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tonight security video showing the deadly plane crash in tartus started with the jet nose diving bursting into flames. also the germany holds a special parliamentary session over the spying allegations of chancellor merkel complaining about a lack of trust with washington. and mistreating migrants amnesty international calls out qatar over the severe abuse towards foreign construction workers. for a good living is kevin over here at this hour just after nine pm in moscow and to start then this hour artes of dramatic video of the final terrifying moments of the
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tatarstan flight three six three from last night which crashed killing all fifty on board and our correspondent for ports from the site of the tragedy. and you footage of the actual moment of the plane crash here in cousin does provide a clearer picture of what happens but it actually raises even more questions into what could have caused this horrific tragedy because earlier we were reported and we're told that the plane sort of slid the runway then exploding while the new footage shows it knows diving into the ground and then joining into this huge ball of fire there's a lot of hope that the answers will be provided by information from the flight recorders which have been found by now but they have been damaged so severely in this crash in the explosion they've been delivered to moscow now and it's going to take some time for them to be decoded for this vital information to be taken out to finally understand who or what is to blame for this tragedy where there was
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a technical malfunction off the aircraft or human error or any other reasons monday has been and still is a day of mourning for the fifty people that were on board this plane all of them died. i think. definitely the a local c. and especially the family members are in shock. even a lot of people that i've been talking to have been saying that this is was quite a popular flight they do understand that they could have been easily in their seats one woman told about her emotions she lost her son in this tragedy he was such a good boy healthy and handsome he had a good family his son is on the three years old he made many plans for the future. psychologists are working with. the relatives of the victims so they obviously are in a deep state of shock this is also now the time for them to start no matter how difficult
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it is to start dealing with some of the consequences and to start identifying the bodies of the victims. there's been a major outpouring of grief on the internet one state t.v. sports commentator a lost his wife and step daughter in this tragedy and in his twitter account he wrote the question how to live after this also russia's president lied to a fortune expressed his condolences to the families of the victims he also. spoke on the phone with the president of the republic after their son whose older son was also on board this plane he died he got married not so long ago and it turns out that his pregnant wife was also supposed to be on the plane but miraculously she wasn't because he talked her out of it so this is definitely a major tragedy for this whole town and well it's going to take time for
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a life to get back to normal here. you can press can offer reporting that well it was a gusty night and when the plane went down winds were pretty strong up to eleven meters a second the pilots were trying to abort their landing and request the second attempt when the jet plummeted to the ground passengers who traveled on the same plane from cousin to moscow just a few hours earlier in the day told me their landing was also made high winds it was very frightening. but. the flight itself went quite smoothly but just before the landing the plane started vibrating fiercely the plane was shaking it was direct from side to side linda to now first attempt but it was a really bad landing and they felt like the plane was going to roll off the runway . civil aviation consultant to fly the same type of plane involved in the cousin disaster he told me there's always a combination of factors behind a crash that was the poor repair that led to fatigue in obviously it's traffic
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failure but all of these factors are going to be looked at normally in interim urgency you want to get the aircraft on the ground safely as quickly as possible so what would have caused the aircraft to not litter on its first attempt was weather a factor were. crew for t cruelness there are going to be so many things that have to be looked at keeping in mind there are accidents generally don't have been from a single event it's a chain of events that lead to a catastrophe like this. oh stay with r.t. for updates as developments continue to come through and get across more detail of the tragedy online at r.t. dot com. germany is holding a special parliamentary session on spying on the heels of a scandal triggered by leaks that u.s. and british intelligence services have been extensively targeting its officials in
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her statement chancellor merkel complained that trust with washington was undermined as a bowling correspondent peter all of the reports. we've heard the chancellor speaking to that special session of parliament today saying that it was only through investigation into these allegations that trust could be could be regained her cold stressing the gravity of these allegations of a widespread spying program by both the united states and g c h q from the british. of course britain the united states and germany themselves is very close allies and that's been something that has certainly struck cold here due to. keeping such close tabs on on each other and in fact that anglo merkel's own private telephone may have been hacked by the united states it was noticeable today while she was speaking in parliament she was using pen and paper as opposed to her . usual smart phone in hand as she usually house during these type of meetings.
