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thomas and we're glad to have you with us on to our top story. the forces have resumed their attack on the besieged town of bani walid just a day after they were repelled by loyalist troops fighting has also flared in the leader's home city of seared meanwhile a gadhafi spokesman accused nato of backing the rebels and providing them with ammunition. said at least three hundred fifty civilians have been killed and seven hundred injured in the overnight shelling of syria with the alliance denying the accusation this comes of the recent visits of leaders to the war stricken country assistance in protecting the population but as reports of europe's top brass have a different agenda on their minds. david cameron and nick the survey their handiwork the most senior leaders to visit tripoli since that country's began the nato intervention in libya they say is not yet.
until. 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 all that gadhafi strongholds on that camera . are silent to paraphrase an animal farm some civilians are more equal than others nato insists that targeted attacks but there are reports of m.t.c. reprisals against suppose it could be supported fairly there are real problems on the ground is a legacy of such a conflict that you will have human rights abuses taking both sides. the national transitional council have promised to hold their own forces to account and i think that that is a process that we will see from now. it doesn't seem to be happening yet the
african union edges 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 all guilty of unlawful killings and torture it takes pains to point out the forces committed some terrible atrocities but also documents a brutal settling of scores by rebel forces including the lynchings of the soldiers meanwhile 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 to tackle what it describes as crimes by the forces of the new government civilian deaths are seemingly assured. 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 n.t. sea in fact it's quite the opposite britain sponsored un resolution to ease sanctions against libya indicates the national oil corporation in particular getting the oil flowing again. with libya's national transitional council. the united nations. now on the first steps to rebuilding the country. 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 concentrate on efforts to undertake inclusive political dialogue promote national
recalls alleviation and generally help the government in libya organize the lectures and write a new constitution and that kind of u.n. participation is welcomed by all members this is something that washes and going to the united nations was talking about saying it's a u.n. 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 implemented 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 called forward by russia and a provision that received the support of all members take a listen. to in libya by channeling the situation into political diplomatically and it's important to cancel considers listing a new fly zone over libya particularly as this new fly zone is being violated
arbitrarily and used 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 and make sure cans 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 general assembly on friday gave libya's new when seat to the national transitional council which toppled bomber qaddafi although not yet holding the whole of libya the rebels nevertheless represent their. country at the u.n. general assembly next week as with 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 us 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 libya and its potential impact on regional peace everyone seems to be on the same page and the security council has clearly expressed those concerns the amount of weapons in libya that are up for grabs is extremely worrying. left behind are brimming with weapons and the rebels have helped themselves those weapons mean very well wind up in the hands of people who have other agendas then defeating could offie 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 of nuclear materials that libya possibly has to. again reporting for us there now
what has it been speedy acceptance for libya's former rebels has been a long journey for others stay with us to find out how people in palestine feel about the un's recognition of libya's national transitional council. the sense of sorrow and loss. and anger. later in the program we speak to a palestinian a politician who thinks that her people should get fair treatment from that the international community. ethnic tension on serbia's border with breakaway kosovo intensifies following friday's takeover of a two disputed border posts police with the assistance of nato led forces have placed customs officers at checkpoints previously under ethnic serb control locals have tried to prevent what they called the unilateral action of kosovo albanians. reported near one of the seized checkpoints. well we're at one of the border crossings you're ready and right leading up to it remain bloke's by the protesters
now we actually can't get too much play so when you go up to the front of that cross thing you're stopped by the ball boy and we can see some of the k. full full says on the ground that we saw helicopters coming across and. you like helicopters dropping off some of the police forces to these crossings also the albanian cause the police they've only actually got to. each of the checkpoints at the moment and that 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. now amid concerns repeat of what we saw in july when violent clashes over the course the government making of me to try and take this place resulted in the death of a policeman is actually being relatively quiet here what we've seen is a huge number of serbian i think serbians turning out at these barricades but what
