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one man is reportedly killed as the ukrainian army conducts an airstrike on deniece going to national airport in the east after local proton m e forces seize control. this now sweet dreams come true for ukrainian confectionery tycoon powder partiality was emerging as a victory in the presidential race while pledging to boost the military operation in proton amee eastern regions. two years of isolation in jail bahrain's key human rights activist shares details of these ordeal with r.t. after serving his term for taking part in protest against the mt monarchy plus. i do. believe the european union i want europe to leave the european union and to e.u. parties rock the blocs parliamentary election more than doubling their seats with
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french and british euro skeptics boasting the biggest wins. which marquee to national life from moscow with memory and joshing on the ukrainian army has launched an air assault on the international airport near the city of donetsk the heart of the proton m a revolt against the airport was stormed by local self-defense forces overnight all roads leading to it are now blocked by the military and there are reports of one person killed in fighting at a railway station nearby well of these are the latest images we're getting from our video agency ruptly t.v. and you can see how copters opening fire there and self defense forces say people are being evacuated from the area they're also getting reports of a depot on fire near the runway and of one missile landing on the grounds of a local machinery plant which is more of
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a national is following the situation and the airport. the situation here is turning very dramatic and what we witness is a very dangerous escalation of the situation with the dinette city airport that early monday was seized by a group of gunmen identifying themselves as representatives of the self-proclaimed people's dinette script public and will shut down for hours later we all fly suspended the road leading to the airport is currently cordoned off we were stopped around one kilometer before the airport itself and we were told that gunmen are still inside the airport also occupying the territory iran the airport including the runaways while the ukrainian military surrounding them and a negotiation is we're currently undergoing and then all of a sudden we saw the first one and then two other ukrainian father just over flying these everyone should be off to that we heard some shots apparently someone from the ground tried to fire at least why they just took off to that we saw three
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ukrainian miniature we have equal does they were flying very low and they were moving towards the at paulton just minutes after that we heard firing even the sounds of explosions of course a very dangerous escalation of what has been going on here and of course concerns are very high about how it may and back to you now stories are emerging in the western media which say chechen fighters from russia are on the ground in ukraine. one truck was different full of gunmen from chechnya what you're about to hear is a startling insight into how involved russia may be here these men i'm not totally chechen and so russian citizens but one said he was a russian spy. but. i think secondly because he. doesn't do the cuts to get the stuff. the republican leader or those says he is surprised by the reports claiming the forces in his command have not left russia.
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where belief is if there are chechens there i know nothing about it but if this information is correct i'd love to know who exactly is that and why if the west wants to portray this as though we was sending our guys that well off itas our own i made renewed violence in ukraine's east the country is waiting for the final results of the presidential race we'll bring you more on that later this hour. bahraini human rights activist and builder job is back in the battle for democracy in his country after having served a two year prison term for taking part in mass protest he says the situation in bahrain today is worse than when he went to prison and after spending more than six hundred days in confinement forty nine year old campaigner is cold for the release of all political prisoners and during his trial in twenty twelve a job told the court had been abused and mistreated in pretrial detention having been kept in solitary confinement almost naked and sometimes with
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a dead animal or one of the first things he did after being released it was visit the grave of his mother who died during a he's a brilliant let's now take a closer look at how he ended up one of the world's most prominent human rights figures and a criminal in his own country well back in a two thousand and two he founded the bahrain center for human rights he ran it for nine years defending and promoting human rights in the gulf kingdom but when the bahraini uprising broke out original became target of persecution and a march twentieth loven our man broke into his home detain him and beat him he was released after an interrogation and the following month tear gas canisters were fired at a seventy eight year old mother's house or job received death threats over twitter from a retired security official and i'm a twenty twelve he was arrested after taking part in julian assange on his show on our team while three months later job was sentenced to three years in jail for organizing and participating in protests which the authorities said were illegal and aimed at toppling the model t.
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his term was reduced by year in december artist paul scott spoke to the builder job in one of his first t.v. interview since being released. being good itself is that why they should fold my diary of expression. what do you mean just for the past two years trying to distance me from my people in fact i was kept in isolation in the past two years i was not given proper jade as with a couple of thousands of political prisoners but i was given separate in a separate building for two years just to make sure that i don't connect with the. prisoner you've spoken about the isolation that you suffered how did you remain strong for out the two years and what are your plans now that believe in the course that i'm holding they believe in the values that i am fighting for keeps me going
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it is not an easy thing specie i have lost my mother i have lost my and the i have lost my cousin i have lost my uncle i have lost my cousin both lost many friends who would have been lost their life while i'm in the prison because it could be maybe i was tortured once only what i had witnessed other people being tortured in the front of my eyes and i have seen people being tortured by what he's been eating and all that i was taking. confinement for the no reason that i have committed for no reason at least i know past accident by what he said i was beating once i had back in germany. and i was asked to stand and sit naked. more than that has damaged my back make it was left out i was taken to hospital and that was the only physical incident
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that happened to me but i have seen other people being tortured so what sort of situation have you come out right now what's the situation like in the country as we speak only people human rights activists. out of behind by the brain and that's why you see these kind of violence situation is worse and the gap between the political. power and the people is why you got the relief and we need for the past three years you had to be the token eyeball dido but in reality there was no guy though i mean i don't see any close by you guys you know as you know we've been ignored by didn't the national community because bahrain. wouldn't go so far to go for the rich walk over the wall which has a look of influence in the worst anything each country in different the minute
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based on the financial background on states that will not help because if we did over there were certain countries and this is what's happening unfortunately we see was going to you can move in completely i will struggle for justice and democracy in this part of the world. while you can watch our full interview with until the job at our website our team dot com we also spoke to one of the biller jobs colleagues who has the monetary section at the bahrain center for human rights and he's not up to mystic about the situation either. behind his becoming paid for you might like to find that out activist from two thousand it was just to there's a crackdown did not say that if you don't stop nothing has been. the only change is that the number of people i've become more and that i'm part of people who. have been more i mean we do now we have received almost four thousand of those and i don't function the number of people are going to be more than hundred of it so the
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only change is that i'm going to that i'm going to fix things and you know that some of the crackdown did not change and this sticking continuing on a daily basis. well stay with us to learn how europe's been struck by what's described as a political earthquake. as parties wanting to break from brussels emerge victorious in the european elections and some of the blocs key countries will tell you a bore after the break. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people get more and more people would say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar and.
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all the baggage watching r t international with josh the twenty fourteen european elections have senior skeptic parties storming onto the political map of the union sheet of the biggest victories were seen in britain and france while center parties are projected to retain a majority in the european parliament the skeptics are expected to double their presence well there is also have been met with unease by a number of governments for example the french prime minister has called them a political earthquake and he may have a point given what some of the victorious euro skeptic leaders are now foolishly saying. i just want britain to leave the european union i want to europe to leave the european union i don't believe that flag but i'm about president whose name by one that is really represent what europe should be. our people demand just one kind of politics the politics of the french for the french with the french our people no longer want to be directed from above. and britons voters happy show that
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they are clearly fed up with the main parties racing out of them in the your elections you came to panels party whose leader nigel for raj hailed the most extraordinary result in british politics for a one hundred years labor and conservatives are left trailing while the liberal democrats have just won an appeal after well as discussed this now with a long serving labor party glen ford the support thank you so much for joining us here international to talk about this well clearly victory is his story but what do you make of this swimming does it mean that. the people who put people in britain are simply weary of the old parties and yours included well i mean there's a number of different factors and firstly there is a general alienation frome if you will politics in the political class which started with if you want a recession it was made not much worse by the united kingdom's explain the scandal
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of two thousand and nine on top of the top there is a tendency to blame your for many of the. and. i'm blaming them stare iffy i mean part of the problem is that they don't like your big goal it's a very it's a very nasty your for many ordinary people in terms of encouraging public cuts in public expenditure and the rest so some of the different europe somewhat no europe and sun just want to kick the political class ok well look in the political situation and for example looking ahead rather at next year's general election what can a say now about your prospective rivals competitors if you will whether you camp's victory i mean does it mean that conservatives are no longer your rivals no i mean i think even nigel faraj a leader of the ukip expects ukip do we know more than a handful of seats in the general election and the general election in the united kingdom it's first past the post and not proportional representation of what it's
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like to shift the political debate in britain to the right way well fine david cameron i should probably say you know early referendum on membership of the european union the danger is the actually nigel farage let's in the labor party in a sense with or without a mandate because of the tape he still takes more votes of the conservatives and from labor here though they are eating into the labor vote as well and the result of the will be a government with with no mandate that if he could do these people what they have the courage to do that is difficult to imagine well across europe this election demonstrated that euro skeptics are riding a wave do you think brussels will listen well be their reaction. well i think brussels will listen but it's how they listen because i i still think one of the problems is that europe still working we need to get europe working again so what
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we need is a very different europe and one of the bottles are starting to be between the only darks and the democrats in it in the council in the parliament the parliament has put up candidates for president of the commission if you will close your own car for the e.p.a. he watched insurance for the for the socialists now the issue is going to be whether the council actually allows one of those to take the post or tries to if you want to divvy up that the goodies between its friends in in a nepotistic way in the in the council of ministers that's going to make a big difference in terms of the kind of europe we're going to see delivered and i think at the moment mr younger is going to be in a position in the parliament which is now effectively the european union's electoral college like in the united states trying to put together a majority and take the first opportunity for the parliament directly if you want to impose its will on the council and change the whole nature of european politics in the future. then every forty five years we will have your presidential elections
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well clearly judging by what you just said brussels has got to do something to convince the voters that it's worth the billions spent on it but what is it that it has got to do in order to change that well i think we need to get people back to work literally i mean what people are concerned about what underlying these much of the the xenophobia much of the support for populist part is is the people are suffering and we need to make sure that we end austerity europe and start getting if you don't start putting money into if you will into the economy to actually create jobs for growth and a a future looks more hopeful than what we have at the moment out. there i'd live for a long time british m.p. thank you so much for joining us here in our team and giving us your insight. thank you now the euro skeptics also gained ground in denmark and greece while the center left managed to secure
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a victory in germany and italy and here's our it has been all over with more on how the new e.u. parliament is shaping up. well as the results begin to formulate we are seeing a rise in the amount of europeans that voted for the right wing or euro skeptic parties these organizations have seen a great bump in the polls compared to the last time around when you have a look at the figures right now if we look at countries like france we've seen twenty five percent of the vote there that was six percent back in the last election it was held in denmark twenty seven percent of the vote and in greece twenty six point five percent compared to a mere four point seven the last time the elections were held now one of the countries that we have seen major developments is in the united kingdom we've seen votes in britain swarm towards the united kingdom independence party vehemently anti e.u. party and from then that we've we've seen them pay sickly announce themselves as
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the major party on the on the british political spectrum there so a lot of votes going towards these type of organizations a lot of votes going away from traditional parties that we had seen many here in europe have said that this is a move towards parties that want to see the breakup of the european union will have to wait to see what they do when they get into the parliament building just over to my left and they take up their seats in power. it just presidential elections on our way and security has been tied in as voters had to the polls the ballot is expected to sweep into power a former army chief sisi who has been defacto leader says he toppled the first freely elected president mohamed morsi last summer despite serious human rights concerns supporters believe says he will get on top of the country's energy crisis and islamist violence that has driven away foreign investors and tourists such as.
