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more violence in mali as a militant group launches guerrilla attacks on the previously liberated city of down amid claims by the french military that the operation is almost complete. congressional record leaves a u.s. missile shield in europe defenseless with claims the system may fall fail to protect america and its nato allies and could be aimed against russia. and experts in the u.k. claim that the failing economy and come backs driving christian you know britain's three suicide. it's midday here in moscow you're watching r t live with me to bottom of this good
to have you company. and islamist rebel group is claiming responsibility for ongoing violence in mali is a city of that's after gunmen launched a surprise guerrilla attack over the weekend the city was rocked by two suicide bombings however france maintains the military campaign in mali to force out islamists is almost complete local correspondent gonzalo one child reports. the situation in mali is obviously going to have a gruesome ending there are more than enough indications of that last friday the country was shaken by the very first terrorist attack in its history according to the witness report of what was carried out by a fifteen year old suicide bomber not of arab descent the bomber was the only one killed after the detonation a few hours later responsibility for the attack was claimed by the mosher wod jihadists one thing to remember here is that this is a vast desert territory and therefore it is very difficult to control this attack is just another example confirming that despite the news reports of the french army
having taken over gal timbuktu into doubt there is still a long way to go before jihadists or i was stood from the country in severe artie's crew was given access to the civil defense camps where volunteers and civilians are preparing to fight against the jihadists the f.l.n. a and gondokoro a local pro-government militia movements that account for a total of two thousand eight hundred operatives but do not support the strategy chosen by the french in mali and joined forces in fighting the terrorists. we share the same goals but what they did was a really bad service to us all there was not really about the army itself al-qaeda had been operating on mali and territory for a number of years now they have all those and they keep getting more by kidnapping white people for ransom insurance pays them to have their citizens returned and then the terrorists have cash to buy weapons and if we talk about al qaeda there's no way the army can fight it because she it's terrorism in action going to find out
is that those paramilitary who know the terrain well say fighting a war they cannot take part in is meaningless one thing all these paramilitary groups have in common is their patriotism and zeal to protect their country and drive away the narco terrorists but this is a losing fight given the financial resources and ammunition stock they have just put out. but i'm ready to go it all lengths i'm ready to give my life right now to save my family out there in the north because we're all here has family so i believe france will still be as a tax for a while or in the french troops leave they will start all over again because the criminals are still out there hiding them on the civilians not all of them have been caught really need to be given the mandate to complete this mission while rone we're ready for it only we can do it because we grew up in the north we know the terrain and the people so we're the only ones who can stop them and find them in the villages and the desert where we know every corner and every part of land. over
all while the jihadists forces are taking over their land kidnapping people and using suicide bombers to fight for their cause the civilian population remains the country's most vulnerable a group. and there are thousands gammage again spoke to russia's ambassador to the un with tommy about the possible reasons for the ongoing conflict the full interview is on the at six forty five pm jim or can watch it on our website at. but here's a quick sneak preview for you. a question of spring was the dramatic events in libya. we're in the course of the crisis of course lots of weapons were brought into libya and there was a lot of there were lots of weapons of as it is but still many more weapons were brought into libya during the recent hearings which then secretary of state clinton
had in the house of representatives one of the congressman said that they had information that cut out with a wink and nod as he put it from the united states brought in twenty thousand tons of weapons into libya and you know twenty thousand tons you can arm is small terrorist army and so on of course this is exactly what has happened in mali definitely we see a spillover from the libyan crisis to to a neighboring country and most likely the spillover has affected other places as well for instance it may well be there are many indications to that effect that the terrorist attack in the in the in the jury had something to do i mean close to the libyan border also had some sort of libyan connection in terms of people maybe weapons there is emanating from libya participating in that attack.
the u.s. missile defense shield in europe is and further scrutiny now for a lead congressional report revealed the system may be unfit for its declared purpose the study claims the shield may not be able to protect america and its nato allies from a potential iranian missile strike there but also acknowledges moscow's concerns and that the u.s. system undermines russia's new kid turned the raul over the missile shield has strained relations between the two countries as washington refuses to give moscow a legally binding guarantees that the system is not aimed against russia president obama had promised to be quote more flexible and quote on the subject after his reelection but some observers doubt the u.s. will give up on his geopolitical and dissonance i don't think it was ever intended to protect against iranian missiles something in fact that do not even exist today iran has no nuclear weapons nor do they have the capability to launch
a missile all the way to the united states clearly this missile defense system has always been about surrounding russia and china and that's why it doesn't the math doesn't work when you look at having it protect against an iranian system the fact is nato is expanding in its encircled him and russia i think we're only going to see more of these so called again missile defense deployments into various nato countries looking at how this oligarchies runs our country today how the corporations control our congress i think it's clear that congress will continue to support these systems the new secretary of defense that obama is nominated chuck hagel former republican senator from nebraska was one of the co-sponsors in the senate of the missile defense program so he clearly is a strong ally of the system. so aside rates are up in the u.k.
