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russia keeps an eye on america's high stakes military ambitions in poland as president obama rounds solve his european trip in warsaw. go green to greece extradite former general. radical mother to the hague on war crimes charges despite his health problems serve is accused of arresting him only so we can join in the e.u. . georgia protesters appeal to the e.u. to probe excess harassment why would the government independence day crackdown that's left hundreds wounded and detained.
eight am here in the russian capital you're watching our t.v. thanks for joining us now missile defense plans and america's military presence in poland have been in focus as the u.s. president wraps up his european tour with a visit to the country well it's something moscow was watching closely especially after obama's promise to try and agree on a system that suits both of their security interests are pretty good off is in warsaw. this is barak obama's first official visit to poland and the last a leg of his european tour a lot of issues are on the table but probably the most important one is the plans for paul ince to house a u.s. air base which will service hercules military transport planes and f. sixteen fighter jets and also by twenty eighteen possibly hell's short range
interceptor missiles are less interesting because the last time the two science talked about this sort of cooperation was during the george bush administration which wanted two thousand and two the elements of its anti missile defense system in europe here in poland and also in the czech republic while this was fiercely criticized by moscow which said that with poland here in its neighborhood that would create a direct threat to russia's national security actually for some time this issue was of the main stumbling point in the relations between moscow and washington what barack obama canceled of these plans in fact for some time there was a lot of talk about boosting cooperation between moscow washington and brussels including a possible joint eighty missile defense system which would include russia nato and to the united states in which all three would share the responsibility for the
safety of the others in fact just previously at the g eight summit in france the two presidents barack obama and meeting me leaders they also stress too that such a system has to work for both sides in the interests of all sides but actually when it comes to not words but action it seems that this policy by washington is stepping aside a little bit because previously america and the romania agreed for the country to house elements of its a.m.d.'s shield on its territory without inviting russia to take part in this project. and now with all this struck about this airbase and the short range interceptor missiles in poland now what he heard from president neatly mediated who said that if this tendency continues the rule that means see another arms race start by twenty twenty also quite interesting is that many analysts here
in poland including the country's former foreign and prime minister of the see that are there is clearly no threat to call and from its neighbors and they don't see a point in in hell of being so much american military here on syria and at the same time if the previous administration here in calls were saying that it only by close very close ties and noojee cooperation with washington can paul and secure its cd the current administration says no they're trying to hold an independent policy from washington and again judging by their action it doesn't really this policy doesn't really fit in the current picture well russia believes a promise is not enough and wants legal guarantees that the u.s. and its allies want to use their plaid missile shield against it but tom corina from the u.s. based arms control association says divisions within the united states want to encourage
a solution to satisfy both. well they are talking about how to make this a joint system the question is what does joint mean at this point they're talking about sharing early warning information and other radar information which would be a step forward but before they can get there before they can get to a shared system russia needs to be reassured that the system is not aimed at it and again the nato and the united states need to make a joint statement to russia saying that this system is not aimed at you this is them is no danger to you it's focused on dangers and threats from middle east not from russia there is the obama administration very much wants a cooperative relationship on missile defense with russia and very much wants another arms control reduction agreement with russia certain republicans in the u.s. senate do not want those things so we have to make that clear distinction between what the ministration wants and what some members of the senate want so focusing on what the administration wants and what russia wants they both want cooperation on
missile defense and they've got want to move on to a new arms reduction agreement and given that i think there's enough common interest to move that forward. and still to come this hour how opening frontiers is leading to an actual cesário. now says that after years of tight control of the egypt gaza crossing will become completely open and that's got to love the worried well we explained why. now the supreme court has ruled former bosnian serb army general route is fit to stand trial in the hague his family has said he isn't healthy enough to be extradited or capturing him has been a key condition for a service entry and as r.t.d. got that he has a lot of our reports and lot of his arrest is seen as a sacrifice the country's very willing to make. success or sellout the arrest of former bosnian general outcome of each has but serbian headlines once
again for years no nato action u.n. demands or even a five million dollars bounty perhaps by washington could help snare him but the prospect of billions of dollars worth of aid slipping out of reach too much for belgrade a leaked u.n. report stating that serbia refused to cooperate in the search for europe's most wanted man led most to assume membership negotiations would be cancelled and just a week later serbia achieved what he couldn't for the previous sixteen years. if it wanted to hand him over as the price of entering the european union had every interest in doing it as quickly as possible and the targets government which came into power in two thousand and eight should have done it then and they would have done it i'm sure if they'd known where he was officials in belgrade very much hope that they can finally get a piece of the euro pie but the people of serbia doubt it lets. prices you and your mines and your national supply western companies
