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tonight's no apologies from nato for the killing of eighteen civilians most of them children during a coalition air strike in afghanistan also. something happens the catastrophe intrade noble will seem like a kid's fairy tale russia's president who's on a trade trip to germany warns the west against ratcheting up tensions on the korean peninsula saying peaceful talks are the only solution. deadly car bomb near a damascus school hike is that targeting civilians has become part and parcel of the syrian conflict. and britain's first and only female prime minister margaret thatcher has died after a stroke takes a look at the legacy of the lady who was both loved and love life.
all over again even chief you just joined us live from the r.t. new center eight pm monday night it's kevin owen here now and our top story than a roadside bomb has killed at least nine people in afghanistan it's the latest in a series of devastating militant attacks to hit the country meanwhile nato forces have been blamed for the deaths of eighteen civilians including eleven children in a coalition air strike over the weekend. say go more on this story from r.t.c. got pissed off. these operations are still taking place and over the years. it's believed that nearly twenty thousand civilians have lost their lives throughout the years of nato's presence in afghanistan and signal is why the united nations that every year the amounts of women and children unfortunately still rise which is. difficult to believe since pretty much the most
volatile part of this whole operation seems to be over nevertheless these figures we're still seeing them and just true for example to give a couple of us examples of what happened last year with these airstrikes for instance in february two thousand and twelve seven children young and old killed by an airstrike then made two thousand and twelve six children two women from the same family. eight women and basically this this list really goes on and these are only examples which have been confirmed by nato and these are only airstrikes while they're also. drawn streitz reads and so on unfortunately very often innocent people lose their lives and the afghanis are absolutely outraged with the alliance and with the local authorities and president karzai understands that if it wasn't for the alliance he wouldn't be the head of the country in the first place but he
also realized this would with each strike and each lost innocent life the trust. is falling and it's actually rising when it comes to the taliban which is gaining more political force with each and every strike which takes the lives of these billions so you've got i mean the highest casualties yes and to be women and children the coalition forces are ready themselves to leave afghanistan in twenty forty does leave the situation on the. well definitely this is another very complicated matter since we do know that they are planning to leave a stand from two thousand and fourteen but we also know that washington is all his voice the desire to sustain of ghana stand in some way under some mandate and the negotiations on this are also clearly under way and they are increasingly complicated also because of the airstrikes because how are the americans going to stay in afghanistan if they're not going to be sure that they're going to be immune
from any of the words from the prosecution again because of all these innocent lost lives because of the airstrikes they have been warned and told to. try to prevent them from happening unfortunately it's not happening a correspondent your priest can offer talk a little bit more to say a bit earlier in a separate incident over the weekend five americans including a diplomat would killed by a suicide bomber well though delivering books to an afghan school while the story made the headlines in the u.s. media the killing of afghan civilians is often ignored according to peace activist david swanson. 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 numbers but 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 has 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 on it and they predictably killed far more innocent people than those alleged to be to be guilty of resistance to an illegal occupation. russia's president has warned that any further escalation between south and north korea could have catastrophic global consequences but in a putin spoke of the world's biggest industrial fair and hot of a computer all of a miss. president putin then chancellor angela merkel took the stage here at the
house of a trade fair in one of the issues that both president putin and chancellor merkel agree on a whole heartedly is that the provocation from north korea must be stopped. something happens the catastrophe international will seem like a kid's fairy tale i think this threat does exist i'm calling on everyone to calm down sit at the negotiating table and solve the problems which is piled up in recent years they hand over trey first one of the biggest the biggest i believe in the world pardon it's the biggest trade fair in the world and there's plenty of things on display from all over the globe but while. putin were looking around there they were interrupted by a topless then protest. president putin taking a moment to well crack a few jokes ago about the protesters saying well it was thanking the good the ukrainian feminist group for promoting the trade fair here and saying that well as
much as he appreciated it it wasn't really the time all the place to be naked while they voiced tone talked about some of the issues that they perhaps don't see eye to eye on cyprus is a major war and president putin saying that the way in which the recent financial crisis was dealt with was really not acceptable that it shouldn't be repeated in the future that private. private account holders should never be having their money taken to bail out the wrongs of the government. or back to the korean peninsula seoul says the threat of its communist neighbor undertaking another nuclear test is not imminent that's after reports of increased activity at the north korean facility where three previous detonations took place the latest in february going sent letters to foreign embassies to asking staff to leave before a possible attack this wednesday the north as unleashed a barrage of threats lately reacting to un sanctions and military exercises between
south korea and the u.s. washington has delayed a missile test of its own on sunday fearing it would unnecessarily provoke long and it has however though brought forward the deployment of a missile defense system to guar a u.s. territory in the pacific political analyst mel bowie thinks america's actions may cause korea's threats look justified. didn't want to make it seem like it's provoking north korea but if it really had that intention it wouldn't have flown b. two bombers nuclear capable bombers it would have sent an f. twenty two stealth fighters it is north korea i think these games are ultimately gets they do nothing to improve the situation to escalate hostilities and i think ultimately it creates animosity and it allows the king to saudi power because it infects a legitimate as is their rhetoric that the united states is a. nuclear war on the peninsula so i think cool heads really must prevail in this situation and i think russia and china i think it's high time that they put the
