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tonight in our team's mass killer anders breivik tries to defend his sanity to give credence to his murderous extremism with fears that his anti islamic ideology has taken root elsewhere in europe. could russia be joining the international anti rainy and r.t. has an exclusive interview with moscow's top general on the alleged nuclear threat from to run. syrian border security reportedly repelled qatari and saudi backed extremists filtering in from iraq as the peace envoy strengthens calls for an urgent expansion of the un monitors squad. and security officer alexander litvinenko was not killed by a russian m.p. andre lugovoy who's passed a british lie detector test in a case still driving a wedge between moscow and london.
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and it's now eight pm here in moscow and our top story can first mass murderer anders breivik has used wednesday's testimony to try and convince judges that he was sane when he killed seventy seven people last july the right wing extremist wants his ideology to be taken seriously rather than considered the ramblings of a madman but as are his i have a bennett reports now the worry is that his message is already resonating elsewhere in europe. this is looted was considered the breeding ground of far right extremism in the u.k. so to a large muslim community but also to the english defense league who are now considered one of the most dangerous groups of the global counter jihad movement it started as
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a gang of football hooligans and in just three years its ranks have swelled to more than seventy thousand. against what they call the threat of islam the same ideology inspired norwegian mass murderer anders behring breivik and now it's on the rise according to a report by a u.k. anti fascism group a worldwide counter jihad network has surged since predicts attacks with over one hundred far right groups in europe alone it names e.t.l. leader tommy robinson a key figure in that they just some far left organization again hate say things that when we express how we feel we're called far right extremist so you say you are not far right one not far right now i'm not for any right none of my views for follow islam is for islam these it is responsible for a thousand nine hundred terrorist attacks of september eleventh there were about one in one man praise the deal in his manifesto calling them
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a blessing campaigners fear these views could inspire a similar attack in britain if the government doesn't crack down soon matthew collins is a former far right fascist who's now switched sides we've being our government for two years specifically on the so you must. you must view the deal as we do the radical islamic groups the problem is that they inspire people they organize people they fill people's head up with nonsense there are people in the deal who actually don't think they are some kind of religious crusaders often extremist groups can be the trigger for somebody to do something something quite unpleasant quite nasty britain is considered a hotbed of far right extremism sixteen anti islamic groups operating here the report classes the british freedom party is one of the its chairman paul weston was another cited by brevik highlighting a blog that claimed the west is fighting
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a european civil war against islam i'm not saying go out and commit violence and the most astonishing thing about this for me is it is the whole thing has been picked up picked up on by the media with no documentary evidence of any so-called right wing movements saying go out there and shoot whereas when the islam it is clear that you'll blog posts act as an inspiration to him amongst other several of these are these are simply that they may well be an inspiration to but we cannot do you know we cannot say nothing simply because there might be some lone psychopath somewhere in europe groups like the british freedom party and the e.t.l. still aren't considered far right all extremists by the or thora sees the two recently joined forces plan to run in the next round of local elections don't worry for anti fascist campaigners is that they could attract support on the bennetts are tea leaves and. there's
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a clash of far right and left too in the second edition of julian assange interview show here on our website and watch that program scott the world talking. a british lie detector tests revealed that the u.k.'s prime suspect in the poisoning and murder a former security officer alexander litvinenko is innocent a polygraph is clear that russian m.p. under a look of boy who's become the focus of a dispute souring relations for several years now between london and london and moscow which is refusing to extradite him to britain artie's laura smith. we
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understand that it was a three hour process so really you know very sort of sort of resoundingly test was performed on google voice initiative and he was the one who asked for a test to be done and as we all know from the detector tests a lot of questions are asked and i can tell you sort of three of the most of the most approving ones that were asked one of which was did you do anything that led to the death of a look of ois answer was no did you in any way have a pulse in the death of it again his answer was no have you ever had any dealings with polonium that polonium of course we know is the radioactive substance that was used to poison alexander litvinenko in two thousand and six again look i've always on so was no then what happened was that the data was analyzed by this british organization the british public off association they say that from the results of the test those would not and that in their professional opinion he's telling the truth now this was a test that was performed by
