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you know it's it's great for russia and poland told me morals services from about the believe crash that killed the polish president and ninety five others me a smiley and a year ago. we were involved in the civil war and largely because of the vast amounts of oil that exist of eastern libya and i think the result probably be a very you see politician of libya rebel disillusionment with nato saxon's in libya turns to anger after the winds general refuses to apologize for so-called friendly fire air strikes which killed opposition fighters. and u.s.
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lawmakers scraped together an agreement on billions in spending cuts just an hour before the first government shutdown in fifteen years would have gone up at. my from our headquarters in central moscow here watching our team with me and used to now way it's two pm here in the russian capital twelve noon in warsaw and russia and poland are coming together to remember a common tragedy on sunday it will be exactly a year since a polish plane crashed near the russian city of smiley and killing the polish president and ninety five others artie's company in the small and screeches where commemoration ceremonies are taking place as we speak you consider you know the tragedy united people but it's still hard for some polish politicians to overcome
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their suspicion of russia what's the mood there in small towns this afternoon. it's very solemn here on this day over a hundred people relatives of the victims of the courthouse really have gathered to have the site of the tragedy where the polish to one former main room crashed a year ago the plane carrying the president of poland lech kaczynski his wife maria and ninety four other all the country's political and military elite well today the current polish president's wife on the come out of skis leading the delegation from poland they returned to the flower laying ceremony and now there is a religious service again see and hear and growing on and sholay after ballots the delegation will also visit because the moral side which is trying to new love interest from here of course you harm to remember what was the purpose of the lives of russia over the polish delegation a year ago that was to commemorate something which carried huge emotional scars
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people of. the time because of the massacre site where twenty two thousand polish officers were slaughtered by stalin secret police. at the beginning of world war two and today is that it is the size of a double tragedy and ironically it was the catastrophe that helped russia and poland relief to a transient. degree five handling of the aftermath of the tragedy and the fact that russia senior officials have been the person you are seeing the investigation of because it's all put into the north as of the tragedy would have been very well received by the people of poland but now you're on the differences opened up over the investigations results are not likely to have a quick fix. april seventh twenty turn in the spring sunshine and let him or putin and to spy on are victims of the country
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massacre many find it hard to believe as a two hundred years of mutual amity between russia and poland had been washed away with tears. but fresh tears were to fall on the soil just three days later the whole polish nation was sent into mourning their president government religious leaders and other members of the country's elite gun cupping has become a symbol of two polish tragedies and while the first we can judge only from history books the second unfolded and front of us almost broadcast in real time the plain catastrophe showed always generational russians and poles those who didn't witness the second world war how do you still suffer a national tragedy. there was however a twist of irony it was these new catastrophe that healed many of the wounds of the
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past the symbolic heart was just the beginning a year of unprecedented joint work to find the cause of the crash followed my experience with the russian investigators has been very good they are very high quality organization there is no question about this the commander the captain of the polish craft is to blame for this tragedy the facts though were hard to take for some the investigation was beginning to take on political overtones with attempts in poland to push the blame on to russia this report is a joke for poland exploiting the submissive and shoot of the government of doing to ski. and i claim my claim my ization and i would personally ask that question through the traffic converse why there were not so hard to press the group the transcripts of the pilot's last words show there were multiple warnings from the russian air traffic controllers not to land in the hawk and so had to reserve
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built they couldn't be deplaned from landing because that would have been against international aviation law poland disputes russia's findings and its holding its own investigation. diplomacy and politics should not hamper the investigation of facts for us facts are the most important of history suggests russian poland's may take their time to settle their differences especially against the background of a tragedy that such a high price was paid for the recent reconciliation even skeptics realize it would be a shame for it to be tainted once again by division and scapegoating. r t. the smiley and screech and. well so again talk and political commentator for the congress and newspaper told r.t. that the policy reaction to the russian that investigation is merely a political point scoring for
