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live from the russian capital this is r.t. welcome to the program. well thousands of american homeowners facing foreclosure have been queuing for up to thirty hours to get free help from my housing advocacy group in washington d.c. more than three hundred thousand homes are repossessed in the u.s. every month many of those close to losing the roof over their head see the government's own mortgage aid program as a failure as christine reports. these are the faces behind the crisis we're waiting and hoping and praying that we can we can start to get help everybody really help you know to help and that's what we're looking for you know the desperate voices of those who have reached the end of the line or am i to am what time nine thirty nine thirty last night and if you sleep here you're
right down there on the ground naomi lawrence took several buses from florida eighteen hours then arrived at the washington d.c. convention center thursday morning waiting thirty hours to get in oh you've been our boy it's tat and we don't have no place to go and bathroom. but they waited anyway for a chance to restructure the mortgages on their homes all part of the save the dream tour you need to go put on by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america or natca this is a look at foreclosure activity around the united states during the last year the height of it came in march of this year but never once did it fall below three hundred thousand homes in a month everybody here has tried to work with their lender and it's failed c.e.o. bruce marks calls himself a financial terrorist and with the help of many volunteers works with people to help them they get counseling and meet with lenders to come up with an affordable
mortgage or to lower their interest rate or both not everyone qualifies but everyone is at least promised an answer the where in adjustable rate mortgage rates just keep going up and this. believable now targets people with nowhere else to turn basically out of reach. choosing whether to keep or pay mortgage. there are also targets c.e.o.'s of big banks who they say caused this crisis. protesting outside their houses putting furniture on their lawns they also protest inside the capitol even though congress wants to pretend that there's no crisis out there and re president obama wants to pretend that he's solved it the fact of the matter is it's just as bad and it's not getting better deborah phillips told her daughters it was president obama they were here for they think they're here for the white house that's all they've been talking about saying obama but. i
guess that we're not trying to let them understand the struggle a struggle shared by everyone here in varying degrees we've been having struggles with paying our bills we had to take our son out of private school and i'm actually doing it for my dad he can't come here. when my family members pass away and that's why we got. more goods when over a thousand miles higher than it started a last hope in an economy still in peril reporting in washington christine for sound r.t. while the prospects for struggling americans continues to look bleak a federal report says more people face to faulting on their mortgages filmmaker. says that's because thousands of people are simply thrown off president obama's program which was meant to save homeowners from foreclosure. i was in atlanta with the naacp. for closure effort there to try to help people and you know twenty five
thousand people showed up there they've been showing up around the country precisely because the government programs are not working something like five hundred thousand people have been thrown off the government program because they don't meet various criteria as a consequence only a small relatively small percentage of those facing foreclosure are being helped at all and when we say helped means that their mortgages are modified either the interest level is reduced or the in some way the terms of payment are made more affordable for people but by and large the services so-called mortgage servicers who work with the banks are really controlling the process the government is not imposing rules here they're not really offering debt relief to people as they do to people in other countries so we have a situation where the foreclosure crisis could lead to a million new foreclosures this year. britain's defense secretary has admitted that
u.k. forces used depleted uranium ammunition during the iraq war of two thousand and three it follows an iraq inquiry which was largely young couple of more than forty sites across the country that had high radiation contamination dr liam fox told lawmakers that approximately one point nine metric tons of depleted uranium were used and that the u.n. has now been informed of the locations i mean ition is widely condemned because of the potential long term health effects such as cancer and birth abnormalities british opposition labor party m.p. paul flynn says the iraqi people are suffering the consequences. we know that in the first iraq war depleted uranium was used in shells and it certainly is very very likely to be used again and it's used as a ballast because of the density in shells but unfortunately it's not as radioactive it might be. two three eight where the gamma radiation is being
reduced to a weapon of mass destruction but sadly it a weapon of eternal destruction because the dust on the battlefield and get into the water supply into the air and it can cause give children cancers. birth defects and the iraqis will be for a long time now where the battles took place every day and big increases in childhood cancers and even birth defects and threatening to sue. the united kingdom . government for the awful contamination that almost certainly taken place. british m.p. paul flynn there on the dangers of depleted uranium weapons. well you are with are still ahead for you this hour putting life on ice. and the head of aid refrigerator gets stored in this liquid nitrogen field of the crowd there was says he can't make
