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young young. as the first stage of syria's chemical disarmament stick clear the success we recap on the diplomatic achievements prevented a u.s. strike on the war torn country a look at how the civil conflict has transformed during the year. testers and police a gathering in the heart of istanbul is a high level corruption scandal takes the turkish government to the brink of collapse. three people have been killed in an explosion near a traffic police headquarters in southern russia authorities have ruled out the possibility it was a terrorist attack. to a u.k. government tax lowering drive seems only to be stuffing the wallets of the highest earners leaving no reason for those on a basic wage to celebrate the festive period.
martin you center moscow's kevin i would have just passed ten pm here for good to have you company our top story tonight it's being thirty three months of bloody civil conflict in syria and twenty thirteen's brought no relief to the people of the water own country on the contrary from the conventional stand off between the government and the opposition the conflicts grow multi-dimensional marred by infighting between various rebel groups. of the share the opposition group more fragmented with many rebel groups increasingly dominated by radicals studied by a defense consultancy indeed shows that out of one hundred thousand opposition fighters in syria more than half are extremists made of this and islamic hardliners the rest of more moderate but the. voices are being increasingly drowned out by the
radicals and this year in syria too it was also marred by a growing number of attacks on christians in the ancient town of maloof becoming a front line and r.t. crew was right there in the midst of the standoff between the government forces near the mist rebels is a report than from our correspondent reference who were fired at the height of the fighting. oh oh. the mood is cheerful soldiers are smiling and relieved the jihadists have been booted out. but some of them were killed some of them escaped. locals joined the army to defend their native town the soldiers in light colored uniforms of the so-called national defense but the terrain here is very difficult with
mountains and caves but we know the area better so we are carrying on with the operation. but we come across one grocery shop owner who we have filmed back in two thousand and twelve then he told us that the armed rebels hasn't come to their village and why would they. this time he's armed with a gun a month syrian soldiers and he has some questions again. that syria is a land of history and of love they sent terrorists here from all corners of the world to kill syrians and each other why i asked the world why if the european citizen is so much just slapped across the face there'd be a scandal while in syria how many victims how many hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered why will it stop would quickly find out that it won't be today held by the militants for a week it seems that mountain tops of fear hotel still poses a threat that sufi hotel our goal was to liberate them push on them are tough climb
on the street but we couldn't do it the snipers are everywhere milo is home to many christian churches and monasteries as well as mosques everywhere we go here we see either crosses on their rents now added to these we see blag to harvest flags. it's taunton had back. but while in the car something goes wrong. we take cover in a place where we find dozens of army soldiers hiding from enemy's bullets. the main road has been targeted and it seems our only way out. we think over our chances when our engine here gets heat. is not about you know your corporeal the future you must get your question. but. thankfully it's not serious so bitter but it becomes clear we come to
a to minutes more. free money. when i'm stuck here in this corner and went out trying to get out of here for years and this was. well no no no no. so. those have been anything done to back then herc go clear a lot. more focus off of the boots did you hear them whizzing by thoughtful a bit but now say that we've reached the safe area.
