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bill for the humanitarian for to live to repeat that so if there's a chance of his mission to reach gaza last may has been found from leaving reports . activists some board accuse the united states and israel of putting pressure on the greek government i'll bring you more in a few moments. germany's position on the war crimes is a question continues to shield a convicted. criminal. very warm welcome to you this is live from moscow greece has a balance of power to lead carrying humanitarian aid to gaza from leaving its ports one of its vessels carrying hundreds of activists destined for the blockaded enclave has been towed back after just minutes to see campaigners on board have
suggested the greek government gave in to pressure from the u.s. and israel. clear has more from tel of the. there has been no explanation given by athens as to why this preventing the ships from sailing from its ports distant to gaza justice today friday one of the ships called the giuliana set sail it was in the waters for some fifteen to twenty minutes before the greek coast guard stopped it and diverted it to a military dockyard now athens is not quiet about this and has come on record as saying that no ships distant from gaza will be that sports and not a correspondent on board one of the ships that has been seized explained that greece is acting in violation of international law. cannot or will not give up there are twelve members of european and other national parliaments among the free gaza activists and they're trying to pull strings to force their governments to try and influence greece's decision to block their ships in their harbors are
lawyers for the freedom flotilla are saying the greek government's actions are unlawful because the ships cannot be prohibited from going to gaza and they should not be restrained from freely weaving the harbors i have seen every part of the ship i'm on and there are no weapons or anything that could be used as weapons the people who participate in the free gaza flotilla are harmless most are elderly many over sixty and even seventy well let's put has been dubbed the freedom to tell it to and it's been in the planning for at least two years since that first fertility and last year that came at the end of may and it ended in disaster with nine turkish citizens being killed on board one of the ships not activists or pains to prevent this from happening again they've made a point of saying that their whole attempt to bring humanitarian supplies to gaza is a non violent mission at the same time the israeli authorities have been a pains to also try and prevent this from happening activists around the world have been accusing the united states and israel of putting pressure on athens particularly when it's seeking economic balance we spoke to one such activist adam
shapiro is you know is really you know already. we we know. prime minister netanyahu comments yesterday he made. a minister proper for basically doing israel's work for it and while we know behind the scenes that israel has been putting as well as the united states has been putting a ton of pressure on the greek government the greek government is having a very weak position because of its economic problems a popular government. it can certainly preach to such pressure and we believe although we don't have concrete evidence of it we do believe that both the united states and israel are putting economic pressure on greece as well the activists themselves are in a number of different positions some of them are out at sea some of them have already been away state and all being detained we are hearing that they do plan and number of the large demonstrations in athens to call on the greek government to
explain to give and the just an explanation as to why this preventing these ships from saving we've also been hearing reports of sabotage that were ports at an irish missile that at this moment is intent to seize was sabotaged by israeli divers who worked on the ground to prevent their engines from working obvious way the foreign ministry today saturday denied those charges it called them ridiculous and paranoid but certainly the activists are facing an uphill battle in trying to get this far to the going. well there is more exclusive coverage of professor teller for you of course online and that includes regular blog updates from our aboard one of the boat taking part you can find out i'm not all web sites are to dot com. we're also covering the exotic also in moscow where classic vintage meets extract going to luxury and hear the band which is it is dogs to visit is.
germany is shielding a tourist nazi war criminal convicted and jailed for murdering dozens of people calls cattle farmer was serving a life sentence in the netherlands but later escaped and fled to germany for decades but in spain refusing to extradite the german national. came face to face with the nazi executioner he still evading justice does from the close carol for volunteered for the nazis in world war two he tortured victims before killing them twist the board concentration camp in the novel and where frank was held to have been. systematically beefed up people in the night they had to dig their own graves and she was part of the firing squad which shot down. a dutch court jailed for the
war for twenty two murders he's suspected of many more but in ninety fifty two he escaped to germany which lets him go and gave him full german citizenship he was basically sure that are protected from extradition the neverland has applied toy of the toy for bill returned to serve his sentence but germany doesn't extradite its citizen. no matter how horrific the crime this is the man who ruled for a book can stay free yet he hates the german law which he has to enforce across. and prosecute like criminals i see no difference. in the killings. another person in germany never land this criminal this. really was
murdered in the second world war by the dutch sis he confronted four dollars to me if he had any remorse for bill responded with sneers and mockery that was four years ago neighbors say farber's know how spell and and close to death it's a race against time for justice now you say well he's eighty nine. and people say sometimes say well i mean jail now but you know his victims never lifted a second this year have never felt sorry for these these deeds so if you go to munich to talk your way you just can't you know you just don't want to talk at all if we don't put him in jail before he dies you know it will always hang as a dark cloud the ball you know why didn't you put your fairy last real cruel not since where he belongs to germany convicted ukrainian american john demjanjuk of
nazi war crimes or much weaker evidence germany has one rule for its people says cost pins and another for foreigners about the younger but this from russia you know they don't mind kicking him around as well this isn't germans or even far because of the german national therefore. this is where the man dubbed the nazi executioner lives german media is banned from revealing his address but we know he's in if he has a message for the families of his victims. do you have a message for. the. final push to put. a plug. in germany. to give you.
