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lebanon sees a weapons destined for syria said to be earmarked for the rebel forces explosions in damascus deal another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace plan. it's a fight for the far right as sarkozy loses the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and if you're among the main rally calls. over twenty people remain in hospital after a series of blasts rocked the ukrainian city of newburgh troughs on friday leaving twenty nine injured. and keeping the world where i am free online anger ready to boil over as a new cyber security bill could lead the u.s. government obtain people's private information from the internet companies.
and am in the russian capital watching r t r marina joshua into the program lebanon has seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship was in its waters a cargo was said to be destined for the syria's opposition fighters rebels refused to lay down their arms as supporters accuse them of resorting to outright terrorism damascus was rocked by series of blasts this week the latest blow to the un back peace plan it taks of mostly targeted government forces and supporters this is syrian opposition continues calls for foreign military intervention as a convoy when our reports from damascus the public have little have a tide for outside interference. almost everyone in syria these days is in opposition to something ready to lash out at opponents at any moment and seventy six year old my feet mohammad is in opposition to that he says syrians are so worked up about politics that it's become difficult to make people smile but he found a way. i like dancing in the street and i like the reaction it produces in people i
feel free this way yet even if he can stay away from politics when i ask him about his biggest concern his sass syria should not dance to somebody else's tune. we don't need any countries meddling in our affairs. while the prospect of a leap year style intervention seems everlast likely the militarized the position and their supporters are still asking for arms. and the national man they are all one from another and the president of other countries is that they support us and now course we the rebels want to get armed. while the rebels may have caused all the media attention the syrian opposition speaks with many voices it's often faulted for being disorganized and fragmented but there is
a surprising unity when it comes to the issue of military intervention. this is a position activists as he was detained and mistreated by the security services and while he is calling on bashar assad to leave serious political scene he says the armed groups should do the same. thing like him do was easy is not afraid to go public with his use of he just returned back from moscow for the opposition delegation trying to persuade the russian authorities to put more pressure on their side regime he says not all powers mediating the syria crisis are really helping you know all the world. that we are supporting and. what we know that some of the states are not supporting that. and some are trying to buy some so with that. if that
proves. and that's planned the succeed. it will be a very dark for the syrian people so for too much it might be curious the country maybe a civil war no one knows what with leave and iraq just across the border imported democracies are not held in high regard here even among the opposition while syrians remain highly polarized across political lines most of them agree that the solution to their current crisis should be worked out within the country even for the opposition the delgo they know is still better than the demons that now hong neighboring countries in the boy artsy damascus syria and whether un bolstering its observer mission to syria multiple reports continue
to expose a ceasefire being violated by both sides the syrian government recently highlighted the surge in murders and kidnapping cases reportedly carried out by armed groups political analyst christopher who are still says washington fully backs external interference into the conflict. the are. is doing targeted killings doing terrorist attacks and then also in gauging and shootouts with security personnel or interfering in peaceful demonstrations so we had all kinds of activities in the past but this time it seems as they say that this is exceeds services furnishing the mercenaries themselves we can say very clearly and there's ample proof that without the united states of america any interference in syria would not have been possible it is very clear that neither qatar nor saudi arabia france nor britain not turkey would dare doing anything in
syria without a very clear. goal from washington because how cozy is rushing to rally support after narrowly losing the first round of the presidential election this week his socialist candidate francois hollande the current leader is chasing fire i though to had of the may sixth runoff reaffirming his pledge to dress to clean cut immigration well our taste tests are silly explores the issues dividing french society. they say it's better to travel than to were rife but for european unity the ride has been bumpy to say the least. and where could it be headed and know what the euro is and will implode a considerable number of economists admit as well the french of four and that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse look at that it should be all over. so says the candidate who surprise france by securing almost
a fifth of the votes in round one of their presidential race all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or is the main solution she has identified and her campaign the fact that it's actually the course of the problems much of the french press qataris are completely wedded to the euro project they cannot conceive of a foreign policy or domestic policy which is deeply. rooted in the whole european project one that finds itself in ever more shaky ground the second agreement one of european integration sacred cows allowing border free travel across the e.u. is under fire. germany and france want member states to have the option to bring back those internal borders for thirty day period if there's a threat to security and public order there's a danger and more and more people are also going to start attacking all the good aspects of europe and divisions within the union don't and there amnesty
international's recent report documents examples of prejudice of the block against muslims in education and employment ideas that were once very much on the fringe of the through the political spectrum and on the whole being really mainstream in the right so them able to sort of sort and someone from the left would come and see the people more racist certainly not but there has to be some sort of. a wider or fortunate enough room for people to express the hate and to also indulge in too violent behavior so where does that leave you or even the people who are against this kind of europe another against the euro in an idea that say they want a different kind of europe the e.u. may be trying to say the paths to achieve its vision and version of europe the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind that to brussels candidates to oppose also putting back border controls and some e.u.
