tv [untitled] October 31, 2010 10:00pm-10:29pm EDT
a top headline news stories from around the world this is our team president medvedev has become the first russian leader to visit one of the country's most far flung outposts. the remote. thousands of kilometers from moscow but it's just a short hop from tokyo decades it's been a bone of contention the trip has already drawn criticism from japan with the country's foreign minister saying it is an effort to its people while russia says it has no need to ask for permission to visit its own territory. it's a leftover from the second world war old soviet tanks rusting on the shore with their barrels pointed towards your pan the cornish your island together with three other pacific islands was taken over by the soviet union sixty five years ago but
the tussle to define its national identity still goes on. these cross appeared here a few years ago soon after the russian orthodox church opened its parish on the island of see katon up to decades of thing its population the window on it is now in the midst of a baby will. we have the highest birth rates in the interests of region we have lots of young people votes of servicemen offices their living standards are quite decent nowadays there are many kids here and parents bring them to be baptized it's wonderful to have children on the island building the church is part of the russian government's effort to raise the living standards of the korean island beach here means reinforcing national identity. all but the band and in the nine hundred ninety s. they are and saw a large influx of japanese charities and officials trying to persuade the locals
that they might be much better off if the audience were under japanese administration because you know if we get the owners bark we won't move the russians who live there we know how painful it is then you offer them citizenship. the dispute over the islands known as northern territories in japan always had a third party to it it was the united states that encouraged the soviet union to take them over in nineteen forty five and it was also washington that later still japan's territorial claims but now many japanese see both russia and america as occupying forces you knew of the japan has two issues one is a territorial claim to russia and the other is to get rid of american military bases on japanese turn tree. under international law the grill island unequivocally belong to russia but due to geographic and economic reasons it's residents of palm of week when it gets to japan than to the mainland. and while russia may be in
their hearts japan is still vying for their minds. huma mortar is teaching japanese at a she could turn school has so respected by the japanese government i class is a very popular when you come to the school the children are already waiting for me commandos people who i see there are many people who came here last year i'm happy here sometimes it seems to me there was my family again and here class seventh graders study alongside their parents who hope to get a job in japan life a degree allowance may have a proved in recent years but not quite so to stop eyeing the horizon according to a two thousand and nine nationwide poll about ninety percent of russians would strongly object to handing the korea lorenzo over to japan but the overwhelming majority of the respondents have never visited this territory and are very unlikely to do so in the future the audience may be an integral part of russia on the map
but the economic clear and logistical way there is still very much a foreign land some of our thirty in russia as far as. the trip to the islands comes on the heels of a visit to vietnam and a summit of southeast asian countries and annoy multibillion dollar deals were signed and russia agreed to build the country's first nuclear power plant dmitri medvedev also stressed the need to help vietnam develop as a powerful and modern state the two sides signed additional agreements on construction of a hydro power station and cooperation in the oil sector moscow seeks to strengthen already well established ties with the former soviet our. the first ever joint us russian anti drugs operation in war torn afghanistan has been hailed a success special forces knocked out for drug labs on the afghan border with pakistan and confiscated a ton of heroin worth hundreds of millions of dollars afghan president hamid karzai
condemned the operation claiming it violated the country's sovereignty but russian officials say karzai statement is confusing as the raid was led by the afghan interior ministry. reports that some moscow's part in the u.s. led mission came as a complete shock. the accord this one diode group of so did this one group were banned this one or this one died too while this one lost his leg and he got a mush is showing his cormorants killed in the soviet war in afghanistan two decades ago only four out of the fourteen in this picture made it out alive andrey was a commander over mine disposal unit in kandahar in two years he scored thirty five people dozens of others lost limbs a third of all mines used against soviet soldiers were american made most of the
us were enemy which supplied the mujahideen with the quick mint weapons medicine it was american strong imbeciles which helped shoot down our planes. two decades after the soviet army acts it and dream it was taken aback 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 lapse 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 planned the operation for three months we used about seventy special forces units three landing helicopters and six supporting 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 a year or 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 truck 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 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 sections of the operation itself and the wrapping up of the operation so it's easy to get trapped in this war and hard to get out of 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 a bigger war is less reliable maybe. 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. and this time around how does the us cold war anime but as a mordant a ally it still got trouble r.t. . in a few minutes the ethnically diverse iraqi city of kirkuk is
a real tinderbox. you on a way to prevent the site becoming a hotbed for terror attacks. in brazil the incoming leader takes up the baton to close the gap between rich and poor that's coming up in a few minutes right here on our team. russia and a georgia could be entangled in a spy scandal with reports to detain twenty people on friday for espionage and an anonymous source quoted by reuters said those detained are all georgian and are suspected of being part of a spy network gathering information for moscow the georgian interior ministry has so far refused to comment and says it won't do so until next 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 experts say evasion shows how authoritarian the country. when someone is arrested they're entitled to due process
