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lebanon seizes weapons destined for syria said to be earmarked for the road forces as explosions in damascus deal another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace plan. it's a five for the far right as sarkozy loses the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and the you are among the main rally calls. over a twenty people remain in hospital after a series of blasts rocked the ukrainian city of. friday leaving twenty nine injured . and keeping the world web free online and girl ready to boil over as a new cyber security bill could lead to the u.s. government attain people's private information from internet companies. in the russian capital you're watching r t we take
a look at the top stories of the week as well as the latest news lebanon has see is a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship within its waters the cargo was said to be destined for the serious opposition fighters rebels refuse to lay down their arms as supporters accuse them of resorting to outright errors and damascus was rocked by a series of blasts this week the latest blow to the un backed peace plan the attacks have mostly toria government forces and supporters as a son a boy who discovered rebel forces have little desire for neutrality. a lifetime of work burned over night. this is one of a growing number of businesses in syria destroyed by those claiming to advance the cause of the revolution this factory was a classic example of syrian interpreter one hundred and fifty employees producing textiles for furniture it was never churning out a lot of profit but provided a distant living for it. people all of which is now gone no threats no warnings one
evening in february a group of young men threw molotov cocktails into the building the owner says they had just enough time to evacuate the workers to safety but the rest of the evening he just watched his entire fortune go up in flames. they much pride a textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap lost in place lost their only source of income and i don't think it was a personal attack against me i'm not a political person i think the people who did it to me seeking to undermine the industry as a whole to terrify people into supporting them. aleppo is serious largest city and its industrial capital prior to the uprising it was enjoying some of the highest growth rates in the region. this industrial park alone housed more than three thousand small and mid-sized factories in the past six months some have gone out of
business because of the economic sanctions while others because of industrial terrorism. they had of the local chambre of industry sas it's almost impossible to distinguish between attacks politically motivated and those that are outright criminal we witness kidnappings we witnessed. attacks on factories. robberies of drugs during the raw material or finished goods. threats putting people on hit lists assassinations of course all these activities criminal activities are taking. on the the cause of supporting the revolution what they call it the us advocated angier for us our shahabi says many industries side with the opposition when it calls for fighting corruption and liberalizing the country's economy but they couldn't disagree more with the means of achieving it. the first
thing that older support us. we will kidnap your son or your kids. because you. and you didn't pay for our. cause peaceful cause and i wonder. if you are getting money like. organized crime and there are many who said to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of the textile factory had to fire hafiz workforce after one of his production shops came under attack he says he now hands over thirty percent of his profits to those who claim to represent the freedom cars. i've been receiving threats to stop working people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they leave us alone while they support the business people as crucial for the survival of assad's government even the most liberal of them now want nothing
to do with the militarized position dealing with corrupt officials may be frustrating but it doesn't compare to losing your entire business to the revolution and wreck it tears it's on a boycott art see. syrian. leaders are crazy is rushing to rally support after narrowly losing the first round of the presidential election this week to a socialist candidate francois hollande the current leader is chasing far right votes ahead of the may six runoff referring his pledge to drastically cut immigration or he says are so he 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 eurozone will implode a considerable number of economists admit as one difference of four and that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse 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 accounts 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 should get 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 being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort and so when the left would come and see the people more racist certainly not but there has been some sort of. a wider or fortunate for people to express the hate and to and to 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 in the past it's to achieve its vision and version of europe
