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this week's top stories here in our t.v. libyan capital has been rocked by nato's heaviest airstrikes since the beginning of the military operation with dozens killed in the attacks and anger of foreign intervention growing on the ground. moscow agrees to lift a ban on european vegetables it's their guarantees they are free from deadly e. coli bacteria you sure it's came from president vienna during russian e.u. talks. also the e.u. prepares a new rescue package for bankrupt priests which sparks massive protests against further cuts in the country and outrages people in germany saves time the debtors
leave the eurozone. and as people here in moscow prepare and celebrate russia day we'll look back twenty years to when the country staged its first free presidential elections. in the russian capital you're watching r t with me and josh welcome to the program the conflict in libya shows no signs of letting up as rebels and government forces clash in the western oil port city of zawiyah some fifty kilometers from tripoli the capital saw intensified nato airstrikes this week with the heaviest bombing since the foreign intervention began back in march and obvious government claims more than thirty people have been killed in the attacks some of them civilians it comes as a leader in leaders daughter filed a lawsuit against the french president nicolas sarkozy and nato for killing four members of her family in an april military strike artie's moreas. national spoke to
some of the citizens of tripoli caught up in the violence. saddam has been we've been there has breath of death the doctors have performed any a miracle and the young girl is back home with her family she took her mother's pills to kill herself. if someone wants to kill me and me to do myself but who wants to kill the teenager summers native city tripoli has been under constant bombardment by nato forces for three months day and night almost have been falling on the city with a population of around a million no one can ever say when or where the next one would land. this week in the most intensive where radio ad there have been sixteen nato airstrikes in just ten hours attacks against civilians must start the must go and the libyan people deserve to determine their own future as frequently claim success and
the military operation is supposed to protect civilians but the libyan government has repeatedly protested the innocent civilians have been among the dad the claims have not been independently verified both in this clear since march nineteenth the lives of ordinary libyans has changed forever son was not there will never forget the day when her daughter preferred death to this new life my girl told me before that she saw death as it gets thing and i entered her room that day she was lying on the floor there was smoke everywhere could hardly see what happened but i realized immediately he was something terrible this is not fair they told us they want a no fly zone he never sat there were going to be almost a promise to protect his but instead they scariest talking about who they are of a block of saddam's father is more precise and the world no longer needs nato the second world war ended long ago and we try to live our lives will need storage wars
and always intervenes in other countries problems we're tired of war our patience is running out let us just live our life has just prolonged its operation and leave it till september people here are you someone small terror from the skies one of nato is supposed to target gadhafi his military arsenal actually landed here in this district it didn't destroy the colonel's compound but it was damaged the lives of one family as you can see the building has quickly been repaired now the question is whether the people will ever recover. tripoli. as more claims of civilian casualties emerge anger and grows among. the true goals of the alliance in the country are he's a nice and who spoke exclusively to the nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen asked him what triggered the intervention. let's look at the lack of an entry strategy into libya it could be said that you were dragged into this rushing
to regime change have you accidentally gone to war in libya definitely not on the contrary we considered this a very carefully. laid out certain conditions that should be fulfilled before we took action and the decisive factor was that the united nations are just wrong correct me if i'm wrong but obviously the u.n. resolution was laid out for a no fly zone and lots of people would consider what's happening in libya to be much more than a no fly zone actually the u.n. security council resolution goes beyond a no fly zone according to the u.n. security council resolution we are mandated to protect the civilian population in libya taking all necessary measures and that's exactly what we're doing right now now all the necessary measures if i might speak of what admiral pollo has legitimized strikes on any command center in libya i just want to clarify for some
of our viewers who have seen homes bombs they've seen civilian buildings blown to pieces. in a car on a phone or in a hospital on a phone constitute a command center for your purposes when you say any means. i would like to stress that we are not targeting individuals we lit bukit timah military. targets. and of course common control centers can be used to plan and organize attacks against civilians show amount of control gender's military targets that's what i'd like to read a question to you that was written to us by one of our viewers on facebook. from paris france wants to know why nato is bombing the poles in areas in libya and civilians are being killed what do. say to me. we do all we can to
avoid civilian casualties we are in libya to protect civilians against attacks and this is the reason why our commanders are very very careful in identifying needed to meet military targets. and to find out how the natives have handled other challenging questions over libya you can watch the full interview next hour here on our team. and this week saw clashes between protesters and government forces in syria continue as the country faced double pressure from the west britain and france have approached the u.n. security council with a draft resolution against syria both china and russia have said they won't back it in addition the international nuclear watchdog has raised questions over whether an installation destroyed four years ago by israeli warplanes was a nuclear site syria insists it was a peaceful facility but the atomic agency demands more evidence threatening sanctions. from the arab wars association told r.t.
