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the u.n. observer mission in syria comes under attack in a damascus suburb with news crew which followed the monitors also caught up in the trouble. convicted of illegal arms trafficking in facing twenty five years in a maximum security u.s. jail but russian businessman viktor bird calls the case against him which in an exclusive interview with r.t. . plus fresh uncertainty dawns for the eurozone as coalition towards collapse in greece while protests and you're thirty seven turned violent in italy. hopes of finding survivors from a plane crash in indonesia fade as a rescue team discovers the first victim from the fatal russian superjet demonstration flight.
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online on screen this is r.t. live from moscow with twenty four hours a day a convoy of u.n. observers in syria has been attacked in a suburb of the capital damascus news crew was also there following the monitors it's believed that no one's been badly hurt this comes less than a day after the city was rocked by blasts in front of the country's intelligence h.q. which killed fifty five people are the sort of first reports now from damascus. this happened today as the u.n. commission travelled to a suburb of damascus al hir and as we dented there they done the usual stop and check with the security forces who were there and they told us they hadn't got control of the area that it was in a secure area so we sort of followed them in very very slowly and you saw hundreds of people as you entered this town coming out and flanking the cars waiting we've
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seen this before a number of times in a visit these towns and villages people absolutely desperate to speak and we had the same thing the t. un cars were just up ahead of us and our car was surrounded by people the u.n. cars went off up ahead and went down towards the city center and our car was completely surrounded and we managed to maneuver our way out of that town had quite an anxious wait for them when they came out we saw the damage that was done to one of the wing mirrors and the back of the car looked like it was bullet holes but actually on closer inspection there's it's heavy lead glass and the second layers weren't broken so we think it was probably more likely to be the u.n. speaker i've actually been talking to just recently and he said they're not commenting on this incident specifically and he also reminded me that the observer mission today has had the numbers bolstered it's around one hundred seventy at the moment i think that that number is going to increase and they're also going to be too loyal receiving and more ahmed vehicles and more equipment so we've had reports
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today the security forces have stopped another suicide bombing attempts in aleppo really goes to highlight on the back of yesterday's explosion just how volatile the situation here is and we've been visiting some of these areas where in the other day and as we saw there you know the observer mission absolutely vital because even now fierce fighting is continuing. the sound of gunfire heavy artillery rigs outfit lipsky learn with the u.n. observers in it live in there's been some pretty heavy gunfire. throughout the night. now also government seemingly has very tight control of the century area in the areas of it and the fighting is continuing there's no ceasefire here both sides were told of violating the peace plan we followed the un observers into it on the way passing through homs and hama other areas monitors that based under areas that has seen some of the base destructive fighting as we passed three homes we have
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a brief and emotional conversation with the president after. his safety. we would want people who are still about the fighting that happened to see him. or but it's clear that he tries hard not to show perfectly encapsulate the level of devastation that has been weeks on people's lives here throughout the course of the conflict it's on to it live on a stretch of road this names are being extremely dangerous it's a journey that would have been never possible without the u.n. presence with the volatile situation criminal gangs thoughts 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
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that we lost to get a chance to meet at let's 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 law. 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 your monitors are making small steps on the ground it's going to be very. 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 right now a city civil. from the russian
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capital this is. still plenty more ahead for you this hour including nazis in the nursery young children in latvia get a lesson from men in uniform and the country already the tourist for its problems with glorifying nazis. and in libya thousands are still tortured in secret rebel prisons but the head of the u.n. support group insists the country is on its way to democracy live expert opinion on this a little later. russian businessman victor boot has compared the american justice system to a mediƦval inquisition he gave a rare and exclusive interview to r.t. after being convicted of arms trafficking in the u.s. it's the first time he's spoken to an english speaking channel since being detained in thailand the federal bureau of prisons ruled he will serve his twenty five year term in a super maximum security jail in colorado. has filed an appeal and the russian is
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awaiting a decision in his new york prison. has the details. 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 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 trial and. you know. trial. where you know your mom. has a few. bad things marker of. completion of american justice and. american comic relief and nonfunctional dictatorship of
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course his case has been like a hollywood blockbuster which of buddhism 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 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 realities 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 in victor boot.
