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seventy countries are making sure that everything is going. by the plan of course other issues such as drug trafficking proving. standards of living here in afghanistan as well as state regulations and human rights issues close is being discussed and it looks like russia is increasing its involvement in have helping the country in all those fears russia here is represented by the country's foreign minister sergei lavrov we're committed to supporting you in efforts on stabilizing afghanistan and will continue to allow transit of international cargo and personnel to afghanistan through our territory so we're working on additional measures to keep afghan forces together with our partners we're also helping restore the afghan economy this year russia wrote off the remainder of ghana stands didn't it hundred ninety one million u.s. dollars we will continue to provide humanitarian assistance but also recently russia has said it's willing to sell over twenty am i seventeen helicopters to
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nature meant for the afghan army no those helicopters were designed especially to fly over the mountain so as the country's chief of staff has said himself they would be perfect for the afghan army russia has also said that it's willing to give some of them for free in order to help the country in each of them costs from between thirteen and fifteen million u.s. dollars and that of course will also be very much needed here in afghanistan once troops start leaving the country out of one hundred thousand people that die because of drugs coming from afghanistan annually and more than a third of them dies in russia and together with the e.u. the e.u. russia consumes about fifty percent of drugs coming from afghanistan so for russia of course it is a big issue during this conference and. of course russia is also willing to cooperate with. partners from the west in order to tackle this problem.
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of our reporting from the afghan capital well lo wang the afghan member of parliament told me that the first thing the west needs to scale back home is the help it's giving to heroin production. i think it's true that afghanistan produces a lot of opium but when you talk about the heroin that the international community for gets the fact that the you know to turn opium to heroin you require chemical precursors that come from huge pharmaceutical companies from europe and far east in other countries so big that never talk about that bad there's a enough money made in bringing precursors to this country to turn our poppies into heroin and if you don't attack that angle of this problem by just producing opium for a farmer who wants to buy a plastic pair of shoes for his son once a year is not going to solve the problem in this country for example one thousand tons of opium last year in afghanistan required thirteen thousand pounds of
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chemical tons of chemical precursors that came from a major force of pharmaceutical producers in the world afghans are producing it to survive and i'm not condoning it we should stop producing it but also the consumption should stop and also. the imports of precursors should also be stemmed in my opinion money laundering and banks and all those issues should be dealt with seriously. when you get a. coalition full of things made a mistake in afghanistan applying a military solution to a no military problem. americans have failed in nation building in afghanistan and i see that the major problem you know general mcchrystal has now gone to the new commander all for american troops and international troops in afghanistan they try to apply neutral solutions yes because the nutriment but you know you can apply neutral solution only problem the problem in afghanistan the problem of pakistan
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are not military and those are social economic and political problems small sort of all corruption drug abuse and actually the basic problem the field nation building let's see the basic problem of those countries and of course we can make no plans for to interfere. while afghanistan acts but. they're on the way shortly on r.t. the secrets of a very very long this georgian one hundred years but says she still enjoys life surrounded by had great great grandchildren we've been telling you. the un's a warning that if the world's richest countries cuts their spending on aids research the recent progress in fighting the disease will be put in serious jeopardy it's sounding the alarm at the international aids conference in vienna where activists are demanding universal treatment sara for.
