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made out the u.n. russia and china rebuffed the western backed draft resolution on syria with moscow saying its speed wording leaves the door open for foreign military intervention. by return to on rast a dozen dead and thousands wounded in egypt as protesters attempt to loosen the military's iron grip on power. in russia hundreds of thousands gathered for rival rallies ahead of next month's presidential vote with massive pro and anti-government march and. while u.s. police clamp down on the occupy movement a tent city in central washington is the latest to be a big did after a camping ban was brought in.
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alone karen tara thanks for being with us broadcasting to you live from moscow russia and china have given a firm no to the latest u.n. security council resolution on syria moscow has defended its move saying the draft fails to deliver a balanced approach to be on rest and favors extremist groups which could ignite even more violence that says those who are behind the document are now ganging up against the veto states marine import nine reports from new york. in a matter of just five minutes after the meeting began russia and china both wielded their veto powers not supporting this draft resolution that was written by the arab . european countries while the draft resolution was supported by thirteen members of the security council russia was asking for some amendments according to russian
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foreign minister sergei lavrov those amendments were not excessive and mr are a lot of said that russia was urging the west to accommodate moscow's concerns to reach a compromise on this draft resolution china said during the meeting that supported russia's amendments and said for the council to approach a vote knowing that there was a divide it did not help maintain the unity or the authority of the security council if russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said that moscow does not support using the security council as a tool to intervene on a sovereign country experiencing an internal conflict he believes that could create chaos in international affairs so as we see there was to veto this resolution it did not go through and it's because russia believes that as the draft resolution
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was presented it had a lot of imbalances in it when it comes to the current circumstance in syria russian envoy to the united nations vitaly churkin did go into detail about those imbalances that you know the draft resolution does not adequately with the real situation in syria that consumes. the co-sponsors of the resolution and would if there is taken into account the syrian opposition they must distance itself from extremist groups committing violence. on states your ability to use their influence to prevent such a. know will have taken into account that because of a. with his joining the syrian. state institutions. for affording more flexibility to the. states to increase the chances of a successful political process precious foreign minister is scheduled to visit damascus on tuesday to meet with syrian president bashar al assad this is
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a move. to to hopefully reach some type of peaceful approach or solution to the conflict still waging in syria the arab league has also addressed the media at the security council at the stakeout saying that they are extremely disappointed. over today's outcome but they will continue trying to work with the security council with the united nations to try to reach some type of consensus now u.s. president barack obama did also issue a statement of his own before the meeting begad that evening that you know the united states is on the side of the syrian people that are opposing the syrian president and his government and he said quote the assad regime the time has come for the result of the assad regime. to change clearly the united states is pushing for regime change this is a sticking point this is something that russia does not support so we'll see what
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takes place in the days and weeks to come but as of now the draft text proposed by the europeans by the arab league vetoed by russia and china. from the stop nato group says that when the alliance gets involved in trying to resolve a crisis peacefully it usually ends and bombing and violence. what i fear is we maybe see a repetition of what happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety when the united states and its nato allies launched some of the bombing campaign against yugoslavia having failed to enlist chinese and russian support for un resolution against in a few of those laws i'm hoping of course that the resolute stand taken the principled stand taking the taken by russia and china against a resolution that we have to remember was sponsored by morocco and co-sponsored by a very interesting group of people they include the middle quality of the world the united states britain france and germany along with portugal they include all six members of the gulf cooperation council that is the monarchies and camera in the
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persian gulf this is not a representative group of nations of course in the united nations of the world it's a very select one is largely the same group of comparable resolution one thousand and seventy three against libya last year no armed uprising of the sort of burn in syria could have occurred if it was in libya earlier kossovo yugoslavia thirteen years ago with the understanding by those in gauging the armed uprising the baby would be supported by the forces outside the country more than two hundred people were reportedly killed by security forces in the syrian city of homes just ahead of a vote at the u.n. security council but the figure is being contested with some opposition groups putting it at around fifty syria try beyond editor ali mohamed says the information coming from the opposition shouldn't be taken at face value. but i mean the words not to be leaving the syrian army way to do in months and then just the night before the security council meeting it decided to start bombarding homes. which in
