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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are all day. from the battlefield or to the table russia and washington agree the wearing syrian sides should talk but washington feels retreat on possibly giving alms through the rebel sums prime wreckage is worsening. small cracks at the heart of europe
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as france rejects all sergey while in britain the queen gets a payday rise as a subjects' up for that tighten their belts. central asia royals in a violent wave of islam as unaddressed leaving them by states hammering out plans to contain what's been dubbed the talibanization all of the region. you're watching r.t. live from moscow with me to them and say it's good to have your company with us. the chasm between russia and the u.s. the how to achieve peace in syria seems to be narrowing with both sides saying they'll try to bring all wearing factions to the table the unusual show of solidarity came despite the u.s. not giving up its plans to be on the syrian rebels at some point in the future
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alessio just has been following the first visit of secretary of state john kerry to moscow. after a very lengthy meeting between the russian president the russian foreign minister and the u.s. state secretary hardly anybody in the press room expected that there would be somewhat of a backing down from a very harsh rhetoric which we heard from washington and moscow on the syrian conflict a lately in fact at one point of the press conference john kerry even said that there is a common perception that russia and the united states have been on a different page about syria and they were here to show to everyone that they were on the same page in fact the main bottom line of the meeting and that was voice that the press conference was that the u.s. and russia have decided to call an international conference probably by the end of this month to have both the members of the syrian government and the syrian opposition at the same negotiation table to find something of
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a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in the country now an interesting twist to the press conference happened when after the initiative was voiced one of the reporters said why should the syrian people believe that this is the time this conference would actually change things and russian foreign minister came up with a very interesting answer to that. at this stage we have a task to convince all sides of the syrian conflict to sit down at the negotiation table after the geneva communiqué was adopted last june to damascus express their willingness to work according to this plan solution afterwards the government established a committee which is responsible for dialogue with all syrians and yesterday the foreign minister of syria confirmed that they are committed to dialogue on the basis of the communique of the limit but these are just words in order for the words to become actions to slow and we need to hear from the opposition as well so far we haven't heard a word from the opposition to the will which would confirm its commitment to the
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geneva communiqué but the press conference took an even more interesting twist when john kerry was asked a question by a journalist. about the proposed legislation in the u.s. congress to support the syrian rebels with weapons and even military training john kerry's own sister jested that despite the obvious closing in on positions on syria between washington and states there's still a loophole remaining in the u.s. stance there is some sentiment both in the house and senate to provide arms to the opposition. i think that ultimately that will be determined to some degree by the state of the evidence with respect to chemical weapons and what steps have been taken so despite the positions of the of russia and the united states closing in on syria as it was repeatedly said at the press conference still there is a feeling that they may be going in circles somewhat particular because of the statements by john kerry about the chemical weapons and about the possible supply
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of weapons to the syrian troops if we remember last year when the geneva communique was signed everyone was hopeful back then that this would bring the opposition on the syrian government to the same negotiation table and that a peaceful solution will be found this did not happen of course we'll have to wait and see whether this will be the case this time but definitely the initiative to call an international conference at the end of this month was voiced by the sides the question is whether this initiative will of course become a reality u.s. based journalist. has been writing on the syrian conflict he told us that america's obsession with the issue of unproven use of weapons by the assad regime suggests washington's ready to take action in syria. it's a deja vu situation made. deserve to have your ark of the weapons of mass destruction doesn't fly too well with the international community obama told about
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a possible france well he was going to act on the situation in syria and he mad analogy between his action against some other rather and so that is some kind of vague what do. you know we basically said ok we will act on the chemical weapon issue we're just taking our time and we want to be sure that we are right the u.n. is evacuating as peacekeeping troops from the golan heights the demilitarized zone between syria and israel and we draw all comes after for all of its personnel abducted by syrian rebel fighters thing i would say contrary to absent of tons of believes of the incident is the latest among many which make it harder for the u.s. to justify its favoritism towards the opposition. if only the united states people realize that presumably john kerry will have to be telling mr putin you see the
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martyrs of yarmuk order they call themselves even as they kidnapped twenty one un observers in march in as they have given up for more filipinos i've been to the golan heights and the broken churches that i saw still today in the golan heights on the syrian side and the green fields on the other side but there but i think the key here is the american public needs to know that their government is supporting the defacto supporters or at least those very close to those who would have supported the nine eleven attacks and what we want now really is the american people to start writing to their congressman and say the united states must stop supporting these rebels because this is not going to benefit anyone in the middle east or the united states later this hour crosstalk examines or the many and answer questions thrown out by the syrian drawn out conflict is what's coming.
