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weapons in the wrong hands president putin slams the u.s. for plans to supply arms to the syrian opposition known terrorist groups are fighting within it. what brazil more than a million protesters vent their anger at the government of major cities across the country with a teenager that becoming the first fatality of riots showed no sign of abating. and the french are getting increasingly frustrated with the european union with recent polls reeling over sixty percent believe the blocks going in the wrong direction.
by forty h.q. just after eight pm here in moscow is kevin ok with you very good to have your company the top story the president putin's criticize the u.s. for planning to send weapons to the syrian opposition warning that arms are ending up in the wrong hands it's one of many crucial statements coming out of the annual international economic forum and some petersburg. the main sentiment coming from the russian president this time is that they're not the syrian people fighting the regime of bashar al assad but the rebels and the opposition and obviously he's been very critical and very vocal about the recent developments in surrounding the syrian conflict namely the calls across the atlantic to arm the syrian rebels to provide him with military training something discussed by washington over the past several months or so but he will put it said that it's not only plainly wrong to talk about a possible peace conference in geneva which would have the members of the opposition and the government at the same tribal happening at the same time of the talks to
arm the syrian rebels is not only wrong but dangerous because that could have very grave consequences for europe as well as the russian president was quick to remind us of one of the latest incidents which happened in the u.k. it has no direct relation to syria but he believes it may have serious and grave consequences for the european security in general who are you going to supply welcomes to real remember the terrible tragedy in the u.k. soldier was killed in london that's just terrible it's mostly people like those who murdered him in france in a son that's what concerns us. another fresh concern we've heard from the russian president is that the arms which hypothetically may be supplied to the syrian opposition might eventually be found in europe and even in russia it is an established fact according to the russian president that around six hundred mercenaries from russia and europe are fighting on the side of the syrian opposition and as long as there is no composition to the to the opposition movement in syria it's unclear where the weapons will eventually end up at the same time but
even if we can spoke about the recent g eight summit and said that there is no single position among the g eight countries on arming the syrian rebels not all countries agree that this measure should be implemented at the same time all countries of the g eight agree that a peace conference in geneva to have both the members of the syrian opposition and the. syrian government talking about a possible peace solution is something that needed urgently despite that we haven't moved anywhere closer to a real date of this is a news conference but it wasn't only about geopolitics warfare and economics here at st petersburg forum there are also some things to laugh about journalists decided to bring up a scandal of around eight years ago when u.s. billionaire robert kraft accused the russian president of stealing his super bowl ring me back and said that he wanted to show this ring to the russian president vladimir putin allegedly putting it in his pocket and walked away with it said he knew nothing about that incident and in fact his reply caused
a full roar of laughter at the press hole. but you know i don't remember mr kraft or the ring. i do remember some souvenirs were given if it's of such great value to mr scrafton his team i would ask of factories to make a very good and expensive one for him out of the first missile and with a good stone. thank you also some big economic announcements made by president putin to see address the business elite at the forum with russia signing off on president a deal with china and his business correspondent kelly pill because the latest on that later in the program. the mass unrest in brazil turned deadly today an eighteen year old demonstrators died in the state of south polo after a car crash there a barricade what started as a rally of a transport fees is now snowballed into
a one million strong protest engulfing more than one hundred cities across the country president deborah who sifu scam sold her trip to japan to hold a version of meeting with the country's key ministers following the most violent night of rioting over eight thousand police officers have been deployed to read nearer being time out of a football match there when activists attempted to advance to the city hall there were met with tear gas and rubber bullets that's left dozens injured the crowds who gathered in the capital brasilia received the same response from authorities artie's ignore field reports. hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets all over brazil in an unprecedented public protests the hottest fourth of the rest remains sao paolo with tear gas has been fired protesters who tried to take over the local government building in the capital brasilia clashes have erupted when riot police faced off with protesters trying to break through towards the congress in rio de janeiro local police resorted to tear gas to disperse crowds marching
