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we wanted to visit. something. the u.n. observer mission in syria prepares for massive reinforcement amid reports of truce violations by both the rebels and government troops. campaigning ends in france just ahead of sunday's presidential poll voters facing a tough choice at a time of social division called unemployment. energy hungry china works to secure a slice of the arctic and its untapped mineral resources the chinese premier on a tour of the nordic states. and our russia close up team travels beyond the arctic circle to see how herding and fishing communities there survive and ultimately thrive.
coming to you live from the heart of moscow this is artsy with me rule research showing interest the next few minutes the u.n. security council will vote on a resolution to send hundreds of observers to syria supports the idea saying it will help promote the un backed cease fire agreement with multiple reports of the truce speaking violated by both sides from new york now and he. joins us live on the program and i'm marina other the security council is boosting the number of observers to syria but how united is the top u.n. body at this point. at this point it seems as though the security council is very much united. about bringing peace to syria because on friday evening all fifteen members were consulting behind closed doors as there were two drops on the
table one proposed by russia the other proposed by the european union those straps were combined into one resolution that will be voted upon today the most important thing to note about this resolution is that the security council wants to expand the u.n. observer mission in syria from thirty unarmed military observers to three hundred unarmed military observers that would be in syria for a period of ninety days there were a solution also calls on damascus to commit its pledges and responsibilities outlined in the six point peace plan put together by joint special envoy kofi anon so what this clearly shows is that the security council is trying to get more observers into syria to monitor this cease fire that was agreed upon and put into place. and the opposition groups because at this point there are seven unarmed if you one of the servers in syria and russia and many other
countries have argued is that there needs to be many more of servers that can go throughout syria and take part and witness what is happening there to make sure that the there is not a surge of violence taking place once again so any moment now the u.n. security council is going to vote on a resolution to boost the number of observers up to three hundred in in syria but they have to go in there so it's a moment of the cease fire but the question is what is the current state of the u.n. but cease fire. well just hours before the security council members convenes at the united nations the opposition group in syria called for are you one backed military intervention this of course comes as the u.s. and its western allies are still campaigning for regime change in syria so many argue that this is undermining any kind of peace that the security council together on one side is trying to move forward pioneered by mr on on in addition to that
there has been violence still ongoing in syria and now there are special observers the u.n. special observers in homes that have reported that there is not much violence taking place there but of course according to syrian state t.v. there's been reports of armed terrorist groups as leading attacks against civilians and law enforcements in several provinces the government says more than a dozen soldiers were killed in the city of daraa in the past two days so this just underscores the fact that there needs to be many more observers you run observers in syria to monitor what is happening throughout the country not just one specific area and you have also the opposition groups in syria calling for a u.n. military backed interim engine which would not help by any means bring peace to the area if anything it compromised more life so we have to wait and see what the security council will ultimately say in the minutes and hours ahead to keep us
posted on things more important of that live in new york thank you. a former syrian ambassador to turkey who says that despite calls from the opposition for military intervention damascus will not allow a repeat of libya. what we are seeing is that the security council has been moving more and more towards russia's point of view toward the syrian principle in adopting a more balanced resolution and that's why there is a consensus so observers on the ground are doing their job the syrian government is fascinating to do work but reps guarantees peace on the ground is not the mere presence of the three hundred u.n. soldiers and officers what guarantees a peaceful end to the crisis is a goodwill gesture by the so-called opposition and their legal and international backers the so-called national council is seeking
a repetition of the libyan said no you would be catastrophic libyans you know your it was an international rule that has been waged against syria for the last fourteen months but syria is not going to be another libya if the payware take any foolish a step to militarily they're going to go to try to very very very long time to come this is r.t. live from moscow a media blackout in france's presidential race is basically giving the candidates a bit of a little bit of a breathing space excuse me in a tight contest which threatens to oust the current leader nicolas sarkozy the top two expected to include socialist leader and front runner francois hollande will do battle in a runoff to decide the winner in a week's time as artists are australia reports economic gloom and all time high unemployment dominating the concerns of voters. one day to go before the friendship
