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carnage in damascus at least thirteen people have been killed and dozens wounded in a huge car bomb explosion and spreading terror and panic in the syrian capital. they would prefer a year of new figures show eighty thousand jobs lost across the crisis in the space of a month the unemployment rate to an all time high. shooting itself in the foot u.s. media report suggests that secret american payments the afghan government ended up in the hands of warlords drug barons and even. nato been battling against for a decade. and the u.k. could be about to boost its military presence in the gulf states and critics say more british troops would further harm stability in an already troubled region.
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well news twenty four hours a day from our studios here in moscow you're watching. a deadly explosion has rocked the syrian capital a car bomb went off near the former interior ministry building in central damascus at least thirteen people have been killed and around seventy are reported injured correspondent who witnessed the blast joins us on the line live now from damascus what did you see and what does the area look like right now. now one minute i may. turn around with the we have to get. the microphone which is one of the biggest in the not because we can see this all the glasses are pro
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can we have. windows we have done that concretely with the broken all the wounded people with my now as seen through all of. their numbers of people or we are in the hospital they progress at the top ten people are allowed to be done to now we have the power to speak. to the seventy seventy odd under the very difficult situation. that the signs of destruction all around the shops and much quit and do there seem to be any similarities between this attack and the one yesterday. with absolute similarity that happened. that. happened. within the time and so absent from the dominant who will.
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think he is going to completely say so now i. find this the best you can your position can be with people you want to please contact the kind of content damascus we are to you. john but if you can we can get any could be nice and we don't have any. so they have the same signs of. being. unkind. to c.n.n. . the same way the usually do. ok i've done a mouse in the reporting there disturbing scenes thank you very much for journalist and your clarke says syrian rebels are set on terrifying the population in damascus quite clearly that they're able to spread terror among the population in damascus terrorize civilians and it's absolutely challis for these people are being backed
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by my country the u.k. like france by the west powers lead a terrorist let's call them what they are it's quite clear that what's going on is an al-qaeda dominated uprising out in syria a minority uprising by radical islamists and it's interesting isn't it that if you were to say that the syrian government is behind these bombings in the western media that's fine except of course you say that the u.s. government was behind in our eleven attacks you'd be going out of the crack conspiracy theories and so it's ok to say that the syrian government still be saying that if we say the u.s. government operations and. this is in the syrian conflict is becoming a security headache for the entire region the pulled out of the syrian government forces from the golan heights is a major concern for israel to have this militants sort of also be moving into the or this area right next to its border. now the latest employment numbers are in free europe and they aren't encouraging
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the twenty seven nation bloc is bleeding jobs or the rate up across most of the european union in march according to your a stat for spain in greece are the worst affected both approaching one in three unemployed trailing them or other crisis hit european states especially in the south and east in total some twenty six million people of working age are unemployed and youth joblessness is roughly double the overall rate for europe this artist has also reports now it takes more than just numbers to see the true extent of the damage. the unemployment rate in the years old has recently reached a record twelve percent of for those aged twenty five and below in countries like spain and greece that number is as high as more than fifty percent with very little signs of any economic improvement for those who are looking for a job that search is no longer just about trying to find work many are now trying to leave their home countries. like niccolo wriggles e a biology graduate from italy now working in
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a show in brussels and the situation in italy was actually awful because the only thing i was able to get is a really short contract for like free mouth for six months with absolutely no possibility of growing out in an industry or in the laboratory anything most two of most of them were totally unpaid because you can't really think the future he says it wasn't a walk in the park in asia other companies require a working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some the going back home i read. in two thousand and twelve. in the person the person of young people to emigrate from italy to grow up by thirty forty percent in two thousand and twelve i really don't know what we've come
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to terms in information and it's not just easy citizens feeling the pinch foreigners would come to europe to seek new opportunities started there will businesses and building their lives have now will also change their minds threads iana this meant leaving greece and go to all the way back to their native ecuador and while homesickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the six thousand head also many foreigners decided to leave greece and the. to countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really difficult there when for instance servicemen he used to get one and a half thousand euros are now paid just nine hundred our place has been open for two years even though it's still new i believe we have very good prospects for the future. something she says just isn't possible i'm here right now to trend if you look at the figures in countries like ireland some people argue the
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liberation has left the house feel good you know who. i don't think so i. stay here for an time so soon i team brussels. the debt crisis engulfing europe maybe starting to literally cost lives academics behind a major study say that as many as ten thousand people have committed suicide due to financial ruin david stuck clear of oxford university who is researching the impact of austerity economics on public health says politicians are risking more than they realise. what we've seen in studying recessions over the past century and the focus of the present crisis is that recessions hurts but when politicians respond with deep cuts to vital social supports they can turn those recessions weevil in the worst case we see greeks after rate cuts malaria prevention budgets we saw a return outbreaks of the country and kept under control for the past four decades
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we seem to be impacted spike by over two hundred percent at a time when h o b budget was cut similarly we've seen across europe austerity produced series of epidemics from suicide for on access to health care to berkeley well south groups even can get bigger so far europe's leaders and denial of the human costs the stary policies pursued across europe and soon in north america but its quest for recently passed and what we need to do is take into account the health benefits that i've also had austerity but rhyme it like any other drug trial it would have been discontinued because of it is the outside of us . now the u.s. has for years been calling for a crackdown on corruption within afghanistan's government but it turns out behind the curtains american officials may have played a leading role in the two deals that media reports suggest that millions of dollars
