tv [untitled] April 30, 2012 3:00pm-3:30pm EDT
unless. cease fire. under assault terror attacks in syria claim as you have. to see a peace plan unless it's implemented by all sides. here for us is the european union the party back to the cold war as brussels moves to boycott the euro twenty eight well football championship in ukraine and poland over the case of jail ukraine's former prime minister yulia timoshenko more details to follow in a few minutes. also. we can leaks prepares to take center stage once again as the host of his very own interview show right here on r.t. . julian quizzes the new president. who was swept to power
by a popular uprising all that is has just ahead. international news and covered live from the russian capital this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day in syria a third bomb blast has rocked the city just hours after nine people were killed and around one hundred wounded in twin explosions that the government and the opposition of blaming each other for orchestrating the attacks the united nations warns the ongoing violence threatens the peace plan 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 and that's because maintains its fighting a foreign funded insurgency just days ago lebanon intercepted a large shipment of smuggled weapons for the syrian rebels beirut based political
analyst couple wasn't he told me earlier that he thinks foreign meddling is destabilizing the entire region. the smuggling weapon hasn't stopped from the day one and it's all we know that saudis have been funded by. by syrian live in saudi arabia and we know the money is coming from saudi arabia and from qatar and from other entities and they come in lebanon one of their route is through lebanon and this is this one ship. actually but there are a lot of ben that have been used and smuggle into syria and that tell you the real story when the foreign minister of studio arabia say we have to arm the opposition that he's saying let's keep killing continue and terrorism taking place hold on syria even though america and the western eyes the western world know that there is a lot of them taking place in syria al qaeda been moved into syria from out of country funded by some government in the arab countries this is going to be
devastating not only for syria this is going to bring a regional war that nobody want now or in the future. damascus is prepared to hold nationwide parliamentary elections in just a week's time and some syrian groups of chosen to put their faith in reform instead the violence is on a book 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 side what some hope will become them for 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 then 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 grandchildren and a 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. 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. but nowadays it all has changed it's not only syria where kurds felt pressured in turkey iraq and iran with the majority of about two million kurds now leave their stories he's had long seen them as a threat to national security especially after they embrace guerrilla warfare to achieve the creation of a. over in the 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 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. syrian 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 recognized 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 an arab part of town and volunteer border guards the regime is now distracted with its own struggle so we seized the opportunity the patience is bitter but it bears sweet fruit this old kurdish proverb is frequently cited in
syria these days but what's unclear is how long this newfound independence may last . see aleppo syria. a new war of words is flared up between the e.u. a new crane over the case of yulia timoshenko the former ukrainian prime minister is serving a prison term for abusing power brussels claims the case was politically motivated to machine because currently on hunger strike here's the latest from our correspondent. 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 called their planned trips to ukraine in particular for the euro twenty twelve football period as easily as if to protest against the treatment. former 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 bar in munich now also reactions came from mosco with president medvedev raising his eyebrows over the treatment of saying that this these actions to throw serious shade on ukraine's reputation and are unacceptable for a democratic country now all these reactions come after you it's emotional reported to have been abused by prison guards and photos of her bruises were made public on the internet as well as when to stand that 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 is also already reacted with indignation to all the statements coming from europe saying that such rhetoric puts the countries back into the times of the cold war well the war of words continues 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 attack seemed to put it off with serious concerns about the security during the tournament now definitely the developments in the situation are creating serious political implications. the world's number one whistleblower returns to screens and choose day with the latest and he's controversial series. has already interviewed the head of has been an hour and then brought together to political extremes from both sides of the logic with previews the next program. well this is the third episode of the program and the guest this week is the first president of the new president. she needs here of course is where the arab spring first really kicked off and the jasmine revolution as it's come to be known was ok but 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 from wiki leaks the wiki leaks released some cables at the time about corruption in the shamisen government told president ben ali it's been in power since nine hundred eighty seven and that was the first really hard evidence documentation that the people of tunisia had seen that their government was so corrupt the government couldn't suppress that information months of muscle he 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 taught cherrie talks quite a lot about that during the program and he's determined there will be no more torture 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 a writer. to washington. to talk about human rights and to news you know. i was a very. 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 implicated in the want to know more problem you can to talk it going to take seriously somebody who was placated 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 world tomorrow on choose day at eleven thirty g.m.t.