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u.s. president barack obama is leaving empty handed from a ghana stand after his counterpart hummock karzai refused to meet him at an american military base outside kabul the relationship between the two leaders soured after cars are refused to sign a crucial security pact that would allow some u.s. troops to stay in the country the u.s. invaded afghanistan thirteen years ago as part of the war on terror. an express train has derailed and slammed into a parked freight train in north india at least forty people were killed in the accident rescue workers are trying to free those trapped under a wrecked carriages and india has one of the largest rail networks carrying twenty three million passengers daily the system is plagued by frequent accidents which are often blamed on poor maidens and human error. now most ukrainian voters have opted for a confectionery billionaire to be their next president judging by early results
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petro poroshenko has already secured more than fifty percent of the votes for a prime minister yulia timoshenko is way behind in second with around thirteen percent but the leader of neo nazi and far right parties barely registered mitri jarosz from the radical right sector group scrapping about one percent of the votes now let's take a closer look at the man who will most likely take the top job in ukraine well he was a magnet with a fortune estimated by forbes to be around one point six billion dollars and he owns a confectionery firm at a t.v. channel although he's pledged to get rid of he's asked it's when he takes office par shantelle isn't new to the political scene has been on good terms with three presidents in a row and asked for his c.v. he was head of the budget committee back in two thousand and two while five years later he became one of the bosses of ukraine's national bank and in
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a two thousand and twelve he served as a comic developments and trade minister by camp our chance to turn that political and business act human to unite a deeply divided country so far he's pledged to step up the military crackdown in the rest of east as both leader now reports. as for gods the only raced in the country's east india regions he said that he would not be stopping the military crackdown in fact the word he used and this is a quote is that it needed to happen in a more efficient way what exactly this means has people guessing if they remind you that pushing could did say that he planned to travel to the east and talk to leaders there but it's very difficult to imagine what he's going to put on the table that is going to be palatable to people who are in the first place see these elections as being illegal publishing co on the topic of dialogue with moscow said he was ready to hold discussions with russia but again the question needs to be honest exactly what these discussions and this dialogue is going to tail with moscow has
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a way he said that for any kind of meaningful into change to take place the kid government needs to stop firing on its own people. now more of what's happening around the world for you online including an australian senator who found an unusual way to show his colleagues that state security is far from up to scratch by brady a pipe bomb and serious question. also there the story of a terrifying it's out on a pop group in japan when a man or wielding a saw lunged at them during an event for fans. your friends post a photo from a vacation you can't afford college you differently. your boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend stupendous tear jerking poetry keep john norris. reposed only what really matters at r.t.
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to your facebook news feed. and a deadly trans growing among russian use train surfing on top of speeding carriages but what started as risky fun lands some of them in hospital or worse this fourteen year old suffered an electric shock while riding on a top on top of a train he lost consciousness and his friends took him to hospital with appalling injuries another train surfer in moscow was even less lucky on sunday and died after being electrocuted letter as a reports of the suicidal craze which started claimed around six hundred lives last year. the saps and trainers russia's two hundred fifty kilometer per hour link between moscow and st petersburg but what passengers don't know is that there could be a stowaway just above their heads this is what the ride looks like for oman gromov he claims to have gone riding on the sap sands route twenty six times at least six rides the entire six hundred fifty kilometer distance. i started train surfing
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about eight or nine years ago i had to travel by train a want and it was usually very crowded inside and very hot in summer and smell like homeless people so i thought why not try writing notes so i did enjoy fresh air instead despite the obvious danger he thinks it's no riskier than riding a bike. or going to do that though i saw someone train sort of long ago but it wasn't very popular back then i thought it was bad and dangerous and then one day i was running late for my train so i decided to try it and i realise that it is a perfectly normal way to ride but the town of our tannian knows that isn't true her brother and his friend were killed riding on the roof six months shy of beach his twentieth birthday. but there was some tubes above the railway line and when they raised their heads they hit the tubes vanya fell off the train immediately and vito was knocked into the space between the carriages when the train arrived he was
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already dead. he's not the only one. in two thousand and eleven russia's interior ministry said nearly one hundred fifty youngsters were killed train serving in russia riders can get electrocuted slam into tunnel walls and other stationary objects or lose hold and fall off on may fifteenth a seventeen year old boy died when he was out by power lines atop a moscow train there are fines and penalties for train surfing but in most countries they amount to just a slap on the wrist for now the most effective deterrent maybe the warnings from people like tatyana. and it gives you an adrenaline rush and it's addictive don't start doing it just don't otherwise someday you just won't make it out alive or you lose someone close to you who you just can't live without. devastated by her loss she says she'll spend the rest of her life trying to keep other risky riders from buying more than one way ticket mattresses r t moscow. well sanctions threatened against russia and what moscow turning to beijing means for the global economy
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businessman investor jim rogers gives us his perspective and seven go in a couple of minutes. why do candidates you smear tactics to get in office because it works if all that mattered about a candidate were their positions they would just hand out piece of paper with the guys position for them but that's not how it works people make choices based on emotions whether they are buying a can of pop or selecting their candidate it's the packaging that counts heck obama won at ages marketer of the year for one of his campaigns yet image is everything but in texas one hopeful for the lieutenant governor's chair has used arrivals of medical records against him the incumbent david do hearst has been able to use the
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medical records which were released by another candidate who dropped out to make his opponent look crazy because he was at a psychiatric hospital twice with around the clock observation for severe depression now is it ok to use this info in a campaign maybe the public should know if someone is crazy legally it's probably ok and yet it works but is this hypocritical all of us are guilty of something and if you take our worst moments as a person then you could make anyone look evil this is the tactic of the week with nothing to offer the public so they hide behind slander they just want the position of power and nothing more but that's just my opinion. right. order.
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it's all on politicking only on our t.v. . not so well sanctions threats against russia send ripples of panic across the world of investment there's still those sort of made on face by the political turmoil called biggest risk of putting your trust in the russian markets and how long until the anxiety blows over well we'll ask the man who knows all about following the money around investor jim rogers. with the west pushing russia further away to securing
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a historic people to asia having signed hundreds of billions of dollars worth of deals russia and china closer than ever before. should do with the. radio and its proclaimed mission of isolating russia and. threats just on demanding trust in the dollar. tim rogers renowned and master of business not an author welcome to the program great to have you with us so we're going to start with the sanctions the west is busy with them coming up with a new round for russia but russia meanwhile has made a historic thirty year gas deal with china how painful duty is saying the consequences could be for europe and the united states. well i will have to say. washington seems to be making one mistake after another and i don't like saying it since i'm an american citizen but you know america is driving russia and china together americas driving russia more and more to asia that cannot be good for
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america but they see keep making mistakes in washington so you're saying he wasn't here open willingly and pushed russia and china together well unfortunately because seems to really bungled this whole thing very badly as you know they tried to do their best to instigate a coup and in ukraine against an elected government they did somewhat successfully but then they didn't think through the consequences mr putin seems to have outsmarted us you know they boot now controls crimea which russians have controlled for many decades so that's not so unusual what's unusual is that america didn't think what through what they were doing it seemed to just react on a day to day basis so now crimea is part of russia though the russians have more and more allies in asia. i'm afraid america just didn't think it through they
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bungled the act and on a day to day basis they reacted to events instead of looking to the future and controlling events here putin seems about smarted mr obama now you have called us actions in regards to ukraine and other embarrassment for the us foreign policy why and why do you think it has gotten wilder than first place. that's an extremely good question why did they get involved in the first place because we haven't confidence in the state department in washington i guess they thought that they could control ukraine which would give america more influence in central central europe and would certainly damage russia but in the end it seems to have strengthened russia and as damaged america they you know politicians make mistakes bureaucrats make mistakes all the time like this it was america that made the mistakes and not russia but if you're saying that the whole ukraine or affair is
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a geo political failure for america why do you think it will also part the u.s. economy where does the economy coming well i didn't say i was going to hurt the u.s. economy not anytime soon but if if russia now does more and more trade with asia instead of with europe and instead of with the west then obviously that's not that's good for russia it's good for asia but america gets cut out and europe gets cut out you know russia used to sell a lot of gas to europe it still does but if they stop selling gas to europe natural gas to europe and sell it to asia that is not good for europe and ultimately not good for the u.s. either because the u.s. and europe are huge trading partners george soros proposed opening up us to try to drive the prices down in the effort to hurt russian economy now is that sensible is
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punishing russia was tapping into those reserves. well america's does have oil reserves but they're not enough to i mean if we sold all of our oil reserves it's not enough to have any kind of significant effect on the world oil market it might make the market go down for a day or a week or two weeks even then the market's going to go back before the market even go back more because then america would have sold its oil reserves it we wouldn't have anything in reserve so i again you would have to ask him i don't know but that doesn't seem like a very viable solution to me but once again in your opinion if fresh and gas is sent flowing a store to china and there's trade trouble with russian gas and gear up well the united states may able to fill that gap no i mean america says it could but it it would take a long time for america you know to get gas natural gas from america to europe you know just sort of snap your fingers and do that you know just put it on a boat or
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a plane you've got to have special ports on both sides you've got to have special ships you've got to have the natural gas in the right place no yeah it could happen some day but some day is a long time away and if russia stop selling natural gas to europe that's going to hurt europe for several years until american gas can come and that presumes and supposes that there is enough american gas natural gas this ship to europe europe uses a lot of natural gas and america at the moment has them seems to have a surplus of natural gas will they have a surplus in five years i don't know will they have enough to supply europe with gas for many years i doubt it. now i don't want to know that the european union has begun sending financial aid to ukraine do you think ukraine will ever be able to pay that money back back to the european union oh i doubt it very seriously
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they're going to have to take that money to pay russia pay russia for the natural gas no i think this will be just a form of foreign aid from europe to ukraine if they do it i don't see how ukraine can ever pay the money back. now as an investor what economic benefits are there for you and the united states what are they expecting out of this whole affair but how do you attract investors to the country when there is civil war raging between east and the west. for us and three really good question i don't see i don't see what was in it for europe and the us other than some kind of geopolitical game that bureaucrats and politicians like to play i don't see what the purpose of this was other than through some kind of suppose a chess game i don't see what america expected. ukraine has a lot of agriculture but other than that i mean those agricultural products get
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sold owns of the world market so i don't see what why america tried to get so involved with ukraine it just does not make any sense to me and as i said earlier it seems to be hurting america now rather than helping america since the consequences have not gone the way they thought they would in the do you think the west has failed to isolate russia politically and economically or the west going to end up isolating russia at the end. i don't see that it's hurt russia maybe there's something i don't know but i don't see that this is hurt russia in any way at this point. what does all of this mean for the dollar i mean lastly question economy minister told me the rubble and other national currencies will be used for trade to diversify risk so where does that leave dollar. well again i don't figure like saying it is because i'm an american citizen an american taxpayer
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an american voter but if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people more and more people would say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar maybe i shouldn't have my my money in u.s. dollars at the same time as you know russia and china are now going to trade with each other in their own currencies instead of the u.s. dollar more and more people are doing the same thing starting to trade in other currencies besides the u.s. dollar this is just a continuing long term move away from the u.s. dollar and i'm afraid that the u.s. is pushing people away from the u.s. dollar with our actions so if you're saying that other players will move away from the dollar and then chile where where does the leave where does that leave the american economy well the u.s.
