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science will give you a second chance at life. on air and online twenty four hours a day you're watching r.t. the top story now thousands of american homeowners facing foreclosure have been queuing for up to thirty hours to get free help from a housing advocacy group in washington d.c. more than three hundred thousand homes are repossessed in the u.s. every month many of those close to do zing a roof over their heads see the government's own mortgage aid program as a failure ati's christine for reports. these are the faces behind the crisis we're waiting and hoping and praying to but we can decide to help everybody really help to help and that's what we're looking for help the desperate voices of those who have reached the end of the line or am i too am what time nine
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thirty nine thirty last night when did you sleep here you're right down there on the ground naomi lawrence took several buses from florida eighteen hours then arrived at the washington d.c. convention center thursday morning waiting thirty hours to get in oh you've been our boy it's tat and we don't have no place to go and bathroom. but they waited anyway for a chance to restructure the mortgages on their homes all part of the save the dream tour good you need to go on with put on by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america earth parent or natca this is a look at foreclosure activity around the united states during the last year the height of it came in march of this year but never once did it fall below three hundred thousand homes in a month everybody here has tried to work with their lender and it's failed c.e.o. bruce marks calls himself a financial terrorist and with the help of many volunteers works with people to
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help them they get counseling and meet with lenders to come up with an affordable mortgage or to lower their interest rate or both not everyone qualifies but everyone is at least promised an answer the where in adjustable rate mortgage and that rates just keep going up and there's this and believable natca targets people with nowhere else to turn my more dish basically is out of reach some actually choosing whether to keep or pay more ditch. there are also target studios of big banks who they say caused this crisis five protesting outside their houses putting furniture. on their lawns they also protest inside the capitol even though congress wants to pretend that there's no crisis out there and repression obama wants to pretend that. the fact of the matter is it's just as bad it's not getting better deborah phillips told her daughters it was president obama they were here for. by
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the white house that's all they've been talking about. but. i guess that we're not trying to let them understand a struggle shared by everyone here in varying degrees we've been having struggles with paying our bills we had to take our son out of private school and i'm actually doing it for my dad he can't come here. family members passed away and that's why we. went over. started a last hope in an economy still in peril reporting in washington christine for south r t well the prospects for struggling americans continues to look bleak as a federal report says more people face defaulting on their mortgages filmmaker and blogger danny schechter says that's because thousands of people are simply thrown off president obama's program which is meant to save homeowners from foreclosure. i was in atlanta with the naacp. for closure effort there to try to help people and
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you know twenty five thousand people showed up there they've been showing up around the country precisely because the government programs are not working something like five hundred thousand people have been thrown off the government program because they don't meet various criteria as a consequence only a small relatively small percentage of those facing foreclosure are being helped at all and when we say helped means that their mortgages are modified either the interest level is reduced or the in some way the terms of payment are made more affordable for people but by and large the services so-called mortgage services who work with the banks are really controlling the process the government is not imposing rules here they're not really offering debt relief to people as they do to people in other countries so we have a situation where the foreclosure crisis could lead to
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a million new foreclosures this year. britain's defense secretary has admitted that u.k. forces used to play to your brain imagination during the iraq war in two thousand and three it follows an iraq inquiry which allegedly uncovered more than forty sites across the country that had high radiation contamination to the fox told lawmakers that approximately one point nine metric tons of the planted uranium. that un has been told are locations the ammunition is widely condemned because of the potential long term health effects such as tense as there have been ballot is a dish opposition labor party m.p. paul flynn says the iraqi people are suffering the consequences. we know that in the first iraq war depleted uranium was used in shells and it certainly is very very likely to be used again and it's used as a ballast because of the density in shells but unfortunately it's not as
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radioactive is it might be. two three eight with the gamma radiation is being reduced to a weapon of mass destruction but sadly you to a weapon of eternal destruction because the dust on the battlefield and get into the water supply into the. can because give children cancer is called birth defect and the iraqis have been saying for a long time now where the battles took place there's evidence of big increases in childhood cancers and even birth defect and threatening to sue. the united states government for this awful contamination it's almost certainly taken place. but a shame people think that on the dangers of depleted uranium weapons. it without still ahead this hour putting life on ice. and the heads of aid refrigerator get
