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ten candidates face off in the french presidential election with voting now open as economic misfortune bruises theory and broken promises lead voters radically splits . the u.n. security council united ordering the deployment of a massive observer mission to syria but russia and the u.s. are divided over the details of the move. plots the brain is on high alert to safeguard the formula one grand prix which is going to have to spy a wave of anti-government protests and a brutal crackdown that's left one dead. began back on the small screen of the world watches as whistleblower julian assange makes it staved and makes his debut as a t.v. host here on r.t. stirring up a range of global reaction. from
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the russian capital you're on with r.t. now it's the day that france decide its future was millions set to vote on a new president this year polls open to a very disenchanted public in a country suffering a rampant unemployment to stare at the end of canonic despair predict the turnout will be low with many voters being unable to relate to the candidates are these tests are still you know reports on the runners and riders aiming to restore french fortunes and their sometimes far reaching promises. it's election day in france and round one of the presidential race mostly was out in a country where politics is a national pastime the prospect of a record of such should happen so over this election and some polls projecting that up to thirty two percent of voters would rather not pass the ballots not all of the people but because they feel that there really isn't much of a choice for the top two mainstream candidates or socialist ones wall. and called
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it center right you can also we see the both of them or see those von how they presented enough solutions to the practical problems of threats such as the slow economy the locking jobs of the social divisions resulting from these focus of disillusionment has given rise to more extreme views propping up candidates such as hardliner on the left or from the middle sean and for right candidate moving the pet together both of them are expected to garner about thirty percent of the total votes but also this anger of the current state of france has been fueling some segments of antiglobalization that capitalism and immigration and they told the euro or the e.u. all sunday a clear message to the french would like to see the problems at home addressed first before looking on the outside and this is precisely what outsiders are bracing themselves for a france a complete socially be looking a little more inward it responds to its people go back to russia and will become clearer as the first official results are announced local time reporting from paris
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i'm tougher sylvia are to. give you a currency crisis tough cuts. transfer teacher gratian. moving left standing with the speech. the french election. he wants to body has decided to stand three hundred observers to syria three months mission to monitor an anti-violence it's now up to the un chief to decide how and ran to the point russia is welcome to move but america warns it may take action against damascus regardless going up or down as more from new york. once again the united nations security council has unanimously adopted a resolution on syria the most recent one drafted by russia and co-sponsored by eight other countries the resolution calls for and authorizes up to three hundred unarmed u.n. military observers to go to syria and monitor the truce the cease fire that was put
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in place april twelfth between damascus and the opposition groups this resolution also calls on the syrian government to meet its responsibilities and pledges of the cold war in the six point peace plan laid out by a u.n. joint envoy mr kofi annan on russia of course of believes that this most recent development in syria is step in the right direction u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice left the meeting on saturday not showing as much optimism as russia and many other countries had susan rice took to her twitter feed to say that deployment of three hundred or three thousand unarmed observers cannot on its own stop assad's quote murderous rampage susan rice said external pressures are additionally needed to solve the problem in syria
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the us ambassador also said that washington and its allies are preparing for action that will be required if assad persists to quote slaughter. said that these efforts that are trying to put pressure on an already stressful situation does not help bring peace and security to syria they're missed an opportunity to signal to a position they give criticizing the government saying that's on your bald what they expect the opposition which isn't for the old line very clearly in the security council resolution. which they themselves had just a vote of for a noble's but it turns of a blue one blue threats of that is which are being patched the somewhere those things are not imo productive i think they are distracting from the implementation of the kofi annan plan and from the political efforts of the security council and they may give a ground for some extremists who believe. their cause will have some prospect for
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taking over the political process ambassador churkin says the syrian government will be primarily responsible for the safety and security of the us and unarmed observers that will be deployed to syria they will be deployed once the my secretary general ban ki moon feels that it's safe enough for the observers to go and there has been enough to say should of violence this resolution the most recent one it's up to also underscores that the syrian government and the opposition group both have to put their weapons out weapons down and begin engaging in dialogue and you can base analysts down glazebrook says western efforts against the regime in damascus are undermining the entire peacemaking mission. to look at what the original strategy was the original plan was to basically roll out the same strategy as was employed in libya on the syrian people and so to that end they ferment in
