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or shoes that no one is there with to get that you deserve answers from. politics. moscow serious officer police allegedly beat up and detain a russian diplomat in the hague president putin and demands an apology while the judge in basle to is summoned to explain. flush with cash evasion is fine is just snapping up prices right european corporations and brands mining china's might to manufacturing industry with somewhat strained new home. and serious chemical does all the mentors on track or the u. one plant has its progress made by the u.s. and russia at the asia pacific summit in bali.
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twenty four hours of international news seven days a week of this is are to you with me to one would say to our top story right now russia still wants an apology from of the netherlands over the treatment of a russian diplomat in the hague police reportedly beat up the official and detained him overnight the news comes against the backdrop of another spat between the two countries the details for large he's going to cheat you can't. the netherlands responded to russia's demand for an explanation and an apology by saying that they're investigating the incident and that they will apologize when and if they prove that the dutch law enforcement indeed violated international law now russia is not at all satisfied with such a response moscow says such an invasive an increase here and responses on acceptable and that the dutch authorities violated not just the diplomats rights but simply human rights because according to the russian foreign ministry the dutch police broken into the apartment. counselor of the russian embassy in the hague
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they hit him with a baton they ignored his diplomatic status and took him to the police station where they held him for hours without explaining anything later admitted but i'd seen was released in the midst of what i'd seen says they broke into his apartment on the pretext that the neighbors call the police because of some reports of abuse which suit he says are absolutely not true and that just saudis have not said anything about this and mike has said we're still waiting to hear that explanation of the incident but we do have the reaction of the russian president on the incident take a listen. it could be sure sure you can see. this is a flagrant violation of the vienna convention we always clarification because. and punishment of those responsible for our reaction depends on how the behavior. of the relations between russia and the netherlands have been tense lately the
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netherlands are taking legal action against the greenpeace ship the arctic sunrise which sailed under the dutch flag russia has blasted the netherlands for having systematically more requests to make the arctic sunrise stop illegal activity near the russian oil platform in the arctic now according to russia it's been going on since last year russia says all its warnings were ignored by the dutch and three weeks ago we know what happened peace activists tried to climb aboard the working world and they were detained together with everyone onboard the arctic sunrise the russian foreign ministry says the day before the incident on september eighteenth green peace activists made their first attempt to climb on board. but they were prevented from doing that and the same day moscow summoned the bastard to issue yet another warning with regard to the arctic sunrise activities russia says that
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warning was ignored yet again the activists and those who were on board the ship are now facing piracy charges because russia argues technically it was an attempt to seize the platform many russian foreign policy experts believe that the incident with the russian diplomat in the hague could be related to the tension between the two countries with regards to the greenpeace activists. russian affairs analyst mountain mccauley believes the netherlands attempt to see russia full arresting the greenpeace activists is aimed at embarrassing moscow but will ultimately fail. international law is very very very big and you can go to the united nations and what i think they're trying to do is to is to embarrass russia. so that when the case these so-called pirates come up in a russian court then they'll have a lenient sentence or perhaps the journalist who was there he says he was doing his job that he be released so the dutch appear to be trying to embarrass. russia
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in new york so that this case will not be treated very seriously but i think on the face of it russia is going to really lay down the law here because they have warned they warned the greenpeace activists on numerous occasions not to do what they did and i think they're really going to lay down the law here get up on the details of the russia greenpeace standoff following the attempt to board that arctic oil platform on our website and our team dot com. right to see. and i think you're right. on the reporters were very. anxious.
