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term exposure. to. serbia let's use available in that region see they are going to. the government rallies to go out egypt protesters are uniting behind a new figure chief of the international atomic wants. but very few egypt and is no mohamed el baradei raising questions of who is and who's behind him join me for an update in a few moments. so the mystery of the missing mayor ukrainians are searching for their capitals top official who hasn't been seen in public for six months and. uganda is actually the center piece of american history but is deadly shooting sprees continue on america's streets many are once again raising the debate over the need for tougher gun control.
at seven pm in moscow this is archie coming to you live thanks for being with us first up this hour the egyptian opposition has come together as a united force after six days of bloody anti-government riots the x. chief of the international atomic agency mohamed el baradei is now negotiating on behalf of opposition groups and internationally popular candidate he's viewed as the man who could oust president hosni mubarak. has the latest from. the appointment of mohamed el baradei as the opposition leader here is an interesting choice because most egyptians where you don't know him he has his fame much more on the international stage now what is remarkable is that he's managed to bring together that very opposing views here in egypt. particularly with aaron here to
the muslim brotherhood which has been awkward in egypt for its extremist views now but today is a secular man and he will be a choice that's very much will be supported by the united states and by other western powers he has in the past avoided direct confrontation with the egyptian government and at the same time he has been criticized by some for simply not being a good enough leader what is interesting though is that he is calling for regime change but he himself has not been in egypt for the past three decades he was the head of the international atomic energy agency for some eleven years and then he was criticized for the way he dealt with the iranian nuclear issue he was also criticized by some of his colleagues for being self-righteous and every gun and the curfew went into effect but like we saw yesterday and in previous days the something does not make any difference to protesters out on the streets and they've been arriving by the thousands that say here we square in downtown cairo now they are all calling for a general strike they're also calling for
a million man march to begin tomorrow choose day and if they get the figures that they're going to support him they will get the numbers that will turn up will be more than what we saw last friday on the streets of cairo during that day of rage now some analysts fear that this could lead to violence and that the protests could escalate from tomorrow having said that though the army here is still very much in control the police are nowhere to be seen and the army for their side has been racing protesters in and out of here we square that we have been hearing reports of they've set up barricades on the outskirts of the city to stop traffic from entering and leaving cairo we're also hearing reports of people despite the trying to find supermarkets where they can stock up on goods that those businesses if not all businesses are closed the egyptian president hosni mubarak appointed a new interior minister now think is a retired general and he has very much the backing of the background and the support of mubarak as have the other to appoint. it's the that of the vice
president and that of the prime minister in recent days so interruptions are not really in any way satisfied with what is being made on a government level about this announcing his new cabinet his new government and most of the ministers there are the same so with this kind of standoff showing neither side actually prepared to meet halfway people here really are saying that it can only result in violence it can only escalate in the coming hours and the coming days. first he sent in his army then he reshuffled the government next came the air force. people's voices here are loud but they've been drowned out by if sixteen's a mic twenty one's trying of a head mubarak is not going down without a feisty. sank you or mr obama this is your friend as opposed to barack this is your friend and the american involvement reminiscent of earlier revolutions in eastern europe. no question about it what happened in georgia with the orange
revolution of the rose revolution and join. in with the orange revolution two thousand and three two thousand and four was part of a long term strategy orchestrated by the pentagon the state department and various us financed n.g.o.s like freedom house and national endowment for democracy and like those early revolutions people mobilized around a common goal abdel nur came all the way from us one to get rid of a dictator it's right to beat us with the police he feel it's right to beat us was army the russians must admit a bus is an engineer qualified and jobless but he says he can't find work because of corruption we can't find jobs he paid one is inside the company sixty so isn't egyptian boat so you can walk is a company and as a result in europe they can most people want to go to italy want to go to greece want to go to england so people in egypt want to leave this country because they
are very frustrated and they are looking for better life for a better future and for us that means mass immigration and the problems that come with it may cause shared lives abroad but got caught up in the violence on a trip back home i don't think that this is that there's enough momentum at the moment that people just continue to just go out and protest until something is done and i think people are just fed up the casualties keep climbing young faces victims of an aging regime. mohammed elsie by was with his cousin when he was shot did he took a bullet. in his head. the last word he said before he got here was. both. may go for ever but whether that protecting will be with or without president mubarak is still unclear nighttime in cairo brings with it the fear of lawlessness the fear of
on the gangs that are literally controlling the highways walking the streets and trying to break into people's homes and as we've seen in previous nights people before me what can be called neighborhood watch groups using kitchen knives and sticks and anything that they can get their hands on to protect their property are reporting there from cairo she continues to monitor the situation and we'll keep you up to date on what's happening in egypt. three million frustrated ukrainians living in the capital kiev are looking for just one map the mystery surrounding their missing mayor the eccentric leader need to know that ski deepens this absence from public life and a six month even the prime minister's demanded to know his whereabouts are just election year so it's going vesta gate's the disappearance of the city chief. many if agree that over the past six months ukraine's capital has become a bad place to live but locals are bewildered as to who should take the credit as
