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a u.n. probe shows syrian rebels most likely used a deadly nerve agent in the ongoing civil war shattering washington's earlier accusations it was the assad regime which has resorted to illegal chemical weapons . according throws dozens of young pro-reform protesters behind bars for taking part in government violence all amid claims the defendants confessed to torture. and socialist i call in the polls economic despair drives tens of thousands of form of supporters of francois hollande to turn their backs on the french president.
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it is a monday morning here in moscow. with the worldwide news live on r t u n investigators now say they have strong grounds to believe rebels in syria have used chemical weapons in the country's civil war while no evidence was found the government has ever released any of the deadly now those challenges washington's previous statement it was the assad regime which had apparently resorted to the illegal weapons but earlier i discussed the latest developments with. you want human rights investigators say based on the evidence that they have the rebels in syria have used the nerve agent sorry this is a major development which comes at a time when the assad government is being accused of having used chemical weapons and so this investigation which says that in all likelihood the rebels have used chemical weapons challenges the narrative which is dominating in the media here and that if chemical weapons were used they were used by the assad government there has
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been an intense build up of tension around the issue as president obama said the use of chemical weapons by the assad government would be a game changer although he did specify that the u.s. had no hard evidence to accuse the assad government of doing that now this geneva based u.n. investigation is believed to be separate from the investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria in the middle of march assad forces and the rebels blame each other for that damascus has requested a u.n. mission to investigate the incident but the investigation is being stalled because in addition to investigating that specific incident the u.n. chief now the men's access to all facilities in syria and there are concerns that this inquiry was the u.n. into the center of a possible hunt for weapons of mass destruction where it faces the ghost of iraq the fear again is that politics may get ahead of facts so going at this point a u.n. investigation team suggests that it's been the syrian rebels not the assad
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government that have used chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war conflict but it's not the only grave development coming out of syria you and i get an a for the past few days breaking news out of syria with these israeli airstrikes are the latest reaction to these ongoing strikes certainly there been two in the past seventy two hours. that's right now as far as the israeli strikes this past week u.s. banking moon appealed he called on sunday for restraint to avoid an escalation in syria's civil war he expressed quote unquote grave concern over the strikes the way that the strikes could fuel the bloodshed in syria is by bolstering the forces on the ground which could result in more violence now the u.n. chief also urged a respect for national sovereignty the strikes were the fact of the matter is that the strikes were based on some secret information about some weapons heading somewhere neither television nor washington have officially confirmed anything and
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many are worried that we're stepping into this very gray area were strikes against the no another country can be carried out in absolute secrecy without the knowledge and support of the international community has gone into account right there now israel is beefing up its borders reportedly fearing retaliation after its planes bombed targets in the war torn state of syria including a research facility close to the capital damascus but shomari middle east expert from the philadelphia university in amman it believes the confrontation could spill over into a full scale regional war. i think that there is a some kind of. some kind of correlation between the. fundamentalist. and the western eto against the syrian regime and i think that what's happening is exactly in support of this and in support of the terrorists
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that are fighting against the syrian regime i think doesn't state is getting into a situation where they want war. at all prices with big guns less of what's happening if it will be. war or anything else but if by that declination of the syrian that this is announcing before and if syria have retaliated in any way i think. vision that war is imminent and in the wake of the israeli aggression against syria has been taking a wider look at the region to find out whether it was aimed at undermining the remaining supporters of the assad regime. these strikes at a dangerous new dynamic to a region already in crisis with so many sides involved the situation is complicated well let's now have a closer look there have been three israeli strikes on syrian soil since january
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two of those just in the last three days much of the speculation suggests that the real target was actually has a lot in lebanon all of israel's recent attacks were allegedly targeting what happens beyond four has a problem militants israel has long warrant it once to prove vantage van storms getting into their hands and is prepared to use force has fallen members are how being bashar al assad fight the uprising against his rule and will stand by him that was confirmed by their leader has sound natural i just this april so it's likely that syria would be responding inclined well existence some way but there is a third player here fellow shia ally to assad and has a lot of the big boy on the block and israel's arch enemy iran now reports suggest that it was an iranian shipment too has a lot that israel was told getting so it's possible that syria is just the middle
