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as a hotel in thailand. ambassador to the hotel for points and. the entire truth tell me what your group the peach of a good girl would. be every green in talk of. france is a military initiatives in libya back home with mounting criticism of the country's leadership and the protests against the three week intervention which shows no sign of. the cleverest. strong they start the new. incompetency in libya by force after an airstrike killed at least five rebels on the frontline. this currency is day it is deceased is a. survivor.
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concern that strong economies are once again forced to pay for others to prop up the eurozone. this is a live from moscow welcome to the program the friendly fire nato air strike has killed at least five rebel fighters in libya some sources suggest it may even be into the dozens that will only add to the criticism coming from the opposition and say that the alliance is not doing enough to help them and for those countries who were pushing for this operation three weeks ago the very real chance of a stalemate looks likely to bring down some grand ambitions reports from france. was among the first countries to push for a bill. tree solution in libya but now watch as
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a questioning its justification for going in once they get in on what i call the year imperial condominiums a really kind of africa already having long term connections on the continent paris told forgive colonel gadhafi for fighting its military in neighboring chad in the 1980's and challenging its corporations in the region ever since the french quarter . is it a friend or you see or or is it a sarkozy see the way that he tried to convince the world is the man in this capacity to be the leader of the g twenty. and also the way that he'd tried to survive in frost reports that god was plotting an invasion already last year have prompted accusations of revived imperial ambitions calculated as the folks with france's president the move has backfired french
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foreign minister a leisure paces the invasion could last days or weeks but months into its third week war in libya is turning out longer and harder than wanted just. with gadhafi forces still standing firm rebel gains only come with a heavy hand of nato helping the war in libya one of the good for interpreting these abroad congress because the popularity of forward instead continues oppositional both sides have growing these demonstrators say they see through fraud these noble claims that they can't claim humanitarian intervention but it's really in paris and in local elections nicolas sarkozy got thumped his u.n. people just nineteen percent of the folks the fridge president hope for ratings live from the war he's got the opposite. more.
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presidents for ever of the last forty years given france's troubled history in the region maybe fear some countries may remember their common past and humanoids against their former colonial. countries that have genuine revolutions genuine grazing and then being able to unite i think that is something which the imperial powers don't really want to see with france facing a growing backlash at home and abroad any talk of a quick fix selves altitude. don't you see paris. front line shifting forwards and backwards uncontrolled weapons traffic and chaotic allied airstrikes policy who is in tripoli now has the latest developments on the ground in libya. nato has denied responsibility for a strike on an oil field in the south east of this country instead it says it was
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gadhafi trying to sabotage oil supplies to the east imports that you have to book from where the rebels have begun exporting the first consignment of crude oil worth some one hundred million dollars to qatar not in a separate major east like there is still confusion over what exactly happened but we've hearing from doctors on the ground that at least five rebel fighters were killed and some twenty two were injured what seems to have happened very is that the rebel point is with trying to advance what has been written we will make came under attack by nato very quickly retreated to the town of baghdad where it was some seventy kilometers to the east of the rebel headquarters in benghazi and b. they were shelled that nomination was not that would not want to believe that a strike and for the casualties that have brought but it does say that the situation on the ground is extremely fluid at the frontline and shifting their records throwing forward and backwards and that it's not clear what's actually happening the last few days have seen bad weather so no doubt that too has hampered
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makes a lot of reasons on the diplomatic front there is a proposal on the table from the turkish prime minister a roadmap for peace that does include the establishment of humanitarian corridors it would also see the removing his soldiers from some of the siege cities and implementation of some kind of democratic processes but we are hearing that the rebels have already rejected this proposal because they say nothing short of the stripping down and leaving this country would be acceptable. to write that one a journalist a page from but asia times believes that the coalition's actions in libya are leading to a start. the nature of going on is nato incompetence number one ok you know what they want they want colo tanks of cut off the forces sit in the desert like sitting ducks so they can bomb them at will what kind of his forces are going there disguising their remaining tanks and armored personnel carriers inside or around
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the cities he's using guerilla against that they're really cleverest pentagon generals shrum to start the new this will be a stalemate the u.s. and the brits basically want to arm the rebels you know that could happen any fact is already happened they read it some arms depot eastern libya and this out there related french presently already have surface to air missiles and b. so peace out of libya so it's probably somewhere in shock in central africa so this is already happening can you imagine if these rebels are armed why did cia pentagon s.a.'s from britain and all they can imagine this is six months we're going to have mujahideen to suit. so is the thorough an intervention in libya drags on struggled to justify it just gets tougher i see an across doctor that's coming your way in next hour. get the. kids around here and their government as
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a whole is something that the whole entire war does not have the word doesn't really want to have get there if you or so the world there's actually moved and saved. lives if i may jump in here john john john if i was going to go to you i mean if we look at recent memory that after he was being run out of the cold i think we recall that these arguments were exactly the same as the arguments used for the invasion of afghanistan and iraq and nobody thinks that what we've got in either place is a model of democracy and the argument that the very line which here is what he said is a dissembling language to say that the world community there is no world community i'm a citizen in this country my country is at war a majority of people in the opinion poll don't want to be bombing libya our government and the army is my instructor is that it's been touring the middle east selling weaponry to they want to go to the go to war isn't true but there is some sort of this embodied world community and he's backing this.
