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news in the week's top stories of the. time former prime minister nawaz sharif in the country's new story general election. attacks. but more balanced on bullets in saturday's a storage vote r t brings you the latest from outside of the parliament right here in islamabad. turkey blames a syrian intelligence for the deadly cross border bombing of a scene as an entry point syrian refugees and. while russia the u.s. and britain officially conversion a common approach to peace in syria by the ongoing western backing of the insurgency. and from of first it to
flop francois log a first anniversary of becoming the french president sees his popularity slump and drives tens of thousands of his just pointed voters. his failure to meet the expectations. if you just joined us a very warm welcome to you just joined us here on our all the week here with me to say. rightly he's been pakistan's prime minister twice and was ousted fourteen years ago in a military coup but to know was as a river has claimed an early victory in the country's general election it's also the country's for is the democratic transition between civilian governments counting still underway but the election has already become the bloodiest in
pakistan's history let's take a look at that a deadly explosions in shootings rocked polling day in all four provinces at least eleven people were killed and dozens more were injured in a series of brum boss in a kharaj now more people died in pakistan's biggest province of biology start or explosions in gunmen targeted voters outside of polling stations people were also killed and shootouts between rival political factions violence erupted in pakistan's volatile north as well where two bomb attacks cause further casualties in the city of peshawar music have been hours of been following the turbulent vote . despite the threat of violence pakistanis came out in record numbers to vote in the election which will determine the fate of the country for the next five years and as the votes are counted the man poised to come out at the very top is not was sharif and his party fourteen years after being ousted in a military coup he is on the road to
a third term as pakistan's prime minister will have numerous problems to deal with from chronic power cuts to a taliban insurgency will be pushing for create free market economic policies and could further strain ties with the united states but the vote has also crushed the hopes of millions of pakistanis who want to see real change in the entrenched political system they were counting on cricket legend imran khan and his party he had rallied massive support here in the country with calls to end corruption and to end u.s. drone strikes especially among young voters but it wasn't enough to put him at the top still a significant victory for his party now the pakistan people's party which form the outgoing government took a beating in the polls paying a price for being seen as failing to tackle corruption unemployment and violence while in power of course this in many ways is a historic election it's the first time a democratically elected government is replaced with another the first time that a staggering sixty percent of voters turned out but also on
a darker note the first election to go down as the bloodiest in pakistan's history now a string of bomb blasts disrupted election day killing dozens of people the violence came on the heels of a bloody intimidation campaign by the pakistani taliban which has claimed one hundred thirty lives leading up to the vote the group is fighting to topple papa stone's u.s. backed government which it sees as quote on the islamic another war also some allegations of voting irregularities and problems in certain areas mainly in karate new voting will be held at forty two polling centers where officials said elections are free and fair overall however a successful largely successful election here in pakistan we will of course keep you updated on the latest reporting from islamabad i'm lucy confident of. the policy director ed just foreign policy dot olga says a series of victory would mean many changes for pakistan both shereen and cons the blank for disciplinary results came in first and second said that they are going to
redefine pakistan for bush to the united states leverage among other issues and deferring obviously say they're not happy with the status quo rather really should be in seeds of the perception of security and. the turn. of the trunk strikes think we're going to see change in that direction under. sharif on this the main opposition party. expected to be negotiating with the i.m.f. monetary fund which the u.s. says. gerry significant pulled most powerful country in the coalition ship between the two countries north korea's will continue but i think we'll see a less heavy hand of the united states and pakistan. the syrian crisis has taken a deadly new twist as train car bombs are rigged through a turkish town just across the border killing forty three and injuring more than
one hundred others the site has been an edge you point for refugees and radical rebels but turkey has been quick to blame syrian intelligence for the attack while stopping short of saying damascus is directly responsible a middle east correspondent has more two car bombs have exploded one was in front of the city hall the other was in front of a local post office in the turkish town of re hyundai which is not far from the syrian border now we still don't have anyone or any organization coming forward and claiming responsibility the turkish vice prime minister has gone on record as saying that he feels that that might be the usual pro aside culprits now it is important to remember that turkey shares a somewhat five hundred mile border with syria and in the past and current has limited support to syrian rebels who are battling the syrian presidency of bashar assad and turkey has lent the rebels both a staging center and an area from which they can conduct their logistics so what
