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me how you hold says he's not interested in politics or business the former oil tycoon who was russia's most high profile prisoner has been reunited with his family in berlin following his surprise release and were bringing life pictures from his news conference which is taking place right now in berlin. also this hour radical islamist rebels in syria allegedly massacred dozens of civilians during a battle in the suburbs of the capital damascus. and crowds gathering in central kiev where antigovernment protests have raged for over a month as ukraine secures a fifteen billion dollar economic rescue deal from russia.
the latest news on the week's top stories here watering their weekly on our team to national was me here national power hello and welcome to the program. modern age mikhail khodorkovsky says he has no interest in pursuing politics or being involved in business has been holding his first major news conference since being released from jail after ten years get more from all over hate me now live from berlin a piece o. what has he said so far. well the news conference is literally just come to a close in the last thirty seconds or so during that time while he was speaking to journalists he expressed his gratitude to those who would supported him throughout the years that he was in prison and expressed his gratitude to those that it helped
him once he'd been released he paid specific gratitude to the german off to former german german foreign minister theatregoing sure who provided him who helped him to get a private jet out of russia and helped him with a b. that he obtained here now he said that he would not be any sharing in business that he had enough money to buy and he him and his family to survive on the moment he also said that he had made any decisions on where he would be living the thought he had a visa here for germany for one hundred days he has one hundred days in which to make up his mind where he will eventually end up now with regards to his political future he was peppered with questions about the holocaust he had this to say. i am grateful to the german politicians for. being so concerned about what happened to me to work each. day i hoped
there would be problems for the country would help me and today i have been told that there would not be any such problems regarding the relations between the countries of the sea i do not intend to be involved in political matters i believe i have also made clear my letter to president putin and i have been repeating it since in the future i won't deal with. pertaining to society so i'm not involved in a struggle for power but it's not for me in the in this true. well appearing carmen in a smart blue sooty fielded questions from a a whole host of journalists packed into the berkeley and wall museum just not too far from where i am right here in central berkeley and in amongst those questions he did appeal for some kind of privacy for him and his family. said that he didn't
have any concrete plans to exactly what he would be doing right now but one of those people who he did paid. his gratitude to as i mentioned earlier was hands did to again surely former foreign minister of germany he helped him with the visa process and apparently had been campaigning on his behalf speaking to the russian government and it turns out that mrs merkel the german chancellor also had been doing that now one of the moments of levity in the press conference was when this the holocaust you mentioned this well he didn't realize just how much information about him has been out there he said well in the ten years he's been in jail to become the launch of twitter and come along all of these things venti he had more people to think than he could ever possibly of of realized but the timeline that seen him come here has been such has moved at such a whirlwind pace from where he was told apparently it to in the morning his time in the penal colony or penal colony on friday morning in russia that he would be set
free. it's all moved at such a pace that saw him arrive here in germany just to live at that first press conference to speak to the the world's media and tell them how he feels and basically he's saying that he needs a little bit of time to readjust to life outside and pete thanks to everybody who helped him along the way. peace i want to with all the detail of the sad. news conference sad peter thank you very much indeed for that thank you and while legal expert and blogger and xander marker is says west. is blown out of proportion . in any conflict between the russian government and a businessman start the ax the reflex response of the western media is to support the businessman beyond that of course mr holder cos he had lots of people involved in his businesses from abroad in foreign investors all sorts of people about car and he was the he was russia's richest man and he had connections
with the united states connection to germany so all of these countries all of the people in these countries were involved and of course mr holder because he himself ran a full moon to be effective. public relations machine he had lawyers all over the place spokesmen all over the place who became involved in spinning his story if you wish. despite the fact that it's not just the russian courts that have said that he's guilty of pratt people consistently overlook the european court of human rights has repeatedly said that he's guilty as well but that never seems to get reported. and of course there'll be plenty more news and we have harder cost around the day with analysis both here on out international and our website dot com the show the check it out. to other news now is so signed bomb attack on
a primary school in syria has reportedly killed several children as the latest atrocity after dozens of civilians were massacred earlier this week by radical islamist rebels government forces expose the killings after taking back parts of the town of andhra arabic channel one that to talk to eyewitnesses. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town about they saw panic disoriented people running for their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing and people are being butchered and even burned alive and every bit of news coming out of the town is doing a new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants everyone
working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion organ aman ation they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in a drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it because syrian authorities say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and addresses the dad latakia and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition the situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed. but. he's an industrial town with a lot of the us residents working both in the private sector and for government agencies horrifying crying must have been committed in this town houses were so don't fire we are people trying. to shield from the syrian army which is
a position just outside the town that continues to carry out surgical strikes as part of their effort to liberate address which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r.t. . western powers have indicated next month's peace talks in geneva may no longer involve calls for assad to be removed from power it's the addicts trimmers could take control of the country if his government falls the u.s. says it's willing to meet members of the new formed islamic front group which is implicated in the bloodshed in the trial and with political analyst who believes peace is unlikely if the u.s. continues to support. in recent weeks there's been a shift in the relationship between the united states government on the one hand and what is now being presented as the new islamic front and we see
that the united states is in fact negotiating establishing a dialogue with the leaders of these terrorist organizations i should say that in this particular case the people who have dialogue with the terrorists they have blood on their hands they have provided funding most of the military and logistical financial aid has been china holds to these al qaeda affiliated organizations and that's what we have to address there can be no peace as long as the west military alliance supports the terrorists. that's a crime in the program this hour at washington's global spying web called the making of talk nation how to get in return for snooping father that's after the break.
