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oh not to the vietnam war legacy of the deadly chemical agent orange which it has denied for decades. three ethnic chechens arrested by french police have been charged with having links to terror networks. and seeing double a new bollywood film starring the molten spacey image takes a humorous look at the post nine eleven world it's. a very warm welcome to see this is alan see life from moscow i'm alex have it the u.s. house of representatives has convened for a third time to discuss the impact of the deadly chemical agent orange during the vietnam war while the effects are still being felt to this day washington insists that there is no evidence to link it to illness is that continue to affect later
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generations and you may find some of the images in this report are stopping. i was born with and with too late and missing a hand it is because of america's chemical war against her people in the jungles of vietnam that has left tran in these conditions she is a victim of agent orange second generation tran is one of many her story represents millions living in the shadows of a lasting legacy. these kids will never live a normal life their deformities physical signs of human decay and although their parents were not even born until after the vietnam war eighteen million gallons of toxic herbicide sprayed through the jungles of south vietnam is still penetrating the d.n.a. of those being born today manmade marion said baked into still. are suffering. illness ok to us the us government has acknowledged agent orange is
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directly connected to the health ailments and defects that continue to plague the lives of vietnam war veterans for generations to come but the u.s. has worst used to make the same length for the millions of the enemies of war victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of agent orange they say that it has nothing to do with agent orange i think that the u.s. for a minute has the reason to deny it. which is why delegations are here in washington following a report issued by lawmakers scientists and doctors calling on the u.s. government to own up to its agent orange legacy in vietnam today also people then me government records show nearly ninety five percent of all u.s. agent orange related aid is committed to efforts to contain and remove dioxin contamination we asked the justice for all the victims those fighting for justice in the case of vietnamese agent orange victims want the physical and psychological
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damages to be acknowledged if they at say they have to pay to come to state for maimie and so people. not only is it now but also in taking it to state and also to the country that a career like to assure a news event. the dark legacy left behind by the us in vietnam is one with millions of human faces their struggle three decades in the making will not end with money from the u.s. government but it could ease the pain the u.s. has been ignoring scented dumped a month sent to manufactured agent orange in these jungles. are teen washington d.c. . three ethnic chechens arrested by french police have been shown to have a link to a terror attack russian officials say they belong to the group led by him the message terrorist leader model for our european correspondent. these
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three men who were arrested and in fact there was a fourth man who has already been released with no charges they were connected to a man called mata who is one of the most notorious north caucasus terrorists still at large and he is known to have links with al qaida during the investigation obviously police raided the flats the apartment where these men were living they found explosives and also extremely significantly maps of moscow with various potential targets marks on them this arrest was really significant as i see it in three main ways firstly of course because it makes the world a safer place it takes out of circulation people who french authorities say they have hard and fast evidence planning terrorist attacks secondly it was a good school curation between the russian authorities and the french authorities it was russia saves the french police to the fact that they might have terror
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suspects terror activists living in this part of western france and then the french police moved in and also because traditionally in the rest of the world chechen and north caucasus terrorists have been seen as separatists people who are fighting for the separation of that region from the rest of russia but increasingly that that view is falling out of fashion as arrests like this take place and it becomes clear that those who are threatening targets in russia are also threats to the rest of the world and of course this isn't the first time that russian potential russian attackers have been arrested in the european union in fact in april in lithuania a twenty year old woman was arrested and she pleaded guilty of planning a terror attack in russia. is one of the most infamous and significant north caucasus terrorists who is still at large in fact a lot of the others have been arrested already he's the. what he calls the cool.
