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protests rage in egypt one person dies and dozens are injured as supporters and opponents of president the president clash amid furious calls for president mohamed morsi to step down. meanwhile edward snowden is still stranded at a moscow airport with ecuador pointing out to russia to decide his fate while the kremlin says the n.s.a. leaker's case is no longer on its agenda. europe is outraged and the united states is the key trade pact under threat pressure leaks from the n.s.a. whistleblower snowden show america has been bugging topping and cyber monitoring e.u. wapas is. great
to have you with us this evening i'm lucy catherine o'flynn you're watching the weekly show here on our t.v. . egypt has been boiling over with anger over president mohamed morsi reports say that a protester has been killed south of cairo dozens were injured across the country as hundreds of thousands hold rival rallies demonstrators have tried to storm the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo opposition activists are demanding the resignation of the islamist president true has the latest. we can do cool so potential violence hit in the capital we clashes between nuns appraising and i suppose the president we've just had reports that are fantastic and was killed sound the fire you can find has been targeted around the muslim brotherhood headquarters which is becoming a warming trend here in egypt this is what everyone feeds the buying and so would
estimate also singing civilians increasingly arms i'm bringing these weapons to protect the defense minister said he didn't want to get to both the politics but he will be forced to secure the country if the situation gets any worse hundreds of thousands of people have gathered against president mohamed morsi on the first year of his year off base it was something crying here and my country square is a hollow which means to me what they're saying is that the president mohamed morsi is not fit to govern the country anymore that he needs to step down and of this is a make or break moment for crossroads campaign over nice these things that protest school tomorrow the level where they have actually practiced twenty two million signatures calling for the president's house to play os political parties believe that the bomb is inside so high and so as you can see behind me there's a sea of the chips inside and people holding red cards resembling their you find in a couple much a symbol they say the president must mean the egyptian president for his part i
said he's open to dialogue seminole county the opposition forces but he also told the french protesters to be peaceful meanwhile this a few kilometers away from the islamists are staging a demonstration and i may buy moscow they say the president was democratically elected i think he should stay the only way that he should leave office is through the ballot box but they say that one year was not going off to fix all the problems was in the barak regime however people here are very very determined they will not leave their promise and to put it into the president's stepsons will agree saying is a defining egypt a one. so are you supporters of the president and on the other side those who are against him it's really people we're not going to see this end anytime soon. well to talk more on the escalating tension in egypt let's cross live to cairo middle eastern journalist hugh miles is live on the line with us thank you sir for taking
the time to speak with us already some reports of clashes although by a large we have to say so far the rallies have been peaceful where do you think this situation is trending at the moment. well it's all to play for the mind. where all of my boss is the crowd. which is i think the biggest yet throughout this long leash i'm going to teach it so this is the lowest pressure on the muslim brotherhood to stand out in the most he says he has no intention of doing so we'll see how many he stands. and whether people are prepared to. push the system like they did under mubarak in which case in a matter of weeks we might see morsi has no other choice but to step down was certainly a volatile situation but if it does get to that level do you think that egypt is ready to handle that kind of situation just coming off the pressure from from from
the previous uprisings that have taken down i mean this is this is serious stuff. well indeed are you completely on show territory and the fact is there is not much montanna to president morsi to he didn't win the election to rule. muslim brotherhood is one of them i believe. she said in this country. he did stand down it will be very unclear who will run the country presumably the army in the short term at least they've been running the country much time since the revolution in two thousand and eleven and they want what you know right now which raises the question is egypt beyond governance can anyone face all the problems in this country and certainly if it does as playing to the point of morsi stepping down which is probably completely unlikely at this point at least i mean he won with fifty one percent of the vote the muslim brotherhood as you said
a strong little indication that there would be an actual alternative in which case i mean this could really throw egypt up into questionable turmoil for who knows how long. well indeed i mean egypt deep trouble has been going to heat the air of. saying today is that the story is not out to the public which is really. i think the muslim brotherhood's plan to take a look at how in this country what we've seen since they won the election by a very slim motion is that they try to rule in a very dictatorial inflexible without allowing the other people to vote and now that paying the price for that kind of power. they are trying to over the last few months and if we contextualize this with what's happening in the region and do you see the sort of push towards islam as a chef and something that that that that's spreading beyond egypt and in tunisia is
one claire example where do you think this is heading when you look at the situation regionally. region is in a state which flux in the situation is very dynamic. it's it's i mean obviously the war in syria control comes. only now becoming clear that. the next six months are going to be critical sectarian tensions are rising it's very unclear whether the middle east is going i mean at the moment it looks like a few months or years time even some of the countries that we recognize that i'm not going to exist anymore so. it's a very very fluid situation but i think egypt is not subject to outside influence at the moment what we've seen is the egyptian people saying no to interfere in their destiny trying to take back control of the muslim brotherhood unless we want
