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elections as threats so more violence from the taliban forced many voters stay away . whatever russia's most wanted terror suspects arrested and released in warsaw await supports decision on his extradition. and find out what dangers lie at the bottom of the baltic sea she reveals the world war two relics still holds and probably. eleven am in the russian capital good to have you with us here on r t our top story parliamentary elections in afghanistan have been marred by militant attacks and threats of more violence from the taliban several people are reported killed in separate incidents across the country while the while there have also been a rocket attacks in both cowboy and jalalabad artie's paulus leader has the latest
from the afghan capital. well since the polling stations opened in the early hours of this morning a grim picture here in afghanistan in terms of security it was a massive explosion here in the capital city of kabul hours before those first stations opened no reports of injuries we're also hearing no reports of injuries regarding the rocket attacks in the south in the city of kandahar and there has also been a direct hit on a polling station in the east in jalalabad we are now hearing in the reports of a rocket attack in the north we're hearing that one person there has been killed but as of yet we've been unable to confirm this so certainly a grim picture in several provinces around the country and this is just a few hours after the potence station is opened tens of thousands of afghan police and security forces are in the streets manning those polling stations they are back to what i said the foreign forces drove past several polling stations here in kabul you can osha's this heavy security presence there are certainly a lot more roadblocks then there were for example yesterday but this is here in the
city when you move further into the rural areas and we're talking here of some four thousand rural villages where polling stations are trying to run smoothly today there are threats by the taliban and insurgency groups will play a bigger role among the first people to cast his ballot today was president karzai he urged afghans to come out and have they say we're also hearing from an independent electoral commission they say that the paper ations for this election have been more efficient and then they were last year during the presidential election that was marred by reports in allegations of mess of food and the two main concerns of these elections are that fraud and security already twenty four people had to be revealed in election related violence in the run up to these elections i looked at the phenomenon of security and what impact it would have on afghans in the following report the symbol of the afghan election more than a quarter of a million afghan police to protect those brave enough to defy the taliban we ourselves have received e-mails from the taliban saying that they planned attacks.
countrywide on the on the day of the vote and that they are targeting both voters and election workers it's nothing new even in the last election the taliban did not kill anybody. but what do you do you want to beat him if you were around it up he would insult those parliamentary elections were held five years ago and they brought to power former warlords and their followers but if mitt had been excited to take part now he's just grateful to be alive. i went with my family to an election station when we got there there were people with guns they wanted us to vote for their person they said if you don't vote for us we will hurt you we could see who we voted for and when they realized it was for someone else very badly. and here is one of those voting stations as you can see armed gunmen at the entrance who are these people are going to leave the security area because why just how
dangerous game again. sometimes it will be. are you going to be very same you know . because i don't trust anybody and seven in ten afghans agree they'll be staying away when he could go back to the age this and which still exist and the. finger will not go in ninety two hours will not go away so people will think that the good guys at least twenty four people including four candidates have already been killed in one of the election related violence politicians campaigners and candidates have also been kidnapped a thousand of the nearly seven thousand voting stations will not open their doors if you cannot make secure. for one day a lot of question. when there is fifty thousand four. hundred or six of those and.
