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in agreement on peace talks with g eight leaders failed to pledge why their differences on the syrian conflict with russia and the west remaining at odds over the future of the syrian leadership. was government won't be able to block further surveillance revelations add was snowden speaks out in an online q. and a slamming obama's war on whistleblowers. and the police so raids in is to ball around growl resulted in more than eighty rats as the turkish government is tactics against the protesters gripping the country.
it's just gone five pm and here in the russian capital you live with us on r.t. let's take a look at what we have for you this hour world leaders are desperately seeking to bridge the gaps in their approach to the syrian crisis at the g eight summit in northern ireland signs of unity remain scarfs with russia and the west are seeming to have agreed to only on the need for peace talks involving all sides of the conflict that is following the gathering at last partly to add to this summit has always come as he weighed from pessimistic to optimistic in terms of the you know the syrian issue where are we right now has there been any real progress. well we've just had the russian deputy foreign minister say that all the g eight leaders have managed to pull together and they're going to issue a joint communique about the issue of syria in the coming hour or so
and of course that's been presented as some more sort of a triumph for we had the russian deputy foreign minister saying that you know this fear all the amount of the sphere of agreement on syria from both the russian side to the west and g eight sides has increased there's more that they agree on now and of course they're talking about pulling together and calling for the peace talks in geneva but on the other hand a date hasn't been set for those peace talks so it's been presented as somewhat of a of a triumph but there are still some very big differences that remain we know that because that date hasn't been that there are still problems for example russia has said that bashar assad is willing to come to the negotiating table to schools with the opposition the opposition on the other hand hasn't hasn't been so keen they've
tried to set preconditions on the cost it's the same time we know that the usa is has pledged to arm the syrian opposition they've said that they claim that they. government has used chemical weapons that's something that russia today said that they demand to see evidence of the same time we had russia's deputy foreign minister saying that sending arms to the opposition would suggest that there is a military outcome potentially to be had from this conflict and that's not the way russia sees the situation at all they want to see diplomatic talks seeking a peaceful resolution to this conflict so presented as a triumph of. they managed to pull together to. create some sort of written document on the issue of syria today but these differences really do remain no major breakthroughs and a lot of experts are you saying that the g. eight might be seen as a bit of
a dress rehearsal for the forthcoming g twenty summit in st petersburg in september where some real decisions might be made poorly you spoke a little bit the about the about arming the rebels i mean this topic has basically is going to fly divisive is you what are the prospects of the other g. eight leaders or countries falling into washington's footsteps saying that we will go ahead and the rebels. well of course we know that david cameron and francois hollande were really pressuring the e.u. to lift that on zimbabwe last month which they did lift but at the same time britain hasn't been able to follow suit david cameron hasn't been able to pledge military support to the syrian rebels. so far. the continue providing training and non-lethal support to the syrian opposition and that's because he actually faces
a lot of criticism at home from members of his own party from his own deputy prime minister about the issue of whether or not britain should be sending arms to the syrian opposition so we've had for instance nick clegg the deputy prime minister saying that he doesn't think it's the right time to send arms to syria boris johnson the london mass has said send arms to those syrian maniacs he's a very outspoken man and also something that's not being discussed very much is the fact that the british public is also very wary of being perhaps not seen for another military conflict over the seas and a lot of people saying that they might not think it's the best idea so if david cameron even tries. to start pushing for britain to send arms to syria he's going to have a very hard time trying to push that through parliament. clearly would seem that arming the rebels remains one of the most divisive issues even at the g eight
summit including with those g. eight leaders the poly boy because they're reporting at the g. eight summit in north korean island right ok we're now on paper going to look at we're asking you to actually decide whether the g. eight summit has any weight and this is what you've been saying to us online in our online poll you think at that. gathering really doesn't have any tangible breakthrough at fifty eight percent you say that the breakthrough is very small not a lot comes out of it at thirty seven percent you say it reveals that other nations or other nations who believe that they hold much bigger agendas will rebuild their agendas for the rest of the world at three percent you say this promotes a new political road maps and only at two percent of you say that it encourages global solutions on global level solving global crisis now tell us how you describe it at r.t.