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which will use. these products. for some of the. i'm afraid we're going to ram a crime this will not only not help america really solve the problem of the drug war and you were. victims of going through the real problem from the real problem they just invent the crime for growth there is no danger for him go to somebody who don't hide or walk through the kind of a good trick and frame that people in for the are going to solve the real problem now 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
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the case we're going to have to wait and see. and you can catch the full interview has given us this sunday here on alt. the third and final effort to form a coalition in debt ridden greece's collapse party heads will meet on saturday with the president in a last ditch effort to solve the situation and avoid a new election in italy meanwhile violence hysterically clashes erupted in the city of naples where protesters attempted to storm a local tax office it all happened in the wake of a man suicide apparently the result of a visit by tax collectors the mood in europe is also tense with new fears of a return a financial contagion germany has however insisted that the euro zone could survive
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with or without greece but some skeptical burdens apparent confidence. i'm not so sure that germany is really that confident i mean mr schauble perhaps whistling in the. rain but above all he has. to go ahead and try and. deal. with them. you can't do that if you prefer to. accept the terms of already been agreed although we regret it we can't stop you but the real problem is that nobody actually knows how much it is if you like dependent on greece. in the eurozone. into all the other european counterparts. to what extent debt is repayable nobody actually knows and
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that is the real danger it's not a question of whether you are in or out but it's a question of getting out is the danger the greek crisis and the tidal wave of worry it's causing for europe are up for discussion in peter bell's cross-talk the two sides of the single currency to make their cases that's coming your way in about twenty minutes from now here's a brief preview. i think the french people for example are already tired of paying for the problems in greece and i think that's the general concept of the eurozone is now everybody's frustrated paying for everyone else's mismanagement the euro was founded on a pie in the sky idea that ended up being an economic straight jacket and nobody can escape at this point that's the problem and working against the economy for political reasons just because everyone has a great political will i'm not sure how long that can last when people aren't working there are going hungry you know i think we're seeing it already with some of the election results that the people have just right we don't we don't have people going hungry in europe in big numbers no no couple that's not there times are hard people are unable to find jobs go to the scene there's nobody there and
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there's nobody in research issues there's no email you really if you're willing to tell these to believe that there's nobody going hungry you're saying there's nobody in greeley with this who is but we're not back into the 1930's no no. no you're going to say you know what was the reason that greece is the very room where any trouble if you were in trouble would be trading lower than the dollar. he did to beijing close to what about twenty minutes from now. he was found at least twelve bodies on the slopes of a volcano where a new russian airliner crashed on wednesday during a demonstration flight the rescue operation is being stalled tonight into saturday morning as fears mount that everyone aboard might be dead. from the family and friends still holding out hope. chaos to jakarta's domestic airport where hundreds gathered after russian superjet sukhoi one hundred went missing from radars early
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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 the 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 quick thirty minute demo so when they got to she didn't tell me she was going on the plane i had no idea the super jet was performing that demonstration for airline executives and potential buyers as part of an asian tore a plane billed as state of the art with cutting edge technology the multi-billion dollar project involves investors from around the world and tuesday's plight was
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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 having 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 wishing for a miracle to happen to good news about it but i think so far the new news mail is good but i still have hope to find my one week of what you. preassure either our teach a car to indonesia. remember website you can find all the details about this flight as well as more about russia's sukhoi superjet also online you can see some of the
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crew posing for photos taken right before that fateful flight less than an hour before the tragedy. also the gender politics while the russian sphere fumes over claims that police beating a pregnant woman in a recent opposition protest here in moscow the latest videos reveal that the woman was actually a man. controversial video footage just surfaced showing men in waffen s.s. uniform teaching children in a latvian kindergarten this in a country which holds annual parades to own a nazi veterans which is widely seen as an attempt to twist the historical truth about the second world war. and eastern europe. has more. we understand that this incident happened on the march the sixteenth in the lobby in kindergarten we see two men wearing s.s. uniforms waffen s.s. uniforms walking into a kindergarten before and what they describe as apache or to bring in less than two
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three four year old kids they tell stories about the law to be an s.s. legion which was fighting back in the 1940's on the german side against the allied forces but not only they were wearing s.s. uniforms but they also brought weapons from the nine hundred forty s. the ones which were used by the s.s. legion a lot in the war machine guns and even grenades and they even let the kids play with these weapons this incident is not a one off for this baltic states certainly every year on march the sixteenth they are organizing marches of the former s.s. . certainly has been causing widespread condemnation in russia and in many states because of the attempts of the baltic states to rewrite history to glorify nazis and certainly this new incident adds a new more fuel to this fire and it's interesting to see whether there will be any reaction coming from the european union which is certainly a member off because just as in russia and in the post soviet space everything
