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the week's top stories here in our t.v. russia mourns the forty six victims of tuesday's plane crash in the northwest of the country with seven survivors still in a critical condition. the surge in the number of civilian casualties from nato airstrikes in tripoli and intensify crackdown on kidnapping supporters in benghazi forced many to flee your say for parts of the country. time to bury the euro anger builds in the e.u. as its leaders agree on yet another bailout for greece while the loss of millions to impose tougher budget cuts spark mass protests in athens.
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do not understand why it happened he was one of the best people i've ever known i do not understand maybe it's frayed but why did you have to happen to. the russian premier league football referee bloody near by just one of the forty four killed monday night when a tipple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow did better as a void in northwestern russia crashed on this road missing the runway by kilometer twenty four hours later the crash claimed another victim when one of the survivors a young boy died in hospital. when i heard the little boy in the hospital died i was shocked it's awful my late husband was a pilot he had landed planes at this airport many times it's very personal to me. the site of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still clear marks evidence like this forest that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those
who have been here to witness the horrific scenes they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. you know i didn't sleep for two days i couldn't even fall asleep i can't recall and people screaming and i was pulling bodies away from the plane which you you have get me was one of the first that the scene his house only metres away from where the plane came down. and i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran to the science and we started screwing people. two women and the pilot he was dead while all the bodies have been recovered the relatives of the victims still have the tough task of identifying their loved ones investigators say all possible scenarios are being looked into but initial reports suggest bad weather and pilot error are the likely causes of the crash a suggestion that didn't sit well with some locals just guy you know it's easy to blame the pilot because he's dead i think the airport itself is to blame
family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those they've lost pets are still here r t russia scale your region and you can take a closer look at the crash site in northwest russia on our website snapshots from the spot are out there just go to the photo galleries in their online exclusive section to get instant access can also find more on the other mean news stories of the week and that's on our website r.t. dot com. this week has seen a number of reports of growing civilian casualties in libya in the latest nato bombing tripoli says fifteen people were killed in the eastern town of bragger a claim denied by the airlines libyan officials say over eight hundred civilians have died since the operation began in march i think maria financial reports now on how many libyans are desperate to flee to safety. this family hasn't had the war
quiet and peaceful like this one for months they've escaped from the libyan rebel stronghold of benghazi to hide in this refugee camp in the west of the country after a life in their native town became a nightmare. i know it's not safe there anymore it's become dangerous and it's not only because of explosions and gunshots one day people from the government in the girls see you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me and told me we have to arrest your daughter because we know that she supports gadhafi. the scheme has been long and hard for the we were in the family well and i had to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me and then we knew there was a bus coming from benghazi to nazir the bus with the gravels for their purposes we took that bus with our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and a lot of soon son was brother dr sabri a surgeon has also fled the city he says they've made three attempts on his life
but he only finally left when he saw a killing. to kill from from from you killing him in front of your own because on the world that. the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels' official political body set up after the revolution in libya started and the means february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the only legitimate representatives of libya there is. there will be a new so you will not be. there you are going to. have that freedom democracy there is not freedom or democracy there is just war. the refugees here say the now finally feel safe but it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in.
