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bring 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 security forces among the dead but how were they killed during peaceful demonstrations or because some slogans being shouted or 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 mines and grenades that were put in place is packed with civilians this led to
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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 because no seven months down the line since the beginning of their 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. that eva three assad also warned the west that intervening in his country will cause an earthquake that will tear through the middle east a statement comes as arab league diplomats meet top syrian officials to promote dialogue between authorities and the opposition meanwhile 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 of dissidents syrian writer
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and a democracy campaigner michel kilo thinks most people there don't want a military solution to the crisis. we're against military intervention whether it's a date 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 what 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 fear. and development and they don't want to turn into a concentration camp appalling go on philology countries nato is set to leave post cut off in libya by monday night but the regime it helped into 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 artie's and he said now reports from libya. the war is over but the weapons
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are fully loaded. human rights watch has expressed grave concern about leftover armor in libya their number one fear warehouses thought to hold ground to air missiles which could in the wrong hands take down passenger aircraft it's through mate so our nato allies in the region which these weapons have been flooding libya and also libya is quite wild country anyway the population has has quite a lot of light weapons in its 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 that would try to control the bends if there is somebody who has worked and we ask him if he has a thursday show for this we are not. the. checkpoints have been
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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 trend this in committee to return their arms the question now what if they don't and what does that mean for pulse gadhafi libya and its stability and now as you can see is being secured here everything is under control and the only word things that we will make me turn is how to give back the weapons but we see something very different i asked this head commander what the plan is to disarm the population. i swear i don't know if you. see. that but at a makeshift arms collection center that covers one neighborhood in the capital we are shown this. to these are the weapons people brought to me today not many. walk
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down one block in tripoli and you'll see twice as many firearms. so you know how many weapons there are in libya i tend to have to eventually yeah i think everybody have a weapon some think the fun of arms in the country could spell disaster ahead in the vacuum after gadhafi and post revolt chaos as groups find out this just battles of 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 mates who actually either they've opportunistically used mater 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 with the gadhafi regime. and you see now a r t tripoli.
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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 the situation on the ground in libya at the moment and in fact you can see the fanshen between the n t c command and some of the more islamist led groups on the ground in fact if you see some of the fighters in the ground they have the characteristics of islamic fighters that had a long kind of history of from afghanistan onwards so this is the origin that the n.c.c. has full control on the ground is not actually correct and i would say that the events that we are seeing them could be personal friends that does could be their normal run of wars but maybe another party in libya could have presented their
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evolution of the aspirations of the legitimate aspirations for change better that and done that in t.c. that still has a lot of former gadhafi associates and cronies within it so that's really the nub of the problem libyan residental e.-l. cassy fled the city of syria's 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 used gunships. helicopters they used fighter is all sorts of weapons that the they had disposal so they can. make this video isn't successful so they've killed so many people to succeed in this
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operation moshtarak i don't think it's a success because if it was a success the libyan would have been 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 interference partly 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 a lot of civilians inside it who were killed as well i mean this is 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 well colonel gadhafi may have gone but some of his secrets could
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still pose a threat to western leaders. religious leaders most influential son saif al islam who threatens to spill the beans on how libyan passion helps nicolas sarkozy and many others in the power that is if he gets his day in the water and support more on that in an hour's time here on out. 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 in months and it follows a successful prisoner swap deal between israel and hamas are teaser policy or brings us the details from tel aviv. one of the concerns people have is that among the 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
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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 they 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 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 protesters say they said that they
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wanted money to not be spent so much on the on the defense budget but full cuts they have to be made so that more money can be sustained domestically in search for me 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 by the excuse all the security concerns are reporting for us there and staying with tell of the court has sentenced a former israeli soldier to four and a half years in prison for releasing classified military documents some of the leaked files detail military officials approving the assassination of palestinians in the west bank but those claims are being investigated legal experts says that undermines israeli wall. in this case a whistle blower blew a loud and disturbing whistle the military is violating international law and the directive the israeli supreme court in carrying out assassinations in situations in
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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 with raises serious questions about rule of law in a democratic system that pattern of behavior of violating 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 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 the system tells and 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 to leave their camp earlier police and there used pepper spray to disperse the crowds at least
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sixty people were arrested in the states of texas oregon and california after police went in to enforce curfews removing protesters belongings it was nature threatening demonstrations 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 as a guy and that's what you can report from washington the occupy protesters there are serious and their determination. the peaceful nationwide movement that turned violent overnight in oakland. police attacked protesters with tear gas stun grenades. flash bombs and rubber bullets we had been there for weeks we had been taking care of ourselves there been no incidents with the police and they came in in one of the most terrifying shows of force that i've ever seen in mind higher life and they came in and they either flushed everyone out
