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dimitri medvedev for the asia pacific summit which has just wrapped up in japan r.t.s. tests are sillier is there for us. there at the apec summit actually the talks between the russian president dmitry medvedev and us president barack obama happened on the sidelines it was the first talk of the a second day of the summit and yes at the top of the agenda on the table is the ratification of the new start treaty now a president obama had a reiterated his commitment to the russian president that he is going to make sure that the treaty gets done at the lame duck session of the u.s. congress and he also said that he had communicated to the u.s. politicians that this is of the utmost priority i reiterated my commitment to go to start tweeting. during the lame duck session. or that this would reduce the nuclear long range missiles of the two countries by thirty percent it and it would allow the two countries to check on the stockpiles of each
other two presidents brought this up today but they said that they will hammer out the details of the nato summit upcoming nato summit next week in this but we believe that the nature of relations have improved it's beneficial for. right now we're working on a number of issues including the same cool european anti missile shield we've exchanged ideas as to what could be done here and will discuss this at the summit apart from that we've been working together in a productive way and will continue to do so this being the apec summit trade and economy is a very important topic and the two presidents discuss the ascension of russia to the world trade organization the bit of russia to join the w t o no president obama has said that russia has a full support of the u.s. and he said actually said the russia belongs to w t o he spoke with the russian side they said that they expected this to happen at the earliest this spring two thousand and eleven. recently we've made serious progress in terms of russia's
decision to do this is an achievement by the american president and his team. he lived up to all the agreements reached during my visit to washington i hope this process will continue and brush it will soon access the. main topic of today's china for the two presidents positively positive results are that of the start treaty ratification so it is very important that this is making ahead remaking the progress and the commitment is coming from the us president on this matter. of reporting the political analyst mikhail trotsky thinks any possible non-drug of occasion of the nuclear treaty would do serious damage to u.s. russia relations but he says there are other areas where the two could continue they reset different considers moves in advance and thinks them all terribly then i think there's a chance that the reset will retain momentum and will develop all other
parts such as. missile defense or russia need to relations in other areas but of course both the process of discussing the new start in the new senate should it be necessary and of course the possible. rejection by the senate or the new start would deal very serious blow to us russian relationship. it was the fringe meetings between individual nations which seem to sealed most of the progress of the asia pacific summit the only other main result being a commitment to free trade in the final declaration countries agreed not to introduce any new trade barriers over the next three years it mirrors this week's g. twenty summit in seoul where leaders agreed that a currency war won't help crisis recovery but then fail to adopt any action plan on season he said not only has more on this. the world after war but weapon
currency. the fallout trade imbalance the world's paying i mean the world is paying the price for the asset bubbles that are being blown throughout the emerging markets and this high stakes battle for global exchanges it's china versus the u.s. on the western front the fed pumping six hundred billion bucks into the american economy devaluing the dollar while slamming china for not readily revaluing if you want on the eastern front the chinese position is well you're depreciating the dollar why should we really value the removal of the chinese currency which the us keeps on insisting on so it's really a standoff one that smacks of double standards it's absolutely true that the united states of late has made don't mess to clean self-serving policy that was shortsighted and that did not consider the rest of the world and this set up the sole summit but despite global outrage with u.s.
