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hamas and fatah will rush is helping paving the path for a palestinian state as moscow hosts the two recently reconciled parties for talks on the middle east peace process. not just special but essential relations president obama reaffirms close ties with what then and during his visit to the bouquet but behind the smiles and handshakes there are strong differences to overcome. plus an international trio of space for your first time since we are the cause of step with them some of you full guests paid a price for peace international space station.
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eight pm here in the russian capital you're with thanks for joining us now two palestinian factions have reaffirmed their recently forged as both the top of hamas are in moscow seeking russia's backing for the creation of an independent palestinian state where they met with foreign minister sergei lavrov and wrapped up their path towards the resolution of the arab israeli conflict archy's peter all over is following the visit for us. a delegation consisted of members of hamas and fatah those two organizations decided they were going to work together on the fourth of may they signed an agreement in cairo putting behind them a sometimes turbulent history between the two groups they said they've now put that behind them completely and a willing to work together in order to achieve a palestinian state and said that they will work together in a state government
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a palestinian state they're going to put forward these plans to the u.n. general assembly in september they met with foreign minister sergey lavrov to tell him all of this and following that meeting the delegation seemed happy for what they heard from mr lavrov that russia was ready to give the palestinian state a palestinian state their full backing. we're not planning to proclaim independence unilaterally next september and we're going to call on the u.n. to recognize a state and foreign minister sergei lavrov as we firmed russia's support for this process we have to hear. from the foreign ministry though to confirm what was said in that meeting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu really slammed down those proposals for a return to nine hundred sixty seven borders now the palestinian delegation it's been in moscow they must side of the earth has said that they will never recognize the state of israel the fatah delegates that have been here said that they still
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view israel as the main stumbling block on the road to peace however both sides just it made up this delegation said that they were happy about mr obama putting forward a. plan that would see a return to nine hundred sixty seven borders however this didn't go far enough for them. it's not the first time the u.s. has made statements on the need to recognize palestine and its one nine hundred sixty seven borders in any case this is a positive sign but unfortunately it's not enough because the initiative says nothing about jerusalem. which has been an indispensable part of the palestinian lands occupied in one thousand nine hundred seventy the usa being a key player in the middle east for most observant of be all resolutions made by international institutions and above all by the un but the latest u.s. attempts to rekindle the peace process in the middle east seeming to be dead in the water palestinian delegates from hamas and fatah here in moscow to put forward their ideas to bring peace to the region. now the israeli prime minister has
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reiterated his country's friendship with the u.s. and said the jewish state was ready for quote painful compromises to achieve peace with the palestinians benjamin netanyahu was addressing both u.s. parties at congress earlier denied his state would return to the green one hundred sixty seven borders with the palestinians solution barack obama has called for he said returning to those borders would leave this country indefensible and the palestinians a willingness to recognize the jewish state with a deadlock in the. few days ago barack obama called on israel. backed by the u. ground and russia israel that's a suggestion with heavy criticism as a deal would mean withdrawing from occupied palestinian territories political writer and blogger emily hauser says benjamin netanyahu is comments reveal he's never really supported the peace process. there is absolutely zero chance that the
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united states either government or congress will be turning its back on the jewish state anytime soon this president like all the presidents before him has stated over and over again that this country support for israel is ironclad and moreover the members of congress who have a lot of say in this are bizarrely often to the right of israel's own parliament in terms of the things that the resolutions they will pass regarding the israeli palestinian conflict what happened here was the president said out loud what has long been known to be true what has long been stated in peace proposals for twenty years frankly and the president stated it knowing that mr netanyahu knew it so i can only presume that the president knew that mr netanyahu would respond badly but what that did was it revealed mr netanyahu for never having been on board with the peace process to begin with when you call the other person's bluff you're saying look i hear you i see you for what you're doing. come on let's get real so i think
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that this president has lost patience and i think that right now he's working from a position of political capital both internationally and domestically now that was political writer and blogger emily hauser talking about the u.s. israeli diplomacy. now the american president is in london for the second day of his four nation and european trip well during his first state visit to the united kingdom obama has met with the queen and the prime minister david cameron however a dialogue between the two sides has been tested following disagreements on key issues such as the conflict in libya and economic policy artie's a lower m. it is covering events from the british capital. president obama arrived early in the u.k. to avoid disruption by volcanic ash which is again hit flights in the u.k. piece staying at buckingham palace as a guest of the queen while he and prime minister david cameron meet here at ten downing street to establish closer security ties between britain and the u.s.
