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latest headlines in the week's top stories on r.t. international sochi fans celebrate russia's shootout victory over slovakia in ice hockey after last night's disappointing loss against our trifles team usa. fracturing the world wide web german chancellor on the merkel proposing creating a european internet network that would shield user data from u.s. global surveillance plus. if you read. his part he goes behind rebel lines in lebanon where jihadists are raised to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
it's one am in moscow i'm at treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news well day nine of the olympic winter games has just wrapped up in the fans certainly got their money's worth straight away to our tease team in the olympic city of sochi kevin owen take it away. yeah look day you know i never use a day ten o five. day knowing done and dusted and it's a given russian hockey fans a little consolation just twenty four hours after the reds she lost a team usa in the dramatic shoot series the crowd was up for more this time as soon as the extra period was over russia closed the door in slovakia chances of victory with more on his full score. was a victory for russia but perhaps not in the style of the fashion that they would have hoped full they were made to work hard and pushed all the way. by stubborn and
resilient 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 lottery of a penalty shoot out but this time they were victorious it's actually america who finish top of group a this after a five one victory over slovenia however many observers are saying that the match between the usa and russia on saturday 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 hockey is the main event like you know i don't care what anybody said about he was kidding or all the respect and other sports but how can you because you got so many superstars. to play in the play you get a shower so it's not every time you can see. around the wall playing it's like i
walk up a soccer and the players to come and play and to be proud for their country so i think it's a make as kind of historical role that despite the pride players have of course when representing their country hockey wouldn't be hockey without a little controversy we saw a lot of that on saturday there's been some dispute over the decision to this allow what would have been a winning goal for russia or against the usa let's talk about this now with the hockey commentator russian t.v. surrogate thanks for coming to see us being up at this late we know you're a busy man let's talk about certainly though there's such a fuss about this take us through all the controversy was and of the day while the puck was in the nets and the goal was disallowed it was allowed then the russia would have won the game so it was controversial as far as russia was concerned because the net had moved. the goal was disallowed because of the good of the nets was moved it was disloyal from its moorings and the goalie was moving from. one site to another site and he does it he moved the post. so what are
the thoughts that maybe it was done purposely and we're not saying that but they have been saying on the twitter sphere eccentric cetera what do you say to your professional you know these guys they're professional too well it's a very fine line between. terming it intentionally or in unintentionally but in this case i think it was one hundred percent unintentional on the side of just on the quick because he was just moving from one side in a moment to another side and the situation was not very dangerous terms of the goal a lot of the russian side saying why was an american a goalie there anyway i would say he's an american who actually would say that he's coming he was coming from the n.h.l. right and besides he's a national it doesn't matter you represent you and if so i would say what that's what i'm trying to say and he's a professional he knows what to do and he i think he. he does his job and decides
he was not the one to allow it to disallow the goal the goal of the decision was made by the goal judge and he was he was sitting somewhere else and he was the one to take the decision so it wasn't even the rest decision where it was just saying that the goal was disallowed i know why was this game stopped earlier on when the rules say the goal doesn't care if the next move how far the net men are the net was moved probably an inch and i think the referees did just did notice that that happens during the game because they have to pay attention to what is happening on the ice and they couldn't they couldn't just see the whole thing probably just one didn't know the puck was in the net one of the men noticed that what keeps it there was talks of moving to sort of a. plastic thing there's a hole in the ice those that there's a hole that in ice and this is like holes or you can fix them that for good just because it's very dangerous lime play just because the speed is very high and it is someone crashed into the net it could be very dangerous. why this controversy do
you think is going to die i don't know when people know the real facts as you will saying that they i think it will die just by think the whole controversy comes out because the russia lost that's the main reason what are your thoughts about russia's future now. i would say that russia would finish in the top four. that's what i think there's a lot of questions about the way they play the game. there's something missing in the chemistry of that seem so that's why i would say that they will be and it's all for just that's my prediction ok final thought about the referees again or was it just luck that there was an american refereeing this much and why should that be thought of no in the future reassess i think probably yes just to avoid controversies like this probably that there will be just wise to take the decision and so as. not to have. referees from one country just working on the games with
the national team so we could see some changes to the rules to say. i guess i can say that because they need to it's all good sake lot of time for the international federation to take any decision so it may take what of the time so i would i would love to see that but not sure it will be done final ten seconds away from euro commentry job but does a person visiting this is no look at what you think of it all i love it. to be a little bit different so in terms of the. worse they're excellent we look over our shoulder here every night we kind of take for granted no ten days into this it's such so much work has gone into putting this together i love the infrastructure like the buildings i like the atmosphere in the building i like to see a lot of people coming to see the we can play hockey this is that was a huge the biggest shock to me i didn't expect so many fans to come and to cheer for women playing hockey the only thing i'm missing probably year. i would love to
