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massacre additional food and syrian government forces find a butchered corpses of women and children killed in a hopeless tile slaughter once again coinciding with a high profile appearance of kofi annan a. touching sore points global political tension shift eastward as president bush meets iranian and afghan leaders in beijing wrapping up his chinese tour. plus political revolution that failed to bring a cultural one women in egypt fear their fight for equality is due as long as rise from the ashes of the uprising.
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this is r t live from moscow with marina joshie and new massacre has apparently taken place in syria in a small village near the city of hama you might find some of the images disturbing the circumstances appear to be eerily similar to those surrounding the bloody slaughter in the town of houla last month well again it was all looted by a government bombardment against a rebel stronghold in the village after heavy fighting troops reportedly found scores of civilians going tonight out and shot or stabbed to death while this video apparently from the scene shows some of the victims who appeared to have been dead for days killed well before the government forces to convey. international affairs and a fancy alice believes it time a highly suspicious. over seventy were killed it was. the by between these might have belonged to a group that was said that so they could see the called the baby but with the
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support of the government they certainly received they were even water to cultivate the they were protected by the rift is so with the that they play with the relations we've lost cause i cut the loot for sure. the best to gauge and i suspect but they by happy killed by papers of the rebels the opposition blame me . try to speak the internationally they were a separate group he would have been. there because they the belong to the me group but then provoke an international outrage has the best. book if this case is he's quite striking the peace like the houla massacre that it what they were what it just before kofi about specific to syria know. what that is about the situation but it is classic or happens so it seems to me that there are
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limits your posts each show who are very old scrupulosity they don't want to go back with simply should be if i have. to go here to go with the us. is so their recurrent police parable but that's where the whole massacre occurred on the eve of kofi annan visit to syria this latest blood bath comes just to have a un security council meeting but in the halls of the united nations deadlock over a damascus proving no barrier for some are finalizing plans for a post office in syria i reports. the united nations is the only diplomatic forum where every country is supposed to be governed by the same rules the united nation's founding charter kohls upon us to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security a founding member and biggest financial contributor america ratified inside the u.n. treaty in one thousand nine hundred five which prohibits unprovoked attacks or military
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interventions in sovereign countries unless authorized by the un security council. my fellow americans today our armed forces joined our nato allies in air strikes against serbian forces responsible for the brutality in kosovo in recent decades the us has been seen violating the very international laws it helped create we have acted with resolve the u.s. and its allies also acted without authorization from the u.n. security council when it launched a seventy eight day aerial attack on yugoslavia in one thousand nine hundred nine nato starts war against the federal republic of yugoslavia serbia and montenegro. serbia for seventy eight days occupies kosovo and this doesn't have you an authorization until the very end the us again disregarded international law in two thousand and three after the security council refused to support a military strike on iraq they withdrew their new additional resolution rather than
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face defeat clearing it is their argument the way for a military campaign without any new u.n. approval the united nations security council has not lived up to its responsibilities. so we will rise to ours and it's not in conformity with the u.n. charter from our point of in from the charter point of view because of the by circumventing international law for geo political interests experts say the us has systematically damage the confidence and credibility of the un it's been used by the united states i think as a fig leaf to to get multilateral approval from the policies that the u.s. u.s. wants to do but if the u.n. doesn't agree with the united states as you know the case of iraq or kosovo the united states just disregards in the case of syria were kofi annan fragile peace plan has showed slow progress washington is prepared to once again bypass the un if the security council fails to impose more pressure on damascus and members of this
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council and members of the international community are left with the option only of having to consider whether they're prepared to take actions outside of the annan plan and the authority of this council groans have no need for diplomacy they have the legions apparently the united states thinks it has no need for diplomacy it has missiles and drones the u.n. was founded at the end of the second world war as a place for countries to solve conflicts through dialogue rather than gunfire however the honorable goal of maintaining global peace and security becomes harder to attain every time a member state decides to play by its own rules growing up or not i r t new york. clashes in syria have already spilled over the border to lebanon are teammates where the country's interior minister who believes a virus of the syrian violence could be contagious for the whole region here's a taste of what's coming for you in about twenty five minutes from now. we have