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the idea is to create a joint security strategy pools which will bring together leading figures from washington and london to deal jointly with security and foreign policy challenges it's a unique arrangement in which the u.s. will open up its highly secretive national security council to u.k. officials and it comes at a time when both countries admit they weren't prepared for the uprisings in the middle east and north africa a struggle cameron and obama linked to the cold war in she states press it might not be easy to us those to say that britain cutting defense spending could harm its cooperation with the us and although cameron and obama have on tuesday pledged to keep up pressure on libya's colonel gadhafi to comply with u.n. resolutions the two sides are being divided over libya with the u.s. more reticent about its involvement than person mice it likes they're also talking
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about afghanistan with the u.s. trying to persuade the british army knaus to pull out troops later this year both countries see two thousand and fifteen as the target date for withdrawing troops but it's still unclear what the terms of that would be terrorism's those they will be gentle with the us also in the u.k. to support its tough line on pakistan harboring terrorists and requesting that cameron tells more to come back to british muslim extremism the us will also of course interfere still russia about the sighting of the missile defense shield in poland all in all the so-called special relationship between the u.s. and the u.k. is alive and kicking and looks set to deep. because the visits. there and they are reporting from the british capital and still ahead for you on our t.v. this hour drug dealers left red faced vigilantes are getting in the face of russia's drug dealers forcing the rest off the streets. and
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find out if or recently returned space crew came back to earth with some unusual additions to their team. and way a moscow court has reduced the prison sentence of x. or particle of ski from fourteen to thirteen years that's after the former head appeal his conviction for stealing billions of dollars worth of oil and laundering the proceeds let's get the details from our not people about this paul view that's for us now natalia given today's ruling in this high profile case when it will cost of course to be released. well five more years will have to spend in prison former oil tycoon. together with his business partner that means that you are convicts are going to be released in two thousand and sixteen now they both have been doing their first term since the year two thousand and three and the verdict on their second case the so-called second you can skate was announced in the end of last year according to which they were supposed to stay in jail until two thousand and
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seventeen however they appealed but their appeal was denied nonetheless the board revised their amount of money that was stolen by two former businessmen and a hand so this second term was cut down by one year in the last still. lives if you are being accused of embezzlement money laundering and stealing tens of billions of years dollars worth of world war i thank you very much for that artie's correspondent. now nato planes have launched their heaviest air attacks of libya's capital tripoli since the start of the coalition's campaign will have an official say three people were killed and dozens injured the main targets reported to be colonel gadhafi compound but the bargeman comes as france announced its decision to the poor helicopters to escalate their strike power moscow says the alliance began in libya has so far failed to act in accordance with the u.n.
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resolution the russian foreign minister met rebel representatives in moscow just part of attempted peace negotiations talking about nato is wrapped up aerial campaign in libya political analyst says he sees no and big for the coalition. there has to be political solution to this crisis. was the least of all on the side of neutral it was that good which should be the balance of power to the local consumer but so far with all of this without official capacity built underground samples this conflict. once and for all i don't see how would it be more conscious of the alliance are from political symbol
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of value now the intervention i don't see how it was sold anything meaning the whole thing. that working with the pins in one of the injuries for the needy the people who plays against him so i feel that the mission now is just juvenile by inertia. i don't see any new year. end game in sight. well for more on the libyan still made and be aggressive there abroad you can log onto our website that's r t dot com and here's a taste of what else we've lined up for you if you receive fresh ultimatum saying outlets that need to stop economic reforms as it's failing to meet a bailout obligations. and officials are leaving a nascar dolphinarium to sink or swim a lot of money and probably infrastructure mean it disabled children lose out on the unique treatment of these at our tea party. now in georgia the
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opposition is determined to carry on with the rallies aimed at overthrowing president saakashvili thousands have been massing on the streets of tbilisi for several days urging the leader to resign the pushing for early elections to stop with base a is a criminal regime leading the country into disaster police attempted a clamp down of the demonstrations using rubber bullets tear protesters fear that sucker should be made use all means possible to stay at the top the opposition stresses that they will continue their fight. the russian authorities are stepping up the war on drugs in the country but first some of the speed of progress just isn't fast enough now vigilante activists are taking the fight into their own hands but their actions are falling foul of the law archy's many of the national reports . kate said all is fair in love and war and perhaps even more say in the war on drugs drugs that kill two point five million people every year cross the
