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international at the very heart of moscow. the man being questioned over the boston marathon bombings reportedly claims america's wars drove him to terror and denies any links to foreign groups. the sounds that long of a promising european defense spending which leaves washington picking up the majority of the top four nato outs russians a crisis of unity. loss of u.s. officials admits the glory hunger strike of gone tunnel bay now includes overhaul of the detainees that the wars have insisted the figure is. all along.
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international news life this is our see with me your leisure paula thanks for joining us according to investigators the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings says it's america's wars in iraq and afghanistan that led him and his brother to carry out the worst u.s. based attack since nine eleven after questioning nineteen year old john hartson knives police believe the bombers were acting on their own initiative will cling to any foreign terrorist group all season as the citric and i reports now from boston . as the nineteen year old boston bombing suspect joe hart's are naiads condition improves from serious to fair he's beginning to reveal information to investigators from what we're hearing on the ground according to officials certain has said that the motive behind the two bombings that took place on monday april fifteenth for the wars you what the u.s. has been fighting in iraq and afghanistan according to officials are now it has
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also said that him and his brother were self radhika lies he allegedly says that the two brothers were not involved and were not in contact with any foreign extremist groups and that they learned everything themselves by basically going online and learning how to build build the bombs through the internet he has also said that his older brother to milan started i have who was twenty six years old at the time of the bombings is according to joe hart the mastermind behind the attacks that they carried out now here in boston right now obviously as this investigation continues the barricades of the area that was cordoned off at the finishing line of the boston marathon are being removed we know that the eight year old victim of the bombings has been laid to rest here on tuesday and earlier boston hospitals also announced that the number of people injured has risen from over one hundred
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seventy five to two hundred and sixty people now as this information comes in in terms of just hard being able to share more of course we have to remind our viewers that he is that he has been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as militias destruction of property resulting in death and what this means is that your hearts are ny is now faced with a death penalty or any number of years behind bars including being imprisoned for life he's also faced with a fine of two hundred fifty thousand u.s. dollars and obviously he's being treated. a federal criminal right now although there were talked earlier about the possibility of trying him in the military tribunals but the white house has revoked this option it's also important to mention that of course the f.b.i. now is being grilled about their knowledge of the older brother tamerlan for now i have traveling to russia back in two thousand and twelve because of course
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according to our knowledge russian officials advised the united states to look into his identity to see whether or not he could possibly be involved with any kind of extremist radical groups and the f.b.i. back then two years ago deemed him not dangerous and freedom up and of course has been receiving major criticism here in boston and throughout the united states with people saying that possibly maybe this attack could have been prevented we're continuing reporting from the ground as the story develops and it's going to r.t. boston massachusetts. my grandson and of independent media outlets why the wake news center is the american rules on terra reads violence instead of covering it. radicalizing the world seems to be what we're really good at right now getting people angry at this nation certainly seems to be a valid argument that is going to be brought before civil future we've been waging a war on terror for over a decade now we've destabilized how many countries and we're killing how many
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nationals that have nothing to do with terrorism whatsoever and we're doing it for reasons that the american people been lied to overwrite weapons of mass destruction and so on so can this lead to people becoming hostile towards the west how can it not affect the columbia law school's human rights institute six months ago came out the report showing a that obama is exponentially increased the number of drone strikes since he's been president but ninety eight percent of the casualties and drone strikes are civilian so it's fifty civilians killed for every one so-called high value targets being killed the notion we want peace with the rest of the world well that's all we're that's all talk when the cameras are on and the cameras are off the drones why people die and for the latest updates on the boston marathon bombings along with comprehensive analysis head to our website com. later his top military officer says european countries need to spend more on
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defense because they're free riding on american funding officials warn the u.s. led globe is rapidly losing effectiveness and unity crisis hit nato states forced to slash their spending have already chopped forty five billion dollars of the alliance treasury they couldn't of germany's entire military budget the number of european troops and the u.s. led block has also plummeted from two point five million in two thousand to one point eight to six million and while the us is also trimming its defense spending its share of the budget has still risen to seventy five percent in total the benchmark of spending at least two percent of g.d.p. on defense is now only being achieved by three nato members and as aunties tests are senior reports from brussels now the rift between alliance members is a growing. the nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen had actually come out and warned. against the danger of defense spending cuts as we've already seen especially from its european partners this opinion was also echoed by the outgo