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a civil war they were successful in that using their proxy forces using libyan militants that they shipped in across the turkish border using people trained in lebanon and turkey and successfully managed to foment some kind of insurgency civil war situation and there's a battle within the western strategic kind of planners at the moment about how which way they're going to play this that it became very difficult for anyone to have any faith that these proxy forces could actually had any hope of taking power and therefore the kind of idea of regime change and most realistic observers now saying is not really feasible if in less outside intervention comes into play so there's still keen to promote this idea that they may conduct some kind of aerial bombardment some kind of mass slaughter to help their proxies on the ground in order to keep this civil war going. coming your way on the program rally reprise now why did his growing restless have next month's presidential election as they
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continue calls for the out of military rule. plus a new scandal rocks over america's ill fated of gas and war with sea close shelling u.s. troops hwang and posing with this member of courses. in bahrain sunny's for no one grand prix has been marred by the death of an anti-government protesters activist say the man was killed after security forces crackdown in a peaceful demonstration on friday officers used tear gas down grenades and shotguns to break up a rally or saw tears of thousands on the streets protests resumed on saturday with thousands more turning out as activists called for the formula one event to be canceled the country's on high alert to make sure the race takes place yes journalist patrick patterson says the gulf states allegiance to washington means there is little hope of democratic reform. bahrain is one of the petrel monarchies in the middle east and they have to change or change of
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leadership recently but as you can see hasn't changed we've seen reports of violence coming out of bahrain. one after another for the last year or two years the it's not uncommon the police will have a drive by shootings or people in bahrain you can watch these videos on you tube if you want but it's one of the worst police states really reaching reform i don't think so if we were going to see reform in bahrain it would have come to the recent change of leadership. under the umbrella of the western nations in terms of influence in the region the rain is a satellite state of the king of the saudi arabia and also in turn is a satellite state in the region of washington and london we have incredible vested interest there in terms of petroleum contracts etc and also it's just it's just a change of defense position as well. are these are ready to go is in bahrain to find out why the protests are still raging as a mainstream media is accused of turning a blind eye. it took a car fire ahead of
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a major sporting event for the world to notice the flames of discord engulfing a small island nation in the persian gulf but green is suffocating in the smoke of an ongoing struggle between protesters and police demonstrations have been happening in bahrain for more than a year now protesters say this is the longest lasting revolt in the arab spring but so far the only result from them has been an increase in violence on all sides scenes from the capital be a more than passing similarity to the pictures out of the embattled syrian city of homs but the two cities enjoyed a very different level of attention. an immediate state surprisingly silent considering their stance on other middle eastern evolutions they were all but silent when the bahraini revolution was crushed last year they're all but silent about the human rights abuses in bahrain itself and the formula one race is just
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focused attention that. when the media does turn to her they seem to do more harm than good for in the coverage but also as you say always use the framework of the sheer force us against such. as they don't understand that this actually helps the governments to see was there how free syria such as the opposition says hundreds have been wounded in standoff with police and many sacked from their jobs or arrested for taking part in mass protests but unlike in syria and libya no one has called for foreign intervention. problems put before the international human rights council and european and second american countries were enthusiastic about exploring this issue but the u.s. preferred to be there to begin the mission created here by the government there it did bring back several rainy human rights defenders who are next or going through
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everyone speeds out of town. much of the media in the world attention is likely to follow. our news and much more can be found on our website r.t. dot com here's what else is there right now shielding our brand a look at israel's planned a fan system known as the iron dome and why the u.s. is reportedly preparing to pump funds into the project. also in mind how real life and it's hard project has been backed by explore and multiple tami award winning director james cameron and all the details on our website. and blue gold scientists discovered that africa is apparently sitting on a giant reservoir of groundwater but it is a blessing or a curse more on r.t. dot com. out it was a t.v. talk show that got everyone talking doing this songes new interview program on our t.v. did what many expected provoke mixed sometimes hysterical reaction around the world
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from a week of exposure choice of guests to the very challenged it was aired on a common kept pouring in hazard he's got to count the reports. for most american media julianna songes guilty without charge for reckless traitor and a threat to our national security interests sleazeball me and julian assange who is bent on damaging america how did this guy just land his own t.v. show the implication is assad is a russian agent whose anti-american mission is now out in the open for all to see and the accusations kept flying as the whistleblowers very own show premiered on tuesday but also saw it coming because truly. illegal. didn't include the requirement of. interviewing for. records. but i think that's the sort of it's a pretty trivial card. with
