the winter olympics coming to a close in south korea and we speak. gold medalist. at the big game. this is. actually there were no tears at all i think when i get home i will be dancing and jumping for joy i hope by the time i get home i will realize what i have achieved. with asylum seekers in greece struggling to find jobs some are resorting to a drug. to make ends meet. and russia's defense ministry says militants in syria. in. the western media. has broken the truce.
with international we have. the winter olympics in south korea wrapped up with norway coming out on top of the medals table the olympic athletes from russia or. the doping scandal having prevented many russians from competing though that did not stop the team. takes a closer look at russia's achievements in. well seventy medals chang is only minus twelve if you compare it to twenty nine team russian medals and saw a cheat this is not blowing result but it still deserves a huge round of applause given that most russia stars weren't even invited here by
the international olympic committee so basically it was mostly a team of olympic newbies but i'll tell you what did blow the mind of russian fans here in chiang it is the first gold medal by their men's ice hockey team in twenty six years the final was really tough neck and neck till the last second with surprise silver medalists germany and the red machine was only able to show who's boss on an extra time when marginals will game was very tough for the german he didn't get to the final for no reason it's great that we won but we leveled the school and then the final point in overtime i think this goal brought joy to millions of russian fans speaking of bosses on o.e. are won two gold medals at these olympics and the first one was no less special when men's ice skating two russian teenage girls topped the podium after breaking
two world records one after another within fifteen minutes but of course you can't share one gold and thanks to one extra point from the jury. a fifteen year old girl from asia became the champion and we were the first t.v. channel to talk to her after she got off the podium in an exclusive interview she decided i need. before competition i fully distance myself from the outside world i don't read or watch the news just some t.v. series but this time i was very calm too i didn't mind the attention from the journalists fans and the fact that i'm participating in olympic games. for me it was the same as any other competition of course i supported the other athletes from russia but i didn't feel this big burden of responsibility maybe that helped me. if you got off the book spoke with a go at it you were so calm of your performance never once said that the only
source single tear what did you do to say so-called spoil. this i'm good you know this is a hit actually there were no tears at all and i'm always like that keeping my emotions to myself but when i go home i always share all my emotions with my parents. i think when i get home i will be dancing and jumping for joy i hope by the time i get home i will realize what i have achieved. the courts the buckeyes if so you haven't been jumping and dancing so far they're going to put it to show you but i get i only during my routine. what about your relationship with you again you made vids about your rivals on my space is it true that you were actually friends over there with that yes absolutely we have to go to have a coffee or a chat on social media between training we always share funny videos on instagram and have a good laugh together yes and there was a mission the order that all of you said you don't notice the media attention but
we have to ask you about the american skates ashley wagner who criticize your routine saying that putting all the very complicated elements at the end is basically cheating what would you say to her. no one goes because it just it if i can say that this only encouraged me to do more and better i wanted to prove even more that what she was saying is not true but you cannot prove anything to people like her know that i say let her compete in the olympics with my program and i'll gladly see how she'll manage to do it of course figure skating is developing really fast nowadays there's always a new generation younger than me maybe someday i might think like that too because in my group there are some girls who can do quadruple jumps but i will try as hard as i can to stay in sports. as long as i can i'm already thinking about the next season is that everything is skates and all you think about. for now i can't think about anything else i try to be as careful as i can and not make any mistakes so i can stay in skating for as long as i can in the jewish sports over
the last few weeks there was a lot happening in and around the olympic facilities not just sports. just hours before the opening ceremony protests have erupted outside the olympic stadium. what kind of team do people with this kind of sweatshirt support i'm sure. it's a limp take it half really believe he can keep it for the russians or traumas to kim here again we here to go to some hospitality houses walk around and meet some people yeah i'm going to meet some athletes i see any good ones and kidnap them back to north korea see the usa versus t.-mo we are and. we have to stop filming every other minute because it was almost impossible to do our.
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traffic or organs we need to prevent these two being put under the thing we need to identify their relatives and. the process of reunifying of the children with their families. syria's cease fire agreed upon by the un security council on saturday appears already to be unraveling with reports of violations in the damascus suburb of eastern ghouta the western media are very quick to point the finger at the assad government. saturday's ceasefire vote at the u.n. appears to have changed nothing in syria's civil war activists say pro-government forces are mounting a ground offensive the regime is continuing its offensive against a rebel held suburb of damascus there's been little left up in the bombarding of eastern guta in the past hours despite a u.n. resolution government bombs have continued to fall on the rather long play for damascus has been bombing already for a week targeting al knows where terrorists it's something that is allowed under the
u.n. resolution however according to the russian defense ministry it was militants anything who violated the truce moscow says damascus was shelled several times after the ceasefire came into force residents say they never even believe the rebels would abide by the truce in the first place. this truce is similar to the others and we will see it being violated this is the same old story and we are the ones who end up being harmed don't you see the children old people women and students who should we feel sorry for for these rebellious. we are tired of shelling every day thirty to forty shells for here. i am against the troops because it only benefits the read books but i hope that it will be over soon and that no gunmen remain there the resolution calls for
a thirty day ceasefire all across syria this it's hoped would allow time for injured civilians to be evacuated and for much needed aid to reach stricken areas a number of terror groups such as islamic state and the latest incarnation of al nusra are excluded from the agreement and the forces operating in syria are allowed to continue antiterrorist operations however despite all the efforts the trousseau here is to have little chance of surviving as my dad gets dia explains. thirty days of peace ceasefire of course all of syria sounds wonderful a pause for civilians time for food to reach the hungry starving people for the wounded to be treated no shelling no bombs and almost no chance.
