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breaking news this hour russian president putin and his wife of thirty years announce their marriage is over what they called an amicable split. pakistan's newly elected prime minister once again calls for the u.s. drone strikes in the country we take a look at the many civilian victims of americans war on terror a. major u.s. networks top secret court order to hand over the phone records of millions of its clients to the national security agency. back to the brink the turkish prime minister is set to return to the country to face demands for him to resign over a brutal police crackdown on demonstrations that's left. the top stories this hour
. on screen or in international news. from moscow this is r.t. with the twenty four hours a day breaking news on r.t. russian president vladimir putin has announced the end of his marriage let's not talk to marina. so we've heard from the couple's themselves and it was on t.v. exactly and this is something that the russian people were definitely not expecting to be done or and now in fact this way of course they are and in the years of speculation about their relationship they haven't been picked to get there very often and recent times so the russian people there have a feeling that something is wrong but again because of light of truth in himself.
promotes traditional values all the time even if there was something wrong in a relationship i believe that the russian people thought we would not see it come down to a divorce but again there are a couple says this is an after a time in a performance and in fact we can hear what that say themselves. so. my job and all my activities mean i'm an absolutely public figure some people enjoy this and some don't some people simply are incompatible with such a lifestyle my wife luke miller has done a nine year shift by my side basically the decision was mutual. tradition. like that of most said it was in fact unusual decision a marriage is over because we barely see each other his job keeps him completely busy our children have grown up they live their own lives and we all do i really
don't like being in the spotlight all the constant travelling is difficult for me we simply don't see each other. exactly as she said there that they don't see each other and in fact we have not seen them together often recently and also their two daughters that she mentioned obviously they have we have never seen any photographs of them released to the public eye before no family portrait as that as well i've never been married for thirty years so this is quite shocking and the way it's done as you mentioned the way the announcement was done is surprising because quite simply it could have been a press release from the kremlin but they're handling a very personal matter so publicly and let me putin barely ever speaks about his personal life and whenever he's asked he tries to stay away from that subject matter which is why as you said this is it's the split itself is not shocking but the way it was done i believe it is and let's not forget that russia is still at
large a conservative society and we haven't seen a leader in recent times get a divorce it's something that the west my beast the window for example in europe with the likes of silvio berlusconi nicolas sarkozy but by all means we did not expect the russian prize then to go through with a divorce and how will the russian media react to this tomorrow we can expect to see some pretty pretty juicy headlines tomorrow let me tell you i'm not at all but speculations as to why the marriage the marriage ended as there have been speculations already for many years because they weren't picture together so we can expect to see as i said a lot of to see things through all right maria thank you very much indeed for that because we'll get more reaction over the next few hours on this breaking news story . thank you very much indeed. all the news now u.s. drone strikes on pakistani soil must end that's according to the country's newly elected prime minister who is once again demanded washington respects his country's sovereignty this comes amid mounting reports of the many civilian casualties in
america's war on terror. that some of them report contains some graphic images. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean i was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling what should be death is above our heads all the time although
the attack took place three years ago i mean a loss says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and modify it in the fame arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader what they should know who they're killing of what did we do to deserve this. this is my ex any grown arctic it's a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than
eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drone especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor it's personal . to me whenever my three year old daughter hears
a plane she runs inside and won't sleep at night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shot is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying a drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why did the conflict. you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict . of course this is made me hate the americans we're angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective. on. us.
when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims. r.t. pakistan and while the u.s. authorities claim drones only hit military targets american media has been reporting that classified documents indicate the cia did not always know who they were killing jury attacks let's take a look at some actual numbers now according to the bureau of investigative journalism up to eight hundred eighty four civilians have reportedly been killed it's estimated two hundred children are among these victims meanwhile the number of drone strikes has increased six fold since president obama took office chris words from the bureau of investigative journalism says these figures in mind there needs to be much more transparency in drone warfare. with so many civilians reported killed and yet the cia claiming that it's killed no more than fifty or sixty civilians i think there is a need for an open not only an open inquiry but also for the cia to share
information meet your heroes on who it believes it's killed in places like pakistan president obama's speech the other week did seem to promise more openness but unfortunately we don't see signs of that just yet in pakistan we now have an incoming government that's making absolutely clear to the united states that it doesn't want these drone strikes i don't think they're going to stop most of that strikes there in pakistan these days i'm really not related to al qaida and to terrorist activities but really to the war across the border in afghanistan and the drone war has changed quite significantly over the ten years or so it's been running we see the united states talking about using drones in syria for example we have had colds from iraq and rwanda recently for the u.s. to use drones that so there's a concern among some that the u.s. will start to use these drones as an easy plank in the view of foreign policy.
