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it's. freedom justice and peace for the world must begin with freedom justice and peace in the lives of individual human beings america long the self-appointed global leader on human rights pointing out the shortcomings of others for the united states this is a matter of moral and pragmatic necessity but scenes of injustice like these are taking place not in other countries instead happening right here in the u.s. a point being made by the united nations human rights council in its first comprehensive review of washington's record two hundred twenty eight points to be precise recommendations on how the u.s. can do better in practicing what it preaches one of. tension centers throughout the world to punish those people who torture and executed janie's arbitrarily the u.s. dismisses many of the suggestions calling them political provocations by hostile
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countries he had even america's allies are highlighting grave flaws friends in ireland demand obama follow through on the promise to close gitmo britain belgium and dozens of others calling on the u.s. to abolish the death penalty for many it's the ultimate hypocrisy how a state with roughly three thousand people on death row lectures the world about humanity all my life a case in point. mom viewed as america's very own political prisoner the united states the perpetrator of gross human rights violations is using human rights as a political football against its enemies and its enemies are enemies not because they violate human rights necessarily but because the us wants to change the government in their country the country often accusing adversaries like syria iran and north korea of oppressing citizens is now faced with defending domestic practices like indefinite detention poor prison conditions and racial profiling don't stand idly by don't be silent when dissidents elsewhere are. in prison
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america is home to the world's largest prison population with two point three million people currently behind bars children can be sentenced to life in prison a place where more than one hundred undocumented immigrants have died while awaiting deportation. increasing discrimination against muslims another blemish on america's human rights record. hundreds have been arrested in so-called f.b.i. for oil terror plots plots using government paid informants to set up the crime a practice other countries term entrapment aleesha macwilliams mccollum's nephew is among those caught in these web she warns the system is losing its bearings america's need to wake up because i don't know what the hell we go in as a member kids no one country has all the answers but all of us must answer to our own question is when the people speak who is listening the u.s. has rejected international calls to abolish the death penalty and dismissed several
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other recommendations leaving many to ask if u.s. exceptionalism means do as i say not as i do during a fortnight artsy new york. and as the obama administration tries to tackle human rights violations in the country former president george w. bush is once again sparking controversy this time with his new memoir zz in the book decision points released almost two years after he left office america's forty third president reveals his thoughts of the most controversial moments of peacetime in the white house he claims that iraq's lack of weapons of mass destruction came as a shock to him that he still believes the u.s. was right to invade on the interrogation of terror suspect he says he personally approved the use of simulated drowning because he believed it helped prevent attacks and save lives a former congressman tom andrews says no such methods can ever be justified. first of all it is illegal you can get. an attorney to say anything you want but the fact
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of the matter is it is illegal secondly it violates international law it violates the geneva convention and thirdly it puts american soldiers at risk so that when they find themselves god forbid in an enemy's hands then you feel they're faced with the prospect of having the same treatment given to them that george bush was authorizing given to those who the united states brought into custody it was a tragic mistake and the fact that the president can't recognize that mistake is is not surprising but but again unfortunate you know it's rather extraordinary for president bush was on national television here in the united states and he said that his lowest moment the lowest of the low as he described it was when a rap artist kenya west accused him of not caring about black people during the katrina debacle in the failure of the federal government to respond to that hurricane disaster when in fact you have a war against iraq
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a violation of international law an invasion that killed thousands of american soldiers over one hundred thousand iraqis all to go after weapons of mass destruction that did not exist and make it worse you had american soldiers seven hundred of whom were lost their lives in iraq because in this war of choice this administration did not think it important enough to provide them with the protective armor that if they had it they would be alive today. former congressman tom andrews there and all the way in just a few minutes here in our team policing that police in russia as officers mark their national day of major revamps under way and we will look out why the man or women in uniform can do to regain the trust those they vowed to protect. the one disturbing thing which extremist jews and muslims in israel agree on it's
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the vicious targeting of another faith to tell you who they are taking aim at and the prize being paid for persecution. there is a call for north korea to return to international talks over its nuclear activities as soon as possible it comes from russia and south korea from where president we had a war and that simmering tensions in the region could boil over and he was speaking at talks ahead of the g twenty summit and sell our d.n.a. so now is there. to is not just for the sake of peace but for the economy and for stability in both russia and south korea understand that this is a big issue for all we hear so much about iran and president medvedev himself brought up the fact that iran has never declared itself as a nuclear state while north korea very much have so it is a concern for russia once again president medvedev reiterated that moscow is alarmed over north korea's nuclear ambitions but believes the only way to go about
