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ten am in moscow i'm at present good to have you with us here on r t our top story libya's national transitional council is lining up for its place at the united nations a new resolution paves the way for them to take over libya's seat at the general assembly although you see isn't yet in full control of the country the u.n. is also agreed to lift some of the sanctions imposed on the khadafi regime. has more. one of the things that the new resolution envisions is a special u.n. support mission in libya that will be set up for an initial three months to help in what they claim it insists is essentially a political operation it would give advice on restoring security but would cause some trade on efforts to undertake inclusive political dialogue promote national reconciliation and generally help the government in libya organize elections and write a new constitution and that kind of u.n. participation is welcomed by all members this is something that washes amboy to the united nations was talking about saying it's a u.n.
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responsibility to help create some kind of a law and order system that would put an end to the chaos there as a result of the failure to properly implement the previous u.n. resolution aiming at protecting civilians the country found itself in a full scale civil war with civilians suffering most also the resolution expresses the security council's determination to lift the no fly zone over the levy an airspace in the very near future well that's a provision put forward by russia and a provision that received the support of members take a listen. in libya by chumming the situation into political diplomatically and it's important the council considers lifting the new fly zone over libya particularly as this no fly zone is being violated arbitrarily now induce the new reality on the ground maintaining the new fly zone no longer makes sense it's lifting must be part of the international community's efforts to address the aftermath of the libyan crisis. the resolution would also ease economic sanctions imposed on libya
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and make sure of billions of dollars of assets frozen by the security council in february and march are soon available to and for the benefit of the people of libya the general assembly on friday gave libya's u.n. seat to the national transitional council which toppled moammar gadhafi although not yet controlling the whole of libya the rebels will nevertheless represent their . country at the u.n. general assembly next week as for the arms embargo imposed on libya there are uncertainties whether everyone at the u.n. security council is on the same page here russia called for removing a ban on small arms supplies to leave you to protect the u.n. personnel diplomats and humanitarian staff but the essence of the french british proposal with regards to lifting the arms embargo is yet quite vague so there might be some tension over the issue there anyway when it comes to concerns over the proliferation of arms in the v.a. and its potential impact on regional peace everyone seems to be on the same page
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and the security council has clearly expressed those concerns the amount of weapons in libya that are up for grabs is extremely worrying more khadafi its army left behind armories brimming with weapons and the rebels have helped themselves those weapons me very well wind up in the hands of people who have other agendas then defeating khadafi that's the kind of concern that russia has raised on a number of occasions saying in a chaos like the one unfolding in libya the weapons will inevitably end up in the hands of extremists and terrorists and not just weapons but maybe nuclear materials that libya possibly has to do although many see libya moving toward an arrow of law and freedom world affairs analyst carmen russell still chance king from voice of russia isn't so optimistic about the country's democratic future. the problem is that you have so many disparate interest among the rebels that there's it's
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certainly going to be a tough road and me it's kind of interesting that the u.s. really wants to get into this quite as much i mean i think that it has a lot to do with self-interest in terms of trying to keep certain elements in the among the rebels from getting any from taking any power or any real power and of course those are the elements such as the you know the more islamic elements so there might be at some point a possibility for real democracy however the problem is is it going to be the democracy that america is going to try to impose on it and that i think is that could be the potentially the real problem how much is the united states and nato and european nations going to be meddling in that democracy on the ground in libya fighters backing the new leadership continue to pound what's left of the old regimes few remaining holdouts civilian casualties still a very real possibility but the country is quick to condemn khadafi as assaults on the rebels back in march seem to have gone quiet as artie's laura and it explains.
