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china's leader comes to moscow to strengthen trade ties there boosting two of the world's major emerging economies. the fate of colonel gadhafi russia's and going to leave you hold stocks with officials in tripoli trying to mediate an answer to levy a civil war and the future of its leader. and the greek government teeters on the brink of collapse after a violent protest involved athens in the face of deeper public cuts to the string king economy. and it's the white knights in russia's north and that means it's time
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for the fifteenth annual save petersburg international economic conference for debate and discussion this time around russia's ascension to the world trade organization and the creation of a team ten billion dollars state by private equity fund a mattress a live in st petersburg well of all this and more in our business report. this is our c coming to live from moscow with joshua welcome to the program to the world's biggest and fastest growing economies russia and china are meeting in moscow gas is one of the main sources of discussion as moscow becomes a vital supplier of energy fueling the massive growth of its eastern neighbor because we know there are reports on the other shared interest the two nations will be talking about. we know that both sides say there's still a lot of room for improvement within their bilateral relationship of course russia
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and china are each other's biggest neighbors and both sides certainly have a lot to gain a lot of beneficial relationship with their neighbor rochelle force is one of the world's largest stocks the sources of natural resources such as oil and gas and we do know that there are ongoing talks with gazprom and the chinese national gas company for gas supplies and also a gas pipeline that will be a starting in west siberia heading all the way to china we know that according to the gas pumps you know like c miller the agreement for gas supplies to china was supposed to be signed sometime in two thousand and eleven and we know that today during. the chinese leaders visit a gas from officials will be present that of course those discussions will be taking place and we also know that china of course is a very lucrative market for russia not only for its natural resources but for
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various other things and right now all of the great churn over the bilateral trade turnover with china is one of the biggest that russia currently has so a very strong partnership that has the potential to go even stronger and that is definitely something that both hu jintao and timothy mcveigh did will be looking to achieve during this meeting most people do seem to think that the questions of both syria and libya will definitely be raised during the chinese leaders time here in moscow we know that in the easing of s c o countries where the two leaders met a disagreement of some sort was reached in both sides do seem to share the position that a military presence or a military intervention is definitely not the correct solution and will not bring peace to libya and the diplomatic ways. to resolve the conflict should be sought after and now before i should be preferred over any kind of military presence in
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that area of course we do know that both sides do seem to agree on that position in regards to only with libya but also with syria the bull's eyes are gates any sort of potential intervention or even potential un sanctions and that is something that is most likely going to be reiterated once again that shared position here in moscow. caterina's arms they are now for more on russia china relations sucking up to katrina culture knowledge from moscow state university of international relations and she's written extensively on security in asia pacific region country no thank you for being here with us now the two nations have become each other's major trading partners as we can see but what does that mean is russia drifting more towards asia president europe and the united states. are just as attention camp is sincere with their recent developments with china getting the second becoming the second to becoming part of their approach her body i think that's who
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we should look at the situation more broadly for example if we look at a year of work to go with germany which is the next to major in a bar there prashar are probably economic point of view in europe it's no my mother things through the economic problems with the european economy how whether it's the economy is that part of problem of the main problem here is the situation in europe in general and china on the other hand is on the rise our goal to leave not only it from the point of view russia china trade on the commodity relations are going back to the for russia live there and it's more important to keep the balance between here a piano and asian economic and political bar there is and we definitely should look at a more long a long term. trounces to make such conclusions well because you know looking at the economic landscape of the region russia also maintains good relations with india
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which is one of china's main competitors there how does basine view this collaboration. because it's not a secret that are sure to start bully is mandating a quite good relations with india are as well as with trying to go forth. and this is about it and it will look at the situation thrown by it but why did you india china relations ok are economic dimension is oh it's also very robust. i think that's of course here in china can feel a some difficulty is that about it but the general trend and the empirical facts show that the cooperation in that prayer the former i mean russia china india did that in india or. even helps to level. the results on political digitals difficulties between the china and india so i think that in the near