the washington and its allies are using the allegations as a tool to remove the current rulers in syria u.s. now this hearing is under fire this. trial has to be opened so that the international community the u.s. yes the u.n. and the. to accuse syria of violating international law so they can take the matter to the security council so that we can have more pressures yet again abuse of international institutions for people to go where there is that i. do counsel this is what the u.s. is doing this is a building which has been inspected by the. amount of guns there they want to have the look this is doing they told them a number of times that this is a military installation and this is nothing to do with a nuclear. power or a reactor the i.a.e.a. saying since you're not telling us what else you're going to use it therefore it
must be a nuclear facility and that's why we're going to take them out that it's going to go. to live from moscow i still have for you this hour the dangers of grounds. of a new round of warfare. a new realm of breaking international and domestic law as the u.s. plans to expand the use of its deadly weapons we'll look at why some people fear of the technology could be used on american soil. three months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in japan a look at the continuing radiation crisis and social exclusion faced by many evacuees. russia is ready to put european better that was back on supermarket shelves as soon as the e.u. guarantees of products is free from the deadly e. coli bacteria a move was just one of the outcomes of this week's russia e.u. talks complete jump we are ready to lift the ban on european gauge tables after we are provided with sufficient guarantees by the e.u.
. and erosion and the european health officials are fully noisiness if it proves to safety of the supply products this is a good result. apart from matters of all the leaders also discussed russia's accession to the world trade organization was e.u. commission chief just a matter of girls are saying it's possible by the end of this year you also agree that libyan leader colonel gadhafi has lost its legitimacy and should go this comes after may's g. eight summit in france where russia agreed to step in with cease fire mediation efforts and the north african country. the european union and the international monetary fund are preparing a second rescue package for greece which according to some estimates may total as much as one hundred twenty billion euros just one year after the previous rescue package the new bailout comes with conditions calling for the greek governments to implement even more cuts tens of thousands of taking to the streets of athens
protests against yet another round of staring measures there is also anger in germany where people are tired of their country paying for reckless neighbors as artie's daniel bushell reports. the euro's did long germany says top lawyer marcus kerber he's the german government still. playing krok neighbors you cannot say so you would buy so greece told the country you have to get rid of groups greece is no longer with the candidates but go in there with a number of the european run for the union the nation's label didn't delusion as the pigs of europe portugal ireland greece and spain most true blue currency now if all the drag down of the members was kober. since last year raise the pension age to sixty five and could early retirement all the countries believe that greek
workers work less. will bail you out a second time says chancellor merkel as if you want cash in future you must work longer for statements caused greece but they're not happy in the e.u. capital frankfurt either believing the greeks have had it too easy because if we are going to chill sixty seven it's not particularly clear why their people should go with sixty. which are certainly not responsible for the debts and deficits running portugal greece and if it stays raise the age when when the greek people retire. sorry all three people well we have to work along as well germans or wrote boiling point anger which could spill out onto the streets the powerful greens n l suing merkel's government claiming it hid facts about bailouts from the public people in germany i ask you we have to pay it is so we have to give answers
and the answers we don't get from our government even the ruling parties revolting clothes pizza will she's fighting all rescues since he argues leaving the eurozone is in the interests of the struggling countries to take the chance to say ok we get out we. solve our problems we have our structures. for money for high interest rates some of the money. and. qualifying again for the euro maybe after ten fifteen years greece protests the euro's a straight jacket which blocks traditional ways to boost your economy like devaluing the currency or adjusting interest rates even greece's european commissioner says that the country's membership of the common currency is a risk unless athens takes the painful cost cutting medicine prescribed by the e.u.
and the i.m.f. greeks now agree with germans who say that it's out of control the question is will weak states quit the euro and reorganize or stay and bring the single cause they dealt with the new bush or r.t. linde. well creation of the euro was a mistake and the currency is having for imminent collapse that's what french nationalist leader of oriental pants s and here is a preview of what's to come later today. with the boss's kid a year's data to think it is just waiting to be signed this means that they just have built their currency wrong they have told us of the difference a year a little green growth and employment raising. really blowing us to counterbalance the power of the dollar and the share story in the euro zone is the weakest in the world and to. blame culture for the well that say it's a year is going to die be except mock.