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some global and arab interests clashing and we all understand that what we don't understand is where this clash will take us in the end but we can say one thing with about if the shoe. and conflict is resolved one way or another this will affect the situation in lebanon lebanon security doesn't depend on lebanon alone politically and in terms of security and lebanon depends on external factors as well the queen the people of lebanon have close religious ime family ties with neighboring states. a foreign military interference into syria's affairs and strong arming air regime change there is unacceptable that's the message coming from central asia six pioneering powers at a shell high cooperation organization summit in beijing wrapped up all eyes now are on his friends as where rainy and advantages are brought to the forefront always here cesc explains. well the shanghai cooperation organization summit which last
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two days now has come to an end with some very important security agreements have been signed between the parties involved but definitely the most interesting events of today are the meetings the. leaders of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad and afghanistan first of all. china for him it's just the place to be because it is probably one of the few places in the world where he is not being threatened by sanctions where you can all feel relaxed and smiling we saw on the cameras as he was walking inside the building how children relaxed he was definitely putting on him had a lot to talk about because russia plays a very important role in mediating the conflict between iran and the west moreover the timing of this particular meeting in beijing is very important as well because in the middle of june we're expecting a five plus one group of negotiators to meet in moscow to discuss the iranian issue certainly this happens i mean the time when washington does not rule out military action against iran and constantly keeps slapping iran with different sort of
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economic and trade sanctions both russia and china support to support the civil nuclear program in iran at the same time they would not support any military nuclear program in this country now as for the meeting with it's also seen as very crucial because russia is now playing a very important role in afghanistan providing one of its military bases in the town it will be honest for the nato troops to deliver its military cargo to afghanistan to help with draw all of the u.s. troops from the country by the end of twenty fourteen it's evident to many that the war on terror in afghanistan is not working out as it was planned civilians are being killed by terrorists drug trafficking in the still there so russia certainly wants to play a very important role in bringing this country to peace both russia and china have agreed to bolster their military ties of the news which would probably be unwelcome in the west and particularly in the united states definitely this latest meeting between the leaders of china and russia
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a very interesting spin to the international geopolitics. well we're always interested in your thoughts on the stories we're covering at r.t. dot com we're asking what do you think the reasons behind russia stepping up its military ties with china are well so far the majority of respondents think it's to keep washington's asia pacific ambitions in check one thousand percent say moscow wants to ensure regional security others are split between two options to keep tabs on china's growing military might and gain more in the region in the un security council to join a vote at or t. dot com. the bloodletting continues to span all across afghanistan with scores of people killed in a recent wave of bombings including a nato air strike local officials say eighteen civilians died at a wedding ceremony when the alliance forces launched an air raid on a village in the country's east nato commanders have denied a report claiming the only wiped out taliban fires the same day three suicide bombers hit a market outside
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a sprawling nato base in kandahar killing twenty two people investigative journalist gareth porter says nato activity in afghanistan has become a magnet for civilian deaths were ever it happens. this whole problem of u.s. and nato military operations both airstrikes and mate raids is a situation that has caused enormous opposition from the population particularly on the ocean in southern afghanistan the. region of the country to increasingly of pose the presence of u.s. and nato forces if you look at the casualty figures for civilians and you compare them with the level of foreign troops operating in afghanistan you can see that there's a direct correlation between the two and the more u.s. and nato forces particularly u.s. military forces are active in
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a particular area the more civilians are going to be caught up in the fighting so the exact opposite is really the reality of the claim but the united states could ever protect the civilian population. well silicone for you the program the pirates riding a wave to success there is a mutiny on the political ship in germany as a pirate party uses the economic crisis and a friendly face to take a first step onto the ladder to power. plus as the trial of america's most famous army whistleblower gets going in court it turns out it's the u.s. government that's hiding skeletons in the closet. the health of ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak has worsened dramatically comes just days after the eighty four year old was jailed for life for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising the former leader is currently in intensive care suffering from shock with high blood pressure and severe depression and with
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the run off looming on june the sixteenth hundreds of thousands of in tahrir square are calling for mubarak's former prime minister ahmed shafik to be disqualified from the presidential race from an egyptian revolution hasn't brought the change they were hoping for and that's practically the case for women are to sarah firth explains. when this egyptian woman was dragged into town to be exposed and abused by the military men and it serves as a stark reminder that barrack might have been talking that egypt's arab spring has many hurdles to overcome if it's to blossom into a democracy for a conservative cult show watching a woman exposed in that way open the floodgates to shocking tales of female protesters subjected to violence and sexual harassment not just at the hands of those they opposed that their fellow revolutionaries is still we're having a small profit on with some men and the streets that there are still