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solving them is through negotiations. that requires our special attention is the situation in the pacific region and on the korean peninsula we have discussed the nuclearization and have highlighted the importance of six party talks we want to resume as soon as possible in the asia pacific region as potential for conflict and there's no alternative who want to set up a dialogue and improve the understanding between the sides. and we ourselves had a chance to go to the border with north korea it's only some sixty kilometers from the center of seoul of course with the twenty most powerful leaders in the region over the next couple of days this is a lot of something we're going to hear a lot about at the g. twenty president mentioned that he is very impressed with the way south korea has developed they've had a huge amount of success with innovation and modernization and maybe it isn't looking to south korea to prove to be an example for russia. to diversify the
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economic cooperation between russia and south korea what do we need to do to achieve we need to make it more height we are modernizing russia creating a new economy in our career friends have experience in this as well as in the commercialization of scientific discovery which i'm very happy to have signed a memorandum on cooperation in high technology this president would have also had an open discussion with a member from civil society is there they talked a lot about boosting trade between the two countries of course south korea and russia do have strong trade ties but it's nothing compared to the u.s. and china when you look at the present certainly pushing to put a lot of effort into deepening ties especially when it comes to trade and the economy on a lighter note one of the members of the civil societies did bring up south korean food in that talk about russian vodka and president medvedev pointed out that this is a great chance and a great reason to build the cooperation between the two countries on the lowest
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levels at a civil level so people in korea understand that it's not just that russian string that is now reporting they are now the world's top economies takes center stage tomorrow in south korea when the g twenty summit kicks off russian presidential or cottage tells r.t.e. that the group's approach has been to have focused on short term problems in the past but will gradually shift to dealing with long term issues. if approach is quite natural in the early days for east just a few months ago or more on the global economy and was killed by the crisis the response immediate response was the main concern and main focus so poor in leader and for collective decision making of the world. just twenty will gradually move to a long term agenda. but it will take time it's still developing situation developing form neither suggest to each other and. i think they will focus on the
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longer term we feel more and more including the soles. of our four interviews coming your way at around twenty minutes time here on our team religious intolerance in israel and the palestinian autonomy has found a common target christianity extremist muslims and jews are turning increasingly violent towards christians and their holy sites artists policy or reach those being persecuted for their faith in the holy land things that david ortiz lives dangerously a christian pastor among religious jews in the west bank city of i will he's received death threats for trying to convert jews and muslims to his faith my first time going into a muslim village. i got beat up we were giving our bibles someone hated ortiz enough to drop off a package at his house thinking it had
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a candy inside his fifteen year old son opened it the pipe bomb nearly killed him and blew him through the kitchen and made a hole. in this choice most of the throws were in this way but the backfire the story the refrigerant everything back it took three years for israeli police to catch the perpetrator a religious jew jack title who lived in a nearby israeli settlement he'd already killed two arabs and he says he's very proud. he began a favor by trying to cut off. across the west bank the story for palestinian christians is as bleak and the threat comes from both extremists jews and muslims bethlehem the believed birthplace of christ once boasted a population of eighty five percent christian today less than ten percent live here this woman is afraid to show her face she used to go to mantra square and teach about jesus but all that ended after her house was nearly burned down i didn't feel
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like i've been known to this place and the more i feel like i'm staying just given the opportunity she says she wouldn't think twice about leaving the explosion of muslims. you know you feel you feel controlling everywhere every thing my granddaughter have to memorize. but tuss abu sada ignores the threats he's one of a growing number of muslims whose converted to christianity in recent years when i was a fighter over there i hated christians just as much as i hated jews i was going on around your and looking for their own triangular names into their homes or putting out their cars because i believed christians are spies. but christianity can search alongside islam and judaism here these two palestinian brothers have no problem we consolingly christian faith with living in
