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i mean. i just finished. fifth. fringe forces take control of a strategic your in your mind he needs are as questions mount over the leadership and direction of president francois hollande. syria's president warns of possible retribution after israel strongly means a tools behind a course board as strike close to damascus. and the spanish prime minister visits germany for e.u. budget talks a brief response from the economic crisis and corruption scandal engulfing him by power.
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news from russia and iran the wall this is our see with. hello and welcome to the program france has send its military to share in the effort to strengthen security at one of the country's biggest you're a new mines nisha as president says efforts are being made to avoid a similar situation to last month's hostage crisis in neighboring algeria the french military campaign has been in northern mali it was for several hundred kilometers from the mining sites so the facility is operated by a french mining giant a major player in a country which is the world's fifth largest producer over a new france heavily depends on nuclear power for its domestic energy makes up nearly seventy percent of the total israel so it's still discontent among mine workers last year he protested against working conditions and wages many believe new phrase key to france's editor security and french president all around countries come to his economy because as maria a few notional reports there are increasing doubts about whether or not it can turn
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a toronto. president on law and is welcomed as liberators in mali. after france's military operation against the islamists occupation back at home crowds are also gathered but with a starkly different mood where people are fired up over the continued decline of europe's second largest economy despite the president's promises to create at least one hundred thousand new jobs the nation is shedding them at an alarming rate last november about a thousand every day the worst figures in years the country's unemployment is approaching a shocking eleven percent with more than three million jobless the french daily lives and claims the exact situation could be even worse if official statistics included youngsters never registered for the unemployment program or those who left it and those stuck with part time work the paper says the rate would then triple but there are certain. people expected to have
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a strong president and they understand that a law and doesn't have enough experience for competence to improve things is too weak as we see from the fans who are so you know believes the strategic mistake was to rectify the e.u. so-called three percent treaty force in france to reduce its budget deficit down from four point five percent by hiking taxes and cutting spending. but while harsh criticism expected from the opposition disapprovals also been growing from like minded left wingers or complains when i think the president especially of a country like france one of six e.u. founders should be strong enough to say stop to others and say hey i have my nation behind me and they elected me to make changes instead he surrendered because he's more worried about the country's debt and the ratings agencies make. in a short video french communists put together some of our lawns major presidential campaign vows none of which they say came true. but what that's all that if you
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know the value added tax increase. i think it's inappropriate and unjustified and unreasonable and too hasty. what happened to well that's to remind the president you remember you promised to review the european treaty you didn't do that your german bring said a three percent deficit isn't real but now only say it's possible etc etc you can't not do what you promised meanwhile recent polls show a little rise in the fringes of breaking forty four percent in january december's forty percent the lowest since we launched an office in may. every week that is a new subject to discuss in the french media and to draw people's attention from the real problems like gay manager day produce are now molly the strategy may work but not for long. after all land won the french election last year some analysts described his victory as a victory against his predecessor such
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a course he'd rather be. now be seen if he has to be a team that. can never. months of a lens presidency have been anything but sunny and even his one staunch supporters predict even harder times lie ahead for the leader of the country's municipal elections in two thousand and fourteen have historically held great significance and will show whether the voters can forget and forgive. me for our team from paris. president bashar al assad says syria can take on any for that confronts it while accusing israel of trying to destabilize the country it was his first public statement since an alleged israeli airstrike inside syria last week israel's defense minister has given the strongest indication yet that the i.d.f. was behind that attack on his policy and now reports. it does come from the israeli defense minister a good bloke and he has said that it is proof that when israel says something it
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means that he did stop short of actually affirming israel's involvement now u.s. officials have said that the strike targeted an arms convoy that was carrying anti aircraft weapons from syria to lebanon according to the israeli defense minister ehud barak he said that we do not think and i'm quoting that syria should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into live unarmed it is important to make the point that his comments does not constitute acknowledgement of israel's involvement in the strike but it certainly does suggest the possibility that it took place and it was responsible for it but also said that the syrian president bashar assad's fall is imminent and that it would serve as a major blow to his villa and iran need to look at this israeli strategy and it's a strategy that israel has employed in the past and that is namely a strategy of silence it is strategic it doesn't give any kind of confirmation or any kind of denial what israel has done in the past is launch an attack then leave and it really its response has been a no comment which really leaves the question in opposite of as minds it is
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a culture lated moves because this simons allows israel's enemies to save face and thus reduce the risk of reprisals and it's collation against the jewish state of course the international fall out from any kind of israeli strike in syria would create immense arguments in the international community we've heard for example from moscow who says that if indeed israel did carry out the strike it was an attack on a sovereign state and as such it breached international law and the arab league has also condemned the strike saying it is in violation of international law and it is reported against another sovereign state so israel of course will not want to come out publicly and acknowledge that it carried out such a strike because it would not want to have the kind of diplomatic complications and diplomatic fallout that would follow from such an admission. and to beirut based middle east expert only risk says damascus has covert means to retaliate against any israeli attack but now i don't believe that there will be all out military
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warfare although we have to remember that the. law is one of syria's allies iran is also one of syria's allies and it's important to note here that the. head of the supreme national security council the iranian supreme national security council side really is currently in syria so more not respond directly with a direct you know conventional army to conventional army warfare but there might be other means used targeting for example certain israeli officials storing the trouble for israel in general and i think that some that something would syria is an expert at doing syria has on the side and also on the his father has been a source of concern for a very long time for the israeli side of his role once before because this will basically break down the iranian husband lost syrian access which is the biggest threat to the not of your government. with another round of talks on the e.u.
