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markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to cause a report on. this will send a chilling effect to all potential whistleblower julian assange loses his legal bid against extradition to sweden with fears this is just a pretty huge to the wiki leaks founder being handed on to the u.s. to face espionage charges. a million. a million and. allegations that saudi arabia is optioning off suicide bombers to syria's rebels as the new french president threatens military intervention following the massacre. by the u.s. denies sending special forces to spy inside north korea but the journalist who want to cover the story says the pentagon is on a mission of damage control. this
is r.t. with me rory sushi welcome to the program wiki leaks founder julian assange now looks set to be extradited to sweden after losing an appeal in britain supreme court he's wanted in the scandinavian country for questioning of a sex crime accusations which the whistleblower himself strongly denies. the details from outside the courthouse in london. chilliness orange wasn't actually in court today when that judgment was passed rejecting his appeal against that extradition to sweden but it's not over yet he's being granted a fourteen day extradition stay with us while his legal team try to get an appeal to reopen cases now that is a key point told us some of the point that were made in the judgment that they say
they haven't had time to respond to you say that's the immediate steps that you're going to see taken if that fails then you could see julian assange and then put on that plane to sweden but it's very likely that you are going to see his legal team taking this fight even further to the european court if he even write every day among his supporters that the turned out that this isn't just a loss for julian assange but for the british justice system as a whole and i'm joined now by the kids n.e.p. gerald path and what they've actually said to dinosaurs there was this was this was this saudi donor submission that was put by the law is not put in intervention in as well as what is the meaning of a judicial authority now. we argued in the doors argued that a judicial authority meant a proper jobs or a court of law because it's a centuries old principle of english law that you cannot be a judge in your own case and the prosecutor in sweden is going to try this crisis therefore the person also the person requesting extradition so it was an
independent call actually referring to an extraordinary joint judgment in my view which was that the original you framework decision used the french word go forward you do to show which had a wide variety of meanings including a prosecutor so although our own parliament and our own government minister believes a judicial authority means a proper core or a proper judge that was overturned and it was the saudi that the french or the wording of the sorry the meaning of the word in french was actually what mattered and therefore they threw out the submission i think it's extraordinary it means that now english law has been decided on the meaning of a french word i have to tell you the. british justice system has been overridden by the e.u. now for some time creating their own system of criminal law all the european arrest warrant is a key part of this and in fact the english and scottish courts now have no power to protect people from extradition i really have no power to prevent an extradition provided a piece of pipe has been correctly filled out name address the nature of the offense i don't have to supply any evidence and the call is not allowed to take
into account the problem the fi she evidence or lack of it against the accused person you know as mr saunders pfizer has found out this is not about the evidence against him about whether it's stock sample and all it's about the meaning of a word in french thank you very much for joining us and you had the evidence against you the innocence is being widely misconstrued and misreported as well as a lot of facts of the case haven't been presented that clearly say a real sense it's a day that certain justice hasn't been served when it comes to dealing the sons. he sara for porting right to today's decision by the british court has revived fears that julian assange may now be extradited to the us where he could face charges of espionage and conspiracy the case against the wiki leaks founder has been consistently built up in the media with a turn shifting from celebrating the whistleblower all the way to coles for his execution. in a sound just hello that is a modern day cheats. with two weeks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks
about the many of the same people he had championed him have now joined this may campaign. and julian assange is a cyber terrorist in war time he should be killed and we've got to apprehend mr aslan's the founder of wiki leaks and bring him to justice as of violator of the espionage act because if we don't this will keep happening the dead man can't leaks that this guy is a traitor a treasonous and he has broken every law the united states the guy ought to be and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it illegally shoot the son of a very short time off that we could be. released to launch a number of you have to. cable's suddenly the case was reopened why is a bid on him kept. under electronic house arrest. when i have not even been charged in any country sweden wants him extradited for questioning ava sexual conduct allegations of having unprotected yet consensual sex
. and with this climb unique to sweden many a questioning why he found himself on the same interpol list alongside senior mexican drug lords the european commission has acknowledged that these arrest warrants are being misused the no questions asked system these judges very little discretion to refuse the warrants the outcome of the case could help why did play cations the human rights issue. when wiki leaks published u.s. embassy cables it gave the world an unprecedented insight into u.s. government activities and revealed some uncomfortable truths it's time to sink the . sound and it's also important that really we need to be working for society where we no longer necessary but democratic process is something that now seems to be lacking he could be locked up with very little access to the outside world he will be allowed to see
a priest and he will be allowed to see a lawyer but his ability to speak to others family members the media to read newspapers and to access the internet could be severely restricted fear that the united states may use the liberal extradition laws in sweden to then given fast track to go state where he could face really serious charges effectively of aiding the enemy by the release of the ribbon cables. i think this will send a chilling effect to potential whistleblowers that if they dare challenge the secrecy and indeed in many cases. the united states they will face retribution and is why has many supporters have to ensure that night where it stands nor wiki leaks is silent tears are still in and. julian assange has been fighting his extradition from the u.k. here on r.t.
