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you're watching our team broadcasting live from moscow seven in the morning here thank you for joining us now for a top story struggling homeowners traveled for miles and queued for over twenty four hours to get free advice being offered by a mortgage advocacy group in washington d.c. they say the government's aid program has failed them despite talk of an end to the financial crisis more than three hundred thousand homes are still repossessed every month in the u.s. . these are the faces behind the crisis we're waiting and hoping and praying that we get to get help everybody really 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 am what time nine thirty nine thirty last night when did you sleep here yeah. naomi lawrence took several buses from florida eighteen
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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 hacked 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 good 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
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everyone is at least promised an answer the where. an adjustable rate mortgage rates just keep going up and it's this and believable not the targets people with nowhere else to turn my more dish basically is out of reach song. choosing whether to keep our pay more. so there are also targets studios of big banks who they say caused this crisis by 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. the fact of the matter is it's just as bad 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
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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 schools and i'm actually doing it for my dad he can't come here. when my family members passed away and that's why we got lost in common and went over a thousand miles higher than it started a last hope in an economy still in peril reporting in washington christine for south r.t. filmmaker and blogger danny schechter believes the thousands are simply rejected from president obama's mortgage aid program as the banks have too much say on who qualifies. i was in atlanta with a not. for closure effort there to try to help people and 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
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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. in some way the terms of payment are made more affordable for people but by and large the services the 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 and there's plenty more coming your way on our t.v. this hour president mahmoud ahmadinejad claims iran has a new adversity to fend off find out who it is later this hour.
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but first roaring engines and hard rock music are shaking the ukrainian city of sevastopol as an animal international show gets into gear this year's festival however had an unexpected guest of revving up the action got there you know was there for us. one thing can be said for certain about the russian prime minister he certainly knows how to make an entrance arriving at the bike show that is taking place in the ukrainian region of crimea just outside of the ukrainian city of sevastopol the russian prime minister made his entrance like all of the other people here did on a bike a bit earlier wasn't the first time he was seen any public on a motorcycle and the crowds here later said that it was an experience that he very much enjoyed specifically because of course the bike is very much associated with freedom and the free journey that most bikers do experience when they take to the roads and of course everybody here very excited to hear that they greeted with
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cheers everything reacted responded to everything that he said all of the wishes that he bestowed upon him and thanked them for inviting him to this great event this annual event that takes place in the ukrainian region of the crimea. is the most democratic means of transport there are of course some high points. today but o'mahony blanks widely available and. gives the owner. a sweet feeling and. so without any exaggeration we could say that the body is a symbol of freedom. everything in life is. you're driving down to spend a few days in the crimea and so on by the lake just have some fun enjoy each other's company and this. was one of those shared that freedom and joy with them of
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course in the city she touched upon many prominent issues of course thanking first of all the government you for making such a thing as the bike show possible making us ability to happen of course congratulating everybody not only with this event but with the up. of the russian navy which the craniums and the russians according to will be celebrating together of course the russian black sea fleet is stationed just a few kilometers away from here on the black sea in the city of sevastopol and maybe a raid is scheduled to take place on sunday morning so a great event most of the people here will actually move over to the city of to watch the parade to take part in the festivities all in all a very happy occasion i did it with making his mark left just the way he came on a bike. but no matter how much russia's prime minister enjoyed his day in the saddle the sunglasses and all and made way for more sober as vladimir putin got
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down to business with ukraine's president the leaders met for talks in the latest show of the ever improving relations between the two countries and afterwards the prime minister also met up with journalists following his trip and the subject that interested the most. meeting with the spies involved in the recent scandal between russia and the u.s. . what did you talk about with them. you will say you sang karaoke with them. we did sing but it wasn't karaoke strictly music what songs. from a soviet spy movie i'm not joking i'm serious we sang. on the beach was an achievement at the meeting she was there because the way who these people do you know in russia. i'm sure they will get good jobs and have interesting.
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and in a few minutes seeking inspiration from the installation. project we've been taking a walk on the wild side finding out. but first a rainy and president mahmoud ahmadinejad has accused russia's president of turning against tehran and joining the u.s. to spread the lies about its nuclear program ahmadinejad also insisted tehran wants to continue with friendship with moscow russia joined this western allies last month in imposing additional sanctions against iran for failure to disclose the fourth of the atomic program needed to do so from a moscow state university of international relations so as with this latest statement you bring your president is simply trying to score points with the radical population of the country. and i think that behind such aggressive rhetoric
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there is a dinner judd's desire to unite the section of the iranian society he relies on this section is not conservative but rather militaristic and i'm going to judge doesn't reject to reach his goal because he blames western countries russia she blames the contras for conspiring against the islamic republic but the next time he could say that everything's fine in relations with his partners. for several years i mean i've been using the same tactics of aggressive rhetoric and despite all the protests on the streets of tehran he is still in power the methods he uses in foreign policy helps him stay in office because. women in estonia suffer the highest gender pay gap in the entire european union the latest survey says they earn an average of thirty percent less than their male counterparts and with most politicians turning a blind eye to the problem women are often scared to speak out against inequality.
