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tonight's mass killer anders breivik tries to defend his sanity to give credence to his murderous extremism fears that his anti islamic ideology has taken root elsewhere in europe. could russia be joining the international anti a radiant club r.t. as an exclusive interview with moscow's top general on the alleged nuclear threat from tehran. syrian border security reportedly repel qatari and saudi backed extremists pilfering from iraq as the peace envoy strengthen it calls for an urgent expansion of un monitors squad. and a lie detector test clears a russian m.p. of the poisoning and murder of alexander litvinenko while the former security officers father hints he knows who the real killer is.
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hello and a very good evening for me kevin zero in here in moscow this is r t it's now nine pm moscow time our top story confessed 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 r.t. is over bennett now reports 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 a gang of football hooligans and just three years its ranks have swelled to more
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than seventy thousand all united 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 extremists so you say you're not far right one for right now i'm not for any right none of my views. 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 brevik praise the deal in his manifesto calling them a blessing campaigners fear these views could inspire
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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 for separately 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 do 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 with sixteen anti islamic groups operating here the report classes the british freedom party is one of them its chairman paul weston it was another cited by brevik highlighting a blog that claimed the west is fighting a european civil war against islam i'm not saying go out and commit violence and
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the most astonishing thing about this for me is it is the whole breivik thing has been picked up picked up on by the lead 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 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 and planned to run in the next round of local elections don't worry for anti fascist campaigners is that they could attract support either bennett's r.t. luton. and it's
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a clash of far right left in the second edition of julian assange and his interview show on this channel if you didn't catch it yesterday streaming on a website whenever you want to see it you watch the programme it's got the world talking. a british lie detector test has revealed that the u.k.'s prime suspect in the poisoning and murder of former security officer alexander litvinenko is innocent the test was passed by a russian m.p. andree lugovoy who became the focus of a dispute souring relations for several years between london and moscow which is refusing to extradite him to britain lottie's laura smith joins us now from london a pretty subdued on the story hi there laura it's been six years isn't it since the
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living because death but the dust is far from settled bring us up to date about this latest twist. it is i mean this is a thing that just keeps on going. on the relationship between moscow and london for a start but it also new revelations keep coming out extraordinarily and this is the latest one that i'm sure you've got for here is the u.k.'s chief suspect of course in the murder of. alexander litvinenko has passed a lie detector test that was administered in moscow but boy british experts it was a three hour procedure according to look up where he was asked a lot of wide variety of questions as one is in these situations they included did you do anything to lead to the death of alexander litvinenko. no did you in any way have a pause in the death of alexander litvinenko again no have you ever had any dealings with polonium which was of course the radioactive substance polonium two hundred ten with which it was found that it was poisoned again look i know the perspex but
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then analyze that data they found that it wasn't lies and in their professional opinion he's telling the truth and we spoke to look our void little bit and he told us how this lie detector test came about and what it means to him let's have that traditions because i gave an interview to british journalist and they suggested that i should pass such a test the first time i thought it was a joke but it wasn't the only condition i had was that the experts running the test should not know who their customer would be honorable in this way i wanted to avoid any bias and so they agreed if i didn't seem to help a person specialist like the british would have been suspicious about the result of the move between assisted detentions meet ministers by british experience and ideas those people who came to you know members of the british really grand association there just results are accepted by british courts as evidence of course it's yet to be studied by the judge but still this is serious and it is and we will invite these experts as witnesses in any seedings i don't expect any serious change but
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for me it was the moment of truth. and he's right of course this is unlikely to be a watershed moment if only because polygraph tests currently accepted as standalone evidence by british courts although their use is increasing all the time but but certainly this is one step further and a look of way towards towards proving his innocence and possibly one step further towards forcing the person or sources to find another suspect in this case and laura can your mother see what else does no good boy have to support his innocence well this is a an extraordinary story actually none other than xander because for the vows that has come out and told r.t. that he knows that you go for didn't murder his son and he has in fact apologized for having ever accused him he also says and this is a key issue that he knows who did do it during an interview that he gave to he actually called. voice on the telephone and and personally apologized for having
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ever accused him and said that he was very sorry that he had joined the ranks of those who said that he did it let's hear from from a senior you're going to be used as a witness. that he wrote important information on a tissue as he died because it might you understand my gesture the room was bugged he didn't want anybody to hear and would more than the tissue. he wrote to the murder was and the rest. billion cool as up with the i mean do you can you like the truth. if you will of the cooties object. and russia even move. that's just a tiny part of that interview that my colleague did without ever looking at kalak sanders father you can see that whole interview together with more revelations here
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on r.t. later on during the break ok laura thanks for bringing us up to date jimi twist and turn this long running case from the all the fun and more details about this polygraph test now let's talk to xander corrupt co you had. a u.k. based t.v. company gives and you called a company called the russian hour is now you know you were the guys that conducted this three hour test according to ranged. one of the big questions a lot of people going to ask is first of all how independent was this test we hear is a british test and depending on what your answer is you know how much can the results be trusted at the end of the day well first of all in the independence of the star i must say that is can be more impartial and accurate than it was couldn't be more independent because bruce burgess and do a hughes son very renowned british experts they were the first ones who i believe start of this business in the u.k.
