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it's stormy waters in the far east as president medvedev said visit to russia school real island sparks and outcry in japan something moscow says is unacceptable . a country left in ruins with u.s. troops out of iraq with local forces drowned under the growing onslaught of
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militant attacks and. conflicts that we see today based around the energy could go away scientists hail a revolutionary source of cheap green energy but critics say the nuclear fuel will never make its way to power stations. you're watching r t coming to you live from the russian capital welcome to the program now moscow has dubbed as an acceptable japan's diplomatic protests over dmitri medvedev his visit to russia's southern karylle islands tokyo which claims the four islands as its own so the president's trip was regrettable and some of russia's ambassador to japan the islands law in the pacific and are part of a larger russian held archipelago to the north of japan they came under moscow's
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control at the end of world war two now the region has rich fishing grounds and mineral deposits and is believed to have vast oil and gas reserves president medvedev became the first russian leader to visit the area artie's exxon avoid all reports. it's a leftover from the second world war old soviet tanks rusting on the shore but there barrels pointed towards your pan because i learned together three other pacific islands was taken over by the soviet union sixty five years ago but the tussle to define its national identity still goes on. these cross appeared here a few years ago soon after the russian orthodox church opened its parish on the island of see katon to dicky to phoenix population the window on it is now in the midst of a baby of will. we have the highest birth rates in the entire region we have lots
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of young people votes of servicemen. and their living standards are quite decent nowadays there are many kids here and parents bring them to be baptized it's wonderful to have children on the island. building the church is part of the russian government's effort to raise the living standards of the korean island beach here means reinforcing national identity. all but the band and in the nine hundred ninety s. the audience saw a large influx of japanese charities and officials trying to persuade the locals that they might be much better off if the on and on their japanese administration because you know if we get the owners bark we won't move the russians who live there we know how painful it is then you offer them citizenship when all. of this is precisely why the president is here to tell the locals that russia has not forgotten about them and while the regional authorities tried to paint it three to picture the road said rumbling infrastructure betrayed the audience chronic
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financial problems so. it's an important part of our land we would definitely invest money into the region. reach in buyer and mineral resources the islands have been a bone of contention for over two centuries russia held them briefly in the nineteenth century before losing a war to japan took his defeat in the second world war a lot left to gain control of the territories which prevented the two sides from signing a formal peace treaty the president's visit wasn't missed on the japanese side tokyo sad the trip was regrettable and her japanese public sentiment is that only japan's reaction to president visits trip to the pool islands is unacceptable it is our last wish and the russian president was visiting a russian territory i'm sure we've already spleens to our japanese partners. under international law the grill islands unequivocally belong to russia but due to
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geographic and economic reasons it's residents of palm of get to japan than to the mainland and while russia may be in their heart japan is still vying for their minds erica mortar is teaching japanese at a she could town school his salaries paid by the japanese government. class is a very popular when it comes to the school they choose. now ready waiting for me commandos people who i see there are many people who came here last year i'm happy here sometimes it seems to me there was my family again and here class seventh graders study alongside their parents who hope to get a job in japan life a degree allowance may have a proven recent theories but what sort to stop are in the horizon some workers are in russia's forests. a deadly siege in baghdad by a group of militants on sunday ended with fifty eight dead and scores more wounded men in suicide vests and armed with grenades to get entire congregation hostage in
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one of the city's largest christian churches the standoff ended when iraqi troops stormed the building and the far fight that ensued left the gunmen as some security forces and many of the hostages dead this latest incident highlights the deadly situations faced by iraq's security forces following the withdrawal of u.s. combat troops jim brann from the stop the war coalition told r.t. that it is not in america's interests for iraq to provide its own security. i think the clear intention of the united states to leave iraq seems to me a indispensable precondition for iraq to. rebuild itself. united states forces are a powerful factor in iraq to politics and they are a kind of. central determining fact if you go back to two thousand and three the first head of the occupation administration in iraq he was only in there for
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a month general garner and he said look to the philippines at the beginning of the twentieth century said our forces were in the philippines for one hundred years. what he called a calling station he said our forces will be in iraq. will be our calling station in the middle east for years to come it's not that clear that it really wants. a real peace real trying quality which might exclude itself. you're with r t n still ahead in the program fuel of the future scientists claim being found a green alternative to uranium some of doubt is an effect of this. and the staying with the high tech and nano technology for the twenty first century is the hot topic for hundreds of companies gathered in moscow that's in our business news in fifteen minutes time. now feeding
