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julian assange has requested to reopen his extradition case is rejected by britain's supreme court a decision bringing the world's most famous whistleblower one step closer to being sent to sweden. egypt highest court orders the dissolution of the country's islamist dominated parliament after a ruling after ruling i should say a third of m.p.'s were elected illegally. but the suicide car bomb explosion injures ten in damascus with syrian officials say terror tactics are being stepped up to pave the way for foreign military intervention.
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by from our studios in central moscow you're watching r t with me and he said now it's good to have you with us our top story in britain supreme court has rejected a request to reopen the extradition case of wiki leaks editor julian assange it brings him one step closer to being sent to sweden where he's wanted for questioning on sex crime allegations now a songs denies all the accusations against him saying they're politically motivated there are fears his extradition could eventually see him handed over to the u.s. as our sara firth now reports. this legal team haven't confirmed yet what their next step will be but of course that is the big question now just what comes next the case of prison calls for ject id that appeal to reopen the case and now really there are only three options that we could see happening here one is that the legal
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team can make an application to the european court of human rights to they can make an application to the high court preventing that extradition order but that's still pretty unlikely that that would be successful and the third option is that you're actually going to see julian assange has extradition now going ahead and he could be under extradition on a plane back to sweden within ten days he does end up going back to sweden there he'll face questioning over these sexual assault allegations now of course it's important to remember that julian assange is never actually being charged he's just facing questioning there in sweden this is always been something the legal team has been very eager to point out and to clarify we've seen a real shift in the coverage surrounding the trial surrounding the man himself of course a very controversial stories coming out of wiki leaks we've seen governments around the world especially the u.s. government absolutely furious as some of the revelations wiki leaks was able to reveal and a lot of his supporters saying that this is
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a mounting to nothing more than a smear campaign and i can paint a silence not just cute innocent but also wiki leaks itself we're going to see as we said this very long legal battle that is already being three continuing now as he waits the what that next crucial steps going to be. but for more on the developments in the case let's now talk to the author and award winning journalist based in london thanks for being with us this evening do you have a strong rapidly running out of options to resist this extradition and what chances do you think he has of managing to stay in britain. i think this is your action is very dangerous indeed i mean it's a bit of a shame the british highest court in the land the supreme court they couldn't even get it right as to whether julian sanjeev been charged at least during a council one on that point because paragraph three of the documents that he had been charged you'd think they'd get that right basically you know the united states
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could be a little bit more could be a little bit more or less obvious about it all hillary clinton was in sweden over the weekend with call built a good friend of call rove the bush white house it couldn't have been obvious the connection between the united states and sweden not one nation in the world has been affected by wiki leaks and julian. personified because that's the way the media like to take on stories the corporate media and he was doing the best for his sources. well it seems you're pretty sure he will in fact be extradited to sweden what happens next as you see it straight to the us or nah. well the sources that i have haven't told me yet whether he is going to plight of european court of human rights which is the final option here in britain but certainly an f.b.i. indictment is currently being written of course the person accused of leaking the
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cable gate. element of wiki leaks bradley manning his dates perhaps in november and january and that case in full flow he won some kind of victory recently but president obama. the other day talking about denying that he deliberately leaks information for electoral advantage one of those pieces was terra tuesday where president obama chooses who to die for my kind of year book using drones i think president obama can and will do with a fillip if he well he must be thinking if he gets extra died from sweden what a great coup it will be for his electorate in the upcoming u.s. elections besides the how of obama could benefit from it what kind of freight do you think is ahead for us if he does end up in the u.s. . we know the united states believes in torture we know that president obama came to power saying it close going time of day didn't do
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so and as i said the latest revelations in the new york times how ironic one of the papers that was initially one of wiki leaks partners revealed how he chooses to kill actually not even just developing nations citizens but united states citizens themselves there are seems a complete reckless abandon when it comes to international law law and order and law for u.s. citizens so how an australian citizen like. i think your viewers will probably guess it is interesting our little support he perhaps gets from australia but it's a shameful day in britain at least the previous judgment five to two not unanimous but this this court here in britain seemingly oblivious and believing that there is no need to argue points of law for a guy who has not been charged with any crime in the united states people have called resuscitation and president obama has even film footage of him saying that
