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in indonesia oh geez available in the ground sure it's the media who took the ritz carlton hotel who took the children the millennium hotel in chile and you can seal it censored. drone to veto who told the kind of initial marco resort hotel resorted to so. when results michael's overly plausibly told the current riviera. cintra hotel the. libyan leader finds himself in double trouble as the international criminal court
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issues the warrant for his arrest for crimes against humanity on the hundred day alternators bombing of libya more details just ahead israel promises to him to six of her to live down from gaza while backing away from rates to punish journalists. confirmed now that fifteen people fukushima nuclear plant showed signs of a radiation exposure last month the latest government checks are met with skepticism. and business rushes to main stock exchanges finished in the red on negative sentiment over the greek debt we'll bring you the figures in our business bulletin twenty minutes from the. worldwide news a live from moscow this is r.t.
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welcome to the program it appears that libyan leader moammar gadhafi is not only being targeted by nato jets but the international criminal court also has him in its sights judges in the hague issued an arrest warrant for gadhafi and his closest allies on charges of crimes against humanity. namely he's being accused of purposefully targeting his civilians of killing civilians during the dispersal of the protests in february of this year the court's decision and the request for the arrest of moammar gadhafi his son and also his intelligence minister has been issued by one of the prosecutors of the international criminal court and this is only the second time in accords a nine year history that such a warrant has been issued for an incumbent head of state the first such occurrence happened in two thousand and nine and the man that they wanted or were after was the sudanese president. that decision has yet to be implemented in reality and the
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libyan authorities have already said that they will not comply with the decision in this case they actually questioned its legitimacy and have reminded that libya is not a signatory to the rome treaty which has actually set up the international criminal court we have yet to find out how exactly they will go about arresting more market duffy the i.c.c. did say that the libyan people themselves will arrest gadhafi but of course. he is called words remain defiant and say they will continue to fight to the very end and they basically said they don't particularly care for this particular decision as a matter of fact there were reports of intensified bombing off tripoli just this morning there were reports that blasts have been heard very close to gadhafi compound this was supposed to be an enforcement of a no fly zone in libya and yet already we're talking about. according to the libyan
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government we're talking about hundreds of civilians being killed as a result of the nato airstrikes of course new officials have until not so long ago denied being. at this point it's kind of a situation which is just hanging in the air and whether this particular latest decision from the i.c.c. whether that will have any effect on the situation in libya remains to be seen. reporting right well meantime katina cause a charge for the chairman of the state duma's foreign affairs committee explained to r.t. why the arrest warrants cannot be applied to the libyan leader. the decision of the international criminal court. is not legally binding for libya for the simple reason libya is not a member state of the court and there's long as mr pease on libya still retore him and this decision can not be fulfilled in case the decision of the courts in.
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there will mean that mr inevitably will try to stay in power as long as he can and that contradicts the intentions on the international community of the way there are by the security council member states russia included. eric who coauthored an independent report into the libyan war after traveling there on a fact finding mission back in april but he thinks that there's no chance of khadafi being arrested unless foreign ground forces intervene. there is no way to get a feel because he is living in his burned bubble is easy and tripoli's are very well protected until we don't send any troops. invasion force it's impossible to to to have kathy i think that. in fact that if he is winning because most of the is units are very well equipped compared to the insurgents without the nato support
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the insurgents are absolutely nothing they don't have any military training they don't have any military organization they are only people who are screaming in the street and this is why they are asking more and more nato involvement but it's very surprising because you can know the revolution we've all doing the job yourself and this is not the case of the insurgents in benghazi. so are five minutes past the hour here in moscow and you are with our team still to come in the program democracy with a touch of the u.s. analysis of new programs to help opposition movements across the globe but some suggest it's just a convenient way to overthrow governments. in absentia moscow court hands out twenty five years in prison to a top intelligence officer who fled russia after exposing a group of u.s. based russian agents including chap. a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships carrying supplies to gaza is said to depart from greece it's reportedly
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made up of ten vessels with five hundred activists on board israel warns that its military is quote gearing up to intercept. but has dropped earlier threats against journalists that they would be banned or deported for covering the events paula has the latest from charge of. israeli government says it is rethinking how it plans to handle foreign journalists that are on boil for their freedom flotilla to resit six sails from european waters and heads towards god that later this week what we do know is that earlier the israeli government press officer said that any journalist onboard would face arrest would face detention and would also face a band of up to ten years they would not be able to return to israel for at least a decade we are now hearing that the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu first heard of this only this morning monday on the news and he is said to have said it is problematic he has urged his cabinet to rethink it and he's also said that the way journalists are dealt with is different to the way so-called
