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i mean here we're running out of time here any time i want to make everybody for a very spirited debate many thanks to my guest today in new york and in washington and thanks to our viewers for watching us here r.t. see you next time and remember cross talk rules. and you can. start. one.
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pilots aero psychological brush around the crude lack of experience blamed for the plane crash that killed the polish president was the official investigation into the lives this. is the world's most notorious prison once on the move to a ten year protests are held in the u.s.
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calling on president obama's a finally deliver on his promise to shut it down. when op surge of tuberculosis in the u.k. the country that's pumping huge sums to fight the white plague a broad group the label to tackle is the lawmakers spread at home. and russia may be in for yet another energy with one of its closest point out what's wrong with it's. a very warm welcome to you this is coming to you from the russian capital with me have personnel the immediate cause of the polish presidential plane crash last april was the crew's refusal to land at an alternative airfield the investigative
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committee has presented its final report on the outside in which killed the late polish leader and ninety five others and he said now we have the details. the film that was put together by the interstate aviation committee or i see demonstrates the last thirty six minutes of the flight by combining graphics with concrete recordings and one of the moments that we can take a look at. you can see that the crew was calm and confident into the end continuing their landing despite warnings from the aircraft's automated system to.
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the committee highlighted what they believe are the three main causes that led up to those final moments and ultimately the tragic accident nursed revenue and earnings of series or a failure to make a timely decision to land at a reserve airport based on multiple recommendations of our poor weather conditions at smolensk airport descending lower than the safe minimum height necessary to make a second landing attempt or failure to react properly to automatic commands those are the reasons which led to the tragic crash of the aircraft into the land and the death of those on board. now the film which you can see in full on our website archie dot com demonstrates how there was also passenger pressure on the crew to land as soon as possible in fact there's a quote from the navigator who says he'll go crazy it's being assumed that the hill he's talking about is either the polish president or the commander in chief of the polish air force who was in the cockpit and in fact it was found that he had
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alcohol in his system also the crew didn't have enough experience to land in that kind of weather so that also is believed to be one of the factors. that led to decisions or lack thereof that ultimately led to this crash there was concern from paulding from their representative to the i.o.c. from the president from prime minister donald tuesday also saying that they believe that there would be various factors involved in this crash one of them being air traffic controllers that were directing flights over that region but we spoke to experts though and one from the u.k. david letterman told us why the air traffic controllers can't be blamed controllers do not have the right to refuse pilots something that they want to attempt they can only advise them they cannot refuse them so it is surely. a misleading statement and in a lot of parts of the world it's actually wrong for the polish president to say the
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controller should have told the pilot not to learn the controller did not have the right to tell the pilot not to make an attempt now with this final report delivered we now know that a criminal investigation will be launched but so far the committee is saying that there is not a single person that can be blamed for the accident. well let's get some reaction on this report now i'm joined by the leskie a polish member of parliament and this is alaska many thanks for being with us we know we've won the war ready seen quite an emotional reaction haven't we to the draft report on the investigators with prime minister to sgt blaming russian of flight controllers and that's despite experts saying the control is did not have the right to order the crew not to land well poland do you think be prepared to accept the results of this final report. good afternoon.
