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free. video for your media project free video. dot com. arrest or asylum british authorities are ready to detain julian assange for breaching his veil conditions there was a blow right now staying at the ecuadorian embassy in london while that country considers whether to accept him as a political refugee. egypt's former president hosni mubarak is said to be in a coma all amid mounting tensions over who will succeed him after the presidential runoff. and u.n. observers pledged to stay in syria despite attacks on them all amid a raging media war including false reports that tens of thousands of russian and chinese troops were deployed to be deployed right near the country.
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plus some markets. over one percent in the red line has been pretty much. across the board. worldwide news live from the heart of moscow this is artsy with me wrong. julian assange is facing arrest british police say the wiki leaks editor has violated his bail by seeking sanctuary at the ecuadorian embassy in london and the world's most famous whistleblower has asked for political asylum in the latin american country to avoid extradition to sweden sarah firth is at the embassy while our reporter laura smith is near scotland yard both in london and i talked with them just a little bit earlier. over hind these closed doors and julian assange is taking
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refuge at the moment you can see some of his supporters have gathered outside here this morning now still a clear indication of exactly what the decision is going to be of course a huge amount of speculation at the moment now a little earlier on investigative journalist government body and from city university had come out of the building and he had spoken to some of the reporters here and said that the atmosphere inside was warm and that there would be a statement later on today so we'll let speculating at the moment of course the embassy here. evaluating his request it wasn't going to be long before julian assange was going to have to present himself to the british authorities and then he faced extradition to sweden where of course he faces questioning the sexual assault allegations that he's never actually been charged in all at the end of last month after the u.k. supreme court rejected his appeal against the extradition really asuncion his legal
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team we're running out of options now the next big question that everyone's asking right now is why ecuador again a lot of speculation that we do you know that julian assange had previously met the president of ecuador he interviewed him for a show the runs analyse and it seemed to hit it off in the meeting just take a listen to that now. thank you president. as you move it is really a pleasure to meet you julie and least in this way will be welcome to the global persecuted. thank you. first thank you. to avoid every day. over to you know it would you tell us of one of the u.k. or four he's saying at this point. well mainly that if he steps outside the ecuadorian embassy they will arrest him as you were saying earlier he is in breach of his bail conditions which are very strict he's been under them for the last
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eighteen months and one of them states that he has to spend the night at his registered address which is obviously not the ecuadorian embassy and he has been there since yesterday spent the night over there while inside the ecuadorian embassy he's of course out of reach of the police because it's a sanctuary. the moment he steps outside we understand that there are police officers waiting for him they don't exactly know what their orders are but they know that they have to stay there until something happens according to reports says it's working with the u.k. to sort this situation out whatever that means but of course this is not unexpected it was that we didn't think that julian ourselves would just be able to go to ecuador without any kind of repercussions and this is really a last ditch move for him and a very unexpected move of course we know that he's exhausted all his legal options here inside the u.k. he took his case right up to the supreme court which offered him for him an appeal but then rejected it at the last moment so now his only recourse in the legal
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system is to go to the european court of human rights but he evidently doesn't expect that the european court of human rights would be able to help him and of course this is all because of him being wanted for questioning on allegations of sexual assault in sweden no charges have been brought they're looking at sweden is looking to extradite him just for questioning and he has all. with that it's sent to sweden he would be extradited on from that to the united states he's pointed out that the united states is a country where the death penalty is still in force and they have also been reports all through this eighteen month process and confirm they that the u.s. is already building a case against him and. the stakes are very high in this it's really a last ditch attempt to avoid being extradited this case is coming to a claim. he's laura smith reporting right there preceded by our very own a sara now just a bit earlier in the program we did speak to julian assange just mother christina songe she told us it's being abandoned by his native country that's now led to the
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current tide of parents i would like to say is truly in government stand up and had some independence from us foreign policy and to know. what you're doing is accusing a journalist has not been charged with anything and you're on this commitment and done nothing wrong they should have stood up they should have a copy of that the swedish ambassador to the sec but that breaks to iran and they could slice it and take that your pay to respond when they shouldn't they should have protested the immensely to be. the u.k. government it's disgraceful display during a hearing that should persisted to the u.s. that calls are being sought on my son they should have protested over things they've done nothing that i did at the base of the u.s. in persecuting my son. let's not discuss further what might be in store for the world's most famous whistleblower with michael ratner from the center for constitutional rights and
