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all. this is. the latest from libya the u.n. is pulling out of the capital tripoli after angry mobs attacked its offices in retaliation for a nato airstrike that killed four members of colonel gadhafi family including his youngest son. and in our review of the week's top stories russia says foreign meddling in syria will only make a civil war more likely as moscow blocks u.n. condemnation of the crackdown on anti-government protests in the country. as the world marks twenty five years since the turn of the nuclear tragedy an international fund gathers over seven hundred million dollars for a new job or to contain the still deadly levels of radiation. and
a creative controversy and extremely large group in russia gets a major state prize while critics say they should be prosecuted for vandalism. and direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t. we're certainly glad to have you with us let's take a look at our top stories in libya the u.n. offices have been attacked by a mob prompting the withdrawal of all international staff from tripoli embassies of britain and italy have also come under attack and are believed to have suffered considerable damage it comes just hours after a nato airstrike killed the youngest son of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi and three of his. kind of gadhafi how it was not heard and the shell chossudovsky from the canada based center for research on globalization thinks nato and the u.s.
in particular have consistently shown the rule of law means nothing to them. they dropped balls and missiles and the evidence suggests that apartment buildings in tripoli have been targeted hospitals have been targeted and now we have a rather conspicuous and despicable act of targeting the family of the head of state namely his son as well as his grandchildren. and we can make our own judgments but this kind of behavior is a derogation of international law not being allowed the united states. to go into a country and start killing the head of state or members of his family i would hope that russia and china will take the initiative of confronting the united states britain and france in the security council the united nations this is
these are illegal acts they're in violation of the un charter and above all be undertaken by countries which are involved in it was crimes in other parts of the world in the afghanistan and pakistan revolutionary fever in syria shows no signs of letting up around the seventy people have reportedly been killed since friday in military crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations that's on top of some five hundred other deaths in two months of syrian our people in the wake of the latest bloodshed the u.s. has tightened the same fields and intensified its rhetoric against the company's political only meanwhile syria's neighbor israel fears washington's war in the regions. could backfire by clearing the way for extremists or he's possibly or has more intelligent. because these can mean mean business and they're upping the stakes just that little bit higher than these years the egyptian regime like the
zionist enemy trying to stop us fighters in girls or and we always got the weapons we needed to fight those. in astronomy. and now they're getting more than they could ever hope for before me gyptian president hosni mubarak's men gone the borders couldn't be easier to get through the day the big grins. who will. who. have much more freedom to do whatever they like. and they're doing it smuggling weapons into gaza the result two attacks in three months on a natural gas pipeline that supplies a quarter of israel's electricity which is why is the u.s. claims it's bringing a new tomorrow to egypt most israelis would rather remember yesteryear the eagerness of the united states to topple the former egyptian president hosni mubarak and bring about regime change and i want to meet most harmed its closest ally in the region israel the u.s. says it wants to establish democracy in the region but instead of democracy there's
a very real possibility that radical islamic could come to power the u.s. strongly supported the opposition in libya despite al qaeda connections among its ranks now it's apparently governance and support against syrian president bashar assad but the wiki leaks website claiming that washington has been funding some anti-government factions. nobody is afraid that if he goes away. the muslim brotherhood can fix it so instead of incidently in syria we're going to islamists. swapping one dictator for what could be worse if and when medical terms of time where they likely to direct the arms at israel people will be very conscious of the fact that syria is not libya and the fact that if you do decide to intervene in syria you will have knock on effects across the region in iraq in lebanon to israel palestine whatever new threats israel might face from an even more hostile arab world emerging from the president's stability some experts
believe the security of the jewish state is not under any great bridge israel has never been an unsafe place one of the greatest lies the northern father of all lies as it relates to the israeli palestinian conflict is that israel has been in danger of annihilation i detail in the three volumes of my book it is a complete lie israel's existence has never ever been danger from any combination of arab military force and that is unlikely to change in any foreseeable future. the finders on the ground aren't giving up hope and they are going to slowly is at his worst to come. and the much time of defeat and retreat is over now it's time for the israeli people and the israeli enemy today. is always keeping quiet in the commons chaos in the middle east and north africa but behind closed doors they'll be plenty of disquiet here about how much america's desire to
make new friends in the arab world is fueling serious instability of course the r t ten of the un security council has failed to pass a statement condemning the syrian government for its use of force against anti-government protesters some nations are blocked the move fearing it could lead a tour of the situation in libya russia was among the countries that objected to the members on closed saying it but outside intervene it's would only lead to further destabilization and a fully fledged civil war journalist and author are seen right answer he says any nato intervention would have far reaching consequences but it is notable that former lasix agent alice to quote has been quoted here in this country as saying that the reports from on the ground in syria don't match what the car agencies are saying as to what's happening in syria of course they lead with syria would result in. so much disastrous. subsequences i mean.