with experts blaming a combination of reasons including the country is an ailing economy and this is prompting calls for greater government action artie's engine farmer reports for the last year and a half has been coming to terms with the tragic death of a son aged just twenty three toby took his own life writing his final words on the back of a bank statement after racking up a three thousand pound overdraft and a five thousand pounds student debt it was just the shock this wasn't from one but had a history of depression or mental illness or even had come across as being down or depressed. you know in the last few weeks months of his life if anything he came across as someone you know didn't have a care in the world following his death and became a trustee for the charity piracy which aims to prevent suicide among young people from a home in cornwall she even runs her own blog giving advice but it's
a battle her charity and similar ones around the u.k. are struggling to when suicide is on the increase according to latest figures accounting for six thousand deaths between twenty ten and twenty eleven a rise of seven percent so why being increase while an inquest ruled that toby's financial problems were a contributing factor to his suicide experts now say that amazing u.k. economy is partly to blame for the recent surge in deaths nationwide areas of high unemployment such as camden here in london are among those worst affected and it's a problem compounded by cutbacks in mental health services the double whammy effect of the recession is that the people are becoming more distressed more anxious and therefore more at risk of wanting to take their own lives at the same time whether sterrett and cuts means that we have fewer psychiatric beds that the crisis isn't there and if that isn't enough the growth of same day loan companies and
intimidating debt collectors are adding to the pressures people are feeling according to researchers at brighton university we have some very very good regulations that protect people look at things plastic debt collection however appears that sickly well it's because these practices us do it in response the u.k. government has announced plans to crack down on aggressive bailiff's from next year late night visits will not be allowed and restrictions will be put on what property can be ceased they are also spending over a million pounds on research as part of a suicide strategy plan. but there is only one very small step in the right direction for someone like it's not. one thing i've learned more about through thought than i ever wanted to know but i've done a lot of reading and research and it's dreamy complex hopefully entirely the
trend will go down with what we need to be to. andrew from a to london. eight miners have been rescued in north wind. methane explosion occurred earlier on monday seriously injuring several people up to nine people us all thought to be trapped under the rubble mobile and nearly two hundred fifty have escaped the blast which a care at a depth of about eight football fields didn't cause the fire rescue brigades are now heading to the side who will keep you updated on the story as we get more information. still to come by this guessing game in a few minutes away explain why in many all of this in the ukraine for a decision to hades with a multi-billion dollar deal with the west so this story in detail and more will stay here. and.
