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to tell in time to eat learn to sew tell time the best of the three the hotel points pleasures and so would prince or to the splined in touch with the who tell me what your group the fictional the guru girl how would international floods achieve every green lowell who killed. between corruption centralizing power president medvedev lays out a program over reform for russia. the us in the street notes speech comes at a major international economic forum here in st petersburg more in a moment from me and he said now a. wall of hostility the u.s. congress threatens to block washington's campaign in libya that's now been in full swing for ninety days without lawmaker approval. and thousands of palestinians are left scraping by for
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a living as israel withholds money owed to the government over fears that it could be used to fund terror attacks. just after two pm here in moscow you with the restriction country free of corruption and a move towards a modernization and the world trade organization that's the future president jimmy truman who had the outline for russia although during this interview some petersburg international economic forum. he has details on this. modernization certainly was the main theme and in fact it ran through very smoothly into all of the other problems that he touched upon some modernization is connecting all of russia. in talent bases to modernize its economy as the president laid out in terms of modernization for these. business executives and world leaders and moderate
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interest this is what the us a president had to say about what he's that things are vital for russia to really move forward and its course to modernize the economy. at the serious level i do want to make every new just out they to elements in the economy public institutions we need a systematic changes in these men should not hesitate to say sorry about many bad habits to it's a competition only on the stand much of it developed that would be a mistake there must be other stagnation behind the stupidity that's why we need to quickly change everything stops breakthrough development of these beliefs is the basis of the strategy and outlined in the last three years as russia's president was the strategy is a modernization program but i'm sure this is the most up to date policy for russia we can significantly change the situation a bit in its view is why we should focus on the following the improving the investment climate in washington what issues create new jobs in the regions of the
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creation of police and other security field improvement is the effectiveness of that usually action systems literacy but finally the modernization of government still growing french's what's the centralizing how are you president also mentioned that he believes that this push for modernization was asked again and it is really taking steps at all levels that society really fast up desire modernize their country right to do that and with that people if russia can really become the biggest house to accommodate in the world anyone who is investor is here for sales that process of a couple of fossett so that we hear from officials all the time quite some harsh words from the president saying that he believes that corruption is literally ok what can i make and that people and the think here is that are doing this themselves to be taken care of i'll let him was worse off if out for a while he says. you know use around the neck of those who practice corruption should be trying to. and the whole of russia agrees with this without any searches
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the corruption is very difficult to do with the existing order of criminal prosecutions very slow and very complicated should be maintained at least say that there are clear guarantees in place that in case of unjustified accusations. does sometimes happen but at the wish of the same time the government should be purged of corruption in most decides to wake up to and for that purpose we should enhance the way they suspected of corruption and discreet and public service to shit in terms of corruption of course the president also spoke about government reforms he talked about decentralizing power and of course that's something we hear from him very often in his term as president the fact that this is done is suffering serious problems and that needs to be reformed as well all in the end to modernize russia. parties i mean are there reporting from the international economic forum in that sense as part of. the let's get some other news out here and the u.s.
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president is under fire from congress over the military campaign in libya which is continuing despite not having the approval of lawmakers barack obama has rejected accusations that the law is being broken arguing that america is only playing a supporting role through nato which that makes it legal i think it's got a chicken has more on this. u.s. lawmakers are saying that president obama has to either stop waging war in libya or ask for congressional approval the 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 authorization from congress and only 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 speed you know up to this day the administration has refused to say when it comes to their actions in libya they call it kinetic
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military action but it was written as a result of that kinetic military action civilians are volunteers three days group of international observers is now in tripoli including a former u.s. congresswoman cynthia mckinney we spoke with her a few days ago she said be heard and they 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 oysters of those who are cropping that who are in tripoli go unnoticed in the international community but here in the grass it seems that with this 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're pursuing leave here but 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 procedures legal experts say there is not much congressman can do to force the
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presidential comply at least with the u.s. constitution because there are ways to get around ways the obama administration seems to be using extensively most congressmen now criticize president obama for as they say ignoring congress the capitol hill observers say it's mostly political games that the lawmakers are playing to score points by snubbing. the president come the day to actually vote the majority of them will vote for more military spending as they always do but there is a small bipartisan group of congressmen 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 the lawsuit is certain to be dismissed on procedural grounds because the u.s. supreme court has determined that members of congress do not have standing to file such suits and this is where it hits a dead end that it makes me wonder whether or not u.s. lawmakers actually have the capacity to effectively represent the people. he's
