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the syrian government says it will not pull its military from city use without written guarantees from armed rebels that they would move straight enough to. the ultimatum from damascus comes less than forty eight hours before the united nations expects a conflict with growth ahead of thursday's planned cease fire all the details in just a few moments. twelve survivors of monday's siberian plane crash now in a stable condition it's thought likely that failure to spray the aircraft with antifreeze ended up causing the accident. and we keep our players in egypt blockheads as the muslim brotherhood and the ruling military council indorse their
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prime candidates for next month's presidential vote. sunday is the deadline for all nations but several of the hopefuls already barred from running and the deadline for the short list to do next week. plus moscow's slams the sentencing of victor wooten vows to bring the alleged russian arms dealer home this coming after a u.s. court gave him twenty five years for conspiring to kill americans. but the stories that made headlines this week today you're watching the weekly with me will receive showing the latest u.n. peace plan on syria is in jeopardy that's just days before a cease fire is due to moscow says it will not honor its side of the bargain to stand down the military unless armed rebels provide guarantees that they will
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follow suit. correspondent paula the racist. this follows last week's understanding that the syrian regime was prepared to accept a cease fire put forward according to the former u.n. chief kofi annan and according to that cease fire come this choose day damascus will withdraw its troops from the major cities and then it'll be up to the opposition to meet a final deadline of six am tuesday by which they will have stopped all fighting following the road would have been paved for negotiations between both sides what in fact we're hearing from damascus is that over the past few days there has been an increase in violence and that that violence is largely being perpetrated by armed opposition groups and that's why today sunday we heard from the syrian foreign ministry saying that there there have been a wrong explanation given in terms of their commitment to pull troops from the cities by tuesday in fact he said that there had been no undertaking or no
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commitment given by kofi annan in terms of the opposition fighters being prepared to lay down arms and cease with hostilities last thursday we heard from the united nations security council in a statement which would threaten that it would be service steps if damascus does not end here to its side of the coffee and i'm pleased and proposal and according to that proposal interesting point peace plan both sides need to cease of hostilities there needs to be political dialogue there needs to be a military uncolored always against the backdrop of efforts at this kind of dialogue we have seen open to the pulpit for the opposition and that has come in the form of friends of syria which really can be interpreted as the friends of the syrian opposition and they we've seen the united states and its allies as well as other countries like turkey saudi arabia and qatar pledging increased support for the opposition and we've heard a statement from chickie saying that they may take certain steps if the violence
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does not stop but we've heard from others in the international community that moscow warning that as long as you have countries they do support to supply weapons and provide salaries to opposition fighters they can be no way that the syrian crisis is resolved. his policy reporting there well i mean time some of. the rebels are reluctant to give up the fight because they have so much international backing and so a space research benjamin it's get things the armed opposition is pulling syria directly into a simple. day getting so many signals. so many forces from the outside are on their side why would they have an interest to make a compromise with the government everyone is blaming the government for the violence they will be silenced and provoke onto actions in order to cause foreign intervention we saw what happened in afghanistan after the u.s.
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intervention we saw what happened to iraq we saw a lot happen to libya that is falling apart now. if if syrian national council of so-called free syrian army will actually succeed to take over then we. will most likely face. very serious serious or in syria with all these different factions fighting each other like muslim brotherhood salafi extremists representatives of certain minorities cetera and for more information on the syrian crisis just log on to our website our team dot com here's what else is waiting for you there right now just a click away from us activist group takes down a u.k. government website with a twitter message saying it was a protest against quote draconian surveillance proposals. and the egg to take action here we have. a t.v. presenter in greece bond with your good and eggs and live on the air is being carried out by
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a group of masked protesters who broke into the studio. all twelve survivors of a plane crash in western siberia on monday are now in a stable condition they were among forty three on board the plane when it came down just minutes after takeoff and near freezing temperatures thirty one including all the crew were killed it's thought that failure to spray the aircraft with antifreeze may have been the cause from the scene as our team stricken creates. i heard an explosion then we got a call and my commander ordered us to go to the scene in these few minutes you realize something was wrong as the magnitude of the situation hadn't quite sunk in amman the first firefighters on the scene yuri immediately spotted one with few survivors of the first thing we saw was the plane debris on fire and we started putting the flames out there was this one man standing alone he didn't seem to have a scratch on him then we took him to hospital. but he was shooting he said he was
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very cool he killed on our skins turn the heater on even though it already was on there are only twelve other survivors pulled from the wreckage one dying on route to the hospital the others remain in a critical condition the investigation here continues but for brief moment those involved stop their work that's the review family members arrive at the crash site a site where they lost their loved ones in the charts to pay their respects and say a farewell word out still through wrought contemplates. the. thrust into grief relatives have been left searching for answers and already some think they know the most probable cause and if it's true it's a tragedy that could have been averted. you hear feel to be the queen my look but the investigation is far from over and hasn't reached any binding
