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i am. a top u.n. investigator he says there are strong suspicions rebels in syria have used chemical weapons but says there's nothing to suggest the government forces have done the same. meanwhile israel has condemned for a series of our strikes inside syria but also takes a look at whether the ultimate target of that talks could rely could lie elsewhere . and record unemployment painful sterett he and the loveliest ratings in recent french history fronts all around marks the end of a tough first year as president.
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international news and comment live from moscow this is our c. with me you know hello and welcome to the program. a leading u.n. investigator says there are strong suspicions rebels in syria have used the deadly nerve gas sarin during this civil war but carla del ponte a also says she has seen no evidence the government has resorted to the use of chemical weapons those claims are in contrast to an earlier statement by the u. arts who has accused president assad's forces of using them and threatened to take action and she's going there to check on reports now from washington. 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
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that if chemical weapons were used they were used by the assad government there has 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 un mission to investigate the incident but the investigation is being stalled because in addition to investigating that specific incident the u.n. chief now demands access to all facilities in syria and there are concerns that this inquiry wants 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 german journalist and writer
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who's been covering the syrian conflict believes the rebels could easily have got chemical arms from the ruled. i'm very much sure exactly this theory that these chemical weapons will come out of the military compounds of the syrian army will be brought up especially also by the western powers i doubt this theory because the military compounds where the gas for example is stored are heavily guarded because the syrian government knows exactly what might happen if this gas is coming out somehow we have to see something else we have to see that one of the most important players in the syrian conflict is turkey turkey used already chemical weapons and the better it's against the kurdish population and against the kurdish militia we shouldn't forget this in this context and turkey is right now all supporting this so-called armed opposition and of course who want to know how you thing these latest findings could influence the civil war in syria we've been
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gathering you'll both read aussie dot com and this is how the results are looking so far right now over forty percent of you believe this will have no impact on calls to oust president assad around a quarter say that this will trigger intensified calls for military intervention in syria around twenty percent well actually sixteen percent to be more pessimistic hoping the revelations will lead to a more balanced international approach to the complex and just a small minority of he thinks some international players will reconsider their support for the rebels so go to r.t. dot com and cost you about that. after launching airstrikes inside syria over the weekend israel is increasing rocket defenses on its northern border it wants to protect itself after launching two attacks on syrian targets within forty eight hours see where has reportedly pointed its missiles at israel and threatened to strike back immediately if there are more raids the fruitage and eyewitness accounts suggest israeli attacks hit weapons dumps triggering large explosions
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syria says the strikes have left three hundred casualties both. the u.n. and arab league have condemned the israeli action but there are concerns that talks could have motives well beyond syria as aussies imagine a coach and i would explain now. 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 cool story look there have been three israeli strikes on syrian soil since january 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 happened bond for has a problem militants israel has long war and it wants to prove vantage vann 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
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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 in the rain in shipment to has a lot of that israel was told getting so it's possible that syria is just the middle man and it wouldn't be beyond reason that around is equipping has a block as a backup in case of conflict with israel israel would this bubble creation there would be for a response either from syria either from his block better yet from the point of view or to be an 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
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a provocation but if there is you know the slightest bit of a response from either syria or your own that's the perfect bring. for what shock and awe against syria iran is seen as the main threat 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 israel iran labeled the airstrike 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 tangents as collate and the motives are for onlookers to guess at this launching missiles into syria actually part of israel's plan to contain iran and
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joining me now from noise. and it's really based columnist who's been closely following the country's relations with syria laurie very nice to have you on the program hello and welcome provoked isro husband syria twice in the last seventy two hours right so where does international law stand on this issue. seems the united states is supporting it is supporting it and germany is supporting it and nobody in the west that i've heard. has condemned it. go out of its course of international law i think it's a good. given that if you are how strong a regional allies like lebanon and iran isn't israel afraid of provoking a regional war that. i have a enough if they were afraid of provoking a regional war they would have done this. i think i think basically what's
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happening is in israel the main. attitude in israel among policymakers seems to be that they didn't expect syria or hizbullah or anybody to hit back for this. that's why they did it because they thought they could get away with it yes and also international action was taken against israel over its raids against syria in january will the lack of punishment encourage small strikes families are. basically i think that it seems to me the reports today even in the new york times the new york times is quoting syrian officials as saying there's at least one hundred syrian soldiers dead. russia today is reporting i believe three hundred something like that i think that this i don't know that israel planned on something like this i don't think they wanted something like that and i think they know that you know by hitting syria with such a cause they can't go on and do that and expect there to be no retaliation so i
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think i think maybe this might actually have the effect of retarding israel's future operations i certainly hope so. now that fear and missiles have reportedly been pointed at israel do you see this tension evolving into a military conflict it could it certainly could i don't think syria is going to invade on the ground but the possibility of missiles falling in israel of course that's a possibility i've not i don't i don't think it's going to happen are expected to happen could it happen of course it could happen. of course they have to be very cautious now that how do people in israel see that government's decision to carry out as trying on a foreign state. i think yesterday before it did before the news of syrian soldiers being killed i think it was overwhelmingly supportive