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a legal advisor to julian assange and wiki leaks i live in new york i find becoming a naughty today is so from a legal point of view is this request for political political asylum effectively the last chance for a sandwich do you think. you know i really appreciate our coverage of this i do want to emphasize something that your reporter said in her last part of her interview which is this was really not about going to sweden taking asylum or trying to get asylum in ecuador was not about really sweet if the u.s. tomorrow said we're not going to indict julius onj we haven't indicted julian assange i don't think there'd be any issue i think doing this on it would go to sweden it answer whatever questions whatever happened there would be the beginning of the end of that matter and that would be what this was about was once julian assange gets extradited to sweden and he had to be there by july seventh he goes into a prison in suite that's automatic they don't have bail for this kind of interrogation
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etc in sweden he's in prison in sweden the next thing that happens is whatever happens in sweden the u.s. assuming there's an indictment lodges an extradition warrant in sweden very whatever fight there is he's in prison at that time eventually the u.s. gets his hands on him they stick him in a prison in the united states where we know what they did to bradley manning the private who allegedly did the original whistle blowing on these various documents put into an underground prison stripped tortured no communication with the outside world we know what would have happened to julian assange in the united states what will happen and then we know that he would be facing forty years if not the death penalty certainly life for claims of espionage by the united states so what his action did was he was given really not many choices here it was either wind up in that awful scenario or wind up in the embassy but if indeed if indeed as you are
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suggesting and many a ferry that washington wants him so badly then why hasn't washington just just drummed up some of his own charges just to get him extradited from the u.k. directly. well that was obviously going to be much harder first of all he was already an extra under an extradition to sweden so the u.s. comes in with an extradition and then of course the question is what happens first does he go to sweden first and then of course joining us on the no one hundred percent that he's facing facing a very serious matter in the united states and obviously united states didn't want to let him know and the third reason is extradition in england is not so easy to facilitate their people there have been fighting extradition for seven eight eight years very good lawyers good courts on this are decent you go to sweden it's a small country the u.s. can just bat it around and we have experience with the u.s. batting it around there were early people in two thousand and one that sweden at the behest of the united states at the behest of the cia sent to egypt for torture
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as a result of that and i understand as a linux user has little or no sweet sweden as you're suggesting and many have but before you the sweden enjoys a very very cozy relationship with the united states but as we all know. right now asking for political asylum in ecuador ecuador does have an extradition treaty with the u.s. even if it is granted refuge what are the guarantees that washington will not try to get their hands on in that. look if he's given political asylum you don't extra's extradite your political aside leigh's for the alleged crime that you were given political asylum for he will be given political asylum because he's because of it because he's being persecuted for his political views and actions then the extradition will come in saying well espionage or whatever the u.s. tries to extradite him on there's no way he's going to be extradited on that in addition there's always a political exception in the extradition treaty with with ecuador so there's no way
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he's going to be he's going to be taken out of ecuador by an extradition i mean julian assange at this point has a right i believe to political asylum the question he's facing now of course assuming he gets it from the door and either sooner or later is how does he then get out of the embassy you need a right of safe passage can you get in a car with a flag these are all complicated so right now he is safe in the ecuadorian embassy and let me tell you think about it if you were facing what this you know in the u.s. is actually called people have called for his murder in the u.s. people have called for him to be you know sentenced forever if you're facing they are and that's almost a sure thing when you think about it he is going to sweden he was going to get out of jail he had no other opportunity to file for political asylum no where to go is one thing is in prison there u.s. gets its hands on him and it's done he made really in some sense a very difficult decision obviously extremely difficult because it's not like his
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life is so great right now but it's certainly better than if the u.s. gets its hands on michael run a legal adviser to julian assange and wiki leaks life from new york thanks for coming on today. thank you have you thank you for having me. well i don't forget to julian assange he has his own interview program here on. throughout the day here on the program the latest edition coming your way later this hour if you've missed the any of the previous episodes they are always available on a special section of our website that is a staunch dot com scuse me dawtie dot com. it is true of wiki leaks we've exposed the secrets used. by the united states. illegally. hundred days now being detained with. the.
