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karo clashes leave twenty killed by unknown attackers during a protest against egypt's military rulers israel strengthens its borders live reaction from car. bombing killed seven in kabul in retaliation to barack obama's surprise visit which saw him commit americans in afghanistan for at least another ten years. plus that he reaches for the red card this country's move to boycott football's prestigious euro twenty twelve in ukraine have the handling of its jailed former prime minister a top story this hour. on
screen around the world this is r t with you twenty four hours a day at egypt's ruling military council descended into deadly violence in the capital where at least twenty people have been killed and up to one hundred injured when unknown gunmen attacked the protest has since been deployed to try and end the clashes there. rocks with demonstrators retaliating and beating some of the assailants the violence comes three weeks before egypt votes for a new president protesters have been camping outside the defense ministry for days demanding an end to the military rule that replaced hosni mubarak over a year ago. when i was promised let's go live to cairo and talk to political analyst mohamed follow us know who do you think is behind the attack on protestors outside the defense ministry their own car. well first of all we have to know what is going on about say
a square what is going the same very great clash between the rebels the revolutionary forces and between some kind of a civilian people buy. weapons like shotguns nine millimeter pistols and knife and very killing machines. they protest to the people who attacked the protesters and yesterday and the day before from the beginning from the beginning of the sit in front of the minister of defense interim minister of defense people who have to be say that they are anonymous civilian no record for them no one no no them but they in fact they are the people you know there's a period council of problem forces have granted them prevented them to attack the protesters of the peaceful peaceful protesters and the demonstrations of the peaceful protesters and to attack the you political activists and kill the political activists and claim that this crimes happen to some kind of. unknown
persons unknown sides they want to destroy that if you are there is this the national security of the country what if anything is it is it to derail the forthcoming elections what's the idea behind this supporting these attackers and promoting this violence at this crucial time just three weeks before the election. well there is a very important target the you want us to do to do it first of all. you want if you want to destroy a revolution you have to destroy all the icons and therefore usury volution has been exposed to a heavy and the media attack on the political and the political activists and what's happening now is of the result for the law for the fall for the planning has been happening from eleven february two thousand and eleven and what they wanted us to. they want to the people to hate the pollution and they want that they want a military court stays in egypt the military in state stays in egypt staying ruling
the fiction country and they don't want presidential elections over they want to presidential some kind of a president or some kind of demo or some kind of an empty those who can work with whom they can work the country through him and rule the country through them so why do you think that they want to have a reasonable reason a reasonable way to cancel the option in the direction presidential elections who are faking the egyptian president elections to some kind of a candidate who will not get a sadism no or am i or not going to say to them we need a civilian state all right so. in this election then if there is talk of this election being rigged and it's not to be free and fair is likely to be the winner of it what i can hear you who's likely to win this election the big question in. the election what who is likely to win this election then. until now there was
a very high bids on three candidates between. which one of the old parts of the mubarak regime he was the foreign minister of the mubarak regime for ten years and . the morsi was the candidate of. brotherhood candidate and the and the most the most successful candidate until now the minimal for two to the revolutionary forces because he was well known political activist in this kind of brotherhood and he was so moderate not very fanatic and not very liberal a lot of political and revolutionary forces respect him and he was some kind of one of the powerful people who contributed to the pollution and defended the rejection of the first state till now so those are the three most important data base it's it's a range it according to this number one and also number two number three. at the
most this is my personal arrangement and that's what i think and what that's what i see in the street but who would you like to see out of all of those three who'd be your preference what who would your preference be clearly you're not too happy about the three main contenders that you think could bring some sort of change the egyptians really want to see there in the country. well first of all to make change in the egyptian country in our in our country you do you do not make a change by an election or in a proponent election or presidential election so the problem is that we do not want the change to come by only election the change will come by making the revolution rules and this is not the how the revolution rules revolutions are not truth so the problem is the change will come to egypt when a revolutionary court system or judging system come to the power who sets
the social judge to search the judgement between people said to the failed drug and respects the we respect everyone inside the country and that's were not going to happen why can't a dating someone or moving someone. you know i think really just briefly i want to ask you as a young person there in egypt how do you see the future of egypt developing now since the revolution started what what are your hopes and fears very briefly how you see the future. how i see the future of how i see the how the direction of illusion came from. now just briefly the future of your country you're a young person there what can the young generation expect now for the future of their country. i see i'm very optimistic in fact whatever happens the egyptian people have realized the way to freedom they're not going to step back and let another military. control the country the problem is that the egyptian
