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these are the images. from the streets of canada. corporations are. the masters puts a price tag on the safety of the u.n. observer mission to syria the first monitors get down to business to oversee a fragile cease fire. eighteen hours of fighting in kabul security forces regained control after a taliban massive assault on a prominent number of western embassies and nato is h.q. . bill rosalie's are still high profile opposition members following pressure from the united states and the european union to ease up on the opposition join me in just a minute for all the latest details. from
moscow twenty four hours a day this is r.t. the syrian government says it cannot guarantee the safety of u.n. observers lest they coordinate every step of your thoughts its first what it says has arrived in syria. it comes as opposition activists claim they're still under attack by the government wanted to act against what it calls terrorists. is in damascus for r.t. . waiting to be reborn for serious off the books christians in the meaning of all the more poignant this year and they contemplated the sacrifices of the last few months. with death and suffering across the country many sought refuge in prayer hoping that peace could be resurrected i guess all syrian prays for peace
despite isolated clashes the kofi annan brokered ceasefire has answered it's proved they have been the rival of the un observers a lasting peace may now have the best chance in months still as these analyst points out the u.n. monitors may need to learn from the experience of their arab league college or parties his mission in january faintest of the bloodshed woman in the eyes of both the government and the opposition the u.n. mission is more professional more credible it will be made up of the observers of particular countries with their own agendas and their perceived neutrality or the lack of it could make or break the mission. the rapid deployment of monitors is in the interest of the assad government has argued is the only way to ensure the compliance of both sides to the ceasefire now that there was there are various are on the ground you know officials have made it clear they expect the syrian authorities to take further steps to uphold it but we are worried about the
operational deployment of heavy armor. in. population centers they don't belong. they didn't belong there in the first place they don't belong and we are working. with the government. the opposition for a full. of violence in all its forms relieved for them. with claims and counterclaims of violence by both sides the u.n. monitors will surely wrestle with the challenges ahead but at least they have syria and steering them on the owner of the shop just ordered another batch of these t. shirts i thought people are wrestling slogan in syria it is now taking on a whole new meaning for thousands killed across the country rising above hate is a tall order and while it may think here is many syrians agree that having impartial international observers on the ground may be the first step in that direction it's not work or artsy damascus syria. well despite officially backing
the u.n. plan for a diplomatic solution to the conflicts america its allies are providing even more material support to the rebels that's the view of principle analyst well that's not . the scope of the cease fire amounting. there are some parties within the middle east politics trying to sabotage the peace plan that is a range by mr anon and the un i think somebody in qatar and arabia they're not like in the plan and they wanted the bloodshed to continue in syria and for our belief we have seen and witnessed in the past couple days major of rescue from other terrorist organization and getting from countries into syria and causing all these against the stability of syria i think. the peace plan should have signed by the qatari and the sudanese and the united states. because
because these factors are actually causing. the collation to continue at this point we don't understand how mr obama would say i'm supplying all kinds of. different supplies mostly weapons to the opposition and at the same time you want to have a peace plan is working at this point. well coming up later in the program appeasing the voters. we have a kind of tree. for free it's about this world within you. and the laws of the french is that. the french model. politicians campaign with radical views which labor to bring success at the polls.
the afghan capital has seen eighteen hours of fierce fighting after militants launched a daring and well coordinated assault on the city official say the battles now are over the attackers killed or captured the taliban claimed responsibility for sunday strikes on kabul and three other provinces hailing them as the start of spring offensive grenades and machine gun fights on foreign embassies it is headquarters and the afghan parliament electronic or at least seventeen attackers have been killed at least officer also not just like the first such incident in kabul since september the violence comes as nato gradually winds down its troop presence in the country but. not be a star ahmed creation says the u.s. led mission is failing. this is one of those moments you don't want to be an american during the good comes times eight months after the last impressive commander style attack in kabul that targeted the very building of the u.s.
