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markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. cause a report on. this edition shows that there was smuggling to syria from neighboring states become pain was funded by foreign investors and we have a list of those who are responsible for this. in an interview with a russian television channel syrian president bashar al assad warns western leaders not to meddle in his country's domestic affairs his words come as international pressure mounts on damascus with the arab league calling for an end to the violence against anti regime protesters. and in this week's top stories nato ready to depart libya but concerns rise over an acute problem as former rebels fight for power and arms control. and outbreak of deadly fire between israel and gaza as
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tens of thousands of israelis return to the streets of tel aviv to protest against just the fortunate government spending in favor of the military. and denver round up u.s. cities authorities lose patience with occupy wall street protesters detaining doesn't it has no hope of seizing belongings. bringing you a recap of the top stories from the past week this is r.t. live from moscow i'm sean thomas and these are your top stories in an interview with a russian television channel a syrian president bashar al assad says he is willing to cooperate with all opposition parties that have emerged during the seven month uprising 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
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security forces among the dead how were they killed you know people during peaceful demonstrations or because some slogans being shot you don't know who 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 mines in grenades they 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 in syria geisha of terrorists shows that goes on smoking to syria from neighboring states become pain was funded from abroad and we have a list of those who are responsible for this. that we have
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a facade also one of the west that intervening in his country will cause an earthquake that will tear through the middle east the statement comes as arab league diplomatically tartarin officials to promote dialogue between authorities out of the opposition while the united nations says more than three thousand have been killed in the country since the start of protests in march and a call on the syrian leader to end of the highlights but this it in syrian writer and a democracy campaigner we shall clear up thanks 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 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 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 of freedom and development and they
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don't want to turn into a concentration camp pollack on the larger countries and nato is set to leave post could argue libya by monday night but the regime it helped into power now faces a nationwide gun problem and 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 r.t. the next hour now reports from what. 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 box on hold ground to air missiles 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 flooding libya and also libya is quite a world country anyway the population has has quite
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a lot of light weapons in his possession and those light weapons are becoming a heavy burden on the national transitional council now relying on an army of former rebels for security we try to control the bends and we check if there is somebody who has worked and we ask him if he has authorization for this what are . the. 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 cuts gadhafi in libya and its stability and now as you can see is being secured here everything's under control and the only word things that you will make some mechanism how to give back the weapons we see something very different i asked the head commander what
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a plan is to disarm the population and i swear i don't know if you. select you know that it was at the home of the cdrom a. man who had a makeshift arms collection center that covers one neighborhood in the capital we are shown this. to these other weapons people brought to me today not many. not down one block in tripoli and you'll see twice as many firearms. do you know how many weapons there are or maybe i think it's like if they're within seventy yeah i think everybody have. some think the fun of arms in the country could spell disaster ahead in a vacuum after gadhafi imposed revolt chaos as proof i doubt this is a battle for power. what you have now in libya is
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schools of armed factions who have no respect for each other and who have no respect for mates are 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 an intensification of the civil war between increasingly the factions which have overthrown because off the regime. and you see now a r t tripoli. libya's national transitional council which was never elected and is now in power some of its members are ex khadafi loyalists and many of its fighters are said to have links to al qaeda middle east commentator carl charo thinks libya has turned into a volatile country. people have way too much faith in the n t c which is quite obviously not in control of this generation on the ground in libya at the moment and in fact you can see the sentient between the anti see command and some of the more islamist led groups on the ground and in fact if you see some of the fighters
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in the ground they have the kind of terrorist acts of islamist fighters that have a long kind of history of from afghanistan on words so this is huge and 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 vendettas could be the normal run of wars but maybe another party in libya could have represented their evolution of the aspirations of the legitimate aspirations for change better that and than that entity that still has a lot of former. associates and cronies within it so that's really the nub of the problem libyan residental we are cars he fled the city of circe days before colonel gadhafi was killed there he claims that nato has committed atrocities during its intervention which only helped to destabilize this country. they used every possible thing to do to make this so-called the revolution successful they used
