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hotel in touch with the hotel and touch your room the photos a good how would international house flood to achieve every green little her till. china's leader is in moscow eyeing multi-billion dollar energy deals to fuel growth in the world's biggest emerging economies. the fate of colonel gadhafi russia's envoy to leave your homes talks with officials in tripoli trying to mediate an end to libya's civil war and the future of its leader. and the greek government teeters on the brink of collapse after a violent protest and golf athens in the face of deeper public cuts to the shrinking economy. and i'm mad très over why even say peter's bird of the st petersburg international economic forum or live with
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a business team and we're going to be talking about russia as a session for the w t o and russia russia partnership with china on a gas pipeline and also a ten billion dollar state backed private equity fund all those and more coming your way in the business in about twenty minutes. one pm of the russian capital of this is r t a marina joshie two of 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 country as our 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 and china are each other's biggest neighbors and both sides certainly have
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a lot to gain from a beneficial relationship with their neighbor rochelle force is one of the world's largest is the sources of natural resources that just oil and gas of we do know that there are ongoing talks between gazprom and the chinese natural gas companies for gas supplies and also a gas pipeline that will be starting in west siberia heading all the way to china we know that according to the gas proceed all x e mail or the agreement for gas supplies to china was supposed to be signed sometime in two thousand and eleven that we know that today during. the chinese leaders visit a gasp of officials will be present but of course those discussions will be taking place we also know that china of course is a very lucrative market for russia not only for its natural resources but for various other things and right now the trade turnover the bilateral trade turnover
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with china is one of the biggest that russia currently has so a very strong partnership that has the potential to grow even stronger and that is definitely something that both puts into our intimate immediate if we'll be looking to achieve during this meeting most people do seem to think that the questions of both serve. and libya will definitely be raised during the chinese leaders time here in moscow we know that in their meeting up as c.e.o. countries where the two leaders met a disagreement of some sort was reached and 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 that diplomatic ways to resolve the conflict should be sought after and now before i should be preferred over any kind of military presence in that area of course but we do know that both sides do seem to agree on that
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position in regards not only with libya but also with syria that both sides are against any sort of potential intervention or even potential u.n. sanctions and that is something that is most likely going to be reiterated once again that shared position here in moscow caterina's are reporting there now for more on russia and china's growing ties i'm now joined by shuji yal professor of economics and chinese sustainable development at the university of nottingham in the u.k. thank you very much for being with us here the program sir first off russia's gas is arguably what is most interested in but there is a stumbling point over the price there is this likely to cast a shadow over the relations. i think the crises today is a big issue because day to moment china it's release you look so gusts right through other countries especially. neighbor food being enjoy
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a show and so the time it at the moment it's really a political positioning himself in the goetia eighteen which by the price but russia have to have patience into a longer term big month from china for a natural gas would be increasing and because the energy prices keep going up. so massive probably have to take a medium being longer terms to negotiate with china to get higher price but it gets easier mutually beneficial deal between the two giants i think russia is going for fossil depending on nato resources and china is going for the advice because up to manufacturing which depends a lot of enmity and got really good alternative or other kinds of energy lie oil like coal because got to have less pollution and it can be transported fairly easily i know to stick time in all of you beyond
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a fairly extensive highline soco and guts transporting the west to east there is tablet form soon john wood is on the board up central asia into asia and central asia as close to russia saw in all of the build up was started to pine like dicking link from but you call me and paul howes in hong kong quando in shanghai to leave to russia so they have to come down and negotiate for a minute so beneficial deal for the two countries for the longer term we're talking about twenty city even few key years all. right mr g. . china's booming economy has turned the country in a strong player in the region but does its rapid growth in any way pose a potential danger to its neighbor russia in the future. i don't think so because it took kountry are actually not competitive in terms of their out to all put the
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two accounts or hip company mentality demeaning accompli mentality that trying to help the manufacturing advantage in russia have been a totally source advantage stick china need to. so the trading between the conduit to really increase. last few years. china is the largest trading nation russia. lie wise last year had become a fairly even all due trading partner for china so i don't. really help each other and we see big because china's emergent in the expansion. vibe is solid foundation for russia do we need to be even more job opportunities in more but you needed to create a billion dollar to infrastructure israel is pulled by due to energy sources to
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china and other part of asia. right professor of economics at the university of nottingham thanks very much indeed for joining us here on our teams thank you. to other stories now the fate of libya's leader and the political way out of the civil war will be at stake during talks in tripoli as russians and will meet colonel gadhafi loyalist more gals visit to try and broker a cease fire comes as the latest nato airstrikes target and the area close to cut off his compound artie's marie international now reports. the visit to tripoli is part of russia's peace mediates a mission in the protracted libyan conflict moscow has been insisting all the time that a nonviolent negotiation is the only way out of the crisis russia has repeatedly criticized nato for starting 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
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that's actually very hard to achieve the rubble supported by nato allies to force gadhafi out while the colonel himself says that he will fight to the death meanwhile they have recently have been several signs indicating that a compromise is possible last week make a mad gallop met with the opposition leaders. in the libyan rebel stronghold of benghazi and talked to cut off his cousin in cairo and said that both sides have a mutual understanding that 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 welcome in 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
