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she was not great and stay with find out who the foreign minister of iceland tells all to how the country managed to pull itself out of the financial abbess to stay with us. foreign minister scott peterson thank you very much for sitting down with r.t. well it's a pleasure iceland has recovered remarkably well following the two thousand a global financial crisis can you briefly describe to me how iceland came out of the circumstance they found themselves in in two thousand and eight we were the first country down during the crisis but we were also the first country or. apart from the rest of the countries in europe with him problem was the fact that. made an economic plan with me stuck to the plan we stayed because we took all the difficult decisions we didn't but you know we we want
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a little bit different from the european countries instead of just adopting everything measures we also raised quite a lot moving about this. much greater income. they did make it able to pay that. and that of course we also put money into infrastructure projects to mutilate the economy so we went in mixed mixed paths really that is what was different between us and europe considering the turmoil in the e.u. economy which may go into a recession now but iceland be better off just staying away from the european union i don't think so i'm pretty convinced that the eurozone will go through the present difficulties and will sail through the rough seas in the end i believe that the euro will be
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a stronger currency long before but you already see that it holds more than hold for example against the american bar low during the well in the. for example it was point five. stronger than the dollar so i think it is a currency that will aid in iceland you have this special situation we are probably the. smallest the nation with an independent currency and then the globalized world we find ourselves i mean if you're a small country with very little independent currency you you become like a prey that is apart by all the sharks all the hatch so. therefore a lot of icelanders they think that in future there will be shelter with the new growth so that this what we really are seeking well oh yes. but won't you this is something that will be it's a decision that will be taken by the people also holding
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a referendum we already. put in a lot of what we're seeking by joining the european union is a greater currency area with greater stability lower rates and hopefully better shelter for another crisis what may loom in the future for europe and the ice in that four of its big banks fall in two thousand but supported sectors of its economy europe is doing the exact opposite right now as forging our aid to the alan banking system while imposing austerity measures on people why isn't the european union learning from iceland's experience one of the big companies they probably can't of articles these big countries pick comfortable asians never look at the small fish in the pond as consoles why are they doing well but what we did what was
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completely opposite to the euro zone countries and you into the united states is that we didn't realise the losses we didn't let the taxpayer. shouldering the burden what good will that. phone call. go away with losses but we did the whole thing we. really miss the average person not just to say the state. of the end with yours so you put the people first before the corporations out that's what you to that's what we do in life that that sounds pretty nice pretty considerate work for us it works rather than in the end i mean only four years after the crisis you know when when the world completely wrote off iceland what you see a small country that is doing well we have the highest rate of growth in europe now
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the new figures showing about the growth in iceland three point five percent projected to be that. in the same area for the next two years unemployment is down to four point five percent four point five zero point five so on and it is working the icelandic system is working do you think that a european union will survive with all of its current numbers or just think some will have to pay off load at greece i think it will survive and i'll tell you why i think greece as you put it so eloquently will be offloaded because it will be so expensive for europe it will be very expensive for some of the rich countries of europe so on so i think people will just come to terms and come to the conclusion that it will be. easier cheaper too. and i think that this what will happen iceland is one of the key players in the arctic region that is
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estimated to hold thirty percent of the world's undiscovered gas deposits and thirteen percent of the world's undiscovered oil deposits could the arctic become the new middle east just a few decades from now perhaps not a new middle east but. the arctic contains a lot of untapped resource. if you just think about iceland in the future of iceland limiting within perhaps twelve or twenty years you will have three oil fields north of iceland one with the iceland economics so that's one which we know this business pretty well. should just that may be. so i think definitely in the arctic you will see a lot of new wealth drawn from in the future that will be to the benefit of countries like yours like russia like iceland like greenland possibly the fairways
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of some others but it isn't the only opportunity i mean if you look at iceland we are placed so to speak in the affluent of the arctic ocean and some of these spills are exactly in the areas where the new currents a poor go between iceland and greenland so let's just think for a moment the pub what happened in the gulf of mexico christ if that would happen worth of iceland at the extreme low temperature oil doesn't the great need to really but the catalyst doesn't do not work it could be a couple strokes so we have to tread very very carefully. but the answer is yes i think a lot of nations will drop out a lot of wealth from the arctic how do you respond to recent reports of chinese investors becoming increasingly interested in leasing land in iceland and what do you think china's involvement in the region will mean geo politically well the
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icelanders. reacted very positively in the first place thought this was a very. interest they welcome this interest and china like russia has always treated iceland with respect you know our friends in the past even of systems like russia did during our crisis i think there's a lot of apprehension now by the icelanders about china this is probably and possibly by. external media about all seem to be afraid on iceland's behalf but what will happen is there will be a new traffic route across the arctic definitely and china is looking at the because it will cut the cost so. transporting chinese goods from asia to europe by foot. so in iceland there is a lot of interest in certain areas to work with chinese on developing this route in
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the future i think. you will see that anyway however things developed by stunt will be one of the stepping stones between. europe where the ice has melted in certain manner that you will. have a new car group. that will be pretty soon perhaps within some two years ago iceland came up with something called the modern media and national have its legal framework to promote investigative journalism considering the fact that iceland and you yourself have been. the victim of wiki leaks what's in it for iceland to promote such a legal framework well i wouldn't phrase it. the way you do with. a victim of little is but you'd want your free well i mean you talking to a guy who certainly saw