. you're watching r t in egypt more than a dozen political parties are promising to bring their supporters to the streets on the day marking two years since the ousting of president hosni mubarak money israelis are which will include a march on the presidential palace signed tended to increase the pressure on the country's new leader mohamed morsi is a islamist led government is a repressive measurements after last week's decision to shut down the video sharing website view train and regime protests have led to bloodshed in the capital and elsewhere in egypt spokesman for the opposition after a minute how a recess people are so disillusioned with the government they no longer need to be called to protest. people are going to go into the streets they are going on the
streets willingly they don't really need any opposition calls for a new protest because the whole country is in a standstill there's nothing moving forward because there is no real administration at pressing the people needs and the people demand the actual anger in the streets so the only solution that i can see and that every sane person can see that the opposition leader mr brotherhood and all the all the different political factions to be in a quality of government that would be the only solution and the only way out because at that moment this government will take responsibility for any reform that's going to be as one of the happening in the country but the idea of just excluding everybody out of the government post revolution country in a country that's acting or calling for democracy when there is no real parliament in session that can hold the president or the government accountable to the failures of administering the country and then refusing to have a quality of government that's just a call for chaos. right here and are trying to make sure that you are kept informed
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the ukrainian economy continues to struggle with moscow slapping a new multi-billion dollar gas bill on the country last month as a result authority is in kiev all working on in this thing western companies to explore its shale gas reserves to help boost their coffers however this isn't going down well with the country's environmentalist as artie's a lesser chef ski reports. it was described as the day of ukraine's energy independence what in november last year key have signed a one billion dollar agreement with a spanish utility to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the black sea coast delight quickly turned into dismay when it emerged that the man signing the deal had nothing to do with the company three months later ukraine's leaders were shaking hands again this time with boiled dutch shell having signed a real deal to explore and develop the country's potentially he would shale gas
reserves reportedly the third largest. the expectation is about eight to ten billion cubic meters of gas production per year and the highest is up to about twenty two twenty five once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter. this is definitely sweet music to keep for years ukraine has been striving to reduce its relies on us imports from russia especially now when gas. was seven billion dollars for violating gas agreements this project is definitely good we would pay between one hundred fifty to one hundred eighty dollars per cubic meter of gas instead of the four hundred fifty dollars we're now paying to gas problem but if everything is so promising why are people out in force against the shale gas initiative. will be the second sure know if not worse for years ukraine has often been divided on many
different issues from perception of history to the official number of state languages and then you shale gas initiatives are no exception even sworn political enemies hardline nationalists and communists have put their differences aside and spoken out against. the opposition even proposed a bill prohibiting the exploration and extraction of shale gas with a matter of much information on how the gas is split between shell chevron and ukrainian companies it's classified and it is still not clear if it's going to be profitable plus the companies don't care how harmful it will be to the environment but political battles of size ecologists are the most concerned with a potential threat from the shale gas program they insist it could lead to a full blown catastrophe but whenever they speak out the pro-government media labels them as agents of gas brought. they usually add different cameco to
extract more gas from the rocks and so the underground system which provides fresh drinking water is completely destroyed this water is a strategic ecological resource and when one spoil it the area becomes practically non-viable. even in the most optimistic scenario ukraine may see its own shale gas filling its pipes only in a decade from now a college official says they're not against shale gas in principle just a potential environmental impact from which extraction needs to be researched and the service before drilling begins they have already sent a letter to the president the question is whether those at the top will be willing to listen let's see russia. reporting from carriers in ukraine. let's take a look at some a more international news right now the head of the syrian opposition in exile has renewed calls for peace talks with the government in the rebel held north of syria but the awful comes with
a certain demands including the release of one hundred sixty thousand prisoners damascus says it would agree to sit down for the drugs but without any precondition the opposition wants to be going to the departure of president assad which the embattled leader has so far refused to consider it's also unclear if the al qaeda linked to armed rebel groups in syria would support a ceasefire this comes as the top u.s. military officer says he supports only an insurgency to bring a fast to end to the conflicts. a stampede and overcrowded railway station in northern india has left of these thirty six people dead local media warning the death toll could drive the accident record of the doctor well we officials announced last minute change in the platform tens of millions of have gathered on the banks of that dungeon is reversal of the. religious festival the most significant hindu pilgrimage that takes place every of the.
year thora trees have held there for is a recalls and seed talk so with the opposition in buff wayne both sides say they're ready to continue dialogue to. stop entry regime protests which have lasted for two years and claimed up to eighty lives pro reform campaigners are calling on the government to deal with police brutality and perceived discrimination the student wanted to kames it implemented some of the reforms that activists say there's too much more too much power concentrated in the hands of the scene. and in the latest development of the political crisis in tunisia the president's circular party has threatened to leave the slimmest led coalition government the moves are expected to be confirmed later on monday comes after days of violent protests and response to the assassination of a prominent opposition figure which some are blaming on the country's islamist
rulers dozens of people have been injured on clashes with police and hundreds arrested since wednesday. right coming up next i k partridge a will be here with us up for the sports highlights of the past week stay with our team. least be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on all t.v. reporting from the world talks about skiffy i p interviews intriguing story for you yes. it's been trying. to find out more visit arabic all teeth dog called.
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it's one person one fault but in brussels business it's one euro one fault. world. science technology innovation all the latest developments around russia we've got the future covered. hello welcome to the r.t.s. sports show with me kate partridge twenty six minutes of sporting action from russia and around the world coming up and these are the top stories. warm up on ice fabio capello remains unbeaten as national coach as russia being iceland to now in a friendly in spain ahead of next month's twelfth up qualifier in belfast.