towards city hall police say some three hundred thousand people have rallied but organizers claim it's twice as many there are reports that around thirty people have been injured earlier around eight thousand security officers have been deployed near the city stadium ahead of call for the ration scottish football match between the spanish and eighty football teams such rallies are believed to be the most violent in a decade the protesters say they are angry at the government's excessive spending for the two thousand and fourteen world cup another point of discontent is the increase of public transport fees in several brazilian cities the country's health authorities later reversed their decision to increase the first but this doesn't seem to have a peace demonstrators they say they are also angry over the underfunded health care and education systems the unrest come six months ahead of elections in brazil and as we can see there are plenty of complaints to worst president dilma rousseff
government the protesters say they will remain until they see change and promise a fresh wave of rallies to take place for the next days in a few beer their will for more analysis let's cross live now to brazil in genesis blog and receive services in london for us hi there. the this protest has been gathering pace ever since more people have come all in protest of the way the initial while and so it was clamped down on yet we're seeing the authorities still going in there with a heavy hand short of the making things worse by continuing to do this all day. well i could say that yesterday was a big game changer in a certain way because the protesters were getting massive support from the media from middle class and from everyone else but after violence spread there there are people having second thoughts about supporting the protests so far mainly because they are very broad based and there are very there are various issues that people are bringing about the main one which was transport fears was pretty much tackled
on wednesday when local government pretty much dodged the whole thing they're not going to try to raise the prices and more so now that the main issue is out of the picture most people now are wondering there do some soul searching now wondering if they should join the protests for the next time but of course there's actually people very enthusiastic about it still. what is the issue i mean we're going to the worst protests for two decades millions of people who are on the streets what is life like every day life for a brazilian what's their everyday mode or is just too widespread to kind of put in a box. i would get i would compare very much to the situation in chile a few years ago in chile as we're protesting against the high price for education there has a massive middle class which brazil has just gotten after fifty years of successful achievement of big achievement for really dragging forty million people out of poverty and other things i would say that this is the first revolt of the middle
class of a classic middle class in a certain way in decades and people are wondering if they could get better services and they could get better education better and better health it is not exactly above the economy because brazil's pretty much living through full employment and it's not doing terribly compared to comparing to countries i would say the protests in brazil they cook for a very long but then when they happen lots of issues and this is the biggest one in all of time in a long long time so most of the issues brought about now are basically discontent with how government works and not only in the federal level it's state level it's local level not only big cities small cities are having to progress. to me it's the beginning of the struggle for a bigger role for middle class in recent years in political life but the way that this anger is falling it's well known to the streets is any of that because people are kind of bold maybe but what they've seen going on with the arab spring what
we've seen going on in europe is seeing some results i think we could do that to any of that part of it all you are a small world or not at all if i if i had a great answer for that i would surely. we're actually trying to find out what kind of people are really behind the violence there i'm from some publishers the majors the biggest city in the southern hemisphere and there's a very mixed race country and we have real nazis come out with something very bizarre for us we have a group that don't respect the north just so at that we're thinking that it is possible that the movement which started the whole thing which was a leftist movement now that they are all of the equation they had their protest hijacked somehow by by some far rights movements as well of course there's people from every every every part of society but the right wingers which were not part of the protests in the beginning they seem to be emboldened by that but the spirit of some of the vandalism they can see in the days before the protests were massively
peaceful now that the main ones are out there wondering what's coming next because we fear that the right wing movements which are very violent in any country that they could be more violent for the next three days against public buildings looting and doing these kinds of things all right thanks for being with us versus severus see the brazilian journalist blogger thank you. well i'll teach you to channel score in focus some of the images of the brazilian protests we invite you to head the to see them right now to see the pictures from the cities in the grip of the unrest as. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images of the world on the streets of canada. for racial to rule the day.
