the cause of human rights in april european judges ruled the investigation was bungled that high ranking officials are escaping justice and that politically sensitive convicts were getting unfair leniency from the president it also ruled that judges government should pay fifty thousand euros to the murdered man's reality. the general public in georgia had long ago given its verdict on the case but it's a big victory to the european court of knowledge is it now on a political level it means the attitude to lawlessness in georgia is changing and europe is not ready to forgive such abuses by saakashvili as regime. but lawyers have been following the case since the start that any compensation will be paid under the current leadership vision of saakashvili the saakashvili regime is based
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on illegal bust courts which he himself greater as a lawyer i can tell you that every acquittal has to be agree with the prosecutor personally all the best was already behind bars and seventy years of the soviet union seventy laws were jailed and seven years of circus treaties regime ordered a hundred lawyers are in prison according to figures published by georgia's supreme court a staggering ninety nine point six percent of cases resulted in guilty verdicts and twenty ten almost none so defendants walk free sundress families lawyer says no other country in europe has a conviction rate like this and it is a dangerous sign of the country becoming a police state europe's courts have long been concerned about georgia's failure to make corrupt high ranking officials face justice and using the police best porn's millions of fans to create the image of a georgian policeman living up to the social ideals of serving house protecting its
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citizens and it's likely you'll shargel to bribe the policeman here and most certainly you could count on him to protect you from paris should crime but one of the two criminals are actually in the hierarchies that the police who can the general public have that truly trust. daily commercials show police work as among the most prestigious and transparent police posts made of glass so everyone can see what officers do and anticorruption wanted to or say eighty percent of people here trast their police if the government they believe works in the dark but if the death of sounded good leon he underlines anything it's that judas much trumpeted more than legal system dishes out a very different justice and its president saakashvili his inner circle that's in the frame it's in a virtual bar t.v. the b.b.c. george you're. well we have an abundance of other stories waiting for you on our
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website at r.t. dot com how about this for a close shave that's how one siberian pilots a blues fearless russian faces. drifting at high altitude hi jinks find out which airline was subjecting them to in light of the attendant. much more on t. dot com. the u.s. government has gone out of its way to prove its funny managed to stabilize unemployment rate but it's little to celebrate with some relief and still suffering past numbers of people out of work and society among given the explains with bank foreclosures still little record highs middle class is finding itself squeezed out.
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sunny southern california long a favorite destination for those pursuing stardom and well throughout the years families have lived the american dream of comfort and increasing prosperity but these days many of those very families are caught up in a nightmare of escalating poverty the economic crisis has touched the before untouchable middle class taisha maybury is trying to raise her daughters but she struggles to keep a place to live the mayberry's are typical of the growing trend of families that slide from middle class to poverty and homelessness i thought i had the best of everything that that's why my son father he was participating and he was working now with wife and so we didn't have that cannot make our nanny cabernet you know get where prescriptions we had the best because we were working that was then and this is now made very receives food stamps and relies on the nonprofit program
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beyond shelter so that she and her children have a bed to sleep in job security is gone the unemployment rate is stuck in the double digits around the los angeles area with few opportunities for well paying jobs more americans are seeing their wealth disappear this is the middle class neighborhood where taisha mayberry enter two daughters used to live before she lost her job it's only a few blocks away from the ocean and in the shadows of the scenic downtown long beach skyline it took only a few months to go from a life of relative comfort to a life of insecurity where she had no idea where her family would sleep at night los angeles is the talk region in america for homelessness where more than forty thousand people have no place to sleep on a nightly basis i'm out of works on balance and i'm here to this friend's house to their friend's house i'm not i'm in different cities just to try to find work doing nichols lifts. comfortably four years working as
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a floor installer now he's an employed they can not pay rent nickels relies on the kindness of loved ones and food stamps social programs to help stress families hang on are about to be lost to political games as lawmakers in washington wrestle with future budget cuts while battling to save tax cuts for the richest this may cause fears could push many already desperate families over the edge i think of food stamps. honestly i think that the jails will cry for love those people who are very good in this they don't want to swarm as we don't want to steal you know i don't i want to go out there and still for food but never came the sherman i claim what else am i supposed to do what am i going to do is a question made very ask yourself daily ever since she joined the army of the newly poor and struggling to raise her children hoping for a hollywood ending to her story i'm looking for every day and. i think
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in los angeles someone that we know party. us that's cool parties are once again locked in a battle over whether to increase the country's debt ceiling really stands at fourteen trillion dollars and no amount of extra lens or stimulus packages will help that ok financially pains. us politicians are going to have to be honest with our lector it and say we can't keep these promises we can't make this bill security payments we can't make the medicare payments we don't have the money we're broke and we can't extract it out from the younger generations because they all need to country so they're going to happen to have an honest discussion and there is going to be a big economic decline associated with correcting these imbalances and unfortunately all they're concerned about is getting reelected that is what the problem that's not a concrete problem and so we never get to solutions get added to do we get good pictures. get stimulus kick the can down the road sweet sweet to prom little rock
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that's all they care about they want to get to the next election cycle without it going up but one of these days it's going to blow up and it won't be a next election cycle. i think that's coming up i think within the next several years we're going to have a real economic crisis that we didn't have in two thousand and eight that we didn't have to two thousand and into but the problem is every time the government stimulates the economy to create an artificial boom to postpone the pain they make the inevitable bust that much worse so i don't think we've got to the point now where there is no more stimulus to work there's just overdose. it's like that at some other top stories from around the world this hour. japan has released footage from inside one of the reactors at the trouble from a seeming nuclear plant containing highly radioactive spent fuel pools to show the fuel rods. damaged like degree country has been trying to minimize radiation leaks since i'm struck watching
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a massive earthquake. thirty five people have been attained. after a far right activists held a lot of. test demonstration which involved several hundred youths for forty four year old greek matters reportedly rolled and stabbed to death with immigrants on tuesday police intervened after protesters chased foreigners through the streets vandalized buildings. fresh clashes have taken place between muslims and christians and it's the second largest city alexandria fathers balance of power and that left twelve people dead some ninety rested the rest came after a group of conservative muslims torched two churches all sort of christian and is known as being held there. but after killing osama bin laden the u.s. shouldn't rush to exit afghanistan just
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a few of the senate foreign relations committee chairman john kerry and the people of those cross-talk debate show next hour we discuss american strategy in the war torn country is a pretty. as long as al qaeda is operating in that region as long as the taliban is our parading in that region i think united states has an interest in preventing future harm to america and our friends and allies ok to go back to islam and i hope you buy into that. no it was. my you perception is that for a long time well you have foreign policy that. relates to this part of the world. the way it goes all right on. it it looks like to go on at langley. time for business news now with you.
