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the week's top stories here r.t. president vladimir putin has rejected calls for military intervention in syria and reiterated his view that the u.n. peace plan is the only way to prevent full scale civil war the comments were made this week during his first foreign tour of the his recent inauguration meeting at the ins of germany france and been a real head of the russian e.u. summit in st petersburg. as rebels and government forces in syria trade blame accusations a good a massacre in which at least one hundred eight people including many children died the u.n. orders investigation to find out who's responsible becomes as clashes between syrian government supporters and opponents of neighboring lebanon eight people dead
in fifty. rock bottom for ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak as he begins a life sentence handed down for his part in the killing a bunch of the protesters last year during was closely followed by massive demonstrations across the country thousands rioting in the capital cairo angry that he's not to be executed. and time running out to produce sounds with less than two weeks left for his legal team the following appeal of the whistleblower who says his battle against extradition to sweden in britain is super important sounds and his supporters fear it could eventually meet him being handed over to the u.s. to face espionage charges in the leaking of american diplomatic cables last. next our interview with serbia's a newly elected president misled courage in which he talks about the road ahead for his country as it faces economic difficulties and strives for e.u.
membership. that's what it is mr president thank you very much for giving your time for this interview the international media see you as a nationalist and a right wing however you based your election campaign on good relations with the european union. that is that they are absolutely right i am a nationalist but i'm a democrat as well and as far as european values go we will respect them because of our constitution the constitution the coston eats and i wrote together i respect it sincerely i'd like to bring order to serbia the way that germany is organized probably a lot of time will pass until the western press accept me treats me fairly as for many years they've written about me negatively now it's difficult to change that but after achieving victory and unacceptable conditions during an incredibly dirty media campaign it's more probable that the media will change their opinion too
moreover i showed that i want to be the president of all the citizens of serbia i've resigned the position as head of the party that i found it only three years ago and i took it to the top of the serbian political scene i left it as if it was a child when now my objective is to make serbia a developed and successful country and for that i need the support of all citizens not only members of the progressive party of serbia. aren't you afraid you'll lose the support of your traditional value to save your european stone but your voices at the store i'm not afraid because europe is a very attractive partner for serbia and our country should meet almost all the conditions that the e.u. imposes this process should stop only if they ask us to renounce part of our territory i'm referring to kosovo and the talk here until now i've been open and sincere with the citizens of serbia and i'm going to continue cooperating with the people but the moment they impose such conditions i told people immediately i think that's why i won't lose my popularity you know in our country the dismissal of
a president is almost impossible nevertheless my term will last five years only if the citizens allow it if they no longer want to see me in this position i will walk away right now i'm convinced that the politics that i've been representing are the only good politics for serbia be it. in your first statement after the elections you said that serbia will not turn away from the european path and at the same time you promise to hold a referendum where the citizens will have to decide if they want to join the e.u. or not we keep this promise. mistress of the board of the referendum is going to happen we agreed with the democrats that when all the conditions are fulfilled for serbia's entry to the e.u. we will go to the papers with the question do you want to be in the e.u. and they will decide that's how they did it in croatia only a few months ago but only after they had fulfilled all the conditions and when the e.u. had accepted co a share then they organized the referendum i think it's necessary to cooperate with
citizens a lot more than in the past but that doesn't mean that i'm resigned to the european way my only fear is that they'll impose conditions that i personally wouldn't accept but probably the citizens would say that's fulfill it too because we want to be in the e.u. i won with fifty percent of votes and i know that the other half didn't support my ideas that's why i believe that i should ask them to get to these. as is and come to it and i know when serbia is in a difficult economic situation when the country's unemployment rate exceeds twenty four percent on the other side europe also has its problems and it's becoming poorer day by day so why do so still want to become members of the here aren't you afraid that the greek scenario could be repeated in your country not over to queerness you know greece is another thing greece is a member of the e.u. which was spending more money than it could afford because then one day it came out that it didn't have anything left over it took advantage of the e.u. which is not a state but a union of states the trust one another one that serbia is far behind any of the
e.u. member countries who have had a meeting with the foreign affairs minister of slovakia who told me with much concern that unemployment in his country is ten percent i told him that we almost reach twenty five percent and that our debt by the end of the year will probably surpass sixty five percent of g.d.p. which would be a catastrophe for the state either that or most likely it's not the debt at large but the g.d.p. of a state that is too low there's serbia should go on trying to form part of the e.u. which means much more than simply belonging to a union a well organized judicial system which human rights for. them of expression of the struggle against organized crime bribery and corruption of minority rights all these are achievements of the e.u. will serbia enter the e.u. i don't know first of all they have the crisis of expansion today it's clear that we won't be in during the next ten years at the same time they have the existential crisis the euro is a currency that's turning weaker by the day on the other hand it's