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a u.s. defense secretary leon panetta he said that if this trend does continue to be alliance it could be in danger of moving into what he called a collective military irrelevance so there's the question of whether or not they too will actually still be relevant given the decrease in its capabilities and opinion also. echoed by the former u.s. defense secretary robert gates the problem that nato is facing when it comes to budget is no small matter if we just look back to more than a decade ago if you. had a goal of having sixty thousand troops for instance available for battle in a so-called in so-called core however today we see that these battle groups range from about fifteen hundred to twenty five hundred clearly a huge difference from the initial intention of the number of troops that they have planned to have the cuts that we're seeing it. clearly is because of the europe the
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euro zone crisis the priorities have clearly shifted and there's not much enthusiasm to increase spending in the military alliance some sort of an equal burden sharing the united states share has increased from fifty percent to seventy five percent and there are signals coming from the u.s. that they are not keen on continuing that kind of partnership with this sort of inequality and also looking at the u.s. his own budget costs as well as its shift in priority especially after we've heard that pivot to asia so they have their own concerns with their questioning the kind of reliable kind of partnership that they have especially with european countries moving forward they're also facing some lack of enthusiasm from european members of just germany france are very eager to contribute to any military operations. again for rasmussen the nato secretary general had come out saying that the capability of nato will be impacted and there is a question of critics on the actual relevance of the alliance seeing there's not
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much enthusiasm from its members to contribute or to to give more in tune into the alliance moving forward and to contribute to action returns he says the multi-billion dollar was naser has waged in the past we've seen there is have left a legacy of death and destruction that fuels instability around the globe journalists from all over the world seem to be covering this straight line that nato is this complex system of fine military generals and military armor when of course every time a deal goes into a country it ends up in either disaster or blowback disaster as it has been in libya which is given power to however many militias and of course when we have to look at afghanistan to see what it's done there not many people actually covering the aftermath of the war in yugoslavia to see where the costs are always better off
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now than it was before the yugoslav authorities started so perhaps the worst fears would be that the nature of drone attacks on the killed. border regions and so forth will result in profound blowback and even as we might be seeing of course we have to speculate and the kind of homegrown terrorism we saw seventy seven here different groups within nato countries to divide themselves with the dispossessed those murdered maimed or bereaved by nature's armies over the past ten to fifteen years and. now takes a closer look at the looming crisis nato faces as it prepares to was drawn from afghanistan the last two united. the organization was created to counter the soviet union with soviet union long gone it has to keep busy over the years nato has gone from being a defense organization to becoming an offensive force with
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a missions that go far beyond north america and europe they refer to those ambitions as out of area operations which have included of ghana's stand in libya now part of nato the very powerful part which includes the u.s. the u.k. and france pretty much see those out of area operations as the future of the organization but the suzi has to go global it doesn't sync well with all twenty eight members of the alliance who know they will have to foot the bill the lack of consensus showed when germany by far europe's strongest nation refused to provide resources for nato bombings two years ago back then nato has gone beyond its un mandate which was to protect civilians it has effectively created a power vacuum in which all kinds of extremists have flourished since then not to mention the destruction of the country's infrastructure but it was not just the un mandate with nato has gone beyond its own core principle of the organisation which is to stick to protecting its members the long war in afghanistan has made europe
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question the alliances mission their time and time again even now as nato forces prepared to withdraw many feared that what they are leaving behind is a security vacuum with promises it of aid that may never be fulfilled as the us is pivoting to asia there's talk among nato members about a wider partnership like to get japan and australia more involved both have already made significant contributions to nato and not just those countries so with the organization growing there is another concern that nato may eventually be tempted to present itself as the whole of the international community when it's not and it may set grounds for lateral actions in the future ignoring the broader international community the president is there nato bombings of yugoslavia in the one nine hundred ninety s. some believe that campaign contributed to the mindset that led to the war in iraq the kind of mindset that the international community the you when can be bypassed at the will of one or two a powerful countries in washington i'm going to. this is coming up later this hour
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oh because your acts of is the back in court the trial of a tough on sicko option blogger it seems like saying that barney says he's only on trial for embezzling funds to a political stitched up. the robot fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control. human rights watch rises against the machines it prefers to ask a lot the robots get all the details on this story in just a couple of minutes to stay with us. terrorism a word we hear all the time is terrorism a specific form of criminality practiced under certain circumstances focused on a specific group of people when we consider weapons is there much that separates ten made bombs in high tech drones.