polls but one in four voters still haven't made up their top of the french people jobs and money in their pockets especially at a time when unemployment is around ten percent hitting an all time high that's about three million people unemployed so who can take the top job and solve a fresh people's problems well according to the latest poll socialist party candidate do you believe that about twenty nine percent of potential votes now almost one. verse of the country but he is criticized for this widely perceived lack of experience how truly beyond a lot is incumbent. he's a deeply unpopular president and one recent poll you would declare him the most unpopular president in history now his presidency has been marred with one economic crisis after another the last weeks of campaigning he started more radical rhetoric of just clamping down on immigration. or talking tough when it comes to security matters especially after the incident and he's also taken on a more confrontational tone towards the european union proposing that france freeze
its budget contribution to the e.u. budget currently a third place according to the polls is head of the national front party as he has been sticking to what i'm saying immigration platform vowing to cut down the number of legal immigrants to temp hours of the year that's down from about one hundred eighty thousand at the moment and she has also said that she wants france to. go back to the french currency the french frank and what's being called the big surprise of this french presidential campaign is the middle of the left front now his numbers have doubled since january from about six to seven percent fourteen percent now he is mincing no words since talking about a civic insurrection a revolution. the financial sector and he also was chavez the e.u. a fiscal pact. he wants to withdraw from so he's taking on a very strong hardline approach these are the top four contenders vying for the top . so based on the rhetoric we've been using in their campaign presses your
neighbors as well as other partners understand that no matter who takes on the presidency there will be disruptions to what the form of contiguity they may be expecting it's just a matter of to what extent these changes will impact the relationships as far as french people are concerned we have a few more hours left to make that choice. historian economist nicholas buckler is maintains that the election campaign has failed to address the real issues affecting the french. for the moment you know france has a very weak economy with the huge problems problems of production problems of public debt to over ninety percent of the g.d.p. problems of massive unemployment problem to integrate the immigrants and sue because this campaign was an evil show in fact to to discuss how really to reform france and it's sure that we have a very huge trees to have
a major attack to after spain here on earth the french that are up so i believe the seas the way to reform france is it was the very important state that was not unfortunately discussed the more a general point of view i believe this was a campaign based on protection on a very nationalist mood on the factory to reveal to voters in france. that as far you know at the economy's concerns finance but the immigrants too it's impossible to have closed the country and we have a true image ina a way to manage the immigration but we need immigration as all the eighteen countries. and the current crisis tough cuts. tragic integration. who will be left standing with the people speech. the french election on r.t.
. it's an hour telling us past the hour here in moscow where this is our still to come of the program a chance to live a cancer sufferers and be a put their hope in a new law to allow western lifesaving medicines to be made locally and cheaper thereby helping thousands who otherwise couldn't afford the trip. protesters in egypt have staged the biggest rally in months to demand an immediate end to the military rule which they've lived under for more than a year now the move comes after the army barred almost half of the prospective presidential candidates from standing in the upcoming election u.s. based analyst thinks the gyptian revolution of the end of the day has been hijacked obviously things are moving toward a collusion here the military doesn't want to give up its privileged position in society but protesters want a genuine democratic system where this thing is headed to possible the know you've
got this complex force taking place there you've got the military dictatorship probably by the u.s. doesn't want to relinquish power you've got a whole already of protesters out there would go over centers do you know i mean say we want a genuine democracy in this country the question is who is ultimately going to control their the rate their reign of power here and the military is making it very clear that this isn't just a temporary transition to civilian rule they've made it very clear we're here to stay we're the ultimate power we will permit elections to be to be had but under our ultimate control we maintain the ultimate power in this society how is that a genuine democracy that the protesters are realizing it's not. we've got many more stories on our t. dot com just a few clicks away online including that of america's plan b. for iran to find out about reports of four hundred u.s.