to have a secular egypt that is not ruled by. we there's no foreign hand in what's happening in egypt today this is simply the egyptian people making it very powerful well although this is of course the egyptian people making a powerful statement as you say i am curious about washington's response to the ongoing protests there of course washington has backed the uprising that has led to the downfall of president hosni mubarak they've called on the protesters to use restraint so far where do you see washington standing on this issue behind the opposition or not so much. i think all washington wants. to look at egypt is to try and. manipulate. the country but i believe his time because washington's agenda security of this trial and they want someone who can deliver that they don't really care whether it's communist or
a general they just want somebody who can take care of israel's interests. washington is not very influential i'm on anybody here and the fact is egypt is john judge you know. speaking out to throw possibly clear and nobody has much influence over the situation. in the country with the possible exception of the got sharif to remain the muslim brotherhoods. like now that they're under this pressure well certainly a volatile situation that continues to develop journalist and middle east expert thank you so much for taking time to speak with us. well we had our team don't only deliver the news to you we want to hear from you and we're giving you a chance to vote on our web site r.t. dot com to weigh in on how you think these protests currently taking place in egypt
will actually play out so some of you have already gone on you've cast their ballots let's take a look at how that vote has broken down so far now we have forty five percent of us so far believe that morsi could actually aligned himself with the military suppress these protests and rule as a dictator that's your point of view twenty eight percent of you in the purple right here believe that the government could collapse due to the on the rest that chaos could ensue now in the orange right here twenty percent believe that a military coup could in fact be in order for egypt and a tiny fraction in the green seven percent believe that morsi will decide to step down so of course it is not too late to go on r.t. dot com log on there kasturba. and we'll read the results every hour. what's happened to the arab spring dream. first freely elected president change fear poverty economic failure and violence remain egypt's attempt to escape curiosity lead where we are. egypt
a year retail. the n.s.a. spying scandal continues to grow fueled by fresh exposures from edward snowden now revelations of the european union offices being the target of u.s. snooping has set alarm bells ringing across the blog with its leaders demanding an explanation from washington will germany's justice minister has slammed the united states for quote cold war tactics indicating that a free trade pact with the u.s. could now be in jeopardy as a result meanwhile the head of the e.u. parliament describe the situation as a huge scandal although calling for more information from its washington ally the belgian prime minister however said that there needs to be an immediate stop to the n.s.a. surveillance program while look sumburgh foreign minister said that the united states should watch its own spies rather than snooping on its allies his french counterpart however said that paris wants more answers from washington's as well.
germany is of washington's main target in the e.u. and according to supporting two latest reports to an even larger extent than previously believed now around half a billion phone calls emails text messages and chat transcripts are being monitored by the n.s.a. every single day now earlier i spoke to intelligence expert dr. with pardon me about the snooping scandal now he told me he believes it's all about the money. between friends between allies it's not absolutely new we have a hill over it or into some incident to solve one from the european parliament that we've real dog. it came up oh it was to be discussed but then came september eleventh two thousand and one and that was a new issue from that moment on the intelligence service that we need that we need
to spy on allies this is just to protect you against terrorism you just mentioned terrorism but i mean these aren't these kind of risk and cooperate openly on terrorism they don't have to spy for terrorist purposes exactly you're absolutely right but so this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage but it's the might seem to steal national secrets from companies to destroy jobs and to import jobs to their own countries so what the americans like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany and countries like france that is a reality hope that we hear with the public is just to say well it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons because the russians it is south korea or whatever reality of the biggest enemy on this issues the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse spying against alliance. the latest leak comes on the
heels of revelations about the so-called prism program washington has used it to collect massive amounts of data from all over the world which it says was used to foil terror plots as well as to improve national security but as our days are in english the reports of the true terrorists may be out of reach of the snooping software. and there is suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google sky facebook and so on but most of those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called underwear none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines in fact google how don't want point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered
by prism according to dutch intelligence service but central terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be the brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web site existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's e-mails. if you're outside the u.s. how do you know if you're online data is going to be gathered and closely examined by that prism program you can log onto our to dot com and find out how the u.s. agency decides when to use its digital magnifying glass abroad.
