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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. in the us demonstrations on wall street against corporate political influence spill out onto the brooklyn bridge shutting down traffic in one direction around five hundred people have reportedly been arrested. and the protests broke out in a tripoli as residents anger boils over at the behavior of armed anti kadafi troops roaming the streets of the capital he says the humanitarian situation in the besieged gadhafi stronghold of seared worsens. and the media passes
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a judgment on russia's future political landscape in the wake of president medvedev announcement last week that he's a backing putin to return to the kremlin. and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r.t. i'm sean thomas let's get right to your top stories in northern kosovo nato peacekeepers have used to 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 his senior united nations official in kosovo has urged restraint on both sides and called for a new talks archies alexia cesky sent us this report from the spot. on friday the k. four troops removed one of the barricades which. was set up in
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order to block the police and the k. for 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 this bloke aiding this particular area and ordered them that they should leave the serbs obeyed and retreated peacefully with no violence and set up another and made checkpoint two large trucks on the 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 the middle of it in the town of. 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
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running away and i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforated my lungs. the most interesting fact here is that the case for troops and nato have been trying to do to convince everybody that they only used rubber bullets and tear gas grenades against the angry mob to pacify them but doctors in 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 and heavy condition concha fractures and bruises they were not from rubber bullets not 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 determination of the sort of people is very strong now to show that they do not
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want to be part of the course of the republic. they are telling us to leave we have no way to leave this 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 deepest concerns over the situation here saying that this may seem as a small as a minor border crossing this beaut but in reality this could destabilize the situation in the whole region. due to their recent actions in of the kosovo standoff nato peacekeepers have lost their impartiality that is according to belgrade based political analyst alexander. they totally and openly stepped out of the un mandate and they're really really now just like during one nine hundred
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ninety nine during the bombing when there was 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 their standing as any sort of 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's 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 in the more and that's even more dangerous. and she's alexy our chef he is in kosovo and we'll be bringing you updates as and when they happen.
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meanwhile you can head to our cheez-it free video page to get the freshest pictures of this border dispute you can watch them there or download it in a broadcast quality for free check it out on free video darkie dot com. couldn't take three. more charges. arrangement three. three. three. three brought. the four year media project free radio down to hard. hundreds of people have hit the streets of portugal's or 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 implement harsh cuts but is still fighting to reduce its budget deficit and another struggling euro zone states greece is trying to
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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 kovtun us says the more bailouts great greece it 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 means their diet grows and at the same time they're cutting the public sector which is a huge part of our economy the contraction of the g.d.p. which makes the debt burden grow more and more relative to the g.d.p. economy which makes it harder and harder to pay back i think at this point do 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 this point they need to have a structured solution for greece rylan for portugal i think spain also and then
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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 we could be devised that incorporates greece ireland portugal spain perhaps in a total kind of restructuring package either that or greece is going to have to have to unilaterally default tensions are also brewing across the atlantic in new york 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 according to reports five hundred people have been arrested during the demonstrations are more important brings us the latest developments. this clash and confrontation between and right he the new york city police department and thousands of protesters took on the brooklyn bridge now these protesters that have held camp down by walls for have been demonstrating for about two weeks this demonstration started by wall street and then the protesters rally towards the
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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 blocking traffic and so what are we conduct that's when things got ugly to say the least the protesters were were banging drawing drums and chanting the old world was watching police moved in they were paddy wagons brought to the scene and things start very physical last weekend we saw demonstrators get maced in that these five police officers police officers using netting to our rights demonstrators that have been camped out on wall street as i mentioned the brooklyn bridge what was closed down when this incident erupted today and for those that don't live in new york city i 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 there right down to the sea and the
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clashes erupted and they got violent and as i mentioned even journalists were among those who were arrested this is a group occupy wall street and our viewers are no where a group of americans that have called on all those that are frustrated about the economic circumstance of in america right now it's in to come down rally and voice their opposition and that is what has been the place for the past two weeks but as that demonstration that's been taking place need 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 involving week by week and clearly getting much more confrontational. the overall demands is that they're there they're speaking out and . and social in this group has been criticized for it means free media for not having one unified message what do they want
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a lot of critics say what 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 what brings everyone together is their frustration over the u.s. economy over the fact that 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 and some have said that they're americans are now taking inspiration from the arab spring protesters that that swept through. our 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 year and i can tell you this week by week this group of demonstrators that you know my wall
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street this group is getting bigger and bigger there's no doubt about that. coming up we ask the new yorkers if they think the decade long fighting in afghanistan has brought any results. i don't see a goal and i don't really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years for a war there for that long it better be for solving it and we better be gets a bit out of it i think 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 a bankrupt farmers in india as a country faces one of the worst droughts in years we see why families are think it's not nature to blame but rather the government. to libya now where thousands of people are protesting against the forces loyal to the national transition council that have taken over the capital locals argue that the presence of troops provides little security as they follow no particularly orders and fire
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their weapons indiscriminately and as robert perry the editor of internet investigative that magazine consortium news says the people currently in power have suspicious links with terrorist cells there is evidence even going back to the very beginning that that used to part of libya was a part of islamic radicalism some of these people have been connected to hyder one of the al-qaeda leaders who was killed recently a two year was a libyan 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 qaeda and was indeed been detained by the united states for some time before he was allowed to go free so it appears that people with guns on the side of the libyan rebels are now the government or people who have this very mixed background it's not clear how do you know when you get down to the point of the country under the control this of
