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eavesdropping on allies the latest n.s.a. leak shows the agency's been monitoring with german chancellor for over a decade adding fuel to europe's frustration over u.s. surveillance practices also this week. i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and i. talked to survivors of that suicide blast that hit a crowded bus in the russian city of volgograd. america's a man killing machines tall condemnation from amnesty international and human rights watch who say that drone strikes in pakistan and yemen may constitute war crimes. and the syrian government presents from a list of its chemical weapons and its plans to destroy the one thousand opposition
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groups refuse to attend the long awaited peace conference in geneva. warning for moscow what i am here now when is kevin owen you're watching the weekly a roundup of the top stories of the last seven days here on r.t. and first the german chancellor has been a target of u.s. surveillance for over a decade according to a leaked and they say document obtained by german media that follows earlier reports of american spies tapping the phones of dozens of world leaders in a phone call to president obama merkel said it would be a breach of trust if the monitoring is confirmed said that quote spying among friends just doesn't work a bomber apparently apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge it was going on but germany's billed newspaper goes as far as suggesting he actually. the bugging of merkel's phone that's something the n.s.a.
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denies leaked documents no show that her number was on the n.s.a.'s watch list from two thousand and two three years before she became chancellor comment from former french prime minister dominic develop and he says he never expected that american surveillance had gone this far we knew that. some practices were existed but the search and overall system this came as a surprise for everybody in fact what we are seeing today is that the incredible privileges of the u.s. administration over the control of the world system we knew that the u.s. were controlling the financial system through the banking dominance of some big banks through the dollar currency as a reserve currency but controlling internet controlling the information you know world this is a privilege in monopoly if we are going to follow up in the same direction then
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confrontation might be the literal leaders of the money explanations from washington france and germany are pushing for a new deal on transatlantic surveillance angered by reports that the n.s.a. has been tracking the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and you statement warn of a lack of trust that could harm the partnership with washington germany is also teaming up with brazil now to push for a u.n. resolution restraining u.s. surveillance but u.n. diplomat says europe's anger is unlikely to go beyond formal statements. on the longer term and a few weeks out of the media on down the big issue it will just go on and business as usual that is my expectation there will not that big any real measures that it will remain states or mental problem could bring in i mean did their problem is not that they're spying their problem it's a store that they're flooded this year that they have been caught at spying not that's another that's another matter altogether individual why do they do it not to
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chase terrorists they do that for economic reasons they want to know what europe is going to do to world the brics countries throughout asia do or because they are a free that they're losing ground. domestic shock waves are being felt as well over this thousands rallied in washington d.c. on saturday venting their anger against the n.s.a. and demanding reforms of federal surveillance laws the protests was billed as the largest probe privacy demonstration in american history at his gun and shoot cameras there. thousands of people gathered here on the anniversary of the signing of the patriot act twelve years ago they believe that was the day when in the name of fighting terror their rights have been taken away from them they believe that the tradeoff between security and privacy is a false one people here say that they're tired of lies that the government has been telling to cover up their mass spying after all just a year ago the director of national intelligence james clapper said no when asked
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whether the n.s.a. was collecting data on millions of americans edward snowden's revelations of course confirmed that was a lie and the latest i have heard was that just within a month the n.s.a. spied on more than one hundred and twenty four billion phone calls worldwide that means that every single person on earth is facing the risk of being caught up in the n.s.a. dragnet and the person edward snowden thanks to whom this protest is happening is now holed up in russia because here in the states he would sure be in jail by now people at this rally dows of people in fact demand a meaningful surveillance a long way for him they came with a petition signed by more than five hundred thousand people demanding congress investigate the n.s.a. spying programs the senate judiciary and intelligence committees planned hearings on those programs so they want to make sure that their voices are heard actually one of the main messages of this rally is watch the watchers but the question is is
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there really possible because so far any light that's been shed on the watchers was through whistleblowers in washington i'm going to. read to also call for more details on updates on the battle for privacy as well as expert analysis on the n.s.a. leaks and we have fun with the trigger. a suicide bomber killed six people in volgograd in southern russia dozens more were injured when the blast went off on a park bus the fronts retraced the events of the day. october twenty first started just like any other monday here in volgograd people woke up with places to go and things to get done heavily using bus stations just like this but for several people needing bus number twenty nine they could never have foreseen how quickly their lives would change when they took that ride. the route ran without incident from morning till afternoon until one person got on board thirty