the straits of hormuz the palestinian groups of people in egypt will probably rise up against syria is such a linchpin of. everything that is against us had you want to power now in in the middle east france fears it's a leading role in nato that libyan campaign makes it vulnerable to attacks on its soil in response new security measures including searching emails without permission and putting soldiers on the streets have been introduced but critics say france is being turned into a police state. soldiers on the streets with machine guns this is france's busy pier at fifteen your most expensive anti terror program to fight what it calls the growing terrorist threats the government claims troops make the public feel safer but that's not what people think they look a little bit dangerous they can. use the force and the other way but there is
a bit frighted to guard. the. premier francois feel says troops are required because france will mean libya threatens a terror attack at home you'll now find soldiers at shops tourist sites government buildings train stations airports schools and churches but experts say the system doesn't even work in the main feature of terrorism is that it's impossible to foresee. real targets is not to catch terrorists says one investigator but to monitor the public it's easy to persuade people that they can be a terrorist just metro station and seize event for people in france to believe well then they have a right to listen to my phone calls which they do they do do it they have a right to monitor my emails and facebook because they're really protecting us troops or only the visible part or storage fees can now read people's emails under
a law passed quietly in february president sarkozy also signed a bill for police to tap phones without getting judges authorization to justify the invasion of people's privacy says one all for so because he makes france's six million arabs a scapegoat he has to make them afraid thinking that there is an iraq with a bomb here. the government recently branded muslims a problem and burned the muslim full. some already mock the ban and what they see as an arab witch hunt by going out in vehicles and mini skirts there's also the launch cost workers continue to be laid off in the economic crisis here at a meeting prices eighteen billion euros each year enough to create a million new teaching jobs and embarrassed government analysts say tries to hide
the amount that is very expensive because the executive can move resources from one area to another quite quickly it's very difficult to find an exact figure critics like michelle cold who have done the video systems vishy appearance vishy was france's first just regime in the second world war it spoiled and informed people and told that it is that minorities. the french government today stands accused of doing the same to its own citizens don't you bushell r.t. paris hilton karma made a russian style. we join those marching in the streets of moscow on labor day and look at the history of the holiday as it is celebrated in russia. plus the fine line between fine art and graffiti a controversial work gives a state prize but critics say it's just an act of vandalism.
this week marks the twenty fifth anniversary of one of the worst manmade catastrophes in the history of the troubled disaster even today the thirty kilometer exclusion zone is a grim reminder of the dangers of nuclear negligence it lies call them desolate and . give reports it will first centuries to come. it's not every day you can see the chernobyl exclusion zone in ukraine as crowded as this country it's including the russian and ukrainian presidents came to the monument beside the nuclear plant to mark the date which changed the world the twenty fifth anniversary of the chernobyl fallout. at the labors of a huge amount of citizens from ukraine and russia was put in to deal with the aftermath of this tragedy in the face of such disasters we should be honest it's the government's obligation to tell people the truth we need to admit to that back then the government was not always doing the right thing nowadays disown looks like this deserted streets and abandoned houses however a quarter of
a century ago it was the place to be in the soviet union salaries for the residents of the town of pretty p.x. were higher living standards better and infrastructure more developed that communist paradise changed on april the twenty six nineteen eighty six and the chernobyl reactor exploded the result of an experiment left in the wrong hands. the reactor was almost completely out of control april twenty fifth but it could still have been saved the management pushed for the completion of an experiment personnel hesitated and were locked into that but eventually couldn't go against the authorities we all know the result. but meanwhile the town's population had no idea about the disaster people were enjoying an unusually sunny saturday outdoors with me and my friend we ran away from school to play in a beach and we returned home all covered in mud and my mother asked me where i had been i lived in a clean a school yard and she was shocked as she had already heard rumors some action in
the nuclear standoff both already started the evacuation only thirty six hours after the last that's why many of those who stayed in the town later died or suffered radiation sickness much earlier kearney uncle was among the evacuees from the go to kilometers zone but just several years after the catastrophe she returned to the first bit inland having lived there for more than two decades she says she wants to see the end of her days in the land where she was born because he gave me a flat and the pension but i found it impossible to survive like that in kiev here here. i have a condo and i grow every clean. yes there is a little here but you can find a place without it anywhere we are not scared. despite this optimism from recyclers the world still seems concerned about the true novel threat especially in the wake of the fukushima disaster that's why i heard of this anniversary countries invested more than five hundred million euro into constructing
