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this is r t international it's ten pm in moscow tonight kiev backtracked on its statement that it has detained a russian reporter on charges of aiding terrorists starting with missing in east ukraine a week ago. brussels fights back now the russians banned e.u. food imports in response to sanctions european officials reportedly want to spoil moscow's plans to get alternative supplies from latin america. gas and rubber bullets the u.s. police response studies to a crowd demanding justice for the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a missouri call. me a little girl that survived eleven days in the siberian wilderness surrounded by
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wolves and all thanks to a brave puppy who saved. her just joined us morning is kevin owen it's good of the company of top stories in this care has backtracked on its earlier statement that it had detained a russian photographer in ukraine understand and went missing in the country's east a week ago and while his whereabouts remain unknown kids apparently struggling to get its story straight today ukraine's deputy interior minister had earlier confirmed the journalists arrest by the country's security forces in an interview with the latvian radio station adding that the thirty three year old photographer had been charged with aiding terrorists however then in an interview with sterling's employer russia's ria novosti news agency apparently changed his mind saying is arrest by the securities. his was merely
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a possibility and that he had no actual idea about what really happened to the journalist when the less stand ins colleagues at ria novosti had been drawing public attention to his plight with normal line campaign how free andrew singh see it they also organizes flash more of the pictures which quickly went viral but not a reaction to the u.n. has expressed its hope that the real reporter will be found safe also the new york based committee to protect journalists has been calling for stand ins immediate release more comment his reaction too from human rights watch stressing that whoever's holding the got to free him there's no charges have been pressed against him the european security watchdog also insisted that he be released condemning the practice of arresting journalists full stop. of the developments brussels is planning to talk latin american countries out of boosting a cultural exports to russia's according to van actual times citing seanie you
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officials nations such as brazil and chile were set to meet the shortfall when russia introduced a food embargo on a range of european products in response to e.u. sanctions on the story than from our correspondent in berlin nexus catch up with peter oliver. well following russia's decision to ban the import of certain foodstuffs and agricultural produce from from europe as well as other countries in retaliation to the sanctions that were opposed the economic sanctions that were imposed on russia as we understand that brussels are going to try and contact some countries in central and south america in order to dissuade them from selling the blockaded the banned foodstuffs to russia at a decent price now what we're particularly looking at is countries like brazil and chile now brazil is already seen this is an opportunity it has long trading history with russia it's opened set to open around ninety meat processing plants it's
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expected that brazil will be the place that russia goes to to try and get its beef and pork also chile which is said to be the place it goes to for fish imports that it's no longer accepting from the european union now those farmers that are here in europe well they're saying that when washington and brussels came up with the sanctions against russia they weren't thinking about them and they didn't think about the consequences it would have when making a decision to impose sanctions on russia the e.u. should have realized whose businesses will have problems with the drugs you will let it go and will take responsive measures for which we are paying right now we need access to the markets could help solve the deadlock situation in which for example the fruit sector is in elsewhere poland is preparing an appeal to the w t o the world trade organization against the sanctions imposed by russia they say that it infringes upon the rights of particular apples were a huge import to russia from poland what they're saying is it goes against the
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b.t.o. rules russia says not in the slightest doesn't it fringe upon anything that w t o suggests and it says that nobody was complaining to the w t o when stat sanctions were imposed on russia so what we're seeing is these things to sanctions starting to bite and the people that they're impacting on the most of the farming business and the agricultural industry in europe. our europe correspondent there spoke to robert oulds he's head of the bruges group think tank he believes the latin american countries though won't bend to pressure from brussels. well we it's time that the european union as well as perhaps even the united states stop dictating to other countries around the world argentina brazil chile the beauty it will be in their economic interest to expand their trade with russia is a very good opportunity for them to forge closer links with russia as well so really these countries will not bow to pressure other states and i will look to expand their links with russia just like china has recently done in terms of gas
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and oil supplies. and other developments egypt has increased agricultural exports to russia by thirty percent and is ready to a large volumes further that statement from president putin has been meeting the egyptian leader in sochi moscow in cairo also discussing a possible free trade zone between egypt and customs union countries russia by the roots and kazakstan this is the first visit of abdel fattah el-sisi outside the arab world. moscow says it surprised by the confusion about it cemented tarion aid to east ukraine as all the details of that mission had been coordinated with kiev earlier today ukraine said it's ready to accept the aid but not on russian trucks an agreement was eventually reached those russian foreign minister sergei lavrov explains that there's a new bill in the ship that the movement of the convoy has begun we got the most confirming ukraine's readiness to receive this help on top of that's we took into account all the wishes of the ukrainian side regarding this operation including the