embassy there any one person leaving the forces state of pakistan but the fact that it's this happens again just shows you that we will not be exaggerating if we see them here what we're witnessing right now is the collapse and increasingly up to date on it against james and it comes as the worse time will be for the u.s. military here because of the respect complete disconnect right now to the nation forces of the american forces will not head and the occupation upon me of the afghan national police and will be just brought back the past few months we've seen see how the american and world leaders silver student killed at the hands are very of the only solution to loosen the needle will be used to free trade and today's attacks just to remove that the humanity the school or power will work i'm still his friend from whom. well we want to know your view on bents in the afghan capital had to r.t.
dot com to participate in our latest web poll today were also. instant. spread of strikes over third believe there's going to be a collapse of central forty seven percent say they are going to start seeing english troops for the militants and the minority view so far saying it's going into a surge of international troops go online. is else is going to. fall in the race is genetically modified products step towards instincts agriculture about the possible consequences and. also online. rights upon which display the one hundredth birthday asians found to be here.
then to roost has released two high profile political prisoners one of the two men is a former presidential candidate well let's now get the latest from let's go. let's see why would these two being held and why they're now being set free. well definitely this is one very unexpected and unprecedented move by the man often described as europe's last dictator. the president of belarus now the former president presidential candidate opposition member and he's closest counterpart from the european response you meet anybody and go were both arrested in december twentieth and following the presidential election in belarus and they were accused of organizing a mass protest the protest which sold very violent clashes in the russian capital minsk now both were convicted were sentenced to five and two years in prison
respectively now they were both released from prison through a direct presidential pardon something very much unexpected from the country's leader both have already reconvened with their families and came up with very short statements saying that they never expected that their plea to be set free would be met by the country's leader now certainly all the politicians are speculating all the political analysts are trying to understand why this happened why the release was conducted by the country's leader while still ten opposition figures opposition politicians are remaining remain in prison cross the country following the presidential election back into a time we have to wait and see what their fate would be following the release of the first two political prisoners so unexpected as you say what's been the reaction to the release of these prisoners. we're definitely waiting for some reaction from the russian leadership if certainly some reaction would come to that already had
been a reaction from the european union from the highest representative of the european union on international affairs catherine ashton who already said that releasing these two prisoners is a big step forward and she did she insisted that the other ten political prisoners must also be set free now of course the relations between minsk and the european union have been very much strained we know that a further set of economic sanctions is due to be discussed within the next several weeks and of course the political analysts are now trying to understand whether this move by the country's president is. to ease the tension between brussels and the means but no direct connection has been made so far only the party of the. released prisoners is connecting the fact of the release of the sanctions directly but certainly this is a very interesting move and we have to wait and see where there. could be. easing
of this tension and lowering his crackdown on the opposition to continue a crackdown which has been taking place for the past two years ever since the presidential vote in three to ten. counties. there thank you. count down to one of the most anticipated shows a year has begun chief. program. where he comes face to face in the headlines and makes it stayed. inside. and phone interviews coming up later this hour. what were your criteria. so the single biggest criterion something i would come up with. that's quite that's quite interesting because there are a number of guests that we couldn't get so let's talk about that sort of thing ship so we're trying to we he's currently in prison on behalf of some sort of even
music and political situation makes it extremely difficult for him to speak they're going to. carve a quarter cost. you know prisoner. was a was a billionaire we got him sort of like to speak to him he's been present. there if we look at some of the big us and so i sort of people the. tops of power of some giant words corporations we have. in direct personal cover. so some of them say no it's too dangerous as far as he was governing is concerned. and i hope you know it's not. political it's just too great so. then we go to the other groups that we have and we did actually. so those are. people who normally don't care about what.
