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transit route. you'll best way to the house with. the latest headlines on the week's top stories here in our two international fans and sought to celebrate russia should be a victory over so lucky in the men's ice hockey a day after the disappointing loss against our travels team usa. the euro net zone infuriated by n.s.a. spying german chancellor angela merkel proposes a plan for a european online network to shut out america's snoopers plus. in your interview. with. piers r.t. goes behind rebel lines in lebanon where jihad s. are raised to kill other muslims at home and across the border in syria.
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we're watching our two international live from moscow i'm lindsey france thanks for joining me. we're well into the second week of the olympics and fans are certainly getting their money's worth at the action packed games and day nine proved to be no different as russian hockey fans got some consolation after the bitter loss the day before and just after the red machine lost the usa in a dramatic shootout series the crowd immediately rallied to get behind their team and this time as soon as the extra period was over russia closed the door on his chances of victory though the win was anything but easy paul scott takes us through the match. 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 resilience 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
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a row russia faced the lottery of a penalty shoot out but this time they were victorious it's actually american who finished top of group a they saw 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 you know if you 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 people skating or go all the respect and others for is about hockey because you've got so many superstars to play and to play to get to show others are it's not every time you can see. talk teams around the wall playing it's like i want a cup of soccer and the players to come and play and to be proud for their country
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so i think it's a make i was kind of historic events igor larionov and artie's pos got there and despite the sort of pride players feel representing a country that incar talked about hockey would be hockey with a little controversy there's been some dispute over the decision to disallow what would have been a winning goal for russia against the usa russian hockey commentator sergei crabb who told my colleague kevin owen that the wise thing would be to simply update the rules. and there goes this is because do you believe the good the next was moved to the dislocations from its moorings and the goalie was moving from one side to another side and he did it he moved the posts he put so 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 and on to another side and the situation was not very dangerous in terms of the goal it was just luck that there was an
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american refereeing this much is it why should that be thought of now in the future reassess i think probably years just to avoid controversies like this probably that there will be just that wise to take the decision and said no not not to have. referees from one country just working on the games with the national team and other olympic headlines this week the hopes of millions of fans were dashed when russian figure skater plushenko pulled out of the men short program at the last minute he announced his retirement after suffering severe back pain during training his breathtaking and nearly flawless performance at the team event to help russia to clinch its first gold at the olympics pushing to was russia's only single skater at the games and his decision triggered plenty of criticism we asked the gold winning figure skater moxie would try and call of and ice hockey legend vyacheslav fed to solve what they thought we all have great respect for pollution coach he's a legend in our sport in a great example for many worldwide and i think the fact that he came out and helped
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win the team gold given his condition is a heroic achievement would produce i want to take my hat off to give gainey and tell him that he's the greatest of our fleets everything he went through and everything he was unique few people in history could have equal to him. let's take a look at the standings on the medal table now russia has surrendered pole position in the total medal tally to the netherlands which is ahead by one the dutch are also in second place behind germany in the golden sweep successful of just six and careful preparation are always key to making a huge event like this go like clockwork language was another hurdle faced by organizers who had to ensure security staff and volunteers had enough skills to support the host cities guess simon denton from the english first language school helped tutor workers in the run up to the games ensured the details with us we were looking for people all the local the organizing committee were looking for
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intermediate level users but we found that some speakers were x. that they had really high quality english and some native first level but 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 books label stealing all the words that even i as an aid to speak of the teacher didn't know 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 olympics and you go to 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 to our website r.t. dot com and following us on twitter to find the latest news and reaction to your favorite sports there of course you can find retreats from the athletes and even tell them what you thought of their performances russia's hockey team captain has tweeted his appreciation to the many fans who showed their support to the team and we will of course be bringing you all the latest news from saatchi here on r.t. . the g twenty
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fourteen promise is the ultimate in exhilarating winter in our team here in germany and using our way to make seven zero in on the rest of our lives take these teams to sochi twenty four take. on our team. german chancellor angela merkel is 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 comes after revelations from edward snowden show that europe has long been a target for u.s. intelligence archies lucic after not 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 in my deah at this point and it is one that merkel will certainly be discussing with the french president when they meet in
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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 underaged fiber optics communications cable that would do just that it would
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basically reroute its online traffic to europe skipping essentially the u.s. and it's more than just 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 internet community and 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. benjamin sontag a co-founder of the civil liberties group. do net believes germany should end any cooperation with the n.s.a. if it wants to protect our citizens we can see that the new k. the german service is. right in front of the services there are colibri cine he
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really was the n.s.a. they are listening to all conversations they can if you create a network specific network in europe it will only be a trojan that will be listened to. again this is really a political stance and not something that won't to protect the european citizens communications the only solution conceit of mismeasure want to protect the communications of european citizens would be to ask for. and they say from their own services. this is to protect our citizens and to protect companies in europe from these. things. the swiss vote to curb immigration sparked a heated debate across the e.u. . people are coming out from to your to come from your film i know you don't that's your goal you close your book shows control you've already told us. we have the
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details of the showdown between brussels and member states over immigration rules ahead of the european parliamentary election that's up to the break on r t international. the. economic downturn in the final. days. and the rest because i. believe everything we are told me.
