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this week's top stories here on our team believe in capitals been brought by nato heaviest airstrikes since the beginning of the military operation with dozens killed in the attacks and anger at foreign intervention growing on the ground. last year agrees to lift a ban on european vegetables if there are guarantees the are free from the deadly a call over tyria issuance came from the president of the head of joining russia e.u. talks. also the e.u. prepares a new rescue package for bankrupt priests which sparks massive protest against further cuts in the country and it just people in germany say it's time the debtors
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leave the eurozone. and as people here in moscow and nationwide celebrate russia day we look back twenty years to when the country stage that's first free presidential election. this is r t coming to you live from moscow marina josh the conflict in libya shows no sign of letting up rebels and government forces clashed in a western oil port city of zawiya some fifty kilometers from tripoli the libyan capital saw intensified nato airstrikes this week with the heaviest bombing since the foreign intervention began back in march cut off his government claims more than thirty people have been killed in the attacks some of them civilians it comes as the libyan leader's daughter filed
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a lawsuit against the french president nicolas sarkozy and nato for killing four members of her family in an april military strike the national spoke to some residents of tripoli caught up in the violence. saddam has been within a hair's breath of death the doctors have performed any a miracle and the young girl is back home with her family she took her mother's pills to kill herself. if someone wants to kill me and really do it myself. but who wants to kill the teenager summer's native city tripoli has been under constant bombardment by nato forces for three months day and night warms have been falling on the city with a population of around a million no one can ever say when or where the next one would land. this week in the most intensive air radio there have been sixty major air strikes in just ten hours attacks against civilians must stop gadhafi must go and the libyan
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people deserve to determine their own future nato has frequently claimed success in the military operations supposed to protect civilians but the libyan government has repeatedly protested the innocent civilians have been among the dad the claims have not been independently verified but one thing is clear since march nineteenth the life wouldn't really be ans has changed forever son was mother will never forget the day when her daughter preferred death to his new life my girl told me before that she saw death as a good thing and i entered her room that day she was lying on the floor there was smoke everywhere could hardly see what happened but i realized immediately was something terrible this is not fair they told us they want a no fly zone they never sat they were going to almost it promised to protect us but instead they scare us talking about who they are. is more precise
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and the world no longer needs nato the second world war ended long ago and we try to live our lives from all new storage wars and always into the other countries problems we're tired of war our patience is running out let us just live our life nato has just prolonged its operation and leave it to september means people here face months more terror from the skies well as nato is supposed to targets gadhafi his military arsenal actually landed here in this district it didn't destroy the colonel's compound but it's almost damaged the lives of one family as you can see the building has quickly been repaired now the question is whether the people who ever recover. tripoli. this week a russian envoy began his mission in libya in the latest attempt to bring both sides of the conflict to the negotiating table we have not gallup who visited benghazi for talks with the opposition says the coalition bombing campaign will not help resolve the turmoil we seriously think that strikes and never sold political
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problems and we said it here very clearly as long as the bloodshed continues but the longer it continues the more difficult it will be to build a national reconciliation process off to the civil war so we are very much in favor of building political bridges so to speak and we are ready to help on thursday we be unravels were promised at least one billion dollars in assistance donner's including the u.s. britain france as well as arab states writer and filmmaker patrick cannington believes this move won't help broker peace and a war torn country i don't see how funding the rebels or arming the rebels is going to decrease civilian casualties in fact what we've seen is the opposite but anyone's guesstimate up to one thousand civilians have already died under nato airstrikes thousands of sorties that already been flown and thousands of cruise
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missiles have been fired there is going to be a lot of collateral damage obviously the western countries and the allied forces have not learned their lessons from iraq and afghanistan they're actively funding arming providing logistical support on the ground troops on the ground already and military advisers from the u.k. from france from italy and also cynthia mckinney congressman from from the u.s. reported that the israelis also have military advisers in benghazi so it's a total circus a nation building circus. this week saw continuing clashes between protesters and government forces in syria as a country faced double pressure from the west britain and france have approached the un security council with a draft resolution and canst syria both china and russia have said they won't back it in addition be international nuclear watchdog has raised questions over whether an installation destroyed four years ago by israeli warplanes was
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a nuclear site syria insists it was a peaceful facility but the atomic agency demands more evidence and threatens sanctions somehow of the are from the arab lawyers association told r.t. that washington and its allies are using the allegations as a tool to remove the current rulers in syria. now that the syrian regime is under fire this. trial has to be opened so that the international community the u.s. gets the u.n. and the way to accuse syria of violating international law so they can take the matter to this community council so that we can have more pressures yet again and the abuse of the international institutions for political objectives whether it's that i. do cancel this is what the u.s. is doing this is a building which has been in the a good time a number of times but there are other. plans with this it is out doing they told
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them a number of times though this is a military installation and this is nothing to do with a nuclear energy or power or a reactor the i.a.e.a. saying since you are not telling us what else you're going to use it therefore it must be a nuclear facility and that's why we're going to take the matter to the security council so that on the program this our money for nothing. the worst trouble. we ask what strings are attached to the three billion die. alone the i.m.f. is giving to egypt. the russian woman who took drastic measure stick to give her late son's legacy that's ten minutes away here on r t. russia is ready to put european vegetables back on supermarket shelves as soon as the e.u. guarantees the products is free from the deadly e.