we've been airing his. series of exclusive interview programs it will be next hour where he meets members of the group behind some of the biggest protests in the world right now of course the occupy movement here's how they described their relations with the law. occupy sort of simmer for a while for the first week or ten days or something until it was forwards. well yes i mean one of the police more outspoken on the words we did not through look at least violence we'd certainly read it or you can record it we took a nonviolent direct action we went and we occupied the squares that we could have a general assembly and starts talk about the world that we wanted to live in which we saw is completely antithetical to the world we're currently living in and the structures that governed it so yeah i mean i guess by being there by exercising directly democratic process we're posing a threat and so the police had to respond when there's nothing that terrifies the
american government so much as the threat of democracy breaking out in america. that are there for to react violently. and you can watch the next hour here on our t.v. for now though a u.n. investigators are still looking for those behind syria's houla massacre but some nations opposing the syrian regime have already made their own conclusions japan and turkey are the latest to join the u.s. and its allies in kicking out top syrian diplomats accusing president assad of being behind the killing of more than one hundred civilians that's despite u.n. findings that suggest the forces other than the president's army may have been involved the new leader of france france well armed however says military intervention against the syrian government cannot be ruled out but the syrian rebels are not only enjoying a verbal and diplomatic support from abroad the backing could go as far as selling the terrorists as aussies guy nature can explains. this is said to be. an
auction taking place at a hotel in saudi arabia what's on sale is a human life the video shows a father offering his son as a suicide bomber into syria and raising money as compensation thank you for the purpose of my knowing what i was thinking something finds him on his brother is already a martyr yes hello i'm here we're going to send him to let me and my mom let's start the bidding tonight two hundred thousand leones the chilling footage was leaked on the web we cannot independently confirm its original source or authenticity they are sacrificing our lives we need you to sacrifice your money don't be stingy. syria has seen a dramatic increase in suicide bombings the syrian government has been raising the alarm about its gulf neighbor sponsoring and staging terrorist attacks in their country. do or do you lose track of that like i said but it seems here in the west
nobody hears their outcry the spotlight is placed solely on the actions of the syrian government in the meantime saudi arabia qatar and other gulf states are flooding millions of dollars worth of weapons into syria while u.s. officials say they are providing their gulf allies with intelligence and command and control infrastructure the statements we hear from the state department is that . the u.s. is there to help the opposition with. non-lethal weapons however if others would provide that if the weapons we will manage that so it's lots of hypocrisy in the gulf countries are not the brains behind this they are merely instruments. the brains. you can find them in the u.s. and israel in some countries the u.s. is formally committed to kofi annan as u.n. backed peace plan which calls for a halt to violence by all sides of the conflict but some analysts say the influx of arms and increasing number of suicide bombings make peace in syria virtually
impossible and plunges it deeper into chaos the syrian regime plays an active role in supporting the palestinian resistance the lebanese resistance in claiming eyebright and palestine and things like this and this is not doesn't sit well with with israel so if we can not change the role of syria we will destroy syria so that it doesn't have any international monitors are on the ground investigating the massacre in houla where it's not clear who's fully responsible for the deaths of over one hundred men women and children also on a regular basis they observed destruction from suicide bombings which bear all the signs of terrorist attacks we need. to understand that this is going only to create more suffering for the women and children the syrian people outside syria back in saudi arabia
a young man named ali was allegedly sold with the equivalent of four hundred thousand dollars maybe only a million and a half million and we have a winner right here. we don't know the fate of khalid maybe he is now on his way to syria to bomb something or maybe he is behind one of the deadly blasts which already happened there with the u.s. supporting the proactive approach of its golf allies with regards to syria the question one might ask is could it be passively supporting extremism like this as well i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . now let's get some more on syria now with which ahmad joakim political analyst and professor of the lebanese international university good to see you today thank you for coming on r.t. as you just heard as we all just heard in that report saudi arabia is possibly shinning off suicide bombers to syria first of all do you believe it second of all how far does this support go. i believe that saudi arabia is implicated
in what's going on in syria it has been implicated in financing and supporting terrorists and afghanistan during the. soviet occupation of that country in order to fight communism hundred of this pretext and it was the same people who were later on. by the americans yet they were instituted in order to be used against other enemies they were used against the. maliki and others that say movements who are calling for independence from american occupation and they are to use now against the syrian regime in order to topple this regime definitely as saudi money is being followed into the hands of terrorists in syria it has been the case also in catch me up before that so this is not news maybe we have now a video that proves this. it's spectacular actually but i believe that.
