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lebanon sees weapons destined for syria said to be earmarked for the rebel forces as explosions in damascus deal another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace plan. to fight for the far right as sarkozy loses the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and the euro among the main rally calls. there were twenty people remain in hospital after a series of blasts rocked the ukrainian city of the upper troughs friday leaving twenty nine injured. and keeping the world web 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 internet companies. it is ten am in the russian capital you're watching r t a marina joshie welcome to
the program and today we take a look at the top stories of the week now lebanon has seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship with its waters a cargo was said to be destined for the serious opposition fighters rebels refuse to lay down their arms as supporters accuse him of resorting to outright terrorism damascus was wronged by a series of blasts this week the latest blow to the u.n. vast peace plan the attacks of mostly targeted government forces and supporters this as syrian opposition continues calls for foreign military intervention but it looks on a boycott of reports from damascus the public have little appetite 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 the way. i like
dancing in the street and i like the reaction it produces in people i feel free this way yet even 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 food. while the prospect of believe b.s. the intervention seems ever less likely the militarized the position and their supporters are still asking for arms. and the. man they are always on from an hour and the president of other countries is that they support us and now cause 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 abdul aziz is not afraid to go public refusing to lose he just returned back from moscow where the opposition delegation tried 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. we are supporting. well we know for sure that some of the states are not supporting that and some are trying to grow some support there. and if that
comes i mean and that's a plan that not succeeded well that would be a very dark era the syrian people would suffer too much there might be curious the country maybe a civil war no one knows what with really be an iraq just across the border imported democracies are not held in high regard here even among the opposition well 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 dugald they know is still better than the demons that now hong neighboring countries and the boy are see damascus syria now where the u.n. bolstering its observer mission to syria multiple reports continue to expose
a ceasefire being violated by both sides the syrian government recently highlighted a surge in murders and kidnapping cases of affordably carried out by armed groups but a koala scris of horsetail says washington fully backs external interference into the conflict. he. is doing targeted killings doing terrorist attacks and then also in gauging and shootouts with security personnel or interfering in peaceful demonstrations so we have kinds of activities in the past but this time. seems as they say that this is the 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 or france nor britain or turkey would dare doing anything in syria without
a very clear you can agree. or goal from washington because how crazy is rushing to rally support after when they're only losing the first round of the presidential election this week to a socialist candidate francoise line the current leader is chasing far right vote to head of the may sixth right off referring his pledge to address tickle a cut immigration artist has our celia explores the issues dividing french society . they say it's better to travel than to arrive but for european unity the ride has been bumpy to say the least and where could it be headed. the euro zone will implode a considerable number of economists admit whether french of foreign that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse. so says the candidate who surprised france by securing almost
a fifth of the votes in round one of their presidential race but all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or is the main solution she has identified in the campaign the fact that it's actually the cause of the problems much of the french press but also completely wedded to the euro project they cannot conceive 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 us europe and divisions within the union don't and there amnesty international's
recent report documents examples of prejudice in the block against muslims in education and employment id's are the ones that are much on the fringe of the sort of political support terms on the whole being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort of someone on the left would come and see that people are more racist so to me not to but there has been some sort of. reuther or wiser or fortunate you know for people to express to hate and to or through indulgent to violent behavior so where does that leave europe even the people who are against this kind of europe and against the euro in an idea that say they want a different kind of europe the e.u. may be trying to say a path that set to achieve its vision and version of here are the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind that to brussels candidates to oppose also putting back border controls 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. you know what you are to live for moscow still to come on the program back on every year thousands rally gets revolution where are venting their frustration over the upcoming elections which they say represent their voice . and detecting the truth russian m.p. andre look at boyd takes a radical step to rubbish britain's accusation that he killed former security officer or example of any of. our friday series of explosions have hit the city of never a trough skin 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 stoke fear at all only among the locals but also abroad as
a country prepares to host the euro two thousand and twelve football tournament in june i say reports. for some residents of new but a bit of skin ukraine their regular tri majority through the city was cut short because of the us and i just got up from my chair when i heard explosion. was smashed the windows. 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 it's not that 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 there were startled to see so many severely
injured. it's mostly split into injuries to the back. i'd like to show you some of the splinters we extracted from the victims' bodies sadly one man had his arm. the blast and we found that 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 cellphone connection was down twitter was flooded with messages of not four but ten explosions which proved to be mere speculation given the well coordinated nature of the blast authorities had no doubts this was a terrorist attack. it's another challenge for us for own 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 abroad the attacks on people 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. to let's see russia ski r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine outcry from internet users over the controversial cyber security act it's set to spill into the streets the bill has passed the u.s. house of representatives but is now threatened to be vetoed by president obama if
approved however he will permit u.s. based internet companies to legally share private user data with you have aircon government internet activists are in schwartz says campaigners will come out in full force against the bill. the previous bills were about giving the government the power of a sense of the internet and this is more like a patriot act for the internet it's sort of lets the government run roughshod over privacy protections and share personal data about you take it from facebook and other internet providers and use it without the normal privacy protections that are in the law big corporations are supporting this bill especially the big corporations that make money off of violating people's privacy so it's not a big surprise they're in favor but what we're seeing is that the same way grassroots efforts were able to stop sopa despite millions of dollars of hollywood lobbyists behind it there are now also being able to stop this bill i mean everyone said you know this is just a consensus in washington you couldn't do anything and now even the white house is coming out against this incredibly strong language much stronger than they used
