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breaking news here on our t.v. you're looking live pictures as russian anti-corruption campaign or ali sina volley is convicted of embezzlement acord finds him guilty of a scheme to defraud a city company ali of half a million dollars. once again these are live pictures there from the courthouse. and exploiting the chaos of conflict o'conner is said to be drawing up plans for its own islamist state carved out of the ruins of war torn syria's north with control over oil revenue and on his roots. and the competition is launched in britain for the best roadmap to leave the european union following the government's promise to hold a referendum on whether the u.k. should remain a member. as
r.t. coming to live from the russian capital i'm marina joshua welcome to the program first of all breaking news story of course is our court in the russian city of care of has found only seen a volley best known for his campaign against official corruption guilty on embezzlement charges the sentence has yet to be announced but prosecutors have been pushing for a six year jail term watches ridiculousness outside the courthouse for us and she joins us now live where you know while we're still waiting for the senate insert to be announced what more can you tell us what is the very latest that you are hearing from where you are now. well at this point we were that we at this point of course the reading of the verdict has been going on from these three hours or actually three hours viney at. has been found guilty and
embezzlement of roughly five hundred thousand dollars alongside with his former boss looking at a six year prison sentence and a very hefty fine as well. of course is a man who is a very well known blogger who has made a name for himself with social media. zero his exposure of several high ranking corruption scandals he's extremely popular on sites like twitter and live journal in russia and especially in large cities likes most going st petersburg and regions however he is a not such a well known figure not extrude nogs rather notorious if i live course is also the poster boy for the russian opposition. one of the figureheads of the entire opposition movement which has been dwindling in russia recently but he did manage to bring. quite a number of supporters who are here and care of alongside protesting outside the courthouse of course as well he's also planning to run for the post of moscow's
mayor that is. to take place in september of this year there have been some reservations among his supporters that this trial will essentially stop the violent political. ambitions but at this point it doesn't look like that will be the case he is on the ballot and will not be removed from the ballot no matter the outcome of this trial so this is a this is quite the development of course for nonviolent he will not be able of course to participate in the other major political events in the country for quite some time by the. put an end to its political career and of course the entire it's rather is also doing quite a service to the rounding the and the entire the entire. rounding his trial. or a thanks for bringing us the very latest on this from outside the court house
where the sentence. is being read out and of course we'll be bringing you more as we get the very latest from there well in the verdict against a volley the judge also dismissed the defendant's allegation that the charges against him were politically motivated calling it groundless earlier i discussed why the case is being viewed and political why it was paedophile house of crossed out here in. the politicized that he's running for political office he's running for mayor if you're running for political office people get a look at you more closely ok that's fair enough for any politician anywhere in the world the media is going to look more closely and if you claim something like i'm anti corruption fighter and you're convicted of corruption that's a lot about you was a politician or future politician in fact he's anti-corruption campaigns brought him popularity and actually brought him to prominence right and that's what he wanted and it's like you get what you want you want notoriety people who look at
you much more closely ok but what makes no value so popular in the west because he's anti putin it's very clear they want their face they want an easy name to pronounce as you well look if we compare his popularity in russia and in the west is probably different because he's what you have. heard of russians know who less than a third and the more you find out about him the less you like him he's a racist that's what he is he's a racist and he's not a liberal he is indeed a controversial figure and now what happens next. and especially his political ambition i think he will run for mayor. i think he's on the ballot and he has an appeal we don't know what the final outcome is younger but he can appeal and i see in that appeal could take months and months and the election is in september he will be on the ballot while we were bringing you more opinion and analysis on an evolving case of the day here in our team and we also got live updates from the
courthouse on our web site r.t. dot com plus don't forget our twitter feed for all the latest on this developing story. right see. first rick. and i think that you're. on our reporters. in. the in the. well to other stories here in our syria faces the prospect of terrorist forces getting overwhelming control over the country's north sources in a free syrian army western backed rebel group claim the international terrorist network all qaida plans to create its own state near the border with turkey the movement was until recently believed to be cooperating closely with extremist
