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dramatic and thrilling are just two of the words used to describe the bitterly fought match between russia and the u.s. as two of the heavyweights in the men's hockey went ahead we bring you first hand reports from the historic rivals shootout. denied care every minute may count for a russian pilot in the u.s. jail as the prison is allegedly refusing him a medical assistance r t hears from his wife and lawyer who say he is critically ill. and a sliding scale of justice we find out how in israel committing crimes can get you time behind bars or not depending on your ethnicity.
and broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our t.v. i'm sean thomas let's start with the olympics day eight of the sochi olympics has seen its share of both highs and lows with a few disappointments as well as resoundingly successes perhaps the most significant event was the nail biting hockey match between russia's red machine and a team usa at the bolshoi ice arena now the game has already been called an instant classic a view reflected by the twenty thousand spectators who went to go see it the group stage a clash was only decided by a penalty shoot out after both teams failed to find the edge in a regular time here's paul scott take us through the game. it promised a drama and julie delivered one of the most thrilling ice hockey matches in winter
olympic history narrowly went the way of the usa in the most dramatic of circumstances it was two two at the end of regulation time with nothing separating the two sides russia captain pavel datsyuk led by example he gave the home side the lead midway through the second period a great moment for him he of course plays his hockey in the n.h.l. but goals from. and then. put the usa to one up before that man was on hand again to level matches at two two with five minutes to go russia thought they'd done enough to win the match but what would have been the winning goal was cancelled out in the final few moments because the net had come away from its moorings it was a controversial moment with even the u.s. coach admitting afterwards that he was surprised that the goal didn't stand now it was a physical robust but contest between two fierce rivals the game eventually went into overtime but still nothing separated the two sides and eventually the usa prevailed in a long nerve wracking ten round shootout and these u.s.
hockey stars. have been expecting a tough challenge as crazy as the back and forth game score we score and we score they scored. so it was it was a good game as a hard themes. it seemed like from the very beginning it was going to be coming down to an overtime and possibly a shootout no matter if if the crowds behind your if they're against you to play in front of such a rowdy crowd so much noise and so much buzz and it was it was really fun and those hockey players you want to play in an environment like that russia are still likely to qualify for the next stage of the competition they now face slovakia in their final group game on sunday that's a match they now have to win and afterwards r.t. gauge the reaction of some of the fans who were fortunate enough to be inside the bolshoi. when i came here with a friend of mine just to see the match we're very disappointed and we hope our team
will still show their worth at these games but it's been a look at the new boss lee this isn't the last game russia will deliver yet we just have to believe in them who can cheer for them. to come do the best come at it like that will score when the best country we haven't had an issue nationally and even if there are some long guys don't let us down next time the whole sochi the whole country's cheering for you. at the game was great the guys did well our captain is the best we can still do it i have no doubt about that and the about that i have to steal it or do you spoke to pub el baradei an internationally renowned ice hockey veteran who was known as the russian a rocket when he was playing for the n.h.l. he says the competition we see now is about as good as it gets but shellac a chills up our regular season and all the best players in the world come here and play for the concert started so close to it i would. extend the same thing go world
cup and i am a sucker enough is going to win it you know brazil's paid me the way a friend said it some way to good teams that's why everybody watching and enjoying . well one of the spectators in the stands during that game or was artie's very own and he said she told my colleague kevin owen her impressions of the contest between the two hockey powerhouses. it was an intense. match to watch all together partly rooting for russia because they are the underdogs and haven't won for twenty years that so much controversy is kicked off tonight on social media isn't it what are they indeed there was a goal which of course was counted as a goal by the refs on the ice and been notified by the international federation because the goalpost was a little bit off its pegs so basically a huge debate going on right now on social media from the american ambassador moscow to russian diplomats i mean people talk he is a political sport because when you look back to the history of the cold war so it's getting a bit in ten thousand there afterwards one of russia's highest ranking supporters
told anita that fans should not be too downhearted chief of staff for the presidential administration so he gave an off believes that with a week of the games to go the country should keep its pockets open for more medals including. cruel costs today wasn't next week is going to was a good game i liked it so i'm still emotional because i came to a straight after the game. well it was an equal game it was a tough game it was tied and those penalty shots it's like lottery you gotta know i guess and besides the game didn't mean much from the final standings point of view so russia still has a very good chance this and of that optimism was shared by many of the the home fans russia now tops the overall medal count while germany secures the golden sweep . now day eight of the olympic games also saw some
