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cold smiles and handshakes at the g eight as the u.s. and russia admit they are not on the same page on how to solve syria but pledge to move towards a diplomatic solution. a somewhat mysterious at the summit after the revelations that british and american intelligence spied on g twenty members back in two thousand and nine. there are more u.s. surveillance leaks to pledge by whistleblower edward snowden an online q. and a where he also said that he wanted to be declared a traitor by washington home.
l.o.l. can you watching r.t. with me in farm. series on ending bloodshed is once again proving to fracture relations between moscow and washington at the g eight summit in northern ireland. and barack obama had to admit they don't really see eye to eye on the matter but agree that peace talks should take place let's go live now to our tease polly boyko in law polly how much is this difference on syria overshadowing the summit. well reports coming out today and. the eight leaders could be about to come out with a communique syria that excludes russia so that's quite stark differences that are overshadowing the summit we've had president putin meeting with u.s. president barack obama last night now they were forced to admit that there hasn't been any breakthrough on talks over syria that they both still. approach the issue
very differently but they both aim for a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the crisis at the same time we know last week that the usa pledged military support to the syrian opposition that they're even reportedly considering a no fly zone while in has reiterated time and time again that he wants to see a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the crisis now all is not lost that might still be hope because reports coming out from that closed. of all the g eight leaders last night saying that it may have gone better than expected and there is still hope that in the eleventh hour they could be able to pull together a communique about syria that includes all the g. eight leaders from everyone including russia we know that there are differences between russia and the u.s. on syria but what about the other members does russia have any support. well it's it's difficult to tell but of course a lot of the other g eight members they're close to. supporting the u.k.
and france and calling for support to military support for the syrian opposition we know that the e.u. lifted its arms embargo last month that was from a lot of pressure coming from the british and the french side now despite the fact that the u.k. and france have been calling on the syrian opposition they face a lot of criticism both countries at home for calling to do so for example david cameron he hasn't been able to follow suit and pledge direct military support to the syrian opposition because he faces criticism for its from his own party from his deputy prime minister nick clegg has said that he doesn't think it's the time to on the syrian opposition boris johnson lemaire of longings and has said don't own the syrian maniacs so it would be something very difficult to get on them and. so so far only continuing to train and provide non-lethal support for the
syrian opposition but also in front of the political elite some people that are already starting to question how the syrian crisis came about all together. i'm going to tell you something i was in england two years before the violence in syria on other business i met with top british officials who confessed to me that they were preparing something in syria this was in britain not in america britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into syria they even asked me although it was no longer minister for foreign affairs if i would like to participate so as i said that's place over syria felt very here today at the summit but right now they're discussing issues of counterterrorism and at least in that sphere there's a lot more consensus and cooperation from all the g eight members ok thank you all
of that. live from northern ireland. now on paper the g eight summit is supposed to be a chance to discuss a number of vital social political and economic issues and we want to know if you think it actually achieved anything and this is how the voting is going so far on our website the lion's share of you believe that it actually doesn't achieve much fifty nine percent say they will be no breakthroughs just over a third of you believe that it does reveal the agendas of the powerful nations that are attending the summit and then three percent say that it promotes new political roadmaps and the remainder that's just two percent say that it encourages global solutions so there's still plenty of time for you to cast your vote when you have to do is go to our website r.t. dot com. syrian rebels have killed sixty government soldiers near the city of aleppo in one of the deadliest single strikes a suicide bomber detonated a truck reportedly filled with six tons of explosives in
a bid to reverse the tide of the conflict a sad troops have made a strong push in recent weeks and rebel leaders say they are in dire need of support they've already got al qaeda linked militants and foreign mercenaries fighting on their side and are now set to start getting weapons from the west meanwhile government forces have the backing of lebanon's hezbollah and may soon get a four thousand strong troop reinforcement from iran the british national party is next griffin nick griffin was part of a european fact finding delegation that's just returned from damascus he told us that any third party involvement aggravates the conflict. when cameron the americans say that we should arm the rebels what they're saying is that a lot of people are being killed in a war so the solution is to send more guns like it's madness unfortunately the americans the british the french and especially the saudis are playing this with a strike but their interest isn't in sorting out the syrian problem it's
