russia says it's setting up humanitarian corridors to let civilians out of the syrian enclave of eastern however it's not clear where the rebel and terrorist groups do or keep by that area will allow anybody to leave. the head towards this weekend's general election protesters across the country seem happy to unleash violence to stop a center right coalition from coming to power and also to come this hour. i. come to an end russian athletes are being greeted back home by jubilant fans and their families.
thanks for joining us this evening my name is neil harvey this is the international russia says it's setting up humanitarian corridors in the syria and later the eastern ghouta to civilians out of the war ravaged area also launched daily humanitarian pauses for aid to be delivered to the region united nations has reacted to the moves saying that it will use the opportunity provided by russia if the safety of its employees is guaranteed but it's not clear if some groups are even willing to let anybody out against the of reports resolution twenty four one which called for a syrian cease fire without delay so far is a dud everyone is interpret it in ways that. them radical islamist
terrorists ignore it josh al islam the army of islam has not stopped shelling damascus dozens of casualties over the last few days alone the syrian army says it has the right to defend itself against extremists until the shelling ends citing a clause that excludes terrorists from this resolution but even then if you talk to syrians there's not all that much enthusiasm for this ceasefire. this truce is similar to the others and we will see it being violated this is the same old story and we are the ones who end up being harmed don't you see the children old people women and students who should we feel sorry for for these rebels because we are tired of shelling every day about thirty to forty shells fall here
money mileage i am against the truce because it only benefits the rebels i hope that it will be over soon and that no gunmen remain there but it's not only rebels and terrorists in east ghouta it's also civilians russia has announced the establishment of humanitarian corridors by which people can leave east ghouta it says the syrian army will abide by a limited unilateral ceasefire to allow civilians to leave if they can rebels is limiting ghouta which include al qaida have barred civilians from leaving the enclave for years according to amnesty international and others and reportedly they are still doing so we're talking here about the same rebels who came just women on roofs as human shields against strikes so no surprise it isn't just damascus and east good. that
a burning it's african in northern syria to turkey which says it is exempt from the ceasefire because it is carrying out an operation fighting the y.p. jeep syrian kurds whom it calls terrorists it says it won't stop its operation when we look at the un security council resolution we see that fight against terror organizations is outside its scope therefore it will not affect turkey's ongoing operation thousands have died over the last month of turkey's incursion turkish president ed one has said this cease fire has failed at this point resolution twenty four zero one looks dead on arrival author and writer abdel bari ants one told us it's too early to judge on the effect of the humanitarian pause but the idea is supposed to help civilians if they're allowed to leave. it is very very. premature to tell actually what will happen but i believe this that people
responded there are six million we're allowed to leave school to all to leave the fighting definitely this will reduce the human casualties among those people purchase foreign minister sergei lavrov has claimed that there's a decision from asian campaign underway he says it's targeting the syrian government first of all it's want to hear exactly the words of love are of. course are being planted him with chlorine allegedly used in eastern good news outlets are citing an anonymous source from the us let me remind you we've been warning about such breach stories since yesterday and there will be more such stories from social media from the white helmets a provocative with a history of freak reports especially when it comes to chemical attacks for which there is no evidence so these provocations will continue with the single girls to blacken the syrian government using a divorce sorts of violations and worse. so we've seen in the worldwide media
claims of hundreds of civilian deaths some reports of chemical weapons being used what do you think what sergey lavrov has said is the mainstream media being balanced in its coverage definitely of it is that deliberate campaign i noticed for example as a journalist that there is no mention at all of the victims and the other side nobody mentioned talked about you know kind of so called does of the capital damascus. tensions are rising across italy as the country prepares to vote in the general election this weekend police have been deployed in cities across the country to face opposing rallies at the defending or slamming center right parties security forces expect further protests on election day and beyond as the vote is not expected to produce a clear winner and he has set. explains the key figures on the italy's political
stage it's nice general election a show like no other starring a convict a tramp wannabe and a poster boy confused well let me break it down for you the office contender is the ground's old age of eighty one and has a scandalous past of ford convictions and sex scandals oh and he's also been the former prime minister of italy multiple times it's still very well the scold me i'm still young so i'm ready to work. well at least he's young at heart and he has plenty of supporters but. i will vote for berlusconi and the rest i don't care about he gets things done. due to his conviction he can become the prime minister himself but if his goal is only part he does well he could be the man to pick the head of the cabinet go absolutely it's a coalition which spans the range of italian sense right politics is thought they could gain thirty eight percent of the votes part of this coalition includes our next contender salvini and his leg of party.
