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latest headlines in the week's top stories on our t.v. international an ice hockey spree in sochi the home side it takes 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 internet network that would shield user data from the u.s. global surveillance plus. and you read. that and. leave your. party goes behind rebel lines in lebanon where jihadi is are raised to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
the pm in moscow i met treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news day nine of the winter olympics has given russian hockey little consolation just a day after the red machine lost a team usa in a dramatic shootout series the crowd was up for another one this time as soon as the extra period was over russia closed the door on slovakia's chances of victory let's get the details now from paul scott live for us in sochi so paul it was a russian squad came close tell us about how this was a nail biter of a game. well it was a victory fooled russia but perhaps not in the style of the fashion that they. would have hoped for they were made to work and pushed all the way by a stubborn and resilience the vacuum that was nil nil at the end of regulation time and even over time couldn't separate the two sides site for the second day in a row. it was the lottery of
a shootout however this time russia victorious where united states of america they finish top of group a five one victory over slovenia a many observers are saying that the match between russia and the usa on saturday was one of the most thrilling in winter olympic history and of course there is the prospect that the two sides could meet again later on in the competition in a medal match and former russia star ego larry arnold who enjoyed a career in the n.h.l. he says that the gold medal in ice hockey is the one that the russian public wants above all others. is a main event like no i don't care what anybody said about he was getting or have all this respect and i was for about hockey because he got so many superstars to play in the play to get to show others so it's not every time you can see. around the wall it's like i walk up a soccer and the players to a common play and to be proud of their country so i think it's a make. historic event. something of a turnaround for the host nation after
a little bit of a slow start. yes well russia have added to their medals tally on sunday they won a silver medal in the cross-country skiing in the men's relay event in the four by ten k. . in the men's biathlon in the start which is just getting underway while the figure skating continues with the ice dance competition russia all hoping for a medal that will go the favorites to win gold the couples from the united states and from canada and both are trained by a russian marine as a waiver on the couple say that they are delighted to have on 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. i'm out of you know the great
russian history and i stand. all right thanks very much bob we'll check in with you in the next hour for more updates. well in other olympic headlines this week hopes of millions of fans dashed when a russian figure skater you have any pollution coppola out of the men's short program at the last minute he announced his retirement after suffering severe back pain during training is breathtaking nearly flawless performance in the team event helped russia to clinch its first gold at the sochi games. was russia's only single skater at the games and his decision triggered plenty of criticism we asked goal winning figure skater maxime trunk of an ice hockey legend in. what they thought we all have great respect for pollution coach he's a legend in our sport and the 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 and it would produce it and i want to take my hat off to me and tell him that he's the greatest of athletes everything he went through everything he was unique people in history could have equal to him the word
security in sochi made news long before the games started and there's been a positive feedback from the athletes and visitors that the right level has been struck earlier we caught up with the head of president putin's administration to discuss the issue among others here's what he had to say. the security able to is the security to which you don't see the school was the best and i think the sochi olympics is just a case the security is headed i have to confess i have to agree with that but you don't see it that means it's a professional security. and stay updated on all the olympic action by heading on to our website r.t. dot com you can follow us on twitter to find latest news and reaction on your favorite sport there you can find tweets from athletes you can tell them what you thought of their performances russia's hockey team captain tweeted his appreciation to many fans who have shown their support and will of course bring you the latest news from sochi here on r t international.
the g twenty four team promises the ultimate in the exhilarating winter and. enjoy and you make seven zero in on the rest of our lives take these teams to sochi twenty four take. on. german chancellor angela merkel proposing to break up the world by web creating a pan-european network she wants to prevent snooping from across the atlantic the move comes after revelations from edward snowden show that europe has long been a target for u.s. intelligence. reports from berlin. 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. 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 directly to europe skipping essentially the u.s. and it's more than just an idea 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 has made in terms of communications a priority so 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. benjamin sontag a co-founder of the civil liberties group la quater internet believes that germany should cut collaboration with the n.s.a. if it wants to protect citizens we can see that they're just in u.k.
the german service is. just here i in front of the services there are clearly breaching he really was doing say they are listening to all good decisions if we create a network a specific network in europe it will only be in the trade that will be listened to by those services again this is really a political stance and not something that won't to protect the european citizens communications the only solution can see of miss mego one to protect the communications of european citizens would be to ask for less corroboration we send they say from their own services and ask their services to protect our citizens and to project companies in europe from this. moscow are calling for immediate medical treatment for russian pilot jailed in the u.s. consulate he goes wife and lawyer say he's fighting for his life behind bars for
their 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 experience and heart pain and was almost unable to walk and he felt sick they put him in lock up and left him on the cold floor while he was offered most flu medication and some antibiotics monday . also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that any kind of medical treatment to constantine jarosz and co could be provided only on tuesday. yes i was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of drug smuggling which he denied he was then flown to the u.s. and said ins to twenty years in prison after a trial there russia called the move a kidnapping and has supported the defense antiwar activist richard becker thinks the case highlights u.s. disrespect for 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 nafta. doing what washington wants to dictate to them to do the prisons system in the united states has been no terror notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the right to to live. still to come in the program igniting the debate. i mean not for me you were to come from your film i know you don't. control you. will be bringing you this showdown between european officials over immigration issues that have been on the minds of many in the block ahead of the european parliamentary election day with us.