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infiltrators are handled this does not cover the answer the question as if and when the israeli government indeed finds the second fertility to be in violation of international law which is of course what it found the first to tell a guilty of how been some board be dealt with in the security cabinet held an emergency meeting today after that meeting it issued a statement in which the girl. government ministers to those who are determined to prevent the fratellis from reaching gaza which as usual friction as possible we're talking about ten ships from five hundred passengers on board representing some twenty two countries will serve you no one wants a repeat of what happened last year and news radio parties are at pains to try and make sure that all the ducks on the road to prevent the same kind of incident occurring that first attempt happened on may thirty first they were six ships involved they had six thirty and the largest of those ships known as the mother. came in conflict with israeli commandos who were lowered into the ship via
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helicopters from helicopters there was fighting that ensued both sides blaming the other questions starting the conflict but the fact is that nine turkish activists who were on board with killed nabil israeli government has said again and again that it will not allow any ships whether this particular tame to another one to actually reach goals that the israeli authorities saying that they insist on actually so to through all the goods on board to make sure that there are no weapons no ammunition there and that once feel satisfied that there isn't they will be personally responsible for clones firming early goods to gaza it is important to note that the reason why the activists are carrying out the second fertility in as many years in two years is that they do believe that the blockade on gaza is facilitating a humanitarian disaster we are hearing reports of increasing shortages in food supplies in medical supplies in basic items that people need to keep on living and so this is the second attempt by activists around the world to draw attention to gaza. these are policy where you can find the footage of last year's israeli
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assault on our website it's all to talk by there are also plenty of other stories waiting for you including the latest news politics culture blogs and expert analysis and some of the items are lined up for you online right now if you are a vampire or an l. through your rights represented one. your calls find out about russia as a growing youth movement for human rights. and animals are having their rights defended to find the story of a monument to a dog that raised thousands of dollars to help stray animals all across russia. the japanese government is starting radiation checks on millions of people living in near the fukushima nuclear plant it's been revealed that fifteen people living over forty kilometers from the facility showed signs of internal radiation exposure when examined last month and sean thomas found out many no longer trust the safety
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warnings. in a culture that is generally non-confrontational and obedient when thousands take to the streets of tokyo against nuclear energy it is a serious sign of discontent if after this crisis it is true that the people are more conscious and we need to take advantage of it this is the first time since the second world war the japanese people have no trust in the government he was a coastal city devastated by the earthquake the tsunami and on the edge of the radiation exclusion zone is starting on the long road to recovery but the people living here say the government just isn't doing enough from the city hall like york city they said different things like perfect or they said different things and the government they said different things. they are not together. or. part of the country. they are a part but some believe it is too early to tell what the real dangers of the
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situation or scientists know that large doses of radiation given in one blast is a significant health threat but they say there isn't enough information about long term exposure to lower doses of radiation and the types of damage it can do if you check it out here. or ideation level and then you check debriefs and when you take water you always feel have different values because it's so close and it's so changing so you can hardly say but it's really exceed what a normal person would have by year one of the frightening things about this entire incident is that there are no concrete boundaries that can clearly guarantee your safety one example is this looks like a beautiful lush green valley behind me but in fact this is the very edge of the twenty kilometer exclusion zone that the government has set up in fact we're trying to get a little bit closer but were escorted out by a police officer and a taco if they're still now although this is supposed to be a safe area the radiation levels here are still between seven and ten times higher
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than normal weather for misinformation or me. understanding that people who live in the affected areas don't always take the proper precautions here a volunteer works to clean up toxic radioactive hot spots with hardly any protection at all a problem that some say is compounded by government propaganda accentuating the benefits while neglecting to inform about the dangers of nuclear waste. the first thing the government should do is let the citizens know the real cost of nuclear energy until now the priority has been to profit from energy a p.r. machine of the government has been emphasising the benefit of nuclear energy and the citizens have been brainwashed to believe it now in the wake of an international crisis and there are allegations that the government and the power companies have worked out a deal to help each other and that the media has been bought off the t.v. channels need the money from advertisement and the nuclear energy companies pay a lot with at this money they cannot survive and for that reason i have to shut up