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as a matter of fact the. prime minister to skip did not motions they did reflect . very cool analysis stated that there were two sites on the polish side to there were organizers those who conducted the flies including pilots but they were also who were responsible for secure lending of the airplane in securing the airport namely the air traffic controllers so we've got the information the analysis of the first analysis and that was confirmed during today's press conference of them i don't you know just information about the polish side. and we have not got anything about. the. controllers behavior so one part
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of the question is not so far is it possible do you think that politicians might be prepared to say sacrifice the truth about the tragedy in order to school internal political points that have. no of course not because the truth is the most important for us. as a matter of fact this information presented by my mother dina. i think in more than ninety five per cent were known to the polish public opinion and so the first of all to polish experts so we were not surprised what is really important is just to get to know what happened in. traffic. control during the landing of the plane then we will know the
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truth and definitely it is the interest of all poles and all russians interested. in this. plane crash resumes the two nations we did in a grief over the tragedy in and now off to all the t.'s are crossed and the i's dotted will russia and poland do you think be able to move forward with their relations. could you sir repeat because the connection was not known to me i apologize for the connection do you think that russia and poland would be able to to move forward in their relations now that this final report has been released. i very much hope however i understand that. this press conference and this final report concludes certain pinter certain parts of chicago convention. which was the base and which is the base for our cooperation
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however definitely. we will have to search for the truth of questions. regarding this part of controller of speech. and they hold this. in stages of. investigation for example russian prosecutors. will go to so i really hope we will move far as there are but first of all we have to wait for the. experts evolution of the reports from the report of one of my dogs to the russian community and then. having more information from the experts. discuss far as there are steps such as the most important we should wait for the polish experts are actually. asking many thanks for they still thought was. polish
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member of the european parliament speaking to us there. well the most tories the prison of the twenty first century the guantanamo bay detention center run by the u.s. in cuba has ended its ten year it's still holding inmates despite president obama's election promise to close it all the prison has become synonymous with human rights abuses and. reports cuba is far from happy at how the america's dirty work carried out on its soil. it's a place forever immortalized by images of torture known by its abbreviation get no america's notorious detention facility in guantanamo bay cuba has been the source of world condemnation where abuse lack of legal recourse and indefinite detention is the norm it's also been the subject of decades of strife with cuban authorities who argue the forty five square mile military base violates cuban sovereignty and
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amounts to a military occupation the to greenland under which u.s. has to be on cuban soil kuantan ammonia let's hear it taste from earlier earliest years of the twentieth century the plot amendment was imposed following the u.s. occupation of cuba after the spanish-american war in one thousand nine hundred three it was extracted from the den tube and government under under threat under duress and in clear contravention of international laws like the vienna convention the us government threatened to continue its occupation of cuba unless cuban authorities agreed to lease the land for america's military base indefinitely or for as long as it paid the cubans its yearly runs after the cuban revolution swept the island nation one nine hundred sixty its revolutionary leader fidel castro cashed only one check and he insists it was an accident no checks have been cashed
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sense and protest no such as he would never be signed today no such treaty signed today would never be internationally recognized the united states. will hunt down. and punish those responsible after nine eleven the bush administration swiftly turned a military base into a detention facility declassified documents show the u.s. government used cuban soil to invade national and international law to interrogate terror suspects strategy during a debate as the forum is convenient you can't ship to cuba and never bring them to the u.s. mainland and they are going to live there for ever in a state of legal limbo most of the remaining one hundred seventy three prisoners at guantanamo bay have been detained there since the facility opened nine years ago awaiting a trial that afternoon president obama recently signed away his right to bring detainees to u.s.
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soil making it unlikely that any of them will see a trial or freedom any time soon some argue the u.s. violates cuba sovereignty for this reason because this is the only latin american country for the past over this past fifty years has said you know then you straight to the eye of the american government or as they would say the american empire a country cubans believe should give rights to its detainees and give back the land that's right believe there is to have this our t. washington d.c. . human rights groups have held a rally at the white house calling for guantanamo bay prison to be closed they must represent the one hundred seventy three men still being held captive aussies christine found out was that. they call themselves the anti torture there with a group called witness against torture and made its yearly pilgrimage here to
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washington d.c. to bring attention to the fact that the detention facility at guantanamo bay is still open there are in fact one hundred seventy three men still detained there and they're represented by people here in jumps you know they started the rally in front of the white house the home of u.s. president barack obama who started off his presidency with a pledge to close down the detention facility at guantanamo bay and yet two years later it is still open and nearly fifty of those one hundred seventy three men inside are considered too dangerous to release but too difficult to prosecute so what that they stay until they die although they've come out here for the last several years there is a slight change this year to the prison uniform many here are wearing stickers with the image of private first class bradley manning he's accused of leaking those secret documents to whistleblower website wiki leaks he's being held in solitary confinement we hasn't been charged and