italians first. battalion first wait a second doesn't that battle cry sounds familiar america first and i'm sure there's more. myron trump is the fact that he is keeping most of the promises he made during the electoral campaign now just like trump salvini tweets about anything and everything moving on swath it contender now the young face of the anti establishment party only thirty one years old the leader of the five star movement is seen by some as a bit of eye candy and he makes sweet promises to. we are the only political force that in recent years has made promises to the italians and this kept faith with those promises we're the only ones to renounce the privileges of politics while the politicians continue to obtain these privileges i give up my annuity and cut my salary. he's the complete opposite of the party's founder and stand up comedian but
they agree low he's cool calm and collected and it seems to have captivated young voters i will go with tomorrow tomorrow will be a baton and point i hope that the five star movement comes to power because it understands us young people better they are more aware of our technology they think about the future of us young people but they're still a huge group of those and show which way to votes on march the fourth poll suggest almost a third of eligible voters are either undecided or will abstain honestly i don't trust anyone anymore. or mean they're all the same whichever political party it is they come here they make their promises i say this i will do that but in the end it was nothing what they might have their reasons italy has seemed sixty governments and even more prime ministers since the second world war that's roughly new cabinets every fourteen months so we'll see if any of these cars can sway the
voters and stay long enough to actually keep any of their promises polls also show the center left parties including the current ruling one are likely to struggle at the election but some group goes italy's junior minister for european affairs and a member of the ruling democratic party thinks that the large amount of undecided voters could mean the outcome isn't yet set in stone. there are four million of italians for media every day years who say that they would go to wall to the woods of course. they had steve to make up their mind and that is why the opinion polls of us are not reliable because. we depend on the movement on the electoral year of this for me don't people and also there are people who are abstaining that as in our elections who are saying they would have stayed and this is the duty of all the political forces in this week to perswade.
possible of voters to go to the polls because these are elections they need to be very important for italy for our positioning in the european union and i think that they are also very important for the possibility to relaunch their european union of. the winter olympics in south korea have finished with norway topping the medals table elliptic athletes from russia way off and the team utopia scandal having prevented many russian athletes from taking part the team of just learned bunky moscow where they were finally allowed to display their national symbols. was. that the large crowd you saw that greeted me at least in the end created the perfect moment for two men to pose the question to the olympic medalists girlfriends the olympics now over and he said to be trying to be taking a closer look at just how russia fed him. well seventy medals
chang is only minus twelve if you compare it to twenty nine team russian medals and saw a cheat this is not blowing result but it still deserves a huge round of applause given that most russia stars weren't even violet here by the international olympic committee so basically it was mostly a team of olympic newbies but i'll tell you what did blow the mind of russian fans here n.p.n. chang it is the first gold medal by their men's ice hockey team and twenty six years the final was really tough neck and neck till the last second with surprise silver medalists germany and the red machine was all only able to show who's boss on i use an extra time in marginal swing game was very tough for germany didn't get to the final for no reason it's great that we won that we leveled the school and
then the final point in overtime i think this goal brought joy to millions of russian fans speaking of bosses on o.e. are won two gold medals at these olympics and the first one was no less special when men's ice skating two russian teenage girls topped the podium after breaking two world records one after another within fifteen minutes but of course you can't share one gold and thanks to one extra point from the jury. of a fifteen year old girl from his. ask became the champion and we were the first t.v. channel to talk to her after she got off the podium in an exclusive interview that is to deny. full before competition i fully distance myself from the outside world i didn't mind the attention from the journalists fans and the fact that i'm participating in the olympic games for me it was the same as any other competition