plenty more stories coming your way this hour here's a taste of war heads are to takes in the glamour and excitement among the stars to bring you the name of the lucky winner will carry him in the main award of the moscow international film festival. when the police officer has been killed and two others wounded in a gunfight with militants in russia's republic of chechnya security forces came into contact with the group on saturday morning before exchanging fire when the suspects refused to surrender officials say up to a dozen armed militants escapes or thought to have fled into nearby dense forest the area has been sealed off with additional security troops closing in on the assailants russia's caucus's is seeing a spike in violent activity with the number of terror attacks going up by a third in the last few months special operations by government forces have seen over two hundred militants killed this year. thousands of libyans have taken to the
streets to voice their support for colonel gadhafi is to fires of nato bombings of tripoli in a recorded or do message gadhafi addressed what was the largest demonstration in libya since the alliance began its campaign in march he threatened attacks on europe in revenge for nato that strikes but it comes after france confirmed it had supplied the rebels with weapons criticized the move ahead out of the way the u.n. resolution on libya has been interpreted invested jervas webster tarpley using the libyan capital so that russia needs to take countermeasures to outweigh the illegal actions of coalition forces that nato. it is already flagrantly illegal because of the way they're they're they're violating let me put it this way the resolution violates the charter and nato is violating the resolution they've got to see blockade go in here nato air power is used to protect all. packed full of al qaeda and other terrorists and it's used to attack civilians i've seen homes here where
four or five little children essentially preschool kids were killed in the middle of the night but bombs launched by aircraft from forty thousand feet that is a very cowardly way to wage war so we're in the midst now of international and are certainly countries like russia would be very well advised to do something urgently to try to restore the rule of international law and that would mean. more energetic measures against what the united states britain and france are doing. invest in genesis website tempi talking it to off their japanese one on the way or and also some ladies you wouldn't want to mess with. as it turns out arm wrestling is not just for the guys here in russia's north caucuses more and more women are getting into the act and we managed to wrestle the secrets of some of this poorest superwomen. live in panetta has been sworn in as the new
u.s. defense secretary replacing de to help pay for unions what during his time is spent in chief gates struggle to bring about victory in iraq and afghanistan but the contributions that they were tied to fence secretary actually helped nudge the taliban in the first place. for our generation of the cold warriors on the both sides in the united states and in russian federation it is robert gates the outgoing secretary of defense who personalizes because war at its peak robert gates was anything but controversial and he has garnered full respect all across the board during his valedictory exit tour from of ghana stand all across europe and back to the united states robert gates displayed unbelievable specter of sincerity and candor providing he's honest an unvarnished assessment of
the united states strategic overreach all across the globe and somehow i have a hunch in his upcoming memoirs robert gates will explain his one unfinished dream that is to finish the job he initiated in his previous capacity as the cia chief when he opened up a pound or a box of extremism in pakistan and in afghanistan only to be called back to duty almost thirty years later to eradicate the evidence which he's so carefully rared and groomed in his previous capacity as the cia chief. gives everyone a chance to play that part in anything dory it's been a communication revolution encouraging mass uprising in some countries i'm causing controversy in others with the bloc if that's the step. in new york at the sidewalk
people that think the things that weapons. in today's social media driven world you can post whatever hate speech doctored photos or other nonsense you want with virtually no consequences how do you feel about that defining our times this week let's talk about that i was as still king a guy on facebook once and by mistake instead of rising his name into the search i put as my status was all good i knew how to meet these things very quickly having everybody to already see did you learn your lesson yeah yeah people just pretty thing on here young girls young kids you know home addresses and everything like that i got a nice. open approach is that. people see what you show them not what you actually are in my experience and if you put something on the internet people will watch and think that she says that she will like you know when when people could be sitting at home doing nothing for a whole weekend they might just make things up just to make themselves more
