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civilization notice their absence. is their life outside solutions each possible. the latest news in the week in review lebanon seizes and harm shipment apparently bound for opposition forces in syria as russia accuses the rebels of trying to destroy the un brokered peace plan. nicolas sarkozy looks to the fall right for support after losing the first round of the french presidential vote to socialist candidate francoise hollande less than a week of campaigning left until the final ballot. police in ukraine released photos images of the man they believe are responsible for multiple bombings in ny for petros friday that left thirty injured officers have reopened an investigation into a similar bombing in the city last year believing the attacks to be like a. lie detector experts from the u.k.
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say the country's police have the wrong suspect in the killing of former f.b.i. agent alexander litvinenko in london six years ago. three am in moscow i mattress are bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news as the violence in syria continues unabated neighboring lebanon seized a shipment of smuggled weapons believed to be destined for syrian rebels the cash apparently came from libya which is backing opponents of president assad this comes as 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 looking to scuttle the u.n. brokered cease fire as the world body steps up its observer mission to syria franklin lamb director of the n.g.o.s merican is concern for middle east peace
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thinks the latest arms smuggling effort might be an attempt at regime change. great suspicion is that these are arms that were left over from libya the craft was loaded there were to 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 change is identical to this ship clearly headed for the so-called free syrian army as all other shipments have have come from lebanon into syria. design is regime change and that was done one believes
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the overwhelming evidence in support of that regime change so who's got time answer now is washington and certainly brussels with nato the way 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 because balancing on the brink of civil war also costing the country's economy dearly alleged terrorist destroying industrial sites under the pretext of fighting against president assad or his ex on a boyko 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 ship one hundred and fifty employees
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producing textiles for furniture it was never turning out a lot of profit but provided the decision living for its people all of which is now gone north routes no warnings one evening in fabry a group of young man threw molotov cocktails into the building the owner said they had just enough time to evacuate the workers to safety but the rest of the inning he just watched his entire fortune go up in flames. so much private textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap most employees lost their only source of income i don't think it was a personal attack against me political person i think the people who did it to me are seeking to undermine the industry as a whole to terrify people into supporting them aleppo is serious largest city and its industrial capital prior to the uprising it was enjoying some of the highest growth rates in the region. this industrial park alone housed more than three
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thousand small and mid-sized factories. in the past six months some have gone out of business because of the economic sanctions while other is 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 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 place is. the cause of supporting the revolution what they call it us advocated engineer for us our shahabi says many
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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 they'll tell them support us. we will kidnap your son or your kid. because you will we ask you to and you didn't pay for our. cause peaceful cause and i wonder how can this be peaceful if you want to get getting money like. organized crime and then many who succumb to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of these textile factory had to fire how awful 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 cost of the i've been receiving threats to stop working and said my people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they
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leave us alone while the 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 on a boycott artsy aleppo syria to get the latest updates on the situation in syria log on to our website r t dot com there's plenty i was waiting for you there right now including this america's most advanced fighter jets deployed to the persian gulf to take a look at how many and why always and more authority dot com plus. you can have the latest episodes of julian assange and his controversial interview show next installment airing tuesday your art.
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the first round of the presidential election in france this week son nicolas sarkozy lose the battle of francois hollande the two candidates now face a runoff may sixth artie's test 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 and nor will the eurozone will implode a considerable number of economists admit as well the french of four and that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse. oh. so says the candidate who surprised france by securing almost
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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 her campaign the fact that it's actually the course of the problems much of the french political talks 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 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
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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 ideas that were once very much on the fringe of the sort of political support terms on the whole 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 fortunate 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 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 europe the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind that brussels
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candidates to proposals the putting back border controls of 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. sylvia r.t. brussels these stern ukrainian city of never petro skin is slowly getting back to normal after its residents were left in a state of shock by a series of bomb explosions friday thirty people were injured ten of them children while doctors continue to treat the injured police are sifting through c.c.t.v. footage of the blast sites artie's alexei reports. for some residents of new but a bit off skin ukraine their regular tri majority through the city was cut short because of the us and i just got up from my chair when i heard explosion. the dogs were smashed the windows shattered all i remember that when i got up there was smoke and dust everywhere and women were crying. i was selling tickets when it came
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out of nowhere i grabbed my knees trying to hold on there was blood all over i got out sat down on a bench and blacked out it was a powerful blast the trousers i was wearing were all covered in holes i couldn't see if my legs were injured but it's not like it's a horror of previously unseen in ukraine's third largest city for homemade explosive 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 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
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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. we'll find a way to tackle it we'll have the best investigators working this case ukraine is not known to have any terrorist organizations operating on its soil and all explosions in the past would 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
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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 reporting from kiev in ukraine. will stay with us here on r t still on the way why cairo's iconic central square is still in a revolutionary mood with less than a month to go before addictions vote for their next president protests and clashes continue as people demand change we have the latest from cairo. and israel rhetoric of attack on iran leads to a spat with the government within the government as fears mount it's provoking terror on while not being fully prepared for a retaliatory strike. but first russian m.p. andrey lugovoy who the u.k. says is a main suspect in the killing of former f.s.b. officer alexander litvinenko passed a lie detector test earlier this week the evaluation was specially conducted by
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british experts to see if he had anything to do with the murder little boy answered questions relating to live and goes death from polonium poisoning six years ago but the polygraph test is unlikely to be decisive in resolving the case as british courts won't accept it as stand alone evidence journalist kenneth make taggart spoke to lugovoy in an interview for the sunday times which the paper never printed he thinks the story is being ignored by the u.k. media. newspaper was very interested in the article right up until close of play late in the evening 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 it was a subject of a. suppression notice to 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 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