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stored in this liquid nitrogen field cryer we said it can't make any promises but this might just be a way to get and take two on my. screen visit the only facility in europe that claims to offer the prospect of life off today by freezing their clients' brains and bodies. we wage gap between men and women in our studio is the widest in the whole of the european union according to the figures most women earn a third less than men and that's the russian speaking minority that suffers the most. discovered. today the sun is shining on olga it's a break from a hard working life learning money to raise her son but as a single mom she has to sweat it out in the factory just to bring in a meager pay. just to put it to grads it's thirty three degrees celsius in their
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work shop but our employers don't care if you try to stand up for your rights they'll point you to the door if you don't like it here you're free to leave it's very hard to find a job here in a still when you're there for put up with working in slave like conditions still in your house one of europe's worst pay gaps between men and women studies say women get paid seventeen percent less than men on average but in a stone year it's as much as thirty percent people think that we don't have the problem is that there is there where ness of the problem and and the problem that people don't have their gender lenses how to say to see when there is an equality going on. it goes much further than wages so-called segregation in the economy means women often remain in lower paid jobs like health care and education while men dominate the more lucrative private sector experts say that's not just on first it's bad for business if for example a concrete to
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a woman feels that she cannot do the job or cannot take up the career that she would lie and she she has a talent for that and of course this is some human resource loss to their corner there also appears to be an ethnic dimension with a stone as large russian minority receiving low pay the nearest only in counterparts and ethnic russian women come out bottom of the list it's a structural a show in the labor market. that. let's say russian speaking we mean the they are perhaps working in the sectors where the pages where the wages are especially low and this. of course increase. their the pay gap even more whether it's over at the city or gender stereotypes that have been identified as one of the root causes of inequality in green latitudes of what to see as the proper roles men and women should perform passed down through generations the
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government says it's trying to weed them out but it's going to take time. i would submit. the problems there is no point of. hiding the problems that your country faces it is a lengthy process and. and they started to show people to not change overnight are all good though it's simply a case of double standards. yet there was this international i think a very prime minister was paid my salary even if he didn't have to pay the utilities i don't think it would last him a week. children and parents are enjoying the summer sun behind me but for many estonian women it's a rare luxury and with gender stereotypes dying hard it could be years before stoning women catch up with their male counterparts tom barton r.t. to live in a stone near and you can see more of the stories we're covering online at r.t. dot com that's what else is on the site right now for you
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a woman in georgia claims her cat has given birth to a puppy and it's mums isn't real what she wanted just a making of it all. and discover how russians are less prone to depression than smiley americans according to a new study. washington has apologized to moscow for failing to report it to russian citizens in africa may they use it on someone pressing the fax button constantino shrinker pilot is accused of transporting four tons of cocaine with up to six million dollars but most says he has in effect kidnapped by the united states it's. a story basically we have moscow accusing washington d.c.
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of having abducted a russian citizen a pilot's going under the name constantini or shen co and feeling to inform russian officials about having done so and traditionally under international law when one state. arrests or captures or dogs or kidnaps or whatever it may be a citizen of another country they're supposed to inform the country of citizenship that this has been done this is not the case however and we have our washington d.c. accusing this man of having been part of an international cocaine trafficking ring and he was he's been accused of having been part of a scheme to transport as much as four tons of cocaine from south america to africa with the intention of leader transporting the drugs to europe and the united states right now this man is that in manhattan awaiting trial with four other people who were arrested along with him and we have been hearing from the prosecution that they're saying that the group wanted to acquire as much as four and a half million euros as part of this profit obvious scheme meanwhile we have the
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defense lawyer in russia saying that. it's not true that your shine co didn't even have a plane that was good enough to fly overseas and the defense lawyer of his family has been seeing that he has never actually been to south america let alone traffic drugs from there but for all of the details in the missteps carried out by u.s. officials now let's go to the report of our correspondent. he was abducted and covertly transferred to the united states from africa he was not an american or liberian citizen he was a russian citizen and was effectively missing for over a month his home country russia did not know about his abduction and rendition to the u.s. and the fact that the americans did not tell the russians until now is about steering controversy we have. apologized to russia the u.s. says sorry and insists everything minus faxing the memo to the wrong embassy was
