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eleven pm in moscow i match reza bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news day nine of the olympic winter games has given a russian hockey fans a little consolation just a day after the red machine lost a team usa in a dramatic shootout the crowd was up for another game and this time as soon as the extra period was over russia closed the door on slovakia's chances of victory all the details from our team's paul scott in sochi. it was a victory for russia but perhaps not in the style of the fashion that they or their fans would have hoped for they were made to work hard and pushed all the way by a stubborn and resilient slovakia it was nil nil at the end of regulation time and not even overtime could separate the two sides so for the second day in a row russia faced the luxury of a penalty shoot out but this time they were victorious it's actually america who finish top of group a five one victory over slovenia however many observers are saying that the match between the usa and russia today was one of the most
thrilling in the history of the winter olympics and we do have the prospect of the two sides possibly going head to head later in the competition in a medal match and former russia star who enjoyed a successful career in the n.h.l. believes ice hockey gold is the one the russian public want more than any other. is the main event like the no i don't care what anybody said about he was kidding or go all the respect and. because he got so many superstars to play in the play against each other it's not every time you can see. it on the wall playing it's like i was cup of soccer and the players to come and play and to be proud of their country so i think it's a make a. historic event take a look at the medals table now where russia is currently standing at fifty three jumping seven yesterday after scoring two goals in the skeleton and short track speed skating events you can see here that in total russia has sixteen medals the only nation with more at this point is the netherlands back to paula now to find
out where the russians found their latest success. well on sunday russia added to the medal tally with the silver in the cross country skiing that was in the men's relay event before by ten k. in the slave ends up in the mountains of. the russian. put themselves firmly in contention for a medal they lead after two rounds they even. a track record in the first round that event concludes with the final two rounds on monday while the ice dance competition is also the hoff way stage among the favorites for the competition of the u.s. pack of davis and whites but they're actually coached by a russian marina waiver and they say they're delighted to have her on board we've been very fortunate to you know work with some of you know the russian talent and 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 and ice dance and finally i can tell you that the biathlon men's mass start has been postponed until ten o'clock tomorrow morning local time because of fog up in the mountains of crust not only on them and in the weeks other olympic headlines hopes of millions of fans were dashed when a russian figure figure skater you have any pushing go pulled out of the men's short program at the last minute he announced his retirement suffering severe back pain during training is breathtaking nearly flawless performance in the team event helped russia to clinch its first gold at the olympics pushing goes russia's only single skater at the games and his decision triggered plenty of criticism we ask oh when a figure skater maxim trunk of an ice hockey legend tees off what they thought we all have great respect for pollution coach he's a legend in our sport and a great example for many worldwide i think the fact that he came out and helped when the team gold given his condition is a heroic achievement. and i want to take my hats 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. and there is an overhead against team russia big ski cross racer maria commissar of a has been airlifted to germany for more treatment after getting a spinal injury the athlete crashed during a training run saturday and fractured vertebrae in her lower middle back she immediately underwent surgery and had a metal implant inserted prior to departure she was visited in the hospital by president putin but while sports officials say commissar of his condition is serious but stable she's eager to get well and get going again. in the words of sick in though the words security in sochi made the news long before the game started and so far positive feedback from athletes and visitors that proper balance has been struck between the two 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 . with this security able to is this acute which you
don't see it's all was the best and i think the sochi olympics is just the case the security is haiti i have to confess i have to agree with it but you don't see it that these is the professions to successful logistics in careful planning always key to making a big event like this go like clockwork language another hurdle faced by organizers who had to ensure security staff and volunteers had enough skills to support the host cities guess simon dunton from the english first language school helped tutor workers in the run up to the games and shared the details with our own kevin. we were looking for people who will be local to the organizing committee was looking for the intermediate level uses but we found that some of the speakers were x. that they had really high quality english and some native almost level we designed this winter games english online so they could be really precise about the english they might need for example if they were going to be involved with bumps label skiing all the words that even i as an aid to speak and the teacher didn't know we