the man in charge of the city has gone missing. the mayor i am definitely. in five years as city stop dog he has been a journalist delight from singing at a press conference. taking a dive in front of cameras to prove he was mentally sane the eccentricity of kiev smellier earned him the nickname spaceman among locals yes i am a spaceman absolutely true if he had gone to space it might at least explain the mystery of where he actually is that's because the last time should not be askew was seen in public was almost six months ago it is troubling not just ordinary citizens but those at the very top as well. as the authorities defined in tell him
that the people of kiev miss him and want him to return to work. after an avalanche of criticism was dumped in gives mayor following a devastating winter in two thousand and nine the city's snow clearing gear was overhauled by the government. kept he supposed but the real man running affairs is thought to be the city hall of ministration boss alexander. but he's giving nothing away about the mystery man a. villa looks deserted only his mother in law was captured by our camera security guards say they have not seen its principal resident for quite a while. i saw him. in his. post. this whether it is from a luxury. resort in france or italy or somewhere else the location of where exactly and each year maybe it's q.
runs the city from remains unclear but with the prime minister inquiring for his whereabouts the long vacation could soon be cut short for key of some a year looks your share of ski reporting from key if you crane. coming up later in the program here in r.t. afghanistan's battle for the galaxy as president as i can greens in the parliament will look at what needs to be done to form of the jet and the political power base and the contrary. and when this native american man moved to a remote russian village he caused quite a stir among the locals to find out what the order him thousands of miles away from the us that's coming up in just a few moments. but first following the race and shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords americans are once again torn over their right to bear arms critics say although part of the constitution gun ownership has become an obsession in a country with almost as many private weapons as people are just more less start
reports. unlike many other countries in the united states guns can be found everywhere from retail stores this particular want to six hundred dollars springfield eckstein forty five to rally it's a river ten twenty two it's a busy eighty two there you see the hands of politicians running for office time endorsing john miller because he gives a rip about alabama and i better not care to new thoughts a criminal if they do charge so many readily cite the country's second amendment that allows for this right to bear arms the vast majority of level headed americans was a constitutional right and as such they probably don't have a problem with it. but with a population of three hundred seven million people and roughly three hundred million firearms owned by civilians in the united states what's a constitutional right if it were not there by some sixty two because i have sessions in the twenty first century. thing that people do in the urban areas the
machine guns and the forty seven and so on is it buster of an obsession that can't be ignored considering the recent acts of gun violence and the ease of access to firearms so in the united states for the average citizen like myself to purchase a gun i need to go through a background check with the federal government looking for anything from criminal history to mental illness and if i pass that you get anything from a handgun like you see here to a semiautomatic weapon which these are over here and even an automatic weapon like a machine gun for their. semiautomatic weapons like those you see here in the catskill mountains of new york quite jewish americans are going there firing off their second amendment rights to guard against the threat of terrorism we need to express those rights we need to own weapons we need to protect ourselves and
guns like you see on the hips of store owners from just near the nation's. capital . with southern town where gun ownership is actually mandatory in the south a gun is just part of the household just like a hammer is in the toolbox. a tool a sporting goods a means of self-defense or murder however you describe it in the gun owners say it's more than a firearm it's a symbol an essential skill american culture and identity coming from men stemming from a revolution. to cowboys to any of that kind of thing i mean the gun is actually a centerpiece of american history. a piece of history that critics say continues to warn the country where it is a percentage of people i know and i should say they were which way is there but there is a go maybe five to ten percent but if you're right about ten percent of the airplanes are. very dangerous for the social peace of the nation i guess laura mr
r.t. and chamber another washington d.c. . the free speech activist has been on trial in denmark over critical remarks he made about islam has been a quote it was had a guard the president of the danish repressive society could have faced up to two years in prison if found guilty the activist was prosecuted after his comments about domestic violence within the islamic sandwich culture although he later admitted his claims weren't any of the entire muslim population donor support is refused to drop the case i had of the verdict our team managed to speak to lars had a card he told us the problems created by multiculturalism in europe can only be solved by speaking openly about them it seems to these days that anyone who stands up against. the ruling ideology is chocolate and. it stands to be dragged in front of a of course the policies failed and failed. i'm
a free speech because i don't have the solutions. to each of those problems created by our politicians i can only say one thing the predict received for even being able to solve the problems is that we mean change free speech because without for your speech there is not a challenge in hill could ever sold any problems in the country. more on what laura's had a guard has to say in just over an hour right here on our team. afghanistan's president has convened a new parliament to see attempts to stop the fight over a new legislator but the man who has had karzai is backing to become the new speaker has stirred controversy door sayyaf has been accused of war crimes and numerous human rights violations the legitimacy of the parliament itself is under question. were carried out amid allegations of rampant fraud in