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across like he's coming away in an hour and twenty minutes here on the scene now and the rescue operation for portugal's economy is starting as a human is to meet to discuss a bailout package for the country however critics say that once again european taxpayers will have to tighten their belts to meet the bill but a strong quarter of the e.u. referendum campaign told us here at r.t. heavily listing ship of the european economy could eventually be sunk by the euro zone. we don't have a duty to portugal we did not a jew she declared our island we made seven billion pounds worth of welfare cuts and then we gave seven billion to ireland go figure that does not work and now spain is going to go the same way and our lousy coalition government won't give the british people the right to have a vote and we don't know the reason they won't give us the vote because they know that seventy five percent of people in a recent e.u.
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referendum campaign and congress poll say they want to get out of this expensive undemocratic club and the euro is going to crash and burn spain will follow portugal and i say no to carry to portugal not one single penny one single cent one single euro it's nothing to do with the united kingdom we want our country back thank goodness we never ever joined this madness how can you link the economy of an economic powerhouse what the united kingdom or germany would somewhere like greece if you know well the answer is you can't and it fails and the sooner it collapses lets out we're having a referendum on may the fifth on the alternative voting system that's not a referendum we need the referendum a need in our great country is it straight in or out should we stay or should we go should we say to you and the british people went out whether we get the referendum no it's kind of becoming irrelevant because this currency is doomed the old country
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python sketch you know this power it used to cities to cease fire is no more well let me tell you this currency is dead it is deceased is is it is extinct it can not survive spain will go next. well coming up for your out see it's not just europe that's in trouble. the u.s. well looks at the river as the u.s. tries to agree on a two thousand and eleven budget all all of this so amid threats to its credit rating we have new details on that shortly here on artsy. now in japan radioactive water is reported to have leaked from a fuel pools at the owner nuclear power plant it's following a violent aftershock a measuring seven point one the plant is less than a hundred kilometers from the stricken fukushima plant which is still said to be
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made safe. at second rate so far following last month's there was a double hit of earthquake and tsunami so let's get some more develop on this will discuss how events might develop i joined now live by white from the citizens nuclear information center in tokyo so we're not hearing about a leak at another power plant out of honor guard we know very very little at this point you think this could be another case of the government stifling what information to people should be and deserve to be informed. i think very little is known about what is really happening inside the owner got too hot. the focus has been so exclusively on the cushion which is certainly in much much more serious condition nobody has really looked certainly no independent people who really look closely at what's happening because it was isolated by the tsunami a few weeks ago. all around it was devastating to the nature of the plant is in the sound condition. three and
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a half years ago. because recent one of the right here at different plant in japan and it took three or so years to bring the first of those back online after extensive inspections and there's still a lot of criticism about bringing back on lightly on the plant will take at least as long as that to bring back online and nobody really knows what's going on there but when you talk about this we talk about the under governor clear problem of course the frequency of a nuclear plant you were speaking of of another power plant why why has japan been sober and why and upon nuclear energy considering considering its size and look i'm sure there are alternatives. there are certainly alternatives but when japan when that went into nuclear energy say well they first set up a policy about fifty years ago and they actually started implementing it but really no nuclear power plants forty years ago thirty years ago. at that
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stage they really were determined to go here and they any inconvenient information like devote. the quakes the fact that pretty the ground location was unstable that sort of information was suppressed right from the very beginning you talk about the suppression of information you talk about this so-called inconvenient information the fukushima power plant that's been releasing what is sensibly thousands tens of thousands of tons of a radioactive water into the ocean japanese officials are saying it's not dangerous it's not a risk to be environment or to people it's not accurate it's hard to believe. i think the notion that you could just release radioactive material or any pollutant into the sea was rejected needed a few decades ago. and now as a sort of an unavoidable situation at least they say it's unavoidable being forced
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to release. radioactive material to sea and so they're now trying to. tell people that it's not going to be a big problem but i mean it goes against the fundamental principles of environmental. conservation so i think you have to reject it but do they have any choices we recommend it for example. changes in the market feel goes up for the time being in the long term this water is just pouring through the reactors they have to pour water into reactors to cool them but then that just flows out and it's and there is no sound solution there is no safe solution situation in the case of what what is the least worst in your argument was this was the least. something just because for a moment i'm running right on time but we do know that some of the emergency workers if not all of them have been exposed to potentially dangerous levels of
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radio radiation at the fukushima plant some of them even the hospitalized what would you trust the morality of this if you have these workers are they just being brought in as the sacrificial lambs in this. there's sacrificial lambs there's no question about that it's a question of whether they're doing it willingly i really do on that commitment if those were. my impression is and of course i don't have direct contact with my impression is that they. see this is the duty and that they have to go through it and i'm sure that they don't all feel equally strongly you know. the actions as great as the trouble is that it's going to go on for so long i mean you can't just keep people in the end if you lands in a highly radioactive areas we need better now to get exposures it is certainly dangerous if not lethal in short term so. but then if you just leave it if you just