leaders have dismissed them as populist threats but the question is are they merely still threats or is this growing resistance already the tip of an iceberg tell us are still here r t brussels. well the first round of the french presidential ballots on marine le pen's national front do better than ever as a came third with almost eighteen percent of the vote french journalist says sarkozy will have to work hard to attract these far right voters in the second round. i think the reason one of the reasons why a man like ben had such a high score which is the highest of our party ever is partly because of rejection of nicolas sarkozy so this rejection those people who voted for that reason that would have to be overcome in the coming two weeks if he wants to sway them it's probably all that he will carry on as he has in the last few weeks trying to send messages more strongly on the issues of. security and immigration and will not
like this kind of talk so it's really a tricky game to play for sarkozy to be able to get his speech just right to sway people he needs i still think. we need. programs specially on economic matters. very close there was very little to tell them apart so from what we've heard and read about from these candidates it's very hard to tell which one could make a difference frankly speaking. both programs look very dangerous and looks like increasing the risk of serious economic trouble for france. now this is live from moscow still to come on the program back on top three thousand israeli and egyptian revolutionaries where are venting their frustration over the coming elections which they say one group rizana their voice. taxing the
truth russian m.p. andrian devoid takes a radical step to rubbish britain's accusation that he killed former security officer alexander litvinenko. for that a series of explosions have hit the city of new in eastern ukraine almost thirty people were injured when four consecutive blasts went off within an hour in public areas causing widespread panic this is specter terror attacks stoke fear not only among the locals but also abroad as the country prepares to host the euro two thousand and twelve football tournament in june. reports. for some residents of new put off skin ukraine their regular crime joran and through the city was cut short because. i just got up from my chair when i heard the explosion but those were smashed the windows shattered all i remember that when i got up there was smoke and dust everywhere and women were crying. i was selling tickets when it came out of
nowhere i grabbed my knees trying to hold on there was blood all over i got out sat down on a bench and blacked out it was a powerful blast the trousers i was wearing were all covered in holes i couldn't see if my legs were injured but the subject it's a horror of previously unseen in ukraine's third largest city for homemade explosive devices hidden in trash cans detonated one after another a tram stops even doctors admitted they were startled to see so many seriously injured. that we have been treating people mostly for shrapnel injuries to the back chest or face this is some of what we've removed from the patients audi's certainly one man's arm was almost completely ripped off from the blast and is being amputated no after we were unable to save it he is the most serious injuries of all the victims we're treating for many hours the city was gripped by panic people stayed in their offices fearing more blasts public transport was suspended cell
phone connection was down twitter was flooded with messages of not four but ten explosions which proved to be mere speculation given a well coordinated nature of the blast authorities had no doubt this was a terrorist attack. the system only it's another challenge for us for zero country so we're going to think of a proper response to it which will find a way to tackle it we'll have the best investigators working on this case. ukraine is not known to have any terrorist organizations operating on its soil and all explosions in the past were treated as acts of hooliganism by authorities and the timing of this attack just could not be warse not only the country is going through difficult political times with some already using the bloss to gain points but is also about to welcome many guests from a brode the attacks on people who are still being investigated but they already
have very serious implications we are only forty days away from the start of the euro twenty two well football championship in ukraine and poland and the authorities are now under severe pressure to reconcile the hundreds of thousands of football fans who will be coming here. reporting from kiev in ukraine how cry from internet users over the controversial cyber security act set to spill onto the streets the bill has passed the u.s. house of representatives but has now threatened to be vetoed by president obama if passed however it will permit u.s. based internet companies to legally share private user data with the american government dr richard stallman his president of the free software foundation thinks the law gives us already has too much power. if you store any data in a u.s. company that company with few exceptions is legally required to hand that data over to the u.s. government without even a search warrant so i think both individuals and governments should take
