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scenes in egypt where clashes continue to rage protestors against the government and the death sentences for those involved in last year's football stadium massacre continue to vent their anger at. the french military machine a rolls over islamic militants in mali but fears the european country could be seeking to recall in the eyes of territory. by britain's prime minister david cameron and finally commits to holding a referendum on breaking away from the e.u. that's sparking a new wave of criticism. welcome
to the program here. with the top headlines of the week. in cairo tear gas canisters are being thrown back and forth by police and government protesters on the fourth consecutive day of street violence in egypt so far at least forty eight people have been killed and the deadliest clashes shook the city of port where crowds infuriated by the death sentences handed down over a football stadium riot to try to storm a prison his bell true with an update from the capital. here in the capitol there are clashes raging between protesters and security forces on they call me on a key areas near government buildings this is just a tear gas in the air here in downtown cairo rocks have also been exchanged security have presence around the government buildings as the focus of the anger
here the protesters is very much against morsi ministration they saying that the president is not going to just admit he can't run the country and he hasn't listened to their demands to the unrest here is still continuing it's very tense that input saeed as well as the situation in egypt really descends into a bit of a crisis president ahmed most accounts of his travel plans yesterday and met with his national defense council to discuss the deepening crisis across the country and one of the options at this meeting was that they may consider an emergency status we don't know the details of what that would actually mean but of course here in egypt they lived under the most state of emergency for thirty years in the bark which led to protests being banned and censorship being legalized something people would really be very angry with and want to avoid to get to see if the situation continues on the streets of cairo imports i need and we see further deaths and they may resort to emergency status but here we don't actually know what's going on quite yet of course a lot of anger towards the president this started just at the end of last year when
he pushed through what was very seen as an unpopular constitution drafted by islamist dominated constituent assembly people also say that he has not made any of the changes that were called for during the joiners of the five i believe in two years ago so he's really lost quite a lot of legitimate see on the streets at the moment we're seeing a very restive undivided egypt. i mean more like gunfire has been reported at the funerals of some of those killed on saturday imports of violence has flared up there after people became enraged at the capital punishment verdict delivered to twenty one defendants those defendants accused of taking part in a stadium massacre last year let's go live reaction now to the developments from political analyst us. joining us live here on r.t. it's good to see you today so we're just getting a little bit of an unclear picture but ok now everything's absolutely fine here on r.t. we've got to ask the question as we've heard reports of anti morsi chanting at the funeral march in port sayed why is a funeral march turned into a protest. it's
very very difficult situation in egypt but we have to disentangle between two issues the first one is. again is the government again is of president morsi and the second hand violence. some people would like. is a situation in a very violent image in the egyptian society so we have to distinguish between two things first of all if illusionary forces who are looking good for. implementation of the slogans of evolution in egypt freedom and justice are struggling to do it and other groups we would like to threaten stability of the situation in egypt and we have to be. very gracious to uncover all those people who brokered violence will support the violence or
violence violence because it's too difficult to build our democracy on such a violence but at the same time the government has has to be willing to start a new process of national reconciliation we have to hear from people in history that we have to hear from a younger generation who are protesting who are defending their revolution who are looking for better parts gratian in the political scene but unfortunately the government is this still looking into the situation room very narrow perspective they limit what's going on on any street into violence and into violent rules and ignoring the fast if there are so you talk about the need for national reconciliation i'm sorry to jump in but you talk about the need for national reconciliation from what i understand our troops and armored vehicles have been deployed in port saïd and suez or g.g. think that's going to help ease tensions. we have to do it in
all cases we have to do it because we have. the good news and we have the. mentation in egyptian society and you have to overcome it one. solution is to bring get everybody to a national dialogue under trying to solve our problem number one we have to get free and deferred election number two we have to look into the constitution and amend the some disputed articles number three we have to see what we can do we have to get a capable government which he can implement. policies satisfying people unfortunately we have been seen until now any government official is speaking to people including the president himself mr fossett mr foss you talk about a disconnect between the government and the people here but we almost marking almost exactly the two year anniversary of the revolution that got hosni mubarak