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has been the world's reserve currency has had the world's medium of exchange and with so far we've been able to do a lot of things because we can just print more u.s. dollars you know we have a huge balance of trade deficit we have huge government deficits because we can print more money if there comes a time when we cannot print money when the world will not just hate us dollars because we say here they are then that cripples america in many many ways that the pentagon the offense department in the u.s. has already said that the deficit in the u.s. is a major potential weakness from the military point of view. just recently the space people said you know every country in the world has eventually collapsed and the way america's going we might collapse to that this is not me this is the defense department in america and this is the space agency and america saying these things
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but if you read history sophie it's true it's correct it when people do not have the money that they used to have they can't they're limited in many ways you cannot have as many soldiers you cannot have as many airplanes you cannot send ships all over the world because somebody has to pay for it and if you don't have the money to pay for it anymore. you're in trouble all right jim we're going to take a short break right now so cool we'll be back with financial guru jim rogers to talk pros and cons of investing in russia right now so stay with us. from tragedy so far for merely an attempt to legitimize current political realities
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this is how many see ukraine's presidential elections how droll this country already had an elected head of state in this election when millions would not even participate begin to topple ukraine's. right to see. her street. and i think picture. on our reporters. to be a. little. but . we're going to do that you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because
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tear jerking poetry keep. ignore it. we post only what really matters at r.t. to your facebook use feet. and we're back with jim rogers famous investor and businessman so jim you are known to invest in places where others will not dare to and right now you seem to be putting your trust in russia well why now when all the instability in ukraine is causing the rubble to fall that investors. are extremely scared and cautious well there's been a long term adage in the investment world that you buy when the when the disaster because if you buy one when everybody else is panicking and dumping you're probably
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going to make a lot of money in the end unless the world comes to an m. i don't suspect that russia is going to come to an end russia has huge assets russia has lots of foreign currency reserves as well so when i saw russia collapsing i thought i should buy and i did buy. i have been becoming more optimistic about russia over the past year or two anyway because you do have big reserves and there are positive changes taking place in russia as far as i'm concerned so i hope so for that your parents taught you to buy low and sell high that's what i'm trying to do well listen when i invest in ukraine in that case i mean obviously that's where the real tour melissa going on you can buy really low right now. and i certainly could but i have i've only been to ukraine twice in my life but i will tell you i have never been impressed with the government or the
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management of the ukraine you don't buy something just because it's low because it can get lower and lower and lower rather by a sound situation rather than one that's in turmoil that's going to continue to be in term or if you've looked at the ukrainian government over the past ten or fifteen years you know what i'm talking about something of course i might invest in the ukraine but not not now so what are you thinking how soon will all this political turmoil blow over for the russian market several months a year. well no i would suspect that it's going to america maybe may put on some more sanctions of some sort but even that is not working terribly well as you probably know the canadian so fast allies of america recently said no we're not going to do with us anymore we don't want to play this game of sanctions against russia europeans don't seem to be too keen on sanctions so i suspect that the
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sanctions after another round or two will probably sort of dry up and go away because again it's doing nothing it doesn't hurt the russians doesn't seem to and it's driving the russians there are plenty of people who will do business with the russians look at a map russia is a gigantic country and lots of countries that will do business with russia so i don't suspect this is going to last too much longer now you personally in terms of investing in russia you're not looking good looking at non energy companies is that right well i have plenty of energy investment so i'm not investing in energy companies and russia i'm trying to five other parts of the russian economy well i should ask you one last are entering russia but i'm looking well i buy the russian index which is a basket of russian shares i've owned shares of the moscow's stock exchange i o.
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arrow for i own aeroflot i'm looking for other areas to invest i don't have many in the others yet but i'm looking. i got to says that from what you're saying that more sanctions are imposed then more buying opportunities are and russia is that's how it works exactly. well i said if there are more sanctions washington keeps saying they're going to put on more sanctions so i presume they will if that's what they say they're going to do they probably will do it. and usually when something like that happens stocks a good week at least for a while i have no idea what's going to happen whether they'll do it or whether it's going to make stocks weeks but it often does well get them buying law like you see it like you say seems like a well known basic strategy but you not afraid for the long term state of the russian economy even with a possible third wave of sanctions no of course i my point about sanctions is they
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don't seem to be hurting russia i don't see that there are any major sanctions that can hurt russia over any extended period of time so no i am for one do not see how sanctions from america especially if there are don't go along with them or don't go along with a minute big way i don't see how that can hurt russia other than maybe in the short term it's just i don't see it. you know with all these numerous trade deals signed in shanghai do you think it will lure investors back to russia and reassure them. yes i mean the russian market is already up over the last couple of months as you probably know yes more and more people see that the sanctions are very buyable that it hasn't hurt russia in some ways and strengthening russia because now they're doing more business with china trying to support a successful economy so it's not hurting and in some ways it's actually helping
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russia because it's driving russia to other parts of the world russia doesn't have to use the u.s. dollar to trade with china now because the chinese and the russians have made currency deals is just driving people away from the u.s. dollar not towards u.s. dollar now do you expect to see gains from your investments in russia let's say during your lifetime during my lifetime yeah well i hope i live alone time sophie so yes. i live alone well i hope to but tell me one more thing do you feel like there's a shift in the global economic balance are we going to see more asian giants sign economic deals with russia you think oh i'm sure we will i'm sure of the fact that the russians are now pushing more towards asia partly out of necessity and so you will certainly see and i know that moscow is putting huge amounts of money into the
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to the far east i know that you've built the railroad all the way into north korea you know i know russia is putting a push towards asia and obviously if there are opportunities for asians they're going to take advantage of it so i know it's happening now you have said that you're astonished that moscow is on its way to becoming an international financial center and you really think it has what it takes. no what i said was i'm astonished that they think that they're going to try i don't know if they can make mr putin says he wants to make moscow a major financial center i'm astonished i never thought of moscow as a potential financial center but i do know moscow is going to spend a lot of money and time and energy trying to develop itself as a major financial center and if they just by trying they're going to make moscow
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more attractive whether it works or not and to fifteen years i don't know but in the meantime a lot of money and effort is going to try to make financial sense by talking about ten fifteen years and i your children have been learning chinese from very young age is that where the future is in china. future in my view china is going to be the most important country in the twenty first century whether we like it or not and extend this move of russia more towards asia just reinforces that whole trend of china becoming more and more important in the world why are we investing in russia then are you investing in russia and china as well russia is russia is one of the most hated stock markets in the world perhaps that can own it to argentina which is hated more i have learned that when things like that happen it's usually pretty cheap russia has
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a convertible currency has very low debt has lots of resources and when the stocks get knocked down i started invest because i was very bearish on russia for for forty six years of my life i've only started becoming positive on russia in the last couple of years so i do think i see opportunities and therefore of investing so when did you first come to russia i first went to russia in one nine hundred sixty six and came away pessimistic and was pessimistic for the next forty six years knew it wouldn't work but now i see positive changes taking place and so i started investing in russia the what was that moment that actually changed your mind to remember no it was not anything specific it was a series of events i happened i went to vladivostok i saw what was happening and lot of. changes i went to moscow
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a couple of times i saw changes taking place i heard some of the government officials and what they were doing how they were setting up investment funds to invest with foreigners so that everybody would need to make money or lose money together i saw a variety of things happening over a period of time and no. result was i decided that russia wasn't as bad as it had been for forty six years. i want to ask one more question about china thinking that china is still an emerging market even though it's huge and it's strong and it hasn't suffered any crisis yet but it might at some point like all the markets do so when that happens how did the world markets protect themselves is it even possible well china is the second largest economy in the world of the second largest economy in the world has problems it's going to affect some people if nothing else the people who do business with china will be suffering and when
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that's a lot of people because it is such a huge economy now it's just like if if america has problems it affects a lot of people of japan as problems that affect some people so there's no question that china will have problems i don't know what or when or why but every country has problems somewhere along the line what is a little bit unusual is it's been a long time since china has had major problems that is the extreme rio unusual that's one reason i'm not buying many shares in china right now they have big debts internal debts so i'm waiting in case is another problem come you know or a problem coming out of china and if there is a problem are some problems i hope i was smart enough to buy more china all right jim thank you so much for this interesting insight for your advise we're talking about the war talking to jim rogers went out in the western businessmen othar we're talking about who these sanctions can benefit and also why should people invest in
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this is all to international tonight one man who's been reportedly killed as the ukrainian army conducts an airstrike on donetsk international left hold in the east of the local pro ptolemy forces seize control we've got the latest coming up. this is sweet dreams come true for ukraine confectionery. petro poroshenko who's emerged as winner in the presidential race while pledging to boost the military operation in for a while ptolemy eastern regions we've got live comment coming up on that. also headlining tonight years of isolation in jail bahrain's key human rights activist shares details of his ordeal with r.t. after serving as a term for taking part in protests against the monarchy that. i just love britain to leave the european union i want europe to leave the european union and see e.u.