these former fighters are among the few who feel safe enough to brave the. on election day. i have to accept the violence and voting for my future. so the fight now is for real political change but it seems that most afghans are so disillusioned in their politicians they feel the battles are not worth the risk of stepping foot outside their home on saturday so what people will be looking at today is whether or not the government together with its international backers is in fact able to stop all the threats coming from organizations such as the taliban most afghans do believe in the electoral process i mean these are the filthy elections that have been held in this country since the fall of the taliban back in two thousand and one they do believe that these elections are a way to keep checks on the almost seemingly limitless power of president karzai administration and also the reports of corruption that come out of that administration but there is a lot of apathy there is also a lot of pessimism in terms of what has been achieved since the last parliamentary
elections five years ago there are two hundred forty nine seats that people are voting for there are more than three thousand candidates standing there are a number of seats that have been specifically reserved for women twenty five seats there are three hundred women standing so that is also one of the focuses of this election a chance to empower women here in afghanistan but security remain a number one console and more than one thousand out of six thousand eight hundred polling stations have been forced to keep their doors closed because of security concerns stay with us here on our t.v. still ahead we hit the campaign trail for the u.s. midterm election. by the time i am already in more than fifteen years at these big names there and everywhere and what america can be in the band a marriage ring god i can. find out what values sonny u.s. voters put at the top of the west in times of crisis is coming your way in a few moments. one of russia's most wanted terrorist suspects who was detained in
poland on friday on an international arrest warrant has been released in the next few days the court will determine whether ahmed should be extradited to russia when moscow's demand to turn him over are to his alexei or she has to follow has been following developments in warsaw. walked out of this very building the warsaw is district court late on friday night after the court decided that it cannot keep in detention any longer the court justified this decision saying that. has a political refugee status in the u.k. and this status applies to the whole of the european union and that's why as a kind of had to be released it is really hard to say now whether this decision was somehow influenced by his lawyers any kind of bail but what we've heard from the officials in the court is that had to be released because of his political refugee status now i'd like to remind two of you is that one of russia's wanted terror
suspects was detained in warsaw early on friday morning after he came here to attend the third old world congress of the chechen people and as long as it has an international arrest warrant issued on him he is wanted by the interpol he was detained in a war cell for questioning in the local prosecutor's office now they have been lots of comments coming from the officials in poland concerning the fate of the concerning concerning whether he would be extradited to russia including comments from the country's prime minister don't. going to the prosecutor general tells me they have no choice but to start extradition procedures but these procedures do not mean an instant extradition and the russian side shouldn't necessarily hope for a decision that will satisfy the media is now speculating here in poland where the can leave the country as we heard from the representative of the district court in war so that is free to leave the country we know that he is now attending the
congress of the chechen people obviously the mission which he came here for and we still expecting any news whatsoever on the whether he will be extradited or not and whether he can leave the country or not it's been a tough battle for moscow to persuade other countries that must be extradited since . was granted political asylum in the u.k. and at the same time he was placed on the most wanted list in russia he is accused of atrocities in the north caucasus region including many different horrible things terror attacks in the caucasus region including a terror attack in moscow is the theater siege the nord-ost theater siege which took place in moscow believes that as a cry of has his involvement in that attack as well he is good friends with buddies because of another person who is wanted in russia for money laundering and fraud and ever since the these two were placed on most wanted list by moscow russia has been trying to persuade the u.k. for these two to be extradited but so far these attempts have been futile and both
remain in political asylum an asylum in the u.k. indeed this situation when he was detained in poland is the closest so far most school has got to getting back to russia and holding trial over him but this story is yet unclear and whether he will be extradited to moscow is still unclear. for more insight on this i'm joined in the studio by sergei stroke a political analyst from the commerce newspaper thanks very much for joining me so the court is going to rule in a few days whether or not we'll be extradited what do you think their judgments going to be what i think that despite current approach men and russian polish relations and despite for us a strong pledge pledges to extradite him i don't think that we expect him to come back to russia i personally would be very surprised if he's extradited for simple reason that still this is a very politically charged issue. as you understand to.
really believe they also have the only beauticians that they have. and they can go too far and so i see of this as a sort of cat and mouse game all the north i think he would not. and so on as a coyote has been under political or seeking political asylum he's got it in the u.k. since two thousand and three and he was warned before he went to poland that he might be arrested if he showed up there and he stuck his neck out and went ahead and did it anyway why do you think that he did that. while they were conflicting reports some said that he's not informed that he might be arrested but i think the reason is that he simply understood that port authorities had no guts just to arrest him and to send him to russia and in fact it was proved yes the do import of prime minister said that russia should not go to fly meet expectations. so we've heard
previously from some analysts that this could be a provocation of sorts to sour relations between russia and poland what's your take on that or well let me start by saying that the chairman of this rebel movement isn't bill drums and they need to meet somewhere so i don't think it's appropriate to speak about and deliberate provocations they from time to time they have to. do just to show that still they are they are remaining as a movement though they're secure group but. you can't mention the one very important piece here for russian polish relations and definitely i think this is. a moment of truth for our relations moment just to see how much of this relations and let me emphasize that while asking poorly side just through to sounds like i have to moscow we we make it ourselves clear that he's not going to go until now much he's not going to face kind of reports of course what he's facing this those
