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killed the force and. security forces. who is behind this attack but officially no name has yet been given full. just a few seconds. also this in a reminder of a painful truth an iraqi american cheese memories and. victims from both countries killed in the seven year campaign. and we investigate whether pharmaceutical companies are cashing in on aids patients while scientists from around the world put the disease under scrutiny in vienna. live from a studio in central moscow this is r t with you twenty four hours a day good to have you with us two security guards have been killed in an attack on a hydroelectric power plant in russia's southern republic of korea two generators
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were put out of action when several bombs went was set off inside the station. has more. not of the caucasus target as ations claimed responsibility for a serious of bloss at the box on hydro power plant in russia but in about korea and the north caucasus meanwhile national and to church committee is reporting now that all the people being involved in this attack those who have carried out as well as the organizers have all been identified although officially no name has yet been given the russian media has already suggested that i made abdul mawgoud be behind this attack this man is known as the leader of al-qaeda militants he became number one in the republic just a while ago and since then the number of deadly incidents in the republican south and in the region as a how has increased dramatically and analysts say that in such
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a matter this man is now just trying to get some respect from the militants in the region and maybe at this particular this recent attack on the blood could also be part of his planned huge plan to gain popularity and to strengthen his position as the leader of the militants so for the republic that's now listen to what the investigators say. we regularly carry out terror training in russian regions this is necessary to issue the two cs work together a from the time companies whose time we have questions for the money issues of the cloned about to security on the reliability of it's going to be investigation will show whether this facility was well going to earlier today a group of people who were getting money about four people they say up to four gunmen burst into the pool and sure to god and said at least four explosions three all the. employees of the station have also been hurt
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two of them seriously injured and then hospitalized and we also have information that all of them coming. as the militants have been looking for the switches to cut off power they've tried to force these people to tell them where exactly it is situated as far as we know that supplies haven't been back to by base attack we made that most likely they didn't they didn't find it is to find base. at the same time secure a c. has been tightened everywhere in the region especially all hydro power facilities in which to solve. one of little later in the program i'll be talking to political analyst patrol from the moscow office about that attack. the u.s. is still spending billions each month on its operations in iraq but these days it receives little attention at home well now
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a growing number of americans are accusing the media of burying the war and giving its victims the recognition they deserve. met the man for whom the issue is literally getting under his skin. the so in the age. a roll call of names. score. one hundred thousand. casualty of war and it had to drawing attention to that. very difficult situation. can trees or belong to the war. from one country to the motherland and of course there's a huge amount of anger that will follow all channeled into art in march the rocky american turned his back into canvas for an ongoing project hold and
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counting. observers watch as the law is scored with a borderless map of iraq surrounding the cities dots representing their deaths. of iraqi civilians and american soldiers dot's only seen under a black light and the reason. invisible things is to call attention to how. is he gone and marked a death count which includes his younger brother haji poultice you. think that was before he. went to before he died. it was two thousand and four in the laws hometown city of haji and fellow iraqi civilians were demonstrating against u.s. occupation when a u.s. predator drone dropped a missile i feel compelled to engage in some.