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future process prospect it's even better for russia to play such a media row between india and china. despite what seems to be a very stable and dynamic relationship between the two countries there are still some bumps on the road dear and one of the problematic issues i should say for the two countries for maintaining weapons exports so back in the one nine hundred ninety s. china was the leading buyer of russian arms but now russia fears china is copying its weapons and selling them at lower prices do you think this is clouding the relations between the two countries. are yes and yes because of course it's a it's a problematic issue here and. this situation drives the military technical cooperation in trade and the military tactical sphere to. the case of unbalanced partnership but. on the other hand it's a good impulse to revise or great relations on military technical corporation and
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to strike the great crowd out here but you know it is maybe only modo which we also have with the interior when we pick up the rate in the high tech spear and this regime is really successful so i think that this is really an impulse to revise to rethink what should be the next step and in china russia military operates all right president calderon from moscow state university of international relations thanks very much for sharing your views with us here on our t.v. much appreciate it. the fate of libya's leader and the political way out of the civil war or will be at stake drawing talks in tripoli as russians and what will be current gadhafi loyalists helmar gallops of his it to try and broker a cease fire comes as the latest nato airstrikes target an area close to cut off his compound reports. the visit to tripoli as part of russia's peace mediates
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a mission in the protracted leave in conflict that's been has been insisting all the time but a nonviolent negotiation is the only way out of the crisis russia has repeatedly criticized nato for start and a military operation here and has never supported a u.n. security council resolution which authorized intervention russian special presidential envoy mikhail margelov who was sent here to try to get everybody around the table that's actually very hard to achieve the rebel supported by nato allies wants to force khadafi out while the colonel himself says that he will fight to the death. there have recently have been several signs indicating but i compromise is possible to make make a mother go of met with the opposition leaders in the libyan rebel stronghold. often ghazi and talked to his cousin in cairo and certainly both sides have a mutual understanding that
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a protracted war is not an option and the crisis should be resolved through peaceful means he also cited that he had a feeling that the rebels are almost ready for a dialogue with gadhafi the people in tripoli we have been able to speak to are welcoming russia's afros they are extremely exhausted after months of war which has taken many many lives and has almost completely destroyed the country's infrastructure due to a shortage of fuel gasoline lines stretch for kilometers and kilometers people have to spend hours even days lining up to fuel up their cars and it's tyree more overnight it continues to strike tripoli and we can hear bombardments mess of bombardments almost every night and that scares them as well while people are getting more and more angry and all they want is to get their normal lives back frustration is high among the rebels as well as they feel as though nature is
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taking control over words to that is the national uprising is to early to say whether russia will be able to bring peace and stability to leave it but what's clear and one people on the ground is that it's definitely worth trying. are you going out of there now so we have read this hour here on our question of justice as alleged russian governor victor borge faces a new round in his court battle would put the legality of the whole case under scrutiny. and find out how a nationality is cast aside by explorers surviving in the freezing waters of the world's cold this continent. the u.s. will now have to readjust its missile defense plan for you were after the czech republic announced it's dropping out of the project prague said it was frustrated as it's at its now minor role in the system the country was originally supposed to host their radar base but president obama proposed stationing a less important facility there washington claims the scheme aims to protect europe from potential threats from iran or north korea but there has been strong
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opposition from russia which is concerned it is the target the czech republic has also seen massive public protests against involvement in the u.s. plans. the greek prime minister is promising to reshuffle his cabinet and seek a vote of confidence in parliament africa aleutian talks with opposition parties failed george patton drought has been trying to push through more cuts to secure a second e.u. and i.m.f. handout the plan send over a twenty five thousand angry people one to the streets of athens on wednesday while unions held a general strike testers classroom policemen fired tear gas at them demonstrators threw rocks and pepper bombs that were a number of arrests and injuries some of the protesters tried to block off parliament to stop m.p.'s from moving on the new security plan british m.p. nigel ferrars believes the bailout isn't going to help with people because it's only there to say he's the band. one of the reasons that everybody is so determined
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to keep greece in the euro is so that the banks don't have to take a serious hit. policy so there's something has gone seriously wrong with the banking system it's almost as if there's a little. the holy alliance of politicians and bankers vs all people i'm sure that's what the people on the streets of athens today feel like don't think the banking crisis is over i suspect but it's hard to i did many cases it might have been better to do what iceland did and say look these bags go bust these people lose their jobs these people lose their money that's unfortunate about life and i suspect we're going to regret keeping the banks afloat and imprisoning countries like greece inside a currency union which they're just not suited. and actually sarah for us was caught up in a violent protest in the heart of athens her firsthand account is available on our website r.t. dot com. beat the price and i don't really know exactly how it could go but.