precautions to make sure that their citizens data is not being handed over to u.s. companies or their foreign subsidiaries which are subject to that same hypocritically named quote unquote governments are far more powerful than people acting on their own underground clandestinely or as criminals or whatever and so we must protect ourselves from abuse of government power first of all and secondarily of course there are other people might do us harm and the government could conceivably help protect us from them but that's a secondary so governments that don't respect human rights those are the most important threat to us constantly protect ourselves from cyber security is not a valid goal but of course it doesn't justify doing terrible harm just because
you're doing it in the name of a valid goal. and also in mind we've compiled an extensive background on cisco for years how log on to learn how different from previous cybersecurity aksu supports it and why it's all on our website. sigrid laboratory to mccurry was able to build the needs most sophisticated robots which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tombs mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only. president's major advantage is passing the reins of power to vladimir putin amazed but before the grand handover the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging eight years in office. now reports. mr davis spent most
of the week summing up the accomplishments and discussing at the shortcomings of his four year tenure as head of state he's got about a week left in that post and so on tuesday he was meeting with the state council giving a speech before them highlighting some of the issues which are still facing russia at the present moment among them all of course the fact that. technological advancements are still in need also the fact that some of them of these are still living out or below the poverty line and of course he also spoke at length the bald corruption. we have declared war on corruption we have identified our enemy and we will not budge durned in the last four years we created legislation needed to battle corruption for the first time in the thousand year history of our control that we have says that there was the war between georgia and south the city in two thousand and eight so most immediately after he became russia's president there was also of course the economic crisis but also some things that meant that it is rather proud of russia's events but to do w t o for example and there reset off
relations between russia and the united states the the and last year was marred by the parliamentary elections and the consequences of protesters all across the country with the biggest of them being in moscow and that was the subject of last discussion during it but it was a meeting with russia's journalists from five television channels. regarding people who protest first of all they have the right to but the other thing here is that they can be a genuine protest you know will calculated political opposition and then you see right away i'm not judging anyone on the monitor still but it is such a thing isn't going to get much if you've seen it i've seen it as well to do such things over i'm sure some of his political gurus. on the subject that's come up close to you did you know that he couldn't part with the man because that was not asked to be free then of course there were. also issues that some were saying that
those protests with which we've just mentioned were financed by none other than the united states state department to that makes me have also had something to say. that the washington times and places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize them it was really. a political process in our country. when it came to international issues of forced me to me that it could not possibly stop a boy the goings on in the middle east. the situation is unstable there radical forces are trying to grasp the terrorism a whole number of countries and they still do working with become a lot harder. to both are american and european partners and the transfer of power to extremists should be the purpose of any transformation he is going to be russia's next prime minister and that he's to take over the post of the chairman of the united russia party which is the largest party and the country. becomes the
president of course but your presence migration is going to take place on me seven . cairo's tahrir square filled with anger again on friday as age of islamist vanda their frustration over the country's military rulers pro-democracy activists rally there as well chanting slogans from last year's revolution which toppled hosni mubarak and with a presidential election drawing near a man who feel the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power sarah first reports from cairo. protests nation after the revolution toppled president mubarak egyptians have continued to use people power as a way to force change the sights the sounds of protesters on cairo's tahrir square have become a familiar one more than a good president but without the from power with presidential elections just around the corner the activities here have once again taken center stage but if the last
year has taught us anything is a revolution alone is not a democracy make this why the upcoming elections appraising so important. as a discussion group focused on a paced arab spring egypt we met a former members mubarak's regime now a prominent speaker here in egypt the revolution was a must and it's a great action but unfortunately after that we have a lot of problems and the challenges we have to discuss and we have to reach a vision for that not everyone will say positive one man asked the panel how they'd feel about the outcome if they'd been one of the young revolutionaries there's no quid pools but he's not given a clear answer. on forces and the. administration . of to. live in february.