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because there was no no real tally ation the attitude was that israel attacked a weapons that were heading for his bala and got away with it and so the israeli public was fully in support of it now i think with the reports of so many syrian if those reports are correct of so many syrian soldiers dead i think that israelis may be a little a little concerned at this point that may be maybe the government did something that that could blow back that there could be blowback from that and israel does not want to go to war the israeli public at least does not want to go to war against syria or against. very attitudes in israel with these reports of syrian dead could change is there any basic columnist. from israel thank you very much indeed larry. you. exhaust the answer head this hour president obama's lot shown all parts of the celebration of firearms during the national
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rifle association is convention in texas the past after mass shootings in colorado and connecticut like. this is also coming to you live from moscow welcome back a group of bahraini anti government activities has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for attacking a police patrol the protesters deny the charges claiming they were tortured into making confessions bahrain has been engulfed in procedures for more than two years now with police often brutally cracking down on demonstrators the opposition accuses the rulers of oppressing them and claims western countries are trying to downplay the scale down the rest of hamad al supply these anti-government activists
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in bahrain says there's a conflict of interest involved in the unrest. because of the old and behind because of the oil we bought from zero d. 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 a human face here in bahrain which the americans rely on as a sport to watch work over the region all of that have taken its toll on the people known brands that have taken its toll on the children that are being asked to be strong there's this clothes on the women that are being tortured in prison all of that had to because of its context the protest human rights. next to the political wrongs in bahrain we don't really have any other choice but to foresee the damage has been done on my cousins are again my friends are in danger and so for me it's
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the only if you can think for me to do is to help them as gay help me help me before i locate a tough first year for france's socialist president and the mystery of a plane that disappeared without trace is sold both of these stories and much more after the break.
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every detail. every piece of metal. and every one of those who wrote step on red square on the ninth of may are ready. for the victory day parade and watch the live coverage on our t.v. . here watching ossie live from moscow angry crowds have flooded the streets of paris piling the pressure on the french president exactly again after he was elected tens of thousands gathered to denounce francois hollande austerity drive according to opinion polls he's now the most unpopular french leader for decades at
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a time of record unemployment under shrinking economy. and now reports. there was never. heard real change. a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here all the thousands of people are again gathered 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 would voted left and put a long didn't place recent poll shows popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest force for any french president in the past fifty years. i'll let you know where your promises are come on where are they is said i'm just
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sure it is not me and i'm yet this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a 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 scratched 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 frasse 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 or the very talk of it pushed french actor gerard depardieu to give up his citizenship for a law should one one promise along to did manage to keep is legalizing gay marriage pleasing supporters it also sparking fears consultation. will wait and i think we will. see people happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it
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doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but there are also priorities a priority is employment we need to eat it is obvious is it to blame. if you're the. president immediately. into the economy one hundred one anyway i just would like to hear your president which is not making that's not your problem which is a key piece of kit which is not going to explain that you know there imagine received no one hundred four. yeah yeah yeah. a magic recipe this film. her says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's
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lack of choice between local. because the more they feel when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree with do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term. he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president time is up you know need to start changing but others like these workers who were recently closed steel flooded eastern france are not even hopeful symbolically laid to rest a lot of broken promises under which reads the trail. does our sylvia r.t. paris. and on our website for you
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a vintage asho in madrid ends in tragedy a strong leader shows an antique flying machine hurtling to the ground in front of thousands of spectators i don't like that he tells. us reports of secret cash deliveries from british intelligence to oppressions in afghanistan raise questions over the u.k.'s agenda in the water on country had to offer you have come to learn more about big cost money scandal. news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada after. a giant corporations are on the day. six people have been injured in
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a drive by shooting in california in the broad daylight at target a bus stop in palo alto came on the same afternoon as a major gun lobby get together in taxes the national rifle association's annual convention saw the group's new hardline chief voting to resist president obama's push for tighter firearm controls on port and i was there for us. the national debate over gun control may be 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
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that the kids are allowed to shoot also for actual gods to play with in recent weeks u.s. president barack obama's a first for the ring gone control legislation failed in the senate that effort of course was for strengthening the background checks but when 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 on furthering gun control legislation make it shows a feel. free to second amendment. most in the show or supporting the n.r.a. because they are a backbone for believing in fighting for our rights former vice presidential candidate sarah palin and texas governor rick perry are among the long list of names of pro-gun conservatives that addressed crowds throughout this three day of that 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.
