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cause a report on our. investigation shows he there was i'm smugly to syria completely being skeets the committee was funded by foreign investors and we have a list of those who are responsible. in an interview with a russian television channel syrian president bashar al assad and warned western leaders that not to meddle in his country's domestic affairs. and in this week's top stories nato ready set to depart libya but concerns rise over an acute gun problem as a former rebels a fight for power and arms control. and outbreak of t.v. fire between israel and gaza as a team from all over the israelis returned to the seats to protest against a disproportionate government spending in favor of the military. and
then for round up the u.s. cities authorities lose patience with occupy wall street protesters detaining dozens of imposing a curfew and seizing belongings. and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t. with a round up of the week's top stories right to our top story right now in an interview with a russian television station syrian president bashar al assad says he is willing to cooperate with all opposition parties that have emerged during the seven month prizing against his reign but he also raised questions about the true nature of the forces that are fighting against his regime. the only living you know the we have hundreds of soldiers police and security forces i'm under that i would be
killed during peaceful demonstrations or because of some slogans being shouted out or know they were shot at and this means we're dealing with armed people who represents the opposition i believe this question will be answered after the elections new parties emerged and local and parliamentary elections all take place soon and this will give us an answer and show who exactly represents the people are you guarding us and we cooperate with zero political forces old and new that emerged during the crisis because we believe that corporation is a very important thing we don't determine who are support of the population and who doesn't we will have a more precise answer to that after the elections that as we believe will take place in february next year we don't know whether the weapons reach syria from israel or any other state that possesses such weapons but there is evidence of mines and remains that were put into place as a pact with civilians this led to casualties in the number of cases mines also targeted security personnel police officers and soldiers there were cases of using
anti-tank mines these are new and very dangerous facts now after seven months down the line since the beginning of the people in syria who possess accurate but not detailed information but the investigation shows that there was i'm smart going to syria going to neighboring states i can train was funded by foreign investors and we have a list of those who are responsible for us and i think. assad also warned the west in intervening in his country will cause an earthquake that will tear the middle east the state and countries arab league diplomats meet top syrian officials to promote dialogue between authorities and the opposition meanwhile united nations says that more than three thousand have been killed in the country sense of the start of protests in march on the syrian leader to end the violence but the syrian writer and democracy campaigner michelle thinks most people there don't want a military solution to the crisis. and we're against military intervention but it's
a day to morrow or in ten years time even if that regime was to ny late every one of us would still be against military intervention we fight for freedom and we don't want to add external slavery to our domestic law we don't want it to become a part of the struggle between the international and internal forces syrians are peaceful they want to progress under conditions of freedom and development and they don't want to turn into a concentration camp a polly gone for larger countries and nato is said to leave post gadhafi libya by monday night but the regime it helped in a power now faces a nationwide gun problem the national transitional council must take control over the leftover arms in the country and international observers say infighting between former rebels now split over their agendas is already going on or he's a nice and now a report from libya. the war is over but the weapons are fully loaded. human rights watch has expressed grave concern
about leftover arms in libya their number one fear warehouses thought to hold ground to air next hour which could in the wrong hands take down passenger aircraft it's through made so our nato allies in the region which these weapons have been fighting libyan also libya is quite well armed country anyway the population has has quite a lot of light weapons in its possession and those like my parents are becoming a heavy burden on the national transitional council now relying on an army of former rebels for security and we try to control the bends and we check if there is somebody who has worked and we ask him if he has a third is a shoo in for this we are not. checkpoints have been set up across tripoli to check that those carrying weapons have proper documentation and those who do have the paperwork are being called on by the national transition
committee to return their arms the question now what if they don't and what does that mean up for parts gadhafi of libya and its stability and now as you can see is being secured here everything's under control and the only thing that you will make some bacon is how to give back the weapons but we see something very different and i ask this head commander what the plan is to disarm the population. i swear i don't know. i think we have some of that see. and a makeshift arms collection center that covers one neighborhood in the capital we are showing. you with you these are the weapons people brought to me today not many . not down one block in tripoli and you'll see twice as many firearms. so you know how many weapons there are maybe. so with names and yeah i think