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related to nazis is outlawed in europe interesting to see whether this incident in the kindergarten which has already outraged many critics in russia will cause some controversy across the european continent and. the un says that thousands of former pro is still being held in secret prisons with some of them being tortured in libya up to four thousand more detainees remain in the hands of uncontrolled rebel forces this is a consequence of the revolution says lawrence freeman from the executive intelligence review magazine who fears libya is growing increasingly divided. this is a major disaster which was caused by the west and president obama's invasion or regime change policy under the guise of humanitarian intervention the responsibility to protect and i think the country is in terrible shape and some people tell me in africa that the country may be on the verge of
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splitting up and was so it's created massive instability across all of the side hill in northern africa you have a tribal society you don't have and nationalistic clear direction mission for the country so once you overthrew qaddafi who was no good no question about it but you did it in the way that the west did including the killing of the then you are setting up various tribal groups to vie for control and right now those tribal groups are all off on their own competing with one another including attacks on the national transitional government itself. lawrence freeman talking a little earlier on r.t. now let's have a look at some other stories making headlines around the world and our world update algeria's national liberation front this went to victory in the country parliamentary elections when almost half of the four hundred sixty two seats in parliament with the sister party the national democratic rally winning sixty eight the three islamist parties making up the green alliance saw the number of seats
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drop despite expectations they would do well they since accused authorities of widespread fraud. relatives of palestinians are on hunger strike in israeli prisons of held a number of mass rallies out of solidarity some protesters threw rocks at israeli troops in a demonstration of. military responded with tear gas rubber bullets and. the sixteen hundred jailed palestinians have been on hunger strike for better treatment since mid april condemning israel for its policy of indefinite detention without trial. has ripped through a squatter settlement in the philippines leaving more than ten thousand people homeless while two people are missing emergency services called in the coast guard to help battle the blaze in manila bay it follows another fire in the south of the country two days ago which burned a department store killing seventeen people. u.k. has been branded a police state by civil liberty campaign is over heavy handed security measures
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ahead of the olympic games plans include high velocity missiles being stationed on buildings close to the olympic park some people have even been banned from the games altogether as ati's or smith explains. philippic 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 lock in lives he's supposed to be in the u.k. training martial arts enthusiasm but as he was quoting 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 into london and had no incidents whatsoever in and the rhetoric that's being used is absolutely inconsistent with what i teach it's
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a level of paranoia that increases the closer the olympics gets but london a simon mall won't get anywhere near the games he protested the building of a basketball court on a green space picks and was slapped with a control order that forbids him from going near the olympics or any other celebration taking place this summer when he faces five years in prison if he disobeys these that legislation is being used to prevent. lawful and understandable protest to aspects of the games which show 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 of the authorities to to punish people more severely i think it's insane i think that it
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shows the prevailing state of consciousness in our governments and on the world which is one of the ultimately we're in control luckily for simon he does. live near the stadium but tight anyone who darts 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 that it's discipline and it is not secure enough so people don't want to be turned into some sort of military base you know really affect the quality of life and my big argument is. nobody consulted
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on the mit 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 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 northman r t london. time for the business now here with daniel here in r.t. and us citizenship what used to be thousands are turning their back on the red white and blue flag of the u.s. over its expensive and tricky taxes facebook's co-founder is the latest. in their stands to make billions from its i.p.o. next week and giving up citizenship paying capital gains rates is seen as high complicated and full of trucks across the top of us income tax jumps from thirty five to almost forty percent next year he could do worse than coming to russia
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where is three times less one of the lowest in the world. and u.s. stocks have slipped again in the last hour after j.p. morgan posted billion dollar losses london and frankfurt grew in the final. in europe though the greek stock market has another. five percent is off to germany's finance minister said greece could quit the euro comes as the country's ever closer to a single currency exit greece voted overwhelmingly against the e.u. bailout in recent elections but the country will go in july if the e.u. blocks its next aid package most of yesterday's gains of the poor chinese economic numbers produced the overtake. poll results posted strong quarter one figures off the trading close tonight president putin wants to speed up the russia's main. telecom. profit and those eurozone fears of push the single currency. in the last few minutes we will finish mixed against the main currencies losing to
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the greenback but gaining on the struggling. europe by forcing transit state ukraine may build one or even two. shareholders in the north stream project. already. existing complete and expected to open by the end of the year and europe today all the news and interviews are on the website thanks very much indeed for that weekend coming up. europe's approach to dealing with trouble finances is dissected and debated in. a lot of top stories with me here stay with us life on r.t. .
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culture is that so much i'm afraid we're going to make it a lot of people here you know not look at what is happening in here french voters appear to be moving to the left while priest is leaning hard to the right what is causing the collapse of the political scene.
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