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a group of british polygraph is as i say the push pull the graph association they then issued just signed statement and they have links to scotland yard there is to see it isn't recognized by scotland yard now of course but of the background to this case is that he has almost always been the chief suspect it as far as the british authorities are concerned in the alexander. they have the u.k. authorities have requested his extradition but it has been denied by russia which under its constitution cannot extradite russian citizens there's been no reaction from the u.k. government so far it's worth mentioning that polygraph tests in and of themselves on not admissible in u.k. courts of law although they are being progressively increasingly used as substantiating evidence in other ways and becoming much more widespread and there's been a lot of things this is just the latest one that point to. not having taken part in the murder of alexander litvinenko and so many people are. now saying even more
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than they were before that it's time for the health authorities to look for another suspect as i say look out for you it was his initiative to take part in this test and he's also offered to participate fully in a full inquiry into his death has been offered to deal with alexander litvinenko so he's really participating fully and trying to clear his name covering up the selective opposition tear gas range raids antigovernment protesters yet western governments keep quiet prompting accusations of selective support for a rising. and irritating the dragon can china's patience hold out as america's military plays board games in his backyard we report shortly. syrian border guards have reportedly clashed with extremist fighters flowing from iraq an independent newspaper in syria suggests the armed group is funded by the arabia and qatar and include mercenaries linked to civilian killings peace envoy
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kofi annan is calling for a speedy deployment of further u.n. monitors to try and quell the violence is going to teach you can report. kofi annan has expressed particular alarm at reports that government troops entered the syrian city of hama firing automatic weapons and said if confirmed the firing is unacceptable earlier the spokesman for the envoy said the syrian government is not fully complying with the plan which was generally supported by the international community in which the syrian government claims it remains committed to the plan stressed the need to withdraw army tanks from populated areas and according to the un envoy they have satellite images which show that the tanks are still on the ground and that is seen as a violation of the six point plan but in order to get a full picture of what's going on satellite images are not enough and kofi annan stressed the need to increase the number of international observers on the ground to one hundred by the end of the month just earlier the u.n. security council approved the deployment of three hundred un observers the fore
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front group if you want observers is already in syria and everyone agrees that the u.n. needs more eyes on the ground to make sure that all sides of the conflict are doing their part because the plan addresses government forces as well as opposition forces and you do have people there who don't like the plan the opposition has not come up with a common response or whether they're going to engage in a dialogue with the government to work out a political solution to the crisis and that dialogue is also part of the plan as far as the u.s. washington says it supports the plan but at the same time they kind of expect it's failure here is what secretary of state hillary clinton said the u.s. is preparing for the potential failure of kofi annan plan to end the violence in syria and it will take additional steps against the syrian government if it does russia on the other hand sees kofi annan plan as the only way to bring about peace in syria and the you want observer mission as crucial to verify whether everyone is committed to just this tuesday the rebels blew up an army truck in damascus there
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have been several attacks around damascus in the same day all targeted at the security forces several people were killed so you still have well armed militia there who are of course no match to the syrian army but according to the plan they too have to abide by they to have to stop killing. it's gonna teach you can the washington post in peacekeeping numbers may fail to make a difference in syria u.s. space political analyst is mellow saying this is a day says washington is our allies have no interest in ending the fighting on the one hand the western powers headed by the united states and we disappeared from the arab league and turkey their army training funding. and are sending mercenaries also into syria on the other hand they say we should have a cease fire and the terrorists are dispersed among the population they haven't accepted a cease fire in fact not only the opposition the so-called opposition which are
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a bunch of terrorists and support heres and the secretary of state hillary clinton already talking about the postilion of the ceasefire so this is altogether . devoid of logic it's totally proposed. in bahrain there are no signs of violence dying down with police firing tear gas and protesters during yet more clashes in the capital menow anti-government demonstrators have been intensifying since the weekend when the world's eyes were on the formula one grand prix race there but as the sport's top drivers went home for a criticism of the regime seems to have gone with them. to reporters. for centuries it has been known as the pearl of the persian gulf but recent months have seen behind lose its luster. violence within the country's shia muslim majority population and the sunni minority in government threatens not just to
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derail bihari but since shock waves through other nations that are heavily invested in stability such as the united states the dilemma of the u.s. faces and bahrain is a tough one on the one hand washington feels at least a blog to think something about the continuing standoff between the protesters and the police on the other hand behind his home to the u.s. fifth fleet the largest american base in the oil rich gulf region just a stone's throw away from iran and to lose an ally as valuable as bahrain would be disastrous for washington. western politicians wasted no time in jumping on the arab spring bandwagon with fiery condemnations of the regimes in countries like egypt and syria yet suspiciously flies below the radar the bahraini regime is playing a very dangerous game now of course has