revolution after the step down of course has been attacked very hard to let the people leave because of the little people believe there are the targets of the revolution so what and that's what and that's happened because the year that we make a big mistake when they let the superior cultural forces. handle the transaction level between revolution between february till now so i see a very very destructive all transaction but i see i'm very optimistic because that evolution is in every street in egypt the people are still believing that the people knew the way the way. to freedom you do a better life so i think that there's a very great future waiting for us if we try to help the people more and culture of the more and i'll try to make some kind of
a political awareness to them or very interested to hear your points also hear your optimism thank you very much political analyst mohammed followers talking to us now from cairo. thank you very much. neighboring israel is beefing up its military presence on the egyptian border and it's also sending more troops to its front here with restive syria now middle east correspondent paula slim has the latest. well it certainly is a massive mobilization what we're hearing from the israeli army is that they've given the approval for the call up of twenty two reserve battalions many of these are soldiers who've already completed their annual reserve duty what commanders are saying is that these troops are needed to deal with security threats that are coming from israel's borders with egypt and syria and also because of the growing instability in those countries now we're hearing from sources today wednesday also that the situation in the sinai desert which borders israel is becoming a manageable television is fearing that the regime that will now come to place in cairo will be one that will be
a lot more hostile to the jewish state then that of course mubarak is seeing is this week israel beginning to build a seventy so high concrete wall along its border with lebanon and this according to israeli sources is to stop firing. into northern israel with being told that the war will take several weeks to finish until now there has been an electrified fence along the israeli lebanese border but it comes on the back of a nother security barrier war that israel is building in the south of the country along its border with egypt's sinai now here two israeli sources are saying that this is to stop security alerts and also to prevent smuggling into israel so certainly we are seeing a lot of activity happening on the ground israel taking security threats very seriously and fearing that there will be more attacks but at the same time this is having the effect of isolating israel from its neighbors and from the international community. the taliban says it carried out
a suicide bombing that killed seven people in the afghan capital president barack obama wrapped up a brief visit to the country he sounded do with president karzai cementing america's commitment to supporting afghan forces to the nato combat mission ends in twenty fourteen stressed the importance of peace talks with the taliban even though the latest attack was in direct retaliation for his visit and the packed with cars and i need to pledge to end the war but it's going to reports american tends to stay for at least another decade. the fact that president obama traveled to afghanistan exactly a year after bin laden's killing to sign this strategic pact with ghana's then is seen as an attempt to put the nears of a success story on the decade long war in afghanistan but success in afghanistan is very arguable to say the least the afghans want american troops out we constantly see people there expressing outrage over the killing of civilians over night raids and other actions by u.s. troops the american people want their troops out so both governments are anxious to
tell their people that this is over but the grievance that the leaders have signed in vision is the u.s. staying in afghanistan through twenty twenty four at least not in those numbers of course and the agreement by the way does not address specific troop levels or the size or location of u.s. bases and this is something that many afghans are worried about and that is that the u.s. warrants a permanent basis in afghanistan so amid all these questions you have the anniversary of bin laden's death which is hailed as a great victory here is my report on how the laden's killing could serve as a convenient cover for some dubious policies we have been able to decimate the ranks of al qaeda and a year ago we were able to finally bring osama bin ladin just. by now nobody doubts that bin laden's killing is going to be the highlight of
obama's presidential campaign it's already featured in his ads. the harder. than the more on. the one. produced in my opinion the best from joe. as hyped as bin laden's killing is some ask whether it's being used to mask the feeler of u.s. policies abroad during the last ten years the bed log thing i think makes things easier it sells well but again i don't think you can put that good a face on ten years of combat in afghanistan and the afghan and the iraq invasion i think is to me question still yet to be asked about what the justification that was no matter how much killing bin laden means you can't take away ten years of failure it was going into afghanistan and especially into iraq ok that created more enemies you know and recruits for. you know jihadists some kind of salafist. you
know than that then weakening them the pentagon's new strategy is to move away from ground wars bin laden's killing has become the face of the new war on terror obama style through targeted assassinations in different countries with the use of drones and special ops experts say that policy can also backfire the attacks end up killing many civilians and they steer a new wave of revenge extremism doesn't mean how many people are we going to have to kill before we can finally say ok that's it objective achieved war over we can call this thing off and i look at the israeli experience with targeted assassination and that suggests to me that when you engage in that kind of a policy really what you're going to do is end up having an endless list of targets and i fear that's the past we have gone down bin laden's death was a success on the war on terror fund no doubt about that but there isn't a tear. to sell it as the success story of the whole war on terror and many fear
that the largest killing could serve as a convenient cover for bad policies of the past as well as the future i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . live from moscow this is r.t. still ahead this hour the may day which turns celebration to frustration because rallies across europe see thousands vent their anger over suffering deeply unpopular cuts but it boils over in some cities is a report shortly. but first in four days france chooses its next leader and the front runners are making their final big t.v. push to win voters now this is what's happening right now in paris live pictures there where nicolas. falls roland who you can see there the squaring up in a live televised debate because he calls it a moment of truth and could be his last chance to vote as the socialist rival and is still ahead in the polls and sarkozy needs to turn the tables to secure
