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the latest headlines in the week's top stories here on r.g.p. international and i saw. the home. against arch rivals usa which proved to be a close finally decided in the shootout. school demands washington steps in to save a russian citizen who's reportedly fighting for his life in the u.s. prison. and your interview. we. are to see goes behind rebel lines in lebanon on the word jihad this hour race to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
you're watching artsy international with me marina cost of all welcome to the program today and i know of the ones who olympics is in full swing with results already coming in from the ski slopes for sights of medals are also up for grabs and all the disciplines however what's been dominating the headlines over the weekend is the showdown between the russian and american hockey squads and the ball sure i still here's anderson our with all the action. hard fought match played at relentless speed it of course ended in disappointment for russia after a penalty shoot out but there was also a dose of controversy with a late russian goal talked off by the referee arjun's and farmer has more on why that's become such a talking point. essentially what a limp dick officials have said is this look if the goal posts are moved off their moorings before the puck goes in the goal is disallowed that's exactly what
happened so there is not much room to complaint i don't think well though there is plenty of room for disappointment having gone on to lose three two in that penalty shootout but i don't think russia should be too despondent after all they remain on course to reach the second round the remaining second place in their group and later today they will play this a back inside who have lost both of their opening matches so russia fully expected to win i'm not too pessimistic and neither were many of the fans we spoke to just a little much when i came here with a friend of mine just to see the match and we're very disappointed we hold our team will still shoulder worth of these games but it's been a hit on you personally this isn't the last show you deliver yet we just have to believe in the cheer for them. to come to the best no matter what you will score the best country we haven't had an issue nationally. c'mon guys don't let us down next time the whole of sochi the whole country is cheering for you oh russia and
those fans no doubt will be going back to the bolshoi ice time this afternoon because the game against the back here starts at around about four thirty local time. now among the crowd were several senior russian officials cheering on the home side i caught up with one of them kremlin administration chief of staff surrogate. costs today wasn't next week is going was a good game i liked it 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. those penalty shots it's like a lottery you're never guess and besides the game didn't mean much from the final standings point to russia still has a very good chance. elsewhere at the games russia is gaining momentum it's now fourth in the medal count having jumped from seventh yesterday thanks to gold
medals in skeleton and sort tracks skating actually russia was in third place just this morning but fell behind norway which won the men's super giant slalom back down to a farmer what russian athletes could be hoping for this sunday. they could be a few more medals today because we've got the relays and cross-country skiing. but one thing i'd like to talk about is the fact we will see some of the greatest characters these olympics taking part in the bobsled that starts today russia's two man team includes a former world champion in the arm wrestling. with alexander zuckoff and both of those are tipped to get a medal in this event and we will also see that you may contain making an appearance after just over a decade the last time they were in the olympics it did prompt the making of that cult film cool runnings but this time around it is the pairing of winston watts and marvin dixon who are flying the jamaican flag and they are loving every minute i
love i love the people who are there really love us here makes us feel like we're stars but you know stars is something that shines really bright which is a jamaica team all of the you know across all obstacles. for our courtship. not to concentrate of the obstacle that we pass but will concentrate on we're here in sochi also to look forward to today we have the resumption of figure skating and ice dancing and even though russians may not win this one it is a russian who's been coaching the favorite she may not have heard of the name of marino. she has been training the favorites of canada and america and they are fully aware how much she is help them achieve success we've been very fortunate to you know work with some of you know the russian talent and i stand saying you know we take from marina's wave and we feel very fortunate to have learned the wonderful things we have that have come out of you know the great
