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and this. is why you should care only on. russia's republic of tardis dan is in mourning after a plane burst into flames on landing killing all fifty people on board. investigators are working at the scene of the crash. looking at the possible courses for the explosion to find out more for me in just a few moments human rights violations and forced labor in cats are condemned by amnesty international in a report highlighting the brutal conditions base by migrant workers preparing the gulf nation for the twenty twenty two world cup. and germany he revealed that british intelligence is using hundreds of luxury hotels across the globe to spy on international diplomats while the bundestag calls for action to curb mass of a good.
morning welcome watching our team with me andrew farmer monday has been declared a day of mourning in the russian republic of tire to stand after a plane crash landed killing all fifty passengers and crew on board including a son of the region's leader locals have been bringing flowers to cause an international airport to mourn the victims. is there for us. but there is very heavy police security here right now we know that the site of the crash itself is also still blocked some relative softy victims are here as well we saw a woman whose face was covered in tears she really did seem a bit the last election didn't know what was going on she said that her nephew was among the killed passengers on board of that flight there are flowers here near the
airport buildings a list of the victims as well and psychologists are here since their help is really necessary right now they're assistance and later on monday also. the relatives of the victims are going to be allowed to start identifying them all the plane crash happened on the on sunday evening this was a flight from moscow to cazan it's not a long flight still less than two hours and as the plane was landing what we know is that it exploded killing all fifty people on board including the son of the republic's president and the head of the local department of the federal security service so forty four passengers and six crew members all of them were killed there are several versions into what happened and what caused this explosion from a human error technical malfunction off the airplane and saw from the reports that the crew prior to the landing around five hundred meters before they actually
attempted landing they did allegedly report some technical problems with the aircraft there's also a version of that there may have been some problems with the fuel. but the demise of the airport in moscow the samples of the fuel have been taken they're now being analyzed but so far no official version has been. adopted that still still yet to be announced it is going to be determined what's or at least we're going to find out more about what happens when the data from the flight recorders is that analyzed as well but concerning the plane it is a very old aircraft it was a very old aircraft so over twenty years old the airlines representatives that they see that. well touched on islands claim there were no known technical problems with the plane before it took off however earlier in the day the same aircraft had flown from khazan to moscow when passengers on board reported huge vibrations when
the aircraft landed we spoke to one of them is. ideal never mind that the flight itself went quite smoothly but just before the landing the plane started vibrating fewer slee initially i thought it was the weather but when we go to town of the plane it turned out the weather this point now it's the plane was shaking it was direct from side to side linda to now first attempt but it was a really bad landing and they felt like the plane was going to roll off the runway . as we heard investigators are hoping to get more clues from the plane's all important flight data recorders david limit operations and safety editor flight global magazine broke it down for us. two boxes one of them records. all of the communications on the flight deck that's what the pilots say to each other what the pilots say on the radio all the incoming voice messages from air traffic control and also you can even hear things like the engine noise if there was an explosion
on board you would hear that in the other box is is i suppose you could say the main one but they're both very important in their own way is the flight data recorder which records basically the health of the airplane it records what the engines are doing it records the profile of the aircraft speed it's acid shoot it records all sorts of parameters of the airlines you know what the airline is doing from minute to minute and do will be at least half an hour of recording of this and it may be more before the time that the actual accident actually happened so your therapist will have a great deal of information to work with that has been a wide range of factors causing air tragedies over the years according to statistics from plane crash dot com more than half are caused by air is made by flight crews technical problems with aircraft are responsible for just under a quarter of problems leading to accidents and of course bad weather conditions can
also play a role as you can see here and last but not least the terrorist attacks or hijackings make up nine percent of air crashes earlier we asked civil aviation consultant mark feist he used to fly the model of the plane that crashed in cars than what he thinks could have led to this catastrophe. that was a real or poor repair that led to fatigue and obviously catastrophic failure or all of these factors are going to be looked at normally in are emergency you want to get the aircraft on the ground safely as quickly as possible so what would have caused the aircraft to not live on its first attempt was weather a factor words crew fatigue crew onus there are going to be so many things that are to be looked at keeping in mind there are accidents generally don't have been from a single event it's a chain of events that lead to a catastrophe like this. migrant
workers and cattle say they're being treated like cattle according to a damning report from amnesty international the rights group has released the results of its probe into the gulf want to keep the construction industry report fine emerge violations in the country which is steaming ahead with preparations for the twenty twenty two will cup amnesty says migrant workers are being deprived of pay in placed in overcrowded unsanitized ties ing the rights group also expressed its dismay that one of the richest countries in the world is allowing this to happen a spokesman for the organization told r.t. that some of the workers are being treated like slaves. what we found was that there are systemic problems we'd be my guest workers encounter many of them are
