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and the worst of all the hate news team for sochi twenty four take. on art. no medals yet with a host nation of sochi twenty fourteen but hopes are hide that will change on sunday night but aside from the celebration of winter olympic sport. the threat of. power but it's drug so the western media dishes out an avalanche of criticism raising questions about whether the hype and panic all justified wants in the weeks other headlines for you. and you know. the message reportedly coming from the u.s. assistant secretary of state as a leaked phone call reveals the depth so washington's involvement in ukraine's believe scoped out while. the votes are being counted as switzerland following a referendum on a controversial plan to put
a limit on immigration that. the latest news on the week's top stories you will train to we cannot seem to national with me you know. and welcome to the broad. and the wintry conditions of so much of the olympic competition is now really hitting up with eight sets of medals for grabs on sunday and our season isa now is keeping across all the developments in our socks just change here. it's the second day of the games of course and there's a very vibrant spirit here in the winter olympic capital there's certainly an atmosphere of rivalry first and foremost a very festive mood with everyone enjoying the spectacle as for the competition so far norway tops the medal table but it's
a russian now fleet who stole the show last night team figure skater. in her downswing performance in the ladies short program the fifteen year old sochi half the goods to win the gold by the she takes the podium or not she's already dealt with victor ortiz andrew farmer in the olympic class sir andrew with a busy schedule there for athletes russia does have a couple of hopes today for medal but. sits second at the halfway stage in the luge that people use today as does the figure skating event in russia currently leads now so fingers crossed to be some medals on the board by the end of tonight also today we will get off first glimpse of russia's 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 to skate with the russian catarina some months 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 and it's very interesting you choose a sport attending on your disposition you have to be a feisty girl to play to help heat a few girls and women sort of contend of course when we're not wearing our uniforms no one can tell we're hokey plants but when we're out there on the ring and we. have to be tough. but winter games held in the war zone under the threat of terror with shouting go tells and stray dogs roaming around well that's how such a twenty fourteen is big 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 as the theatre cannot take so long. 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 distressed but why feed the excitements word of a possible new terror threat character a terror threat terrorist threat and her world champion and multiple gold medalist for buzz kill the western mainstream media and the olympics is a wonderful time for a contraries to get together in order to despise each other and or treat each other like crap it's only it only happens once every two four years you know that done a lot of time you got to come together and hate 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 toilet side by side two toilets right next to each other just spells party doesn't spell bad conditions three million years to be exact one very tiny room left if
a paint their trashy 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 my impression of fox news is. they're just sitting around the office and they go hey it looks like no one's russian to get to my right i'm going to go eat lunch. mine 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 but 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 was even staging tests on hiding explosives and tubes were c.n.n. commissioned this test i've stopped brushing my teeth i've stopped flossing i think that might help solve the problem no matter how much the media after the doomsayers of the games toothpaste will be toothpaste and nonsense 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 truly we piece
about why and especially if you're going to r.t. new york. and that's of course stay in sochi and talk to our correspondent paul scott and amman who says his life has been made much more difficult by the negative coverage in the media pull over to you. yes thank you so much to discuss some of the issues raised in that report joined by some. he knows the situation on the ground better than much the american citizen i'm so resident brian white brian thank you so much for joining us hey we're not saying first things for us just tell us what exactly it is you day and how you define yourself to be in such a well first of all i'm in partnership with a travel agent america that's green over two hundred americans for the winter olympic games and so. without prosthetists logistics and stuff like that and then also secondly while i'm here more of the day to day activities involves working with churches ok so you and your job base to try and sell salt she turned out into
us has not been made more difficult by some of the negative coverage in american press well fortunately we had our deadline before some of those negative press has come out but we've had some people back out because of what they've heard on the news do you think the i mean why do you think there is such negativity in some parts of american media around sochi you've been here for your inhofe is unjustified. i think they're just concern in general about the region and in some of the hot spots across the caucasus mountains but. i think because of what they call the ring of steel i think this is a very secure place i think i would be more on secure an american classroom that i would be in sochi itself just because of the security here when when some of those great and some of those tourists decided to back out did you try to convince them how did you sell stocks into them which was a well we told them that the place where we were we would be staying would be in a very secure location. and one of the major parts here of the sochi adler. and