everybody have. some think the fun of arms in the country could spell disaster ahead in the vacuum after daffy post reports chaos as proof find out this is battle power. what you have now in libya is schools of armed factions who have no respect for each other and who have no respect for nato actually either they've opportunistically used nato to achieve some aims and nato has been foolish enough to go along with this so i think what we're going to see now is that intensification of the civil war between increasingly the factions which have overthrown because off the regime. and he's now a r.t. tripoli. libya's national transitional council which was never elected is now in power some of its members are ex get out the loyalists and many of its fighters
have links to al qaeda middle east commentator carl charo things will be as it turned into a volatile country. people have way too much faith in the n t c which is quite obviously not in control of the situation on the ground in libya at the moment and in fact you can see the tension between the n.p.c. command and some of the more. groups on the ground and in fact if you see some of the fighters on the ground they have the characteristics of islamic fighters had a long. history of from afghanistan on words so this illusion identity has full control on the ground is not actually correct and i would say that events that we are seeing them could be personal could be the normal run of war but maybe another party in libya could have the present is that it will usually a situation that's the villages in the face of more change better that in d.c. that still has a lot of former. associates and cronies within it so that's really the nub of the
problem well colonel gadhafi may have gone but some of his secrets could still pose a threat to western leaders. the leaders most influential son saif al islam threatens to spill the beans on how libyan cash helps nicolas sarkozy and many others in the power that is different gets his way in the war crimes court more on that in an hour's time on r.t. . and now to israel where recent airstrikes on gaza have left at least ten palestinians dead the action came in response to rocket attacks on the jewish state that left one dead it is the worst outbreak of violence and months and follows a successful prisoner swap deal between israel and hamas archies policy or brings us the details from tel aviv. and one of the concerns people have is that among the hundreds of palestinian prisoners who are still in israeli jails and who still need to be released as part of that prisoner exchange deal that saw one israeli soldier
returned to israel name exchanged for more than a thousand palestinian prisoners many of the palestinian prisoners who still need to be released belong to the democratic front for the liberation of palestine and that is one of the seymour palestinian groups that has claimed responsibility for a number of these rockets that have been fired into israel in recent days so there are many people here saying that this doesn't jeopardize that prisoner exchange deal and that it will be almost a convenient excuse for these rabies not to release the hundreds of palestinian prisoners that it is still committed to release as part of the deal there were more than plain two thousand people that took to the streets of tel aviv they were not surprised by the violence they say that this is something that has happened in the past and it is the government's way of detracting attention away from domestic problems and certainly if you look at the international media coverage the international media was much more focused on what was happening in terms of security concerns and on israel's border with gaza and then on what was happening
domestically here and this is exactly what poachers to say they say that they want money to not be spent so much on me on the defense budget before cuts they should be made so that more money can be sustained domestically and certainly this increase in violence and the government's response in terms of the fact that it is going to give gaza a hothead get tracks attention away from what people here say is the ongoing situation where they have very real demands that are more often than not overshadowed by the excuse of security concerns. we're reporting for us there and staying with felonies where a court has sentenced a former israeli soldier to four and a half years in prison for releasing classified military documents some of the lead to files that detail military officials are proving just as a nation of palestinians in the west bank but those claims aren't even being investigated legal expert sorry says that undermines israeli law. in this case a whistle blower blew
a loud and disturbing whistle the military is violating international law and the directives of the israeli supreme court in carrying out assassinations in situations in which they are required to try to make an arrest and so the state attorney's office prosecuted the soldier but failed to seriously investigate the conduct revealed in those documents conduct which raises serious questions about rule of law and democratic system that pattern of behavior of violating it waters by the supreme court because of the supreme court said that that said you must try to arrest is part of a pattern of practice within the israeli system and it's something that's very disturbing because when the army does not obey orders by the supreme court the supreme court is actually more reluctant to issue those orders because no court wants to issue orders that are going to be ignored and then of course you have a serious threat to the rule of law because in a democratic system the army is of course supposed to listen to what usually system tells and tells them to do. scores of demonstrators are supporting the occupy wall street movement have been arrested across the u.s.
