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trying to corporations through the day. but it's a high stakes game of cat and mouse says julian assange seeks to avoid extradition to sweden claiming its silence at the ecuadorian embassy in london. if convicted former leader hosni mubarak is reported to be clinically dead after a stroke the country is in a limbo after the presidential runoff vote last progress rage over the military's relentless hold on power. the mainstream media goes all out against those opposing intervention in syria with high top records warning of an imminent war games to be held in the country involving thousands of warships jets and tanks.
it's eleven am in the russian capital you're watching r t with memory to joshua welcome to the program at dramatic new turn in the case of the world's top whistleblower join a sound is pleading for political asylum at ecuador's embassy and on that after the u.k. supreme court gave the go have for his extradition to sweden to answer sex assault allegations a son she has repeatedly claimed the case is politically motivated and being driven by washington well for more on this let's now cross to sara for us what is sara so tell us what's forced to say to seek political asylum from ecuador. well there wasn't long left to go until a son should have been handing him self over to the british authorities and then would have faced extradition to sweden where he faces questioning over the sexual assault allegations of course we've seen him take this dramatic step handing himself if it's the doing and the seeking asylum now when he when he entered the
ecuadorian embassy and presented himself he made a statement and it's that in that we know that he made no to his home country that's a strange thing that they were ignoring their obligations to protect assists and that it being persecuted politically now certainly as the cases unfolded we haven't seen so much support for sanjian is calls coming from australia now yesterday the australian prime minister releasing a statement saying that australia continues to offer consular support that clearly that wasn't enough of a guarantee for songe all his legal team now in that statement dream eighty two also talk to the investigations the political crimes in the us and a country where the death penalty is still in full so perhaps that gives you some idea of what was going through. his mind when he took that step of course this is always been less about avoiding extradition to sweden where certainly pretrial detention in that country much harsher than it is here in the u.k.
but far more concerning was that it would have been much more easy for him to be extradited to the u.s. and that's always really been a big focus now the ecuadorian embassy is released a statement saying that the value waiting his requests and so bit of a waiting game now whilst we see what the response to that is. well the department says mr saunders obligation mr sons will remain at the embassy under the protection of the ecuadorian government the decision to consider mr sanders for protective asylum should a no way be interpreted as the government of ecuador interfering in the judicial processes of the united kingdom. has been a long road legal battle eighteen months julian assange and his team have been fighting that we saw at the end of last month the u.k. supreme court rejected his appeal against extradition to sweden and so really i think julian assange and his team running out of options here before he would have
been extradited to the u.s. and as he said the main concern really would be then that it be much more easy for him to be extradited to the united states what are what are the chances are he'll receive protection from ecuador actually. but it's hard to know this point and we know julian assange should previously on his show on r.t. had interviewed the president of ecuador they seem to hit it off in that meeting we know that the president certainly was a fan of wiki leaks it made notice that in his interview he actually spoken about the u.s. diplomatic cables which the legs had released saying that you know that strengthened their country spoke about the work that wiki leaks did for press freedom say when they certainly that they seem to get along we can hear a little extract from that and. i'm like i don't think.
it is really a pleasure to meet you julian least in this way and you're welcome to the club of the persecuted. thank you. thank you. just thank you. that's only we have to avoid every day. welcome to the club of the persecuted you heard the president saying that to him that will julian assange will his appeal for their asylum be welcome and we're not too sure about that yet what is going to be interesting though is that when the doing foreign minister released the statement it did make note that wasn't going to take into account international law they're also going to continue that policy policy they say of defending human rights now here. is record of human rights is already being criticized that's a very interesting point because of course the u.k. government's come under heavy criticism throughout its handling of julian assange
case of course the country putting itself forward as a defender of human rights itself but a lot of the songes supporters feel that it's failed miserably on that point so it'll be very interesting to see what's happening but as he said julian assange is to really running out of legal options and say that this chewing all available options to them but certainly i mean there's no guarantee that this is going to pay off and so it's certainly there's a lot at stake for him here all right sara thanks very much indeed for bringing us this update. and cardstock way the artist and we can exact of us as asylum in ecuador is the bast chance for sanj to continue his work in making revelations about the u.s. . we're not so worried about him going to sweden actually that's that's just small business what we're most worried about is him getting extradited to the united states and it's being orchestrated by the department of justice and
most of the mainstream media doesn't seem to know about it because no one is allowed in and this is been going on simultaneously as bradley manning's trial i would say it's a fifty fifty chance either it does or doesn't i pulling for it sounds like this is a very good option so that julian can continue to do the great work he has been doing for journalism ecuador would be a very good choice i think the likelihood of an extradition from ecuador is a lot less than it would be from sweden or the u.k. now it looks like julia sands could have a plan b. if his request for asylum is turned down by door and one of his shows aired here on r t a songe interviewed the tunisian president has said the whistleblower would be received with open arms in the arab state it is it is very nice to see you are you know i have always been you really go for the job you have done and i think really we.