missed it. well still ahead this hour here in r.t. the british bias corporation. the b.b.c. is got view as angry over its failure to challenge the government with impartial reporting mel i think of the plans. washington is attempting to exert its influence in the asia pacific region by entering into security talks with the philippines the move is agood china which feels the u.s. is encroaching into its own territory china has clashed with the philippines on a number of occasions in the south china sea an area believed to be rich in oil and
gas well a little later we hope to be talking to john glazer on this from the war dot com and as i say we have to get some comment from him on those developments a little later here in r.t. in the meantime an al qaeda linked group has offered to free a british hostage in return for a muslim cleric abu qatada is a radical preacher who was detained in britain in two thousand and one and was held in jail for six years without being charged the militant group also said on its website it was abu qatada to be released anywhere except his home country of jordan he's been convicted there in absentia for involvement in militant plots but it's hostages being offered in return as he was kidnapped in mali last november british conservative politician patrick mercer says it's wrong to hold terrorist suspects in a foreign country without charge. i am one of the greatest opponents of. think it is wrong i think that if you try if you're trying to fight terrorism then you must try and fight terrorism with within the law of the land and that's why exactly
why we mustn't keep terrorist suspects inside the united kingdom either without deporting them or without charging them and then trying them so the real things that we can do under british law which would actually make it easier to get these people and into court the first thing is to make. evidence that is gained by eavesdropping actually made. that admissible in court currently it's not the second thing is to enable terrorist suspects to be questioned after they've been charged and the third thing is to allow terrorist suspects indeed to encourage terrorist suspects to get involved in plea bargaining now that last one is not necessarily palatable to many people but it's an extremely powerful extremely powerful tool to use against putative terrorists. it presents itself as a bastion of free speech to the world but the b.b.c. is increasingly finding itself on the wrong side of online mudslinging britain's
main broadcaster is being accused by its views of being too pro-government in its reports or desire but it investigates why critics believe the b.b.c. is failing the very people who fund its existence. the new prim and proper speech may be on the way out but the message is still the same impartial reporting as the top priority is the b.b.c. television does britain's public broadcaster really represent those who run. the 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 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 channels reporting of the government's controversial health and welfare reforms have stoked recent debates there are so. 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 have gone through parliament and you will notice that when they talk about austerity measures they don't necessarily refer to cuts they refer to savings and that's a manipulation of words opposition party labor made an official complaint over the wording it's accused the broadcast of 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 to. in online. news programs and bulletins reported extensively on a wide range of opposition views from politicians health workers and members of the public with coverage on other thorny topics like scottish independence has been heavily criticised too with doubts recently cast over the impartiality of senior correspondents at these b.b.c. training videos posted on you tube show its reporters attacking scotland's pro independent stance stance distinctly unpopular down south but the b.b.c. again denies bias that 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 elections he claims it plug the pro europe government fed line the b.b.c. does things with propaganda now that. marvel at their subtle use of language the way they present stories the way they try to make you think something based on their presentation and i've done a fantastic job if you're in the propaganda business you know you have to admire what they've done what really makes me angry is doing it with our money and this is my reason for being opposed to the license for judging by the growing dissent on twitter and others could soon follow suit i have been it r t london. let's take a look at some other world news the world update attack various capsized in northeastern india leaving at least one hundred three people dead and more than one hundred missing the boat was packed with passing got into the debris districts of the country strong with. the accident police and soldiers have been sent to help
with the rescue effort. an explosion has rocked an area near government buildings in nigeria's town are the state killing eleven people and injuring twelve becomes less than a day after coordinated attacks on christian worshipers on the university campus and in the chapel of the country's north left at least twenty one dead no one has claimed responsibility but the islamist group boko haram is active in the area having killed one hundred fifty people in a blast in january. a leading bahraini government activist we were tried along with twenty other opposition members a military court sentenced. to life in prison in june for plotting to overthrow the state's rulers and you had a hunger strike three months ago reportedly bringing himself close to death yet the government protests first began in bahrain in february last year up to sixty people are said to have died in clashes since. spain is plugged into
a second recession and government measures to rein in the country's debt ratings agency started the pauses downgraded spain's banks many of which a bogged down in bad loans also comes with spain's unemployment rate has soared almost twenty five percent the highest in europe sweeping cuts to health care and education i think thousands take to the street to the government. professor of economics for that bagus has told me that the situation in spain make it even worse and the only generation has no choice but to leave the country. but of course is very very bad position and if they fail this bit of course directly effect other european banks but it will also affect the spanish government try to pay the spanish banks out and the spanish government is not the new president of the position either so that in the spanish government my might not be able to billow their banks it might be forward in these devoid of direct ability think of course the banking system and the e.c.b.
