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broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t. certainly glad to have you with us let's take a look at your top stories in northern kosovo nato peacekeepers have used shoot to kill threats to break a roadblock by serb protesters on the border earlier attempts to remove it this week failed and left several serbs injured the senior united nations official in kosovo has urged restraint on both sides and called for new talks are. sent us his report from the spot on friday the case for troops to remove one of the barricades which. the course was set up in order to block the police and the k. four troops from gaining access to the area and we understand that more than one hundred k. four troops came over there pointed their guns at the serbs blockading this particular area and ordered them that they should leave the serbs obeyed and
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retreated peacefully with no violence and set up another a manmade checkpoint two large trucks on a bridge thus blocking the road the access for troops into the northern part of course there was still more than ten people remain in local hospitals in me that i would say in the town of. after being injured into these clashes with the k. four troops we managed to pay them a visit and ask them what exactly happened on tuesday. this is. we were standing by the barricade when the soldiers started shouting and shooting at us i didn't know what they were shooting with so i got scared and started running away and i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforating wound of my lung. the most interesting fact here is that the k. four troops and nato have been trying to convince everybody that they only used rubber bullets and tear gas grenades against the angry mob to pacify them but
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doctors in local hospitals told us that they that those people who were injured in those clashes were delivered to hospitals carrying gunshot wounds. seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises there were not wounds from rubber bullets not a single of them had a rubber room all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies now the serbs may have lost one of their checkpoints but they have lots more around the area we've counted more than ten different checkpoints the determination of the sort of people is very strong now to show that they do not want to be part of the course of a republic. although they are telling us to leave but we have no way to leave this is because kosovo is our land our home and our life it seems to be on our own now will stand our ground. there has been very harsh international response on the
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actions of this week here in kosovo with the united states accusing the cost of a service of provoking violence and the russian foreign ministry expressing deep is the concerns over the situation here saying that this may seem as a small as a minor border crossing dispute but in reality this could destabilize the situation in the whole region. due to their recent actions in the kosovo standoff nato peacekeepers have lost their impartiality that is according to belgrade based political analyst alexander package. they've totally and openly stepped out of the un mandate and there really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there were the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry so this is what we have this is a clear breach of the u.n. charter and of resolution twelve forty four it's totally destroyed there are standing as any sort of a mediator. and i don't know how they are going to reclaim it the only way they
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would be able to reclaim their role would be if they actually. encourage things to go back to would way they were before but they've made it clear that they're not going to do that so in the absence of that everyone is just going to look at nato here as being firmly on the albanian side on the side of what serbia considers to be secessionists so we don't really have a mediator here in the more and that's even more dangerous. artie's alexei yosh s.k. is in kosovo for us and we'll be bringing you updates as and when they happen. meanwhile you can head to our taser free video page to get the freshest pictures of this border disappeared you can watch them there or download it in broadcast quality for free check it out on free video dot are teen dot com. a nation free accreditation three times for charges free. range from and
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free. free. to tide free. download free broadcast radio for your media project free media zero down to r.t. dot com. on to libya now where thousands of people are protesting against the forces loyal to the national transitional council that have taken over the capital tripoli locals argued that the presence of troops provides a little security as they follow no particularly orders and fire their weapons indiscriminately and as robert perry the editor of internet investigative magazine consortium at news stands the people currently in power have suspicious links with terrorist cells there is evidence even going back to the very beginning that the eastern part of libya was a hotbed of islamic radicalism some of these people have been connected to. one of the leaders who was killed recently a two year was
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a libyan and he came from this general area and now we know that one of the leaders of the rebel forces that took tripoli was also considered very close to al qaida and was indeed detained by the united states for some time before he was allowed to go free so it appears that the people with the guns on the side of the libyan rebels are now the government are people who have this very mixed background and it's not clear how that works out when you get down to the point of once the country's under the control of this of this force which side of this force will will be predominant. revolutionary forces say they have surrounded the city of syria a stronghold thousands of people have been fleeing the besieged city driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of essential the chairman of the national transitional council says his forces have called a two day truce to let civilians leave but heavy rocket and mortar fire continued anyway meanwhile aid workers from the international committee of the red cross have