that means they can call a lawyer that family members can be contacted therefore arrests are announced and it never happens i can't tell you how bizarre ideas to hear a police spokesman say. i can neither confirm nor deny that arrests have taken place secret arrests are the hallmark of a police state 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 past its first meeting in the in the georgian part parliament recently and it is possible that someone is trying to whip up. a social mood to support that. one of the country's opposition leaders and says tbilisi uses the slightest link to russia as an excuse to prosecute this kind of charges russian links russian ties russian is
spirit which is always used in georgia's police gunned i didn't know anything about these people but i know that it's a quite enough to be some hold linked reason russia knowing your spinach may be easier but if you were a business see russia or family in russia and you were raised in georgia it's quite enough for georgia law enforcement off shows to make criminal you scared. iraqi lawmakers are demanding the very government investigate allegations of war crimes the police comes a week after the online whistleblower wiki leaks released four hundred thousand to 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 shed light on fifteen thousand killings over the past six years which had been previously unaccounted for iraq's prime minister nouri 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 and the soldiers responsible for giving these documents to them had the undermining of the iraqi government in mind when they chose this date and let's bear in mind that there hasn't been an iraqi government for seven months so it's not likely if there's many dates to choose from when it comes to releasing this in a sense this is u.s. military documents really unlike any previous media story or 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. soldiers are informers or people working with the u.s. 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 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 and selves. fifty thousand u.s. troops remain in iraq to train and support local security forces but in many places like kurdish controlled q. to cook the legacy of the american led invasion remains an uncertain one people very fear a civil war could eventually erupt as sebastian meyer reports. a dawn raid a race against time to catch militants off guard in the iraqi province of kirkuk we're in the suburb of duck cook and the police have just a few minutes to get into position before sunrise. daybreak's in the raid begins police under the supervision of the u.s. army go door to door searching rooms and checking residents against lists of
unknown terrorists. dominated heavily by kurds have been remarkably successful recently they've cut terror attacks by over fifty percent in the past few months these guys are very good they are very good and they're very good at intelligence and of gathering intelligence and developing intelligence and the other sort of verge growth he's not worried about but others mainly the cities non kurds are here in downtown they're going to live with her charity target with their own historic claim of the kirkuk is a unique city in iraq but to melting pot of all the different ethnicities in the country but this mixture continues to lead to extremely volatile ethnic tensions the two thousand and nine field report that was recently leaked by the whistleblower wiki leaks states that without strong and fair influence likely from a third party these tensions may quickly turn to violence after the u.s. forces withdraw all of this will in terms of security when the u.s.
leaves there will be no independent security force right now the security's from the kurdish side of the city this is the truth when the u.s. leaves things will get worse it will be conflicts arabs will stand up and created and we should say with the mail and this will. go for a bit but wars will begin to grow as. an example of this violence wasn't long in coming no more than five minutes after we finished the interview a roadside bomb targeting the police detonated in the center of the city. luckily for the police the terrorist nest it appears that despite the gains that the police are making. the american troop withdrawal could easily lead to a return to sectarianism in care cook for kurds arabs and turkoman alike the consequences of the u.s. led war have left the future of kirkuk very much uncertain sebastian meyer care cook for r.t. . coming up later this hour if you want to live in germany then you better learn the language that's the message to immigrants from chancellor angela merkel.
the streets of moscow are flooded with vampires devils and pumpkins as it celebrates halloween find out more here are to. brazil chooses dilma rousseff to be the country's first female president she will succeed the highly popular outgoing president lula da silva rousseff from the ruling party has campaigned on the success of silva who's credited with lifting millions of people out of poverty and lisa reports from sao paulo where the gap between rich and poor continues to shrink. in brazil there are those who live tucked away behind barbed wire walls. and those who live behind shanty cinderblock but in this developing nation in 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 mark by a before and after before outgoing president lula da silva took office he woke up to the people didn't recognise 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 jobs but really social policies are bringing inequality down were 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 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 favela 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 intends at least eighty five percent of the time 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 this is what i want them to said he 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. about. how 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 and 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 germany is reevaluating its multicultural society after the chancellor said efforts to build it have utterly failed angela merkel says immigrants need to do more to integrate and learning the language of their new homeland should be a priority as their first reports more and more germans feel foreigners are taking over. and yet we. learn the language of the next. week taint have a place. the message to immigrants in germany integration and tough talk from the german chancellor his controversial speech recently branded multiculturalism the failure of the furtive debate on an extremely sensitive issue.
