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the u.n. observer mission in syria prepares for massive reinforcement all amid reports of truce violations by both the rebels and government troops. campaigning ends in france just ahead of sunday's presidential polls with voters facing a tough choice at a time of social division unemployment. energy hungry china works to secure a slice of the arctic and it's on top of mineral resources the chinese premier one of the nordic states. i know russia travels well beyond the arctic circle to see how toadying and fishing communities there are surviving and apparently thriving.
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very warm welcome to you this is the life from moscow with me will receive shea the syrian opposition has called for u.n. backed military intervention just ahead of a security council vote on a resolution to send hundreds of observers to the country moscow says the monitors on the ground would ultimately help to promote the cease fire agreement with multiple reports of the truce violated by both sides with the latest in new york is more important. there's been a combination of two resolutions to drop resolutions that were submitted to the u.n. security council one was submitted from russia the other submitted by the your european union now odd combination of these are present lucian's calls for. you and observer mission in syria to expand. their army a car of the third verse to
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a total of three hundred unarmed observers to go to syria and continue monitoring the cease fire that was implementing i know april twelfth a change in the house and the opposition group this is of course one of the many calls holes that were laid out by the mr coffee and on the joint envoy for for the syrians for the syria conflict and he laid out a six point peace plan cod and so this observer mission was one of many things he has asked for to bring about their use in syria another element of this trough resolution that we're told is that it calls a kind of syria to commit to its responsibilities and its pledges meaning the syrian government's recording all its obligations according to the kofi annan on its six point peace plan so it seems as though we're going to see another consensus
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across the board in the security council concerning 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's into guided for so long on how to approach syria and clearly we're seeing a consensus across the board among the international community. they're reporting from new york we can get some more details now on syria by our talking live to talk to a new doll former syrian ambassador to turkey now joining us live from damascus here on the program oh it's good to see you today thanks for coming on just ahead of the security council's vote on a resolution allowing more observers into syria the syrian national council reiterated calls for un backed military intervention do you think that's in line with the current ongoing peace plan. rethink your pleasure to
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be with you again just a quick comment on what. u.n. correspondent has mentioned in her report that what we expect is something that we have not seen for almost thirteen months i eat a consensus at the u.n. security council actually what we are seeing is that the security council has been moving more and more towards russia's point of view and toward the syrian principle in adopting a more balanced resolution and that's why that is a consensus that is happening now on the ground as you may know the terrorist gangs have blown up this morning an oil pipeline in the north of the country as the u.n. observers were visiting the probably the most perilous hotbed of violence so far in the ongoing crisis i.e. the city of homs yesterday they visited another hotbed the city and some villages and towns in that are in the south of the city and jordanian borders so the
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observers on the ground are doing their job the syrian government is facilitating their work as much and as far as it possibly could do and we are anticipating more observers almost three hundred of them to be on the ground working but reps get enties peace on the ground is not the mere presence of three hundred u.n. soldiers and officers what guarantees it to the crisis is a goodwill gesture by the so-called opposition and their regional and international backers and what you mentioned in your question actually it is yet another cogent proof that the so-called national council is seeking a repetition of the libyan scenario the catastrophically beaten scenario which neither russia. nor its people government and army would allow to happen
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on the ground here. it is not clear is not yemen is not tunisia syria is a vital country in the region and in the way it has is strong people strong willed army rotary and army it will defend to the last drop of blood it's the integrity of its territories against any military intervention so this is not a game only the threat of military action against syria necessarily means and even then the probably a global will we are here talking about. iran hizbollah the resistance movements in palestine. this whole axis of resistance will be involved in the war against israel will almost definitely be a diverse the price for any food the shelf them to invade syria or actually wait in
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the military action against syrian territory but you cannot so you can not a very broad explanation as to the ongoing crisis in syria it's interesting how you know it's that the assad government is is working with the observers here to try and give them a peaceful route so that the current observers before they're bolstered to a larger team can do their jobs but you mentioned terrorist gangs and also the fact that you mentioned some members of the security council are leading towards a possible libya scenario in your words a catastrophe as you called that why would certain members be willing or pursuing a libya type scenario when ultimately at the end of the day surely peace on both sides should be the objective. thank you very much for this question simply because america was defeated in iraq the iraqi people the iraqi resistance have actually scored a decisive victory against the american invaders america wants to make up for its
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loss in iraq and they fear that this region will be controlled by what i called the axis of resistance i.e. iran iraq syria and hizbollah and palestinian factions that are resisting the israeli occupation so they want to create a problem in syria they won't actually syria to be as weak as unstable as possible because they know for sure that the backbone of this axis is syria syria is the only other country that has been you know taking a steadfast position against israeli violations and occupation of arab territories albeit in the great land and the occupied syrian golan or in south lebanon or in gaza and the west bank so definitely the u.s. france the u.k. and some western allies regional capital mainly qatar and saudi arabia are now