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within the rules and regulations of an international transfer but that is not how the russian government has interpreted ness we pressed the wrong button on the fax machine. to be brutally for a reset button and. the russian foreign ministry called the incident a kidnapping of a russian national from a third country and because the us did not follow the formalities of international rendition law which requires all parties involved in the secret transfer to know about it prior to the prisoner leaving the third country the russians have labeled it as a sign of open lawlessness so were we involved and sharing information with liberia yes indeed word was were there particular u.s. participation i'm not aware of that. but it's it's hard to say what the true reasons are for such behavior of the american side especially considering the fact that here at the consulate you don't have the official information from our
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american colleagues on the matter in question it's a case very reminiscent of victor boot and alleged arms dealer who was apprehended in thailand with the knowledge of the russian governments the difference the u.s. struggled to extradite due to the u.s. for prosecution and conviction but thai authorities were cautious of the evidence from the u.s. and deny the transfer in case the u.s. skipped the legal procedures and rendered him without his home country knowing. about it so that if the u.s. doesn't follow its own laws in terms of how alleged suspects are transferred from one country to another this. means the rule book is no longer valid it's an incident that could spell disaster for the u.s. especially as the details of how your schenkel was transferred are leaking out and whether the u.s. violated its own laws. r t washington d.c. . recitative journalist and r.t. contributor wayne madsen thinks the idea that the press the wrong fax machine is
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a poor excuse i think this is part of the carry over from the bush cheney administration where the u.s. basically thumbs its nose at international law and we've seen it time and time again it seems like the reset button doesn't work at the state department fax machines but the idea that there's a bank of buttons that they push it i guess if they push the next one they would have gone to rule rwanda which is next in the alphabetical list so that sounds like a very strange story and i don't think anyone would buy that why didn't they contact the russian embassy or the russian government itself why wasn't justice department to the ministry of justice in moscow you know direct talks between. let's take a look now at some other news stories from around the world it's emerged that a system of the oil rig which exploded in the gulf of mexico was partially disabled on the day of the blast the technician on board at the time says that sound in
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light signals was switched off meanwhile tropical storm bonnie has reached the gulf ships monitoring the temporary cap on that became oil well withdrawing to safer waters b.p. says work at the site will be suspended for nearly two weeks. and. some dramatic pictures now show the moment a canadian fighter pilot had an extremely lucky escape managed to success we checked himself on his plane just a split second before it crashed he's now recovering in hospital accident and practice. and when the ground was injured. at least twenty three bodies have been found buried in move in mexico and what's believed to be a mass grave used by drug gangs to dispose of the victims and security forces say an anonymous tip off led them to the pit where the remains were found crime scene investigators have been using heavy equipment to search for these they made this discovery fifty five bodies are abundant some of them on central mexico.
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said that the only certain thing in life is death and not everyone is willing to accept their fate they're putting their mortality on hold or having their brains and bodies frozen until science catches up to help them beat the grim reaper. stacy peterson's visited the only facility outside the u.s. which offers such a service and talk to one of its clients. well that's just all known put death on ice in the science fiction film demolition man freezing his body to be awakened in the future. and more than a decade later must abide what is laughable is it simply to have his immortality on earth and his mind heaven can wait my parents had a mixed reaction to this my mom thinks it's a stupid waste of money most of my friends support me in this decision because they
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are also procreate iyonix he's paying thirty thousand dollars to have his body stored after he dies at the crew's clinic near moscow which freezes humans in the hopes of future. it's the only facility of its kind outside the us and so far they can explain the count stands at four and the head of eight refrigerator gas are stored in this liquid nitrogen field of that cracker was says it can't make any promises but this one might just be a way to get a take to farm life if science catches up with imagination they'll be transferred to new bodies the cost of a simple brain freeze is ten thousand dollars even if we can. spend it on a mission right now if we can preserve the structure of the information about the person then we can still put pressure revive him in the future while some in a scientific community support investing in cryogenics they believe major advances in the field are a long way off controlling the thawing process is
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a major challenge but nothing compared to bring someone back to life. the problem at hand is resuscitation it's biological death and irreversible derangement. but if the future can bring this lazarus of the icebox back to life what does he hope to do. my immediate goal is to fly somewhere to a star closest to us. for veges live and. that's mean and what seems impossible today may be worthwhile and many tomorrow. r.t. . you know battles ahead next with the business update and news on european bank stress tests. walk into business the much anticipated results of the european bank stress tests are out seven of europe's ninety one largest banks failed the exam which was intended to reveal which institutions would not be able to survive
