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two russian journalists are really stopped are being detained for two days in ukraine accused of quote watching a roadblock and gathering information plus. heavy artillery fire slams into residential areas in eastern ukraine killing five people including a young girl just the day after ukraine's new president is sworn into office. in our review of the week's top stories smiles on tight group diplomacy at d.-day commemorations in europe the russian and american presidents meet face to face out of time of sorrowing relations also this hour. there to spy agency called this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy.
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since edward snowden blew the whistle on america's snooping network we look at how his revelations have changed the world. with a reminder over top stories from the week that was an right up to the minute developments you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international i'm you know. two russian journalists who were detained by the ukrainian security service have now arrived here in moscow after being freed journalists working for the t.v. channel were taken into custody on friday in eastern ukraine for and i quote watching a roadblock and gathering information they were held by authorities for two days the journalists had been heading to the capital kiev to cover president petro poroshenko as an organization when they were stopped all their accreditation papers were reportedly in order to release was secured with the help of the russian
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ministry of defense let's listen to how the freed man described their treatment. from the people who detained us used force and tried to find out if we belonged to the russian special services we were treated quite badly it was hot it was dirty and often painful we also didn't get enough food. it was a small room with a tiny windsor and not enough oxygen and the security was closing the window it was at least fifty degrees celsius inside the room we also did not have much water this is just the latest case of russian journalists being harassed on detained in ukraine last month another tube russians working with media outlets were apprehended by the national guard and their whereabouts were unknown for almost a week before they were released.
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five civilians including a child have reportedly been killed in heavy artillery fire in the eastern ukrainian city of slavyansk mortar shells and grenades slammed into residential areas damaging entire buildings as you can see here the attack comes just a day after the new president was sworn in petro poroshenko has pledged to use force to keep crain together we spoke to our teens video agency correspondent up the same as well as a local resident. when i approached a building that also served as a local cultural center it was on fire after mortar shell hit it apparently it was there that a four year old girl was killed one of the man at the scene told me that he carried out the body of the dead child another grenade hit an apartment building in the city center one apartment was almost completely destroyed the neighboring grocery shop was also badly damaged some of the children a fire isn't stopping even for a minute in fact it's happening right now listen.
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lol the third day running the city is less for the last war in some parts it's been even longer and have the city has no electricity just earlier this week the military attack the city of look down the organization for security and cooperation in europe confirmed it was an ar strike although kiev denied it local officials say eight civilians were killed in the raid which hit the administration building artie's policy has more from the aftermath including talking to a woman who lost her husband in the assault. it's the sort of what led them see to do there was a report of this flags from all the uniforms and we'll send them to persian go. i have no strength but i will continue fighting the company to is called on c.c.t.v. an aerial assault by ukrainian fighter jet that left eight people dead in its wake
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among them and examined it design i speak on as husband and i was doing all she could to reach him when the fighter jets dropped they did the congo. i mean i guess i missed without thought about the technician i wanted to run to my husband but people were asking for help i couldn't look for him at the moment to help whoever we cood i found him last i understood that i couldn't help him i was standing next to him his death was terrible but i hold that he didn't suffer. alexander was forty nine years old and apolo of his community he devoted his life to helping the unfortunate homeless drug addicts and alcoholics stanislav was one of the thousands of children he rescued from a life on the streets one know to me as originally told me how to live i loved him all trying to do everything not to let him down the sirens and the planes reminded
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afam massena of seventy three years earlier. it was i was four years old but it still remains in my head how ran into the basement the same basement we used in one nine hundred forty one is the one we're using today after their strike went out and looked at the sky all the time wiring if they're going to bomb again on art and more and more people are not hanging around to find out one of the most recent to be moved this eight month old boy when the bombs hit slovyansk he couldn't be taken to the cellar with the hospital patients and had to stay in the intensive care unit when nurses would cover him with mattresses to protect him from falling shrapnel and for now he's safe but millions are still at risk nearly a week off to be a strike that killed alexander a cloud of uncertainty hangs over lugansk the site of the attack is now a memorial where people come to light candles say a prayer and pay their respects and silently hope that the worst is now past
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policy r t no guns eastern ukraine. the crimean crisis was casting such a dark cloud over a gathering of the world's leaders this week that russia was left out altogether but meant the usual meaning of the g. eight became the g. seven they did all meet later for ground d.-day commemorations in normandy though but sorties bring a cost for every report some encounters me about coming together somewhat awkward. that's what vladimir putin the bush the world leaders holding their annual meeting but this sign without russia it was supposed to be and saucy it was supposed to be the g. eight so instead it moved to brussels and shrank to a table for seven where they chewed over a list of requirements for the man who's been leaving a sour taste in math president putin has recognized the legitimate election of president pushing him to stop crossing the border into ukraine russian support for
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separatist groups so the g eight becoming the g seven wasn't the only thing counts and down with the clock apparently now it's against it for some action we will have a chance to see what mr putin does over the next. two three four weeks and the group finally cooked up and ultimatums if these things don't happen then sectoral sanctions will fall or they're accusing russians completely without any basis of having troops or smuggling in supporters or smiling weapons these are completely scurrilous charges and yet they're putting them out there to justify their own aggression with our talks still fresh on their lips the leaders hats face putin shortly after. and i was here in normandy when all the heads of state playing together to mark seventy years since the day that we saw some unexpected interesting and awkward moments. the public was frantic to see how french
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organizers will settle the logistical nightmare of position in two presidents at odds far enough at all events while they succeeded the hosts had to die and really hard to make sure barack obama and vladimir putin didn't bump into each other. but they did courtesy of french t.v. operators who positioned them on split screens throughout the world enjoyed the media it's but eloquence interchange welcomed by everybody's applause and laughter . no handshake between the british prime minister and the russian leader an obvious breach of diplomatic advocates everyone spotted the good news though they did amend that after the meeting but off camera. lots of mainstream media chose this particular image reveling in the gulf that's opened up between the world leaders and the defiance russian presidents but if the plan was indeed to isolate mr putin
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it failed miserably by the end of the day not only did he have a word with barack obama their first personal encounter since the beginning of the crisis in ukraine but he also talked to the country's new president petro poroshenko they all show the unit seaworthy of the d.-day commemorations that the bloodshed in ukraine must end and lattimer putin sees only one way that can be done now because of a punitive operation must be stopped. shooting the injured does not help the negotiating process. it's the kiev authorities and prove federalization activists who should sit at the negotiating table. during the cost of a reporting from normandy for r.t. . for their political analyst martin seif told r.t. that europe is wrong to think it can find a solution in ukraine without involving moscow. russia is not isolated in the world
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russia has just signed this epochal deal with great strategic implications with china for development of east asian natural gas and i think the ukraine issue cannot be settled without coming to the table and negotiating peacefully and constructively with russia at some level there has to be in the world most of that in european capitals frankly i don't think there is in the words of that in washington yet there should be. work is being stopped on the side stream gas pipeline from russia to europe because of pressure from brussels the route was designed to be a more secure supply line to europe bypassing ukraine and going instead through the e.u. state of bulgaria or the looks of what's behind a decision. the country has been under pressure for some time already weather reports claiming that that particular decision was made after a number of meetings with the american side interest as well as coming from the
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european commission now the e.u. executive council claims that's the south stream does not comply with its rules that prohibit suppliers from controlling pipeline access and bulgaria now sounds that it is in touch with the european union but at the same time is unable to proceed with this work on the gas pipeline now this comes as gas crisis in ukraine has reached a critical stage with kief only partly sapling its fragment shell fits a massive multi-billion gas to russia now while negotiations continue there seems to be no breakthrough so far ukraine faces to be cut off early as on the towns of june now this situation is proving to be quite challenging for you were compared to similar occasions over the years and indeed in the past when ukraine feel to medias gas bills of the russian crimes were turned off and kiev
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some life in fuel from transit pipes and tended for europe now europe receives over thirty percent of its gas from russia and most of it should come sit by you free now to secure unhindered to gas supplies and gas fruit so russia launched alternative projects we're talking about some also north stream both of these pipelines were conceived to bypass ukraine and make sure that gas deliver a gas reaches the european consumers on time but with the latest this latest developments ready those at least one of these projects in question. involves u.s. senator john mccain has said russia should be less involved in the sidestream project he made the comments in the meeting with the both carrying prime minister you had a tour and publisher of business news europe told us brussels is brushing aside the clear economic benefits of russian gas. russian gas is the cheapest of all the
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energy alternatives available to the e.u. and so they should be embracing it in the alternative such as the liquefied natural gas to live in through the various ports around europe a far more expensive but on the other hand there's a list school question. year of simply doesn't want to be reliant on russian gas altogether and so politically they're against these projects so they called in the condrey and i think they're coming down on the size of the geopolitics as opposed to the economics of being. being able to deliver russian gas to a few of the industries. plenty more news coming your way in a run fifteen minutes time up next though it's venture capital time with your host kitty pilgrim. i can already tell you for. her.
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it's now a. hard. one but if the public like . skin care viewpoint has a new president and he's made it clear he has no new ideas on how to resolve the country's dire problems but it says he wants a peaceful ukraine but in his inaugural address he issued a declaration of war and ultimatum.
