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tonight president obama says there's evidence chemical weapons have been used in syria but pledges actually only if it's proved they were used by president a sad. targeted terror in damascus to a bomb explodes in a busy square it's taken thirteen lives and wounded dozens in the second such attack in as many days. as war on corruption in afghanistan ends up feeding the warlords and drug cartels as revelations of merge that washington has been showering kabul with millions of dollars. hello life now to central eleven pm here in moscow is kevin zero in with our top
story then president obama says the u.s. has evidence that chemical weapons have been used in syria he also said it would be a game changer for the u.s. only though if it's proved the arms were used by the government but our new york correspondent reporting told me earlier there's one possibility a bomb is therefore failed to address. the only option that he gave was a scenario in which he said if the u.s. finds out that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against the rebels then obama strongly indicated that the u.s. would consider military intervention but he did not address what would happen if it was in fact the rebels or members of the opposition that have used chemical weapons throughout this ongoing conflict but at this point iraq obama says that u.s. intelligence officials don't know who has used chemical weapons inside of syria how they were used or whether they were used in the meantime damascus and the
opposition have repeatedly accused one another of using chemical weapons not me to speak today another rather sensitive issues came up to listen a little bit about that's right one of the many sensitive issues obama addressed was the issue of closing the prison at guantanamo bay he said the idea that the u.s. would still detain a group of individuals indefinitely without trial is contrary to the interests reputations and morals of america while the u.s. president has shown his strong will to close the prison he lacks the necessary support from congress and that support is what would give obama the authority and the funding to close the prison and now obama's comments come of course as the hunger strike at guantanamo bay prison enters its fourth day this is a story that our first reported back in march and has continued to cover we were among the first to cover it one other important issue that the u.s. president addressed in his press conference was the issue of the boston bombings
and russia's cooperation in the ongoing investigation that is what obama underscored that of moscow is very much helping washington with its ongoing probe now as we've been reporting in two thousand and eleven in moscow it did warn washington about tolerance our knives possible links to extremist groups obama said the ball sting. illustrate the danger of self radicalization of possible terrorists inside the united states and he's instructed his counterterrorism team to figure out what can be done to prevent and or identify radicalization. a powerful busters rocked the heart of the syrian capital killing at least thirteen people and wounding dozens the explosion comes twenty four hours off for another deadly attack in central damascus two time targeting the minister he escaped from a local correspondent a witness choose those blasts told us what he saw. it was only something like one minute or two minutes away three met when i passed through the area the big
explosion destroyed most of the historic square which is called maggi in the middle of the nastiest it's very close to the. building the mystery of the interior i have in the did by the spreading wall around i have seen three with no heads and they have seen how the scars rushed inside the square from everywhere how the claws are just to close and how the security came in to. see how people were crying and where they're. going and weeping over their destroyed properties all around the area if you compare it with the attack on minister convoy yesterday we can see many similarities previous. to that was targeting the prime minister but it. kinda garden and the school and today.
it's very crowded square it's full of people every time the one who was doing the same the two the two placing. exactly that this would have only sleeping and this has only civilians and this is the same way that happened with. the way of doing business and doing bombings or little clark britain's guardian newspaper believes the rebels a power of terror tactic should send alarm signals to western nations. quite clearly that their aim is to spread terror amongst the population in damascus to terrorize civilians and it's absolutely shameful that these people are being backed by my country the u.k. by france and other western powers these are terrorist attacks let's call them what they are they haven't been condemned by william hague or francois hollande or john kerry i mean i think that's absolutely appalling see if these are taking place in tallahassee riyadh or anywhere else in the country which was a western i mean they would be roundly condemned but they're not and it's quite
appalling that these so-called rebels with western help trying to bomb our way to power in syria killing innocent civilians for terror a muslim population and i think that the likes of william hague who got blood on my hands i'm afraid. so syria's refugees have found a new home in russia's south as well we've got a full report on bad r.t. dot com which want to check it out streaming we have you want to see it. every day she says there are thirty. syria or syria in arabic. iraq. the war beginning that far from. the syrian woman you are. trying.