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about the situation the newspapers have this problem as well a move that if true keeps the important information hidden from the people saving face for those in charge in japan chiang thomas. however it's not nuclear energy but shoddy equipment to blame in fukushima well that's the view of john rich director general of the nuclear so c.h. and he spoke to sophie shevardnadze about the safety of atomic energy and his interview is coming your way next hour but here's a preview of the great irony of what happened at fukushima is that it was the failure of non-nuclear support systems to be available after the shutdown that resulted in this meltdown every nuclear regulatory authority in the world needs to go back and ask the question are all of the reactors under my supervision protected against worst case natural catastrophes like floods like tsunamis like earthquakes like plane crashes and but those questions are being asked right now i think they
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will result in some changes i don't think the changes are going to be terribly expensive i don't think they're going to take a long time to implement and i think that the good of this is that the world will have drawn a lesson from fukushima a nuclear safety will be even stronger. the man who blew the cover of a group of russian agents in the u.s. last year has been found guilty in absentia of treason and desertion by a moscow court intelligence colonel alexander fled the country before the scandal last june which saw ten agents including anna chapman arrested. outside of a has been following proceedings. this very high profile case has been deemed top secret and classified so most of the proceedings that took place in moscow's military court were held behind closed doors and every shred of evidence and witness statement that was submitted throughout the course of the trial was also classified and top secret but we do know that that by sea it has been stripped of
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all of his military ranks and achievements and found guilty of treason and sentenced to twenty five years in prison of course at the moment that really doesn't affect his life that much because of course he's not in russia cording to the court he's most likely hiding somewhere in the united states and he left for the united states just a little over a year ago and according to information voiced in the court room that was a complete surprise to everybody including his wife she found out that her husband had deserted her her family and her country from a text message which he sent to her saying mary i'm sorry i hope you find a way to forgive me this isn't for a while this is for ever and that whitey it has been working with u.s. intelligence officers for at least a decade out of those people whose cover he blew and chapman perhaps one of the most famous and media. liked characters she picked him out of
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a photo lineup saying that this is in fact the man that she met with in the united states according to her statement she felt somewhat uncomfortable after her meeting with him and contacted her superiors in moscow which then confirmed her suspicions but of course by then it was too late and ten people were sent out of the united states being found guilty of being unregistered agents of a foreign government. what about reporting right now well let's go to some other stories making headlines around the world the. thousands who've been forced from their homes in the u.s. state of north dakota if you're a reply to. banks emergency services and volunteers scramble to build dams and makeshift levees with mixed results a major fear now is the contamination of drinking water with people being urged to boil before drinking the water is still not receding and the worst could be yet to come. the lawmakers are discussing deeply unpopular spending cuts and tax
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hikes today the measures are a prerequisite for a new multibillion bailout from the european union in a last ditch effort to pull the vote is being seen as crucial to the future of the whole euro the austerity plan has angered the public because of its severity and cost to future generations. what china is offering to help europe with its economy the chinese prime minister on a tour of the e.u. has offered to buy debt from struggling nations it's seen as a move to secure supporting europe as well as to curb inflation that's the view of jim rogers an american financial investor and author. they become the savior if they become the large creditor for europe they're going to have a very major seat at the table that's going to improve their position in the i.m.f. it's going to produce improved their position with the world bank it's going to improve their position at the u.n. because you know the europeans are going to have to be more and more friendly to
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china because china is saving the american i cannot save them russia cannot save them so europe is going to be more china friendly than it has been in the past they're going to the europeans and say ok let's be friendly we'll keep you all this money will bail you out you'll be now friendly and supportive of us instead of being so supportive instead of listening to washington so much you know you call us first and if we want more representation at international bodies such as the world bank then you you should listen to i our case the chinese have huge international reserves they had a largest international credit in the world they have over three trillion u.s. dollars and very various currencies internally yes they've had too much inflation and they're trying to cool that inflation up but there is extra will there international situation that it got lots of liquidity and you do whatever they want you with also you want from moscow now the u.s.