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well content have to with me take this week easy between america and what he described just two years ago i was on sausage roll says the g seven countries and that threatens all the hitting sanctions against iraq so i asked of us and all got out for his reaction to sponsors trying to convince the us that a ten billion dollar fine against a french giant is unreasonable and some tapping he'll be out at his later on in the meantime is it about g seven because the nation's while they met this week on the proposal for the holiday hitting sanctions against russia was indeed a threat. who said western powers would check again and again it's a verify that russia was doing what it could to stabilize the situation in crimea
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she referred to restrictions on trade finance and energy now all correspondent paul scott was in brussels and watched the talks. so the g seven it concludes in brussels the two day talking shop trying to find solutions to some of the world's most complex issues including the environment the ukraine crisis and of course the global economy all without the voice on the opinion of russia who of course have been sidelined from the summit now it was ukraine that really dominated proceedings german chancellor angela merkel saying in the build up to the summit that germany wouldn't hesitate to slap further sanctions on russia if the situation in eastern ukraine to rewrite it and that was a sentiment was echoed by the g seven the seven leading industrial nations they say my quote that they are ready to intensify targeted sanctions should events require but now be talking to stop signs that the humanitarian crisis in the east of
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ukraine is getting worse i mean time will tell whether the g seven are true to their word and if there are. really ready to ramp up some shins on russia and of sanctions this week on cool stop with the head of russian still john sevastopol and billionaire alexei malta show off now mr moore the shelf has been operating in the us but i have a ten year so i also if he is adult concerned about these ongoing threats you don't see any specific impact of sanctions. on syria star nor on the russian economy as a whole for german please. prove. your own potential sort of the scale of degeneration of trust. was not sanctioned specifically for pleasure but if you call it very very boring to these two on the word press good belong to you remember for all of us for the rest of the countries for russia. and the whole of the
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politicians of all nations will find the way to work because in general it's very different over. hopefully or ukrainian colleagues before that we have lost elections actually to do marriage country very good country in the right way of social peace corps here. real be hopeful feel free to use version the territory of negative interest rates to bang this has happened and by the e.c. be the new deposit raises aimed at boosting lending and the idea is that banks will be more inclined to do so to avoid paying to keep money the central bank now the decision was made to avoid the ongoing threat of de flexion which halts economic growth because consumers stop spending and investors stop investing now also this week the u.s. is trying to force i reckon ten billion dollars fine against b. and pay powerball now french president francois hollande said he would speak with
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the u.s. president during the g. seven talks about the investigation because. as he says it has an impact on the french economy and the european economy. barack obama said he will not be getting involved because it is a us to decision that the president does not meddle in prosecutions now the fine will be imposed if allegations of alleged trade sanction violations are proves now i'm going to discuss that drama as well as the e.c.b. a meeting now with angus campbell from expert a negative interest rate is this a wise move. well it's a move that really was has been forced upon the european central bank because the eurozone is suffering from a pound of inflation which is a real concern for them because this condition is not good where you are trying to stimulate economies in particular those peripheral economies that seem to
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have improved somewhat produced through. suffering from very very low economic growth of the year the e.c.b. is trying to do is trying to. charge broncs for depositing money with the european central bank so they would not do that but instead take a move risk of lending money to the wider economy in should hopefully then boost the economy and in turn increase information for the eurozone as well when we talk about deflation sometimes it can be a little bit confusing because you always think that it's a better option to stay in the face of as we know it played the japanese economy for two decades didn't it can you see some parallels between what happened in japan
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and say what's happening in the euro is a now for instance how much of a problem could it be. well it could be a significant problem because what you need to see you for actively got a two tier europe of course the eurozone is very different japan japan's one economy one country the euro zone you're dealing with many different economies and a different countries you have a peripheral euro zone which is relatively much poorer than say the core eurozone france and germany and the disconnect between the two is causing significant issues so in the long term the periphery that's the become more competitive and in a way of deflation to some degree in order to bring the pricing back down to a more normal levels. whereas the overall euro zone probably won't necessarily suffer
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from deflation i just want to ask and move on out to do with the power what is the situation here because do you think that we could have some bank is lose their job save it this situation and with that as well is it francois lon's right to get involved and ask the u.s. not. not so have this massive ten billion dollars imposed on the bank. well i suppose that for us or loans you know his action just goes to show how serious and how big a fine this potentially. and most certainly there is likely to be some executive heads roll on the back of it the. to put things in in perspective what you have to understand is that really the department of justice in the u.s. is not very happy with the way being p. has been cooperating with them they started investigations. two thousand and
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seven and apparently it wasn't until a few years later that really they started to cooperate and the thing that really has. set the justice department is the fact that apparently there were still transactions being made with these sanctioned countries even when the probe had long started so it's been going on for a long time now a number of years and. maybe through fault of b.m.p. perhaps they had you know really have not been cooperating properly enough and therefore as a result you do you have to look at the executives and the key management of course the department of justice in the u.s. is calling for a few heads to roll and as part of any settlement they do want to see a shake up that ten billion is a very large sum it would wipe out their earnings for teeth out for this year alone
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and it would affect their operations quite significantly but i'm sure. regardless of warsaw loaned france who are owned and president obama may have spoken about because it is completely separate to any sort of political influence i'm sure that there will be some settlement and. is unlikely to have to pay that sum of money in the end i k angus campbell thank you so much for joining us today from ethics really appreciate your time now have to get that. news from europe a little way there will follow in the footsteps of its fellow baltic nations and the year i. the green light to join the gear area has been given off its bid to join was turned down eight years ago the country could adopt the single currency and generated twenty fifteen there's a gold to some corporate news and sour way the metals magnate like the self said that two thirds of the world's metals company is operating alone he predicts that
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the global industry will remain in the state of crisis in two twenty eight. pointing to price fluctuations and the slowdown in the chinese economy. process these in karbala fights over layoffs up to eight thousand five hundred of its employees to vastly make the cuts to foreign policy goals but car production volumes will remain the same now russia's car market is expected to shrink by twenty percent this year russia's biggest challenge that trying to transform its online shopping site young tech stocks most kids line customers to buy. the company it wants to capitalize on the growing economy us market as much as e-commerce sector is worth around seventeen billion dollars although this week that was listed on the most historic change in addition to the world's ok let's get up to the business desk we're going to join the maverick that is tim. how like you now
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know that in all this we do have figure i coude they didn't. actually do that with this week i believe it was united aircraft corporation. and i'm going to go. to worry about it because it all you know a lot of people in russia forget that there is an aviation and auto industry in the country but unfortunate their stocks reflected the conditions of the auto and aviation industry in russia and things are pretty stagnant and lost a little bit of ground so i think we lost like forty four dollars but when you're such a high roller like me that is a trivial amount of money yet to see we're going to invest is it not a nice guy. no just a little bit of money and it's going to be your choice. cavies sure. we have all sorts of companies we have the index the russian google. diamonds gazprom norilsk nickel russell kiwi which is a payment system measure fall under the provider done met before have we have
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a no i don't think we have to go exactly you know uncharted territory as we were saying at the all right sounds good well metro is a gigantic mining operation and if there's one thing works as good as it is exporting those raw resources so let's hope that we make some money on metro thank you very much katie for being merciful and tim listen it's not over yet because we've got a so i dialed in offer a small out and it's my choice so i think next week you're going to show and you're also going to do it a bow tie in a boat yes. i can write so good to us ma'am i'm going to get from a show and it's my choice. by next week. right time if a time next week we need to jazz it off it needs a bit of style doesn't it that's ok to solve all the here next week same studio same place but different jackson that.
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temporary history of yugoslavia this formation was a prosperous and peaceful country was considered to be a success story a market so close that. in many regards it was the most developed but. who was this teacher of democracy and market economy if any republic in yugoslavia wanted for. a it would have to break away from yugoslavia and declared its independence ok it's not a conspiracy theory it's not my speculation it's not my analysis it's a puppet. to. her and punish it harshly for every slight let some unlearnt the serbs started this war
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the serbs are legal riginal claws of the war they are the complete aggressors and wrongdoers. bomb car. bombs will. bomb all of tofu kitchens six of them knew its own so please go assist the multi-ethnic society to live in harmony and show not. what was forgotten to be told feel about yugoslavia the weight of chains. to keep right on the scene. of the first trip. and i think the trip. on our reporters twitter. and instagram.
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to be in the know. on. sundays technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. welcome back thursday marked one year since edward snowden blew the lid on america's worldwide snooping machine landing him in the list of washington's most wanted man but then he released masses of classified documents showing the vast spawn of america's surveillance programs they reveal that if you're using a smart phone or computer your calls and e-mails can be monitored and even stored by the u.s. government if you've got a google a yahoo or
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a facebook account your private data is being handed over to washington spies and ally states aren't immune from surveillance either the leaks revealing washington listened in on the german chancellor angela merkel's private conversations while even if you were a head of state your flight could also be grounded in europe if you're suspected of shielding the whistleblower on board well if you're a respected british newspaper which just so happen to publish the revelations well brace yourself for numerous police raids arena portnoy looks on what else has been learned from snowden's leaks. what first looked like a domestic problem for americans a secret order requiring verizon to turn over records on its one hundred million customers to the national security agency turned out to be a global pan up to con targeting everyone breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives of the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name
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of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's spy agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and i say officials would be able to collect anyone's email contact search history file transfers and even live chats america's spy agency calls this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of. millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was intentional complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied
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on the united nations as well as thirty eight international embassies and missions and then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s. government systematically lies about its intelligence operations and about its surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i
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but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s. president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy matrix the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina portnoy r.t. new york. well his government has labeled edward snowden a traitor it appears as though he's never been more popular with fellow americans support for his cause has jumped to fifty five percent over the past two months we
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asked several prominent whistleblowers what they think about the risks snowden took burst i mean i came out with my revelations some time ago but what mr snowden did was he provided the documentation from the agency itself that's something that i did not do tom drake did not do bill binnie did not do i think all of us realize that if we did that we would be on a very quick train to operate despite whatever they try and push back against edward snowden what are they trying to do to him i think other principled young people come out of the service is let's not forget a lot of very good people join the services trying to make a difference trying to protect their way of life trying to protect their fellow citizens if they then see things going on on the inside which actually subvert that ideal then they will be motivated to speak up no matter what the risk the current president of an area secured a third term in office this week bashar al assad pulled in almost ninety percent of
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the vote in a wartime election denounced by the west. artie's maria phenomena as more. a story current in the midst of a raging war. chose a leader for the next seven years at the country's first presidential elections in half a century hundred terror threats and a storm of international criticism. that the syrian arab nations believe in a victory for freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity for housing to all the countries that conspired against our nation today is the moment of truth today we've proved that our president is legitimate. gun fire all over damascus but tonight it is celebrate the official results of the first of the country's noted history presidential elections are now announced oh well that majority of the syrian people voted for the current leader of the country bashar al assad over eleven million ballots were cast including in areas where the army
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returned just two weeks before the polling stations opened like and they have to sure the city of homs the militants major stronghold for months or year boot the center of a vast region next eleven days buddha the troubles used as their base but not all the battles are over yet. this is meant to say that travel to see did nothing to mask his make last week. he's still in t.v. this is one of each and every scene in syria where no polling stations which i think due to security worries undermine the series for. the elections are not election as the elections are a great big zero there meaning nothing has changed in the during the day before the election and the day of enough. the conflict is the same the terror is the same the killing is to say that i'm running a country where there's a war and the conduct that election western powers support by the elections like
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enough on the stand and the ukraine gun the days when it is just a messy is that i've from the west the west has notified the good people is that the messy syrian opposition boycotted the election when others refused to vote for those who they can see responsible for the civil war but the majority who did constant bella's think differently how little fresh out of the city nobody can protect. as he protected. this is our duty we can't allow people from outside to decide for us our duty is to vote in order to protect our country the presidential elections marked another point of deep disagreement between the people of this war weary nation however many who knew it could also need the groundwork for it conciliation. recession otty from syria. cheering tried fill the streets of damascus and other cities following the election the country's
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supreme court sees nearly three quarters of eligible voters cast their ballots defense and foreign affairs expert gregory coakley thinks the poll could prove to be a major breakthrough for the warhead nation. a lot of syrian people the majority of syria's syrian people overwhelmingly find that they hate the jews. artists and they hate even the so-called moderate opposition more than they hate. the shah and the government of the anyone's head of actually tried to protect the population the fight is all be all of them being supported by foreign governments saudi arabia qatar turkey and the united states in particular and as a result of that driven a lot of syrian people to say well the only people who would actually try to protect us is the government the possibility that you could have a multi-party election in syria this is something totally new what we're going to see from now is the start of
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a process and when you see this happening wherever it is in the world the first one or two or even three elections you gradually see the transfer of power becoming more and more legitimate and frankly that's what it's going to take for syria to remain stable so basically this is changed everything just having multi candidate elections. now indeed the civil war in syria has had an impact far beyond the country's borders and the e.u. well it's no exception recent reports claim almost twenty percent of foreign recruits currently fighting are from western europe but what happens when the return home surf earth reports from britain. is this was a front this is a pool where massive lives at least until he became the first person to be convicted on terror those traveling to fight in syria that his conviction raises some crucial questions what exactly has being criminalized and one of the
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implications of his conviction not just here in the u.k. he might be thinking of traveling to syria the hundreds of places this is it already thought to be out there fighting. mattia to chow terry was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism in large part due to evidence based on his say show media it was argued he aimed to join al qaeda inspired rebels fighting the assad regime. they have since been team all convictions under similar charges but despite the recent prosecutions and a met police scheme aimed at preventing young people going to syria r t spoke exclusively to one brit he's travelled to the country to provide aid not to fight and he has a message we are going to go regardless. of what they were even a question there are on all parts of the british government and the rest of the
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people are forever let's remember what are you one irish freedom are not for you know you realize. british fighters going out to join in foreign conflicts are not a new phenomenon but this time the response is vastly different the big fear is four to five hundred people going to learn in the battlefield how to be a terrorist the fear is what happens when they come back and that's why right now the authorities here are taking a hard line however the prosecution's causing yet small problems with the interpretation of the terror laws leaving the boundaries wide a plain as to what exactly the government considers illegal the most troubling aspect of this for me is that two years ago this government will be very supportive of the rebels and they turned a blind eye to many muslims who went over to syria to fight authorities have
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clearly said if somebody wants to go for a jihad and that is they're going to be arrested and that is illegal however what if somebody was to go with the free syrian army who. would that be allowed our people listen we do not know we put that exact question to the prosecution in a statement to r.t. they said becoming involved in terrorist training abroad or fighting in a conflict of fraud is potentially an offense under that law. but when pushed on whether fighting with the free syrian army in particular might constitute an act of terrorism they refused to clarify further it means that person now finds itself in the competing situation where it could potentially be convicting its citizens the fighting with the very rebels westminster has backed since the start of the conflicts sentence thing to challenge he has yet to take place he might have
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been the first convicted with the scrutiny of the thorn fight is growing it's unlikely he'll be the last sara reporting for us. from the u.k. to more news we're across from around the world by our assault the international report and it leaving thirteen people dead eighteen more were injured huge explosions were heard as heavily armed militants launched an all out assault on a terminal reserved for v.i.p.'s and cargo it's thought they made their way through security and into the building the skies us police guards no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. three people have died on two policemen have been wounded in a series of shootings in las vegas two gunmen first shot the officers who were sitting in a pizza parlor the men then run to a nearby wal-mart store and opened fire shooting dead at least one person they then turn their guns on themselves taking their own lives.