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when the american president unable to attend to china's leader was front and center at the asia pacific economic cooperation summit in bali asian responsibility and caution in today's economic uncertainty it underscored how far beijing star has risen on the political map a rise a marriage by the economic a fortune enjoyed by china chinese money is flooding the e.u. and snapping up iconic european firms as beijing's a business survey elite moves in to pick up companies it considers to be severely undervalued let's take a look at some of the bigger deals that have gone on in two thousand and ten a chinese comic of russia with money decided it would be easier to buy out sweden's troubled volvo and compete with it in general last year one of germany's a premier concrete pump makers also fell to beijing's a richest now that same month italian iata builder ferretti was a snapped up by a company controlled by the communist regime just a few weeks later french
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a fashion brand us on iraq always take it will be a hong kong based firm in keeping with the east the growing fondness for luxury not china is also investing heavily in the u.k. buying shares in london's heathrow airport and pumping billions of pounds into the country's nuclear industry. chinese money is also propping up a london eye come. this time last year it looked like the iconic london cab would be consigned to the history books after it's made because the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufacturer g.t. which already owns volvo stepped in and bought the company for eleven million pounds the factory is now back in business this part of the assembly process is called the marriage of the carriage where the shape of the tag. meets with the shafi of the taxi here but it's been marriage between the chinese manufacturer and he on the london taxi company that managed to save
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a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest in getting fifty million pounds into the coventry based business over the next five years promising to create jobs and develop new engines so the future really previously when we were an independent company the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would like to. gives us the ability to develop. which we could have only dreamed of financial analysts have called it a win win situation comes back from the brink of extinction while a major chinese manufacturer gets to invest in an exciting new project but what does it say about the state of british industry business secretary vince cable called the chinese buyout a clear demonstration of the strength of the british car industry but the london cab is just the latest in a raft of businesses being sold off to foreign companies cadres chocolate is now
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american. indian and the british airports authority spanish to some it represents a hollowing out of corporate britain and i'm happy that it's not going on but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies that means i would british companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with regulation in this these companies welcome to have new investment it always is in the long term this takes away economic productivity from this country it means that staff and jobs are more liable to go because his allegiance between the companies that are owned by foreign entities and their country rather than britain piece has been a cabbie for over forty years in a scene the london taxi company goes through several british owners i hopped in for a ride and asked him how he feels about turning chinese this is a shame that it's not owned by a british company but it's better than going to the wall or die lever the companies
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that are still british they will be faced with and you see what i see london. china as a richest man the entertainment tycoon no one gentleman has i reeled his plans for europe are targeting hotels luxury brands and cinema chains let's get some economic perspective on the spending spree with climate changes of the sea the stocks and markets website eighty and joining us now live mr chambers a given the shape of europe's economy in where it is right now doesn't matter where the money comes from. well generally speaking this is wrong with this country but it doesn't matter where the money comes from wherever it comes from but what you're seeing here is is really a currency trade you don't want to be in the dollar at the moment and probably in the long term so you've got to buy businesses in a different currency so you can buy them in the euro you're going to buy them in sterling maybe even in the end but particularly europe and that's why the euro
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strongest china is moving into the euro and away from the dollar so if you want to you know take your cash and save it from the boarding dollar you've got a story not a currency and the currency right now is europe and a good way of doing that fine business your. china's economy is outperforming the west why healthy margin right now and there are plenty of opportunities to invest so why risk it and pull money into the web what's the angle here well you don't always want to be diversified in your investment imagine if you've got a fountain pens or not a problem if you got a million pounds you start to have a problem where to put your money where your money sense when you start out hundreds of millions then you've got to look globally for where you put your money for it to be safer for it to be working for you so you have to put it around the world where you don't want to put it into a currency that you don't bring into a car to the. minute you want to put it somewhere where you can look out free for
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five ten years and see there's not going to be any great disaster or you're really had a disaster a couple of years ago and now it's out of those woods so it's going to be a stable environment you look at the thought what's the point in buying something in dollars if the ball is going to fall and what you buy has to go up thirty percent for you to breakeven so you really want to have a strong currency because if you buy an asset and the currency goes up you make money right there and then you get from that business is extra so there are fears that you know that china the chinese will come to dominate certain industrial and business sectors are you all concerned about that. well i mean i'm a capitalist i believe that business should go to people with a capital and if you look at china is far more capitalist than the capitalists in america so i mean china really is the cap of this country and it's vast and it's wealthy now as a unit and rich countries are the assets of all countries and you know you look at