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in cash regularly as to the afghan mission in return for u.s. influence in the running the country well present time it cuz i has confirmed the shipments but claims that this has been exaggerated details not marty's going to count. both u.s. and afghan officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to the new york times and said that for many years the cia had paid tens of millions of dollars in what they say was ghost money to the office of president karzai the afghan government has received billions of dollars in u.s. taxpayers money but the officials say that the secret cash went to fuel corruption in the country the cia apparently delivers the cash every month in suitcases backpacks and plastic shopping bags the official said much of the money goes to paying off warlords and politicians many of whom have ties to the drug trade and in some cases the taliban the result of that appears to be that the agency empowers the same networks that american diplomats online for spent agents say they're
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trying to dismantle president karzai was asked about the ghost money saving it he basically dismissed the payments as no big deal saying those are monthly small amounts used for various purposes as the cia declines to comment another u.s. official is be quoted as saying the biggest source of corruption in afghanistan was the united states afghan officials quoted in this new york times report said a number of senior officials in the afghan national security council are individually on the cia's payroll there was an interesting story with the administrative mohammad. mr saleh he was arrested in two thousand and ten in connection with the sprawling american led investigation that tied together afghan cash smuggling taliban financing and the opium trade president karzai heading released within hours and the i then helped persuade the obama administration to back off its anti-corruption push possibly because they didn't want the cia
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connection discovered in the alleged corruption scheme because that would be a story of a dog chasing its tail in washington. well antiwar campaigner richard becker says the billions of dollars that washington has already poured into afghanistan have in no way helped the country's people it's really amazing when you look at the cia operations in afghanistan which really began that in two thousand and one of the one nine hundred seventy nine and the nine hundred eighty s. the cia lie just after instance entire history was carried out in afghanistan and the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed and yet today in two thousand and thirteen afghanistan ranked exactly last so it really indicates what the corrupting influence that the cia intervention is head over all of these years
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and continues to have today and they're spending a vast sums of money the real the us military budget this year overall will be over a trillion dollars and yet we have today in the united states virtually half nearly forty percent of the population according to the government itself is now either living in poverty or as low income and the interest of the people have been sacrificed on the altar of militarism. well the report suggests most of those dollars are falling into the wrong hands in afghanistan raising questions over president karzai claims that the money is vital aid to rebuild the war torn country it's a controversial issue and we want to know what you think about where the funds are really going let's have a look at top high chart to see how people have been voting so far today online it's half of the quote it comes up there we go and we've got a way to percent clearly the vast majority of people that think it's blatant bribery to achieve u.s. goals and so much less eight percent say it's. close behind both and six percent
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secret operation to grow the taliban or flooding terrorists with counterfeit cash keeping boats coming. while the imprisonment of ukraine's former prime minister is illegal according to a ruling from the european court of human rights that could further damage relations between kiev and the e.u. or not after the break. its technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
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the international airport in the very heart of moscow. welcome back now the european court of human rights has ruled that the imprisonment of ukraine's former prime minister is illegal the court dismissed military mission because complaints of physical mistreatment at the jail where she's being held she
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was arrested in twenty eleven and sentenced to seven years for abuse of office with the charges against her related to a gas deal she signed with russia for more on this we're joined live now in a few parties and. what impact could this decision have on the plight of the former prime minister well it's interesting to see because her defending lawyers say that this decision will influence the authorities to let him go at the same time she's been there for eighteen months already and there's been pressure constantly and she's been behind bars but the fresh breath of hope was when interior minister of iraq who had been jailed for five years before that was released was released on a presidential pardon just several weeks ago and tymoshenko herself filed an appeal to release her or her on parole but it was turned down last week so it's interesting to see how that goes because for the ukrainian authorities have a crossroads situation on the one hand they want to be friends with europe they
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want to join the european union on the other hand always have the. feeling that too much anger is the biggest enemy the biggest the biggest political enemy and letting her go now would send the political life in ukraine into meltdown and they always have let's remember they always have a trick up their sleeve they can say ok you rule this decision to jail tymoshenko for seven years as it were due to move but there are two other cases against her ongoing at the moment and they can always refer to those cases for being the reason to not let her go and you touched on this briefly when how does this affect the relationship between the ukraine and the well of this whole situation has been going on for for several years now i mean europe has been very unhappy with the fact that i'm a shango has. been in jail if we remember the euro twenty football championships several european leaders boycotted the championship because of the tomasz ankle case so it's been constant pressure on key have to let go and kiev has been adamant it's been insisting that tomasz and co is guilty and she needs to take in prison whether this new decision by the european court for human rights will change
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a situation where of course remains to be seen but so far there have been no comments coming from keeps officials at the moment we're waiting for those comments to see where it goes from here ok for now thanks very much for that one influential british think tank believes the country should send more troops to awful terror in arab states in the persian gulf region this is even though the u.k. military has been downsized to its smallest in two hundred years were all united services institute conclusions come as a surprise to many who feel such a move would further destabilize an already troubled region as artie's point of course now. re sea world renowned defense think tank that credited with really influencing government defense policy so these recommendations and what they're talking about in this paper to be taken lightly the paper talks about the fact that it might be britain might be considering stepping up its military