to show was over. i. am planning to stay in russia. to build a new life for her show here. you have been hearing that all day today it's going to be on now online r.t. dot com if you want to check it out if you've not seen it it's really moving piece of work there. now millions of untraceable dollars have been handed out by the u.s. to afghanistan throughout the past decade in exchange for loyalty president karzai is the de confirmed the regular payments but dodge the detail on how kabul actually spends that cash. looks at the american way of dealing with the region's booming corruption. 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 go to the office of president the afghan government is 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 trying to dismantle president karzai was asked about the ghost money you. get 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 has been 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 of the afghan national security council are individually on the cia's payroll there was an interesting story with the administrative chief of the council mohamed. ali he was arrested in two thousand and ten in connection with the sprawling american led investigation that tied together afghan. taliban financing and the opium trade president karzai heading released within hours and the cia then helped persuade the obama administration to back off its anti-corruption push possibly because they didn't want the cia connection discovered in the alleged corruption scheme because that would be a story of a dog chasing its tail in washington. america's money of course comes from what is the world's biggest defense budget and he will come to read should beckett told me as long as it continues to swell as well the more americans will fall into
poverty. it's really amazing when you look at the cia operations in afghanistan which really began that in two thousand and one million nine hundred seventy nine nine hundred eighty s. the cia largest apparition and it's entirely 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 ranks exactly last so it really indicates the corrupting influence that the cia intervention is headed over all of these years and continues to have today and they're spending a vast sums of money the real the us military budget you're sure 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 as the interest of the people have been
sacrificed on the altar of militarism. and the big question is where's all this money gone over the last decade is it going into the right hands but apparently it isn't a lot of questions or speculation is how and it's getting a little it's all vote actually online today r.t. dot com if you want to vote what you think by far most of you is sure washington achieving its goals through bribery eighty four percent not so much and i've got about seven percent of you see it as a tactic to corrupt the taliban slightly fewer of your five percent think that it's america trying to flood terrorist cells with counterfeit greenbacks and the rest of you think the multipurpose system in inverted commas which helps afghanistan but the question is is it if you're looking out of ports last couple of days big question mark over that you got a website to cast your vote as well. something
else we're following a few tonight israel's alleged cache of nuclear arms is in the spotlight again egypt's withdrawn from the nonproliferation treaty talks in geneva monday over a failure to plan for a middle east free of nuclear weapons that clear then referring to israel it's emerged in deeds well that israel will soon get its fifth submarine reportedly capable of carrying out launching nuclear missiles i spoke to british m.p. jamie colby and he's also vice chairman of the campaign for nuclear disarmament he told me earlier that this could spark he worries a nuclear arms race in the region. israel we know has nuclear weapons and has the land by distance of over them and could have a sea basis and country in the region that has a nuclear power system. which it saudi arabia or could develop their own nuclear weapons if they wish to and egypt. i hope does not develop nuclear weapons i hope
nobody develops nuclear weapons but clearly the danger now is very nuclear arms race in the middle east with all the terrible consequences that that could bring about if ever they should be used we need urgent action now the european union the united states working together in a position to put the most enormous pressure on israel either through sanctions or withdrawing or lift a lifting the trade agreement which also has a human rights closer than we need action by those two key players in the situation gerry called when that was when he was on the way including europe's rising unemployment as more countries struggle with a financial crisis of even stay with me kevin and not. well. it's technology innovation all the developments from