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great britain there's one percent of the world population there and it's not surprising that the chinese coming in and buying interesting companies in the u.k. in the same way as americans it's the same thing so i mean no ford is a big car producer in england and they came in and they basically took out the card industry and the americans are now at the time for trying to do the same thing that's the way the global finance work and what would you say that the way that things are going right now in terms of china sort of diversifying itself it's another attempt at gaining influence around the world getting itself stronger but i don't think really china is so much into the influence game i mean they don't go around countries with far far away from china and start dropping bombs on them so i mean i think in the spectrum of countries that are in into influencing other people china's pretty low they just want to do business and they just want to make money so i think they want to make money i think they've made what they have made trillions of dollars from the west and they've got to reinvest it and it's sensible
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for them to really invest around the world and then they've got to look at places where there's value where the currency is going to be strong where the current catchphrase is the least and europe is the least. and that's why they're wearing plan chambers i have to wrap you up there thank you very much author and see the stocks and markets website eighty vs ed dot com give us an inside on what's happening there with china's investments in here right. right online two we've got much more about time is expanding investment abroad including a story about beijing's buying and a high end video out in france's border region that are. not just a front for that's a fretting about a foreign for a the swiss have been preparing for an invasion from a breakaway french region they've been holding on the practices which invasion invision have injuries on street gone to the gold wall that in
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a few moments. the destruction of syria's chemical arsenal has successfully entered its third day with the government and an international team working together but it's all men process is in line with it leaches u.n. resolution that followed global outrage over a gruesome toxic attack in august a middle east correspondent is in damascus. tuesday is the third straight day that angle wind and cutting torches have been destroyed in missile warheads as well as aerial bombs and chemical equipment used for mixing the whole process is being overseen by some thirty three international observers their goal really is to ratify a record an opposite of the process while the actual destruction of chemical of syria's chemical weapons is taking place by syrian forces now the international team as of yet is not giving any interviews to the media we did however manage to catch up with the spokesperson who told us off camera that everything was going ahead as planned the important point to make though is that this whole process is
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not straightforward and this is because some of these stockpiles are in care in combat zones at the same time there's been no confirmation or indeed any kind of comment from the rebels that they're prepared to allow the international teams to actually reach the sites where some of the stockpiles are because they're currently in their positions so there's no indication whether or not indeed they're going to participate in allowing those stockpiles to be destroyed the u.n. chief ban ki moon has also called for a hundred member team to be set up that would be based partly in damascus and parking in cyprus and the purpose of that would be to ensure that syria's chemical weapons are destroyed within the timeframe that has been established which is the end of july next year but certainly so far the indications are that the process is happening smooth me and according to the timeframe that has been say it. both russia and the u.s. have been hating the weapons elimination on the sidelines of asia pacific the
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latest economic summit foreign minister sergei lavrov optimistic but cautious saying that disarming is not enough to end the war and peace isn't possible while radicals fight in syria these people are moving closer to. then to the free syrian army which is being portrayed as the secular opposition so the trend is. in the favor of jihad just radicals among those who fight on the ground and it is not only our conviction that there's be conviction of the americans but we cannot and must not talk to these people. feel a desire on and the steps was mending its relations with the western world also came into the russian's foreign minister's focus after sharon once again insisted on the right to to a peaceful atomic program lever of explain to our g why fear that iran could use it to breeze weapons is a ludicrous. i haven't seen any. confirmation by any
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intelligence be russian be european be united states be mossad. reach would categorically say that iran iranian leadership has taken a political decision to have military nuclear program no intelligence agency on earth was able so for to make this conclusion. of course if you want to find out more about what does that again i had to say you can go into a website for the full version of that interview now the israeli prime minister is trying to win iran in the hearts and minds but instead of throwaway remark on trial got a new one is a lot of thing all the way to twenty dead ahead. and following the flame it's the olympic torch its final day in moscow stay with us for a rude report.
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soldiers you're in the military no more joking any more. never been some time in my life. every day would be the story obviously. you think it's going to be easy. but everyone's just. the best. i don't know if i'm going to make it to the end look i'm still feeling some i'm just going to be left i don't know what to do. first rate. and i think you're.