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year old why you don't see all of that is when things took a tragic turn anastasio to veronica was on her way home from classes at the university laughing and talking with the other students crucially it was in the middle of the bus which saved her life. when the blast hit everything around me went flying and then i don't remember anything i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and in a panic i understood that something happened with my hands i was covered in blood. it was right here at about two pm local time that a blast ripped through bus twenty nine filled with about forty people first responders thought it was perhaps a malfunction of the buses fuel systems but aside from the shop they felt to ask themselves if this was a gas explosion was the fire. and you're driving down the city or up there in that everybody in the blast was touching their faces and heads asking what happened what happened there was a lot of blood on them and
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a lot of flesh everywhere i was very afraid i got out of my car and i saw a headline there me and my friend took a young boy and his father to the hospital the remnant of an explosive. shrapnel t.n.t. and a grenade the accident site became a crime scene while r.c.l. over a g. hottest from republic of dagestan became the central focus of the investigation authorities will be keen to find her husband teacher so cool off an ethnic russian convert to islam missing since two thousand and twelve in the hope he may have the answers lindsey france r.t. in volgograd coming up when home becomes a war zone. whatever happens i will not leave my house again i would like to destroy the ones that love you the monkey and one r.t. reports from the devastated syrian city of yarra walk with me to the families who refuse to abandon their homes. but the next tracking
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drones america's ongoing unmanned aerial strikes in pakistan and yemen should be regarded as war crimes according to a report this last week from amnesty international it's despite the u.s. government's attempts to play down the level of civilian deaths from the drone campaign let's see what pans out on the news wall shocking numbers here it all began in two thousand and four under the bush administration the number of drone victims saw then dramatically through two thousand and six when almost a hundred people were killed another escalation then came in two thousand and eight with seventy five lives lost the following year barack obama took office the killings reached one hundred sixty two then a record number of strikes one man jets were recorded over the next twelve months taking up two under twenty two and the drone war continues while the obama administration's responsible for about ninety percent of the strikes carried out since two thousand and four almost a thousand civilians are being killed including up to two hundred children some
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estimates indeed put the total number of drone fatalities in the region above three in our thousand ninety's lucy catherine off looks into this latest report from amnesty international. the predator drone remotely controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's undeclared war in pakistan that's where the u.s. is believed to have launched more than three hundred strikes since two thousand and four the target suspected taliban and al qaeda militants the white house says better drones then boots on the ground and justifies the covert program as both affective and legal america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people not so according to amnesty international in a damning new report the human rights group warns u.s. drone strikes could amount to war crimes documents recent killings in pakistan's northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is
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a secret program in fact in our case we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians in some of these cases might be crimes that really concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old man nama bibi killed by a u.s. drone last october she was picking vegetables with her grandchildren when that attacks took place a double strike the children miraculously survived. first it was so then i heard that. the first hit and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized these missile fragments are all that remain amnesty documents other such cases but its main point the need for transparency and accountability the u.s. must explain why these people have been killed people who are clearly civilians must provide justice to these people compensation it must investigate those were sponsored for those killings now in a separate report
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a un investigation looked at thirty three drone strikes around the world not just in pakistan that violated international humanitarian law and also resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties that report also calling for more transparency and accountability from the united states reporting from moscow i'm lucy catherine of. a convicted terrorist has walked free in spain off for a european coal ruling and apparently it's all in the name of human rights so we look at the present and by that controversial ruling the british will now listen something after the break. we'll come to the. show thirty four countries spend over fifteen billion euros on culture that says thirty to one hundred fifty million degrees with some talk among no cells from st petersburg to france the trouble in such
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a song. we've got the future covered. two years out of the force ouster of khadafi by nato forces libya stands at the abyss the lack of a strong central government weak rule of law and the endless violence in a country awash with weapons has resulted in libya facing a failed state status add to this the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya. this is r.t. in madrid thousands of people have protested against
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a court ruling in favor of a bar separatist movement the european court of human rights has ordered spain to release some of the armed groups most notorious members in his deal rio who'd been in jail since the late eighty's for her role in twenty three killings in fact was one of them the spanish government accepted the ruling but warned that it sets a dangerous precedent on what convinced to democracy and cooperation says the stroudsburg court's doing the opposite of what it was set up for. it's incredible isn't it that the european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of a woman who has been convicted to due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that a body the european court of human rights which was set up to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states against their own citizens
