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latest headlines and we can review here on our team russian investigators get a breakthrough just five days after a suicide blast at moscow's domodedovo airport the culprits but identified as a man from the north caucasus who was targeting foreigners the attack killed thirty five people and injured more than one hundred. considered the success of she's legally consolidated public school says kid we've increased this evil. president dmitri medvedev assures global leaders that russia is safe as he addresses the tragedy on the sidelines of the world economic forum in davos a new terror alert system is already being discussed.
freshly televisa in egypt as the nation descends into chaos with protesters washing out against the government for the sixth day in a row. death toll reaches more than one hundred as whites continue of around the country i'll be bringing you the latest from egypt's in capital. and the start treaty gets the final go ahead as russia and the u.s. complete the ratification process with months of negotiations and heavy opposition our team takes a look at the bumpy road of the nuclear arms reduction deal. one pm in moscow i match reza giving you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t we start the program with a story that shook up the week a suicide blast at moscow's domodedovo airport monday's terror attack claimed the lives of thirty five people more than one hundred still in the hospital many of them in critical condition on saturday russian investigators said they had solved
the case and knew the identity of the suicide bomber or more. four thirty pm on the twenty fourth of january a suicide bomber blaze apart the packed arrivals hall at russia's busiest airports . my first thought was to get away a lot of people willing motionless even more people were being piled up near the first aid area some well ready dead they were dragged away a horrible picture. i looked at my watch and then flash and i passed out when i woke up there was a ringing in my ears it was a sour smell everything in ash is everyone is groaning three or four men were piled up on top of me the one directly above me was wounded in the chest he took all the shrapnel. amongst the thirty five dead people for many nationalities. added we need fathers gordon qusay and his two to marry the mother of his child.
shelves wife watched him die in front of her on the airport floor around the world families now grieving for those who were saved precisely calles. doing. something very serious just. very. stark realization that the work of god really was for there was a true. story for. our parents and. investigators say they've now identified the man responsible but haven't yet released the name of. russian investigators and security services have identified the suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device stuffed with metal elements of moscow's domodedovo airport on monday it was a twenty year old man from russia's north caucasus although investigators know the terrorists name we're not going to disclose it now as we're currently working to
establish the organizers and accomplices of this crime north caucasus separatist groups and extremists have been responsible for the similar deadly attacks in russia the twin bombings at the mosque a match a less than a year ago was carried out by a terror group in dagestan. this attack has once again raised serious questions about the counterterrorism methods in russia and the airports and transport authorities and the police have come under heavy criticism yet the russian response has been one of resilience just hours after the attack flight. and people have been visiting the hospitals today in eight blood smears rick door so short that. those who committed these terrible acts targeting citizens of different countries expected their actions to bring russia to its knees but little wrong that russia is aware of its place in the world russia will fulfill its obligations towards its citizens and the world community unfortunately no state in the world is immune to
terrorism terrorist attacks like this one in russia unfortunately can happen at any time anywhere in the world there is no universal remedy against this evil but one thing we can say for sure our success in battling was very direct dependence on solidarity. and the official day of mourning both president medvedev and prime minister putin attended services all religions uniting to commemorate those who died in the attacks. continue to be laid at the site of the blast is a poignant reminder that in the war on terror it's once again ordinary people who are on the front line in a scene of tragedy. and of mourning now it's time for action and that's if the international community to stand united i work together now to fight this global terrorist threats so. monday's bombing was a deliberate attack on russia's economic growth. well of course this is the way for
international airline flying into moscow it is the favored airport. one has to ask the question whether because of that fact because many international visitors to to russia pass through the airport. you know the question has to be whether this was primarily the target in other words targeting the economic well being of russia as well as those people who are traveling in the aviation assets russia's also looking into any possible security lapse there may have helped the suicide bomber reach his target monday. the country is adopting a new anti terror warning system. as the dust settled the blame game began diamond dead of a took the rap from russian authorities with
a number of airport officials sacked by the international observers made more worrying conclusions the awful truth is is that there is no way to stop terrorists in any capital on the basis you have to there are certain things you have to do especially after a time but ultimately it's very very hard to protect all transport in the capital city security at domodedovo has now been increased mandatory metal detectors and baggage x. rays accompany every entrance to the building this answers one question but poses another we're not actually allowed to film inside the airport anymore since security's been stepped up but one of the problems with the new stringent checks here is that a queue of people build up just inside the airport presents exactly the sort of targets trying to avoid these pictures were filmed covertly around fifty people are packed into a tiny space with cues ten minutes long before the explosion. security here was no