fiscal policy they got more of a high level silent treatment than any kind of fight right now it's the world against the united states and in terms of an agreement to deal with the currency war nuns going to happen there is no interest coming from china or germany the two other key players to solve this problem not interested or protecting interest. and that was before the session even started obama might have guessed there would be no. compromising china wasn't budging and germany an export giant defends its right not to surrender its strength by spending more abroad to appease u.s. calls to help economic recovery much of europe seems to be sitting back and watching how this will all play out no one is willing to budge on the fundamentals not china not germany not the united states most certainly the group also agreed to develop early warning indicators to prevent economic turmoil but the question now is that enough to prevent this cast class from getting out of control and he's now
a r t from seoul south korea. there's been no shortage of opinions on george w. bush's presidency but in just a few minutes we'll look at what the man so has to say confessions and denials the ex-president memoirs detail his regret over invading iraq to justify no torture the . first time going into a muslim village. and i got beat up while growing hatred of christians is the one thing israel's hardline muslims and jews
can agree on the victims of violence tell their stories in just a few minutes. while the us is desperately trying to revive the stoled of middle east peace talks by enticing israel to extend its construction more moratorium in occupied palestinian territories washington's put twenty stealth fighter jets worth three billion dollars on the table and a pledge to fight any international resolutions against israel in exchange it wants
israel to halt construction in the west bank for three months with the u.s. promise not to ask it to prolong it any further palestinians are criticizing the plan saying their proposed freeze will not apply to east jerusalem the recent round of u.s. brokered peace talks became stuck three weeks ago after they began and that was after israel reaffirmed its commitment to continue building settlements in palestinian areas let's not discuss this with eve from the u.s. or council in jerusalem which actually represents the jewish settlements hello to you so
the u.s. back talks have stalled now for weeks and now it looks like it's trying washington is trying to buy off israel to get it to make a move we're talking a bribe or e in effect here now is this just a face saving exercise for america's peace brokering reputation how do you assess it. well you said it so it's an interesting fact after obama's mid-term loss where he sees that americans are very upset with his domestic policy
and it doesn't look like it's going to get better anytime soon then he's got to go offshore as it were and figure out how to make some kind of success of his of his regime of his presidency somewhere else and so i think you said it better than i can and that's where we are right now so israel stands to get twenty stealth jets a great expense for only a three month freeze on building settlements that are considered illegal under international law and i was in the something morally suspect here. look it's a very curious situation although i must say that international law has not said that the jewish communities of judea in some area are really go and it is certainly where you start if i may interrupt you just for a minute here i'm looking at a pair of resolutions here we've got resolution four eighty four in particular resolution four forty six this is a u.n. security council resolution that says the policy and practices all of israel stop wishing settlements in the palestinian and other arab territories occupied since
nineteen sixty seven has no legal bill that it constitutes a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive just and lasting peace in the middle east if that's the u.n. security council resolution then what international law are you abiding by with your settlements. ok there have been other international people who have also lawyers. and other people who have said that the settlements are not illegal including the american administration and i think everybody knows how biased the un is against israel and that's all that's a whole other discussion but i think what's happening here now is really very strange what's going to happen in the next ninety days because especially for israelis who see it very very clearly this isn't a peace process all right if it was really a peace process the u.s. wouldn't have to buy anything it wouldn't have to lean on anybody because israelis want peace more than anybody else but we've seen over the years of use of the the palestinian incitement in the press and towards their children naming streets after suicide bombers showing maps that replace israel with palestine that what's going
on here is really a process of appeasement but if you and i had a stance really similar to what you have come to happen in the middle east told me about this if nothing else it's right that a peace broker such as america washington d.c. can sell weapons to one side of the conflict if it is supposed to be the peacemaker here. look if you want to talk about selling weapons you can watch the united states sell weapons to saudi arabia and to everybody around the world if we're going to talk about follow the money then if between oil and weapons selling you've got lots of big businesses and lots of people who would like to keep conflicts going because they line their pockets again that's an issue for a whole other show right having really very little to do with israel and the lot to do with the rest of the world but what's happening here really and this is has israelis very much perturbed so what's going to be in the next ninety days and what bothers us also is the principle because if the principle is that this is a peace process and therefore in order to get it going we need to stop settlements people are left with the idea that the settlements are actually the obstacle to
