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hopes he journalism on we. we want to present. something else. seizes weapons destined for syria said to be a model for the rebel forces this explosions in damascus deal yet another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace plan. it's a fight for the far right. loses the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and the euro among the main rally call. a series of blasts rocked the ukrainian city of inappropriate friday leaving twenty nine people injured. and keeping that the world the web of free all. set to a boil over a new cyber security bill could let the u.s.
the government of detain people from private information from internet companies. you're watching the weekly here on r.t. with me rory sushi we're highlighting the top stories of the week and of today lebanon has seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship with in its waters the cargo was said to be destined for the syria's opposition fighters for the meantime though rebels refuse to lay down their arms as assad's 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 this syrian opposition continues calls for foreign military into. but as a son
a boy the 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 a 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't stay away from politics when i ask him about his biggest concern he says syria should not dance just somebody else's tune. we don't need any countries meddling in our affairs. here. while the prospect of the libya style intervention seems ever less likely the militarized the
position and their supporters are still asking for arms. and the. man they are all move on from a man 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 card all the media attention this 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. through this apposition activist says he was detained and mistreated by the security services and while he is calling on bashar assad to leave a serious political scene he says the armed groups should do the same. thing i like him abdul aziz is not afraid to go public with his use. 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 to mediate in the syria crisis are really how being you know all the world sees that we are supporting and. what we know for sure that some of the states are not supporting that and some are trying to close some support there. if that comes. in and then supplant the not succeeded or it will be a very dark era the syrian people will suffer too much there may be curious the country maybe a civil war no one knows what with lee b. 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 this illusion 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. are see damascus syria. with the un or both during 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 on kidnapping cases reportedly carried out by armed groups political analyst christophe forced or says the chaos is being driven by external forces. 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 are all kinds of activities as in the past by this time it seems as they say that this is a city 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 saudi arabia or france not britain not turkey would dare doing anything in syria without a very clear related ok or goal from washington. this is artsy but nicolas sarkozy is rushing to rally support after narrowly losing the first round of the presidential election this week to socialist candidate francois hollande the current leader is chasing far right votes ahead of the may sixth runoff reaffirming his pledge to drastically cut immigration. 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 nor will the eurozone will implode a considerable number of economist admit when the 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 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 political class 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 is one that finds itself an ever more shaky ground this 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 in the block against muslims in education and employment ids it was once a very much on the fringe of the sort of political support terms on all being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort and so on the left we
kind of see that people are more racist so to me not to but there has been some sort of. roid there why do what you need to do for people to express to hate and to indulge in 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 in the past that set to achieve its vision and version of fear of the obstacles or getting bigger from voters rallying behind their anti brussels candidates to oppose also putting back the border controls some e.u. leaders have dismissed them as a 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. it's good to have you with us here and all to you today still to come in the program of. thousands are rallying in egypt's revolution roof square venting
their frustration over the upcoming elections which they say will not represent their. detecting the truth russian m.p. on the very little boy takes a radical step roughish britain's accusation that he killed former security officer alexander litvinenko. on friday a series of explosions of the city of the in a property off script that's in eastern ukraine almost thirty people were injured when four consecutive blasts went off within an hour in public areas causing widespread panic that 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 that is coming in june. has this report. for some residents of new bit of skin ukraine their regular crime jordan and through the city was cut short because of glutamate just got up from my chair when
i heard splosion but those were smashed the windows shattered all i remember 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 because 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 roll 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 tram stops even doctors admitted there were startled to see so many severely injured. it's mostly split into injuries to the back chair still 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 for. 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 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 blast to gain points but is also about to welcome many guests from abroad the attacks on people a bit of scar is 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 you watch in the weekly on r.t. and outcry from internet users this over the controversial cyber security act called the angle the anger scuse me the furious well set to spill out onto 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 it will permit u.s. based internet companies to legally share private user data with the american
government internet activist aaron schwartz says campaigners will come out in full force against the bill. the previous bills were about giving the government the power to censor the internet and this is more like a patriot act for the internet it 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 a 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. also on the line that we've compiled an extensive background on for you to look on to learn how it differs from previous cybersecurity act who supports
it and why that's all on our website. good luck. to build the most sophisticated. doesn't sound anything. to teach creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should. only. it's a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital president dmitri medvedev his passing the reins of power of lot of move putin on may the seventh but before the grand handover the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging four years in office with this 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 some technological advancements are still needed also the fact that some tablets 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 her enemy and we will not. in the last four years we create 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 but the two w t o for example and the reset of relations between russia and the united states. the and last year was marred by the parliamentary elections and the consequence 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 other thing here is that they can be a genuine protest and i will calculate your political opposition and let me 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 that's called a course you need to be very upset that he couldn't pardon the man because it's a lot to ask to be freed but of course there were. also issues it was some were saying that those protests which we've just mentioned were financed by none other than the united states the state department that makes me but also how does
something to say. that washington's time can reach 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 forced me to make good if i could not possibly step up why is he going on in the middle east . of course the situation is unstable there radical forces are trying to grasp our in a whole number of countries and if they do working with them will come a lot harder and i told this to everyone to both or american and european partners i said that 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 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. right there well you can always find more of these
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from moscow this is r.t. a russian under lugovoy has passed a lie detector test to prove that he had nothing to do with the death of former security officer alexander litvinenko who was poisoned in london now or six years ago or the test was conducted by british experts the u.k.'s prime suspect on some questions relating to live franco's death however the result will not sway british courts where lie detectors are not accepted as standalone evidence a journalist. spoke to andriy lugovoy in an interview that failed to materialize in today's sunday times are now joining us live on the line a good to have you on our team today was there any explanation why your article wasn't published and if so what was in this interview. very good morning at the newspaper was very interested in the article are right up until the close of play late in the evening of friday.