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state department's plans for spreading democracy around the world have been greeted with speculation that washington is planning a program of foreign regime change and will provide finance and technology to opposition groups but the untouched strings that could be used to steer other states where america wants them and also has gone after can reports. the u.s. state department now generously hands out cash and technology to dissidents throughout the world its bureau of democracy human rights and labor has announced the request for proposals on how to foster change in a number of countries in the middle east and north africa as well this cuba the us claims the best of intentions saying it. wants to strengthen independence civil society groups in those countries it's just in really another form of provoking regime change they're just trying to do it under a different guise under a different facade saying that somehow on with the best of intentions they're promoting democracy but in reality it's just promoting us agenda among other things
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the state department is financing the creation of stealth wireless networks that would enable activists to communicate outside the reach of governments in countries like iran syria and libya according to participate in the projects other programs include a so-called internet in a suitcase a powerful portable wireless transmitter that activists king used to set up their own networks in order to circumvent state control but at the same time american companies provide authorities in bahrain saudi arabia and kuwait with the technology to effectively block websites those double standards system everybody should be fully aware and understand the. us or united states government austrian regime change since we all are of lucian's our technology is not all the us provides to instigate change in certain countries some opposition movements get a direct cash supply for example we can leaks cables show that the state department
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has for years secretly funded syrian anti-government groups it's done in general to create a world that is more aligned more specifically more controlled really aligned with the views of the united states i'm now looking at the state department website that promotes grants for those willing to bring about change in communist cuba and here is one of the requirements i'm going to read this it is preferable for these personnel to speak spanish fluently possess solid understanding of the cultural context and have prior experience on the island in order to maximize their effectiveness in the. operating environment and of quote sounds very much like we're quoting agents but instead of doing it the traditional secretive way the us does they're right out in the open on their website help most often comes with strings attached many say opposition leaders in libya who now get financial and
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political support from washington are sure to get instructions on how to return the favor essentially their eight years. system with. agents of the us government even if they don't necessarily. get a check on r.t.e. washington d.c. or it's in just a few minutes here and i'll tell you it's coming up with business update for this hour. how to welcome to our business program this hour russia needs to diversify its economy as oil production is not expected to grow in the next decade finance minister alex he couldn't says the key challenge is to create an environment to
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develop non energy sectors. this left me in. the crease it's ruined companies and give way to private investments but government is going to sold most of its shares in key enterprises in the next three to five years this relates to financial energy telecom and transport sectors of russia's biggest airline air flight is the latest company to be shut off for privatization the announcement came from finance minister called in as they were nation's capital investment for he says the sale will take place within the next three to five years the state owns around half the company the size of the stake to be privatized is unclear the government is going to sell a number of assets in the near future in order to raise up to twenty five billion dollars. or is dropping further with a stronger dollar and worries about global demand it declined sharply at the end of last week following a decision by the international energy agency to release strategic reserves on the
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market. the range of between eighty and one hundred dollars per bet it is reasonable both will consumers and producers and those numbers the prize keeps it reasonably within this limit there is no need for anybody to panic there is plenty of oil there is no shortage of way there is plenty of worry there in the ground this capacity limited the insufficient to moderate the market is the real difficulties. court is now trading at around ninety dollars a barrel its lowest for about a year and brant is hovering at around one hundred four dollars per barrel now looking at the markets u.s. stocks are rising in early trading after encouraging signs about europe's debt crisis also data consumer spending came in as expected microsoft corp is leading the gains up two point nine percent u.s. supreme court on monday struck down a california law banning sales of violent video games to minors microsoft was among those challenging the law we should know and enforced stocks in europe kept in
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tight range monday as investors awaited greece's crucial votes this week on a sturdy measures. paints producer axel noble dropped after a profit warning and here in russia stock exchange is close in the red as negative sentiment over greek debt and isaac's end it nearly half a percent lower and the artist lost under eight percent let's have a look at some individual share moves on them isaac's oil majors are among the main losers following the downturn in crude and in the red well look all finished slightly higher mag stocks among are also under pressure would spare about losing half percent at markel cases of. the day's trading. russia sort of on the green given you know a bit of a positive outlook towards the greek problems and they all sort of plan that is supposed to come through in the through the week but then the focus has been shifted also to italy and they're all their peaks so people are just wondering whether this is going to be enough or it's going to carry on through tightening banks and how that's going to affect actually the russian market to us and how.
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that's going to have a global impact to russia specifically you see they all price cutting off and then russia actually has been lagging a bit in the last few days just because of that impact and also the dollar has been stronger and that has also hit commodities and then you have the other you know metals and mining names also coming off a bit in the last few days russia setting up its own national payment system on the lines of visa and master card it's been signed into law by president medvedev and is aimed at boosting competition and the credit card market but arest chief editor of business in new york magazine explains the value of creating such a system from scratch russia has this advantage and so much as a lot of these systems that putting in place they're doing from scratch so you know it's obvious never have any of the stuff because today exists and so they go straight to states which means they get the quests of the best. and most of the systems built in the west have been incremental with you know progressively adding
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new function i was new software new hardware as new services become available and in that sense they have the opportunity of building a really classy system that you could then naturally export to the other members of the c.i.s. and to further grow to emerging markets who are coming to this person around the same time. and that's all the latest and business hearty but don't forget you can always find most stories just log onto our web sites are two dot com slash posts. the.
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culture is that so much sex marriage maybe once a semi real estate bureau and it's meeting with destiny the greek government surveillance a vote of confidence as its crushing debt ordeal continues unabated. the move. to.

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