and organizations who will be able to get into the european union let's call the war criminals and left again it is going to help you get into this so-called rich man's club because we can see the rich once club do it once was great difficulties of itself serbia's are already complied with a lot of e.u. demands including arresting former president slobodan milosevic and political leaders. and each time the response from the e.u. has been enough to keep the dream of membership alive secure this year this is very big news this is a very courageous decision by the sitting president this is morning edition or step for the integration of serbia into the european union one day the arrest of. is a very important step. for integration of the entire region in your atlantic community i know that people will also be thinking about thirty or future
in the european union. what i know is that we will approach that we three new journey because of today but some believe serbia's membership in the could simply devastated country and stead of boosting its economy especially during the ongoing financial crisis of several you member states so be media more publicly controlled by the government. and the military recruiting in unison. the e.u. is some kind of panacea that will resolve the problems now if serbia goes during the i think it will be the first time in history that a wretch has jumped on a sinking ship a long and drawn out trial is almost a guarantee and not many believe it will be an objective process still it seems for the serbian powers that be no price is too high if they are included in the expenditure for another sixty year old general awaits his fate in jail but considering the fact is the rest was one of the major conditions for serbia's
potential acceptance into the european union it seems to be a question of when and not if he will face the war crimes tribunal in the hague. catherine as our r.t. belgrade serbia. and all the way here in r.t. we're in new york to ask if the doomsayers are right turn battering the u.s. and the pacific we are alert. i think we're ok the world in. billion years the sun. it will be ok i'll find out that he's the only one seeing the bright side or whether rand kinds building up a pile of trouble for the future all of that in about ten minutes time. i'll opposition members in georgia are appealing to the e.u. to investigate the government salvage crackdown on protesters during the country's independence day they were demonstrating against what they say is mass top level corruption and accuse president saakashvili of suppressing political freedom the
opposition says the plan. it's a people are being held in jails and hospitals many others including senior political figures are reported missing well those who continue to speak out against the government say they're being violently harassed by special forces opposition leader which is that says welcome part of what he sees as the dire state of the mark recy today's georgia. georgia has become very similar to north korea where people have been taken to hospital brought back to jail beaten again and then taken to emergency rooms where people are forbidden from visiting their loved ones where people are terrorized and where georgian security forces silenced criticism of the government under the traits of more violence this is the democracy we live in i can honestly say that i will have strong doubts whether democratic values even exist in this world if the international community doesn't acknowledge what is going on today in ga. ga's
opposing voices say they are under some of the most intense pressure they faced in years weaving their government's attempt of wiping them out of a largely surfer it was in the square in tbilisi which was the flashpoint for this week's violence there she says dark cloud still hangs over the city. but what we're hearing is in the aftermath of that protest wednesday nights is that the crackdown on a opposition is continuing so we were hearing as he says they said it was a day of independence military parade and certainly this is very subdued there was a heavy military and police presence remaining on the streets many of the streets were closed we saw a lot of the people at that parade itself were military personnel they were civilians turning out to watch that certainly very severe and what we've been hearing since is that this crackdown has continued now artie's cray have actually received a text for someone who says he's. stunned. opposition he let the rally
and what his takes three to r.t. is that it's really very serious situation according to him he's made a number of people including opposition leaders who are missing and he's talking about people who are still being arrested essentially saying that the opposition are still being silenced by sacrificially and his government. police people have been beaten to death some friends have stood there are dozens of opposition supporters can't reach and my friends have simply disappeared. just got to support. one of the opposition leaders which is really. everybody who. has to teach and there is leading up to wednesday what we saw the numbers turning out the demonstrations were markedly less now they're actually divisions amongst the opposition themselves. in her party
against cancer than some of the other opposition parties they call the day of rage that was at the last minute pulled off a lot of things and his face we're talking to you they were very confused they didn't like i was happening so there was a real sort of chaotic at this organized atmosphere there and that certainly affected the turnout so even when thing when they were the original demonstration site outside the t.v. tower the t.v. station into the lacy numbers were later in the day. let them see the streets down to the main parliament building and they went to be in that area and it was the day before the military parades that point people could see that at some point it was thought that the police were going to intervene and the police and the intervention the dispersal was going to go ahead one thing need to happen very very quickly it was extremely violent people with the amount of police it turns out a lot of people say often this was sort of just justifiable
a lot of people thought it was excessive force one of our own correspondents who were suspended channel was hit by one of the rubber bullets here and if you were outside the main area of parliament and you with against and this i think the force that they were using as we said a lot of questions being asked about whether that was excessive force or whether it's justified. well you can get the latest updates on what's happening in georgia direct from our correspondence by following our twitter stream and there are also video reports and opinion on the bloody crackdown against protesters which you can look through on our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash our teenagers.
