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eleven children and a woman are killed by a nato airstrike in afghanistan that was supposed to target taliban militants military officials are yet to admit the civilian deaths. weaponry is still what israel and jordan have arrested suspects over the massive cyber attack which took down israeli government websites r t his from a middle east was allegedly involved. and atomic phase north korea is expected to carry out a full nuclear test this week after the scientists supported increased activity at its neighbors nuclear site. i welcome you watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me andrew farmer. now eleven children and
a woman are now added to the list of civilian deaths at the hands of nato forces in afghanistan coalition officials admit carrying out an airstrike in the coun our province on the border with pakistan but hasn't confirmed the deaths the major u.s. and afghan operation was supposed to target senior taliban commanders but the civilian deaths are likely to stoke the main source of tension between afghan leaders and foreign forces in february president karzai told his troops not to call for airstrikes and demanded that nato avoid hitting populated areas the attacks are also deeply resented by the afghan public and have even seen taliban support grow. relations have soured between the u.s. and afghanistan. these airstrikes come amid repeated pleas from the afghan government of president karzai to stop killing civilians because in chorus those words they fuel insecurity and instability they further alienate afghans from their government which many afghans see as
a puppet government so president karzai although he does all his power to allied forces to washington specifically but he clearly understands that those civilian casualties steer more violence in afghanistan and undermine his government even further these are the types of attacks that infuriate the local population like the one he september last year nato killed eight women or in may a nato airstrike killed an afghan family including six children and two women earlier this year president karzai banned afghan forces from calling in airstrikes although his order appears to have been ignored by international forces now these attacks also undermines u.s. efforts to negotiate an agreement to stay in afghanistan past twenty four team or the president karzai appears to be prepared to strike a deal he knows what kind of a backlash it may have been of ghana's then in order for u.s. troops to stay they need immunity from prosecution under the afghan law and that's what they were negotiating now the deadly strikes killing civilians certainly make
it hard for the afghans to accept such a deal and allow foreign forces to further operate there with impunity. well the civilian deaths came on the same day that a car bomb killed five americans including three soldiers a diplomat and a defense department contract in the southern province of the ball david swanson peace activist and the author of war is a lie says the u.s. media unfortunately doesn't draw enough attention to attacks where innocent afghans die. even the news articles about this strike which killed a greater number of people are dominated by paragraphs talking about another strike that killed americans and in particular one woman who was a state department employee who had met john kerry and the u.s. deaths of course are always smaller and of course that they dominate the coverage of americans are not aware of the extent to which this war is essentially a one sided slaughter of helpless people who meant us no ill and has been for over
a decade the debate going on is how many u.s. troops will stay beyond two thousand and fourteen that but the idea that they should be staying until the end of two thousand and fourteen and that we should just accept that is sort of built into all the news coverage in the united states and it's actually rather outrageous because there's been no evidence put forward that there is any sort of progress or any sort of good being done it and they predictably killed far more innocent people then those alleged to be to be guilty of resistance to an illegal occupation well at r.t. dot com we ask you what you think the consequences will be of this latest deadly air strike in afghanistan almost half of you think that it will spark attacks from groups looking to hit back at coalition forces behind forty two percent believe the afghan president will make forceful statements but little else at seven percent think how many cars eyes handle before stand he will have to ban nato airstrikes
while the remaining few believe the date for nato troops to leave will be brought forward had to come and have your say. download the official application to your cell phone choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch r.t. any time anyway. israeli and jordanian authorities have reportedly arrested several activists suspected of taking part in a large scale cyber attack on israel government sites were among those disrupted in the attack which the hacking group anonymous says was aimed at wiping the country off the internet and governments claims that there were no lasting effects were
disputed by the hackers they cost in the damages around three billion dollars after tens of thousands of israeli bank accounts were broken into as part of this so-called opt israel anonymous claims the attacks were in response of israel's human rights violations illegal settlements and violations of international role one middle eastern hacker told r.t. that the country can expect more of the saying in the future even after. we are the sons of palestinian people and we feel the pressure of the israeli occupation not only in gaza but also in all the arab and muslim world and as the first retaliation we committed to fast and full scale attack on israeli web sites to warn israel and all its supporters about the threat that hangs over them they have weapons and we have. as a result of this attack we received the names of those who cooperate with israel the aim of the attack was to show the world the true face of israel and its armed
forces and we coped with our task we failed to by using force to resist but we succeeded through the swap aeration of palestinians in the whole arab and muslim world so now we make a clear warning to israel in the future be ready for your larger surprises. for most government websites are back online but these writing knesset site remains down right now is ready hackers have meanwhile staged a counter offensive by taking down the op israel website and several others warn that side of the story from artie's at a nickel in. the information is coming from a palestinian twitter account from the palestinian authority presidential adviser on technology and communication who said that israel has retaliated to the day long how king attack on israel by arresting several palestinians and several of the west bank towns they have the attack on israel is going on for the entire day. twenty