gave it to them but they've been quite keen actually even those again the drivers of the security guards they really got involved and we made it fun we really went for and we said look guys you really need to small this is going to be great here and i think it's working if you go out there to the olympic park and you go through the security they really really really are enjoying themselves and they're smiling and getting involved you can stay updated on all the olympic action by heading on to our web site r t dot com and remember to follow us on twitter to find latest news and reaction to your favorite sporting events there you can find tweets from all of the athletes and even tell them what you thought of their performance russia's hockey team captain for example tweeting out his appreciation to the many fans who showing their support and of course we'll be bringing you the latest from the sochi games right here on our team. the g. twenty fourteen plus there's the whole team that an exhilarating winter sports an eight story and you see now a m a kevin zero in on the rest of our live take news team for sochi twenty two
will take. on a. german chancellor merkel is proposing to break up the world wide web creating instead of pan-european network she wants to prevent surveillance from across the atlantic after revelations from edward snowden a show that europe has long been a target for u.s. intelligence are he's losing half an hour 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 in my deah 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 had been made public brazil had 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 and sontag co-founder of a civil liberties group the net believes germany should cut its collaboration with the n.s.a. if it wants to protect citizens we can see that the new k. the german service is. right in front of the services there are color breaching he really was doing they say they are listening to all conversations they can if we create a network specific network in europe it will only be true of 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 cities and 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 say this is to protect our citizens and to project companies in europe from these. things and still to come igniting the debate. i mean not fun to your to come from your form i know it's own. control you are all those i mean bringing you the showdown between european officials over immigration issues have been on the minds of many in the block ahead of the european parliament election.
fourteen minutes past the hour with no peace deal in sight for syria violence increasingly spilling over borders into neighboring countries lebannon being hit the hardest was a tarion divisions now threatening to grow into a full blown civil war or he's wary of a notion or reports from behind the rebel lines. was the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for kabul was killed dozens in beirut and in the town of haddam and next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbollah lebanon's most influential force which also
supports syrian president bashar assad we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold veneman to opposing hizbullah visible in the midst of going to. this is to blame. 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 wealth of the ice is showing. and local do more to show 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 they say he had kind of affiliated a new survey front claimed responsibility for these recent deadly bombings just days before
a man calling himself and al qaida commander announced. that the group had to 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 as bin laden a teacher and their fight jihad. when 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
district in the city of tripoli separates the whites and sunni neighborhoods in this part of not running like a murderer between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those who want him out today we can't get things with hashi's sometimes oh. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm magick would be my 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. these can go outside you will see every day to raise
a little good love the first told us that it doesn't take well you know for someone who is here and fearing become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience the growth of real rules for those who want to become one giant 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 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 hard as eola who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many youths are willing to join the five minute 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 four of them over the other about about the about the world we hear 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 while an even ago she had a wall the syrian government officials and their political rival refused to make concessions mediator lakhdar brahimi has been trying in vain to get both sides to reconcile apologized to the syrian people the envoy says no date set for the next meeting between the delegations and massacres wants to focus on rooting out terror while you opposition tries to center the talks on the partner of us of president assad jonathan steele a columnist for britain's guardian newspaper says one of the obstacles to peace is foreign backing for the rebels. that look 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 that i think it is a tough time i think with the u.n.
pressure from me and it's the regional countries. convincing their government and the opposition that they must make a deal and it doesn't that would help but it also means cutting back on supplies and all these jihadi fighters coming in and stopping it being a proxy war in reverting to being what it should be just an internal problem among syrians. u.s. government going green as we report on our website newly released american regulations aimed to help license marijuana shops deal with banks which have so far been reluctant to work with the controversial new businesses the whole story on our t. dot com plus. ukrainian opposition activists leave government buildings they've been occupying for weeks finally yielding to a deadline so the amnesty law can come into effect the latest on the situation in kiev on our web site. moscow demanding immediate medical treatment for a russian pilot jailed in the u.s. constantine goes wife and lawyer say he's fighting for his life behind bars.
