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all. syria's delegates walk out of a meeting of states not aligned to the u.s. taking place in tehran outraged by egypt's new president dubbing damascus an oppressive regime. while the divided u.n. security council tries again to break the syrian deadlock with turkey pushing for a buffer zone as heavy battles continue. plus the euro zone's engine room in germany heads east for investment chancellor merkel is in china to drum up business and convince beijing that the euro is on the road to recovery.
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one screen online international news and comment live from a new center here in moscow the syrian delegation has walked out on a session of the nonaligned movement in tehran they were angered to dispute by the egyptian leader mohamed morsi who called president assad's regime oppressive syria's foreign minister said the comments amounted to inciting further violence in the country where we spoke to journalists and broadcaster neil clark a little earlier who believes that morsi statement was at best syria's with my colleague. he didn't criticize the rebels at all i mean the rebels have been responsible for much of the violence in syria government for another two but you know there were bombs going off this week at funerals twelve people killed he didn't he didn't make any mention of that so i can understand the syrians feeling
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very green but what he said you got to bear in mind the fact that egypt received about one point five six billion u.s. dollars in aid and on top of that back in august they received two billion dollars from qatar and of course the u.s. and qatar two of the leading hawks on syria so when you're receiving that much money from us in qatar it's hardly surprising you go to a summit and criticize syria but it was not a big surprise really so the new leader the new egyptian leader mohammed morsi or perhaps already. signaling his friendship with the west or possibly a war capitol hill as you say with his brown envelope should you think that with the whole summit going on and you know one hundred twenty members of member states being represented here do you think they can come to something to resolve the ongoing crisis in syria well i think you know i think the key player in this rule is the u.s. i mean the u.s. is the main part of the u.s. and its allies which look at a force as well and if we get a change of position from there i don't really see what the any any movement can actually do i think the ball's in the u.s. each quarter we're getting
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a break from the washington is more sort of right wing rhetoric about arming rebels congolese rights today so i actually get a major shift there it's not going to help really and egypt position isn't helping at all it doesn't matter what mediator groups we set up which countries are the key player in all of this is the u.s. the u.s. is the one stoking this up the u.s. has to change its policies and to let syrians sort out their own futures back out of syria and we can get some peace and dialogue now as you say so washington of the u.s. is the big player here perhaps behind the felted curtains are washington has said that the whole are not aligned movement summit isn't worthy of any high level attendance that coming from the u.s. state department just the other day do you think such criticism is justified it's two thirds of the world in the u.s. has the arab gets to say it doesn't count it's beyond which to really because of course the u.s. wants us to believe that only it and its allies represent the international can. the international community is meeting now in tehran and the u.s. doesn't like it the fact is that the u.s. getting what isolate iran in a whole series of issues south america africa countries china russia you know that is the world i think going to see more warships in the years to come and the u.s.
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power is in decline and that's the reality and that's why they don't like. the deadlock the u.n. security council is to discuss syria with france presiding over the top body hoping for a resolution to help tackle the growing humanitarian crisis there turkey was also invited to the ministerial meeting it's pushing for the creation of a buffer a no fly zone over syria something russia and china strongly object to. syria's president has lashed out at ankara saying it has direct responsibility for the bloodshed in his country push on assad says his forces need more time to overcome rebels with heavy fighting ongoing recent reports just opposition fighters of a government fighter jets in the province of lebanese none who spent over a decade in syria and came to the aid of the suffering when the conflict erupted says all the gathering started causing chaos long ago. it's not political. it's not even civilian. ask.