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parties rock the blocks parliamentary election more than doubling their seats with the french and the british euro skeptics boasting the biggest wins. for getting bigger just joined us is kevin over here r t h q in moscow tonight just after eight pm our top story then as i've just mentioned the ukrainian army has launched an air assault on the international airport near the city of donetsk today the hub of the pro-war tone of the revolt against kiev the airport was stormed by local defense self-defense forces overnight now we hear all roads leading to it are blocked by the military at the moment and there are reports search coming through to that at least one person has been killed in fighting at a nearby railway station these are the latest images we're getting from marty's video agency ruptly t.v. you can see there we go helicopters opening fire the self-defense forces say people
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are being evacuated more broadly from the area we're also getting reports of a death toll on fire near the runway and one missile landing on the grounds of a local plant machinery plant there or factory well arty's me from washington is following the situation at the donetsk airport she's there for us. the situation here is turning very dramatic and what we witness is a very dangerous escalation of the situation with the dinette city airport that early monday was seized by a group of gunmen identifying themselves as representatives of the south proclaimed people's jeanette's republic and was shot down four hours later with all flights suspended the road leading to the airport is currently cordoned off we were stopped around one kilometer before the airport itself and we were told that gunmen are still inside the airport also occupying the territory around the airport including the runaways while the ukrainian military surrounding them and the negotiations
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were currently under go in and then all of a sudden we saw first one and then two other ukrainian fighter jets overflying this area shortly after that we heard shots apparently someone from the ground tried to fire at the spider just quickly after that we saw three ukrainian military helicopters they were flying very low and they were moving towards the airport and just minutes after that we heard firing even the sounds of explosions of course a very dangerous escalation of what has been going on here and of course concerns are very high about how it may and. the war and we have notion of the risk analysis of the situation ukraine and bring in victor figure all of clark he is an international affairs expert from the london school of economics where the focus will be without international to talk about the president to be in just a moment but let's focus on what's happening in the east of the southeast first care of the scribes actions in the east is a quote operation would you agree though that the air assault you seem to the only
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airport. facing the remaining civilians in he's actually there or not. well i think that the use of that kind of rhetoric in this particular situation is rather worrying. in the wake of this electoral victory what we would have hoped to have seen i think is a scaling down of the rhetoric and a political solution to what is clearly a political problem unfortunately we seem to be seeing either a loss of control of certain elements of the military or the new national guard units the right wing militia units which have been. behind some of the recent fighting or an effort by the new government to rely on force rather than a political solution to this terrible problem so what's your prognosis is anything like the change so now it's going to carry a like a lot like this for at least the next few weeks. world it's difficult to
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see how this problem can be resolved militarily without thrusting europe the ukraine and perhaps even europe as a whole into a much greater crisis than is already being witnessed any further. repression in the southeast than areas of ukraine will put increasing pressure on the russian government to take some kind of action and also risks. autonomous escalations. in on on behalf of or by people within these areas of ukraine and that is extremely worrying you know wars can spin out of control or other wars can occur very rapidly in tense situations like this particularly when violence is being used effectively just on the line for a second i just want to go through well with our viewers a little about petro poroshenko of course the president of waiting at the moment we
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put together a little bit of c.v. and background here so come back genocide to talk about the money and self right let's take a look at it shall we put a show because a magnet with a fortune estimated at around one point six billion dollars it's a very rich man indeed according to forbes the owners are confectionery firm and also a t.v. channel channel five ukraine as you can see there although he has pledged to get rid of his assets as when he takes office no it isn't new to the political scene he's been on good terms with three presidents in a row in the past as for his c.v. he was head of the budget committee in two thousand and two fast forward five years later became one of the bosses of ukraine's national bank and just couple of years ago he served as an economic development and trade minister so this guy has been on the scene before victor back to you because he's not exactly what you call the new broom to sweep clean what is what is he going to bring to the so-called party is he
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really the man to calm things down here because he said he wants to step up military operations in the east. yeah i mean my worry would be that someone with a political career is very good as he is is actually looking for power for their own. material benefit rather than for the benefit of ukrainians the whole i mean one of the. protest slogans of the euro my done movement and the protest movement in general over the last few months has been a desire to get rid of corruption and rule by oligarchs in ukraine and yet here we have arguably one only got replaced by another with a slightly different geopolitical vision and i think the worrying thing for the people of the ukraine must be that this particular government is talking is signing agreements with the i.m.f. and the world bank. that will result in structural adjustment programs which have
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been shown to have extremely negative effects on the population as a whole in other parts of the world latin america for example. and which result in a large transfer of wealth from ordinary people towards oligarchs and transnational corporations now. i don't think that is. a positive outcome for the people of ukraine therefore i don't think that but i think it's going to actually. resolve the social economic crisis that brought ukraine to this situation in the first place i guess victor we could talk all night about why other candidates so maybe more popular candidates new brooms hadn't come forward but they didn't so the man seems to be here now to be taking the presidency soon russia says it will work with whoever is voted in as president is he the man to work with russia what's going to happen next he said he's going to meet russia soon after he's been to poland and spoke to america. well i sincerely hope so i know
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that he has in his past has had good relations with russian officials and with puts in him self remains to be seen whether or not the type of foreign policy in which he is talking about. carrying through would enable him to actually build bridges toward russia and resolve this situation. for example he was talking about it although he's not talking about going into nato immediately he is talking about some kind of military association agreement with nato which would for russia i think be that much the same thing and not the kind of action which would spur russia or improve relations with russia and enable this crisis to be defused a bit to figure out from london school of economics very good to have you on the program thanks thank you so much for being an art international. now stories are emerging the western media would say chechen fighters from russia are on the ground
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in ukraine but one truck was different full of gunmen from chechnya what you're about to hear is a startling insight into how involved russia may be i am not a chechen so russian citizens are to one set of russian spies. and i needed though says he's surprised by those reports claiming the forces in his command of not left russia. the which is if there are chechens there i know nothing about it but if this information is correct i'd love to know who exactly is there and why if the west wants to portray this as though we were sending our guys there well all our fighters our own. words from ramzan kadyrov himself stay with our teams and learn about a chilling trend on the trains coming up we report on the adrenaline junkies on russia's railways riding on top of trains which proves a one way ticket to death by hundreds of youths per year.
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by any human rights activist no bill rodgers back in the battle for democracy in this country after having served a two year prison term for taking part in mass protests he says the situation in bahrain today is actually worse than when he went to prison after spending more than six hundred zero again after spending more than six hundred days in confinement the forty nine year old campaigners called for the release of all political prisoners during his trial in two thousand and twelve roger told the court he'd been abused and mistreated in preter pretrial detention having been kept in solitary confinement almost naked and sometimes with a dead animal all right well one of the first things he did after being released was to visit the grave of his mother his mother died during his imprisonment let's take a look a bit closer now at how he ended up one of the world's most prominent human rights figures and a criminal in his own country. back in two thousand and two he founded the bahrain
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center for human rights he ran it for nine years defending and promoting human rights in the gulf kingdom but when the bahraini uprising broke roger became a target then for persecution fast forward may twentieth eleven armed men broke into his home detained him and beat him he was released after interrogation the following month tear gas canisters were fired at his seventy year old mother's house roger received death threats over twitter from a retired security official that in may two thousand and twelve he was arrested after taking part in julius surges show on r.t. three months later after that roger was sentenced to three years in jail for organizing and participating in protests which the authorities said were illegal and aimed at toppling the monarchy his term was reduced them by one year in december so now he's out paul scott spoke to be a road job in one of his first t.v. interview since being released. being good itself is the violation for my diary of expression. what do you mean jail for the past two years trying to distance me
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from my people in fact i was kept in isolation in the past two years i was not in a proper jaded as with a couple of thousands of political prisoners but i was separate in a separate building for two years just to make sure that i don't connect with the prisoner we've spoken about the isolation that you suffered how did you remain strong for out the two years and what are your plans now believe in because i'm holding the believe in the values that i am fighting for keeps me going it is not an easy thing speciate me i have lost my mother i have lost my and the i have lost my cousin i have lost my uncle i have lost my cousin lost many friends who would have been lost their lives while i'm in the prison because it clearly maybe i was
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tortured once only what i had witnessed other people being tortured in the front of my eyes and i have seen people being tortured by twenty's bleeding and all that i was taking. confinement for no reason that i have committed for no reason at least i know past accident by what he said i was beating once and i had a back injury and i was asked to stand and sit naked. that has damaged my back make it was left out i was taken to hospital and that was the only physical incident that happened to me but i have seen other people being tortured so what sort of situation have you come out. so in bahrain i what's the situation like in the country as we speak all the people human rights activists
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like me out of behind by the train and that's why you see this kind of violence situation is worse and the gap between the political. power and the people is why you've got the ruling family for the past three years it's futile you can be talking about dialogue but in reality there was no dialogue and yet i don't see any close by as you know we've been ignored by the international community because bahrain is wouldn't go so far to go for the rich part of the world which has a lot of influence in the worst reading each country in different the men are based on the financial background that older audience is that will not help with it there were certain countries and this is what's happening unfortunately we see we're still a country ignoring completely i will struggle for justice and democracy in this
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part of the world but if you want to see more of our full interview with roger be counted on our website ulti dot com. colleagues who heads the monitoring section of the bahrain center for human rights he is not optimistic about the situation either. behind is becoming a haven for you might like to find out i think it was from two thousand if you just to track down did not stick around if you don't so nothing have been. the only change is that the number of people i've become more and that i've thought of people who. have been more i mean we either then now we have reached almost four thousand of friends and i don't punch in the number of people are going to be one of the one hundred and so the only change is that the number of people and the number of victims you know that some of the crackdown did not change and this sticking continuing. on a daily basis. stay with us to learn how europe's been struck by what's been
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described as a political earthquake over the last twenty four hours as parties wanting to break from brussels a merge victorious in the european elections in some of the blocs key countries we'll tell you more right after this quick break. from tragedy so far for merely an attempt to legitimise current political realities this is how many see ukraine's presidential election after all this country already had an elected head of state in this election when millions they're not even begin to tackle ukraine's enormous problem. please speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the r.p. interviews intriguing stories for you.
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to find out more visit our big teeth it's called. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there saying if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people more and more people will say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar. hello again the twenty fourteen european elections have seen euro skeptic party storming into the political map with the unity and two of the biggest victories was seen in france and britain while center parties projected to retain a majority in the european part of the skeptics though are expected to double their presence to the results been met with unease by a number of governments for example the french prime minister has called them
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a political earthquake and he may have a point given what some of the victorious euro skeptic leaders are now bullishly saying. just want britain to leave the european union i want europe to leave the european union i don't believe that flag but i'm for about a president whose name by one knows really represent what europe should be celebrated seek our people demand just one kind of politics the politics of the french for the french with the french our people no longer want to be directed from above you be marie le pen there with the euro skeptics also gained ground in denmark and greece where the center left managed to secure victory in germany and italy is ots peter all over with more on how the new e.u. parliament shaping up that. well as the results begin to formulate we are seeing a rise in the amount of europeans that voted for right wing or euro skeptic parties these organizations have seen
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a great bump in the polls compared to the last time around when you have a look at the figures right now if we look at countries like france we've seen twenty five percent of the vote there that was six percent back in the last election it was held in denmark twenty seven percent of the vote and in greece twenty six point five percent compared to a mere four point seven the last time elections were held now one of the countries that we have seen major developments is in the united kingdom we've seen voters in britain swarm towards the united kingdom independence party vehemently anti e.u. party and from then that we've we've seen them pay sickly announce themselves as the major party on the on the british political spectrum there so a lot of votes going towards these type of organizations a lot of votes going away from traditional parties that we had seen many here in
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europe have said that this is a move towards parties that want to see the breakup of the european union will have to wait to see what they do when they get into the parliament building just over to my left and they take up their seats in power britain's voters are shown that they're clearly fed up with the main parties racing ahead of them in the euro elections the u.k. independence party whose leader nigel for r l the most extraordinary result in british politics for a hundred years labor the conservatives are left trailing while the liberal democrats have just one m.e.p. left we are a long standing labor party m.e.p. glen ford while the euro skeptics are in vogue right now in the u.k. and europe. part of the problem is that they don't live if you're a big girl it's a very it's a very nasty your for many people in terms of encouraging cuts in public expenditure and the rest so some of the different somewhat no europe and sun just want to keep the political class what underlying these much of the xenophobia much of the
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support for a populist party is is that people are suffering and we need to make sure that we end austerity europe and start getting if you don't start putting money into the economy to actually create jobs growth and. a future looks more hopeful than what we have at the moment. or what's happening around the world few online too for most including vs trillion a senator who founded the usual way to show his colleagues that state security was far from up to scratch he brought a pipe bomb into a session. also there to the story of a terrifying attack on a pop group in japan when a man wielding some more money did them during a vent for france. egypt's presidential elections are underway and security has been tightened as voters head to the polls the ballots expected to sweep into power former army chief abdul fattah el-sisi who's been defacto leaders since toppled the first freely elected president morsi last summer despite serious
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human rights concerns supporters believe sisi will get on top of the country's energy crisis and islam is violence that stripping away foreign investors into wrists. u.s. president barack. from afghanistan after his counterpart how many cars i refused to meet him at an american military base outside kabul the relationship between the two leaders soured after cause i refused to sign a crucial security pact that would allow some u.s. troops to stay in the country the u.s. invaded afghanistan thirteen years ago as part of the war on terror. here in express trains to rail and slammed into a parked freight train in north india at least forty. people have been killed in that accident rescue workers are trying to free the people trapped in the wrecked carriages india's got one of the largest rail networks it carries twenty three million passengers daily the system though is plagued by frequent accidents which are often blamed on poor maintenance and human error. and another story of trains
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to come. growing among russian the use these trains. writing on top of speeding carriages but what starts as risky fun learned some of them in hospital or worse this fourteen year old suffered an electric shock well riding on top of a trainee lost consciousness and his friend took him to hospital with appalling injuries another train surfer of moscow was even less lucky on sunday he died after being electrocuted. reports next on the suicidal craze which is thought claimed around six hundred lives last year my find some of the pictures coming up upsetting here. the saps and trainers russia's two hundred fifty kilometer per hour link between moscow and st petersburg passengers don't know is that there could be a stowaway just above their heads this is what the ride looks like for a man gromov he claims to have gone riding on the sap sands route twenty six times at least six rides the entire six hundred fifty kilometer distance. i started train
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surf and about eight or nine years ago i had to travel by train a lot and it was usually very crowded inside and very hard in summer and smell like homeless people so i thought why not try writing outside and enjoy fresh air instead despite the obvious danger he thinks it's no riskier than riding a bike or you're. going to get that the oh i saw someone train surf long ago but it wasn't very popular back then i thought it was bad and dangerous and then one day i was running late for my train so i decided to try it and i realise that it is a perfectly normal way to ride but tatiana of our tannian knows that isn't true her brother and his friend were killed riding on the roof six months shy of beach his twentieth birthday. but there was some tubes above the railway line and when they raised their heads they hit the tubes vine and fell off the train immediately and the tail was knocked into the space between the carriages when the train arrived he was already dead. he's not the only one in twenty eleven. russia's interior
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ministry said nearly one hundred fifty youngsters were killed train serving in russia riders can get electrocuted slam into tunnel walls and other stationary objects or lose hold and fall on may fifteenth a seventeen year old boy died when he was out by power lines atop a moscow train there are fines and penalties for train surfing but in most countries they amount to just a slap on the wrist for now the most effective deterrent maybe the warnings from people like tatyana i think. it gives you an adrenaline rush and it's addictive don't start doing it just don't otherwise someday you just won't make it out alive or you lose someone close to you who you just can't live without. devastated by her loss she says she'll spend the rest of her life trying to keep other risky writers from buying that one way ticket mattresses r t moscow. coming up when he craves presidential election the alienated the people of the east how will the radicals on
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle from tragedy to farce or merely an attempt to legitimize the current political realities this is how many see ukraine's presidential election after all this country already had an elected head of state can this election win millions that not even participate begin to tackle ukraine's enormous problems.