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i love the people who never even want to freak out because they come to you but. there are also plenty of other stories and videos that are to dot com including stunning and just a rare total eclipse of the moon on a wednesday night. and your court will hear the next round in the ongoing legal battle over viktor book the russian man america hughes's of being an international arms dealer his lawyers and the prosecution will discuss the case with a judge what is awaiting trial in a u.s. prison but as marie important reports there are gallery of proceedings is being questioned every step of the way. he is the russian citizen america thought relentlessly to adopt he was secretly and swiftly extradited to the u.s. seven months ago and this may be where he stays indefinitely if found guilty on arms smuggling and terrorism related charges if he is convicted he's looking at
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life there's no parole there's no early release from the federal system really only was in the federal system to get a reduction in your symptoms. a significant reduction is if you cooperate with the united states government some have argued. needs to be on captain america's team however captain america is being accused of playing dirty and illegally to remove the air cargo business man from thailand according to documents released by wiki leaks all levels of washington top to bottom now did political pressure against bangkok could gain custody of boot in a us cable dated august thirteenth two thousand and nine u.s. president barack obama was urged to call thailand's prime minister directly about boot the u.s. attorney general in state department were encouraged to call the thai ambassador highlighting a massive drug enforcement administration commitment to thailand and the us
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ambassador in bangkok urged the thai government to issue a public statement of disappointment at the judge's ruling not to extradite america is the world's most powerful nation but it's not more powerful than the world unfortunately the way things stand right now they're willing to flaunt every international law to get what they want and that means doing all these illegal things in the case of extradite him or kidnap him who was arrested in bangkok in march two thousand and eight during a u.s. sting operation he was charged with conspiring to sell weapons to colombian fork rebels m two occasions that type court rejected america's extradition request when an entourage of armed u.s. agents removed him from thailand following a decision of the thai government his extradition was still not legally approved the covert operation was kept secret from russia but it's family and his attorney for. the transfer of america was a violation of
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a very important time in treaties signed in one nine hundred ninety eight which they start political offenders cannot be extradited the case was not finalized to the u.s. america used various means political. another's outside the boundaries of jus legal process to get victor brute that means that he's not getting a fair deal to this day tire fishel is have not provided official documents explaining the legal grounds behind the extradition this despite repeated inquiries made by the russian foreign ministry that. we know for sure let's all move in the sixteenth two thousand turn at the moment it was physically taken out of its own prison his case was being considered by the court of appeals and that is why there are no legal grounds for him to face a u.s. court. meantime victor boot remains in a u.s. prison held in solitary confinement his wife doubts her husband will receive
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a fair trial from the country she says violated international and bilateral laws to get him. that it's clear to everyone that the case has long been moved from the sphere of law to politics i think or rather i would love to think that the american court is unbiased by a strong doubts about it because i think such pressure could be put on anyone including the jury. the country accusing victor boot of arms dealing now finds itself a political arm twisting come october an american jury will decide picture of the future wanted a political pressure after size by the u.s. army evidently. artsy. look at some other stories from around the world and al qaeda second in command has become its leader according to a statement allegedly issued by the organization that were hearing is believed to have been the operational brains behind the nine eleven attacks that we could go to
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settle some of the law that will continue to terrify the united states from beyond the grave the former leader was killed by american special forces in pakistan last month. a u.s. congress. woman shot in the head in january has been released from hospital after recovering enough to walk and talk again. still faces daily intensive therapy and may never be able to return to work six people were killed and twelve others injured in arizona shooting that took place during a political rally. the man accused of the shooting has been declared mentally i'm six just down from the just cause of. a hacker group claims to have knocked the central intelligence agency's public web site offline from calling itself while security appeared on twitter to confirm it was part of the attack the group has previously claimed responsibility for cracking into the sent us public broadcasting system t.v. network and a company that works with the f.b.i. the cia website was inaccessible on wednesday. in an extreme world of ice and cold
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as far as the eye can see it's one for all and all for one after humans and their to work wherever they come from is a vital link in the chain of survival this one to antarctica to see at a national relations at their best. in the icy waters of the antarctic and this research vessel was damaged in some very rough seas going to sea is never easy it always involves risk. we ran into a storm and had some trouble with our rudder so we came into this choice for a free base where we're having the true way and why and parts and where the russian bases offered help and other bases around have offered any help that's the kind of international cooperation that we get me antarctic which we may not get in other places because of its remoteness and because all countries that are here recognize the importance of all the work that we all do here working together is vital for
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the survival of those at the different international stations as well and the winter medical evacuations are impossible because of the weather conditions. in light of this it is very important to cooperate without the stations where different doctors here with different specialties so we complement each other for example my main specialty is orthopedics trauma i'm the only one here as you can imagine my specialty is in high demand here and there for our neighbors get in touch with me quite often we also ask our neighbors to help us with diagnostic devices we don't have one of the areas where property between countries is strongly evident is in the realm of scientific research where ideas and information are exchanged regularly so that multiple projects can benefit for example we are working right now with the germans who are further down the peninsula doing a survey and we will combine our data with their data at the camera meeting we also work closely with the british and provide any other help with scientific investigators that kind of board our ship to conduct their search their studies as
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well. as here to different diet changes discuss how they can share information and samples between russia and germany. and beyond a lot of different countries keep an eye on each other to make sure that all activities are in line. the antarctic treaty system an international monitoring program that helps protect the earth's southernmost inland and we've seen that just today which is that makes people basically they all comparable operate very closely and be very well treated by the russians the giants and the chinese thirty six of us these are the three g. i think it's one of the unique treaties in world history in terms of that kind of corporation and it is this special bond of working together in such an extreme environment that creates such a lasting friendships that thirty years ago when i came to the station for the first time one chilean put it very well leave the conflict to politicians we the polar explorers have to live in peace because if we can remind ourselves who else
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can we rely on for help in antarctica sean thomas. bartkus on times reporting from the world's coal discards them there and you can read more about his adventurous antarctica and his blog at r.t. dot com. more than a month. to one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean combs discovers what makes antarctica so special that interactive from the early life in antarctica. and runs an. extradition to the bottom of the earth. for tonight's you know russia's drumming up business as movers and shakers of the financial world gather for the annual economic forum in st petersburg our business desk is life there.