we're hearing here is that it might in fact the syrian government officials and soldiers who are retaliating against syria but as i mention no conclusive proof of this it is perhaps important to remember that back in february there was a car bomb in the same is eleven at that stage to the turkish government pointed fingers at the assad regime this is an area that does see a lot of fighting between syrian rebel forces and pro side forces and certainly the syrian turkish border is extremely volatile foreign policy analyst dr khan helen then that believes the embattled syrian regime is highly unlikely to have office treated the cross border tag which actually bears a signature of al qaeda linked extremists. you have to ask will the onset of government. be stupid enough to pick an open fight with a country on its border that has the second largest army in in the north atlantic
treaty organization i don't see the sense in them i mean it would suggest that the us of that regime has a suicide complex and they haven't demonstrated in any of that in the past the timing is certainly very suspicious you know a couple of weeks ago the syrians were used to using poison gas and then call it a party from the united nations said recently that it appears as if that was the insurgency that it used poison gas certainly causing gas disappears then this bombing happens car bombs are the particular signature device that are used by their some of us the very extreme islamist rebels in syria so i would be very careful about clinton figures at this point many people warn that that disavowal war had the potential to spill over into other areas of
the middle east that prediction is coming very true they escalated and thousand made a renewed international push to bring about peace in the region as long running efforts to mediate a diplomatic solution have been officially backed by the u.s. and britain but washington and london continue to support the rebels with the u.k. even pushing to stop arming them directly alexi had assessed he has more on the latest diplomatic developments. after months of fiery exchanges on the syrian conflict the major international players russia the united kingdom and the united states have managed to find a common ground principle position has been that it accused the west of supporting only one side of the syrian conflict that is the side of the syrian rebels russia has been particularly concerned with the calls across the atlantic to arm the syrian rebels to provide them with military training and even possibly intervene into the conflict by force also russia was equally concerned with statements in the
western countries that bashar assad must step down at the same time the western world has never been saying that it's the syrian people that have to choose their new government to have to choose their new future now hardly anyone expected after all of these. a meeting between the u.s. state secretary john kerry and the russian president and the russian foreign minister in moscow would produce something positive never the less international conference which is to be called by the end of this month was the direct result of the meeting in moscow that a conference is expected to have both the members of the syrian opposition and the syrian government at the same negotiation table at the same time a press conference between the russian foreign minister lavrov and john kerry took an interesting twist when a reporter asked about the bill to support the syrian rebels with weaponry which is now being considered by the u.s. congress the reply from the u.s. state secretary was that if the united states finds substantial proof that chemical
weapons were in fact used by bashar assad's troops in syria something which hasn't yet been proven of course then this bill will ultimately become reality which many experts have already described this as a certain leeway for the united states to still have a certain leverage in the syrian conflict now also on friday the british prime minister david cameron came to the city of. russia. and the biggest intrigue of that meeting was whether david cameron would sing to the same tune as john kerry did in moscow it's no secret that we have had differing views on how best to handle the situation but we share fundamental aims to end the conflict to stop syria fragmenting to let the syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism so i strongly support the conference that mr lavrov for mr kerry agreed this week to deliver a political solution a solution which has a transitional government based on the consent of the syrian people as
a whole so clearly the events of the of this past week have given us a clear indication that there may be interesting things to come in terms of the syrian conflict and this conference can actually produce something of a peaceful solution to the syrian conflict the western backing for the opposition is being blamed for the movement going in creasing the radicalize russian and european politics expert but as i mentioned sockless says the mediating pressure spearheaded by moscow was a time sitting there trying to round we do know quite a lot about the details of some of the groups involved though the details of the dynamics between them we know very little we do know that the various militant al-qaeda affiliated groups are strengthening because they have been the most years aleut what has been the greatest tragedy of this whole thing over the last two or so years is that there has been and always was some room in the middle and this is
now being squeezed out in part for the policy of the west and it is not only their fault but clearly they have not facilitated those who are willing to negotiate and to go to the table so therefore the evidence that the last two days are the first glimmer of hope exact somehow or other some sort of negotiated settlement could emerge out of those. time's up awful president say protests isn't france are they still waiting for the vital pages they desperately voted for a year ago when choosing socialism francois hollande last may the story is in full after the break.
