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made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth. were clearly not the safest. the boss over the olympic podium in sochi is in full swing with no way to leading the race so far we're closely watching this for six try gonzo from our season very own studio in the heart of the winter games it's maybe a celebration of sport but. the threat of something happening in sochi western media found their alarm bells ringing over the olympics are raising eyebrows as well as question as to whether they've done it and criticism our chance to buy that bluff in the week's headlines when. you know. that reportedly comes from the mouth of the u.s. assistant secretary of state victoria nuland ashura views washington's plans for
crisis rank ukraine and the league's foreign call. on this way some deciding on whether to keep foreigners out as they come true votes on a controversial bill introducing him and wonder why was it. hello and welcome to our senior national twenty four hour news of live from moscow . thanks for joining us they competition's hazing up their winter games in sochi with eight sets of medals up for grabs on sunday all season he says now he's keeping abreast of all the latest big developments from our such a studio. it's the second day of the games and there's a very vibrant spirit here in the winter olympic capital there's certainly an atmosphere of rivalry but first and foremost
a very festive mood with everyone enjoying the spectacle but all kicked off course with a breathtaking opening ceremony on friday right behind their sochi studio here with a dazzling fireworks show the great of national teams and highlights of russian history and culture as for the competition so far norway tops the medal table but it's a russian athlete who stole the show last night team figure skater you really need her dazzling performance in the ladies short program the fifteen year old showed she has the goods to win the gold and whether she takes the podium or not she's already and the darling now sunday is a busy day for the sportsman in sochi loose athlete skiers and snowboarders are among those hoping to bad gold in the next twenty four hours andrew farmer is in the olympic class sir andrew a busy schedule there for athletes some great shows of sportsmanship there i understand you know maybe lympics spirit is alive and well and to hear the story
sensually the russian team has given a very big helping hand to the junes their main rivals to today's will inspire flown what happened recently germany's equipment that they used to prepare their own skis was damaged in their trip over here so they are still the teams look can you help out can you lend us your equipment you said no apart from the russians you said go ahead help yourself it was a very magnanimous gesture and one greatly appreciated by the germans olympic chief and we all in our pm have never experienced such a special situation and so i'll. play the russian friends. for us in the us they gave us handed over the key and so it was possible that our team. prepare. your team the russian team said here are the keys and beds let's say moral as unbelievable our team managers discuss there is
two or three other teams and they said nor because you. will be stronger with good skis and the russian team of support. to go. to success so heartwarming story there to start the day with that event incidentally in the biathlon is the women seven and a half kilometer sprint and that gets underway this evening now russia does have a couple of hopes elsewhere for medal but then change their government sits second at the halfway stage in the league that concludes today as does the team figure skating event and russia currently leads now so fingers crossed the will be some medals on the board by the end of tonight also today we will get off first glimpse of russia's ice hockey women's team they play that humans incidentally and expect to game this is toughest the men's we've been catching up to very hard the skipper for russia you katherina sentiments of. well not all the girls and models some of
the tough you know what women alike and i think any team sport is interesting in hockey you also have ice and hockey sticks so you can do some pushing and striking with your stick so it's very interesting each is a sport that pending on your disposition you have to be a feisty girl to play hockey a few girls in women's hockey a soft and tender of course when we're not wearing our uniforms no one can tell we're hockey players but when we're out there on the ring and we have to be tough of course it's every actually each dream isn't it to be at these olympics but not everyone can make it not everybody makes the national team martin and rees caught up with the americans who have had the misfortune of just missing out but he still enjoying sochi is his reform paul break will be going his full time journey to follow his. the limbic wish in twenty thirty determines to participating carry a flag at any opening a lympics ceremony he decided on the sporting activity of cross country skiing and
completed several months of training in australia new zealand austria and finland i've been skiing on glaciers the aware of the snow i was jumping on a plane because i need to get as much exposure to skis as possible i've never been on skis and about eighteen months ago my dream was to be a walk into the ceremonies as a participant not to watch as a fan so i'm there watching it and yeah i mean like i had maybe five or six friends carrying their flags and i knew maybe thirty forty athletes in there and yeah it's kind of like bittersweet to get there but not quite there sadly he didn't meet the qualifying times needed for this year's competition so he's here in sochi to support his plan the sportsman. the winter games held in the war zone under the threat of terror with shining oh tells and stray dogs roaming around that's how sochi twenty fourteen has been protected by many western media outlets but will the criticism die down now that the torch is lit and the games have opened our teams and institute takes a look. hundreds
of world class competitions involving thousands of top notch athletes sports fans all over the world rejoice it's time for a limping game fun again. pretty distant but why feed the excitement word of a possible new terror threat character a terror threat terrorist threat and your world champion and multiple gold medalist for buzz kill the western mainstream media the olympics is a wonderful time for contraries to get together in order to despise each other and or treat each other like crap it's only happens once every two four years you know that done a lot of time you got to come together and each other and not a second has gone to waste from. picking any little thing that might be off to fifty toilets but not one that could be flushed to toilets i advise that i have two toilets right next to each other just spells party that doesn't spell bad
