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i know what's really happening to the global economy with. global financial headlines. is a report on. the latest news in the week in review this is the weekly rusher accuses syrian rebels of fighting to bring down the u.n. brokered cease fire and the shipment of smuggled arms for the opposition is intercepted by. chasing the vote of the far right after losing the first round of the french presidential ballot. with immigration and the euro among the main. more than twenty people are still being treated in hospitals in the ukrainian city of patrols after a series of bombs exploded there on friday leaving thirty injured. plus not guilty british lie detector experts say the u.k.'s main suspect a russian m.p. wasn't involved in the murder of the former security officer alexander litvinenko
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in london six years ago. with a look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly. as the violence in syria continues unabated neighboring lebanon has seized a shipment of smuggled weapons destined for syrian rebels the cash apparently came from libya which is backing the opponents of president assad this comes as the rebels step up their assault on government forces saturday saw the first insurgent attack from the sea a day after a suicide bombing killed at least nine people in the capital russia says the opposition is seeking to scuttle the un brokered cease fire as the world body steps up its observer mission to syria frankly the rector of the n.g.o.s americans concern for middle east. yes thinks the latest on the smuggling effort was an
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attempt at regime change. great suspicion is that these are arms that were left over from libya the craft was loaded their worst would be fifteen containers but it turned out there were already in fact three that were filled with one hundred fifty tons of weapons the americans almost surely knew about it nato nato did the israelis didn't touch that ship this time not this ship it seems very clear that with all of the differences and we could name twenty or more between the situation in libya and the situation in syria the fundamental pillar i read a shame change is identical to this ship clearly headed for the so-called free syrian army as other shipments of have come from lebanon into syria design is reaching change and now it's done one believes the overwhelming evidence
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in support of that regime change so who's got time answer now is washington and certainly brussels with nato of the world what they know about about that ship if we follow where the facts lead in the coming days i think there's going to be a remarkable. result in investigation of exactly what's going on. the syrian conflict balancing on the brink of civil war is also costing the country's economy danny terrorists are destroying industrial sites under the pretext of fighting against president assad all these acts on a boycott has more from the syrian city of aleppo. a lifetime of work burned overnight. this facility 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
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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 droughts 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 and textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap lost in place lost their only source of income and i don't think it was a personal attack against me political person i think the people who did it to me seeking to undermine the industry as a whole to terrify people into supporting them. aleppo is syria's 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
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thousand small and mid-size 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 carrying the raw material or finished goods. threats putting people on hit lists assassinations of course all these activities criminal activities are taking. the cause of supporting the revolution what they call it the us advocated engineer for us our shahabi says many in industry side with the opposition when it calls for fighting corruption and
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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 be asked to and you didn't pay for our. cause 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 these textile factory had to fire off a piece of work force 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 in my people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they leave us alone while the
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support of 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 and wreck it tears some boycott art see aleppo syria. war to get the latest updates on the situation in syria log on to our website www dot com here's some of what else is waiting for you there right now. america's most advanced jet fighters are deployed to southwest asia but how many and why more on r t dot com. the next edition of julian assange his controversial interview show will be airing here on tuesday while you're waiting for that log on to our website to watch the previous programs in full.
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nicolas sarkozy has been running support after losing the first round of the presidential election this week to force were on hand the current leader is reaching out to far right voters ahead of the may the sixth runoff is standing by his pledge to 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 economists admit as well the french of four and 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 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 her campaign the fact that it's actually the course of the problems much of the french press accounts are completely wedded to the euro project they cannot conceive of a foreign policy or domestic policy which is deeply. rooted in the whole european project one that finds itself in ever more shaky ground the should get agreement one of european integration sacred cows allowing border free travel across the e.u. is under fire. germany and france want member states to have the option to bring back those internal borders for thirty day period if there's
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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 end their amnesty international's recent report documents examples of prejudice in the block against muslims in education and employment ideas that were once very much on the fringe of those to a particular support term on the whole being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort and so when they left we 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 also indulge into 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.
