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the latest headlines of the we can review here on our t.v. russian investigators get a breakthrough just five days after the suicide blast at moscow's airport the culprit has been identified as a bomb from the north caucasus he was targeting foreigners the attack killed thirty five people and injured over one hundred. students from consolidating this can we push this even. dimitri medvedev reassured global leaders that russia is safe as he addressed the tragedy on the sidelines of the world economic forum in davos a new terror alert system is already being discussed. egypt
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as the country descends into chaos with protesters lashing out against the government for the sixth day in a row. big told reach with more than one hundred as winds continue around the country i'll be bringing you the latest from egypt. and the start treaty gets the final go ahead as russia and the u.s. complete the ratification process with months of negotiation and heavy opposition party takes a look at the. nuclear arms reduction deal. you're watching r t two pm here in moscow it's good to have you with us and we start this sunday program with a story that has shaken up the week a suicide blast at moscow's don't yet about airport my. day's terror attack took
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a lives of thirty five people and over one hundred still remain in hospital in a critical condition on saturday a russian investigator said they had solved the case and knew the identity of the suicide bomber sar for has more. for thirty t.p.m. on the twenty fourth of january a suicide bomber blaze apart the packed arrivals hall at russia's busiest airport. my first thought was to get away a lot of people were living motionless even more people were being piled up near the first aid area some world already 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's groaning three or four men were piled up on top of me the one directly above me was wounded in the chest she took all the shrapnel. amongst the thirty five dead people from many nationalities.
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added we need fathers good and qusay and his two to marry the mother of his child correll buckhalter shelves wife watched him die in front of her on the airport floor around the world families now grieving for those who were say precisely killed. you're going to. have some very very serious just. very. stark realization of the work of god that really was for there was a. story. about our parents. 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 at most. domodedovo
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airport on monday it was a twenty year old man from russia's north caucasus although investigators know the terrorist 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 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 into heavy criticism yet the russian response has been one of resilience just hours after the attack flights had redeemed and people have been visiting the hospitals today nate bloods sears richter or sort of . those who committed these terrible acts targeting citizens of different countries expected their actions to bring russia to its knees little wrong russia is aware of
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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. depends 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 threat so. matthew chance of terrorism expert
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jane's defense group in one says although airport security was flawed it's hard to make any transport completely safe. if you look at the kind of the sheer scale of some of the transport networks in moscow itself the size of major train stations of airports it's very difficult to enact security that can really be hundred percent foolproof the thing is even the most advanced western countries such as the united states hey there's always going to be weak links in the transport section in the areas where public people gather and there's always going to be opportunity for terrorists to strike at these it's impossible to completely safeguard against terrorist attacks although clearly they do seem to go to measures in place at the airport weren't quite as as they should be in the run up to this attack. russia is now looking into any possible security lapses which may have helped the suicide
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bomber reaches target on monday as artie's ivor bennett reports the country is adopting a new add to terror warning system. as the dust settled the blame game began dumb and dead of it took the rap from russian authorities with a number of airport officials sacked but 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 airports anymore since security's been stepped up but one of the problems with the new stringent checks
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here is that a queue of people build up just inside the airport presents exactly the sort of target drawing to avoid these pictures were filmed covertly around fifty people are packed into a tiny space with queues 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 objective you want to facilitate the flow of commerce and the third is you want to protect individual privacy and the question. and i would pose it where in the middle of the triangle do you want to make the laws for russia's parliament it's about security this week the state duma gave
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preliminary approval to new and terror warnings they modeled on the us system of color coded alerts created post nine eleven. just look how much we needed this system in light of the damage of attack what everyone is seeing 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 enhanced the system you must make sure it works on the bennetts r.t. moscow the demo day out of a tragedy was the first issue addressed by the russian delegation at the world economic forum in davos but there are other issues on russia's agenda at the meeting of the world's financial power players probably got all the details coming up. plus new light is being shed on the plane crash that killed polish president
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lech kaczynski last year find out more in just a few minutes. more than one hundred fifty protesters have been killed in egypt since tuesday in what is the biggest challenge to president hosni mubarak's three decades rule well the country has shut its border with the gaza strip and jammed a local transmission of the al jazeera news network artie's polis leader is in the capital cairo with the latest. 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 more than one hundred at the same time thousands of prisoners have broken out of jails around the country among them are muslim extremist muslim militants and we're hearing reports that some of them have already made their way back to palestine but 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 their things have been relatively quiet on the sixth day of violence
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in the comparative previous mornings the protesters are still marching the streets the city remains in a lockdown 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 mubarak to implement reforms into the frame from violence there have been protests and demonstrations around the world particularly with egypt shows showing support for the families and their friends back home there were some wiki leaks documents that came to light some of them were throwing 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
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spontaneous these demonstrations in fact were. in the u.k. are behind the recent events in africa i don't believe in school in tunis revolution when hundreds of thousands of millions of people come out onto the streets at the same time. there's been. to their standards of living right here. these demonstrations the. leaders getting money from foreign secret service are many of the experts are saying that these demonstrations were in part fueled by what we saw earlier this month but that it's still too soon to say whether the to position their 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 here in egypt is the muslim brotherhood and
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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 laureate 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 that's paulus we are reporting from cairo and we'll be bringing you more on the situation in egypt throughout the day. now political figures in warsaw have been questioning the conclusions of an independent investigation commission on the fatal plane crash in western russia that killed the polish president lech kaczynski but as poland continues the probe new evidence has come to light that the former head of state himself gave the final order to land the plane artie's got the reports. forced to land according to one article in
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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 said that the special every asian regiment that flies v.a.p. passengers received a secret instruction which said the plane could divert 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. maybe could even force them to rule it 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 point lands of the pilot and not the president is in charge about every decision. poland is of course