of course i supported the other athletes from russia but i didn't feel this big burden of responsibility maybe that helped me because of the spoke with you was so calm of your performance and everyone said that the only source single tear what did you do to say so spoil me thus i will consider this i'm going to. hit actually there are no tears at all i'm always like that keeping my emotions to myself but when i go home i always share all my emotions with my parents i think when i get home i will be dancing and jumping for joy i hope by the time i get home i will realise what i have achieved. by the courts. so you haven't been jumping and dancing so far when you put it away so you can but i get i only during my routine. what about your relationship with. your rivals are nice but is it true that you are actually friends even if you would do that yes absolutely we have to go to have
a coffee or a chat on social media between training we always share funny videos on instagram and have a good laugh together yes there was a vision. that all of you said you don't notice the media attention but we have to ask you about the american skates ashley wagner who criticize your routine saying the personal the very complicated elements of the end is basically cheating what would you say to her. no one knows because it just it i can say that this only encouraged me to do more and better i wanted to prove even more that what she was saying is not true but you cannot prove anything to people like her i say let her compete in the olympics with my program and i'll gladly see how she'll manage to do it of course figure skating is developing really fast nowadays there's always a new generation younger than me maybe someday i might think like that too because in my group there are already some girls who can do quadruple jumps but i will try as hard as i can to stay in sport as long as i can i'm already thinking about the next season is that everything for you is skating all you think about. for now
i cannot think about anything else i try to be as careful as i can and not make any mistakes so i can stay in skating for as long as i can do it justice. so forty seven thousand asylum seekers are found themselves unable to leave greece due to close border policies in the e.u. turkey accord or refugees more than two thousand on a company mine is waiting to be placed in show to leaving many of them in a vulnerable situation. i'll miss about the senate. but it took a good. deal on the day in a new bottle maasai china six soyinka up that's all that a lot of these are and in what is. a lot of body has been very much for. your. want. your.
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this so that you can as we missed most of it know what it was. shared among those you're a. senator a. movie or a movie and photo of us rube. mower a business focused on piano upon. this it as if you were one of us a kid where you're not part of the. landry from the un's refugee support teeming greece is that the country's overwhelmed. you these remains one of the gate to europe and the find this a we that people me but not all part of you need to share the responsibility within the european member states so they are under the pressure of a population that is county not to this pool. of many of the other members these
seem to be trying to prevent that reproduce seeking as in their own town we also are there we're in many cases these my going there are going to be the asian could even the trafficking action of these children for sure on this sex environment but even more dangerous situation would be traffic of organs we need to prevent these children being put under that the engine we need to identify their relatives and to speed up the process of reunifying of the children with their families. the doors to one of the holiest sites in jerusalem have been closed in protest against israel's decision to levy taxes on religious properties the church of the holy sepulture is believed to be on the site where jesus was crucified shared by the greek orthodox i mean in up a split and roman catholic church is they're united in fury at israel's move on his
policy as a story. i'm standing here in one of the most sacred sites in christianity to be church of the holy city because this is the place where does believe that christ was crucified buried and ways are registered but as you can feel the door to the church is closed following a decision by church leaders after jerusalem municipality announced it was going to start collecting tens of millions of dollars in property taxes from churches for church owned property without houses of worship now this flies in the face of a generation's old agreement i've been talking to pogroms here from all over most of whom of course disappointed when it is they come to visit the city of jerusalem and the holy land and they are leaving their families the pool of blood and deal for of money to spend on hotel as transportation. and so on to leaving their jobs and to leaving their families and to come to his the church and