conditions three millionaires to be exact traps one very tiny room left a five paint they're trashing things the problems that that come up in every olympic games these were unique to sochi olympic stadium has always been accused of being an overpriced boondoggle that was constructed shoddily not ready until the very last second every single one that i can remember a media war against the saatchi olympics taken to a ridiculous extreme but my impression of fox news is that they're just sitting around the office and they go hey it looks like no one's russian to get to sochi am i right i'm going to go eat lunch. that was fine is definitely queer spinning tiny flaws into viral sensations facts or actual sports reporting be damned. it's really kind of unpleasant to watch more to the point it's pretty
counterfactual as well going so far as to say that the games are being held in a war zone as opposed to what's really a black sea resort. even though plenty of work went into security hysteria reigns the airwaves the threat of something bad happening in sochi well it's increasing by the day taking the fear of yes toothpaste to an extreme toothpaste containing explosive material it is terrifying all right did you hear all the tooth paste is going to explode it wants even staging tests on hiding explosives and tombs were c.n.n. commissioned this test i stopped rushing mighty i've stopped flossing i think that might help solve the problem no matter how much the media act as the doomsayers of the games toothpaste will be toothpaste and non-sense. will be nonsense in the end the olympics will celebrate joy excitement and victory there will be winners and there will be losers hopefully able to move on with at least some snippets of
dignity you're not concerned at all you're really not really true we can we piece about why and especially if you're going to r.t. new york it's true we're not going to let anybody kill our buds here on the black sea coast so the sochi olympics will see many our fleets become stars some really are like globally renowned violinist and she's taking part in the giant slalom and competing for her home country of thailand we asked her what made her choose to take to the slopes this time and not the stage. i've been so inspired with with the skiing have you know the day there are days when it's rush rush rush so much to do and the violin doesn't get taken out of its case but there's been days where i've literally hopped on a plane after a race and had to show the next day and i have to say that it brings a new dimension to my music i was groomed to be a violin is from a young age and it was something that i was serious single minded about i am
serious when i strap on a pair of skis but i don't put myself under the same pressure representing my country is a responsibility but nobody is expecting a podium for me so some way i could be entertaining and that would be a good thing for me as an entertainer but we'll see how it's going to play out for of an estimate performing on searches slopes here in our searches studio at the center of the winter games looking to new to bring you all the updates and highlights of the olympics. and he's an hour from the heart of the winter olympics in sochi and the aussie team is of course in salty closely following the sporting spectacle for us and you can keep up to date anytime by logging on to our official instagram page videos and footage from the olympic capital join us on instagram dot com slash c. of course we're also keeping a very close our eyes on these sanchia olympiad it's slopes of course tracks stadiums and parks counting the models following the reaction and bringing you all
the latest updates on air and on our web site that is our c dot com. the g. twenty four gene promise to leak ultimate in the exhilarating winter boards in our keep. your knees in our way i'm a clever know it and the rest of our look at news team for sochi twenty four take. on art. this week a league phone call between top u.s. diplomats has revealed new details are washington involvement in ukraine's ongoing political crisis the recording apparently featured assistant secretary of state with tory nuland discussing who could form a new government in kiev and bluntly dismissing the e.u. are seizing marina part nine now reports in ukraine we stand for the principle that all people have the right to express themselves freely in peaceful way. and they
have a say in their country's future as it turns out washington isn't just cheering from the sidelines. in this video posted anonymously on you tube my understanding from that u.s. assistant secretary of state victoria nuland and the u.s. ambassador in the kieve are heard orchestrating ukraine's political future playing a game of verbal chess with ukraine's opposition leaders i think yats is the guy who's got the economic experience the governing experience he's the he's the guy you know what he needs is clear on a book on the outside he needs to be talking to them four times a week the embarrassingly conversation goes from bad to worse when washington senior diplomat drops the f. bomb dismissing the european union's role in ukraine so that would be great i think to help glue this thing and have the u.n. help glue it and you know be you the state department has shifted into damage control refusing to confirm the authenticity of the audio while admitting that victoria nuland has apologized to her european allies for the profanity she's
apologized for a comment to she's not admitting she made which is itself a confirmation that the comment wasn't indeed made but will she hasn't apologized for the plans to midwife a new government to create you know the words she's she's apologizing for you but she's not apologizing for trying to overthrow a government in kiev and calling it popular democracy the diplomatic scandal here as nuland arrived in ukraine for her second visit in less than two months back in december she was seen walking around kiev's independence square handing out snacks to protesters this time around the assistant secretary of state promised to feed the country with financial support if necessary political reforms are implemented at a press conference nuland refused to comment on what she called a private diplomatic conversation this is a devastating revelation and a very important revelation because it shows. that washington is not only
manipulating but washington is dictating who shall be in the government and they have taken the power away from the people. archie. e.u. officials are appalled at a new report we're beating shocking levels of corruption across the bloc but some experts find it strange that wrongdoings within the e.u. financial institutions also premised on the story just ahead after the break. old. technology innovation all the latest developments around russia we've got this huge earth covered.