groups including al qaida but that relationship has been deteriorating are just going to economise to gates. you imagine okai hiding in some caves in remote mountains not anymore they want their own country they found the land so that it's the part of syria which is on the rebels control we're talking about the northern part of the country that borders turkey according to an influential arabic newspaper off shark isle son which cites a source in the free syrian army a kind of feel limited militancy intend to accidently assert their control over the territory immediately after ramadan ramadan ends around the ninth of august according to the source of a kind is about to announce an islamic state in syria they were in full control over the weapons coming from turkey and the money coming from oil smuggling in syria's eastern province of their olives or for example a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade with the reports that the al qaeda link has reached an understanding with the tribes over the division of spoils the all nusra front has
of course used those profits to buy more weapons and pates fighters now apparently they want more they feel powerful enough to want more it makes some of the rebels nervous of course many rebels ordinated their efforts with the all new threat but those who refused to do that risked their lives recently the all new threat have killed several members of the free syrian army including one member of the western backed supreme military council the territories controlled by the rebels now have all the signs of becoming quite a land and in this new all the land you have things like checkpoints where the militants check whether people are fasting more or not locals from near aleppo say they check their songs to see if there are fasting and if they are not the militants beat them many syrians are of course deeply saddened by what's becoming of their country. and so land for the civil rights activists are up in arms over the quill of a man accused of murdering an armed black teenager and florida later this hour
we'll take a look at whether as a ruling indicates a rise in racial profiling. eunice parades in northern ireland open up old wounds as belfast brain says for more violent clashes between catholics and protestants more on that after the break. some of these traditional chilly lines they've been grid and developed and asked down from generation. this is a tall destruction of the culture in new mexico i tell you what i mean this this is not going to impact asylum in mexico whatever happens here we're going to have to. worry not about in the in the you know in all the organs or. genetically engineered crops why do you think this country is full of obese and sick people because we have a crappy food system. right
on the street. first street. and i think that you're. on a reporter's twitter. and instagram. to be in the. welcome back this is r.t. a british thing tank that is you have economic affairs has promised large cash prize for whoever comes up with the best roadmap for leaving european union prime minister david cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on britain's future in europe if his party is reelected r.g.s.
boy boy who has a story picture. the scene is the year twenty seventeen and britons have just voted in favor of exiting the beleaguered european union so the government now needs to implement a road map for how to leave that's what the u.k.'s institute for economic affairs think tank is all skin economists who imagine in order to come up with the best blueprint for britain's potential exit from the european union it's a competition and the winner who comes up with the best proposal will be awarded one hundred thousand a year as well to talk about the challenge i'm joined by dr richard wellings from the institute for economic affairs dr weddings why don't want to the competition now it's four years until the referendum and even so britain's might vote to stay in the european union at that point that's true better mean it is such an important issue that is important that economists start thinking about the consequences of britain potentially leaving the given that there is such
a large amount of your sketch system in most british public it is quite plausible that in a few years time britain will be leaving so i mean is absolutely essential that we have some idea of where britain is going to go next with a winning strategy be put forward to the government to use in case of a euro exit yes i mean where we're going to publish the winning strategy along with some of the other better entries as well said to be plenty of ideas there for the government to look at and hopefully come out with a very very sound plan now the prize is aimed at looking at the least disruptive way to leave the euro but there are those that say that leaving the euro zone will be detrimental to the case economy no matter how you do it was difficult so obviously i mean there were major upside potentially because the u.k. can then get rid of all this very burdensome e.u. regulation on jobs and climate change and so on all the red tape is suffocating business but obviously key to this is whether we retain very strong free trade links with the rest of europe that's absolutely essential they have great free trade links with europe and the rest of the world will be the key to the u.k.