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route that was chosen even though this means we have to take a large d. to us we are relying on the assurances given by the ukrainians they guarantee the security of the convoy during its movement of through regions controlled by the country's army we also expect the same attitude from the self-defense forces that. the russian foreign ministry says that cargo will be handed over to the red cross at the border as agreed with the international going to zation and the ukrainian authorities a convoy of almost three hundred trucks carrying aid from russia is on its way to the russia ukraine frontier keva moscow reached an initial agreement on that mission on monday a week after officials in east ukraine's lugansk declared a humanitarian disaster in that city. meanwhile in kiev the parliament passed a raft of new laws alone the country to impose sanctions against russia the new legislation allows ukraine to block and freeze all russian assets in the country kiev can now also ban all broadcasting of russian media and block all russian
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activity in ukraine's internet space on top of that all transit of russian goods and even of russian citizens through ukraine can also be blocked by kiev it's yet to be decided though whether any of these measures will actually be implemented end of the day meantime in separate legislation also voted in today security personnel have been given the right to shoot without warning in the rest of east one of the new laws has already turned heads than in europe with the o.s.c. saying it's seriously in danger is freedom of speech goes against european principles of press liberty it wants the law revotes will keep you up to date them with any developments of course on air and online here on r.t. . then the. next public rage in the u.s. state of missouri to tell you about it spilled over into a second night of clashes with police over the fatal shooting of unarmed black
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teenager by a cop officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters were furious about well they called police brutality and racial profiling an associate can use them for. tensions chaos violence and really mayhem have been an unraveling on the streets here for these last couple of nights tear gas had been used. but. of course people have been coming out onto the street in the hundreds and thousands since the killing of an unarmed eighteen year old michael brown took place here the community is outraged because the young man had no weapon however he was fired at multiple times by a police officer and he died as a result of this people have been coming out onto the streets protesting violence has been erupting and most certainly we can get in front of our eyes today tear gas
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was fired at least twice and one of those times when the numbers of people in the street really had died down it was only just a couple dozen people who live in this neighborhood and of course we do not expect any of these tensions to die down because the locals that we've spoken to most certainly intend to continue coming out to protest in outrage of what happened and while we don't know exactly what unravelled the police have been claiming that an altercation took place between my old michael brown and this police officer but many of the details remain a big mystery including the identity of this police officer who we know now is currently on leave and this is something that the local community. he wants to to change they want to see accountability happen to certainly police misconduct and police brutality has been a huge issue in this country throughout the last several years and this is across all the developments in missouri for you you can follow her on twitter of course for updates as they happen and also pictures she's posting as well from the sea.
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here off the bright look at how america's having to all the rocks could snow so they could try to defend themselves against you how does that a using u.s. fire coming right up. there's a media leave us so we leave the media. by the sea motion security for your part of the physical. issues that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politics only on our t.v. . i'm abbie martin the stories we cover here you're not going to hear any right other big story the extreme headlines and talkers of reason they don't want international airport there are no rules that we don't think. now let's break the set.
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choose your language. of choice make it with zero in federal prison officials in the sixth place of the six treatments that the consensus of. choose to give to us that you the great. choose the stories that impact your. choose the access to. hello again ongoing u.s. air strikes and jihadists in iraq have not contained all broken the momentum of the militias according to the pentagon and washington has so far been reluctant to launch another ground invasion but is now beefing up the flow of weapons to the region u.s. officials say they're seeking to further undermine the so-called islamic state by now arming kurdish resistance fighters in northern iraq so far they've only been sending light weapons and ammunition but the kurds also want rocket launchers and
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tanks as it is going to shoot you can report some of the weapons used by the jihadists are also made in america. thousands of iraqis are helpless in the face of terror from the islamic state the jihadi militants are ruthless and well armed this year harvest forces in iraq are probably the strongest the hardest forces in the region and in the world they are equipped with advanced american weapons and that's how they were able to ethnic cleansing minorities christian and is he the minorities from many areas in kurdistan or south of kurdistan and now they're attacking kurdistan u.s. officials see no alternative to sending weapons to combat the extremists who now fight with american weapons you cannot confront isis with flowers at the same time flooding an already deeply divided country with more weapons could backfire in the future. there is no american military solution for low prices in iraq. only way.
