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onto our top story libya and gadhafi 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. meanwhile the spokesman accused nato of backing the rebels providing them with ammunition. to three hundred fifty civilians have been killed and seven hundred injured in over night shelling of syria with the alliance are denying accusations this comes amid the recent visits of leaders to the war stricken country vowing assistance in protecting the population but as a war reports europe's top brass have a different agenda on their minds. david cameron and nick the surveyed their handiwork the most senior leaders to visit tripoli since that country's began the invention in libya they say is not yet.
until the billions. 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 all that gadhafi strongholds on that. to paraphrase. some civilians are more equal than others nato insists that targeted attacks but that all reports of m.t.c. reprisals against suppose it could be supported fairly there are real problems on the ground is a legacy of 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 edge is 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 gadhafi 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 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. report 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 alienation and generally help the government to levy 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 implement but really it's my resolution aiming at protecting civilians the country found itself in a full scale civil war with civilians suffering also the resolution expresses the security council's determination to lift the no fly zone over the lead airspace in the very near future well that's a provision click forward by russia at a provision that received support of all members taken with that still not really a new meter in libya but channeling the situation into political diplomatically and it's important to cancel considers lifting a new fly zone over libya particularly as this no fly zone has been violated arbitrary. and used the new reality on the ground maintaining the no 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 one seat to the national transitional council which toppled vomited on the although not yet holding the whole of libya the rebels nevertheless represent their. entry 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 u.n. pairs 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 the view that are up for grabs is it's really worrying. left behind are only 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 nuclear materials that libya possibly has to. what has been a 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. so. it's not just states in ungar later in the program we speak to a palestinian politician who thinks that her people should get fairer treatment from the interim. ethnic tension on serbia's a border with breakaway kosovo intensifies following friday's takeover of two disputed border posts kosovo 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 course of those albanians ortiz's are further reports from one of the seas checkpoints. you can see the sign put up by the k full force it's a warning to the ethnics protest is ok for the nato peacekeeping mission that's been working here at the border points with you like they go there bob wire fence is out they've got the sandbags as well and still
a number of protesters that have been staying at the barricade of these disputed border point not so many of the men and they've made it very very clear that if anyone tries to remove the barricades that they've made that they're willing to defend and there'll be lots more people coming to the defense as well to take a vote of these control points what they see the essex population here in the north as an extension of kristina's control over the disputed territory now amid concerns repeat of what we saw in july when filing clashes over the course of the making of me to try and take place resulted in the death of a policeman is actually being relatively quiet here what we've seen is a huge number of. turning out at these barricades what we've got at the moment is a standoff situation is a war with no because the basic checkpoints at the barricades is the serbian protesters and then the case full force is at the actual crossing of the no one
wants to make a meal and although the way it's being quite diplomatic from what we've heard of base sites the schools the calm and for peace but of course the actions the scene quite different and there still seems to be a lot of hostility between both sides that needs to be resolved or to her first has also caught up with syria's top negotiator in. mediated talks on kosovo who's also been at the disputed point. is now calling on both sides to resume discussions and he shared his views on a possible solution to the problem. wrote to full normalization off our relationship with kristina 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 cristina did was a one sided attempt to change the reality on the ground which is against all the
agreements before it ulick's assisted them in this attempt and they breached their own mandate they breached their status neutral position. costs a war in serbia and we are really dissatisfied with the small and it's against security council resolution twelve forty four it's against the mandate of you let's use again six point plan by the bank you move which was supported by security council states to those two gates should be different and yachters and they should have only international custom presence once you put the custom officers then you will put a flag then you will political. then you will put a so-called casa laws and then people who live here will be circled by something that looks like a state and they simply cannot accept it so there has to be a different solution for the specific situation. there's a lot more to come this hour including a down to earth. question. was. ok
