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tyee landis or tilton ambassador to the hotel food for its pleasures and how would prince certain discipline the brutal entire true windsor hitomi touch your group which is a good how would international flood to achieve every green little food killed in talking. down to business billion dollar energy deals between russia and china spearhead a major financial performance in petersburg how to push the world economy forward. war hostility the u.s. congress threatens to block washington's campaign in libya that's now been in full swing for ninety days without lawmakers approval. and thousands of palestinians are left scraping for a living as israel with homes and money out today government this could be used to fund terrorist attacks. as
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a live in st petersburg at the international economic forum or day two of the day's events will have a special address from president medvedev and hear from lots of a special guest so stick with us business news coming your way in about twenty minutes. around the world and around the clock you're watching r.t. the supply of energy will remain at the very center of russian chinese relations was the message from president dmitry medvedev also talks with china's hu jintao and most countries hope to hammer out the gas deals worth billions of dollars i think into st petersburg for the city's international economic forum. following the three day brainstorming event. comic forum is in full swing here in st petersburg. there's executives global innovators and world leaders all gathered
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together to debate move forward economically and environmentally on various levels it's considered that this year the big players are old stuff and china before the euro and dollar are struggling severely of these two countries are not only developing separately but dynamically in their bilateral cooperation in fact it's come out statements from both sides recently that china and russia can say that they have not only overcome the consequences of the economic crisis of two thousand and eight but they have between the referent bubbles pre-crisis levels and that can allow them still set and vicious tasks to further intensify our bilateral trade and cooperation i would look at other issues on the world stage france and china see i was very differently from the last when it comes to international crises take libya both have their reservations about the un resolution is expected back both in strongly oppose any kind of intervention in syria which recently is seeing more and
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more unrest and both countries are also going to certainly it's expected encourage other leaders here to deal with the arab uprising from only one awful and peaceful means the president is a civil and our china since intel met in moscow before coming to this forum and they discussed there how china and russia believe that the u.n. has to play a bigger role in states are enforcing something at the security council just to give you an idea how. how quickly china and russia are solidifying their relationship through presidents have already met twice this year they're going to meet at least twice more before the end of the year if not more and will both be giving speeches at this year's economic forum which will broadcast live for you here on our to you know obviously now a reporting from the st petersburg. energy on this june in the told r.t. that the alliance between the world's biggest energy consumer and world's biggest energy for juice could come soon enough. china would be
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a hugely important trade partner for russia both in terms and in general trade these are two countries that for many decades shared a political ideology least to some extent they share the longest land border in the world to be much much greater partners than they are now if we look ahead russia is extremely keen to do. well in gas resources in the east of the country exporting those anywhere other than asia just doesn't my logistical or economic sense really this is about russia spreading its wings you know everybody who can explore anything is looking at the asian market because that's where the growth it's i mean this is a. this is a very sensible and understandable move on the part of both countries. it's energy analysts generally they're giving a his take on
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a strengthening russian or chinese ties. in that business but it's in a live from the international former. us president is under fire from congress so the campaign in libya is continuing despite not having approval of lawmakers barack obama has rejected accusations that always been broken arguing that america isn't playing a supporting role through nato which makes it legal. to count as more. u.s. lawmakers are saying that president obama has to either stop waging war in libya or ask for congressional approval for lawmakers claim that the military action will violate the nine hundred seventy three powers resolution if it does not and by friday and they mean this friday ninety days after the intervention began under the u.s. constitution to wage a long term war the president needs to get out of the station from congress and
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really say the obama administration will certainly find a way to get around the requirement by referring to his right as commander in chief as well as certain legal speak in order to stay the administration has refused to say when it comes to their actions in leadership they call it kinetic military action as a result of that kinetic military action is that unions are bombed every day a group of international observers is now in tripoli including the former u.s. congresswoman cynthia mckinney we spoke with her a few days ago she said be heard and be counted eighty nine blasts in just one day those are civilian neighborhoods eighty nine bombs dropped in just one day there is a lot of concern that the voices of those who are cropping that who are in tripoli go unnoticed in the international community but here in the grass it seems the voices of the majority of americans those who oppose the u.s. military involvement in libya also go unnoticed by the white house the administration continues to stress the good cause that they pursuing leave here but
