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beverly plaza hotel mccann riviera hotel mccown cintra hotel mccaughan. from. the week's top stories on our nato walters's heavy use and most punishing air strikes in the libyan capital killing dozens of the rebels complained the alliance is ignoring the real front my meanwhile the chorus of international condemnation over syria gets ever greater. an american warship doctrine and of justice in ukraine to take part in the don't war games something the russian foreign ministry is completely not happy about join me for all the details in just a few minutes. also this hour anger comes to a boil in greece as the government moves to make deeper cuts and public spending in
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exchange for another e.u. battle out in germany those footing the bill say they're getting tired of paying others debts. and it's the day that marks the birth of modern russia celebrating the country's declaration of sovereignty and its first free elections which led to the historic fall of the soviet union. you're watching live from moscow we have the latest news and a wrap up of the week's top stories for you this sunday we begin in libya where rebel fighters on the mediterranean frontline are trying to retake the major oil port of the we are not far from the capital tripoli tripoli at least a hundred members of gadhafi forces and fifteen rebels have reportedly been killed in fierce fighting well the offensive marks a breakthrough for the opposition which was swept out from the port chiller
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a fire and tense of shelling from pro-government troops about three months ago the advance has prompted the closure of a key supply route from tunisia rebel leaders have complained that nato airstrikes aimed at supporting their military efforts have focused heavily on tripoli rather than on frontlines in misrata and so we are and this is leading to even more civilian casualties as our g.'s reports. salma has been within a hair's breath of death but doctors have performed any a miracle and the young girl is back home with her family she took her mother's pills to kill herself. if someone wants to kill me and billy do myself. but who wants to kill the teenager summers the age of city tripoli has been under constant bombardment by nato forces for three months day and night forms have been falling on the city with a population of around a million no one can ever say when or where the next one would land. this week in
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the most intensive air raids yet there have been sixteen nato air strikes in just ten hours attacks against civilians must stop the must go and the libyan people deserve to determine their own future nato has frequently claim success and the military operation is supposed to protect civilians with the libyan government has repeatedly protested the innocent civilians have been among. the claims have not been independently very high and with one thing is clear since march nineteenth the life ordinarily vince has changed forever son was mother will never forget the day when her daughter preferred death to this new life my girl told me before that she saw death as a good thing and i entered her room that day she was lying on the floor there was smoke everywhere could hardly see what happened but i realized immediately was something terrible this is not fair they told us they want a no fly zone you never said they were going to go he promised to protect us but
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instead they scare us talking about who they are after worker said of his father is more precise and the world no longer needs nato the second world war ended long ago and we try to live our lives will need storage wars and always intervenes in other countries problems we're tired of war our patience is running out let us just live our life has just prolonged its operation and leave it till september people here face months more terror from the skies well of nato as well i'm supposed to target gadhafi his military arsenal actually landed here in this district it didn't destroy the colonel's compound but it's almost damaged the life of one family as you can see the building has quickly been repaired now the question is whether the people will ever recover. r t tripoli. at least thirty people were killed in the even string of nato airstrikes on the libyan
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capital that's according to a government spokesman and then more claims of civilian casualties many question the humanitarian goals of the alliance in an interview with nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen i asked him to clarify how the coalition defiance of the target actually the u.n. security council resolution goes beyond a no fly zone according to the u.n. security council resolution we are mandated to protect the civilian population in libya taking all necessary measures and that's exactly what we're doing right now i just want to clarify for some of our viewers who have seen homes bombs are they've seen civilian buildings blown to pieces there's dancey in a car on a phone or in a hospital on the phone constitute a command center for your purposes when you say any. i would like to stress that we are not targeting individuals we. believe military.