retired three star pakistani general tom the suit says that these attacks completely undermine your thought of the pakistani government as well. pakistan has been protesting and politically it has a very negative fallout in august on and it fuels militancy what exactly is happening is that although it may have certain tactical advantage in the sense that you know if pakistan does not have control then the drones at least some to some extent may contain the militants but on the political side it lowers the image of their state in the eyes of its people it makes them feel helpless and then it also ruins the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan when it comes to the use of drones the americans have given the responsibility of using the drones to the cia as far as pakistan is concerned where is the rest of the countries apart from you your men have been given to the
pentagon and they have also said that they would use that very discreetly but in the state of pakistan and afghanistan i think they don't even want to own it want to talk of using it you know discreetly. the obama administration's ignored it's collecting telephone records from at least one sole phone provider earlier britain's guardian newspaper named the network as for royson in its report what he's going to point has more. your official is are defending the practice as necessary to protect americans against terrorist threat now this marks the first time that us present barack obama has approved for the communication records of millions of us citizens to be collected indiscriminately and in bulk regardless of whether any of those people are suspected of any wrongdoing secret foreign intelligence surveillance court order which was first revealed by the guardian was signed on april twenty fifth and it requires horizon to produce the daily phone
records of its customers now the telephone records being handed over to the national security agency indicate the numbers of both parties on every call the location data the call duration unique identifiers and the time duration of all the calls whether they're made in the u.s. or made overseas now the order does not request that the contents to the contents of the calls be disclosed but verisign declined our request for comment and that's probably because the secret court order bans of arisan from disclosing any information to anyone other than their own employees that are needed to comply with this secret surveillance operation under the obama administration now we should also mention that senior officials for the obama administration only made their admission after the guardian newspaper published the story and the classified order on its website that court order is marked top secret and it is due to expire on
july nineteenth a less it's renewed but we are now finding out that apparently this top secret court order has been pushed upon verizon dating back to two thousand and six this is this appears to be something that is being carried over from bush to obama approved by obama and it's also a revelation that comes on the heels of many other scandals that have been concerning the obama administration we have been reporting about the fact that the department of justice. he was secretly following the calls of reporters and journalists at the associated press there was also a warrant that the obama administration filed to obtain the e-mails and phone calls of fox news reporter and it seems as though these journalists in the u.s. are being targeted or surveilled by the u.s. government now because the u.s. government is trying to find out who is leaking top classified information and i'm sure there's going to be
a lot of backlash coming from the citizens through throughout the day and the days ahead. the freedom association says the government cull and secretly spying on people just because they could potentially be criminals. these conversations are taking place not just in the u.k. but not just in the us story but between the rest of us and and people outside the us like the u.k. for example so the ramifications go way beyond the borders of that country that sets a bad precedent the u.s. tries to position itself as a nato clearly in terms of freedom and when they act like this other states are emboldened to take similar steps like the u.k. and other countries such as china and iran maybe and even dictatorships around the world we've known that america has an aggressive way of doing surveillance operations within the country and we've known it since the picture exact way in two thousand and one what we now know is that this is continue to happen under the
obama administration as well there seems to be a huge gap between what we the citizens or american citizens think that the government is allowed to do and the government agencies interpretation of what they are allowed to do and that gap is extremely undemocratic these intrusions are very real they may not be visible but they're very real and that you often hear this argument that surely if you if you've only got something to hide that's when you need to worry but i think that's looking at it backwards isn't it that saying you could be a potential criminal and therefore i'm just going to spy on you anyway just in case you turn out to be a criminal that cannot be the way a liberal democracy works can it more news stories after a short break this is after you live here in moscow. wealthy british style.
news continues here not he calls to apologize and step down will greet the turkish prime minister when he returns home after a working trip abroad later on today protesters won't permit the one out of a brutal police crackdown on demonstrations that's left thousands injured fresh clashes have broken out in ankara as police unleashed more to gas and water cannons on activists three people have died in the armrest which began as a small gathering in istanbul but spread like wildfire across the country in response to provoked police brutality despite the largely peaceful nature of the movement of the ones branded the demonstrators as foreign back to extremists the protesters say he's chasing ghosts is that even now reports. barricades in banners flags and tear gas turkey's going through a rough time right now so who's to blame but i'm going to consider this the charity
of these protests social media has been full of fabricated news baseless claims and accusations against me for days therefore we should hang these people from the trees they are accustomed to that these tactless people are tweeting and messaging that we are victims of violence and dying police panzers are crushing us and the people who share these retreat these claims are just hundreds of fascists said prime minister go on before dissing often african tour voices of dissent understand both extremes square as well as many other squares and parks in turkey who louder but the turkish prime minister had by then already dismissed these voices as coming from drunkards looters and extremists the only types of people. quietens protests in turkey according to this completely dislikes a position to use either he take this as a personal offense. he's used to have.