a country ripe with corruption and gripped by war the u.s. led campaign has so far failed to make a breakthrough against the taliban artie's military contributors says it's time for washington to change its strategy in afghanistan. the former u.s. ambassador to india robert blake will. came out last year we have a very creative and innovative idea that is to partition afghanistan his proposition where some merrily dismissed all across the board by afghan pakistani and american analysts as totally on rally stick and harmful bulls afghan and american interests in that area however this year rubber black will repair kit just his proposition and published in foreign affairs as plan b. for afghanistan and this time i believe it stands
a good chance to be taken seriously because though it talks about de facto separation of again a state in reality it implies how to separate the united states from afghanistan and to minimize the afghan exposure to the us foreign policy well it's another issue where the white house will accept this idea but for the time being the reason no other better option or solution under the current circumstances for the u.s. policymakers in afghanistan. argues military contributor there colonel gandy who shelved now there's always more news views and videos on our website or to dot com here's some of what's waiting for you right now to download economic forum that's wrapped up in switzerland and you can get a detailed analysis of all the outcomes online plus. a russian space freighter
successfully delivers its cargo to the international space station with a special message for earth check out our website to find out what it is. let's take a look now at some other stories making headlines this hour a man who served as second in command to pol pot and two other rouge leaders have appeared in court in cambodia the elderly defendants lawyers called for their immediate release as they've been held in pretrial detention with five un back for two thousand and seven the three men and another senior figure face charges of genocide for their own role in the deaths of around two million turn bohemians between one thousand seventy five and seventy nine. a senior police official and four other officers have been killed in two terror attacks in the pakistani city of peshawar local officials say a teenager blew itself up beside
a police van carrying the deputy police superintendent and two policemen more than a dozen were also at the bronx in a separate attack one police officer was killed by an explosive device detonated near the vehicle no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. seoul has reportedly rejected a proposal to move forward according to south korean news agencies north korea had called for defense talks with the south to be held tuesday two weeks earlier than planned last week sold agreed to take part in negotiations and a step towards easing tensions on the peninsula relations between the two countries are at their lowest for decades following a skirmish. when the neighbors and the south hosting war games near the maritime border. a cycle on hit all struggling as flood ravaged state of queensland on monday morning but cost only minor damage the storm operated trees and knocked down power lines no injuries were reported counters bureau of meteorology registered
winds reaching one hundred thirty kilometers per hour its engine has now shifted to a larger cycling gathering strength in the pacific that forecasters expect to hit australia on thursday. but one native american man high unemployment and bleak prospects were a fact of life in his u.s. hometown but a chance encounter with the woman of his dreams saw him land on his feet in a remote russian village he may have to draw water from a well but he's wife has never been so good artes stacey province has more. welcome just left of a population well not so popular at it like many small russian towns it's too late as young people head for opportunities in bigger cities so imagine the surprise of locals when just an irwin left his home on the lookout indian reservation in south dakota and the us to begin a new life here and there quite in trying to village
a more of the country kind of person considering my culture and our background and our ancestral ways this is connecting with nature for me like slice of life on the makoto reservation is not easy economically blighted despite stimulus package funds the unemployment rate is among america's highest with a quarter living at or below the poverty line justin had resigned himself to struggling there indefinitely that's until he met an italian but are going to school a lot of the women who come around and try and steal if they like and don't happen . the woman of my dreams and i want to. interest in native american culture sparked a friendship between the two on an online form justin was there debating the lakota future talia was hoping to learn more about traditions hugely different from hers
their friendship grew and six months later justin invited natalia to volunteer on a project in the us they were raising is that at first i hesitated but then decided that once in my life i could do what they really wanted their lives people are furthered by convention so i decided to bring the convention and i plunged into an event. so for me telling us single mom at the time they eventually led to love marriage and a second child and for just it it inspired him to pack up his bags and as he put it follow the great spirit but it's more the love of a woman that keeps him here now you can tell the village is picturesque with its wooden houses covered in snow but as you could also imagine village life can be difficult people still draw water from the well or chop wood in order to stay warm but justin says what the community lacks in conveniences it makes up for in warm. people who actually care about each other. actually help each other and think about
other people before themselves once locals got over the initial surprise of a distant newcomer among them they quickly accepted it's interracial and cultural family couple. i'm very happy for this young couple but i communicate with them i'm always glad to see them at my place and i'm trying to help them with. just to hope that life on the reservation in south dakota will improve so he might return one day with his family but for now there is no place like his new stacy didn't. that wraps up our main news block this hour coming up for you peter lavelle and his cost of gas discuss how democracy is turning into a profitable industry but first let's check the latest business with sean. welcome to our business program. it's just been reported that b.p.