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a sustained economic downturn or a sovereign debt default the banks which were found wanted including germany's hyper real estate which is now government owned following a bailout eighty eight bank of greece and full regional spanish lenders a number of other banks only passed the tests now really are the likely to face more pressure to increase their capitalization the governments in countries with suspect institutions say they're ready to help the braes more money the european markets have not yet had the opportunity to cause their verdict as the result came out of the close of the market. if you're a spanx struggles when markets open on monday this is likely to feed through into russia but according to peter weston chief strategist at that's on it may represent a boring opportunity for investors. the exposure of the russian banks to the force out european countries plus ireland is two point seven billion dollars a thousand times almost less than what they suppose is the european banks they will
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be punished the russian banking stocks will be punished but they probably will be punished and justifiably so do you if you do see that negative reaction in the financials and you do see russian banks fall in with them and in fact create another buying opportunity of russian financials. stock markets here in moscow had a mixed day on friday financials look held by those stressed result of european banks p.t.b. and more than one percent but it was a big day for miners no real mikko ended up one point three percent reports the government may take a stake michel in one point six percent of the quarter to profit jumped two hundred twenty percent year over year. is looking at announcing an initial public offering on its final business. president medvedev appears to have revised russia's economic growth forecast for this year losses leader made the announcement at a news conference with italian prime minister silvio berlusconi in milan last month the government was still predicting a growth rate of four percent. i see is because i'm against whatever this year the
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russian economy will grow by almost five percent which seems to be very good after the crisis however it is still not the growth that we need them now the former international air show ended with nearly fifty billion dollars worth of deals last year's paris show was disastrous in terms of orders as the aerospace industry was hit by the financial crisis many believe this year's u.k. vent the recovery of the civil aircraft industry within a question of what has the data. this is the a downturn in the civil avocation industry is the deal signed in from bros speak for themselves at nearly fifty billion dollars worth compared to seven billion at the paris air show last year the star of the show was the boy with seven eight seven dreamliner made from composite materials in manufacture and claims that planes for the next eighteen years will be more adult understood sign this is a test airplane number three you know we will start it by their own plane by the
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end of the year and we're told that the first custom of the launch custom made japanese adeline and they will get the first dreamliner this year russian civil aircraft maker has had a particularly good airshow signing of a ten billion dollars worth of deals in good company agreed to supply malaysia with fifty m. s. twenty one planes for around three billion dollars sequoia sold seventy f. and super passenger planes in various deals worth a total of about two point five billion dollars on the other side of the question air flight eleven airbus a three hundred thirty planes reaffirming its commitment to western plane making us the asho also presented in russian helicopters to market its way is selling four machines to an indian company just as a commercial market for us it's a perk that the new market with care of several commercial critical. but that's not a big quantity for such a big confusion there are a canonical are developed ontario's india. so we have additional process on this
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market to right now new orders at the event didn't come close to the record breaking eighty eight billion dollars an ounce of farnborough in two thousand and eight before the global recession hits still many believe this show confirms the recovery trend that has been in evidence since the stream but some analysts believe the moment is being artificially stimulated. had editor of true websites as supergiants one hundred being sold below cost price and that the results from fund grow up being exaggerated. i think it's too early to talk about the recovery in russian civil aviation we might see in several years from now it is more important to get all the new planes certified and start manufacturing them still he represents a minority of the international air transport association predicts the global industry will make a profit of two point five billion dollars in two thousand and ten indeed hardly
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a fortune but better than a loss of nine point four billion dollars last year my do not question the business r.t. . so from the business team you can always find more stories on our website that's all two dot com slash business.
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a few. i. know this is our team that's taken the top stories we're following today thousands of struggling home males having queuing for up to thirty hours washington d.c. to get free mortgage help from the housing advocacy group the government's own mortgage aid program has been criticized for not cutting a foreclosure rate which tops of three hundred thousand a month. britain's defense secretary and the.


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