i wish you the best you know. if you never have some problems that you would be would come with the news you. all of us our just previous programs on our website just log onto a songe dot r.-t. dot com. and you are based author and political analyst have a collier has no doubt julia sizes and washington signs she also says his application for asylum doors unlikely to affect the country's relations with the u.s. as the are already almost as bad as it gets. well technically the u.s. shouldn't have any kind of public at least legal interest in the case because as of right now there's been no admission on the part of the united states government that they're pursuing any kind of legal action against julian a son however obviously we know that washington has been pursuing him secretly now for over a year or so what i think is that there may be some kind of. more sort of clandestine
pressure coming out of washington against ecuador but the relations aren't great anyway between the government or and washington or washington accuses ecuador of being a government that is violating democratic principles the balance between expression and most of it unfounded it's just because it's no longer government that's subordinate to us agenda so you know you can only really make a relationship that's already pretty tense as we've been saying assad is controversial interview show airs right here on our team talking to pakistan opposition leader emraan khan and away this edition he says that it was only for we can make that he's come from lauren about corruption in the leadership. related to you back to. the wiki leaks made not just. the middle of the world but in. the with the little of these two faced politicians
you know who was sucking up to the marriage in the same. right telling them how they were. sucking up to them and. giving completely opposites to it was a really specially this one really this is this guy that was the. leads this really is this is logical and he needs to do in the middle and he said look if you need to become the prime minister i don't know whatever you want to do. and he's been sort of the most endearing and well it just. so he was it was a. it really exposed a lot of. how full show is on later this hour here on our t.v. and of course we'll keep you up to date with the latest on join the sound and he's surprised asylum request. there hasn't been anything yet on t.v. . it is to get the maximum political back to. the
source material is what helps keep journalism. we want to present. something else. this is our to live from moscow now there are unconfirmed reports from egypt that convicted former president hosni mubarak is clinically dead after suffering a stroke the news comes as a nation awaits the results of a presidential runoff between an islamic candidate and a former prime minister in the deposed regime wallace leader is in cairo. we are hearing reports from the state media that he is committee did but these reports have been refuted by the ruling staff the ruling military which insists that he has not died but says that he is in a critical condition we're also hearing from his lawyers that he's in a coma and that he's suffering from looser to the lungs the one factor that all
sides do seem to agree on is that late on tuesday the former egyptian president did suffer a stroke but it's not clear whether that stroke happened before during or often he was moved from the prison to a military hospital most egypt to kill about this news most people here one verified confirmed reliable and solid information before the election i believe that the former egyptian president has indeed died thomas which is dimming we have seen in the last hour or so people slowly making their way back home although there are some die hard sun and no doubt they'll be having a sit in at least in the next day also before those official election results come on thursday the fundamental question though when asking just how people in time here feel about the news that mubarak has died away otherwise is the question where they will not see his death would make a difference to people here on the streets in the gentleman's who is actually you
know certainly for people he came out and called for him to step down from power last february who barred for them is did whether he is dead physically or not makes little difference he's dead in their hearts and in their minds and most egyptians though ask it tickled about the news of his death and talking to people here in town this way many say that they believe it's actually a ploy by the ruling generals to detract attention away from the fact that in recent days they have been making an attempt to grab power to detract attention away from the fact that they have issued this interim constitution the fact that they've essentially made themselves the law makers of egypt essentially what they say is that this is a ploy on their. side and that is why they don't believe it because they reporting there in a sort of company in a program a bargain for progress iran is ready to trade for nuclear cooperation for the lifting of sanctions against iran paves the way for a diplomatic escape from political stalemate. the booming breaks economies to
challenge america's longstanding dominance over the international monetary fund as a group of twenty most industrialized nations meets in mexico. u.n. monitors say they're staying put in syria despite having suspended their mission after a spate of attacks targeting down observers are now asking for safety guarantees from the syrian factions but so far only the government has agreed with the opposition failing to follow suit are just more important i has more. the head of the united nations supervision mission in syria general robert mood briefed the u.n. security council on the state of syria and more importantly his decision to suspend the mission's activities according to general mood supervision mission in syria can resume once he feels that the observers will be safe and secure as they monitor syria he says the government has made a commitment to ensure the safety of the u.n. workers but so far the opposition group has not the commitment of the government
