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moscow warns of the un human rights body which blames syrian leaders for the houla massacre puts the peace plan at risk because the investigation still ongoing. of president putin reaffirms his stance on not taking sides during top level visits to paris and berlin head of meeting you leaders on home soil. from palaces to prison egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak begin serving life for his part in killing protesters last year but thousands are enraged to what they see as a soft center. of the world's top whistleblower julian assange loses his extradition appeal from britain to sweden on sex assault charges.
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hello and welcome you're watching the weekly here on r.t. a roundup of the top stories of the last seven days with me kevin know it and first russia's warning that the u.n. human rights resolution condemning the syrian leadership for last week's hulu massacre risk railing the peace plan moscow called it premature because the investigation's ongoing and therefore is putting pressure on the security council where russia is resisting foreign military action on sunday president assad insisted his troops had nothing to do with the slaughter of more than one hundred people in the city he blamed armed rebel gangs for the attack and outside forces for instigating the conflict to trigger intervention washington which backs the syrian opposition and the push for regime change admits there are plans for military action as opposed to neil clark a contributor to britain's guardian newspaper he told me western states are using
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the recent tragedy in houla as a pretext for a possible intervention. of the very first time we heard about this massacre the lives of the us and britain was the syrian government was responsible for any evidence that it. and i'm afraid that there's been a lot of pressure put on the h.c.r. this week and that's behind their statement which isn't very helpful at all u.s. britain france so do i think i do not want to succeed it's the syrian government wanted to see the russian china in the last few months there's been an attempt to western powers backed by states to talk with the regime in damascus and this reminds me and i'm sure remind a lot of people too about what happened back in the late one nine hundred ninety s. yugoslavia a situation where the loss of the government there was under enormous pressure as well what we had then was western forces backing the rebels against that regime we had massacred so-called massacres taking place we should being used as a pretext for military intervention which is what we got in the nato bombardment of
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yugoslavia and twelve months ago we had exactly the same thing again with libya but we had across the stories coming out of libya america and britain with the forefront of saying look we've got to intervene which is what happened in the end of course i said it's deja vu it's like one thousand nine hundred twenty eight i've been all over again meanwhile violence from syria spread across the border with at least thirteen people killed and dozens injured in recent clashes between pro and anti assad supporters in lebanon the country's also said to be one of the major arms hubs for the rebels fighting against the regime in neighboring syria but this deadly weapons flow is almost a matter of faith not just money as artie's rare for not found. a seller shows off his goods. this is five thousand dollars thirteen hundred eighteen hundred and two thousand the seven machine guns between two and a half and three thousand euros. not his real name also has a rocket propelled and hand grenades which he showed me in private. contact me
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every day we have a revolution next door. we talking shop his garage in tripoli lebanon on syrian rebels are his major clients but most. recently they're looking for a really heavy stuff we buy from her. they have a nerve and they're getting it for free and as iran makes their entire story. it will take no more than ten hours for this shot he says to reach lebanon's conflict and gulf to neighbor since the beginning of the uprising in syria last march arms prices have rocketed for some items they coast has gone up five and sometimes even ten times and the more the conflict drags on the mall look at if it is for the weapons dealers but money is not the key reason shaadi is a sunni muslim and to him is his holy duty to support his co religious fighters in syria for sure.
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and sunni dominated no flub and on where we meet the arms dealer those who want assad out are in the absolute majority and they are sending their religious brothers in neighboring syria a lot more than prayers. mad twenty nine year old field commander from the free syrian army was wounded during the siege earlier this spring together with other injured f.s.a. members his now having treatment in lebanon but his not stopped fighting entirely. we have supported the syrian ex-pats everywhere in the world or people from britain saudi arabia also send us money. walkie talkies. borders he says every day tons of these aid go through his hands but for him it's not enough as soon as he gets better he'll return to syria. is sellafield a radical sunni group whose influence in this part of lebanon is growing
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dramatically. their demonstrations in favor of the syrian uprising a role so part of the support package every few pounds. we also made some of fish a call might bakley one of the founders of the band islamic group. suspected of links to international terrorists but he says his input in the syrian revolt in sending the rebels the ideas and encouragement to achieve the ultimate goal. to make all the overthrow of the government would make all the schools speak for against these issues and make them all applies i guess the government and other selfish a can triple the runs this car parts shop at a confirms that every sunni and especially every some officials here in lebanon is involved either ideologically or financially in what he calls syrian liberation. already help the tunisian and egyptian revolutions we want to get rid of this
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regime. shake muslim doesn't wear muslim white robes and keeps his beard secret every seven feet short so as not to draw too much attention he says everybody sacrifices something these days just to see their mission and assad's. syria completed. an r.t. reporting from northern lebanon. on a top level tour of europe president putin this week patience to let the kofi annan plan come into effect in syria he was speaking out of a meeting with european leaders and some petersburg which kicks off later this sunday and i've got a lot to discuss to is a ridiculous carex playing. was it puts in is first stop was in minsk which many saw as an indication that that russia's foreign policy now will focus more on its closest neighbors the c.i.s. countries many observers also saw this visit as the beginning of the suppose that the plan of economic and eastern bloc now off he went afterwards to berlin on