different to most other international airports only israel's ben gurion airport is considered more secure than any other with vehicle checkpoints fingerprint scanners and compulsory passenger interviews but such resource intensive measures aren't possible at larger airports domodedovo handled twenty two million passengers last year double that of ben-gurion so what's the answer in the first call if you want to promote security the second object you want to facilitate the flow of commerce and the third is you want to protect individual our privacy and the question and i would pose is where in the middle of the triangle do you want to make the line or for russia's parliament it's about security this week the state duma gave preliminary approval to new anti terror warnings they modeled on the u.s. system of color coded alerts created post nine eleven in the government just look how much we needed this system in light of the damage of attack what everyone is
saying is that there was no relevant information and now according to the war we will have to inform the society about the threats facing russia's determination in fighting terrorists has never been questioned but its methods have now has the system you must make sure it works either when it's r.t. moscow. the dumbing out of the tragedy was the first issue addressed by the russian delegation of the world economic forum in davos but there are other issues on his agenda at the meeting of the world's financial power players all the details coming up. plus new light shed on the plane crash that killed polish president lech kaczynski last year find out more in a few minutes. first though more than one hundred protesters have been killed in egypt since tuesday and what's the biggest challenge to president hosni mubarak's three decade rule the country's shut its border with the gaza strip and jammed local transmission of the al jazeera news network or he's paulus leader is in the
capital cairo with the latest. in the early hours of this morning ten people were killed while trying to break into the interior ministry this brings the total number of dead to some one hundred and ten at the same time thousands of prisoners have broken out of jails around the country among them are muslim extremists muslim militants and we're hearing reports that some of them have already made their way back to palestine as a result the egyptian government has closed its border with gaza not far from where i'm standing a few hours ago there were gunshots on the cairo university bridge as protesters clashed with army very things have go relatively quiet on the sixto violence when you compare it to previous mornings the protesters are still out on the streets the city remains in a lockdown and the protesters say they're going no way until mubarak himself steps down the egyptian president says he's going no way he has sacked his government at the same time he's appointed a vice president as well as a new prime minister this task of forming a new government but speaking to protesters say they say that this will go no way
to pacify him and addressing their concerns the international community particularly unique in countries in the united states has called on the ballot to implement reforms and to refrain from violence there have been protests and demonstrations around the world particularly with egypt showing support for the families and their friends back home there were some wiki leaks documents that came to light some of them referring to cables as far back as two thousand and seven showing that while in the public light the american administration has been supporting mubarak privately it's been supporting his opposition and this was raised many questions particularly among analysts who are now asking just how spontaneous these demonstrations in fact were. in the u.k. behind the recent events in africa i do believe in school in tunis revolution when hundreds of thousands millions of people come out onto the streets at the same time . to their standards of. living for these demonstrations the needs
chords you need to support leaders getting money from foreign secret services many of the experts are saying that these demonstrations will impart filled by what we saw earlier this month but that it's still too soon to say whether the deposition they have a president is going to be the same conclusion that is reached here in egypt the problem here is that there is no unified opposition voice what we see on the streets is a lot of people come together in defiance against mubarak but that opposition is fragmented the largest opposition group in egypt is the muslim brotherhood and they've been careful not to hijack these demonstrations they don't want them to be seen as islamised they believe that the people have very real grievances that need to be addressed one of the opposition leaders perhaps to emerge is mohamed el baradei he is the former head of the international atomic energy agency and a nobel peace prize in norway that he has said that he is prepared to hit an interim government of course to do so and he is no longer under house arrest
parties paula slee are reporting there from cairo we'll be bringing you more on the situation in egypt throughout the day so stay with us remember you can always find more information also on our web site r.t. dot com for the latest videos and top stories here's what's on live right now. to report at your own risk in today's high tech world it's a lot easier to film the police but in the u.s. you could get arrested even jailed for it. and plus if you need a man about that was put don't have one now you can read one or a number of russian companies give ladies who need help a chance to hire a husband to take care of all the handy work for them. in the last leading russian maestro valerie was the busiest conductor of two thousand and ten giving no fewer than eighty eight concerts and performances around the globe in one year isn't planning to slow down.