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. i think that also the didn't know who they're going to test before they actually met him so we want to be as difficult as it can get free from any political connotations and interference. there was no confusion over these end results it was pretty clear cut was it i mean just just remind us well bruce burgess who was the chief examiner here said that the results absolutely unequivocal in other words the leave us in the absolutely dealt that google was truthful and the look of all you self was very willing to take part in this test we hear why did it take him six years or what did it take six years for this to happen well interestingly it all came about when we started to film the divisional documentary bolt on three and i knew should. i didn't plan on this test we just realized that when i met andre he was so passionate about his innocence that i
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thought well it goes way beyond of the entertainment we really have to test if the man is innocence and initially he was quite reluctant i wouldn't say that he immediately decided to do that asked what he thought about it he decided yes so why not go for it now of course the skeptics might again say you know a trade russian security officer might know some way or other possibly to get around this test some sort of training where you could kind of blank is mind off is that possible could be. maybe only in the movies because well to my knowledge at least according to my very extensive discussions with bruce and tristam even the f.b.i. even every american police station has a polygraph test and if it was so easy to fall why the security services would use it will be to date as far as they are concerned the examiners they say that this is the ultimate way to determine if one is lying or telling the truth what effect if
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any do you think this is going to have on the british investigation now we had evidence light like this isn't admissible in court at the moment well what is or is not admissible in the court is a very peculiar question when it comes to the british law because obviously if we talk about the judges or a barrister sitting in there we referring to the thirteenth century precedent i don't think there were there were polygraphs of them but at the same time i can say that in the case of john steele the glasgow ice cream alleged murderer who spend eighteen years behind the bars put on probation bruce burgess who was our chief examiner cleared his name and the judge actually accepted that so well could be that this is the case in this event the other element to this of course laura was talking about just now our correspondent in london xander. because father volta claims he knows the name of his son's killer. why as we release that information i
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think hugh should be asked this question but my theory is that he is either worried for his life or he is worried about the u.k. libel law one or another understood alexander crocker thanks ever so much come in to see a split you appreciate it thank you. this is r.t. still to come with me kevin owen selective opposition tear gas rains down on bahrain antigovernment protests is yet western governments keep quiet prompting accusations of selective support for arab uprising reports that they were taking the dragon con child as patients hold out as america's military plays war games in its backyard we got a report about that coming up for you to hear on r.t. . but next syrian border guards have reportedly clashed with extremist fighters flowing from a rack an independent newspaper in syria suggest the armed group is funded by saudi arabia and qatar and include mercenaries linked to civilian killings peace envoy
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kofi announce calling for a speedy a deployment now of further u.n. monitors to try and quell the violence wrapping up this story today garniture can in washington. 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 or early or the u.n.