welcome back you're watching our team a year ago this week a daring election pitches and pledges but a french leader franzl la interpol in the thai drawn presidential runoff yet today on top of the long speeches believe the change and improvement they were promised are nowhere to be seen as a cilia as the story. sounds. washable. change was a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking their president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people with voted left and put along to place recent poll shows popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest for any president in the past fifty years but. i thought
it. i'll let you know where your promises are come on where are they is said i'm just sure it is not me and i'm yet this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a dimension of growth employment and prosperity you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratch hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows frasse will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it or the very talk of it pushed french. to give up his citizenship for a law should one one promise a law and it didn't that it's to keep is legalizing gay marriage pleasing
supporters it also sparking fierce consultation in the wake of i think we've all. seen people happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but are also priorities a priority is employment we need to eat it is ok just too easy to blame. if you're in the news you can look at the new president immediately. into the economy is what i would like anyway i just would like to get your credit which is not making that much driving season which is keeping some key on which is not going to explain that you know they're the magic brissie be the no one hundred four. yeah yeah
yeah. a magic recipe this film. her says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's lack of the choice to milk up on the quickly. in the memo the detail when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two but that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree with do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term don't want all that he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president the time is up you know need to start changing topics but others like these were a christian recently closed steel plant of easter flowers are not even hopeful for
symbolically laid to rest or laws broken promises under a thirty which reads the trail. does our cilia our t. harris. it's not a president a laundress suffer a sharp losses in his ratings now because he went to bed to fly in campaigning for the job as artie's had been hearing from robert harness a freelance reporter on french office it's not what he's been doing wrong so much press is what he did when he was candidate so what he did when he was candidate was to raise everybody's expectations to a level that he couldn't to fulfill if it was always stand he knew very well he couldn't fulfill them anyway but he promised for us to refocus nature on defensive measures you start more or less the opposite by feeding in mali and. he's initially at any rate very aggressive stance. it's very noticeable that he's gone quiet on syria and quiet on mali although the french have not withdrawn from.
i think search he thought so. you know the traditional thing if things are not going well at home you cause a bit of a stir bro that distracts attention and you look good you look presidential the as for the french are beginning to say to each other in the media and so on and. see how many stupid the first hair was happening in mali or syria or care what's happening in france the problem in france is they have record unemployment rose no sign it's going to get better. victory dres celebrations have continued across all russia throughout the weekend there is a month sixty eight years since the narcisse reigned in world war two the trademark ground of military parade in moscow was of course of the centerpiece of me the night thousands of troops and tons of hardware swept across with square with planes flying overhead as one of the most dates in russia in all of the surviving veterans
and more than twenty six million soviet people who perished in the war the country bore the brunt of the bridge will not the war machine for several years before the red army pushed back to liberate all of eastern europe rolling all the way to the top of the race in berlin. this week or so is symbolic revolution on russia's political stage when a leading architect of the government's strategy stepped down after thirteen years vladislav surkov were handed in his records nation as a deputy prime minister would often be referred to in the media as the great cardinal of the kremlin where he had been in charge of a wide range of domestic. real britons a return to the presidency last year was a transfer through the prime minister's cabinet to giving him arguably less influence he and the reforms. explained why he quit no mention what he's
planning to do next. as there is a violent protest over where the bangladesh throughout the week has hundreds of hardline slammers that clashed with police protesters demanded the introduction of a new blasphemy law into reinstate pledges to align the constitution police used tear gas or rubber bullets and water cannons to try and disperse the angry mob the government so far refused to give into the demands we did today music campaign against a war crimes or says it's lavis won't back down either. they never accepted the really secular identity of bangladesh and over the last four between years of they have been actually conspiring against ito's of a secular state and they are trying to convert it to another state like pakistan trying to make peace and govern state but creating anarchy and whatever you assume
is actually the result of all the terms they have been trying. for the last forty years for some of the major political parties including the main opposition party has been supporting. me in all as of the twenty forty nato withdrawal from afghanistan approaches that it's getting india worried it's concerned that with foreign troops out of the volatile state of the taliban or gravitate to india control me the south asia x. where do bad to parties as are the growing violence or throughout the region is feeling concerns. his main concern is that. afghanistan will become much more unstable parts nato troop withdrawal and pakistani intervention might increase. there may well be another round of civil war that will. turn afghanistan into. unstable part of india and once taliban and other militant groups in afghanistan.
and by the stones tribal areas become more and there's more control over them then they could influence trade didn't break the numbers in kashmir and that's all of course all of the what it looking around the world are some more of today's top stories a first to iran where paul for earthquake which has left a child did and that several other people injured it registered six point two on the richter scale and the epicenter was near a remote city in the southern province of hamas can be quakers soviet leader major around seventy villages and led to a series of aftershocks last month iran suffered is biggest earthquake at fifteen yes. thousands of miles across central tel aviv overall proposal stirred two measures due to be debated by the israeli government on monday are expected to raise taxes and cut welfare protestors are aiming their
anger at the newly installed finance minister. let his elections campaign was build on support of the middle class would like him to be hit hard by his car. crawls again but outside of double gary as paloma hundreds of thousands of you need to be printed ballots will seize just hours before sunday's parliamentary election it could prove to be a tough challenge for the european union's a poise member has said a parties and seven coalitions are in the running of all of prime minister was forced to step down and so every amid nationwide protests about the country's worsening state right now twenty two percent of bulgarians and live under the poverty line and twelve percent unemployed. using the odds as expression for the mentally ill is what we look at next here enough to stay with us .
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