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the latest news in the week's top stories on our t.v. rights groups in egypt claimed violations in the vote on a new draft constitution with unofficial results showing a narrow backing for it as sporadic violence erupts in the streets. syrian rebels claim they are making gains in their push toward damascus while the u.s. gives the opposition a boost by granting it official approval. and the launch of defiance north korea blasts off its latest rocket despite global condemnation saying it placed a weather satellite into orbit.
seven am in moscow i matras or bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on our t.v. rights groups in egypt are calling for saturday's first round of a constitutional referendum to be held again after claiming there were widespread violations meanwhile unofficial tallies released by the islamist camp show a narrow majority backing the charter the opposition which has been urging a no vote to what it calls a discriminatory draft also accepted their opponents were leading with a slim advantage journalist bill true has more from cairo it's been a tense night here in the conflict in cairo as people have been waiting for these key results on the referendum of the constitution to limit the results of course the official ones will come out on the second round which indicates that it was a yes vote the muslim brotherhood together with media outlets numbers and mounting
up there saying approximately fifty six point five percent voted yes forty three point five percent voting this will see to be of course a major blow to the opposition forces particularly because in this round only two of the governance in both to the ten very tense actually voted as a notice of the constitution this particular stage of the referendum was largely seem to be the biggest chance for a no vote to the constitution as the governance involved i've seen voted against the president during the presidential elections so really right now the opposition forces are going to have to either drum up support in the next six days for the second round or final time to talk to you to do that campaign i think there will be heightened tensions of course i mean people have criticized the idea that the referendum is split into two days of the week in the middle with these results coming out because of course people are going to react to them as we entered the late stages of the voting process which had been extended by several hours by the
electoral commission because of high turnouts they were violent scenes in the streets of cairo and. what party headquarters the opposition. physicians and. i were attacked by suppose it supports is of has and i was now. the docs leader one time presidential candidates one party did i reports that ultra conservative islamists torched that headquarters talking with firearms until the security forces did report injuries so really we'll have to see if the next week what happens in the build up to the second round this crucial rounds the seventeen other governorates going to vote on this constitution holiday what a spokesperson for the national salvation front claims there been a number of violations while the opposition is also demanding a repeat of the first round of the referendum right now we want the authorities the election commission to look into the violations and to decide by itself whether
this is big enough in order to repeat the first round and in case we are going to go to the second round we want to make sure the violations are not going to be repeated particularly in terms of the outcome to this is a privilege and there were not enough judges yesterday to look into the or to supervise the vote we also complained about preventing our observers the preservers of human rights groups from attending the counting process according to a decision by the judges we want to attend and be present during the counting and we also complaining about the fact that the muslim brotherhood members were dealing with their propaganda inside the polling stations until the last minute trying to influence voters and tried to convince them to vote yes for the constitution claiming that voting no would that mean that you are an infidel or that you are against them so we're still holding a lot of hope the president morsi will listen to the voice of wisdom and considering that this is a draft constitution that's dividing the country even if we take the results that are being circulated right now it's not enough definitely in a country after the revolution to have a constitution that's approved by
a very small minority fifty something just. syrian rebels have captured an entrenched and infantry base in the city of aleppo as the opposition is making gains across the country and their push toward damascus new while a palestinian refugee camp in the syrian capital has come under attack by warplanes leaving at least eighty dead this week the opposition got and other financial and political boost with the u.s. recognizing the coalition washington says it's meant to isolate extremist groups while allowing the rebels to up their struggle against the syrian government. in a cheeky on looks or who is fighting in the anti assad camp. they call themselves martyrs. all those you see around you of the fighters you see are living martyrs and the living martyr has already sacrificed a soul for this country the syrian rebels say they will stop at nothing to defeat us out. some of them are so proud of their deeds that they post them on the web