are very serious accusations but definitely he would be entitled to the best lawyer and the case would be fully transparent and it would come under close scrutiny of international community of international human rights activists so i don't understand why it's such a big fuss over this. right he can go to russia can be extradited all right well thanks very much for your analysis sergei stroke on from congress on newspaper thank you. the u.s. is preparing for a mid-term elections against a background of more grim news this week for the economy but on the campaign trail for some parties it's not finance but family values that should be the priority artie's christina has been following the conservative values voter summit. they say they came to take america back it isn't our values our shared timeless values that have changed is that it's our leaders that have changed. in campaign like speeches they criticized among other things president obama the white
house tries to argue that their stimulus has helped. that's a bit like saying that squirting water from a garden hose helps put out a forest fire one day after staggering numbers were released from the u.s. census bureau showing a more than fourteen percent increase of those living below the poverty line powerful organizations and big name politicians came out to spread this message you cannot divorce the social issues from the fiscal and financial issues so just what are these pressing social issues like anything else everything's great help if you are you know very. first one organization says marriage in america is under attack but marriage is a fundamental right but there is not a fundamental right to marry whoever you want our government our policies have always regulated who you marry or who you may not know the national organization of marriage wants to keep it that way in other words no gay marriage and speaking of
gays tradition family and property works to keep them out of the military when you fight for freedom shouldn't you also want to have freedom. obviously we have we have to fight for freedom and freedom does not mean license to do whatever you want these issues so important to the masses here a new lobbying group has been formed its aim is that republican elected officials to get them to put social issues back at the top of their agenda these are elected officials they were sent to washington to represent the people in their districts and their states many of these people the bottom line is they can't pay their mortgage they don't have a job shouldn't that be the number one focus the thing is is that the issue of the middle class that's the main issue at stake here the middle class has a number of priorities it's the main class that is the emphasis for social issues well you heard it here first the middle class cares most about social issues a month there is one issue even more important to the participants here god hala
avalanche from an almighty god and then god. teamsters upon the individual power and then the individual in turn each confirms up portion of that power on the government reserving all the remainder of the power to themselves for the last two years the most down the conservative movement have come from the tea party key which stands for enough already but here are the voters values on it perhaps a turning point that things are changing that despite an all time high in poverty in more than fifty years that these big name conservative leaders say what america needs is to ban gay marriage to bring god back into your reporting in washington d.c. right now our team. if you were to go fishing in the baltic sea you might be surprised by what you real and thousands of world war two era mines and missiles remain on
the seabed and they are still considered a threat artie's accidentally hunch over reports on the efforts to make the area safe. cold word but determined to do or does a man on a mission and that mission is to monitor the state of all german munitions. meeting with merchant got visibilities load just a couple of meters their missiles every web somewhere in boxes and tightly packed together the boat could be from world war two it's wrecked some shells actually laying on the seabed but. one and a half kilometers of shore seventeen meters underwater and turned suddenly sile still on board this german ship is just one of the many reminders a world war two in the baltics the russian emergences ministry list some was ninety underwater hotspots in this area alone but only a few have been checked subtly little of which you know personally these missiles are very dangerous there are none that have rusted away and become homeless on the
contrary some of that we take out here in very good working condition when you. say some can ship is on the russian emergences minister to do list but with money tight and bureaucracy lawn and complicated it's not something that can be done quickly and while they wait local fishermen feel the weapons will still get their chance to fulfill their deadly role boats have been known to return to port with all torpedoes in their nets captain valeri or motion knows only too well the dangers he says they deeply and that goes the bigger the trouble it can bring out. once a fisherman from our village at thirty six missiles in his net he was fishing near it on cape and broke the multiple t's they put all the missiles right on the deck what else could you do though relatively small in size the baltics is the most densely mined area with around one hundred fifty some of the new nations to bear it there the clock is ticking louder now as time and seawater are against the residents of policies area could be of help by
a sudden explosion unless the urgent measures are taken to sound like a troll or are. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe the united nations has launched an appeal for an additional one point five billion dollars to help pakistan recover from july's floods the worst ever to hit the country the money's needed to help the millions of people affected and prevent the crisis from worsening floodwaters are still moving across the country making more people homeless. drill boring a rescue hole has finally reached the thirty three trapped chilean miners stuck underground since early august the government says that if all goes according to plan then the miners could be freed by early november they were trapped when the main access tunnel to the san jose copper and gold mine collapsed tributes have been paid to the men in the capital of santiago chile marks the two hundredth anniversary of its independence from spain. thousands of people in the indian
kashmir have defied an indefinite curfew and marched in the funeral procession of a protester who was shot by police the entire valley has been under around the clock curfew for six days india has sent troops to kashmir on friday authorizing angry separatist protests in the region anti india sentiments and indeed that minister in kashmir where nearly a hundred protesters have died since tuesday. the deadly tropical storm is heading toward central mexico bringing with it the threat of more rains and floods two people were killed when the first major hurricane in the atlantic season struck the mexican coast nine people have been killed and more than eighty thousand people had their homes damaged in severe flooding in the south in southern mexico over the last month. yulia bokova joins us next with all the latest from the world of business stay with us here on r.t. .