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abandon the side then the situation is worse so. i think it's morally wrong those people should be put in that situation but the moral responsibility goes back . to the time with a decision to build these plants we're in new information came in and even respond to it. with a just of by continuing with existing standards we only slight modifications to talk about continuing with existing standards you know we've got the fukushima power plant the on of our power plant now looking like it's in trouble from the aftershock that came less than twenty four hours ago at this point in japan philip i go out of time but thank you for joining i think you're right from a citizens of nuclear information center you're. right in the us republicans and democrats can't overcome their differences on the spending cuts needed to agree for a budget two thousand and eleven but the proposals seem small fry in comparison to the nation's debt and the threats from a rating agencies that could make paying it
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a lot more expensive lauren mr explains. more u.s. lawmakers in washington over the budget and hurled blame across the aisle. for the gridlock calling opposing colleagues relatively small that stream group of logs who are an anchor dragging down the budget negotiation process give me a berth another group of decision makers has been weighing in on the to be one of the country's top credit agencies telling the feds something has to get done on this debt ratings agency standard and poor and moody's have been warning for months that the u.s. debt could threaten the country's golden aaa credit rating telling investors in u.s. bonds essentially they may have to worry about getting paid the u.s. debt problem is big fourteen trillion dollars big meanwhile the solutions lawmakers are coming up with to solve this problem are small this tiny dot represents even
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the larger sixteen billion dollars in cuts republican lawmakers originally proposed meanwhile the u.s. government each year continues to spend a lot more than it takes in resulting in more than a trillion dollars in budget deficit so what's all of this their rating agencies see as unsustainable and a concern and it's a path the u.s. has been on for over forty three cents of every dollar we spend this year. we vote against the future of our children continuing on this trajectory of borrowing and spending however would not be an option according to financial analysts if the u.s. was downgraded so what would happen it would be another crisis it would create global shock waves in part because most models and understandings of the global investment. bar landscape take as their sort of central banker the u.s. ten year treasury bond as the risk free as it is the interest the u.s. pays on its debt is staggering it was one hundred eighty seven billion in two
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thousand and nine. year proposal it increases to eight hundred forty four billion that number would grow exponentially faster with a downgrade because the us would likely have to pay higher interest rates to borrow money and needing less money to spend it home then we have to start cutting really aggressively and for many things they're too important for americans really to be able to agree to cut them right now drastic cuts in everything from energy to education to the military and whether the u.s. would really be downgraded is that bridges beat the u.s. has the exorbitant privilege after all of printing dollars the global reserve currency to pay its little credit card bill the scarier scenario may be that the u.s. has even reached this point a situation that once would have been unthinkable lauren lyster r.t. washington d.c. . for more details on the stories we're covering can always just go to the website
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it's all too dot com and you'll find that there is developments on many of the other international stories as well you can find out the details on the latest declassified documents that russia has handed over to poland in the investigation of the one nine hundred forty cuts in that massacre plus with lots of magic pictures of an anti drug sting in siberia but police seized a large stash of heroin and. now where i nearly forty cars have been left burnt out and three people hurt after a major road accident involving a gas tanker in the russian city of start off the truck hit a pole turned over burst into flames when passing a car check out this footage right here the spilled fuel torched the cars that were parked there as you can see there are three injured people which includes the truck
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driver received severe burns and were taken to hospital and what's being described as a grave condition. now let's get some other headlines from around the world this hour and ivory coast hundred bodies found some of them reportedly burned alive the alleged killings occurred in the west of the country and are believed to have been carried out by liberian mercenaries the u.n. representative said the incidents here to be at least in part ethnically motivated the slaughter comes amid the current standoff between the internationally recognized president alassane ouattara and incumbent leader laurent gbagbo he was besieged now still is there inside his bunker for at least the past couple of days . hamas says that two of its members have been killed by the latest israeli air strike on gaza it comes out of the hamas government declared a cease fire in an attempt to prevent any further escalation of violence heavy
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fighting that took place across the border on thursday when israel was spotted to the shelling of a bus with their strikes and tank fire. and the dramatic footage shows children fleeing from a killer who shot twelve kids dead and wounded at least twelve others in brazil a twenty four year old former student at the public school where the tragedy took place and entered the building and opened fire in two parts and then shot himself in the woods the country's president meantime has declared seven days of mourning the massacre its first of its kind in brazil mirroring school shootings in the united states. by critics in ohio. when we come to the business update here there are some developments on the. yes that's right an arbitration court in london that's ruling little given to see up to sixteen billion dollar share swap between b.p. and rosneft has up held the injunction blocking the deal but the british oil major knows that this is not the final verdict although b.p.