is russian shareholders have decided not to approve a one point eight billion dollars dividend for the fourth quarter of two thousand and ten this comes after an extraordinary board meeting of they are a consortium which owns half of the joint venture with b.p. archie correspondent sara firth has the details. part of this of course would go to b.p. and they were hoping to use some of that money because during the gulf spill now this is the latest twist in the feud between the russians and b.p. they claim that b.p. breached the contract with. the right the first refusal on the very contract any new activities that b.p. has to be run three the russian shareholders despite that wasn't done before he signed that deal with that now we know the consortium of boys to the high court and the decision is going to be made tomorrow on whether they'll be able to get an injunction to block that they are going. and brant crude has surged to
a twenty eight month peak on worries of growing instability in egypt it's not close to one hundred dollars a barrel on monday moody's rating agency change the country's out lot from stable to negative in the second downgrade since mass protests erupted last week the egyptian economy is relatively small but it's home to suez canal a key shipping route for the oil over the weekend a dusk to dawn curfew across egypt brought on warnings of potential delays to shippers in the canal however so far traffic has continued unhindered despite the protests analysts say if the violence in egypt spreads to its oil producing neighbors food prices will likely top one hundred dollars a barrel and rising prices will not guarantee growth for all russian stocks. within the course is likely still proscribes up. with that in my view might think. all companies but in fact they are correct and with the rest of the market very. if you
are believing the person probably better off buying consumers or banks rather than all companies pursue. the world cup those who are struggling with high taxation growth or get the best exposure to. russia would be if you want to play the oilfield services. and let's take a look at the markets. on wall street stocks open next as investors juggle concerns over egypt with upbeat quote results energy giant exxon mobile blows past the fourth quarter profit forecast on ballast upstream and downstream gains as seventeen percent top line growth pushes revenues past one hundred five billion dollars. meanwhile stocks in europe have slumped and financial firms airlines and carmakers are posting some of the biggest losses but energy shares are mostly reluctant to respond to the news group is posting gains of over four and a half percent despite news that it has temporarily suspended drilling operations in egypt due to mounting civil unrest. and the unrest in egypt started to unsettle
markets in the wider sphere as russia also showed signs of strain the r.t.s. and my sex closed down on the day as they tried to global rock losses. and rising oil prices did not push russian energy shares higher as oil and gas companies still led the drop on the my sex and also nickel was the biggest loser in the sept third down over two and three quarter percent banking shares were also in the red with spare bank down half a percent. under three percent. and russian g.d.p. growth in two thousand and ten has outperformed the latest official forecast by point two percent that's according to politico data from the states to stick service the figures suggest last year reached four percent the equivalent of one point five trillion dollars in current prices in two thousand and nine the russian economy declined by almost eight percent. and no region
telecommunications company tele nor is taking washes mobile operator vimpel com to arbitration over its planned six billion dollars purchase of telecom group wind and or telling all holds thirty six percent of the voting shares of bill com but this deal would reduce the stake to twenty five percent which is good because the second largest investor. also asked to postpone a meeting of the russian companies shareholders that are expected to approve the transaction went and are scum are currently actually called by egyptian tycoon outgoing so where is if the deal goes through it will create one of the world's largest mobile operators. and that's all business news for this hour you can always find more stories on our website as archie dot com slash business thanks for watching.
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