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a whirlwind visit which lasted for only half the date was going to put an end german chancellor angela merkel who seemed to see eye to eye on the matters concerning syria now earlier in the week u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said that russia is aiding to the troubles in syria by continuing to support the regime of president bashar al assad to which of course the russian president prepared a response. but russia is unilaterally supporting the assad regime room we have longstanding good relations with syria but. the conflict if the situation and i agree with you they don't come in objectives. both russian and german leaders seem to believe that the coffee on species planet should be seen to progress to excess fully at the moment it does seem like it's hamstrung a by the seemingly unstoppable of fighting on all sides in syria now of course that
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not all leaders in europe seem to agree with the french president francois long also earlier in the week did mention that france supports military intervention in the middle eastern country and of course that is something that russia is adamantly against and that was one of the matters discussed by puttin on his last leg of the european tour which took him to paris now of course there is no agreement on the issue of syria among the european leaders among other issues which were also discussed or mentioned it during which and meeting with the french president of course was the issue of defense now russia's russia's adamant. the plans for creation of the missile defense shield in eastern europe a plan much hailed by nato and the united states as being very much needed by countries to counteract the suppose it possible strikes from the likes of iran and north korea now these plans worry moscow very much and moscow has been adamant in
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its demands that nato and its allies present written guarantees that this missile shield will not be used against russia would be shared. in the past we've often been promised to do so wouldn't expand then we were promised that nato wouldn't put military hold when the russian seen it expand and its bases spread you know we need guarantees but i'd like to say we're not going to escalate this discussion we've been ready and willing to help out is to engage in dialogue it is natural that all of these issues of course will crop up during the russia e.u. summit which kicks off in st petersburg today and although we probably cannot expect a major breakthrough to be done it is clear that a lot of people a lot of observers as well as all of the european leaders involved are hoping that some sort of movement forward will finally be made at least in some of these topics . have been venting their anger over what they say is
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a lenient sentence for the former president hosni mubarak serving life over the killing of eight hundred fifty protesters during last year's uprising they're also furious them a barracks two sons and several security officials have been acquitted let's get some survival for this from our correspondent tom bob he's live for us in tahrir square hi tom people are refusing to leave the square behind you one of the calling for today. hundreds of protesters occupying terrorist square behind me more of pouring into the square larger demonstrations are also being called for later in the day this all started yesterday initially with joy at the life sentence that was given. former president hosni mubarak but then turned to anger as a number of security officials in his administration were acquitted of any involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters in egypt's revolution last year people here simply say that the set the sentences and the verdicts are too lenient. the verdict
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has given the police the green lights to do whatever they want because they knew they wouldn't be punished hosni mubarak is almost anyway what's the point of this verdict we want those who killed their children to get life sentences and hosni mubarak and his interior minister should be executed. gild out this verdict humiliate a year and a half after the revolution those who are ruling this country escaped justice at the expense of mubarak and his interior minister we know they're going to appeal the verdict people should unite to prevent. mohamed morsi the muslim brotherhood skandha that in the upcoming second round of the presidential election toward the camp yesterday and he said that the revolution the started last year in egypt should continue and that if he was elected president
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he would make sure at least try to get mubarak back on trial and have him executed the top prosecutor in egypt has also said that he's going to try and appeal the acquittals of those top security officials and this all was set amongst the backdrop of protests both here and rallies in towns and cities across the country. you just mentioned there the second run this forthcoming presidential election just a fortnight away now while people on the street saying after what's happened in the twenty min the last twenty four hours really say about the choices they have now given the barack sentence. well they really focused on yesterday's bird. no said that that is the sign that the military here that the old regime is still in power and that they're very worried about those upcoming elections chuff week is the other candidate in the election he is mubarak's last prime minister a former general and people say that they are very nervous about him the other
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candidates he has had offices of his both in the capital and in other towns raided and people say that they were doubting whether a second round in the election should go ahead because of this fear that the military regime is still in control after chesapeake has said that he wouldn't reinstate the old regime but he's going to have a lot of convincing to do to try and make people believe. in this upcoming election it's really seen the fear is but that regime is still in control and that has led to all these demonstrations future demonstrations planned in the coming week including a million man march through the capital to live in cairo for us those who bring said today it was hung there behind you in tahrir square. coming up out see stability versus sovereignty the irish people vote yes to more cuts from brussels but with fears that more decisions are being taken out of our lives hands without