dot com we'll be waiting to see if those numbers change in the next hour. while the g eight struggles to find a diplomatic end to the syrian conflict violence on the ground keeps escalating at least sixty government troops have been killed me aleppo in a car bomb attack allegedly carried out by al qaeda affiliated rebels the bloss occurred shortly after another car bomb went off near a military checkpoint in the capital damascus leaving ten soldiers did the latest string of attacks comes against a backdrop of assad's forces making significant advances and reason we send rebels are pushing their foreign backers full arms supplies meanwhile it emerged saudi arabia has been supplying syrian militants with anti aircraft missiles of for about two months now make a griffon from the british national party was a member of the european fact finding delegation that's just returned from damascus he told us that any third party involvement only aggravates the conflict. when
cameron the americans say that we should on 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 regime in the whole of the middle east and replacing it with will be extremism the vast majority of rebels all liberal democrats who respect america western values jihadists 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. on the some of the sidelines you're a kratz and u.s. officials laid the foundations for a medical supplies of free trade
a little later we report on how the plan has pitted european nations against each other and why was still agencies on bringing the alone about. the g eight summit is taking place just as the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden drops another information bombshell leaking documents that prove that the u.s. and the u.k. was spying on the delegates of the g twenty summit in london back in two thousand and nine snowden has promised even more revelations and predicted more whistleblowers will follow his example during an internet q. and a session. follow the online chat. snowden referred to washington's war on whistle blowers as a draft pony in a 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 outlet 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. r.t. . it was noted as revelations had already led to some tension between the u.s. and china beijing has demanded that washington explain its surveillance program and cyber spying to the international community and discovered it was of an independent news website the colbert report says a further damage to relations between the two countries is an editable. there will definitely be further fallout in terms of their relations i don't think this comes as a surprise to anybody in the audience let alone the chinese government or intelligence services especially given the fact that it was admitted earlier this year that the
general in charge of the n.s.a. who also happens to be a u.s. army general in charge of cyber command is head is ready to deploy forty cyber battalions in u.s. cyber by two thousand and fifteen thirteen of which are going to be specifically for preemptive cyber attacks so is it any surprise that the n.s.a. is actively targeting and conducting cyber operations against u.s. enemies in cyberspace of course this is no surprise to anyone but now that this is been put on the table and made quite explicit i think there is going to have to be some sort of reaction from beijing and this is going to complicate already complicated relations between the two when especially as this was just it the topic of the first meeting between president obama and president xi jinping since being took office there in california just earlier this month. we're closely watching the developments on the story logon to our web site of artsy dot com for the full timeline of events expert analysis and the latest updates.
the world loves as a free trade zone may soon spend the atlantic and compassing the populations of the u.s. and the european union lobbyists to bureaucrats and executives the hard work of preparing the ground but critics point out to insurmountable problems with the whole idea of business presenting katie pilgrim has the details from this is expected to oppose the deal because they are demanding that their industries get certain protections and continue to subsidize ation appointments not sitting well with other nations both a whole bunch of casino watchdogs and food safety organizations concerned that washington is caving in to pressure from u.s. bomb and food industries here who want straight food standards through. removes a y. example of this is greenpeace which is already concerned that standards will slip as a result of the deal if this trade agreement does go through it's not that europe will have to relax its attitude towards genetically modified crops to the first thing
that comes to mind is the monsanto a highly controversial g.m.o. company and i just recently we saw a global protests erupt against a company with thousands expressing anger towards it and its practices of the european consumers organization also expressed serious concerns fearing that this would this deal was watered down the consumer protection rules they have already been fighting to protect for years now the trade with a merging economy is the brics the countries brazil russia india china and south africa is predicted to declined sharply by thirty percent america has already raised europe's hackles over breaching standards especially when it comes to data of course there's the world publicized u.s. surveillance scandal which could come into conflict with the e.u.'s reputation the strict data protection standards and they fall and out before over america demanding europeans private financial and banking transaction data in twenty ten
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visit our big. dog called. live nation free. when you take three months for charges three. three. three. free. download free blog videos for your media projects free media oh god our t.v. dot com. welcome back you're watching r t more than sixty people have been detained in turkey's largest city istanbul after police swooped in on the city targets in protest of one of the twenty three whereas it in the capital ankara and as artie's arena going to explain said this is not the only addition to the governments and to demonstration methods. 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 that as a good a great way to show his protests towards the violent dispersal of those who were in the park and 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 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 also civil unrest those people should be released within four days we're being told that 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 rest 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 hurricane and now what does the government do aside from arresting people they believe are somehow connected to the protests there are now beginning to closely monitor the social media websites such as twitter and facebook and they're actually. i've drafted a law which is soon going to go into into examination by the turkish parliament are only restricting the some of the functioning of this social media which will maybe at 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 there was the statement that if there will not be enough policemen to quell the protests