tossed from power the muslim brotherhood comes in you talk about that the calls for free and fair elections constitutional reform didn't didn't the majority of egyptians get the right people into the government they were voting for all along. i have i am quite skeptical about. the current rhetoric in egyptian society kind of political rhetoric by the muslim brotherhood or order it's a political. justice under freedom bertie because when we discussed last week. the election law some demands made by oprah's ition discarded and brushed aside by ism of them but as a whole and they did then didn't take into account what the opposition spoke about particularly some requirements for a free and fair election and also i have to acknowledge is that we had the national the organs of presidential ballots for more than four months. and we discussed over
eight or to seven. including the draft law of election law but unfortunately after all the political parts agreed whole parts bit did in the along agreed. agreed upon as a draft of the draft law the muslim brotherhood themselves didn't fulfill their obligation to ensure the council and it changed some some important exactly which i thought you know we don't know yet that we understand the most we do understand the muslim brotherhood did manipulate the constitution and some way or another to essentially cement themselves in power for for who knows how long the question is do you think the muslim brotherhood is willing to allow for some sort of reform with the constitution to allow for some sort of new political movement here. i don't think saw a list the fear that people in history it. challenges them a challenge little thirty particularly in terms of going to situational amendment
we are hearing all the time that people in muslim brotherhood do not want to change the constitution and seize of the constitution is a pistol over the globe. thought i think more people to exercise but it showed on them. reacted positively under tried to accommodate all political. political factions within a new political system i'm afraid the muslim brotherhood would like to manipulate the state apparatus force of sick people speaking about this issue and we have to build a new democratic system build on. mutual put it this in egypt and others. one political party. people only want to live in the regular three four days four consecutive days of violence here and as you are suggesting perhaps they will be more violence and protests to come are some a fallacy
a political analyst we don't have any more time to thank you very much indeed for coming on r.t. today thank you sir thank you. i turn your attention now from egypt to that of mali where the french intervention force is continuing its advance and helping the local unelected government beat back islamic militants several french allies including britain and the u.s. are also providing support for the military offensive that the coalition now finds itself fighting the same sort of people that helped to bring to power in libya and this report now from our point. which have even. wanted peace you wanted freedom you wanted economic progress france great britain europe will always stand by the libyan people of course. but a regional crisis probably wasn't what mr sarkozy anticipated when he was spearheading the military operation to topple moammar gadhafi although the former
french president can't say that he hadn't been warned personally i play a significant role in establishing peace in those regions of africa should the situation in libya be unstable al-qaeda will establish its rule a lot and will return and libya will be another afghanistan the terrorists will flood to europe cut to paris and almost two years later market southeast words could well be ringing in me is of need what i saw was the successor francois hollande having just sent troops to mali france's new leader could well be learning that every action has a reaction. secu so not only did the french intervention in libya not help the democratic process which is what they said they were after but if actively opened up the floodgates for weapons stockpiles and fighters to leave the country and go solve a lot of this is no more to mali where the recently deployed french military were reportedly stunned by the technologically advanced weapons that are in the hands of
their adversaries nobody seems to think that perhaps organized groups come from somewhere other than mali it seems they came across a nearby libyan border libya is as i say central to all this problem because all the plot of weapons it's been produced by the collapse of the darfur region but also a complete failure to establish any kind of real state you have essentially all these operating in different parts of libya and you have across much of this hour a situation where people have arguments where very little civic sense so bribery and corruption order grabs is common place gadhafi was bitter opponent all right it was ahmed groups whatever his faults and they now have the ability to use the chaos in libya to provide a basis for immediate hostage crisis in algeria said to be in retaliation for the french offensive in mali has already claimed the lives of dozens of civilians taken captive when i'm frightened of terrorism this is always been
a problem for france whether it's iraq or sarkozy upward this is just a i'm friendly i was born here and my culture is french origins are you there and i was there is another country telling me. you were scared of anything that threatens us. france's global allies are showing signs of being sucked into the mali conflict british prime minister david cameron has already acknowledged the fastenings radical insurgency in the region to take decades rather than months and all this so that france can remedy the knock on effects. from its libyan intervention. i t. harris. now the outgoing u.s. secretary of state has admitted to the arab spring revolts which washington did support led to a rise of extremism and shattered security in the region hillary clinton testified before lawmakers about last year's attack on the american consulate in libya which
