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nato peacekeepers are ready to enforce a shoot to kill orders in northern kosovo in the potentially explosive standoff with ethnic serbs over a disputed border post. protests break out in tripoli as residents anger boils over at the behavior of armed and the troops roaming the streets of the capital this as the humanitarian situation in the besieged khadafi stronghold of syria it worsens. and in the u.s. the demonstrations on wall street against corporate political influence spilled out onto the brooklyn bridge shutting down the traffic in one direction. and of the
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media passes judgment on russia's a future political landscape in the wake of president medvedev announcement last week that he's backing putin in the return to the kremlin. and broadcasting a live direct from our studios in central moscow this is r t 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 serbia 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 but he's a likely chef he sent us his report from the spot. friday the case for troops removed one of the barricades which. of course was set up in order to block
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the police and make a fortune from gaining access to the area and we understand that more than one hundred k. for troops came over there pointed their guns at the serbs locating this particular area and ordered them that they should leave the serbs obeyed and retreated peacefully with no violence and set up another a manmade checkpoint two large trucks on a bridge thus blocking the road the access ok for troops into the northern part of course there was still more than ten people remain in local hospitals in the middle of it in the town of people after being injured in tuesday's clashes with a k. four troops we managed to pay them a visit and ask them what exactly happened on tuesday. was this. 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
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a perforated my lungs the most interesting fact here is that the case for 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 doctors and local hospitals told us that they those people who were injured in those clashes were delivered to hospitals carrying gunshot wounds to the room forty seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises they were not from rubber bullets but a single of them had a rubber hold 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 it's only nation of the sort of people is very strong to show that they do not want to be part of the cost of a republic. they are telling us to leave we have no way to leave this
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is because constable is our land our home and our life it seems that we are on our own now and we will stand our ground there has been very harsh international response on the actions of this week here in kosovo with the united states using the course of a service of provoking violence and the russian foreign ministry expressing deep is concerns over the situation here saying that this may seem as a small as a minor border crossing. but in reality this could destabilize the situation in the whole region. but the reporting there for us now sticking with the story due to their recent actions in the kosovo standoff and nato peacekeepers have lost their impartiality that is according to belgrade based political analyst alexander public . they've totally and openly stepped out of the un mandate and they're really really now just like three nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there
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was the air force for the albanian separatists they're 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 told me 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 would be able to reclaim their role would be if they actually. encourage things to go back to the 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 succession it's so we don't really have a mediator here anymore and that's even more dangerous now artie's alexy i should ask is in kosovo and we'll be bringing you updates as and when they happen. meanwhile you can head to our free video page to get the freshest pictures of this
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border dispute you can watch them there or download in broadcast quality for free check it out on our free video r t v dot com. critiquing free storage free. range from three. three. three. three both p.t.o.'s for your media project a free media john to our teeth dot com. to libya now where thousands of people are protesting against in the forces loyal to the national transitional council that have it taken over the capital tripoli locals argue that the presence of troops provides little security as they follow no particularly orders and fire their weapons indiscriminately and as robert perry the editor of internet investigative magazine consortium of news says the people currently in power have
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suspicious links with terrorist cells. there was 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 was 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 chained by the united states for some time before he was allowed to go free so it appears that 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 the south 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. libyan revolutionary forces say they have surrounded the city of syria khadafi
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stronghold thousands of people have been fleeing the besieged city driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of essential chairman of the national transitional council said 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 brought medical supplies to the city rob lyons deputy editor of the independent online magazine it's like says nato intervention in libya has turned things from bad to worse. this is the revocable 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 the last stand by gadhafi forces to 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 lot of this thing about the role of the international community no could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but boy actually having made
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such a fuss about civilians being agent at all even though they clearly harvey. if given the could duffey forces a real offensive to keep the civilians in the city. probably well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of the marriage. effectively become a kind of shield by which the they can stay there 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 in the afghan war coming up we asked new yorkers if they think of the decade long 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 be good sort of out of it the thing that's going to happen no. more opinions on the afghan war from
