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people cranking the crowd the police about getting ready to retaliate. the crowd the. street head. of the situation that they didn't care i say that trying to face the fact and the police are trying. their managing by the looks of things to push back the police actually off the central square itself there's a lot of the protesters who throwing things wearing gas masks and we spoke to some of the main organizers from the teens who would like to protest today they said that they wanted it to be peaceful until the end of june and so any of these measures will cause see the police the letting of take us into the crowd that incredibly hard to breathe on the street not have to pleasant for anyone there's lots of people getting medical treatment around the place but the violence just really are up saying we're not entirely sure if these people when the gas masks that are provoking the police are actually part of the main process as we said the people we spoke to said they wanted it to be peaceful and it has been up until now
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up until earlier today when the provocation happened when the police started to try and push them back. so forth reporting that well you're a skeptic and the british you are n.p.r. national forest says the reason politicians are so determined to bail out greece and keep it in the euro zone is to save the banks. 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 a serious hit on their faulty mending policies so there's something has gone seriously wrong with the banking system it's almost as if there's a holy alliance of politicians and bankers versus ordinary people and 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 hardly begun and in 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 but that's life and i suspect we're going to regret keeping the banks afloat and imprisoning
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countries like greece inside a currency union which they're just not suited. greeks express their anger at facing further cuts germans are less fierce about having to pay for it again later this hour german m.p. klaus peter wilson explains why he thinks you countries should take responsibility for themselves. was regulated that there must be any bailout because. otherwise you. you will. ruin the public finances of those countries who are contributing to it. as long as each country is responsible for its budget it has to take full responsibility and the only
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right answer to that is no bailout. to libya now where least to civilians have reportedly been killed by a nato airstrike on a residential house in the capital tripoli alliance has also admitted to mistakenly attacking rebel. that's not how many people were killed in the friendly fire incident of this week's or intensified bombing although they've been capital some of it just as russia's envoy. was on a visit there he also told the rebel stronghold of benghazi as part of a piece of mission said that both sides are willing to talk but the alliance first stop it says strikes. tripoli is expecting to see an immediate cease fire before 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 but for those talks to bring any
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result tripoli says a cease fire must be put in place and the international mediators need to keep regulating the process one thing is clear russia is very welcome as a mediator both in tripoli and in benghazi we will keep working together. well all of miles the former british ambassador to libya says whatever happens persuading gadhafi to go won't be an easy task. after years very tough he's been. defending himself against all kinds of attacks over many years he's been in power now for forty years he's very skilled at protecting himself and he would be an easy to persuade him to go certainly isn't anyone who could replace him he's he's unique nobody will want to replace him but of course there will be a future after gadhafi naturally as the region in every country there's it's quite common when you have a powerful leader who's been there for a long time people will say what will happen when you go you know it was the same
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with everyone from stalin. that wherever you go in the world you find this phenomenon but there will be a future for libya after gadhafi don't worry. but as a result of the nato airstrikes they bins are suffering from shortages the fuel long queues are stretching from every petrol station in the capital tripoli and there's artie's where if a national reports the operation to turn people against colonel gadhafi appears to be backfiring. it may have some of the largest oil reserves on the planet but these days labor's also got some of the longest queues at its pastoral stations the international sanctions imposed on them battled colonels regime does not include a few and. that nato is targeting tank if suspected the fuel might be used by gadhafi as military forces with roads closed factories at a stop and foreign workers long since gone from the war stricken country is facing
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its worst energy crisis ever the new realities ordinarily been drivers now spend vast amounts of time queuing for fuel a month ago this became a common theme here in this country people have been lining up to fill up their cars even days but this line is a little different compared to the gas station at the end of life here is given only a marker is a university student and has volunteered here to help organize the process she stamps a few russian boots which allow individuals thirty five liters a week she believes it's a great idea to have women on the station as. the women have too many things to do they don't fight each other was queuing and never shoot into the year is now in the us so we're able to serve up to nine hundred cars in a subtle enough to look at. this line is long but others are ruben longer petrels to cheaper than water here just
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a few cents for litter it's just that is often in short supply. if there is no fuel we have to give our cars and return reentry appears it could be days. when only gas stations is one of many innovations supposed to ease people's lives in a country that cares there are also special problems for ambulances and police cars . up on the foot of the needle surrounded us but we should move on. try to do our best to help people get by if we give up. obviously a lot of those seeking to oust colonel gadhafi may have been hoping the hardships will incite people to rise up against a leader but instead it only seems to be fueling people's hatred towards what they feel is western imperialism and need to nato damaged our city destroyed our life they told us they want to save people is that the way to save the people tell me
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this is just a crime. while the war in size trying to find a way out of months of devastating conflict ordinary people looking for a way to just leave the everyday lives dreaming about times when these nightmare would be with a distant memory. tripoli. the revolution in egypt that seemed more successful in the vicious stalemate in libya but since hosni mubarak fell in february seven thousand people have been jailed by egypt's military rulers among them protesters writers and dissidents freelance journalist who's in cairo says the revolution to install democracy has so far changed very little. the trials have been fast a call in the case of some of the people who've gotten out they described the trial taking place in a kitchen with the district attorney conducting the trial holding a remote control for television in one hand and
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a taser in the other nine tasing them when they didn't read the statements they've been given correctly. so in these cases i mean if we hope that there's a retrial but it seems it'll be a result of political pressure if it occurs it won't be because of any sort of legal safeguards that are being enforced at the moment there's been no real progress on any of the issues that motivated the revolution i mean some people are saying we have to wait and stage after the elections which take place but there is it in terms of freedom of speech it's aims that the supreme council of armed forces while declaring itself sort of guardian of the revolution is is while championing themselves as you know the saviors of the revolution they're intent on maintaining as much of the old system as possible. here with our table so they had this hour cleaning up for the seamers reactors look at what's happening to timing. devices say dangers posed by radiation leaks. past the u.s.