see more foreigners here they will bring it up for there were more flavor the other place to look is part of this it's such a big state he needs so many thousands here to make you look foolish and what's he going to do for sport in russia what's the legacy going to be do you think is it going to work as they plan it that's a very good question i have my answer to that i would love to see. this thing i mean one of the buildings here being used to make them like that you have to have a hockey team probably not for one team here but there are people are talking about bringing some russian hockey league team here and. if it works or not it just as it was really does seem a salute when the sun comes out beautiful in the big crack of the today is the first though you know this is really like a bit of a first i begin yeah yeah when the sun shone it's absolutely beautiful leave what it's like it was too much and too bad either so good things come again i give you joy there it's the game side of pleasure so much think ok right let's move all know that was so great to the russian t.v.
hockey commentator now successful logistics and careful preparation are always key to making a huge event like this go like clockwork as we've been say language was a big hurdle faced by organizers who had to ensure security staff and volunteers of the nuff skills to support the city's guests i spoke to you later simon done said he's from the english first language school he helped to to work as in the run up to the games thousands of more than thirty thousand of them in fact he shared some of his story with me. we were looking for people all the local organizing committee were looking for intermediate level users but we found that some 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 bobsled all 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 guys who 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. it will go to the hotel that about eight foot two will smile that we grow back at me ok join us next time when we will be back with more of the injuries more the controversies and glories all of what was day you know i twenty fourteen winter games i'm kevin ollie but. yeah those security guards are guards through and through well you can stay updated on all the olympic action by heading over to our website r t v dot com you can follow us on twitter to find latest news and reaction to your favorite sport where you can find tweets from all the athletes and even tell them what you thought of their performances russia's hockey team captain st tweeted his appreciation to many fans who showed their support and of course we'll be bringing you all the latest news from the olympic city here on r.t. international. the g
twenty four team promises the ultimate in the exhilarating winter and. make seven zero in on the rest of our lives take these teams to sochi twenty four take. on. and to some of the week's other news german chancellor angela merkel proposing to break up the world wide web by creating a pan-european network she wants to prevent snooping from across the atlantic the move after revelations from edward snowden showing that europe has long been a target of u.s. intelligence or decency cavanagh 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 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 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 internet 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 and sontag co-founder of civil liberties group doing that believes germany should cut its collaboration with the n.s.a. to protect citizens. we can see that did you see h.q. in u.k. the german service is. just here right in front of the services there are clear
breach and he really was doing to say they are listening to an old that was stationed in the camp if we create a network specific network in europe it's will only be true that will be listened to by joe so this is again this is really a political stance and not something that won't to protect the group and citizens communications the only solution i can see of this mega one to protect the communications of european citizens would be to ask for let's go to ration he said they say from their own services and say this is to protect our citizens and to project companies in europe. and stay with us here on our t.v. still to come igniting the debate. people are coming up from to your to come from your home i know you don't that's your problem you guys you know brochure is going to be bold as well neighboring you a showdown between two european officials over immigration issues that have been on
seventeen minutes past the hour with no peace deal in sight for syria violence increasingly spilling over its borders into neighboring countries lebanon hardest hit was a tarion divisions there are now threatening to grow into a full blown civil war or his worry if an ocean reports. was the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for kabul 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 maced influential force which also supports syrian president bashar assad. we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently opposing hezbollah visible in the midst of koreans who. is 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. 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 anything but the
unkind 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 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 has 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
and. 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 london 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 and 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. to these camps 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's your experience you become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience growth are your rules for those who want to become one dr 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 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. who introduced himself as the chief of the sunni leader says many yous are willing to join the big black unit from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill ellen
