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and i see a reception a riot police clash with anti-war activists in the east on bold furious over hillary clinton's a visit who has pledged millions of dollars to the syrian opposition stepping up plans for a post assad future. plus a bribe for desertion reportedly offers the syrian ambassador to martini a one million dollars and political asylum if he did facts and voices his support of the rebels. the u.s. says it's going to tehran shows that there is no nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that an israeli strike on iran could be imminent. below it is seven o'clock pm in harlingen texas on
a saturday night but it is sunday morning at four o'clock here in moscow russia's capital this is r.t. glad to have you with us washington and turkey are weighing up bringing in a no fly zone over syria as well as getting ready for worst case scenarios including use of chemical weapons by the assad regime u.s. foreign policy chief hillary clinton has pledged a further five and a half million dollars in aid to syrian rebels during a visit to turkey it brings total funding for the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received a far from what warm welcome riot police clashed with a turkish anti-war activist from a leftist party trying to reach the building where she was to meet with prime minister at a one officers responded with buttons and tear gas injuring at least five people on car recently stepped up threats to use force in syria if it feels threatened from across the border while western states are stepping up plans for a post assad syria journalist don de bar says that by supporting the rebels they
are only adding to the violence. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical attack where some of the u.s. agent forces that are on the ground in syria fighting the government would launch a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for that on the syrian government i think that's a real possibility to a very dangerous game to play you on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state time is really isn't almost silent anywhere and that just is highly weaponized very angry and extremely religious the conduct of the war against the government on the soil where the syrian people live obviously cannot bring peace to the syrian people it's intended to provoke a response from the government the government has the choice of either not responding in allowing armed terrorists to blow things up to blow up their troops and to blow up and execute civilians all of which has been happening or to fight back which of course means that there are parts of the cities that get bombed and
there are people that are displaced these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria. the u.n. chief has it back to the presence of international monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of assessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days with a veteran algerian diplomat touted to become the new u.n. and arab league envoy after kofi annan quit here's artie's peter offer. it's not a job many people would have wanted you think but considering the situation in syria but it's that lakhdar brahimi will be taking over from kofi annan as the next special envoy on the syrian crisis now the seventy eight year old former algerian foreign minister does have pedigree when it comes to dealing with serious conflicts he was instrumental in forming a peace in the late one nine hundred eighty s. in the lebanese civil war in two thousand and one he was sent by the u.n.
as the envoy to afghanistan as the united states invaded the country following nine eleven he was again sent to iraq in two thousand and three for the invasion of that country representing the u.n. on that occasion but it's also interesting to look at what type of an envoy he will be kofi annan had quite openly spoke to both the syrian rebels and the assad government now if we look a little bit but our personal life is personal contact we might see a different approach from him but he's daughter of former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to where one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong family ties their jordan of course a country that has been linked to the smuggling of weapons and other arms into syria into the hands of the syrian rebels and jordan of course a haven a place of choice for those defecting from the assad government to go so perhaps we
could see or hear me focusing my attention focusing his attention on speaking to the rebels as opposed to the way that kofi annan tried to do it with speaking to both the rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from kofi annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he me the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. peter oliver reporting for us there no has reportedly tried to bribe the syrian ambassador in march allegedly promising one million dollars and political asylum in exchange for defecting the syrian diplomat is thought to have turned down the offer calling it flagrant interference in syria's internal affairs middle east history and politics professor jeremy salt says gulf nations are using their huge financial clout to help topple the government of president assad what about the gulf states is they have any supplies money. to buy people out and this is the first question that should be asked will these defectors how much they pay you how much do you get
and there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is ambassador worth what is a foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given all for one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would imagine that people would be offered even more and we know that the beginning of this whole process moving the qataris bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused he just rejected their offer so it's very kind of important poppy i mean anyone who's now high up in the syrian government if they want to kind of defect they're going to get a lot of money sure and they can go live in doha which might not be to have guns taste but they will certainly get a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own governments. of course you're with r t coming up the fall out from the revolution. egypt's few remaining jews fear as collating threads from the country's new leadership as cairo's relations with israel sour even further. and keeping the internet safe and free but is it
really possible to achieve both reinvestigate in a few minutes time. washington says it has visibility inside iran its nuclear program confident it will know if you run moves towards building a bomb the remarks looked to be directed at israel which warned earlier that the international community might not realize in time to prevent iran from acquiring a weapon israeli media suggests the country could launch an imminent strike on iran before the presidential elections in the united states plans could lead to a rift between the allies as the u.s. insists that tightening economic sanctions is enough the new law signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector and also shipping and insurance companies are to use on us to see a truck at the ports. according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his defense minister would like to strike iran as early as before the u.s.
