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freedom of speech. and the freedom to. write freedom a quarter of the vote general election growing support for right wing political groups across. terra tightens its grip on africa is the most militant. nigeria just a week after a separate group conducted a deadly attack on a shopping mall in the kenyan capital. and the israeli prime minister has to prove to the u.s. and the u.n. that iran's change of tone is nothing but a smokescreen as recent signals of a thawing relations with the west.
world headlines from. moscow thank you for joining us today. europe is witnessing a surge in support for far right parties we're bringing up a graph here on r.c.c. you can see how the vote shares for such parties as changed since previous elections in european countries are let's now take a look at some of them in a bit more detail for you here on our see for example right wing populists have just secured a place in norway's ruling coalition winning seventeen percent of the votes of the progress party is making coalition talks difficult though as it is associated with the mass murderer anders breivik who's been a strong supporter of the group and hungary's jopek party or the movement for a better hungary it's known for his extreme nationalist views and labels itself as a radical right wing and greece's golden dawn is the country's third largest
political group and it has gained a number of seats in parliament a senior members of the party of recently been arrested following the death of a left wing activists who were stabbed to death by an alleged golden dawn member i mean while in austria the right wing freedom party has scooped up almost a quarter of the vote in sunday's general election peter oliver now has this report from vienna. well the big story from sunday's ballot is that the far right freedom party in austria picked up almost a quarter of the vote now what that means is that they've really increased the amount of their popularity here in the country they campaigned this time on a not just an immigration policy but also on a. policy on a very much a euro skeptic campaign and that seen them both draw in the voters from by the by
the sackful not just those though also the euro skeptic parties will be in the in the parliament here in austria and this is something that we're seeing not only here in austria but we've seen in norway where the government there came to power on well very strong immigration policy saying that they would put limits on immigration there in sweden week earlier this year we saw riots in the to be reachin of stockholm that seen a rise. in support for right wing governments in that country also denmark where they think they have the right wing party they're the they're the the danish people's party all the third party people like money on the pen name fronts in the the french national front they're making a lot of noise and they getting more and more they're being heard more and more by people all across the continent and all of this is taken against the backdrop of the real extreme right being in the news right now in countries like greece where
golden dawn members are being rounded up and arrested so there is there are two sides to the far right in europe at the moment it seems to be those that are getting elected politically and those that are rioting in the streets i can what we're seeing in athens and other cities in greece. well he's pretty right there now barbara combe is from the austrian economics center so she believes it's actually because of the and euro sentiment that ultimately a quarter of all austrians voted for the far right freedom party well they don't trust the politicians in brussels anymore they don't trust our ostrander the decision makers what day do they are they don't believe they find the right solutions i mean after all it's just. a redistribution and a super national level it's austrian tax euros that go to other countries and are just washed down the drain i think it just said a couple of politicians thinking and overlook their past solutions that after all
it has only prolonged the problems this is definitely what the people see and it has not come to any solutions as a matter of fact that that school is bigger and bigger and higher so the next generations will suffer and this is what those twenty five percent obviously have in mind thanks for joining us here on r.t. today dozens of students have been shot dead by islamist militants in nigeria who stormed a dormitory early on sunday morning and started killing people the government believed to be from a terrorist sect boko haram that recently stepped up its attacks on civilians and this latest incident showing the scale of terror engulfing africa come shortly after the deadly shopping mall attack of course that happened in kenya and johnson the founder of the viewpoint africa website explained why the continent has become a hub for terrorist cells. all these groups are all joined together. i'll shut bob in somalia or the wider m.l.a. in in mali or if he were jewish across west africa these jihadist cells are all
only blueprints on the organizational al-qaeda the west has already declared terrorism leads to islam is in islam is in leads to fundamentalism and ultimately muslims when you're dealing with an ideology when you're dealing with a mindset and in the case all these groups they believe they could do no wrong because they think they believe they're getting their blueprint from god so it's not the extent it becomes very difficult to dislodge them over time i think it's a desperation acts by the militants and they've been attacked severely by the nigerian government for several months and i think they've been dented in terms of their own all round operations and this is just an extension of his group to make sure it's already propagated in the past before that it was a syrian states want syria law and this fight has anything this western and it does believe that some institutions including education institutions are its target