overthrowing the assad regime which is rid of the last secular intolerant regime in the whole of the middle east and replacing it with extremism the vast majority of the rebels are liberal democrats who respect america west a value of their jihadists you know the first invasion of syria by foreign forces is the fact that at least forty thousand of the so-called syrian rebels are in fact jihadist terrorists from north africa central asia and even western europe there's an estimated six hundred western european born jihadi is fighting against the syrian government right now well syria's conflict looms large over the israeli occupied golan heights where the border is already troubled by fighting the prospect of having war on its doorstep is a worry for israel though not perhaps for the country's elite who have been revealed to have an expensive and impenetrable hi dad poor display looks at what the rest of the country thinks about it when the missiles come israel's leaders will be here deep underground somewhere on the road between jerusalem and tel aviv
about a decade ago news broke that the government was building a bunker here in the hills of jerusalem to the tune of some two hundred million dollars criticism at the time was that the country had survived for fifty years without one and could for another fifty but back then the threat of a nuclear iran was nowhere near israel's prime minister netanyahu claims it is today. i am not exaggerating when i say the threats are greater than ever it is quite possible they are the greatest since the declaration of independence and even since the harsh times during the first decades of this country. no one seen the bunker and it's been very little media coverage of it all that's known is that it can withstand an earthquake biological war or atomic attack it's remit to have living quarters and command facilities able to accommodate several hundred people it's. important that we have such an installation so as to make sure the government
is really in shape and can actually operate under any circumstances but gideon spiro doesn't buy the hype he's one of only a handful of israeli anti-nuke activists who've been calling on the government to disarm the nuclear. group. but the whole country. which means that while netanyahu rants and raves he can do so knowing full well he has a hideout to sit out the nuclear winter should it come but it's not so simple for the person in the street in case of a new extreme situation of a nuclear attack or a severe attack on israel and they're all protected afterwards who are going to be ruling who is going to be left around for them to govern on is the question is if every citizen can have a bank or cannot have a banker and that's exactly how dimetapp is what we he doesn't have
a shelter nice home and has to rely on this public bunker which is almost always locked it's always simple people on the street that pay the price of wars or not you know the general is the leader thing to them there's very little you can do i mean the instructions given by the army to israelis with a new home in a room that does not look towards the east that's the best they can do. but it's well known that many of israel's bomb shelters are run down and neglected about twenty percent of the population doesn't even have access to one we still have a problem with those that were constructed in the eighty's and seventy's that cetera et cetera some of them being strengthened right snow by the special projects to enable us to be more protected but that hasn't stopped netanyahu turning up his rhetoric in recent weeks the irony is that should war begin the man who called for it will be safe in a bunker while his fellow citizens will be lifted face it head on policy r.t.
in the hills of jerusalem. all hope is lost for some of one time obeys detainees later on r.t. we report on the official list of inmates will most likely never leave because the u.s. considers them too dangerous to release but the nights in the trial also coming up europe's gas guzzlers handed by high fuel prices and inefficient motors drivers there are looking for cheaper ways to get from a to b. the stories and more just ahead. former n.s.a. contractor turned whistleblower edward snowden is hitting back at washington and the onslaught from the lawmakers gunning for him fielding questions online snowden promised more leaks to come under i did those defending the global surveillance web that he exposed our correspondent reporting followed the q. and a. snowden referred to washington's war on whistleblowers as a drop clooney and campaign he believes will ultimately escalate the scale scope
and skill involved in future government leaks in short snowden believes that u.s. president barack obama is actually building better whistleblowers by targeting and punishing all those that aim to expose government wrongdoing as for the website that served as a strong platform for whistleblowers snowden referred to wiki leaks as a legitimate journalistic outlets on the topic of obama snowden accuse the president of entering the white house and slamming the door on many campaign promises such as in vesta gating systemic violations of law instead snowden says the u.s. commander in chief is deepening and expanding several abusive programs that began under the bush administration the former booz allen hamilton employees says the u.s. government destroyed his possibility for a fair trial at home by openly declaring him guilty of treason and his acts as criminal unconstitutional and unforgivable snowden now reportedly hiding out in hong kong claims he did not reveal any u.s.