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in northern spain close to one hundred thousand people link times for the right to decide on the status of the basque region the human change fresh from more than one hundred twenty kilometers between the city of to run go i'm pumped on a along with catalonia the boston area has long been calling for autonomy from spain to preserve their culture on the right that's. coming up a term meant to iraq there's been yet more bloodshed in the country after a series of bombings killed more than sixty people on saturday after the break we ask an expert why the file and seems to be growing by the day.
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choose the buttes the consensus get to. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that imply life choose be access to your office or. if sweden or finland to bring deep to join nato that would provoke some sort of free action on the part of russia this is far as a military calculus is concerned none of what faces humanity east the west north and south none of it can be solved by military means or crafts or satellites or nuclear weapons military he's outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization to kill each other.
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in iraq a suicide car plaques has killed at least nineteen people near the kurdish parties headquarters north east of baghdad it's the latest in a wave of bombings which left more than sixty people dead the day before also gunmen stormed a university on saturday taking students and staff hostage but freeing them afterwards middle east expert believes the iraqi government is to blame for the worsening crisis the government. is not functioning and it's not been functioning for the last year and more the government is using the same policy that bush was using whenever he fails and achieving things or protecting the people he just blames the terrorists and all the other terminology that is used the failure is absolutely visible all over the country whether it's in the kurdish region whether
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it's in the capital whether it's in the west in the south the number of civilians and military that are being killed it amounts to a real genocide yet under these circumstances the government decided the new lection and one would wonder how can you have an election when you have almost civil war situation the numbers only now a thousand people a month that is that is really unprecedented the government is unable and it is not even taking steps toward trying to resolve this problem. london authorities have worked out a new heavy duty way to keep the homeless off their doorstep. being installed in areas to prevent homeless people from sleeping on the streets of the capital more can be found in our teeth dot com. also while you're there rolling protests in brazil against the huge amount of money spent on the football world cup spread to
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twitter and become a global movement with users explaining why they're not going to the country. it's on our website. u.s. lawmakers are pushing to rename a street in front of the chinese embassy in washington after an imprisoned chinese nobel peace prize winner the moves being already branded as provocative by beijing while those behind it say their goal is to inspire human rights activists in the country however there could be an ulterior motive. explains. a group of thirteen members of congress have sent out a letter to the mayor of washington d.c. in the city council asking them to rename the street in front of the chinese embassy here in washington after a chinese dissident a nobel peace prize winner new show he's now in jail in china there's a group in washington that encourages policymakers to rename streets in front of embassies of states that the u.s. wants to snuff after dissidents in those countries so that every time somebody
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sends a receives a letter from that embassy they would be reminded of that person so some lawmakers here found got really excited about this idea with regard to the chinese embassy and wrote this letter the letter says the timing is auspicious he says this modest effort would undoubtedly give hope to the chinese people who continue to yearn for basic human rights and representative democracy well whether the timing is really that favorable considering the strained u.s. chinese relations i asked the u.s. state department they said they know nothing about the letter congress wants to name the street in front of the chinese embassy after. placement in decision. here in washington. are you at all not aware. might not like and i'm happy to check but the chinese called the idea this respect full and provocative most recently the u.s. justice department charged five chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six u.s. corporations it's clear that these officers will never actually be prosecuted it is largely seen as a symbolic gesture and the idea to rename the street after
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a chinese dissident who is seen as a symbolic pinch in washington i'm going to check on our team. and try to analyst george who from international strategic alliance has told or to you the u.s. is playing a childish game instead of sorting out bigger problems. barry in the internet tyler message but in america we have this expression you're a king jerking their chain and i think congressman there wolf and congresswoman pelosi was doing exactly that but you know it also reflects on something that's very reflective very badly on the u.s. congress what it shows is that they're not able to get together and work together in national interest on the truly big issues that the u.s. government and the u.s. is facing like the deficit spending or national debt or ending the war in in them
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afghanistan and the middle east but the asian big get together on this very petty issue just to annoy the chinese and it seems i may have the priorities all wrong in trying to do this this kind of silly little maneuver. ok that's all for naught but i'll be back with more of the week's news in a few short moments. i was born in the ukraine i grew up in a family of alcoholics as did many of my foster sons dead kids who had slept rough on the street since they were four years old some since they were two enough i'm not the ridge man where are you here and care now because of where i want to help. there was a group of kids standing by the road like you put the children here aren't even asking for food only wanted some water to drink. so hundreds and hundreds of
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poverty stricken children dressed in rags. but i couldn't forget the eyes of this one boy i came back a year later to find that little kids. have been big fat cats. that was how i came by one mole foster. country history of yugoslavia formation as a prosperous and peaceful country was considerate to be a success story of market socialism and in many regards it was the most developed. whom teacher of democracy and market economy if any republic in yugoslavia wanted for the us a it would have to break away from yugoslavia and declared its independence ok it's not
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a conspiracy theory it's not my speculation it's not my analysis it's a puppet. and punished harshly for every slightly less some unlearnt the serbs started this war the serbs are the original cause of the war they are the complete aggressors and wrongdoers. bomb. bomb small. bomb all of tofu kitchens six of them new what's so. cool as the multi-ethnic society to live in harmony and show not. what was forgotten to be told feel about yugoslavia the weight of chains on our teeth.
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kuku . i. think when the unit being union promised to net ukraine become part of it it
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clearly contributed to the class abrasion of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union for close telltales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. or then. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. places changing world lights never. filled picture of today's lives. from around the globe. dropped. to fifty.
