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i'm. breaking news here in our to your russian anti-corruption campaign ali sina vali sentenced to five years in jail for embezzlement after a court found him guilty of a scheme to defraud a state company out of half a million dollars. voiding the chaos of conflict it is said to be drawing up plans for its own islam a state carved out of the ruins of war torn syria's north with control over oil revenue and arms routes and competition is launched and britain for the best roadmap to leave the european union following the government's promise to hold a referendum on whether the u.k. should remain a member. and
what you are going to live from the russian capital on marina joshie welcome to the program and first to our breaking news story just out we're aleksey in a volley of best known for his campaign against official corruption has been sentenced to five years behind bars are cesar english who has been following the proceedings and joins us live now from outside the courthouse in fear of what's been the reaction so far from where you are. well people how well those who were here when the violence supporting them they have of course poured over to the gates of the courthouse expecting the vehicle with him to pass through the gates they have been yelling some slogans basically calling for freedom for in a violent way they have mostly dispersed at this point that traffic has been opened their stock of other members of russian opposition are outside the courthouse and they're now giving out interviews to people to journalists whom there are about as many as the never. borders at this point not love me from the get go insisted that
he was innocent some have been there have been security says that he was going to be given a suspended sentence that was not the case but this is a man you have to understand that this is a man who is quite prominent in the russian opposition he sort of a poster boy for the russian opposition who are trying to unite. around somebody is somebody who could be a. a nudie as you can say and a tory is figure and he has made a name for himself among russian bloggers as a person who has been exposing corruption schemes and scandals and truly adept at using social media like twitter or a live journal so he has millions of followers he has been closely watched by people who live in large cities like st petersburg and moscow not so very well known in the regions people in this town had no idea when a value was until his trial has actually started several months ago still this is of course this is why the important part in these in the in this life not in just
that he is actually facing a prison sentence but also in the fact that he was one of the most of oppositions most hopeful contenders for any political post in russia and to find me was slated to run for the post of moscow's mayor the elections for that post are going to be in september but we just got news that his electoral law has looked old committee has decided to withdraw in the violence via me and then his candidacy off the ballots for polls to these that the latest development that we're looking at we also know that not buying these lawyers from the get go we're going to appeal the verdict and they have ten days to do that. so to say what exactly will be happening next but what are the possibilities for him now. i'll repeat the question will remain at this point it may not be easy to forecast
you know the next steps what will be happening next in this case but what are the possibilities that exist at the moment for him. will divide media like i said there is still an appeal and there is still an appeal process and that is going to have to the lawyers have to file an appeal within ten days that appeal will be looked at in the for the duration of about thirty days i assume it's not like he is maybe facing jail time. absolutely without any contention there still could be a chance that the miley will not have to go to jail for the next five years but of course everything depends on the decision of the court in this case again i apologize i have very poor sound quality and that is i didn't hear the question the first face. all right no problem at all arena thank you so much for bringing us the very latest and of course we continue to follow this case closely and bring our viewers in alice's and all the very latest information for now though thanks for
bringing us the update. well and as i said we'll bring you more opinion and analysis here throughout the day plus we've got live updates on the story on our web sites our team dot com and also don't forget to check out our twitter feed for all the very latest on this developing story. right to see. first street. and i would think that you're. on our reporters there. now syria faces the prospect of terrorist forces gaining overwhelming control over the country's north sources in the free syrian army am
a western backed rebel group claim the international terrorist network al qaida plans to create its own state near the border with turkey the movement was until recently believed to be cooperating closely with extremist groups including al qaida but that relationship has been deteriorating art is going to check out investigates. hiding in some caves in remote mountains not anymore they want their own country they found the land for that it's the part of syria which is on the rebels control we're talking about the northern part of the country that borders turkey according to an influential arabic newspaper off charcol outside which cite the source in the free syrian army a kind of feel liberated militants intent to accidently assert their control over the territory immediately after ramadan ramadan and around the ninth of august according to the source of al qaeda is the ballot to announce an islamic state in syria they want full control over the weapons coming from turkey and the money coming from oil smuggling in syria's eastern province of their olives or for