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brought medical supplies to the city rob lyons a deputy editor of the independent online magazine spiked says nato intervention in libya has turned things from bad to worse. this is the inevitable consequence of the think things that i got rolling back in february you know the kind of half hearted intervention was always going to end up with last time by khadafi forces who fight is this is the kind of lost on that we expected in tripoli a few weeks ago that never happened and clearly there's a lost time now and the thing about the role of the international community know could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but by actually having made such a fuss about civilians not being injured or even by the plating healthy but by saying that if given the khadafi forces a real incentive to keep keep those civilians in the city probably against their well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of there no. effect if we become
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a kind of shield by which the can they can stay there for. going for a bit longer and as the libyan conflict shows no sign of waning many feel it is following in the footsteps of another nato led military intervention the afghan war coming up we ask new yorkers if they think the decade long the fighting in afghanistan has brought any results. i don't see a goal and i really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years for a war there for that long it better be for something that we better get something out of it and that's going to happen now. more opinions on the afghan war from the big apple in just a few minutes. also ahead a suicide epidemic hits bankrupt farmers in india and as the country faces one of the worst droughts in years we see why families think it's not nature to blame above the government. hundreds of people have hit the streets of the portugal's two
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biggest cities to protest against austerity measures the debt ridden country had to ask for a seventy eight billion euro rescue package in may to avoid bankruptcy under the bailout it was been agreed to to implement harsh cuts but is still fighting to reduce its budget deficit and another struggling eurozone state greece is trying to convince international inspectors it deserves another portion of its bailout the greek government has pushed through pension cuts and extra taxes to try and please its creditors however financial journalist and blogger dimitri says the more bailouts greece receives the worse it gets for the economy. if they get the money the debt burden continues because they still run a primary deficit which means that they have to borrow money from their creditors to pay back their creditors the interest on their debt which means their diet grows and at the same time they're cutting the public sector which is a huge part of their economy the contraction of their g.d.p. which makes the debt burden grow more and more relative to the g.d.p.
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the economy which makes it harder and harder to pay back i think at this point be you or a lot of the people in europe are beginning to realize that at least greece and i think also i portugal and ireland are into big trouble to simply continue to address the problems piecemeal the way they've been doing it i think that at this point they need to have a structured solution for greece for ireland for portugal i think spain also and then figure out what they're going to do with italy i don't know that's a much bigger problem but i think that late late this year early next year some sort of solution and it could be devised that incorporates greece ireland portugal spain perhaps in a total kind of restructuring package either that. greece is going to have to unilaterally default and it's not only europe fighting financial troubles over in the u.s. hundreds joined a march in lower manhattan for a protest called occupy wall street their target is corporate greed and social inequality are he's an associate went along. the protesters are here for a simple reason they feel duped and defrauded by the system that planned long
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street greed kickoff the financial meltdown that led to an economic collapse one in six americans are currently living in poverty bankers were held unaccountable and it was the people left to suffer this could be the skeleton of the beginning of one possibly as high profile activists and scholars started joining these crowds it became harder for the media to ignore these demonstrations it also became hard for most americans to not take these crowd seriously as police brutality started to occur last weekend over eighty protesters were arrested several women were surrounded by a police man and beast with pepper sprayed but these protesters say they're willing to pay any price to get their voices heard a lot of people on the one percent you know and you know a fraction of the one percent that have all the money and really all of our if you think about it because would they say goes they influenced a lot of decisions which doesn't help anyone else but them so that's why everyone
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else has been true to the protests gather first family and support maybe are beginning to wonder if this could become reminiscent of what america saw in wisconsin this return for up to seventy thousand people essentially storm the capitol building because their price is up and so we know what it was all so you can support that that is two hundred fifty five people come out to any of these demonstrators are planning to stay here and rope in numbers until a real peaceful revolution occurred after all if the arab spring was applauded by the powers that be why not listen to a similar cry for change. is the situation our teeth. well as the authorities are accused of trying to silence the angry voices on wall street parties that max kaiser and stacy herbert are refusing to stay quiet next hour they look at why some are so keen to put an end to financial rumors. the world bank the fed the baby oh you all agree there we can't talk the truth here in the financial world here's