whites and syrian army and you're ready to kill for them and that is a little bit of you know. we hear that 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 on u.s. government going green as we report on our website newly released american regulations aimed to help license marijuana shops global banks which have been reluctant so far to work with a controversial new businesses but an r.t. dot com for that full story plus ukrainian opposition activists leave government buildings they've been occupying for weeks yielding to a deadline so that and i'm listing a lot can go into force get the latest on the kiev situation on our web site. moscow calling for an immediate medical treatment for a russian pilot jailed in the u.s. constantine jarosz and pows attorney and his wife say he's fighting for his life
behind bars. we know. 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 it's also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that a new kind of medical treatment to constantine jarosz and co could be provided only on tuesday the euro shango was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of smuggling drugs which he denied he was then flown to the us tried and convicted in a new york court in sentenced to twenty years in prison russia called the move
a kidnapping and supported his defense antiwar activist richard becker things the case highlights u.s. disrespect for human rights this is something we've seen repeated over and over again the kind of arrogant attitude that washington has toward other countries and particularly to other countries for not. doing what washington wants to dictate to them to do the presence system of the united states has no terror are notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the right to them to live. so once owens decided to jeopardize access to the europe single market in favor of backing tougher immigration rules and a nationwide referendum new legislation invalidates longstanding agreements with brussels causing some high ranking officials to call for a reassessment of relations switzerland's parliament has three years to put the referendum into effect my colleague discussed the matter with two anything. 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 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 or four in the deliveries it very well because luxembourg is a growing economy growing service sector and to 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 ration is just disgusting
as i mean just to be on painting i want to know if. you want a lot i don't want to. go on a. lot of jobs that have been done by the polies well in your. example that you did let me. tell you that your new industry is totally different. just a mild water in the. euro will come on will hold your own and go on. let's not use looks as an example it's not really a country it's like a small english time. 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 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 own borders with a point system if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here where what we won't allow to happen is for people to have eastern europe or all of the benefits or if you are tall you know going to have better control. coming not from the you're to come from your former and nobody don't that's your brother you guys your brochures control. our borders or our lives our guys are going to end journey to reading all the images that we all have 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 do we have common roots and if you're up you followed the rules 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. my colleague lindsey france will be around with more news in thirty minutes but first a look at why u.s.
women are apparently buying more weapons to protect themselves stay with us. as for state of the city address new york mayor bill de blasio said that he would put forward legislation for the city to issue special municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants he summed up his feelings by saying to all my fellow new yorkers who are undocumented i say new york city is your home too and we will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows yeah that sounds nice but the reason these illegal immigrants live their lives in the shadows is because they immigrated illegally why should new yorkers bend over backwards for
illegal criminal immigrants this is the same logic that if i catch a guy breaking into my house as a gracious host i should offer him a pizza because it's his home too this is not just a slap in the face to rule of law but also to the immigrants who do go through the bureaucracy and headaches to become u.s. citizens the right way the legal way so the blasio if you're going to provide these illegal immigrants with some sort of document it should be a plane ticket back home with instructions on how to apply for a green card the legit proper way just like everyone else has to fashion just my opinion. right. first choice. and i think you're. an army corps.
live in the know. on my leg. it's funny there are approximately over two hundred eighty million licensed firearms in the united states of america female owner seemed to be more and more common today one in five americans own at least one firearm a phenomenon which didn't exist thirty years ago. and i'm not a girl that's for a big until we have a few pieces but i don't wear a lot of it and that what we do together as a family is collect against and target she. the right to carry a gun is supported by the second amendment of the constitution established in seventeen ninety one by james madison after the war of independence. free circulation of guns was one of the first laws put in place by the revolutionaries.
even if the time of war has ended for many americans carrying a firearm remains and in a right as important as freedom of religion or expression. they carry out and i. must say probably are at a time. probably. paradoxically while crime levels have lowered since two thousand and five the sale of guns keeps on rising. the subject divides american society with the pro arms on one side and the anti arms on the other. consequently each state has their own legislation for regulating the sale and carrying of guns the twenty seven states in red on the map have lenient laws the twenty three grey ones are more repressive america is divided into. more and more american women think that being armed is the same as being free. single.
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