that far in your behind this new three hundred fold of this is here no me again you know. that's how we will make this tomorrow so you gotta play. and we leave well given. until forces continue their frenzy for not only the ledge which despite the claims remains under siege. see reporting from syria. of course the syrian conflict could have taken an even more dramatic turn this august when the u.s. threatened bombing raids on the country had followed a major chemical attack near damascus that killed hundreds washington blame the assad government for the atrocity but failed to produce any evidence the airstrikes were shelled only after moscow intervened helping to negotiate that landmark chemical disarmament deal it led in turn to a u.n. resolution that kickstart the destruction of syria's chemical weapons and production facilities the first stage of the protest has officially been completed
now and is really explains what's next. we can see the first hurdle or rather task at hand which is destroying the facilities where the chemical weapons were stored and produced and then gathering all the chemicals together that that stage has been completed now we are at the stage two and that is the transportation of all chemicals to the port of latakia and now. there is a deadline for that and that was december thirty first but organization for broad vision of chemical weapons is saying that deadline is most likely not to be met because you don't have to transport the chemicals the route they have to go via the route from damascus to a talkie which of unfortunately is rife with various armed gangs populate in the area so that could present some danger although russia is helping out in that regard by sending its special heavy duty armored trucks and lorries in order to transport these chemicals now after they reach the port of latakia the chemicals
will be boarded on several vessels belonging to denmark norway and head over to italy where they will be transferred to another vessel this one is belonging to the united states there is also of course the issue of the actual destruction of the chemicals and there are two ways that could be done and the details are being figured out today in moscow by all parties participating in this rather difficult and very sophisticated task and according to the russian their present to the russian history of foreign affairs there are some kinks that they need along the way when talking to the representatives of the united states but again russia is remaining very hopeful that the talks today will be very productive and of course they're saying that they're smoothing things out along the way as they go another major international. is of course the peace talks which are expected to take place at the end of january but whether the syrian government of the opposition will find the negotiation table together and whether that would bring the ongoing bits of
conflict on the twenty four teams going to tell. these are. braving the elements in order to stand on u.s. soil giants. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that summed up the gulag of our time. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. oh. what you know to know what warm a developing story brought you last hour at least three people having to might have
been killed in a blast and russia's southern city appear to go risk because reporters have exploded next to a traffic police headquarters that investigators say they haven't ruled out the possibility it was a terror attack with the latest has been a cochon of it was a very powerful explosion acid basically tore the core into pieces and also shatters the windows of the new year of bhaiya buildings now the incident happened late and the evening on a friday a car pulled over outside a police station and exploded at the blast happened in the city of pisa gore squishes locators and the staff of region that borders of the north caucasus area and that is considered to be very volatile the british government's bending over backwards to slash taxes and raise living standards for its people the result rich individuals and big business is the stuff in the pockets with more cash or the public pays the price but despite criticism from pays the tax authorities aren't willing to change the status quo it seems silly boy to report. for many of those
working here in the city of london two thousand and thirteen has been a year of prosperity thanks to a tax cut that kicked in earlier this spring the u.k.'s highest earners have been able to make even more money this year the rate of tax for people earning over one hundred fifty thousand pounds per year has gone down from fifty pence to forty five so for every hundred pounds they earn over that fifty pounds used to go straight into the treasury but that figure has now been reduced and now they're only paying forty five pounds to the tax man from every hundred now all these save five as a rounding up in the u.k. as all position labor party has done the math they say that collectively the u.k.'s highest earners have saved almost one hundred million pounds thanks to the tax cuts you have seen the longest fall in living standards on record you've got half a million people using parents now you've got i think homelessness is up by around
since two thousand and ten these are serious problems why is the government choosing to cut taxes a sound like this when the government's made such play of the need for services this is bizarre and there's little evidence that it benefits to be the u.k. economy so most people. have their tax cut they're not investing that money this investment storm before they're just going to basically london isn't called a millionaire's playground for nothing you have more super rich individuals living in the capital than anywhere else in the world you have the world's most expensive houses here and butlers a back in fashion but away from the glitz and glamour thirty million brits are going to be starting the new year living in poverty u.k. prime minister david cameron has been fighting off claims that his political party only represents the privileged few but this later. tax cuts only benefits the
richest one percent while the boy k. artsy. to it seems the rich are getting richer in the us is the reason bolder there with wall street setting aside nearly one hundred billion dollars for new year's bonuses while the activist fighting corporate dominance told us that cash will be coming straight out of taxpayers' pockets these big wall street banks pay their employees a very high b salary usually in the range of like one hundred fifty thousand to two hundred fifty thousand but then on top of that they get this sort of performance bonus and the way that they're tallied is there's a number of surveys they basically at the top us think how much money they had set aside for bonuses in two thousand and thirteen and that's how we arrived at the ninety one point four four billion dollars it is crazy right especially when you think about earlier this year there was this bloomberg article about how the government there is like a government subsidy of eighty three billion dollars so it's almost as if all of that government subsidy is just going right back into bonuses but this is just way that wall street has worked for
a really long time before say we're going to continue to see these problems and that's why we're saying listen you shouldn't get to take these big dollars that you've gotten in this all gotten ways and given yourselves you should give it back to the people that you've harmed or personality or most good things but without international heading to a quick break next now after that hoping to catch up with our correspondents in taksim square tonight in turkey of course the ongoing problems there with the prime minister up against it's hard to turn over his cabinet members he's under fire himself for the latest we're hearing tonight is the trouble that they were expecting. some some problems some protests and it looks like today gossiping followed a crew we think has been caught up in the guess we're trying to get hold of sort of hopefully be speaking within five minutes or so if she's in a fit state to do it so that's to come plus a lot of the other news of the day as well who can stay with me.