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to cross not through a presidential election in ukraine i'm joined by my guest in washington he's director of the rice institute for sort of being studies also in washington we have richard white's he's a senior fellow and director of the center of political military analysis at the hudson institute and in london we crossed alexander and across with he is a political commentator and a former kremlin advisor in the bush if i could go to you first in washington i'm calling this program ukrainian farce is this hyperbole on my part i don't think so peter i think it is a farce masquerading as a tragedy right now there's really no point to this election but to try to legitimize the regime that was installed in the end of february with the armed crew and half of the country isn't even voting and those that are voting are basically voting for whoever was served up to them on a silver platter by the united states government and the cool. so i wouldn't call this democracy i would call this a farce richard if i can go to you what is the point of this election here because
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you could make the point that it's going to alienate people in the east and south even more because they'll say this is not our president and you know what is the whatever is going to win and it's going to be an oligarchy or someone backed by an oligarchy how does that change the political calculus in ukraine i mean that's one of the biggest problems. you need to have some kind of authority in kiev we've got acting so far acting prime ministers and and the election is designed to. stole the didn't see some government in the winter it it's interesting it's not who the us or russia or some might have expected it looks like it's going to be a person who has business ties with russia but also has independence leanings so this person might be a good compromise but in any case you need somebody you need some kind of a let go a mandate for the government to clain the right to rule because as was pointed out
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it was. since the position of the previous president we just have we haven't had someone who receives an electoral backing. ok alexander how do you see this election here because again i mean we it no matter how you cut it it's going to be a pro european pro-american figure that's what it looks like at least well i don't really understand what's the point of this election because simply because the new president will grab one now for power because then you were eligible and is that the president has less power now than the parliament he. better than reading a new solutions that nothing was by the way for there's a solution during the campaign which was really a shame but to complain but very very strange complain and it's very difficult time to stem the finking because in this apart from the fact that we have another case or america and the e.u.
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exporting democracy exporting it to another country where i'm from the benefits that are made for the exposure to let you know we're good don't you goods which some companies for example supply bread so there's explaining that democracy gets the benefits and the employer have to use it struggles and i see ukraine struggling you know we went after this election i don't really see anything happening which would benefit the ukrainians number one of the great tragedies of what's going on in ukraine in my opinion and it goes all the way back to the february twenty first is that it's allowed it has legitimized radical forces like right sector into the mainstream and i'm i'm very worried because no matter who is elected there people like the right sector are going to say but remember we were the ones that pulled this off they are revolutionaries of one sort or another and i don't think they're going to let go of this process particularly since they're
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armed it's very difficult to control the dogs of war one state slipped a leash. one of the possibilities as richard millet is that this new president if it is who we think it's going to be might try to set up overtures with russia and it certainly would explain moscow's. odd readiness to recognize the results but at the same time how much power and how much authority will he really have if the right sector decides to topple him just like did it on a cove h. and because they got away with getting rid of me on a cold which was to stop them from doing so again i don't see anything preventing them they're shooting at their own armed forces at this point because they're refusing illegal orders to massacre civilians so these people are obviously the real power in the country not some elected figure you know richard i would like to see some kind of legitimate authority in ukraine don't get me wrong and i and and i don't know who that possibly could be but you know it does seem very difficult to
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see that whoever is going to be elected there within a few weeks or a few months first they have to go to washington brussels ok i'll understand that we're going to have to go to moscow too and i just don't see that happening in this environment particularly if this operation quote unquote anti-terrorist operation continues in the east. well i've so i make two points there are the good comments but first i would think that whoever was elected. would first trying go to eastern ukraine and other party for it for the he or she goes off to brussels or washington but you're right that a man will need a solution ukraine will require some degree of except and in moscow and brussels at least since i was at the level likely to be russia and the e.u. they're going to need to help the ukrainian economy recover and manage the difficult transition and say see now. and with respect to the what's
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happening with the right sector there is a disconnect when i was in moscow and on the show i hear a lot about that but elsewhere they they don't know nobody's been emphasising how strong they are outside that realm they don't appear to have much popular support and it's not clear to me i have the power to decide governments or start a war with russia or anything like that they are going to be a small. group maybe five percent before and then i think their influence is seen over anthracis in the russian media because they don't appear to be that strong from other sources well richard but that's that's my point i mean they can't win elections ok but that's obviously true and i think that this is what's worrisome because they may be a small group of people but it was a small group of people that tipped the power in during the coup february twenty first twenty second it was not a huge number of people in the bush you want to jump in go ahead. well peter i was
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just about to say that it doesn't matter whether they have five percent or fifteen percent support they believe that power comes from the barrel of the gun and they have guns so they're not going to care i mean they may not have much political influence but they have weapons they've torched people in odessa they've attacked people elsewhere they've attacked the ukrainian armed forces that refused to execute illegal orders these are people who do not hesitate to murder folks that they don't agree with and that's a problem you can't have people like that in a country that aspires to be functional alexander when president putin was in st petersburg a lot of people commented about his reaction about the russia will respect the democratic wishes of the people of ukraine and it did he didn't say he respected the process and i think that's a very interesting point that most media didn't pick up on it but let me go with
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the russian angle here one of the most talked about comments that putin made is he said. where's the money where's the money now this is probably pragmatism on the part of russia they want to deal with somebody in in camp that they can deal with it's going to be up to the ukrainians if it's legitimate or not russia is not going to make that determination i think it's very difficult for. the moment to actually see i mean by these two i think president putin made the right sort of statement in the sense that he started to come back on things a bit because in the rest of the media obviously everybody was saying the question is. you know russia is putting pressure russia russia wants to spurs elections to prove and so on and so he's got to really say this but the problem really is that we need to see what will that use the wednesday thursday and friday of the americans the europeans you when you have a car with respect to the new president will prepare sure. hume well that they'll
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be pushing him and saying look you have to be tough with russia you have to continue this rhetoric you have to accuse them of meddling in our in your affairs even the hint at the web you know that's they're saying that the russian troops on the ground russian intelligence offices are still in the east and sale and sam said this this i think we have to take them and write this a new president will do it and probably he will respond to events and what he will basically be about and i have a strange suspicion that the people in the state department and in the in brussels don't really went this tension to subside i think they actually went to station to continue and this is where the problem ace because the president let me be so there and then the pentagon think the president well here because here bill was watching because he was back and think so what about other people in brussels and washington you know saying to me what that they're doing because the campaign is
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about money you're correct you know where's the money coming from he was exposed to be expecting minute to come from the e.u. and russia and then them going from the center military found so he would be very cautious he would have to be very questions he would have to accept just from them ok and you think let me go let me go to richard now before we go to the break richard and that's a very interesting one how dependent will this new president be on the west. acca nomic lee this person will need i mean a hole in the government's going to need some kind of economic assistance from the west and from russia and diplomatically the same i mean there's no there's definitely going to depend on outside forces but not exclusively the west i would think that they need russia's help at least if not proactive at least passively not trying to. to to contribute to what is a very vulnerable economy very vulnerable five i think that this person if they're
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as intelligent as they're likely to be will try and work out the fact all right richard i mean let me jump in here gents we're going to go to a short break that out for that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine staying with r.t. . this is still one of the most isolated and mysterious places in the world old legends of cannibals make many people afraid to travel here but they're going to put us on the menu the europeans have been here for less than a hundred years few people know what secrets lay hidden within these forbidding
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mountains. they said a bunch of cannibals killed and ate a group of shamans a russian plane one of the biggest in the world flies over a pup when they get these wild mountains for the very first time. villagers have never even seen a come. what will they make of this huge steel. european workers are told never to venture out alone. truths and miss. right. first street. and i would think that you're. an army corps. instrument.
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i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because when full attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on here. coming up. at our teen years we have a different approach to the fellow because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. ok. you guys talk to the jokes while handling the stuff that i've got to.
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i think right. now i. want to get through. like. welcome back to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle to mind you were discussing the election in ukraine.