the international airport in the very heart of moscow. twenty three fifteen on the button there in moscow thanks being with us this is our team next now europe's latest unemployment numbers are in and they do not make good reading the rate indeed went up across much of the european union in march according to eurostar as you can see let's take a look the figures of the disappointing rising year by year specially in spain and greece greece actually being the worst affected in greece now the number is now watering twenty seven percent as you can see there spain is not far behind though both have more than one in four unemployed right now and for young people is much worse as well the jobless rate for them is more than double the national figure is artie's tests are still reporting on why it takes more than just numbers to see the true extent of the damage. the unemployment rate in the years old has recently shocker 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 now 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 initial 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 of most of them were totally unpaid because you can't really think of your future he says it wasn't a walk in the park in beijing either as many 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 and grow up by thirty forty percent in two thousand and twelve i really don't know what will be in to towns in africa and it's not just the citizens feed the kids for nurse would come to europe to see the opportunities started they will businesses building their lives to now will also change their minds threads iana this meant leaving greece and david all the way back to their native ecuador involved long sickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the six one hundred also had been one of many foreign is decided to leave greece and move to. countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really difficult there for instance servicemen who
used to get one and a half thousand euros and paid just nine hundred our place has been open for two years and there is still new i believe we have very good prospects for the three hundred. something she says just isn't possible than here right now trent if you look at the figures in countries like ireland some people argue that a whole generation has left and perhaps feel good you know. i don't think so i. stay here for the same day or so since our team brussels. through the despair across the eurozone european commission's actually predicting growth for the european union next year but some experts say that's out of touch probably what the european commission knows about predicting economic growth forecasts you could probably run on the back of a postage stamp to be honest with you i think that there's very little prospect. for the growing at any point in the future what i would say is that. even if you
level the playing field at the moment you took away all the debt and all the problems in europe because it's extremely difficult to see how it would grow going forward because in order to compete with the chinese and the indians and the canadians of the australians what europe needs is to be regulated markets and to cut the bureaucracy and the red tape and the un elected officials that basically run it and what europe is in fact doing at the moment is the exact opposite it hasn't even begun to tackle its problems yet and in fact while i would argue is it's actually doing exactly the wrong thing european vision has been falling apart the years but unfortunately people who run europe have still got that vision and a still hell bent on pursuing that vision. you know so i think they're too arrogant to start to have doubts at this stage and you know that is very very worrying for europe going forward as well. stacey make it their mission to go in leigh exposed caps getting fatter and everyone else's expense.
more from him in a bit next the arrest of imprisonment of ukraine's former prime minister yulia tymoshenko has been ruled illegal by the european court of human rights but judges dismissed the mission because complaint of physical mistreatment while in custody she seventy seven years for abuse in office of a gas deals with russia. has been following the case from the very beginning defending lawyers of you to believe that this decision by the european court of human rights will see her walk free especially after her plea for parole last week was turned down there was a certain breath of hope when the one of the politicians off for iraq the former interior minister utility center was released on a presidential pardon several weeks ago but this is not the case of tomasz angle because on the one hand the current ruling establishment here they want to be friends with the european union they are spying for european integration but on the other hand they of course see that tymoshenko is the biggest political enemy and
it's far more comfortable for them to see her remain behind bars and they also have this one trick up their sleeve they can always say that look you are ruling the decision to convict her of seven years of prison as illegitimate but look there are two cases currently ongoing against sir one of them includes association to a murder of a deputy in nine hundred ninety six so it's interesting to see where it goes from here but we already have the reaction from the ruling party which said that this decision by the european court for human rights may not become valid grounds for releasing tymoshenko in fact this is been a bone of contention between europe and kia for for some time we remember last year when you've hosted the football championship the euro two thousand and twelve some of the european officials boycotted the tournament because of the machine go and her case the question is whether a key if will be willing to kneel to this pressure by europe given the latest events the ruling party doesn't seem that this time it will bow down to the pressure as well. the owner of a nightclub in central russia or more than one hundred fifty people died in