meanwhile ecuador's president says that snowden's fate is out of his hands and that the whistleblowers next move actually depends on what russia does now u.s. vice president joe biden urged ecuador not to grant asylum to snowden but they can't do it anyway because snowden is not physically on ecuadorian territory moscow though insists that they will not be discussing what to do with the thirty year old anytime soon but for a look back at the whistleblowers journey thus far here's artiest to bang let's say . but hands and snowden i'm twenty nine years old as soon as edward snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower he set off a catch me if you can hunt by the us government want to get him caught and away is he now guessing game for the media after a tip off that snowden was on board a flight from hong kong to moscow the media started speculating as to his next move edward snowden flew from hong kong to moscow say that he will be on the have on
a flight the situation descended into a fog when a crowd of journalists boarded a flight from moscow to havana only to find that the whistleblower was not on board a presumed to be stuck in an airport transit say so we took off without him so we committed to a twelve hour plus flight that was essentially a waste of time the global public had turned one of america's most wanted men into a hero for some to others it's a traitor i think he has. committed crimes and in fact by violating agreements given the position he had several countries have been tangled up in this case a with a veiled threats from washington and bag and forth rhetoric we've registered our strong jepson objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and we know that such behavior is depth detrimental to us hong kong and us china bilateral relations. as for the possibility of extradition we do not have any such treaty signed with the united
states but for ecuador a potential asylum destination snowden things have moved beyond mere rhetoric that countries move to scrap a trade agreement with the us risking economic losses for standing its ground in the face of america's pressure added his government is also said to be divided. the safe passage document dated twenty second of june obtained by weeklies will snowden from the ecuadorian embassy in london was not authorized meanwhile the mystery continues as to snowden is the next move he's now waiting at present korea to make a decision on the asylum application without a pressure from the u.s. are asking him not to grant it the door and president also said that the media attention surrounding snowden has actually diverted from the real story that of the n.s.a. surveillance documents but by snowden's own admission this was never going to be a story with
a fairytale ending you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies. completely free from risk to bungle day r.t. moscow. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is among those who had labeled snowden a traitor for leaking classified information meanwhile our team has spoken to rick venture was the founder of the swedish pirate party which is also linked to wiki leaks now he believes that the united states is diverting attention from snowden's revelations by attacking the man's character. when you look at how us politicians are reacting to this both in the executive and legislative branches they are reacting by the book they are not talking one bit about the subject matter that the u.s. has but has been caught doing what breaching the world's trust frankly but instead trying to divert all attention onto edward snowden as a person on to this cloak and dagger game and what
a fascinating game it is where is he would he go did he not chicken is still at the airport has anybody seen him at all is very fascinating game it's very media friendly and therefore it works to divert attention but that's not what i think we should be doing what we should be concerned about is the fact that for example glenn greenwald the journalist at the guardian who has been publishing the story i mean people are starting to call out him as a criminal. a nation that starts to ground reporters who disclose abuse of power that's criminal. that is where the real cause for concern is at this point. more stories ahead for you this hour including a cool welcome in south africa we follow president obama's africa trip which has been overshadowed by angry protests we're watching.
