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this is why you should watch your only job. the former russian tycoon. is getting ready to meet the press after finally being reunited with his family in berlin following his surprise release from prison. also this week ages civilians are executed by islamist rebels in syria while western nations signal upcoming peace talks might not need assad's removal after all. under a big bond deal for ukraine russia agrees to buy fifteen billion dollars of its debt and slash the price of gas which kiev hails as its rescue from bankruptcy.
the latest news and the week's top stories you're watching the weekly on our scene to national with me. and welcome to the progress. and in less than an hour. to give his first press conference since he was released from jail after ten years behind bars the money has russia's most high profile prisoner is now in berlin where he was reunited with his parents and his son on saturday he's piece on of ice following events for us. he has given a few short interviews and what we've learned from those interviews that he's given is that he has no intention according to he says he has no intention to enter politics or he has and he has no intention to try and pursue assets from his former company you costs which was then went into bankruptcy. now he has hinted that he would return to russia at some point in the future this comes after
a statement by president putin spokesperson yesterday in which they said well because of course he remains a russian citizen there's no reason why he couldn't come and live back in russia any time he's free to come and go as he pleases but if sunday is said to be the day for the for the press and for cameras and finding out what mr hodder cause he plans to do next saturday was very much that day for family here in berlin he was he met it was reunited with his son pavel who flew in from new york and his mother and father and boris who flew in from moscow and it's such a shock to me to come believe i'm going to see him now i feel like it's one of my regular. here and. with you today because. it's free. my family used to go with it and we're very very we. will we all be waiting to find out what we have holocaust he has to say when he gives that press conference out the berlin wall museum slightly unusual venue for
a press conference to be given here in the german capital perhaps symbolic of the changes in this lot of these own life that has been a whirlwind tour really on thursday president vladimir putin said that yes of course he would be pardoned would be released from prison at that point we didn't know just how quickly things would take place on friday he was released from the prison then it emerged that he was leaving on a pride. jet heading here to berlin now that private jet was put on by the the former foreign minister of germany hans dietrich genscher and it seems that mr again she has been instrumental in making sure that mikhail khodorkovsky could come here to germany he also it seems help things along to make sure they missed out of course he could receive a visa we don't know how much more we're going to see of mr hart of course after he gives this press conference later on sunday but that's where all of our eyes are
focused right now to see what he has to say when he faces the world's media for the first time as a free man in ten years and political analysts and acts out on russian relations alexander rar was one of the first to greet me hail khodorkovsky on jan and soil and here's what he had to say his face didn't change in the past ten years i haven't seen him for ten years. and i think he didn't lose his humor he's still. very strong mood. xander rar was invited by the format german foreign minister. to consult him in his push to release. last politician paul hamm pulled from the euro skeptic alternative for germany party why what of course kay's enjoying such a welcome in his country people germany do know very little about what a ski i mean he was known as an od a guard who had been put on trial in russia and send him to jail for the last ten
years that is or people in germany don't understand mr cosby is not a freedom fighter or something like that that he was a businessman before he was imprisoned and not very much known to the german public and i would suggest that the german politicians should welcome mr edward snowden maybe in the same way in germany but there is very little the german put a difference are doing for this person. so it's been a roller coaster life for her cost you from one of russia's richest men to a high profile criminal now his bike in the lap of luxury flown on a private jet to berlin and accompanied and accommodative rather and a five star hotel that's now recall how he got to jail in the first place and back in february nine hundred ninety seven he became chairman and c.e.o. of the private corporation you cos which produced a fifth of russia's or oil or costa became one of the country's richest man about six and a half years later he was arrested on small charges around that same time linked to
the privatization of state assets he was eventually found guilty in may two thousand and five and was given nine years in prison an appeal so a year knocked off that sentence in december two thousand and six there was a second case against the former tycoon who was charged with embezzling three hundred and fifty million tons of oil those proceedings also ended with a guilty verdict and a fourteen year sentence but the court countered time already towards that new prison term and a foreign affairs analyst martin save says after ten years imprisonment he has no chance of becoming as powerful as he was in the ninety's what is not going to happen is that khodorkovsky is going to be a credible figure in russia he was a significant minority of the twenty first century for two reasons first of all because of his vast financial wealth and political clout from putting together the