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budget looming the lido the block strongest economies meeting the leader one of the weakest in the attempts to lay the groundwork for a new deal the german chancellor is hosting this punish prime minister back home in madrid mariano rajoy is battling a corruption scandal and doubts over his handling of the economy and he speaks on of the reports now from the late. it could very well be called a meeting between the euro zone's haves and well quite frankly the have nots as german chancellor angela merkel sits down for talks with the spanish prime minister mariano what are quite germany still widely regarded as the euro zone's the only real success economically while as many fear that spain could go the way of greece now the spanish prime minister will receive the full welcome of germany including full military honors however they say he was to turn up at the doorstep of many in his own country he may face severe criticism that's because many spanish citizens
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still think he hasn't done enough to deal with bank has the same basically the bearings are of this huge incredible fiefs run only by greed the government's not helping the people the topping the banks it has been at least thirty or fifty times the issue but in the last month it was three people they were going to be if he doesn't find out how it is but they hang themselves before the police were right there only getting i feel really sad when someone is thrown out because he has no one who can take care of him. this meeting between the leaders of germany and spain comes ahead of a very important summit taking place this week where european leaders will try and decide on the budget something which is separated countries within the union thus far. and economics professor at boston university laurence kotlikoff says to
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overcome the banking crisis you need to revamp the whole system and make it more transparent and exclusive interview with alex he says issues are not easy he says that's the lesson to be learned from america's in bottled financial system. the traditional banking system the model is one of very high leverage banks borrow a lot of money promised to repay and then there's opacity they take the money and they do something with it but they don't tell you what they're doing with it so it's a very unstable situation when you promise people things and then you don't show what you're doing with their money and then and that's what happened in lehman brothers and various sterns and. merrill lynch and all these companies that one on one under one after the other everybody started worrying because they couldn't see the assets so what we need to do is. get rid of this faith
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based banking we need to have. no leverage and we have to have transparency. and you can catch the full interview with economist laurence kotlikoff as a chain forty five jency and just ahead for you this hour. the subject come move a polygraph test now or guilty until proven innocent tens of thousands of americans are forced to undergo pointed groff tests and identifying national security risks i mean denigrations that beyond until. it was done at the bonnie director at the bolshoi theater says he knows who threw acid in his face seventy severely damaged his eyesight when told the details on that just a few. you
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this is aussie life from moscow let's move on now. although scientists say lie detectors are unreliable in identifying national security risks more than seventy thousand of americans each year are tested on them washington is promising to draw up a new national poll of growth policy following allegations that u.s. federal agencies are exceeding their legal and ethical limits to determine who can be trusted oh he's a marine a truck to those who believe a polygraph is a tool used to incriminate they're innocent. for more than three decades john sullivan worked as a polygraph examiner for america's central intelligence agency today the retired cia employee is offering some strong opinions about the nation's lie detector
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policy too many honest people are too many people who should be passing their tests aren't and i and there's no there's no accountability for that. last year more than seventy three thousand americans were reportedly required to undergo polygraph tests in order to get or keep jobs with the federal government according to an investigation by mcclatchy newspapers a growing number of u.s. agencies are asking employees and applicants intimate questions that extend way beyond the realm of national security probing matters such as sexual conduct financial matters and past personal relationships a woman was pressured to talk about her experience being molested as a child and when the polar bear for said that he refused to go on with the interrogation he alleges that he was pressured to go back and continue and tara
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gating or a decade ago the national academies an organization advising washington on scientific matters urged the feds to stop using polygraphs as a screening technique scientists found that polygraphs aren't reliable enough to prevent innocent people from failing and deceptive candidates from passing i think it's important to understand that the polygraph is not just. for screening it's an interrogation tool. there's a question that the trip that leads to. the drilling down. question that they get asked may well be quite true over the past ten years. at least fifteen federal agencies including the n.s.a. and f.b.i. have reportedly continued or expanded their polygraph screenings with nearly five million people having access to classified information washington maintains that
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polygraph testing is the most effective way from preventing secrets from being leaked lisa ribicoff is an independent polygraph examiner and investigator who uses the polygraph program designed by homeland security she contends that it's ninety eight percent accurate i do think that there are some questions pertaining to some emotional aspects and personal situations should not be included but i do understand why they're included on the basis of that the government needs to see how exactly what their breaking point is what are they willing to discuss what are they not willing to discuss however applicants who are denied a coveted position after failing a polygraph are prohibited from accessing the records of their interrogation and are often barred from contesting the results or filing complaints in federal court in two thousand and four the cia veteran who conducted lie detector interrogations for thirty one years failed his own screening there was absolutely no question in