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a little video clip i want to turn to and this is the former greek finance minister yeah no it's papantonio and he is that talking about this rumors of a fifty percent. haircut and greek debt should have some who should require a fifty percent haircut as as i believe the current finance minister has suggested you know the government had its muses closer because if you did this and he said dangers of a dangerous proposition for greece yes pap antonio financial harpies i mean that's and he doesn't want to talk about it understandably but the cure for financial herpes yanis pap antonio is you've got to talk about it you've got to go to the doctor or whatever and you've got to take care of your financial harpies i realize it's embarrassing and you should have been fornicating at the i.m.f. they gave you the financial harpies now you're a pariah. dmitri
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medvedev the latest interview has dominated the russian press in the last few days during a meeting with the chiefs of the countries of three biggest to t.v. stations the president explained why he has decided not to run for the office a second time or two as you got a piece going off tells us what he said. well the president's interview with the heads of the three biggest t.v. stations in russia did focus on some of the most important to latest political events in the country such as his decision not to run for a second term in office his recommendation off prime minister vladimir putin for the top job and to the sudden dismissal off on now former finance minister ali see who didn't so there's a loss of analysis and opinions in saturday's press in russia opinions both positive and not so positive let's start with the crimean sun newspaper really worried well known here in russia and it's published an article to try to show you this published an article the title of what were you after and what's your ambition
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and the analysts that the newspaper was talking to have been saying that even though the need to do has finally announced his political plans and the plans of his stand them with the prime minister while doing fortune there is still a lot of uncertainty since the official political programs for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections still have not been announced however this point of view is not shared by the analysts that this deal newspaper spoke to some other well known big newspaper in russia it's published an article under the title of how significant is the timing and its analysts have been saying that the media has finally managed to cool always a deal list of the biggest winners during the upcoming presidential election next to more true now or loss of focus is definitely on the sudden dismissal rolls now
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former finance minister alex equaling who is always thought to be the key ally both off the government and off the president's administration the come of sun newspaper says that step to dismiss him like receiving more questions into what else could happen while the me that he did if he's still in office he. however there are analysts who say that the dismissal just shows that the president is serious in his ambitions just too much of the problem and she oh action will be held in russia in the same or in the presidential blow will be held next more cheney thing going to happen still. need to be there it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run because she next despite dany recommendation that he mean me i see . it as you've got a piece can offer porting for us of there and sticking with this story political analyst and off told our team that made a decision not to run in the upcoming election it was dictated by common sense with
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putin having a better chance of success but now i think this situation is pretty logical. and mediator for both representing the same political force united russia not being completely similar and not being poisons in politics and they're still pretty close to logically and politically at this point is needed if explained. is more popular than me did it himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election will not go automatically it will be a fight. is more equipped believe the united russia. in the next presidential struggle at the same time in the video is keeping his position as an important political figure potential prime minister and potential leader of the united russia which makes him a politician with great perspective in the future. and for the full version of the
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interview you can always log on to our website or to dot com. indian farmers are being it driven to suicide by one of the worst droughts in living memory and many thousands left with no harvest and huge debts say the government is doing next to nothing to help or he's pretty sure that reports. the sun is shining on these farm lands in southern india commonly known as the country's rice bowl they may look watch but the grass is far from greener out here farmers are killing themselves in the thousands. of those most of the farmers are committing suicide due to the influence of the other farmers who committed suicide romola husband is one of many who succumbed to drought and debt and took his own life some of the driest seasons in decades and an increase in pesticides and fertilizers have rendered their land bare for the grieving families left behind the future is ground
