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the past reluctance of the united states to the syrian rebels. stoking fresh fears of foreign intervention in the conflict. the euro skeptic movement in britain continues on its off would trajectory if the u.k. independence party finishes second. by election. was a major force to be reckoned with. as the united nations says more than seven hundred people were killed in violence in iraq last month we look at the how ordinary people are dealing with possibly one of the country's worst crises in recent history.
around the clock this is the live from moscow with a thank you for joining us today washington is now officially considering arming the syrian rebels of this off the holding back for two years it's all according to the defense secretary chuck hagel the dramatic twist comes just days after u.s. officials claim that they have a confirmed intelligence pointing to the use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime and the latest now from washington and. so far the administration has been reluctant to arm the rebels directly although its allies have been doing that for the past two years there have been persistent reports of increasing radicalization of anti assad forces you have an al qaeda affiliated group operating there and the opposition generally welcomes their efforts of the concerns are there now the administration says it's rethinking arming syrian opposition fighters secretary hagel said he'd ministration is considering a range of options he also said he's personally has not decided whether it would be
wise to provide weapons to the rebels so there is nothing definitive in those remarks at this stage but the context of recent events has created a certain momentum and this kind of momentum may end up bolstering those forces on the ground and actually result in more violence because those fighters want weapons and they want heavy weapons now president obama this week said there is proof that assad government also forces if used chemical weapons in syria that would be quote i gave changer again he says the u.s. had evidence that the weapons were used but had no conclusive evidence to tie it to the assad government right now both the rebels and assad forces blaming each other for the alleged chemical attack in the middle of march in aleppo the syrian government requested the u.n. to send a mission to investigate the incident the u.n. fact finding team has been on standby and ready to deploy but then the u.n. chief appears to have changed his plans for the investigation there's russia's
foreign minister with more on that. syrian government because the germans are deployed it's you doing this to get this particular situation the secretary general state to use ready to do this but a couple of days later you sent a letter to the syrian government demanding the next is for the international experts to alter it to redo the entire it's the roots of the of syria as well as. the steam would like to to talk. and this is something which really defeats the purpose of immediate. investigation into the specific reported case of the use of chemical substances to have. any person in syria. resembles very much the security council resolutions regarding iraq and we all remember the end of that story so now instead of investigating
a concrete incident the u.n. wants access to all sites and this inquiry has once again throw off the united nations into the center of a possible problem for weapons of mass destruction where he faces the go. the fear again is that politics may get ahead of fact. he's got a check on their reporting from washington now rebels armed by the united states could actually end up turning their weapons on americans that's according to independent research or psoriasis up or alric research that viewers actually shared by many deep inside washington. they're disappointed that the sand regime has not fallen fast enough and it had always been the intention not only to dismantle the syrian army all render it useless but for a sack to leave and this isn't happens in or do to boost support for intervention we need to come up with all sorts of stories such as the use of chemical weapons former cia operatives all spoken of blowback the united states has
a band-aid policy that we we will take care of something today nothing about what's happening tomorrow and every time it's the population in america it's the americans that are being victimized as a result of blowback it's not the people that start these wars start the arms and they continue to win that major corporations that are funding these wars so you know the american people in a sense are almost as much as the people in this part that have been subjected to these grandest. things that are going on on the ground there and it will come back to bite he supports the put this is our duty and it is a happy day for euro skeptics across britain this after the hugh k. independence party stole the show yet another british byelection the group of six britons withdrawal from the european union came in second in south shields it is perceived as a staggering result considering you didn't even stand in the constituency in the
last drumroll election more now to our correspondent to you sarah. now we've seen a growing public support the no one mainstream parties and kids being right at the center of that they were coming. through on the campaign trail we saw the charismatic leader here backing his candidate richard elvin but as we've seen recently with growing support the public are really responding to these mainstream party politicians that. give a straight answer to a question about the bush or. porcupines you know when you can't give a straight answer. time to. ask a question you get a straight answer is a straight talking not a spade a spade so it shows how far they've come to get that second place in such a short amount of time and certainly the main political parties are going to be