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my mind the test was wrong. was a terrible test sullivan lost his security clearance and was denied a job with a federal contracting agency he claims his examiner falsified the results possible retribution for sullivan book detailing america's polygraph system subject for polygraph tests now are guilty until proven innocent and i think that's a. corruption and an abuse of the process the obama administration is now promising to draft a new national polygraph policy that would prevent agencies from pushing legal or ethical boundaries during screenings but at the moment the program has no oversight or accountability meaning tens of thousands of u.s. citizens will continue getting personally probes in the name of national security hurry up or not our team new york. so do you go to the website and find out how dead children have been used for spying in the u.k. for decades and
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and again that says let's move on now. so they had over the bonnet companies traveling to germany two weeks after having asked the thrown in his face sergei filin will have the treatment that to help him fully regain his eyesight and let's not get the details from going to. a hospital where he was taken to the at. how is finland's recovery going house going looking and feeling that. well by the looks of it according to phil and himself actually he is doing rather well surprisingly well actually he did thank the doctors for doing everything in their power to pull him out of a very difficult situation that he found himself in did suffer third degree burns and those are very severe to his face and. wearing glasses that you are as efficient for the journalists just a couple of hours prior to just
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a couple hours earlier he said he's full of hope for full recovery and he's full of willpower and he actually looked very enthusiastic and upbeat about the whole situation of course considering his circumstances actually he did appear to be quite so on his road to recovery of course everybody is hoping he will make yes and has there been any breakthrough. behind that sold that. well at this point to than do the did not want to talk about the investigation or anything concerning the case about the. middle of january he said that there is a very serious investigation going on and he does not want to say anything so as not to interfere with that but he did raise again the investigators themselves he said it was all amazed by the progress that they have been making and he said that he is hoping by the looks of it that more details will be voiced by the authorities
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in the coming days or weeks and actually seem to be. very enthusiastic about that as well. right thank you very much for that update she's in green i'm going to. try some other stories from around the globe in the u.s. people have died after a boss collided with a pickup truck on a narrow mountain highway in southern california dozens of others were reportedly injured and treated at the scene a passing passenger car was also caught in the accident they rode was reduced to one lane causing a major traffic jam. in bahrain government forces have once again clashed with torturing for taxes and brutal areas share gas was used against the crowds hurling petrol bombs or rain has suffered almost daily violence and uprising began two years ago and a public call for greater freedom from their monarchy the horses are accused of
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oppression under severe quanah down opposition activists allegedly illegally jailing and torturing some to keep them quiet. and the gyptian man who was taken i was beaten they can in this and make it in the streets of cairo during demonstrations on friday says riot police also blade had previously accused opposition protesters of being behind the times footage of her murder suburbs treatment of the hands of uniformed officers that were shown on state t.v. further in here eating the crowds storming the presidential palace calling for president morsi to quit. and ailing cuban leader fidel castro has voted in parliamentary elections making a surprise public appearance after months of not being seen in the hour and this pastor has kept a low profile since an illness in two thousand and six and in the last three elections voted from his home speaking on state t.v. here praise the policies of venezuela's president hugo chavez who is currently
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recovering from cancer surgery in havana and for the first time in two decades cuba will elect a new head of one of its. comolli and up next were poured on the occupy wall street movement in the u. us and to whether it has brought any change in our american time special report. secretary of state hillary clinton recently testified to congress in regards to the attack on the u.s. consulate was killed an american ambassador in benghazi libya during the testimony couldn't rather calmly said you know things like that the revolutions that sprang up during the arab spring like in libya the events in mali have created instability
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and safe havens for terrorists and she made it clear that there is no doubt that the algerian terrorists had weapons from libya so the us secretary has basically admitted that the actions of the usa and nato have caused a mass instability that has allowed the seeds of terrorism to grow when the justification for most of the actions in the muslim world is to stop evil dictators who harbor terrorists or spread shouting democracy if libya would have been left alone algerian terrorists wouldn't be getting any weapons from it now this is like an exterminator accidently or maybe on purpose actually feeding the roaches in your basements that there are ten times more of them and then saying that he has to keep working because he's the only one who can get rid of the roaches people like hillary clinton who support funding brutal jihad it's rebel groups to overthrow governments to somehow bring about stability and democracy are either dismally stupid or consciously running a very brutal con game but that's just my opinion. and
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i worked for. my father is a seat of the way and an assistant to the man i'm speaking with here vice president of cedar. district one chris shelton one of the groups c.w.a. represents is derived and workers and as of june two thousand and twelve the rising workers' he represents have been working without a contract for over a year except this round of contracts is different the rising is trying to break the union everything my father worked for his whole career putting the guy.


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