success in the future dr welling's thank you very much. as for telling us about the competition now the prize is going to be judged by a panel that includes former chancellor nigel lawson who recently claimed that the british economy would be better off if britain were outside the european union. london and while britain and the rest of the e.u. feel the grip of a sturdy time mang some well connected individuals are making more money than ever are his financial guru max geyser says a new financial apartheid is appearing and you can watch the full show in about ten minutes time so basically the bank of england is loaning itself money that actually is called the asset purchase facility lending it money at point five percent interest and then lending it to the government at a higher interest with their guilt but then capturing that spread and giving it to the government to reduce their deficit so that the budget. you know if you borrow
money from wanda which is a payday lender shop here in the u.k. they charge annual analyze rates of interest of five thousand percent if you're one of these bankers dealing with the bank of england mark carney's new shop then the rate of interest is negative another word they pay you to take out a loan at one go they charge me five thousand percent at the bank of england they pay me two percent they pay me to borrow money that's the difference though any assets of wires or there's a huge wealth and income gap in the u.k. and around the world well because if you're on the inside you get paid to borrow money if you're on the outside of the interest rate apartheid wall then you get charged five thousand percent to borrow money and then you go on the b.b.c. and say we haven't had one with it but look we've been bothered by where the got to look at the value of the bank to the degree it took me fifteen months here you know i'm not backed by a post i mean i think it's right then i would. it's wrong. and
it was a report will be coming your way later today here in r.t. don't miss it. and it's a blower whistleblower edward snowden could be looking to settle in russia at least in the medium term the man who exposed america's global surveillance network said he does not rule out applying for citizenship shortly after filing an official request for temporary asylum president vladimir putin has said he considers russia's relations with the u.s. to be far more important than snowden's case but also stressed that moscow won't cave in to any pressure meanwhile back in the united states several organizations have filed a lawsuit against the n.s.a. over its sweeping surveillance practices are to talk to cynic on legal director for the electronic frontier foundation one of the groups that initiated the complaint
who told us what's standing in the way of justice being served. what they've been able to slow us down with is the argument that it's just all too secret and can't be decided by the courts because of national security and state secret well not only did they lose in the courts with that argument but now they've admitted the central facts of the program we're talking about so we're hopeful that that will help us move forward with the cases a little more quickly i would point out that trying to change things through the u.s. congress is also a slow process so you know while it's frustrating for those of us who want change neither the courts nor the congress moved to take your lovely quickly i think there are many members of congress who are in a situation in which they basically signed off on this and now maybe perhaps feel that they need to defend it rather than taking the steps that i think the american people want which is to stop it. and on our website right now
water cannon and here i guess to the point of blindness human rights watch slams turkey for on lawful use of force against protesters while dispersing mass rallies and gas he parked in a stampede more details online r.t. dot com. last president obama reinstates the ride for police to detain citizens without trial over terrorism charges amid harsh criticism online would tell you what's next for those trying to block the ruling. the u.s. government is facing domestic pressure over a controversial court ruling that sparked mass protests police officer george zimmerman faced second degree murder charges over the killing of on armed black teenager trayvon martin last year but it was found not guilty professor early's
alberich from the university of minnesota believes zimmer man's acquittal reflects a deep racial bias within the u.s. legal system. all that the. justice system in this country is racialized from the moment of impact police arrest more people whole and white people. are convicted in greater numbers they serve sentences that are longer and there are greater numbers of people color in prisons in the united states are given in terms of their population so we already have all that data and that disc we see as a continuation of the trend this man has been acquitted so now is the time for our government to hear our voices that's why i live in minneapolis and the state of minnesota we will have thousands of people in downtown minnesota in front of a court to share our concerns about these issues. and on our website our t.
dot com we are asking whether you saying they were man's acquittal was justified was i'll take a look at how some of you have been voting so far well as you can see here on this chart the majority of our viewers approve off the court's decision seeing zimmerman's actions as legitimate self defense slightly smaller number say is a man's racially profiled the victim and instigated the violence fifteen first and at this point are concerned by this particular case and the remainder of which eleven percent are undecided and say not enough evidence was provided so do let us know what you think on this issue by logging on to party dot com.