example a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade with the reports that the al qaeda link the loose threads which the understanding with the tribes over the division of spoils the all nusra front has of course used this profits to buy more weapons and pay its fighters now apparently they want more they feel powerful enough to want more it makes some of the rebels nervous of course many rebels ordinator their efforts with the all new threat but those who refused to do that risked their lives recently the all nusra have killed several members of the free syrian army including one member of the western backed supreme military council the territories controlled by the rebels now have all the signs of becoming the old the land and in this new all to land you have things like checkpoints where the militants check whether people are fasting more or not locals from near aleppo say they check their songs to see if they're fasting and if they are not the militants beat them many syrians are of course
deeply saddened by what's becoming of their country. still have for you this hour civil rights activists are up in arms over the quit all of a man accused of murdering an unarmed black teenager in florida later this hour we'll take a look at whether the ruling indicates a rise in racial profiling. and unions for raids in northern ireland open up old wounds as belfast braces for more violent clashes between catholics and protestants warned that after the break. the answer made a simple question who is behind nine eleven i gave you the courtesy of being on your show you should give me the courtesy of answering one simple question the question is whether the death of those people are justified hundreds of thousands of. people were killed after war and i don't think the goals that were set out before the war were actually achieved during that war and that's the biggest public
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welcome back this is our team a british thing tank the institute of economic affairs has promised large cash prize for who ever comes up with the best roadmap for leaving the european union prime minister david cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on britain's future in europe if his party is re-elected artie's boy boy who has a story. picture the scene is the year twenty seventeen and britons have just voted in favor of exiting the beleaguered european union so the government now needs to implement a road map for how to leave that's what the u.k.'s institute for economic affairs think tank is also economists who imagine in order to come up with the best blueprint for britain's potential exit from the european union it's a competition and the winner who comes up with the best proposal will be awarded one hundred thousand euros want to talk about the challenge i'm joined by dr richard wellings from the institute for economic affairs dr weddings why do you
want to the competition now it's four years until the referendum and even so britain's might vote to stay in the european union at that point that's true but i mean it is such an important issue that is important that economists start thinking about the consequences of britain potentially leaving the given that there is such a large amount of your skepticism in most british public it is quite plausible that in a few years time britain will be leaving so i mean is absolutely essential that we have some idea of where britain is going to go next with a winning strategy be put forward to the government to use in case of a euro exit yes i mean where we're going to publish the winning strategy along with some of the other better entries as well said to be plenty of ideas that the government's low cards and hopefully come out with a very very sound plan now the prize is aimed at looking at the least disruptive way to leave the euro but there are those that say that leaving the euro zone will be detrimental to the economy no matter how you do it was difficult so obviously i mean there were major upside potentially because the u.k. can then get rid of all this very burdensome e.u.
regulation on jobs and climate change and so on all the red tape is suffocating business but obviously key to this is whether we retain very strong free trade links with the rest of europe that's absolutely essential they have great free trade links with europe and the rest of the world will be the key to the u.k. success in the future dr welling's thank you. very much for telling us about the competition now the prize is going to be judged by a panel that includes former chancellor nigel lawson who recently claimed that the british economy would be better off if britain were outside the european union. london and while britain and the rest of the e.u. feel the grip of a staring timing some well connected individuals are making more money than ever are these financial guru max keiser says a new financial apartheid is appearing and you can watch the full show later today but here's a quick preview so basically the bank of england is loaning itself money that actually is called the asset purchase facility lending it money at point five
percent interest and then lending it to the government at a higher interest with their guilt but then capturing that spread and giving it to the government to reduce their deficit so. you know if you borrow money from longer which is a payday lender shop here in the u.k. they charge annual analyze rates of interest of five thousand percent if you're one of these bankers dealing with the bank of england mark carney's new shop then the rate of interest is negative another word they pay you to take out a loan at one go they charge me five thousand percent at the bank of england they pay me two percent they pay me to borrow money that's the difference though than the assets of wires out of the huge wall think of gap in the u.k. and around the world well because if you're on the inside you get paid to borrow money if you're on the outside of the interest rate apartheid wall then you get charged five thousand percent to borrow money and then you go on the b.b.c.
and say well we are going into effect well nothing but mckibben but i'm of the got to make that the do the do the do it just means efficient market here you know i'm not backed by a post and you think it's only. if fraud f. or a you dig for. the u.s. government is facing domestic pressure over a controversial court ruling that sparked mass protests police officer george zimmerman faced second degree murder charges over the killing of unarmed black teenager trayvon martin last year but was found guilty for faster liz albrecht from the university of minnesota believe zimmer man's acquittal reflects a deep racial bias was in the u.s. legal system. all that data shows the justice system in this country is racialized from the moment of impact police arrest more people whole and white people.