middle of the employed in the persian gulf as washington gets ready to take all options against iran if it doesn't give up its nuclear program. and confessed killer and as for every step by step description of exactly how he massacred sixty nine people on a holiday island in norway last year claiming he had to the humanize himself in order to carry out the atrocity more than many other stories that are on. the vast energy resources of the arctic of so far being fought for by the countries bordering the region but now china the world's biggest energy consumer is joining in the country's premier is touring europe first stopping in iceland where he signed accords on energy cooperation beijing also wants permanent observer status on the arctic council and some experts believe that beijing actually has a real chance of securing itself
a healthy slice china may surprise you right and very quickly pose a politically and economically source some of the western countries actually sure they're cautious stance towards trying to solve you actually hesitant to give china this kind of standards in the uk the consul i think first of china will use always diplomatic skills to try to gain more support from from the not it countries which are more friendly because try enough in this region i'm not a problem another you susan china we're also us is not only our each game as a ball its currency but where's there's you know prices specially for example i certainly i think china will use more of is still well it's true. there's a boy in the region. it's good to have you with us today here on are still to come just shortly in the program we will be going to extremes. the mizzen twin drove russia's far north provide two things that are vital for the people that live here
and fish come and see how life here revolves around them in just a few minutes and. i do think a lot of that is corporate driven here and it is really the for money unfortunately resident gets to genetically modified food whether it's a welcome scientific advance or a lurking help out there and just a few minutes we find out the flavor of opinion on the streets of new york. or to some global news in brief for you here with reality well dr it will start with iraq twin blasts rocked baghdad killing four and injuring a dozen at the first bomb exploded inside a minibus in the she neighborhood seconds later a roadside bomb blew up just a few meters away two days ago al qaeda linked militants carried out a series of assaults across the capital killing thirty ending over a. protester has been found shot dead after
overnight clashes with security forces it's reported the man had also been beaten by riot police ahead of the controversial bahrain grand prix on friday tens of thousands took part in anti regime protests against the sunni ruling elite and demanded reforms activists are promised to mark this weekend's race with quote days of rain. investigators trying to find out why a passenger plane crashed in pakistan on friday killing all one hundred twenty seven on board have now recovered the aircraft's flight recorders from the wreckage the boeing seven thirty seven burst into flames in the fields near as long about international airport during a landing attempt in a thunderstorm now a ban has been imposed on the head of the bolshoi line from leaving the. tree the company had only recently restarted business after shutting down due to financial problems over ten years ago. five men have been detained
in afghanistan along with ten tons of material which could be used to make bombs security officials in afghanistan said the suspects were plotting to assassinate the country's vice president they were detained last sunday but news of the arrests was kept secret to help investigations into other suspects the men were held at a taliban gunman borscht an eighteen hour assault on the capital's april about it district targeting western embassies and residents well over a million people in india are diagnosed every year with cancer and most of the drugs they need are currently imported and they do not come cheap but there could be about to change though with a new law that means lifesaving medicine could actually be manufactured locally but this report is artie's pre-history. she already is one of the two point five million people in india dying from cancer while she spent three thousand dollars of her money and traveled for three hundred fifty miles from her home to
get proper treatment she believes there is no hope for her. and the maddest sounds of the stores are expansive have come from so far so there are times we don't have money to burn. but now there might be a chance in a revolutionary move india's patent office has decided to bare a german pharmaceutical powerhouse would lose its exclusive rights to manufacture a life saving cancer pale the rice was absorbed into the heart. you can manufacture of from abroad in certain pure and affordable pollution now a compulsory license would be given to a local indian pharmaceutical manufacturer they could make the exact same drug buy cheaper if all of the sudden blows were a number who hoard medicine and would have no bid most of the building that ensues but for the price it's all possible because of
a revised trade and international property rights agreement passed by the world trade organization known as trips the trips agreement spoke it's to provide medication to all people in developing countries means that global pharmaceutical companies are required to sell a life altering medication at a reasonably afford to fight the people in those countries if they don't do that patent offices in those countries can ask these global pharmaceutical companies to provide compulsory licenses so that a local manufacturer can benefit make those drugs the idea is that the local pharmaceutical companies would then be stripped of their monopoly on drugs in developing countries. harry has said in statements that it is quote disappointed in the ruling and is looking for ways to challenge it this is a saga of waterloo who look back and told us to keep their promise. of