russian history of my stance on the intend to be to the canadians but we should not discount the russian interest in this said that's led by the put over and some of the if so where do you look for them we are just over half way are we at these olympics russia just how four gold medals that's one more than they got in the entirety of the vancouver games and as i said there is a chance of more guns today. russian veteran figure skater you have any person call stole headlines this week with his last minute pull out from the men's short program he announced his retirement after suffering severe spinal playing during warm up warm up that das the hopes of millions of fans after his breathtaking and almost flawless performance in the team event where he helped to clinch its first gold at the sochi olympics there's a goal was russia's only single skater at the games and his decision triggered plenty of criticism we asked the gold winning figure skater might seem from call of
an ice hockey legend that's. what they think. we all have great respect for pollution coach she's a legend in our sport and a great example for many worldwide i think the fact that she came out and helped win the team gold given this condition is a heroic achievement. i want to take my hats off and tell him that he's the greatest of our fleets everything he went through and everything he achieved was unique she people in history could have equal to him. we're still only on day nine of course and there will be many more twists and turns we'll be keeping you updated from our studio here in the host city. you can say updated on all the olympic action by heading to our website artsy dot com and follow us on twitter to find out the latest news every action on your favorite sport back there we have tweets from athletes and even you can tell them what you thought of their performance russia's hockey team captain has tweeted his appreciation to the many
fans who have shown their support here he has five all that soup and will of course be bringing you the latest news from saatchi right here on r.t. . the g twenty four team promises week ultimate in exhilarating winter. here in germany and you see now a i'm a criminal and the first of all it takes years to the sochi twenty four take. on. so other news now with no peace deal inside for syria the violence is increasingly spilling over its borders into neighboring countries lebanon's been hit the hardest with success and divisions they're now threatening to grow and so full blown civil war artie's maria financial reports from behind lebanese rebel lines were jihad this are being bred for battle. as the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces
a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone four car bomb skewed dozens in beirut and the town of haddam aleck's to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbullah lebanon's most influential foods which also supports syrian president bashar assad. we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold the mentee opposing hizbullah visible in the midst of calling those who. supported by. his bella's military involvement in syria is believed to have given damascus the the hand in the battle of god and has deeply angered assad's enemies do you think we're going to see more explosions like this well today. anything i can do for sonny brothers anything i can do for syrian brothers i will do anything i can do for these people suffering from injustice i will do. and they say the
unkind affiliated to a new survey front claimed responsibility for these recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself and that kind of commander announced via you tube that the group had put down roots in lebanon. people we've met her on the ground deny belonging to either of these groups but don't hide the fact that they share their views. no there is no al qaeda as an organization anymore but al qaeda as an idiology and it doesn't need money to spread it spreads by itself everywhere in the world not only in lebanon but in america britain serbia . here radical ideas of bread from a young age fighters here call a card has bin laden a teacher and their fight jihad. when twenty three year old returned from
syria where he joined the free syrian army he continued his jihad here in lebanon. target the district where she'll leave tripoli is divided into sunni and shia parts ironically by the street called syria two years ago we filmed on that street by street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and so many neighborhoods in this part of north level are running like a merger between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those who want him out today we can't get loans with cash is sometimes was. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm addicted to my fight against them for those those who don't carry that for i go far eleven is probably the war spillover of the syrian conflict and while the world is hoping for peace to come back to that middle east country war seems to only spread further on. people here seem to be used to seen fighters carry sniper rifles through busy markets they
tell us everybody here has a weapon and is ready to fight. it will come to these camps outside you will see every day to raise a little get the first told us that and then we'll take well you know someone who's zero experience become a real fighter with. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience rosario rules for those who want to become one day dean you have to forget about money and be ready to die or to be arrested and to accept that no one will take care of you or your family lect you how the flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict is harsh the yard who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many use are willing to join the club. from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill alawite and