in northern ireland unionists are planning yet another parade in belfast despite a recent series of street riots the orange order has applied for permission to hold a march this weekend sparking accusations that it's seeking confrontation sara first reports. well the full no u.s. government peace envoy to northern ireland richard haas bank installment yesterday party move in ireland tools now first minister peter robinson has said that all party group has been set up with the purpose of seeking an alternative to the parades commission the other group will say going to be looking to bring forward a set of recommendations by the end of the year on parades and protests flags and symbols a hugely important issue to northern ireland blackpool with and really seen by many as the only result parts of the peace process now all too often we see days
cultural elements really a motivator for the sectarian flare up over the sort that we've seen following on from last friday's july twelfth parade now after that we saw the parade commission's controversial ruling in force by police that then led to very serious rioting by the loyalist marches in moved belfast and there's been really a period of sustained well i think i know the orange order had yesterday applied to the parades commission to have another parade on saturday this coming saturday very near to that contested area now that's been seen by many to be quite a provocative me move some people speaking out saying that the orange order haven't learned any lessons from the violence we see of recent days already moving seventy police officers injured more than sixty people arrested more than one hundred bombs thrown at everyone hoping that which it has being here these party talks now
getting underway can bring an end to the violence christian science monitor corresponds decent walsh believes these ortiz did not expect such an escalation. because we grew up with six number we were working on what i think no one was expecting or. the point of going on. which is a bit of a. foreign border. for the work. but with the residents so i think you are. there in the room there is a question of rights for anyone with the. rights to your order surely have a right to freedom of assembly mark somewhere on. the.
margin of people wanting to know the order more for. some other world news embrace now the greek parliament has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill to secure a nine billion dollars in financial aid from international lenders the ruling which will see thousands lose their jobs comes despite large scale and there staring protests throughout the country the german finance minister is scheduled to visit greece on thursday to discuss a hundred million euros. an edge of thousands of supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi have taken to the streets of cairo demonstrators denounce the newly formed cabin of branding it illegitimate as it emerged in the wake of a military coup the new government has entirely excluded members of morsi is muslim brotherhood movement.
and here is a very latest that we have on our breaking news story alex seen a volley a leading opposition figure and kremlin blogger has been found guilty of embezzlement by a court in the city of cure off. well as we are hearing the sentence being read out and the sentence is finally out for alexina volley here the end to bloggers god five years a span of sands after being found guilty of embezzlement by a court in the city of care of originally prosecutors were pushing for a six year jail term and a million rubel fine the man best known for his crusade against corruption was him self charged with defrauding a state owned timber company of almost half a million dollars when acting as an unpaid adviser to the local government the volley rose to prominence jury a waiver of anti-government protests in russia that began in the late twentieth
levon and he's currently campaigning for office as moscow's mayor and earlier voiced his presidential ambitions once again vali god a five year span that santa and this is the latest that we have for you for now you are looking at live pictures earlier from the courthouse in clear off of. this was . and is a coming up here on r t a look at the partial corporate interests behind genetically modified food that's right after the break to stay with us. you want is something truly baffling the u.s. supreme court has ruled that generic drug makers cannot be sued for bad reactions to their products only the original bridge creators of the drugs can the court's decision was five to four overturning a multimillion dollar award for
a woman who was horribly wounded by taking a medication which gave her toxic epidermal necrosis which is basically the equivalent of getting third degree burns all over her body and of course after winning the case of mutual pharmaceutical company is demanding their millions of dollars back from the. woman who they naturally blame for having side effects from the medicine they made themselves remember this is not just a ruling about one drug but a ruling about all generic drugs which are eighty percent of the us market all of them will not have any accountability i cannot wrap my head around the logic of only punishing the creator of a product and granting immunity to anyone that later reproduces said product i mean would any sane person say that if you shoot a person with a colt forty five pistol that is a crime but if you use a copycat made in mexico to blow your neighbors off well that's ok because it's a generic copy no no sane person would allow generic drug producers to have no liability for their product but that's just my opinion.
controlling the seeds is not some abstraction whoever provides the world seeds controls the world's food supply arlington steel vanity fair. for the first time corporations are patenting products that are self replicating uncontrollable and irretrievable. genetically engineered pollen carried by wind insects bacteria viruses and humans
has inadvertently traveled the globe. scientists in laboratories and corporate spokespeople would have americans believe that pollen from flowering plants in the open environment can be controlled farmers hay fever sufferers and anyone who observes the chaotic natural world would disagree tonight a look into the world of genetically modified organisms through the lens of new mexico's iconic chili peppers. at the plant genetic engineering laboratory on the campus of new mexico state university in las cruces scientists are developing a genetically engineered chili pepper. genetically engineering the new mexico chili pepper has stirred controversy because it is a cultural heirloom and defines new mexican cuisine this is what he mexico is known for and this is what makes this unique.