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a confidential report made by the. plaster on the pages of the media actually the weekly screw made the first trial run with documents related to iceland because they had some particular connection to ice on the individual but. in the end this resulted in this bill of like islay shalott is being proposed in the icelandic parliament about has been embraced to a certain extent by all sides of the house i mean iceland at least tries to be a partner but. but this doesn't mean that we want for illegal things. but what we're trying to do. for this bill sponsored by a. groundwork for a corporation between but it is
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a brawl that will. publish things that might be different. but never thought most good for the society of the whole i mean for example if you have corruption within government i think that this part of the. open. that's the take on it but it hasn't been passed the foreign minister thank you very much for your time thank you. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the clients computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented british fame still be it
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of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to man's pride. the first patient to turn to us with a leg length in the request to meet his fifteen centimeters to want to surgery because panos tool than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix this it may be nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lowest fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries a band in many countries and even the will out there pretty expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states financial considerations for one of the reasons that brought this washington state to western siberia main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the others. average is one seventy five i was one sixty
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seven or one sixty. eight centimeters would have brought me right to every one of the average for women or to you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal i think it's like expect to be taller just before the operation most mad a russian girl who found he's a regional hide quite india ink yet he still went ahead with the surgery adding seven more centimeters to he self-confidence she told me. what a compliment for somebody who's. these to fallen short of his own expectations. wealthy british style.
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markets. can find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two cars a report. updating the headlines tonight few pro-government militias in libya keep up their assault and siege on colonel gadhafi his former stronghold of bani walid fierce clashes on the outskirts of the town of left over twenty dead many more injured with reports that chemical gas is being used to following up again in fifteen minutes other headlines fresh air the rest reported in beirut with five injured after a weekend of violent clashes sparked by the assassination of a senior intelligence official the opposition is blaming damascus and the lebanese government with protesters demanding the prime minister's resignation. plus america's global position is the topic for romney's final turn on t.v. ed in the presidential poll in two weeks the running neck and neck right now and
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voters have a tough time apart we've got in-depth coverage. world sport that's next. welcome to this for round up these other headlines removed lance armstrong is stripped of his seven tour de france titles by cycling's governing body banned for life. while the number one boy response back must rely on their choice goalkeeper for tuesday's crucial champions league match at home to benfica and high speed drama a russian that is paid for we are ready to tie the hop to choosing the wrong time in the last place of the season. but first describes cyclist lance armstrong has been stripped of his seven tour de france titles the forty one year old was also banned for life after the international cycling union agreed with
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a damning report by the u.s. anti-doping agency the dossier claims armstrong was the kingpin of a major drug ring helping him dominate the tour de france from one thousand nine hundred ninety two thousand and five and organizers say they'll keep the titles vacant long strong refused to fight the charges and last week the kearns a survivor also stepped down as chairman of his charity live strong. this is a landmark day for cycling. cycling indeed has endured a lot of pain as it has absorbed the in part of the usada report u.c.i. will burn lance armstrong from cycling a new show would strip him of his seven tour de france titles lance armstrong has no place in cycling. football now unsponsored face a goalkeeping crisis ahead of tuesday's clash at home to bed speaker where injuries have forced the moscow side to hand third choice of his champions league debut which of on court records response actually injury list was long enough already has
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now gotten even longer. the red and whites have only one fifth keeper of the city it is a core of joint and ready to count on the sidelines ukrainian international is just starting his comeback so it's unlikely that third choice are john whatever all of what makes his european debut for us by attack and head coach when i am really understands just how important a clash it is for his team and for that of the owner i think this will be a crucial game for us just as it is for benfica i think it's fair to say that barcelona will win the group so we along with benfica and celtic are playing for second place and we didn't take our chance at home to celtic therefore tuesday's clash is very important for us firstly we're playing at home and we can't afford to lose here any more if we want to make the knockout stages the pressure is certainly building on emery with his side losing the last three games by languishing in mid table domestically one of the champions league there without a point after the first two encounters should be part of the thinking positively
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ahead of the game with benfica we can't afford to do anything else i'm sure that my team will put in a good performance against them we've had some bad results but there have also been some positives and we're looking at these positives and i'm sure that this will help us to get the result we need on tuesday. meanwhile been fico coming to this clash having lost just once all season and that being a two no reverse against barcelona. the portuguese i am fit have a good combination of youth and experience and they are seasoned european campaigners getting to the quarter finals in last season's competition. also you can also will be an obvious frantz and he scored five goals domestically already however very good coach jorge your source is wary of a spartak side despite the not being in the best of form. voiding three losses in a row is great motivation for spartak they have nothing to lose spartak will be taking risks as they need to get a result and we may change our approach to the game because of this bin fico have
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yet to score in the opening two champions league encounters however they might fancy their chances against spartak side but it readies conceded six goals was part i'd have enjoyed a great start to their champions league campaign this year with no points after the first two games or pressure is firmly on the emirates side and if they don't manage to get a big tree on tuesday they can effectively say goodbye to their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages richard fleet anti moscow. well as where manchester united aim to maintain their grip on group h. as the streets and former champions host portuguese side grow older when the ashley young is set to return from a knee injury but defenders we have ferdinand and patrice evra will be rested the red devils go into the match following last saturday's four two home when i have a stoke when stan striker wayne rooney netted a brace to make up for only own goal while money just right expects a nose braga could cause an upset. to mom in the better we have.