are convicted in greater numbers they serve sentences that are longer and there are greater numbers of people color in prisons in the united states are given in terms of their population so we already have all that data and that this we see as a continuation of that trend this man has been acquitted so now is the time for our government to hear our voices that's why i live in minneapolis and the state of minnesota we will have thousands of people in downtown minnesota in front of a court to share our concerns about these issues. and on our website our t. dot com we are asking whether you think is every man's acquittal was justified let's now take a look at how you've been voting so far. as you can see from this pie chart the majority of our viewers approve off the court's decision seeing man's actions as
a legitimate self defense slightly smaller number though say zimmer man to racially profile the victim and instigated the violence fifteen percent of this point of concern are concerned by this particular case and the remainder eleven percent are undecided and say not enough evidence is provided so do get involved and cast your vote at you know. how northern ireland unionists are planning yet another parade in belfast the spire recent series of street clashes with nationalists the orange order has applied for permission to hold a march this weekend sparking accusations that it's deliberately stirring up
confrontation artie's her first reports on the international efforts to ease the standoff. well the former u.s. government peace envoy to northern ireland richard haas bank installment yesterday party move in ireland tools now first minister peter robinson has said that all party group has been set up with the purpose of seeking an alternative to the parades commission never group rules they going to be looking to bring forward a set of recommendations by the end of the year on parades and protests flags and symbols a hugely important issue in northern ireland blackpool with and really seen by many as the only result parts of the peace process now all too often we see days cultural elements really a motivator for the sectarian flare up over the sort that we've seen following on from last friday's july twelfth parade now after that we saw the parade
commission's controversial ruling in full by police that then led to very serious writing by the loyalist marches in moved belfast and there's been really a period of sustained well i think i know the orange order had yesterday applied to the parades commission to have another parade on saturday this coming saturday very near to that contested area now that's been seen by many pockets of me move some people speaking out say that the orange order hasn't learned any lessons from the violence we see of recent days already moving seventy police officers injured more than sixty people arrested more than one hundred petrol bombs thrown and everyone hoping that richard has being here these party talks now getting underway can bring an end to the violence of christian science monitor correspondent jason wall says the extent of the violence has come as a surprise to local stories. they were cared for because we grew up in the family
six number. but i think no one was expecting or. expected but the point of going on. with the mission is a bit of a lot of people quite noisy if your employer gives them you know. if you can do it for me with the local but with the them so i think you are. bearing the brunt there is a question of rights anyone with the. rights would say that your daughter should really have a right to freedom of assembly mark someone even if they're not wanted this is the problem with that there are rules women are in every year this time. of rights which one would want to march and another group of people won't be not of the order of more. well let's go back now to our top story the scene of ali best known for his campaign against official corruption has been sentenced to five
years behind bars well you know discuss this further or where as a mark sobota who is a senior researcher at moscow state university mark thank you so much for joining us here on our t. so what do you make of the sentence i mean some people were predicting suspended sounds here do you think the actual jail time is a harsh punishment. thank you for having me the question of whether five years is a harsh punishment. the sentence that the prosecution was calling for was six six years and a fine of approximately thirty thousand dollars and the sentence was for five years so this falls within the required guidelines of the legislation. whether it's too severe or not is really beyond my cognizance to say other than
it it falls within the restricted guidelines one of on his lawyers are saying that they will appeal the verdict how much of a chance do you think they have. none. that the case is pretty solid i don't think that anyone actually questions the particulars of the case is over seven thousand five hundred pages and numerous west witnesses have involved in the deal of testified against of all. the questions that are raised in opposition are simply that they claim that the trial was politicized and that of all these being made a political martyr. well you know in light of what do you just said how do you expect the public to react to this as this case pans out and you know we get more developments there. the russian public or the western as
well as it is very different publics yeah exactly well let's start of where the russian public first and then. we'll talk more about the reaction in the west. ok i don't think the russian public will be much concerned at all i'm sure we will see some relatively small protest a couple thousand people tonight in moscow but we have to keep in mind that this is an extremely small percentage of the population. five percent with that are liberal and would be supporters of the volley against the verdict in this particular instance so i don't think you'll see any big reaction from russian society at all however we can expect the western mainstream media. and several western governments to keep opprobrium on the verdict. and to basically claim that in the fall he has been on fairly sentence well why am i do
you think will there be such a difference in reaction between russians and those in the west who are known of only. one of the delta i think the difference is that russians are actually paying and yes i think that russia are actually paying attention to some of the particulars of the case and they are some milieu with the ball me as a political figure in quite a different way than he has conceived of in the west and the west the baldly is is presented as a poster boy for a liberal opposition and he's a commonly referred to as the most popular leader of the liberal opposition and a potential threat to president putin the facts on the ground really don't lay this out even after the trial and the main oral race which of all the has been running in. the only is known by still only thirty two percent of russians and that's after a lot. of heavy t.v.