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a look at how the service where. we have complete control of the guests over his first show was the head of hezbollah does it made by the us is a terrorist organisation it was first interview with international channel in six years the reason why him could be found in the interview itself the united states is. costing into us as well and we want to be able to tell people that he's one of us so terrorism is a small organization and yes. it is where they want to take a listen to us hyper maha for example if there wasn't just a trial then you have to a very different thing to have an opportunity to defend themselves some say in the court of public opinion as presented by the us mainstream media there is a tendency to simplify issues often at the expense of the full picture somebody agrees or doesn't agree with hezbollah's ideas or all their ideas ideology or their
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theology american people hear the voice of hezbollah rather than simply have them demonize. targeted as a quote terrorist but the purpose of demonizing somebody like nasrin or nelson mandela who was considered a terrorist until nine hundred eighty eight is not really to stop terrorist ideas from infiltrating but for the american people to only hear one side of a debate only hear one side of an argument julian assange is now under house arrest in the u.k. fighting extradition to sweden where he may well be extradited to the united states u.s. prosecutors reportedly have a secret indictment ready for assigned was made public thousands of leaks documents with embarrassing details relating to the wars in iraq and afghanistan as well as other issues in the u.s. has been under fire from capitol hill the white house and the media and we've got to apprehend mr assad's the founder of wiki leaks and bring him to justice as a as
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a violator of the espionage act because if we don't this will keep happening the dead man can't leaks that this guy is a traitor and treasonous and he has broken every law of the united states the guy ought to be shot i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death i don't want to do it illegally shoot the son of a what about freedom of information cherish this is a core principle of democracy it's almost like leaving and letting genie out of the bottle mr assad's has the internet and the governments and everyone else at their own game because he's gone to a place where others have not been before and he's introduced the types of information the range of information that previously were not available if one views the need here as the court of public opinion then julian assange which is someone who presents to the jury that is the viewers argument i didn't see voices which they almost never hear on mainstream media and it's up to the us to form an opinion but what many find ironic is that all social is under attack by the us
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government and the media for practicing poor for extend the freedom of information that america. kids around the globe i'm going to start reporting that. i can find out for yourself what caused a media storm by watching the first episode of julius on his new show on our website artie dot com and next week catch him and his next guest on the air here. now still have the power of the controversial anti-piracy legislation known as act has been dealt a heavy blow the european parliament and new policy makers are now sounding the alarm over the threat to privacy it would pose can say group of our friends would be totally unacceptable. was next month's presidential election in egypt creeping ever closer more and more people are taking to the streets to call for the military rule of jonjo it's been a running the country since the toppling of president mubarak here ago is losing
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supporters by the day are sara for us has a story. in egypt the cost of democracy has not been an easy one you know the jedi the president the fax phone last year of how to take away the by the military council because in the build up to presidential elections that the people right back to travis the people are angry at what they perceive to be the military council's attempt to cling to fueled by recent disqualifications popular presidential candidates one of those polls from writing was ultra conservative salafi preacher he was disqualified because his mother allegedly helped us paul scholes but his supporters say there were other natives behind the decision to not let him run to go because he said of the so long as only to stipulations against us and these troops are the key to watch that he will. bring them to the coltons when he will judge them what we are trying now to move from exhilaration. to this system
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. needs. to take this committee of goods and make. election eve that was independent journalist culturing in covering the uprising from the very beginning she told us that the deep mistrust of the elections committee and the military council has led to. the keep. well it's hard to say exactly what the minister going to think we even know who's going to answer it so i think what we can safely say is that whatever actions are going to remain they're really trying to make for good business business written in the constitution that you every president who basically taking things in from there into place is. hijacking the investigation obviously things are moving toward a collusion here the military doesn't want to give up its privileged position in society the protesters want a genuine democratic system where this thing is headed it's impossible to know some
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protesters from a. fishing ahead of the fight special. to fight a classic transition that they say will be calling the sons to decide. who. you are you. know. this is the way this is no will be nothing this is simply this these things. you know would. you just. egypt six from here it's how this ends a thousand the mystics think the people who think very hard for a chance a genuine democracy in that culture they see that chance is now being denied to the east and the mood i'm willing to keep on fighting for it. r.t. saddest day right. now another weekend another scowl for nato forces in afghanistan
