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it's a high stakes game of cat and mouse says judy this speaks to avoid extradition to sweden claiming it's silent here at the at the doing in the sea and land in. egypt 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 it's a protest rage over the military is relentless hold on power. mainstream media goes all out against those opposing intervention in syria with high top reports warning of imminent war games to be held in the country thousands of warships jets and tanks but.
what you are going to live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program now a dramatic new turn in the case of the world's top whistleblower join us on just pleading for a political asylum adequate doors embassy in london after the u.k. supreme court gave the go ahead for his extradition to sweden to answer sex assault allegations assad has repeatedly claimed the cause of the case is politically motivated and being driven by washington as r.t. sarah first now explains. of course we've seen him take this dramatic step handing himself over to the ecuadorian embassy seeking asylum now when he when he entered the ecuadorian embassy and presented himself he made a statement and said that in that we know that he made no to his home country that's australia saying that they were ignoring their obligations to protect that it being persecuted politically now certainly as the cases unfolded we haven't seen so much support for sanction is calls coming from australia the australian prime
minister releasing a statement saying that australia continues to offer consular support but clearly that wasn't enough of a guarantee for all his legal team now in that statement he made he'd also talk to the investigation of the political crimes in the us and a country where the death penalty is still in full so perhaps that you see 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 evaluating his request and so bit of a waiting game now we see what the response to that is while 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 application for protective asylum should a no we be interpreted as the government of ecuador interfering in the judicial processes of the united kingdom. well it's been a long old legal battle eighteen months of legal wrangling for songe and his legal team now remember that julian assange should never actually been charged he's wanted for questioning if a sexual assault allegations he saw at the end of last month the u.k. supreme court rejected his appeal against extradition to sweden and we know julian assange she previously on his show a nazi he didn't the president of ecuador we know the president certainly was a fan of wiki leaks certainly that they seem to get along we can hear a little extract from that interview now i think.
it is really a pleasure to meet you julian least in this way and. to the club of the persecuted . thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. that's only we have to avoid every day. here at google's record of human rights it's already being criticized that's a very interesting point because of course the u.k. government 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 us on just 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 really running out of legal options and say that this doing all available options to them but certainly i mean there's no guarantee that this is going to pay off and
so certainly there's a lot at stake for him here first reporting there now cleric softly the artists and we can lease activists as asylum in ecuador is the best chance for songs 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 looks like join a son should have a plan b. if his request for asylum a stern down by a quick door in one of his shows aired here on our interview the tunisian president who said the whistleblower would be received with open arms and the arab state it is it is very nice to see you are you know i have always been you martin 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. think you. can catch all of us on just previous programs on our website just log on to sound dot com. new york based author and political analyst have gone your has no doubt julian assange is in washington sights and she also says he's application
for asylum to ecuador is unlikely to affect the country's relations with the u.s. as they are already almost as bad as a gets. well technically the u.s. and student 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 assange 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 any way between the government and washington or washington accuses ecuador of being a government that is violating democratic principles about its being an expression of the most of it unfounded it's just because it's no longer government subordinate to us agenda so you know you can only really make
a relationship that's already pretty tense because we have been saying assad just controversial interview show airs right here on our team talking to pakistan opposition leader imran khan in the latest edition he says that it was only through we can makes that his country learn about corruption in the leadership. related to . the wiki leaks made not just. the middle of the world but in. the with the little of these two fears that one just is you know who was sucking up to the marriage in the same. driver telling them how they were. sucking up to them and. giving completely opposite state it was a really specially this one really this is this guy that was the. leads this religious body. and he lived to the minute and he said look if you backed me to