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to spend hours even days a line you know to fill up their cars and it's tiring moreover nature 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 bag frustration is high among the rebels as well as they feel as though nato is taking control over what's to that is a national uprising it's too early to say whether russia will be able to bring peace and stability to leave it but it was clear among people on the ground is that it's definitely worth trying to refinance now reporting there also have three this hour here in r t a question of justice as alleged russian gun runner victor boot faces a new round of these court battle we could look galatea the whole case under scrutiny. and find out how nationalities cast aside by explorers
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surviving in the freezing waters of the world called this continent. the greek prime minister is promising to reshuffle his cabinet and seek a vote of confidence in parliament after coalition talks with opposition parties failed george happen drew has been trying to push through more cuts to. secure a second e.u. and i.m.f. handout the plan sent over twenty five thousand angry people into the streets of athens on wednesday while unions held a general strike protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas at the demonstrators threw rocks and petrol bombs and there were a number of arrests and injuries some of the protesters tried to block off parliament to stop m.p.'s from voting on the new plan british your own financial for the bailout isn't going to help the greek people because it's there to save the vang's. one of the reasons that everybody is so determined to keep greece in the euro is so that the banks don't have to take
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a serious hit all their policies so something has gone seriously wrong with the banking system it's almost as if there's a little on the podium. of politicians and bankers versus all repeat 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. i did many cases it might have been better to do what iceland did and say look. these people lose their jobs these people lose their money fortunate 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 sara for us was caught up in the violent protests in the heart of athens her firsthand account is available on our website r t v dot com. we see the price at the pretty graphic at the bay but. the people who provide good even want to freak out
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because they caught the. bus there are also plenty of other stories and videos that are to dot com including stunning images of the rare total eclipse of the moon on wednesday night. and your court will hear the next round of them going. legal battle over victor brought the russian man american excuses of being an international arms dealer his lawyers and the prosecution will discuss the case with the judge but as awaiting trial in a u.s. prison but as marina partner reports still a galatea of proceedings is being questioned every step of the way. he is the russian citizen america fought relentlessly to adopt victor boot was secretly and swiftly extradited to the u.s. seven months ago and this may be where he stays indefinitely if guilty on arms smuggling and terrorism related charges if you use convicted. he's looking at life
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there's no parole there's no early release in the federal system really the 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 mr bush 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 mounted political pressure against bangkok to gain custody of boot in a us cable dated august thirteenth two thousand and nine us president barack obama was urged to call thailand's prime minister directly about boot the u.s. attorney general and state department were encouraged to call the thai ambassador highlighting the massive drug enforcement administration commitment to thailand and the us ambassador in bangkok urged the thai government to issue
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a public statement of disappointment at the judge's ruling not to extradite boot america's 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 the mood to extradite him or should say kidnapping 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 fark rebels on two occasions the thai 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 boots family and his attorney. to transfer victor boot to america was a violation of a very important thai american treaty signed in one nine hundred ninety eight which
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the political offenders cannot be extradited the case was not finalized and was moved to the us america used various means political. another's outside the boundaries of jus legal process to get victor boot that means that victor boot is not getting a fair deal to this day tire fishel have not provided official documents explaining the legal grounds behind boots extradition this despite repeated inquiries made by the russian foreign ministry that. we know for sure that all november sixteenth two thousand and turn that the moment a little bit to beat was physically taken out of the time prison his case was being considered by the toy court of appeals that is why there are no legal grounds for him to face a u.s. court. meantime victor boot remains in the u.s. prison held in solitary confinement his wife doubts her husband will receive a fair trial from the country she says violated international and bilateral laws to
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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 but i have strong doubts about it because i think such pressure could be put on anyone including the jury. the country accusing victor boot of our dealing now finds itself a political arm twisting come october an american jury will decide picked a future to be a political pressure at your side by the u.s. army evidently the arena point nine. some other stories from around the world the second in command has become its leader according to a statement allegedly issued by the organization. is believed to have been the operational brains behind and i live in attacks a week ago he said some of bin ladin will continue to terrify the united states
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from beyond the grave the former leader was killed by american special forces in pakistan last month. a u.s. congresswoman show. on the head in january has been released from hospital after recovering enough to walk and talk again temporale giffords still faces daily intensive therapy and may never be able to return to work six people were killed and twelve others injured in the arizona shooting that took place during a political rally the man accused of the shooting has been declared mantilly and sit to stand trial. in an extreme world of ice and cold as far as the eye can see it's one for all and all for one every human sent there to work wherever they come from is a vital link in the chain of survival on thomas went to antarctica to see international relations at their best. in the icy waters of the antarctic this research vessel was damaged in some very rough seas going to sea is never easy it always involves risk we ran into
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a storm and had some trouble with our rudder so we came into the choice for a base where we're having but your way and why in 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 know their 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 the survival of those at the different international stations as well in the winter medical evacuations are impossible because of the weather conditions. and a lot of this it is very important to cooperate without a 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 therefore neighbors get in touch with me quite often we also ask our neighbors to help us with diagnostic
