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the. expedition to the bottom of the earth on our. top stories from our team a two admits of launch spear strike that killed nine civilians in a tripoli suburb while british taxpayers wary of reckless spending or how did the bill for three months of bloody stalemate. you can't get a greater good brianna members of the international nuclear watchdog gather to look at ways to avoid another fukushima crisis while people there so they don't feel safe even kilometers away from the experience of. europe finance ministers disposal a decision on a fresh bailout for greece they say more austerity is needed in the country already shaken by violent protests against banning parts is to be say.
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led here monday evening here in moscow welcome if you just joined us this is our table names kevin owen and first tonight nato has admitted its forces killed up to nine civilians in a bungled airstrike on a poor neighborhood in tripoli anger over the incident among libyans was heightened when the country's health ministry announced that intervention and left more than eight hundred civilians dead so far. reports now from the capital tripoli you may find some images coming up in a report disturbing to see mohammed that harry's extended family used to be one of the biggest in the neighborhood and native born mean killed five of them his father one of his brothers his sister and her own family mohammed shows us the picture of little jamal. just days before he pulled her dead body from on the
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debris. i woke up when i heard an explosion and stones a piece of the roof fell on me i ran immediately see how my family is and many were dead my mother died another brother is in a coma and we don't know when or if he will recover but how does that not reach they've been living in the sushi my district in tripoli it's home to many our aging compete for those from one family this is just a regular city quarter quite densely populated built up area this is what used to be there had his house. three story buildings are reduced in ruins in just moments after being hit in a missile strike or marble hammers brother who survived says they will never forgive or forget about nato has done to them destroying their lives and homes that they should take responsibility for their wrongdoing and nato has responded with an apology. intended target during our air strike in tripoli was a military missile. however from our initial assessment of the facts it appears the
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one weapon did not strike the intended target shooter weapons systems failure although officials in tripoli claim more than eight hundred civilians have died in nato raids there nine people they say were killed in sunday's bombardment of the city have become the first civilian casualties officially acknowledged by the alliance only on saturday nato has also admitted another mistake in a strike this time on rebel forces neither live in oil port of brag or the number of casualties not disclosed we hold the nato who hold mr cameron mr sarkozy as the. biggest corney mr obama here in the town here getting this possible who did this all these innocent children innocent was a hero and his fathers and mothers you cannot justify this attack the enemy was. sunday's fatal error hickories in with rising concerns with
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a nato operation in northern africa only eight out of its twenty eight members have joined the mission to protect civilians in libya which raises the question how many would support one to kill them and ration optional r t tripoli with civilian casualties in libya and syria no end in sight those paying for the intervention might be stumping up more of a bargain for yukos announce that it's taxpayers might see one point six billion dollars of their hard earned cash the vertebra from the intervention i was at is where i'm at reports now there's little patience left about an already dissolution of. they're already calling it the billion pound war it's calculated that if the war in libya goes on for six months it will cost the british taxpayer one point six billion dollars but that initial humanitarian mission is now get rid of gadhafi operation and that could take
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a lot longer assuming that their goal is to. our emergency this is not going to end . this could potentially drag on for months more. extended the operation by another three months that's unlikely to be popular with the british public that's watching government spending like a hawk already theorists seeing services and jobs slashed even so downing street swalwell it is open and it's taking the lead in libya data gathered by britain's guardian newspaper from defense ministries and news reports shows that britain has flown twenty five percent of all sources in libya second only to the u.s. by the second week of may six thousand strike missions have been ordered daniel renwick says the u.k.'s likely to have weighed up the cost but with a warm wind blowing westwards from libyan rebels and use movements britain reckons a billion pounds is a pretty good investment it's about having control of north african resources