hard to miss fortunes when it emerged that russian ski cross racer maria commissar of broke her spine during a training session the twenty three year old had to undergo emergency surgery for over six hours to repair the damage but the procedure was a success this is good news and the commissar obama is now in stable condition she wasn't the only person finding the course is tough though those taking part in the women's super g. skiing suffered some misfortunes as well falls missed the gates and penalties saw athlete after athlete could miss out on a chance at the medals and in all eighteen of the forty nine skiers taking part in that competition did not finish in a different competition roberta oh sorry to say len a peruvian cross country skier came to our sorties studios to tell us how he competed despite having a broken rib it was
a very very tough race for me and let alone one i was expecting to go away given the broken dangerous. and. when i cross the finish line i had a lot of support. that came from peru from even from the goal winner on gold medal winner and the reason you've done this is to inspire youngsters to take up your sport back in peru you have got a message for black improves and i will give you is what i'm saying to them well thank you very much for all that. it to be alone time a little pain to power through but it was absolutely it worth it. i hope you can use these methods for a better use. peruvian cross-country skier roberto carcillo in there for us now meanwhile the such olympics are being scouted by other major sporting organizations including formula one officials and a consultant to the premier racing brand have been judging the city and its authorities on the handling of the olympic games and judging by what they have been
telling us they're pretty enthusiastic about seeing those race cars soaring around such a. well you have to do is is look around at the amazing effort and facilities that have been created for the olympics the same effort is being put in to create a world class facility for formula one and i think that it will be definitely one of the best facilities in the world when it's completed the passion is here that can do attitude is here and the willingness of people to succeed and i think this is key to the success of the from of the one project well between all of the cheering and of the sports visitors and athletes alike needed to unwind and relax well fortunately sochi is not just of the olympic host but the capital of the black sea nightlife as well arty's might manders has been out on the tiles after dark.
the way. the sun has set. there are tens of thousands of new during the games and it's not just hotels restaurants and shops that are busier than ever before the night life here is booming hosting the olympics means mixing it up and whether you want to mingle with celebrities or. night clubs who fancy something a little more traditional like. to be hard pushed to feel left out so get your dancing shoes on let you head down and. off to midnight. very popular with locals and visitors. to various like music from jazz to contemporary electronica. are open twenty four seven ideal for energetic tourists was a very positive surprise because it's really very well organized here. that would
be alive only during the summer. in winter. feeling package after all that partying look no further than the old port down grab some food and relax next to the cozy heaters the partying and socializing here doesn't stop during the daytime there are options for every taste and travel and there's no excuse to go back to your hotel and wait for the sun to rise everybody can eat good food have to. take. foreign euro and everybody how happy because you have a good atmosphere. and there's more than assure the dozens of clubs in sochi and there's also the high life of the new mountain of. this
is sky club and or inspiring view over the mountains it's the perfect place for mingling with fellow travelers and athletes to relax after a hard day's competing or spectating. but everything here is amazing the menus and infrastructure and all athletes are very pleased russia is renowned for its by brint nightlife culture and hip and happening after hours better music. no exception from the sizzling sure to the cool snowy peaks so cheese you might call a cup of. tea. i'm telling you our team has a covered both on the olympic of courses and off now of course we will be covering more of the olympic games at next hour in the meantime and stay with us for more news after a short break you're watching r.t. international. the g. twenty fourteen promises an exhilarating winter for an arctic eight here in germany
pleasure to have you with us today. and welcome back you're watching our t.v. international now time may be running out for a russian pilot jailed in the u.s. according to his lawyer constantine yushchenko has been refused a vital medical help despite being at death's door and even now russian top officials are urging washington to intervene as our. reports. first he received
twenty years in prison in the united states for a crime he never committed on the american soil now it has gone from bad to worse for russian violent constantini russian. he called me in the morning and told me he felt very sick and that he'd be lucky to survive until monday he seems to be having a heart attack because he told me he was suffocating experienced heart pain and was almost unable to walk he was beaten severely when he was arrested and has not they are still unwell for a long time but his pleas for medical help have been ignored and he felt sick they put him in lock up and left him on the cold floor he tried to get to the doctor but all he was offered was flu medication and some antibiotics sometimes they don't even let me send him letters and they have refused to let any russian officials meet with the prison chief over the head doctor you know showing his lawyer told r.t. that the head doctor at the new jersey prison where he's being held will not expedite