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a story about that for you and. nato led peacekeepers use live rounds of protesters as kosovo volatile north slips into violence again. the wiki leaks chief julia sons lost his appeal against extradition from the u.k. to sweden where he's wanted on sexual assault charges britain supreme court ruled on wednesday that his arrest warrant was lawful just he was not given fourteen days to appeal the decision which the world's top whistleblower says is politically motivated first reports from london. the truth eat three all not so. the supporters were out in full six weeks for julian assange tearing his appeal was rejected in a split five to decision by the judges after all the five hundred days of house arrest in person he's now on the brink of deportation to sweden to answer questions about sexual assault accusations he say's
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a trumped up basic point you remember that julian hasn't been charged with any crime in any country and it really is extraordinary so much pain actually joy it just for the purpose of questioning. it all began when we started revealing uncomfortable truths about the u.s. government the afghanistan and iraq war logs gave shocking detail about the violent occupation of those countries the scale of civilian deaths on potential war crimes all at the hands of u.s. forces and the swedish arrest warrant wasn't far behind i think this will send a chilling effect to over potential whistleblowers but if they dare challenge the secrecy and indeed in many cases war crimes of the united states they will face retribution and that's bad for democracy it's bad for human rights the case has been seen by many as a david and goliath style fight with a stanch taking on not just the legal system but the establishment that seek to silence him and wiki leaks and it's not just the government media that champion the
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songes of freedom of speech defend spectacularly turned on him in recent times he didn't want to be a member of the club. and that was the problem we could reach produced in a matter of. revelation about the workings of democratic of the workings of the world in many ways how the world is wrong when all the news by the western world put together. the word jealousy comes. in a further twist in the tale songes legal team managed to get him an eleventh hour extradition stay. a if they fail this battle is likely to end up in the european court of human rights it is. really a ritual. that should not be have. heard me on this issue but if he is disappointment among his supporters at the decision and a real sense that this wasn't just the last beginning
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a staunch and his legal team but a loss for the british justice system as well sir arthur london for well under arrest in britain julius continue to film is talk show that is here on r.t. again this choose day the next edition of the gig also catch all the previous episodes as well on our website r.t. dot com streaming whenever you want to catch up with him again for. the irish people in a big story this last week said yes to more you will stare at sea in a nationwide referendum supporters say this is set therefore to ensure stability and more rescue cash but critics fear the country is now set to lose the power to make its own decisions artie's laura smith explains. island says yes to writing european austerity into law and ceded more sovereignty to brussels the sixty forty result saw a split between rich and poor with middle class and rural areas in favor and working class urban dwellers against sinn fein leader gerry adams campaigned
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vigorously against the treaty and is now ireland's most popular party leader as a result the government real number of commitments during this campaign. we're converted to the notion that you can cut your way. up to get people. back into work. just banking. services as a result of the greed of private bankers. so we. hold to those commitments they'll need to unemployments up to fifteen percent welfare payments a cut public sector spending has been slashed everyone's feeling the pinch including publican jimmy killed near he's seen his turnover by hauff as locals batten down the hatches we would have had to and five full time employees and four part time
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we're now down to two full time to part time we had a restaurant upstairs which is now closed that's another three full time jobs disposable income is it's a huge factor it's the discretionary spend that people have that you can see it throughout not just the pub but the restaurant business and people are very very very careful on how they spend their money to pay the economies tightly pounds to the euro zone three bank loans and bailouts the treaty binds budget treat policy even tighter so that brussels will have a say over how island spends its money on healy of social justice island says it's a badly written treaty that will do what it's meant to do what we're looking at no is a limiting limitation being imposed by this treaty which we believe quite strongly means that we cannot put in the investment levels that are required of the scale
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that's required actually generate the growth to produce the jobs that are required if i was to get out of this mess that it's in thanks to the constitution the irish are the only european people who got to vote on the pact and all but two. but governments have already signed it the u.s. will give out his power to an unpopular treaty france's new president francois hollande has talked about trying to renegotiate the pact and germany's angela merkel despite having written the treaty can't get her own parliament to ratify it which should boyd baratz of the united left alliance sees a bleak future because of all of the gambling debts and banks and speculators have been put onto the books of the state that this would mean permanent austerity indians' worth of colt's every year for at least a decade or more in order to meet the treaty targets and that we believe will do one told damage to the economy which is already very traumatized for ireland it seems more damaging austerity is up ahead here in doubt blame every taste is