incentive on more and more pressure on dialogue and bringing the parties concerned to the table because it's really getting to a situation where it's it's it's going to be very problematic statistics in. the car bombs exploded in the syrian capital killing at least fifteen people wounding fifty three more that attack happened near the headquarters of the central bank on a busy road in damascus last cause extensive damage to buildings and was followed by an intense barrels you gun fire it is the latest in a series of car bomb attacks in the capital but the most recent one killing fifty three people in february it comes as pro-government forces continue their major push to force rebel militias out of the strongholds across the country now the manual looks right for german reporter who specializes on syria spoke about this to us he said that targeting civilians in the capital become a common tactic for rebel fighters. they are not amy the military they are not aiding the security forces they are aiming civilians in our case today a special case they very mean children a car bomb exploded right in front of
a school where a lot of children were and among the dead people are also children the techniques is to shill to show that there is no one spot anymore safe and to show the civilians who are to let them feel the fear and the panic that the rebel forces that the so-called free syrian army is in charge of where they can do what they want we are in the west always from the media that the regime the so-called aiming the population this is what we hear nonstop the reality is what kills the bomb explosion of to date right the other way the rebel forces are pushing on the civilians and they are of panic and then we are now speaking not about the typical for what is going on we are talking about pure terrorism this hearing government would have to secure every corner in damascus when i was in damascus last year in summer it was already the situation like this that bombs car bombs
were exploding and because terrorists are infiltrating the cities and of course they are not just the taking the central bank like to date but also very important to see billion sports like electricity stations schools. the stations and so on so you see it's hard for the government to secure every square meter off the city from terrorist attacks. they are put out tonight turkish police crackdown on a mass protest outside a prison corner istanbul where hundreds are on trial over an alleged plot to overthrow the government we've got the details about very shortly also to the bloody unrest in egypt no longer driven by divisions between political groups it is now breaking down into strife between muslims and christians will tell you by. that shortly as well. as.
the book about international and world in the very heart of moscow. again this is our team going to focus on egypt now police they're on high alert tonight after the latest in a series of into religious clashes outside cairo's main coptic christian cathedral two people being killed over eighty injured and i was a fierce fighting between christians and muslims all correspond about true reports from the egyptian capital. security forces have secured the area and remain on guard while street cleaners clear the rubble the tear gas canisters bullet casings and rocks here at egypt's main coptic christian to the truth after sunday's bloody battles following a funeral for both christians killed in sectarian violence in the north of cairo on saturday it is yet to be known exactly how the clashes began yesterday but said
what happens was that after a funeral of christians are killed in the sectarian violence according to the ministry of interior the moon is then initiated the attack by witnesses say an unidentified group attacked those gathered at the cathedral and security forces then joined in what is certainly true and what has shocked the nation was pretty just today of egypt's security forces firing tear gas and bullets directly into the cathedral compound as the one standing by as to billions standing on the buildings just behind me continue to throw rocks at those trapped inside this sacred building president mohamed morsi has promised to investigate and his alleged comment saying an attack on this could be true was an attack on himself has done little to satisfy the coptic christian community with divisions deepening between the two religions many fear the worst has yet to come. true reporting for us margaret thatcher former u.k. prime minister the only female to have a hold the post has died after
a stroke at the age of eighty seven to speak more about the life of the legacy of the woman known as the iron lady in a day let's not talk live to the so-called there it is the former personal interpreter of soviet leader nikita khrushchev also a number of other prominent politicians so thank you very much for being with us we appreciate your time here you worked closely with a range of high level political legends as they are now what is your memory of lady thatcher what do you recall from her. of course she was i am sure that you had many people speaking about and everybody knows her knows every body knows about and of course she was one of the great british prime ministers and i've known many ever since that old mcmillan way back in nineteen fifty nine when he first visited moscow but i like to talk about things
of which i have be a personal witness true and i do have one vivid memory of. prime minister sacha which dates back to nineteen eighty five when. the then leader of the soviet union chernenko died and she came to moscow for his funeral and he was replaced of course by mr mikhail gorbachev the author of many reforms in the soviet union the youngest says it leader for years before that about a year and a half or two years before that he came to london not in his capacity as the top media but as someone said and a young and aspiring soviet politician and she met with him
as prime minister and she was the first person the first leader in the world to say after her meeting with mr gorbachev who at that point was a second or third ranking person in the party hierarchy and mrs thatcher is famous for having said you can do business with mr gorbachev she was the first leader world leader to have seen the mettle of mr gorbachev and he is a possibility so when she came. to moscow for the food will of mr turton and co she had a one on one. i know i was there during term britt and you know i remember this very vividly as if it had happened just yesterday when
she saw him in the office in the kremlin her face lit up and her eyes sparkled you know i had a feeling and i still have that she was in rapture right mr gorbachev and they had a very good. discussion very old thirty to forty minutes not more there was a huge line of other. world leaders waiting to talk to the new soviet leader but that was as i said that remains for me a vivid memory of prime minister thatcher and victor just to interjects of course the terminology and lady was something that came from the from the russian side as well something that she loved to coin let's just listen in to margaret thatcher a second when she was using that. infamous iconic phrase as it is now which is take a listen victor the russians said that i listen i am navy.