long struggle to keep it sporters watertight even though it's been at the expense of letting palestinians have access to basic human assesses although it's got a new worry egypt and gaza borders are about to be thrown a wide open after a decision by cairo as policy reports a humanitarian lifeline for arabs is a real headache for television. this is egypt's border with gaza a place where for years the gates was shut off and then opened only the most extreme humanitarian cases were lit through which meant no more than three hundred people a day but wilder was not one of them last year she died from cancer of the stomach she had tried desperately for months to leave gaza for chemotherapy treatment abroad but was never able to get the permission she needed to leave. and a word of the hospital here and they gave me some women and the pain in there and
the borders are poor this is the reason was for. the new egyptian foreign minister says the decision to close the border was shameful on saturday his promise to open buffer permanently without the israelis is coming true no more all in agreement gone up six years ago between another post egyptian president hosni mubarak the united states the israelis and the europeans be in place that agreement gave e.u. monitors access to the crossing and allowed television to supervise and monitor security cameras from afar and he was watching. agent on certain points and checkpoints saw the same interest of both countries. the permanent opening of rougher terrifies israeli citizens especially those who live on the whole i was just eight hundred meters from the israeli gaza border ever since the kibbutz was established nearly sixty years ago it's been on the receiving end of endless rockets and snipers from gaza city there are up there again i mean when we
hear the person receives falling down we have to take their place i said there with that i pulled pork corner of the keyboard there are every right in here the whole area there are just last month a sixteen year old boy was killed when a can someone if a school bus he was traveling home in people who live here are afraid that what will happen next is that more weapons will find their way into the hands of palestinian militants and ultimately be used. against the jewish state playing sure that if the bowl they'll be all pretty freely in your new. cute. in the coming. all of it be reloaded is a munition. they really have much more all the implications of which are becoming clearer by the day and some some eighty five kilometers away from gaza but already a grad missile fired from there has hit the outskirts of the city the israeli army is warning that in the next major conflict tens of thousands of records will hit
television that this means is that daily life was razed to the north far from gaza it's possible coming out of these maybe nice across the country to see on t.v. tel aviv. oh in a few minutes archy's intrepid thomas puts the heat of global warming on ice. scientists all over the world are debating the global warming is it happening or is it not i'm john thomas in antarctica and coming up on r.g.p. we explore what people down here are saying about the subject. now some world news in brief for you greece's senior politicians have failed to agree on a new set of deed costs and reforms which are necessary to stop it sliding into default but the party leaders say that the best person will ruin the country's economy and destroy any to society or their conditions for the vast of bail out of the e.u. and i.m.f. there's other eurozone countries eager to make greece take more of the strings.