a new confinement destined to seal the exploded reactor for another century this is probably the last time we have managed to see the infamous chimney of the fourth walk of the chernobyl nuclear power station people behind the new circuits are going to say that next year it will be dismantled then the station will be covered with the dull and that will end the existence of the children i will nuclear power station but the former residents of this area say it matters little to them their life as they knew it had ended twenty five years ago let's see russia r.t. reporting from the church of the exclusion zone in ukraine with channels anniversary reviving old nuclear fears when the eyes have turned to the ongoing crisis at japan's fukushima nuclear plant sustainable energy expert professor tom burke says japan's lack of emergency planning was a major contributing factor to the current crisis they have not actually regained control of the reactors and so there are still risks that there will be further
explosions or releases of radiation either to the air or to water which to the sea which has been happening or through this process now they've got a bit more manageable ot than they had earlier on but this event is still ongoing event was over very quickly it was an explosion and it was over relatively quickly this is clearly going to run and run for months and what is very clear from what happened in focus shima is the japanese neither the utility nor the government really had a well worked out thought through emergency plan to deal with a catastrophic event like this. a quarter of a century ago with rumors of an explosion natural noble on every street thousands of healthy young men were ordered onto planes and helicopters and flown to that side. of you that we were close to literacy what i did have of the understanding of what was happening that needed an explosion happens the site was in ruins that's about it was artie's exclusive interview with one of the men who became known as
the liquidators that's on our website our team dot com there's also plenty more on chernobyl there for you including a special documentary from the book heart of the exclusion zone. first. and. this week russian security forces carried out a series of attacks against the terrorist network in the north caucuses the latest operations on ten militants including two known warlords killed as artie's medina a question of reports from the region the al qaeda linked group is believed to be behind many attacks against civilians. this biggest achieving operation was carried out. between the region and about the republic when ten militants including at least two women were killed and among some high profile terrorists with links with
international terrorist group in this region further d.n.a. tests would probably be required to identify some of the militants some leading figures in a so-called box on gang were already identified. with was believed to be involved in a number of across the area now and nothing among terrorists who if it was believed to be involved in attacking tourist from moscow in the district in february twentieth loven then earlier in the week another special operation was carried out . and the leader of the republic ramadan could be that of was personally in charge of this operation militants about were killed were later identified ask close associates to russia's most wanted terrorist. in the neighboring drug has done a leader of the so-called. guys there was also killed in a special operation now this wave of on t.
terror raids was launched here after a number of high profile terror attacks in russia. proud was coaching over reporting there for our team now we've the latest updates and background information about russia's fight against terrorists on our website. if this were to go to such operations will continue to be so we have eliminated the terrorist underground in the republic we speak to the president of pakistan on one of the regions are facing ongoing military press attacks and also for you at r.t. dot com. the visit web page aims to prove that you can indeed reply. by love but at what price exactly. and when the big apple needs some extra cash it turns out they keyed on smokers and pedestrians. the decision to hand of the national are awarded to a controversial piece of graffiti draws in the historical drawn in this historical
center of st petersburg as part of debate in russia many see the giant phallic symbol as obscene others say it is the sign of an emerging civil society either but it looks at both sides of the issue. this is award winning art according to russia's ministry of culture a sixty five metre phallus want washed on a drawbridge instant petersburg as one the twenty ten innovation prize for best visual arts work self-styled aren't terrorists by now meaning war in russian are the unpopular with us yet the arts are i think it's essentially vandalism or a bridge has a cultural and historical monument and to pin anything on it is an act of vandalism and it should be punished not rewarded already here in the center of contemporary art and see the other entries for the awards nothing is stimulating those shocking or innovative as violence and according to the jury that's why they want purely
artistic merits but now it's not as simple as that the same symbol the ministry rewarded is now being brandished in mocking protest this russian youth group is angry four hundred thousand rupees of taxpayers' money given to a group called scandals divina the protest only legitimizes merit. it's a very old world situation when the state award goes to a group that in fact organizes an action aimed against this they are this is a very important signal with the artists always express society can change and help is a state in accept these people. but there's been no acceptance of viners are until now two men will still face trial on hooliganism charges for this little stunt british completely untrue thanks see the pale grant they could still play seven years or. so why the sudden show stakes support.