operations against legitimate military targets he says his leaks pointed out where the n.s.a. has hacked civilian infrastructure such as hospitals universities and private businesses covert operations that snowden claims is aggressively criminal and dangerous now even if the u.s. government ultimately catches and in prisons him snowden believes that it will not prevent more people like him from coming forward reporting from new york marina r.t. . it recently emerged that the n.s.a. may be running not just the prison spying system but a whole series of secret programs designed to try and public that america political commentators some science believes holds dangers of its. over the weekend the washington post's kind of published an article showing up not just as their prism but we have nuclear on and we have marina and we have main way there's all these
major programs prism is by far provides the most intelligence for the president but it takes you know there's about five million people now with security clearance and that's going to be a problem in forward when now that the secrets of started to come out others are feeling more and bold to tell secrets too so it's going to be a matter of not just how bast the surveillance system is but which which countries in which governments can keep their secrets safe with this with all the security clearances out there while the impact of edward snowden's leaks is being felt even at the g. eight summit under way in northern ireland according to the data he revealed british and american intelligence wiretapped entire delegations and nationally this at the g twenty summits back in two thousand and nine also hosted by the u.k. going forward a political analyst and former u.s. page says the revelations confirmed longstanding suspicions. in the past we we've learned the. military the french at the moment in our interests of the irish peace
process and some of these spots we had with with france or by britain's position of the european union absolutely could be expected there and there are going to be military the g. twenty is g. eight events a kind of such operation my understanding is that g.c. h.q. sometimes doesn't even get to see what it downloads for the americans some of the some of the material downloaded from satellites i actually just fed directly to fort meade in the united states and we get sort of bits of it back and so we are or it is not a subcontractor who's teaming up with us and of course it will give the green light to the rest of the world. why one should surely know or or anybody else the next time neighbor has complained that maybe some was going to cooking and working information for him or if you get a little bit industrious you know where the chinese are actually the scruff is the best there ever. coming up shortly after the stillness aims to be bringing to us
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interviews intriguing stories for you to. see in trying. to find out more visit our big. protesters have returned to taksim square despite police efforts to clear the plaza and threats to bring in the military to quell the unrest let's go. to our correspondent. who is there the protests have or protesters have returned but all that losing momentum do you think. well not absolutely not
no not at all i would say as a matter of fact you have to say that this is these are different protests as well the the protests in taksim square last night were in fact started off as a lone protester simply standing there for hours on end it was a performance artist. who found it as a good a great way to show his protests towards the violent dispersal of those who were in taksim square just days earlier by the police he was soon joined by about a dozen of other protesters that he left and the rest of those who have joined him were arrested by police they were however released a last night but these are not the only instances of the arrests which were being which are being at the present time by turkish police we know of at least seventy people who were arrested allegedly for their connection to the protests for the turkish authorities put out for instigating violence and basically calling on people to go to the streets and instigating
a civil unrest those people should be released within four days being told but at the same time just talking to protesters people who were out in gezi park you have to understand that they may be gone off the streets not all of them of course a lot of them are actually regrouping right now of course you have your labor unions coming out also showing their indignation at the situation in the country the way that the government has handled the arrest in the country which have been going on for more than two weeks at this point they're extremely unhappy with the way they're showing their solidarity with the protesters and by the looks of it it's just we're right in the middle of the eye of the her. we came of those of course that audience who of course from the united states probably know very well that what it means it means there's a calm a right when you think everything the worst has passed well the worst is yet to come so the prime minister who won along with his government may be in for a bit of a surprise because the protesters are now regrouping themselves and starting to work sort of under cover from the underground as well the even have their own t.v.
broadcasting instances awfully subdues or unrest or simply showing pictures of protests which are sporadically happening throughout the country now what does the government do aside from arresting people they believe are somehow connected to the protests well prime minister one for one said he keeps on giving speeches and references of course to people who have have may have somehow critiqued his handling of protests he just recently lashed out yet again at the european union calling it them undemocratic and saying they have no respect for democracy that they themselves have a tendency to break up protest in their own countries and basically saying that the turkish government has a full rights to do what they are doing all of course all of this as a response to the european union's critique off the way that aragon himself has handled protest in the country there was also of course the industry minister minister of interior who said that considering the role that the social media
played in the protests there are now beginning to closely monitor the social media websites such as twitter and facebook and they're actually they actually have drafted a law which is soon going to go into into examination by the turkish parliament on restricting the some of the functioning of this social media which move maybe as the newest in possibly the most interesting developments in lieu of recent events considering the fact that a lot of protesters actually are being organized through twitter or facebook and that is how information about various protest as well as dispersals and up police brutality cases is being displayed. not just throughout turkey but really throughout the entire world and of course there was the statement that if there will not be enough policemen to quell the protests they will bring in the dormitory and if those will not be enough then of course we will be seeing the army also working on calling the protest in the country and that is also an interesting statement considering the fact that everyone for a very long time has established