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a lot of people here say this is torture in the same way that the prisoners being held at guantanamo bay are also tortured reporting in washington christine for sound are today. well colonel morris davis a former chief prosecutor says he decided to walk out on his job because the u.s. military justice system is the critical disagreements he faces my policy for two years had been we would not use any evidence obtained by waterboarding or any of the other enhanced interrogation techniques were building the cases independent of anything the detainees said while they were being tortured suddenly i knew officials appointed above me that said look president bush said we don't torture and if he said we don't then who are you to question the president so you should be using that information to prosecute these people and that's when i said enough's enough it's been a real disappointment for me with the obama administration you know he said in january of two thousand and nine within one year will close guantanamo that was two years ago so he made some backbone as well to stand up to congress and tell him
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that he's the executive that is his decision and to wrap this problem up it's been nine years which is just far too long there are one hundred seventy three men act one ton of you may have seen recently as secretary of state hillary clinton criticize the russians for prosecuting the yukos executive for a second time he's been in court twice you've got one hundred seventy three minute guantanamo they've been there for nine years that have never set foot in a courtroom so we're hypocrites you know to condemn others for upholding the rule of law maybe not the way we would but we've got one hundred seventy three people that we have to an opportunity to plead their case. but of course you can always check out more on the current debates around guantanamo bay prison the website solti dot com and here's what's online few rolling now well it's easy to come from . the detention center with human rights lawyer cool need bush who says that true
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techniques only do real majority of inmates. bailable online or right now. very well the news on the web site find out why the fifty thousand designs the kids will be left to live in the u.k. and what it actually means the security of the country under europe as a home. ok let's stay in europe now portugal's breathing a faint sun i've really evolved to raising over one and the whole thing a billion dollars in its yearly bond but it comes at a price for the investors demanding high interest rates for risking their money and the debt strained country it's been seen as a test of whether. your resume bailout like it struggling currency partners greece
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and ireland all dollars of market is the political find. says portugal good place much better with its problems if it wasn't. today portugal is totally trapped by the situation. if we if portugal were not in the union the country would simply devaluate in order to gain some time in to reorganize to the economy with the current parity for all for you it is almost impossible. to put the country go on the path of growth this is the problem we cannot solve by . funding portugal who is probably needs a more fundamental treatment and i don't know where this treatment can be given within the eurozone but later this hour we'll talk to a british hero and he says no matter how hard the eurozone paddles to stay afloat the prospects. i think person i think the euro will collapse and
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soon i think it could be generally february could collapse its always been a political project and that is dangerous because you cannot throw billions or hundreds of billions even after a political project that the markets aren't interested they see through it they will bring it out and that's what's going to happen you cannot push water uphill you can't make pigs fly and you cannot force all these countries and economies together and force them into this this euro it doesn't work. this is known as the disease of poverty and was widespread in europe in the nineteenth century but in u.k. it's all wrong again as the country has been named your tepee capital and one of the u.k.'s one of the world's major aid providers to fight the disease there are fears it won't be able to tackle martin nor am it report. it's
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a fatal illness most common in the victorian era as a result of badly ventilated damp living conditions but tuberculosis is alive and kicking in twenty first century london a recent study shows tb has hit a thirty year high in the u.k. with more the nine thousand cases diagnosed annually the reasons for this increase is largely due to the number of people who arrive in the u.k. with infection tb infection who usually would have acquired the disease because of their association of having lived in a country with a high incidence of t.v. . and also because of travel to to those countries britain has become known as the tb capital of europe pull some of felt from tb alerts which aims to draw attention to the threat of tuberculosis thinks that's a bit strong but still it is the one country in western europe where the numbers
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are continuing to rise it can affect everybody but most commonly it affects people who are poor and that's to do with paralyzing when you. close proximity of live poor immune system and so on it's a shocking indictment of the way poor people live in the u.k. particularly those who originally come from abroad but unlike in other countries where tb is a problem in the u.k. it's no longer limited to the poor or those with chaotic lifestyles stemming from drug or alcohol abuse or homelessness sharma pereira is a middle class journalist. has lived in the u.k. since childhood she was ill for five years weaken tired with debilitating night sweats before doctors finally diagnosed tuberculosis deep in my heart i knew something was wrong i stopped working i stopped doing all the things that i normally do a movie of all of energy. but i've become a sort of roll of the tired grumpy middle aged woman doctors aren't sure where
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pereira picked up the illness but say she could just have been standing next to the wrong person on london's public transport network i was so ashamed because tb to me maybe because i come from sri lanka originally was a disease of poverty and it's. not deliberate but a lack of cleanliness a lack of hygiene in iran due. to me. it was consumption it was what mimi dies over in la. it was what it was to do with sort of darkness it was d.h. lawrence it was not comfortable me in my nice little move west london home pereira now has to take antibiotics for six months and will then be well statistically she's much more likely to take the whole course of treatment than someone poverty stricken or addicted to drugs or alcohol not finishing treatment leads to drug resistant tuberculosis already on the rise in the u.k.
