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lebanon sees weapons destined for syria set to be earmarked for the rebel forces as explosions in damascus deal another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace plan. it's a fight for the far right as sarkozy lose the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and the euro among the main a rally calls. over twenty people remain in hospital after a series of blasts rocked the ukrainian city of tampa trops come friday leaving twenty nine injured. keeping the world web free online anger ready to boil over as a new cybersecurity bill could let the u.s. government obtain people's private information from internet companies. eleven am in the russian capital you are watching r t and the sunday morning we
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take a look at the top stories of the week now lebanon has seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship within its waters the cargo was said to be to destined for the serious opposition fighters rebels refused to lay down their arms as austin supporters accuse them of resorting to outright terrorism damascus was rocked by a series of blasts this week the latest blow to the un backed peace plan the attacks have mostly targeted government forces and supporters as exxon a boy discovered some rebel forces have little desire for neutrality. a lifetime of work burned overnight. these facilities is one of a growing number of businesses in syria destroyed by those claiming to advance the cause of that revolution this factory was a classic example of syrian interpreter ship one hundred fifty employees producing textiles for furniture it was never turning out a lot of profit but provided the decision living for its people all of which is now
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gone north routes no warnings one evening in fabry a group of young man threw molotov cocktails into the building the owner said they had just enough time to evacuate the workers to safety but the rest of the inning he just watched his entire fortune go up in flames. in march prided textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap most employees lost their only source of income i don't think it was a personal attack against me and my political person i think the people who did it to me are 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
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business because of the economic sanctions while others because of industrial terrorism. they had of the local chamber of industry sas it's almost impossible to distinguish between attacks reach politically motivated and those that are outright criminal we witnessed kidnappings we witnessed. attacks on factories. that are being robberies of trucks burning 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 engineer for us our shahabi says many in industry sided with the opposition when it calls for fighting corruption and liberalizing the country's economy but they couldn't disagree more with the means
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of achieving it. the first thing that older support us. we will kidnap your son or your kids. because you we ask you to pay. for our. cause or peaceful cause and i wondered how can this be peaceful if you are getting money like. organized crime and there are many who said come to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of these textile factory had to fire his 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 at the i've been receiving threats to stop working people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they leave us alone while the support for lepers businesspeople is seen as crucial for the survival of assad's
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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 reckitt tears. on a boycott see aleppo syria. the guys are rushing to rally support after narrowly losing the first round of the presidential election this week to a socialist candidate francois lawn the current leader is chasing far right votes ahead of the may sixth runoff reaffirming his pledge to drastically cut immigration artist s r so he 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 eurozone will implode a considerable number of economists admit when the french of foreign that the
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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 the presidential race all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or as 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 of a foreign policy or domestic policy which is deeply. rooted in the whole european project one that finds itself an 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
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a threat to security and public order there's a danger and more and more people also will 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 by jesus or the ones that are much on the fringe of the sort of political support from being really mainstream in the right so to me with some sort of salt and so 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 for people to express to hate and to an indulgent too for human behavior so where does that leave europe even the people who are against this kind of europe another against the idea that say they want a different kind of europe the e.u.
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may be trying to save the paths to achieve its vision and version of europe the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind their anti brussels candidates to proposal supported by the 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. now you're watching r.t. live from moscow still to come on the program back on top for thousands rally in egypt's revolutionary square venting their frustration over the upcoming elections which they say won't work or sound their voice. and detecting the truth russian m.p. andrea will give away takes a radical step to rubbish britain's accusations that he killed former security officer alexander litvinenko. on friday a series of explosions have him. the city of the upper tribes can eastern ukraine almost thirty people were injured when four consecutive last went off within an
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hour in public areas causing widespread panic the suspected terror attacks stoked fear not only among the locals but also abroad and the country prepares to host a euro two thousand and twelve football tournaments in june i say chef skinner reports. for some residents of new bit of skin ukraine of their regular crime jordan and through the city was cut short because of the look and i just got up from my chair when i heard splosion but those were smashed the windows shattered all or remember when i got up there was smoke and dust everywhere and women were crying. but 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 like it's a horror of previously unseen in ukraine's third largest city for homemade
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explosive devices hidden in trash cans detonated one after another tram stops even doctors admitted there were startled to see so many severely injured. it's mostly split into 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 the well coordinated nature of the blasts authorities had no doubts this one. as a terrorist attack. it's another challenge for for own country so
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we're going to think of a proper response to it we'll 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 brokered 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 i'll cry from internet users over the controversial cyber security act is set to
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spill into the streets the veil has passed the u.s. house of representatives but is now threatening to be vetoed by president obama if approved however it will permit u.s. based internet companies to legally share private user data with the american government internet activist aaron swartz says campaigners will come out in full force against a 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 there in favor but what we're seeing is that the same way grassroots efforts were able to stop sopa despite. dollars of hollywood lobbyists behind it there are now also being able to stop this bill i mean everyone said you know this
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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 online which compiled an extensive background on forth you log on to learn how it differs from for any a cybersecurity act who supports it and why all that's all on our website. good lumber tour. was to build its most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should watch only on the. president of his passing the reins of power to a lot of reporting on may the seventh but before the grand handover the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging four years in office as are reports. mr
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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 budge in the last four years we created legislation needed to battle corruption for the first time in the shows in your history of our country that there was the war between georgia and south the city in two thousand and eight so almost 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
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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 i was just discussion touring with 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 that can be a genuine protest and it will calculated political opposition and then we see right away i'm not judging anyone on that matter still there is such a thing as an 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 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
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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 a poll so hard is something to say to the washington times and received from 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 forced me to me that if i could not possibly step up by 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 it will come a lot harder and i told to both or american and european partners i said 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 to take over the post of the chairman of the united russia party which is the largest party in the country.