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a little bit again as having women with them side to side in the women played a vital role in egypt's revolution but what the future now holds for women and their rights. it's far from certain the life of women actually is what water i'd like my dog to to live. i do less and the same way i live my i do this with no harassment sexual harassment is rampant in egypt forcing women to wear conservative clothes and even avoid areas where they might come into close contact with men because of the problems a sexual harassment but a lot of women complain about in cairo the metro system has some areas for women only many of the women say that's avoid some of the men's wondering. egypt's now facing the prospect of an islamic government that's raising fears over what it could mean for women's rights i met with as around one of just eleven female m.p.'s
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and a member of the muslim brotherhood she's controversially condoned the practice of female circumcision which was banned under the former regime. who agreed the rules of the constitution first. the rules for women and for america and we will do what is right. these coups to revoke hard won women's rights could risk egypt's new modern democracy becoming a terrifying throwback to the past ages of female oppression now to begin from. point which is very for st tng because usually off to the river you feel that you're going to gain the political revolution in egypt maybe in full flow but the cultural one it seems could be just getting started so if the timing for member a we've got all the latest
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stories and videos on our website r.t. dot com to check out what's waiting for you there right now. why would you ask presidential hopeful mitt romney make an appearance at this year's top secret build of our own friends now and for being needing all of the world's movers and shakers investigate what. am being aware of the running beast it's been discovered dad thirty thousand years ago stone age people were using animation techniques in their cave drawings creating an impression of animals moving. to germany as it should move towards a political union in a europe even if some states are reluctant to do the same the country's chancellor angela merkel has signaled is that could be
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a cure to the financial woes on wednesday moody's rating agency slap germany's top banks with a downgrade something some european economist have been expecting all along. we've really heard the truth that i think many in finance knew all along but i'm such as commerce buying they build themselves up by huge portfolio where they thought they were being very very clever by buying themselves boards of places such as greece italy spain in other words all the places where not they can't possibly sell their debt because the government sort of effectively in huge problems so therefore what's happened is one small or another little layer of the onion let us say because we knew the way and that's examining and showing us that ultimately the euro has no clothes the european union is in a total mess due to its three years of denial of its economic problems all of the
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politicians hope basically left the people stranded the new government in spain went into the nile mode from the ball and they came into office and six months later they've suddenly realized what anybody who was remotely financially literate could work out six months ago or two years ago even spanish banks are lost and ultimately there needs to be a way in order to manage to rescue them but the conventional be like mechanisms are not going to work and that's why ultimately it's very difficult to see tragically whether or not there really is a future to the euro was a currency because it's a disastrous political scheme rather than an economic engine of prosperity rather it's the opposite it's putting people out of work for up work rather than putting them in jobs as a european financial rollercoaster ahip spray not just economies but also governments down it's given some political parties a chance to get to the top of the pirate party in germany has seen
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a surge in popularity as people decide not to put their trust in traditional factions i guess they were just kind of assess as their political ambitions. it may seem like a hollow convention but don't let these outfits for you this is the annual conference of the pirate party of germany only three years ago it had just about one thousand members and now there are almost thirty thousand and with deputies in three women including in berlin paris or hijacking their way into mainstream politics paris have become more beautiful landscape in germany that a lot of parties have to take back and you already see the people reacting to the party success story started in local elections last september when they surprisingly won newly named percent of votes now according to opinion polls the party would capture up to thirteen percent of votes across germany if the election to the national parliament was held today the pirates are
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a newcomer within the party system they produce a kind of policy making people didn't expect from a traditional party they offer a new start in political communication and they offer a kind of a platform for the transport of political protest. the pointers are all about participation and transparency allowing all members to take part in discussions online and it doesn't seem to matter that so far leave me submitted to me to political motions and school spy ware until conservations or that their favorite meeting spot is a bar in berlin they don't have a stance on foreign affairs or the financial crisis and have already made a few mistakes along the way with one senior member comparing their success to the first years of hitler's nazis though he quickly apologized we don't take ourselves so seriously we're not us as other politicians are we we know that we're human and
