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austria's far right freedom party gets a quarter of the votes in sunday's general election all amid growing support for right wing political groups all across europe. terra its grip on africa islamist militants carry out a mass murder of students in nigeria just a week after a separate group conducted a deadly attack on a shopping mall right in the kenyan capital. the israeli prime minister vows to prove to the u.s. and the u.n. that iran's change of tone is nothing but a smokescreen recent signals of iran's relations with the west failed with netanyahu is a combative stance. thanks
for joining us here on r t today. was top headlines. in austria the right wing freedom party has scooped up almost a quarter of the vote in sunday's general election it echoes a right swinging trend seen in many european countries and peter all of us now has this report from vienna. well the big story from sunday's ballot is that the far right freedom party in austria picked up almost a quarter of the vote now what that means is that they've really increased the amount of of their popularity here in the country they campaigned this time on a not just an immigration policy but also on a policy on a very much a euro skeptic campaign and that seen them draw in the voters from by the by the
sackful not just those though also the euro skeptic parties will be in the in the parliament here in austria and this is something that we're seeing not only here in austria but we've seen in norway where the government there came to power on until well very strong immigration policy saying that they would put limits on immigration there in sweden week earlier this year we saw riots in the the be reachin of stockholm that seen a rise. in support for right wing governments in that country also denmark where the they have the right wing party they're the they're the the danish people's party of the third party people like marion le pen name france and the french national front they're making a lot of noise and they getting more and more they're being heard more and more by people all across the continent and all of this is taken against the backdrop of the real extreme right being in the news right now in countries like greece where golden dawn members are being rounded up and arrested so there is there are two
sides to the far right in europe at the moment it seems to be those that are getting elected politically and those that are are rioting in the street sign can what we're seeing in athens and other cities in greece. so ultimately as peter was reporting just there the far right has been gaining significant ground in the e.u. and on a graph here you can actually see how the vote share for such parties has changed since previous elections in european countries now let's have a look at some of them in slightly more detail for you here on our see for example a right wing populists have just secured a place in norway's ruling coalition winning seventeen percent of the vote for the progress party is making coalition talks rather difficult though as it's associated with a mass murderer anders breivik who was a vocal supporter of the group now if we shift gears and turn our attention to hungary's jobbik party or the movement for a better hungry that's known for its extreme nationalist views and labels itself as
radically right wing as well now greece's golden door notes often referred to in the media as neo nazi that's the country's third largest political group now and senior figures in the party have recently been arrested following the killing of a left wing activist who was stabbed to death by an alleged golden dawn member let's shift gears and turn our attention now to finland where true finns saw their popularity rise from four to almost twenty percent before the twenty eleven election which made it the largest opposition party in parliament support for the group continue to grow after the vote as well while a barbro colmar from the austrian economics center believes that the actual sentiment of being anti euro that's got much more to do with the popularity and the surging popularity of the far right. well they don't trust the politicians in brussels anymore they don't trust our decision makers what day do they have they
don't believe they find the right solutions i mean after all it's just. a redistribution a supranational level it's austrian tax euros that go to other countries and are just washed down the drain i think it does set a couple of politicians thinking and overlook their apostle lucian's that after all it has only prolong the problems this is definitely what the people see and it has not come to any solutions as a matter of fact that that's grew bigger and bigger and higher so the next generations will suffer and this is what those twenty five percent obviously have in mind. thanks for joining us here on r.t. let's turn our attention now to nigeria dozens of students have been shot dead by it is the most militants they stormed a dormitory early in the we early morning hours of sunday and just started killing people and the government i believe to be from the terrorists. the recently stepped up its attacks on civilians and this latest incident shows the scale of terror
engulfing africa and it comes shortly just off the really the deadly shopping mall attack in kenya now johnson the founder of the viewpoint africa website he explained why the continent has now become such a hub for terrorist cells. all these groups are all joined together. i'll shut bob in somalia or the wider m.l.a. in mali or the. across west africa these jihadist cells are all and will be grouped in time you're going to the west has already declared terrorism leads to islam is in islam is in leads to fundamentalism and ultimately muslims when you're dealing with an ideology when you're dealing with a mindset and in the case all these groups they believe they can do no wrong because they think they believe they're getting their blueprint from god so to that extent it becomes very difficult to dislodge them all the time the time i think
it's a desperation acts by an intelligent being attacked civilly by the nigerian government for several months and i think they've been dented in terms of their own all round of operations and this is just an extension of this group to make sure it's already propagated in the past before that it was a syrian state what sharia law of this line is anything that's western and if it does believe that some institutions including education institutions are its target because it's deemed to be worse than. now the groups attacks on educational institutions are actually embedded in its own name boko haram it can actually be translated as quote western education is a sin it is the islamists the third attack on a school in nigeria's northeastern state in just four months and among other common targets for boko haram are christian communities and of course their churches. i will i thank you for joining us here on r t the israeli prime minister is on