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imaginary cows and growing nonexistent fruit are just some of what you taxpayers have to foot the bill for to detune of over a billion euros a year the european commission has found that fraudulent payments have doubled last year with gross irregularities and funds going to the poorest regions now for more on this we can go to a shot of her. europe a think tank concerned with improving the direction of the e.u. thank you very much for joining us now the european union to use is agriculture to conceal its funding by inventing non-existent forms now isn't it just better to admit defeat and give poor members money to prevent them from going bankrupt. i mean that's a very interesting question and i think there are many serious questions that the e.u. needs to ask it needs to face up to in terms of the budget now if you actually look a phenomenal amount of money is spent on on farming subsidies and it's a very very complex procedure and how those those funds are retained by the people
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by farmers in fact and they have improved over the past years but it's it's just not working because if you look at the substantial amount of money which is is going to for example cows that don't exist and going to various have it schemes going to people who should be applying for it i mean we really have to ask questions if this is the right way we should be spending our money now in terms of whether or not we should be supporting poor you can trees now i do think that is an absolute must for the e.u. we will continue to do that because the whole idea of sort of twenty seven member states is that we support the poor member states to to to you know grow and innovate and to grow their infrastructure so they can compete and develop and we can all develop together as a union so that that will continue but what we do need to look at is where the current in terrible sort of wasteful ways and whether there are clear cases of fraud and particularly what you're talking about is a report issued by the european commission which looked at fraud showing that it
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had substantially increased since last year now the serious questions to be asked and we must face up to this challenge. although we're talking about wasted money but now the e.u. countries are slashing benefits and jobs to save money and yet taxpayers have to support failing economies abroad now should they be doing that. of course i mean this is a massive issue for all of us at the moment if you know i'm here in london in the u.k. we've seen our government absolutely slash public spending and of course when we're in such sort of times of economic difficulties this is essential now what i am our prime minister did recently is sort of reiterated to the e.u. that the budget must follow the economic capacity of its member states and of course whether it is their team member states then the must follow and that is very important but like has said just before we do need to support the four member states but we need to do it in practical ways for example spending so much of the
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budget on subsidising farmers is not really the way to to make us grow them to make our economies more competitive we need to seriously look at our priorities we need to seriously invest in things which add value research like development or not which are frankly inefficient. you mentioned a lot of proposals there so if overhauling the e.u. which is what you propose fails should the concept of a european union be scrapped altogether oh no not at all what i mean the european union is is if is a fantastic idea and it does work in many ways very well and it has its problems and of course that's developing and this is why you know we particularly driving campaign for a for many people who are also part of this campaign and support the idea because of course you know we're in a massive economic problems and you see a clear divide between the eurozone countries and this countries outside euro zone countries particularly you know have an absolute commitment of solidarity with each
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other to get through it in the fact that they have a single currency and all of this in the mirrors and outside have a commitment for the future that we need to reform it's with the problems that we have to be able to to get to that future. all right thank you very much chad herbert from the open europe think tank. now the idea of eco friendly nuclear energy may have once seemed impossible but now scientists believe they've found the fuel of the future thore i'm is more than you bring in man could end our dependence on fossil fuels our diesel or explores why the metal has still to gain a foothold in the market. we all use energy but at what cost. energy security why many more wars are thought the oil's running out and there doesn't seem to be
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a viable alternative insights but unbeknown to most there's an energy source that it's clean green and abundant all over the globe story i'm so nuclear fuel and its supporters believe it will change the world conflicts that we see today based around energy could go away and that these energy sources that i'm talking about which don't emit carbon dioxide or or greenhouse gases and don't produce dangerous ways cool would enable us to have cleaner water cleaner air and less intrusion on our environment from energy production a ton of the silvery metal produces as much energy is two hundred tons of uranium three and a half million tons of coal. the amount of thorin that would take her vide all the power to run your entire life. is about the size of a marble that big a group working on story in the u.k. says it hasn't managed to get the british government on board so far so it's