eight major israeli sites have been down including the knesset's site of the israeli parliament which we are hearing is still down also the activists are saying that tens of thousands of israeli facebook and twitter accounts have been brought down as well as they tried to target the banking system as well as other major sites all of this of course is being done. by the had to visit group anonymous or or groups associated there with who are saying that this is their way of getting back at israel for buying lands in the west bank and mistreatment of palestinians where there is an attack there's seems to be a response now or at least their husband response from the israeli hackers who have issued a statement saying that whoever whoever is participating in the so-called all israel is weak and feeble minded and for every attack that they do is really have to tell you doesn't fold but at the same time you have to understand that israel is a rather powerful country and of course the officials long before the attack has
actually taken place and it was well it was well advertised you may say they have said that they're fully prepared for this to act and they have their best specialists working on preventing it and yet we're looking at twenty major sites down we're still looking at thousands of israeli accounts which are being housed which kind of brings the question exactly what exactly is happening with the israeli specialist and just how powerful the the anonymous hackers really are. israel also suffered a major hack last november when the country's defense forces were fighting in gaza former and i thought i age and. believes these attacks significance to the cyber operations carried out by some governments it is very much matter of inconvenience to the websites that are under assault but of course it does get a lot of publicity the difference between this and real hacking real cyber attacks can be seen very starkly what happened when the u.s. and the israeli governments committed an act of cyber terrorism when they attacked
the iranian nuclear production facility is when they released the stuxnet virus now this is the first we have western governments colluding to attack the infrastructure of another sovereign country so that is cyber terrorism that is what a real cyber attack looks like and of course it has ramifications now because the stuxnet virus went out to attack these precise facilities but it's now out there in the world it can be used and abused and mutated by real cyber criminals out there so what the u.s. from the israeli government did with stops net is that you far more damaging than any protest movement trying to bring down certain websites in certain countries. citing russia as a good investment president putin highlights the country's economic crisis the trite fact and on a few minutes we report on high russia and germany are looking to boost business and talk about europe's financial troubles also ahead deadly sectarian violence in egypt is religious groups to mainstream christian call to get into the battleground
welcome back north korea may be preparing a fourth nuclear test which could happen later this week the allegation comes from south korean government officials who say they spotted activity in the north's test site it comes after washington delayed its long planned this hour test and with tension piling up the korean peninsula young yang has been toughening its rhetoric recently threatening a preemptive nuclear strike on the u.s. in the caring a state of war with seoul the u.s. and south korea responded by sending more ships and aircraft to the area and more on this with him being an asian expert who specializes in north korea thank you very much for joining us mr bill is there reason to worry north korea may be planning another nuclear test well i mean we keep on having rumors on.
whether this will actually how this week next week one doesn't know we should realize is good her response. to two american actions. whether we should be worried. is another matter where our. equalised. in. north korea develops a nuclear deterrent there's strange luck is of course. very much we are. not ready. inadvertent nuclear weapons on the boat but in fact good. way from the opposition wall to wall street well that's an interesting point how much of a threat is really north korea really posing them because many experts really doubt
it's war potential dont they. well of course yes i mean when we say threat we're talking about a threat of retaliation not a not or a threat as such but if you look at any of the north korean statements there they are conditional they say if we are attacked we will counterattack this preemptive nuclear strike story about because the north koreans said if you attack us you know the conventional weapons then since we are we the only thing we can do is to attack with nuclear weapons when they can do that but it's not a matter but the important point to realize with the g. is also it is conditional it is a response to american american actions and to merican actions we really ought to be examining what you think young is trying to achieve then is it just trying to sort of hold its grand in the world what you think its relations are doing ok i
think there's two two basic objectives one of course is the cherubs very worried about american intentions in the degree or exercises in the largest ever we see the americans rolling out one frightening missile and not an asylum weapon system after another b. fifty two to be to the f. twenty two exception septra so there's a real fear now that one of these days when americans will actually actually do it i mean these are exercises goes for the purpose you know they're exercising attacking north korea tech in dating or korea landing on the coast commando raids and eccentrics actions that there is stuff so there's a deterrent aspect the other aspect is they're trying to force them to go shooting people less than what north korea blunt's is peace with the united states he's
treating what's nesting a chance since. listing the military threat in something so these are the two. objectives we have to understand that as well we can really understand the situation well let's just briefly talk about the u.s. because they have delayed their missile testing is trying to avoid a further escalation of this crisis so why is it been basing its military activity then if it's trying to avoid an escalation. well it's it has sort of cool things on the last last you don't. know there's a very interesting article in wall street journal today as you go back about what they called the triangle which was a series of moves by the united states into use in the city to be too much have it's all been long planned and they're obviously to to raise tension in a way that hasn't been done before and i think the reason for that in this
