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seaward denies claims that he used chemical weapons as the u.s. and its allies trauma a case for intervention based on verified intelligence from the witness our. russian authorities detained one hundred people and also special a vagrant with islamist militant groups in the north caucuses. and as iceland prepares to head to the polls in the parliamentary election also it looks back at how the tiny nation stood up for its people during the financial meltdown and refused to rescue the banks.
this is o.c. coming to life in moscow hello and welcome to the. first superman has denied allegations it has any chemical weapons and says even if it did it's a wouldn't use them in the home front u.s. officials claim to have sketchy and unconfirmed intelligence that. used a chemical agent on its own people oh she's more in a fortnight has the latest. u.s. president barack obama was delivering some fierce words in the aftermath of cables comments he indicated that washington will conduct its own independent investigation into syria's alleged use of chemical weapons and a separate probe will be conducted in conjunction with the united nations america's leaders said the world can't stand by and permit the use of chemical weapons obama has previously stated that the use of chemical weapons by damascus would be a game changer in the u.s. position on military intervention into serious civil war now according to white house press secretary jay carney he has confirmed that military force is one of
many options that president obama is currently considering carney said as a general principle the united states retains the ability to act unilaterally now these revelations of course come just one day after u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel claimed that the u.s. intel that u.s. intelligence officials believe with some degree of varying confidence that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against members of the opposition specifically sarin gas u.s. officials claim the attacks in question took place last month in new york and in the outskirts of damascus however a letter that the white house has sent to members of congress states that washington can not confirm the origin of the chemical weapons allegedly used acting in lockstep with the u.s. british prime minister david cameron has come forward insisting that his government has limited but growing evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the syrian military according to reports m i six agents operating in syria smuggled soil out
of the country to be analyzed for chemical and biological contaminants however you came military scientists reportedly said the soil contained treece is of some kind of chemical weapon though it could not positively identify the type of weaponized chemical now in an interview with the b.b.c. cameron said he worries that western leaders might fail to act. in syria because of the experience of foreign intervention into iraq now we all know that britain in fact france have been voicing unconditional support for syrian rebels and reportedly providing the opposition with military and financial aid in the meantime the syrian government is now is blaming the opposition for the march attack near aleppo which killed several people as a masochist says organised organizations including al qaida have repeatedly threatened to use chemical arms while fighting with the opposition so here you have a scenario where in syria the opposition groups and the government are pointing
fingers at one another and you have the u.s. and its western allies of presenting this harsh rhetoric of the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government but they don't have all the full facts in place. and us all thought historian gerald tulan says the sectarian conflict in syria leaves plenty of room for perma cations by the rebels who even wrote sanctions in damascus itself. it's deja vu all over again we will remember the disaster as an adventurous u.s. and british invasion of iraq in two thousand and three based on these allegations of weapons of mass destruction that proved to be faulty of therefore we must ask some very difficult and searching questions for example what was the chain of custody with regard to the samples taken from the battlefield of syria to laboratories of london and in washington was there or was there the possibility of contamination or foul play or hanky panky with these samples and you show that the
regime rather than the rebels actually used these alleged chemical weapons and since we already know that security divisions within the military is driving the conflict in both syria and iraq how do we know that some renegade soldier in the syrian military was actually collaborating with the rebels watch these chemical weapons so as to provide a rationale for intervention by london and washington these are difficult questions that must be answered on the way taking tyra. official something that a lot of the idea appears fighting in syria the u.k. is pinpointed as the main supplier of volunteers but the return tickets. that's less about one hundred suspected extremists have been detained in a large scale police raid on islamic houses play in moscow details now from.