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is for iraqis come together and form an inclusive government president obama may want a unified iraq but the kurds have long wanted out and arming kurdish militia forces could lead to a permanent breakup of iraq any peaceful cessation of the kurds of iraq would like to bring the region several days and multi-ethnic cities as well. major we'll see both kurdish and tested here now it's pressing as the kurds depends there are the question is whether the weapons by the events today. in washington and baghdad are. every side of the conflict in iraq is now using american weapons let's take a closer look at how that happened the u.s. military pulled out of the country twenty eleven but they left a deadly legacy more than nine billion dollars worth of weapons now much of that
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american firepower was captured by islamic state fighters who swept into northern iraq from syria where they've already got hold of some weapons that washington has supplied to empty assad forces so now with u.s. arms being used on two sides of the barricades in iraq america's now of ing said more of its hardware to the kurds to help them repel the jihadists former u.s. foreign service employee peter van buren told me some people are making a killing from the conflict there. the only people happy here are the american arms merchants american weapons are being used to destroy other american weapons if you're selling those weapons that's called good business mary huff the u.s. state department she had some to say about what she thinks is the cause of all this she's just blaming syria and assad let's listen isis started really gaining strength in syria when a side a facilitated their rise helped facilitate their movement into iraq and gave them a security environment in which they could operate prime minister maliki has been
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fighting a very serious battle against him in his own country yes he could have governed more inclusively but that's very different than allowing a terrorist group to flourish and indeed supporting them very early you say you facilitate that movement from syria through uk and we provide them with truck and transportation from town to have more specifics for you than that so you don't think that the syrian regime was actually fighting myself and. look i know that they supported their rise and they helped facilitate them into iraq i know that i think this just shows the desperation of the state department do in particular in the u.s. government in general to try to paint this picture as something other than america's mistakes lysis until very recently was part of a broad sunni group in syria that was being supplied by the united states and was and still is being funded by american allies in saudi and kuwait and other sunni states blaming us sod for all this is absolutely beyond my understanding how it's
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an intelligent person can even say that. well washington's number one european allies also waded into the u.k. snow sending at least three fighter jets to iraq as well as military helicopters as a london correspondent. there are checks said is to get aid to tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of refugees that are trapped on a mountain in northern iraq now these refugees are from the religious group now this is a people that have been brutally brutally assaulted by isis fighters in recent weeks they have said to have been tearing through their villages and just murdering hundreds of people and a huge number of them are now stuck on this amount of sin with no food and water we've also had from the ministry of defense reassurances that this is only a humanitarian mission but we do know that that surveillance there are reports that
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the surveillance that these jets carry out will be shared with the u.s. that we know has been carrying out air strikes against isis militants in kurdistan and we also know that parliament could be recalled so that members of parliament can discuss the ongoing crisis. online through on a website some stories to look into you might like a true on fracking the u.k. government deletes now some key passages from what was supposed to be an unbiased study on the controversial shale gas extraction method and that's what we're going on in britain right now take a look also on our you tube. these pictures are the guts to try and copy spiderman doesn't mean you have the skills of course or the term to climb between two buildings on power cables almost went terribly wrong for this russian the great view to watch but definitely not something you should draw yourself.
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good news story no next how long would you survive in a siberian forest surrounded by walls of birds with nothing but the clothes on your burke or the situation really want to be in as it were little girls eleven days wandering in the wilderness before being rescued. off the scrubs and she managed to fend for itself so long. a story straight out of jungle book becomes news bombshell around the world eleven days and nights in one of the most dangerous places in russia the same guy harsh impenetrable forest infested with bears wolves and other wild predators but remarkably this three year old girl survived eating wild berries drinking river water and sleeping in the long grass temperatures dropped to a chilling five degrees celsius but thankfully kareen of that party kept her warm the girl wandered off from following her father of one on a trip to another remote village her mother actually thought they'd gone off
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together but four days later when their parents got in touch with each other they realized through their horror that they were a little girl was missing and that's when the search operation began with despite using drones and helicopters hunters and special police forces weren't able to locate the girl until more than a week after she went missing when her puppy came back home at first they were devastated thinking this pet was green his only chance to stay warm but it was the hero we prudes which led the search teams to the girl astonishingly the child's only injuries were mosquito bites and scratches to her feet kareena was given food and water and taken to hospital and doctors say the girl now just needs a good rest at home and some quality time with her family. general ban ki-moon says israel's actions in gaza are disproportionate of course thousands of civilian lives the organizations now form the next panel to investigate possible war crimes by both sides of the conflict but while hamas is hailed the move israel slammed it accusing the future inquiry of bias before it's
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even started is out his promise lier. well israel has called the united nations human rights council a kangaroo court it comes after the announcement from the council that it was appointing a three member panel to investigate allegations of possible war crimes now the decision follows an announcement that was made several weeks ago by the head of the council navi pillay and she said at that time that there is the strong possibility that israel is violating international law and that will power was should hold israel accountable for possible war crimes she went on to point out that the israelis had hit schools and hit homes and hospitals gaza's only power plant you in premises and that all of this was in violation of the geneva conventions the u.n. chief bank human has also in the past spoken out in the harshest terms against israel accusing it of hitting particularly in schools where thousands of gazans who have been displaced by the monthlong fighting were seeking refuge now israel has
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responded by calling this forty seven member state for women in the words of the country's foreign minister he said it was a terrorist rights council and that its investigations and conclusions were predictable is will accuse the un of being a biased against it and what these radio argument is is that it is him us who should be investigated for what they call double war crimes number one firing rockets at israel and number two using civilians as human shields. well here is what the recent conflict with israel has cost garza the tiny strip of land by the sea has been left in ruins more than one thousand nine hundred palestinians have been killed tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged by israeli strikes universities over one hundred schools and mosques were all reduced to rubble reports say half a million people have been displaced that's almost a third of the population and over a million people now without access to drinking water.