a fire almost four years ago and has been sentenced to nearly ten years behind bars another six people jailed for four years minimum wage while the chief fire inspector has been suspended from his job the plays at the lame horse might club in perth in two thousand and nine began with fireworks to settle inside the overcrowded building flames then quickly took hold of the wicket fitting for the walls and ceiling of any victims it will crush you in a funny. world news in brief in libya government have surrounded the justice ministry in tripoli the man who dismissal of all members of colonel gadhafi is former regime from government posts trucks carrying anti-aircraft guns a park near the building and a separate siege to the foreign ministry also calling for eggs regime members to go is now into its third day. crowds of palestinians join the funeral of his from a show and he was killed in an israeli airstrike while driving the cycle two other men were also reported to been injured in that attack now the israeli military claimed that michelle was involved in extensive terrorist activity including
a recent rocket attack on the southern israeli city of eilat it's the first deadly air strike on palestinian territory since television reached a truce with militants last november dramatic pictures coming up in the if you not call them today already videos emerge showing a terrifying cargo plane crushed by a grim airfield base north of the afghan capital all seven on board sadly they were killed in this incident on monday it's huge plane here a boeing seven four seven four hundred was carrying vehicles and other cargo to dubai witnesses say the plane's nose suddenly rose up after takeoff and it seemed to stall and then it came the jet was operated by a florida play subsidiary of national air cargo now the taliban's sort of catch it said it caused the crash nato is denying that it said that the jet was attacked insists it's still investigating the cause of the tragedy nato went on to say that there was no military activity in the region at the time but a group of course a key transport hub for u.s. led military operations in afghanistan. up ahead shady deals and
dodgy dollars are on the cards reports radar they're with us again and in a couple of minutes time. all. money in ski theatre and maybe a second to be opening money in stevia to see which is both a cultural contemporary i'm told no logic to serve the auditorium so joining me to all must 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 drawing here at marine ski a team. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and they glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you
welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser i saw jamie dimon the c.e.o. of j.p. morgan walking hand in hand through the city of london with life masters the inventor of the credit defraud swap the two are saying we're off to see the price fixers the wonderful fixers of they rig their rates of interest whopped oil ball silver and gold bars oh they rig they rig they rig they rig they rig they rig the rig they rig they rig their rig. stacey. they rig only for themselves not for you and i. know what they rig for for it is them that they rig for them. having lampedusa yes well the curtains have been pulled back everybody sees that there is no such thing as a free market solution is a very small test. they might see that too he did talk about opening the komodo and
when he did that of course not only did we see what you just referred to but we did see that we have no free markets that all the prices everywhere are rigged and that's the headline here everything is rigged the biggest price fixing scandal ever the illuminati were amateurs the second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy there's no price the big banks won't fix london based firm i cap the world's largest broker of interest rate swaps is being investigated by american authorities regulators are looking into whether or not a small group or brokers that i kept may have worked with up to fifteen of the world's largest banks to manipulate is to fix a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the price of interest rate swaps max this is a three hundred seventy nine trillion dollar market and it's like a double rig here because we've had the library scandal which these very same banks rigged libel rates global interest rates and this is rigging the swaps on top of
the interest rates well it's a heinous crime and we've been reporting about it for a while you know i kept some as a company internet broker dealer banker deal or enter broker market drugs wielding money spinning fraudster we've been talking about they do an annual charity event where they get celebrities to come in and rub their rub themselves against the bankers and everyone gets really excited and but there is no good group of scoundrels here in london and we've reported on it for years and i tell the police i say to the police. there are work there that's where the crooks are that's where the terrorists are but they don't they don't act so this is a three hundred seventy nine trillion dollar market and who buys these interest rate swaps their municipalities corporations and sovereign governments and what they're trying to do is manage the risk that interest rates might go up or down whatever that they don't want so they sell basically the interest rate to the banks
like j.p. morgan and they're supposed to take the risk but now they're actually find out not only were they manipulating interest rates but they're also manipulating these interest rate swaps the banks implicated include barclays u.b.s. bank of america j.p. morgan chase and the royal bank of scotland but we've also talked about this sort of nexus of london as the center of all these frauds and of course this is i cup which is a london based firm but this was the desk in new jersey which was involved in this crime there are twenty guys i caught desk there controlling interest rate swap prices and they are known as treasure island because they were coining so much money according to the reports the commission is also looking at whether or not.