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vehemently denying even the possibility of such instructions exist 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 did not exist neither internal nor general. 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 your. pilot had to back up their ports minsky n.v. tips in this really says a lot about the quality of the cruise preparation because of egypt wasn't even working that day. the official investigation found pilot error was to blame
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despite mounting evidence poland remains intent on pursuing its own investigation into the crash and trying to prove that the russian air traffic control was also responsible actions some say are 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 kashrut as r.t. moscow. now in bella ruse the former presidential candidate. has been released on bail after he was detained during violent protests in december on saturday the wife of another former candidate was also released pending house arrest while 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 whom were
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badly beaten the european union has been urging bellevue's to release numbers of the opposition who had been detained for political reasons or they did not get the country investigate the abusive actions of the security forces against demonstrators instead of the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe has called for new sanctions against deloris over its violent treatment of the opposition president lukashenko has said that he would retaliate if any action was taken against the country the e.u. boycotted his inauguration as with many countries opting to distance themselves from the ceremony. well you're with r.t. and still to come on the program this week marked holocaust remembrance day find out why some believe that many questions still remain unanswered over what exactly took place during the nazi occupation of europe. russia and the
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us are all set to begin scrapping their deployed nuclear arsenals or the new strategic arms reduction treaty was finally ratified by both sides of this week and should come into force within a matter of days it was signed by presidents medvedev and obama back in april so what took so long to get it started. explains. after more than a year of hard line negotiating and ten more months of internal dispute it's finally done moscow and washington. then the federation council gave 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
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to the same level of nuclear weapons because we reach really insane levels during the cold war i think it will have real international implications and affect other countries as decision making as well managed to become the symbol of a restart of the illusions 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 traced for months before president obama finally pushed a deal through the congress ended up making two 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.
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in a war against three d. which of the other three i'm sure but i think it's. a bomb and in most of the obama administration and basically i don't think that was so much a ring of it three d. russian deputies also made non-binding special statements illegally 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 kong. do not free washington from its obligations they hope that the coming years will show that both americans and 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
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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 enough 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
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states are in forcing their strategic partnership at least for the next decade you've got us going off r t moscow. in the southern russian region of douglas sun a potential terror attack was thwarted after police found two homemade explosive devices the bombs with twenty five kilograms of t.n.t. were found in a private residential area is better bosh official said that both of these devices have already been destroyed and pose no risk the location of the bombs were determined after suspected militants were interrogated well this week four people were killed and six wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a cafe in the region moscow back to authorities have been fighting violent islamist militants in four years well more international than this in brief for you today in germany ten people have been killed and dozens injured after two trains collided in the east of the country the accident happened when passenger and freight trains
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crashed head on near the city of magdeburg knocking wagons off the tracks well several carriages scaring her out of forty five passengers overturned officials say it's too early to determine what caused the accident with believe speed was a factor. there have 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 conferees tentative steps towards democracy and later riot police used tear gas demonstrators throwing stones have been calling for the rest of the nation of the newly appointed interior minister it's been two weeks since the north african nation alstott its president who fled to saudi arabia after twenty three years in power. a russian space freighter the first of this year has successfully
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docked with the international space station a spacecraft called progress and i am delivered two and a half tons of supplies including fuel food and presents for the six. member crew well it also brought a mini satellite spacesuit made by students designed to transmit greeting messages in fifteen languages was photos and data well there are six scheduled trips to be a u.s.s. 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 those polled voted for independence indicating southern sudan has secured a mandate to become the world's newest nation final results from the january vote are expected next month. all this week january twenty seventh marked international holocaust remembrance day it was on that day in one thousand nine hundred forty five when they asked also our concentration camp was liberated it's estimated that
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six million jews were murdered by the nazi regime in europe historian john ross says the local population played a role in writing those dark pages of the continent's history. what's happened however all over occupied europe in the territories that the germans have invaded is that the local population was as jews were being persecuted local population good drawn into that process of persecution in the benefit but clearly from it and . was a reluctant to give shelter to jews who were trying to avoid the german network but seems to me that it isn't was a fairly well ingrained element of people's world outlook at the time and see. to say first of all that jews are. evil and they should be isolated and things should be taken away from them this was this was a kind of a set of slogans which local people have accepted.
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the interest so to speak and then slowly they were drawn into assisting in various ways in the process of. and up in the case of the unfortunate he also did act. and even killings where especially in the east that was actually a did. not see police chiefs at the time not. to violate the local population to be active in acts of. groups and killings of the troops and unfortunately there was quite a sponsor at that time well that was his story and john grosse there and now russia aims to become a global financial center with guaranteed protection for foreign investment that's the message from the country's leaders of the world economic forum in davos which wraps up on sunday well the russian delegation presented
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a detailed plan to members of the global markets promising to share risks and costs with foreign investors gaining access to the world trade organization this year and building a common economic space with the e.u. are also among the country's top targets many of the world's largest companies are already operating in russia among them is the boeing company its executive vice president james explain to our t. why boeing has a vested interest in expanding its business in the country right now we have some two thousand. and programmers working in our moscow design center and they're about fifteen percent of our engineering talent in the boy company they were very involved in the design of the seven eight seven design on the triple seven in the seven four seven and we're looking for other opportunities there's a great aerospace heritage in russia you know very well trained people and there's a great value there as well and the other thing we've done is not just doing the
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work there but we've been able to grab some really talented people out of a design center and bring them back to the united states and also have them do work for us in other locations around the world. well that was james executive vice president of the boeing company dmitri medvedev who spearheaded the russian delegation to davos spoke exclusively to bloomberg television on the sidelines of the meeting well you can watch the full interview in just a few minutes right here on r.t. that's coming up right after a recap of the latest headlines at the week's top stories in just a few moments. is
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