this government is suffering because of some some small reforms. but it actually is not doing enough last year was the first year that there was a net outflow. of spend yes for a long time many of them in infect are integrating german courses in school overbooked so that people go. to for foreign countries and young people because they see their perspective because the spanish labor market is still too inflexible . russian engineers seem to have found a way of making science fiction science fact they creating androids that can not only imitate real people but also see and respond to objects and faces and a piece of a fine up 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 as 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 it. scientists are not always able to answer these questions clearly these projects are on the borderline between science and human morals but a scientist is always tempted to play god to create a symbol of themselves an artificial human and as far as i know projects of that sort have all failed 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 a movie so. they are 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 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 for all. this technology would enable people like me to do the things most people take for granted because culture was doing the laundry cooking moreover if this made it possible for us to go out to live our own 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 peter all of our party. so that brings us now to twenty five minutes past the hour to meet is next with the business news that will be after a short break. wealthy british scientists it's time to explain the. markets why not scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports.
i don't well welcome to monday's final business update here in r.t. with me to meet you medvedev and go take a look at what's going on in the united states the only markets which are trading right now and they are limping to a negative ending of april's trade with the dow jones down point three percent nasdaq three quarters of a percent this is on the back of slowing consumer spending growth but on the other hand incomes are up and we're seeing barnes and noble up more than fifteen percent after an announcement of a team up with microsoft for ebooks business over in the europe concerns are looming about the situation with a spade as it comes back into recession with g.d.p.
in the first quarter down point three percent on the previous quarter and also stand in force downgrading sixteen banks among them everywhere it's like santander . on the commodities markets and it seems that investors are pretty much come to accept the factors affecting supply which has become pretty stable and demand because of a slowdown in economic recovery and this is why we are seeing in april the narrowest margin of the world trading price than ours margin in seventeen years and it's declining slightly this hour. in that currencies the euro has been pretty stable against the dollar throughout the whole session now down by just a notch whereas the ruble in its latest session which was on saturday because it was a working day we've got a lot served days off or with the may hold is coming up and today is one of them and this is why the trading on the russian stock markets was also off what you're
about to see there they are going pictures for saturday's session was pretty flat with investors reluctant to make any dramatic moves ahead of. two russians have made it onto the list of the richest people in the u.k. actually the three top positions occupied by people have made their fortunes elsewhere. let's take a look at the shadows man of the owner of metal the investor and sheldon facebook comes in second with twelve point three billion pounds but i'm on a bit of a journey of chelsea football club is in the first place nine and a half pretty and pounds and topping the list is life's mean that's all in the indian born otoh the world's biggest steel producer also it's also the capitals of all the made in the metal sector overall britain's richest people achieved a record levels of wealth despite the fact that the economy is moving back closer to a recession well you can join my colleague monita course there will be here at eight