he has chest pain all the time he finds it difficult to even breathe earlier this month he suffered from some sort of heavy respiratory illness nobody knows what it was exactly because he wasn't checked over by a doctor he had a high fever and couldn't get out for three days nobody looked after him and of course it was impossible for him to cross the entire prison facility and wait in line for hours just to see a doctor that monday you know is also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that it's a new kind of medical treatment to constantine jarosz and co could be provided only on tuesday they are ashamed i was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of smuggling drugs which he denies he was then flew to the u.s. tried and convicted of the crime in sentenced to twenty years in prison russia
called the move a kidnapping and supported those defense and he war activist richard becker says the case highlights u.s. disrespect for human rights. this is something we see repeated over and over again the 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 prison system in the united states has no terror notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the return to live so it's 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 causing some high ranking e.u. officials to call for a reassessment of relations the country's parliament has three years to put the referendum results into law my colleague discuss the issue with. the majority voted
in favor but look a quarter of people in switzerland were not born in switzerland the eighty 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 it's 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 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. thirty five percent of for in the lift or is it very well because luxembourg is a growing economy they're growing service they do and have seen the reaction of service industry today in the three was upset with this very slight majority because they need to and this whole phobia about immigration is just a disgusting. just to be on here i'm now living here and. i
don't want to. go on a. lot of jobs that have been done by the polish. let me let me tell you or your industry is totally different. just to my best to care order in the quote where i am i and you know what i'm all paul you're on and on firstly let's not use looks 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 live look from 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 tell 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 control our own
borders with a point system if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here and wear what we won't allow to happen as a people to eastern europe or all it's. going to have better control. coming not from the you're to come from your former and that's your brother you guys your brochures control. those guys are going to join train journey as we all know how to play nice with 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 to be have common roots and if you get up you followed the roots if you don't want to follow the rules then you have to leave the club quite simple in every club but it is the same thing. as a lot of global headlines egypt's rest of sinai peninsula. three south korean
tourists and a bus driver were killed in an explosion officials say the vehicle was going from a local monastery to nearby israel when it was attacked more than a dozen other tourists injured in the incident militants in the region have been increasing attacks since egypt's president morsy was toppled by the military last july. blast on a train in southwest pakistan killed at least eight hundred twenty last several wagons to derail an ethnic separatist group in the area say they were to blame last week those same insurgents blew up three gas pipelines cutting off supplies to millions. rescue operations continue in south africa to pull a group of thirty illegal miners to the surface they've been trapped in an abandoned gold mine near johannesburg since saturday still may be as many as two hundred more trapped underground mining safety a major concern in south africa which is the world's deepest gold mines and are often fought over by rival groups. hundreds of far right
protesters marched through lithuania is second largest city count on independence day chanting lithuania for lithuanians a small counter-demonstration held nearby with some campaigners waving a rainbow flags that the nationalists lithuania known for nationalist marches with one court even supporting the use of swastikas during the rallies. up next a taste of life aboard a legendary her big ice breaker stay with us. economic
in early september the arctic northern sea. it is a busy maritime highway. all of russia's nuclear powered icebreakers are at sea clearing a path for shipping. the crews here have a saying when you're in the arctic you have the whole world your feet. on. the reef follows russia's northern boundaries offering the shortest passage between europe and asia passing through seven northern cities.
well then three goodbye horns. the nuclear. judge will. spend four months patrolling the northern sea route despite passing through ten times owns the crew will never adjust the ship's clock it's quite likely they'll never pull into a port either the will the crew. morning good morning yes it line now your beautiful well done and don't forget your hat.
sukhamoy has ruined my hair now. the captain and the first officer said here they don't like holes in their bread i have to put more bread out because the navigators sit here and they eat a lot. of the possibly the most unlike the tables to be laid properly he likes everything to be good and he likes beautiful women actually he just loves all women. just like all men like pies with fish cabbage but. i should know what they are like by now since the floors icy cold and my feet are cold too i put socks on everyone here wear something warm on their feet because they would just freeze the weiss yes.