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more deadly blasts in syria killed at least eight in a city near the turkish border while you and observers urge both sides to lay down their weapons. or wage war on you if you don't do our bit to our beauty that's not how you treat people as you grow dialogue voices struggle to be heard about the work force in the u.s. congress with a strike on iran still firmly on the agenda. drift operate spawns terrorist planning to attack london during the olympics could be fired on from residential buildings hosting state of the art missiles. plus russia gets over six hundred million dollars and what is one of the biggest deals of the year so far all the details in the business update in about twenty minutes.
it is one pm of the russian capital you're watching r.t.m. arena joshua welcome to the program i was more you want observers do in syria this week the hand of the mission now and damascus has urged an immediate halt to the violence this as two bomb blasts of rocked the city of near the turkish border syrian state t.v. says at least eight people have been killed and dozens injured the government claims are you gangs for the attacks the latest in a series of explosions to undermine the u.n. backed peace plan syria's officials claim rebels have stepped up the are offensive with assaults on the country's central bank and a police patrol in the capital however a watt of the country's asked me groups the kurds called on president assad to go long before the end rest or staying out of the conflict banking on stability and reforms and stay at our desks on a boy. we can now report. a cause pursued for decades
now accomplished in just a few months just a year ago even speaking kurdish and public could have got these people in trouble but now they can proudly was sired what some hope will become them with their futures they'd. the world's largest ethnic group without a nation kurds have long felt outsiders in their own lands in syria where they make up around ten percent of the population kurds have for decades complained of tacit discrimination by the authorities in fact they called on president bashar al assad to step down years before it became the rallying cry of the syrian opposition despite the long running grievances against the assad family syrian kurds have largely stayed out of this conflict in fact if there is any group that benefited from the instability in syria. over the past year
a syrian kurds one more concessions from their services than in two decades before that. this kurdish language school is one of about a dozen that have opened their doors in syria over the past few months here a grandmother shared desks with the grandchildren and it determined attempt to learn the classic version of their mother. the school's principal sas just a year ago it had to be done in secret. with the state didn't allow any instruction in kurdish we used to be told that since we are living in an arab country we should speak arabic. even songs in kurdish were all forbidden but nowadays it all has changed it's not only syria where kurds felt pressured and turkey iraq and iran where the majority of about fourteen million kurds now leave their story cheesehead long seen them as a threat to national security especially after they embraced guerrilla warfare to
achieve the creation of a sovereign kurdish state and in syria these days it seems these goal has been realized at least for now about a month ago kurds living in aleppo opened their own version of a city hall here in the portraits of july on the face of the kurdish independence struggle hangs where you would usually expect a picture of the president. there with the government nor with the opposition we stand alone the syrian state has bigger problems so we're taking charge of our areas and tried to govern ourselves. for the time being syrian kurds claim that self governance and equal rights are all they want some say and autonomy within syria similar to the quickest and region of iraq would be a more realistic alternative to full fledged independence. and kurds don't want to separate state we want to live in syria in peace with the arabs and everybody else
but we do want to be treated equally and to be recognised as the kurds on our ideas not syrian arabs. yet dozens of kurdish settlements within syria have already become defacto mini sovereign states they're not only self-governed but self police this well that well defined borders like these checkpoints separating kurdish and era parts of town and volunteer border guards the regime is now distracted with its own struggle so we still do it but unity patience is bitter but it bears we prove this old kurdish prover is frequently cited in syria these days but what's unclear is how long this newfound independence may last. the boys are thirty aleppo syria. syrian rebels still refuse to lay down their arms while growing concerns the opposition could be seeking to scupper the un brokered cease fire this is lebanon sees a large cache of weapons and ammunition aboard
a ship within its waters allegedly destined for and to us and fighters actors franklin lamb thinks the latest arms smuggling effort is all about regime change. great suspicion is that fees are arms that 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 military 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 a shame change is identical to this ship clearly headed for the so-called free syrian army as other shipments of or have a have come from lebanon into syria so who's got time answer now is washington
and certainly brussels with nato of 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. chris hedges author and u.s. war correspondent says under the guise of democracy washington is pushing its own interest in the region. i don't think anyone in the muslim world thinks that we care much about human rights or democracy we have since the first gulf war planted military bases some the size of small cities i think there is at this point absolutely no credibility i'm talking about within the middle east when the united states claims that it would like to bring liberty or democracy to syria my feeling is that everything should be pushed through to create some kind of a ceasefire rather than pass
a resolution that calls for assad's removal or resolution. that calls for intervention or anything else there's no real formal opposition you know it's a sort of a mess and they just went through this in libya. and you can see the full interview with author and u.s. war correspondent chris hedges in an hour here on r t. to iran is warily welcomed their recent report that the u.s. could allow iran to continue enriching uranium if islamic republic agrees to unrestricted inspections this comes after talks resume between tehran of the world powers some of capitol hill have been calling for direct engagement whether iran but as art he's going to get reports the cry for conflict remains louder. thirty six the number of u.s. lawmakers have proposed a bill to end the no contact policy between the u.s.
