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the latest headlines and the week's top stories here on artsy international and i saw a piece spree in softly the home side stakes on slovakia just a day after a dramatic loss against arch rivals team usa. fracturing the world wide web german chancellor angela merkel proposes creating a european internet network that would shield users states all from america's global surveillance plus. we. are at sea goes behind rebel lines in lebanon on the word jihad this race to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
you're watching are seeing international what may marina koester of all welcome to the program day nine all of the winter olympics is in full swing and right now all eyes are on the action happening at the bolshoi i still am the winner and the showdown between the russian and slovak an ice hawk it seems has just been decided well to find out who won let's talk live to our correspondent paul scott who is in saussure for us hopefully from here us hi there paul well can you bring us up to date then on what's been happening on the ice and how russia victory in the end. even over time wasn't enough to separate the two sides so for the second day in a row russia from themselves entering a shootout which they have in the last few moments just wanted to know how many thought after the exertions of the hope breaking and narrow disappointing defeat to
the usa on saturday that the game against slovakia would be a comfortable around boosting the. however that wasn't the case slovakia defended resolutely and frustrated the hosts who simply couldn't find a way through in regulation time or overtime but as i say they have just secured to no victory in the shootouts meanwhile the usa have finished talk of group a a five one victory over slovenia where many observers a saying that yesterday's match between russia and the usa was one of the most thrilling in winter olympic history and of course there is still the chance that the two sides could make later in the competition in a medal match they are among the favorites along with sweden and canada now former russian star igor larionov who enjoyed a successful career in the n.h.l. he says that the gold medal in the ice hockey is the one that the russian public wants more than much to. hockey is the main event like the no i don't care what anybody said about it was getting oratorical all the respect and other sports about
hockey because you got so many superstars to play in the play to get a shower so it's not every time you can see. talk teams around the wall playing it's like i want couple soccer and the players to come and play and to be proud of their country so i think it's a make as kind of historic event. all right paul if i can just pause you there for a second i'm always like to look at the medal scout and see where seeing russia stands because elsewhere in the games the country is actually gaining momentum it's now fourth in the medals count haven't jumped from seven this time yes the day to gold medals and a skeleton and a short track speed skating well let's return now to paul and find out where russia had its latest successful office nepal you've been following the competitions there closely it's been quite a turnaround for the hosts after what's been the slow start to the games would you agree. but russia's position in the medals tally has been helped today by
a silver medal in the cross-country skiing in the relay event that for the men the four by ten k. and there is hope of a further medal success later on on sunday evening with going for her second medal over the winter olympics she's already got a silver medal to her name is looking to in the women's fifteen hundred mi to speed skating inside the arena while another event that is getting underway this evening is the figure skating not continues with the start of the program the russia all hoping for a medal for the usa and canada favorites and not event for both paris the usa and canada are actually trying to blow a russian arenas or waiver on the delighted to how far one board. we've been very fortunate to you know work with some of you know the russian talent in ice dancing 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 ice dance. all right paul thank you very much for the op that will let you go
back and watch other events so you can bring us the latest from salty. well let's continue with other olympic news russian veteran figure skates forgive gania pollution stole the headlines this week with his last minute pullouts from the men's short program he announced his retirement after suffering severe spinal painter in training that dash the hopes of millions of fans after his breath taken an almost flawless performance in the team events where he actually helped russia to clinch its first gold at the sochi olympics pollution co was russia's only single skater out the games and his decision triggered plenty of criticism we asked the gold winning figure skater mike syndrome cough and ice hockey legend which is lafferty's of what they thought we all have great respect for pollution cause he's a legend in our sport in a great example for many worldwide i think the fact that he came out and helped win the team gold given his condition is
a heroic achievement. i want to take my hat off and tell him that he's the greatest of athletes everything he went through everything he was unique few people in history could have equal to him the word security in salt she made the news long before the games ever kicked off and so far there is positive feedback from the athletes and visitors that the riot level has been struck earlier r.t. caught up with the head of president putin's administration to discuss that issue among others and here's what he had to say the best security. is the security which you don't see the score was the best and i think such olympics is just a case the security is heavy i have to confess i have to agree with that but you don't see it that means it's a professional secure it. and you can stay updated on all the olympic action by heading to our website artsy dot com and also you can follow us on twitter to find
all the latest news and also your reaction all in the competitions so far then you can find sweets from the athletes and even saw them what are you thoughts of their performance russia's talking scene captain has tweeted his appreciation to the many fans who have shown their support bible that soup there and of course we'll be bringing you the latest news from saatchi right here on r.t. . the g. twenty four team promise is the ultimate in exhilarating winter and. you see no way to make seven zero eight on the first of all of these teams the sochi twenty four take. on. german chancellor angela merkel is propose and so break up the world wide web by creates an apparent european network she wants to prevent snooping from across the atlantic the move comes after all ations from edward snowden show that europe has long been the target for u.s.