looking very closely at this now because was many dismissed this is a. support the kids had recently it does represent a quite significant change. for local elections are also taking place all across britain with many expecting the results to deliver a tough slap in the face for the government of the u.k. independence party are showing steady gains in the wards where it is standing the success of the mainstream parties is not quite as solid or bring in the lives of troops on the story throughout the day here on arts. for now though iraq could be undergoing whatever its worst crisis since the withdrawal of u.s. soldiers at the end of two thousand and eleven the united nations says more than seven hundred people were killed in the country last month and more than sixteen hundred injured now most of the deaths came in late april after deadly clashes between security forces and sunni protesters in court of course the incident sparked a wave of bottoms that quickly spread to other areas the iraqi government both know
it by corruption and political unrest with ever growing louder calls for prime minister nouri al maliki to step down but many do fear that sectarian tensions could escalate and see a return to full blown war. lucy cuffing off now reports on the impact of national struggles on the lives of ordinary iraqis. bombs may still haunt baghdad but these young men are more concerned with the rubber in a country where daily life is based on trying to avoid the dangers these iraqis are turning to danger as a way to avoid reality tasting the thrill of speed and testing the authorities it's an unexpected sight in post-war iraq for the fun a grim statistic half of the country's growing youth population is on able to find work. the biggest problem is financial support day everyone is constantly trying to
find work but in baghdad there are very few jobs i'm myself i'm unemployed. ten years after the war in iraq and full of contradictions but for young men like omar the motorcycle is one way it's restorations of life here in iraq and the reading of the. adrenaline may be one way of coping with uncertainty but not for salva hasan hussein she now spends most of her days at home with. daughter's trying to rebuild a life shattered by corruption in the household chores are a far cry from her former career as a journalist but she's too scared to return to work she had been investigating corruption and prison abuses when she herself was detained and thrown behind bars the charges have been dropped but the family have to sell nearly everything they own is just to cover the thousands of dollars in bribes to secure her release. in
this country money can buy you can buy your high position and it can buy you freedom and if you get accused of something in iraq you could be executed just because you can't afford to pay to save your life. it was a year long ordeal that by her account involved beatings and sexual assault she says that she's become a victim of the same corruption she once tried to expose. from victims to victors in a country better known for violence and divisions this youth football school is one of the few bright spots that stands out sunni shia and christian kids play here on the same field and that's exactly why the school was opened fourteen year old ali doesn't like to talk about the day his father was killed instead he spends his time training on the field hoping to one day play on iraq's national football team but for now a more pressing desire. so i want the security situation to become
peaceful elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day to him many people are killed every day by explosions and even bad things so i want to iraq to become safe like other countries. it's a wish that's undoubtedly echoed all across iraq for the past decade left nearly everyone with a tragic story to tell and yet somehow life goes on you see catherine of our teeth . and our tears come to life from moscow with us still ahead for you in a program here that are being forced to cross the line. i needed a few hundred euros for medication also we had no food at all this is what i bought with the money that was stolen a portuguese man that robs a bank after redundancy left him unable to afford the medical bills for his wife who are suffering from an incurable disease that story coming up shortly also. i should be proud to use here. it will be
your language. make you know if you're going to. choose the consensus you can. choose the opinions that you think are great to. choose the stories that in your life choose access to. thanks so much for joining us here on r t today on the research i live in the russian capital. as the mass hunger strike it one ton of obey now in is the three month mark twenty three detainees are being force fed at the facility and more than one hundred captives officially joined the protest against mistreatment and indefinite detention without charge