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coli bacteria the move was just one of the outcomes of this week's russia e.u. talks. computer we are ready to live on european vegetables after we are provided with sufficient guarantees by the e.u. and that much of an eruption and the european health officials are fully realizing this it's in think if it proves it's a fancy of the supply products this is a good result. apart from vegetables the leaders also discussed russia's accession to the world trade organization and was e.u. commission chief was a mild browser saying it's possible by the end of this year he also agreed that levy and leader colonel gadhafi has lost his legitimacy and should go this comes after a major g eight summit in france were russia agree to step in with cease fire mediation efforts in the north african country. the european union and the international monetary fund are preparing
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a second rescue package for greece which according to some estimates may total as much as one hundred twenty billion euros just one year after the previous rescue package the new bailout comes with conditions calling for the greek government to implement even more cuts tens of thousands taking to the streets of athens in protest against yet another round of austerity measures but there's also more in germany where people are tired of your homes and paying for reckless neighbors as artie's on their own ports but. the euro's did long leave germany says top lawyer marcus kerber he's the german government still. playing crop neighbors you cannot say thank you. to all the country you have to get rid of groups greece is no longer with the candidate. of the euro. the nations labeled in the region as the pigs of europe
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portugal ireland greece spain most true blue currency now before they drag down all the members wards although last year raised the pension age to sixty five and could early retirement other countries believe that greek workers work less. will bail you out a second time says chancellor merkel but if you want cash in future you must work longer the statements caused greece but they're not happy in the e.u.'s cash capital frankfurt either believing the greeks have had it too easy because if we are going to sixty seven it's not possible to get clear why other people should go with sixty. which are certainly not responsible for that they're simply deficits running portugal greece in the pic states raise the age when when the greek people retire. story all the people well we have to work along as well
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germans a boiling point anger which could spill out onto the streets the powerful greens and else merkel's government claiming it hid facts about bailouts from the public people in germany i ask you we have to pay it is so we have to give answers and the answers we don't get from our government even the ruling party's revolting close pizza will she's fighting all rescues since he argues leaving the eurozone is in the interests of the struggling countries take chance to say ok we'll get out. of our problems we have our restructured. money for high interest rate with some of the money. and. qualify for the maybe after ten fifteen years greece protests the euro's a straight jacket which blocks traditional ways to boost your economy like
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devaluing the currency or adjusting interest rates even greece's european commissioner says that the country's membership of the common currency is a risk on this athens takes the painful cost cutting medicine prescribed by the e.u. and the i.m.f. greeks now agree with germans who save a bit out of control the question is will weak states quit the euro and reorganize or stay and bring the single cause it down with a new bushel r.t. in. creation of the euro was a mistake and the currencies heading for imminent collapse that's what french nationalist leader marine le pen says and here's a preview of what's to come in just under twenty minutes time. but the bosses gave a years data to think it is just waiting to be signed or reluctance means that they have built the currency wrong they have told us of the difference a year zero will bring growth employment rates of purchasing power really blowing
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us to counterbalance the power of the dollar and the story of the euro zone is the weakest in the world and debating our design is bankrupt well that six the year is going to die mark. the i.m.f. has agreed to lend egypt three billion dollars just four months after praising the else of a bargain tator ship for its economic achievements but there are fears some i could end up in the pockets of the rich in a country where many people live in just two dollars a day artist costlier has been following the story. as if the international monetary fund doesn't have enough on its plate it's agreed to loan three billion dollars to cairo and move critics say is absurd this is a bribe that was trying to give to the regime lest the new one. turns against the west but climbers insisting the money will help stabilize the country's finances especially now with mubarak on and the country going through