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thank you marina i am mad reza live in st petersburg at the st petersburg international economic conference good to have you with us with your r t business wrap up now if this is the fifteenth annual st petersburg conference and it's the white nights in st petersburg going on right now so there's a perfect backdrop to this event we've got main themes that are being discussed here among them russia is a session to the world trade organization and the other big topic of discussion here is russia's creation of a ten billion dollar state backed private equity fund designed to help bring investment and were business to russia and to the russian economy to help to bolster the russian and diversify the russian economy to a stated goal of president medvedev now one of the focuses of attention is not only on bringing business from the west which is something that has been tried to to
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make it attractive before but also looking east china is a huge partner of russia economically and culturally and it's something that is trying to bring more together here through the conference chinese president hu jintao in russia and he's going to be helping hammer out the final details of a deal a gas deal between russia and china and that's something that is going to be under discussion in moscow and here in st petersburg when they put pen to paper on that deal again that ten billion dollars private equity fund also going up for discussion here is something that is designed to bring more business and investment to russia now just a step back just to give you a big picture of what's going on here last year's theme was modernization and diversification and. the inception of moscow as a global financial center. trying to continue bringing business and investment to
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russia now this year's conference has a budget of thirty two million dollars two thirds of that coming from sponsors and that's ten percent more than last year so you can see that this conference is something that's gaining steam here the general partners the major players ross nafta and gatt as problem all russian companies large ones helping to bring this conference to the fore to make it happen they try to build this conference as russia's answer to davos and that's something that you can certainly see here at the at the exposition center in st petersburg now the featured speakers this year of course russian president dmitry medvedev and as we've mentioned chinese president hu jintao along with them spanish prime minister jose zapatero will be in attendance and also president of fenian finland tarja tanya taria college in rather and nursultan nazarbayev the president of kazakhstan also in attendance will be addressing the thousand plus people expected to attend a conference here people attendees coming from more than one hundred countries and
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dozens and dozens and dozens of companies represented here as well r.t. among the major the media players here we are here at our tees. pavilion at the exposition center here and many many others all spread throughout the exposition space also representatives from force from the world's biggest companies citibank siemens at cisco u.b.s. mercedes-benz the list goes on and on the main themes of this year's conference a creative capital emerging leadership and russia is a session to the world trade organization things that we're talking about with people throughout the day here we're going to have many many live guest you've already spoken to one already we talked with nicholas jordan he's the c.e.o. with u.b.s. in russia and the kind of wealth of independent states he tells us that the investment climate in russia is something that. he's looking forward with dressing and favorable one for business. there's been some progress i don't think it's
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enough and personally i think the actually the government also believes that it's not that the job is not complete. they have done some good things like you like they've established skolkovo they have asked for politicians to leave the boards of various companies they have extensive privatization program they've established the fund that would look for edward investments so they've done some things but there's more to do. are we seeing tangible progress you know i'm very involved with focal foundation and the leadership foundation i can tell you i have a real we have a report card we can demonstrate tangible measurable results today versus one year ago so we're making progress is it perfect no is it is going to see it going well
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yes we are about to announce a major partnership with one of the top global academic institutions more and more partners are signing up with school couple foundation global partners. the big announcement so you will hear this week from big providers in the world where they are moving their r. and d. centers here this is progress. and that is the how things look here in st petersburg and stay with us throughout the day here on our t.v. we're going to be hearing from lots more gas talking with lots more ahead of business and talking about the economic climate and the climate for business and investment here in russia and that's it for me now here with the business team stay with us throughout the day here on r.g.p. for all the latest from st peter's square.

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