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. how should i carry on with my life nothing is good for me and my children and there is no one to help us how do i bear this trouble someone has to help us. while the government has attempted to deal with the high number of farmer suicides by compensating two thousand dollars to affected families many families say they haven't received any money and even those who have say it's not enough studies show that during the ninety's farmers were able to make around sixty dollars per acre of land every year today just about forty dollars for almost four acres of land the government has pledged billions of dollars in relief package is to farmers and promise to increase the minimum rate on certain exports but many believe the farmers are being ignored. by the government is neglecting agriculture basic information like wind power will be there when no it is not available to the
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farmers the government is not providing sufficient loans which is for seafoam has to knock on the doors of money lenders. those who've tried to beat the drought themselves took out huge loans to dick wells but for many it's in vain. we are losing by making these wells but we are surviving because we are determined not commit to. it's suicide we've bombs leaving a very sad light just sinking water levels mean these walls are useless but have left a deep hole in farmer's pockets the state banks turn their backs on those who couldn't repay their debts the loan sharks are now demanding high interest rates and won't take no for an answer you have to the money lenders in a few months years are frequently visiting our home and torturing us we want to pay a huge sum widows like rama luxe me are now the breadwinner is tending to two acres of desolate farmland and rolling cigarettes to earn money to feed her children like
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her late husband she has no one to turn to and no way out a lonely life even though there are thousands just like her preassure either party tell him gonna india now a brief look at some other international headlines for you right now. somali pirates have reportedly kidnapped a wheelchair bound french woman near the kenyan resort of lamu the navy and police chase to the boat carrying the victim but feared an attack could end with a seventy five year old woman drowning the kidnapping comes less than a month after somali pirates abducted a british woman and killed her husband in the same area. the second a typhoon in just a week is a battering of the rain a soaked northern philippines forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate the first causing landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters predict the typhoon will become more powerful as it heads towards a vietnam. a light aircraft has crashed into
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a ferris wheel at a festival in eastern australia leaving two children trapped on the ride for hours amazingly no one was seriously injured in the accident just before the crash happened and rain had forced the majority of people off the ride the pilot said he never saw the wheel before smashing into it. ten years after the u.s. invaded afghanistan its troops are still there and still fighting the decade old war has a left thousands of nato soldiers and afghan civilians dead lawyer harshness to ask the new yorkers if they think the campaign has been worth it. it's been ten years since the u.s. bombed afghanistan as a prelude to an ongoing war a decade later has it been worth it this week let's talk about that for wars as no benefit so what are they still doing there for ten years i don't know what the heck . they do and i don't know it's probably another vietnam. war where the problem is
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not a we're not. going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others dying it seems clear cut see that it's not worth it i don't see a goal and i really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years it was worth it to hunt down al qaeda but i think we did there at the start with our special forces and for the past nine years i don't think we've accomplished much at all a very controversial question there's pros and cons to the situation what are the pros the pros is i think that we have to make a statement that we aren't able to. say things sitting down that we have a voice and whether it's there's more peaceful ways to present that probably how does that go on for ten years that you take a stand for ten years it's a hornet's nest there's no winner over there we have great states we're in there with them but what do we have to do. well eventually we got to bring peace and i
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mean that's such a nebulous thing right like why we really bringing peace to afghanistan well only time will tell you know i don't really know enough about it to say whether it was worth it don't you think that's crazy that your country's been at war for ten years and you don't know anything about it that is a problem. but yeah do you think most americans feel that way you know i'm sure a lot of americans there are your pro and anti i look at this well i mean for for a war there for that long i mean it better be for something and we better be. something out of it you think that's going to happen. it seems like most people don't feel like the u.s. war in afghanistan has been worth it unfortunately no one in power seems to be listening. twenty four hours a day seven days a week our website is there for you with plenty of our top stories also there for
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and welcome back you are watching live from the center of. nato peacekeepers are ready to enforce a shoot to kill orders in the northern kosovo in the potentially explosive standoff with ethnic serbs over a disputed border post crossing was previously under the control of the serbian majority in the north of the breakaway republic but was seized by pristina two weeks ago sparking the trouble. protests to break out in tripoli as residents anger boils over at the behavior of armed groups roaming the streets of the capital this comes as one of the strongholds is reportedly surrounded by the former rebel forces deepening of the humanitarian crisis in the stricken city. and while in the u.s. people are also.

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