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the big apple in just a few minutes. also ahead a suicide epidemic it's bankrupt farmers in india as the country faces one of the worst droughts in years we see why families think it's not nature to blame a but rather the government. dimitri medvedev latest interview has dominated the russian press in the last few days during a meeting with the chiefs of the country's three biggest a t.v. stations the president explained why he has decided not to run for the office a second time r.t.c. go to prison or 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 the latest political events in the country such as his decision not to run for a second term in office his recommendation of prime minister vladimir putin for the top job and to the sudden dismissal of former finance minister aleksey cruden so
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there's loss of analysis and opinions in salaries press in russia opinions both positive and not so positive let's start with the crimean sun newspaper really was well known here in russia and it's published an article try to show you this polish not to go under the title of what were you after what's your ambition and the analysts that the newspaper was talking to have been saying that even though the the movie just passed finally announced his political plans and the plans of his stand them with prime minister why do important there's 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 he's this newspaper a school to do this is not a well known big newspaper in russia it's published a lot of go under the title of how significant is the timing and its analysts have
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been saying. to media has finally managed to close a deal list of the biggest winners during the upcoming presidential election next to march lots of focus is definitely on the sudden dismissal rolls now former finance minister alex equaling who is always thought to be the key ally both of the government and off the president's administration the kind of newspaper says that step to dismiss him like receiving more questions they do what else could happen while meeting with if he's still in office. there are analysts who see 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 energy center and the presidential blow will be held next more cheney didn't happen still and according to me to be there it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run
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the country next despite eighty recommendation that he meet this is. not easy got a piece from porting force in there and on the same story a political analyst vyacheslav nikonov told r.t. the decision not to run in the upcoming elections was dictated by common sense with putin having a better chance of success is now i think the situation is pretty logical. and mediator for both representing the same political force united russia not being completely similar and not being twins in politics and they're still pretty close politically at this point is needed if explained. is more popular media of himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election will not come automatically it will be a flight which is more equipped to lead the united russia. in the next presidential
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struggle at the same time he did if is keeping his position as an important political figure has potential prime minister and potential leader of the united russia which makes him a politician with great perspective. future. and for the full version of the interview you can always log on to our website or to dot com. hundreds of people have hit the streets of portugal's two 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 the lisbon 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 didn't treat says the more
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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 be interest on their debt which mean that their diet grows 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 that burden grow more and more relative to the g.d.p. because it works makes it harder harder for payback i think at this point being you are a lot of the people in europe are beginning to realize that at least greece and i think also our courts are going to ireland are into big trouble to simply continue to address the problems piecemeal the way they'd been doing it i think that at this point they need to have a structured solution for greece rylan for portugal i think spain also and then figure out what they're going to do with italy i don't know if it's a much bigger problem but i think that late late this year early next year some sort of solution really could be devised that incorporates greece ireland portugal spain perhaps in
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a total kind of restructuring package and either that or greece is going to have it have to unilaterally default. on to new york now where thousands of protesters that have been camping out near wall street have spilled onto the roadway causing part of the brooklyn bridge to be shut down and develop across live to our correspondent in a ford who is in new york for us so thanks for being with us while you're there what is actually happening on the ground. well this clash and confrontation between and why even new york city police department and thousands of protesters took on the brooklyn bridge now these protesters that have how to plant down by what was for him to have been demonstrating for about two weeks his demonstrations started by wall street and then the protesters braley towage the brooklyn bridge when they got on the brooklyn bridge the police showed up and basically cornered off both sides of the brooklyn bridge and started to move in on the protesters to make arrests for
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blocking traffic and disorderly conduct that's when things start to say the least the protesters were were banging truong johnson and chanting the old world is watching police moved in they were paddy wagons brought to the scene and things got very physical at least one hundred people have been arrested including a new york times reporter and this is just the most recent incident that is taking place in new york in the past weeks last weekend we saw demonstrators get maced in that these five police officers police officers using netting to our rest demonstrators that have been camped out on wall street i mentioned the brooklyn bridge what was closed down when this incident and brought it today and for those that don't live in new york city let me explain to you that is a very very big deal for something like that to take place and there were i guess you can't even count the amount of police officers that went down to the sea and