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the talk about how to build that trust though it is said it's going to come down to an investigation the the opposition parties here in germany had wanted an extensive parliamentary inquiry they haven't been given that and they've criticized angela merkel for not going far enough when it comes to investigating these allegations of widespread spying and i've been speaking to to senior political figures in europe they told me that they did not expect spy agencies will look into government but what's been special about what's happened here in germany is well it seems that business and private citizens have been the main targets now that prompted over a hundred fifty thousand people put their names to a petition that was handed to parliament today petition among other things called for edward snowden to be allowed to come here to germany to be granted asylum here . we are all over with me time guess who's been checking up on diplomats checked
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into me go tells us british intelligence has been secret service in the rooms of foreign v.i.p.'s parents at the top three hundred fifty hotels worldwide according to revelations in germany's dish spiegel newsmagazine from new leaks by edward snowden the program is called royal concierge a very nice name with intercepts reservation confirmations in this sense government addresses from monitored hotels the agency can then quote prepare the rooms for details surveillance meaning bug phones and computers just go it says a german investigative journalist he met snowden moscow last month along with a german m.p. he says governments badly need his assistance. that's one of the things that's being discussed is the question of how to get input from of the person who actually knows the most about the documents right now all of the documents are being kind of read in and reported on by journalists who of course you know are doing their best are doing the best job they can but these are complicated things and it would make
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sense to get expertise i mean from the person and knows the system and the n.s.a. from the inside as a matter of fact i mean the interior minister and other leading people in the german government have acknowledged the importance of snowden's allegations i mean the fact that angle americal actually called president obama about. the story about her cell phone was not just the basis of a newspaper story it was that basically the german authorities had found out that this was true. coming up breaking the ice in the arctic sunrise controversy greenpeace doctor is freed on bail but another activist says that his custody extended it a few minutes we'll report from outside the court where the oil rig hijacked hearings are underway. but next from swelled back down from its tough stuff to the next round of talks over iran's nuclear projects that was
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a message of support to prime minister netanyahu as visited israel meantime the british newspaper claims israel may join forces with saudi arabia in a military campaign against iran if they don't approve or whatever atomic agreement is reached and in another development russia's president putin is spoken to iran's leader ahead of wednesday's global talks is artie's polis lier. the russian president vladimir putin held a telephone conversation with his iranian counterpart to harney and in that conversation push and told him that there was a real chance that the international standoff over iran's nuclear program could ultimately be solved now this comes just two days ahead of slated talks that will take place in geneva between the six global powers and iran's and if any kind of indication is accurate that there will be some kind of deal reached this will happen then potentially this week and at the same time what we're hearing from the british newspaper the sunday times is that if a deal is reached this puts the option of
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a military strike by israel and saudi arabia back on the table both of them are worried that the deal would see international sanctions against iran lifted while the country continues with its nuclear enrichment program according to the sunday times riyadh is offering tel aviv tactical supports in the form of allowing israeli warplanes to use its airspace in any kind of possible military strike and at the same time allowing the israelis to use saudi tanker planes drones as well as helicopters the saudis are reportedly furious over any kind of possible deal in the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has repeatedly said that he will do everything it takes to make sure that his country is secure particularly as regards iran the last time the world powers mitt to discuss the iranian nuclear program was back on november the tenth and at that stage no agreement was reached and one of the major critics was the french and right now you have the french president
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francois hollande visiting israel and palestine he's here on a three day visit and now netanyahu has urged him to keep up the pressure against iran and western allies francois hollande by what indications is going to do this earlier he did say that there were four conditions that paris was insisting on it. indeed any kind of deal with iran is to be brokered and these conditions are that all the rainy and nuclear installations need to be put under international supervision immediately that enrichment needs to be suspended to the twenty percent level that the existing stock needs to be reduced and that iran needs to halt construction on the a rock plant that on yahoo has praised the french president for his position viz of iran and its nuclear program a middle east correspondent there was opposed to a former iranian diplomat who's represented to run in talks with the u.n. nuclear watchdog he pointed to major contradictions in from the position over iran
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. france has a block peaceful because of israeli claims i think this is a historical mistake france is making the i.a.e.a. has about five thousand. inspections or nuclear program and frequently has announced there is no evidence of diversion toward up into zation this is clear but i really dealt with the real concern of france is a both a nuclear bomb because france has a strategic relations with israel is not a member of n.p.t. and poses as a bolt to four hundred nuclear bombs therefore france should not be concerned about nuclear bomb france head israel to master nuclear bomb france head in the two master nuclear bomb therefore france has a very very bad record. coming up from a lot spit cohen has had
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a record breaking weekend but it's got washington worried that coming up we take a look at why lawmakers want to clip the digital currencies weak. economic down in the final. days. and the rest. will be every week.