we order. food revolution we will we will give the people what you want we'll give you. freedom we'll give you a democracy he told us of the frustration of many people who turned out to tahrir but now feel they've been left represented with a new struggle for power creating many of the regimes old guard what is a democracy is the. promise of course is a common complaint with an equally common answer. but the revolutionary mood which homes can last indefinitely i cannot say lucia but we will expect to know waves of. people against certain actions we should have a different way more realistic to understand. that is this region. logans or shoutings it's the economy the culture and the political
overestimating authority and underestimating people seeing regimes across the arab world full now of the announcement of the list of candidates attention turns to the policies as they see might become the next president they'll need to be careful not to allow power to drown out the voices of face who are determined that this time they'll be heard so. find find more on the stories at r.t. dot com at our website but here's what else is waiting for us there at the moment no sex or booze for us secret services while on duty as new behavior rules are imposed on its agents find out what caused the sudden crackdown on bad behavior by website r.t. dot com. and it's a sad season on our t.v. and his new talk show the whistleblower has already attracted political extremes but more to follow his next conversely interview airs on tuesday while he. log on
to our t.v. on to watch the previous show. the . russian n.p.r. a little boy has passed a lie detector test to prove he had nothing to do with the death of former security officer alexander litvinenko who was poisoned in london six years ago the test was conducted by british experts laura smith looks at whether the results will have a significant impact on the long running case. you could do you do anything that led to the death of alexander litvinenko. were you involved in alexandria litvinenko is death. have you ever had any dealings with borneo no
another step towards proving his innocence in a test administered by british experts andrey lugovoy passes the lie detector polygraph science says he didn't kill alexander litvinenko in london in two thousand and six when i give a result. in my mind the right result if i'm not i don't give a result it's inconclusive i want my guns one hundred percent and if it was admissible in court i would be very pleased a good thing called a skeptic might say that as a former security services agent look up voigt might have had training to cheat the test but alexander cut out the core a documentary maker whose idea it was for luke to undergo it thinks that's unlikely even every american police station has a polygraph test and if it was so easy to fall why security services would use it or. as far as they are concerned examiners they say that this is the ultimate way
to determine if one is lying or telling the truth it might not sway british courts where lie detector tests on tax acted as standalone evidence the u.k. authorities are unlikely to make an exception in this case given the extraordinary lengths they've gone to to get their hands on look up or even asking russia to change its constitution to allow his extradition we were clear that while it was a reasonably big ask it was not unreasonable to say that they should change the constitution to make possible the sort of judicial corp foreign minister sergey lavrov gave his british counterpart short shrift a new government remains in russia but he knows there's nothing his country can do to persuade the british that they're accusing the wrong man. if i did the scene with the help of russian specialists that the british would have been suspicious about the results why insist. the tests should be administered by british cycling
who are still people who came to test me are members of the british polygraph associations with us and we will invite these experts as witnesses in any court proceeding i don't expect any serious change but for me it was the moment of truth that i did with this this is just the latest step that andre lugovoy has taken to attempt to clear his name with the british authorities last november harrison pancras coroner's court because wife marino won the rights to a new wiser ranging inquest into her husband's death said he welcomed the news and offered to give evidence by video link look of oil realizes this won't close the case but for him it's more evidence to suggest he's as innocent as he's always claimed norris made r.t. london. brings us up to date here on r t and i'll be back shortly with a recap of the week's top stories.