riot police in denver moved in detaining activists who refused to leave their camp earlier police used pepper spray to disperse the crowds at least sixteen people were arrested in the states of texas oregon and california after police went to a first forced curfews removing protesters belongings it was nature threatening demos in new york after the city was hit by an unseasonal snow blizzard however the activists say they are ready to withstand harsh weather conditions to make their point and they've got to check out reports from washington the occupy protesters are serious and terminations. the peaceful nationwide movement turned violent overnight in oakland. police attacked protesters with tear gas stun grenades. flash thompson probable it's we've been there for weeks we've been taking care of ourselves there's been no incidents with the police and
they came in one of the most terrifying shows of force that i've ever seen in my entire life and they came in and they either flushed everyone out of the camp or the rest of them and then they began to systematically trample all of that snatch them apart and this need people really really angry a former u.s. marine an iraqi war veteran was seriously injured by a tear gas canister that police fired had. footage of the wounded veteran and police brutality spread quickly the shock of it galvanizing the nation and the occupy movement across the country i am google says the company received requests from local law enforcement agencies to remove you tube videos of police brutality they did not comply the stronger of course of the response five establishment the stronger the movement will get the larger the protests will become the protesters through. these past six weeks of being careful not to taint the movement's reputation with violence by
a march most reports suggest that this movement has been almost entirely peaceful but some in the u.s. media use the night of violence you know pledge to portray the protestors as radicals and more violence from the occupiers a lot of these people or professional educators a good number of these people are radicals no doubt about it you might ask how radical was this elderly woman in a wheelchair who was tear gassed by police or jasper father of two who was working on his ph d. at the university of california berkeley you know he characterized you know it's the. perspective of the movement as marginal and radical and fringe in order to discredit it this moment really is about all americans it's not just about people having a story we've been poor this is about now it's in the middle class but it's starting to build the impact of corporate greed that is on this country for so long as the movement grows bigger and more structured it's becoming harder to ignore the message of the campaigners who call themselves the ninety nine percent and protest
against corporate crime and government complicity protesters hands march through and throughout the country there will be more the movement is only expanding several weeks ago police crackdown on protesters with pepper spray this week it was tear gas and stun grenades protesters now want to hit big business where it hurts a general strike next week demanding banks and corporations shut down for a day but will the police response be an even more brutal crackdown i'm going to check our reporting from washington our team. and in a few minutes and we report from the most anticipated cultural event of the russian capital in years. millions of dollars and six years of meticulous work for russia's bolshoi theater reopens after a major overhaul in r.t.e.
special report coming out. and of the whistle is blown over wiki leaks as the site is forced to suspend operations as it struggles to find growing financial pressure. a russian cargo space ship is on its way to the international space station delivering tons of supplies for the orbiting crew two months after its predecessor crashed. a soyuz rocket sent in the progress module from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan it should reach the i.s.f. in three days delivering food and fuel and other supplies for a few of the three astronauts who are currently there a russian an american and a japanese astronaut there are only half of the normal crew there right now after a similar supply model crashed after blast off in august temporarily suspending flights since at the end of nasa's shuttle program in july the so is it isn't the
only transportation to the space station. you can get the back story on the soyuz missions as the space station's only lifeline at r.t. dot com for more there for you to discover as well. as. pyramid returns and russia's most notorious financial ponzi scheme that robbed millions of their life savings is in the ninety's it's back this time in ukraine and it's getting a surprising number of investors. it all a matter of time russian digital devices switch from daylight savings time ignoring a presidential decree not to put the pods back details are on our web page at r t v dot com.
a crucial deal on the eurozone debt crisis was agreed to thursday in the e.u. efforts to save greece and avoid further economic collapse the banks are required to write off fifty percent of what athens owes them a european leaders decided to have the greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros europe's bailout fund will be boosted to one point four trillion euros in order to protect larger economies of the region yohan that van overtveldt runs two of belgium's leading business magazines believes it is only a temporary solution and greece needs to be excluded from the euro zone. it's just buying time this is really not the bazooka everybody has been asking for i would describe it as a water pistol this of course prevents for the moment that we really get to a kind of. escalation of the greek that level which is now growing in the direction of hundred and eighty percent of g.d.p. but you cannot call this
a structural resolution to the difference in greek problems they are a little bit afraid to really bite the bullet here because if you look at it closely there is only one solution for greece any truth have been put on the table already several months ago that is for greece to leave the euro zone but that is a decision everybody's afraid off and tense for example not being discussed now but which is very much on the minds of several of the european leaders is that there is a huge problem brewing in portugal because this country is going down to greet the greek road quite rapidly now so if one does the action today on greece one immediately has to put a similar kind of action into operation with respect to portugal to other stories making headlines this week whistle blowing web site wiki leaks has temporarily suspended publications in order to concentrate on raising funds the organization has been under heavy financial pressure after a boycott by bank of america visa and pay pal they started doing business with of
the site after a long trial excuse me trail of secret u.s. diplomatic cables were made public the founder of the website julian assange claimed a freeze was illegal and promised to take the matter to court president of the british national union of journalists the law says hitting out at wiki leaks will not deter others from publishing sensitive material online. these acts are being taken outside of any legal process so out of any international political agreements yet they seem to be ability to shut down a website that some governments run troubling. it's very unclear exactly what the motivations what the power behind them and it is it's deeply unsettling because there were other very beginning of the situation questions about. tension members of the u.s. government had suggested or asked companies like amazon which was the first to take action against wiki leaks because they were hosting sites and what they may have been asked by individuals within the u.s.