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a domestic audience forty sides reaction is quite confusing because as i understand it the initial stage they were quite satisfied with with the cooperation of the russian side and as you know it was done in full compliance with international norms and the international community and we have submitted all the documents it looked as if they were satisfied and not just on the new west all of a sudden we are getting quite another statements which sound and to russian definitely this is the most the key issue of this is not the question between russia and poland but this is the question between portrush politicians of themselves. live pictures here from where those commemorations are taking place as we speak over the next two days our crew is bringing you special coverage of the events nor be looking at how the tragedy affected relations between the two nations and how the facts of the crash came to light. when there
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is not enough. when it's something really crucial. when you want to get down to brass tacks we bring you our special coverage here. in the place already synonymous with tragedy the world witnessed another disaster that left the country devastated. and united nations in a great. question more on. to libya now where anger is growing among ansi gadhafi supporters after nato second so-called friendly fire bombing raids resulted in rebel deaths there's still been no outright apology from the alliance our correspondent paula slayer has the latest from the capital tripoli. nation's leadership over its military operations here in libya are coming under more and more fire for being ineffective and for creating mistakes it is now nine days since
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nato took over command of military operations here and in the last week alone we've witnessed two separate nato air strikes that have left in total more than twenty opposition fighters did and several dozen injured and are as you can well imagine the tensions here are running high particularly because the major secretary general why would grating the loss of life has not come out and said that he is sorry for these airstrikes essentially what nato is arguing is that it was not aware that the rebel fighters were using tanks prior to these airstrikes and that of the stock the fighters have been gadhafi is in now we're hearing a very different argument coming from the rebel commanders they say that they didn't notify major beforehand that their heads and twenty tanks in their position and that they would move into the front line around the city of a judge here a little bit towards of brega with those tanks and also scenes of questionable why nature was not aware of where the rebel fighters had tanks because there has been footage circulating now three weeks showing these opposition fighters with heavy
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weaponry that includes tanks the other argument that nato is putting forward is that the situation on the ground is extremely fluid it says that the front line keeps seesawing forwards and backwards at is a constant flow of heavy machinery of tanks and it's not coming so difficult for them to actually tell who's who on the ground now for days now we have been witnessing a demobilization among the opposition forces and that is now turning into anger they say that nato is not doing enough it's making a lot of mistakes and it's also neglecting its operations here they said that they do not understand why nato has not been able to prevent the duffys forces from advancing some one hundred miles into rebel territory and i and that is true because right at the moment he's forces are holding the upper hand in terms of fighting on the ground. a veteran left wing british and german corban says nato is pursuing questionable goals in libya and the conflict. within the oil producing
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country. what we're coming volplane is a civil war in libya and they all went disastrously wrong when they bombed an opposition military point i think it's very damaging but it underlines the lack of any clear purpose in this mission and the lack of any engagement we're involved in the civil war largely because of the vast amounts of oil that exist in eastern libya and i think the result will probably be a very easy partition of libya with a stalemate which will lead to constant conflict and costs an arm rest in the future there has to be some political solution to this otherwise the carnage will continue the losses will control you and western interests will increasingly look with greedy eyes on these enormous oil reserves and the market opportunities of libya are going to see the libyan people bring about their solution without western interference. and susan lindauer who is a journalist activist says the us was planning the operation in libya months before
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the un rats in the country. last summer we began to hear that kind offer he was pressuring the u.s. and british oil companies for compensation and reimbursement for the damages from sanctions in the one nine hundred ninety s. khadafi had been put under sanctions for the lockerbie bombing. the bombing of pan am one of three and the united nations had demanded that libya turn over two men for trial at the hague what happened at the trial was the united states paid witnesses four million dollars apiece to testify against the libyans and. that has and those witnesses have now recanted their testimony it's the lockerbie trial made it clear that libya had nothing to do with that case and it has been a great embarrassment for the west and now qaddafi has last summer we began to hear that put out he was trying to. gain some compensation some kickbacks possibly some
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fees from the oil companies and in october. occidental petroleum and chevron to us two major u.s. oil companies pulled out of libya and i think from october on there was going to be something that would happen to libya to punish them for making things hard for us oil. well as well as exclusive analysis of the military operation in libya we're offering exclusive videos to. make you see footage our crew has from the rebel stronghold of benghazi where thousands gathered on friday to mourn the victims of nato and even fallow these images from our free video service as the name implies there's no charge on the link to the page which gives you a limited access to thousands of clicks on our website our team dot com.