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looking to cooperate with countries like russia for several years now a russian physicist has been proposing to build thorin power stations but i wanted his ideas haven't been taken up a lot of focus on renewables at the moment so maybe that's where they feel that there's more public support. but truly understood the potential of so. they would realize that it's a good investment research on thore and was largely halted in the middle of the last century after a year rainy unpowered reactor was designed. many believe also fell out of the spotlight because making a bomb out of it is thought to be almost impossible but today not all scientists are thore and converts foreign reactors don't really work every challenge and it's a whole new technology which has very problems in my opinion they would have
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problems in developing the process in which you split the fuel from the waste from the reactor they would have difficulties in actually storage in the fuel. to two thousand and seven cities from london to sydney have held our turning the lights off to save energy proponents say the worry of power became a reality we could turn the lights back on with confidence. through. the rooms a divisive thing some say it's a technology that's being tried tested and found lacking others say that because the light water reactor got there first the room was never given a proper chance but while it's cheap abundant and even a possibility the scientists here at the annual florian conference say give it a go it might even change the world you're at it. well check out our
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website for a lot more stories blogs and videos and here's a taste of what's online right now at r t dot com i thought the sticking for american students who are now over the government more than credit card debt hers and with no jobs around most have no way to pay. and moscow joined in with the best of them and welcoming and i do spooks and fun for more goblins vampires and witches had to call. well brazil has elected its first female president dilma rousseff to succeed her tremendously popular mentor lula da silva a rousseff who has never before held elected office is expected to continue her predecessors left leaning policies well for more on this we're joined by paul knoff author and expert on south america thank you for joining us now brazil is a very young and budding democracy with political stability be only
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a recent phenomenon do you think rousseff can preserve the progressive atmosphere established by her predecessor. well i think that that depends on how you define progressive i think that she's going to continue to consolidate the economic achievements that she's going to consolidate the institutions of political institutions and you know that's all for the better. was able to. increase or to decrease poverty twenty million people left the ranks already under the administration so i think that the rousseff would probably continue along those lines and in that sense. it would be progressive however i think that and i think probably in the realm of foreign policy brazil will seek to isolate other leftist regimes in south america
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and that's all for the for the better because those countries like venezuela and bolivia that border that brazil's border need space because they will come under a lot of pressure from on its state so i think that interest of aggressive foreign policy i think also. will continue from the legacy of the moon but i think in other respects i question what brazil wants to stand for and in the international arena because. we're still wants to. have diplomatic relations with the united states and with its fellow leftists. with fellow leftist leaders in latin america but i think that could do a lot more in challenging the united states for example in the andean region and in colombia but doesn't want to offend the united states so i think unfortunately
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there are limits to what rousseff will do and i think that ultimately brazil is a pragmatic country really doesn't. they want to rock the boat too much just wants to preserve and consolidate the economic stability of recent years there is the question ultimately of what this resilience stand for in the twenty first century you're raising a lot of issues there for brazil to face will deal more rousseff has never before held elected office do you think she really possesses the know how and experience to lead such a rapidly developing nation as brazil. well remains to be seen as you said she's a relative neophyte but she did have a hold cabinet level cabinet level level position at the energy minister. and she was served as chief of staff so i think that expectational is that she would continue the energy boom that we've seen in recent years and i have some
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mixed feelings about that because i think that the brazilian the latin american left needs to find a way out of this extractive industries which is kind of anachronistic way of. organizing politics it's rather. retrograde and it's and it's i think that rousseff has a very one nine hundred fifty s. vision of developmental ism and industrialization and i think that the region has changed and for example really the green party gotten one thousand percent of the vote in the first round of brazil's presidential vote and so though she was eliminated that is a huge signal that there is a rising green consciousness in brazil and elsewhere for example in colombia so i think that the south american left is in dire need of renovation ideological