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pleasure to have you with us here on r t today i'm rory solution. hello again a russian woman who is working on greenpeace is arctic sunrise ship as a doctor has been freed on bail it's the second ruling in some petersburg where two courts are deciding whether to extend the custody of a group of protesters arrested in the russian arctic while trying to board that oil rig our correspondent in the city. berlinski court here in st petersburg they want you can see behind me has ruled today to release. six hundred sheep doctor a young russian woman on two million grubel all sixty thousand dollars bail and
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we've attended the hearings over her case today and we saw the woman in a courtroom she started crying when for the first time in two months of the tension she saw her husband earlier today and not the code also here in st petersburg has decided that greenpeace activists another member of so-called thirty to fifty nine year old men are most surely a we will have to spend three more months in russia's jail but all these hearings have started here in st petersburg after russia's investigative committee applied for the extension of the pretrial detention for the arctic thirty say they need more time to complete the propane september the green crease arctic sunrise ship approach provides lol now offshore all drilling platform in russia's northern pretoria see it's owned by russia's energy giant gazprom and then a group of activists attempted to hold themselves on the platform as they sat
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before a protest over the danger is that the drilling could potentially posed to the environment but they were arrested by russia's coast guard initially charged with piracy they were facing up to fifteen years in prison but later on the charges were changed to hooliganism first they've been held in the russians northern port of movements but we could go there were transferred here to st petersburg where they are now kept in three different detention centers were already been hearing from greenpeace international but they would apply no extension as they say this is not legal so let's see how the story may end. imre financial reporting and actually you will be watching that reports of developments just in to bring you we can tell you. in the greenpeace arctic thirty hearings according to some petersburg's released photo journalist denison yak off on bail it's the second person then in today's hearings to be freed so just bring you that again courts of petersburg as
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we're just hearing his release photojournalist in his in york of on bail if want to keep abreast of all of this case come online r.t. dot com. michael construction workers in qatar are suffering from systematic human rights abuse according to a newly published report from amnesty international the gulf kingdom's door international focus as it prepares of course to host the twenty twenty two football world cup testimonies from workers say they've been treated like cattle with amnesty indicating that some abuses amount to forced labor violations include unpaid wages harsh and dangerous conditions as well as overcrowded and unsanitary housing there are poor highlights how the exploitation is happening in one of the world's richest countries we heard more about the report from amnesty as head of refugee and migrant rights. there are susteren problems with the make it workers encounter many of them are subjected to date or exploitation
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for example we're trying to people who were deceived about the bait it was getting caught there are some people have been deceived about the kind of work they were doing got there we found many workers who had not been paid. for a long time. some of them had not been paid for months as a time we found groups of workers who had been stuck in the country trying to leave their desperate in some cases the side of trying to be you've done able to because they would not get them exit permit which is required under carter a lot in some circumstances there were people who were in conditions that amounted to force taper. well i spoke to a german filmmaker who went to qatar to investigate the situation in itself but peter he slid his camera but detained and interrogated by security officials instead accused of attending to spark a riot by talking to workers mr gates will tell me what he uncovered however about the problems that migrant workers face when they get to quetta. four of them they
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haven't got paid for seven months in a row right now trying to file their cases well all of those workers have one major problem they have to work within the so-called system let me try and explain to you what that is it's a law basically stating that every migrant worker that comes into qatar has to find his own personal sponsor meaning his boss the firm is working for the corporation. and that sponsor has to take care of him legally legally medically but most of the sponsors obviously take the passports away from the migrant workers and that put so numbers of them maybe tens of thousands in a miserable situation on lifeless night not a bed time story but once upon a time the planet mars was apparently just like earth now which scientists want to know what went wrong so nasa sent up
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a new all over to study the red planet skies discovered why it became uninhabitable millions of years ago we got details about on our web site got a lot of chatter tonight i want plus to europe's most active volcano puts on a show in the sky above sicily enjoy the breathtaking view of the currently erupting mount etna in motion section online and out to go home. around the world in brief a manhunt under way for a government in france who shot and injured a photographer with a hunting rifle in newspapers head office all the main media offices in paris have now been sealed off the attacker escaped from the scene and hijacked a car forcing the driver to take him to the shelves allays a place soso confirmed it's the same man behind that attack on a twenty four hour t.v. news channel on friday no shots were fired then but it apparently threatened not to miss next time. a huge rebel bomb attacks rocked a government building northwest of damascus has killed at least thirty one troops an opposition group which is part of the western backed free syrian army says it
