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i know what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines today and there's a report on. the u.n. security council condemns deadly terrorist attacks near a military intelligence complex in the syrian capital damascus which killed fifty five to syria calls for measures against foreign powers supporting terrorism. russian businessman and arms dealers and of the twenty five years behind bars in the us speaks exclusively to our team as victor borge prepares to be sent to supermax security prison against the work they should be obvious trial judge. and today after the deadly savoy super jet crash rescue team are battling to reach the scene in a remote mountainous region and dreadful weather conditions but are just metres from the main disaster zone.
ten am in the russian capital you're watching r t i'm marina joshie the un security council has unanimously and strongly condemned terrorist blast that killed at least fifty five people and wounded almost four hundred in the syrian capital damascus on thursday the twenty explosions near a government intelligence complex are the worst terror attacks in syria since the start of the uprising last year. brings us the latest from un headquarters and new york. all fifteen members of the security council have to recognize that terrorist networks are working in side of syria it was only just on tuesday when the syrian envoy to the united nations had accused a number of regional air powers of sponsoring terrorism to undermine the ceasefire in syria the syrian ambassador. held up a d.v.d.
claiming that on that d.v.d. was confessions of dozens of individuals that were involved in terrorist activities upon the order of what he said were goals states joint special envoy kofi annan did address also the media just this week saying that right now syria can be descending into a full scale civil war if the ceasefire does not hold parties our firm is in syria and has been speaking to all those that have been living through the uprisings and through the ongoing violence and she brings us their story about the sound of gunfire and heavy artillery rings out. with the u.n. observers in it live in there's been some pretty heavy. throughout the. nobles to go to the scene as for the tight control at the central area. and the fist fighting is continuing. here both sides with violating the peace plan
we fully the u.n. observers into it all the way pulsing through homes and other areas mon it is a base and there is that is seen some of the destructive fighting as we passed through homes we have a brief an emotional conversation with the residents of. safety. we would want people who are still fighting the. war but it's clear. that is he tries hard not to show perfectly encapsulate the level of devastation that has been on people's lives here throughout the course of the conflict is on to it and a stretch of road this name for being extremely dangerous it's a journey that would have been near impossible without the u.n. presence and with the volatile situation criminal gangs are thought to operate in
this area. we find it live under siege like conditions a quiet and intimidated city i don't know since a year and a half ago no one knows what's happening we go to sleep and wake up with fear some say it's the government and other states armed groups we don't know who's doing that last we get a chance to me to governor and ask him about the situation here. even if there is a little unrest in some areas or in a few spots it's due to people who are breaking the. checkpoint after checkpoint then we enter into an area outside of government control and it's a unique chance to see the u.n. monitors in action almost a month into the peace plan and u.n. monitors on making small steps on the ground that is going to be a slow process throughout the course of the conflict it's been hard to come to some of the areas where the fiercest fighting is happening and get a gauge of exactly what the situation is on the ground the u.n. observers traveling to some of these areas have given them access to what we see is
a frightened population and the city symbol is the olive branch the symbol of peace is right now a city at civil war sara firth. analysts fear syria will slide back into full scale violence on our website we've been asking for your thoughts on who might benefit most from such a scenario also far vast majority of you think it's the us and israel and would eventually get rid of iran suppose delhi syria plunges into a civil war less than twenty per se and believe that it's radical islamists looking to take over the country sever sand say syrian bandits are most interested in chaos as the old then be able to plunder at their leisure and a little fewer believe the syrian people will be the winners because they were eventually get a fully democratic government let us know what do you think by logging on our website. that coming up later this hour of lofts and deadlock political
parties in talks still struggling to form a government as fears mount the country is closer to europe than ever with chaotic consequences. plus a raft of new laws and rules for dealing big games in london are leading to accusations of a police state it's a chance to find out why the hardline regulations are drumming up discontent. that russian businessman victor borge has slammed the american justice system after being convicted of arms trafficking in the united states he compared it to medieval style inquisition in an exclusive interview with r.t. the first one is given to an english language channel since his extradition from thailand where he's now preparing to be sent to super maximum security prison to serve his twenty five year term against the recommendations of the judge in his trial dubbed the alcatraz of the rockies a supermax jail houses some of america's most dangerous criminals the russians
lawyer has filed a motion asking for the decision to be stealth botha still in a new york prison where he spoke exclusively to our teeth in the sutra tells us more. this was victor boots first interview to an english language t.v. news outlet not only since his sentencing but also since his extradition and speaking in one in six languages he's fluent in english he seemed quite candid generally we know that victor boot is quite positive considering the circumstances with personally seen him winking at his wife inside the courtroom today too he was quite calm and really shared his personal take on his case and kind of corona. where you know. you don't know. where you know your mom. but you. think the marker is actually showing them to completion of american justice and.
