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and welcome back broadcasting live direct from the center of moscow this is our to bring you a recap of the week's talks top stories. in an interview with a russian television channel syrian president bashar al assad who says he is willing to cooperate with all opposition parties that have emerged during the seven months against his reign but he also raised questions about the true nature of the forces that are fighting against his regime. today we have hundreds of soldiers police and security forces among the dead how were they killed during peaceful demonstrations or because some slogans being chanted no they were shot and this means we're dealing with armed people we don't know whether the weapons reach syria from israel or any other state that possesses such weapons but there is evidence of
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mines and grenades that were put in place is packed with civilians this led to casualties in a number of cases mines also targeted security personnel police officers and soldiers their work ace's of using anti-tank mines these are new and very dangerous facts no seven months down the line since the beginning of the people in syria we possess clear but not detailed information but the information obtained during the latest interrogation of terrorists shows the smuggling to syria from neighboring states become pain was funded from abroad and we have a list of those who are responsible for this. assad also warned the west to bet intervening in his country well cause an earthquake that will tear the middle east this statement comes as arab will be diplomats meet top syrian officials to promote dialogue between authorities and the opposition moon while the united nations says more than three thousand have been killed in the country since the start of her
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path to march and call on the scene in order to end the violence but dissident syrian writer and democracy campaigner michele thinks most people there don't want a military solution to the crisis. we're against military intervention whether today tomorrow or in ten years time even if the regime is 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 one 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. freedom and development and they don't want to turn into a concentration camp a polly gone philology countries. with colonel gadhafi silenced a forever his most influential son is now looking to hand him self over to the international criminal court where he is wanted for war crimes saif al islam claims he is innocent and friends to reveal murky details of western leaders that dealings
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with his father are trees i have a bunch of explains. to some market deaf he was a man too much secrets which will supposedly be buried with him i think that there were tremendous sighs of relief all over capitals in western europe this is somebody who cut all sorts of deals with the french but also the british and the italians and to a certain extent the americans as well i think they did not want him put on trial for any reason and i am not misled is that surprised that he was captured alive if you very quickly ended up dead returning from diplomatic akes all was spectacular hugs handshakes and kisses from the heads of countries which denounced him get after he's now silenced but the suspicion around those who laid out the welcome mat is far from buried could go on for years to his group three seasons with but the.
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deal with him is constant and it. will go away precisely because that this incident situation was fishing probably grew up. in a romantic lead to a situation as it were proved that it was then british prime minister tony blair was instrumental in get deaf ears rehabilitation bringing him in from the cold in two thousand and seven but blair didn't lead empty handed trade between them flourished so did the cozy relationship there was six more secret meetings after blair left office his people denying they were about. releasing the lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al mcgrath he or britain would lose its lucrative libyan deals i regret myself enormously that gadhafi was but should he should have been should criminal court put all the trial forced all it's a question through all the terrible things he did and if you wish the temporary
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world previous regime to leave is tough. we need to know. what is dark. with. some details of the murky dealings have already emerged claiming the reputation of one of britain's leading universities the london school of economics agreed to contract with the gadhafi regime worth over two million pounds to educate hundreds of its future civil servants the director was forced to resign and now the university of tripoli is demanding the money back french leader nicolas sarkozy was never shy in greeting good daffy even letting him pitches tend to nearly say palis at parentline for bankrolling sarkozy's path to the presidency so says this man the one who could still tell all that of course he had never had sarkozy must give back the money he took from libya to finance his electoral campaign we funded and we have all the details and are ready to reveal everything.