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a jewish state they volunteered to join the country's army saying they feel as israeli as the jewish and arab counterparts. i'll give everything i have for this army because in the end this is my country but it's not without its problems. each time i go home in uniform someone will call it me traitor things like that it doesn't influence me. but in recent months attacks against christians and christian sites have increased at the big. of november this hundred year old church was burned by right wing is rabies who broke some of the windows and threw molotov cocktails inside it's no wonder that christians here are feeling under fire. in the team to resign him. now wednesday marks russia's police officer is professional holiday but looming layoffs in the reforms are leaving little room for celebration a string of high profile scandals have seen public trust in the force plummet prompting the government into action while many agree that an overhaul is overdue
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not everyone is convinced it will work or he is there a push call reports. their pictures which shocked and asian and left the image of russia's law enforcers in tatters it's now over a year since this drunken shooting spree by police officer. killed two and wounded seven others but the case remains one of the most alarming in a series of high profile police candles it also came as a blow to people like former officer alexander who won the title hero of the soviet union for his work but you have to call watching regretfully there are many of sickos out there i'm a former policeman myself but even i try to avoid police officers they have guns and they can shoot it was also last here that a young officer tried to blow the whistle on police corruption with an internet video and sparked a political storm i have many acquaintances in the police who care about the truth
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he called for a national inquiry and accused police chiefs of ordering officers to jail innocent people the bill planted a wave of similar revelations as other officers came forward the interior ministry itself admits more than one hundred thousand offenses involving police officers were registered in two thousand and nine alone. you know in the one nine hundred seventy s. policemen were motivated by reasons not to be totally on appreciated today we work to solve crimes for the excitement of the job and for justice to prevail. in response to the scandals prison the really needed it ordered a multi-billion dollar reform of the interior ministry last december the new measures set out to make clear the rights of the police and those they detain one of the main talking points however became the new name for the force leaving behind the old militia and going back to the internationally more accepted police many said crossed remain the biggest concern and were worried about the costs of the
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name change. the law shows me i don't understand why we need to spend so much money but will they be changing the lashing on the cars it's no use changing the name first they need to take a look at all those villas in the moscow region she would police officers of houses there that's what they need to start with confiscations the proposals will be implemented next year in what will be a crucial stage in the force's history a history which has seen better days as this museum in moscow testifies the museum tells hundreds of stories of bravery courage and heroism this is the list of those who died in the line of duty however the organizers of this exhibition say there are many more out there whose stories remain unknown where the image of law enforcement in russia remains a tanishq one the question now is whether the reforms will be more than just
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a facelift and help put both the police and the police on the same side of the barricades. r.t. moscow. and doctors say a prominent russian journalist who was brutally attacked in moscow is recovering well after undergoing three operations caution was attacked on friday night by two man who almost beat him to death with metal rods lawmakers say they consider tougher opponent for attacking journalists cautions assault follows a series of attacks and reporters in russia in recent years police suspect the journalist investigative work for the congress and newspaper and his internet blog are one for both vicious assault the journalist made a name for himself by slamming several high profile government officials president medvedev devolving to bring the attackers to justice. and we are across the story ally right now at r.t. dot com so let's also look at some of the stories we're updating for you on our website and apparently a missile launch off the coast of california leaves the u.s.
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government bullets and. the five minutes were two minutes finding new generations of families for russian animators a few versions of these gentle reality tales in a bleak picture saying finings the findings rather running dry more details at our team dot com. checking around the world now is what else is making news today and at least five people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of bombings in baghdad all attacks were targeting christian areas and about fourteen roadside bombs were detonated it comes after more than forty christians were killed when al qaida militants took over a good seed rolled ten days ago in the capital. tugboat has begun telling to shore packed cruise ship which was stranded off the pacific coast of mexico the vessel was on a seven day trip to the mexican riviera one a fire began in the engine room at a power was cut emergency food supplies are being delivered to the four and
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a half thousand people aboard the carnival splendor may return for by thursday all passengers will receive full refunds. officials have confirmed that more than seventy people are being treated for cholera in haiti's capital and there are fears the epidemic will spread more quickly due to problems of water supply after last month's hurricane thomas disease has already left almost six hundred people dead outside of port au prince millions more are now considered at risk. right of raises up today here in r.t. for more member there is our website r.t. dot com right now we'll bring you the business news with kareen in just a few moments don't go away. we've got. the biggest issues get one voice face to face with the news makers.
