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killed two guards to force entry. as the investigation continues security forces are already saying they know who is behind this attack from or join me in just a few seconds. also a reminder of a painful truth and iraqi american choose memories into his own skin as the victims from both countries killed in the seven year iraq 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. from our studios here in central moscow this is twenty four hours a day two security guards have been killed in an attack on one hundred metric power plant in russia's southern republic of korea two generators were put out of action
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when several bombs were set off inside the station. is that the scene. this is the hydroelectric plant main gate so it all actually started here police say that a group of unidentified gunmen broke through these gates having killed two policemen who were actually sitting here after that they proceeded to the to the administration building which you can probably see behind me allegedly the gunman tired of this stuff and started to torture them with knives trying to find out the location of the controls which is police say that after. the gunmen pulled to the generator room when detonated the bombs destroyed two generators three of the one which you can probably see behind me we do survived later when security and police arrived at the scene they found an explosive device and defused it now the plant is still blocked police forensic team and instigators are still working on the ground
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searching every inch of the area looking for evidence about who might be behind the attack despite the explosions paralyzing the plant the region's promise supply wasn't affected in the meantime security has been increased on all the hydroelectric plants across the russians north caucasus region following that attack. well it is more of an ocean is following the investigation in moscow and brings us now the latest. the initial investigation has classified what's happened at the bus hydroelectric power plant in russia's going to north korea north caucasus as a terror attack but later on they rejected this version is saying that was sabotage and a criminal investigation has been launched on the following articles sabotage first illegal arms production and possessing stealing weapons and attacking law enforcement offices although terror has been the least of the articles later national and to terror committee has confirmed that has been carried out by
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militants hold their public office about it in about car a they were saying that all the people being involved in this attack those who carried it out and the agonizes of this attack have all been identified although officially no name has yet been given so far the russian media has already suggested that amir abdul ought to be behind this attack this man is known as the leader all book about him about carrying militants he became number one in the republic just a while ago and since then though the number of deadly incidents in the republicans well as in the region as a whole has increased dramatically and analysts say that now they smash and is trying to gain some popularity and to get some respect from militants on the most likely the main message the main goal of this particular recent attack on the plunge into by the macaria was to attract their attention and to show to demonstrate how powerful is here and to demonstrate to strengthen his position as
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the leader of the militants in the republic with as mentioned the investigation that is see you undergo you know to be confirmed exactly who is behind this attack . which we regularly carry out. this is necessary to issue to seize work together if you turn companies whose turn we have questions for the managers of the plant about security and the real. if it's gone the investigation will show whether this facility was well guarded. is most wanted terrorist talk or moderate has been repeatedly threatening attacks on the country's infrastructure and looking at this recent attack on the plant incompatible career we can say that these could be the first abas a successful attack on the country's infrastructure less now listen to what the abolitionists say it seems to me that the it can be very dangerous slowing of the
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swedish truth a current of good realists war where not only representatives are food for it is huge and the prices then become let me quote jets are becoming thought are good for their obviously amply it's much more complicated to prepare for this sort of from them. to rethink and to revise the whole corn syrup to deal with northern caucasus to think it through step by is three up to it social political economic modernization of the region we have to admit that the terror threat coming out from this particular part of the country remains rather high with reports about the incidence of deadly incidents happening in the region almost daily to start the republic of the gestalt. of it in about the area witnessed frequent attacks on local officials and politicians suicide bombings targeting law enforcement bodies have become
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a rather common theme there and the wars thing about this region is that it is known as home to many so-called terrorist schools where the militants are being treat padda been trained to carry out terror attacks not only within the regime but also outside russian authorities are much concerned about that let's try and number of measures to stop violence escalates in the region but as far as we're still reporting information like this recent about this recent attack we can admit that these measures are maybe not enough. well for national reporting from moscow. the u.s. is still spending billions each month on its operations in iraq but these days it receives little attention at home now a growing number of americans are accusing the media of burying the war not giving its victims the recognition they deserve. the man for whom the issue is literally getting under his skin the sad thing is.