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going to order well washington's credibility the future of nato of the campaign rather could be fatally damaged if congress forces were obama to abandon operations or third david swanson says the problem is that there's political confusion over exactly what's happening in libya. white house doesn't make the arguments that many of its orders make that the war powers act urges not apply much less the constitution because this is neither a war nor are hostilities this is something else this is a military operation that doesn't rise to the level of hostilities which absolutely absurd the war powers act was written in one thousand nine hundred seventy three very intentionally and clearly to encompass all military engagement simply imminent threats of us still of these armisen and then as you soonish was to mean former lawyer from the reagan white house he was defending obama and he asked this guy twice never got any answer if there were two thousand missions over the united
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states by a foreign nation in many of them were truckies farms would there be war with the hostilities he couldn't gotten congress to authorize war in libya it would have been quite easily done he put it down if phyllis sixty days they have after he started the war he chose not to presidents want and this president is no exception but power to make wars on their own. time has passed they are now here in moscow with our say is a quick look at what's ahead for you this hour and what attracts a young woman to try her luck in the male dominated environment of the world's accomplished continent. a u.s. judge has called the case against alleged russian government a victory boot unconvincing and the prosecution's accusations as. after consulting defense and prosecution lawyers the manhattan federal judge said she didn't see much evidence against capote he is currently awaiting trial in a new york prison facing charges of smuggling arms to colombian rebels concessions
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that he denies who was arrested in two thousand and eight during an american sting operation in thailand and later extradited to the u.s. . america's top military commander says al qaeda is a new leader will be found and killed just like osama bin laden and you. know what he has been second in command since the terror group was founded in the late eighty's but terrorism expert phil reese says that no matter who is in charge of al qaeda washington will still use the perceived terror threat as an excuse for military action a month where he was the main fear efficient but some of bin laden thought in broad strokes it was a means of why are you involved in the nitty gritty and some people even said he was the brains behind the movement so in that sense they'll be a continuum i think the west was it was wrong footed by what was going on in the middle east and i think they're very keen to have a foothold there now certainly al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is one of the most active ideological groups there but the yemeni yemeni president. who was injured
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recently he used al qaeda as an excuse to get funds from the united states and then he used those funds against another group in 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's fine we going for al qaeda so our influence there shouldn't be questioned so i think we should be slightly cynical about those claims and israel claims its fighting its own war on terror by refusing to hand over tax and custom fees collected on behalf of the palestinian autonomy it's in marked to pay wages but israel says it could be used to fund attacks and authorities paula reports with hamas now likely to enter a unity government alongside fatah palestinians are even less likely to see their money. i look we are gods the palestinian ministry of finance is 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
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comes along overdue how do i get my salary comes later 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 problems for me and my family. i want to keep the ministry gets its money from the israeli government it comes in the form of customs and tax treaties that telaprevir has been collecting on goods arriving at israeli ports and destined for palestinians the arrangements in one thousand nine hundred three as part of the oslo accord giving television control of the international borders between israel and the palestinian territories with the money transferred each month to the palestinian ministry of finance which uses it to pay wages except now we're talking about three hundred foreign. ministry papers families are. asking one of them and they were afraid the situation. palestinians fear their tell of of could again choose to withhold tests many like it did last month israelis
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argue that every why to do so if they suspect the money could be used for buying weapons the salaries of hamas juries are paid for the same bank account so i don't want to find these goes. the palestinians insist the money's for ordinary workers it is. sore 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 broader studio society and play into the hands of the extremists the relationship between hamas and fattah is a turbulent one but both groups are trying hard to work together ahead of september's plan take a ration of statehood no doubt is rubble be working in. when hard. should it feel its interests are threatened policy r t. you with r.t. live from moscow and if you've missed anything on there that we show for you well
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you can always find it online more news and video is always available there for you as well let's have a quick look right now after all declares war on a copyright violaters computer giant works on a breakthrough technology that will allow cinemas and concert halls to disable i phone companies to prevent illegal filming. and to russian deep sea subs which explore the titanic record for the hollywood epic take the plunge into lake geneva to find out more about their mission at r.t. dot com. let's get to some other headlines from around the world this hour greece has a new finance minister following a cabinet reshuffle aimed at pushing through deeply unpopular economic reforms the current defense minister will take over the post prime minister george papandreou wants more austerity cuts to secure billions of euros in a second e.u. and i.m.f. . the proposed reforms have led to violent protests in athens i.