number of what work each ip said leading a presidential hopefuls have indicated their appeal there and from next month's poll comes out in the election committee ten will be twenty three candidates from standing and supporters have threatened to carry out massive demonstrations in cairo in response to the bad old days brother racketeering didn't mostly. muslim brotherhoods leading candidate the may twenty third presidential election will be the first since the country's former president barack was toppled more in the year ago plus one activist. says despite moves towards democracy will be hard to. egypt break away from. the running mates. and such a side a charter almost to the man who are causing a lot of tensions on the ground so egyptians are receiving this gladly there's a deep militarized state here for over sixty years the military has been ruling
this country anyone from the missile heads the governors the mayors they're all retired military terms this stuff that was the pentacles have a strong grip over the country which is not easy to do those and i remember when we were first. said we're not here this is not revolution we're here as a gypsy and once things settle down we'll definitely run for parliament and that we will not get over thirty five percent maximum of the parliament and this is this was more of a promise and then just a statement what we've seen is that they actually began with seventy percent and then said it would be twenty five and then they said it will be thirty five what we've seen is that with the broad coalition of salafist it's reached over seventy percent. for egypt's political future could compromise its relations with the u.s. so conflict with. israel is going to come. egypt
is changing dramatically washington policies are not for the last thirty years the u.s. has sent an annual eight parent cash to the egyptian military this year it's one point three billion dollars it is absolutely essential that we do what we can to preserve a close strategic relationship with egypt because egypt is being major player in the region the egyptian military has been widely accused of cracking down on peaceful protesters and egyptians want to put an end to the overreaching power of their military but that seems to have had no in fact on washington's decision to keep going with business as usual with the injured business as usual ceased to be a reality almost a decade ago unfortunately our leadership in the white house and in the state department have not caught up with that reality the new reality is it is not
business as usual we are not buying loyalty but not even the egyptian military's loyalty may be enough to secure business as usual between washington and cairo the muslim brotherhood is the ruling power in egypt's parliament now and their candidate could well when presidential election in may the brotherhood as they cleared israel america's closest ally in the region enemy number one we will not be able to afford and or put in jail for example lingers on the borders of egypt that is not the acceptable by the egyptian people but most recently a delegation from the muslim brotherhood has made a trip to washington and flip flopped on some of their harsh statements this time the brotherhood lawmakers said they were not planning on breaking the peace agreement with israel signed at the end of the nineteen seventies in light of the mixed messages that keep changing daily some wonder whether there is any guarantee
that egyptian military power bolstered by u.s. taxpayer dollars and weapons. will not one day be aimed at israel the fact that they have to send the go delegation to try or much washington shows you that what they are trying to hide is not very charming they're talking about american taxpayer dollars being used to fund what may well be a government in egypt which is vitriolically into america washington seems to be holding on to the old policy of offering egyptian leaders incentives in exchange for favors and loyalty but will that model work with the new democratic egypt which may soon be ruled by capitalize on fraley and anti-american rhetoric i'm going to take our reporting from washington r.t. . there on the opposite ends of the political spectrum but two of france's presidential candidates common ground when it comes to elections key issues because
they're in the. race for the country's top job and their platforms including the fight against legalization sound surprisingly similar saucily reports. say they lie in opposite ends of the political sphere. john look i'm a long shore the hard left and marine le pen on the far right. with who would have thought they'd have this much in common both denouncing what they see a straight jackets for france namely nato and what they see as europe's impositions bomb france must offer the world a new under globalization alliance independent of the united states of america whether the european union treaty or participation in nato which we no longer want we've run proclaim that we will call a popular referendum on beast who matters. no father said you do have the child
as there are stating is here ology is the euro designed as a tool to force the advent of a federal and freedom going europe say the subject of immigration is the clearest difference between the two with the far right start against it but both share a passion of her still be towards globalization blaming it for job losses. goethe plan to increase the minimum wage and both want to increase the power of the french state through nationalization and greater control over the quote unquote big bad banks just as it is all other political forces today including the socialist party who believe blindly in virtues of capitalism and this is the disillusionment that drives about thirty percent of middle sean penn voters who see a still and impotent middle ground a government that left jobs go at threaten their way of life they're worried this would go on we have a country. being a lot of fear about this transit world with