coming as. a picture of course his case has been like a hollywood blockbuster picture blood is a russian air cargo business man in his forty's he's been dubbed the merchant of death in the united states the u.s. has spent years and tens of millions of dollars in an operation to hunt this man down of course we know that u.s. agents posing as far as members met with victor boot and then arrested him in thailand in two thousand and eight two years later regardless of the fact that thai courts found him not guilty twice in what was called arm twisting by the united states victor boot was extradited into u.s. territory to face charges of international arms trafficking victim but himself has always maintained his innocence and believes his case to be political theaetetus also asked him if he has a message for the president of the united states as well as a u.s. official in general who are behind the operation in luring and victor boot.
message where you. keep using these products. truckin. for some of them they were going to grammar crime. not only don't help america really solve the problem of the drug war and you were victims of going through the real problem for the real problem there just isn't the crime for a group of those there you're for him to go through somebody who goes through all kinds of good trick from the people for the corner of the real problem which a boot is appealing his twenty five year sentence behind bars and says he continues to keep on fighting until he gets a chance to return back home to russia we know that he has filed an official request for the russian state duma to file a complaint against the united states and thailand victor boot himself says because he knows he's innocent he's hoping that he will not end up serving the entire
twenty five years that he's been sentenced to but whether or not that's going to be the case we're going to have to wait and see. what is he going to reporting there and you can catch the full interview victor borge has given us this sunday here on r.t. . days after the deadly sin horse super jack russian indonesia the first rescue team are expected to shortly reach the side of the wreckage in remote mountains no survivors have been found yet but as are we to report some relatives are still holding out desperate hope. chaos at jakarta's domestic airport where hundreds gathered after
russian superjet sukhoi one hundred went missing from radars on wednesday early thursday their worst fears were realized as air force helicopters found the remains of the plane on a mountainside thirty miles outside indonesia's capital city ever since the plane disappeared off the radar members of the media and family members of those who were on the plane have been gathering here at the crisis center hoping for any word as to what could have happened to their loved ones and what caused the plane to go down. did their mad has been at the airport since he found out that his wife was on board the missing plane she has been a flight attendant for twenty years and didn't think it was necessary to tell her husband about the quake thirty minute demo of the got a she didn't tell me she was going on the plane no idea. the super jet was performing that demonstration for airline executives and potential buyers as part of an asian tour a plane billed as state of the art with cutting edge technology the multibillion
dollar project involved investors from around the world and tuesday's flight was expected to show the super rich in all its glory no one including blogger sergei doli who has been following the super during the tour could have predicted this outcome we couldn't believe because oprah winfrey's overload was. one of the best for this in russia so we couldn't believe anything for them to. do with blue because we were absolutely confident in the believe most aviation experts believe that the treacherous terrain and poor visibility probably contributed to the plane going down on wednesday details that offer devastated relatives little comfort. i'm waiting for a miracle to happen and to have a good news about it i think so far that no news means good news i still have hope to find my wife. preassure either our teach a car to indonesia. find a timeline of the tragedy on our website r.t.
dot com and we have plenty more on the story online including the point and some photos of the crew and others who were on board just before takeoff with disaster less than an hour afterwards for more log on to our web site. plus one of the secrets of soviet history so all the glass was opened the lid on that was curious death of silence all the sun details are at our key dot com. greece may see new elections if political parties fail to form a government following sunday's inconclusive poll talks on forming a coalition will continue on friday political turmoil is already threatening the country's bailout agreement with the e.u.