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syrian security forces have expanded their assault in the northwest of the country deploying tanks around several chance it's forced more people to flee raising the estimated number of refugees to almost nine thousand u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon as opposed to president assad to quote stop killing people and engage in dialogue activists say more than fourteen hundred have died since antigovernment protests began in march. released court papers show the dominique strauss cabinet told police that he had a diplomatic immunity after he was detained at new york's j.f.k. airport the former head of the international monetary fund was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel maid last month the french woman who denied the allegations has been released on bail he faces up to. twenty five years in prison if convicted. a huge blast rocked the israeli city of netanya in the early hours of friday killing four and injuring fifty police initially suspected
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a terror attack maybe explosion is now thought to have been the result of a gas leak in a residential building rescue workers say it was a miracle that anyone managed to get out of the rubble alive. well work on the frozen continent of antarctica has always been a male dominated environment which means when a woman arrives to ply her trade it still something of a novelty so i think it's a chance almost track down an intrepid filmmaker to ask what drew her to the ends of the. as a filmmaker olga stefano vote likes the penguins and seals but for her antarctica is about something much greater that. even though it seems like this is a naked land naked stone is empty cliffs have a special smell like anna snow and what happens inside of you when you are here for the whole year and there are moved from all other external factors is a very valuable experience up to staying through an antarctic winter is serious
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business and so every member of a winter team has a specific purpose and they rely on each other to make it through all that is one of only a few women to have ever been allowed to be a part of this experience. ended up on the team was a big bonus for us as the first storm such an intelligent young woman in such high professional objectives has been on the wouldn't it seem as much as stephanie made her existence heck lot of calls to us and difficulties and attractive girls with fifteen men. so it wasn't difficult the people that got us the bogus experience in wintering of building a house and 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. that we can get the minute ran out and putting the finishing touches to the second part of the film if first one is already finished it's cold weather in the winter the second part probably because this is any and it will feature of the antarctic
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summer as it was that he stayed to debut her documentary olcott invited some special guests the same antarctic winter team who are the subject of her film the fact that nature slightly nervous you know she watches i love and respect them their close and dear to me and they have such huge bad ground knowledge they know people in the film they know their windows isn't firsthand they have been through this themselves my good move. and as for the thoughts of the. those who have seen the film. there's little makes a big impression on you there may be some. professional connections by couple of levels that i seen but you showed it the way it was to show that the way she saw it you never thought spectacular only have. a unique look into a world that is inaccessible to most anyone try to push on thomas or cheat. on the world's coldest continent thought it's not so much discovered many unusual stories and came out with something spectacular but if i follow his blog dot com.
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more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is and and people have to be aware that they are far away from civilization sean thomas discovers what makes antarctica so special and attractive for many the wildlife in antarctica is close and floods an. expedition to the bottom of the earth on our team. all right who are just a few minutes time here our moscow team takes you to the heart of the russian capital you want to stare out of this i guess the old mansion meeting soviet buildings on twenty first century skyscrapers but us no it's our business bulletin for you and that's coming your way after a short break. i'm
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mad très are with r t business tina live in russia's northern capital at the st petersburg international economic forum pretty out here with us the highlight of the day so far russian president dmitry medvedev keynote speech to the forum in it he laid out his vision for the new russian economy highlighting innovation technology order to bolster and boost the russian economy to examples that are a shining beacon of yonder x. and mailed out through their i.p.o. is doing very successfully and something that they hope will be a model for a future business in russia they also talk of he also talked about a ten billion dollars state backed private equity fund something that. holster and
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foster innovation in business in russia and he also discussed the expansion of a thirty billion dollar at state or a thirty billion dollars asset sale program here's what the president had to say. this will go to school still bushehr government doesn't need such a large amount of frequency it has ideas for a schedule for privatization of major companies the implementation of these plans is necessary but the very modest government has until the first of all the switches the scale of privatization in order to resolve this i'm sure we'll be able to go through with it in a movie transparent way in order to attract effective trying to invest his and generate sufficient funds for the russian budget to do with. financial transparency and economic openness is something he also say this into the russian economy and go ahead and head with that he also said it is russia's a session for the world trade organization. business none of us will go to business