this week u.s. armed drones and fighter jets hit a number of suspected militant targets it comes as the yemeni government washington's ally claims out of power in the face of an uprising as a war activists are flounders says america is not being honest about its motives. this is just another criminal illegal absolutely it's lawlessness on such a scale hypocrisy the very time that the u.s. is using the un security council the international criminal court to bring charges against other countries for terrorism and it is clearly exposed in international terrorism itself in yemen and of course in sabotage teams in syria and in bombing of libya not to mention the devastating wars in iraq and afghanistan in yemen it is to protect a complete thirty three year dictatorship of salo who is now. health
reasons and saudi arabia an effort to protect his regime potentially bring him back and it's been used against of people's movement anyone that the u.s. fears it is a threat to them is now being labeled as al qaida and it's open season in terms of attacks and and bombs and drone attacks on any number of different resistance organizations u.s. drones have also been used in pakistan of words latest strike killed at least eighteen people while official reports claim the casualties were militants some witnesses name civilians among the victims and as drones have a lot of washington's most favorite weapons americans fear the technology might soon be used to snoop a little closer to home than actually account reports. to u.s. drone hit the house of this young man in pakistan he lost an eye both legs and three family members. these people are demanding the cia be held responsible for
the deaths of their loved ones but to no avail with the use of drones comes a lack of accountability those are being operated by somebody at a command center willingly virginia they're watching a video on a video screen there pressing a button. deciding who lives in who guys and then they go off for a weekend where they have barbecues in their suburban virginia and suburban maryland homes and who pays the price the people who are the victims of the attack is their accountability and none whatsoever drones have become the symbol of america's undeclared wars wars that seem to have no state all legal boundaries we've opened up a new right or more of warfare a new rule or more of. international and domestic law or. using pakistan yemen and elsewhere they have killed scores of civilians the former chief counterinsurgency strategist for the u.s. state department has estimated the drone attacks kill fifty non targeted persons
for each intended target and one of the things the united states kind of pretends is that we are morally superior we are better judge able to judge what is good for other people and therefore we are entitled to inflict our judgement on them and that we presume they will be grateful to us for it but that is not what happens ever and that's not what's happening in yemen it's not what's happening in pakistan they are furiously enraged with us washington is looking to increase the funding for droom development by seven times over the next ten years a large part of that will go towards an armed surveillance drones the u.s. has for years been using them in another of its undeclared wars against drug traffickers in mexico the mexican government allows us by claims despite public discontent there's a lot of concern that years of abuse jones by the u.s. government has more to do with u.s. control over mexican territory actually going out to the drug lords and winning the
drug war while issues of international law and sovereignty trigger a little interest among americans the prospect of having surveillance drones spying all across the u.s. itself truly does you ask police agencies are asking for drones for them. mastic surveillance raising the alarm among those who think that could be the end of american freedoms especially when you look at constitution free speech activities that are going to be hovering over crowds that are merely maybe protesting the war or protesting some of governmental action they'll be chilling for the street should roll be equipped with some sort of weapon so some people are saying lasers will be able to only should missiles who are advocating against the government they've already been used in some instances in the united states alone two thousand servant protesters in washington d.c. no small objects floating over here that look like writing turned out they were robo flies developed by the pentagon their surveillance devices as america continues developing this play station mentality to killing any taliban's gathering
in pakistan people leave it appears that it may be time they could become a target of the most deadly videogame i mean in theory the last year that with their rapid expansion of spy drones of the their own territory they could one day wake up you know to what police state i'm going to check our reporting from our heart to. check out the concept shannon our website the air american radio host alex jones explains why this technology could be the beginning of a global skynet. and to japan now it's been three months since the deadly earthquake and tsunami but there's still no end in sight of the country's radioactive crisis crowds took to the streets of tokyo yesterday to protest against the country's continued use of nuclear power reactors at a stricken from many quickly quick nuclear plant have released state staggering amounts of radiation into the surrounding area and the leaks continue three months meanwhile tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary shelters dr robert
jacobs from the hiroshima peace institute says residents of the fukushima district have not only faced radiation exposure but also social exclusion. there are still people living in areas where there's high radiation and there's children going to school in areas where there's high radiation and so there's been a reluctance to move as quickly as possible and a lot of people from the fukushima area who even people who were born there but who live in tokyo are experiencing discrimination in japan by people who consider them possibly contaminated even the radiation is not transferable to other people but there are a lot of problems ahead if i can give one quick example in august there's a very important holiday in japan called in which everyone returns to their hometown because the spirits of ancestors come to their burial places where their actions are in turn and the family want to miss them these people exclusions and will not be able to observe this will they just holiday and welcome there the