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carried out the attack and posted this video on the web is sold comes despite efforts brokered by russia and the u.s. to bring the rival sides in the civil conflict to the negotiating table. messier a freight train and a minibus have collided in egypt at least twenty four people are dead many more injured it happened on a level crossing south of cairo and also involved several other vehicles it's thought law though the barriers to the trucks were closed at the time cars were still crossing is that train approached most of the casualties are reportedly members of the same family returning from a wedding. indonesia's recalled its ambassador strayer an angry response to allege spying it's all stemming from the leaks by edward snowden revealing that a stray or apparently been listening in to the indonesian president's phone calls and it's not the first espionage tension between them either indonesia. baster over reports that its embassy in jakarta was being used as part of a u.s. led surveillance network in asia the digital
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currency big oil reached a record high this weekend of five hundred dollars each so it's a roller coaster ride with his value reputation because it's frequently linked as well to internet black market transactions despite it rapidly becoming veidt twenty first century money spinner washington though is still not sure it can be trusted going to cheat you can report. there's around one point two trillion dollars circulating in u.s. currency compared to around three billion dollars in bitcoin so big coin is still a very small phenomenon but it's growing and very rapidly the value of a bit coin has increased ten fold since early two thousand and thirteen bitcoin bypasses government currency this is not subject to any regulations and at the moment the government is looking at it with suspicion citing concerns that the virtual currency is being useful facilitating illegal activity like drug trade.
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we've seen things like bitcoin and others these internet based currencies that are not subject to regulation or oversight and we're working very hard to look at how we can counteract that. but bitcoin supporters are pointing to the fact that this new peer to peer payments system is being used in a widening variety of transactions corners for example are now actively chipping in to help the victims of the typhoon in the philippines the u.s. government and the u.s. federal reserve obviously can stay neither rapid development bitcoin and are right now thinking how to maybe incorporate bitcoin into the conventional money system possibly wishing to see coin as more of a technological innovation rather than a truly stateless and independent currency in washington i'm going to check out well if you still trying to get your head about how it works this is to use big
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coins you just create an online wallet identified with the digital codes transactions and can be processed between users without any middleman that's their full cutting out the financial institutions in the government we spoke to jeffrey tucker he's not condemning who come pains to free up global economics he said there's no way the authorities can restrain. governments always like to control money they like to control currency and frankly washington is starting to get a little panicked about becoming a year ago it was a laughing stock and now people are starting to worry sense that they don't want anything that happens out of their control and that kind really just doesn't care actually it's a perfect currency and it is it is immune from abuse by governments and regulators no one controls it quite it's purely a product of who can little international market of traders and users so in that sense because it is a revolutionary tool to free people from oppression from their nation states
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governments can try to control it but ultimately they cannot now you know all world views that life mosque with me kevin i was just over half an hour next those seven days great sporting action ok partridges new. technology innovation all the developments from around russia. the future covered. wealthy british style it's time to retire. the. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports.
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dramas the truth be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. the faces changing the world. the old picture of today's lives long gone to and from around the globe. up to. fifty. hello welcome to the r t sports show twenty seven minutes of top sports from russia and around the globe with me kate outraged to hear other top stories. arabian nights russia held to a one one draw by serbia in a friendly in dubai is fabio capello's men kick start their preparations for next
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year's world cup. while the red bulls flying as for me no one champion sebastian vettel make a record eight wins in a row russian teenager danielle that drives the sister team toro rosso for the first time. and short track to sochi korean born speed skater picked ana winds gold for russia in the last qualifying events before the winter olympics. but first a football and fabio capello's russia began the can down to next year's world cup with a one one draw against serbia in dubai in the first of two international friendlies in five days doesn't there but apple has more russia will be heading to their first world cup finals in twelve years after winning their qualifying group with seven wins out of town but coach fabio capello isn't resting on his laurels ahead of the tournament in brazil however the italian did the rest most of his regular starters in the friendly against serbia including former skipper eager denise oh and the
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injured strike i looks on the kids record and tested several back up players which gave him food for thought. this is good for me doing this and that there are some players because a lot of players play the game. and. i mean he had begun something new and this is. that for me to do costs in contra serbia have just missed out on their first world cup in twelve years but with legendary defender simitian me column each in the dugout and plenty of up and coming players on the bench the national side i steal a serious threat for any opponent but it was a russia who took the lead on the half hour mark when i'm i'm sure all of strike was buried by lighting a story and we know alexandre simon of the.


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