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targets. and of course common control centers can be used to and organize attacks against civilians show amount of control genders are legitimate military targets. but you can find out how the nato chief handles other challenging questions over libya in the full interview on our t.v. later today or you can watch it any time by logging on to our web site r.t. dot com. an american anti-missile warship the u.s.s. monterey has sailed into the black sea ready for war games with the ukrainian navy but its presence so close to russia's southern border has drawn criticism from moscow but says the seals are creating more threats. let's cross live to our g.'s alexei yourself for more details on this development alexei why was this particular ship chosen to take part in the war games. well this american warship the u.s.s. monterey carries a high tech and sophisticated and to my style system called ages and indeed
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according to the plan of the pentagon worked out several years ago that ships of the u.s.s. monterey's class could be moved to the black sea coast in case of an escalating conflict we understand that the u.s.s. monterey was moved from the american course to the mediterranean as part of the new missile defense shield in europe worked out by the obama administration in two thousand and nine but the question which raises eyebrows in the russian foreign ministry and that was published in the statement earlier on sunday that there is as long as there is no violent conflict in the black sea region why is the ship the u.s.s. monterey adopts the adesa hard to take part in the nato war games it is especially if you will during given the fact that all the previous seabreeze war games in order have seen only small u.s. u.s. ships take part in these word games now the last of the u.s.s. monterey clearly the biggest ship of its kind to take part in these games ever
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since ever since their inception of the russian foreign ministry says that this. the fact that the u.s. has monterrey is now in the black sea region is in fact a threat to the russian national security and and some way of violation of the agreements reached between washington in moscow and moscow over the new missile defense plan in europe so clearly the russian foreign ministry is unhappy about the decision to make the u.s.s. monitor a one of the key figures in the no to war game series war games in the desert and obviously they want their voices of concern to be heard in washington so far we've had no comments coming from the american side on this taken by the russian foreign ministry alexei tell us more about what you know about its role in washington's plan and sealed. well we heard many
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stories about the agreements between russia and us and the united states on the missile defense shield we know that there was in the original plan worked out by george w. bush administration it was scrapped by the obama administration when he came to office in two thousand and nine and there seem to have been lots of agreements reached on the march to light of moscow on that issue but recently we've seen many violations according to the russian foreign ministry of this one first we've seen the this embark mint of. the u.s. pressure of missiles in poland in the town of moron we've heard plans of for the construction of radar locations stations in romania and in poland which is also something not discussed between moscow and washington so all these steps are described by the russian foreign ministry and many experts as something not just not discussed between the two presidents president obama and medvedev during their talks in the past several years and experts say that in fact what the pentagon does
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now is a violation of all the agreements this is done without consent so clearly the war of words continues and the slate a statement made by the russian foreign ministry we'll see what developments will have on that clearly moscow wants some answers from from washington and hopefully many experts hope that these answers will come soon and the united the collective security system in europe will be built jointly between moscow and washington well like you said we will most certainly continue to track development alexy or sounds good live from kiev thanks fred. well we move to syria now where government troops have stormed the gravel northern border town of jews are with tanks and military helicopters the army has entered the city in order to quote cleanse it from rebellious armed groups which killed at least one hundred twenty police officers last week britain and france are still pushing for
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a un resolution condemning the brutal crackdown against anti-government activists in syria russia which opposes any attempts to intervene in the syrian conflict said it won't back to move for more on this we can cross live to adrian saw gucci an author and political researcher based in those stories thanks for being with us the u.n. is considering a new resolution contending the crackdown on condemning the crackdown i should say an anti government protests however it includes neither sanctions nor military action what's the point then of this kind of resolution will the goalposts be moved later as you see it. well you went permanently move the goalposts and united nations. is is merely an international organization working to promote the interests of its most powerful members notably the united states britain and eyesores the west the world is concerned also france or in other countries in the european union because just as they are appropriate considering cracking down on
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the syrian government they have not been so they are cracking down on the governments of bahrain or other or each of their point in time when there was also wins for strife i think it's very important to understand that the western media unfortunately give us slices of information every day on for hugely complex problems so that the public opinion is very well informed but understands very little of what is happening we have to see this in the proper historical perspective but what is happening in syria simultaneously in almost all countries in the middle east and in north africa. we flexed internal problems all countries have internal problems no doubt about it and there is a genuine desire on the part of many people in syria no doubt to get rid of its very fossilised government but there is also external interference notably from the united states and from britain and from france to take advantage of these internal problems to promote their own agenda which might have news speak terminology like
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promoting democracy but i hardly think about is that your question there is a hidden agenda and we might even find some of the results of their hidden agenda after we are. harmful such as taking place it's a more switzerland violence in syria shows no sign of abating and i spoke to the nato chief on thursday he found the alliance is not going to intervene in syria he was very frank about it do you think will be quoting that back to him as a contradiction in the future. i saw that wonderful interview you made and i think you probably spoke more than you would have white world the following days and weeks to come will tell but i think we have to look at it from a thawing perspective certainly serious cracking down on rebels who try to construct who are trying to rip the country apart respectable whether we have genuine grievances or we are supported from florida or our own confessed simple.
