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the ballot box the taliban could launch a political bit in afghanistan this despite thousands of lives and billions of dollars sacrificed remove them from power. china's reins of power past a new leaders force that to defend beijing's military might amid a longstanding battle for influence for the united states. and a serious acid attack on the artistic director of one of the world's most renowned ballet theatres the bolshoi is a step closer to being solved as police arrest a suspect. to have you with us this evening at six pm here in the russian capital i'm lucy catherine of and thanks for tuning in to our t.v. well onto our top story with the afghan presidential election approaching next year
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the taliban says that it is seriously considering entering politics a former official in the militia said the group could launch a political party but that doesn't necessarily mean an end to the insurgency of course one of the original goals of the u.s. led a war in afghanistan was to remove the taliban from power let's take a closer look now at what this effort has cost both sides so in terms of the since the launch of the military operation back in two thousand and one more than two thousand u.s. lives have been lost soldiers killed total coalition losses topped three thousand lives meanwhile the number of americans injured in the line of duty exceeds seventeen thousand and the death toll among afghan civilians while that's a staggering thirty thousand lives more than that in fact lost in the war and from the human factor the financial burden of the war as far as america's concerned at the price tag is a whopping seven hundred billion dollars now if the taliban returned to power all of these sacrifices money and lives could turn out to be in vain and
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a taliban victory could be easily a reality that is at least according to former afghan m.p. . take a look. this government has so much so many problems that western world have lost their credibility and this government has no credibility so in that sort of a situation that taliban and had they've been smart they would have scored big in the political front but i think the taliban can take advantage of this void in fill that vacuum it is up to the taleban to show their real face not the face that is pushed by the british intelligence or the pakistani intelligence the west is confused the west is looking for an exit a very speedy exit and there i'm afraid that they will probably do whatever is possible whatever is convenient to put up a very very tedious. and very temporary fix and then leave and then things will go back to where it started that's the problem in the region
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has to realize that we have to find sustainable success for this problem not a temporary face saving thing for the nato to leave and then leave a big problem for afghanistan for the neighborhood and we heard arturo is interested in your point of view on the stories we covered so today we're asking you to vote on whether you believe the afghan taliban will convert their combat credibility into political power to head over to r.t. dot com and please do take part in our online poll.
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it may be one of the world's most reclusive states but it seems the power of the web is slowly lifting the veil of secrecy on north korea instagram twitter are now all in the north korea and there's even claims that pirate bay was preparing to drop anchor there so what's all this about i mean north korea isn't exactly the first country we think of when it comes to social media earlier artie's aleksei or chefs join me to help me straighten this one out. started with a tweet by the bureau chief of the associated press in korea ms jane leavy who on february twenty fifth tweeted that this is my first tweet using korea ling's new mobile internet service hello world from center in pyongyang this tweet hasn't gone to like millions of retreats but definite did open the floodgates in some way that after that we've seen instagram pictures facebook tags check ins all coming from one of the world's most closed countries and definitely this is a breakthrough and nothing we have experienced before well certainly exciting stuff
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but i mean this is actually translate to the locals the people on the ground are they running around posting instagram photos and tweets well the korea link is the only internet provider in korea you know phrase like that would have been unthinkable three years ago it launched this service the mobile internet service but now for now it's only available to visiting guests it's not available to the local population but they can already send text messages to each other and even make a video calls to each other which is already a breakthrough for a country where having curtains and windows is outlawed because then it would mean you have something to hide so which is not something i heard about before and i'm curious is this something to you personally would have ever imagined seeing in north korea i mean you've been to the country what's it been like when you visited well i saw the curtains part i saw them all windows were open when i was there some seven years ago to change and about them in a way when i came there i was shocked because my cell phone was confiscated at passport control and the only one time i could use internet i could go online was
