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The eurozone's big three - Germany, France and Italy - meet in yet

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another bid to find an answer to the eurozone crisis. New man on the

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block, Italy's Mario Monti, could be caught in the middle as the

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Germans and French argue over the Hello and welcome to GMT. I'm

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George Alagiah with a world of news and opinion. Also in the programme:

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Sienna Miller tells an inquiry about UK media ethics had the

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paparazzi affected her life. For a number of years, I was relentlessly

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pursued by about 10 to 15 men, almost daily. A truce after five

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days of clashes in Egypt - the ruling Military Council issues an

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It's half-past 12 here in London, half past two in Cairo and have put

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one in the French city of Strasbourg, the venue of the latest

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in a long line of meetings aimed at finding an answer to the eurozone

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greatest. -- eurozone crisis. It is Mario Monti's first as Italy's

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Prime Minister. Signor Monti could be caught in the crossfire, if it

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can be believed that France and Germany are clashing over the role

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of the European Central Bank. There are plenty of urgent issues to

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resolve between France and Germany, and they are joined by Mario Monti.

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The message they want to send to the markets - the eurozone's third

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largest economy, too big to fail but too big to bail, is back in

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safe hands. But can Mr Monti, a respected academic economist, also

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play a role in mediating between France and Germany? As efforts to

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find a way out of the crisis seems stuck in the mud. France still

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wants Germany to change its mind and allow the European Central Bank

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to guarantee the debts of any country which runs into trouble.

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The fundamentals are solid, but the But there is little sign of Germany

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or the ECB itself changed its position. The bank is not there to

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print money. But how much of a jolt did Germany feel yesterday when its

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debt agency had to do retain nearly 40% of an auction of German bonds

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because of a lack of demand? Some analysts believe pressure on Berlin

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could be building. And another idea it has rejected so far - Eurobond

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issued jointly by all eurozone countries. It will certainly be

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discussed by the three leaders in Strasbourg.

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I think that today's meeting will move us closer to Europe, rather

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than distancing us. The German government is no longer ruling out

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euro bonds. Germany, of course, has its own ideas, including far-

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reaching treaty changes to make the rules which govern the eurozone

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much tougher. That will have to be part of any grand bargain which

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emerges. And it really does feel Joining me from Brussels is Thomas

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Klau from the European Council on Foreign Relations. Thank you for

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being with me on GMT. Do we call this a three-way meeting, or a two

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way meeting with Mario Monti on the side? I think it is fair to call it

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a three-way meeting. It is significant that for the first time

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the Italian leader has been asked to participate in what is an

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important meeting, bringing the German Chancellor and the French

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President together. And it is a sign of the respect with which

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Mario Monti is held, and the necessity to ensure that Italy

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continues on its reform course. Mario Monti is a heavyweight, an

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academic economist and also a former European Commissioner with

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long-standing experience of the workings of eurozone governments.

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He is a man of ideas, and both the French and German leaders will

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listen to him. I accept that he has got novelty value and a track

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record, but he is basically part of the problem, or his country is. And

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as we heard from Chris Morris there, it is the Germans and French that

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have got to work out what they do, not least on the European Central

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Bank. Absolutely. I think there is also a

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time when leaders and particularly the French and German leader, I

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genuinely looking for a convincing and plausible plans. Angela Merkel

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said herself in a recent press conference that one of the problems

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for her is that she gets conflicting advice. Mario Monti has

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not only the Italian leader, and are therefore the new leader of a

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country in trouble in many ways, he is also one of the most widely

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respected analysts and thinkers in terms of how to manage the eurozone

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better. So I think there is also an important meeting here in that

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respect. They have now and your partner to discuss major issues.

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Germany is really between a rock and a hard place. It could cost a

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lot, a helluva lot, if the eurozone fails, but if the eurozone fails,

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but it could also cost a lot if it went the way that the other

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countries are suggesting. This could far outweigh the cost of

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whatever is needed to rescue him the eurozone from collapse. Germany

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is still resisting a more massive engagement but something like the

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eurobond, but to some extent, that resistance is tactical. In the last

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instance, it can decide on its own how to respond to the crisis in

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terms of how it manages bond purchases and its monetary policy,

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although Germany's backing is important. Angela Merkel has not

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said it never on the eurobond. She is partly using her stance to

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extract more from her partner's in terms of the exchange. Thomas Klau,

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thank you. Dr Constantine de Ejiofor is head of research at

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Swiss based asset manager. What do you think is at stake at this

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three-way meeting in Strasbourg? think the three-way meeting itself

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could be yet another exercise in trying to devise a solution which

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is really masking the actual issues the eurozone is facing. So I don't

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expect much to come out of this. There will be discussion of the

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eurozone, and discussion of participation. None of these issues

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will resolve the problems the eurozone is facing. You say neither

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of these issues will? Why not? problem we are trying to address is

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not the real problem faced by the eurozone. The problem of the

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eurozone is it is just not collectively the debt of the member

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states, it is the overhang of debt on the economies of the eurozone at

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large. By that measure, France is completely insolvent when you

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factor in all of the debts that the economy is carrying in terms of

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household debts, corporate debts and the banking sector debt.