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unfortunately turkey has joined the orchestra they are working on actually dismantling the very structure of the city and the state but i guarantee you and i got into your reviewers and i respect to the viewers worldwide that they will be defeated that one small in syria syria is not libya syria is not. syria is not yemen so that is a very strong country with a very strong army with the people that you have never seen anywhere in the way of the syrian people is a miracle by itself it's been with the standing almost fourteen months have sanctions of of caylee has been only killing of innocent. syrians and members of the syrian army and law enforcement forces today and yesterday was last article thirty five adversaries and soldiers and almost twenty civilians killed by those
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terrorist gangs or leveled the country. it was an international world that has been waged against syria for the last fourteen months but the syrian people they still have the same. lucian they still have the same results the same integrity the same military to their country to their land and we promise you somewhere is not going to be another libya if they ever take any foolish step to attack soon and militarily they're going to regret it for a very very very long time to come talk to new doubts about the now former syrian ambassador to turkey life in damascus thank you so much for coming on our team today. a media blackout in france in its presidential race is having a conference just a little space in a tight contest which threatens to oust the current leader nicolas sarkozy the expected to include socialist leader and a front runner. will be battling
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a run off to the side. now in just a week's time as also used reports economic gloom an all time high unemployment a dominating the voters. one day to go before the french hit the polls but one in four voters still haven't made up their top of the french people's jobs and money in their pockets especially at a time when unemployment is around ten percent getting an all time high that's about three million people unemployed so who can take the. people's problems who are to the latest poll socialist party candidate do you believe that about twenty nine percent all potential votes no not one to target the top income earners of the country but he is criticized for this widely perceived lack of experience how truly is incumbent nicolas sarkozy he's a deeply unpopular president and one recent poll you would declare him the most unpopular president in french history now his presidency has been marred with one economic crisis after another the last weeks of campaigning he's turned to more
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radical rhetoric just clamping down on immigration putting that number down or talking tough when it comes to security matters especially after the toulouse gun bad incident it was also taken on a more confrontational tone towards the european union proposing that france freeze its budget contribution to the e.u. budget now currently a third place according to the polls is most of the national front party she has been sticking to it and to the immigration platform vowing to cut down the number of illegal immigrants to ten thousand a year that's down from about one hundred eighty thousand at the moment and she has also said that she wants france to the euro and go back to the. french frank what's being called the big surprise of this french presidential campaign is the middle of the left and right now his numbers have doubled since january from about sixty seven percent to forty 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
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fiscal pact that had been signed he wants to withdraw from aig so he's taking on a very strong hard line approach these are the top four contenders for the top job in france so based on the rhetoric they've been using in their campaign france's european neighbors as well as other partners understand that no matter who takes on the presidency there will be disruptions to what the form of continue would be baby expect it's just a matter of to what extent these changes will impact the relationships and as far as french people are concerned they have a few more hours left to make that choice. right. historian and economist. maintains that the election campaign has failed to address the real issues affecting the everyday french citizens. for the moment you know france has a very weak economy with the huge problems problems of production problems of public debt over ninety percent of the g.d.p. problems of a massive unemployment problem to integrate the immigrants and so because this
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campaign was on the ball in fact sheet to discuss how really to reform france it's sure that we have a very huge trees to ave a major attack to after spain here on earth the french tighten up so i believe the season the way to reform france easier is the very important debate that was not unfortunately discussed and more a general point of view i believe this was a campaign based on protection on a very nationalist mood on the factory to rebuild to borders in france than that as far you know at the economies concerns finance but the immigrants too it's impossible to close a country and we have a true image in. a way to manage the immigration but we need any gratian as all the eighteen countries. these are currency crisis.
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cuts. tragic integration figures. who will be left standing when the people speak. the french election on r t. you know about the life in moscow it's good to have your company today still to come in the program a chance to live but cancer sufferers in india put their hope in a new law to allow western lifesaving medicines to be made locally and cheaper and therefore pumping thousands who otherwise just couldn't afford the treatment. protesters in egypt have staged the biggest rally in months to demand an immediate end to the military rule which they've lived under well for now about one year now the move comes a week after the army barred almost half of the prospective presidential candidates from standing in the upcoming election u.s. based analyst thinks at the end of the day the egyptian revolution has been
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hijacked. now obviously things are moving toward a 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 try move by the us doesn't want to relinquish power you've got a whole already of protesters out there with governor centers to do you know i mean say we want a genuine democracy in this country the question is who is ultimately going to control their the re 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 the protesters are realizing it's not. course
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a bear in mind lots more stories for you to investigate dot com including for example america's planned the for iran to find out about reports of about four hundred u.s. missile deployed to the persian gulf as washington gets ready to take quote all options against iran if it doesn't give up its nuclear program. and confessed killer richard gives a step by step description of exactly how he massacred sixty nine people on a holiday island in norway last year claiming he had to dehumanizing himself to carry out the atrocity i get more of this many other stories that are simply. the vast energy resources of the arctic have so far been fought for by the countries bordering the region but now china the world's biggest energy consumer is joining in the country's premier is touring europe first stopping in iceland where