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particularly there. will. be made for the transitional council that seems to be very clear some bombs cost up to one and a half million dollars each and with the u.k. cutting defense spending analysts say they may not be replaced and when you're dealing with such big numbers small things make a big difference the euro for the typhoon cost maybe ninety thousand pounds per hour to fly so small changes in the number of hours you estimate produce big changes a cost estimate three operant. wars are always expensive but the costs back home. could prove harder to afford next in line to strike a million public sector workers who are being asked to work more and get less destruction to services could run in two weeks the commitment to continue in libya for however low suggests a blank check at a time when there is little in the kitty the deployment of apache helicopters
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doesn't appear to have given way to the tactical advantage it hoped for and every time a plane takes to the sky or drop support the costs for britain and its beleaguered european neighbors create higher and higher lower and it starts the. repeat of the libyan scenario in syria would be unacceptable and everything must be done to prevent it that's the view of russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov. and we will do everything it can to prevent the libyan scenario happening in syria what you do with the international community we urge bush it serves to put the reforms into practice as soon as possible and to call on the opposition not to ignore suggestions to discuss these reforms but to start negotiating them. those comments came as syria's president bashar assad addressed the variation with his third major speech sense of respect and in a country of mid march it assad promised liberal reforms but he declined to go into
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detail and that was something was picked up by the opposition the president stuck to his stance the foreign influence was behind the uprising and that no change was possible until the violence died down experts say the speech could become a turning point if the president does follow through on his promises. how does your verges on slapping syria with more sanctions it could be setting itself up for more than i bargained for says joshua landis he's director of the center of a mideast studies. assad made it very clear there is no regime change is not on the books he is going to leave the future he said he said he is in control of events and events are not controlling him he tried to strike a tone of confidence at the same time as saying that he understood that there was need for many reforms in syria showdown this is a very stark line in the sand and the regime is asking people to trust him and to side with him and the opposition are going to ask people to side with them if you're who wanted to starve syria and they could do it in the same way that europe
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starve iraq of course once you go down that road if the government doesn't crumble as it can do when you walk then you have to take military intervention because you can't just start people forever it's hard to read the future of syria the situation could go along the way it's going now for some time and you think that things are going to reach a climax they're going to be regime change and there aren't we saw this in libya we saw as iraq we're seeing it in iran that you increase the pressure but things just grind along in a very unhappy situation and that that could be the future of syria for some time. coming up in the program president meets with relatives thoughts on the conflicts in syria and libya from an interview with the financial times and he gave the also shared his thoughts as well on the second question of but he states that chad that he gave the paper there it's the people who have the final word know still doesn't announce whether he'll stand again did rule out
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a face of prime minister. a five day long nuclear security forums kicked off in vienna or the japanese atomic crisis has prompted a comprehensive discussion about the future of nuclear power delegates from most of the hundred fifty member states of the international atomic watchdog the i.a.e.a. the gathering they aim to work out tighter universal safety regulations for reactors japan's expect to be criticized for its slow response to the fukushima disaster it's already submitted a report admitting it wasn't prepared for an accident of the scale of what it saw the sean thomas travel to a city forest that's well outside the official exclusion zone where nonetheless locals are still concerned over high radiation levels. the armistice and the constant tutoring of geiger counter scientists working in fukushima city concerned and some of the i'm in charge of the group of radiation protection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking their creation protocol and process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i
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think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends family and. officially from city is in a safer area eighty kilometers from the daiichi plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the banda danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. to give you an idea of the consistency right now that is really. about time what is more of them except admirable but it's a problem here too we're just so we're all. and the market collapse of the ridiculous quickly. climbing earlier we got a really good ride in iowa. which is about a thousand times more than it was in the accepted level of. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers but the government did. change the.