the e.u. is heading in the wrong direction that so more europeans apparently are failing according to recent polls and it's fronts the blocs founding member and traditional driving force where disenchantment with the united europe is apparently rising fastest nearly two thirds of french people questioned by gallup this month said they were unhappy in the way the e.u. was going and taking a bit concerned by the rise of germany as a political force and they feel the brussels has mishandled europe's financial crisis and soaring unemployment is a problem it's fueling french euro skepticism all this comes as president francois hollande approval rating plummeted almost two fold since he took the job last year for edge far right leader marine le pen told us france needs an open debate on its relations with the new. but the boat. first of all you need to understand the french do not really talk about this both e.u. and the euro
a common currency virtually imposed on us religiously defended here or in other words there is no diversity of opinion the more anything you say against the euro alice will be equal to blasphemy what i'm asking for is a referendum polls are a good thing but i do remember the polls promised that when asked about the european constitution france would vote for it at the end of the day our fifty five percent of french citizens said no to the constitution that's why we need a wide public debate a referendum to ask the people what they think about school board a transparency with the shank of the country and about this currency that killed our economy we need to ask them how come the e.u. guidelines are more important than our own constitution which in shrines the will of a sovereign nation these essential topics have yet to become subject to public debate in france and i'm sure if they were discussed today the french would opt for
freedom more than twenty people have been arrested in turkey on suspicion of being linked to violence and anti-government rallies there after three weeks of street battles authorities in the country now say they're prepared to allow one form of peaceful resistance the silent standing man protest that recently started in taksim square this is own career riot police once again ring tear gas down on demonstrators marches tom barton was in the thick of it. i've just taken off my gas mask for a minute the air is heavy with the smell of tear gas these two police water cannon shots into the center of this street in ankara just messing around and when has. anything happen in mind the police response heavy handed police response in the eyes of protesters that protesters have been so i'm going about in the past weeks they say the. prime minister erdogan is government is too authoritarian and the
police that are all supporting the government all as well and they will do nothing to try and ease back concerns will this affect the politics in turkey upcoming local elections is very much yet to be seen though i grew on the street it's very much continuing on a day to day basis to speak to this particular course right has become a scene for nightly confrontation between the police and protesters. however earlier in the week protests went on until a small out of the morning without incident yesterday and today. the police response very different with these vehicles charging in and chasing protesters down side streets liberal use of the fourth kind of which is street the palm trees and left deborah over the streets. really not the kind of response people were hoping to see from a police force that has really come in for a lot of criticism from
a lot of coldness of turkish society in the last two weeks. they're reporting for us still ahead cash in the trust the u.s. destroying a lot of military hardware in afghanistan with taxpayers' money and then up on a scrappy little eight. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then. you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you. are welcome to the big picture.
you lawmakers want to create legislation blocking the u.s. from accessing the data of its citizens without legal permission first moshing times recently come under fire of course for using its prism spying program in europe with germany among its biggest targets but ross anderson who is a security engineering professor at the university of cambridge in the u.k.
says the bill could be blocked by washington. the really interesting political tussle is going to be over the european union's data protection regulation which is currently going through the parliament america persuaded the european commission that they should leave a loophole for intelligent intelligence and law enforcement surveillance of communications. because the convince the european union and it was too arcane an issue that few people cared about and they wouldn't win but now that the issue has become public does the real chance that the european commission will revisit this and will modify the regulations to try and make it stronger but if they do that there is a risk that pro u.s. government such as our governments and the czech republic and so on will then gang up in the european council and will prevent the regulation from being passed so expect a lot of politicking to happen between no and of those at sauber in november in brussels as the u.s.
army rushes to complete its pullout from afghanistan part of the country already turning into huge junkyards the pentagon is now destroying u.s. vehicles now the military equipment there despite the war already having cost american taxpayers more than six hundred thirty billion dollars it is going to if you can investigate that. by the end of two thousand and fourteen the u.s. military will have destroyed seven billion dollars worth of military equipment in afghanistan u.s. officials say they're getting rid of what they no longer need to or what would be too costly to ship back home the list of items that will be shredded. to be sold a scrap includes around two thousand mine resistant ambush protected vehicles or more a.p.c. they were designed to counter this threat of roadside bombs and cost around a million dollars apiece. and are very busy dismantling expensive equipment u.s. officials are not explicit as to why they're not leaving the gear to the afghan military one of the reasons that they gave is that they provided a. lighter tactical vehicles which are presumably
a better fit for the country's roads to quote one u.s. military official he said we don't want to live with a lot of equipment that they can't handle and that could compound their challenges as the u.s. is packing to leave again is that well at least the bulk of the forces the obama administration is trying to find a political solution with the taliban there are quite a few roadblocks on the way to that as you can imagine but after years of fierce fighting u.s. policymakers have arrived at the idea that only political solutions can lead to a sustainable peace in afghanistan and in some way the scrapping of military gear is symbolic to how little all that machinery has achieved there. was working twenty four seventh's provide you with the best stories and pictures as protest of. u.n. experts reveal the ugly truth is really ticks including using children as human shields we've got the story online if you want to read more about it and another
