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it is good to have you with us here on today. live in moscow welcome to the program in syria. has reportedly rocked the city of just hours after eight were killed and dozens wounded in twenty explosions and the government and opposition both blaming each other for orchestrating the attacks on the united nations warns the ongoing violence threatens the peace plan that it helped broker the head of the expanding u.n. observer mission to syria says the road map is futile unless all sides observe a cease fire meanwhile damascus is preparing to hold nationwide parliamentary election. it was in just a week's time but the u.s.
and its allies are still calling for regime change jordan based professor at you but he may louche things that syria fell out of favor for playing by its own rules . i think they are trying to destabilize and overthrow and end of pendant regime and have it replaced by a regime that is friendly to the entrance of nato and this has ramifications that extend far beyond the boundaries of syria they have bridge among. them and international empire then the geo strategic struggle with the rising states like russia and china so this is destroying and dependent state that has been relatively successful and building is some i end abundant economic base that this dependent on the agriculture and the story manufacturing specifically as opposed to
being an importing state that is bound to that from the i.m.f. and the world bank they are not serious about peace in syria what they really want is to overthrow the regime that's the end game and i mean time damascus is preparing to hold nationwide parliamentary elections that will be just a week's time now and some syrian groups have chosen to put their faith in reform instead of violence as ati's oksana boycott reports. 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. 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 them into 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 grandchildren and it determined attempt to learn the classic version of their mother tongue. 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 were 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 thore 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 portrait 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 couldst 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. yes dozens of kurdish settlements within syria have already become defacto mini sovereign states they're not only self-governed but self police this well they're well defined borders like these checkpoints separating kurdish an arab part of town and volunteer border guards the regime is now distracted with its own struggle so we seized the opportunity the patient is bitter but it bears sweet
fruit this old kurdish program is frequently cited in syria these days but what's unclear is how long this newfound independence may last. are at sea aleppo syria and we are coming to you live from moscow still ahead for you in this hour calls for a dialogue with iran are struggling to be heard amidst the war chorus on capitol hill with the military strike still firmly on the agenda. a new war of words has flared up between the e.u. and ukraine over the case of yulia timoshenko the former ukrainian prime minister now serving a prison term for abusing power brussels claims the case though was politically motivated to michelle because currently on hunger strike the latest now from marquis of correspondent r.t. as i like to ski. what seems to be purely domestic case has received very serious
international reactions with presidents of germany the czech republic the head of the euro commission as well as german chancellor angela merkel all saying they will boy call their land troops to ukraine in particular for the u. of twenty twelve football period as easily as if to protest against the treatment. of prime minister now even called on the german national football team to boy call it their participation in this tournament the idea which was even supported by the president of the champions league final this club byron munich now also reactions came from mosco with president medvedev raising his eyebrows over the treatment of you to saying that this these actions to throw serious shade on ukraine's reputation and are unacceptable for a democratic country that all these reactions come after you it's emotional reported to have been abused by prison guards and full of photos of her bruises were made published were made public on the internet as well as understand that a team of medical experts was dispatched by ukraine's own woman to the prison and
they confirmed the fact of the physical attack from the prison guards on. this raise the tension dramatically and key of also already reacted with indignation to all the statements coming from europe saying that such rhetoric puts the country's back into the times of the cold war well the war of words continue certainly but everyone all experts now understand that he was under severe pressure especially with less than forty days before the start of the you were twenty twelve football championship last friday's terrorist attacks individuals with serious concerns about the security during the tournament now definitely the developments in the situation are creating serious political implications. the parties are reporting there now the world's number one who returns to artie's screens on tuesday with the latest episode of his controversial show of course we're talking about a julian a sandwich he's already interviewed the head of hezbollah and then brought together two political extremes from both sides of the atlantic laura smith now previews the
next edition. well this is the third episode of the program and the guest this week is the first president of the new president. of course is where the arab spring first really kicks off and the jasmine revolution as it's come to be known was ok one of the most successful revelations that the arab spring has caused it was prompted of course and this is why this is this program is so interesting the revolution was prompted at least in part by revelations wiki leaks wiki leaks released some cables at the time about corruption in the she was in government told president ben ali who's been in power since one thousand eight hundred seven and that was the first really hard evidence documentation that the people of tunisia had seen that their government was so corrupt and the government couldn't suppress that information months as most uki is cut from an entirely different cloth from
his predecessor he's a doctor and he's also a human rights activist and in fact during the reign of the previous president ben ali he was exiled and imprisoned and so he is seen to have some of the greatest moral authority of all the arab leaders at the moment during his imprisonment he was kept in solitary confinement which he considers to be torture he talks quite a lot about that during the program and he's determined there will be no more talk during the program he recalls a time when he was invited to the u.s. to talk about the human rights situation in tunisia and he says that that reveals a complete set of double standards four years ago i was invited. to washington. to talk about human rights in tunisia. i was invited to meet some important. dealing with. issues no i'm not going to meet this person because it would be
ridiculous to talk with this guy knowing very. well you know that he was probably be implicated in the want to know more problem you going to talk if you can to take seriously somebody take it in torture in his own country and this guy is going to give you some lesson about how to promote human rights in tunisia this is why i didn't accept to meet him that's just a tiny bit of this program you can catch the whole third episode of the well tomorrow on choose day at eleven thirty g.m.t. . and that latest episode airing all day tuesday here on ars here for now as the six
world powers prepare for a new round of nuclear talks with iran next month the hawks on capitol hill don't seem to be quite ready for change the u.s. congress has voted down a bill which was aiming at direct diplomacy with terror on gun h.g. can explains now why the motion didn't stick your thirty six and 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 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 u.s. 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 the war they don't care