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task under the liberals from a one. to twenty. or twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be classed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affected to try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find a simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to. project. by ourselves and we are not using
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especially when we just use normal troubles. scoops. we just. saw a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r.t. . well the discussions around fukushima at the vienna conference will be held behind closed doors are the only summaries being released and we're holding information from a published doing nothing to shore up public faith in the nuclear authorities says malcolm grimston he's a former information officer at the u.k. atomic energy authority and he's currently a policy analyst at the chatham house think tank in london. understandably all of those who want to know as much as we can about the present situation clearly sometimes we need discussions behind closed doors to. try to discuss things that may not be the case but which would cause a lot of fear if if they were announced and turned their later not to be the case
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but for such a major and meeting of this sort i do believe that a demonstration of openness is extremely important but i i think this is the wrong decision people are going to think. that they don't want to come out even if that's not the case i don't believe personally that we've seen a massive cover up of information coming from true crime what we have seen though i think is a very slow response to questions and attitude which is very far too backward looking about this is what we think might have been happening two or four weeks ago instead of this is what we think might happen in two or four weeks time and when that is the attitude. people are going to think the operators are sitting on the information that they don't want to release brought on line first line are called we also welcome your thoughts and all the stories you see on our channel is to drop by if you've got a minute and. there's good here for me and also online if you are visiting our site
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said news of a shock at the top of rush of the football premier league story broke yesterday as leading goalscorer gets a jolt from the policeman what are the details of what exactly happened at r.t. dot com also who's next in the terrorist crosshairs we ask al qaida is a monster in this country and for u.s. politicians more than one line tonight for us. in greece workers at the state old electricity company have gone on a forty eight hour strike against austerity measures it comes as the finance ministers failed to agree on conditions for releasing the next installment of last year's bailout package for the country the decision was postponed till july now with the stipulation that athens implements for. budget cuts workers of utility rang grid government plans a prototype is the company is part of a stair its emergency is crucial for countries to avoid default fears agrees to faulty bay british banks hold back tens of billions of euros from the lending market this spring into the conversation you would have done with most member of
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the european parliament thanks for being with us mr b. is this a sign that the british banks have finally given up on europe's economy and you no longer think it's worth saving well you know i can't really speak for the british banks but i mean what they seem to be doing or indeed what they seem to dart is to reduce their exposure to greece which it seems to be eminently sensible not a great vote of confidence in the e.u. there was it. well there's a distinction between the e.u. and the euro zone i mean as you know the party which i have the honor to represent believes that britain would be much much better off outside the e.u. and basically that that's what we stand for but as far as the euro zone is concerned and the countries in the euro zone it was always it was always a project driven by politics and not by a konami's and now the economic birds as it were are coming home to roost that's really what's happening i want to buy this big rescue plan i mean why do you think
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even officials haven't managed to agree on the conditions to greece once again is it because they genuinely think greece is there or do you think more likely they've got cold feet over the whole deal well i think that they've got the they got frozen feet about. about the whole deal i mean greece is really not a very large economy and what are they talking on in the present seventy billion with probably more to come in twelve months time and i mean look this is all going to when i mean the what's basically happening is that the taxpayers of northern europe particularly germany are going to have to pay up. to stop greece defaulting and the german taxpayers don't pay and the taxpayers know new york don't particularly like it we were in the last finnish election that a particle the truth in the show probably more were it not for the most people came
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came from nowhere to get twenty twenty percent of it and that was on the platform specifically on the platform of no finish contribution. bailouts for greece and we are we will see more movies and the european officials know this and that's why they're getting very very very cold feet about giving anyone. a greece what's going to happen to it. well i mean i'm not an economist so my crystal and my crystal ball isn't really much better than anyone else's but but the terms of trade and economic logic is that greece would default which greece has defaulted before i mean basically what i always used to happen is that country is that. investors who lent their money to these other six season interest rates in recognition of the risk of the. greek interest rates are currently sixteen and a half percent they were eighteen percent on friday so the markets are signaling
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the fall for greeks. this is all about this is a charge to i guess is it but you know we think about the actual paper the losing their jobs at a very difficult to pay their bills we've seen these mass protests in spain and france over the austerity measures also looking in italy what might happen there people are very clearly worried for their future is it possible for anyone to give them any guarantees they'll be ok well they will i think i'd like to put it another another way which is that the the obsession the near fanaticism of the european elite for the political project of united states of europe and a common currency has resulted in a terrible terrible human toss. people. the the famous nineteenth century american politician made a famous speech a cross of gold speech saying every good said mankind will not be crucified on this process all right logotheti. party offered these people well when it was right but