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security council approved the deployment of three hundred u.n. observers before 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 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
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committed to just this tuesday the rebels blew up an army truck in damascus there have been several attacks around damascus in the same day all targeted at 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. our correspondent in washington in bahrain there are no signs of violence tying with police firing tear gas at protesters during yet more clashes in the capital and government demonstrations have been intensifying since the weekend with the world's eyes were on the formula one grand prix race there but as the sport's top drivers went home foreign criticism of the regime seems to have gone with him and his really good reports. for centuries it has been known as the pearl of the persian gulf but recent months have seen behind lose its luster. violence between the country's shia muslim
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majority population and the sunni minority in government threatens not just to do real rain but since shock waves through other nations that are heavily invested in stability such as the united states. the dilemma the u.s. faces and bahrain is a tough one on the one hand washington feels at least obliged to say 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. politicians wasted no time in jumping on the arab spring bandwagon with fiery condemnations of the regimes in countries like egypt libya and syria. suspiciously flies below the radar
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the bahraini regime is playing a very dangerous game now of course it's a majority against its own government and seeing a. sort of the end 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 is fifty three million dollars arms sales contract with the 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 the by the king and his people to crush any any call that democratic called for example for the removal of the american bases of from this part of the world as any country any sovereign country would wouldn't
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want foreign bases on its territory when it's not necessary but wants to have a foreign base of its shores for years the countries rulers feared iran which lead 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 may be viewed by the brook or any government as insurance from marine advances 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 subservient to washington and even london displays what kind of colonial mentality must surround these arab dictatorships families being left alone to sort out a solution isn't easy but insist they at least acknowledge transgression against
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their own civilians in the ugly scenes between protesters and police was that a human rights violations and behind us but they were human rights violations in america there were human rights violations and i think the are we seeing. allowed no it's not allowed and. we are working. today and we. were direction bakri may be heading the west seems to be the other way no matter how high the cost for these islands people. go r.t. . the us the philippines have 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 pepe escobar told us that is the latest attempt by washington to provoke beijing. it's a concerted white house state department cia pentagon agenda and
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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 the arabian sea the south china sea and the western pacific which china sees an. immediate area of influence and area of interest the u.s. navy's going to be there and they will be looking for trouble that's for sure. that has always been a threat and russia is keeping an eye on it end quote said the country's chief of general staff when asked about iran and north korea general interview here on r.t. spotlight show drew much attention in the media saying moscow finally saw the
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danger of a nuclear iran however artie's tomball and explains what was really said. the general's comments came in response to a question specifically about the possible you clear threat from countries including 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 got there we are aware that many countries home they were admitted having a nuclear arsenal but they actually had one there was no doubt if nuclear weapons fall into the hands of extremists that's what it will seriously compromise international security so we're open to consider any possible scenarios some reports are saying that this is
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a new revelation that russia has finally opened its eyes to the potential nuclear threat from iran others are saying that russia is well aware of potential nuclear threats and long has been from across the globe however it does feed into the 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. . if you cannot escape the speed of the business no katy's at the business desk either so making new foreign friends again what you got for have the lady this time they're at friend's house that has signed a deal with it and that's fine the deal that we had with exxon last week ality companies will work together in the or which fills in the arctic and the black thomas has. today's deal between any corporation and russia. vital
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partnership for oil exploration in the arctic region in the barents sea also a separate project in the black sea as well so what this does is it gives the any corporation thirty three percent about a third of the profits the oil exploration has. access to any technology as well as a country project as 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 deal about two hundred to three hundred billion and even more these are early numbers they can always change now the head of and he said in a press conference that the saw made possible because of the easing of tax
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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 fisk legislation which relates the speed these changes are crucial for this going to work with today's deal is the last step for any to become russia's biggest 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 mobile deal was 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. the prices for this now on your screen right now go to light sweet over one hundred three dollars but bar the brand edging towards one hundred eighteen if we move on to the russian markets we see called a close up today and it was respectable gains for both b.l.t.'s out on the mice
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thanks we have home of the said yes but my sense is check out those stocks and see who was moving and shaking all right yes we've just been talking just now there are looks quarter of a percent down today so had a disappointing day posted two thousand and eleven other bess's was encouraged by the tool they were disappointing as we look at the t.v. they were gaining over two and a half percent we've got the year i dollar up the debris found this out the brutal managed again against the u.s. dollar and the common currency moving to the markets we'll see how the european markets perform to day we have the footsie and the dax on the clothes he was recently found that some of the british economy posted some results revealing that they are now technically in a recession over the death a one point six percent look at the u.s. markets they are alive and kicking and the now stock has broken up to read pounds a month and that's because outflow rallying. has sent and that really is
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a shocker today of how the bodies that have the for the power. of the movers and shakers your side as well capital account all shortly from our d.c. studios after i brought you around to provide top stories in a few moments just under two minutes time in fact.
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