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day we. can change the world. it's good to have you with us here on r t today egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak is in a coma that's the latest from the country's security officials amid uncertainty over his condition it comes as the results of the presidential runoff are due to be announced on thursday with both candidates claiming victory with this report from cairo. the fundamental question though we were asking just top people in town here feel about the news that mubarak has died away otherwise is the question of whether we're not his days would make a difference to people here on the streets in the gentleman's who is actually you know so people people he came out and called for him to step down from power last february mubarak for them is did whether he is dead physically or not makes little difference he's still in the hearts and minds and he's certainly not
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a political player here egypt is changing from day to day you have the presidential election that happened just last week and you have these conflicting reports of mubarak you have demonstrators back on the streets of tokyo and we do get a sense that there is going to be some kind of showdown if not on tuesday when as he makes an assault on mounds in sometime soon after that the showdown is likely to be between the muslim brotherhood and the ruling military and it's a showdown that's been some time in coming to the muslim brotherhood has been around the lady for eighteen years the only question at this stage that cannot be answered is when will they actually don't happen and want to extend will it be and will it be a massive demonstration when it was on to violence will we see something that is more controlled. reporting what i still had a fear in the program here on our t.v. screens we we're now are going straight to well what's what's coming up here on our to get out of a court extending punishment for political punk rockers known as pussy riot who
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were arrested for performing at moscow's main cathedral find out how russian society is rather split over the issue. while the eurozone is breathing a sigh of relief after the greek socialist leader announced that three parties have agreed on a coalition government following sunday's election that comes after weeks of uncertainty and fears the bailout party would have a majority in parliament however the crisis focused now shifting to spain which is set to see another round of protests on wednesday. reports. that government will be headed up by mr marson leader of new democracy who won in the recent election three way coalition that's what we're seeing at the moment now they're going to be out to drum together one hundred seventy nine seats in this three hundred seat parliament that could prove very crucial going to be passing is a very unpopular austerity likely in the future and legislation associated with it
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greeks they have some monsters but they're still really lacking in many such as the wave of anti austerity that we've seen that build up and with these elections some of the parties in support of it such a new democracy you've been forced to change their tune a bit they say they'll. seek a renegotiation when it comes to the bailout conditions that's something that germany and other states in the years are nor is it a flat no to so that's the situation for them now the key word that's a big word when it comes to the euro zone has always been contagion and that's something three never been more problems the right now when it comes to spain spain may already have to seek one hundred billion euros in order to recapitalize its banks will no more the figures on thursday soaring boreen costs at the moment late reaching that that all and portugal greece all face and they had to seek an all out bailout from the euro zone and that's something many people say the years are simply couldn't afford for spain right now you know when it comes to the economic situation spain facing unemployment was at twenty five percent the highest in the
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euro zone full stop and that's led layby use today laces day they'll be taking to the streets in barcelona to protest the current situation protest against the job cuts we've seen taking place in spain as part of this austerity. group supporting there while the un observers say they are committed to completing their mission in syria seen as key to ending the violence despite the earlier decision to halt it because of security risks observers claim they've been given safety guarantees by the syrian government but not from the opposition and there's been a spate of fighting in the country with a major media war so gathering pace with the reporter who argues we're in a portal. 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
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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 and the opposition to the safety and security and freedom of movement told the observers the government express that it clearly in the last couple of days. statements from the opposition that 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
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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
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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 be aimed at russia by many western media outlets and as marina was just reporting with a full scale media water taking place outside syria we've been talking to one of president assad's main political and media advisors or she should have views on the crisis in the country and the way the turmoil is being covered or you can watch that interview in its entirety next hour here on out c. there are. pens a pleased the charm and home made themselves part of the war on syria and siding sectarian wars. about what's happening in our country it can
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do a lot of them in the media war because when you're. fighting sectarian head to among the syrian 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. fargo north from the arts the world update but for now a moscow court has prolonged the detention period for members of a notorious band who were arrested for singing a political punk song in the capital's main cathedral and the case of the group pussy riot has triggered flare ups on deep division among russians. has the latest from right outside the courthouse. just behind me is being deciding whether the three women the alleged members of pussy riot who took part in
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a demonstration inside moscow's main cathedral earlier this year whether they should be remain in detention now that demonstration children full of a so-called antique government punk rock and accidently splits elements within russian society in fact throughout the day outside of the cold we've seen heat is given to basic asian is spilling over into small scale scenes of violence between on one side groups align themselves with the. church and on the other clues they agree with pussy riots message as well as they saying that these women should not remain in detention should not remain in custody if they haven't been formally charged now the the investigators say that the women should remain in custody because they view them as a flight risk and say that if they were released they could try and escape further investigation also saying that there was a risk that they could take part in the demonstrations that all three women will
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remain in police custody until the twenty fourth of july now it's expected that eventually they will be charged with hooliganism charges this in russia could result in a jail sentence of up to seven years. about reporting do remember there's always more news features and comment on our website let's have a look now and see what's starting. with the nuclear scare shivers down the spines of residents in beijing with. a cloud hanging over the chinese capital for quite some time. also an american navy warship returns home with ten tons of marijuana find out how the marines discovered that drug you can get all the details at r.t. dot com.