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becomes the president of course but your presence migration is going to take place on me seven. your english the reporting there kyra stuff we are square filled with anger again on friday as it gets islamists van of 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 have with the presidential election drawing near a man a feel the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power r.t. sarah first reports from cairo. protests nation after the revolution toppled president mubarak egyptians have continued to 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 get this president mubarak was ousted from power with presidential elections just around the corner and the activities here have once again taken. that's
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a 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 the stairs 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 border in their lives in february
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twenty seventh. we or the protection of 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 holds can last indefinitely i can say. lucia but we will expect you know waves of. people protesting against certain actions they should go in a different way more realistic to understand the real interest this region it's a more polished slogan. showed things it's going to become sort of the politics of
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us i'm a single thirty in underestimating people and seeing regimes across the arab world full now within the instrument of the list of candidates attention turns to the policies of these he might become the next president but 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 surf city kyra i think if i'm more on these stories that r.t. dot com here's what else is waiting for you there at the moment. no sex or rules for u.s. secret services while on duty as new behavior rules are imposed on its agents find out what caused the sudden crackdown on bad behavior at our tea dot com. and it's a savage season r.t.t. in his new talk show the whistleblower has already tracked the political extremes was more to follow his next controversial interview airs on tuesday you can log
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onto our to dot com to watch the previous show. now take a look at some other stories from around the world insurgents was gone hidden in their shoes if they did security and nearly succeeded in assassinating a provincial governor in southern afghanistan a fear a shootout ensued one guard at the final chapter point noticed something suspicious and stopped them both gunmen and two security officers were killed in the attack our taliban claimed responsibility for the failed plot. egyptian migrant workers have clashed with police in the lebanese capital iran
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a hundred people gathered in front of the egyptian embassy in beirut to protest foreign labor a 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. bus carrying holiday makers to disneyland tokyo has crashed in japan killing seven police say some forty other passengers and the driver were injured thirteen of them seriously the bus drove into a wall along the highway some one hundred kilometers northwest of the capital this comes as japan enters a busy spring holiday season when travel around the country peaks. leader of last month's coup in mali has rejected the west african decision to send troops to the country the john to say he didn't need foreign forces in mali a proposal put forward by their neighbors to help secure the transition back to civilian rule the army has already agreed to hand over power and then hold elections within forty days the country is battling insecurity in the north were
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separatist rebels declared independence russian m.p. andrey lugovoy has passed a lie detector test to prove he had nothing to do with the death of former security officer xander levin and go 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 live in and goes down however the result may not sway british courts where lie detectors are not accepted as standalone evidence some skeptics think that as a former security services agent a look of oil may have had training to cheat the test but of the documentary maker whose idea it was for a book avoid to undergo the questioning thinks that's unlikely. even the f.b.i. even every american police station has a pulley test and if it was so easy to fool why the security services would use it will be two days as far as they're concerned the examiner as they say that this is the ultimate way to determine if one is lying or telling the truth regarding the
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independence of the test i must say that is going to be more impartial and corrupt than the tools couldn't be more independent because bruce burgess and his son trieste i'm a very real known to british experts they were the first ones who i believe start of 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 on the spot a record increase in the use of prescribe into independent oppresses by u.s. soldiers military officers see no reason for panic seen as a way to help service personnel survive the brutality of war there's concern the drugs merely mask the deep psychological damage suffered by troops in combat are just going to shake our reports. a record number of american troops are on antidepressants according to the us army surgeon general more than one hundred ten thousand active duty service men and women are taking prescribed narcotics
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sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs that's an eight fold increase since two thousand and five michael brown served as a marine in iraq up until two thousand and six he started taking antidepressants after he returned from war when i was on. my. reader points. i mean i couldn't i would be able to make a decision on whether. the person that sharing the pipe and in front of me was pointing it at me or whether or not where. just very well. michael says while in iraq he could see about a third of his fellow servicemen taking psychotropic pills to get through the day.
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some suggest the current increase in suicides and homicides in the u.s. military is not a coincidence although the link with the use of drugs has been proven in court only in a handful of cases american soldier david lawrence was charged with murdering a detainee he was guarding in afghanistan his sentence was reduced to ten years it was proved that the psychotropic medication that he was prescribed made his mental condition worse the fact that our military is saying oh if you just take these pills you'll be fine and go on back out there and give these people gazans this is crazy and now we're seeing this terrible combination and reaction of these these medications mixed scene and and a lot of the soldiers self medicate with alcohol and those don't mix military officials see no reason to panic saying the use of psychiatric drugs is comparable to civilian use if you are a civilian. spoke to
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a psychiatrist and said i have trouble sleeping and i have anxiety problems and i have post-traumatic stress disorder. they wouldn't give you a gun and send you out you know to face danger i mean you're not even supposed to drive if you're taking some of these medications michael says when he complained of depression he was given drugs before he even had the chance to talk to a doctor. or consider. it does seem. kind of first and foremost. you know with everything else in this prior to the iraq war soldiers could not go into combat on psychiatric drugs but the stress of combat took its toll. and swords in order to keep the ranks or maybe life depress the u.s. army started handing out more pills but what seemed like an easy solution has become a problem all of its own i'm going to check our reporting from washington harvey.
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