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dot com. am. russian businessman victor boat is being flown to the us were he is wanted for alleged arms trafficking this comes after taiwan approved he's extradition. fighting against time the u.s. congress tries to approve the arms reduction treaty between moscow and washington before a new members are sworn in and may have a different agenda. human rights activists demand transparency new as a tantrum practices in afghanistan to ensure washington is cleaned up and out following claims of detainee torture and abuse. and brought on mass murder that shocked russia the world he's arrested gang leader following the slaughter of twelve people in the southern region across the dar we are at the scene.
and eleven am the russian capital you watching r t. welcome to the program first off the alleged russian arms trafficker viktor board has left thailand after being handed over to u.s. authorities it follows the thai government's decision to approve his extradition washington accuses the businessman of a number of crimes including trying to sell weapons to rubbles in colombia. and will bring of course more on this case as we get it in the meantime let's take a look at other stories that we're following for here in our top u.s. officials have urged the outgoing senator ratify the latest nuclear cuts treaty with russia before the end of the year they say america's national security depends on prompt ratification but as artie's guy an edge to account reports many
republicans are banned on scrapping the deal. obviously this is going to be a last minute push to get this landmark deal passed through the senate before you newly elected officials step into office in january there is a very tense partisan game going on here in washington and the a lot of observers say that for many on capitol hill the fight is not about the content of the treaty but rather about scoring political points and the point scoring is expected to intensify after republicans gain a considerably bigger influence in the senate in january compared to what they have now the republican senate minority leader has already said their priority will be to have obama voted out of office in two thousand and twelve so basically to make sure that the president fails on his major initiatives so the obama administration is very eager to get the treaty passed on this so-called lame duck session in order to avoid a bumpy ride after january when obama's arguably major foreign policy achievement
could well be on the line of the u.s. it proves that and hillary clinton and defense secretary robert gates have just published an urge for the senate to hurry up with a ratification saying the u.s. national security depends on it the prospects of the treaty to be ratified by this look promising the treaty was earlier approved by the senate foreign relations committee there had been a long buildup to wait over many months of hearings america's key military officials had been unanimously testifying in support for the treaty leading security experts in the country were saying it's only common sense to have a new arms reduction deal in place actually among those who testified in support for the treaty there were more republicans than democrats so it's wrong to think republicans are all against it some very influential republican senators like richard little guard have strongly advocated for the treaty to be passed they've been they've been calling for their party members to put partisan games aside to to put their overwhelming desire to undermine obama and do what they believe is right
for their country and so maybe on many cut capitol hill observers the whole thing. bate it really comes down to this question will some republican senators sacrifice a landmark historic deal just with the sake of denying obama this feather in his foreign policy cap and what's at stake the treaty will cut nuclear arsenals of both russia and the u.s. by a third it's meant to increase the level of trust between the two nuclear superpowers it's meant to show an example of nonproliferation to other countries and is expected to pave the way for us russian cooperation in other areas as well and many believe what's on the line now is the well advertised reset and not ratifying the treaty could well put the leaders other cooperation plans on. that you can reporting there right now let's return to our developing story victor blitz extradition to the united states to discuss this further we're going to go to jack barton journalist joining us from bangkok there jeff thanks for being here
with us on the program first off though. the decision was made earlier today and it is now laught thailand as we know why is this rush. well the decision comes off to months of intense political pressure from both washington and moscow but thailand has had a longstanding close relations with the u.s. ever since the vietnam war and it seems in this instance the u.s. is. it's taken many people by surprise reportedly russian diplomats in bangkok were not even informed that the extradition had been cleared i think they wanted to get this through quickly to avoid any legal challenges any time i don't tie special forces were taking no chances this morning there were fifty special agents on hand including police snipers who was soon as the thai cabinet decision was rushed through took mr boat to the airport handed him over to u.s.