and the international monetary fund euro zone governments have held back part of the scheduled financing but greece receiving one billion euro less than planned the country is set to run out of cash in june economic analyst michael ross thinks the eurozone needs to split to limit the damage of the crisis. what we see is a program crisis it's very sad to see things developing but it was more planned within the euro because different countries like greece and germany are not fitting into one currency and if they end of the day you will have this what we have now. violence on the street it is not possible to realize everybody knows there's the whole problem that we have in the eurozone cannot by rescue packages cannot be solved by more dads cannot be solved. it can only be solved by
a break up of the rule that means the german you pulled salt and the rest of the company's. new rules on. their money then again competitive against the world then that can bring us. great political deadlock and the storm is causing in the euro zone is up for debate and peter lavelle's cross-talk full program is coming up next hour. is anybody seriously suggesting that greece outside the euro zone would do but look at the for the economic. value of the drachma before opting for the euro or arguing my view on a number of occasions the problems cause the problem have remained in place if you haven't done really a teenager who's really lazy and doesn't do anything and is is draining your bank account what do you do you kick him out of the house and generally get his act together so that's the same kind of approach that could be taken to greece and i think they without this this safety net that the eurozone provides they might actually get around to realizing oh my goodness we have an issue here and we can't
just elect experiments we can't just screw around we have to actually get our act together and do something productive. as london prepares for the olympics bureaucrats and lawmakers have been busy too in acting a range of rules and regulations draconian measures are already excluding some people from the country while a number of residents have been banned from the games simply because they've objected to the construction of olympic facilities near their homes laura smith explains. the olympic torch is lit and on its journey to london accompanying it fear uncertainty and code red level security impinging on the lives of people from london to las vegas that's where tim larkin lives he's supposed to be in the u.k. training martial arts enthusiasm but as he was boarding his flight he discovered
the home office had excluded him from the country on the grounds that his self-defense course might incite vigilanteism being that i have a fifteen year history of coming to the u.k. training thousands of people from the u.k. and also european clients coming in to london and had no incidents whatsoever in and the rhetoric that's being used is absolutely inconsistent with what i teach it's a level of paranoia that increases the closer the olympics gets but london a simon more won't get anywhere near the games he protested the building of basketball courts on a green space near the olympics and was slapped with a control order that forbids him from going near the olympics or any other celebration taking place this summer he faces five years in prison if he disobeys these the legislation is being used to prevent. law for an
understandable protest to aspects of the games which are on them across the koran popular. furthermore these are just this legislation won't prevent people from disrupting the games the wall it will do is it will give the ability to punish people more severely i think it's insane i think that it shows the prevailing. consciousness in our governments and on the world which is one of the all to fear and control luckily for simon he doesn't live near the stadium but whoa betide anyone who does this building's less than a kilometer from the olympic park the plan is to station a battery of high velocity missiles on the roof of this block of flats for two months over the olympics a proposal that's already triggered an explosive reaction resident brian whelan learned of the plans from
a leaflet pushed through his door late one night some people are worried about how affect the property values some people think that make the building a target for terrorists some people think it's discipline and it is not secure enough so people don't want to be turned into some sort of military base. they'll really affect the quality of life. my big argument is. nobody consulted us the m.r.d. never spoke to us the two thousand and twelve games have spawned a level of security that unprecedented seen by many as overwhelming and repressive the question many british people are asking is if it's like this already what's it going to be like when the lympics circus finally rolls into town laura smith r.t. london. now is take a look at some of the stories from around the world clashes half can you believe for a second day running as medical students battled riot police in the nation's capital protesters threw rocks and firecrackers at officers who fired tear gas and rubber
bullets one of the country's largest told for three days of demonstrations after rejecting a salary increase offered by the government students joined doctors and workers public hospitals are protesting at an increase in working hours and cutbacks. to the front runners for top job have gone head to head in the country's first presidential debate for a foreign minister under hosni mubarak and. a moderate islamist challenge to each other about religions throw in democracy or the televised debate lasted for hours with supporters of both candidates watching closely in a door cafes around cairo but the two are among thirteen candidates running in the election due to begin on may twenty third. nineteen people have been killed across afghanistan as a series of violent attacks by taliban militants continues an armed group wearing