and newspaper coverage. russians really aren't that interested in in the type of the brand of politics that he's selling them and that's because what is often un presented in the west is wholly holds what could be considered in the west as quite extreme ethnic nationalist racist zina phobic views of what is could be considered an extreme right including gun rights advocacy and the like well looking at this case in a broader context what sort of implications might this sentence have for the way russia is seen in the west and russia's relations with the west. well i don't think this is going to cause any dramatic change this will merely continue a narrative that is presented in the west about a a authoritarian russian government so i don't think we'll see any dramatic change
we'll just continue to see more of the same. marks the vote out thank you so much for joining us here on r t to discuss this case with us and mark's about as a senior researcher of the international relations department of moscow state university. now moving on to other world stories in briefs. and the greek parliament has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill to secure a nine billion euros in financial aid from international lenders a ruling which will see thousands lose their jobs despite a large scale and a stirring protests throughout the country the german finance minister is scheduled to visit greece on thursday to discuss a hundred million if you will loan. in egypt thousands of supporters of the ousted president mohamed. morsi have taken to the streets of
cairo the demonstrators denounced the newly formed cabinet of branding italy illegitimate as it emerged in the wake of a military coup the new government has entirely excluded members of morrissey's muslim brotherhood movement the rally follows the visit of the european union's top foreign policy official who urged both sides to cooperate in a political process. well you have to date here on our stay with us for our interview show worlds apart with us on a boy whom it's after the breaking news continues at the top of the hour. if you want or something truly baffling the u.s. supreme court has ruled that generic drug makers cannot be sued for bad reactions to their products only the original brand of creators of the drugs can the court's
decision was five to four overturning a multimillion dollar award for a woman who was horribly wounded by taking a medication which gave her toxic epidermal necrosis which is basically the equivalent of getting third degree burns all over her body and of course after winning the case mutual pharmaceutical company is demanding their millions of dollars back from the woman who they naturally blame for having side effects from the medicine they made themselves remember this is not just a ruling about one drug but a ruling about all generic drugs which are eighty percent of the u.s. market all of them will not have any accountability i cannot wrap my head around the logic of only punishing the creator of a product and granting immunity to anyone that later reproduces said product i mean would any sane person say that if you shoot a person with a colt forty five pistol that is a crime but if you use a copycat made in mexico to blow your neighbors off well that's ok because it's a generic copy no no sane person would allow drug producers to have no liability for their. but the surest my opinion.
hello and welcome to worlds apart the board intelligence and english cast increasingly divergent meanings and then restraint capacity for learning which is supposed to bring to manage the freedom and empowerment and secret it in for gathering has also made a goal to command and control what kind of intelligence will shape our future and how can science unable both digital freedoms and digital tyranny well to discuss that i'm now joined by mitchell cock a world renowned physicist and popularizer of science mr cocker this is a great honor for me you and many other visionaries have long spoken about the
internet becoming the new equalizer connecting to walt. bringing equality intellectual equality to humanity and i think. many of the afghans. really see that happening around around us in our daily lives we can communicate people from other parts of the world we can do business we can get education and until a couple of weeks ago i think many of us thought that we were protected by our own privacy settings but with this recent intelligence scandal. some have doubts about that i wonder if you would agree that the more knowledge humanity acquires the more intelligence and snooping it produces i think every revolution has winners and losers take a look at the winners thank you look at the life of our grandparents in one thousand nine hundred long distance communication in one thousand nine hundred was .