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may be trying to say in the past that set to achieve its vision and version of europe the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind brussels candidates to proposal so 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. the eastern ukrainian city of dinner patrol is slowly getting back to normal after its residents were left in a state of shock by a series of bomb explosions on friday thirty people were hurt ten of them children well doctors are continuing to treat the injured police are sifting through c.c.t.v. footage of the blast sites and reports. for some residents of you but a bit off screen ukraine their regular through the city was cut short because of the. and i just got up from my chair when i heard the explosion of the doors was smashed the windows shattered all i remember when i got up there was smoke and dust
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everywhere and women were crying. i was selling tickets when it came out of nowhere i grabbed my knees trying to hold on with you 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 this is all 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 they were startled to see so many senior injured . it's mostly splinter injuries to the back chest or face i'd like to show you some of the splinters of 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
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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 ten explosions which proved to be mere speculation given the well coordinated nature of the blast authorities had no doubt this was a terrorist attack. the system only it's another challenge for us for zero country so we're going to think of a proper response to it which will find a way to tackle it we'll have the best investigators working on this case ukraine is not known to have any terrorist organizations operating on its soil and all explosions in the past were treated as acts of hooliganism by authorities and the timing of this attack just could not be warsaw. not only the country is going through difficult political times with some already using the bloss to gain points
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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. let's see russia ski r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine. we're coming to live from the russian capital with you twenty four hours a day on the way this white color as i call it central square is still in a revolutionary mood. with less than a month to go before egyptians vote for the next president protests and clashes continue as people demand change we the latest from cairo coming up. but first the russian m.p. on the lookout boy who the u.k. considers the main suspect in the killing of a former f.s.b. officer and xander passed
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a lie detector test earlier this week the evaluation was specially conducted by british experts to see if he had anything to do with the murder of oil answered questions relating to litvinenko death from polonium poisoning six years ago however the put a graph test is unlikely to be decisive in resolving the case as a british courts won't accept it as a stand alone evidence journalist kenneth mctaggart spoke to andre to avoid in an interview for the sunday times which the paper never printed he believes this story is being largely ignored by the u.k. media. the newspaper was very interested in the article right up until close of play late in the evening of friday. except of the article and i haven't heard anything since it did not appear in today's newspaper i have held some rumors that was the subject of a de suppression noticed on national security grounds but i'm not really saturn on that matter but no i still await an explanation that the subject of polygraph or lie detection is is currently
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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 unusual of the i believe and show some very interesting results has not been the subject of public attention i would have expected it to have interestingly when i spoke. about his reactions to the taste is very typical of your average trash receiving the test he walks in confidence it was fairly constant of his innocence. but when he's confronted by the the equipment and by the expert 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 didn't psychomotor a very positive answer so his reaction was was not. half. of a train deceiver that was the reaction typical of people in his people who have taken these tests before that in itself doesn't prove anything but it is a significant part of his reaction to the test. the british ministry of defense is
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considering placing surface to air missiles on residential buildings people in east london to receive leaflets saying their rooftops could be used to hells the weapons during the olympic games this summer residents say they're concerned about the safety of the system claiming it could become a target for a turk official stressed the missiles are a last resort which would only be used in case of an extreme terror threat well let's not get some reaction from a london based investigative journalist who's written extensively about terrorism paul lashmar one would assume paul that the last time air defense systems were placed on residential rooftops was back during the second world war in london so does this really suggest an attack is likely well those two things i don't think they actually were put croft guns or anything on rooftops because they will show pieces but i get your drift place certainly have spotters and so forth but but is there a threat well that's that's impossible we don't know i mean the their what they're
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doing is preventative and i think there's a bit of psychological warfare going on here but i think they're letting anybody who is thinking of the terrorists know that these extensive preparations have been made but presumably talking about airborne attacks short of the british air defense systems good enough as it is now. well i imagine you've got to remember these high velocity missiles are quite short range they're very they're quite light you know they're they're like a large camera really on a tripod that's what they sort of look like and then they have a one of those shots has some equipment allows them to target so it's very light and it's only got a range of about five kilometers so i think what we're looking at here is light aircraft or helicopters suddenly emerging from nearby i think it's the thought that you mentioned my reference to those missile defense systems back in the second world war of course nowadays these systems are not might have but you did raise
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a point saying that those systems would of course shaken a house to bits the residents who are underneath these missile launches they're very concerned if they were to be used were they not be in danger themselves i don't think so i mean. you know there is actually some understanding to put away from them but these things go off and i think of i mean i can understand i could understand the president's concern because they must feel that they just sort of become even involved in this sort of military operation but i sure don't think that's the problem i don't think actually been right there any on the danger what about the residents concerns of being an targets by terrorists themselves in the knowledge that these missile systems of or on their rooftops well it it's possible in the sense anything's possible it's all a bit james bond the idea that. you know the terrorists are going to send small aircraft over some of the same time sent a team of operatives to eliminate the you know the army on the top of that particular tower it all it's all pushing things quite a lot why not impossible but it's unlikely i would cite nevertheless as an expert