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awareness of what is going on says the media is not paying any attention but last month the us media did temporarily turn their attention to the other war and the scandalous mudslinging politics surrounding let's let's stick with stanley mcchrystal for a moment he has apologized for the comments that he made general mcchrystal has been ordered home to the white house to answer questions about his comments in this article a rolling stone article in which america's top commander in afghanistan publicly ridiculed the obama administration before star general tended his resignation according to the pew research center mcchrystal drama filled twenty five percent of the u.s. mainstream news cycle how can the president let him get away with this the second most talked about story in june third was the rocky u.s. economy. while ironically the war costing america more than seven billion
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dollars each month yielded minimum coverage. leaving the. responsible for drawing a spotlight on scars of hearty that run deep seven years and counting. r t. well coming up later in the program prosecuting a former president on t.v. chance to the american attorney aiming to get george w. bush in the dog to answer for his behavior in the white house. for the administration of george w. bush was particularly lawless i don't think there's ever been a time in american history when we had the highest officials in government so flagrantly break the law and show no respect at all for the rule of law they just created laws just out of whole cloth they created laws in secret
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behind closed doors that were in the american democracy. and shameful. and you can catch the full interview in around twenty minutes from now here. u.s. secretary of state says north korea will face new sanctions in the latest bid to stem its atomic ambitions hillary clinton was speaking in south korea after holding talks with the defense and military officials there she said the new measures including the freezing of assets aim to stop north korea purchasing or sending arms it comes just days before a joint military exercise aimed at deterring pyongyang from any potential attacks the north denied accusations that it was behind the sinking of a warship belonging to the south in march publish a call from the center for korean studies at moscow state university says the new sanctions are only likely to irritate. i don't know what could be more
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economic sanctions against north korea because it is already too much isolated. the world trade always less than the four billion dollars and eighty percent concentrated on china i think that's just a statement made. on security council statement on north korea which. south korean warship sinking still reach didn't blame or after this in all conditions north korea could attack now south korea due to the. predominance of military power from the south korean alliance i think the only way to deal with north koreans is to negotiate especially if. you play. and they want to be treated as a new player and if and when they're treated as some kind of. evil axis. so just irritated then that's a very difficult to to deal with them in such
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a way one hour let's return to our top story this hour an attack on a power plant in russia itself i cannot talk to political analysts nicholai patrol from the carnegie moscow office in moscow thanks very much indeed for joining us now a criminal investigation has been launched. it's not regarded as terrorism by the police interestingly enough why is that do you think. well you know it seems to me there that's the very pro which exists in the recent past by the federal center according to which from one side there was sort of crazy show of local political elites going on and from other sides there was a new pm to replace almost all loyal force months generals in the regions by varying ganz by a cop it beggars guys coming from very distant regions of russia and i think that it creates from one side they're trying to revision their their research.
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power and from other side it's it's it leads to this situation where force month although being decisive firm loyal is not very well connected to and very well rooted deeply rooted in the region or whatever you categorize it as it is an attack and it's an attack on a power station now is that perhaps an indication that militants perpetrators are looking for the new targets and applying new tactics here. yet it seems to me that the it can be very dangerous line of fire so we each. kind of guerrilla swore when not only representatives of forethought it is huge and the prices santa konami jets are becoming targets for terrorists than p. it's much more complicated to protect all the soldiers from there and therefore what will the implications of this sort of attack now have all security measures in
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the north caucuses bearing in mind these are extremely important and just to call targets. well it seems to me that it's time to rethink and to revise the who. all corn syrup so how to deal with northern caucasus. it's needed to approach this problem with a trying to fuel strategy and not just new tactics to think about the need to show peaceful region on the big game standpoint in fourteen in twenty fourteen but think about how to move step by step through it social political economic modernization of the region is that what you mean by a new strategy maybe away from perhaps military force but looking at the the social and political causes of this problem. well it seems to me of their police