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welcome back you're watching r t for more international news now these radio. prime minister has unwittingly turned public relations on its love to when i would be run in public into something little flaws it's the first time he's tried to speaking directly to the people of iran in more than two decades in top level politics and it's backfired a bit and see friends is with me now with the details so what exactly did mr netanyahu sic to be very honest with you it surprised a lot of people what actually occurred during this interview it may sound odd but he got a serious dressing down for saying that iranians aren't allowed to wear blue jeans
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he made the wayward comments during an interview with b.b.c. persian in it he said if iranians were free they would wear blue jeans listen to western music and have free elections now twitter is officially banned in iran but plenty of people use software to get around that and they took to the twitter sphere to point out the inaccuracy for instance they doctored up the famous shot of the pm drawing an red line through a bomb at the u.n. general assembly this time it's a rather attractive pair of feminine blue jeans that of course speaking of coding censorship some skaters took to the internet posting their clothing item of choice blue jeans wearing them proudly and it's not just the fabric that's remarkable it's the content of the couture that's explosive correct me if i'm wrong but that's an american flag on the t. shirt and here you can see a whole collection of blue jeans men in the iranian mosque wearing blue jeans now in his blog on the israeli newspaper ha'aretz website david writes about the gaffe
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. saying iranians not wearing blue jeans wasn't the prime minister's only memorable moment in the interview he says netanyahu got out just two words in the persian language one that translates roughly to soccer and the other means nonsense which basically sums up quite a bit of this entire episode tabby lindsey is a little bit of a blunder they've. just a bit just a little bit all right losing friends there with the details on that story. by the second and final day of the moscow leg of the slushy winter olympics a toss relay has wrapped up in the russian capital. was a million picked off as a route across the capital is our do you say you got a piece going up the i got a if in three days of a nonstop show in moscow tell us small what's happening where you walk. you can probably hear the wax from the fireworks this is the sort of closing ceremony the
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only way the olympic torch really is going to be the warmest on in the history of the olympic games it's sad for muscovites but it's really the time for the rest of the country to be able to see the olympic flame with their own eyes earlier the flame was returned to red square the olympic cauldron it was real it officially the end of the moscow leg but ever since it was brought to russia on sunday via this special flight recent stay here in the capital what's special it was a sport initially from the airport by the night wolves but her game very famous one in russian but there involved lots of charity events these guys are also lots of the athletes they said it was agreed on her and then it was greeted by the president on red square with the a list the olympic cauldron for the first time and since then they was being taken through the whole city through the saints by
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celebrities including athletes and artists and others for ordinary muscovites to be able to see it but like i said i guess everything good has to end sometime this is the case for moscow it's for the rest of the country it's only the beginning to me a little bit settle out of here it must be a bit of play but where will it go from now on you. relay olympic torch relay he's going to be epic we're talking about one thousand nine hundred sixty just crossed the whole country fourteen people are going to take part and the plan is that one. citizen of the country will be at a reasonable distance from the flame to be able to see it with their own eyes it's going to last for one hundred twenty four over one hundred twenty days and it's plans that the flame will be taken on top of the highest mountains like the bruce and on the bottom of the biggest lakes including lake baikal it's even planned that
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it's going to be taken on board the international space station and outside into space however cosmonauts themselves are saying it's a secret how technically that is going to be possible now when it comes to the way it's going to be transported be signs the transitional the traditional ways of transportation including runners of course cars trains and airplanes it's going to be transported by dogs a reindeer a camel hot air balloons and even a space ship all part of a massive unique and definitely historic event for the whole country until the flame is. delivered to its final destination in february of course the olympics city of sochi well it's sad to see it go but with the file word fam show a lot of people a bit of it before it goes out he got a piece going to thank you very much for that update.
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to you watching our team. but it's a james brown that he gets stuck in some of the russian armies toughest shining stay tuned for that. i recently read headlines all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim that china won't be getting either and if this is a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode onto the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have a crop and pig farming plan design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine ed coincidently been lifted although i am the distressed will proceed type getting
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a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe agree that status spec could really help the country but selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling or leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion. real damage and complexity of this oil spill is not something you can grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have it reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe
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and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon. b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for the marker see it's a step forward. carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent on. this. it could be the most exciting well the most terrifying day of your life one year away from everyone you know and love one in a complete some number. it's a rite of passage for thousands of young russian men
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a chance to find out what they're really capable of. i was joining them on this journey of discovery and gold knows it was going to be tough. take a deep breath and hold it. was your full name james pellet of adonis once. i swim. back still and everything's fine you'll see it will. take these two or the arad ten to arm to a side to squeeze hard a. perfect. sauna i can't believe i'm actually writing this i'm going to join the russian power tree puts the video of it. my father recruits are all just a seed and they look it is there for.


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