including the execution of prisoners. or having a child behead a man who was presumably an assault supporter atrocities are committed on all fronts during syria's bloody civil war according to many accounts on the ground groups that do most of the fighting on behalf of the rebels dr tatar we come meet was a member of a jihadi still can you say twenty five years ago he later became a vocal opponent of radical islam that you had this have no problem to behead people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and they're all because of al qaida who have no hesitation to use any form of whip on to to really. control any place. religious believes an ideology the so-called friends of syria including the gulf states the u.s. the u.k. and friends many morocco to throw their weight behind the newly formed syrian opposition coalition two thirds of the islamist dominated anti-us not coalition has
ties to the. muslim brotherhood and cellophane and their idea of freedom for syria what about you it's a positive sign for us that our military struggle is characterized by being mostly islamic because martyrdom for the sake of anna has always been the main motive of people. in what's seen as a symbolic attempt to distance themselves from terrorists in syria washington has designated one of the rebel groups a terrorist organization but the same syrian opposition that the us supports welcomes the efforts of groups like al nusra the decision of considering one of the factions fighting the regime as a terrorist organization should be reconsidered. this is a demonstration of support for almost strike in syria with people hurt chanting we are students of osama. people here in washington don't seem to understand that if you don't like the government in cairo or if you do like the
government in cairo i guess i should say then you will love the government the comes to power in damascus because you will see a sunni muslim islamised government a muslim brotherhood style government that is absolutely intolerant fundamentally hostile to the west washington has failed to officially denounce the many suicide bombings perpetrated by the rebels in syria preferring to focus on the wrongs committed by the assad regime alone the u.s. is also ramping up the rhetoric about the possibility of the assad government using chemical weapons against civilians something that damascus says would be suicidal on the other hand many rebels are not averse to the idea of suicide in the name of what they call holy war militants have recently taken control of a toxic chemical plant in the country's second city of aleppo a video was uploaded to youtube showing them testing chemical weapons on rabbits we could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage or there are no.
humans will die like these two rabbits in its own words they also go. this fighting terrorists that has claimed thousands of innocent lives the measures the syrian government resorted to have been widely criticized but does that crisis mean the world should keep their eyes shocked at who's actually fighting for power in syria now in washington i'm going to check on. north korea defied the world on wednesday when it launched a long range rocket that it says successfully put a weather satellite into orbit but the claims were met with skepticism by the u.s. south korea and japan the suspect was in fact testing a long range ballistic missile technology north korea is banned from such tests by u.n. resolutions the security council condemned the launch saying it will consider an appropriate response while the e.u. is threatening more sanctions anti-war campaigner erik cirrhotic and says talks are the only solution to the impasse. these are causing us to have more talks not less talks and the north koreans have been willing to attend talks other nations have
certainly russia has another nations that if it involved in the six party talks and doubtless rent such as japan south korea the united states are less. willing to engage in talks when these things happen but what the u.n. said was not only don't use ballistic missile technology it said we must have a commitment to a peaceful diplomatic and political solution to the situation there and that's what is really crying out and i think russia and other countries must finally say now wait a what is the look at the problem but i'm afraid that the united states is going to step back talk less isolate more of the military base that the united states merrily south korea is building on july went in an effort to create a ring around china perhaps to deal with north korea are all setbacks to peace what's necessary i think at this point in time it is to step back from the process
and the outside countries the other countries around the world must say wait a minute a peaceful china south korea north korea japan has a region will have a huge impact on world east and i think that it's really incumbent that we put pressures to. peace and not for amping up the conflict at war. still to the opposition in bahrain meets the latest attempt by the king to mute their voices with anger promising more protests despite the monarchy his ban on public gatherings plus. the u.k. turning into an island of tax avoidance as giant corporations get out of paying their fair share while many citizens can barely make ends meet these stories and more after a short break. courageous
