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thanks for joining our two with me karen you first up to our breaking news there have been to a powerful explosions close to the capital of dagestan in russia's north caucasus we have reports that at least seven people are dead with twenty nine others injured near the city of my heart called la now as we have heard those powerful twin blasts exploded near a police building and just within twenty minutes of each other reports that one of those devices was placed inside of a car now the blasts were reportedly carried out by suicide bombers police say that there are casualties but the exact number as i just said were those seven people reported dead and twenty nine others injured we'll have more reports as they come so stay with r.t. for that. heading over to other news now america's chief diplomat is urging
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china to help of rain and tensions over iran and north korea's nuclear activities now larry clinton's in beijing right now and said both the u.s. and china should work together to restrain killing young from further provocation and prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon clinton's visit comes at an extremely delicate time in their relations beijing accuses the u.s. of meddling in its internal affairs after the u.s. embassy briefly sheltered a chinese dissident activist it's also irritated over washington's military buildup in the age of asia pacific and an apparent effort to contain china's growing regional clout let's get the faults of dr khan holland a columnist for the foreign policy in focus think tank dr holland thanks for being with us today now it's no secret that america and china are locked in a bitter struggle for political economic and even military dominance in asia now behind all the smiles and handshakes how much dialogue and cooperation can there
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really be between the two well there's not a lot going on right now the chinese or chinese are upset because what their view of the situation is the same ever since the one thousand nine hundred ninety five one nine hundred ninety six crisis in the taiwan straits in which there was tension between while i was trying to the united states to the way to record the gravel groups into the strait and the chinese and tobacco and it was a sobering moment for china to realize that it couldn't even in its own waters it could match the united states and i get back up they were humiliated i think they were also scared and that is the beginning of a major chinese buildup so in a sense the clinton administration proved vote the current build up of china. keep in mind the chinese budget is about one eighth of the u.s.
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budget at this court but there is no question that the united states is pouring a lot of men and material and money into into asia while longer can they keep out of they are the lots of pleasantries with such an intense underlying. you know rivalry underneath and it's sort of like he wanted to take lithium or something i mean there's or it's very bipolar kind of relationship because in many ways our china is our number one trade partner. and they hold a trillions of dollars in u.s. bonds we are all kind of locked into an international market so on the one level the cooperation is kind of forced on us by the fact that we're so interlinked at the same time you get this growing military tension in l a chinese are also very uncomfortable about the fact that about eighty percent of their energy
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supplies arrive by sea generally through the yellow sea those to the energy supplies are basically controlled those waters are controlled by the u.s. fifth fleet and the u.s. seventh fleet and that makes the chinese nervous again going back to this one thousand nine hundred ninety ninety six how long do we keep smiling at one another now dr our hand and then start interrupting but we know about the chinese dissident who had a brief refuge at the u.s. embassy in beijing just how likely is china to now lend america helping hand sort of in containing iran and north korea i don't think china is going to lend a helping hand on iran unless they think it's in their interest to do so and i think that they have kind of made that clear they're not alone there is indeed also has no intention of cutting back on on buying iranian oil which were. well so i don't think there's going to be a lot of help on iran and north korea i do think that there's
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a certain common ground there not as much maybe as washington would assume again i prove china's point of view the u.s. is trying to destabilize north korea and if you north korea actually destabilizes that mess is going to fall in china's lap and they don't need that and they don't want that and very briefly now both sides are fundamentally and are interdependent economically we can say just how far can they afford to push each other. that's the big question and i think neither side would actually like to move to a point where there might be a good kegel war but the problem is if you have this military buildup sometimes mistakes happen and in this world where we're talking about nuclear power. you know nuclear weapons eccentric mistakes can be can be very major so this concerns me