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two russian journalists are released after being detained for two days in ukraine accused of quote watching a road block and gathering information plus. heavy artillery fire slams into residential areas in eastern ukraine killing five people including a young girl just the day after ukraine's new president is sworn into office. and a review of the week's top story smiles on tight group diplomacy at d.-day commemorations in europe a russian and american presidents meet face to face on a time of sorrow in relations also this hour. there to spy agency calls this program. but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy a year since edward snowden blew the whistle on america's snooping network we look
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at how his revelations have changed the world. with a reminder of our top stories from the week that was an op to the minute developments you're watching the weekly here on r t international i mean you know neal our top story two russian journalists who were detained by the ukrainian security service have now arrived in moscow after being freed the journalists working for the t.v. channel were taken into custody on friday in eastern ukraine for and i quote watching a roadblock and gathering information they were held by authorities for two days the journalists had been heading to the capital kiev to cover president petro poroshenko as an organization when they were stopped all their accreditation papers were reportedly in order their release was secured with the help of the russian
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ministry of defense that's now listen to how the freed men describe their. the people who detained us use force and tried to find out if we belong to the special services we were treated quite badly it was hot it was dirty and often painful we also didn't get enough food it was a small room with a sign in windsor and not enough oxygen the security was close in the window it was at least fifty degrees celsius inside the room we also did not have much water but this is just the latest case of russian journalists being harassed and detained in ukraine last month another two russians working with media outlets were apprehended by the national guard their whereabouts were unknown for almost a week before they were released five civilians including a child have reportedly been killed in heavy artillery fire in the eastern ukrainian city of slovyansk mortar shells and grenades slammed into residential areas damaging entire buildings as you can see here the attack comes just
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a day after the new president was sworn in petro poroshenko pledged to use force to keep ukraine together we spoke to our t's video agency correspondent up this seeing as well as a local resident. when i approached the building that also served as a local cultural center it was on fire after mortar shells hit it apparently it was there to a four year old girl was killed one of the man at the scene told me that he carried out the body of the child another grenade hit an apartment building in the city center. one apartment was almost completely destroyed the neighboring grocery shop was also badly damaged. a fire isn't stopping even for a minute in fact it's happening right now listen. for the third day running the city is left for the last war in some parts it's been even longer and harder the city has no electricity just. earlier this week the
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military attack the city of lugansk the organization for security and cooperation in europe confirmed it was an earth strike although kiev it denied it local officials say eight civilians were killed in the raid which hit the administration building artie's palace lir has more from the aftermath including meeting a woman who lost her husband in the assault. it's a fourth of what led them see today i will resolve this flags from all the uniforms and will send them to persian go. i have no strength but i will continue fighting the economy to was caught on c.c.t.v. and aerial assault by ukrainian fighter jet that left eight people dead in its wake among them and examined a design i spit on his husband and i was doing all she could to reach him when the
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fighter jets dropped they did we cango a summit but usually for the second show i wanted to run to my husband but people were asking for help i couldn't look for him at the moment we held our we cood i found him lost i understood that i couldn't help him i was standing next to him his death was terrible but i hold that he didn't suffer. alexander was forty nine years old and a pillar of his community he devoted his life to helping the unfortunate the homeless drug addicts and alcoholics stanislav was one of the thousands of children he rescued from a life on the streets when no tuning is reaching the taught me how to live i loved him i'll try to do everything not to let him down the sirens and the planes reminded me of afa massena of seventy three years earlier. you know what i was four years old but it still remains in my head how we ran into the basement the same
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basement we used in one thousand nine hundred forty one is the one way use and today after their strike went out and looked at this guy all the time worrying if they're going to bomb again on out and more and more people are not hanging around to find out one of the most recent to be moved this eight month old boy when the bombs hit slovyansk he couldn't be taken to the cement without the hospital patients and had to stay in the intensive care unit when nurses would cover him with mattresses to protect him from falling shrapnel and for now he's safe but millions are still at risk nearly a week after the airstrike that killed alexander a cloud of uncertainty hangs over lugansk the site of the attack is now a memorial where people come to light candles say a prayer and pay their respects and silently hope that the worst is now past policy r.t. you know guns eastern ukraine. really paints a picture of what's happening on the ground there now the ukrainian crisis was
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casting such a dark cloud over a gathering of the world's leaders this week but russia was left eyed all together that meant the usual meeting of the g. eight became the g. seven they did all meet later for ground d.-day commemorations in normandy though but as artie's marina cost rever a porch some encounters made about coming together somewhat awkward. bon appetit that's what vladimir putin the bush the world leaders holding their annual meeting but this sign without russia it was supposed to be in sochi it was supposed to be the g. eight so instead it moved to brussels and shrank to a table for seven where they chewed over a list of requirements for the man who's been leaving a sour taste in their mouth. president putin has recognized the legitimate election of president pushing him to stop crossing the border into ukraine russian support for separatist groups so the g eight becoming the g seven wasn't the only thing counts and down with the clock apparently now second to for some action we will
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have a chance to see what mr putin does over the next. two three four weeks and the group finally cooked up and ultimatums if these things don't happen then sectoral sanctions will fall or they're accusing russians completely without any basis of having troops or smuggling in supporters of smiling weapons these are completely scurrilous charges and yet they're putting them out there to justify their own aggression with our talks still fresh on their lips the leaders had to face putin shortly after. and i was here in normandy when all the heads of state pain together to mark seventy years since the day that we saw some unexpected interesting and awkward moments. the public was frantic to see how french organizers will settle the logistical nightmare of position in two presidents at odds far enough at all events while they succeeded the
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host had to die and really hard to make sure barack obama and vladimir putin didn't bump into each other but they did courtesy of french t.v. operators who positioned them on split screen so let the world enjoy the meets but eloquence interchange welcomed by everybody's applause and laughter. no handshake between the british prime minister and the russian leader an obvious breach of diplomatic advocates everyone spotted the good news though they did amend that after the meeting but off camera. lots of mainstream media chose this particular image reveling in the gulf that's opened up between the world leaders and the defiance russian presidents but if the plan was indeed to isolate mr putin it failed miserably by the end of the day not only did he have a word with barack obama their first personal encounter since the beginning of the
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crisis in ukraine but he also talked to the country's new president petro poroshenko they all showed the unity worthy of the d.-day commemorations that the bloodshed in ukraine must end and lattimer putin sees only one way that can be done now goes up with a punitive operation must be stopped. shooting the injured does not help the negotiating process. it's the kiev authorities and proved federalization activists who should sit at the negotiating table. during a cost of a reporting from normandy for r.t. . work has been stopped on the site stream gas pipeline from russia to europe because of pressure from brussels the route was designed to be a more secure supply line to europe bypassing ukraine going instead through the e.u. state of bulgaria artie's being a question of a look at what's behind that decision nah. the country has been under pressure for
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some time already weather reports claiming that that particular decision was made after a number of meetings with the american side interest as well as after coming from the european commission now that the new executive council claims that's the south stream does not comply with its rules that gas suppliers from controlling pipeline access than bulgaria now sounds that it is in touch with the european union but at the same time is unable to proceed with this work on the gas pipeline now this comes as gas crisis in ukraine has reached a critical stage with kief only partly suppling its fragments shell fits a massive multi-billion gas dad to russia now while negotiations continue there seems to be no breakthrough so far ukraine faces to be cut off early as on the towns of june this situation is proving to be quite challenging for you or
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compare it to similar occasions over the years and indeed in the past when ukraine feel to medias gas bills of the russian clients were turned off and kiev siphoned fuel from transit pipes and turned it for europe now europe receives over thirty percent of its gas from russia and most of it succumbs by ukraine now to secure unhindered to gas supplies and gas fruit so russia launched alternative projects we're talking about some also north stream both of these pipelines were conceived to bypass ukraine and make sure that gas deliver a gas reaches the european consumers on time but with the latest this latest developments ready those at least one of these projects in question. continuing without story u.s. senator john mccain the said russia should be less involved in the sidestream project he made the comments in
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a meeting with the bulgarian prime minister the editor and publisher of business news europe told us brussels is brushing aside the clear economic benefits. russian gas is the cheap piece of all the energy alternatives available to the and so they should be embracing it i mean the alternatives in g. liquefied natural gas so they've been through the various ports around europe a far more expensive but on the other hand. let's go question. europe simply doesn't want to be reliant on russian gas altogether and so politically they're against this project so they called in the country and i think they're coming down on the side of the geopolitics as opposed to the economics of being. being able to deliver russian gas to a few of the industries. thursday marks one year since edward snowden blew the lid on america's worldwide snooping machine landing him on the list abortion tens most
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wanted man back then he released. documents showing the vast spawn of america's surveillance programs they revealed if you're using a smartphone or computer your calls and e-mails can be monitored and even stored by the u.s. government and if you've got a google and yahoo or a facebook account your private data is being handed over to washington spice and states well they aren't immune from surveillance either the leaks revealing washington listened in on the german chancellor angela merkel's private conversations while even if you're a head of state your flight could also be grounded in europe if you are suspected of shielding the whistle to wear on board if you're a respected british newspaper which just so happen to publish the revelations well brace yourself for numerous police raids reign important i looks at what else has been learnt from snowden's leaks what first look like i do mastic problem for americans a secret order requiring verizon to turn over records on its one hundred million
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customers to the national security agency turned out to be a global pan out to con targeting everyone. breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives of the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's fi agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and as a officials would be able to collect anyone's email contact search history file transfers and even live chats america's spy agency calls this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans.
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no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was intentional complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied on the united nations as well as thirty eight international embassies and missions and then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s.
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government systematically lies about its intelligence operations and about its surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s. president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy matrix the greatest fear that i have regarding the
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outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina portnoy r.t. new york. while his government has labeled edward snowden a traitor it appears as though he's never been more popular with fellow americans support for his cause has jumped to fifty five percent of the past two months now we are several prominent whistleblowers what they think about the risks snowden took burst i mean i came out with my revelations some time ago but what mr snowden did was he provided the documentation from the agency itself that's something that i did not do tom drake did not do bill binnie did not do i think all of us realize that if we did that we would be on a very quick train to operate despite whatever they try and push back against edward snowden what are they trying to do to him i think other principled young people come out of the service is let's not forget a lot of very good people join the services trying to make a difference trying to protect their way of life trying to protect their fellow
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citizens if they then see things going on on the inside which actually subvert that ideal then they will be motivated to speak up no matter what the risk. coming up a term meant to iraq there's been yet more bloodshed in the country after a series of bombings killed more than sixty people on the right after the break we asked next for why the violence seems to be growing by the day. when the unit paying union to met ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the bathtub ration of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union alone to tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. will be in.
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her. goal. of the current president of an involved with syria security third term in office this week but assad pulled in almost ninety percent of the photo in a wartime election denounced by the west as a sham artie's maria for national is in the country for us. he story current in the midst of a raging war sewage leader for the next seven years as the country's first presidential elections in half a century under terror threats and
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a storm of international criticism. the syrian arab nations believe in victory freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity good for housing to all the countries that conspired against our nation today is the moment of truth today we've proved that our president is legitimate. gun fire all over damascus but tonight it is celebrate the official results of the first of the country's noted history presidential elections are now announced oh well the majority of the syrian people voted for the current leader of the country bashar al assad over eleven million ballots were cast including in areas where the army returned just weeks before the calling stations opened like in the hottest choice c two forms the militants major stronghold for months or year boot the center of a vast region next eleven days buddha the troubles used as their base but not all
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the battles are over yet. this is better say at temple district and nothing to mask his make last week. he's still in t.v. this is one of you every seen syria where no polling station is i think due to security worries undermine the serious threat to. the election are not election this election sure a great big zero there meaning nothing has changed in the during the day before the election and the day after enough. the cut which is the same the target is the same the killing is the same that on many countries where there is a war and they come back that election western powers support by the elections like enough on the stand and they gum the days when it is just a messy is that i've from the west the west has no right to give our people it is the messy syrian opposition boycotted the election when others refused to vote for those who they can see the responsible for the civil war but the majority who did
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constant ballots think differently over little bush out of a sense nobody can protect. as he protected. this is our duty we can't allow people from outside to decide for us our duty is to vote in order to protect our country the presidential elections marked another point of deep disagreement between the people of the small really nation. however many who don't soon lay the groundwork for a conciliation. refinish not seen from syria. london authorities have worked out a new heavy duty way to keep the homeless off their doorstep metal spikes are being installed in areas to prevent homeless people from sleeping on the streets of the capital that's r.t. dot com. rolling protests in brazil against the huge amount of money spent on the fifth football world cup of spread to twitter and become
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a global movement with use. explaining why they're not going to the country on our website. in iraq a suicide car blast has killed at least nineteen people near the kurdish parties headquarters northeast of baghdad it's the latest in a wave of bombings which has left more than sixty people dead the day before also gunmen stormed a university on saturday taking students and stuff hostage but freeing them afterwards middle east experts. believe the iraqi government is to blame for the worsening crisis. is not. for the last year and more the government is using the same policy that bush was using whenever he fails in achieving things or protecting the people he just blames the terrorists and all the other terminology that is used the failure is absolutely visible all over the country whether it's in the kurdish region whether it's in the capital whether it's in the west in the south the number of civilians and military
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that are being killed amounts to a real genocide yet under these circumstances the government decided the new election and one would wonder how can you have an election when you have almost civil war situation the numbers only. a thousand people a month that is that is really unprecedented the government is unable and it is not even taking steps toward trying to resolve this problem. ok time for more news from around the globe not a five hour assaulting her international court has ended leaving thirteen people dead eighteen were injured huge explosions were heard as heavily armed militants launched an all out assault on the turnover surfer v.i.p.'s and cars it's thought they made their way through security and into the building the skies as police cars no proof responsible responsibility excuse me as yet for the attack.