they will bring in the should armory 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. online and with the full stories and the losses from the worlds of news make his including the latest on weekly week's whistleblower julian a song for you says he's prepared to spend the next five years in confines of the ecuadorian embassy in london after high level tools to break the assigned them in has. russian foreign minister says he runs a newly elected president is ready to call to hold him brainy and enrichment but that's under certain conditions head to r.t. dot com to the way the west compromise. well iran's new leader and his promises of nuclear transparency don't seem to have convinced israel that the alleged threat will be lifted any time soon robinson
netanyahu has said that president elect of hanyu will have no say in the country's nuclear policies israel's elite is well prepared in case of a possible attack with an expensive than impenetrable hideout at their disposal closely a lot said 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 where 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 nuclear. 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 an extreme situation of a nuclear attack or a severe attack on israel and they're all protected afterwards who are going to be ruling was 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 dime a tire is what we he doesn't have a shelter in his home and has to rely on this public bunker which is almost always knocked out always simple people on the street that pay the price of wars and not you know the generals who lead us into them there's very little you can do i mean the instructions given by the army to israelis are staying 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. some of them being strengthened rights
no special project to us to be more protected but that hasn't stopped mr on yahoo turning up his rhetoric in recent weeks the irony is that should we begin the man who called for it will be safe in a bunker while his fellow citizens will be left to face it head on policy r.t. in the hills of jerusalem. the u.s. government has put up a list of forty five guantanamo bay detainees who will remain in prison indefinitely washington says these men are too dangerous to be cleared but can't be prosecuted one name on the list khalid shaikh mohammed is currently on trial for being allegedly involved in the nine eleven attacks in the u.s. information for us appeared in two thousand and ten but has never been made public until now almost made yet another promise to shut down the camp in assigned highly experienced lawyer to do the job but as an attorney for one of the inmates in de new code told us some of the government's actions contradict president obama's
words. there is evidence against many men that has been deemed classified and attorneys for the man have never seen and may never see and they will not be able to challenge the detention of the man or the evidence that's held against them and so some of the men who u.s. has deemed. be are able to be indefinitely detained we won't ever be able to see the evidence. 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 car. now as of may they are in so long for twenty two hours and they are prepared to continue to send the message that they
will not eat they will sacrifice their bodies and even if it means they have to leave guantanamo. they're willing to do that in the name finally getting some process. some other news making headlines around the world this hour violence has once again struck the rugs capital baghdad two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a sheer mass killing at least thirty three people more than sixty others were injured in the blast the bombing follows a spate of attacks on neighborhoods which have claimed the lives of more than one hundred people. an explosion has occurred near the u.s. city of new orleans witnesses reported to hearing a blast and seeing a bride orange light in the sky i guess company has confirmed that one of the pipelines was are to blame for the blast no injuries have been reported but the explosion follows a spate of incidents on america's chemical and a fertilizer plant which have claimed sixteen lives and left seventy people injured
. one of the founders of the file siri resolves pirate bay godfried. is a to be extradited from sweden to denmark for hacking charges he's accused of stealing information belonging to the danish police including data on persons wanted in schenck and states if convicted he faces up to six years in prison the exact date of a swath lums extradition is not known as he's standing trial for in sweden for alleged fraud and hacking. riot police have clashed with protesters in brazil's biggest cities following mass demonstrations people of venting their anger at the government spending and staging the twenty four to world cup full social and health system as well as wives and cons but here is the rallies have now into the second week with more expected in the coming days. up ahead artie's prime interests assist through a wealth of information to bring you the financial facts you need.
you know what's worse than a crop bureaucrat who sucks at being corrupt or a scumbag bureaucrat in veronese russia just couldn't help himself and puts a very hefty charges for services a car truck for road repair and construction in just three years use 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 dot mil dot ru claims he had entire laundry hamper and twenty five kilogram sugar sex filled to the brim with box first off what so what is this flagrant that means that he thought rather comfortable and i could. quite so there are plenty
more of these guys out there but this is a absolutes left in the face to russia taxpayers who are hungry for new roads i think for instances of in your face obvious crush corruption need to reconsider that moratorium on the death penalty but that's just. good afternoon and welcome to prime interest i'm parry and boring broadcasting out of washington d.c. and here's the prime stories for today. the fed is getting it wrong that's the charge the leveled by john hilson wrath of the wall street journal he korea correctly states that the fed has overestimated how fast the economy would grow and every year since the financial crisis the implication is that the fed might not wind down q.e. after this thought and that's not the only indictment from the def you j.
they serve a survey to forty economists on why long term interest rates recently spiked twenty six of them said as chairman bernanke and co in his tapering talk the survey also found that recent hence of scaling down at the eighty five billion dollars per month q.e. program has kept a few market participants the average survey grade for communication on a scale of one to one hundred sixty two nearly half a by most academic standards and the latest housing data released this morning by the national association of home builders was the strongest print sense two thousand and two and the first time it's been positive since two thousand and six that's when the last housing bubble was in effect the bottom line home prices are getting more expensive and so are mortgages thanks to rising interest rates so soon as wednesday when the fed attempts to reconcile all of this. and here is the.