government so. obviously one of the issues is that there aren't really any rules regarding what companies can or cannot do with their customers companies are generally entitled to reject customers if unfortunately wiki leaks was forced to close down that we would see other sites seeking to do the same kind of thing and getting around the restrictions of wiki leaks right so votes are being counted in the central asian nation of kyrgyzstan in the first presidential election since a bloody uprising toppled former leader kurmanbek bakiyev last spring over eighty percent of the ballots have been processed and the front runner so far as the country's prime minister a wealthy businessman is back. who is promising stability and prosperity for an interim leader. will step down later this year to make way for the winner of the vote is seen as both a democratic milestone and a vital chance to repair the country's dangerous dangerous north south divide and april last year at least ninety people were killed in the capital in the rest of
the house the book you have led to massive ethnic clashes in the south that left more than four hundred people dead. and in our more of today's top news stories kenyan jets have bombed the southern somali town of ji leave killing at least twelve people and wounding over fifty they were targeting islamist shabab rebels but somali officials claim that those killed were in fact civilians including six children when this is a jets bombarded a military base and a nearby refugee camp kenya sent to troops into somalia in mid october to fight somali insurgents it blames for assaults on the border. yemen has shut down its international airport in the capital city of sanaa after several explosions rocked a nearby air force base earlier presidential loyalists troops reportedly shelled a petrol station killing at least four people dozens of others were injured in that attack north of the capital where local tribesmen now back anti regime protesters
yemen has endured months of violence that left more than seven hundred people that . australian airline quantas has been ordered to end the bitter union dispute immediately and get back in the air the flag carrier grounded its entire fleet stranding tens of thousands of passengers and threatened to lockout staff taking industrial action but an independent work over who will be airline and the union pontus should be flying again on monday afternoon although the long running around over pay and cuts is yet to be resolved the legendary glamour of czarist air opera and ballet has made a big comeback to the heart of the russian capital as the bolshoi theatre reopened this week after years of renovation work as you cut in a gradual was that the exclusive grand relaunch to find out whether it was worth the wait and the fortune spent on it. just
spree made from scratch it seemed hard on paper but here are jews in reality over seven hundred million dollars of state money and six years of work to bring back old people and send glory to russia's landmark theater even the president side who . has been a painstaking process going through this nightmare was not only the theater's company but also the government and the side construction workers here. site workers were the first to the theaters focus truck sang and oats to. a real truck driven onto the stage just showed the scale of renovation the theater underwent unesco has already taxed the works as unique the stage has doubled in size and not by growing wider the bolshoi has remained in its historical interest
or by growing underground i think is the wise choice to drive who wish to get within the old old through the building and try to modernize it without making it a mortar building and modern looking it is definitely not kilo's of braided gold tons of crystal and hundreds of metres of silk woven by monks all setting the scene for some of the world's greatest beauties of the paris of the world. still right. here and. what is the word bolshoi associated with interest of the day is this a ballet. this a. this a chandelier. that credible suddenly. and of course this a rush to see the stage with old soviet symbols now removed came the last president
of the us a sorry me heil gorbachev bela legend maya fleecy at school as well as directors from the competition world class venues including les scala the vienna oprah and covent garden precious opening night tickets for the wealthy and well connected only for exclusively available for the president's office and for others happy to watch in the chilly autumn and the opening night show gala concert was displayed on giant t.v. screens and as the curtain came down the cheers of rubble from outside could be heard ringing inside be renovated restored will show you exhibit a virtual artsy mosca. and that does it right now at the head we hear from inside israel's political circle as to why peace feels as allusive as ever with the palestinians i'll be back with a recount of our headlines in just before that in a few moments i'm trying times thanks for watching r.t.