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lebannon seizes weapons destined for syria said to be a mark for rebel forces this size explosions in damascus to deal another blow to the u.n. sponsored peace. it's a fight for the far right as the loses the first round of the french presidential ballot with immigration and the euro among the main rally call. a series of blasts a rupture of the ukrainian city of than a pro patrol scan friday leaving twenty nine people injured. and keeping the world of web of free online anger is ready to boil over as a new cyber security bill could be letting the u.s.
government of tain everyone's private information from an internet company. with the top stories of the week and of today this is that the weekly with me will receive. lebanon has seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard a ship within its own waters the cargo was said to be destined for syria's opposition fighters rebels for the meantime refused to lay down their arms as assad supporters accuse them of resorting to out right terrorism so ask us was rocked by a series of blasts this week the latest blow to the u.n. back peace plan and the attacks have mostly targeted to government forces and supporters and as artie's oxana boy discovered some rebel forces have little desire for neutrality. lifetime of work burned overnight. this
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 one hundred fifty employees producing textiles for furniture it was never churning out a lot of profit but provided a distant living for its people all of which is now 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 evening he just watched his entire fortune go up in flames. so much pride textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap lost in place lost their only source of income i don't think it was a personal attack against me political person i think the people who did it to me
is 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 chamber of industry sas it's almost impossible to distinguish between attacks 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 cause of supporting the revolution what they call it years advocated engineer for us our shahabi says many in industry 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 will ask you to and you didn't pay for our. but cause of peaceful cause and i wonder how can this be peaceful if you are getting money like. organized crime and there are many who succumb to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of this textile factory had to fire off
a piece of 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 business people is seen 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 wreck it tears some boycott see a leper syrian that is coming to you live from moscow and nicolas sarkozy's rushing to rally support after losing the first round of the presidential election this week losing to that of a socialist francois hollande the current leader is chasing the 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. the eurozone will implode a considerable number of economists 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 as the main solution as 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 right project i cannot conceive of a foreign policy or
a mystic 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 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 ids it was once a very much on the fringe of the sort of political support from going on all being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort of someone on the left
would kind of see that people are more racist so to me not to but there has been some sort of. reuther or wider or fortunately for people to express the hate and to indulge into violent behavior so where does that leave europe even the people who are against this kind of europe and against the 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 are getting bigger from voters rallying behind anti 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. now the first round of the french presidential ballot or so marina look pounds a national front do better than ever as it came in with almost eighteen percent of
the vote a french journalist. will have to work hard to attract these far right voters in the second. i think the reason one of the reasons why a. high score which is the highest of party ever is partly because of rejection of nicolas sarkozy so this rejection those people who voted for that reason that would have to be overcome in the coming two weeks if he wants to sway them it's probably all that he will carry on as he has in the last few weeks trying to send messages more strongly on the issues of. security and immigration and will not like this kind of talk so it's really a tricky game to play for sarkozy to be able to get her speech just right to sway the people he needs i still think. long should we need.
programs especially on economic matters. very close very little to tell them apart so from what we've heard and read about from these candidates it's very hard to tell which one could make a difference frankly speaking. program so look very dangerous and looks like increasing the risk of serious economic trouble for france. with us on r.t. today still to come for you in the program that her back on her rear thousands a rally in egypt's revolution risk where venting their frustration of the upcoming elections which they say will not present and represent. detecting the truth russian m.p. under a look of void takes a radical step to rubbish britain's accusation that he killed former security officer alexander litvinenko. ten minutes past the hour here in moscow on friday a series of explosions hit the city of the property that's in eastern ukraine
almost thirty were injured when four consecutive blasts all went off within an hour in public areas causing widespread panic the. suspected terror attacks are stoked fear doubt only among the locals but also abroad as the country prepares to host the euro twenty twelve a football tournament that is coming in june thirtieth. has this report. for some residents of new but a bit of skin ukraine of their regular crime jorn a 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 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 tram stops even doctors admitted they were startled to see so many severely injured. it's mostly splinter injuries to the back chest or freeze 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 blast authorities had no doubts this was a terrorist attack. there says that it's another challenge for us for zero country so we're going to. think of a proper response to it which you will find a way to tackle it will 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 me put it off 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 and r.t. is coming to life from moscow outcry from internet users or this over the controversial cyber security act called cispa. 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 all of your private user data with the american government internet activist aaron swartz says campaigners will come out in full force against the bill. 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 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. also online for you and we have a compiled an extensive background on system you can i log on to learn how it differs from previous cybersecurity who supports it and why but that's all on our website so you don't go. see gridlock. was to believe the most sophisticated group which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything. to teach creation why you should care about humans and.
