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in the movie the joint the hotel rooms the home of villas the gateway who took the grand imperial trilogy the taj was close coromandel you can go with hotel close leisure which is sedated to go clear brotherson the colonel was hotel as used to retreat. power to warsaw court acquits seven polish soldiers of killing six afghan civilians including a pregnant woman and child citing a lack of evidence to support war crimes charges. bosnian serb wartime come out of iraq of large begins his way to the un prison in the hague to be tried for genocide but the evidence is in question. made so prolonged use its mission in libya for three months to keep the pressure on colonel gadhafi the critics say it's a sign the coalition forces are well down in the conflict. and coming up on
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business an exclusive interview with the deputy chairman of russia's largest company gazprom about the government's plans to increase taxes on the industry i'll bring you the story in more than around twenty minutes time. hello this is r.t. it's ten pm here in moscow is kevin owen with you this hour with our top story and seven polish soldiers standing trial for the killing of afghan civilians in two thousand and seven have been acquitted a court in warsaw dismissed the war crimes charges over a lack of evidence the soldiers were accused of opening mortar and gun fire on afghan village that killed six people our european correspondent daniel bushell has got the details. on sixteenth of august two thousand and seven polish troops fired twenty six mortar shell and machine gun fire on an afghan village killed reportedly
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a man getting ready ready for his wedding as well as the pregnant women and children other troops claim that they were ordered to do so by their commander and the firing on civilians was an accident now the judges ruled that there was not enough evidence for the cole thank you should prosecutors want to twelve years in jail for the suspects this is the first time that polish troops have been caused accused of war crimes in the afghanistan war and if in fact this is added to the calls for the nato troops to leave afghanistan of course the war here is extremely unpopular throughout the european union already we just saw president. karzai of afghanistan saying that america was on its last chance nato troops having killed another fourteen civilians recently really gave. afghans no choice but to declare war on the nato troops if they continue to kill civilians to kill
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innocent afghans he said really there was no excuse for the amount of. apologized but the civilian casualties are considering continue to mount there have been hundreds of civilian deaths from the bombing and military experts here really see no sign of the death toll fully artie's during a bushel reporting there. from the polish group stop the war told me earlier that this case is given a whole new insight into what polish soldiers do in afghanistan. now the case of our number here is really important in poland because it is the fairest is really the first case when it is seen that polish troops in afghanistan are you know building schools and so on how it is usually seen in media but. to be honest is just a people an iceberg we know that what's the government is doing here and probably should military. officers are doing is. sending troops to afghanistan
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it's making the object the bill it is conditions to such a tragic or contrived situation and to captain we really don't know if those soldiers are guilty or not but which we know now that there are other people who should be punished for sending troops to afghanistan for being there as are people from other cultures who have no ideas about language about the religion of the people of afghanistan so in the extreme situation it goes to simply you know lack of dignity lack of respect or of the only people. there from poland stop a war in giving his view on the country's mission in afghanistan to. form of was a serb army chief of knowledge he said for his first appearance before the hague walk trot crimes tribunal on friday the sixty nine year old will be asked to enter
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a plea on charges of genocide he's accused of ordering the killing of some eight thousand muslim men and boys it separates or ninety ninety five and his country deserves found when you're questioning the legitimacy of the evidence. sixteen years on the run six days in serbian court and the rest of his life in the hague. official belgrade was more than ready to extradite former bosnian serb army chief. in a matter of hours but the i.c.c. y. is not as ready to prosecute more that is accused of ordering the mass murder of muslim men and boys in the village of serving it so in one thousand nine hundred five. the hague tribunal does have a lot of evidence regarding the massacre but is all of it valid and if you look at the forensic evidence. very carefully it is not supported at all anything close to the completion of eight thousand
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people were summarily shot. the server software. in any criminal case of this nature the first thing you look at is the forensic evidence and the forensic evidence is the flimsiest part of the case there are questions about the way the evidence has been interpreted for instance with the autopsy reports the i.c.t. why presents three thousand five hundred sixty eight reports as corresponding to three thousand five hundred sixty eight bodies but many researchers who went through the files say most of them are body parts which means all lot yes people but even if the hague tried to support without gathering further evidence it will still be many months before the trial can begin the big always says kind of things as they read it's it's been an improvisation they've changed indictments on
