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margetts. can. find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports. we start stories on our t.v. dozens killed in libya's capital as nato enlargement its most intense bombing raids yet others heavy fighting as rebels renew attacks in the oil port city of zawiya and in syria tension is rising as the government continues its severe crackdown on the opposition. a u.s. navy vessel in the black sea sparked outrage from moscow and claims as a prelude to the planned nato missile defense shield for europe. forgiving others their debts proves too much for one german attorney who said to sue his government for handing out cash to failing euro zone economies while in states that are
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getting a cash bellow the prospect of further austerity measures draws protesters to the streets. and of the scene. that's even just. plays in exchange he'd paid out money for. russia celebrates the country's declaration of sovereignty had its first three elections that marked the definitive end of the soviet union. four am in moscow i match reza bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t fierce fighting is continuing in libya's port city of misrata where rebels using heavy artillery have stepped up their bombardment of khadafi troops pro-government forces responded with heavy shelling
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killing at least six winning sixteen others the fighting comes amid insurgents' fresh attempts to retake another major oil port and earlier a battle in the port left thirty dead and shut down a key supplier to tunisia and even while in the capital tripoli colonel gadhafi over a chest. with the president the world chess federation declared he has no intention of stepping down as arjun is maria emotional reports it's the ordinary people caught in the middle of. saddam has been within a hair's breadth 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 myself. but who wants to kill the teenager summers native city tripoli has been under constant bombardment by nato forces for three months day and night almost have been falling on the city with a population of around
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a million and no one can ever say when or where the next one would land. this week in the most intensive air raid yet there have been sixty nato airstrikes in just ten hours by attacks against civilians must start khadafi must go and the libyan people deserve to determine their own future make as frequently claim success and the military operation is supposed to protect civilians but the libyan government has repeatedly protested the innocent civilians have been among the dad the claims have not been independently verified but one thing is clear since march nineteenth the life would normally be and has changed forever son was mother we'll never forget the day when her daughter preferred death to this new life my girl told me before that she saw 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 he was
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something terrible this is not fair they told us they want a no fly zone he never said they were going to be almost a promise to protect his but instead they scare us talking about who they are have a bulkier sort of his father is more precise and the world no longer needs nato 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 to september people here face months more terror from the skies we had of nato is supposed to targets 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. tripoli. turning
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now to syria where forces loyal to president bashar assad have reportedly gained control over the rebel held town of just are al sure the attack was meant to quote cleanse the town of rebel groups that killed at least one hundred twenty police officers last week meanwhile britain and france are still pushing for a un resolution condemning the brutal crackdown against anti-government activists in syria but russia which opposes any attempts to intervene in syria's conflict said it won't back the move arab world observers believe that some western countries might manipulate the u.n. it's time to benefit from the conflict. the united nations. is is merely an international organization working to promote the interests of its most powerful members notably the united states britain and a source that was the world is concerned also fronts of it in other countries and the european union because just as they are considering cracking down on the syrian government they have not considered cracking down on the governments of that
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arrangement or other or each of the point in time when there was also and. what is happening in syria is simultaneously in almost all couldn't freeze in the middle east and north africa. internal problems all countries have internal problems not know 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. a u.s. warship has failed to ukraine for a joint military exercise in the black sea the rival of the u.s.s. monitor a has already raised concerns and moscow where he's like reports. this american warship the u.s.s. monterey carries a high tech and sophisticated and to marseille system called ages and indeed according to the plan of the pentagon worked out several years ago that ships of
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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 coast 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 docks in that the they are so hard to take part in the nato war games it is especially 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 war games but the russian foreign ministry says that this . the fact that the u.s.s. monterey is now in the black sea region is in fact