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globe and almost two hundred fifty men women and youngsters every day in russia alone some are fighting their own controversial battle against the threat payson as customers they arrange to meet alleged drug dealers and once they use it is fine is suspect is a drug pusher they serve them a black mark and leave them red faced. people have to know their enemies were they were quiet people will be free to go out because next time police will be there. these guys are not alone in rushing there and conventional methods of fighting against drugs their colleagues from the drug free city movement have been accused of torturing addicts after they used handcuffs to force them to kick their habit it also marks drug dealers houses to shame them in the community. it is our uprising against the drug dealers do you think it's better to sit at home and watch how the
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drug dealers will be killing you and we managed to unite our forces and declare war to the drug dealers. sociologists a mob just as occurs when people become disillusioned by official efforts at the public taking the law into its own hands is an unwelcome trend but for our border there are a lot of enthusiastic who are striving to eradicate this horrible evil by any means possible when their actions don't comply with the law the law is against them for sure we can eradicate this evil but only by legal methods the over five million drug users in more than russia fast amounts of money has been blown on reducing drug demand and treating addicts but statistics are just getting more and more gloomy. this is how the moscow activists apply. to stop the madness threatening the country with waterproof di they must do as they say will have to hide from the public for clist three weeks some are skeptical about their methods others even
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accuse them of hooliganism put the antidrug vigilantes argue their form of justice is worth it if it helps save at least one life. r.t. moscow. and most of the hair when used by addicks of russia is traffic from afghanistan and pakistan up in islamabad drug chief to find out what's being done to stem the flow of narcotics and it doesn't lengths dealers will go to. use. in french. and it was then there were and it was stitched into the stomach and credit for this whole operation from the point of abduction and killing all the inference and getting was done in greater force because after going for the border or started making them there do how he was taking the people
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and taking he was used to work in for very why three months four months we killed them. and then going into the stomach stitcher to get away. from prison mental order one hundred of them are going to life imprisonment for fifteen twenty years another one hundred one hundred of them. if you can watch the full interview with the head of pakistan's drug force in just ten minutes time here on r.t. . now terror on has announced it's planning to penalize twenty six u.s. officials for violating human rights this comes as russians have hit several ford firms with sanctions for doing business with iran but the e.u. already widening restrictions on terror run for its nuclear program or professor say it mohammad marandi says iran wants to put an end to what it claims is us a lawless in the region i think the view really in tehran is that the united states
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and its allies including members of the you are basically the countries that are violating human rights more than any other country in the world they're constantly waging wars in afghanistan and iraq and now in libya. killing and murdering hundreds of thousands of people in addition to that for example the siege on gaza which is illegal and barbaric and where ordinary women and children are made to suffer it is being done with the support of the united states and the you so basically what the iranians want to do is they want to create this culture where the americans and the europeans constantly as if they are the center of the world as if they are more civilized than others whereas in reality the harm that they've been causing to the world is unprecedented i think what is important not the actual sanctions themselves it is breaking this this year old centric model that has been
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imposed upon the west and the rest of the world. now some international news in brief for you this hour and from the erupting icelandic volcano is causing further disruption to air travel as it sweeps over europe more than two hundred fifty delays and cancellations have been reported in parts of scandinavia are limp and scotland while a threat hangs over services in england it's always saturday's eruption of a big country's most active volcano the largest in one hundred years last year ash from another icelandic volcano caused one hundred thousand flights to be canceled closing the european airspace for a week. the former egyptian president and his two sons will be tried over the deaths of anti-government protesters hosni mubarak was ousted from power in february after a mass demonstrations demanding an end to his thirty year rule he's now being held at a hospital in the red sea resort town of sharm el sheikh the barak and his wife also
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face allegations of illegally wasting public funds. a d.n.a. sample of your former international monetary fund chief has reportedly been found of the shirt because tell me what cues him of sexual assault in new york tell the unconfirmed reports citing sources close to the investigation while police good night at the claims forensic tests from the room where the alleged attack took place are ongoing the many exile scarred faces charges including attempted rape and sexual abuse the x.i. about headless of her house arrest in new york denies the allegations. the a devastating tornado that hit the u.s. city of joplin on sunday has left one hundred seventeen people dead and more than four hundred injured thousands of homes schools churches and businesses in the town in the state of missouri were destroyed or casts a severe weather could probably persist and may reach the east coast by the end of