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homs it's been difficult for the syrian. regime supporters for such a long time and i don't see why the army would choose such a critical timing just start it's a vicious crackdown it's describes the art of only cleans and just two weeks ago we had the arab league observers who could have gone there and investigative but unfortunately they were pulled over for a little good reason and therefore there are only claims from this side of opposites claims from their side to sort of we are not treated to what's going on but i don't think that the army wants really it's it's not like the syrian army this is number one james like that happened before in. just a short while and the opposition was not able to prove any of these claims for the best and months little later in the program we report on another target of western press here iran is ready to cause chaos in world markets saying it will respond to
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a looming easy you boil embargo by cutting off the supply before european countries have time to find alternatives. and tens of thousands of web cams will be installed at all of russia's polling stations ahead of next month's presidential election but not everyone believes they'll help ensure transparency. a dozen dead and thousands injured at the bloody aftermath of three straight days of rioting in egypt it all began after an outbreak of violence at a football match or earlier this week an episode that claimed the lives of seventy four people our correspondent maria has more from tahrir square the heart of egypt's revolutionary movement. things have been extremely devastating and terribly kilty clearly these are the last few days and also very tragic the code so huge that massacre only one state when seventy four people died in a stump speech at one of the city's football stadiums has become by itself the
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deadliest incidences were barak alstott last february but it's also true you get a new wave of clashes between the police the army and defense treaties that have actually become something common seen here in the capital cairo and everywhere through all of egypt the fact is people have been very weak to use bolivian portside incident to use local sources especially the interior ministry of doing nothing of the allowing this to happen allowing these deaths over and efficiency and actually pulled over instigating these trailers in order to preserve the situation of instability in the country in order to eventually just to follow and somehow think through tearing through all the generals from the supreme council of the armed forces they took power from the barak last february and since then demonstrations actually have never stole shortly after this happened on wednesday the whole school football fans have come to leap into nothing to minister here in the central pa who just walked away from here seeking for justice and calling for
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the amy did transition of power from the ministry to civil to situations until early presidential elections and since then twelve people have been killed in the last full day seven twenty five hundred dollars have been injured who think that it's a terrible dissolve so i have to say i hope you can see the pictures right now as you can imagine. while masuda street is a narrow street is one of the streets they didn't to the woods they built an old photo of the interior ministry here in hollywood the queen many many people there chanting and to miter slogans from time to time police has been firing tear gas at the. ties to send even though that showed so we've been able to speak to several people there let's listen to what they have to say about what was going on when it's going to stop people not just protesting conditions to teaching the cons to the students are unbelievably effect even people who might die and that there is
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nothing each day to turn everything to their chinese that lets light the fire and be the sheaffer. that the chinese the seventy seven year old china it's over here it's more than enough what they're doing to the protestors and they're doing to the what is the country. the children must be. was you can see a situation is very volatile here in cairo and actually in several all the cities throughout egypt but we can also can talk now about several achievements as well the following points incident key figures there are people from the administration told the students have been detained and they're in custody right now is is that while the investigation is under go we can also make a protest against amongst just three simply this if you call some of the armed forces advisory has also called for early presidential elections in the country.
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omar shore from the institute of arab and islamic studies at the university of exeter says egyptians are tired of waiting for accountable leadership. supreme council of the armed forces has mismanaged the transitional process to a large degree the expectations on the egyptian street where rising that they will be. power from italy to civilian elected civilian in six months and therefore once you have elected civilian rule the investments will come to life the economic life will be back to normal there would be a formal restructuring of the security services that acted in a very aggressive and brutal way in. the mubarak era and all these expectations so the economy the. better economy the dignity the freedom the bread the slogans of that evolution were not really accomplished by a year after the revolution that's why there is a protest last friday and on the anniversary of that evolution was wanted
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a president now an elected president now so that they can hold him accountable if you feel to be stored back the egyptian economy and if you fail to reform the security services. thirteen minutes past the hour you're with r.t. still to come on the program. very few people who would see as many horrible things are. going to do it was shock spies saw the u. turn we talked to the father of the poisoned f.s.b. officer alexander needs being go to find out why he's withdrawn his accusations about russia being responsible for his son's death. saturday was a day of demonstrations across russia hundreds of thousands gathered in moscow st petersburg and elsewhere to voice their political views ahead of next month's presidential election the capital saw both pro-government and opposition rallies all calling for a fair election some gathered to oppose