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Germany is partly insolvent, and all of the rest of the eurozone are

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pretty much in the insolvency been as well. So if you think the

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solutions we have been talking about up until now, for example

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greater intervention from the ECB, if you don't think those are the

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solutions are the problem is something else, what do you think

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should happen? What should be happening is a restructuring of the

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debt. We should be restructuring the debts of the banks and the

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household. Fortunately, we cannot restructure the debt of the

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corporate sector, and we shouldn't be restructuring Government --

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government debts in the first place. Then we have to go about resolving

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the problem of the insolvent governments. The problem is

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somewhat linked to the problem of the banks, but it is also

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Independent on its own. The euro- zone does not have great capacity,

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and it doesn't have growth policies or institutions in place which

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would be able to allow it to get out of what it is in. Thank you

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very much for being with us. Let's take a look at some of the

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other stories making headlines: Egypt's ruling military has

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apologised for the deaths of protesters in clashes with police

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as unrest in Cairo and other cities and enters its 6th day. Thousands

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of protesters are still in Tahir Square. They are demanding an

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immediate end to military rule. Egypt's Military Council insists

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parliamentary elections will go ahead as planned on Monday.

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The State Of Egypt, four days of -- ahead of what should have been a

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pram for democracy. Barbed wire surrounds the Interior Ministry.

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Troops are on the streets. Overnight, there was the latest in

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a series of truces between police and protesters. But no one is

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optimistic it will hold. There are still huge crowds in Tahir Square.

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On state TV, two generals appear. For the first time, they offered an

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apology for the deaths of protesters. They insisted they were

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not like the former regime. They did not want to hold on to power.

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But in other cities, they sent the tanks out in the night as

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demonstrations continued to spread to many cities across Egypt. The

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opposition claimed that live fire is now being used against them. The

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army firmly deny they have shot any protesters. The military stay there

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are still determined to press ahead -- saying they are still determined

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to press ahead with elections on Monday. The crowds do not trust the

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military version of democracy. They want the general standard a

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complete power to a civilian Council immediately. Egypt is

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increasingly paralysed. This could be a long stand-off.

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The leaders of Hamas and Fatah could -- call themselves the head

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of a new partnership. Talks between Mark Kermode and bass and Khaled

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Meshaal come after previous talks fail to achieve anything. The

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Islamists of Hamas Govan in Gaza. Israel, which regards Hamas as a

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terrorist group, strongly opposes Palestinian reconciliation. Iraq's

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foreign minister has said that Syria has agreed to a protocol to

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send an Arab League monitoring mission to the country. The

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decision was made at the foreign ministers' meeting of the league

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which is being held in Cairo. Syria was suspended from the Organisation

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last week. The meeting has been moved from Arab League headquarters

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because of protests in Tahir Square. In Portugal, a general strike is

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being held in protest at austerity measures being introduced their

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following an international bail-out. Public transport, schools and

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hospitals are among the areas expected to be affected during the

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24 hour stoppage. Emperor Akihito of Japan has been released from a

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Tokyo hospital after more than two weeks. The 77-year-old monarch was

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admitted after suffering from a high fever, and was believed to

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have bronchial pneumonia. He has endured bad health in recent years

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and cut back on official duties. The actor's Sienna Miller has been

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telling an inquiry into the ethics of the British press about how she

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has been hounded by journalists and photographers. She was one of the

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most high-profile victims of the so-called phone hacking scandal

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here in Britain, and is what among a number of people who have

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suffered from press intrusion. She is talking to the press inquiry --

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Leveson Inquiry this week. Other witnesses include Max Mosley and JK

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Rowling. Sienna Miller told the inquiry about the newspaper's

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tactics. I actually now have an order against paparazzi, so my life

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has changed dramatically, but far number of years, I was relentlessly

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pursued by about 10 to 15 men, almost daily. Anything from being

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spat at or verbally abused. I think that the incentive is to get as

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stronger reaction as possible, so as other people have mentioned,

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being jumped out at so that you get a shock, or saying things to get an

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emotional reaction. They seem to go to any lengths to try to upset you,

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which was really difficult to deal with. Ross Hawkins is following

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today's proceedings at the High Court in London. I gave a brief

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explanation of what these hearings are about. Could you give a little

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bit of background for our viewers around the world?