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measures will be no more effective it's needed somehow to look for the possibility of incorporation of those forces which do not find now any way to realize themselves in regional politics and to think about well absolutely new approach in the region very amman what happened recently in moscow and you also mentioned the build up to the olympics i'll be looking into that very dangerous time for russia in the near future to think. yeah it's it's exactly it's exactly the key is santa the federal santos position lympics crimea is so we can be it's pretty much understandable for there already sounds you can not breath they act each and every all in these big region. very interesting here we have to say political analysts because i patrolled joining us there from central moscow thanks very much indeed
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for joining us here on r.t. . well just to remind you we're online for you twenty four hours a day that saw web site you can check out any of our stories that we cover here on screen and also plenty of pictures online at r.t. dot com here is some of what streaming there right now. russian traffic police say moscow could save a billion dollars a year just by tackling the daily gridlock but the number of cars keeps growing. and money to spare usually makes people happy but one british woman you can find out why she can even hold no point at r.t. dot com. now an international aids conference in vienna may have been hearing about breakthroughs in treatment but it's also had plenty of arguments scientists unveiled a new anti the vaginal gel which health officials are calling hope for women but human rights activists say the key to curbing the disease is access to universal
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care but a group of aids activists this fall the complaint with the u.s. the u.n. i should say against the united states they claim president obama's policies favor multi national pharmaceutical companies raising the cost of treatment well sean flynn from the washington college of law says the move will have an impact on patients. well sean flynn i think. joining us now here. in fact it isn't very sorry about your joining us live from sorry about that that. now tell me you just mentioned about the fact that there are accusations being put forward against the u.s. government tell us what are you actually complaining about here. we are actually complaining about the fact that the unfortunately the obama administration is continuing some bush policies that they were going to threaten countries with trade
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sanctions for simply trying to make medicines more affordable to their people including in. the obama administration is kind of continued a bush era policy that actually created watch lists but it didn't feel like. you have a job. actually promised that he wouldn't do that do you know that during his election campaign exactly in fact exactly he in fact did that to me personally he put in his platform a promise that he was going to break the stranglehold of a couple of drug companies over the power of treatment but now we see a situation where they're continuing these policies they're continuing to threaten countries simply for trying to make a drugs more affordable ineffective obama is ignoring this do you think the un is going to listen to your complaint let me talk about it. i think they will actually grover is the special repertoire on the right to health and he's a long time expert in these areas he will now investigate the complaint and contact
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the u.s. government it's our contention actually that president obama doesn't know what's going on i actually think that it's mid-level bureaucrats in office of the u.s. trade representative who are running intellectual property rights and they're left overs from the bush administration we need to get the attention of obama we believe he understands the language of human rights which is why when we've tried and tried and tried to get his attention we hope that this in fact you talk about human rights but actually saying that these drugs aren't getting to the people a tool the fact is that they cost more than they should do in the pharmaceutical companies are actually profiting from this. exactly what happens is that the obama administration and the bush administration before them continue to threaten countries and what it does is it drives up the price of the drugs because unlike you know like generic drugs brand name drugs cost thousands and thousands of dollars per patient per year if we restrict countries ability to make those generic drugs and make them available to their people especially if we have the ability to
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actually make those drugs which is ninety two percent of the drugs come from india if we're trying to push against them making generic versions of these drugs in order for drug companies to profit that's a violation of human rights and all drugs and throwing all this money towards drugs actually work and we've had many people who are quite skeptical about the fact the link between h i.v. in aids and saying that all this is in fact a myth and that the public have been misinformed that all of the drugs are actually working from your point of view. absolutely i mean i can attest for many many many people who are alive today millions of people alive today because of these drugs and in fact i'm speaking to you from the international aids conference here in vienna where new scientific discoveries are being on veiled not only is aids treatment keeping millions of people alive but it's also preventing new infections we can in fact prevent and treat and actually end aids if we work at it but we have to reach universal access to aids treatment and that means the prices of drugs have to come down so on the one hand we've got this administration huge supporters of
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pepfar and doing a lot on aids but on the other hand trying to restrict countries abilities to actually make those drugs affordable we have to reconcile those two policies thanks very much indeed age and human rights activist matthew for joining us to sort out the confusion the beginning great to hear what you have to say thank you thank you . international news here for you. twenty minutes past the hour some remain you have believed to be the bodies of the former romanian dictator. and his wife that children want to. they were actually buried at the spot in bucharest officials took samples from the corpses before repairing the coffins ceausescu ruled romania for twenty five years before being executed in an anti communist revolt. the worst flooding in more than a decade has left at least seven hundred people in china dead so far this year millions have been evacuated from homes of more than three hundred still missing due to continue rainfall roads and rail lines from a blocked due to landslides officials say the rainy season will continue until the