placing in all the other things you know it gives them a little chance to live and a chance for india to stand out against domination from the west preassure either party new delhi india. our time now to work its no bit more about russia with our usual russia close up or the latest insulation our newest adventure to earth to a far flung part of the nation. and today we're exploring a russia's extreme north the region it's bigger than france but half of its territory lies beyond the arctic circle but the winter there lasts eight months which means only a few species can survive in the harsh conditions reindeer and fish mean everything for the indigenous people populating this unwelcoming land so we are dispassionate
tom gotten over there to see what he makes of. an icon of the north and yet some other native northern peoples follow grazing reindeer wherever they go their routines revolving around the animals the life of the reindeer herder is usually hot and isolated but occasionally they gather to share their world and compete in a skills they honed in on the tundra and i'm about to join the celebrations. last seen throwing. stick wrestling. and hurdle jumping all cause for competition but the main event is record live croce. ranging races bring teams from far and wide from the competition is tough i feel a bit nervous that my rivals get better every year even though i won last year this year the younger ones may compete on a par with me. and perhaps he's right to be
a bit jittery it seems getting started is the trickiest moment. sometimes for cameramen. you're. going to actually. after the festivities and sit down to eat some reindeer of course but also that other russian arctic speciality fish in this nearby factory they're preparing thousands of none of these are seething all having been caught quota from local rivers and i'm told to mend is booming in the fronts of the arctic. here isn't enough of our product even to cover the domestic market europeans find our products delicious and ecological if you were but so far with it we haven't enough of that. to see where all this comes from we caught up with andre he's been fishing since he was
a child on the hook today the river shark pike and like his carriage andres. true russia northern yes and we. can't say for fishing in the south it may have his advantages as for me i love to fish right here in the north when it's frosty the air is fresh and the sun is bright it's great. ten point later and raised his dinner and we have small insights and central importance of these animals to the lines of northern. without the fish and the deer tundra and the lives of those who live here will be very empty indeed. now whether we love it or not genetically modified food is everywhere and it's become a part of our everyday lives next artie's resident in the. people on the streets with g.m. food it's a good thing. are
you concerned about genetically modified or enhanced foods or is it just an overblown issue this week let's talk about that do you care. not. because less processed foods in europe that's for sure yeah i do think a lot of it is corporate driven here and it is related to money unfortunately modifying genetically food is totally. controlling they want to pick. sources over main crime source became basically push up on us so why are americans ok with that i think is the knowledge they want to get information from regular t.v. . just being in did you know the color is made with high fructose corn syrup in the united states but everywhere else it's made with pure cane sugar i didn't know that but if you. don't know why don't americans demand better things in
their food. they don't want to pay more money for their food in the days they used to well they're eating my i don't care as long as they're comfortable it doesn't matter that would be my guess i think our country is run by greed and money and there's a lot of issues here so. we'll see if they win the greed is so strong that it messes with what people eat. i think i think you just answered the question with your question do you think that because the population is growing and growing and growing bet we're bound to eat things like meat meat in petri dishes and those kinds of extremes probably yes there's this website i don't remember the name of it but supposedly you put what you we in a week and told you how many earths we would need for every one of the world the same amount you know why. and it turns out. there really need to be such earths for me but i know most you know these insights to say the least but you know your
experience that if americans stopped buying genic we modified food rather you think that they'd stop making out all that's one hundred percent yes the playing to mammon to demand dries up the supply dries up to date need to start putting that on labels that everything that's in there right absolutely and more people are getting wise to labels now i think when they're in the supermarkets in the shop in they'll see the signs of no stunts or read more than to get off the shelf and put in a basket i think just slowly get no idea through media but i think it needs to go more useful further whether or not you're concerned about genetically modified foods the bottom line is if you live in the united states you're probably eating a lot more of them than you realize. just a moment here are three of the issues complicating russia u.s. trade relations are they will be discussed and spotlight the f.b.i. after a quick recap of the headlines. wolf
the. sundance technology innovation all the moves developments from around russia we've dumped the future coverage. on. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images koch world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations are on the day. the book. something lies beneath. thousands of meters of ice country rock.