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In essence, the judge is leading an inquiry here to try to work out if

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there is a better way to run and regulate the British media that has

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been riven by scandal in the last few years as it has emerged that

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some journalists, particularly on one paper, the News of the World, a

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paper now closed, had got stories by hacking into the voice mails of

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people's mobile phones. And in doing that, they have heard from

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some very high-profile people like the actress Sienna Miller. At the

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moment they are hearing from former motor Sport boss Max Mosley. They

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are talking not just about photographers misbehaving, but

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privacy. Max Mosley is making the case that years after a piece about

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his sex life was published in the News of the World, he is still

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fighting court actions in 22 or 23 countries around the world to close

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down stories and websites. And at the heart of this is that

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for a question of how you regulate the press. It is a thorny question

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If taught extent to lead us to buy something because you say it in the

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public interest? It's a defence of British journalists in other cases

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and in others, it's not. We've heard from many Seventies and

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victims of crimes saying there must be much tighter rules are -- from

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celebrities. Of course, journalists here say if you bring that in, you

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could end up with a celebrity chatter, when all we hear from

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famous people is what they want us to hear when they are selling a

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film or book -- Charter. Still to come on GMT: Coming up we have a

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special report by the BBC's Angus Crawford, on the future of Afghan

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children, who have failed in the their asylum claims to Britain.

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First though let's get all the business news. I've been spending a

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lot of time talking about the eurozone. One thing I want to pick

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up with you, it looks as if even Germany is now beginning to pay a

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price. I think it's safe to say that this crisis is running out of

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road of. The leading financial experts to talk to say we have

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reached the end game, not so much the end but a moment of truth where

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we either take a leap forward all we face the break-up of the

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eurozone. Global markets are turning their back on Europe. We

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are seeing large selling volumes out of Asia and the US on all

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things Europe. We have to remember, back in September, world leaders

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gave Europe six weeks to save the euro. In effect, so did the markets.

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Two options, either break up the eurozone or the ECB step sin in a

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big way. Some believe the EC be stepping in won't save it. Listen

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to this. I'm afraid we are getting to the situation, even if the ECB

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was to step in, which I think is very unlikely because of German

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resistance, even if it stepped in with unlimited buying, I think this

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stage we have got to now, in the global market place, is shying away

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from the euro because they are fed up with the dithering and

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uncertainty. I'm not even sure that would save the situation. So that's

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all right then. Talk about doom and gloom. The backdrop to this is

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where is growth going to come from? Retail figures coming out of

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Britain suggest it's not happening here. UK retailers are taking a

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hammering and have for some time. Consumers are hanging on to their

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money. Arcadia, the owner of big high-street shops, their profits

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slumped nearly 14%. It blames the weather. Warm weather meant less

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people in their winter collections. We spoke to Philip Green and ask

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them how to have it's going to get. It's going to be tough landscape

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for quite a period of time for the very competitive. We are going to

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have to be better than we've been before. There's nowhere to hide. We

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have got to hope fleecy the economy Let's have a quick look at the

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markets. Don't be fooled, they are up. Lots of bargain hunting going

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on, George, at the moment, but we Thank you very much. This is going

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to run and run and run, the story. And you can read much more on the

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eurozone debt crisis on the BBC website. You know the address,

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because I have forgotten it, This is GMT. The headlines. Italy's

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new prime minister joins talks on the eurozone debt crisis, amid

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sharp differences between France and Germany. Egypt's ruling

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military council has said parliamentary elections will go

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ahead as planned on Monday. Earlier the generals apologised for the

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deaths of protesters. The BBC has learned that Britain

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and three other European countries may start sending Afghan children,

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who have failed in their asylum claims, back to Kabul next year.