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bristling with referendum haste is there no post it's called the fiscal pact the bankers treaty the all stare it's the pact but the yes campaign has won the day with its message of stability in itself prepared to cede silver and sea in exchange stuff financial back up but even that's not guaranteed in a beleaguered yuri's they know it's me. just check it out see their com a website a few things they might be interested in you can join in with america's hard pressed ninety nine percent we've got our very own occupied facebook to let you do just that there's more about it online at r.t. dot com you could camp out and campaign with leaving your p.c. instantly as well it's up for a prestigious design award to see one take a close look clever. i catch me if you can the story of the saudi princess who tried to flee this five star hotel in paris with. several million dollar bill but she was stopped by stuff red faces not the first time either we hear the you boil
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it is been outed as we report on. it more than kosovo clashes between serbian protesters and nato led peacekeeper. have left at least six people wounded vocal substrata prevent troops from removing barricades that set up last year on the border because of those roadblocks were in response to the ten by i think obeyed in the thirty's to impose boardroom customs controls now nato troops used tear gas and small arms on protesters who responded with stones in hand and gunfire serbs in kosovo rejects the area's two thousand and eight declaration of independence from serbia political analyst alexander belgrade says the presence of foreign troops only stirs up trouble. the nato forces which are being called peacekeepers are actually trying to use force to force the course of the serbs to accept living in an independent kosovo which they won't accept and that's the whole root of the problem they've actually profiled live ammunition at
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people trying to keep the barricades and they're trying to keep the barricades to prevent the calls of all baiting regime from priest or not to get a hold of the north northern part of the territory so we've had wounded civilians wounded by so-called peacekeepers using live ammunition against bare handed people on our own people so actually peace is the last thing that on their mind unfortunately i do want to say that this was something at the beginning of june which was to be expected because there is a sort of a power vacuum in belgrade right now with just parliamentary and presidential elections but we do not have a functioning government we only have a technical government so actually what's nato and the e.u. and the u.s. are doing they're using the power vacuum in belgrade to try to to establish a new reality on the ground in kosovo. and service the president was sworn in on first day shortly before his inauguration he shared his thoughts with us about the
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situation in kosovo is north of the other challenges facing right now you can hear more about that is dent in just a few minutes we've got the full interview on r.t. coming up shortly. the u.s. and south korea have been accused of conducting secret missions to spy on north korea's nuclear facilities has come from a media report claiming special troops are being parachuted into the country at what's a sensitive time between washington and pyongyang america denies the allegations but the article's author stands by his sources. at present both the pentagon and the lower level command whose general i i heard speaking have both admitted that i did not fabricate the story earlier they had both said i fabricated the story he spoke in the present tense and it was not clear that he was speaking hypothetically not clear at all really it was actually quite apparent he was speaking in sort of the present and literal sense north korea tends to take
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a few days to process news reports like this before formulating some kind of response whether that response be an official statement or some sort of military posturing or something so i expect based on what experts are telling me that we'll have to wait to see what the official response will be i hope it's nothing i hope the general is telling the truth when he says he was speaking hypothetically i regret that this thing got out of hand. around the world to brief the day's top stories a car bombs killed at least eight people and left over thirty others injured in the north of nigeria witnesses say a suicide attacker forced his car through a checkpoint and drove it into a church there's no immediate claim of responsibility although churches are often the targets of sectarian attacks carried out by the radical islamist group boko haram. ten passengers in this mini bus died after the hit by a cargo plane which crash landed it garners main airport jet overshot the runway
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and plowed into a parked vehicle full crew on board the plane escape the injuries are taken investigations to be carried out into. that accident. miserable weather failed to stop student protesters from turning out in the thousands once again in montreal as you can see here talked earlier this week with the canadian government failed to reach a deal on the controversial rise in tuition fees the demo's began in february last month when an emergency anti protest lawyers passed over to enough. thousand people have been arrested since the rally started. bad weather was bad only one hasn't stopped people turning out in britain to mark queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee with the biggest river pageant since three hundred fifty years on the way at the moment to tell of a thousand boats of all shapes and sizes rode on the thames with flag waving crowds lining the river banks in london despite the cold and rain earlier on people making the best of it in true british spirit of the floating procession will be interspersed with ten musical barges carrying choirs an orchestra is safety and
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security of course paramount there five thousand five hundred police seven thousand private stewards on duty and about thirty thousand people have heard this security check so nothing left to chance their big screen this place along the river thames route the two ticket only friendly family festivals are also happening at the moment in hyde park in battersea park the big show there on the river thames a big event of course very best wishes to queen elizabeth. let's talk sport got the years in the sport within the next thirty minutes including the latest action from the french open also coming up in the next two serbia's newly elected president talks to us as a mention about his plans for the country now he's in charge my name's kevin thank you for choosing our live from moscow this sunday.
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