and iran after three decades of diplomatic silence congressman dennis kucinich is one of them which he says the old approach when washington wants to resolve differences with iran through not talking to them is unsustainable we're being told we should have any contact with them we're being told that we shouldn't be negotiating with them we're being told. to get ready for war. all of that is wrong what we need to do is to have direct negotiations we need to be talking with iran and we need to stop this vainglorious notion that somehow we can settle our differences with iran through war how many people share your view among their colleagues eleven ten eleven that's how many votes. out of four hundred thirty five members the house of representatives has recently
voted four hundred eleven to ten in support of the bill which would make it illegal for any american official to make contacts with a new radio in a third hole without congress' approval so in light of the numbers dennis kucinich is counter efforts seem more symbolic than real if congress is a message to the world that says look we don't have to talk to you we don't have to negotiate with you will wage war on you if you don't do our do our bidding that's not how you treat people imagine for a moment if at the height of the cuban missile crisis if. nikita khrushchev and john f. kennedy. we're not speaking to each other opponents of direct talks with iran or argue why the u.s. should do it before iran lift its own ban on negotiating with the us are the rainiest ready for direct talks i don't see the iranians lifting their ban before
the us that's because the iranians are in a much weaker position than the united states and so it does take more capital for them to agree to such steps opinion polls show the majority of americans seven out of ten say yes to diplomacy with iran but is that a message their representatives want to hear the voices of. arms merchants. of war contractors. but people who just make money off a war don't care where the war is or who would urge or just want to make money and if they can push the us spawning another war they'll do it and members of congress have to be wise as to when they're being played by interest groups who may want them to vote in one way but it would be a way that would be adverse to the interests of the american people with a decision to outlaw any contact with the arabian government american lawmakers or building brick by brick
a legislative wall which makes the prospect of ever having more mobilizations with you and virtually impossible to also cements you when you see their view that it's not their nuclear program that was something that for the regime change a proposition that would only lead to further escalation i'm going to check out reporting from washington r.t. . still have for you this hour here in r.t.e. b.b.c. bias. you know they're done a fantastic job if you're in the propaganda business you know you have to admire what they've done the investigative britain's biggest broadcaster is ignoring the stories that matter to its viewers a response to government pressure. this isn't seen from a hollywood sign by movie these robots are being brought to live russian rapper with far reaching ambitions. going ballistic the rooftops of london soon play host to turn the british ministry of the fans is considering placing surface to air missiles on residential buildings during the upcoming olympic games
officials say the rockets would be a last resort but residents are alarmed they could become targets for terrorists investigative journalist polish maher believes the drastic measures are meant to scare off potential attackers. there's a bit of psychological warfare going on here that they're i think they're letting anybody who is the keep all the terrorists know that these extensive preparations have been my it's all a bit james bond the idea that 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 m. but you know they all me on the top of that particular tile it all it's all pushing things quite a lot why and it's all part of a mountain of his theory i think sort of sweeping under the bit that you've got this huge events occur and there is this salumi and nine eleven threats 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 big event like this i think the london public if you twitchy because they it's what it's saying is you're in a lot of your a lot potential danger it's not the people on the links the group it's people within five kilometers of the real day 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 or right job that is at risk if it's followed a traumatic a stare at a concert or a necessary saving some tweeters and bloggers have a kids britain's main broadcaster are using misleading language to softly trains of your perceptions and favor of the government are desirable investigates why great example of the b.b.c.'s failing the very people who would take this to. the new prim and proper speech may be on the way out but the message is still the same impartial reporting is the top priority is the b.b.c.