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got some other international headlines for you for the world update here on r t french police say that the gunman inside a to lose bank has been captured alive and the four people who took hostage have now been released by the man did fire one shot after his demand for money was denied you also claim to be linked to al qaeda and asked to talk with the police unit which killed the gunman in mohammad and iraq in march killed seven people in three separate attacks and toulouse before being taken out by a police sniper. sixteen people are dead dozens more injured after a motorbike packed with explosives drove straight into an international military convoy in eastern afghanistan civilians on foreign troops were all killed in the attack of the region is a main area of operation for taliban militants now it's the third time in just two days that coalition troops have been targeted after
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a base and police checkpoint in the south were attacked just yesterday. for the really good to see you know the russian markets ended on a rather negative note as you said earlier we haven't seen any major moves yet there are some positive reports came out. and that's why it's so interesting to see what's happening today because normally this is something that investors have been waiting for and this should result in numbers going higher but we're not really seeing that right now let's start with the u.s. markets which just kicked off their trading session about an hour and a half ago you can see the figures that are down and then i read and also we're not really seeing any drastic movements at all or down and this is because investors are fed off of all this talk and they want to see action we know that there's the g. twenty summit taking place in mexico and policymakers i have expressed their will and their concerns about the situation in the euro zone and they said that they will do
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whatever they can to resolve the situation but we've heard this many times before they want to see action and this is what we're lacking in fact later today the federal reserve is posting make a policy decision and that's what investors are will be waiting to see and they said we have i'm going to speculate on whether that will talk about easing and they're saying that there will be more disappointment for investors because the federal reserve will not make an announcement like that but we'll see as the day progresses but let's move on to europe it's now the final few minutes of the trade in session there again as you can see no big numbers of big movements per se it's the end the facts are adding ever so slightly as you can see there and basically we know that spanish and italian bond yields have fallen which is a great sign and also we have some positive news coming out from the u.k. and there we know that unemployment fell by fifty one of thousands of just over two point six million in the three months to april and according to the office for national statistics the jobless rate is now at eight point two percent and the
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number of people in war grows to just over twenty nine million making it the largest. quarterly increase since august of two thousand and ten. thought out a quick look at currencies was that the euro is again in against the dollar when it comes to the ruble those are the closing figures it lost against both major currencies let's take a quick look at how the russian markets and the session as i said a lackluster performance here both the artist and the mind set this around one zero one percent and here we also have investors reacting to decline in oil prices they're going south once again and this is how the performance falls year and then we also have a local story that involves gas from russia and gas exports are expected to hit a record high of two hundred twenty two billion cubic meters this year about three quarters of this amount worth about sixty one billion dollars will go to europe which is russia's a key energy partner and separately gas from has reassured it's not anticipating any problems with greece spain bills for gas imports. that's what we have for
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your all right thanks very much see you next hour. but as we all know as the world's most famous person julian assange announces today that he's seeking asylum in ecuador we have the latest edition of his exclusive interview program in just. world. science technology innovation all the latest developments from
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