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we make mistakes and accept that make mistakes and therefore we have no problems with saying ok sorry i was wrong germany's national parliamentary election is planned for next year and the pirates are ready for battle just like most young organizations the pirate party of germany is going through its own case of growing pains but its popularity and flyers are on the rise and it could be time for mainstream politicians to watch out for the new kids on the block has gone off r.t. germany. wasn't take a look at some other stories from around the world several dozen people rallied in hong kong following the recent death of an ailing chinese labor activist protestors have cast doubt on beijing's official explanation that he hanged himself the one young who have been imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital as a year after being released from jail he was sentenced for counter-revolutionary
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propaganda in one thousand nine hundred nine after the bloody military crackdown on protesters in beijing. u.s. federal agents have arrested dozens of workers at where the ricos largest airport on suspicion of smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine thirty three people are accused of sending the drugs aboard commercial flights for at least a decade and there is a specter of belonging to two puerto rico based drug trafficking organizations that work together now it's thought the drugs were santa to several american cities including miami and new york. the space shuttle enterprise has arrived file home after floating up the hudson river it's been lifted into place of the sea air and space museum in new york although it's never been on an actual space mission it was used as a test vehicle for experiments on the ground it was brought to to york after nasa decided to and thirty year shuttle program. a pretrial
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hearings in the case of bradley manning accused of the biggest classified data leak in u.s. history have kicked off and maryland bob there is growing concern over the air fairness with the u.s. government's withholding more than two hundred thousand relevant documents from manning's to fans blogger caravan star who witnessed the first hearing shares his impressions. what was really clear today is that the government has been misrepresenting intentionally the sort of evidence that it has in its possession that it knows agencies possess which they do not want to turn over to the defense they cite legal reasons and the military justice rules and they talk about the fact that the defense hasn't been specific and they make up how they haven't you certain terms that you would normally use so they're just you know going above and beyond to stall and make sure that they can keep going where they don't provide the
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information that the defense wants that's just not the role of the judge is actually the person who makes the decision on whether evidence is supposed to be turned over to the defense is the government or the prosecution's decision. and straight into the world of business from here. what do you have for us this hour well first of all i think i'm going to stop making predictions about the european markets because i never get it right i do want to go to the russian markets though i guess that's why i'm presenting the analyzing if you will let's take a look at the european markets and the latest figures what's happening there well they are in pause the techs and if they do they go south as we've been saying earlier that's because first of all they started minimizing earlier again by then they sort of backed off against that the footsies getting almost half a percent of that is already there and what we have investors is waiting to hear what will happen when the us federal reserve chief ben bernanke will make
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a testimony in the congress there and also another. in spain and we have more than that first of all the government there will test the waters of the global credit market later today and it will do that by raising one point six billion dollars of all trying to do so that's somewhat speculations it's been seeking a bailout funds that are. he needs to find that least eighty billion euros. which of course have been struggling due to bad loans. well year the markets are in red territory because the yards yes it is dropping around half a percent although my sense is already over half a percent we've been seeing volatility over the past two days and also important to mention that russians think development bank b. is done in sioux support the russian equity market in the will do so by selling stocks right now not only will it make profit because russian that b.g. is quite cheap right now but it will also help to reduce volatility on the markets
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now the reason why the russian markets are in the right territory that's because the oil prices are headed south and we'll have more on that in just a second but let's take a look at currencies. and see what's happening in europe which is the moves in the against the dollar when it comes to the ruble it's gaining against both major currencies and that's credit suit russia which has been putting a lot of effort to make sure that it's stronger and that's because we've seen a lot of weakness will there will be especially for the month of may when that lost fourteen percent of its value now crude as i said gains for the war this straight day and then that rises out it had in the south because the lights were destroyed i had eighty four dollars and sixty nine cents per barrel and for the letters exactly i had one hundred dollars for a barrel of discounts despite the fact that we're hearing that the u.s. economy might get an additional quantitative easing but we're not sure yet no announcement has been made and also iran has signaled that it will take a hard stance on its nuclear talks normally this combination should result in
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higher prices but we've seen the prices now and the final look at asian markets which have now close are the only ones that close in pauses of territory so far then they can add it up over one percent while the hang seng at a point eight of five percent and there we had banking stocks in a particularly well and also weakening yen helped to boost exporters in japan we had and pound us on that. it was an album for precise and the black and this is how the business up it looks the sour about c m arena right now predictions for you were a bellwether actions and it was done with k f well looking forward to more news from you next hour of course as always and coming up here on our team in just a few minutes our interview with a lebanese interior minister right after her minor the headlines stay with us.
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