syrian army and you're ready to kill for them or the. us and while the syrian conflict expands a legion of fighters on to his deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the rise. from lebanon meanwhile in geneva negotiations have hit a brick wall as syrian government officials and their main political rivals refuse to make concessions international mediator lakhdar brahimi has been trying in vain to get both sides to reconcile. very very sorry and i apologize to the syrian people the envoy says no date has been science for the next meeting between the warring delegations damascus wants to focus on rooting out terrorism while the opposition's trying to censor the talks on the departure of president assad jonathan steele
a columnist for britain's guardian newspaper says one of the key on the course of the peace is foreign backing for the rebels inside syria. it's hard for sides to admit it to spend all this money in treasure and lost lives for not getting victory and so there is still cling to that hope but i think over time i think with the un pressure from me and if the regional countries start to convincing the government and the opposition that they must make a deal and it doesn't that would help but it also means cutting back on arms supplies and all these jihadi fighters going in and stopping it being a proxy war and reverting to being what it should be just an internal problem among syrians you care fresh rolls are sounding the alarm after revealing that hundred fifty british radicals have returned home after fights and government forces in syria are now suspected of plotting terror attacks on home soil this after a man reports of they became the first person to carry out a suicide bombing and side syria. facts are sometimes stranger
than fiction this is the street where abdul wahid the first suspected british suicide bomber in syria is alleged to have lived it's called martyrs haven't you the forty one year old man that lived here is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in a truck in the city of aleppo last week after joining the outcry is a link to al nusra front the father of three is said to have quit is day job six months ago and joined a convoy running aid into syria he was reportedly in contact with his wife and children up until last week if his identity is confirmed it will be the first known attack by a briton in syria according to the center for the study of radicalization in king's college in london hundreds of u.k. citizens have traveled to syria to fight with jihadi groups recent posts on social
media suggest that some of the brits fighting there have been involved in beating and execution of fellow rebels while residents of martha's adding you come to terms with their reported neighbors suicide attack security services in the u.k. are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential that brits fighting in syria could return and stage attacks on u.k. soil boyko artsy west sussex. and still to come in the program igniting the debates. if you are coming from to your to come from your film i know you don't that's your problem go see the book shows control over your shoulder as. well be bringing you the showdown between european officials over immigration issues that have been on the minds of many and the head of the european parliamentary election.
cut. welcome back to r.t. international we've got the latest news and the wrap up of the week's top stories moscow is the man that immediate medical treatments for a russian pilot jailed in america constance in your son cause wife and his lawyer say he's fighting for his life behind bars. your own 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 when he felt sick they put him in lock up and left him on the cold floor while he was offered was flu medication and some antibiotics and one day
. also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that a new kind of medical treatment to constantine you're a friend go could be provided only on tuesday. constantine the pope was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of drug smuggling which he denies he was then flown to the u.s. and sentenced to twenty years in prison russia cold the extradition the kidnapping and has supported yet a shot across claims of innocence and to war activist crime backer says the case highlights america's disrespect for basic human rights. this is something we've seen repeated over and over again kind of arrogant attitude washington has toward other countries and particularly to other countries for not. doing what washington wants to dictate to them to do the prisons system in the united states has been no
terror are notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the right to to live the u.s. government going green as we report on our websites newly released american regulations and aimed at helping license market want to shelves the deal with banks which have been locked in to work with a controversial business that is the full story on artsy dot com. also online for you see expired soviet spies sense a light that's fallen back to earth remnants of the system that don't burn up on brand three are expected to crash somewhere on the globe but no one knows exactly where all. right see. first street. and i would think that you're.