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a threat to the russian national security and in some way a violation of the agreements reached between washington in moscow and moscow over the new missile defense plan in europe the initial plan of the george w. bush administration of missile defense shield in europe was scrapped by the obama administration in two thousand and nine and you plan was proposed and agreed between russia and nato but what we've seen so far which we've been seeing recently described by the russian foreign ministry and many experts as a situation when words do not match actions now first we've had american patriot missiles dispatched in the polish town off more on now we've heard furthermore plans of building radar locations stations in romania and turkey and in poland so all this. according to the russian foreign ministry is not something discussed between presidents who did it and obama between russia and nato so clearly the war of words continues and it is interesting to see whether there will be any reaction
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on the latest statement by the russian foreign ministry published on sunday so that's the concerns raised by the statement and the direct accusation of washington of not keeping its promise and moats trying to build a collective security system in europe together and doing it only in one way order . coming up in a few minutes one woman's fight for her dead son's family we followed controversies surrounding her grandmother's attempts to become the legal legal guardian of her dead son's children born through surrogate mothers after he died coming your way in a few minutes plus. the u.s. steps up its undermanned attack drone program and with it possible fears of a playstation main talent replacing morals when it comes to warfare. before we get to that is european officials are close to giving a second rescue package to deeply indebted greece the european central bank and the german government are looking for ways to involve private investors in the bell out
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it's an attempt to handle the crisis the greek government has revealed a series of deep cuts triggering demonstrations across the country or sorry for it has more from athens. place just paint the face the child of the day i set the scene and the building and the last year they killed me with these conditions for the balcony understudied really looking fat cat and me that is very like a penis will have the advantage if greece is going to be a good t.v. i think international bailout money now all this on the package because the companies love it said sixteen percent of the fleet but calls i currently have to jump way ahead display fifty coming fans around me this is why people have been capturing regulate psychiatrists against the state all states measure at which point at the moment by atlanta gates and he'd like to lead the head way now these people state measures being. all they can have and it will be only if if they're
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going to have this is they're going to make matters worse for the past year greece is facing a source of disaster it's honest there is a program on scene before which has only resulted in the south at the ration of living standards are an economic strain rising unemployment. and. other and a very deep recession and the new program the new medium term program they're proposing now that's going to it's going to just make things worse it is a privatization program which is not just privatization is completely new it's completely losing of public companies utilities and assets and the only thing we're going to see is even more employment and even more serious in the living standards it's a question of living here i think again i think that greece being part of the euro zone is a contributing factor to the problems that the euro zone is like a financial monetary straitjacket it's completely rational when you put countries
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with different reflectivity levels different countries competitiveness levels in the same money michael. in finding out about the feeling in germany and i think there are some people who think that meat might be better out of the usa altogether . the euros did longly germany says top lawyer marcus kerber he's suing the german government to stop. paying cross neighbors you can all say thank you greece to the country you have to get rid of greece is no longer the. number of the euro. the nations labeled in delusion by some as the peaks of europe portugal ireland greece and spain most drop their currency now before they drag down other members wards kerber. things last year raised the pension age to sixty five and could early retirement other
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countries believe that greek workers bookless will bail you out a second time says chancellor merkel but if you want cash in future you must work longer statements caused briefs 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 chill sixty stand then it's not possible to declare why you should go with sixty fifty nine which are certainly not responsible for the debts and deficits running portugal greece in the pit states raise the age when people retire . sorry all three people well we have to work along as well germans or wrote boiling point anger which could spill out spawns of the streets the powerful dreams and else merkel's government claiming it did facts about bailouts from the public
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people in germany i ask you we have to pay it is so we have to give answers and the answers we don't get from. government even the ruling party is revolting close pizza will shoes for it's all risk use since he argues leaving the eurozone is in the interests of the struggling countries to take the chance to say ok we get out we. have our victory structures or simply for money for high interest rates we lose some of the money and. qualify again for the maybe after ten fifteen years greece protists 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 commissioner says that the country's membership of the common currency is that risk