a big question how long is germany going to help members of the union that's to say how long should german taxpayer support the countries in crisis i promise to guide serbia to a path where no one could say that we don't want to enter the e.u. but the truth is that the world is a lot bigger is a bit my victory is a victory of the ideology of both the e.u. and russia are not the e.u. or russia. doesn't or that that's interesting you don't see that serbia will have to seize between the e.u. and russia do you think it's possible to keep the right balance between them. you have a call of the level that i prefer not to have to make the choice i'd like serbia to be a home with two doors one to the west and the other to the east serbia simply belongs to the east as well as to the west we have a traditional and deep relationship with russia not only in terms of origin but also in religion with the history customs language we have complimentary industries of we've had exceptional economic relations since the second world war unfortunately we ruined our industry with senseless privatisation which led to
people losing their jobs never the less we have the education we have the will the power and natural resources to collaborate once again with the russian federation at a much higher level since two thousand serbia has moved away from russia until two thousand and eight when russia signed with serbia and energy grids allowing our country to breathe more easily and we're already talking about the construction of south string of large investments in hydro and gas power stations we should have done it earlier because the e.u. shouldn't think that it's our unique partner because this way it could impose really harsh conditions for the country should maintain its sovereignty and also have partners in other places and we shouldn't forget about the brics countries or the arab and african world that cooperate very well with serbia so when we open the doors of serbia to the world we do so for a prosperous future that's why i'll never choose between russia and the e.u. i know where my heart is and everybody in serbia knows that but i also think that
we can be a good bridge between europe and russia and the best partner of russia in the e.u. because they are the. it seems like serbia is always having to meet conditions to become e.u. mendis the other candidates have to join natives what if they want you to join a team. that is. going to serbia will never enter nato as this is the will of the majority of the serbian people and the e.u. will never impose this condition because serbia doesn't have any reason to enter i don't see any sense in its existence but if nato become. as an organization which together with the collective security treaty organization would fight against organized crime in the world then we would have participated serbia is a small country surrounded by nato members there's no one serbia would start a war with we don't need nato to defend us we are militarily neutral and it will stay like that forever are you ready to maintain a dialogue with pristina and with its lead attached just as there are at the very core of this that i'm ready for dialogue but not with hashem tattoo because there
are suspicions that he committed crimes against the serbian people but he cannot negotiate until the investigation his case finishes but i will speak with other representatives of that after the bombing of serbia in one thousand nine hundred nine we left nato in the territory of kosovo we gave them civil and military power but we have our administration in four communities in northern kosovo and the e.u. has asked us to abolish these serbian institutions we responded that we cannot do that because we have a university that hospitals schools and colleges i just follow the constitution and in serbia the president is it's guarantor of our constitution says that kosovo and metohija are parts of serbia that it is with both of. those that do you believe that it is possible to divide casa de in this case what would happen to the serbs living on the territory acquired by the albanians not as good at this moment and from the point of view of the constitution it's not possible and one of the citizens of serbia say yes in
a referendum i don't know but the serbians who live outside these four communities in the north depend on pristina for when making a new lazies the international society especially the united nations should guarantee its absolute security and serbia should guarantee a good life and that's something that serbia avoided a bit and i will do my best over the serbs in kosovo can live from their work without waiting for assistance and depending on the institutions of pristina because this would start the indirect recognition of kosovo independence of the more assertive you had was that they were the. so. all the cities in russia as well as in serbia you hear very often that the hague tribunal is unfair to the serbs do you plan to continue the cooperation with the chinese be you know initiated by the democrats. i've been the team leader who defended voice live shell and i struggled against carla del ponte a for many years even personally in strasbourg we had a very difficult conversation in the presence of many parliamentarians of the
european council the hague tribunal will exist until the situation in the world changes and people have been convicted their people are dying there but the tribunals has the support of all countries and so far no one has launched a process to stop it anyway it will be closed soon because there are only a few processes left and it will close in a fairly negative way for the global justice system as the former president of serbia died in the hague the presidents of croatia and bosnia have not been convicted yet it is discrimination of the serbian people began long ago and today nothing has changed and segregation continues obviously it's not fair but the serbian government adopted a neuron cooperation with the hague tribunal and we have to respect that lauren stand by it like we've enjoyed many injustices in this world. thank you you thank .