in turkey riot police have clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in istanbul's main square of this is used water cannon and tear gas to break up angry mobs protesting against the government moves to impose on the internet the draft bill allows the blocking websites for privacy violations without a court order but has been criticized as an attempt to gag the opposition twitter and facebook were widely used by on to government protesters during demonstrations last year. in madrid around three thousand protesters waved flares and lit fires during a rally against will they call state repression in spain the demonstrators are unhappy with the government's recent passing of legislation allowing protests this may find fulfillment police and participating in an authorized rallies several activist groups teamed up to organize the protest against the law.
switzerland is heading to the polls to decide on a disputed right when proposal to introduce quotas on the country's immigrants if accepted the bill would jeopardize the swiss e.q. treaty on free movement and critics say the country's economic prosperity is that stake as are his loose accounts in a report. well today is the day that swiss voters decide whether to put up new immigration barriers to their european neighbors a vote that could trigger the country's exit from the single european market the nationwide referendum could count the number of e.u. citizens who get residency permits here which would undo a longstanding deal that let's listen to you nationals move really essentially an open borders agreement now to understand what's really behind us the mission of you do have to look at the numbers switzerland has a population of just eight million people but it's seen a massive rise in immigration over the past decade in fact an estimated eighty
eight. comes each year and one fifth of the population is foreign born or that's simply too much according to the right wing people's party which has pushed this referendum forward we think we have to respond to tell the people we have to change our constitution we have to write each that's what sort of controls to immigration and that's what we're going to do now critics of the initiative say that it sends the message that foreigners aren't welcome they also warn that it could cripple businesses economy is actually. percent unemployment here and experts believe that's because of not just going to foreign labor especially folks who have skills to work in fields like health care or internet technology if you look at the arrivals from the e.u. between for example twenty ten and twenty twelve a large majority sixty nine percent in fact were highly skilled now there is also the issue of brussels switzerland isn't a member of the european union but it has signed on to a lot of the blocks policy in order to gain access to that single market i
mentioned earlier where switzerland sells half of everything that it produces that access of course could all be at risk. in terms of. threatening the erosion of the relationship. this is initiative it's not compatible with the treaties which are signed between britain and the european union so this will lead to. erosion of the existing preachings they will be. there finish and then the switzerland is in is very very real and. because it depends highly on the european market for now ponens of immigration are still a minority but opinion polls have shown the initiative gaining traction there could of course always be a surprise at the ballot box and we'll simply have to wait and see what is
evening's results to find out what morning in zurich switzerland i'm lucy kaplan of . a corruption pandemic a sweeping e.u. member states in brussels claims losses to shady deals amount to hundreds of billions of euros their estimation that corruption costs in the european union is no less than one hundred twenty billion euros each year and that is the equivalent of an annual budget so it's a lot of money we're talking about. the figures were revealed by the e.u.'s home affairs commission and its first annual report the agency's chief to celia mouse tran called the problem breathtaking and wonder if getting wise and if it plays and if people pay flemish nationalist parties has while i lies in bribery on a national level reporting known as brussels overall complexity. the problems in some member states are huge and widespread and the problem within the european union is that all the member states are in danger of being contaminated the
by this problem because when you are in the euro zone for instance and when one of these member states in the eurozone has a big corruption problem world this problem will be felt by the other member states within the eurozone that's a problem with greece for instance so the problems in one country are becoming more and more the problems of the other member states would i find it surprising that with i found interesting at the same time is that the european commission has made this report on corruption in the european union but it didn't make. from within its own institutions and didn't have any specific information about corruption with you funded projects. aka branches or threats toward the pentagon and sounds the alarm over iranian warships
approaching us maritime borders had to have called for the full story. and in the tourism to immigration go home or face arrest campaign bank find its mastermind details on what force the u.k. immigration minister to resign is just a click away. and established life interrupted by a subpoena and a british couple are fighting extradition to the u.s. on fraud charge or is. no one to see the family says their lives have been turned upside down by then or one morning fourteen months ago a life changing knock on the door with two policeman from scotland yard and they said were i was sorry mr dunham would come to arrest you and your husband since then they've been out on bail and are fighting extradition to the united states to await trial after claims from the dunham's former company in the us that they have