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hello and a very warm welcome time for your business update the euro continues to lose ground because of investor concern over the debt problems increase ireland and portugal occurrence the last four percent on the poor x. in one weekend is currently at below forty rubles that's the lowest level since march for more on this i'm joined by chief economist at case to my game you know the ocean so you give me what i mean factors driving value or lower i would say the greek fact is the main. consoles around the. crisis and sold in stores for the potential once over so progress month and the potential again potential restructuring of the debt these are the issues which there were significant pressure on you right now and. by the fact that you want to reason to which is being conducted by the federal reserve is going to be closing to an end and i actually believe the concerns of many financial investors that there may be
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no q e three. investors have been had already become more restrictive than before and actually is the risk right now and that would be drunk creating. a lot of pressure on the whole european problem. but i don't think this is a sea pressure in fact. how long do you think this current slump will last ten holo how low do you expect the euro can go i think this is a temporary movement i don't expect the last for very long time actually this will last for a few days or a few weeks no longer history shows that european governments are usually in a hurry to solve these issues and they usually try to solve to find solutions as quickly as possible i have already heard i would read a lot of us saying that they're close into a solution to not to restructure the debt which actually is the problem for me
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maybe investor private investors but to give an additional amount the amount of so you will so from this the relation front in order to support a weak economy that's actually maybe a way out temporary solution you know for the greek economy and this may calm down the markets as a kind of already happened in two thousand and ten a few times do you not call a fact elsewhere will build this current situation the weaker your help to fight inflation russia i really doubt that the problem with no inflation problem is foodstuff inflation and many many many other good cultural goods which made to bring prices like cotton for example which may affect the styles of the world a lot of stuff and these inflation does not come from european economies actually yes we do import some food stuff from you but not as much in order to help our economy to. go to help decrease our inflation or we ration is more the problem of emerging markets not on the rush abroad so china india brazil mainly
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others but this is not the question of the euro gold exchange rate. for example the right in the us and e.u. are retaining relatively low interest rates while the emerging economies are tuning to raise that is why is that happening. in the inflation and actually that's. that's down so we are facing rule two behind station and this is not the case for europe and for you the united states may see children increased risk of inflation at the same moment we see increased inflation already and for a few time with least. actually the difference between china between brazil between india russia for example between many many other emerging markets and maybe many people apart from the weight of food stocks and the consumer prospects in you will be significantly lower than in russia or even in greece and slogan russia around so this occasion distribution is the one food star who's up and that's what has
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happened some time ago. pressure more struggling markets and as. as emerging markets are highly affected by the foodstuff prices so they begin big begin to go to risk strategy that's what has kept coming china what has happened in brazil to some extent and maybe other. major markets russian central bank has been increasing rates for example with reserve requirements for some time and yes we are trying to find out information it's a moment and the united states they're facing sluggish economic development they're facing north korea and the not very good growth rates not very stable they're facing a lot of problems with. government beds and are the issues which they have to solve and for these they have to keep their rates rooted will go in terms of. in terms of meet me in refinance rates in rates and that's why we have our rates we see our rates increasing and we don't see their rates and growing significantly give you
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thank you very much for your analysis again you know the ocean chief economist it. this is just some other stuff. cisco is spreading its wings in russia as the first out of china components roll off a newly built russian production line the head of the from the russian unit outlines its investment blueprint for the country. when mount suddenly be investing the word of the next ten years at least a billion dollars into the strategic goal of mind of russian school toward being a part of that's true and a least a hundred million of them really and will probably go most likely go into venture financing like ships just started the license to manufacturing process for producing the first one in russia complete. the product itself. and the software. working on top of the service line. predates the russian federation. it's
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a good clock at how the stock market's up with all my asian shares are trading and look like a solid nikkei is edging a quarter of a cent for one of the games on the wall street the weekend is supporting exporters callen is gaining around a quarter percent while honda is up only two percent in hong kong resul stocks on the rise falling on a slight gain seen for the price and hit in russia the r.t.s. opened higher mice it will open in a few minutes on tuesday the markets closed slightly in the red after gaining from earlier losses on the back of the oil prices just beginning to rise again. the market in the us is about one else time.
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