detroit altie spanish find out more visit i to our. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces change the world lights now. so picture of today's no longer from around the globe. looking to t.v. . birdland social science center just published the study suggesting that two thirds of muslims in western europe hold their religious roles in the laws of the countries that believe if you read the bible if you if you go into christianity you find the sentence that you should obey god more than caesar. that means
religious schools more important and more convincing those of the state it's in the very same thing that is now referred to the muslims. such. as the twenty fourth jane olympics what's this place like and why is this so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games shaping the city's present and future life more so it will bring you this is the moment everybody from a very cold and snowy windy mountain to stop here beyond the olympics but . on our team.
i guess this is all to with you live more than on that massive anti-government protests that scurry raging on taxes square it was promised it's happening in central istanbul over a high level corruption scandal that's already forced the prime minister to reshuffle his cabinet and i don't see cruz call in the middle of a demonstration when police used tear gas on the protesters we talk about do you see just minister speaking to them she was caught up in it herself she's on the phone now let's try to get the latest from the other sara careers tonight. like when you start to speed what's going on around you then these protests as they say were promised kicking off here what's the scale of it. yeah we were on one of the main streets just acting meet and i think the military turned to the hair and consciousness the breaking out of the last hour the creeping easing a take. more of a challenge i'm just trying to catch. him in
a big show of paulson the plea. bargaining. i think to be honest the government said about where things have gone since the corruption spreads. because obviously they're trying to explain why was literally hundreds of people being chased causing prices we think with the police coming down after the. break the mob it's chilling not to see the whole taliban coming back alone. what is. expected but the scale of the turn from what you can say. well if in fact inquiry they've got the gun is the need to sort of manage to keep the small amount tricking them off to the side next in the last hour so that the chances kicks in and you think they caught it taking place right time and then the . hearing was rubble at the moment since the crash is ongoing the only volunteer
you can decrease the search or or is it resident relatively peaceful. people right now and the actually making a very very cool. to protest the sarkozy said water cannon and pick up and ready the princess's not backing down and i think that is symbolic of the anger we see there in the last couple of days. to try to contain this and they just haven't been able. not unusual to see such a policy everything things like that from them go but i think that's fine what added to that is the fact the. government. made the hitlist. coming from. the scene just. doesn't look like he's. digging in and not going anywhere at this point. well i mean everyone's going to be watching this very very closely now to see how low
really he can hanging. when things like that. saying that they're not going to back down. to suction on the sand to. the price of. the conscious. five minutes being trying to send the follow up and the. reason we manage it has a ton of credibility. as you said you know the political fight if we can dish it now is well as well as the price of. seeing playing out i mean honestly right now. kelly. says we got to be a lot of people watching this very closely really. ok well we'll be following these protests very carefully with your help we'll let you get back to it stay safe functioning with the surf. promise for once being praised by the international community for trying to create a country where you repeat
a muslim values are integrated put a story in professional international relations mark almost immediately he believes that it was never held secular views. daunted by many that his opponents. ostensibly accepted the secular constitution of turkey because you have to do that in order to stand for election but as he's been reinforced in power it's recess elections we've seen shifts towards water seems all season to more endorsing of a more islamic ossie for instance restrictions on sale of alcohol his own car rents about how we are strict about morality codes in universities mum some people also mums isn't supporting. a local level turkey has been almost immune to the world economic crisis and one of the two arms great angles of support was that his government seemed able to produce economic growth relatively low inflation and of course without allegations of corruption water put their hold you know grievances and now we have the allegations of corruption we also see more generally who the
church economy's slowing down and. many people in the past would say well whatever's wrong it was better and i'm better off. always more the big stories that are of course online as well on our website r.t. dot com right now the arctic thirty greenpeace activists that just one step away apparently from leaving russia up to moscow dropped all charges against them for trying to board that offshore oil rig they've now been issued with exit visas to if want to keep up to speed that story got the latest on line r.t. dot com and it turns out that e.u. politicians hollywood big shots even vatican officials don't always practice what they preach when it comes to piracy it seems they've been submerged they've been downloading huge amounts of illegal content from that story we've got it online. first. and i think.