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it's a third day at the a's two thousand and ten conference in vienna and already we've seen the controversy to do with funding and treatments trustees we heard yesterday from bill gates and bill clinton they were addressing an aids organizations and really asking them to ensure that they were providing the money and fish and delivery of services in tough economic times now there's been some protests going through the conference about this apparent scaling back people saying that governments aren't holding kids on their promises now remember in two thousand and five the un said it december two thousand and ten deadline promising universal access to hate hiv prevention treatments and most countries have pretty. safe from a lot of speakers saying that this really needs to be pushed forward funding still needs to be there and health care in any country should absolutely not be an option that comes to pendent on
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a price now another of the areas is being discussed here the conference is to deal with treatments he seems to meet guidelines on delivery of treatments that's been slightly controversial is going to be debated later on today but as he said the underlying basis of this conference is this focus on the human rights issue and the fact that this is not a need it's success in a global level a bit on an individual level to say we can hear now from my colleague again japan he met some people living with hiv a charming cartin says he tried he saved her life not something you hear very often my life before the. story i used to go for days weeks go on you know. this. was smoke crack smoke. drink drink in the past seven years ago when a child the diagnosis prompted her to change your lifestyle you know i've been
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clean. it has been restarted the ball of my new life now she takes a cocktail of three chivied fighting drugs every day and says it's like fighting any other disease but the international community thinks differently aids which the united nations says has killed twenty five million people is classed as a global epidemic there are however some scientists in the minority who counter this view hiv is just another that will be no one could solve them professor duesberg from the university of california berkeley says the world has been brainwashed into thinking aids is an infectious disease most scientists don't share his views aids she has comes along but is and they wanted to make it an infectious disease but it's a lifestyle he sees over twenty million americans that's almost ten percent take illicitly creational clocks every day professor duesberg opinions on aids being
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a sexually transmitted disease are also far from the mainstream view it's not up to tell us about that in order to pick up this model from somebody who has to have. cells and sexual contact with somebody who is positive not counting dates with negative thoughts they don't call us that's hope efficient it is this is hopeless it's biologically hopeless no one argues that h.i.v. and aids is a problem it is the cause is in the facts of the immunity fish and sea diseases which are the focus of debate and disagreement in washington d.c. if you come across these ads everywhere who's better on a bush or obama and that's a question a major aids foundation is asking well obama's new strategy is mostly focused on the domestic side h.i.b. and a and for the first time the u.s. national aids plan specifically targets gay and bisexual men and.
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ron simmons who is black gay and h.i.v. positive says targeting reese groups is actually a good thing and more efficient he has a support group for gay charity positive black man i was on the cusp of the wave of the sexual revolution so i had done all this stuff you know with a lot of i sort of knew that. so when i found out i was positive i wasn't surprised but while acknowledging lifestyle has a great deal to do with hiv diagnosis ron says people should avoid social stigma we think that people with long care for should not have this book think with their fall so tough luck don't get into how did you get sick that's not important how you got sick the fact is that you are sick but some scientists say that dealing with how it's contracted remains the key to its prevention going to check on our t. washington d.c.
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president obama's the us senate to extend welfare benefits for unemployed americans and it's proving to be don't push easy to weigh into republicans for denying vital help to millions of people after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit the same people who didn't have any problems spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are now saying we shouldn't offer relief to middle class americans like jim or leslie or denise who really need help. the moment job less americans get six months of benefits and the new bill would extend up to nine costing taxpayers especially four billion dollars republicans they were keeping their eye on the country's debt and say any welfare extension should be paid for by spending cuts elsewhere but some are going to say is that battle of political stubbornness versus economic stimulation. this is a situation where the government has to be proactive to try to stimulate the economy
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and to try to generate jobs and they haven't been doing a very great job of it so you can say well they shouldn't do anything but i don't see how that's going to lead to a recovery of our economy and neither do most economists around the world the problem is that there's an easy a logical group among the republicans and some other economists who feel that you know obama cannot have any victories he cannot be able to claim that he did anything positive so they are just the party of no they will vote against everything he proposes because he's proposing it and this is the problem that the democrats are facing it's masked as an economic debate but it really is and it's a political difference at its core the same republicans who are moaning about the deficit and the dead are also favoring tax cuts for the richest americans so they don't have to pay any taxes at all and the government can't generate any income