welcome back i'm lucy captain of well president obama has pledged seven billion dollars to fix frequent power blackouts in sub-saharan africa the big promise comes as the u.s. leader tours the african continent in order to boost ties however obama's trip has been tainted by protests in south africa there are riot police had fired stun grenades to disperse angry crowds near johannesburg head of his saturday visit to the city hundreds had gathered for demonstrations against u.s. foreign policies in other cities across the country earlier as well now the protesters had shown frustration with what they called unfulfilled promises as
american aid to africa had been caught while military presence in the region has increased and be envious any anglos the organizer of the you know obama protests across africa says that america's only approach to resolving conflict he believes is more violence. the to be a friend as long as you don't hold it accountable in terms of its actions and the increasing presence in the country and as far as i'm concerned your government is supposed to be opposed to that and it doesn't assist in terms of. that african countries must be able to be independent. if he has to. that conflict. has to follow through a negotiated process and as the biggest lesson of the country's intra day obama and his administration and many of his successors in the rest of them. and the case in point is to. campaign in. many progressive organizations is opposed
to precisely the ways in which the united states thinks of. letting the military presence has to do with. well not only on air but online as well here's just a taste of what we have for you on our web site once a country of traditional values the united kingdom is now breaking its stereotype by allowing husband and wife to officially trade places but does that mean head over to argue dot com to clear out the change in gender roles. and the other click away online a sarcastic comment or terror plot violent threats over a computer game could land this teenager in jail for eight years even though he did say he was just joking what's the story about r t dot com has all those details. well this week the british prime minister david cameron had visited kabul in afghanistan as well as the capital of neighboring pakistan has long bought and that
is it follows a recent policy shift towards the taliban in afghanistan afghan president hamid karzai said that the negotiation process with the taliban is slated to go ahead despite a brazen taliban attack on the presidential palace that took place earlier this week washington is readying for a troop drawdown despite ongoing instability of a country following more than twelve years of war ortiz spoke to one man who's had firsthand personal experience in dealing with the taleban author and journalist jerry van dyke was kidnapped by the insurgent group held captive for forty eight days while on a reporting trip to the country in two thousand and eight he believes the taliban will not compromise originally we went into afghanistan solely to do to dismantle to destroy if you will the television government and to destroy the. this war has morphed into has evolved into a war against the taliban the taliban as the military will tell you are on the
ascendancy they are not losing they're willing to they're willing to continue to go forward tell been announced proclaiming to the world that they are a sovereign nation by calling themselves islamic emirate of afghanistan that they will not negotiate as long as any troops are left any foreign troops are left in afghanistan so how do you say you're going to win if you're going to leave and you haven't won the war so you have two governments you know the government of afghanistan and in the eyes of the world this is a separate government of the taliban the president of afghanistan and the people do not want this all. and coming on the heels of the british prime minister's visit to islam about how violence has flared up in the country at least forty six people have been killed in two separate suicide attacks on sunday twenty four of them died after a blast went off in the city of an earlier bombing in the northwestern city of peshawar had targeted a paramilitary convoy of security forces most of the victims there were civilians
and at least two of the children and two children are among the dead in that attack . to saudi arabia now were seven activists had been sentenced to between five and ten years in prison they were arrested a year and a half ago for allegedly urging protests through social media although some of them personally didn't even participate in the revolt now some of the defendants claim they were tortured forced to sign false confessions while in pretrial custody. up next it's a story of a surgeon whose values have been changed forever by a war. i love life but there is a lot of sick stuff going on on this planet for example according to bloomberg
a hospital in chicago has been accused by the f.b.i. of cutting the throats of patients for big bags of cash a tracheotomy is a procedure to get directly into the windpipe of someone who can't breathe by cutting a hole into it and f.b.i. affidavit based on tape recording says that the hospital knowingly and purposely sedated patients to the point that they couldn't breathe properly and would need trick yada mees and as you know in the u.s. health care system nothing comes cheap trick yet to be zoned is cost about one hundred sixty. thousand dollars a pop this alleged conspiracy between doctors and management is not the first of its kind at this hospital an administrator and five doctors have already been charged for medicare fraud for giving and receiving kickbacks not only is having a hole punched in your neck for money disgusting but it may also be lethal because patients at that hospital in chicago are three times more likely to die than patients at other hospitals from tracheotomies throughout the state now how did the
f.b.i. find out about this with three employees ratted out the hospital and worked with the f.b.i. to make a lot of incriminating voice recordings these people risk their jobs and possibly much more to do what was right and i salute them reading out evil is no wrong deed but that's just my opinion. so i believe clay is the perfect material it's a life. working with the demands perception. you make just a small change and you get a totally different result. was that before getting to work you have to study the material watch it try to figure out what it looks like most of the in the image comes to you.