we've got at the moment is a standoff situation it's being called a war of nose because the base the checkpoints at the barricades is the serbian protesters and then the case full force is at the actual crossing themselves at the no one wants to make can be the case full force if they want to make a move to break up the barricades the fears sparking violence and the serbian protest is for exactly the same reasons they say will be prevailing violence so we had the u.n. security council calling an emergency meeting at the request of serbia and russia and no final decisions were really made for not there were a lot of countries that were unwilling really to make a statement 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. or to sort of first reporting there now while covering the story she was also able to catch up with serbia's top negotiator in the e.u. mediated talks on kosovo who's also at the disputed checkpoints bourse love the fun of it she is now calling on both sides to resume discussions and shared his views
on a possible solution to the problem. wrote to full normalization off our relationship with krishna and of course that normalization. doesn't mean by any way our recognition of independence of course so we believe that the only way out is through a dialogue actually to an agreement how these two crossings to gates will look like because right now what christina did was a one sided attempt to change the reality on the ground which is against all the agreements before. to death in this attempt and they breached their own mandate they breached their status their position toward. the war in serbia and we are really dissatisfied we do small and it's against security council resolution for forty four it's against the mandate of ulysses against six point plan by bank you move which was supported by security council and the states did to those two gates should be different and yachters and that they should have only international
custom presence once you put across them officers then you will put a flag then you will political and of arms then you will push the so-called cost of all laws and then people who live here will be circled by something that looks like a state they simply cannot accept so there has to be a different solution for the specific situation. and there's a lot more to come this hour including down to earth answers to a very basic question. what's. it like for this creation. if. we hit the streets of new york to find out how much people are feeling the pinch of rising.
of the soviet. miles from the north pole. the our team is taking you on a trip to spitzbergen. where twenty years. life is still going strong. for the world's. presides over and those. who sued. has become a tourist site for those over. the special. the palestinian president has vowed to seek full state recognition at the u.n. security council next week mahmoud abbas has also stressed that the move was not meant to isolate or d. legitimize israel that's despite a u.s.
promise to veto the bed meanwhile in. the west bank say they would want to leave but the government keeps putting obstacles to prevent this from happening. more. he was wanted to meet us here in one of israel's bustling cities he wants to talk but not. where he's seen as a troublemaker they are afraid to talk because they're for. the for all of 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 his property has harbored in value since he bought it for. the same no or because the government doesn't want the people.
who have agreement with the who have to show that it's full of people and the people doesn't want to live in peace is one in two states has pointed out but the government does everything it can to keep them in most of the land barren and difficult but that has. constructs and has begun on more than two thousand projects here in the west bank polities get extra money from the ministry of education for extra teachers or extra money from the ministry of infrastructure for more interest means less payment by the settlers these were the biggest incentives that are not written anywhere in the book just a myth suggests prime minister netanyahu spends nearly a billion dollars a year just to keep the settlements going but that has to come from somewhere and tens of thousands of israelis did the math the answers brought them onto the
streets in numbers never seen before in israel's history but netanyahu has no plans to leave the station the goddess of what it does to his economy alter the peace process there is no open political debate. these are about whether it's right or wrong just doing it and we know about many certain moments and the eastern part of the fence where you have a lot of apartments which are empty as palestinians head off to the united nations the israeli army digs in around the city and with them in the way the prospects of peace seem as unlikely as binney was actually leaving the west bank police e r t class suburb. palestinian politician. says that palestine deserves recognition after years of being under israeli occupation. sense of sorrow and loss not station anger that others instantly get recognition and sternly
those who want even as prepared as we are and who haven't lived for sixty three is under brutal military occupation get recognition get statehood get support get an understanding from the international community and we have to constantly prevent them from getting these things by the israeli occupation by an american administration that really hates to see. justice i think it's about time that palestine joins the community of nations as an equal and there's no longer treated as a subhuman species it's. eurozone finance ministers have decided to wait until october before deciding on whether to issue another cash bail out to greece and an informal meeting in poland of a say athens is not doing enough to cut its massive debt greece was scheduled to receive the billion euro loan at the end of september a demonstration timed to coincide with the talks all tens of thousands of trade
union activists from across europe take to the streets they are angry at what they see as low wages and widespread we done see the last few months have been plagued by indecision among your readers on how to deal with greece's debt which is now one and a half times the size of its economy but it's not alone the global financial squeeze is being felt everywhere as it were hardest found out in new york. as the global economy continues to struggle poverty levels continue to rise are you feeling that 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 been out of work. so basically i'm just living a day by day this is the wrong place to talk about poverty because here everything is so expensive so. it's weird but how is it in israel we have