peace and that's exactly what isn't happening here jews living in america are not the obstacle to peace the obstacle to peace is the palestinians refusal to say that one day they will live in israel with peace or even recognize the jewish nation's right to its own home for us to give our economy what he says about new america post a letter in this very heart of this proposal is to protect israel against any international resolution here so what is the point what is the point of setting this up with the united nations if you can just buy yourself a lot either. well i don't think that israel's buying itself a lobby i think that many people in the united states realize that the way israel goes is the way the united states in the west goes and it's made very clear by the palestinians in the bible most of the muslim world that they see that you know israel is the little satan but the the united states in the rest of the world is the great satan and i think everybody sees that very very clearly the protecting israel is also protecting western interests israel is a democracy is an island of free speech and and freedoms in the middle east where
you don't have that anywhere else so it's not really just about israel or it's or it's buying any weaponry it's you know it's very clear here that the world is really protecting itself israel is kind of the front line to prevent another afghanistan and iraq kind of situation where western people are dying in a big morass in here israel is willing to do it to protect the west as well so i don't think it has anything to do with buying israel uf it's our soldiers that are going to be doing the dirty work for a whole lot of other people are nobody is under any illusion that a palestinian state that comes to fruition here is going to be democratic or free or in any way add to the world it's going to be either one by hamas the p.l.o. or crucible less so where does that leave the rest of us so i think that you know that statement really really does not ring true and to you the united states has been backing israel in the un resolutions all through so they're giving us like a prize of something that they've been doing anyway. yes you're counseling life there also and i was just going to have to leave it right there but it's been a pleasure thanks for your time ok. well after years of official denial the
e.u. is finally taking action no but claims of organ trafficking in kosovo at least seven people including a high ranking health official have been charged with luring foreign nationals to remove their kidneys but transplant one suspect is linked to the cause of our liberation army which was accused of selling the body parts of captured serbs during the yugoslav war sarah ferguson bus tickets. it was a war with a legacy of atrocity among the more shocking claims the alleged murders and harvesting of the organs of serbian war prisoners by members of the cause of a liberation it's alleged to have happened in a place that became known as the yellow house in one thousand nine hundred nineteen after the military technical agreement was signed q four and these two forces promise to secure the safety of all people living in regardless of their ethnicity
but after the serbian forces left ninety percent of the kidnappings happened the allegations were made in a book by former u.n. war crimes prosecutor carla del ponte say but the case never made it to courts because of a lack of evidence now they should turn to the public attention in the wake of an investigation into another organ trafficking case in kosovo. focused on the private clinic medical. relating to the. medical cases currently. with. pristina district court. we're waiting. confirmation hearing what we can say. to. fifteenth of october. there are five defendants charged with various. organized crime illegal trafficking . misuse of public office they're also.
wrong for use of the medical profession. although it's not yet officially being made public the indictment has been leaks the group are keys to removing the organs of people so they have been persuaded by the lure of money being offered around twenty thousand dollars for a kidney part of the leaked documents. also reveals that many of these people were never paid r.t. discovered that two days he'd been indicted and had been working at medicaid before it closed and now working at a private clinic your own medical just next door to the place they're accused of having performed the illegal operations so we went to confront your america. we just tried to speak to your america and they want to talk to us we were asking them about the two employees who are supposedly still working there despite having been involved in the medical case years ago where you can see the proximity is extremely
close another of the men indicted in the medicals case has possible links to yellow house after a war crimes tribunal witness claimed he was at the house the new investigation that painful memories for those who are still trying to discover the truth about what really happened in the yellow house case and where the missing family members are now. after the war me myself my husband and our three children were living in costa he went out one day and was taken away for questioning he never came back the scars of course of its past still evident today and there are concerns the cost of a is becoming an easy breeding ground for organized crime those who still wonder how their family members suffered say the truth of what happened cannot be allowed to remain buried sara furthur r.t. cause of a. and we've got more on that story online as well at dot com and here are
a few other stories we're also on top of right now how looking shifty can get you stopped at security and israeli developed ice skating techniques which it says are beyond foolproof and. also check into the very up front seat of a boeing seven thirty seven as r.t. gives you a captain's eye toward the world's most used to jets your boarding pass is waiting for you online at. the moscow washington spy scandal took an unexpected turn this week when it was revealed that the ten russian agents were sold out by their own boss a russian newspaper named him as colonel sort of
a cough who's now apparently under f.b.i. protection tease you got a piece going off takes up the story this summer spy story between the u.s. and russia just a few months after dropping out of headlines around the world the biggest spy scandal between moscow and washington since the cold war iraq is back with the drama of this whole situation is that the agents were turned in by their boss. he's been named as colonel suitable cool for allegedly headed the american department of russia's foreign intelligence service neither his first name or photograph their been found two journalists from the moscow beast committed people who failed their investigation clean he is behind blowing his colleagues cover in the united states . everyone we spoke to agreed that this was the biggest failure in the history of the foreign intelligence service some of the agents worked undercover for decades and all were given away just like also. their findings have been confirmed by. the