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the latest uproar over a new photos showing american soldiers smiling and posing with afghan corpses pictures published by the los angeles times come a time of strained relations between washington and kabul a few weeks ago an american army sergeant went on a shooting rampage in two afghan villages killing seventeen mostly women and children and january a video appeared on. i'm showing u.s. marines urinating on afghan courts the white house says can dam the actions of the soldiers got maintains it's just another isolated incident but jim brown from the start the work coalition says troops simply can't differentiate between fram felt it's not just because it's a war if they found that there was any truth in this line that they're given but they are there to defend the people from the enemy which is usually called the taleban if they found that to be true if that was true in their experience then
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they could differentiate but they can't differentiate they have no idea who. the enemy is it's a classic guerrilla war and it produces exactly that and fundamentally the reason is they shouldn't i think is that they shouldn't be they have no justified basis for the united states army colonel who traveled all over afghanistan last year he was in a special position he interviewed two hundred fifty states military personnel and then he published his report and then his report was in large part leaked a couple of months ago and basically he said everything we are told is not true so it's in the context of all of systematic this information that i think the publication of these photographs actually tells people something that they are systematically excluded from hearing. and china have begun their first joint able
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exercises there are taking place in the yellow sea near the korean peninsula two dozen vessels and thousands of sailors are involved in the war games both sides exchange experience as they focus on air defense submarine warfare as well as search and rescue tactics the drills will run for six days and this comes as tension on the korean peninsula is ask only with the u.s. shifting more military attention to the asia pacific region washington says it's aiming to counter threats from regional powers like china. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world a massive explosion at a chemical plant in southwestern pan is reportedly killed at least one person injuring about a dozen more last said to have blown out the windows of over one hundred nearby buildings and was quickly followed by another one emergency services are currently at the scene and firefighters are battling to extinguish the flames and also the unconfirmed reports that radioactive waste may have been stored nearby. close to
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ninety people have been arrested in the canadian city of montreal following the second day of anti-government protests in iran against the government's eighty billion dollars resource extraction of elton plan for quebec protests came a day after hundreds of students demonstrated against seventy five percent tuition hikes at least six people were injured as officers used tear gas to disperse the crowd. south sudan claimed this may verbs a band has beyond its troops as they were pulling out of the disputed oil region had like the south captured the region last week raising fears of an armed conflict and then announced the start of the drawl friday after calls by un secretary-general ban ki moon and violence south sudan became independent from the north last year following a long running civil war that claimed the lives of more than one and a half million people. human adeline's now were almost one hundred twenty five people. all have been injured including more than fifty seriously in
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a head on rail crash in amsterdam a high speed express approaching the city collided with a local train heading in the opposite direction it's not yet clear how the two trains ended up on the same track the accident caused chaotic rail delays around western amsterdam and severely disrupted its main international airport. the controversial as it kind of hitting trade agreements or has been dealt a heavy blow as the second largest group in the european parliament has announced it will not support it earlier this week a pact sparked anger among europeans when e.u. states signed agreements in january thousands demonstrated against it saying it would give major corporations unprecedented control over their personal data a vote on its ratifications do the summer in brussels but david martin and would be responsible for monitoring its progress has already said it should be rejected. in terms of what i was trying to achieve i'm quite happy with that i think it's important to europe does protect its intellectual property but had
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a number of unintended side consequences one was that it would have put a duty on internet service providers to effect if we act as the european police force of the internet i don't think that's right i think that's for the formal judicial authority it's secondly i didn't like the idea that there could possibly have criminalized young people who were quite innocently dying or doing films and music and so on in the privacy of their own homes. like this as this should only be for commercial purposes but commercial purposes are very weakly defined the other concern the people how to act so that it was negotiated through a five six year period behind closed doors the rights holder seemed to be involved in that discussion but the civil society did not seem to be part of that discussion and most of the members of the partly didn't really understand what they were citing out for i mean the british house of commons i don't one whining reported on which said that i could have not met
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