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saif al islam gadhafi son and key right hand man reportedly ready to surrender to the war crimes court saif is going to have low information on now i think we're sorry if that tony blair intervened form to help him get his dodgy ph d. degree from the london school of economics one. degree or apparently was plagiarized as a lot of things have gone on so you knows about so i'd get their fees wanted to answer for his own actions in libya is drawn out battle for control but it's what he could reveal about the diplomatic deals with his father is keeping the western power players sweating after bennett r.t. london. libyan resident ali fled the city of syria to days before colonel gadhafi was killed there he claims that nato has committed atrocities during its intervention which only helped to destabilize his country. they used every possible thing to do to make this so-called the revolution successful they use
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gunships. helicopters they use fighter is all sorts of weapons that the. disposal so they can. make this successful so they've killed so many people to succeed in this operational fight i don't think it's a success goes if it was a success really being with being so happy about it i doubt it very much there's a big divide in libya there's a huge gap. between libyans. i mean parts or partially because of interfering partially because of let's be honest and say partially because of gadhafi. but but the way they killed gadhafi the way they treated him the way they bombed my city you. have
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a lot of civilians inside it who were killed as well i mean this just. generates anger and generates revenge. which in the future would be the fuel of another war in libya which i think you will be sooner or later as nato wraps up its intervention in libya it is leaving behind a country full of weapons. and special report coming up in an hour's time reveal how some former rebel commanders are struggling to tackle the acute gun problem. and on to israel now 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 are to post their brings us the details from tel aviv. one of the concerns people have is that among the
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hundreds of palestinian prisoners who are still in his radio jails and who still need to be released as part of that prisoner exchange deal that saw one israeli soldier return to israel in exchange 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 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 does 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 that deal there were more than twenty 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
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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 and this is exactly what protesters say they said that they wanted money to not be screened so much on the on the defense budget but for cuts they have to be made so that more money can be spent 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 harsh hand to 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. they reported for us there and staying with to live in a court there has sentenced a former israeli soldier to four and a half years in prison for releasing classified military documents some of the leaked files that detail military officials approving the assassination of palestinians in the west bank but those claims are being investigated legal expert
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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 directors 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 in a democratic system that pattern of behavior of violating it orders by the supreme court because of the supreme court said this and 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 usual system
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tells them to do. scores of demonstrators 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 there used pepper spray to disperse the crowds at least sixty people were arrested in the states of texas or down and california after police went in to enforce curfews removing protesters belonging and it was that nature threatening the demonstrations in your town for 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 the. reports from washington by protesters there are serious in their determination. the peace the nationwide movement that turned violent overnight in oakland. police attacked protesters with tear gas
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stun grenades. flash bombs and rubber bullets we had been there for weeks we had been taking care of ourselves there. no incidents with the police and they came in 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 arrested them and then they began to systematically trample all of the tents cut 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 at him and. footage of the wounded veteran and police brutality spread quickly the shock of it galvanizing the nation and the occupy movement across the country ira 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 forcible response five use that was from the stronger the movement will get the larger the protests will become the protesters
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through these past six weeks of being careful not to taint the movement's reputation with violence by and large 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 clinton to portray the protesters as radicals and more violence from the occupiers a lot of these people are 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's working on his ph d. at the university of california berkeley you know they characterize 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 that have historically been poor this is about now it's to the middle class that is
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starting to feel the impact of corporate greed that has run this country for so long as the movement grows bigger and more structured it's been. coming harder to ignore the message of the campaigners who call themselves the ninety nine percent and protest against corporate crime and government complicity protesters tense 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 anybody more brutal crackdown i'm going to check our reporting for washing our teeth. in a few minutes we report from the most anticipated cultural event in the russian capital in years.
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millions of dollars and six years of meticulous work with russia's bolshoi theater reopens after a major overhaul of the special court coming down. the whistle is blown over wakey leaks as the b. side is forced to suspend operations as it struggles to find growing financial pressure. a russian cargo ship is on its way to the international space station delivering tons of supplies for the orbiting crew two months after its predecessor crashed. so you rockets the progress module from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan and should reach the i assess and three day delivering food fuel and other supplies for the one and two astronauts from russia america and japan there's only half of the normal crew there right now after a similar supply module crashed after blast off in august temporarily suspending flights since the end of the shuttle program in july the so is the only
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transportation to the space station. and to get the backstory on the so he's missions as the space station's only lifeline at r.t. dot com it's more there for you to discover as well. the pyramid returns russia's most notorious financial ponzi scheme that robbed millions of their life savings in the one nine hundred ninety s. is back this time in ukraine and it's getting surprising number of investors and. all a matter of time russian digital devices a switch from daylight savings time ignoring a presidential decree not to put the clocks back details on our web page r t v dot com.