become the prime minister i don't know what we were born we do. and he's considered the most anti american politician so he was it was a. it really exposed a lot of. wonderful show he's on next hour here on r.t.e. and of course we'll keep you up to date with the latest on filling the sound and his surprise asylum request. there hasn't been anything yet on t.v. . it is to get the maximum political impact. the full source material is what helps keep journalism on us we. we want to present. something else. watching our team 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 as long as candidate and the former prime minister in the deposed regime 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 skaf 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 water 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 prison to a military hospital most egypt since all skeptical 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 so no doubt they'll be having a sit in at least in the midst day also before those official election results come on thursday the fundamental question though when are skiing just tough people in tough here feel about the news that mubarak has died away otherwise is the question whether or not his death would make a difference to people here on the streets in the gentleman's who is actually no thirty four people he came out and called for him to step down from power last february mubarak for them is dead whether he is dead physically or not makes little difference he's dead in their hearts and in their minds and most egyptians though on skeptical 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 that. reporting there are enough still to come for you in the program a bargain for progress iran is ready to trade for your cooperation for the lifting of sanctions against iran paves the way for a diplomatic escape from political stalemate. looming breaks economies challenge america's long standing dominance over the international monetary fund as a group of twenty most industrialized nations needs in mexico. u.n. monitors say they're staying put in syria despite having suspended their mission after a spate of attacks targeting down the observers are now asking for safety guarantees from this year in factions but so far only the government has agreed with the
opposition failing to follow suit art is more important 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 missions 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 of the observers the government express that he clearly in the last couple of days i did not see in the statements from the opposition to it 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. a 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 a an escalating conflict in syria there is 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 were in of ordinary reporting there now meanwhile former u.s. presidential candidate senator john mccain has called for washington to bypass the u.n. and launch a military strike on syria camilla trochee a contributing editor for the online magazine syria common says it's just part of a well established cycle there are too many players. trying to achieve something
out of this crisis this is a very very complex prices you know we. want to prove that it's it's forces in syria which are trying to topple the regime so this has been a cycle where there is uma devices and there is this case again because they would like to go in this preserve states that's going to help them cope with it if you will in almost so long as you have so many forces. excited about the world that is that in general it was just they were they were. going to get there through this information as usual so like they did before the united order and before. intervening in afghanistan in the late seventy's or so there was a feeling some information. while the media war rages outside syria we've been hearing an insider's view of how it's affecting the regime of bashar asad shabani political and media advisor to the syrian president told r.t.
of her views on the uprising and international coverage of events in her country or her four interview is coming your way soon this hour but here's a preview. there are. tens of the channels. made themselves part of the war on syria and citing sectarian war. facts about what's happening in our country it can do a lot of damage the media war because when your. religious men and fighting sectarian hatred among the thin people there are many people who fall victim to do this in the unfortunately the media would throughout history could be very damaging. but effective. iran will fully cooperate with the international atomic energy agency if all saying sions placed on the country are lifted to iran'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 often of has 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 b. 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 arabian chief negotiator saeed jalili had a welcome to the top of the level talks saying this is something that the iranians have been asking for all along he reiterated the arena and position that the right to enrich uranium isn't in the helium old mode right of the iranian people but he had also hoped expressed some us some 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 had to read it by the israeli president to the media interview on monday but 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 forward so not all hope is lost as of yet the sick often of reporting there are ways of resolving political crisis between iran and international powers have been the subject of intense debate in today's cross-talk here's a preview of what's coming at eleven thirty g.m.t. . policymakers have said going to go clearly they've been affected you suggested the sanctions on fixing the policy that's what i'm saying and again i. can assure you that i mean i know what i think gentlemen is you know we did use will sanctions i'm going to tell you just words regime change there i mean that's the difference
