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georgann russia could be one step away from a fresh spy scandal with reports tbilisi detained twenty people for alleged asked on friday according to an anonymous source quoted by reuters the detainees are all georgian and are suspected of creating a spy network to gather secret information from moscow the georgian interior ministry has so far refused to comment and says it won't do so until the end of the week russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov said moscow is not aware of any details as there are no diplomatic relations between the two countries observers say the lack of clarification from tbilisi is an indictment of the authoritarian way the country is run. when someone is arrested they're entitled to due process that means they can call a lawyer but family members can be contacted therefore arrests are announced and it never happens i can't tell you how bizarre it is to hear a police spokesman say. i can neither confirm board to noise that the arrests have
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taken place in secret the arrests are the hallmarks of a police state. you know there is a new law before the georgian parliament which is called the freedom charter and it's something akin to the patriot act in the united states it will drastically increase the powers of the security service it passed its first reading in the in the georgian part parliament recently and it is possible that someone was trying to put. a social mood to support that. well let's go back now if you want to our top stories and the president submitted a visit and why we can cross live to our correspondent who's been following the visit and what's come out of it because we know hello to you there would have been a following the event earlier where we're watching a live news conference given by president putin and his vietnamese counterpart so tell us what the what's been happening there what are the major points that we need to look at. you know
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a lot of things were said during the press conference given by the russian president to meet him there and his vietnamese counterpart but of course one of the things that most news outlets will be focusing on and everybody will be focusing on is the agreement to the agreements signed to build vietnam's first ever nuclear power plant a deal that is said to be worth over five billion u.s. dollars and is said to significantly boost viet nam's energy resources and of course to more stable existence and economic growth a deal hailed by both sides as a very significant one with the russian president of course reiterating the fact that energy independence is one of the crucial points any country any state needs to become truly independent and a fully fledged player of the international arena in the twenty first century and russia is hoping to help achieve exactly that. big deal in the construction of the nuclear power plant as
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a major project. you reach the goals we set this power plant will account for vietnam's energy markets and we allowed to develop as a sovereign modern state that not only produces and processes oil but uses the distortions of energy which is very important in today's world. and of course this wasn't the only item on the agenda many other issues of cooperation were discussed many other deals were made including a deal to build a hydro power plant in the country as well a deal to exchange intelligence and intellectual information gathered in the framework of military cooperation that exists between moscow and a lot of issues of course on the agenda but the nuclear power plant deal is what both sides were mostly excited about as the vietnamese president himself said this is a. very important deal that signifies not only the extent of russian vietnam's cooperation
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but also the level of trust that exists between the two countries. or countries are eager to develop. under construction. demonstrates especially with russia and shows how much confidence we have to acknowledge. continue working together. as we've just heard both leaders emphasize the importance of strength and strengthening mutual relations but both countries were once strong allies for obvious reasons but what's happening now how has a relationship changed. when according to both leaders the relationship hasn't so much changed as it has progressed and prospered both sides were very keen to
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underline the strength of their relationship the existence of a strategic partnership long before the agreement for a strategic partnership was actually signed the mutual shared views on various aspects of foreign policies all those things basically moscow and one always see eye to eye upon and so the visit was a very pleasant one with the weather and everything playing along nicely to the russian president who was very keen to note that whether specifically saying that it reflects the state of relations between moscow and he also shared some of his personal experience in the city saying that he got a chance to take a few snaps of the city despite the fact it had to be from his car which moves very fast so it apprised a lot of skill to do that he also commented on getting me saying that it might be a little too spicy for some russian taste but he personally enjoyed it a lot and of course this kind of banter this kind of light hearted talk ghost. show
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exactly how comfortable the russian and the vietnamese are together and how much emphasis they place on their relationship. right now what about russia's role in the greater asian continent and why is the region so attractive for russia and the other way around. the russian president himself said the asia pacific region is the most fast is the fastest economically growing region in the world and russia of course is part of that region so it is very much involved in all of these things all of the decisions and all of the plans that do take place in the region russia took part in the summit that was also underway in noir russia will also take part in the apec summit they should pacific economic cooperation forum that will take place later in the year so the role of russia in the region is a very prominent one and of course russia wants a bigger share of the potential that is lying in the region itself and of course. the region is very interested in keeping up ties with russia vietnam specifically