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their real philosophy is quote starve the beast try to make it impossible for government to function and serve the public and they're not very interested in lower income americans of people in pain and in poverty they're very they have been are filed with the richest americans and that's why this is become a class battle not just a political battle if you want to cut the budget you want to really deal with the deficit you have to cut military spending and that's something the republicans for the most part are not interested in doing with the exception perhaps of ron paul so everybody is making selective arguments to build their ideological case but the reality is that the money is going into military and counter-intelligence kinds of programming that generates jobs for some people believes most people out of work. political blogger and filmmaker from new york all stories are also updated of course twenty four hours
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a day of comments like through what else is online for you out the moment the indian teacher is really seeing children for not doing their homework corporal punishment illegal but parents want action to twenty people commit suicide. and soaring temperatures and sending people flocking to the city. to look for more on how moscow buys trying to beat the heat. dot com. u.s. officials say the amount of oil seeping from the blown out well in the gulf of mexico is it significant they also believe see page discovered near the well it could be a natural occurrence as a result b.p. has been told to carry on with its plan to seal the hole in the ocean floor for good but feared it would have to remove the cap which was fitted last week because of concerns over the leaks but the flow of oil for the first time in three months
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that it's now being allowed to remain in place. the syrian government has banned women from wearing face covering islamic veils in the country's universities to education ministry says the decision aims to protect the nation's secular identity but found it doesn't cover the head or head scarf which a growing number of women all wearing similar levels of head begin to france and belgium with the european countries for the public wearing of full veils to be made illegal. the most severe flooding to have hit china any years now claim some one hundred fifty lives dozens of people are still missing roads and rail lines of blocked due to landslides triggered by the town halls nearly six million people have had to flee their homes officials say water levels of china's long. over the galaxy have reached dangerous highs of the still rising. israel's attack on the gaza bound aid fertility has been holding the headlines for
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me is two months now but one israeli m.p. believes that was a clear provocation and that attempts to gain the world's attention. my point was that we are here are we are fighting in a war of ideas and there is an effort even i would say a cordon a good effort to isolate israel to portray it as illegitimate state and we let ships four times throughout the path and nothing happened because all family it's all about the story and it's all about the media and if the media's not interested it disappears had we just let it go through no one in the media the story would have fizzled within a day and it would have fizzled within a day no one would have been interested in israel's blockade a moment later. and
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you can hear more from israeli m.p. we live in just over ten minutes time here they say age only masses if you are following one but not for one georgia woman he claims to be the world's oldest person alive and there's the he says she's now a hundred and thirty and shows no signs of slowing down. the story. as you get older birthdays tend to get less exciting but not for each other this georgian woman says she's turning hundred and thirty years old it's a claim backed up by her passport but she appears to have outlived her birth certificate which would help prove she is the world's oldest living person by sixteen years she spends most of her time in bed but her ten grandchildren eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren keep her entertained year round. oh sure is very. weak but i don't want to stay in bed all the time i worked
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a lot i worked on my garden plot and i did to raise my children after my husband died. they say despite her age she still has a sound mind and a sharp eye and enjoys a game of backgammon every now and then. mother worked all her life even during the war remember it is very clear. to me how you isn't a third and last living son she claims she gave birth to him when she was sixty her two older children died in the one nine hundred forty s. it seems there's something in the air in the mountains of georgia living to over ninety is nothing out of the ordinary here but making it to hundred thirty is still something pretty special the secret could be in the simple rural life or the d.n.a. of the local population or as some have suggested a mix of what the documents or maybe it's the combination of all all three that keeps people like and going strong for years relatives say and to say used to smoke
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cigarettes doesn't eat meat but doesn't joy having a drink every now and then to suspend all of her life in the village she was born in she didn't have much of an official education and doesn't know how to read or write her passport says she was born in one thousand a.d. but independently that the communication. be verified without an t. says last birth certificate but several other documents and testimonies from her neighbors say i'm definitely over a century old. so called form. which is pretty old which created. this issue it is a future it was created very seventeen there is. a piece of which show is poor we need teen age. every day. with documents in order to establish the fact that this person is the oldest person in the world what