intelligence are ceaselessly caffein off reports. the german chancellor is interested in effectively building up a european communication network to avoid e-mails and other data passing through the united states now it's not a separate internet so to speak but more of a way to prevent e-mails and other data from being harvested by u.s. intelligence agencies now this is just an idea at this point and it is one that merkel will certainly be discussing with the french president when they meet in france on wednesday merkel said also this weekend that she basically just approved of companies like google and facebook basing their operations in countries with low levels of data protection while being active in countries such as germany where data protection is quite high this is been a very sensitive issue here in germany mr merkel has faced sharp criticism in the wake of the n.s.a. spy scandal for basically failing to take decisive action according to her critics to protect german users from surveillance of internet telecommunications traffic
that's alleged to have been conducted by u.s. and british intelligence services it's also of course a personal issue for her to some extent remember that miss merkel's cell phone was reportedly monitored but this idea of all mine traffic effectively bypassing the united states isn't unique to europe in fact brazil along with several international partners is also currently in the process of trying to build an undersea fiber optics communications cable that would do just that it would basically reroute its online traffic to europe skipping essentially the u.s. and it's more than just made it's a one hundred eighty five million dollars project construction on which is slated to begin in july and of course in brazil that also does tie back to revelations that washington had been aggressively spying on brazilian officials including the president since those leaks have been made public brazil have made in terms of communications a priority not just to europe they're trying to find ways to to effectively bypass
the united states whether or not those proposals will really amount to any sort of concrete construction or policy changes here in europe of course is a matter of time. still to come in the program ignite saying that debates if you are coming out from to your to come from your film i know you tone sets your brochures control your old as well but reagan knew the showdown between european officials over immigration issues that have been on the minds of many in the block ahead of the european parliamentary elections. will. see its technology innovation all the lives developments from around russia we've got the future covered. the media leave us so we leave the
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welcome back to artie ensor national but now appears they are inside for syria the violence is increasingly spilling over its borders into neighboring countries lebanon spearhead the hardest with successor in the visions they're now flights in and to grow and so full blown civil war artie's maria financial reports from behind lebanese rebel lines where the harvests are being bred for battle. is the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for cobhams killed dozens in beirut and the town of had a mill next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbullah lebanon's most influential force which also supports syrian president bashar assad we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently oppose in his bella visible message growing and.
it's appointed by. his well as military involvement in syria is believed to have given damascus the upper 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 water. and. anything i can do for sunni brothers anything i can do for syrian brothers i will do anything i can do for these people suffering from injustice i will do. anything yet kind to affiliated a new survey front claimed responsibility for days recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself and al qaida 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. went twenty three year old med returned from syria where he joined the free syrian army he continued his jihad here in lebanon. targeted a 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 first street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and sunni neighborhoods in this part of north running like a murderer between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those
who want him out today who can't get caches sometimes oh. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm urging that i fight against them for those those who don't carry the flag of far lebanon 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 seeing 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 good leaders told us that it doesn't take well you know someone who zero experience becomes a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience the growth over your life for those who want to become
ones i deem 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 lek jihadi flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict was harsh the yard who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many use are willing to join the entire evening from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill our whites and syrian army and you're ready to kill for the lever that are you know. we're here and while the syrian conflict expands a legion of fighters on to these deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the rise. from lebanon. the u.s. government is going green as reports on our websites newly released american
regulations aimed to help license mark one of the banks which have been reluctant to work with a controversial business is read the full story on artsy dot com. also a line for you the expired soviet spy satellite that's fallen back to earth from the ends of the system that failed suborn up on reentry are expected to crash somewhere on the globe but no one knows exactly where all. right see. first street. and i think that you're. on our reporters were there.