because it's deemed to be worse than now the groups attacks on educational institutions are actually embedded in its name itself boko haram can actually be translated as quote western education is a sin it is the islamists a third attack on a school in nigeria's northeastern state in just four months among other common targets for boko haram are christian communities and of course the churches. the israeli prime minister is on a mission to thwart iran's recent efforts to unfreeze its relations with the west of benjamin netanyahu claims that terrans sweet talk is just a trick to buy the country's nuclear program more time and he's actually vowing to prove it in the white house and at the u.n. general assembly. reports. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in the united states where he will be meeting with the american president barack obama and also addressing the united nations general assembly the focus of that address and
his meetings will be on iran and here the israeli prime minister's message is quite simple don't trust the rain ians netanyahu has ordered his government members not to give comments regarding the recent phone call between the reigning and american presidents in fact he's ordered them not to talk at all regarding the whole issue of iran and this is presumably to avoid any kind of embarrassment while natanya who is in the united states and also for israel to seemingly present a united front prior to leaving israel for new york netanyahu said that he was going to use this opportunity at the united nations to show the truth about to rant particularly now while all these plays and trees are being said last week when the iranian president rouhani addressed the u.n. security council netanyahu criticized that address severely saying that was full of hypocrisy and cynicism at the time he ordered the israeli delegation to boycott the station and warned the international community not to be fooled by signs of
so-called moderation by the reigning government we will not be fooled by half measures that merely provide a smokescreen for your rants continual pursuit of nuclear weapons. and the world should not be fooled either. understand davy israeli internal security vission bit announced that it had wasted a belgian citizen with a rainy an our region for allegedly spying against israel now the incident happened already three weeks ago but the information has only now been released while netanyahu is in the united states and of course questions are being asked about its timing many are suggesting that it is to store up ammunition for netanyahu his position that a position that he's going to be putting across in the united states it also kinds at a time when the first time in decades we see a warming in the relationship between the united states and iran now rouhani in his address last week also called for
a nuclear free middle east it's highly unlikely that the israelis will ever agree to this israel has never admitted having nuclear weapons but at the same time it has never denied that it does policy r.t. tel aviv. in the meantime a notable israeli journalist of that of gideon levy you told us here at r.t. that it will not be an easy task for netanyahu to persuade the u.s. leader that iran can never be trusted. practically the get is already a long time ago because president obama and prime minister. c. hardly eyes why. none of the main topics a palestinian question be they running into question in a tiny l size is any seeing which is less than bomb being iran is not the right solution he would come up with a lot of intelligence material trying to prove that there is no change on the ground in iran he would try to spoil the party. but in any
case i think that we have no two. diplomacy a chance and give rouhani a chance no doubt the reason basic fundamental change in iran and israel can only benefit out of feet and you can always a step back in time on our website r.t. dot com to see how a year ago and yahoo drew the wrath of iran and a fair amount of mockery from the rest of the world with his a dress at the un general assembly. bar for the meantime here on r t a court in bahrain has sentenced fifty muslims to up to fifteen years in prison for organizing an opposition group it was one of the key backers of the nationwide program for movement but authorities claim it's been involved in terrorism and we talked to a doctor not our job who spent two months in prison there she believes the trial is a well used tactic of the government. actually it's quite all the propaganda and
the whole process all through the demonization of the pro-democracy coronaries and to pro democracy is a quite an old fashioned thing that the the authorities that were being at the right the baby using it for a while and it's not working anymore i mean at this moment they feel and absolutely failed to provide any evidence that these groups are involved in any. terror attacks or any more of it movements two years ago exactly at the same the same judge he convicted doctors almost fifty doctors for sentencing up to fifteen years it's the same thing could it be think now the unrest in bahrain has been ongoing for more than two years let's have a look now at the struggle in more detail ultimately since the beginning of the uprising or around three thousand people have been arrested and nearly one hundred
have been killed and it all began in february two thousand and eleven when a six thousand strong anti-government demonstration was broken up by force unrest continuing saudi arabia and the united arab emirates were called on to help in april anger was and fuel further when the government ordered the demolition of shia mosques or demonstrations we've been banned in october two thousand and twelve while six people ended up with jail sentences for allegedly insulting the monarch via twitter and april last year saw massive protests against the staging of the formula one grand prix event with activists saying it overshadowed the ongoing struggle since the start of the uprising more than one hundred opposition leaders have been arrested among them the prominent human rights activist not bill but our job who was jailed for three years. are still to come for you here after the break of the perilous state of the portuguese economy actually bringing people together.