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a position where to get to work or play. and so i put the head of. a witness and in the beginning we did not even know who people are and we said said those people there were only identified the gangs you know we said we don't know who they are but they are spreading. these a lot of the. killings abducting and many kind you know. towards what example they would. have seen. if of blood. because. the day before. then defied gangs have been
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beheading nine i know with people just because they were i know it i have seen this was my eyes. and you can see the full interview including wolf firsthand accounts from syria in twenty five minutes from now here on r.t. . jordanian security forces in a massive refugee camp on the border with syria are on high alert after two hundred refugees turned on the guards over the conditions there the government says anyone responsible for violence will be deported it appears that dealing with the immense influx from syria is far beyond what jordan can cope with as reports. exhausted and drained there's not much for these refugees to do besides swelter under the scorching desert sun sheltering from the violence back home in syria they walked for days in the heat to get here and so they come in numbers and under the wire not one person here has gone through the official borders instead depending on
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the level of violence in syria as many as a thousand people each day are fleeing across into jordan they're picked up on the border by the jordanian police and brought here to this camp. and now a man doesn't know what to do with them the country is struggling with few natural resources little water and is in need of foreign aid they growing numbers putting pressure on an already refugee way republic we can't close the border on the faces of the refugees we have to help them syria is like a sister to jordan and king abdullah and president assad friends now our king is in a very difficult situation goes on has a direct impact on what happened here relations between a man and damascus are already strained a number of defected soldiers and senior officers are being sheltered in the kingdom the most high profile refugee was the prime minister riyad hitch up who fled to turkey through jordan earlier this month and then with the tribes who fearing massive amounts of weapons ammunition and sniper rifles to syria from jordan saudi arabia is promising economic assistance in exchange for months
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cooperation but it could backfire. if there is regime change in syria and the extremists come to power and this will make problems for jordan where we have our own extremists far more flexible. and so now jordan faces the backlash of a conflict which some in the country have helped escalate meanwhile more than one hundred fifty thousand refugees remain stuck on its borders and what's supposed to be a safe enclave but way food is hard to come by toilets case and not enough tends to go around leaving some to the mercy of harsh desert conditions. the atmosphere here is so so ban in syria you die quickly but here we are dying a slow death i wish now i never left to come here. jordan narrowly escaped a wave of uprisings that swept the arab world it says it's getting reforms in place bash caught between both sides it might not be enough to stop the serious shockwave
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however that conflict in. zante refugee camp on the damian syrian border. still have. a look at the roots of radicalism we investigate the spread of islamic extremism in russia and whether it's being fueled that's in a few minutes. wealthy british style. market. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with my. global financial headlines kaiser report.
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you think you understand it and then something else. and realized everything you thought. was a big push. to minutes past the hour here in the russian capital as the rose own is failing to break free of its crippling economic crisis the leader of germany is eyeing profit in the east on a visit to china chancellor angela merkel is aiming to convince beijing that europe is still a safe place to invest with billions worth of business deals having already been signed. the details. i'm no stranger to china this is her sixth trip to the country since she came to power in two thousand and five and there's going to be some big business to be talked about during this current trip and it's not just politicians that are there on this visit
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a group of around twenty in the delegation including people like siemens and volkswagen who are all there to show that the eurozone still is a stable market to invest in but china has its own vested interest in seeing the eurozone stick together europe is china's biggest export market so there will be support there from beijing to keeping the monetary union together but just expect some kind words they shouldn't be any talk of cash coming forward from china to help the ailing eurozone now there is talk of a special relationship between germany and china not unsettle some people in brussels who feel a little left out and when you look at the figures you can see why some nations would be feeling like they're not getting a slice of the pie trade between the two countries is set to rise to around two hundred and eighty billion dollars by the year twenty fifteen well the reason that the to make such good economic bedfellows at the moment is that germany produces
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the machinery needed for china's manufacturing industry germany also sees china as a growing market full day or exports since the orders have started drying up from within europe due to the people simply not having the cash to buy german goods within the european union and within the euro zone monetary union so will be the eurozone crisis an increasing economic ties will top the bill when it comes to i'm going to quit talking to the chinese leadership will be underlining the meeting is . that germany needs china far more right now than china needs germany. china's prime minister has also called on greece italy and spain to go through with reforms and budget cuts to get their finances back on track spain is meanwhile trying to dispel fear is that it will need to buy announces its full money strongest region catalonia has run out of money risk consultant john hulsman believes that angle america will not be able to convince beijing to throw its cash into europe struggling self when what they want to talk about is not europe and
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germany relations between china and germany are great trade bilaterally grew at eighteen point nine percent last year one fifth of all exports to china from europe or germany one quarter of all imports in from china our go to germany that's a booming relationships that's the difference uncoupling germany from europe so a lot of countries around the world are doing it so i think you'll see a polite no unbind spanish and italian bonds as the chinese not become suicidal and this is america can be a good business person for germany but i doubt she can do the same for your the chinese are very polite indeed but they're realistic of everything but they don't want to be saddled with the insanity that is the productivity of italy and spain compared the productivity of germany the euro zone's work very well for germany these other weaker countries have gone on a spending binge and bought german exports but that no longer being the case because they're in no position to do that germany is it's absolutely vital looks for more partners to buy their wherewithal and that means more from china or from
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india the problem is the whole world is in a downturn and so who buys this excess german capacity becomes vital for the future of germany because of germany goes down well then the titanic really has hit the black hole and it won't be long before the whole ship sinks. working twenty four seven. with the very best stories and videos from around the world and here's a quick look at what we have for you the website of the school of hard knocks of two thousand students in the u.k. . a university lost its right to admit foreigners. plus the. remarkable public. see the video and story in full.