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with people who work or are not news to lead by example proving that age is a case of mind over matter as long as you know how to make the most of every single moment of life in a coast guard ga. now the whole summer in the crimea is about to get even hotter the city of stoppel is gearing up for its annual international bike show featuring the crandall the crime of the t. wales while. on the long journey to create the event which kicks off a five day thousands are expected to attend the three day metal and leather extravaganza organizers have gone all out to spice up the show with a misguided competition and a whole array of stunts and special effects. of our citizen for some fun don't go away they will get all the latest business things all the way now we. could see this nina as i think also more find that the financial crisis is a list of top miners taking out a huge loan as investors loosen the purse strings the details in our program but
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first this hour the former international show has opened in the south of england it's one of the premier events for the industry with companies flying in from all around the world our correspondent laura amid reports. airplanes of all shapes and sizes are taking to the skies over the south of england this week as for international ash brings technology to russia's biggest aviation industry play as a representative not just aeroflot and sukhoi superjet but also titanium make the s.m.p. . the russian defense super corp defense important export company on export and russian helicopters it was a successful beginning to the show for russian helicopters which sold four machines to an indian company a new direction was a commercial market for. a new market with care of several commercial. but
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that's not a big want to be confusion going on that we developed. so we are putting additional . among the russian related deal scientists a far aeroflot placed an order for eleven air bus planes for around a billion dollars and will supply thirty of it super jets to an indonesian airline in a deal worth just under a billion dollars but the name on everyone's lips this year is boeing. dowsett be the star of this year's show the boeing seven a seven dreamliner on british soil for the first time hailed as the first new generation. it's just c. an't wait it's all made of russian titanium the seventy seven's made of composite material and capable of traveling huge distances with this model still equipped for test flights boeing's confident it could make the first deliveries by the end of the year following a tour of the brand new plane. explained russia's involvement. in
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the last few years we have signed a lot of contract most of which were for. a newly built. the plane. that you and i just saw consists of about twenty tons worth of titanium product all of which were made in russia. boeing claims planes for the next eighty years will be modeled on the dreamliner and they're hoping to drum up new custom for the plane during the course of this week last year's paris was disastrous in terms of orders as the aerospace industry took a beating in the financial crisis this year could be different according to boeing i think there is some signs you know that the market just government bad definitely no airlines you know way more interest for more than your airplanes you know definitely finance and he is not so the problem like eighteen months ago bumper is traditionally a litmus test for the state of the global aviation industry and the world's biggest
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defense and aircraft manufacturers will hate the evidence of it taking off your and that business r.t. . time to check out the stock markets now european shares slipped into the red in early afternoon trade off the u.s. futures traded lower indicating a weak wall street opening in a few hours it follows disappointing results from goldman sachs and five year old monkey. and mosco has also fallen into negative ground in the off the. call is the only blue chip six as the price of light sweet goes above seventy six dollars about. russia's largest gold producer plans to pay a dividend of eight point five roubles pushchair for the first half of the year that's around twenty seven percent the figure is slightly lower than expected it's about hall for what the company paid last year if the board of directors
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recommendation is approved the company will spend just over fifty million dollars on dividends this year. now russia's largest coal miner has started raising a seven hundred million dollar loan according to bankers close to the deal. the morning joins is expected to follow up with an initial public offering. next year. for two thousand and nine chief. market trends. russia's top mobile operator m.t.s. and phone. have signed a deal to revive the corporation in several russian regions the relationship soured off the m.t.s. rival. chain two years ago with both sides to each other president alexander says he's pleased become police have agreed to start working together but he stressed remote regions of the country for the time being. french comic a situation is starting to make its cause in russia today for the first time the
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. in the united kingdom she's available in. the room she will return to the old way to return to getting closer to the millstone hutto country holds. the. controls the remembering the creamy it used to feel the return of the world the ribbons her child. i have all say this is a see representatives from seventy countries and organizations that pull to the schools but also bring about stability and security to the local school says president hamid karzai says he's determined the country be ready for the transfer of power in forming this. aids activists demond universal treatment on an
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international conference in the ball the u.n. war on spending cuts could undermine recent progress some scientists will say museum the old spring capital the challenging conventional look cool sense of the disease as well as the link between a. growth of and a bomb has called on the senate to extend welfare benefits for the unemployed which will cost the government. billion dollars they criticize republicans trying to deny it for americans it's. exhausting talks to israeli member of parliament. to discuss israel's position after its attack on a day for terror and may have prospects for the middle east. i have talked enough wolf a member of the israeli parliament who sits on the finest.


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