television doesn't britain's public broadcaster really represent those who fund. i b.b.c. and in my mind has a duty to challenge the government in power and they are failing to do that and they are not representing the people they really need to listen to the public because at the end of the day we are paying their wages the b.b.c. gets three billion pounds from the public every year in the form of license fees so if you own a television in britain and you have to pay almost one hundred fifty pounds just to watch it now that's spent on programming as well as news that many don't feel they're getting their money's worth. on twitter for example b.b.c. bias is a hot topic the channel's reporting of the government's controversial health and welfare reforms have stoked recent debates. many still fiercely opposed the bills passed in parliament claiming they've been ignored not just by the government but by the broadcaster to die i truly believe had our national
broadcaster accurately reflected everything that was taking place in terms of the welfare reform bill on the n.h.s. they wouldn't a contra parliament you will notice that when they talk about austerity measures they don't necessarily refer to cuts they refer to savings and that for manipulation of opposition party labor made an official complaint over the wording it's accused the broadcaster buckling on the government pressure to get on side when challenged on this the b.b.c. gave us this statement b.b.c. news provides impartial and balanced coverage across all output and we believe we have a food in the n.h.s. reform bill the appropriate level of coverage across radio t.v. and online. news programmes and bulletins reported extensively on a wide range of opposition views from politicians health workers and members of the public its coverage on other thorny topics like scottish independence has been
heavily criticised too with doubts recently cast over the impartiality of senior correspondence at these b.b.c. training videos posted on you tube show its reporters attacking scotland's pro independent stance the stance distinctly unpopular down south but the b.b.c. again it denies bias and some say it will always pander to whoever's in power here the b.b.c. is guilty of gross journalistic irresponsibility m.e.p. baton risk to prosecution for publicly refusing to pay his t.v. license fee his protest against the b.b.c.'s coverage of the two thousand and nine european election. he claims it plugged a pro europe government fed line the b.b.c. does things with propaganda now that dr gerbils would marvel at you know their subtle use of language the way they present stories the way they try to make you think something based on their presentation you know they've done a fantastic job if you're in the public eye and the business you know you have to
admire what they've done what really makes me angry is that doing it without money and this is my reason for being opposed to the license fee judging by the growing dissent on twitter others could soon follow suit given its london. find out why saudi arabian man decided to divorce his wife on a live radio show. also secrets controversy and revelations he won't hear anywhere else watch julian assange to show our teeth dot com and of course don't miss his new program on tuesday.
i'll take a look at some other stories from around the world the euro zone's fourth largest army as recession but assessment by spain's stop statistics office comes only days after ratings giant standard and force cuts the country's debt by two notches the government is imposing more cards with thousands walking out in protest on sunday against slashes to education and health care the country has the highest unemployment rate in the euro zone with nearly half of young people out of work. body of libya's former well minister has been found floating under a bridge and police reported no signs of violence although an autopsy is planned in the coming days shokri ghanem who was also a prime minister under colonel gadhafi defected to the rebels during last year's uprising the sixty nine year old is believed to have lived in europe with his family since june and worked in vienna. so the president omar hassan al bashir has
declared a state of emergency in three areas bordering south sudan as follows a month of border clashes with the south which separated last year after decades of civil war that killed more than one of the half million people all this year is one of by the international criminal court for alleged crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide in the darfur region. where we campaigned to woo voters has begun in egypt of the presidential election thirteen names will be on the ballot including mubarak era officials and as long as the front runner is mubarak's foreign minister and former secretary general of the arab league the run up to the vote has been marred by disqualifications of leading candidates and mass rallies against the ruling military. a society where robots exist alongside humans is a common theme in the john robot with russian engineers creating androids can see remember objects and faces the future is looking less like fiction and the
development is not only a huge step for the scientific community it also helps people speed all over discovered. all over the world scientists are making leaps and bounds in robotic technology in a small lab just outside of moscow a team believe that they are on the cusp of creating a robot body that can be controlled remotely with a human brain. itself i think in the next few months we will make a robot that will be able to move around on wheels the next step is to make a robot that can walk controlled by the movements of a human operator which we hope to do by next year if you want to see what our ultimate goal is you can watch movies like avatar are surrogates robots controlled by human thought. this is the team's current prototype it was designed to test the robot's eyesight each is an individual camera which observes and remembers the surroundings obstacles and faces underneath the latex lines