airstrike code until even government officials a bomb landed in the private compound and flattened they would kill fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon. dug around in these cemeteries still fresh while nato has already claimed the operation to protect civilians must go on with clashes containing in benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying on both sides of the front line many on the ground fear that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here they'll also be enough people left to experience it. reporting from western libya. investigative journalist michael cohen says nato won't be deflected by concern for civilians and its ultimate aim to control his resources. mall civilians
that the losses from the initials problems there fuels most civilians the nato bombings so the real will. not protect civilians the rio de east to achieve the economical stretches you can lead to stuff there of the west us in europe i mean the oil i mean the financial reserves of libya the brain mind that the u.s. is of bankrupt country and also preventing that kept us who has sort of used to the i.m.f. some buying for african development the old idea is to make the public international opinion accept the idea that nato is a couple of the over the that nato has the right to make rules where they want to revisit the people in hospitals we so victims and the syrian population is attacked that must be very clear that it has nothing to do with him
and it's a war. and it's not just for intervention in libya that's claiming a growing number of civilian lives as we reveal later in the program. when the u.s. starts to hit people who are members of law abiding the radiant that is and then i think we'll worry is that it expands this war to the point where so many people join up with al qaeda the u.s. is under fire for the use of drone attacks in pakistan and yemen we question whether the strategies helping to fight terrorism in the region or fostering. plus japan's nuclear disaster under-estimated we visit with a female c. to declared say by the authorities to find radiation levels there are one thousand times the norm. this week the unrest. syria continued with around twenty people reportedly killed in the latest outbreak of violence between security forces and demonstrators they are continuing to go out on the streets calling on president bashar al assad to step down this is the spike in speech on monday in
which he promised liberal reforms in return for an answer to the violence three months one crackdown has reportedly left fourteen hundred people dead joshua landis director of the center for middle east studies told r.t. that the situation in the country might be a deadly stalemate. if you wanted to starve syria they could do it in the same way that europe starved iraq and of course once you go down the road if the government doesn't crumble as it didn't do what you rock then you have to take military intervention because you can't just our people forever it's hard to read the future of syria this situation could bottle on the way it's going now for some time you think so things are going to reach a climax they're going to be regime change but there are not we saw this libya we saw xerox we're seeing it in iran that you increase the pressure but then you just grind along in a very unhappy situation and that could be the future of syria for some time. he
you leaders have agreed on a new bailout for greece but only after a strict budget cuts are imposed the vote on a proposed twenty eight billion euros therapy plan is expected on wednesday if approved it will also need another transfer of last year's bailout will be handed over to greece the latest developments prompted immediate reaction from euro skeptics who held a ma funeral in brussels for the ailing single currency they argue that attempts to bail out greece are too little too late and that the crisis will help bring about the downfall of the eurozone. if we just keep pumping money into greece it only put a lot of the death of their opponent they are already bankrupt we have to wake up and smell the coffee and say enough is enough. greece is going to go ireland's going to go portugal and of course the big one that everyone is worried about is the state of supply and that is one of our banks like portrush have been reducing our liabilities in spain because clearly the property slump is much bigger than the
spanish government is telling people places and even a drop of eighteen percent how the radio shows in spain people of losing seventy percent sixty percent in the value of their homes in their developments spain will be the next one trouble why should really u.k. taxpayer pay any to the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek government. well as the greek crisis unravels publicly or it continues to spill into the streets of athens another strike is planned to coincide with your sturdy vote next week so here is pretty obvious a lecturer at the university of the aegean says the return to a national currency could be the way out for greece. the problem is we cannot do it we are giving billion lifeline to them but the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay the debt to repay previous goods this is totally absurd it is for the benefit of greek people to have an immediate exit from the europe from the eurozone
the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a closely irrational financial and monetary architecture that is also a contributing factor to the debt crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i think that it's going back to a national kerensky and the regaining public control in a way national control of monetary policy is a very necessary step to be taking it is not a road to disaster as the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step the far right dutch politician geert wilders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination wilders went on trial for comments on islam he made in a public debate he compared the religion to nonces and call for a ban on the koran the court ruled the remarks were offensive but didn't break any
law and immigration sentiment is on the rise in europe with even leaders agreeing on friday to tighten border controls meaning the union member of the european parliament philip klein i says with multiculturalist politics failing it may be time to have more radical solutions. we've always been told that multiculturalism was going to be great and was going to solve a lot of problems on the country it has become a problem in itself and it's very important that everyone should be able to know to put forward his own solutions to the problem another balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union and shoot themselves through the local walls and local. way of living as the romans do and this is very important multiculturalism you know in reality does not work in europe we'll see the problems in the major cities major capitals in western europe where we see parallel societies that have emerged you know with so many people who
don't feel they have to do that themselves to the way of living in the country they went to and so this us to change i think we need a much more restrictive immigration and integration policy you can find more opinions on that story on our website r.t. dot com let's take a look at what else is available for you online right now. and russian gymnastics champion and duma devotee is named one of the world's sexiest politicians by an american newspaper see who else made the list. and it may be summer time in russia but it seems that wonderful is always welcome find out why moscow is famous park is offering seasonal exhibits this we can't. see official.