and those. who see it. has become a tourist site for those. special . the palestinian president has. stayed recognition at the un security council next week mahmoud abbas has also stressed that the move was not meant to isolate or deal. despite a u.s. promise to veto the bed meanwhile in israel settlers in the west bank say they would want to leave but the government keeps putting obstacles to prevent this from . has more. 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 people 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 an away spanx. now years on he wants to leave but can't because his property has hovered in value since he bought it so. from the said no or because the government doesn't want the people. who have agreement with the we have to show that it's full of people doesn't want to live baby says one in two states it's one town but the government does everything it can to keep them in most of the land and difficult but that hasn't stopped. in the long. construct and has begun on more than two thousand projects here in the west bank morsi polities 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 istomin 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 them 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 the peace process there is no political deal. baiting is wrong about whether it's right or wrong just doing it and we know about many certain lands 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 policy r.t. . palestinian politician. says palestine deserves recognition after years of being under israeli occupation so a sense of sorrow and loss not station and anger that others instantly get recognition instantly those who want. and who haven't lived for sixty three years under brutal military occupation to 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 clearly to see. the benefits of 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 act. euro zone finance ministers have decided to wait until october before deciding on whether to issue another cash bailout 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 eight billion euro loan at the end of september and demonstration time to coincide with the talks saw 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 leaders on how to deal with greece's debt which is now one of the half times the size of its economy but it's not alone the global financial squeeze is being felt everywhere as must found out in new york. as the global economy continues to struggle poverty levels continue to rise are you
feeling the effects this week let's talk about that. well let me see i moved out to manhandle back to my house in central jersey which was i abandoned two years ago. out of work so you know 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 than it is getting where it's actually where like big manifests three hundred thousand people manifesting because it's too expensive they're living in israel that's baloney what's baloney but he 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 been like that since creation is it worse or better it's probably about the same as it always was so you're not by. so
why would people men. such baloney sell newspapers you wouldn't have a job this is the happen have you felt the effects and 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. 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 later today max and stacy take a short detour and walk out 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 alex shaffer 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 reminded me of a story that pablo picasso told about his famous artwork guernica guernica being of course the town 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 now on to some more stories are for you making headlines across the globe. the pro russian party has gained of the most votes in the last three years snap a parliamentary election according to partial results polls suggest the harmony center has won thirty one percent of the vote beating the party of the former president and the bloc of the prime minister meanwhile speculation is now emerging that they may form a coalition to keep the program already out of government there has been no party catering to the ethnic russian my own norty that make up one third of the lothian population for twenty years. venezuelan president hugo chavez is set to return to cuba for a fourth round of chemotherapy in june this year mr chavez announced that doctors had to remove the tumor but he has not said it. what type of cancer he has the
president says he hopes to finish his treatment soon and has pledged to run for reelection next year. and if you are 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 in russia it is the town of berets of berg in the arctic circle which lies 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 special reports. 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 locals like to tell the story about back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were they also an express lane. and how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously a change when they saw it lags say it's still attracting new region tourists or barons work i would then 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 bin you and the barons 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. those but now we have a new roof. minus. the work. from . back in the nine hundred eighty s. daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain at all costs strategically located halfway between north america and western europe the bergen archipelago is part of norway with a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the . 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 . very sporadic 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 still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit it's far behind local souvenir shops so obviously mirabelle it is a big hit the defunct are in kirton still helps keep the money flowing. it's a russian. euros the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts i'm not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like bonds 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 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 die repertoire the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comparably familiar. sound like r.c.u. downs board going out to calibrate. our special coverage from spitzbergen but you can still find this and other reports we had on the westernmost post of the soviet union at our two dot com also online. a us found guilty of the involuntary. from washington. and the latest developments in the investigation of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of one of russia's top ice hockey teams look what if you just level find out more at r.t. dot com. is
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 there it's about me to. me man brad ya got to show. me that. oh don't say i. need it. now she. says this is my film i get the last word this financial crisis will not be turned off
and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is our team thomas let's take a look at the top headlines gadhafi loyalists continue to put up a strong resistance and claim they don't have killed hundreds of civilians in recent bombing raids this comes as the libya's former rebels are granted a seat at the u.n. where talks move to post-war reconstruction. meanwhile there's another bid for recognition with palestine president waiting for a u.n. vote on statehood despite a u.s. promise to veto it that's some israeli west bank settlers say they're ready to leave the area but that their. government won't let them. and in kosovo a standoff continues between police and ethnic serbs angry that pristina has taken control of two border posts blocking serbian airports mostly at surbiton northern north.