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the self-proclaimed. they of course claimed responsibility for the explosions on the mosque in march this year that we all remember so well forty people were killed in a series of two explosions and more than one hundred people were wounded so he says that he was responsible for that officials say that for many other attacks as well he's been active all the way through since the ninety's and in fact just recently the u.s. has also declared that doc will moderate is terrorists just three weeks to go before president medvedev visit to the united states they said that he is part of a radical jihadist movement that poses a threat to not just russia but to the u.s. as well so that's an important step in getting these caucasus terrorists recognized as part of the global terror threat. you know with still to come in just
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a few minutes time here on the horrors the mushroom cloud today when the world power sixty five years. power to change global. pakistan has a bound new indian film stars on a somewhat enlarged look alike the country censor board has objected to the betrayal of the world's most wanted man saying it could trigger a terrorist attack carol singing the people behind the film and asks that the world's ready for post nine eleven. this could well be the biggest scoop of my career interviewing the world's most wanted terrorist however this man does not have a twenty five million dollar reward on his head in fact he's not or some of bin ladin but an actor in a bollywood for their new bin ladin or without you lot in but just in case you
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think this is a movie glorifying a terrorist it is a general sort of. biography it's a film which is on the. average bin laden happens we get it. this is a fair number of feet below the. using it's not intended to vote offensive in any way and anybody from any part of the world is going to enjoy this from i can guarantee you that it's a comedy set in pakistan where the young journalist is fixated with going to america and he decided to stick it to get an interview with osama bin laden so he goes about creating a fake or. using a lookalike. they had to keep the twenty five year old actor under wraps to prevent making the film. had gone to shopping to promote his film there was a commotion there a crowd of more than a hundred people gathered so. fall in this to impede i was scared can wait to
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attack me because nothing like that happened they wanted to shake my hand and take my autograph so i signed with love someone. who plays the journalist is a pakistani singer and this is a film how does it feel acting in an indian film set in pakistan in bollywood films of greatly appreciated they are seen. people enjoy them so i mean to see a pakistani in something very refreshing and new for them but pakistan's firm censors have banned the movie saying it locks security agencies. and screening it in public could trigger. the film's distributors and. a message of peace and not appealing the ban the selling point of this film is. but it's very tongue in cheek . to act the part in the. i challenge you america there will be
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retribution old in justin evil actions you have committed in the countries like iraq and afghanistan so these you will have to pay a heavy price. when i first heard about this film i thought it was going to be a glorification of what actually is quite irrelevant. as i looked at with suspicion in the west today and how the media could be fooled into believing something that doesn't exist i think this film could do well in south asia but western audiences would probably be a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and seeing r.t. . now on the surface it appears to be a world of glamorous events and beautiful people but in reality it carries a reputation of sexual violence but it. does increase in popularity so to the warnings from women's rights to this more details from our correspondent in just a few minutes. now. it was an event that would mark the
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beginning of the atomic age sixty five years ago a test code named trinity with c.p.u.'s win the race to parties and nuclear weapon america spent the modern day equivalent of more than twenty billion dollars trying to beat the scientific at the thought. through all the remaining relics that the us the push for atomic supremacy. was the culmination of the manhattan project the first american nuclear explosive device nicknamed the gadget went off in new mexico just weeks before devastating the japanese city of hiroshima many including the godfather of the atomic bomb j. robert oppenheimer were terrified by the power of the deadly mushroom cloud. the echo of that blast carried far beyond the atlantic and the soviet union
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experiments with nuclear energy were on the way too but just like the us and this research institute on the black sea coast the main rules were played by german scientists this used to be a top secret nuclear facility but aside from these lines the entrance was guarded by soviet soldiers. deep inside the cause a subtropical paradise. three hundred germans top nuclear physicists their assistants family members and even personal chefs were brought to this clue's compound and up cause by the order of joseph stalin in one nine hundred forty five the nazis were famous for their highly developed nuclear research programs so after world war two moves german physics and chemistry professors had almost no other option but to work for either moscow or washington if fierce competition between the u.s. ceasar in america to get hold of nuclear weapons was on and even though the us were
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the first to successfully carry out a nuclear test their rivals caught up pretty quickly if you're healthy of the. germans here thoroughly analyze the us media reports about the blast even from there they were able to say what had to be done next. alexander is a veteran of the sukhumi research institute he says many people here remember the time the germans successfully accomplished their mission and were let go by the soviet authorities in the nine hundred fifty s. he's showing us the four thousand book library with rare physics digests and german the office where head professor used to work and the equipment hell left for russian scientists. this machine is called the spectral brush it's a high definition device a very precise one even when the germans left are saying to us used to get great results with this equipment. but the rest of the building were german physicists