first place and he doesn't. cause conglomerate. that you said more so that's. it was a bigger problem and he was so much so as we all got in the chaotic yeltsin era right after the collapse of communism this is no engine history in russia. accomplice near an elementary school in c. whereas holmes province has reportedly killed five students on two of the schools and perry's this week at least a few civilians including women and children were slaughtered in the town of outrun north of damascus after it was raided by radical islamists some reports but the number of those killed as high as two hundred. china when that you talk to eyewitnesses of the bloodshed terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town about drugs they saw panic disoriented people running for their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair
in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing how people are being butchered and even burned alive and every bit of news coming out of the town is doing a new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants everyone working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion organ aman ational they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in the drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it because the syrian authorities say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address sadat and latakia and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition the situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer
being observed. but the. reason why was drill down with a lot of the us residents i'm working with both in the private sector and for government i did so you were referring crying must have been committed in those hours or so don't fire without people. like yourself from the syrian army which is a position just outside the town that continues to carry out surgical strikes and it was part of their effort to liberate out which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r t. meanwhile western powers have indicated next month's peace talks in geneva may no longer call for assad's removal that i mean he is extremists will take control of the country should his government fall. says it's willing to meet with members of the new formed islamic front group which is also said to have been involved in the bloodshed in iraq and was political analysts who believes there's no peace
looming as long as the u.s. continues to support the islamists that. in recent weeks there's been an important shift in the relationship between the united states government on the one hand and what is now being presented as the new islamic front and we see that the united states is in fact goes to. establishing a dialogue with the leaders of these terrorist organizations i should say that in this particular case the people who have dialogue with the terrorists they have blood on their hands they have provided funding most of the military and logistical financial aid has been china holds to these al qaeda affiliated organizations and that's what we have to address there can be no peace as long as the west military alliance supports the terrorists. still to come on the program
this hour the expanding reach of the n.s.a. around the glove or the looking at home nations get a hope to get in return for spying for america that late. president held his annual marathon q. and a session this week which lasted for more than four hours but by dozens of questions he shared his thoughts on intelligence leaks the controversial greenpeace case and tensions in ukraine is going on our staff are. never met personally but is revolutions surely made an impact on the world. answering a question about edward snowden the president didn't reveal his exact whereabouts but he couldn't resist humoring his all relationship with barack obama and you were surveillance tactics. with your disability and you want to know how much i feel about mr obama after snowden's leaks i feel jealous i feel jealous because he can do these things and get off scot free still there is nothing to be happy about but
on the other hand there's no reason to be frustrated however tough the criticism against the us may be all these measures have always been aimed at tackling terrorism but there must be some clear rules and certain agreements including those of ethics. ukraine was also discussed the country said it rough in the last few weeks with mass protests in favor of against moving closer with the e.u. moscow is giving kiev a fifteen billion dollars loan to help because of severe economic problems and according to putin gratian is not the core reason behind the wave of unrest. and those who are pushing forward the idea of signing an association agreement with the european union these people would govern in ukraine not so long ago. it was a foreign minister also headed the parliament to machine care is a former prime minister you schenker was ukraine's president why didn't they sign these papers when they were in power no one was standing in their way they could
have gone ahead and sign them and there'd be no problem today i have legitimate down the current protests are about moving closer to the e.u. it's an internal political struggle and signing or not signing this document is just a pretext for. the current amnesty which should affect up to twenty five thousand people coincides with the twentieth anniversary of russia scots dushan members of pussy riot and greenpeace activists from the so-called arctic thirty are expected to benefit so obviously in this meeting was also mentioned including the president's stance on the organization itself. ship it entered our exclusive economic zone was not responding and they tried to scale the platform after an attempt to stop this second boat started ramming our border guards is that a civil discussion about protecting the environment. it's just self p.r. or an attempt at blackmail racketeering or someone's order to disturb our work on developing resources that will happen should serve as
a lesson and unite us along with greenpeace into an effort to minimize environmental risks instead of just making a fuss. of course these are only a few topics touched upon which also talked about recent diplomatic breakthroughs like the syrian chemical arms deal and the iranian nuclear program the conference was attended by over thirteen hundred journalists and last it over four hours going off r t moscow with the opposition a new crane my cry e.u. slogans but would they be welcome should be here integration take place coming out well it could be more extreme side of the ukrainian opposition that's after the break.