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gunships. helicopters they used fighter is. this of weapons that. this was so they can. get. this to be used and successfully kill so many people through to succeed in this operation i don't think it's a success because if it was a success religion would have been so happy about it i doubt that very much there's a big divide in libya there's a huge gap. between libyans. i mean parts or partially because of interference only partially because of let's be honest and say partially because of gadhafi. 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. were killed as well i mean this just. generates anger and generates revenge. which which is in the future would be the fuel of another war in libya which i think it will be sooner or later well colonel gadhafi may have gone but some of his secrets could still pose a threat to western leaders. religious leaders most influential son saif al islam who threatens to spill the beans on how libyan cash helped because it's sort of they understand the power that if you give his name one fourth one that you know now is fine you're on our team. 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's the worst outbreak of violence
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and months and follows a successful prisoner swap deal between israel and hamas are teaser 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 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 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 does jeopardize that prisoner exchange deal and that it will be almost a convenient excuse for the israelis not to release the hundreds of palestinian prisoners that it is still committed to release as part of that you know there were more than twenty thousand people that took to the streets of tel aviv they were not
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surprised by the violence they say that this is something that has happened in the past and it is the government's way of the tracting 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 and this is exactly what poachers to say they say that they want money to not be strained so much on the on the defense budget for cuts there to be made so that more money can be streamed 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 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 at times post their reporting for us there and staying with tell of a very court has sentenced a former israeli soldier for half years in prison for releasing classified military
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documents some of them lead to files that detail military officials approving the assassination of palestinians in the west bank but those claims aren't even being investigated sorry she says that divides 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 the stockings conduct which raises serious questions about rule of law and number system that pattern of behavior violating orders by the supreme court because of the supreme court said that if 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
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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 you just system 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 oregon and california after police went to to enforce curfews removing protesters belongings it was nature threatening demonstrations in new york after the city was hit by a seasonal snow blizzard however the activists say they are ready to withstand harsh weather conditions at their point and as the guy in the future crime reports from washington the occupy protesters there are serious in their determination. the peaceful nationwide movement that turned violent overnight in oakland.
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police attacked protesters with tear gas stun grenades. flash thompson rubber bullets we had been there for weeks we had 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 arrested them and then they began to systematically rampal all of that sets 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. google says the company received requests from local law enforcement agencies to remove you tube videos of police brutality they
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did not comply the stronger of forcible 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 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 plans to portray the protestors as radicals and more violence from the occupiers a lot of these people are professional agitators 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 they you know they characterize you know it's a big. perspective. marginal and radical fringe in order to discredit it this moment really is about all americans it's not
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just about people that have a story we've been poor this is about now it's true the middle class that is 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 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 r.t. . and in a few minutes we report from the most anticipated cultural event in the russian
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capital in years. billions of dollars in the six years of meticulous work russia's bolshoi theatre wilkins after a major overhaul of our t.v. special report coming up. in the whistle is blown over wiki leaks as of this site is forced to suspend operations as it struggles to fight going 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 the progress module from the black north cosmodrome in kazakhstan it should reach the eye assess in three days it delivered food and fuel and other surprise for the one cosmos and two astronauts from russia america and japan
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there's only half the normal curve there right now for a similar supply module crashed after blast off in august temporarily suspending flights since the end of nasa shuttle program in july a soyuz isn't the only transportation system to the space station. and you get the backstory on the stories missions as the space missions only lifeline at r.t. dot com you can also get much more there to discover as well. the pyramid returns russia's most notorious financial ponzi scheme that robbed millions of their life savings in the one thousand nine hundred years back this time in ukraine and it's giving it surprising numbers of investors. all a matter of time the russian digital devices switch from daylight savings time ignoring a presidential decree not put the. details on our website. a