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that such a body should now be as it were to beaning in favor of people who have themselves grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering the. online the cryptocurrency bitcoins battle for mainstream acceptance is gaining momentum supporters are going to love that first ever a.t.m. and customers turn bit by bit pulled into hard cash and we launched into canada if you would still get your head around this story and might see more this in the future head to our website r.t. dot com. the profits may be skyrocketing but they're managing nonetheless to stick clear the taxman final what tools are which is corporations in the united states are using to do just that at r.t. dot com. a recent surge in migrant deaths is spreading alarm through the european union hundreds of people have drowned in the mediterranean this month alone trying to reach safe shores in overcrowded boats now you can see here on the news all the main routes taken by the asylum seekers many
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of them come from countries gripped by a long running violence and conflict syria one of them some reach europe through italy's southern islands lampedusa is always in the news isn't it others make it to spain or france which are top destinations for refugees along with germany and also sometimes up to the united kingdom as well but it's only in greece that bears the brunt because e.u. law obliges refugees to remain in the country that they first arrive in while their applications are being processed. in office got the story. they want to buy the food from and the opium to saddam then traveled to libya and finally reached sicily after what must have been the most nerve wrecking ball right off their lives these three women are hiding their faces from the camera since now they're risking being sent back when we were at sea now the boat with refugees sank into a three hundred people died but we were lucky and insistently managed to void get it registered its illegal between need to go further north there is nothing for us here under regulation all newcomers must seek asylum in the country where they
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arrive and under italian law any one of voting registration is sent home but nowadays more and more newcomers are ready to take their chances don't register to try to go to northern states where there are more opportunities probably when you arrive here they give you the very minimum there is no jobs no school and you sleep in the street for six months in italy is one of the worst european states in this regard youth unemployment has exceeded forty percent while the economy is in the worst recession since the second world war the international obligations and plain human principles can't allow italy to turn away a refugee since for many it is the only chance for survival but the situation has now reached a point when this duty has become too heavy for it to handle on its own the e.u. has pledged italy would receive an additional thirty million euro or just over forty million dollars to deal with the refugee crisis but how will this help to distribute the more evenly throughout the union and integrate them into the economy
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is not clear they have been so on ideas so far they cherry they may be some positive development and i see embodies a lot of. good hope but no concrete ideas and as governments and international organizations brainstorm the solution one thing is certain the flow of refugees is only going to continue you've got this going off italy. the syrian government submitted its plan on chemical arms destruction. meeting an internationally imposed deadline elsewhere though the peace talks are struggling to get all on board nineteen opposition groups refusing to take part of a conference spurred by russia and the u.s. on the ground syria's diverse ethnic groups continue to split into two policy reports next from among the palestinian minority whose homes are now on the front line this is young more south damascus ten months ago it was home to one point two million palestinians today ten percent of the main the price of work
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acute care where it's divided family and pitted brother against brother. they betrayed us we cannot trust them anymore eight days ago abu movie and his wife came home for ten long months they'd lived on the streets not once giving up the hope they'd return this is what way to them and the well come we are coming to kill you bashar scribbled on the walls. whatever happens i will not leave my house again i would like to destroy the walls and we'll them again it could not be worse than this for one year syria's palestinians managed to stay out of the conflict but the infiltration of foreign fighters with big dreams and even bigger promises of money forced the residents of you to choose sides and take up arms against people they've known their whole lives. and i have some friends fighting on the other side we're
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not friends anymore the ones we displaced both from our house and destroyed our homes are not our friends. with call each day a bomb only leaves to fight them but not before he stuck furniture high against the windows to protect his family from snipers life inside these bullet riddled boards is as dangerous as it is outside his two sons as vulnerable as their mother every time the father walks out the door but it's always a painful for world all movie carefully cups her husband prepare for battle she knows he needs to go but each time he leaves behind the same an onset question and every day when he says goodbye i wonder if you will come back on not like when he got injured he didn't come back i want to find him in hospital there are a lot of men like him and women like me. but not
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a lot of fighters have bought their families back to. the snipers on a shooting range and three days earlier shrapnel from a bullet blinded a boonies left eye but the thirty three year old doesn't have a choice he has nowhere else to move his family and while the southern part of your milk is still in the hands of the rebels his home or what remains of it has been sued by palestinians who like abu more we are fighting alongside the syrian army and in the island when i go to the battlefield my mind is always with my family and i hope i will come back safe to them because they care of them and i pray that if i get martyred they will find tender people to look after them. the frontline is near two streets away but for other movie and is coming the battle hits closer to home each time they take aim to secure the streets for the families often it's a neighbor friend and sometimes even a brother who is pointing