his treatment which could have the worst possible consequences monday was also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that any kind of medical treatment to a constant junior i shan't go could be provided only. on tuesday the eighteenth of february constantine your i shan't go sad that he might not live through that we can kiss condition requires immediate medical attention you know santa was arrested in twenty town in liberia on suspicion of drug smuggling he was reportedly severely beaten before being transported to the u.s. where he received a twenty year prison sentence this is not new this is something we've seen repeated over and over again the kind of arrogant attitude that washington has toward other countries and particularly to other countries for a nap. doing white washington wants to dictate to them to do prisons
system in the united states the largest prison system on the planet highest rate of prisoners of any country largest number in both absolute terms in relative terms has no terror are notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the red pill to live. moscow has been insisting all along that the way your case has been handled regardless of whether he committed the crime or not is a gross violation of human rights probably very beginning. so if you are. speaking mr abbas has been absolutely. we have expressed very serious concern we have with the u.s. government that. they are under international obligations to take care of. the health of our citizens having failed to get through to washington via
official channels the russian foreign ministry resorted to social media and posted a plea for help on its facebook page ever since you know it was delivered to the u.s. russian officials have been denied access with the situation now taking a dramatic turn russian foreign ministry officials are once again demanding to be allowed to see him along with their own doctors that is of course if you know shanker himself lives to receive that help. r.t. the u.s. penitentiary system is taking the lives not only of those who received a death sentence but others as well let's take a look at the numbers according to the u.s. department of justice more than forty five thousand people died in custody custody in the space of a decade some did not even make it to their trial now the editor of prison legal news alex friedman told r.t. that keeping inmates alive isn't always a priority in american jails. prisoners might have very serious medical conditions
and sometimes be very near death and they're told to sign up on a sick call or that they'll refer them to the nurse the next week or there might not be a doctor at the prison that weekend so they have to wait until the next week to see medical staff. go received a twenty year sentence he did not receive a death sentence but unless he receives adequate medical care he and other prisoners with serious medical conditions can die while in custody mr you're a shame go was basically kidnapped and you know when he was taken into custody overseas by u.s. officials. the united states really does not have a lot of respect for the rule of international law when it conflicts with what they want to do now israel's borders with its arab neighbors are some of the most heavily fortified on earth but within israeli society itself there's no shortage of tension between jews and muslims arabs make up a fifth of the country's population but as policy reports they're not always
treated equally under the law. morny they treat us like israeli citizens only when they want to convict us other than that we're arabs to them and that's the pure racism and ethnic policy of this country that before even six other arabs were found guilty of attempted to murder in a ton santa and his radio jewish terrorist who took aim at them. it's a conviction that is hard to comprehend very hard the innocent and victim is even put on trial let alone convicted of a on a ship it was here back in august two thousand and five that saga and israeli soldier who deserted the army used his military issued rifle to fire at arab passengers on a bus he killed four and wounded seventeen before being attacked by the crowd they grabbed him while he was being handcuffed by police he never made it off the bus arrived those who were sentenced for his death i think there's more to it then
north. israelis use acts of power to educate us so that if such attacks happen again no one will dare to do anything i compared unstudied similar cases to this one in court where i was from israel committed acts against jews and they were killed by james for taking the law into their hands the jews were never convicted and no charges were brought against them it's clear there is a double standard in the justice courts a case in point. and he's ready jew who shot and killed an arab terrorist after he murdered his shiva students while they were studying in jerusalem in two thousand and eight and shot him with two bullets in the head he spent in iraq and he was teetering and then the guy with the m. sixteen who was hiding behind a side door finished the deal we kept shooting at him until we emptied our magazines and that was that. this is they didn't even open an investigation file against that doing the police didn't even ask him didn't even check of the air was dead or not the scales of justice amin to balance in this scale. for we seem