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at least three people have died on two policemen have been wounded in a series of shootings in las vegas two gunmen first shot the officers who were sitting in a pizza parlor the men then ran to a nearby wal-mart store and opened fire shooting dead at least one person they then turned their guns on themselves taking their own lives their intensity of the gunmen are still on. in northern spain about one hundred thousand people in towns for the right to the site on the status of the basque region the human chain stretched for more than one hundred twenty kilometers between the cities of durango. thousands of also gathered in barcelona berlin and london to show their support for the upcoming referendum for the independence of catalonia activists. traditions building human towers to draw attention to their cause the vote is due to be held in november. of next week to africa who's looking after more than thirty kids and ready to give you have another child
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a loving home but for u.k. viewers we examine how decades of foreign help the palestinians help the struggling nation or not its fight for sovereignty stay with us on r.t. international. the. economic record takes part in north. korea. during johnson's term in office now like and. what if the republican friends of mine. over. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the
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constitution and. that's because a free and open prize is critical to our democracy albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across a cynical we've been hijacked lying handful of trans national corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told us i'm tom hartman and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem truck rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing america i find ready to join the movement then walk in the big picture. there's a media leader also we believe that maybe. i will see bush and secure in the play your party there's a goal. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers
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from it's all on politicking only on our t.v. . well i'm a russian national born in ukraine. i grew up in a family of alcoholics as did many of my foster children. who had slept rough on the streets and seen a four years old of some since they were two enough. to float gracefully. like an english gentleman. you know in africa. when we started feeding them in the streets and became the biggest children's rehabilitation center in the whole of the former soviet union. jack
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a book. i'm loath to reach them. my way freedom lead to home i bought a monkey yes i'm here and i have so what do you do i built a good. kid and i know it because when i want to help people with it i do it my dish will do nothing about it. this would have more than one what i saw on my way him almost brought me to. a group of kids was standing by the road with plastic bottles just asking for water to drink. my sons lived in basements and they were hungry but in the streets they could scrounging beg for food and they'd get some of the children here don't even offer food i just asked for some water to drink. and that was it.
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that i'm not out of my time for you that i did not. go my first arrived the things i saw made my heart play a little story. one of the west myths that gets spread around is that africans are told just because they're lazy and you try working as hard as them because they will try going five kilometers back and forth every day to get enough water just to live back and forth. and even if we haven't brought much food just a bit of maize to little we have managed to bring still means that they'll have something to eat at least for a few days. had it not that. people cannot get enough what our people cannot plant even food because. somebody has worked out that with the amount of money they could spend every year in the us alone you could supply the whole planet with fresh water. it hasn't
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rained for a year and a half pretty much this is all that's left of a huge river. if anybody dug here it would have a miraculous effect he would guarantee the lives of hundreds of children over the next fifty years. is this this is my first visit to africa with any of my adult sons. three of my foster kids have come with me i'm going to start doing what they can to help.
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the i just left. good to see my sons doing something like this. to them falling into the trap. constant whining and moaning. it's my life. i used to be an orphan. then he's there were times when i had nothing to eat we searched three waste contain this raid garbage bags anything we could find to eat i'll never forget this one boy's face i could see despair and helplessness in his eyes but the terrible thing is it's i just can't help him at the moment i can't do anything about it and some are oh he could be dead. not living on the streets we just smoke cigarettes sniffed glue and drink vodka.
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i could go four to five days without food because we didn't want to eat after sniffing glue but once the drugs were off we were famished. and we go to the market asking for scraps kind ladies at the stalls would give us a sense of sausages and bread crusts. i remember that i had to walk barefoot the whole summer because i had no shoes i couldn't believe it when the skin of my toes cracked open but when i came to africa i realized that children here never have any issues at all. they're not nearly as. well drilled just this much feeds a family. a great. i know you had a difficult childhood but even that wasn't this bad yeah that would. be better than i feared for girls are. there no english and neither do i.
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i have a question for the she how do you live here without light the book even worse they don't have one no wife i know enough. to be honest i'm saying. this almost looks like the set for some blockbuster movie about a remote tribe. getting used to the show is a roof over the what is it what you can watch there's a deal. oh i've made a bed. now there's a mattress this time i need to just sleep on a leather scrap bed for the night. in the library the lot of children in the street kids who die from drug abuse the police on used to call friends and death i'm sorry but what i've seen here is just
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overwhelming i've got it well. this is a pretty cool loveless children. through school. i went to school with a swing giving out blankets this evening. obviously it won't solve the problem this is just all desperate reaction to a desperate situation. what is to give children shouldn't have to sleep like this should be. i don't think i'm going there laddie i want to see a light a light is a nightly record i've never seen this before one of them
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a blanket you have to give one to each of them all they'll just tell you a pods so repeated shreds in the blink of an eye some will stop you from behind a that'll be dots they don't know what they're doing when the high on glee. they just go crazy there's no good field on this you have to believe what i have short dreams science be able to film what's going on there will stray bullets can you see is either a good deal of grew on this street through for now here is. green bull. printed on the one i'm just going to book the i want to adopt all children's room african. forces. it's pointless making comparisons compared to them we had it so easy yeah i really don't want to. oh. yeah. i remember sleeping
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under market counter it was freezing at least niceties you can find basement staircases and mantles but there's nothing like that here that's why children sleep rough on the ground. you get the some light and some light over there. don't forget us a sense. of warmth. will run them up and take them as they sleep this peaks. in my home city we just started rescuing them from the streets whether they wanted it or not but it doesn't matter what they think they want when they're. old children need is a decent place to sleep and have someone to take care of them. you
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get your friends right. ok let's go to the classroom let's go to here when i was twenty three and now i've been learning how to five years and they've gone. you know what. when i was traveling to africa for the first time i had a feeling that there was somebody waiting for me. and they were just playing in the mud in the streets on the road. literally saving all this children from starvation and. yeah it's a parasitic disease especially jiggers are very common here in central africa. it's
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caused by a little sand fleas they jump up onto the feed and lay their eggs in the skin on the children are always walking around barefoot in the sand. from the eggs they break out on to the surface of the body ripping the host skin on their way out so we just use a regular syringe needle to scrape out the larger and sterilize the wound. moving. like. else can we help in the children's home which we are on like a big family. spend all our time with children they only communicate with the locals at school and they're with us for the rest of the time. they even call us mommy because we're like a family to them. they have a big portions in the sometimes they stand up and their bellies are sticking out
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where you go or what a big belly and they're like yes because. my youngest one of course is always hungry i mean it was because. he was. not enough lead read nikolski. new one i don't think i'll be here any time soon. and these children are like my own now. i can move when they finish their studies and started working i'm going to feel more relaxed. plus there's just no i just feel that they need me and i can just leave them here because i've lost my heart to.
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turn my first visit i saw hundreds and hundreds of hungry poverty stricken children dressed in rags all the pictures that i took one in particular stood out i couldn't forget the eyes of this one boy i couldn't get them out of my hands because dad was stuck in my mind. i came back a year later with a team of friends trying to find the little boy. but here i. know a few others. we're still watching. yet . i believe jamie do you.
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want to experience big job. right now to. sweden or finland to bring deep to join nato that would provoke some sort of free action on the part of russia and this is why as far as the military calculus is concerned not what faces humanity east the west north and south lawn of it can't be solved by military means or fighter aircraft or satellites or nuclear weapons military is outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization to kill each other.
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right from the street. first street. and i think butcher. on our reporters. on. the in the old little. well groomed to the. city full can just bend over fifteen billion euros of thanks to ted says beach one hundred fifty million degrees become tokomaru no cells from st peter's square two fronts in situ so little. we've got the future covered.
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what about your daughter hears good boy. yes. i have surprise for you. know. it is sounds as. if it. was homeless children why do you run from what you will see if you know that they will scroll on the street but this is true of. one of them right here and you let me introduce. you to not going to talk about it but i made a second second. brother. so dear brother. i
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never had any brothers like this dark skin demeans a little black brother little black brother. show for them to want to go and do something a somersault or something. on the first day he was always at my side i wouldn't let go of my hand by the off the new he'd already started pushing the other kids away from me with his own but. it was as if he felt some kind of ownership over me. but that was how i came by one mole foster so that made him i said. you. will have your restaurant it'll finger but tonight thing running around in squealing. he's clearly being honest. yes. she's.
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if i could come to a region in a kenya's border with uganda. it's rare for white people to visit here and there's not much medical aid around here either for their own city hospitals or anything other than.
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a health clinic we've come with a group of doctors who will provide medical help for most. of us are pretty full most street kids are the best kind of volunteer here in africa because they're all immune to infection some would be afraid but my boys when get infected i'm right yes that's it. right. that they can she go to these are mites that live in their beds under the skin and eat away at the flesh treat it by rubbing a special equipment into the skin and when the skin gets soft the bugs are scraped out a little bit was a very painful procedure and around here to do. everything from the house yes yes yes. yeah as a. they're going to burn everywhere so. that's terrible or wow wow wow look
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there on the neck and feet everywhere let's see what we can do the work presumably we'll have to sort out everything from the homes olympiad lynn and. let's check a house where they live. feed them for a little girl. and. the police go look this is the home this is the bed where you well i'd say my sons were more comfortable when they slept in basements. so we came here less to you. come to us and give give us this house. i know my d.c. i i may he get away but to not. go because he will have. but now daughter and their money put into line i don't know
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how full we'll find their way. what we can do a good place so much. that it is easily curable we'll take them with us and go straight to the hospital to day . room saying. it's. i don't have. that.
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this was a rule that there are a lot of all fans here who saw some of come from samson rubbish dumps and he was a prisoner one who never pay for them. no one ever gives him so much as a penny for food. but the summer months as he went to centers like this it will be very hard for them. and this is new that was the best place we could find and it's a world away from sniffing glue on the streets they have discipline here they have lessons he's already learned to read and write and countenance and plenty of. them familiar who were who were helping. each. mind them if you recall dial. were. would. you do would you
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do we know who you who you are you know you you was it was the was armed with a gun how months or years sleep in one but. three. ft three in. how many shuras here in wa in one room this poor kitty yes didn't. children. this is what they sleep on it's find. they lay it down to sleep on it just like that it will spill. he's the big guy yeah he's fine.
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he's lucky because somebody is taking care of him somebody is thinking about him because i'd love to pack it away in my case and take him home but sadly they'd be huge legal obstacles and financially it would be difficult to. will do will be can to help him in the future when he finishes school will help and go on to higher education so he can get a decent qualification and find a good job someday god willing i hope to come here with my sons to his wedding. i just can't contain myself this is so exciting to form a kid from the streets choosing clothes for this step brother a homeless african child something really special about that don't you think. hillary hillary. do like. this young man i. try these on. oh i.
