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international in the very heart of moscow. syria denies claims it used chemical weapons as the us and its allies drama a case for intervention based on un verified intelligence from the wall so. russian authorities detained one hundred fifty people in moscow all suspicion of involvement with islamist militant groups in the north caucuses. this iceland prepares to head to the polls in development street lectured on she looks back at how the tiny nation stood up for its people during a financial meltdown used to rescue the banks.
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international news live from moscow this is all she with me thanks for joining us the c. word government has denied allegations it has any chemical weapons and says even if it did it's wouldn't use them on the home front u.s. officials claim to have sketchy and unconfirmed intelligence the damascus has used a chemical agent on its own people she is right you know partner has the latest. u.s. president barack obama was delivering some fierce words in the aftermath of tables 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 syria is civil war now according to white house press secretary jay carney confirm that military force is one of many options
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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 cannot 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
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of the country to be analyzed for chemical and biological contaminants however u.k. military scientists reportedly said the soil contain traces 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 opt into. syria because of the experience of foreign intervention into iraq now we all know that britain france 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 damascus 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
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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. us and historian gerald holmes says the sectarian conflict in syria leaves plenty of room for provocations 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 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 vattel field of syria to leopard stories of london and in washington was there or was there the possibility of contamination or foul play or hanky panky with these samples and how can you show that the regime
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rather than the rebels actually used these and its chemical weapons and since we already know that sick tyria divisions with the military is drawing 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 invented by london and washington these are difficult questions that must be answered. one hundred suspected extremists have been detained in a large scale police raid on the islamic council prayer in moscow details now for days worry if. one hundred forty people have 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
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at the time to deliver is gathered to in. one over a 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 built in a situated in the residential area of moscow so apparently towards kind of an apartment maybe a private apartment 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 involved in preparing carrying out extremist on terror attacks in russia counterterrorist operation in russia is continuing and terry some remains a big and serious threat for our russia as well as for the entire world. they must arrest in russia less than two weeks after the second hunt for the suspects
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for a four chronicles magazine which believes both highlight the global threat of islamic terrorism. western europe and america and russia are in the same boat when it comes to shove you slavic terrorism in the aftermath of the theater siege in moscow and aftermath of islam there has 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 be to attention the fact that it is a global phenomenon in which you cannot differentiate between one lot and another
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and that most certainly you cannot have user friendly jihad 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 their second parliamentary elections as the financial collapse of two thousand and days left us stricken the country has been slowly but steadily getting back on its feet after 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 devaluation and its businesses of all sizes have collapsed and that of all can over up to grounding planes all over
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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 banks 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 or to go on a limb to greece and spain of the countries known as the pigs continue to spiral deep 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 two thousand and eight i slung the
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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 businesses restructured their debt and it kept growing and many of their people were able to keep their homes and five years after the most devastated financial meltdown in that's history it boasts the lowest jobless rate in europe less than five percent now the euro zone's strongest economy germany has five point four percent so if some think it's iceland that was humiliated the world over they should definitely think again. russian officials blacklisted by the u.s. have rejected all delegations against them calling them politically motivated well the key is the people on the list of being responsible for the death of lawyers
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sergei magnitsky in police custody will the three years ago and let's not get the. culture good morning so will els have the russian officials on balance you as a block list sad about the case against them while the reactions coming from of those of russian officials who are included in the so-called us magnus gillis are practically similar they say that the publication of this list was a politically motivated this decision and that the u.s. side was not objective in making its decisions as it couldn't be possibly aware of fall those documents that surround this case as the documents are still in court and never be key public and that the magness kill law was a drop to the beast on political motives and that the law has no legal force and no legal consequences and the country and only represents an additional political pressure on russia now the u.s. magnitsky list was published on the twelfth of april and includes eighteen russian
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officials who are banned from the united states and their asses now according to the washington's version obvious sixteen of these officials are directly responsible for the death of. the game of new ski worked as an auditor and an accountant at hermitage capital management and was the main suspect in a major tax evasion keys and he died in a pretrial detention facility back in two thousand and nine the russian officials opened a legal case over his death however in more in two thousand and thirteen russia's investigative committee dropped to the investigation into the data. as it had determined that no crime had taken place. in the response to the black lace law that. right well before the u.s. u.s. magness kill list was published russia warned that the response would be similar
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and really in accordance with the rules of parity and indeed in less than twenty four hours russia responded with the same list with the same number off officials also eighteen american officials there are banned from entering the russian federation however the russian list consists of two parts now the first one includes those people who are involved in human rights violations and legalising torture at guantanamo detention facility and the second part of this list involves those people who are responsible for numerous human rights violations of those russian citizens abroad or whatever there are reports these lists are only you're sure it's version of the list and that there are extended versions off the list said that both countries presides and reportedly a u.s. extended version of the list even includes some greedy high level top russian government officials. live medina many thanks indeed.