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no peace deal in sight for syria the violence is increasingly spilling over its borders into neighboring countries. it's lebanon is being hit the hardest sectarian divisions there are now threatened to grow into a full blown civil war parties where if a national reports from behind lebanese rebel lines were a jihad azour being bred for battle. was the syrian
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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 head 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 al assad we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently opposed in his bella visible to mrs grimes 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 well today. anything i can do for sonny brothers anything i can do for syrian brothers i will
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do anything i can do for these people suffering from injustice i will do. and is. the unkind 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 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
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a teacher and they 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 first street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and sunni neighborhoods in this part of north london are 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 loans with hashi's intention was. who do you fight against who is your enemy i am addicted and i fight against the infidels 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
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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. will come to this camp 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 experienced become real fighter. and weeks training and you are in for a life time of obedience growth are your rules for those who want to become one day dean you have to forget about money and be ready to die or to be arrested and to accept that no one will take care of you or your family lect you how the flags on the walls weapons on the floor faces the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict as hard as the yard who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many youths are willing to join the live in that
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from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill our whites and syrian army and here is a kill for the neighborhood out of you know that we are 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 on meanwhile in geneva negotiations have hit a brick wall as syrian government officials on their main political rivals refuse to make concessions enter national mediator lakhdar brahimi has been trying in vain to get both sides to reconcile. very very sorry and i apologized to the syrian people. stop the envoy says no date has been set for the next meeting between the warring delegations to mask wants to focus on rooting out terrorism while the
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opposition is trying to censor the talks on the departure of president assad jonathan steele a columnist for britain's guardian newspaper. obstacles to peace that is foreign backing for the rebels inside syria. it's hard for sides to admit it to spend all this money in treasure and lost lives for not getting victory and so there is still clinging to that hope the casing of the top and i think with the u.n. pressure from after a grammy and if the regional countries. convincing the government and the opposition that they must make a deal and it doesn't that would help could it also means cutting back on arms supplies and all these jihadi fighters going in and stopping it being a proxy war in reverting to being what it should be just an internal. problem among siblings. the british government is casting about for ways to keep its citizens from going to fight in syria thirty this hour we have the story of how a forty one year old man left his family in the u.k. to fight and die in
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a foreign war. moscow is demanding a russian pilot jailed in america gets immediate medical treatment after a prison visit constantine jarosz ankles lawyer said his client is choking and apparently extremely close to a heart attack the inmate is set to be transferred to a hospital for further tests in a few hours but no cardio exam is planned earlier we talked to your wife and she told us her husband has been unable to get decent medical treatment in prison. has called problems a burning sensation around his heart and constant just pains he even finds it difficult to breathe nobody looked after him and of course it was impossible for him to walk across the entire prison and wait in the line to see a doctor one constant and finally managed to see a prison doctor he complains that he can't move and he's coughing was so intense that he inmates couldn't sleep the doctors simply said he could not sleep under a blanket the other day he was given
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a few pills to come to his fever and that was. constantine your shango was arrested in liberia in two thousand and ten on suspicion of drug smuggling which he denies he was then flown to the us tried and convicted in a new york court and sentenced to twenty years in prison russia called the move a kidnapping and has supported year ocean coast offense anti-war activist richard becker says the case highlights america's disrespect for basic human rights. this is something we've seen 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 prisons system in the united states has been no terror are notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the right to want to live switzerland has decided to jeopardize its access to european single market in favor