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the international at the very heart of moscow. is great to have you with us the u.s. is sending more medics to tend to the rising number of hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay officials say most of the halls of the one hundred sixty six captives that have now joined the protest which is well into its third month
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sixteen detainees are being forced fled to prevent death from starvation and six are in a military hospital in a critical condition known as have said the total number of hunger strike is has been much higher all along the process or sponsored by alleged mistreatment by prison guards with some detainees increasingly desperate because they're being held indefinitely without charge and though professor jonathan hafetz says the crisis won't end until the demands of the captives are met. the under strike says military officials themselves have acknowledged are triggered at the bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged but you know course aeration without trial of individuals it's not surprising that the u.s. is stepping up its its operations because it's no it doesn't want you know it doesn't want individuals to die at one time or because it's going to again i think you know throw into into light the real power to start relief the real problems that want to animal and the u.s.
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is certainly. early on been trying to you know keep the hunger strike down but the fact that there are you know ducks are continuing going is a recognition i think of how pervasive it is and the how serious it is the way forward though is to you know is to and the system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not going to be charged with crimes and of the the few that are going to be charged should be put before a court and given a trial that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes you know look again at and things will continue to happen unless the u.s. puts these puts these measures into place at this point it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles. even more stories for you online including the twitter account of the associated press news agency sparks
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a market frenzy out of its reports of double bluff that the white house intrade president obama finds out who really tweeted the false claim on our website. the ground at a concert in argentina got a surprising extra with the price of admission as the skies lit up by what looked like a miniature good footage on our feet on. the trial of one of russia's top opposition activists has resumed as a court almost nine hundred kilometers north east of moscow at a scene that violate faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly embezzling call for a million dollars worth of timber from a state owned company but no value it was also a fiery anti corruption blogger believes the proceedings are politically motivated the group is going off now reports. well you know when these lawyers have said and announced that they've taken on the tactic of delaying and stalling and attracting
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as much media attention to this case as possible last week we were able to reschedule the hearing exactly for one week he have been saying that they're not being given enough time to properly study all the cases material so they've just asked the judge again but this time he rejected so the will yield for the case to be returned to the prosecutor's office claiming that there are various irregularities in the way it was put together but when it comes to media attention last week i was also in indeed lots of journals to cash out over the night in front of the courthouse in order to get in and we're hearing that this time the fact again no one is one of the most controversial opposition bloggers in the country he became widely known for his online energy to action projects he's also she was a critic of the kremlin and became one of the leaders of the opposition movement during last year's mass protest usual saul known to be linked to russian national
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authorities are using only. a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars' worth of timber from a state company allegedly back in two thousand and nine when he was to be a local governor in cuba of if he's found guilty then he may be looking at up to ten years behind bars but his supporters have been rejecting all the accusations claiming that this is purely a political case. and also in russia they captured a suspect and killing six people in russia's western city of belgrade refuses to cooperate with the police when asked about the rampage sergei pumice soon cryptically respond as he was shooting into hell during that arrest a police officer received severe head wounds he's a rino going to brings us the details of the operation. now that the manhunt has successfully concluded we can talk about truly gargantuan efforts that went into its more than two thousand police. brought in not just from belgrade itself but
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also from neighboring regions as well especial riot police came in from moscow to it turns out that the hunting store where the carnage began actually belonged to. father and he went into that store on sunday asking for our munition actually intending to buy it but it was refused service but one of the sales clerks who he said that he'll come back the next day and shoot the sales person obviously that wasn't taken seriously by the sales clerk unfortunately indeed he was shot the next day by the killer along with the sales clerk he also shot two people who were inside the store then went outside and proceeded to shoot these people whom he believed to be witnesses among them of course were two teenage girls people were advised to stay inside because it was not clear where exactly the shooter was at the time still they have come out to the place where the shooting happened they laid down flowers toys a lot of people actually went on several went out of their way to try and help the
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investigation in locating the man. some news in brief now and two suspects allegedly behind an al qaeda bomb explode to deal rail a canadian passenger train are challenging the case against them they say authorities are basing their conclusions on mere appearances the two man one a united arab emirates national the other a tunisian were arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on a train in toronto iran has denied claims the alleged plot was inspired by al qaeda groups that kind of broke its diplomatic links to terror ran last september over its disputed nuclear program and hostility towards israel. clash the northwest china have left twenty one people dead over hostile with police officers and community workers the fighting erupted when officials were conducting weapons searches in the homes of suspected gang members sporadic violence has hit the area in recent years and that continuing ethnic tensions between two local communities.
