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well with the. technology innovation all the developments from around russia. the future covered. a look back at the week's top stories and the latest news on our teeth muslims continue to vent fury over a movie filmed in the u.s. mocking the prophet muhammad his violent protests rage across the globe for most a week. while washington asked what happened to be our experience diplomatic efforts have so far failed to salvage the years of war building bridges with muslim states. spain and portugal once again struck with a sturdy demonstrations as the people there demand an end to brussels interference one and a half a million people march through barcelona calling for catalonia is independence from spain.
four am in moscow i met a good to have you with us here on r t our top story anger and protests tore across the global muslim community this week in a fierce outpouring against a film made in the states that ridicules islam centered in a region still reeling from over a year of unrest it's become one of the bloodiest episodes since the dawn of the arab spring. western diplomatic missions and businesses have been targeted by mobs of protesters incensed by what's seen as a direct attack on the mohammed washington has ordered most of its diplomatic staff out of tunisia and sadat after attacks there led to casualties protests erupted in dozens of countries across the world with clashes even happening in europe asia and
australia violence left at least a dozen dead over the last week or he's paula sli or has the latest. clashes have erupted in week pakistani city of correction where at least one person has been killed and some often doesn't injured as thousands of people clashed with security forces not far from the u.s. consulate building in the city now the police fired you wanting shots into the a they used tear gas as well as come in to try and disperse. also on sunday people demonstrations held in various cities across the country in the city of this while hundreds of people of the local islamist group bought a pool for the american ambassador to pakistan to be expelled they also boycott on what you do is goods and services not the fact that some authority is that since blocked access to this on you tube it is a fifteen minute trade out of a film that has been titled innocence of muslims we've been reporting to the office
for mistaken for placement in the united states has since been released although he has gone into hiding also on sunday to meet the needs of the poor hundreds of people who took to the students they taunted him to marry women and greatest slogans this is only intensifying and to the aggravating american afghani relations this violence comes and while the united states has to put means to numerous times that we have a white women who vote in local makers there after the incident to be held in the midst of the mind mission for mobilizing in sudan the government to say that they could do it is situation by themselves the demonstrations off the reading of north africa and in the east the approaches happening in lebanon in somalia in the one in turkey in gaza even in tel aviv it was the streets of europe and paris where
protesters took to the streets near the american embassy in the building city of employment at least one hundred twenty people were detained this weekend off the demonstration. their distance far afield of the us for the police force to use gas is not existing in the mind was made on a. narrow passageway in libya and now they have me in mind these days i'm a good bit now the united states has wanted the evacuation went on and still diplomats and his family comes down as well as holding and many the citizenship of these who want to this is just me and it seems to me very dynamic trace him to temples often i'm not yet at the situation will be calmed down in the coming days. paul the senior is heading up our coverage of the entire us under arrest she's got
the latest developments and first hand reporting on her twitter feed you can find it all at paula skier underscore r t. ahmed correctly from the pack nationalist forum says the controversial video may have been the spark that lit the bonfire here but i'm sure against the us has been simmering in the arab world for a long time. these demonstrations really are not really directed at the film itself they are a result of an accumulation over the past few months and years the good film right now has acted as the sparkle that really exploded as a result of the failure of the us government to contain what many many muslims are seeing right now as an organized campaign in inside the united states not very timid speech but an organized campaign to insult and humiliate this religion i think most of the demonstrations we're seeing right now most of them were spontaneous with the probably one exception of the attack and the murder of the
u.s. ambassador in libya that was that appeared to be the work of militant groups on the ground ironically i think them and chris stevens who actually advocated that the united states and nato arm the militants in libya eventually fell prey to the same militant groups on the ground so with the exception of that one unfortunate incident i think most of the demonstrations we're seeing right now are really spontaneous and the pain and the anger is really genuine. when their relations with the middle east has been a top priority of obama as a president obama's administration now years of work are in danger of all coming undone because of a you tube clip diplomats are under pressure to limit the harm done by the film a dispute diffuse the anger felt by muslims artie's marina porton i reports. anger is rising rage is spreading and american flags are burning throughout the arab world this isn't exactly the type of relationship washington envisioned after