thanks for staying with us here on r t thirteen minutes past the hour now thousands of medical workers in madrid have marched against plans to privatized hospitals the government insists it's part of the austerity measures needed to pick the country out of its deep recession investment advisor patrick young though says the government's years of failed policies left it with no other choice than biting austerity. the truth is there is no money to pay all of these nurses and doctors there is no money for this loutish government infrastructure it has to be privatized so little there have to be salvaged cults because truly sabean has spent the last decade living on the never never it was built on the back of a huge property bubble the bubble was unsustainable nobody managed to manage starts unfortunately while we can obviously say it's
a tragedy for the poor independent healthcare professionals there's just no way to manage to find the money to aid them in modern spain here is a government that has effectively in an overall majority they can do absolutely anything they want and they seem to be absolutely determined to do more or less nothing and it's really a tragedy because they're not helping the spanish economy and they're not helping the people either and remember our web team is working around the clock to provide you with the best stories and video online here's a clip a quick glimpse of what's a click away what's in a name well it could be more than forty five thousand dollars because that's what one american man earned after selling someone the right to give him a new surname find out his motivation at r.t. dot com plus some time babysitting was not an easy job bawling twins drive their father to distraction as he calls police for help and silencing the little tykes the whole story online. britain losing out on billions of pounds in
taxes as some corporate giants wedo their way out of paying their fair share it's angering the british public which is left to pick up the slack while also being saddled with tough austerity measures but as r.t. sarah for reports the government seems fine with the status quo. well people from all of that tend not to protect this country companies like starbucks and apple and google at the moment it's really part of a much larger picture welcome to the world of tax avoidance illegal but morally suspect way companies and the wealthy have been dodging paying their fair share most people are due to discuss these companies do not the v.a. taxation which is a criminal offense but are void taxation basically use existing facilities and legal loopholes in the different regulation and taxation between different
countries to their advantage companies like. the head office is based in luxemburg which they claim is the center of the economic operations which is handy as luxembourg so well known in tax haven where companies can enjoy a lower tax rate but hang on a minute we're here one of amundsen's much of this to be sensitive in the in fact the reality is that many of our customers are their employees and many will distribution centers like this what are in fact based here in the united kingdom so it's not hard to see that the relatively small luxembourg office is nothing in fact is they say at the heart of their operations and yet the u.k. tax system doesn't seem to recognise it as ordinary british taxpayers who are losing out that's entirely on the face of it to run because you can register your transaction in different country and the place of destruction is the place of
taxation whereas you can have your activities actually taking place here is legal. surely then in the midst of a flat lining economy p.k. government would be eager to plug the holes billions of much needed tax pounds you can count spending but in the chancellor's autumn statement last week and it was the pelisse on welfare we were in the government's firing line why has this government decided to clamp down on bennett before clamping down on multi-million pound tax avoiders. well i think that the government is clamping down on that there's been a lot of money allocated by him but now that people know that. or doing their thing it now that people know that they've been avoiding paying that
amount of tax i mean it's no good doing it are not paying well there's a difference between people. who voiding tax to legitimately. and those who are illegally doing it there is a to do when we were. paying when interest. patented. let me actually answer the question once before you actually interrupt tax avoid is ok to legally tell you what starbucks and amazon and google have been doing is ok's that you're saying there's a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion tax evasion is illegal tax avoidance people are using the law to their benefit now if the law is wrong we need to change the law but for now the law continues to allow an exodus of profits made in britain meaning companies like amazon can keep getting away with paying less than the tax payers they're profiting from surface r.t.