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a majority against its own government and seeing a very sort of the end of days many people are expecting now of course there are huge arms deals with american british dealers that the bahraini government will be able to use against the protesters the american government lost no time to criticize russia's interest in syria but to explain why it renewed its fifty three million dollars arms sales contract with green even a year after a bloody crackdown on protesters on the island one cannot deny the fact that this is very important for the interests of the united states that the king remains in power and that there is full of thoughts. by the king and his people to crush any. call that democratic calls for example for the removal of the american bases from this part of the world as any country any sovereign country would wouldn't want foreign bases on its territory when it's not necessary but creamy wants to have
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a foreign base of its shores for years the countries rulers feared iran which laid claim to the island several times the last being in one nine hundred seventy one having more than four thousand american military personnel on the ground maybe viewed by the book or any government as assurance from them since but for some it's out of date and running out of time. the irony about the persian gulf dictatorships is they don't really need to be submissive at all they do have power energy power and the facts of these bush and gov dictators continue to be so. to washington and and even london displays what kind of colonial mentality must surround these dictatorships families being left alone to sort out a solution isn't easy but. they at least acknowledge transgression against their own civilians in the ugly scenes between protesters and police was that
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a human rights violations and behind us but they were human rights violations in america they were human rights violations and i think the. saying is allowed no it's not allowed. while we are working. today and by which our direction may be heading the west seems to be the other way no matter how high the cost for the sirens people. go r.t. . up ahead the job swap that is ringing the changes india the world all center capital is turning the outsourcing tables by recruiting and employed americans as will. the u.s. in the philippines who staged a joint military exercise storming an island in the south china sea near a marine area disputed with beijing america's been upping its armed presence in the asia pacific region despite growing protests from china asia times correspondent
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pepe escobar says that it's the latest attempt by washington to provoke beijing it's a concerted white house state department cia pentagon agenda and the agenda is confrontational militaristic they're not crazy enough to start a war in the south china sea what they want to do is to keep provoking china because the south china sea not only in terms of being a national strategic interest to china is a very important oil and gas tanker route so everything that includes review and see the south china sea and the western pacific which china sees. immediate area of influence and need to areas of the u.s. navy is going to be there and they will be looking for trouble that's for sure. scott updates analysis for you on this story and many others as well there right
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now you'll find a story about a very different kind of fashion victim the fury over these beauty shirts which are going on sale with jewish groups say the disturbingly similar to the clothes which the nazis forced prisoners to wear during the holocaust we got the details online also the tempting looks of some ukrainian women that's driven some dutch advertisers to try and encourage women back not to let the birds go to europe twenty twelve not gone down well in kiev though why on our website. there has always been a threat and russia is keeping an eye on the fret said the country's chief of general staff when asked about iran and north korea the general's interview to r.t. spotlight show too much attention in the media saying moscow finally saw the danger of nuclear to the artist explains what was said. the general's comments came in response to a question specifically about the possible nuclear threat from countries including
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north korea and iran the general confirmed that that threat was a possibility but he didn't specifically focus on any one country but that has created rather a media for war around that comment since with many media outlets repeating the quote the threat is always we have been closely monitoring the nuclear capabilities of many countries and they could do it we are aware that many countries home they were admitted having a nuclear arsenal but they actually have one there is no doubt of nuclear weapons fall into the hands of extremists what it will seriously compromise international security so we're open to consider any possible scenarios some reports are saying that this is a new revelation that russia has finally opened its i use to the potential nuclear threat from iran others are saying that russia is well aware of potential nuclear threats and along has been from across the globe however it does feed into the
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continuing difficult and tense political dialogue surrounding iran's nuclear ambitions and also into u.s. nato plans for a missile defense shield in eastern europe and corresponding russian criticisms but that is being done without enough international cooperation you can see the full interview and all of the general's comments about missile defense tomorrow on r.t. . we will indeed now also making headlines around the world tonight media mogul rupert murdoch says former u.k. prime minister gordon brown declared war on his company for switching allegiance for the twenty ten election murdoch's testifying to a british media ethics inquiry about his relations with top level politicians his son james told m.p.'s on choose day about the family's close ties with current prime minister david cameron also a key government it is quit after email surfaced suggesting the culture secretary helped murdoch's now failed attempt to take over satellite broadcaster b. sky b.