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finally. when i have my own family i want to adopt a boy. because if we don't do that. i feel sorry for these kids and i looked him in the eyes and can see that they need a father and mother they need to be cared for just like i did. they actually lived on the street he slept on concrete with just a blanket around him. and really unusual for someone to rescue street kids here. it also makes me happy to see someone making a kind of connection with. what
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is a way of preparing an amazing surprise for hillary school of going so far little just for shorts on a night and day. i dreamed of showing him giraffes elephants and all kinds of other animals i'm going to give a prize to the person who's first to spot a giraffe you know obviously it goes without saying it's going to be hillary. get away with a good one i told him we got to leave after all first visit here he had
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a fit he genuinely went into shock well when we couldn't get him to come around for forty minutes and he wouldn't say would get itself but now he believes us when we say that we'll be back he knows that will never leave him forever that's what happened with my foster sons back home and that's what'll happen with the youngsters here it's always we're going to see a lot of changes for the better. because
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the try to play the people going to. work at the store taking every minute. and. cut me oh no well. like ok i. think that's exciting all the time. this case is going to meet lots. of sometimes for nothing and. just so he. looks just keep still can still be just if you see
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a stage eight looking to but he was still. playing and. we speak your language another day of. school music programs and documentaries in spanish matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles stories. you hear. it all teach spanish. visit. she good laboratory kirby was able to build the most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach me the creation and why it should care
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about humans and. this is why you should care only. two russian journalists are released after being detained for two days in ukraine accused of quote watching a roadblock and gathering information plus. heavy artillery fire slams into residential areas in eastern ukraine killing five people including a young girl just the day after ukraine's new president is sworn into office. coming up in a review of the week's top story smiles and tightrope diplomacy at d.-day commemorations in europe as the russian and american presidents meet face to face at a time of sorrowing relations also this hour. by agency called this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy a year since edward snowden blew the whistle on america's snooping network we look
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at how his revelations have changed the world. wherever you're watching from in the world welcome to moscow on the weekly wrap up here on r t international i mean unknown male two russian journalists who were detained by the ukrainian security service have now arrived in moscow after being freed the journalists working for this t.v. channel were taken into custody on friday in eastern ukraine for quote watching a roadblock and gathering information they were held by authorities for two days the journalists had been heading to the capital kiev to cover president petro poroshenko an organization when the rest stopped all their accreditation papers were reportedly in order the release was secured with the help of the russian ministry of defense let's listen to how the freed men described their treatment.
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the people who detained its used force and tried to find out if we belong to the special services we were treated quite badly it was hot it was dirty and often painful we also didn't get enough food it was a small room with its sign in windsor and not enough oxygen the security was closing the window it was at least fifty degrees celsius in said the room we also did not have much water this is just the latest case of russian journalist being harassed under taint in ukraine last month another two russians working with media outlets were apprehended by the national guard their whereabouts were unknown for almost a week before they were released. five civilians including a child have reportedly been killed in heavy artillery fire in the eastern ukrainian city of slovyansk mortar shells and grenades slammed into residential areas damaging entire buildings as you can see here the attack comes just a day after the new president was sworn in petro poroshenko pledged to use force to
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keep ukraine together we spoke to our team's video agency correspondent out the scene as well as a local resident. when i approached a building that also served as a local cultural center it was on fire after mortar shells hit it apparently it was there to a four year old girl was killed one of the man at the scene told me that he carried out the body of the child another grenade hit an apartment building in the city center. one apartment was almost completely destroyed the neighboring grocery shop was also badly damaged some of the children a fire isn't stopping even for a minute in fact it's happening right now listen. for the third day running the city is left for this war in some parts it's been even longer and have the city has no electricity. earlier this week the military attack the city of the organization for security and cooperation in europe
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confirmed it was in our strike although kiev denied it local officials say eight civilians were killed in the raid which had been ministration building artie's policy or has more from the aftermath including meeting a woman who lost her husband in the assault if it's for what led them see to do their will resolve this flag from all the uniforms and it will send them to persian go. i have no strength but i will continue fighting the carnage was caught on c.c.t.v. and aerial assault by ukrainian fighter jet that left eight people dead in its wake among them and examined it design i speak on this husband and i was doing all she could to reach him when the fighter jets dropped they did lee congo summit but usually for that part of the show i wanted to run to my husband but people were
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asking for help i couldn't look for him at the moment to help whoever we could i found him last i understood that i couldn't help him i was standing next to him his death was terrible but i hold that he didn't suffer. alexander was forty nine years old and a pillar of his community he devoted his life to helping the unfortunate the homeless drug addicts and alcoholics stanislav was one of the thousands of children he rescued from a life on the streets when no tuning is reaching the told me how to live i loved him all trying to do everything not to let him down the sirens and the planes reminded me afa massena of seventy three years earlier. it was i was four years old but it still remains in my head how we ran into the basement the same basement we used in one nine hundred forty one is the one way use and today after their strike went out and looked at this guy all the time worrying if they're going to bomb
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again on not and more and more people are not hanging around to find out one of the most recent to be moved this eight month old boy when the bombs hit slovyansk he couldn't be taken to the center without the hospital patients and had to stay in the intensive care unit where nurses would cover him with mattresses to protect him from falling shrapnel and for now he's safe but millions are still it was nearly a week after the airstrike that killed alexander a cloud of uncertainty hangs over lugansk the site of the attack is now a memorial where people come to light candles say a prayer and pay their respects and silently hope that the worst is now past policy r.t. no guns eastern ukraine. the ukrainian crisis was casting such a dark cloud over a gathering of the world's leaders this week that russia was left out altogether that meant the usual meeting of the g. eight became the g.
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seven the did all meet later for grand d.-day commemorations in normandy though. a cost for every port some encounters made but coming together somewhat awkward. that's what vladimir putin the bush the world leaders holding their annual meeting but this sign without russia it was supposed to be in sochi it was supposed to be the g. eight so instead it moved to brussels and shrank to a table for seven where they chewed over a list of requirements for the man whose believe in a sour taste in their mouth. president putin has recognized the legitimate election of president pershing. crossing the border into ukraine russian support for separatist groups so the g eight becoming the g seven wasn't the only thing counts and down with the clock apparently now second to for some action we will have a chance to see what mr putin does over the next. two three four weeks and the
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group finally cooked up and ultimatums if these things don't happen then sectoral sanctions will follow their accusing russians completely without any basis of having troops or smuggling in supporters of smiling weapons these are completely scurrilous charges and yet they're putting them out there to justify their own aggression with our talks still fresh on their lips the leaders had to face putin shortly after. and i was here in normandy when all the heads of state pain together to mark seventy years since the day that we saw some unexpected interesting and offered moments. the public close friends sick to see how french organizers will settle the logistical nightmare of position in two presidents at odds far enough at all events while they succeeded the host had to die and really hard to make sure barack obama and vladimir putin didn't
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bump into each other but they did courtesy of french t.v. operators who positioned them on split screen so let the world enjoy the meets but eloquence answered change welcomed by everybody's applause and laughter. no handshake between the british prime minister and the russian leader an obvious breach of diplomatic advocates everyone spotted the good news though they did amend that after the meeting but off camera lots of mainstream media chose this particular image reveling in the gulf that's opened up as when the world leaders and their defiance russian presidents but if the plan was indeed to isolate mr putin it failed miserably by the end of the day not only did he have a word with barack obama their first personal encounter since the beginning of the crisis in ukraine but he also talked to the country's new president petro poroshenko they all showed the unity worthy of the d.-day commemorations that the
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bloodshed in ukraine must end and lattimer putin sees only one way that can be done now. a punitive operation must be stopped. shooting the injured does not help the negotiating process. it's the kiev authorities and prove federalization activists who should sit at the negotiating table. marina costs of all reporting from normandy for r.t. . work has been stopped on the side stream gas pipeline from russia to europe because of pressure from brussels the route was designed to be a more secure supply line to europe bypassing ukraine and going instead through the e.u. states of bulgaria and. looks at what's behind at the station. the country has been under pressure for some time already whether reports claiming that that particular decision was made after a number of meetings with the american senators as well as after demands coming
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from the european commission now that the e.u. executive counterclaims that's the south stream does not comply with its rules that prohibit gas suppliers from controlling pipeline access than believe the area now sounds that it is in touch with the european union but at the same time is unable to proceed with this work on the gas pipeline now this comes out as gas prices and ukraine has reached a critical stage with kief only partly suppling fragment shelf it's a massive multi-billion gas to russia now while negotiations continue there seems to be no breakthrough so far ukraine faces to be cut off early as on the town's often june now exist situation is proving to be quite challenging for you or compare it to similar occasions over the years and indeed in the past when ukraine
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feel to medias gas bills of the russian clients were turned off and kiev siphoned fuel from transit pipes and turned it for europe now europe receives over thirty percent of its gas from russia and most of it should come sit by you crane now to secure unhindered to gas supplies and gas routes so russia launched alternative projects we're talking about some also north st both of these pipelines were conceived to bypass ukraine and made sure that gas deliver a gas reaches the european consumers on time but with the latest this latest developments ready those at least one of these projects in question. they're all u.s. senator john mccain has said russia should be less involved in the sidestream project he made the comments in the meeting with the bulgarian prime minister the editor and publisher of business news europe told us brussels is brushing aside the clear
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economic benefits. russian gas is the cheapest of all the energy alternatives available to the e.u. and so they should be embracing it i mean the alternatives such as a liquefied natural gas to live in through the various ports around europe a far more expensive but on the other hand there's a little question where europe simply doesn't want to be reliant on russian gas altogether and so politically they're against this project so they called in the country and i think they're coming down on the side of the geopolitics as opposed to the economics of being. being able to deliver russian gas to a few of the industries. thursday marks one year since edward snowden blew the lid on america's worldwide snooping machine landing him on the list of washington's most wanted men back then he released masses of classified documents showing the american surveillance programs they revealed if you're using
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a smartphone or computer your calls on your e-mails coming monitored and even stored by the u.s. government if you've got a google yahoo or a facebook account your private data is being handed over to washington spies. aren't immune from surveillance either leaks revealing washington listened in on the german chancellor angela merkel's private conversations while even if you are the head of state your flight could also be grounded in europe if you're suspected of shielding the whistleblower on board and if you're a respected british newspaper which just so happen to publish the revelations well brace yourself for numerous police raids arena portnoy looks of what else has been learned from snowden's leaks. what first looked like domestic problems for americans a secret order requiring varieties and to turn over records on its one hundred million customers to the national security agency turned out to be
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a global pan up to con targeting everyone breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives of the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's spy agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and i say officials would be able to collect anyone's e-mail conduct search history file transfers and even live cabs america's spy agency calls this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was
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intentionally complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied on the united nations as well as thirty eight international embassies and missions and then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s. government systematically lies about its intelligence operations and about its
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surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s. president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy matrix the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina port
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r.t. new york. now while his government has labeled edward snowden a traitor it appears as though he's never been more popular with fellow americans take a look at this support for his cause has jumped to fifty five percent over the past two months we asked several prominent whistleblowers what they think about the risks snowden took burst i mean i came out with my revelations some time ago but what mr snowden did was he provided the documentation from the agency itself that's something that i did not do tom drake did not do bill binnie did not do i think all of us realize that if we did that we would be on a very quick train to alcatraz despite whatever they try and push back against edward snowden what are they trying to do to him i think other principled young people come out of the service is let's not forget a lot of very good people join the services trying to make a difference trying to protect their way of life trying to protect their fellow citizens if they then see things going on on the inside which actually subvert that
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ideal then they will be motivated to speak up no matter what the risk. coming up a term meant to iraq yet more bloodshed in the day after a series of bombings killed more than sixty people in software after a short break we ask an expert why the fine and seems to be growing by the day. when the european union promised to net ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the bathtub ration of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union won't tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. in. economic record. for.
