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u.n. . massive observer mission to syria ultimately a last ditch attempt to prevent an all out civil war. decision time in france after final appeals to voters are made by presidential hopefuls all the top job in a country hit by social divisions a new report unemployment. the chinese economic powerhouse sets its sights on the arctic as beijing weighs in for a slice of the untapped riches. it is good to have you with us today here on our. coming to you live from moscow the
u.n. is expected to send hundreds of observers to syria after the security council votes on a resolution that will be later on saturday russia wants the monitors to fly out at once as the violence in syria grinds on despite the u.n. brokered cease fire but in new york with the latest details as r.t. is marina porter. there's been a combination of two resolutions to draft resolutions that were submitted to the u.n. security council one was a better from russia the other submitted by the your european union now odd combination of these resolutions polls for the un observer mission in syria to expand. their money a car of the third verse to return all of the three hundred unarmed observers to go to syria and continue monitoring the cease fire that was implemented on april twelfth to change and i ask this any opposition group this is of course one of the
many calls holes that were laid out by mr kofi annan on joint envoy. for the syrian president syria conflict so he laid out a six point peace plan cause and so this observer mission is one of many he has asked for to worrying about the police in syria i know there are elements of this your opera solution that we're told is that it calls upon syria to commit to its responsibilities and its pledges meaning the syrian government regarding all its obligations according to kofi annan on that six point peace plan so it seems as though we're going to see another consensus across the board in the security council can turn in syria this will be the second saturday in a row where another resolution would be adopted the vote is expected to be held on saturday and it is expected to be voted upon and adopted and this would clearly
show something that we haven't seen for thirteen months because the security council has been divided for so long on how to approach syria and clearly receive a consensus across the board among the international community. it's very important our reporting that what i'm more than a year of violence in syria is said to have killed around ten thousand people so all of it concerned the country is on the brink of a civil war. beutler now reports from the city where the uprising began to ask people whether it's all been worth it. they call it the radio of the syrian revolution when a group of schoolkids was arrested in daraa last spring for painting and yourself there feeding protests to stick to the streets for days and now. the syrian military responded by rolling mean its tanks even a year later the chief security officer in daraa is unapologetic those demonstrators were backed by
a gunman shooting at civilians and of course their intention was to put the blame on the government and those kids did was give them fuel food and made them regular things. but even among assad supporters it's not a view shared by everyone to protest in daraa and being seen crime down by the military through the turning point for syria and in hindsight some syrian officials now wish they handled it differently. we made a mistake when back in the days we didn't give a chance to syria based peaceful opposition to express itself more freely some of them truly care about the new should now we have to deal with the armed rebels the council in is stan ball and then you have religious six like the selfies or the muslim brothers. because nellie's no longer bound to your emergency law lifted the syrian authorities are now trying to get the media on their side it will load more foreign journalists into the country stipulated by the annan plan and. they
call the real picture. but the goal of tell the realities on the ground put their own spin on any p.r. effort. as the new stuff u.n. monitors and foreign journalists spread around that are. intensifying attacks on the army units forcing syrian officials to abandon the street talk and her journal is back onto the bus is the government. the chair is groups using any occasion any visit beach international or borders to force the army to respond to them. while their federal government inability to find the right balance between freedom and security may have allowed this conflict to take off many analysts believe that there are any how to do it is also crucial for its resolution president assad has long spoken about reforms he's been
a popular president for most syrians for a long time because of his so-called reform plans i think this protest in syria actually helped us because you know there are people within the syrian regime who don't really wants reform there the hardliners so so this actually helps sort of you know the reform minded members of the regime in government. you know their reform a lot more quickly if you're into the uprising is still one of the most turbulent cities in syria despite checkpoints all around the seastar is breached on an almost daily basis and here people are just as afraid to talk as their straight. protest in daraa had been called the spark that ignited the syrian flame and share with the past year a scourge that a sizable part of this country and while some syrian officials may now have regrets what their way down a flashpoint was handled that's not nearly enough to extinguish the fire somebody