a lot of people but it's ok you feel like it's getting worse there it is getting worse actually where like big manifests three thousand people manifesting because it's too expensive they're living in israel that's baloney what's below poverty is 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 it's been like that since creation is it worse or better it's probably about the same as it always was so you're not buying it not so why would people manufacture such baloney sell newspapers you wouldn't have a job this is didn't happen have you felt the effects and all. yes because i work with the for profit organization that takes care of women and we're seeing lots more women who don't have a choice when you don't what do you think would happen if a 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 a rising poverty level the bottom line is it seems like this trend isn't going to reverse anytime soon. and coming up max and stacy take a short detour and a look at how reflects life even in the financial world. alex shaffer mentioned in his own interview that it's not about people burning down the banks but the banks burning the infrastructure of our banking system of burning our money and destroying our money and also the other thing he points out he alludes to the fact that because the police visited alec schaefer this is proof. that he's anti-capitalist and kept on pointing out that the police visited alex shaffer to discuss this art that was so disturbing and there you minded me of
a story that pablo picasso told about his famous artwork guernica guernica being of course the town in boss country spain which was carpet bombed by the italians and germans at the behest of the fascists in spain a few years later he's in paris and he's visited by the nazi occupying officers and pointing to a poster of guernica the nazi officer said did you do that pablo picasso responded no you did it. and of course you can catch max and stacey end of their musings on the financial world in their entirety next hour right here on r.t. . now if you're curious as to how it felt to live in the u.s.s.r. there is one place where the soviet spirit is frozen in time and it's not even in russia it's the town of bar and a bird in the arctic circle which lives on
a norwegian archipelago called spitsbergen a vibrant soviet settlement grew there after mining rights were granted in the one nine hundred twenty s. but when communism collapsed so did the community in the third of her special reports oksana boyko finds out how an old soviet dream still provides a means of survival and is also helping preserve the past. it's a 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 norwegians were visiting barons were they also an express lane. and how prosperous this settlement was
well times have. changed when they saw it lags say it's still attracting new region tourists or barons work cons watch needed cash that's why. our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the bin you. had baron's 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 hot tourist 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 we have some problems with. this thing. but now we have.
the work. from. back in the nine hundred eighty s. daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community that the soviet union was determined to maintain at all costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe bergen archipelago is part of norway with 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 westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union slask preserved relics . that is essentially a picture of what would have happened to the soviet union if it was cut off from a financial support for two decades it's a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russians trying. to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in trance of profit is far behind local souvenir shops.
memorabilia is a big hit the defunct are in curtain still helps keep the money flowing guys it's the russians. the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards these modernization efforts and not very popular with tourists. if you come into a very authentic place like non-sport should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be on the time to 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 die repertoire it left the audience called all they wanted to hear was a song in there.
somewhere garcia down or writing out the calendar. and special coverage from spitzbergen but you can still find this and other reports we had on one of our most extreme posts of the soviet union dot com also online. a us a couple are found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of their son from russia. and of the latest developments in the investigation of the tragic plane crash that took of the lives of one of russia's top ice hockey teams locomotive goddess labile find out more at our team dot com. it is easy to. eat. stuff.
like millions of americans i've lost thousands of dollars in retirement funds and i haven't had as bad as many it's not just about the them it's about me to. me man brother man ya gotta share. some of. that. mode. needed. now. since this is my film i get the last word this financial crisis will not be turned off like a light sleep. thanks.
two thirty in the morning here in moscow broadcasting live this is our to have you with us coffee a loyalists continue to put up a strong resistance and claim that nato have killed hundreds of civilians in recent bombing raids this comes as libya's former rebels are granted a seat at the u.n. where talks moved to post-war reconstruction. meanwhile there's another bid for recognition with palestine the president waiting for a u.n. vote on statehood despite a u.s. promised to veto it that's as some israeli west bank settlers say they're ready to leave the area but their government will come. and in kosovo a standoff continues between the police and ethnic serbs that are angry because pristina has taken control of the two border posts blocking serbian.