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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 it's out of control the question is will week states quit the euro and reorganize. and bring the single cause the down with the new bush will see. out of the story of a russian grandmother whose attempts to keep the memory of her late son alive have landed her in a bit of legal and moral controversy or he's our son has the details. it was only after fifty seven that lamar understood the true meaning of having her hands full an accomplished scientist a wife of three decades and also a devoted mother none of these roles kept her as busy as she is now her tragedy she became a grandmother only after she'd lost everything else to just you know the death of my son created a hole in my life that i will never close but the birth of my grandchildren
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certainly provide some solace is god's gift to me the mar son died of cancer three years ago but before his first chemotherapy session doctors conserve his sperm but the help of surrogate mothers two sets of twins were brought into their world. the march has meant laughter for scientific career was put on hold yet lamar says they're all trifles compared to bereavement brought about by her son's death you should perish. it's love which is far away grief but it's love nonetheless three years ago i couldn't imagine myself even smiling let alone laughing or singing songs for the little ones pull me out of this abyss of despair. with her large family support lamar says she has no financial or parental concerns about raising her grandchildren the main problem now is the reluctance of the russian state to
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recognize her as the moderator of these children and her deceased son as their father. kill or believes the law is in their side and. according to russian law there are no limits on who can become appearing through the use of surrogates motherhood's of course cases like this one are still very unusual in russia that's why some registration officers or courts officials may be confused and refuse to greatest to children but the law is definitely in our favor . the murderer is the third woman in russia who used the sperm of her deceased son to continue the family's lineage yet whether it is due to her age or the sheer number of children involved her story a good many russians questioning the affix of this kind of parenting. you would. comics ultimately lead to this very ambiguous situation we can really tell the difference between a son and a grandson there are so many orphans in russia so she wanted to be
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a mother she could have easily realized her maternal instincts i think ultimately it's a very selfish drive to pass through genes no matter what you couldn't care less about societal attitudes too much suffering for the loss of your only son persuaded her that there is no such thing as too many grandchildren russian law has not age kept for people willing to adopt children the only cabbage is that a potential parent should be at least sixteen years older than the child and the muskies these age difference is almost sixty years is doesn't sit easily in a country where most people become parents before they turned thirty they were raising even two kids is often seen more than a handful. artsy moscow. this week the united states made a number of airstrikes including drone attacks in pakistan in yemen american system targets were militants but unofficial reports suggest there were many more civilian
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casualties than first admitted. are already behind robotic attacks being increasingly called into question. this was so that when a u.s. drone hit the house of this young man in pakistan he lost an eye both legs and three family members. these people are demanding the cia be held responsible for the deaths of their loved ones but to no avail with the use of drones comes a lack of accountability those are being operated by somebody at a command center in langley virginia they're watching it on video on a video screen they're pressing the button they're deciding who lives and who dies and then they go off for a weekend where they have barbecues in their suburban virginia and suburban maryland homes and who pays the price the people who are the victims of the attack is there accountability none whatsoever drones have become the symbol of america's undeclared wars wars that seem to have no state all the gold boundaries we've all
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grown up in new realm of warfare a new rule more of breaking international and domestic law. using pakistan yemen and elsewhere they have killed scores of civilians the former chief counterinsurgency strategist for the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks kill fifty not targeted persons for each intended target but one of the things the united states kind of pretends is that we are morally superior we are better just able to judge what is good for other people and therefore we are entitled to inflict our judgement on them and that we presume they will be grateful to us for it but that is not what happens ever and it's not what's happening in yemen it's not what's happening in pakistan they are furiously and raged with us washington is looking to increase the funding for droom development by seven times over the next ten years a large part of that will go towards an armed surveillance drones the u.s.