spirits of their ancestors who return and when people find that their own able to carry out their familial obligations for decades because they can't return to these areas people tend to blame themselves even if there are structural reasons so there needs to be some work done to help people through not just the radiation exposure but the social breakdowns that the radiation exposure is in communities. trail space explorers began a new journey to the stars on sunday a russian american and japanese crewmembers blasted off an early hours of wednesday our five month stay on the international space station will carry out over forty experiments including work on new cancer treatments at its hands to grow food in space artist nancy france witness a spectacular launch and cast stamp. the three men have been together for nearly two years prep are preparing for this trip and they've traveled all over the world preparing in different models of soyuz and getting ready for what is really this this final push into space and what they say feels almost
a little bit like home as craft as it may be the soyuz is something they've practiced in for so long now that it feels a little bit like called the three men say they will be taking very special items into space with them albeit very few items pictures of loved ones and so on to also be able to talk with their families every day that we've talked to the backup team they're very excited to watch this they say that it's something it's a an amazing emotional thing to watch let's check it out. loud what it's like the first just show tremendously you can really sense the power in that as it as it took off what experience tells us it will take them about eight
minutes to hit orbit around the earth two days to talk now to premed when they get there will be undertaking over forty scientific experiments among them cancer research and the ability to actually grow food in space. all russia celebrates a holiday twenty one years ago to the day russia declared independence from the soviet union beginning its break up just one year later the country voted in the first free presidential election and its history r.t.c. or other ordinance has more on russia today. june twelve nineteen ninety one millions voted to make boris yeltsin russia's first president a watershed moment in the country's history. this was the first free election ever in russia the day after we left behind a totalitarian state and had a new job of building a democratic society that respected the rights of its people by the time the election took place the soviet union had less than
a year to live but no one knew how it would disintegrate its fifteen republics began to declare sovereignty one by one while staying a part of the us a saw provoking unrest and even armed conflict and moscow to leaders also competed against each other we held god which i was the head of the soviet union chosen by communist functionaries boris yeltsin was in charge of a new sovereign russia and promised reform but calling for an open election yeltsin challenged the authority of the communist party over russia. with this victory in the election yeltsin prove that you can stand up to the communist establishment in an open and public manner he did not cut back room deals or try and protest with this victory ensured that the soviet union could break up without armed conflict. unlike former soviet leaders yeltsin campaign like a democratic politician meeting their electorate and delivering stump speeches at
factories and town squares. his rallies attracted hundreds of thousands when the election night came we were hopeful would win but we still weren't sure after all it was the communist party that counted the votes but soon enough the results became clear boris yeltsin defeated a communist candidate handily with more than half of the votes. when he led the resistance their father in a coup later that summer his popularity peaked but over the next decade the support field. among russians dwindled as the country went through difficult reforms surveys show that as the anniversary of the election approached if you remember and even fewer care things are going to get i don't have any emotions about it but i did vote for yeltsin then bam far less political now. i voted but i can tell you these are all just politicians games that have nothing to do with me. it's not surprising that those who lived through the difficult times did not want to
celebrate this occasion but hopefully the next generation will truly appreciate the historic significance of this moment and of yeltsin as of no russia's first president himself remains unappreciated with only one in five saying to have a positive attitude towards him many outside of russia said at the eve of the day it's the world her seat is not perfect and some inside the country said they still yearn for the soviet union but one thing is very hard to argue against as a result of these changes twenty years ago russians are wealthier have more personal and political freedoms eager i'd never see moscow. brings happen here on r.t. i'll be back shortly with an update of our week's top stories.
in one thousand nine hundred two dr ralph minster at the university of pennsylvania said what if i can take the gene responsible for growth in human beings and put it into a mouse. on all the main risk issues that there is a ninety five percent of all competent scientists in these fields are working for the producer side. and only five percent. of the genuinely
independent. there's not a lot of science that says transgenic fish is unhealthy for people to consume which is what the food and drug administration looks at there is a lot of concern about the environmental impacts if a transgendered fish escapes what kind of horrible impact will it have on the rest of the fish populations don't know what this might do to us or our children or our children's children in our congress here in the united states legislatures out there will devote all these different laws tax laws and corporate laws what could be more important than deciding on the feminine genetic future of life on earth. wealthy british style. sometimes.