so i think those are about as secure as you're going to get i think maybe outside of sochi maybe less secure but we told them that they're going to be in the kind of that inner core of the ring of steel and you do you get the feeling you get the sense that they they that the the tourist who did back out back to house solely because of the coverage i mean they won't take your word for it they listened to that the press rather than you and your head i think in a couple of cases that that was the case. ok i mean there may be in some other issues maybe some illness in the family stuff like that but i think i think for i think for some of them it was primarily what they heard from the american press let's talk about the infrastructure that has sprung up around they saw the region is such a set to become a tourist hot spot off to the games you think is going to be a legacy of tourism here while they're in better position certainly because they build new highways they've got a great train transportation now in there are there more up to date with the electricity grid and stuff like that so i think they're prepared but as with any
city that's going to give birth to a modern resort you're going to have labor pains and so the last few years have been there's been some labor pains especially among the russian citizens they felt . firsthand but i think i think it's becoming clear that they're in position a better position than they were five years ago of becoming a modern resource so they took us through how the region has changed first came here in two thousand and eleven is that right and that's right why i think the big thing is expression of the roads when i came here there's basically one road one or two lanes in both directions and cause a lot of traffic but now we have we have to do blore highway and then we've got some other software and stuff like that that is helping to leave the alleviate some of the congestion in the center of the city and you were up in the mountains i believe last night watching this right of course is the olympics it is about this well what about the venues how are they looking how are they holding up to the
beautiful of the ski jump we saw men's short short jump last night and i was incredible when you're going up the gondola and overlooking the ski jump there is just it's quite magnificent it was an awesome day a great time brian thanks very much for joining us and here or not they haven't got the view of one so she resident but to thank you very much to you paul and your guests as well weapon is shit. and so the aussie team as you know is of course an sorter to closely followed the sporting spectacle there and you can always keep up to date anytime by logging on to our official instagram page and got videos and footage from the olympic hour so join us on instagram dot com a flash assy and of course we're keeping a close eye on it slopes track stadiums and parks counting the models following the reaction and bring you all the latest updates on air and on our web site don't
forget that's our c dot com. the g. twenty four team promise they'll be able to meet in the exhilarating winter boards and. join me and you say no way i'm a criminal and the rest of our look at news team for sochi twenty four take. on r.t. this week a massive galv by a top u.s. diplomat revealed washington's true ambitions for the anti government browsers that have spelled split ukraine as well as its attitude towards other european partners more important i 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 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 the e.u. 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 was indeed made but will she hasn't apologized for
the plans to midwife a new government to create you know the which she's a she's apologizing for crushing are 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 walking around 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. who you know put my r t do you.
make sure and unions use of strong language has caused outrage from germany's chancellor angela merkel has dismissed the commons as an acceptable anglo venues to form a decorative speak older belgian parliament says the conversation is a clear demonstration of how america really regards the state. open to do real good diplomacy behind closed doors this confirms a long stance of the united states and the you by the way towards alou concha does dana to show floor for democracy to some other countries this once more undermines the whole claim of transparency and democracy building and the butts of the building of political institutions these are all ideological efforts to into ones politics in other countries and also by the way shows how casual these people can talk about the politics of another country. coming out
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walk in the country the bill could quote switzerland at odds with the e.u. on free movement with critics warning the measure might also on country's economy as also has this account for enough for us. 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 markets the nationwide referendum could count the number of e.u. citizens to 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 this initiative 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 thousand new residents come here each year one fifth of the population is born born or that's simply too much according to the right wing swiss peoples party which has
pushed this referendum forward we think we have to responsibility to tell the people we have to change our constitution we have to write each that switzerland controls to immigration again 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 this is economy is actually booming just three 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 and 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. 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 all i do you have to be very serious