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a bloody murder putin's candidacy there's compared his opponents to the orange revolution supporters in the ukraine martin mccauley an expert on russia at the university of london says the only hope the opposition has of winning is to unite behind a single candidate. result of the election of course we're very very important because what these demonstrators want is if you like a clean election an absence of fraud and so on and it's up to the authorities to ensure that there would be cameras there and so on and therefore it's probably will be a very election but what is important is that it seemed to be fair and that these people have no cause to claim that the election on the fourth of march whether president vladimir putin wins the first round of that has to be seen to be fair and to be clean otherwise would be tremendous protests on the eleventh of march the opposition will not come together they don't want to compromise they don't want to arrive at
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a single candidate the only way they're going to defeat the liberal put him on the fourth of march just have a single candidate who is accepted by the whole opposition and there's no likelihood of this it looks already as if not he's a goner the con is going to will come up second as he always does then the villagers of cover third or fourth and so on the meter prokhorov would bring up the rest because he is there really only to appeal to the middle class urban voters. measures are already being taken to ensure transparency at next month's election one of them is an unprecedented plan to install webcams at every voting station for direct internet broadcast but as you go to scan of reports not everyone is convinced it will be effective. inch after inch mile after mile big brother is preparing to cast his eyes on polling stations as the massive campaign to install web cameras is in full swing across the entire nation sometimes
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but i think if anything i ask the central electoral commission to install web cameras at all polling stations across the country so that everyone can watch online what's happening there how much twenty four hours a day. it's the internet. the idea was put forward following the biggest protests in russia since the collapse of the u.s.s.r. with tens of thousands demanding fair elections so wiring up over ninety thousand polling stations is the scale and around a half of a billion us dollars is the price tag. the system is not be made only for one day we help this project want only develop elections acknowledges but will also help modernize telecommunications infrastructure across the entire country. all cameras will be feeding the videos the film to local digital storage facilities after computer processing will be then sent to seven large storage and distribution centers via cable radio and satellite these centers will then broadcast the
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information to several web portals it's estimated that all together the cameras will film and broadcast four hundred and ninety years of video information in good quality however there is still down to this technology will help make the vote more transparent. you'll get us i'm sure the observers won't be able to check advance if these cameras work will not. everyone knows about cameras in supermarkets but these still doesn't stop robberies from happening. it's that every ballot box will be monitored by two cameras one with the general view and another with a close up of the slot there are many ways to rig a vote and the cameras don't provide one hundred percent guarantee against them but using them should still make it much more difficult to stuff boxes of course there is nothing new. or web cameras. in them to monitor elections on such
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a scale is a first for a nation and regardless of the success of the idea everyone will be able to monitor the vote online and not to mention no one is against having more real life observers on the spot as one of our team moscow. more details on everything we're covering can always be found online at our t.v. dot com let's have a look at some of the stories waiting for you there right now an american inventor says it's only a matter of decades before romance is between robots and humans have become commonplace breed about his own usual vision for the future. and anti active protests sweep across europe and bear their first fruit as polish authorities decide to suspend anti online piracy legislation. iran will definitely halt oil supplies to some european countries warrants takraw
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oil minister the move comes in response to the earlier decision to impose sanctions on the islamic republic that are to come into force in july at the weekend launched massive military exercises in the country south of near the vital oil route of the strain of formals tensions have been rising amid suggestions that the military operation against iran is an increasing possibility reports emerged on thursday that the us defense secretary leon panetta said israel could strike iran in either april or may or june director of the center for research on global globalization michel chossudovsky says the latest developments show the u.s. and its allies are determined to start war what we are. seeing here is is a build. tools the ability to go for jaish and besides and this goes to. the staging of of of a military jet and i should mention that. we have
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a massive well it was of u.s. military troops going into israel troops going to kuwait. you know naval forces as you go in the arabian sea. that it was i think what we really states what. it would be is our allies it's all going to look really like which will give you with the world will. and now to other news making headlines around the world this hour to the u.s. presidential race where the republican front runner mitt romney house cruised to victory in the nevada state caucuses the former governor of massachusetts gained over forty percent of the votes with his main rival newt gingrich behind with just over a quarter leaving fellow candidates ron paul and rick santorum trailing behind romney has already won in two states the votes are the latest in the process to pick a republican nominee for november's election. thousands of australians have been