click away singapore continuing to choke and huge amounts of smaug levels of pollution that are said to be. thousands of sites and go for weeks to call for more pictures and videos of the day it's obscuring the city state. the russian state duma has approved now the third reading of a bill which would ban the adoption of russian orphans by foreign same sex couples and single people from countries where gay marriage is legal at the same time they've made adopting children easier for russian citizen this this bill comes at a time when the issue of gay rights is becoming increasingly controversial here in russia. going off as the details. on one hand this draft makes it easier and quicker for russian citizens to adopt children law makers have eased the health requirements of four potential adoptive parents shorten the waiting time and increase the gradually defeat of those adopting children with disabilities and those over seven years old lawmakers also want to see russian orphans to be able to
receive medical attention of rod and for the state to sponsor that but at the same time this draft bans foreign gay couples from adopting children and russia and single individuals coming from countries where gay marriage is legal now this draft also another one passed also by the state duma recently which bans homosexual propaganda to children are widely criticized by gay rights activists in russia and abroad but actually if we look at the statistics then it seems the majority of the population here supports these measures and all recently conducted by the wada center revealed that thirty eight percent of its respondents believe homosexuality is something which should be treated by doctors thirteen percent believe that homosexuals should be legally prosecuted so clearly the society in russia is still very conservative and perhaps that's why most public events and rallies held by the rights activists in russia usually end up with them being physically attacked by
a t.v. rights activist we are radical orthodox christians but actually if we compare the situation to western europe where society is clearly much alas conservative issues like allowing gay couples to adopt children are still causing lots of debate for instance just recently we saw mass produced in france when tens of thousands or perhaps even hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets against the idea. cover of the top will stories in brief suspected suicide attack on the part of shia mosque in pakistan city for showers killed at least fourteen explosion also injured dozens of worshippers many of whom are in critical condition no group claimed responsibility but shiites have often been the target of sectarian attacks by sunni muslims. in chile right police have suppressed a rally by students dividing educational reform clashes reportedly broke out in the capital when some of the protesters tried to march beyond an authorized route stones were thrown at police who responded with water cannon and battens chiles
experienced a recent wave of education protests over sewing costs and affordable loans and poorly trained teachers. russia signed off a massive deal with china it is a ploy oil worth two hundred seventy billion dollars that's what president putin did announce that the annual international economic forum in some petersburg was underway katie pilgrim's following his economic statements. the two hundred seventy really in dollar deal has been a struggle really supposed all expectations here in st petersburg between roughnecks and china and that equates to three hundred thousand barrels a day that's on top of the three hundred thousand that is already delivered to china about three hundred sixteen tons that's a huge deal and it's a huge deal for a number of reasons we know that the eurozone at the moment is doing with a sovereign debt crisis the demand has gone down from there and europe has made no secret of the fact that they want to diversify. their demand as to where they get that oil from so there's that to play into this as well but as far as china is
concerned it is a popular move i've been chatting to the business elite here and they say it's all about russia moving from now on and you've only got to look at a map to see that it makes sense for these two countries to be dealing with each other to be striking out these multi billion dollar deals also for rough stuff that as a company it was great on the balance sheet we know that they acquired to be paid as a whole slate. and they are still paying the bills for that but i've got to tell you it's not all about china ross nafta been drumming up her plenty of deals here today they've been speaking to any exxon and also that's all as well so it will set in the head of the company has been a busy mt. i want to talk about show gas because putin approached this topic in his hand when he was a bit defiant towards the fact that many people are saying that russia slept through the. resolution revolution i should say so he said the main reasons why it's not in the energy world is simply because it's costly it's more costly to
produce a natural gas and as well as that is also environmental concerns as well to do with the fracking process that is needed to get the shale gas and the fact that it can contaminate the water so far as producing was concerned he was defiant towards the so-called gas boom. thanks for the software we won't surely have a martin talks by the future iran's relationship with the west stuff the country's elected a new president obviously right after the break. the news that secret laboratory tim curry was able to build
a little worse for delivering the life out of a little radio guy for a minute. what clothes were obliged to give you never seen anything like that i'm still a. little. something else i'm having money in this is breaking the sets all the inventor of the internet recently spoke some wise words in light of the revelations of the n.s.a.'s rampant online spying and no i'm not talking about al gore who claims he invented the internet i'm talking about certain berners lee proposed and helped develop the concept in one thousand nine hundred nine recently while speaking at a convention for young entrepreneurs he voiced serious concerns about the future of the invention he helped to create we said that the internet is facing a major threat from government legislation and corporations according to telegraph certain said it.