subjected to data exploitation for example which i think people who were deceived about the bait it was getting caught there are some people have been deceived about the kind of work they were doing there we found many workers who had not been eight . for a long time. some of them had not been paid for months at a time we found the workers who had been stuck in the country trying to leave their desperate in some cases the suicide of trying to be but i'm able to because they would not get them exit permit which is required under country lot in some circumstances that with people who are in conditions that the motive force taper well german filmmaker paid to guys or went to cattle to investigate the situation but after interviewing migrants he and his cameramen were detained and put behind bars they were accused of filming without permission and attempting to spark
a riot mr geisel told what he uncovered. four of them they haven't got paid for seven months in a row right now trying to file their cases well all of those workers have one major problem they have to work within the so-called system let me try and explain to you what that is it's a law basically stating that every migrant worker that comes into qatar has to find his own personal sponsor meaning. working for the cup ration. and that sponsor has to take care of him legally legally medically but most of the sponsors of the state take the past post away from the migrant workers and that put so numbers of them maybe tens of thousands in a miserable situation. that big calling is about to avoiding government supervision but some are doing all they can challenge that we look at why the u.s.
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germany's to speak on magazine claims that the british intelligence service g c h t operate a surveillance network of hundreds of undisclosed luxury hotels around the globe to spy on diplomats and government delegations the program infiltrates the hotel's booking system say the agency can prepare the rooms for details surveillance meaning bug phones and computers the scheme is also reportedly used to get the premise is ready for the deployment of on site agents for close to monitoring the article puts britain in an awkward position at a time when germany is preparing to hold a special parliamentary session on the issue of spying as peter oliver now reports later on monday the german parliament will be sitting just behind me for a special session of the bundestag to talk about allegations of spying on the
german people by the n.s.a. the tapping of anglo merkel's private telephone now german opposition parties has long been calling for a full investigation into these allegations that have come out following leaks by edward snowden that germany with targeted extensively by united states operations now senior parliamentarians here in germany have actually called on the government themselves to be very candid with this of course comes after allegations that the german security services may have actually been complicit in spying on the german people so this whole session is there to try and to find out who knew what about what exactly and as it goes on throughout the day i'll be bringing you all of the information that comes out of the bundestag meeting here on r.t. . in other news the french president says his country will be taking
a tough stance against iran at the next round of international nuclear talks on wednesday francois hollande was speaking in israel which is now at odds with its main ally the u.s. over the best way to proceed at the negotiations the first meeting in geneva failed to produce any results after unexpected objections from france the white house is now urging congress to give diplomacy a chance but the powerful israeli lobby is insisting on harsher sanctions iran has been urged to suspend all nuclear activity for six months in return for a limited easing of trade restrictions we talked to side is saying and who used to represent iran nuclear negotiations with the i.a.e.a. he thinks france is behavior is contradictory. france has a block to peaceful because of israeli claims i think this is a historical mistake france is making the i. about five
thousand. inspections or very clear program and frequently has announced the reason no evidence of day version toward the end is asian this is clear but i really do have the real concern of france is a nuclear bomb because france has a strategic relations with israel is not a member of n.p.t. . to four hundred nuclear bombs therefore france should not be concerned about nuclear bomb france help israel to master nuclear bomb france held in the zero two master nuclear bomb therefore france has a very very bad record. and while the obama administration's influence over the iran negotiations and the middle east as a whole seem to be slipping some are saying america's closest allies in the region are to blame that is being discussed by peter lavelle and his guests in cross talk
which will be showing throughout the day here on r.t. . if the u.s. is trying to start talks with the iranian government and yet it's getting quadrate in the middle east by the saudis who don't want to do it by the israelis or don't want to do a very good good friends nobody can. refute. a car itself that doesn't want to do it here he's trying to do a good thing for the world for bring peace of media nature to the middle east and he's getting do you know killed from all sides i mean you can't win in these situations but you've got to believe in what you want to do when you want to bring some sort of settlement he might believe that negotiations are the most important thing as opposed to saying actions but he's letting all these competing voices drown out his his mission. the renegade cryptocurrency that's used to avoid the watchful eye of financial