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some analysts say the administration also seems to be in denial when it comes to the will of their own people regarding the issue as well as constitutional crissy years legal experts say there is not much congressman can do to force the president will comply at least with the u.s. constitution because there are ways to get around ways around that ministrations seems to be using extensively most congressmen now criticize president obama for as they say ignoring congress the capitol hill observers say it's most between little games that the lawmakers are playing to score points by snubbing. presidents come the day to actually follow what the majority of them will vote for more military spending as they always do but there is a small bipartisan group of congressman ten people in it who went further than. they sued president obama on the grounds that he's violating the constitution but everybody here knows that a lawsuit is certain to be dismissed on procedural grounds because the supreme court has determined that members of congress do not have an ending to file such
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a suit and this is where it hits a dead end and it makes me wonder whether or not u.s. lawmakers actually have the capacity to effectively represent the people. of washington's credibility in the future of the nato campaign could well be fatally damaged if congress forced for a couple are to abandon operations or third and so on some says the problem is that there's political confusion over exactly what's happening in the. white house doesn't make the arguments that many of its supporters make that the war powers act is not a guy much less the constitution because this is neither a war nor hostilities this is something else this is a military operation that doesn't rise to the level of hostilities which we observe the war powers act was written in one nine hundred seventy three very intentionally and clearly to encompass all military engagements simply imminent threats of us
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still of these armisen and then as you soonish was to play a team of former lawyer from the reagan white house he was defending obama and he asked this guy twice never got an answer if there were two thousand missions over the united states by a foreign nation and many of them were dropping bombs would there be war would there be hostilities he could have gotten congress to authorize war in libya it would have been quite easily done he put it down if in the sixty big gap after he started the war he chose not to presidents want and this president is no exception the power to make war zone near zero. well russia's envoy says libya needs national reconciliation after meeting colonel gadhafi loyalists in tripoli as part of attempts to mediate a ceasefire and a terror raids continue unabated against gadhafi strongholds lottie's griffen national has the details from the libyan capital. after meeting with the libyan prime minister and foreign minister here in tripoli russia's peace mediator because the governor has said of head office people are actually ready for peace
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negotiations but this could only happen if nato stops born in their country recently nato has dramatically intensified its matrix we see here in libya just ahead of mcgillis first visit to libya as peace mediators have been karzai made to actually launched the most intensive raids yet since the beginning of the operation in march just ahead of gallup's arrival to tripoli we've been hearing massive bombardment over and. this lawless officials gaffer has been able to speak to are saying that this must be stopped and only that. could start. is expecting to see an immediate cease fire and for a peace process can begin it's also refusing to discuss the departure of colonel gadhafi from the political scene there is a dialogue going on between the warring sides for those talks to begin to result which it believes there's a cease fire must be put in place and international mediators need to keep
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regulating the process one thing is clear russia is very welcome as a mediator both in tripoli and. we will keep working together you know it has also stressed that russia's role in mediating peace here lever is very important but the african union and actually all leave is neighbors are also playing. important role in bats and leave there is actually welcoming average but his peace efforts russia has always been concerned about matriculation here in libya moskos position has always been clear that nonviolent negotiation is the only way out of this crisis this attracts conflict russia has never supported the u.n. security council resolution which authorized intervention and russia has repeatedly criticized nato full launching nature aeration here in. people actually if they were extremely exhausted after months of devastating war which has already taken
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many many lives and has actually completely destroyed the country's infrastructure they're getting more and more angry and they just want to get their life back. part of a national reporting there from tripoli. a quick look at what's ahead for you on the program water trucks a young woman to try her luck in a male dominated environment roles in this continent. for us judge has called the case against their age the russian. unconvincing prosecutions i can say sions thin after consulting with prosecution lawyers and manhattan federal judge said she didn't see much evidence against these trial of your prison facing charges of smuggling arms to colombian rebels that is ations denies it was arrested in two thousand and eight american sting operation in thailand extradited to the u.s. . america's top military commander says. neither will be found and
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killed just like osama bin laden the new top man iman ours and our name second in command since the terror group was founded in the late eighty's terrorism experts feel research says that matter who's in charge of washington wants to use the perceived terror threat as an excuse for military action. theoretician osama bin laden fought in broad strokes it was a means of. people even said he was the brains behind the movement so in that sense they'll be a continuum i think that was it was wrong footed by what was going on in the middle east and i think they're very. clear now certainly al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is one of the most active ideological groups there but the yemeni president. recently used al qaeda as an excuse to get funds from the united states and then use those funds against another group in
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a local dispute and in the same way that i think that the united states can attack drone attacks in certain areas and claim that foreign we go so our influence there shouldn't be questioned so i think we should be slightly cynical about those claims . that israel is fighting its own war on terror by refusing to hand their tanks and customs he's collected on behalf of the palestinian autonomy it's earmarked to pay wages israel says it could be used to fund tax policy reports we're likely to enter a unity government and all sides of the stimulus are even less likely to see their money. i look we are gods of the palestinian ministry of finance his job is to check everything that comes into this building but he has no control over what goes out least of all his salary which is paid by the ministry and sometimes comes long overdue out of the book if my salary comes late it's like my life starts i simply cannot do anything i have a wife and four children to feed and when i don't get paid on time it makes lots of