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says it will now look at ways it could extend the april fourteenth deadline under which the shares swap agreement will terminate now the tribunal's decision appears to mark another victory for access where nobody is partners and russia all from tain k v p a r has strongly objected to be peace proposed tie up with ross they have saying it broke their shareholder agreement it will snap announced the asset swap optic exploration deal back in january after the stories the ruble has made steady gains against the dollar and the euro since the beginning of the year stronger oil price has added further impetus to this rise but i think sandra if you go from the capital believes the russian currency may be close to its peak. appreciation is probably close to running its course because first you have to sign a strong current account in the first quarter and then resume for growth this factor influencing the real goal will diminish and second we still have kept so low flows and i have beaten a little bit but it looks like this is
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a structural stand right for for now and the capital of home i continue going going forward. because of protecting russian bonds against nonpayment has tumbled to its lowest since two thousand and eight as high oil prices boost the country's foreign currency reserves now credit default swaps for russia hit around one hundred twenty two basis points the five year contract surprised at a lower rate than those for spain and italy and russia's international reserves have jumped to more than five hundred billion dollars the highest since the credit crisis it's. now let's let's look at the oil now prices of oil extended their rally with ongoing unrest in the middle east and africa a weakening dollar is also contributing to the growth. is that new highs above one hundred eleven dollars per barrel brant land is trading at more than one hundred twenty four dollars per barrel now reports say an oil field in libya has been damaged fueling concerns that the civil war may destroy the country's well facilities. let's head to the markets now europe is trading in the black u.k.
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supports the post of strong greens on friday mining sector is leading the gains on higher gold silver and copper prices because of the bullets in iraq between one and a half and two percent presume it was also a glancing over two percent topping the list and airspace and defense sector also gains will be eight uses terms and was roy's group up two percent. here in moscow both the r.t.s. and advisors had a good start this friday morning but then retreated a bit post through trading in the black energy majors are leading on both of course is world trade above one hundred eleven dollars mark let's take a look at some individual share moves gasp more than one percent on the r.t.s. has lost momentum and is now trading around a water line pulling levels also on the rise on strong precious metal prices shares are up one point three percent. car sales in russia jumps and i knew all seventy
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seven percent in march the stronger than expected result was driven by the government's decision to continue the cash for clunkers program earlier this. state laws that are a further one hundred eighty million dollars to the program which will conclude by the end of the year. kasparov's key project to develop the rich stockman gas bill is being delayed again deputy chairman of the company says russia's gas monopoly has not managed to agree the technical details of the project with its partners total and start all but analysts say the delays mainly due to uncertainty of the gas market decline of western decision was initially expected in march gazprom says it is it will now be made and the end of the year the first shipment from what is one of the world's largest gas fields was to start in two thousand and sixteen. that's all the news for now but we'll be back with more less than one hour meanwhile just take a look at our web site r.t. dot com slash.
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disarming saddam hussein. past majority of iraqi citizens. this event brings further assurance that the
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torture chambers and the secret police are gone forever. play nice again every machine couple. janos too much occupied afghanistan. now occupy sales at guantanamo bay. met day is appropriate today in accordance as much as we can with the kidney of a good face flat stomach slapped if you can hit him enough so that it shocks them especially if it gets stuck but you don't actually break it in comes. to turkey's intake piece that we use in j.j. kuantan i'm all for the senior leadership. nothing. really transpires.

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