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and also the same is happening in libya but i would ask what would the united states of america do if texas were to try to secede from the union what would britain do siri or scotland or to try to secede from the union or what would france do if norman detroit to secede from the union any country which is sovereign and wants to resolve it sort of sort of problems must take action against recessions groups irrespective of whether they have. a justifiable grievances or not so here i think we have to be very careful and nato already has a long history of acting illegally as it acted in the one nine hundred ninety nine war in serbia and kosovo war weary went in militarily without a mandate from the united nations and committed such atrocities in one bombing go great for example in serbia bombing hospitals schools school buses and even the chinese embassy it seems that mr wilson seems to have forgotten that i take it that means you think nato will in fact intervene in syria i'd like to turn to libya
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briefly this week report earlier this week suggested that nato sees colonel gadhafi as a legitimate target because the years of course had of the military do you think they have that kind of authority to kill gadhafi without bringing him to justice. well it's the poland of saying that nato has the authority to kill any head of state all heads of state have to be the heads of their military whether it be mr obama in america cozy in france or david cameron in britain what nato is telling the world when you have to read this between the lines headgear respectable legal coverage or not irrespective of who they are right or wrong if i believe they are permanently wrong they have the whole the force the brutal force to impose their agenda their interest and their objectives upon weaker people and what they do have is the support of the global brand of the mainstream media in the west c.n.n. fox news did you see the new york times and daily telegraph with the washington
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post and with that media coverage promoting psychological warfare upon public opinion they feel that they have all the military resources to impose brutal force so if anything what nato is telling the world is we have the armament we're going to impose our agenda on every country in the world whether you like it or not that's why i say what is happening in the middle east it was happening in north africa should be a wake up more protests we've got here because we might see it soon happening for example in my regional american right agents publish a author and researcher on the line with us when our fareed thank you very much for your time. we're going to go to greece now a european of european officials are ready to bailout to give greece about the european central bank and the german government are arguing over how to get private investors to contribute just one year after the first payment the next stage comes with conditions calling on nonsense to implement even stricter austerity measures
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but for more on the situation around greek tad we're joined by our correspondent sara first who is in athens for us to countries have more in our fans there will be no way to greece will not enforce cuts what's the reactions on the streets where you are. with us it's really been a lot of anger at these plays you will start the measures being put in place police this be the poster child of the debt crisis that we seem to give building a the last year they do it with these tough conditions for that bailout money and the struggle really making sense. that it's very likely this will have to be implemented if greece is going to be able to continue this thing international bailout money now all of this on the back of because that was released last week that the sixteen percent of the week what pulls a company out the job shell from. a fifteen to twenty four year old house but there is a lot of i go way. this way you can see the main kind around the this is what
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people have been gathering regulate to protest against these take the measures that we're joined at the name of by kind of gates this. electorate you know the good thing we know these people started to be for. all they going to have any effect is certainly one thing would be that they do seem to be the government but they will this time be any good will be only if if there are going to do so there are going to make matters worse for the past year greece is facing a social disaster. it's on a stereotype program and seen before in greece which has only resulted now south of the ration of living standards are on an extreme rise in unemployment and. they're on a very deep recession and the new program the new commitment there program they're proposing now is just going to it's going to just make things worse it's going to
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put even more started to misery because a privatization program which is not just privatization is completely heal it's complete losing of public companies utilities and assets and the only thing we're going to see is even more employment and even more direction of living standards the only thing that can be compared to greece right now are countries like chile in the ninety seven to something between the said dictatorship mexico after the debt crisis more on experience more. you know better than me like the shock doctrine in the air in the ninety's and in russia this is this is there's no light at the end of the town of. misleading you things and i think that greece being part of the euro zone these are contributing factor to the problems that they do euro zone just like our financial monetary straight jackets it's completely rational when you put countries with the firmer the activity levels different going to competitiveness levels in the same money just like. germany. have you got coming
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out. sort of we are raising our our cost of products they're lowering there but there may be more productive a more compelling very much for joining us and on that night my colleague on your face has been finding out about the feeling in germany and i think there are some people who think it makes but keep it out of the usa together. the euros did leave germany says. he's suing the german government to still be leno's bankrupt neighbors you can. save. greece all the country you have to get rid of great gleeson is no longer worth a candidate gold i'll go with that but i think. the nations labeled in delusion by some as the peaks of europe portugal ireland greece and spain must drop