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wayne la pierre referenced last month's boston terrorist attacks asking the audience how many bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago as an unprecedented manhunt for the bombing suspects was underway now ironically as the u.s. leader has been making his efforts to strengthen gun. laws gun sales have been agree increasing membership to the n.r.a. has been expanding so while the issue of guns remains very divisive the work the nation so far in this ongoing political battle of 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 houston or not or to. put it some other international news in brief in bangladesh up to twenty two people have been killed and dozens injured in riots involving hardline islamist calling
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for anti blasphemy law will be introduced security forces use of rubber bullets to break up the gathering as tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the capital dhaka islam is groups obviously resisting a secularist secularist movement that's been gaining ground in bangladesh since the start of this year. the high profile trial of the neo nazi terror group has opened in the last surviving member of the national socialist underground beyond a chef a's facing life in prison for murder she and co conspirators are accused of killing eight citizens of turkish origin along with a greek man and a german policewoman between two thousand and two thousand and seven police have set up security cordons anticipating possible far right protests. in the levy or on to morgues have gathered outside state ministries in the capital tripoli demanding the government's resignation this comes after a new law was introduced in bahrain people who worked under colonel gadhafi from
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serving in the leadership a number of politicians including the prime minister are likely to lose their jobs as a result this comes after a heavily armed militia made siege to the foreign and justice ministries last week demanding the bill be passed. the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the urals killing all searching people on board has been found nearly a year after it went missing search teams have scoured thousands of square kilometers without success but it turned out that the work was closer at hand than they thought buried in a swarm just a few kilometers from the airport and with more now here's and your follow up. it was a disaster that looked like it would never be solved this was the devastating scene three men stumbled across this week in the russian urals the remains of a plane that had gone missing nearly a year ago with the loss of thirteen lives normally the biplane was used to put out wildfires but on the night of genius level last year it's believed the pilot took
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it for a fatal joyride with twelve friends and relatives well he was one of three papal who made the discovery and he is with us now this plane was missing for over a year how did you find it. by the off the stalk we were approached on behalf of a group of hunters who saw a strange metallic structure out in the bugs not far from the city of sorrow of although they suspected it to be the plane they were not sure that the location was only four kilometers away from the nearest road but the journey was very difficult and it's no easy task trekking through the tiger when we got there it was obvious that the metallic object was indeed what was left of the plate and can you describe the scene of the crash was the plane badly damaged where the bodies. of the somalia of the plane itself went down at a very sharp angle and became half submerged in the bog the shock of the impact
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stripped the plane's body of sheeting leaving behind only a skeletal airframe packed with human bones not one skeleton was intact we counted eleven skulls in various conditions some with evident burn marks others with multiple puncture wounds and why do you think the authorities were unable to find this airplane after all it crashed only eight kilometers from the airfield. there of course for most of the year the taiga in this area is simply impossible the plane crashed in the middle of a bog and with ice still present there it allowed us if barely to get to the wreckage in the winter the snow is too deep and. this summer the entire area becomes a bog when the rescue was conducted in the summer rescue is simply couldn't reach the area and we saw the pass that they had left behind it turned out they had passed only about fifty meters from an area where the wreck could be seen while a criminal investigation has been reopened into the case and although
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a large part of the mystery has been solved with the discovery of the wreckage how it took off without permission and why it plowed into nearby marshland remains unclear. coming up next to the latest edition of our debate with peter. 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 haun which mean he and she respectively i think the logic of these 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 sports
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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 wacko 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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