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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 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 did not comply the stronger the forcible response five establishment the stronger the movement will get the larger the protest 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 clinton to portray the protesters as
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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 need as the marginal and radical and fringe in order to discredit it doesn't really is about all americans it's not just about people that have a story we've been poor this is about now it's to 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 tens mushroom
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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 capital in years. billions of dollars and a six year. major over and especially. the whistle is blown over. the side is forced to suspend operations struggles to
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find. 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 series rocket sent the progress module from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan it should reach three days of delivering food fuel and other supplies for the one cosmos and the 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 soyuz isn't the only transportation system to the space station. and to get the back story on the soyuz missions as the space station's only lifeline at r.t. dot com you can also get much more there to discover as well. the pyramid
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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 a surprising numbers of investors. all a matter of time the russian digital devices switch from daylight savings time ignoring a presidential decree not to put the clocks back details on our website or to dot com. a crucial deal on the eurozone debt crisis was agreed on on thursday in that you efforts to save greece and avoid further economic collapse the banks are required to write off fifty percent of what athens owes them after european leaders decided
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to half greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros europe's bailout fund will be boosted to one trillion euros in order to protect larger economies of the region johan van overtveldt who runs two of belgium's leading business magazines believes it is. only a temporary solution in 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 this of course prevents for the moment that we really get to a kind of. escalation of the greek adept 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 different 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 and the truth have been put on the table already several months ago that is for greece to leave the euro zone but that
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is a decision everybody's afraid of and what has for example not been discussed now but which is very much on the mind 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 port to go. 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 under heavy financial pressure after a boycott by the bank of america to pay pal they stopped 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. says hitting out at wiki
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leaks will not deter others from publicizing sensitive materials online. have been taken outside of any legal process 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 deeply unsettling because there were other very beginning of the situation questions about. potentially members of the u.s. government jobs suggested or asked companies like amazon which was the first to take action against wiki leaks because they were hosting this 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
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getting around the restrictions of wiki leaks face almost all the votes have been counted in kyrgyzstan's first presidential election since a bloody uprising toppled former leader coming back but you have last spring leading the polls is the country's prime minister on mars back home by a wealthy businessman who's promising stability and prosperity current interim leader of the central asian nation. 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 north south divide in april last year at least ninety people were killed in the capital rest but asked a bookie it led to massive ethnic clashes in the south that left more than four hundred people dead. and now more of today's top news stories kenyan jets have bombed the southern somali town of g. leigh but killing at least twelve people and wounding over fifty they were targeting. rebels but somali officials claim those killed were in fact civilians
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including six children witnesses say jets bombarded a militant base and a nearby refugee camp kenya sent 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 oh force base earlier presidential loyalist troops reportedly shelled a petrol station killing at least four people at least twelve others were injured in the attack north of the capital where local tribesmen. protesters 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 threatened taking industrial action but an independent work over
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ruled the airline and the union should be flying again by monday afternoon although the long running 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 week after years of renovation. with the exclusive grand relaunch to find out whether it was worth the wait and a fortune spent. just remade 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 old 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 to theaters company
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but also the government on 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 to do better within the old old old tools of 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
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some of the world's greatest beauties i think the fairest of the all. right. here. is what is the word bolshoi associated with in the west of course they use this a ballet. this say. this a chandelier. that credible center near. and of course this a rush to see the stage where the old soviet symbols now removed came the last president of the us ceasar me heil gorbachev bella legend maya p.c. at school as well as directives from the competition world class values including law scholar the vienna oprah and covent garden precious opening night tickets for the wealthy and well connected only were exclusively available for the president's office and for others copy to watch in the cheek autumn and the opening night show
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gala concert was displayed on giant t.v. screens. and as the curtain came down the cheers all rob will from outside could be heard ringing inside the renovated restored. exit in a great show but art. of course 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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would be so much brighter if you knew about some from finance to crash in the sun. starts on t.v. dot com. welcome
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back you are watching our to you live from moscow russia's capital glad to have you with us and let's take a look at the top headlines in an interview with they were. television station syrian president bashar al assad warns western leaders not to meddle in his country's domestic affairs claiming weapons were being smuggled into protesters from abroad his words come as international pressure mounts on damascus with every arab league calling for an end to the violence against anti regime protesters. and nato ready to depart libya but concerns rise over an acute problem as former 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 back room deals if he gets his day in court. israeli airstrikes on gaza leave at least ten palestinians are 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.


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