political figures in warsaw have been questioning the conclusions of an independent investigation commission on the fatal plane crash in western russia that killed polish president lech kaczynski and ninety five others but as poland continues the probe new evidence has come to life that the former head of state himself may have given the final order to land the plane or his catarina as our reports. forced to land according to one article in a russian newspaper that was the cause of this man's plane crash which killed the polish president his wife and most of poland's political elite but the decision according to the paper's anonymous source wasn't made by the pilots or air traffic controllers the banner reverting to a backup airport was allegedly put in effect but the president himself one polish journalist whose name is not disclosed for o.b.'s reasons says that the special
every asian regiment that flies v.a.p. passengers received a secret instruction which sad the plane could die the only with permission from its main passenger the rules state that the pilots priorities however should never have changed whether such instructions existed or not. what maybe could enforce such a rule but i don't want to know about it because according to every existing rule and regulation the crew prepares the flight and until the plane lands the pilot and not the president is in charge of every decision. poland is of course vehemently denying even the possibility of such instructions existing thanks for this information was for me unbelievable from the beginning but i ordered it to be checked i have already received one hundred percent information but such an instruction didn't exist neither internal more general than that this statement however would have carried a lot more weight if it wasn't contradicted by the government spokesman. and this
is obvious that there are internal regulations in the division there is the head instruction which regulates the flights of the most important people in the country . and the confusion doesn't stop here. or you know we will have the pilot had to back up airports minsky n.v. tips in this really says a lot about the quality of the cruise preparation because wasn't even working that day. the official investigation found pilot error was to blame despite mounting evidence poland remains intent on pursuing its own investigation into the crash and trying to prove the russian air traffic control was also responsible action some say only for political leverage ahead of the country's parliamentary elections polish aviation experts agreed with the investigation report and its findings and unless the politicians are willing to do the same instead of trying to shift the blame game voter support many more similar
revelations could come to light placing the polls in an even more uncomfortable position. cashman has r r t moscow in belarus former presidential candidate candidate vladimir nick has been released on bail after being detained during violent protests in december on saturday the wife of another former candidate was also released pending house arrest many more have been freed despite being accused of instigating a violent outbreak after alexander lukashenko won the country's disputed presidential elections six hundred people were arrested in total some of them badly beaten european union has been urging belize to release opposition members who have been detained for political reasons they demanded the country investigate the abuse allegations of security forces against demonstrators instead parliamentary assembly council of europe has called for new sanctions against bellary so for its violent treatment of the opposition president lucas shango has said that he would retaliate if any action was taken against the country the e.u. boycotted his inauguration with many countries opting to distance themselves from
the ceremony if. russia and the u.s. are set to begin scrapping their deployed nuclear arsenals the new strategic arms reduction treaty was finally ratified by both sides this weekend should come into force in a matter of days it was just it was signed by president obama and medvedev back in april so what took so long to get started or he's ever piskun all has the details. after more than a year of hard line negotiating and ten more months of internal dispute it's finally done moscow and washington are stripping down their nukes first the state duma and then the federation council gave the bill the green light now that it's signed by the president only a formal exchange of ratification documents is left before the new start comes into force for the next ten years many hope it will not only restrain the two nuclear superpowers but become an example for others to follow this first of all is about the security of the united states and the security of russia this is about
unwinding the excesses of the cold war this is about bringing both countries back to a saying level of nuclear weapons because we read fairly insane levels during the cold war i think it will have a real international implications and affect other countries as decision making as well managed to become the symbol of the restart of the lesions between moscow and washington the deal was initially backed by both presidents but it didn't come easy most of the u.s. republicans fell into opposition demanding amendments and the internal disputes stretched for months before president obama finally pushed the deal through the congress ended up making to so-called special speedman securing washington's right to modernize its remaining strategic arms and insisting the deal would not affect america's missile defense plans but the statements are non-binding meaning they will not affect the actual implementation of the deal the original text remained
untouched but unfortunately for the first time the republic. in the war against three d. which is the rather strange but i think it was. a bomb and in most of the obama administration and basically i don't think that was so much of it three d. russian deputies also made it known by. ending special statements and legally linking offensive and defensive weapons which was one of the main stumbling points in the negotiations secured moscow's right to step out of the agreement if it feels threatened by u.s. missile defense plans in europe and stressed statements previously made by the us congress do not free washington from its obligations they hope that the coming here is will show that both americans and the us russians show responsibility in fulfilling these obligations and that will create a new spirit of mutual confidence and trust and then you start is not the first