particular case is especially after the south korean tough korea has a new president up he and she in her election campaign promise to reengage the north to come back some sort of sunshine. policy with the north and i don't think the american very happy about that and so one way of trying to prevent that happening is joe is to increase tension makes it much more difficult for her to talk to the north if all that. was read so i'm going on one's interests you know i think is that she hasn't been panicked into burning the boat so i think she's going to hold out i think when the exercises are over the. strong will subside and we know and well. reengagement john now i am ok mr bayle thank you very much for your time this
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german chancellor angela merkel in hanover to kick off the world's biggest industrial fair germany's moscow's biggest european trade partner and part of the president's task is to promote russia as a solid opportunity at a time of prolonged global economic turbulence to all of us is following his visit . of lot of me of putin used the opening ceremony here at the hanover messy trade
fair to really highlight why people should be doing business in russia one of the main point see he made was rush's three point four percent growth rate in g.d.p. in twenty twelve also the low levels of unemployment the secure amounts of currency and gold reserves that they have he did however point out some of the problems he was aware that russia had particularly when it comes to inflation inflation at six percent last year and russia worth pointing out that is the lowest it's been in twenty years and saying that the u.s. committed to getting inflation down is that was key in order to get businesses to invest in russia now. angela merkel the german chancellor also taking to the stage here she praised the cooperation that had gone on in the past between germany and russia or in terms of not just trade but also political cooperation on monday what
we're going to see is putin in angola merkel visits a memorial here in hanover to those who lost their lives in the fight against naziism during world war two they'll be laying a wreath there and then the two will be taking to the floor of the trade show and the message from putin was from mr putin was very clear he said russia is open for business and open for investment. while the you has few friends right now among its citizens it imposes tough stereotype on them to dig struggling countries out of their financial hole later today on r.t. french right wing politician ring the pen explain why more and more people consider they'd be better off going it alone. i think that first and foremost there is a rejection of the european union and its policies you mean people are realizing that the european union is an empire. that is in fact destroying their freedom and
doesn't protect them from economic social or migratory difficulties and i think that the increase in patchett is meant to managing a country's own affairs the control of the border is whether it's human capital of product flow is is their advice to god i think what we're seeing is the brussels bill falling down it's crumbling that is to say that the european union and its model has reached an end it's a destruction that is slow right now but will probably accelerate it was it was happening at the european parliament it's supposed to be democratic but it's not at all representative of what the people of the european union think there is a very strong proportion of people who reject this model and these people are not represented by the european parliament so i think that electing the success of them on a wild or although it's a small screen it's to make people believe that there will be an increase in democracy but in fact the mortal the economic model the truth is killing democracy it was true that was my.
and you can catch our full interview with marine le pen later today at six forty five pm g.m.t. . violent protests have once again erupted in cairo this time outside the city's main cathedral a mob threw rocks and fired the shot at several hundred christians who were marching against egypt's islamic government which they accuse of failing to protect them one person has been killed and around sixty injured the protests followed the funeral of four coptic christians killed in sectarian clashes over the weekend which ended in scuffles with riot police journalist tom dale witnessed the unrest. i spoke to one witness who said that events began when bottles were thrown from a nearby building down on to the funeral march and march has responded by attacking cars but what is clear is that fighting quickly escalated between the funeral
marches and locals the marchers retreated within the cathedral compound and after that security forces were involved in standing by while first locals fired weapons into the cathedral there were five people killed in. which is a town outside of cairo in sectarian writing four of those were christians and it was their funeral which was being held at the st mark's cathedral sectarian violence in egypt is nothing new it goes back decades so we have a combination of hardline religious activism and security forces by the standing by or actually getting involved themselves many mourners and many others feel that the muslim brotherhood and freedom and justice party government is encouraging an exclusive religious identity the basis of what it means to be an egyptian so this is the second consecutive night when we've seen violence in cairo on saturday the
clashes resulted from a protest by the april sixth youth movement which was calling for a new more inclusive government and an opportunity to rewrite the constitution again on a more inclusive basis on saturday clashes broke out when police attacked that demonstration spreading tear gas and rocks once again in downtown cairo. to some other international news headlines now portugal's prime minister has revealed a round of spending cuts which will hit social security health and education this comes just days after the constitutional court overruled several plan tax ikes the second time the budget's been knocked back since the bailout in twenty eleven the opposition is demanding that the government resigns as economic strains continue to rattle the country while the european commission's warned leaders to stick to the bailout. thousands gathered in ukraine's capital of on sunday to demand early presidential and parliamentary elections the protest was led by vitaly
klitschko the world heavyweight boxing champion turned political leader the demonstrations coincided with the presidential pardons given to two former ministers imprisoned alongside former premier hulett to michel amid increasing local and european pressure over political arrests next people of l. and his crosstalk guest asked whether or not former british pm tony blair should be brought to book for the u.k. campaign in iraq.