ok we go back now to one of our top stories the proposal by anglo merkel to creates a pan-european communications network that would prevent private data from leaking across the alliance again let's discuss this further with benjamin saw a co-founder of the civil liberties group like quadrants who are doing that mr song thank you very much for joining us what kind of future do you see for this proposal do you think it will go ahead. i think it's only a political discourse. because if you look at the internet it's already totally decentralized whether you are little or big or you are already doing what you want to do on your own and you are part of the internet so basically if you look at the communication between european countries already going between. so it's almost a nonsense to ask for. network. case.
but he but british and german intelligence agents have been collaborating with the n.s.a. so if for example we're looking at the scenario that this does go ahead how what this effect that collaboration. it will not affect the cooperation because we can see that the new k. the german service is. in front of the services there are. there are. there are listening to. the station. so if we create a network specific network in europe it will only be will be listened to. the this is really a political stance and not something that wants to protect the european citizens communications the only solution conceive of if you want to protect the
communications of european citizens would be to. say from their own services. this is to protect our citizens and to project companies in europe from. these. things so basically you're saying that no matter what happens there are no guarantees that americans won't be actually infiltrating this network or even what we're talking about right now the network that exists yes yes that's exactly the case. but why do you think it's ok so long in any case for europe to react we've known since last summer that the u.s. is spying on europe why did it take so long to go from anger to action. if i may correct you don't know it's even going from anger to action and there are notes that it's angry i'm told because if you see
a prisoner in front he wants to see us a last week you can play into prisons. and they were quite nice people talking together and so on and they don't ask anything about my surveillance issues so maybe this is nicole is. trying to say they should do something but even the some things she asked for something that's irrelevant for graters because i'm looking for a murder moment and it's also means that they don't understand what's going on or worse it means that they are spying on their citizens and that they want to be able to continue with. but if we just take a look at the proposal at had which basically suggests the base of fracturing the internet into independent zones is that something that could become a reality and the future and if it does what it change the world wide web as we
know it. yes it could be really it's what it's all rigs in the country. and it's their kind of internet protected by what they call the great firewall of china and it just means you can't have any free speech and that's the only way you can. close the internet into small pockets so it could be done but it would need a great expanse of really really impressive against a constitution. every european countries to be able to do that. in truth certainly not happen unless the people are on the you know as usual the usual. against terrorism boards forever so i say listen
do that it's clearly impossible in europe as of today because we have a lot of this from fry's operator meaning own german sontag thank you very much live from paris thank you for your insights. so let's learn has decided to jeopardize its access to the european single market in favor of backing tougher immigration rules in a nationwide referendum the new legislation and validates long stand in the agreements with process causing some high ranking officials to call for of reassessment of relations switzerland's parliament has three years to put the referendum results and the law earlier my colleague chorusing shape discussed the issue with tsunami pains. the majority voted in favor but look a quarter of people in switzerland were not born in switzerland there were 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 go for them i wish we could do the same in our own country joe i see once again shaking your head oh 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 is growing service sector and you have seen the reaction of service industry today in the us three was upset with this very slight majority because the need to. hold for. ration is just disgusting. you have ensured us that we are. going to go. out all of our. bridges what you are 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. model whole year on gone firstly let's not use looks embarrassed as 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 look some bag 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 it makes no sense whatsoever to such a rate 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. borders with a point to pieces them if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here and wear what we won't allow to happen is that people who have eastern your approach. or torino going to have been better control. coming not from the you were to come from your former and nobody who don't that's
your brother you can see that bush was control. or at least our guys are going to join train journey is that we all have to play nice and all of that share our toys joe the introduction of quotas for foreigners would all be 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 about do we have common roots and if you're member of a club you follow the roots if you don't want to follow the rules then you have to leave the club that's quite simple and every club to it is the same thing. up next the special reports on why a record number of american women are buying guns to stay with us. in. the in.
in rural areas the majority of families living here are pro-gun learning to fire is often part of a child's education the moral value of protecting the family is more important than the physical aspect where in south dakota. jack is five he can barely get out of the car in his own but every weekend his father teaches them how to shoot with real bullets under the watchful eye of his mother gretchen your occurs and stuff. your glasses down. the other. one. jack hasn't been learning long and already he likes helping his dad set up for him
it's just like any other day. i've been shooting since i was five or six. and i were in the truth. in our war. brains or we had in california and i used to go down and shoot every day after school i started shooting not turn i was probably a late teen. with brian he would go to the shooting range and he took me with a few times and tommy had a should have been doing it ever so i think it's important that women know how to shoot that they can protect themselves. the weapon is heavy difficult for such a young child to handle gretchen doesn't intervene she wants her some to feel empowered.