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the week almost five hundred people have died in u.s. storms through nato this year alone. after spending six months in space they finally returned to work an american of italian and a russian cosmonaut have landed safely in that however the actual voyage did come back alone but it's part of their experiment international space station a test. on why the scientists hope their work will help understand how conditions in space are living organisms are todd mark it has will prolly mission it is the crew of the i assess that have spent six months there have safely landed in the step in kazakhstan as we've been watching on the screens here in mission control in moscow the craft the module that they came back in departed from the i s s a few hours before it came to land then it started its descent reentered the earth's atmosphere came in over the caspian sea then opened its parachute and eventually
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landed safely in the step in kazakhstan and teams of helicopters and planes were ready to receive the crew and to make sure they were all ok after their descent it's the end of the twenty seventh expedition on the i assess this crew have been up there for six months and while they've been up there as well as conducting a lot of experience both on themselves to see how they've responded to the environment of space and also many technical experiments and receiving space vehicles up there they've also seen in some rather interesting and a verse or it's the spent the new year up there multiple times because of the time differences here on earth and they also saw in fifty years since eureka guarin was the first man in space and they recorded a special video message to thank all those involved and to mark that very special anniversary and they received the last ever u.s. endeavor space shuttle on its mission up there it brought some equipment up to the i assess and then they waved goodbye to that for the last time they've been up
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there for six months they're now back down safe on earth and all the people down there who have just received them in this step in kazakhstan will be trying to make sure that they receive a proper welcome back on earth. well let's now take a look at all the latest business news if you will ya. hello that's right time for your business update and one of the most highly anticipated i.p.o.'s of this year is off and running shares and russia's most popular search engine have soared forty percent on their nasdaq debut and the google of russia has many quality priced its stock initially at twenty five dollars a share seventeen times oversubscribed the company's stock raised one point three billion dollars that makes it the biggest internet i.p.o. says google back in two thousand and four but a timing could hardly be better as there is growing interest to internet stocks as demonstrated by successful share float by russian mail dot argue only it is here to
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see. what the company will spend the money on. some which were really into the company its two thirds of the policeman it was just untrue called use. for the company of those who continue to ignore. the. people you know and. you just interest. story companies. have a quick check on the markets all futures are still fluctuating this lights which more than ninety nine dollars a barrel watch have bounced back from some of their periods losses health point china's average amount data we gave in the u.s. dollar is limiting the rebound let's take a look at how the story point is not before me the u.s. markets are just marginally as you can see and european shares continue their gains
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with metals prices supporting my list is wrong. and the tax point nine percent. however investor sentiment remains fragile one persistent concerns about the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. are finally here in moscow quite as a close. in the black but they are up nearly two percent. now take a look at some of the individual show moves on the my sex energy majors were among the main game is supported by stronger commodity prices gas problem is up around three percent. two and a half percent banking stocks were also on the rise was wrong two percent in the black. hole of nash from vero capital says it's too early to celebrate despite today's gains on the russian markets. have given up all of again so far this year again i think that now we can really start going back to the gains that the russian market should be able to have with the with the oil price of
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oil prices still above one hundred dogs however it really doesn't really depend on russia or depends on what's happening in europe and i'm afraid they've got a lot of structural issues to deal with and i don't think both of them so far so i'm afraid we could see some of the downside. and other news russia still production crew six point six percent here on here this first quarter it's almost twenty three million tons and report from are saying young suggests production should serve parts pre-crisis levels this year boosted by the manufacturing and energy sectors michael board are outlines the weaknesses and strengths of the russians to make its. if you think of the they're all material so self-sustained you know about all that and more material i can call been an important element in the production of steel or self-sufficiency become the flipside and probably the disadvantage would be a lot of the plants also some investment needs to go into that and that's the
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remoteness of the question so no not all the infrastructure is there to make as a fission a competitive compared to the other countries yet again a saving of a day's labor labor still relatively cheap compared to some of the other reasons the world. covered it now more in an hour's time.
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