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from the polls to elect a new president. the second round will see a runoff between the top three. vying for the job rather a colorful mix of policies and promises breaking it all down for us. one day to go before the french hit the polls but one in four voters still haven't made up their minds yet talk of the french people's concerns are jobs and money in their pockets especially at a time when unemployment is around ten percent hitting an all time high that's about three million people unemployed so who can take the. people's problems well according to the latest poll socialist party. is to believe that about twenty nine percent all potential voters don't want want to target the top income earners of the country but he is criticized for this widely perceived lack of experience truly beyond
a lot of his incumbent you can see these are deeply unpopular president and one recent poll you would declare him the most unpopular president in history now his presidency has been marred with what economic crisis after another the last weeks of campaigning he's turned to more radical rhetoric of just clamping down on immigration putting that number down or talking tough when it comes to security matters especially after that to lose that incident and he's also taken on a more confrontational tone towards the european union proposing that france freeze its was a contribution to the e.u. budget currently according to the polls is most of the national front party as he has been sticking to it i'm to immigration platform vowing to cut down the number of illegal immigrants attempt thousand here that's down from about one hundred eighty thousand at the moment and she has also said that she wants france to stop the euro and go back to the french currency the french frank and what's being called the big surprise of this french presidential campaign is. all of the left right now his numbers have doubled. it's january from about six to seven percent to
fourteen percent now he is mincing no words he's talking about a civic insurrection a revolution he did now says the financial sector and he also was shot as the e.u. a fiscal pact there have been side he wants to draw from so he's taking on a very strong hardline approach these are the top four contenders vying for the talk so based on the referee they've been using in their campaign france's you have neighbors as well as other partners understand that no matter who takes on the presidency there will be disruptions to what the form of contiguity baby may be expected it's just a matter of to what extent these changes will impact the relationships as far as french people are concerned they have a few more hours left to make that choice. reporting the story on the economist nicolas. the election campaign has failed to address the real issues affecting ordinary french people and that is that little change often. this is
a very important election for france with very high history called stakes and the woman and on the other hand the campaign was in fact very low and the meet your problems is a major matters earth concerns for the french we're not discussed that's why there is a very important risk for the french not to go to to vote and perhaps to have a surprise is exactly as the no presents to win move mr pena was that the second round of the election so and this is another way why we will not have a real political basis to modernize france because a lot of french will not go to vote tomorrow in fact to for the moment that is a very worrying for each of this campaign because it is a fundamental programs of france of production competitiveness public debt and the way to cut public spending is if this wasn't discussed so there is no real basis to
modernize and to reform france after this election. and move to a currency crisis tough cuts. tragic integration. who will be left standing with the people speech. the french election on r.t. . you're with us from moscow are still to come for you this hour i harsh a lesson for canadians students at a rallying against a steep hike and she wished she came in for some rough treatment from riot police that story is coming your way in just a few minutes here on the program. just weeks ahead of the post mubarak presidential vote in egypt tens of thousands of once again filled cairo's central square in protest demonstrators want an immediate end to military rule which they've lived under now for just about a year the military approved the disqualification of nearly half the presidential
candidates this week that ended up sparking public fury the leading political forces accuse the generals of trying to cling on to power despite their pledge to stand down by july protesters also want former mubarak officials out of politics and on trial u.s. based analyst jacob pawnbroker thinks the gyptian revolution has at the end of the day been hijacked. obviously things are moving to try to collusion here the military doesn't want to give up its privileged position in society the protesters want a genuine democratic system where this thing is headed to impossible to know you've got this complex force taking place there you've got the military dictatorship the new by the u.s. doesn't want to really push power you've got a whole range of protesters out there with diverse interests that you know i mean say we want a genuine democracy in this country the question is who is ultimately going to control their the rate their reign of power here and the military is making it very
clear that this isn't just a temporary transition to civilian rule they've made it very clear we're here to stay we're the ultimate power we will permit elections to be to be had but under our ultimate control we maintain the ultimate power in this society how is that a genuine democracy protesters are realizing it's not. what china's geo political ambitions are seeing it and to fight for the past energy resources of the arctic on a visit to europe the country's prime minister is expected to look for backing from nordic states for beijing's bid to gain a foothold in that region and i was a first step the world's biggest energy consumer seeking permanent observer status on the arctic council currently it consists of eight countries with stakes in the now the shrinking of the polar ice cap which makes the regions vast mineral resources more accessible certainly stirred up some territorial disputes talking