london activists in bahrain claim there have been overnight raids resulting in the arrests of several young man after reports of police using tear gas on hundreds of . government demonstrators as rallies flared following the king's annual national day address the opposition is threatening more protests as the shia majority seeks to improve their political standing in the sunni ruled nation tens of thousands also marched on the capital friday continuing to defy a ban on public gatherings bahraini authorities have been violently of forcing their rally band jailing several human rights figures in the process hussein americans for democracy and human rights in bahrain says the situation in the gulf state won't change as long as the government which itself abuses human rights feels it has western backing. only in bahrain when you protest peacefully you are honest and you are tortured and your rights are taken away from you the king came up with a law that basically banned any kind of peaceful protest that's in itself is
a violation of international law so the violence is coming from one side and that is the side of the government. the government is the one has the and the government the one has. the prison the torture the city the extrajudicial killings that is a clear double clear double standard when it comes to u.s. foreign policy in the region especially rain and syria where the violations are committed and daily basis we. condemn nation from the united states . turning now to some other stories making global headlines this hour starting with libya which is shut down its borders with four of its neighboring states and closed up and set up a closed military zone in the country's south i mean growing unrest the move aimed at curbing the flow of illegal immigrants and preventing arms trafficking the nation's southern regions have been highly volatile since last year's war deposed
moammar gadhafi regime. a powerful cycle and has reached the coast of northern fiji several bridges and roads have been washed out and a few regions have also lost power authorities say about thirty five hundred people have already been evacuated the psych loan earlier tore through the nation of samoa claiming at least four lives and forcing thousands from their homes. alys thirteen people have been killed fifty seven injured after several explosions shook the northern iraqi city of kirkuk no one's claimed responsibility for the attack yet blast come only a few hours after a car bomb hit an office of the patriotic union of the kurdistan of kurdistan party north of the iraqi capital killing two security workers there and wounding thirteen tension in that region has been escalating of late with kurds increasing their demands for sovereignty. and government activists in moscow marked the first anniversary of the start of their movement saturday with a rally drawing around seven hundred people officials set up to forty demonstrators
were detained by police during the unauthorized event including opposition leaders sergei who dealt solvent alexei navalny r.t. zero piskun of was there some one hundred people gathered in central moscow on saturday to mark one year since the start of a government role just did not sanction any around these in this one off thing that usually there's. barger crowds could cause some additional problems they did hold long ago seasons with the opposition proposing other routes but feel to reach an agreement some deep tensions are going on the including several leaders of the opposition are also detained. and softly claim that they were detained lawfully since they say that all these people who gathered here are not taking part in any rally they just went outside to take a walk but all in all what's happening here is of no comparison really to what we
saw a year ago last december when tens of thousands of people gathered for protest rallies well here i said we're just talking about a few hundred people. at the leaders of the e.u. have accepted the nobel peace prize on behalf of the bloc despite widespread opposition the union was recognized for its efforts in promoting peace on the continent but people in oslo protested in the streets while several laureates demanded the e.u. be stripped of the prize artie's peter all over explain just what the people are unhappy with. remark or little children. will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of about them but by the content of back character. the one that candy probably would have become a laureate to the home being assassinated however the nobel peace prize is only awarded to a living person but this is when a test such trying terror especially when it comes to finances the announcement the
european union was to pick up the twenty twelve gongs sparked a heated debate the award was being discredited particularly after the outrage it was picked it up recently see what's the e.u. done over the last twelve months to convince the nobel committee it's with the of such a prestigious award. it supported regime change in foreign countries and several member states indulged in violent crackdowns on demonstrators outraged by the failure of the government's. skeptics and nuff it devalues the whole concept of the nobel peace prize what's really happening is that the european union is having its worst year ever at its mates and the international community coming to it's a brit to have been awarded of the announcement to be made in the very week but i went to athens and was greeted not just by tens of thousands of protesters but people dressed up in swastikas and giving it the salutes frankly i grew up in
a europe that was divided from east to west and i'm now living in a europe that is divided from north to south and never at any point in the history of this union has there been more discord of rancor that we currently got among more moderate voices there are concerns the peace prize is being used as a political football i think this award basically does a lot to kind of discredit past people who've won this prize. i mean it demonstrates a sort of heavy politicization of the use of this award now it's been suggested that this year's winner of the peace prize picked it up more for not having done something as opposed to having food the peace around the globe it seems like they got the prize more because there hasn't been any war in europe for many decades rather than having done anything specific i think as long as civic institutions like the nobel prize continue to lose their legitimacy and their spirit through
political favoritism and these prizes are always political but such a blatant and obvious political favoritism and maneuvering i think it actually takes something away and i think it's actually damaging that leaves the whole institution off the prize facing the question whether the nobility is being drained from the nobel peace or all of the r.t. . and coming up after a short break we brace the cold weather and travel to the north of russia and visit the port city of more months stay with us. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom are looking for the big picture.
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