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the caution is a rough day and they got. and as i mentioned even journalists were among the girls who were arrested this is a group occupy wall street for viewers are nowhere a group of americans that have called on all those that are frustrated about the economic circumstance in america right now to come down rally and voice their opposition and that is what has been sleeping place for the past two weeks like as that demonstration as the sneaking police we've seen this kind of crackdown that's been you know on the side of the new york city police department against these protesters and this is the involving week by week and clearly getting much more confrontational you know as protests grow and the clashes increase or do we have any idea what the clear demands are of these protesters but the overall demands that there are there speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality
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this group has been criticized by the mainstream media for not having one unified message what do they want a lot of critics say what do they want and i think a lot of them want different things union members have come down there to join the demonstrations we've seen we've seen you know scholars professors activists someone like michael moore even go down to the crowd to join them and one supports i think what brings everyone together is they are far more a schenn over the u.s. economy over the fact that there's there's people are losing their jobs people can't get their jobs people are struggling to find to find money to make ends meet also some have noted in some have said that they're americans are now taking inspiration from the arab spring protesters that. through. power from north africa the middle east and these americans are now saying this is their their american spring and there are they are planning to stay down there through the end of the
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year and i can tell you this week by week this group of demonstrators they are wall street this group is getting bigger and bigger there's no doubt about that thank you very much will be certainly interesting to see how it plays out in the weeks the car that was made a port reporting from new york. indian farmers are being 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 a pretty sure reports. the sun is shining on these farm lands in southern india commonly known as the country's rice they may look watch but the grass is far from greener out here farmers are killing themselves in the thousands upon their closets what about all of those moves to the farmers are committing suicide due to the influence of the other farmers who committed suicide rommel lakshmi's husband is
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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 graeme clark grew up with 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. all the government has a tentative deal with the high number of farmers they were side 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 of today just about forty dollars for almost four acres of land the government has pledged billions of dollars in relief packages to farmers and promised to increase
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the minimum rate on certain acts towards but many believe the farmers are being ignored. by the government is neglecting agriculture basic information like wind power will get there will norton is not available for the farmers the government is not providing sufficient loans which is forcing the foam is to look in the bowls of money lenders. those who've tried to beat the drought themselves took out huge loans to dig wells but for many it's in vain. we are losing by making these wells but we are surviving because we are determined not to come. susan wright we are leaving a very sad light must sink in water levels mean these wells are useless but have left a deep hole in farmer's pockets beings turn their backs on those who couldn't repay their debts the loan sharks are now demanding high interest rates and will take no for an answer we have the money lenders and financiers are frequently visiting or
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home and torturing us we want us to be a huge tsunami we don't like drama lakshmi are now the breadwinner it's tending to two eight hours of desolate farmland and rolling cigarettes to earn money to feed her children like 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 prius surely there are t.v. talent on a india. now a brief look at some other international headlines making news 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 but kidnapping comes less than a month after somali pirates abducted a british woman and killed her husband in the same area. the second typhoon in just a week is a battering the rain soaked northern philippines forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate but first
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a cause that landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters are predicting the typhoon will become more powerful as it heads towards vietnam. a light aircraft has crashed into a ferris wheel at a festival in eastern australia leaving it two children trapped on the ride for hours amazingly no one was seriously injured in the accident just before the crash happened but rain had forced a good majority of people off the ride the pilot said he never saw the wheel before smashing into a. so now ten years after the u.s. invaded afghanistan and its troops are still there and still fighting the decade old war has left thousands of nato soldiers and afghan civilians dead glory harvest asked me yorkers if they think the campaign has been worth it. it's been ten years since the us armed afghanistan as a prelude to an ongoing war i think a leader has it been worth it this week let's talk about that for wars as no
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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 probably is not a winner. the other soldier going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others dying at things clearcut 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 very controversial question there's present time since situation what are the pros the pros is i think that we have to make a statement that we aren't able to. see 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
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a hornet's nest there's no winner over there we have great. we're in there with what we have to do. well eventually we got to bring peace and i mean that's such a nebulous thing right like how we really bringing peace to afghanistan well i only time will tell you know i don't really know enough about it to say what it was worth it so you think that's crazy that your country's been at war for ten years and you don't know anything about it better is a problem. but yeah do you think most americans feel that way and you know i'm sure a lot of americans there were 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. yes look at it if 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.
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