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But refugee groups have warned that the whole policy could be unlawful,

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because young people risk ending up in orphanages in a war zone. The

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British government insists the changes will only affect 16 and 17

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year-olds whose families can be traced. The BBC's Angus Crawford

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has been talking to one young man On the streets of London, far from

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home, this man feel safe. In Afghanistan, the Taliban tortured

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his father, cutting off his arm as punishment. The family lived in

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fear. Three years ago, when he was just 14, he was smuggled a loan to

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the UK. And he claimed asylum. What would happen to you if you were

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sent back home? TRANSLATION: If I go back to my

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village, I would have to hide and after a few days, the Taliban would

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find out I was there and either they would kill me or forced me to

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be a suicide bomber force of blow myself up somewhere. But we have

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learned the Home Office has teamed up with a government of Norway,

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Sweden, and Holland, to find a way of sending 16 and 17 year-olds

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whose asylum claims have failed, back to Afghanistan. The returns

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could begin as soon as next year. In September, suicide bombers

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attack the US embassy. European refugee groups warned the policy

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would mean returning of vulnerable children to a war-zone. The Afghan

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government opposes the move and says there's no adequate child

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protection system. Despite billions of pounds of aid being poured into

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the country, more Afghan children seek asylum in the UK than any

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other nationality. The Home Office says there has been no final

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decision on starting the turns and says it will only happen if

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families can be located at or arrangements for care are in place.

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As for this man, he is in limbo, too scared to go home and terrified

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that Britain may decide he is no longer welcome.

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The Home office insists that no final decision on returning Afghan

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children has yet been taken. A spokesman told this programme

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repatriation will only occur if families can be located or

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appropriate support and care arrangements are in place. Joining

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us now from our studio in central London, is Shoaib Sharifi, an

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Afghan journalist who has travelled the people-smugglers' route from

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Afghanistan to the UK. Thank you for being with us. What other

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chances, do you think, the British Government has of finding the

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families of these people they want to send back, and ensuring they do

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go back to somewhere that is safe insecure? I think that will be

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quite challenging. And almost impossible, because it's not like a

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couple of months journey. Some of these children have left

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Afghanistan at the age of 12. During the journey, I have been

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talking to them from Afghanistan or the way to France. I come across

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children who left at an age of 11 and 12, and some of them were with

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family members and on their way lost their family members. Three or

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four years on this journey until they make it to Britain. They

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hardly remember anything about Afghanistan for the the other issue

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is, they don't want to go back to Afghanistan. They don't want to see

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their families. The chances are, I met some children, who tried for a

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second and third time when they were deported, in the other

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countries, they don't want to go back to their families because they

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know how severe the situation is. Is it right, to make the assumption,

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that at least some of these children, perhaps the majority,

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their families, if they can find them at all, they would be in areas

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controlled by the Taliban now? actually, there are many areas in

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Afghanistan which under the control of the Afghan government but

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influenced by the Taliban. It's not only the Taliban. Also right now,

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there is a demand in the exploitation market for children

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like them by drug smugglers and the Taliban and, astonishingly, we have

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seen many young children being exploited by drug smugglers to take

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drugs to the borders of Afghanistan. We have seen a shocking rates of

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suicide bombers, children. There is a high chance of them being

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exploited. If they are taken back to Afghanistan. Equally, the

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British Government and European governments says there must, point

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when the responsibility for these children, teenagers now, obviously,

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the responsibility reverts back to Afghanistan. It's only a couple of

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years away from British troops leaving their altogether. Actually,

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the route to the problem should be addressed. The couple is the home

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of thousands of street children, and child labour is a high rate, so

:25:23.:25:33.
:25:33.:25:33.

if the Afghan government exploit hundreds of children into becoming

:25:33.:25:37.

drug smugglers, they should see why children are leaving and address

:25:38.:25:42.

the root of the problem and that the number one, unemployment. If

:25:42.:25:45.

that is addressed, by the International Committee and the

:25:45.:25:50.

Afghan government, I think that is the solution in the longer term,

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otherwise it's impossible to stop. Thank you for being on GMT. Now

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here's something that sounds like it's straight out of a film.

:26:04.:26:06.

Australian police are trying to solve the mystery after a lot of

:26:07.:26:09.

dough was left in a pizza restaurant, if you'll pardon the

:26:09.:26:13.

pun! It seems a man left a suitcase at Cafe Marco in a suburb of Sydney,

:26:13.:26:15.

which had a million Australian dollars stuffed inside. There's

:26:16.:26:19.

been an arrest but it's still not clear if it's the person who left

:26:19.:26:22.

the money behind. We're coming to the end of GMT. Before we go, a

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reminder of our main story. Leaders of the three biggest eurozone

:26:26.:26:29.

economies are holding emergency debt talks. The French president

:26:29.:26:31.

Nicolas Sarkozy is urging his German counterpart Angela Merkel to

:26:31.:26:34.

abandon her refusal to allow the European Central Bank to become a

:26:34.:26:40.

lender of last resort. Today's mini-summit takes place in the

:26:40.:26:43.

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