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problems for me and my family. i want to keep the ministry get its money from the israeli government it comes in the form of customs and tax treaty said tell of it has been collecting on goods arriving it is really ports and destined for palestinians the arrangements and one thousand nine hundred three is part of the oslo accord giving television control of the international borders between israel and the palestinian territories but the money transfer each month. the palestinian ministry of finance which uses it to pay wages except now which would be about seven hundred five million dollars for this ministry instead of the five hundred fifty pounds and. ask anyone even then if they were freed the situation itself. palestinians fear their tel of of could again choose to withhold text money like you did last month is read is argue that if you want to do so if they suspect the money could be used for buying weapons the salaries to the hamas terrorists are paid from the same bank account so i don't want to find these terrorist only in
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order to kill me the palestinians insist the money's for ordinary workers it is double edged sword because on one hand it's a punishment but on the other it's a punishment it's a collective punishment that would mainly weaken the moderate elements within the palestinian society and play to the hands of the extremists the relationship between hamas and fattah is a trigger and one both groups are trying hard to work together ahead of september's planned creation of statehood no doubt is rob will be working even harder to thwart him should he feel its interests are threatened policy r.t. women are. of more stories on life in the palace to. continue to talk we have more news and it is always available through life is a quick look right now or questionable case a cuban born ex cia agent thinks about bombings and stunning to keep the city
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running this one of his countrymen serve sentences for one for crimes. one flash mobs become a way for the russians to voice their discontent with government policy things hans repressions for that is for actions for that sort of topic. or some other stories from around the world that is out. syrian security forces are expanding their assault to the north west of the country to point ranks around several towns and forced more people to flee raising the estimated number of refugees to almost nine thousand u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has urged president assad to stop killing people i mean agent dialo activists say more than fourteen hundred have died since our government protests began in march. greek prime minister is preparing to name a new government is three a stealthy because the coalition talks with your position. at
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a very small plots are so secure buildings remain in a second even the i.m.f. bailout simply. has caused protests over this and you know. released court papers show that dominique strauss kahn on the scene had diplomatic immunity of he was detained new york's j.f.k. airport heavens a national monitor garden that was arrested on suspicion of sexually attacking our hotel maid last night the french woman who denies the allegations has been released on bail this is up to twenty years in prison if it's. on a huge loss for all these really since you are in the early hours of friday killing four people injuring fifty police initially suspected a terror attack the expression is the result of a gas leak and residential building rescue workers say it was
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a miracle that anyone has to get out of a building a knife. or work on a frozen continent of antarctica has always been a male dominated bartlett's which means that when i woman arrives to ply their trade it's still something of a novelty so these shorts almost tracked down an intricate film director to ask what do you to the ends of the earth. as a filmmaker ogust if an overt likes the penguins and seals but for her and article is about something much greater still that helps. even though it seems like this is a naked land naked still with nothing special sile i can it's no but what happens inside of you when you are here for the whole here and there and moved from all other external factors is a very valuable experience. seeing through an antarctic winter is serious business and so every member of a winter gene has a specific purpose and they rely on each other to make it through all the is one of
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only a few women to have ever been allowed to be a part of this experience. and the same was a big bonus for us because the first time such an intelligent young woman and such hard professional objectives has been on the wind theme and she stephanie made the existence. of calls to us and difficulties and attractive girls with her seemed. so it wasn't difficult but we've got other stuff all this experience in a wintering a building housing gave her a true rare opportunity to experience and document life here in antarctica now she's working to expand on her project and find an audience for her work as. the cook at the minute ran out i am putting the finishing touches to the second part of that film the first one is already finished it's cold weather in the winter the second part will probably be called this season and it will feature of the antarctic summer as it was that the state of the country to do her documentary olcott invited some special guests the same antarctic winter team who are the
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subject of her film a fact that makes her slightly nervous you know she watches i love and respect them their close and dear to me and they have such huge background knowledge they know people in the film they know their winter season firsthand they have been through this themselves my dear wolf. as for the thoughts of the. those who have seen the film approaching it again there's little makes a big impression that there may be some. professionals actions by a couple of members of his team but to show that the way it was to show that the way she saw if you take back a look only of. a unique look into a world that is inaccessible to most in charge of push on thomas. yes well it's cold this continent thomas discovered many unusual stories and came up with some spectacular footage from his blog that's.