afghan police uniforms killed five in the country's east while apparently trying to attack a local government office all the insurgents died in a firefight with troops to other roadside bombs killed several civilians including five children and a police officer in the south. claims that iraq had weapons of mass destruction led to the us invasion in two thousand and three later today r t our special report covered the war on iraq shows how bogus assertions were used to start full scale conflict with catastrophic consequences here's a preview. the people of the united states and their friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder is a regime as an active program to acquire and develop nuclear weapons and let there be no doubt about we know for a fact there are weapons there. this work is being carried out under the direction
of dr david kay respected scientist and former u.n. inspector was leading the weapons search in iraq we are determined to take this apart you have a tremendous a group of dedicated american men and women involved in this with the best assets of the intelligence community can provide. data cheney is not going to be done with this for quite some time david kay wants more time and he says it could take another six to nine months to make a definitive finding ministration is asking congress for hundreds of millions more six hundred million dollars to fund a continuing search you have not yet found shiny pointy things that i would call a weapon before we can draw from conclusions we need to let the iraq survey group complete its work. we were all wrong probably in my judgment. and that is most disturbing. sometimes the true patriots takes the unpopular course but helps the country over the stakes and even
if they come this way at least for the time that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels and i think these are scoundrels they have no argument now they have no defense for what they did the country is in a terrible international security situation that i think is perilous so they're attacking the patriotism of others. all right it's time now to see what's happening and there's this marine is there with us and finally the rising market is just opened so what are the numbers like there. hi marina well of the numbers are deep in the red we saw a sharp slowdown in fact it's surprising because what was on thursday was the markets doing quite well we saw significant gains and if we take a look at the numbers now we'll see that there are deep deep in the red let's take a look at the russian markets and a look at the latest figures there will see that both the arts yes and the my psychs are doping over a want and
a half percent now investors are coming back from a long holidays and sort some companies are now which makes they there longer but this is the picture in the first hour of trading and next hour first we'll have a breakdown of the main movers on the bisects for you let's take a look at the up in figures for the currencies when it comes to the euro it's the moves in against the dollar when it comes to the ruble it's retreating printing it's really true against both major currencies right now probably even on so crude prices are heading for their second weekly drop and that's as new as stockpiles are on the rise also on thursday opec the bulk of major all export in countries did say that they're producing almost ten percent more food than is necessary and as you can see lights through this try to close to ninety seven dollars per barrel none six dollars a barrel i should say as the prime drug is a good chance that will be a hundred twelve dollars per barrel if we move on and take a look at the asian markets we saw a mixed picture in the early hours of trading and now we've seen that it's
a sea of red there as well when it comes to the hang sang it's stopping over one percent and that surprise of the things we saw a report saying that china is in place or slower than in the month of april and that's of course that came after a surprise gain in the month of march also we know that industrial output of rose nine point three percent for the month would sell sales went up forty point one percent and wholesale prices were lower but that of course that i'm with you how professors and when it comes to japan we saw earnings reports boosting investor confidence also a strong performance on the. wall street but we saw the numbers are heading south very soon after that and in fact so many shares art's home plate at the moment. following the course that it dropped to their lowest level in more than three decades that's up to the company reported its fourth straight i know loss amounting to five point seven billion dollars and sony has been of course dragon with its loss making its television business. over in the u.s.
markets are close and we're seeing the picture of that we saw on the thursday and after the longest losing streak in nine months u.s. blue chips managed to turn things around and that was mainly followed by the jobless claims as well as more investor confidence would be say we did see the nasdaq fall into negative territory and that's because of a small drop or says no it says that is there now staying with us the biggest bank there are thinking morgan chase has revealed some significant losses the bank says that it's a complex investments made by its traders they saw it slated a loss of around billion dollars and of course needless to say its shares fell six percent after this all right and next hour we'll have the european markets for you so stay tuned for that are already waiting with bated breath thanks very much indeed for this date and of course there's plenty more to come your way and we look next hour the hotspots of the russian capital. coming your way right after they