any promises but this one might just be a way to get him to like we reserve the only facility in europe that claims to offer the prospect of life after death by freezing their clients' brains and bodies . also ahead on your bike russia's prime minister joins a cloud rider showing off their wheels in crimea. but the wage gap between men and women in estonia is the widest in the whole of the european union that's according to the e.u.'s own figures most women are a third less than men and it's the russian speaking minority that suffers the most . investigates. today the sun is shining on olga it's a break from our hard working life running money to raise her son but as a single mom she has to swear to town to the factory just to bring in a meager pay packet it's just. it's thirty three degrees celsius in their work shop
but our employees don't care if you try to stand up for your rights they'll point you to the door if you don't like it you're free to leave it's very hard to find a job here in a still when you're there for put up with working in slave like conditions dystonia has one of europe's worst pay gaps between men and women studies say women get paid seventeen percent less than men on average but in the stone year it's as much as thirty percent people think that we don't have the problem. there very problem and. and the problem that people don't have their gender lenses how to say this when there is an equality going on. it goes much further than wages so-called segregation in the economy means women often remain in lower paid jobs like health care and education while men dominate the more lucrative private sector experts say that's not just infer that it's bad for business if for example
of concrete to woman feels that she can i do the job or cannot take up the career that she would lie and she she has a talent for that and of course this is some human resource loss to their corner there also appears to be an ethnic dimension which as soon as large russian minority receiving low pay the merest early in counterparts and ethnic russian women come out bottom of the list it is structural a show in the labor market. that. a russian speaking we mean the they are perhaps working in the sectors where the pages where the wages are especially low and this where of course increase. the pay gap even more whether it's over at the city or gender stereotypes that have been identified as one of the root causes of inequality in green latitudes of what to see as the proper roles mon women should perform a passed down through generations the government says it's trying to weed them out
but it's going to take time. i would submit. the problems there is no point of. hiding the problems that your country faces it is a lengthy process and. and the certitude of people to not change overnight are all good though it's simply a case of double standards. i think if our prime minister was peed myself even if he didn't have to pay the utilities i don't think it would last him a week. children and parents are enjoying the summer sun behind me but for many estonian women it's a rare luxury and with gender stereotypes dying hard it could be years before stoning women catch up with their male counterparts tom barton r.t. to live in a stone near. you all with r.t. live from moscow it's good to have your company today and bear in mind that you can always see more on the stories we're covering online at r.t.
dot com let's have a look at what's waiting for you at that web site right now and a woman in georgia claims cats has given birth to a puppy with its mums ears and tail find out what those who want to just start making it all. and discover how russians are less prone to depression than smiley americans that's according to a new study. well roaring engines and hard rock music shaking the ukrainian city of sevastopol where a surprise surprise visit is written in to join in on the action russian prime minister vladimir putin said he enjoyed sharing his passion. thousands of spectators are camping in this city for the next two days the show is dedicated to
the sixty fifth anniversary of the victory over nazi germany just featured from time motorbikes a commemoration ceremony will also be held to remember the defenders of sevastopol it is the fourteenth such festival the city also hosted last year's gathering which attracted some five thousand bikers. while washington has apologized to moscow for failing to report it had detained a russian citizen in africa in may and blames it on someone pressing the wrong button on the fax machine constantine a pilot is accused of transporting four tons of cocaine but moscow says that he has in effect being kidnapped by the united states. is following the story. basically we have moscow accusing washington d.c. of having abducted a russian citizen a pilot going under the name constantini or shen co and failing to inform russian officials about having done so and traditionally under international law when one states. arrests or captures or abductor kidnaps or whatever it may be
a citizen of another country they're supposed to inform the country of citizenship that this has been done this is not the case however and we have washington d.c. accusing this man offending been part of an international cocaine trafficking ring and he was he's being accused of having been part of a scheme to transport as much as four tons of cocaine from south america to africa with the intention of leader transporting the drugs to europe and the united states right now this man is that a jail in manhattan awaiting trial with four other people who were arrested along with him and we have been hearing from the prosecution that they're saying that the group wanted to acquire as much as four and a half million euros as part of this profit of this scheme meanwhile we have the defense lawyer in russia saying that. it's not true that your shine co didn't even have a plane that was good enough to fly overseas and the defense lawyer of his family