president on friday dmitry medvedev said he knew who the traitor was from the thursday of the scandal it was june when american authorities announced the captured ten people suspected of being russian secret agents or were found guilty by a u.s. court and deported in exchange for four men serving time in russia themselves convicted of being foreign spies it was never going to stay out of the news for long the story instantly made headlines and especially since the russian president's first official trip to the u.s. had just come to an end it's not credible sort of back off russia to the united states just a few days before the meeting that if the visit and according to some reports are few months before that he was offered a promotion at work which could have seen him subjected to a lie detector test and vet some believe is why he rejected the job offer instead he turned the other way by turning in his associates the media quickly found its favorite among the group of deported agents young rich and beautiful on
a chapman was deemed the russian james bond girl but did the paparazzi flashes draw focus away from the real super agent in the group me collision course was still in the shadows just as he had been for the past four decades but that's what is true this is an amazing story it doesn't only have a trainer but a true hero as well so to absolute opposites i'm talking about with some coffee and his fantastic story. he left the soviet union in the one nine hundred sixty s. first to spain then to south america working as a photographer he eventually married and moved to the us changing his name to one it said he continues lee denied being a russian agent until colonels are well presented secret documents that he then revealed his true identity but intelligence experts say naming and shaming russian operatives was probably not the prime target. as that. was probably a us agent for a long time him self and i'm sure this whole story was instigated by the american
secret service the two presidents are working to restart relations and some people are obviously against doubts the timing of the scandal was picked perfectly it puts another name in the frame for the russian intelligence service that's still trying to establish how a massive decades long secret operation could fall port so easily seemingly at the hands of one man igor is going off to moscow. george w. bush broke his silence on his turbulent presidency this week his newly published memoir see him defend the most controversial decisions of his time in office and confessing to some of the blunders which sealed his reputation in the book decision points bush should knowledge is what he calls a sickening feeling that he authorized the u.s. invasion of iraq based on false intelligence however bush justifies the use of waterboarding terror suspects as a legitimate form of interrogation which in his view was useful in breaking up
terror plots and former congressman tom andrews believes authorizing torture was a tragic mistake that bush failed to realize. first of all it is illegal you can get an attorney to say anything you want but the fact 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 they are faced with the prospect of having the same treatment given to them that george bush was authorizing given to to to those who the united states brought in the 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 last night 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 when the failure of the federal government to respond to that horror came disaster when in fact you have a war against iraq 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. well for generations the us has considered self the example for others to follow in our next hour we ask people stateside were they think the real power now. is america and everybody always looked up to us but for how much longer the resident gauges opinion in new york about who wields influence in today's world. israel is plagued by religious conflict but it's not always between jews and
muslims they appear to have united against what they see as a common threat targeting christians because of their faith and as artie's policy reports violence is on the rise same 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 a candy inside his fifteen year old son opened it the pipe bomb nearly killed him and then blew him through the kitchen and made a hole in the chest most of the thrusts were in this way but the back fire the straw the refrigerator 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 did got 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 manchester square and teach about jesus but all that ended after her house was nearly burned down i didn't feel like i belong to this nice anymore i feel like i'm staying to give an 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 had 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 one hour as a fighter over there i hated christians just as much as i hated jews i was going on around your and looking for their homes and. into their homes or putting out their cars because i believed christians are spies. the christianity can search alongside islam and judaism here these two palestinian brothers have no problem reconciling the christian faith with living in a jewish state they volunteered to join the country's army saying they feel as israeli as the jewish and arab counterparts. give everything i have for this 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 and things like that
it doesn't influence me. but in recent months attacks against christians and christian science have increased at the beginning of november this hundred year old church was burned by right wing israelis who go. some of the windows and threw molotov cocktails inside it's no wonder that christians here a feeling under fire. seems to resign him. in a few minutes while the families ravaged by the hiroshima bomb ing are striving to keep the memory of the nuclear strike alive so that humanity doesn't repeat one of its most mistakes but before then i'll be back with a head. down
the official. i pod touch from the. life on the go. video on demand tease my old costs and feet in the palm of your. question on the. fly from moscow this is your headlines now president obama is russian leader dmitri medvedev but ratifying the new clearcuts treaty remains a top priority for the u.s.
it came during fringe talks between the two the asia pacific summit. and leaders of world's richest economies agreed to current conflict with the seoul summit. with. global trade imbalance and. an investigation into. the hundreds of. russian. spy scandal. they were betrayed by their own books. legacy is ever present in their everyday lives determined to make sure no one forgets what happened so that one of history's most brutal events is never repeated use.