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i want to be concerned about the arms buildup not just between china and the united states but other asian powers as well and the kind of growing feel that this looks a lot like the cold war of the one nine hundred fifty s. and the one nine hundred sixty s. with their sense of trying to kind of enclosed in contain china as the united states trying to contain russia all right dr kahn holland a columnist for the foreign policy in focus thing to think tank thank you. wow. now first over to our breaking news there have been two powerful explosions close to the capital of the stand in russia's north caucasus at least seven people are reported dead with twenty nine others injured near the city of my heart scolar more on this from archies here go to school north as we go to him live here go to what details you have about these attacks. was this an absolutely correctly two
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explosions that's what we're getting the force of both happened so we are in a police checkpoint on the outskirts of much of the capital of the republic of kyrgyzstan. before you see just that's the first explosion happened to one up for you up which is quite near the police checkpoint that's when rescuers and emergency services arrived at the scene and these are with us when we go to the second blast occurred according to preliminary information seven people have been killed in these what have already been told of attacks including a team of firefighters or of all the emergency services arrived at the scene of the trouble also broke down and twenty nine people have also reportedly been injured the parolee version is this is a terrorist attack a similar tactic is usually she used by terrorists in the caucuses when there are several explosions in the first one the tracks emergency services police
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investigators and others basically. causing. more deaths or more injuries the republic of the good stanley is a center of hotspots for terrorist activity on social b. and various entities there are legions of the latest one the successful ones by the authorities finally managed to eliminate a terrorist group with links to turkey but concerning this latest incident he took the last of the foot. shut for the course we'll be monitoring the situation on the forty as it develops it's right in those last twenty. twenty minutes of each other are going to school north and we'll keep you posted with all the details thinking about. now the bombs went off near a police building as we just reported and of course we will be keeping you posted with details from our correspondent who got risk on all of. still to come in
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the program a revolt or that's reaching out through the ages the ancient city of aleppo a largely untouched by the conflict that's tearing syria apart becomes the site of the latest bloody episode between the pro and anti assad factions. two of egypt's leading presidential candidates are suspending their campaigning they blame the ruling military council for wednesday's brutal attack on protesters up to twenty people were killed and more than one hundred injured by unknown attackers sparking for a clash it's a rally was supporting a disqualified ultra conservative islamist candidate seen as one of the frontrunners before he was banned various political forces accuse the ruling military for orchestrating the bloodshed sarah furthur looks into the chaos religious tensions have created in post-revolutionary egypt.
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taking phone in middle east and. this is the leading comic actor as a man and his shit to recruit film believe is just one of a number in which he's still heard that if you learned as an imprisoned offending islam it's a ruling that's in raging with the public ok's reglue says that was executed so that the crimes that got there that ignites in court cases like i believe the like a composer decided not to was taking place that it was going to the rest of the country and there was a very real price third freedom of expression and it was. such convictions a close thing a cloud a very artistic plans actions which the great in the good of the arab media industry a quick to condemn us to being banned the use and to mubarak hardline parties like the muslim brotherhood and the newly created select is the key. gain
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serious political clout having won the lion's share of seats in parliament i'm thinking of the people here in egypt. has hope. to build a new egypt and. will that new egypt look like the greeks like i will it means imposing much stricter misl incurring aides who have no problem with. this system who have our culture has its own culture of content and out of it and. we live in egypt so i think the system and the laws have to come from this culture and this culture means islamic. many of these pushing for implementing shari'a law in egypt at least publicly that it could still be a long way off but there are already signs that change is taking place a lot of people who are currently governmental come to this for president are being
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very cautious about the statements that they make with the go to policy everyone is preaching moderate islamists but the same time there's an undercurrent like for instance we're going to change that i'm slightly we're not going to make schools but we're going to preach religion better at schools no matter how subtle the differences may be at the moment egypt's at a key cross rate emerging it's each and the results of what happens right now keep the felts for generations certain. kyrie. researchers saw her reality from the car of center for human rights says there are a large similarities between the current on rast and that which egypt endured before the parliamentary election. there are serious doubts within the egyptian public. even before the clashes have started and currently as the elections might be push pull in the same the same concerns have been voiced recently by political