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conclusions black box flight data and a largely intact cockpit may provide answers but once teams scour the flight's final minutes looking for clues relatives of the victims are left to contemplate their last degree r.c. . an official investigation into the cause of the plane tragedy is still underway but aviation analyst christie defrosting is obligatory if the flight is going ahead in harsh conditions. you know whenever you're flying any type of aircraft in hostile conditions when you could argue that very bad weather is a hostile condition then it's incumbent upon the captain of the aircraft to take precaution before taking off and necessarily include the freezing the frosting the
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ice buildup on wings can have a detrimental impact so severe impacts on the safety of flight as indeed its formation only control surfaces of the aircraft as well so if it proves out. this wasn't bialystok before taking off. it's one of the potentially one of the primary causes of this tragic crash. but for most here this is artsy still to come for you later this hour waging a war on alcohol the u.k. government has been leisure drinkers and thrill seekers in its sights but critics say that won't stop the heaviest users from getting smashed. in egypt's presidential hopefuls are racing to round up enough support ahead of the first round of the vote next month sunday is the deadline for nominations with several candidates hoping to fill the shoes of hosni mubarak that he was ousted but now it's been more than a year ago in cairo with details our teams are going to go. it is true that the
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military is still rather powerful and it is also true that a more of the candidates for the upcoming presidential elections you can see some of the names which were very familiar during the mubarak era for example his former prime minister is a running for the presidential seat as is the head of his intelligence that was one of the most recent surprise nominations. especially after it came three days after him are silly man that is the lance name he stated that he is not going to run of course and change his mind a little bit later on now you cannot forget that there is also a very strong islamist presence and that is probably the strongest the strongest party that is or the strongest parties which are presenting their candidates for the presidential codes of course in muslim brotherhood which initially from the get go right after the revolution said that they are not going to put forth a candidate for the presidential elections and of course that their leader they
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made waves by putting forth one extremely wealthy businessman known for his brother rather radical views but then apparently they're having doubts of whether or not he's going to gain support they put forth a second candidate so you have two candidates from the muslim brotherhood you have several of the more liberal left tried to bring a left left wing politicians who are also of course in the race but they are not as vocal and their supporters are not as rowdy as those for example as for the islamists one of the candidates from the south of the party already said he wants to make. for example drinking alcohol absolutely illegal even for tourists that he wants to ban swimsuits from being worn on egyptian beaches and he also wants to segregate women from men when it comes to education and to lower the age of consent to about twelve years of age so they're not washington or any other western country
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. this is. the most radical is the threats of course that means to perform so after the arrests. and to boost his international standing the muslim brotherhood sent our first official delegation to washington this week as author decades of mutual distrust u.s. based analyst says america should think twice before teaming up with democratic political groups the white house you know we would hope that they're looking at the best case scenario but they need to be a little bit more cautious about the worst case scenario and that includes arming rebels in syria the arming of and aiding of rebels in libya when in fact we knew that they had ties to radical islamist groups and especially and specifically al-qaeda when you're talking about trying to divide the islamic world in the arab world it's a very hard thing to do you won't see ready allies for the west especially in some
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of the. i'm going to use them for lack of a better word regimes that have taken over in the in some of these countries that have experienced the arab spring and they're not friendly to the western culture or western ideals although they might like the financial backing that will come you see a lot of these the inspections leaning towards the installation of sharia law is something that is paramount in their constitutions so to try and ally with someone who is putting shari'a law in place especially when it's so antithetical to our u.s. constitution. the coin is truly in the air and that. you're watching on t.v. it's good to have your company today moscow is vowing to use all legal means to bring victor boot back home this after the russian businessman it was sentenced by u.s. court he was found guilty of conspiring to kill americans but maintains his innocence the judge gave both a minimum term of twenty five years stressing there would be no evidence of any
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crime had it not been for the american sting operation that set up as arrest the teams and us to see a choppin it has more. years spent five u.s. to hunt down one russian man tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer cash poor it into a sting operation snatched up from a third country alleged arms dealer viktor boot was handcuffed flown to the u.s. and placed in solitary confinement for months before a trial found him guilty on all four charges one conspiring to kill united states nationals two conspiring to kill united states officers and employees three conspiring to use an acquire anti-aircraft missiles and for conspiring to provide material support to the fark forty four year old russian air cargo business and fascinated hollywood one of our. requests.