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a transitional period but observers say it's the same spend with only slightly different marketing these greens are being made with traditional transitional government and these transitional governments have. become a primarily because of the old regime they composed primarily because from your regime for example samir radwan the finance minister in egypt has been negotiating this loan was and barack obama's promise in cairo a billion dollars more in loan guarantees and on top of that another billion in debt cancellation our french president nicolas sarkozy has committed the g eight to providing up to ten billion dollars in direct aid it's a commitment to the west says it's making to help egypt get back on my feet the united states and the west are trying to reduce the damage caused by revolutions v our. considerable financial
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contributions. economy and the perfect ways through the i.m.f. which is heavily influenced by the united states for. many many years the i.m.f. has been considered as an orm of american foreign economic policies this. is unstable or. would could be considered is a waste of money on something that is very shaky what's more it comes with particular strings attached. and that the deal could in fact spell trouble for the leaders of egypt a free if they exist. anymore. the worst trouble. a country. this is the western big is really story corp regime. country what most egyptians fear is that the money will get used up long
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before it reaches the pockets believing it's likely to be only a small elite as well as international banks who benefit from the loans the last time the i.m.f. injected a large amount of money into egypt was twenty years ago but since then the number of egyptians living below just two dollars a day doubled in february this year the i.m.f. praised the mubarak regime as the sound of fiscal management in egypt as far as libya went it for the outlook for the economy remains stable but just days later mubarak was ousted and tripoli was engulfed in anti gadhafi demonstrations so it's no surprise of many say this or the i am it rates the country the closer the country is to having a revolution highlighting just how wrong the organization can be policy r.t. to level and while egyptians fear the i.m.f. loan mainlander the parts of the rich are to investigates how funds go astray next hour we take
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a look at how the world's dictators illegally boost their bank accounts. while kings go. their people suffer. some take advantage of power but was given to the. secrets of big dirty money. on r.g.p. . there's nothing more natural than a grandmother's love but for one russian woman her attempts to keep the memory of her late son a wife have landed her in a legal and moral dispute artistic son boyko explains. it was only at fifty seven that lamar understood the true meaning of having her hands full and accomplished scientist a wife of three decades and also a devoted mother now of these roles kept her as busy as she is now her tragedy she became
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a grandmother only after she'd lost everything else. you know the death of my son created a hole in my life that i will never close but the birth of my grandchildren certainly provide some solace is god's gift to me the mars son died of cancer three years ago but before his first chemotherapy session doctors conserved his sperm with the help of surrogate mothers two sets of twins were brought into the world. the march has meant laughter his scientific career was put on hold yet lamar's says they're all trifles compared to do bereavement brought about by her son's death. and flow of which is fed by grief but it's love nonetheless three years ago i couldn't imagine myself even smiling let alone laughing or singing songs of the little ones pulled me out of this abyss of despair. but her large family support lamar's says
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she has no financial or parental concerns about raising her grandchildren her main problem now is the reluctance of the russian state to recognize her as the marker of these children and her deceased son as their father. amar has taken the issue to court with a ruling expected and once they hear laura believes the law is in their side. according to russian law there are no limits on who can become a hearing through the use of surrogate mother who of course cases like this one are still very unusual in russia that's why some restriction officers or court officials me be confused and refuse to register children of the law is definitely in our favor. the mar is the third woman in russia who used the sperm of her deceased santa continued the family's lineage yet whether it is due to her age or the sheer number of children involved her story a good many russians questioning the aphex of this kind of parenting.