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welcome to our business program i will go straight to our top story russia is interested in attracting south korean investors speaking in seoul ahead of the g. twenty summit between the bed of said south korea is one of the top priority partners for russia in the region was president added that trade should diversify away from raw materials among the first deals of the trip conglomerate who die and russia scheduled great company will build a transformer production plant worth several million dollars in russia's pre-war screecher grain only some says it may build an assembly plant nearby in the middle section of russia's mecha one south korean posco plant plan a metal works in eastern russia. now gas promise to supply no less than ten billion
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cubic meters of natural gas per year to south korea starting from twenty seventeen at present the company supplies wind a half million tons of liquefied natural gas to the country in additional gas promise considering building a new gas pipeline between the two countries head of the company arctic sea miller expects the south korean market to grow by a least fifteen percent by the time gas deliveries begin. no but it was in our korean partners are interested in increasing the gas supply into the korean market and today we were agreed with the coal gas company on the fact that we move to the next stage of negotiations commercial negotiations will start this december and today we've agreed a new amount of gas supply which will start in twenty seventeen but. the shares of russia's biggest metals companies have grown eighty percent for the last two years analysts that most domestic metal giants are still undervalued on the stock market among these companies are m.k. you have rows and metal i do caution i find out more. machel was one of the
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industries hit hardest by the global financial crisis and it's among the fastest to recover shares of top producers have jumped eighty percent in two years and say they still haven't reached their limits you feel look at the way those trends the fourth quarter rise. up the price of oil for coking coal is looking up quarter on quarter the main driver is increasing demand from china the growth of metal consumption in the country has boosted metals prices to buy three times in cost to cait from some two hundred forty dollars to over seven hundred dollars per tonne russia's domestic market also helps along with the government subsidy for the call industry the next driver will be the recovery of residential construction demand for some a finished metal products is still twenty five percent below pre-crisis levels to
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meet this morning from world seeps us the next two years will see an upturn in real estate boosting demand for long term metal production withing the recovery of trucks and markets. will be of the essential. for russian producers metals producers remain undervalued that includes m.m.p. which accounts for some sixteen percent of all metal pretty used in the country the shares of the rose four times over the past three years still it remains the least valued model stock in russia's top five followed by yet for us in match my dinner question on business r.t. . and while metal stocks remain widely undervalued precious metals are enjoying a gold rush at the low metal and sober have surged to historic highs on fears of inflation concern over your zone debt and the us stimulus package and i say that the man for precious metals could continue but mother slot senior trader at u.t.s.
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capital in london says it's not clear how high the rally will go it's difficult to put a price tag at the moment i see the round figures as obvious levels for gold fifteen hundred dollars now that is broken through for three hundred would be the next level up from there above that you possibly got two thousand dollars which is a massive increase in the underlying price of gold bought you seeing more and more traders buying futures contracts and i think most importantly by e.t.f. sixteen's traded funds are now serving to push the price of gold higher it's questionable whether these contracts will be deliverable into the online where there's there's enough of the underlying asset there. to be able to be delivered if the futures contracts worth take is expiry so it's a difficult situation we're told that he could come screaming back down if he does choose to sell off. and staying with gold world bank president robert zoellick has denied reports that he's calling for a return to the gold standard he says the u.s.
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dollar should be only one of several reserve currencies and gold should be a reference point for a new monetary system says he wants a debate about a new international financial order to replace the bretton woods accords. and time to check on the markets now and both reporters are falling over a percent here in moscow all the main players are down on the r.t.s. with energy stocks the major drag after vases bucking the trend though it's preferred stock is up again for the second day more than twenty percent higher over my six. it's a similar story in europe markets are lower a day after some some hit two year highs with a fresh round of earnings weighing on some shares in london the footsie has fallen a half a percent led by a two percent fall and roll for his group and one point six percent fall for jane sales pre-pay all see which reported course helped herself. onto russian billionaire alexander mahmood has bought a three percent stake in him v. group and international entertainment retail chain operating in seven countries and
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with an annual revenue of three point two billion dollars analysts say mahmood acquired the shares because of the current low price and some reports say the move even appeared to have a twenty by supply. and that's all for the time being i'll be back with more in less than one hour but meanwhile you can always log on to our web site that's r t dot com slash business and find.
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which brightened if you knew about sun from the finest impression was. his friend starts on t.v. dot com. the question is that so much i'm afraid we're going to make a lot of people over here yeah but when it comes to finding solutions to the world's economic and financial woes is bigger and more better critics of the g twenty play mother.
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looking back here with thirty years a look at the top stories the un has slammed the human rights record of the u.s. racial profiling prisoner abuse and the existence of the death penalty were among the key concerns. russia and south korea have agreed deals to work more closely together and are calling for an on nuclear korean peninsula this comes as president
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began of joints other leaders and so for summit of the g twenty group of nations. and russian police officers marked their professional holiday as sweeping reforms and huge layoffs hang over them and you wonder if the measures will be enough to restore public trust and force after a string of high profile scandals. over the headlines now ahead of tomorrow's g. twenty talks artie's been talking to the russian president's top economic sate. he says the world's twenty biggest countries are likely to have off a trade war between china and the u.s. and hopes the summit will lead to more global cooperation. well the time has come for another g twenty summit would you think which issues will dominate the agenda.

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