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ok let's go back to the bush and washington over the last six months seven months on nothing good has happened to ukraine in the boy shot i'm afraid i'm pessimistic what are the possibilities of my down three now. i would say so far very low but ask me again in about a month or so the problem is whoever ends up getting elected however they end up getting elected is going to have to make some tough decisions and the feeling i get based on the previous track record of everybody involved is that this new person is going to continue with the combat operations in the east he is actually go or she actually going to go to brussels and washington first and is going to ask for money and support from the west and the west alone not that russia would actually have any reason to support a government that's openly hostile to moscow so i don't really see based on a previous track record this guy. being any better any time soon i don't foresee
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that person actually taking action that would cause my down three if they do again let's see in a month's time now xander we've heard you were human shank i'd say that he will call for my down three and a referendum on nato membership for ukraine i mean this this is not moderation this is not deescalation this is really going to irritate russia because we've seen deescalation on the russian part there quietly watching i keep saying this so month after month month what russia watches but there are political forces in ukraine that really want to push this to the extreme first the way you do with the machine because because i'm going to scare them and i think that that's not going there more school but this washington brussels and they are kept at those that bad looking occur with the words feeling you know that something she might do the same for which member you wants to put the program i think at the moment is that we could have the betterment of the graphics you know whatever happened so during the
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elections it will not step some of their big bad most from trying to achieve their aims and that is what i think is crossing a lot of problems now look of course forgetting that the right wingers are expecting some sort of reward there when they have to go the way they're going to play down the arms and say ok thank you very much with that my driveway about where they went so we will have that in fact you can grow one bag i just am there but this is the point of this election but first there are these sides which are grown from each other for months within ukraine itself i'm sure very clear some sort of an agreement because you can't expect the new president through achieve anything if he is being fed by to my share by all of us and whether he is working because he's looking because he's back and actually probably. about the
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rights and some of the you know the drill mottos. you were in for example. and the libyan people and smashing our properties and so on because they think that it was better to do that because they have the witness the revolution that's right i've been to see and think this is your cup with me as a result of this election but please for real richard you said that maybe the first trip for the next president should be to the east like donuts i don't even think he would be welcome there what makes you think that he would be because if they're not participating in this election they could say who are you i'm sure this person may not be welcomed by many there but i think that would be a very magnanimous gesture and help the reconciliation process of course it's going to be necessary i mean unless russia plans and acts the eastern ukraine there and that they're doing there are going to be part of the rest of ukraine and after some point there is going to be some kind of reconciliation. in the bush oh yeah you're
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right there has to be reconciliation i think all of us have to agree with that but you know there's only one way of doing that and that is federalization or some kind of decentralization how long is it going to take because that's the only solution to this problem it's the only solution the key to what remains of the sovereignty of that state intact when are the people in kiev going to wake up to that when will washington finally realize this because it's been on the table for quite a bit. well that's the problem peter because with every passing day and more violence and more people acting out their fantasies and living in ukraine as if it's an episode of game of thrones any sort of political solution is a reconciliation it seems far far off and more far fetched federalization was an option two months ago and there was a window of opportunity for it and then all of a sudden the provisional government decided to launch a military offensive and arm oligarchy like column on ski and have him essentially
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run his own private state i think that is the solution that seems most logical for to benefit everybody but the people involved on the side of the provisional government and i'm afraid to say some people in washington just don't want to see it happen because they don't want peace they want to conflict alexander what do you think russia's next move is going to be because i my thesis has been it's actually done very very little it's been watching here and i tend to think that the forces in the in the other all agog they will turn on each other because russia hasn't taken the bait it is it wants the continue its business relationship with europe particularly its energy relationship and so does europe at the same time i mean the thing is is that instead that western media and western capitals want to point the finger at russia but actually you have to point to the finger inside of ukraine itself right now. well i think peter festival i think craft is right in insisting that there is a ceasefire and that with your well off government troops from the east i'm going
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to have to be honest with you i don't really see anything changing in ukraine went there with the president the new president says about as far as the problem is says i'm till your camp regular troops killing people in their cities and towns there's nothing to talk about and i don't think that people in the east want to even think about any sort of negotiations or discussions that said rice at this time least an intention the statement stated that the new president is prepared to do that then we might see a very very small problem says seven reconsideration very small as i stress and i think that the russians lectured at the man went should be spending a week and see paris you know sense that we can that there is still room that we can say we can bend everything physically possible if they specified semenya so so
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much to crave it has not been behaving in the way we like and aggressive which is where it is always quoted it is a question it always showing sending signals to keep calm and guys get your cards in that we can stop panicking but we are content to let the moment when you have a similar way up in the worst possible sense when you are using your troops to kill your own people so i think this crew is doing the right thing i think the better it was in the question of can you fight the manhunt they have to convince the world and the russia as well but they can do things that they can deal with obvious and that they can provide basically a basic right there to have basic law and order that in their own country richard richard i think this is the real quandary here because. the next president will want to say he or she is president of all of the country but at the same time on the first day in office if the operations military operations against civilians and
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protesters in the east if that continues that's going to be a hard sell isn't it president of all of ukraine. yes now we've been emphasizing the. violence from the right wing right dr which is true but there's of course there's also violence from other groups and clean production nationalists but. i mean that's something that they're going to have to deal with and i imagine that's going to require some security sector reform reconciliation federalization and i would object that federalization is consistently opposed by wash i think that's something that people have discussed for a while now the need to. have genuine local self-government perhaps the centralized government functions and the concerns of course that doesn't lead to separatism but i think that's a logical way for the political thing to evolve over time. in the bush era what
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kind of political capital with this president because his powers or her powers will be diminished because of. the law the constitution has been changed probably illegally this is why i really worry about this the legitimacy of it it's always so dubious here but you could have a weak president no matter how you cut it ok and we still have a rump parliament where what thirty percent of the parties that were elected in the last election are not represented at all there's the apostle banning of the communist and i can go on over and over list after list of the problems that this new president's going to face and i can't see any light at the end of the tunnel at least at this point well the new president is going to start with very little or almost no political capital about the only thing that we have going for them is the fact that they got elected under however dubious circumstances and then all a lot of it will depend on what they do next again if they called off that military operation in the east if they try to open up a dialogue that might help but so long as you have federalization in the form of
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giving a. private armies that's not the way forward. honestly the biggest challenge for this new president is to show that they are not a puppet of the west the they are not a puppet of anybody including the oligarchy inside the country and that they truly wish to bring ukraine back together and i don't see anybody willing much less able to do so you know alexander you know you can have all kinds of political colorations in ukraine but one thing stays all of arcs. yes unfortunately they're there but they have their own personal i mean it's there but playing like mad and i think the infighting only intensified after the selection because there ever was one to position themselves in a better way but let me tell you something else peter i've been taking to some key players in the europe this week about what's going on i mean craig and i could some
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pretty interesting scenarios for example there is a place where the suggestion of prince of this was a suggestion that the new whole administration well it should be agreed to release daniel scum lugansk and decide that this is a price worth paying to keep the country together not again i'm saying this is not the play which has been a problem by anybody but this is one of the suggestions but it's also not a suggestion ok which i like i wish you had started with your suggestions or because we have run out of time gentlemen fascinating program many thanks i guess in washington and in london and thanks to our viewers for watching us here darkie see you next time and remember.
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a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. we all told you my language of all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from somalia for instance and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your minor point among them save lives the security of a car is on the docket. no. thank you no more weasel words. when you say you know direct question and the prepared for a change when you're done you should be ready for a. pretty tough speech. down the printing press. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be sitting there
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saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people can more and more people would say maybe i should use the u.s. dollar. a. little. please. please. please. please.
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please. one man's reportedly killed is the ukrainian army conducts an air strike on donetsk international airport in the east of the local pro autonomy forces seize control. this is sweet dreams come true for ukraine in confectionary tycoon petro poroshenko who is a merging as victor in the presidential race while pledging at the same time to boost the military operation in pro autonomy eastern region. two years of isolation in jail bahrain's key human rights activists shares details of his ordeal with us at r.t. after serving his term for taking part in protests against the monarchy plus. just want britain to leave the european union i want europe to leave the european union and tea parties rock the blocks parliamentary election more than doubling
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their seats with french and british euro skeptics boasting the biggest win. over a good evening schieffer just choices his kevin international tonight the time just past nine pm now here in moscow first this hour the ukrainian army's launched an air assault on the international airport near the city of donetsk the hub of the tone of the revolt against kiev the airport was stormed by local self-defense forces overnight residents in donetsk say the city is now blocked by military forces and people are unable to evacuate to safety the reports of one person being killed in fighting at a railway station nearby. has the latest and from donetsk. the situation here is turning very dramatic and what we witness is a very dangerous escalation of the situation with the dinette city airport that
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early monday was seized by a group of gunmen identifying themselves as representatives of the self-proclaimed people's jeanette's republic and was shot down four hours later with all flights suspended the road leading to the airport is currently cordoned off we were stopped around one kilometer before the airport itself and we were told that gunmen are still inside the airport also occupying the territory around the airport including the runaways while the ukrainian military surrounding them and the negotiations were currently undergoing and then all of a sudden we saw first one and then two other ukrainian fighter jets overflying this area shortly after that we heard shots apparently someone from the ground tried to fire at these five it just took the after that we saw three ukrainian military helicopters they were flying very low and they were moving towards the airport and just minutes after that we heard firing even the sounds of explosions of course
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a very dangerous escalation of what has been going on here and of course concerns are very high about how it may and saluting reflection of the over the latest well this escalating violence in these comes hot on the heels of the presidential vote confectionery billionaire petro poroshenko is now the most likely winner judging by those early results so far he's already come out in support of the military crackdown on pro or ptolemy forces or discuss the chances of easing any turn sions anytime soon between kiev and the east with viktor figaro a clerk in international affairs expert from the london school of economics. we seem to be seeing either a loss of control of certain elements of the military or the new national guard units the right wing militia units which have been. behind some of the recent fighting or an effort by the new government to rely on force rather than a political solution to this terrible problem if you just stay on the line for
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a second i just want to go through with all of you is a little about petro poroshenko of course the president in waiting at the moment we put together a little bit of c.v. and background here so kombucha decided to talk about the money and self right let's take a look at it shall we put a show because a magnet with a fortune estimated at around one point six billion dollars it's a very rich man indeed according to forbes he owns a confection also a t.v. channel. it is new to the political scene he's been on good terms with three presidents in a row in the past as for his c.v. he was head of the budget committee in two thousand and two fast forward five years later became one of the bosses of ukraine's national bank just a couple of years ago he served as an economic development and trade minister so this guy has been on the scene before back to you because he's not exactly what you call the new broom to sweep clean what is that what is he going to bring to this so-called party is he really the man to calm things down here because he said he
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wants to step up military operations in the east i mean my worry would be that someone with a political career is very good as he is is actually looking for power for their own. material benefit rather than for the benefit of ukrainians the whole i mean one of the. protest slogans of the movement and the protest movement in general over the last few months has been a desire to get rid of corruption and rule by. and yet here we have arguably one oligarch replaced by another with a slightly different geo political vision. meantime in other news stories are emerging in the western media that say chechen fighters from russia are on the ground in ukraine one truck was different full of gunmen from chechnya i was you're about to hear is
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a startling insight into how involved russia may be i mean not only chechen also russian citizens i thought one said worse a russian spy i. think this is i was doing i see these. all the republics leader himself says he's surprised by these reports claiming the forces in his command have not left russia we are with is if there are chechens there i know nothing about it but if this information is correct i'd love to know who exactly is there and why if the west wants to portray this as though we were sending our guys there well all our fighters are at home. for runs and can do of himself stay with us here an hour to international a few minutes we'll tell you about a chilling trend on the train this we're reporting on the adrenaline junkies on russia's railways writing on the top of trains which proves
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a one way ticket for hundreds of youths per year. next the bahraini human rights activist now bill rodgers back in the battle for democracy in his country after having served a two year prison term for taking part in mass protests he says the situation these days in bahrain is worse than it was when he went to prison after spending more than six hundred days in confinement the forty nine year old campaigners called for the release of all political prisoners you know his trial back in two thousand and twelve rajib told the court he'd been abused and mistreated in pretrial detention having been kept in solitary confinement almost naked and sometimes with a dead animal or one of the first things he did after being released was to visit the grave of his mother who died while he was in prison let's not take a closer look shall we for a minute how he ended up as one of the world's most prominent human rights figures as a criminal at the same time his own country won the clock back to two thousand and two then he founded the bahrain center for human rights he ran that for nine years