we report on the small communes forming in rural areas people growing their own food and living off the land. still to come in the program when the having a car becomes more of a pain than a pleasure and look at how british people are choosing to move about. with the rest of this i was top world headlines and justice. react to situations i have read reports. like. you know i will leave the state to comment on your play to say. ok. thank you. when you question the prepared for a change when you have to. be ready for. freedom of speech.
and the freedom to. right the sixty. first street. and i think you're. on our reporters but. instead i. am a. quarter to quarter past the hour here in the russian capital it's artsy voters have rejected austerity in local elections in portugal and in defeat to the parties of the coalition government and deep spending cuts are proven immensely unpopular in
the country which is now likely to see a third consecutive year of recession and hit by tax hikes and job cuts people are finding unexpected ways to survive the economic storm as are to you sir for three points. allan tasia a sponsor of the beautiful parts of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people needing alpes economic flights having been a reality here for many generations but since the crisis hit villages like campbell reyes has seen people needing in here a small call means formed it was only about. an hour and her two children have been here for a year in a while his story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe i lost my child and. not the the money that his. it's not enough food to pay my bills son able to pay the
mortgage on her house and a sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commie in he found her free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table trying another way around seven families are part of this group and all members of the commune chip in. and brick by brick and her family of building a new life here we're told the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise solar darity communal sharing and co-operative trade of a move from the city to here a couple of years ago or. so we are still like trying to find our place here we have well we have this little jobs of course it's very. it's not something
that you have a strong link to a source of income you are like. spring time to. get by growing your own fit in living off the land might seem but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like hanna ordinary people he stated the extraordinary difficulties the euro crisis the presented them with saw alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school the nearest hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by cuts to public services. the likeliest. surviving
not leaving yet and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to make something near to my. aerial work. i feel that i can do it. well and i feel room realisations and it's a pity to treat it for me and. the sinks. works like this that the people who. don't have the opportunity to do the sings the name of their life more. so r.t. portugal's island takes you region. straight to pakistan now to open up the arts he was up there for this hour thousands of gathered for a funeral service for the dozens killed in
a devastating blast in the city of peshawar the mourners were joined by the relatives of one family that lost sixteen of its members in the attack they died when a car bomb went off near a police station in a market area destroying nearby shops and buildings third comes at a time and it's only been a week since suicide bombers killed eighty people outside of christians church in the same city. into iraq where a wave of car bombings has ripped through shiite areas in baghdad reportedly killing more than forty and no one so far is claimed responsibility but similar attacks have been conducted by sunni insurgents on a regular basis sectarian violence spirals the incident follows yesterday's assault on a shia mosque in baghdad and a town in the kurdistan region six thousand have been killed in the country in just this year alone. and have a look at this is dramatic footage here from london now showing the london dark as
people are jumping from the tourist boat in the thames on fire all twenty eight passengers and two crew members rescued by passing ships no one was seriously hurt those several went to hospital for suspected smoke inhalation. or are now cause of becoming increasingly a luxury for some europeans a growing petrol prices along with the general recession are forcing more and more to say farewell to their four wheeled friends but with public transport being expensive and crowded people are choosing pedal power to get around. the story. to some it's a trend to others it's a hopi and to many more it's just a way of getting around with public transport at breaking point roads clogged and finances tight london's commuters are increasingly ditching food wheels for to the
fighting system really on here you know just all the cars on the road all the buses know all the delays and huge saving to guarantee that i'm always there on time. parking spot just outside work since i've heard you say yes it's much easier for you in chocolate doesn't even own a car and he's found a way of capitalizing on london his passion for cycling he's open to cuff a way you can have your bike repair it while you eat it's talking has just gone nuts in london i've lost my life in the last ten years. and yeah we've heard from if it's in from the weekend you know oh as we get larger crowds we get people who cycle just because i commute i want to get my g.p. to get people a right to get well so and it's not just the u.k. that's getting on its bike in recession hit spain bikes and now out selling cars for the first time joining fellow pigs countries portugal and greece where hard up