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david cameron and nicolas sarkozy surveyed their handiwork the most senior leaders to visit tripoli since their countries began the nato intervention in libya they say their work is not yet done. and. he's right civilians are still being killed but now that gadhafi is virtually powerless the people increasingly doing the killing are national transitional council forces together with nato as they attack bani walid and other gadhafi strongholds on that cameron and sarkozy are silent to paraphrase george orwell in animal farm some civilians are more equal than others nato insists they're targeted attacks but there are reports of m.t.c. reprisals against suppose it could duffy supporters clearly there are real problems on the ground there's a legacy of such a conflict you will have human rights abuses taking on both sides rebels national
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transitional council have promised to hold their own fighters to account and that is a process that we will see from now it doesn't seem to be happening yet the african union alleges that transitional forces are hunting down and killing black africans on the assumption that gadhafi recruited them as mercenaries that's borne out by reports by amnesty international which says the rebels are guilty of unlawful killings and torture it takes pains to point out to kids afi forces committed some terrible atrocities but also documents a brutal settling of scores by rebel forces including the lynchings of gadhafi soldiers meanwhile daffy's hometown is one of the last holdouts a letter purportedly from the colonel himself begs the u.n. security council to protect sirte from being pounded by. nato has to tackle what it
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describes is crimes by the forces of the new government civilian deaths all seemingly a short cut. cameron and sarkozy were quick to condemn gadhafi the killing innocent libyans in the lead up to nato is no fly zone being imposed but no such rhetorics being aimed at the empty sea in fact it's quite the opposite britain's a draft u.n. resolution to ease sanctions against libya and against the national oil corporation in particular getting the oil flowing again your emmett's altie. western liberty and independence faces a tough test next week as palestinian leaders prepare to go out and getting u.n. recognition of the yes vote by no means certain israel is already cracking down on its less than dedicated settlers as it looks to solidify a position in occupied territories.
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one thousand miles from the north pole. the iraqi t.v. mistake you want to trip to spitzbergen archipelago. where twenty years after the us is ours collapsed the subregion way of life is still going strong. for the world's no longer the statue of lenin presides over and goes. on to say it. has become a tourist site for those overcome by the cold war in the style of. the close up special edition. kosovo police assisted by e.u. forces have taken over to nato two border crossings with serbia in the north of the breakaway region the locals are mostly ethnic serbs and they've been trying to prevent the takeover by blocking roads to the checkpoints and staging protests as r.t. sarah firth reports she's been close to the border where the seizure took place.
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well we're at one of the border crossings you're ready and the roads leading up to it remain bloke's by the protest is now we actually kong at the much place when you go up to the front of that cross thing you're stuck by the boat blowing we can see some of the k. full full says on the ground that we saw helicopters coming across and it is still good you like helicopters dropping off some of the police forces to these crossings also the albanian cos the police they've only actually got two each at each of the checkpoints at the moment and that only for the time being in an observatory role now of course the plan is for them to eventually take a the control and that's what much of this dispute vessel and now amid concerns of a repeat of what we saw in july when violent clashes over the course think of the making of me to try and take this place resulted in the death of
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a policeman is actually being relatively quiet here today what we've seen is a huge number of the serbian i think science turning out at these barricades but what we've got at the moment is a standoff situation is being called a war of nose because at both the checkpoints at the barricades is the serbian protesters and then the case full force is at the actual crossings themselves ok no one wants to make a move the case full force is they want to make a move to break up the barricades to fair sparking violence and to set in protest is for exactly the same reasons they want to be preventing violence so we had the un security council calling an emergency meeting at the request of serbia and russia and no final decisions were really made from that there were a lot of countries that were unwilling really to make a statement to take a verse these control points going ahead despite the warnings from belgrade i'm from russia that this could really lead to further agitation political analyst alexander poundage says the nato led mission in kosovo assisting the breakaway republic and installing customs controls as violating the un mandate. ok for
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meeting nato have absolutely overstepped their mandate their un mandate is clear they're supposed to be neutral down there they're supposed to be keeping the peace they're not supposed to be taking i mean one side they're clearly taking the albanian side these the session is the government in prishtina the capital of kosovo and so this is bound to stir trouble and they openly sided with them together with the western countries the western powers that are sitting in the security council so caution toci has a lot to thank for as far as they're concerned we have the security council we have five states each with veto power we have three western states and two non western states in the security council with veto power so really if the west decides to support any unilateral action. you can't stop it and you can't give a mandate to the u.n.