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. nicolas sarkozy's finance ministers given a grim outlook for europe's financial future quote that the debt crisis is far from over and more cuts are vital and quote the time is not good than for the president who has been forced to fight for his job in a runoff election sarkozy's handling of the economy is blamed for a slump in the polls with socialist rival francois alarm winning over disillusioned vote yes. india may have structuring growth these days and have been rated just above junk by standard and poor's on wednesday but there's still a helping hand for america the country is outsourcing call center and back office jobs to the united states is pretty streeter explains. infosys is india's second largest thai tea company and has been a pioneer of outsourcing using highly skilled indian staff on low wages working for western clients but with recession in the west the boots on the other foot infosys
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is now one of several top indian firms recruiting in the u.s. with over twelve million jobless many in america are willing to work for less pay the u.s. is also providing tax breaks to indian firms keen to woo those offering much needed jobs there is of course reported to clean fresh air because of the higher number i meant in the u.s. to drink and its companies to record rates again is one of the reasons why we had according there there are incentives for companies to set up operations in the u.s. most states with businesses to come well infosys predicts a quarter of its staff will come from outside india in a decade another tech firm ages already has five thousand american workers and plans to hire ten thousand more in the next three years. they're going to be you know who are people. who are. going to.
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have a job in a company that. are far from that long. with indian companies winning more work in the u.s. using local staff also makes good business sense one of the biggest reasons indian companies are expanding their workforce is in the united states is they're making a lot of money there and focus is generating sixty five percent of its revenue in north america and indeed outsourcing companies as a whole are generating fifty percent of their revenue there or thirty billion dollars indian i.t. firms are increasing their global operations at a record pace coming from one of the fastest growing economies in the world but the domestic. boom has driven wages higher in india further making recruitment in the west more attractive to some companies while washington has repeatedly spoken out against offshoring of american jobs it looks like the east might just be bailing it
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out from its jobless crisis preassure either our team bangalore india. is forced to put up with those prisoners sure that the business last week will recall exxon mobil rosner of the go the now the russian companies bringing in another forum partner who is. there a tally of kevin and if any of the a tally and or oil company and they've signed a little bit line ross now and they and what this involves is the companies working together in the or rich fields of the arctic on the black sea now for more details i'm going to now turn my attentions to shawn thomas let's see. today's deal between any corporation and russia. vital partnership for oil exploration in the arctic region in the barents sea also a separate project in the black sea as well now what this does is it gives the any corporation thirty three percent about
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a third of the profits the oil exploration has. access to technology as well as. projects in north africa europe and the united states as well little bit about the financials and he has already committed about two billion dollars to the oil exploration side of things but it's expected that around one hundred billion dollars is going to be needed to see the project through this is a little bit different from the exxon mobil. about two hundred to three hundred billion. always change now the head of and he said. that the. easing of legislation put forward by prime minister vladimir putin about two weeks ago he also took a moment to take a little jab corporate competition exxon mobile this is what he had to say. this is will become possible thanks to suggestions for the changes in the russian fiske legislation which released the speech these changes are crucial for this kind of
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work but with today's deal is the last step for any to become russia's biggest part in the production of energy resources. it is very important to point out that getting to this oil is incredibly difficult in fact in the exxon mobil deal is not expected to see any oil from that venture for about eight years and make sure that everything a went well well prime minister vladimir putin was on hand to make sure that everything went smoothly. ok let's check out those prizes as you can see at this hour they are indeed makes if we look at really terms though the companies gas no companies have provided a great boost to companies we've got america and they're going to be posting their corporate results from these companies later on this week and alice aren't is the paid to the big numbers moving on we'll take a look at how the russian market now i mean we have a look at the u.s. markets because they are indeed i cannot look at the nasdaq there is broken that
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three thousand mark and that's because for a tech heavy that's where those companies a list an asshole produce their results today it is a rally and i have a ninety per cent and that's despite investors anticipate saying the company to post disappointing results they got what i know was there we go running over nine percent. now let's move on to the russian markets and see how they closed up today and it was a reasonably healthy day we had hoped for was that yes iran the third for them i said it's very respectable numbers there indeed if we look at the start we'll see that gas problem managed to gain that we are point seven percent those are who will move in and shake you know in the markets that we have probably battled to have a talk point six percent softer pace is a disappointing results for two thousand and eleven now let's also have a look at v. russian ruble is managed to gain against the u.s. dollar the euro closed out the euro dollar is pretty flat that leads into the
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european market elephants they managed to be rather resilient to because we had some figures come out today that showed that g.d.p. in britain managed to contract as well but investors that were left none the wiser as to what to do with them on a lot of the dax so a different story in germany one point six percent and that's the markets kevin. just a reminder you our interview only just a few minutes after up of our top stories here now to tonight. it's now twenty eight hours minutes past eight mosco time will save a minute now for the. world's
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