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has had ties with dating back to the soviet union and as times change vietnam gains its independence the soviet union became russia those ties not only change but they grow and develop according to both leaders and this is something they want to continue they want to continue seeing russia actively involved in the asia pacific region with the asia pacific countries and russia it seems shares that sentiment all right thanks very much indeed for bringing us the very latest from yet means capital where. i want you live from moscow on the way for you brazil looks for and. as a president with record breaking popularity bows out we hear from the community speak lifted out of poverty. russia and the u.s. are celebrating their first joint victory in the war in afghanistan's opium trade on thursday their operative destroyed for drug producing labs in. country and
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seized a ton of heroin afghan president hamid karzai has denounced the operation saying it violates his country's sovereignty but russian officials say they are puzzled by this statement as everything have been agreed with the afghan interior minister in advance of the drug raid mark their return for russian special forces to afghanistan over twenty years after saudi troops left for some veterans of that war the news came as a complete shock because we are now reports. that gordon vis one vis one vis one vis one. and this one lost his leg and that he got a mush is showing his corporates killed in the soviet war in afghanistan two decades ago only four out of the fourteen in this picture made it out alive andree was a commando of a mine disposal unit in khandahar in two years his school lost thirty five people
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dozens of others lost limbs a third of all mines used against soviet soldiers were american mate most of the us or our enemy which supplied the mujahideen with equipment weapons medicine it was american stinger missiles which helped shoot down our planes. two decades after the soviet army is humiliating defeat and dream it will stay can a back to find out that russia was back in afghanistan again this time with its former anime. these are the pictures he saw on the news reports for drug producing labs on the border between afghanistan and pakistan were destroyed in a special rate and a ton of heroin worth over two hundred million dollars. after we gave information to our u.s. and afghan partners the three sides plan the operation for three months we used about seventy special forces units three landing helicopters and six supporting
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ones the whole operation lasted less than four hours. but many experts say washington needed a push before it started to act it's unbelievable to me that it took russia to tell the united states where the drug labs were when we have a hundred thousand troops we've spent eighty billion dollars on intelligence we have one hundred thousand additional contractors so we had to know were crawling all over every inch of that country but it took you know two in fact to out the united states to force us and to embarrass us to cooperate with you to stop the drug trade which is in the interest of the entire world including the united states with more of the drug passing through its food has than any other country russia is convinced that the scan which must be confronted at its source however those who know first hand what fighting in afghanistan is like learning against being drawn into
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a full scale war because. of course there should be special operations carried out against drug cartels but again special units should be in charge of this nineteen year old boys should not be recruited for the job every single operation should be planned in detail starting from the intelligence section of the operation itself and wrapping it all up it's easy to get trapped in this war and hard to get out of it and remember it. as long as islamist militancy and drunks emanating from of ghana's stand are seen as a threat to its national security rush is likely to remain a force in the region even as the u.s. works out an x. it strategy. faced with big worries less reliable neighbors say the region the united states and nato appear willing to accept growing russian influence at this point they need all the help they can get at the gathering florrie opportunity in afghanistan is a sign back and this time around how does the us cold war anime but as a mordant
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a lie it's only going to travel r t. here are you lawmakers are demanding their government investigate allegations of war crimes plead comes a week after the online whistleblower wiki leaks released four hundred thousand secret u.s. documents on the war in iraq the files detail american forces handing prisoners over to iraqi interrogators despite overwhelming evidence of torture the data also sheds light on fifteen thousand killings over the past six years which were previously unaccounted for iraq's prime minister nuri al maliki says the revelations are aimed at undermining the country's political stability but that's an overreaction and an unlikely motivation for the leak according to one leading expert on the country. i think that would be very doubtful to imagine that the wiki leaks the soldiers responsible for giving these documents to them have the undermining of the iraqi government in mind when they chose this date and let's
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bear in mind that there hasn't been an iraqi government for seven months so it's not likely as if there's many dates to choose from when it comes to releasing this in this sense but i think that the documents certainly do point to a particular problem with the prime ministerial office in iraq it is an office that's been significantly empowered as part of the u.s. exit strategy with its individual sort of special forces units that have supposedly internal prisons that these documents have now shown so maliki who is almost that close to the finishing line it seems at the moment with relations with iran and syria sort of confirming his role as the next prime minister now seems that he has another hurdle to jump across this is u.s. military documents so it's really like night. any previous media story or little report from iraq this is words from their own mouth which makes it very difficult for them to deny it and they're not really doing that if you actually listen to what the pentagon and state department spokesman is saying what they talk about is the critical nature of the nature of the leaks and whether u.s.