one hundred forty people have been detained in southern part of russia's capital moscow for suspected ties with extremist islamist organizations and more than thirty of them are reported to be foreigners although we don't know what countries that coming from or which nationalities they are that's following a special operation by russia's federal security service the detention has happened at the time with deliveries gathered in. one over residential areas in that part of moscow for their friday prayer as we know the most important prayer for all muslims it hasn't been in a mosque we know that that building in a situated in the residential area of moscow so apparently towards kind of an apartment maybe a private party that's been used for as a chapel where deliveries have been gathering to prate police is saying that most of those who've been regularly attending this place have a late to join the ranks of militant groups active in northern caucasus and russia
and some of them have been unfolding preparing carrying out extremist on terror attacks in russia counterterrorist operation in russia is continuing and terrorism remains a big and serious threat for our russia as well as for the entire world the muscle rests in russia come less than two weeks after the boston marathon bombings and they in searing manhunt for the suspects foreign affairs editor for chronicles magazine such a terrific of each believes both highlight the global threat of islamic terrorism. western europe north america and russia are in the same boat when it comes to the show of the stomach terrorism in the aftermath of the theater siege in moscow and then in the aftermath of a slide on there's been a great deal of blaming the victim in the western media and regrettably in the west in political circles the sun. terrorism in russia is different from terrorism in
the west because it is the result of intransigence and the refusal to negotiate i think that these arrests even though obviously linked to boston will bring to attention the fact that it is a global phenomenon in which you cannot differentiate between one lot and another and that most certainly you cannot have user friendly it's because in spite of the great deal of sympathy which unfortunately has been displayed by certain western official circles for the church and terrorism in the late ninety's to thousands. in fact we are dealing with a phenomenon which is indeed global. people in iceland are about to vote in the second parliamentary election since the financial collapse of two thousand and eight left and stricken the country has been slowly but steadily getting back on
its feet up to making a conscious decision to let the banks go bust rather than rescuing them at public expense. reports iceland has seen it all its banks crashed its government resigned its currency devaluated and its businesses of all sizes have collapsed and out of all can over up to plains all over europe making the island nation the headliner for weeks on end but that was years ago while today thanks to timely precise policies of the help from the international monetary fund it boasts some of the healthiest growth rates in europe one point six percent and it's no small triumph considering that back in two thousand and eight its bank's debt was eight times the annual g.d.p. so the people took it into their own hands and negotiated major debt write offs at times it does seem like it's the only country in europe that's got it right take a look at this war to go our england greece and spain at the countries known as the
pigs continue to spiral deeper into their excruciating financial mess their current deficit to g.d.p. ratio is just under three percent they have no money and plenty of debt but the borel war to serve their bond obligations back in two thousand and eight i slung the deficit to g.d.p. ratio was twice that of the pigs yes iceland allowed its banks to collapse under their own debt wait technically bankrupt the island nation managed to get an impressive job of turning its economy around its banking sector return to profitability its business was restructured their debt and it kept growing and many of their people were able to keep their homes. and five years after the most devastating financial meltdown in the history it boasts of the lowest jobless rate in europe less than five percent now those own strongest the con germany has five
point four percent so if some think it's iceland that was humiliated the world over they should definitely think again. this is all see and coming out upping the pressure ukraine's former prime minister yulia timoshenko could soon be charged with murder has already serving a seven year prison sentence and this could see her behind bars for life. plus one who came to why americans are losing faith in the world presented to them by the u.s. media powerhouses the details of that just. won't do the trick good makes computers these days so super is the memory that russian research is have got a few ideas that could make cognitive computing a reality what about the process or got
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this is also you coming here live from moscow welcome back while. the e.u. has been beefing up support for the syrian rebels and the influx of volunteers heading for the war zone is stoking fears of a homegrown terror threat officials say radicalized the youngsters could pose a serious security threat when they return from the front lines hundreds of europeans are said to have already taken part in the conflict and college london estimates that the biggest share of them as many as one hundred thirty four are british the report goes on to say that up to seventy seven volunteers from the u.k. could still be fighting in syria against the regime defense consultant. says london's been turning a blind eye to war crimes committed on the rebel side of the barricades. a national security concern then why had they been allowed to go out into libya into
the conflict and return back to the u.k. where the been seeking medical help in terms of follow up assistance for. conflict area wounds and also feel therapy so if they're concerned about this and they're concerned with the syrian aspect of their involvement then it just means that the losing of the syrian conflict isn't going as well as they wanted it these people have already killed people devil ready most of the people in libya and syria and they come back in knowing full well that there is no legal. entity that's going to charge them with these acts of acts against humanity or crimes against humanity so the british government has remained silent about this for or since a libya and now all of a sudden the this started to get concerned about these fighters going out at the ready again the experience alone gained experience in libya so they're trained in
proper use of weapons and now the they are plying their trade if you like to syria so why are they getting concerned after that after it's happened you know these days people are free moving in and out of the u.k. freely and in and out of. europe freely. and remember all of our news stories is just a click away had to call for the latest stories and reviews let's take up towards waiting for the line a member of russia's infamous punk band pussy riot is denied early release on the grounds that she's been badly behaved in prison got the details on a website. the rest of awaits extradition to the netherlands over an unprecedentedly serious that's not going on to spawn a nonprofit organization all the details of the international cyber war. authorities in bangladesh have arrested the owners of a five trip building that collapsed on wednesday it follows clashes between police