a second both candidates are trying to scoop up supporters of the far right leader marine le pen is refusing to endorse either of them but it's options choice for we re french voters as syria explains. so it's down to two men socialist francois long and incumbent nicolas sarkozy and the french say around one of the presidential race is about choosing the candidate you like the most round two is voting for the one you dislike the least unless of course you voted for one of them to begin with and this is where it gets tricky for some especially for those who question what kind of a. bill really is one. yeah yeah yeah. maybe in jest but what's seen as a lack of a clear solution for france is economic woes have left citizens skeptical from the onset. jordi. of the french people to see one of the
two come to the t.v. you will see on say. this in my approach to the next five. i will see the wall in this set and i will i would like to see for all in this wall in this in this. especially when france is economic quite mar is already a tough one to muddle through unemployment is at a twelve year high of almost ten percent debt is doing ninety percent of g.d.p. growth has all but ground to a halt thirty westerners are likely to continue to have problems get both candidates are in favor of euro bonds more intervention from the european central bank and to varying degrees both have put on a confrontational tone towards brussels and germany but there's doubt that there will be much room for maneuver at all. whoever the elected president is sarkozy or he will subject him so very quickly and very visibly to the power of the
european union that it will always require more sacrifices for workers for the obvious interests of the large banking group. then they work very small things that are there if you recall that ok we're going to give the vote for immigrants in local elections. you know what we're going to lead. and was actually . children's those are important measures but they're not the biggest measure of the tough choice to make those who don't see want to begin with. does so so you are actually. deepening european anger in ukraine couldn't come at a worse time as the country prepares to host football's prestigious euro twenty twelve finals e.u. members are lining up to possibly boycott the event because of ukraine's treatment of its jailed former prime minister yulia timoshenko here's our eastern correspondent eastern europe correspondent should say alexy. it certainly is
getting darker and darker for key of in relation to the euro twenty two well football championship which starts in less than forty days from now and now the dutch government is the latest all of the european officials to express their wish to boy call it the tournament here in ukraine the list which already consists of the german and the czech republic presidents the head of the euro commission and the german chancellor angela merkel who even said that the german national football side should boycott their participation in the upcoming summer storm here in ukraine and poland angela merkel says that unless tymoshenko is released she would not come to ukraine for the euro twenty twelve football championship the dutch government and the czech presidents are a bit softer in their statement saying that they just want to see and prove in the treatment of political prisoners in ukraine but all in all definitely this creates a very great deal of pressure on key of last friday's terrorist attacks and to put it off already created serious concerns about the security during the summer storm
in but now the euro twenty two off to become a victim of political pressure from the european union on ukraine the ukrainian leadership reacted to all these statements coming from the european union but saying that this kind of rhetoric puts the countries back in the cold war and in fact there may be right in some sense because the one of the vivid examples of a political boy called during a sporting championship sporting event was in one thousand nine hundred eighty one sixty countries refused to come to moscow for the olympic games there and then the soviet union four years later replied by not sending fourteen countries fourteen republics of the soviet union to the olympic games in los angeles but you know the political boycotts during the sporting events happen even nowadays four years ago during the beijing olympics some countries also wanted to abstain from coming to china for the olympic games but then they managed to negotiate it somehow with the authorities in china but certainly the situation is very very tense for ukraine and for keven particular now. sports presenter kate partridge says the football
community wants to keep its eye on the ball and his reluctant to get involved in the real. i think here in the situation there is a divide between the political side and the football side the football side is very much to do with the teams taking part of say coaches players and also the fans the other side of politics so this issue ation there's a reason we're with you have these teams coming in but in terms of the fans themselves there isn't really a great deal of reaction from the fans as there is at there hasn't been any sort of blogging or responses on the political sense the fans are much more concerned with the logistics get me hotel getting flights getting tickets but sporting football particular it's not it's not never been their place to be politically involved it's more a case of taking the game taking the game to the wider world to the wide to the fans to the wider global football community and by helping regeneration and by definition just by being there helping to highlight some of these issues. may day marches were out in force across europe with thousands getting the chance to vent their anger at the story they're enduring but violence more of the demonstrations
in some cities in italy police beat protesters with. the fiercest clashes italians are angry of the cuts being carried out on the country's three main unions do not reforms being pushed through by. prime minister mario monti rallies also turned violent in germany as left wing demonstrators clashed with police in berlin and hamburg the drews reported on both sides to make it four hundred thousand walked across the country the more the growth strategy rather than cuts and in spain which is battling a double dip recession trade unionists focused on the record eurozone unemployment rate of twenty five percent nearly half of young people rather work my message was clear throughout the economy of the future around citizens not bailing out banks. were the violence come from. establishment with the political.