the opposition to the safety and security and the freedom of movement told the observers the government to express the that he clearly in the last couple of days . statements from the opposition here as the head of the u.n. mission in syria was briefing the international community about the crisis taking place in the country media outlets many of them were reporting stories indicating that russia was sending or attempting to send attack helicopters to syria a claim that russia has denied there was another somewhat outrageous report about some legit military exercises that were scheduled to take place between russia syria china and iran now the reason i say outrageous is because when you listen to the numbers of this report claiming that ninety thousand soldiers would be
participating one thousand tanks one hundred warships that sounds like a humongous exercise to take place between countries and of course to include one country in the midst of his own conflict now the russian foreign ministry immediately deny this report saying it had no merit there were no facts to it and also russian officials say that those reports. being unleashed by many western media outlets are part of a false information campaign being spread about syria so it is more important than ever right now with this considering the state of the syrian crisis for the information that is being provided by media outlets to be factually supported so here we see that the international community is not just dealing with an escalating conflict in syria there's also an escalating information war taking
place outside of the country and most recently it is being aimed at russia by many western media outlets ranford are reporting there meanwhile former u.s. presidential candidate senator john mccain has called for washington to bypass the u.s. and launch a military strike on syria. a contributing editor for the online magazine syria comment says is just part of a well established cycle there are too many players. trying to achieve something out of the studio crisis this is a very very complex prices you know we were only was wont to prove that it's it's forces in syria which are trying to top of that regime so this has been a cycle where that is you my vices and the way it is they gain because they would like to go in this preserve us it's the best we've had them up with that is you know in the almost so long as you have so many forces. excited to the growth of the euro option that is that in general it was just they were they were. going to get
there through this information as usual through like they did before the attack or before. intervening in afghanistan in the late seventy's or so that it was you doing some information. by the media war rages outside syria we've been here again insider's view of how it's affecting the regime of bashar asad but honea siobhan political and media advisor to the syrian president told r.t. of her views on the uprising and international coverage of advance in her country well her full interview is coming your way next hour but here's a preview. there are. tens a pleased of the channel. made themselves part of the war on syria and citing sectarian wars. about what's happening in our country it can do a lot of damage to the media war because when your. religious men fighting sectarian
hatred among the therion people there are many people who fall victim to do this incitement the unfortunately the media war throughout history could be very damaging. but effective. iran will fully cooperate with the international atomic energy agency fall saying sions placed on the country are listed tehran's chief negotiator has offered the deal to the group of six world powers during their two day talks in moscow trying to bridge the gap between the sides are just loosely covered of as more from the meeting. the e.u. foreign policy chief catherine ashton said that they have made some serious progress on certain issues but warns of that significant gaps remain in the two sides positions the next round of talks essentially is going to be a technical level meeting of nuclear experts that has been scheduled for july third in istanbul the iranian chief negotiator saeed jalili had
a welcome to the technical level talks saying this is something that the arrhenius have been asking for all along he reiterated the the arena and position that the right to enrich uranium is in the in the illegal mode right of the arabian people but he had also hoped expressed some muslim hope that sanctions against iran would be lifted of course there has not been any agreement on that we have to keep in mind that israel has threatened to attack iran over its nuclear plans if a diplomatic solution isn't found that is a serious threat that was we iterated by the israeli president to the media interview on monday we also have pressure for the u.s. president probably by this congress to essentially abandon talks that again some progress it does look like this round of negotiations actually merited and at least a few inches of steps both work so not all hope is lost as of yet this government reporting there now brigs group of five leading emerging economies has been seeking
greater sway over the i map of the g twenty summit in mexico with a pledge of seventy five billion dollars the gathering was the first meeting between the russian president and his american counterpart since one report his return to the kremlin as r.t. is going to chicago now reports it was an encounter that was visibly strained by the differences between the two. the brics the group of the world's largest emerging markets are making an additional contribution to the i.m.f. that money can be channeled to europe if the crisis there spreads those emerging economies brazil russia india china and south africa also pushing for reforming the international monetary fund which is why they dominated by the u.s. and europe they want to have a say on how that money is spent and as president putin pointed out a more balanced on a map would become a better tool to react to global economic challenges on international issues on syria president putin said it's nobody's rights to decide for syria who's their legitimate leader and who is not except for the syrian people themselves from