barack obama became president i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world the new u.s. leader promised to turn the page and mend relations tarnished by george w. bush's war on terror he even granted his first foreign television interview to al arabiya an arabic language channel my job to the muslim world is to communicate with americans are not you have to be washington invested huge resources in building a massive social media presence comprised of nearly two hundred different accounts to spread its message of friendship by the end of last year the u.s. had spent seventy million dollars assisting foreign citizens with the resources to bypass online firewalls and censorship. grease the bitter irony is that a youtube clip posted by one american instantly buried massive efforts made by the
u.s. government as americans were being held hostage by a small group of extremists people here in america think when they put their views on you tube and now the technology is such that it can be seen all over the world i think people in egypt and libya and some of these places don't understand this is not the view of most americans this is not the view of the u.s. government according to many experts a large majority of the arab world has grown too familiar with the anti muslims. sentiment america is accused of cementing the policy of the americans towards this part of the world is inadequate it doesn't call for dialogue doesn't call for development it doesn't call for progress it calls for the moving it because it puts american interests and some western interests a cause for war and invasion of iraq as we have seen destruction of afghanistan no progress on the peace level in pakistan thinks the spark for it to you know all come out in violent forms as we can see now on the screen and this is what's
happening within forty eight hours the fury that began in egypt spread to libya yemen lebanon and iran in afghanistan due to push shut down but tensions in the muslim world seem to be only increasing there has been a lot of simmering nancy american feeling right across the entire world it's their worst. poll showed they were ninety percent of. americans their primary an enemy america's middle of blunders and it's made in the arab spring countries america helped revolutionize the line between friend and foe has blurred despite all the time and money washington has spent you see me internet to promote its islamic friendly foreign policy the world wide web also served as the platform that enabled one american extremist to in theory millions overseas and see real years of progress. r.t. the. u.s.
defense secretary leon panetta admitted washington expects and is preparing for the protests to continue journalist and broadcaster neil clark thinks the u.s. should have seen it coming. bradley all saying you reap what you sow and the us a reaping what is so that seen back to two thousand and eleven the us took nato in the x. x. could act as libya debt and destruction and they've created this sort of violent situation so what of course we condemn the terrible attacks will be us consulate the murder of christine romans and of course the people responsible are those who carried out the killings we've got to put this in its wider context and this wouldn't have happened had nato not intervened last year the government is losing its grip in libya and egypt and across the region and the us it is the card that's been stoking all this up the u.s. has been aggressively supporting. risings of course cost the region for its own interests and now it's a kind of blowback time the u.s. is getting it back and you know i think you know interference is the best way to go really what are they going to do reaching change again i mean we had this last year
i mean exactly what was it take to put it was a stable country the u.s. and nato decided to delete anything as we look across the globe everywhere where nato has to be has been a disaster look at iraq one million people killed there you could slow the course of it we have the ethnic cleansing of serbs and roma somalia chaos and there afghanistan eleven years of war and yet we still get the same or people calling for intervention across the globe when we learn that it just leads to more death and destruction. the u.s. so strongly condemned the production in an effort to calm anti-u.s. fury and u.n. secretary general ban ki moon joined the chorus of disapproval saying it was deliberately designed to instill bigotry and bloodshed russia's president putin warned that all governments should work to prevent religious provocation. if history doesn't react in a timely and tough manner to provocations that are directed against the religious feelings of people then what happens is that the humiliated and the salted ones start to defend their own interests sometimes this can lead to wide bloodshed you
can feel the region can fall into chaos which is exactly what's happening now in this respect i'd like to remind the rulers of these new governments in states that underwent serious changes you've issued the day should not forget their personal responsibility for what's going on in their territories with you this week with protests continuing across the arab world you can find full coverage or click away at our t.v. dot com there you'll find a highlight charting the evolution of the protest profiles of the former pornographer and convicted fraudster thought to be behind the felt proud that that and much more at r.t. dot com.