largest consumer of the season i see it with me in the country is the federal government to simply say the property of the united states government to live this the united states number given to the list probably goes to realize you can just buy. your own just throw it away this is a good man for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this is your computer and sideways to. the producers of these literally i think should be able to collect these though i believe that this should be responsible. for a bill to bring. the mexico department of mental health jail cell to merge trying to cooperate are all but also belongs to the washington metro
area transit authority to the properties of a dentist aids patient and trademarks. you're watching the way to national welcome back president putin to how it has on omarosa on q. and a session this week which lasted for more than four hours bombarded by dozens of questions he shot his thoughts on the hottest topics of the past year and this could all last that far. they never met personally but his revelations surely made an impact on the world. answering a question about edward snowden the president didn't reveal his exact whereabouts but he couldn't resist humoring his all relationship with barack obama and u.s. surveillance tactics. you want to know how my feel about mr obama after snowden's leaks i feel jealous i feel jealous because he can do these things and get off scot
free still there is nothing to be happy about but on the other hand there's no reason to be frustrated however tough the criticism against the us may be all these measures have always been aimed at tackling terrorism but there must be some clear rules and certain agreements including those of ethics. ukraine was also discussed that actually set it right from the last few weeks with mass protests in favor of against moving closer with the e.u. moscow's giving you a fifteen billion dollar wall to help to cope with severe economic problems and according to putin integration is not your reasoning behind that we've often restless. you would know those who are pushing forward the idea of signing an association agreement with the european union these people would govern in ukraine not so long ago it was a foreign minister also headed the parliament to machinegun is a former prime minister you schenker with ukraine's president why didn't they sign these papers when they were in power no one was standing in their way they could
have gone ahead and sign them and there'd be no problem today i have legitimacy now is the current protester about moving closer to the e.u. it's an internal political struggle and signing or not signing this document is just a pretext. the current amnesty which should affect up to twenty five thousand people coincides with the twentieth anniversary of russia scots dushan members of pussy riot and greenpeace activists from the so-called arctic story are expected to benefit so obviously she was also mentioned including the president's stance on the organization itself. their ship it entered our exclusive economic zone was not responding and they tried to scale the platform in the attempt to stop the second boat started ramming our border guards is that a civil discussion about protecting the environment. it's just so. good suing someone's order to do work on developing resources. should serve as
a lesson and unite us along with greenpeace into an effort to minimize environmental risks instead of just making a fuss. of course these are only a few topics touched upon which you also talked about recent diplomatic breakthrough syrian chemical arms deal and the iranian nuclear program the conference was attended by over thirteen journalists over four hours of r t. meanwhile ronnie's go on in ukraine despite assurances from the government that the country still plans to move closer to the e.u. a good report coming out from central kiev just ahead. america's global spine it is even bigger than the first sort the latest leak from edward snowden has revealed noways been sharing intelligence with the u.s. on russia's politicians energy companies and ordinary people and he's going after chicken investigates why nations are so keen to help washington. we knew that
canadian and u.s. intelligence services were close edward snowden's latest revelation speaks to just how close he gave the canadian media a top secret four page memo a recent one dated april twenty third team by the way that says canada has set up covert spying posts around the world and conducted espionage against trading partners at the request of the us national security agency edward snowden has also revealed that although the canadian intelligence agency employs twenty times less people than the n.s.a. it has done a lot of work for the n.s.a. apparently including spying on foreign politicians and diplomats during the g. eight and g. twenty summits this document says the see as e.c. which stands for the communications security establishment canada shares with the n.s.a. their unique geographic access to areas unavailable to the. now course it does not give details on what those areas are that could be the spine pose that canada holds for the n.s.a. around the globe that could be about the ork to the exploration progress of which