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a roll call of names more of the score. one hundred thousand dollars represent the iraqis casualty of war and it had to drawing attention to them. in a very difficult situation i live with the two can trees or belong to their war aggression . from one country to the motherland can treat and of course there is a huge amount of anger anger that will follow all channeled into art in march the rocky american turned his back into canvas for an ongoing project called and counting. observers watch as the lawless cord with a borderless map of iraq surrounding the cities dots representing the deaths of iraqi civilians and american soldiers dots only seen under
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a black light and the reason. that invisible thing is to call attention to how they are is gone and marked a death count which includes his younger brother haji how old is you. think that was before he about twenty maybe before he died. it was two thousand and four in belongs hometown city of kufa haji and fellow it. rockey civilians were demonstrating against u.s. occupation when a u.s. predator drone dropped a missile i feel compelled to. some. to. what is going on says the media is not paying any attention but last month the us media did temporarily turn their attention to
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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 hot likely ridiculed the obama administration the four 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 dollars each month yielded minimum coverage. leaving those like the
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responsible for drawing a spotlight on scars of heartache that run deep seven years and counting. r.t. . the former prime minister of kosovo is to be retried in the hague over alleged war crimes denies previous trial two years ago was abandoned due to a lack of evidence however the president of the yugoslav tribunal has since claimed witness intimidation to blame or denies the senior member of the cause of liberation army to be indicted over the body in the late ninety's meanwhile the international court of justice is set to outline on thursday. it's legal view on kosovo's declaration of independence from serbia in two thousand and eight we'll talk more i'm not joined by a political expert on the balkans. thank you very much indeed for joining us here on r.t. can we first of all deal with a former prime minister if the first time this man stood trial there was talk of witness intimidation how sure can we be that it won't happen
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a second time around. well it's a good question but i mean we need to see the context in which this whole thing is taking place mr hardin i was a commander of the kosovo liberation army and independence using terrorist methods and he was also supported by the united states and nato the doing effectively dirty work for them to enable them to bomb themselves into court saw him play control over the region let's be quite clear the largest military base of united states in europe has been built in crossover since then so mr howe to deny clearly enjoyed protection at the hague and i don't regard the hague simply as a you win partial tribunal i mean it is many people regard it as the washington tribunal. there are now questions as to why this is this retrial is taking place well some of it he is. really. was if you like
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absolved of any guilt because as you said no evidence but the reason is essentially intimidation numerous people have been killed in kosovo as a result of this i think they now want to show that some kind of justice exists and that is why we're having the retrial are you surprised that so many people they see this is a turnaround when of course serbia was generally seen as the aggressor in the conflict at the time and now we have a cause of an in in the dark what do you read into this is it a surprise to you. well just a minute. seem as the aggressor i mean i've seen my country is dropping the equivalent to a free bombs in seventy eight days of war of aggression against the republic of yugoslavia this is twisting for around and it is coming essentially from nato countries i don't think that seeing is being guilty in russia or china at least two countries that still respect but sharp sort of the united nations and
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a great many other key. trees especially the ones but let's come back to this. you have to bear in mind many of the things over which mr has been accused of have taken place. when it was part of the public eye. since then during its trial and number of executions taken place and one possibility is to show that now this is taking place. and under ministration actually want to show that this is not all right so this is one possibility but it's only a guess at this stage we have to see how events over the next several weeks let's look at another event which is due to unfold tomorrow actually the international court of justice is due to decide the legality of course of his independence now will anything happen if they actually declare illegal. it will be
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a huge implication of course that is the very little that can do against the powers that. this secession from and from the federal republic of yugoslavia are possible but if the international court of justice. has the legal and we have all these countries still thinking with. recognition of this situation i'm talking about most of the european countries and above all the united states. is right means very serious situation that we are not in a position to resolve international issues legally but with that decision from the international court of justice really be listened to by everybody and if it is that really likely to happen and if it does happen then in effect would that be a danger of old rivalries being opened up again if this was the case.