against sopa. and also in line with compiled an extensive background on since before you log on to learn how it differs from from his cyber security efforts to support it and why that's on our website r t dot com. she did leverage sure. it was easy to believe that most sophisticated. fortunately those interviews were doing about anything to submission to teach creation and why you should care about humans and. this is why you should want your only on the. president be true to the end of us passing the reins of power to vladimir putin on may the seventh but before the grand handover of the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging four years in office as our geezer in english can now report. 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 was of course just the fact that. technological advancements are still needed also the fact that some of the malays are still living at or below the poverty line and of course he also spoke at length the bald corruption in the d.v.d. we have declared war on corruption we have identified our enemy and we will not. in the last four years we crees of legislation needed to battle corruption for the first time in the frozen year history of our country 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 better to w t o for example and there reset off relations between russia and the united states
force the and last year was marred by the parliamentary elections and the consequences of protests 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 but the thing here is that they can be a genuine protest and i will calculated political opposition and then we see right away i'm not judging anyone on that matter still that is such a thing as a hunger games if you've seen it i've seen it and those who do such things often pursue some of his political goals. on the subject as part of course you need to be very upset that he couldn't pardon them because it's not supposed to be free but of course there were. also there were issues there was some were saying that those protests with which we've just mentioned were financed by none other than the
united states the state department to that which we did have also had something to say. with the washington times reached different places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize americans where they can influence some serious political process in our country. when it came to international issues of course meeting with various could not possibly step up by the goings on in the middle east because it's of 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 are american and european partners the transfer of power to extremists shouldn't be the purpose of any transformation he is going to be russia's next prime minister and that he used to take over the post of the chairman of the united russia party which is the largest party in the country after that puts and becomes the president of course but your presence migration is going to
take place homie seven. cairo's tahrir square filled with anger again on friday as egypt's islamists vanna their frustration over the country's military rulers pro-democracy activists rallied there as well chanting slogans from last year's revolution which toppled hosni mubarak and with the presidential election drawing near a man who feel the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power aren't you sara for us 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 protestors on cairo's tahrir square have become a familiar one more than a good since president mubarak was ousted from power with presidential elections just around the corner and the activities here have once again taken center. stage but if the loftiest protests anything is a revelation 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 do 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 pulls but he's not given a clear answer. as armed forces and the. administration say to us after. they get their own of war in their lives in february twenty seventh. the protection food revolution. we will give the
people what they want we'll give you. freedom we'll give you a democracy he told us of the frustration of many people he 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. true source of course is a common complaint with an equally common answer. but the revolutionary me which homes can last indefinitely i can see a second wave but we will expect to know waves of. people protesting against certain actions they should have a different way more realistic to understand the real interest this region it's a more polished slogans. or show things it's a dichotomy because short of the politics of us i'm
a single thirty and underestimating people has seen regimes across the arab world full within the instrument of the list of candidates attention turns to the policies as they see might become the next president but they'll need to be careful not to allow power to drown out the voices of days who are determined that this time they'll be heard surf city kyra. i can find more on these stories at r.t. dot com at our website here's what else is there today. no sacks 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 brag down their behavior at archie dot com. it's a sign just sees on our t.v. in his new talk show the whistleblower has already attracted political extremes with more to follow his next conversely interview airs on tuesday while you can log on to our get up kong to watch the previous show.
so take a look at some other stories from around the world insurgents with guns hidden in their shoes evaded security and nearly succeeded in assassinating a provincial governor in southern afghanistan a fear shootout ensued when a guard at the checkpoint noticed something suspicious and stopped them both gunmen and to security officers were killed in the attack the taliban claimed responsibility for the failed plot. and 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. leader of last month's grew in mali has rejected the west african decision to san troops to the country the john to say they didn't need foreign forces in mali a proposal put forward by the early birds to help secure the transition back to civilian rule the army has already agreed to hand over power and to hold elections within forty days the country's battling insecurity in the north where separatist rebels declared independence. russian m.p. and 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 the u.k.'s prime suspect answered questions relating to living and his death however the result may not sway british courts were lie detectors are not accepted as stand alone evidence some skeptics think that as
a former security services agent a lot of oil may have had training to cheat the test bottle xander grow up go 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 fool why the security services would use it well basically to date as far as they are concerned they examine as 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 it can be more impartial and accurate than the tools couldn't be more independent because bruce burgess and his son very real known to british experts they were the first ones who i 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 actually met him tracting low wage employees from abroad has long been
a staple of the american business model by today it's an emerging economy india that's taking advantage of the u.s. financial crisis by recruiting workers in the states explains. infosys is india's second largest i.t. company and has been a pioneer of outsourcing using highly skilled indian staff on low wages working for western clients but with recession in the west the boots on the other foot infosys is now one of several top indian firms recruiting in the u.s. with over twelve million jobless many in america are willing to work for less pay the u.s. is also providing tax breaks to indian firms keen to woo those offering much needed jobs there is of course a particular for sure because of the high i'm number i meant in the u.s. to do and creates companies to again is one of the reasons why we had according there there are incentives for companies to set up operations in the u.s.
most states win and good businesses to come while infosys predicts a quarter of its staff will come from outside india in a decade another tech firm ages already has five thousand american workers and plans to hire ten thousand more in the next three years. who are. far from that along. with indian companies winning more work in the u.s. using local staff also makes good business sense one of the biggest reasons indian companies are expanding their workforce is in the united states is they're making a lot of money there and folks this is generating fixed a five percent of its revenue in north america and indeed outsourcing companies as
a whole are generating fifty percent of their revenue there or thirty billion dollars indian i.t. firms are increasing their global operations at a record pace coming from one of the fastest growing economies in the world but the domestic food. has driven wages higher in india further making recruitment in the west more attractive to some companies while washington has repeatedly spoken out against offshoring of american jobs it looks like the east might just be bailing it out from its jobless crisis preassure either r.t. bangalore india. that brings us up to date here on our team and a recap of the week's top stories is coming your way.