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that we are any other eleven who lost his case in a court of u.s. public opinion long before his trial kicked off raising concerns of the fairness of his trial this is the lord of war. the merchant of death. and you've got him in your hands right he's in custody it's a great feeling u.s. officials were relentless in their efforts to get behind bars the so-called merchant of death is now a federal inmate american agents posing as fart members a colombian group terrorist in the u.s. but not by many other countries and the u.n. met with and then arrested in thailand in two thousand and eight after twice being found not guilty by thai courts the u.s. reportedly plea dirty by arm twisting thailand into extraditing him to america they're willing to flawed every international law to get what they want and that means doing all these illegal things in the case of the extradite him or should kidnap a good family also called us actions entrapment and kidnapping because i can accept
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the possibility that they might have some information that's might be of interest to someone but why is it that other countries don't just think to themselves that there is someone who has some interest in information and why don't those governments just drive those people onto their territory moscow's request to send him to russia for trial were brushed aside there was no official decision of an extradition russia called boot extradition illegal and question the validity of his conviction one of the main arguments of the defense that the u.s. lacked jurisdiction was ignored by the court which defense says the russian was aware that he was not in touch with real far members and all he was trying to do was to alter cargo planes majnu crimes manufactured jurisdiction and manufactured evidence kudos george matt has attended every hearing in the case he says is one of many victims of u.s. judicial power play feel that victor and in particular charges that were brought against him that he is innocent so you know i don't i don't want any innocent man
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with a russian citizen or troy davis to be you know sentence right or trying to commit to boot is the second. since it isn't any year since a sentencing on american territory for little crimes committed in the third mission both cases the major president said represents how worried he was trying to simply override the legal systems of other countries is this if you're going to see. washington used a legal loophole to entrap convict a victim that's according to american lawyer investment. the u.s. government takes a very aggressive approach extraterritorial like if someone is in london wire transfers a sum of money to an individual and beryllium under announced that they am the money kings through citibank in new york that pinging that touching of u.s. jurisdiction is sufficient jurisdiction for the united states government have to
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charge both of those individuals with money laundering the both facing extradition proceedings if they both lose they're looking to add up to twenty years of parole twenty years without parole as first place and no federal judge in manhattan u.s. government decided they wanted to say for a go through to the manufacturer in my view jurisdiction not illegally the form of an craft much where they were able to pull mr boot into the jurisdiction of the u.s. courts and placed him in him in extradition proceedings. thailand had him extradited to the united states. you're watching the weekly here on r.t. around two thousand mourners attended the funeral of demetrius close dolorous an elderly man who shot himself in front of the parliament building in athens earlier this week and the seventy seven year old left a suicide note in which he accused the government of destroying his pension with austerity plans and suicide rekindled and the austerity measure of protests with
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violence erupting when hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the city square to pay their respects protesters started throwing petrol bombs of police who then responded with tear gas depression and suicide rates have been on the rise in the country which has been forced to impose public spending cuts to deal with as well to their financial analyst patrick young says greece needs to take urgent action to get out of its dire situation. the greek government is bankrupt the greek government cannot afford to stay in the euro and pay its debts it must default ultimately that may be a terrible problem for a great many financier's and investors but at the same time i have to say any bank that bought greek debt in the course of the last ten years was stupid so making that absolutely clear the simple fact is riis must of thought on its side it probably needs to leave the euro let me just leave it most deeply at its currency
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it is going to still have many problems but the truth of the matter is that when you do get to this sort of extreme only this sort of extreme measure is going to be possible to resolve your situation and ultimately it really beggars belief that we have a greek politician the most highly paid politicians in the whole of the european union turning round and going oh well that's very sad when our constituents kill themselves when they themselves make fifteen dollars an euros per month we're going any difficulty whatsoever. as a backbencher me which is enough to manage to pay those fees of pensioners every month a new austerity greece it is now twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow over in bahrain non violent demonstrations against the government rage on with your authority is weighing in with force several protesters were injured on saturday