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us congress has trashed out a budget agreeing on spending constantly close to the deadline the republicans and democrats were forced to overcome their differences or risk the first government shutdown in fifteen years if the shutdown have happened hundreds of thousands of public employees including soldiers. but have not been paid senators agreed on thirty eight billion dollars worth of cots before the end of september however despite efforts to tighten the budget some leading economists see the u.s. dollar losing ground and are looking for ways to ensure greater economic stability for the world parties laura lister reports now from a summit hosted by world famous billionaire george soros in the iconic town of.
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one of the main reasons why this gathering is taking place is because the belief is that after the financial collapse that shook the globe and it reverberated all across the world there hasn't been anything to replace the old system that reflects a new world where the united states is not the one single or power that dictates economic policy the way that it was in the one nine hundred forty four conference when the dollar was named the reserve currency that was the historic conference that was when you did nations got together the allied countries during world war two at its peak to have this summit today it's a very different story this is billionaire george soros gathered together two hundred according to the think tank intellectuals this is a think tank funded by soros and sell fifty million dollars reportedly behind it gathered together to discuss where this is going next and the idea among thinkers here or at least behind this conference is that there needs to be a system that reflects that this is no longer going to pull the world of this is a multi-polar world that brings developing nations into the conversation the bric
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nations brazil russia india china nations that now are fueling growth and have booming economies around the world in opposition to the developed nations such as the united states that we're growth is really stagnated and where debts have been run up yet this is still the reserve currency this is still a large force as far as monetary policy so the idea among thinkers here is that there really needs to be a different system that engages and reflects the developing nations and the nations that are fueling a lot of the growth in the world that aren't as reflected in old policies that are considered by some of these thinkers according to them outdated. well for more on the soros conference in bretton woods head to our website. and have a look at all the latest news and developments in our team usa section find out why some actually believe america is facing our revenue not a bunch of crisis partly caused by u.s. corporations finding tax loopholes overseas to squirrel away their profits all that and more that are to the. well of course back to
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square commemoration ceremonies are being held to mark a year since the polish president's plane crash there you can see live pictures of these commemorations taking place a polish delegation is headed by a commercial church that's the wife of the new pope was president. recently candles to honor the memory of those who died there a year ago ninety six people were on board the plane including of course president kaczynski and his one grief united the two nations in the immediate aftermath but both rejection of the investigations findings has threatened to open up new divisions crossing to smile notes throughout the day so you can stay with us for. the. i mean other news that will be the
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longest and most ambitious undersea pipeline in the world when it's complete north stream will deliver gas from russia to countries across europe are only of went to see firsthand how construction is progressing. oh michael look like carmen a middle of a month building site put behind me is a key point and one of the most ambitious engineering projects undertaken anywhere in the world over the last few years the pipe which you can see just going into the ground and then out to see behind me is the north stream pipe as the world's longest underwater gas supply as the world. and it's also one operating under the most pressure it's a flagship project for russia it was mooted for over ten years before construction could actually begin here and it's going to cost over seven billion euros at least . russia is now proving that it is capable of initialising in carrying out such large scale projects taking part in all their phases starting from modeling to
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constructing and breaking. this is no ordinary metal pipe it's got to be able to withstand extreme conditions the thickness of the walls it's four centimeters it's able to not break down. cold temperature of more than minus fifty also it looks kind of solid but it's actually extremely flexible it's able to swing in a range of more than a thousand meters in fact it's our the moment it's big laid down on a ship about a thousand kilometers away near the coast of germany the world's most powerful compressor station which is just one kilometer back there will be forcing the gas to go at huge pressure so you don't need any kind of other compression stations in the middle of the pipe i wanted to wait to realize ation the north stream project faced a lot of objections now one pipe objection was from environmentalist those in sweden and finland to the country for you to see by the which the project will grow pretty