their star away oversee the minister of culture was afraid of being accused of political censorship and i think he was right in our country is better being afraid of imposing a political censorship than to actually make calls to it your brain is what you are . for a sea change from four years ago this image of two kissing policeman was banned by the culture ministry for international exhibits fearing embarrassment a curator of back it's a basin was handed a year affair back then he lost his job but this time he was on the jury so why is his art then. what were the turing is a graphic and expressive example of how non-theists reacts to a social climate he doesn't specify the target of his protest is when he simply says that strong protest is brewing in russian society but how do you draw the line between say this and arts and plan to listen because this is clearly dysgraphia thing. and not the streets on his mind of vandalism but it's not hooliganism that
disorder may cause it is compensated for hundreds of times by the meaning or if it is always going to could be restored on the bridge to become a symbol of serious deserts culture because it's the first work there is proof of the civil society. by no courts controversy usually at the expense of the authorities whether it's hot or not they've achieved what they wanted to notoriety they say they'll donate the prize money to political prisoners either bennett's party mascot and i'm taking a look at some other stories making headlines from around the world. the late pope john paul the second has been to be edified before more than a million worshippers in iran means that part of it is now to god as a blast and one step away from same herd here see that stands for allegedly killing the french from an intro of the disease the ceremony was led by the current pope benedict the sixteenth who succeeded john paul the second six years ago.
as israel mourns six million jewish victims of nazi atrocities during holocaust memorial day the country's prime minister says iran is arming itself for the structure of the jewish state he called on the international community ten one lessons from the holocaust and how do more to start iran's nuclear program at the opening ceremony the six concentration camp survivors symbolic torches to mark over the beginning of the annual awards are. french investigators have found of the black box from an air france jet that crashed into the atlantic. two years ago it is the latest discovery after the investigating team managed to find the bulk of the wreckage on the sea floor last month a jet plunged into the sea near the brazilian coast in july two thousand and nine killing all two hundred twenty eight passengers on board. may day rallies on sunday solve people all over the world unite in solidarity and russia was no exception the country has a long lasting tradition of demonstrations used to show social and political
affiliation on labor day. join the crowds. it's a very rare occasion that central moscow is completely empty and this of course is done for these people twenty five thousand members of treaty and who on this day are celebrating their professional holiday as part of that celebration marching through the heart of moscow all the way down and not just free. to their teams anyone and everyone is on the streets of the capital including some of the more extreme organizations like of course the old slow bright movement in moscow some go as far as to call them neo nazis or even as far as fascists they of course are standing and walking down the streets of the russian capital with slogans such as russia full russians. very few people could have imagined that these guys would be allowed to walk the streets and yet here they are with their
banners their slogans and of course their unconventional covered up faces but they're not the only ones who are allowed to walk the streets of moscow on this day we know that many other groups that wouldn't traditionally be included in the first of may parades did walk the streets of the capital we know that the russian gay community also took to the streets and fortunately for them perhaps they chose to join our communist rally and they were not well received there but luckily no scuffles ensued and of both respective parties simply went their respective ways but as well as those groups we know that various other demonstrations took place and even one monstrous now that is a specific group created by an artist called for the most absurd slogans of banners to be brought to the streets of the capital owl indeed cities across russia that is exactly what they did standing in the heart of the capital with slogans such as
bring back the sun which is of course not exactly a very feasible thing to do. no but they had fun and that was many say is what matters that seems to have become the spirit of may for a while sunlight these people take their own more seriously for others it is just a day when everything is possible and they do have a chance to speak their mind or maybe even have a little thought. isn't it comforting as i have a reporting for us there now coming up next our she follows a team of adventurers as they embark on an archer can journey that's in a few minutes right here on our team from moscow.
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