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used to work on the soviet a bomb is totally deserve it all lines are disconnected and nowadays people rarely visit these dark hole ways sixty years after the beginning of the nuclear era this place hidden among the bamboo trees still holds many secrets and the story of german scientists behind the soviet union's very own project manhattan is just one of them. r t applies here. ok let's update you on the news in brief from around the world this hour and at least twenty. one hundred and sixty injured in twin suicide in time outside a major mosque in southeastern iran among the dead are members of the revolutionary guard the explosion happened when she died worshippers came to mark the birthday of the prophet muhammad's grandson rebel group john dollar has it claimed responsibility for the attack saying it was in revenge for the hanging of its
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leader last month. after almost three months an oil leak in the gulf of mexico has temporarily been stopped however b.p. the oil company responsible for the accident says it's too early to label the situation a success it's now checking if a new cap installed earlier this week could hold the oil without it blowing another leak the environmental disaster happened in april on the deepwater horizon rig exploded and has so far spilled nearly seven hundred million liters of oil into the sea. germany how the greed of billions of dollars that worth of deals with china during angela merkel's visit to beijing the german chancellor met with chinese president hu jintao on the country's premier wen job ali in a visit aimed at strengthening economic times. it comes hot on the heels of a meeting with me that i'm in a bit of in russia where the leaders came to dozens of trade agreements. the
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former president of cuba fidel castro has surfaced out an aquarium in havana during the visit castro spoke to veterinarian dr cd a go viral march daughter of a revolutionary icon a change of our this is the fall of the time he's been seen in public in the last week castro ladies outing comes after he made an appearance on cuban t.v. at the start of the week in two thousand and six for health problems for the eighty three year old to hand over power to his younger brother. escort agencies popular among wealthy russians have come under attack by activists claiming the business is dangerous for the women involved they believe the women who are paid to mix in high society often face sexual abuse and violence. single and in need of beautiful company events you need to attend as
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a couple but you don't have your plus one there are people willing to help with that the beauty of the escort business is they provide you with a choice of glamorous educated multilingual women will be more than happy to grace your side at any important event but many believe this business is not just skin deep. the girls who are engaged in these so-called escort services get sexually abused a lot more often than prostitutes because no one tells them they will have to perform sexual favors or who they will be passed on to sometimes the client who books an escort simply bring the girl to use own clients who abuse her. however women who are employed by escort services seem keen to disprove this notion the limit is an escort and she does not worry about her safety. suit that's not a look this is the post the world we make clients we show the moscow girls are educated attractive and teligent and people enjoy a company that hasn't been
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a time when i felt scared and concerned about my safety lines up and if the girl feels unsafe she can always leave some not. still she says she wouldn't tell her boyfriend about her chosen profession because too often it is confused with prostitution and many say with good reason all kinds of support for business meetings claims the website of one escort agency but the pictures that accompany the statement certainly don't show any support and hand at a very illegal business some believe this business can even get you killed. a russian newspaper journalist went undercover for six months as an escort what she saw certainly wasn't the fairy tale promised in that. when i was working as an escort i got invited to an interview with two very tuned in flesh man this was pretty normal thing so i wasn't scared but when the men came out to the
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loo naked i got worried and those sudden he grabbed me and tried to force me to perform a sexual act a bit him and jumped off a balcony to escape and there scored agency owner called me and started screaming at me calling me a fed up for ruining courage and says relations with such an important client. you know islam was lucky others weren't the other their government because they're just honest they never talk about what they've gone through these groups only they get really drunk the lucky ones simply get tripped. up in hospital and they never complain because if you do pleasant accident like a hit and run and your dad. according to. complain is the one thing these girls cannot afford to do. i remember a girl who told the truth about her life in a t.v. interview about how they get dreams meet and forced to hand over all their money
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and the people that added to the documentary didn't change her voice or cover her face or anything a few days after the documentary aired she was found killed. so the glamour and the money are very real but the danger is even more so i guess readers are of r t moscow. now record a halt weather has left people across russia sizzling and what could be the hottest july in the country for more than a century but as money flow to water to cool off the emergencies ministry is also reporting a dramatic increase the number of people drowning within the last week forty eight people drowned in the group isn't pawns of central russia the emergency ministry has deployed additional lifeguards in both to deal with the increased danger the hot weather has also sparked a five hundred dollars a day across the country meanwhile meteorologists say the heat wave could remain a part of russia itself. or as a heat wave continues to grip russia many moscow life are heading for the capital's
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pods and there's no better visually stunning way to reach your destination than moscow's legendary metro ninety's discover. your metro here is one of the busiest in the world with a movie if you refuse you see this on the road to see everything. just another rubber troll pull since it's full of the most impressive architectural monuments of the serviette era it's grand breathtaking and it was billed as a visual proof of the socialist states our. lives. and you can watch most girls metro exploration in the next hour here on r c take away they all next the latest business with katie in america.