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julian assange is guilty that surely in a normal process would make for a complete farce of any legal case but in the united states an election year and let's not forget how many nations in the world don't like wiki leaks but whatever the case you know people will be sending c.d.'s we know what's going on around the world and people around the world will find new ways of sending information and leaking information to wiki leaks with or without julian assange. just briefly you talked about people turning on a songs he's also criticized for his program here on r t what do you make and again just briefly in the way you've seen he was a hero and now he's a world you know a criminal. the attacks on our t.v. and the mainstream media for even having a show hosted by julian assange you're quite funny you're a you're a kremlin organized outfit which doesn't go quite well with your recent governor
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just preaching demonstrations anyone connected with his is liable for attack and the vitriol of mainstream media liberal media every one of your jealousy and three or plain collusion with the powers that be is is a case that will be will be of historic significance somehow not so much talk about our coverage of rallies as much as a song of course on his show on the kremlin channel option real time see and offer and the word winning journalist based in london thank you very much for your analysis. is it future is looking increasingly uncertain the supreme court has ruled that the parliament must be dissolved meaning in term military rulers again assume all political control of the court found that a third of m.p.'s in the assembly dominated by islamists were elected legally just a few days before the presidential runoff another ruling has allowed the last prime
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minister on the ousted mubarak regime to stay in the presidential race despite thousands demanding a bam on the eve of the court session egypt's government restored the army's power to arrest civilians something that's usually only allowed in a state of emergency cairo based journalist and blogger while ask her believes the move may mean a return to the ways the pre-revolution regime the military would do everything in its power to get your feet to presidency and the point they would take every measure to every oppressive measure to crackdown on dissent and things would be it would reproduce the mubarak regime once again this is an expansion of the military presence presence in egypt and. direct contradiction to the promise of the military to hand over power because at this moment they seem to want to grab on to power by extending the power of the police what has happened is that they've given the police a boost by adding in military officers and personnel that have the same role as the
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police but this time without any kind of supervision because they only respond to a military prosecution and military judiciary and this gives the military impunity to act as they wish without questioning from the civilian parties. well the latest developments in egypt threatened to further escalate tensions between the countries in terms of rulers and the muslim brotherhood which was at the forefront of popular protest meanwhile a prominent expert on the region says egypt is moving away from democracy not towards it and the situation with the election illustrates that trend. so if you think that the elections were completely transparent you have some questions to ask because approximately forty five to fifty percent of us are still supporting the already of all this to come to this result is strange and then
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you see how the candidates were put you know omar suleiman being inside and then the removed him and they kept someone who is ready my sense of all this is that we are not dealing with a transparent process we are dealing with calculation and calculation means that i think that never from behind the scenes the army lost control of the situation so this is in a sense and it might be that even the muslim brotherhood way used to be the visible legitimacy to something which is happening from behind the scenes so they were the instruments of the coming back of the regime. so you can watch that full interview in full i should say later this hour here on r t and more on the turmoil that's gripping egypt is still ahead we speak some of the country's women they say isn't this promise domination of their country that they fear most.
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but first the syrian capital has been rocked by a powerful blast that's left ten people wounded a suicide bomber set off a car bomb near one of the holy a shia shrines which attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims from around the world it's believed the blast was targeting a tour of the police department office located nearby the explosion came just days after the release of a video in which al qaeda second in command called on islamists to help rebel groups fight syrian government forces now the country's ambassador to moscow says they opposition is using increasingly violent tactics to pave the way the foreign interference. with syria is now under an organized terrorist attack some of the world's mean powers are behind those attacks and they also fund terror the syrian government strives to stay committed to the non peace plan but we are constantly provoked by terror groups and we have to respond to those provocations just as the
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syrian government has absolutely no interest in murdering defenseless people just it's armed terrorist groups who are responsible for human rights violations and bloodbath some serious that is being done to justify for me to eventually in the creation of a buffer zones. but the syrian ambassador is also denied that moscow supplying the assad regime with attack helicopters allegations earlier also refuted by the russian foreign minister listen catherine of looks at where the claims came from and the robust response that followed. while the top top u.n. official may have labeled the syrian conflict a full fledged civil war according to the u.s. secretary of state russia could actually be to blame for the escalating crisis secretary of state hillary clinton to raise some eyebrows and stirred some diplomatic controversy on tuesday when she insisted that russian attack helicopters were on their way to syria take a look we have confronted the russians about stopping their continued arms