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devices we don't have one of the areas where cooperation between countries is strongly evident is in the realm of scientific research where ideas and information are exchanged or. early so that multiple projects can benefit for example we're 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 come aboard our ship to conduct their search their studies as well. here to different dive teams discuss how they can share information and samples between russia and germany. and to beyond the lab different countries keep an eye on each other to make sure that all activities are in line with the antarctic treaty system an international monitoring program that helps protect the earth's southernmost land and we've seen that just today visiting these people they all operate very closely you can very well treated by through russians the chileans
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and the chinese fantastic facilities the antarctic treaty i think is one of the unique treaties in world history in terms of that kind of cooperation 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 the politicians we the polar explorers have to live in peace because if we can remind ourselves who else can we rely on for help in antarctica sean thomas r.t. . thomas reporting from the world cold and there you can read more about his adventures in antarctica and his blog and. more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet. and people have to be aware that they are far away from civilization. so special
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and attractive from the wildlife. and the front. to the bottom of the earth. russia is getting down to business as same pittsburgh plays host to the movers and shakers of the financial world at its annual economic forum our business desk is live there keeping across all the deals and discussions. très with the business team live at the st petersburg international economic forum lots of business going on today lots of investment talk going on today some exciting things happening here in russia's northern capital among the main topics of discussion in st petersburg russia is a session to the w t o the world trade organization and also the creation of
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a state backed ten billion dollars private equity fund aimed at bringing more business and investment to russia not only is russia looking west. to. bring up business for the conference looking to western firms and companies but also looking east china a big player and a big participant in this year's conference president hu jintao of china into russia right now working on the last minute details of a gas deal between russia and china something that's definitely going to be on the table here in st petersburg we're expecting to hear from president medvedev and president hu jintao things that are going to be brought to you live here on our team as we get them so lots going on here a lot to talk about i've got many important exciting guests and among them right here with me now catherine t.-bo she's the managing director of troika dialog thank you very much for joining us here on r.g.p. thanks for your time so the first question that we have what are investors hoping to get from this forum what are you hoping to get from this forum what do you think
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comes out of all this. the good the promise of the embodying of the pope's them from the investors coming to this place i think there's a lot of hopes in terms of getting a sense of the direction of the russian economy and how it's it's being in full thing. the global economy there's a little hopes into making that working and getting you know acquainted with the right partner is making some contacts and suddenly the business part of it the business potential is certainly there on the table and there hopefully are going to be a bunch of agreements contracts to be signed also going to court right now how would you rate the russian investment climate and what do you think could be done to improve it. right now would rate that diversion investment high and climate as a on improving investment climate definitely there there have been a lot of changes and there's a lot of challenges to be addressed but the thing is that the challenges are addressed they are formulated which is already a very good step in the right direction and the implementation of these steps is
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going to be very much in the scrutiny and as somebody always they did the challenging part but of but differently. the direction is set and it's going forward so those challenges that you see affecting russia the do you think the government has are going to have a long time and do you think that also the perception of them from the outside world the challenges of investing in russia something that's being addressed to the governments and the as a as a grasp on that it's called meeting that obviously on top of the list is the investment climate the corruption graph you know the long term also perspective of your investments so so that the grasp of the government is definitely on these items. but how how really now it's going to be implemented and how you know the monitoring of these initiatives will be will be followed is also the responsibility of the business of the international community in helping all these businesses tend
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to to put limits on how do you think russia can help us stop it or walking term relationship with its investors. by being transparent by being really what a partner and me that is for the long term here in certainly making sure that the rules of the game of the. operations are very clearly said set out and presented so that there's a big chunk also in terms of you know redrafting village's station. as we talk we talk about you know steps being taken and perception obviously there's a big gap between the two and russia has always been a bit victim of the perception that that's something that needs to be addressed and it's russia addresses that that's only it's going to be in a very much better shape to address these next that's next year as we are discos there are the presidential elections you know legislative elections coming up here in russia do you think that will affect the climate certainly certainly it will it doesn't ready there's a lot of believe there's a lot of. speculation it's going to be will the time until the outcome is going to
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be no that is something that investors have to take into consideration this not necessarily you know a moment this is a more compassion to be taken there in the situation it's about but the rewards certainly can be can be at the size of the potential of this of this economy so that's a challenge to what do you think are russia's post-crisis challenges. there are many post crisis china just russia but i guess what one of the day the conclusions that the outcomes of the year global economic crisis that no one went through easily is the incoming interconnection of all the kind of these two can't really go on living on your own economy and you know once you've been some perspectives you have to really put other. things other scald other countries all just refuse other . matters into into perspective and i think here russia is doing also the right thing in terms of the this forum really demonstrates do you pronounce. it certainly does understand its relevance in the german still you know the global geographical
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balance i think it's important to leave it and to empower russia to play the right role that has to play rough and thank you very much crawford hugo managing director for a good ol i did for a time thanks. and that is it's. ramy for an hour for the business team here in st petersburg well more next hour and throughout the day here on r.g.p. over the course of the conference so stay with us.


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