and combat in textile workers demanding harsh punishment well that will let people walk that despite knowing it was unsafe to a story factory came crashing down on more than three thousand people officials say the death toll could exceed three hundred fifty people rescue teams are working nonstop putting survivors and corpses from the rubble almost and a half thousand workers have been rescued so far things have been prompted a fresh wave of criticism of western companies for placing profit before safety in a nation known for churning out low cost products global trends. any standards on just. it's an international trend that we see growing more and more as profits are put before people people who are more expendable so that it's just a lot of talk what you hear from these companies in the west for example that say they watch the standards or the going on in these sweat factories around the world
they just show is really no security there's really no really no hard institutions in place that are monitoring these kind of factories and there are no regulations that most college degrees. and the countries that do have regulations is softening so that profits could go higher and less money is protecting the people and improving the plants get profits come before people and if you have to spend warm body building better way of sewer better equipment that comes secondary to the bottom line and again when you look at what's going on in america and see the conditions that are declining a year they really don't care what's going on over there and look at some other world news in brief and u.s. lawmakers want more sanctions against north korea and you dr bell is modeled on current iranian restrictions and is aimed at chinese companies and banks beyond
young uses to conduct its business meanwhile north korea says it's putting detained american on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the government it tour operator of korean descender was arrested last year in a special economic zone bordering china and russia relations between the u.s. and the north plummeted ended this month with each threatening to tog the. booming income ranch of pakistan has left at least nine dead and schools injured the target was thought to be an office belonging to be a one a national policy to turn up on time two weeks ago a suicide bomb attack on the party's senior leaders inside indices he opened show of code sixteen people violence has increased in the run up to the parliamentary elections next month there's more bad news for ukraine's former prime minister on top of the seven year prison term she's currently seventy s of our units mentioned concern face murder charges too and that could put her behind bars for life she's
a mix a get a chef to explain. from being allegedly beaten up by prison guards to seeing her supporters stormed the hospital where she's undergoing treatment ukraine's former prime minister yulia timoshenko has been in a lot of trouble lately she has now served eighteen months of a seven year prison term for abuse of power when she signed gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine but this could get a lot worse because of her allegedly to an assassination almost two decades ago in one thousand nine hundred ninety six ukrainian member of parliament you've gained share one was shot dead in eastern ukraine back then a confession by one of his killers shocked the country the man who beat us for the job mention that cher bones killing was ordered by a man nicknamed pasha it was obvious to us that under pasha he meant by the laws a rank of ukraine's prime minister. was that him could never face charges for those
allegations he spent twelve years behind bars in the united states for tax evasion and fraud and is now seeking political asylum across the atlantic but in a typical ukrainian rollercoaster style twist he's name has recently surfaced again together with tymoshenko. yes he said we have proof that lives are in coping with the first five hundred thousand dollars to the dying which. then another two point three million dollars were transferred to the assassins by yulia timoshenko. tymoshenko is currently on a second trial for alleged attacks evasion and money laundering in the one nine hundred ninety s. when she led the united energy systems of ukraine company that could seriously increase her prison term but if any connection to chevron's murder is to remain behind bars for life her lawyers were quick to describe the accusations as nonsense . the testimonies of the so-called witnesses and nothing concrete they all refer to
what they were told by other people who died or were killed ten to fifteen years ago this is all i've seen that they have against this case was made up by the ruling elite when they understood that the gas case against him is falling apart but political analysts say that in the case of ukraine's politicians you just can't rule anything out as most of them do have skeletons in their clothes that but. almost every politician in ukraine can go on trial some didn't pay tax some were involved in corrupt schemes but as long as they obey the rules of the political game they're not prosecuted by calling the president and the government illegitimate after the change of power went beyond the boundaries of a democratic political game and hence the rules of the game were changed which. this third case against the machine who is now in preliminary stage it is still unclear what kind of evidence investigators have against her but they seem confident there is enough to press charges before summer the thriller which is the
case has been walk in ukraine for almost two years not all this time supporters of the former prime minister have been picketing the central street all the recent developments in this saga are clearly suggesting they will not be leaving anytime soon. let's see russia reporting from kiev in ukraine. they made it to the news networks in the us losing viewers tired of opinionated coverage of phyllis selected stories that's according to a recent study by an american nonpartisan think tank he's going to check out now into the phenomenon. it shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody that all media or opinionated to a certain extent we all are a study by the pew research center gauges the extent to which the three major us channels are opinionated on the m.s.m. b.c. opinion fills a full eighty five percent of the channel's airtime according to this study fox
forty five percent c.n.n. about the same the study says since two thousand and seven they have all cut back sharply on the amount of actual reporting on their airwaves what filled the void was relatively cheap provocative debate the studies suggest that by becoming more and more opinionated the channels have been losing their viewers this annual state of the media report says nearly one third of consumers that they surveyed said they have abandoned a news outlet because it no longer gave them what they had counted on either with fewer or less complete stories professor chris chambers is here to talk about this thank you so much for joining me like you what is your personal appeal and why is the viewership down do you agree with that but probably i agree i agree totally i mean you have people who are not getting full news right now they're getting slow and sensationalism of the news packages that they are getting in the hard news that they're getting the time is shrinking and shrinking and shrinking and a lot of media outlets including the large ones like c.n.n.