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and coming out here are nazi upping the pressure ukraine's former prime minister u.s. must go could soon be charged with murder she's already serving a seven year prison sentence and this could see her behind bars for life. and also a solution so why americans are losing faith in the world presented to them by the two us media powerhouses the details of that just ahead don't go away. money in ski theater unmade is that going to be a beauty money in stevia to you which is both a cultural contemporary and take your logic east of the auditorium so join me to almost say honored c m a the second as we bring you the glitz the glamour and the best of the best in the performing arts right here at marines had to cheat.
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the government international airport in the very heart of moscow. this is all see coming here live from moscow welcome back. ashour rest of the
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owners of a factory that collapsed on wednesday it follows clashes between police and combat in textile workers demanding harsh punishment for them paul says the people say they employ was made them one despite knowing the building was unsafe they story from tree came crashing down on more than three thousand people with official saying the death toll could exceed three hundred fifty a rescue teams and whatnot still pulling sublime isn't corpses from the rubble almost into hostiles and workers have been rescued so far things didn't prompted a fresh wave of criticism on western companies for placing profit before safety and a nation known full churning out new cost low cost products the global trends analyst says any standards that just push out. 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 with you year from these companies in the west for example that say
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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 countries and the countries that do have regulations of softening them so that profits could go higher and less money is spent on protecting the people and improving the plants again profits come before people and if you have to spend more money on building better plants or 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 here they really don't care what's going on over there. there's more bad news for ukraine is former prime minister on top of the seven year prison term she is currently serving for beasts of power. could soon
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face murder charges too and that could put her behind bars for life as an expat explains from being allegedly beaten up by prison guards to seeing her supporters stall spittal where she's undergoing treatment ukraine's former prime minister yulia timoshenko has been in a lot of trouble lately she has now serve 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 gave a shit to bring was shot dead in eastern ukraine back then a confession by one of his killers shocked the country. the man who painted for the job mentioned that share buttons killing was ordered by a man nicknamed pasha it was obvious to us that under pasha he meant by the laws
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the rank of ukraine's prime minister. was that in can 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. he said we have proof that lives are in kopi the first five hundred thousand dollars to the dying wish. then another two point three million dollars were transferred to the assassins by yulia timoshenko. tymoshenko is currently on a second trial for alleged acts 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 share been proved she would remain behind bars for life her lawyers were quick to describe the accusations as
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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 were made up by the ruling elite when they understood that the gas case against me 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 nose that. 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 process 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. this third case against the machine is now in a preliminary stage it is still unclear what kind of evidence investigators have
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against but they seem confident there is enough to press charges before summer the thriller which is that you must go carries has been a walk in ukraine for almost two years now and all this time supporters of the former prime minister have been picketing the central street all the recent developments in the saga are clearly suggesting they will not be leaving anytime soon. let's see russia reporting from key here in ukraine. and remember all of the news stories are just click away head to call for the latest stories and media's take a look at all that's waiting for you there right now a member of russia's even this punk band pussy riot in the denied early release on the grounds that she's been badly behaved prison get the details on our website. and the rest awaits extradition to the netherlands an unprecedented a serious one and i'm going nonprofit organization the details of the national cyber war.
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the major t.v. news networks in the year was a losing viewers tired of opinionated coverage and carefully selected stories that's according to a recent study by an american nonpartisan think tank well she's going to look now into the phenomena. 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 m.s.m. b.c. opinion fills a full eighty five percent of the channel's air time 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
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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 thanks 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 doing full news right now they're getting 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 and i don't want to ask you about the percentage of actual
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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 two young men raped six. awful thing right again follow ups live coverage day in and day out why did they pick these 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 it touches a nerve around the country of two teenage boys and young girl raped and so this this this sets off a lot of emotional forces but to. cover this day in day out without giving any
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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 thing lot of opinions basically back 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. that spirit of it i mean it it does it doesn't have the word sex in it or something . or a hawk a little hook in people emotionally and it's a very difficult issue politically legally and culturally for the american people to handle went on a most 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
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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 think that's the cameras thank you very much well it's difficult to conclude what comes first here financial considerations editor personal preferences or in the sense among executives. what viewers want but if you believe the study and their statistics whatever they're doing has to change because they're losing viewers in washington i'm going to check out. next to the kaiser. misty's see. him no this is not a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c.
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news is trying to find out when they investigated how lean 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 its 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 e-coli 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 force 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
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millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion. international at the very heart of moscow.
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