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different from the two groups the parliamentarians who were there with even rumors seeing yesterday that has asked for it to postpone the elections due to the current unrest in front of the have a sea. cow for nonetheless in the press conference today have said that this is these are rumors and the elections will happen in july it's important to mention in this context that during the previously before the parliamentary elections last november a similar clashes have started in mohamed mahmoud and so it's particularly interesting if we are to compare how. that erupt we need immediately before elections a couple of months or a couple of weeks before elections all right you can head online to our to dot com where right now we're literally bringing you the wildest view. how's this for a few shocking shots thrill seekers in russia's far east to show their head for heights with these dizzying pictures posted on line although the local police they
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weren't too thrilled. was hunting fox the phone hacking scandal plaguing rupert murdoch's news corp sees high level calls for many of his american t.v. broadcasting licenses to be pulled out. all right if you're just joining our two it's fifteen minutes past the hour and spanish police have made a number of arrests at a protest in barcelona where the european central bank chiefs are meeting. security precautions ahead of the talks have been heavily ramped up spain even going so far as to reinstate checkpoints along its border with france to try and limit the number of demonstrators arriving from within europe the fear was that a potentially massive protest could turn violent thousands of riot police were
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deployed with reinforcements on standby the e.c.b. chiefs resisted calls to begin buying up spanish bonds as investors abandon the country's debt options instead they're urging patience over austerity saying it needs time to work that spain reels from disastrous unemployment levels and million strong austerity demonstrations business expert your home burn over felt the editor in chief of trends magazine believes cuts will only cause more problems. in the short term and even medium term results of these kinds of policies just as we have seen in greece is that the recession gets worse and that employment problems in the budget problems also get worse and they are absolutely not thinking in terms of for larger budget deficits to stimulate the economy you know what the european central bank and mr druggy are thinking of much more in terms of liberalization which
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constraint. deregulation in a lot of markets that's the way they are thinking but of course the e.c.b. can not solve the structural problems which are characteristic of this moment to the european monetary union coming up next hour of the kaiser report goes gunning for the u.s. treasury secretary america's chief banker said in a statement that the human errors that led to the two thousand and eight crash can't be cured by lawmakers and stacey beg to differ. timothy geithner you can't legislate away stupidity or risk taking greed it was just an accident i think that the global financial markets collage. i don't see any crime here or that he has selective amnesia and he's purposefully blind to the crime in front of them he can't hear anybody they're committing crimes you can't see anybody even though it's
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presented the evidence every single day criminality no. ambiguity aboard it. and apparent protests against president assad at serious aleppo university met a bloody end today leaving for dirt and two hundred arrested unverified video from the clashes showed troops and students together attacking the demonstrators all marna shall be a senior columnist at the all akbar newspaper in neighboring lebanon blames much of the violence on arms proliferation. let's look at the situation in a realistic way there are so many that are all around city in cities major city and cities there are gunmen you know and it's very difficult to they're not very well organized so there are different groups of armed men on the streets and it's very
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difficult for the army or army to withdraw from the cities and leave the ground for the governments or that's also making things more complicated what is required is that is that the government would actually back down and the syrian army would withdraw the tanks from the cities and that's a very difficult to implement and there are weapons being smuggled into syria last week there was a shipment of weapons that were stopped by the lebanese army on the lebanese coast and there was a huge shipment of some some heavy some high caliber weapons and this could create a lot of damage and i think that the countries surrounding cities should actually make put more pressure on on stopping the smuggling of weapons to syria because smuggling weapons to syria would only includes the violence and violence will lead to more violence and this is a vicious circle. let me just remind you of the breaking news here on r t twin deadly blasts have reportedly killed at least now the number is eight people near the capital of dagestan in russia's north caucasus police say an explosive filled
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car was dead made it near a police checkpoint and as officers attended the resulting fire a second blast went off about twenty minutes later i'll bring you all the details on the fatal bombings in dagestan as they come in to stay with us. and the meantime here on r t china's booming economy is just one of the factors which have raised up the global influence rankings in recent decades up next we take a look at what else is behind beijing's swift success.