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a crucial deal on the eurozone debt crisis was agreed on on thursday in the e.u. efforts to save greece and avoid a further economic collapse the banks are required to write off fifty percent of what athens owes them after european leaders decided to have greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros europe's a bailout fund will be boosted to one trillion euros in order to protect larger economies of the region based political economist dr marcus kerber says extending the bailout is a worry for germany because. they don't want to pay for others instead. i have always hoped that germany sooner or later is going to wield the power to bring the continent to back to economic reason because we are in a phase of the euro agonizing and if so a certain concept is agonizing he should bring it quickly to an end the money we have spent on least is lost money and we know this i have said this in spring two thousand and ten we should have kept greece out of the eurozone from the very
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beginning of the crisis to stop contagion eighty five percent of the germans disapprove the government's bailout policy and sooner or later that massive popular opposition has to be faced by the german parliament they have to pay tribute to that they cannot go on pursuing a policy which has turned out to be failing. on the other stories making of the headlines of this week whistle blowing web site wiki leaks has temporarily suspended its publications in order to concentrate on raising funds the organization has been under heavy financial pressure after a boycott by the bank of america to pay pal they stopped doing business with the side after a long trail of secret u.s. diplomatic cables were made public founder of the website joint claimed in the freeze was illegal and promised to take the matter to court the president of the british national union of journalists belong says hitting out at wiki leaks will not deter others from publishing sensitive materials online. these acts have been
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taken outside of any legal process so their side of any international political agreements yet they seem to be ability to shut down a website that some governments find troubling. it's very unclear exactly what the motivations for the power behind them and it is it's a good steeply unsettling because there were other very beginning of the situation questions about. attention 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 the size and what they may have been asked by individuals within the u.s. government so. obviously one of the issues is there aren't really any rules regarding what companies can 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 sides seeking to do the same kind of thing and getting around the restrictions of wiki leaks placed almost all the votes have been
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counted in kyrgyzstan first presidential election since a bloody uprising toppled former leader kurmanbek bakiyev last spring leading the polls is the country's prime minister on mars back by a wealthy businessman who is promising stability and prosperity the current interim leader of the central asian nation rosa or. will step down later this year to make way for. winter the boat is seen as both a democratic milestone and a vital chance to repair the country's dangerous and dangerous north south divide in april last year at least ninety people were killed in the capital in the rest of the book you know that led to massive ethnic clashes in the south that left more than four hundred people dead. and now to more of today's top news stories kenyan jets have bombed the southern the somali from the g lead killing at least twelve people and wounding over fifty they were targeting islamist. rebels but somali officials claim that those killed were in fact civilians including six
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children witnesses say the jets bombarded a military base and a nearby refugee camp kenya sent troops into somalia in mid october to find 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 loyalist troops reportedly shelled a petrol station killing at least four people dozens of others were injured in the attack north of the capital where local tribesmen are now back anti regime protesters yemen's endured months of violence that has left more than seventeen hundred people. australian airline quantas has been ordered to end of the bitter union dispute immediately get back in the air the flag carrier grounded its entire fleet stranding tens of thousands of passengers and treated two threatened to lock out staff taking industrial action but an independent work tried being all over the
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airline and the union quantas should be flying again by monday afternoon although the long running raul over pay and the qantas yet to be resolved. the legendary glamour of opera and ballet has made a big comeback to the heart of the russian capital as the bolshoi theater reopened this week after years of renovation. was at the exclusive grand relaunch to find out whether it was worth the wait and the fortune spent on it. just three made from scratch it seemed hard on paper but it appeared arduous in reality over seven hundred million dollars of state money and six years of work to bring back all people and send glory to russia's landmark theater even the president side. it's been a painstaking process going through this nightmare was not only the theater's
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company but also the government from the side construction workers. site workers were the first to the theaters orchestra sang an ode to. a real truck driven on to 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 historic contours but by growing underground i think it's absolutely wise choice to try budapest within the old boat or to the building and try to modernize it without making it a modern 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 but. there is nothing.
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at all right. here but. what is the word bolshoi associated with in the west a full day is this a ballet. this say. this a chandelier. that credible standing there. and of course this a rush to see the stage with all salvi and symbols now removed came the last president of the us ceasar me heil gorbachev bela legend maya p.c. at sca as well as directives from the competition world class values including last scala the vienna oprah and covent garden precious opening night tickets for the wealthy and well connected only were exclusively available through the president's office and for others happy to watch in the chilly autumn and the opening night
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show gala concert was displayed on giant t.v. screens. and as the curtain came down the cheers so rob will from outside could be heard ringing inside the renovated restored. exit in a great show of art. and a recap of our top headlines coming up in a few moments i'm sean thomas thanks for watching r.t. international.
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and book a watch or to read with us take a look at your top headlines. in an interview with russian television syrian president bashar al assad one question not to meddle in his country's domestic affairs claiming that weapons were being smuggled to protesters from abroad his words come as international pressure mounts on damascus with the arab league calling for an end to the violence against anti regime protesters. nato ready to depart libya but concerns rise over an acute problem for the rebels fight for power and arms control and colonel gadhafi may have gone but his most influential son saif al islam threatens to spill the beans on western leaders backroom deals. if he gets his day in court. israeli airstrikes on gaza leave at least ten palestinians dead as opposition grows against the government's excessive military spending thousands of israelis took to the streets of tel aviv this week to demand authorities.


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