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by the nation live pictures for you right here as president holds his first countrywide q. and a session since reelection always been told by the west defining terrorists in russia. with brewing across the e.u. well the trio of international draws growing criticism among those suffering at the hands of austerity. and increasing desperation in the guantanamo bay prison inmates have been on a hunger strike now for seventy nine days with u.s. officials forced to admit the scale of the protests continues to rise.
a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the moscow. with your world wide news. president putin says he's always been appalled when western nations supported insurgents in russia and never considered them as terrorists and that was just one of the messages from his nationwide question and answer session for the first since his return to the countries helm. has been listening in let's have a chat with you right now good to see you certainly the boston bombings was one of the issues that the russian president touched down upon what did he have to say about it. well the tragedy in boston and the events which are for the trolley after that in the u.s. were definitely watched by the whole world and russia is no exception especially after it became known that the two suspected terrorists were of gentian origin and
the president did comments reminding russia's anti terror operations in the caucuses were often criticized in the west and how international media often presented terrorists from the caucasus as freedom fighters thing which now me change but you know we're going to show the ordinary american citizens are not to blame they don't understand what's happening i would like to address russian and u.s. citizens by saying that russia has been among the first victims of international terrorism i was always appalled when our western partners and the western media labeled terrorists who committed bloody crimes in our country insurgents and almost never terrorists these groups received intelligence financial and political support directly and indirectly we said to declarations merely proclaiming terrorism a common threat not enough we must get the job done. but now you go to the recent death of the exile tycoon boris berezovsky certainly caused a bit of
a stir in the media that the russian president say he had any contact with him before he passed away. indeed was it was when confirmed receiving two letters from the deceased bodies produced who were and which were personally delivered to him from his former business partners and the president says that. he admitted making mistakes in the past which harm to russia asked for forgiveness and also asked for an opportunity to be able to return back to his home went to russia where he was for a long time on the most wanted list after having been found guilty of the various crimes and the president said that despite all the speculation in the media he was against publishing the letter since even though he said they weren't closely acquainted but it was still a personal letter with a personal request and you go to the trial of the top opposition activist.
certainly it's been making headlines here in the media did the russian president have anything to say about that well since for the first time since two thousand and one this q. and a session is being held with follow up questions what we've been witnessing for the past few hours is really a discussion with the various topics being discussed and of course some of the topics which are most discussed by the opposition have also been touched upon including the current criminal case in the trial of opposition blogger and one of the leaders of the opposition movement who became well known to his anti corruption online projects only he's being accused of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars worth of state property and he claims that it's a political case while the president commented saying that anyone who's fight against corruption has to be absolutely clean in front of the law and if there's
any allegations then it's definitely up to the court to decide. because i'm bored to scopes of people who fight corruption have to be completely clean themselves otherwise their actions become nothing more than self promotion in political advertising just because someone is trying to catch a thief doesn't mean they should be allowed to steal themselves that doesn't mean however that a person should be tried and locked up for any reason whatsoever just because his views may differ from those of the government i'm positive that novell nice case will be heard in the new objective manner. now another issue touched upon add to this q. and a session is the recent foreign agents or war which basically obliges all non-government organisations with foreign sponsors to register themselves as foreign agents to be under special government control which was strongly criticized by the opposition and the president has commented saying that while this law does
not ban enjoys from conducting activities in the country it just obliges them to show where the money that the use comes from and how do they use it he actually added that a similar war exists in the united states since the mid thirty's and nobody really has any questions because of that now the president has also commented on the current state of relations with the united states which haven't exactly been at their highest point right now and once again the issue of the ski act and everything that followed after that came up and the president has once again called it. a war an end to russian move an unfriendly minute and said that it only worsen relations while both sides have to think more about how to be how to do and what to do to improve them rather than with the kremlin in the background r.t. if you're going to get off thank you. well you can keep track of the most important
points made by the russian president on our website r.t. dot com and we've got all the background information and all of the key issues there you are as well the live q. and a session continues to be streamed that our daughter. now frustration with austerity is deepening among europeans with people in portugal and spain preparing for fresh protests against their governments and international lenders the heavily indebted nations have been struggling to dig themselves out of recession under the strict terms of the e.u. and i.m.f. bailouts spain's unemployment has jumped to a record of twenty seven point two percent on imports almost one in five of the workforce have no job at all i'll tell you that peter all of our filed this report from lisbon. of a different kind. of. the current government in the
country and. the three. given to the nation. the international. the european. their own politicians isn't the only nation demonstrations take place. around one thousand four hundred police. to try and make sure that demonstrations. in the past now it's not just the people of europe that have been. senior members of the european parliament. against the way. the seemingly. very.