a lawyer for one of the prisoners told us here at ati that u.s. officials are making no efforts to resolve the life threatening crisis. my client's an actually very bad condition he's been forced on it now for about two weeks is finding passages are infected and forced to use more and more people every time. they come to guantanamo bay to read in the street or the need for a different. trying to resolve the hunger strike one here i've seen a little. perform in fact. prisoners report. happening in solitary confinement no effort whatsoever to keep on staff or the men who are suffering well i guess that's why you have an offshore prison so you can pretty much do what you want to release to the media whatever you want it to be between a client today i've been here eleven after years. charged with a crime we're going to get
a trial you want to hold me forever you won't let me live in peace you want peace in the funniest thing of all to do you blame me for this what kind of country do you come from and how naive are the people worst lives. and in the meantime the u.n. has now officially classified the force feeding of detainees at guantanamo as torture and earlier report by a key u.s. think tank slammed washington for abuse to the station coming up at eleven thirty am g.m.t. here on nazi it's the co-chair of the panel responsible for that report also make me explaining why get my must be shot down. we just do not believe that it fits into the laws and the ethics and the values of america to have indefinite detention and to not allow a court of law and adjudication of the charges against a person to be to go through an orderly process more than half of those detainees
in guantanamo currently have already been cleared by the u.s. government that means all the intelligence the military the law enforcement and all the agencies involved have said there's no reason to hold these people and they still are indefinitely being detained in guantanamo we feel very strongly that they ought to be released and they are and that should be done immediately and the president we've called on the president to tell his secretary of defense to issue that exact that order to release them. this is ati st petersburg's we're now and. now celebrating the long anticipated opening of its new state of the yacht state space equipped with the latest high technologies and decorated to reflect two centuries of legendary performances minsky to instead to rival the best venue some around the world at the very young
the bangles. it was a marine ski if he had to do in st petersburg up to ten years in the making over seven hundred million u.s. dollars are spent in creating this ten seven very contemporaries everyone from the who's who of st petersburg was here to celebrate with the creators of the space one person everybody wanted to make sure was a well in president getting that approval stamp was from a present of letting really putin himself he was here at the building and he seemed just as impressed as all of the guests who were here the man of the hour was valerie get turned sixty years old and of course celebrating twenty five years as maestro and to sit directly of mariinsky theatre one and mariinsky if he had to see the performances was what everybody was looking forward to here at the opening of course mariinsky orchestra later their best showcasing the strings and influence
and break from the back of the auditorium to the front clear as a platinum sound and of course the ballet theater is. did not disappoint they put on a show to be remembered i think that this is the night that everybody here in st petersburg and around the world will be talking for years to come about the spectacular that was put on as you should be proud to use your heart of the. marines. will be. great company then you have to thank so much for your years all of us thought of you an ecstatic and a head it's a great honor for me to participate in the opening of the words and to congratulate tyler again if nothing else it's a wonderful stage tonight so i think one of the most important. things. on stage like this is acoustics and it was. in credit. this is
a very much if someone who knows more about to the culture is none other than the hate all but the bolshoi theatre he is that i'm not to be exciting and he told me all the cultural relevance on this. unique building i can stage technically complex performances from foreign opera and ballet companies an incredible night to remember the spectacular performance is it was just the opening night we had she had more nights of this at many. so join me. on our c formal. so by having the time of life where you can head to our website for more of the stories we're covering also what are to dot com you can find out how wines from the cellar of the french president are soon going up for sale well the fall from bottles are expected to fetch up to a quarter of a million euros with some of the money to prop up the state's struggling finances
and you can find out how much needs to be spent in order to sip some elisei palace wine online. and two decades behind bars that's the punishment to us high school student could get for some of his facebook posts labeled as quote disturbing verbiage by police. are twenty minutes past the hour moscow time the european central bank has cut interest rates to a record low of zero point five percent all of this in a bid to boost the euro zone's flailing economies the president pledged he is ready for even further reductions robert oulds from the euro skeptic think tank the group he believes the measures will really. within the eurozone there will not be any change because they have one come and see so it won't actually help the economies of southern europe particularly spain portugal italy and greece which we can all count together as countries that are struggling as a result of their being the e.u.