authorities has made history yet again because values surged past five hundred dollars this weekend after months of steady growth but as the currency is scoring more and more points it keeps raising eyebrows in washington as. reports. there is around one point two trillion dollars circulating in u.s. currency compared to around three billion dollars in bitcoin so big corn is still a very small phenomenon but it's growing and very rapidly the value of a big coin has increased ten fold since early two thousand and thirteen bitcoin bypasses government currency this is not subject to any regulations and at the moment the government is looking at it with suspicion citing concerns that the virtual currency is being useful facilitating illegal activity like drug trade. we've seen things like bitcoin and others b.s. internet based currencies that are not subject to regulation or oversight and we're
working very hard to look at how we can counteract that. but bitcoin supporters are pointing to the fact that this new peer to peer payment system is being used in a widening variety of transactions corners for example are now actively chipping in to help the victims of the typhoon in the philippines the u.s. government and the u.s. federal reserve obviously can still not either rapid development of bitcoin and are right now thinking how to maybe incorporate bitcoin into the conventional money system possibly wishing to see bitcoin as more of a technological innovation rather than a truly stateless and independent currency in washington i'm going to check out. so what is at the heart of the digital currency success big coins are stored an anonymous online wallet some users can carry on transactions between them bypassing banks middlemen and what's more important governments or the executive editor of
the i say fair books jeffrey tucker says officials have no chance of bringing bitcoin under their control. governments always like to control money they like to control the currency and frankly washington is starting to get a little panicked about becoming a year ago it was a laughing stock now people are starting to worry. they don't want anything that happens out of their control and it kind really just doesn't care actually it's a perfect currency and it is it is immune from abuse by governments and regulators no one controls it quite it's purely a product of evolution little international market of traders and users so in that sense because it is a revolutionary tool to free people from oppression from their nation states governments can try to control it but ultimately they cannot on our website for you
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the right wing militia military junk that rule greece for seven years until nine hundred seventy four but as lindsey front reports for many this is about more than just history. this demonstration isn't one to memorizing the four in a verse or in the public sector uprising which changed so much it makes the site is specifically in the government is not only drawing on who were former students and current students of people who want government changed it's also drawing people who are that the affected by the economic reforms the austerity measures that greece must undertake to get these bailout packages the latest one many people laid off the journalists and possibly university administrators there here getting their voices heard is also a heavy police presence to make sure that everything goes beastly anarchist infiltrated many of the demonstrations and while lots of violence but everyone here so far seems very peaceful. protests started in the afternoon has gathered
thousands of people move all over athens all age groups many people from teachers unions journalists and fascist movement people from all sectors of society really because it was from the leaves of what took place forty years ago which was students rising up to ask for their representation within government and still feeling that leadership needs to change in greece for that to happen. now as europe is slowly recovering from years long economic crises artie's sophie shevardnadze looked at who's to blame for the financial collapse in the former president says there is no single scapegoat in the crisis. perilous city of exquisite luxury living side by side with our all of europe in one city. is making its own they're spending together in paris to stare at the desks and the stereo in the back of the bank and this is worth millions but where is this contradiction leading to society
you had a number as you know of finds here and there all over the advanced economies that have been decided upon you had a very large number of see your walls having to leave and quit those who engage in criminal activity have been are pursued but the problem is much more generalized i mean practically all the economist we are more or less a company in this video of normal risk culture and also have to come first the earth or it is in general all the governments. supervisory authorities we have saw confident until the start of the surprise and even after the start of the surprise that they thought that it was not possible that the food for sure system could collapse.
little later on now a quick look at some other news in egypt at least twenty four people have been killed and many more injured in a collision between a freight train and a minibus crashed the level crossing to the south of cairo also involves several other vehicles most of the casualties reportedly. members of a family returning from a wedding egypt's transport system has a notoriously poor safety record and that's largely blamed on aging and poorly maintained equipment. a series of deadly attacks across the iraqi capital baghdad have left at least twenty people dead multiple bombings occurred in commercial areas and city markets targeting soldiers on patrol as well as civilians iraq is experiencing its worst violence in years with a rate of killing that hadn't been seen since two thousand and eight the u.n.
says nearly a thousand people lost their lives and shootings and bombings last month alone. in chile left wing candidate michele has won the first round of voting in the country's presidential race she's seeking her second term as leader and fell short of the fifty percent needed to secure and right victory one of the chalets main campaign pledges is to rewrite the constitution which dates back to the dictatorship of gusto pinochet chile is one of the richest nations in latin america but millions have staged protests in recent years demanding more wealth equality and higher education standards. special report is coming up here next on r.t. international but if you're watching from the u.k. it's time to go underground with action attempts.
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