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the currency now before they drag down other members boards kerber although athens last year raised the pension age to sixty five and could early retirement other countries believe that greek workers work less. we'll bail you out a second time says chancellor merkel but if you want cash in future you must work longer for statements caused greece but they're not happy in the e.u.'s cash capital frankfurt either believing the greeks have had it too easy because if we are going to jail sixty said then it's not possible to dick yeah why should sixty fifty nine which are certainly not responsible for the deaths and the deficits run in portugal greece and the pick states raise the age when when the greek people retire. sorry all three people well we have to work along as well germans or wrote boiling point anger which could spill out onto the streets the
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powerful greens n l suing merkel's government claiming it did facts about bailouts from the public people in germany i ask you we have to pay these so we have to give answers and the answers we don't get from our government even the ruling party's revolting close pizza will she's fighting all rescues since he argues leaving the eurozone is in the interests of the struggling countries. chance to say ok we get out we. solve our problems we have our structures. for money for high interest rates and with some of their money and they can qualify again for the euro maybe after ten fifteen years greece protests the euro's a straight jacket which blocks traditional ways to boost your economy like devaluing the currency or adjusting interest rates even greece's european
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commissioner says that the country's membership of a common currency is a risk unless athens takes the painful cost cutting medicine prescribed by the e.u. and the i.m.f. greeks now agree with germans who say that it's out of control the question is will week states quit the euro and reorganize. and bring the single cause they dealt with the new bush will see linde. then we've got more views on europe's economy later today r.t. talks to the french nationalist leader during the plan says the e.u. has become weak and create only euro was a mistake coming up next hour. well there's a festive atmosphere here in moscow and across russia today as the country marks twenty one years since a clarinet sovereignty followed by the collapse of the soviet union just one year later it held its first free elections which resulted in victory for the reformist
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president. of reports even today memories of that bumpy road to democracy are still fresh in many minds. june twelve nineteen ninety one millions voted to make boris yeltsin russia's first president a watershed moment in the country's history but this was the first free election ever in russia a day after we left behind a totalitarian state and had a new job of building a democratic society that respected the rights of its people by the time the election took place the soviet union had less than a year to live but no one knew how it would disintegrate its fifteen republics began to declare sovereignty one by one while staying a part of the us a saw provoking unrest and even conflict in moscow two leaders also competed against each other we held gold which i was the head of the soviet union chosen by communist functionary boris yeltsin was in charge of new sovereign
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russia and promised reform but calling for an open election yeltsin challenged the authority of the communist party over russia. with this victory in the election yeltsin prove that you can stand up to the communists establishment in an open and public bar he did not cut back room deals or try and protest with this victory ensured that the soviet union could break up with out armed conflict. unlike. leaders yeltsin campaign like a democratic politician meeting the electorate and delivering stump speeches at factories and in town squares. his rallies attracted hundreds of thousands when the election night came we were hopeful with when but we still weren't sure after all it was the communist party that counted the votes but soon enough the results became clear boris yeltsin defeated a communist candidate handily with more than half of the votes. when he led the
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resistance to a father and a coup laid out some of his popularity but over the next decade the support fields and among russians dwindled as the country went through difficult reforms surveys showed that as the anniversary of the election approached if you remember and even fewer care things are going to get i don't have any emotions about it why do you vote for you all to man but i am far less political now. i voted but i can tell you these are all just politicians games they have nothing to do with me. it's not surprising that those who lived through the difficult times did not want to celebrate this occasion but hopefully the next generation will truly appreciate the historic significance of this moment and yeltsin as of now russia's first president himself remains unappreciated although only one in five saying to have a positive attitude towards him many outside of russia side of the even today it's the well kristie is not perfect and some inside the country said they still yearn
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for the soviet union but one thing is very hard to argue against as a result of these changes twenty years ago russians are wealthier more personal and political freedoms eager and. moscow. a short break now here in our town and i'll be back with a recap of our top stories. while
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kings go mad their people suffer. how some take advantage of power that was given to them. secret some big dirty money. on our cheek. in one thousand nine hundred two dr ralph ben straight the university of pennsylvania said what if i can take the gene responsible for growth in human beings and put it into a mouse. drawn all the main risk issues all genetic and there is a ninety five percent of all competent scientists in these fields are verkin for that produces site and only five percent. lead genuinely independent. there is not
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a lot of science that says train genic fish is unhealthy for people to consume which is what the food and drug administration looks at there is a lot of concern about the environmental impacts if a transgenic fish escapes what kind of horrible impact will it have on the rest of the fish moderation i don't know what this might do the us or our children or our children's children in our congress here in the united states legislatures throughout the will be vote all these different laws tax laws and corporate laws what could be more important than deciding on the feminine genetic future of life on earth. gems the official antti outlook a show. called touch from the. life on the go. video on demand cheese and wine filled posts and r.s.s. feed.


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