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this isn't merely an issue that has local implications meaning. and it's seceding province of kosovo this is huge international implications because here you have a pouring power in fact a non european part bombing its way into a sovereign state in the balkans the republic of yugoslavia at that time and subsequently as a result of it. and label for a session to take place and the united states in fact was the very first country to recognize kosovo it's clearly where they want to control this country by the way they have done something similar elsewhere in the world i mean we may have to go back sometime but let's see panama one time was part of the state of colombia work in nineteen hundred and free it was simply off the state and in due time the panama canal was built i can see in numerous situations let's wait till what happened with
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the british empire and so on now if we have a large powerful state simply create their own three films all over the world that is simply going to create instability everywhere and people will not be able to refer to it to international law or i will leave it there for the moment thanks very much interesting to hear your viewpoint political expert on the balkans michel governor of it's thanks very much indeed for joining us there in london we shall await the outcome of both of those events those forthcoming events thanks very much indeed. thank you. and international aids conference in vienna may have been hearing about breakthroughs in treatment but it's also plenty of arguments unveiled a new h.i.v. gel which health officials are calling for women but human rights activists say the key to curbing the disease is access to universal a group of aids activists is folly complaint against the united states making president obama's policies favor multinational form a suitable companies raising the cost of treatment i think is one of those. the
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complaints. unfortunately the obama administration is continuing some bush era policies that said in fact that they were going to threaten countries with trade sanctions for simply trying to make medicines more affordable to their people including in medicines 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 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 the ability to 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 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
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means the prices of drugs have to come down so on the one hand we've got this administration huge supporters of 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 and that was aids and human rights activist matthew talking to. us secular 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 defense and military officials he said that he measures including the freezing of assets. purchased in sending arms that comes just days before a joint military exercise aimed at the from any potential the north that was behind the sinking of a warship to the south back in march. the historic korea expert jim hall told me earlier that the new measures will affect north korea's population and are unlikely to have any impact on its leadership. the problem with sanctions in
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north korea's that they have been sanctions of one sort or another on north korea since one nine hundred fifty fifty one since the outbreak of the korean war. they have not had much noticeable effect over the years the new measures repeat those measures that have been imposed since two thousand and six by the united nations following the two nuclear tests that north korea conducted the current sets of sanctions which are very similar to what she said today. goods and. now in theory that means that the people aren't affected but if you reduce the amount of funds coming into the country the top leadership isn't going to carry that it will be ordinary people. just remind you as well as being on screen twenty four hours a day we're allowing for you twenty four hours a day so check out any of our stories about dot com any time anything you may have missed on here's some of what streaming there right now russian traffic police say
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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 not one british woman can find out why she can't even hold notes calling all online at all to. some of the international news for at this stage of the day scientists remain you have dug up what i believe to be bodies of the former remaining dictator. and his wife that children want to confirm they were actually buried at the spot in bucharest officials took samples from the corpses before repairing the coffins such as remain if the 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 and more than three hundred still missing due to continue rainfall roads and rail lines from a blocked due to landslides and officials say the rainy season will continue until
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the end of august at least. some of those in the u.s. are calling for an inquiry into the release of the lockerbie bomber last year but british prime minister david cameron rejected the idea and also denied b.p. had been involved in the release during his first official visit to the white house senators believe that his release may have followed lobbying by the. two hundred seventy people killed when a plane was blown up over the scottish village but luckily in one thousand nine hundred eight. and in france air traffic controllers are on strike protesting it plans to merge european aviation services are concerned that major job losses could follow and flights are being canceled at the country's two main international airports shelled the goal and only at the height of the holiday season industrial action is expected to last until thursday morning. well known ten minutes from now we'll be chatting to the american attorney aiming to get george w. bush in the dock to answer for his behavior while in the white house special
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interview coming shortly that's after daniel with the latest business news statements from. i'm great for the full story we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. 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
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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 of concessions dolls and strode no new mechanism should be created to help the worker new fields and provide tax breaks for them the fields of taloqan will be included on the list of those receiving tax breaks. it will also feel some changes starting from twenty twelve under the plan or extraction tax will be 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 true of the sector's
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roys but it's unclear what will happen when the scheme ends meet pool reports. russians are once again getting into buying new cars to wait to get behind the wheel of a myth sadie's is 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 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 shifting quickest the true colors are doing quite well muscled it's been up and you have a. good going the distance so it means that people have got my store had to spend with them because. it's the segment in the middle that i was talking about middle class. accomplishes by votes. for general motors that segment for that the middle class is they still struggling some more sales a russian lot as a reason twenty percent this year price waterhouse coopers says the main driver has
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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 cars 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 that cash for clunkers program together with import duties on foreign calls boosted the share of the mystic manufacturers in the russian market to sixty four percent this year p w c believes the russian auto market still has tremendous potential for growth at the moment for every one thousand people there are two hundred thirty five 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
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a strong day gaining some two percent methyl mine i met shell with almost five and a half percent off the revealing a big rise in metals output for the first half of the year most hydro 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 in the moon or 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 the expectation of slower economic growth rates as well as continuing problems in the banking sector however the key with a stress test is ability the rigor of those tests and we have to see on friday how rigorous those tests were now playmakers. a nine hundred million dollars deal to sell thirty aircraft to a bermuda based leasing firm it marks its third significant firm order secured at
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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 air show 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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if. the show is the same i'll admit. i mean i don't like to see any real. fighting a deadly virus with the endless funding of big pharma how much consensus is. coming from the.


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