drug enforcement agents who bundled him onto a u.s. government plane and at one thirty bangkok time he was on the air india on route to the united states so what can we expect to happen next in this case. well. mr boots wife is and his lawyers have complained that getting a fair trial in the united states is going to be highly unlikely the charges in the u.s. terrorism charges related to allegations of arms trafficking to fog guerrillas in colombia but his lawyers say that there's very little substantial evidence to really indicate him in this and what experts and his lawyer is really saying is that they want access to mr berry especially the intelligence experts here believe or at least the u.s. believes that mr boot has extensive knowledge on russia's military and intelligence operations they want him in custody so they can find out all what he knows about these operations rajan bharti thanks very much indeed for bringing us the latest
from bangkok. u.s. and afghan officials are trying to downplay a potential fall between the two countries this comes after president hamid karzai slammed washington's war tactics in afghanistan karzai to me out of the u.s. led coalition to reduce its military operations in the country he also called for an and to night raids against suspected taliban commanders which often result in civilian casualties but the u.s. state secretary hillary clinton says the surgical strikes are key to winning the war the exchange of statements comes just days before crucial nato summit was the alliance expected to set a deadline for ending combat operations in afghanistan in two thousand and fourteen but as our reports america's rules of engagement are the only thing troubling the afghan president. thirty eight billion dollars have been poured into afghanistan by the u.s. since the two thousand and one invasion to bolster security and economic development
a significant chunk of that money humanitarian aid to provide food build health clinics schools and one of the poorest countries in the world all part of the u.s. effort to win over hearts and minds and to convince afghans to reject the taliban and al qaeda drop off some humanitarian aid supplies as much as we can and give the people the knowing that we are out here we are the good guys but there is a dark cloud looming over the battle for hearts and minds it's known as america's black hole in afghanistan a secretive place journalists and human rights activists still depict as a liability to america's so-called war on terror former detainees have described bob graham detention facility as the scene of heinous crimes a place into which people simply disappeared without a trace to detainees were tortured to death by u.s. forces in two thousand and two while the scandal exposed the use of torture and. to
obtain information from detainees today bob graham rename part one detention facility rarely makes the news blog rob is still very much a black hole it's a prison facility that is operating that we don't have very much information about as i indicated there are about six hundred or so detainees that are there many of them captured outside of afghanistan although a list of names that were released last year a federal court recently denied access to any other information pertaining to those detainees. global outrage and condemnation over detainee abuse is america's new tory is kuantan obey prison forced the u.s. to change its practices there but those languishing within the walls of bug room were less lucky the detention facility at guantanamo is that was the most transparent or time to sort in history bob graham detention facility and
afghanistan today have the same standards for litigation process is in a wartime theater it's an act of war zone it would be and present to have such access the original buggering detention facility may have been renamed relocated but it will take more than a fresh coat of paint to ease the fear afghans associate with the prison reports of a prison with an imprisoned persist with afghan president hamid karzai recently demanding greater afghan insight into the prisons affairs and greater legal recourse for its detainees which is why human rights advocates insist the billions of dollars sent to afghanistan does little to buffer and sign an image of america has already been tarnished by places like bob graham and out of the. human rights policies seem hypocritical and inconsistent and i think it's a problem for mccallum and mixing humanitarian aid with contentious u.s. policies and nontransparent detention practices relay
a different reality on the ground for the people of afghanistan hypocrisy is basically what it is jan hoffa's r.t. washington d.c. . now six months after a two hundred million gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico the u.s. claims its waters are good for fishing but an american oil industry insider bob calvert told r.t. we've yet to see the worst consequences of the environmental disaster. the problem is that the vast majority of the oil never came to the surface it's in the oceans still today in cold water three thousand four thousand feet deep there could be vast plumes of oil that we can't see this destroying the food chain how come nobody is talking about this you know it's tragic the u.s. government and b.p. both wanted this story off the television.