presidential elections taking place in november this year now amid escalating media reports and expert predictions that such an attack could in fact be around the corner the peepers front page article on friday offered by its senior commentators and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that if it were up to benjamin netanyahu and his minister of defense israel would cause a military attack on iran sometime within the next several months importantly israel's security cabinet ministers have been resisting such an option for now what's important here is while israel is weighing this option we know of course that iran continues to. insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes exclusively and we have seen the obama administration be careful in urging israel to stick with diplomacy and now of course the big question is whether israel may in
fact go ahead with such an attack and whether or not it will wait for a green light from washington importantly experts in this article are quoted to say that if such an attack war to take place before the u.s. presidential elections there this would cause a major embarrassment to barack obama as well as really cast a blow to his success in these elections because as we know his main rival republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option. but he's going to see that you're going to reporting for us there from the united states now remember there are always more stories for you at our to dot com here's a look at what you can find there right now. in a shocking finding during a special operation in central russia the police discovered a bunker full of cult members and dozens of children spent ten years and underground cells without daylight. social media thrill seekers are paying the price for playing to the camera another fatality from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts online.
and welcome back you are with our team egypt is bringing military reinforcements into the sinai peninsula where terror attacks have escalated on friday egypt captured six suspected militants there after an attack last sunday killed sixteen border guards the campaign to hunt down the gunman it was the biggest in the region since the one nine hundred seventy three war with israel this time though the operation was welcomed by the jewish state however the tentative truce is not helping egypt jewish citizens who say they are living in constant fear the arab spring has made them wary of both of their new rulers and their neighbors as artie's policy reports. alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of her did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand
now there are fewer than twenty and certainly i'm afraid certainly i believe as a bad light i just be able to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and want the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threaten death it took us a long time to find sabine and when we did even longer to convince her to be interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see her talking to a television crew eventually she agreed to talk to us here on the street but when i walked her back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities at her that is for not to persons in my back to. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews trod these cobbled streets on the way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my morn after mitt has collected memories of the
many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he once knew about. this place used to be fool jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me and we always see it and talk about the good old times. but. it was a jewish man who told us that his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his is a way voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue. certainly i am afraid of those rules though you are going to look at not the but i've always said that your good programme is to do like to resemble good. that little country which few day to mention israel they may be divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of their neighbor. israel is a racist states which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in
egypt being in the know treats you continue between us i hate dealing with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous but. israel is a cancer our main enemy after the revolution of january it's now possible to cancel the peace agreement with them and so simeon spends her remaining days alone holed up in her apartment and suffering from alzheimer's disease too afraid to venture out and when she does it's only for the shortest time just in the memory of a fast disappearing world policy r.t. cairo. now time to take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world for you now. one hundred eighty people have been killed and more than one thousand endured as two strong earthquakes hit northwest iran panicked residents fled the area as aftershocks continued while communications and electricity were cut the quakes happened near the city of to breeze which has a nuclear research facility there however most of the victims were thought to be
from nearby smaller towns and villages. a policeman at a road block in afghanistan opened fire on fellow officers killing at least eleven the attacker who is believed to be a taliban infiltrator was killed when police returned fire this comes a day after separate shootings by afghan police one of which by a police commander killed six nato troops attacks by supposed colleagues of coalition troops have been on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end of twenty fourteen. a road accident in northern india has killed at least fifty two people and injured forty six after an overcrowded bus of fell into a deep gorge the driver lost control of the vehicle which was carrying the passengers on its roof at a sharp bend on a mountain road police figures show india has the world's highest road death toll with more than one hundred thousand casualties each year. u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house
budget committee chairman paul ryan he is best known for his attempts to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars that is being opposed by the democratic minority in the house romney's choices for his number two could prove crucial in his chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who is head of the pearls every greece is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to balance austerity to satisfy its e.u. lenders earlier ratings giant standard and poor's lowered its outlook on athens saying it might need another loan to survive. later here i can mr roger bootle tells r t that the only way forward for greece is to abandon the single currency. i think about greece in my view needs to get out of the euro i cannot see any way in which this current policy of austerity. and really. this is going to be very far from a magic. track record. price of crude greece is
going to go up possibly but the world so initially living standards are going to be squeezed far from bringing relief to the order great person it's actually going to make matters worse initially however going forward things are than completely transformed because in a flash greece is more competitive not the grinding deflation they were ten or fifteen years but instant pain is li greece's forty or fifty or sixty percent more competitive and the demand for greek output is going to take off that doesn't happen overnight but in a matter of months that will happen greek exports will start to rise greek imports will fall and that will generate employment and more income in greece so there's a trade off a difficult period to go through first of all in order to secure later greater prosperity. and you can watch the full interview with economist roger bootle who outlined his view on the
least painful way for countries to leave the euro later this hour right here on our team. protecting children from pornography and public institutions from cyber terrorism may sound as good reasons to control the internet but where do you draw the line between security and censorship artie's lucy caffein off investigates. it's hard to argue against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aims to do you by making it easier to remove harmful content from the web and give the government new. powers to blacklist pages even entire domains bypassing the courts but critics say it could be used for altogether different purposes russia's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark and protest about moves and it has been using this law to protect children is blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection that censorship. he could be the right reason united
states france germany my lawmakers say the bill is on par even weaker than what's on the books elsewhere but for online activists countries like the u.s. or britain are case studies in how not to regulate the web you can see the different countries use different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for any screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s. citizens are increasingly under suspicion if you see something say something according to these f.b.i. flyers anyone with a passing interest in personal data security could be a potential terrorist report suspicious activity before.
crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is considering a virtual border patrol which would scan billions of bytes and bits to stop cyber crime before it happens that's like sticking a microphone in everyone's living room so you can listen to all the conversations and what is really bad guys internet freedom advocates helped defeat to controversial copyright bills but the u.s. house voted to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give a government check and that's really what these bills have done in a lot of ways across the atlantic britain. it is on the verge of a web wide big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let the government to monitor every email phone call even s.m.s. this is the first step to go taken control of the internet already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off. the war
over how and who should control the internet may have been inevitable you're saying to yourself well no i understand this internet concept a little bit internet is. a little better. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and treading the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy caffein of our. the russian air force turns one hundred on sunday celebrating its send ten every in spectacular style in the skies over the moscow region the grand finale of a three day display will star national and foreign aviation aces performing death defying stunts over one hundred planes and helicopters are taking part in the event including russia's latest state of the art fighter the t fifty show also includes restored planes from the first and second world wars the famed russian knights and
of the swifts will also soar through the skies russian president vladimir putin said that more than six hundred new combat planes and one thousand helicopters will supplement the country's air fleet by two thousand and twenty. the us congress is struggling to pass a hundred billion dollar a year farm bill which also aims to reduce food stamp fraud over the next five years the industry's big hitters such as those making genetically modified foods are dominating the discussion ahead of nutrition and health groups but food historian ken obama says the desire for natural products is likely to grow. the people who hold hands to most of the most high. especially. those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't know the people testing it is something wrong with it there's always a constant tension in not just american families that are around the world is that
you have scientists inventing new things for a new flavors and very consistent things like that that go into our food and have other people who say i just don't want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and things that are grown organically or or at least stay in the belief if you think that the search object for it how our attitude towards changes then we move toward natural who is very big when i was his sixty's and seventy's it's come back now again and people are starting to do things themselves again in the room you know bowls and your meat cheese and things like that so this is definitely action against industrial food right now but i think it's going to be the next trend in a major way for the next seven years cow or hey that's eaten or it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line the thing is we don't really know what ten years after consuming people find it's that's how the something seeds but the government so far has decided that these are virtually quit or you know the corn g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test that you have
a lot of the same organs which i think you might disagree. well starting with nutrition what do you prefer eating cheap and easy fast food or taking some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives artie's resident reporter has been on the streets of new york to see who's keen to be lean and green. are you cheap and easy or all organic when it comes to what you eat this week let's talk about that i don't care you don't care so you don't care what you put into your body you. do. for the expensive organic food i mean it doesn't to me it doesn't really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i was getting a facial and there's a place called free foods right down that way and they have the best juices i've ever had in my life kale spinach basal i mean it's like and it's like changing it
sounds that listen it's delicious and expensive actually it is expensive but if you think about it a glass of wine is like nine dollars and it costs the same amount why do you think organic costs so much more regulation at least in finland it's really strict on what you can do and how you do it and the crop is smaller so that's the problem doing this and that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah it should be true that the world we live in a medical doctor is there that the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of transfer on so on then it can lead to cancer but genetically modified food cannot lead to consummate this nonsense so there's a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but why does the jammers have such a bad rap i think it's mainly some kind of propaganda a lot more people are interested to get healthier and other parts of the world so
where do you think america falls in that spectrum very well hopi city is the number one for kids here. is it just that lack of knowledge or do people don't have the money the time. we want to sit down for breakfast this morning and healthy i just got here i could not find everybody's running and grabbing about out of time so you're eating better now more again x. than i did manage to keep him on the straight and narrow or go to the fridge is injury i know mine the same way if it is not there you won't need it and master password or daughter grow food and whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the old average them you are what you eat it's. more if you are what you eat then i guess i'm a bit of sushi coming up in the award winning economist who's got a plan to save the euro zone by dismantling it but first i'll be back with a recap of the main stories from the.