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with the greek state run power sector up for privatisation industry workers are pulling the plug leaving parts of the country in the dark ninety's when a cost of reports next from the crisis stricken country. marches strikes and power cuts this is how electricity workers are responding to government plans to liberalize the greek energy sector so i understand their concerns with travel to one of the largest mining areas in the country the plants here i'm telling my youth and the surrounding areas used to produce seventy percent of the electricity all the economic crisis slashed overall demand and the national output dropped to roughly fifty two percent having said that the public power corporation remains the main employer here and people living in these areas fear that with this privatization the government is not only slowly selling the public well but it is also jeopardizing their livelihood which has already been dealt
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a blow. to this will be able ready expropriated our land for public interest without even asking us we're talking about one bigger than the size of up until now locals were given preferential treatment because of that whereas the guarantee that a private investor will choose to employ these people this place could become that there is no security you will be slaves and dependent on big corporations greece currently owns over fifty one percent of the country's biggest electric power company but its plan in suspend all thirty percent to comply with its bailout conditions said by the european union and for national monetary fund it's a move they all believe will attract investments increase capital flows and improve quality as well as efficiency and the sector. we have successful examples of privatization the arguments you hear now against this are the same that were used during the partial privatization of the main telecoms provider in the end we got
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great results for the greek people lower prices and higher quality and in this case too we'll see how successful competition will result in higher quality of service for all but back in the mining fields people are not convinced and even though the government prom. says that only good can come out of this it's falling on deaf ears thank you very much. i'm trying to turn the government has been saying not a single public workable be fired thousands were let go they said salaries won't be lowered but they were by over fifty percent this government never tells the truth no one believes them anymore and the money they will get from the sale will go to the public power corporation not the government and it will only equal one year's profit. greeks are having a hard time letting go of a company which contributed to the growth of their economy for sixty years but since the government has gone ahead with this privatization plans these people are going ahead with their rotating blackouts hoping that one day their opinion will be
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taken and some account marina call survive reports in from greece for r.t. . twenty five compared to twenty six minutes past ten the evening here in moscow thanks for being with us next live update just over half an hour after the break disturbing report here but animal torture in idaho breaking they say. there is relativity in the way people get their information there is relativity in the way people value their money there is relativity in the way people. relate to each other but with the botching technology which is mass based which is completely objective store transparent and turn all these relative differences are big point
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away so to speak and read trying a new paradigm or a new era of absolute truth. you got a lot of sneering and negative press for your end. here in russia especially public appearances with food and even though they weren't explicitly political you were just supporting sports. people who has become very adept at is controlling the media for example. c.n.n. do i think c.n.n. is you know completely telling it like it is no i think i have an agenda i think through jim is is bought and paid for. are you in reality mediation is still there and it is killing our children they are dying also hard conditions asked no leukaemia but the authorities are still hiding
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the truth from us still and i don't know why don't they have children of their own because you heard so much to know that two counts protect our children so. what's really good folks some and filling in for abby martin this week and this is breaking the sutt so over the weekend the u.s. continued airstrikes against isis members in the northern kurdish territory of iraq quote of the white house the goal of the strikes is a protect american interests in the area and to prevent mass slaughter of christian minorities five hundred of whom have already been killed according to iraqi officials now thankfully as many as twenty thousand you c.d.'s were able to escape from a mountain surrounded by isis forces after u.s. strikes but thousands more remain trapped and concerns over the u.s.
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expansion of u.s. military operations there where and whether the military solution is even possible still about partly it's still a bound but these concerns have only been exacerbated by president obama's statement on saturday that this operation is quote going to take some. time meanwhile a political crisis is blue is brewing in baghdad as iraq's president just nominated a new prime minister deputy parliament speaker a body this action will likely oust current prime minister nuri al maliki whose exclusionist policies have largely contributed to the crisis now moloch he has vowed to legally challenge the president's decision leaving the country's stability of the in limbo at a time when the country needs it the most but hey i guess that's what iraq is supposed to look like post mission accomplished right now expects. a. very hard to take.


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