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a decade in the start the international space station marks ten years of being a manned mission as experts strive for the scientific leaps needed to justify its huge cost. us gears up for crucial midterm elections some of all concerned
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about the corporate backing of the candidates and question what it means for democracy. russia and norway are set to debate their role as foreign ministers. from talks on how to combat rich region. and the fight for women's rights in afghanistan our male dominated society system isn't making life easier for the why own country. hello you're watching r.t. we're live from moscow welcome to the program the international space station is marking an epic maston today with its tenth anniversary and a decade of constant service it's the longest period of continuous human habitation outside the south misfit while some are again questioning the immense cost of the
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project others say the potential future benefits for mankind are unmeasurable. their reports. the second two thousand the first permanent crew reaches the international space station as the world watches its arguably humanity's most them vicious engineering project to date a mixture of science technology and political cooperation between formal sworn enemies in the ten years since the says has expanded to the size of a football field and received two hundred lives it has. now the station is nearly complete but the jury in what it has achieved is still out there for sure but up to before the i.s.o.'s is a breakthrough of corp before there were separate space agencies now they work together it's a leap forward this station has cost the taxpayer one hundred billion dollars and that's just absurd it's too much but it's their money now admit they were not sure
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what to expect from the station and that includes the expedition one cosmonauts themselves you to get them going up trains but then i says crew members his own training was more chaotic than we're going to give them an edge when we started training for the station itself did not exist there were no manuals there were no exercise machines with the first crews job was to fully activate the station much of it had been assembled separately in russia in the united states and the first time beats parts came together wasn't space through bill mitchell it's been the first two weeks on there were extremely stressful if we failed we'd have to return to earth and abandon the station it would never have been constructed as planned expedition one was a success despite problems with construction following the columbia shuttle disaster three years later most of the modules were eventually successfully docked the completed space station provides a unique platform for experiments and weightlessness we could develop new materials and medicines starting real now and next year we're going to find out if you have
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researchers tinkering in space we can have breakthroughs if not the whole thing was a waste but others believe that the value of the i assess is not that scientific discoveries it's lifespan has already been extended to twenty twenty and possibly beyond what we're looking at projects of using dire says as a docking port for missions to the moon and even mars. and if mankind does venture further afield i search will serve both as a blueprint and an instruction manual of space should do so and bones whatever its limitations and budget over and the assess is. important at the torah word no longer seemed like everything was possible in space and there were no longer the cold war budgets to fund that all the eyes searched still proves that space research can be right to the edge of human endeavor either unnerve artsy moscow or the first european astronaut to command an i assess mission has told r.t. that the ambitious i says project was made possible by global corporation. the
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international space station is there of course because we had the soyuz vehicles and the time that is spatial was not flying now again our so use vehicles will be the only ones to be able to transport the crew to the international space station for a certain time technology and. transport capabilities for sure helped a lot the international space station gets very big corporation the space station would not be there would not exist to build out cooperation between russia and the u.s. military also have to take into account a smaller part of the european space agency the japanese space agency canada. garm they all make great contributions to the international space station and i think this is the great strength of the station is that it's really an international corporation there for the benefit of humankind for sure if you want to continue space exploration if you want to have sustainable space exploration to the moon to asteroids to mars we will have to make some breakthrough technologies meet in
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propulsion be then energy being it and life support systems you know that space agencies from all over the world or walk or working on these breakthrough technologies and i hope that in the next ten years to realty that come true that was frank the win that the first command from the european space agency. while you're with r.t. a little later we bring you the story of an afghan woman forced to decide between children and parents find out why she poured what. is this one hundred percent of the hopelessness. americans are just hours away from casting their votes in the country's midterm elections the results will affect the house of representatives and the senate as well as state and local offices opinion polls suggest the republicans will beat barack obama as democrats in majority of seats. reports some voters are more concerned about the corporate backing for many of the candidates and what it could lead to. the typical attack ad from this