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the whereabouts of syria's two senior orthodox christian bishops remain unclear despite reports they've been freed by are known as the clerics were seized while returning from the turkish border abductions are on the rise in a country torn apart by more than two years of bloody conflict which has seen over seventy thousand lives lost. police in pakistan have defused a cart full of explosives close to where the former military ruler perez musharraf is being held under house arrest it was reportedly wired with remote control detonators the taliban which threatens to kill musharraf shortly before he returned from four years of self-imposed exile deny any involvement is due to appear in court in may in connection with the detention of several judges in two thousand and seven as well as their saturday asian of former prime minister benazir bhutto. compared isn't britain have declared war on so-called killer robots fully
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autonomous weapons that do not require human involvement to carry out lethal as souls concerned activists have opted for a preemptive strike rising against the deadly machines before they are deployed on the soft earth has more now for us. so perhaps not the most usual sight on the streets of london but this guy here is actually carrying quite an important message for the launch of the stop killer robots campaigns including activists impression converged in london to launch the campaign calling for a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons let's tell us more about this i'm joined by steve from human rights watch the thank you very much for joining us what is a killer able this guy's a killer obviously but what's it all about this friendly robot that is not armed killer robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control this is the scary part you're taking the human out of the loop allow the robots the machines to make decisions about what to target on the
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battlefield and when to pull the trigger no human involvement i love this is gaining a lot of interest this is obviously what you want people taking up the message what information do you want to get out there what do we not know about because a lot of people say it is advancing technology and it's all good we're not against technology we're not against robotics we're not against the movement towards greater autonomy in robots but we want to stop our arms systems killing systems that have full time where you take the human out of the loop always in every case what has to be the fundamental principle is that a human must always be meaningfully involved in the control over decisions to launch weapons and. it might all sound a bit hollywood but it's not as far off as you might think many campaign is fearless science fiction like arms race is already quietly getting underway with developers standing to make huge amounts for really creative deals it is like this
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big dog throwing blocks of concrete to cause concern and little public debate yet been had about the implications of the development of this type of technology people think of failure tongueless weapons they think of the terminator they think by. something like this guy you're saying that you know what it will look like you know the hall is more likely to be a small tank or a tiny. i mean the developments are the the top of us the research wing of the pentagon has got the course are for instance us a research platform for this and a seven and a half ton six we can reduce quite extraordinary piece of technology they also project which is go developed an autonomous submarine that can over submarines that cynthia's to testing and then the way in some there is well it's not and they get robots that they're kind of would fall over in a battle and this is being launched in london how big a road c.-k. have to play in comparison to say the u.s. instead leading the way with this well we've got to be
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a systems is on their second one we've got the something cold with us that's going to be tested. this year destry a spot a year and a half behind development but that's a fully a thomas intercontinental combat aircraft but when it comes to fully autonomous weapons we're not there yet but there is arguing for the ban say that the more time this allows the possum the moment either plowed into developing this type of technology a place three miles from five six ten floors reality therapy a london. next opinions clash and debates in season trials talking with people about.
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