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defending and promoting human rights in the gulf kingdom but when the bahraini uprising broke roger became the target of persecution in march twentieth eleven armed men broke into his home they detained him and beat him was released after an interrogation the following month tear gas canisters were fired at his seventy eight year old mother's house roger received death threats over twitter from a retired security official then in may two thousand and twelve. he was arrested after taking part in julia's sunday show here on r.t. three months later rodger was sentenced to three years in jail for organizing and participating in protests which the authorities said were legal and a mde of toppling the monarchy is to them was reduced by a year in december so now he is out but he's poor scott speaks to no job in one of his first t.v. interviews since being released. being good itself is the way they should fold my diary of expression. what do you mean just for the past two years trying to
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distance me from my people in fact i was kept in isolation in the past two years i was not. jaded as a couple of thousands of political prisoners but i was. in a separate building for two years just to make sure that i don't connect with the prisoner spoken about the isolation that you suffered how did you remain strong for of the two years and what are your plans now believe in the cause that i'm holding the believe in the values that i am fighting for keeps me going it is not an easy thing speciate me i have lost my mother i have lost my auntie i have lost my cousin i have lost my uncle i have lost my cousin lost the many friends who would have been to last what i am in a prison because it clearly maybe i was told once only what i had witnessed other
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people being tortured in the front of my eyes and i have seen people being tortured by police being that i was taking. confinement for no reason that i have committed for no reason at least i know past accident by the police i was beating once and i had a back injury and i was asked to stand and sit naked. that has damaged my back make it was that i was taken to hospital and that was the only physical incident that happened to me but i have seen other people being tortured so what sort of situation have you come out. in bahrain i was the situation like in the country as we speak all people human rights activist me out of behind it in bahrain and that's why you see this kind of violence situation
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is worse and the gap between the political. power and the people is why you go to the ruling family for the past three years it's futile you can be talking about dialogue but in reality there was no dialogue and yet i don't see any close by dialogue as you know we ignored by the international community because bahrain is wouldn't go so far to go for the rich part of the world which has a lot of influence in the worst reading each country in different demeanor based on the financial background or audience to it that will not help. if there were certain countries and this is what's happening unfortunately we see was the country ignoring completely i will struggle for justice and democracy in this part of the world. so if you want to see the full interview with bill rogers you can it's
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streaming whenever you want to catch it if you'd like to see more on our website called. we also spoke to one another colleagues who heads the monitoring section the bahrain center for human rights seems not optimistic about the situation either . behind is becoming hated for you much like if in that i'm actively trying to cause any damage to the crackdown did not say that. nothing has been. the only change is that the number of people i've become more and that i'm part of people who. have been more i mean we've either that now we have played almost four times in a prison i don't punch in the number of people that can be one of the one hundred it's so the only challenge is that the number of the number of victims you know that some of the crackdown did not change and this sticking continuing on a daily basis. hope you stay with me for the next coming up learn how europe's been
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struck by what's described as a political earthquake the parties wanting to break from brussels emerge victorious in the european elections and some of the blocs key countries we've got more on that the run up to this really quick break. this is still one of the most isolated and mysterious places in the world. old legends of cannibals make many people afraid to travel here i think. europeans have been here for less than a hundred years few people know what secrets lay hidden within these forbidding mountains. they said a bunch of cannibals killed and ate a group of shamans a russian plane one of the biggest in the world flies a pup when they get these wild mountains for the very first time. villagers have never even seen a car. what will they make of this huge steel. european workers are told never to venture out alone. truth.
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we speak your language. news programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you. it will turn it into angles keep these stories. for you here to. find out more visit. hello again the twenty fourteen european elections have seen euro skeptic parties storming on to the political map of the you need two of the biggest victories in britain and france sent to parties are projected to remain retain a majority of the european parliament those skeptics are expected to double their presence the results have been met with unease then by a number of governments for example a french prime minister's call them
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a political earthquake he may have a point to given what some of the victorious euro skeptic leaders are now bullishly saying. i don't just want britain to leave the european union i want europe to leave the european union i don't believe that flag but i'm for about a president whose name by one knows what really represent what europe should be celebrated seek our people demand just one kind of politics the politics of the french for the french with the french our people no longer want to be directed from above in europe. or the euro skeptics also going groaned in denmark and greece while moderate left leaning parties managed to secure victory in germany and italy is peter all over with more of how the new e.u. parliament is shaping up. well as the results begin to formulate we are seeing a rise in the amount of europeans that voted for the right wing or euro skeptic parties these organizations have seen
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a great bump in the polls compared to the last time around when you have a look at the figures right now if we look at countries like france we've seen twenty five percent of the vote there that was six percent back in the last election it was held in denmark twenty seven percent of the vote and in greece twenty six point five percent compared to a mere four point seven the last time elections were held now one of the countries that we have seen major developments is in the united kingdom we've seen voters in britain swarm towards the united kingdom independence party vehemently anti e.u. party and from then that we've we've seen them his sickly announce themselves as the major party on the on the british political spectrum there so a lot of votes going towards these type of organizations a lot of votes going away from traditional parties that we had seen many here in
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europe that said that this is a move towards parties that want to see the breakup of the european union will have to wait to see what they do when they get into the parliament building just over to my left and they take up their seats in power and britain's voters are showing that they're clearly fed up with the main parties racing ahead of them in the euro elections the u.k. dependents party ukip whose leader nigel farage hailed the most extraordinary result in british politics for a hundred years labor conservatives left trailing while the liberal democrats have just won m.e.p. left and bust despite enormous p.r. campaign waged against ukip by the mainstream parties as polly boyko reports nicked . the past weeks have seen you kept warning coming from all three of westminster as mainstream political parties the mosque is starting to slip look at what some of the candidates have said those were offensive comments they were a racial slur we absolutely have to say maybe she's a disgrace what's being revealed behind that sort of beer swilling bone i mean he's
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a really nasty view of the world the politicians criticism has been accompanied by personal smears against nigel farage in the british press headline after headline dedicated to his alleged former mistress weakness for women and his german wife it's kind of it called her see just sort of. the way that sort of thing attaches having an affair and things like that you know will say many concessions. and cost so basically everyone talks next express is not right what anyway his basic come up against him and yet none of them are sticking it to the superstar establishes the media. stream and parties you know i suggest and i mean can i just tell one b.b.c. reporter even used a nonstick frying pan to illustrate nigel farage his ability to deflect bad press even as the party has made a series of pretty catastrophic mistakes in terms of candidates making derogatory
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remarks about wimmin and migrants and so on so the point is you get support is more resilient than we often think it is according to the guardian newspaper labor and conservative polling this week has revealed that ukip supporters see the party is negative press as a sign that members of the political establishment ganging up to undermine the party that's three or four months ago led to the level the charges of racism against i mean literally nobody no one saw it was a racist policy and now the establishment and their friends in the media have done their very best to make sure that everybody thinks that there is certainly a problem with fear if you can't i mean and it works out in different ways so i think that all the party. i have to be careful about condemning ukip the party itself while not condemning the people who support the party because they want those voters to come back kind of a voter and try to get away with it back in two thousand and six david cameron famously branded the party a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists but the phenomenon of ukip
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surprise may prove once and for all that there's no such thing as bad publicity polyploid r.t. . long serving labor party and. the euro skeptics are in vogue in the u.k. and europe right now. part of the problem is that they don't live in your big goal it's a very it's a very nasty your for many ordinary people in terms of encouraging coverage cuts in public expenditure and the rest so some of the different europe somewhat no europe and sun just want to keep the political class what underlying much of the xenophobia much of the support from populist parties is that people are suffering and we need to make sure that we end austerity europe and start getting if you don't start putting money into the economy to actually create jobs growth and a a future looks more hopeful than what we have at the moment always more of what's happening rather well as well from us including
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a story about the australian said i would say who found an unusual way to say the least to show his colleagues that state security is far from up to scratch he brought a pipe bomb into this session but away with it also read the story of a terrifying attack on a group in japan when a man a welding us saw during an event. your friend posts a photo from a vacation you can't afford call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still tends to rejection poetry keep tabs nora's. we post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. egypt's presidential elections are underway and security has been tightened as voters head to those polls the ballots expected to sweep into power former army chief abdul fattah
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el-sisi who bring the de facto leader since he toppled the first freely elected president mohammed morsy last summer despite serious human rights concerns supporters believe sisi will get on top of the country's energy crisis and islam is violence that's driven away foreign investors and tourists. u.s. president barack obama's living emptyhanded from afghanistan after his counterpart hamid karzai refused to meet him at an american military base outside kabul the relationship between the two leaders soured after karzai refused to sign a crucial security pact that would allow some u.s. troops to stay in the country the u.s. invaded afghanistan thirteen years ago as part of the war on terror. express trains derailed slammed into a parked freight train in north india at least forty people have been killed the rescue workers are trying to free those trapped in the wreck carriages india has one of the largest rail networks carrying twenty three million passengers daily the system is plagued the frequent accidents which are often blamed on poor maintenance
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and human error. and to another story from the rails no two next a deadly trend among the rushes used trains thing on top of speeding carriages is what we're looking at next but it may start as risky fun but it lands some of them in hospital or worse this fourteen year olds are about to see suffer an electric shock while riding on top of a train and lost consciousness and his friends took of the hospital with appalling injuries another train surfer here in moscow was even less lucky just last sunday he died after being electrocuted mattress or the reports on the suicidal craze which it's thought claimed around six hundred lives last year. the saps and train is russia's two hundred fifty kilometer per hour link between moscow and st petersburg but what passengers don't know is that there could be a stowaway just above their heads this is what the ride looks like for oman gromov he claims to have gone riding on the sap sands route twenty six times at least six rides the entire six hundred fifty kilometer distance. i started train surfing
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about eight or nine years ago i had to travel by train a want and it was usually very crowded inside and very hot in summer and smelled like homeless people so i thought why not try writing outside and enjoy fresh air instead despite the obvious danger he thinks it's no riskier than riding a bike. or going to the deal and i saw someone train sort of long ago but it wasn't very popular back then i thought it was bad and dangerous and then one day i was running late for my train so i decided to try it and i realised that it is a perfectly normal way to ride but the town of our tannian knows that isn't true her brother and his friend were killed riding on the roof six months shy of beach his twentieth birthday. but there was some tubes above the railway line and when they raised their heads they hit the tubes vanya fell off the train immediately and the tail was knocked into the space between the carriages when the train arrived he
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was already dead. he's not the only one in two thousand and eleven rushes interior ministry said nearly one hundred fifty youngsters were killed train serving in russia riders can get electrocuted slam into tunnel walls and other stationary objects or lose hold and fall off on may fifteenth a seventeen year old boy died when he was out by power lines atop a moscow train there are fines and penalties for train surfing but in most countries they amount to just a slap on the wrist for now the most effective deterrent maybe the warnings from people like tatyana i think. it gives you an adrenaline rush and it's addictive don't start doing it just don't. otherwise someday you just won't make it out alive or you lose someone close to you who you just can't live without. devastated by her loss she says she'll spend the rest of her life trying to keep other risky riders from buying that one way ticket mattresses r t moscow it's going to twenty six minutes past nine at night no news just coming in before i leave for this half hour
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we're getting reports of two civilians having been killed after the ukrainian military opened fire in slavonic the city held a course by anti care of self-defense forces local militias say one of the town's areas has come under mortar shelling we'll keep you up to speed on the developments here of course earlier a woman being killed as well in donetsk where follow stories up throughout the night next live update thirty four minutes time after the break scare stories of cannibals in the mountains of papua new guinea of go to misty's days scrambling to lock their hotel room doors find out that if that tells a true after the break. why
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do candidates use smear tactics to get in office because it works if all that mattered about a candidate were their positions they would just had a piece of paper with the guy's positions on them but that's not how it works people make choices based on emotions whether they are buying a can of pop or selecting their candidate it's the packaging that counts heck obama won at ages marketer of the year for one of his campaigns yet image is everything but in texas one hopeful for the lieutenant governor's chair has used arrivals of medical records against him the incumbent david do hearst has been able to use the medical records which were released by another candidate who dropped out to make his opponent look crazy because he was at a psychiatric hospital. weiss with around the clock observation for severe depression now is it ok to use this info in a campaign maybe the public should know if someone is crazy legally it's probably ok and yet it works but is this hypocritical all of us are guilty of something and if you take our worst moments as a person then you could make anyone look evil this is the tactic of the week with
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nothing to offer the public so they hide behind slander they just want the position of power and nothing more but that's just my opinion. right. now i. want to. like.