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shipments to to syria and we are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from russia to syria now washington seem to be caught off guard by a secretary of state hillary clinton's remarks in which stumped even the pentagon's own spokesman can you provide any details as to what kind of helicopters where they live or how are they being delivered. i have not seen reporting that indicates. that the russians are providing attack helicopters to syria and i've just not seen that now while washington was left to sort out its confusion over the comments russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov was very clear in his denial of those allegations that yes they were we are currently fulfilling a preexisting signed and paid for contracts for all of these contracts are related to air defenses only exclusively we do not export to syria or anywhere else for
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anything that could be used against peaceful demonstrators because you believe that's markedly different to the united states which regularly ships such weapons to the region just recently one such shipment arrived in a certain persian gulf state but for some reason the u.s. considers this normal when you're now russian attack helicopters are in hot demand right now that's because the u.s. pentagon spends millions to buy russian made seventeen's on behalf of the afghan air force. moody's has slashed spain's credit rating to nearly junk status that's in the latest blow to a struggling euro zone to the struggling euro zone i should say that's after even leaders agreed to provide spanish banks with the bailout as the country is unable to rescue the banking sector on its own more on what this means for madrid still to come this hour are news to me that imagery think oh is that the business to ask. well basically on the stock market the reaction has been quite moderate so far but on the bond market we did see a jump to a new
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a euro era high of more than seven percent seven point zero one percent in yields for ten year bonds in spain and any value above seven percent means a much higher risk of danger zone of a nation defaulting on its debt but it has since come down to around six point nine percent the yields and this is all because not only moody's downgraded the rating by three notches but is also put the rating on further review so that in the end in the future we could see further downgrades i'll tell you more about that around twenty minutes time. well more on that issue later today on r.t. as max kaiser and stacy herbert focus on what they say is fraud dressed up as rescue measures. spain bailout terms to be agreed within a week or urgency reflects a growing consensus that spanish class might start chain reaction that could topple italy and destroy the euro well you know it's pretty much all a con game and some con games are more well known the other the greeks or the
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spanish or the irish they are the instinct they're too polite to question the con artists because they're some of the talking they wear suits they have nice hands you know they come in there and they talk a good game and they thought well maybe we're wrong maybe we're the ones that need to really examine what our position and they're very polite and the con artist walk out the door with their money step broder get your pockets picked but too big to fail banks don't waste your time a good line is dead look. the ongoing dispute over the falkland islands between britain and argentina will be discussed by un committees later today in new york it's thirty years to the day since the war over the british territory ended around nine hundred people died in the one nine hundred eighty two conflict before argentinean troops around dirt argentina says the british eagerly occupied the falklands which it calls. almost
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two hundred years ago islanders will hold a referendum next year to decide their future political analyst martin mccauley says it's what lies off the eye that's coast that's fueling the dispute. if you like a signal to one's art is that the falklands or is the argentinians call the last move in those wish to stay part of britain and don't wish to become a province of argentina if you look at the language which is coming from what is our use the argentina government is using very very strong language. some people might say threats about security of the falkland islands the falklands. or claimed by spain britain france and even the dutch. do claim. pretty soon one but argentina is concerned about structure it's going to. go. under the water there the idea to you to discover. you know argentina it is
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possible to extend wide through to the falklands. british companies. prospecting for our own to foreclose so we see fighting and. then that makes it. strategically economically very very important and. of course very very wealthy well elsewhere around the world this hour british prime minister david cameron has fined in front of a u.k. media ethics inquiry saying press regulations need to improve cameron has come under fire following the phone hacking scandal at murdoch's now defunct news of the world tabloid british officials were accused of helping the media giant ovoid investigation cameron has also been criticised for the way he handled murdoch's to take over british sky broadcasting. toronto rains have large areas of central china triggering mudslides and forcing hundreds from their homes
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one person is missing and officials have set up shelters to house were displaced by flooding villagers also work to save one man trapped amid the raging waters he was successfully polder sore after an hour of rescue efforts emergency repairs are underway with several highways being destroyed by landslides and cave ins. back to egypt now ahead of the presidential runoff the muslim brotherhood is warning that the military could effectively taken troll of the country even after the election but it's islamist domination some poor most especially the country's women as artie's polis they are discovered. she's young and ambitious and planning to become egypt's next president but she needs to wait ten years until she turned fourteen so she can run not for the sake of you know winnings a seat or so but for the sake of proving that egyptian women can do with but they're not doing it at the moment this woman trying to run for president this time