they want to play in the fun their churches closed we felt bad because we came all the way from the philippines and. this is actually one of the highlights or the highlights of the. pilgrimage and we were already in front of the church when the church was closed and that's really bad we were sad because one of the main reasons coming to israel was to visit the church for us to have to find a peaceful solution says should talk about it like a human being. sit down and don't use it politically for any saying not say israel is not such a church as nobody just sit down and live what religion should be it should be peaceful church leaders are also concerned of a proposed legislation that they fear could result in the state being able to confiscate church land but the sponsors of the bowl say that they're not trying to interfere with the church and what it does with its own property but only when that
property is sold to a third. r.c. here in israel properties belonging to churches synagogues and mosques are not taxed it's far from clear how the situation what was all that stuff coming as it does just weeks before easter policy r.t. to we slim. the economists recently ran a front cover that showed russian president vladimir putin as a meddling octopus attacking western democracies but it seems that the magazine was deploying a tried and tested formula. don't know what's more striking that liberals have been using the putin as
a soviet menace trope for a full decade although they've been using russia is not to push for a full century. western depictions down to screen between the deal aggressive briery and tenacious wily octopus. picture needs revising should show us as a giant squid fresh as a tiny little octopus we did titled virus to you how do you know it's steve's menaces de rose democracy. this is a very old trick to. the funny thing is how this kind of thing is used to
working even even today it will be more and more popular at this kind of a comparisons using more chiefs very popular during the times of the cold war era russia is no longer soviet union it's presented as the same enemy you know the red meat the reason why you have this guy comparison this kind of came paint propaganda campaign against russia is exactly because russia now is a relevant player in the global politics ok great to have you with this is a don't forget you can follow our news on the go we are on facebook we're on twitter was a plenty more stories available on our website check it out r.t. dot com.
russia's been reaching out for decades for years now under putin saying well we've got to trade more this more trade and america is like no no you're an existential crisis because we have to give these deadbeats in congress a lot more money if you're going to create a fake enemy called them with a man three hundred million dollars meanwhile you go do trade with china and on the east and create a new road and become much for join a five trillion dollar economy on america shrink.
are you confused by washington syria policy rest assured you're not alone trump says one thing while his generals do otherwise also brinkmanship with north korea is it working in one movie in the u.s. embassy to jerusalem is still a bad idea. after a tense you were going underground twenty five years to the day of the bombing of the twin towers in manhattan by islamist forces previously backed by the united states to fight in afghanistan coming up on the show what's really behind this week's lurid headlines to me during jeremy called and as a soviet agent we investigated you films portrayal of the nexus of power shared by government mainstream media and the police and the boss of one of britain's fosters great workers associations once
a provision in britain for young families is collapsing buses today books fifty two years since the for the blind to be a polar trap in two zero one spacecraft we speak to the first british astronauts in space helen schucman goal of civil coming up in today's going underground but first one they would know mainstream u.k. broke off to show this video of the bookies favorite to be britain's next prime minister when it was released on the internet in the spirit of fairness and impartiality we're broadcasting it in the last few days the song the mio. telegraph the express have all gone a little bit james bond they found a four much czechoslovak in spotty whose claims are increasingly wild and entirely false he seems to believe i kept him informed about what margaret thatcher had for breakfast and says he was responsible for either live aid or the mandela concert or maybe both it's easy to laugh but something more serious is happening publishing
these ridiculous smears that have been refuted by czech officials shows just how worried the media bosses are by the prospect of a labor government their right to labor will stand up to the powerful and corrupt and take the side of the many not the few a free press is essential to democracy and we don't want to close it down we want to open it up at the moment much of our press isn't very free at all in fact it's controlled by billionaire tax exiles who are determined to dodge paying their fair share for our vital public services the general election showed the media barons a losing their influence and social media means their bad old habits are becoming less and less relevant but instead of learning these lessons they're continuing to resort to lies and smears their readers you all of us deserved.