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from a russian embassy because they had a contract with a chinese satellite provider and i was the only way i could actually go online to do to post something to post and pictures from inside the north korean country so definitely the situation has changed now compared to what it was like seven years ago when i was there and here is of course it's hard for us just speculate as to why these changes are happening since it's a fairly closed country but do you believe that this has something to do with the change in leadership by younger. more energetic man who is perhaps more aware of things like three g. for example absolutely when kim jong il the late korean leader said that the country needs to embrace the new high tech technology the new high tech era probably his son who is now in charge of the country took these words very seriously recently saw a visit of one of the google stop executives to the country something unthinkable you know which is crazy if you think about it three four years ago then we saw visit over from boy in the n.b.a. player former n.b.a. player dennis rodman who actually said kim jong un his friend for life so all this
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shows that north korea wants to open up to the world the question is certainly to what extent the country will open itself up of course and i'm really curious how you say this whole pirate bay story what exactly is going on there as. well first we heard a statement published on wired by its website that i quote today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of korea to fight our battles from the network it is ironic in many ways because pirate bay as we know has always been prosecuted globally and north korea is also in a very difficult situation let's put it this way. they even changed their logo for a short period of time the typical pirate ship was replaced with a ship having north korean flags on it later we contacted people from the pirate bay who said this was a joke which was aimed at directing attention to their problems that they are being prosecuted but certainly as we know all jokes have some truth behind them. china's
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prime minister has opened the national people's congress in beijing the event is especially significant this here due to a handover of power to a new generation of communist party leaders which only occurs once in a decade among their aims as a double digit boost to defense spending something which is something which could worry china's main rival the united states where recent spending cuts have meant a big blow to the military professor steve saying from the university of nottingham says washington's so-called pivot to asia has prompted beijing's defensive stance the new chinese president xi jinping is a much more self-confident competent assertive and nationalistic person out there called we're likely to see a china much more assertive in the next ten years in terms of what is described as the american people it back to asia the chinese see. a major change in american policy that is directed against china as
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a less than friendly act and therefore the chinese are trying to. undermine these american rethought unseen and it is also the reasons for the double digit increase in chart nice military spending. lots more stories coming out for you including this take a listen. you heard the man israel's benjamin netanyahu pulls no punches on iran saying diplomacy is a waste of time and preventing the country from achieving its alleged nuclear ambitions . plus charcoal opposition and severe austerity in europe here is not to be enough to force rethink joining the euro zone in two thousand and fourteen later in the program we tell you whether it could prove to be a fatal move. russian police are questioning
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a suspect in the acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the bolshoi ballet sergei filin the suspect is the first to have been detained in the case that put the spotlight on infighting at one of the world's biggest and best known theatres parties arena louche go has the details. he's one of the two men the police are saying have actually carried out the the attack on feeling in the middle of january that they haven't disclosed whether or not they have arrested the other guy who is also supposed to be responsible for the attack but they do say they know who he is and police are saying that they actually know who actually ordered the attack to be executed the details of the attack are truly horrendous it's a good feeling was on his way home from work late at night he stepped out of his car and that's when a masked and a known masked individual splashed his face with sulphuric acid severely burning of course his face and his eyes he had to go to undergo more than ten surgeries we were told today in order to save his eyesight but it does seem like he is on his
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way to recovery right now in a clinic in germany as an artistic director sergei filin essentially had a chance to make or break any ballet dancers career inside the theater and of course there were rumors and information coming from the artist from the ballet dancers themselves they're saying that there is a tremendous amount of infighting going on behind the scenes everybody is fighting for that one prime part or a certain position there also have been reports of the dresses being cut of glass being stuck in the shoes in the dancing shoes there's also been a scandal just a couple of years ago when a man who but a lot of people are saying is. probably going to become the next director of the bolshoi theater pornographic images of him were leaked onto the internet essentially ending his career still for all the beauty that we have on the outside there's actually quite a bit of rather unsightly goings on inside the bolshoi theater back in a few minutes with more news stay with us.