a complex system of motors and electronics the design is hoped that this robotic skeleton could be the first step towards creating the next generation of artificial intelligence perhaps even robots that think for themselves. exciting stuff however they all those that are asking the question just because we can does that mean we should make you a. scientist are not always able to answer these questions clearly in the way these projects are on the borderline between science and human morals but a scientist is always tempted to play god to create a symbol inside themselves with an artificial human and as far as i know projects of that sort of all veiled questions of morality are of little worry to vladimir and his team their only concern is the advancement of science. i don't think there are any serious issues of morality here we are trying to create life only further our knowledge and understanding of what is capable we're not all the projects being
developed to sound like they've come straight out of the movie. arm actually being used to help people that have lost limbs. this definitely can be used to help the disabled people will read around some experiments a subject without hands tried this technology he said the hand was working for him all it takes is to teach electrodes to the undamaged part of the so they can read the must look to the team. the dream of warm day having a humanoid robot that can be controlled remotely is shared by more than just the scientific community meal but t.v. suffers from cerebral palsy highly educated driven and creative his condition leaves him trapped in his own body. this technology would enable people like me to do the things most people take for granted was called jaws doing the laundry cooking moreover this made it possible for us to go out to live our own this would
be astounding progress for people like me. it's hope the first fully automated robot bodies will be online by twenty forty five leaving us just over thirty years before we could see science fiction become science fact piece or all of a party. the right time to tag the latest business is marina's there for us sell marina to russians made it to the u.k. is ritualised of working it out that's right marina and that's the funny thing actually because the men who made it to the top three of the less were all born in other countries not the u.k. and they make most of their fortunes and emerging economies now the us which was published by the sunday times of course as i said has two russian tycoons which made it to the top two positions and the top three in fact and the second richest person in the country is alledged that it was smart enough and he is also a shareholder of facebook and his fortune is worth around twelve billion pounds the
man you're seeing right now on your screen is a rom on a mortgage and he comes third with his now in the how. billion pounds and he owns russia's largest steelmaker that's your products and there we go you can see like it's all he's top in the list and he's an indian born owner of one of the world's biggest oil producer arcelor mittal and overall britain's richest people achieved record levels of wealth last year that's the spot the country slipping back towards recession. all right let's take a look at some international markets would be europe which is trading today as you can see it's a mixed picture of the footsie is pointing downwards while that's adding point three percent now this shouldn't come as a surprise because we had some negative data coming from spain first of all we know that its fourth quarter g.d.p. dropped two point three percent and also we know that yes the negative turn for sixteen spanish banks who lowering their credit rating so that's of course that helps boost investors' confidence now moving on to crude and let's take
a look at what's happening with prices there we see that they're heading south again the light sweet it's trading at one hundred and four dollars and sixty four cents per barrel while the brand blend is out around one hundred nineteen dollars per barrel now april has been the price is trading range for crude prices and analysts say that's because of the easing concerns over disruptions as well as. slower economic growth in the u.s. and analysts say it will really take some significant news to push prices outside this range was in the tightest in seventeen years worth mentioning there all right let's take a look at the exchange rates and see if anything changed this hour as we can see the euro is back it's gaining against the dollar but it's pretty much all and when it comes to the ruble lost against both major currencies here in russia it is a public holiday so the markets are closed and what you can see right now is a closer picture on saturday because russian markets were open and trade in that they bought it was
a lackluster performance because investors didn't really have much to react to because there was a lot of news coming from the u.s. . and europe now in other news related to russia there was a big deal made for russia's energy sector in fact it was the biggest investment deal of the year so far amounted to six hundred and twenty five million dollars now the country's direct investment fund along with three partners bought a quarter of a production the power generator and l o g c five and one of the members which is the a.g.c. far is the largest investor from the middle east and we spoke to the dealers mediator and he explained why this company's contribution is so important for russia the are investing one hundred seventy five million in what is one of the largest investment by the middle eastern investor in russia so really very important transaction very important signal an example was the investors because as you know the fund was just five allies to structure in january of this year and
soon as that. two transactions was thoughtful warsaw one billion dollars to which two hundred million came from russia direct investment fund an eight hundred million dollars q from alcor investors and in case anyone was wondering of course russia's richest list includes only russians in the top three spots there are enough back to the. ball no surprises there maria thanks very much indeed for this date and in just a few moments we escaped and was asian and was our special report that's after a recap of our top stories here on our.