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obvious now a. hard. one but if. sometimes . there's a media lead also we believe that maybe. some of the scenes motion security play your part of the physical. or shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politics only on our t.v. . and doctorate international the current president of and bottle syria secured a third term in office this week bashar al assad pulled in almost ninety percent of the vote in a wartime election denounced by the west as
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a sham artie's maria from national is in the country. a story current in the midst of a raging war syria chose a leader for the next seven years at the country's first presidential elections in half a century under terror threats and a storm of international criticism. the syrian arab nation believe in victory in freedom and democracy no one can deprive us of our freedom and dignity. to all the countries that conspired against our nation today is the moment of truth today we've proved that our president is legitimate. gun fire all over damascus but tonight it is celebrate the official results of the first of the country's mostly history presidential elections are now announced oh well that majority of the syrian people voted for the current leader of the country bashar al assad over eleven million ballots were cast including in areas where the army returned just two weeks before the polling stations opened like in the hottest sure city of homs
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the militants major stronghold for months or year boot the center of a vast region next to lebanese border the troubles used as their base but not all the battles are over yet. this is better say at temple to see did nothing to mask his make last week. things to continue this is one of these areas in syria where no polling stations which i think due to security worries undermine the series of seats that's. the elections are not election is the elections are a great big zero they're meeting nothing history in the during the day before the election and the day after enough. the cuts would just the same the target is the same the killing is the same that on the run the countries where there's a war and they come back that election less than support by the elections like
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enough on the stand and they gum the days when it is just a messy is that i've from the west the west has notified the good people is that the messy syrian opposition boycotted the election when others refused to vote for those who they can see the responsible for the civil war but the majority who did constant ballard's think differently overlooks the shot of the city nobody can protect. as he protected. this is our duty we can't allow people from outside to decide for us our duty is to vote in order to protect our country the presidential elections mocked another point of deep disagreement between the people of this war weary nation however many who could also laid the groundwork for a conciliation. recession ati from syria. london authorities have worked out a new heavy duty way to keep the homeless off their doorstep metal spikes are being installed in areas to prevent homeless people from sleeping on the streets of
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a couple more can be found in r t dot com. also there are growing protests in brazil against the huge amount of money spent on the football world cup have spread to twitter and become a global movement with music. meaning why they're not going to the country about two on a website. in iraq a suicide car blast killed at least nineteen people near the kurdish parties headquarters northeast of baghdad it is the latest in a wave of bombings which left more than sixty people dead the day before also gunmen stormed a university on saturday taking students unstuff hostage but freeing them straight afterwards middle east experts believe the iraqi government is to blame for the worsening crisis. government. is not functioning and it's not been functioning for the last year and more the government is using the same policy that bush was using whenever he fails in achieving things or protecting the people he
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just names the guy the terrorist and all the other terminology that is used the failure is absolutely abysmal all over the country whether it's in the kurdish region whether it's in the capital whether it's in the west in the south the number of civilians and military that are being killed amounts to a real genocide yet under these circumstances the government decided to have a new election and one would wonder how can you have an election when you have an almost civil war situation the numbers almost now a thousand people a month that is that is really unprecedented the government is unable and it is not even taking steps toward trying to resolve this problem. i think some more news from around the globe a five hour assault on clear chief international airport has ended leaving thirteen people dead eighteen more were injured huge explosions were heard as heavily armed
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militants launched an all out assault on a terminal reserved for v.i.p.'s and cargo it's thought they made their way through security and into the building the skies the police guards no group as yet responsibility for the attack. at least three people have died and two policemen helping wounded in a series of shootings in las vegas to the officers who were sitting in a peter paul or the man then ran to a nearby wal-mart store and opened fire shooting dead at least one person they then turned their guns on themselves taking their own lives they densities of the gunmen are unknown. on the northern spain about one hundred thousand people live for the right side on the status of the boss region a human chain stretch for more than one hundred twenty kilometers between the cities of durango and pump lona thousands of also gathered in barcelona early in london to show their support for the upcoming referendum for the independence of counseling young activists true on cattle on traditions building human towers to
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draw attention to their cause the vote is due to be held in november. that's the news for now but after a short break on the border discusses the consequences of nato expansion to the east in the latest edition of worlds apart do stay with us.
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hello and welcome to worlds apart of the current standoff between russia and the west has many nuances but ultimately one core reason at least as far as moscow is concerned and this is nader's eastward expansion is sweden rather than ukraine the next country to join nato and what will it mean for european security well to discuss that i'm now joined by swedish journalist and peace researcher yon old bird mr over thank you very much for being on the show it's my pleasure i'm not a journalist i would like to say it's my pleasure and you know it's well i have seen quite a number of your articles that's why i called you a journalist in fact one of your recent articles that you wrote notes a long ago wasn't titled sweden's that leads more loyal to nato than to their people and that's a pretty controversial statement what makes you say that well first of all the foundation that i'm the director of is an independent foundation that means we can say what we want we're not dependent on state money and we're not i'm dependent on
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corporate money and that means that we have we are doing free research and my point is that the last twenty is also basically since all of palma died and since the e.u. membership of sweden sweden has stopped having an independent foreign policy we have come very close to nato without a formal. membership application yet this has happened basically without and the public discussion is not a wish to have a public discussion which was or reach elise sweden's basic policy that everything we did in terms of common security neutrality disarmament and all that was something that was anchored in a public discussion and the sweets would know what their country was standing for so i think there's no loyalty among eighty. it's is a problem because we need a public discussion a much more intensive discussion about whether to join nato or not and how we get sweden to contribute again to disarmament including nuclear evolution and formulas
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speaking sweden is of course and no one aligned and nurture country and yet if we look at some of the recent statements and actions taken by the swedish foreign minister carl bildt who played a very hawkish role i have to say in the ukrainian crisis. you know you think that sweden is a more fervently problem nato than some of nato is a founding member is how do you explain the sudden shift from neutrality to defacto interventionism where it is good to take it up the neutrality because we are formally nonaligned in sweden bought neutrality was scrapped long ago the argument was an awfully end of the cold war and the dissolution of the soviet union you could not be neutral because there were no two part is to be neutral between this of course is intellectual luncheons we could still have neutral states who would be helpful for instance as mediators in the international criminal conflict areas around the world so how did it happen well there were people who want to sweden to
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finally say goodbye to everything that sweden or regionally stood for and to get closer to the united states and nato this was wrong particularly by the social democratic party and prime minister goran passion. and foreign minister anna lindh at the time it was a policy shift simply yeah absolutely and i wonder how much of this policy shift this u. turn and swedish foreign policy could be really attributed to the power brokers some of the names you just mentioned but i would like to bring out the name of carl bildt once again because he's ties to the euro's military industry our well known it's not so secret and in our he's believed to have made millions on the war in iraq. ka-zar far his previous position as a former board member at the leg mason investment firm and. i guess he's views on
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foreign intervention haven't there changed much since then so i wonder if this u. turn this shift that we mentioned earlier is more institutional in the chair or simply due to the influence of particular individuals well that's a combination of course i mean col bent is not responsible for the overall change will sweden's position on international affairs but at the moment of course of the last six seven years has been the foreign minister and a former prime minister to i have been surprised myself because it's not really statesmanship to compare russia with nazi germany in the case of of you crying and a very hawkish attitude also and a little founded attitude to the question of georgia in two thousand and eight but i do not like to see foreign policy in general as just run by individual interests and there is an inference of course from that but this is a political ideological struggle and as i said to you the if the argument is that
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you can't be neutral you cannot have your own policy anymore you must belong to one camp you know it's a very limited intellect that decides that but if you run operate on that assumption then you end up where you end up namely in confrontational policies what i would like to see as a peace researcher is the diffusion of this tension in europe and at the end a solid negotiated solution to various problems speed syria or you cry in a box and that's what we have to say you know if what you have on yourselves are fighter planes and a lot of militaristic equipment then that is what you choose rather than intelligent conflict resolution. to put it crudely if you only have a hammer in your toolbox you will see all problems in your home is something that has to be hammered down sweden has this reputation of where you know democratic. progressive peace promoting society i mean if americans and russians agree on anything it is that their image of sweden as this enlightened democracy and yet.
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you know when you know when you talk about people like mr bill it's again somebody who made money on the war on the killing of hundreds of thousands of individuals you know in this country of russia you know we are always criticized for corruption and democratic record but i don't think even in russia a person like this with such a track record with the rise to the position of foreign minister let alone prime minister so i wonder if swedes see any problem with their newly found foreign policy direction and you know the man who spearheaded the well let me tell you this is not a swedish problem or a russian problem only it's a global problem there's something called the military industrial media academic complex this is structures outside democratic control as eisenhower said already in the fifty's and we have the same in sweden we have it in denmark i think i think it's time the world finds out that well of course scandinavian countries a democratic and real and civil welfare oriented and immigrant you know limits you
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say we have but if i may remind you denmark has participated in for in wars in all over the place since ninety nine when we bombed yugoslavia we billion of occupying power for years when the present secretary general of nato and as for us moves in was the prime minister of denmark we are enough to understand we were a major bomber together with norway in libya and we were the only country together with friends who thought that it was a good idea to follow the the american idea of bombing or intervening militarily in syria these interest money interests they are very close allies between people corporate people and politicians they are supported by in the majority of the western so-called free media and there's nothing to be surprised about what i'm concerned about. is that it always a small people around the world who pays the price for these policies and i don't think that we can have a democracy if we continue to have the main mark of the military industrial media
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academic complex it goes against democracy because you go out in any street anywhere in the world and what people want is peace but what they get is militarism instead and military conflict resolution which never solves the problems in the first place and you look at iraq you look at afghanistan you look at libya lucas syria you look now wherever you turn where military has been used and war has been you know the solution things are worse today than they were before my foundation is working for the for the norm of the united nations charter which everybody has forgotten and violates from east to west north and south that peace shelby established by peaceful means the charter of the united nations is a gandhian gandhian charter based on the idea of scrapping war abolishing war and when humanity has problems with each other we negotiate we talk we consult we facilitate we treat each other as human beings instead of bombing each other this is a civilizational problem that is much bigger than sweden and college bills i'm sure
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it's much bigger than sweden and call bill that you get as you just pointed out and that sort of accident seems to be spreading all across this candy navvy an arab peninsula one country your neighbor finland is also discussing a possibility of joining nato and of course for both finland and sweden these no one alignment approach was a very cost effective way off ensuring that there is security during the cold war does it mean the fact that they are talking publicly talking about joining nato doesn't mean that they see more today russia as a bigger threat than the soviet union oh you know well that that's a perverse that you have today that that people arguing we need to join nato today when we don't have a cold war and we don't have a soviet union we don't have a warsaw pact whereas they could survive as neutral states when these things existed this is peace. to me i mean this is pure propaganda the really russian military expenditures are seven seven percent of nato now if we could survive as
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neutral states together with switzerland austria finland and sweden at the time without own defenses and not being part of nato i wonder why on earth we at all need nato today when the warsaw pact as does a bit but secondly i also wonder how could we survive at that time when tension was much bigger when they were much more nuclear weapons in europe etc so i mean this is bad intellectual thinking but i tell you the ministers of foreign affairs and defense and prime ministers at least here are spending more money on spin doctors and marketing their on intellectual views than they do on listening to experts and people who happen to know something about these things that's part of the problem than the war yeah i agree with you on the propaganda side of it but i think these approaches actually paying off because if sweden or finland were indeed to join nato that would provoke some sort of reaction on the part of russia at least in far
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as far as military calculus is concerned so there would be certain changes and then military posturing for example more troops on the border you know some of their rockets will have to be. repositioned let's put it this way so after all these imagine threat could become a very real threat at least as far as military planning is concerned well yes i don't disagree with you i have always been against confrontations humiliations speaking down to people threats and all that because it doesn't help conflict resolution there is not one minister in europe who has advisers who know something about conflicts they may have international lawyers they may have military expertise diplomatic expertise to advise them and guide them they have nobody who knows about nonviolence come for the resolution conflict psychology or anything like that why. there are tons of military academies and research centers in both your part of the world and our part of the world there is no peace academies you can go on like that there is no resources set off for creating peace
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by peaceful means and so what i would like to have rather than continuing a long discussion about military threats and confrontations is to say and that's what peace research is about that is like a doctor saying what how will we create health instead of continuing to have a disease that is to discuss what security and defense sees in the next thirty to forty or fifty years and it is not something we can provide in any country when military none of what faces humanity east the west north and south none of it can be solved by military means or fighter aircraft or satellites or nuclear weapons really cherry is outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization mr so it's only grieving here but if we have to take a very short break here when we come back peace as mr over just pointed out is still touted as a universal value but to all find compromise for geo political ambitions have war
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and conflict become policy tools that's coming out in a few moments on worlds apart. right. first. and i think. economic threat.