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soldiers or informers or people working with us will be put in danger by them talking about the method of the message rather than the message itself now the message itself paints a very different picture of the iraq the americans have been telling us about the last seven years and nowhere is that more true than the issue of body counts general tommy franks who led the invasion in two thousand and three said quite natural actually we don't do body counts but americans have been doing body counts and those body counts now combined with the iraqi body count of n.g.o.s and aid agencies say that some fifteen thousand iraqi deaths have not been accounted for so the history of iraq is being written by these documents which are as i say from the americans miles themselves. and stay in iraq saddam hussein's former deputy was sentenced to death this week terry because he's was found guilty by the country's high court of persecuting shared islamic parties the decision to hang as these two seventy four has drawn much international condemnation and some experts view the sentence as an attempt to divert attention away from the we can leaks revelations
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british m.p. jeremy corbyn is among the critics of the trial. the reason they're doing it now and the correct on this is to divert attention away from the wiki leaks issue because wiki leaks have exposed the torture that has gone on systematically and i think the death sentence pronounced for me to use it is to divert attention policy absolutely no point in this form of victor's justice being carried out it will be nothing to reconcile people in iraq i think what we need is a real investigation into the behavior of the occupying forces and the iraqi army and its forces ever since the invasion of two thousand and three cancel the death penalty abandon the whole idea of the death penalty and instead look at the issues of human rights and justice and look at the behavior of forces ever since the invasion took place i do not see the value in executing terek izzy's any more than executing anybody else it will not bring the dead back it will further brutalise what is already a very brutal situation the death penalty does not work and we are on top of the
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story line v u r t v dot com as well as more analysis of the fallout from the we can lease revelations. two israeli soldiers are awaiting sentencing after using a palestinian child as a human shield during the onslaught of gaza almost two years ago and it's the first such conviction since tel aviv reinforced a ban on using civilians and combat against their well polished lire man the boy who was forced into the firing line. majeed robber was just nine years old when soldiers grabbed him and made him check for bombs. i was just sitting here is really soldiers took me over there there were two bags and he told me to open them
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but i didn't know how to do it. he was terrified of the abandoned briefcases which the soldiers thought could be booby trapped and his fighting family forced to watch one of us of one of them put his hand on my son shoulder and made him go into the toilet cubicle i heard a few shots fired soon afterwards i felt like i was dying my little daughter he was with me kept saying they killed him. and yet it was five years ago that israel supreme court made the law crystal clear human shielding is an absolute absolute no no endangered civilians deliberately is absolutely prohibited but the reality on the ground is still very different you had to show his army years in the palestinian territories he knew the supreme court's ruling but watched his sergeant ignore it so did he and the soldiers serving under him so what we did is we just bumped into a house nearby house we grabbed one of the kids we took him with us put him in the front of the patrol you just walk your patrol in the village with your kid and then
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no one for a start one hundred sixty complaints were filed about the way soldiers behaved in the gaza war two years ago but only forty seven criminal investigations were ever carried out most of them have since been closed but i think that to ask a combat soldier and serve in the occupied territories where you use palestinians as human shield is like to ask you to drink coffee in the morning but israeli lawyers say convicting the two soldiers is to the i.d.f. scribus there are always soldiers who step out of line but that's that's part and parcel unfortunately of running a military operation to say that as a general phenomenon as i.d.f. soldiers you use human shields that's absurd. for much of the family they take comfort they find to be getting justice even if it's only against ranking soldiers and not the commanders they accuse of allowing human shields behind the laws back here to loosen them. while the dust settling in france says we reports in
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a few minutes after. the protest over retirement reform we'll look at whether the massive public daniels' were worth quibbling the country. had in a few hours brazilians will decide who they want to replace they are soaring way popular leader at stake are the hearts and minds of the country's millions who live well below the poverty line and who say president lula was giving them better lives he served his maximum terms but has lined up a successor artist lauren lyster reports from san paolo were the gab between rich and poor is narrowing. in brazil there are those who live tucked away behind barbed wire walls. and those who live behind shanty cinderblock ones brazil is a rich country but the majority is poor guarded gates paved the road to that majority separating rich from poor and cementing the vast divide of inequality that
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in many ways is the story of latin america but in this developing nation and one of the fastest growing major economies in the world where they are pioneering deep water oil research and ethanol production for example signs of human development to marked by a before and after before outgoing president lula disown the took office and forgot what are the people didn't recognize the poor today the rich are en route because the poor as poor as they were before people have the opportunity to think he's increased the job market civil construction for me and for others he's giving jobs to people who didn't have it after lula's eight years in office is a brazil where more than twenty million of the vast poor have been lifted out of poverty were jobs but really social policies are bringing inequality down income from the poorest in the country has grown eight percent a year while the richest has grown only one and a half brazil is part of a trend in latin america of countries that are electing leftist governments that