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man and it wouldn't be be young reason that around is equipping has a block as a backup in case of conflict with israel israel with this bubble cation they're waiting for a response either from syria either from his block or better yet from the point of view of the obama to be station in israel from iran so if you run into syria don't do anything for the moment just wait this will be seen as it is just a provocation but if there is you know the slightest bit of a response from either syria or iran that's the perfect brick text for what may be shock and awe against syria hardliners in washington and the hardliners it is well they are expecting exactly that. and a measured response from iraq iran is seen as the main thread by israel's government which is very nervous about its nuclear activities and in response to these airstrikes iran has already called on the whole region to stand against
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israel iran labeled the air strike as an act of aggression accusing israel of advancing its own interests by creating instability in the region with an unprovoked attack and the commander of the country's ground forces warn that iran is ready to provide logistic support and military training to help syria defend itself against israel so townshend's ass collate and the motives are for onlookers to guess at its launching missiles into syria actually part of israel's plan to contain iran. and there are so you we always love it when you get involved with our stories here at r.t. dot com right now you can let us know what you think about the recent israeli air strikes on syria let's bring up the numbers for this hour from the web site so far it's looking like you have forty four percent the majority of those from voting on our web site saying well israel is carrying out western plans to help the syrian rebels down to just over a third saying it's an undeclared war being fought against syria and now down to
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sixteen percent saying the attacks are a message to the u.s. that israel is ready to strike iran and just out of the bad minority saying well actually it's you know basically the actions of self-defense by israel against that of hezbollah we're still taking your votes that are don't hesitate to get involved . for now though a bahraini court has sentenced a group of thirty one anti-government activists to fifteen years in prison for taking part in a firebomb attacks against police the suspects they now say they were tortured into making their confessions and now they're denying their guilt grain has been engulfed in program form protests being one of the first countries to be gripped by the arab spring violence back in twenty eleven since then though the opposition has been accusing the rules of oppressing the protest movement and claiming western countries are trying to downplay the scale of the unrest mohamed el sufi who's an
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anti-government activist in bahrain he explains what's driven them to the edge. because of the oil and behind because of the oil we bought from here only because the. hole was a straight that needs to be over now all the time to ensure that the flow of oil is not destructive because we have and i'm a human face here in bahrain which down there concerned i on as a split to war took over the region all of that have taken its toll on the people on the ground that have taken its toll on the children that are being asked to fund there's this close on the women that are that are being tortured in prison all of that had to because of use complex to protest human rights. next to the political wrongs in bahrain we don't really have any other choice but to process the damage has been done on my cousins are again my friends are again and so for me it's the
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only if you can think for me to do is to help them as gay help me help me before i die geo political analyst eric draitser the things that despite the continuing crackdown the protests in bahrain won't burn out anytime soon. but the people of bahrain have been ruled by one single family of a minority in the country so if you're talking about the vast majority of that country having lived in a state of disenfranchisement for their entire lives and they see and remember that bahrain was in many ways the the kernel at the very beginning of the arab spring and the struggle that has continued in bahrain since that early part of two thousand and eleven gets no attention in the western media primarily because as i and many people listening already know bahrain is a client of saudi arabia which is a client of the united states bahrain houses the u.s. fifth fleet bahrain is central to the u.s.
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imperial plans for the region and for that reason the democracy upsurge in bahrain has been marginalized while the fraudulent uprising in syria has been glorified this illustrates the hypocrisy of the united states and the hypocrisy of its policy in the region but i do remember you can always find much more on the history of the arab spring on resta in bahrain and call much more view there including this hour of vintage asho in madrid ends in tragedy have a look right here at the dramatic footage showing an flying machine ultimately crashes to the ground in front of thousands of spectators the details for that on more footage of dogs who dot com. and some two thousand homes are threatened by a massive blaze in california pesticides a poison to smoke even further for releasing its hopes if you. look at the first year of the french president the socialist president francois hollande and i'll report from america's biggest annual gun convention both of those
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stories on more on air after the break. yes to simply disappear you he's a lawyer there's opinion you. know you. think you know who he was or where he was.