and the extent of the article and i haven't heard anything since it did not appear in today's newspaper i have heard some rumors that it was the subject of the de suppression notice to the national security grounds but i'm not really certain on that matter but no i still await an explanation could be innocent it could be that there wasn't enough space in the newspaper that sometimes happens to my articles but i don't have a reason as to why it wasn't published and i'm quite curious as to why this story has not appeared in any other newspapers today well it's interesting what you bring out the you know the basic issues for anyone who contributes to a newspaper there is always that risk ok you get paid for the article but it may not always fit into the final full edition so perhaps it is a bit early to jump to conclusions although there are a lot of people who love to throw in the whole conspiracy theory you know that the whole story on little boys lie detector test hasn't received much coverage in the u.k. what why do you think that is our screen strange it was picked up very briefly by some of the british press very small scale through the week they are picking it up
from the russian media as a matter of great public interest in the u.k. and in. the subject of polygraph for lie detection is is currently a big story in one of the sunday papers today in a down to a notorious criminal case. and it's very odd that this technique which which is very unusual of the i believe and sure some very interesting results has not been a subject of public attention i would have expected it to have. passed and it's the case that when an article is trailed slightly in the weekly papers it's picked up and covered in depth in the sunday newspapers and it's not in any of them to do what you say a polygraph test for thirty can bring some very interesting results and yet as we all know those tests are not considered standalone evidence by the british judicial system can we expect this latest revelation to affect the long running case do you think i know that politicos has given a demonstrations of their techniques to the home also in the u.k.
and to the police authorities with the saudis have interest in the taking you could not legally recognized as such although they are in many other countries including the usa russia and other european countries but they are simply used to inform the cases and to satisfy families and instance of victims. people who have been experiencing injustice and so on that used to satisfy them that to give them some reassurance of the. truth or untruth of various matters so i think they do have a rule to play that they have a they have there's a lot of scientific evidence around there the the evidence as you celebrate interrupt there's a lot of science of evidence that can come into play when it comes to when it comes to these are basically these a polygraph or lie detector tests but some skeptics believe that as a former security services agent might have actually been trained to cheat lie detector is that possible. it's possible perhaps but these are very deep seated this is a physiological reactions and most will tell you that this is not really possible
to cheat and completely interestingly when i spoke. about his reactions to the test his was very typical of of your average passion receiving the test he walks in confidence it was fairly constant of his innocence but when he's confronted by the equipment and by the ex-pat he suddenly feels nervous as do most of the people who are taking this test about the about the quality of the equipment about the professionalism of the individuals the confidence is immediately deflated and then of course he did inside the very point of divine source so his reaction was it was not. perhaps. a train deceiver that was the reaction typical of people in this and people who have taken his test before that in itself doesn't prove anything but it is a significant part of his reaction to the test writer journalist joining us live here from inverness many thanks indeed for coming on r t it's a day of good. kairos to rear a square filled it with anger once again this on friday as egypt's islamists
suspended their frustration over the country's military rulers pro-democracy activists a rally there as well chanting slogans from last year's revolution which toppled hosni mubarak and with a president a presidential election now drawing nearer than ever many feel that the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power in cairo with this report as artists are of. protests nation after the revolution toppled president barack gyptian 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 without the from power with presidential elections just around the corner and the activities here have once again taken center stage but if the last years 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 member of mubarak's regime now a prominent speaker here in egypt the revolution was a must be it's a great action but unfortunately after we have a lot of problems and the challenges we have for the stairs and do we have to reach a vision for. the not everyone will say positive and i 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 has not given a clear answer. as armed forces and the. administration . of to. begin. in live in february twenty seventh. is a protection food revolution we will we will give the people what you will 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. source of course is a common complaint. equally common. but the revolutionary meet with tolls can last indefinitely i can see the way we will expect. people to stay against. the should we have a different more realistic to understand. that if this region. shoutings it's a dichotomy because short of the political aisle us them a single thirty in underestimating people has seen regimes across the arab world
fool with the announcement 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 so. kyra. straight to nigeria to kick off the r.t. world update for you here now and explosions and gunfire have struck a university campus in northern nigeria the attacks occurred near a theater a hole and targeted christian students in the city of kano at least six were killed in the violence others were injured and for now a police have surrounded the area searching for the gunmen who carried out the attacks. a grenade has been thrown into a church in the kenyan capital killing one and injuring over a dozen the shell exploded during the service in a working class area of nairobi it's the latest in
a string of attacks in the east african country since it sent troops into neighboring somalia at this point no group has claimed responsibility. just a moment a recap of the top stories with me. join me on a journey to the heart of the kremlin to a place is hidden from the tourists he's going to meet some real kremlin insiders although they may not be the usual news makers you see on t.v. . leave the each.