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when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets thousands rallying on friday we're also met with a crackdown and a march in support of a human rights champion who's serving a life sentence for speaking out against the bahraini government he's been on hunger strike for two months vowing to achieve either freedom or death the regime spin islam for rights violations by international watchdogs but the u.s. continues to support bahrain as a key arab ally released expert risks says the case will help to expose the truth. these hunger strikes i think they do contribute there you do it she had their goal because what they do is they reveal the real tactics which are being pursued by the regime but also to clamp down on the protesters the more and more such acts i think call for their exposing the true nature of all the crude practice which the regime use using and what they are that the laws it puts more pressure on certain western countries also than european power was in order to change their stance because of
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the visibly the regime and what i mean the focus is all on syria and what's going on in syria we're setting aside brain are we all know the fifth. does exist we also know what i think this is the main issue here that the train has a very close ally of saudi arabia and saudi arabia has one of the allies have been us so when we speak about the blackout being put on the plane i think first and foremost that this is a saudi arabian wish because the saudi arabians also fear that there might be a domino effect which could happen in the persian gulf beginning from her reign and then spreading spreading through saudi arabia the international community is still focused somewhere else that i think that all contributes to the anger which we're witnessing the popular anger which in the end i believe will achieve the end goals are starting with iran let's get some other international news in brief for you state television says a new round of talks on terror runs a nuclear program is set to take place in istanbul
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a meeting will be between iran and the six nations aimed at resolving the long running nuclear dispute with u.s. and its allies say iran's program design is designed to produce atomic weapons but iran denies this saying its program is only for peaceful purposes. pakistan's military says there's little hope of finding any survivors of an avalanche reaching gulf the military encampment in the mountainous kashmir region one hundred thirty five people are thought to be dead the search involving more than one hundred fifty soldiers sniffer dogs and helicopters has recovered over a dozen bodies so far. in britain a political activist who disrupted the traditional oxford cambridge university boat race is being charged with causing a public disorder trenton oldfield forced the road to stop running to their path but the race did resume after he was safely removed from the river cambridge went on to take the title after ultimate broke and this was the first incident of its
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kind in the hundred fifty eight year history of the race. christians of throughout the world have a reason to celebrate today marks palm sunday for orthodox christians of the day jesus entered jerusalem before being crucified and protestants and catholics are observing easter day of christ's resurrection the vatican has kicked off celebrations with its annual mass and blessing in some peter's square your thoughts calibur mark easter sunday next week. the british government is thinking of introducing a minimum price for alcohol in an effort to curb the rising level of binge drinking in the country some believe the measures won't worry the heaviest drinkers from hitting the bar with this story as r.t. as i have it. this is your average friday night now in britain it's not yet midnight but many
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people have already drunk well over the limit of was considered binge drinking and i know now that you think about people that line. the classics maybe. take pipes. maybe a couple shots just about. maybe fifty sixty it's this kind of heavy drinking that's being blamed for the soaring numbers of there for a liver disease in the u.k. i live in the heart thousand people die each year from the disease twenty five percent more than just a decade ago according to medical data most of those deaths down to alcohol abuse so how much is too much the recommended daily limit is four units of alcohol so around two points of b. but even if you drink. nights so points appear to be binge drinking and according to experts seriously damaging your health even lease is nothing compared to what many get free come last to what is really
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a very. good job and you can cause an amount six times more than what's considered safe by alcohol price critics where there is a very great need to address the alcohol misuse issue in the united kingdom the short and long term side of his on the short term you know the issues around getting weight getting in trouble potentially putting yourself at physical risk or gun violence or something along those lines those are all short term issues that need to be addressed then you have the longer term health issues which are issues around heart disease cancer liver disease the government blamed supermarkets for selling booze rock bottom prices just twenty. the pounds can buy you as many as forty cans of strong cider it now wants to ban these multi buy discounts and impose a minimum price of forty pence per unit it will force supermarkets to effectively
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double their prices on the cheap base drinks but the industry's adamant it's not cost that's causing the trouble the heaviest rain caused people to drink problematic levels of alcohol a least likely to be deterred from drinking by price rises one in five the minimum unit price would do is raise the price for millions of ordinary consumers a little is a section of society like it's because that is the course those are lowest income so it seems very unfair in a policy that's not actually going to be successful in tackling the problem drinkers at the moment that falls to the police the punch drunk punch ups a familiar sight come closing time the government claims ending bargain boozing will instantly cut crime and messily reduce alcohol related deaths so with the bulk of binge drinkers already paying over the proposed minimum it's clearly not the term for the bar them from having another destructive night on the tiles either
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