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what words of comfort could your party offer these people. well the words of comfort that we that that so we would offer is that we have everybody has a tremendous emotional commitment to greece as the cradle of western civilization and and and the people and if it really is the people who would suffer would be the holders a great sovereign debt who are basically banks institutions and the like is of the people who are suffering now who are who are principally private the two million private sector employees in greece who actually burn the brunt of these draconian austerity cuts and also worthy of actually going to lead i mean the tax base in greece apparently is decreasing. or i will have done with things when the program you're and also a member of the u.k. independence party. thank you thank you president of still keeping russia the rest of the world guessing whether he'll make a big mistake chief of the kremlin for
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a second term however it is a view with london's financial times paper he appeared to rule out a putin faceoff in next year's election at his catarina zara reports next them and what else the president had to say. well it's definitely the question that the russian president has been asked most frequently in the recent. with the with a decided to keep the suspense of the will. but is it do i need a leader especially one who occupies the presidency has to be willing to run for reelection however it's not a question of whether he would make that decision for himself i suggest waiting a bit longer and keeping the intrigue. that was the main entry of the twenty two of the presidential election still remains with him indeed it did answer some questions in relations to who will run for office and one thing is certain pete and losing a person will not run for the same office it will just be one man or still remains
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to see who will that be. it's hard for me to imagine the other near putin and i both running for president of the same time for at least one reason we strictly speaking represent the same political force competition between us would bring harm to the goals and tasks we've been working on for the past several years it wouldn't be good for russia and it wouldn't be good in this particular situation goes a very long interview that the russian president gave to the financial times it was many issues were raised throughout the course of it of course retaining to russia's national and foreign policies many aspects that interesting those people living in russia those observing the specifically of course questions relating to the goals that the russian president set out for himself during his term in office they say should that only option was no interview that is taken by western media source has gone by without the issue that was sealed will tell us
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a great president reiterated his position that it was his release that happened not in any way be a danger to society like any russian citizens at least every time that also. has the right to an appeal first it wasn't just matters of domestic policy that were touched upon the russian president speaking harshly of the nato military intervention in libya saying that some of russia's partners basically chose to support for the resolution passed by the united nations security council resolution that russia. hoping it will be observed and kept to as it is worded but of course medium it did or said that basically a very good resolution turned into a meaningless bit of paper with nature's military intervention in libya precisely because of no risk. to syria but the. serious matters of course that were just passed we do know that the russian president is very fond of his
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gadgets he's rarely seen without spike and he did slip that he has a special on it that lets him monitor exactly what his employees are doing and which of these tests have already been fulfilled is a very useful thing i personally like to check out the app store to see whether it's been specifically custom made for the president or whether it's available for the general public confidence out of the reporting but also today present evidence that his condolences to relatives of the internationally renowned human rights activist and then a bona fide in the u.s. on sunday for serious illness but it was a widow of the late soviet this is the nobel peace prize winner a sucker off her relatives said she'd be buried here in moscow we've got more to tell that story on our web site up to. twenty four hours when it's possible to have a few minutes we'll look at what the foreign intervention of the arab world actually brought improvements for the people who live it first saw its business with katrina
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. hello and welcome to our business bulletin increased demand for gas in europe has largely benefited the russian state company gazprom but the company has been criticized for charging far more than the market spot prices alexander medvedev deputy c.e.o. of gazprom believes however that the disparity between spot prices and long term contract prices will soon be minimal. but it really should be in the next two years so we can expect prices to go significantly higher. for wintertime to love and well when trying to if they're not already higher will be around four hundred dollars per thousand cubic meters is equal to the price for you know long term contracts. despite the lower european and asian markets the u.s. markets are trading in the black monday those speculation that they will fall throughout trading is high due to continuing concerns over the debt crisis in
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greece. and bearish sentiment dominating the russian markets monday yes and then my six close more than one percent in the red looking at individual share moves on the my stakes now ross telecom lost almost eight percent after a rally early this morning when she has rose thirteen percent analysts attributed the rise to the inclusion of telecom shares in the r.t.s. index and on expectational that the stock will soon be included in the m s c i index and as you know i just suffered losses dragged down by the oil price gazprom in the red despite its announcement of a twenty six percent increase in its forecast for this year's european exports banking stocks were also under pressure point six percent during the day ever getting at the capital that monday's trading. the markets have was around the last really. strong positive morse well of course the markets to try to find
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some ground. but still much optimism i think it's cannot approve the uncertainty with greece on friday with. the positive. german french or the common position regarding greece. nor singo nor strong decision has been made so about such of the man problem for the markets which. markets rebound. the first russian insurance i.p.o. may happen as soon as this year the country's largest insurer truck has taken a six hundred forty million dollar loan for the listing analysts say the company could be worth more than two billion dollars. that's ten billion dollars russian direct investment fund has come into action just after it was officially launched at the st petersburg economic forum last week let a man dimitri and chairman of the bank outlines the funds plans for this year.
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deals before the year and i don't think this year alone which is around two billion dollars will be fully realized but i have the feeling that will my dream to raise about half a billion dollars specific projects sums and that brings you up to date with business for now but you can always keep up to date. business stay with us the headlines next.
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