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end of august at least. some of those in the u.s. are calling for an inquiry into the release of the lucky bomber last year but british prime minister david cameron rejected the idea and denied b.p. had been involved in the release during his first official visit to the white house since his believe that. mcgraw he's released i should say may have followed lobbying by the oil around two hundred seventy people were killed when a plane was blown up over the scottish village of lockerbie in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. and in france a traffic controllers are on strike protesting it plans to merge european aviation services they concerned that major job losses could follow flights have been canceled at the country's two main international airports shoulder and all at the height of the holiday season industrial action is expected to last until thursday morning. well that brings up to date for the moment here on our. main stories for in less than eight minutes from now in the meantime we've got the
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business next with daniel. welcome to business the russian government's plans to raise the mineral tax may not be as punitive some companies first feared the state plans to increase the gas extraction levy by six percent in twenty twelve and five point four percent in twenty thirteen this will help raise an additional one point nine billion dollars during the first year and a further two point two billion the following year the all sector will also face changes to its tax regime resource companies have been objecting to the new plans saying they would lead to reduced investment in the sector the finance ministry says it will offer concessions dolls of croydon a new mechanism should be created to help the work a new fields and provide tax breaks for them the fields of vancouver in taloqan will be included on the list of those receiving tax breaks that it will also feel some changes starting from twenty twelve under the plan or extraction tax will be
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raised to six point five percent in twenty twelve and five point four percent in twenty thirteen. sales of new cars in russia tipped to grow fifteen percent this year according to a cult p w c the company says the cash for clunkers program drove the sector's roys but it's unclear what will happen when the scheme ends it paul reports russians are once again getting in line to buy new cars and wait to get behind the wheel of a mercedes up to three months and if it's a new russian built do you want well that could take as long as he will for a year in some regions so far overall sales are up three percent in the first half of this year however the market remains segregated with the most expensive and the cheapest mortons shifting quickest true cars are doing this and it's been. that people have got my competitive. it's the segment in the middle that i was too
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. calls. produced by votes. general motors that segment of the middle class is still struggling some more sales are russian orders have risen twenty percent this year price waterhouse coopers says the main driver has been the cash for clunkers program which has been more successful than expected it's clearly been very effective the question is how long the program will last and whether there will be any modifications to the program at the moment it's aimed really at the cheapest cons in the market it's possible that the program could be modified to target say the new modern cars that have been produced by russian producers in alliance with foreign partners to cash for clunkers program together with import duties on foreign calls boosted the share of mystic manufactures in the russian market to sixty four percent this year p.w. c. believes the russian water market still has tremendous potential for growth at the
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moment for every one thousand people there are two hundred thirty five because more developed markets the figure is two or three times greater. business. let's take a quick look at the stock markets in russia now both main both is a strong day gaining some two percent methyl mine i met show with almost five and a half percent off the revealing a big rise in metals output for the first half of the year. also ended up off the analyst said it. was less serious than feared. the stress test results from european banks are putting pressure on stock markets worldwide managing director international vic to schmitz explains what we have seen in the last two months is a significant derating of price earnings ratios across all markets to reflect expectation of slower economic growth rates as well as continued problems in the banking sector however the key was a stress test is
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a validity the rigor of those said we have to see on friday how rigorous those tests were now playmakers. nine hundred million dollars deal to sell thirty aircraft to a bermuda based leasing firm it marks its third significant firm order secured at the show in as many days the super jet one hundred will be the first passenger plane built by russia since the fall of the soviet union earlier on thursday the company announced an agreement to sell ten planes to gazprom for three hundred twenty three million dollars and kicked off the show by signing a contract to supply thirty planes to an indonesian carrier the issue of the full featured ever i'm following sales worth around twenty three billion dollars. that's it for me you can always find more stories on our website at www dot com slash business.
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