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in the late one nine hundred eighty s. the us had a similar cases of tuberculosis the way they solved that problem was by pumping vast sums of money into it ironically the u.k. is one of the world's largest foreign aid with huge investments in fighting tb abroad but in austerity hit britain it's unclear whether the money will be available to stop the spread of the disease. or abbott's r.t. london. now out of a major headlines from around the world. a suicide bomb blast capital ball has left a dead and over thirty six others injured the attack is said to happen why is he a motorbike with no arms alongside a bass carrying afghan intelligence offices the taliban has claimed responsibility for will be attack demonstrating its resilience in the face of the last years that nato troops are. reason istanbul have arrested
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a turkish surgeon suspected of carrying out dozens of operations for a course of it all going to translocate greying the fifty three year old doctor is among at least none i know of is indicted in the case the group of poles promises of mali to entice impoverished people to give up their organs a separate investigation recently imply because of a prime minister has turned she was directly involved in organ trafficking cheering at the nine hundred ninety s. . she is marking the one year anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated the country for two hundred thousand people lost their lives and more than a million also still homeless the country's president led the ceremony which is now that the site of a mass grave former u.s. president bill clinton attended the commemorations in truth and we could structure in efforts a large part of which is overseeing. ok let's cross over
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to the business desk now where dimitris standing by to give us all the latest send it to me three. dispute that may be a rising between russia and then are all about to have a could have put actually russian oil produces a hole to deliveries already well pricing negotiations are dragging on between the two countries but companies want to raise the price of oil off to minsk said it would be hiking transit tariffs for oil deliveries to europe not only have all of us more. mosco and failed to reach a new oil price agreement and that resulted in a halt in russian oil sales tool ballard was. demanding to increase the oil price for forty five dollars per tonne that comes to men announced twelve and a half percent tariff rise on a russian oil transits to you are now russia exports about twenty million tons of crude to balad rose annually minsky refined exports most of it to you were at much
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higher price that resulted in russia introducing expo duties on its wealth for the routes last year and agreed to only on condition that we turned. the russian oil. deposit interest rates are continuing to decline in russia people are adding to their bank savings the interest rate among the country's top this is now eight point two five percent on average bank deposits groups of more than two hundred ninety billion dollars last year russia's ten largest lenders are holding seventeen percent of all deposits sort of out of the markets now starting with europe european stock markets a high after portugal succeeded in getting a keenly awaited debt option away in the u.s. futures are looking positive also shares in parent among the strongest performances
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are rising three point five percent after us announced an order for one hundred eighteen new jets from indian budget carrier indigo h.s.b.c. continues its winning streak taken from tuesday its shares are up three point two percent citigroup lifted the group's rating on the stock to boy from board. here in russia reality is that my stocks are continuing to rally support about gains in europe and this will price indices have jumped around three percent all in all this week and the so expecting this trend to continue although short term correction could follow rules gazprom is burbank of both bouncing back after a sell off on tuesday in the most blue chips are rising take a look at that in more detail telecom has jumped over eleven percent on the my sex as a good letter goes and a raise broke offer to exchange that ten percent stakes in national telecommunications shares and the price of oil continues to advance helping producers rosneft is among the leaders and is gaining two point seven percent this elnora's nickel as we turned to pre-crisis.

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