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welcome back you're watching our table mafia has set its sights on joining the euro zone in two thousand and fourteen that is just spite the currency blocks shaky outlook with austerity cuts and gaping holes in the country's budgets the decision also clashes with the public opinion in la via we're two thirds are actually against your own membership well earlier our team had spoken to one member of the european parliament who believes the timing couldn't be worse for loggia. led if you want to be a member of nato or of the e.u. of the eurozone so want to be a member of a big block of nato i can imagine the e.u. it can imagine the eurozone at the moment is not the right club to join because
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lead view came out of the crisis in two thousand and ten and the economic recovery it was thought to shortly after actually led to the doing quite well so one could wonder why does that view want to end the if you have an economic crisis would come back to life you know that if you're in the eurozone cannot leave you and will have to stay in tonight because greece is doing now and greece's go towards a lot of suffering and that is the economic downside to perhaps the political advantage to have member of a bigger club a deep delve into the finances of the earth zone and elsewhere klos the globe that's coming up in the latest edition of artie's kaiser reports that here's a quick taste of what's coming your way later on. why are stockbrokers on drugs why the stock brokers not so much cocaine why do the brokers and bankers at j.p. morgan and goldman sachs and barclays royal bank of scotland why do they sniff
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their weight and coke every morning just to get started to begin their day rampaging through the markets stealing people's wealth because they are being treated like rats by the pharmaceutical companies to get them into a state of perpetual larceny and it's working. their means of the german capital's notorious landmark the berlin wall could soon make way for a fourteen story luxury apartment block and it seems that the trend for reshaping berlin is gaining momentum with more new buildings emerging as fast as the real estate prices keep sowing artie's peter all of our reports on how this is affecting the lives of the city's lifelong residents. poor both sexy but lynne's men lovingly described his city. now some berliners feel this way of life is coming under threat it isn't here in italy if you keep hearing praised we've
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seen big changes over the past ten years more and more apartment buildings have been built in areas where people traditionally used to rent what we're seeing is people being forced from their homes real estate prices in berlin have shot up by thirty two percent since two thousand and seven well ahead of the german average this is resulted in some tenants being a victim as their rented flat says sold from underneath them prompting anger and demonstrations from those who see the city's identity being sold to the highest bidder isn't. our problem here is that berlin is turning into a city split between the haves and have nots rising prices of forced people who have lived here for years to move out and those who have come don't mix. this year has seen an increase in the amount of protests against the gentrification of lynn as well as growing resentment towards other germans and foreigners moving into the
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city for the most part the public image of this still poor but sexy however times are changing the new a major in face of berlin is certainly stylish however it's also becoming increasingly an affordable due to the demand from people wanting to live in a desirable location economically viable and politically secure the lynas becoming the place of choice for southern europeans to invest in during turbulent times in their own countries and this post count trend sells and rents property to italians . and the town. one of the main reasons our customers are buying here is that there is no trust in their tail in economy or at. banks people see an apartment as a good way to preserve the value of their savings. was about the claims that the real estate boom is stealing and sold the vicar to believe in god this is progress
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berlin is developing sure it presents some challenges but this is just the same as when the wall came down and people moved into more areas if anything this creates the mall. that makes for a run when it is. new housing developments all being built all around the city to try and accommodate demand however with rental prices having risen by ninety percent in the last decade it does seem that the writing is on the wall for the dream of an affordable life in the german capital. on line for you the elite military wing of hamas has shared some of its secrets with our team so if you had over to our website you can get the exclusive inside scoop on how the group conducts its operations against the israeli military now who gains access to the hamas inner circle. and e-mails phone calls are not enough pentagon scientists look for ways to transcribe every real world conversation into a giant computer database so should you watch your every word from now on we will
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have to log on to our to dot com to find out. the israeli prime minister has made clear that he is not backing down from the idea of a potential attack on iran binyamin netanyahu told a gathering of america's powerful pro israeli lobby that negotiations are a waste of time and that only the threat of direct military action will crush iran's nuclear ambitions but while his message was applauded at the apec conference in washington it hasn't exactly received a very warm reaction at home or to his policy or explains the israeli prime
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minister is at it again addressing his favorite topic words alone will not stop iran sanctions alone will not stop iran sanctions must be coupled with a clear and credible military threat if diplomacy and sanctions fail strong statements from a leader emboldened by new could come power this one yahoo who wants the american israel public affairs committee iran is using international negotiations to buy time so it can prissy haid with its nuclear program a message he's willing to in the past how do you stop well you have to put greater pressure on you have to upgrade the sanctions and they have to know that if the sanctions and diplomacy fails they'll face the credible military threat that's essential nothing else will do the job and it's getting closer. so much for the science released many breeds following