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a very good morning to you from all of us here in moscow on rule re sushi it's a rather sorry first year anniversary for the french president francois hollande tens of thousands of left ifs marching through paris to denounce him now the same people though who just twelve months ago held him as a socialist hero well according to polls all around us now the most unpopular french leader in recent history test for australia reports now on what score such a sudden change of heart.
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so. there was there was a lot of i heard you i heard your will for a change. a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking the president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people who had voted left and put along didn't place recent polls show its popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest force for any french president in the past fifty years but you know i thought it was. this you know where your promises are come on where are they this it i'm sure it is not a bit of yes this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european
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construction of dimension of growth employment and prosperity you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratch hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows france will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it for the very talk of it pushed french actor gerard depardieu to give up his citizenship for a russian one. a local teacher joyce the voices of fellow leftists who are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with daily life pointing to a long economic missus. when it comes to my salary my purchasing power the cost of life transportation
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costs housing costs it is very expensive in paris austerity we do it when there is growth we don't do it when there is already an economic catastrophe when it comes to want to employ money jobs are getting more and more short term this is suicide on. one promise a lot and didn't that helps to keep is legalizing gay marriage pleasing supporters it also sparking fears consultation. people are happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but there are also priorities priority is employment we need to eat it is obvious is each. year your. new president immediately.
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into economy one hundred one anywhere i just like to hear presidents which is not making much. which is being so keep on which is not going to explain their imagine being the no one has all. that's a recipe this filmmaker says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's lack of choice. but when they quickly made. more the details when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two but that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervene in other countries because the weapons nobody will always be behind it. a lot is well aware of his
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unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term. as one thought that he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president the time is up you know need to start changing topics . but others like these workers are recently closed steel plants of easter flowers are not even whole thought symbolically laid to rest a lot of broken promises under thirty which reads the trail. does our cilia our t. harris. and a president is collapsing the opinion polls may not be about what he's failed to do rather what he's failed to deliver on that's according to robert harness a freelance reporter on all things fringe it's not what he's been doing wrong so much press is what he did when he was candidate so what he did when he was
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candidate was to raise everybody's expectations joy level which he couldn't to fulfill if he was always knew very well he could fulfill them anyway but he promised for us to to refocus nato off defensive measures you start more or less the opposite. feeling in mali and. he's initially a tenner. so syria and iran it's very noticeable that he's got quads on syria and quiet on mali although the french have not withdrawn from it i think that. you know the traditional thing if things are not going well at home you cause a bit of a stir up or distracts attention and you look good you know presidential but the as for the french are beginning to say to each other and each other and so on. it's the harmony stupid the french the hair what's happening in mali or syria or what's
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happening across the problem in proxy record unemployment goes no sign it's going to get better. or the shifting gears here in a t. turning our attention now to greece where the finance minister said he thinks the worst is now behind the troubled country that of you might not be shared by workers left to fend for themselves as tom martin reports from a factory abandoned by its owner when laborers after almost two years of unpaid work have not taken control. it looks just like another day at the me factory in northern greece making building and cleaning products but these workers shouldn't even be here this fragment of the old workforce has taken control of the factory from its owners this is the m a central office all of their old office workers left and the owners lock them out of the office block for the moment they run their entire company from this room. the dead pot plants and shuttered windows sit next to the emmys new philosophy on the war in red self management in huge legal