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today the sun is shining. it's a break from a hard working life learning money to raise her son but as a single mom she has to sweat it out in the factory just to bring in the meat a paper. just. thirty three degree celsius in the workshop but our employers 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 and therefore put up with working in slave like conditions estonia has one of europe's worst pay gaps between men and women the studies say women get paid seventeen percent less than men on average but in a stone year it's as much as thirty percent people think that we don't have the problem. there were no problem and. and the problem that people don't have their gender lenses how to say to see when there is an equality going
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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 unfair it's bad for business if for example a concrete to a woman feels that she cannot do the job or cannot take up the career that she would lie again and she she has a talent for that and of course this is the same human resource loss to the economy the answer appears to be an ethnic dimension with the stone is large russian minority receiving lower pay the merest early in counterparts and ethnic russian women come out bottom of the list it's a 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 will of course increase. the pay gap even more
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whether it's in a city or gender stereotypes will be identified as one of the root causes of inequality ingrained attitudes of what to see as the proper roles mon women should passed down through generations the government says it's trying to weed them out but it's going to take time. i want to meet. the problems there is no point of. hiding the problems that your country faces it is a lengthy process and. and these had to tutor of people to not change overnight are all good though it's simply a case of double standards. yet there was this international i think it fair a prime minister was paid my salary even if he didn't have to p.d. . 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
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stoning women catch up with their male counterparts tom barton artie stoney i'm. it's time now for a quick look at all their new stories from around the world german police say at least eighteen people have been crushed to death in a stampede at the love parade music festival in the german city of duisburg it happened when police tried to block a tunnel to prevent overcrowding despite the situation being described by authorities as chaotic the festival continued its one of europe's largest techno music events attracting fans from all over the world. the u.s. and south korea have started a large scale naval war games in the sea of japan earlier north korea warned that it was prepared to use its nuclear deterrent to stop the military exercises this is the latest in a series of threats from the communist nation tension between the north and the
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south have intensified recently over a report the only offer is sinking a southern warship in march. ships have been a returning to continue operations blown out all well in the gulf of mexico earlier tropical storm bonnie had forced crews to leave the area it's estimated that they do it has put back efforts to drill a relief well by up to ten days in april the deepwater horizon rig exploded causing the largest ecological disaster in u.s. history. and international landscape to science festival is taking place for the fifth time in central russia the event brings together designers and architects from around the world to exchange ideas and inspire each other to even greater achievements sorry for the want to seek inspiration. all these this installation so the hair the landscape projects first of all quite fascinating all made from
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natural materials as you pointed out the one just behind me here the sort of like structure is one of those completely made of wood and able to have people go up and look at it and get involved with but the other thing quite a few years throughout the festival we've also it's the fifth year that it's been running so there's a section of the shows all the old installation say people can come and have a look at some of the installations from the previous years and then the ones from this year as well spread out now it's got a strong environmental fame that the artists are focusing on. better to explain their artistic vision than the art themselves who can hear from now. that it's in the words of my installation it's called the temple of water the meaning. water from the drain pipes and from the we've got this water mixed in there so when we take a bath we wash ourselves and then there is water at the same time. with. projects
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called. this labyrinth is made from and supposed to reflect the. human being so you can try to go through this far away. and you drop into the piece which reflects a crisis in your life then you are supposed to get out of that and more leaving the library you feel like you've resolved the crisis in your home because architects also involved in this project lots of the installation of this actual structures another actual curator of this first of all the killer is an extremely famous russian artist he was a pioneer version of video arts and an extremely high caliber of artists not contributed to this event giving no people the chance to come and see these arts and architects concerts try and understand some of the things and just explore and have a bit of fun we've been looking around there's certainly plenty on earth so you have plenty of people to do all the installations in caracas if you're able to put them in the case go. behind me actually climb up. in the main campaign itself they have
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workshops and they have people not thanks on hand to those people in giving lectures he has learned about three hours out of the city but it's a two day event there's still plenty of time for people wishing to get of it is sunshine and have to fill it in coach it's coming down. and up next here on our t.v. nato military committee chairman says the alliance views moscow as a strong strategic partner and not a threat or an enemy watch your interview with admiral. during his visit to moscow that's coming up in just a few moments. joining