has been seeing that he was never actually been to south america let alone traffic drugs from there but for all of the details of the missteps carried out for u.s. officials now let's go to the report of our correspondent. he was abducted and covertly transferred to the united states from africa he was not an american or liberian citizen he was a russian citizen and was effectively missing for over a month his home country russia did not know about his abduction and rendition to the u.s. and the fact that the americans did not tell the russians until now is what's during controversy we have. apologized to russia the u.s. says sorry and insists everything minus faxing the memo to the wrong embassy was within the rules and regulations of an international transfer but that is not how the russian government has interpreted ness we pressed the wrong button on the fax machine. to be brutally for a reset button that. the russian
foreign ministry called the incident a kidnapping of a russian national from a third country and because the us did not follow the formalities of international rendition law which requires all parties involved in the secret transfer to know about it prior to the prisoner leaving the third country the russians have labeled it as a sign of open lawlessness so were we involved and sharing information with liberia yes indeed word was were there particular u.s. participation i'm not aware of that. but it's it's hard to say what the true reasons are for such behavior of the american side especially considering the fact that here at the consulate you don't have the official information from our american colleagues on the matter in question it's a case very reminiscent of victor boot and alleged arms dealer who was apprehended in thailand with the knowledge of the russian government the difference the u.s. struggled to extradite due to the u.s.
for prosecution and conviction but thai authorities were cautious of the evidence in the u.s. and deny the transfer in case the u.s. skipped the legal procedures and rendered him without his home country knowing. about it so who's that if the u.s. doesn't follow its own laws in terms of how alleged suspects are transferred from one country to another this case mean the rule book is no longer valid it's an incident that could spell disaster for the u.s. especially as the details of how your schenkel was transferred are leaking out and whether the u.s. violated its own laws to handcuff this r t washington d.c. . or let's check out some other stories now making headlines all around the world and north korea has threatened to use its nuclear deterrent if the u.s. and south korea go ahead with their planned military exercises this weekend john yang often warns of heavy retaliation when its southern neighbor and america hold
practice maneuvers the white house says it's not interested in a war of words with north korea tensions between the two koreas has been rising since a warship belonging to south korea was sunk in march. another merge the alarm system on the oil rig which exploded in the gulf of mexico in april was partially disabled on the day of the blast a technician on board at the time says that the sound and light signals were switched off meanwhile tropical storm bonnie has reached the gulf and is picking up strength the ships are monitoring the temporary cap on the leaking oil well withdrawing to a safer waters b.p. says work at the side will be suspended for nearly two weeks. and some dramatic pictures now show the moment a canadian fighter pilot had an extremely lucky escape he managed to successfully ejecting yourself from his plane just a split second before it crashed and he's now recovering in hospital the accident happened during practice for an air show and no one on the ground was injured. well
it's been said that the only certain thing in life is death a bird not everyone is willing to accept their fate they're putting their mortality on hold by having their brains and bodies frozen until science catches up to help them be the grim reaper. stacie bourbons visited the only facility outside the u.s. which offers such a service and talk to one of his clients. sylvester stallone put death on ice in the science fiction film demolition man freezing his body to be awakened in the future. and more than a decade later must go by. is attempting to have his immortality on earth in his mind heaven can wait my parents had a mixed reaction to this my mom thinks it's a stupid waste of money most of my friends support me in this decision because they are also procrit iyonix he's paying thirty thousand dollars to have his body stored
after he dies at the criers clinic near moscow which freezes human for the hopes of future thirty taishan it's the only the city of its kind outside the us and so far it can explain accounts for and the head of aid refrigerator gas are stored in this liquid nitrogen fills that cracker was says it can't make any promises but this one might just be a way to get a take to find life if science catches up with imagination will be transferred to new bodies the cost of a simple brain freeze is ten thousand dollars even if we can. spend it animation right now if we can preserve the structure of the information about the course and then we can still potentially revive him in the future while some in a scientific community support investing in cloud gen x. they believe major advances in the field are a long way off controlling the fine process is a major challenge but nothing compared to bring someone back to life. the problem
at hand is resuscitation it's biological death and irreversible derangement. but if the future can bring this lazarus of the icebox back to life what does he hope to do that my immediate goal is to fly somewhere to a star closest to us. for veges laugh and investment in what seems impossible today may be worthwhile and many tomorrows. r.t. . or it will offer a short break as the business news with stay with us. great for the full story we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice things to say so with the news makers.