on a reporter's twitter. and instagram. to be in the little. switzerland has decided to jeopardize its access to the european single markets in favor of biking tough or immigration roles in the nationwide referendum the new legislation and validates longstanding agreements with process was causing some high ranking ego officials to call for a reassessment of relations with the alpine nation so it's a once parliament's has three years to pull the referendum results and to law my colleague or recent. discussed the issue with. the majority voted in favor but look a quarter of people in switzerland were not born in switzerland the eighty five eighty thousand migrants last year it only has a population of eight million people wages have been driven down this putting pressure on houses the health care system on transport quite frankly is the
democratic wish of the swiss people that they want to control their own borders and do for them i wish we could do the same in our own country joe i see once again shaking your head switzerland's decision to limit the number of foreign workers perhaps the latest example of the growing feeling of nationalism where do you think this trend could be heading luxembourg certified percent of foreigners deliveries it very well because luxembourg is a growing economy growing service sector and you have seen the reaction of service industry today in the three was upset with this very slight majority because of the need to. hold phobia about immigration is just disgusting or what you have enjoyed your degree on here i'm not going to go. out all of. you on a. lot of jobs that have been done by the polish well in your. view
or your industry is totally different or. just a mild order in a quote of. yours or whatever of all your own gone firstly let's not use looks and baggers an example it's not really a country it's like a small english town the fact there are more people in liverpool where i live than there's no whole of looks let's make one thing clear here we have a million young kids in this country in britain eighteen to twenty four who don't employed who got two point four million people who can work it makes no sense whatsoever to saturate your job market even further by having an open door policy to. the whole of the european union what we want to see in britain is we want to control our borders with a point be system if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here and work what we want allowed to happen is the people to do it he said and you're. not going to. come in not from the you're to come from your former you know you
don't that's your brother you go see the brochures control. all right listen guys i'm going to end the journey that we all had to play nice with all of that share our toys joe the introduction of quotas for foreigners would all agree create more job opportunities for the swiss themselves i mean that's that's a good thing isn't it every country should choose their future and have their choice survive to be have common roots and if you're member of a corrupt you followed the rules if you don't want to follow the rules then you have to leave the club quite simple and every club to it is the same thing despite criticism from brussels the swiss vote has boosted anti immigration movements across the continent with at least half a dozen faras european parties calling for similar referendums in their countries now almost half of the germans want to see migration reduced and france
a seventy percent of the population feel there are too many foreigners in the contrie and as you're about to see one of comms to britain the vast majority want to follow in switzerland's footsteps meanwhile in norway every number of immigrants were forced out of the country last year r.c.c. go to skin off reports on the shifting tide of opinion in europe. this used to be a quiet suburban town in the outskirts of oslo where money is spent fourteen years of his life until he says along with most of his norwegian friends they had to move out because of constant attacks by teenage immigrant again he's. been in the ambulance five times or something so it came to the point where i didn't have the time to be robbed all the time and go to the hospital today three out of four students at the local school are a foreign descent vast energy exports brought norway some of the highest living standards in europe and made it very attractive for immigrants over the last thirty years their population has grown tenfold but high living standards mean high cost
which not all newcomers are contributing towards many immigrants who are coming from asia and africa they are low skilled and know they don't have a labor market for them to often tough for them so many and. to be depended on social benefits benefits include free housing a two year old integration course and an allowance also paid by the state during this time with n.g.o.s warning the spending may be too much even for the norwegian budget to swallow talks about cutting down the numbers have now reached parliament so we want to improve the. immigration system in europe and not get rid of it by closing the borders we have wanted to discuss now how to sort of get a more work a good working immigration system how to respect the system but solving one problem may create new ones switzerland has just held
a nationwide referendum in which over half of its citizens decided to limit the amount of immigrants living and working there causing outrage from brussels and threatening trade ties with the e.u. is going to of r.t. . coming up soon hazardous to say. there's a lot of us that have been forgotten we're just collateral damage parts he travels to the u.s. state of arkansas to check on the residents of mayflower to say last year's oil spill left them no choice but to flee the area to protect their health. but still to come katie's likes though with a breakdown of the latest business highlights. wealthy british style it's time to explicitly.
welcome to venture capital it's been a week of tensions insulted with the swiss government voting for immigration limits for citizens which would be a cat a except the country is probably in the e.u. and enjoys it balances of free trade and this decision goes against the basic principles of the e.u. so we'll have analysis to come on that one and more tensions with britain's chancellor george osborne making it tell it the school will not be able to break away from the u.k. as well as keep the pound me while the tensions on the streets of ukraine continue as the economic situation in ukraine. in the situation is in some way connected with our desire to be independent.