of opinion here and it probably won't happen ok sanctions alone won't do that well i'm not sure about that but i'm talking more. communicate clearly i'm talking about the injustice of it i think it's incredibly uncivilized to hurt innocent person a so innocent person they will go after a guilty person but tensional a guilty person be. now the breakthrough of a five leading emerging economies has been seeking greater sway over the i.m.f. at 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 a lot of reporters return to the parties going it's to count their reports it was an encounter 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 they are spread 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 is 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 but what would dress the coolie as he pointed out. the situation what would lift the tensions around the issue would be the u.s. russia and iran being as 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 for an option. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world patmos president carter martinelli says he's restoring plans to sell off some state assets following
protests in the country's capital students trade union groups and opposition politicians joined the demonstrations outside the national sample of protesters claimed the plans include selling off stakes and utility telecommunications companies to boost government spending in the run up to next year's elections the government denies the allegations. 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 the new government after falling one hundred fifty one seats short of being able to rule them all with a left wing a series of party finished in second but have refused to join any coalition that follows the terms of the country's at a national bailout. pakistan's ruling party says it except the dismissal of prime minister yousuf raza gilani following his conviction for
contempt of court two months ago he was found guilty for refusing to reopen a corruption case against the country's president and he refused to step down which led to protests calling for him to be banned from holding office. ok time now to see what's happening in the world of business and as we're hearing investors in asia we're optimistic but traders in europe are sitting on the fan so do tell us more. about optimism in asia we witnessed a rally but in the european effect. it will pessimistic out as investors across the globe always sing a full the federal reserve more actually policy amazing on the outcome of it will they or will they not inject tash there right now the european market is also nothing of the really day. we've also called reports coming out that germany will allow the european financial stability facility to bully bonds of the debt stricken countries to really drive down those boring costs of this we have the likes of.
really exceeding those euro area high that comes after the g. twenty leaders told europe to really pull it out those yields on the bonds get them down to more respectable levels as you can see just the puts it around a third of that down for the dax it's pretty much the same really the going into the common currency we see how that we have to do with sentiment at the moment it's one twenty six seventeen i used to have moved on to two in the last two three hours or so after the ruble it still is a out against the u.s. dollar and the euro and this session today all right it's going to the russian markets to see how they're forming as we enter the afternoon session and i kicked off a lot and it's just a downward spiral are a lot of friends really they didn't follow from those asian sentiment we had. the altar yes i've got them down in my states around six tenths of a cent in negative territory without a minus publicly not so all the moves and shakers on the my specs i've got roussel
it is heading further down three point eight percent in negative territory so it's low and that's despite the news that is teaming up with the chinese bank to build a factory worth eight hundred fifty dollars million dollars in siberia they say the world's largest alum in new produce is having troubles with debts which are now starting at over eleven billion dollars now rootless so shares are trading in the home column but we have a proxy for that here in russia you can see the financials as bad bank is even worse off than before is one point four percent down the loo called yes grab a hold of that have a slight gain of one basis point so with that in mind that have a look at the oil prices and see what's going on now it must be said it's a roll of choppy day out sheaf of commodity today's not really quite sure what direction to go in below the sentiments to absorb the federal reserve of course the meeting going on and speculation to do with that we always have at the g twenty meeting every word this also from those leaders is really kind of absorbed and
taken in and analyzed and people want concrete solutions us to the european sovereign debt crisis was the main theme so far i want to talk about asia as well if i may cause this and positive sentiments going on and that was helping out oil earlier on in the session last i saw you we saw a rally earlier on the nikkei that. sent up this talk about japan because they had some really great export figures coming out. i want to talk about this because exports jumped ten percent in may and that's actually the most in seventeen months due to the easing concerns over the slowdown of the global economy that's what they were saying now shipments to china japan top trading partner rose for the first time in eight months while deliveries to the u.s. jumped by over a third now at the same time imports added nine percent during the month indicating that the domestic demand may be picking up too let's talk about cyprus but europe is pushing cyprus to take
a full bailout package worth ten billion euros resisting the country's attempt to limit the emergency aid to its banking system the lender in focus is the second largest lender cyprus popular bank which took heavy losses due to its exposure to greece while considering a bailout from europe cyprus has also asked russia for a direct loan it might need the both of them. and that's all we've got time probably right about fifty minutes definitely get a thanks very much indeed for bringing us up to speed and in just a few moments i'll bring you the headlines so stay with us.
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