welcome to business the much anticipated results of the european bank stress tests are out seven of europe's ninety one largest banks failed the exam which was intended to reveal which institutions would not be able to survive a sustained economic downturn or a sovereign debt default the banks which were found wanted including germany's hyper real estate which is now government owned following a bailout eighty eight bank of greece and full regional spanish lenders a number of other banks only passed the tests now early on the likely to face more pressure to increase their capitalization the governments in countries with suspect institutions say they're ready to help the braes more money the european markets
have not yet had the opportunity to cause their verdict as the result came out of the close of the market. if you're buying sector struggles when markets open on monday this is likely to feed through into russia but according to peter westin chief justice just that that's on it may represent a boiling opportunity for investors. the exposure of the russian banks to the four south european countries plus ireland is two point seven billion dollars a thousand times almost less than what they suppose is the european banks they will be punished the russian banking stocks will be punished but they probably will be punished and justifiably so do if you do see that negative reaction in the financials and you do see russian banks fall in with them and in fact create another buying opportunity of russian financials. the stock markets here in moscow had a mixed day on friday financials look held by those stressed result of european banks p.t.b. and more than twelve percent but it was a big day for miners no real mikko ended up one point three percent reports the
government may take a stake michel good one point six percent of the quarter to profit jumped two hundred twenty percent year over year petra problem is looking at announcing an initial public offering on its final business. president medvedev appears to have revised russia's economic growth forecast for this year losses leader made the announcement at a news conference with italian prime minister silvio berlusconi in milan last month the government was still predicting a growth rate of four percent. bases cake of them against mother in law this year the russian economy will grow by almost five percent which seems to be very good after the crisis pretty clear that it is still not the growth that we need them now the former international air show ended with nearly fifty billion dollars worth of deals last year's paris air show was disastrous in terms of orders as the aerospace industry was hit by the financial crisis many believe this year's u.k. vent the recovery of the civil aircraft industry did
a question of what has the data. this is the a downturn in the civil avocation industry is the deal signed in town bros speak for themselves at nearly fifty billion dollars worth compared to seven billion at the paris air show last year the star of the show was the boeing seven hundred seven dreamliner made from composite materials the manufacturer claims that planes for the next eighteen years will be more adult on this design this is a test airplane number three you know we will start it by their own plane by the end of the year and we're told that the first customer to launch custom made japanese adeline and they will get it for a streamlined this year russian civil aircraft maker has had a particularly good airshow signing of a ten billion dollars worth of deals in good company agreed to supply malaysia with fifty m. s. twenty one planes for around three billion dollars sequoia sold seventy f. and super passenger planes in various deals worth
a total of about two point five billion dollars on the other side of the question air flight eleven airbus a three hundred thirty planes reaffirming its commitment to western plane making us the asho also presented an opportunity for russian helicopters to market its way as selling for machines to an indian company just as a commercial market for us it's a particular new market with care of several commercial critical. but that's not a big quantity for such big confusion canonically developed on trails in their. so all we have gotten additional forces songs are smart good to right now new order is at the event didn't come close to the record breaking eighty eight billion dollars an ounce of form bro in two thousand and eight before the global recession hits still many believe this show confirms the recovery transit has been in evidence since this train but some analysts believe the mall and is being artificially stimulated. had added to websites as super jets one hundred are
being sold below cost price and that the results from fun of being exaggerated gordito are there i think it's too early to talk about the recovery in russian civil aviation we might see in several years but for now it is more important to get all the new planes certified and start manufacturing them still he represents a minority of the international air transport association predicts the global industry will make a profit of two point five billion dollars in two thousand and ten indeed hardly a fortune but better than the loss of nine point four billion dollars last year my dimmock which in the business. from the business team you can always find more stories on our website that's all true dot com slash business.
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