such agreement between moscow and washington the first two were signed in one thousand nine hundred one and in ninety three but neither managed to bring russia and the u.s. to schools it's expected the leaders deal will open many new doors of opportunity also moving forward on the russia's w t o accession america is very supportive but it's not enough we have to have more time as we have to have more docking mechanisms we have to have more bridges the more dependent we are the better it is for our future a future which has become a little clearer the exchange of the ratification documents officially enforcing the new start could happen as soon as the fourth of february even though the treaty is set to reduce the number of strategic arms by over one third it still leaves both the nuclear superpowers with the north warheads to blow the entire planet into a different solar system so perhaps it's not numbers that the new start is all
about but trust by reducing the number of strategic arms russia and the united states are in forcing their strategic partnership at least for the next decade you've got us going off r t moscow. joel rubin from the national security network says the new start treaty turns a new page in international relations which could eventually lead to a safer new planet. it's very beneficial to all involved the u.s. and russia have now fully engaged in the restart of the relationship and put substance behind it a lot of good rhetoric over the last year and a half now we actually have an agreement a bipartisan agreement from capitol hill also is a very unique moment and so we see an american russian consensus around the key issue of security for both countries there's a clear interest in moving past the cold war and security threats are dynamic now we have terrorism in the in moscow on monday these these threats coming from
a very long arm potentially from countries outside of nato and outside of europe the hope is that this will create a new dynamic and create new opportunities now that everyone who cares about arms control and is looking at nuclear weapons as a serious issue sees that the u.s. and russia can make progress it does give an opportunity for new thinking about how do you dress this in two thousand and eleven perspective from joel rubin deputy director of the national security network in the southern russian region of dagestan a potential terror attack was thwarted after police found two homemade explosive devices the bombs were found in a private residential area in bosh official said that one of the devices had already been dismantled and poses no risk the other explosives being neutralized the area has been cordoned off as police continue their work this week four people were killed six wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a cafe in the region moscow backed authorities have been fighting violent islamic
militants in dagestan for years. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe in germany ten people have been killed dozens injured after two trains collide in the east of the country the accident happened when the passon one passenger and freight trains collided head on near the city of naga birth nodding wagons off the tracks several carriages bridge carrying around forty five passengers overturned officials say it's too soon to determine what caused the accident they believe expect excessive speed was a factor. or been sporadic demonstrations against tunisia's prime minister in the capital as the interim government struggles to restore order on saturday a group of shopkeepers clashed with protesters accusing them of jeopardizing the country's tentative steps toward democracy later riot police used tear gas on the demonstrators throwing stones who had been calling for the resignation of the appointed interior minister it's been two weeks since the north african nation i was through the president fled to saudi arabia after twenty three years in power. a
russian space freighter the first this year successfully docked with the international space station the spacecraft called progress delivered two and a half tons of supplies including fuel food and presents to the six member crew and also brought a mini satellite spacesuit made by students that's designed to transmit greeting messages in fifteen languages photos and data there are six scheduled trips to the i assess this year. nearly all of those polled in southern sudan have voted to split from the north in a recent referendum more than ninety nine percent of the respondents voted for independence indicating that the southern sudan had secured a mandate to become the world's newest nation final results from the january vote are expected to early next month. russia aims to become a global financial center with guaranteed protection for foreign investment that's the message from the country's leaders at the annual world economic forum in davos that wraps up sunday the russian delegation presented
a detailed plan to members of the global market promising to share risks and costs with foreign and. gaining access to the world trade organization this year and building a common economic space with also among the nation's top priorities many of the world's biggest companies already operate in russia among them b.p. who recently sealed a multi-billion dollar deal with oil giant rosneft b.p. c.e.o. robert dudley said the company's long running partnership with russia. the only benefit from the new venture. we intend absolutely to follow all of our agreements with them are certainly not in breach of those agreements we'll be sharing the information with them shortly b.p. is a very important venture for b.p. it's a very successful company we see it as prospects for growth it has great capability of operating on shore in russia it doesn't actually operate offshore the kinds of work that would be done with with our partners and ross natural sure require a different sort of skill set i think that's that's well known. but we'll be
absolutely sharing these agreements with our partners and working out a resolution with them. robert dudley c.e.o. of b.p. up next dimitri medvedev who spearheaded the russian delegation to davos spoke exclusively to bloomberg television on the sidelines of the meeting the full interview just coming your way in a little more than an hour here on our t.v. stay with us i'll be back with the headline.
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