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cravin power that's simply not going to happen we need to be thinking about a post assad syria here's where i think actually russia has an important role to weigh to play they have been trying to do that and the americans have been saying no because obama you know what one of the first obama alliances assad had to go and now the world restructure saying look after three years he's not go away the only possible solution i agree from the beginning that's right he was proposing that let's sit down. there all the players if you are including all the regional players betting. on sounds. there maybe that means that you know. we've received. france and germany are more divided than ever over how to escape the financial
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crisis in dull thing the european union as finance ministers met in berlin france rejected the slash and burn policy of austerity so you public spending cuts need to happen most slowly but germany when jobless levels are at their lowest in nearly two decades is giving its neighbor no room to maneuver us the fiscal discipline is still the way forwards across the english channel though as a british tighten their belts another notch of the royal family is about to get a five million pound pay rise as polly boyko reports from london. my ministers first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability at the same time the creed set to get a five billion pound pay rise this year they're thirty six point one billion pounds from the u.k. taxpayer will go towards the queen and her residence says her royal chefs and cost an estimate. ten million pounds
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a year thirty six million is divided into money which runs the royal household of the queen and the duke of edinburgh most of it goes on salaries also on the upkeep of royal palaces such as buckingham palace windsor castle and all more royal trouble at home and abroad the british monarchy has become synonymous with the image of britain because it is the world's most high profile maliki the queen of ages seven and the duke of edinburgh at ninety one are remarkable examples of public service and of national unity but the costs to the public purse rises steadily as austerity sets in the five million pound increase in the queen's expenses from the state represents a fifteen percent rise vital services are being lost while the queen gets this big pay rise i think it's very unfair given that she is personally one of the
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wealthiest people in britain where the personal wealth in excess of three hundred million pounds the royal family has over seven hundred servants six palaces they can quite clearly afford themselves to cover any increased costs they shouldn't be begging for the state it's a royal spectacle such as the daily changing of the guards at buckingham palace the groovin terrorists from around the globe but in these times of austerity some of beginning to question why the women says haven't tighten their belts along with the rest of the queen's subjects last month the guardian poll found that eighty eight percent of brits weren't happy with the pay rise think this should give more to the poor not to get too much money the future of not overly impressed to be honest she's got more than enough money to survive when she. brings in quite a bit on the toys someone every about. where where does it come people that i miss
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because i work i'm a care worker and. they're being cut where does it our progressive romani elsewhere in europe royals have had to raid best spending in the face of public opinion the spanish royal family's budget has been reduced for a third year in a row the british monarchy actually stands out around the world it's completely different to almost every other molecule that you can think of in the sense that they are still surrounded by so much home and circumstance and all the marching. the horses the wide alongside the fronts of carriages the published figures suggest that the royal family the queen and everybody else process around something close to forty million pounds a year but doesn't take into account all the extra security all the police work that's involved in protecting her and the rest of the world family and it doesn't take into account the money that she lost to the striker because she and prince charles in particular get lots of touch privileges that the rest of us aren't
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entitle to and while the government has pushed through budget cuts to the national health service and slashed welfare as part of an unprecedented austerity drive there are those that say that prime minister david cameron's promise that britain is all in it together doesn't include the queen of england. r.t. london. later on wednesday the queen will lay out the government's agenda for the next year and will address to the british parliament and has beach which is drawn up by the coalition government is expected to announce sweeping new measures to control immigration to the take also be a promise to slow fines of thousands of pounds on landlords donnchadh whether people staying in their properties allowed to be in the country and buses or using illegal labor will also face financial penalties on the back of the success of the anti immigration v.u.k. independence pontin lawsuits local elections which secured a. twenty five percent of the. coming up when live in prison lizzie only
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life you can afford some cold day in ohio again the homeless and people with disabilities because they can't afford to pay small slice of the details in just a few minutes stay with us. is israel's massive attack near damascus days ago why do serious raging civil war then there's the issue of chemical weapons should western support of assad's enemies people draw on if it's proven that the rebels are using them against their own people. do we speak your language as i think about the war not a damn. good news programs and documentaries i'm spanish more matters to you breaking news that will turn into bangalore's stories. for you here at. troy altie spanish find out more visit actuality all tito is calm.