turning now to some of the day's other top stories the e.u. financial crisis has led to new calls for catalonia to separate from the rest of spain more than a million and a half people packed the streets of barcelona thursday to demand independence from dread the country's fiscal woes and perceived winter here and have contributed to the region's desire to go its own way carlos del close a sociologist at pompei a fabric university thinks it could be the first of many such protests. the difference between this year and last year particularly is that now the part of the above a lot is in the government and it's there a lot more aggressively centralist and and it's and there are a lot more aggressive against sort of the autonomous rights that regions like that feel themselves as nations like the loony our the basque region they're a lot more aggressive in and posing that sort of identity on that this could
certainly. service an impulse to more sort of recession ist secessionist i guess sensibilities. this spanish capital saw tens of thousands protest against planned austerity measures the government set to announce a new package of cuts by the end of september while in the portuguese capital lisbon an angry mob pelted the local headquarters of the international monetary fund with tomatoes and fireworks john lachman from the institute of democracy and cooperation says governments are repeating their mistakes. the basic problem in europe and indeed in other countries of the world is of course that there is too much debt both private and above all. and nothing today and nothing in any other future occasion is going to make them go away even budget cuts are not going to make the essential problem go away which is that the states are too heavily indebted and even meet various so-called steady programs which should be imposed i'm not going to produce a budget surplus which is the only way of repaying debt unless of course there is
economic growth and there's a final point this is the european union for many decades now it's played a game of smoke and mirrors whenever there's a crisis whenever there's a problem to be solved it rearranges the institutional front ship germany's highest court cleared the way for the country to proceed with plans for a fresh bellow fund the five hundred billion euro fund is intended to help the euro zone countries rather with debt germans fear the project could commit berlin to paying unlimited amounts to struggling states though the judge or a strict of the country's contribution to one hundred ninety billion euros dr gunnar baca specialist in e.u. law at the school of oriental and african studies in london says the motion is dealing with the symptoms but not the disease itself. the past is an imperfect guide to the future so far the german parliament has always approved aid i think we are reaching a point where germany has spent so much money that she's knocked and parliamentarians
will continue granting further assistance every time the only way of getting out of this vicious circle would be the success of the save big spro grab in southern europe i called see that happen the economic situation in southern europe is dire every indication we have is that it's getting worse if you probably you will gobble up his government debt to about limited extent it will take away the said for cuts it will not enforce it. an early general election in the netherlands has shown the eurozone is still trusted by the people there with a majority of the votes going in favor of two pro european parties this means the country is more likely to get to back a german led solution to the debt crisis because our reports a rethink of some austerity measures could be inevitable. it was back in ninety
ninety two when a treaty was signed of michelle toe in maastricht in the netherlands establishing the economic and monetary union later paving the way for the creation of the single currency but today mounting a euro skepticism has spread to even countries considered poor eurozone nations including the very one where it all began so i don't know at this moment what the best is for europe i have my job because of greece. at the show and the netherlands it's a pro european country of course it shouldn't come to the extreme level that we see greece now in a repeated fashion this annoyance among the dutch at having to bail out greece again and again has reached a point where some dutch customers refuse to pay the bill of greek restaurants because well they've already paid with bailout money taking on a euro skeptic and brussels stat has become a popular campaign strategy from the far right freedom party which is called for the return of the dutch guilder to the once fringe leftist socialist party openly
challenging the german led a stair the strategy for europe well we are protesting against our liberal government you know made to distinction between which. part of the problem is you know did europe brussels has a lot of power now and people feel like they have nothing to say about what's going on with their money or we cannot make our own decisions anymore we can see in europe. are becoming less convinced of the rationale of the continued austerity policies and begin to vote for parties who oppose the lord you call for stereotypes we've seen it in france we've seen it in regional elections in germany which makes america very worried about the elections next year in the end it was the center right liberals who claim victory followed closely by the center left labor party both viewed as pro europe but the
fact remains that discontent has risen to the surface among citizens of a nation part of the so-called core of the euro zone does or sylvia r.t. the netherlands and still to come this hour a year out of the occupy protests still alive and kicking anti-corporate activists in the us set to return to the streets of manhattan ahead of the first anniversary of the start of the occupy movement. western sanctions to pressure iran into talks over its nuclear program having a little effect as the country announces oil sales are on the rise. but before we get to that julian assange could find himself in the clear as forensic evidence in the swedish sexual assault case points to be alleged victim's story possibly being untrue there was no trace found of julian assange his d.n.a. on a key piece of evidence submitted to support the allegations assad has always denied the charges maintaining they were trumped up to get back at him for his wiki leaks activities i distinguish spanish human rights lawyer on is now heading aside his