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this is the way chaos international let's move on ukraine could still sign a trade deal with the e.u. next year although on better conditions that it was than ousmane this week from the country's prime minister the opposition has accused president again to call the child porn in the country as i asked as to when concessions for russia using this argument to boost protests in the capital phase out the latest pictures from kiev's independence square where from thousands have gathered in support of the opposition he's a mix a dash as it takes a closer look at who is leading the opposition movement in ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine's ease us gracious was not enough to persuade one of the country's opposition leaders elected new book drop shoulders with the german foreign minister during his surprise appearance at the protests in kiev mr westerly is openly gay and the lefty book sparges for border has made its position on homosexuals quite clear attacking gay parades in the us to but we want to build the
country based on harmony and social justice issues were being dragged into homosexual values by the western states and we will not allow that but homosexuals and people of different races are clearly not terribly books biggest foes what you want any treaty with russia is not worth the paper it was signed on. to the books forwards do not make up the core of the protest movement but there are clearly it's loudest voices and it's actions as well as words and the sort of the city hall and scuffles around it we talk about the ones that you do you have an event described as the full of the tyrant by the party and reckless vandalism by many others this is a crack in the pavement where the toppled lenin monument literally lost its head and if walk around the pedestal of why. used to be the monument to the former soviet leader we can see some graffiti over here first one here says yellow card which you're next and the one at the bottom says glory to the insurgent army of the
1940's in ukraine which some in this country believe to be freedom fighters who fought for independence while many others described as nazi collaborators on top of that and no militant field commanders believe were spotted. a man who fought as a mercenary in creation and south of in all cases against the russians. until the end of my days i will kill russians jews that got me this british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine ahead of the euro twenty twelve football championship you went undercover into their training camp these are people very serious about what they do they train physically to back it up with violence and i watched while they followed live weapons and the presence of such people among the broadcasting crowd seems to cause no concern among european officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary isn't it to see somebody that the united states has banned from entering the country on
the same platform senator mccain to see somebody who has been by and by that i say friendly semitic statements for denying the holocaust who supporters actually in the streets of kiev still do make anti semitic as well as anti russian. gestures and slogans it does signify that the west and politicians are quite happy to use nationalist forces when it suits them that lack of reaction is particularly bewildering given many european statements about ukraine's right wing factions in the past and the burning over ukrainian football ground for now the slogans in this stance so if you create does make it into the view some day it will be interesting to see how people with such different values sit at the same negotiating table. let's see the body from kiev ukraine. and you can have a look at our website when you have a chance plenty o. interesting things are bad as well they could breaking every radio active rest but
that's huge amounts of baser a emitting substance is discovered at the crippled fukushima power plant in japan on line will weigh the risks of toxic leaks into the ocean. and was so long that a fuel alone if somebody is always following the bird in based journalist and ally edward snowden says he's being sniped as a pirate. and i am his house has been raided and found voice out that it's more than paranoia about r.t. dot com. the better america spies across the globe is extending the last at the latest a leak from edward snowden has revealed norway's been sharing intelligence with the jew ass on russia's politicians i don't you come ponies and ordinary people the arctic nation joins canada as one of the essays known accomplices. richard cannot address the gaze they motos nations have to share their secret data with america's spy agency. we knew that canadian and u.s.