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more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they are far away from civilization sean thomas discovers fox makes antarctica so special and attractive for many the wildlife in antarctica. and runs an. expedition to the bottom of the earth. three men said business needs with contract stating. that i want a very warm welcome to the business palace in here on out saying we
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start with one of the most important russian economic events of the year since petersburg international economic forum. the city of st petersburg has always been called russia's window to europe but with the economic forum underway it's become the window to the whole world tatiana polya cobra has the details about the second day of the forum. the presence of russia and china will kick off the second day of the forum with the keynote addresses after the meeting on thursday dmitry medvedev who just emphasized the growth of trade between the two contractors although that couldn't hide an absence of three long awaited deal over against supply contracts from space is now expected to be signed later in the year and if the deadlock over prices is the result in the meantime both leaders will be doing their best to persuade delegates to invest in the
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emerging powers so far this year russia has been bass player to capital outflow from saying all these companies here are kin to river. transit is live in st petersburg finite how are you it's day two of the farm what can we expect on the council today. oh well there's lots of stuff going on today we've got an address from president medvedev and also people are talking about the far east as opposed to the west china delegation is here and they're going to be talking about a lot of business that is of great economic importance to russia so that's something that is definitely going to be on the table as our russia turns east on this day two of the st petersburg international economic forum but after all that we're moving on with our guest our tidy to our quote the economic advisor to president medvedev in
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a very important person on the russian seem good to have you with us thank you very much for joining us tonight reza the first question i have briefly outline for us the president's address today. the president bill belittling both. what's become achieved over the last. couple of years. in terms of its to be this not the crisis and that invasion plans and you have a number of achievements. that have more projects investments are coming in. because international companies because we grow months and best in climate while we still have big problems like corruption. and bears for small businesses and the president feel be pushing down some of the new steps to improve the investment climate. especially. in terms of making market more comfy more competitive promoting completion. they believe that that's
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in the medium term perspective and also fighting corruption so that's more or less involved a domestic part of the story and you'll be also looking both international efforts . in the. let that allow. for. that a little partnership simply with china. stabilized global economy because we can promote the kind of the girls on the wall and that's a very important aspect rooting out corruption in the russians as me because it's not only as i understand it the fact that it exists but also the perception of it existing that maybe keeps companies from taking a step in. doing business in russia what concrete steps is he suggesting or can help rid of the problem present came out. with some of the specific initiatives if you weeks ago in money by horse and feel that idea. reality in the process we could
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be patient. and. i think the perception is changing because more and more criminal investigations regarding corruption and people already know that there's the probative that they're going to be. sued for those things they're going to be punished for craft of behavior so people are much more careful about what they're doing but the prison gives it more steps and you the fence he will make some new specific proposals in both fighting production today. for the expect more and you'll see those so it is important that we should distinguish the snapshot the fresh day and it's not called this week so i think you're. from this is a movie if you have a look at the movie the russians in the ninety's russia five years ago russia no i think the progress is here you have influence because. more investment so you go
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for more of the sea kind of get in the family the foreign direct investments that are shipped in it makes a difference i got to ask you this one because there is uncertainty in the business community of which of the upcoming elections is there or at least a timeline that you know over. the president to announce whether or not he'll be a candidate. will. presumably have made it clear that. we should not. follow all the requests so for some people the reason now is that now for his knowledge of next to be fair it's a vis a vis with the t.v. station stable and. full forth according to the rules are all say that. announcement can be made in the autumn this year. not in the summer so i don't i don't think that. unless the station will change sure if that's fifteen hours before the fall and now we recently heard that the gazprom deal with china that was expected to be signed has not put pen to paper on that they're still working out
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some issues but do you have any insight as to the idea is there along with you i know of course some progress in the course of patience of the last couple of weeks . so we'll see today whether this promise of for sufficient the agreement on all of that yes they need of support on this by little. and so patience and so they get the issue was. called let's let's hope that because of this so. far as i think we have to wrap it up there are presidential economic adviser i did recover you very much for joining us here on our t.v. back to you catherine. and thank you very much matt and that's all the business we have time for but of course what we need more information about reform in the next hour stay with us the headlines next.


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