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forced to abandon their homes after a record floods in the eastern parts of the country more than eleven thousand have been cut off by the flooding with emergency services having to rescue some people using military helicopters water levels in a river running through queensland are said to be rising quickly and are expected to reach fifteen meters high within the next twenty four hours. occupy wall street protesters in the u.s. lost some ground this weekend as they were evicted from downtown washington d.c. activists have been gathering there despite a camping ban issued by local authorities earlier in the week officers wearing protective gear came early on a saturday morning to enforce the ruling they remove tents and sleeping bags and arrested at least four people and park was cornered all and helicopter was seen going overhead the occupy movement has seen some heavy handed police tactics including the recent taser shocking of a nonviolent protester in d.c. but excessive force won't scare activists away says kevin zeese from it's our
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economy think tank. who knows what's going through their head space on that you know when we i watch that video it's available online and it looks like there was no justification for it when i went to many fears in the day to ask about it people said the only thing he was doing was taking the signs around the tents and said no camping and so that was the rationale for tasering him he was dropping in while he was not being threatening looks like excessive use of force my sense is that it's not going to provoke the macpherson campers that they're more. disciplined than to fall for that kind of track the occupy movement in a few months has shifted the way and show the american people that if they get mobilized and organized that we have power we can change the direction this country so the future's going to be an american spring that's going to split out of the scene and become more important the presidential race in two thousand and twelve there's been i expected you turn from the father of the former officer aleksandr
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leaping incl who was poisoned in london six years ago he says he was wrong to accuse the kremlin of organizing his son's death and i admit he just said what the west wanted to hear r.t. went to listen to all that and living in ca story first hand. but is. this is how we found mike that leads me and who bring in his tiny telling apartment no electricity no gas no water. if it wasn't for the help of various people i would have died from hunger frozen to death the last time i too could both was on christmas we expected more because six years ago after his son former aphis be officer aleksandr litvinenko was poisoned in london he was taken care of by some very powerful patrons make some pics out tycoon ski and have and a tourist former chechen militant both hiding in the u k. if you just
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three of them we brought. yet you get extremist young dorsett there or he's just give me a yapper here doris you would be. won by three thousand and co sent a letter asking to be interviewed by russian television we expected more of the same but instead. wouldn't it would not be me that the meat of each if you're watching this program please forgive me for all the slander the thai said and wrote about you for the hatred i had for you if only i had known my son worked for british intelligence i would not talk about his death he could easily have been shot as a double agent betrayers should be shot what else can i add to this. the u.-turn vaulters says came when his sons we doe marina litvinenko revealed to the british media that her husband had worked for m i six alexander litvinenko was
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receiving a retainer of around two thousand pounds a month from the british security services at the time he was murdered at first by turnitin and cole like many others claimed his son had been poisoned with polonium two ten on putin's order the former f.s.b. officer and fierce critic of the kremlin alexander litvinenko spent twenty three days in a london clinic slowly dying from a toxic substance possibly consumed through a cup of tea even before police in london started questioning suspects the victim's father was actively kissing the russian government today by their at me it's he was saying only what the west wanted to hear. of course i realize russia's f.s.b. and the idiot enough to take polonium to london sprinkle it over some heads and leave traces everywhere and their suspect and a little boy is not a fool either it was anger and blind hatred speaking inside of me viger now
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believes his son fell victim to his own game of double agents now he wants his words to be heard but the media outside russia which once beat down his door for interviews now won't even reply to his requests. why is that why because they like it when i scold the regime i was a root treasure for them all the while there are very few people who would say as many horrible things about putin as i did. living in two thousand and eight but they're living in coal flat russia for sanctuary needs healing has settled in the sleeping quiet town of sinegal it offered to new anonymous life the man claimed putin was his number one enemy so hiding in europe he believed was the only safe solution today by the living and co is still afraid to open this door not because of putin though but because of his landlord to whom here was a lot of money this miserable life has made him a slave of his sanctuary but surely the namco sold everything he had in russia to
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come to eataly he opened a small business several years ago but it went bankrupt things got worse after the seventy three year old had buried his wife but are now fierce her casket could be removed because he hasn't paid the cost of a burial plot and it's been months since the electricity was shut off to his flat he's lost forty euros went on a gas canister and that is gone to. this is how my son of a book and even this daughter let the southern wind inside there is east and there is russia you're my homeland for to it i want to go home to russia i don't want to stay here. r t c golly am eataly. you know will be here with the sports out date later this hour including an insight into how the world's top wrestlers are getting into shape
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before the looming summer olympics first though a recap of our top stories for you that's coming after just a short break. well . it's technology innovation all the developments around
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