hello again julian signs the wiki leaks founder who's been holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london for over a year hiding from prosecution glenn greenwald the reporter who broke the n.s.a. scandal and whose partner was held in question during the terrorism laws and jacob appelbaum to the wiki leaks hacker detained a dozen times at the u.s. border today that will be headliners at a major conference in hand work about surveillance and privacy i think peter all of us that. well it's the thirtieth anniversary of the chaos communications conference here in how it's drawing more and more support as people are made aware of just how fragile their online privacy actually is now i'm joined by michael ettlinger who is a online privacy campaigner michael thanks very much for speaking to me how people
started to take more of a interest in looking after their online security you know a lot of people do it in a different manner some start to encrypt the e-mail is something that we would like to support those people how to do it how to manage p.g.p. for example as a runs reduce your communication on the internet whatever this is going to be a big impact for everybody's life and i think we're just looking at the beginning of a big thing for somebody like myself who's barely computer literate is there anything that i can do it to look after my own online security. of course start to encrypt the e-mails start to use open software start to change your system on your computer not microsoft not apple but use linux are you going to and anything like that people away a year ago before these leaks from edward snowden just how it risks we are online. normal most of the people didn't realize it some few people always were talking about it on the events like this once here boxen enormous you haven't been
a big voice an immediate now would you like to see edward snowden here perhaps next year as a speaker i would like to hear from today it's as fast as possible and i would like to have an german government to give him a safe place and a secure place here in germany i would prefer it that thank you very much that's michael ebeling who say privacy online privacy activist here talking about the thirtieth chaos communication conference in briefs and i think we reported dead over a hundred twenty arrests morsi. of egypt cairo police fired tear gas and. a test as old stone says a few people says the trash is full of arrested twenty three activists from the muslim brotherhood and accusations of inciting violence and days after it was declared a terrorist organization the brillo the promising more rallies. the taliban suicide bomb attack on an international military convoy in afghanistan killed three servicemen and mooted six civilians on tuesday rockets were fired at the u.s.
embassy in kabul followed by another attack that injured three police officers the recent spate of violence comes as president karzai considers allowing u.s. troops to stay in the country beyond twenty forty. lebanon's former finance minister has been killed along with five other people in a bomb attack on his convoy the blast took place in the area near the parliament building in beirut's artie's policy has got the details of the attack. when a massive car bomb explosion has rocked central beirut and it has killed the former lebanese economy minister mohammed. now he was a close aide of the former lebanese prime minister the blast shook the capital center which is only a few meters away from the parliament buildings as well as government headquarters and a number of five star hotels the people in the vicinity caught fire when live footage shows them screaming and why the campaign there were also cars that were safe and
blaze thick smoke covered the entire area the explosion also set fires blazing at several different points it is understood that the target of the attack was the convoy. who was also a member of the future of newsman and was a former lebanese ambassador to the united states almost immediately ambulances rushed to the scene troops have been deployed nearby and we are of the understanding that security forces in lebanon have been on a state of high alert for at least ten days now beirut has been hit by several daily attacks over the past few months as tensions rise there was back in november twenty first side bombings those happening near the iranian embassy and then over the summer there was a number of bombings in the heart of his village stronghold in south beirut all of slayer the keep it close so if you're in taksim square in istanbul tonight protesters facing a police or correspondents they will go live to regret just over a. news update or not international most sophie shevardnadze are talking tonight to
a former british intelligence officer about the changing face of espionage is right after the break. although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti homo sexual comments in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the go.