i stay with you for more thoughts on why the u.s. government is keeping this story out of the public eye for injury with cameras coming your way next hour. now russian police have arrested a man that they believe responsible for the brutal slaying of two families in the country south the twelve killings which included four children shocked the nation five other suspects who are all members of a criminal gang are currently being held artisan as well as give reports. grieving relatives detective still working on the scene and candles in the wind this quiet rule neighborhood was the scene of a gruesome murder of two families just days ago the number of victims children among them as well as the way they were killed with knives and razors terrified many in the village of. russia for victims of buried here at the small symmetry everyone who knew these people is in deep shock victor used to work for them at the family they were farmers his says real hard workers this is the head of the family
surrogate his wife and daughter in law with a little daughter and mira i just calm believe it happened and i don't know who could do something like this. the bodies of the twelve were found in this house investigators believe the killers entered through the back door literally slaughtering everyone who got in their way the owners and their guests who were there to celebrate national unity day together with their met office the hitmen tried to cover the tracks by burning the house down but the flames went out this man was the first to arrive on the scene but no one was alive by that time. i entered the house and i saw three bodies in the bad another person was lying on the floor there was a gas canister in the hallway. six men have already been arrested in connection with the murder two of them are believed to be influential crime boss as we detain
the leader of the criminal group suspected of all the noise in the murders of twelve people november fifth as well as being an active member of this group is also suspected of being involved in this mass murder we are conducting an investigation and gathering further evidence. investigators say the case resembles the gruesome murders of the nine hundred ninety s. when record tears used scare tactics to threaten and. maybe also tend to think that this was a contract killing that didn't go according to plan and well said if i was at tivoli refusing to local crime boss says may have been the target his family and friends just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time this shocked community wants justice life behind bars but those responsible of a truly horrific crime. r t across the region. and so i had here in our movie based on
a real advance for some but fiction for others or to release a thriller that it says is based on real events the whole thing is a farce find out all the details in just a couple of moments. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world and four story building has collapsed killing at least six people in india's capital new delhi and more than eighty others were injured it stopped them and soon seasons drenching rains weekend the building's foundations emergency crews are working to free dozens still trapped under the rubble. pakistani officials say u.s. missile strike has killed at least fifteen people in north waziristan near the afghan border four missiles were fired hitting. house and a vehicle pakistani intelligence sources say the dead are militants and the region is a hot bath for insurgents and has attracted a series of u.s. drone attacks in recent months. violence and fear continue to spread in haiti response to the caller outbreak which has now claimed almost
a thousand lives the country's second largest city has been barricaded by protesters peacekeepers from nepal for the growing epidemic they demand the soldiers leave the country immediately and there's been no scientific conclusion over the origin of the outbreak but some experts believe the disease was life we imported. police in china have detained for well there's over a fire at an apartment walk in shanghai that claimed fifty three lives reports say the unlicensed builders may have accidentally started the blaze inferno ripped through the building on monday injuring dozens and forcing matty to climb down scalpel to scape a twenty eight story tower was undergoing renovation. and getting preliminary results show opposition leader alpha condé has won a tight presidential run off in the first free vote in more than forty years con again fifty two and a half percent of votes in the second round against former prime minister and the
result was announced hours after the porters clashed with police in get his capital the former premier pulled out of the vote counting process on sunday citing fraud the election commission has rejected his claims but said he is welcome to appeal to the supreme court. now georgia has released a film about a recently detained alleged russian spy network the kremlin has blasted police as accusations calling them a political farce and as i. found out the georgian story seems to be falling apart at the seams. the hammer and sickle. she was warm and. only beautiful girl is missing in this movie georgians have used classic. types to put zest into the spine relax it's georgian state t.v. version of the rest of fifteen people accused of being russian spies in reality the only evidence releases given to realities is the current confession of one of those
arrested a super agent who actually turned out to be georgian spine. i personally enrolled him he was my agent from ninety two to ninety four after the rose revolution he was recruited to work for george intelligence also his brother runs the security service of the whole republican majority and my cert it officially this man is a georgian agent. but the stories certainly doesn't and there are especially for roussillon t.v. spies stories don't usually interest him yet this one caught his eye one of the suspects appeared to be his father. in may this year my dad went to georgia to visit relatives on the border it was a story we interrogated on where he was going to stay they photographed him and took away sweets he was bringing for his nephews two days later he was arrested he
never contacted us afterwards we found out about his arrest by chance and were shocked. six months ago the sixty three year old was detained for crossing the border allegedly with a fake id and trying to sell count a few dollars lending he would eighteen years in jail it is only now the screen leak of his being accused of spying for russia but his family says as beyond his beyond the ailing pensioners ability. did you father use computer internet you know he barely used a cell phone on the shore to push just to bertram's degree on the road won his grandson help him read messages she couldn't even see. yes. go. sue who sent the text messages to the other suspects when you respond georgia police say he did just before he was arrested at what they say was nine pm but here is family insist he was arrested an hour earlier and would have had his phone taken
away from you here is just one of the obvious blunders of the spy thriller jugend authorities claim that russian citizens screwing nick of the georgian border with a fake passport on a fake identity they also say they never set eyes on his real pos board and haven't seized it meanwhile here is the photo from that id with a stamp question where did they get it from. fighting their corner is as so s. russia which says it's the first time they've dealt with such a gross violation of human rights. if this is a sanctioned provocation a political action it's going to discredit russia before the upcoming russian nato summit and the o.s.c. amazing circus really wants to attract attention to him and his super secret
services but we want to tell him you can't treat old men just like this they're innocent you can't jail them just because they're russians. relatives are now appealing against the charges and hope that their high level low being of nato and o.s.c. countries will get them justice it's the democrats who are t.v. . ehlers flame war waiting to be discovered on our website our team dot com feel free to log on at any time for stories videos opinions and more here's a quick taste of what's online right now. the russian journalist has recovered from a close call with death but his attackers are still at large catch up with the latest on the investigation into on their cautions assault. plus russia is looking to build its own bullet train system and is now attracting speedy partners for the project all the details and plenty more stories on our dot com.