a new kind of it was going to lose a friend and the most fearful of the french is that that could damage. the so-called social french model which is something that the french are extremely sensitive to politicians are appealing to the french people the securities of their radical repartee and increasing number of voters are working perfectly here of course for the political. and some for good. the left front is the only alternative to liberalism i'm not even sure if i'll vote for a left leaning socialist francois no in the second round and that is the biggest threat to the men in the middle front runners in the race for brad miller sean and tough talking le pen their stance will be at opposite ends but they've got a shrewd knack of stealing voters on the core troubles that are blighting the french people cancer so you're archie paris. plus in world news in brief
you know this hour the demonstrators have gathered outside the u.s. embassy in the philippines to protest against a joint military exercises between the two countries activists through blue and red paint on the embassy gate. twelve thousand u.s. and. twelve brazen. brings its assassins are taking place in the western for the us where tensions with china have escalated over disputed territory of the china similar. mali's interim president says he's ready to open talks with rebels and business groups or people on the move in the country and insisted armed groups must leave who've said they consider a form of rationing body rather than a new state which world leaders have rejected has been divided into since refused depending. on what. the
trial against norwegian government under braving confessed to killing seventy seven people last summer begins on monday critics are expected to do terrorism very thing the middle charges for bombing in oslo rampage at a youth camp also tried to persuade president of the massacre was turned out in some defense he'd previously been ruled insane but it was overturned last week guilty he could face a maximum of twenty one year sentence. well that's now of course it was all business desk control and then that pressure by the tasha so what do we expect from the markets today. well if you judge by the way asia is trading certainly nothing positive asia is sharply down at the moment let's now see those figures there and that's after a surgeon's spanish borrowing costs brought to global equity markets why rolling down on friday and we see that dynamic continuing and then to add insult to the
injury china reported lower than expected g.d.p. figures on friday and that weighed on commodity stocks in the commodity futures i should say in new york trading on friday and that's affecting resource related companies in asia today and as you can see the nikkei is shedding almost one and a half percent and jochen financials are hurting with mitsubishi financial group losing more than two percent at the moment but on a positive note china said it would widen the let's bring back those asian figures there it said it was why in the you want trading band from zero point five percent plus or minus two plus or minus one percent what as you can see right now it's not really adding to the picture it's not really bringing any positive dynamic what's the weather and now on to the u.s. trading using friday's closing figures there they are and the cap their worst
trading week this year so far it was a pretty bad day the dow shedding one percent the nasdaq being one and half percent and we'll see earnings of from citi group and the bank of america this week that's one of the thing that will drive the markets but of course the main story is the health of the european economy that's what everybody will be watching and just speaking of the economy on friday we saw some really bad statistics coming out. and everybody was worried about spain because first of all as i mentioned spanish borrowing costs were extremely high and of course the bank of spain on fridays said that the country's banks doubled their boring from the european central bank in the month of march essentially indicating a lock of their own liquidity and all of that affected the euro as of course we should expect let's see what the currency market looks like at the moment the euro
as at a one month a low against the dollar at the moment and the russian ruble on friday close mixed it actually gained it to the euro but lost two dollars will bring you the latest figures as the markets open in two hours and the russian markets on friday closed next you're seeing those figures right there we're not expecting any huge domestic drivers at this monday so most likely the markets will look to the west for their direction and of course the price of oil as usual is affecting the market as well and oil at the moment is down. and one of the main factors that has been driving world higher of course is the concern over iran's nuclear program but over the weekend iran met with the a leading six nations that had a pretty constructive dialogue there and they've really to meet again in maize so that's easing these concerns and is bringing the price of oil down and the other factor of course china morning worse than expected growth figures as i mentioned
and now it's raising concerns that there might be a lower demand for commodities going forward and that's all the latest from the business desk kerry i'll be back in about fifteen minutes so you that ok thanks for that update. stay with us for an interview with whistleblower julian sunny's right off the age of the headlines.
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