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renovation and so to the extent that rousseff served as minister of energy that suggests that maybe she's not too prone to a knack for aggressive environmental reform and i think that poses a problem for example for upcoming climate change summit and it's not clear to me where brazil stands for example on the upcoming climate change summit in cannes koon mexico because brazil is off negotiating with china and india and south africa to the detriment of small i would nations be so. presided over this energy boom and so i have some concerns in that respect. thank you very much for your comments that was nicholas calls law author and expert on south american politics talking to us from new york. and now to some other international stories this hour the tip all led to five parcel bombs on cargo planes came from a repentant al qaeda member according to u.k. officials excellent taught them obey detainees. handed himself into saudi
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authorities two weeks ago the parcels were placed with cargo with one parcel seized in dubai and the other intercepted in britain u.s. officials have been a saudi bomb maker as the key suspect in the attempt to send the explosives from yemen to the u.s. . in vietnam severe flooding caused by heavy rains and strong winds has left at least six people dead and one missing one hundred thousand people have been forced to flee their homes and the weather has paralyzed traffic and destroyed houses while more heavy rain is expected in the next few days. a woman was wounded after a mail package exploded at a delivery company in greece two other packages found to be bombs were destroyed one of which was addressed to french president nicolas sarkozy two men were arrested over the attempted attacks which are thought to have been organized by
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a domestic terrorist group. well in a moment we'll check what russia has to offer in terms of innovation in our business bulletin and that's after a short break. hungry for the full story we've gone to. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers i'm. not sure where to be soon which brightened if you move the sun from funds to impression its. stance on t.v. don't come.
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hello and a very warm welcome to the business update hundreds of companies from all over the world are in moscow hoping to find out what russia has to offer in terms of nanotechnology an international forum is underway aiming to encourage more foreign investment in the sector all correspondent daniel bushell is up there were a tech forum forty. well this often has become a high of activity so it's venture funds in many cases for an american venture fund as well as russian meeting up with these startups these the high potential russian nano expose these are the companies that are hoping to bring in innovative products to the russian market and all into the world no one company playing a key role in the whole or innovation six is troika dialog russia's oldest private investment company delighted to be joined by its head on fresh air north of now tell us what will is trickle playing in the nano and quite sick sector at the
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moment. i think you're first of all the target i like is also and management company for venture funds and currently we are running through interest venture funds and one of them is together we use the worst nonna and business school school career stablished three years ago in moscow it's two billion rubles investment fund venture venture capital fund when nona has invested to one billion googles. about so t.v. media in the years dollars and. the same amount was invested by business school school caught up in this fund and the investment declaration is dedicated to the particular nun had to acknowledge you and i will be sure east to find. such interest in startups. our partner for for future
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portfolio companies and invest them. go through the pros use of growing this company and then to find the next it strategy for all this company as usual was known as one of the companies one of the nine hundred companies slated for privatization in the coming years how big a role will try to play in those privatizations it will be very special case. it's . my judgment. so-called state corporation which should go privately through some transactions probably it's the only one the rest should either state as a state corporation or should be liquidated so we means that the government sees private business potential for respond to exist as a. public incorporated company and its interest in it
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confirms that. it should be important more years for the government than they would like to to move it as a big step well established private private and public company and exclusive interview thing head over santa ana tony. a hint of balm for santa is most promising projects. we care for more than the new project. so enjoy it of them which is sucrose in the industry it's about ten of them which is very interesting it's about three or five of them which we changed the whole sector was. it more or there are three project. which machines of war. time sake look at the markets now and russia's two main stock exchanges closed with both key indices tying the r.t.s. game to point a to three percent breaking a six to eight hundred points threshold in the mice it's climbed point six to eight
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percent. and european stocks were little changed doesn't vest as waited to see whether the us federal reserve will announced sufficient asset purchases holding its meeting this week to a finalize the global economic recovery will drop to two point seven percent on the dax up to the carmakers chief executive officer said that claims for damages could get stopped from working with porcher. and u.s. stocks are giving up the bulk of the sessions early advise frank lowy five foundering bank sends you to it is stocks as trading took a cautious tone ahead of closely watched events midweek. nowruz hydro is for the front stime purchasing and overseas russia's biggest renewable energy companies buying fifty one percent of a new hydro plant being built in vietnam. worth up to one hundred fifty million dollars with the parties aiming to fine.

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