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the latest news in the week in review this is the weekly rusher accuses syrian rebels of bringing down the u.s. . as a shipment of arms for the opposition is intercepted by lebanon. chasing the votes of the far right after losing the first round of the french presidential battle. with immigration and the euro among the main rally calls. for more than twenty people are still being treated in hospitals in the ukrainian city of the nipple patrols for 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.
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wasn't involved in the murder of former security officer alexander litvinenko 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 sea bound 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 for the first insurgent attack from the sea 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 franklin lamb the director of the ngo americans
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concerned for middle east peace thinks the latest smuggling effort was an attempt at regime change. great suspicion is that fees are arms or were leftover from libya the because 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 the differences and we could name twenty or more between the situation in libya and the situation in syria the fundamental pillar i read. is identical to this ship clearly headed for the so-called free syrian army as other shipments of have have come from lebanon into syria design is regime change and
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that was done one believes the overwhelming evidence in support of that regime change so who's gotten an 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 daily alleged terrorists are destroying industrial sites under the pretext of fighting against president assad but he's accent of arka has more now from the syrian city of aleppo. 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 ship one hundred and fifty employees
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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 in 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 are 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
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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 reach out politically motivated and those that are outright criminal we witness 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 place is. the cause of supporting the revolution what they call it the us advocated engineer for us our shahabi says
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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 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 succumbed to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of this 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
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and send my people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they leave us alone while the support of the lepers businesspeople 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 it's in a boycott art see aleppo syria well to get the latest updates on the situation in syria logon to our website it's our to dot com and here's some of what else is waiting for you there right now. america's most advanced jet fighters are deployed to self west asia but how many. more than that at r.t. dot com. also on the web site you can get the latest additions of junior seau and his controversial interview show and the next one will be airing shoes day here on .
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because of course he has been running support after losing the first round of the presidential election this week to france where all learned the current leader is reaching out to far right voters ahead of the made the six runoff so has his failure to promises to lower unemployment is thought to be the main reason he lags behind the socialist rival he also focuses campaign around tougher laws against illegal immigration real appends national front did better than ever as he came third with all the almost eighteen percent of the vote with john locke learn from the institute for democracy incorporation explains why her policies appealed to so
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many voters. whereas all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or as the main solution you know they say things like europe will protect us or whatever. she has identified in her campaign the fact that it's actually the cause of the problems she has said that the solution can only come from national politics from national responses to these to the great issues of the day and not from international ones and that's why i think her victory is so interesting because what it represents is the sort of rebirth. reappearance on the french political scene in strength of what we used to call a go list movement it's a sovereignty based movement that wants france to act as a nation state and not just as the region of a supernatural entity. the eastern ukrainian city of the near patrol is slowly
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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 while doctors are continuing to treat the injured police are sifting through c.c.t.v. footage of the blast sites bodies alexy reports. for some residents of new but a bit of skin ukraine their regular crime joran and through the city was cut short because look i just got up from my chair when i heard the explosion 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 niece 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 this morning it's a horror previously unseen in ukraine's third largest city for homemade explosive
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devices hidden in trash cans detonated one after another a tram stops even doctors admitted there were startled to see so many severely injured. it's mostly split into injuries to the back chest or face i'd like to show you some of the splinters be 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. as a terrorist attack. it's another challenge for us for own country so
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we're going to think of a proper response to it which we 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 a difficult political times with some already using the bloss to gain points but is also about to welcome many guests from abroad the attacks on people are still being investigated but they already have very serious implications we are only forty days away from the start of the euro twenty two well football championship in ukraine and poland and the authorities are now under severe pressure to reconcile the hundreds of thousands of football fans who will be coming here. let's see russia ski r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine. this is the weekly here and the way the. iconic
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central square is still in a revolutionary mood. less of a month to go before egyptians vote for the next president protests and clashes continue as people do change with the latest from coming up. plus find out why indian companies are weighing in on the u.s. economic crisis. americans. story still to come but first russian. boy who the u.k. considers the main suspect in the killing of former f.s.b. officer alexander litvinenko passed a lie detector test earlier this week evaluation was specially conducted by british experts to see if he had anything to do with the murder of a little boy questions relating to his death from polonium poisoning six years ago were the polygraph test is unlikely to be decisive in resolving the case as british courts won't accept a stand alone evidence. in an interview for the sunday times which the
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paper never printed he believes this story's been largely ignored by the u.k. media. newspaper was very interested in the article right up until close of play late in the evening. and the 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 notice to the national security grounds but i'm not really sat in on that matter but no i still await an explanation that the subject of polygraph are lie detection is is currently a big story and 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 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 passion receiving the test he walks in confidence to study concent of his innocence but
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when he's confronted by the equipment and by the expect he suddenly feels now reversed as do most of the people who are taking this test about 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 the very positive answer so his reaction was it was not. a a train deceiver that was the reaction typical of people in the 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 the journalist the british minister of defense is considering placing surface to air missiles on residential buildings people in east london receive leaflets saying their rooftops could be used to deploy their weapons during the olympic games this summer residents say they concerned about the safety of the system claiming it could become a target for official stress the missiles are a last resort which would only be used in case of an extreme terror threat a london based investigative journalist paul ashmore told me earlier that the