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how a welcome to a business program here on r t good to have you with us and you nearing giant siemens has put flesh on the bones of russia's modernization drive that's a huge deal to provide a country with state of the art technology trains and wind turbines presently treatment of a different chancellor angela merkel noted and you can see where that business was booming between the two countries janet was all reports. siemens fixes its position as one of the top foreign investors in russia it will build two hundred forty multan trains in the country to replace creaking regional stalk europe's biggest engineering group will help to produce wind turbines cutting the country's dependence on oil and gas siemens also agreed to join russia's joint new silicon valley being built school cover near moscow the multi billion euro deal comes as president richard medvedev asked for foreign help to pull the economy out of its backwardness you might manage to get let me draw your attention to the point that
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germany is number one in the list of russia's parliament which we have always worked doing here in creating new technologies released over one hundred years and we have perfect economic relations three years ago siemens was convicted of paying droids to we lucrative contracts in russia today's make a deal was signed on the back of the close personal friendship between the leaders of the two states business leaders say a shift to more legitimate ways of earning influence it's very hard for anybody to engage in bribery nowadays this might take more time and more resources on the other side in order to have success but i would assume that talking about foreign investors bribery let's say and i more and more out if it is being done at this time at all it's a radical difference from just a few years ago when russia's leadership admitted it was impossible to do business
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without backhanders summits like the one here in the urals a helping russia to shed its soviet image that applies not just to the products but to the way it goes about producing them to the new bushel business thought see you catherine buy a. quarterly profit at google has missed expectations for the first time in two years the world's top search engine poset net income of one point eight billion dollars for the same. a quarter of the growth in the company's expenses offset a twenty four percent jump in revenue so worried about rising costs of heavily on research and development to expand into new into new products. taking the markets now in russia. up over half a percent all the major blue chips are gaining a trend that was trading point four percent lower. and stocks in the u.k. are on the rise for the first time in three days they're being pulled high about positive news in the gulf of mexico b.p.
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says it has finally managed to log its leaking oil well at least on a temporary basis the company shares that six percent told the news the german dax is just tipping in the black to sell. more and be the company could reduce some of its liabilities from the oil spill in the gulf of mexico by associating them with assets it is putting up for sale the total cost of all abilities stemming from the disaster is now thought to be a hundred billion dollars levy has been considering the sale of assets to raise capital but such deals could be risky for potential buyers. victims to buy it to cover their claim even so. have already publicly stated an interest in b.p.'s assets with a letter saying it was ready to pay ten billion dollars for property in alaska. state owned companies in russia not coming up with enough and innovative products
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that's the verdict of the managing director of pricewaterhouse coopers center innovation. correspondent caught up with him at the international forum of industry and innovation in the. we interviewed that some one hundred of the largest companies in russia so it wasn't the smaller perhaps more innovative startups but of the large some of the largest one billion dollars minimum size no a forty percent ever produced innovative new product over the last two years so the good news is that that's forty percent the bad news is over a two year period for large companies it really should be closer to ninety percent so when we looked at. who was actually doing that and what were the companies one of the nature of the companies who were doing more innovating in the major companies and more companies that were subsidiaries of international organizations were more likely to be innovating. russian companies that sell in the international
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markets or more likely to be innovating. like russian companies a cell just domestically or had state ownership. were less likely to innovate so there's some sense there about what is what is what drives innovation do you believe in russia potential to build an imitator top them all still seem a lot to cut it for now if they come back like russia has to have patience because all of these very successful regions they didn't it wasn't like overnight that they became a huge success so it was sometimes decades at least a decade and almost every now and then russia because they need to be patient they should really look a little beyond you know what's the big hot new thing now or in the next year but sort of look at trends around science in innovation that are still sort of the pretty competitive level where you can bring multinational companies together with russian scientists and engineers and focus on solving major problems. that's all
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for this hour war in about that's about as for.
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