are cutting back and laying off reporters researchers producers closing foreign bureaus around around the world so the supply of hard news is shrinking it's being replaced with opinion and not just any opinion but opinion about a lot of nonsense so i don't want to ask you about the percentage of actual reporting that they do for weeks for several weeks in a row c.n.n. and other news channels have been covering this story you know with jodi areas there with the girl who killed her boyfriend every day and day out live coverage every day and then there was this rape case of two young men and raped six. awful thing right again follow ups live coverage day and day out why do they pick the stories to follow up on well with the arias case it's obvious because you have a beautiful young woman a dead boyfriend who had kind of a shady past i mean it's taylor it's almost a hollywood movie script the other one is the steubenville rape that touches
a nerve around the country of two teenage boys and a young girl raped and so this this this sets off a lot of emotional forces but to to to cover this day in day out without giving any depth to it i mean it does both stories an injustice and it masquerades as hard news because it really isn't hard news when you're rehashing and turning a lot of a lot of things a lot of opinions basically like that that was a lot of depth in that story i was actually more worried about what was left out but for example what i was wondering about why wouldn't they pick for example the one tunnel hunger strike to follow up on it was it because they the story didn't have the words sex and rape in act two it was made on t.v. let's hear it of it and it does it doesn't have the word sex in there something. or a hawk a hook in people emotionally and it's a very difficult issue politically legally and culturally for the american people
to handle want to animal has always been that kind of an issue so the difficult there is also it has two strikes against it already i mean and the third strike is that there's no breaking news none of the none of the people at the hunger strikes have died or maybe rioted and taken some guards hostage so the breaking news is strike three so it's out i mean there's no coverage of it in the mainstream media outlets so it's just not anything they want to touch unfortunately thank you thank you prosecutor's thank you very much well it's difficult to conclude what comes first here financial considerations editors personal preferences or in the sense among executives. what viewers want but if you believe the study and their specifics whatever they're doing has to change because they're losing viewers in washington i'm going to check out. next day if the latest installment technology have day don't go away.
this is a mysterious c. m no this is not a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c. news is trying to find out what they investigated how alina finally textured beef is produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to a south dakota based manufacturer posting profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's wrong with some processed before you might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused on to the meat to kill equal i bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for some reason legal the films about to create public backlash and many companies gave up ordering the mysteriously unfairly took should be ok while the mainstream media for once actually did something valuable for society and what did they get in
return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and forced them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which led to profit losses and guess what they won the lawsuit well defaming products that on mass could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion. hello and welcome to technology update living in our computerized world everything is driven by the push to be both smaller and faster at the same time nowhere is this more evident than with the cream to the crim or supercomputers if you like the
world's fastest from just a decade ago when even cracked the top five hundred today super computers are actually a part of our everyday lives even if you aren't aware of it for example at places like russia's main media or logical center these powerful machine are put to the test every day to crunch unthinkable amounts of data in order to give us a better glimpse of what weather awaits us they can be used for planning flights more efficiently and for getting a jump on potentially dangerous storms before they're obvious in the skies above the performance of such complex calculators as measured in flops or floating operations per second the most recent addition to rose hydra mets arsenal here is.