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proposal shows just how easy the u.k. government is over security at the games. i don't think they're trying to be secretive about it i think they're trying to stop it happening in the first the but it's all part of a mountain area mysterious i think sort of sweeping numbers would be that you've got this huge event to occur and there is this sort of looming nine eleven threats about it i mean it's just because everybody realizes that it's a terrorist sort of ideal situation to have a big event like that it i think the london public. twitchy because they it's what it's saying is you're in a lot of your a lot potential danger because actually it's not the people on the east the roof it's people within five kilometers of the real danger if you know if those those rockets are fired it's going to come down somewhere and they they explode so you know anybody in a five clubs arrange about is at risk if it's followed. tensions are soaring in
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egypt less than a month before the presidential election in the latest round of violence islamic protesters clashed with security forces in cairo with one person killed and dozens wounded protesters want the ruling military council to surrender power we should be wielding c.c.l. stick of prison very jittery parliament has suspended its sessions for a week in protest against the military and for the government the generals are accuse of trying to cling on to power while barring several leading candidates from the presidential poll one of them was reinstated after an appeal despite being a former official middle east kuhl sharon thinks he'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 the islamist candidates and other candidates and possibly allow them to control the transition for transition into egypt and maintain their military is going to or it's all about become because of this rushed
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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 a president of egyptian when they started this uprising and that aspiration for a more democratic egypt this would be it for about they say the next six months or two whatever it will be at that 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 spin a sions and hopes that have been managed 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. now to some other world news in brief this hour in our world update a u.s. drone attacks killed four suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region near the afghan border it's the first american drone strike since it was leveled by demanded a complete halt of the controversial program highly unpopular in pakistan relations between the countries where model november the twenty six one across the border by
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nato aircraft killed twenty four pakistani troops the u.s. military's intensified the attacks in the past three years as part of its terrorism efforts. the sudanese president omar hassan al bashir has declared a state of emergency in three areas bordering south sudan the motion followed a month the border clashes with which separated last july after a decades long civil war that killed over one and a half million people is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide in the darfur region. an explosion and gunfire have rocked nigeria's northern city of cairo killing at least sixteen people the blast took place in a university lecture theatre used by christian students for religious services they claim responsibility for the attack and generally the militant sect carried out a bombing in the same city killing one hundred fifty people. dmitri medvedev is counting down the days until he packed his bags and moves out of the kremlin to make way for vladimir putin's return on may seventh along with his blowing us he'll
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also be taking with him four years of memories as head of state and the outgoing president has been reflecting on those thoughts. reports. but you do have 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 so i want to say 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 the technological advancements are still needed also the fact that some towns are still living out or below the poverty line and of course he also spoke at length the bald corruption. we have declared war on corruption we have identified her enemy and we will not. 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
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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 if it is rather proud of russia's events but it too w t o for example and there reset off relations between russia and the united states force the and hope 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 thing here is that they can be a genuine protest and i will calculate the 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
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things often pursue some obvious political gurus. on the subject that's called a course to me it was they just said 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 meets with it but also had something to say to the washington times can reach different places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize americans we have. some serious political processes in our country. when it came to international issues of course meeting with various could not possibly step 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 the move came 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
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transformation he is going to be russia's next prime minister and take over the post the chairman of the united russia party which is the largest party in the country after which it becomes the president of course but your presence of migration is going to take place on me seven. internet users are bracing themselves for more protests over the new controversial cyber security act. that threatens online privacy the bill was passed in the u.s. house of representatives and is now waiting for either a green large 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. we are a member of the european parliament things that says prison. for democracy. it gathers starting discriminately so the obvious threat is for freedom of speech kind
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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. affects for a for instance democratic development and also actually the 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 or what their commercial actors can do with the data means that the united states is imposing kind of jurisdictional geographical jurisdictions on loan . as the u.s. struggles to avoid a double dip recession emerging economies are racing to take advantage of the american market indian companies are now expanding their workforces in the u.s. where unemployment is on the rise. is in india with more. infosys is india's second largest i.t. company and has been a pioneer of outsourcing using highly skilled indian staff on low wages working for
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western clients but with recession in the west the boots on the other foot infosys is now one of several top indian firms recruiting in the us with over twelve million jobless many in america are willing to work for less pay the u.s. is also providing tax breaks to indian firms keen to woo those offering much needed jobs there is of course a political pressure because of the high i'm number armand in the u.s. to do and it's companies to again is one of the reasons why we had according there there are incentives for companies to set up operations in the u.s. most states. businesses to come while infosys predicts a quarter of its staff will come from outside india in a decade another tech firm ages already has five thousand american workers and plans to hire ten thousand more in the next three years.
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but i wasn't going to. have a job. far from that along. with indian companies winning more work in the u.s. using local staff also makes good business sense one of the biggest reasons indian companies are expanding their workforce is in the united states is they're making a lot of money there and folks this is generating fixie five percent of its revenue in north america and indeed outsourcing companies as a whole are generating fifty percent of their revenue there or thirty billion dollars indian i.t. firms are increasing their global operations at a record pace coming from one of the fastest growing economies in the world but the domestic boom has. in wages higher in india further making recruitment in the west more attractive to some companies while washington has repeatedly spoken out
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against offshoring of american jobs it looks like the east might just be bailing it out from its jobless crisis preassure either r.t. bangalore india. exactly twenty seven minutes past the hour in the russian capital a recap of this week's top stories coming up in three minutes from now with me here on r.t. stay with us live this is the weekly. but
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there are killing innocents here allies across the base of course and that's never am said. mom a song from the skull spoke with me i think of it every day. i feel the flashbacks trouble to memorise last sunday i assume i saw it a long time i'm just here trying to go. i was ashamed. i was ashamed that i had been. i was ashamed that i hadn't been a hero why i got my arm i got my legs. in the mine. but i like the vietnam war to. not believe what i was going on once or i think. that i was
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a good soldier. but namo soldier on the other side and i think i'm just as good. it. is. fifty two.


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