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last month's parliamentary elections the surprising win by same tempo piece political parties prompted many to believe netanyahu would back down from the streets to strike iran ask those on the street who voted against netanyahu they feel their message was clear take your finger off of the trigger in your three to attack iran give economic sanctions and diplomacy a chance but analysts on so sure netanyahu has any intention of toning down the rhetoric and. is a man which is very much concerned about his position in history and he understands that now his third by ministership i was worried that one of the reasons if you would like to force the thinking of against iran is to place himself at the history of the israeli people and it's making the israeli public nervous daniel be an obvious company sells a system that provides ventilation in bomb shelters in times of chemical or biological attacks he says each time it on yahoo mentions he ran the number of
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queries goes up. some people prefer not to think of the threat but it's a bear and they know it so we have clients just calling to find out about the system but who have difficulty deciding to buy one and then we have some people who are more alert these are the people who assume there is some tension in the media. and order the system you know a lot of worry is good for business and that's really help problem in either and we were so many money go. that mother of one is an israeli graphic designer who accidentally created an online movement after posting a facebook message declaring that israel would never bomb iran other israelis quickly created the own posters with the same message and he responded in kind but they're up against this on yahoo and he's more powerful message i think a big part of the things people are voting out of fear out of you know being afraid
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of the walker coming in he's the one you know i think the war will end just speculation about a possible israeli strike on iran is also keeping foreign investors away many a weary that while war might mean big business for some it spells disaster for others policy r.t. tel aviv. the apec conference also brought activists out in protest against america's close alliance with israel one of them is peace campaigner mid-air benjamin who believes the united states is playing a dangerous game with its middle east policy. apac is really a danger to our national security a pac is pushing the policies of a foreign government in israel which is not always in the interests of the united states and i should say is not always in the interests of the israelis either i think this push towards war with iran is disastrous for everybody in the region as well as us here in the united states we're looking at a conflagration of tremendous proportions so much so that there are those in the
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u.s. military that are trying to hard to stop this because they know how disastrous the u.s. getting into such a conflict would be in fact it would be very easy for iran to retaliate against u.s. embassies against u.s. troops that are stationed in many places around the world so i think that this push by apac is really something that all of us who are rational human beings and know that a war would be so disastrous have to pressure our president not to follow the lines of a pac and instead to pursue diplomacy fresh clashes have broken out between protesters and the police in egypt rest of. the city has been locked in a cycle of violence for several days now ever since demonstrators began calling for justice in a trial over a deadly soccer riot that took place last year are true has been following the developments for us from cairo. caches continue in port saïd for the day between
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unthinkable protesters and police what we just heard is the president mohamed morsi is actually considering a military takeover of this restive city on the coast there seems to be a lot of anger between the civilians and the police force this comes after the national security agency was torched this morning yesterday we had security director partially burnt as well as the governor cortez with hundreds of indicates and at least five killed. time now for a brief world update and we begin in syria where syrian rebels have claimed to have captured the governor of the rocket province in an overnight battle with government forces this comes after days of heavy clashes with the syrian army what has also emerged showing fighters just throwing a statue of the former syrian president hafez assad. supporters
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of venezuelan president hugo chavez as well as opposition members are demanding to know the full truth about the socialist leader state of health that's after the communication minister revealed the president has having difficulty breathing following a severe respiratory infection child us hasn't been seen in public since he underwent cancer surgery and almost three months ago. well coming up we delve deeper into the mysterious death of joseph stalin stay with us. john kerry made his first major verbal gaffe as secretary of state by michel the nonexistent country of courage to stand in one of his speeches of course it is funny when politicians misspeak george bush was pretty good at that but i can say
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that we all make mistakes when we speak trust me it's very easy to butcher the pronunciation of someplace on earth like course to low voltage or walla walla washington the thing is he didn't just misspeak his speech was written correctly and if you look at his eyes as he said it he wasn't really looking at notes or something he was reading it off of a teleprompter right now i'm reading off a teleprompter but i put every word there myself which is probably why john kerry is spelled with a q but my question is would kerry and prompter mr obama just read anything put in front of them to the even really know the reality. these are the tiriel they're reading in their speeches and who are deeply versed on some subject and you should need to read word for word from the teleprompter to give a speech just try writing some notes and speaking with your brain and maybe your heart like in the good old days but that's just my opinion.
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