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to the business now. are. the bottom. line. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. places change lights never. sold pictures of today's. pundits from around the globe. look to. when the european union promised to make you create become part of it it clearly contributed to the exact abrasion of
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tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union who won't tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. or in. welcome back to worlds apart really discussing peace and security in europe and beyond with peace researcher. mr oberg just before the break we were discussing nato expansion plans and you can argue that this whole crisis in ukraine a region aided from you know somebody is decision to take ukraine into nato some belive this is at least. russia's view of the problem and while so far ukraine is proving a bit hard for nader to swallow i wonder if sweden and finland could become made as consolation prizes how likely do you think it is that sweden or famine bill join
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nato in the near future and doesn't really matter at all because as far as i understand swedish government is already called parading with nato without the formal endorsement of its public in the last twenty years sweden has definitely in all indicated politically militarily technically it cetera moved closer to the u.s. to to nato so close that the people you will hear in sweden now who say as well why don't we get married when we are anyhow living as fiancés. and so it is presented sooner or later as will be presented sooner or later as the only option and that is why this threat from russia is needed you know most people think that you make an objective analysis of threats and then you build your defense according to what threatens you it's the other way around. media academic complex as i
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mentioned and to have that running you construct your enemy is speaking about this very close relationship you just a little fiancé de dynamic i think earlier this month it was with his government reach granted nato and the united states. the right to use its airspace for. you know flying missions connected to or korean so that seems to be like a favor that you would axed and only to a very very close partner but as far as i understand the majority of the swedish public is still against these very cozy relationship yes you're quite right there is clear hesitancy in the swedish population about the member full membership and that has to do with two things it will be very foreign and very difficult for anybody to persuade swedes that swedish troops should operate militarily abroad in
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a crisis situation in paragraph five of of article five of nato secondly it will be close to impossible i think to persuade sweets to accept nuclear weapons and if you join fully you become responsible for nato as nuclear policy is and as you know this is greatly great great. a reason for hesitancy among the people but you can still threaten there is something called fear all of g. if you if you make people believe that certain countries are going to swallow you tomorrow you can make people accept almost anything and it is that propaganda that i'm trying with my foundation and my colleagues to stand up against because intellectually it's not correct it's not truthful well i think it's also not correct on the humanitarian grounds are you just mentioned house raiders foreign policy has become more militarist but isn't that also true of the broader western approach because you know the glad to have in your crime is not the first
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occurrence i mean there may have seen similar. wars a conflict being ignited in the balkans in iraq and libya in syria you name it and it seems that europe cannot how but being dragged into all sorts of wild myers and wars has war become something that no longer scares your yeah that's part of it you know if you run wars all the time here and there it becomes a kind of a normal thing the other thing is that medion doing a great disservice to humanity by always covering war but never covering peace we don't have conflict journalism we have war reporting we have nobody who is interested in peace building and how countries solve their problems before without too weaponry and without warfare this is a disease the drama of war is so fascinating for media and many media owned by corporations that also produce weapons and you see the circle of this media complex that i have mentioned so yes but there is one good change and that is that wars
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between countries has gone down statistically whereas we have an upsurge in internal violence in many countries and there you have the argument of humanitarian intervention that if you have no reason to use weapons anymore if you can't find a place on a reason to exist then you say oh we need the military to bring in humanitarian aid and stop genocide and things. that the first nonsense about this was cost of zero where the idea of humanitarian intervention was sold of course falsely because it had nothing to do with the genocide there although there were violence i was a mediator there between. albanians for four years so i know that place quite well but there was not a genocide planned what the americans did was to build the bomb steal bases three months after the bombing of nato in ninety nine and mr overcasting if you made a point in one of your public lectures that the west for some reason lacks these institutional learning you know they said billeted to analyze previous military engagements and take it and you know to take that knowledge into account while
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planning future military operations and here in russia we reset or have difficulties understanding why the western memory so short isn't because every new generation of decision makers believe that they are smarter than their predecessors or perhaps it is because war and conflict have become very cynical policy tools this is a tool of advancing your geopolitical i've done that is that not yes and i think you you have you have a kind of. normalization of violence you train young man in violence you have violence in the media your violence in the entertainment world you have violence in books you are going to any bookstore in the world boasting books will be about history and wars. you can go on like this we are living in a militarist culture and we don't even see that we are if you take syria if you take leave we could have solve these problems i know it's
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a provocative statement i'm sure we could have solve these problems without weapons but what do we do we pump in weapons from all sides and believe that that helps anybody now you have hundred sixty thousand people and millions of refugees that's a result of that mr overcast somebody who reported both from libya and syria i don't think it's a provocative statement in fact i believe and that's maybe a controversial statement to say that. media especially in the west are sort of institutionalized to promote conflict because you know from the very beginning they turn to for trade conflict a very stark binary picture you know these are the good guys these are the bad guys we're always on the right side of history and at the end rather than trying to you know mediate and how the communities come together they and up exacerbating the differences and promoting the conflict in the long run i think you are very right to publish your chart touching some something which i would say is cultural deep
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culture deep cosmological it is part of the christian culture to divide things into two left wing right wing male female them and us and etc i've always argued you know with a little smile that we ought to have more hindus and buddhists and atheists doing conflict resolution because they are able to see things as did not divided up into but maybe in thirty there were not two parties the serbs and the rest and yugoslavia for instance but that's how it was interpreted now we see again of confrontation and binary as you say the west versus putin and russia. and it's always this there is only these parties there's the good guys and the bad guys and you know there is no conflict in the world where all the good signs is on one all the good guys are on one side and all the bad guys on the other this is probably ganda and this is the deep culture it is something we're not aware of is not true because i don't think that old all journalists are militarist or want war they are simply not aware that conflicts are much more complex and may have thirty parties
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or not two major problems but also about all the history books exist for that exact reason to learn something from history and they've journalist decided to go to war zones i think it's incumbent on them to try to educate themselves now are you mention propaganda just a while earlier and i would totally agree with you that there is a very deliberate attempt to present this conflict over ukraine in black and white pictures black and white collars rather but at the same time what i think we can see both in germany and france in the united states there in this sense to be also divided in public opinion not all people are buying this very black and white picture i want i wonder if we can take that as a positive sign that some people in western societies are actually developing in antidote to all that middle militarists rhetoric that their governments and their media have been feeding them for years oh you are absolutely right and that opinion has existed all the time our problem is that that opinion the ninety eight percent
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of humanity wants peace and not weapons and war they don't get through the democratic process because the military system is outside democratic control secondly what you're pointing at here is a specific phenomenon that i think we're seeing the shias and it's a clear indication one after the other that the us empire is slowly but surely going down the us is going down because and you can return be in macro historians and everybody else it's going down all employers go down when they over militarize when they lose legitimacy in the eyes of all the people when the. six seven hundred based facilities in under thirty countries now by the u.s. around the world and all these of course at some point four miles apart and i take it as a very good sign and an indicator that america was not able to stop a war on syria which was threatened again and again partly sang's to putin's your
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presidents intervention and the idea about chemical design moment of syria but the nato allies did not come up and follow the u.s. in let's have another war in syria now you crying is falling over the western policy that is falling apart also because it is hot headed it was a coup d'etat attempt in kiev by the west and all these sanctions which is now you know have no relevance in this case sanctions is not a tool it's not a tool in iraq it was not a true tool in iran that serves any good purpose or conflict resolution so it's falling apart but i missed over it as it's falling apart and also costing a lot of lives as it cost in syria as it costing in ukraine and i'm sure there will be some people as all suffer from those sanctions and russia i'll be to hopefully not their great number but we all know how difficult it is to put in and to the
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conflict for example syria mean we mentioned this country several times throughout this program but i want to if you have any teats on how tall white starting one because if we go back to the situation in ukraine most historians most political analysts would agree that it had all the makings all the potential conflict you know divided populations strategic geography a struggling economy and yet for more than two day caves up until the last year the elites in ukraine avoided that conflict do you have any tips on how not to start a war yes it's very simple peace is something we can learn conflict resolution is something we can learn if we have academies. if we have school education and university courses if you could take a maze in all countries in conflict understanding and conflict resolution we could phase out the military because the reason people use military falling to war is that they don't know better they are conflict illiterates they don't know that. the
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sentences of peacemaking but mr oberg maybe if that's exactly the opposite maybe they have all the in the knowledge about the conflict and they're using that knowledge to. continue studying travel around the world because it seemed to me that there are people have become political categories rather than humanitarian categories and i wonder how we can make them a universal how we can make peace a universal value once again that would be put above all out of considerations including political considerations well i would be a little disagreeing with you here i'm saying a lot of people that's exclude those who want war and who are psychologically mentally ill who want war and like love to see killing but i think most people accept war ordinary citizens and all that they accept their politicians going to war because they don't see alternatives and therefore it's not enough to criticize wars and vet weapons or interventions what we need is somebody who say is how it should be done instead and that's what my foundation and a few others are doing we saying how it should be done instead not just criticizing
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because criticizing he's a dead end if you don't have solutions ok mr overcome fortunately we have to wrap it up i really appreciate you being on the show as well as there weren't that you've been doing all around the world especially in the balkans beating among those communities thank you and to our viewers please keep the conversation going on out of you tube and facebook pages and i hope to see here again same place same time here on worlds apart. plays well into the. show thirty fold can just bend over fifteen billion euros of pulte head says to each one
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