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election season. actually was to. try to. except the opponent to approve the ad is herself a man expert in months throwing and the organization that back surgeries funded by view enters. this election cycle as being a torrijos in the amount of dirt candidates were pouring onto each other their bankrupting america and leaving our children the bill this is a special election year in the us for the first time corporations are allowed to funnel as much money as they want into political campaigns and they're definitely not missing out on the chance to buy influence on the capitol hill what they're hoping to do is bend laws and regulations or prevent new laws and regulations from being approved they'll cut in their bottom lines and the problem is that a lot of these rules and regulations exist for a purpose they're supposed to protect the public interest the election system in the us is such that it's virtually impossible to run for office without strong
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financial backing but the bigger the backing the more candidates will hold to their benefactors creases and normal for me you know equality in influencing policy makers policy made can be increasing their legal process influencing their regulatory process because we. are behind all of these contributions if not all of the citizens of the united states but basically the most powerful one drink to affect mental people to watch the influence inaction take republican leader in the house of representatives john boehner wall street invested millions of dollars in his campaign is also a darling among large health insurance oil firms and drug manufacturers boehner is campaigning again asked all kinds of government regulations as well as a tax increase for the rich and the other candidate running for reelection republic
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. congressman spencer baucus who is the ranking member of the house committee on financial services he has reportedly taken over four million dollars from wall street and planche to find against tougher rules for the financial market the list of corporate favorites on capitol hill is long and not only republicans are on it the democratic process is supposed to be a check on corporate power and instead what we're seeing is corporations hijacking that system in order to funnel more money to themselves many argue the new supreme court decision which made it possible for corporations to invest unlimited amounts of money in politics and be able to be credited as anonymous donors has basically legalized corruption one definition of of core option is the privatization of public party fear mongering is arguably the main tool corporations use to gain public support for the candidates they choose some channels like fox news are
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especially good at getting their message across and it's clear that pushes people to the streets i would like my vote to count as you'd be more democratic. next monday and some fear their interest may be left out because of someone's special interest on the outside is democracy is usual with people coming to a polling station fans putting a cost before the name of a candidate they like but in these elections with the influence of corporations on me it seems that really has a vote in american mail is money going to shut down on t. washington d.c. . russia and norway are taking then they will the relationship one step further the two countries are expected to seal new agreements on tuesday while also they were also host a forum of north european nations but with a vast untapped riches of the arctic also up for discussion there is more stake than just politics he's way from the ocean of reports. russian foreign minister
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sergey lavrov is here in oslo to meet his no we didn't counterpart eunice terra relationship between russia and no we have been progress in quite well since the t. managed to settle a lot of running to retort a feud over a huge area in the bering sea believed to hold massive oil and gas reserves in september the leaders of the two countries signed torak agreement divided equally and also agreed on a joint exploration pact mr lavrov and mr starr are expected to discuss here to work out here knows the practical details and how to realize the main points of these milestone agreement of course the impact it can have on the region's future as a hero the arctic with its huge energy potential and its hard value as a transport true it is a very lucrative pie with the many nations including canada the united states of
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america and turn marks trashing out for a peace that is to remain a number one subtle to rhetorical disputes between the so-called nations and amidst this crumble this global scramble know when russia hope they will be able to set a good example for all those states to follow an example of how a very sensitive issue could be resolved with everybody satisfied noways a nato member and of course the two sides will also cause the upcoming summit of these organization at least one where russia and the alliance are expected to broaden the corporation of ghana and closer to home in the region defense minister says his country supports russia's participation in the building all for joint missile defense system in europe with nato and most likely this issue will also be touched on foreign minister sergei lavrov who is also expected to take part in the second ministerial meeting called the northern dine. mentioned besides no way in
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russia and also includes iceland and the european union this gathering here in oslo to sit in court. on partnership between the northern countries. in many different areas transportation public health and environment so it looks like this tuesday is going to be very busy day for foreign minister sergey lavrov he knows low but also we are hoping there will be very fruitful day as well the dispute over the russian president's visit to the crew islands won't affect plans for beating later this month between dmitri medvedev and the japanese prime minister the ardennes are internationally recognized as being part of russia but japan also claims them. described the president's trip as regrettable and some of the russian ambassador to moscow said that reaction was unacceptable the pacific islands came on the moscow's control at the end of world war two they