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has for years been using them in another of its undeclared wars against drug traffickers in mexico the mexican government allows you. u.s. spy planes despite public discontent there's a lot of concern that the use of these drones by the u.s. government has more to do with u.s. control over mexican territory actually going out to the drug lords and winning the drug war while issues of international law and sovereignty trigger a little interest among americans the prospect of having surveillance drones spying all across the u.s. itself surely now you asked police agencies are asking for drones for domestic surveillance raising the alarm among those who think that could be the end of american freedoms and specially when you look at constitutional activities like free speech activities are going to be hovering over crowds that are merely maybe protesting the war protests and some are governmental act and they'll be chilling free speech and your old will be equipped with some sort of weapon so some people
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are saying lasers will be able to uninsured the students who are advocating against the government they've already been used in some instances in the united states and in two thousand servant protesters in washington d.c. noticed small objects floating overhead it looked like dragon turned out they were robo flies developed by the pentagon now surveillance devices as america continues developing this play station mentality killing an intelligence gathering in pakistan people leaving the fear that it may be time they could become a target of the most deadly videogame and maybe hearing being the last year that with their rapid expansion of spy drones over their own territory they could one day wake up the man on to the police state i'm going to check our reporting for nothing. you can check out archie dot com for more perspectives including one from u.s. radio host alex jones who thinks abuse of drone technology could be the start of a terminator style warfare ruled by robots check that out also on line for you crowded space the international space station gets greener residence doubling the
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number of humans currently in orbit and by an international crew will perform unique research including an attempt to find a cancer cure but also be. expecting a farewell visit from knots as atlantis struggled the last ever flight in the current us space shuttle program. plus top secret we follow the death and gathering of the world's power brokers and try to uncover what's actually being cooked up behind closed doors at the builder board meeting this and plenty more to click away. now to some other stories making headlines across the globe in the wake of the fukushima crisis italy is holding a referendum on whether the country should or of its atomic energy ambitions plans to restart the country's nuclear program by two thousand and fourteen were shelled due to safety concerns following the japanese and said it germany recently took a decision to phase out nuclear power completely by two thousand and twenty two switzerland has opted for a similar route. with most votes counted in the country's general election
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turkey's prime minister tayyip erdogan seems to have won a third term in office his ruling justice and development party claimed victory with fifty point two percent of the vote but it fell short of gaining enough seats to call for a referendum on a new constitution the main opposition party the people's republican party took twenty six percent of the ballot on earlier pledged changes to the constitution to improve basic rights and freedoms. there's a festive atmosphere here in moscow and across russia as the country marks twenty one years since it declared sovereignty an impressive firework display lit up moscow's sky the day also marks the country's first free elections which resulted in a victory for reformist president boris yeltsin in one thousand nine hundred one truly afterward the soviet union officially collapsed but his arteries and we're all going to have never reports even today the memories of the bumpy road to democracy are still fresh in many people's minds. twelve nineteen.
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millions voted to make glorious seal solutions first president to shouldn't movement in the country's history with this. it was the first free election ever in russia 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 and moscow to leaders also competed against each other we held which i was the head of the soviet union chosen by communist functionaries or a c. else and was in charge of a new sovereign russia and promised reform but calling for an open election yeltsin challenged the authority of the communist party over russia. with this victory in
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the election yeltsin proved that you can stand up to the communists establishment in an open and public manner he did not cut back room deals or try and protest with this victory ensured the soviet union could break out without armed conflict. unlike former soviet leaders yeltsin campaign like a democratic politician meeting their 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 would win 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 resistance their father in a coup laid out some of his popularity peaked but over the next decade the support fields and among russians dwindled as the country went through difficult reforms
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surveys showed that as the anniversary of the election approached to remember and even fewer care things being made i don't have any emotions about it i did vote for you all to nan but i'm 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 of yeltsin as of no russia's first president himself remains unappreciated with only one in five saying to have a positive attitude towards him many outside of russia said at the even today it's the world is not perfect and some inside the country so do they still yearn 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 and more personal
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and political freedoms. see moscow. stay with us here on our t.v. our interview and sports still ahead but first i'll be back with a recap of our top stories. to a substantial degree and one time or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of europe and the shadow is encroaching upon
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. the early twenty first century military bases and network of military bases all around the forms of the evil empire that the united states is trying to get its astonishing most americans have no idea there are more than a quarter of a million and more than two hundred fifty thousand us troops stationed on these bases all around us. we don't have foreign bases of america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in our bases are fine. noises our north of those bombs to us at all because they're our bases but for other people it's almost like a cancer here from space. since the end of world war two the spaces have been.

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