it will now be easier for russian political parties to win seats in the lower house of parliament as the president has signed a bill lowering the threshold from seven percent to five percent of the votes speaking to the media before the decision dimitri medvedev said it could also be possible to lower that figure to three percent the president said that this is needed to boost political competition and help modernize the country seven percent threshold was introduced in two thousand and seven i used predecessor it was important. well hoping to give that competition some fresh and but this is one of russia's richest man who has set his sights on politics we'll cross her of has been elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run in december of parliamentary elections is calling for a more liberal russia proper of himself didn't want to call it an opposition party are he spoke exclusively to the billionaire who says he wants to be the prime
minister. i'm not the kind of person who will change the dream or plunge into illusions where particular goals to get into russia's lower house of parliament with the maximum number of votes what i also understand is that i could be a good prime minister if the party successful i would fight for this position. and watch this interview in full in about an hour's time here on our t.v. meantime the u.s. has stepped up its drone attacks in pakistan the latest killing at least twelve on monday but a growing number of civilian deaths in the stripes has sparked public anger with concerns the action is driving up the number of extremist recruits and now with reports that the u.s. plans to expand its drone war on yemeni territory criticism against a strategy stronger than ever r.t. is going to count reports. the u.s. is looking to expand its war on terror but it's not the czar under fire. in
pakistan a cia drone strikes aim at terrorists but end up killing mostly civilians public outrage is growing hatred and anger fausta more terror if you push them of yours the world then if this militancy and terrorism is going to increase this is no more dissolution because if you're attacking them by drones and they're not part of the war they're going to decide who which by day they're going to go in pakistan in the one year the u.s. strikes killed seven hundred civilians but netted only five actual militant leaders many pakistanis are furious at their government for helping the americans kill their own people they accuse their leaders of doing that in exchange for billions of dollars from washington americans on the other hand are not too happy with what they get in return for their billions to support governments the large ones when we say enough is enough most governments lie to each other and so
a business gets done and meet all the cheerleading about bin laden's killing the us has stepped up drone strikes in pakistan. in pakistan in number of casualties that result because of the drone strikes. like the taleban. and other groups in pakistan to recruit new numbers and they're doing. so very washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous al qaida outpost and he's planning to step up drone attacks on the country establishing a base in the persian gulf specifically for that purpose especially now when hans replacement i am an also worry it's got to be building up all kind has already significant presence in the image of. the u.s. had been cooperated with yemeni counterterrorism forces in targeting al qaida but they've since left the field preoccupy. why it is that with the nationwide turmoil against the sollie regime that means the americans are likely to have
a freer hand going it alone with the cia to take a central role because the agency is not subject to the accountability the us military is legally under expect more bombs to fall on yemen when the us starts to hit people who are members of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula then i'd be real worry is that in the experiences war to the point where so many people join up with al-qaeda their security in yemen over the killing of scores of civilians by the drone strikes in one attack they are the american military presumably ming ed and al qaida training camp ended up killing dozens of women and children in another strike a year ago a drone mistakenly killed a deputy governor in yemen his family and aides with the expansion of the room for its influence in seeking only in itself the fighting on my family say some of them made the turns of the war the phrase are not happy if you put down the force of the end of their bombing and the lack of accountability in what he called the city of
their features that adds more paradox the west rattled me asking where the america is already and fostering here at the same time i am going to check out we're putting. our. learning lessons from the japanese crisis that was the key point of a five day nuclear formed and in vienna on friday but how do they or findings match up to reality artist ron thomas went to a city just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster for himself. i'll be ominous and a constant ticking of geiger counters and scientists working in fukushima city concerned. i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking there is a creation protocol and process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends family are of
a creating. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the danger plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the vents danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the battleground is really really quite chilly nine. with about thirty times what is more of them except admirable but the problem here is that we're just slow and a lot of the ridiculous quickly. it is still climbing earlier we got a reading of writing an article. about a thousand times more than was an acceptable level of paper really. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers for the government. they change the. standard the levels from one.
to twenty million per year to twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be closed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affected. to try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do a pilot project. work by also and we're not using especially if we just use normal. scoops.
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