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are essentially redistributing wealth to the poor in neighborhoods like this in brazil you see that most evidently and their program called both the familiar. janina and her two daughters live together in one shared room about one hundred square feet in this food vella are slum she gets by on a few odd jobs and she gets the equivalent of twenty four u.s. dollars a month from the government through both the familia and helps with food or sometimes i use it to pay a bill in return for both of familia cash to naina has to show the government that her daughter samantha gets her vaccinations and is in school and in. at least eighty five percent of the time as a result and i thought most of all she's ten years old and she knows how to read how to write everything she even knows how to use the computer samantha's life is one of learning an opportunity where once in a slum like this reaching her age meant dropping out of school to work and help the family on days i worked when i was younger ten years old i was already
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a nanny i didn't have the means to study but a little government cash is helping to break that cycle and create a new one this is what i want them to set a lot so in the future they'll have a profession and they're not going to suffer like their parents suffered so i want them to study. at the same time the parents are suffering less both the familia is responsible for a sixth of the reduction in poverty in brazil while it costs just a half percent of g.d.p. basically it's considered very cheap and efficient it's a model being transferred globally from mexico to new york city though by some accounts it still amounts to chump change to that. five dollars. to solution for their lives but here you see how it's helped resiliency beyond their cinder block cities turned football playing fantasies. into goals these kids say of being doctors and teachers and
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we're here for the first time arguably in its history the walls separating rich from poor don't look so set in stone. lauren lyster r t so paulo brazil. anti-government protest and france have continued to diminish over the weekend after president sarkozy's contentious pension reform was voted into law workers at all twelve of france's oil refineries broke a month long strike on friday damn most which drained at full pumps a horse stop he will imports were the culmination of months of protest against the government's play. and to raise their retirement age the french charity minister says service stations should be back to normal by the middle of next week and douglas weber a paris based professor of political science argues that the protesters directly suffer financially from their own actions. certainly the protests and strikes that . cause some economic damage to those probably quite hard work next exact figure on
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this but one ought to bear in mind i think that the people are actually striking they're not going to actually pay these these costs for the most part people are actually on strike from the public sector apart from the fact that they won't be paid for the days they were on strike they won't be affected by the negative economic fallout of the of these kinds of protests so that's the reason why in fact they are able to go on actually i think for so long. now let's take a look at some other stories dominating world news today and yemeni authorities have arrested a woman suspected of sending explosive parcels to u.s. synagogues bombs were found on u.s. bound planes in the u.k. and by officials in yemen have also seized over twenty suspect parcels with suspicion falling on the country's active okada cell last year to tampa to blow up a detroit bound airliner. going to have massacred at least fourteen people during
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a football match in the northern city of some patter of saw the group armed with assault rifles pulled up in a car and opened fire at point blank range the motive is unclear but police believe the shooting may be linked to the drug straight it comes almost two months after a gunman stormed a shoe factory in the same city and killed eighteen people. iran says it's prepared to hold talks on its disputed nuclear program in advance for the move came after the u.s. confirmed it was working on a new fuel swap deal for the country the u.s. and other western powers accuse iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons iran denies the charges saying its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. and rescuers are searching for survivors after an overcrowded ferry capsized and sank in a river in eastern india leaving at least eighteen people dead and more than sixty others missing the vessel was carrying around one hundred fifty people even though it only have the capacity to take sixty passengers the victims were returning from
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a huge muslim religious event when the accident happened. so side drug abuse and the real reason behind the death of a u.s. soldier fighting in afghanistan that's coming up shortly here on our t.v. . there is not enough space for them on the ground. zero down to the i guess things numbing systems under the sun. fill the gap of adrenaline.
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when are you going to live from moscow bringing in nuclear power to vietnam brushes to build the country's first ever nuclear reactor in a deal signed off during president medvedev visit to a summit of southeast asian nations in hanoi. new spy scandal looms as georgia refuses to confirm or deny claims that a busted a network of twenty people allegedly gathering information for russia to police she says it's keeping all the details on the matter secret until the end of the next week. and joining forces in the war on drugs russia and the u.s. crackdown on afghanistan's opium producing labs in their first combined operation to tackle the world's heroin factory the rate marked to return for russian special
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forces to the country over twenty years after saudi troops left. and in the weeks other main news as saddam hussein's deputy faces death for crimes against humanity we investigate whether the tariq aziz verdict was timed to take the heat out of the latest revelations from wiki leaks the online whistleblower has released four hundred thousand classified u.s. files on torture and killings which happened under washington's watch. well they're starting the quest for truth by the parents of an american a u.s. soldier whose death was blamed on drug abuse but turned out to be caused by medicine prescribed by his superiors.

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