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presence in the gulf states especially next year after they pull out from afghanistan now that would be quite a departure from forty years ago when they actually shut down a string of defense bases in the gulf states and they say that might be wise considering that the unrest taking place in the arab states at the moment they might want to preempt trouble if they're based in the gulf states at the moment on the other hand there is of course the problem with some of the human rights records of some of the countries that they might be dealing with that might not be too good for britain's image and of course talking about returning to the middle east in terms of military presence might force some observers to talk about retiring to imperial powers and imperial aspirations so to talk about britain's presence in the gulf states. i'm joined in the studio by chris bambery he's a political analyst quests the recent paper says that increased military presence
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in the gulf of be justified considering the instability that we're witnessing at the moment in the region what do you think was the british military presence in the gulf can only instability be stabilized what is the instability in the gulf states the movement internally to the gulf states what we're talking about is the democracy movements we've seen. is a pretty good interview against democracy movements demanded human rights and the nation nor i think the real and she wouldn't talk which ability to run and what we're seeing at the moment i think is cool so from sanctions against iran. you is also an american would know should build up which britain is engaged in in the persian gulf which is deliberately aimed as part attempt to build put pressure on the really regime what about the question of money that britain is very strapped for cash the arab states are swimming in it if you've got a cash cow why not well. have been big breaking
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ball been put into asking for money and selling anything they can return for that actually are very close ties between the united arab emirates and some forty million pounds a building that once was a trade between the two qatar is the biggest supplier of the actual gas i think to be killed and developing not to ease a dependence on russia because of tension between britain and russia as well but i think we have got to put in a context of this is a return to us of an imperial policy which has been spearheaded by the united states with britain trillion behind and therefore decision to increase any military presence in the gulf as it was instability chris bambery thank you very much for your comments in december the u.k. chief of defense staff said that after afghanistan the gulf will become the u.k.'s main military effort and it looks like this report is proving that theory correct especially according to resee there could be a lot of money to be made in the gulf states for the british government. the syrian
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unrest could soon move close to israel's border the conflict has forced a masochist thousands of troops it's part of the israeli occupied golan heights to fight rebels in other parts of syria that's left an area vulnerable to armed jihadist activity a prospect israel finds highly wiring reports now. technically israel and syria are still at war but paradoxically for the last forty years the occupied golan heights have proved to be relatively peaceful until now. i believe seventy six. ok it's. it's open no one you know and you can feel. the jews are religious minority very distantly connected to islam were split by the un mandated ceasefire border in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven when israel occupied the golan heights since then those who live on the israeli side of the fence have been paying
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close attention to the events on the other side recently their reasons for worry have multiplied as news of a major reconnaissance mission by syria broke in early april the information came from western diplomats who said that the recent redeployment of syrian troops in the area was perhaps the biggest one in more than forty years some say that as many as twenty thousand highly trained soldiers have left the golan heights leaving behind what could be described as a security vacuum which could soon be filled by none other than the syrian rebels who have already tried taking shots at the druze villages in the golan heights. the druze say is there was fighting in syria target them as followers of a cult. and. just in. some. very very. very shoot them you know
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just because on top of that jihad is militants operating in syria seem to be now getting a helping hand from within israel itself the israeli internal security service shin bet said instances of israeli arabs sneaking into syria to fight alongside radical islamists have increased in recent months something they. that has almost never occurred before they go and decides not just to join the syrian opposition but to join the islam is sectors and more specifically the lawfare and the more radical part of the salafi which like the a lot for a front which as we know i've recently fled to alliance to al qaeda so it's the same reasons that have driven people into pasta join jihad in iraq even the un peacekeeping force finds the situation for other unsettling people over a conflict is also possible everywhere yet the sounds of gunshots from the border with syria get louder and seem to move closer to home israeli fishes are already showing signs of getting close to hitting the panic button saying they're ready to
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hit back militarily if the situation in the golan heights becomes critical and that may mean yet another war for israel in the golan heights in a ghost. next it's breaking the set abby martin stay with us. most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or blackstar in apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow errors in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people you with their modern sensibilities would find these practices to be bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to
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this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in the last year around three hundred thousand of them are considered citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speak. as a various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect to participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their chance to shine light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion.
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a look. it's hard to say when the story began greetings from kabul afghanistan this was supposed to be the frontline in the war on terror that's the name of this military but i knew i was missing a story there was another war in the shadows. and i agreed. to see the two men in the guest house for the first people because. you could. see them in those you saw the u.s. forces take the bullets out of the body. were these men that stormed into the home and why would they go to such horrifying likes to cover up their actions so to talk about the evolution of u.s. foreign policy in the mindset that the world is a battlefield i was joined earlier for an in-depth interview with investigator.


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