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these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada after. trying to look for asians room today. the first u.n. observer team arrives in syria to oversee the trouble truth squad can mask it says in moscow border made monitors movements to keep them safe. defiant in the dock in a region killer anders breivik enters court with right wing salute insisting he's no criminal but was protecting the country from those spots. and deloris release of two high profile political prisoners as washington the e.u. grandpa the pressure on him is he's out on the opposition.
it's five pm here in moscow this is archie coming to you by the news now with our top story as the first u.n. observers touched down in syria the government's being urged to show restraint and the opposition to fully cooperate the mascot's says it can't guarantee the monitors safety unless every step is coordinated with authorities the opposition claims it's still under attack and the government vows to crackdown on what it calls terrorists acts on a boycott is in damascus. the call waiting to be reborn for serious orthodox christians the meaning of was all the more poignant these here as they contemplated the sacrifices of the last few months the with death and suffering across the country many sought refuge in prayer hoping that peace could be resurrected i guess the city and prays for peace despite isolated clashes the
coffee and brokered cease fire has its fate they have made the arrival of the u.n. observers a lasting peace and they now have the best chance in months still as these analysts points out the humid it is may need to learn from the experience of their arab league counterparts as mission in january failed to stop the bloodshed and years of both the government and the opposition un mission is more professional more credible it will be made up of the observers of particular countries with their own agendas and the 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 they have servers 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.
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 believed out there for the moment. with claims and counterclaims of violence by both sides the u.n. monitors will sure wrestled with the challenges they had but at least they have syria and steering them on the owner of the shop just ordered another batch of these t. shirts a popular wrestling slogan in syria it is now taking on a whole new meaning for thousands killed because the country rising above is a tall order and while it may take here is that many syrians agree that having impartial international observers on the ground may be the first step in that
direction and some of the artsy damascus syria. but despite officially backing the you were implying for a good call magic solution on syria america and its allies are providing even more rebel support first calls are being heard in march and ten arming the opposition political analysts imo was need says efforts to scupper the cease fire are mounting . there's some parties within the middle east politics trying to sabotage the peace plan that is a range by mr anon and the u.n. i think somebody in qatar and. they're not liking the plan and they want the bloodshed to continue in syria. we have seen and witnessed in the past couple days major rest from other a third of the organization i'm getting from other countries into syria and causing all of these against the stability of syria and i think that's the message the peace plan could have signed by
a by the. united states. because but because these factors are actually causing. instability and escalation could continue at this point we don't understand how mr obama would say 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 the trial of self-confessed in the region killer anders breivik is underway in oslo which is so far seen him perform a right wing salute smartly survivors in court and at his own propaganda video the gunman admits killing seventy seven people in a bomb attack on a government building and a shooting rampage at a youth camp last summer but he denies criminal guilt insisting it was self-defense to protect norway from being taken over by muslims let's now talk to former euro
and people in fourth who used to chair the european parliament's committee inquiry into the growth of racism and fascism in europe thanks for being with us on the line from brussels the attention for the trial is a man mr ford is probably getting exactly what he wanted a platform to share his far right extremist ideas. yes i mean it's unfortunate but that is the way you want it justice system works in it in the european union in norway he he will clearly have is opportunity to express his own views one just hopes that the over well we will turkey people will reject them for what they are signs of if you want to a man who is deluded and racist. now testimony will not be broadcast but it's text will be printed how much of a danger is there that this trial will end up inspiring other right wing terrorists
. well i mean i think if you want to they're around already i mean one of the things i would like to try to investigate is not just whether he he is criminally guilty these are the shoe is. his rather ludicrous defense of self-defense but the collusion of other people it seems to me that it's unlikely that he would he did this entirely on his own yes we can we can d.x. but the perforation seems to have been coordinated with people across the european union including people in the united kingdom associated with the the extreme right english defense league now he claims the attacks were his way of protecting norway from being taken over by muslims how do you think the european governments will be dealing with problems that growing immigration from the middle east and north africa based say are causing. well i mean i think the first thing we need to examine the numbers the number of muslims in norway is actually is actually rather
small the notion of a very small percentage of the population is going to overwhelm our i'm not sure larger percentage seems to me frankly ludicrous there are conference in europe where if you will you have millions of of muslims many of which are fully integrated and many of which are spies western values but there are minorities. among some muslim communities that have the same delusions a norwegian killer has that they're actually under some threat from being if you want from the indigenous white population but there have been radical islamist attacks in europe most recently of course includes france but where is the first large scale far right attack from what you think in your work how many people in europe sare those kind of cues that we've seen from breivik. i mean perfect who unfortunately was politically successful is not the only person who actually. has
an engaged in these kind of attacks we we had the case the decade ago in the united kingdom where we had the if you want a london bomber who set our set off cold machine in muslim areas in this world where you had large numbers of gay people so he's not alone no notion that this is unique in the extent of the violence and the extent of of the people killed but unfortunately this is something that we've seen across the european union. in germany and in france in the united kingdom as well as in norway it's just he was politically successful but i think he's he's he's one of. many maybe too strong but he he's certainly not unique in name means whatsoever and least groups are actually working together to promote these kind of lone wolves the slew in many senses follow the same pattern as the some of the muslim fundamentalists who. went forward karen a former chairman of the european parliament committee of inquiry into the growth