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around and couldn't even get the fifty thousand signatures to qualify i would usually is for the equality states or the freedom for the dignity and when this value those values when success we can see a woman president but with radical islam on the rise and the muslim brotherhood's candidate making it to the presidential runoff the fact that women played an important role in the demonstrations that brought down mubarak doesn't mean much the number of women in the egyptian parliament has fallen from twelve percent before the revolution to just two percent now and that's despite the fact that some fifty one percent of egypt is female noticeably absent from the presidential election campaign trails was the issue of women rights and women equality leaving many egyptian women to fear that in the post mubarak period their lives will get worse and other dealt. crème has been trying for five years to divorce her husband but divorce is tough to achieve and with an islamic influence it will only get
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tougher i don't want to go out of a deep i don't mind giving up on a financial right even the money left to me by my father who recently died my husband doesn't give me our children any money and he treats me barry badly. after a bit cream is hoping the courts rule in her favor even if that means she'll be out on the street with nothing but she wants the judge to decide soon before hardcore islamists get into power and human rights activists like dr side i bring him are worried the future of a weakened state through the role of women. the full equality of women. living in the under my door. and that is the evidence. in the road to progress to develop and so why don't we and might be inspiring her generation and she's received awards from around the globe for her feel is missing tweeting and blogging about the
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revolution more people are asking if it's possible because evolution it was supposed to liberate its people might just been slaving at least a part of it policy r.t. kind. to me they're now joins us with the business in the u.s. economic data is adding to the gloom in europe how are the markets reacting with our to that you know it's a paradox but they are positive right now because all the negative data coming from the united states especially on the jobs market poor jobless claims have been rising for data there c.p.i. has been going down consumer price index so all this negative data is creating hopes that the u.s. government will be stimulating the economy and therefore the dow jones is a point eight percent nasdaq point six percent over in europe is more gloom really because of what's happening with spain's rating and credit situation this rating has been cut by three not just by moody's and with the potential for the cut and
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therefore the x. and z. are down around point three percent the yield was punished bonds have been going up above seven percent for the first time in the euro area and but now they've come down to around six point nine percent as i mentioned earlier this hour. while now the opec meeting has resulted in keeping maintaining production quotas at the same level of thirty million barrels per day which was pretty much expected at the same time credit suisse is forecast of the price of brant for crude to fall to around fifty dollars a barrel by the end of the year but that's only if the escalation of the eurozone crisis takes the worst scenario earlier we talked to the nation's capital in london they say this is highly unlikely. we have seen. well at fifty dollar level it's not the broadway out of the possibilities but i find it difficult imagining that anyone in there you know was an existing supply demand environment would be taking fifty
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dollars a barrel as their base case assumption. you know that's the spare capacity to still get a limit at it is it is at the end of the day is going to be that of them but by what happens to the demand trends both in china and europe but i mean if you're talking about fifty dollars oil your talking about global broad based economic collapse and i might not be an economist and you know i'm just i'm just an oil analyst but they don't think we're anywhere close to that yeah. well luckily right now we're prices are far away from a fifty dollars a barrel light sweet is fifty four cents more than eighty three dollars a barrel on the back of those opec quotas kept at the same level second to what's going on in a rush this is the closing picture with your two years down half percent of my six belleview changed moving them isaak's financials were pressuring the index down half a percent on bt b. and energy shares were mixed with lukoil better than the market up point three
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percent. also in currencies we have seen the russian ruble for against the euro and the dollar but pretty much the same amount as we saw gains in the previous session meanwhile the euro on the back of these this bad data coming from the united states has been gaining massively against the dollar now above one point two six. russia says it's ready to provide that stricken cyprus with an emergency loan of five billion euros the requests came after top cypriot banks were downgraded due to their high exposure to the trouble to trigger chrono me last year russia provided republic with two and a half billion euros this is equivalent to ten percent of the country's g.d.p. cyprus is g.d.p. richard haynesworth from rating agency risk rating explains why. russia is so generous towards so interest. russia has a very vested interest to make sure that cyprus continues to function the most
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russian but it's of course their investments in cyprus very many companies. in cyprus but most of the financing of the russian from it is a very much in russia's interests. that the economy of cyprus may remain stable. more for me in fifty five minutes all right well for you then thanks for that update. now in a couple of minutes we ask a prominent mideast academic whether there is still hope for democratic development in egypt that's after the headlines and this short break.
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