when you have a cut in your weeds. you wage when you cut social security when you of cut of. and then you see that. people are confronted with very violent process in their life they lose their middle to survive and that's why i think we see that sort of reaction in the population we have to have an economy with the with the people first the people and not the profit and we have an economy with solidarity and corporation and not always fighting and competition between countries and people and so on so we have to renewed economy in total basis that's one one thing but directly for the moment we are to take measures that the rich people are paying for
the crisis with taxes against them and not against the common people. or the world's main news now in our world of the rebel ambition series and the provinces of fifteen government soldiers on tuesday unit service reported multiple cease fire violations from both sides during a gun battle near the turkish border the un warns the attacks threaten the peace plan it helped broker and wants to significantly increase the number of monitors in the country but in the many serious conflict is taking files of lives since it began every year ago. sudan and south sudan could face sanctions if they don't stop the border violence a unanimous un security council resolution gives both sides two weeks to return to negotiations clashes in the disputed all rich area have claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks raising fears of a return to military conflict the decades long civil war killed over one of the half million people and ended last july when the self won independence.
ratings chink of light for greece standard and poor's elevated the country's status out of default it's on the back of the world's biggest ever restructuring which services member means investors have lost billions. to triple c. meaning it's fun little independent falling from the e.u. and the i.m.f. totally two hundred fifty billion euros. so that brings up to take the moment of that with some of our main news stories in five minutes from now business next there's dmitri so how is the day being on the market after the first of may celebrations and all those holidays well we've seen a lot of selling pressure actually especially here in russia given that a lot of negative. come out in the u.s. we have heard a report from the a.d.p. that the private sector added one hundred nineteen thousand new jobs in the month of april which is the slowest growth rate since september and therefore we have
seen this on the dow it's still down point three percent managed to come back slightly. over in europe jobless data is not very positive we've seen an employment rate in italy twelve year high in march in germany even the jobless rate rose to rose by one point one point one percent for the same period which was slightly higher than expected of course spain is still in the lead up twenty four point four percent the unemployment rate of five point six million people looking for a job. and therefore we have also seen selling. over in europe worse than in the u.s. at the moment the close we're seeing the footsie down almost a percentage x. three quarters of percent and russia has seen a big hit although half the session was positive in the end there was a plunge of more than one and a half percent for both the r.t.s. and the my six now on the ross nafta was down zero point six percent so you can look at those stocks it was down point six percent better than the market because
shareholders were expecting a record dividend payout of one billion dollars or around. twenty five percent higher than last year also an overtaxed nosedive of ten percent that's after the government approves hikes for taxes when it comes to mineral extraction and the most liquid stock on the market was down one percent at the close when succession. and currencies we have seen in the euro and the dollar pretty stable against each other whereas the ruble managed to strengthen against currency despite lower world prices and that's when serious business for you joe my colleague in the course or she'll be here at eight twenty am moscow time on the first day of course things not good night good to see him. now just to remind you to in a few minutes from now we've got cross talk for you heated debate of course with peter van these guests but first i'll be back with a reminder of our top stories in about two and a half minutes from now stay with us live here in moscow.
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