saw four u.s. diplomats killed and she took responsibility for the failures that led to be a sold all stressing that washington should continue to exert its influence across the arab world in the meantime u.s. senator john kerry is expected to take over from clinton but some analysts doubt that a new face will do anything to overhaul the u.s. foreign policy. but the clinton legacy is pretty much i think the legacy of american wars and a counterterrorism policy that has usurped the usual prerogatives of the state department what hillary clinton did which was more important than anything else during her four years as secretary of state was to be part of the coalition the phalanx if you will oprah wore people which really left to president obama no choice but to go along with the forty thousand troops that the military was demanding that crystal is demanding for afghanistan john kerry will not be able to
fundamentally change the course of u.s. foreign policy which is again set in motion a set in stone if you will because of the power that the cia and the military really wield over the direction of u.s. relations with so much of the world particularly the middle east and recently but you know africa as well there is very little chance for john kerry will challenge any of the fundamental directions of u.s. policy such as for example the drone war in pakistan. all right it's a quarter past the hour here in moscow thanks for joining us here on the program on ot see he may have hung on to his job but he failed to convince his voters it's really a minister binyamin netanyahu clinched a majority in the country's parliament but only by a narrow margin are struggling to form a stable coalition. and the british prime minister opponents get hot under the collar as david cameron pledges to hold
more news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. it's good to have you with us here on our. show our prime minister dmitri medvedev has slammed washington's move to sanction a number of russian officials for alleged crimes which no court has found them guilty of speaking to c.n.n. the russian premier said the magnitsky bill passed on capitol hill falls outside of international law and only aggravates relations between russia and the us.
but i work of that each country has the right to deny any country citizen an entry visa to its territory this is something normal but something that corresponds with international conventions without having to explain the reasons for it the united states could and still can get any russian officials entrance to america the same way they can examine their accounts or whatever else they have in america this is exactly what russia can do as well but when it becomes a public campaign with congress saying it will draw up a list of individuals who have been involved in a crime what do you think it is if not an extra judicial execution of that convicts these individuals without any trial or prosecution but each. and dimitri medvedev also spoke out on the twenty two month syrian crisis which still shows no signs of abating a moscow stressed it doesn't support any side in the conflict while maintaining that foreign intervention should be completely ruled out but the permian did say that the time though is not on the side of president assad. your. i
think there are fewer chances for him to stay on with every new day every week and every month but let me repeat it is up to the syrian people to make a decision but not up to russia the united states or any other state now the main task is to launch a national reconciliation process we should think about the future for instance if the opposition which by the way has been formed outside of syria comes to power which is what is going to do with its members will exterminate representatives of other islamic movements and other confessionals they are already doing this and that's why there are two options either it will be a protest of a national reconciliation and he was held under the control of the international community or and endless civil war and there is no in-between. and you can get more of to me if you on our website at r.t. dot com. by quickly let's get to the r.t.
world update now some other global news for you starting with brazil where the number of deaths in a massive fire at a nightclub in the southern part of the country has now risen to two hundred forty five the tragedy took after a band that was performing in the club started launching fireworks off the stage however they set fire to insulation foam in the ceiling the venue was packed with people at the time reports say there was only one exit and panic spread as people tried to get out of police and medics are still removing bodies from the scene. thousands of rallied in washington calling for improvements to gun control nationwide among the participants were the residents of newtown connecticut where an elementary school massacre last month killed twenty six president obama has unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades including background checks and a ban on military style assault weapons the proposals have divided the nation with
about half of americans insisting it is their right to bear arms without restrictions. roadside bomb has killed at least ten policemen in afghanistan in the southern province of kandahar and detonated next to a police truck just as officers had finished defusing another explosive device this is the third such attack in just the past twenty four hours which in total have now claimed the lives of more than twenty people. now the global political and financial elite met up in the swiss resort of darkhorse this week to discuss ways of driving europe out of the crisis as artie's katie pilbeam reports there were many promises made at the world economic forum but ultimately no clear solutions were presented. double's twenty thirty is now the world's most influential policymakers pack up their design a suit and head home at least me hair admiring the beauty of the swiss alps as you can see but also trying to look beyond them to work out what exactly was achieved