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if we. welcome back with international forces packing up in afghanistan the region's big call houses china and india are getting very worried about the spread of radicalism so much so that the two sides who usually don't see eye to eye all brainstorming over how to contain afghanistan's especially vera lynn brand of extremism than it
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is you can explain what the region's play is have to feel. the u.s. prepares to withdraw the bulk of its forces from afghanistan by the end of two thousand and fourteen karzai stepping down with the elections coming up also in two thousand and fourteen what's next the possibility of a power vacuum in afghanistan and the question what demons can emerge from that vacuum is of great concern to the whole region a vacuum in afghanistan seems to be nobody's interest here's a brief and very rough breakdown of what players regional and non regional are trying to achieve in afghanistan you ren despite the rivalry with the u.s. has three years supported the karzai government because having a completely chaotic and unstable afghanistan is a neighbor is obviously not good for them washington is of course interested in keeping the more or less centralized structure of the government in afghanistan for that the us is even ready to engage the taliban in talks and maybe see them as part of the government in the future that's right having fought the taliban for over ten
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years the u.s. is now talking about a political solution pakistan is the middleman here last month in brussels sector of state john kerry met with president karzai and pakistan's army commander the message that they want pakistan to deliver to the taliban is that the allies are ready for talks on leave the taliban make. an ambiguous public break with global jihad is the telephone have a strong pakistan although the pakistani government denies having much influence on them but pakistan's motives have been mixed to say the least on the one hand the help the u.s. and the allies and pakistan it suffered greatly from the extremism that spilled over the border after the u.s. invasion in afghanistan on the other hand they were accused of helping the taliban to keep leverage with them in case they get in power also as a hedge against indian influence so they have that rivalry going so as far as pakistan's interests it's been complicated russia possibly the greatest threat to russia faces now from afghanistan is the flow of afghan heroin that kills thousands
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of russians every year so russia has a state it has stated a clear interesting afghanistan that would be under control of a responsible government not plagued with corruption a government that would help end this drug plague. but what if global powers are on able to avoid a power vacuum in afghanistan what could happen then if you'd ever comes to the stage where we have to be a force is our stock or somewhere we may have to believe the only problem is in the past in the one nine hundred ninety s. of the swedes to draw on this kind of external proxies led to a major civil war with no. positive outcome one thousand nine hundred ninety six so we want to avoid that kind of civil war like situation now as far as the taliban the talks with them stalled last year after their failure to agree on the terms for the release of five afghan insurgent commanders held at guantanamo it's not really
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clear how far those talks will go because the taliban are not homogenous either part of them seems to think that once they are poor out they'll be able to take over anyway so why negotiate in washington i'm going to. across in bangladesh a senior cleric and almost two hundred others have been arrested for inciting the mass and rest that quickly turned deadly earlier this week police and more than two thousand hard line is live is there have been mired in a battles for days of violence demands to make blasphemy a quiet punishable by death the government refusing to budge though with police reportedly deploying live ammunition as levin's factions also demanding twelve other amendments that would in trying the principles into law be neuer come. on commonwealth country says it signals the gradual tell about my zation of bangladesh. there's always been a movement actually in terms of some legions or some common ground if you like
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between the groups in bangladesh and those and in pakistan and then subsequently in afghanistan but we tend to see that they have their own indigenous qualities as well but there's no question about it but there is in spiration. for that if you like talibanization of this and this is something we should keep an eye out for after the. attacks of two thousand and one two thousand and one the nationalist party certainly opposed violently actually the use of pakistan as a means of attacking afghanistan certainly but with u.s. forces there is a possibility that in future this might be the case. and it has provided some kind of means but it remains to be seen whether that will develop i'm optimistic that it won't be quite as extreme in that sense but the signs are definitely there for
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potential. then buggiest on violence and fiery rhetoric are reaching a peak was just days to go before the general election rally was held in karachi where a u.s. airstrike and madly blamed for was a local group in the country that i may soon fall on the bridge into london and also had carried out its first strike in afghanistan operated by british. lately in the english countryside but as our first reports miles learn is no guarantee of the country's future. well the world's military drones used to be directed from a small u.s. base in the volatile but no more after the carried out his first joint strike in afghanistan launched from u.k. soil at an area base in lincolnshire though not many official details have been released about the drone strike in norway many likely to be given the level of secrecy surrounding the ministry of defense have confirmed that one of their