much respect for the e.u. . the politicians say. again and they want to make sure. that it was a good idea. so another day another round of demonstrations in europe people. with the way things are going that they want change and they won't change to come quickly. correspond to the role of a right there skepticism has been soaring across the e.u. fueled by banking crises controversial out of course area and the latest surveys show trust in the block has plummeted to his story low levels and let's talk more
about this apparent this apparent drop when it comes to enthusiasm in the eurozone let's talk with paul hempel basically a member from the alternative for germany party thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. today in germany which is relatively stable compared to the rest of us of a you nations are almost sixty percent have no trust in the e.u. what does that tell you well actually that the politicians and the governments and the european union especially in the united states has done such a lot of things wrong and has misused the treaties we made and to which we would be all the time that there is no faith anymore in in our experts to stabilize or even to the feet across now of germany at the forefront of the e.u. bailout policies are certainly been bearing the brunt of supporting the struggling euro zone is it actually fair for a lot of the abuse and the complaints to be targeted at germany considering all the
help that it has done. well you know there is an old german saying some hundred years ago the german emperor williams a second said the german spirit will use the problems of the world and my impression is that we try again you know to convince european partners to do it the german way but the other countries especially in southern europe portugal spain greece italy and france not to forget they count do it that way because they have a different economy they are not that efficient at the german economy is and they have to find their owed their own to which one of the most important is to get back their old currency when they can reduce the value of their money and can compete internationally once again but now and now greece is actually going to pursue a claim for reparations from going back all the way to world war two many calling it an act of desperation the kind indeed can the officials in athens
succeed this story is quite over thousands of years the greece is asking for compensation for the damages and the casualties in world war two but this was settled in one nine hundred fifty four as far as i remember the london treaty well actually it doesn't help because you know the german government has to convince the german taxpayers the german people that we have to pay billions of euros to help greece and such discussions would help greece and they would help the germans as well but we've certainly been seeing a lot of a growing discontent over the trio of international lenders and even in the european parliament as well do you think the days of the troika could be numbered. well as i mentioned before the troika was very much efficient in. handling the crisis you know we tried to convince the southern europe even the states. to. take all assistance and to manage their
problems the way the troika said how it should be done i think that these countries are more or less on their own they have to manage their problems first in their own country and the troika has the tools especially not internationally the tools to help countries like portugal spain or greece. from the alternative for germany party are joining us live here an artsy a great pleasure to see you today thank you thank you. well the trio of international lenders of the i.m.f. european central bank and european commission have been staring criticism in brussels as well as some of the european parliament believe it's time to find a new model for handling the crisis. after the recent cyprus a bailout deal imposing a levy on depositors certainly shook up the trust of the eurozone. has spoken to a known euro skeptic that if nigel for raj an m.e.p. and the head of the u.k.
independence party. big investors should be worried all over the euro zone particular southern europe i mean i i have been pondering for years you know what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template or what they will do in future is they won't bail countries out there bell them in and they'll do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties and by forcing central banks into selling of gold i mean this is a truly dollars situation if this plan is giving the green light to all the people who accepted what in a sense they may not have much choice because if their money is in bank accounts and literally that money is stolen from them without them having to give their
consent then it's difficult to see what they can do so my advice to people is if you're in property if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on from here mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members against the troika conglomerate some of the saying that this entity should be even disorder would in your opinion that fix the problem it's quite right that there should be criticism of the troika really it's quite extraordinary that into all these countries that are in trouble with the euro zone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika but it's all well and good for members of the european parliament to criticize the troika given that they make up a third of that troika and i would much rather see rather than their parliamentary colleagues i'd much rather see them supporting my plan which is to get the european
commission next month in this building let's have a motion of confidence debate in the way. they behave as part of the troika mr ferrars my final question just briefly do you think this current economic crisis in the euro zone could somehow lead to a hypothetical collapse of the whole european union there's absolutely no way that that the euro zone to last forever they may keep it going for a few years by invoking ever more the measures but ultimately the euro zone is going to break up it may not be the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out and after that i think the big question that is well what is the european union for and i think that the alternative model that a growing number of people knew you were talking about which is a europe based on cooperation europe based on trade europe based on nation state democracy i think that vision is one that really growing support as the years go by . i from moscow this is r.t. u.s. officials are now admitting on an almost daily basis that the guantanamo bay hunger
strike is on the rise but lawyers for the prisoners claim the real figures are still much higher with the majority of one hundred sixty six of them said to be refusing all food now the official numbers started to grow after prison guards tried to break up the protest and more medics have been sent in with officials saying ninety two detainees are now starving seventeen are being force fed two are currently in hospital and there's been several recent suicide attempts as well the military's muslim advisor says that he's worried the protests will lead to deaths many are held in the prison without charge with a majority believing they'll never walk free. nature can reports. u.s. officials now acknowledge that ninety two detainees source starving themselves of guantanamo the military has been updating the numbers since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees defense lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred
thirty they would say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area and force the detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras did help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six want to animal prisoners eighty six have been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still held captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask the assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on nationality here's what she said the president has made clear his commitment to closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the congress so it has to refer you back to their statements by the white house and the spokesman it's not just about those who have been
cleared for release but many other inmates have never been formally accused of anything defense lawyers say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response it were first to congress but the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what can change the status quo at this point an advisor for the pentagon who visited guantanamo last week came back and said that he predicted the ongoing strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor at guantanamo. who goes by the name zack or goes only by his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the detainee squalled wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered camors end of quote the question many now ask is what if someone
really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to. well still plenty more to come here on r.t. including the bombing trial for the investigation into the boston marathon attack in full swing looks at the background of the two suspects and how the media may be overreacting to some information about them that's coming up after the break.