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disputes the owning company feel current johnson claims to have no money and wants its factory back yet this employer paid these workers for thirty years and paid them well i suggest that the work is now or should support their employer at this difficult moment. workers for their part a desperate after twenty two months without pay they receive food aid from unions and solidarity movement they guard the stock and the plant seeing it is their only way to start earning money again despite the threats but with the law stacked against workers in crisis torn greece few dare try the same this more the general picture i mean i don't think i'm going to see a huge movement to forgive something to take over the doctors for these workers though this is an economic last stand they're trying nothing less than to change greek law to recognize the concept of self management in order to legally sell
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their products and when i ask them they have a message for the owners after myself when i got there usually they abandon us here and disappeared so i have nothing to say to them they prefer to pay for these trials instead of paying our salaries. of. electrons and his coworkers don't see themselves as revolutionaries instead they thought predicament is a result of painful decisions forced on those on the factory floor and in the boardroom by a crisis that keeps breaking all the norms tom bottom party. thank you for joining us here on r.t. this morning armed robbery sushi six people have been injured in a drive by shooting near a mcdonald's in the californian city of palo alto the incident came just as america's national rifle association wrapped up an especially glitzy convention this to mark the defeat of a new gun control law and i re of celebrities right wing politicians and news makers all appeared at the annual event which organizers say shows just how
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powerful the fire arms lobby remains. it was at the convention in texas. the national debate over gun control maybe among the most divisive issues in the united states but it's also proving to be a p.r. success for america's largest and strongest gun rights organization approximately seventy thousand people turned out for the national rifle association's annual meeting taking place here in houston texas those in attendance are not allowed to fly any of the weapons or ammunition but they certainly are allowed to pick up the guns hold them in their hands aim them and get a good feel of what these weapons are all about for the kids there are air guns that the kids are allowed to shoot also virtual gods to play with in recent weeks u.s. president barack obama's first furthering gone control legislation failed in the senate that effort of course was for strengthening current background checks when
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you hear from the people that turned out they say that they will stand behind the n.r.a. to continue to fight any efforts washington makes and furthering gun control legislation to make it shows a feel. free to second amendment. most in this show or supporting the n.r.a. because there are backbone for believing in fighting for our rights former vice presidential candidate sarah palin and texas governor rick perry are among a long list of names of pro-gun conservatives that addressed crowds throughout this three day event all those that spoke accuse president obama of leading a vicious attack against the second amendment now the n.r.a. is c.e.o. wayne la pierre are friends last month's boston terrorist attacks asking the audience how many bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago as in the standard manhunt for the bombing suspects was
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underway now ironically as the u.s. leader has been making his efforts to strengthen gun. laws sales have been increasing and membership to the n.r.a. has been expanding so while the issue of guns for means very divisive for the nation so far in this ongoing political battle the n.r.a. is clearly proving itself to be strong enough to go up against and defeat the president of the united states reporting from the state. party. into the. islamists demanding an anti blasphemy law be put into place with police in bangladesh twenty two dead dozens injured security forces using rubber bullets to break up the riots in the capital dhaka tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied across the capital blocking roads and cutting off the city from the rest of the
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country. thousands of people gathered at a political rally held by the conservative islamic party me in pakistan's largest city. and the crowd chanted anti american slogans as party leaders blame the us for economic problems in the country a general elections in pakistan are expected to be held on saturday. but i do stay with us after the break here when i see our documentary on how it is being used in some petersburg to help patients with mental illnesses on sea life rose. and yet another step along the pointless anti gender crusade activists in sweden are pushing to promote a new gender neutral pronoun these activists want the term hen to replace the pronouns han and han which mean he and she respectively i think the logic of these
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bizarre gender neutral movements in the e.u. is that they really feel that it's awful to force someone into a role that doesn't fit them you know i can kind of see this i remember back to when i was a boy in school and with me there was a kid what kind of only female friends and i certainly wasn't the sport's a toy trucks kind of kid if you understand what i mean you know i could see this guy having all those male stereotypes shoved down his throat you know made his life at school really unpleasant but the whacko liberal answer to some tiny amount of people being pushed into gender roles they don't like is to force everyone else into a genderless world they don't like fantastic i guess gender neutrality advocates can speak swedish how they like and they're free to use this word hen but don't force everyone in the country to do things your way the overwhelming majority of the world is very happy with its gender thank you very much but that's just my opinion.
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