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people they've written and some people who've actually been granted already exported to the hague meaning first to get arrested and then you get an indictment against so that's the the way. it works so it won't be a surprise if they adjusted like me and like a few more times they did it with the law sure rich they did it with others they've done it. so it's just standard procedure for a tribunal in the case of former president slobodan milosevic it took over a year for proceedings to start because no loss of a child to familiarize himself with over a million pages of this trial and time is precisely what i can let each present have. you don't need to be an expert to understand what for my father is in a very poor condition he can't even read he has to go through thousands of pages to be able to testify in court that he's simply unable to do that he has difficulties
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with speech too how will he consult with his lawyers it's impossible problems with his memory he may remember things that happened long ago the same time he can remember what happened yesterday or the day before yesterday how can a person with these health problems appearing cool. so the icy g.y. may well find itself in a tight spot again more and more people are criticizing their lack of objectivity and they've yet to complete a high profile creates a match is a worry for belgrade which wants to complete this particular episode to history official belgrade extradited from a lot of in a matter of hours hoping to close this chapter of their history as quickly and painlessly as possible but the near guarantee that his trial in the hague will take at least a few years he said for serbia this chapter will remain open for just as long. as he and the serbian capital belgrade. welcomes political analyst meeting with the
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tribunal is not going to be impartial towards knowledge because the hague basically to do america's bidding. principle of all civilized countries legal laws are will be accused all those who participate in the legal process and must be subject to the same laws as the accused no one is above the law is the statement well here everybody but everybody is above the law how will a new clues let's consider for example the bombing of radio television serbia in belgrade and were trying to further a paper in one thousand nine hundred ninety sixteen people died as a result of the bombing which happened where you were spraying. and the tribunal never actually indicted anyone or without. that's an important situation only those are being tried to cover so the us government actually is targeting forward something comes from washington basically and then somebody tries to carry it out
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and find an appropriate charge there are numerous situations already with. still out of the program not enough jobs for americans even low paid work runs out of us in the column this morning a ticking time bomb of unemployment is threatening the nation. nato is extending its operation in libya by another three months the alliance chief says the decision is meant to signal to colonel gadhafi that the coalition is determined to fulfill the u.n. mandate to protect the libyans said more on this than from a journalist small city in williamsburg joining us from new york british day to you from moscow thanks for the program you say in a recent article the choice in libya is clear support a popular uprising or support the popular unpopular tyrant but what about the third option then stay out of it what's wrong with that idea. well we have a whole new era of the responsibility to protect and there was a lot of widespread pressure in europe less so in america where they're tired of
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going to stern and iraq to say that these people could not stand by and watch these people being killed by gadhafi his military plan so there was intervention and i must remind you that the security council voted for that intervention to protect civilians and you know there are people who abstained but they could have voted against and stopped it judges are the way assuming the world community felt that this had to be done judging by the way it's turning out that it's not been terribly successful do you think they're regretting that decision to go ahead with it and intervening. well i think they knew it was a risk at the time the gamble was that once the look at their fees forces saw there was a price to be paid they would reconsider their support and we're seeing some signs of that now i mean in the last twenty four hours we've had the defection of the oil minister who follows the foreign minister who follows most of the ambassadorial corps we've seen it be fraction of officers and soldiers eight officers and one
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hundred twenty libyan soldiers so it's clear that support for gadhafi is eroding and around the resolution was sort of it was patched together to meet the objections the legitimate objections of people on the security council about not wanting another iraq or afghanistan so the no occupying forces no boots on the ground basically stopped the one option that would have dealt with it very quickly you know if the arab league had armed forces or of russia and volunteered they could have gone in and cleaned out gadhafi in no time at all but conducting an air war even in the special circumstances of libya with lots of desert and lots of extended roads is not an effective way in the end to win these battles but it can't go much more question about maybe you know is nato regretting what it's doing u.n. investigators now say in the gadhafi forces and the opposition forces have committed war crimes in libya with that in mind now what's what's happening what we're seeing the information is coming through that that news do you think nato is