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to do anything about it because either the united states great britain and france will put a veto veto to it so it's not surprising that they've been sponsoring kosovo independence for years now and they're actually thinking that they're entering the endgame now and they're actually doing a hard push for it right now. and a passion and if you're asked palestinian president mahmoud abbas has vowed to seek full state recognition at the u.n. security council next week it's a blow to the u.s. which has leverage its diplomatic weight to deal rail the bait and which had now promises to veto but that's not stopping worries from growing in israel with the real possibility that may soon have to return the lands that it had occupied for years earlier has more. he was wanted to meet us here in one of israel's bustling cities he wants to talk but not in his own system and where he's seen as a troublemaker they are afraid to talk because they're for
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a job right there for me or for my drove but beneath won't be shut up he says he's tired of being used as a pawn by the government fifty years ago the state made it easy for him to buy a house he didn't have the money so they offered him a cheap one the only catch it was in a west bank settlement now years on he wants to leave but can't because he's property has hard in value since he bought it for. the world from the same no or because the government doesn't want the people of the west bank of the. agreement with the who have to show that it's full of people and the people doesn't want to live baby says one in two state has pointed out that the government does everything it can to keep them in most of the land here is barren and difficult but that hasn't stopped building on it in a long two months no construct has begun on more than two thousand projects here in
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the west bank municipalities get extra money from the ministry of education for extra teachers or extra money from the ministry of infrastructure for more infrastructure means less payment by the settlers these were the biggest incentives that are not written anywhere in the book is to me it suggests prime minister netanyahu spends nearly a billion dollars a year just to keep the statements going but that has to come from somewhere and tens of thousands of israelis did the math the answers brought him onto the streets in numbers never seen before in israel's history but now twenty are who has no plans to leave the statements the goddess of what it does to his economy all to the peace process there is no political debate. in israel about whether it's right or wrong just doing it and we know about many settlements and the eastern part of the fence where you have a lot of apartments which are andy as palestinians head off to the united nations
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the israeli army digs in around the city hall minutes and with them in the way the prospects of peace seem as unlikely as binney rise actually leaving the west bank police e r t. palestinian politician. palestine deserve a sovereign recognition more than some other nations who won there is more easily the sense of sorrow and loss not station anger that others instantly get recognition instantly those who want even as prepared as we are and who haven't lived for sixty three years under brutal military occupation get recognition get statehood get support get an understanding from the international community and yet we are constantly preventing from getting these things by the israeli occupation by an american administration that really has to see the imperatives of justice and so even when southern sudan was declared a state if you will they is they got membership in
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a few days and here we are four investigates trying to get that minimal requirements the minimal rights that other people take for granted and yet we are constantly being rejected i think it's about time that palestine joins the community of nations as an equal and is no longer treated as a subhuman species that have no rights. turn now to some other stories making headlines across the globe an air race has ended in tragedy in nevada after world war two era plane crashed into spectators killing at least three people including the pilot dozens of others were injured many of them in critical condition the eighty year old pilot of the mustang fifty one is thought to have lost control of his aircraft at the event in reno. a storage facility holding about twenty gas tanks has exploded in the capital of peru no serious injuries were reported though and authorities believe that a leak may have caused the blast a firefighter at the scene said he was shocked that the site had
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a license because it was in appropriately located in a residential area gas tanks are widely used in purview and homes for cooking. euro zone finance ministers meeting in poland say they're delaying a seven billion euro ballo payment to greece they feel they were left with no choice after athens missed several important deadlines but economists around the world are far from happy accusing the e.u. of needlessly jeopardizing greece and pushing it into default the struggling country says it will run out of cash next month and will be unable to pay the interest on its debt the last few months have been plagued by indecision among new leaders on how to deal with greek debt which is now one of the half times the size of the country's economy but it's not alone as the effects of the global financial squeeze are being felt everywhere as laurie harshness found out when she hit the streets of new york. as the global economy continues to struggle poverty levels continue to rise are you
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feeling back this week let's talk about that. well let me see i moved out of manhattan back to my house in central jersey which was i abandoned two years ago then you know out of work so you know basically i'm just living a day by day this is the wrong place to talk about bullshit with. zero everything is so expensive so. it's weird but how is it in israel we have a lot of people but it's ok do you feel like it's getting worse that it is getting worse actually with like big manifests three thousand people maybe fifteen because it's too expensive they're living in israel that's baloney what's baloney properties on the rise you don't believe it is what's poverty. well not be able to get the basics in life ok it's been like that since creation is it worse abed it's probably about the same as it always was so you're not buying it.