a mission to thwart iran's recent efforts to unfreeze its relations with the west a benjamin netanyahu claims terrans sweet talk is just a trick to try and buy the country's nuclear program more time and he's actually vowing to prove it in the white house and at the u.n. general assembly paula filed the report all these really prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in the united states where he will be meeting with the american president barack obama and also addressing the united nations general assembly the focus of that address and his meetings will be on iran and here the israeli prime minister's message is quite simple don't trust the rain ians netanyahu has ordered his government members not to give comments regarding the recent phone call between the radian and american presidents in fact he's ordered them not to talk at all regarding to be whole issue of iran and this is presumably to avoid any kind of embarrassment while natanya who is in the united states and also for israel to
seemingly present a united front prior to leaving israel for new york netanyahu said that he was going to use this opportunity at the united nations to show the truth about who ran particularly now while all these plays in trees are being said last week when the iranian president rouhani addressed the united nations general assembly who criticized that interest severely saying that was full of hypocrisy and cynicism at the time he ordered the israeli delegation to boycott the station and warned the international community not to be fooled by signs of so-called moderation by the way in government we will not be fooled by half measures that merely provide a smokescreen for your rants continual pursuit of nuclear weapons. and the world should not be fooled either. understand davey israeli internal security vission bit announced that it had a wasted a belgian citizen with a rainy an r region for allegedly spying against israel now the incident happened
already three weeks ago but the information has only now been released while netanyahu is in the united states and of course questions are being asked about its timing many are suggesting that it is to store up ammunition for netanyahu his position at a position that he's going to be putting across in the united states it also comes at a time when the first time in decades we see a warming in the relationship between the united states and iran now rouhani in his address last week also called for a new creek middle east it's highly unlikely that the israelis will ever agree to this israel has never admitted having nuclear weapons but at the same time it has never denied that it does policy r.t. tel aviv. and in the meantime a notable israeli journalist about a good year levy he told us here at our two year that it will not be an easy task for netanyahu to try and persuade the american leader that iran can never be trusted. practically they get these already long time ago because president obama
and prime minister. c. hardly ised why in english none of the main topics a palestinian question be they run into question in ateneo size is any seeing which is less than bomb being iran is not the right solution he would come up with a lot of intelligence material trying to prove that there is no change on the ground in iran he will try to spoil the party. but in any case i think that we have no two diplomacy a chance and give me a chance no doubt the reason basic fundamental change in iran and israel can only benefit out a feat when you can step back in time that is on our timeline here at r.t. dot com you can see how it was one year ago that netanyahu alternately drew the
wrath of iran and a fair amount of mockery from the rest of the international community with this address at the un approximately one year ago. now on the program here on r t a court in bahrain has sentenced fifty shia muslims to up to fifteen years in prison for organizing an opposition group it was one of the key backers of the nationwide program for movement of thora he's claim it's been involved in terrorism and we told a doctor not a few spent two months in prison and she believes this trial is a well known tactic of the government. actually it's quite all depressed again and the whole process all through the demonization of the pro-democracy orders and to pro democracy is a quite an old fashioned thing that's the the authorities the thing at the right is they be using it for a while and it's not working anymore i mean at this moment they feel and
absolutely failed to provide any evidence that these groups are involved in any. terror attacks or any more different movements two years ago exactly at the same the same judge he a convicted doctor has almost fifty doctors for sentencing up to fifteen years it's the same thing that is beating well the unrest in bahrain it's now been ongoing for more than two years that have a look at the struggle and a bit more detail for you here on r t for example since the beginning of the uprising three thousand people have been arrested approximately one hundred have been killed and it all began in february two thousand and eleven when a six thousand strong demonstration was broken up by force but with unrest continuing saudi arabia and the united arab emirates were then called on to help in april anger was fueled further when the government ordered the demolition of shia
mosques and all demonstrations with and banned in october twenty eighth while six people ended up with jail sentences for allegedly insulting the monarch via twitter and then it was in april last year that saw massive protests against the staging of the formula one grand prix event with activists actually saying it overshadowed the ongoing struggle and since the start of the uprising more than one hundred opposition leaders have been arrested among them right here the problem in human rights activist not bill a good job who was jailed for three years. well i was still lots of news to come here on r.t. off to the break and a short break it will be the perilous state of the portuguese economy surely bringing people together t.v. report on the communes forming in rural areas with people growing their own food and living off the land. also when having a car becomes more of a pain than a pleasure. people are choosing to move about in their daily lives and the rest of
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country which is now likely to see a third consecutive year of recession hit by tax hikes and job cuts people are finding rather unexpected ways to survive the economic storm artie's so furthest the story. allan tasia a sparse beautiful part of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people needing alpes economic flights having been a reality here for many generations since the crisis hit villages like campbell reyes has seen people needing in here a small communes formed. anna and her two children have been here for a year this story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe have lost.