more than one million dollars in illegitimate expense claims something the couple say are without merit showing as evidence that they've gathered the some say they're not afraid of trial but their worst fears being sent to the states is the possibility of being denied bail and spending years behind bars apart from one another simply waiting for their day in court if we were away from this country to . my father for very good chance he would have asked why we're confident we would win. because we are innocent but we would then be shipped but there's no compensation and. wrongful acts for patients. can you imagine coming back to this country you know three or four years later no harm no money no job and you're now in you know sixty two sixty three years by and trying to rebuild your life controversy has long surrounded the u.s. u.k. extradition act of two thousand and three signed in the wake of nine eleven critics
claim the agreement is biased against the u.k. if you are a u.s. citizen wanted by the u.k. government you have a higher standard of evidence that you need to provide in the u.s. and also as a u.s. citizen you have the opportunity to go to a u.s. court to plead your case and unfortunate for british citizens there is no such opportunity to have your evidence tested in the u.k. court before you are expected and that's a basic unfairness to an independent review and twenty eleven found that the treaty quote does not operate in an unbalanced manner but this contradicts findings of the parliament's joint committee in human rights which called for a renegotiation to ensure british citizens get the same protections as americans conservative m.p. who sits on the committee looked at nationalities of those extradited and found at thirty five britons have been sent to the us and steve thousand and four versus just five u.s. nationals who made the opposite journey that's seven times more but for every
argument on this side of the atlantic a counter is thrown back the united states has never denied a request under the treaty whereas the united kingdom has denied multiple requests from the united states if the relationship is in balance i would say it's imbalanced against the united states but that is little comfort to the don imus and others like them who teeter on the edge of desperation knowing it's very lives at stake from the moment they put us on the plane. first opportunity rick and. sylvia r.t. london. and coming out right after the break takes a closer look at drug abuse on the streets of los angeles.
recently an online poll by the liberal dozhd t.v. channel that's rain in english has caused quite a storm of rage across the country how could a stupid online poll cause russia wide anger while they pose the question was defending living grad from the nazis worth it because retreat in their opinion could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives what is offensive from culture to culture differs a lot but from a russian perspective fighting to the bitter end to stop the german genocide machine was worth it this is basically like if a somewhat popular news outlet had a poll on martin luther king's birthday asking was slavery really that bad it was a bone for the economy but why would someone create this poll is because the people who wrote it are sick with the disease are types total self infatuation egoism and greed in other words were a generation mean mean mean these people could never imagine sacrificing the great and wonderful me for any cause sacrificed me to the dogs is
a plus for me i'd rather kiss their boots and learn german but it wasn't for millions of russians put their self interest as a distant second then all those great and wonderful me s. would have been worked to death and shot a nazi death camp it pays to make a few sacrifices for society the fascist my opinion. in response to the intense law enforcement skip around some local residents have made it their child to watch the police. my mother in law father both came to california in one nine hundred fifty six and they both got a job downtown l.a. work in a bullish department store on seventh and broadway. my father had been living
downtown ever since. but my mother she lived out in the projects the bad part of it was that i ended up hanging out in my mother's old neighborhood where i ended up joining the games and so for near i got into my diction my addiction landed me in front of the judge. because you're just doing robberies he said you don't have to go to state prison so he says sinister mean to eighteen year state prison. when i was doing my time in prison i became really more radical i was on the revolutionary side before i got out you know i i promised all of that when i get out i would give back all the wrong that i've been doing as a gang member and grown up in my life so when i got out the first thing i did was i came back to steal a role. so one day to bicycle security goes from the biggest improvement if you call
a suburban shirts had just one twisted home up in the air and it was about to break the woman on so i say what are you doing man let the woman cohen goes you crazy because like a shot a picture got by i say so you go to break. so the lady was dramatic i know my bag and i'm just i'm yours i like it right so she tried to run she opened up her head to learn to go i said milliner go so they let it go and she opened up her hand it was a highlight or so i told myself when i was a homeless in medicine that we don't but it's perfect i'm still. in general so i tell myself i've got to go get me some soldiers while i'm you know walking around here to talk to one of my friends and he told me man you need to go to l.a. can they do that kind of stuff. and so from him witnessing an injustice a day later he's. gone through leadership development classes and now three years later he's a leader human rights work and his or my job is to.