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crucial deal on the eurozone debt crisis was agreed on on thursday in the e.u. efforts to save greece and avoid further economic collapse but banks are required to write off fifty percent of what athens owes them after european leaders decided to greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros europe's will be boosted to one trillion euros in order to protect larger economies of the region yohan that van overtveldt who 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 in business really not the bazooka everybody has been asking for i would describe it as a lot of this of course prevents for the moment that we really get to
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a kind of. escalation of the greek example of allegiance and i'll go in the direction not only eighty percent of g.d.p. but you cannot call this a structural resolution to the different breed 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 and the truth had been put on the table already several months ago for greece to leave the euro zone but that is a decision everybody's afraid of and what has for example not been 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 to rapidly now so if one does the action today on greece run immediately has the good a similar kind of action into operation which is. on the other stories making the headlines this week whistle blowing web site wiki leaks has temporarily suspended publications in order to concentrate on raising funds the organization has been
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under heavy financial pressure after a boycott by the bank of america very sad paper they started doing business with the site after a long trail of secret u.s. diplomatic cables were made public the founder of the website julian assange claimed the freeze was illegal and promised to take the matter to court the president of the british national union of journalists don't archer says hitting out at wiki leaks will not get her others from publicizing sensitive materials online. these acts have been taken outside of any legal process side of any international political agreements yet they seem to have the ability to shut down a website that some governments find troubling. it's it's very unclear exactly what the motivations what the power behind them and it is it's a bit stupid 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
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action against wiki leaks because they were hosting the saudis but there may have been asked by individuals within the u.s. government so. i was 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 sites seeking to do the same kind of thing and getting around the restrictions of wiki leaks right. almost all the votes have been counted in kyrgyzstan first presidential election since a bloody uprising toppled former leader coming back last spring leading the polls that is the country's prime minister on mars back at home by a wealthy businessman who's promising stability and prosperity current interim the leader of the central asian nation the laws are viable will step down later this year to make way for the winner the vote is seen as both a democratic stone and a vital chance to repair the country's dangerous north south divide in april last
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year at least ninety people were killed in the capital me under arrest white house . it led to massive ethnic clashes in the south but left more than four hundred people. and in more of today's top news stories kenyan jets have bombed the southern somali town of ji lead with killing at least twelve people and wounding over fifty they were targeted promised by rebels but somali officials claim those killed were in fact civilians including six children witnesses say jets one boarded a militant base and a nearby refugee camp kenya center troops into somalia in 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 at least twelve others were injured
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in the attack north of the capital where local tribesmen now back on type of regime protesters means and door the months of violence that has left more than a seven hundred people died. australian airline quantas has been ordered to end of the bitter union dispute immediately get back in here the flag carrier grounded its entire fleet stranding tens of thousands of passengers and threatened to lock out staff taking industrial action but an independent work tribunal over ruled the airline and the union punches should be flying again by monday afternoon although the long running routes over pay and cuts is yet to be resolved the legendary glamour of czarist opera and ballet has made a big comeback to the heart of the russian capital as the bolshoi theatre reopened this weekend after years of renovation cutting across. the exclusive grand relaunch to find out whether it was worth the wait and a fortune spent. just screw made from
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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 sent glory to russia's landmark theater even the president side. it's been a painstaking process going through this nightmare it was not only to feed us company but also the government on the side construction workers. site workers one of the first for the theatres 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
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size and not by growing wider the bolshoi has remained in its historic on tours but by growing underground i think it's actually wise choice to try budapest within the old tools of the building it drives water as it without making it or mortar and modern looking it is definitely not kilo's a 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. paris. all right. here. is what is the word bolshoi associated with interest of the day is this a ballet. this. this a chandelier. that credible standard. and of course this a rush to see the stage with old soviet symbols now removed came the last president
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of the u.s.s.r. me heil gorbachev bela legend maya p.c. at school as well as directions from the competition world class values including last scala the vienna oprah and cotton garden precious opening night tickets for the wealthy and well connected only were exclusively whaleboat with the president's office and four others happy to watch in the cheek and the opening night show calico concert was displayed on giant t.v. screens and as the curtain came down the cheers of rubble from outside could be heard running inside the renovated restored welsh exuding a great show of our team most. and of course it was a big night for everyone in russia when that stage reopened 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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