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exercises employ a mechanic so intimately to this very ambiguous situation we can really tell the difference between a son and a grandson there are so many orphans in russia so she wanted to be a mother she could have easily realized her maternal instincts i think ultimately it's a very selfish drive to pass your genes no matter what the plumber couldn't care less about societal attitudes too much suffering for the loss of your only son persuaded her that there is no such thing as too many grandchildren russian law has no age cap people are willing to adopt children the only cavite is that a potential parent could be at least sixteen years older than the child in law muskies this age difference is almost sixty years it doesn't sit easily in a country where most people become parents before they turn theory their raising even two kids in more than a handful it's not going to artsy moscow. a trio of space explorers have begun
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their journey to the stars the russian american and japanese crewmembers glass that are in the early hours of wednesday for a five month stay on the international space station they'll carry out over forty experiments including work on new cancer treatments and a chance to grow food in space are these lanes of france witness the spectacular launch and castle stamp. the three men have been together for nearly two years proper preparing for this trip and it's traveled all over the world preparing in different models of soyuz and getting ready for what is really this this final push into space and what they say feels almost a little bit like home as cramped is it maybe the soil u.s. is is something they've practiced in for so long now that it feels a little bit light cold and the three men say they will be taking very special items into space with them i'll be a very few items pictures of loved ones and so on to also be able to talk with
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their families every day that we've talked to the back up team they're very excited to watch this they say that it's something it's an amazing emotional thing to watch let's check it out. loud what it's like the first just shook tremendously you can really sense the power in that as it as it took off and what an experience that was so now there you have it three men on their way into the heavens in what is now the world's only highway to the stars the baikonur cosmodrome. our friends to witnessing the launch there for us well time now to take a look at what else is making headlines in the world and al qaida top african militant has been shot dead in somalia with the killing reportedly confirmed by d.n.a. tests fossil of dol mohamed was the most wanted man
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a continent with five million dollars bounty on his head is blamed for the nine hundred ninety eight bombings of american embassies in kenya and tanzania were over two hundred people died in the blast. voters across turkey are heading to the polls for parliamentary elections on sunday two parties are battling for power with current prime minister tayyip erdogan running against the secular republican people's party a victory for our dance party would mean a third consecutive five year term empower. our russia celebrates a holiday twenty one years ago to the day russia declared independence from the soviet union beginning its break up just one year later the country voted in the first free presidential election in its history. that has more on russia day. june twelve nineteen ninety one millions voted to make boris yeltsin russia's first
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president a watershed moment in the country's history. this was the first free election ever in russia the day after we left behind a totalitarian state and had a new job of building a democratic society that respected the rights of its people by the time the election took place the soviet union had less than a year to live but no one knew how it would disintegrate its fifteen republics began to declare sovereignty one by one while staying a part of the u.s.s.r. provoking unrest and even armed conflict and moscow two leaders also competed against each other michelle god which i was the head of the soviet union chosen by communists functionary for a c.l. son was in charge of a new sovereign russia and promised reform but calling for an open election yeltsin challenged the authority of the communist party over russia. with this victory in the election yeltsin through the you could stand up to the communists establishment
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in an open and public manner he did not cut back room deals or try and protest with his victory ensured that the soviet union could break up without armed conflict. unlike former soviet leaders yeltsin campaign like a democratic politician meeting their electorate and delivering stump speeches at factories and town squares. his rallies attracted hundreds of thousands well be election night came we were hopeful would win but we still weren't sure after all it was the communist party that counted the votes but soon enough the results became clear boris yeltsin defeated the communists candidate handily with more than half of the votes. when he led the resistance the hard learn a coup later that summer his popularity peaked but over the next decade the support fields and among russians. when the old as the country went through difficult reforms surveys showed that as the anniversary of the election approached to
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remember and even fewer care things i don't have any emotions about it i did vote for yeltsin man but i am far less political now. from voted but i can tell you these are all just politicians games that have nothing to do with me. it's not surprising that those who lived through the difficult times did not want to celebrate this occasion but hopefully the next generation will truly appreciate the historic significance of this moment and of yeltsin as of no first president himself remains unappreciated with only one in five saying they have a positive attitude towards him many outside of russia even today is not perfect and some inside the country so today still yearn for the soviet union but one thing is very hard to argue against as a result of these changes twenty years ago russians are wealthier more personal and political freedoms. moscow now brings up today here on our t.v.
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