the money that has. it's nothing to do bills son able to pay the mortgage on her house and a sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commune he found her free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table. and under way around seven families are part of this group and all members of the commune chippin. and brick by brick and her family of building a new life here we're told the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise solar darity communal sharing and co-operative trade of a move from the city to here a couple of years ago or so ago so we are still like trying to find our place here we have well we have this little jobs of course it's very. it's not
something you have a strong link to a source of income you are like. throwing you trying to. get by going your own fit in living off the land might seem but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like our ordinary people who feted the extraordinary difficulties the euro quite as the presented them with so alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school the nearest hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by cuts to public services. it's likely. surviving
not leaving. and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to make something near to my. aerial work. i feel that i can do it. well and i feel room realisations. to be able to treated for me and. the sinks. works like this that the people who. don't have the opportunity to do the signals that their life more. so r.t. portugal's island takes you region. all right to pakistan now to open up the anti world update where thousands of gathered for
a funeral service for the dozens killed in a devastating blast in the city of peshawar and the mourners were joined by the relatives of one family who lost sixteen of its members in the attack they died when a car bomb went off near a police station in a market area destroying nearby shops and buildings and it happened only about a week after a suicide bombers killed eighteen people outside a christian church in the same city. to iraq now where a wave of car bombings has ripped through shiite areas in iraq's capital killing at least forty wounding well over one hundred police said the blasts targeted crowded markets and car parks this point no one's claimed responsibility but similar attacks have been conducted by the insurgents on a regular basis the sectarian violence continues to spiral the incident follows yesterday's assault on a shia mosque in baghdad and a town in the kurdish region that left dozens dead. have a look at this by the footage of the london duck right there in the tourists are
jumping off the boat as you can see it's on fire the vessel catching fire with all twenty eight passengers and two crew members being rescued by passing ships glad to report that no one was seriously hurt several people were treated in hospital due to suspected smoke inhalation. now because of becoming increasingly a luxury for europeans growing petrol prices along with the general recession and forcing more and more to say farewell to their four wheel friends but with public transport being expensive and typically crowded people are choosing pedal power as artie's lower smith reports. to some it's a trend to others it's a hopi and to many more it's just a way of getting around with public transport at breaking point roads clogged and
finances tight london's commuters are increasingly ditching food wheels but to keep fighting the system really on here you know just the cars on the road. and you just . can guarantee that i'm always there on time. talking school just outside chance i've heard you say yes it's much easier for you in chocolate doesn't even own a car and he's found a way of capitalizing on london his passion for cycling he's open to cuff a way you can have your bike for a pet while you eat but it's talking is just going nuts over the last a lot of the last ten years. and yeah we've prepared if it's in from us we get older we get larger crowds we get people who saw cool just because like community might be to get people rice to get well so and it's not just the u.k. that's getting on its bike in recession hit spain bikes and now is selling cars for
the first time joining fellow pigs countries portugal and greece where hard up europeans a buying almost twice as many bikes as cause it's a similar picture in at least twenty countries all over the continent in the u.k. the trends one of the most pronounced in two thousand and eleven people for nearly one point three million more new bikes the new cause it's a drive the government actively supports creating these cycling super highways and some of london's busiest roads and even offering a forty five cent tax break i'm buying a new bicycle. london's mayor has also appointed a dedicated cycling commissioner andrew gilligan has a budget of nearly a billion pounds even ten years and sees a correlation between recession and writing we've seen a big rise in cycling since the size of the recession. to be fair though it started
before that there but it's one of them it's one of many factors that's definitely propelling cycling which is that we have a massive increase in number of people cycling by almost travelled on the main roads doubled in london as a whole since two thousand and two and a quarter of the traffic in central london in the morning rush hour is now boys we just have to cater for the number of people doing it we have the millions all over europe struggling to come by rising fuel prices and increasingly pricey and over crowded public transport the pedal power nor its many parties. and over on the website for you this hour the path of the olympic flame about south thousands may go away by car plane and even sleigh to bring the torch to. that are to dot com right now we've got the footage from the lighting ceremony and a map of the actual whereabouts of the iconic symbol of the games also while you're there at r.t.
dot com you can find out about the new wished unit in the british army that staffed by the i t crowd and it's designed to defend the country from the threat of cyber warfare and so much more right now on our website. all right so your leadership available is here very shortly on the program for now though i'm stepping aside thank you for watching sophie shevardnadze now talking to the former pm of lebanon the country right on the border with syria. recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to drastically increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk
about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything are generally taboo and any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are forward and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different i.e. profiling if they were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me due to standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion.
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