thirteen minutes past the hour thanks for staying with us with no peace deal in sight for syria violence is increasingly spilling over the borders into neighboring countries lebanon hit the hardest with sectarian divisions they are now threatening to grow into a full blown civil war artillery of an ocean or reports from behind the lebanese rebel lines or jihadists are being bred for battle. was the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for kabul has killed dozens in beirut and the town of haddam and next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbullah lebanon's most influential fools 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 going through. its appointed by. his palace 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 walter. 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. and is. the unkind to affiliated a new survey front claimed responsibility for these recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself and al qaida commander announced via you tube that the group
had put down groups in lebanon or 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 been london 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. 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 sunni neighborhoods in this part of north 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 hashi's sometimes was. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm logical being i fight against the infidels those who don't carry that for 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 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 this camp outside you will see every day to raise a look at first told us that it doesn't take well you know someone who is zero
experience become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience the routes are your rules 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 let 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 as harsh beyond who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many youths are willing to join the live. 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 the other or that out of you know. we 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 refuel from lebanon while in geneva negotiations have had a brick wall a syrian government officials and their main political rivals refuse to make concessions international media a lot are brahimi has been trying in vain to get both sides to reconcile. very very sorry and i apologize to the syrian people. he says no date has been set for the next meeting between the warring delegations damascus wants to focus on rooting out terrorism while the opposition's trying to center the talks on the departure of president assad jonathan steele a columnist for britain's guardian newspaper things one of the obstacles to peace is foreign backing for the syrian rebels but. it's hard for sides to admit it to spend all this money in treasure and lost lives not getting victory and so you still cling to that here and i think it would i'm i think with the un pressure from . me and it's the regional countries. convincing the government and the opposition
that they must make a deal and it doesn't that which could it also means cutting back. on just getting in and stopping it being a proxy war in reverting to being what it should be just an internal problem among syrians and u.k. officials sounding the alarm after revealing that two hundred fifty british radicals have returned home after fighting government forces in syria are now suspected of plotting terror attacks on home soil this after a man reportedly became the first person the first britain rather to carry out a suicide bombing inside syria while the boy reports. facts is sometimes stranger than fiction this is the street where abdul where he'd made the first suspected british suicide bomber in syria is alleged to have lived at school martin savidge knew the forty one year old man that lived it 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 of course his 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 back have been involved in be saying and execution of fellow rebels while residents of moscow's adding you come to terms with the reported neighbors suicide attack security services in the u.k. of becoming increasingly concerned about the potential that brits fighting in syria could return and stage attacks on u.k. soil boyko aussie west sussex us government going green as we report on our
website newly released u.s. regulations aimed to help license marijuana shops deal with banks which have been reluctant to work with the controversial new businesses read the full story on our two dot com also online. expired soviet spy satellite that's falling back to earth remnants of the system that failed to burn up on reentry expected to crash somewhere on the globe but no one knows exactly where or when. right from the sea. first rate. and i would think that your. in. switzerland they decided to jeopardize access to the european single market in
favor of backing tougher immigration rules in a nationwide referendum new legislation invalidates longstanding agreements with brussels posits and high ranking u.s. officials to call for a reassessment of relations with those parliaments had three years to put the referendum results into law my colleague mary sue shay discussed the issue with two any peas. 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 and 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 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 certain five 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 us three was upset with this very slight majority because of the need to end this whole phobia ration is just disgusting. i mean if you have enjoyed your degree i'm here i'm now living here and. you know all of our c o two are already. written what brought it out of jobs that have been done by the polish were in your. view or your industry is totally different or. just a mild don't stick your order in the. model hold your own and go on 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 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 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. with the points but he says them if you've got the skills that this country needs yes. but we won't allow to happen is that people have eastern europe liberal who do feel it is the benefits of its own to all jewelry knowing to and. coming not from the you are to come from your film i am nobody it's own. all right listen guys i'm going to end just reading all the mystery over how to play nice with all that cher odd choice joe the introduction of quotas or foreign is would all good 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 to have that choice about to be have common roots and if you get up you followed the roots if you don't want to follow the roots then you have to leave to come up. simple and everything up 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 far right european parties calling for similar referendums in their countries nearly half of germans want to see immigration reduced in france seventy percent of the population feel there are too many foreigners in the country by far the majority of britons want to follow when swiss footsteps while in norway a record number of immigrants were forced out of the country last year are he's a republican are reports on a 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 gangs. 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 foreign descent vast energy exports brought norway's 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 jobs 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 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 which one 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 off r t. stay with us here on our team still to come too hazardous to stay . there's a lot of this to have been forgotten you were just collateral damage in travel to the u.s. state of arkansas to check on the residents of mayflower who say last year's oil spill left them no choice but to flee the area to protect their health.
well conceived and kept so it's been a wave of tensions insulted with the swiss government voting for immigration limits new citizens which would be a cat a except the country is probably in the e.u. and enjoys advantages of free trade and this decision goes against the basic principles of the e.u. so i will have analysis.