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he signed a court on energy cooperation beijing also wants permanent observer status on the arctic council and some experts believe that beijing has a real chance of securing itself a slice chinese rising rising very quickly also politically and economically some of the western countries actually should have cautious their stores trying as their eyes saw the actually hesitant to give china this kind of status in the uk the concept i mean first of china will use always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not a contras so which are more friendly cause china english region not a problem another user china we're also us is economic pearl our each game that supports currency but where's there's you know prices a special for example i certainly i think china will use more of these wells to
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gain their support in the region. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today in just a few minutes here on the program we will be going to extremes. the rivers and drove russia's far north provide two things that are vital for the people that live here reindeer and fish come and see how life here revolves around them in just a few minutes on r.t. . twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow let's start with iraq for the arts the world of twenty six rocked northern baghdad killing four and injuring a dozen the first bomb exploded inside a minibus in the shia neighborhood seconds later a roadside bomb blew up just a few meters away two days ago al qaeda linked militants carried out a series of assaults across the capital leaving thirty dead and nearly one hundred wounded. brain protester has been found a shot dead after overnight clashes with security forces in support of the man and also being beaten by riot police the head of the controversial bahrain grand prix
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on friday tens of thousands took part in anti regime protests against the sunni ruling elite and demanded reforms activists have promised to mark this weekend's race with quote days of rage. investigators are trying to find out why a passenger plane crashed in pakistan on friday killing all one hundred twenty seven on board have now work up with the aircraft's flight recorders from the wreckage the boeing seven hundred thirty seven burst into flames and fields near as lombards international airport during a landing attempt in a thunderstorm a band has been imposed on the head of the bolger airline from leaving the country but the company had also recently just restarted business after shutting down due to financial problems over ten years ago. five men have been detained in afghanistan along with ten tons of material which could be used to make bombs
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security officials in afghanistan said the suspects were plotting to assassinate the country's vice president the news comes less than a week of the taliban government launched an eighteen hour assault on the capital's diplomatic district targeting western embassies and residences. now over a million people in india diagnosed every year with cancer most of the drugs they need to currently imported and that does not come cheap but that could be about to change though with a new law that means lifesaving medicine could actually be made locally with this report. she were the bees 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 at the mat assume the stores are expansive we have come from so far so there are times we don't have
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money to buy it. but now there might be a chance in a revolutionary move india's patent office has decided that there a german pharmaceutical powerhouse would lose its exclusive rights to manufacture a life saving cancer pail that i use was exorbitantly high he can give me for two of them of the order and soon. i know forty one. years from now a compulsory license would be given to a local indian pharmaceutical manufacture they could make the exact same drug buy cheaper all of the sudden bulls who are the number who hoard both medicine and would have no good most of the bosun that ensues. from 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 agreement spoke it's to provide
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medication to all people in developing countries that means the global pharmaceutical companies are required to sell a life altering medication at a reasonably apply to fight it people in those countries if they don't do 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. barry has said in statements that it is quote disappointed in the ruling and is looking for ways to challenge it this is a saga of what i'm going. to. give. you know. a chance to live and a chance for india to stand up against domination from the west preassure either r
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t new delhi india. or goes for an hour to an hour time to get our latest installation of russia close up our new adventure tour to one of the farthest flung parts of the nation. and today we're exploring russia's extreme north the region is bigger than france and a half of its territory lies beyond the arctic circle the winter lasts a good eight months a year which means few species can survive in such harsh conditions reindeer and fish they mean everything to the indigenous people populating this what some might call an welcoming land so we dispatched the artist one button to go and have a chilly but fun experience. and icon of the
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north nearly x. and other native north and peoples follow grazing reindeer wherever they go their routines revolving around the animals the life of the reindeer herd is usually hard in isolated but occasionally they gather to share their work and compete in the skills they hone in on the tundra and i'm about to join the celebrations. and i see throwing. stick questioning. and hurdle jumping all cause for competition but the main event is rapidly approaching. races bring teams from far and wide from the competition is tough i feel a bit nervous but my rivals get better every year even though i won last year this year the younger ones might compete on a par with me. and perhaps he's right to be a bit jittery it seems getting started is the trickiest moment.
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sometimes for cameramen to. look you're. just after the festivities and sit down to eat some reindeer of course but also that. other russian arctic speciality fish in this nearby factory there preparing thousands of them none of these is safe it all having been caught quota from local rivers and i'm told demand is booming for the from simple to that there isn't enough of our product even to cover the domestic market europeans find our products delicious and into logical if you were but so far with it we have enough of that to see where all this comes from we caught up with andre he's been fishing since he was a child on the today the river shark pike like his catch and raise a true russian northerner and we're going to
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a new thought i can't say for fishing in the south it may have his advantages as for me i love to fish right here in the north well it's frosty the air is fresh and the sun is great it's great it's literally ten plague later andres off to prepare his dinner and we have a small insight into the central importance of these animals to the lives of norman and well as without the fish and without the deer. and the lives of those who live here would be very empty indeed tom barton artie. and in just a couple of moments here on the program where we hear from people concerned that their back gardens are being turned into shoojit gas. after the headlines.
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