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starts on t.v. dot com. the week's top stories here at r.t. president vladimir putin has rejected calls for military intervention in syria reiterating that the u.n. peace plan is the only way to prevent full scale civil war he was speaking on his first foreign tore up his recent inauguration when he met the leaders of germany france and went to roost and of the russian eve summit in st petersburg. as rebels and government forces in syria blame each other with a massacre in which at least one hundred eight died including many children the u.n. orders investigation to find the culprits comes as clashes between syrian government supporters and opponents in neighboring lebanon eight people dead. big protests in egypt as ousted former president hosni mubarak begins a new life sentence for his part in the deaths of hundreds of protesters during
last year's revolution thousands right in cairo and many andree that he's wanted to be executed. and time is running out for julian assange with under a fortnight left for his legal team to follow a last ditch appeal of the written supremum court ordered his extradition to sweden to answer sexual assault on the stations in this spirit could eventually lead to him being handed over to the u.s. to face espionage charges of leaking over american diplomatic cables. to the sunday sports news now when. thanks carrie it's on the morning here indeed in central moscow on a busy weekend in sports are headlines right. court date russia's maria sharapova eases into the last sixteen of the french open courtesy of a straight sets win over china's paying sure why. time running out the chances
dwindle for double amputee oscar pistorius to make the olympics after finishing off the gold in the league. on hardwood hopes the ball team are also seeking a spot at this summer's olympic games podium placing out a qualifying tournament in venezuela next month can achieve it. first tell us we're not a single russian man has made it through to the last sixteen of the french open this the country's last hope youzhny losing his third round match to david for in straight sets spiny for a clay court specialist simply too strong for the twenty seventh seed from start to finish dropping only four games on the way to a comfortable six love six two six two victory he was so disappointed with his display of one speech and used his foot to structure the words sorry and. elsewhere a fourth seed andy murray showed no signs of his recent back injury as he claimed
a no nonsense win over colombia. to reach the last sixteen also into the fourth round is a man seeking a historic seventh trying to. feel nadal donning eduardo went straight. to the. no i stopped a little bit. as good as i did i mean the brain used to. stop a little bit my legs and they had to break and i thought that if so they were with my with myself but in general these are the big that for me a. good feeling. over in the women's game there was further heartbreak for russian players on saturday with two of the three in action exiting the prison internment no problem for maria sharapova though the siberian native dominating china's paying six two six one meaning she will drop probably struck the first week of action the french open is the only grand slam the twenty five year old is yet to win. in the
last sixteen. however the on seeded russian pushing wimbledon champion petra feat of all the way her third round match taking the second set but it was then when her czech opponent turned on the gas six two four six six one the final. on the c.f. public chunk of a is also i think the russian going down in two sets to the czech republic of all of us who as i mentioned in our faces sure enough of while defending champion through to the last sixteen zero three said we know over america's pristine. approach it's all nicely to international football where the netherlands seem to be shaping up very good ahead of next week's european championships the overrun year going to town and northern ireland in a friendly on sunday evening the first call coming eleven minutes in a well we're corner finished off by robin van persie the packed arena faithful then got to see another brilliant set piece four minutes later mull of the match wesley schneider the scorer from percy would net from
a spot kick before the dutch went on to make it four before the break fell a finishing off a great team move here. he would get a second seven minutes after the break but the right wasn't completed on till a dozen minutes from time lower not being home six nil netherlands the biggest a feat for northern ireland russia's opening world cup qualifying group opponents in over half a century. meanwhile over in england premier league side aston villa have confirmed paul lambert as their new manager lambert pictured here whilst working for his former club city. sunny a three year deal of villa park he got the canaries to respectful twelve place in the top flight last season after a back to park promotions butts resigned after being refused permission to speak to villa the forty two year old replaces former scot alex mcleish he was sacked after the villains finish just two points above the relegation zone. athletics were