interesting a lot of people tend toward being snotty or rude and they've been taught through television and other media that that's that's the new cool yet there's a shift in our culture going on but adult battle change as people start to understand that they end result of that is isolate you isolate yourself when you do that kind of stuff we need to be center of attention as the world just become a giant high school yeah i would say yes we are all it's just a big giant oh a high school we all hated it so why do we want to live it every day that's a good question that's a good question and it's almost even in the more middle school that's sort of mean girl kind of thing and i think even adults get into the bullying which is kind of sad but do you think that as we grow as a society people will get smarter about what to post or will it just get worse and worse i think people always be people you're going to have people that are smart you can have people that are not and i think they always be fruitcakes that put
things on they that is just unhelpful and home. regardless of how you feel about the pitfalls of social media the bottom line is it's probably going to get a lot worse before it gets better if it ever. rushes caucasus region is known for its outstanding male wrestlers but now the local women a hot on the hills pumping iron in the gym and testing their limits to the max of the art of arm wrestling some of these ladies have become a force be reckoned with it has a lot of within a quarter of a finds out that to become international stars. there is little clue as to why this quite corner of russia and the north caucasus hide such a powerful secret because his hand that we find perhaps some of the strongest women in the country but they're hoping their arm wrestling talents will one day be shared with the world in the olympic arena. i'll be no cell of
a began wrestling in one thousand nine hundred ninety four but now she's clearly a super woman with town world and fourteen year old gold medals born in a small village in the mountains she says that she has achieved everything she wished for and now it's time for a younger generation to follow in her winning footsteps i've been his biggest concern though is that the support doesn't get the recognition she feels it deserves sometimes we simply don't have money to go to the championships after training so hard young girls are losing the stimulus to continue when they hear that there is no chance for them to go unless they collect the money themselves one thing that might change that would be if the sport was made part of their limpy games bringing more attention and financing competitive organize matches began in california in one thousand nine hundred fifty two and soon gained real popularity arm wrestling as one of the most peaceful calm the diverse poor that actually doesn't require any special equipment and people of all ages have
a real chance of. if i did something quite simple there. in time. that anyone has a chance of winning right now i'm going to check it for myself was it was. oh it's certainly easy time. standing hours at the gym i've been as trainee elisa says she doesn't know if she'll ever have enough money to go to the championships but she never loses hope. maybe it is an incorrect comparison but sport is like a swamp for me once you get into there's simply no turning back i try to stop but i can't live without it and i will continue hoping that one day he will be recognised by the public. it seems like kook asian women are following hard on the successful heels of their man who take many of the world's models in almost all types of wrestling and with girls' hair seemingly determined to break the stereotypes we
could soon see more and more high hills making their way into the wrestling arenas . the republic of north. time now to check on some other world news in brief this hour on the syrian president to keer fishel laughter fridays and the regime demonstrations believed to have been the biggest but our last hours signed a decree removing the governor of the central city of hama from office tens of thousands to the streets nationwide rejecting ourselves promises of reform and demanding an end to his all for tarion rule say the government crackdown which began in mid march has claimed almost fifteen hundred lives. but these thirteen members of a family died when a roadside bomb struck their minibus in southern afghanistan the group including two children were thought to be afghan refugees returning from pakistan through the volatile border area roadside bombs planted by taliban the militants are commonly
used in the country elsewhere in afghanistan the local council member was killed by two government opened fire from a motorbike. talks have started between bahrain sunni led government of the sheer opposition following months of anti-government protests that claimed over thirty lives the shia community in the bahrain. claims that longstanding discrimination against the majority group thousands of people participated in nationwide demonstrations demanding the political representation. now despite a great fight in the wimbledon final russian tennis star maria sharapova may not have won the cup this year but she is still an inspiration for an entire generation of young players tennis is the twenty four. players greatest passion gentiles world wide attention fast striking looks as much as sporting prowess artist has been looking into the secret of sharapova success.