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this little known country is tucked away on an island at the very edge of the pacific ocean. as the modern world is being discovered nations created in new inventions brought to light new guinea lived an isolated life of its own. it's a long way from regular maritime routes. of humanity was fighting fiercely in europe during the second world war the stone axes were still in regular use here. even today there are a few ships to be seen near the hazy. shores of papua new guinea. building mountains throw down a challenge for future explorers. still remains one of the most mysterious. intimidating places in the world.
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when this russian airplane flew to a canadian airport passing directly over the highway local drivers were so amazed by the sheer size of the russian giant that many almost lost control of their cars the next time it landed local radio stations had to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and not on the skies this is for this is the world largest seriously. for me this. this russian aircraft design is known as the roussillon.
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for the first time in port moresby the capital of papua new guinea. soon it will fly over the mountains and into the heart of the island. has long been expected in the jungle. how can you possibly explain a jet engine to people who are so removed from the modern world. these pilots have undergone thorough preparation for this expedition papua new guinea is not an easy destination for most travellers it would take russians twenty eight hours to fly here. the photographer was surprised she kept asking.
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during the discovery there were still many blank areas on the world maps and. that's when europeans came here for the first time but they didn't stay long. in. the nineteenth century that they started to explore. the russian explorer. succeeded where others had failed. nearly four years with the people of this jungle island in one thousand nine hundred sixty one. but the truth.
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of the great britain. after several decades of rule. they became independent everything. they could live. we were travelling. well we were. either way if you look at these people they are. the prospects of leaving the.
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tell him stories of this kind to keep. the most dangerous city in the world when you come to. prison camps. to build a. gas was found in the wild mountains of papua new guinea but developing the gas field is difficult because of the lack of infrastructure. there are no roads from the capital. to the region of field was discovered.
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an american oil company has launched a international project to build an extraction facility for liquefied natural gas to achieve that. to deliver construction equipment to the site. much easier to build a runway for the craft than to build roads through the mountain jungles. for the first time extra safety precautions were taken. there were. i don't know if they were excited or not. the first landing. sation hear of. flights now operate every day.
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evening it flies back to port moresby. even though their highly qualified professionals who have flown the whole world the flight crew spend their free time in the hotel. set foot outside the hotel because they're afraid. they tell us a lot of interesting stories local people who still live in tribes. they have no modern economy. children don't go to school. and they have sold so they actually use quite often. but. they scared. bandits kill people at night. so don't go anywhere.
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it's a big day in this coastal village of a couple in new guinea it's headstone day the day of commemoration. people gather around the central square for a traditional ceremony. the day is celebrated with everyday food rice and boiled bananas which remains seasoned in honor of the holiday rice and bananas here are usually cooked with a little salt but they sometimes used instead they can be bought in any of the village shops the same goods are sold all over villages sult style cubes vegetable oil coca-cola and foods it's a coffee break coffee it is grown on the island practically nobody drinks it long ago they drank tea made with. collected from the jungles. that was given up because tea bags were much easier to use the kitchen is always outside the house which
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consists of one big room and several bedrooms open to allow a draft to flow freely and keep the house cool. this village has electricity and even t.v. sets it lacks only a fresh water supply. water is delivered twice a week. the family usually has from four to six children keeping a pig is a sign of a family's prosperity. this is quite an affluent village. it's not far from the capital where most of the villages go to work. the streets of port moresby a crowded with working men. there's a school and a hospital in the village several different churches stand side by side close to the village square within a single village you can find people of several different faiths. and i came to
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papa new guinea as the un volunteer doctor in one nine hundred ninety four as i traveled through the country i felt like dorothy in the wizard of oz in one region i found hopper's in another i found munchkins they differ so much amongst themselves some are tall others are short they speak eight hundred forty or eight hundred sixty languages on the island. the only thing that unites the whole island is the beetle not people all over the country eat it dipped in lime powder it raises their spirits and holds back hunger pangs there's not ritual is an alternative to a peace pipe if two tribes quarrel they make up over a bowl of beetle nuts but those who live in the coastal villages where e of the people who live high in the mountains. did we ever live live differently at any given in a month it's been different when to go in days from the mountain
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a little bit differently even if the understanding. received enough. if you. finish it he will find it in his going to if he gets a good. many of new good news mountain can be found living close to the como camp. all these terrifying people who almost nobody has seen but everybody fears. want to live is high in the mountains beyond the fence. if you drive people away from the dollar many people now it must be serious saying gosh if we have u.s. dollars and the u.s. decides they don't like us they're going to put sanctions on us so people more and more people will say maybe i should use the u.s.
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dollar. right on the scene. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporters' twitter. and instagram. to be in the know. on. a. very hard take on. hear. that that would make their number.
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from tragedy for farce or merely an attempt to legitimize current political realities. presidential elections after all this country already had an elected head of state in this election when millions of not even begin to tackle ukraine.
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says it is often done this way especially when they were in a good mood but nelvis performance is rarely seen. these three friends mark abel and kanye live in the mountains not far from the como camp the village has no electricity and with no newspaper deliveries the only news they get is through local gossip. of a new big airplane have already reached them and they're hoping to find a way to see the flying wonder for themselves. life in the mountains of papua new guinea is not as wild as it is strange. very
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different civilizations particularly unusual way. white people made a big mistake when they brought western clothing here it rains a lot. of grass dries very quickly after the rain but it takes a long time for t. shirt to dry as a result much the number one illness among the local population is not malaria but now monia. western culture and values are gradually taking root and. today he's wearing a traditional grass skirt tomorrow he'll put on jeans tribesmen wear both types of
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clothing but they are becoming more accustomed to western styles. people only discovered this region in thirty three they came in search of gold and were amazed to find the populated valley where people still living in the stone age . in just a few decades the mountain inhabitants have been hurtled forward through time by thousands of years. all the mountain villages look alike small houses made of bamboo there's no electricity or fresh water and this is one of the few places in the world where nobody watches t.v. . mark his mother and wife and sister have houses of their own women strictly forbidden from entering monks house. this is where he keeps those things that are dear to
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a man's heart. and by. this. they. by far the. most wife is roughly twenty five years old but no one is sure when asked about their eldest son's age the family was confused after some time they finally agreed that he was probably three years old but america has five children so the oldest can't possibly be three. the population of papa new guinea lies somewhere between nine and ten million the exact number is unknown because most people don't have passports during elections people's fingers are painted to signify that they've already voted but they can just clean off the paint with lemon juice and vote again if they want to. people
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here have exempted families but they might have several mothers and fathers and often change their names today a man might be peter john but tomorrow he could take his name from a different father. passports or only need a different purple a new guinea and plans to travel internationally but travelling requires money and there are practically no means of earning a wage and marks a village. the family lives on the food it can grow gourds green leaves corn but known as avocado and sweet potatoes. there are no man goes all coconuts in the mountains of purple in new guinea. yes the family eats just once a day they say it's not because of poverty they're simply not hungry. drink
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milk here either as there are no cows only goats the pig is obligatory for every ceremony from weddings to feel or else a pig can be a bride's dowry and is the most valued possession in papua new guinea. women breastfeed pigs i've seen it with a lot of women have breasts that have been bitten by pigs. able friend of max managed to buy a piglet not long ago. how. he'll raise the animal to sell in the future for a profit able has no other means of earning a living for himself and his family. just going to say it's quite hard to form an opinion what do we see really the hotel the plane the camp people working with us we've been told not to go outside the camp
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much. i'm not sure if they're exaggerating or not when they say if you go out saw a dell kili we've all been frightened to death but the devil is not as black as he's painted after all of those have you seen any mosquitoes no me neither. we've got a pretty what they say malaria and typhoid are most prevalent here but that's not true. when we first went to see their hospital the warrants were divided into two groups the first was typhoid the second malaria. but it turned out later that there was a stroke patient someone who had a heart attack and so on but. yet if a man has diarrhea they call it typhoid and well everything else is malaria. today especially at nine o'clock in the morning people in port moresby witnessed
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a solar eclipse. at ten in the morning the pilots decided to use their day off to finally take a chance and walk around the capital city. and nothing terrible happened. they even found common ground with some of the locals. the crew chief friend and feels he has to get on well with a local fisherman from a nearby village. the pilot scheme and arrange to hire a boat with a new. friends the next week to go on a fishing trip. how did the island get such a bad reputation. has something to do with the fact that people still live in
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tribes which may clash from time to time. because there are no roads on the island and it's hard to get from one province to another. it's just because everyone still enjoys being scared by a horror story. the next day for the crew again flew to. the three friends mark. all the way to the fence to see the flying plane with their own eyes. suddenly they now have the opportunity to work some money. to see the daily show of an airplane taking off and landing as well as meeting others who have never seen
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their craft before. some of the like some of the. originally there were a few families living here but when construction began the more entrepreneurial locals moved closer to the fence. rhonda is one of the most respected women in the village she works in the kitchen. no why. not long ago. just like at the camp but construction is almost
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he's. paying job his seven children became accustomed to good food. because i lost much. of the older people. are people. so.
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it's. all. right. we're not given to be. people from this village usually only see europeans in the reservation. most white people are afraid of going beyond their protective fences which is a shame because the villages would be only too happy to see them they're willing to welcome guests with everything they have and are happy to show off their way of life.
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i prepared to. live by the fence have never gone beyond the mountain. cannibals live. in the highland villages of papua new guinea are afraid. i didn't. people nobody. that's why we. fear it's almost impossible even to reach. the islands further reaches. and gory details. real secret.
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place far more entertaining than fact. one time an abortion before this creature looks like a baby. and a career is going pretty well at the moment i've got a lobbying and tearing partner who understands my situation. and definitely is in the right time. i need something about it.
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