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is. the killing of a spiritual leader of a muslim islamic extremist is being seen as another sign of a steady rise in radicalism in russia the attack came on choose day when a female suicide bomber entered the clerics as a pilgrim and blew herself up. last month. figures in the republic of tatarstan some experts believe the roots of extremism all the way to the middle east but others say the threat from islamic hatred could be even stronger reports.
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the trip to work that turned to tragedy that our stance had moved he was driving when a series of blasts threw him from his car the man who's been openly against the spread of radical ideas and on the lever survived to find out his deputy was shot dead in another part of town investigators still don't know the exact motivation behind the attack but the spotlights now on the other stun most people here are muslim and that gets mentioned more and more when it comes to the spread of radical islam in russia. some of the local muslim communities are financed by arab funds from states where whack a bit and as an official religion the money has to be worked off and they demand their ideology is spread here. like a business is one of the most fundamental branches of islam it's strongly advocated in saudi arabia which backs it up with billions of dollars of support across the muslim world its followers often oppose all other religions sometimes even calling for jihad holy war against them but it is more in the other radical movement of us
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lot of course not part of the official religion here but i thought he saw a different ideas often taught in small mosques hidden from the mainstream. like this one former boiler house we built into a mosque in one of cousins many apartment block you aren't it's a mom's denying radical but admit they do not support their stance of visual branches of islam. we don't divide brother muslims and there can be no radicalism no terrorism these are words only used by prove a kidders who want to discredit islam. we were told here believers are taught sincerely an equality and there are no longer up held in modern society with justice can only be achieved through islam and when someone says islam is the only fair way of life and social order they're called radical or extremist and what's the punishment for stealing the hand is. doff. not the kind of punishment you'd
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find in russia's criminal court nevertheless such ideas are reportedly gaining more support among young muslims for some experts it could be partly to blame on how the list of banned extremist literature was thrown together often in books by classical world famous authors are bound or that some of prophet muhammad saints how can we expect muslims to react and of course the radicals use this to gain influence. of course start their stand is a long way from becoming involved by the war stuff radical islam how the state reacts to the spread of extremism is now key the wrong moves could only worsen the situation you go to school of already because i don't understand well the russian city of concern has come under the spotlight again this time as two women were found dead in their flat with the words free pussy riot written on the wall above them apparently in blood it's being treated as murder both the elderly woman and
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her middle aged daughter died from multiple stab wounds authorities are investigating whether the killer was a supporter of pussy riot laws of the band of already described it as a provocation three members of the russian punk band would jailed earlier this month for two years for performing a so-called punk prayer and the country's main cathedral. this is r t we're coming up coming to you live from the russian capital still to come in the next few minutes for a stairway to heaven an old idea of a soviet engineer is now being put into practice find out about the plans to boldly build an elevator into space. and all take it with a russian crew that have been seized by pirates off the west coast of africa has been freed one of the twenty four people on board were hurt that's according to the russian foreign ministry the pirates pumped out some of the oil and made their
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escape the tanker was seized on tuesday after an exchange of gunfire with security forces from togo it will now continue its voyage what are some other top stories now five australian soldiers have died in afghanistan and the fear of separate incidents two soldiers were killed when their helicopter rolled over while landing and just hours earlier a man in afghan army uniform opened fire on australian soldiers at a military base killing three and wounding two the so-called green on blue attacks in which uniformed afghans turned their weapons against coalition allies have surged this year claiming the lives of forty five troops. scandal hit barclays bank is facing another fraud probe over the billions it raised from middle eastern investors in two thousand and eight the bank is suspected of not being open enough in one of the paid advisors when it raised more than six billion euros of emergency capital at the height of the financial crisis barclays was also recently embroiled in the row over manipulating the libor rate rate at which banks lend money to each
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other the reputation of u.k. banks r.b.s. and standard chartered taken a battering after they were accused of breaking the sanctions imposed on iraq. the death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest china has risen to twenty six people while twenty one others are still unaccounted for that blast happened on wednesday evening when over one hundred fifty miners were in the pit the owners of the mind of being detained for questioning coal mine accidents killed almost two thousand people in china last year with safety rules that often neglected. and a spectacular fireworks display proved to be one of the highlights of the opening ceremony of the london twenty twelve paralympics with the show believed to be the event most watched over the competition last eleven days but there were four thousand athletes from around the globe taking part wheelchair basketball shooting swimming and track cycling all feature on the first day.