double amputee sprinter oscar pistorius is facing more bumps in the road to its historic elim pick aspirations the four hundred meter specialist finishing last a diamond league meet in oregon with two time beijing games gold medalist to show on merit taking top honors south african running on prosthetic legs finishing with a time of forty six point eight seconds below the olympic a standard of forty three point three meanwhile run time reigning world champ james to win it in the time of forty four point nine one seconds behind his native crisp rondo in the second after james's appeal for a false start was dismissed on the runner disqualified angelo taylor was third while pistorius will now look to prove himself next weekend in new york on the african championship degrees. while strong winds assist new young in winning the hundred ten metre hurdles but also took a bite out of his world record aspirations the two thousand and four olympic gold medalist equally rubbles two thousand and eight more of twelve point eight seven seconds but
a strong breeze notified the feat another athens gold winner justin gatlin also taking victory on the day a strong start never a gallon forte but the thirty year old again made up for a sluggish beginning to finish strongly in a time of nine point nine zero. the reaming fastest man in the world wasn't in oregon meanwhile instead you saying bolter was marching down the catwalk in london the twenty five year old stopping by in this summer's olympic host city the shoe off to make his kit for the games both recently failed to break the ten second barrier while competing in the one hundred meters at a diamond league meet in the czech republic giving his rival some hope. then points back to talk the season's fastest time of nine point seven six seconds in room a week later. this is one of those things came to look good in the first and it was as. i've learned from experience as you should from every experience so. we're.
just i think came back strong let's talk all for spencer levine is finally in prime position to win his first tournament on the p.g.a. tour the twenty seven year old holding a one stroke lead heading into the final round at the memorial levine moving up from second place thanks there for cyclists eagle on the fifth hole three bogeys whoever kept the american from increasing his gap over the fields overnight leader rory seventeen went on the spot the south african finishing second on seven under his shot on the eleventh hole his only birdie on the back nine rickie fowler he's a further two shots back well tiger woods is right behind tiger and i four shots off the lead despite carting four bogeys on the back by. moving on to the hard road finally we're team russia half there i said firmly in place of those alleged big games the polish can book their birth next month the other qualification tournaments in venice will arch and gregorian sticks out the
story. russia's national basketball team needed to become first or second at the last year's european championship to get a straight ticket to the olympics at andrei kirilenko and his team mates finished the tournament just to play slower than their quiet clinching bromance against macedonia this means russia now has to take part in the qualifying event which starts on july the second even israel is the first three teams will secure their place in london and head coach david block is confident his men can achieve their aim i think we have a good team and i think we've proven that over the years. you know three teams out of twelve make it so i'm not a mathematician but that's twenty five percent chance right so. hopefully will hopefully will make those chances a little bit better than that while preparing for the qualification event russia will play friendly games against macedonia greece lithuania and great britain lot will have a squad of seventeen players at his disposal however to play securely and can
happen will join discord later as the dual were given time off after a long club season while russia's experience guard sergei because we'll miss the tournament after picking up any injury sergei played a big role in all of the major competitions in the last seven years so his losses is a problem force. but we have other talented players and other guys that have stepped in. to fill the position and hopefully they can they can do the job and draper and save each is another day after he was taken to hospital with a spine injury earlier this week but despite these problems the team spears a high and everybody feels passionate to fulfill the task and book a place for london games is great you know people are happy to be here you know some. training camp so we're excited will still for us i guess you could say i'm
just excited to go to them so russia's first opponents in qualification will be south korea followed by the dominican republic while the final games for july of zero eight and with the women's team already qualified for the olympics the man will certainly try to do their best to make them. party mosco. a busy sporting summer awaits all rhonda not your sport whether it's next.