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considered it strategically important for the region is richer than all deposits and oil and gas reserves. but it forget we've got much more on our website at r.t. dot com including beginners blogs and forums let's take a look at what's online right now but for an exam getting closer to the real rush it through classes in everything from drama. ok find out how you can join. us children's been a new help of criminal gangs stealing millions of dollars from a young. hottie dot com real proud they did it on the court. women's rights in afghanistan continued to be violated despite international
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efforts to intervene a shocking number of women face domestic violence and abuse with a growing percentage committing suicide because of a lack of trust in the justice system with courts destroyed and judges killed ortiz a post live reports now in a situation that shows little sign of improving. it's a choice no mother should ever have to make her children all her family her husband's thrown her out and this woman's parents will only take her back if she abandons the children she had with him. i'm feeling so alone my husband hates me a lot i'm sick my daughter is sick my other two children are with him. her family was against the marriage from the beginning the man was from another tribe already married and taking drugs but at the age of fourteen desperate to be with him the goal ran away and married him. my brothers want to kill
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me i'm very fraid of them they say if you come back alone will accept you. but if you come with your children you are view and also afraid of my husband. the twenty four year old now hides in a shelter last year the human rights commission received eight hundred and fifty similar cases and that's only impossible it says the justice system is falling far short of helping these women that are on this problem and about our promise we have no women prosecutors and most provinces no women police or family courts whenever a woman is accused of something there's no one to help her these judges are listening to a case of a young girl who wants to break up her engagement they tell her to come back in the next hearing a husband wants to divorce his wife because she visited her parents for a week without his permission you know women feel helpless and even in the rare
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situations where they cases get to court they feel justice has not been served in the last six to seven years the problem of women burning themselves has grown especially in herat and kandahar provinces to suicide because women feel they have no way out afghan court officials say they have enough to deal with even before trying to help these women and all of them with a three decade war it has damaged the capacity of the afghan judicial system we've had fifteen judges killed across the country many of our court buildings are destroyed and we have problems with transportation and staff. in remote areas the problem is worse many judges simply refuse to be posted there complaining of bad salaries and even worse security. for. all the security help implement law security. areas but unfortunately the villages are not ready to practice these kinds of. and often there's precious
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little the courts can do especially in places when warlords and special allegiances are the law we've got to pay to the judges higher salary so that we can cope with their. needs of daily life provide them a place to stay in especially in the area in the district area and also training of them and also. reporting the cases we did decide the public should go so while this woman waits for the courts to hear her there is no guarantee that even after they do she'll be any better off policy r.t. kabul. a bomb has been found in a mail package release that was a french president nicolas sarkozy explosive has been destroyed two men arrested in the attempted attack a woman was wounded after a passer exploded at it in every company also in greece the attacks of an organized
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investor the. two leading israeli rights groups have accused the state's internal security service of violating the rights of palestinian detainees the report is based on the testimonies of one hundred people who've been held for a year the document says palestinians are badly treated to interrogations and held in cramped dirty cells or state now as the. u.k. officials have announced that the tipoff that lead to finding possible bombs on cargo planes came from a leading al qaeda member. former guantanamo bay detainee flight three hundred himself into saudi arabian authorities two weeks ago the two u.s. bound parcel bombs were placed with cargo one seized in dubai and another intercepted in britain u.s. officials have named the saudi bomb maker as a key suspect they're also concerned that a number of high ranking members of al qaida in yemen were released from guantanamo
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to a saudi rehabilitation program. international airlines have halted flights to airports the most volatile can it ruptures from mount merapi continuing prompting panic among thousands being near it is one of the world's most people. thirty eight people have been killed since it started spewing lava last week and twenty other volcanoes in the country are showing signs of activity. and sydney's main zoo is celebrating the birth of its first female asian elephant zoo's director says that means that australia now has a dozen of the endangered levels the new arrival which has yet to be named is a third born in sydney on the first female. joins us with all the business news in just a minute stay with us. for the full story we've gone to.