because the russians call it the big tennis to distinguish it from ping pong much to the amusement of foreigners but now russia's racket wielding darling has made it to the biggest tennis tournament of the move since her win at wimbledon in two thousand and four maria mania has turned into a star off the court as well in features and catwalks she's joined the hall of fame with jaw dropping russian tennis we know but she only wants to talk about the tense i told myself to just take it one point at a time and really focus and then i felt like a disco got in my zone so we went down to one of moscow's toughest young tennis tournaments the club here claims to be the home of tomorrow's players so what do these young russians think of their compatriots example that. i think she's very
positive and not everyone could have such patience patience is very important in tennis because if i've always liked her even when i was very young i started playing because i wanted to be like her and now the girl are telling me i'm playing like her god no i think i find very strong inspiration from how i really like the way she plays she has very good technique she always fights until the end and never gives up one thing nobody can ignore about cheer up over. that brute or scream or whatever it is we decided to sample some of russia's future grunting talent become a complete. it. thank you if one of the stars this club has turned out is catarina pool she was ranked eighty years in world under eighteen
rankings but she forced her career in russian children out of has been in america too she was seven doesn't lessen her inspirational appeal but she's right she is rushing for help still you need. to keep working harder i might have to put in a few more hours myself. ok so i probably couldn't even beat these kids at a game of tennis but that's because they're out here every day practicing driven on by heroes like maria sharapova well maybe because i haven't mastered the all important run. up. from boston that squealing away for aussie in moscow now the star studded international film festival in moscow was heading for a city to be dramatic climax and the winner of the best film has just been announced let's cross live to pay for all of the hands out the ceremony for a second of all the glitz and glamour of pieces
a big just in day care because in suspense here was the winner. yes this year's winner of the coveted golden george award is the movie the waves directed by alberto meyers it's a spanish movie the second
year in a row that a spanish language movie has won the top prize here at the moscow international film festival last year it was the turn of the man also brothers this year though it's gone to the waves a movie set in that against the backdrop of the spanish civil war it's not the only prize that movies picks up carlos out of it is also taken the best x. a prize this year's festival so to award is going to the spanish movie the waves the the top prize for best film and also the best actor prize now there's also been plenty of other. awards up for grabs and one person who's picked up one of those awards says isn't a stranger to collecting gongs she's already got four buff has three golden globes
four emmys amongst others including an account of the award for best actress dame helen mirren the british actress has picked up the stanislav ski award for acting excellence. i mean mentally on it you know the
name stanley saskia obviously to our house are sacked as he's living and been enormous importance you know gee it's impossible really to say how important standard task is now not just for theatre acting obviously that was where his influence started but but then went on to film acting. a real delight to talk to dame helen mirren early on she was telling us the outright respect what she has for russian film and russian acting and how much of an honor it was to pick up that stanislav ski award of course as she said silas loves so associated with with acting excellence and she's been altered with that going today. i can now you've been following events for us closely that people start the five from helen made who we just saw
a happy scene on the change the green red carpet. yes they've gone for green not red with the carpet will get that little while but yes a whole host of celebrities plenty of russian celebrities from stage screen and the world of sports as well as business and politics be represented here but also a whole host of international stars now i met up with the the director of the movie which is closing out the ceremony the espionage thriller the desk in which dame helen mirren actually stars. the director john martin no you may know him from his movie shakespeare in love as well as captain corelli's mandolin he was. due to soak up the atmosphere for the first time you're saying at the moscow film festival also absolute a whole host of other people and the mcdowell had a few interesting comments to make about the the green carpet of course the color you color for the carpet these type of events usually read the moscow to moscow festival going to green she was saying it's caused some problems when it comes to
picking up perfect outfits. i had a wonderful stylist that lives here in russia helped me pick out the dress and she brought me many dresses to choose. and i particularly like this one because it was like a piece of sculpture and it fit me perfect so i was happy to have it and she was a lovely lovely lady. well it's not just on the macdonald of course it had problems picking out what she was going so well i agonized for i was a nose this morning about what i was going to put on to make sure i looked right for this i'm sure you can so i can in detail why you look fantastic that piece you know microphone bad nicely matching the carpet as well because all of our reporting from the thirty third international moscow film festival. now sold the world press photo when i jadi bieber reveals the secrets of her success in all spotlight program but first our main stories in brief passing just a few.