this is why you should. only dot com it's a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital president dmitri medvedev his posse the reins of power it's a lot of may have putin on may the seventh a bit before the grand the outgoing leader wanted to reflect on his challenging four years in office these are going to go to school 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 was of course 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
back down and in the last four years we created 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 advancement to do w t o for example and there reset off relations between russia and the united states. 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 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 that is such a thing as an hunger games if you've seen it i've seen it and those who do such things over to 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 just to be free 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. but also how this something to say. the washington times can reach different places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize americans where they can influence some serious political processes in our country. when it came to international issues and forced me to bet if i could not possibly step up by the goings on in the middle east. 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 and i told this to everyone 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 the chairman of the united russia party which is the largest party in the country. and becomes the president of course but your presence of migration is going to take place on me seven. reporting that you can always find out more of the stories that you. see what else is waiting for you on the website right now for example. secret services while on duty there's a new good behavior rules are imposed on the find out what caused the sudden crackdown on raunchy behavior that's at r.t. dot com. it's a song ship season on our team and its new talk show the whistleblower has already
attracted political extremes to follow this next controversial interview airs on tuesday but you can look. to watch the previous. this is the weekly here on arts he russian m.p. under a lugovoy has passed a lie detector test to prove that he had nothing to do with the death of former security officer alexander litvinenko poisoned in london six years ago the test was conducted by british experts the u.k.'s prime suspect answered questions relating to lupin and goes death however the result may not sway british courts where lie
detectors are not accepted as stand alone evidence journalist kenneth spoke to andrea lugovoy in do you that fail to materialize in today's sunday times he told us a bit earlier that the story was largely ignored by the british media. the newspaper was very interested in the article right up until 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 held some rumors that it was a subject of the. suppression notice to the national security grounds but i'm not really certain on that matter but no i still await an explanation. of polygraph or lie detection is is currently a big story in one of the sunday papers today in regard to a notorious criminal case. and it's very odd that this technique which which is very newsworthy i believe and sure some very interesting results has not been a subject of public attention i would have expected it to have interestingly my
school. his reactions to the test is very typical of that of your average passion receiving the test he walks in confident feels very confident of his innocence but when he's confronted by the equipment and by the expert he suddenly feels now versus i do most of the people who've taken this test about the about the quality of the equipment about the professionalism of the individuals in the confidence is immediately deflated and then of course he didn't psychomotor very positive i'm sore 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 these tests before that in itself doesn't prove anything but it is a significant part of the reaction to the test. all right or straight to nigeria as we kick off the r.t. world update for you here and explosions and gunfire have struck a university campus in northern nigeria the attacks occurred near a theater hall in may have targeted christian students in the city of can know at
least fifteen were killed in the violence many others injured police half an hour surrounded the area and continues a search for the got. a grenade has been thrown into a church in the kenyan capital killing one and injuring over a dozen the show exploded during the service in a working class area of nairobi it is the latest in a string of attacks in the east african countries since it sent troops into neighboring somalia this point nobody has claimed responsibility. a bus carrying a holiday makers to disneyland tokyo has crashed in japan killing seven police say some forty other passengers on 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 just as japan enters a busy spring holiday season when travel around the country peaks.
egyptian migrant workers have clashed with police in the lebanese capital around one hundred people gathered in front of the gyptian embassy in beirut to protest foreign labor law that ultimately limit the ability to improve working decisions or change jobs several policemen as well as protestors have been injured in the clashes with a dozen that migrants arrested. to risk where filled with anger again on friday as egypt's is the mists of vented 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 the presidential election drawing nearer many feel that the fight for democracy has been replaced by a scramble for power in cairo as artie's terrified. the protest nation after the revolution toppled president barack gyptian siv 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 loftiest protests 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 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 have to reach a vision for. the 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. those armed forces and the. administration . of to. begin. in their lives in february. live in. the protection of food revolution. we will give the people what they 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. an equally common answer given in thought the phrase but the
revolutionary me to it tolls can last indefinitely i can't say yes i can do it lucia but we will expect to know waves of. people who are testing against certain actions they should have a different way more realistic to understand very well and that is this region at some up only slogans or shallow things it's the economy becomes shorter and the politics i do estimating 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 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 surface r.t. kyra. i'm just a moment i'll be a recap of the week's top stories with me more research i hope to see.