a sort of a very poor report. with the military has been trying to quell the military because turkey does have a history of military coups and we in fact had several experts throughout the two week broadcast that r.t. has been showing broadcasts or saying that everyone is actually afraid of the military who may also upstage the situation in the country and bring it to a military court so really the situation in turkey you can say is just developing so it will be interesting to see what the nearest future brings ok thank you. live from. the u.s. government has released a list of forty six current guantanamo bay prisoners who can forget about freedom officials say they can be prosecuted even though some of them were recommended for trial but they can't be released either because the government considers them too dangerous to be lead shaikh mohammed who's already on trial for masterminding the nine eleven attacks is one of those on the list which consists of mostly afghan and
yemeni nationals it's a blow to the campaign to get the jail shut down activists had been boosted by the appointment of a veteran as an envoy to push for the closure of the camp over one hundred of the detainees have been on hunger strike for months now over the indefinite detention. is an attorney for one of those inmates and she told us that sometimes lawyers powerless to defend their clients. there is evidence against many men that has been deemed classified and that attorneys for the man have never seen and may never see. and they will not be able to challenge the detention of the men or the evidence that's held against them and so some of the men who the u.s. has deemed. to be are able to be indefinitely detained we won't ever be able to see the evidence. used to support that claim what the
administration is saying at the camp is that they are searching for contraband that may apparently be stored in the general area of the men and keep in mind these are men who are in solitary come by night now as of may they are in a cell alone for twenty two hours and the contraband that they could possibly store is limited to what the guards provide them so it's literally nothing that could possibly be hidden and this area by these men who are in solitary cells for twenty two hours a day. world away from the off shore issues motorists and europe have no choice but to keep pumping their hard earned cash into powering their cars but still reports the costs of guessing about can be greater than the dealers claim i mean expenses so you mount up. when i went to the store that told me that's a very economy car it's only five point seven liter. on you know
one hundred kilometer. and i never. i never make that consumption i always make more and in a time of crisis when every penny counts the difference doesn't go unnoticed i pay more because i use less more field. than i expected. car ads in the e.u. advertised they expected the fuel consumption of their car models whatever a recently published report shows a discrepancy of up to twenty five percent on actual fuel consumption of motorists on the road the study by the international council in transportation notes the disparity between real world carbon emissions and what drivers get accounts for an average of three hundred euros more per year but this three main reasons for the discrepancy the first is that the test is very out of date over thirty years old the second reason is there was lots of loopholes that they can introduce the third
main reason as they do the tests but the lights are switched off the air conditioning is all heating would be zero so it's not being driven like a protocol taken together the end result leaves motorists across europe choking on the cost of their fumes many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet one trend that's taking shape as a story continues to bite is what people often forget to use rather than for the european cycling federation claims that sales of bicycles across the continent now outnumber cars by two to one italians for one have already been actively making the switch thanks to a sturdy but there's a financial incentive as well the more money people have the more they can spend which did release the economy the fuel the people of boeing for their cause is a big part. their disposable income so if we can reduce the costs to consumers of filling up their car by having more fuel efficient cars then that puts money in
people's pockets which is exactly what i would cost them as they believed they were buying into it to begin with like to me and it's it's it's not fair to us or so you are to brussels. you without a up next it's the kaiser report. you know what's worse than a crop bureaucrat a corporate crash who sucks at being corrupt a scumbag bureaucrat in veronese russia just couldn't help himself and puts a very hefty charges for services contracts for road repair and construction in just three years he was able to take enough of a percentage off of these contracts though investigators raided his house he had
the equivalent of over three million dollars in russian money all over his home news not mail dot ru claims he had entire laundry hampers and twenty five kilogram sugar sex filled to the brim with box first off when someone is this flagrant that means that he felt rather comfortable and not getting caught so there are plenty more of these guys out there but second this is an absolute slap in the face to russia taxpayers who are hungry for new roads i think for instance it's a flagrant in your face obvious crush corruption russia might need to reconsider that moratorium on the death penalty but that's just. biomechanics drives or this is the kaiser report so the central planners are here
the activists are here. of course belfast northern ireland a little. stacy herbert max yes people are protesting against the central planners around the world here is the photographic proof of it this is not however anywhere in northern ireland in fact it's in china and these are ten thousand people in china lined up to buy gold and front of a gold shop the buyers are lined up during the three day dragon boat festival so i thought to juxtapose this to the protests happening here against the same exact financial and monetary crimes how much more effective it is max to buy gold to be lining up like that instead of holding a plaque card out in the middle of the regime.