intelligence services were close by it was snowden's latest revelation speaks to just how close he gave the canadian media a top secret four page memo a recent one dated april twenty third team by the way that says canada has set up covert spying posts around the world and conducted espionage against trading partners at the request of the us national security agency edward snowden has also revealed that although the canadian intelligence agency employees twenty times less people than the n.s.a. it has done a lot of work for the n.s.a. apparently including spying on foreign politicians and diplomats during the g. eight and g. twenty summits this document says the see as e.c. which stands for the communications security establishment canada shares with the and i say their unique geographic access to areas unavailable to the u.s. now for course it does not give details on what those areas are that could be the spying posts that canada holds for the n.s.a. around the globe that could be about the ork to the exploration progress of which
is interesting to a number of sheriff stakeholders due to the region's energy resources the fact is that those agencies are so secretive that there is no way of knowing where that information goes and how it's used do you have all these corporate people working inside n.s.a. and so they've got access like snowden did working for booz allen he had access to all this information too so i mean certainly the corporations themselves with the people that they have working in these positions could look at that data and gain. leverage for example if they were if they were bidding on a certain contract for or against other competitors around the world that's certainly possible now william binney was an n.s.a. official twelve years ago that's when he blew the whistle on what he saw as the agency's indiscriminate data collection over the years the data collection has grown dramatically and with it grew the list of intelligence services cooperating in. edition to the traditional five by where you have five english speaking
countries spying together on the rest of the world from edward snowden we learned about nine more eyes in europe helping the n.s.a. some more than others there are many questions like what are they getting in return but when we learn about spying on trading partners it's becoming clear that it's not just about chasing terrorists in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . meanwhile a federal judge in america has made it clear he thinks the n.s.a. secret gathering of data was unconstitutional the government can now either appeal to leave all the data gathered on the five pane ted's. file the case and chris could set a secure online messaging service and move his company to avoid the prying eyes of u.s. intelligence and things says absolutely no reason for such a blanket statement. it's not
a strong argument compared to the right of people to have privacy in their papers from unwarranted searches so what's what's basically happening the argument the government's making is that the method data that they're collecting which is all the information about the phone calls who called who at what time how long the call was all that information they think that's fair game that they should be able to grab as much of that as possible most people who who look at this you know from a situation like a normal person would say it's just like wiretapping the reality is this they don't need to do a dragnet on everybody if they really care about terrorists i mean most people would say yeah if there is a suspicion or a reason for people to be surveilled like this go to a judge get a warrant we'll cooperate everybody i know in this business would cooperate with a legal warranted search but when you go on a fishing expedition to catch every fish in the ocean and then throw ninety nine point nine nine nine percent of them back in the water that's that's not good. and
out of some other world news in brief a sort of side car bombing as another base in eastern libya has left at least six people dead and injured more than fifteen it's reported that all those killed in the explosion war soldiers no group has yet claimed responsibility and i will bring you more on this story as we get it. in germany reports say over one hundred policemen have been injured as they clashed with protesters thousands took to the streets to oppose the massive victorin always called in humbug objects were holdouts police responded with water cannons the building has been occupied for more than twenty years but authorities claim it's a tourist. in sudan rather groups have seized the key oil producing state a deal it's a taking control of much of. a former south sudan vice president it weakened the shot has been accused of leaking to the group and attempting
a coup and while four people were injured when rebels opened fire on a u.s. mission to evacuate american citizens from the return of at least one hundred people have been killed since the fighting began as the government struggles to hold on to the campus or. occupy were many actions have clashed with police in front of you chris university it had started as a peaceful rally calling for the resignation of the president and a ban on fracking remaining has been resolved in a wave of anger against the energy giant chevron or just wanting to grill for natural gas across the country. up next the toxicology be terra light film exploring the hazardous legacy of computers thrown out with the rubbish.
the parliament of yemen has put forward a motion to ban drone attacks in the country the motion is now awaiting approval by the president and it's probably impossible to enforce unless they could build a really big net or something isn't it strange that now after years of drone strikes in their country the parliament just wakes up to the fact their systems are getting blown up from the sky and we fear yemen doesn't have a ton of cash and i could see how having the well equipped and funded u.s. military take care of the al qaeda problem for them for free could be really entices i mean it must be scary to be a politician with lots of power hungry terrorists about this would be the first time in history that a stronger foreign power fought a weaker states battles for them but the problem is that according to the huffington post a former u.s. state department official in yemen says that every year drone attacks create eight from forty to sixty new terrorists why they create terrorists because according to the human rights watch seventy percent of the people killed by drones in yemen are
civilians you know if the yemeni government is really free from washington's grasp and really wants to deal with their al qaeda problem they'll have better luck doing it themselves or the good old rifles and bayonets pointed at the right targets but that's just my opinion. of my time of oh man i'm going to get a brief moment the long history of this group of ours and only a day in the history of mankind has man made any significant advantage. over his environment. more than any other of man. would you been with less than a million of a second in. command. and already given promise of.
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