the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind brussels candidates to proposal supported by border controls some e.u. leaders some dismiss them as populist threats but the question is are they merely still threats or is this growing resistance already the tip of an iceberg. sylvia r.t. brussels watching r.t. live from moscow and back on that we hear thousands rally in egypt's revolutionary square advancing their frustration over the upcoming elections which they say. their voice. detecting the truth russian and void takes a step to rubbish britain's accusation that he killed former security officer alexander litvinenko. on friday a series of explosions happened. the city of never been in eastern ukraine almost thirty people were injured when four consecutive blasts went off within an hour in public areas causing widespread panic the suspected terror attacks stoked 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 but it also can ukraine their regular from jordan and through the city was caught short. list and i just got up from my chair when i heard explosion. the days were smashed the windows shattered all i remember that when i got up there was smoke and dust everywhere and women were crying. of 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 like doubt 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 it's not like 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 similarly injured. it's mostly splinter injuries to the back chest or face i'd like to show you some of the splinters we extracted from the victims' bodies sadly one man had his arm ripped off in the blast and we failed to save it he had some serious injuries the worst of all the victims we treated. 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 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 of those in the past were treated as acts of call again isn't by authorities and the timing of this attack just could not be warse but only the country is going through a difficult political to. with some already using the bloss to gain points but is also about to welcome many guests from a brogue the attacks on people are still being investigated by the already have very serious implications we're only forty days away from the start of the euro twentieth well football championship in ukraine and poland and the authorities are now under severe pressure do we can solve the hundreds of thousands of football fans who will be coming here. reporting from kiev in ukraine i'll cry from internet users over the controversial cyber security axis by said to
spill into the sharifs the bill has passed the u.s. house of representatives but is 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 was the american government dr richard stallman who's president of the free software foundation thinks the law gives authorities 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 act 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 who 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 we must 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 bills online we've compiled an extensive background on this before you so log on to learn how it differs from previous cyber security acts who supports it and why that's all on our website.
good laboratory was to build the needs most sophisticated. fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only. president richard van is passing the reins of power to why they were put in on may the seventh but before the grand endo or the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging four years in office as are you going to go 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 the technological
advancements are still in need also the fact that some values are still living out or below the poverty line and of course he also spoke at length the bald corruption in the b.b.c. we have declared war on corruption we have identified our enemy and we will not back down in the last four years we created legislation needed to battle corruption for the first time in the face and year history of our country that leads us 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 been to do w t o for example and there reset all relations between russia and the united states of course the heat and help 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 boss 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 be jealous thing here is that they can be a genuine protest and i will calculate a political opposition and then you see right away i'm not judging anyone on the monitor still there is such a thing isn't hunger games if you've seen it i've seen it unless you do such things often pursue some obvious political gurus. on the subject that's called of course you did you know that he couldn't pardon the man because that was not asked to be freed but of course there were. also issues that some were saying that those protests which we've just mentioned were financed by none other than the united states state department so that makes me head of also how does something to say. the washington times different places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize american. influence some serious political process in our country. when it came
to international issues of forced me to me that it could not possibly stir up a boy the goings on in the middle east because of its course the situation is unstable there radical forces are trying to grasp power in a whole number of countries and if they do working with them will become a lot harder. to both american and european partners 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 in the country. and becomes the president of course but your presence migration is going to take place on me seven . to relinquish the reporting there now cairo's tahrir square filled with anger again on friday as egypt's islamists manage their frustration over the country's military rulers pro-democracy activists rally there as well chanting slogans from
last year is revolution which toppled hosni mubarak and with the presidential election drawing nearer many feel the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power artists our 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 guess and president back with ousted from power with presidential elections just around the corner and the activities here have once again taken center stage but it's the last years taught us anything is a revolution alone does not a democracy make this why the upcoming elections appraising so important. as a discussion group focused on a post arab spring egypt we met a former member of mubarak's regime now a prominent speaker here in egypt says the revolution also must be it's