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men have a saying that markets are just like paris she was a loony work when they're open and the case with russia is that we will foolhardy economy is not open but you know that's why we'll load barriers to foreign investment and they're looking forward to finalizing our membership of the c.e.o. and you only see the. but it's likely you know it's you. know something he said to russia doesn't need is state capitalism but rather about the state should be something to roost and something that should help bolster business and the economic climate in russia hand in hand with that he said russia needs less regulation when it comes to founding and doing business he said the state needs to do more to battle corruption and that there should be more efficient development here in russia now to join me and talk more about all of this john for c.e.o. of the international paper very good to have you with us here on our joint business an hour earlier today you met with the president at a closed door forum tell us more about that and the impressions that you come away
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with well i think he emphasized what he said in his speech he's committed to the new russia understands that russia has to change. policy part of the the global world and you know i think russia is moving in the right direction you know we've been a russia now for ten years and we see a lot of change but there's still a lot of work to do how would you rate russia's investment climate and what do you think could be done to improve it. it's still difficult there's a growing market here you know international paper and our joint venture with will and we're in the business of adding value to russia's resources and supplying products here in russia and also export of them to china so i think the best of times getting better but there's still a lot of work to do now in terms of that more work that needs to be done are the anti-corruption efforts and the things along those lines what do you think can be done in order to have it not only the real effect of that but also the perception of that insofar as it keeps it may be a barrier to doing business here i think the best way to demonstrate that russia is
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different is by you know through success and through you know business is actually . succeeding in russia and you were right the middle of a billion dollar investment program in our own joint venture and i'd say you were managing its time. but i think the president is committed the russian president is committed to an economic environment that attracts foreign direct investment and dealing with corruption is one of the issues that is a barrier tell us a little more about your expansion strategy in russia well we formed a joint venture fifty fifty joint venture with the group four years ago and weak at that time we committed to the russian government and actually to the to the president that we would invest a billion dollars over a couple of years to modernize expand the facilities part of the group or write milad expansion now and it's the biggest expansion the forest products industry in thirty years and russia such into the w t o how do you think that will it affect
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business i think generally it's a good thing you know russia is the beginning member of the g eight the g twenty that's not in the deputy you know it's the largest economy in the world it's not part of the b.t.o. and. you know taking down trade barriers and putting russia on equal footing as it should be with the other countries in the world that are part of w t o is going to foster the thing for russia and for all the other countries that are part of the economic this global economic world now as the c.e.o. of international paper how specifically is business in russia do you think the country is well positioned to for the relative strengths and weaknesses of the country or to move forward with your particular industry you know russia like a lot of developing economies it's got a lot of infrastructure investment they need to make in order to support a growing economy and more investment so you know first there's there's infrastructure less regulation in russia still got a lot of regulations that slow down the productivity of capital and things take
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longer yeah i'd say those two specific things infrastructure and regulation. of the two important things for us to do this for foreign direct investment it already has been pretty well i mean we shipped. in one of our businesses one hundred percent of all you make the soldier in russia so in where in the paper business so that's a good barometer of economic activity and the other business or it is a big export of the tried and obviously that's going quite well so in particular to the paper industry though i mean along with the infrastructure of the resources is there what you need here in order to make the product well they certainly have russia's blessed with natural resources the third of the world software farces here in russia and you know we manage that very responsibly you know the trees are growing fast and to be harvested and are being replanted so russia's guy you know what you need to make paper packaging it's got a fiber. and energy hydropower so rough has got the resources that we need to be to be an export of the rest of the world to. all paper products and what's the
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takeaway so far before. well every year the firm gets bigger but i think you know this year i just got here this morning so i haven't seen been around a lot of it but well attended the year that's for sure and as i say pinprick in our form has become a global event that it's an important for people doing business in russia for people doing business all around the world for it i thank you very much for the project c.e.o. of international paper that's a for me now for the business report stay with us here on r.t. .
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hungry for the full story we've got it from. the biggest issues get the human voice ceased to face with the news makers. sure is that so much about taxpayers' money lending institutions need to stop people at area b. you're always in crisis will be a witness ten years. to a substantial degree and one form or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of europe and the shadow is encroaching upon all. the early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the world forms the empire that the united states is trying to insist on issues most americans have no
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