to feel killing a jewish terrorist in this scale doing praised for killing an arab terrorist do they even know. israeli know and it's son adoption late feels if anything they took two boys out of speech uniting the jews she feels to me and so for me and his code accused should have received harsher sentences and so i would say it's a disgrace people who kill someone was hands are tied in the back. who is not a threat anymore is not a political trial it's a pure america the conviction sends a message that the arab community that they are blood is cheap and they can spare our lives and so the verdicts out is there a double standard at play in israel which is what the courts are meant to determine in the first place point to see how our team telling. the truth seems not to be out
there at all despite being the only country to land a man on the moon many in the us lack a basic understanding of the cosmos. a recent survey reveals that one of the four americans do not know that the earth orbits around the sun you can head to our website to find out what else is still remains a mystery for. spite that american scientists remain among the best in the world you can check out the latest invention the next generation of robots inspired by termites. germany is seen as europe's economic powerhouse business is booming and it has the highest growth rate in the e.u. this quarter but as of peter oliver reports the good official news will be cold comfort to one in every six germans who are now in danger of being dragged into poverty. business is booming in germany but under the surface there's
a surprising number of people failing to get anything from it but once again it's fiercest we still have six million people on long term unemployment benefits that almost one in ten households live on welfare and in fact figures from the german office of national statistics and eurostar to show that just over sixteen percent of germans are at risk of falling into poverty compare that to the situation in france the czech republic or the netherlands and you see that more people can potentially slip through the safety net in europe's economic powerhouse this is seeing more and more germans turning to charities for help this food distribution center in berlin is one of many all around the country that helps to feed around one point six million germans every single month and if you look at the type of things that they're sorting out if a distribution it's fruit it's
a vegetable it's the type of things that people need to have in their diets but that some in germany just can't afford. the effort you mention so many people try and deal with their poverty but one point they realise they just can't take it anymore and they come to us it's a difficult step but it becomes the only solution and. one woman who gave me the maid who didn't want to be identified told me how grateful she is for the help the food bank provides. i have everything here eggs even fish bread the little things make a big difference the money i get from the state goes to keep the power it's nice to have one hundred fifty two months i'm very happy to have this because of this i can buy clothes and live. some of those receiving handouts accuse germany's politicians of caring more for wider europe than the german people event demanded up to the part of europe that we held. why don't you help us we have hungry kids but the
government says we should house immigrants take move them we have to close the open to all charity organizers say that they've seen a change in the demographic of those coming to them for help. mentions once called we've noticed an increase of older people which is unbelievable for us traditionally old people in germany wouldn't ask for free food and now they have no alternative so we see more people whose need has become stronger and change. whilst it is true that as a nation germany whether it be you wrote crises better than most there's a fine line between boom and bust the people in the use biggest economy peter all of a. sound take a look at some other news making headlines around the globe this hour clashes have erupted between thousands of kurds and police and a number of towns across turkey the confrontations that turned violent as officers used tear gas and water cannons while demonstrators through fire bombs and stones
rallies were staged to mark fifteen years since a kurdish leader was jailed for life for treason. in bahrain a police man has died of his injuries after he was wounded in a bomb explosion during friday's anti-government protest authorities there say more than two dozen opposition activists have been arrested in clashes with police the demonstrations march and the third anniversary of an uprising that sought to get equal rights for shia muslims from the sunni world and part of. what next on r.t. international medical heroics in russia's northern reaches but if you're in the u.k. it's boom bust stay with us. the
alleged phone call between the assistant secretary of state and the u.s. ambassador to ukraine has created quite a controversy in the call like smug british colonisers cashless a big t. in africa they basically say that that native books of phil he's not fit for the government of the of the need to baldwin become prime minister they also mention needing the help of the un to get this thing glued whatever that means although the authenticity of this phone call has not been confirmed but certainly hasn't been denied this reminds me a lot of the snowden leaks independent journalists for years had been writing about government spying but it took snowden to shove it into people's faces and confirm that it was really going on we've heard from people like ron paul jesse ventura and many journalists that the u.s. state department uses a horde of international grant receivers and local political organizations to try to consciously and directly control sovereign nations and overthrow regimes they don't like and this phone call is legit that is the same level of undeniable evidence that snowden brought to the table to be fair during the cold war i could kind of see the justification to meddle in other countries so the soviets would
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