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me today. who is the chairman of the nato military committee as you may know nato was established as an alliance between countries to defend against outside threats with me today to talk about the possibilities of a future between russia and nato as well and the direction nato is taking so thank you for joining the pleasure really pleasure the first question let's get right down to it anders fogh rasmussen has called on russia to join the new anti-ballistic missile defense project now in your opinion what could make of this
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an attractive option for russia well i believe first of all that. and the alliance have a common interest to protect them and put a new threat the prove creation of a bottom of the structure and their means of delivery including ballistic missile is this is one of these threats so there is i believe in general and interest. to protect themselves from this. i also believe that the new point let's say u.s. approach so-called feast approach to missile defense is also potentially attractive because it is focused on spiral development so looking at the trip as the image which is always been one i think of the classical strong position by russian side we have to take care of the
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threat as they manage so in this progressive approach as the threat to system develops this seems to me attractive to russia but we have to be clear here the regional patootie a possibility but still it is a lot of work to pull also the allies the alliance himself is not yet decided if he's going to bargain this if you don't cooperate on a such sensitive issue if you don't trust so that's what i think should be attractive to most but we need to develop this we are not there yet we are not there yet we need also in this field strategic patience understood now nato as secretary general has mentioned that there is an increasing threat of missiles attacking europe can you specify any of these threats or is there anyone in particular that is singled out to this moment that we're worried about what is
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clear we know that the reason. generally speaking both looking for. russia and also the european aside if the land side is clearly from the south. and the reason. threat and there is certain country in the south and we know what we are talking in particular which can be a matter of a concern so. i think protection the people. of the alliance hold. russian people from a potential potential threat. it is important you mentioned unity there is cooperation now in two thousand and ten between nato and russia do you think that this cooperation is stronger than what has been in the past i think it is of the potential to become stronger because we have gone through
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a period of difficulty and when you manage it if you manage to good through the difficulty then if you resist it then. you have and you know the munition to do it so i think normally when you go through difficulty and then you emerge other difficulties then there is a much solid base for moving forward now russia's permanent representative at nato has said that there's been a certain lack of unity among the alliance members and that that was sent out the russian nato council on the subject of partnership with russia do you think that there's anyone actually trying to undermine this partnership between the alliance and moscow or is anyone trying to get in the way of this this newfound friendship now first of all. and that's a real good thing is a dear friend of mine so i can speak very frankly because with a friend who's big frank is a senator and you like to. give a touch of
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a call or two state and source time to time is calling for no i don't think so it is through we are in there to meet the russia council we are twenty nine hundred different cities and. we have four different sensitivities but in all true honesty none of the twenty nine i or none of the twenty nine certainly none of the twenty. putting obstacles is it common political sense that we have to try to work together to have a solid relation this is good for us is good for russia. and i hope we'll be able to see concrete progress in the near future now in the past a bone of contention if you will between russia and nato is nato expansion towards the east and recently ukraine has dropped its intentions to try and become
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a member of nato do you think becoming a member of nato is becoming a less attractive or do you think. what do you see on this front in the future. i would like to chill you would you say because i don't think is there any way to put it. middle is not in a. need to is an organisation of free nation willing to share together certain value and first and foremost the value free democracy they want to protect them and it was thought to be a close to the sale of. the atlantic charter which was written in one nine hundred forty nine well before the open door poised clearly said we are and. not going to. which any european member who share these values in the fleet choosing to be part of these alliance it can contribute to the to the value of the
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land is welcome so there is nothing to do with the expansion to the east to the north to south to the west we have an organisation in which any nation willing to abide to these values can look when i see any i see any european nation launch small medium and even. even very large do you think that do you ever see russia as being a member of nato at some point in time i would respond to a question with a question would you i have no i do put into may arise and because the planning that as thomas friedman said is flat and when he's fled there is no reason could and as things change who knows what the future will bring thank you very much for taking some time and speaking with us today i suppose he.
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but. wealthy british style it's time to. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy cause a report on. you're
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watching our t.v. live from moscow i'm tessera cilia bringing you the headlights a u.s. government initiative to help struggling homeowners comes under attack with three hundred thousand families still facing repossession every month. rising higher russia's prime minister saddles an iron piece that an international convention in ukraine before going on to meet the country's leadership. and report reveals that a stone women earn a.

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