which is also called gaza strip because from my blood up to the yes ban he becomes more and more arabia with high immigration if the past few decades germany has seen the developments of monocultural communities such as new clothes in west berlin foreign influence in this area really is very evident in lot of foreign and foreign shop fronts and activists the discussion is about education failures welfare abuses and crime within immigrant and you've got real problems with many of his popping in the president says a lot of people fill holes about immigration. the recent survey conducted by the foundation in germany found that almost a third of respondents felt that immigrants were coming to exploit the country's welfare system and should be sent home when jobs were scarce and almost the same amount the country is being overrun by foreigners do you have a mix so you have
a german here and you have english here and english here and this is turkish this is this is nice so everybody can read that but if it is only. turkish people they feel strange when they think where am i living this is an arabian city much of the ensuing to date has focused on muslim immigrants with migrant families reluctant to integrate into a society that they feel is prejudiced against them i don't think that changing my personality the way i look the way our talk or my even my mother tongue would change. have an effect on the german culture projects like this local community center and aiding integration and teaching children the german language from an early age but with few bilingual arabic or
take if schools families like in this is sending their children to private schools where they do not yet learn german despite the tough rhetoric from the top germany knowledge is that immigration is desirable for its economy that migrants have to be willing to integrate we need people in all of the industrial countries because we have not so many kids anymore i have no kids not of germans have no kids so where should the kids come from to work and help the industry going on so we need people from other countries to come in get it himself. talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others and a major china. now with that debate play why dave would be to chime bridge cultural divides which had been simmering quietly for a long time. then. now to some other news around the world this hour more than thirty people have been killed in
a police operation to release hostages from a catholic church in baghdad militants took over the church after attacking the country's stock exchange where they killed two guards they were reportedly demanding al qaeda members held in iraq and egypt to be set free. an explosion and main square has left at least thirty two people injured police say a suicide bomber was targeting police officials the blast occurred near a place where riot police were present in case of a protest after this blast more explosives were found and diffuse. yemeni authorities have released a female student suspected of sending explosives to the u.s. synagogues earlier qatar airways said one of the two parcels posted from yemen last week had been transported onto planes before being seized in dubai bombs were found on u.s. planes in the u.k. and dubai u.s. officials are now going to yemen to check security practices and holes in the
system. indonesia's mount merapi volcano is once again spewing ash down its slopes the disturbance caught many people that had returned home to collect possessions following a low in activity no casualties have been reported thirty eight people died last week when the volcano began to erupt and at least fifty three thousand have been moved to safety. which is and a zombie have been taking center stage in moscow as people get set for the freakiest holiday of the year when this weekend clubs had to been filled with a crowd that was had swapped its gladrags for real rags and wigs tom barton was there and shares with us all the details. it's halloween time for trick and treating and dressing up but here in moscow and really an occasion for just to go to one of the clubs in moscow we see not just scary costumes but the whole variety of weird and wonderful god you see pirates you see system policeman you see the
whole souls of professionals i don't say it's a time of policy with me here he's out in the sky he's a d.j. . england's b.s.p. never lost his whole holloway's father must mean you impression it's a very small. allegiance maybe it's about. people making a lot more. but the end of the city it was not what we. want to see things become. seems to become more popular all over the world to me but i spent a lot of time in venezuela and they really big on how we hold such a plan and everybody every instance of dressing up i mean i want to be moving very slowly scattering wants to see this lives in different times to be sort of timeless supply and well no disrespect but if you look on scary to me i'm. going to be on the whole thing. thank you down in the sky my i don't know i don't
say scary times may try my past but anyway that's. awesome very good nine eleven scam real funny. comedy. tom barton having a lot of fun there reporting for us now for more on how moscow celebrates the scariest day of the year you can head to our to dot com you can also check out the latest news and analysis here's some of what's online for you right now. americans put their trust in comedians about politicians and satire and jon stewart is named of the most influential man in the u.s. . and moscow authorities sound the alarm as estimates suggest the city is crawling with rats some figures even claim the rodents outnumber people in the russian capital find out more at our t.v. dot com. and a couple of minutes why america's throwing good money after bad by miscalculating
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