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shown and there was. no use in going to turkey as you know. so it was a good place to go to and the minute you know victory so. once again. in the modern european game. is there for the issue. well meanwhile in the russian premier league this monday at rock bottom of all the trained eye that a second victory from twelve games after a one no win as methods place clears it up alexander get a sort of headed have a cardiac escort out midway through the second half and in the dying seconds sutter gave quite a lanka so his feeble penalty saved by michelle cocksure call brother of city striker alexander as celebrated their first win in three months. while there was a dramatic end to the run a wall to series in barcelona as russian just missed out on being crowned champion at the final race of the season cousin but apple for forwards fourteen points
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separated the new york riyad from stuff it won during before the final race of the campaign and i went to dramatically affected the results of the morning qualification session as well as the race clear out felt no pressure and captured a crucial pole position while his title rival headed disaster was run and had to begin from sixteen sport yet the twenty year old building produced a fantastic start as he overtook ten opponents to go six on the second left. but he touched another car in the turin and one door and was forced to retire for the first time this season and had to finish on the podium to grab the title unfortunately after the second leg by touch with somebody and i went out of the race so. tense then i thought ok it's it's all gone gone again meanwhile could out set a great pace and was comfortably ahead of the chasing pack but first date a new year old was fined for not making a stop on time and sleeps to third and then his team paid for not changing tires as
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the track dried and it was impossible to keep up his speed so clear out had to watch as victory sleep cookies fingers and he eventually finished eighth in a real option for the rain tires because the tracks him to sleep and wrecked and there were some clouds coming in with the rain will roll down again so. we make sometimes wrong choices doesn't make right choice today was wrong choices all over rowland of the four tech team was the first to take the checkered flag however it was wondering who stole the show as he was crowned this season's champion and takes home half a million euros our i feel really delighted after after securing a title but i mean after all today after qualifying it was that it was going to be over and. i was going to. lose the championship because i was starting p.-six dean and my rival was starting on pole so i think it late looked almost like an
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incredible job but my team and everybody around me it really supported me and said it was not done yet it was a thrilling climax to greats rivalry at the circuit of catalonia hopefully both one born in three out will take the next step and move up a cholesterol formula ren or three point five and maybe in a couple of years time we'll be watching them compete in formula one. archie barcelona spain. and finally the first season of the international. didn't boscobel league is on the way with twenty two teams from six countries taking a fall but the russian organizers hope more teams will soon enroll run closer every ports. then uniforms i is be able united states highest echelons of student basketball from russia ukraine delivers kazakhstan lithuania and estonia the sports popularity in those nations is a long way from north america's and see double a march madness but there is no doubt the organizers will do all they can in the
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inaugural season so that she believes longevity and expansion student basketball in russia is not at the level that we would like it to be in the long run so i'm sure that the existence of the problem a leak or a student bust both teams plus the international teams will help us to resolve the issue and we probably will go to the next level next season but this is a trial season so probably there will be mistakes they'll be problems try to make it work they've her national student basketball league has been a work in progress for many years and mosco state university along with sponsors and russian government officials have finally made that first step towards creating a highly competitive college pool was capable with the good basketball is generally a game for young smart people and here we have students who are just that basketball has always been extremely popular with students and we hope that one day our team will be taking part in top international university competitions and come
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out as winners of course was to board in the students you're going to see this season the i as bales exposure will be limited to the six former soviet republics but the players themselves will get a chance to assess this franc against and see them play and top european universities as soon as may of next year at the international student basketball festival in the capitals of the rest where i am on call for of our take calls and that's all this force by. emission free accreditation free transport charges free range moncef free risk free. to tide free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media and on
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