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the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. which brighten. songs from silence to. don't. and i welcome to business program with. hundreds of companies from all over the walls are in moscow hoping to find out what russia has to offer in terms of
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nanotechnology and international forum is underway aiming to encourage more foreign investment in the sector our correspondent daniel bushell is following events up the road for. bush is going over guns blazing in his attempts to bring high tech to the country to transform the country from robots who was producer into an innovative one we've seen the high tech spots of silicon valley like google and intel of mit in moscow within the last month a russian official delegation that went to california to see how they do it of course the head of building you saw in silicon valley near moscow in a place called spoke about now we have this nano tech twenty ten pretty much the most high profile six or russian i think at the moment that a technology which involves breaking down materials into toity atoms and then rebuilding them to produce lloyd's a stronger new materials and troll dogs and spearheading that is
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a company called bring over and we're joined by mccall live shits who's a director of the company because tell us a specific nano project which will change people's lives the production process we should be moving it's an example as a center of the coding solutions it's called the buyer and over much more important things which we have time to build. is the focal project as you mentioned and the event where we are now is a good indicator that you know not that it isn't going smooth and well but at least go on the government and business to say that they brought on the ten cent to try and of the economy and. it's going from the year for year two on the main builders of solar panels in russia doesn't seem the sunniest country in the world seems a bit strange still for when i think of such a part that it's not on the the contrary. that hopefully if we'll see the insulation map of africa. it's not exactly the sunniest place but don't forget
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about members from the south park. and don't forget that technology at the thin film technology. never think which i'm going to kind. it's it's a driver and it is a step forward and it's good for more export oriented for the well told good stuff you said for renault for in terms of renewals a new source of the and i j have you go to sort of talk in terms of position on terms of turnover. you know we already have some assets in europe which are dealing with the renewable energy we are ordered to operate and we are going to produce means that we are born to build more operational units. with all the businesses which are going to kind of an exclusive interview the head of rust not anatolia to buy a skate on a hint mt was known as most promising projects. we're here for more than ninety
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projects here and it's a boat so until two of them which are serious and interesting it's about ten of them which is very interesting it's about three or five of them which when we changed the whole sector was. more or there are three projects. which machines of war. time no see how the world markets are performing in most asian stocks offline investors and what you can come to us will tell alexis and the federal reserve's two day meeting in japan a strong. market. under russia's two main stock exchanges closed monday session high of spain will take breaking sixteen hundred points to the my sex crime bill and six. news in brief now leading french defense contractor d.c. and vessels of the russian state home ship building corp to see it as a specialist in naval carriers and will help to build both military and civilian
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ships. now russia might soon create a regional futures market with a stick on go stock exchange the pound venture would add another global platform for trading in the exclusive interview with business r.t. the deputy director of the commodities market of the russian stock exchange said the pot is almost clear. there are no obstacles regarding the legislation all the required measures have been adopted the technological process has also been set up and flying today on the basis of similar precious metal contracts to make the decision to start treaty we need to gather a critical mass of traders right now we're in talks with the market players to get their agreement to participate in such trading. now in other news microsoft says it will help russia develop its own silicon valley in skolkovo the u.s. software giant will conduct research and encourage innovative research at the business school head of the scope of a project victor plans to sign. with nokia and intel.
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next the majority of russians use their own money to buy medicines and ninety nine percent of them are short of cash for such drugs a new study by russian poll center says around forty percent by medicine without doctors and five percent consumption in russia was eighty two dollars per capita this race is almost three times higher in both person and roughly ten times higher in the u.s. the russian authorities say they're considering setting up a drug prescription insurance system in the country but no sooner than two thousand and thirteen. russia's internet advertising companies of a two hundred forty million dollars in the third quarter a survey by russia's association of communication agencies says they've almost overtaken outdoor and print a major advertisers in sales analysts predict that the internet may become russia's second most popular promotion of the t.v. as soon as a fourth quarter this year. that's out date for now but you can always find more
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