since the beginning saudi arabia was directly implicated it was pushed by the americans to play this in order for the americans to change the whole geopolitical map of the region as you say as you say america's goals in the region alternately that of all of reshaping as you said there are many that say you know it's common knowledge how cozy the saudi royal family is with those on capitol hill we were showing pictures earlier of the recent visit with hillary clinton and the saudi royal family we do know that the syrian rebels are getting arms from lebanon and possibly other countries in the in the world how important is this of the whole do you think. it is very important because. the military the insurgents are getting weapons money from lebanon from turkey from even the central iraq and jordan so they're well financed they have
a lot of resources that's the secret behind their capacity to fight on the syrian regime so the aim of this is to exhaust the syrian regime until it capitally or until the russians who are backing the syrian regime just get intimidated at one point in order to let go with the you and resolution that allows using force against the regime so so far the europeans were consistent in wording of these attempts by the west however we still see every now and then omar and you had time to specially after the massacre of al houla and the west stepped up its pressures on the syrian regime by kicking out syrian diplomats this is in a way to intimidate and maybe they wanted to make it as a pretext to. declare this kofi annan initiative.
of order in order to go for a military option however the russians one more time proved a persistent in supporting the syrian regime and in a blocking any attempt to play the the trick that they played in libya in order that were needed without interest even if i was there when for a moment i you know you bring up a very valid point here one of the aspace being you know the new french president francois hollande he's barely a month into his new presidency he's already saying we might have to go in with a military intervention in syria or are we looking at a possible libya ponting. they have been trying this in are you. since few months now on the whole and now coming to presidency he wants to prove himself as a new president a tough president calling for human rights and i believe that the him in this sense he has more credibility than sarkozy but in this sense you would have cannot act on
its own use and actually the americans are being the puppet masters they are using so the money they are using. cut out as a base they are pressuring the turks to exert pressure on the syrians from the north they are using the western europe to mount diplomatic pressure and they know very well when the russians and the syrians want to negotiate a settlement they will go to the americans so the americans can play this. game winning time exhausting the regime the russians i don't know to what extent they can hold on to their position but they are firm on not losing syria the way they lost to libya but the syrian regime is suffering the population the syrian people are suffering a lot. i believe in the end it will be the americans and the russians who will settle
a deal the europeans will be losers the the saudi money would be wasted cutty's will be paying off every big price for that implication and syrian affairs same with turkey or certainly there are many that are saying the by a long shot this is far from over especially considering all the international players that are getting involved in what should be just a regional issue dr jamal wakim political analyst a professor at the lebanese international university thank you for joining us on r.t. today thank you and i did hear on the program in cross talk that is questioning whether foreign intervention is the way to bring an end to the vicious civil war in syria. at the end of the day if there is going to be an intervention i would tend to think they will be along those lines it's not that we're not going to see a rerun of iraq or not not even a rerun of libya ok a summary of the way it is a rerun of iraq go ahead it's a rerun of iraq it's
a rerun of iraq post original goal for we do you know no fly zones humanitarian corridors that kind of thing that or nowhere near as benign as they say mark you want to jump in there. now i think i think i see it and we rock is a terrible example the only thing i would say is who knows the creative destruction is in washington may come up with an even newer and more disastrous unique form of chaos worse things from the if the syrians are iraqis will have to solve. it is twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow this is ati it is a scandal likely to fuel the long standing tensions between washington and pyongyang a media report accuses u.s. and south korean special forces of power shooting into north korea to spy on underground military facilities the source was an american army general who admitted the missions had actually happened it's been vehemently denied by washington which now accuses the journalist behind the report of just making up the
quotes however he insists that what he published was exactly what he heard comes out the u.s. looks to reinforce its naval power in the asia pacific region already experiencing an american military buildup journalist says washington strategy goes far beyond that. i think u.s. policy on the korea really. it really wasn't exacerbating the threat from the from pyongyang more than anything else and the building of simultaneously building up the military occupation of the cells various ways as part of the u.s. policy pivot to asia i want to emphasize that the legal infrastructure is already in place at the moment to apply a very belligerent policy to north korea into foreign occupation of occupation and preemptive nuclear strikes no that sounds a bit extreme but giving a start here to back it up in two thousand and nine becomes law on foreign relations released a policy paper in title preparing for