of racism and classism in europe thanks for your input this hour. thank you. well for anyone who wants to keep up with the anders breivik trial you can log on to argue dot com we're streaming live pictures from the proceedings in. this of course is our t. live from the russian capital on the way for you we look at who's holding the cards over cairo. the fact that they have to send the go delegation to form the washington shows you that what they are trying to hide is not very charming these are main political force to drive through washington because it's all coming presidential election could keep america facing a tough choice on do with our lives really are. and the filipino fury as a proud man found five the american embassy in manila against the two countries
controversial war games in china card. story coming up but first the belorussian president has released two political prisoners one of which is a former presidential candidate alexander lukashenko unexpected move follows pressure from the e.u. that's been highly critical of the regime and their harsh crackdown on the opposition two years ago let's see yourself as the details. q if any had expected such move from the man often described as europe's law's dictator alexander lukashenko the leader of bella who is now full of presidential candidate on the sun you can thank you close counterpart meeting him on a dozen opposition figures arrested in december and following the presidential election accused of instigating massive street protests that was certainly a very serious crackdown on the opposition with all of those so so many people arrested and being sentenced to prison terms of the sun and been sentenced to five
and two years in prison respectively now both of them have been set free on a presidential pardon they have reconvened with their families and came out with statements saying that they could never believe that their plea to be set free would be met by alexander lukashenko you know the political analysts in belarus are trying to determine the reasons behind this move while the other. political prisoners still remain in prisons in behind bars in brother was and their fate remains pretty much unclear at the moment this also being a reaction from the european union from the highest representative and international affairs and security catherine ashton who said that releasing these two prisoners is definitely a right move to improve relations between brussels and minsk and she demanded that the whole other political prisoners must be set free as well and definitely the ties between brussels and minsk have been very much strain after the events in december twenty ten the presidential election and the crackdown on the opposition in fact all heads of all diplomatic missions to do the european union left
immediately all twenty seven passengers then the european union imposed sanctions umbrella was namely more than two hundred state officials and businessmen are still prohibited from traveling to the european union countries as well as several companies are blacklisted from trade with the european union to have been talks of more tougher sanctions to come within the next several weeks so the possibility that the to the side of the possible sanctions and the release of the prisoners are connected cannot be ruled out by many experts. well go deeper into our stories that are t. dot com here's what online for you at the moment it's like you know the fronts here ruffle stakes its claim to more parts of the resource rich arctic sea bed that night in its territory. and north korea keeps mom about its alleged nuclear program but celebrates the sometimes three of its first leaders birth with a bat and see the sparks fly over to the. brows of
american and filipino troops have begun annual military exercises near just did south china sea water tensions between the philippines and china has been ask a lady in there for the past two weeks demonstrators gathered outside the u.s. embassy in manila to protest the war games beginning university deputy principal junction she says the u.s. only has its own moves in mind in the region. there are many filipino students in texas concerned. more games represent us playing a big brother role in philippine politics and there are many people in philippines we're concerned it's becoming well so we're in it for the national interest to u.s. interests so i think that in these protests are a sign of a lot of discomfort with the traditional filipino over reliance on u.s. military muscle american ships have gone back and forth over the pacific. and this
especially trade i think a lot of it is an inertia of the fact that for a long time america has been running a separate and you know it's natural used to get deals deferring to other powers but i think that for the future of world peace i think in the future america will need to sort of go shooting we were trying to create a framework to share it it could distribute and it starts trying to see. in other news afghanistan's president says summers attacks across the country showed an intelligence failure on part of local and nato forces kabul saw eighteen hours of fierce fighting and for taliban militants and bases and well coordinated assault on the capital those targets were in kabul's diplomatic quarter with western embassies and government buildings coming under fire thirty six militants were killed but eight police officers and three civilians also lost their lives the taliban said the onslaught was in retaliation for american troops killing civilians and burning copies of the koran and event
a blogger save in london believes the instability is in the u.s. interest. i think america one of despair we don't have the incidents who are the go a lot of media play the qur'an burnings you're eighteen going to korea and the massacre and can. not why you whistle to put reports on a grown up to twenty special forces just. seventeen afghans because what in reaching the population i don't think this happened by chance i think america wanted it because the one thing a miracle is whether it's iraq whether it's in livio last year or even know whether it's in it. and yes the possibility peak in syria the possibility of peace and stability three haven for that america is unclear eagerly gender depends on violence and instability. we're going to know your view
on line on what you expect to happen next in afghanistan votes so far on r t dot com more than half of you expect more militant strikes both for a third project to collapse of central authority ten percent say afghanistan will see a negotiated truce with the taliban and the minority feel it will lead to international troops served your views count hard to dot com and tell us what you think about the future of afghanistan. ok coming up to eighteen minutes past the hour let's take a look at some world news in brief for shiite muslim farmers have been shot dad just north of the iraqi capital and what happened there what appears to be a sectarian attack two carloads of gunmen opened fire while the men were working in an orchard by themselves decreased in iraq but sunni militants still launch attacks to challenge the country's shia led government. military leaders in the west
african state of guinea bissau how to nelson a national transitional council following a meeting with political parties soldiers wrestle control from the nation's interim government four days ago over plans to reduce the size of the country's influential army whose have been common in guinea-bissau since it won independence in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. and mali is interim president says he's ready to open talks with rebels an islamist occupying the north but he insists that armed groups among them must leave mali have been divided since rebels declared an independent homeland earlier this month following a military coup soldiers in the uprising claimed the government has not provided enough weapons to fight the insurgency. now he's used to exposing the world's dark in secret so it's no surprise top whistleblower julian songs wants to reveal even more will be growing dissidents in opinion makers and his interview show that debuts on our t.v.