exiled former leader of one jurist is due to return to the small central american country on saturday in the hope it might end the nation's political deadlock bungles elia was overthrown by the army nearly two years ago but remains popular. the military has struggled for international recognition of following and its thoughts ally is returned will help legitimize it. the number killed by a tornado that's. swept through a town in the u.s. midwest town of joplin has reached one hundred thirty two friday saw for the first funeral after the party's deadliest twister in six decades hit the authorities say one thousand people on a list of the missing have been found alive all i talk show host laurie hartman is has been asking people in new york whether we need to reassess how we tackle survival during major's lethal onslaughts.
tornadoes ripping down buildings nuclear power plants melting down are we building our society was our family are with any forethought at all this week let's talk about that do you think society thinks the long term or they just always do think the short term i do the things which country are and. i think americans are very short term. why aren't planes made of the material black boxes be out of. this like you know way that those are just not enough for thought put into it i just maybe net or maybe there's other things that we're not really seeing maybe it's you know i mean i'm sure a lot of i'm sure yeah some people that it's become a conspiracy or i think that it and friends the companies but. there is no private interests in the nuclear power plants that i hope that it's sure so maybe if there are people worried about making money so much they make things their part
i think this is it i phones i pads there's no thinking past next five minutes do children i do it doesn't make uncertainty about it does it were ok the world in and last weekend they were four billion years in the sun burns out so they will be ok you know back in the thirty's we said build projects that lasted. for for one hundred years well they looked at will to last that hoover dam is going to last a long time. just like that. they should last a thousand years because hopefully will be around in a thousand years right he put my body out of work that he's in construction so there's a lot of that to it is a fight against the corporation mainly. because you know i mean it's from a purely economic or bunch of you taking. costello those going away and the planet or the corporation. whether or not you think we're building
society responsibly the bottom line is with lives and our planet on the line we can always strive to do better. now to get a proper grip on global warming year after spend some time in the planet's called us climates larking sean thomas reports from deep down under where scientists are getting glaciers to give us clues as to which way or world is heading. each week of lou dobbs hikes to the building towns and don't glitter on kings george island to measure twenty nine different markers. by doing so he can record exactly how the glacier changes each year and it seems that glaciers in antarctica are getting smaller. fighters are glaciers are changing in size points to a change in climates right now we know that since the middle or the end of the nineteenth century the majority of last years are receding it means there is a general warming over climate antarctica provides
a unique opportunity where scientists can get a firsthand look at how this warming trend affects the local ecosystem. greater amount of fresh water is coming from slammed into the sea which forms a fresh water where. surface of the sea water pressure of that is i thought so there is some problems with mixing of the water coral which could possibly influences the structure of the opening to zooplankton and krill are the main source of food for the majority of life in antarctica clearly over the last thirty years in this region the amount of ice which is critical for coral survival in the winter time has declined that means that the area may not support the amount of cruel in the future that it has supported in the past penguins species i delhi penguins and chinstrap penguins are declining in this region principally due to
that the client encroach even though the overall global trend is pointing to what is in fact global warning some scientists are saying that we're living between ice ages and this is all part of a natural cycle in fact there is some evidence to suggest that we're at the beginning of the next cooling trend. on the back of the mean indicator on the glass here is an equilibrium lay in altitudes it's the altitudes where the accumulates the minds of snow equals the males so their minds if they sow to choose gets higher it means that the climate is getting warmer and if the altitude gets lor it means that the climate is getting colder since two thousand and six ounce of tooth keeps getting lower. and while scientists have been keeping track of how the glaciers have been reacting to changes in the environment they say it is just one part of a much larger system we have to keep in mind we don't have a situation where climate change is in the same way all over the planet somewhere it's getting warmer some where it's getting colder and somewhere there are new
changes a toll at the same time which tendency occurs in which area is also changing so is the climate here and right now is constant in the future this can also change though not all scientists agree on the levels of climate change most believe that it is becoming increasingly more important to monitor what is happening on our southern most cantonment antarctica is a truly spectacular place it is changing rapidly and more knowledge about what is changing and why can only help all of us understand how the areas of the planet are going to change in the future so we might have a chance of being prepared for whatever comes down the line in antarctica sean thomas r.t. . well our in-depth news analysis online all the time at r.t. dot com now take a look at what we're lining up for you today artillery fire and destruction that this is no war zone this is expired ammo that's gone up in smoke and put it end
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