single common see the euro france as well is also suffering economically and has unemployment rising we're seeing a separation between the french and german economies so cutting interest rates by these small amount won't actually really make much difference we need a vatican change of policy within the e.u. to to bring about economic growth eventually the will have to be a breakup of the euro that's the only way to restore economic growth it's the only way to get people back to work if they can have their common seize depreciate and of course that the new tape instance adore each market that were to be returned that would then increase in value and that would help the disparities within the eurozone which has been created largely by the single currency to need to be a vertical change of course unemployment will just keep on going up. meanwhile disintegrating a quantum raised in the most debt burden to countries of europe forcing some people
to resort to extremes artie's put all of our discover some. portugal is certainly beautiful but its current financial woes are making it a living hell for some with one portuguese man claiming that the crisis has driven him to crying i've used to work for over thirty years in construction before being laid off today he's a convicted bank robber now money. i needed a few hundred euros for medication also we had no food at home this is what i bought for the money that was stolen at about a thousand euros i grew so turned to crime after he couldn't afford to pay the medical bills for his now ex-wife who suffers from m.s. . by own branch because of what they did to me and gave me loans and crazy interest resource have to take more lands to pay for they robbed me so i robbed i'm not proud but i think the state forced me into this recession so what's going through your head as you're walking down here knowing that you're about to commit a crime. and i had
a small plastic toy guns that moment as i was approaching the bank i saw a policeman nearby there was a bag near the street so i said i should check it out i hope this would be obstruction then i went into the bank and did what i did it was all over in five minutes. just keyboard what he needed then turned himself into the police after spending a year behind bars part of the conditions of his release that he maintains a twenty meter distance from the bank on the remains angry with the portuguese government who he says are encouraging this type of behavior with an unfair welfare system saying. it's so disgusting their mentality they give me nothing when i needed it most that i've broken the law and i'm on their radar the give me help they don't notice people unless they get into trouble. with concerns echoed by those who represent the rights of workers in portugal. the government worries more about pleasing germany than looking after its own people there is
a lot of anger out there and the more people think they aren't getting. fair deal the more distinguished nobles this is the danger of keeping people in the limits of poverty. portugal has high unemployment and crippling debt super one hundred eighty billion euro around one hundred twenty percent of you'll be production the end of the crisis is certainly nowhere in sight asked if he feels remorse for his crime. is very clear seem to them are so i feel remorse for what i did to the bondholders and really scared the hell out of them so for getting what i needed anyway or could now. i don't feel the slightest bit sorry for taking from. r.t. lisbon. or to pakistan now to open up the ati world update where the head prosecutor in the murder case of pakistan's former prime minister benazir bhutto has been shot dead in the country's capital child was ambushed by gunmen on motorbikes to an anti
terrorism court in the garrison city of rawalpindi on tuesday the court summoned pakistan's former president pervez musharaff over charges of failing to provide adequate security for benazir bhutto the country's first and so far only female prime minister was killed in two thousand and seven. crowds of hardline salafi islamists have tried to break into the headquarters of egypt's security service in cairo police fired tear gas in an attempt to drive the protesters away and the salafist waved a black and white al-qaeda fly in childhood slogans against the president they accuse him of building a security state no different from that of ousted leader hosni mubarak and showcases a rift within egypt is the most community which had largely been supporting the current leader. sort of my half brothers the suspects in the boston marathon bombings originally planned to carry out their attacks during the u.s. independence day celebrations the surviving siblings the heart of told
interrogators that the duo decided to strike early after can. getting the bombs sooner than expected we know the body of the hottest brother tom island has been released to his family he died after being run down by its fleeing brother following a huge police shootout the explosions at the marathon killed three and wounded more than two hundred. and as well as opposition leader and the u.k. has formally challenge the narrow victory of nicolas maduro in april's presidential poll lawyers representing capri lazar filed a complaint with the country's supreme court alleging electoral fraud and demanding the results we know of the motos when it was declared a people took to the streets in a mass outcry resulting in the deaths of several protesters and the early vote was held after the former leader chavez died just months after being reelected president for the fourth time. or did i just a moment he simply just book mocks the opening of a new stage at its most celebrated theater and we take
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