a great action but unfortunately after we have a lot of problems of the challenges we have to discuss and do we have to reach a vision. not everyone was a positive one man asked the panel how they'd feel about the outcome if they'd been one of the young revolutionaries there's an awkward pause but he has not given a clear answer. on forces and the. administration. after. they get. in their lives 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 regime's 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 can see a second wave but we will expect to know waves of. people who are testing against certain actions should goon in a different way more realistic to understand that there is this region it's a more polished slogans or show things it's the economy the culture and the political overestimating authority and underestimating people has seen regimes across the arab world full now with the announcement of the list of candidates attention turns to the policies of those who might become the next president
they'll need to be careful not to allow power to drown out the voices of who are determined that this time they'll be heard surface r.t. . will have thirteen candidates choose from next month as the electoral committee announced a final list of contenders in fall several kind of our shoulders qualifications of both islamist and mubarak era candidates the only one to be reason stated after an appeals barsel last prime minister something middle east blogger karl shero believes could represent a wider political ploy. the interpretation in egypt at the moment is that this is the military's push to maintain credibility on the other but that is from their point of view someone that could take votes away from the islamist kind that that's another can that possibly allow them to control the transition for the transition into egypt and maintain the minute that it's going to it's all about become because of this rush nature and the sixth game disqualifications it's going to be into
second choices and perhaps their choices and i don't think that at all or because that's the spirit of egyptian when they started this uprising and that aspiration for a more democratic egypt this would be it for about the say the next six months so it's whatever would be at the end. people will see who the president will be but ultimately this will not be and through the process there's a lot of spear ations and hopes that i've been. through this process and the liberal parties and the secular parties and the leftist forces in egypt are not going to put up with it. and you can find more on the stories that r.t. dot com and here's what else is waiting for you there at the moment. no sex or booze for us secret services while on duty as new good behavior rules are imposed on its agents find out what caused the sudden crackdown bad behavior at our tea dot com. it's the sound of season on our t.v. in his new talk show the whistleblower has already attracted political extremes was
more to follow his nascar version interview airs on tuesday and while you can log onto our t.v. to watch the previous show. china has been looking to gain a foothold in the arctic so vast and resources become prime minister has toured europe one of his stops being sweden which shares the arctic council the world's largest energy consumer seeks to become a permanent observer something stockholm supports investment expert francis lawn says that's while not all our nations are keen to have beijing on board it's unavoidable reality i think in the key question where the nordic six
explosions i think stays with china. fighting for resources in the arctic ocean. and they're. going to have because the arctic powers like. norway. one two people would tend to succumb in expression to a strong china china is now china's. petro the arctic ocean as of now but. that will stop. trying to exercise some diplomatic reach even to the arctic ocean because china now is the second largest economy and it has a stake in just about every economic issue. growing.
yeah. china pace europe economically soon or later maybe sooner and i think the global community. in accepting the china economic superpower and work with china rather than opposed to china. now let's take a look at some of the stories from around the world insurgents with guns hidden in their shoes of a good security and nearly succeeded in assassinating a provincial governor in southern afghanistan a fear shootout ensued while a guard at a file checkpoint noticed something suspicious and stopped them both gunman and two security officers were killed in the attack the taliban claimed responsibility for the failed plot. egyptian migrant workers have clashed with police in the lebanese capital around one hundred people gathered in front of the egyptian embassy in beirut to protest foreign labor law that limits the ability to improve working
conditions or change jobs several policemen as well as protestors have been injured in the clashes with a dozen migrants arrested. for leader of last month's coup in mali has rejected the west african decision to send troops to the country john to say they didn't need foreign forces amalia a proposal forward by their neighbors to help secure the transition back to civilian rule the army has already agreed to hand over power and hold elections within forty days the country is battling insecurity north or separatist rebels declared independence. russian m.p. andre look avoid 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 the u.k.'s prime suspect answered questions relating to heaven and goes death however the result may not sway british courts were
a lie detectors are not accepted this stand alone evidence some skeptics think that it's a former security services agent lugovoy may have had training too cheap to test but i was out of her office go a documentary maker whose idea it was for a little boy to undergo the questioning thinks that's unlikely. even the f.b.i. even every american police station has a polygraph test and if it was so easy to fall why is security services would use it or to date as far as they're concerned the examiners they say that this is the ultimate way to determine if one is lying or telling the truth regarding the independence of the test i must say that is going to be more impartial inaccurate than it was couldn't be more independent because bruce burgess and his son very renowned british experts they were the first ones quite believe started this business in the u.k. and i think that also really didn't know who they're going to test before they
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