president obama's statements it was clear that the u.s. will continue pushing for regime change in syria on the sidelines of the summit president putin had a very long meeting with president obama over to our worst who was behind closed doors but then the leaders came out with a joint statement they said both russia and the u.s. eventually share one goal and that is a peaceful syria where syrians get to decide their own future but russia and the u.s. have seem very differently on how to reach that goal and as president obama said this tuesday the differences are not go anywhere also president putin was asked about the controversial missile defense shield in europe he was asked about whether president obama's reelection would bring about a breakthrough on the issue and he said he believes the u.s. is going to carry on with the shield plans no matter what. the president is the would dress the coolie as he pointed out any situation what would lift the tensions
around the issue would be the u.s. russia and iran saying this it will partners in building and managing the ship that's the kind of partnership that russia has been putting forward for many years now the one that its partners are not taking. now look at some of the stories making headlines around the world talks between three political parties in greece are expected to resume after negotiations to form a coalition broke up late tuesday night the conservative new democracy party is expected to lead a new government after falling one hundred fifty one seats short of being able to rule alone the left wing stories of party finished in second body refuse to join any coalition that follows the terms of the country's international bailout. pakistan's ruling party says it saps the dismissal of prime minister yousaf raza gilani following his conviction for contempt of court two months ago. reopen a corruption case against the country's president refused to step down which led to
protests calling for him to be banned from holding office. our right to the world of business now and this time we are taking a look at europe as the bow has now wrong and there it has exactly is now europe's time to show us wrist gauge what the sentiment is just what hello to the figures and see what they're looking like in the first kind of twenty twenty five minutes or so of trade in the region it's already very much the epicenter of it all and the pressure is very much on that europe and the us as the world leaders the g. twenty they've told europe to oppose it together to overcome the debt crisis calling on tight integration to cut those boring calls in particular the spanish ones to really prevent contagion of the global economy so right that. it's just dropping ever so slightly around two tenths of them for both forces i want to start out stocks so far as hatred and the glut clothing company is out today a three percent after posting positive earnings for the second quarter as are we
watching stocks throughout the day they waited to see how this tense was applying it to the common currency then the euro and see how that's performing as i believe it's lost some traction just recently as just dipped below this is our this is one twenty six eighty five out of the ruble though is losing out to both the u.s. dollar and the year if we check out the russian markets that now in the second hour of trading that they opened and they're heading south a must despite all making a recent comeback in the asian markets surging as well as they didn't follow suit in stays of trading sessions so with that in mind as have a look at some of the biggest blue chips on the my stocks the movers and shakers that result three point eight percent down that's come from the news that apparently resoled is teaming up with a chinese bank to build a statue worth eight hundred fifty dollars in siberia analysts say the world's largest alum a new producer is having troubles with debts which. now standing at over eleven
billion dollars now russo shares are trading in the home column but we have a proxy for them here in moscow as you can see the banking starts to turn some of sent down local as well just pull basis points in negative territory this hour so we'll be watching those in the rue out the day let's see how the asian markets got on today the nikkei is now closed the japanese bulls that and as you can see we saw a bit of a rally this morning a lot of eyes to do with the speculation that the federal reserve is going to intervene to offer a bit of stimulus to really get the global economy growing and that trade is that we're really saying yes please we fancy that idea you got the hang seng there on hoffa percent in positive territory now as far as japan is concerned there were some really positive figures coming from exports and indeed even polls exports up ten percent in may that's the most in seventeen months so that was a real positive figure and asked you to the easing concerns over the global market
right now simply move on we'll have a chat about what. ties so. shipments to china japan's top trading partner rose for the first time in eight months while deliveries to the u.s. jumped over. the same time in pools i did not mind percent during the month and that was indicating that domestic demand may be picking up. now while i'm talking about those japanese figures let's see how the oil market is responding because they were positive as i say the oil markets are to benefiting from that as well as the stimulus that we're anticipating from the federal reserve too as well as the g. twenty leaders saying come on europe sort your house sounds all right now here's what cyprus sound europe is pushing cyprus to take a full bailout package was ten billion euro is now resisting the. country the attempt to limit the amount as the aid to its banking system now the lenten in
focus is the second largest side to cyprus popular bank which took heavy losses due to his exposure to greece now while considering about strong europe cyprus has also also russia for a direct loan signaling it might need. i came back in about fifteen minutes with another update for you definitely thanks very much indeed for this and well we're moments away from the latest program where the world's number one of whistleblower joins us on here on r t that's coming your way right after the headlines stay with us.