today here in our time now for some business news with stephanie way. hello and welcome to the business bulletin russia's state owned gas monopoly gazprom has dramatically reduced investment in the stockmen field in the barents sea this year the budget dropped from the pad two billion dollars to less than two hundred million as development was put on hold due to falling demand for gas the company says the funds have been redirected to the largest gas field on the your mouth peninsula in northern russia and a final decision on whether to continue developing stopped when it will be taken next spring. russia central bank has doubled its forecast for the country's capital outflow it expects twenty two billion dollars will leave russia in two thousand and
ten to have a cross you look at why the money is taking flight. capital is still flowing out of russia although it is significantly slower rate than in the crisis year of two thousand and eight one hundred thirty billion dollars flooded out poor v.c.r. only a couple of call we'll be close to fifty billion dollars. actually the situation deteriorated significantly in the second call could be zero actually. economic growth in december we think that board budgetary policies are becoming too generous i would say. for next year forthcoming for years so we will have significant for a budget deficit so people they are looking for more interesting places in the world and brings the structural russia's central bank estimates that during the first three quarters of this year sixteen billion dollars left the country that's a quarter of the amount compared to the same period last year but analysts warn the impression there's been a dramatic improvement may be misleading fortunately i would say that this
improvement. in the general balance of capital inflows not necessarily that's not necessarily imply that but people actually starting to invest more in russia they're just much more willing to lend to russia india. explain the trend is mostly by boring programs and these are quite substantial the next year russian government is planning to board up to well over fifty billion dollars and ruble equivalent of domestic markets. and rethink that such a big boring program is likely to draw critically high scale of capital inflows into russia so there is more money but not the right kind of money investors are keenly aware of risk and russia is about to enter a major election cycle starting with parliamentary elections next year and concluding with presidential elections in two thousand and twelve it's a timeline that's likely to dominate investor sentiment and therefore capital flow
to business archie moscow. and russia's central bank has announced it will accept gold from banks and the so welcome to the session as it gives new opportunities to raise cash but even prices have almost doubled in two years and demand is still high in october this year investment in precious metals by russian banks supposed to one billion dollars. and now it's time to have a quick look at how the equity markets are performing asian stocks are low on tuesday bounce off to wall street slumped on inflation worries but i exporters have some support on the nikkei as shares rose on a weak a yen and in hong kong the hang seng is now trading at one point three percent lower investor concerns over high interest rates are putting a sell off in metals of property shares and all to make of. the russian markets are on the slide here in moscow with both indices shedding more than one percent banks and energy majors away spare bank is down one percent on the r.t.s.
after a one and a quarter on the my six this hour. there is nickel on the russian government ought to invest three point four billion dollars in mining copper and gold deposits in the country's trans by coal region the stable for. building the grow way while the company will develop the deposits and new plants are scheduled to be launched in two thousand and fifteen and will compensate for the low output of the other unit of the company. the owner of chelsea football club russian billionaire roman abramovich has joined in this of the top twenty most influential foreigners in london the list also includes the emmet of qatar the founder of wiki leaks website the ranking has been compiled by the evening standard newspaper owned by another russian tycoon alexander left that. i'm not so the business news for now but i'll be back with more a few next hour of course you can always find the stories if you go on to a website. called business.