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forget rockets and shuttles a lift to could soon become the new way to get to space american and japanese companies are working on projects to achieve just that but at the heart of the groundbreaking development lies a russian idea. and explains. as strange as it sounds the idea of a space elevator has been around for decades it was the russian yuri outs a turn of who in the one nine hundred sixty s. had some of the first modern ideas on it first you would have to send a satellite up into geostationary orbit then a line could be lowered and secured to earth and another one up into space as a counterweight all of this would keep the line tight and allow spacecraft to be loaded up and down it at thousands of kilometers an hour and at the fraction of the cost of space flight it could literally be our lift to the stars and it's not far off as you might think most of the technology already exists the biggest problem being that cable reaching out into space to make one strong enough to stretch the
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thirty six thousand kilometers necessary scientists think you'd need a material over thirty mega yury strong that's the measurement named after yuri arts the turn of the strongest material available now is just three point nine but new projects are trying to solve that science problem and make the space elevator a reality they want it to reach the moon the american company live port is raising money for the project and the japanese firm corporation aims to have one up and running by two thousand and fifty in the meantime russia is working with ukraine in kazakstan to try and build super sized booster rockets for more traditional trips to the moon but who knows by the middle of the century we might have swapped iraq it's for a distant cousin of the humble lift. now the beach is next with the business news and global finance magazine as rated central bank heads around the world with russia getting a better grade than the fed an e.c. b.
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russia's gave narrative is almost a top notch bill well indeed global finance magazine has graded fifty central bankers with grades from a to d. so almost like in school and on the basis that was on the basis of several criteria including levels of inflation and unemployment in their countries the biggest grades were given to only six heads of financial regulators including the ones from australia canada and israel well interestingly the chairman of russia's central bank sergei ignazio over took his colleagues from the fed and the e.c.b. he was given a b. plus grade while ben bernanke here mario draghi had to be content with the b. minus respect. let's now move over to the stock markets in the u.s. they are looking pretty gloomy this hour with the dow jones and nasdaq going down almost one percent as you can see the. job benefits have stayed pretty much flat
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over the past week which indicates that hiring is going really slowly in the u.s. economy and even though we are not seeing. the economy showing such a gloomy data gloomy enough in order for the for the central bank for the fed to come in and go ahead with a new wave one of the easing but everything depends on what will be decided at the jackson hole summit on friday with talking about that all week now when it comes to europe same thing there we're also seeing a pessimistic pick closing picture where the dax the driven down one point six percent by quarter most of shares with b.m.w. for. all going down more than three percent now on the currencies market the euro is dropping versus the dollar used to be gaining now it's correcting around thirty five cents but there still was a huge jump on wednesday so that was on tuesday so that's really pretty much still
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a correction meanwhile the russian ruble ended the day losing a lot of against people get home the year and on the year russian markets the r.t.s. and the my six also pretty bad day with m i six supported by a weak ruble and banks were some of the biggest drags with v.t. be declining more than two percent. and now gazprom is megaprojects stockmen has been put on hold now the monopolist and its partners norway's stopped and france's total have said that costs are too high while demand is going down but bradley way from the nation's capital says this could not be the end of the project or. otherwise this could be just gazprom changing its strategy. it's important to note that gazprom in our view isn't exiting the project gazprom is indicating to investors into the government that due to the location the difficult conditions and the current tax regime that this product is difficult to
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proceed so i'm thing that we're seeing gas from exit per se i think we're seeing gazprom communicate publicly what it use how it views the project what is really signaling is that many of the next generation projects shelf projects offshore projects or arctic projects are going to need a different tax structure whether it's lowering taxes or changing the set up or framework within which they are taxed so i think that this is an indicator for next generation projects across the board. all right i'm back in fifty five and a sign as always do things not to me yet see in about an hour from now just on the law and plenty more ahead in the next time. i witness reports from syria for now though a short break and i'll be back with a look at our top stories in about three minutes from now stay with us.
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