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on terrorism are you surprised that these measures have been made so public and are indeed being put in such a public place for as i say i think what it's about is trying to scare tarasoff i don't think it's. i don't think they're trying to be secretive about it i think they're trying to stop it happening in the first instance and it. part of mounting an air of hysteria i think that sort of sweep in london a bit but you've got this huge events occurring and there is this sort of lumia nine eleven threat about it i mean it's just because everybody realizes that it's a sort of it's a terrorist sort of ideal situation to have a bigger bed they could. just say that i think a lot of the public. twitchy because it's what it's saying is you're in a lot of your a lot potential danger because actually just to finish your your point about being on a roof it's not the people on the roof it's people within five kilometers of the real
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danger you know if those those rockets are fired it's going to come down somewhere and they explode so you know anybody in a five clubs or a range of that is at risk if it's followed you talk about the fears of londoners and indeed the visitors to the olympics would those fears not be unable the fact that billion pounds apparently is now being spent on policing the olympics do you really believe that the british authorities are doing enough to make them safe from what you know is as a journalist. well let's certainly do a lot trying everything out next week and they've got a big terrorist. exercise going on with jets everything so they're doing lots of things but it's like all issues of terrorism everything is truthful it's not true you know they may have to go through all this thing nothing's happened so there was a billion pounds that we really could spend it then maybe some individual does something so dramatic that they just couldn't get it can do nothing about it so it's a completely speculative bizarre activity it's not like dealing with
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a very obvious enemy that is going to do something at a certain point you just no idea who these people are what they're going to do when they're going to act well bearing in mind the members of the gangs back in seventy two also the nine hundred ninety six bombing at the land to games what you're saying really is that you cannot make something like the olympics one hundred percent safe that's exactly what was so great to hear your thoughts thank you very much for joining us live there in london paul lashmar joining us there thank you again. tensions are soaring in egypt less than a month before the presidential election and the latest round of violence islamic protesters clashed with security forces in korea with one person killed and dozens wounded protesters want the ruling military council to surrender power which it's been wielding since the asking of president mubarak egyptian parliament has suspended its sessions for a week in protest against the military appointed government and the generals are accused of trying to cling on to power while barring several leading candidates
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from the presidential poll one of them was reinstated after an appeal despite being a former mubarak official at least got a call shero thinks the military's trying to strangle the revolution. that interpretation in egypt at the moment is that this is the military's push to maintain a credible candidate credible that there's from their point of view someone that could take votes away from their islamist candidates and other candidates and possibly. them to control the transition for the transition into egypt and maintain the military control it's all about become because of the rushed nature and this extreme disqualifications it's going to be into second choices and perhaps third choices and i don't think that at all represents the spirit of egyptian when they started this uprising and that aspiration for a more democratic egypt this will be for about the say the next six months or to whatever will be a transitional period people will see who the president will be but ultimately this will not be an end to the process there's a lot of a spear
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a sions and hopes that have been smashed through this process and the liberal parties and the secular parties and the leftist forces in egypt are not going to put up with it. internet users are bracing themselves for more protests over the new controversial cyber security act but that threatens online privacy the bill is passed in the u.s. house of representatives and is now waiting for either a green light or a veto by president obama if approved it will permit u.s. based internet companies to legally share private user data with the american government. as daughter a member of the european parliament thinks that is a very dangerous step for democracy. it gathers started indiscriminately so the obvious threat is for freedom of speech kind of censorship practices that people abide also by self-censorship knowing that they're being watched by their government or by a private actor and therefore modify the way in which they're behaved this can have very damaging effects for for instance democratic development and also actually the
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way that we construct our communities and social interactions between each other unfortunately that the american government is now increasingly moving into regulating what that are they have access to all of us their commercial actors can do with the data means that the united states is imposing kind of jurisdictional geographical jurisdictions online. now to some other world news in brief it's our world update now here on the weekly u.s. drone attack has killed four suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region near the afghan border it's the first american drone strike since islamabad demanded a complete halt of the controversial program highly unpopular in pakistan relations between the countries were model november the twenty sixth when a cross border attack by nato aircraft killed twenty four pakistani troops u.s. military has intensified the attacks in the past three years as part of its counterterrorism efforts. the sudanese president omar hassan al bashir has declared a state of emergency in three areas. the motion follows
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a month of border clashes with the south which separated last july after a decades long civil war that killed over one and a half million people here is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide in the darfur region. and explosions and gunfire rocked in nigeria's northern city of killing at least sixteen people the blast took place in a university lecture theatre used by christian students for religious services nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in general the militant sect carried out a bombing in the same city killing one hundred fifty. well up next we have the week's top stories a summary for you stay with us live this is the weekly here on our to.
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