going chan over search for the east asian institute says the beijing has a real chance of securing itself. because of its economic. chinese rising rising very quickly politically and economically somewhat western countries actually true their approaches stares towards china's their eyes sort of yes actually hesitant to give china this kind of status in the uk the consul i mean first of china will use always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not it countries which are also friendly towards china in this region another problem another you see is that china will also us is. our each game that supports currently the west is in the crisis specially for example i certainly i think china will use more of the wells to. gain their support in the reason. they stay with us here at r t still ahead for you in this hour are these resident
asked whether genetically modified food is a welcome reality or an unwanted risk. i do think a lot of it is corporate driven here and it is really that for money unfortunately modifying genetically food is totally we couldn't control the media want to pick this solutions that will make i'm sure they can basically. find out what others in new york think about that issue certainly a sensitive one you can watch the president in about ten minutes time here on the program also. listen to russia's far north provide two things that the vital for the people that live here and fish come and see how life here revolves around them just a few minutes on r.t. . in canada riot police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of students protesting outside a government building in central montreal at least two demonstrators and two
officers were injured in the violence seventeen were arrested by students angry at a planned seventy five percent rise in tuition fees they've been demonstrating almost daily since declaring a boycott on classes over two months ago the government refusing to back down citizen and independent journalist burn out of the sun the situation is getting more violent and the police reaction is too heavy handed. what is going on is that the students and not only his students but many citizens are mad at the attitude of the government he doesn't want to discuss it all of the praise of student fees which was decided actually were according to the prime minister here ago and they don't want to accept this because they feel that it will prevent a lot of deserving students to attend university and to eventually get a degree and find out who enjoy our band the prime minister he said.
with a laugh he scored two students he said. he wants to give them a job as far north as possible so that to ensure you a lot of people and there were. clashes between police and protesters into street and also yesterday and the day before yesterday massive. hundreds of people were arrested given a huge fines four hundred dollars fines for just walking in the street it's very very repressed and the climate is very is creating yeah by the are right now in just a moment we'll get to be artsy wild update up of an hour over a million people and in the area diagnosed with cancer every year yet like a percent of the treatment drugs are currently imported and they don't come cheap though that could be about to change with a new law that means a lifesaving drugs can be manufactured locally but with this report is pretty straight. she learned the bee is one of the two point five million
people in india dying from cancer while she spent three thousand dollars of her money and traveled for three hundred fifty miles from her home to get proper treatment she believes there is no hope for her address back at the modest sounds of the stores are expansive we have come from so far so there are times we don't have money to burn it. but now there might be a chance in a revolutionary move india's patent office has decided that they're a german pharmaceutical powerhouse would lose its exclusive rights to manufacture a life saving cancer pill the right use was absorbed into the heart. you can manufacture of some of that order and cynthia it was an affordable to the indian population now a compulsory license would be given to a local indian pharmaceutical manufacture they could make the exact same drug buy cheaper all of a sudden bosworth
a number of medicine and what have i know the good news but those latest news. on the price it's all possible because of a revised trade and international property rights agreement passed by the world trade organization known as trips to trips agreements focus is to provide medication to all for people in developing countries that means the global pharmaceutical companies are required to sell a life altering medication at a reasonably of one of the people in those countries if they jones to that patent offices in those countries can ask these global pharmaceutical companies to provide compulsory licenses so that a local manufacturer can benefit make those drugs the idea is that the global pharmaceutical companies would then be stripped of their monopoly on drugs in developing countries. there has been statements that it is quote disappointed in