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is accused of using critical pressure to extradite jailed russian businessman. to towns in just a few minutes. no state run economy in russia this week president have outlined his vision of a nation's future international economic performance and petersburg he joined business leaders and politicians to discuss ways of russia the world should be developing their economies parties and it's an elephant. modernization based on stifling corruption d. centralizing power and government reforms all goals voiced by president medvedev at this year's international economic forum here in st petersburg where how russia is going to attempt to become one of the world's biggest and most effective economies was laid out. we shouldn't hesitate to say goodbye to many bad habits we can focus only on a step by step development it's a mistake we should focus on the following improving the investment climate in
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russia to create new jobs in the regions making progress in the fight against corruption the creation of a modern police service and over security forces improving the effectiveness of the justice system and finally the modernization of government applying modern approaches and the decentralizing of power of course the main bad habit as the president calls it is corruption which he says is choking russia's economy this was his message to the country's officials that don't do business according to the law . the noose around the neck of those who practice corruption should be tightened and the whole of russia or agrees with this without any exception is but corruption is very difficult to deal with them in the government should be purged of corruption in a more decisive way and for that purpose we should enhanced the way those suspected of corruption are dismissed from public service another issue that's hampering russia's economic development is it not being a member of the world trade organization lately we're hearing from
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a lot of officials that exception to the w t o for russia is possible by the end of this year the president agrees but says only under very specific circumstances. we have long been ready to join the w t o more than many other countries small or large everyone is perfectly aware of that still we are asked to make an unseemly large number of concessions this kind of approach is unacceptable russia will not agree to any evidently unfavorable solutions and of course presumably. one question on all of the minds of the business executives top innovators and world leaders will president medvedev run for reelection well it was their first question of the forums and this is what medvedev had to say. sure when i consider it appropriate to tell you whether i will do it or not i will come out and say it this forum is not the best place for that one thing you can be sure of is that i will be able to avoid making that statement i will have to tell the people of russia and anyone
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else who's interested about my decision. you will not have to wait much longer. every story requires some kind of intrigue otherwise they'll be no interest in living. so let's keep the intrigue a bit longer. and certainly no intrigue surrounding what platform medvedev would run on if he does announce he's running for reelection it will be all about modernization reporting from st petersburg and yes i'm now a party and among those attending the forum was the chinese leader who can tell he said the world economy is still recovering slowly and that reform of the global financial system is needed in the last major energy deal with russia was on the table the thirty year supply contract wasn't agreed however that price russian gas still to be agreed to put on a number of other deals while discussing why the world the country's involvement
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may be in conflict must stick to the u.n. resolution lies in chinese and he's an asia times correspondent. says china is ready for a new global role. james cheney is national security russia and central asia are getting we need we need. all of the parents to the middle east and the persian gulf it's a long term strategy biggest guess is in their five year plans and this strategy goes on until the end of the twenty first century so yes russia and china. russia sees d.s.t.o. as a jew strategic priority very important in terms of not only countering the berith nature of the country can influence the regime as a whole and surely mr used the su as a truly a literary crept aeration mecca this year very reticent to create effect on the
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ground that would then turn amazed to us immediately you know it's exactly the same military strategy as well and it's not only related to central asia it's really to the indian ocean out the chinese navy wants to have a very strong presents in the indian ocean and perhaps india really be seat. got back the chinese territory in the run. up s. s there so we're considering the fact that maybe some real general in the pentagon and if you took a stab at that there are strangelove ideas. from wideout kaunda how the emerging powers could reshape the financial landscape and check out our website the business section by next letter painting and the latest updates perspective on what's going on in the global economy right now to stand on to r.t. dot com to stay. u.s.