here first we had russian prime minister dmitry medvedev he's worried about the need to diversify the economy away from oil and crack on with structural reforms but you know we've heard that before that was something. we also had british leader david cameron he came here he had some tough words to say for tax avoiders but really the only topic people wanted to press him on here was the father he will be calling an e.u. referendum for the british public in twenty seven tave the business community here they felt that that was a grammar announcement and that it would do the economy no good already challenged and in a fragile situation with dismal growth figures just released europe was of course in the spotlight as predicted we had european central bank president mario did r.k. he said that spending cuts are necessary austerity is the way forward and german
chancellor angela merkel she agreed with him she reiterated that and just really come to the same way that we've had a process ongoing in greece you've had a backlash in germany as well as spain's unemployment for the youth coming out at sixty percent we also have the premiers from the arab world they came together valiant to improve the future for the people in the region but no clear strategy on on how to do that so you know i can tell you there's been a lot of talking a lot of pledging a lot of promise saying but no clear cut poll that says by have a real fairing but the interesting conversations happened behind closed doors. r.t. doubles. and the annual world economic forum was certainly shaken up by a speech this week by the british prime minister david cameron and as artie's farmer reports the long anticipated address on the u.k.'s future relations with the
e.u. has certainly ruffled a few feathers at home as well. british prime minister david cameron has threatened to redraw the map of europe his pledge to hold a referendum on whether the u.k. should remain in the e.u. if they can win the next election in twenty fifteen basically he wants more powers returned from brussels to westminster and will try to renegotiate britain's terms of membership but he has warned that he is not successful then the u.k. would probably vote to head towards the exit i was his long awaited european speech indicted he plays many of the euro skeptics within his tory party there are many down to his u.k. business leaders for example say that even talking about an exit at this stage will create uncertainty and could scare away tension investors germany's chancellor angela merkel has said that perhaps a compromise is needed but other e.u. members are less sympathetic than mark says the e.u. is not a self-service buffet where members can cherry pick the legislation that happens
stephen said he simply meant to say while david cameron is to solve the insurance troubles of the party cheekily facing the euro skeptics it also appears that he is driving a wedge between britain and other e.u. member states andrew farmer. london. time european parliament member and deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul marshall he says the problem is once again just trying to delay solving the long standing you wish. the point is that renegotiation is going to be nigh on impossible we've had. the president of the european council you've had a man well but also you've had as shall tuesday president of the european parliament you've had the prime minister you the list can go on of all of these people who are saying that britain's you cannot cherry pick this is a lieutenant by cameron to kick this issue with the long grass we're talking about a referendum five years down the line and it's all dependent on whether he wins the
next general election or not and we know that if you look at the polls today it's showing quite clearly that cameron will struggle to win the election so i do think that this is an attempt to kick into the long grass and quite frankly this man has lived before and referendums he gave as a casting doubt and say that we were. friends and members. of lisbon he went back on that referendum pledge so i don't think he can be trusted on this issue. this is r.t. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu did win the country's parliamentary election this week but also suffered a serious setback the results gave his right wing likud party the now wrist of victories with just thirty one out of one hundred twenty seats now and yahoo will have to struggle to form a broad and stable coalition to govern israel could be rather difficult as other right wing and orthodox religious parties one half the seats in the parliament i mean while some analysts take all hopes on the u.s.
influencing israel to restart peace talks to the palestinians and prevent it from striking iran editor of the online magazine palestine chronicle ramsey by rude things that iran will be used by netanyahu to divert attention away from domestic problems it. seems that israelis are growing the becoming more aware of the deterring deteriorating economy of their own country of the gap between the rich and poor of the with a state that is seems to be teetering towards the ultra-orthodox at the expense of other classes and other sectors of israeli society netanyahu might use the iran iran scenario in order for him to. distract perhaps from the problems that are soon to emerge to his new government to guard this of the look in the shape of the government but with there he is going to actually. act some of his threats and go after iran and strike iran specially during
a period in which obama i do not thinking is in any political mood to go for another war against iran i think it's becoming for and tougher for him to do so. far my colleague bill daughters here in half an hour's time but for now after a short break i gadgets and gizmos the latest installment of our series technology they thank you for what you.
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