europeans are buying almost twice as many bikes as cause it's a similar picture in at least twenty countries all over the continent in the u.k. the trends one of the most pronounced in two thousand and eleven people bought nearly one point three million more new bikes the new cars it's a drive the government actively supports creating these cycling super highways you know some of london's busiest roads and even offering a forty five cent tax break i'm buying a new bicycle. london's mayor has also appointed a dedicated cycling commissioner andrew gilligan has a budget of nearly a billion pounds even ten years and sees a correlation between recession and writing we've seen a big rise in cycling since the size of the recession. to be fair though it started before that but it's one of the it's one of many factors that's definitely
propelling cycling which is that we have a massive increase in number of people cycling by almost travelled on the main roads doubled of under the whole since two thousand and two and a quarter of the traffic in central london in the morning rush hour is now boys we just have to cater for the number of people today we have the millions all over europe struggling to combat rising fuel prices and increasingly pricey and over crowded public transport the pedal power norris many parties. before kate partridge is here with their weekend in the week of sports i should say let's give you a to use of what's on the website right now for this hour for example r.t. dot com the path of the olympic flame that's of thousands make their way by plane and even slater bring the torch to sourcery at r.t. dot com we've got the footage from the lighting ceremony and a map of the outside world whereabouts of the iconic symbol of the game it's also why they can also find out about them you were unit in the british army staffed by
the i t crowd designed to defend the country from the threat of cyber warfare that and more of course at r.t. talk all. part as i said just a moment ago here in just a moment all the latest headlines from the world of sports. recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to dress to increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything or generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are
or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are forward and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different i.e. profiling if you were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me due to standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion.
thank you for joining me for the r.t. sports show i'm kate partridge and coming up is half an hour of top sporting deeds and words from russia and around the globe and here's a taste. scar tissue packs a punch as the scars from petersburg side triumph six two reigning champions deny moscow to stay top of the k h l. while all smiles a fellow on ice hockey star alexander ovechkin becomes the first russian to carry the olympic torch to kickstart a record long relay for the salt two winter games. and fast track russia's hottest to win the one prospect's against iraq to test the sochi circuit ahead of russia's first ever f one race next year. but let's start with football
because it's been a bad week for the world's top player in all messi as the barcelona forward picked up a thigh injury in the two know when it all maria after also appearing in court for the charges of tax fraud messy netted the open out in the wind to post his eight goal in six legal matches so far this campaign bossa have now won seven active seven club record start to the season messi is ruled out for up to three weeks but before that the twenty six year old argentinian and his father for haye were questioned by a spanish judge after allegedly evading taxes of more than five million dollars an accusation most men deny. it was a losing home debut for world record signing gareth by a laugh to rail madrid lost to city rivals atletico one nil of the birth diego costa struck after eleven minutes a second half substitute bale failed to make an impact and is yet to enjoy a league win with last blanco's and as you guys seventh straight victory ends their twenty three game winless run against ray al and puts them in joint top with
barcelona five points ahead of carla to sign. well in germany verse you don't remain on bin and extended their goal difference leave at the top after a five nil home drubbing of ten month struggles freiburg marker roy's opened after thirty five minutes and made it to no on the stroke of half time d'anna were sent off for pushing robert levy. royce converted the penalty that kind of speeds a fine finish made it three nil on the hour the polish strike at then added a fourth round patrick good luck to confiscate completed the scoreline with ten minutes to go. while defending champions by a munich stayed second for goals behind dortmund after a tepid one no win atlanta vosburgh thomas trailer turning in front three police cross after sixty three minutes but wadia list signed. and biologicals and stayed third of the two know when it turned to fourth place how that siren role has opened after twenty three minutes and.