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of backing tougher immigration rules in a nationwide referendum the new legislation invalidates longstanding agreements with brussels causing some high ranking e.u. officials to call for a reassessment of relations so it's a lens parliament has three years to put the referendum result into law my colleague already discussed the issue with to any piece. 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 certified percent of foreigners deliveries it very well
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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 i know you can only. get all of our. go on a. lot of jobs that have been done by the polish well in your. view or your industry is totally different of your own just i mean just a mile down the order in the. euro what about all paul you're on hang 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
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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't get 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. borders with a point but he says them if you've got the skills that this country needs yes come here with what we won't allow to happen this is people who have eastern europe. and if it's. not going to happen. coming not from to you are to come from your former and nobody don't that's your brother you go see the brochures control. is all right listen guys i'm going to just listen we all know how to play nice and also let's share our toys joe the introduction of quotas or foreigners would all agree create more job opportunities
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for the swiss themselves i mean that's that's a good thing isn't it every country should choose their future and have their choice survive to be have common roots and if you're member of a good up you followed the roots if you don't want to follow the roots then you have to leave the club quite simple and every club to it is the same thing now despite criticism from brussels the swiss vote has boosted and tame a gratian movement across the continent at least six far right european parties are calling for similar referendums in their countries almost half of germans want to see immigration reduced in france seventy percent of the population feel there are too many foreigners in the country and a huge majority of the brits want to follow in switzerland's footsteps meanwhile in norway a number of migrants were deported from the country just last year. this is art international coming up too hazardous to stay. there's a lot of us that had been forgotten we were just collateral damage. party travels
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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. and well being is helping rather is next with a breakdown of the lay his business highway. i just first 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
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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 asked a question just my opinion. the g. twenty four jean-paul mostly cults in the in the exhilarating winter and on the interior it's in germany and you say no way i'm a pro bono and the rest of our lives take news team for sochi twenty four. all odds
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. the. welcome to the red caps it's been a week of tensions that soldiers with the swiss government voting for immigration limits citizens which would be ok if the contrie is partly in the e.u. and enjoys it vaunted use of free trade and this decision goes against the basic principles of the e.u. so we'll have analysis to come on that one and more tensions with britain's
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chancellor george osborne making it the scotland will not be able to break away from the u.k. as well as keep the pound me while the tensions on the streets of ukraine continue as the economic situation in ukraine. in the situation is in some way connected with a desire to be independent part of the net unity on the political tensions a result from but. first of all it starts with britain right here so as scotland gets set to decide if they want to go solo and break away from the u.k. george osborne state city yes vote in the referendum which also made a yes to walking away from the pound this is a direct blow to scotland's first minister alex salmond independence campaign all it will set a car is a union would cause great damage to the u.k. and the scottish economy is costing jobs money which could result in u.k.
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tax by. as promising to bat out scottish banks and damage the stuff in the international markets at least that's what osborne is saying anyway so let's talk this through we've got george galloway right here he's and pay for the respect party in britain to the question is to begin with do you think that mr george osborne is using bullying tactics all has mr salmond pick and choose options run out which started to use it on well i think the sound and sight or george osborne lecturing the scottish people is difficult one for many to swallow but at the same time his message is unequivocal and cannot be avoided it is not possible to be an independent state was using someone else's currency because the people who issue the currency as opposed
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to use the currency other people who will set the conditions the levels of public expenditure the rate of taxation and so on all fiscal and monetary powers must obviously remain with the country that is issuing the currency and mr sam and i think has made a huge blunder in claiming that you can have independence was using do you kate proud he ought to have had the courage of his convictions and said either that scotland would have its own currency or would join the euro zone i know why he did neither of those first of all because the euro doesn't have a particularly good name here and hasn't been growing terribly well and secondly because the example of say iceland or slovakia perhaps even better will the slovakian currency lasted for thirty's.


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