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john as great thank you very much for being with us today it's a pleasure sir thank you for everything so trevor has been a mystery for scholars throughout centuries why is it such a challenge for thinkers these days up till these days everything is revealed now it's now it's a good challenge they were still in charge and so i was still in charge of well. you know first thousands of years there was such an insulated isolated place that others didn't come in and it's only been relatively in recent years there were a lot of people trying to i myself have been going there for forty four years since
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nine hundred sixty seven. but that's new for westerners to spend so much time there were two did before but now they're all over the place although i think the western report is not very good about china but there are a lot of people there and my wife and i have been going there for the last ten years and but it is still kind of a mystery because because of their language it's because it's a country now with no ideology and someone said the other day that history was their religion in china and i think that's true in a sense that that's the only thing that really holds everything together now not the only thing but you know. they have that kind of reverence for their history which they know so well through through all of the dynasties and so on and which the west has a was a zero information about and that's why it's a big mystery you know regardless all the credit with china does face some major problems like gender inequality income inequality corruption even and by mental
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issues could that undermine the growth. well you know all of these problems and these these are the problems of china are talked about and written about in these papers and magazines and speeches all over china all the time this is totally open china says that their biggest problem is their growing inequality the growing income gap between urban and rural. and the answer your question is no because it's so so openly talked about and we monitor it with our institute in india we monitor all of the provinces and in newspapers and all the provinces the two biggest issues that are in the pages and in the news pages are corruption and the environment and dealing dealing with both of those these are issues that are not hidden these are the most talked about face in china and the leadership the
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broad china this for. leadership that you have to imagine can and can continue to deal with those problems and can. do a little better job as it goes along now let's talk and carry listen as china is slowing growing ties with weaker asia african countries the kind of the chinese to do everything to africa and to some other countries differs very greatly from what the west in the west was giving it was it was a government to government and you know who knows what happened in the money the chinese make a deal they say here's the deal we will build your airport we will be jewish sports stadiums and so forth and you agree to sell us oil and energy we need at market price. and it's the africans many africans describe as a win win. range meant versus what the west has been doing with their aid programs
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all these years so china is absolute. connectivity africa as well as as well as asia because of how smart they've been in the arrangements they have to to create win win situations for those countries so it's economy only and not their will to evolve into or encourage states to build an empire you know the china china has never been an. acquisition a country to begin with but they're making their arrangements and their deals not to acquire anyone or to build an empire but to it's mostly an economic basis to choose to assure themselves of the resources that they need for the rapid growth they are experiencing and are in our view will continue to experience so here's what also many people think that with this economic and military prowess china is poised to become the center of the new type of world it's an old.
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polar world and by the way there they have been building their military but it's still you know the u.s. has a military that's equal to all the other militaries of the world put together and i've heard of we've heard a lot of talk about multi i told the world but last century it was a soviet union us this tree to be very simple minded about this century is the u.s. and china that bipolar but that world is going to be dominated by the bipolar connection of china and us and people will make countries will make decisions and calibrate their their actions against what they perceive will be the response of the u.s. and or china that there will be a bipolar world break placing the soviet union the u.s. but on a very different basis so not all for naught or yes a cold war but sort of
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a cold war but with the soviet union on an ideological bent basis with china on economic growth you very much for this interview thank you very much. to a substantial degree and one form or another socialism has spread the shadow of human regimentation over most of the nations of the earth and the shadow is an
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approaching a whole different. in the early twenty first century military bases the network of military bases all around the former sleepy empire that the united states is trying to build its astonishing most americans have no idea there are more than a quarter of a million or more than two hundred fifty thousand u.s. troops stationed on these bases all around us. we don't have fallen bases in america we don't have any british base we don't have any korean base we don't have any french bases or you know we just all american bases in our bases of. the noises our north and doesn't bother us at all because they're all bases but for other people it's almost like a cancer here for these people. since the end of world war two the spaces i've been . working here to
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provide a safe and secure environment for everybody. the questions the of thing else get everything you need.
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thanks for joining our two where we have breaking news two powerful deadly blasts house struck near the capital of dog stand in russia's north caucasus killing at least eight people and injuring dozens police say a car driven by a suicide bomber was exploded at a traffic control post a second blast went off shortly after as officers struggled to put out the first fire. and other news hillary clinton pitches for china support on north korea and iran but the u.s. military is asia pacific buildup and support for chinese dissidents believe beijing where. the cracks grow wider in egypt's troubled election violence well it's over a band religious candidates with the rolling.

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