a sudden change in north korea advocated station in four hundred and sixty thousand troops inside of the host regime north korea if the regime were to collapse for whatever reason to maintain security and to capture pyongyang's w m d's so this sounds like a recipe for disaster certainly and the same pretext i want to point out can be applied to you wrong and any other country which is basically accused of developing w m d's. all right before we get to dmitri with the business of let's get to the r.t. world update which starts with bad news for former liberian president charles taylor he's been sentenced to fifty years in prison after being convicted of war crime also last month he was charged with eleven counts of helping the rebels in sierra leone to slaughter fifty thousand people himself has actually been accused of cannibalism in the past even though the sentence is president and it's of the tale of the first acts head of state convicted by an international war crimes court since world war two. rescue workers in northern italy have removed what's believed
to be the last of bodies from the rubble following tuesday's earthquake it now brings the number of dead to seventeen a series of strong aftershocks have shaken the region which has suffered two major earthquakes in just a month almost a fortnight ago seven were killed and thousands left homeless. the former top media adviser to british prime minister david cameron has been arrested over accusations of perjury it relates to colson's evidence in the trial of a former scottish politician in which he denied knowledge of phone hacking by journalists at news of the world colson was editor of the paper at the time last year he quit as cameron's communications director after becoming involved in the wider allegations of phone tapping in the u.k. . there's dmitri right there the r.t. business desk i understand you've been keeping your eyes on the numbers all the figures today what's the latest you have for us now we just had the opening of the
u.s. markets one hour ago russia is about to close around fifteen minutes and it's all looking pretty bad this just take a look at these figures in the united states and the dow jones and the nasdaq are now down more than one percent on signs of renewed concerns about the european economy notably in spain where bond yields have gone up yet again that means. for spain has become again more expensive also signs from china coming in not in a positive way that it's economy is predicted to develop eight point two percent this year this is the slowest pace since one thousand nine hundred nine. what's going on in europe for pretty much the same reasons the footsies falling one point six percent the dax one point four percent china has also said that it's not planning to have the same volumes of stimulus support as a did in two thousand and eight and a recent greek referendum is basically demonstrating that the country doesn't want
to accept the terms of yet another bailout over on the commodities markets well it's falling dramatically in light sweet declining two and a half dollars per barrel bread's two point seven eight dollars that's well very bad of course for the russian i got to be in there for the russian ruble on the currency market is very dramatically secular that fifty copecks against the dollar fifty two even this is yet again a new year low and the year it continues to decline against the dollar as investors are looking at risk aversion coming out into cash notably into the greenback and therefore because of this very oil a low oil price the russian markets are dropping the declining two point four my six a bit lower than that because of a weaker ruble. movie. the my segues now among energy shares they're mostly down of course in these low oil prices gazprom is fairing better as it says it's not
planning to change his export plans or volumes to europe despite falling demand and as burbank has said is down two percent we'll look at it in just a second. but first of all shareholders in the rushes joint venture with b.p. called t. and k. b.p. are planning to buy their british partners out or maybe change their shares for b.p. shares the c.e.o. of the russian partners in tin can b.p. a group called a says that basically the fifty fifty partnership has already lived through its course and this comes as friedman steps down resigns from his post as he had over the weekend signaling signs of increased tensions between the parties who are open to whatever makes the most strategic and commercial sense one thing.
we're certain about is our shareholders want to remain. pretty. sure that we remain. holders of. majority shareholder controlling shareholder. or whether we become significant shareholder in b.p. something. rooted elsewhere. what one thing that's clear is that the fifty fifty arrangement has grown its course on its own to realign no structure. and also as burbank has said in two thousand and one percent from its operations abroad it is planning to bring this value to five percent over the next two years through international acquisitions notably the purchase of turkey's six largest bank called denis bank and the head of burbank has said to business out see that this was a bug. it's
a high quality but it won't concede we're taking advantage of the moment currently banking assets are not expensive dexia would have never have sold this bank if not for the current turbulence of the. markets like this to me too many things to see like a. movie back over the headlines here on r.t. that to be followed by any in exclusive interview where we ultimately grill the israeli deputy pm about what they think they're about to do to iran.