problems in terms of labor recruitment and what's even more threatening there will be an erosion of the relationship with the european union since this initiative is not compatible with the treaties which are signed between switzerland and the european union so this will lead to. the erosion of the existing treaties they will be. finished. switzerland is in is very very real and. because it depends highly on the european market for now ponds 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 for this evening's results to find out what morning in zurich switzerland i'm lucy capital. and on and the charge of the hour have been killed on russia's somehow an island in
the far east of the country after a shooting inside a cathedral a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire injuring six other parishioners the suspect who was detained a right out of the incident was an employee of a private security company investigators are trying to determine the motives of the twenty four year old shooter. on more international news this hour two others of a bangladesh clothing factory have been de denied bail after they surrendered to the authorities on sunday the husband and wife are facing homicide charges for a massive fire has killed one hundred twelve workers two years ago outside the capital darker the couple can be sent to prison for life if found guilty the green fire considered the devil is to the nation but he uses cheap labor and relies on government exports to the u. us and europe. around three thousand protesters a wave flares and lit fires during a rally against will they call state repression in the spanish capital madrid the
demonstrators are unhappy with the government's recent courage gratian allowing them to be fined will filming police and joining an authorised rally spraying stuff as regular while shows due to the government imposed austerity and twenty six percent unemployment one of the has to do you are. there strike on gaza is critically wounded a police according to the israeli military was behind multiple rocket attacks the man who is said to be in a critical condition has been identified as a member of a small militant group in gaza and was hit while riding a motorcycle according to israel's army thirty three rockets have been launched into the country since the start of the year. in turkey riot police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in istanbul's main square officials used water cannon and tear gas to break up angry mobs protesting against government moves to impose
restrictions on the internet the draft bill allows the blocking of websites without a court order but this criticized as an attempt to ban the opposition twitter and facebook were widely used by under government protesters during demonstrations last year. a new e.u. report based wake pointed to a wave of corruption sweeping through the blog brussels estimates that losses thanks to shady deals and out to billions of euros they are used to mason 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 e.u. on your budget so it's a lot of money we're talking about the figures were revealed by the e.u.'s home affairs commission as fast as the annual report on the subject ages his chief called the problem breathtaking and warned it's a waiting trust in democracy and if it plays and it before the flemish nationalist party says while highlighting bribery on
a national level the report ignores brussels overall complexity. 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 surprising or without fun interesting at the same time is that the european commission has made this report on corruption in the european union but didn't make a survey of corruption within its own institutions and didn't have any specific
information about corruption with e.u. funded projects. a british couple financing extradition to the uighurs have accused the government of kowtow ing to washington they dunham's face live behind bars in america on charges of fraud which they've they deny and claim british officials are refusing to stand up for their rights as tests and see their reports one morning fourteen months ago a life changing knock on the door with two policeman from scotland yard and they said were. done i'm with 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 billion dollars in illegitimate expense claims something the couple say are without merit showing as evidence that they've gathered that some say they're not
afraid of trial but their worst fear is being sent to the states as the possibility of being denied bail that spending years behind bars apart from one another simply waiting for their day in court if we were away from this country is. for a very good chance he would have. 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 dream and is biased against the u.k. if the 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 purchases since there is no such opportunity to have your evidence tested in the u.k. court before you were extradited 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 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 isn't balanced i would say it's imbalanced against the united states but that is little comfort to the dunham's and others like them who teeter on the edge of desperation knowing it's their lives at stake from the moment they put us on a plane. the first opportunity we can and. my tests are sylvia r t london. and coming up later in the frog no sex please read japanese were investigating why the land of the rising sun is seeing a decline in intimate relationships which could cause the population to plummet. but right now is next but a breakdown on the nation's business headlines and then check out.
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budget is about the size of the bunch of finland and if this is called a socialist concept then look at the size of well first aids on the national level this is totally ridiculous what's ridiculous about is that you know the legislators who were doing was about the. marching in more or less to greece. to cyprus to study tiddly socialist most cited communist i would say to to talk about the reading people's private bank accounts disability european union this is what they're talking about people are falling over themselves democrats are falling over themselves to get into great britain because they know the rest of europe is the boss. right on the scene. first rate. and i think that your.