the death of his son tamar lan. added that he wants to bring his daughter in law and grandson back to russia and artist joins us live here to talk more about the parents of the suspects who certainly have been in the spotlight since the deadly bombings it's our good to see you today tom what what's so what's been said by the parents of the brothers so far your story so has just said in a press conference that he wants to go soon as possible to morrow to fly to the u.s. to pick up the body of tom allowed also to pick up his widow and his grandson and son and bring them back to the south of russia to live with him that it's also there's been words from the mother as well she says that she restates believes her sons to be innocent have no connections with terrorism as she said before that they were monitored that this was a setup she's unsure whether she will go to the you what she has an outstanding
shoplifting charge against her and she's worried she might be arrested she's thinking it over there are to what about any news from the hospital where the younger brother is currently being held there has been information trickling out of there as well u.s. officials very cagey about this none of them want to identify themselves but from these anonymous sources we hear that has been read his miranda rights has his right to remain silent as soon as that was read to him he fell silent he didn't say any more but before that was read to him he'd said that he was only a recent convert by his brother to the cause of this this mission to bomb the boston marathon there's also been information that tom allowed himself was on a cia a list. a list of people to monitor people to watch and that raises further questions as to why the u.s. security agencies haven't picked these two up earlier do you talk about a time when i'm being on a list understand russian authorities told the f.b.i. about him two years ago saying he was
a person of interest but apparently he somehow fell under the radar artist tom barton thank you. all right well let's get to some other global news for you here on our time for the r.t. world update now thousands demonstrated in front of argentina's congress on wednesday as president cristina fernandez continues to court controversy a new law proposal which aims to reform the country's judiciary was being hotly debated by both the senate and parliament often and champions the law as a more efficient judicial system critics say it might just bring democracy to its knees and seriously limit the freedom of speech. thousands of workers have taken to the streets in protest after an eight story building collapsed killing an estimated two hundred on wednesday the floors housed several factories and a shopping mall most of the workers there were said to be women at least a thousand were injured and rescue teams are still on the site searching the rubble for survivors according to one local firefighter thousand people were inside the
building when it came down. rising violence in iraq has spurred fears of more bloodshed and wider sectarian conflict some locals say the country could be on the same road as war torn neighboring syria clashes between the shiite dominated government and sunni gunmen along with separate terror attacks have left more than a hundred killed in the past two days alone is the worst spate of violence since u.s. forces pulled out at the end of twenty eleven and it comes amid deepening turmoil at the government struggling to get key power brokers to work together middle east expert lawrence davidson blames the u.s. for sparking the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime with no stable alternative lined up. saddam hussein was the darling of the bad guy. nobody was. doing all.
the words very very. good. places. and no real incentive is that it seems there on the part of the american government to try to remove the two sides together and what you get is the sort of those are for those areas of violence that should have never gotten we open pandora's box and we couldn't close even with there. and the question is what can close i just a moment on the kaiser report that's next here we're not. thank
max keiser welcome to the kaiser report crash is the new black you got your hat crashes your gold crashes your crash crashes crashes the new thing it's the in thing stacy. crash so this season. the first tweet from hacked a.p. twitter account causes dow to drop one hundred fifty points now we all know this was a a.p. tweeted out that the white house there were at the white house and obama was injured in fact it was a hacked a.p. twitter account that sent this out and then they have life from that reads from a twitter back to the complete evaporation of all market liquidity and one chart
the chart here is from an x. and it shows the plunge the hundred fifty point plunge but you see no liquidity right well that's exactly right stacy herbert because these markets are essentially a hologram they're hologram that is compacted with algorithms that are injected into the protoplasm that is pseudo liquidity called new york stock exchange and all related contingencies markets tend general markets derivative markets. and it's driving on the edge of an event horizon called probability of one hundred percent that this going to blow there is no underlying liquidity people say derivatives and liquidity that's a false that people say market making as iterated by as defined by lloyd blankfein or jamie dimon that's a lie these markets are nothing but a shadow of a shadow of
a time era of a whole gram and they're going to blow and the other thing that c m b c noted here was that it's not so much that the computers initiated trades what happened is that they cancelled the orders so the bids came out of the market that caused the crash and you see went in that chart there was zero volume not a single participant so it looked like genuinely one hundred percent of the market is by.