is interesting to a number of shareholders stakeholders due to the region's energy resources the fact is that those agencies are so secretive that there is no way of knowing where that information goes and how it's used you have all these corporate people working inside n.s.a. and so they've got access like snowden did working for booz allen he had access to all this information to. so i mean certainly the corporations themselves with the people that they have working in these positions could look at that data and gain. leverage for example if they were if they were bidding on a certain contract for or against other competitors around the world that's certainly possible now william binney was an n.s.a. official twelve years ago that's when he blew the whistle on what he saw as the agency's indiscriminate data collection over the years the data collection has grown dramatically and with it grew the list of intelligence services cooperating
in addition to the traditional five by where you have five english speaking countries spying together on the rest of the world from edward snowden we learned about nine more ice in europe helping the n.s.a. some more than others there are many questions like what are they getting in return but when we learn about spying on trading partners it's becoming clear that it's not just about chasing terrorists in washington i'm going to check on our team. meanwhile a federal judge in america has ruled the n.s.a. secret gathering of personal data is unconstitutional the government can now either appeal or delete all the data gathered on the five plaintiffs who filed the case and. owns a secure online messaging service and moved his company to avoid the prying eyes of the us intelligence he agrees the extent of n.s.a. spying is and reasonable. it's not a strong argument compared to the right of people to have privacy in their papers
from unwarranted searches so what's what's basically happening the argument the government's making is that the metal data that they're collecting which is all the information about the phone calls who called who at what time how long the call was all that information they think that's fair game that they should be able to grab as much of that as possible most people who who look at this you know from a situ. ation like a normal person would say it's just like wiretapping the reality is this they don't need to do a dragnet on everybody if they really care about terrorists i mean most people would say yeah if there is or suspicion or reason for people to work to be surveilled like this go to a judge get a warrant we'll cooperate everybody i know in this business would cooperate with a legal warrant to search but when you go on a fishing expedition to catch every fish in the ocean and then throw ninety nine point nine nine nine percent of them back in the water that's that's not a good look at some other news making headlines today and was started with levy out
where a suicide car bombing at an army truck point outside benghazi killed at least seven people and injured many more a truck approached the sides and exploded when soldiers came up to examine the vehicle no group has claimed responsibility get troops in eastern leave there regularly by islamist militia. the anti-government demonstrators have parked the streets of thailand's capital yet again the latest wave of protests against the prime minister has been ongoing for weeks protestors accuse the leader of ruling the democratic system that has tried to calm tensions by calling a snap election for the beginning of february however the opposition has vowed to boycott the full. day in the arabian peninsula has apologized for targeting patients and medics during an assault on the country's defense ministry and its earlier this month the statement blamed a renegade friends or for that adding that al qaeda had warned its people not to
the hospital assault on december the fifth killed over fifty people and was the bloodiest in the country for eighteen months. and get men has portrayed the south as fighting against outside interference including u.s. drone strikes. the u.k. government this week has snubbed an offer by the e.u. to help subsidize food banks london told brussels such funding would be better delivered by member states individually but that's provoked anger in a country where the use of the charity handouts is rising dramatically as are lower smith reports. just a stone's throw from the seat of government in westminster is something that's becoming a more and more common sight in the u.k. this building's used as a food bank handing out emergency supplies to families so poor they can't afford to eat as the cost of living rises the number of people turning to food banks
increases with its funding tighter all the time but nevertheless the government has turned down a potential twenty two million all food aid why because the money comes from the european union britain we've caught by government with a very anti european ideology appears to be more keen to. warn europe to get credit for something done to get money which can how feed hungry people if you are starving you need some food and you cry to die and this government's refusal to cry in the parish is literally taking food out to the merits of how great the european aid for the most deprived fund amounts to two and a half billion pounds but the position britain's taken means the country will receive just two point nine million and instead of using that for food aid as intended it's expected the government will spend it on helping unemployed people
find work all well and good to say critics but there are people who need survival basics now and this money is meant for them. ukraine could still move closer to the e.u. next year if the bloc sweetens the trade and association deal announcement from the country's prime minister still didn't appease the protestors in central kiev cross have once again gathered that as was his annex a cache of. tens of thousands are back in the streets of ukraine's capital kiev to protest on this sunny day that's after several days of relative calm and that you would be suspicious on the ground here that the protests in the depended square may dispersed by itself sooner or later obviously today is the prove that this would not happen at least in the nearest future in fact we've heard from the opposition talking from the state that they're planning to keep the protest alive at least until january the twelfth they're definitely planning to spend the new year's eve at the independence square so this is a clear indication the anti-government protests would be lasting for some time here