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really regretting what it's done. i don't think it i think it's it's regretting that it's in for the long haul they would have liked it to be quick but i don't think nato is regretting it as such but if it was one of the options that they calculated to begin with that it might take longer than they thought what the option was to stand by and watch benghazi fall at the time and that was something that was politically insupportable at home i think and why wasn't tension paid for instance yemen or bahrain the troubles going on. or syria at the moment you know these are political remember the key political element here was that the arab league these neighbors asked for this intervention you might have noticed that saudi arabia is not calling for intervention other forces in bahrain nor in yemen so you know the political component here is the first of all the
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soviets and the chinese or the russians sorry on the chinese abstained in the security council the arab league actively called for if there is support from other african countries that this these are case by case judgments in the security council they don't establish precedence and the one key point here was that he was profoundly unpopular with all of his neighbors in a way that the king of bahrain is nuts and bashir al assad isn't quite you could look at salah as well i mean in the end these are some of the there already sanctions in some of these cases so he had what should be done rather what should be done now in bahrain so in what should be done now in libya libyan authorities have accused the coalition of killing over seven hundred people so far as a result of these air raids is the killing of even more people justified for the sake of removing things you think. well i think the credibility of gadhafi and his
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regime is very very low it's possible that some people have been killed certainly not on that scale it's noticeable that he hasn't taken the foreign press who are available in tripoli to see these massive casualties and there are no independent reports of them and there are actually demonstrations in tripoli itself within the last twenty four hours showing that he is his only hold on power is through his militia the military of defecting the question is when will he go and that's a question which everybody from moscow to washington to london is asking and it's the question the president is omar of south africa is asking him at the moment he's trying to get him a clear exit out and there are complications because of the international criminal court indictment of course he wants immunity from prosecution and you know politically it might have been unwise to of done that but it was to try to send
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a signal to him of the consequences of his continuing action or i will journalists nor three williams thanks for being the program and ignition your insight into this ongoing story thanks. fourteen million americans unemployed the numbers rising relentlessly it was so many people on the breadline economists say forget the war on terror right now the lack of jobs is the biggest threat facing the world's wealthiest nation report not. here the golden arches that stretched across the globe from london to brussels to moscow millions flock to mcdonald's in search of french fries in big macs but what about those in search of a career if i was in dire straits i might go to mcdonald's but the entire time i was there would be looking for something better to offend but ultimately he says i would look for other things first that's for sure i don't know but it's yeah. i think a it's just the worst the bits you see about
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a job ever. and meanwhile just across the atlantic they seem a roma you're going to go but a much greater sense of appreciation for spirit work and i was able to go from a grow person to restaurant manager. the benefits ongoing benefits of working with people. it is a secure career in a secure in the u.s. where nearly fourteen million people are unemployed a career at mcdonald's has become appealing back in april the fast food chain launched its first ever national hiring day nearly one million people applied for a job but only six out of every one hundred applicants were hired. mcdonald's created sixty two thousand new minimum wage u.s. jobs in one day but for the past seven weeks more than four hundred thousand
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americans filed new claims for unemployment this has forty five million american. are reportedly already receiving food stamps a con a missed and often less leopold says washington is ignoring a ticking time bomb we have the richest country on earth who can put its own people to work that's a disaster waiting to happen that's the far the biggest threat to america in the wake of osama bin laden's assassination he wants leaders say terrorism continues to be the biggest threat against americans there is no doubt that al qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us against a country where some forty four million americans don't have health insurance a reported one in seven children are homeless america's double were bill tops one point two trillion and the richest four hundred americans hold more wealth and the bottom fifty percent combined to one hundred wars and tax cuts for the super rich
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they've lost their focus they no longer have their eye on the prize which is you have to put the american people back to work back to work in what's being dubbed a make jobs u.s. recovery where a nationwide recruitment drive by a low wage employer still sends ninety four percent of applicants back to the golden arch arena porton i am artsy new york. we look online tonight so we got there for you these stories just a click away ukrainian city is banning dogs and other domestic animals from behavior right here barking meowing all night how do you do that and it wants to cash in on anyone who's a tax break and more money if they do a wrong doing mr dean and more online tonight plus i bet you know that in the same dinner as this child russian real estate mogul find out why publicly at this.