that's right time to have a look at the world of business innovation partnership took knology these are the key themes of the international investment for which is into its second day the forum has attracted over six thousand business representatives from russia and other countries and we continue to bring you the top speakers and issues from source which is also hosting the twenty fourteen winter olympics. now i'm joined live by business archie is nicholas bull who is at the forum hello nic thank you for joining us so what's the latest. well then on the form which will keep us alive it's been one of the biggest subjects but it's so much what with b.h.p. billiton holmes a hostile bid for potash coal and here in russia google colley looks set to merge
will civil unions create a new national champion to find out what all the fuss is about i'm joined by. dimitri also paul who's the c.e.o. of google care which is one of the biggest producers of not just in the falsified phosphate laws in russia thank you for joining thank you so why fertilizer at the moment water is so what makes it so popular. it's very important sort of political as a sort of there's more and more crops probably you know that they released so there's a huge demand for federalizes because we need more a microbe to satisfy the needs to supply such as i think all football for the glacial period. but that doesn't quite explain the boy what i'm up is what so touched up i mean it goes for the food. over the next thirty years so how do you see growth whether of the population on the earth he's growing up just like you can imagine that's assaulting me or grow up to some kind of exponential growth so that
means that we should i mean the whole industry should produce more and more flies to satisfy all these. you know given the interest your company was supposed to have an i.q. this spring in london yet you have to postpone the point was. we decided to postpone oh i hear they say protocol so of greece for actually we. probably seven or ten russian companies are going to decided to go for i feel certain that science has since we're going to know it was to go so all this talk of us with greece correction nobody knows. sure there is no collapse your approach so we. fortunately it's closer or time for us to go for it though so we decided. to sell our shares so i mean a price. to get across the possible to profitable storage and more helpful to them when do you hope that we. don't depend only on our grocery aisle companies already
right here we depend on because. mark very kind of made certain that if investors are comfortable with you they believe that the market is growing but it's so time that citroen or we will consider this option to go forward here once again to see that we have time to thank you very much indeed for joining me to zero zero zero zero have. are two. parties that nicholas pull thank you very much for this indeed . paul and nicholas fool has already mentioned the investment forum has already been a success with a number of business deals being signed let me just briefly tell you what they are russia's crescent region has signed contracts with both russian and foreign investors tensioning five point three billion dollars odjick a three match zero cash and carry it were also a bank more among those willing to participate in the region's development volkswagen is currently in talks with the russians come a could cost and plans to take a final decision on hope rating with the zero to move to engineering group by the
end of this year. and the oil sector is well represented at the source chain fastened form they had overall snapped spoke exclusively to r.t. . there should be we've reached a consensus with our main creditors speer bank and green co they downsize their new interest from twelve percent to eight and they expect that not tobe or will start working with the new rates that will free up a lot of money up to two hundred million dollars this money will be used to the still license agreements still development capital investments and buying new assets that will help the company to improve its output and to stabilize its financial condition. that representative of one top company which flew into such a is the head of commercial jets for boeing he thinks there will be enough to months to sell one thousand jets on the russian market over the next two decades but if you look at the russia a big country
a lot of space to cover you would get airplay traffic grows about whether to have time keeping is that you can produce you'll see more traffic more traffic drive more airplanes i think the other thing that will drive the need is the fact that there are a lot of airplanes simply they have to be replaced that's how we come up with the number thousand or. a quick look at home the russian markets where ferry on friday in the my six one mixed up the close the r.t.s. was trading marginally in the black and white six minutes down points nine percent chance of photos gold put down more than two percent up to russia's biggest producer released its first top net profits of one hundred five billion dollars that's down moving thirty percent on the same period of last year. it was a quite a week for the markets but they still managed to trade slightly higher i have seen metropole seen analyst gave us his news. show this week.