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well worried about the impact of the project on the seabed and also what might have happened if any kind of cyclic emergency well understood gazprom got a contract because of not only gone and done everything to make sure that there aren't. nothing happened so the point would have gone beyond that sort of the seabed of the baltic has been damaged already by previous wars previous pollution and actually going out of their way to restore starting with the better condition but all that objection was political pressure already supplies nearly a third of europe's gas but russia has started the business by what was going to bring a new level of security by avoiding the kind of conflicts which happen with transit countries with ukraine and you have part that basically held the whole of europe hostage put it in a one transit country and recent events and our world are playing into the hands of those behind this project with the instability that it's all but europe needs north stream more than about. this take
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a look at some other stories making news around the world this hour at least twenty three people have been killed in the latest violent clashes in the syrian city of the ra which is now saying three weeks of anti-government rallies witnesses say security forces were shooting at protesters want state run syrian t.v. claims one thousand police officers killed hundreds of more disasters in other cities have emerged the wave of protest are an unprecedented challenge to the eleven year presidency of bashar assad. an israeli airstrike in gaza has killed three hundred militants including one of the palestinian group senior commanders a few hours later another palestinian after being hit by an israeli tank shell i'm asked to clarify a unilateral ceasefire on friday that appears to have been ignored by tel of the which has launched more than twenty raids on gaza since an attack on israeli bus two days ago. and a freak sandstorm in northern germany has caused a mass murder weight pileup involving eighty cars in which at least ten people died
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dozens more were hurt high winds caused sand and dirt to enveloped the road some drivers involved saying visibility became impossible in just a matter of. lynette's truck which was carrying flammable material sent a number of vehicles on fire burning something into. well it twelve has been declared international space flight day it's a date which is seen to historic events regarding becoming the first man in space center decades later the launch of the first u.s. space shuttle but with america's shuttle fleet retiring in a few months time marches roving reporter asked people in new york what happened to america's extraterrestrial missions. this month marks the fifty year anniversary of the first human caused by not yuri gagarin to advert fly in just space so whatever happened to the space race this
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week let's talk about that are you proud that man once walked on the moon. my proud that man was walking out of my proud that man once across the atlantic ocean and failed america i think it's it's a good thing for people who for mankind to do new things and explore and learn no one cares about going into space is that sad no i think we've done it soon it's too expensive there's nothing more to do in outer space well if those more to do but is it worth doing if you don't think it is i don't know why it's why did it why did the culture used to think it was so important and now are like there been there is anything here barry is for thought but we you know we go about is now we got our boundaries it's just too expensive you don't think of people living on another planet would be breaking a boundary well it would i suppose the hardship any problems on the earth now to be even thinking of a short space but weren't there just as many problems back then. perhaps there were
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. just so used to it. television. cinema. just showed social space all the time so it doesn't seem to be so big. sure and more i think it was it was a new and newer new presidency and who administration you know everything was new so but that's kind of what obama ran on right so see what must be a great time for him to say let's really explore it would be something better than nothing did see that happening no knowledge of him no particular bombers should do what john f. kennedy did start a whole new space program really gets out there really for the more you never know do you think people would be into that as much as they were back in the day or are they too into the internet and facebook. a lot he was focused on facebook and internet so what changed that we used to focus on and now we don't seem to care and
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technology we understand a lot more about the universe through. telescopes and other resources but we haven't been to mars but we know with there are a lot of ways we haven't you know time travels no we haven't but how do you know that's even possible until you try to speculate i guess i will say why are we more focused on things like the internet and facebook because we're dumb yourselves down i must be one of those people that believe man in space with their hopes the bottom line is that no matter what happened to the space race we can always say that we did take that one giant leap for mankind. and to celebrate the anniversary of the first manned space flight with some gifts for you just take part in a competition on our website our teams are com to win our exclusive prizes all you have to do is create something inspired by the iconic image of your income card could be anything from a drawing to an apple pie all the details are. you're
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