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particular night there was not drinking vodka we can assure you we're told that printing water seemed to do the trick starting. his ass international monetary fund for a loan of up to eight billion dollars the country is currently facing its most severe financial crisis in a decade in recent years the i.m.f. so really given the country three point five billion dollars the organization is now in the mission there to check whether the country capable of paying the loans back the economic situation by the recent deteriorated so rapidly last week the government was forced to devalue the national currency. next the u.k. is not used to coalition governments but when the coronas for all involved insisted it would be a much made in heaven but after a string of painful reforms biting budget cuts and political sniping the cracks are starting to show and many now doubt the government will last as full term as artie's more amateur reports. what difference what a difference
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a year makes back then it was spring smiles and a rosy reception as britain emerged from a power vacuum within a range political marriage but the honeymoon is over and parliamentary insiders reveal you can cut the atmosphere with a knife in the corridors of power last year the unhappy couple agreed on health reform three key principles freedom fairness and responsibility but doctors and nurses find it it's too bitter pill to swallow hard and see you as a frontline nurse cameron still in loosely still exist and a good thing to take care is clearly to people the n.h.s. becoming a market is it doesn't sync with good health care for the country because it's going to drag this which is just minutes of being at least speak and then take it out and treat it exactly as a she is going. to be friends with the embattled leader of the junior coalition
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party nick clegg says he's prepared to overrule and undermine the pale well there's a lot of tension to speak of our plan because clegg feels he's a lot stronger this exposed by tories heights of the jury the eight feet today all the lights were full arm so there is not actually used to be lights the truth is that it's quite hard leading liberal democrats insist it's business as usual and although clearly cracks are showing they're adamant they'll keep the coalition soldiering on for another form. years oh i have no doubt it will survive for four years because we are going to create programs. on almost all of which there is no controversy clegg is understandably wary the british care passionately about their health service and politicians meddle at their peril cash needs to be cut that clegg news first hand the feeling of the knowledge being out for you like when
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students marched on mass blaming him personally during creasing college days when he promised not to see the speed of slashing spending p.c. the government taking the people and when the dems buckled into past the cuts it brought the coalition to breaking point i think that the politicians of the type put it to them start to feel what the westminster leader should stick them over. to the party will watch the highlights then i think that the foreign press which the recent referendum and local elections have put the liberal democrats on the back thirds their response to that has been to come out by saying the health service reforms are now undergoing what's being called a listening exercise and then they'll be put back in the ring but with cameron and clegg barely on speaking terms the times governing looks difficult and keeping it going for another four years looks even harder you are emmett forty. also the
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news tonight at least forty one people think killed him over my clashes in the yemeni capital violence started after a ceasefire between security forces and groups along to rival tribes militants and taken over several government buildings in sanaa including the headquarters of the ruling party over three hundred being killed since protests against president sunday three months ago. spanish farmers of the money compensation after it was proven they weren't responsible for producing q companies contaminated with a lethal strain of e. coli which has been worst hit still trying to find the source of which continues to seventeen already died and hundreds suffering pretention fatal symptoms. of all. this is r.t. from moscow. hello and welcome to your business update here on our we start with an r.t. exclusive the government is once again turning to the gas industry to help balance the books but finance ministry says the tax burden on the sector will grow by more
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than seventeen billion dollars in the next three years greece is causing concern for gazprom as alexander medvedev the deputy chairman of russia's biggest company explained this. is a company with. control. of the go. get the right. tool for the request. of the company. but from. the. from the always. confused. and it seems the government is aware of the danger of overtaxing gazprom but gazprom deputy chairman says a compromise has been found that's acceptable so both sides. program we.
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go on the. region we. go. all in the budget for the. program. but you can watch the full version of our interview with gazprom steps the chairman on monday here on odyssey and of course and also be hosted on our web site let's take a look take a look at the markets now and they've gone into a speedy retreat after four u.s. jobs and manufacturing data undermined products for recovery looking at oil first light sweet has lost well over two dollars now with grains following suit but the street is also suffering with the dollar and nasdaq solidly lower after a four day winning streak bank stocks are among the worst performers with morgan chase off nearly three percent here in moscow the markets gave up early gains to
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close in the red but my sense almost one percent down looking at the individual share moves on the my sex energy majors end of the day among the top losers corporate four and a half percent after a jump of five percent in the last minutes of tuesday's trading session meanwhile values gold advance two point six percent amid stronger precious metal prices. the united states risks defaulting on its debts in ten weeks if it can't raise more money the country's already reached its debt limit of around fourteen trillion dollars and still needs to borrow more but the house of representatives has voted down a bill to raise the debt ceiling patrick young editor of the gathering storm a book about the financial meltdown and these american politicians are suffering from a collective delusion. but we're in a very very dangerous game of chance aren't we i mean it's quite incredible that the americans are so oblivious to the real politic of their economic situation that they're even willing to breach their debt ceiling and go towards the fact that they
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could run out of money pragmatically we really must hope that they don't do so but at the same time well i'm not very confident because quite honestly the democratic party don't seem to have the slightest understanding of the real world or indeed the real america the good news is that at least for those of us who are some way away from america we won't have to head to the hills and manage to finish our own sweaters and trade beans in order to eat or something but it's certainly going to be a very difficult situation i mean the odds are that america will come up with a hardship the eleven far and it will go forward the problem is it will be a solution it will be a flood and it just means they're kicking the can down the road if they go bust there is obviously going to be a very very significant crisis and a valid point in time we really have an issue with the business of money itself people would be advised to hold assets rather than pure fear catch. and that brings you up to date with business and now i'll be back in just under an hour's time with more stay with us the headlines next.
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