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so why would people manufacture such baloney sell newspapers you wouldn't have a job this is didn't happen have you felt the impact on all. yes because i work with the for profit organization that takes care of women but we're seeing lots more women who don't have insurance when you don't know what do you think would happen if the middle class disappeared. i don't think that's ever going to happen i think things are going to get more expensive and there's not going be any more american dream there's no more white picket fence and not everyone to be able to own their own home whether or not you personally feel the effects of the rising poverty level the bottom line is it seems like this trend isn't going to reverse anytime soon. if you're curious how it felt to live in the u.s.s.r. there is one place where the soviet spirit is frozen in time in the arctic circle it's not even in iraq it's in the town of baron's berg which lies on
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a norwegian archipelago called spitsbergen a vibrant soviet neighborhood grew there after mining rights were granted in the twenty's and even today russia operates a consulate there making it the world's northernmost diplomatic mission but when communism collapsed the community collapsed with it and a little changed since as artie's axon a boy co-founder. it's the legacy no one should be proud of heaps of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spewing black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the spitzbergen archipelago don't make a pretty picture if the guiding principle here is the worse the better local life to tell the story about back in soviet times when a region for visiting baron's words they don't want to. be and how prosperous this was well times have obviously kenya where they saw a black is still attracting
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a region tourists or barons work cons watch native cash that's why while. our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the new and at variance work central square communism had long stopped being a lifetime goal but is rapidly becoming the means of livelihood the rusty soviet heritage has suddenly become a hard to reach destination for older generation of western tourists and while the tour guides are too young to have any memories of the cold war they're more than happy to cash in on this theory of types of a bygone era where you could have some problems where you so curious to me about this thing goes but now we have a new roof. minus. the work. from. back in the nine hundred eighty s.
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daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain it a low cost strategically located halfway between north america and western europe the bergen archipelago is part of norway but a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here. in the middle of the cold war it served as the u.s. is sars west and most outpost now it's one of the soviet union's last preserved relics. burns but it is essentially a picture of what would have happened to the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travelers to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia is still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit it's far behind local souvenir shops. memorabilia is a big hit the defunct are in curtain still helps keep the money flowing guys it's
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a russian thing your words you can't play in rubbles you're on the ground you are the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards these modernization efforts on not very popular with tourist operators if you come into a very authentic place like pond sport i think it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the a little you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be honest the fact that change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to the repertoire of the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. sound like r.c. baron's board spitzbergen archipelago. in a few minutes r.t.
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reports on the bank vultures who are dealing in the debt misery with others next though we have the business news with you will you stay with us. hello and a very warm welcome to the business desk three e.u. energy majors how to create to take a fifth of the cent stake in russia south stream project the natural gas link will go on to the black sea and then on to italy and austria it's aimed at meeting europe's growing energy demand italy's any will get a twenty percent stake while jonas hall and the french from e.d.s. will each get fifteen percent to time to coach up with the deputy head of gas from an ask him how significant the deal is. with her finalize that nobody cares if you need to start you know the size that it projects that the low was not over when the poles of course but it took them inside place though and as a normal way of it is
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a shallows a bit by a project with the actual plan and it's not simply to look at it with us but eliza project to use it you time as a fill the gas will stop the flow to your job or via black sea in two thousand and fifteen does this actually mean that the project the south stream project is happening but here we live here help your wishes and those a company because if you just study demonstrates that this project is feasible because let me put it justifiable that this person in the euros if you saw the changes is if you look at the natural gas in europe it will means that russia will be the by the audience is ghastly going to build custom it's how would you comment the european energy commissioner going to those in his. remarks that south stream now present a threat to european energy secure i was really surprised as well as well as my colleagues because when never never. be there never considered not will because a come budget to project for very soon but he's a because this projects have different names of a project is not
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a good time to diversify transit through its old fashioned gas was the problem markets become customers. well. there your new technical experience too good of a mystery in my book as i am to diversify as a sources or supplier but i still don't see where this applies but nevertheless i give this project will happen it will help me that you show the amount of the would be in the economy as. well the latest turmoil in the stock market sparked concerns over russia's prize as a ship once the sale of seven point six percent of specs had to happen this year is in the balance central banks of examiner says it will all depend on the markets. we're currently waiting for a window of opportunity as recommended by off financial consultants the situation is very flexible and global markets have recovered so this gives some positive
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indications but what's most important for us is are stable trained troops burbank's privatization is possible this year if the situation is right. so perhaps up the business bosun join us for another business update in less than one last time so just stay with us. well for. bringing you the latest in science and technology from around russia. we've got the few jerks covered. it is easy to.
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ten thirty am in moscow easier r.t. headlines as libya's new government gets ready for its un seat and reaps the old regime is cash there are fears that unwavering support for the former rebels may lead to more civilian casualties. kosovo police and peacekeepers seized two checkpoints on the northern border with serbia ignoring locals protests and warnings of rising violence. palestinian leaders defy u.s. pressure and vow to launch their un recognition bid sparking an israeli government move to silence dissent and now water of all occupied territory settlements. next part two of our special report.


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