thank you they might. thank you first mentioned back in one nine hundred seventy six when they when they saw what she was going to be like to deal with she took it as praise i'm not sure initially park at nine hundred seventy six the turbine lady was actually meant as praise was it. no of course not that was a huge blunder. which played right into the hands of the iron lady because they they they wanted by using that. phrase they actually wanted somehow to belittle her it was like a you know it was they were. they were trying to poke fun at it if you will but she took it not only took it you know
a stride but she made it. sort of sound like. well. positive praise a positive spin a famous a whirl it became a food or go pro course it be i mean it became her catch word phrase a final thought so did she it was one of the biggest blunders that was one of the. final thoughts did she do you think in your estimation speed on the end of the cold war with her policies well. well i think she was there at the right time and. go over charles came in at the right time so it was a combination of different factors that led to the not only did the fall of the
bush when wall. and therefore the. end of the cold war it eventually brought about the fall of the soviet union as well. dr foote former personal translator to solve it leaders it's a pleasure to have you on the program thank you for your time sir. well the death of margaret factions prompted david cameron to cut short his european trip the british prime minister was expected to promote his ideas for a more flexible e.u. amid growing euro skeptic sentiment among voters at home but robert oulds the director of the bruges group think tank told us cameron's proposal is what we welcomed by the rest of the you anyway the prime minister margaret thatcher was of course the president of the group and she had an enormous effect on britain she changed britain arguably greatly for the better you broke the former consensus in british politics restore prosperity and also criticised the european union in its
drive to more centralization which has damaged many us states and of course undermine to our democracy throughout the you climb minister david cameron course wants to emulate margaret thatcher's effect with guarding the peon union they will not back him up on the return of powers from the e.u. to nation states they don't want a more flexible european union where people can pick and choose what powers belong with nation states and what powers belong at the level they support a blanket e.u. where things are standardized from one one area to the to the next from ireland to portugal or costa finland and greece that's how they want things done from eastern europe to to the atlantic there is not a chance of getting significant powers back from the european union or to the nation states that is quite simply not feasible and has already been rejected by other e.u. leaders. times are tough austerity in the euro zone are making the entire e.u. project increasingly unpopular bit later on today on r.t.
than french right wing politician marine le pen explains to us why more and more people now think they'd be better off going it alone without process. i think that first and foremost if there is a rejection of the european union and its policies you have been people are realizing that the european union is a lamp our affiliate union 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 padgett is meant to managing a country's own affairs to control of the border is whether it's human capital or product flows is irreversible i think what we're seeing is the brussels will falling down its 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 he was happening at the european parliament is 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 resentment of al gore although it is not a 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 my. out of three didn't catch our full interview with real a pile of eight hundred forty five g.m.t. to light a. place of fire tear gas water color to disrupt a mass protest outside a prison quarter istanbul in turkey several hundred people are held there on trial over alleged plot to overthrow the government they tell us now for up a producer there's a feeling. there's been thousands of people which have come since midnight last night in buses from across the country and extremely angry that this is what you know one of the biggest trials that has ever gone on in turkey and today they've
been trying to storm the compounds and they they got they managed to get through the barricades and that was immediately met with water cannons they were drenched in water and it is not it is not a warm day today and it was they were also several rounds of take gas were fired upon them and that succeeded in pushing them back behind the barricades and then they were now confined to a smaller space and what that essentially calling for is for the government the turkish government to resign that's saying that these trials trials are a sign that the government has slipped in. and it is an extremely controversial process because we're talking about people that have been trained for about five years without charges and these are high ranking military officials that have been arrested very prominent journalists many prominent members of parliament and heads of opposition parties and they many of them don't even know what they are actually being accused of i mean they know that being accused of being
a member of an organization called again a koran which the government says has been responsible for decades of violence as well as plotting to overthrow the government but many of the many of the opponents of this. say that there's no even there's not even any evidence evidence that this organization called actually exists and that some people say that this is almost like. of the war on terror whereby. hundreds of people are detained without charge essentially just to get rid of any opponents of the ruling party the a.k.p. party it's extremely controversial. process it's very unclear what the outcome of this process is going to be though the trial today has been again postponed they say until tomorrow so we can expect probably more protests to be taking place here again tomorrow exactly twenty seven is post eight o'clock pm bosco time frank spray
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