east ghouta suburb of damascus the last to islamist stronghold in the area it's from here that rebels blindly shelled damascus killing and killing and killing civilians for years now the syrian army launches a counter-terror operate sion and buying international outrage. by the escalation of strikes me as a living hell hell on earth unbearable suffering indiscriminate shelling of residential areas intentional and systematic targeting of civilians the human disaster and nothe dead children and nothing wrecked families the thing in syria is you can argue anyone is a terrorist given how much blood almost everyone has on their hands take the rebels and islam is to control east ghouta they put women in cages and the horse them on to roofs to protect themselves from air strikes
a literal human shield they shot the demonstrators beheaded prisoners scots off people's heads on camera now they're allegedly forbidding people from leaving the war zone as rebels also did in aleppo the freedom fighters or terrorists is. the last stronghold. or the syrian capital the surgeons or be. continuous attacks on civilians is the part of the city. and many civilians have died so far so that's why the sitting government better to do they are going to work but the flip side of course is that islam is rebels will say as'ad is a terrorist they will show you their dead and say as'ad did this and they'll say we're exempt from this ceasefire we can show him all we want you see now by
a sudden blanket ceasefire across syria is optimistic especially when there's so many terrorists waiting to be killed the russian defense ministry also said that according to its sources armed groups in eastern guta are preparing to use chemical weapons to provoke a reaction from the international community against the assad government a political science professor maggette bottom says the violence is unlikely to end soon. it's naive to say we have to stop the violence overnight and cease fire overnight simply because only the parties involved have interest to continue on with this violence terrorist groups have instructions to it's can lead to violence. terrorist groups in this state of this put it out of so disparate that's why i can believe that they. can
first visit to the region referendum on independence hundreds of people. in the city center where they were met by ride. that rally carried on into the night the people chanting support for jailed leaders who were of course in prison after the referendum vote last october which was deemed illegal by the spanish government. is a quick look back at how. political crisis in decades. was
. wasn't cutting even thank you she was a her interest here we decided to set the president vice president and other high ranking officials in the council on government thank you was. i made sure it remains firm in its position that the referendum was illegal warning that any attempt to an older right the exiled cattle and leader carlos put him on would lead to the continuation of emergency rule by majority
thomas hiring to an expert on catalonia says simply put people have had enough. what we're seeing here is the the results of the spanish government's tactic of divide and rule and the fact that on january thirtieth the two main parties of the catalan independence movement were unable to come to an agreement as to the swearing in of the exile got on press a lot of people felt quite deflated by the inability of the leadership of the movement to get together at this crucial time. and so i think a lot of people are feeling worn out so i think we're in a position or a time where the world is feeling a bit deflated because of the failure of the leadership to get together and yet here speaking out in the streets perhaps a more organic fashion. sometimes the let the latest news looks like nothing new when the british magazine the economist recently ran a front cover a showing of the russian president vladimir putin as
a meddling octopus attacking western democracies it was talking back to a tried and tested formula. i don't know what's more striking the liberals have been using the putin as a soviet menace truth for a full decade whether they've been using brush or is not to push for a full century. western depiction of santa supreme between the deal aggressive briery and two nations while we octopus. picture needs revising should show us as a giant squid russia as a tiny little octopus we did tile go biased you how do you know and it states menaces the world's democracies.
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well as competing under one flag and the leadership of the two countries ready for high level talks but will the momentum continue after the games wrap up well i asked former national security advisor to the president of south korea. to korea's under one flag the korean athletes merging united the charm offensive from the north. leaders and the chance of the highest level meeting can sports diplomacy bring a breakthrough in the korean nuclear crisis with the current success is build a new future for the peninsula will be forgotten as the olympic flame. from korea. china young who former national security adviser to the president of south korea welcome to the show great to have you with us ambassador the olympics are over was so kim sr shaking hands with president moon dry in sitting closely together at the olympic stadium smiling exchanging comments is a great diplomatic breakthrough the press is expecting but the beginning of
something or is it all going to come back to being enemies now that games are over well it depends on whether north korea has intention to denuclearize. have if all these. things are just to maintain as a means of retaining their nuclear capabilities will go back to where we were before the olympics or we could be worse off so it all depends on those korea's genuine intention well pilon yon apparently wants to talk to the united states united states says it's open to talks with north korea but nobody wants to go first what is so role in this who blinks first game well. as important to figure out what mo.