where the war is or who it hurts i just want to make money and they can push the u.s. 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 arena of government american lawmakers are building brick by brick a legislative wall which makes the prospect of ever having normal relations with iran virtually impossible we also see men for you when you see them there in the you that it's not their nuclear program that was implemented after the regime change a proposition that could only leads to further escalation i'm kind of stuck now reporting from washington r.t. . well i do mind to access all of our stories and so much more than any time just log on to our website so you don't recall some of the stories you'll find the stunning volume for you at the moment out of replicating history let's just hope
there's a happier ending to this one but titanic the second set sail by two thousand and sixteen that's no joke all those details are. also one law in a drive by google street view cars were intentionally collecting private data from why five years this this is all something up until now the giant always denied. all right in a few minutes we'll get to the world updates here on r.t. but for now spain has plunged into a second recession amid government measures to rein in the country's debt ratings agency standard horses downgraded nine of spain's banks many of which are bogged down in bad loans it also comes as spain's unemployment rate has soared to almost
twenty five percent that is the highest in europe and sweeping cuts to health care and education have seen thousands taking to the streets angered at the government austerity measures economist wilhelm hunk says that spain needs to go back to its own currency to find a way out of the crisis. to mean a problem not only for spain but also for a whole year will be especially for the you will be in currency for you all because the euro cannot remain our currency for more and more companies are becoming go weak economies but the problem is. can a country was in a monetary union. form it served so according our experience and even our history. but it needs its own currency and not and from currency memories are you always
a problem currency it's vital for a spin to fight against this crisis and against this. it gives people especially young people a new perspective but this cannot be done in a case of a monetary union monetary union is making any national economy to the sleeve of a common of common diseases and this is from you. and from other countries and so the real problem. so i let's start with nigeria now as we kick off the world update for you an explosion has rocked an area near government buildings in nigeria about speight killing eleven injuring twelve it comes less than a day after a coordinated attacks on christian worshipers on a university campus also in a chapel in the country's north that killed at least twenty one i know one of this point has claimed responsibility but the islamist group boko haram is active in the
area having killed one hundred fifty in a blast in january. leading grainy anti-government activists will be retried along with twenty other opposition members a military court sentenced. to life in prison in june for plotting to overthrow the state's rulers he began a hunger strike three months ago reportedly bringing him so close to death by the anti-government protest first began in bahrain in february last year since then though up to sixty people have said to have died in clashes. three weeks of campaigning have kicked off in egypt ahead of the presidential election thirteen candidates are on the ballot including islamist sun officials who worked under ousted leader hosni mubarak the frontrunner is. former foreign minister protests against the ruling military have erupted in the run up to the vote while several candidates have been barred from the polls.
now russian engineers are seem to have found a way of making science fiction science fact they creating androids that could not only imitate real people but also see and respond to objects and faces and as peter all of a found out the development can also help those with limited abilities. 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 there are those that are asking the question just because we can does that mean we should make 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 in so 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 here sound like they'd come straight out of the movie so. arm actually being used to help people that have lost limbs. this definitely can be used to help the disabled people will read or in some experiments the 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 arm so they can read the must look to a team. the dream of one day having a humanoid robot that can be controlled remotely is shared by more than just the scientific community sharmila back teves 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. these 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. that's a cross over how to dmitri here standing by the artist because they're scared to me to get to see anything positive to remark over that i'm as you've been hearing for the past hour now well there's one company barnes and noble the bookseller which is up more than sixty percent in american trading and that's on the back of a microsoft investing three hundred million dollars and book business and that's
really no way says and this desert that we're seeing right now with the dow jones and nasdaq declining around half a percent on the back of slowing consumer spending growth phase over in europe we've also had a batch of negative first spain's g.d.p. moving into recession down point three percent on the. previous quarter and standard and poor's also downgraded sixteen banks among them some of the biggest ones like suntanned there and the footsie and the dax is you can see that down half a percent vessels are also hard to impress on the commodities markets they're down sixty nine and eighty one cents respectively floyd brandt and we have seen the narrowest margin for oil trading in april in seventeen years this is on the back of stabilizing supplies and the fact that economic recovery notably in the u.s. is going pretty slow. and the currency is markets we are still seeing the euro
weakening slightly versus the dollar although the change is very small this hour in russia of course so there's no trading today because of a national holiday but these are the pictures you're seeing from the currency market from a saturday which was a working day it's weird i know and finally take a look at what was going on on the russian market of course investors are reluctant to. move any dramatic moves ahead of a long i'm a holidays because of this a lot of a lot of days have been rearranged saturdays are becoming working days for a while and of course we are seeing lots of holidays. and the two of russia's businessmen have ended up on the top three of the u.k.'s richest people in fact the top three have all made their fortunes in emerging markets rather than in europe or the u.k. shareholder of facebook and metallo investor and it shows part of is the second richest person in the country is worth more than twelve billion pounds romana but
a mortgage you can see him now he's worth nine a half billion pounds he's number three and topping the list is luxury indian born owner of the world's biggest steel produce arsenal now overall britain's richest people achieve the record levels of wealth last year despite the country living back towards research. why don't have billion. of pounds or dollars so therefore i will be back next hour to work a little more in bridgend up total that. you'll be with bill dog perhaps you can ask him for a to return thank you. are back in about my dog with crosstalk to stay with us.
question is that so much of a given to a huge decision by the market a little over a year ago the arab awakening started in quickly inspired millions in north africa and the middle east what is the current state of it. is it a secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything turns mission to teach the creation why it should care about humans and world this is why you should care watch only on the dot com.