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a gun back at them point of c.r.t. yarmouk syria. we take you to some world news developing now this hour in the butt and she's in southern britain tonight the worst stormy years is heading its way they've called it saying june could be the most destructive since the late one nine hundred eighty s. winds of around a hundred thirty kilometers an hour of forecasts there are over fifty flood alerts already issued it's likely to make room for a miserable monday morning commute many trains are already cancelled and ferries two flights have been grounded at major airports including heathrow but of course keep you across all the details as the storm blows through brittany for in britain watching tonight stay safe for us in india at least five people have been killed and scores injured in a string of blasts before the start of a political rally the explosions happened just before an appearance well positioned politician render modi who's a candidate for prime minister in next year's election bombs went off at a train station and later near the venue of the political gathering no groups yet
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admitted the attacks. georges finished voting no for a new president bringing to an end because saakashvili decade in power ballots are still being counted but exit polls point to a resounding victory for your e. margo valley who is an outspoken opponent of the outgoing leader artie's marie if nationals in the georgian capital tbilisi. i did polls just as it was expected put forty four year old philosopher gore gave out well it's really confident of the country's prime minister visine or even is really ahead of twenty two other candidates including the candidate of the country's outgo in president mikhail saakashvili covered by crowds a form of parliamentary speaker has only come out to the media and confirmed his defeat and congratulated his rival although official results will only come out in two weeks and officially technically the intrigue still remains this vote is less about choosing the country's future but rather saying goodbye to the country's past
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and to the outgoing president because like us really has almost ten year long presidency and with this vote so how was the legacy of make us like a shrill is my report on that. they are among the maize determined detractors of judges i would go in president. they follow me. everywhere to leave him in no doubt of where they stand. circus really was the once popular leader of the rose revolution the first color evolution which still power change in post soviet republics. in the last days of his near ten year presidency even former allies are on the attack. after his successes start of building an authoritarian regime the media was attacked one million people fled one quarter of the population went through the penal system they were either arrested or interrogated in two thousand and seven police used
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tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters one thousand nine hundred seven to resign. in two thousand and eleven they did it again. boudin i'm ugly people who are afraid to express or even have their opinion if they face to. just as they failed to report it as it could affect their families. told me his brother used to run the state audit office and claims he was tortured in jail when he took his case to the human rights cotton strasberg told nicki says he too was arrested over fabricated case becoming another record nies to political prisoner. i got eight and a half years if it wasn't for new premier ivanishvili i wouldn't have got out in just one week i saw they took out four dead bodies from jail they said those young men died from diseases but that's nonsense days before last october's parliamentary
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election videos showing young inmates being humiliated and beaten became the last straw for the georgian people selfishness party lost but this georgian media veteran says the public euphoria over circus will is defeat is tempered by how much the people had already lost individually and. promoted georgian people are still ended and the nation with history and we started to live in it we started moving away from our soviet past be our heroes of the hour genius who managed to convince the entire world and under the flag of democracy we got fascists as george's and after it votes for many here it's less about welcome in the future but saying goodbye to their past the law prevents macao circa srila from running for president again now has a mission is life far away from politics in the wine business but the public seems in no mood to simply let him fade into the background there is a strong desire here in georgia for circus related to be broad justice and it seems
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his detractors won't stop until that thirst is quite changed. now r.t. tbilisi georgia. thanks for your company tonight hope to may be at sea again tomorrow in france is here with the next news just over half an hour between now and then a close look at the desperate and downtrodden trying to survive america's skid row . a spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents and found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so this i mean if you pose for playboy you are forbidden to work in the
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normal world also as a former teenage boy i can tell you that any young attractive teacher will cause a distraction with the boys and wolf you can fire people for being distracting that when they have to fire every teacher with a handicap or abnormal appearance on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when you're spanish teacher of the good stuff for money to playboy it is a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't a good example for my daughter this is actually a very complex issue but i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos it could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion.
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in response to the intense law enforcement on skid row some of the local residents needed their child to watch the police. my mother em up while the both came to california in one thousand puti six and in both downtown l.a. work in a bullish department store on seventh and broadway. my father he'd been living downtown is since. but my mother she lives. in the projects the bad part of it was that i ended up hanging out in my mother's own neighborhood where i ended up joining the games and so for near i got into my addiction my addiction landed me in front of a judge. because you're doing robberies he said you have to go to state prison so he says sinister me to an eighteen year state prison. when i was doing my time in prison i became really more radical i was on the river.

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