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this force which side of this force will will be predominant. would be a revolutionary forces say they have surrounded the city of sea or take it off a 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 still 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 robert lyons a deputy editor of the independent online magazine spikes says that nato intervention in libya has turned things from bad to worse. this is the there were consequences of the think things that i got rolling back in february the kind of half hearted intervention was always going to end up with last time by could have its forces if this is the kind of last stand that we expected in tripoli a few weeks ago that never happened clearly there's
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a lot in this thing about the rose leaves national community you know could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but boy actually having made such a fuss about civilians not being agents or even though they clearly have a book by saying that if even the khadafi forces a real incentive to keep keep their civilians in the city probably a good well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of there no. effect if we become a kind of shield by which the they can stay there for a high on for a bit longer to me trim it as a later stage or view has dominated the russian press in the last few days during a meeting with the chiefs of the country's three biggest t.v. stations the president explained why he has decided not to run for the office a second time r.t. if you want peace and after all that's 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
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events in the country such as his decision not to run for a second term in office is recommendation of prime minister of what you want to do for the top job and to the sudden dismissal of now former finance minister aleksey who didn't so there's a 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 were well known here in russia and it's published an article trying to show you this polish laura 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 deal has finally announced his political plans and the plans of his stand them with prime minister why do in fortune there's still a lot of uncertainty since the official political programs for the upcoming problem of g m presidential elections still have not been announced however this point of
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view is not shared by the analysts that he is this did you speak with spoke to this is not a 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 close a deal list of the biggest clears during the upcoming presidential election next more trouble now or loss 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 of the president's administration the kind of sun newspaper says that staff to dismiss him like receiving more questions they do what else could happen world meeting even if he's still in office. there are analysts who say that the dismissal just shows that the president is serious in his ambitions just
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too much of the problem and she oh action will be held in russia in the summer and the presidential pull be held next more cheney didn't happen still. need to be there it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run the country next despite a neat recommendation to me i see. he's going off reporting for us there and i'm sticking with the same story political analyst. told r.t. that made the decision not to run in the upcoming elections was dictated by common sense with 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 not being twins in politics they're still pretty close here logically and politically at this point is needed if explained. is more
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popular. media of himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election there will not come automatically it will be a fight which is more equipped to leave united russia in their place in the next presidential struggle at the same time we debated for years keeping his position as an important political figure as 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 t dot com. now for a brief look at some other international headlines for you. somali pirates have reportedly kidnapped a wheelchair bound french woman near the kenyan resort of lamu the navy and police chased the boat carrying the victim but feared an attack could end with a seventy five year old woman drowning her kidnapping comes less than
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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 the first cause that landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters have predicted 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 weaving it two children trapped on the ride for hours i mean we know one was seriously injured in the incident just before the crash happened a brain had forced the majority of people off the ride the pilot said he never saw the wheel before smashing into it. 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 but he's pretty sure other reports. the sun is shining on these farm lands in southern india
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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. of the most of the farmers are committing suicide due to the influence of the other farmers who committed suicide rommel actually is 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. how should i carry on with my life and nothing is good for me and my children and there is no one to help us how do i bear all this trouble somewhere news to helpless. while the government has a tentative 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
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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 package is to farmers and promise to increase the minimum rate on certain acts courts but many believe the farmers are being ignored . but the government is neglecting our group culture basic information like wind power will be their own is not available for the farmers the government is not providing sufficient loans which is for seafoam is. 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. we are leaving
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a very sad life most sinking water levels mean these walls are useless but have left a deep hole in farmer's pockets the state beings turned 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 we have of the money lenders and financiers are frequently visiting earth home and torturing us we want to be of huge sume widows like rama locks me are now the breadwinner is tending to two acres 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 preassure there are t. tell him gonna india. ten years after the u.s. invaded afghanistan its troops are still there and still fighting a decade old war has left thousands of nato soldiers and afghan civilians dead but
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hard for us to ask the new yorkers if they think their campaign has been worth it. it's been ten years since the us bound to afghanistan as a prelude to an ongoing war later has it been worth it this week let's talk about that four wars as the benefit to what is going suing there for ten years i don't know what the him. doing i don't know it's probably another vietnam. war where the problem is not a we're not. going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others doing things clearcut see that it's not worth it i don't see a goal in a really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years it was worth it to hunt down al qaeda 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
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very controversial question there's pros and cons to the situation but at the present the proses 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 had great states we're in there with them but what do we have to do. well eventually to go to bring peace and i mean that's such a nebulous thing right like why 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 or and i don't even know it'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 have a good pro and and so i i look at this way i mean for for
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a war there for that long i mean i better be for something and we better be. something out of it you think that's going to happen and. 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 less than many. twenty four hours a day seven days a week our website is there for you with plenty of our top stories also there right now. one activist group speaks out against what they say are you a first plans to make a ukraine a destination for sex tourists during the euro two thousand and twelve their tactic topless protests plus. how one hundred twelve year old girl is a breaking barriers and world records in of the male dominated sport of power lifting before stories for you on my.
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