agrees from the public or a lot of time because he gained a. waltz of the contrary this time probably he didn't think that he didn't assume that there were these the protests would be so big everyone's feelings for the protesters however on mirrored by the people on texan who believe only one has lost touch with reality and cares mostly about one person's opinion his own it was here being and everybody where people were. trying to resist and people were trying to keep this park and he was telling it to be our good he was saying that there is actually no project here going on and then he changed his mind and he said there is of course a project that i will do what i want to do and then the words are sure spies spies everywhere and this commentary on the protests the prime minister insisted there
are hundreds of thousands of foreign agents working to upset the status quo in the country i don't insist that it's these very agents that have instigated the address in the first place and continue to work among the crowds encouraging dissent in turmoil today's news paper quoted a non named source in the government who claimed authorities have arrested some fifteen foreigners across the country in connection with the protests ironically many of them turned out to be nationals of iran a country which has been on early ones blacklist for quite some time but just a couple of months ago the prime minister cut a different picture delivering a heartfelt speech on the subject of human rights and freedoms. where there is no justice there is no humanity because there is justice and joe. this is excluded it's place has shifted to man's identity the identity of human beings to speak it is impossible to claim that these people can build a decent life but in everyone's lately people have been busy putting up barricades
to keep police at bay road and getting a prosperous future for themselves it even goes quite istanbul. all of our news and much more is just a click away on our website at www dot com for example the cyber standoff china says it gathered an enormous amount of data on hacker attacks against the state coming from america that's after beijing was accused of using computer hackers to steal u.s. military and commercial secrets meanwhile in the states just skipping with his life . a u.s. army sergeant pleads guilty to slaughtering sixteen afghan civilians in march twenty twelve for the sake of avoiding capital punishment. the u.s. is fast learning that its military endeavors in iraq are no guarantee of financial reward that's after it was revealed beijing is now winning the race for iraqi oil becoming the country's biggest customer. pilbeam explain to my colleague in
a shop about a little earlier just how the chinese were able to do that. actually now iraq is one of the top producers in the world and china is the biggest purchaser of this and actually nearly half of the oil iraqi oil goes to china actually one point five million barrels a day that equates to actually they want to really extend their presence as well they want to get hold of oil giant exxon mobil's presence in the iraqi feels that they want to expand and if we just go back to before the war during saddam hussein's time during then there was lots of or sanctions that really affected the oil market because it meant that it was cutoff from the markets and since then the market's been more open and more friendly business environment for the likes of china to take advantage of china did exactly that absolutely but makes the chinese so attractive as well they've got plenty of money lots of disposable income but really it's the way that they handled the iraqi government they really had
a relationship going on the contracts are strict they've dealt with lower profits in order to win these billion dollar contracts in the long run and there's lots going on they seem to be very committed in the long run china has set up an airport on the iranian border to actually transport these iraqi workers into the oil fields there's also talk of direct flights going from beijing into iraq into baghdad very soon and in hotels the staff are taken on a rocky accents in there are break in order to impress these chinese executives so does this all sound like good news or good news for china i would say but some people in the u.s. aren't too happy about it i'm going to quote someone right now is michael makowski he was actually in the bush administration during the time and he's saying we lost our just to paraphrase him just he's saying the chinese had nothing to do with the war but they've really benefited in terms of finance and all plate and air forces are helping to assure their supplies of us
a little bit of conflict going on there and we know that china has actually benefited in the fact that their loans are. america the interest rate on those loans has increased because america now more we know that they spent three trillion on this war so this wasn't the outcome many were expecting from the two thousand and three invasion. a reminder of breaking news here on r.t. and that is russian president vladimir putin has announced the end of his marriage the president whose wife had been married for thirty years and have two daughters the couple gave an interview to russian state television to be attending the ballet of the state can tell you. so much. because it was in the region of my job and all my activities mean i'm an absolutely public figure some people enjoy this and some don't some people simply incompatible with such a lifestyle that my wife has done
a nine year shift by my side basically the decision was mutual. sitting is like that in most said it was in fact unusual decision on marriage is over because we barely see each other his job keeps him completely busy our children have grown up they live their own lives and. i really don't like being in the spotlight all the constant travelling is difficult for me we simply don't see each other. and will bring you more reaction and details as we get them here on t.v. well i'll be back with the news team in about the half an hour from now in the meantime next kaiser we'll bring you the latest revelations from the world of finance that's after this break.
the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plan to do so like punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state says the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the student's personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they did to dull you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.
indeed any word that takes longer than five seconds to say is just too frickin long not to fail. it was so long that it failed as the headline on the telegraph germany drops his longest word fly shetty and eventually they did have the whole thing but it ruined all of the h.t.m.l. and c.s.s. of the whole front page of the telegraph so they got rid of a was a war that was about the laws regulating the testing of beef and the interesting thing about this is in germany in theory a german word can be infinitely long unlike in english an extra concepts can simply be added to the existing word indefinitely such extended words are sometimes known as boon to warm or ter or tapeworm words and i thought this could be really applied to the financial system that they just add on concept is the same concept fraud fraud fraud crowd fraud fraud and you see that with their derivative.