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reproduction is controlled by pilots from thirteen squadron an area affording to in lincolnshire fired a weapon supporting u.k. treats only ground in afghanistan now this is cause huge concern amongst anti train campaigners at a recent protests here in the cave the organizers had said that they see this is a sign that there will be further civilian casualties as a result of drone use and also the politicians would make it easier for them to be able to carry out military intervention now certainly many have seen this is a sign that this use in control of advanced train technology has now spread far beyond the u.s. indeed britain alone has invested more than three billion dollars that's about three billion pounds enjoying developments and there are plans to further expand is trying arsenal now the control of a sea surrounding these situations is highlighted again at the beginning of this year when the u.n. launched an investigation looking at the extent civilian casualties but also the
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legality surrounding joining us now research team from london university are assisting them in that investigation and their findings are going to be presented to the un general assembly in the autumn and based on what they find they could then recommend that further action be taken as we're seeing this increase during usage with the u.k. having launched its first strike is proving ever more important to many campaign is that the legality and the question is a video. an hour just properly it a clear apron arena. another country known for using drones to deadly effect is a flexing its military muscle the u.s. is leading moves in the persian gulf showing off its hardware and one of the world's top political pressure points as we report on our website. cutting loose with complete a man charged with two murders a skate from
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a maximum security remonde a center in moscow details of his old days shows jail break of day god and r t dot com. being out of a job a disabled all homeless so they are no excuse against being jailed by some of you was called self-fulfilling to pay even the smallest dead on time an american civil liberties union report has revealed it's very common practice in the state of ohio despite claims that it violates the constitution marina but i reports. a midwestern u.s. state. internationally recognized for being the battleground where america's next president is decided let's talk about the importance of ohio and in the battle for ohio state eighteen electoral votes mean so much elbows pay a lot of attention ohio ohio. you're probably going to decide the next president of united states for the past thirty six years no candidate has entered the white
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house without winning this swing state while ohio undoubtedly wields an enormous influence in the arena of u.s. presidential politics the state is currently garnering headlines for its presence specifically the medieval type punishment being imposed on countless citizens who are drowning in debt according to a report released by the a.c.l.u. of ohio thousands of citizens are being locked behind bars because they are too poor to pay their debt and we saw some really troubling numbers one case that we looked at out of mansfield ohio there was a gentleman his crime against the community was he let his dog walk in his mobile home park without a leash he was fined thirty dollars and he ended up being found in contempt of court and was sent to jail for not paying for a thirty dollars fifty five year old jackdaw lee was incarcerated three times for failing to pay nine hundred dollars in fines every ninety days you had
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a jail date. and if you weren't working well you're going to jail debt prisons violate the u.s. and ohio constitutions according to the a.c.l.u. most of the defendants weren't given hearings before being jailed for outstanding fines if the court had taken any time to ask whether or not they couldn't afford to pay that they would see that these were people who just simply cannot pay they were individuals who are homeless many have and were. for months if not years people who are disabled people who are taking care of disabled family members these are people who are working and just don't feel like spending the money these are people who literally have no money people like dante stiles who is unemployed and says he often has to choose between feeding his two children or paying his fines a far more so back and forth back and forth in court back before of conflict days here fifteen days here and while the cash strapped citizens are incarcerated in
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gutters prisons. there fines keep growing like credit card interest it's described as a vicious circle it was seven hundred thirty thirty seven dollars ok at the eleven days when i went back to court at the core course and pernod the public defended it went up actually two hundred dollars more than one point eight million ohioans reportedly live in poverty i want to get it behind me dolly lost his job last year after missing work for a ten day sentence in debtors prison i had just started the job i was probably there not quite a month. i was expecting a paycheck so i'd gone in early to get a paycheck so i could go in and pay on my fine you know my release i was terminated from my job dollie has received fifty dollars credit for each of the sixteen days he was illegally imprisoned but most like styles have not and the state revered for predicting america's presidents has garnered
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a new reputation for how it punishes the poor. artsy ohio. most of the world's headlines are for you now the world trade organization is the next chief has been revealed and he'll be the first lets an american to take charge will still has confirmed that it's candidate at all beto us of it all messages from a trade minister in the race for the job but is expected to officially announce the next wednesday as to who won the group from september some people mistake. was revealed will be on the panel looking into human rights abuse allegations in north korea the first ever investigation of its kind of will focus on prison camp reports torture and food deprivation the group is expected to present its findings next march north korea previously claimed the inquiry was politically motivated. up next artie's cross-talk panel square off over who's right and who's wrong in syria .
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