on tuesday. but today he's answering the questions about his much anticipated show and guest. is doing this on enemy combatant a traitor getting into bed with the kremlin i don't think interviewing. terrible radicals. i think that's a sort of it's a pretty trivial kind of attack on character when you were choosing the guests what were your criteria. so the single biggest criterion something i would come up with short so those are. people who normally don't get a point could any of think yes that you have got do you think a pair on a mainstream t.v. network some good some couldn't but some have. quite a few haven't. what is faded sorry is that the majority of what they have said to me i could not say on
a mainstream thinking network that is not is because of sort of censorship of the networks and because my style of interaction as someone who has been interviewed by the media relieving times i understand the thoughts. got format and so i wanted something to. look at them for their own situations and so a way of. pulling out their story about this situation from their own perspective from not to something that would even be convenient that i've got friends in dealing with me. they understand that they're not just dealing with the hard stuff and the records of dealing with someone machines were very trying to think of something when people say it's racial so they can speak to a degree i think because they. are. truly innocent.
it's true which you would be exposed to see these documents from the state's governor to the united states strongly condemn. it was illegally five hundred days no i mean detained without charge. which doesn't stop. today of course. that can change the world tomorrow. more from doing that song in an hour's time here on r.g.p. and make sure you're here for the premiere of the world tomorrow on tuesday at eleven thirty g.m.t. also broadcast it throughout the day right here on r.t. . three of egypt's leading presidential hopefuls will appeal their bad from next month's poll they want to a committee barred almost half of the candidates from standing including the muslim brotherhood's main contender prompting the threat of mass demonstrations well the uncertainty in egypt could compromise its u.s.
relations as going to church you can now reports from washington. egypt is changing dramatically washington policies are not for the last thirty years the u.s. has sent an annual eight parent case 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 overweight ching power of their military but that seems to have had no in fact on washington's decision to keep going with business as usual where there is this is usual ceased to be reality almost a decade ago unfortunately our leadership in the white house and in the state department have not caught up with that reality of the new reality as it is not business as
usual we are not buying loyalty but not even the egyptian military's loyalty may be enough to secure isn't this 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 rather hood has declared israel america's closest ally in the region. enemy number one we will not be able to afford an open g. for example lingers on the borders of egypt that is not 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 that peace agreement with israel signed at the end of the nineteen seventies in light of the mixed messages that keep changing elite some wonder whether there is any guarantee
that egyptian military power bolstered by u.s. taxpayer dollars and weapons. will not one day. the fact that they have to send a delegation to. washington shows you that what they are trying to hide is not very charming we're talking about american taxpayer dollars being used to fund what may well be a government in egypt which is vitriolically in 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. freely and anti-american rhetoric i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . time out dive into business daniel bushnell joins us danielle landmark deal i understand in the oil sector who's sucking up oil for. a
wide ranging strategic partnership on monday the agreement will. the projects in north america develop by exxon to transfer from these projects to develop. all reserves in the arctic where we'll get an interest the value of the initial joint ventures put just over three billion dollars but this is likely to climb rapidly if the partnership is successful now let's check the oil price crude for the saudi oil minister said he's working to cut global prices the food see has just gone over fifty seven hundred points best assault thirteen percent of reports of chinese food good boy the joint. has just been cut from one level of junk whole new exchange rates the single currency hits a one month low against the greenback today spain's boring calls it recalled toys europe also. use. is falling as we try to g.d.p.
wrist. he moves today earning season continues here in moscow truck may could come as he's driving off more than twenty liver mets exhilarated by russian accounting standards both just blowing off of the posting a big jump in that last year's world cup finals all still dragging wall street futures are up so new york should open higher nextel will be back in fifteen minutes and he says he will do looking forward to it daniel thanks for that update . and a few minutes here on our special report into whether the wrong man on his way into the american presence in two thousand after a recap of our top stories and this short break stay with us.
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