the ruling and is looking for ways to challenge it this is something a lot of to do that they don't hold us to keep their. pricing in all the things you know. it's a chance to live and to chance for india to stand out against domination from the west preassure either r t new delhi india. or other starting with iraq let's get to the r.t. world of some other global news a refund of twenty closure northern baghdad killing at least three and injuring a gazan it comes just two days after al-qaeda linked militants carried out a series of assaults across the capital of those attacks left at least thirty dead and nearly one hundred wounded. five suspected militants were found with ten tons of explosives have been arrested in kabul security officials in afghanistan say that the men were plotting to assassinate the country's vice president the news
comes less than a week after the taliban gunmen carried out an eighteen hour assault on the capital's diplomatic district during which or thirty six militants were killed. why well it is now our time for the latest edition of our russia close up series of today we're heading off to the country's very remote and very chilly north. northern russia is known for its vast tundra and certainly it's harsh climate though a tiny population that lives in this area remains completely cut off from the rest of the country frankly they don't seem too bothered about it off to greet them as artie's tonga. an icon of the north and yet some of the native northern peoples follow brazing reindeer wherever they go
their routines revolving around the animals the life of the reindeer herder is usually hot and isolated but occasionally they gather to share their world and compete in the skills they hone in on the tundra and i'm about to join the celebrations. last seen throwing. stick wrestling. and hurdle jumping all cause for competition but the main event is rapidly approaching. ranging races bring teams from far and wide from the competition is tough i feel a bit nervous but it is my rivals get better every year even though i won last year this year the younger ones may compete on a par with me. and perhaps he's right to be a bit jittery it seems getting started is the trickiest moment.
sometimes for a cameraman to. look you're. going. after the festivities and sit down to eat some reindeer of course but also that other russian arctic speciality fish in this nearby factory they're preparing fountains all for none of these a seething all having been caught quota from the local rivers and i'm told the man is booming in the fruits of the tick as if there isn't enough of our product even to cover the domestic market europeans find our products delicious and a collage ical if you were but so far with simply haven't enough of them. to see where all this comes from we caught up with andre he's been fishing since he was a child on the hope today the river shark pike like his catch and dream. true russian more than a year from where we can say for fishing in the south it may have as advantages as
for me i love to fish right here in the north when it's frosty the air is fresh and the sun is bright it's great. ten point later andres off to prepare his dinner and we have a small insight central importance of these animals to the lives of new ones. without the fish and without the deer. and the lives of those who live here would be very empty indeed tom watson. and i from a healthy fare in the russian arctic to food now which is genetically modified our very you your glory half a nest asks people in the streets whether they think g.m. food is safe. are you concerned about genetically modified or enhanced foods or if it just an overblown issue this week let's talk about that do you care if you. obviously do
not i'm well i think it's less processed foods in europe that's for sure yeah i do think a lot of it is corporate driven here and it is related to money unfortunately modifying genetically food is totally we couldn't controlling they want to pick up food sources over make i'm sort they can basically push up on us so why are americans ok which i think is the knowledge they want to get information from regular t.v. . just being in thirteen did you know that coca-cola is made with high focus corn syrup in the united states but everywhere else it's made with pure cane sugar i didn't know that. so why don't americans demand better things in their food. they don't want to pay more money for the food. they used to what they're eating. they don't care as long as they're comfortable it doesn't matter but would be modest i think our country is run by greed and money and there's
a lot of issues here so. you could say when the greed is so strong that it messes with what people eat. i think i think you just answered the question with your question do you think that because the population is growing and growing and growing but we're bound to eat things like bait in petri dishes and those kinds of extremes probably yes there's this website i don't remember the name of it but supposedly you put what you we in a week and told you how many earths we would need for everyone in the world the same amount but you know why or when i was bitten and it turns out. there really need to be six earths for me i don't know you know decent size to say the least but you know you express that if american stops by gently modified food rather you think that they stop making it all that's one hundred percent yes the planes and i'm going to demand dries up the supply dries up to need to start putting that on labels that everything that's been there right absolutely and more people are
getting wise to labels now i think when they're in the supermarkets and the shop in those see the signs you know the stunt to read more than to get off the shelf and put in a basket i think the slowly get the idea through media but i think it needs to go more useful further whether or not you're concerned about genetically modified foods the bottom line is if you live in the united states you're probably eating a lot more of them than you realize. i mean here i'll tell you how to recap you with the headlines off. spotlight focusing on the u.s. russia business rush.
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