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very newsworthy i believe and sure 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 confident through study consing of his innocence but when he's confronted by the equipment and by the ex-pat he suddenly feels now reversed as do most of the people who've taken this test about about the quality of the equipment about the professionalism of the individuals and the consequence is immediately deflated and then of course he didn't psychomotor the very positive answer so his reaction was it was not but olds perhaps. a trained 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. tensions soaring in egypt less than a month before the presidential vote the latest round of violence islamic protesters clashed with security forces in cairo with one dead and dozens injured
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protesters want the ruling military council to relinquish power which it's going to be wielding that since the ousting of president mubarak the egyptian parliament suspended its sessions for a week and protest against the military appointed government generals accused of trying to cling to power while barring several leading candidates from the presidential poll one of them reinstated after an appeal despite being a former official middle east blogger coral shara thinks the military could be trying to strangle the revolution. and the patient in egypt at the moment is that this is the military's push to maintain credible candidate kind of the vote that there is from their point of view someone that could take votes away from. the kind that that's another kind that. allows them to control the transition to transition into egypt and maintain the minute that he's going through and it's all about become because of this rush nature and these extreme disqualifications it's going to be into second choices and perhaps their choices and i don't think that at all
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because that's the spirit of egyptian when they started this uprising and that aspiration for a more democratic egypt this would be a foot about they say the next six months that's what seven it would be at the end . people would see who the president would be but ultimately this will not be an end to that at all since there's a lot of spin ations and hopes that have been. 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 turning out to some other stories making headlines across the globe at least twenty one people killed at a church service a university campus in the northern nigerian city of kaino witnesses say the gunman through explosives into a lecture hall where the service being held worshipers were then shot as they tried to fleet no group claimed responsibility for the attack but islamic group a. he's active in the area and the recently attacked christian churches. sudanese president omar hassan al bashir is declared
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a state of emergency in three areas bordering south sudan the motion followed a month of border clashes with the south which separated last july after a decades long civil war that killed more than 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. the body of libya's former oil minister was found floating under a bridge in vienna police say no signs of violence have been found all the body though an autopsy is yet to be performed once a senior government official under khadafi he defected to the rebels during last year's civil war. dmitri medvedev is counting down days until he packed his bags and moves out of the kremlin to make way for a lighter putin's return may seventh along with his belongings also be taking with him for years of memories as head of state you're going president reflected on those thoughts are a really good reports. he did have spent most of the week summing up the
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accomplishments and discussing of the shortcomings of his four year tenure as head of state he's got about a week left in that post and so on tuesday he was meeting with the state council giving a speech before them highlighting some of the issues which are still facing russia at the present moment among them was of course just the fact that. technological advancements are still needed also the fact that some families are still living outside 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 our enemy and we will not go in and the last four years we crees of legislation needed to bundle corruption for the first time in the shows and your history of our country that there was the war between georgia and south the city in two thousand and eight well 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 it too w t o for example and their recent off relations between russia
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and the united states force the and help last year was marred by the parliamentary elections and the consequences of protests a whole across the country with the biggest of them being in moscow and that was the subject of mosques discussion during it but it was a meeting with russia's journalists from five television channels. regarding people who just 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 or not. 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 kind of course you meet there with the idea that he couldn't pardon the man because it's not supposed to be free but of course there were also issues it was some were saying that those protests with which we've just mentioned were financed by none
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other than the united states the state department to that makes me head of the whole so how does something to say. the washington times can reach different places regarding russia we shouldn't demonize americans let alone say that they can influence some serious political processes in our country. when it came to international issues of forced me to bet if i could not possibly step up by the goings on in the middle east because 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 will become a lot harder and i told this to everyone to both 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 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
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going to take place homie seven. israel's former security chief criticizing the country's prime minister and government for misleading the people on the need to strike iran he said the threat of an attack might force tehran to start working on building a nuclear weapon as our correspondent hosni reports it's feared israel might not be prepared to provide enough protection to its own citizens in the event of a regional war. the root of any family lives in missile range of gaza for years they complained to the government they had no shelter to protect them from because some rockets fired by hamas but there's a poor immigrant town wasn't a top priority for tel aviv far from it prompting yakov to eventually build a shelter himself to protect his family we went through some very tough years were used to worry all the time every time we left the house we were in danger when we went to the store to school or to work it took a direct hit on your course house five years ago before the government finally woke
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up and bought him a shelter opposite the one he'd already built himself now across israel's closest city to gaza there are bomb shelters in the street and sports fields and in children's playgrounds where they cleverly disguised like this one but that won't reassure the rest of the country in the event of a conflict with the much bigger threat of iran it has more of the world government . after war. there for a poor barely civilian population. for a show of walkers of our current. coverage problems several directions we've got one point seven million people that haven't got any shelter. we've got three and a half million people that haven't got a gas mask israelis themselves are skeptic about the country's ability to defend itself many still remember iraqi scud missiles landing in the center of israel some twenty years ago and a scathing government report issued months ago suggests the home front is woefully
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unprepared and the government. doesn't want to put obviously doesn't want to put the public into panic but i think the public itself probably does not believe in a strike is imminent otherwise people would move have gone crazy the experts say any israeli military strike is very likely to draw any rain in retaliation the target of which is no secret this is the city that iran has threatened to pummel with missiles in response to any israeli attack but many of the public bomb shelters here are dusty and neglected and whereas in previous times of tension tel aviv distributed gas masks many of those masks remain in storage i really don't know why they're talking about it so much that's why i think there won't be a war because we are talking about it i don't think there will be a war because i think the government is. gone in not doing nothing to prepare citizens for this issue ation if someone will bore me i don't know what i need to
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one. which has many wondering what exactly tel aviv has planned up its sleeve if a government really. intend to start a war they would do things differently or at least prepare their public policy r.t. tel aviv. recap of the week's top stories in a few minutes stay with us. a . little bit later.
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