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missile defense plans in europe will have to be revamped after the czech republic pulled out of the project this week progs said it was not happy with its new small role in the system the country was originally supposed to host and. danced radar that washington claimed was to help prevent future in itself threats from iran the plan was met with harsh criticism from russia and protested president obama shelvey original blueprint austin tex to host an early warning data center instead of activists at the un tell us outspoken opponent of calls and explains why he thinks the proposed system was flawed. check people don't want such a thing here in this country we feel that this will actually undermine the security of both the czech republic and europe as a continent and so we think that it's completely contradictory to place such a such a system here in europe this system without incorporating russia without talking
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to also other world superpowers like china like india or the following are the pirates that will be the biggest world economies in the in the following two years is really going to make a lot of attention to go on the global scale and so it should be wise and just start thinking about building security mechanisms and structures that will include all the big superpowers not just some. but over the last century the u.s. has established hundreds of better bases around the world next hour we'll bring you a special report on this expanding web and the risks posed to the countries hosting the. to a substantial degree and one farm or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of the earth and the shadow is encroaching upon all of. the early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the world forms
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that believe empire that the united states is trying to build it's astonishing most americans have no idea there are more than a quarter of a million more than two hundred fifty thousand us troops stationed on these bases all around us. we don't have foreign bases in america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in our bases of why are the noises our noisy doesn't bother us at all because they're all bases but for other people it's almost like a cancer here for these people. since the into world war two the spaces i've been. working here to provide a safe and secure environment for everybody. the
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questions the other thing else is you get everything you needed. the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant says it may take several days before the system to decontaminate radioactive water can be restarted the cleanup operation is being hampered by high radiation levels which are now far beyond safety limits it's the contaminated water could overflow within the week a solution isn't found latest setback comes out and international atomic energy agency report criticised the government's slow response to the nuclear disaster correspond with quake and tsunami james and it too often dependent news website in the saga says the risk to people's health remains a very real. i mean new leaks of any kind are going to be an incredible burden on the efforts that are already underway to try to clean up the water or decontaminated because they are now running out of space to actually store the
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contaminated water in the fukushima in the immediate vicinity of the plant and i believe within two weeks they're actually going to run out of space so they're trying to get a system online for treating the water but apparently the test for that is going to be pushed back another few days it's already been pushed back from last friday there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure that any level of radiation exposure increases the risk of cancer and however negligible that risk may be with any particular person on any particular date any particular spot when it's averaged out over a large population like is living in the fukushima region unfortunately means there will be over time an increase in cancer rates there and it's really just a question of how many. this week a new york judge questioned the validity of evidence against him to boot the russian man america accused of being an international gun runner well since his controversial extradition from thailand to test consistently said he has little
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chance of a fair trial. you know i was following the story. he is the russian citizen america fought relentlessly to adopt victor boot was secretly and swiftly extradited to the us seven months ago and this may be where he stays indefinitely if guilty on arms smuggling and terrorism related charges if he is convinced. he's looking at life there's no parole there's no early release in the federal system really the only why in the federal system to get a reduction in your sentence. 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
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against bangkok to gain custody of boot in the 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 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 a public statement of disappointment at the judge's ruling not to extradite boot 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 the mood to extradite him or should say kidnap and 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
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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 in. the transfer of victor boot to america was a violation of a very important thai american treaty signed in one nine hundred ninety s. which the political offenders cannot be extradited as the case was not finalized and was moved to the us america used various means political. another's outside the boundaries of due legal process to get victor boot that means that victor boot is not getting a fair deal to this day the shows have not provided official documents explaining the legal grounds behind boats extradition this despite repeated inquiries made by the russian foreign ministry back to back about what we know for sure that's on november sixteenth two thousand and turn that the moment
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a little bit to beat was physically taken out of the time prison his case was being considered by the time i call to the 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 get him. it's clear to everyone that the case has long been moved from the sphere of want 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 arms dealing now finds itself accused of political arm twisting come october an american jury will decide picked up a future to pay our political pressure at surfside by the us army
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you're watching on t.v. the week's top stories now russia's efforts to broker peace in libya sort of the first signs of dialogue between the warring sides and ongoing nato airstrikes that you simply in that sense of being in support of. the state's role in russia's economy must be reduced that was part of the new czech president get it out of the international economic performance and peters but he also reiterated point corruption affectively and create a better investment. and greece has been engulfed in protests against a fresh round of government cuts because as a prime minister reshuffle the cabinet to push through a new austerity package to secure
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a second bailout. and it's not just greeks who are angry at the sacrifices that being forced into financial help from europe the germans aren't happy about paying for the financial weaknesses of the neighbors either next we talked to a german n.p. thinks you countries should look after themselves. greece and portugal should leave the euro to save the european union according to german ruling party m.p. klaus pizza we'll show mr walsh what will happen if you keep bailing them out. you know you would treaties that was regulated that there must be any bailouts because. otherwise. you will. ruin the popular finances of those countries who are contributing to
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it. as long as each country is responsible for its budget it has to take full responsibility and the only right answer to that is no bailout how do the bailouts affect the german economy in germany we are making a lot of efforts to keep public debt under control. we just amended our constitution we put in there so call it. dept break. which. defiance the steps we have to take with our. budgets. in order to come to the zero nine and then start paying the debt back. and it is dangerous if this is. infected by. policy national policy of either you were partners.

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