legal team as a whistleblower works to evade extradition to the u.s. and is renowned for fighting the most controversial cases and says his client did nothing more than exercise his freedom of speech. because i do not think mr respond as a spy all he did was exercise his right to freedom of information he received and shared it but much more surprised that there's be no investigation into the glaring crimes documented. those leaked reports featuring u.s. interference with issues that have absolutely no relation to either national security all the safety of american citizens or defense for them i feel plenty more free you on a songes plight and other stories lined up on our t.v. dot com including this russian opposition supporters flooding back into the streets of moscow find out who joined them this time and why. has washington india is up for a massive overhaul of its nuclear arsenal we'll look at how it plans to pay for it
with the government now facing more than a trillion dollars in federal budget cuts. and scientists in kenya discover a new breed of mosquito that could put hundreds of thousands of lives at risk find out why on our website. at least twenty activists have been arrested in new york when they gathered for for herself for monday's occupy wall street march in downtown manhattan the anti-corporate movement started a year ago in new york in a rapidly spread to other major u.s. and major u.s. cities and abroad and it often faced heavy handed police responses with numerous activists injured in tent cities brought down the occupiers though say they're determined to show the world they're still going strong and ready to regain momentum activists caleb mop and things the anticapitalist campaign can be reborn
in more ways than one. i would say without a doubt one looks at the world right now one looks at what's happening in the middle east and spain to greece everywhere there's a confrontation going on against the one percent so the idea that somehow the u.s. is exceptional and it's just a small passing phase i mean the u.s. is part of the world capitalist economy in the world can't lose the commies in the state of collapse profits rule and we. more is we just home foreclosures we just get mass unemployment get all this wealth exist that is not utilized for even good so absolutely we're going to see it may take on a different character in an organized labor of chicago this chicago teachers strike that they become more prominent than it was in the early days of i.q. by wall street but there's going to be more confrontations as the system dies will be closely following the events planned by the occupy movement in new york and other cities so stay with us for that.
spread world wide. ninety nine percent versus the one percent will the money. and they get you quality into the home in the. recession ahead. no. you. aren't. violence rising in afghanistan is four u.s. soldiers were killed in a suspected insider attack the u.s. servicemen were coming to the aid of afghan policemen after getting reports of an attack since the incident three of the four local officers have disappeared from the base this a day after two british soldiers were killed trying to help a man dressed in the uniform of the afghan police this brings the overall death toll from so-called green on blue attacks to fifty one in the last few months meanwhile eight women were killed in a nato airstrike targeting suspected militants some of the victims as young as ten alliance officials admit the strike on armed insurgents may have included civilian
casualties. iran's oil exports now exceeding a million barrels a day flooding western sanctions designed to curb the trade washington has had to waive restrictions for japan and several e.u. nations that are heavily reliant on iranian oil sanctions are aimed at forcing tehran to halt its atomic program which it insists is peaceful. policy director for the national iranian american council thinks the sanctions only force iran to spend even more on nuclear research. i don't know that you could actually look at the last revenues from oil exports and say iran has taken away money from its nuclear program or reduced money for military spending because frankly with the threat of war i think iran is probably continuing down that path that has already already has been on sanctions you know there's no perfect sanctions regime there's always going to be. whole series always going to be loopholes there's always going to be this game of whack a mole where iran responds and then the u.s.
tries to ratchet up and you're never going to get a perfect embargo. so i think that the question is the question is ok now you have these sanctions what do we do with these are we going to leverage these or is this a repeat of what we had with iraq where we did a great job of restricting oil sales and then doing well for food but the end of the day that didn't actually yield anything but massive humanitarian suffer suffering and then eventually this movement for a disastrous invasion. russian energy giant gazprom is lashed out at the e.u. for what it claims is blatant political pressure from brussels to get better gas prices the european commission launched a case accusing the supplier of violating anti-monopoly law tuesday russia's government officially barred gazprom from disclosing any information to foreign parties without the kremlin's permission moscow insists is protecting gazprom from aggressive attempts by the e.u. to get gas discounts the company's spokesman sergei cooper says europe didn't even try to negotiate a solution. during this past year the european commission didn't take
a single step to resolve any of the present disputes through dialogue we have always insisted on the open discussion of any undecided motss time and again. the russian government invited the dialogue but were ignored. let's take a look now at some other stories making global headlines anti japanese protests have escalated in china as police use force to disperse crowds japanese businesses factories and vehicles have been attacked in major chinese cities the demonstration was sparked by japan's decision to purchase a chain of disputed islands in the south china sea the archipelago claimed by both countries may be sitting on a vast gas reserves. and a peaceful march of several hundred striking miners has been blocked by south african police workers were demanding an end to police violence a day after tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse similar protests the
south african government recently announced a crackdown on widespread minor unrest that's already halted production at several platinum and gold mines the protest movement was galvanized after police shot thirty four miners dead last month during a strike over low wages. up next we'll speak with a man who spent forty five days in taliban captivity but first a recap of our headlines stay with us. all.
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