in ukraine this week represented something of a turnaround for you great at least economically with the article which president is going to moscow and signing several agreements with russia particularly deigning fifteen billion dollar bill in the ukrainian eurobonds as well as receiving a much coveted discount for the russian gas almost one hundred thirty dollars per month discounted still despite many experts saying that this would help the this would greatly help ukrainian economy which has been suffering an ailing and pretty much in a pretty fault state this what happened to survive at least until the next six seven months the opposition is not happy they're describing it as a sell out of the country and they are unwilling to keep protesting as long as it takes to have the government resigned and the president to step down. and up next he'll announce international way explode the hands of his legacy of competes is thrown out with the rubbish.
the parliament of yemen has put forward a motion to ban drone attacks in the country the motion is now waiting approval by the president and it's probably impossible to enforce let's they could build a really big net or something isn't it strange that now after years of drone strikes in their country the parliament just wakes up to the fact their systems are getting blown up from the sky to be fair yemen doesn't have a ton of cash and i could see how having the well equipped and funded u.s. military to take care of the al qaeda problem for them for free could be really entice and i mean it must be scary to be a politician with lots of power hungry terrorists about this would be the first time in history that a stronger foreign power fought a weaker states battles for them but the problem is that according to the huffington post a former u.s. state department official in yemen says that every year drone attacks create eight
from forty to sixty new terrorists why they create terrorists because according to the human rights watch seventy percent of the people killed by drones in yemen are civilians you know if the yemeni government is really free from washington's grasp and really wants to deal with their al qaeda problem they'll have better luck doing it themselves or the good old rifles and bayonets pointed at the right targets but that's just my opinion. everybody please do. in the future. that more specifically our children and grandchildren. will be able to realize. that we would like. to win they believe to be the love we should have. to find a way to our training on how to enjoy the leisure who presumably i'm going to have to really we're going to have such a way to be frustrating and making
a life professional. will enable us to engage. a creator. now if you're if you're going to play the same old game and it doesn't really matter there's a lot of people out there they almost refused. but if you want to play all brand new games coming out. just to keep up i mean it's it's it's not. it's not anything you have to do. it's more just you know it's trying to keep up with the joneses a lot of times. a friend gets you know new video farther a bigger monitor or something like hey that's cool i want that. thing to remember when your fashion is just make sure you get everything. just never fails there's always something gets for god. to use him at work to
look up parts that we can't find or look like use google map to find addresses a way to vent stress have a rough day on the road get home or whatever or work and come home blow something up at a video game and nothing gets harmed and i feel a little better. yes we turn the computer on a new select the game you want to play when you kill the killer the game allows you
to go to the next level you kill the killer again you go to the next level and so on. we always try to retain the fighting techniques in the video games later on a football field we imitate the technique among ourselves. just move over this way . and i move around this way and when there's an attempt to throw a punch at me i step aside through a punch like this kick him when he falls to the ground i'll step on him. this place is very small as if it was a football field he'll make you laugh your head off. i was in counter manto at the time selling pure water there was this friend of mine told an eho he was already breaking these computers apart and i asked him to show me how to collect these metals from the computers when i started with them i usually would collect the
wrong medals and show them to my friends who advised that what i had collected were the wrong ones they showed me how to hit the metal against a stone a unique stone from the metal will indicate the correct metal or not. lol where you the six years yes it's worse so i don't like it i don't want my son to go out there but sometimes the situation here is still hopeless there is no money to send him off to school so on saturday he left me there to the dump say to look for some money so he can go to school on monday where making no sales these days at the market people are not buying. what is the purpose of your work why are you working here. it's for the money it is better for us to work here than become thief stealing from other people. as for the very young.